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"royal air force" Discussed on ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

03:55 min | 3 months ago

"royal air force" Discussed on ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

"But this world, I'm telling you. All right, this story out of the daily wire, the British Royal Air force has now stopped hiring white men. This is from Sky News, the British Royal Air force says they've hit an effective pause on offering jobs to white male recruits because they have to keep up with diversity quotas. Several defense sources told Sky News that the head of the Royal Air force is willing to compromise British security at a time at a dangerous time in the name of diversity. So here's the deal folks and it's very simple. If you are a white dude and you're a straight white dude, you are not allowed to get a job in the Royal Air force right now. That's where that's where they are. The head of recruitment for the Royal Air force is a female officer. She resides her post to protest the alleged change. The senior officer handed in her notice of resignation in recent days as reports leaked about the racially restrictive hiring, fearing the change what undermined the strength of the Royal Air force. Quote, the only thing that should matter in your recruitment is the content of your character, not your sex or the color of your skin. So look, the British are dealing with this as much as we are, here in this country where our fighting men and women are not even allowed to be called men or women. Meanwhile, in Minneapolis, there has been a decision made and this is just, this is bonkers. But again, the left will tell you there's no such thing as critical race theory. And yet we have all this evidence to counter those arguments. And there was a story that came out a couple of days ago and we didn't talk about it at the time, but this is a big story. There has been an agreement reached between the Minneapolis school system and the teachers union. So when they have to start laying off teachers, and they're going to have to start to because so many parents are pulling their kids out of public school and they're sending them to private schools or their homeschooling, so they're going to have to start laying off teachers. And so they have reached an agreement between the school district and the Minneapolis teachers union that white teachers are going to get whacked first. Now, lawyers are saying, wait, wait, you can't do that? That's just discrimination. May I suggest they get rid of the white liberal teachers first, but I don't think they're going to do that. If there are any conservatives, they'll be the first ones that will get the heave Ho. The agreement ended a two week long strike. And it protects underrepresented populations from layoffs. Here at Memphis, that would be the Caucasian persuasion, right? Every time one of our local leaders talks about, well, we've got to protect the minorities. I'm like, hey, Ben brother, preach. Because we're a majority minority city. That's why we would say that. But anyway, good luck to you folks, and many examples. And you know what's happening in Minneapolis right now. You have all these little woke stars that are school teachers, and they're sitting there going, wait, what? What? But we love minorities. And Black Lives Matter. And whoo, Ye and tifa. Alphabet people. Oh, it doesn't matter. It doesn't matter if you're at Alphabet person, it doesn't matter if you've got every color of the rainbow in your classroom and you feed the kids fruity pebbles. It doesn't matter. If you're white, you're getting the heave Ho..

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"royal air force" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts

Dennis Prager Podcasts

04:12 min | 3 months ago

"royal air force" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts

"You realize that any body who said what he has said most recently was called a conspiracy a thinker, a conspiracy dweller or whatever the term is. A conspiracy theorist, thank you, theorist, myth. Conspiracy theorist. Well, it really doesn't matter how much the press lies to people. There never held accountable by most of the American people. Neither in what they report or what they don't report. Like will, as I said earlier, will they report that the Great Barrier Reef is doing fine? After telling you, PBS, I read to you, it's dying. That was their headline 5 years ago. Will PBS now saying, oh, it's actually thriving. And by the way, if they do, and I am informed of it, I promise to tell you and salute them for doing so. So the Royal Air force, that's the British air force, has announced that its goal is that 40% of the air force be female by what year was the year. I think it had said the year in the article. 2030 correct 2030. Within 8 years, it should be, let's see. No, no, 30, 30, sorry. Wants to increase the why don't I think 40? Wants to increase the number of female recruits in the armed forces two 30%. So a third of the air force by 2030 should be female. Oh, here's 40%. It wants the ratio of female recruits, that's it. Okay, 40%. I knew there was a 40 in who had read one. So by within 8 years, almost half of those recruited into the Royal Air force should be female. So the question is, if that is the case, will they lower standards if necessary to meet that? I'm not saying it's necessary. There are terrific women. But there are probably more terrific men who are applying to the Royal Air force. By terrific, I don't mean wonderful human beings, but as candidates for any armed force. I have long advocated that if people are serious about there not being any difference in the quality of women police, women, firefighters, and women, soldiers, and marines, and sailors, that we establish so that there be no problems of sexual harassment and any other type of social problem, simply a women's air force, a women's navy, a women's army, women's Marine Corps divisions. Or the whole separate service. Either way, and police and that would solve every problem. Because there is I have no doubt there's a problem of harassment, sexual tension. You know how many remember that on the navy ship, how many of the sale of women sailors got pregnant? On the ship, I got to believe it's not easy to find a place to procreate. But it's inevitable. These are fit, young people thrown together away from every one in the middle of the world in an ocean. It is inevitable that they will have sex. Or many of them will. And or there will be sexual harassment. And God forbid rape. You prevent all of that by having separate combat units..

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"royal air force" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts

Dennis Prager Podcasts

03:27 min | 3 months ago

"royal air force" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts

"Look, they were heroic in some ways before that. Listen to this from the daily mail, Royal Air force jobs boss quits. Claims quote offers to white men or paused to meet diversity targets. Job offers to white male recruits of the Royal Air force have effectively been paused to meet diversity targets, defense sources have claimed. Women and ethnic minorities are reportedly being favored in recruitment drives to meet quote unquote impossible targets. Which is prompted the head of recruitment at the RAF to resign in protest. The officer is a female. Boy do I salute her courage? There are very few such people in the armed forces right now. They should all quit. They should have quit as soon as the mandate to get rid of soldiers who didn't get vaccinated was passed. The healthiest people in the country had to get vaccinated with the vaccine that doesn't work. It doesn't work. I won't even go to the direction of does it hurt people, which it does. It doesn't hurt everybody. It hurts a small minority, but it does hurt people. And it certainly does, it hurts more than it helps. Like young people. But we are decimating ideologically and demographically by, in other words, by population. The armed forces of the western world of the English speaking world. The greatest force for good on earth, the U.S. Military is being decimated by the left. Because the left destroys everything that it touches. So this is now in Britain. The DEI out of existence, diversity, equity, inclusion, out of existence. Back in a moment. The Dennis prager show. We don't know who, and I feel bad, but somebody put some obviously media outlet put out a Montage of statements in the last two years, made by the CEO of Pfizer, Albert borlaug. Here's the Montage. But there are a lot of indicators right now that are telling us that there is a protection against transmission of the disease. There is no variable that we have identified that escapes the protection of our vaccine. COVID to come now with the treatment of 90% effectiveness, personally makes me a lot very proud about and we know that the two dose of the vaccine offer very limited protection, if any, the three doses with the booster. The offer reasonable protection against it is necessary a fourth boost right now the protection that you are getting from the third. It is good enough actually quite good for hospitalizations and deaths is not that good against infections, but doesn't last very long..

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"royal air force" Discussed on TuneInPOC

TuneInPOC

03:20 min | 6 months ago

"royal air force" Discussed on TuneInPOC

"You've used it all on the other side. What is the money shot? I mean, in Wayne's world one because it was, I don't know. I think it was like 35 days. So there wasn't a lot of time for a lot of coverage. The other thing too. You don't want so many choices. And the other thing too, you know, I didn't even know on Windsor to ask if there was what the coverage was. You know what I mean? Me neither. And now, you know, there's been some movies where you can't ask, you know, or I was like, Bohemian Rhapsody, I was just like, great. Whatever. Right, you're a hired hand kind of, right? Yeah, yeah, exactly. And on inglorious Basterds, it was just like, whatever you would like, you know what I mean? Can I say how much I love that scene? And I saw it recently. And how big he made the room and the attitude of your character and the accent? It's so thank you. I love that. I love Tarantino. I mean, you got to be in a Tarantino movie. I can't believe it. I also got to be in a World War II movie, which is also just the whole experience was shot in Nazi headquarters. Are you kind of, I'm just going to throw this out. I don't know where it's going. Are you kind of a World War II historian and a way? Or you're very much interested in that particular event. And it's okay to say that and I have other friends who do it, but you do paint and make beautiful models extraordinary soldiers. Thank you. And you have tableaus of soldiers in their diagram. Extraordinary. But yeah, a lightweight compared to you, but I'm fascinated by World War II. With my parents, both my parents were in World War II. My mom was in the Royal Air force and my dad was in the royal engineers and fought in the second wave of market garden. Where they were building bridges and clearing land mines and making anti aircraft gun installments. And, you know, my dad shot at the Germans, you know? He doesn't know whether he killed anybody. Amazing. He took fire. He's been shelled. My dad was shelled during World War II. And was in a slit trench underneath the truck and he said the thing about the British Army is that in combat British soldiers laugh all the time, they just make sense. Constantly laughing. Frightened and running with the rifle there's laughing. Out of fear, yeah. And I was like, is that just like, is that just legend in law? But then, of course, I've seen a lot of documentaries about the British Army and stuff that they, it's just one of those stress responses, the greatest. It's shaped them, is shaped by parents. It's shaped my parents in a huge way. How are we feeling it did? How do you feel it did in specific? You know, we talk about things like fascism and like that was a real thing. Like my dad and my mom hated any kind of fascism and anything like that and would talk about it at the dinner table and I realized that my friends who didn't have World War II parents were less concerned about the possibility of fascism. Yeah. You know what I mean?.

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"royal air force" Discussed on Airline Pilot Guy - Aviation Podcast

Airline Pilot Guy - Aviation Podcast

01:30 min | 6 months ago

"royal air force" Discussed on Airline Pilot Guy - Aviation Podcast

"Canadians shifty people. Oh, you can't trust him, Jeff. I know. They're worried. They are definitely worried. And I think I don't think just a few of them. I think they're probably all in all. National trade. I knew it. We're so darn nice. Yeah, they're way too nice to be humans. Exactly. This is probably isn't what you were looking for for me to glean from that story, Nick, but I did want to just point out that Royal Canadian air force scheme on the C-47 is a pretty sharp looking airplane. It is actually, I felt so myself because it resembles the Royal Air force transport command scheme of the same era, but it does look good. And I particularly like the little shapes around the cowlings. And the fact that they line beautifully, that zigzag up with the top and then the cockpit, but on the copy, and then the nose. The only bit wrong with it is that funny looking maple. Leaf in the middle. Yeah. But I have to say, I thought the battle of pie. Not to get technical Nick, but that was not our flag back in the 1950s. That's a time traveling UFO.

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"royal air force" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:02 min | 10 months ago

"royal air force" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Be shipped British Army troops and Royal Air force fighters are joining existing forces according to a statement from the UK Ministry of Defense about a thousand troops will be arriving in coming days Ukrainian forces are so far holding the capital Kyiv as Russia's invasion shows no sign of letting up Reporter Aaron McLaughlin is on the ground there where she says desperate citizens are doing everything they can just to stay safe A decentral station mayhem Thousands trying to cram into carriages hoisting their children onto the train Anything to get them to safety As police fire warning shots to disperse the crowd Men in Ukraine between the ages of 18 and 60 are banned from leaving the country and the president's asking Ukrainians living abroad to return home if they can fight for their country President volodymyr zelensky turning down an offer this morning from the U.S. to evacuate his nation zelensky is in the capital of Kyiv according to the Ukraine embassy in Britain's zelensky said the fight is here I need ammunition not a ride President zelensky has denied claims that he's called on his army to stand down in the face of Russia's ongoing invasion A tweet from the embassy said this morning Ukrainians are proud of their president Reports say a new more contagious sub variant of omicron is spreading around the globe The BA two variant is now the top strain of the coronavirus in at least 18 countries Danish scientists report the new sub variant can reinfect people who've had omicron before they also found the BA two sub variant to be 30% more transmissible The CDC's updated its mask recommendation guidelines at a briefing Friday director Rochelle Walensky unveiled a new community level metric system that labels in areas COVID level as low medium or high with the exception of immunocompromised citizens the CDC now says masks need only be worn in a community in the high level I'm Scott Carr Access to Facebook's being curtailed in Russia as that nation continues its invasion of Ukraine Russia's media regulators.

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"royal air force" Discussed on AvTalk - Aviation Podcast

AvTalk - Aviation Podcast

05:55 min | 10 months ago

"royal air force" Discussed on AvTalk - Aviation Podcast

"Hello and welcome to episode 152 of Avatar I am Ian pechenik here as always with Jason Roberto Ian, how are you on this 152nd meeting of our voices? I am well. How are you, sir? I'm good. Thank you. It's like the intro to a sporting event. 152nd annual when teams have been when teams have been going 152nd annual. That would be. That would be something. Can you imagine having followed like if you had been in your late teens? In so if you've been born in like 1900, can you imagine having gotten into aviation say you lived somewhere where the Wright brothers were in the newspaper on a regular basis and then you followed aviation and by the time you're in your late 60s, we land a man on the moon and then say you live into your 70s and you can fly on a 747. That's something all right. That had to have been just an amazing kind of if you were into aviation at that point and had lived that life. That would be incredible. Yeah, we don't exactly have anything as dramatic as that, but planes are still nice. Planes are stimulus. And nothing dramatic like that has happened, but planes have gotten bigger and they've gotten smaller. That's true. And later in the episode, they could be powered by different things. We'll get to that shortly. Let's start with an update on the situation in Ukraine. Last week we talked about some of the airlines that were pulling back service or canceling service in into and out of Ukraine. That list grew over the past week with Lufthansa group, so Lufthansa, Swiss, and Austrian airlines joining the list as well as SAS and Air France. So those airlines have canceled their flights to airports other than the view, which is in the far western southwestern portion of Ukraine. And those fights have continued, but we're starting to see some airports, no tanned closed, car cave is now closed overnight, the notam says, this is Wednesday, February 23rd. It's closed until 6 30 in the morning, UTC. So 8 30 in the morning, local time. It doesn't affect any flights, but I'm not sure why you would know an airport closed. If you didn't think something was going to happen. So by the time the podcast comes out on Friday morning, it could be very clear why the airport decided that they were going to close their runway overnight. I hope that's not the case. Maybe it's just for maintenance. Clearing off the rubber from the thresholds. Yeah, but we'll see where that leads us. The most tracked flights all week on flight radar 24 have been over Ukraine. We briefly had the most tracked flight for the numerically significant Lufthansa flight Toulouse on 22 to 22, that that was fun for a moment. But other than that, it's all been flights over Ukraine, especially a lot of the ISR flights by the U.S. Air Force, the Royal Air force, the UK, as well as some NATO aircraft. So those have been followed at this point, I want to save religiously by a lot of people and I'm sure that a lot of the listeners on this podcast have been following those as well. And those continue to be active as of now. So we'll see how things change by Friday. And if you're listening to the podcast on Friday, this information could all be very, very well moot. But hopefully, hopefully not. Yeah, well, as we speak right now, the number one and two most tracked fights are both the U.S. drones over Ukraine for a total. More than a 101,000 people watching both of those right now. That's quite impressive. And you didn't even put out a push alert or anything. This is just, no, this is all watching. This is all people watching. Yeah. And those were the only two drones were allowed to see. I'm sure there are more up there right now that maybe not broadcasting, but a lot going on. Yeah, I mean, we can talk about that for a second. We've gotten a lot of questions this week about is this something that we should be seeing and my answer and the answer is that these flights are visible because they choose to be. These aircraft are broadcasting in the case of the two U.S. Air Force RQ fours, their broadcasting mode S not ADS-B, so we're using mlat to track those. And we've talked about that in the past without getting into too much detail in this time around. I'll put a link in the show notes to a detailed blog post that we have if you want to learn more about that. But the short answer is that multiple receivers, time, how long the signal from the aircraft takes to get to that receiver and then we're able to calculate the position of the aircraft based on how long the signal takes to get to a receiver that we know the position of. So then the latitude and longitude basically are able to be calculated for the aircraft and then displayed as the track. Right. Because these aircraft are operating at such a high altitude, I'm sure they're painting a lot of receivers at any given time. One is operating at 51,000 feet, the other ones at 54,000 feet. So there's quite good coverage on these where it naturally looks like regular ADS-B.

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"royal air force" Discussed on Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities

Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities

05:21 min | 11 months ago

"royal air force" Discussed on Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities

"If you think about it, each of us is really two people. There's the side we show to the outside world each day and then there's the side we keep hidden. The side almost no one else knows about except for maybe a partner or a close friend. Chris Carradine was also two people, but he made sure that everyone was aware of all of his different sites. He kept nothing secret. Chris was born in London in May of 1922. His father was a World War I veteran and his mother was in edwardian beauty who inspired numerous portraits and sculptures from the greatest artists of her time. Sadly, his parents were not happily married, and they divorced by the time he was 6 years old. He went to live with his mother and older sister in Switzerland, where he developed an interest in acting. His first role was as the title character in a grade school production of rumpelstiltskin. As he got older, he continued to act, but eventually took a break to focus on his studies. Chris took up fencing and crickets, and even tried his hand at sports like rugby and boxing. Although he wasn't particularly good at those. Christmas forced to get a job during his last year at school when both of his parents lost their incomes. He took a position at a shipping company as a mail clerk, and then in 1939, he followed in his father's footsteps and joined up with a Finnish army. Their winter war had begun against the Soviets three months after the start of World War II. He didn't serve long though. He and the other volunteers had been posted as guards far from the front lines. They spent two weeks in Finland before coming home again. Chris went back to work at the shipping company for a short time and then enlisted in World War II after his father died from pneumonia in 1940. This time Chris joined the Royal Air force, he traveled to southern Rhodesia with plans to fly solo, but those plans crashed and burned after a series of headaches and eye problems forced him to give up his dream. Despite being grounded though, Chris found other ways to support the war efforts. For one, he became a reliable intelligence officer, making a name for himself as a man who could not only get things done, but also rally the troops and keep everyone on task. He spoke several languages as well, including German Italian and French, which made him a valuable asset to the military. His tour of duty sent him everywhere, South Africa, Libya, Tunisia, Italy, and countless other parts of the globe during his years with the Royal Air force. After the war he hunted down and interrogated Nazi war criminals. Chris time in the Royal Air force had changed him. Upon returning home he no longer felt like The Office life was for him, but he was at a loss for what to do next. It was his cousin, niccolo, who suggested that he'd try his hand at acting. Niccolo even knew of a producer who could help him break into the business. Shortly after meeting with a few producers, Chris signed a 7 year contract with an agent named David Henley. The roles Henley would be able to get him were small at first. A line here, an unspoken part there. He performed alongside some of the greatest actors who had ever graced the screen, including Lawrence Olivier and Gregory Peck, but hardly set a word. He didn't break out until the early 1950s, several years into his career. He began starring in horror films made by hammer, a British studio that had cast him as Frankenstein's monster, as well as a career defining role as a certain famous vampire. From there, Chris's roles only got better. He appeared in critically and commercially successful films, including an installment in the James Bond franchise, Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy, and the Star Wars prequels. In 2010, when he was 88 years old, Chris released a hit heavy metal album. It was the first of several, he loved to sing and took a particular interest in metal after hearing Black Sabbath perform in the 1970s. It seems that there wasn't anything this man could do. By the time he died in 2015, Christopher Frank carandini Lee had been an actor, singer, author, audiobook narrator, voice-over artist, and of course, a war hero. He had seen an experienced more than most people, perhaps evident best in an interaction between Lee and director Peter Jackson on the set of the third Lord of the Rings film, The Return of the King. Jackson was instructing Lee on how to act after being stabbed by another character. Lee, calling back to his time during the war, turned to Jackson and said, have you any idea what kind of noise happens when somebody stabbed in the back? Because I do. When P. T. 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"royal air force" Discussed on The Boxcutter Podcast

The Boxcutter Podcast

04:02 min | 1 year ago

"royal air force" Discussed on The Boxcutter Podcast

"That's the only thing i'll mix with the no groovy no gravy nope not a gravy guy and i just don't want to even have homemade gravy. I won't put homemade gravy or anything like that on my mashed potatoes would if though the potatoes are like plane instant. Yeah i still mix them with. It has to have the corn. If there's not corn available. I won't have potatoes okay. What if there's corn available but that's not necessarily true what what if there's corn but no salt. Oh no way the new you put gravy on Probably not. I just don't like i'm not a big gravy fan. I have gravy. I cook with it on some things. I can't believe it. I know now. Weird i i like him bo. I like both. Were you know i like without or with gravy but i didn't know that you were such an anti gravy guy. You're an anti gravy. I'm anti gravy. Shoot me so you came up discovered. I guess an interesting story i did so. Did you know that. New zealand has an official wizard on their payroll. Did you know this. Had you ever heard this craziness first off. I didn't know that there were official wizards. Right eight that it even existed. Yeah i mean. I guess i guess you know in the kalt. Right in the occult so who would put an cult member like. This is just the craziest thing ever that. He's on the city payroll ben on the payroll since nineteen eighty two. I want to know what kind of what's what's his job description. What are his responsibilities. Well now's did there. There was something down here. I'm scrolling real quick This is all over the news by the way. It's like on npr. It's it's everywhere. So you can just google. The new zealand okay. So here's a couple of other things. Though that he not only created his own social identity which includes living in a in a chemical alcamo coal. What i don't know marriage. But he's an ex. Academic cultural theorist and experimentalist. I don't even know what that mean. Yeah what does that all mean But he's originally from london and moved to christchurch new zealand And was a part of the raf which would be the royal air force for a period of time and then settled there and he was appointed the wizard of the university of new south. Wales by the school's vice chancellor in students union in nineteen sixty nine so he's actually been Doing wizardry since the late sixties nagwa easy. Yeah one thing that you said there that we just can't skip over. It's very bizarre that he's in the city of christ church right. I mean what. I can't be a coincidence now. It really can't be And so yeah Eventually in so in one thousand nine hundred eighty was put on the payroll in nineteen ninety. The prime minister appointed him as the wizard of new zealand bizarre. Yeah i'm looking here. I did read He noted that In his area of spells blessings curses and other supernatural matters that are beyond the competence of a mere prime minister. This is what the guy said. Wow so he claims to have all of that so here. It is his career highlights..

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"royal air force" Discussed on Airline Pilot Guy - Aviation Podcast

Airline Pilot Guy - Aviation Podcast

06:11 min | 1 year ago

"royal air force" Discussed on Airline Pilot Guy - Aviation Podcast

"A Second World War fighter pilot, he'd lost his legs in a flying accident. In about 1933, double amputee, but at the outbreak of Second World War, he was desperate to get back into the Royal Air force and through persistence and sheer blood willpower. Got back to fly for the RAF, flew Spitfires, led both the squadron and a wing and became a bit of a national treasure fighter race was shot down. He was a POW ended up in colditz. So a remarkable remarkable figure and a real inspiration to see the same people throughout his life. Yeah, so Doug's about his family decided they wanted to extend his legacy. They had the idea of starting the world's first all disabled they're displaying. I've never been done before. There's a team called whe fly, who are fantastic guys down in Italy and they have a couple of guys who are paraplegics, but they fly in a three ship with another able bodied person. So I fully disabled those playing team had never been done before. So a bit like Cinderella, through our ability, we had a triad for all the disabled pilots in the UK all the time. So how many are there? There's not that many. I think there were a few missing. Since then, but I think they were about 20 to 25. There's not that many. It's quite a small, small gene pool. We will try that through us and flying club. It's a great flying club. Manned by BA captains who have all got heaps of money. Well, no, but faster backgrounds most from air force. A lot of them would be BMF. The BBM F is the royal armed forces Battle of Britain memorial flight, flying a Lancaster, some Spitfires, hurricanes, Dakota, and that sort of thing. And so they were they gave up their time to come and assess us and then trainers. Absolutely fabulous. So they came down we all tried out with close formation in the PA 28s and eventually they chose three of us to fly from the team. And I was fortunate enough to be chosen to lead it. So brilliant. That was fantastic. Brilliant. So who were the other guys on your wing? On my right wing was guy called Alan Robinson, and he was another amputee who had motorcycle crash and Allen is an engineer in the Royal Air force. He's a sergeant on the flight sergeant on a max one Wellington. Got a flying scholarship through flying scholarships for the disabled. And did his PPS. He said another organization. That's another organization. There's a few organizations around there. And they all kind of mesh and fit in. So he got his PPL through them. He then went off and did some pretty wacky Mike light flying he flew up to the Arctic circle in a microlite. What? Yeah, great films of them landing on skis in snow up in Sweden. Really remarkable. So we did that. And then and then with very little flying, he was able that he won another scholarship through prince Harry's endeavor trust. And he was chosen to replicate World War II fighter pilot training. So they gave him, I think 15 or 20 hours on a chipmunk to do with training. I think he did 20 hours on a Harvard for complex aircraft. And then 20 hours on the Spitfire, which he soloed with bolt be academy down at Goodwood. And he was the first pilot since sir Douglas barda to solo the Spitfire. Wow. With about a 150 hours. I'm just absolutely remarkable. So he was chosen. And he was number two, and the guy on the other wing was a guy called Barry Hopkins, and Barry had effectively broken his back in a helicopter accident. He was a pilot. And again, a remarkable guy, because he eventually became paraplegic and continue to fly in the Royal Air force, but he was on the training squadron and he did various jobs for about 7 or 8 years afterwards as a paraplegic still flying. Good lord. I'm not many people know that story. He's a remarkable guy. And he was the number three. And so we were chosen. Over two years we trained with twist and flying club and eventually got our display authorizations. And we did a display season where I think we displayed at 6 O 8 airfields. And we were very proud that I can remember the first show was a bit of a day like this and it was at duxford first season it's may. And the 25,000 people on the ground were holding to the north of the airfield. I think the blades were on having done and then we rolled in and it was a perfect day and the display went well. And then we landed and got standing invasion. And I've got to say it's one of the best days of my life. It was a remarkable remarkable achievement. So yeah, I'm very proud of that. Yeah. And you've certainly did take advantage of your new life as it were. Well, there's no doubt I'm just a very average pilot. There's no way that had a lot lost my leg, I'd be ending up flying air displays. I mean, I have no doubts about that whatsoever. So yeah, as it closes another one opens. I'm also, I do motivational speaking for bless me, which is the limbless veterans charity. And I meet all sorts of people that I would never have met if I remained a bipod. That's amazing. Now, those displays sort of wound down. One of the around 2019 2019 of course, COVID came in spring of 2020. And everything stopped. So we had kind of a year on the ground kicking our heels. I had quite a lot of time off because we haven't talked about that side of things. When I knew that my leg was in a pretty bad way, the writing was on the wall regarding whether I'd be able to continue flying or not. And so I went and got myself qualifications initially as flying instructor. And then teaching something called MPL, which is the multi multi pilot course. You did this off your own bit? Yes. Okay..

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"royal air force" Discussed on The Film Buds Podcast

The Film Buds Podcast

02:15 min | 1 year ago

"royal air force" Discussed on The Film Buds Podcast

"To this old man. Just talk about in the same things. They have no clue. They have no context. They have no idea what's going on just driving around this crazy old man them back a lot. Would you like a donald pleasants. Fun fact please. He was the nazi prisoner of war. You he was a human heart. No he was a prisoner of war fully to to to the nazis. Yeah he was a prisoner. The here's a fun fact. He was a nazi he was a part of the royal air force and he was shot down in forty four and then he spent. If i'm not mistaken two years in a prison camp During which time he apparently would help put on performances for the other a prisoners and then he got out of that and forty six joined west end got into acting and that kind of thing and he did like several carpenter films and several halloween feels. Actually he was in halloween films up until halloween six which is when he died and so halloween is in memoriam donald pleasant. But they're fun fact for you. I would love of the loved to have a series like halloween. especially when. You're all the way to halloween six. That's the next one. May wonder i understand. Obviously obviously you have to. He's a. He's like one of the three main characters of the series but lori loomis slate leg. Yeah i get vado like it's just so out of all after all this horrific murder and to its nudity and all Well the you know like the sand the hospital where she like were they get in the tub and everything I'm sorry that woman is hot. No we had a whole there was a discussion about the attractiveness of the nurse that she took her clothes off. And i was like jesus.

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"royal air force" Discussed on A Way with Words: language, linguistics, and callers from all over

A Way with Words: language, linguistics, and callers from all over

03:48 min | 1 year ago

"royal air force" Discussed on A Way with Words: language, linguistics, and callers from all over

"For some reason his is what comes to mind when i kind of think of it but I'm not sure if i heard lee. You're one of those announcer say before but It's always referred to when when trying to load the car down going into the turns and bring it down to speed But i don't know comes from. I do know that by the nineteen thirties. This term for binders meaning. The brakes was fully entrenched in. Us car racing lingo. You can find pop up again and again in newspapers that have like little glossaries of car. Car racing Slaying even advertisements for motor oil shows up in So the nineteen thirties it was fully entrenched and it shows up with a lot of other fun stuff before that. It's a little shaky. But there's some evidence that it may have also been used for airplanes and one source of british slang lexicographer says that it was used by the royal air force that's in the uk since the mid nineteen twenty s. I don't know if that is why you're getting a british flavor to it but but that's a little bit of it. I'm not surprised at all because in the early days of racecar driving the same kind of dare devils like to go fast cars also like to go fast planes but you will still to this day here it in some airplane us and and motorcycles and kind of any place that machines need breaking. There's some use in the military as well. That's interesting and next time. I meet a pilot or anyone who flies. I might try to the lingo their way and see if they pick up on it. Yeah ask and see if they use it. It's still slangy. There's a a world war two slang dictionary of a collection of service laying and there's a phrase jump on the binders defined apply the brakes. And when you said that you heard announcers they how did he phrase it. Just getting on the binders getting on. The bodies reminded me very much of that. But jump on the binders getting on the binders so similar to me. It's funny like here. We are sixty years on and the phrase could be almost the same jump on the binders many apply. The brakes pretty cool though Jesse costs against time with racing lingo. This sounds like something we need to dig into some more.

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"royal air force" Discussed on Audio Theatre Central | Exploring Family Friendly Audio Drama

Audio Theatre Central | Exploring Family Friendly Audio Drama

05:30 min | 1 year ago

"royal air force" Discussed on Audio Theatre Central | Exploring Family Friendly Audio Drama

"Whatever you wanna call it so. I'm actually going to throw in one little honorable mention. Just because i think more people need to hear this one and it's not one that we've ever really talked about very much and it's one that when i found a couple of years ago i told you guys to listen to it and i don't think either of you ever have and it's it is called the shepherd and it was done by bbc. Radio and it is in a dramatization of a short story by british author. Frederick forsyth now. I read this story many many years ago and i absolutely loved the story. It's a short story That he wrote. And if i remember the story correctly he said forsyth said that i believe his wife challenged him to write a christmas related. Ghost story or something like that now. Don't get scared off by the ghost story kind of thing it's not like super crazy weird But this is fantastic story set in in the uk. And after i read it. I fell in love with the story. I've i've read it several times. And i always thought when we when we started. Atc is in the back of my mind. You know this would make a great audio drama. And i happen to just search one time like. I wonder if anybody's ever done this and sure enough. Bbc had and i finally found a copy and it is an just an interesting story. Now just a little heads up. There are a couple of Mild language issues with it but other than that it is christmas related. It takes place on either christmas eve or christmas day. Can't remember which but it's involving some royal air force pilots and it's again called the shepherd if you can find it. I think you will enjoy this story. So that's my little honorable mention but had to squeeze that one in. Because i want more people to hear this story because i think it's so good. Yeah all right any final thoughts on on our lists. I don't think so other than There're probably some of these. That i could have switched out with stuff to my other list. Yeah yeah i know same here. thank you. Christopher for that suggestion. 'cause i really enjoyed doing this. Yeah it was really cool for me to kind of revisit. Some of these are having actually listened to in in a while. Yeah and if you're new to audio drama here's here's a list of fifteen to guess started. Exactly no kidding. And they're like scattered through all. Yeah covers everything absolutely everything. It's a pretty solid collection of really great audio drama so Show.

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U.K. Starts to Bring Troops Home as Kabul Airlift Winds Down

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 1 year ago

U.K. Starts to Bring Troops Home as Kabul Airlift Winds Down

"Which is trips have become true ten home is the country's evacuation effort has wound down Royal Air Force plane carrying diplomatic stop console just landed at aria resumes in which is north west London the UK's top military officer acknowledge they have not been able to evacuate everyone well they British officials say they have successfully brought back fourteen thousand five hundred people from Kabul in the past two weeks as many as one thousand Afghans in title to come back to the U. K. have been left behind although flights from Afghanistan to Britain have largely ended British prime minister Boris Johnson promised to shift have been enough to get more people in from Afghanistan by other means Karen Thomas London

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"royal air force" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

01:44 min | 1 year ago

"royal air force" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Live from npr news. I'm nora raum the. Us apparently has retaliated for the bombing attack. The airport in kabul thursday that killed scores of people including thirteen u s servicemembers a spokesman for the us central command says the us conducted drone strike against an islamic state member in eastern afghanistan killing the target the evacuation of kabul continues state department spokesman. Ned price says the. Us has been able to remove. Most of the afghans would work for the us embassy. The vast majority of our locally employed staff and their immediate family members have been evacuated or are currently on the grounds of the hamid karzai international airport we are actively working to evacuate remaining staff and we have been in direct contact with them. Price also said the us will to provide humanitarian assistance to the afghan people. And we'll make sure that none of the money goes to the taliban. Britain's foreign minister has confirmed to british nationals and the child of a third uk citizen were killed in thursday's bombing villa marks reports for in the so domain rob said. He was deeply saddened to learn that the three individuals had died in the bombing at the edge of kabul airport. He described by deaths as the tragedy and said cowardly terrorists have killed individuals. They sold to help the family members evacuate safely to the uk. The dead were among dozens killed thursday. Britain's royal air force confirmed that a chip. Thomas fourteen thousand people out of afghanistan before the august thirty first deadline for foreign forces to depart rob said the british government will offer concert support the families of the dead and said the attack on the line. The dangers facing those still in the country then. Npr news.

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"royal air force" Discussed on AvTalk - Aviation Podcast

AvTalk - Aviation Podcast

03:31 min | 1 year ago

"royal air force" Discussed on AvTalk - Aviation Podcast

"Jason. You kind of mentioned that not necessarily the brightest of ideas and you got some pushback on that saying well. It was a risk that they were willing to take and they calculated the risk and leave it at bath. I'm with you. I think i don't think that was necessarily the best way to get to where they got given the situation. But i can see the other side of the argument mostly. Yeah i definitely. I'm not going to be convinced. But i can see the other side's argument that it was fine that they were in contact with. What was pakistani air traffic control. They're not going to proactively. Give them any traffic alerts. Are anything like that. But they were in contact with them and if something really did go wrong they could divert out of afghanistan. Same time why it wouldn't add Amount of flight time to go around afghanistan through pakistan. They already had overflight permit since they went through pakistan to get to afghanistan and it just seemed like in unnecessary kind of risk. Because the last thing you need is some forty two year old seven to seven landing in kabul with an emergency clogging up the runway as evacuations are in high-gear like nobody needs that and there's no emergency services. They're assuming or if there is they're extremely minimal so it may not have been a great risk to the aircraft but it presented in in my is an unacceptable risk to the operation in kabul Need to happen. But i suspect there's more going on to that fight than we truly will ever actually know given the coincidence with the global crossing aircrafts. I mean if you know more podcasts. At two four dot com we would love to know yes. Send us a nicely redacted he met with redacted email the best kind of email yes. And let's see just that a curiosity what's going on now. They're even right now as we record this a ton going on. It looks like Down to satellite-tracking tracking on the ground in kabul which ab means the one of the receivers is down but there's a us air force c. One thirty a turkish air force a four hundred m the camera. A three forty three hundred is around a royal air force a four hundred m a casey thirty-five circles overhead. Another royal air foresees seventeen is inbound from the south end is with another royal air force. C. one thirty and it's just a constant stream of these military is some cases commercial aircraft in and out in and out pretty much twenty four seven at this. Yeah it's a massive operation and on a future episode. Podcast were hoping to have someone on who has been helping. Coordinate these things obviously there a bit busy at the moment and were unable to join us this week but hopefully in the future will soon be able to have someone on to talk about the coordination. That's gone on behind the scenes to make this all happen. Yeah hopefully it's not just one heavily redacted. The beeping sound yeah. I think it'll be a bit better than that. Let's take a quick break and we'll come back and besides everything that's happening afghanistan. There's a lot going on in the world of aviation so we'll come back in just a second and talk about.

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"royal air force" Discussed on Airplane Geeks Podcast

Airplane Geeks Podcast

07:48 min | 1 year ago

"royal air force" Discussed on Airplane Geeks Podcast

"Of enhanced engine packages Which interestingly could be applied to all three variants of the thirty five. So what would the improvements get. Well when he says and eight eleven percent improvement in range a ten percent improvement thrust in a fifty percent increase in thermal management. Which is important for stealth david. I don't know how you measure thermal management But brad is saying. Hey we can make this thing better in ways that actually reduce costs over the lifetime of the program and this happens all the time. I don't know why this is. I don't really know why this is news that an engine is becoming more efficient more powerful and is being upgraded. I mean engines. Max you can attest to this. Go through this process all the time. Hopefully they do become cheaper better faster. And that's in the best interest of everybody from the pentagon to the manufacturer because if they can make them cheaper. There's more profit to them so i you know. The as far as thermal management goes I think basically it's heat signatures as well as all of the other devices. Now that an engine powers on an aircraft you know. I mean all the electronics are really require. A lot of power in a lot of a lot of power generates a lot of heat. So you have to be able to dissipate that manage it so all in all. This is not a bad thing for pratt. Whitney to acknowledge and It's the only show in town since we didn't i two engines which a lot of people thought would have would have been the better idea which happened for both the f sixteen and then eventually the f. fifteen where we where you had to companies producing engines for the same aircraft much like airliners so it's unfortunately with the one thirty five. We got locked into one engine. So it's gonna be interesting but it's in the pratt. Whitney's best interest to make it faster and cheaper cheaper. Well they call it. They say this is going to be production. Cost neutral which means that when it If these changes are improving go forward is that the pentagon would pay the same price for an upgraded engine as would for you know the the current model. Now it doesn't say is what's the development cost for these kinds of upgrades is it significant. Pratt already figured it out. Would it require you know so many billions of dollars over so many years. I don't know but on that development that's that's also in development cost. That's also an issue with the dual sourcing question because when you do source you know an engine or anything else now. Your program has twice double the you know. The development costs the equation. Is if you pay twice as much for development do you recoup that because of the competitive nature of the production awards or not and that's a difficult thing to To figure out as the f thirty five actually gotten to a point where it is operating reliably with the services. We've had so much awful news about this airplane over the last ten years it begins to sound like david talking about Tanker tanker wars But you know i. I don't know. I don't know enough about it. The answer is it's now flown by all services four or five different countries you know and reliable. That's the problem with the current news cycle in the universe. If something does go wrong it gets magnified by social media and The press etcetera because they have access to it but f thirty five's or flying around the world on a daily basis and currently they're seeing combat in the middle east israel has flown them in combat. The are the royal navy and the royal air force had flown them in combat. Now marines have flown them in combat. It's a developed aircraft. I mean it's probably got room for improvement. But what aircraft doesn't and it's operational in australia in japan. Singapore just wanted to purchase them. So the and switzerland was the latest country to It wasn't a competition over other fighters so Have thirty five is going to be around a really long time. I hope so. My pension hope so to all right enough for that ev web. There's an article in a three thirty almost took off of took off on a taxi. Way at newark. Rob this kind of You don't like to see this gary. We'll remember when we had a number of these kinds of incidents. There was something that san francisco a couple of years ago. Where an an an air. Canada flight tried to land on. It's actually way that was full of airplanes i grant you. It was at night But when when an airplane sitting on a taxiway or is sitting idle essentially waiting for takeoff. It's lit up like a christmas tree except for the except for the landing lights because they would be pointing at a landing airplane. They always make sure they turn them off. But in this case You know It was it was very late at night. I didn't do the time The time conversion. I don't know how long this turkish airlines crew was on the ground before they in new york before they of turn around decided to go back home Did they not get enough sleep Were they completely confused. As the first time or second time perhaps they'd been into newark And and to be to be fair to them. Any of these big airports o'hare newark miami Lax at in. The daytime can be a nightmare to tax year round And most of these places. There's often two sometimes three ground controllers because one person can't keep track of it all so it's possible they could have gotten confused Except you know again. I'm simply. I'm not trying to pin them. I'm just saying it looks a little odd to me Because when you're on a taxi way the taxiway lights are typically blue and When you get out of the runway all the lights are lit up. And they're all white and you can see right to the end of the runway I don't understand how they crossed the runway and and the person in the right seat Never noticed yeah..

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"royal air force" Discussed on Cherry Avenue True Crime Podcast

Cherry Avenue True Crime Podcast

05:39 min | 1 year ago

"royal air force" Discussed on Cherry Avenue True Crime Podcast

"Bonus mini episode for you today about the blackout killer. In my next upcoming episode the last hangman. I will be covering elbert pierpoint. And the movie made about his career as executioner from nineteen thirty one to nineteen fifty six during his career. He executed somewhere between four hundred and thirty five and six hundred people. Two hundred of those were from war crimes that took place during world war two such as the beast of belsen and irma. Gress pierpoint executed many notable murderers in the uk. But one that was not featured in the movie was gordon cummins aka the blackout killer or the blackout ripper. So for this many episode we will go over one of the truly horrible men that albert pierrepoint had to encounter during his job as head executioner in nineteen forty two. This episode describes murder and other assaults listener is advised. Gordon frederick cummins was a british serial killer known as the blackout killer and the blackout ripper. Because he committed his murders during the wartime blackouts in london. And some of these were as violent as those of jack. The ripper. one detective superintendent within the metropolitan police described the murderers as by far the most vicious had ever investigated during his entire career. Let's go over why they were considered so vicious. And just how. Commons took advantage of the blackouts gordon. Frederick cummins was born on february eighteenth. Nineteen fourteen the first of four children. Commons father was a civil servant who ran a school for delinquent youths. he attended private school. In llandovery south wales cummins moved to newcastle. When he was eighteen he had three different jobs within three years all of which let him go in. Nineteen thirty five cummins volunteer to join the royal air force in may nineteen thirty six. He met marjorie stevens following a seven month courtship. The couple married at paddington register office. The couple had no children come in suspected of committing his first two murders october nineteen forty one..

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Roald the Rotten: The Unsavory Character Behind the Icon of Children's Literature

Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities

02:00 min | 1 year ago

Roald the Rotten: The Unsavory Character Behind the Icon of Children's Literature

"British author role doll rose to fame with books that became iconic works of literature and continue to be read by children. All over the world. Charlie and the chocolate factory james and the giant peach and the witches are all beloved for their colorful storytelling and memorable characters however shadow has followed these tales and their author since their publication doll was often described as being racist anti-semitic eh misogynistic in both his personal life and in his stories and how we approach problematic literature especially literature written for children is as complicated as the man who wrote them. Just ask those who were responsible for. Bringing his words to the world they often dealt with him across the ocean. And even that wasn't enough. Sometimes doll had grown up embodying this nickname of the apple which he'd earned due to his mother's adoration for him compared to her other children. He attended boarding school from a young age and dabbled in writing but his imagination proved far more developed than his literary skills. At the time. Still he enjoyed coming up with stories and conjuring new ones based on his experiences at school. Doll went on to enlist in world war. Two with the royal air force after sustaining an injury during a crash he healed up flew several more missions and eventually went home to start his new life as a civilian. He married american actress. Patricia neal in nineteen fifty three and together. The couple had five children. It was during her fifth pregnancy. Though when neil suffered three cerebral aneurysms. Her husband took over caring for the family but he also treated her horribly as she recovered he implemented a cruel recovery regimen to get her back into acting when she wanted something but couldn't remember what it was called. He would refuse to give it to her until she used. Its correct name and this went on for ten months. Several years later doll began an affair with another woman you see. There was a reason why his wife referred to him as roald of the rotten

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What to Expect From Biden's First Foreign Trip as President

First Light

02:13 min | 1 year ago

What to Expect From Biden's First Foreign Trip as President

"Biden already well into his second day, now his first full day of activities of his first overseas trip as chief executive. Clayton Neville reports on the first round of activities. Michael the president and first lady were greeted by American troops and their families at Royal Air Force milled in home. The first lady assured the troops that supporting them is her top priority. You are heroes, and that's why supporting you is so personal to US President Biden embarking on an eight day trip with the purpose of reasserting the US on the world stage at every point along the way. We're gonna make it clear that the United States is back. And democracies of the world are standing together to tackle the toughest challenges and the issues that matter most to our future. That we're committed to, leading with strength. Defending our values. And delivering for our people. The trip started with some good news from the White House. The Biden administration announced an agreement with Visor to purchase 500 million covid vaccine doses to be donated to more than 90 lower income countries over the next year. Busy week for the president to laid out his agenda. I'm heading to the G seven, then to the NATO ministerial and then Meet with Mr Putin to let him know. What I want him to know. That meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin will come in Geneva next weekend, of course, is one of the more high profile meetings on the trip with a rising number of cyberattacks linked to groups in Russia. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said the president's discussion with Putin will be significant. It's about a relationship of clarifying What our expectations are and laying out that if certain kinds of harmful activities continue to occur, there will be responses from the United States. White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked if the president was ready for the Putin meeting and others He's been getting ready for 50 years, he has been on the world stage. He's known a number of these leaders for decades, including President Putin and including a number of the leaders, he'll see it NATO and he'll see at the G seven in the days ahead. The U. S expected to re engage in the

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US ‘Is Back’: Biden Touts Democracy on First Overseas Trip

BBC World Service

00:49 sec | 1 year ago

US ‘Is Back’: Biden Touts Democracy on First Overseas Trip

"Says the United States is back and that world democracies are standing together against the toughest challenges Biden telling US troops at Royal Air Force Base in Mindo Hall, England. Hell. He recognizes the difficulties they faced over the past year and a half and that democracy doesn't happen by accident at every point along the way. We're gonna make it clear that the United States is back. And democracies of the world are standing together to tackle the toughest challenges and the issues that matter most to our future. That were committed to leading with trends defending our values. And delivering for our people. Biden is on an eight day European trip that includes a G seven meeting, a NATO summit and a meeting with Russia's President Vladimir Putin.

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Biden Opens Overseas Trip Declaring 'United States Is Back'

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 1 year ago

Biden Opens Overseas Trip Declaring 'United States Is Back'

"President Biden is making the first move to reassert the country on the world stage the president was greeted by American troops at a Royal Air Force base in Britain his message the United States is back this is the president's first overseas trip in office submitted to the G. seven then to the NATO ministerial and then to meet with Mr Putin to let him know what I want him to know that summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin is next week in Geneva the president teared up when speaking to the troops so proud in dire only wish my major is here to thank you as well he was talking about his son beau the president also said Colbert needs to end not just at home but everywhere I'm at Donahue

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Technology and Human Stories Intersect at the International Spy Museum

Recorded Future - Inside Threat Intelligence for Cyber Security

04:00 min | 2 years ago

Technology and Human Stories Intersect at the International Spy Museum

"I think my story really begins the story that led me to the international spy museum. I think it really begins on nine. Eleven saw on the day of nine eleven. I was in the royal airforce photographic intelligence. You know a friend came and said you have to see what's happening. I was kind of irritated. Thought it was going to be some banal thing on tv or something but we had the us running. All the time and the north tower had been struck and watch the tv and and the south terrorists struck. So i guess. I guess it just really really brought home to me. The i felt like an actor on a play by understand what the plot was. So i guess in one way or another ever since. Then i've been trying to work out. What the plot was. So ultimately that led me to leave the royal air force in two thousand and five and go back to skill and really since then so the past fifteen years of been bouncing around between -demia libraries and museums. And i'm very pleased and throw to be no other international spy museum and so what sort of Of course of study prepares you for what you're doing today. Yes as a good. It's a good question. I think the first thing that i thought to myself was okay so if i want to understand the plot. What's the best way to do so that late. Myth is a anti-national relations ond modern history. So those are the two subjects that are really packed up. And ron worth. And i guess try to just read redes- broadly and his way as a kid just to try to get a better sense of my own place in historical team an owner journey. I think one of the things that are really fascinating was it was still developing knives in the military the rule that that computing and cyber at plays and the modern world so thus saith trust of maine spot i guess international relations in history to directly. Answer your question. And so what was the direct path that That brought you to the spy museum itself. So i came to a had been loving up in new york. Spent a couple of years. The nine eleven museum on your was back in the uk for a but an anna kim to dc again for a fellowship at the library of congress and it was from there that the job came available at spy and i just seem to check all the boxes so through my heart in the rain and after her name. Munson around seven different interviews Thankful and glad that To put me unless. I am here well for those who may not be familiar with the international spy museum. Can you give us a little bit of the background. And the mission of the museum itself. Yeah the so the background of the museum as started Starting around twenty years ago recently. Twenty nineteen we moved to a brand new building on foreign plaza down near the river. Here in dc we tripled over a exhibition. Space will have around. Nain thousand objects are believe and we basically try to educate hit an international audience on the world of intelligence and espionage so the number of different ways. We do it through our exhibits. People can command and go through our exhibition space through the artifacts. Obviously were the key. Get to see some of the things that they may recognize from popular culture or from reading the news and also through a podcast on our programs.

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Timeline of events in Britain's exit from the European Union

Newscast - Africa

01:04 min | 2 years ago

Timeline of events in Britain's exit from the European Union

"Britain. You signed a post. Brexit trade deal wednesday. That drought the bulls in the pros and hours. Definitely ends its european experiment. The lion and charles the heads off commission and european council black televised thirty names on one thousand to expand trade and cooperation agreement. In brazil's bounced argument was then flown by the royal air force the number for prime minister. Boris johnson to odd his signature as you can find him. Held a find deal the inkling jumps in now it is the beginning of what will be a one ship between an austrian. Cotton is in the prison to leave the european single market costas union as eleven hundred peel and thursday the end of a post brexit period amongst by told his trade season which culminated the christmas deal.

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Biggest WWII bomb found in Poland explodes while divers try to defuse it

San Diego's Morning News with Ted and LaDona

00:35 sec | 2 years ago

Biggest WWII bomb found in Poland explodes while divers try to defuse it

"Nobody has heard after the largest world War. Two bomb ever found in Poland exploded underwater Navy divers were attempting to defuse the Tallboy bomb Tuesday, but we're outside of the danger zone when it just blew Reuters says Hundreds of people were evacuated from the area before the explosion. It weighed nearly £12,000. It was found in a canal near Poland's border with Germany. The bomb was used by Britain's Royal Air Force during an attack in 1945 on a German cruiser.

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North Sea US jet crash: Pilot found dead

The World and Everything In It

00:42 sec | 2 years ago

North Sea US jet crash: Pilot found dead

"Rescuers have recovered the body of a US Air Force fighter pilot who crashed into the North Sea near the coast of the world's Kristen and. The pilot of an F fifteen eagle was on a routine training mission near Suffolk England when the jet plunged into the sea at nine forty. A M on Monday. The cause of the crash wasn't clear. The fighter jet was flying out of Royal Air Force Lake in Heath the base about eighty miles northeast of London host the US Air Force's forty eight th fighter wing. The British Coast Guard recovered. The pilots remains hours after locating the wreckage of the fighter jet off the Yorkshire Coast the Pentagon did not immediately release. The name of the Servicemember killed pending notification of family

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Pilot of US Air Force jet that crashed in North Sea is dead

AP News Radio

00:27 sec | 2 years ago

Pilot of US Air Force jet that crashed in North Sea is dead

"In Air Force pilot is dead after crashing off the British coast the airforce says an F. fifteen C. fighter jet went into the North Sea this morning hours after the crash it says the pilot was found dead Britain's Coast Guard had found the jet's wreckage earlier the pilot had taken off on a routine training mission from Royal Air Force base Laken heave which hosts the US air force's forty eighth fighter wing Sager made Ghani Washington

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Pilot of US Air Force jet that crashed in North Sea is dead

AP News Radio

00:27 sec | 2 years ago

Pilot of US Air Force jet that crashed in North Sea is dead

"In Air Force pilot is dead after crashing off the British coast the airforce says an F. fifteen C. fighter jet went into the North Sea this morning hours after the crash it says the pilot was found dead Britain's Coast Guard had found the jet's wreckage earlier the pilot had taken off on a routine training mission from Royal Air Force base Laken heave which hosts the US air force's forty eighth fighter wing Sager made Ghani Washington

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US Air Force jet crashes in North Sea; pilot missing

WBZ Midday News

00:20 sec | 2 years ago

US Air Force jet crashes in North Sea; pilot missing

"Over to the U. K. rescue crews are searching the sour for a U. S. fighter jet that crashed into the North Sea this morning the pilot the only person on board that we know of no word on their condition the plane was on a routine training mission at the time from a Royal Air Force base hosting the U. S. air force's liberty

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US Air Force plane crashes into North Sea

AP News Radio

00:36 sec | 2 years ago

US Air Force plane crashes into North Sea

"The search is on for an Air Force pilot after a crash off the British coast in Air Force F. fifteen was on a routine training mission from a British base when it crashed into the North Sea this morning the pilot status is unknown and British authorities are helping in the search about seventy four nautical miles off the coast the cause of the crash is also unclear the jet had taken off from Royal Air Force base leaking heat about eighty miles northeast of London the base host the US air force's forty eighth fighter wing with about forty five hundred active duty members sadr mag ani Washington

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US Air Force plane crashes into North Sea

AP News Radio

00:36 sec | 2 years ago

US Air Force plane crashes into North Sea

"The search is on for an Air Force pilot after a crash off the British coast in Air Force F. fifteen was on a routine training mission from a British base when it crashed into the North Sea this morning the pilot status is unknown and British authorities are helping in the search about seventy four nautical miles off the coast the cause of the crash is also unclear the jet had taken off from Royal Air Force base leaking heat about eighty miles northeast of London the base host the US air force's forty eighth fighter wing with about forty five hundred active duty members sadr mag ani Washington

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US Air Force plane crashes into North Sea

AP News Radio

00:36 sec | 2 years ago

US Air Force plane crashes into North Sea

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Elizabeth Wettlaufer

Serial Killers

11:15 min | 3 years ago

Elizabeth Wettlaufer

"Year old. Helen young rolled her wheelchair aimlessly. Listen around her room at the caressing care nursing home. It was a hot summer day in two thousand thirteen and she was bored. Helen was a world war. Two Royal Air Force veteran and a tough woman. She hated having nothing to do. Mischievously she began to yell helped me nurse nurse helped me. Elizabeth a rotund nurse with small glasses appeared at her door with a sigh. She asked what do you need help with. Helen stared at her a moment before snapping. Nothing go away and snickering to herself. Elizabeth's muscles tense it. Does she stormed out in the hallway. She leaned against the wall shaking with fury. She took a few deep breaths in and out in and out then she straightened suddenly full of purpose. She hurried down the hallway a few minutes later. Elizabeth Ebeth returned to Helen's room this time with a needle in her hand a few hours later loud moans brought hospital staff rushing shing to Helen's room. She was convulsing face. Bright Red and limbs bent inward Elizabeth loomed nearby as the other staff tried to help. I hope Helen's spotted Elizabeth in the crowd. She tried to speak but her words were slurred early. The next morning. Helen when young died the killer nurse of Canada had claimed another victim Hi I'm Greg Poulsen. This is serial real killers a podcast original every Monday. We dive into the minds of madness of serial killers today. Were finishing the story of Elizabeth. Wet Law her her between two thousand seven and two thousand sixteen Elizabeth wetl offer murdered eight elderly residents in the long term care nursing home where she worked as a night nurse. I making her one of the most prolific killers and Canadian history. I'm here with my co host Vanessa. Richardson Pie everyone. You can find. Episodes is of serial killers and all other podcast originals for free on spotify. Or wherever. You listen to podcasts to stream serial killers for free on spotify. Just open the APP and type serial killers in the search bar at podcast grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do it. We love let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram podcast and twitter at podcast network. And if you enjoyed today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review wherever wherever you're listening. It really does help last week we explored how Elizabeth's Baptist upbringing led her to repress sexuality after a decade of marriage she could hide her identity no longer and her husband asked for divorce following their split in two thousand six. Elizabeth took her anger out on several of her elderly early patients. Murdering two men and assaulting two women by overdosing them with insulin this week Elizabeth's horrifying killing expre- continues as she delivers what she believed was God's judgment to victim after victim also in two thousand eight forty one year old. Elizabeth Wet Laufer was grappling with intense feelings of insecurity the and stress in her hometown of Woodstock Canada. Though she'd gotten pleasure out of killing two elderly men the previous year. She knew what she was doing was wrong. After her second murder she tried to direct her urges by singling out. Those who were no longer happy being alive she felt this was the only way to deal with the terrifying red surge of anchor. She experienced winter. Anxiety became overwhelming so when dementia patient Wayne Lean hedges claim to her that he wanted to die. Elizabeth gave him a heavy dose of insulin. However other staff members noticed that fifty seven year old Wayne gene had low blood sugar? They treated him for hypoglycemia and he was able to pull through but it wouldn't be Elizabeth's last attempt on a patient's life she targeted her next victim. Sixty three year old patient. Michael Priddle either in two thousand eight or two thousand nine varying sources versus have differing dates. Michael had Huntington's disease a fatal condition. Where nerve cells in the brain break down over time he was wheelchair bound and was admitted to Elizabeth's place of work caressing care because he had trouble swallowing he needed constant supervision during one shift? Elizabeth observed Michael With pity he was a tragic figure. A man who still had his mind but was robbed of his bodily functions. She felt it was an awful way to live. I've she closed her eyes and felt the Red Serge Pass through her. God wanted her to save this man. Elizabeth Fetched Insulin Needle and hurried to his room. She injected him with ninety units of insulin which he considered to be a very large amount despite Michael's delicate condition. And what should have been a lethal dose of insulin. He miraculously survived the night. Though it's unclear how Michael reacted to the dose. Elizabeth was adamant that other staff members didn't notice. Michael was having hypoglycemic symptoms. It wasn't medical intervention. That saved him and Elizabeth started to worry. It had been divine intervention throughout the following day. She was rattled. She thought the Red Serge had told her to kill Michael and Wayne and yet both had survived. She wondered if she'd gotten it wrong. Maybe their recoveries meant that God hadn't intended for them to die after all. Her uncertainty led her vow not to kill again instead. She searched for other ways to stay preoccupied if she was distracted elected enough. Perhaps she wouldn't act on her sinister impulses. Elizabeth turned to binge drinking and drug use which had helped her cope in the past. Vanessa is going to take over on the psychology here and throughout the episode. Please note Vanessa is not a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist. But she has done a lot of research for the show. Thanks Greg shortly before her divorce. Elizabeth had gone to see a therapist and was diagnosed with borderline personality the disorder or bpd. While she was on medication the disorder could have influenced some of her actions. According to Dr Crystalline saulters had had no a person with. BP's more likely to turn to self harming behaviors like drinking or binge eating as a way to cope with feelings of inadequacy Elizabeth's own bpd and poor self image likely drove her to abused drugs and alcohol. Elizabeth also tried to cope with their feelings by searching for love online in late. Two Thousand Nine Elizabeth connected with Sheila Andrews after trading messages and chatting online for a few you months Sheila invited Elizabeth to come and visit her and Prince Albert Canada about a four hour flight. North west of Woodstock Elizabeth was thrilled drilled. She dressed up in high heels put on vivid Red Lipstick and boarded a plane upon her arrival. Elizabeth threw herself off into Sheila's arms loudly proclaiming. That they were going to be together and that she'd already told everyone at work how much she loved. Sheila Sheila was thrown despite their intimate messages. They were only just meeting for the first time. Elizabeth was moving way too fast. Elizabeth's hastiness indicated a deep desperation for affection. According to Philip chartered a therapist and social worker. Some people cling to partners org potential partners when they have a fear of being cast aside though Sheila and Elizabeth hadn't met in person they're online connection lead Elizabeth to to believe they had a more serious relationship than they did. It's possible she was overcompensating. During their initial meeting out of fear it would all go away. A charred mentions that this fear often comes from rejection by a parent or love interest during adolescence. This is certainly likely. In Elizabeth's case Ace. As her sexuality was rejected by both her parents and her church she may have been craving away. To regain her self esteem and hoped fulfillment fulfillment in other areas of her life would quell her desire to kill despite Elizabeth's rocky first impression. Sheila decided to see how the week gwent before jumping to conclusions but after only a few days she realized there was definitely something off about Elizabeth. Sheila said Elizabeth reacted petulantly. Definitely when she didn't get what she wanted and was two desperate to start a relationship so Sheila tells her it wasn't going to work out after the stinging rejection rejection. Elizabeth returned home to Woodstock and searched even harder for someone to connect with. She finally found a companion onion. In an eighteen year old nurse's aide who started at crescent care in two thousand nine forty two year old Elizabeth Mike The aid and took her out to dinner mentoring entering her as she adjusted to her new job though. It's unconfirmed Elizabeth has also insinuated. The two of them eventually started dating regardless of their specific specific relationship. They certainly became close enough. That Elizabeth saw the young aid as someone she could trust during one conversation. Elizabeth even been told the young nurse about her crimes. According to the book lethal injections the aid wanted to alert the police immediately however Elizabeth with assured her she'd deny everything there was no proof. These crimes occurred and Elizabeth convinced. The nurse's aid that the police would likely believe believe Elizabeth over her. Elizabeth also told the Young Woman that she didn't need to be turned in as God had forgiven her for the crimes. It's it's unclear what the nurse did with this information. But there's no record of a report being filed so it appears. She kept her mouth shut as a young young impressionable woman at the start of her career. The severity of the situation might have been overwhelming. Elizabeth dodged a bullet by successfully silencing. Think the nurse but after a year of restraint and a few failed attempts at regaining. Some confidence through intimacy. She was once again weighed down by anxiety

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Myths About Your Vision

Curiosity Daily

02:19 min | 4 years ago

Myths About Your Vision

"Start off today with a little myth busting. Ashley in arrogant debunk. A few myths about your vision, and I'll start with one that's a blast from the past. Our very first guest ever on the curiosity podcast in two thousand seventeen mentioned this but it bears repeating carrots will not give you ultra sharp vision. And this myth is a double whammy, you might have heard that the British Royal Air force spread this rumor around when they started using radar technology in World War Two, but honestly, German intelligence was well aware of British radar. Installations, the carrot propaganda. Did come from the British. But it was their ministry of. The food that was trying to drum up to mand for carrots, not their military trying to fool Germany carrots do produce vitamin a by the way, which is important for your vision. But sweet potatoes and kale. We'll also do the trick. Here's another myth corrective, lenses, weaken, your is. No, they don't they strengthen your is by you know, helping you see reading in dim light also won't hurt. Your is it might feel a little uncomfortable because you're making your eyes do more work but other than getting tired faster, you won't actually damage. Your is. You know, what else won't hurt your eyes staring at a screen or sitting too close to the TV again you can cause short term discomfort by doing either of them. But it won't actually cause damage, and here's a fun fact in the nineteen fifties and sixties early TV's were literally radioactive so back in the day. They could cause I probably but today TV's have built-in shields. So you can sit closer as far from them as you want. You mean literally literally radioactive. Yeah. They produced radiation. Certain thank you. I mean, every electronic produces a little bit of radiation. But it was actually a harmful dose back then. Wow. One more myth is that blind. People can't see anything in reality. Blindness is a giant category in the US anyone with eyes eight of twenty two hundred or less qualifies as legally blind. There are plenty of people in this legal category who can still perceive things like light and darkness. So there you go. Hope we satisfied your cure. I oh.

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Do Carrots Really Help Your Eyesight?

BrainStuff

05:00 min | 4 years ago

Do Carrots Really Help Your Eyesight?

"Hey, grainstuff listeners instead of an today. I wanted to tell you about another podcast. But I think he might dig u-turns change is hard. But is it possible to make it actually feel good? Join co co-hosts Lisa Oz 'em Jill hers, egg as they end their expert guests share their most powerful end proven advice as well as stories of change from their own lives. Switching careers relocating adjusting to a new relationship or leaving old one having a first child or becoming an empty nester. The circumstances may be different. But the big question stays the same. How do we stay? Fearless. When we feel uncertain u-turns has an answer. We get honest and start talking and laughing about the stuff everyone goes through because shift happens check him out, even listen and subscribe to u-turns. That's why oh you turns on apple podcasts the iheartradio app and everywhere else that podcasts are found. Welcome to brain stuff from how stuff works. Hey, brain stuff, Lauren Bogle bomb. Hear anyone else have the common childhood dream to be able to hit Clay Pigeons with a crossbow in the dark at three hundred yards while riding on the back of a beautiful Pegasus just me. Anyway, when I told my parents, this they told me Lauren if you want to have that kind of hyper acute night vision, you've got to eat your carrots. It's common wisdom eat a lot of carrots. If you want is like a jet pilot, but do care it's really give you better eyesight. The short answer is if you already have enough vitamin an your diet, probably not. But if you don't a big old sack of carrots might be exactly what you need carrots are packed full of nutrient called beta carotene, which is kind of natural die for fruits and vegetables. Plants. Use beta carotene in their bodies is a pig bent that gives them a yellow orange color. But when you eat foods containing this natural pigment, like sweet potatoes, spinach or carrots, the beta carotene gets absorbed by your intestinal wall and converted into vitamin A. So. Oh, here's the true part of the myth. If you want to maintain normal. I health you've got to get enough item. In a and carrots are a perfectly good source in regions where people don't get much vitamin a in their diets vision problems are rampant without vitamin A. The photoreceptors in your eyes start to deteriorate and your corneas can actually vanish. But if you don't have a vitamin a deficiency. And your vision is already healthy stuff in your face with carrots or any other source of the vitamin will not lead to superhuman eyeball powers. So where did we get the idea that carrots can do to your eyes, but spinach does to Popeye's forearms believe it or not this myth got a big boost from World War Two propaganda during World War Two the United Kingdom underwent air raids conducted by axis powers, the German lift Buffa would strike at British cities in the night over the years, the British Royal Air force had some success pushing back the German air attacks one explanation for their success. Is that from nineteen thirty nine onward, British pilots. Had access to a technology called onboard airborne interception. Radar to help them spot enemy planes great distance. But the UK ministry of food launched a propaganda campaign claiming that its fighter pilots could pick out an aircraft in the dark because they honed their eyes with carrots. Some sources have speculated that the story was designed to hide the existence of the Royal Air forces onboard radar system from the enemy another explanation might be simple economics German set up blockades to you starvation and discomfort as weapons which meant that many goods like sugar had to be rationed, the UK government encouraged citizens to turn to sugar substitutes, for example, carrots which were plentiful even during the war could be used as a sweetener in foods like carrot pudding, and carrot fudge or as a substitute for meat in the infamous Walton pie carrots were so plentiful because they could be grown by citizens at home and around their communities in its so called victory gardens food supplies were low due to those blockades and canned fruits and vegetables. It's largely went to be the military citizens were encouraged to make up the difference. The slogan of the campaign was dig for victory. Two million private gardens were constructed and some public ones as well. The dry moat surrounding the tower of London was filled in with growing vegetables. Today's episode was written by Jim McCormack and produced by Tyler claim for more on this and lots of other sharp, topics. Visit our home planet. How stuff works dot com. Hey, their brain Steph listeners, we need your help. So the ads that you listen to make this podcast possible. But we want you to listen to ones that are actually useful. We have a listener survey up on our show website, brain stuff show dot com where you can go, and let us know what you're most interested in it should take less than five minutes. Just head on over to brain stuff, show dot com. And let us know. And

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