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Fact-checking President Trump's acceptance speech at the GOP convention
"I in our history, a political convention on the South Lawn of the White House, the People's house thousands of cheering supporters on this pandemic summer night in mid August watched as donald trump among other things formally accepted his party's renomination during a long speech on this night his name. Spelled out in fireworks he followed a series of taped messages the four day Republican convention now over there is his name again. The president talked up our mortality rate tonight though in truth over thirty, five, hundred Americans have died just during. These four days as we watch this as we watched the spectacle. I digress, let's bring in our friends in our New York studio anchoring our coverage and watching it all low these many nights racial Matto Nicole Wallace Joy Reid and I know among other things we have a lot to talk about you of a special guest standing by as well. D-. Brian Thank you. Mary trump is going to be joining us again. Just a moment I do want to give my colleagues here a little bit of a chance to respond to what we just saw. If I think it might be helpful if I just did like a real real quick speed read auctioneers fact check yet just in some of the top lines, we can clear those out of the way. This was more than an hour long speech by the president we think this is the second longest. Acceptance Speech ever given by an American president topped only by the other one that he gave in two thousand sixteen. There was a lot and a lot of it was wrong sense that factually wrong just to be clear a few things. There are not any approved effective lifesaving therapies for corona virus right now there are. There's a lot of hope but there is no. Proven efficacy for convalescent plasma for any other therapy despite with the president said tonight, we also don't have the testing system in the world we have a disastrously failed testing system. We also have bluntly the largest and deadliest virus epidemic. In the entire world, we have four percent of the world's population and twenty five percent of the world's deaths. When the president said tonight, we have pioneered the fatality rate said that wrong? I don't he was blundering there, but he might have been correct in that blender. Joe. Biden. Does Not Support Abortion at the time of birth the New York Police Department has not endorsed Donald Trump's reelection. There have not been three hundred new miles of wall built card into homeland, security his Homeland Security Department. As of this summer, it's been more like three miles of wall built. It was Barack, Obama who signed the Veterans Choice Act. Our troops are not coming home. There are more US troops overseas. Now than when he took office, he has not ended any of these wars that he's supposedly vowed to end Joe Biden has not promised to abolish the production of energy. In the United States Joe Biden will not bulldoze the suburbs This talk about pre existing conditions in the weather and people can get healthcare. The Republican Party in the trump administration explicitly is in court right now, fighting to abolish the protections for people with preexisting conditions that were part of the affordable care act. That's going to be before the Supreme Court exactly one week after the election on November tenth, they are fighting to abolish protections for people with preexisting conditions also last but not least. President said tonight if for those of you who still drive have you looked at your gasoline bill have you noticed how low it is for those of us who do actually drive you don't get a bill for your gasoline. It's not how it works. Nobody males you bill and says, here's what you pay for gas at gas pump. If. You drive
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"About that donate to a wildlife conservation or a school with kids especially to whatever whatever donate to multiple different things? So that's that's one of the ways that I'd kind of I'm not I'm not out there. Like hey everybody give money in all that stuff. It's like if you WANNA give. I'll tell you what we do you know but don't don't give more than like thirty bucks a month because what happens is. I observed this growing up as well right being a being a religious setting where. That's that's a nonprofit. Setting of course is every time it's toward the end of the month. They need more money. What do they do they pastor whoever gets up in east preaches the sermon about health higher damn nation? And you need to you know you need to give to save lives and Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah and. It's big you know political speech and of course people are just emotionally. Just start giving. And pledging all this money and I don't want people to do that with my organization so I'll tell you who I am what I'm about what we do. What the organization does I'm not going to sugarcoat it. I'M NOT GONNA blow it out of proportion. Here's what we do if you like to be part of it you know. Why don't you get fifty cents a day? That's that's one meal a month and if not that's totally cool to those in an also if things get bad so we've had people who like sign up. I want to give a hundred bucks a month like right when I when when I originally started it before. Put the CAP on it. You know people like Oh they hear the story ran a podcast or whatever and like I want to give a hundred bucks. That's a lot. That's a lot of money to become an out of your paycheck every month. And you'RE GONNA. You're GONNA miss that. You're going to hurt that and that's GonNa hurt you and if something bad happens in life or whatever you're GonNa want that hundred bucks back and so now now that hundred bucks a month. We don't get that we don't get nothing now. You feel bad because you cancel and it's just it's just poor transaction. It's a really poor transaction. So I'm like if you want to give give fifteen bucks a month and it's actually been really interesting just on the funding side with this whole Kobe. Thing and the The economic downturn that. We're that we're in right now. Our funding has actually gone up. People can tolerate the fifteen dollars the hundred bucks though they can't tolerate. Yeah exactly and we've actually had people like email us like. Hey I'm really sorry. I lost my job. I can't afford to give the thirty bucks a month that I pledged. Are you guys okay with that? Absolutely one hundred percent because we have hundreds of people who each give a little bit and therefore when things get bad. It's it's okay. It's okay you don't feel bad and we're also not losing a big chunk of money that we were expecting to becoming you know yeah budget stuff out ahead of time. I think it's a smart strategy. Obviously know nothing about it but just thinking about it. You know a a larger POOL OF PEOPLE DONATING SMALLER. Amount of money will allow you to be able to tolerate the EBB and flow of the natural sine wave of people's personal economic situation there global economic situations for sure smart. It's just like investing in the stock market right. Diversify what you have or you know. Mutual funds whatever diversity. Things ignore it completely or or ignore it completely. Yeah that's that's always an option and it was it was. I just saw that. That was what was happening on. These organizations to was the traditional model is what will happen is a people will aggressively people from an organization will aggressively pursue very wealthy people. And try and get that million dollar donation or trying to get that hurt donation. And what I saw was A. That's not good for the relationships that you're building with people because I have friends who are extremely wealthy and I would never want them to think for two seconds. I'm friends with them. Because they have access to a lot of money and I want them to support my organization. I would never want them to think that so. It's like if you wanNA give dude great. That's if not that's totally fine like I don't I don't care but then would also happens is you'll get somebody who wants to donate a bunch of money. You'll randomly get that. I WanNa give twenty five thousand dollars. I WANNA give a hundred thousand dollars. Well they always want something in return a you end up babysitting them. So you're losing a bunch of time because you constantly have to check in with them and you constantly have to appease them and then they ultimately and I've even seen this a little bit with mine is people want to go and do what you're doing Who were completely unqualified. You know like oh I gave. I give two hundred thousand dollars. I want to go on a trip with you Neil. That's not what we're doing here. That's not the game you're playing we're doing and and you want to know what you're going to spend at least five thousand dollars on your your round trip international first class ticket and the hotels and food and everything you're gonNA spend five thousand dollars easy to do a two week trip and that's GonNa cause me all kinds of problems. I'M GONNA lose tons of time tons of productivity babysitting exactly and so I I also able to avoid that By following this model. And it's been it's been really good man. It's been amazing. Seeing people continue to give. And then if it's actually gone up which I was not expecting well since we're talking about right now and the organization what's the best way for people to find you and support you stronghold rescue dot org normal spelling. Give strong rescue dot org or you can go out. Ephraim Mattos on Instagram at Mattis. And I've got a link right there in my bio silent silent I and there's there's a silent me people can just go check us out online. And that's the beauty of the Internet was discovering the seal community it's unlimited access and right now a lot of time for people to surf around five things. I've been thinking this whole time as you're talking about this slightly non sequitur to your organization but it seems like you grew up in a culture that I would describe on the fringe and I don't say that pejoratively it's on the fringe and then you entered another culture that would also describe as on the friend who came up in a world. That was very regimented. And what was the description that you guys had been law for legalism legalism legalist? Yeah legalism perspective to call it the wild west and the seal teams right right. Where'd you personally net out? After both of those experiences. Where did I personally? Why where'd you net out I think wow. That's that's actually a great question. That's a great way to phrase it I'd am somewhere in the middle like I'm not religious in any way shape or form. Now you know I believe there is a God I believe you know that there are certain laws that govern nature I think my on my personal philosophical level. I'm a firm believer in like deism and natural law and like that mixed with Greek. Reason is is a good way to live your life because ultimately none of us know for sure if whatever religion we believe in as the actual thing and not. I know until you're actually dead so I think. Yeah Natural Law Greek reason mixed together basically formed the basis for what I would define as morality and try to live my life. Of course humans fail all the time but but yeah also like when I was in the teams like I was never a big drinker like that was just something I never got into it because it just never really interested me so I don't think yeah never like fully lost my mind on the one end you know getting alcohol related incidents or anything like sounds like you got exposure to it at the very least for sure dabbled and went out and had my fair share of refers crazy nights. You know for sure but then it was like okay like I'd those fun but like I don't I don't need that for my life Sounds like it landed in the middle. I Yeah I feel like I landed in the middle. I tried to take the best from both worlds and life crazy enough and we live in a in a crazy time and you know I just try to find. Try to find the middle somewhere but using yeah using reason using looking at what's natural again natural law and you know if you if you believe in God which I do you know. It's like the laws of God are the laws of nature in the laws of nature are the laws of God. You know so we try to. We try to look at people. Try to look at religion and say well the textbooks clearly says such a such a document says X Y and Z. But it's like you don't know that it actually says x Y and Z because that was written two thousand years ago. You don't know the context you don't read you know you don't know the initial ass down through generations past it so you know it's like dude you you don't really know that so look at natural. What's what's natural and use reason. You know if you if you believe God. It's like okay. Cool God gave you the ability to reason. That's what makes us different animals. So use that to do the right thing and also kind of I guess kind of China back into what? We were talking about before with nonprofit organizations again. I mentioned earlier. Some of them you know very like religious based and because of that basis in religion they can get away with ironically doing immoral things and immoral wastes of money and ineffective programs. Because I'm doing the will of God therefore fifty. Yeah exactly. Yeah well not quite that bad but almost I just listen to this. He's like Oh son of a bitch they know but yeah it's like they use that as an excuse to to say like. Oh I'm doing the right thing is I'm following the God and so now you longer have to use reason you no longer have to use logic. Convenient excuse for a lot of behaviors did throughout the course of your life and the journey that you went on from leaving the environment that you grew up into all the things that you've talked about over the last few hours has it had an impact on your faith that it strengthened entered chip away at it. My my faith is I guess. In a way that's are referred to is like Deism to deism basically says that God created the world. There's you know setup natural law everything is governed through the laws of physics and that's that is law and other than that like God doesn't really get his hands into anything so my faith is that there is a god creator. I don't think it's a dude sitting in the clouds. I think it's more you know sounds nerdy. But it's it's more kindle the force within all things it's anywhere and everywhere and so my faith is that yeah that there is that there was a guy there is a creator there is a like a rhyme and a reason to all this but God he whatever you want to it as like going to come down and be like. Oh Hey you're going into battle and you just prayed so I'm going to go and move bullets out of the way so you can go and you know and do what you need to do So you know I've been in you several different conflicts and also in Burma. I have never once prayed before. Going into combat. Because I'm like it's not God's fault that I'm here you know. This is US humans having our own issues. We're working our shit out here. Work exactly like we're working it out. Yeah and he's not going to be like. Oh will you prayed and you said the San's before the Madel therefore to dominates the bullets aren't going to hit you and I also think that that leads to that leads to lazy mental thinking. Because there's this idea that if I if I pray if I just kind of go through religious rituals that now I've done all I can. It's you know let go and let God is a term that I use it. Absolves U. Like accountability -bility or to put in the work. Well I'm just waiting for God to bring the opportunity what's will well. God doesn't have a will for you like God wants you to be happy guy wants you to live. Your Life. Guy. Wants to help other people you know God like whatever whatever I get I get message from guys all the time people for whatever `super religious so I get. I'll get messages from Gaza all the time. It's a lot of teenage guys and like hey like I don't know if it's God's will for me to join the military or not and I was telling them like it's God doesn't have a will for your life. He doesn't in my opinion. Whatever it is that will make you happy. Whatever it is that will bring you true joy. I'm not talking about pleasure in the moment but I'm talking about ever being you true joy in the long term. That's what God wants you to do. He wants you to live a happy life that you enjoy.
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"Up. These guys are not responsible enough to handle it and some very yeah very picky and choosy with with that and then also down in the Colombia Venezuela border area. It's GonNa make sure working with the right people So went down there. Just make connections asked around Without you know we can talk more about it. But you'd be getting in contact with X. Venezuelan soldiers and all that stuff and then you'd Kinda vet them and figure it out and just slowly but surely build up what you're doing with them. You deal with the government's directly no but so actually kind of yes in Burma. The government is the problem right. So the central Burmese government. They're the ones that are conducting. They're the ones that are doing. The genocide the rape and the murder and all that stuff so in a way yes we are directly involved with confronting them but in like Columbia. Yeah we were like we're reg. It's a different situation there right. So it's super high risk because there's there's been several bombings just this year right near our children's refuge. Obviously there's gangs. There's all kinds of violence. Actually gangs had gone through there and shut down a bunch of other organizations but they let ours stay open because we're run by Venezuelan. People and not run by a bunch of green. Goes run around down there and so in that in that context of Columbia. Yes government knows that were there were registered with them. But we're also not doing anything like what we're doing in Burma that the mission says completely different. It's protecting taking of kids in this in that context of being in this sort of gang controlled area and Providing food medicine clean water things like that. So super stereotypical kind of humanitarian stuff. But it's in the super high risk environment and then obviously in Venezuela like we've had guys smuggling and medicine almost get executed a Venezuelan guys. Taken their government taking their stuff. And you know basically plainly were going to kill you guys go end up in. Burma yes in Venezuela no and in Columbia like it's no they're they're working in in Liga High high-risk environment we're not they're not running tactical missions or anything like that but it's more of a self defence purposes. Yeah but there's those weapons of things I got are super highly controlled in in Columbia. But there's and same thing I'm like Venezuela so if you it's it's worse you're worse off to get caught with a gun then delegates even avalon. Your chances of like talking to your way out of something are way higher than like. Oh you got to Piss on you cool. Guess what you're not talking your way out of that too. Yeah you're going to and we have. Yeah we've I know guys that early in the Gulag kind of thing. They're in really really bad. Situations not guys working directly from. Have you been able to pull guys? Outta the that you know from the seal community to help you directly? I've got. I've got multiple guys that are still in. That are wanting to come and help out. The the issue is A they need to be out I of course but then the hidden. I know I was going to do what you do. On My I you have to be on Terminal. Leave you really. Yeah exactly fill out this. Chit your best from Florida exactly So no I haven't had anybody directly from from the teams come out just yet but I've got multiple guys that are kind of lined up to come and volunteer so also volunteer. Like I can't pay anybody at this point. We don't we. Don't bring it enough to to do that. My goal is to get to the point where it's like. I can hire three to four full-time guys that go and do this. Stuff and spread the workload But we're not at that point just yet so I've had a few guys come in and volunteer with me that have like ranger backgrounds or like marine backgrounds and stuff like that but I'm also very extremely picky about bringing guys in though as well So have you ever heard the term volunteer EST Volun- Tourist? I cannot say that I hope man. It's this weird phenomenon where people are like. Hey Man I wanna go on an adventure vacation so I'm GONNA go volunteer with some organization and go have the adventure of a lifetime. Oh and because. I'm doing volunteer work. I'm going to get a bunch of people to give me a bunch of money and basically pay for my vacation pay for my adventure vacation and it's volunteerism so people who show up to take photos of themselves instagram dude. It's it's insane. We're taking deals themselves. And the like and it's it's even worse like in kind of my area of of Of like what I do. Because it's like I'll have somebody. Oh yeah it was in the military for a couple of years and you know they and I've seen them with other organization that I'm like dude like that's not cool. 'cause they're just do whatever the air here. I am in Iraq you know. And and the problem is so. They spent thousands and thousands of dollars. These individuals will spend thousands of thousands of dollars to go on this venture vacation. And they don't do anything to help the people and some Extremely wary of that of like who I bring in who I sort of introduced into the into the club kind of thing now that allow for that at all this election course. It's just you know I could see it being an avenue for people like yourself who wanted to continue to have an impact but I can also see a flavor and a draw to an individual wants to be able to go into areas like that and act like a cowboy at acts absolutely I one hundred percents agree and I've seen that and I continue to see it and nothing makes me more angry because then I'm afraid that I'm going to get kind of lumped into that group and it's like I'm not associated with those guys. I'm not associated with that kind of stuff. But yeah you're absolutely right. So that's why I met my volunteers. It's this is a chance for me to go and just go do whatever I want. But the the beauty of it though too is because a you have to volunteer would be like. Hey if you're not coming out for at least a month and if you're not willing to go rot in the jungle for a month don't show up go kick rock exactly so that's like a great deterrent to test. I was thinking like seventy two hours. That's what it is. Everybody WANTS TO TAKE. Everybody wants to take leave from work or whatever everybody wants to you know. Take ten days off of work and go have an adventure somewhere. And you're like no no no. That's not what this is this is. You're GONNA sit there. You're GONNA eat rice. You might step on a landmine. You might not. You know you're going to the middle of nowhere. There's no backup. Nobody's coming to help you and you're not there to go have fun. You're not even there. Did like necessarily take part in the fun parts what we would consider the phone parts. You're not there to do that. You're there to enable these other guys to do it. You're there to train and to protect the people and do you know medical training or whatever basic self defense training stuff like that. That's what you're there for Ellen. By the way it's going to suck the entire time because you're you're just going to rot in the jungle and so it's really great because it just a lot of this going to weed out ninety nine point nine percent of the people right their rates you have to be you have to like really believe in it but you know it's it's surprisingly it's been it's been extremely effective. I've just observed these different organizations like organization worked with Iraq and sit there different organizations who have access to like millions of dollars and the the waist or probably slash corruption dude the the levels of corruption. I like we could talk for four hours of just about the corruption that happens in these different organizations and it is rampant. And it's insane so basically most of the people that I've seen who run nonprofit humanitarian organisations especially kind of in this realm. I I guess I would call it like high risk humanitarian work. I don't know they. Ninety nine percent of the guys have come across their basically used car salesman who can tell a story and raise a bunch of money so if you run a business right you have to have a superior product that people want to continue giving you money for right. So you're like okay. I expect my kill cliff. Drink here to taste a certain way. I expect it to you know You know look a certain way. I expected to be delivered on time. And I'm going to pay X. amount for that particular service in the nonprofit world there is no return on the service. There's only photos and videos and somebody getting up and saying here's what we're doing. The best evidence yet is video or a photo of how your money's being used and and whatnot and so what happens. Is You have these guys that are master storytellers and very very colty. Very very very cold like and a lot of them are very base of very much like based on like religion. You know we're out here loving people and serving God and Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah and. Here I am in Iraq or wherever you know. And they're able to raise a bunch of money by from people who don't understand Like hey like no no no like. How many people have you helped in? What way have you helped quantifiable metrics? We've helped you know. We help ten thousand people today like no no. No you gave out ten thousand water bottles today which is like a tiny tiny fraction of the budget that you're working with. So why are you spending all this other money on you know flying your family around the world? Why are you spending this money on all this other stuff and it's IT'S INSANE? I was working with one organization. They actually hired me to work for them for for about a year and so I was working with them. They were paying me very well and I was like okay cool. I'll take the Nice paycheck to paycheck. I was like yeah. That's that's good. I feel like someone with my background. Like I like. This is a worthy paycheck but they were only giving me to work with the people. I was working with to to help the people they were giving me a third of what they were personally paying me to actually give to the people who need it and I was like okay. I'm not cool with that was like I'm going to be getting more right to help the people. Oh yeah don't worry don't worry a year later. Not An extra dime had come in and illiterate. Got to the point where I was like. Hey like what if I get cheaper flights? Can I use that savings? No no you don't get to do that. I was like you've gotta be kidding me. Like what do you mean and like well? That's just not how the funding and the routing works and stuff like that and I was like do you gotta be kidding me at so then there's also super absurd levels of corruption going on at the high levels of that organization as well and I was like. Oh Wow okay yeah I need to and so I I just I just laughed and I was like I don't care. Screw your money like it's imagine that's almost impossible. Though for the lay person to separate the wheat from the chaff it is. It is which sucks it doesn't turn people off and they'll say fuck everybody exactly well and that's and that's how I feel and in many ways Personally as well so one of the things that I do with like organization to make things different is A. I have a limit on how much you can give per month. That which is a dollar a day thirty bucks a month. That's the maximum. You can give that. You can pledge per month to my organization. I also actively encouraged people to give to other organizations that they believe in if you have a hundred dollars in your budget every month that you just want to give to charity. Hey that's great. Why don't you spend you know? Why don't you donate.
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"Patagonia like paddock. Six to thirty nine year five exactly. It's totally good. What's good for the planet? But yeah so but the thing was when the when the main gun fired it's like it almost knocks you over so loud especially if you're in front of it. Yeah well we're we're behind it the thing you know we're we're right behind it so that exhausts. They have like a jet engine in there. Something like so. The exhaust is like burn the hair off of our arms and faces and stuff But the little girl didn't even blink so the gun goes you know. She just is in shock. She's not and she's been out there for almost two days at this point almost almost forty eight hours at this point and so basically The team leader. What he did was he ran out and grabbed the girl myself. And another guy. We popped out and just layed covering fire as best. We could into isis positions He brought the little girl back and then we had to go out and get the two men at this point. The the tanks started firing. It's a machine gun that had up there and We get the two men back behind the tank and originally the original plan was actually bring a Humvee behind the tanks. Just load everybody into the humby but they refused. The humby crew refused to go the Iraqi. They didn't they don't WanNa they don't WanNa play. They WANNA play that game at day and so we're sitting there with all these people are So the team later he grabs a little girl and myself and another guy. We throw a super like this severely wounded guy onto like tabletop. That was we just found in the middle of the street randomly. I think somebody else had been been carrying somebody else when the massacre happened and So we kind of throw them on the table top when we start dragging him because in the tank just starts backing up. We have no communication with the tank. I don't know who gave them the signal that to get out of there but they were like. Hey we're done. We're going back so they just started backing up. Basically right on top of us so we're dragging this guy on on the on the stretcher thing and he falls off and so. I go to get him from I. I can't pick them up at this point. It just dead weight. This tank is literally from me to you. At this. Point his feet or almost underneath the tread. Yeah and there's rubble and everywhere and you can't just nothing you can do so I look. I grabbed him. I roll them out of the way. And just with frank tank wouldn't run them over and he looked back up at me and I was just like this is one of the situation. I was like I can't get you. There is there is no like you need superman man right right now there is. There's nothing I can do for you and I got sucked. I'd made a bunch of decisions in my life to save people's life. I'd never made a decision like hey dude. You're going to die and I have to make that call right now. It was right call but you know some. Kinda like looking at him. I'm kind of in shock from like just having to make that decision I step back behind the tank and the birth machine gunfire comes in and takes my leg out from underneath me Luckily it was a small bullet. Five six went through my calf in and out and hit the bone into the arteries but fell down behind the till down behind the tank and almost crushes me. The guys start screaming at me because I was. I wasn't even it would've Romeo heart percent all my focus was on my leg and it luckily didn't snap the bomb but at the time I didn't know if it had or not and so I was just kind of staring at it and it was watching blood. You know. Starting to Gush from both entry and exit wounds and then they start screaming at me. Turn around and I'm like Oh there's a tank about the run me over so I was like all right. Stand up hopefully and hopefully my leg doesn't snap at the at the Shin and luckily it didn't. So then I started throwing a tourniquet on you. Know tripping over the bodies of those doing super super crazy situation And then I we got back near Iraqi lines and then I. We were basically needed to cross this no-man's-land if you if you go into this no-man's-land you've crossed this highway. Like you're GONNA get shot like Isis can see you. The smoke is dissipating at this point and I was wounded. And we were screaming for the Iraqis to send us a homey. But they wouldn't do it and we're just out there stranded and so I was like I'm already wounded. I'm pretty much expendable at this point. You know if I go down I go down so I volunteered to run across the street and scream at them and like get someone to get dry out there so I run across the street. Ice Opens Fire Bullets. Or you know at my feet and all that jazz by all this is on video. The whole thing was caught on video insane and I get get back across the street. I passed the word. Hey they need a Humvee see someone hop in a Humvee and go out there and help them some like right cool. My my my missions done But then yeah. I ended up. Getting transported to a hospital occurred in. Erbil spent the night and I'm an award with a bunch of other wounded. Kurdish guys and the only only white dude in there and Kurdish intelligence. I was Isis. So they actually came in and like the interrogated me was is a very simple conversation while I was in bed. It was just a simple conversation but I was. You Know White Guy. With a beard I looked like a Chechen fighter. No finger new players required. No finger has started explain. And here's what I am and here's what I'm doing. They lost questions as you were like. Wait what what are you doing here? What why how? And Yeah just explained to him but it was so that guy left in men out that night spending that night in that hospital with all these wounded guys man it was like it was like it was like a haunted house. Man Like the just the screaming and the power went out multiple times and guys were wounded way worse than guys had been like shot in the hip or shot and then horrible places and severely wounded and just tearing like the screaming and crying and the darkness all night. That was a You know that was. That was an interesting night. And then the next day they released me and I kind of like went hung out to safe house that we had there in Erbil in two weeks later flew home back to Wisconsin. So yeah it's really a but that's when also too that's when I during all of this it was like okay. This is I need to be doing more of this but in a better way in a smarter way in helping what I saw was like people are caught in the crossfire of these wars and guys like us are uniquely situated to do something about that and that doesn't always look like okay charging the machine gun nest and grabbing the girl. That's that's not what it always is. But we have the ability to operate and do what we need to do. In far off places And survive in these places to get save lives and so I I started an organization called stronghold rescue and relief. And that's what we do. We we send in a former special ops guys to To to to protect an assist families in these different conflict zones so right now we have permanent operations in Burma percent so I ended up getting to go to Burma So we have fulltime operations in Burma Venezuela and Colombia. And the way the way I run things the way we do things is we train up teams of locals to be able to stand on their own so we have A. We have a rescue team in Burma. That's all ethnic guys from Burma. That are trained up and how to evacuate the civilians deliver food all that stuff. So I've spent I've been doing this for the last few years months and months and months just living in the jungle eaten rice and you know just living in huts and stuff like that and then same thing down on the Colombia Venezuela border. We have like a children's refuge which is run by ex Venezuelan soldiers who defected from d'oro and so we're able to give them a and then we're also able to Smuggle medical supplies and food and emergency aid and stuff into Venezuela into any place in Venezuela. And were even. It's it's weird like we have to smuggle medicine in the hospitals And guys we have guys that do all that so spent the last few years building up this capability and it's been designed it specifically because I was like that's the right way to do. Things is to enable the locals to do things charity with dignity I was going to say. It sounds like a fit slash. Advisement insist yet capacity. Yeah I'm like a civilian green bay basically and but like we're focusing on humanitarian stuff. And what's what's what's interesting about it is I. I built it to where they can stand on the route in the entire concept of it is to build up teams of local. So they can when I if God forbid something happens to me again like they can still continued to do this and With this whole Cova thing I never imagined like there will be some worldwide damage that shut everything down but we are still operating at one hundred percent capacity and all the different organizations that operate in these areas in similar capacities. But they're all shut down. Well we have. You know children's refuge. On the Colombia Venezuela border every single organization. That's in our area and I'm pretty sure it's every single one because we haven't found a single one. That's still open. They've closed their doors. And so now you have thousands of people that aren't getting food people starving to death. On the Colombia Venezuela border let alone inside Venezuela people in Burma not getting food and the wars continued. The gang violence still continues. All that stuff still continues and the beauty of it is. We're still there and because our teams are local so they are you know they're they're staying whether supposed to and it doesn't rely on me to go in and do everything. Even Eddie would happen to that girl she she was repatriated with A family like a distant family member. So what's interesting too about her? As we're pretty sure she was the daughter of the nicest guy really. Yeah so they were Sunni and the the family didn't want anyone to know who they were when the girls repatriated with them They didn't want anybody to know who they were because they were afraid of revenge because they were associated with Isis and ironically to we found out later because millions and millions of people have seen this footage of this this rescue mission and all this stuff and people identify the guy that the guy that didn't make it the guy that are pulled out of the way of the of the of the tank tread most people have identified him as saying Oh he was actually isis sympathizer. He worked with Isis. He was isis interesting then then he was trying to get out of there to. Oh I know so it was actually. It was like. Oh that's actually really great. It turned out really well. No I don't feel anymore. Should give him a bird like. Yeah Yeah exactly. So how do you decide where you're going to allocate your resources since you are now you know you're you're doing this as you described it smarter in a way that you WanNa do it out? Imagine that there are more conflict zones in the world than there are your ability to help them for shoddy pick and choose so the two things one is a where. There's an opportunity because a lot of times you don't have opportunity to get in somewhere but then be is who am I helping and what I mean by that is there are some people There's different wars that go on and it's like both sides are bad and I'm not getting into middle that and I'm sorry that there are people caught in that but it's like dude you guys are eating each other alive and there's no way for me to really get in there help so for for example like Burma. I was a invited to come in in You know through mutual friends or whatever somebody asked for someone like me to come in and help basically show them how to protect themselves so I went in and this trial is working with. They are just like the most kind gracious wonderful human beings ever really interesting. So they're all like they live in the jungle the middle of nowhere. But they're all like baptists which I grew up Baptist which is super weird. Because it's funny. I ended up like the whole bowl. Thinking Apex circled around. But yeah but yet the I. I chose them and was like okay. I'm going to work with you. Guys GonNa continue working with you because you're not lying. You're not stealing. You're not you're not causing this to become worse. Because that's what happened in a Lotta of times right. You know you've worked obviously tons with tons of Partner of nations and partner forces. And you're like dude. You guys are the problem you know you guys don't know what you're you guys are stealing. You guys are are terrible. And we're powering you. And we're empowering you exactly so I have actually gone into certain places and people have me to come in there and help and I've done a little bit of preliminary like being nice kind of checking it out and then kind of leaving me like no. I'm not going to get involved in that because they're not going to. I know what's going to happen. They're not gonna.
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"Whatnot were affected in Afghanistan. I was in a situation where I almost killed. A couple of little girls Kids the Taliban thrown like like ID backpacks on them. And I don't know if they were asked that they actually had explosives or not but very clearly. They were there for us to shoot them. That was very clearly the intent and that tore me up and I was like. You've gotta be kidding me. You know like these little girls getting you know pulled into these fights and that. That really really made me angry. Yes so I so I got out and what I decided to do as I'm just going to volunteer in Iraq as a humanitarian. I can go if I can pick up a gun and protect people. Some happens great if not at all I'm doing is handing out water bottles and band AIDS cool great. I'm political with that too but I was like I gotta go see like I. I like there's war on. This was like the height of the fight against Isis. And I was like well. I'm GonNa go see what I can do to help so I actually took terminal leave in early early two thousand seventeen and I had this idea what I wanted to do is start a organization. Where former special ops guys could go in and protect and assist people in Conflict Zones as a nonprofit type thing where you're You know going over there doing humanitarian stuff and if stuff pops off great year you're the right man to be there and so yeah. I flew Iraq so I mean when you say fly like there's a lot of things conceptually that are are interesting and you want to go to war zone as humanitarian. I mean what do you going to Google and type in question? So my my brother he had done. A bunch of humanitarian work all around the world and so he had met differently. Humanitarian groups and Whatnot Eddie. Done that through the church through different through different churches different different organizations and stuff. But he'd been all around the world he'd spent like he did like an eleven month trip around the world spending like a month in eleven different countries uncle Yeah it was actually pretty cool Getting to experience all that so he put me in contact with some guys that were that were working over there at so I just emailed them like like former team guy. Or I'm about to get out. Can I come volunteer and again with the intention? I'M GONNA start my own organization but just Kinda WanNa see how things work so I got over there. And what was your expectation on your way over there. What did you think you would be doing? My My expectation was I figured I'd be handing out water and food and you know there. I imagine they're probably be bombs. That would go off like ideas I imagined. Ib potentially treating a couple of wounded civilians. Maybe not at all that which is not at all what ended up happening. And it'd be a thousand times worse than that ended up just being a complete and utter just it was. It was insane. Ended up being complete saying what happened over there but Yeah I got over there and met up with these other guys and Couple of days later so I landed. I landed in Erbil in a civilian spoke to flight. You know you really yes. Google dot com slash flights What they got going into. Erbil fluid flew into Erbil. Guys picked me up and you know some some of the guys who are ex military mostly guys are ex-military. You just just just like my clothes. like tactical clothing was pretty much all brought with me in a backpack. Didn't set off any alarm bells people through security there's tons if there's tons of contractors. Okay there yeah if anything I fit in with all these other guys that are there to be contractors and all the different bases and stuff of course I always wear American flag hats and their cargo cargo fan. So were undercover. Yeah Super Undercover Incognito Yes I would actually funny because I ended up being undercover with them. Going through ironically and Yeah so the guys I was working with already built a relationship with the Iraqi army's Ninth Armored Division. Okay and so we hopped in a couple of landcruisers so before we went out though we did go to like the local bazaar and got like A. I got a Rhodesian like a vest. So I can throw some AK magazine. Don't worry we'll get you. They had they had like an AK. It's Mike Chinese grenades and stuff so okay. Cool and they gave me. They gave me like this. Yugoslavian Ak and I got the nice one because I was also sniper qualified. So the this shoots straight so. That was like okay cool. Who's these bring up so many questions? So you're a civilian being armed in a war zone in American Still technically in the military still secondly the military on. Leave on leave yeah. I'm assuming you didn't put on your leave Chit Erbil. No I did not. I did not being armed in a country that is at war with an American presence whose authorities where you operating under. Who were you legally responsible to a great question? I don't know what who gave. You are always run so I was there. I was there operating like with the humanitarian organization. And who just so happened. Also carry weapons with them and the weapons that were there. Were like taken off of dead Isis fighters or like given to them by the Iraqi army. So we're there as like all that stuff is purely self defense. You're not there. We're not like Oh we're getting up to go fight Isis. It wasn't like that at all. We're in this convoy of three or four landcruisers thin-skinned landcruisers with a bunch of food medical supplies in the back and we've got a Red Crescent and a Red Cross on the side and we're going to try and help. The Iraqi army Iraqi army was totally cool with these group of guys being there because I built up a relationship over time and our job is to do humanitarian stuff but says everywhere. Obviously there's hostile. Shabi around the Iranian backed militias. It's literally the wild west at this point. And so yeah you're able to just carry weapon because everybody's carrying a weapon. It's not like a. It's not like a big. It's not a big deal. Can you use them an offensive nature or does it have to be defensive? Do you have to wait for a hostile actor is there was there was never even there was never even the discussion of that. It was just hostile intense. Good enough like it was the best way. I can equate to fighting. Isis was way different than like fighting the Taliban Was They basically wore uniforms? You know they have a flag. They have frontlines they have. It's it's much more robust and much more ideology base than the Taliban like me described his thugs because it's an easy category to put them in right so so with Isis. It was Kinda like I equate it to like. If you were in World War Two France you know and you saw a Nazi you can see. He's got his. Ss SYMBOL ON. Okay do I need permission to engage? You know no it's just. It was complete nutter insanity so. I guess I guess the umbrella of WHO who is allowing us to be there was the Iraqi military to end but that that relationship and be built on. Trust that we're not gonNA be crazy and so yeah. It was really bizarre. I know I know this whole thing really bizarre. It was bizarre for me too. But Yeah we drove out the Iraqi countryside met up with this armored unit and Outside of Mozell and it was just like everybody was like Oh cool. Yeah the the Americans are back awesome and they all called US shelby or Baba or whatever doctor or whatever And so we basically were there to act as combat medics and do do humanitarian aid. Bring in food and whatever else. Because there's tons of civilians were breaking free from mozell breaking free from all the different cities and towns so the the unit that we were attached with it was a thirty six brigade of the Ninth Armored Division. And so we're just basically in the Iraqi military and so the super where there's no other Americans around there's no US military presence and that specific unit that we're with you know they were armed with. I think they had like maybe a dozen up. Armored American Humvees made an m one a one Abrams at t seventy two tanks which is Russian and a and a and a bunch of BMP's Russian BMP's and so what they were doing was they were just clearing all these different little villages and hamlets outside of Mozell. Originally their intention was to Talafar which is which would have been better suited for for tank warfare. More flat open ground. But we were. We help them clear one of these villages and then they were like all right cool. We're turning around. We're GONNA HIT MOZELL now and they're gonNA take all this armor into Mozell which is extremely densely packed and That's when things got absolutely out of control absolutely insane. We ended up. I ended up being involved in the front line to the invasion into West Mozell so east. Muslim been cleared east of the River. West Mozell had yet to be cleared and all the guys all the Isis fighters who had survived the battle of East Mozell. West all push into Western. Which is the Old City? That's where the leaning minaret were Baghdadi had declared the Caliphat and the Iraqi army special special operations. Guys were basically to the point where they could no longer push deeper into the city without taking one hundred fifty fifty percent casualties. It was just absurd. The amount of casualties they were taking and there was actually Eddie. Gallagher's platoon was Was there at the same exact time helping backup those guys. And did you have any interaction with those American forces? No I had no idea. I had no idea that there were Team Geyser so you only dealing with the Iraqi military. Yeah did you. Did you have anybody that you could have called for air support from the team leader? He he's a former special forces guy. He had let the like the American generals. No Erbil. Hey we're out here. We're working with these guys. Here's Intel like here's what we're doing. We're not being cowboys like we're out here doing this stuff. And we'd feed until to them I got put in contact with a A team guy Intel Intel Guy. Who's doing Aso's stuff up in her bill and so I would like occasionally sent him attack message like hey man like they used chemical weapons today or you know different stuff like that so so you're around local burner phone. Do you have actually use my personal. It's crazy I use my. I use my personal iphone which I don't have any more of course my personal iphone and I had cell service so switch had the SIM card on the east side. Yeah Yeah Cardiac Damn Band so the east side. East side of the river though it still had power and cell phone towers up. So we're on the west side which is just. It's just pure rubble as far as the I can see him but yeah we can. We can have contact with those guys and I totally bizarre in it was it was. It was nuts but I was. I was happy to be there. I was like okay like we're we're here. We're helping these people out and we ended up in involves into opening up a second front on the Western in Western. Mozell in that was just. It was just a bloodbath. It was it was. It was insane so isis is entrenched in all these different positions and the Iraqi military..
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"Yeah I kinda hung out with the guys who were left behind the cree okay. Yeah which was actually actually ended up being kind of fun for me because I was the only Jay tax we did. We did some did some good training with You know and like Bahrain and a couple of other places and you know just got some really really good per diem getting out on some. Some ships live around smelters. Yeah you know. Yeah it's better than twiddling your thumbs for sure. Oh Yeah it was great. Yeah getting getting paid good money to so he rotated back at some point. I'm assuming yeah rotated back and then eighteen month. Workup started all over again. And this at the end of that workup. We ended up going to Take Okay and that's when I was like Philippines correct We didn't know we stationed out of Guam. I never went to the Pi okay. I think they pulled everybody out of the. Pi a probably a good call right before. Yeah so we stationed out of Guam. Sort of like a cre- you just basically a Pacific version of the cree and yes. We just did a bunch of J. Sets Thailand Indonesia South Korea couple other places my second pre nine eleven deployment was to Guam. You guys probably stayed in the same barracks complex that we did. Yeah probably years before. Yeah Yeah Yeah I imagine so. Yeah those are the other run down you know like graffiti from other team guys over here. Yeah generations before and then it sounds like given fact. You're only twenty seven which is ridiculous. You probably had to have gotten out shortly after the. Yes so I was. I was deployed in twenty. Sixteen to pay calm and we got back and I was my My last day of service was April of two thousand seventeen and I was like I'm like I can't like there's just no way What was it that got you over the tipping point to get out versus day in? Whether I'm obviously there's a there's an accumulative effect. I think it was honestly it was just that it was that pay come deployment where. I just sat there and I realized I was like dude. There is no way I can do another eighteen month. Workup to do a six month appointment. And there's no way I'm going to be an instructor right now like I'm like dude. I'm trained I'm ready like let's go. Let's go let's go the job so that was just. It was very frustrating but then also to. I guess this kind of segues into what I do now I was I was very aware of all these different wars and things that are happening and when I when I joined the seal team's my thought was I'm going to be doing tears of the sun you know like we're GonNa go in. We're going to smack a bunch of bad guys who are trying to rape and pillage and Burns village. That's what I'm going to be doing terrible movie by the way I personally. I personally enjoy just for the idealism of it but I do Bruce Willis moment area but yeah that was my. That was like my father like okay. We're GONNA do that stuff using proper tactics of course but yet not we did so. I think like the final like the final breaking point from us. We spent like six weeks in Thailand and I was just dude I like I lost my mind just suppressed super angry and I had heard about like the war. That's going on in Burma Rats. The world's longest running civil war. It's been going on for now. Seventy one years in January and I was like we have a full platoon of seals. Here fully capable fully funded. Everything we need. And we're like a forty five minute helicopter ride or you know maybe to our helicopter ride from some village. That's getting overrun. Women are getting raped. Everybody's getting you know all kinds of horrible things are happening and I'm like I sent to go help those people. You know the idealistic probably to a fault. I was GONNA say conceptually. You signed up to do that. Yes from a technical perspective did not right from recycle signed up to execute the foreign policy of the United States of America. Yes no absolutely. And that's why and I was like cool. I get it you know understand. Why that would you because yeah? I felt fortunate that I experienced pre-nine eleven so I could see what the seal teams were before it became the war machine that it did become Because I can only imagine how difficult it is for guys to come in in a wartime environment to have that thought process and then have it be like what it was for me. Pre-nine eleven the difference. Was you know there was no war for me to have experience or to feel like I was missing out on x? Obviously stuff was still going on in Burma but I mean let's be honest country. You're paying far less attention to that type of style for sure. Yeah so I was just like okay. This is the way. The seal teams are It would have been hard to go post nine eleven join expecting one thing and then get force fed. The pre nine eleven model right. And that's that's what the generation guys is going through right now. That's gotta be tough and you're not the only person who has you know having these processes. I'm sure it's probably a conversation point in the platoon that you guys were with man. Hate circles hates started every five minutes yet long every morning. Hey what's yet so bad. Oh man yeah the the angst. The was real And also at during that time too there there was a platoon that had gone to Iraq. And that was when chuck heating not getting killed and I didn't I didn't know him personally. Had high to him in the hallway. But I didn't get your new to such an awesome guy and we were all like pretty torn up about it because we wanted to go fight. We wanted to go do our job. We wanted to go from Isis fools. But yeah we're just hanging out and pay com And so So that was that to me was like a big turning point in my life where I was like it was. I was reminiscent back to being like my tenth or Eleventh Grade Year of highschool or like going back to the school and it was. Kind of like yeah. I'm not doing another work. I'M GONNA get out and in hindsight. I'm really glad that I did. So what I what I what I chose to do was I had seen a kind of like how the civilians and whatnot were affected in Afghanistan. I was in a situation where I almost killed. A couple of little girls Kids the Taliban thrown like like ID backpacks on them..
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"Am So it's working. It was only. I was only awake during the dark hours. And then I would go to the YMCA and joined a lifeguard lifeguarding class. Learn how to swim. Which is counterintuitive. But I just knew that would forced me to learn and so I go to the YMCA drown for a little bit trying to figure out how to swim. And I go to then I go to the library and try and teach myself Algebra or whatever the different Subjects were and yeah. I did that for my entire school year. I didn't I completely lost all my friends. Anybody and everybody that I knew I didn't I didn't talk to anybody except for my immediate family for the most part. What sounds like you're on the opposite side of the clock for everybody you know you're describing being active where most people were asleep As far as my community like I had lost that community like I didn't go to church and also didn't go to church anymore was like I'm not going to church. I'm not did the church. Treat you in the people who were at the Church when you chose stop going. Everybody was kind but it was like eyebrows. Raised like hey to ruin your life That was that was kind of how people definitely not supportive of it but I expected that and it was like all right. That's fine and my etta. Change your opinion of the church. Churchill my opinion already been kind of changed I was looking for. I thought I thought that church is a great thing but you have to find balance in it and my attitude was not I'm rebelling. That was that was my attitude. My attitude was like I respectfully disagree. Guys are taking this way too far and that was issue because like when I grew up there was extreme rules. Very we call it legalism in in religious terms but Yeah it was just everybody you know. Girls girls have to wear skirts and they have to be three inches below the knee. And you can't go to movie theaters but like you can watch movies at home. Which is weird. Know there was dating. There was no music with drumbeats in it what yeah the drumbeat satanic rituals from Bloomberg or ACDC. What Oh yeah ACDC. Oh Hell No. There was another Akra. No no you get in trouble for that. Oh my God. Yeah so it was. It was an interesting. It was an interesting transition ultimate. I'm I'm glad that I did. It became a lifeguard was able to quit working at McDonald's and yeah just luckily my senior year. My parents let me go to a public school because they saw that I wasn't going off the deep end. They saw me working my butt off. They saw me. I wasn't out there smoking pot. You know going to parties and drink. I wasn't doing that stuff like no. I want to go be a seal like this is. This is what I want to do and so they eventually were super supportive of it. And we're like okay. Cool once you to do that. That's awesome so I went to public school. My senior year of high school and owner was seventeen enlisted and My parents go in and sign the paperwork okay. How was that senior year? Few that I'm GONNA have to imagine. That was a drastic shift in exposure. Yeah th the culture shock was definitely real but it was the school that I went to his actually was Ronald Reagan High School and it was actually it was like a college prep high school public high school so it was kind of a different demographic of kids who were very interested in going to college. There wasn't a ton of sports and so it actually wasn't that bad it was actually. I actually enjoyed my time there. It was pretty cool. Everybody thought it was from a different country because I acted weird and dressed a little bit different in my name is Ephraim. You know like what country you originally from. I'm like no I'm here. I grew up three blocks away over there. Yeah East by Stone's throw. Yeah exactly. That's a weird answer But yeah so. Did you play sports growing up or did you? Oh yeah absolutely so one of the awesome things that actually you know about growing up in the in the church. School was Yeah we had a sports program which was basketball. Because you don't have enough guys really play any other sports when you were saying you had five people in your class is Michael. Baseball's kind of out right right so we we did have like a summer little league that we would do just within the church you know so it was like there was like two teams you know and that was at all the different age groups but Yeah we played basketball basketball with our big thing and the church. They went to was actually on a basketball court so they would set up like three or four hundred chairs. Yeah and they'd like we'd pull out these big. Mat's these big brown like like plastic mats that covered the whole thing. And then we'd use this little crank system to pull the To pull the nets nets up. Yeah Yeah but yes it was. It was actually cool you get to. I grew up playing tons of sports. you know. Espec- specifically basketball did a little bit soccer and I went to a football camp one summer like a Christian. Football camp for hunk. Yeah but yeah it was. It was an interesting Interesting experience it. I mean as I'm listening to you talk about this. It's yeah interesting is a good word. Yeah it's an atypical background. I would say certainly for our career path. Oh for sure for sure. And that's when the culture shock happened when I got into the Navy Navy and the Church and by. I'm sure we're almost I'd almost identical. Yeah so yeah graduate high school at Seventeen and then a few months later after my eighteenth birthday yeah went off to a one off to basic training. Two thousand ten damned that. I was getting out of the military. Is You rolling in? I know? Yeah Yeah Okay. So how's bootcamp was fine. It was it was Kinda it was Kinda dumb. You know the whole thing was Kinda dumb. I described his comical. Now that's where it is. Yeah comical now be honest. Could you list five things that you learned in? Navy BOOT LEARNT. Now what did you learn native and I'm not trying to be negative about Navy boot Camp People. Ask me all the time. Oh man how hard is bouquet? Mike Listen Navy. Camp from my understanding is very different from Army and Marine Corps boot camp and I know almost nothing about Air Force boot camp so I can't really speak to it at all but those jobs army and Marine Corps they have a different defined end state for almost everybody who's in like a boot camp division. If they even call Monday problem call them companies. You know did you go through a so you probably went through the pre-training pipeline and all that. Yeah Yep. When I went in in ninety six there was like four people raise their hand. And we watch this little bizarre video and we like we were on the same train as everybody else and we did all the firefighting stuff. In the marching I learned how to foreclose in March. Those are the two things. Oh Yeah Yeah and salute and understand the rank structure and all that stuff but almost nothing that we did in boot camp. Actually you know what nothing we did in boot camp for the navy was applicable to what we did in our careers. I think. Yeah I I would have to agree with that. Luckily Yeah we did have ranked only we knew the structure of the Navy and how to wear your uniform. And all that I refuse to do yeah. That's so funny. You know it was interesting because we part of that. I was part of the generation where we had this kind of pipeline built for us so when we go tell me about that because I get asked all the time about that pipeline and I don't have an answer for it so did you go. In with a contract assuring you a spot in that pipeline. Yes so when I went into the when I went into the recruiter. I you have to pass a PSAT's and physical screening test and all that stuff. And you know pastor as Bob all that all that jazz and then you get a seal contract just like you're going just like other people joined the navy and they're like oh. I'm going to be a and I'M GONNA. Yeah so but what they did was when you got to bootcamp was they put you in a division with about one hundred other guys and it's all guys who are going for special programs so it's all seal candidates od. Swick diver and rescue swimmer. So Nice in Hindsight. It was actually wasn't bad at all because like you know we'd we'd get done with the day. You know the Toronto guys going to go into the bathroom and like actually get a workout in not is kinda funny. I hope that you mean physical training. Yes yes physical training people to run away at the navy. Yes therefore slightly gay but by default naturally. Yeah who were the company commanders where they are already already seized they were they were just regular guys from the from the From the fleet so that have been. They came from one of those special communities like it was. Ud Guy or a dye well. That's what I thought it was going to be so I show up and I'm like I'm looking at their uniforms standing at attention. I'm like constantly another uniforms. I'm like okay I know. That's not a Trident. I know it's not an eeo deepen or these guys like rescue swimmers. Are THEY SWITCH. Ex like okay. That's the dive bubble so like I didn't know what their I didn't know who they were what they were for several weeks and then I started looking. I was like Oh like that's your surface warfare pen or whatever and that's cool but yeah but they have as they had a dive dive motivated and so they had like four or five actual seals who were basically assigned to boot camp and they would just run the different divisions through workouts and stuff like that so so you guys probably got more physical training out assume in boot camp in a normal division or yes. Yeah yeah definitely. Yeah definitely more. But it's still you went. You got you you got outta shape. I was just going to say exactly the same thing you got out of shape and boot camp. Unfortunately I had eight weeks at a school in Virginia Beach Oak. The pipeline. I went through was boot camp. Your test the fourth week the run swim polyps push ups and as you know the bar is not crazy high on that like if you stumble over that bar the journey into that career path probably. GonNa be pretty painful right right and then do camp. They gave me the list of schools that were available as schools because buds was not an a school yet. Psych care that's twelve weeks that's unacceptable. Yeah yes weeks. That's unacceptable. Ooh That's funny. Yeah I worked out like son of a bitch. Is it Virginia Beach and then checked into buds? Okay with a rating already. Right in case the attrition rate being what it is right so you after the bootcamp division you stayed in Great Lakes Right. Because there's now an additional training pipeline. Yeah there's eight weeks of I think I think they call it pre buds. And it's just you workout out twice a day. You swim five days a week. Lift twice in run three.
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"So did you go out to San Clemente Island. Did you have bring out Did you guys did the training sale. Bring out the what are they. I mean it's not it's not pyrotechnics. Even though that isn't aspect of it it was basically the smoking mirror they do special effects especially. I don't think we had any super crazy special effects because I've been out there but a bunch of role players. I've been out there where they will actually set up those wires and that's how they can get those things like if you watch. I was just making fun of the movie. Swat the other day. You're they're swarming again. And I was talking to guy who was on Swat for the majority of his career and he could barely contain his belly laughter. What was going on with law. What are the guys was of course internally shooting law just from a third story apartment complex naturally and it just you see the thing come down with her and it reminded me exactly of the pyrotechnics there bring out saying okay? So they put them on a wire. It's just a little bit of a propellant. That gets it to go. Basically move okay. That's interesting. I was wondering how they did that. But it's yes like way too slow. It's slow and it's Yeah. It's like a laser beam. You TRY TO DESCRIBE PEOPLE HOW? Rpg's fly and it's like well take a paper airplane outside it make the wings totally different and throw it as hard as you can in the wind and that little flight pattern that's basically an RPG right right. That's what your answer. You're going yeah. That's interesting no that's very true. That's very true. Yeah I don't I don't know how they hit it. They probably were aiming in the wrong spot and natural or somehow yes if that plane yeah. So did you when your dad was gone. How much of that soon? Your shoulders with worry. Would you spend a lot of time thinking about or worrying about your dad? There was no I mean I. I didn't really feel any worry. There was a tiny little bit of it. But you know honestly it was just mostly like pride I was like. Oh my dad's over there. He's like you know he's in the war you know it was like man. That's that's awesome. I I wanted to go with them to you. Know kind of thing. So there wasn't there wasn't a ton of worry that was a little bit It was the worst part of it was just kind of how it affected my mom. It was it was hard for her to you. Know for my dad to be gone for months at a time and we're real tight knit family. You know Super Stable. Which just real real New Nuclear Family. You know old fashioned nineteen fifties style got brothers and sisters. Yeah just one older brother. Yeah and so yeah there. It was interesting seeing that affect on her but to me. It wasn't wasn't that Baburao is always super stoked when he got home and he'd send us photos back when the Internet was like super slow goes and if you've got like three photos or yes. Yeah three photos. That took thirty minutes. Download the bar tire plant line at a time man. Yeah that's exactly how it was. It was actually funny I was. I loved the band of brothers. You know. Love that entire series. So your favorite which episode now you talking to Pacific or do you like the original one. Obana brothers the original Yup career he. Yeah Oh that's legitimate deployment series pretty much every time. Yeah so good for sure. Yeah probably two or three times like man. I wish we were doing this Trench warfare like I'm all set on that. I don't need to have any part of that but yeah the rest of it. It's a great job of storytelling and talk about the relationships. They did a pretty good job. I would say to from the essence of the military aspect and the combat. But what a great job tilling the individual characters in the story arc of those specifically. You know that that regiment an all those people unbelievable. Oh Yeah. It's incredible book I think that was that was one of the first books That I ever read as a kid. the first book ever read was about Lawrence of Arabia randomly pulled off the bookshelf and ended up reading about this guy which was awesome But then Yeah Red Banner Brothers Incredible Credible Book and then. Yeah you see in the in the in the series. It's it's one of those situations where like the series actually better than the book opinion. But like if you read the book then you know that some of the stuff that happened brothers is like the real deal. I can't remember the guy's name but one of them. He's a baseball pitcher. He took a grenade through it. I pitched it right at a German head and exploded right next to him. I remember reading that in the book. And there's like there's like a real short snippet. I think it's an episode where they're taking out the guns and he just throws in this guy the head and I'm like oh I remember that from book. Yeah you could do something that cool in your life I know I I. I got to get a grenade. Kill grenades suck the. Did you ever get to throw on? Not In not in combat. I never used one. They don't do much. Yeah if it falls on its side. You lose about fifty percent of the effectiveness Morell because it's based on a grenade. The the radius for injury and death is based on it basically sitting vertically. That's a terrible design. Of course it is because it's just always on its side into the dirt floor. Oh no kidding yeah. That's funny that's really funny. Now I've I've been in situations. Where like guys were throwing grenades into into buildings to leg up? You know Isis guys down into tunnels or whatever but Yeah that was pretty much it wrong. If people were throwing in a building I would be moving. Oh for sure you gonNa sit there and watch the party favorite go off. It's just I wish it was like. It was in the movies where you pull. Yeah a three story building would collapse. Yeah that was one of the one of the big letdown of being in the military. There's explosions aren't fiery just to the BIG POOF. Thermabaric thermobaric still pretty good job. I was impressed with those. But still not as impressive as what? Hollywood wants to make things out to be. Yeah Yeah you're like Oh man which is yeah which things blew up big fireballs so. When did you start thinking about the military as you were going to? I think probably close around fourteen or fifteen so again like how I grew up was basically if you wanted to reach their full potential in life you either going to be a pastor and missionary. That's that's that's what that's what you did and I didn't and so in my mind I was like well. I'd rather be missionary pastor because being passer sounds boring. You know like going to see the world or do something different but yeah then over time. Yeah around the region. Fourteen or fifteen. I was just like you know I started kind of seeing that. The rest of the world didn't really act like we acted now that it was bad how I grew up but it was like as like. This isn't for me. I'm not going to do this long term. And is that did you voice that anybody slowly at first and then all at once. How was it received? My mother was terrified. She thought I was going off the deep end because I I refuse to go back to school for my Eleventh Grade Year of high school so right around tenth grade. I kind of started making this decision that I wanted to be in the military and I made the decision that I wanted to be a seal specifically and That was not very well accepted. Be The anti military or anything. It was just well. You're wasting this great opportunity. You know go be a missionary or something. I'm like no but yeah that was not well received. I got called out in chapel once. I got in front of everybody for from wanting to do that. And then I also had taken a picture of a of a seal and He's like jumping out of a Hilo or something like put it on my locker because like other kids decorated their lockers. And so I put a seal up there and I was told to take it down because it was like a sign of rebellion or something and so I put it on this. I kept it in this folder. That carried with me to all my classes. And you know it was one of those three ring binders so isolated in the cover and somebody took it and you're like an l. on the on the seals for head kind of thing and it wasn't like it wasn't horribly oppressed or anything. I'm not trying to say that but it was definitely not not not accepted So then my eleventh grade year of high school I was like I'm not going back to the school What was it that got you over that decision point? What may what may maybe make was what led up to that and then what was it. That finally got you to verbalize. You weren't going back Man That's that's interesting. I think just I was just diving into anything and everything that I could find about being a seal because it was so foreign from what I from what I grew up with and it was just as entire world and I was like well. I WanNa be I wanNA have the you know the mindset and the attitude of the seal and I'm not going to let somebody else's opinion or the fear of rejection or fear of failure. I'm not going to any of that stuff stopped me. I'm GonNa do what I think I need to do to get there and so I think that's just kind of I don't remember if there was like one specific point but then I just told my parents. I think that summer going into you know going in my eleventh grade year olds. I'M NOT GONNA go back and so we're using the Internet basically searching this information out. Yeah Yeah Yeah I was just yeah I would just go on the Internet and originally I really Internet. Yeah Yeah got another one. Yeah Yeah it was actually funny. Because I had seen band brothers and I grew up watching his old like a black and white world war two movies with John Wayne and you know sands of Iwo Jima and all those But my dad you know. Let's watch Black Hawk down and I was like. Oh were you. That's the coolest thing ever I don't know probably thirteen or fourteen old. Yeah yeah and I was just like. That's the coolest thing I want to do that. So my original intention was like home to be arranger. Because that's the only thing I knew about. And then I started researching all the different groups and I kept on seeing stuff about like I had heard. I heard them. I was like probably not that good of a swimmer and it really know how to swim that well. I can do the doggy paddled. No real swim ability But yeah then one day I was just sitting there and I was like well I. I'm Mike and I'm not gonNA live my life in a way that I'm where I'm going to give myself limits on things that I can't do choose to not do things but like I don't want to not pursue something simply because I don't think I can do it and so I was like okay. Well I do the ceiling because it seemed to most challenging. That seem seemed to be the biggest challenge for me personally. So yeah. That's why I decided to do that till my parents had this big coming out of the closet moment at schools like sounds like it. Yeah it was kind of I was a little bit and then Yeah but the funny thing was so my parents wouldn't let me go to a public school. Though so bad influence drugs sex rock and roll everything else that they had worked so hard to you know. Keep me away from shelter you from. Yeah Shelter Me From and again. I appreciate really great. I think it was a really good thing. I think up until like I don't know maybe eighth or ninth grade and at that point you kind of like all right you know you gotta start exposing yourself to the real world a little bit in my opinion but so I had to home school myself so my parents bought this home school curriculum. Where you had to teach yourself how to do stuff so there was videos or anything so I get a book you know. Here's on Algebra whatever. And here's a worksheet and you know go to the library and I was just sitting there like okay. Here's how I do this. That sounds incredibly rough. It was I call it my year of darkness. Actually it's however we'll also. I was working third shift at McDonald's because they didn't actually seventy five cents if you work third shift so from eleven pm six..
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"That's it for all the business side of the house. My guest today. As a man named Ephraim Mottos. He was a former navy seal. He graduated High School in two thousand and ten. He's from Wisconsin knew that he wanted to be a seal made it through training successfully and became a west coast. Seal team member Disney deployments. I'M NOT GONNA go into detail on them because he does that himself and then decided that he wanted to leave the military because he thought he could have a greater impact elsewhere. And if you've heard me talk about my own career. I truly from the bottom of my heart. Believe myself to be exceptionally average. Especially among my peers. And Ephraim is one of the people that reinforces that. I should absolutely feel that way. He made it through ridiculously. Hard selection program served in combat zones and then decided that he could do more in continued to do more so he left the navy and founded an organization called stronghold rescue and relief and he volunteered to work is a civilian combat medic at the frontlines. The battle to retake Mozell from is Isis and we go pretty deep into that. His story is unbelievable. Some of the bloodiest urban combat that the world has world has seen since World War Two. I got shot while participating in a rescue operation to save Iraqi civilians. The story behind. That is unbelievable. Ended up writing a book from his experiences city of death which I will put a link in the podcast description and after recovering from that while recovering from that he rededicated himself to stronghold rescue and relief. I'll put a copy. Where link to that website as well he today continues to conduct humanitarian rescue and relief operations around the world as the founder and executive director of stronghold rescue and relief unbelievable. He's like half my age and doing things in volunteering. In places that can only be described as inspirational. I'm GonNa let him talk for himself. So episode number one twenty eight with F. Amato's enjoy duration north of health. Danger close now house.
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"Are you Ephraim Kurdish intelligence and he sits down? He's like I need to talk to you and they were concerned. There was the Kurdish intelligence was concerned that I was an isis fighter like yes. I smoked weed my recruiter. Yeah Yeah exactly But yes he was sitting there and he started not not not forcibly be started asking me a bunch of questions and he was like writing stuff down and then eventually is to start telling telling him the same story. I'm telling you basically like who am what I'm doing. And then he kinda puts his notebook away but basically I fit the description of an isis fighter. A white guy with With the big beard in at the time you know like we look like we like wearing tactical beards. Because that's what the cool kids do nowadays right but isis in the worn isis. The Isis guys were the only ones who by beer so all the Iraqi army guys. They all like they're Saddam. Mustaches like Saddam Hussein mustaches but they kept their faces trimmed up so I was a white guy with a beard so they thought it was isis potentially But I explained who I was and it was. It was totally fine but then the next morning There was they. They will me into this room. Which was like a proper medical lab facility was actually really cleaning real nice lots of equipment and they did a debris basically cutting away all the dead flash in the stuff for. The bullet burned mooned and everything But they started. The doctor started asking me like. Oh you're peshmerga your fish Murga. No I'm not pursue Murga. I fought with the Iraqi army. Didn't fight with the Kurds. I was in Mosul. And they're like no no no peshmerga means those who face death and I was already Neil Murray means those who face death and you fought for us thank you and so each one of the doctors man who was due mainly each one of these doctors they reached out and they they touch me and they said thank you motion thank you. They took a yeah. They reached out each. Thank you thank you providing for us kind of thing and it was just like holy and then they sedated me and then went through the whole process and then I was out of there the next day which I had to go buy crutches because they didn't have any available so he's basically spent two weeks there at the safe house keeping my leg elevated as much as I could That was actually the most excruciating time because the leg locked up and Yemen. So much pain. Sometimes I've seen stars it was bad but Yeah the two weeks later Flew home appearance. Pick me up from CHICAGO O'hare and Yeah the the the that that was it. It was like all right cool that was it And then I. I didn't have any physical therapy at didn't have anybody to help me out or anything. So I basically did my own physical therapy and went to a local menominee falls high school track and got to the point where I could walk on it and run on it and then I'd run too much on it and then would lock back up and you just you know just being just being stupid But yeah and then it was all right cool than a and I finished the book in a few months later. started working in Burma. Yeah yeah at that. At that point Head stronghold rescue been been established not not officially on all the paperwork. So the idea was still there. It was still there so yeah. I volunteered with FDR in Iraq. But they didn't paint for a strong old kind of thing but Stran- will really formed and really got its roots when I went to Burma in two thousand eighteen and started working with the people there. Yeah yeah I mean as we run a little bit short on time here the I mean that's not love to have you back and get into that. Honestly Matt sounds like a potluck itself tons and tons of stuff going on over there yeah So if you've talked you know a fair bit about kind of what you guys do If you could kind of thirty second elevator pitch stronghold so the people you know if they wanna come check you out and help out and donate or what have you what you do and how how to find you. An older yet so our mission is in in a word or in one line. Is We help families that are caught more zones and our mission is to send in former special operations military guys to go in out. Advise assistant accompany the people we build up their capabilities. Everything we do is we invest in the people themselves And that's We we do. Several mission sets whether that's a defense and evacuation emergency medical stuff and then also we bring an emergency medical supplies. Our mission in Burma is to We have a rescue team of twelve men who were local men who live in Burma Who are there to defend evacuate and support people and so we Constantly are doing missions with them. On the Colombia Venezuela border on the Colombian side. We have a children's refuge where we serve Three thousand kids every single month They get Clean Water And Su super simple basic education some hygiene stuff and then inside Venezuela we have teams that smuggled medicine food Into into different places that you've seen in the news but we don't advertise that we're involved in certain stuff. So we're everything we do is all about enabling The the capabilities of the people that are there because we want to have a long-term lasting impact even when we're long gone and we call it charity with dignity enabling people to stand on their own. I think it's great. I mean to me. That's a far better mechanism for foreign policy than sending all of our fucking troops over there to to do it. And then you end up having power vacuums like we've been for the last twenty fucking years So yeah I think it's I think it's an awesome In terms of funding I mean are. I'm assuming you're solely off of civilian donors and been charity. Trust things that there's no grants or federal failure like that. Now there's no grants no federal funding our Our entire support base comes from judges individual donors all across the US who each pitch and a little bit in my so. I've learned I've worked with multiple organizations. There's so much stuff we can get into the man's that I haven't even talked about We definitely do another podcast on that. Entire world is is crazy. One of the things I've learned is you can't An stronghold doesn't do is we do not sit there and constantly try and get donations from Uber. Wealthy people were from the government. That's not. That's not our positive. It's not the way we like to do. Things are that I like to do things. And the reason for that is because it's inconsistent and it puts the bird bitch too much of a burden on one person giving to charity should be fun. It should be enjoyable and I want people to give to multiple organizations so I don't want there to be competition. You wearing a navy seal fund or shirt I want people to give the navy seal fund and I would like for them to give a little bit struggle so what we do is wrong house. We asked people if if the people are interested. We hate fifty cents a day. That's fifty dollars a month and that's a simple. That's one meal one meal at a restaurant. You know if you if you will generally saw somebody starving on the street not not saying necessarily as somebody. Who's made bad choices in life but I'm saying hey somebody who legitimately like needs your help because life has been terrible to them. Would you give them you know? Would you give them one meal? Of course you went right. So that's all we ask people did. Hey you know if you want to get fifty cents a day or a dollar a day. That's all we ask and if you do that as a thank you We send all of our donors they get two of our stronghold t shirts. They're athletic fit will nice shirts that said you know a picture of it right there. The Youtube Channel. Yeah and yeah and so we send that because we want people to also show what they stand for so the the again. I've said it. This is the third time upset but that our motto is the only thing necessary for evil is for good men to do nothing and that's what it says on the back of our shirt in the front stronghold rescue and relief and I want people to just pitch in a little bit because imagine imagine if you had a thousand people who each gave a dollar a day you can have a massive massive impact but more importantly the way that we run things we run things like a special operations unit. We run things like seal team. Highly efficient no extra people. We don't bring involuntary arrests. We don't bring in people that don't need to be there and we don't invest in. Put the donor money towards things that aren't going to have a long-term impact. Yeah I'm not going to buy some fish. Teach them how to fish. I think it's fucking great. I will wear the complementary to t shirt you brought with fucking pride for sure. Appreciate you bringing. The there's just one quick kickback question. What were you eating when you were in the the Mozell area joked about the food in the house beer but oh yeah like what fuck reuse sustaining your life on Well we would bring out So some some of the some of the guys that we had out there were actually fairly decent cooks. We bring out like propane tanks and they would. They would cook like little Alex Stews and things like that but a lot of times. We're eating Iraqi army rations which this is really bizarre. But it's little styrofoam. They would have hot styrofoam little bowls or whatever with Rice and like a few beans and then like a bite of meat so it was white rice like crappy beans and like a little bite of bony and they would throw them all in plastic shopping bags and then drive them out to the troops at the front line so it was. Yes really bizarre yeah no KFC there was no KFC. Unfortunately we did see a Muslim. Mcdonald's old man all right where can people find you to to get involved And also how many how many staff members board members I mean how many people are involved in your organization so for the most part. I run pretty much everything but I have I the handful of people that come out you know four to five. That will come volunteer with different missions and stuff like that. Our main focus is on enabling some mice my my my staff in Venezuela and Colombia. It's all then as whalen refugees hundred percent my staff in Burma. It's all one hundred percent a Burmese where people that live in Burma Handful of volunteers of a come out with me. So we're not a traditional organization where we're like. Hey we're looking for volunteers. We don't do that. We fly low fly under the radar. He guys with Special Operations Background. Who are not looking for a fight but who are capable of defending themselves and others if things go wrong but people can find us at stronghold rescue dot org and then you can also find us on. Instagram at stronghold rescue and Obviously I'm on social media with just my name Ephraim Mattis Mattis. We'll fucking name a man You know again the stories that you you tell book the. The picture that you've painted you know in your are you even thirtieth twenty seven. Yeah I mean talking. Twenty seven years old just debating but you know the amount of Shit that you've been through in in seen in in whatever at the tender age of twenty seven is pretty fucking remarkable. You know I can tell you as a guy in my forties You know who's done a few things it's A. It's a humbling and impressive Couple hours that we've sat here and and being able to hear you you tell your story and appreciate the fuck out of you come in to To do that all thanks for having me. Mattis is huge absolute pleasure so real quick. I'd also like to wrap up in shouting out. Our sponsors once again origin. Labs the maker of Jacko's products super clean supplements phenomenal American company.
"matto" Discussed on Mike Drop
"Decision Way too soon right we. They weren't ready but the flip side of that though is the Iraqi army at the time specifically the guys that held Mozell. They held Mozell from twenty eleven all the way to twenty fourteen or twenty thirteen. Something like that. So they had up the health for two or three years but Mosel fell in a matter of days then at midnight. Dinner up at the I think just like with a lot of things just like you know the reason why. A lot of other countries have attacked this country on its mainland largely speaking is because the understanding of what would happen and I think that's a a good example of that as the reason why it held during those periods is because they knew our troops were were right there and would would fuck ham. How for sure? Oh yeah so I guess you know boiling it down to a single fucking yes or no question I mean. Do you think that ultimately that that seminar trying to lead you on here. I'm just you know to me. A travesty of that magnitude. Like somebody ought to be fucking held accountable. At least to a certain extent I I do think ultimately you know the people who are committing the atrocities are are ultimately at fault. But if you're enabling that by by doing something that we could have prevented like that's a that's a pretty big kick in the fucking nuts. Yes what's what's the Yes or no question. Just do think we are ultimately responsible for Mozell falling because of Obama's policy of pulling troops out as a dramatic pause. No it is well. No I'm I'm trying to think I'm trying to think of it to be perfectly honest. I don't think it's as simple as a yes or no question. Yes yes because we pulled out the troops yes because we pull out troops Moselle for sure yes but with that being said I also the the next point I was getting too though was again I was. I think it was a bad policy decision. Or is bad timing for that policy Yes but will you understand as well is the Iraqi army had tons of weapons and personnel and ammunition and fuel to defend Mozell and to take control. The problem was as soon as we left. What happened was the So the way that the funding works with Iraqi army is the general? Gets ALL THE MONEY? And it's his job to then disperse it to his troops and they don't disperse it to the truth or they keep guys on the payroll that have already gotten out so you know some some. Some Iraqi soldier gets out of the military will. They don't report it so they keep on getting the paycheck right but then the other thing too is. They started selling off fuel. They start selling off ammunition. They started selling off all the parts and equipment and stuff so they have they have they have fifty m one. Abrams but they can't do anything with them because they just sold all the stuff off so it's a mix between yet it's a bad. It's a bad policy decision at the at the wrong time. But it's like you also have all the resources. The Iraqi army had all the resources that they need needed but several people at the top because corruption gutted their own military and it fell really fast. Yeah to me than the It ought to be a lesson learned for the United States and into a not not do it. That way you know like if you're going to supply a fucking military and you know it's corrupt way of of life like why would you just give it to the generals exactly? I I completely agree with that. It's it's the whole thing is completely asinine. Yeah back to the civilian atrocities. Because it's I think it's so alarming. You talked a little bit about animals. Was there a particular animals mostly goats? Cows dogs was just fucking everything or all. All that stuff They weren't like lots of goats and cows and stuff inside the city but yeah lots of dogs and cats and things like that and actually one of the things. We were hearing from civilians. Who made it out of Isis held territories Was that basically Isis. Was eating all the food and so the families were basically eating cats and the reason that's significant is because they're so many dead bodies that the animals are eating the dead humans and so you have cats and dogs running around eating dead human flesh and then you have humans than eating the animals which just ate a dead human that morning sounds like a good idea for a new. Disney theme park. Pretty Smart fucking nightmare of death the ride so if you could Now if you can share kind of the point which Things took a turn for the worst for you and explain that that the scenario so what happened was June I. Twenty seventeen was the deadliest day of the battle of muzzle. And that's because there was a group of civilians a large several hundred civilians who break for and they tried to run away from Isis Isis. Then massacred at least one hundred sixty five them hundred six hundred sixty five that doesn't include all the people that were wounded made it to us and then died later so the numbers much more than that. I'm GONNA go with. At least two hundred twenty five minimum they slaughtered at least two hundred twenty five people wounded. Probably a hundred more So June I didn't realize that this massacre at happened. We were just treating treating the wounded as usual. But then there there. There was definitely an uptick of drama and a lot a lot. More bodies were coming in a lot of fresh wounds Kids things like that. Did you say that the that they massacred them for trying to leave Yeah Yeah and so we started. We said we were treating all these civilians. We didn't realize it at a massive massacre happened. Because obviously there's a breakdown in communication there with language barriers and whatnot but What happened was Basically the Iraqi army asked us they said Hey. Can you guys stay out here all night with us because we normally move back a little bit and go to safe house type not a safe? It's not now that it's actually safe. You go like maybe you know. Mile behind the lines abandoned house. That's recount asleep and whatever else but they said Hey. Can you guys stay up here with US tonight? Because so many civilians are coming through so the night of June first into the morning of June second twenty seventeen. We were up all night treating civilian. So we're laying in this bombed-out building next to a bunch of there's There's a bunch of Iraqi soldiers going in and out. Flies are just everywhere and mosquitoes are alive. And you try and pass out for an hour if you can In the dark but then an Iraqi soldier would come up. Come up to me every every hour or so. Wake me up. Wake up the rest of the team and we'd go out and you wearing red tactical lenses. 'cause ISIS one hundred fifty yards away but kind of around the corner and Do two out of the darkness would just come horrible. Horribly wounded mangled people Looking for help answer. You're sitting there with tactical red light trying to trying to treat these people. At the best you can to stabilize him in the ambulance there. That evacuates gets them to a proper level of care. And we're doing that all night. So you're you passed out for forty five minutes you're dreaming about whatever else and you get woken up in your going back out into the darkness in these horrible images are just coming at you of in front of walking dead did it was it was yeah it was bad man and we were concerned about suicide vests and things like that. Because several civilians had blown themselves up Or Hidden Isis fighters had blown themselves up in. So that was all night while. Sun Rose the next morning and We went down to the industry kind of where Isis was at and we looked around the corner a little bit a little little tactical And just dozens and dozens and dozens and dozens of bodies everywhere. Women kids old people. There was a man in a wheelchair slumped over. There was a little girls up. I saw pregnant woman. There was A baby maybe three months old if that that's heads with its head bashed in Laying between his parents. I think what had happened was the parents had been shot in the back. I think the father was holding the baby and had fallen onto a pile of rubble. In that what killed the baby In Bash ten so the most gruesome horrible terrible stuff you can imagine and But as we looked out over the over the city over this highway We saw a pile of bodies particularly large pile of bodies in probably twenty or thirty people all packed in there but then we started seeing movement. We started seeing several kids alive in this pile of bodies in several adults and we were screaming at them saying hey run run to us run to us. But they were at this point at completely gone into shock because they'd spent the entire day prior the entire night hiding in this pile of bodies and they're they're they weren't there mentally anymore and one girl in particular was hiding herself under Under her mother's job we assume as her mother And then there were several kids as we watched the kids. We so when we saw this happen when we saw this scene this pile of bodies was fifty. Maybe fifty meters away from Four or five story building that was we knew as occupied by at least one hundred Isis fighters and with tons of civilians. And that was what used to be a hospital so isis real nice guys state took over this hospital. And we're holding everybody hostage in there and had murdered This group of people from fifty yards away and so we knew we knew immediately that we had to do something When you're in one of those situations you know So the the the model of my organization is the only thing necessary. For the tribunal's for good men to do nothing by Edmund Burke and man. I truly believe that in you have this horribly evil situation and so we all knew like hey man we have to do. We're the good guys we have to do something. And we found out early saw this early in the morning but it took until early afternoon to get the Iraqis to to to finally move and get moving. We also called the American military and said hey you guys need to put a drone overhead. Something really bad just happier. They actually repositioned drone over us and in the American military. Ashi agreed to give us a smokescreen. We said Hey we want to go out and get their civilians out here. We WanNA get Get a smoke screen or something and they were like. Yeah we'll give you a smokescreen from some From from an artillery unit that was out there and That the tragedy was by the early afternoon when all this finally got coordinated Three of the four kids that I saw had died from heat exhaustion. So we're it's Mozell it's June. It's it's basically in a convection oven if you're out there in the middle of the street you're going to die especially if you're wounded or whatever but they're still there was also two men who were still alive so at this point when we launched the mission. Two men one little girl. The plan was for the Iraqi army to drive a tank down the road. And we're going to hop in a Humvee behind the tank. Go with them hop out. Grab the kids. Meanwhile the Americans are giving us an artillery smokescreen We throw the and these Mundi guys in the Humvee. Then we all turn rounded back out of there because we're going straight into ISIS TERRITORY. Like we do not control this area Right before the mission on talking like ten seconds before we started the Iraqis in the Humvee there were like no. We're not going at that. And they they weren't they weren't going do it? About the tank was still willing to go which is great so this Iraqi army tank drives out in the middle of the street. is large six or seven lane highway and then immediately the American start dropping the smokescreen for us. We only have a limited amount of time. So there's these Airburst Explosions in the air. They're sending down these these These balls of fire that are just sending off tons of smoke obscuring isis kind of but they can still kinda see through it and you know It's not one hundred percent effective so get out there behind this tank immediately as soon as we get behind this tank. Isis opens fire from the hospital and they also opened up opened up fire from the flank. But they can't see us clearly so there's just bullets going everywhere everywhere everywhere. They're slamming into the ground around us to bouncing off the tank. They're hitting everything and then they started shooting Is started shooting mortars at us as well and so there's mortars going off and were waiting. Were we got out behind the tank? And we're waiting for it to kind of get lined up. It's I don't know what they were doing. They were going forward. And then back. And twisting and turning and they were trying to get lined up to make the sprint down down the road and earlier when I talked about kind of when I was in the ditch and kind of had this. I'm GonNa die moment. That was when I had it. I was sitting there looking at one of the bodies of the guys Well the tank then without warning speed no communication with the tank zero communication with it so it's Iraqi army soldiers. Driving in American made tank. What could go wrong? What could go wrong with a bunch of a bunch of civilians running behind it man talking about circus but so they take off and go straight into Isis territory right right at Isis and we just sprint. After them and It was a short sprint. Maybe a hundred yards. But I'm trying not to throw up because I'm just I'm like terrified hands are shaking from the adrenaline bullets coming in I'm not I'm not saying at all. It was like of course. Not but the the opening scene of saving private Ryan with the machine gun nests in all the smoke and stuff. Imagine that. But it's just a six lane highway instead of a Long Beach at. That's basically what it was like and We get up there and we get online with where the where the little girls at And then I was going to run out and grab a little girl. The team leaders that he said. Hey wait we need. We need more was like wait for the smoke to get a little bit stronger..
"matto" Discussed on Mike Drop
"Get to that village you know that they're going to rape every single woman in the village they're gonNA kill the kids they're gonNA kill all the men and that's if people don't you know people don't run away and then they're going to plant landmines in that village so that people can't come back but inevitably kids and people in the future. We'll come back so kids are going to get their legs blown off right now if you could do something to stop the bad guys from getting from point. A. TO POINT B. Would you like Paleo so part of what stronghold does is we do stand in that gap and our rescue teams evacuate the civilians get him out of there and then we'll take steps to stop the bad guys if you catch my drift and I make no apology for that? But it's not it's not soldier of Fortune. It's one or two special operations guys embedding with training in working with a group of civilian volunteers from the from the area that live that. We're not there to fight not there to do that stuff. If it happens it happens. But that's not the intention so it's almost more like a like a civilian green Beret Mission. It's exactly feeling membrane mission. So that Hauer how? How do you have the ability to that And corroborate or justify the accuracy of the intelligence. That you know it's to me. It's it's very black and white like if you know group. X is going to go to village. Be doing horrible things. How are you ensuring that that intelligence is absolutely accurate and corroborated And secondly how how are you D- conflicting with host nation governments to be able to do shit like that are you? Do you run into any problems where you're not like you can call fucking hotline. I just need to talk to your Your local SPEC ops guys can you put me in touch with them like how do you even fucking go about that great questions So a deal with the first one I as far as the intelligence goes A we work in places where it's extremely black and white where it's extremely there is no gray area. There's good guys and there's bad guys and so because of that we also have our own guys on the ground. Who see what's going on we work and kind of that people as we're going through because you can I? I've been to places where I go in and I'm like did the guys who were supposed to be helping here. They're just as corrupt as other guys about minutes on places where it's almost like a Mafia mentality as it whoever's in charge they get help from Americans may novice that happened a lot in Iraq were sources and I'm using air quotes for those listening You know are. Are you know saying that? Hey this group is fucking doing these horrible things. You need to go hit them. And they're just they're fucking cow yeah That's a great question so will first of all we. We never do anything offensive. That's not our job. We're not there to take background or by like the local armies and militias. And whatever they can have that stuff the only thing we do. Is We step in when we know for sure that can group ax is going to village and they're going to get there and kill everybody whatever. That's the only time their second so we never take never do anything unless unless it's defensive and even then too it's always about saving the lives of the people once the people are saved. Okay cool and we don't really about territory or whatever that's not our job. Were there to protect the people and and help. The civilians is there a protocol process to be able to ensure that that information is accurate. Or is it just? It's your guys on the ground that our intelligence professionals that are saying yes. This is is accurate or were how do you? It's it's the locals. It's the locals. Tell you exactly what's going on and you're at your absolute right. There are issues where it's like. Okay well are they telling me that these guys are bad guys because they want us to take him out or something like that again? We don't do anything offensive. So there's essentially have to put yourself between them and the and the people you're trying to save and wait for them to attack essentially. Yeah Yeah Yeah that's pretty dicey. Well it's it's Super Dicey But again too so like so the places that we work right now are Colombia Venezuela and Burma and the people that we help in those areas. It's a completely black and white good guy versus bad guy situation. It's like okay if somebody okay if somebody's in the middle of Iraq and they're like. Hey Isis is coming here to take us out. I mean are you like well. I need Intel to corroborate whether not isis. You know it's like no. We know exactly what they're going to do. So that's what's going on the the other question that earlier was. How do you corroborate? Or how do you work with host nations and stuff like that and the answer? Is We don't So a Lotta Times. The people that were were protecting the civilians from is the host nation so for example in. Burma you have the Burmese government. The guys that were stopping from killing civilians Burma. It's the Burmese government. It's the actual Burma army and they have sanctions against them. These terrible horrible people that do terrible horrible things. Are you guys working with Like US embassies in the area and stuff do they do. They know that you're there or are you pretty under the radar that way. We're very under the radar. But I don't want to discuss exactly our relationships with other people on Air Because we are a humanitarian organization. So there's there's this there's this perception you know email out of your questions are kind of like you know almost looking at us like a military organization but we're really not like we're ninety nine point nine nine nine percent of what we're doing. It's training the locals to stand on their own. It's bringing in food and medicine but there's that one percent of time where things just go absolutely terrible and we have now built this capability where they can defend themselves and take care of themselves and we will stand with them in those times. Yeah no I I totally get that I just. You know knowing you haven't been around the world a few times knowing how. How a lot of governments are I. I can only imagine that you know that that's putting yourself hanging out hanging out there like a a second dog's balls in a Lotta ways Because obviously the say Burma's and examples that guaranteed their government doesn't fucking want you there for sure so even something as simple as getting in there Beyond thinking of it from a logistic standpoint of like how do you get into the country without them knowing me with airlines and facial recognition and I mean? There's there's a whole element of shadow shadowy logistics that. I'm sure has to take place for you. Guys even be able to get there and back. I'm assuming right which most of which you don't want to what we've leaves aims but yeah you can talk off line about it and then I'll talk about it on the Neckar. No IT'S SUPER INTERESTING. Shit the If we could go back to the because the book is is so heavy on on the battle in Mozell and that was kind of your first taste of You know we'll call it a combat zone as a civilian if you could kind of stops is the experience There and walk through that whole fucking circus. Well yes circus is a great word for it. so so when. I got to Iraq Like I said I met up with these guys who went to the safe house Several days later the rest of the team was there. We all met up and then we hop in a convoy of ambulances and drove out into the Iraqi countryside toward Mozell now We had to go Iraqi army checkpoints. And there's a bunch of weird militias that are out there with a bunch of crazy names. Iranian backed militias and all kinds of people and they're not coordinated with each other at all. You have no idea which checkpoint you roll up to their friendly. They're you know they're going to be hostile. It just it just really bizarre. You absolutely are hanging out there. Pale-skinned American like that's not with a bunch of other Pale Skin American ballsy. Now I gotta I gotTa admit like that in the hats off to you. That's that's a a set of fucking huge nuts mortgages or just pure ignorance Maybe a little bit about But yeah so what we did was we embedded with an Iraqi army unit that FDR had had made a relationship with before. So we get out there and we have these ambulances and literally the entire first month that I was out there. All we did was food. Distributions some super basic medical stuff right for areas that had already been liberated from Isis and Thirty days in we finally got into a Into into an actual combat role which wasn't instant again. It's not a combat role. It's a medical rule so the Iraqi army was taking over this Small village which was held by Isis guys. And I talk about this in the book. A little little little village called guard Bala outside of Mozell several miles outside of Mosul and the Iraqi army unit that we were with an and they were an armored unit and so it was. It was honestly. It was one of the coolest things I've ever seen they lined up. They had they had. They had a t seventy two tank. An M One. Abrams a whole bunch of Russian. Bmp's and then a bunch of American Humvees that are fully up armored. And they just lined up across this field and we're in the plains of Niniveh and it's just these beautiful green rolling hills because we were in April said to the countryside is just flat and beautiful. It's it's absolutely breathtaking. But they line up all these tanks and they just don't don't they start dumping rounds into this village and Isis immediately opens fire from that village but also another a larger town that they held up on this hill and so they just start so isis search starts dropping mortars and stuff everywhere around us. The Iraqi army guys are just dumping rounds from these tanks into this village and then it was charged. He was allergic full on world. War Two style. Get there and so the tanks. They charged across this field. And they're moving. They're not they're not sprinting. But they're going like a medium pace just enough to where the Adam Sandler. Yeah exactly just enough so the just enough. So Isis can't adjust their mortars fast enough to Kinda hit the tanks and then Isis started opening up with Mounted machines so like armor-piercing machine on so I was with I was in a basically thin-skinned Range Rover Ambulance. My job is Eric as anybody got hit and So I got out and my job was to stay with this Iraqi army medic. And they don't have real they don't have actual medics who've gone through medical school and so he was just kind of this guy who had learned on the job so my job was just to stay with. His name is FIS and didn't speak a lick of English so I'm just following him around and he's kind of going vehicle vehicle I initially staying in the in the background of what they see to command control element where his generals at and he's sitting there screaming and into his radio. And all these tanks and stuff or just blown stuff it's complete and utter madness well this Iraqi medic. Now there's so there's maybe I don't know Maybe a quarter mile between the C..
Parnas attorney asks William Barr to recuse himself from investigation
"The attorney general in on whatever was going on there in the Ukraine I have never spoken to attorney general bar. You're about this investigation ever. I have been circumspect. Careful exceedingly careful. Not only that Parnasse knows that. I told a several times that I would make sure I would never go to the attorney general with it so I wouldn't compromise it. That's really on Fox News tonight making his own case while his has indicted one time. Buddy is doing the same Lev Parnassus attorney today requested that. Attorney General William Bar recused himself take himself out of the federal campaign finance case against Parnis. He's also calling for the appointment of a special prosecutor. Claiming prosecutors have refused to meet with him and receive receive information on the president. Giuliani and the other significant players here is a reminder of what parnes told Rachel Matto about the role all that Bill Barr played. Do you know if Mr Giuliani was ever in contact with Mr Bar specifically about the fact that he was trying to get Ukraine to announce these investigation into Joe Biden. Absolutely Mr Bar knew about that. Mr Bar known everything. The difference between white trump so powerful now. He wasn't as powerful in sixteen seventeen. He became the powerful when he got William Bar. That gets your attention as they say and with us for more tonight Maya wildly former assistant. US Attorney for the Southern District of New York now with the new school here in New York. And Rick Wilson Longtime Republican strategists co-founder of the Lincoln Project A SUPERPAC created created by conservatives with the aim of defeating trump and trump ISM. His new book goes a long way toward that very ideal running against the devil. A plot to save America got from trump and Democrats from themselves. We welcome you both tonight. Maya Wiley in normal times would love to have a lock accenture. Deal with the Fed's New York. Would there be an investigation. Launched as in. Do you hear what this guy is saying about people at the highest levels of of our government. That's a hard question to answer quite honestly Brian. And here's what I mean by that. I don't think there's any question that William Bar has earned earned himself and impeachment inquiry. So that's clear and that starts from his misrepresenting the muller pro report before. It's it's released knowing that Robert Mueller have some issues with the way he's handling it that goes to the fact that he himself has personally flown around the globe helping helping to kind of try to stir up some of the dirt that Donald Trump wants all kinds of reasons that we could list about. Why William Barr himself deserves some scrutiny? In some oversight that's very different from saying in in different world where Donald Trump was not president accident love. parnassus would be would have some kind of cooperation agreement. Or where William Sorry was not attorney general and that's because we just don't know enough about all all the evidence that the US Attorney's office has if your in the US Attorney's office and someone just doesn't have anything to offer you if they cooperate great. Meaning you don't believe they're telling the truth or you have so much evidence that you don't believe they can add to the evidence that you have or both you would have a legitimate reason not to enter into a cooperation agreement with someone and left Parnasse. We should remember eleventh. PARNIS is has some of his assertions and the Rachel maddow interview have documents. Those are documents the. US Attorney's office had and enabled him to share their other allegations allegations that he makes that. He says he believes but he doesn't necessarily offer any directed specific knowledge to suggest just that he could offer anything more substantive so. I think we have to separate out whether there's huge issues of public trust with William Bar and there's it's a question about whether I think the. US Attorney for the Southern District. Berman should cues with regard to Rudy Giuliani because he is the one who recommended Rudy Giuliani for US attorney spot with Donald Trump and appearance of conflict or appearance of impropriety. It is enough to recuse because we have to have the public believing in the institutions. But I don't want to go so far as to say that just by definition because left Parnassus is saying. He should have a cooperation agreement. He should have a cooperation agreement. Rick Wilson at a more basic societal level. When you think about it ah in the last seven to ten days we have come to know a landscaper from Connecticut? Who pardoned the double negative left? Parnis said he has never never seen him not drunk and now the European guy in the Maga- hat with a Belgian ip address. How is it that we we come to meet these characters? Surrounding in the orbit of the President of the United States there are some mystical gravitational force surrounding Donald Trump that attracts the worst griff tres scales scumbags roadside hobos incipient serial killers weirdos. These guys are attracted to him. Because they're like the d the D and E and F level operatives in this world and for whatever reason they feel empowered and it's pretty easy you show up at the trump hotel if you can afford the twenty two dollar cocktails. You're in the club. And so that's why we see guys like hide showing up and that's why you see all these all these other sort of oddball characters always surrounding trump and and and it's also because you know most of the people that that are in this rudy PARNIS orbit in particular. You know they come out of this eastern European whatever version of of of Hustle. Oh they're running is always inflected with whatever the sort of post-soviet corruption vibe and it seems to be very much definitional additional trump's orbit rick starting with you I want you and my answer the same question and I hate that. It's an a negative vein about the impeachment in trial. What are you girding for or resigned to girding for Mitch McConnell to choke this thing out as quickly as he can? There's no other option for McConnell right now if the dam breaks on any vote and the reason he didn't go for an immediate dismissal. Vote obviously as everyone else's covered was that he knows was if he loses one. It shakes the idea that he can control this process completely. So he's going to be very careful. He's going to move as quickly as he possibly can. He's going to try to make this as Dulles he can. Which I think is why as as clean with chain you earlier? He thought he thought he's GonNa win. By moving into the night. I think there's enormous public interest in this but on the optimistic side there will always be more information coming and these senators are not blind to the fact that trump lies to them all the time and that every time. They think they've gotten to the bottom of something with trump. There's worse things below it so I think you're going to see some skepticism building especially as the outside outside coverage continues to roll on in terms of both the story and the other revelations about Ukraine situation I can offer you my upwards of thirty seconds before I have to take our first break. I agree with
Pogba to Leave United?
"Latest one mark involving Paul. Paul Bur what a mess this is Liz. There's and I think think partly appalled. Pope was making an partly is making really because they haven't exactly the holiday with kind of a stir this Linda Sheila since he's been injured. They've had to go to Miami to spend this work to Dubai's do fitness where if he's basically how the world of fitness Rehab in the United have allowed that to happen now it it doesn't look good. It was great. It looks like it looks like he's doing his own thing while Socialist teamer struggling to get me so you know. There's a disconnect there poker clearly was Levy said which is much June. The remnant were were circling around in a meteorologist said things that suggests that the relationship with the united isn't broken but it's a very strong book would he take more palatable united. We'll probably go there right now. Because united struggling the not the united were the side of the top four. They probably don't have a sporting project that you would say that. Liberal of God's on Muncie Eka identify. Were united to go in and right now. If you're Paul puppy thinking what am I going to win something you know substantial united. You can't see it for a long time. They're not win the premier league this year next year the year after the Champions League is a distant distant dream so if you're a pop punk rock and the Sunday Sunday was to get away and play for big big little more chance of being successful because man united way now inaugural of trophies but equally. I don't think Paul is play so you can make it will be again. Is the right place wrong time. Wise this whole coming out now because surely they could have played a lot better and like not talked about the operation and fitness issues and maybe could've tried to get rid of him in January. It's keep everybody happy. Well this fitness thing I mean I think social made a mistake. I icon on Wednesday after the game saying that pump is people peration that sounded lights Celsius was suggesting that pope. We didn't operation but he's people thought you did. Socially came Matto says yes. People also think needed an operation to so if he needs an operation game operated on. It was never gonNA go in January because nobody has the money to Paul Popa deal in January it would cost. What seventy eight million pounds? And it's not a deal that anybody really is GONNA do. Real Madrid haven't got the money to do that. Deal in January. So he's kind of United States Unites Nice to start with him and then hope when he comes back in February it can at least contribute something towards the end of the season and may get into the top four. Maybe get them to win the league. It's GONNA drug drug on. It's going to get the silver and he's going to go and it's going to be talking. Franklin birth is mentioned with us as well. Frank what do you make your fellow countryman the way this is all going down. Well that's not a good situation for Paul because of his injury because of his agents Speaking out and not saying good things about a big big club with the big history. I think it doesn't show a big major of of the player of a of fees entourage as well. I don't know what's GonNa Happen with Paul Truces in fact if you is exaggerating the injury if he really needs if we needed to surgery. I don't know what's going on really there and it's not good for the future follow. What's going to happen to him next year? But when you sign for a club and as always said that you have to make sure that you do everything to respect the club we signed you and then now days to be that when the players don't just WanNa leave just brick everything done to make sure that the club does don't don't want them anymore more so it's for me what's going to happen very soon. Tupua mentioned Cecilia. Kelly can go the don't want him. We don't want him and you can go anywhere. Who else sees situation isn't it has come to an end already? Well it's been a situation almost from the beginning didn't quite mesh on the field field for Paul and then obviously the injury issues of the injury shows. Now I have no problem going to seek out to get yourself back on the pitch as quickly as possible but I think it's then and when you're seeing at a Miami Heat basketball game or doing different things we're okay look. We know when you're injured. You're not getting your head away from things a little a bit helps but there's also a perception issue and the balance isn't right. The balance hasn't been right with with him on the field. The balance hasn't been right with him off the field and maybe it is the best for both parties just to kind of wipe their hands with it but I think is guys mentioned. It is an expensive deal. Menu are GonNa want significant capital back from the investment. They made and that deal probably won't be made until budgets organized with. Let's be honest a handful of clubs that are gonNA come after Popa.
"matto" Discussed on Green Eggs and Dan
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It could be like the lighting or the chairs or something like that sitting close to the bathroom. Anything no easy raby music see has something for like I duNNo. They're playing one direction. You know I need to kind of Yeah I get that or all. The by the way one direction is one of our sponsors. Thank you one direction for being our sponsor. Thank you thank you for. Yeah thank you for putting crappy. I think crabby music. It's it's something that really I known. Experience Yeah or Attitude also yeah you know what I mean when you went to a place and people just happened the I mean you know what I mean. I look Homeless Person Sexy and at times. You know yeah yeah no I do if somebody shows like in a bad mood and like this is it's your job you know what I mean. It's I feel the same way I do. Grab and give you pay the bill. You know what I mean. I feel the same same way and I feel like a lot of my friends are like Oh. She's probably having a really bad day or he'd probably had Mike. 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I ain't have not have like it was banana that someone in the house by the way in like banana helped me quite a bit about Nana's hangover food. That's the saddest thing you've said so far on this podcast banana. Yes in Banana. Yes yes I like. Not a Burger not pizza. A fucking fucking people eat bananas before they do like a marathon held. Eight people do. Is the Boston Marathon to. It's like you saying that they're consuming the. Yeah Yeah I know. So you're like a scientific because you're like well. The potassium is GONNA help. I don't care about the greasy. nece the fucking potassium. Okay Wow X.. No you can't say eggs now you said bananas already. Have you ever have a banana wrapped in bacon FRY now. Is that a thing. Just give you a deeper. They're all right there. Go figure it out. I hi thank. You got embarrassed that I made so much fun of you. They were like wait. Hold on but it's bacon done that I mean I'm I'm used to. You made your final so okay. 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How to Use the Word "Perspective"
"The meaning of perspective is appoint a few a particular attitude toward something they of looking at things frame of reference, or interpretation would be speaking radio China's loan. One new every day and impressed the world in these English cabs lesson. You will learn how to use the world's perspective, reassure that this ESL lesson will help you to enhance your English cavalry and speak English fluently and confidently perspective is spelt as beef. The. R. S. B. E. C. T. I V E, the would perspective means appoint of you. Are they of looking at things, for example, we can see that more than failure? It is the perspective to worst failure that Mattos of fearlessly overcomes, failures and marches ahead while what an excellent example, isn't it? Listen carefully. How we can use the word perspective in eight different situations in eight different sentences example, number one of eight Joshua was cared of riding a horse. His father hired an experienced instructor for him. The instructor taught to become comfortable around horses. This changes perspective to what's horseriding, and he learned the skill soon, moving onto example, number two eight promote was working as a team leader for home loan finance company, he breathed his steam about the psychology of boroughs. This gave them a new perspective, and they could surpass their targets example, number three of eight many users, post photos, and postal information on social media are the users may you this, and form a perspective about an individual based on this Hanes one must be very careful while sharing personal information on social media. Don't you agree example number four of it? Have you visited any historical monumental India will each day hundreds of tourists? Visit. These monuments, why many consider these visits as only finality. There are a few who observe and study, these monuments from a historical perspective. What does common between economic times DNA newspaper and Z Muratti all these top media houses have covered success stories of BM, English speaking professionals who have learned to speak English fluently and confidently Chaika testimony section on our website, WWW dot B M consultants India dot com. Lettuce understand example, number five, eight. The perspective it, which advocate Nigam would analyze a criminal case was admired by the legal exports. He would deploy his own team members to conduct and in-depth research. And then up here before the judge moving onto example, number six eight near joined the photo Elisa division of leading chemical company after working at the head office for six months he was posted at a rural. Area. He's field work in rural area, gave him a clear perspective, too, was the farmers who are consumers for the fertilizers. Moving onto example, number seven eight, the rising population and global warming. Pose a great risk to human population all over the earth. It took sometime before everyone realized the danger, but now the global perspective to what's the same is more serious, and committed letters observe example, number eight eight DR. We college had organized a debate for the junior college students. The topic was related to the use of artificial intelligence, the winning team presented. A very different perspective about the topic and impressed, the judges to David learned the
Trump gives fiery, off-script speech at CPAC
"Trump gave a two hour in Saint speech at CPAC the conservative political action conference which Laura Luma, by the way was kicked out of which pleases me to no end. And even some of the staunchest Trump supporters have said that this speech that he gave today is like the weirdest speech they've ever seen first. He was sweating like a horn church, we support horse, and he so he either had the meat sweats like hamburger sweats hamburger sweats, or maybe it was outer all or it could have been as Nur. He was maybe his nervous about the fact that his organization his hotel has foundation his taxes his inaugural fund, his security clearances and his campaign are all under federal investigation. Maybe but he spent a lot he was sweaty and angry, and he spent a lot of time bashing the Russia investigation, which we saw coming because he just failed spectacularly in North Korea. And the whole Cohen thing is all over the news. And so he basically said there's nothing to show for the mullahs investigation. Nothing just. Everything of mine is under investigation, but nothing to show and after two years he said they're coming up dry. He called it collusion delusion. Another Stephen Miller. Jim, I'm sure because it rhymes he called the investigation bullshit. He said there were bullshit any spoke to Milania. He said he spoke to Milania about firing Komi. And while I don't think anything will come of that. He just waved spousal privilege by saying that publicly which is hilarious. But I don't think they'll call her. And I don't think now that you know to belittle her role or her to belittle belittle her. Yeah. It's just I don't think it's something I think that was just an off the cuff remark that he lied about. And that's what's funny is is is Republicans are product he's just making that shit up and they're cool with that. So that was additionally he said he was joking when he asked Russia to find the thirty thousand emails that were missing that was a new thing that he said today, I was joking even though the Russians attempted to hack Hillary's emails within hours of him saying that. And this speech was a reminder that just because the molar investigation might be winding down these investigations that have sprung from it or just getting going into quote Matto. She said, quote, everyone told us this thing was winding down. But it looks like we're just getting
"matto" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"Sabina Mattos is poised to become the next council. President a majority of members of that democratic caucus of the council met over the weekend. They endorsed Mattos. She won't officially get the job though, until the full council votes in January. There's going to be a delayed start to sports betting, and that's causing the state's revenue forecast to have to be adjusted. The new numbers were shared by analysts on Friday, and they show about twelve million dollars taken away. From the projected totals sports betting was originally scheduled to have started last month. Now, it's expected to begin around thanksgiving revenue still projected to increase this budget year, though, up to nearly four billion dollars a business that honors veterans open this weekend in Warwick, every item in the store called made is made by a veteran or military family, Nicole O'Brian, the owner of the store is a former military spouse. She says, there's a reason operation. Made is so important. It's a way to give back to the veteran community. That has sacrificed so much two dozen veterans are able to sell their products at operation made governor Brown says California is going to continue to burn this is not the new normal. This is the new abnormal and this normal. We'll continue certainly in the next ten to fifteen to twenty years speaking from the California governor's office of emergency services in Sacramento yesterday. Brown went on to say, scientists believe the state will continue to heat up. He also said agencies need to pull together to help the people affected by the massive fires raging across the state. He then said it's going to cost billions of dollars to adapt to climate change. Senator Ted Cruz says he does not think congress should pass legislation to protect the investigation into Russian election. Interference had Bill come through the judiciary committee that tried to make it impossible for a special counsel to be removed. I believe that legislation. Was unconstitutional that that that it was inconsistent with article two of the constitution. The Senator was speaking on CBS is face the nation. Now, some Democrats are renewing calls for congress to protect Muller from being fired in the wake of President Trump, forcing the resignation of attorney general Jeff Sessions and appointing Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general Florida candidate for governor Andrew gillum is calling for all votes to be counted in his race against Republican Ron to Santa's Gillam conceded to Disentis after Tuesday's midterm, but withdrew that concession as a recount was ordered Florida's secretary of state ordered a machine recount in the razor thin Senate governor and agricultural Commissioner races, the film's avengers 0 war and Black Panther. And the show shadow hunters, the mortal instruments came out on top at last night's people's choice awards avengers 0 war one the big award of the night movie of two thousand eighteen as well as action movie of two thousand eighteen NewsRadio nine twenty. One zero four seven FM sports. Tom Brady was sacked three times and hit repeatedly as the Tennessee.
Hannity's antics at a Trump rally crossed a line, even for Fox News
"Than the actual, original factual video info wars created it. This comes days after Sean Hannity and other FOX personalities took the stage to officially campaign. Gene in in-person endorsement of the Republicans and Donald Trump at the midterms, and they publicly said, they wouldn't do that. By the way, all those people in the back are fake news. The one thing that has made and defined your presidency more than anything else. Promises made promises kept this the president. Thank you. Hannity had told everyone who listens to him. He would not be taking the stage which shows you what he thinks of his own followers. A FOX spokesperson afterwards said this appearance was quote, a distraction that has been quote addressed. It was no distraction. It was the core of the pre mid term event. I have a few people that are right out here. And they're very special. They've done at credible job for us. They've been with us from the beginning. Also, I'm going to start by saying Sean, Hannity come on up. Sean how? That is what everyone saw and the official White House pool report from that event notes that afterwards, Sean, Hannity, high five another government paid worker Bill shine. He's the White House communications director. He was also Sean Hannity's longtime boss at Fox News. Tomorrow's friday. And I want you to know we have a special fallback with legends like George Clinton Carole king in our own Harry Smith that's tomorrow on the beat don't miss it. The fact of the matter was he was this is a story that is not well now, let's stuck in my mind about this was in the white, but it really should be especially maybe now. Oh my God. He to Matto MSNBC present search bag man to subscribe now.
"matto" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Family no no no you best believe that the wheels of of commerce will start to turn as far as that is concerned shall we are first and last ncaa tournament update just by simply staring at the televisions we have here of state south dakota state five twelve matchup fifty forty eight with fifteen forty seven left to go in the second half nc state seton hall today nine matto but the seton hall being eight it's fifty one forty one at the half final scores oklahoma losing to rhode island eighty three seventy eight seven ten matchup with rhode island being the top seed gonzaga probably the probably absolutely the best game of the day so far the number four gonzaga bulldogs sixty eight beating up university of north carolina greensboro sixty eight sixty four gonzaga and loyola guts the get the w the buzzer beater what's the score on that sixty four sixty to win four loy olah let's head out to other niners facility and welcome western rich berg newest offensive lineman for your san francisco forty niners he's nice enough to join us here on the fisher brooke show westerners rod brooks bob fitzgerald thank you for joining us we appreciate it how are you.
"matto" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"Nothing like a buzz the inner tonight is or anything like that it's a strictly yudhijit italy clearing her feel it you know what i mean the difference you like excellency abg actually hear it i hear it okay and what did they do you know would artery was repaired and how they repair them that's funny i should hello in i don't i and i could find out though uh they didn't do a quarrel they actually put your head they did they did okay um are you only medication now let's get some seizure minutes i saw so i'm on all kinds of uh i'm on mlive teen i'm on urban certain and i'm i'm a climb to climb the done applauding and uh matto parole all for blood pressure and um my blood pressure still running really high and again uh so blood pressure i i take back what i said it clearly security into what's going on with you but they've got to keep the blood pressure lows below the address and uh i ray inclined to blame your medication for this and i and i do this this is before i was even on those me i wasn't even on those met they put me on those met after as a way to prevent the problem here do you think this one go ahead finish the one caveat though is uh you know doctors a lot of them are pushing for testosterone you know i tested low yes um no libido problems or anything like that but the doctor said you're you know you're like two hundred why don't you start taking on test.