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'Superbad' Sets Reunion Watch Party to Benefit Wisconsin Democrats
"Back together. Wait. You changed your name to McLovin? McLovin. Kind of a stupid name Is that Fogell? What You're trying to be an Irish Army singer stars, including Jonah Hill and Seth Rogan will hold a cast reunion and watch party to benefit the Democratic Party of Wisconsin Wisconsin's a key battleground state in the presidential election. This will take place October
Libya’s Two Main Factions Agree to a Cease-Fire
"Libya's warring parties have agreed to a complete permanent cease-fire the head of the UN's mission for the country Stephanie Williams announced in Geneva on Friday. Military representatives from the government and the rival Libyan national army met in the Swiss city this week for a fourth round of talks in efforts to end their years long conflict speaking in Arabic Miss Williams described it as a moment that will go down in history. She added that the deal also response to the UN Secretary General's appeal for global ceasefire during the cove nineteen pandemic I wish to congratulate you on what you have accomplished here. It needed much courage you have met for. The sake of Libya for your people. In order to take concrete steps to put an end to their suffering speaking in New York UN Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez called the ceasefire a fundamental step toward peace and stability in Libya I appeal to all stakeholders and regional actors to respect the provisions of the Ceasefire Agreement and insured supplementation without delay and I call on the international community support Libyans in implementing the ceasefire and in bringing an end to the conflict and I urge the parties to maintain the current momentum and show the senator nation in reaching a political solution to the conflict, resolving economic issues and addressing the.
Politician, Eva Pern
"If, it was born Maria Eva Duarte in nineteen nineteen in Los Toldo's Argentina. If his mother and father were never married in fact, Avis father was married to someone else and had a whole other family eva's mother was his mistress. Still if it was the youngest of their four children to to the `illegitimate' status of the relationship, the family was very poor when evo was six, her father died leaving the family in an even more precarious position. To make ends meet if his mother took in boarders and worked odd jobs when EVA was fifteen, she traveled to Buenos Irs to pursue an acting career. She found success doing radio shows including one in which she portrayed famous women throughout history like Elizabeth I and Catherine. The Great, a sort of dramatized encyclopedia Manica if you will. When it was in her mid twenty s she met a rising star in the Argentinian government colonel Juan Perron. The two were married nineteen forty-five later, that same year, a military coup of rival army navy officials ousted from office. Determined, to return to power one, entered the presidential race with Eva by his side. Her humble beginnings resonated with the poor and working class people of Argentina. The response was overwhelming. The adoration around Abe propelled want to victory and he took office in June of Nineteen, forty six. While Eva held no official title beyond first lady she quickly began amassing political power having built. So much of the campaign around her connection with the poorest citizens of Argentina, she became the defacto secretary of Labor, as well as the unofficial secretary of health. In these unofficial positions if a secured wage increases for unions, she created the Eva Peron Foundation which established hospitals, schools, elder care facilities, and orphanages all around the country A. To progress the rights of women in Argentina, she was influential in the passage of the women's suffrage legislation in nineteen, forty seven and the subsequent creation of the parents to feminist party in nineteen, forty nine. As her popularity grew to saint like fervor. There were calls for her to run as the vice president alongside her husband in nineteen fifty one. But want an eva ended up not going forward with that plan due to opposition from the Army Davis, growing health concerns in nineteen, fifty, two eva passed away from cervical cancer. She was just thirty three years old. Despite her untimely passing Abbas influence reverberated throughout. Argentina. Devoted followers tried to have her canonized but political opponents were set on removing all symbols of parochialism in one, thousand, nine, hundred, fifty, five, one Perron was overthrown and exiled from Argentina. Shortly thereafter, if was embalmed body was stolen. Even. In death, her presence was seen as a threat to her political opponents balanced political power if his remains were eventually returned to Quan Perron who was exiled in Madrid when one passed away nineteen, seventy, four, his third wife Isabel Perron in an attempt to curry favor with the Argentinian working class returned Eva's remains Argentina. They were interred in the presidential. Palace crept. Just two years later, a new government that was hostile to peronism had the bodies removed. In life and in death, Eva was a galvanizing political figure. Her story is memorialized in the award winning musical and later film adaptation of e TAP.
UN Rights Chief Calls for Justice After Nigerian Soldiers Kill Protesters
"High Commissioner for Human Rights. Michelle Bachelet is calling for an investigation of Nigerian armed forces following attacks that killed at least a dozen protesters this week in Lagos. Mrs. Flynt has this story from Geneva closed circuit TV cameras and lighting reportedly were deliberately disabled prior to the shooting if confirmed, Human rights spokesman Rupert Colville says that means theater AC on peaceful protesters was premeditated, planned and coordinated the Bottom line here is endemic problem with security forces in Nigeria that need to be sorted out because what were these protests about? They were about Police force that was Killing people. Raping women extorting money. For years, Nigeria's army has dismissed as fake news reports that soldiers were behind the killings. You and rights Chief watch ladies calling for perpetrators of these crimes to be brought to justice for NPR News. I'm Lisa Schlein in Geneva, Poland's
Q&A with Senate hopeful Daniel Gade
"Weeks away. But nearly 38 million voters have already cast their ballots. That includes roughly 1.5 million voters in Virginia, where incumbent Democratic Senator Mark Warner is facing off against Republican challenger Daniel Gate. In a state that's become increasingly blew some of called Gates Campaign a longshot recent polling shows Warner up by almost 16 point. We've had Senator Warner on the show twice this year, but we haven't heard from his opponent yet. And that changes today. Daniel Gate. Welcome to one, eh? It's a pleasure to be on Earth. You thank you so much. And we should note that Daniel was also a professor at American University, which holds the license for our parent station. W AM. You So you're a military veteran and a disability rights activists running for office for the first time. What made you decide to run? Well, you're right. I'm a military veteran. I spent 25 years in the U. S Army and was wounded in combat twice decorated for valor, gave a leg in combat my hip level amputee and then later went on to get a PhD and a master's degree in public policy working in both the Bush and the Trump administration, so I'm a public policy expert, and I consider this race an extension of my military service, in the sense that I've been under oath to the Constitution my whole life, and this is just more service as someone with a little experience in politics. You've been running in part on the idea that you're Ah Washington. Outsider. Why do you see that as an advantage? Well, it's an advantage because you know, I think Virginians are sick of and nationally you see people sick of career politicians who have done little to solve our problems. I'll give you a couple of examples. When Mark Warner took office in 2008, he pledged 2009. He was elected Noh eight, but he pledged to be a budget hawk and back Then the deficit was $12 trillion, and now it's something like $27 Trillion or the debt rather And on issue after issue. There's a history of broken promises here, and even the Washington Post's no friend of Republicans said that he had quote muddled through his time in the Senate with few signature accomplishments. That's from spring of 2019 so This is who the career politicians are, and people are sick of it. They want career servants, and I'm a career servant of the Constitution. And that's the fundamental difference between us. But Republicans have held a majority in the Senate for some time. So how much of that? Can you lay? At Senator Warren Warner's feet. Will remember at the beginning of his time in the Senate. Back in 09, 10 and 11. The Democrats had a super majority in the Senate, not just a majority, but a super majority and and the White House and for the bulk of his time in the Senate, the White House and the Senate have been Held by Democrats, So it's not. It's true that there has been some fiscal indiscipline by Republicans as well. And I'm not in favor of that, either. What? Explain a little bit one example. What approach which you take to fiscal responsibility if elected. Oh, sure, one thing we need and I know a lot of people talk about this, and then they get to Washington. See and forget about it. D C has proven that we need about balanced Budget amendment and it can have an escape hatch for emergencies with, you know, some kind of three quarters majority in both houses to override for a period of time and You can write it so that it's not a suicide pact. But we absolutely must have that. And that means we need to weigh need to take seriously our obligation to our future generations. And that's something that I care deeply about. Do you think there's a political will for that kind of move? No, there's not on Capitol Hill. Of course, there's not, And the reason there's not is because they all are feeding at the same trough, Republicans and Democrats alike. But there's absolutely political will for it on Main Street, and it's a very populist thing, people. That's what people want. People want Washington to spend within its means, just like every state has to and just like every family has to. So if this is not rocket science, so if you're critiquing both Democrats and Republicans for this issue, how would you shift that dynamic if you're elected? Well, The first thing is that we need to elect Republicans who have a spine and we need Teo and we need to work. Of course we need to work cross, but we also need to tie into our core principles and his Republicans. Far too often, We've abandoned our core principles in favor of short term gain. And so that's you know, that's a broad based critique of my party and of end of, frankly, the other party as well. There hasn't been a Republican elected to statewide office in Virginia for more than 10 years, and some of called your Senate run a serious long shot. What makes you think Virginia could shift red again? Well, a couple of things one is you know, in the last quarter, I actually outraised Mark Warner, which was fantastic. And and what we're seeing at the doors on our phone calls and in our polling is that when independence here about me And my bio just my history of service to the country and my qualifications for the office. The fact that I have a PhD in policy they're coming over 2 to 12 to one and part of that is Mark Warner's failures on you Know, he voted against Cove it really for Virginia families. He voted he put in a budget that defunded the police by $50 million in 2002 as governor. And when people discovered that kind of thing, they're like, Wait a second, he says. He's moderate. But in actuality he's not. And so that kind of betrayal is really digging in and people are sick and tired of it. Well as we speak. There's a debate in Congress
UN chief calls for end to reported police brutality in Nigeria
"The UN secretary. General's closely following recent developments across Nigeria in the wake of reports that protesters had been shot dead and wounded calling for an end to report it police brutality and abuses. Antonio Gutierrez. The statement issued by his spokesperson on Wednesday that he condemned the violent escalation took place allegedly involving army personnel and police in Lagos, which resulted in multiple deaths and caused many injuries according to witnesses. Nigerian security forces opened fire on Tuesday nights in Africa's largest city as protests continued over a now disbanded in discredited police unit known as these special anti robbery squad or ourselves. The government has pledged to carry out further police reforms and improve police accountability. Mister Gutierrez urged security forces to act times with maximum restraint while calling on protesters to demonstrate peacefully and to refrain from violence.
Nigerian forces accused of killing anti-police brutality protesters
"Denied reports that its soldiers open far on hundreds of protesters in the city of Lagos Eye. Witnesses say schools of people were shot and injured on Tuesday evening in the suburb of Lucky, and several killed. This protester told the BBC. The shooting was unprovoked. All of us. We're actually sitting on the ground. You want to let him know that we're now about to cause trouble. There was violence on the open fire directly street adults, and he kept on advancing on advancing. Everybody got up. Andi became total jails. Many more people guides. I could count about 10 people that died immediately in sports lifeless bodies. About 50 people go injured Wass terrible last night. On Twitter. The army called the reports fake news. But the Lego state governor acknowledged that is serious shooting incident had taken place, saying that forces beyond his control were responsible. He visited injured people in hospital on promise an investigation. Our
Nigerian forces accused of killing anti-police brutality protesters
"In Nigeria, where security forces have opened fire on anti government demonstrators in Lagos. This is what it sounded like. Sit down. Sit down. You can hear people telling everyone to sit down in the hope that they wouldn't be shot. We heard earlier on this program from a witness. Who said that he counted 20 fallen protesters around him. The incident took place at 6 45. We were told last night in the suburb of Lucky. This is quite an upmarket area in Lagos. It was where crowds had bean blocking traffic a toll booth at a pinch point. Basically, they were blocking traffic, causing trouble in pursuit of their campaign against police brutality and SARS. Let's speak now to someone Who was there? Certainly in the early stages of the demonstrations, not lost eagle who joins us now? Thank you very much indeed. For coming on and trying Tio, help us or help us tryingto enlightened people about what actually happened now what stage were you at the demonstration? Cause I understood that you left. Why did you leave? Yeah, it becomes so, so terrible And the situation went out of town. When the military listening they came in on when they came in. It thought we thought they were China, you know? Guardo's, You know, but all of the saddle in the open fire on a little people saw such enjoy about this morning about 52 people. We shut down so it was soaked arable and you can see the puts off the light so that we could get a clear shot off what was happening on the area and also understand the the security cameras that might have provided images of what was going on. Also got taken down now. Didn't that That gave you a warning, didn't it? You and the other protesters that something was going to happen? That was the one but you can see the food That was for Vita that it was very, very peaceful. We will hold no weapons. There was no where person, So we only have been a drunk like you see, people were sitting down on the ground because then first on Was not a fight. You understand that, and that's a very important point to make, because elsewhere, the authorities have said some of these protests have turned violent or violent elements have tried to take advantage You're saying at lucky last night, there was no violence offered a tall Can I ask you about one particular thing? I'm sure you have seen. The army on its official Twitter handle has been saying this is all fake news. The army was never there. You saw the army. How do you know that They were the Army. Because we're house on putting this off If you need me to provide that for you going to do is footage is off the army when they were shooting on that one. You guys didn't get the footage. We have it. I was 12 the don't know on DH. You know, it's the Army. Why? Because they had uniforms. Yes, they have uniforms. This. You know, this thing's was building that the evidence didn't hide behind. The issue. No own uniforms. The killed are very close. And it's very difficult to get to the bottom of what's going on, particularly how many people were injured. You. You mentioned the figure of around 50. Now That's the first time that I've heard that figure. What What are you basing that on? Is that what people are saying at the moment before saying that life was put on After I left yesterday, but on you consider people were you know down on this truth, reason why you're not getting the actual father of budding stories because the government is involved. They are trying. They are trying to hide his story because they need what they have done. This is really evil. This is bad. The kid's on citizens. This is suddenly I wasn't able to get those politicals people school so terrible a slight but when you see when, but when you see what happened to demonstrations. Are you going to go back to the street? Will you carry on protesting? You know, for now, For now, we have two weeks before the officials on what to do, because we don't know now how this situation is going to be because we can't trust nobody in the government of females in this country. We don't like that coming. But if people go back on the street again, so wait have We have to settle down. I really thought about this carefully because this is a question of Marchal. Pound it, So listen. Thank you very much indeed. For joining us Stay safe as well, Whatever you decide to do next, No Celestina, one of the people who was there in the early stages of the incident at Lucky. Yesterday evening in
Guidelines for the Leader and Commander
"Is Jaakko podcast number two, fifty two. With Dave Burke and me Jaakko willink good evening. Dave. Good Evening Echo Charles is taking care of some other business. On the last podcast. Number two, fifty, one with Leif and we started getting into the book guidelines for the leader and Commander by General Bruce Clark but we only made it thirteen pages in two and a half hours, and it's one hundred, seventeen page book. To, recap a little bit, this is a book that I searched for for over a decade I originally heard about this book in my favorite book, which is called about face by colonel. David Hackworth. Finally, found a copy a month and a half ago. and. So here we are just a little background once again on General Bruce. Kark. World War One. World War Two Korea enlisted in one thousand, nine hundred and up going to west point colonel in World War Two. Then a general commanded the Fourth Armored Division in Patents Third Army. Battle the Bulge Distinguished Service Cross three silver stars forty five years. Of Service? And then spend a bunch of time not only leading troops but also training troops or overseeing training commands so. Awesome Career Hackworth talked about him glowingly in the book about face and That's where that's where the star took me a long time to find this book. Who did somebody texted me about it. And said, it was the white whale. that. It was definitely hard for me find this book, but we have it and that's it. That's what we're GonNa do where do you go back into this book? So here we go back into guidelines for the leader and commander by Bruce General Bruce C Clarke. This section starts off with administration some thoughts for the commander. And he says inflammation, I would like to point out the close. Interrelationship between training programs. And Sound. Overall management. So this is something you know when you're that young gung-ho leader. That just thinks, hey, where you're operate whatever that operation is whether it's shooting machine guns or whether that's out selling things or making things and you think, Hey, I'm I'm on the front lines I'm going to make things happen and you think all the administrative stuff you shouldn't have to worry about. That's not me. And I know many individuals that are like that I know one individual in particular like that whose name is Jaakko. 'cause I was definitely like that. Many commanders. I should say I. was like that when I was younger because I absolutely I realize this and you can hear. We'll talk about the paperwork drills that we had to do and how. Life. Came to me. We shouldn't have to do this stuff and I said Oh we're going to do it and we do a better than anybody else. So I figured this out but it is it is definitely a learning moment that people have and so why not learn it right now many commanders are defeated by poor administration. Imagine that just that statement many commanders are defeated by poor administration not defeated because they were tactically unsound not defeated because they made bad decisions not defeated because they couldn't come up with a good plan they fail because their administrative losers. Without. Sound Administration at Commander CanNot Succeed in his training and maintenance programs. Good. Administration is nothing more than applied common sense. I'm including here a number of items that may well be considered a checklist of indicators of sound. Administration. Number. One. Importance of time. The principal coordinating device in the army is time. Learn the proper time space factors. So you can be on time and make reasonable demands of your subordinates. So. So that's number one by the way, which is probably why you hear a lot of talk about time management. Just think about the idea that the first thing he's GonNa say is time this is someone who clearly understands that have all the resources in the world that we have. That's the one that matters the most because we just can't produce more of. I was GONNA say it's the it's the one that matters the most and it's the absolute one that we have the least control much control. You have time you zero you cannot stop it. You cannot bring it back. You gotta say the power curve. I hate that fewing. I hate that feeling and let me tell you what. I realized this a while back. So when you go to the airport if you show up at the airport late. In now look TSA doesn't care that you're late the baggage handler doesn't care that you're late the uber driver does not care what time your planes leaving they're they're doing what they're doing, and so what that does is it takes you have no control. Over that time once it started to commence, what do you have control over going to the airport a little bit earlier? That's all. That's all not that big of a deal. Go to the airport a little earlier, and you won't have to worry about TSA. You won't have to worry about baggage you won't have to worry about. How long it takes for the Uber driver or the left let's give proper. Credit or lift driver to show up and bring you to the airport. Not so so how'd you get control? You can't control time once it's unfolding you can't bring it back you have to you have to plan for appropriately. And there's a there's a sense of urgency and I have a pretty good sense of urgency and you you may have may or may not I know like at the monster especially the earlier musters when we weren't. When the backside wasn't quite the well oiled machine that it is now certainly as a well oiled machine now the early musters do. Not a Well oiled machine. So on the on the front side, people would know that when Leith and I were walking out on stage at eight o'clock in the morning, we had two hours sleep because we had to do whatever we had to do behind the scenes and that's just the way it was. I can feel I can feel. When the shortage of time in fact, I think I feel the shortage of time every single day single waking minute.
Nagorno-Karabakh truce frays amid reports of new shelling
"Alliance to mano, and we're joined by Professor Brenda Shaffer of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. I begin with the news. This is Reuters. Within these last hours, Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other on Sunday within last hours. Violating a new humanitarian ceasefire and fighting over the mountain enclave of Nagorno car. Bach after was agreed The truce agreed on Saturday came into force at midnight after a week old Russian brokered ceasefire failed to halt the worst fighting at 10. 10 GMT, The Azeri Defense Ministry said the aft Agdam region adjacent to growing a car back was under Armenian shelling. It said overnight army and military units open fire from large caliber weapons along the border, which Armenia denied. Armenia said the Azeri army had fired twice during the night and used artillery and accused Baku. Rejecting its request to withdraw the wounded soldiers from the battlefield. Mr Ambassador, I come to you with first the poor news of the breakdown in the cease fire. And then the positive news from Washington that the foreign minister of Armenia will meet with your foreign minister of Azerbaijan, and Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state on Friday. Does that look to be a moment when a more lasting ceasefire could take hold since the Russians failed? Can Washington succeed? Good evening to you? Good evening, John. Always good talking to you. And once again thank you for keeping this, Uh public and listeners updated on the development of the region. Unfortunately, issue actually pointed out the ceasefire has broken down again. That's the second time that the minions violate the cease fire. We don't fully understand why they Sign this file. Just violated very shortly afterwards. What elevation is that once they don't really want to seize fire? They didn't don't wantto engage in the Meaningful conversation on substantive talks. All they want is to prolong the occupation of the virgin lands on DH by why didn't cease fire created conditions with third parties to participate to direct, uh, posters, other parties, including courses of action in this case in tow, direct confrontation into direct conflict. That's that's a danger. Think. So this continues to because ceasefire is a good thing off course nobody wants people to die. Nobody wants to shooting to continue. But at the same time. The most important thing, of course, is no justice filed by the medical conversation and substantive talks based on international war, and that's what I hope is that meetings in Washington will produce something like that, of course. Every effort for peace is appreciated. Andi if the United States as a culture of the men's group wants to take a proactive approach to that, that's a very positive development. We don't know exactly what what exactly you expect from the conversation. But Um, a little over to the visit to Washington. Mr Ambassador. I believe in these last days, I've seen video of more missile attacks against ganja is that is that correct? These are in addition to the ones we talked about last week. It's holding. It's just horrible. Uh, easy losing on the battlefield. I mean, is exactly what every dictatorship which is militant and the hunter is doing when they was in the better. They attacked someone else's civilians so Friday, just hours off deciding the ceasefire agreement Ah, I mean, you're fired. Ballistic scarred me so into the sedation neighborhood in gadget, this tongue everything. Now they're trying to say this is occasions versus Muslims they hit in, added 500 M from the major. Go to the kitchen, Cassio and 300 M from the major mosque. This is a type of behavior over uncivilized. Nation. I mean, it's like Saddam Hussein. Firing things into Israel works for them works at the same doing that towards others, by the way. Saddam Hussein began firing missiles into civilian Attias of is a also once you began losing in his occupation, illegal occupation off of it. Washing others of the same thing. This is this was a horrible poker, Uh, scores of people died, including a good 10 years old. A 10 month old baby. Can you imagine that toilet picture over father holding it? 10 months old. Body off his daughter. There's a girl who was killed whose birthday was on our additional day, which is the way it is October, so Visit when we go into a cease fire when we're going to come into a negotiation, I want people to understand. If you look at the emotions on the outside when we go Talk to people who do this kind of thing's Ah, Professor. There is a video I have seen
China Threatens to Detain Americans if U.S. Prosecutes Chinese Scholars
"China is threatening to detain Americans in an act of diplomatic retaliation. Use a radio networks. Dan Iraqi has the details. Chinese officials are warning that they'll start detaining Americans in China if the US doesn't put a halt to prosecutions against Chinese academics. According to reports, Beijing has told multiple American government representatives of the U. S. Should drop the prosecution of four Chinese researchers or Americans in the country could find themselves detained. The researchers were arrested earlier this year accused of failing to record their affiliation with the Chinese army on their visa applications. Last month, the visas of 1000 Chinese nationals were revoked for alleged national security risks. The US State Department has also issued an advisory for US citizens against traveling to China because of the risk of detention
From Agoraphobia to Full Time Travel: Lessons Learned Along the Way with Lisa Manning
"Hey guys. Welcome to not another anxiety show I'm your host. Kelly Walker, and joining me today is guest Lisa. Manning highly suck I Kelly. Thank you so much for taking time to hop on the show today yet. Thank you for inviting me in that. Really excited about this. Now. Do you mind if I share a little bit more about you with our audience before we get started on a police do think. Perfect. Lisa, manning is a certified coach and digital nomad who is currently traveling around the Oregon coast. She is an Army combat veteran and champion for removing barriers to a mental health care. Prior to her bag balm lifestyle Lisa had a history of anxiety panic agoraphobia an OCD. After moving pasture struggle, she went back to school to earn her graduate degree in. Psychology. Lisa now works as a coach to help others move past their anxiety panic in phobias using evidence based cognitive behavioral approaches such as mindfulness based stress, reduction, and acceptance, and commitment therapy. You can find Lisa at panic and phobia coach dot com or newly on instagram. Score panic. Underscore phobia underscore coach. Hopefully, I said that right because I am also instagram. I know. Yes. Thank you. I am also new to the INSTAGRAM. So still still figuring things out here. Yes, me too and I just love it because I was really resistant to the change and I like it better than the other platforms I've used before. It's fun right I mean you can do polls and questions and really it's just a nice way to interact with people it is. And I was telling you totally stole one of your memes about lavender a few weeks. That's such a good one, and so drew I would have done anything any magic crystal rock anything to get rid of it. He. Space right even if it meant bathing in lavender. Exactly. I must've had all those tiny diffusers around the house doing Eucalyptus lavender like to in the bedroom for in the kitchen it was does yeah essential oils look you. Lava rocks lamps. Oh. God and I mean I love essential oils but me too I had on. Eucalyptus. Eucalyptus I had the house and my husband's like I'm getting like daily Migraines. We can't do this. Anymore. Sharona. Exactly. Yeah. So you mentioned that at its worst you would have done almost anything to make anxiety go away and I. Totally I'm with you on that I used to say listen I will just give up one of my kidneys means I don't have to struggle with anxiety like you can have it for free really I felt like I'll do just about anything do you mind sort of telling us a little bit about what anxiety did look like at its worst for you? Yeah So, looking back I had. Anxiety but didn't knows anxiety for most of my life. Then I had my first panic attack in my early twenties and I think we all remember our first panic attack him when we think we're gonNA, another side of it. Yes. Yes. And from that point on it was Kinda like became this mission to discover what was wrong with me. And when they kept telling me, it was anxiety I'd say, no I am anxious because there's something wrong with me and you cannot figure it out you know and that's that's anxiety inducing and so. You know that that mission defined what was wrong with me that tensely join about life off and on anxiety and panic attacks. Culminated in what I call my dark year of the homebound soul. That's a good name. Mesfin homebound ranks. Can. You say it one more time for us. Dark Year of the homebound soul. Yeah that's Quite, an accurate picture I'd say at least from my experience too. Yeah, exactly. It just happened You know it it happened quickly and also slowly where my world began to shrink as I avoided and avoid it. Yeah, I'm really like It was now not driving on freeways now I'm not driving now I'm not leaving the house now I'm not leaving my bedroom you know and it just kinda shrink and shrink until I. Really just wasn't getting out of that. And I mean it was really just five ten panic attacks day even while just laying in bed intrusive thoughts de personalization. Nightmares I try and give myself a break and take a nap and I'd have a nightmare and wake up panicking again and it was just. is fears of losing touch with reality and. You know just all of the anxiety and panic.
Jesus - the one who would drink the cup of God’s wrath
"So. All of this has huge implications for how we should talk and think about how Jesus understood his death. What did Jesus think his death meant how did he talk about it and how does it fit into this will conversation. So remember the meaning of the Cup of God's anger in in the prophets there's an important story in Matthew. Chapter. Twenty. Where two of his disciples their mom comes up to him to Jesus and asks if two of her sons can be Jesus as like special special princes when he becomes the King of Israel helicopter parents. Just, be a good mom. So. Wealth is great. So. Will you know command in your kingdom that my Tucson's will sit on your right and left Jesus answers. Sorry you just simply don't know what you're asking for. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink and the two men said to him? Oh yes we're able and he said to them you know you actually will drink my cup but to sit on my right hand or left sorry, that's not my authority give but to be on my right and my left that is for those whom it has been prepared by my father this is a little hint forward to criminals. Jesus. Yes. But to Jesus thrown in other words when comes in his kingdom, he will have one on his right and one on his left and when in the Gospels is that moment happen? Why did it all the Gospel Authors? Tell us that he had one on his right and one on his left when he was Chris when he's crucified yes. That's right which is a type of upside down and thrown. Yeah. That's right. So already here he's hinting that the cup refers to his coming execution. And many of his disciples will actually lay down their lives for their witness to Jesus I. think that's what it means. You will drink my cup, but his point is that the way I'm going to become king over Israel over the nation's is by drinking the cup and there's only one place. Where that Jesus getting that image from. But the the passages we looked at in a previous episode, which is Isaiah Fifty one Jeremiah twenty-five in Psalm seventy five with three main cup of passages of Gaza. If they were familiar with the Hebrew. Bible would they know exactly what he was saying here? Are you able to what they have understood that? Well, yeah. In the moment in the actual moment of the conversation. Yeah. I don't know Jesus was a ridler he spoke in scriptural language and the riddles all the time the Gospel authors want the reader to pick it up because Jesus is going to use the image again in a couple of chapters. So what is he saying what did authors want us to pick up? Are you able to? Remind me again about drinking the Cup yet drinking the cup is what Jeremiah says will happen to Jerusalem when it surrounded by Babylonian armies because they're king broke a treaty with Babylon and they've been unfaithful to God. So drinking the cup, is another way of saying God handing you over to the consequences of your decisions, which ultimately it seems like our death throughout the biblical story line, not not as in the consequences. Of Sin are death in the trite way we think about it. But in the story line being handed over is kind of simultaneous with and specifically being handed over to be conquered by pagan armies. What would it mean then for Jesus to drink the of? That's exactly right. You gotTa keep on Reading You gotTa let the story. Tell you what she's means because he brings it up again in the garden Africa semi. Well, actually skipping his story at Passover. Right at the last supper when he brings out the cup and he says, This Cup is the new covenant in my blood. So he gives them a cup to drink and they're the this cup imagery is really rich. He's borrowing imagery from Covenant Making Ceremonies and the Old Testament likening his blood, the blood of the animals that would be offered up to God in the making. Of Covenant. Then after that, he goes out to the Garden of Disseminating Matthew Twenty six and in the in the garden, what he's praying is this it's in Verse Thirty Nine in Matthew Twenty. Six He says three times Matthew says, Jesus, prayed my father it's possible May. This Cup be taken from me but not my desire, but your desire be done so Jesus keeps talking about. His coming death as drinking the Cup on behalf of his people. That's his conception of death and drinking the cup in say Isaiah fifty one is image of experiencing the consequences of God turning his face Yup and those consequences are God allowing foreign armies to overtake his Covenant People. That's the concrete expression that it takes in history and so Jesus is using this phrase. We know it's intense. We know he's excited about it. Yeah. So Jesus is going to experience. God turning his face away. Jesus knows that if Israel turns away from his message that they're going to be destroyed. He's been making that crystal clear all throughout his warnings of Judgment. He intentionally goes to Jerusalem for Passover during the feast week when they celebrate their liberation from a pagan oppressor Egypt. And he intentionally goes there and he poked the bear, it doesn't just poke the bear. He likes stabs the bear jabs at for a week. You're. Provoking, the temple leaders, the city leaders I you know he's intentionally creating problem and he keeps saying throughout this week, I'm going to drink the cup. I'm coming here to drink the cup. So Jesus is going to put himself in the place of faithless covenant, breaking Israel and experienced defeat at the hands of pegging armies on their behalf. If, you just think through with all these images mean to drink. The Cup means to be conquered by PAGANO, presser job because of covenant violation Israel here specifically Jerusalem the warning is given. That Rome is going to burn it down and takeover death destruction and. What Jesus is predicting that's going to happen is he's going to experience that he's going to experience what it's like to be. destroyed. By the Roman oppressor. That's right. He's GonNa Drink That Cup
Family's mission to provide desks for kids in need
"Still to come the family building better lives for kids one desk at a time. There's good news tonight about how a little would and a whole lot of hard work can improve the. of So many children. Family bonding. The couch family involves lots of power tools. For. The past few weeks they've been on a mission everyday, you'll get home from work. We make all the desk we can till the sun goes down and it's time for bed and and then weekends we've been making desk nonstop they're working so hard because these desks are so desperately needed by kids doing their schooling remotely without a place to Work Mitch Couch knows firsthand how real that need is after his own kids started attending classes virtually when I was doing school I was on my bed and it was really hard to. Because I wanted to fall asleep. A few hours and pieces of plywood later, Haley had a new desk of her own. What we need to do is separate the home life in the School Life Mitch shared a photo of that I desk seventeen quarter and posted a youtube tutorial on how he did it everything started blowing up. It was crazy suddenly parents in need started reaching out. Now the couches are providing desks for families you have three nephews that need. Foster Kids we've got seven desk going out to foster kids seems like a simple thing but I think in the kid's world that's really important timothy shelters. I mean a lot for the children to have their own workspace and you know not having to share with. Other children we really prohibiting is doing here. They've donated more than sixty so far but that's just part of it that tutorial Mitch posted online we're gonNA. Cut It's become a blueprint for others inspiring. An Army of desk makers from Hawaii to Ohio to Massachusetts volunteers are building dozens of desks for kids in need but for Mitch, perhaps the biggest payoff is closer to home there's nothing greater than teaching your family, how to use tolls and teaching his kids the importance of using what you have to help others it's been so fun making like for kids that don't have a way to learn at home. How to use tools Mitch and his family planned to keep building at least thirty desks a week that is NBC nightly news on this Sunday Lester Holt. We'll be back with you tomorrow. I'm Kate Snow for all of us here at NBC News Stay Safe and have a great night.
Philadelphia looms large for Trump in election
"Just weeks from Election Day. Tension outside early voting sites, fueling fears of confrontations and voter intimidation at the polls, we need every able bodied man woman to join army for trump's election security operation trump campaign calling for thousands to monitor with the president insists is an election rigged against him. I think my supporters to go into the polls and watch very carefully. It's just important that voters know the truth Al Smith a Republican. Election Commissioner in battleground Pennsylvania, can we met in a mock polling place pushing back at the president's allegations? There are all sorts of safeguards built in the system rules vary by state, but watchers are designated and trained by parties and candidates one from each side in the room at a time on election here where could a poll watcher be in this environment? A watcher could be back there behind. You over there over there, they can't be behind the machines. These people can't be stopping voters and talking to people and raising their hands and making objections. That's right. They can't stop voters they can't harass voters they should approach the judge of elections there in the room all the time during the room all the time both sides also watching closely outside polling places at this Philadelphia election site. Abidin. Poll. Monitor different than a poll watcher who's allowed inside confirms voters had no problems. I think it's important to make sure the processes smooth for as many people as possible team Biden says the president's accusations about fraud go too far bad things happen in Philadelphia bad things presents rhetoric grossly irresponsible is unquestionably vote suppression tool it is. So outlandish is very difficult to imagine that many boaters around the country. Actually take what he has to say seriously, team trump insists it's playing by the rules. So you're Hornets who would say that this army is out to suppress vokes to voters. You would say it's a totally false narrative. Why would we want to suppress voters in a state that we won by forty four thousand boats encouraging people to go into our website and B. Trains and engage in proper pull watching process just weeks to go voters already turning out in historic numbers hoping it's a free and fair
Arrest of former Mexican defense minister shakes military
"The Mexican government has confirmed that a former defence secretary arrested in the United States and Thursday is facing drugs charges. General Salvador Cienfuegos lead the Mexican army for six years until 2018 during the presidency of Enrique Pena Nieto will grant reports on Friday. General Cienfuegos said there will be transferred to York, where he will see his lawyer for the first time since he was arrested. A former Mexican defense minister, faces five charges in total related to drug trafficking. In his morning news conference, the President Andres Manuel Lopez over the door would only say he had known about an investigation into the ex defense minister for a little over two weeks. His arrest was lamentable, the president said. Andan unequivocal sign of the decomposition
Nigerians Demand an End to Police Squad Known as SARS
"That there'll be judicial enquiries into police brutality and all of the countries 36 states. It follows weeks of protests sparked by a number of deaths at the hands of a now disbanded police unit. The special anti robbery squad all sauce on Thursday, the army won't it might intervene if people didn't obey a government ban on large rallies. But people still came out from Nigeria my
See who won at the Billboard Music Awards
"Well, did you guys have a chance to West? The Billboard Music Awards? I did. I watched it just because killer Mike was receiving to change Make awards. So I had it on mute until that portion of the knot and see. I try to tune in for a little bit. I seem colleague pick up his award. Then I seen saying Jones started before, but I didn't see past that well post. Malone was the biggest nominee, and he actually was the biggest winner. He got nine awards. Overall, he got top artist. Top male artist Tap 100 artists have billboard 200 artist taps dreaming songs. Artist Hap Rat Male artist hot wrapped towards had rap album. In all the vets. Khalid won a lot of awards, too. He got a top R and B album and top R and B artist and Top Army Middle Artis Summer, Walker got top Army female artists. Khalid got top army tour. But, yeah, So that was on last night card to be one for top, a wrap female artist and as a little known as X Got top hat, 100 song, top streaming song and top selling song, Okay?
"us army" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"I'll met. Again. I was really lucky. There is maybe I think the DOC said he took out about thirty pieces. Is Kind of interesting because he said. You know. The shrapnels going to your body, the muscle naturally try to get rid of shrapnel so that Muthu the. Surface of the skin. And then you could start popping out lack. pimples. And most of them were my back or my side but it. It was true. I was a life of the party, but I came home. Hey, want to pop out some shrapnel go. Yeah. Squeeze it. I was glad when that Entertainment cease to things. Much more with US Army, Vietnam veteran Vincent Okamoto right after the break on veterans chronicles. We are back on Veterans Chronicles I'm Greg Columbus honored to be joined today by US Army Vietnam veteran and Judge Vincent. Okamoto is the most highly decorated. Japanese American to survive the Vietnam War. We've discussed the horrific events of August, nineteen, sixty, eight, and sir. I wanted to get a little more of an idea of what your duties had been leading up to that during your tour in. Vietnam. So what were you and your men doing prior to the events of August twenty four initially I was assigned. As a rifle platoon leader. And we just stopped around the jungle Looking for North Vietnamese. took. Over a company rightful company, her head three tunes under me. then. I went up to. Three be battalion. Officer. And I worked very closely with a special forces on about the call the Phoenix program. So. You learn that. There's nothing more wretched. In the World Michigan Infantry. Out there slog around into. In the rice patty water and swamps. The. Hardest things. the war went on seven days a week. We're all through holidays. Like the first time when the monsoon season started. The. Rain came down. I'm being pelted with these big gloves of water I'm thinking what? In America. But it rains people go indoors. Just like bears. We we live out there. The only part that's going to be driving top of your head because you got help it. But. For Nineteen twenty year old kids, and that's why had in my. it was wretched experience. It took it took maybe a month. Before Newbie Neff N. G.. Could be acclimated. Also. Learn, the lessons you need to know. Until that's why the new guys are treated so badly because the old timers and say, Hey. I made it this far, and now I have the stupid kid from back just in the world. Is GonNa step on a minder booby-trapped, GonNa kill me. He's not going to see the firing portable bunker and it's going to get me killed. It was tough on the new guys. It was really tough on the new guys because no one wanted them around. They are afraid of them. And it was a cruel experience but that was part of the ritual being Vietnam if you're neff. Edgy. Your. Pariente. So you yourself. So what was it like for you when you're the new guy? Second lieutenants in the infantry are kind of like being child molesters. No one likes them. Most. Than men that your? Command have more time in country are more experienced. I had one guy come up to be my first day I was introducing myself so. And this one guy says you know I?.
"us army" Discussed on Wild Wild Tech
"So, in the time since we spoke to, Jordan, you'll the bill has failed to reach committee but I think it definitely made a statement. The US army has posits Swiss streaming and it's also unbanned Jordan. You'll. So maybe this is the end of kind of recruitment I. Hope. So I mean it's pretty troubling at least to me. Yeah. Me Too I. Mean I guess less. So if this activism has actually encouraged them to think about what they're doing and put an end to it but when I think about it now that we've talked about it, I guess I'm just not really surprised that they were doing that like it's kind of unfortunately expected. Yeah. Yeah, I mean we tend to assume the worst and Tie. and. There's a world where they can just go back to recruiting on twitch right? Like it shaking real time. They may resume their streaming activity at any moment but Jordan describes himself as an activist and this seems like a very effective implementation of that activism, right? Yeah. I mean it's hard to deny that he like wedding got shit done. I like you know it's easy to tweets to tweet the tweet and make fun of them. But he he went and did something like he confronted it and then he followed through and got involved with like the proper processes. The political wheel turned and you know something happened and it didn't strike me as as hard. You know like a he just sort of spoke up and then stayed involved like you said the follow through. was there an America talking about the military's anything other than necessary? Noble can get you in a lot of hot water respect for the troops is almost the MEAM, right? It is a mean just respect the troops at that episode of Beau, Jack, horsemen yes. It's something I do without question which is lousy because democracies the people should have a say in how their country is run and how the armed forces which is made up of regular Americans are deployed. I. Feel like maybe our parallel is the royal family. Like. If anyone over here. Says that they think there should be a royal family like. There are some. There are some hounds in this country where you just can't say that. That's wild. Well. I mean your country seems weird to me my country seems weird to you. This is the world we live in and I think this is what makes this particular story. So worth considering there aren't yet laws for things like this. Bill is unusual because rapid response to tech related social issues like we discussed just doesn't really happen technology surprises, people, the people who made it and the people who use it and things don't always shake out the way anyone intense. This is why tech culture is such a good topic for a podcast, right? Yes. So much so much to do that. Do. You know what I like about this story Joshua Up. It's the game owes in capital gamers get a bad rap often for very good reason. But here is someone who loves video games and cares about what they are being used for acting on that and doing something about it. In a way. That is good. Did you. Are you saying Gamers Rise up? Next time on Wild Wild Tech Jordan tells us all about Tiktok and lesbian dating I am so excited. Wild while tech is a studio seventy-one original podcast and a spoke media production. It's hosted by me, Josh Rivera, and Jordan Erika. Weber. You can find us at J. Rivera zero to on twitter and Jordan Weber. Dot. com. Our Producers Cody, Hof Michael, and Daniel Kastner with help from what is Mendoza. Jones and Caroline Hamilton. This episode was mixed by will short our executive producer Steven Perlstein Andrew Sealy. For Studio Seventy One and elites have a Colin and Heath Reynolds. For spoke media. Special. Thanks to Jordan you'll for letting us into his world of twitch activism. If you want follow us on social media at wild wild tech pod. Thanks for listening. Park Article Summons. He's so cute. You know. He gets me all flustered..
"us army" Discussed on Wild Wild Tech
"us army" Discussed on Wild Wild Tech
"Work. I usually have to do more than just play them. Sadly, no one is paying me to just sit there and play with you. Yeah. This is a common misconception also deal with it's one that's coming up even more now that there's another way to play video games for money right switch. How do you feel about switch? I've actually started streaming onto it. Recently, I've done it like four times I've had I've got like thirty followers in twitter dot TV slash Jerick Weber, check it out like in subscriber more But. Yeah. The dream of twitch right is like with a decent Internet connection a big enough personality you can build a following of people who just like watching you play games, right getting a followers maybe advertisers will pay you. But like writing about games, there's some pretty big catches. So here's an example of that. What does this sound like to you? Jordan? Morris because they're not really. I mean it sounds like a church street where a male male twitch streamer and Gunshots. So I'm guessing he's playing like a multiplayer game. He's saying words I don't understand these games I play as you can probably tell. Now look at the video specifically at the bottom left hand corner where you can see the guy playing which by the way I think every post that I do from now on it's going to say who in it just a flex wow. Okay. This guy has a funny on that. Like a military hold on. Let me like. I don't know what this high is, but it looks like he could be in the army. And that's a big American flag behind him. But honestly, that could mean anything I know that people in your country like to do that. There's also a huge. Stuffed animal behind him. Some posters on the wall looking very like call of GT Yeah Big Gamer, energy big military energy. He's an active duty soldier in the US army and his job is to stream on twitch. Explain because he is working in recruitment. So the army has moved from the halls of high schools to a new hot spot where all the young people are twitch and the army has come under fire for the ethics of this new strategy at the center of this is an activist who got banned from an arm twitch streams chat for typing the phrase W4 are cr one m E. W. Four C. One. E A war crime except in the speak exactly because the army's twitch channel automatically sensors the real phrase. So this was the way of the activists convincing censorship and the army didn't take kindly to it oh. Cool. Nice. Really Chill Guy and the nice time getting my dude. So we talked to the guy who did this and this little bit of trolling ended up going along way all the way to the halls of Congress we cannot complete war military service with this kind of gamified format. When we get back, we'll unravel the army's relationship with video games. So from one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, two today, and we'll hear Jordan you'll tell his. 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With tools like that, you've got that freedom. you should try for yourself though if you've got stuff downstairs that needs trimming, but you've always been a little worried about the best way to get it done give man to try get twenty percent off and free shipping with the Code Wild Tech. That's W I L. D. T. E. C. H. at manscaping. Dot Com. Again, you can get twenty percent off with shipping absolutely free at MANSCAPING DOT com. That's A. N. S. C.. A.. P. E. D. Dot com just use the code wild tech today and check it out for yourself. Hello and welcome back to wild wild tech. I'm Josh Rivera and I'm Jordan Erika Weber each week bringing you fascinating stories where tech and culture collide. So Jordan how familiar is this to you is military recruitment a normal part of growing up in the UK I. Suspect not as much as in the US but I've definitely seen it when I was a kid it was really common for them to come to high schools while I wish I was surprised of, I guess the closest comparison the I have is I do remember that was this post school down the road for me that had compulsory cadet training but that seemed kind of weird said did they Come off to you then very good at their jobs but not good enough to get me to sign up although I guess I mean this feels different right like coming to twitch thought feels different that feels more targeted. Yeah. It's much more intense and our activists we mentioned earlier is going to get in so that when we talked to him, but while a twitch part is new, the army actually has a long history of working with video games going back to the eighties, a two thousand fourteen guardian article by Simon Parke, and gives a nice summary of their relationship which has always been very close. I know that guy he is very good and very handsome. Yeah. I Adore Simon. Parkin's where his book death by video game is one of my favorite games and he writes like a handsome man would. So I agree with you. So the way Simon breaks it down is in the nineteen eighties Darpa.
"us army" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"And that has taken many millions of dollars a years of effort to get to the point where now you can ask if the permission can we try this human? So it's a it's a lot of effort, establish the safety and efficacy animals, and then you go to the FDA say I'd like to run trials try the Swiss with humans who really may not have any alternatives to heal injuries. So we're really excited to be able to just. Start doing that in the next eighteen months. What's the working relationship with the FDA? Like how often do you have to check back in with them at each step of the process than how arduous is the approval? Well, the has been great actually to work with you know you hear horror stories but we have found that they are very forthcoming will give you a lot of implants taken the approach of talk with them early and often. And we really benefited from that. So we we think the FDA for helping us understand what what's required. So almost caught up to where you are right now but there's so much more to talk about here Louis. Let's pause one more time with Louis Alvarez. He's the founder of Thera- adaptive. He's a US Army veteran and we're talking about ways to regenerate bone and tissue to help our wounded warriors and Americans dealing with all sorts of issues. Perhaps down the road, we'll be right back. Welcome back to veterans chronicles happy to be joined today by Luis Alvarez a US Army veteran west point graduate, and he's now the founder of adaptive and we've been talking about pursuing this vision of making more regenerative bone and tissue material to help our wounded warriors and its technology and and developments that could certainly help Americans dealing with all sorts of injuries and other ailments as as time goes on. So.
"us army" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"We are back on Veterans Chronicles I'm Greg Columbus honored to be joined today by US Army veteran, Luiz Alvarez. We've talked about his time in Iraq and as we left off it was he was just talking about his efforts is successful efforts. Mind you to have the military support his efforts to go figure out better ways to regenerate bones injured in combat and so Louis what did you do? Once you got this blessing from the armed forces. How did you begin to turn this into an actual project, a research and that sort of thing where you start with something like that. Sure. So For me, it was an amazing opportunity because I could remain on active duty I wanted to continue serving but. I also felt compelled to try to solve this problem in a meaningful way. and. So this is where the Hertz Foundation on candidate playing the Hertz Foundation and actually. It has a long history. They provide graduate fellowships in the hard sciences and engineering and mathematics. and. It was actually started with the original mission was that anyone who receives his fellowship should be willing to give their talents in a time of national crisis so I kind of grew out of the Manhattan project and so on. So a fellowship was. Not, and then at Mit specify what it is, I wanted to work on normally you go to Grad school and your advisor would tell you what you're GonNa do but I had the fortune of working with Professor Linda Griffiths who was just a visionary in the field regenerative medicine and she gave me great guidance and inspiration. And it was in her lab that we were able to develops technology. And so did you have an idea already in mind? Was it a matter of trial and error? How did you go about figuring out exactly what would be the most effective at at regeneration? So, we had a base project which dealt with protein engineering. And this idea is something that I had. On the side and so I I said Linda Linda aside idea side project and She was very flexible to let them you do that early. Some advisors will not let it that so. What.
"us army" Discussed on The Esports Minute
"Sports minute presented by e sports network in July. The US Army took a hiatus from twitch as public outcry and bill in the US. House of Representatives took aim at the military's use of video game streaming. The US Army is an active sports endorser, many eastwards, companies including complexity and ESL have deals in place with some of the armed forces be at the Navy Airforce, marines or the army itself. The US Army East sports twitch channel became the source of controversy after viewers would into the stream and started commenting things about war crimes. When the army moderator then banned users civil rights groups like the American, Civil Liberties Union or to this was a violation of free speech as the Army's eastward team is federally funded in late July representative Alexandria Cossio Cortez introduced an amendment to a bill that would make it illegal for the armed forces to recruit via livestream platforms like twitch. In late July representative Alexandria causing Cortez introducing the amendment to a bill that would make it illegal for the armed forces to use live streaming platforms like twitch ostensibly for recruiting the bill is defeated in the US House revs by a vote of two, ninety, two to one, twenty six. With the return to which today, the US army said, they are re examining the process for how bands are levied on the platform. Instead of moderators outright banning people into its chat, they'll put them in a glorified time out. So their contact could be examined in a bank then be levied if justified while bands may not be handed out as freely as they were the first time around the US army store reserves the right to ban people from the channel if they're violating, which has guidelines when the US army goes live again, comments will the flood the page it'll be interesting to see how the story develops. The civil rights groups decided to get more involved with monitoring the US Army's twitch channel. That's this episode of the Sports Minute once more sports content for this weekend our latest on the Sports Network podcast is an interview with Todd Citra. He's the senior vice president and general manager of Competitive Games for EA Games, he talks sports sims is not so great reputation and why he believes sports will eventually dwarf everything else in East Sports, which is certainly quite a topic as always I'll be back on Monday with the BBC's story of the day in just a few minutes..
"us army" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"Radio America network I'm Greg Columbus honored to be joined today. By Arthur, spalding, a US army veteran of World War Two and serve. When we left off, we were explaining the actions that earned you the purple heart and the Bronze Star. Explain your role throughout the rest of the battle of the bulge. Own. Company was attached to the fifth. Infantry Division, which was one of general patterns, favorite divisions I might say. And or the the whole. Object has exercise at this point was getting across the Rhine River into the heartland of Germany. Where we knew the war would soon be ended. Well, the first thing was to get to the Rhine. which was about forty miles away from. Our immediate location where this battle occurred where. I got a war awards. And the fourth. Armored Division was given by General Patton Forty eight hours to make. He's forty miles to the Ryan River and they made it about a half that time I'm telling you. Through patent urging. I'm. and. Anyhow, we got We followed the four th armored division very closely. And arrived at the Ryan River at the time that the early crossing of the fifth infantry. Division. was taking place and we had a lot of our tenants just happened to have a Navy Jack said us. Navy across it and crossing the Rhine River quite a naval operation. Brian rivers very, large. And? He, put his naval track. In order to. Create some priority for our company. Or. Battalion. To get across the Rhine, because all we had to get across was an engineer's bridge, which was just a one track bridge and. Not Very, applied. and. He was directing traffic as a because navy had this as a part of their operation. It was a naval operation crossing right and West Hey check out saying us in despite the fact that he was a lieutenant. In a mortar battalion. He was the guy that Donna's across Iran. So and instantly. On the. On. The eastern side of the Rhine River we encountered. A very intense combat by the German because they were. Protecting their homeland. And the We found a bill it for the night after that. After are crossing the Rhine. and..
"us army" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"It was a hundred miles and the middle of the night. It was snowing temperatures about ten degrees. We are in an open jeep floorboards of jeep or made of steel, and they very quickly became quite cold and that cold penetrated combat boots. We had an pretty soon. We didn't feel anything for our waste, down. There was a terrible trip. And that was one hundred miles, hundred miles over two days. Two days. What happened once you got up there combat right away. Absolutely. Tell me about it? Well, we were assigned to the ADS, Entry Division as to provide backup. For the infantry. and. We essentially guarding the south flank of the. German offensive. It consisted of Battles in various localities. WAS, one? Great offensive, but it was spread out over. A front of a number of miles with the eightieth division. But it was in snow which by this time. Amount to about a foot deep and. Of course we're well, we're have to. See. In, sleeping bags and the snow. and. I must say I combat mission that. We were assigned to. The gun next door to mine. Had A shell that blew up in the barrel of the mortar killing or wounding near Tyre crew that was attending gun and. I remember. My friends and cut off right there. It. WAS A. Very, bad introduction to what followed I must say. How. Did you get focused after seeing something like that? Well. That was just the introduction but. It was caused by the ammunition that we were firing. It was. having initially. Of. Fraudulently made. It had serial numbers and later were issued a sheet. Numbers on them, not to fire that guy's ammunition that came from the Garson brothers and Arkansas. and. We had other incidents. But. None as banners that first one. So, what was it like to engage in combat for the first time with your mortar? Well. It it just consisted. Of following orders. So there was a forward observer who is identifying the targets. That we were. Shooting at and that information came back to us in the form of numbers. What we? Aim, are, mortar. and. Reaction to combat was simply following those orders and dropping mortar shells down the barrel and firing them. Now the mortar shells themselves Wait about twenty five pounds and the and had about twelve pounds of TNT. In them. So they they were really vicious weapons. Consisted of. White Phosphorus for smokescreens and high explosive of for essentially killing the troops. So. Have We. We would alternate that depending upon what the order. That came to US watch. But, our reaction to combat was simply following orders. But you're getting very precise with this, correct, though quite show. A. These. Motors. Were rifled just like a A. Hundred rifle and. The gun was fired. There was a copper of pleat which would expand without explosion and engage in those. He granted lands and grooves call them or the rifling. and which was put the spin on the mortar and the mortar was really quite accurate as a consequence of heavy can spin being. Imparted to, it? Let's talk about that a little bit more right. After this break, we'll be right back with art spalding on veterans chronicles. We. Are Back on veterans chronicles. I'm Greg Corrobos. Thanks for being with us. Honored to be joined today by Arthur spalding, a world war, two veteran of the US army, and we're just talking about his service at the battle of the bulge. Before we get back to what happened there..
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"All right before we get into this story. I want to make sure that you all know that. If you want more sports, gaming and streaming news like this, then you should watch cloud. It's a weekly show. We do on Wednesday at one PM Eastern over a twist on TV. Sasha's for sports. Where we talk about news, we have opinions and we make fun of calling for being a boomer time. Anyway. This whole US army thing kind of started on June thirtieth when the US eastwards team gotten a conversation with discord on twitter which they ended with an. So, obviously that super fucking cringing doubly so coming from the US Army but if people realize wait, the US army has sports teams, and they do. It's kind of weird, but they haven't. Eastwards team called the US Army East sports and they've been around since November, two thousand eighteen. They have been kind of low key, but they have been around the US armed forces have been using E. Sports gaming recruitment platform for years America's Army, a series of video games, developed and published by the US army since two thousand and two, meanwhile in East Sports, the US Air Force sponsored Illeg, and the Austin Major and if you don't remember a uniform air, force sergeant came out to give doodle. doodle the MVP trophies at the Boston Major, but not everyone has been super comfortable with the US armed forces presence in East sports and gaming over the years. There has been criticism of the US Army sports team much like there's criticism of any recruitment material that the US army puts out, and if you don't believe me, just take a look at the response to their initial tweets, many people view the aiming of military recruitment material at younger people as problematic. You've got young impressionable people. Being told that playing a life of video games has somehow prepare them for an actual armed conflict whether you support the existence of a military or not. That doesn't make a lot of sense. That army sports doesn't just promote an unrealistic image of what being in the military is actually like, but they're also targeting their message at people who may not have the skills to be in the army are more receptive to the message because they're playing video games about shooting now. That doesn't mean that everyone is against recruitment just that there are some serious ethical questions about aiming recruiting material at gamers. Gamers, but what happened next is when things really went off the rails for US Army's sports on July first day after that cringe woo, tweet people decided to make a game of speed speechwriting getting banned from the US Army's discord server mostly by linking with article that lists US war crimes and on July eighth sports twitter guy. Rod Slash Breslau shared a video of activists and political consultant Jordan. Going into the US army twitch chat and typing. What's your favorite war crime? Then a link that appear article about US war-crimes before getting ban shortly after cool. Nice really chill guy. Have, a nice time getting banned my dude, the streamer at the time was Joshua's strontium, eight twelve year army veteran, and between his reaction and getting banned, people started to see if they can get on the army's bad side to chat was quickly inundated with more people asking about US war crimes, and quickly getting banned themselves and the US Army wasn't the only branch of the armed forces to get ban happy on twitch all went over to the US news twitch channel, and the whole war crimes stick their two leading to him getting band, and of course more people getting banned for doing it as well, and in the middle of all, this all reported that the US army was posting links. Chat that they said. We're links to give away to win an xbox elite series to controller, and allegedly they actually led to recruitment for them when I reached to the US Army for more information on what happened, and if they were aware that the links, they were sending outlet recruitment forums, they said that the giveaways are in fact real and they've given away ten controllers, setups and chairs over the last year. We have a standard form that is used for all activities, but each action has a marketing code associated with it to ensure this emissions are connected to the correct event or giveaway. The team is exploring options to customize giveaway pages to provide more external clarity KOTOK. Kotok Nathan Grayson reported on July sixteenth that twitch has intervened and forced the US army to remove their giveaway links now I wanNA take a second to say that I think most people who are posting about US war crimes, and getting banned in twitch chat were doing it because they were questioning the morality of recruiting gamers on twitch. I have to imagine that a lot of people getting in on this just want to get in on a big trolling campaign, but many people do feel strongly about this many myself included feel very uncomfortable with the US armed forces, trying to use twitter as an arm to recruit gamers, and some people even feel like these twitch bands. Unconstitutional Warriors Tonight First Amendment, Institute at Columbia University representing Jordan. Wool say that banning him and others from the US Army and navy twitter chats was unconstitutional and a violation of their rights to free speech. The Army and Navy eastwards teams banning of users based on their speech about war crimes as unconstitutional when the government intentionally opens a space to the public at large for expressive activity, it has created a public forum under the First Amendment and cannot constitutionally speakers from that forum based on a viewpoint, these principles apply with full force in the digital spear, including on social media platforms as courts have emphasized in recent cases, basically the US Army and navy twitch channels are a government backed open forum which. Which means a banning US citizens for discussing war-crimes is unconstitutional and violates their right to free speech now when I reach out to the US army, I asked for their comment on the accusation that banning all and others from their twitch channel was unconstitutional, and here's what they told me. The team members did not ban the users because of viewpoints they banned him for behavior intended to harass the great and intimidate which violates the twitch community guidelines. Since the team started on twitch, the had specific chat rules on the page that clearly states harassing behavior will not be tolerated. Those chat rules include not harassing people, not spamming or otherwise disrupting the stream, and not pushing personal agendas quote again with respect to. The US, army sports team social media pages were being spammed with. What's your favorite war-crime memes and questions? The East sports team blocked the term warcrimes in its twitter channel after discovering the trend was meant to troll and harassed the team twitch members used creative spelling to continue related posts, following the guidelines and policies set by the US army eastwards team band users from his account due to concern. Concern over posted content and website links that were considered harassing and degrading nature, and when I reached out to the US Navy, they give me a pretty similar answer. We moderate channel in accordance with our posted channel rules which are available to everyone who chooses to participate in the chat. We strive to allow for maximum freedom of discussion in our chat and seek to only those who break the. The posted rules or engage in personal attacks against our streamers or their family. We have a system whereby offenders given several chances to correct infractions prior to being banned, and our moderators will engage with those who violate the rules to inform them of which channel rules they have broken. This is done in an attempt to to allow for maximum amount of free, civil and open discourse if someone feels. Feels like they have been unfairly man. They have every contact moderator for an explanation and possible unbanning now the warriors of the night. Institute already have a response lined up for that. They say quote Mr. All speech does not constitute harassment under the terms of service which define harassment to mean any content or activities that attempts to intimidate the great abuse or creates a hostile environment for other. Mr Olsen messages drew attention to prior us. Military actions in the context of the army and navy is use of twitch a recruiting tool. His messages were quintessential political speech which lie at the core the First Amendment, so it seems like the US. Army may have really fucked up here. Which is why they're taking a break when I, so they told me the team is reviewing ways to customize its giveaway submission forms and provide more clarity for each of its giveaways. The team has streaming to review internal policies and procedures as well. Well as platform, specific policies to ensure guidelines for participating in this are clear before streaming resumes, Oh, and to top this off. Vice reported that Alexandra Cossio Cortez the silver, three league player and US representative from New York has filed.
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"Welcome to Veterans Chronicles Greg Columbus. I'm honored to be joined today by Louis Graziano. He is a World War Two veteran of the US army. He's also the author of a Patriots Memoirs of World War and Mr Graziano. Thank you very much for being with US thank you. Where were you born and raised Sir Mornin? Easter New York grew there in villa. Went into the service. Tell us a little bit about your family and growing up in the depression will yes. We five children and my parents came from Italy and they had time getting started. Because I didn't know the language. Good I remember one time. My.
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"Hi I'm Greg Columbus our guest this week on veterans chronicles. Is Charles Burgess King. He's a veteran of the US army and the war in Iraq. He's also the founder of the Veterans Veterans Higher Education Corporation and Charles. Thank you very much for being with us. So thank you for having Greg. You were actually born in Liberia. Tell us a little bit about your family there and what it was like growing up. Yes I I'm originally from Monrovia. Liberia interesting story. I was adopted My adopted family actually actually worked my biological family. Excuse me actually worked for my adopted family. It's a little bit tricky And so when my parents were very young when they had me and were in no position to really take care of a child and that was when my adopted family stepped in sort of raised me so I was really really raised by my adopted family. And frankly that's really the only family I know And so I have four sisters When I speak of my family I'm speaking of might adopted family. which is the family that raised me so I was we? I was raised in Liberia until about ten twelve years old and my family moved to the United States During the midst of the civil war and that was actually what brought me here talk about the intensity that civil war and what what the impact was on your family. Well I was a child but I do remember A few things. My Mom had left my grandmother in charge to Babysit My sister and I and she had when for think some event or something and basically I remember hearing guns firing gunshots going going off and there must have been like different checkpoints and borders and parameters setup and so basically. My mother was stuck where she she was And we were stuck where we were Because she couldn't get back to us but thankfully my grandmother was there with my sister and I I remember It was seeing like the rebels but we were. My family and I were endorse. Were in the house pretty much for the most part thankfully thankfully we had food and all of the necessities but we didn't really Go out very much because my grandmother was afraid Of something not only happening to us. But she didn't really want any activity of people going exiting or entering because she didn't know who was looking who was watching who would follow that sort of thing so At the time she communicated with my mom via phone calls. That's pretty much Asia. Most of what I remember. I do remember I would hear you know look the missiles and and guns firing but I didn't really see any of those things because we were pretty much stuck in the house. So how long were you separated from here pats. We were separated. I would save for about a month In and the reason being was because Like you know it was the rebels that would take an over the entire city and so they have set up different and checkpoints in different areas. And so if you wanted to make it back to you know where you're going you'd have to go through whatever checkpoint they had set up in addition to whatever checkpoints to military has set up and there was a lot of people are just afraid that there would not have made it back so at that point We were basically Communicating with my parents or families were communicating with other family members us through Via phone calls to tell them you know where they were that they were fine. You know where they should go. You know that sort of thing And so we were separated rated from my mom for about a month But my mother at the time wanted to has sent somewhere that was safer which interest to an uncle's that live on. I mean probably about twenty minutes from where we lived But it was. It was a difficult thing. Because we live smack DAB in the city and that was really where most of the activity was going on and at that time they were capturing people taken little boys taking little girls so it was a very It was very scary time and my grandmother and my Mother did not want to take any chances news of having us. Try to relocate during the midst of all of that so when things sort of slowed now my mother came back home and we then I went to a ankles who lived moines like the countryside area. And how quickly after that did you leave the country. So that's a very interesting story. I had Komo. I the first time I came to you to America. I was probably four or five years old but I came for a wedding. I was a ring bearer and my mother. Her took me back home And she had been trying to get me Visas a visitation visa for many many years To come here but it just never worked out and so. My mother had a close friend who was an American citizen. But she was married to a Liberian Syrian guy and so when when the war broke out and everything was. You know really difficult Her friend decided that she was going to take Acre kids and go to the. US Embassy. You know I tried to get out of there and so my mother then told her because my mother at the time actually wasn't there my mother said is there any way that you could take Me and my sister With few to the US embassy. And by the time. I get back I would I would try to coming. Get them from you. And so her friend and ends up taking my sister and I and she was with her husband and her kids and we went to. US Awesome Embassy and actually once. She'd told him that she was an American citizen and she had a passport in. You know these are my kids. These are my family did pretty much. It's just like rushed us through the gate through the US embassy And she called my mom or she was able to get in touch with my mother and told her that We had been Like they they had us in the embassy amish she said but hey I'm planning on going to going back to the states My oldest sister lived in the states at the time and so she said I think it would be a wise idea for all of us to just go along so that the kids are fine. You don't have to worry as much and so as fate would have it. That was literally how we came to the United States because Were technically all for kids. So we left from the US embassy in Liberia we were airlifted to Ghana. Clot clot flight to the Ivory Coast left. We were in the eye because maybe for a couple of weeks left from their flu Caught caught connecting flight through Senegal and actually land at Dulles airport and my sister. I had a sister at the time. Who lived in Fairfax and so my mother got in touch with her? And say you know your brother and your sister's coming so meet them at the airport that sort of thing and so that was actually how came to the United States states. It's an amazing story. Eventually you get to Massachusetts. Yes that's where you graduated high school. And then shortly after that that she decided to join the army armie what went into that decision. Well truthfully speaking I've always been a studious kid. I always knew I wanted to go to school and and study and at the time I remember my sister telling me that they may not be able to afford paying for for my tuition and but I honestly at I didn't really know what that meant. So even though they had had the whole conversation with me I was still submitting submitting college applications. As if you know everything which is going to work in the end and so I remember thinking to myself you know Charles you want to go to school and you're GonNa go to school but you know you don't find something else to do besides partying etc etc.. And so I said yeah well you know. I'm going to join the National Guard. I will say it was a big push from my family For financial reasons but at the time time I remember feeling as though I had no interest or desire to join the military because when I in my mind I thought what it meant to join to join meant to go to war. And that's that's not what I wanted to do. And so I thought I said well. You know I'll join the national guard because it's one weekend a month two weeks in the summer. A Matt really going anywhere. I get to go to school and I get to do this in the pay for tuition and all that stuff so at the time I thought okay. You have a plan so graduates. I graduated from High School. Bill went off to basic training. Came back actually. The day before Thanksgiving Started Spring Semester at Dean College in Massachusetts in January my unit was mobilized in February to go to Iraq This I think this is probably a two two thousand thousand one or two thousand and two his nine eleven happened in two thousand one so is around two two thousand and two And so my unit was mobilized in February and I was scared I was. I was scared because I didn't I didn't know what I was up against. I had just finished basic basic training. Just got into school. I'm thinking you know life was going to be all school and you know I have the one week One weekend we can a month two weeks in the summer obligation and so I get military orders saying that as of such and such date. You're no longer you're in school and you have to report to this unit. Keep in mind I had never even been to my unit before I had never met anyone at this unit so I literally really had to get out of school. Move Out of my dorm room and my Monday. The Friday routine was going gene reporting to my unit in preparation to deploy to Iraq. So how long did you do that before. You actually deployed the processing period. It probably at say took about six months. We spent a lot of time in Massachusetts because we were waiting for a lot of our equipment to to get there after we received like Humvees and you know off things that we needed to go overseas with we are my unit we drove down to Fort Addicts New Jersey and that was where we did a lot of our training in I guess in processing to get ready to go overseas sought doc safe from that time up until I got to Fort Dix and left for thick. Dick's it was probably around seven. Seven eight months the whole the whole thing in its entirety And then we arrived in Kuwait We were at a military base. Call Doha Camp Doha. Oh Heart And then from there which is like they're in processing for being on ground And then from there my a unit went up to Iraq Charles. Let's pause right there. We'll pick up your story when we come right back on veterans chronicles. Welcome back to veterans. Chronicles I'm greg. Columbus honored to adjoining studio today..
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"The tank apparently was shot as he was escaping the the tape and that was it the next day when our troops went back up to recover the tank they found three men who attempted to leave uh-huh through the Turret neatly laid out all three very neatly next to each other covered with dirt their bodies were covered with their except that their heads heads were exposed and they pull the aerial broke the aerial from the tank planted in the ground with a piece of white cloth on so that our people I guess would find them and I suppose there must have been some compassionate German soldiers to do that to these three men and so that they could find the bodies. Now the thing about that is one of those. Three men was a member of my community. Tom Coachee a kid from my town. So when I went back on my furlough I want to tell you this because it is one of the most Shero and mistakes that I made in my life as a young nineteen year old I went home on a furlough and his mother wanted to know more about the story and when I would walk home the owned a black Chevrolet with yellow wheels and I see this car in front of my home and I wouldn't go home and that happened on two occasions and I really eighty got scolded from my parents. Because they didn't WanNA talk to but I'll tell you what I was just young and I was immature and I didn't know how to tell his weeping mother about her child's yeah and till today. I regret very very much that I had never done that. I thought I would just mention that. So how did you deal with that You you knew this person. It's one of the earliest actions of you being in combat. What was your reaction? I didn't see it personally but you know oh by this time. You're pretty hard and you you this stuff. You're so busy you're so involved that maybe some of this stuff doesn't bother. You took ten years later and I understand that is the case with many soldiers and at the time you just go on you pick up your gun and you go on and that is pretty much the way I feel into Tansu your question. Where does your unit go after the gap he has The Germans were building. They had a strong force in the area of Nancy Ford. Now that was about a three hundred mile ride and we took off and before getting there we got to a town called. I think she launched were there was a ordinance. A large ordinance depot unbelievably unbelievably. You'd wonder how that existed without being bombed out. It was so large that they were able to retract that she forty five tanks. They were every tank at a complete shuttle tracks. Every motor was redone replaced. And then we were sent onto new Ford Villa. Now for the SEC was a under. I understand from reading about it. It was a three war fort wart built to guard Nancy. And we got there and of course We got set up and sent into battle and we moved up and as we moved up. Oh about maybe a half a mile or quarters of a mile in front of us is big black monster and we we start moving up and there were wasn't much German resistance in there and as we moved in to where it got to where things kind of slowed down and Seem that we didn't want to fight. The Germans did want to fight and and we be Kinda just still made it and then moved back at night. Ah Dork at nightfall. We moved back not very four where we could actually see the Germans and they could see us and they didn't bother us and we didn't bother them because I guess everybody realize there was no sense in anybody getting killed or wounded when there was nowhere to go because up in front was the monster during the fighting was taking place out around there but our particular group was stuck right there then later we did eventually go around the town and we found that it was heavily mined and because we did lose three tanks were at least just tracks by hitting mines when we he went on to win next destination. And where was that. You're getting to the eastern part of France. Now what came next okay. So we're moving on now as we're movie north they're talking about the Bilgin Bulge and we expected or suspected that that's where we were going now. The Belgian was couple. Komo show ahead but there was talk about it so I guess they knew that the Germans were building up forces there and the way nightfall. We pull into BIVOUAC back into a small town call. Los A- meals we pulled down this dirt lane and lift up into an apple orchard and I recall. There was a little church stone antiquated church down in that hollow. That had beautiful flowers unkept vegetation Asian around a church and we pulled up over the church up into the apple orchard and our entire talion spread out. Everything was fine. My tank came up right above the church on the lawn and the bottom end and we were told that we were going to have a day of rest so the next day it would be a day of arrest and prepare us before we moved on and it was beautiful situation there in this apple orchard so the following morning quiet warning shadows from the sun on the the apple trees you know had no no leaves on them at this point and it was beautiful. Just flanking all the ground and and I was about to take feel bad. I stripped to the waist turned over. My helmet filled it with cold water and I was about to shower or wash and suddenly a shell came over. We heard the whistle and my God. We were under attack. We were under attack attack and everybody runs for shelter. And so I with two others ran to the take crawled under the tank. As two of the other fellas colors climbed up and got inside the tank and I happened to be on the left side right along bogey wheels and we laid there and scared as hell course. I was naked to the waist and shaking from cold and also being scared and the shelves began to command the first shelves where over that sounded pretty good. We could tell you can hear the whistle and you hold your breath and wait for the crack and most were over for. Oh maybe fiber ten shells and we thought I thought boy. That's the end of it. This is finally missed well. The day before two men walked through the camp. They seemed the little suspicious but no one challenged them. In fact they walked right past my Tankan pass myself and others and everyone thought they were friendly freshman but later we suspect that that they may have spotted us and went back and eventually the shelves began dropping into the Orchard. One of the shells dropped right next to the tank where I was under on that very side and my body went into complete shock. I felt that I was hit by a thousand watts and I I was able to think okay. My mind was fine. My mind was fine and I was grateful for that but I knew that I was. I knew that my hands and my body was hit because the shrapnel came in between the bogey wheels and got on that side so the chilling continued food for another ten minutes or so and during this time I would need time to tell you what went through my mind. And that's such that you get not knowing if your wounded badly whether you're going home crippled will you die all of this kind of thing those through your mind at a time when you're laying there waiting for this to end. Well I I eventually was pulled out from under the tank and sent off to feel hospital with someone's in my hands arms and legs. My main body was not touched. The head was not touched. I was very very grateful for that. Incredible Story Sir. What was the recovery like from that? I came back to the United States. Oh as along you know you go from a field hospital to hospital. In France then flight to England from England to the United States righty General Hospital in Springfield Missouri where they Their specialty was hands and my right hand is damaged badly with little finger. My small fingers lost and other fingers are damaged. But I've manage my life. Okay with that eventually you just becomes part of you and you go through life. Our guest veterans chronicles. Is Daniel Durso. He's a US Army veteran one of World War Two served in the seven hundred second tank battalion Attached to the ATF. Army division serve Obviously that was the ended the war for you in terms of combat but being with this tank battalion being with the division all the time I know other stories Come to mind when serving with these guys in such close quarters. What are some of the more interesting experiences that come to mind? Even all these years later I'd like to tell you that I had an experience sometime in May prior to d day General Patton by the way we were in the Third Army General Patton's Third Army General General Pet and call the meeting of his officers in Southampton and they requested a honor guard of forty eight men from my outfit and and I was lucky to be one of the forty eight minutes like did the day of the fair. It took place in a small soccer field and all the officers. Hundreds were up in the bleachers features and it was pretty exciting days down below and car pulls up with the flag and so forth on stores and General Patton POPs out and ran ran out rights over to the honor guard and started down and he started down the first rule. I happened to be in the first row and I was about the sixth or seventh person down and he would ask a question or make a statement in front of each boy rapidly doing this. He got in front of the fell in front of me and he said what is your name and he gets to me and he said where were you from the person after me. I think you'll make a hell of a soldier and on down and that was really really an exciting part of the experience and I might say that if if you saw the movie Patton. The opening of the movie is patent expanding excerpts from his very speech that he gave that day now I could also think of one other experience that I'd like to tell you that I would not like to happen again. We're driving a dirt lane. One of the days in France and I smoked at the time. I don't smoke now and having for years but I smoked at the time and I was up on top of the tank. We were moving along this lane infantry walking along along with us and I haven't lit up a cigarette and one of the infantry guys called pay soldier how about a cigarette. We had lots of cigarettes by the way because the rations I would have little tax of three or four. I think it was four cigarettes in east little pack and you know they were wrapped in paper not in not in S- in the foil foil that cigarettes were generally wrapped in at the time. Only two of us in the tank smoke three did not result. We have lots of cigarettes and so I- through an out in another fellow said. Hey how about a cigarette and before you know it. We're having a great time with joking back and forth and I'm throwing cigarettes out and this went on for maybe about about twenty minutes or a half hour the road so we get back into BIVOUAC and one of the fellows from tank. Who didn't smoke is standing near the tank with his? He's got over. His shoulder is grease gun and he said. Hey Dan you through my cigarettes away and I said they weren't your cigarettes. They were everybody's cigarettes he said. No he you said you smoked yours. They weren't your cigarettes he said. And you through my cigarettes away. You had no right to do that and you know it started getting a little hot. He said get your. I thought this guy is challenging to do. He's standing there with his cover shoulder and he says to me. Get your gun so is I'm working toward walking towards the thing and you know I had no idea. I have no idea what I would have done would what I intended to do what was going to happen. I had no idea but as I walked by all of the guys jumped in and you know it Kinda China really serve the Save the day so that was an experience. I would never want to have again so that of course though I might add that you know you're GonNa tank in crew and the next day you forget all about this because he's there to take your life and you're there to protect his life so you sit all of these things aside and just go and fighting that's amazing that's just absolutely amazing and you bring up a good point there and that's even though you're there for each other you're fighting for each other's back you're all. I'll obviously fighting for the American cause but stress builds and Anxiety builds and you write what about this a.
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"Our guest this week on the chronicles is Daniel Durso. He is a US Army veteran run of World War Two he served in a tank battalion in the European theater. Anisa thank you very much for being with US thank you. Let's start at the very beginning of your story. When and where were you born why I was born in a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania freeland Pennsylvania the years at most of us were nineteen twenty four four and talk about growing up in that community As a child. Obviously when you're about five or so the Great Depression hit What was it like in your family? Well I'll tell you what growing up during the depression as a teenager was a tremendous challenge. There was all kinds of sacrifices that had to not made and there are a lot of stories that I could tell that took place in my family and during the depression days and one was as an example where they were eight children so Eight children and my mother made nine people now. The ice cream store down in town so to dips of ice cream. Dip of ice for a dime and each Friday. We would get three ice cream cones each person would either get a ice cream or a ice or cone and this was set up in such an efficient way that it revolved evolved and everybody's got an equal treat all the time now. That was one of the kinds of things that happened within the family and other in fact back. That's where we got our first radio by the way we got our first radio in nineteen thirty seven and that was quite a treat in something big change in our family something that maybe might be worth saying that during that time. President Roosevelt had a program called the new deal and part of that was the WPA the APPEA- a most people may not have heard of that. It was the workers program for married men and each person received forty three dollars a a month just to put some money in the House and another plan was CCC where young men were taken to work out in the open and Their pay was eighteen dollars a month. They were given food and they were giving a place to sleep so with growing up. Most of the soldiers in the ages. I'm thinking from like maybe nineteen to twenty six grew during the depression and we grew up with great sacrifices. No pleasure no entertainment and we carried the same belief the same lifestyle right into the army and it gave us an opportunity to challenge the demands the request that make a good soldier and I think this was one of the things that thousands and thousands of men in the army grew up during that period and took that within successfully into the service. Mr Durr so you were roughly seventeen years old. When Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese? What do you remember about that event? You know many people ask that question about her harbor day. You know. I was in a situation where I did not hear that till the next day so I All the news was all all spread by then and of course I did have that real jolts that many people did have because I wasn't there that first day but everyone one was really in a state of shock and surprise and now knowing that maybe life would be different. When did you join the service? I entered the service march of nineteen forty three. I was nineteen years old and from there I was called to to where the group of US recalled together at the under the canopy of the rest. which theater in Freeman where? There were cheers. There were tears and many people crowded around. You know a lot of people didn't work and have worked so there was a lot of crowds as we boarded. The bus. Say Man's band played played. God bless America and off. We went to Indian town. Gap Indian town gap was the indoctrination center. And what I remember about that. That right there you lust your identity. You suddenly became part of this big thing everybody after one day or wearing the same clothing. Everybody's being the bunk. You're surrounded by a group of men almost all the same age and you now became part of that. And you're no longer were who you were. That was my assumption. That is I recall it wherever you sent for training. Well I was very lucky. I was very lucky because I went to Camp Campbell Kentucky and they never told us to. We got there as a matter of fact. Five of the men from freeland from my own town also went to this location. We went there for the formation of a tank Battalion The seven hundred second tank battalion and and that was a tremendous advantage because it was like like starting a clash everybody started from the beginning. The training was right down the line and it was very effective and much better than walking into a organization that was already operated and try to fit in. We had the opportunity of being part of something brand new and it was really pretty exciting. And what role did they give you in the tank battalion. Well after it was short while you were assigned to different responsibilities I became the governor. I became the governor and one of the forty five tanks and the Talian and or training went from there to Tennessee where we went to Tennessee. Maneuvers talk about how easy or difficult it was to learn what was like to operate at tank. Frankly was was not a hard to learn because it was so interesting and so challenging that it became like like fun and you were among men with happy attitude and and everybody had the same challenge and everybody was trying to get the same results so actually it. It wasn't it wasn't much of a challenge. It was more of of something new in life a new experience and it all went on from there. What type of ammunition were you firing out of your gun well tank? Ah We had a Sherman tank Sherman tank. We'd thirty two ton. The main gun was a seventy five. Millimeter it also had a fifty caliber on talk. I had a fifty caliber. Also as part of my queuing in and there was a thirty millimeter down front thirty caliber. I'm sorry thirty caliber. We're down front. A fifty caliber on top and a seventy five millimeter in the heavy. We're speaking with World War veteran Daniel Durso. US Army veteran of world were to. We'll be right back on veterans chronicles. Welcome back veterans chronicles on the Radio America network. I'm Greg Columbus. Thanks for being with us on it to be speaking today with Daniel L. Durso he's A. US Army veteran of world. War Two from Kentucky you were sent to Kansas and then eventually to New York before heading overseas sees how well prepared do you. Did you feel at the time to eventually go into battle. You know the whole thing was so well planned that I think we almost almost felt like professional soldiers. At least that was the attitude among the group there. We knew each other from the very first day everybody was part award of this big family. You might say and the moving from Kentucky in the summertime Tennessee in the fall and into the Winter Kansas in the cold of the winter and then to New York we hit all four seasons which gave us a great opportunity of being able to handle any type of weather there which is a big factor if you're on the field or in the army and then from there You know we went To New York when crush the Mauritania we went to the Martina which was a ship. I guess an English boat transported into a guests to army transport. There were thousands of men on the boat from there. We landed and it's interesting because it was just a complete plan out each step you move closer and closer to Berlin we went to. We landed at In England and we went down through England through the middle of England in fact we ended up in cannock the very center of Kingland and an interesting experience there. The German planes would come over every evening they would go north. They would go south and they would go east but they never dropped one shell on cannock while we were there and we happen to be billeted there for over five weeks and I will say we left a tremendous league league good impression with that community. Happy a couple of dollars walked away with wives and it was a kind of town like most little American towns and we fit fit right in so from there then we went to Southampton quish. You know would follow sat absolutely. We just got a couple of minutes here before we had our first break. Talk about going into France. When did that happen yes? We landed at France. Oh I guess about the middle of July why and this was five five or six weeks after half D. A. and we landed on a Sunday morning a bright sunny morning in a couple of miles south of Utah. Utah Beach and from there. We go I must say the harbor was loaded with boats as I remember remember and it was one beautiful scene and all of some of these were unloading. I guess several of them were waiting to unload and this was still in that lake almost like a plea track of one thing following another. They were supporting what was going on. On land fulfilling commitment that was destroyed and so forth was almost like a built. Okay like a built from one in each end developed as you got there and and actually the government and the army head is planned out pretty well our guest today on Veterans Chronicles Daniel Durso. He's a US Army veteran he served in the seven hundred second tank battalion alongside the eightieth division in the European Theater and Sarah when you got to France to south of Utah Beach Your unit unit engaged in some skirmishes with German. So that is the first combat that you faced. What was the real thing like compared to what you expected why we didn't get into combat right off the bat because we were used to kind of blockade some of the areas areas where the Germans might breakthrough and it was a small thing so we wear like moving around quite a bit the first three or four weeks just doing that and Having very very little position and but then we finally ended up that Satan Lamont's is in in Saint Lamont. We are joined up with the eightieth division. Now we are joined up with eightieth division and of course at that point we were told that there was something going on at a place called the gap and the gap was a great battle as it turned out and this was is the word so they moved us onto words the gap and where was that in France. Well now you're asking questions that maybe I would have to pull out a map again but let me say that. It was probably the south west of Paris because Paris was the battening we could really happen. was that after. After the Normandy success it was felt by the American leaders that Germany would pull behind across sane scene river and they set up a great defense and that his we're the great battle was to take place but as it turned out the Germans stayed back and continued to fight and this took about six weeks as I recall of wasted time wasted time in in the sense that are allied troops should have advanced according to our plan but was affected by the German staying behind and during this fighting writing they were kind of pushed over to the West somewhat and into kind of a pocket and this pocket was in the situation unworthy allies or the American troops were in one side the British and the Canadians on the other side and as the German try A to escape out through this opening this out was highway. I don't recall number of it but it was an outlet. We happen to gather with the British but prior to that when we went down to the gap to fight. We ended up in a tone tone call organ teen. We're going team was the name of the town or near. There is where we were set in. So we we weren't well prepared. We we got there and we jammed into battle quickly. We weren't prepared and we were spread out a little too for and we moved through the open in the area and approached the German troops on the outskirts of the town it was wooded area and we didn't expect this but suddenly there was everything thing but she gunfire some heavy shooting and as a matter of fact a tiger tank the first time we called it a tire tank. This tank moved out from behind the building and it got the tank to my left. It first shot we now. We were pretty close. We weren't more than then maybe five hundred yards they shot hit the lower track of the tank to my left hand. Seventy the side of his tank faced me and myself in a tank to the far left really plummeted that Tiger tank and put it out of action very luckily so we really. I guess it was felt that we were being pushed back a little so we pulled out. We went back into BIVOUAC. Reorganized prepared came back the next day and went right into battle and had a good fight and in fact had locked down the tanks because we got so close that the take commander didn't want his head out so we locked down the top and we were operating completely by periscope and it was pretty successful in the end and we got through that now. There's something I really wanted to tell you about that experience when we went back and I never saw this personally but the tank next to me when it was hit that was the tank that was hit by this tiger. The three men up in the Turret attempted to escape from the top and and supposedly from the Tang any other side. The commander saw a man. One of those men Lop Off..
"us army" Discussed on Airplane Geeks Podcast
"I can give a much broader spectrum of our experiences and our career paths You know our goal is to speak with the public and hopefully get people my mouth because next week he'll come back and say it Max you didn't say quite right but my recollection is that when people force our training at some point there in the t six Texan which is a turboprop and I believe it's after that that they split off in one direction or another either they ended up going into the Transport Kelly as a commander or has I don't know if you just retired but we're headed up folks who the training and in Texas on the on the t thirty eight so pretty clear arms tired yet definitely that's been it's been a really fun fun fun fun day kind of a twelve hour day from the time got up in the time I got back a friend of mine who I have not seen in quite some time is a one man charter operator and he allies a Piper Meridian out of the truckee area truckee California which is up near Reno and he was picking a passenger up today hey in Oakland and he'd set a day or two ago hey if you'd like to ride along and I thought Whoa this'll be fun why not so my first experience with part one thirty five order world and so we went to let's see Roseburg Oregon which is kind of an Central Oregon dropped off couple gentlemen who had a a meeting we hung out the airport into town briefly got some lunch and then when they were done with her meaning we came back and I can tell you it was a typical flight we had everyone not headwinds on the way going up only about you know ten to fifteen tailwinds coming back so it's like wait a minute so the you know the trip took a little longer than and he had thought that it was going to but it's a twenty eleven piper Meridian it's equipped with the Garmin g one thousand which of course is what I had written a book on SARS pre familiar with most of the avionic spent a while since I've done any work in the turbo prop back in two thousand eight I spent a lot of time on a Cessna Caravan a two Oh eight similar engine at remember which which version of the PT Sixes in the caravan versus what was in the the Meridian but climbed up to light level two five zero I believe going up and no actually it was a two six are going up and two five zero coming Back back and it's you know it's fun when most of the time when I'm flying I'm down at the lower altitude so it was fun just to get into the different type of aircraft we had a spectacular day I mean it was beautiful it was just the clear unlimited visibility the hallway at we even though we're probably how I don't know at least fifty miles from the ocean we had a great view of the Pacific as we were going up and coming back so great fun but there was something that happened that was really just one of those odd coincidences late last night I really east episode one twenty five of the aviation news talk podcast where we were talking about propeller accidents and I had said on that show that I think that propeller accidents are probably more common than people realize that they're probably underreported and I mentioned some that I'd found you on Google in the news section that don't show up ntsb database and when I met the charter pilot this morning my friend from from years ago within a half hour of of our meeting today he had gotten a phone call from a pilot who is bringing a an experimental aircraft that he has just purchased a a moose and that is going to be flown from appropriately Canada so it's called the most it's called Mussa and it uses a rotary engine a really old I think it's you know from a European rotary engine at the Moose you know home built aircraft designed that's been around I think for forty years I seem to recall the first time I heard of a Moose one was being built at my home airport when I was when I was a kid the way this pilot who was should have been in the air flying bringing the Moose there today was helping somebody start their piper cub yesterday by hand prior Ping for them and he said his mistake was that he was on a very wet dewy grass and when he swung the prop and they the engines started he fell down in the on the ground and the prop the prop struck him in the head so he had yeah so imagine a proper starting hits you in the head and so he went down pretty hard are they taken to the hospital he got a number of stitches and apparently is you know in review assembly good shape which I think is a miracle often absence kinds of incidents people you know die or people whose limbs but I just thought wow this almost confirms what was thinking which is these definitely are more prevalent release the show one day boom next day he talked to someone who just just had one of those kinds of accents up anyway the keeping that I was mentioning on the show was that pilots should really dedicate themselves make a commitment to themselves to never let anybody in or out of the airplane while the engine is running and there was a new story a week ago from Key West Florida which is what prompted me to do the show in which a couple had flown from Fort Myers down to key esten Cessna one seventy two they got back to the airplane after it presumably having a fun day it was dark nine o'clock at night what they didn't realize what the overlooked was that the aircraft was shocked so the pilots started the airplane couldn't move forward he went out or leaving the engine running to pull out a chuck is wife also got out he told her to stay in the I mean but she didn't and as she reach down to pull out the chocks she was struck by the propeller and I think she lost an arm and that to toews as I recall so at night it it's it's hard enough to see spending prop in the daytime it's almost impossible to see one at night in a number of the accidents that I talked about did occur at night of course many of them were also in the daytime and I think it's an issue of one it's complacency I think as pilots we see props every single day and after a while you get used to watch every see you know every single day and the other issue is I think that people perceive that these acts silence are low probability yeah that'll never happen you know it's like winning the lottery rates million to one in yet some people do win the lottery and in New York these accidents I think are actually much more frequently than winning the lottery so anytime you've got these low probability high consequence hype accidents I think people just don't give them the kind of attention that they deserve so all I could say his folks anytime you're out you know a knee propeller treated as if it were a loaded gun and stay the heck away from it and keep a family and friends and everybody else away from it as well because these are deadly the objects wow yeah that murphy that moves that's a Murphy Moose and look it up it got a nine cylinder radio engine typically three hundred fifty five horsepower it's a Videnev m fourteen P which I don't know what that is that sounds Russian or Ukrainian or something like that but exactly yeah Murphy Moose and the The new owner was saying that apparent there are more of these engines in existence than all the continental and lycoming engines combined which I find hard to believe you know two hundred thousand airplanes here the US with largely combing continental engines it's just hard to believe there that many in a russian-made engines around but if it's ubiquitous if they stuck it in there everything ever made than you know maybe that's the case yeah interesting all right is for myself not too much to report I'm planning I'm attending next year and twenty twenty both son Fund in Oshkosh so making some some plans for that ah I think I'm giving up camping in a ground tent and said I've I've ordered a a very small trailer would you I got a off the grid trailers expedition so think about something that you can pull it behind a jeep or something equivalent that can pretty much go anywhere you can go with your four wheel drive so it's like an off road kind of trailer thing so it'll look kind of funny maybe you know Grassy Field at Sun and fun but that's going to get a lot of us next year thank variety of different kinds of kinds of places so so I've got that you know I'm just saying look it's it looks like it's got a lot of straight lines to it see the the logic is that with more straight lines especially on the in the Interior as opposed to curves it makes it easier who sound treated so he can be used as a mobile recording studio so that's kind of the idea how did I know that this is where the conversation was going to order the acoustic tiles that you can put them on the inside there no not not yet but I do have a the idea of a source in mind but it's GonNa take two or three months to build trailer so I have some time good they also need to find out what the I talked to them about mounting points for boom arms for microphones and things and they say actually they'll they'll give me a I guess a schematic that shows you know what's in the walls and where where you can drill where you can't so set that up so we'll see what happens you know I I'm looking at thinking yeah you gotta set your sights bigger than this podcast studio yes sure but I would like a telescoping a microwave antenna let's make this a full remote TV you cast a studio as well that goes up yeah exactly we have now from launchpad episode six of his little adventure buying a plane and in in this installment launchpad is going to tell us about registering the plane registering of foreign plane in the United States so here we go plane by registering in foreign aircraft so we have a plan in America and we're good to go once again the phrase not so fast they're fly boy comes into play an aircraft that does not have a t activate must have an air worthy inspection this is what homebuilder go through you build a vehicle of some kind declare to be an airplane but before you can take to the skies a designated airworthiness representative of the FAA A. D. A. R. Needs to examine your aircraft and your manufacturing processes and your paperwork to determine whether it's air worthy to be allowed.
"us army" Discussed on Airplane Geeks Podcast
"This episode we have interviews with the US Army Golden Knights Parachute team at the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show we also talk with the crew chief of the t thirty eight stop flight from New York to Sydney an increase in German airfare taxes to encourage lower emissions travel in aviation travel perks that urge ground transportation by train we also have the last part of Launchpad Murray's quest to buy an airplane this time he describes registering foreign plane in the US all that and more it's coming up right now welcome to the airplane Geeks podcast this episode five hundred seventy five of the show where we talk aviation I mix flight in this episode it's just me and Max Trescott host of Aviation News talk podcast he's a CFI of the year in an expert on the Cirrus aircraft he Mex Mexico gave it away I was going to say something like that how did you choose to go to me I tonight at I know you usually purposely alternated a little bit so anyway yeah it's kind of funny it is just the two of us so anyway great to be here this right we had a guest scheduled but but they had to reschedule instead we have some interviews that reporter at large Padma Zari recorded at the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show this past weekend in before we get the news just a quick brief announcement yeah we have an online poll now this is not the extensive one that we run every couple of years this is an airplane geeks Swag poll you had various items that we've given away over the years but we WANNA make sure that we purchased the kinds of items that you like Oh you can tell us what you most like for airplane geeks swag by taking this very quick poll and you can find that at airplane GEEKS DOT com slash ask Swag and we'd really appreciate it if you just take really literally like a minute to to take that poll all right onto the news now next are you ready is everybody ready ready for the West I item comes from the Washington Post this text messages show Boeing Employees New in two thousand sixteen of problems that turned deadly on these seven three seven Max there's a number of good articles on this John oster Our has one from the air current that's new document and seven three seven Max investigation point is to chaos and pressure in M s development so the continuing saga in two thousand sixteen there were some text messages from Boeing's at the time chief technical pilot for the seven three seven writing to another technical pilot and he said that the canoeing characteristics augmentation system the M CASS was engaging quote itself like crazy and he called the problem agreed Gis Soho these kinds of well seemingly damning e mails text messages and so forth I don't know Max I find these kind of difficult to interpret at times because it's it's kind of hard to tell it taken out of context and and also you know one employee will write to another employee in ways that they wouldn't if they knew that these we're going to be published in the wall Ashington Post to the New York Times yes and I think the thing that really makes this a little bit more damning as that he continued his tex-mex Pigeon said so I basically lied to the regulators parentheses unknowingly and I guess the reply was something along the lines of it wasn't ally no one told us that was the case I don't quite understand the second part of that the yes I think probably Boeing has their legal department has probably come out said no more text messaging stop stop you know we're obviously seeing that in other places in the news or text messages are now becoming you know quoted and so on and I think a lot of people just think hey it's a private conversation nobody but us are on this and it's like no folks that is stored sadly it is available for discovery and when the lawyer start looking for it they're gonNA fight it and I think they're just it's like social media you know tell folks kids don't publish stuff it's got to be the same thing it's like when you're texting make sure you texts very carefully that's right that's right many corporations actually have training on good email and now texting etiquette if you will or best practices in one of the things is it they'll tell you is don't say anything or put anything down on paper or write anything that you wouldn't want to see in the front page of the newspaper because one day that's exactly where it may turn up and it's not that you're being trained to cover something up it's just you need to think before you make statements that you figure will be kept private another aspect of this recent revelation he is that apparently Boeing knew about these but only just recently provided the to the FAA so they're a little bit displeased with Boeing for having waited waiting so long for these one of the article says that yes in a letter to Boeing's chief executive Dennis Muilenburg that the F. A. A. Administrator said I expect your explanation immediately so the phase not too happy with Boeing on this particular development. Well and the the you know the interesting thing is that they say that the tone was set early in the messages when the same gentleman texted I'm locked in my hotel room with an ice cold grey goose and I think we can assume he's not talking about a bird because I'll probably fire off a few inappropriate emails before I call it a night yeah no kidding and the person he was is a texting with said something about had he accomplished anything in the flight simulator quote or what is the normal chaos there in another one message was I'd ask for a job in sales just get paid to drink with customers and lie about how awesome our airplanes are like oh my gosh it's just not the stuff that you want to see in the front page of the newspaper no and it may just be horsing around I mean some of it not not all of it but it sure looks bad now apparently C. O. Dennis Muilenburg is meeting with directors and senior electives has we record this basically in San Antonio for a regularly scheduled board meeting in that's going to occur over the course of a couple of days here and I I don't know what we'll learn from that or what result from that we'll see if anything but that's but that's coming up but Muhlenberg is also scheduled to appear before Congress the House transportation infrastructure Berkshire Committee on October thirtieth so that's coming up in and there's also a Senate hearing that may take place on the twenty ninth or it may take place after the House hearing on the thirtieth this is all coming from anonymous sources people didn't want to commit to this because it's not really can firmed but this is what the reports are so that'll be another very interesting event you can bet the Congress people will have some very pointed questions for me Lemberg at those those hearings well I think the seven three seven Max story is the gift that just keeps on giving I mean if you're funny comedians would be using this every night on the news it's not funny it's really Kinda Sad I think points to a lot of you know kind of breakdowns at many points in the process certainly within Boeing and perhaps to some extent within the the FAA end. I really am optimistic that we're all going to be better for this I think the people said Oh well people want to fly the seven three seven Max well of course they will this'll be the safest plane in the sky time people get through this recertification process so you could make an argument that that's the only plan you should fly Sir certification is completely because presumably those planes will never ever crash again because they've been going over with a fine tooth comb so I think this is a a sad chapter in a long story with Boeing and hopefully they'll move on quickly to a new happier at chapter and continue with a long term success always had I hope so and of course the longer it goes on in the morning expensive gets there's a Bloomberg article that says that these delays and getting this plane into service of cost Boeing least get this eight point four billion dollars so I obviously as time goes on the cost keeps going up well why don't we move on to we have a couple of articles that came in Max you found one and Robin Perth found found another human guinea pig eggs about to embark on worlds first twenty our airline flight and then from from Rob Qantas flight makes history by touching down in Sydney tre flying nineteen hours nonstop from New York so yes Qantas flew the first nonstop commercial airline flight from New York to Sydney took nineteen hours and sixteen minutes in the air that's a long flight there it is also seen one of these other articles earlier that's been added to the show plan here and read through one reporters experience if what that trip was like it was really fascinating apparently it was not a sold out full flight but it was more of a demonstration flight they had relatively small number of passengers on board and they really were turning into kind of a scientific experiment they happy blonde board were gathering data trying to analyze what was going on the passengers were really given kind of a prescribed regimen where when they first boarded they were told now don't go to sleep for the first six hours and I think the the reporter who was writing about it said that wasn't too thrilled about that because he really was ready to take a nap because I think they left pretty late I think it was you know midnight or some some ridiculously a late time but you know the whole idea was you know maybe you could somehow mitigate the effects of the jet lag by following this plan they have and my recollection is that he felt okay when he got there but he was really worried about what subsequent days would that turn out to be like I don't know that it was him but I read somewhere that somebody said yet long flight but I would far rather be on one direct flight that on to connecting flights and they was talking about a prior flight make me go through that that cattle call process again you know lining up and boarding and hoping fine root for my carry on baggage I only want to do that once in a lifetime unfortunately I can't do it just once in a lifetime but I you know it gives them the choice I'll only do it once per trip so yeah I think the back it'll be that much more difficult than you know prior eighteen hour flights in this is part of what Qantas's Calling Project Sunrise and it's the first of three of these test flights actually and as you said to gather data about the not only the flight crew and cabin crew health and wellbeing but also for the passengers as well and they're using a we're calling it a re purposed seven eight seven dash nine some delivery flights so instead of flying from Seattle to to Sydney or wherever Qantas would accept these aircraft they're flying on these these different flights from New York to Sydney and from coming up from London to Sydney as as well and they are carrying Only forty about forty passengers on these flights because they want to increase the the aircraft range and This research this on board research is being done in partnership with the Sydney University. Actually I think a couple of universities and most of those forty people are Qantas employees there some some others as well so yeah I think that it's interesting to me that Qantas is ah taking this extreme effort to really study the effects on everybody of these long flights just to confirm that there there are no issues they're also they're altering the food to try to reduce the jetlag and they're making other changes has resigned all of the data they collect from From these three flights I think it's pretty interesting I smile when I when I think about Qantas my one trip to Australia ain't thing flew on Qantas and it was a it was a great experience and you know you mentioned there are two more of these test flights coming up did they mention if they have any spots alright Germany is increasing aviation taxes this comes from simple flying This is being called the so-called German class Emmett tax and there is a tax that already exists but the the the tax is being increased digital calculations here few calculations there's a short haul flight tax seven point five euros her this tax increase starting in twenty twenty I did the math and for all three categories it's a thirty nine percent increase in the tax and the question that comes up of course as well what are they going to do with all this money and why are they raising this tax well what they're going to do is they're going to take the revenue from this tax and use it to offset the value added tax VAT that's applied to to.
"us army" Discussed on Finding Mastery: Conversations with Michael Gervais
"Now, this week's conversation is with retired US army major Matt Brady in Matt is a graduate of the United States military academy at West Point world class where he was ranked number one of nine hundred forty cadets in leadership for seven consecutive semesters. And then he went onto graduate in the top five percent of. Class. So that that speak something to the way that he organizes his craft in the preparation for his craft. Matt deployed twelve times to both Iraq and Afghanistan in commanded forces during multiple high stakes and pressure conflicts, including the third infantry division charge into Baghdad back in two thousand three and then operation redwing, and you might remember that name. And that was the really intense seal mission depicted in the movie lone survivor and his awards include the air medal for combat valor. In both Iraq and Afghanistan in the bronze star medal and Matt retired from the army in late two thousand sixteen after two decades of service to the United States, and there's so much to impact in this conversation. It is textured it is rich, and I'm sure many of you are familiar with the lone survivor story. But if you're not just a quick moment. And look into that. I mean, it's unbelievable. And so this conversation really has much to do with his decisions there. And while he was fortunate to survive that mission the decisions that he made and he was faced within the experience that he had the combination of that has lived with him forever. And that is the focal point of this conversation. What is it like how do we prepare? And how do we adjust to situations that are incredibly challenging, and I don't know this is near impossible to prepare for what he experienced like all of us. We have events in our lives that are near impossible to prepare for. So the preparation only gets a certain way, and then that leap of faith to adjust to the unpredictable unfolding unknown for some of us. It's like this crazy leap and for others. It's like, okay, I'm gonna take that next step because I prepared and I've trained. Myself to deal with the unpredictable unfolding unknown. And so this conversation really points back to philosophy it points back to values points back to really clear understanding of who one is and who wants to become in this case. It's him. Now as you're going through this conversation. You might just wanna take a moment and put it into some context in your own life. What is a or what are the difficult decisions that you've had to make in your own life. And then, you know, use that to bounce off this conversation. So while his story is rich the whole point is to really re anchor into your own life. So that you can use this to pivot to adjust to grow and one last note here is the first half of this conversation was in person, and I was enjoying it so much it was so rich. I was so enthralled in it both of us completely lost track of time. And so we had a finish the conversation on the phone. So you'll notice the change in audio quality about halfway through. So with that. Let's jump right into this week's conversation with Matt Brady, Matt how're you doing good? Thank you for being here. It's my pleasure. Well, that's really good. Okay. How'd you know? How'd you know, that you wanted to be in the military to serve maybe the white race say for you? But how did you know? Yeah. I guess I took my my grandfather. My father's example. Both of them had really unique military stories. My. My grandfather was the from England, and and he served during the battle of Britain. So if you recall from history, the Germans have his era -fensive, they're bombing London in my grandfather. And my grandmother my mom's a little girl that time during the during this this blitzkrieg on the city, and he served in a unit called the home guard in London, which was a rag tag militia, no weapons ammunition, but my grandfather's job in this militia was to put on a pair roller skates and take a hockey stick and two or three buddies skate around.