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Fresh update on "mike" discussed on The Takeaway
"Little Sho W. N. Y. C legal editor and Race and Justice editor Jamie Floyd talks about the challenge facing the jury and the Derrick Sheldon trial and why the judge's instructions to the jury could be a key to the outcome. Also, our Earth Week Serious continues with a look at solar energy in the city. How much can the rooftops of our buildings move us toward a zero emissions? New York Brian Lehrer Show at 10 A.m. on W M I, c E W N Y. C is supported by Amazon studios presenting Borat subsequent movie film Social Baron Cohen. Satire on Trump's America follows Borat to America to deliver a gift to then vice President Mike Pence, also starring Maria Batalova streaming on prime video. Flat are in books of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia, a debut novel about mothers, daughters and the tenacity of women to tell their stories, despite those who wished to silence them of women and salt is available now. This'll is the takeaway with tansy No Vega from W. N. Y. C and P Rx in collaboration with WGBH Radio in Boston. Been talking about the police killing of 13 year old Adam to lay low in Chicago and whether it has the potential to galvanize Latinos around issues of police brutality. I'm speaking with Eduardo Party, your associate professor of sociology at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Why don't we were and we end the previous segment, talking sort.
How to Get the Whole Company Aligned
"Hey mike thanks for joining us today as a way getting started it gives a little background on yourself. Rx i guess been in a business to business sales for twenty years or so plethora of different Different types of business different. I guess birtles you could say most. Recently i've been doing a life safety security on an enterprise level and it's been a jury to say the least. It's been fun. It's been exciting. It's it's all been in sales. Ever since i was about nineteen years old or so was at a natural progression to get into sales her. It always been outgoing. Always like talking to people have always been encouraged psyche. Should be working with people he should be talking to people and there was through a my family actually had a printing business and i was told. Hey do you wanna try this out. So i got to get out there and i was never gonna just sit down in one place all time so it was really good at getting out talking to people and i've enjoyed it ever since. No call reluctance. No fear no nervousness. There's an adjustment. Yeah mean it's anytime you got out of these earn. Go ask them. You know those kind of our questions. It's there's an initial reluctance. But i've always found out the people really aren't other not really at burst and meeting new people as long as you're not trying to poach if you're not trying to push you're not trying to like rob them. You're not trying to china. If you're honestly trying to help. People people tend to enjoy that kind of company.
Two bodies found in capsized Seacor Power Disaster
"Off the Louisiana Gulf coast, the Coast Guard says Divers recovered two unresponsive crew members of the capsized, seek or power off the Louisiana coast Friday night. A Coast Guard spokesman declined to elaborate and referred questions from The Associated Press to a local coroner. Vessel designed to support offshore oil rigs overturned in rough weather Tuesday, about eight miles south of the Louisiana coast. 19 workers were aboard. Six people were rescued Tuesday. One body was recovered from the water Wednesday, and the Coast Guard says another body was found Thursday. Nine workers remain missing. I Mike Rossia pressure mounted today on two contenders hoping to lead German
Pompeo Made Over 100 Personal Requests of State Department Employees
"Department's Office of Inspector General says former Secretary Mike Pompeo violated federal ethics rules. In a report released Friday, the watchdog determined Pompeii when his wife made over 100 personal request to department employees that were not work related. The requests included ordering gifts, picking up their dog booking salon appointments. And mailing Christmas cards. The U. S
Coast Guard: 2 more capsize victims recovered off Louisiana
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting the U. S. Coast Guard says two more victims from a capsized vessel have been recovered off the Louisiana Gulf coast the Coast Guard says divers recovered to unresponsive crew members of the capsized C. core power off the Louisiana coast Friday night the Coast Guard spokesman declined to elaborate and referred questions from the Associated Press to a local corner the vessel designed to support offshore oil rigs overturned in rough weather Tuesday about eight miles south of the Louisiana coast nineteen workers were aboard six people were rescued Tuesday one body was recovered from the water Wednesday and the Coast Guard says another body was found Thursday nine workers remain missing hi Mike Rossio
Eflin pitches into 8th, Phillies beat Cardinals 9-2
"Andrew McCutchen Bryce Harper drive in a pair of runs in a six run Philly second inning and they beat the cardinals ninety two in the first game of a three game series in Philadelphia G. T. reed Mitchell as a two run home run in the seventh the winning pitcher is that Kaplan who is now want to know after working seven plus innings and giving up two runs while striking out six it's kind of the you know just the common denominator is our starting staff as we want to go deep in the games so many of our building as much of a break as possible so they're healthy throughout the whole year and ultimately just in up to twenty baseball so it's nice to go out there and and get some innings and Carlos Martinez takes the loss he's out in three after being touched for six runs over five innings Justin Williams had his first major league home run for the Redbirds I'm Mike Reeves
Raul Castro resigns as Communist chief, ending era in Cuba
"Hi Mike Rossio reporting role Castro resigns as Communist Party chief ending an era in Cuba role Castro announced Friday he is resigning as head of Cuba's Communist Party ending more than six decades of his family's leadership the eighty nine year old Castro announced his retirement in a speech at the opening of the eighth Congress of the ruling party role Castro succeeded his older brother Fidel as president in two thousand eight and then as head of the party in twenty eleven but L. Castro who died in twenty sixteen lead the revolution that drove out dictator full hence you about the study in nineteen fifty nine Castro did not say who he will endorse as first secretary of the Communist Party but previously indicated he favors sixty nine year old Miguel Diaz canal who succeeded him as president in twenty eighteen hi Mike Crossey
Body Language Tips That Will Help You Find A Mate
"First thing. Is that if you're a woman. Let's talk about men and women even mile and female. Brian and lgbt covers a slightly different spectrum in the middle but falls under the same guidelines. But let's call the men and women for the exercise. A woman will scan room and she'll say some guy she thinks are lock him. It looks kid and so usually without thinking even though you can learn to do this guy into what's called printing. Might a nice high forms of animals will do this to attract the mike and printing employees things on chill hall. These guys then. He's looking around the room and he stays eating so she's looking at night and then she just drops her ause down only to bullet then she looks back guy macy's ause for second time and he thinks she's looking again then she her is down again as i signal. She's my to lots of contact. No one to critical and then she's lucky to show opening behavior now sitting the legs and arms crossed in a dance room. Nobody asked you for dance. You're not that hard so will look around the room. Who will ask for dance. Going to knock back. Well she's got her arms crossed. Go to legs crossed and without even realizing because these are bicyc- signals we're talking about bicyc- rejection flies off signals. We're less lock on us. that gaffer dash. We're looking for someone who is open. This what mended. So she'll open a body. I've made maybe one hang out on the hip you say him. Don have any help and we lost our hair longtime ago so to make ourselves bigger more impressive. Put one or both hands on the hips. We're not do that makes me take up more spice. I'll look bigger so they for more noticeable and this one of the things you're staying in a group and somebody opposite six whether it's a man or woman if they one of the things. They're locked in case of men by hands on the hips case of women. One hand on the hip notice means what that signal sign now. Men are reasonably dipped to ridding crossed arms crossed legs and handling signals about. It's about where it ends for
Former Vice President Mike Pence Receives Pacemaker
"To have a pacemaker and planted his office says the surgery was successful. Now Pence will be back to normal activity. Within a few days. They say. Pence is considered to be a likely 2024 presidential candidate and less former president. Trump decides to run again He has an autobiography coming out in 2023. Take a look at this. Google Earth unveiled a new
Former VP Pence Undergoes Surgery to Implant Pacemaker
"Hi Mike Rossi reporting former vice president Mike pence undergo surgery to implant a pacemaker former vice president Mike pence underwent a procedure Wednesday to have a pacemaker implanted pence's office says the procedure went well and pence is expected to fully recover and return to normal activity in the coming days pence's office says over the past two weeks he experienced the symptoms associated with the slow heart rate the sixty one year old pence had previously been diagnosed with a heart condition called a symptomatic left bundle branch block Mike Rossio Washington
Former Vice President Pence Gets Pacemaker Implanted, Expects Full Recovery
"Has had a pacemaker implanted. Former vice President Mike Pence had surgery to implant a pacemaker after experiencing a slow heart rate. Into 61 years old. His office is the procedure yesterday was successful and Pence is expected to make a full recovery and returned to normal activity in a matter of days in a statement, Pence's his family has been truly blessed by the work of the dedicated health care professionals in Washington shirt.
Toyota Recalls Venza SUVs to Fix Air Bag Wiring Problem
"Toyota is recalling some S. U. V.'s to fixing the airbag wiring problem the automaker says the recall involves nearly two hundred eighty thousand vans and SUVs in the U. S. from the two thousand nine through twenty fifteen model years the national highway traffic safety administration says the wires to the airbag sensor in the driver's door can become damaged with regular use that could prevent the side and curtain airbags from deploying when needed three orders received fifty six warranty claims in the U. S. due to the problem the recall is expected to begin may thirty first I'm Mike Hampton
What to Expect From Apple’s “Spring Loaded” Event on April 20
"Apple is holding its event next week. What are we expecting. I think at this point with apple. You're probably looking at the next versions of the match. You're transitioning to you that emlyn remember back in the winter. We had the look air. The thirteen inch pro in the mac mini. Mike gut tells me in with an m one but other option is also that sixteen inch macbook pro. I figured you'd eat away on those and of course people have always been talking about this. Spring event is being the next ipad pro. Which could get 'em one chip or something similar to. Its as they continue that sort of weird mind meld between the tablets side and the computer stuff. That's an interesting suggestion. Do you think that they start. Converging the further or you think they'll keep them separate though still. Have some sort of aid chip processor for the ipad pro. I think the chips are going to become increasingly similar. Even if they use different letters for the the a whatever in the ipad pro and the whatever in the max they they may have different nomenclature essentially doing the same thing as the absolute negativity for those platforms become more and more similar sheila sophoclean however i feels like apple's business models still relied on keeping these two separate to the point where they had the ad with the kid using an ipad and such what computer they happened to kit. Goes what the computer. And that's more fanciful thinking on their part than reality. People take their ipads computers. Likely people think of their phones at as computers. Now i spend a good deal of of several days a week probably working exclusively from a phone getting the same stuff done. I would normally do city at a computer. We're not there yet. But i think the ipad pro comes very close to that if you have the right kind of keyboard in touch fan combo and frankly the latest. The latest macbooks feel very much like the ipad version of that because they are becoming much more. I think mobile century in terms of their native
Oracle to Bring 8,500 Jobs, Invest $1.2 Billion in Nashville
"Heading to Tennessee Technology Corporation. Oracle is planning to create 1000 500 jobs in Nashville over the next decade. It will invest $1.2 billion and its newest digital hub, and the average salary of each job will be about $110,000 correspondent Ken Norman. He's taking the
Kim Potter, officer who shot and killed Daunte Wright, resigns
"As Mike Grudge you reports a former Minnesota police officer has been charged in a fatal shooting of a black motorist Former Brooklyn center Minnesota Police officer Kim Potter has been charged with second degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of 20 year old black motorist. Dante right. The shooting ignited days of unrest. Potter and Brooklyn Center Police chief Tim Gannon both resigned Tuesday. Attorney Benjamin Crump, who represents rights family reacted to the charge The family of Dante, right, We'll get to have their day in court. The shooting occurred Sunday during a traffic stop is right was pulled over for expired tags and officers sought to make an arrest after discovering he had an outstanding
Former Officer Kim Potter Released From Jail After Posting Bond
"Dante, right, is free on bond after being charged with second degree manslaughter. Him. Potter says she fired her gun at right, but meant to grab her Taser Brooklyn Center. Police Department Mayor Mike Elliott had this reaction with the news of the decision. Charged the former Brooklyn center police officer with manslaughter. Comes a prolonged period of continued grieving, huh? And understandable anger. Security barricades have been erected around Potter's home and the local police station where protests over Wright's death continued Wednesday for fourth Street night. In a courtroom several miles away, or former Maryland
New Lawsuit Filed vs. Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson
"Quarterback to John Watson has now a 23rd lawsuit against him for sexual misconduct during a massage. One of those 23 was dropped and the plaintiffs in 20 of Original 23 lawsuits have revealed their names in
Hundreds protest in Brooklyn Center for 4th night after shooting
"Night of protests. I nly Scylla. Sarah Fox News. Hundreds of people have gathered for 1/4 night outside the Brooklyn Center. Minnesota Police Department after the shooting death of Dante right as police try to disperse the crowd, the city's mayor, right, imposed a curfew for 10. PM tonight. Former police officer Kim Potter Has been released on $100,000 bond after she was charged with second degree manslaughter this morning. Please say Potter accidentally drew her gun instead of her Taser Sunday during a traffic stop affidavit with the criminal complaint says her duty belt was designed with the Taser on the left side of Glock nine millimeter on the right side and designed to be used with the corresponding hand. A statement from the county attorney's office says that she will be vigorously prosecuted. To prove that she aggregated her responsibility to the public when she used the firearm instead of the Taser is Mike Tobin in Brooklyn Center. If convicted, Potter could serve 10 years in
Tommy Lloyd Is the Next Coach at Arizona
"Matt. Norlander is here with me in. Arizona has found shaun miller's replacement deadline when we talked about this after shawn miller was fired. We went through a list of candidates. And i think we sort of settled on the end of the day. I think it's going to be a gonzaga associate head coach. Tommy lloyd or former arizona star current pacific head coach damon stoudamire fast forward to today. It is tommy lloyd. He is leaving gonzaga. He will be the next head coach of the wildcats. Your thoughts. yeah. We have a listen. We have a long time coach in waiting for program legend. Who's been there decades deciding to leave and and and take a job in the pac twelve and It's mike hopkins all over can don't just kidding. But the parallels are actually there will credit an unnamed person. We both know who who made that to made. That comparison this i think is a pretty good higher now. This has been buzzed about. Since before shawn miller got fired. I have talked to a couple of people out for your. Oh quick i get your thoughts on it. There are a couple of people i've talked to. Who will never be not convinced. That tommy lloyd was approached about this like a month ago and basically said we want you to be the next coach in gonna fire shawn miller. I'm not saying that happened. I'm telling you there are people that believe this and this has been wired for a long time now. There were a couple of days here the past couple of days where the search kind of went on a not a pause but they topped the brakes through more interviews. That happened on tuesday. And they did legitimately interview miles. Simon damon stoudamire. Jason terry josh passenger. All these people were interviewed. There's a belief that eric muscleman whose doors to get himself his own new contract which if true or not. I don't think he needed arizona to get paid the way he got paid. But good on him. So
"mike" Discussed on The Mike Trivisonno Show
"The Charlie possible or test positive for will you just gave an examp- now I would only I would only take. Yeah I I would only take the test if I was feeling symptoms say on Wednesday but if I tested negative on Tuesday say woke up tomorrow. I'm if I'm feeling good. I'm not going to take the test. If I'm feeling symptomatic I would have the test done. I mean this. This sent like a lot of what I want to know is that I already have it. Do I have the antibodies? That's what I wanted to go. Yeah I'm down for that. I will definitely get that test. I don't think that's the test I think is important. Yes I next slide after this short commercial at me next phone call. I apologize contests. Hey I'm Mike. Euhrer Santa Four Nissan North Olmstead. And I ninety seven to Nissan dealerships. Mike The bond Mike D'Amato and deal bells have done a fantastic job building and they're they're on a daily basis. Why is that important that the owners are there? Well because if you have any problems plus like the D'Amato and deal bells a hard time saying no to deals so you can negotiate with them. Their lease prices are the lowest. If you're buying a new or pre-owned car they have over five hundred to choose from. You can even shop on their website. Big NISSAN DOT com. You can see all the vehicles you can get to the location and all the information go their website. Big Nissan Dot Com Nissan North. Dome said I ninety Nissan. I'm telling me of your lease is up or you're looking. For New or pre-owned car.
"mike" Discussed on Mike Drop
"Ladies and gentlemen as always open honor and a pleasure to welcome my next guest to the podcast. He spent twenty one years as a US Navy seal and retired. He's done eight deployments. Three of which were combat deployments. He has received the navy cross two bronze stars and a Purple Heart in his the author of a book coming out in June ninth called perfectly wounded which we will get into the story of that. He's been called the human gun range and John Wick has wet dreams about this guy. Please welcome to the stage. Mike Day you can see how blessed I bless pretty pretty easy already. Got Me blushing who go. That's I guess we can wrap it up the I appreciate you coming. I know you just came from a caller. You'RE UP IN COLORADO PHOENIX PHOENIX. Okay left Phoenix yesterday. About eleven o'clock and he drove through the night to make it here on time again. Appreciate that so hopefully. We won't won't keep you up too much longer but What is your most painful bullet wound? I would say the ones that the body armor hurt worse. Yeah they broke ribs. Explain that a little bit. I guess for for the listener in total. I got shot. Twenty Seven Times Got Shut Sixteen Times in the body and eleven body armor the body armor luckily operated a lot better than it should have. Yeah and it. It absorbed eleven rounds but that energies transferred to your body also stops the bullets but I had four. Broken ribs and contusion on my right long were all around ak around. I got shot with a five five. Six Green Tip. Moshe nine mill and AK so there was two AKA xena room. The M four in the pistol Were traced back to an army unit. Excuse me that's right. It's like they got. They recovered their weapons or took them or something. Yeah they had the dudes His Lv his body armor helmets night-vision goggles no ship. His name was stolen. The magazines Zen foreigners pistol was a soldier. An army soldier that was killed western Ramadi. Yeah wow that's fucking gnarly. Won't we'll certainly get into the details of the story but Just in terms of the lightning round? What's your favorite? Adc in terms of of a pistol. Generally speaking we'll carry well. I'm pretty happy. With the way that went operated around and blew the hangups off of it was eight. You're sick I don't want to say that they're trying to know her out. I've been trying to get them to work with me for a while. We'll we'll give them a shout. That's a nine Mil. I'm assuming if we're talking about the same gun right it was and I I guess what do you care? Is that what you carry now? No actually got a Walter really in my background. James Bond over here. That's awesome and that's what you'd prefer to carry day to day. Oh well the Glock nineteen around for a bit. It's a little bit big and bulky I don't like a scary. Yeah I've already been shot in the balls Monson. Only try to spend. So if you're by yourself. What do they call is self injuries? Yeah so self inflicted what What's the best thing to come out of this? Would you say out of that at injury? I would say probably the best thing financially. He's ever happened to me. Tell me about that. Well my retirement a bit a bit there than it would have been by more than half. Yeah my education. Benefits from pendants are awesome. Yeah my daughter. A to B twenty nine coming up here real soon in July. No April. That one's in April. Yeah she's doing all my branding. My website since Oh. She's my graphic designer. That's cool and brand person. Yeah whatever you call it. I don't even know what I'm doing yet. Yeah I mean everybody starts somewhere what What is your morning routine consists of now? Now that you've been out in in. How long have you been out now? Got Out in two thousand ten okay So for seven years almost seven years. I WANNA worry advocate for so calm care coalition probably dealt with upwards of four hundred people some of the worst combat injuries to come out of a Iraq and Afghanistan and I dealt with a whole bunch of different diseases. Ls A lot of neurological diseases. Probably because of the heavy metal stuff were exposed to what So what what does when you get up in the morning nowadays. What does that do you have a more entertainers on? It sounds like you travel a lot. What is Barney truck? I'm afraid to fly. My dog might have to fire down the Tampa this month. It'll be the first time to do you have a morning routine. I really don't have routine Missouri. Just changes yeah. I get up and do what I want to do when I wanted to do Do you live somewhere in particular. Now are you. Just kinda bounced around bounced around. Get ready to buy a fifth wheel and park that in different places across the country. I dig it. I want to one of my closest friends does kinda similar thing but Us actually on this show not too long ago. But we're going to say on low hold on Tangent. Bring me back yet. What I would like to talk about kind of where you're from in terms of what your childhood experience was like and where where it all started in. What kind of contributed to you joining the military but would ultimately first and foremost where are you originally from Hausa born in point pleasant New Jersey Okay and grew up New Jersey Pennsylvania. Virginia Beach joined the Navy from Virginia. Beach my father was in the military By the time I was twelve years old. He was medically retired schizophrenia. Really out of the Navy so he was a he trained me to be in the seal team's Chilton's were pretty easy for me what What did he do in the navy? he was a fifty three mechanic. Okay and so being born in New Jersey in men bounce around bump swimming. You bounced around in that first twelve years because of his career. Not a whole lot. We he was stationed in Lakers. And then we'll grow from Pennsylvania. Yeah Okay and then at the age of twelve. The second divorce happened and I moved Virginia Beach With Him. He was medically retired from the navy and lived the rest of his life until he passed away. Last year in inpatient facility were insisted living oh facility so how big of an impact me. Now I can only imagine a big impact but What kind of an impact that have on you growing up it? It made me have to figure things out for myself. Yeah he was a terror. I mean he's ties the polls and beat US really like From day one minute from an early age or Wizar- attire laid. I'd I'd talk about it in my book the first time my earliest childhood memory is jumping on his back because he broke my mother's arm over his knee. How old were you at that point? Five so incredibly abusive Father When you were in New Jersey in Canada going through all this what to what was the family dynamic like otherwise me was was there any normalcy to it or was it We thought it was. I mean looking back on now. Who is an oil can you? Can you tell it? Tell me like what most days were. Like in that Child Environment. Did you have siblings? I did Got from the original one brothers about a year and a half younger than me and I have From the second marriage I have a brother and sister one of which was in the seal team's Oh really yeah Sean Day. That's awesome so he was in the teens for about twelve years. Yeah If you could go on back to just kind of family dynamic if you will look like. It was very chaotic but structured He would go off line. Just beat on us for like silly stupid reasons. We assume that was all normal. What what what Kinda reason. What would set them off there? There was a week where he told us. I know you're going to mess up. So he actually woke up and beat us every day before he went to work. We DIDN'T DO ANYTHING. He's schizophrenic. You have a whole bunch of poverty. You just never know which ones their wagon. So you and your brother. There's there's a movie I can't remember what it's called but It's got Elijah Wood. Obviously a few others but it's kind of a similar thing. They've got this alcoholic abusive. Father Beats The shutout and they do a bunch of stuff to to kind of counteract it and get away from it. He's the older brother and and he watches the younger brother and he gets involved. Were there were there elements of that? Were you'd try to protect your younger brother. Was you just beat the shit out of both here? I did try to protect them. I felt like I was his favorite so I didn't get as bad. I don't know that was the case but it was. It was just pretty much constant but we had dinner every night at six o'clock was the one normally thing we had Sunday breakfast. Yeah every Sunday. What sometimes there were containers glasses and shit flying around but there was practiced. What So your your mom. What was was her role and all that I mean we're just trying to survive or would like what was she doing during these these periods. Oh my mother was real young and she had started dating a black a black guy when we were going through the court system I think the bias was pretty strong and she losses because she was Dayton abiding really like that. They're still married. That played a role in got two brothers from that. Yeah so I guess what? Walk me through from when you can remember until twelve when When you ended up having to be around him what was that like. Our my stepmother was pretty abusive to really. Yeah so the. That's that's Kinda word happen. He he went high and right got put in the hospital. She started having a whole bunch of people. Coming hanging out the house She was abusive but I stopped at one day dumped on her button. Basically I know we were living in Maine but that time we were with my with my father completely alienated from her mother. We weren't allowed to talk to her All the cards Christmas cards birthday cards and stuff. Then I later saw returned with the checks cashed. So my father is taking the checks. My mother sent into US cash letting US know shit but we never talked to her in the divorce so we pretty much did like we didn't. We felt abandoned by our guest. Yeah what What was the situation once? So you said it was twelve when your dad ended up. Yes Oh my mother my stepmother what the slap me and I called her hand swept her legs out from underneath there and dumped on but it was just natural..
"mike" Discussed on Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson
"Healthy so and things? In a supplement businesses not always super healthy is now always that good for you. Usual ship right right. This is the GOES TO TAXES PILLS OUT. There might tighten. It as easy as he loved that. Put that together right so so we talked about. Are we making money? So let's let's start another company and let's make the absolute best products that we can make that actually healthy for people right Good stuff let's source the highest quality ingredients right and let's not really. Let's make it affordable. We're not really triggered on making money on this. I mean we don't WANNA lose money but we're not trying to get rich off it. This is just because we can give it to the poor people there. 'cause WE CARE so so we did that and start doing so. Well I sold my other company. We all just went all lane and now is growing leaps and bounds. We toil over the world on this worldwide and we marketed by educating people. On what kind of products do you ingredients? And when you don't know you don't know but once somebody brings us to your information your attention. Okay I need this. You know what I mean so and not just that things that are really good for you usually tastes like shit absolutely and that's okay. I'm all right with that but that to my apple cider vinegar twin head because you know how good it is. We burn my guest bumper example. We found a way to take apple cider vinegar dehydrate while maintaining its integrity and delivered a capsule. So you don't have to have it. Be On your teeth and erode the enamel on your teeth. I don't care not for the fact is I. Care about your teeth Everyone loves when you smile when you crack jokes and laughs. That's that's one of the best. Watch the PODCAST waiting solution. But we're serious about making the world healthier in every which way and that's what we've been focused on. We deliver products help with that but we also provide the motivation and the programs both workout wise nutrition wise and business and some kind of food Friday. Yeah we'll talk about that. We'll talk about that because we actually have ideas for that beyond meat and all that stuff on this deal maybe got listen. My you have no idea. The portfolio as vast is nothing. That we can't do yeah. I think those two together some kind of way and we should do some fucking health food that keeps you call keeps you vibrant all that off you watch the game changers movie. I know you did because you were you. Were referring to some of the stuff about it when you eat healthy and when you run your body and fuel your body right your Dick is hard that you wake up you wake up hard and you go to bed and you. You operate at a higher level as heart. Good as a Mike. They hooked me up. I went down and I was on. Their podcast is awesome They're down nearby. You man so you should go in there. Yeah you should go in and check it out and then once I'm home I'm home. We don't leave the house not mad at that time. I did it all right. I guess I'm in a place where I really I thoroughly. I'm very like even when I'm speaking about health nutrition I might look guys are GonNa get hit by a car tomorrow. It'd be done so it's not you know you live life but I I appreciate what I have right now. We'll have tomorrow. Don't have yesterday on right now. Because you feel enslaved by motion be the MA. But I'm all right with it right now when I grew out of it. If that's something if that's an evolution nets to come. I'm I'm here. I'm waiting for Lou. Nfl You know all of those things though as we perceive them in many ways are just as real as the earth revolving around the Sun the stars the Galaxy. The universe because sure these things don't happen anywhere else nowhere else in the universe stat. We discovered that we've discovered that we can see do these dramas play out. You know. This is all spirit. We're all the same if you believe in the Big Bang we are literally particles of Stardust. That made its way into a human form that are now expressing the fucking all the energy of the Big Bang through human consciousness. We may add another minerals in the planet oil diamond platinum exactly copper and that's why another planet that made things shit too so there's all there's an energy there's a gravitational force there is a A network of flow between all of these things the stars the Planets The Sun. All of it. Why would you think that that's separate from US too? I don't know I know I know it's all but it's all Ivan Ivan embrace it Arab like this is all natural. Yeah this is from. The Earth is not something mysterious thing and we go like this claw meinshausen somewhere. Some intelligent person would a brain like mine and yours and yours figured out how to manipulate. These elements like alchemists to where we can transport our voices across the world. People are looking at these cameras. Thomas Edison Window heavyweight within. How what do you think about people? There's some.
"mike" Discussed on Mike Drop
"I didn't develop the target. Packet the A unit devote Toria packets Bush operations nations commanded and we had all of the options my option for me specifically was the Bilad option which is bilateral operations meaning using a Libyan face to to kill or capture. The bad guys responsible where they're facilitating it. We had a unilateral option. We even had a kinetic options. We had all the options to bear and we dropped in front of the chief of mission. Who is the ambassador at the time? It was a Shar Jay Alexander Pope. I'll call that fucker out anytime of the day. We'll see from so I don't even know he was after Stevens was killed. who was loved in that country? They appointed him as the temporary charge. A which was a short period of time but he was there as the shark J and basically said Hey. The political climate won't allow us to do anything about this and we're like Remember specifically a very very good due to from the organization from Special Mission Unit Standing up and saying saying so you're telling me you're fucking ambassador was just killed. Four Americans were just lost. We have the path to kill or capture. Them you're are not willing to fucking do it. Then he was irate like he should have been When that happened it was a constant struggle and then the last straw for me was partly? I was getting recruited for the agency. At that time I had finished my college degree so I had a opportunity to do something else also on active duty. I didn't want to be sergeant major because I want to fucking staff typically. That's a route for us. And I'll tell you at the higher echelons Special Forces Command specifically sergeant majors. I don't know the fuck happened to him. They lost their ball. Sack along the way But they get shit on my officers officers mental have any command and control opportunities within the organizations that they run and I was like I don't want to be a SAR. Major became SAR major later in nineteenth group under different circumstances but Algeria the Marlboro man was a an emphasis impotent infamous famously can I say alowed known as because he was a head of a terrorist organization that was bothering for cigarettes in the the transfer Hell area which was the area that we're operating in he took an oil refiner hostage Geria- and this is what I'm saying unclassified because it's open source my guys and a Joint Task Force were prepared to do conductor costs rescue because we had Texans they're Americans that were there we loaded out or fucking toyotas or landcruisers. We're prepared my guys. Were dressed like we were ready to conduct an operation. They went loss to do it. A joint taskforce shut us down. So what the fuck with these guys. They got killed. No Shit. The Texans got killed. It made like fucking thirty second plug on sixty minutes and in a couple of news stories. Picked it up. That's you know what the company there with I. Don't it was a significant oil company and east southeast Algeria on the border of Libya. I mean we were thirty kilometers away. We had planned multiple courses of action to do it so she was poked. Shut that now. No it was is actually a Special Operations Command Africa and this is. What is your enemy at the time is I'm a team sergeant? My job is operating as the representative for the crisis response in the continent of Africa as a team. Lead for the commander's in extremis force the dude that I was working for walls Fargo employee. Didn't even know what the fuck was. He didn't even know what crisis contingency was. I picked up the phone and I call it soccer AFS Special Operations Command Africa. Thought it was sock. DOC is fuck. Yeah Yeah it is. So I'll pick a pick up the phone and call and their staff duty answers I said. Hey what the fuck. Let me talk to somebody money from J. Three and he's like who is this. It's the team lead for fucking Libya. Let me talk. Somebody J. Three. Oh sergeant there's nobody from J. Three here it's ten o'clock at tonight and there's a fucking hostage like I just I just heard it through the BBC. What the fuck you talking about? Oh nobody's here in at night. What this is an active combatant command special operations and there's no fucking body monitoring now supposedly? It's changed since then. But what are you talking the ball like let me talk to somebody in S. two J three J two. There's nobody but a fucking dude playing playstation on staff duty. So I went to the command. Went to Jason. We gotta fucking spend something so we started planning. We started working on the crisis. Contingency like good special operations guys and long story short. You're nothing happened. We we decided not to do anything about it. Algeria launched a botched hostage rescue killed a whole bunch of hostages including Americans. When I came back I basically told much commanded? Go fuck themselves. I reported this lieutenant colonel. Because he was getting drunk while my guys route operating in training in the middle of the night nothing was done about it The political climate would allow for pieces of shit be taken off the battlefield. who were who were shit bags and compromising my security mom insecurity? I didn't even have the I came back and got put in for Meritorious Service Medal which is just kind of standard standard operating procedure for e eight who spent his whole life in the military they got downgraded my word to fucking Arkham arm accommodation. I got an army accommodation. Wants for getting a three hundred on a PT test. A physical trainer. I put one of my eighteen. Delta's who is a staff sergeant who was deployed with me and for an award for going to Benghazi for an operation and he got an arm in arm accommodation award. So you know I love the regiment but fuck that chain command. Fuck that company commander. Who is one of the biggest piece of Shits R. Word with And and I don't say that lightly because I want to support ground fighters ain't ground force. Commanders who are doing their fucking job but all the way up the chain. I could read it. Fuck and a ten series netflix special on fucking documentary entry on how fucked up. The process was so I decided to get out and work for the agency instead and then realized there fucked up. There just realized I stopped Jason Rainbow at some point in what was the time period from when the you guys were made aware earlier. That hostage situation on the with the oil workers like when when you found out about it versus when they were killed and it was denied. Was that a few days several days of them. Yeah a few agonizing days. It's the first. It's the first time in my military career That I A had a breakdown in military composure. Where I went in on this lieutenant colonel in the skiff which is just a special compartmentalize secret kind of room and flipped a table and fucking went off on them and relentless playstation? Yeah yeah remember I mean the do is probably drunk when Roseana. That's why he didn't kick me off the continent but Did you fuck them up. I didn't I made threats and I said listen man. I don't know what the fuck you're doing here. I don't know what we're doing here. But we need to pull your head out of your ass and I was trying to be tactful and then I just fucking lost it and one of the team leads a good dude by the name of Craig. It goes my team leader on my detachment I was operations in the other. Teams are kind of put his hand on my shoulder and said calm down like it's okay and I walked out my guys were downstairs watching. TV and they looked at me. Like just beat Mommy and from there I let Craig takeover and I ripped out out three weeks later two weeks later after hitting the Granite Carson. I was out in the military. I drop paperwork. They said. Are you drop paper and I was like. I'm fucking out. Fuck you guys I dropped opted. People didn't even know that I was dropped work. And before you knew it before my company even came back from Germany where we pre staged hours oriented Ari. How did that impact the unit that you stood up? Then I mean was that a kind of a backfill struggle for them or did they. Were they able to kind of recuperate with so I was already so so on a typical master sergeant. NSF is restricted. Thomas team time. They had a meeting. I only have two years of a maximum awesome of two years. A special forces team sergeant time so you were there already planning on your departure and I had already done two years. I was over two years so if I mean do they told me you. You could be a team sergeant for the rest of your career out. Never let that team. Yeah so my time was already up. They had already planned to have a backfill to put in the position for team. Sergeant And you know just like we all big were were entitled to significant it were fucking cog in the wheel man. We're we're a spoke on the fucking fucking will pawn on the Chess Board for sure. Yeah that's it. Maybe the felt underneath on all right so relatively sadly abruptly You find yourself a fucking jackass civilian. Yeah so you know being in that position that you know for your entire adult life you've never really found yourself in talk about the experience of of how fish out of water you felt or not in that. That was like finding yourself Ben Affleck now yeah I people forget you know one thing in association with PTSD is as a career and special operation. All traumatic I mean everything. You do in special operations from training the downtime which there is none to the experiences you face at war that entire experiences a like a dog at war so when you come home from that and you're expected to be a house pet it really doesn't work out that way and so I got out and transition straight into the National Guard which is the reserve component of special forces in nineteenth and Twentieth Special Forces Group. And that was cool because Atta team on active duty I stood up a team on the national guard and but it was one weekend a month. Yeah I mean that wasn't something that was earth-shattering when it came to transitions for me it'd make it easier so I had a tough time. China fucking was falling apart and relationships. I burn a relationships Isolate myself they can. That was a proper answer I'm I'm not even a drinker and I was drinking just trying to drown away just shit. I didn't want to think about it so it was painful. Luckily I got a job with the the agency which which helped a lot because it it. I remember the time where I got vetted with the agency and they said hey you're going to now deploy our super prompt Mike. Thank God get back on the road and there wasn't a big wall. We're talking about six to eight months of lull but in that six months with terminal leave did it was like being in purgatory. Were you ever married on. Active duty was yeah. I completely fucked up any kids none. Well Kelly's there's that reading is so that being one of the casualties of the of the job and you know in that six to eight month purgatory. Time was there any soul-searching two trips. Were there any elements. Were you know that you kind of had an epiphany slap yourself or was it just getting that job with the agency of now having something something else to focus on that really kind of pulled out of so. I definitely had an epiphany. I mean one of the instances that I I often discussed just hitting rock bottom. I mean brock bottom for me was literally bottom of my kitchen floor You know I had a house in Colorado. I had a wife. Had everything going for me. You know I had everything and pissed it all away and after talking to counselors psychologists and everything else what we often do is similar to what we experienced in war where we think what we have in structure needs to be burned down to the ground for some reason Sabotage sabotage or burn bridges and brings it to the ground is part of our Mo and so at rock bottom. I had to get off my acid acid. Do something I wasn't. I went from working out every day being a leader at the tip of the spear being in Special Operations which clearly define me to not having having your identity. Fuck I was so I went to hot yoga. which is crazy? Mostly to stare at chicks asses chicks asses which was cool in San Antonio Texas. I did that and it was a pretty cool experience. You know ninety minutes of suffering made me Phil home and and it sucks. I'll I was. I was going through a counter. Water a period. You know if you're if you're one hundred and twenty pound female a AH hot. Yoga is not that difficult. But if you're two hundred forty pound dude it's fucking hard that's inflexible as fuck. That's inflex can't even touch.
"mike" Discussed on Mike Drop
"Went through his magazine with the Fuck Calma was that you know Dell no don't know it could had been at a pretty sure. It was thirty nine sub sixty thirty nine route to the gun. A laser beam that we can take a coke. Strong stick through the bulkier. Group went through the magazine on his plate carrier indexed and who is body armor But if it wasn't for this dog Palsson Johnson on this bad guy at that time and even taking that Max muzzle velocity and reducing the foot pounds of energy. He would have been dead if him right in the chest. Rat were. That dude stood He most certainly would eight that round through his body armor and we looked at it because we did the analysis on it as part of my job in technical And it was like day. This killed you man. You're lucky to be alive and I've seen that happen many times Over my military career just the lives that these these dogs have saved is amazing. I'm assuming the dog didn't make the dog did not make. Did you have instances where dogs dogs were shot or injured significantly and they did survive. We have we have dogs that have been blasted with suicide. Best best shrapnel and survive concussions. We've taken dogs personally organization. I've taken dogs to The CASH CLINIC TO BE MEDEVAC. Like a American soldier now where they have survived with shrapnel wounds like even this dog that recently was made famous For the raid. Eight on Al Baghdadi that was electrocuted during the raid That's commonplace in those dogs operating with our organizations. Get the same treatment as an American. Yeah I I love no on that. I know people love to hear the heck. Did you know the dog that was on that one I didn't he was yeah. I had been long removed from the organization Prior to it happening but I know the caliber handlers and those dogs and there's no doubt about especially I know specifically we the part where they'll get organization because I used to be in that part That they're the best one of the neatest things about him. I think is that you you know a lot of times. You know for people that are really far removed from the military and look at it you know probably a lot less biased and far more objectively than maybe guys like us. What later on people that have been in the machine and seeing the dogs work were or whatever you know tend to show some resistance to using them that? There's there's kind of a double edged short. I think that a lot of people think of and that you know putting these dogs in harm's way and then agreed however You know one of the things that that I really like about their capability ability is Because they're so small fast quiet and efficient they in essence save their own lives by being that way and while yes sometimes they are lost. Like there's I mean it's almost like planes crashing like there are thousands of operations taking place where they're not and they're not her just like like with people you know in that it's not common for them to get killed and Or even severely wounded while yes it does happen when you look the broad scope of how many operations take place where dogs are doing their thing like you know ninety nine point whatever fucking percent of the time. They're not getting hurt. And they're actually not just keeping human safe safe because there is fast and you know Fuckin- greased lightning as they are in a in a lot of areas. They're actually keeping themselves safe because because of it which which is nice anything else. Canine lies you can share. Yeah I think it's a good point that you brought up and it ties. The canines is. There's a misunderstanding that special operators in special operations is somehow the most dangerous job. And it's it's likely not statistically because of the caliber of the assessed and trained that operate at the tip of the spear so if we put the best operators on the planet out there with the best assets and support mechanisms They're more likely going to be successful and less likely to be killed or injured and I think that goes hand in hand with The dog programs the animals that were put out there on the battle. Yeah animals humans are humans to is there a best buy store you could share. Oh Man. I'LL SHOUF SUV so that probably I don't even know like shared allowed to be shared. But I've seen some of these dogs man. I guess without disclosing maybe necessarily tactics just like what. The circumstance was in terms like where he was bid. Or you know yet. I've so a lot of the call outs that we do. You know the ads you call call somebody out. It's odd even say that out loud because ah it started. In the pioneering days or cowboys and Indians was like come out your hands up kind of thing but we started doing that because al-Qaeda smart you're gonNA they're gonNA they're gonna be bid ED or or pressure plate or pecan choose your sabotage booby-traps. They're going to do that and to have a dog that he sets nimble that you could throw through a window is a game changer. And you know we would. We would rig up all kinds of equipment to our dog's throat then through windows and have them hunt. You know they're they're they're site predators hunt and here and find anything that that's hiding one operation. We had a dog and this this was in my days. The commander's in EXTREMIS forces a pretty elite force in special forces We get we get great dogs great assets with through a dog through a a window and it was going through this house and we didn't realize it but it was connected to another house and it was a mace and this maze of structures. And and everything else. We couldn't get the dog. We couldn't find the dog. We didn't know what the Hell's going on so we're looking at the handler and the hanters looking at us and then the ground force commanders manners like. I don't know what they ought to do. We have to go in here and and find out where this dog and you walk into a room. And he's laying on a couch watching watching analogize ear so we start software in this house and come to find out. He found a trap door inside this house. Where as part or like the the shitter structure which is a room with a hole in the wall or hole in the ground and there was like a false trap door? He went to this trap door and was eating this dudes leg and this dude was in part of the tunnel where he couldn't sit up to even fight the no Christ so he was laying down hiding in this small hole while the this dog particular was a Mao was inside of the hole with him chewing on his leg and we didn't know how long this has been going off uh-huh in there it was like I even conscious the guy was in and out of consciousness And it was basically from his ankle to his knee and was just destroy. I mean me. Basically no through his entire leg. KFC Leg fucking Casey Wag. What's crazy is what's what's really crazy is when we discover this pull them out now and we drove out? The dude had a belt of grenades and ammo but he couldn't get because the way he had pushed himself the whole he physically couldn't move his hand from word above his head down to his grenade czar. And if we didn't identify he didn't identify the bad guy hiding in the whole we certainly would Iran into them and and certainly more than likely would have been set up an ambush. I mean he was just he was part of the AAC. You sell that we were looking for and they were just waiting to do some damage at his fucking gnarly. There's a similar her story the law enforcement group that Almost two T- it was ductwork robbery. Scenario where the guy climbed up into it was probably you know twelve or fourteen inch you know had to Superman fucking pose wiggle through this shit and dog came and got him in his near the top of his hamstring string from the bottom of his ass to his knee was just. There's nothing there it was just fucking his his femur base and he was completely unconscious uh-huh but Yeah it shits those fucking dogs when they get into that fucking blind blinded by. Oh yeah genetic fucking forward aggression it's It's something to see. I love him. I love All right so when a won't you left there. How much can you talk about the US? Ask Group that you stood up after that so I yeah I can talk about it. We we stood up new contingency to respond to things that were going on in Africa as As we stood this district as a year we had a year and when we showed up pan. This is like the movies. I mean. This is something that I live for where we showed up. And they're like okay. You have the opportunity to pick select your team. You come up with the training that you WANNA do whatever it takes to get these guys reading. We had the full support of the colonel at the time was general. Now Colonel Dietrich Vlad respect for and he said Mike just do what you gotTa do to make this happen. We had a good company. Commander Concerned Major. I was a sniper reconnaissance team sergeant so I had a team of snipers one of the difficult challenges that I have is. An special operations happens to be on a sniper reconnaissance team. You have to be sniper qualified you have to be sephardic qualify. which is our seek? You Be Advanced Haass's rescue school and you have to be free fall so sending my guys some who were cherries who were good. Dudes wasn't going to let them go but they had to go to school. I had to go to school for a year. I mean they were in all the schools back to back and then once we got him a simulated we had to do the vetting and validation Shen by a special operations command to ensure that we can meet the mission set and this involves a lot of inter agency operations in coordination And also at the tail end of it we identified who is going to deploy I and it was me. There's me as a team leader and it was two of my guys we're GONNA deploy as a first members of this organization to Libya and this is probably this is we vetted or validated September. First First of two thousand twelve before Benghazi right before ten days before Benghazi now and a lot of people. It's interesting about this and I'm glad I'm on your podcast because AH relationships with some of the men that were killed that night on September eleventh. But what's important to note is prior to even September eleventh happened. There's a lot of controversy about did we know the circumstances and situation everything else and the answer is unequivocally knew everything about that circumstance. I knew going to deploy so I was having my eighteen Fox whose an intelligence guy on my team brief us all the significant activity that was taking place in Libya every single week so he was tracking Sig ax in Benghazi and Tripoli in between and was telling us a lot about shit was happening in fact dictated a lot of my training that I was doing with my team because hey all the UN just got a frag- thrown at their Their vehicle the Italians just got their vehicle blown up. We need to do training on mobility and react to contact so it drove a lot of our training protocol will then Benghazi kicks off at at the time. That Benghazi kicked off. I was in a special Mrs Unit Compound at Fort Bragg North Carolina and I was doing cross talks talks because it was. There's a joint task force or operation and was watching the whole thing unfold on. Isr on the planning. We did a hasty planning as part of that process And then was coordinating with my team in my company back at Fort Carson Colorado to where we are standing up to launch and deploy because our job was to do that to respond and react so no longer story shorter we wind up leaving a few weeks right after Benghazi and deploying with the intent originally of standing up a twelve away which is a counterterrorism program to to go account al-Qaeda which just tells you obviously that we were thinking about things that were happening..
"mike" Discussed on Mike Drop
"Went through his magazine with the Fuck Calma was that you know Dell no don't know it could had been at a pretty sure. It was thirty nine sub sixty thirty nine route to the gun. A laser beam that we can take a coke. Strong stick through the bulkier. Group went through the magazine on his plate carrier indexed and who is body armor But if it wasn't for this dog Palsson Johnson on this bad guy at that time and even taking that Max muzzle velocity and reducing the foot pounds of energy. He would have been dead if him right in the chest. Rat were. That dude stood He most certainly would eight that round through his body armor and we looked at it because we did the analysis on it as part of my job in technical And it was like day. This killed you man. You're lucky to be alive and I've seen that happen many times Over my military career just the lives that these these dogs have saved is amazing. I'm assuming the dog didn't make the dog did not make. Did you have instances where dogs dogs were shot or injured significantly and they did survive. We have we have dogs that have been blasted with suicide. Best best shrapnel and survive concussions. We've taken dogs personally organization. I've taken dogs to The CASH CLINIC TO BE MEDEVAC. Like a American soldier now where they have survived with shrapnel wounds like even this dog that recently was made famous For the raid. Eight on Al Baghdadi that was electrocuted during the raid That's commonplace in those dogs operating with our organizations. Get the same treatment as an American. Yeah I I love no on that. I know people love to hear the heck. Did you know the dog that was on that one I didn't he was yeah. I had been long removed from the organization Prior to it happening but I know the caliber handlers and those dogs and there's no doubt about especially I know specifically we the part where they'll get organization because I used to be in that part That they're the best one of the neatest things about him. I think is that you you know a lot of times. You know for people that are really far removed from the military and look at it you know probably a lot less biased and far more objectively than maybe guys like us. What later on people that have been in the machine and seeing the dogs work were or whatever you know tend to show some resistance to using them that? There's there's kind of a double edged short. I think that a lot of people think of and that you know putting these dogs in harm's way and then agreed however You know one of the things that that I really like about their capability ability is Because they're so small fast quiet and efficient they in essence save their own lives by being that way and while yes sometimes they are lost. Like there's I mean it's almost like planes crashing like there are thousands of operations taking place where they're not and they're not her just like like with people you know in that it's not common for them to get killed and Or even severely wounded while yes it does happen when you look the broad scope of how many operations take place where dogs are doing their thing like you know ninety nine point whatever fucking percent of the time. They're not getting hurt. And they're actually not just keeping human safe safe because there is fast and you know Fuckin- greased lightning as they are in a in a lot of areas. They're actually keeping themselves safe because because of it which which is nice anything else. Canine lies you can share. Yeah I think it's a good point that you brought up and it ties. The canines is. There's a misunderstanding that special operators in special operations is somehow the most dangerous job. And it's it's likely not statistically because of the caliber of the assessed and trained that operate at the tip of the spear so if we put the best operators on the planet out there with the best assets and support mechanisms They're more likely going to be successful and less likely to be killed or injured and I think that goes hand in hand with The dog programs the animals that were put out there on the battle. Yeah animals humans are humans to is there a best buy store you could share. Oh Man. I'LL SHOUF SUV so that probably I don't even know like shared allowed to be shared. But I've seen some of these dogs man. I guess without disclosing maybe necessarily tactics just like what. The circumstance was in terms like where he was bid. Or you know yet. I've so a lot of the call outs that we do. You know the ads you call call somebody out. It's odd even say that out loud because ah it started. In the pioneering days or cowboys and Indians was like come out your hands up kind of thing but we started doing that because al-Qaeda smart you're gonNA they're gonNA they're gonna be bid ED or or pressure plate or pecan choose your sabotage booby-traps. They're going to do that and to have a dog that he sets nimble that you could throw through a window is a game changer. And you know we would. We would rig up all kinds of equipment to our dog's throat then through windows and have them hunt. You know they're they're they're site predators hunt and here and find anything that that's hiding one operation. We had a dog and this this was in my days. The commander's in EXTREMIS forces a pretty elite force in special forces We get we get great dogs great assets with through a dog through a a window and it was going through this house and we didn't realize it but it was connected to another house and it was a mace and this maze of structures. And and everything else. We couldn't get the dog. We couldn't find the dog. We didn't know what the Hell's going on so we're looking at the handler and the hanters looking at us and then the ground force commanders manners like. I don't know what they ought to do. We have to go in here and and find out where this dog and you walk into a room. And he's laying on a couch watching watching analogize ear so we start software in this house and come to find out. He found a trap door inside this house. Where as part or like the the shitter structure which is a room with a hole in the wall or hole in the ground and there was like a false trap door? He went to this trap door and was eating this dudes leg and this dude was in part of the tunnel where he couldn't sit up to even fight the no Christ so he was laying down hiding in this small hole while the this dog particular was a Mao was inside of the hole with him chewing on his leg and we didn't know how long this has been going off uh-huh in there it was like I even conscious the guy was in and out of consciousness And it was basically from his ankle to his knee and was just destroy. I mean me. Basically no through his entire leg. KFC Leg fucking Casey Wag. What's crazy is what's what's really crazy is when we discover this pull them out now and we drove out? The dude had a belt of grenades and ammo but he couldn't get because the way he had pushed himself the whole he physically couldn't move his hand from word above his head down to his grenade czar. And if we didn't identify he didn't identify the bad guy hiding in the whole we certainly would Iran into them and and certainly more than likely would have been set up an ambush. I mean he was just he was part of the AAC. You sell that we were looking for and they were just waiting to do some damage at his fucking gnarly. There's a similar her story the law enforcement group that Almost two T- it was ductwork robbery. Scenario where the guy climbed up into it was probably you know twelve or fourteen inch you know had to Superman fucking pose wiggle through this shit and dog came and got him in his near the top of his hamstring string from the bottom of his ass to his knee was just. There's nothing there it was just fucking his his femur base and he was completely unconscious uh-huh but Yeah it shits those fucking dogs when they get into that fucking blind blinded by. Oh yeah genetic fucking forward aggression it's It's something to see. I love him. I love All right so when a won't you left there. How much can you talk about the US? Ask Group that you stood up after that so I yeah I can talk about it. We we stood up new contingency to respond to things that were going on in Africa as As we stood this district as a year we had a year and when we showed up pan. This is like the movies. I mean. This is something that I live for where we showed up. And they're like okay. You have the opportunity to pick select your team. You come up with the training that you WANNA do whatever it takes to get these guys reading. We had the full support of the colonel at the time was general. Now Colonel Dietrich Vlad respect for and he said Mike just do what you gotTa do to make this happen. We had a good company. Commander Concerned Major. I was a sniper reconnaissance team sergeant so I had a team of snipers one of the difficult challenges that I have is. An special operations happens to be on a sniper reconnaissance team. You have to be sniper qualified you have to be sephardic qualify. which is our seek? You Be Advanced Haass's rescue school and you have to be free fall so sending my guys some who were cherries who were good. Dudes wasn't going to let them go but they had to go to school. I had to go to school for a year. I mean they were in all the schools back to back and then once we got him a simulated we had to do the vetting and validation Shen by a special operations command to ensure that we can meet the mission set and this involves a lot of inter agency operations in coordination And also at the tail end of it we identified who is going to deploy I and it was me. There's me as a team leader and it was two of my guys we're GONNA deploy as a first members of this organization to Libya and this is probably this is we vetted or validated September. First First of two thousand twelve before Benghazi right before ten days before Benghazi now and a lot of people. It's interesting about this and I'm glad I'm on your podcast because AH relationships with some of the men that were killed that night on September eleventh. But what's important to note is prior to even September eleventh happened. There's a lot of controversy about did we know the circumstances and situation everything else and the answer is unequivocally knew everything about that circumstance. I knew going to deploy so I was having my eighteen Fox whose an intelligence guy on my team brief us all the significant activity that was taking place in Libya every single week so he was tracking Sig ax in Benghazi and Tripoli in between and was telling us a lot about shit was happening in fact dictated a lot of my training that I was doing with my team because hey all the UN just got a frag- thrown at their Their vehicle the Italians just got their vehicle blown up. We need to do training on mobility and react to contact so it drove a lot of our training protocol will then Benghazi kicks off at at the time. That Benghazi kicked off. I was in a special Mrs Unit Compound at Fort Bragg North Carolina and I was doing cross talks talks because it was. There's a joint task force or operation and was watching the whole thing unfold on. Isr on the planning. We did a hasty planning as part of that process And then was coordinating with my team in my company back at Fort Carson Colorado to where we are standing up to launch and deploy because our job was to do.
"mike" Discussed on Mike Drop
"How much did you skim off the top just ten percent? I looked at it when like ten percents a safe number. It's like the tide right going to church income going back and forth and everything and we lost our remember. Remember the the the week that Infield we had Chinook hit with seven killed three guys on the ground we lost three chinooks that time period heard including the one from the navy the image forty seven. I we lost one of our ops image forty seven so it was just a hectic year when that kicked off I was on Radio Guard at the talk and our firebase you know we had fifteen fifteen to twenty Americans with about one hundred Afghans in the middle of nowhere and they started letting us know that things going down. We prepped our equipment preparing to roll out. They the initial cure F- they basically gathered everybody at Camp Vance and said we're going so a lot of guys just went on and then we we responded by assisting those guys I remember hearing the initial movement one movement was going to recover them eight image forty seven another unit a unit or element was is going to recover Marcus Latrell and it just felt I felt helpless being in the situation I was. I know I knew we had a task and purpose which was sitting on Nhl Z.. Standing by to assist them because they need if they needed reinforcements but I hated here in The struggle that was going on in that being a part of it. Because because you know if if you've never heard the story even with the body recovery's when they end filled they ran out of food. They ran out of water They were doing CDs. Bundle drops that terrain was brutal. I mean I was in the middle of the Hindu Kush at ten thousand feet and we couldn't move anywhere without elevating. It's not like we were getting any low-ground there so it was a sombre filling and when the bird went down we knew it went went down and then we knew when we had two teams that that went in with the Rangers to rescue the trail of both of them noted in his book. I think one of me call like a a black. An African American medic range medic was actually one of my buddies that was on the scuba team He also noted one of the commanders that was head of the Rangers he was actually a green beret in chart. His name's this can't he was in charge of the groundforce ground force commander of the of the organization that went into physically extract. But yeah it was. It was saw bringing the state of waste. I in the at least as far as I am aware the when that Hilo went down like it Kinda hit hit a cliff in fuck doc enrolled rights. I mean is it was in an area that was almost fucking impossible to get to write it was it was you know is going to set it guys were on ropes when he got hit with. RPG They know that because some of the guys that came off the rope were intact. They weren't devastated like by the crash. Notion Russian. Yeah Yeah so there are some guys that were intact so they basically fell out of the bird and then when it got hit on this is just what I was told Mrs Partly Hearsay. You're say I've seen the pictures and the videos and everything else. But then he attempted to get out gain allegation and set it down on a ridge. Line clipped the top of the rich line and then it it crashed in the side of the mountain and then rolled all the way down so there were guys suspended from the yellow. When I got yeah so did they the fall off the rope? Yeah that's what they that's what they make because they had ropes out and Some of the guys off the rope as it was hit with an RPG a PG alot heartbeat she goes I. I did not know that some wild shit so like after that the following in how many months were you in country after that after that happened man four months so in that four more that four month period was there a retribution tribulation time period has like all right mother fuckers coming off there absolutely was we. We were involved in a big operation and coat. You Valley Alley. which is the you know as a terrorist safe haven? We push the valley We we had marines providing tillery support calling for fire. We had Apaches Winchester on the on the lines. We that's when we had the image forty seven that crashed in Burnley crash and we have drop a j dam on it but but in addition to that we recovered some propaganda from the bad guys. Perspective of the videos that were taking from. The bag is respective of the assault on on on the literal team. So we were able to extract some of that during us. SC was there anything that surprised you or that you know that you didn't think cap'n or didn't know that happened. That from their vantage point either disproved after action or just shed more light. That's not more commonly known. Yeah there's a whole bunch of stuff like a Marcus got debrief before we even left country. We had destroyed. All we had his debrief. And and the debrief of the it was JPR A the guys who do joint personnel recovery sent out a blast. Everybody and there's a whole bunch of things that happen. You know some of it which isn't communicated which isn't talked about but you know if I thought about something that stood out the most our company was tasked with doing that operation? We had a halo team that was in Asadabad was six four which is three six four which are halo teammate? In Our company apart Third Group Company and I was on three six six mountain team. The the sergeant or the Tim Sergeant of that detachment turned down that up and it was. What twelve guys and said? Hey we're not GONNA WE'RE NOT GONNA do this op. It's there's too many people in there and You know obviously the as the story goes you know. Ask deviant team. Ten went in there with four guys. And you you know. I don't ever WANNA be in a position to criticize guys. That aren't here. It was a bad situation to begin with because you had a whole bunch of guys and reconnaissance percents grew up in rocky. That's really what I did. My entire career Special Reconnaissance and I just get sick thinking about those men you know. Mike Murphy Dietz and all those guys fighting for their lives in that circumstance getting overwhelmed and I think a whole bunch of mistakes were made on all ends that need needs to be talked about in the right context. which probably isn't even this conversation to help? Military decision makers and tactical guys on the ground to nat. Make those mistakes in the future and I think a lot of that came out especially when it came to providing support for even the guys on the ground I mean you how do you provide support for one hundred and fifty militants that are attacking four guys. There needs to be something on you know on paper and then in the air and there were a lot of those mechanisms in place. Do you think the Department of Defense has done an adequate job of reducing that to a lessons lessons learned and distributing it so that Those mistakes aren't made now that at all good news yeah. There's not a lot of cross talk. I mean I teach my guys as much as I no and I've done that since that incident happened. But there's you know it's it's so bizarre to me because silting ten was right next door to us. There was no cross communication between Camp Vance and seal team ten retina on the road And what we're doing an operating on. I didn't experience that until until later in war when we started doing joint operations. But it's like even the cure F- was a hodgepodge of people that they could gather. They're like hey you're in the army. I mean you want to go on his cure it should have been designated so yeah. There's a whole bunch of lessons learned. Marcus outlined a lot of those in the book and the conversations says that he had thus but we need to always do a better job at at talking about even the worse circumstances to better our chances and surival. Yeah Amen on that in terms of the the retribution. Ops Is Ernie Minneapolis that you can share that gave you guys a sense of retaliation that like legitimately tangible like this. What we did and this is what we accomplished? Yeah our whole entire company you know. We had a whole company of six attachments on the border. Every single one of those was teams in their area of operation went out and were smacking bad guys including US coach Valley so from the army's perspective specifically Third Special Forces Mrs Group We did a lot of killing to make up the best we could to to get some vengeance and some justice for those men that were killed. Yeah did you guys his lose anybody on that Nine month we did. He was in my company. We did lose a guy He was killed in. ID We had a whole bunch you do shot and injured but as far as my company and six detachments a we favor pretty well that rotation. Yeah we're at that time where you guys are out a huge fucking problem. Though they weren't. Yeah yeah that's a big reason why we didn't. I rolled up and down our valley which was considered Sonar Valley up and down the Kohner River one in Messer one main supply route up and down north south south that ran along the river and we never got. Id and the reason we didn't is because the wasn't implemented in that AO AO. During that time period we got lucky. I was running. I was driving around in an open cut in fabricated landrover defender one ten that was cut in fabricated for operating drink as we couldn't have a hummer that was appointed a up armored Humvee because we couldn't cross bridges to be too damn heavy. Do you wish you had a Toyota Land Rover an environment. I wish I had anything Toyota now. Lexus or bad heilige survey. Go fucking sell them. Here drives some of our sister teams. Were on High Lexus Because of the mountains you're surrounded by we couldn't get guns up up and so we just cut off the roof over defender one tents and you know. Land Rovers are great but they're just pieces of shifts and so we had costly work on them but yeah man if we if we could have had landcruisers there would have been a game changer so landrover in in that are the best pieces of shit out there though. You're saying that's the best best. We had best shit. We had all right so you come back off of that deployment and then you did. Was it three more so I did. So I came off that deployment immediately to Iraq Iraq in Oh six which Iraq seven went to Iraq and no wait went to Iraq and nine back to Afghanistan and ten and then Libya in eleven twelve. Jesus Jesus Christ so so. You barely did anything then. Barely barely if you could What is the simplest way to contrast Afghantistan Afghanistan to Iraq from Special Operation Standpoint in how we operate I would say you know? Iraq's urban cluster. Fuck it's it's just a big urban sprawl that has sparse rural environments. Where you can get lucky in a safe house and kill a whole bunch of bad.
"mike" Discussed on Mike Drop
"I mean my incentive for people ask me about the eighteen x Ray Program for example. I tell them when you're coming off the streets. You don't have an understanding in context of what suffering really is and for for the choke yourself civilian assholes Can you describe a eighteen x ray eighteen REC X ray. It was a program in the eighties and then a program in the Modern Jihua the globe. worrintary where we're they're taking in recruiting people off the street based on aptitude expert life experience potentially and they had to meet certain prerequisites. They brought him in. They went through you. A special operations course put them into selection than put them into the pipeline will you would get a myriad of personalities and characters obviously and they wouldn't have a reference for what the Big Army was and so they were just there and they're like this sucks like no. This doesn't suck. Yeah the A big army sucks so what I did take away from. Having four years in the industry is I didn't want to go back to the big because the big army sought even even eighteen x ray who didn't really appreciate what was going on at the time like man. This is a good life special operations or special forces specifically as a good life and I didn't want to go back back to the big army life. So let's talk about a little bit of that. Is that you so you joined at seventeen myself. Similarly what was that first the first four years years of of your career like it was good. It wasn't very good in the beginning. We're going to boot. Camp saw boot camp at Fort Benning Georgia and it's called Osa. Oh set one stop. Unit training immediately went into the army. Actually within the army's eleven x Ray which is a basically the army choose. Who's your MOS or your your specialty based on how a preference it? When I went to basic training at Fort Benning Georgia they just said? Hey you guys is or eleven bravo's you guys are Charlie's and you guys eleven Mike and Hotels and Bravo's were light infantryman and then he scaled up based on vehicles vehicles heavy armor and everything else even mortars and they made me an eleven hotel. Eleven hotel was heavy armor or heavy tank. Anti Armor personnel sells an infantryman. who drove in a Humvee? Yeah I didn't realize this time but I joined the army to be a ranger airborne ranger except when when the ranger instructors came and roll call to collect all the ranger students. They didn't pick me up and I I was confused. I said Hey I I joined. I have an option forty contract which the contractual obligation to Ranger Regiment. And they didn't pick me up and they said there's no eleven hotels in the regiment the regiment so automatically I started having a fit. I'm like man I joined the army to be arranger. I got ripped off. I got the recruiter crude and they did. I mean the recruiter knew that there was a chance of me. Only at twenty five percent chance of me getting picked up in a bravo. Mos I guess fifty percent I think because Eleven Charlie's which is motormen COULDA got picked up as well and so I had a bad taste in my mouth in the get. Go from the get-go I I threw a fit I call my uncle was a SAR major and eighteenth airborne court time. He made some phone calls and they came back and said. Hey listen and we're going to send this kid to the Third Infantry Regiment. which is the old guard? I didn't even know what the hell that was and I wasn't very happy about about it but I said hey whatever it takes for me to be eleven bravo so I was in basic training. Had already completed training in a civilian contractor actually came into a room like this and he had my contract and he took a pin and he crossed out eleven hotel and he wrote Eleven B Eh Eleven Bravo or basic human and then he signed his initial and I was like what the hell was the. You just change my Mo- he's like that's that's your new. MOS and so it. Because he did that for me. There was an obligation for me to go to the regiment. The old guard says it. All Right Roger. I'll do whatever takes as long as I get to regiment so I went to the Oh guard and didn't even know what it was and realized I didn't WanNa be there. They had a scout platoon. Thank goodness and I did did that for a little bit. And then my uncle who was in the patry was also a tomb garden and he said listen. You have to buy your time there. You have to do good. Go be attuned guard and it's not that easy. Being Attuned Garcia went and tried out to be a tomb guard and nine months later. Sure garden tomb of the unknowns. And it would do that until I went to selection no shit. Yeah so I'm assuming that's the I saw on on your Minster Graham fee just a few days ago talking about being awarded like the four hundred seventy eight second pan out of it's only been four hundred and some since like nineteen forty. The three is it. Yeah that's it I'm real curious like Is I've never never known or talk to anybody that's done that. Obviously that's a fucking super elite small group of people let that have that Feather in their cap. What what does the the try out and the training consists of like what does that was it like? So when I went through as a e set you raise your hand and said I want to try out for the chimney known to be a tomb guard. If you've never been to the tomato known. It's an Arlington National Cemetery. It it's it's a large crypt underneath that crypt as the war. One unknown so we're talking about a an American service member who served their country our country specifically Out War and then not only lost her life Lahser entity you're talking about remains that could be identified. We paid homage to that and built a crypt and then in front of that. We have the were to Korea and Vietnam unknowns as well and so that's been guarded by the Old Guard and the army twenty twenty four hours a day since nineteen forty eight mile so what right no matter what. Rain Snow Sleet or heat. It's been guarded than I've been through all of them In ceremonial uniforms during in the summer time the guards changed every thirty minutes. which includes seven-minute garching about thirty seven minutes of being out there? Come down for a couple of minutes. Drink some water reset he said and then go back out there again. What kind of shift does that real quick so so the thirty on yeah typically? It's it's like a fireman schedule your twenty four on twenty for off on off on four days off all year round and then we have three shifts or three release based on height. First second and third word. I'm six one so I was on the shorter relief. Then you have a second. Relief was about sixty two six three and then six four six three and above is first relief. You've and that's that's nonstop so you go through that process where you go through a two week. INITIA- assessment period as this person. Because it's open to anybody in the guard any mos any job male or female. Are there women. There have been women before a few handful of them But they again. The the overall experience is pretty. Tough man the attrition rate is. It's it's harder harder than being in special operations as far as the trial period. So I mean what What does one look for like when they're what's what's going to make them say this guy's got what it takes fuck gough this other guy? You know it's interesting after my tomb guard time as a guard on duty. I was a child. Was the trainer so trained tomb. Guards were year and Wrap 401 SF. So what I look for is composure discipline because initially if you have discipline and I'm telling you to correcting and you're fixing those mistakes that you might have the discipline to to last the seven to nine months it takes you to get your badge because it's an assessment all the way to get your badge edge and then you would get assessed even when you have your badge. I also look for your composition away money. You can't be happy happy. You're with your very small politically correct position. You can't be a fat fuck and you can't be fat a man my waist was so damn small back then and we're just look for you to be squared away and that's doing the walk. That's doing the timing for the walk. That's going through the guard change flawlessly. You know one one of the. I think one of the standards that we live by is is in the signals creed and it's called line six of the sentinels creed and it says my standard will remain perfection. So everything we do. You have to be perfect if you're not perfect and that striving for it but accomplishing it. Then you're not good enough to be there. I am curious I've seen like some. You know Youtube video clips of somebody fucking with the with the tomb guard in personnel occasionally or whatever. Did you ever have that happen or are there any stories you can share of times. Where like I duNNo? Some drunk guy tries to tackle colomer there has to be shit now. Yeah there's been a mean right. After after the Vietnam War our country was completely in chaos when it came to the military and our our place in war in the seventies and eighties. And there's actually an incident that took place in the eighties. Were the tomb. Him Guard on duty was taken hostage. Gunpoint you should It's actually noted because we keep keep an archive of all the guards that walked in the time and and we have that as a source of reference but we also note significant significant activity that took place and there has been a guard. It's been taken hostage. He wanted up like but stroke broken dude and the cops came in Morocco. I've had people come onto the plaza. which is the place in which is guarded protected by chains? You can't come come on there and walk there. But there's thousands of people from different countries that come there every single day. I've had people cross the change completely oblivious to what the Hell is going on I me talking as loud as they talk walking straight up to the tomb which is the actual crypt and trying to touch it which is a no-go and so what. What is your protocol recall when that happens? Usually we go to a ceremonial position. We're at port arms or holding the gun and then we start movement towards towards them to defend the tomb of the tried to maintain composure. And we say something. It's called breaking somebody off. We usually say you know access to to this areas restricted or. It is requested that everyone remains silent standing. If somebody's being loud and we have a a little guard shack. We have a phone and then we have you know people that could cure F- in seconds. That could run up and stop it unsafe act and we also have cameras that are watching watching the tomb twenty four hours a day. Yeah so there's one guy one personnel standing there. Is there somebody manning. The shack also know this shack is for the guard so we have the mat in front. You'd walk twenty one steps face face. Washington DC count twenty one seconds kind of repeat that process until the changing the guard which is kind of the famous version of what people see typically see and then the guard shack..
"mike" Discussed on Mike Drop
"It's fine for me to get rooftop tint because they breeze really well but as soon was it gets starts getting cold. I'm all about installation. So there's a lot of good insulated tents that you in ground camp and even get a car to get off the ground. I'm more about that. That left now. Is there a brand of tenth that you prefer for that Kelty Mount Mountain hardwear really really all those tents or basically the same. They're all made by the same. Dang Chinese company. Now there are some outliers in the in the tent space But but I'm basic man. I one of my favorite are the You know I like to do. We tend to like these tents but one of my favorites are the Cafaro new tents. Setups heater. You get run a a fire inside the tent kind of aluminum based and then in basically a tart but having that fire and that he sources magic so is that more of like a center it is exactly yeah. That's so it's basically like a dome for can wood-burning stove and that's it. Yeah Yeah Yeah fucking check into that. I love rooftop ten. I've got a Maja Lena brand. That's a good. I've tried a few different ones. I had a different one. That was not not very good but this one is served me well similarly like as I get older I I'd like to be a little more comfortable than just land on the fucking ground rat from your hips to your shoulders. And that's it you you know but the the about that like I replaced the stock mattress with a tempur-pedic mattress pad or which is great. As long long as it's not freezing cold otherwise it turns into a fuck and brick bow. Yeah but there's a lot of options it feels like sleeping and irregular fucking bed. which which I like I love that thing and I like being ryan way up off the ground in case something comes fucking creep and crawl an animal or person? What a normal normal day? What is your daily in your morning routine provided your home and not traveling so if I'm home man so I've been in this grind for about four years and I rarely take the circumstance stance? I haven't followed this kind of pattern alive. I get up. If I'm not doing this morning. I got up and did an hour run training for this fifty K.. So involves some type of peak PT. Because that's kind of how we wrote in our military careers get done knocked out of the way so you get like five thirty or now you know what I'm I'm not doing. The JAAKKO thing I like I try to set in at least seven now. A call. You know the solid seven if I get seven hours of sleep which is super important for me now at my age cognitively with TB. I if I don't get sleep by distort degrading I like fascinating in the morning. A like getting a run in the morning like getting seven hours sleep and then I wake up get coffee emmy and then I start. Marketing for fieldcrest arrive. Look at trends. I look at the news. I I just start getting content out there in the world and go into my office and typically revolves around content. Whether that's video on youtube our podcast whatever. It may be revolves around that. I only train on the weekends. Most people Train on the weekends. Because that's your time off so we just did a course here in Dallas Fort Worth which were were prepped. For the course. We're getting our guns and stuff ready. And that's a constant cycle may not tr train train. I don't train personally my gosh train every single weekend in twenty twenty. We'll be training so it varies but it all revolves around surviving want preparedness the news. And what's going on in the world. Yeah in terms of your your guys your team. How how big is the team that conducts training and runs runs seminars etc.? How how big a unity so so with an od Eisai's so it doesn't do so whether it's subcontract Gaza fulltime guys? I got five guys on staff right now and we just make it happen like I got a fulltime media. Guy Got a tactical trainer. WHO's the train director role roll Martinez? And then I just picked up a goddess hired. A Guy Who Kevin Owens. He just a youtube video this morning. But Kevin Owens We're we are snipers together in the commanders in extremis force SIEFF. We grew up. He was a Celtic Celtic into icy. That's a special operations target interdiction core sniper school for us. And then he's Yusop G. Eight or he was he's retired now and we just picked him up so we'll be doing long gun stuff as well. So what does and give or take depending on what we got going on. Yeah that's a solid fun crew. No doubt about them in terms of how you guys provide and we'll get get we'll get further into it but it just kind of a thirty thousand or or elevator pitch if you will the Quick Synopsis Of Field Craft. You know feel silkroad arrival when I started it. We want to cater to people. Who Don't think they need catering to my original mission statement was if I can convince a a liberal? In the middle of San Francisco lives in sky rises condo come out and realize that preparedness plays a key role in everybody's life than they success. What's easy for us to pick up more conservatives but I think it's an equal opportunities in natural disaster manmade disaster doesn't care who you are what color your does matter so we teach we teach train? We provide equipment. We provide resources and content to prepare people for for the worst case scenario. That's essentially what we do. Yeah I mean to me. There's there's a there's no nothing about that. That's not an assessing. I mean to me. It's like medical stuff or host of other things that you know you're always going to need and I think it's great. I love that kind of stuff in terms of your childhood. Where where are you originally usually from? So I was born at Fort Ord California Dow was in the army We balanced all over the place. My first four years of life was in Germany I lived in Daytona beach for a period of time with my dad and then moved to North Carolina for a couple years when my mom but joined the army very young seventeen so I just bounced up down the East Coast now. I mean obviously not having any anything that contrast that to will take my childhood as an example was born and raised in the same fucking town and I lived in the same house from the time I was born until I joined the navy at fucking seventeen slept basically in the same bedroom like basically a polar opposite opposite. Do you think that Growing up that way has shaped A proclivity to join the military and continue that same thing or do you. You think that it's at a minimum prepared you to be able to deal with that better because I know for me like that was a huge fucking culture shock going from that living in that environment. Whereas there's like a leave it to beaver fucking house in a small rural town in fucking midwest going to live out of a fucking sea bag and being all over the world and stuff? It was a shock to the system. Did that seem to prepare you fairly. Well Yeah I think so and I found that commonality you know people who grow up in the military type Home it as a benefit. Set you up for that military life were your your home is where you rest your head but I also think even now it's more of a detriment because I'm sitting anchor and I'm establishing a base of operations at home but I kind of feel a little antsy like I want to move. I want to get some melt going but sometimes in life when you settle. That's not supposed to happen and I don't think it's supposed to happen and so for me to stay in one position in calling. Good kind of weird for me was so the I'm curious. Like childhood friends. Siblings hobbies sports parts was that impacted by bouncing all over the place. Sports that you played. Yeah I played. I played football played baseball. I did a whole bunch of have athletic play basketball but it you know if I if I really think about all the people that were included in my life for periods periods of time it seemed very temporary and I bounced around a lot man in it. It's something that you know. It's almost like the precursor to social media. Now where are we look at things very temporary because we swipe it away right so yeah it did it did inject something into my mindset where I was okay with walking walking away from relationships or walking away from friends or walking away from my situation But now just as Phil Right in women love that by the well they do. They do their favorite. Yeah Delete Block fucking captain commitment issues right the element Elma. The sports and friends in that being temporary was there something other than the fact that your dad was in the military. And what did he do In the military so my dad was a military police officer and then he branched believe artillery and infantry or something like that and yeah thank you know He. He's being around his. Ta Fifty as military equipment in that lifestyle is kind of what was the prelude for set me up for that. Yeah does he work work with you at all grown up like teaching it certain military skills or survival skills or anything like that he plant that bug or was it something you just had an inclination for. I think had ankle nation in more than anything. I mean maybe set me up as put me in front of the TV watching eighteen. All even navy seals. Charlie Sheen I did a lot of for that but My Dad was a big fisherman. I grew up probably every day of my life damn near every day. Fishing ruined so being outdoors living living the lifestyle. That's all we did we fished. Do you have a favorite fish I'm a big Fan. I'm a big fan of trout now. I grew up that way and I grew up in inlets ponds and streams and everything else. But I'm I'm a big fan of trout just because the variations of Brown trout and the trouser trout the Brown trout. So the I guess you know from a growing up standpoint siblings etc.. was there our other than you know your dad having some some sort of a prelude Influence was there like a day. Where you're like? This is what I'm GonNa do and I want to be a fucking green. Yeah if I think about it There were some instances one of the instances that stands out to me as my uh my uncle. My Dad's brother retired navy and I remember. I watched the movie Navy Seals Charlie Sheen and you know man. People underestimate how popular culture affects us as children. And you know it. Obviously it happens today but back then it was all about the military platoon soon. Full metal jacket the apocalypse. Now the list goes on and so when I was growing up watching more movies with my dad because my dad was living vicariously you know you put the military behind him was doing corrections and was living vicariously through these movies. I was a part of that segment and so playing more. Wanting it'd be a soldier was always end me and I remember asking my uncle if I wanted to be a navy seal and had kind of a frank discussion with me and said listen. You could do do that but if you fail. It's not like you're done you're fucked. It's not like the army where there's a whole bunch of different combat arms options soon you'll be mopping the deck of a carrier ship. And so I said so. What are the other options in my? My Dad said they had a little a battle of services but he was like just on the Army Special Forces Guy and so I started looking into it. This is probably at the age of ten where I made the decision that I was going to be special forces. No Shit you know the safety net or lack thereof Inferences and interesting one to me because you would think that that would good for the people that do decide that that that would motivate them maybe a little further. Yeah right is that there's the burn the boats mentality of whatever fucking fucking invader that was when our burning are fucking ships. We have to be successful kind of thing is that there's an element of that. I know like when I was going through buds. And we're sitting there getting our ship pushed pushed in on the beach by a handful of instructors. And there's a big gray ship fuck in two miles out at sea floating around and you're looking out there and you're like fuck that To get incentive. Yeah for sure. It is in the fact that it's like you know that. Hey if you don't make it through this like you're going to be chipping paint on on a fucking boat like that. 'cause Asia undesignated seamen which is a lot of references. You can pull but you know not having really a AH fucking plan plan B or or any type of legitimate backup. That's not gonNa just absolutely suck for me was a huge motivator. I am curious going through Ranger Ranger School Q.. Course election the whole selection pipeline for. You guys did that ever cross your mind or did you see guys you know that would use that like well fuck can leave here and go do whatever and that actually help them quit. Do you think yeah I think. In the naval or facilitated. They're they're checking checking out. The I think you know in my head I said to my S- I repeatedly said to myself. I would rather die than quit and I know that's I mean that's extreme but when you are living it and you're going to the suck and the pain everything else. There was nothing that was going to physically break me. And you know I don't and I didn't. Big Selections were hard. I don't all these selections are. They were hard to me because I know I knew I'm more than likely it wasn't going to die. So as long as they continue to move forward Lord I would be successful and I didn't want I didn't want to create an out for me because I did four years in the infantry airborne school ranger school did all this stuff and then I knew that was an option for me but I didn't want any more of the big army..
"mike" Discussed on Mike Drop
"And that's where all those are at which will be here in here in more about those soon. But good clean meals without any bullshit proportioned, well and the shit out of them. And I dig him. So anyway, that's the house cleaning bullshit again. Mike Sam thank you for coming. After what a burger will get you back back to Dallas. And what do you plan for while you're here? How long are you here for Sunday? We're going to stay for a couple of days, fucking, check out the culture, Scott out some places to move the business. Yeah. I, I've spent been to different places in Texas is probably the probably fourth or fifth time. I've into Dallas thing you got kind of diverse cultured. Dallas a little bit strange. Italians is. Definitely have the what you think Texas is. And you've got kind of a little hipster kind of community, there for sure like out here. It's what you'd think Texas, but yeah. In dallas. It's for me. I don't know what you guys think like for me. I find that a lot most major metropolitan areas are kind of all the same like there's different flavors of culture, you know, depending on where they're at. But, but you have kind of that same almost, you know, big city feel that, that's relatively interchangeable. I think I mean at least that's how I view when I go to different places different places to eat and shit. But there's a lot of that, like, you know, huge industry or metropolitan area, a lot of left leaning bullshit, even here in Texas. I mean, whether it's Austin San Antonio, Dallas, whatever there's certainly big pockets of it, that are not, like, what you would think are Texas at all. So you guys will be hanging out there. Oh, yeah. Yeah, texas. In every disciplines I, I've never got an plane at it. Texas been like wow, that trip was worthless. Every time out of here. I'm like, why don't we live here? I don't we live, your why we bought into this. I know that's what I'm shit kickers on go. It's armadillo-skin boots. All right again. Thank you guys for coming to the listeners. Can't thank you guys enough for tuning in every time we drop episode and giving me the overwhelming support in the ability to do this week to week. So thank you guys, if not for you. We would not exist, nor would I have the platform to run my fucking mouth way. I do. So. I appreciate you guys. Mike and say again, thanks for coming and until next time..
"mike" Discussed on Mike Drop
"So there you have it. Last question m. k. I am. I be Mike new sure. Some thoughts on raising kids at an early age with important values and principles such as honor, work ethic, perseverance, there is a reason I'm saving a for last and be asking it again or answering another one. Even though I've already answered it. A sensually is because I feel that it is that fucking important and needs to be reiterated. All of those honor work ethic. Perseverance are important, and I'm going to restate that you have to lead by example, whether that's raising kids, whether that's owning a business, whether it is doing anything in life is that you have to be the the either the change or the example that you want to either see or set. And if you're not that then fuck you, frankly, to expect that out of anybody else, you can't expect loyalty and be disloyal backstabbing. Fuck you can't expect honesty and being allying two faced son of a bitch. You can't expect a hard working perseverance driven attitude when you're lazy, fat. Fuck that quits at a moment's notice when things get a little bit hard. My point is is that if you don't have the ability to demonstrate that, then you're never going to be able to instill that in somebody you have to do that. Do it for your kids, do it for your comrades, do it for your teammates, do it for your coworkers, do it for your spouse, be the kind of spouse you want to be married to, you know, fuck Dr. Phil, you can come and talk to Dr. Mike on mic drop..
"mike" Discussed on Mike Drop
"You're not gonna make it. You're being responsible as a as a father as a husband. They were never that way. Never. They. Always, you know, hey, you've always, you know, done what you've always pick your path. We've always supported it. Now's not any different. They did that with buzz. They've always done that and I love my parents. I mean, they, they've really set the fucking bar way higher than I can even try to jump and grab at this point. You know. But yeah, I mean, they, they were very supportive, very proud nervous, but but ultimately were we're glad that I did and avoid been support of that way. Mitch crew. So eighteen Mike, what is your morning routine. I don't. I know I talked about this in my health and fitness podcast. All synapse. Is it for those of you that didn't listen if you didn't choke yourself and then go listen to it anyway. The gist of it is I get up. I drink usually about twenty ounces of water bone broth with some CBD oil in it. Coffee with MCAT oil and college powder or the collagen powder I'll put in the bone broth just depends. And then I write, I don't right. Like I'm not a fucking warrior poet like like some people are, but by, right? I mean, I write shit down that's relevant for the day, kind of pan the plan or style, it'll bit of gratitude a little bit of, hey, this is what I need to focus on today. Make sure all my shits and order, and then and then get after it, go right into answering emails. I try not to be too active right out of the gate that may surprise people. My body doesn't work exceptionally well first thing in the morning. So I like to drink my breakfast with nutrient dense drinks and that not eat and get bloated and whatever. Try to stick to just good healthy fat and not a ton of carbohydrates, and then just rock and roll from there. And then as the day goes on, I get, you know, whatever's on the schedule I handle, and then I usually work out either late morning midday early afternoon generally sometime in there, and that's that's kind of the gist Girona would my kids ready to graduate navy boot. He's got a seal contract had like to surprise him once a month or so..
"mike" Discussed on Mike Drop
"Priority and making time in in tampering your your attitude and your in your temper, or your short fuse. Because you know you're busy working on something that you've almost got this deal to go through or this project at work, or you know you're trying to get a promotion or whatever. You know, I'm not going to sit here and say, blow that shit off and just be a family man and fuck everything else. No, because you you do have to be a provider and that is not easy. You know when people are depending on you for. For resources and money, and and the ability to provide like you, you should and need to take that fucking serious, but you can't take it so serious to where everything else fails. And that is a dicey fucking rope to walk one that I don't think I did an adequate job with frankly, and and if paid for it, you know. But again, I don't. I don't want to sit here and have fucking regrets. I learned from from everything that hasn't gone exactly how I wanted it to go and and take those lessons into the future and make goddamn sure that that doesn't continue to happen. So that's a, that's it. You know, I, it's separating it. It's almost impossible for me. It was. It was almost impossible very hard and I did not do as good a job as I should and could have. And that's that would be my advice is that make it make it work, you know, satisfy the the, the PR. Priority of having to to ensure that you can provide, but also satisfied the relationships that you have to make sure are there and good and wholesome and fed so that so that they don't suffer because ultimately, if they're not there, then what's the fucking point. So you know, make time get up earlier and figure it out. All right, western massacre as Mike first off, much respect for your service. My question is this. I'm a liberal Democrat, sorry to hear that, but I'm also pro gun. That's fucking twisted. Odd. I know I agree wholeheartedly that gun control is pointless. However, I'm struggling with the notion of teachers carrying how do you feel is the best way to help prevent school shootings? There's another question or two on school shootings, but. First off, you sound confused western massacre, but..
"mike" Discussed on Mike Drop
"Author were his hand was buried up my ass trying to help me not be constipated, so having to go to him and then have the entire platoon walk in and see that and find it out was kind of a kind of shit sandwich which is going to lead me the next question, which falls in line with that. This is the mic drop podcast. What's the significance of drop? All right. Here's a free tidbit. The significance of drop. To me is kind of self explanatory. I, I guess I would have hoped that it is in terms of when you drop the mic, is it that's kind of the style of of talking that we do here is mic drop quality talking shit and saying things to each other and whatever using my name spelled m. i. e. as the substitute for 'em ic-. However, what nobody knows and I'm gonna share this with you guys right now falling in line with some embarrassing ship. I actually came up with that name while I was taking a shit. And that is that as the truth is that. I have no idea why. But that's what it happened. I was taking ship and and I thought mic drop just kinda hit hit me like a lightning rod of just like God what a fucking brilliant name for podcast, because that's how I talk is totally open, honest raw in your face, whatever. And my name is Mike. So that just seemed like a good fit. But I came up with it while dropping a fuck and deuce if you can believe it. All right at swift river GS d. says, I'm interested to hear more about your political views. They seem really on point with what I feel is general consent census. Here, here's the general consensus of my political views is actually very, very simple and just like I was talking about earlier, I like to keep shit simple. As you know, to me, we are a Republic, a constitutional Republic and to me because of that and the brilliance with which our forefathers drafted such an incredible document as the constitution, the Bill of rights and and the amendments to go along with them. I think that that tells you what to do ninety nine percent of the time in to me, that should be the first question is that when you have a question, a policy argument trying to determine what the fuck you wanna do or not do whether you wanna involve yourself in foreign affairs or not how to handle things at home with whether it's immigration. I don't give shit what it is is, you know, step one question one. What does the constitution say? You know, let that drive you because that's what it's there for. That's our Republic has been. Designed around why the fuck do you not use that? One of the things that frankly drives me nuts is the term lawmaker. Why the fuck do we have lawmakers that I don't think we need any more goddamn laws? What does the constitution say like that that should be the document with which we let drive our country and why that's not taking place? I wouldn't say is beyond me. I know it happens because there's a bunch of crooked fucks who are in charge of of our government that that take it upon themselves to continue to be crooked fucks. You know to me the fact that that you pick any congressman or Senator that you look at their net worth before they go to Washington DC and you look at an afterwards, it's never, and I mean fucking never in the in the red. It's never in the red by comparison. They're always worth way fucking more than when they joined that. My friends is a fucking problem. That should not be that way. And that should be a cause for huge concern. In my opinion, the other thing is that I think it seventy or eighty percent of the country's wealth is in the surrounding couple hours of Washington DC, Washington DC doesn't fucking produce anything. They don't manufacture anything. They don't farm anything. They don't generate anything except hate and fucking discontent amongst the American people. Why is there so much wealth there there shouldn't be? How do you, how do you regulate that? How do you ask some? How do you ask a governing body to regulate itself and stop being crooked. When it has the power to do. So I don't know how you do that, but that's my take on it very simply that let the let the the constitutional Republic drive itself in the manner in which it's supposed to, which is governed by the constitution.
"mike" Discussed on Mike Drop
"Most of them are honestly. I mean, they all are to a certain extent and that you know to get through that training it is. It is a feet. It's a, it's a hell of an accomplishment. I mean, there's, there's been a lot of guys that you know were just textbook consummate fucking warriors that you know that that I have the utmost respect for an and honored to been been in the position to just be able to serve with with those guys. I can't can't really pick anyone. I would just say that the community has a whole Timothy queering. Mike. What is your favorite tattoo and where were you when you got it sip in any particular whiskey? At the moment Jesus, it's the middle of the day, Tim. Now. Not. I actually, I actually don't drink very much hardly at all, honestly, but I'll get into that here in a in a few more questions but turns my favorite tattoo. I don't have a favorite. There's the the three big main tattoos that I have all hold a special place. There's been a number of questions about this. I'm just gonna dress with yours where I was what they mean, all that kind of stuff. Somebody else asked where my first one was solid dress that quick. I have little seals and frogs in band around my right ankle. Yes. I am embarrassed to admit that that was my first tattoo and I got it on the desk of an accounting firm total like not black market, but outside what's above board. And it was, you know, after hours it was a friend of a friend that did tattoos and said, hey, this, this looks lame. Why don't you put this on the body on my body for the rest of my fucking life. It's it's a lame ass tattoo, but it was the first one I got in. I got it on the desk of of some assholes office at nine at night. The other. I've got four other ones. Three that are special to me. The next one that I got is the bone frog covering my ribcage that is a textbook calling card seal tattoo. That means a lot to me because when I was a student, the guy that drew that keys chimera died. He was an instructor. He died in the in the dive tower from shallow water blackout, and he had drawn that. And so a bunch of the instructors when my generation was going through got that tattoo, you know, at at that time and and inspired a lot of us and kind of just took off like wildfire and a lot of guys got it. The other two, tattoos I've got. It's basically the navy gadston flag rendition. It's it's just a rattlesnake wrapped around an anchor on my left arm. And then the the head of of the snake goes down. My chest fierce is and his tongue sticking out almost looking my nipple, which is pretty hot. Let's be honest. Why that one is important to me is because of the guy that did it shout out to war, paint five, thirteen. That motherfucker is the real deal. And he has put more ink on more fucking bad asses than anybody in the planet to me that one is exceptionally special because because of who put it on there and in the context with which it got administered and it's great work. The other one guy goes by the handle aunt aunt, Mike. He was on one of the one of the shows, one of the tattoo contests. I think he wanted actually, but it's kind of a a rendition of the Trident without being an actual tried. Like it's not. The traditional actual picture of a Trident, but it's all of the pieces. The Flint, lock, the Trident staff, the anchor and the eagle, the eagle, same kind of thing. It's on there on my right side anchors on on my arm. The Trident staff goes down my forearm which you can see a lot of pictures, and then the eagle wings or across my chest, going all the way up up onto my neck and my my shoulder. And to me, that's important and special for obvious reasons that that tried and is, is the the insignia with which a seals identify ourselves and so that that's pretty good, and it was very well done. The guy is is a huge talent. I went to Tucson to get at at a tattoo shop there, shut out the him for doing a fan. Fantastic job. All right, Luke Edmonds..
"mike" Discussed on Mike Drop
"I know some of them are joking. Unfortunately, no, some of them are not to me if you can see pictures from outer space with a round fucking planet, that kind of tells you, you know what fucking shape it is. I don't know why. That's a rocket science. Why is that rocket science at this point? I don't. I don't know, but it is Charles wetter otter. Did you ever have any aspirants to join grew? And if so, what kept you from cheating? So yes, I did after I got back from Iraq, I wanted to go there and it didn't pan out for me. I got valley fever back in two thousand four and lost a significant part of my lung capacity permanently. And from that point on physically, I, I don't believe that I was. At the capacity cardiovascular lead to be able to top rate even in the regular seal, team's let alone at Dev group. And so I spent the last couple years as an instructor getting as healed up as I could and then had to pull chocks on the navy. Otherwise I I would have stayed in, but that that's what happened. So John whistle says, what kiss KISS keep it simple, stupid situation do apply to your everyday life. I gotta tell you almost fucking everything. You know that that piece of advice has saved a lot of headaches for me in a lot of people. You know, a lot of times people say you're oversimplifying things. You know what sometimes life needs to be fucking over-simplified because we as human beings being the emotional fucking basket cases that we are need to over simplify things because we over complicate the shit out of it. So stop worrying about things. You can't control and just simplify it. You know, if you can. Control it, do your best with what you have, if you can't stop fucking worrying about it, it's really that simple. That's not oversimplifying it. Is that simple because that's the only thing you can do and have any control over. So stop fucking worrying about it and keep it simple. B-dubs wordy, Mike, Brian from New Zealand, who is the scariest motherfucker you've ever met in the teams? The person that would out Jaakko Jaakko I've met a lot of fucking guys in the seal teams that you know I would. I would lump into the category of just a scary, motherfucker me..
"mike" Discussed on Mike Dell's World
"The rules for youtube they own youtube and they could do what they want on youtube it's not a it's not a censorship issue you know it's not the government saying you can't do that it's youtube who owns the platform saying you can't do that so you know i'm not building my brand on somebody else's brand you know and and those who make their living on youtube you know better have some sort of a backup plan some other of you know former income or form of expression or however that's kind of like i said that's what this mike dell's world is all about i own the domain mike dell dot com on few others obviously and i blog and podcast from mike dell dot com and i could say whatever i want to say really nobody can take that away from me i mean yeah sure there's ways but it's a lot harder since i own still main and i own you know by website and it's it's all on me it's not on anybody else it's on me so anyway think about that when you're building your podcast your blog or whatever you know if you do all your blogging on wordpress dot com not using your own doman name then guess what wordpresscom owns your blog you know essentially they could say we're not going to allow you to have your blog anymore it's off stunts yata here not a thing you can do about it you know with mike dell dot com okay say go dead he gets tired of me and says we can't have mike dell dot com on our servers well i could always go to fifty other servers out there you know somebody will take me you know so not not that it's impossible to shut me up but it's not likely you'll same thing with blueberry where this podcast is hosted you know site worked for them chances of them kicking me off of it are hopefully.