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ZBT #153: Miles Lagoze / Kate Broke Her Nose

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ZBT #153: Miles Lagoze / Kate Broke Her Nose

"All right. Welcome back to another edition of zero blog. Thirty today's episode. Kate has a broken nose. But we also going to have four rounds in the magazine round number one the Marine Corps combat personally invites Amar sock trailblazer to become an officer. But she wanted that sweet sweet eighty to fourteen more than a butter bar round. Number two, miles of goes, the filmmaker marine who shot the documentary combative spirit joins us to talk about the process of the film, and the reaction that it's received. If you haven't listened to our Friday episode Kate cons. We watched the documentary watched it live in the came in and recorded, I reactions so I want you to listen to that. If you have soup from the episode on Friday round, number three, the air force should be the other branches for at least a moment. They're gonna do a gender neutral fitness tests for every single airman next up get rid of the age standards. We don't care if you're an old staff NCO do the same shit. As me you fat bitch boy round number four hotel workers were fired after posing a sign that said, they no longer be serving military. Members or families at their hotel bar. Jim we really blame them a deep dive is needed. So we are going to provide that we're going to provide it all courtesy of our friends at seek buying tickets can be complicated. Confusing, but there's a simpler way to buy with seek Zeki is a smarter than easiest way to get tickets every single type live event, whether you're catching up on your favorite musician on tour shopping for the perfect gift or searching for a last minute deal to see your favorite team seeking helps you find the best seats at the best prices fully guaranteed. Nothing beats being there in person for the biggest plays of the biggest year in seek will get you closer to the action a movie close to the action at Hamilton. 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You know, who your enemy of right now at the sunglasses inside in a winter, the editor of vogue. Oh, the coolest lady are hunt. Yeah. So I think we gotta start to show even though we have round one listed Kate Monday morning. I feel like this company hours. Explain yourself and explain your face. Okay. Okay. What had happened was? Two months. We'll will you start stop just pushing this. Let me just set the scene. I'm just picturing this. I'm sitting at my desk chapters in and share or we're in chaps his office. And you come in looking like this have to explain what happened go. I'm standing at pray dress as I do this. I went out on Saturday night. And I didn't even plan on it. I had slept. I fell asleep watching Villanova game, and I had slept through those was like ten thirty. And I was like, you know, what I'm going to try and go out. So I don't know why I had my cousin was in town. I was like, you know, what I'll go out I decided to catch up, and I'm like, I better drink drink up and catch up with them. So I had a bunch of wine pretty quickly, and then went, dancing terribly. And then at the very end of the night, I was about to get in the lifting home and I saw the dollar pizza slice sign shining. Like a beacon in the night. I said I need to get myself a slice of pizza so go wait in the long line. And I finally get my beautiful pepperoni slice. And it's on a paper plate because he was like good. Honestly, it looked good red mount Greece. It was he said do you want to box? I was like, no, no I'm gonna if I like made a little joke as buddy. Not gonna make it across the street. I'm gonna eat it right away. And it didn't it didn't. Because then I ran out and my friends were on the other side of the street. I'm like, I'm coming now quick rewind. I've been wearing these little kids sneakers these high tops myrie cool. They're very cool. And I've been refusing to tie them though, because they're high tops because if you tie them, then they're hard to take on and off. And you never know when you're going to need to kick them off for whatever reason are you going to house the fancy carpet. I dunno. So I keep them untied. But I took the latest down into the shoe. I guess one of them had come out. And I decided there was a taxi coming, but it was far enough away. I decided to sprint across street holding the pizza and the paper plate underneath both of my hands on like cuffing in both hands as I run across the street. The one lace attach is to the little Gromit of the other shoe pulls tight, and I went down hard. Meg God, the cab driver saw me. And stopped because I would be dead where your friends and like that weird spot when somebody falls, and you know, they're like legit her. But you can't stop laughing now were there because if they had a little bit of drinks in them, and they saw you just fucking face plant. Ooh. They would have been if there hadn't been so much blood. Because someone I fell how did they get it? Don't take. No, you're the content biz. I'll let not shoot your face bleeding. I there's gotta be video camera. It was outside of a hotel. And I'm thinking that they have I almost want to call them and see if they have a camera out. Yeah. Definitely it was on a block when the ton of bars though, a ton of people are outside and there was two dollars slice places like alternate. So there's like lines like everybody saw this. I'd say like many many people saw when I fell my instinct was to put my hands straight out to save the pizza so most bracing your fall, right, right? So there's not a scratch on my elbows or my risk for by hands. Because they went straightforward to hold the failure. False smart. I broke the fall with my face. I went like nose down right onto the pavement. My teeth are all loose. They hurt. That is bad. Yeah. Somebody hits their teeth or it's like a tooth injury. I feel so sorry for them. Like, I'd rather have a concussion other break my arm, then has something happened to my teeth is just so painful looking and Kate at what point did you realize shit? I think I broke my nose was it instantly pretty much. Yeah. I heard a crunch when I went down. Yeah. That's gross. But there when I got up there was so much, but my hair was dripping blood my hands. And I was like, okay. I mean, you just know you that your first instinct was to tell the ground that you're sorry. Oh, sorry. My I swear to God. I think the first thing I said was sorry to everybody who is waiting for. Sorry. Sorry, guys. What happened? So I was running across the street Chipo, my shoelaces, blah, blah, blah, broken nose. Yeah. Driver got out of the cab. And the I don't know if he thought he hit me or what? But he was like oh my God. Oh my God. Are you? Okay. And I was like. Need you made a great point your blog to K that's on heard of New York City for the cab driver to get out of the cabin care at all about someone. That is not oh in the money. Oh, yeah. It was it was a whole CNN. I was wearing a t shirt from little Italy said fuck, you you fucking fuck, but it happens. So. Let's just poetic. Yeah. The whole thing. Well, hopefully, you go and gain is also saying before we started recording. She's not even go get her nose fixed. I don't know. What do you think? Like, you gotta go. Get your nose fixed. I have seen the videos of what they do. I'm not getting my nose broken. I'm. Is already in the size. You guys laughed as soon as he saw me. It's huge. I know this is fucking enormous. It was already big as it was. I'm not about to go get it bigger. I just do this. We're in the content biz. I got a little more character at my face now can fly up there too. They break your nose again. Yeah. Speaking of busy. Yeah. You kinda hold like business you now his nose. Yeah. A lot of people have been saying that. Lovett's I've fallen and I can get up. Let's be to the actual subjects of the day. The first one comes from military dot com. The comment on the Marine Corps personally challenges started who made history last year when she reached a major training milestone to rethink leaving the service and instead consider career as an officer general Nellor, the common on the Marine Corps called sergeant Bailey Weiss, the first female marine to complete second phase of intense selection process for special operators to urge her who tend officer candidate school. The call followed a military dot com story about Weiss after she completed the physically demanding course, the normal woman had done again. A spokesman for the communist son that sergeant Weiss has leadership grit and results become a marine officer. This is all about talent management, which I agree with. I think that if you identify people who go about and now, listen, I want to address the people who say what's the big deal. She's the first one to do it the amount of curves. It takes to be the first to do anything is why it's notable thing. That's why we celebrate Jackie Robinson's day because it's a big deal to be the first to do anything. That's why I think it's a big deal right breakdown barrier. Absolutely. Especially in such a that of bravery, especially in such a an environment. That is just so male driven that the marines are. So I mean, when you take the Marine Corps, the Marine Corps is already difficult enough. Because I think only eleven or twelve percent of all marines are female, and then you go to the infantry, and then you go to mar sock. And then you go to second phase of my sock. It's just a whole different paint job of the kind of people that are in there. So be willing to mix it up. Amongst those is exactly what about talent. You know? What's weird this having thanking never in my time in was any enlisted some who are amazing leaders. Never were. They like tap to you know. What we need you as an officer your talent would be. I just find that. We are now that I think about that wasn't like more of a priority. Your question. Let me ask you a question because I think the listed side needs good leadership too. So what's the incentive of money and rank what's the incentive to to to switch over to the officer side while I mean, you make large scale differences. I think there's just there's a huge difference of being in command and being in a role of advising consent. I view like the enlisted side, if you wanna break it down government style where it's like we're like the house of representatives and the officer side is the executive brands like they're the ones making the decisions about what's going on. And we have to buy a consent on how to actually do that. So you can make a larger scale difference like four command structure, decision wise being on the officer side than the enlisted side. But I do think that that's the biggest issue in the modern day Marine Corps in probably the Marine Corps. Our military wide is that there are so many young capable people who get out and decide like to move on. And then you see a lot of the ship bags that move on to higher ranks. Now, that's certainly not the case for everybody. There's obviously stellar Moraine stellar soldiers sailors salesman. Whatever all the way across the board that are in those e nine e eight positions, but we see a lot of people get stuck at the east seven spot that maybe weren't the best. But they're just sticking around for that paycheck standing around for that retirement. It happens all the time. Right. And there's chaps I I would I would say that there's probably so many you guys probably knew some people who are just doing their their short stint of service three to four years. Whatever may have you. And they just get out, and it would had a ton of potential, and that's the same thing on officer side NS Lenny of officers who were great young captains young first lieutenants who are great in there. Like, you know, what I did my thing. I'm gonna get out. Yeah. What else? Getting out. How would you feel if your sergeant Weiss, and you were dead set on getting out and all of a sudden general Robert Naylor's, like, hey, you gotta stay in like, man. He's not saying she has to. But like, right. I know choice the lot of pressure. It's a so much pressure. Like what if she was all excited, she a little plot of land? She's gonna go farm beans or something Jews like I'm ready for my new life. And then general Robert Miller is like, but wait. But I think that that's a good thing that he does that like that he went out and tried to keep her in there. But if you're a young marine and the common on the ring court shows up to your house gives you a phone call it does place a lot of pressure on her. I think that it should win step further. One thing that I think that we should do more freely is if he really understood that she had all of those capabilities, she's already shown she has the physical strength to to go through OCS in all those things what other leadership challenges she'd really gonna know by going to the schools that she has you knows how to play nine line. She knows how to do all those things combat promote her to second Lieutenant right there on. Safe. You'll stay there. I'll make you second. Lieutenant. He has the ability to do that. And they do that. Yeah. Oh shit. I didn't. So you can just I thought that was like a World War Two thing where they still do it. Oh shit. They should I should have. When I was then I should've hobnobbed with the higher ups more same thing with like people who received the medal of honor. I think if you've shown that level of courage and capability and leadership under fire that they should give you because we have so many people that get out. I mean, we've interviewed several people who get out of the military. Give them the opportunity to stay in earn more. Like, do some more good. I think you Trump's I think you're kind of alluding to you had to note in in the sheet here that you would allow company commanders to have the ability to promote ranks under sergeant which I think is a great idea, maybe not necessarily commissions at that level. No, definitely not commissions. I think that should be reserved for like hot like two stars and above like give Saudi mission. But certainly, I think that'd be. A heck of an incentive to to keep people pass their initial commitment. If they felt like they could get 'cause I think that's what so many people get discouraged about the military is for for some of the ranks. It is time. But you know, a lot of times if people thought if they really excelled they could get promoted faster like the way that we promote people in the military issues such a antiquated. Process at this point. I think it takes too long. So I think if if you allowed for promotions to better reflect people's abilities, and people's performance, I think you do a better job of keeping people in the military lot longer. I mean, you constantly we see people that are put in positions that are above their pay grade. I mean, I'll use myself, for example, when I was in five dollars a company got in the seven position. So I'm working my azoff in working as hard as I possibly can. But I'm still getting paid as much as this shit bag. Sergeant was right anything hosting like there's got to be more incentives in that's that doesn't happen in the civilian world. Really nearly as much where you have somebody who's really working hard. If you're working hard in your performing outperforming, your peers, they're not going to be your peers for long Kirkeby promoted out of that spot to higher earning thing, the military should get on board into that too. I think colonels and below are Colonel should have the ability to promote anybody to east seven, and I. I think company commanders should be able to promote up like just based on billets and things like that. Yeah. Because also to like, they're the ones that are seeing them everyday. They know what they're capable of. And they know what they've been doing versus the discourse stand before a board. And they read off accomplishments on a piece of paper that don't necessarily know the person as well. I disagree with this. Thank of all the Brown. Nosers? You knew. Brown nosing. You still have round nosing. Much bigger Brown. No, okay. I haven't read those red nose right now. Kate knows. Have a pair of sunglasses on for those can't see. But when I lift them up. It's very scary sight, it is our I looked move into round two. Zeal blocks thirty we talked about it all last week. We did a full review of me Kate and cons of the new documentary combat scorer. We have the director for marine miles Lugosi miles. Thanks so much for joining us extra. I've man glad to be here. So I have a couple of questions just getting started. Because I know I've just so, you know, about our background on a little bit. I'm former marine staff sergeant Cates of marine, corporal, whenever you were going on this incredible deployment were you expecting everything that you got like what did your training look like as a combat cameraman? Like were you how often were you firing weapons of things like that before you really got going? Yeah. Well, I mean every like palm goes through MC T, which basically they don't really train you how to do anything. But wait in lines for days. It seems like actually the one thing. I did learn really well was how to cook and Emory secretly. They can in my cargo pocket. Yeah. Now is the main purpose of MCC. Guns and stuff. But it's all yeah. The metal. I think that that's what stuck out to me is because I assume that that was the case because I know several combat cameramen you were in a spot that you probably just had to think what the hell like I've done my normal table shooting. Right. Like shoot the rifle range for qualification and then maybe done a little bit else. But people always assume that marines are trained for that kind of combat. Do you feel like you were trained for that kind of combat or just kind of thrown out to the wolves? I mean, I don't think you can train for that kind of combat. You know, there's there you can. I mean, even doing like pre deployment training. I got kind of a glimpse of what s ally might have been like, you know, I have no idea. But I mean, you basically, they put you out there new Jewish blow shit up you should you're shooting at mountain ranges, you're shooting at you know, it's almost you're you're it's like massive it's almost like conventional warfare training. But for a mission, that's essentially nation building United been going out there and talking with the locals like that's something that Lance corporals portables below that. That's we were doing the bulk of that work, which was just talking to people interacting with them. And there was like zero training for that that you know, that went there when instilling pre-deployment training and stuff like that. So I think we all kind of felt like we're just throwing out there. You know? I mean, you trust the big is that had been deployed before you, and you basically just of followed their lead. But a lot of times, they weren't really, you know, they weren't that. Sure. Either. So right. And I was wondering too you didn't you don't get the same fellow poke here. Obviously, you don't get the same training as the industry guys on my first deployment, I was attached infantry. And at first until I you know, I had to really work to get their trust and respect. How were you received to them? I was just as tach -ment that didn't know what the fuck was going on, you know. And so you're more of a burden at first how did you kind of win them over in a specially get their trust to capture such intimate moments of their lives. Yeah. I mean, I think they just recognize me as a fellow crazy kid. Happen to have a camera in. I mean, I had a rifle and a camera. But going like, I would go onto patrols a day. It's like, you know, how it goes they go on patrol, and then they come back. They do post both those during two controls a day doing post zooming. It did like take a lot of time to kind of get their trust. And show that you're not just, you know, stupid Pogue in once they realize that you're not a pussy, and you're able to do some stuff, right? All right. This guy's okay. And also if there's getting past that barrier where they're like oh shit combat camera. You're just gonna dole must not wearing proper gear in bend, Oregon is you? But so how do you go from that and worried about wearing proper gear to smoke in hash in fit like where they are. Just like, yeah. Dude. Go ahead shoot. It was really interesting because I knew a lot of guys from one six there are actually I was in boot camp with them. And because we were all the same head all kind of gone in the same time. And we're about to get out like as soon as we got back. From that deployment a lot of guys were had already poplin the piss test. They were just waiting in about these guys have been on multiple deployments, and they were still lance-corporals near piss they're done with the Marine Corps. And so like, it was it was sort of an outlet for them to kind of like advance a lot of times, just smoking ash. And and being on camera. I think kind of added to that. You know, obviously didn't do it with like not everyone smoked. I've not everyone be cool with that. But yeah, the guys that I was really close with. They were they're all into it. Yeah. We have we've noticed an you said that you've been doing all these different rows than you mentioned before we started recording that there's been like a slant about the coverage. What do you mean by that? Well, I think a lot of like on the left and the right? They just kinda dig into their trenches. Like by after they see the foam a lot of people in left or league, imperialist occupation. You know, these fucking psychopaths that are out there killing just killing innocent people, blah, blah on then on the right? It's like. While the sacrifice. These guys have to go through. And you know, they dig further into that. Which I think speaks to the kind of ambiguous -ness of the film, which is good. But I'd like it to be more kind of maybe. Holistic in its in the kind of reaction that which it has gotten that kind of just general like holy shit. This was America's longest war. And you know, we're not really sure if we accomplished anything, but you know, I kinda wanna portray general. Sense of the experience in the sadness of that. I think did you feel like you had any responsibility. Like one thing that stuck out to me. And I mentioned it on our podcast last week was that it was surprising to see actual marines like wounded because for a long time. We don't show that you know, like, even as a combat cameraman. You know, we don't I guess in sort of sense it's propaganda effect on us that where we don't show marines who were killed. We don't show marines who are wounded are in the process of getting wounded how did you come to the trim nation like people needed to see what was real. I've been it was like it was probably the hardest decision of the film. I felt guilty for just having filmed it, you know, in the first place on amend just to have that this incredibly. Upsetting not just footed. But my memory on just sitting on my laptop dealing with that and thinking is this okay to show? It was definitely one of the hardest decisions that made I went down to see his mom. Jacob Levi's mom. She loves a North Carolina. So I went down there. And we watched the film together. She had already seen. I'd I'd already center some of the footage and some of the guys that were out there had given her the footage 'cause I given it to them after it happened. Like when I was filming it the first thing they wanted to see when we got back was like even the guys that were there. They wanted to see footage. Right. I think just to make sure like they did everything properly. But also like in that moment, you sort of almost blackout like this. You don't remember it? As clearly you just because you have this overwhelming emotion to get this guy on on helicopter. And so first thing like they wanted to see the footage. I gave them the footage that ended up with her. And she was watching it, and she I reached out to her and we set up. Time to go down there and watch the whole movie together. And she was just struck by how proud of him. She was you know, I mean, she. She's like one of the super gold star moms that, you know, guys come sear every year to sell like on the day that he died all come out to see her. And she she she generally felt like it honored him in was not exploitative, but was actually the opposite. Which you know, I was still surprised by because I I can still see how people would think while this is really exploited. But aspect of is like like, you said, we don't see this kind of stuff very often except on war porn sites. In funkier in all that stuff. You don't see it a feature documentary like Restrepo, I think they show kind of that at the end when two three two guys get hit. And they only show the soldiers reacting to it like crying and stop breaking down, which is really powerful, right. You know, halfway to the phone is this whole sequence of of dead Afghan children in their in their faces. They're filming, you know, getting shots of these dead women and children, and it's just like, I don't I if I'm gonna show that Afghan. I'm gonna show a Marie to like, I don't hold in this conflict. We have to show both aspects like you can't value one life more than others think. Even even if it's a soldier an I also find it. Interesting wanted to get your thoughts on it. Because a lot of time whenever you see new documentary like this. There's a lot of editorials ation that happens in people like interpreted a certain way. But I think some of what gets lost. If you don't really focus on it is that you as the director watching somebody at like do this to your film and talk about your film. This is your life to how has the process been of seeing people talk about your life is like a film critique type of way. I think it's great. I mean, I I've been working on it for for so long that I hope I really wanted to do something different with the footage. Like, I spent a long time going around interviewing the guys in the footage and trying to make that kind of Restrepo as documentary, and it just felt like. Feel like it already been done. But also felt like I was trying to explain some of the stuff that was happening it because I felt uncomfortable about some of the stuff that it shows. I wanted to like fried context for that. But I realized by spike just having the spirit like having this junks physicians and in the chaos of eight you already get that impression like from just from watching letting the audience come to that on her own. I think is really important moving forward in understanding the word. Instead of like. Talking heads approach, which is just explain not from the bureau footage. I want people to get visceral feeling of when it's like, yeah. I also noticed. You know, you're talking about you didn't want it to be restricted Bill. You know, that that's its own thing, you you are trying to do your own thing to tell your own story with it. You're you're narrative we noticed. There's only one moment with an officer in the whole thing. And I don't think I saw anybody above the rank of corporal, maybe the whole. So what was that on purpose or? It's I don't know if it was my deployment. But I've been there was you got the platoon leaders on on on the patrol base, you know, received this Lieutenant those were the only officers that we with and they didn't not to shit on officers, but they didn't really go and can by. Hasn't listened. So we're good, but they didn't really go on patrol too much with us. There were good officers. There's officers obviously for the most part. It's the twenty year old twenty one girl of Lance, corporal. Who's a squad leader who's been on two or three deployments? And from, you know, bums book Virginia or somewhere like it charge of an charge of all these these guys lines in ultima lately. Talking with a group of locals who are such cultural division yet. This kid is put in that situation to kind of, you know, try to show like how much these fucking young people do like when I don't think. Yeah. Like when the twenty one year old, Lance corporal, screaming out directives of where to locate fire how to address fire which position a move in your too, high get down off the berm like giving those commands in having that wherewithal twenty two twenty three I think that's a great thing for the American public to stay because you when you're talking about young marines, very specifically. There's a lot of leadership that's there. And I think that a lot of the junior marines like put aside all like the smoke can hash or whatever the leadership that so many of them showed just getting an objective accomplished. I mean when various specifically when they're putting out putting your friend on the helicopter. It wasn't the first time that was easy. They had that was work to do that. Yep. Yeah. I'm in in like your. I'm changed so much from that time, you know, like I feel like a lot of guys like the guys that one of the guys had to blur face. Was you know, he was literally like I just feel so disconnected removed from that version of myself that I don't want that to be out there as who I am because I'm not that person anymore. I think that when you're that young your brain hasn't even fully developed it, and you're being put in the most extreme circumstances possible. So like. Yeah. I mean, we definitely try to capture that with with the film, and those guys that have they all seen it. And do you still keep in contact with them in? How do they feel about it? Yeah. I mean, a lot of them a lot of the main guys that are in the footage had seen it. I don't know. You know, there's eight hundred guys battalion. So I don't know if they've all seen it. But the guys that I know have seen it. And they're like we had a panel discussion the premier in two of the guys from the unit came three of the guys, actually and. Yeah. It's it's like. They recognize that it's tough film. And it's, but it's also important we think, yeah. To. To sort of. Hero worship not like a lot. Not documentaries on ten a hero worshipped. But I think they tend to. Kinda just portray these kids like everyday kids. Just you know, like they got put into a rut situation. But don't like a lot of rains that. I was with they wanted to be out there with a warrant or we have to come in terms with that like we have to come. I I've been trying to come in terms with. Why did I wanna be out there? In the first place, you know, and it's okay to to question. I think kids that are that are going down that path, you know, in and understand why in the first place found more that you've talked about it like the more that you like Monday morning quarterback have gone through your old footage coming up with what he wanted to put in. Where did you think? I wish I would have done this differently or that differently. I know my story whenever I got shot like I replay it over in my head over and over again, what if out a move this split second later, I could have been dead or a a five would move the little bit faster. I would I would not got hit at all. Did you find yourself doing that? Watching the film like, Dan I wish I'd done this instead of that. Yeah. Many plan in your head over and over is just like, but in that moment, you you you gotta have you gotta recognize that you like combat is the embodiment of life's just not giving fuck like a hot like primaries into it. Yeah. And like. Having footage like of be of a bus getting blown up like when I took shrapnel and having this footage like on camera is extremely like czar rose real thing to like have to keep relating over and over again. And while I was working on it. I just started getting like not to to the footage of Levy footage. Other of other stuff. But then when it when it actually played at the first festival in in, Missouri. In like, there was whole audience. There was a packed house was on is on this giant screen. I just like I couldn't handle it because it was like being there with all these people looking at these memories. It wasn't just like. The content of it. But having joint experience it all just came kind of flooding back. You know, and and I imagine that scene where you're sitting there. And you just say I'm scared, and that's gotta be the most raw reaction that you could possibly have. And you're sharing that with the world like that's one of the most intimate moments that you'll ever have in your life in the entire world. Sees it in real time. And you watching that has got to be like. So difficult to put out to the world like that visceral reaction that you had. Yeah. And I mean, you see me actually jackass a lot in the hind the camera. And you know, it's not just these other guys. It's me to like, I was one of them, and you and just including that personal hominids of it. And in the role of the camera like my role as a cameraman kind of influencing things at times, you know, like telling you just repeat that or like, you know, like China when you said all right now, give me a real answer. Because again, all the guys like everybody has the cancer. Is when reporters came like what we were supposed to say. And like exactly what we're supposed to get across. And I like that you were able to get them to stop doing that. And just be themselves. Yeah. I don't think that could happen with a civilian reporter, no. Yeah. Definitely not is there is there any moments that stick out to you. That are surprising like from as far as news coverage where you thought I didn't think that they were going to report it this way or the response from the marine court self. I was surprised at the break was not suing me. Yeah. That was surprising. That was really expecting. That's happened because they. In the whole process of getting the film distributed in even just showing it places was was difficult end working with the Pentagon and with the Marine Corps. The whole thing was just very long arduous, but. Yeah. I think ultimately, it's the Marine Corps institution can not just look at this as some bad apples. You know, all these in their statement that was kind of their their their stance, which is just like these guys don't reflect the Marine Corps, blah, blah. So, you know, they endangered the lives of everyone yada, yada. But I think every marine watching is like, yes, they do like that is seeing body. Yeah. Yeah. And it's not everyone's words, variances different. But it's can acknowledge that you know. This stuff is kind of bread in, you know, at a very early stage like in even who can't, you know, getting told that you're into kill Haji isn't stuff just as kill Centric. I mean, you're training kids to kill. So it's I mean, like understandable. But don't act like you're these the rink was boy scouts that are out there to, you know, live up to the highest standards in blah. It's like come on man, like just. Be open be honest about it. And don't, you know, don't try to I don't know. Right. Russia under the. I also just curious. So you went through Colombia university. I don't know if you're still there. But that's where you linked up with with a civilian who helped to make a film was it helpful to have a non military person as the extra is on it. It was like totally. I mean. I mean, I couldn't have done it without him because I hadn't there were so many he went through all my foot engine like weeks. He's like super he's like a super. All he does is work. You know, and he's always computer. And he was like I showed him the rough cut that it had which had the interviews with the guys now in the present. And he was like like is interviews. They're really great. But I wanna see more footage, and he went through any started pulling stuff out that I had just kind of like normalized as marine like, oh, well, that's not interesting. Those are just them goofing around fucking off. And he was like, no, this is this stuff is is really interesting, and I've been that civilian perspective because I think it's like. We don't we don't want to get like a. You know, the media slant about the troops. But there's also. An aspect to it where you know, they're kind of lumped in to get to two categories like Dylan or hero. Yeah. We're I agree. And I think that we've talked about that so many times because I think the American public wants every single deployment be like Toby Keith song. Whereas like American wouldn't reality like most people want to hear the stories about you piss out of a humvee go on forty five miles an hour down a dirt road. Like, that's see. That's what they find interesting and marines do too. So if you're Moraine soldiers, sailors, our airmen listening, and you haven't seen combat obscure, make sure you check it out miles. Thank you what. Yeah. I just had one quick thing miles after talked about it on the shell last week. I got a bunch of people damning me who had been with one sex in that area at the time. Asking should I watch it like they're almost afraid to watch it because I think it was we had. Said how it kind of takes you right there. You feel like you're right back in it. It's so much about it that you really feel. But I just don't tell you the one guy said I'm glad I watched it and it allowed my wife to see some of what I dealt with. Why I am how I am now. So he said a sent me a few screen shots two of his friends who were there who were saying the same thing that this film has helped them it's the closest they could get to finally explaining what it was like. So I think that's a really powerful thing about this film too. So really well done. It's awesome so much. That means a lot. Thank you. Yeah. Thanks for joining us miles. We really appreciate him in. And if they if they wanna follow you on Twitter Instagram or anything like that where can they find the documentary? It's you could just go to calm, I tunes. Amazon is playing a few years still in Texas think in some other places so make sure you go to comment obscure dot com. In check out the list of theaters said it's still in. There we go. All right. Thanks miles. Police clap. Thanks, again, two miles for coming on the show. 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The new formula war measure and airman's air, aerobic fitness test against their body composition to come up with a fitness or the chief of the air force exercise science unit said, I think it's hilarious. First of all that the air force has it exercise science use? They said that also not surprise though. No, I'm not you guys probably have one to honestly, all the big deal government. Have it probably? I mean, you can't cut some weirdo jobs. Still I say some titles from the army in the air force. I'm like man, this is like a university veterinary under shit. So Bumgarner said the military's focused on weight loss is the failed approach and one that needs to get that we need to get away from I agree with that. I think the way that we approach that bodies in the military is probably antiquated and we needed to a better job of finding healthy options. His order say, I mean, how many times have you guys seen somebody's very close to making way. They're like eight ten pounds to making wait where you'll see somebody who's like a company. First sergeant or company commander like go to the gym sit in the sauna sweated up together. S just how dangerous man if they can like wrestlers, basically before laying it looks like you were interesting team. Because so many of them would be doing all the crazy shit the wrestlers due to try and just make weight and then as soon as they made wait there. All right back to normal me. You the something maintained? They would also just tell them just don't eat as the like, you go in and see these the meat in like McDonald's and shit like that they get in trouble or shot out PFC winner. Winner would have fucking Dr Pepper. Give back. Yeah. Our ages so Bumgarner this is what they wanna do. They want to measure an airman's B O to max score fitness standard that measures the maximum amount of oxygen a person can use while exercising intently while running in making sure that the numerator in the formula, for example, he said that somebody running a mile and a half in ten minutes. Twenty three seconds could have a veto to max for fifty which is more on the more fit into the scale. So the denominator he suggested the air force divided airman's, wait circumference by his height an airman in that hypothetical situation who had a thirty five inch waist and with seventy inches. Tall would end up with a denominator of point five in a veal to max for fifty in the numerator in the denominator. The point five will result in the score who in the ending that that's just a little too complex. That's where the air force missed the boat, dude, just have a standard not some weirdo. Oxygen number. Like how does that? I mean who goes to the gym be like, bro. On your denominator. I understand this correctly. So if you are a bigger person, your your standards are lower too. You can get the same scores someone else. But that's the key. No one is ever going to know what this like that's why I like it. If you go to if the air force just came out, they they were so on the right track. And I think it's because they're trying to get over the whole space force thing that the space force is going to be a different branches service that they're trying to move past it, dude, just make it a standard just say that if you if you run this fastest your score. If you do this many sit ups, this is your score. If you do this, many crunches, if you swim, you bike, whatever standard, you wanna have just make the standard the same for everybody across the board. Because in reality. I don't give a fuck if you're three hundred and fifty pounds if you can still do the physical standard exactly not about about being fat. Like, I don't like the fatness in the way that makes uniform, but is the physical standard part? Who cares? I mean. I mean, you have somebody like Vince Wolford mentally ill for play on my team any day. Absolutely great, great machine gun that has you're right. You're right. You know to max score in the numerator and denominator. And you like what you have a break your brain. You're going to break your brain. Cheinal this out. And no one else say something else. I think this is classic air force. Like, this is a roundabout way for them to say to the rest of the branches. Look at us. We do math. You know, get over yourselves isn't there, you just going to have people in their blue on blue or whatever fucking colors they wear out there for their PT test just out there with calculators. Crunching the numbers I'm gonna throw up or see it. I'm just like this gross. I wouldn't be surprised to see and advocates out there on what could us is. Ancient no shock air force should be using that stuff. But no, I mean, you make such a point like we said all the time. Like when we talking about females you welcome females in the military, and we don't care as long as you could just do the job at the same thing here. I think back one of my best sergeants oil. Well, he was a specialist made sergeant anyway, he was overweight. But like when we're out on missions, nothing would ever stop them or slow down or anything. And it ultimately did matter what his body looked like or what is a PFC score was because I knew he was getting the job done. So as long as you can score well on the AP or whatever tested branch of the service that you serve in has. I don't really care. What you look like as you look. Okay. A new uniform. What I like to imagine those bubbas who are like fifteen twenty pounds a little bit too junky before they go on deployment. I like to imagine them as a spry. It'll little young Brown bear that is getting ready for the long winter just putting on a little extra poundage to get through a long deployment. Because I've seen pictures of me when I went at like one ninety and I came back at one fifty on forty five one fifty not great. I wish I had a couple of other pounds. If I could go back in time and get my Marine Corps body. Like, I had a slight like, it wasn't a six pack, but there was packs there, and I had those stuff going on at this. Great Madonna arms. Oh my God. I wish I could go back in time. Our before we move onto the last round of the day. If you heard me in cons giggling about the Dr Pepper story with PFC winter. Here's a little flashback to episode seventeen early stages. The auto quality might not be as good, but listen back to this story. It's one of my favorite ones. Dude. Demand a drink to that. When they go home. Yeah. So age. Yeah. Like, you're not really that out of shape, you're out of your, shape or standards because the difference between going home and binge-drinking coming back and trying to do pull ups whenever used to did used to do twenty and you're supposed to do twenty because that's your perfect score. And then you come back and do sixteen sixteen pull ups is still pretty fucking good. You're still in pretty good shape. But it's a whole twenty points off and twenty points for the military or twenty points for marines. For example, could end up costing you a promotion for four months, if you're twenty points off of your fitness score that happened to a kid that I had that I actually went to boot camp with and then we went to Japan together. And it's one of my favorite post holiday break stories of all type this bitch leaves Japan knowing that the day that he gets back. He's going to have to take a fitness test. His name is winter. I'm gonna even out his name. His name is his last name was winter like the season. Winter winter always was base. Basically like pizza dough that put on a camouflage uniform like softest fuck. Just a pudgy little dude who was one of the guys that would join the Marine Corps to try to prove like that. They weren't as pushy as everybody said that they were. But in reality, he really was. And it's okay. Like, you don't have to be that guy. So winter came back from break, and you could just tell when he got off the plane and walked into the barracks. He hadn't shaved which is a no go you better be shade. The ready to go whenever you walk back into your room. 'cause you're gonna see your starting since shit like that you need to be shaved the moment. You get off the plane. It's a long flight take your ass of the bathroom be ready to go and shave so winter walks in and they're like, hey, dude tomorrow zero five thirty out at the P T field. And he's like, okay. He knows that he has been on the fat boy program before like for the guys that are out. He wasn't fat. He was just like dad bought city, but he's just week. So he goes out there knowing that they've been Mont. He was supposed to be monitoring his diet doing all those little things that you're supposed to do to take care of yourself, and every you're gone. Has on his camel pack. Good ago man, like private you're going to be hydrated. You're running three miles you need to get some good liquid in you. And then we see he takes a little sip after he does is sit ups. And he does like sixty five you're supposed to do one hundred if and those are should be guaranteed points where you're a hundred cruncher should be almost automatic that. You do 'em. He does like sixty five the minimum was like sixty two. He takes a sip in it's Brown shit coming up the start as Brown at. I'm like, I know one him. I'm thinking is. He drinking dirty water is what you're drinking dirty water. This motherfucker had Dr Pepper and his Campbell bag while he's PT come on. I sort of left over. Yes. I opened it. And I'm like winter what the fuck is this, dude? He's like, hey corP. It's it's it's Dr Pepper, and this gunny who is like if you picture Marine Corps gun like, basically like arly army and full metal jacket. It's like he had satellite dishes as ears in a just like honed in on it from across the football field can win to. And he was just like who the fuck is that? And winter's like it's POC winter. We went to boot camp, I was already two ranks ahead of him. And he was so and he graduated boot camp as a P PSE. So it was still the same rank ship bird city. Gutty was so irate that he told one of my other buddies Christie as it was killed later in Afghanistan. Chris are corporal d as go to the fucking store by me as many Dr peppers as your little dick Skinner's can handle and a run on back here. So he was making this motherfucker funnel. All this Dr Pepper just over and over and over like Philip back up. And then he was starting then he made them run. He's like this is not your PF t-, you're going to you're not next week because I'm going to save you. But I'm gonna teach you a lesson that you'll never forget today. So he has a gut full of Dr Pepper after being home for leave. And he is running around a win the carbon. Dioxide or whatever the fuck it is inside that makes it fizzy finally reaches his breaking point. It was like old faithful when off in Okinawa. I'm talking like it was like a twenty five foot projectile Dr Pepper foam of vomit. What to say? It was amazing, man. It's been time with winter was like throwing up all this foam like through every orifice in his face and cry. Like, why the fuck are you crying winner? And he's like it's so much Dr Pepper gunny. Pepper goody. He's like he's like I walked he's like corporal running back to the barracks, which is a good five hundred yards away. He's like, and if he stopped saying, it's so much Dr Pepper gunny all the way back to this motherfucker, give him some more. It's just like I do that. He should running back screaming it so much Dr Pepper gun at the top of his lungs on like January third at five forty five in the morning and Okinawa with the resing sign. It was beautiful. And it's a moment that I will never never forget show. He won't either. You can hear the happiness in my voice. I love it would marines or pain. It makes me so happy even now I could tell you are sick. Fuck you just. Yeah. You are. Then number four. It comes from Colorado Springs. I had just almost like handing. Colorado. Well, it's that blessed Wayne, man. All right comes from Colorado Springs, Colorado to employees of a double tree by Hilton Colorado Springs, where fired the day after they stopped serving alcohol to a group of veterans and their families, celebrating the return from point boys made a sign stating no longer serving military personnel and their guests and posted that motherfucker right at the hotel bar. Both employees who posted the note were fired the next day, according to a Facebook post from the hotel Justin James said these men and women were being honored for serving their country. There was no reason to treat us this way fans also say to that six hundred people paid fifty dollars a piece to pay an expensive prices drinks and food taken from their tables, if they went to the west gym, then the sign went up they came in shut down all of our Tristian traditions and treated us like crap he says what the exclamation point the hotel management. Agreed and updated response, the general manager wrote to supervisory level employees have since been terminated me decisions and leave displaying a sign that they create. Which we found area -fensive their actions do not reflect on our principles or beliefs. And this is not how we train our employees. We deeply regret any offense to the service members and their guests and have implemented implemented a training for our employees to ensure that this does not happen. Again. We are honored and proud a military community and their beliefs, honestly, I can see getting so rowdy. If you got all those people getting rowdy where the two people who are actually they're dealing with all these drunk servicemembers coming back from deployment who haven't drank and months, I you'd be like fuck that. Wait, wait than being sober and dealing with drunk people. Wait nowhere and the story. Does it say that they were being a pain in the ass though? Like nowhere in the story. Does it say they were being rowdy your awful or tail borough terrible or anything like that like, and it says, it was a huge thing. Six hundred people paying fifty dollars a piece to be there. And and it just didn't. I'm sure they didn't do it. Because everybody was being polite as Mr. Rogers. I'm sure that's not what happened. I you could read between the lines a little bit that some people had to be belligerent, you know, just shut down service just because especially in Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs, a huge military town. These people had to have been Astles. I don't know. I just feel like yeah. But I'm gonna have a hard time believing. They would make that sign without being prompted in some way. I would also say that even if they did though that sign you had to know that like take a picture of that that's going to go viral. They they're not. Outlet military veterans have the Hilton don't treat. I just feel like that's the kind of thing that you know, better. And that's where I will go to higher management be like, look these. These newly returned vets are out of control. Like, what do we do? Dude. I've been at mess nights and balls where I wish I could put up the sign at the ball that said, no more military members will be served alcohol point because so many people are belligerent. I mean, that's just the nature of the beast. People are crazy. It's a six hundred person event have enough people to help manage that Ben to help keep it under control. You gotta you gotta have the wherewithal to know that. All right people coming back from a deployment haven't been drinking alcohol. There's a good chance that things might get a little out of hand. So yeah, let's have the personnel on hand to deal with this. Should this get a little sideways with I'm saying is going to our newly returned military veterans can do no wrong, and they should have been allowed to drink and break their noses to their hearts content. Do as they also think that they could have serve themselves of little bit of favor. If they added one word, they only have one work to that sign tonight. What if they just said to we're closing down the bar like things are getting out of hand down tonight. The not saying like no longer because that's like in perpetual for pets. Tutti perpetrator perpetuity there. Go. Cheifs you right. I it could have just been for the. Yeah. Like just shut down the bar. Like, hey, like, oh, sorry. We ran out of alcohol or hey, we're we have to shutdown really tonight. Our manager said so I mean, it could be you do have the right as a way of a bar to be like we're going to cut you off or just cut those people off who did it either way. I'm sure that it was to put that sign out. Again, you have to be going through this shit. Oh, yeah. I would like to see the security footage. Yes. I would. And just getting back from an appointment makes it even worse because nobody has drank in a long time. Everybody's time went on in young servicemembers are some of the most annoying motherfuckers in the world when drop. Oh, yes, it's true. Very true. And do you get a few of them together? And then just any sort of judgment goes out the window because then they just keep egging each other on. And then it just continues to get worse. Oh that story the other week Konso your buddy like while. You're you're sergeant was out. Ranking and he jumped up and ran how many times did you guys have to like go corral and find some I like it is a giant pain in the day right now. So I mean, you know, I understand where the the members of the DoubleTree are coming from. But the put that sign up his whole little bit too far. I'm going to sign up next time. Kate goes to a dollar pizza place. Yeah. Do not serve it to military veterans or their families or just came in on the lookout. To face with her nose. Do not serve this woman. No matter what. All right. Let's move on to save rounds and alibis. I don't wanna get into a lot because it's all over the news. You would think that when the Miller report drops that people would find the shut the fuck up about it. That's just not the case. Like, it's the coverage on both sides of political aisle is just so fucking annoying. It's clearly say, no collusion. I think no collusion with Russia. That's fantastic news for the country like bright was no collusion with Russia. But then it also says it does not completely exonerate him. Started of Justice. So then why in the world is the White House tweeting out that it's total complete exoneration. It says it even in the four-page document no-one seeing the entire report. But the Washington Times our Washington Post LA times New York Times CNN MSNBC, Fox News. Every single person is giving all of their thoughts about what's going on in the Miller report when no one really has any fucking idea what it says at all. I'm with you at this point. It's just so tired. I imagine these people all these major networks don't they get tired of talking about the same stuff over and over and trying to find new angles about the same topics. They must so at this point the report has come out and just move on. You know, just as they say on the internet fine. A new slant. But I don't think there'd be so they actually find like see the report like a four hundred summary like anybody can semis. Something. You wanna see? What's actually in the report? Right. I understand that. I'm just saying like saying either way that is completely clear move anything. If you don't like President Trump, you don't like President Trump. You don't need Bob Mueller. The reason why. Yeah. Though things I think the whole thing that was so built up then when it finally happened. It's like when you tell your friend like you're going somewhere, and it's going to be awesome. And then you get there kinda sucks a little bit. So you're like razzle that you gotta like still make it trying desperately try and make it a good time making so built up that when it finally came out, and it was like a died. You're like, oh, hey, look at this. They're just trying to make something of of kind of nothing. I there was a tweet that went pretty viral that was about it. And it said 'cause you measure if Bob Muller like waited until he dropped the report to indict like all the people like all the seventeen people whoever who've been indicted. In like, convicted along the way. That would have been Twitter motto broke. It had all those people in the command staff like get indicted all at the same time, but I wanna dwell out. There's a reason why we've made a conscious effort on this show to avoid talking about politics because it's fucking exhausting, and it really feels like this. This Muller report really feels like win lost ended or the sopranos ended in its series finale. But it just brings on so much conversation about what does it mean? What is it mean this? Let's. Needed to address. I think true any other save rounds. Kate. Listen, if you ultimately decide you need to go to a doctor and have your nose reset. I will go with you. And hold your hand. If you want Hank you, thanks, buddy. 'cause I can imagine that as a little scary to say like, hey, come break my nose, especially because I would be doing that at the VA. You probably have a better chance. Just having like biz do it. Yeah. Yeah. I just think as manly. Save round is that I hope the snow's swelling goes down 'cause like I already have kind of schnauzer Omni. And right now, it's like mega Shaw's unlike nervous to ride the subway. It'd be in public today. Oh, I have one for Kate. I just want to hear you breathe out of your nose into the mic. That's. I feel like that's full airway. But it'll work. We'll be back on Friday with another episode. Thanks, everybody. We'll see then sound the retreat. 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ZBT #168: Wagging The Dog in Iran with Forrest Gump

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ZBT #168: Wagging The Dog in Iran with Forrest Gump

"It's a Friday, episode Jero blog thirty. I am chap soon. We'll be joined by Kate and captain cons. We'll also have young Brennan, the building today's episode we have five rounds in the magazine Brown one. Is it time to wag the dog? Again, the US orders, not emergency government employees to leave Iraq as tensions with Iran. Get heated up round number two a navy. Seal got off active duty and wanted to join the fire department of New York. But it turns out he was too old. Now is getting offers from department all around the country is getting told you're too old. The best thing that ever happened to this guy round, number three z BT history. We dive into the story of the real life force Gump Sammy, Al Davis and bravery went together like peas and carrots round number four, the United States is apparently reimbursing the Taliban. That's right. 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Go to do candidat com right now. Get fifteen percent off your first order with the promo code zero free shipping on all orders over thirty five dollars. Let's start show. All right. So we have a big week coming up this week, actually this week, right? It'll be next. Next Friday, finally got it right. Correct. Okay. Cool. We are going down to Charlotte for the NASCAR race where they're doing their military race at the six hundred the Coca Cola six hundred super excited about that. But not only that Ziba d squad next week is going down to DC. We're going to be interviewing some congressman some leaders of thought in the military community really excited about that. So if you're listening, there is big, big things coming down. The pike also, we're gonna be talking rhinos elephants next week to I'm excited about that. Because I firmly believe if you are a poacher you should be shot directly in your fucking face. Though i'm. I'm a little frightened about going down to DC if I'm being a hundred percent honest, just based on what happened to me. The last time we went to DC dance feet again. It'll be fun. Oh with rich. Maybe. Okay. Yep. Somebody put their bare feet on the train directly on cons, his armrest, and it was a scientologist eating a gross hotdog. Well this time I'm gonna make sure it's me who does that. So don't worry. Nobody else will do that. But, but me, I wouldn't be surprised if k ask the conductor to stop around the Philly area so she could go to wall along and get like meat balls up. Out the window toss me some balls play. They'll toss them up. All right. Let's get into the actual topics of the day round number one cons. What are we got? Well, we don't want to say a whole shits on about what's happening and I'm going to yell at Kate for putting a cuss word in there and four thousand. Them. Still never on the prompter. I'm on burgundy and go fuck yourself San Diego. But anyway, we don't really want about what's going on completely, but because no one really knows. But in the coming weeks, we will get people who are smarter than us and more in the know to come on and talk about the issues that are going on currently with Iran. But here's what we do know courtesy of the Washington Post. The State Department is ordered all non-emergency US government employees to leave Iraq amid soaring tensions with Iran, which backs proxy forces there, the announcement affects both the US embassy in the capital Baghdad and a consulate in the northern city of herbal. Normal visa serves it. Both post will also be temporary suspended as the US government has limited ability to provide emergency services to US citizens in Iraq right now. The Trump administration has accused Iran of supporting quote imminent attacks on US personnel in the region and has used a burst of diplomacy, and briefings to try to win support for an increasingly aggressive stance against Theron Jesus Christ. So doesn't feel that break this down a little bit based on other like congressional leaders centers that I've said they don't think that there's a whole lot of aggression going on from Taran right now Oatley. This is just posturing like that. That's all it is. I hope it's not wagging the dog getting ready whenever there's an election cycle to go to war, with, like I don't wanna do that. Nobody wants to do that. In fact, the recent Gallup poll, this is probably the most except for maybe medical marijuana, this might be the most onboard that everybody in America is eighty nine percent. Of Americans polled said that they are either opposed or strongly opposed to going to war with Iran did nine percent are for it in. I think those nine percent are probably for it no matter what just like suck. Yeah, let's go to war, but the weird part is there's one percent who's like you know what? I'm not sure. About that. Just one out of one hundred people are like need to hear more accurate. Good like take you're more. Because as soon as I hear war with anybody right now unless somebody bombed America or really came after America on our soil, I would be like, no, thanks now that can way to do it, the wheel really need that right now. And anyone in either party who thinks that starting another conflict would be good for an election cycle has got to just be outside their mind. And actually, I heard some interesting the other day I was listening to another podcast. And they mentioned that there's a possibility that the reason that President Trump is doing. This is so he can thumb as knows at President Obama's Iran deal. And if that's the case that is just eagle maniacal to the degree and just cannot be accepted as our president of the United States to be doing things like that. It's a little ridiculous to think that he would just not even care about the ramifications of going to war yet again. All to just stick it to Obama at this point. I don't wanna hear him say the words Obama or Hillary ever again. That's so far in the past that I don't wanna reverence you're Trump voter. So for who, who didn't come in cons voted for Trump. So it's not like he saying this is somebody who's been against them all time you voted. I know and I did not I'm happy to say that I did. And that's fine. But I think he's I think he's certainly, I don't think I'm alone in this. She is certainly changed his posture, and a lot of issues since coming into office, and since running for president and things have certainly changed, and how drastic he's become in a lot of the words he's been using. So it gets harder and harder to to back him. But I've also maintained that I don't care who's in office. I'm going to take each issue individually, not, because I'm a Republican and not because I think one thing or another, but I wanna take all the facts as they are in right now. Go to. War with Iran is not a good idea Kate. Yeah, I just I wanna be a fly on the wall to know, say this is, and there is proof of imminent attacks on US personnel. I mean listen imminent. That's that means it's going to happen. Iran is going to attack us at an kill American citizens, or try their damnedest to beating good point like imminent, and like it's going to going to happen. Right. And that, that is huge. And so I just am so curious, I wish I could be a fly on the wall of this meeting, and, and get the full grasp of what the fuck is going on there. And to know that Iran is, like, yeah, it's it's going to happen. They're going to attack us somewhere, even if it's through some shady backchannel, as per usual. But I just want to know and it has to be a non emergency US government employees in an Iraq. They're everywhere. There's I mean, there's like a whole world of them over there. Now, ex Pat ex-pat cities and everything. So this is huge. This is. This is a big deal. And I just wish that I knew more of now on the other side, I do not think that there's ever anything wrong with the acting secretary of defense or the secretary of defense, having a plan of how you would defeat somebody and more. I think that we have that for every single major power in the world, we have a plan, that's written down some which we stood whenever you're the superpower, the world you should have those plants talking about those plans in having those plans, leak out publicly, not the best look at all. But having the plan is normal, like that's completely normal. You always have that. Yeah. I mean this as the saying goes, not planning is planning to fail. Right. So I have no problem with that at all. But there's no need for everyone to know our business into know what we would do should set situations, take place. I'm just thinking of all the government employees who are left behind who that has to be such an eerie feeling because it was ordered all non US, emergency government ploys gone. Now, then Gary leave, and you'd be like, oh, shit imminent. Wow, that's scary day to day. I think of a little bit differently Kate, whenever I hear the term left behind. I always think of the cinematic adventure with Kirk Cameron left blind. Oh. Sick about driving around and Land Rovers. Boom they're gone. That's what I think they're having a screening of that over there. I think that's all they can think about. So, yes. That's what we should do. We should develop the military to the point where we could just apparat like to use a Harry Potter term, our people back to America like up shits about to pop off, boom. You're back on like Bauer. B teleportation needs to be something that we rely on. And in fact, this is the fun science fact. I didn't think I was going to get into today on the podcast rule. Japanese scientists have finally done the first ever documented form of time travel. That's right. Folks time travel, they removed a cell wall back, one one thousand of a second in Japan, somehow, they figured it out. Let's out starts man. More hundreds of second the Nazi knows what point twenty one gigawatt said, you think anybody was heating up a pop tart in a microwave. The first microwave was. Actually heated up for thirty five seconds and it was good. No, my friend. It was just one little microwave that went through warm something up. Just a tiny little bit. Ryan, Cavs common can't wait shit ill on Moscow's, avid, listener of 'Zibi. Please get on that. I'm going to go back and undo all my bad haircuts. Yeah. That would be great. All right. So I would say if you did a polling Z BT, we are out on war with Iran, Iran. However, you wanna say we are out, we don't wanna go to anymore wars at all. Just give us the today. What, what's your request for break in wars? If we actually do a lot of Afghanistan, I wanna say, go ahead, I think thirteen years at least thirteen years, I was going to go. One further. I was gonna say for every year in many major complex, we get two years off. Okay. I just hope somebody brings halftime oranges, when we're finally done here. Have some more and just have a couple of Capri Suns. Get back in there really be the end of it was like Iran Iraq and Afghanistan and be like everyone did amazing sweetie. Let's just go home over just put it in a rain delay. We'll, we'll be back here fifty years. Yes. I like that. All right. Let's move on around two. Round. Number two. Kate you triggered by this one. We go ahead and let you lead this one. Right. But not in the way, you would think perhaps, the navy seal, who was rejected by the F D N Y for being slightly. Too old is now a hot commodity two years ago, Shaun Donovan was told that he exceeded the limit for thirty five years old, for veterans applying to the FBI. Donovan was thirty five at the time but was six months and twenty five days, too old to be considered for the job. Is that it was a letdown and that he was still allowed to apply and take the test? And then at no point was he made aware that he was outside the age limit. So it just seemed that everything was lined up and ready to go. Two years later, Donovan's thirty seven and still trying to become a pro firefighter. He's also being pursued by other fire departments in cities around the country with less strict age limits on its recruits, and that happened, after it made national headlines like that made it sound like the FBI shooting, all for this guy, the FDA hates veterans or not taking on this navy seal because he's too old. So all these. In other departments. Like we'll tell you we'll tie. You can come home their southern fire departments. Donovan joined the navy seals in two thousand five served four tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and earn medals for valor during his service. He plans on separating in twenty twenty it was hoping to start his post military career in the. F. D. M Y. For me. You know, guess there seems to be a communication gap where for some reason they didn't tell him but I know somewhere. It's head thirty five like at that age. I know you're checking for age limits. I know you know and a not taking away from the amazing things he did or anything like that. But the FDA is notoriously, they get like I'm not exaggerating, like seventy thousand applicants per thing, and it's just such a Wild Thing. So they have to stick to their rules in there or whatever, like maybe I sound like a deck head Ma aren't agree with you, because I think, you know, despite the fact that this guy is obviously served admirably for our country in a capacity. That is very, very difficult if they let him in and they give him an exception than where does it stop for them, right? Because you're right. They are, what are the most competitive fire departments in the country. So they let him get away vertu to, to join. Okay. Then what else are they gonna? Allow, and then it just becomes a whole issue for them that they have to deal with every time they get someone who's right on the borderline. So I think it's just as much as the F D, N Y prior respects this guy, and he I'm sure it'd be a task firefighter. They just can't let it happen right now. It's Charlie stopping at. Hey are you navy seal? Yes or. No. I think it's a waiver like you do the test that he took his Gordon's inside the top one percent of all applicants for physical standards. Like if you have the standard of age, and somebody obviously, isn't you have that because people can't stay in shape pass thirty five user, you have that this dude is in the top one percent of the hill, reformer, whenever he did it also like prince said, if you're a navy seal, you get a little bit of special consideration, because you clearly can do hard tasks over and over again. That's a little bit different than the dude, who's been working at whole foods, stocking meet in the back. If we let people be big common sense. The guide comes in. He's got a rip six is been serving as a navy seal since two thousand five there's a pretty good chance that he is going to be able to climb the stairs that he needs to, to save people's lives because I all about the problem. You'll be way more valuable for the Afghan wide. Any would at any other fire department anywhere else the clubhouse Brandon Brandon fires and other parts of the country. You say New York City fires the only ones that manner will they had has the most people. So it has the most chance for dangerously. You want the most qualified people to be able to fight those fires. So, yeah, I mean. No, that's not that's not even a little correct. So there's I said it. I said it with. That's right. One of the other reasons is because at thirty five you have to consider, how much are we going to get out of this guy? Right. We're going to spend X amount of dollars to train him and he's gonna get on the job somewhere. They might have to consider and again as a navy seal, you might get a little more bang for your buck. But at the reason they have the age limit is because they might not get as much out of that person at that age. And finally again when you're getting like seventy thousand applicants you tweak. One little thing for one little group, and everybody else, they FDM I can't make a move and tweak anything without it says, such a huge fucking deal in such bureaucracy nightmare, but the only other thing on the right where it. Where does upside. But I guarantee he's not the only special forces military who's had this sort of issue, I bay. There's been some thirty six year old ranger who tried to do the exact same thing. So if you want off I in the top one percent you should be good that should. Okay. But what if what if you get a hundred hundred guys how about if not? Bert. It shouldn't be an automatic disqualifier. If you have too many people who are qualified, obviously, you go to an interview stage, having so many if that's the case, if you have an overflow of one percenters that her doing really, really, well, trying to get an F U N Y than I think we should just start lighting. Fires all over New York. Now, you get that, that would happen. But that's about soom. I mean everybody the top one percent would be really changed the amber politics FTE my politics is unreal. You have it's like it's hard to explain but it's just a Wild Thing I think, but in my closing statement, all I can say is let's just hope this guy never winds up on volunteer. Fire department. Honestly, the best thing that happened is dude is probably not getting accepted, because all these other fire departments would be geniuses if they come calling like every other big city, LA, Chicago, Detroit, anywhere Miami, should be like, bro. We will take you right now because the moment that they do that they're going to get positive media, like there's going to be positive story. And they're going to get a dude who is in the top one percent of the New York fire departments running tests win win win win win win win. Get that money navy. Seal guy. Let's move on around three. Round three is going to be brought to you by our friends at shady, rave, eighty rages. 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They might the entire squad is outfitted, even McCartney well McCartney stole her mom's so that counts few out at T-ball practice was shady raise on her face in essentially looked like she was had our entire face covered with sunglasses with a good look. Round number three, we're going to tell you the story about longtime stool Sammy Davis, who was also the inspiration for some of the parts of the forest Gump movie, listen to how Samuel Davis dominated when he was in the at Phnom. Here's his story in nineteen sixty five after finishing high school. Sammy Davis, enlisted in the army his father had been an artillery, monitoring World War Two and he volunteered to do the same upon the completion of training. He requested to be sent to Vietnam. Our job was to provide close and continuous support to the infantry. That's the artilleryman job, so we would sometimes have to fire almost continuously for eight or ten hours. There's long as the enemy was attacking our infantryman. You do your job. And then you may lay around for a day or two. Days and not do much then you cleaned everything and painted everything and polished, you bullets Sergeant James Gant from Lansing, Michigan. He was the Meena sergeant ever seen him alive. And he would make us take each bullet out of our clip every night before it got dark and polish. He was just a bitter old man. Starting Gant was twenty seven years old. You know, he was he was just a bitter old sergeant. And that's why he was picking on us. On November eighteenth? Nineteen sixty seven Davis is unit was airlifted to a tiny island in the mate con delta near Kylie, Vietnam. American infantryman were already heavily engaged in the area when Davis and his fellow gunners arrived. So we landed at eight o'clock in the morning as soon as we spread the trails on the one five howitzer. We started firing the weapon all day just before dark, the enemy broke contact. So therefore, we were able to quit firing and a helicopter, one of our helicopters came in and sat down and a major gut out and he said your probability of getting hit tonight is one hundred percent. So prepare yourselves he got back in east helicopter in a way. At two o'clock. Exactly. And I remember because I looked at my watch we heard mortar sliding down the tube, which is a very distinctive sound and to hear them sliding down the tube. You got to be pretty close. And I've said, meatless said, well, when did we move in mortars and heart said we did. The mortars were just raining, and at two-thirty exactly the mortgage quit. It was this eerie. Hearing quiet. We looked at each other, and we heard whistles being blown like a coach has an orders being shouted in English and basically what they were saying was go kill the GI. Sergeant get. Said, okay, boys. This is it. So we grabbed the beehive around set it on muzzle action loaded in the tube. And we were standing there at our position. Ready for I was waiting for charging Gant to tell me to fire Nonoo not to fire until he said far no matter what was happening and I could see the enemy all around us. They were doing mass Salt Lake's. Then he said fire and I pull lanyard. Weapon went off did its job. But the enemy had set up a rocket across the Radic cross the river from me. And when I fired yet they fired up my Mozell black. Get the shield gloomy off the peace. It also hit sergeant Gant right in the chest. And the last thing I can remember what Sergey can't just disappearing into the darkness. Will the enemy started turning my howitzer around supposedly, to fire turn fired of our guys if I'd been awake? I would've known that our next gun back was gonna fire beehive around standing rule as you never let me take control of the weapon common sense. But I was not. I was unconscious. So when the enemy started picking my house, or up to fire it Bill few from rising sun. Ohio fired the beehive. A beehive around affectively turns the one, oh five howitzer into a shotgun. It fires eighteen thousand little darks behind arch from mid thigh up to an including my fourth lumbar vertebra ahead about thirty beehive holes that just pass through ahead of flak jacket on, which is the only thing that saved my back when they fired the beehive at me. It what me up and I rolled over and I rolled face up and bottom of my FOX, so when I'm looking up and I could see all these pretty lights going right over the top of my foxhole. And I thought, wow, it's just like Christmas. My hearing went like turn stereo from zero to fifty. You know, went from hearing nothing within just a very short period of time it got loud enough that I should the smoke started clearing out on my head. And I'm starting to realize what's happening in those who weren't just pretty lights. They were tracers. So I kinda raised up on one elbow. I looked down, and there was a hundred and fifty to two hundred enemy right there. We'll have picked up my sixteen. I had twelve clips which is roughly about one hundred and eighty rounds. And I started doing my job was soldier. Would just like like living in a bad dream, you know, no matter what I did. It's like I wouldn't do nothing to him. It was a reinforced battalion was fifteen hundred against forty two kids and they just kept coming. Well, I fired the last rounds and I didn't think that I'd probably going to see daylight but it wouldn't won't quit. Because I thought, well, if, if, if five. Don't do my job. This guy's behind me ain't got a chance. So if it we'll see if I can get off, one round from the house, or show us ground around found to be high round of set it on muzzle action, found the canister that had not been fired had to find the powder, because we'd had everything set up nice and orderly and naturally, the mortars had blown everything askew. Now the enemy still doing their job. I mean there ever worked. So I was having to Haydn lay in the water and they'd run over me. And finally got found all the components and I loaded the peace, a pull the land the gun, didn't go. It went when pull the lanyard. It went pop. And my heart just sunk. This was my last effort. And but I could feel the gun kind of going. And then it went off, and it went. I had overcharged bigger, that's only going to get one round I wanted to be maximally effective. So I feel the canister full loose powder later. They told me this, we have we thought that you'd rigged up some kind of big flame thrower or something because of all that wet powder. That's why it didn't go off mmediately. Well, I was still alive, and I thought, well, maybe I can get off one more round while I one more rounded. Until I had heard someone across the river shouting, don't shoot. I'm a GI and I seen Gwendal Holloway. My brother standing up waving these Boonie hat, seen don't shoot. I'm a GI. I said my God. Somebody's gotta go getting. By this point. My body was in real feeble condition. And I knew I couldn't just run down there and swim across the river. So if it well, I'll find air mattress. That's what the army had given us to sleep on, so I crawled down to the river swim across the river stash. The air mattress in the bushes, started making back to where last seeing when they'll stand, there was a foxhole there. And instead of just one man being in there were three men. I knew I didn't have the strength to make three trips. It had taken me about forty five minutes to make that trip over to that. So that point. And I was just getting so tired. So I asked the man above you, give me the strength to carry all three my brothers. At one time, he spied his massive injuries. And the unremitting ferocity of the Viet Cong attack Davis, made to agonizing trips across the river shuttling his wounded and pensions to relative safety. They pull Jim up on the Bank started doing what they could for him. And I started crawling back to help. Bill fuse, guys, when I came across my me. No sergeant Gan. About half his body was in water had this big hole chest, and he couldn't talk, but he picked his hand and foot. My sergeant wants me to hold his hand. So I kind of crawled up, and I'd rather hold I still was hoping that he was going to tell me what to do next. You know, and I grabbed a hold of his hand, and I looked down in his eyes. The light bulb that comes on your head that your daddy always told you about the light bulb came on all these things that he had polishing the Bullock, the beehive around setting the time fuse on setting up a hundred degree heat with a blindfold sergeant yet shared with us, the things that he knew was going to help us about. And when I looked down, these is I knew that he didn't hate me that he left me. You got love somebody a whole lot to, to pick on teach them things. Jim Dykstra, was one of the last people that we loaded on the helicopters. He was with our dead. The medic and the helicopter seen a bubble come up through the chest wound that Jim hadn't his chest. He'd been shot chest, also and took a stethoscope off and put it on his heart and had heartbe and Jim Dykstra is alive. And well today living in Salina, Kansas, I got to hold Jim dusters grandbabies. What an awesome feeling knowing that if I hadn't done my job when I was just a kid, that's just precious. Little thing would not be here. There were Levin of us left standing that morning out of the forty two that started, twelve county me the other eleven men are the men that put me in this. I didn't do anything heroic. I did my job. That's what soldiers new. It was one of these given that night, there should be at least forty two of them because if any one of us had not done their job, there would be none of us. Of I it's it sounds silly, perhaps, to say that I went to war and found out about. What real love is. I didn't go to war to kill people. I went to war, because I love my daddy. I want him to do proud of me. I went to war. Because of my grandpas. I love my country. And when I got over there. The reason why we fought. So hard was because we discovered we loved each other. We were all we had. And they became brothers. We became better and that's lasted. It's been thirty six years. And those men that I fought with are still my brothers. So I learned about what real obvious. Okay. So let me explain what happened here because in throughout this week, military dot com has been saying the real life, Forrest Gump is going to be coming to the National Mall to give a speech on Memorial Day weekend. And I was like holy shit. I didn't even know there was a real life force. I expected the due to actually be named Forrest Gump medal of onerous or the story based on it. So whenever I started listening to Sammy Davis story. I was like, really disappointed because he idiot. Going to be somebody who spoke slow just like Forrest Gump. But that's not what happened. So they are using military dot com is using a little bit of fake the funk, I'm gonna say, it's fake news com. I'm accusing fake news. Because the only thing this guy did in forest Gump was they used his body, whenever Lyndon Johnson, hangs, the medal of honor, our, our LBJ. I'm sorry. Lyndon johnson. Fun. So whenever Lyndon Johnson hangs the medal of honor around. Davis's neck. They took off Davis's head and put on Tom Hanks, head to make the scene. Look, really realistic. First of all, I think in PC culture. Now, if you did that people would be pissed if you took an actual mill of honor recipients ceremony in put put an actress head on it. I think people would be upset about it. Seth rogan. I hate to say if you're probably right, it's, it's terrible. But I mean that was just a little movie magic. And that was, what was maleable to them in one thousand nine hundred four so, but you're right. I think people would get out of shape now. Than when he started talking that he was gonna tell. Well, I I'm from Greenville, Alabama. I went to Alabama, then I went blade Alabama. I'm at bear Bryant, but it was just him walking in time, click bait from military dot com. Big tired much. So I mean, I knew I always knew Forrest Gump was the movie was based on the book by Winston groom, and it was a one hundred percent fiction, obviously, if there was one person who had experienced all those major historical events in our country. We would know that person's name, but I did not know however, this part about Sammy Davis, and how was groom used him as the inspiration for the Vietnam part, which even that was very loosely because he said he was right then. And right. Or as was essentially just a grunt. Smarter. This story is real carrying three people out is whenever you're allowed gig, 'cause they don't talk nearly enough about how long these guys in Vietnam could be patrolling to the jungle. What your feet must have felt like look like instill have just a guttural instinct to pick people up and carry them to save the what a story, I'm glad we got to share it with you, incredible from toxic people realize how difficult that is like, if you're listening right now, find a buddy this weekend and asked to pick them up and just go run twenty five melting not outcome. Health actor anything just Doug weight. Did deadweight just go run twenty five yards? Now imagine there are people trying to kill you. There's explosions going on everywhere, and you're for teed from battle day, and you can imagine just puts a little more perspective on how brave this met there in full combat battle rattle. You're in full combat battle rattle you have all your shit. You're trying to get to a helicopter. You're stress your heart's going out of control. Roll you probably haven't changed your socks because you didn't listen to Lieutenant, Dan, they're sideways rain. There's big old fat rain sometimes writing that even comes up from below. But honestly, if you had like going back Bubba would be an amazing patrol partner because you could be like 'cause, you know, you have those Beaumont's in a war, whenever you're just reminiscing, about home, like what's the first thing you're gonna eat when you get home. And then you just be like Bubba. Tell us about that fucking shrimp again. Dude. Oh, yeah. Just starts rattling off. Yeah. I mean he had shrimp for days. It is. All right. Let's move onto round for. Shrimp is the fruit of deceit. You can Vova cue ball brawl bike itsel Tate days on shrimp kabobs, shrimp, Creole Gumbo and fry deep fry stir fry by now. Apple's front Newman shrimp, coconut, shrimp, helpless, shrimp, shrimp, soup, shrimp, do shrimp, salad shrimp in potatoes shrimp, burger real fan witch. That's bali. Round number four. This one might be my favorite story of the day, just because it is so absolutely ridiculous thinking back to movies about terrorism. Whether it's from the Russians from Jetsons from the Bosnians, whoever your whatever movie, whatever country is providing the terrorism, what is one of the main lines that is used from the governor from the US government. We're not negotiating. We don't negotiate retire. Yeah. We constantly say that movies and this round show if that's just not true to ten thousands degree, because the Trump administration asked congress earlier this year for funds to reimburse Afghanistan's Taliban for expenses, the surgeon group incurs a attending the peace talks, according to a spokesman for the chairman on the house, appropriations subcommittee on defense, the money would cover the Taliban offered spent this such as transportation lodging food, and supplies said, Kevin Spicer, who's. A spokesman for Indiana Democrat, Peter, this glossy. I think that's how you say is the defense department requested fiscal two thousand twenty funding for support certain reconciliation activities, including logistic support for members of the Taliban and in March two thousand nineteen they sent a notification letter to the committee on fiscal year, two thousand nineteen funds for similar activities under the requests, the US government would funnel funds to violent group that once harboured bin Laden of fighting force that US troops have been combating for more than eighteen years. The Taliban is, however, a welfare organization much of its money has been earned through a drug trade that is killing record numbers of Americans, the group may net at least eight hundred million a year from the opium traffic because the Taliban receives around twenty one percent the normal income for the Taliban are for Afghanistan as far as opiate goes four point one to six point six billion dollars. So twenty percent of that goes to the town. Now they have pretty heavy coffers. It's not like they, they can't afford it. So I wanna say if the Merican government is really providing a way for the Taliban leadership to stay at a fucking Holiday Inn in Kabul. I take that is baffling them sitting in the Kabul Applebee's, like how much can we spend again fifty? What's are pretty? Getting that fucking Margarita with the corona shoved in the top aiming sure makes you keep that receipt though. Keep that receipt. We got we need keep that recite chaps on the plus side. You think this might be a secret weapon that we're using against them? I do. I believe that this could be a form of torture for Taliban. I think that if they make the Taliban use our defense travel system that it should be equally as bad possibly the worse than waterboarding. I think that's the way they're really going to get like, we don't want anything more to do with America. We've Throwdown our weapons. We are standing post way away. We give him government travel system from your time in the military. I know I went away to training a couple of times on my own, and I had to use this government travel system in the end the one time I ended up paying a ton of my own money through tiny loopholes. They don't tell you about this, and that, and the whole system is a nightmare to the point where when it came, I was, like, almost like I don't wanna go to training. The more I don't wanna do special things anymore because I don't want to deal with get. Don't do it. Imagine being the senior airman whose tasks that help the fucking senior officials in the Taliban with his fucking defense travel system claim, like flew in from here while you should have had it through a defense travel. We have done now. It's not authorized we get authorize you to bring weapons. They should pick the most strict pain in the ass defense travel experts in have the Taliban deal with them. You're right, like that one staff. Sergeant who it's black and white they won't do anything other than the exact rules. And that's who they should send. Where'd you eat while that Beal was actually thirty four dollars? We only offer twenty eight you're gonna have to get justification from your direct supervisor the put that note, we'll see again tomorrow. Today. I'm just patient in Keeton, allied put Knoller seats putting everything in order, and then showing up in the how man this is great. You owe us two hundred eighty three dollars. Yeah. The one time I booked, a room and outside fort Leonard wood through Expedia because it was way cheaper than booking through the hotel directly when I was done. I came back like sorry. You have to pay for that whole like week and a half yourself because we don't we won't pay for anything that used through a secondary travel site. It's not like a Lance corporal, I was like, what yeah it was, too. And you consider like obviously the defense budget is John Orbis. So the fact that they're nickel and diamond lower break, individuals. Like this is petty to a degree that is unknown to most. Well, they have to because that is a more slippery slope than of New Yorker thing because you would definitely have young Lance, corporal young fucking privates. Stenior airmen's dislike oh, I'm going first class where we winter would. Put me in private. I'm going to book a private jet because you said I have to be there by seven. Do you guys think it's gotten any better since we've left? Well, it I think it's the same way same exact system like not updated at all. Somebody got to go on leave from the revolutionary war. And general Washington was just like where's your fucking live? Oh shit. Like, I don't know. I'm just picturing, like non updating the technology. They're like the only way you can use the French travel system as in like an old gateway. They don't have ipads, or laptops. It's still like an old, ask computer even mention the difficult. I assure that Afghanistan doesn't have the best wifi in the world, it probably goes out, right? Whenever you're about to submit and drops it, and you got to do it all over again. Yeah. So we got him in the palm of our hands. This is a great move. All right. Let's move onto round five. Got them in the of. We, we gotta read when we want him. Yeah, we're about to win this war travel. Claims. Imagine if after all this shit, this is what we ended have ghanistan frigging around Crecy like, oh, God. It can't tell what your bureaucracy. I'm about to give up right now. Today's episode is also brought to you by our friends at ZipRecruiter. Ziprecruiter said your job to over one hundred of the web's leading job boards, but they don't stop there with their powerful matching technology, ZipRecruiter skins, thousands of resumes, defined people with the right experience invites them to apply to your job. As applications committed ZipRecruiter analyzes, each one and spotlights atop Kennett. 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They proceeded to drive a humvee around the site and go dukes of hazzard on it in the dunes snapped the axles after the jumps. And all the wheels went rolling in different directions. The Lieutenant Colonel gave them UCF Jay, so you leave your because there's no keys Giambi's or anything like that. So anybody can happen. So I love the these guys left. The other guys is over. Watch in the end the guys watching overnight. We're just like let's see, I think the Lieutenant Colonel here, giving them a any type of punishment is wrong. I think that I would punish people if they didn't break the axle on a humvee by going around dunes, if there's dooms and you have a humvee, you ride those fucking dunes. You got it. I agree. I agree. The next one is from somebody lost cavalier at Jim Claxton, one then long in the delta nineteen seventies. So we have a Vietnam veteran long. What is the heart there are, there are delta, nineteen seventy? L D blowing up surplus munitions out past the runway didn't realize there was a bunch of s included massive self gassing shutdown combat flight ops, huge drifting gas, clouds chasing people through the base pandemonium and isn't CSI gas what we use. So here they are blowing up and all of a sudden, this huge CS gas, cloud just overtakes the whole base, honestly, that's better than getting chased by base. Didn't takes by CS gas clouds is like they should do they should do. They should make like a Winnie the Pooh military where instead of going up and kidding. Like a thing of Honey. He's trying to go up and save dismantling ID. So you basically have e- OD PU like trying to get it out. And the next thing you know, he, he gets a little hungry. So he has Honey snack and triggers all the CS gas, come out of the heightened said. I don't know how. No, that's fine. Fuck you guys this next one is definitely not as sweet as Honey might say chaps ex that Kate great like said be Indian naval officer who cost the country over a billion dollars by not closing the hatch on a submarine, and I'd never heard that Lord job. I looked it up in two thousand seventeen the Indian navy hit a speed bump, when the country's first nuclear missile submarine, costing two point nine billion. So basically three billion dollars got flooded. It was human error that allowed one or two flood, the subs propulsion compartment after officers tailed to secure one of the external hatches. They forgot to close the door on a three billion taller submarine conflict. You're the hatch guy. All right. We're going to your Admiral to explain what happened that had better be the tightest parade rest that you have. Ever gone to in your life. You had one job guy. This one at J meadows said we had a single lightning bolt strike three of are F eighteens flying in a row when it was all said and done. We had to replace one canopy to radio in three horizontal stabs. So basically one bolt took out three jets. Luckily was okay. He told me that read them in horizontal stabs, where things I would have thought that somebody in the nation community was making it up. Yeah. I thought they were messing with us. But that's almost impressive that you gotta lightening strike. I would say go play the lottery. That's an I asked a guy at the end of the night at the barn Lincoln wanna go do some horizontal. Stabs. Anyway. Final one at bell Rory said had an E five put truck nuts on an M wrap and drive that son of a bitch down main street. Disney fob bag room sergeant majors having strokes all around that day. So truck nuts going down the main, the main thing at thaw Bagaram causing all sorts of trouble. Why don't they have like, you know, the hitches whenever you back up into a trailer where you don't have to actually put the ball onto it. We're connected the truck vaginas, where he just like doing where it's like, I don't know what you would call it like a coochie clutch, I guess, I've been saying that for years, I don't know where it is. You have been saying that for you. Let's take a shark thing. I will say, I never understood that the, the uproar about the Trump nuts on the humvees that never. I mean, maybe because I'm a male the main, but I don't. Do you think that's defined on? Okay. You see, do you see here leadership style is bizarre. You you're totally against somebody saying strip club. But you don't mind Diggle tests, go swinging on the back of a Humby. Hey, man. I just tried to keep you guys guessing I try to approach the mom my talents. Yeah. Yes, we can hang some flats next to it. I don't care. Yeah. Drug titties. Check bits Swing-low-sweet-chariot s-. That's like, because I'm not a regular officer. I'm cool officer Easter. All right. Say, say round alibis, we'll start with you Kate anything again. I just want to give me out to Kyle who's been running our zero block thirty social media. If you don't follow us on Instagram and Twitter at zero blog thirty and then I'm just so excited for not this weekend, but the following weekend too. I mean the following whole week and everything just to go down to DC with you guys. And then from there to head to Charlotte for the Coca Cola six hundred I really cannot wait, our guy, Cory la-, joy reached out news. Stop by a high so race car drivers in how I feel like we're getting them with NASCAR. I'm like, oh, yeah, my buddy. You know, he's a driver, Corey join these people, but I just like I've gone to this'll be my third race in the matter of a couple of months in, I just I'm just in love it. And I can't wait to go with you guys in particular. So. I'm just real excited. Can you think quarterly Joyce, cute? I think he's married very handsome on. I don't know. I don't think he is. Maybe he wants to do horizontal stay up. Much cons anything. Yeah, I know you guys blog about it, and you talked about a radio but we didn't really react on here. Yet about chaps first pitch and chaps. I don't know what to say really like, you know, that hasn't been set already. But I'm sorry really all I wanted to say. I don't guy there's not anything that I could give fuck lots about. It worked out for the best because he went viral. Yeah, it's totally fun. And Bruce, Willis, did it the next day. So it's totally fine. I am excited about seeing people does that concert. You just want to say, you know, you look like you looks like one of those block dolls outside a car dealership trying to throw a baseball or maybe like he looked like a like an eight month old who can't yet stand up can sit up and throw a baseball, what else you kind of like the reverse Henry Rohan Gardner when he broke his arm. It could throw really, well, except when you had your vasectomy all your athleticism, got zapped out of you. One more. That's all I got. No. Keep going wait. I love, you know seriously. That's actually got to be one of the core things to do as, as a fan of sports to be able to go out and throw first pitch anywhere it wasn't cool. It wasn't really that cool now was going to be cool, whenever I thought, I was the only one there's like five other people fucking out there with me. Manily stadiums. But still I'm honored honor I've ever had. Anyway, big week for you chaps next week. You got the whole week ahead of you meet them, you want to get into that a little bit. I think I did at the start of the show. Did you say you're not you're coming up to the office for the new office for the first time you didn't know that? Yeah, we're doing that. And then go on to DC and then go into Charlotte. Big week should be very, very fun. I think that's it. We will have I say this all the time, but I feel like the next of ubt might be the best stretch that we've had in a long while we have big time episodes coming. We're going to get in a lot of people have asked us on social media the last couple of week two about some of these murder cases that's going on talk about the pardons. We want to cover those stories but we're also waiting to get people on who are really experts in the matter. So once we get that going, we will address those issues, please, please, please. If you're listening, President Trump do not go to war with Iran will we were ill least while we're in Charlotte because we. Will not have time to update. Hope updates. Hundred. Maybe.

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