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"vfw" Discussed on Borne the Battle
"How was graciously awarded the title of Public Affairs? Adviser for him. and. And we just happened to meet at the right time, and we were able to do some amazing things for the chairman at the time, which was general. Dempsey. and. A man, I can tell you that. Much, from that from that guy that just from a military leadership standpoint. But also from a you know man hunt has been. A son, standpoint as well. He taught me a lot about. Selflessness, you know put it in needs of others I in all things. That's how to mission gets accomplished because if you take care of your people, if you show them that you care, they will get the job done and they'll go above and beyond and you won't even have to like tell them what to do, and he was able to instill all of those qualities in me and to this day I talked to him at least once a week and even after his retirement of thirty, seven years in the United States Marine. Corps, we still Chitchat and everything like that. But he also taught me how to play golf to Maso and never thought golf club in my life. and. Let me tell you what man when I first started out. I was crap and. And today I'm just above crap. But. No He. He definitely. Introduced me to a lot of different things. A lot of different people. Who are still significant in my professional and personal career and I definitely thank him for everything. He's done for me and my family. That's awesome here. Shove to the SAR major there. You serve the full twenty. Why did you decide to get twenty and say not thirty? Yeah. Interesting story brother Let me let me let me kind of explain it because say. I will say a unique story. It's a story that. I won't say I have regret sometimes, but I do tend to look back and say what if? But. Yet the eighteen year mark. My my wife unfortunate, League head have received the diagnosis of. Ovarian? Cancer. So we were here in the area, and so she has started receiving treatment from Johns Hopkins. And Johns. Hopkins is one of the top. Cancer treatment facilities in the country, and so it was amazing to see them. Do their work and things like that. So we must add occurred. A lot of things in my life kind of changed and. Now. Here's the funny part is dead A. Throughout the whole process come to find out once she had the surgery. Somehow some way. The docs could not find cancer now, auto.
"vfw" Discussed on Borne the Battle
"Then man I'll tell you what time has flown by, and I'll tell you that as one of the greatest things that I ever did was to be able to. Lead an organization in a time of combat. Ensure the safety and the well being of all of my troops. They all came back. The same way they left and and we still talk to this day like we're family. Absolutely, would you what was your role out there as public affairs that was part of the twenty eight, th public affairs detachment that we deployed out of Fort. Lewis. WASHINGTON? The eight person detachment and. We were responsible for all the. The internal communications and also any a any external video usage that the the commanders needed to do whether it was with the media. Things that nature you know like with David's and the satellite and things of that nature. We ran point all those communication tools. So it was a, it was a great fifteen month deployment. We learned a lot. We executed a lot of missions. To cover a lot of the emissions that are our men and women were conducting on the ground. So, definitely a an experienced. That would never take back and I would do it all over again if I could. Absolutely. Absolutely. US Sergeant at that point. Staff Sergeant is probably what twelve year mark. Yeah. I. Was a Sergeant First Class Got Jan does. Yeah. Yeah. So I was the. First Class in the army, and and shortly thereafter when I came back. I ended up. Going to come in for me, that's how I ended up here in the Maryland DC Virginia area and Then, I started teaching at the school house at the at the NCO. Academy. Gotcha. I started my combat hammock career in two, thousand, seven. I came in three, but I started no seven. So it sounds like you were there on that same time. Yeah. Yeah. I was definitely meet around the time that you were there and. My comment cameras, comrades man, those are some some great individuals because obviously as you know. Combat Camera and public affairs work hand in hand on various different missions and. But yes. I will that that career field both yours and mine are are some great careers, my team soldiers. Would do everything they needed to do to ensure our success and and that was just a byproduct of. Of their success and I think them each and every time that I come in contact with them because. I. Wouldn't be as successful as I am even to this present day. If it wasn't for those men and women who who served underneath me, those, who were my superior? Who mentored me along the way? As. Some good leadership man. Talk to me about mentors. GimMe Gimme a best friend. Or a mentor that you had in your service. Yeah. Man I had quite a few. But the one who? Who Really? I guess made the most impact was. was, the one that I had in my last five years of my military career in happen to be a United States marine raw and I had never had never worked for marine. I had never. Really come in contact with too many marines because of obviously my serve as the United States army. But a sergeant major Bryan Battaglia, the second ever senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of.
"vfw" Discussed on Borne the Battle
"VA news releases I. WanNa try a little test with you go ahead and unsubscribe and then, but remember to just resubscribe real quick I, want to see what that does to the algorithms. If there's actually any any change, it's a little rumor I. I heard that it's. Very interesting to know. Before we get a news releases, I wanted to give you guys. A heads up on a couple of blogs on blogs, dot via dot Gov that a receiving a unprecedented amount of attention As a matter of fact, it's they're actually shutting down our website, our our the entire blog. Certain peak hours. So I would I would advise if you're GONNA look at these blogs, look at him in in off hours, others to blogs right now, they're done by a colleague of Mine Adams Stump, and they are veteran benefits. Twenty twenty, their state benefits, not not big va not federal va, but these are state va benefits. And there's a couple blocks one, the most popular benefit in your state and the most underused benefit in your state. The again, these are state benefits that are particular to your state, and he provides a list in alphabetical order and you can look for your state and see what some of these are, and where you can go and look forward. There's additional resources and benefits for veterans in your state. So couple of a popular blogs on blogs va Dot Gov think one's almost an you know six, hundred, thousand, seven, hundred, thousand, US something crazy. Check them out if you are, if you already haven't definitely some good info in those blogs. As for this week in the news release world, we've only got one. Is says for immediate release Va and partner agencies announced covert insights. Partnership. The US Department of Veterans Affairs along with the Department of Energy and Health and human. Services recently announced the formation of Covid nineteen insights partnership, which is an initiative to coordinate and share health data as well as research and expertise to aid in the fight against covid nineteen. The covid nineteen insights partnership creates a framework for Va.. and H S to use the Department of Energy's world leading high performance computing.
"vfw" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM
"Those leaders and and like the VFW and the each in their newspaper that's put out also it's a good resource to go to ten makes from the director of communications for the Minnesota legionnaire is that one that has been volunteering his time to keep everybody up to date on on the rapid moving legislative issues that are happening even as we speak so that's a good resource and then of course you can get in contact with me as the chair and and I can see people and and send them to the right area but those are three good primary resources to go to so dubbed any idea when the when the governor will call the legislature back in session you're going to find that stuff out the next week or so I think once we had that meeting with the governor but what's being talked about here I don't think I'm revealing any secrets is that the the government won't do anything until the Senate is able to not guaranteed but to be able to say that you know if we come back then then we'll make sure that we don't go home without doing anything so I think the governor wants to have that happen it sounds like the house and the Senate side they needed to come back and do something otherwise it is a coding error and people are pretty upset so equities spectrum so I'm hopeful that there will be a part to the special session and so it you know it remains to be seen well I hope to get that done because it's a bonding here and they need to get a bill passed them in the I'm sure all sides are working on it and trying to get something done died we have to take a short break and come back we'll talk a little bit more with Todd Cameri for the commander's task force and.
The Magick of Sound with Tanya Clark
"My dear dear presist her Tanya. I am so honored that you're here and that we get to dive into this conversation together. So thank you thank you. Thank you for being here. Thank you for having me. It's an honor literally. Okay so I just WanNa start right off the bat kinds of lists. What drew you to sound and sound as a as hewing. Transformational modalities specifically. When did this journey really began for you? Yeah that's such a great question so I I really think that it began as a little girl because I grew up. My father was able architect so like not IMI but like he designed boats and yachts for living so he was a designer and but he always had a band on the side and so that was kind of like I think that if he could have made that his absolute career he would have And so I remember as a little girl just always being around music And my father used to play at all of the VFW's and the Moose lodges an off of those places and so every weekend we were going we were getting dragged to some event or something that was going on and and I think that it was always such Like it was such a a sense of in that moment with music. I could process emotions that I didn't have words for. I could all of a sudden here a song I would be like. Wow someone understands how I feel. You know like with the lyrics of the words and so it was always such a huge part of my life and I remember the first time that I had asked my parents if I could take dance classes. I must've been like nine ten years old or something like that because a lot of my friends were in dance classes and I always loved movement and I remember my father was like. That's so silly. Why would you wanNA dance when you can learn to play the music that people are dancing to and it was just kind of like an okay? You know so. I ended up playing the flute in junior high Like our garage was turned into a music room. And so and I just remember like my father I mean. There are being an organ and piano and drums and a trumpet. And all of the stuff that I just used to look forward to those moments of being able to just like slip in there and my dad would practice with me with my flute. How to really awesome band teacher? Who would bring in and like sheet music of the Eagles and different things like that and so then it was fast forward through my college years. I started taking dance so I didn't start my formal dance training until I was seventeen and then I never turned back still and that just became. I think that dancing music for me. We're really my first forms of meditation. They were my first forms of you know really being able to like. I said earlier process things that I didn't have words for and and then with the crystal bowls in the sound healing it. Just kind of naturally came about through my movement practice and working with the nervous system In different modalities and then I remember the first time being in a yoga class where the teacher played a crystal bowl and I was just like Whoa and then I think within a couple of months I bought one ball and then that started everything and so that was maybe like five years ago and then now it has really. It's kind of the basis of what I do and the movement and the meditation is just kind of a part of the sounds work. Yeah so it's been a really beautiful journey on Kaido following those threads of music with myself. Yeah Oh my gosh. Thank for sharing that. It's such a beautiful journey and it's a lifelong journey. Truly this is just like you never knew a life without music. You just. It's part of your entire upbringing and really to play in all of the different realms of it the different instruments and moving your body to the music and also creating the music of being on both sides and I think it's interesting that your father said that like Oh play the instruments that people are dancing to you because I I feel like many people does. I've had many friends over the years who were musicians or dancers. It's it's been my experience that I had friends were known people that were like danced no pun intended in both sides of that. So you really. That's an intimate relationship with sound. Very beautiful yeah. It really is and I I really. I feel like that kind of was always the backdrop for everything else that I did in the sense of whenever I couldn't find a way to process something it would I would go to music or the dance studio and then all of a sudden it's like things just processed without having to use my mental capacities
The Magick of Sound with Tanya Clark
"My dear dear presist her Tanya. I am so honored that you're here and that we get to dive into this conversation together. So thank you thank you. Thank you for being here. Thank you for having me. It's an honor literally. Okay so I just WanNa start right off the bat kinds of lists. What drew you to sound and sound as a as hewing. Transformational modalities specifically. When did this journey really began for you? Yeah that's such a great question so I I really think that it began as a little girl because I grew up. My father was able architect so like not IMI but like he designed boats and yachts for living so he was a designer and but he always had a band on the side and so that was kind of like I think that if he could have made that his absolute career he would have And so I remember as a little girl just always being around music And my father used to play at all of the VFW's and the Moose lodges an off of those places and so every weekend we were going we were getting dragged to some event or something that was going on and and I think that it was always such Like it was such a a sense of in that moment with music. I could process emotions that I didn't have words for. I could all of a sudden here a song I would be like. Wow someone understands how I feel. You know like with the lyrics of the words and so it was always such a huge part of my life and I remember the first time that I had asked my parents if I could take dance classes. I must've been like nine ten years old or something like that because a lot of my friends were in dance classes and I always loved movement and I remember my father was like. That's so silly. Why would you wanNA dance when you can learn to play the music that people are dancing to and it was just kind of like an okay? You know so. I ended up playing the flute in junior high Like our garage was turned into a music room. And so and I just remember like my father I mean. There are being an organ and piano and drums and a trumpet. And all of the stuff that I just used to look forward to those moments of being able to just like slip in there and my dad would practice with me with my flute. How to really awesome band teacher? Who would bring in and like sheet music of the Eagles and different things like that and so then it was fast forward through my college years. I started taking dance so I didn't start my formal dance training until I was seventeen and then I never turned back still and that just became. I think that dancing music for me. We're really my first forms of meditation. They were my first forms of you know really being able to like. I said earlier process things that I didn't have words for and and then with the crystal bowls in the sound healing it. Just kind of naturally came about through my movement practice and working with the nervous system In different modalities and then I remember the first time being in a yoga class where the teacher played a crystal bowl and I was just like Whoa and then I think within a couple of months I bought one ball and then that started everything and so that was maybe like five years ago and then now it has really. It's kind of the basis of what I do and the movement and the meditation is just kind of a part of the sounds work. Yeah so it's been a really beautiful journey on Kaido following those threads of music with myself. Yeah Oh my gosh. Thank for sharing that. It's such a beautiful journey and it's a lifelong journey. Truly this is just like you never knew a life without music. You just. It's part of your entire upbringing and really to play in all of the different realms of it the different instruments and moving your body to the music and also creating the music of being on both sides and I think it's interesting that your father said that like Oh play the instruments that people are dancing to you because I I feel like many people does. I've had many friends over the years who were musicians or dancers. It's it's been my experience that I had friends were known people that were like danced no pun intended in both sides of that. So you really. That's an intimate relationship with sound. Very beautiful yeah. It really is and I I really. I feel like that kind of was always the backdrop for everything else that I did in the sense of whenever I couldn't find a way to process something it would I would go to music or the dance studio and then all of a sudden it's like things just processed without having to use my mental capacities Very soothing for me so yeah we. We've talked about that a
"vfw" Discussed on Zero Blog Thirty
"Crushed it. I ate literally right before we start this podcast. I couldn't believe it. I thought it can't possibly get better than this. We're doing all five hundred eighteen literally my favorite size the interviews. This is like my favorite thing representative. Paul Mitchell of Michigan. I was thinking. Maybe he'll have some hair products in there. No all they had a couple of small boxes of lame. Oh cereal. Hey if you're listening. Paul Mitchell together Michigan Mop Palmer for Alabama. I don't even know the full representatives name it was just. I walked into Alabama peanuts. More peanuts again. I said real original guys. It might be five thirty four check in with okay. Just there's a lot of them checked. Why Anyway Florida Representative Michael Waltz? We also interviewed Florida. Of course they had a huge fridge full of ice cold orange juice which was a delight and they also had peanuts again. I mean just before we work our way down. Can we just be done with wait? I got one more got one more fun. I thought I can't possibly get any better than what I've already seen. I had a backpack full treats at this point From going door to door I go into Las Vegas to well Nevada and I say this is going to be a fucking wild card. I was right. I go in there. Chocolate covered oreos with the state SEAL ON VANILLA ICING EMBLAZONED. But wait. There's more God Nevada shaped candy dishes with edible rocks inside of it and then baggies of chocolate covered wheat. Whatever I don't even know what it is. They look like beautiful jewels that you can eat says made in Nevada. I don't know what it means. Congratulations Vodka and representative mark and Moody. You are the champion this time. Oh so that's the state of the day. That's the stay officially. Btc of the day. Nevada I I mentioned this to you. I would like to issue any representative from the State of New Jersey. If you could have Taylor Hannigan cheese or pork and cheese. Call what you will sandwiches at the ready. Next time we come. Yeah please be prepared for our visit. I just love that if you ever visit. Dc If you're listening coming here on a trip or something go to your representatives office and they don't have good snacks demand it you deserve better clean When I was more offensive than the Gerbils in the but like my I just really enjoyed it all right. Let's move on around four talk about some thick ladies round number four in the military height and weight standards are tricky thing. Because yes. There's a general kind of rule for this stuff but everybody is really different. So there's the Marine Corps. It's the neck measurements if your neck if you don't make weight right and your neck is within standards or whatever they come up with all these weird when everyone's so different. It's kind of hard to come up with a mold that everyone's supposed to fit in and especially for women in the military. We do have a little more fat on our bodies in certain areas and we do store fat differently and all sorts of stuff like that money way. Good News News. Sorry Abuse Female Army trainees female soldiers who are taller and Heavier. Such as carrying sandbags better. They're more competitive counterparts chocolate. Mousse noise of the same sex suggesting that the army should consider amending. Its physical standards for women so ladies. If you're backing on the bounce keep going you're going to be able to carry a shutdown of sandbags. There's plenty of ladies at Lackland that our way out of you gentlemen as well but they compared to three hundred sixty. Two women soldiers trainees. They found that those with a higher. Bmi Body Mass index performed way better in so called common soldiering tasks that requires strength and Power. Such as marching with heavy packs. Dragging casualties and a couple of things are so and again the sandbox. But having a little meat on your bones I feel like especially for women. The standards were really tough. Like in the Marine Court. I there was times where I was like. I felt the fittest of my life and I felt like I was getting towards the top where I'd have to. It's almost annoying though because it's pretty. It's almost like this is common sense. You telling me the bigger stronger. Individuals will be able to do more chaotic. All right. This is probably unnecessary. Military style tea for the Marine Corps was always bullshit. Yeah I mean it was easy whenever I joined I was like one hundred fifty one hundred and sixty pounds so do twenty pull ups for me was easy whenever you had somebody. That would be much stronger than I was at could bench way more squat way more but there's no way that they could do twenty pull ups because they weighed two hundred and five pounds and what. You're dying to tell everyone own right now. Oh thank you for asking cons due to my -Tarian Diet. I'm actually down to one. Ninety seven and people were making lots of comments about how slim I looked but anyway because I feel like a lot of times people. Are they get in trouble or they're excluded from even serving because of their body type when actually they could really kick ass but but I think this is a slippery slope like I think. Be Like oh come on big one great. Hey you guys allowed me to do some soldierly types. Yes but you can be a little bit football players well. Yeah we're comparing apples and oranges. Do we really want to have a machine gun? It looks like Vince Wells for gas. We do do you imagine no. Do you want Willie Cologne and your platoon. You you bet your ass I do Willie you WANNA be. You WANNA have a Humvee with five Willie colognes in there. You're in just feels like it'd be more protected with five local. Owns Five Louis Colognes. If there's five twenty five zero one's getting out. He's not getting out of a Humvee as twenty fives. I haven't thought about that long time. That's a great point. Let's pop out five twenty five. I'm all good. I mean we had Alejandro Way. You have one of those guys in your platoon. Now don't get me wrong. If you said there'd be four dudes that look like me and cons or all three of us get into a Humvee and then we can throw Willie Cologne in the Turret. That's intimidated sure. That's super intimidating. Or just like having somebody come in breakdown doors look like Willie. I think that that's very intimidating. But whenever you're going I love Willie but doing long distance entrance into an area on foot like ten mile insert now might be a little difficult. He can do it. And he carries seven other soldiers in the process and as I actually don't doubt that was probably a terrible example because he's a freak of we're talking about a former professional athlete. I was at my biggest which was now when ninety seven before I was to thirty two to bring that up whenever I was at my biggest and Willie would give me a hug. I would feel like a tiny little infant baby. Yeah like a tiny little gerbil inside Richard but tacit call him and say about that game. I like that. Maybe they're considering looking at more than just the Cookie Cutter Standard for women and saying Oh. Let's be smart about it. Yeah I think that's great. I mean that's a great point to have because if you do have these skinny little folks like even me. I used to always think in my head when I was like. You look like a board marine. You do all these things. If I had to go at certain points in my career and carry heavy shit for a long period of time I was like skin and bones for a lot of it. And that's when the Marine Corps is like you. Look fantastic right. You have a thirty two inch waist. It's not always the healthiest thing. Chicken legs aren't really helping us in there. Yeah no that's true. Still Not Helping. My legs stink. They deal all right. Let's move on to some safe routes and alibis. I Apologize For the last round K. I can tell you know. I think he's just hollow apology apology. I should've I appreciate that. We were doing a little chevy chase in and around number four. Oh okay I I love it rounds. Alibis we'll start with you. Cons what are you got so you know. I'm looking at the photos at K. Would you like to go first? Actually listening you are beautiful you are. You are wonderful and I don't care if you're got.
"vfw" Discussed on Zero Blog Thirty
"The Buzzer for the next question speed around water. I'll see that's pandering. That's that's what's better better. That is so enter into the taxes audience. I thought you were above that. What would be better? I mean honestly McDonald is better than come on. Chick-fil-a yeah chick-fil-a if it's not Sunday chick-fil-a I will say this there frosted coffee at chick-fil-a is fantastic. I think it's trash. Who Are you? Kindly leave kindly? Dare you sir dare you to all of your listeners out there. I don't know how you put up with this kind of a lot of our listeners. Really big there veterans. They're they've put on some pounds off the Naval Academy. Yeah obviously people don't realize am was was originally all compulsory military academy up until like the sixties and we still in more officers than Almost as much as as the Military Academies Company Next Year Old Man. I am not topic. Put my honestly when we when we when we get done here. I'm going to review the classified documents associated with. Trust me I I. I'm pretty sure I'm going to say that. These things need to be made aware. But you know it's it's nobody everybody we should after nineteen years of war We should all be for China's solve the issues there but act like the Taliban is a reasonable partner. And when you have when you have a Arab a media talking about how this is a victory for the Taliban For all the other blood sweat and tears that have been spent To me it's it's horrific Elon by the way the Taliban has to denounce al Qaeda and Terrorism. Right it anyway. I noticed the speed round. I'm sorry he hit on a topic. Yeah topic here. There's a big traffic jam and help you need to get your vote. Scooter walk like I'm so so I have never. Yeah yeah so I'm not I have not done. I have not done the scooter. Oh these bars you know. I've done some high performance driving. You know I've done some some some quartering at high speeds right Threshold breaking a few times. Because there's so much folks here but yeah it's necessary and last thing. Can we issue out a challenge to president trump and whoever the eventual nominee from the Democratic Party? Whether it'd be sanders or Biden at this point won't they will do across the country and livestream it like you. That would that would be amazing. Owns I'll let water burger. Yeah Yeah so so so so bets. I had talked about doing a congressional cannonball run where where you had to get a and Democrat in the car and you raise from San Antonio to Washington DC. But how amazing would that way better debate? That'd be a way better the debate than any of the debates that would that would decide the presidency Yeah and looking at least at this because everybody gets to choose which vehicle right they get to choose the music right. They get to choose the how they're driving. We pass bills like if say you you have it connected to Congress to. Let's get some bipartisan bills. Through and get it done and as soon as you pass a bill then you move onto the next topic this up some power. I think you know what time of this mark this day down in history beginning to realize you made a mistake in not endorsing me for your seat. What is there so time? No I? Don't think congressman. Thank you so much for joining us. We appreciate it. Hopefully I'll be back soon for sure. Please clap even if you don't agree with somebody politically like it's no secret that. I'm on the other side of aisle from will heard I like coming to DC and talking to people because you get their perspective a little bit more like going in and speak to them in their office and seeing them and how they actually care about the country and they care about their ideals. They're passionate about it and just coming from a different perspective. I think it's something there is something to be said for that you. You see congressman on C. Span. You see you read a press release. You don't get the human aspect of all these individuals and when you get a chance to sit down with them one on one or three on one. It's just a much more humanizing way of getting to know that person and with the two interviews that we did today very specifically with will heard who dated. Somebody would go to the high school that my daughter goes to now. I mean. Obviously it was a long time ago. He's happily married now. But he's from San Antonio and then we went to another one. Who's from Jacksonville dislike? I am same type of careers like went on to join the military went onto join the CIA. It just. It does show you that anyone in America with Mike Waltz. Growing up poor and his mom not having a lot of money and raising them. Basically on his own he went to the and became a green beret. Became lieutenant colonel. Now he's in Congress will her didn't grow up with much either. Now he's a he's a congressman and doing great things you really can rise to the highest level in our society by doing hard work and going out there and getting after it and you have to be a very special person who obviously not everybody can be will hurt her. Mike Waltz but it is refreshing to see people care even if their opinions from yours are different. Yeah and another thing. I'm going to take a slightly different direction here. Every time I come down here I don't know much about government. What's happening down here? I've I've whatever anyway. The first thing that came down here I was like you could just like walk into a representative's office talk to Him and talk to their staff. I was shocked that you can do that. And everybody's like yeah. Everybody knows that that's thing it's been always been a thing to know that. So now I delight and being able to just it's like it's like a box of chocolates. Where every chocolate is a state. And you don't know what's going to be in there and I love just seeing a flag flag seeing state and just opening the door and being like hello and so today I was just opening doors. Some guy named Steve. Excuse me can I help you? Ma'am so I was just opening doors your stuff and seeing because every single officers like the back office where the Congress was not annoying at all nor was long time was drawn out there at all. I would leave them in the hallway. Go into these offices of these representatives. I didn't see if they Republican Democrat. Didn't care all I wanted to see. Was What kind of candy they had on their welcome or snacks in general or General because almost every office has a welcoming once you go through the door to their office and if you visit DC go on in all you have to do is go through security. I thought like Oh you're hungry and you forgot your pointless literally anything. It's like a costco so I up representative will hurt who you just heard on the interview. A big thing of starbursts all whole Bushel skittles. Al Toys very polite and hand sanitizer in these Corona Virus Times. A very nice layout read did point out. There was no red starbursts in the mix. Kind of weird. That's all right. We'll allow it up next. I went into representative Ralph Norman again. No Idea Republican Democrat who knows of South Carolina. Impossible to know with a very fancy K. coverage information very fancy K. Cup trae. That looked like it was on a pineapple of logs. A peanut been. They had literally been that you could pull out those. Just like Texas roadhouse and then later which Republican from South Carolina just to bring it peanuts and eat them. Throw it down on the floor during the interview and then they're like well. It's not food but we also got this big old peach and I was like bringing out. There brought out this giant beach for me to hold my hand. Yeah I have a picture with it and then everyone knows. South Carolina took about ten minutes. They were just okay hostile demand. They were just kind then. I went into new office Representative and my wanting to go in there after you came out. Yeah this was a good one and McLean custer that representative of New Hampshire Chocolate Mousse. You're thinking it's in a bowl. Oh no no no. It's a literal chocolate Mousse with the antlers and everything on a stick a chocolate Mousse on stand. You just crushed.
"vfw" Discussed on Zero Blog Thirty
"Protect that individual and protect that individual's family. There would be times that I knew one of my assets could answer a question but just by him asking some of those questions or trying to put would put him in such dangerous position that you're not GonNa do it right and so so all. The things that you do is built around securing that relationship and making sure that person was was saved so it was it was it was a cool gig. Ingratiate yourself be spoke survival so cute so your cover right so my I was a political officer at the State Department right and I guess what I actually did like. I think I still hold the record for the most State Department cables written by a CIA officer. And so you had your your your day job right And that's just one part of like. Sometimes I would joke and say I think I can say this Jokes like my light. Cia cover. I used to have a business card that And it was literally it was literally the golds the Golden Eagle on the seal. It's almost cards. And just my name will and sometimes oprah like hand that and maybe like the number depending on what I get. 'cause 'cause sometimes guess what rare right if somebody is looking to try to talk to somebody from the CIA. They kind of need to need to know. And you can. You can pick that up so part of when you're all business. New Business already recruited asset. That's where you use street craft right You're trying to find somebody. New like What is the plans and intentions of this organization? You have to find people that have access. And then when you find the person that has access And you start developing them. You try to understand what would be their motivations. Potentially work with you and so it's a long process of basically becoming friends is a is a lot of finesse finesse. And and it's really two different kinds of you know recruiting new spies and handling SP- Existing spies S- actually to two different Methodologies and practice and experience but both of those are equally important shirt somewhat of an imposing figure and blend in a bigger person doesn't matter now it was so it depends right so my my skin complexion. I I I can. I can blend in almost anywhere When I was in Pakistan I wore beard I would use the beard. I would craft beer different in different places because sometimes I may want to look more like an Egyptian and you narrow it down to a point a little bit more cleaner on your cheeks or a little bit bigger and when I was in Afghanistan let it grow up. I grow my hair out in dot product in it. You know Anywhere local clothes and my early was good enough that when I was wearing a shower. Camis had beard. I'd get the locals discounted the bizarre so every everybody. Everybody wanted to come by rugs with me. When when they're the discount there or the ten percent at Lowe's equally equally leave as as good right ten percent lows. It's Pretty. It's pretty good so you obviously dealt with some stressful situations being in Afghanistan. Being outside the wire by yourself. Did you feel like that served you? Well whenever you're in high profile visibility like being involved in the president's impeachment and being able to ask those questions and almost being able to calm your mind because you've been in worse situations my my threshold for stress is is different right because You know if someone is not dying or about to Die Right. I. You'RE NOT GONNA GET. I'm not going to get get worked up right. And so that experience was was absolutely critical You've learned in you. Learn to to look at one of the best things being Congress's what is truth right and that was my job in the agency and part of it was to collect information from many different people and so doing that up here in Washington to understand this and and in the end when you recognize that you know these are some important decisions that have ramifications but having previous you know been involved in high stress environments you have a different perspective and I would watch and I would laugh because during you'd see a lot of the question are so angry and then it would be like all right now. It's will hurt turning black first of all. I WANNA thank you for coming in today. You would take it down what you do for. The country is absolutely invaluable. We appreciate your time today like the the other person sitting there like I look like an ASS A. We'll look what I have learned even if you're trying to get to talk to someone one on one nobody else's watching or whether millions of people are watching on TV. You need to make the other person who's talking to feel comfortable right and this absolutely no reason to i. Think for the theatrics. I'll be honest. I've lost my cool a couple of times just because I felt like I was. I was being lied to. And so that happens but but in the end in those hearings. I'm literally trying to get information and I have five miniature. Ted would be the worst off from school is son of a bitch. My Dad is but also going to do the work beforehand right right and do the research. I've read your transcript from the hearing before right and also if five minutes right so I have five minutes to try to get some enough information for me to make a major decision end so being calm and cool is kind of. I think people appreciate that to be honest so so you mentioned earlier rebuilding the Republican Party for you. What does that look like? So the three largest growing groups of voters communities of Color Suburban Women with a college degree and people under the age of twenty nine the Republican brand with those who groups voters is terrible. And you can go back to to Ronald Reagan in eighty and eighty four and then George H W Bush in. They won the under twenty nine vote by thirty points. When I first read that stat as gotta be wrong they meant to say it's they got thirty kids freedom lane and in so so we have to take a conservative message to to to different communities. And I've been doing that for the last five and a half years. I'm Eagle Pass. The community on the border ninety two percent Latino Ninety seven percent Democrat. First Time I win was a was an afternoon party and everybody was like. Why were you here in literally? Two hundred people asking that question and my answer's 'cause I like a drink beer and eat barbecue to and people were like okay. In the second time I showed up people would shake my hand. Third Time I showed up. People would ask me a question. Four time I showed up. I'd answer it right. And so part of this is discussed engage folks and and ultimately. I'm a Republican. Because I believe the way you saw. Problems is by empowering people not the government. I believe with the way you move people up the economic ladder through free markets not socialism and what I've learned representing the truly fair. Deputy district is is independence and Democrats believe the same things and so so we need people that are willing to talk about those kinds of issues rather than demagogue on on some of these other things in so Finding other folks like that is is is important and I think it goes back to the way you know the the the United States of America. We're we're facing some generational defining challenges and the only way we're going to solve. These challenges is by doing it together. This concept of unified government where you had to have the same party and the Presidency the Senate and the House that this is really this notion as premier for the nineteen years. You can't solve problems that way because you may only have that for two years and the next year someone's GonNa try to dismantle everything done so you have to do things and solve problems together and we have to do that now because we are in a race. We are an geopolitical struggle with China. And we have to get our act together and that requires folks up here in Washington. Dc that want us all even when you have the all three branches of the government on the same side. We saw it with Obama and we saw with President trump. You still don't get the things done that you want to. And there's really no excuse at that point so if you look at Obama one signature thing done when he had the entire government. That was a obamacare big deal. Don't give me a significant.
"vfw" Discussed on Zero Blog Thirty
"Veterans issues in the importance of vendor standing mental and behavioral health concerns the PODCAST and it's all Iraqi F Afghanistan War Veterans. Who use their platform to connect with broad audience? Shows live side of being a we have Iran to set our hands and the official seal of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The United States is or they are twenty twenty three by the National Council of Ministration side. Leave Doc Smith. She Kevin Jones Gentle. Well I can't sing at all but I do jazz unions for whatever that's worth good luck. Jackson's marines and jazz peanut butter and Jelly Right. That's given I do have to clarify so thankful wherever wrote that beautiful right up I am not purple heart recipient but I will still accept all your free drinks in the bar afterwards. I still take a lot so please send my. I also want to shout out to all the women in the room. There's so many incredible battery. Want to keep my shoulders back proud of my service when you don't always feel welcome as a woman. Veteran was the other women around me. The women who came before me and service and just went out there and ruined doing amazing things. I see a ton of them in the room tonight and it makes you a little bit taller. So very very grateful. Amazing out there and also to chaps. Komo's to start at zero thirty five years long verbal heart that I was still in the evening so he will also be sending free he after the record. I was a little bit. Lost wasn't quite sure what to do and I found myself working. Where the seventy sixers plant in Philadelphia doing concessions and there's nothing worse than Philadelphian feels like. They've been short on their Cheese Cup. So I've been tough. Spot didn't want to do and chaps down me. He knew that I was fellow marine. He lost his leg and now I have the drought of my dreams. I'm doing my love are of the best parts is that I get to share my military experience and their instable beings but were the best things about Zero Block. Thirty S that we get to share all the funny wonderful wonderful things about it. The friendship One of our favorite topics we asked what smell reminds me most of the military and the answers that we I can't even say some of Air Force officers part of service is the connections and the friendships that you've made and I think that's one of the best things about the VFW as well. I look around the room and I see people who are clearly clearly so close to one another and who loved each other out and we have people a place to do that through their headphones. Just people a place to do that physically and I think that is so important and I hope that our podcast we can talk about it and get people more excited tuna to do both so we are something sponsorships. We will thank you so much. It's truly an honor and everybody thank you so much. Yeah so I had zero idea that I was going to have to give. A speech was not prepared about other people had like notes. They were ready to especially the woman that went before me but I had literally nothing on my mind so I went up there and just word vomited but it was from the heart. I try at the end. I just started. I was like okay. You're talking. I don't know what I was saying kind of blacked out a little bit but yeah it was really really nice and I met afterwards. So many great veterans as like everywhere you turn. The after party is my favorite part. Yeah it just getting to chat people up and here for veterans from Hawaii Montana and all the different states and got invited to go elk hunting and we got invited to go elk hunting and all sorts of things. But that's a big deal all goes into going BELCO. Yeah as we learned. You don't just like go out on a random day and look for an elk. It's a very big process. That's very nice. You got the invite but the best part was just speaking with the women that were there because I think the vfw is. I know for a long time. I felt intimidated to go to one because it was like the feeling when I started golfing a little bit. I was afraid to go to a golf course by myself. I'm new I'm the only woman here I don't know but there was. There was a group of women there and they were wonderful and you know they don't shy away from saying yeah. It's something that it has been working on for a while and it's getting better and better and the one of the ways you can make it better is by joining and getting other women to join instead of shying away from it. These women really embraced it and became leaders in their local. Vfw's and are making a point to be unapologetic in their service. And what they did. And I'm here to my voice matters. You join lifelock joined. Yeah they got me in the ladies garment. Roz Coast Guard veteran super bad ass Trailblazer and all sorts of different ways. On the pot yes. She was awesome. She try well she did. She got she pulled the thing right out of her pocket. She's like here. This is long super easy to sign up and it's just so really excited to have made some great connections and they were just so kind and also the crabcakes our producer brand eight about fifteen of them. And he's like Vince Vaughn and by bad diarrhea Capitol Hill Laura. Anyway let's move on to you round number. Two is something that I never got to do while I was in the Marine Corps. And it's something that I always wanted to do. I did go to the Jungle Warfare Training Center in Okinawa Japan. I never got to do Cobra. Gold which is something that I really regret. I think I would have loved doing it because anything that PITA GETS UPSET. About I want to do is not super into hunting but if pita said you will never hunt. I will go by gun. Just want to spite him. Despite those mother I hate fucking side with chaps. Here the worst. Yeah I L- I like animals by all accounts and their malls chaps dog handler. They go too far in the opposite direction and shame people. If they don't follow their eggs bitch he agreed with them. I think they should leave. Punks Itani Phil alone anyways Cobra. Gold is the yeah. That's what everybody told me after I did that Cobra. Gold is an annual multinational military exercise hosted by the United States Thailand in Thailand. So this ten day exercise has been going on for a long time now and part of it involves serve jungle survival which eight pretty. It's not light and fluffy it's crazy thing pussyfooting around either. They're like getting after and so the photos that come out of that every year every year around this time when they do it all these photos come out in the news of our marines with their mouths wide open with a snake with its head cut off in their drinking snake look like. Riley retailers listeners. Please do not google that Google. I mean it's just them. From Joseph Did slurred Stars and Stripes. Cutting the heads off cobras and pouring. Their blood into the mouths of marines does not sit well with at least two constituencies cobras number one the other. I don't love it and to pita. Peter wrote the Marine Corps Commandant General David. Berger there probably isn't as Burger first of all they probably hate that General Veggie Burger. Yeah they probably do on Wednesday Black Bean. They were objecting. The crude killing of animals during the Cobra. Gold Twenty twenty military exercise the letter from Shalin Gala Pedo. Vp of the international laboratory methods sites that the British newspaper Daily Mail posted a bunch of photos that got them very upset. Seeing these photos marines killed chickens with their bare hands skin and eat live. Geckos consume live Scorpions and tarantulas and decapitate cobras and drink. Their blood was part of the very angry letter sent to Burger. It's a good thing that she doesn't just hang out in a smoke. Pit with Marines. Who literally will eat a Lizard for twenty bucks? Ninety three. Yeah media said anything about you eating anything I'll do it. Don't don't you dare me. Don't you double dare me? But yes they sent this letter The only one that I really have an issue with was sending a letter is the killing a chicken with your bare hands. I feel like that's a little much for your right Chicken Cobra this is my stance my official stance.
"vfw" Discussed on Zero Blog Thirty
"Read One all right so the reason we are in DC this time it's not just because we have the interviews and we love to sit down with congressmen congresswomen. Because they're doing. So many things for the veteran veterans out there in the military and actively being involved one of the most important part for me of having a platform like this is to try to instill a little bit of our ideas and if we can not lobby but if we can say certain things to impressionable. People people who have Are in a position of authority and leadership. I think that helps like the we are the common man and woman voice of the military and we can go and speak to these people. We definitely want to take that on. We got the chance to do that last night whenever we came to the VFW event here in Washington D. C. Where K? You are honored with an award. What was that called? Yeah so what was the VFW annual legislative conference here in DC and it's really unique They've been doing it since. Nineteen forty nine and it gives them the opportunity so leaders from vfw from each state. They all gather here and they get to personally lobby their respective lawmakers so whatever the big deal for veterans is in their state specifically they kind of get to tailor it and go talk to their and kind of pitch them. Hey representative. Here's things. That veterans are really dealing with in your state. How can we help fix it? And then it ends when the commander in chief testifies on Capitol Hill before the House and Senate Veterans Affairs. Kennedy's energy for the VFW VFW. I'm sorry yeah Yes yes But so they get you know kind of have an end of the day in front of these big committees So it ends with a special joint hearing of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs and so they really get to have voice and get to speak so it was really nice at the end. They have this little Gala kind of thing and that was last night and they were kind enough to invite me down for the Lima Charlie loud and clear award for being an influencer and essentially. What they're saying is that you know. Thanks Zero Block thirty. I get to work in supporting a greater understanding of our military veterans through this podcast which is an awesome thing so I got to rub it in chops his face. You created the podcast. I'll take the award Jay. We'll talk about it in that context. Yeah but not only that whenever they introduced Kate. You're going to hear it in a second. But whenever they introduced kate they said Purple Heart recipient from the battle of margin in Afghanistan. Unbelievable Game A. Kate got an additional ward on top of this award because they the people before me were such impressive amazing people right and they have their BIOS Ryan. You're like Oh my God. How impressive and I was like mine is GonNa Sound so stupid but then they say jazz a little Bit Action. Therefore you yeah. How'd that make you feel when you heard purple? Took my breath away for a second. Because what do you do? How do you handle that job? You'll see the clip whenever it comes out the social club but we're both like we both like super awkward. Because I knew I knew in that moment like her first thing that she's going to have to do is correct. The record room people that I am not a privilege because I feel like Oh. Wow Wow did you really take the air out of the room? When you went up there and said that you'll just have to find out what's actually listen to enough to introduce the recipient of issues. The W Lima Charlie Award in the influence division. Kate manion leaving in the midst of completing her college degree with one semester remaining to become one of the viewing proud a United States marine this Banyan a purple heart recipient with injured during her employment to Mars Afghanistan in twenty ten after completing Marine Corps career and wanting to pursue her love for comedy. She worked at the National League playing daily show on comedy central case. Love of writing led her to Barstool sports where they wanted her to join the military podcast. Zero Block thirty. She started out doing social media for the podcast to get her foot in the door. Now she hosts zero thirty with chaps another marine and cons. A former army officer aid prides herself on the fact that while not serving in uniform. She still serves by using her talents with and on the microphone for many readers and listeners. This awarded is extremely important to us because it recognizes an individual group Organization for outstanding work using communication channel disseminating information supporting promoting and advocating a greater understanding of our military veterans and war the undying principles of our American way of life. Please join me. In welcoming the recipient of the twenty twenty vfw leaving Charlie Award or the influence or division eight were so loud and clear award influence or division in Citation Order Today Man Zero Block. Thirty in recognition in grateful appreciation advised media reporting in nationally acclaimed five deaths. Zero Lot heard that is widely.
"vfw" Discussed on Zero Blog Thirty
"It's a Friday edition here on Zero Block thirty. We're in Washington DC and today. We have four rounds in the magazine. Round number one. We're going to a little bit of a recap because we went to a vfw event. Last night where. Kate received an award. We're going to tell you about that. She also had to give an impromptu speech. I was super proud of her because she had to follow somebody. That was in the top fifty of American idol. Who Sang a rousing? Rendition of God bless America. She also followed a congressman who was super motivating Anna senator and then she had to get up there last. I felt bad for her but she crushed it. You're going to hear that round number two pita those baby back bitches are up in arms. Because of an animal that has no arms are wrote him a tongue twister. All right round number two pitas up in arms over an animal that has no arms that our armed forces are eating when they hold it in their arms over their heads to drink their blood. Say That five times fast. No Kate I will not round number thirty. We're going to interview congressman. We'll her he's from my neck of the woods. A Little San Antonio goofing from a guy that was in the CIA. You're GonNa hear about his stories from India and Afghanistan and how he is going to be moving on from Congress after this term is over and finally round number four thick with to see soldiers are strong now according to a new study. And that's great news for the ladies out there who have a little bit of beef. They want the soldiers beef up a little bit. Kate wrote that one. I just want everybody to know today. Part allowed to say fat bitches. Be Strong soldiers. Let's get started with the show is brought to you by which is a to. C's third is what she's the only the most respectful way to say which is what I always do. Whatever I'm saying bitches I'm not using it derogatory. I'm using it as an intern of endearment. That's what I called all my marines whether they be male or female herds off is GonNa love this intro. They're not conservatives. They're going to be fine with it anyway. He's he's there's GonNa be a butcher so anyways they show's brought to you by the Barstool sports store people have been asking for Newsday. Bt GEAR THAT COMES OUT. Today we have the pirate dog that you all love and love so much. He's going to be wearing a little bit of Kevlar he's not going to be holding them like it's. Damn Easter egg basket go to the bar. Sports Store Sergio blog thirty you could see. Our hoodies are short sleeve. Hoodies hats on all kinds of stuff. Just go buy a bunch of gear and say zero. Block thirty cents. You would appreciate that. Let's get started with the show..
US sanctions Chinese oil trader over alleged Iran violations
"Secretary of state Mike Pompeii was attending the annual VFW convention in Orlando Florida secretary of state pumping announced that the US will be imposing sanctions on a Chinese oil trader company for accepting Iranian oil we said all along that any sanctions will indeed be enforced we can't tolerate more money going to the Ayatollah putting American soldiers sailors airmen marines and putting their lives at risk the sanctions are imposed as tensions remain high between the United States and
"vfw" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"On display at Washburn VFW post through the weekend. Local. VFW post refused to give up on bringing a replica of the Vietnam. Veterans Memorial wall in Washington DC to Batavia had requested this wall some years ago, and it came up this year to where it was vailable. Now that replica is on display at the Batavia VFW on south water street until Sunday afternoon. Incoming Batavia post commander j Davis says this will even means a lot to the younger members of his post who were not in Vietnam. For example, was founded nineteen o one and participated in many campaigns chasing Pancho via World War Two Vietnam. The Persian Gulf. So even though there's an age difference. You still look at those people as your brothers and sisters exhibited post eleven ninety seven we'll be lit and guarded for safety twenty four hours a day until the closing ceremony on Sunday. Jennifer, Keiper, NewsRadio on one zero five point nine FM. Love this story. There's now a cocktail based on the legendary Chicago hot dog behind one of the top bars in the world are headed to Chicago for a cocktail convention next week and they're bringing. A uniquely Chicago themed cocktail with them eater. Chicago reports that the creative team behind London's dandelions will host up pop-up cocktail bar at the blind barber in the Fulton market neighborhood and one of the cocktails. They'll be poring something called the Chicago hot dog. Oh NO. It's a mix of whiskey poppy seeds tomato, Grenadine and celery seed soda Jim got us. News Radio on one five point nine FM. Bloomberg business news next WBZ news time, five twenty capital. One knows life. Doesn't alert you about your credit card. Brian. Shorts your energy Bill. One of sixty percent. Stand.
Black Vietnam Veteran Asking for Public Apology from VFW
"A black Vietnam veteran in Texas wants an apology Joe or says he was denied service at two VFW post when he returned home from the war, and that the experiences have stuck with him ever since when learning his story, the VFW apologized with a letter and sent or medallion Rick Butler with the VFW I apologized on behalf of the VFW on how he was treated because again, that's not in line with our core values by the veterans says a personal apology isn't enough because other soldiers need to hear it themselves. Now would like to see it in VFW magazine. And then the soldiers would know what the other soldiers were don't teach other no word yet. If the VFW will
Mahershala Ali Couldn't Wait To Be Part of True Detective's Comeback Energy
"And pit Salata loaded his scripts with philosophical efforts inspired by the rubber chambers collection. The king in yellow now back for third season Pitt lotto has regained his footing in the magic in his pen. This. Time he defies expectations by turning cop drama into a meditation on social isolation. He details the way adult by CS and self interest fail the most vulnerable members of society, it's children. Marcia Ali is remarkable as the embittered antisocial, Wayne Hayes, a Vietnam vet who craves little more than the company of liquor and an empty VFW hall. He and his partner Roland west played by Stephen Dorf, our detectives with the Arkansas state police a white high school student will pursell and his older sister Julie have disappeared in nineteen eighty from their tiny mostly white mostly poor town of west finger Arkansas director, Jeremy sonya's time-line jumps from nineteen eighty to nineteen ninety when the case is reopened to twenty fifteen. When a journalist interviews Hayes about his work Hayes. Meanwhile, struggling to sort out what happened before. For the fog of Alzheimer's permanently. Clouds, his brain. Depicting Hayes, especially as an elderly man waited with regrets is an exercise in restraint eilly pulls it off with a plumb black residents. Don't trust Hayes because he wears a police badge at the precinct his instincts, carry less weight than his white partners. Hayes knows his race limits. His professional progress if fuels the way he pulls away from people which in turn worsens, his prospects for advancement pizzicato understands that the racial dynamics of west finger don't just create divisions. They forced people together to Hayes Mary's the only other middle-class black person in town will pursell high school English teacher Amelia Reardon played with deceptive ease by Carmen jogo. They expertly recreate the instant report that forms between black people who've never met casually chatting about everyday racism, like they're discussing the weather. You know, they're talking about white people. Even if they never say white people from long been teaching about six years all their Westminster. Hey, you say Sarah style from a boss. I'm sorry. Just you know police. I was it here. You know? It's fine. Good really what it is. Here's something then then. Air all poor around here. That's the main thing. What you know me? You know? We're in the hallway or something. They're careful around me, the kinship between Amelia and Hayes could be deeper, but Hayes remains distant Emilia takes an interest in the Priscilla case and her amateur sleuthing turns valuable clues but Hayes too consumed with his own frustrations. Can't appreciate his wife's effort nor her skill. This perhaps is the biggest improvement of the whole series Amelia is nothing like the feebly drawn female characters of the first season. She has real purpose. The first two positions move like molasses on a cold morning. But it soon becomes clear that everyone in west finger, including Hayes, his wife, his partner, and the parents of the missing Priscilla children is starved for connection. Nevertheless, they keep erecting walls to divide themselves from each other in doing. So they repeatedly obstruct the best chances. They have to find out what happened to will. And Julie the production design reinforces west fingers grimness. The town is full of rusted out cars and ramshackle houses and everything exists in a palette of dull Browns and miserable. Grays I've seen five of this season's eight episodes. And the most compelling mystery of true detective is understanding why Hayes has withdrawn from the world around him. It's also about how that withdrawal is a response to larger societal forces including but not limited to racism at this point. I'm wondering can a man who spent decades most comfortable inside his own head for June of connections in time to solve the case taunted him, or will Alzheimer's doom him and the persona children. Forever. Psoriatic McDonald is the culture critic for the undefeated true detective returns to HBO. This Sunday on Mondays fresh air notes from a transplant surgeon, Dr Joshua mez, rich talks about the thrill of implanting, a new organ and changing a patient's life and about some operations that didn't go. So well, his new book is part memoir and part history of organ transplantation. It's called when death becomes life. Hope you can join us. Fresh Air's executive producer is Danny Miller. Our technical director and engineer is Audrey Bentham with additional engineering support from Joyce Lieberman, and Jillian Herzfeld our associate producer for digital media is Molly seavy nesper. Theresa Madden directed today
"vfw" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Billy dads is performing for comedy for a cure to help. Somebody who suffers from muscular dystrophy and Billy dad's calls our show on a regular basis because his wife won't have sex with him late at night. So he calls me it's on December. Seventh from eight pm to midnight, eight PM to midnight number seventh at the Pitman VFW hall. There will be a Chinese auction. It's one of those things I've never asked. I've never asked anybody. What what what is the Chinese auction? What the heck I don't know. What that means? There are things. I don't know what it means. Like when you say, well, you know, that guy really is a hard on for you does that mean he doesn't like me or that. He really likes me always confused about that at the Pitman VFW hall, thirty five bucks a ticket in Pitman, New Jersey, beef and beer and stand up comedy, featuring Caroline as the special guest, and this is to raise money for twenty two year old Twenty-three-year-old who was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy when he was five. And he needs help and our regular a regular guest Arabia. The crawl Billy debts is going to be one of the performers. I'm glad that Billy asked me to announce this because I believe the greatest gift that I can be given by anybody is a request for help. Let me repeat December seventh eight PM and twelve AM to shows at the Pitman VFW and Pittman New Jersey thirty five bucks a ticket to help a young man who was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy when he was five. And now he's twenty three and those challenges are something you, and I never want to deal with Walter Stirling. Welcome to sterling on Sunday, John. Oh, John and China. How are you in China? My friend. How you doing Walter? John. Why can you hear me? Let me try this. Walter. Hello, john. He's fair now. Walter, John, I wonder he met why does it drop out? When I go to answer the phone. There's a mystery for you tons of scientists will work on this. Hi, John in China high. Say happy thanksgiving Walter thankful for your show every every week. It makes me happy on my miserable Monday. So thank you, sir. Well, I have to ask a very egotistical question. Now Johnson's you take the trouble of listening in China, and you call me from China. Tell me please for the sake of our sales Wease, what is the appeal of the show. What do you like about the show? You you you just you. And that's a good thing. I mean, there's no BS there. You're not sucking up to anybody. You're just telling things the way, they are you talk to people that you wouldn't hear any other place except on your show. And I I it just makes it relaxes me. And I appreciate it. So anyway, John, I appreciate I appreciate you would you like to guess, the mystery voice, John. No, I have no clue. Walter. Absolutely not. So great your guest, the happy thanksgiving. Oh..
Winning ticket drawn for $7M McHenry VFW Queen of Hearts jackpot
"The Queen of hearts has finally been chosen after nearly two years of play the Queen of hearts. Drawing at mckenry veterans of foreign wars post, forty six hundred finally got a winner. WBZ M's. Bob Roberts is there. The Queen was the fourth of seven possible tickets to be drawn. It was hidden behind the number twenty five there were quite a few people in the audience who had the twenty-five but not the winning ticket such as Paul valiant auto did. And my number was twenty five, unfortunately. My car, but it was my number. Why did I ever since the beginning? Now, the winter is a woman by the name of Lori s that's L O R I last initial s she had a white ticket. Now when that person comes forward, she gets a seven million eighty eight thousand dollar jackpot. There's going to be a three month break before the game resumes with a much smaller jackpot by that time. They hope to take some of the profits from the Queen of hearts raffle and put them toward a lot of needed improvements here at post forty six hundred and a number of programs to help area, a veterans of foreign
"vfw" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Always a great place to find every sort of resource a veteran would need, and we know because we are. That's ourselves this hour, we'll speak to a veteran who joined the VFW while living in France, and eventually became a VFW post commander in Paris actually had already been in France for several years had no idea that was w presence in Europe at all and discovered. There's actually a huge presence. We'll talk to an army Intel vet who's passionate about history and fill and has actually joined those two things together in his post military career. Kurt soldiers in my mind as well. Try to keep the memory and the service of our soldiers. In bringing them back to life and color and high definition and recreation. If you get out of the military and are looking for some commodity. You've got a very good chance of finding a local veterans service organization. A stone's throw away. In fact, there are about sixty five hundred veterans of foreign wars posts alone. Of course, if you're living in Texas, Ohio or anywhere in the continental US, you'll be able to find a VFW post nearby. But what about those vets who decide to live elsewhere when they get out? Maybe they fell in love with someone at their last duty station, or they're pursuing a government job or degree that takes them out of the country. Turns out there are posts available to them to as the VFW's new associate director of national legislative services, Christina Keenan found out a few years ago while she was living overseas. I transferred several different times trying to find sort of the right college for me. And I ended up landing in Paris, France at the American University of Paris and finding that international kind of education and the student body being something that I really liked especially after being in Bosnia working with NATO troops leading European forces. And just sort of you know, it was sort of a continuation of that really interesting international environment that I really liked when I was deployed. What's it like being not only an American student overseas? But an American student who people that you're studying with might find out is also a veteran of the mill. Terry was interesting overall experience. It was very interesting because I I know that I drew upon my experiences in the military when I was started discussing political issues, and international affairs, in my classes, I studied political science. And so my perspective was definitely skewed by my actual on the on the ground experience in post conflict zone. So the discussions were very interesting. I made a comment about, you know, the fall the collapse of Yugoslavia and the imprint that Europeans and Americans had their post war, and I was actually in that class sitting next to a student from Serbia, and you know, as you know, US bomb Syria during the war. So that was that was a very difficult conversation to have. But but also, I think really interesting for the other classmates kind of here know, people who are from these places or an experienced, you know. You know, these situations and try to maneuver those those conversations, of course, talking about your military career transition your college career, when did you come to be part of the VFW what brought you to the organization and did that happen while you were overseas it happened while I was in Paris, France, I lived in Paris for twelve years. And so it was about five years ago that a professor from my university that had studied with was a Vietnam veteran told me about this VFW dinner and invited me to come along veteran. And so I met this whole community of veterans living in Paris. And I actually had already been in France for several years had no idea that was w presence in Europe at all and discovered. There's actually a huge presence. How many members of the VFW post in Paris France are there? So the VFW post impairs has about two hundred and ten members. So it's one of the smaller VFW post, but then you have many many posts. Germany with thousands of members where we have military installations in Germany, and plenty of people who end up staying over there to work as contractors on the base or maybe marrying somebody who lives out in town. They're marrying a German citizen that makes sense. What did you find most of the veterans the VFW members in particular to France? Why were they there was it for work was it for really good cheese? Or you know, what was the reasoning? Well, I mean there there are thousands of Americans that live in Paris. And so the veteran community kind of mimics sort of mirrors actually, the American community there. So their students people who were there with the US embassy. You know, working for different businesses, you know, but some of the older veterans from World War Two era. Kind of came over, and we had one in particular who came over through the Normandy landing landings and ended up staying in France for the last seventy four years while so from World War One and World War Two actually had a significant American veteran presence in Paris, which has very much dwindled in recent years, but parents used to be really a hub for American veterans. What was it like being a younger veteran who was opposed commander of of the F W post? And because it's overseas did the the membership at that post actually, skew younger than in general in the BMW, well when I joined five years ago, I would say I was I was one of the few young members. It was it was mostly Vietnam veterans and a few World War veterans, but you know, very quickly within the within two to three years. A lot of those older members were physically not able to come to meetings or do some of the events and ceremonies that we had. So they were really looking to the the few of younger members to sort of. Pull them into the ranks and pushing them up into different different positions. Which you know, the older members voted on and fully behind. So we can sort of carry the torch into the future, and and actually attend a lot of the really important ceremonies and events that we have in France, you going there for over a decade and seeing it from that perspective. Is this something that you'd recommend other people try if it's available through worker studying whatever the case may be I mean, I had a really wonderful experience living outside the United States. I think it gives you a good perspective is can often get really wrapped up into our own internal politics, and kind of gives you a global understanding what's happening on other countries other places, and is your view of, you know, perceptions about the United States, and that kind of thing as a veteran and being part of VFW post in Europe. I mean, it was fantastic to have that commodity with other veterans that you don't normally see you know, or work with have much contact with. So I think it was even more special being abroad because we really enjoyed that time together. And also just the history in Europe. And in France. Particular where hundreds of thousands of Americans are buried in eleven American cemeteries, and so we can actually do ceremonies physically where battles were fought. And and have that sort of connection to the place. I was stationed overseas for like eight years, I think in five countries there were some negatives. People would be like, oh, you got to live in Sicily. That must have been wonderful was. But remember when you're not there on vacation things are a little bit different stores are not open when you'd like them to be in Italy. Everybody goes on like a four hour nap in the middle of the day repose, though, they call it. What was the biggest drawback? What was the thing that you didn't like about living in France? If you had to pick one problem area. What would it be? Well, I mean by and large Americans tend to complain about the the bureaucracy of living in France. So there's a ton of paperwork that has to be done in order to explain or justify your reason for being there and so year after year had to go and do my resident paperwork, and it's it's. Painful, it's tedious, and but it's very characteristic of living in France is you gotta have a piece of paper, and a stamp a signature for pretty much everything. Then France, we have a lot of strikes transportation strikes, but you sort of offset those things by nearly free healthcare. And I mean, I I can't complain about my six weeks of vacation every year. Did you feel connected to the VFW back? Stateside, did you feel like you guys were part of the organization or did it feel like just kind of a satellite clubhouse where you're off doing your own thing? And nobody was really involved with you when I first joined felt very much like we were isolated. But when I became post commander, I was attending meetings in Germany, which the department of Europe and got to know sort of what the post and the rest of Europe were doing sort of comparing and sharing ideas and things like that. And then I was nominated for the VFW is national women's advisory committee. So I was actually coming to the United States to Washington to meet with other women veterans and really the. Other many other representatives from the organization so I did have that connection later on. To the rest of the organization and just the summer went to my first if w national convention where really got a feel for the organization as a whole when we return we'll have more of our conversation with VFW's, Christina Keenan CBS. I own veterans is back after this. You're celebrating our fourteenth winner..
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"vfw" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"Too is a veteran engineering gutter on a b twenty four bomber all these heroes in one place at the VFW convention in Kansas City with their commander in chief was speaking a commander in chief when spires vastly different opinions here about what he did. What he said while standing next of Ladimir Putin, Finland, Iraq and Bosnia, army veteran, Michael Griffin. The state commander of the Arkansas VFW voted for Donald Trump. When you heard President Trump cast blaming the United States standing next to Putin. How did it make you feel saddened. We've given a lot for this country, and I do not think that our leaders should put those words out. Surprised. Yes. Have you ever had a superior when you served in Iraq or Bosnia cast blame on the United States for anything? Never. Maria. Gafa was the first female VFW state commander in Hawaii. She won't say who she voted for in two thousand sixteen, but shares that observation have you ever had a superior, but blaming on the United States about navy veteran, David hobby, who served in the streets for moves to not vote for President Trump claiming also was not pleased with Mr. Trump's performance in Finland embarrassed. I really did. My president, my presence before would never have set that, but purple heart recipient. John Hoffman, who voted for Donald Trump has a very different feeling. He said, quote, I hold both countries responsible. I think that the United States has been foolish. I think we've all been foolish. I think we're all to blame when you heard him, but blame on the United States as a veteran as a purple heart recipient in front of the Phnom to that trouble you in any way, shape or form. No-shirt doesn't tell me why. I don't think that we are perfect. I think we've made some mistakes. I think part of Vietnam was in a steak World War Two army veteran, Bert. Madison is ninety five years old and quite modest. I'm no hero. I'm survivor. I lost one hundred fifty guys on one mission. I'm just lucky to be snow around talking about it. And when he talks about the job, the president didn't Finland. He sticks by him. I said, a prayer, prayer that I hope this comes into a friendship with Russia because between them and China there our best hope for sure. Survival in this world..
"vfw" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"The Dana show So the president is talking at the. VFW national meeting he also, said he said what did how did? He put it, there was not and, he didn't say, peace, through, strength prepare prepare, prepare? For war right to secure pieces to. Prepare for war Thus, Metallica don't tread on me anyway we? Had to go, along because we were, taking the president, do, I, have time for, any? Headlines anyway have less than a minute We have forty five seconds okay so this is what we're going to do I'm not gonna I'm. Not going to rob you of your quick five, because I also have a story about a thirteen year old that was charged with assault because she spit ball or they he whatever boy spitball of fry through a straw, someone in the woman decided to charge the thirteen. Year old with a salt because someone's a sensitive Sally and also dogs go out of. Their way to help upset owners. Which this is my dogs are the best people and then we're going. To discuss the Toronto mayor who wants to ban all the guns we're going to talk about him we're going to talk about where that house is coming up. On midterms Israel downs a Syrian warplane and the White. House is going to extend twelve billion. In emergency aid to farmers who the reason that they are. Struggling right now one of the reasons is, because of our tax policies So anyway we're. Going to talk about all that more stay with us Have you ever taken your car in for an oil change. Your mechanic find something wrong and surprise your hit with a, huge Bill and what happens when.
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"The area dreaming of becoming rich more than a quarter of a million tickets were sold for the drawing this week for next week the jackpot has ballooned to more than two million dollars the vfw commander tells the northwest herald it could grow to more than four million regime schlesinger newsradio on one of five point nine fm a tshirt shirt that called for the impeachment of president trump has been pulled from walmart's website a t shirt sold online in adult sizes and is one sees for babies reads impeach forty five donald trump is the forty fifth president conservatives rushed to criticize walmart some of even called for a boycott the company responded in a tweet yanking the item off its website saying it was sold by third party on its online open marketplace at not directly by walmart steven portnoy cbs news washington june was a good month for car sales gm which now only reports at sales quarterly had a five percent gain over the second quarter of last year they had very strong sales of pickups and utilities jeep and ram meanwhile pushed fiat chrysler sales up eight percent in june ford sales were up one percent jeff.
"vfw" Discussed on WHCP Community Radio 101.5 FM
"And it's got an article in here about the buddy poppy but he papi's a symbol for memorial for veterans and the legion and the vfw have embraced to buddy poppy as their symbol for honor and remembrance and has article in here about the buddy poppy buddy poppy made famous by a point in flanders fields by colonel john mccrea and the vfw has a buddy poppy contest every year students are required to come in and recite the poem in flanders fields and it's very easy point to recite it's a point about remembering the fallen and another page that i always look forward to it usually a first page i go to when i get to magazines legion and the vfw and has called parting shots because it's usually the last page in there it's a page of jokes and since it's a vf wtma legion they're they're clean jokes it's got little saying here it says smoking will kill you bacon we'll kill you but smoking bacon will cure it oh boy stupid jokes i likes to raise i've heard that cancer cure smoking usually just eventually another joke in here dog went to a job centre and ask for help finding work the man behind the desk was delighted to see his talking dog a talking dog as playing i'll fix you up with a job and no time after a few minutes on the phone he said to the dog and there you go you start at the circus on monday the dog said that's no good for me i'm a plumber at least twenty more jokes on that page there was another one i heard about the dog oh not the fell on the dog that was sitting out in the front yard and he was talking just talked to himself and there's a guy that pass by his yard and he stops come back says excuse me did i hear you.
"vfw" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"To ball traffic center it's going to be a little damp today so there are some snowflakes flying around out there right now depending on where you are and we could see some slick surfaces or just take it easy if you're on your way in but other than that rain at times this afternoon high of forty one rain in in a thunderstorm possible tonight temperature rising overnight so tomorrow's high sixty four with showers or thunderstorms but then the temperature drops again into the forties as a high on wednesday it's twenty six out there right now j more ex news time is six thirty one fears of russian hacking maybe helping to fuel a movement to return to paper ballots in missouri election legislation that's passed the missouri house and is now in senate committee would phase out computer voting in the state philip michaels with the coalition for transparency unsecure elections is a computer networking specialist he contends that even audits can fail to ensure computerized voting systems are recording the proper votes there have been cases where shames exactly like the ones here i've been programmed incorrectly not maliciously but incorrectly and the era has caused elections to let's just say fail michaels has been pushing for a return to penn marked paper ballots for a decade arguing they're more accurate easier to audit protected against hacking and less expensive other election experts stand by computer systems and content they are cost effective and reliable meghan lynch newsradio eleven twenty kmox just like the rest of us military veterans aren't getting any younger that's why tom wilson in charge as commander of the alton vfw post for about a year now is working hard to bring vets from more recent conflicts into the full iraqi and afghanistan without those younger people in vfw and this is nationwide you know we're not gonna survive we need these guys in here wilson is planning a major event linked with the nine eleven anniversary in which veterans of the conflicts in iraq and afghanistan and even first responders will be honored in between now and september he's looking to raise funds for ongoing recruiting efforts and asks anyone from the public who wants to help to contact the.