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Audio Cut in Speech on Black People’s Role in Memorial Day

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 2 months ago

Audio Cut in Speech on Black People’s Role in Memorial Day

"Organizers of a Memorial Day ceremony in Hudson Ohio turned off the speakers microphone retired army lieutenant colonel Barnard counter began talking about how freed black slaves had honored fallen soldiers soon after the civil war royal date was first commemorated by an organized group of black freed slaves organizers of the ceremony said that part of the speech was not relevant to the program's theme of honoring the city's veterans at one point captors Mike was caught off the board early whether Charles's deck two minutes at the eleven minute speech was silenced captors says this is not the same country he fought for A. J. Mike the Ohio American Legion says it's investigating it's national commander says the legion deplores racism and reveres the constitution I'm a Donahue

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President Biden Awards Medal of Honor to Korean War Hero

Larry Elder

00:56 sec | 2 months ago

President Biden Awards Medal of Honor to Korean War Hero

"Is awarding his first medal of honor to a 94 year old retired Army colonel for bravery more than a half century ago in the Korean War. In remarks during a Medal of honor ceremony at the White House, president Biden said Colonel Ralph Puckett continues downplaying his bravery. Your first response to us hosting this event was You ask why all the fuss while the fuss? Can't they just mail it to me? I was gonna make a joke about the post office. But it started not to do that. Colonel Puckett. After 70 years rather than military. I would've walked into you over two days in November. 1950 Puckett is first lieutenant help the eighth U. S Army Ranger company to secure a strategically important hill. Market sprinted across the open area to draw fire so that Rangers could find and destroy enemy positions. Biden called him a true American hero. On Wall

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Biden Bestows Medal of Honor on Korean War Veteran

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 2 months ago

Biden Bestows Medal of Honor on Korean War Veteran

"President Biden has awarded his first medal of honor to a retired army ranger for bravery during the Korean War to date we are hosting a true American hero ninety four year old Ralph Puckett junior is an army legend and the president says the award is long overdue more than seventy years overdue last year's defense policy bill removed a requirement that such awards to be given within five years of a valorous act the president says he was told pockets response to the White House ceremony was to ask why all the fuss suggesting they could have just mailed him the metal colonel pocket after seventy years rather mail it you know to walk to to you Sager mag ani Washington

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Senate confirms retired Gen. Lloyd Austin to lead Pentagon, making him nation's first Black secretary of defense

Dave Ramsey

00:25 sec | 6 months ago

Senate confirms retired Gen. Lloyd Austin to lead Pentagon, making him nation's first Black secretary of defense

"Both the House and Senate granted a waiver to defense secretary nominee retired Army General Lloyd Austin granting him eligibility for the post years earlier than normal. Richard can to ABC News It's worth, noting General Lloyd Austin will be the first black secretary of defense and U. S history. Also today, the Senate Finance Committee approved Janet Yellen's nomination as Treasury secretary. If confirmed, she would become the first woman to hold the

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Senate confirms retired Gen. Lloyd Austin to lead Pentagon, making him nation's first Black secretary of defense

Rick Hamada

00:16 sec | 6 months ago

Senate confirms retired Gen. Lloyd Austin to lead Pentagon, making him nation's first Black secretary of defense

"Senate this morning confirmed retired Army General Lloyd Austin as defense secretary. The Yays are 93 the knees or two and the nomination is confirmed. He's the first black secretary of defense retired four years ago. Defense secretaries are supposed to have been civilians for at least the last seven years, but Congress approved a waiver.

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Yellen urges Congress to do more to fight pandemic recession

AP News Radio

00:56 sec | 6 months ago

Yellen urges Congress to do more to fight pandemic recession

"The Senate is taking the first steps tomorrow to consider Joe Biden's nominees for cabinet positions including Janet Yellen Biden's pick for treasury secretary in her remarks prepared for a Tuesday confirmation hearing before the Senate finance committee former fed chair Janet Yellen will ask the new Congress to do more to fight a deep pandemic induced recession other cabinet nominees will address Senate committees are all a hundred may orcas for homeland security secretary secretary of state nominee Antony Blinken Averell Haynes is director of national intelligence and Lloyd Austin a recently retired army general who would need a congressional waiver to be confirmed as secretary of defense typically the Senate's already vetted some nominees confirming them on inauguration day but this year attention transition and violence in Washington has led to delays Jackie Quinn Washington

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Brazil's President Downplays Pandemic Despite Rising Cases In His Hometown

Weekend Edition Sunday

06:24 min | 7 months ago

Brazil's President Downplays Pandemic Despite Rising Cases In His Hometown

"Acknowledges this or not. President Trump leaves office next month with an awful statistic attached to the last year of his administration. The number of Americans who have died from the coronavirus The U. S. Has led the world for months in covert 19 deaths behind the U. S. Is Brazil, but so far the pandemic has done little damage to the standing of its president. Joy your Bolson Aro. The latest coronavirus hot spot is his hometown Rio. Deja, narrow. NPR's Philip Reeves is there and sends this report. Wear outside a bar below the Sugarloaf Mountain. Thies drinkers don't seem worried by this city's new surgeon deaths or the growing waiting list for beds. Hundreds of mass close people crowd together. The only bubbles here are in beer glasses when the pandemic began, most people in this part of Rio tried to follow the rules. Closed businesses and stayed home. Medical experts approved Brazil's president president did did not not broke broke apart apart point point My My sure sure Jacob Jacob Ostinato Ostinato downplayed downplayed the the Corona Corona virus virus from from the the start. start. His His chest chest ized ized governors governors and and mayors mayors for closing local economies. He surged Brazilians not to be cities. Everyone has to die sometime, he says. When Brazil's death count rose above 5000 back in April. Also not a was asked to comment. Okay, let me get prosecuted so well, the president replied. Sorry. What you want me to do about it? That number is now above 190,000 Thea. Other day, Boss Narrow, addressed a packed crowd of supporters. He didn't wear a mask, nor did most of them. In Rio shot A Marcus watches both scenarios conduct with alarm that's led you those are the epitome it off of there, like a market is a community leader here in seduction, today's or city of God, It's one of Rio's many for Bella's about 1.5 million people live in them, They're often pour over crowded neighborhoods neglected by government. When covert arrived, Marcus and his fellow activists decided the city of God must protect itself. Those introducing the six inch think faith. We launched the social media information campaign, explains Marcus. He handed out masks and went door to door urging residents to socially distance. You said back out of the temple market, says his mission became harder after Boston Otto called the Corona virus a little flu. Both Granados stands since the beginning, absolutely pushed people to think there was nothing going on. It wasn't serious or they didn't need to do anything that I said Williamson is from catalytic communities along profit that supports community development in for Bella's. She says, when someone who must work to survive here's both scenarios messaging. She just thinks, okay, well, if the direction from the top is that there's no big deal, then I can go back to business. As usual, Williamson's organization runs a project tracking covert cases in the favelas. It's long, several 1000 deaths, but condition too tough and getting reliable data is difficult. I don't trust the numbers at all. Just don't the true picture is likely, much worse. Got it inspects units downtown toe. Williamson recently chaired an online conference in which people from for Bella's talked about what they're going through now, my only a disguise his name look a sugar, which our people are dying at home because they can't get healthcare, says A woman called Anna Paulus. Alice Ela says, C'mon, I opened is seen amiable, another handle a local service. Says she lost five friends to covet in one week. When both scenario took office, many commentators derided him as a know nothing. Retired Army captain from the far right, that's wrong, says Marcus Nobly, He's Glover. Of course, his clever he's clever in his cunning. Nobody has written a book about bullshit, narrow and is one of his faces critics. Let's get rid off this discourse that postal nado is dumb that both tomorrow is crazy. He doesn't strategy. You think that he's stupid? He's not both the knowledge popularity has actually gone up since the pandemic began. He made a bet that despite the thousands of deaths at the end of it, Brazilians will care about their jobs. All of the stone cool is professor of international relations at the Should Tulio Vargas Foundation in Sao Paulo, Even though his strategy can be considered to be morally reprehensible, you know, from an electoral point of view. It's actually quite effective. Both scenarios. Unexpected popularity also has a lot to do with money worried about soaring unemployment, his government's funding the most costly welfare program in Brazil's history. It's making emergency payments to 65 million of the poorest Brazilians. Well, God, by shown on that plan was in fact approved by Congress. Yet the president's getting the credit while other side's going there, Jenny, Although President Chinese there was another, it was a brilliant idea says You've done the same thing. Silver sells coconuts and cocktails. On a beach in Rio called Prive Amillia. He was stuck at home for several months because his beach was closed by Cove it when we do we've got step Gordon Carter. That was really tough, He says. Emergency payments about $120 a month. Helped his family survive that silver used to be a leftist, You know? God, I miss you both on audio. If we my everyday my Jamie. He says that the next election, both Sanada gets his boat real dish. Nero is now gearing up for the new year in an unusually subdued mood. Normally, there's this to look forward to a massive New Year's Eve party for more than a million people on Copacabana beach that's canceled. Most here are waiting for the vaccine. Even that is a source of friction with boss and arrow. Medical experts want as many Brazilians as possible to be vaccinated. The president's critics say he seems to want the opposite. Bull scenario has said mandatory vaccinations off a dog's, which you will know what time I was here, he says. He won't be having one it punch it up. And that's that.

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Trump-Kemp Dispute Creates Rift Within Georgia GOP as Runoff Elections Nears

Weekend Edition Sunday

04:31 min | 7 months ago

Trump-Kemp Dispute Creates Rift Within Georgia GOP as Runoff Elections Nears

"You might need to win an election is a unified message. But Republican unity is hard to come by in the state of Georgia. Right now, President Trump has called Governor Brian Camp a fool and a clown for refusing to overturn President elect Joe Biden's victory there. Kemp says intervening in the election would be illegal and pressure over that dispute is creating a rift within the state's Republican Party just three weeks before runoff elections that will determine control of the Senate from member station to be Abie in Atlanta ever hurt reports Earlier this month, Governor Brian Kemp gave a press conference at the state Capitol about George's plan to distribute the Corona virus vaccine. Well, good afternoon, everyone. First of all, let me thank you for joining us today. Also, the elephant in the room is politics and on the Facebook Live comments. It's center stage. This man has turned his back on his Republican Party, writes one Georgian Can't believe I voted for you. Camp sellout, says another. And don't bother to run again. You're finished. Needless to say, Georgia Republicans are divided right now. Some lawmakers air calling to override the governor and back the president by demanding a special session of the Legislature. We're here in Athens today, Bert Jones with US And bring the beach part of the gang of four, putting out a petition demanding a special session. They're trying to go around the governor they need to Republican State Senators, Jones and Beach were on the John Fredericks Show and National Pro Trump Radio program. Last week, they alleged large scale voter fraud, which Republican election officials have said didn't happen. Here's beach and I can tell you if we do not fix this, and that's why I'm so adamant about this. I'm so fearful. That we're gonna wake up January 6, and we're not gonna like what happened because it's not going to be a fair election. Beach and Jones are responding to pressure from their pro trump constituents like those tearing camp apart on the Internet and calling in on this show, Let's get to the phone lines. Where we have Caroline from Sandy Springs carry these senators, some say, are ready to break the law to back President Trump. But Caroline wants them to know it's still not enough. We are mad on being very nice right now. We need you to step up into your part. We need you to stand up for us. Now. The pressure is so fierce on Republican state lawmakers, it was difficult to find someone willing to speak on the record for this story. They're worried about being targeted. But one did. My name was Chuck Martin represented 49th district up in North Fulton County. Martin is a longtime Republican. He spent 18 years in the General Assembly and wishes President Trump won the election. But he liked the governor doesn't believe the Constitution allows the Legislature to intervene That hasn't stopped tens of thousands of emails from flowing in. I'm getting an email that says, Stand true to your oath of office do this. But standing true to my oath of office doesn't allow me to do that. It's been the most frustrating moment in his public service career, he says, because some people have been completely convinced by misinformation. Like one retired army colonel who is pushing for the election to be overturned. Martin responded with language from the state Constitution, saying, Please explain how I can legally do what you're asking me to do. And instead from him, I get no How instead you know, he calls me a coward. A traitor. You know somebody that won't stand up to my oath of office. That's frustrating to me. I mean, I take this job seriously. President Trump is creating a rift in the Republican Party at a very inopportune time, says Charles Bullock, a political scientist at the University of Georgia as we saw in November of this year The Republican Party doesn't have AH, large commanding lead within Georgia, It is rarely close. It could be the kind of division it opens the door for Democrats to do very well in 2022. Jeannie Bradley is a Republican voter from helps about in Eastern Georgia. She was at a Mike Pence rally this month. And she's just confused because of the mixed messages about the election and about her Republican leaders. But we need to know more. You know, you're getting bits and pieces from all of the news media. You don't know. What to believe anymore, And it's just not the news media. It's people you know. In general, Republicans will still have her vote. But there are other people, she says, who may throw up their hands in this chaos, vote democratic or skip the election. And if Republicans lose the run offs, the big divisions that have emerged since November will likely only intensify in the GOP for NPR news. I'm Emma hurt in Atlanta

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For Air Force Leader, Making Video On Racism He's Faced Was 'The Right Thing To Do'

Morning Edition

07:13 min | 8 months ago

For Air Force Leader, Making Video On Racism He's Faced Was 'The Right Thing To Do'

"General Lloyd Austin is confirmed as the next secretary of defense, He'll be the first African American to hold that position. His nomination comes as the U. S military, like much of the rest of the country is grappling with issues of race after the killing of George Floyd and the protests that followed. Which brings us to another general Charles Que Brown. Over the summer, he became the first African American to lead a branch of the U. S military. He is the chief of staff for the Air Force. As his confirmation hung in the balance. General Brown chose to speak out about George Floyd's death, even if it cost him his promotion. Here's an excerpt from that video message released in July when he was still Pacific Air Force's commander. Think about how awful I am with emotion, not just for George Floyd. But the many African Americans that have suffered the same fate as George Boyd. I'm thinking about protests in my country. Tis of thee sweet Land of liberty. Equality expressing Arctic exploration of independence and the Constitution that I've sworn my adult life to support the fan. Thinking about a history of racial issues in my own experiences that didn't always sing of liberty and equality. I asked General Brown why he needed to deliver that message. I talked to one of our sons. Who was he went to Washington Mercy in ST Louis s O. His freshman year was Ferguson. And so he experienced that. And then he lives here in Washington, D. C and he He called us and he was. He was kind of struggling. With Things were going on. And so, um He asked me in the conversation. Hey, Hey, Dad. What is specific Air force is going to say, and as a commander, Pacific Air forces That was kind of code to me of Dad. What are you going to say? So on Tuesday, when I confirmation didn't come through. I was committed, then that discordant and do the video. And so was my own personal experiences, but, you know, thinking about her two sons. And their experiences and so that actually was what got me to do it. Did you tell your superiors Uh, no. I felt like, you know. I got to a point where because of talking to my son. I thought it was the right thing to do. You are now the highest ranking African American in the U. S. Military. How do you use that position to make it So the younger version of yourself isn't the only one in the room. How do you Increase opportunities for air men and women of color. Rachel. I think it's about being a role model. It's about how I carry myself on a day to day basis so that those that They're more dinner to make can can look up and see somebody they want to aspire to be, like, ideally, so what actions will be necessary? I mean, it's one thing to be unexamined well to be a role model, and that's important. But what changes what policy changes do you think need to be made? I mean, is I understand that there was an inspector general report. Looking into how racism could affect promotions in the Air Force, and hundreds of thousands of our men and women were also surveyed about diversity issues. What actions do those results point to The data actually shows that you know there are areas where based on What career feels ERM and go into made either help or hurt their opportunity to rise to more senior ranks. And so it's how we pay attention to recruiting in placing Eman of diverse backgrounds and specific career feels It's also looking at someone requires. We have a career Phyllis to understand. Do they have some type of barrier that we have not paid attention to? Because that's the way it's always been. The other thing we were also looking to do is how do we work in closely managed those of a diverse background and what I mean by that is just really take a look at the opportunities to prepare them for those positions to consider them. For positions and not make it just the situation. We hope it all works out, but it takes purposeful leadership in engagement to ensure that we are actually bringing the best. For all over me. There are more than 12,000 active duty pilots in the Air Force, according to data compiled by McClatchy News Service on Lee. About a dozen of them are black women. Do you see that as a problem? Do you only aspire to what you've been exposed to? You know, sometimes we might self eliminate just because we don't think we're qualified. So one of the areas that we have an air force is looking at is how do we provide more exposure? To young African Americans. Women really across the board. That? Yes, you could do this. And here's what it takes to get there I often say is We all need to ask what we wanna be able to. The worst air force can do is tell, you know, but if you don't ask, we can't say yes. So we want to put those that want to be part of our air force in a position where we can say yes. Let me ask you about this current moment in our political history in this country, the transition between one administration and another is actually critical to the national security. Are you convinced that the current civilian leadership at the Pentagon is committed to a smooth and responsible transfer of power? I think we're all working to a smooth transition of power. Both civilian and military and the Our job is to maintain our national security. And no matter who which administration our community chief we have, and that's that's my job as a service chief is a joint chief, and our goal is to make sure that we don't have a Any type of security incident in a peaceful transition of power like we've found throughout our history. You have any concerns that there would be? I mean, is it going to plan right now? The transition from your perspective. E think are now securities and is in is Not being threat right now, but realize that also that We're always we don't we have one side of the boat and the other side of the voters are our adversaries, and that's something as a as a service season, 25 play close attention to what the other joint chiefs to ensure that We have a good sense of what's going on around the world as well. Let me ask about the man who could become The next secretary of defense, retired army General Lloyd Austin. I assume you've You've come across one another once or twice. What's he like? Is the leader. He's a strong leader. I think he's decisive. I I enjoyed working for him and he listens. Which I think is an important aspect as a leader, and he's willing to take input from those around him. If confirmed, General Austin will join you in making history this year by becoming the first African American to lead the Department of Defense. What will it mean to you and your serviceman to see him sworn into that job? I think for any one of a diverse black man. When you see someone who rises to a key position, you take a bit of pride in it. You appreciate it, and it also opens an opportunity that where you now think about your own career path, there's opportunities of the head. Chief of staff of the Air Force. General Charles Que Brown, Jr. Thank you

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Biden introduces his choice for defense secretary, Lloyd Austin

The World

00:30 sec | 8 months ago

Biden introduces his choice for defense secretary, Lloyd Austin

"Elect Joe Biden today introduced retired Army General Lloyd Austin as his secretary of defense designate. It would be the first black American to hold that office if he's confirmed, But some senators have questioned the wisdom of doing away with a ban on recently retired military officers in the secretary's job. Did wave it for President Trump's choice of James Mattis in 2017 Today, and Wilmington, Delaware. Mr Biden urged a waiver for Austin as well.

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Biden's Pentagon nominee puts some Democrats in a bind

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | 8 months ago

Biden's Pentagon nominee puts some Democrats in a bind

"President elect Joe Biden has announced his choice to be Pentagon chief but it's putting some Senate Democrats in a bind Biden has tabbed retired army general Lloyd Austin who would be the first black defense secretary a man Biden says America's troops loves its enemies fear and its allies respect he is the right person for this job at the right moment but some Senate Democrats have been against naming recently retired officers to be the Pentagon's chief white with Jim Mattis in twenty seventeen they may have to reverse themselves to support all state who says he's now a civilian leader with a deep appreciation and reverence for the prevailing wisdom of civilian control over military noting he went four years ago from being general lost in two now just Lloyd Austin Sauder mag ani Washington

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Biden says he plans to name Austin defense chief

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 8 months ago

Biden says he plans to name Austin defense chief

"President elect Joe Biden says he's tapping retired army general Lloyd Austin to be his Pentagon chief Austin retired four years ago after hitting U. S. central command after word of his choice leap yesterday some lawmakers raise doubts about making another recently retired officer defense secretary there's a legal prohibition against anyone serving as defense chief who has not been out of uniform at least seven years a waivers only been granted twice most recently for Jim Mattis writing at the Atlantic Biden's urging Congress to grant Austin a waiver as well saying he believes in civilian control of the military but that Austin knows the secretary of defense has different responsibilities than a uniformed officer if confirmed Austin would be the first black Pentagon chief Sager mag ani Washington

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Biden to nominate Lloyd Austin as defense secretary

WBZ Morning News

00:27 sec | 8 months ago

Biden to nominate Lloyd Austin as defense secretary

"This could be a pic with history in the making. This president elects Joe Biden adds key names to his incoming administration, women and minorities. They're getting some high ranking jobs. The Biden team calls four star retired Army General Lloyd Austin off the couch to become secretary of defense. Lawmakers will need to sign off on this selection. And if he does get Senate confirmation, general Austin would become the first black American to be the head of the Pentagon.

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Biden to nominate Lloyd Austin as defense secretary

Charlie Parker

00:09 sec | 8 months ago

Biden to nominate Lloyd Austin as defense secretary

"Retired army General Lloyd Austin is reportedly President elect Joe Biden's pick to lead the Pentagon. If confirmed, Austin would be the first black defense secretary in U. S history

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Biden to nominate Lloyd Austin as defense secretary

John Williams

00:17 sec | 8 months ago

Biden to nominate Lloyd Austin as defense secretary

"Biden, reportedly planning to make some history with his pick for defense secretary. Multiple reports say he will nominate retired Army General Lloyd Austin if it's confirmed Austin would be the first black man to serve in American history is secretary of state. So

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Biden to nominate Lloyd Austin as defense secretary

BBC World Service

00:47 sec | 8 months ago

Biden to nominate Lloyd Austin as defense secretary

"US media say Joe Biden has chosen a recently retired Army general Lloyd Austin to be his defense secretary General Austin who served in Iraq and Afghanistan would be the first African American to lead the Pentagon. Peter Bose has more retired general Lloyd Austin served as commander of the United States Central Command on previously as the vice chief of staff of the U. S. Army. According to reports, he was among three final contenders for the role of defense Secretary Mr Biden has Bean under pressure in recent days to appoint African Americans to keep positions in his Cabinet. In order to be confirmed in the position. General Austin would need a special waiver from Congress since he has not bean out of the military for a required seven

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Biden to nominate Lloyd Austin as defense secretary

Nightside with Dan Rea

00:40 sec | 8 months ago

Biden to nominate Lloyd Austin as defense secretary

"Elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate retired four star Army General Lloyd J. Austen to be secretary of defense. Retired Army Colonel Jeff McCausland says Austin could have trouble getting confirmed off is likely to face opposition from some in Congress. And the defense establishment more broadly during his confirmation hearings. Many believe it. Clear line should be drawn between civilian and military leadership in the Pentagon. This is viewed by some as a matter of civil military relations and a bedrock of the democracy. If confirmed, Austin would be the first black Pentagon chief.

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"retired army" Discussed on The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

05:09 min | 9 months ago

"retired army" Discussed on The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

"So i it's given a take so i pull it mccain. I'd wait a couple seconds and the master-corporal guy or sergeant with me the fugger there yelling at you because they're terrified they think you're freezing up and i'm like no. I just want to win that batman and then just launch it like a baseball right and they're like what the fuck are you doing that. Like hits the guy and blows up pervert. And they're like all right nice toss. Don't fucking do it again. Classic army right. That's that's the for you. They look they win. All right you win this time. You don't fucking do it again or you're done right so scary fun thing. No grenades were never scary for me. What was scary was the The claymore mine all those up. Oh yeah man. That was so intriguing. Few of us in training got to actually put the claymore mine. It's the mine and it actually says this side toward that he does say this side to really you can look it up it in plastic molded into the plastic of the of the grin of the you'd know it essentially like c. four. That's art in in a year shape and on the front of the four is thousands of ball bearings that are about five millimeters. So i was lucky enough. I got picked and training to actually do it in the training ranges of..

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"retired army" Discussed on The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

04:55 min | 9 months ago

"retired army" Discussed on The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

"I'm hey man you get anything up there. I think i just heard some stuff. He's like no. I didn't hear anything and then also sting and they hit the laugh and he's like oh shit. Yeah we're under attack dude fuck and he looks at me and i look at here. Currently pants down. Oh yeah pants down around on this bucket and he's up in this lab like way up high you know like a little bit of ways to not like over my shoulder twenty meters down or so. I'm all like we'll talk to do. What are you going to do. I'm like train for this canadian. Government did not tell me this exercise when you get shot at mit shit. What do you do told me. No one told me man like they're supposed to prepare you for everything. So i'm just like fuck i gotta go man so you just stop. Yeah get the fuck back. The safer place. It's covered in like you know safe material you won't shot at and then of course the live just picks them up with their camera system in their cannon that twenty mike mike cannon just the bill and then you know no more small arms fire but That was the first time. I got shot at it was It was pretty wild as as it was kind of like. Not what you expect you go to war. You'd think smaller fires going to be like in the movies and it's going to be like some guy turns to you and pulls a gun out and i'll sensor shoot ninety and you're gonna get like john maclean firefight knock toby towers like i'm gonna see the guy knows some guy taking pot shots from who the fuck knows where and two or three and then finally one on the lab and made us go..

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"retired army" Discussed on The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

05:30 min | 9 months ago

"retired army" Discussed on The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

"Back of a ford ranger. It's sitting on your radio it sitting on cinder didn't have planes at this point sitting on cinderblocks and this is not like an automated gun or anything. This is one that you've got to use with cranks like hand crane so we're like well we're not even like the we don't know where they got it from how they put it in the truck. If the thing is massive it filled up the entire bed of a ford ranger and we watched them go on patrol with this thing and the afghan police officer. Who sitting in the seat on this. Because it's got a seat in this gun right. He's sitting in the seat of this twenty millimeter auto cannon thing and he's trying to point at cars around them which is like what we did. Because we're trying to. You know you you pretend aimed the potential threats. This guy's trying to follow our advice. Do the same thing. But he's like cranking wildly like what in training. We tried to give them body armor like with same as we were with. Like kevlar and plates and stuff and all this stuff heavy and it's hot. We're not gonna wear this and we're like what's going to protect you from bullets. And they're like is it really though and you're like yeah it's gonna totally protect you from bullets. You should wear it because it's good for you and they're like no. We're we're not going to wear like what will prove. It's not gonna stop bullets. Just just wear so take the body armor and they bring it over to the wall and they hang on the wall and a guy comes back and literally dumps an entire magazine of ince full auto to this body armor which i mean from ten meters away which is obviously shredded..

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"retired army" Discussed on The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

05:31 min | 9 months ago

"retired army" Discussed on The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

"It was basically double the height and they would fill those with whatever mixture they would use to make homemade high explosive and that's what they would bury under oath saying imagine how big that is and they would have to pack twenty thirty forty of them under the road to work. I we we told on our tour. Like yeah the running out of real like explosives. So we're gonna see jugs and those. Those jobs in afghanistan were ubiquitous. They were everywhere because it just just as deadly people use them for water. Homemade explosives are just as deadly in in higher quantities. It's not it's not the same as semtex are yeah am for or whatever so But in the quantities they were using the man. Who's just as dead. Yeah but more visible harder to hide that right. This is why they started digging them in tunnels fuck and that entire countries a giant tunnel system by the way is there really dig everywhere and it's so dry they were able to dig everything everywhere fucking and because when it does rain it because the soil is so dry just runs over the top of the of the land. It doesn't sink in like it does here. So they would have these these ditches the call wadis and they would they would run all over the place when they ran across a road they would have these big giant drains under the roads now their primary way of putting bombs under the road to the super easy. Just go in there. You put them in. So we started watching the culverts. We started putting steel grates on the culverts and they started figuring out ways around. It's a typical. It was a typical arms race. Sort of thing where we come up with a solution they come up with a better method and then we come up with You know counter the counter. Accordingly jesus prisoner and guard we would cut off their supply of Whatever and they would find an alternate supplier or they would find a different material that worked with what they had..

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"retired army" Discussed on The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

05:06 min | 9 months ago

"retired army" Discussed on The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

"Not so bad right night driving. You're looking on these shitty. Just night-vision screens that don't work half the time. And you can't see anything from smoke so all you see is a trail ahead you and you're just trying to follow that trail rate and you gain a almost like probably what you got just lingo with each other. Like certain. words like a nudge. I know announcements as much. When i want to get a different commander. Because he's gone off. A nudge means more arguing. I'm like you said a nudge or a like turn. I'm like but so that was. The hardest for me was driving a vehicle. Because you're the guy driving right and we're always the lead vehicle. Section are surgeon flew the jolly roger like the pirate ship flag. The blocks go across. He flew that above our live band. Tour see yeah. We were warned. Like we're picking up until that they want to blow up the lab with the flag and i'm like surge. We take that down. I'm gonna drive this week. No i'm like oh fuck. We're going to die but he'd play a game that was started on. It was cruel. It just got me. Oh my got but then eventually became fun. Was you'd be driving and what the taliban would do they plant a bomb. But what they do is eight. Have to have a marker so they night it like whether it was a cellphone or a switch right call it in on a cell phone to blow it up time villain off a marker to see they know as soon as you pass this that giant green tree. That's when you're going to go right. So i'd be driving in my surge he'd be like a loppy..

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"retired army" Discussed on The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

04:48 min | 9 months ago

"retired army" Discussed on The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

"I mean they had the same risk as we did a for dying from eighties or or being shot at or whatever up but they had the extra risk of this was their country right. These guys could literally track their family down and find out where they lived. Find out where family lived. And i i. I give all the credit in the to to my interpreters that and they don't they don't have the training near the training they don't have any. They didn't carry firearms right right. So so they're they're literally they count on us to defend them and on top of that. They're they're so vulnerable and they were which is an add on our tour. We did arrest a couple of the interpreters cult him turps because they were giving her location to albion getting sniped off so well. Yeah but that's different. That's not like them helping you the fucking you at that point exactly so i mean like it's like everything he can't fucking trust anybody. Oh you trust them. One day the next day they're getting you killed so it's it's a fucking kinda careful care. Actually i credit one of my one of my interpreters. He definitely saved my life. The one day because i was crying of crossing a bridge. He telling you they're saying there's a bomb the bridge. So i'm like making my way across the bridge. And i got to the other side of the bridge and there was a guy named just like five steps behind the who also made it across the bridge and we set up. And we're like we were covering the other side because they have to be close to detonate a bomb and And no thankfully no one else crossed the bridge and rebranding the engineers. They actually disabled it before it was. They didn't bother. They didn't end up setting off because there was no one on it. Imagine being the guy that has to go up to the bottom of disabled it though knowing that they could blow it at any moment. Those guys were i mean. Holy shit the stuff. They went through they were. I mean as as much as as we were outside the wire every single day doing patrols and stuff yeah their job was to actually go out and seek out the thing that was actively on the tour that i was on. i've been told anyway that it was the most deadly tour for canadians and not a single person that i know of was shot with bullets and died. Everyone who was on my tour who died was killed by these. These guys were out there every single day. Just like clearing these things because they were planting so many of them and it got to the point where they were planting planting. It's like to see the movie. The great escape digging these crazy tunnels these guys were literally digging these crazy tunnels under the roads and putting so much explosives under the road that they would take a twenty ton armored vehicle fired into the air upside down and then it was. It would end up like jesus fifty meters from where it started. And and that's how much explosive they were putting into the road so it was like ending. We we have the the vehicle drove in was called. Rg thirty one..

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"retired army" Discussed on The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

03:09 min | 9 months ago

"retired army" Discussed on The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

"How do you where do you sleep really varies based on where you were deployed and how are you were alec. What what organization. You were part of the cliff if we haven't even mentioned that to start so so my tour six or seven. I was infantry infantry. We're doing patrols where you go to random villages. Some you know are good. Some you know might be bad taba spot and so you're going other we've done soft knocks where you're going to handle it water and pencils a lot of these people. They asked for pencils. It's a crazy kids just want pencils. They'll make a pencil sign that they want the pencils and pens just not. It's like they can get regularly and a lot of the kids. Actually were legitimately excited to go to school allowed. They needed school supplies. So especially the girls the might to arrive like infantry was doing that stuff and then of course you've got your raids where you're going kicking in doors. You're know engage in the taliban stuff like sports and of course he got while you're on a mobile patrol or a foot patrol the engage you and you get a combat get near tech or whatever we got so. That's like what my were you..

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"retired army" Discussed on The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

05:18 min | 9 months ago

"retired army" Discussed on The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

"Maybe edit it later if you want so obviously back in oh six oh seven. Pornhub wasn't a thing right so literally some guy with smuggling porn from his vacation or whatever and you like repay joe literally had like one piece of paper playboy out or whatever right which was contraband. You're not allowed to have that. So allegedly we would have so. Yeah so there's you have no privacy like we're up like in massive gar a mountain. We overtook right. Like it's just literally mountain the eventually put in a couple of porta potties. Porta johns. You know so that would be where you'd go to your business right. So the one time i go down and the lock was broken on the one porta-john door but it's like who fucking cares on shit anyway. So you go you you and your business and these engineers. Who didn't they were more set on the mountain. They didn't really go side of that mountain too much. They didn't for their job they didn't need to and we were just literally that was like a staging area. We'd go and we'd go get in a battle. Come back patrol. Come back right. So i'm doing my thing and engineer just opens the door. And he looks like kind of like almost disgusted. Her in shock. And i'm like hey buddy. I'm a little busy here. You're closing the fucking door. Just little things like that that you would never do human society anywhere else in the middle of the desert. When you're like dude. I'm probably going to fucking die like get the fuck outta here. So it's it's a different place man it's Yeah that's that's the part of that's the part of light guy. You know going overseas that most people you don't really think about i'm very open in your pocket of so i don't care i gotta take care of your logical needs and it's just like there's a porta-john there's like a secrets like whenever let's go page of all were like yeah story involving involved. Yes okay so we're doing another fucking so once again ask. The one tent actually had had to cots. Put two cards in this little mini ten right. And you're like. Oh my god actually get sleep so you take rotations of who actually got to use that instead of like sleeping rocks or mud or whatever it right right so i'm rocked out there and then i'm having the most vivid dream of my life that my girlfriend from back home is literally afghanistan. But i'm like imagining. She's in the tent with that austria medicine. Right eating sane all is most insects dreams most.

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"retired army" Discussed on The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

03:59 min | 9 months ago

"retired army" Discussed on The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

"So what do you guys normally drink drinking on us lager here but if you like if you went home right now reach your fridge any beer could just magically appear what would it be the blood of myanmar when i texted him for this show and i said hey. What beard are you on the blood of my enemies. There's a reason we were friends. Like from the staff have no other friends. I mean we. Hey what's the weiner's prank. That somebody has ever done that. You rank yelp. Oh my god so it got disgustingly horrible once again my ask you course because like we were like living like animals like no sleep. No proper food The furthest izhak oh you see an escalation of a prank or starting between usually one or two guys were like their group another group within the group you know and it came to an apex at in the bathroom and the sheriff so you literally got like two minutes for fifty four guys to shower right like go and you're like what it's another impossible you're not gonna make it never gonna and then when you come out in five minutes and you're like wow. We did really fast go three minutes too long. Fuck you and they make you ron or make you do something horrible right or they don't get dirty against shower again. They don't give you lunch. They don't eat dinner. Whatever it is right now. It's always you're right. It's part of the breaking you down and then building you up model that they do which is actually amazing But at the time you don't realize to build your backup you just start thinking these people are evil and this is what the entire army life is going to be like. You stop you..

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"retired army" Discussed on The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

04:51 min | 9 months ago

"retired army" Discussed on The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

"You could be in the best place in the world. If you're shit people it's gonna suck so we made the best of it and we actually. I love shilo manitoba. Not that is the truth of the military. That is why people love it so much. The people who do go there they never. They always look back on it as the the best thing they've ever done. Because it's the people the people that you're with its bonding through mutual suffering. So that must get you through that like when you guys are on tour because you guys were gone for months at a time when you do that. Do you have internet you. Can you touch base with family or is it just you and the guys around you. And that's why. I mean my tourist to the six two hundred seven so i was the second tour in afghanistan. That's like we're there early when it was like pretty new right. A lot of shit was like we're learning as we were going. I think you're a little bit later. He's eight two thousand eight nine. Yeah okay so it's like on our tour. Occasionally you'd get a satellite like we were never. We actually set a record. We forget the number. We think we will like fifty two days outside the wire meaning. You're not in canada. Her airbase right where it's like you know you got air conditioned room to stay in or whatever and you got like you know amenities food laundry shower. You want like fifty two days without a shower without changing clothes without like you only brought one other work because you thought you're only going to be gone so long or two pairs that's right and you went through those within the first week. We're just going to go back. But every time we were supposed to go back something would happen. Someone blue something up the our some of our cr got killed there I forget name now but he got killed so then our guys were like well..

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"retired army" Discussed on The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

03:23 min | 9 months ago

"retired army" Discussed on The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

"And i'm like dude. I've never even been in an airplane. Let alone do i think i can fly. I don't know what you see me. Just put me in the damn infantry already so that i went infantry and like the recruiter said he gave his cell phone and he goes. Here's my cell phone. He goes memorize it. They might not let you keep paper with you. You're near training. And he goes you call me day or night anytime. I'll get you out of there within twenty four hours and we'll have you in. Mp training he goes. I forget the time it was like a ten or twenty thousand dollar No it was like a twenty thousand dollar pay raise per year instantly right. You instantly start at tha corporal. Yeah and there's also like ten thousand dollar signing bonus or something right which. I wasn't getting any of that. Like infantry you get paid shit you're not there for money you just the regular pay. There's no specialist opioids like. You're like i think cooks get more than thing. It's a fixed scale right. Yeah yeah yeah like. If you're whatever if you're this my first asian this conversation. Yeah but so. And he wasn't lying man. When i went through basic was pretty easy. Mostly just ironing and folding in learning rank structure and learning how to march nut till the end of basic training. They finally even shoot a rifle. I never shot a gun in my life so that was cool. But then i want to was after basic We do soldier soldier qualification. s q. Yes s q and i got sent to wainwright alberta. And that's where literally experienced the worst oman and exuberance of my life. But every night. I went to bed before my three. Maybe four hours sleep without guys phone number running through my head and i'm like i could go down to the pay phone. Call him right now. So was he army or did he want you in a different branch for you. Want to be a different person. Air force usually. It's empty right. No it's every. I said all of them. Yeah i think it's just the general any anyone from any brand can go. But but i literally thought of that guy my interview every night of my training whereas like that's it tonight so don't get the fuck. I can't do this anymore because people think like go in the infantry. It's easy i no man. It's just like the hardest thing i've done in my life like was the infantry's like general laborer like you are. You're like yeah you the workhorse. The whole definition is to like close with and destroy the enemy. That's right you're you're there to kill people that's it. That's that's your job. Essentially right like so when you're doing the training under really harsh conditions and it was honestly prepared me for anything in life. Oh so tour was nothing compared to my s q course so i imagine yeah a little different right but But no so it was. It was definitely unique my path into the army and stuff and then of course i didn't get emerton like they post your grades at a college or something on now. They got a list. And you're like okay. Who's we all wanted because of course was in shilo manitoba which is like twenty minutes so edmonton's like the best one to be at. That's where we wanted civilization that got hockey team green machinegun. I don't know man. Never been so and then we're in shallow manitoba which is like two hours away from winnipeg okay. They didn't have a hockey team back. Then either twenty minutes from it like it's nothing. There's nothing where we were. And yeah fucking also. They put a list fifty four of us to got to go to edmonton for compassionately cancer. Pregnant wife whatever fifty two of us staying in shilo manitoba it killed the airman but then it ended up by what we realized..

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"retired army" Discussed on The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

05:30 min | 9 months ago

"retired army" Discussed on The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

"The rank was master seaman. The master was a master seaman through. Yeah now now. It's sailor atsu so there is no firsthand or anything like i don't know left hand votes enhance. I eat cock. It's got a buddy whose mom was in the navy in the seventies eighties. And when she got a she was an ordinary seaman and she likes to say that when she got out of yeah. I know it's hard to say it's probably. It's probably good that they changed. I mean when when she got out when she got out she likes to tell people that she got her discharge of semen papers. That's unfortunately unfortunately for my friends in the navy that that was my first introduction to the book but they do work are though i mean would you wanna live on a boom a boat once actually know what gusts that i met a guy who's on the naval like he said it was like a year at a time up to see and he said one time he did what he said he was gone eight years years years what he was eight years but he was like for three hundred days a year he would leave the three hundred days. Come back he'd be home for likes fifty whatever sixty five days one hundred four and then leave again eight fucking times in root for him man. That's top man than me. I couldn't do that. I mean. I've got to lose my shit. I've got a fear of deep water. So i don't ever want to be on a navy ship. I'm this yes. I even the whatever. The ferry yeah. The ferry to go to paleo. Did that once. I was like that guy wearing a life vest on the people looking at me like this guy on kilometer an hour and i'm like yo where the flares out of shit goes down dude. It's the you'll be fine. I'm like like just drink like no. I can't see land. Ten kilometer journey. That takes seven hours. He's the one wearing though as soon as can i just. I'm trained highly in swimming. And all that jazz. But i'm just now soon as i can't see land on no give me the fuck find me some land. I'm a landlord. Is that why you chose army. Then i just chose army because I just. I always kind of a childhood dream to be a relief. Gi joe honestly the truth. Yeah that's beyond joe. The show the cartoon growing up in the toys and all that and i to retired military one of them was from The are are cr..

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"retired army" Discussed on The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

04:36 min | 9 months ago

"retired army" Discussed on The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

"That's just the regular wind. Because you did you were. You started there in august right. That's dude summer in dubai. Not great. I started in august and it was. It was hot only. I literally you couldn't you couldn't even stand still without sweating. When were you like near the fall. Winter about tober left around valentine's day so it wasn't as bad for you humidity sides. It was unbearable. whatever. I didn't have that five days give you. What's it's too. I mean it's it's basically just a transfer point where they can collect up of people and then send them all at one. So it's not to acclimate to the heat to. They say you can't five days. There's no way it takes a couple of weeks remember. We're not just wearing clothes. That's what i'm saying takes a week. You got everything. It's it's insane what you carry. So yeah actually. I'm glad you mentioned that. So my partner. And i we. We weighed everything that we had on us. Okay and at the time. I mean i'm not gonna say what i weigh now out of embarrassment every twenty at the time look about one sixty two at the time. I weighed one hundred and fifty five pounds. Okay and i was carrying ninety four pounds of kit. That would be like with your ruck sack. No oh that was ammunition. Body armor water weapon really frightened gear and seventy two. Yeah yeah okay. They ninety four pounds. Yeah it was a lot to cresa. It's more than half your weight. It was it was insane. I can't believe. I carried that on a daily basis and was like i was raring to go. That's all you know even training all you do is hall. She hit every day. That's your trainings..

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"retired army" Discussed on The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

05:50 min | 9 months ago

"retired army" Discussed on The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

"We're like oh yeah you're taking your pills every day like no. It's once a week dumb ass and like now fuck you and then like fuck you and we got in a fight over it. I'm like i'll prove you wrong. You mother fuckers. I go to my room. Come with the bottleneck c. o. Shinya highlighter yellow highlighter. Take once a week. And i'm like oh fuck so most people in this situation. Oh something's going to happen to my mind you know. We're infantry guys we've been yelled at our entire life so we're just going. Oh to get shit because you have less pills on us. We heard when you go overseas. We heard when you go overseas. They line you up and make you take a pill altogether jarhead. So i'm like oh man. Yeah you're right. I'm gonna get so much shit like this. I felt fine. I was working out every day. It was great drink. What the guys. And i'm like we've got to come up with the story. So he came up with a great story. Throw the pill bottle out. Tell me left at home. They'll have to give you a new one really. That's a great story. Someone smarter than making that said this genius. Yes that's what we'll do so we do that and then literally our last weekend off before we have one week of language training and then we're we're flying over right and we're all excited to go and we're drinking and also they start feeling sick. Feel a little stomach and the guy's like well just drink more. Alcohol will flush your system. It'll flush everything. Yeah so. I'm like all right cool. I was never really big drinker. But i'm like. Let's get fucking cy searching. I got to the point where i couldn't my throat. Even swallow liquid at all. I had like vodka and seven would just go my mouth and then just pour out. My throat was seizing up..

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"retired army" Discussed on The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

05:05 min | 9 months ago

"retired army" Discussed on The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

"And they just go. That's when all the the the actual Battles you guys always get the morning intel briefs the the white toyota with him. It's always every. I forgot what i you toyota out there. I'll laugh to myself. Because i'm just like every time we got an an intel briefing will always always. There's only three types of cars in afghanistan was white toyota's with yellow trim. There was blue vans toyota toy van. Or i don't even know. It was a blue van and there was a white toyota highlights and there was only three and the rest were jingle trucks and there was. Yeah then there was like yeah. I wish i have a picture of it right there in the photo album i for you. There's there's one. I want to see all these flashy colors. It's something you couldn't be like you'd think like church street in toronto like you. Don't think like middle of the desert like they have access to these things but they just you imagine to school the jingle truck yeah and not not only was it was like fuck out only did these dump trucks and semi trucks that have tassels and frills and bells. Literal bells everywhere. They're generally harmless though. Not didn't want know they didn't. This looks like for people like because we're not showing this. This looks like a very massive truck. That's done up for like a parade. It looks like a like a close but that was their normal. That's why we call them jingle chunks but they would stack stuff like way higher than was reasonable on top of these. These trucks like the back in the back the you you'd have bags of grain or or whatever as they loaded people not people people in the city. Buses have a city bus. Nobody i mean. That's not a taliban bugle. No no they. The citizen vehicle. Yeah just like regular freight for them..

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"retired army" Discussed on The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

05:21 min | 9 months ago

"retired army" Discussed on The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

"His two beers actually gave mine away to you by the way on drank cheese. Yeah i mean to deer technically. Technically afghanistan is a dry country and bringing beer there. I mean it's it's not socially acceptable. Yeah but Like an award. Is it really matter. Well i mean it's i guess it was. It was a respect thing. I guess they're not only the canadians would do that. You actually offered a lot more than two years. Yeah i was. I was actually in my process of going to australia for my leave in the middle tour so i was actually in kantar which i've never was. We're never on seaside like near-massacre and I was detailed with protecting some french. Canadian like a quebec kwa. Mp or something like that and She i think wanted to get me a little tipsy to. I don't know. Hey she kept saying like you know that. Like i said i can get you more beer. You know yes. And i'm like no i'm i'm good thanks. Just don't do anything stupid. Don't get me in trouble. I want to go to australia. That's oh so if you got caught with something they'd be revoked at we wouldn't get caught but i just i had a girlfriend to. I'm not like that right. So no but i mean just to drink. You don't have to do anything whether oh yes me drunk all the time. I don't touch him all. I just didn't want to for me. That was hammered by not. That must be. That's gotta be tough though because if you are drunk like you suffer. Be kind of like attention. Yeah that's why. Limit it to to generally two beers. And i give you know a couple people get one extra. It's not that big a deal. The kind of the idea is that. Nobody's getting drunk. Yeah yeah. I mean after. Just to boost morale using huge. You have somebody. That's on watch though there must. Oh yeah you sound like everyone on base can..

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"retired army" Discussed on The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

05:01 min | 9 months ago

"retired army" Discussed on The 2 Dudes & a Mike Podcast

"Hello german. I would like to thank you. For listening to this special remember in st episode honoring the former current and future members of our canadian armed forces the courageous members of the army navy and air force sacrifice so much to allow us to be able to do the show. And for you to be able to listen in the small way that we can show our respect. We'd like to thank all of the members of not only our military but all allied forces around the world. Please join us paying respects by listening to the traditional song last post followed by a brief moment of silence. Our show with retired army. Infantry members will follow Ooh Ooh ooh ooh Ooh What's going on my dude. Thanks for hanging out and drinking to do than a mike. I'm your host. Mike and is always sitting across from my favorite dude. Gus what we have going on today a couple of retired army infantry members here user couple off and we do we're gonna do a pretty Pretty cool numbers they show. Yes this is a very special episode for us in studio we have retired army. Infantry members both having to afghanistan we have retired corporal matt lupton and retired master-corporal simon as a party guys. Welcome johnson. Welcome first thing we do right here at the show is Do some shots. Somebody mr army guy is not going to be doing a shout with us. I'm just gonna call you out a fair enough so everybody listen guys all here. Go cheers. cheers cheers. Yeah there we go. You guys are the correct early. The problem i have is everyone drinking on logger. Except me. I think so. Yeah yeah you got some like root beer. You're calling other people out in your drinking root beer. it's five percent number one. I did the shot and it tastes fucking delicious. Gluten free is it really. Have you had this before. Yeah my brother drinks. Because he's a gluten intolerant. I just tried to support him in the best way by giving him alcohol that he can drink rubers that you're greater no actually funny enough. Actually my wife really really likes the sparkling pink wine from pr. I've been seriously considering getting a second tap and having a keg of pink sparkling wine and you do that. It's carbonated just like beer. So when you guys were on tour did you have did you. can you drain it out. Keg raiders. me we ship kegs. I mean is there like a or something not on tour. No like there's a guy and there's a keg pumping the cake we got. We got it because we were there over christmas. We got two beers at christmas time at christmas tour at the same thing we had. We got two years on on christmas and my Team leader was a cool guy and he gave me in my fire team partner..

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Virginia Military Institute superintendent resigns amid racism investigation

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:29 sec | 9 months ago

Virginia Military Institute superintendent resigns amid racism investigation

"Of the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, has resigned a statement today from the school board's president, said retired Army General J. H. Binford P. The third offered his resignation today, and the board accepted it with deep regret. The announcement comes a week after state officials ordered an investigation into what they called a culture of ongoing structural racism. State took action after a blistering report in the Washington Post. About racist acts and behavior at the school.

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