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Military suicides up as much as 20% during pandemic
"CBS is reporting that military suicides have increased by as much as 20% during the pandemic, Analysts say soldiers are dealing with Cove it war zone deployment. National disaster, civil unrest and for some of them. The pressure's too much. Senior Army leaders say they've actually seen a 30% jump in active duty suicides this year in the army, and they're looking at shortening combat deployments.
Crack open a cold one: Monday is National Drink Beer Day!
"In case you were curious about beer on this drink Beer day, According to the ancient Code of Hammurabi, it was decreed that bartender's Who watered down beer would be executed. I think it's still that way in Texas. Yeah, on once again. I'm don't know who, Mama Robbie wasn't but anyway, may even actually be a place. Of clouds and near the constellation Akila. Contains enough ethyl alcohol. To supply 300,000 pints of beer every day to every single person on Earth for the next billion years. Well, then why aren't we fly into one of the stars in Akila and put Mars further down the list of Thebes builders of the Great Pyramid of Jesu. Were paid with a daily ration of beer. Cause it was supposed to be a square. George Washington insisted that is Continental Army be permitted. A quart of beer is a part of their daily rations was old Millwall sounds good. In a paper bag. A Buddhist temple in Thailand was built with over one million recycled beer bottles. And while Americans love our brew What country do you think drinks more beer than any country in the world? Australia? Nope, Ireland? Nope. Scotland No. Well, where are your China, of course, and if the United States had a drinking competition For most beer consumed per person. Who would it be? The person know the state of the state. Um, Texas Neck North. Dakota held that explains it. There's not a lot to do there. Ham Shire is second And Montana came in third. Uh, once again, not very, really popular places. Do you have a go to beer cold? Other than that. Not really, really. You know, I kind of go all over the place right now. In the Mexican beers, Charlie. Okay, Well, you can have mine. OK, I'm a Miller high life guy myself. And I don't think I have. Ah, if I man if I'm forced to, which is a lot, Yeah. Probably going to go, Bud Light. Maybe. Margo, You have a go to beer? Yeah, I love craft beer. So I drank. Okay goes about that. You don't talk to my son in law. My daughter Charity Charity likes him too of it. My favorite brewer is Guadalupe Brewer in New Braunfels. Great place. Okay, if you say so.
Why a private section of the border wall is allegedly failing
"By Iraq war veteran Bryan Cole Fatchett, triple amputee. They wanted to raise a billion dollars to quote build Trump's wall. The targeted mission Texas in the Rio Grande Valley, one of the busiest illegal border crossing areas in the country, all on the border. We're here building. You gotta help out. They had started producing the video's promoting this project and they were on the property. They started clearing the property before anyone really knew what was going on The company Clearing the riverbank to build the private wall was Fisher Sand and Gravel. Tommy Fisher, the company's CEO, had been trying and failing to land a lucrative border wall contract from the government. Since 2017. When the Trump administration began soliciting Wall design concepts. Fisher was one of the companies to put up a prototype. Officials of the Department of Homeland Security said it had design flaws. A second bid was also rejected. Frustrated Tommy Fisher took another approach. We really believe with our patent pending system, we could bring sexy. Back to construction. He became a fixture on Fox News, the president's favorite network at the time, people time sounding less like a contractor and more like a contestant on a reality show pandering to an audience of one, You know, hopefully the president will see this as well. And he's a guy who says he can cut through bureaucracy two weeks after that appearance on Fox In April of 2019. I don't know if you heard about this contractor that said he could build the whole wall for a lot cheaper than anybody else. Yes, I have. We're dealing with him. Actually, Fisher Comes from North Dakota. Recommended strongly by a great new senator. As you know, Kevin Cramer, by May of 2019 Tommy Fisher had the president's attention but still couldn't land a contract to build the government's wall. The Army Corps of Engineers, which oversees border wall construction, pointed to the company's lack of experience building border walls to prove they could fissure teamed up with we build the wall. First in New Mexico and later here on the banks of the Rio Grande admission. On the banks of any rivers difficult. But building on the raging Rio Grande is especially challenging, made more complicated because the U. S Mexico border but straight down the middle of it. So any plans to build on it must be approved by the International boundary and Water Commission for I, B. W C. Sand and gravel didn't get that approval before they started. Bulldozes. What steps did they skip? All of them. What should they have done? They should have gone to the I B W c to the A and presented their plan an actual plan. What about this idea that you know this is private money being used on private land and a landowner could do whatever he wants. They absolutely can do whatever they want on their property. As long as it doesn't affect other people's property. And you think the wall infringes on other clearly does. The way the bollards were built is gonna cause clogging of that wall, So those followed the trash or debris could get stuck in there and then the waters. It's a giant break, just like a rake in your yard. It's going to catch all that debris and redirect that water. Penna filed a lawsuit on behalf of a neighboring wildlife refuge called the National Butterfly Center, which feared the wall would cause flooding to its property. U. S government also suit on behalf of the I. B. W C. Good walls make good neighbours. But this wall did not. We've got rogue priest running around anti Trump anti Won't we build the walls? Bryan Cole fragile, launched attacks against anyone who opposed their wall. Falsely saying the national Butterfly Centre was the site of a rampant sex trade and that the Army Corps of Engineers was part of the deep state even took game and Father Royce Nights a local priest to oppose the Trump wall. Accusing him of promoting child trafficking. Also not true. We build the wall people came after you personally and that's something I didn't even know who they were. They're coming after the local priest. Yeah, I guess you're not from around here comes from around here. We can. Even Mom and Dad can disagree about things without being mean and nasty. Last December, Brian Colfax bragged in an interview that we build the wall had a direct line to the White House. We have Crispo back and Steve Bannon A lot of people that are tied in with the Trump administration, so we're able to back channel things to the Trump Administration and let them know what we're doing, But what they were doing was falling apart. A recent engineering inspection after summer storms revealed deep gashes under the foundation of the wall. That's Mariana Trevino, right, who runs the Butterfly center line underneath it. This was a normal seasonal rainfall and what happened to the wall the foundation washed out from under enormous sections of it, His attorney said after this, that this is just a normal part of new construction if you walked out of your new house And had a 30 FT hole under your home foundation. Would you consider that normal? There's the end of the hall right
Military leaders say active-duty suicides up 20% during COVID-19 pandemic
"Have increased by as much as 20% this year, and some is incidents of violent behavior. Well, they've spiked a service member's struggle under the Corona virus ward at more zone deployments. National disasters and civil unrest. While the data is incomplete and causes of suicide are complex, Army and Air Force officials tell The Associated Press they believe the pandemic. Is adding stress to an already strained force senior army leaders who say they've seen about a 30% jump in active duty suicides so far this year to say they are looking at shortening combat deployments. That would be part of a broader effort to make the wellbeing of soldiers and their families. The Army's top priority winds news
New York - Harmonia Homeless Shelter Residents Will Not Be Transferred Out, City Says
"Today, residents from the harmonious shelter in midtown pleaded with Mayor de Blasio not to transfer them out to make way for homeless man evicted from the Lucerne Hotel on the Upper West. Now the city has reversed course on that plan. City Councilman keep our cancer that many of you have a lot of that going permanent housing, so rather being shuffled around, they get an opportunity to stay in a neighborhood where they have their doctor. Their local business. Ist Army is their case workers all right here. And now they don't have to disconnect their life again. So I think a lot of relief was also says the 17 families had already left. The harmonium will be given the chance to return. Whence news time. 8
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Honored As The First Woman To Lie In State
"Graves performing at the Congressional Memorial this morning for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Van Van Rabbi Rabbi Lauren Lauren Hold Hold Splatter Splatter noted noted that that Ginsberg Ginsberg first first made made history history and and her her battle battle for for women's women's rights rights and and then then is is the the second second woman woman on on the the Supreme Supreme Court. Court. Today Today she she makes history. Again. As the first woman and the first Jewish woman. To lie in state. Today we stand in sorrow. And tomorrow we the people must carry on just the skins. Berg's legacy. Among those paying tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, personal trainer, dropped to the floor in front of her casket at the U. S Capitol and did three pushups in her honor. Bryant Johnson showed the Supreme Court justice, the ropes and the gym for more than 20 years. He wrote a book about it called the RBG Workout, How she stays strong and you can, too. Johnson is also an Army reservist and an equal opportunity advisor. That's
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s personal trainer pays tribute to her with push-ups
"And out of the ordinary tribute to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, CBS News correspondent Deborah Rodriguez with details. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, personal trainer, dropped to the floor in front of her casket at the U. S Capitol and did three pushups in her honor. Brian Johnson showed the Supreme Court justice, the ropes and the gym for more than 20 years. He wrote a book about it called the RBG Workout, How she stays strong, and you can, too. Johnson is also an Army reservist and an equal opportunity advisor
C.I.A. Operatives in the Early Years of the Cold War
"Scott Anderson joins us now from the catskills. He is a contributing writer for the New York, Times magazine, and the author of many books. His latest is called the quiet Americans four CIA spies. Of the Cold War tragedy in three acts, Scott Welcome back to the podcast. Thanks much nice to be here. So you are allowed on the podcast to talk about your previous book Lawrence in Arabia which came out in twenty thirteen hand, which of course feels like now centuries ago which makes it clear to our listeners are longtime listeners that this is not your first. Book. Involving spies I'm curious what what's the draw for you but I think Speiser inherently fascinating in not just to an awful lot of people and of thought about what is I think it's the the allure of having a secret life. I think that I think that for an awful lot of people this idea that you have a whole separate identity is really fascinating New People. What I was drawn to in both the Lawrence and with in the quite America's the foresee a officers I follow is that in both cases, this was at a time when individuals out in the field had a tremendous freedom of action. So it wasn't. People sitting behind desks following policy that they're actually out in the field doing crazy stuff. You also have a personal connection to the story right in terms of what your father did for living you talk a little bit about that. Sure. My father was agricultural adviser for the Agency for International Development, which was a branch of the State Department. I grew up in. East. Asia in in Korea and Taiwan as Indonesia. and. So this was the nineteen fifties, nineteen sixties when I came along American government workers abroad often in those sorts of countries often were two hats whatever their official job was my father's job as agriculture adviser but it was also part of this great anti Communist crusade was happening around the world. So the upfront hearts and minds, soft power aspect of my father's work was working on agrarian reform in line with countries like these countries were were the land was was had been controlled infra centuries by all darkies. But the the more hard power in the darker side of what my father was doing was was setting up rural vigilante squads, home guard militias to watch over the local populace and to make sure that they weren't being swayed by the communist in certainly in countries like Taiwan or South Korea. If you were exposed or accused of being a leftist, your life was not going to go. Well, you know I'm now getting a sense of why one of the four characters in your previous book was an agronomist perhaps. That's right. Yeah it's well It's it's an interesting thing because. It just for national development was often used by the CIA as a cover because. Are Out, in the field, they're not, they're not saying, I'm destined to capitol there often out among the local population and probably have a better sense of what's happening. Outside what you one thing I'll say I've noticed over time in different countries. I've been almost invariably the ex Patriot community that knows best what's happening in the country are tend to be the people are out in the field in often the Middle East is the oil guys. They have a sense much more than than people sitting around in the capital. Let's start with frank wizner. The first person you mentioned, and this is not the the first book to be written at least in part about wisner who was he and what made him. So central to the story wizards amazing Turkey was a corporate lawyer who was working at a Wall Street firm when even before World War Two broke out and he quit his law firm to join the navy, he ended up being an operative for the office to teacher services, which is the the wartime intelligence agency of the of the army that they owe asset kind of the precursor to the CIA. That's right. That's right and he ends up being A. Kind of the first American to to to witness. The Soviet takeover of country in Eastern Europe, and this was in Romanian to summer of nineteen forty. Four So full year before the war ended and a wizard was on the ground as a as an oasis operative and just watch the strong arm tactics did really a matter of weeks led the Soviets to take control the country he and he was sending cables back to Washington telling telling them what are so good allies doing he sees the say he has the same experience in eastern Germany at the end of. The war in watching the way the Soviets for taking over, he goes back to his law from for couple of years for the complete unhappy, and then when the CIA starts up in nineteen forty seven, they have this idea that they wanna start a covert operations branch of of the CIA called the Office of Policy Coordination and frank listeners chosen to head that the name was deliberately chosen to be really boring. That's right and in fact, the name itself, the Office of policy coordination was was so top secret that even you can't even say the name out loud for twenty five years. So in that role wizner e created, what what he called the mighty world, which was this vast covert operations umbrella of a operating throughout the world and everything from hard power aspects of it like dropping dropping partisans behind the iron curtain to everything to cultural stuff voice. Of America. Radio Free Europe that was all came out of the Office of Policy Coordination.
ESPN's Mark Jones says he'll refuse police protection Saturday for his own safety
"Broadcaster says he doesn't want to use police as his security. Mark Jones along Tweet Mark Jones says he'll refuse police protection at tomorrow's Army Cincinnati football game. Jones says he'll tell the officer on duty to take the day off because he'd rather not get shot over his black skin and sign his own death certificate. Jones has been vocal on Twitter in recent days, especially in reaction to the Briana Taylor case. Some have responded by Retweeting Jones support for police in years past. Jennifer Brown CBS News
How Have Hispanic Americans Helped Shape the U.S.?
"Brain Steph Lauryn Boban here. Here in the United States, it's Hispanic heritage month, which officially began as Hispanic Heritage Week in nineteen, sixty eight. Unlike many other campaigns that observe and honor the contributions of a particular group of Americans Hispanic heritage bump run throughout. September. But rather starts on September fifteenth and continues through mid. October. So, why does it start in the middle of the month? Well, a Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Honduras. Nicaragua. All celebrate their Independence Day on September fifteenth. Mexico's is on September Sixteenth Chili's is September eighteenth and believes independence. Day Is September twenty first. By, stretching into October, the holiday also includes de la Raza on October twelve, which is a kind of rejection of Columbus Day because of Christopher, Columbus's many crimes against humanity and see our episode on Columbus Day for more about that. De la Rosa instead celebrates the melding of Hispanic races or Raza, and cultures. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, let's talk about three times at Hispanic Americans have changed the course of history. Some three hundred years after Spanish, conquerors became the first non native Americans to view the Mississippi River and later the Grand Canyon one host. Jeff Marianne Hernandez helps smooth transfer of the territory of Florida into US rule Florida was still part of Spain when Hernandez was born in Saint Augustine in seventeen eighty four. But that changed when he was selected to serve in the House of Representatives and was sworn into duty in eighteen, twenty three as the first Hispanic person to serve in. Congress. In historical context Hernandez being a slave owner is a controversial figure. Still. He remains the first one, hundred twenty eight Hispanic people to serve in the. US Congress. Maybe of more relevance today is the first Hispanic senator elected to a full term in Congress. New Mexico's Dennis Shabas in nineteen thirty five. We spoke with Paul Orbits Historian at the University of Florida. He said in addition to being the first American born Hispanic senator. He's critical for the time we live in because he fought on behalf of all working class. Equally, he fought for higher wages legislation he fought for people to have the right to organize a union he fought for more progress and you as foreign policy for Latin America he organized N. Double ACP leaders against Jim Crow Segregation. Then, a Chevette as one of those people we can use Hispanic heritage month to talk about our connection other people's democratic struggles. Today's Congress. The one hundred sixteenth has forty seven members of Hispanic heritage. Hispanic Americans also helped turn the tide of the civil war. Some twenty thousand were involved in the conflict. While some in the southeast sided with the confederacy especially those who came from wealthy families with plantations or other businesses in Louisiana Alabama more supported the union. or it said a lot of Mexican American soldiers fought on the side of the Union army in the southwest and actually helped defeat the confederacy in the southwest. Hispanic people in the West back the Mexican government to and celebrated the country's defeat of the French at the battle of Puebla on May fifth of sixty two single Demayo in a victory that may have helped prevent the French from siding with the confederacy and thus ultimately helping the Union win. A bit more modern only about eight years before the US Supreme Court ruled in Brown versus the Board of Education, that segregation in public schools is unconstitutional as Spanish schoolgirl showed the way. Sylvia Mendez a Puerto Rican and Mexican heritage was just eight years old when she and her brothers were denied enrollment into the white only Westminster School district in Orange County in nineteen, forty three. At the time about eighty percent of California, school districts were segregated. Her Parents Gonzalo. Felicitas Mendez enlisted other parents to fight the decision and they took the school board to court. After appeals that were abandoned short of the US Supreme Court Mendez Versus Westminster became the first successful federal school desegregation case in the nation that was in nineteen, forty seven. The case was important arguing that segregation itself even if schools were separate but equal was harmful unconstitutional under the fourteenth amendment specifically, the clause, the calls for protection of the laws for all citizens. In appeals Sylvia's case was argued by Thurgood Marshall who went on to argue for the
Anthony Bottom, Convicted Of Killing 2 New York Police Officers In 1971 Ambush, Granted Parole
"There are some unhappy people after the New York State Parole Board granted the release of a former member of a black militant group convicted of killing two NYPD officers 49 years ago like a punch to the gut. That's how Diane P. Argentina describes news that her husband's killer will be paroled next month he needed to stay behind bars. For what he did. He should have been behind bars for his life in 1971, Anthony bottom, and two other Black Liberation Army radicals ambushed and assassinated police officers Joe Piacentini and Waverly Jones in Harlem. They walked up behind Waverly and my husband's shut them. In the back P Argentine. He blames the governor and the Legislature for changing parole rules. And this is what Governor Cuomo releases into society and thinks that he is rehabilitated. At his trial, he said. There is no rehabilitation for May. The PBA is livid. In recent years, they count 16 convicted cop killers who have been paroled.
An army of RBG's clerks gathered to meet her casket
"Baiter Ginsberg's flag draped casket was greeted on the steps of the Supreme Court by her fellow justices and former law clerks in a somber and moving seen as three days of official remembrance begins for the late justice in his remarks chief justice. John Roberts described her as the daughter of immigrants who face discrimination because she was a woman in eventually became a Rockstar on the nation's highest court win. She spoke people listened Roberts said RPG will lie in repose outside the Court. So the public. Can pay their respects over the next day and on Friday will lie in state at the Capitol. In that is an honor that no other woman has ever gotten rby breaking barriers to the very end. She'll be buried next week at Arlington National
Are We Being Forced to Buy Stocks
"Last week in the insiders guide email newsletter I pointed out the expensive valuation of US stocks. Specifically I showed that the forward price to earnings ratio the P. E. based on earnings estimates over the next year was twenty, two point nine. That's three standard deviations above its average of sixteen times going back to two thousand, three at data from Ned Davis. Research. In reply to that email, Andrew wrote regarding stocks being expensive on a forward e true but there's no alternative. What do you do with bond yields near Zero and the vanguard total stock market? Index. Fund. Yielding two percent. By VPI, the vanguard total stock market ETF. JASA forwarded to me a paper by Bridgewater says, which I'll discuss in more detail later in this episode. I had a similar question from a plus member in the money for the rest of US plus member forums. He wrote. So the Fed signals that it wants to keep rates low for three more years. Canada's pension. Fund is reevaluating bond-holdings and you've got an army of small and large investors bidding up companies like Tesla and snowflake to absurdly hype. All this combined to make me think are we as individual investors now forced to buy equities? Is this the mother of all bubbles in which there's literally no other things suitable for purchase. There is a lot of speculation in stocks right now. Jim. Bianco Bianca Research pointed out that small traders are dominating the options market. Bear most of the trades right now and seventy five percent of that volume is an option contracts expire in two weeks. So short term bets. Look at South Korea and article from Bloomberg pointed out that day traders in South Korea have accounted for eighty seven and a half percent of the total value of stocks traded in the first part of September. You. Some men chief strategist at Samsung Securities said retail investors appear to be seeking short-term profits after hearing their next door neighbors earned lots of money from stocks after the March selloff. Receiving a similar situation in India. The Financial Times reports that the number of individual investor accounts rose twenty percent from the start of the year, the twenty, four million, and they point out that around the world, an influx of investors are investing in stocks for the first time. Are. We in a bubble? Is it a speculative frenzy? Are we forced to buy these stocks because there are no alternatives with also? One of the things I like to do investing is think about what's different this time what's unusual? What what doesn't fit the pattern? I had two instances of investing this past week where something didn't fit the pattern Lebron, I were driving up in the mountains of Montana and a small bear cub really bolted right in front of us no idea what it was running from. My son suggested he was running from the year twenty twenty. And then few days later at our front door, there were seven cows drinking water from the driveway eating our bushes. There are no cows around us. We live in an area that nobody keeps cows but there they were right in front of my house. Turns out. They had strayed from the National Forest, which is not very far some outfitters have grazing rights and drop off the cows and leave them there all summer pick them up come late October, and they had straight down because some of that newly cut barley fields, but it didn't fit the pattern. Cows at your front door. Don't fit the pattern. What's different now on investing front that could justify more expensive valuations for stocks. Well, for the first time, ever US interest rates are near zero from short term out to ten years. This is known as a flat yield curve, which is an unusual. We've had flat yield curves in the past. But it's flat near zero. There was a flat yield curve where ten treasury bonds and cash for yielding similar back from two thousand and five to two thousand seven. But yielding four percent. And from two thousand to two, thousand, two cash and tenure treasures were yielding five to six percent. Today, the ten year Treasury yield is zero point, six percent and cash is zero. The Federal Reserve intense to keep it that way. The recent policy statement suggests that they will keep their policy rate. What's known as the Fed funds rate near zero until labor market conditions have improved. The. Unemployment rate has dropped close to to to maximum employment and that inflation has risen to two percent is on track to moderately exceed two percent. They included their economic and rate projections and all, but four officials on the committee. Expect the Fed funds rate is still be near zero at the end of twenty, twenty three. Rates are low across the board. It is a different investment environment than we have ever faced before. And that's what this paper by bridgewater associates was about. It was titled Grappling With the New Reality of zero bond yields virtually everywhere. It was written by Bob Prince Greg Jensen Melissa fear, and Jim Haskell. I. Discussed Bridgewater Associates Founder Ray dallies views back in episode three, hundred changing world order in this paper bills off that. Before we continue let me pause and share some words from one of this week sponsors masterworks. I've shared on the show how low interest rates are on bonds and yields and cash about zero money has to be invested somewhere in preserving your wealth is as hard as it's ever been. That's where masterworks comes in. If you're looking to diversify out of the traditional public markets, then take a look at masterworks. They make blue chip art investing possible works by artists like Banksie, 'cause and Warhol. 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Ruth Bader Ginsburg's army of clerks to stand guard at the Supreme Court
"To the United States Supreme Court. Her body is arriving now in a black hearse in front of the Supreme Court building here in Washington, D. C. It will be brought inside for a memorial service in a building where she took part in historic rulings over more than a quarter of a century. We want to tell you that her former law clerks and dark suits and dark masks have lined the marble steps in front of the court. Supreme Court police officers are about to carry the casket into the building. Her foiled fellow justices, of course, were there along with court colleagues and family and friends for what is the first of several services. To honor her life and her legacy. Ginsberg lived 87 years was born in the Depression and lived well into the 21st century and her influence on American history spread over decades. Well before her appointment to the Supreme Court. As a lawyer in the 19 seventies, she argued a string of cases before the court, pressing it to recognize the equality of the sexes. As a justice, she authored landmark rulings herself and we're going to bring that service live. NPR's Daniel Kurtz Leben is outside the court. Now as Supreme Court police officers have taken the casket to carry it inside. Daniel, What are you able to see in here? Well from a distance. I can see those. There's just started to carry the casket. And right now, now where I am I'm on the south side of the port, where people are lined up socially distance to to pay their respects to her later this morning, and it's it's really hard for me to convey to you how much she personally met so many people here. I want to play a piece of tape for you. I spoke to a woman named Shaft Collins. She flew here from Colorado. People came from far and wide to come to this today on she told me just how much theater Ginsberg meant to her. Here she is. I have struggled in my own life and her achievements. Let me know that I actually might be able to achieve something in life. I was a homeless veteran for years. And although I'm now late to school, I hope to go to law school one day, so I'm now pursuing my bachelor's, and that's all from having been on the streets after serving in the Army. Yeah, There are so many people who I talked to who who start crying when they talked about received organs, especially women. She she meant so much to a lot of these people.
Convicted New York PD cop killer scheduled to be released on parole
"The Black Liberation Army for the murders of 13 police officers during the 19 seventies. Two of them were killed in Harlem by a man who called 911 to lure them in and then to assassinate them as part of the goal to wage war on America. The year was 1971 49 years later, that killer is now up for parole. Sean Adams is working the story this morning, Shawn. Half a century and the pain is still sharp, especially with rumors that the killer will be set free soon. It is indeed for the families of police officers Joseph Piacentini and Waverly Jones. That pain has never gone away. Murdered in cold blood by extremists, radicals with the Black Liberation Army Piacentini. Was white, his partner Jones, Black. Last year. Diane Argentine, he told the parole board. Her husband's killer doesn't deserve mercy because he showed none himself. Anthony Bottom assassinated my husband husband on on Waverly Waverly Jones Jones because because they they wore wore the the blue blue uniform uniform commissioner's commissioner's on on the the parole parole board board need need to to continuously continuously night parole. Argentina now tells picks 11. She is angry by this decision, she says Bottoms Never And rehabilitated in 1971 bottom, and two other members lured the police officers to Ah Harlem housing complex with the fake 911 call they ambushed and then gunned down. The partners. Two years ago, Convicted cop killer Herman Bell was released on parole. Albert Washington He died behind bars. Bottom is now 68 years old. He reportedly suffered from Cove it in prison earlier this year. Reporting live. Sean Adams.
NASA and US Space Force team up for planetary defense
"NASA is joining forces with the Department of Defense's Space force on a number of fronts, including looter exploration through the Artemus program. For more we turn to the KCBS Ring Central News Light and talk with CBS News military expert Dr Jeffrey McCausland, a retired U. S Army Colonel, Colonel. Thanks as always, for being with us this afternoon. It's great to be with you. Let's talk a little bit about NASA's history with the military. It's a long one. It certainly is. This is Ava knew really of an agreement that was done about 19 years ago between then and NASA and U. S Space Command because Space force had not back been created. The collaboration occurs on such things that space policy research technology and the protection the planet from has was objects such as asteroids. Talk a little bit about the newly formed space force and how it will interact with NASA. I think that's way to describe. It might be a metaphor between the Department of Defense and the State Department. Space Force eyes, obviously there to secure space for the peaceful operations of the United States, its allies and others. And to protect the U. S interests in outer space. I think we need to think about this in terms of the domains of warfare, which traditionally had been three air, Land and sea. And now more more. We're saying two new domains of warfare. Appearing. One, of course, is cyber and second in space because of our dependency on space and a growing concern that a number of countries around the world China is a very good example. Have been testing in I satellite weapons testing lasers. Testing the use of cyber weapons to hack into space systems like Space horse there to provide security so that NASA has a scientific diplomatic organization can conduct peaceful exploration of outer space. In the term. That's I believe you might have mentioned Is that certainly in their news release today, planetary defense that really is, is less about aliens coming to get us in more about protecting the planet from asteroids, for example. That's right. I mean, we got a lot of things going on. You know, I think right now, would you believe that an asteroid is supposed to come fairly close to the planet Earth the day before upcoming presidential election now? All predictions are little cause no harm. But just monitoring objects like that, as they moved through outer space is one thing that NASA does, and we'll do that in collaboration with the air Force now in space Force, now, brother And keep them appraised so they can't coordinate their activities. When you talk about attacks on satellites. What What kind of arsenal is in the defense? I mean, how do you prevent or or Interrupted in progress. Certainly you can maneuver satellites. Certainly you monitor the launch of other nations satellites as they moved through outer space. To keep track on research on and on and they're testing of analyst satellite weapons and what they're doing. And the last not least not unlike nuclear weapons. You have to have a certain deterrents aspect of all this. The other side knows if you attack my satellites, I'm going to attack your satellites either in doing physical harm or attacking him using cyber
It's the Little Things
"For want of a nail, the shoe was lost for want of a shoe. The horse was lost for want of a horse. The rider was lost for want of a writer the message was lost for want of the message the battle was lost for want of a battle, the kingdom was lost. Small things can have reverberating effects on history both good and bad. In fourteen fifty three, the great walled city of Constantinople fell it had withstood sieges for eleven hundred years. It had held off fire from the then state of the art cannons for weeks. The Byzantine said even Ford soldiers trying to tunnel under the wall autumn Turks were finally able to overrun the great city because someone left the door open. One of the many gates in the fourteen miles of wall had been left open during the night and the Ottomans flooded in. Killing Constantine the eleventh in the battle and bringing an end to the eastern Roman Empire. My Name's Moxy and this is your brain on facts. It was a freezing Christmas night in Trenton. New Jersey during the revolutionary war. The English Colonel Johann Gottlieb Rall. Commander. Of a mercenary infantry regiment of fourteen hundred has seen soldiers from Germany sat down to a good supper and an evening of entertainment. He and his men were celebrating their recent victories over George Washington's volunteer army, and of course, the Christmas holiday. Safe from the bitter cold and the pelting sleet inside a wealthy merchants home that they had commandeered. They relaxed safe in the assumption that no one in their right mind would possibly try to cross the Delaware River at night in a blinding winter storm. Someone challenged role to a game of chess, and before long he was deep in tactics and strategy. There was a knock at the door. And exhausted young. Messenger boy came in bearing a note from loyalist farmer. It's important to remember that about a third of colonists still consider themselves to be British and didn't want the revolution. Raw paid the boy little notice took the note and put it in his coat pocket without opening it. That pocketed piece of paper would cost him and the war effort nearly. Two hours earlier and ten miles away. Washington's men had begun being ferried across the icy Delaware. River. It took over ten hours to get all twenty four hundred men over to the New Jersey side. The conditions were so adverse five men froze to death. Then began the arduous march to Trenton in the dark. The plan had been to attack the town from all sides before dawn, but the troops didn't arrive until eight am. During the attack which lasted only an hour forty of the German. Henson's were killed and the remaining thousand surrendered. Colonel was mortally wounded. When his body was found the unopened note warning of Washington's crossing was still in his pocket. If role had read it, he would surely have had his gross of professional soldiers prepared. He allowed his pride and the weather to lull him into thinking his enemy was not a threat. Had he won the battle he may well have killed George Washington James Madison James Monroe John Marshall Aaron Burr and Andrew. Hamilton The. Second, most common premise in alternate history circles behind what if Germany won World War Two is what if the south one the American civil war? Two pieces of paper dropped in a farmer's field almost brought that about. Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Whose statue in the middle of my hometown of Richmond, Virginia has recently been given the historical context. It's so sorely needed. In the form of tons of. Graffiti. Issued Special Order one ninety one during the Maryland campaign before the Battle of Antietam. In the order lead divided his army, delineating the routes and roads to be taken and the timing for the units to reconvene. Adjutant Robert H Chilton penned copies of the letter endorsed them in Lee's name. Staff. Officers distributed the copies to various confederate generals. General Thomas Stonewall Jackson in turn copied the document for one of his subordinates, major general, D H Hill who was to exercise independent command as the rearguard. A Union soldier Corporal Barton W Mitchell of the twenty seven. Th Indiana volunteers found two pieces of paper bundled with three cigars as he marched across a farm in Maryland an area recently vacated by Hill and his men after they had camped there. The order provided the Union army with valuable information, concerning the army of Northern Virginia's movements and campaign plans. Upon receiving lease lost order. Major General George McClellan leading the Union army of the Potomac proclaimed. Here is a piece of paper with which if I cannot whip Bob Ely, I will be willing to go home. He immediately moved his army in hopes of foiling lease battle plans. When Lee heard a copy of special order one, ninety, one was missing he. He knew his scattered army was vulnerable and rushed to reunite his units Antietam Creek near Sharp's Berg. Lee's troops arrived tired hungry and many were sick. The Battle of Antietam, would go down as the bloodiest battle of the American civil war with casualties recorded as twenty, three, thousand dead wounded, which was usually as good as dead or unaccounted for over the course of the half day battle. That's nearly two thousand soldiers in our one every two seconds. When night fell both sides ceased fire together, their dead and wounded. The next day Lee began the painstaking job of moving his ravage troops back Virginia. Here, some scholars argue another solitary decision had far reaching consequences. Despite having the advantage. McClellan. Allowed Lee to retreat without resistance. From his point of view, he'd accomplished his mission by forcing Lee's troops from Maryland and preventing confederate win on union soil. President, Lincoln however thought McClellan missed a great opportunity to potentially end the war three years earlier than it ultimately would.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Janissary Music
"I'm Naomi Moon Welcome to classics for. Kids. Let's start this show off with a bang. You. Know how? When a certain kind of music catches on whether it's rap or jazz or Latino suddenly you hear it all over well, all over Europe in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries you would have heard Turkish flavored music like this marked by Ludwik von Beethoven. A very reasonable question would be if Beethoven was German, what was he doing writing Turkish music? The Sultan who ruled Turkey used to have a very select group of guards called Jan Aseries, actually, jams areas, what the Turkish term for new army sounded like to European ears like most armies. The Janice series had a band and since this was a Turkish army, the Janice every band used Turkish instruments like bass drums, triangles, and cymbals when the Sultan of Turkey since January, bands to Europe people went nuts over the exotic sound of those instruments hey, couldn't get enough of Turkish. Music. European composers knowing what their audiences wanted to hear started writing. Turkish. Sounding pieces and even set some of those pieces in Turkey This is the overture to Mozart's opera the abduction from the Seraglio. Seraglio. Was the Turkish Sultan's palace a palace which he kept US sizable Harem of wives. Plural. Very poor. Mozart wasn't the only composer to set an opera in Turkey German composer. Carl Maria. Von Vaber did to and he even gave his opera a Turkish name. Abu Hassan. And Turkish sounds crept into orchestra music too. For Instance Haydn's symphony number one. Kendrick. Since people associated the sound of drums, triangles and cymbals with Turkish army bands that Haydn symphony came to be known as the Military Symphony. The best symbols in the world are still made by the same family that made them in Haydn's day the Zil jains, the name zillion is Turkish for symbol maker a Turkish Sultan gave it to the first symbol maker in the family almost four centuries ago today zillions live in Massachusetts where they make the symbols you here in rock bands and symphony orchestras. That's from Wellington's victory by Beethoven. After. The FAD for January music died down the cymbals bass drums and triangles didn't go back to Turkey those instruments. Oh, their place in today's orchestras and bands to the eighteenth century European craze for Turkish music of all the composer's latched onto the sound of the January band I think Beethoven did it best? My favorite bit of January music is tucked into the middle of the last movement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. That Sound is a controversy soon, the lowest pitched woodwind instrument there is it's acting almost like a bass drum. Back when January music was popular, you could buy a piano equipped with a special. January pedal by thumping down on it, you could accompany yourself with your own personal triangle and drums percussion section. Unfortunately today, those pianos are only found in museums when both amodio Mozart composed his Turkish Rondo he managed to get the piano to imitate Janice drums even without a special pedal. That's Mozart's Turkish Rondo. Now that you know about the Turkish part to find out what a Rondo is, join me next time for classics for kids.
"us army" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"Benning the officers advanced school came back in about October. And I was there for about a month and they sent me to the Pacific. And I never will forget when we arrived the San Francisco Boorda's ship. The headline in the newspaper was Jap subs off coast. So we got bored personnel transport and they didn't tell us where we're GONNA go. And three weeks later. So we landed at new mayor New Caledonia with a Finnish possession. North. North East. Coast of Australia. And I was there for about a couple of weeks What are the had a replacement trains there. In other words if it didn't know where you're going to go to you went to. You went to new mayor New Caledonia's training standard in. Unison Pacific needed people they called back there and they send you to this. So I was there about two weeks. And one day with about another who tenants we were toward good. We boarded a cargo ship and. How many days later, we later the Amish peer through Santoro switches in south. Pacific new everybody's. And their obvious assigned to the Twentieth Sam Inferences Asian. And that's the division you would. With in combat actually. When I arrived on ESPN Santos. Opposite assigned as the leader of the first tune I company a hundred and six infantry regiment twenty, seven, th division. So I had a I had an opportunity before we went to canal to train with EPA tune for about three months, which was wonderful because. I got to know the man they got to know me. And I told them I was a staff sergeant when I got commissioned and boy this is One of us so we had a great report with those twenty man. Unfortunately. We all thought before we went to combat that would get her authorized strength at that time. Infantry Raf up to have authorized strength a forty man. I had twenty nine so when we would okay now. I had twenty nine men instead of forty and they were mostly eighteen and nineteen year old good Americans and. I was the senior man at. Twenty three at that time. Obviously by the time, the battle of Wa starts. The allied forces are getting closer and closer to the mainland and the Japanese resistance is getting more and more fierce Iwo Jima had just happened for example. So what did you expect going in? Well, we had all kinds of the will what we expect. Of course we didn't I didn't know that they picture of course, our infantry for two years first tenant. We know the big picture. Big Picture was that the Japanese were defending Okinawa with about seventy five thousand. Individuals that they also, of course, Okinawan civilians which will. The History Okinawa goes back long ways to in the Japanese annexed canal in. Eighteen seventy five foul recall correctly. So they had not only the Japanese army there apathy conscripted a lot of young men..
"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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So, I am extremely grateful for the folks at Manscaping who have worked to engineer the perfect electric trimmer for grooming yourself below the belt, the manscaping engineering teams and eighteen months perfecting their already great down their hair trimmer, and I can only imagine the amount of research poured into it because the result is pretty flawless. third-generation tremor features a cutting edge ceramic blades to reduce grooming accidents. Thanks to advanced skin safe technology pioneered by MANSCAPING. there are loads of Nice touches to the new and improved lawnmower three point Oh it's waterproof so you can use it in the shower. It's got a ninety minute battery so you can take your time and this is my favorite It has a built in led light so you can see what you're doing and give yourself the shaving want, and you know maybe stalled a little sculpted into a little hat or something. Yeah. 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
"Army veteran Luis Alvarez he is a West Point graduate and has a PhD from Mit while serving in Iraq. Louis came to the conclusion that too many of his fellow soldiers ended up having amputations following traumatic injuries. He believe there had to be a better way to regenerate bone and. Soft tissue, and so he embarked with the military's blessing on an effort to make that vision a reality Louis says the founder of Thera-. DOPP give a regenerative. Therapeutics Company. You joins us today to discuss his time in the service and his ongoing work to help those wounded and service to our country and Louis. Thank you very much for being with us. Is Great to be here. Thanks so much. We'll let's start at the beginning of your story where were you born and raised? So, born raised in Miami Florida and never really left Laura that often until decided to join join the army. So I'm in Florida boy after is there a military service history and your family? Yes, my both my grandfathers fought on opposite sides of the Spanish civil war. Lucky for me. Neither of them was a good shot, my father and uncle both served my uncle here in the US and my father in the Spanish Army I felt a calling to serve as well for my country. So it was it was kind of drew me to serve when I was very young. What was the reason you wanted to attend west point and when did that start that interest in attending West Point? Really didn't know very much about the service academies somebody. Might attention that you could go to military school but also studied airing. And that that will give you a path delay on choose of course, either career military service or go on to do other things is I wanted to do science. So it was very interesting to me in different than the other universities a blind. I decided to go for for both. Naval. Academy at West Point and I don't like the water that much I went to West Point. Out of those years at West Point change you as a person and as a soldier you know I, think they were formative years for me I of course, everyone who goes there quite young and for me, it was a refreshing experience in a way. You don't hear that often or the first couple of months or you know kind of a culture shock but. After that, you really can thrive right you for me. It was unexperienced to learn not just academics. But also had lead people in it was kind of laboratory where you can test leadership styles and it was just along fun for me and they're not good memories of Debbie. What Year you commissioned..
"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..
"us army" Discussed on theScore Esports Podcasts
"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.