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Fresh update on "west point" discussed on The Joe Piscopo Morning

The Joe Piscopo Morning

00:49 min | 7 hrs ago

Fresh update on "west point" discussed on The Joe Piscopo Morning

"And no one mentions it in the mainstream media doesn't have the guts, the courage, the objectivity to strength caring they could about the There's no humanitarian field from the mainstream media. They don't care. They just don't care. Bring in the votes and let them run the guns that they're using. To kill people in the streets of America. Let them run the betting all in across the border, my right or wrong. Look at this. Look at this. And so now Governor Abbott in Texas goes okay. We're gonna We're gonna put our foot down here we're gonna have to do with ourselves. We're taking care of things. And then the DOJ sues the governor. Of Texas. Who's so Let's say Susan Rice is running everything you know, Um, President Obama's Hench gal and then let's say Ron claiming Right claim It's the right claiming in the morning you wake you up, You wanna get up and go even So, Ron claiming this guy, you know, they're all they're all Obama people. I don't think we're, uh, that President Obama has anything to do with it. I just don't think he has enough ambitious ambition. Add to do this. Never wait. It was he just he listen, Listen. He looked great. He had swagger. Star power. The Obama family is beautiful. I was tell you that, but Don't think, Michelle. Maybe Michelle baby as the initiative you They are going after tearing down this country. Whoever is running this administration is suing the governor of Texas. Give me a break Time home and you What do you want to get fired up? You listen, Tom, former acting director of the U. S Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency. And this potential Wuhan Wuhan virus spread from immigrants coming from the border, you know, and the fear about border agents health? They don't even consider that Tom fitting as well. We got a good show for you. Thanks to Joseph Bailey, a president of Judicial Watch. And so there's a alleged critical race training in in creating race. You know the critical race theory training at West Point at West Point, they're more concerned in the military. About about teaching this being woke than actually making the military as tough as it has to be. There was a um uh there was a tanker. That was they think a drone attack yet to Iran attacks on oil tanker in with a drone, and it is a it's managed by Israeli owned Zodiac maritime, and that's probably why it happened. It's owned by a Japanese company. So now, of course, America is up in arms. But I ran again here. You know what if if there's no consequences for these Gangsters in the inner cities, and it doesn't no consequences for these gangster regimes like in Iran? No one's going to stop doing anything. Am I Am I right? Gets me crazy. You know this? This is my favorite story. Good morning. Great to have you so much. And you know, I hope you had a good weekend. Hope you had a good weekend. Okay? Get back to the news. So no, This is my favorite. I I saw this over the weekend. I said in the job The EMA American Medical Association. Okay, listen, they're removing sex from birth certificates. They say, they said, requiring it can lead to discrimination and unnecessary burden on individuals whose current gender identity does not align with their designation at birth. Namely when they registered for school of sports adopt, Get married or request personal record. This is the AM a saying, There's no such thing as as sex When you're born. There's no such thing as what you are as a human being. This is scary. How does it get there? How does it get within their Who's what are they getting? What is the government getting there for them to say this? So if your child is it a boy or a girl? Forget that. Forget those review parties. I guess you can't do anything right now, which is probably good because people are just getting hurt by those reveal parties, you know? Is it a boy or a girl? That's nothing. It's a neutral gender human with no sex at all. And it won't be prejudiced against. This is a sickness that you have No one No. One. In America to stand up and lead. We have no leadership. It's go. That's why people when I see people and I was out and about this weekend, and so many people come up to me and say, Joe, Thanks really what you're saying Thanks for speaking the truth again and then they they hold on to please understand how much we appreciate you speaking the truth. On the other hand, you know, there's the way regressive Socialists are trying to tear down the country and that pendulum is going so far Regressive. Lee left. It's got to come back and I tell them like I tell you every morning, it's going to come back. There's no way you could have the American Medical Association not address a covid coming across this. This the CCP virus. Created by in my opinion, the Communists in China. They don't mentioned the aim. It doesn't even mention haven't gone into this. They're allowing people to come across the border yet they're more concerned about removing what sets your baby is. And I'm reading this And this is this is the real deal right here when I'm reading. It's inexcusable and not to mention. Uh, not to mention the Democrats. Do this. This massive infrastructure deal bill that they're going to vote on this week. You know what? They had no one's read it. No one's seen it. I can't tell you what's in it, because you know why? Because they won't give us any information on it. They won't give any information on the infrastructure bill at $1.2 trillion of your money. They won't do it. And and and now I don't understand how they can't even, uh, this how they do politics, But they did the, uh they did Obamacare the same. Exactly. They did Obamacare the exact same way They just jam it down there. Is there News Association, a news group that would just look into this and investigate this. We don't have the wherewithal year. On our radio show. Otherwise, I would put somebody on what really happened. I would do a bit on the show. Let's get to the bottom of it. Or let's really what happened. And then you send a you know a reporter out there, but Well, look, we're lucky we're getting what we got on the air, You know, so I can't ask for anything more. But what?.

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Pentagon Leaders Defend Efforts to Address Racism, Extremism

AP News Radio

01:01 min | Last month

Pentagon Leaders Defend Efforts to Address Racism, Extremism

"The Pentagon's top officer is passionately defending the military's approach to addressing racism and extremism at a house hearing GOP lawmaker said the Pentagon's efforts are causing division and hurting morale with Florida's Michael waltz pointing to a specific west point seminar titled understanding whiteness and white rage joint chiefs chairman mark Milley sees no issue I want to understand what rage and I'm white in an extraordinary response Millie's voice rose as he pushed back against walls and fellow Florida congressman Matt Gaetz I personally find it offensive that we are accusing the United States military general officers are commissioned noncommissioned officers being quote woke Millie says the military must be exposed to unconventional ideas wonder stand what's happening in the country it's tasked with defending I've read miles say tongue I've read I've read Karl Marx I've read Lenin that doesn't make me a communist Sager mag ani Washington

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"west point" Discussed on Ghost Town

Ghost Town

05:43 min | Last month

"west point" Discussed on Ghost Town

"Need those plebes. Jeane dixon or genie dixon. The psychic who became known nationwide for predicting the assassination of jfk. Got it. that's an interesting story on its own. That's very interesting jet sometime. Because i got phone. There was something. Says she claimed that didn't end up happening but there was something i think it was via a phone call from what i remember i could be. Totally rummage made a phone call and was pretty accurate with what happened. I definitely more opinion that it's like every psychic though or it's like the things they get right and you're like oh my god it's real number from one to ten two three four five one ten. Wow i got it right. Nine wrong one was right but this one is a pretty. It's interesting it's definitely interesting. Even coming from me a skeptic. She visited west point to try to spiritually cleanse room. Four seven one four. Her visit was cut short when according to eyewitness accounts her two friends but she was unexplained lifted off the floor thrown from the room and never visited the academy again and there goes the haunting at west point in nineteen seventy two. Wow that is terrifying and interesting. And i wonder post the seventies people still see things or is it just. There's just so much about that specific point in time or what about that. Time made the huntings go up so much is. There is the idea of being haunted contagious mass hysteria tree around it. Yeah and i think the military was like pretty good with whether it was new age haunting paranormal psychics totally on board during that time and through the nineties and just think about what was on tv and movies and and a lot of things being sold and sensationalized that maybe turned out to not be true. But as it's being put out the critical thinking isn't maybe maybe what it is now the amount of information that could be shared. But i think at that point nobody was just debunking these things they weren't debunking lorraine warren or anything like that and they were pretty high still high profile so it makes a lot of sense but i think just takes one then two then he goes from two to one hundred I think you need that second one. I think to make things. Really get ramped up totally. Well i think when you have a culture early a perceived notion that someone saw something somewhere and you're like oh my god that's crazy someone else's something and then people want to see things more open to it. There's more people reporting on it because it feels like it's more of a hot spot. It's like any haunted like we're very familiar with this. Any haunted place a snowball effect of story telling and testimony and it just becomes bigger than maybe it should be in a lot of cases. I think also the area which is located obviously very historic. And if you have ever been to west point or you've been to highland falls. It has a very small village kind of look. If you seem like a stephen king movie. I know the most of those set main. But from what i remember. You might have a similar vibe. So it wasn't time square. Or you know. Hollywood in highland. It was happening in a place that looked and felt. You know those cold winters. The wasn't sun and fun. I think it was just everything was kind.

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"west point" Discussed on Ghost Town

Ghost Town

02:56 min | Last month

"west point" Discussed on Ghost Town

"She haunted that room that the intense emotional distress from some mediums claim that keeps her soul gripped to the world and cannot find peace because of betrayal of her husband and that led to a lot of paranormal activity. In those quarters over the years items thrown turned upside down clock that was frozen for years abruptly chimed and with brought back to life and former tenant said they heard horrendous sounds in the night like someone writing a big wheel across the wooden floor overhead. Which is kind of shining vibe right. Yeah the haunting was so frequent that the they had to seal off the door to the ghost bedroom because people were so terrified but it was reopened in the nineteen fifties. The ghost received her name from the eight year. Old daughter of a class of nineteen sixty graduate they lived there between nineteen seventy one and nineteen seventy five. That's prime prime goes time. Yeah and the little girl in the younger sister lived in the haunted room. Of course the girl walker parents until the night multiple times. They heard her having a conversation with this ghost but after getting into bed to check on her they discovered she was not speaking to anyone. They could see. Wow the little girl was saying. Professors are filthy. Don't trust your mom. Yeah when they parents were like who you're talking to. She said the lady the lady. So let's go to november twenty first nineteen seventy-two there's an unexplained phenomenon here said lieutenant. Colonel patrick dion. Who's the academies information officer. He was described as an unbeliever but eventually he gave in something has happened. We're not gonna be able to explain what it is. He acknowledged that ghosts had become something of a problem. And hundreds of cadets have asked for permission to spend the night in the haunted room because they were like interested or they want that. And there was so much guess. Hubbub is that too risque to say is a two. Yeah you're called out okay. That's not very inter- nobody nobody's getting these studying done. It was very distracting so the latest apparition that happened then after a lecture to west point upperclassmen on haunted houses by ed and lorraine warren you. I should have said something else. Yeah but i was just so happy. That i got that my brain fried and you know they described themselves. Ghost hunters But while plebes or first year men were barred from the lecture. It was the plebes who i saw the apparition. Oh.

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"west point" Discussed on Ghost Town

Ghost Town

04:29 min | Last month

"west point" Discussed on Ghost Town

"Name's ed and lorraine just like. I did this. Nick cage. One time i had a stroke so ed and lorraine warren made their way there. They really got around. I'm just watching the new trailers for the conjuring three and everything's kind of based on them. And and i did it. You know i. I think like a lot of people you do. Your little little deep dives on the legitimacy of them and it's just choose to appreciate the contribution to whatever it is and not try to stick in the mud about it. Not trying to be a cynic. That i am skeptic. Yes but i don't want to be a sin. I think what you can say about them is that they had a very long career together. They use that. They were everywhere. I'm embarrassed that. I forgot their names. Because i've just worked on a show that heavily involved. They're kind of ghost hunting ammo but they really tried to make it. As scientific as you can being private ghost hunters i think so their psychic investigation and essay on lorraine revealed that there were those living in another dimension as she walked around and toward the rooms of quarters one hundred so there were other worldly spirits ghosts apparitions from another dimension. I guess they. I don't know how that works but it's another dimension. Sounds very cool. The superintendent general. William a knowlton lieutenant generals. I don't wanna miss. Miss categorizes rank getting angry comment from his grandson. He detailed his account of their account and he said that their second impressions that you picked up during the investigation included descriptions of spirits and energy present in each room. He wrote them down in a memorandum to librarian requesting them to search west point archives to find evidence that supported her claims. Okay so doing the work. Doing yeah due diligence. Now doubt that then she described a woman who could be the ghost named molly in irish cook. Who served sylvania's from hotel fair. Where i work. That's right and i've i've spent a lot of time in that hotel and thinking back on it. It definitely probably had its haunts. I mean you know. A lot of people stayed in those rooms. A lot of famous presidents seems people. I'm sure some people had to have died. But cook mary to molly typhoid molly. Never mind take it back. The only the only thing that i saw that was really weird. There is that they wanted me to break up a fight. A wedding party fistfight at happened. There and there was blood everywhere. And i'm like no. I was like me i was like i'm breaking up. I'll get paid minimum wage to like get my face pounded in. Yeah no thanks but molly was known to rumpled bed linens and knock wine bottles to the floor in the kitchen. I do that too. And i'm alive..

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"west point" Discussed on Ghost Town

Ghost Town

05:46 min | Last month

"west point" Discussed on Ghost Town

"Upstate. New york about an hour outside of new york city. It's very prestigious. I think it kind of feels to me like it's on par with schools in terms of its reputation and work ethic and culture around it. Guess it goes back. It goes back definitely the civil war i think maybe even the revolutionary war because that part of the hudson valley. Which is where. I grew up. Beautiful has has a long history. With the revolutionary war george washington's lasting can't is near there and i worked at west point at the hotel fair which is a very famous national landmark and hotel. I was a bellboy. Oh yeah aka porter. Everyone's still bellboy. Did you have an something. Fancy fancy was it was. It wasn't a blog. What you'd imagine a hat. I did not have a hat. It was no hat. But i did take the bags of sally struthers from on family. I also met adrian's med from greece to. I knew that name sounded familiar than it. All came back to me. And i remember. I think he may have been doing. Maybe he was doing greece or something in the in the area. I don't know. But i remember telling him that i was like. I've seen greece to more than more times than any other movie. And i was like. I like it better than greece. One he was like he laughed and he was like sort of why. It's new super cool to his amazing. Just i was going to do a solo show about greece two. I'm glad that didn't happen. But it shows you my love for it and greece. Has its own haunts but west. Point in nineteen seventy two and i think what makes this really unique is that it is a no nonsense. Military academy isn't just a wacky bed and breakfast but as we've discussed many times the military and paranormal newly their new stranger to that. Yeah whether was remote viewing or using psychics or whatever. The case may be so. I think they were reminded to the idea of haunting huntings. And if somebody suggested it wasn't immediately brushed off and pull yourself up by your bootstraps type situation. I mean they did happen. But i think they were pretty open to it. Yeah i would west point though. I mean you're learning how to be a you know a person a leader in the military..

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Legendary Duke Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski to Retire After Next Season

News, Traffic and Weather

00:35 sec | 2 months ago

Legendary Duke Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski to Retire After Next Season

"Of the winningest coach in college basketball history, Duke announced Wednesday. Men's basketball head coach Mike she she s key is retiring and next season will be his final year. Junior Alison Spears is sad, but respects his decision. I love Coach K and I think the whole student body does so, but I mean, it's his decision and I respect it. Definitely. I think that's kind of a common consensus as well. Chesky has been coaching basketball for 46 years, first at West Point, and then it Duke since 1980 During that time, he's amassed an NC double a record 1170 wins. Marco Malard

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Caslen Steps Down as Univ. Of South Carolina President Amid Scandal

The Paul Finebaum Show

01:51 min | 2 months ago

Caslen Steps Down as Univ. Of South Carolina President Amid Scandal

"A couple of years ago. South carolina conducted a a rather long search for a replacement to the very respected harris pesticides. Who not only was the president at at usc. But one of the more respected people in the sec. Around intercollegiate athletics. If i remember correctly. And i and i know josh can help me with this There were recommendations. The school The people in charge did not accept them and they ended up hiring a man named cows. One who Was the superintendent at west point lieutenant. General retired lieutenant. General in the army and Josh i don't know if i've got the story right so far but what happens next is is is a Is quite a yarn good afternoon and afternoon. Paul thank you for having me yeah. It's you know it's not simple to some Bob cavin arrived. You know in a messy and controversial way and and he carried that name on consistently for two years they mean it has been You know the the process that got him hired also got the university of south carolina's accreditation reviewed by the overseeing body. That does such things so that's never a good sign. It was an eleven and nine. Vote by the board of trustees so narrow and it's kind of been contentious ever since and the president has not helped himself In the meantime. I mean this are where we are. Now is kinda culmination i mean. He went immediately on on a statewide Media tour after getting the job and it and it back to back stops with local with with state

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Alison Levine: On the Edge

Leadership and Loyalty

02:41 min | 3 months ago

Alison Levine: On the Edge

"Our guest. Today is alison levine. Allison is a history making polar explorer and mountaineer. She served as team captain. The first american women's ever a sec edition and has completed the adventure grand slam which is climbing the highest peaks on every continent and skiing both the north and south pole feet. Which only twenty people in the world have achieved listen. Levin has spent four years as an adjunct professor of the united states military academy where she focuses on topic of leading teams in extreme environments. Currently she says on the board and faculty of leadership development group at west point one of the nation's premier executive leader development programs. She is the author of the new york times bestseller on the edge. Which is a compilation of the lessons. She's learned from climbing the world's highest peaks. She's also the founder of climb high foundation a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of jobless women in uganda training them to work as trekking guides for local mountains. Ladies and gentlemen please put your hands together and help me welcome retired. Deputy minister talk today me for a loop knowing what's bigger thing in there. Well done. Well do the research that was a while ago. Yeah it was back in two thousand and three. But i'll tell you i learned one of the best leadership lessons if i can. Just jump right in with joe. Leadership lessons from working for governor schwarzenegger and it was about treating every member of your team making sure that they know they are important to you as an individual. Not just as somebody in a job function. What i mean by that is For example when it was you know a few days into the campaign and arnold was walking by me in the hallway. And i'm sure you know there's a million people were gonna campaign an old buddy. you know. there's all these people that he's worked all these famous people at a worked in politics for years and years and years. He's political veterans. And i'm you know a a newbie. And he walks by me in the hallway and i work in campaign finance rights. Our jobs to raise the money for the ads spends and things like that and the events and he walks by me and he looked at me and he said Hey how's our mountain climber doing today.

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West Point Expels 8 Cadets Over Cheating Scandal

Bloomberg Daybreak

00:21 sec | 3 months ago

West Point Expels 8 Cadets Over Cheating Scandal

"Point expelled from school yesterday, news outlets reported. The academy has expelled at least eight cadets after it was discovered. The cadets cheated on an exam last year. Majority of the offending cadets were athletes. The school's worst cheating scandal happened in 1976 when over 150 cadets were implicated in cheating on an electrical engineering exam. The lyric meteor showers filling the night

51 West Point Cadets Caught Cheating Must Repeat a Year

Bloomberg Opinion

00:35 sec | 3 months ago

51 West Point Cadets Caught Cheating Must Repeat a Year

"51 West Point cadets will be allowed to return to school. Liz Warner reports of 73 candidates caught up in the U. S military academies worst cheating scandal in decades, Most will now be required to repeat the year Several cadets had already resigned and eight were expelled following last year's incident involving a calculus exam taken remotely due to the pandemic. West point also announcing the end of its willful admission process, which allowed students violating the school's honor code to stay at the academy. By admitting fault and

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West Point Faces Worst Cheating Scandal in Decades

Bloomberg Wall Street Week

00:30 sec | 3 months ago

West Point Faces Worst Cheating Scandal in Decades

"Year. 51 West Point cadets when I'll be going back to school, Liz Warner explains of set Only three candidates caught up in the U. S military academies worst cheating scandal in decades, Most will now be required to repeat the year. Several cadets had already resigned following last year's incident involving a calculus exam taken remotely due to the pandemic West point also announcing the end of its willful admission process, which allowed students violating the school's honor code to stay at the academy by admitting fault. And accepting

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51 West Point Cadets Caught Cheating Must Repeat a Year

Mark Blazor

00:32 sec | 3 months ago

51 West Point Cadets Caught Cheating Must Repeat a Year

"Scott Jennings and 51 West Point, cadets will now be going back to school of 73 candidates caught up in the U. S military academies worst cheating scandal in decades, Most will now be required to repeat the year Several cadets had already resigned and eight were expelled following last year's incident involving a calculus exam taken remotely due to the pandemic. West point also announcing the end of its willful admission process, which allowed students violating the school's honor code to stay at the academy by admitting fault

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The Mysterious Disappearance of Maura Murray

The Investigation Guru

02:05 min | 4 months ago

The Mysterious Disappearance of Maura Murray

"Without further. Ado i present to you. The case of more murray mars early life more was born on may fourth nineteen eighty two in hanson massachusetts. The fourth child of fred and laurie. She had two brothers an older brother. Fred and a younger brother. Kurt and two sisters kathleen and julie. Both older parents divorced when she was six and moved in with her mother. After her parents split she graduated from whitman. Hanson regional high school where. She was a star athlete on the school. Track team an excellent student. She scored a fourteen twenty on her. Sat and was accepted a west point which the united states military academy where she studied chemical engineering for three semesters she was released from west point on an honor violation for stealing five dollars worth of makeup after her dismissal from west point she transferred to the university of massachusetts amherst to study events prior to her disappearance in november of two thousand three free months before her disappearance maura admitted to using stolen credit card to order food from several restaurants. Discharge was dismissed after three months of good behavior on saturday february seventh two thousand and four two days before her disappearance morris. Father fred awry. Am i to take more a car. Shopping and later went to dinner with mara and whatever friends when they were done with dinner more dropped her father office motel room and borrowed his toyota corolla to return to campus to attend dorm party. She arrived at the party at ten thirty. Pm and left at two thirty the following morning at three thirty that morning one day before she disappeared she struck a guardrail on route. Nine in hadley causing nearly ten thousand dollars worth of damage to her father's car. No field sobriety test was conducted so she went to that party and probably got drunk and started driving. Her dad's car ran into a guardrail. One day before she disappeared and cost ten thousand dollars worth of damage to his core. The cops didn't feel the need to do any kind of sobriety test interesting.

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U.S. will defend troops and interests after rocket attack in Iraq, Defense Secretary says

This Week with George Stephanopoulos

05:30 min | 5 months ago

U.S. will defend troops and interests after rocket attack in Iraq, Defense Secretary says

"Understand and respect the reservations that some of you have expressed about having another recently retired general at the head of the department of defense the safety and security of our democracy demands competent civilian control of our armed forces the subordination of military power to the civil. I spent my entire life. Committed to that principle. Retired general. Lloyd austin at his confirmation hearing to become the nation's first black defense secretary now on the job just over six weeks. We sat down to discuss the obstacles facing the military across the middle east the kovin pandemic and extremism within the ranks. But i began by asking him about his transition from army four star general to civilian chief of the armed forces lloyd illustrations years in uniform stretched from the halls of west. Point to the battlefields of iraq. Where i shed a ride out of baghdad with him back in twenty eleven. How does your combat experience your forty one years in uniform guide you now as a civilian leader you certainly come into the position With a great appreciation for the complexities of combat and you also have an appreciation for the impact that combat has not only on the country that you're fighting in but also on the resources of the country set are actually fighting. We wanna lead with diplomacy in every case but if deterrence fails and you must fight you fight to win and so you wanna make sure that that your your troops are properly resource properly trained and focus the right way so that they can not only win but when decisively during his forty one years in the army it was not just combat that tested austin. He broke through many racial barriers. Along the way. I can remember going to a bus station with my mother and looking at the restrooms that were male female in colored. That's kind of how we started. How i started as a child and to rise to To be able to rise to position of secretary of defense in my lifetime is quite incredible. But you have to ask yourself you know why it took so long to have an african american secretary of defense. What we wanna make sure happens going forward is that i am not the last african american secretary of defense that we create those opportunities in our ranks for african americans and hispanics to rise to the very highest ranks in our military and to that end. Battling extremism is high on his agenda. I wanna turn to to january. Sixth more than forty veterans have been arrested from that day. You have asked for one day standdown for everyone to talk about extremism. What are you hearing in terms of extremism in the ranks. I just got an initial brief bag from From our service secretaries on on how they're conducting the stand down they're all going about it in a in a bit of a different way as you would expect great initiative They're all doing great work. They're having some really in depth conversations with their troops on On values on the oath that we took on the importance of unit cohesion. This is not about You know political parties or political political beliefs. This is behavior that can really tear at the fabric of our institution And so we want to make sure that our troops are reminded of of what our values are reminded of the oath that we took coming in and and my belief my strong belief martha is at ninety nine point nine percent of our troops embrace those values and are focused on the right things and are doing the right things each and every day and want him move to iraq. This week we saw a second significant attack with those ten rockets. Do you know who did it. And what kind of responses might we expect. We're still developing the intelligence. They're encouraging the iraqis to move as fast as i can to investigate the incident and they are doing that but you can expect that we will always hold people accountable for their acts. We wanna make sure that Again we understand. Who's responsible for this The message to those that that would carry out such a such an attack. Is that you know. Expect us to do necessary to defend ourselves. We'll strike if that's what we think we need to do. At a time and place of our own choosing we demand the right to protect our troops has iran been given the message that this is not an escalation when we retaliate. iran is Is fully capable of assessing You know the strike and and our activities and draw their own conclusions but what they should draw from. This again is that we're going to defend our troops and are responsible be thoughtful. It will be appropriate. We would hope that they would choose to do the right things

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The Lost Cause Myth: The Civil War and Slavery

The Experiment

04:45 min | 5 months ago

The Lost Cause Myth: The Civil War and Slavery

"High school was ninety nine percent black but we had a white. Ap history teacher. i can't remember her name. I just remember that. She always had a really nice manicure like she had those long nails. In like the most beautiful chris writing but i remember when we got to lake the civil war unit in our american issue class. She was like okay first of all. They're people who we're going to tell you that the civil war had nothing to do with slavery that is a lie. It absolutely had something. Maybe they're gonna talk. They're going to blame it on states rights to blame it on heritage. That is not true absolutely had something to do with slavery. I remember to sitting there being like like like. Why is he talking about. It was decades decades but it was a wild later until i finally heard about this thing called. The loss caused the last. 'cause myth is this idea that the civil war at least from the point of view of the south had nothing to do with slavery that it was about state's rights that southerners were just trying to protect their way of life that they fought honorably and righteously. They were trying to protect their families from this war of northern aggression and that robbie lee who was the head general for the confederate army's was seamus perfect. Gentlemen he didn't even want to fight the civil war in it. Tore him up inside to be doing this. And oh by the way sleigh. Wasn't even that bad. And enslaved people in the south were treated well by their masters and there were loyal to their masters. and that they even fought alongside the confederates. It's a way of buffing and smoothing out all these ugly realities of what slavery actually is into the glossy gone with the wind myth. It's like that's easier to believe right. Yeah that's easier to believe than to think like such horrible horrible. Inhumanity happened right. And you know i've been thinking about the last 'cause lately because on january six we saw confederate flags in the capital in that was truly shocking and then a couple of weeks later i was growing on twitter and i was really struck by this video as we continue our focus on most interesting new books. Cbs navien this guy named ty sidley. He had been in the military for about thirty years. He taught history at west point and he had just retired so we can finally speak his mind in full. And he's talking about how he grew up in the south and had grown up believing in the loss kaz and how robert e lee was his hero until one day he had this revelation that robert e lee was a confederate trader. He was a cruel and someone who believed deeply firmly and really is entire life that human enslavement was the best social system for the south. The result of that work. His new book robert l. e. n. Me and how old was he when he had this revelation. Did you get a sense. He was like forty years old and had a phd in history. So why did you want to talk to so many people like talking about disinformation right now. And whether it's cunanan whether it's believing like the president really won the election you know all these like we're conspiracy theories and we talk about it in this way like it's it's a new thing but you know the loss. 'cause myth is nothing if not like a huge disinformation campaign. And so we've been here before and we also know that it's really hard to have a functioning democracy when like significant portions of the country. Like can't even agree on basic facts and like one of the most basic facts is like. Why did we fight the civil war. And so like if that's the case then like we have to get a lot of people white people to like wake up and just admit. The civil war was fought because of slavery. How did we get white people to dislike. Get on the same page and here was a white person who went through. The problem has done it. Yeah

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S6 E5 - How do I maximize my VA disability benefits? - burst 1

Courage to Fight Again

34:04 min | 5 months ago

S6 E5 - How do I maximize my VA disability benefits? - burst 1

"Hey just a quick before we get things kicked off here. I do want to let you know that. There is some strong language throughout this episode so listener discretion is advised. If there's five step process but there's indefinite general over overarching rules that she must consider but it is very procedural. It's they're not looking at compeer in the wall and analyzing while i'm analyzing the case law even the references to it. They're not opening pay. Everyone welcome to season six episode. Five of we served now. What it on this podcast. I do my very best to answer the questions. That veterans and their families are all ready asking my name is aaron perkins on the host of this show and the founder of courage to fight again an hour parent organization. I'm also the author of resolve. Which is a step by. Step guide for q the veteran to help you rediscover purpose meaning and passion and your post military life. Today's topic when the show is via a disability. What you need to do to submit it and not just what to do with. How do it bright outta appeal it. Should you appeal that well. That work all those things and more in today's show. I had a chance to sit down with a couple of really great guys who have done their homework on this. They do this kind of thing. Every single day. Greg colton and will simmons and we set down and chat or mojos that hour and a half i had to cut out unfortunately a lot of that conversation but the week to that full interview can click on the link in the show notes. And that'll take you to a form review request access to that whole uncut interview. And you could watch that in its entirety video interviewed. Please please take advantage of that. But for now i'm going to get out of the way. Make this intro as short and sweet as possible and let you hear the part of the show. The part of our conversation that i was able to stick into this episode here fleas. Enjoy my conversation with greg. Colton and wilson's check it out. Well i am here today with two honestly powerhouses in this field talking about increasing eight disability benefits. I'm here with gregg golden easy. Us navy veteran. This guy has twenty five twenty five years of sea level experience in financial technology compliance security investigation. All these things he's worked with numerous law firms used his own experience with the va to build something really cool. And i know he's gonna wanna talk about that more on this show but it's very good to have you on the show today greg. I'm also here with will simmons. He's a us army veteran former va founder. And managing attorney at simmons law. And i gotta tell you. I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable. Duo to answer veterans questions about va a disability benefits. So i want to just say to both you guys. Welcome to we serve now. What oh thank you very much Very happy to be here with you. you know my own experience of five years in the navy and thinking i came out and was was everything was great. You know always young. And i was happy in that aitken painted matter a whole lot. You know then. I got my late forties and early fifties and realized yeah does kind of hurt a little. Bit so yeah. I'm happy to be here with you and Look forward to the conversation. Will everybody will simmons Absolutely happy to talk to you today. About incentive Something near and dear to my heart. china passion play for me Having gone from ten percent disabled the a lump sum of less than eight hundred bucks and a holy shit. Now what am i gonna digress. My life to one hundred percent permanent total my law degree and my mba so There are programs out there to better your life and puts you in a position to dramatically. Change your life for the better and happy to talk about that too. That awesome awesome. Well let's start our conversation today guys with the transition out of the military. Maybe greg we can start with you. Tell me a bit more about your own transition story what you did right what you wish. You would have known things like that sure. Well you know when. I got out of those one clive in the military. I went through paramedic school in my last year in the military. So i was busy guy for you know. Fourteen sixteen months in the last days in the military. I was also going to civilian paramedic school. So i didn't sleep in as i got out. I worked as a paramedic and did fine. And then i realized that really didn't make a whole heck of a lot of money for all of the responsibilities that i had and that i wanted to do more but i wasn't quite sure how to do. And if i if. I known then what i know now. I would have in fact on to law school however i was a single parent of a two year old and a five year old and i did that for more than fifteen years and i can assure you that. There's nothing fun about going full time college and also trying to get You know to be a good parent and to provide the income necessary and i had that entrepreneurial spirit and i wanted to grow in in and have a big business that that was bringing the wealth i wanted and building it from my retirement and it just There wasn't a lot of of a maps out there. Do this do this do this do this. And through twenty five years of experience. I figured it out and and we've done well and i'm in. I'm thrilled with my past. The navy taught me so much about responsibility and accountability and and those are certainly tenants to be an entrepreneur. No question about it but there was no road map. There was no getting out of the military. Didn't here's your step plans being successful on your own It was it was really hard. So i'm glad to be your health. Talk about that in the journey Will tell us about you and your journey. It was definitely a different Yeah absolutely so i was. How do i even begin this When i joined the military. I joined in forty days. Forty five days before nine. Eleven and I was an architecture student at the time. Indiana national guard kind of do a my weekend. Warriors thing and In after nine. Eleven i i just couldn't physically sit there and design buildings that we're gonna be used to blow people and caused devastation. I wanted to change that. And so i went active duty and went to school and in sadly my entire time in the military was was spent in school one school to the next and in one of those schools. I got banged up. Injured prior to going getting acceptance to west point from enlisted to the academy so i went to west point for two years while i was there. Got my injury that i sustained during active duty. The kid exacerbated to the point that i could no longer sir and unceremoniously. I went home with a ten percent disability. Seven seven hundred eighty bucks or something like that. Night came from west point to sit on my parents. Couch i legitimately want to move. I didn't even know your podcast existed until last week but eyesight. Now what what the heck am i gonna do the rest of my life. I had zero idea. I went from the premier leadership institute in the world to not knowing. I didn't know what the heck did so I decided that applied at schools Just just keep the ball moving and Quickly went to indiana university. Got into the business. School in really just fell in love with entrepreneurship and i let that passion takeover You know my healing process from you. Know both physical and emotional fiercely all of it. I needed to mend myself after coming out of the military. And it's a hell of a won't talk to make that work but Anyway yeah i mean. The transition was man. I don i even describe the transition with it was so unbelievably difficult. It shouldn't need to in needed to be a conversation with a counselor commonality military that said you know. What do you want. do the rest of your life. This is the direction you go and go. Do it can i. It was a lot of soul searching to find. It ought to be honest. But now i've been imagined doing anything else. Couldn't imagine sitting my day any other way when i do and holy shit i get paid for it. I mean oh my god. That's the best. The best thing in the world i completely agree with you will on on that. Come out and you're just in this hot this this song in this hayes in your you have so little direction and even if you had a career counselor to try to talk to you. I don't know if it's just you don't know what you're doing in life because you're so mean you don't stand different concepts yet but man you're just lost wandering out there in and Yeah i grabbed me by accident eck and smack me up a little bit. I do right by sagar i absolutely. I think if there's one thing that i absolutely did right was i I jumped head head on into school and education and building might tool set. Because i wasn't relying solely on the things that i learned in the military to to be jumping off point. I realized i had a heck of a lot of catching up to do. And and that's where the education started for me And obviously i didn't quit. And in fact i found a way to make sure that i didn't have to pay for which was really you know that was. The true transition story was okay. Hang on a second Your bettering yourself. And you're getting somebody else. Pay the bill. This this is something should write a book about Because a lot of that cedeno that hidden. I mean that was one of my biggest struggles was coming out and being twenty five seven a two year old and a five year old that i was literally racing by myself and i was taking eighteen credit hours Getting my degree in biochemistry with minor in english lit. And i you know eighteen credit hours trying to take care to five hundred worked at the same time you know you can get loans and all the rest of it but if you don't have a good nation in what's possible. I had no idea. I was eligible for vote. Rehab you know. When i went i had gi bill and believe it or not. The college never applied the gi bill. I paid for everything out of my own. And even though i was eligible for the gi. Bill is all the time it's really sad is what it comes down to that. We have the capability had had. I recognized what was was there army. And i recognize these benefits. Were there than i could have slowed down and cast in my kids. Now's a roof over their head and not had trying to kill myself to get through it in a short period of time And it would have changed the trajectory of my life. I you know. I watched medical school. Go out the door. Because i couldn't do an internship and be a single parent and i couldn't do medical school and be a single parent. Too young kids had. I had those benefits and recognized that they were available to me. I could have done more. I could've figure things out that's not bad. I mean i. I love where i'm at today but it could have been so much easier. Had i known about all the benefits that are out there. Not just disability. But is as you're talking about. Well the both rehab and the gi bill and things don't get taken advantage of profitable now. I was just gonna say we. We actually just talked about that. I think it was in the last episode about gi bill and how you can leverage it with the Volk rehab well. Vr program now but Leverage that you know those two you know really great benefits to you get further education. Everything i know when i got out You know. I'm sitting in the end of the transition not unit but are transitioning out processing briefings. Right and they're telling us about the va. I knew zero about the. Va except that veterans. Go to the. Va that's really all. I knew about it and they and they told us like. Hey go to the hospital like on post go hospital get your medical records and take him upstairs. Because i had a v. Va office fort hood. They had a. Va office up. Like start for a said okay. Cool and so. I took them and they said okay. Cool we got your medical records like okay to me. It was just another task. I had. I literally had no idea that i was submitting my va. Disability claim audios. Like somebody told me to give you these. I guess this is how i get officially into the va and become a veteran so to speak at someone like your most crucial claim and there you are getting pushed by the system through their said that you're not on purpose fan. That was done on purpose for years and years. And call me a conspiracy theorist or whatever but the truth of the matter is this is mon mon Insurance company pan out benefits and they've got an minimize this as much as far as sharing and you know the the the the hard part was to that by the time i did my first what do you call that first. Compensation exam with the with the doctor or the nurse practitioner. Whatever she was I'm still in tough guy mode. I'm still like yeah. Her s- i'm good. I can you know. I'm sure i can just suck it up for a little while. I didn't realize it's supposed to go there and just be blatantly. Honest like holy crap. This hurts this hurts. This hurts and i can't do this anymore. And i just went. I was like no. This is fine. Do you have anything no. i'm fine. no i'm good. I had no. I d like there was no. There's no plan there's no. There's no one at that point in the transition to to really tell me. Hey this is what you should be doing. This is the level of scrutiny. That they're going to look at your. Va claim with and this is the level of of intensity you need to put to it when you submit it so we can talk about that a little bit like what. What was your guys. Experience with The va disability claims program. I i know with mine drag. Mom i was cormon and i and i was I was one of the supervisors of the ambulance service in and they will. Hospital orlando in the training center training center there and when i sat down out processing with personnel. I still to this day. Remember sitting down at that gray metal desk. And here's somebody that's not much older than me on the other side of the desk in. They're typing out my dvd fourteen. And they're asking me different questions on a checklist and you know how many problems not have any problems you know. Got both of my legs. I got both my arms You know i can hear you talking fine which goes exactly to the point. You're making aaron. And i don't think it was bravado on my side is much as not understanding to transition process and the purpose of the questions being asked as they apply to me in my future not to mention. Let's let's young. Were coming from the military where it's shut the hell up in suck it up. Well it's not only that pervasiveness in the military will absolutely but there's a pervasiveness in the medical side on top of that of we don't go to call unless we are on death's doorstep i had owns and you know i'm i'm urinating blood. I went to the er. I was terrified. I didn't know anything about kidney. Stones about point. I tell you when you look down. Ten o'clock at night and the toilet bowl is you're ready to go to bed. You see bright red blood. You're going to the er right now when they didn't ask me about that as i al processed. I didn't recognize that. The jimmy stones that my kidneys continued to put out than started in the military. Were something that should have been taking care of for in evaluating before on the disability side. And so you know as as a cormon. My knees hurt my back. Hurt dr a are you know my gird. hey dot. Can you write me. Something for this. Ensures tagamet for this there was never any documentation. It was me and my buddy. The doctor who wrote something if i wanted it or b who went to the cabinet and opened up and took out the a hundred older motrin. It took it myself just like i told my fellow shipmates to do or the. You know the marine corps guys that i worked with to do so i mean there was a pervasiveness medicine on top of. What will we say about. The pervasiveness of we have a missions. Do the military. Our mission is to get the dadgum job done. Every single time is not to be standing in sakala. Whine about how this hurts. Don't it well. i'm sorry. I didn't mean now. You know. i think it's for me. I was you know i dealt with something that i deal with. Almost every with almost every veteran client that deal with. It's it's it's a pervasive problem. That every better needs to know you're going to be under compensated for some of your disabilities and you're gonna be overcompensated for some disabilities and when you're coming out of service and you get med boarded for something you know for me. I was hellbent on getting my chest fix chest and backs back rated properly in even though chefs in particular the maximum benefit. I could ever get no matter how hard i tried and no matter what i did was ten percent no matter what so yourself the net absolutely ruined my military career. That is only gonna ever pay me ten percent. I'm sitting. you're banging my head against the wall for at least five years fighting that fight when there was literally nothing i could do. I had to learn the system the right way you gotta do end arounds and connect everything possible to this in order to make sure that your stated appropriately for the actual shit that you're dealing against off that took years to figure out when you don't have somebody holding your hand through the through the that's really true. I mean in my case. I knew the was there that can provides healthcare benefits. But i had a job. I had healthcare benefits. I didn't mean to be a and i correctly and incorrectly depending on how you look at it. I wanted that benefit to be more available my fellow brethren who actually needed it and couldn't make it private healthcare good private healthcare because the. Va does a as much as they get. Beaten up in the news over. they do. Try very hard. You've healthcare Chewed the veterans other. They can't do better but it's not because they're trying to do that. And so i wanted that that benefit of healthcare to be availed more available. My brother and i never looked into. It wasn't until we want to buy a house and property. You're in texas the realtor said. So what's your your disability rating. And which i giggled including talking about and she goes well with your own. You won't have a fun in fee in taxes. You will either of your property taxes reduced or abated completely if you have disability and i said i don't have any disability. I have both my legs and lower. Did she said idiot. I've known you long time. And i know your kidney stone started in service. I know you're back. Problems started from when you were. Emc girl medic in the military in the military. How can you not have this ability rating. And i wasn't out looking for the money. I was making okay money so i never went searching for those benefits and you know that makes that much more difficult woken. Tell you when you're now twenty. Five years ho service. And the g jared processes are really starting to kick in that began in the military to then through this this connection. It would be much easier on him and i if we get the veteran. Who's diagnosed in service with my backers a bit. You know. I have a strain. I have whatever that turns into severe Disabling degenerative disk disease or herniation in those sorts of things. It'd be so much easier if those that are ins new on the way out. I need a copy of my medical records. I need diagnosis in the military. I need imaging. Studies are is cat. Scans whatever to show this. Something started in the military. Because we can tie that together much more easily absolutely and i think with the be. Dd program the benefits Direct delivery program that the provides This new system. I'm helping quite a bit of Servicemembers transition out of the military the contact meteorology and they want help going through their initial claim. You know it's something that You know you can't charge for it's a you know it's a. It's a pro bono thing but the end of the day were taken bets. Soldiers vets who are transitioning out on their first you know their initial claim walking out of the room with a ninety percent. Walk on service. Now we're sitting here fighting on. You know that most important ten percent on the backside to get you to the hundred percent but we're a heck of a lot closer than that thirty percent of the twenty percent that you're getting when you're walking out of there like a hero like you and i are all of us did back at our generation you know there's various services connection is an art. It is not a science. It is an art all day long you. There are ways to stack disabilities on top of each other to maximize your coins. And if you do not know what you are doing you are doing it wrong here. What it takes strength or something. We said to will as a process that that is like everything else that all veterans doing the military. There's a procedure. Here's your procedure. One five and the average veteran doesn't understand it is a legal process. There are statutes. The congress is there are regulations that implement those statues that the va is put out is a legal process and it involves medicine so it's a combination of the legal side in the medical side and the average joe out there doesn't understand the law at that level and doesn't understand medicine at that level to connect all of this stuff together both legally and medically right and so let's dive into the details a little bit of that initial. Va disparity claim you know. Will you talk about it. Being an art and greg you talked about it being a legal proceeding. Is there even a three step. Five step nine step seventeen step process. That veterans can look at and say. Okay here's what i need to do. And here's how. I need to submit that claim. I don't know if there's a five step process but there's definite general over overarching rules that you must consider and And i think most important if i could say This is your kids Number one takeaway take notes Holy shit do. Not shotgun approach your. Va clays do not claim. Every single fingernail do not claim every single to- fungus. It's not gonna get you paid number one and number two. It's going to paint you in a corner so bad no attorney can get you out of just because you have dirty your file. You're talking about non attorneys who are adjudicating legal cases. These people do not practice law. They are practicing what they feel in. Our job is to show what disability looks like as plainly as possible so that we can either capitalize on that person's Motive to assist the veteran or To somehow paint over bad in a file because you absolutely are are leaving a trail of tears when you are claiming a shotgun approach to your to your veterans claims Number step is only claimed things that you are legally entitled to claim so it's going to require a little bit of research on your part to know what you're entitled to but that's that's my claim to everybody number one only clean things that you're entitled Because once you start claiming things that you're not entitled to the most important thing that you can not lose that you just gave away is your a benefit of the doubt that fifty percent and when it's as least as likely as not it's you're full of shit and you're claiming everything under the sun You just lost your fifty percent when it comes to the thing that's going to get you hundred percent. Yeah i think all take off on that in a little bit of of education. The vast majority of raiders as will can tell you are veterans. They want to help their fellow veterans. That's why they get that job. However the vast majority are not attorneys and just like we were talking about procedures few minutes ago. That's what they do. They have a manual called the young twenty one one and it is a procedure manual. They claim they step through the procedures. Won- jews hyperlink year like there for five six hyperlink there is. I wish it was. It's not to say there isn't some feeling in it. I mean there there is they are the trier of fact they get to be the arbitrator in adjudicate the claim but they do get that interpretation on their side in trying to decide. What's right and what's wrong is disconnected is not but it is very procedural. It's they're not looking at line compeer in the law analyzing walleye analyzing the case law even the references to it. They're not opening. No they are now providing a claim. You know it's transitioning to the other point. He made a providing claims that are not shotgun that you're entitled to. What does that mean rethinks. You have a current diagnosis. You have continuity of your condition meaning you. didn't you know. Get a bruise in boot camp. In your thirty years later. Trying to to say i have a problem. You have to be able to document the progression so he is a little bit different than degenerative disk disease that you may have had back pain and service but it didn't really degenerate until a certain point but then it kept getting worse and worse document how it kept getting worse and worse documented in a law whether it's a blood pressure log a headache log of that in law document the continuity of that condition and the third component of that is the next service. How did that. How did service relate to your claim. It didn't have to 'cause it. You could had a car accident while you were stationed florida. That caused an injury service. Puts you in florida. Therefore that disability the you weren't combat got shot and you got that disability but it's still considered service connected because the military had you stationed there so it's not causation. Its relation to. But if you don't have continuity veterans lose every time is you know. Oh i had this. Bigger hangnail. And i had this. This shotgun approach. Yes but that's not a chronic condition. It's a one time edition. Thank you so much will and greg and has been so great heavy on the show. This has been absolutely amazing. we will share some next steps with our audience in the show notes as we don't have time to cover today but this has been so so great guys. I cannot wait to publish this here in just a few days once we get through the very long process. Now because we've been on here for almost an hour and a half. Oh man what get through this very low process of you know post producing this but This has been really great. I know i've learned a lot. No doubt our listeners have learned a lot. Thank you guys so much for coming on the show really really enjoyed having you absolutely are i would not try and in a motor selves doll. But there's more information both in blogs articles that are on our websites on the im l. a. r. dot com their blogs articles about all his unstuffy also webinars that the media von normal basis. That has a lot of money on and join this martin. I'm ask questions where you're to help end. Try and elton's many veterans hand and your minds and you'll get them guys. Make yourselves better absolutely. I wish i wish. I got a website to promote them in the middle of fixing it right now so Sadly i've got a lotta latin or the we're working on that Were growing like crazy. This last year and a half. It's been unbelievable in worth To do a little self promotion where we're entirely. We're all veteran. were were all disabled vets. For all young where he's All worked on the inside. Su know how all the systems work so there we'd and accurately communicate with the that's how we run a different off practice than everybody else who's We what these guys who they're fighting against and there's a alive easier way that i hope you've enjoyed this segment of the interview. Now to listen to the full interview click on the lincoln the show notes fill out that form and we will email that link directly to you again until next time. Thanks for listening. We served now. What is a production of courage to fight again.

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S6 E5 - How do I maximize my VA disability benefits? - burst 1

Courage to Fight Again

34:04 min | 5 months ago

S6 E5 - How do I maximize my VA disability benefits? - burst 1

"Hey just a quick before we get things kicked off here. I do want to let you know that. There is some strong language throughout this episode so listener discretion is advised. If there's five step process but there's indefinite general over overarching rules that she must consider but it is very procedural. It's they're not looking at compeer in the wall and analyzing while i'm analyzing the case law even the references to it. They're not opening pay. Everyone welcome to season six episode. Five of we served now. What it on this podcast. I do my very best to answer the questions. That veterans and their families are all ready asking my name is aaron perkins on the host of this show and the founder of courage to fight again an hour parent organization. I'm also the author of resolve. Which is a step by. Step guide for q the veteran to help you rediscover purpose meaning and passion and your post military life. Today's topic when the show is via a disability. What you need to do to submit it and not just what to do with. How do it bright outta appeal it. Should you appeal that well. That work all those things and more in today's show. I had a chance to sit down with a couple of really great guys who have done their homework on this. They do this kind of thing. Every single day. Greg colton and will simmons and we set down and chat or mojos that hour and a half i had to cut out unfortunately a lot of that conversation but the week to that full interview can click on the link in the show notes. And that'll take you to a form review request access to that whole uncut interview. And you could watch that in its entirety video interviewed. Please please take advantage of that. But for now i'm going to get out of the way. Make this intro as short and sweet as possible and let you hear the part of the show. The part of our conversation that i was able to stick into this episode here fleas. Enjoy my conversation with greg. Colton and wilson's check it out. Well i am here today with two honestly powerhouses in this field talking about increasing eight disability benefits. I'm here with gregg golden easy. Us navy veteran. This guy has twenty five twenty five years of sea level experience in financial technology compliance security investigation. All these things he's worked with numerous law firms used his own experience with the va to build something really cool. And i know he's gonna wanna talk about that more on this show but it's very good to have you on the show today greg. I'm also here with will simmons. He's a us army veteran former va founder. And managing attorney at simmons law. And i gotta tell you. I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable. Duo to answer veterans questions about va a disability benefits. So i want to just say to both you guys. Welcome to we serve now. What oh thank you very much Very happy to be here with you. you know my own experience of five years in the navy and thinking i came out and was was everything was great. You know always young. And i was happy in that aitken painted matter a whole lot. You know then. I got my late forties and early fifties and realized yeah does kind of hurt a little. Bit so yeah. I'm happy to be here with you and Look forward to the conversation. Will everybody will simmons Absolutely happy to talk to you today. About incentive Something near and dear to my heart. china passion play for me Having gone from ten percent disabled the a lump sum of less than eight hundred bucks and a holy shit. Now what am i gonna digress. My life to one hundred percent permanent total my law degree and my mba so There are programs out there to better your life and puts you in a position to dramatically. Change your life for the better and happy to talk about that too. That awesome awesome. Well let's start our conversation today guys with the transition out of the military. Maybe greg we can start with you. Tell me a bit more about your own transition story what you did right what you wish. You would have known things like that sure. Well you know when. I got out of those one clive in the military. I went through paramedic school in my last year in the military. So i was busy guy for you know. Fourteen sixteen months in the last days in the military. I was also going to civilian paramedic school. So i didn't sleep in as i got out. I worked as a paramedic and did fine. And then i realized that really didn't make a whole heck of a lot of money for all of the responsibilities that i had and that i wanted to do more but i wasn't quite sure how to do. And if i if. I known then what i know now. I would have in fact on to law school however i was a single parent of a two year old and a five year old and i did that for more than fifteen years and i can assure you that. There's nothing fun about going full time college and also trying to get You know to be a good parent and to provide the income necessary and i had that entrepreneurial spirit and i wanted to grow in in and have a big business that that was bringing the wealth i wanted and building it from my retirement and it just There wasn't a lot of of a maps out there. Do this do this do this do this. And through twenty five years of experience. I figured it out and and we've done well and i'm in. I'm thrilled with my past. The navy taught me so much about responsibility and accountability and and those are certainly tenants to be an entrepreneur. No question about it but there was no road map. There was no getting out of the military. Didn't here's your step plans being successful on your own It was it was really hard. So i'm glad to be your health. Talk about that in the journey Will tell us about you and your journey. It was definitely a different Yeah absolutely so i was. How do i even begin this When i joined the military. I joined in forty days. Forty five days before nine. Eleven and I was an architecture student at the time. Indiana national guard kind of do a my weekend. Warriors thing and In after nine. Eleven i i just couldn't physically sit there and design buildings that we're gonna be used to blow people and caused devastation. I wanted to change that. And so i went active duty and went to school and in sadly my entire time in the military was was spent in school one school to the next and in one of those schools. I got banged up. Injured prior to going getting acceptance to west point from enlisted to the academy so i went to west point for two years while i was there. Got my injury that i sustained during active duty. The kid exacerbated to the point that i could no longer sir and unceremoniously. I went home with a ten percent disability. Seven seven hundred eighty bucks or something like that. Night came from west point to sit on my parents. Couch i legitimately want to move. I didn't even know your podcast existed until last week but eyesight. Now what what the heck am i gonna do the rest of my life. I had zero idea. I went from the premier leadership institute in the world to not knowing. I didn't know what the heck did so I decided that applied at schools Just just keep the ball moving and Quickly went to indiana university. Got into the business. School in really just fell in love with entrepreneurship and i let that passion takeover You know my healing process from you. Know both physical and emotional fiercely all of it. I needed to mend myself after coming out of the military. And it's a hell of a won't talk to make that work but Anyway yeah i mean. The transition was man. I don i even describe the transition with it was so unbelievably difficult. It shouldn't need to in needed to be a conversation with a counselor commonality military that said you know. What do you want. do the rest of your life. This is the direction you go and go. Do it can i. It was a lot of soul searching to find. It ought to be honest. But now i've been imagined doing anything else. Couldn't imagine sitting my day any other way when i do and holy shit i get paid for it. I mean oh my god. That's the best. The best thing in the world i completely agree with you will on on that. Come out and you're just in this hot this this song in this hayes in your you have so little direction and even if you had a career counselor to try to talk to you. I don't know if it's just you don't know what you're doing in life because you're so mean you don't stand different concepts yet but man you're just lost wandering out there in and Yeah i grabbed me by accident eck and smack me up a little bit. I do right by sagar i absolutely. I think if there's one thing that i absolutely did right was i I jumped head head on into school and education and building might tool set. Because i wasn't relying solely on the things that i learned in the military to to be jumping off point. I realized i had a heck of a lot of catching up to do. And and that's where the education started for me And obviously i didn't quit. And in fact i found a way to make sure that i didn't have to pay for which was really you know that was. The true transition story was okay. Hang on a second Your bettering yourself. And you're getting somebody else. Pay the bill. This this is something should write a book about Because a lot of that cedeno that hidden. I mean that was one of my biggest struggles was coming out and being twenty five seven a two year old and a five year old that i was literally racing by myself and i was taking eighteen credit hours Getting my degree in biochemistry with minor in english lit. And i you know eighteen credit hours trying to take care to five hundred worked at the same time you know you can get loans and all the rest of it but if you don't have a good nation in what's possible. I had no idea. I was eligible for vote. Rehab you know. When i went i had gi bill and believe it or not. The college never applied the gi bill. I paid for everything out of my own. And even though i was eligible for the gi. Bill is all the time it's really sad is what it comes down to that. We have the capability had had. I recognized what was was there army. And i recognize these benefits. Were there than i could have slowed down and cast in my kids. Now's a roof over their head and not had trying to kill myself to get through it in a short period of time And it would have changed the trajectory of my life. I you know. I watched medical school. Go out the door. Because i couldn't do an internship and be a single parent and i couldn't do medical school and be a single parent. Too young kids had. I had those benefits and recognized that they were available to me. I could have done more. I could've figure things out that's not bad. I mean i. I love where i'm at today but it could have been so much easier. Had i known about all the benefits that are out there. Not just disability. But is as you're talking about. Well the both rehab and the gi bill and things don't get taken advantage of profitable now. I was just gonna say we. We actually just talked about that. I think it was in the last episode about gi bill and how you can leverage it with the Volk rehab well. Vr program now but Leverage that you know those two you know really great benefits to you get further education. Everything i know when i got out You know. I'm sitting in the end of the transition not unit but are transitioning out processing briefings. Right and they're telling us about the va. I knew zero about the. Va except that veterans. Go to the. Va that's really all. I knew about it and they and they told us like. Hey go to the hospital like on post go hospital get your medical records and take him upstairs. Because i had a v. Va office fort hood. They had a. Va office up. Like start for a said okay. Cool and so. I took them and they said okay. Cool we got your medical records like okay to me. It was just another task. I had. I literally had no idea that i was submitting my va. Disability claim audios. Like somebody told me to give you these. I guess this is how i get officially into the va and become a veteran so to speak at someone like your most crucial claim and there you are getting pushed by the system through their said that you're not on purpose fan. That was done on purpose for years and years. And call me a conspiracy theorist or whatever but the truth of the matter is this is mon mon Insurance company pan out benefits and they've got an minimize this as much as far as sharing and you know the the the the hard part was to that by the time i did my first what do you call that first. Compensation exam with the with the doctor or the nurse practitioner. Whatever she was I'm still in tough guy mode. I'm still like yeah. Her s- i'm good. I can you know. I'm sure i can just suck it up for a little while. I didn't realize it's supposed to go there and just be blatantly. Honest like holy crap. This hurts this hurts. This hurts and i can't do this anymore. And i just went. I was like no. This is fine. Do you have anything no. i'm fine. no i'm good. I had no. I d like there was no. There's no plan there's no. There's no one at that point in the transition to to really tell me. Hey this is what you should be doing. This is the level of scrutiny. That they're going to look at your. Va claim with and this is the level of of intensity you need to put to it when you submit it so we can talk about that a little bit like what. What was your guys. Experience with The va disability claims program. I i know with mine drag. Mom i was cormon and i and i was I was one of the supervisors of the ambulance service in and they will. Hospital orlando in the training center training center there and when i sat down out processing with personnel. I still to this day. Remember sitting down at that gray metal desk. And here's somebody that's not much older than me on the other side of the desk in. They're typing out my dvd fourteen. And they're asking me different questions on a checklist and you know how many problems not have any problems you know. Got both of my legs. I got both my arms You know i can hear you talking fine which goes exactly to the point. You're making aaron. And i don't think it was bravado on my side is much as not understanding to transition process and the purpose of the questions being asked as they apply to me in my future not to mention. Let's let's young. Were coming from the military where it's shut the hell up in suck it up. Well it's not only that pervasiveness in the military will absolutely but there's a pervasiveness in the medical side on top of that of we don't go to call unless we are on death's doorstep i had owns and you know i'm i'm urinating blood. I went to the er. I was terrified. I didn't know anything about kidney. Stones about point. I tell you when you look down. Ten o'clock at night and the toilet bowl is you're ready to go to bed. You see bright red blood. You're going to the er right now when they didn't ask me about that as i al processed. I didn't recognize that. The jimmy stones that my kidneys continued to put out than started in the military. Were something that should have been taking care of for in evaluating before on the disability side. And so you know as as a cormon. My knees hurt my back. Hurt dr a are you know my gird. hey dot. Can you write me. Something for this. Ensures tagamet for this there was never any documentation. It was me and my buddy. The doctor who wrote something if i wanted it or b who went to the cabinet and opened up and took out the a hundred older motrin. It took it myself just like i told my fellow shipmates to do or the. You know the marine corps guys that i worked with to do so i mean there was a pervasiveness medicine on top of. What will we say about. The pervasiveness of we have a missions. Do the military. Our mission is to get the dadgum job done. Every single time is not to be standing in sakala. Whine about how this hurts. Don't it well. i'm sorry. I didn't mean now. You know. i think it's for me. I was you know i dealt with something that i deal with. Almost every with almost every veteran client that deal with. It's it's it's a pervasive problem. That every better needs to know you're going to be under compensated for some of your disabilities and you're gonna be overcompensated for some disabilities and when you're coming out of service and you get med boarded for something you know for me. I was hellbent on getting my chest fix chest and backs back rated properly in even though chefs in particular the maximum benefit. I could ever get no matter how hard i tried and no matter what i did was ten percent no matter what so yourself the net absolutely ruined my military career. That is only gonna ever pay me ten percent. I'm sitting. you're banging my head against the wall for at least five years fighting that fight when there was literally nothing i could do. I had to learn the system the right way you gotta do end arounds and connect everything possible to this in order to make sure that your stated appropriately for the actual shit that you're dealing against off that took years to figure out when you don't have somebody holding your hand through the through the that's really true. I mean in my case. I knew the was there that can provides healthcare benefits. But i had a job. I had healthcare benefits. I didn't mean to be a and i correctly and incorrectly depending on how you look at it. I wanted that benefit to be more available my fellow brethren who actually needed it and couldn't make it private healthcare good private healthcare because the. Va does a as much as they get. Beaten up in the news over. they do. Try very hard. You've healthcare Chewed the veterans other. They can't do better but it's not because they're trying to do that. And so i wanted that that benefit of healthcare to be availed more available. My brother and i never looked into. It wasn't until we want to buy a house and property. You're in texas the realtor said. So what's your your disability rating. And which i giggled including talking about and she goes well with your own. You won't have a fun in fee in taxes. You will either of your property taxes reduced or abated completely if you have disability and i said i don't have any disability. I have both my legs and lower. Did she said idiot. I've known you long time. And i know your kidney stone started in service. I know you're back. Problems started from when you were. Emc girl medic in the military in the military. How can you not have this ability rating. And i wasn't out looking for the money. I was making okay money so i never went searching for those benefits and you know that makes that much more difficult woken. Tell you when you're now twenty. Five years ho service. And the g jared processes are really starting to kick in that began in the military to then through this this connection. It would be much easier on him and i if we get the veteran. Who's diagnosed in service with my backers a bit. You know. I have a strain. I have whatever that turns into severe Disabling degenerative disk disease or herniation in those sorts of things. It'd be so much easier if those that are ins new on the way out. I need a copy of my medical records. I need diagnosis in the military. I need imaging. Studies are is cat. Scans whatever to show this. Something started in the military. Because we can tie that together much more easily absolutely and i think with the be. Dd program the benefits Direct delivery program that the provides This new system. I'm helping quite a bit of Servicemembers transition out of the military the contact meteorology and they want help going through their initial claim. You know it's something that You know you can't charge for it's a you know it's a. It's a pro bono thing but the end of the day were taken bets. Soldiers vets who are transitioning out on their first you know their initial claim walking out of the room with a ninety percent. Walk on service. Now we're sitting here fighting on. You know that most important ten percent on the backside to get you to the hundred percent but we're a heck of a lot closer than that thirty percent of the twenty percent that you're getting when you're walking out of there like a hero like you and i are all of us did back at our generation you know there's various services connection is an art. It is not a science. It is an art all day long you. There are ways to stack disabilities on top of each other to maximize your coins. And if you do not know what you are doing you are doing it wrong here. What it takes strength or something. We said to will as a process that that is like everything else that all veterans doing the military. There's a procedure. Here's your procedure. One five and the average veteran doesn't understand it is a legal process. There are statutes. The congress is there are regulations that implement those statues that the va is put out is a legal process and it involves medicine so it's a combination of the legal side in the medical side and the average joe out there doesn't understand the law at that level and doesn't understand medicine at that level to connect all of this stuff together both legally and medically right and so let's dive into the details a little bit of that initial. Va disparity claim you know. Will you talk about it. Being an art and greg you talked about it being a legal proceeding. Is there even a three step. Five step nine step seventeen step process. That veterans can look at and say. Okay here's what i need to do. And here's how. I need to submit that claim. I don't know if there's a five step process but there's definite general over overarching rules that you must consider and And i think most important if i could say This is your kids Number one takeaway take notes Holy shit do. Not shotgun approach your. Va clays do not claim. Every single fingernail do not claim every single to- fungus. It's not gonna get you paid number one and number two. It's going to paint you in a corner so bad no attorney can get you out of just because you have dirty your file. You're talking about non attorneys who are adjudicating legal cases. These people do not practice law. They are practicing what they feel in. Our job is to show what disability looks like as plainly as possible so that we can either capitalize on that person's Motive to assist the veteran or To somehow paint over bad in a file because you absolutely are are leaving a trail of tears when you are claiming a shotgun approach to your to your veterans claims Number step is only claimed things that you are legally entitled to claim so it's going to require a little bit of research on your part to know what you're entitled to but that's that's my claim to everybody number one only clean things that you're entitled Because once you start claiming things that you're not entitled to the most important thing that you can not lose that you just gave away is your a benefit of the doubt that fifty percent and when it's as least as likely as not it's you're full of shit and you're claiming everything under the sun You just lost your fifty percent when it comes to the thing that's going to get you hundred percent. Yeah i think all take off on that in a little bit of of education. The vast majority of raiders as will can tell you are veterans. They want to help their fellow veterans. That's why they get that job. However the vast majority are not attorneys and just like we were talking about procedures few minutes ago. That's what they do. They have a manual called the young twenty one one and it is a procedure manual. They claim they step through the procedures. Won- jews hyperlink year like there for five six hyperlink there is. I wish it was. It's not to say there isn't some feeling in it. I mean there there is they are the trier of fact they get to be the arbitrator in adjudicate the claim but they do get that interpretation on their side in trying to decide. What's right and what's wrong is disconnected is not but it is very procedural. It's they're not looking at line compeer in the law analyzing walleye analyzing the case law even the references to it. They're not opening. No they are now providing a claim. You know it's transitioning to the other point. He made a providing claims that are not shotgun that you're entitled to. What does that mean rethinks. You have a current diagnosis. You have continuity of your condition meaning you. didn't you know. Get a bruise in boot camp. In your thirty years later. Trying to to say i have a problem. You have to be able to document the progression so he is a little bit different than degenerative disk disease that you may have had back pain and service but it didn't really degenerate until a certain point but then it kept getting worse and worse document how it kept getting worse and worse documented in a law whether it's a blood pressure log a headache log of that in law document the continuity of that condition and the third component of that is the next service. How did that. How did service relate to your claim. It didn't have to 'cause it. You could had a car accident while you were stationed florida. That caused an injury service. Puts you in florida. Therefore that disability the you weren't combat got shot and you got that disability but it's still considered service connected because the military had you stationed there so it's not causation. Its relation to. But if you don't have continuity veterans lose every time is you know. Oh i had this. Bigger hangnail. And i had this. This shotgun approach. Yes but that's not a chronic condition. It's a one time edition. Thank you so much will and greg and has been so great heavy on the show. This has been absolutely amazing. we will share some next steps with our audience in the show notes as we don't have time to cover today but this has been so so great guys. I cannot wait to publish this here in just a few days once we get through the very long process. Now because we've been on here for almost an hour and a half. Oh man what get through this very low process of you know post producing this but This has been really great. I know i've learned a lot. No doubt our listeners have learned a lot. Thank you guys so much for coming on the show really really enjoyed having you absolutely are i would not try and in a motor selves doll. But there's more information both in blogs articles that are on our websites on the im l. a. r. dot com their blogs articles about all his unstuffy also webinars that the media von normal basis. That has a lot of money on and join this martin. I'm ask questions where you're to help end. Try and elton's many veterans hand and your minds and you'll get them guys. Make yourselves better absolutely. I wish i wish. I got a website to promote them in the middle of fixing it right now so Sadly i've got a lotta latin or the we're working on that Were growing like crazy. This last year and a half. It's been unbelievable in worth To do a little self promotion where we're entirely. We're all veteran. were were all disabled vets. For all young where he's All worked on the inside. Su know how all the systems work so there we'd and accurately communicate with the that's how we run a different off practice than everybody else who's We what these guys who they're fighting against and there's a alive easier way that i hope you've enjoyed this segment of the interview. Now to listen to the full interview click on the lincoln the show notes fill out that form and we will email that link directly to you again until next time. Thanks for listening. We served now. What is a production of courage to fight again.

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Apple and Hyundai-Kia pushing toward deal on Apple Car

Squawk Pod

03:32 min | 6 months ago

Apple and Hyundai-Kia pushing toward deal on Apple Car

"Apple close to finalizing a deal with the honda kia to manufacture an apple branded self driving electric car. Wanna get straight to the man who has the news With exclusive details the lebow fill great reporter andrew it yes it would be an understatement to say that this would be huge early for the auto industry but also for apple when you look at what is possible here the multiple sources who tell me that they are working towards a deal all make it clear that these are talks that have been going on for some time and that they are moving towards a deal now whether or not it gets finalized that remains to be seen. They're keying in on production at the key plant in west point georgia. That's about ninety miles. Southwest of atlanta. It would be autonomous electric vehicle scheduled for release in twenty twenty four. But the people i talk with say look that could get pushed back to twenty twenty five twenty twenty four. They're going to have to start making steps fairly quickly if they're gonna meet that timeline and here's the most important part. It would have apple hardware and software in other words. This would be an apple car. This would not be apple software underneath a key a model. This would be an apple car. They're keenly focused on making sure that the user experience by the way it fits in with the apple ecosystem. That's a big part of this. The georgia plant by the way. It does have capacity available. And there is the key escape. Skateboard hyundai kia has an ev skateboard. But basically think about that as the platform underneath the vehicle it can be adapted depending on what the top hat of the vehicle would be that could be utilized by apple as they're working on this apple car. We reached out to apple yesterday. It declined to comment on this report or the questions we had for them. We also reached out to hyundai kia hyundai kia. Spokesperson declined to comment on the questions that we put to them regarding finalizing deal with apple one other stock or a couple of others. I wanna focus on here general motors. Why take a look at general motors. Well clearly if apple does develop an apple car and gets into this ecosystem with let's say a vehicle that is for robo taxis or for package delivery firms. Eventually it would also be a vehicle that perhaps or their vehicles that perhaps people would buy as part of their own personal buying vehicle. I'm going to buy an apple car. What are the implications for general motors. And all of the automaker's. We talked to mary barra about three weeks ago when some of these i reports were first bubbling up and we asked her this specific question. What does it mean if apple gets into this game. Here's what she had to say. I'm probably not the right person to ask what apple's plans are. We consider them to be a formidable competitor. So that's why we're working with all the capability. We have with our technology to go as fast as we can to To really satisfy in delight the customer in our vehicles and create that relationship and just incredible overall ownership experience. And guys i. I'm sure there will be some questions during the analyst called for ceo. Jim farley about the landscape in terms of competition maybe not a specific question on apple getting into the auto business as an automaker but clearly This is a space that is developing quickly and again we have talked with multiple sources who say that apple and hyundai kia. They are moving down the path towards finalizing a deal for production of an apple car in georgia.

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Apple and Hyundai-Kia pushing toward deal on Apple Car to be built outside of Atlanta

Bob Sirott

00:22 sec | 6 months ago

Apple and Hyundai-Kia pushing toward deal on Apple Car to be built outside of Atlanta

"There are reports that Apple is close to finalizing a deal with Hyundai Kia to bring out an apple branded electric car. According to CNBC. The self driving electric vehicle would be built Kia's assembly plant in West Point, Georgia. That's about 80 miles southeast of Atlanta. The Apple car is being developed by a team of Apple scientists and is tentatively scheduled to go into production in 2024.

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Apple and Hyundai-Kia pushing toward deal on Apple Car

CNBC's Fast Money

01:59 min | 6 months ago

Apple and Hyundai-Kia pushing toward deal on Apple Car

"Have confirmed from multiple sources. That apple is in discussions with hyundai kia to build an apple car. If you will it'll be a car that would be designed and developed by apple it will be built potentially at the kia plant in west point georgia that's about ninety miles southwest of atlanta. They have some available capacity there and according to our sources apple and hyundai kia are close to finalizing an agreement. That would have that car built by hyundai kia here. In north america we have reached out to spokespersons for both apple as well as hyundai kia. Both of them declined to comment on this report. But we have it from multiple authorities that this is going down the track. Melissa that apple will be building an apple cart tentatively scheduled for production to start in two thousand twenty four. But all of the sources that we've talked to have said look. This could get pushed back to twenty. Twenty-five nothing is written in stone in terms of. It's actually going to be rolling out at that time but it will be an autonomous electric vehicle. The focus on that last mile which is so critical. Whether it's for roy taxis or package delivery firms in at least initially. That's going to be the focus of this vehicle. Melissa back to you remind me is hyundai. Kia the initial company that was and then the deal was allegedly scrapped. Because they had gone to the press about it and it's okay. Yes but i should also point out busa almost everybody that i've talked with this. Who is familiar with these. Discussions has said. Don't be surprised if apple is also in talks or has had talks with other automakers here an exclusive in terms of hey. This is the only company that we're going to work with and also says the same thing is we've seen this repr- reporting in the past with with apple and then nothing happens so at this point nothing has been finalized but our sources indicate that they do plan on building an apple car here in the us and that they are targeting that kia plant in west point georgia

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Senate confirms Lloyd Austin, making him the nation's first Black defense secretary

On The Edge With Thayrone

00:25 sec | 6 months ago

Senate confirms Lloyd Austin, making him the nation's first Black defense secretary

"Confirmation makes history in nearly 75 years, There's never been a man of color leading the Pentagon. That all changed today. When the U. S. Senate confirmed Lloyd Austin to be the first black secretary of defense in this nation's history, Fox is Lucas Tomlinson, the 67 year old Austin is a crime. Graduate of West Point he retired from the Army is a four star general after serving 41 years, the Senate vote to approve 93 to 2

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Janet Yellen's nomination as first female Treasury secretary clears key Senate hurdle

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

00:40 sec | 6 months ago

Janet Yellen's nomination as first female Treasury secretary clears key Senate hurdle

"Two of the president's nominees winning overwhelming support. Tally of twenty. Six is is that unanimous committee vote setting up janet yellen for senate confirmation votes. Be treasury chief later today meantime the new defense chief is now at the pentagon after being confirmed in a vote of ninety three to two nearly seventy five years. There's never been a man of color leading the pentagon that all change today when the us senate confirmed. Lloyd austin to be the first black secretary of defense in this nation's history the sixty seven year old west point grad an alabama native retired from the military as a four star army general in two thousand sixteen after leading us central command responsible for all combat forces in the middle east. Lucas tomlinson at the pentagon

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"west point" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

05:57 min | 7 months ago

"west point" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"The next problem though. Was that if you want. Even a little further west there was even higher ground. which might be used to threaten fort putnam. So they're the engineers built yet another outpost. This one simply known redoubt number. Four to prevent any attack from there on fort putnam collectively. The forts on the western side of the river became known as west point. The defenders did not simply want to rely on artillery and the natural river bans to deter any naval advances up river to block passage. They constructed a large chain across the river. I've already mentioned the relative lack of success of other chains. this one. The defenders hoped will be different by making it even larger and stronger. The officer in charge of constructing the chain was captain thomas matching. The captain was an english born engineer. Who specialized in metallurgy and canal building in. Seventeen seventy two. His employer had sent him from england to new jersey to inspect a coppermine match an to stay in the colonies and settled in boston. He supported the patriots and obtained a commission in the continental army. He had been working on the hudson river. Defenses since seventeen seventy six and had been responsible for the fort montgomery chain which had proven to be such a disaster even so matching had the most experience in the area and was ready for another try. The new chain would have to span about six hundred yards each lincoln. The chain was made of iron bars. That were more than two inches square thick and weighed over one hundred pounds. Each the total weight of the chain was over a hundred eighty tonnes a fortunately the colonies had a rather large iron industry. At the time the war began the colonies were producing about thirty thousand tonnes of iron each year. Roughly fourteen percent of worldwide production so production of the chain went to a local new york forge relationship. Peter townsend now. If you're of a certain age that might make you ask who but no relation the forgeries over thirty miles away. And when asked if he could get the links overland to the fort over poorly marked roads towns and assured them that i can see for miles and two further doubt. He told you better. You bet to that the chain might break like the old one at four montgomery towns and assured them that we won't get fooled again and ask whether his young workers were up to the task. He told them they were talking about my generation at these. Were rough boys and that the kids are alright okay. I'll stop now. I promise the individual links had to be drawn on ox drawn sleds to new windsor up river from west point from there they floated down on rafts and were assembled together.

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"west point" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

03:43 min | 7 months ago

"west point" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"Seventeen seventy seven general washington directed putnam to focus on building river. Obstructions along the hudson river. Although putnam spent part of the winter back home in connecticut. He did focus what he could with his army on building. The new hudson river defenses. The biggest obstacle for putnam. Was that just like the soldiers at valley forge. His men were starving and did not have sufficient clothing blankets and other supplies to work outdoors over the winter. Others however thought that putnam himself was simply not up to the job. New york governor. George clinton wrote to general gates that same month to say that while putnam was certainly brave soldier. He just wasn't up to the task of building river defenses. Remember that back in october. Seventeen seventy seven british general. Sir henry clinton had launched a raid from new york city capturing forts montgomery and clinton on the hudson river putnam had been in charge of the area including those forts at the time in november congress demanded an inquiry into the defense of those forts and wyatt had failed so badly. Washington put off the matter that winter as he was struggling with the difficulties at valley forge and dealing with the conway cabal that threaten his command. The army after about five months though in march seventeen seventy eight washington was able to turn his attention to putnam and begin the congressionally mandated inquiry. He relieved putnam of his command. While the inquiry against him proceeded washington's letter to putnam is almost apologetic. Saying that whether the charges are well. He'll grounded that they must be indulged. It seemed that new yorkers were refusing any support for the project as long as putnam remained in command so to resolve this washington. Put new york. General alexander mcdougall in command of the region. The court of inquiry would eventually absolve putting of any failures of command. It found that the loss of the fort's was the result of a lack of manpower. Mostly because almost all available soldiers had been sent to support general gates's army at saratoga. At the time of clinton's attack despite the acquittal putnam did not regain his commanded new york instead washington requested. That putnam go back to his home. State of connecticut to recruit more soldiers for the coming campaign before putnam left command. He had identified several occasions along the hudson river to build defences his successor. General mcdougal took up right. Where putnam left off. The americans looked at the four identified locations along the river where they should build obstructions and established offenses. This of course was not the first attempt to establish and build defenses as early as seventeen seventy five patriots planned for ways to prevent the british fleet from making. Its way up river to the hudson valley from new york city. That was why places like forts. Montgomery clinton and constitution existed along the river in the first place. Patriots had even constructed a chain across the river at fort montgomery and seventeen seventy six in order to block ships. That chain proved to be a disaster when they first deployed the six hundred yard chain across the river. It just broke from the strain of the river current after a repair and a second deployment. It broke again so they up for the winter figuring the ice would do a better job of preventing any boats from sailing up the river..

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"west point" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera

Podcast RadioViajera

06:31 min | 1 year ago

"west point" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera

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"west point" Discussed on AM Joy

AM Joy

05:45 min | 1 year ago

"west point" Discussed on AM Joy

"You graduate as one class. I knew embodying one noble creed. Duty! Honor. country. Every graduate on this field could have gone to virtually any top ranked university. That you want. You chose to devote your life. To the defensive America. You came to West Point. Because, you know the truth. America is the greatest country in human history. And the United States. Military is the greatest force for peace and justice. The world has ever known. To Survival of America. And the endurance of civilization itself. Depends on the men. And women. Just like each of you! Depends on people who love their country. With all their heart. And Energy and soul. It depends on citizens who build. Sustain. Nurture and defend institutions like this one. That is how societies are made, and how progress is advanced. What has historically made America unique. Is the durability of its institutions against the passions and prejudices of the moment. When Times are turbulent. When the road is rough? What matters most. Is that which is permanent, timeless enduring? And Eternal. It was on this soil that American. Patriots held the most vital fortress. In Our war for independence. It was this school they gave us the men and women. who fought in one a bloody war to extinguish the evil of slavery? Within one lifetime. Of our founding. It was the graduates of West Point? Towering figures like. Macarthur Patton. Eisenhower and Bradley. Who led America to victory. Over the sinister Nazis. And Imperial Fascists. Seventy five years ago. It was under the leadership of West Point graduates. Like the legendary General Matthew Ridgway. That the army. was at the forefront of ending the terrible injustice of segregation. It was army strength that held the line against brutal opposition and depression. From Communism. And it has been thanks to patriots like you that America has climbed to new heights. Of human achievement. And National Endeavor. This is your history. This is the legacy that each of you inherits. It is the legacy purchased? With American blood at the crest of little round top. On the crimson beaches of Normandy. In the freezing mud of best stone. And the dense jungles of Vietnam. It is the legacy of courageous selfless. Faithful Patriots. WHO FOUGHT FOR EVERY INCH OF DIRT? With every ounce of strength. And every last scrap of heart. And drive in Grit. They had. and. They did it because they believed. In the undying principles. OF OUR FOUNDING! They did it because they cherish their homes. Their faith, their family and their flag. And they did it because. When they came to this school. They were taught to hold fast to their love of our country. To cherish your heritage. Learn from it. And build upon it. That is what young Americans are taught here at West Point. That is the legacy that you carry forward a second lieutenants. In the United States Army. And you must never forget it. Through four long years. You have honed your skills trained your mind and body. Overcome every obstacle. And earn your place of pride. In the long gray line. You made it through the rigors of our day. And Beast. And intensity of CLD T and weeks of training. In the blistering heat. We have pushed yourselves far beyond every limit. Imaginable. Some of you of even push the limits a bit too much. So for cadets who have not finished walking off their hours. As commander in chief, I hereby absolve all cadets. On restriction for minor conduct defenses, and that is effective immediately congratulations..

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"west point" Discussed on AM Joy

AM Joy

07:30 min | 1 year ago

"west point" Discussed on AM Joy

"Apologized for his behavior, and moreover went through the history of the military and pledged that the military had to do better on race. It was really an extraordinary moment. Almost unprecedented in the military really asserted those civilian values and those constitutional values that so many politicians unfortunately have failed to do. I. Want everyone to stay with me for a moment I just want to set the scene for viewers. They're seeing live pictures. There of the eleven hundred or so cadets make their way onto the graduating field We should note obviously you can see all of the cadets wearing face masks we also. Have noticed that shares. Relatively apart from one another within social distance guidelines, you could see almost at least six feet apart I want to note a little bit about what the Wall Street Journal described in this moment, which is that trump is set to speak, obviously had a socially distant west point. Commencement to manage health concerns, they ripe. The event has been drastically overhauled. The roughly eleven hundred graduates will be seated six feet apart, as we can see there on our screen and won't shake the president's hand. When they received their diplomas, their families will watch the program moved from a thirty eight thousand seat stadium to a parade field via live video congressman. Ted Lieu from your perspective. I know this. This is such an important day in the life of these cadets, and in the life of the families who have sacrificed so much we'll continue to sacrifice as these young men and women go into the armed forces. Do you think this was a smart decision by West Point to host this ceremony in the middle of a pandemic to provide the backdrop for the president to come and give this speech? Let me first, say that one of the most rewarding job of a member of Congress is to nominate amazing students. Our Asian Service Academies so honored these. Cadets were graduating and honor them for the upcoming service to our nation. In terms of whether there should have been imprisoned graduation at West Point absolutely not they had to bring in all these cadets over one thousand of them. Fifteen of them tested positive for coronavirus they could have gotten infections or from other people where they were traveling. Give it to other people whether they were traveling, they should have followed. The navy and coastguard did and simply ever virtual graduation with a virtual speaker Donald Trump could have given this speech just done virtually. There was no reason to have this empress and graduation and. UNNECESSARY RISKS! I was GONNA say I could be wrong. I don't know of any other graduation taking place in this country in person. As of yet, let me just again. Colonel Jacobs your thoughts as well as I just ask everyone on the table here. Do you think this is a ceremony that should have been held in person? Are you concerned that it is being used as a backdrop for a president who wants to make an important message deliver his message rather against the backdrop of a military setting. Well three things here. First of all the Air Force Academy early last month at graduation, just like this. It doesn't make it right, but they had a graduation just like this, the second thing is. That both the army and west point out of their way to make sure that people did not transmit. They were quarantine. They were checked when they got back to West Point and then they were quarantined again. They were in relatively small groups, and so on, so they done the best they possibly could. In order to make this situation less difficult than it otherwise would be, but there's something to keep in mind. The. The. Superintendent of the United States Military Academy works directly for the Chief of staff of the army. And the Chief of staff of the army through the chain of command works for the president of the United States. And if the president of the United States. Decides that! This is going to happen. Then this is going to happen and the only way to avoid it well. There's no way to avoid the people in the chain of command below the president. Can decide that they're not gonNA. Follow the order and can resign. That didn't happen in this case. Because both the army and the military academy figured that it could reduce through its actions could reduce the thread. Nevertheless? There's no point in having a situation like this solely for the purpose. Of giving the president and opportunity to be in front of the cameras. That's something else entirely, and it raises the question of whether or not. This is actually just an opportunity. A situation in which the military is there to support a political of the president. Jennifer. I got to ask you. How long do you think it'll be? Do you think it will be used in a trump political campaign commercial? This is unfortunately what the president does. He uses the military as a prop. He staged if you recall that July four. Celebration last year. With the jets and the military equipment on the ground, because he thinks of the military as we've said before as his generals, his military I think deep down, he must know that he's a coward that he didn't serve his country when his country called him, and he now makes up for it with this false bravado I would note one thing. That's very interesting. This comes just before the president is about to go back on the road to massive rallies without social distancing without masks. If West Point can do it in a West Point insists that it is. Is for the health, our military. Why would trump allow civilians his supporters even to put themselves at such risk, it also underscores really fill absolute nurses system. This president that all he cares about is the optics the picture he doesn't care who get sick. Who Dies? He doesn't even care if his voters are the ones most affected. He wants his photo ops at the convention at these rallies at West Point and as a result, he puts people in harm. He makes people more likely to become infected and to die. We've never had a president who behaved insect fashion. and. We should note as we did at the top of the hour. We've hit two million cases of COVA patients in this country, one hundred and fifteen thousand deaths instill climbing and the president about to go back on the campaign trail. I believe next week at the earliest Malcolm. Let me ask you really quickly. The Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley coming under a lot of scrutiny a lot of criticism. NBC, reporting that at one point, he considered resigning. Do you think he should have resigned? I don't think he should have resigned. I think what he did was the right thing was that he maintained the chain of command. He showed everyone down the chain of command. What a real leader is like! We have everybody uses this phrase. When you mess up, fess up. Well, what General Milley did was he suddenly realized he was used by Donald Trump. He was used so did the secretary of defense realized they were both used that day. I understand his excuse for wearing his battledress uniform. Because he was over at the FBI accepted, but being brought out there, and then having the National Guard do what they did to the civilians they're having National Guard helicopters believe me within that twenty four hours that went into his head, and he started thinking about the code he started thinking about the traditions he started thinking about the duty.

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"west point" Discussed on AM Joy

AM Joy

07:51 min | 1 year ago

"west point" Discussed on AM Joy

"Good Saturday morning everyone and welcome to am joy Mahyuddin in for Joy Reid, we are currently awaiting a commencement address from President. Donald trump to this year's graduating senior class at West Point Academy where graduates have gathered for an in-person ceremony despite mounting concern, running the potential spread of Covid nineteen more than one thousand. One Thousand West Point cadets I should say previously dispersed across the country. They have now returned to campus for today's ceremony in upstate New York, though there will be social distancing measures in place. The decision to press forward with an in-person ceremony has been met with widespread criticism. Now it also comes the same week that the United States hit another grim milestone of more than two million confirmed cases of covid nineteen within one hundred fifteen thousand deaths that is more than any other country in the world at least fifteen of those graduating west point seniors. They've already tested. Tested positive for covid nineteen hundred, turning the campus, and were reportedly isolated before being allowed to rejoin their classmates trump's speech to the military academy, it also coincides with the growing tension between him and the senior military leadership of this country, an unprecedented number of military leaders from the past, and the present have broken their silence to speak out against Donald Trump for his mishandling of the nationwide protests, and the public outrage ignited by the police killing of George Floyd most recently. The Pentagon's top general Mark Milley who walked alongside Donald Trump in this infamous photo now. Just weeks ago as protesters were forcibly dispersed for trump's church photo op, he apologized saying that his presence created a damaging perception of the military's involvement in domestic politics. As, many of you saw the result of the photograph of me at Lafayette Square last week that sparked a national debate about the role of the military and civil society. Should not have been there. On, Thursday, a coalition of more than five hundred West Point Alumni who collectively served across ten presidential administrations, penned a letter, urging this year's graduating class to uphold the constitution, and suggested that current West Point Alumni serving in senior level positions within the trump administration are failing to do so hinting at the actions of Defense Secretary Mark. Asper, who we should notice a west point graduate himself who accompanied Donald Trump during his church photo op now the alumni sent a potent message to some military leaders serving in the trump administration, saying their actions betray faith and threatened the credibility of an apolitical military. Joining me now is congressman. Ted Lieu of California Congressman Lewis. It is great to have you what a what a week in us. Military relations civilian-military relations in this country I think a lot of people who are watching this, and certainly in my lifetime they're disturbed by what we have seen emerge as the relationship between the commander in chief and the armed forces of this country. Thank you for your question. I serve on active duty and one of the reasons we have. The greatest notary world is because before any one could become a military. Taking. And that was not to the president or the national anthem, but to political party it was the constitution of the United States and I'm pleased to see so many military leaders now honor that oath and push back against President who's asking the military to take unconstitutional actions into engage in partisan activity that should never have what has been the most troubling concern for you about the relationship over the past three years between president, trump and the military. There's so many aspects, and there's so many threads as to. The relationship. Is it the way he talks about the military? Is that the way he basks in the glory of the military the way he refers to generals as my generals, or is it more recently? The actual actions that we've seen the military take, and now subsequently apologize for. It is all of the, and now you're seeing a breaking point where members of senior leadership in the military or recording at what Donald Trump is doing to try to correct a military coup, his own uses. He views military as his own private army. A the military is a notary is here to the United. States of America and it's not to be used for domestic purposes, and that's why you see a lot of pushback Americans are not the enemy. We should not be called an activity troops to go against American protesters and you see now the military recoiling Donald. Trump wants to do. That point I wanna read you just a quick excerpt from a letter that was written by West. Point or to the West Point Class of twenty twenty from fellow members of the long gray line, it says sadly the government has threatened to use the army in which you serve as a weapon against fellow Americans engaging in these legitimate protests, worst military leaders who took the same oath you take today have participated in politically charged events the principle of civilian. Civilian control is central to the military profession, but that principle does not imply blind obedience. I want to focus in on that part, which is those that are part of the military, or who were part of the military, or who were graduates of West Point serving in the administration most notably right now. Somebody like the Defense Secretary Mark Asper. How would you say? He has handled his position since becoming the secretary of defense and that relationship with the President? Surgery ASPER has been disappointing. He has not stood up to the present the way that he should not only is he the cirque defense breezy, serve and military. He understands just a simple example congress number through go anthony. Brown I wrote a letter to Secretary. ASPER, asking him to ban public displays of the confederate flag department defense. The navy has done it. The Marines have done it. We don't know why Y- Hasn't done it yet for the dod and that's just once for example where he's unwilling to go against. The United States even though it's the right thing to do congressman, stay with me. One second I want to bring in Colonel Jack Jacobs Medal of honor recipient. I retired US army also, MSNBC, military analyst Colonel Jacobs it is always a pleasure to have you with US sir. Let me get your thoughts first of all on this and I want to tap into your history here with the relationship between the White House and the military. Have you seen anything like this that we are seeing? Play out this kind of tension that has been boiling between the military leadership both past and present, currently serving and past officials and a sitting US president ever seen this kind of tension before. Well not like this, but. Frequently, there is tension. Between the president on the one hand, National Command Authority and the military leaders especially when the military establishment is required to. Perform. To go overseas to follow paths which they think the military things. Is Not is not strategically. Conducive to the defense of the republic. Often the the White House has dictated. In wars that we fought have dictated things like target specific targets. Tactics that are to be used, and so on in the war in Vietnam. In in the wars in the Middle East. Even in the Second World War. We found that the house would try to influence the tactics. And the strategies that were used overseas in the military's accomplishment of a military mission, so there was always there is invariably going to be attention. Right in the end it, but in the past I have not seen anything quite like this where?.

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"west point" Discussed on Espionage

Espionage

10:17 min | 1 year ago

"west point" Discussed on Espionage

"After saying his goodbyes to Washington's aides. He retired to the upstairs bedroom to see how bad the news was. It was devastating not only had John Andrei been arrested on one of the very last legs of his journey to New York but the secret documents had been discovered. Those papers were on route to Washington once Washington received them him. Arnold's treason would be revealed. Arnold told Peggy what had happened. She crumbled into his arms weeping but she was crying not so much for her husband has for her beloved monarchy as for Arnold. He had to accept up several things in very short order. If he was to escape with his life I there would be no surrender at West Point. He would never verbier the hero of Britain who ended the American Revolutionary War second he needed to escape immediately if he wanted to avoid the gallows which would require piggies help and equally tragically for the greedy man there would be no twenty thousand pound. Reward Arnold Begged Peggy to act as if all was well until general Washington came to Robinson House with the news of Arnold's betrayal when that happened she should delay Washington as much as possible by fainting total shock and horror at her husband's behavior. Peggy agreed agreed without a moment to spare arnold leaped onto his horse in spurred at into a gallop ignoring his pain legs. He wrote down to his personal dock where he threw himself onto his private barge in ordered his boatmen to paddle South Arnold told them to row until they reached the H. M. S. vulture into display a flag of truce when they approached it is cover story was that he had an emergency message for Beverley Robinson to be delivered under a white flag the men road like never before making making a valiant effort to get Arnold to the vulture in time to deliver the message by now back at West Point Washington Shirley early new of arnold treachery would soon be pursued when presumes the irony wasn't lost on Arnold if he just counseled Andre to stay a couple of days rather than leaving from Manhattan on foot could have been rowing together on their way due to the vulture. Andre would still be a free man the invasion would still be on and Benedict Arnold would be about to get his blood money but that wasn't the case after what seemed like forever. Benedict Arnold's barge pulled up alongside ride the HMS Vulture after boarding he demanded that Robinson pull up the anchor and immediately sale for New York City as they sailed towards Manhattan Arnold had time to ponder the consequences of his failure. His handler was under arrest and likely to be executed. His family was in mortal. Danger is only hope remaining alive himself was because the British she had already accepted his defection. It was a matter of strict British policy never to turn over a deserter to his former army the deck of the HMS Filter Benedict Arnold began to formulate a public relations strategy. If he couldn't save his plan or his riches at least perhaps he could save his family and his reputation he could tell the world that he wasn't a simple turn coat that he had only wanted to end the war he wrote a letter to George Washington insisting that Peggy was innocent cintas any wrongdoing and should be conducted safely back to her family and Philadelphia. This was perhaps the only selfless act of Arnold's owns life after absolving peggy to Washington. He feared that he would never see her or their seven month old son Edward again they would grow up in the house. Peggy's father who hated Benedict Arnold at least they would be alive and safe as Arnold wrote those words Peggy was covering his escape with a prize winning fit of apparent psychosis at one point according to valiant ambition. She pretended to hallucinate that there was a hot iron on our head and only George Washington could remove it when Washington tried to do you just that she accused him of being an impostor bent on murdering Edward although it's impossible to know if peggy actually was hallucinating. It's most likely she was an exceptional actress doing just what she promised her husband distracting the general for as long as possible after the vulture arrived in New York City Benedict received an officer's commission in the British Army though the plan to turn turnover west point was ultimately unsuccessful. General Henry Clinton was convinced enough of Arnold's efforts to reward him with six thousand British pounds but he wouldn't be retiring rich as he had planned Clinton Expected Arnold a fight with all his might for the British army and truly earn his officer's commission meanwhile John Andrei spent the following weeks in prison and become a celebrity his own guards found him charming and his valet became so attached to him that he wept upon learning that Andrei would soon be hanged on October second seventeen eighty eighty Andrei was executed. He faced his death bravely. According to observers five days later on October seventh seventeen nineteen eighty benedict arnold published an open letter in the British loyalist paper the Royal Gazette titled Letter to the inhabitants of America the attempts to recast his treason as a patriotic selfless act on old wrote in part I affect no disguise and therefore frankly declare that I had determined to retain my arms and command for an opportunity to surrender them to Great Britain. I I was only solicitous to accomplish in event of decisive importance an to prevent as much as possible in the execution of it the fusion Uson of blood in December seventeen eighty benedict arnold led an invading force of sixteen hundred men into Virginia. His men not only killed and captured his former comrades. They made a point of destroying grain mills in supply houses leaving the local people to starve just a few months after formally changing sides arnold was reunited with Peggy rather rather than live out her life in Philadelphia continuing to Feign Innocence Peggy insisted on joining her husband in New York City soon after she became. I'm pregnant with their second child. In seventeen eighty one after the British army surrendered in Yorktown Virginia Benedict Arnold was not captured or punished for his treason instead his family sailed to England to start a new life he returned to the occupation of his youth becoming once again a seafaring merchant between seventeen eighty one and seventeen ninety four the arnold's welcomed five more children for a total of seven two died in infancy leaving the couple with four sons and one daughter eventually the Arnold's move to Canada. They are the aging Benedict Arnold focused on trading with the West indies. His business thrived but his many war injuries were worsening as aged by his late fifties. He was in very poor health and receiving frequent visits from the family doctor in June of eighteen o one the a sixty year old took a turn for the worse entering a state of delirium from which he never returned on June fourteen eighteen o one he died at home had benedict arnold been more successful spy he might well have succeeded in ending the revolutionary war with a victory for Britain. Feigning incompetence was his primary means of sabotaging west point in a fitting twist of fate eat. It was his actual incompetence that ruined his plans though he didn't manage to collect his twenty thousand pounds nor and the war Benedict Arnold's fate was better than he deserved. He died at an advanced age in his own bed surrounded by his family. Meanwhile meanwhile loyal Americans were killed by the thousands defending their fledgling country his treason and the obvious injustice of his safe escape made Arnold one of the most hated men in America even now more than two hundred years later. His name remains a synonym for trader today. Benedict Arnold Treasonous legacy is perhaps best summed up in the words of Benjamin Franklin who wrote Judas sold only one man but benedict arnold so three million..

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"west point" Discussed on Espionage

Espionage

11:14 min | 1 year ago

"west point" Discussed on Espionage

"Coming up Benedict Arnold's life hangs in the balance has Andre become stranded behind enemy lines now back to the story on on September seventeenth seventeen eighty thirty nine year old benedict arnold mailed a letter setting up his first face-to-face meeting with his handler Adjutant General General John Andre the subject of their discussion Arnold's imminent surrender of West Point along with three thousand soldiers and the British invaded on September twenty third. They stood a chance of capturing general George Washington himself. Arnold set off on horseback respect for the home of Joshua Smith. Can he arrived he asked Smith for another favor find a boat to row out to the HMS Vulture Church in Retrieve Beverley Robinson on September twentieth. Arnold told Smith that Robinson was seeking to defect to the American side. The purpose of the meeting was that Robinson wanted assurances that his land would be restored to him. The naive Smith swallowed the story. It's myth might have been an effective attorney but he wasn't much good at anything else. I according to valiant ambition. He failed to find a boat for the night of the twentieth then when he found two men to make the journey on the evening of the twenty first they changed their minds at the last minute benedict addict. Arnold had to bribe them with rum and flour to go ahead with the trip once again. Joshua had smith was pressed into service this time as an emissary rather than just a host upon reaching the British ship late the night of September Twenty First Smith boarded the Brits recognized him immediately as Arnold's messenger he was warmly welcomed as he handed over Arnold's paperwork but it in all his preparations Benedict Arnold had forgotten one crucial thing he sent a pass for John Anderson the codename codename he'd given to Andrei but there was no pass in the packet for Colonel Robinson if they were intercepted by continental soldiers on their way to shore Robinson would be captured or shot although Robinson was willing to try crossing over without a pass according to historian Daniel Philbrick the British men believed the omission of a pass for the higher ranking officer was an intentional slight essentially disinvited Robinson from the meeting. Both men were familiar with Arnold's temper. If they upset Him. They feared he might scuttle the plan. So after much discussion Andrei went ashore with Smith more Colonel Robinson stayed behind on the vulture. It was a decision that may have saved the American revolution at about one in the morning on September twenty seconds seventeen eighty. Andre boarded the small boat hired by Smith and headed off to shore the looming. HMS Vulture Behind Him was a reassuring presence as he glided away across the darkened waters when they reached the shore. Benedict Arnold was irate to the Ondre and Smith but no Robinson he had hoped to meet with Robinson who outranked Andre The missing pass West just an oversight not a message after Arnold's temper tantrum ended. The men got down to business they discussed how Arnold was to weaken West Point's defenses on the day of the invasion and how Andre would sweep into the fortress from the flatlands to the south. They talked about about the vulnerability of redoubt number four one of the fortifications Arnold had intentionally failed to repair as the sun began to rise the two agreed to ride to Joshua hit Smith's house for further conversation soon Andrei was it Smith's house deep Eh American territory. If Arnold were discovered harboring the British adjutant general he would be exposed. Thankfully awfully it was only for a few more hours arnold just had to show him some documents and blueprints and then he'd be on his way back to the Volcker as day was breaking the distant boom of cannon fire echoed across the Bay Arnold and Andrei rushed upstairs stairs to see what was the matter they saw plume of smoke fluttering in the sky near where the vulture was docked while Arnold conferred with his counterpart the American Colonel James Livingston had spotted the HMS Volker dock near American territory. He also spotted spotted brief calming of the winds after dawn rendering the vulture unable to sail away and now he was taking full advantage edge peppering the unprepared ship with cannonballs Livingston's attack from a hillside made it impossible for the vulture to fight back the the ship's cannonballs would just fall short so for the next two hours. The vulture remained motionless under constant instant cannon fire eventually the winds turned and arnold stomach sank as he watched the British ships sail away was now no way to get Andrei back on board safely. They were stuck with each other. If Arnold used his own barge barge to chase the Vulture Livingston would recognize it in the plan would be exposed and Arnold couldn't escort Andre because he needed to return to west point to prepare prepare for Washington's visit the only way to get Andre out of West Point and back to General Clinton was by land unable able to accompany him arnold was forced to entrust his counterpart and his precious secret papers to Joshua hit. Smith the incompetent young lawyer who knew Andre as John Anderson Andrei would have to cross the river at King's ferry then travel through the neutral ground to white plains and finally to Clinton's headquarters in Manhattan the Fifty Mile Journey made Andre highly vulnerable to American attacks tax dressed in an officer's uniform. He wouldn't be killed. His plans would be discovered on his person in the invasion would be off if he travelled in disguise he was less likely to be searched but might well be shot and killed by an American soldier. Arnold unsympathetic Andre spheres insisted on a disguise so much so that one has to wonder if he was getting a little bit of pleasure out of sending the other man into danger he always felt undervalued by Andrei and believe that he ought to be negotiating negotiating directly with General Clinton not with a go between maybe arnold saw this as his opportunity to get a little revenge on dray. Hey so johndroe stripped off his British officers uniform in Dawned hand-me-down outfit from Smith's closet he stuffed his tall all white stockings with secret documents including list of all West Point personnel in plans for the fortress Meanwhile Arnold title road out a new set of passes for John Anderson granting him safe passage to White Plains and beyond around ten. AM on September twenty seconds seventeen eighty benedict arnold left for Robinson House without a fun fair well in his mind he'd heat-sealed Andrei in just a day or two and when they did meet again Andrei would be charging into west point to accept Arnold Surrender and provide him with twenty thousand pounds Arnold Road home more concerned now about preparing for general Washington's visit the following day Washington plan to inspect fortifications at West Point and would surely noticed that many of Arnold's decisions nations had made the fort less secure. It was unlikely now the General Clinton could be ready to invade in time to catch Washington at dinner. Arnold's work would have to pass inspection to keep his cover as luck would have it. George Washington was delayed traveling with a company of his closest allies including Alexander Hamilton. He spent the twenty third of September in fishkill seven miles east east of the river inside Robinson House Arnold grew anxious. The twenty-third passed with no word from Clinton or Andrei okay that was to be expected. Even under ideal conditions the fifty mile journey would take several hours but when the sun rose and set on the twenty fourth of September without a peep from Andre Arnold began to worry and by the morning of the twenty fifth. It was clear something was wrong. Waiting was torture not only because of the uncertainty T. but because the day began with a visit from Washington's emissaries Washington's aides appeared at Arnold's door at breakfast time bearing word that Washington would be visiting later that day after he completed a tour of Constitution Island Twenty Year World Peggy distracted the hungry men from her husband's foul mood. She served up a hearty home cooked breakfast. She used all her feminine charms to to keep them in focused on her so they wouldn't notice that her husband seemed anything but eager to receive the commander in chief. Arnold tried to act normally that he knew that something was very wrong by now. Andre should be safely in Manhattan gotten even if he'd ridden slowly just then Lieutenant Solomon Allen road up to Robinson House out of breath and carrying an an urgent message arnold stiffened. He knew this would be bad news trying desperately to act surprised arnold accepted accepted the letter.

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"west point" Discussed on Espionage

Espionage

05:36 min | 1 year ago

"west point" Discussed on Espionage

"Was proud to hear of all the worker husband husband had done to prepare west point for a British takeover and benedict was thrilled to see how much his son had ground it was also a happy the occasion for Joshua hit Smith being asked to host a major general and his wife was a great honor so when Arnold asked to use Smith's this house again a few days later the young man was more than willing to help this would ensure the meeting could take place away from the watchful eyes of Richard Varick Arnold suspicious and nosy aid twice in one night. Smith had the opportunity Eddie to help one of his personal heroes he was quick to agree and even promised to send his family on a short vacation so that Arnold could we'd have some privacy one can only imagine what Mrs Smith said when her husband proposed that she traveled twenty five miles north to fishkill for a few you days so that a relative stranger could borrow her house nevertheless she ultimately did travel north and the house was vacated. Arnold now had a secure site for his rendezvous with Andrei. It's unclear exactly how the British learned where Arnold could be found but he must have succeeded in sending some kind of coded message on September sixteenth the HMS S. Volker Anchor just a few miles south of the Smith residence on September Seventeenth Arnold was at West Point in the company of several all continental officers when received an urgent letter from British Colonel Beverley Robinson Robinson told Arnold where the vulture was docked and requested a private meeting under a flag of truce this was it the meeting with Andre was on he'd have an opportunity to pass secret plans for West Point's defenses to his handler they would discuss the invasion and most importantly to arnold they talk about their one remaining point of disagreement regarding money on despite agreeing to the twenty thousand pound payments. Should the plan succeed Zied Clinton hadn't budged on the six thousand pounds if the plan failed and Arnold still wanted ten thousand pounds regardless according to valiant ambition to keep up appearances in front of the other officers Arnold promised to confer with George Washington to be four meeting Colonel Robinson. The commander in chief was nearby on his way to Hartford Connecticut. Washington's proximity was is no accident. Benedict Arnold hope to give General Clinton the opportunity to attack while Washington was near West Point giving the British British a shot at capturing the commander in chief. If they got Washington it would surely end the war making Benedict Arnold Donald a British hero as one might expect journal. Washington reacted to the news of Robinson's visit with concern he suggested that Arnold delay the meeting and send a message to the authorities in New York state to find out if there might be anything on tord about the visit then Washington boarded his boat to cross the Hudson as soon as Washington's back was turned arnold road off to Robinson House to collect his secret documents and prepare to rendezvous with the HMS Vulture. Only Richard Varick stood in his way. Now the suspicious young man insisted on seeing the letter arnold was writing to Robinson in which Arnold scheduled a meeting on the twentieth of September verict deemed Arnold's first draft to friendly frustrated. Arnold thanked thanked his aid for the feedback Vereker rewrote the letter with more formal wording and sent it off but he couldn't outwit his boss entirely before before the post was handed off to a messenger Arnold hit another letter in the bundle in the second hidden letter he revealed a potent and sacred George Washington would return to West Point on Saturday September Twenty Third Arnold New General Clinton Britain would love to capture West Point and Washington in one day but he didn't know if the British were willing to invade when the beloved commander. You're in chief in residence. Clinton's still wanted to capture three thousand American soldiers not kill them given Washington's popularity clarity his presence might ensure his troops would fight to the death either way. The subtext in Arnold's letter was clear he wanted West Point invaded as soon as possible either on September twenty third or before the turncoat had already betrayed his his country and his closest friends now he wanted to end the war and retire with his twenty two thousand pounds.

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"west point" Discussed on Espionage

Espionage

11:06 min | 1 year ago

"west point" Discussed on Espionage

"Now back to the story on August twenty four th seventeen eighty thirty nine year turncoat Benedict Arnold received the long awaited letter from his British Handler Adjutant General John Andrei it had been nearly a month on the since their last correspondents in Arnold was beginning to worry that the plan was off despite the fact that he'd already gained command of West Point and begun to sabotage the fort. If the plan fell through Arnold was sure he'd eventually be found out and killed unless the British won the war some other way I after decoding the missive he learned that British General Henry Clinton had reacted with enthusiasm Husiac to Arnold's proposal and even agreed to a twenty thousand pound bounty for the surrender of West Point. He requested only Arnold Guarantee. The capture of three thousand soldiers during the invasion arnold was happy to stop dispersing the fort soldiers to other posts. It was less work for him and less suspicious to keep them at the base. Now with all parties agreed on terms. It was time to talk specifics planning the British invasion was far too sensitive to be done in letters arnold would have to see the John Andrei in person and not that Arnold especially wanted to see his counterpart. Andrei was young handsome air dight charming. Everyone met Arnold was an acquired taste. Even for his closest friends Benedict Arnold was still still bitter about being passed over for promotion to Major General at age thirty five John Andrei had risen to the rank of adjutant general at age thirty not not to mention the danger meeting at an American fort would put them both in if anyone recognized Andrei as a high ranking British British officer and saw him speaking to Arnold they might both be arrested on the spot nevertheless arnold bit the bullet and on August thirtieth seventeen eighty ask Connecticut Assemblyman William Herron to deliver a coded letter to the British on the pretense announced that it was a business matter he needed to communicate to a British merchant herron was suspicious and instead of delivering a letter he brought it back to Connecticut where he handed it over to one general Parsons Parsons who is now in Arnold old old role as head of the Connecticut militia simply ignored it although he recognized that it was written in code he assumed that Arnold was was in a secret business deal parsons new Benedict Arnold as a war hero and considered the idea that he might be disloyal ridiculous. LS Parsons wrote here off as Paranoid Benedict Arnold never even knew about this narrow escape four days later on September Third Arnold got another opportunity to send a letter to the British Mrs McCarthy. The wife of a prisoner of war was traveling south and agreed to take a letter into the city this second message found and it's recipient. John Andre opened the letter to find a carefully crafted insult from Benedict Arnold camouflaged as a strategic plan. Dan Arnold suggested that Andre traveled to west point in disguise as a spy named John Anderson Arnold it had even gone so far as to notify soldiers at nearby outposts that they should expect an informant named John Anderson and that he he was to be conveyed to the commander but John Andrei wasn't a man who could be easily disguised. He was known and despised despised for his cruelty on the battlefield. According to valiant ambition Andrei once ordered his soldiers to run down a fleeing defenseless defenseless group of American soldiers with their bayonets. Few survivors would remember John Andreas face forever. Andres ferocity in battle made him a favorite of General Clinton a brutal man himself. Clinton refused even consider Arnold Arnold's risky suggestion that John Andrei travel in disguise instead Clinton proposed that on dray where his own uniform and carry a white flag according to military convention an enemy soldier waving a flag of truce must not be fired upon on that's been the case since at least the second punic war which ended in two zero one. BC few military traditions are as is universal and far reaching even today. The use of a white flag is protected by the Geneva Convention traveling under a White Flag John Andrei would be safe that meant coming up with a cover story that would allow Arnold aboard a British ship displaying being a white flag without arousing suspicion enter Beverley Robinson Build Arnold's west point home and already one the few British officers trusted by Henry Clinton with a secret plan to take West Point Robinson could ask for a meeting with American General Arnold regarding the status of his property on the Hudson. John dray would accompany him. It may seem a little bit strange for an enemy combatant to request an update on his property while it's occupied by an opposing general but among those who'd grown up in the colonies both British loyalists and continental soldiers hope that the war would soon end and when it did presumably gentlemen like Robinson would have their the property restored to them. Clinton and Andrei can post a carefully worded letter Arnold politely declining his suggestion that Andrei disguise himself as John Anderson instead at noon on Monday September eleventh the they instructed him to meet Robinson at Dobbs Ferry on the east bank of the Hudson. This landing was in the neutral ground and would be a safe safe place for all parties to speak Arnold was reluctant to accept this change this meant he would have to cross the river which which was a dangerous task in itself from Man. Without healthy legs ended men's sparking suspicion in one of his boatmen if he wanted his twenty thousand pound reward. What choice did he have so on September eleventh seventeen eighty thirty nine your old benedict arnold boarded his barge and set off for Dobbs ferry this required sneaking out of the house without alerting varick but arnold managed to depart while his aide was occupied. He was eager to discuss the surrender especially because it would give him another another chance to confirm how much money he was to receive and win but almost as soon as he left the dock. Arnold old was forced to turn back British gunboats were patrolling the Hudson River as was often the case generally they just exchanged fire with American vessels off the shore of the neutral ground but upon seeing the American general alone on his personal barge they turn their guns on him nearly blowing arnold out of the water arnold swiftly returned to the American controlled West shore with his heart heart pounding in his chest. It was the closest he'd come to death on the water. Since the battle of Valco island in October of seventeen seventy six there was no way he could make his rendezvous with Andrei now and no way to send the British a message Benedict Arnold Arnold spent the rest of the day with his boat pacing up and down the West Shore. He hoped that the British officers would realize he couldn't cross and sail over over to the American controlled side of the river to meet him when darkness fell without any apparent attempt at crossing by Andrei Arnold grew the angry and scornful. He vowed that he would never again be the one to put himself in mortal danger just for a meeting he was already taking the greater risk by betraying his country but unbeknownst Arnold General Clinton had recognized the different strategy would have to be employed for a meeting on September Fourteenth Clinton revealed the West Point Plan to British Admiral George Rodney Name and enlisted the help of his fleet. It was it calculated risk. Double agents were everywhere but the time for swift action was at hand and Clinton believed he could trust Rodney Clinton sent Andrei and Robinson out to meet Arnold together again but this time aboard the H M s vulture one of Rodney's sixteen gun sloops as it happened September September fourteenth seventeen eighty was also the date of Benedict Arnold reunion with his wife and infant son Edward Hagey had traveled live from Philadelphia and was eager to see your husband after so many weeks of separation rather than wait to meet at Robinson House. The couple met at the home. Tom Joshua Heads Smith the naive attorney to whom Benedict Arnold was introduced by Robert. How the thirty one year olds home overlooked hammer straw straw bay located on the Hudson River about sixteen miles south of west point despite the peculiar features of their relationship their their age difference Peggy's political agenda and their looming debt peggy and Benedict Arnold were an affectionate couple especially with their first child child now smiling and babbling on Peggy's lap. It was a rare moment of domestic bliss for the Arnold's Peggy.

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"west point" Discussed on Espionage

Espionage

11:20 min | 1 year ago

"west point" Discussed on Espionage

"By the fall of seventeen nineteen eighty arnold had recovered enough from the musket injuries to his left leg that he could ride his horse and walk short distances but he was no longer fit to lead men from the front lines the only way he could deliver a high value target to the British and receive a lucrative reward for his treachery treachery would be by taking over and then surrendering and important American fort. Luckily just such a fort was in his sights on August third seventeen eighty commander in chief. George Washington awarded thirty nine year old Benedict Arnold the command of West Point General Washington was playing right into his old friends dirty hands. There was just one more hurdle old before. Arnold's plan could really take shape. He in the British hadn't agreed on payment terms. They'd started haggling through letters. Written didn't in invisible ink well before Washington ordered Arnold to replace Robert. How is commander of West Point Arnold wanted twenty thousand thousand pounds in the case of success and if Arnold did his part but the British failed taking west point he still wanted ten thousand thousand pounds. Clinton's counteroffer was six thousand pounds in the case of failure. Arnold found that unacceptable when Arnold receive word he'd take command of West Point. The two sides were at a stalemate day after day. Messengers arrived with with the mail and day after day. Arnold didn't receive the coded reply from General Clinton he so desired finally he had had to leave his father in law's house in Philadelphia and head for West Point without an answer as to whether or not he could surrender it to make things worse worse upon arriving in West Point sometime in early August it became temporarily impossible to correspond with the British. He'd he'd have to find new messengers he could do with his coded. Cypher and invisible ink aren't began to worry that he'd asked for too much the plan would be off. He even began to hedge his bets by openly agitating for a raise and American officers salaries Arnold told told friends and acquaintances that his interest in this matter was patriotic non personal he even argued that if the British one it it would be the continental army's fault for asking its officers to live in poverty. Most continental army officers came from the wealthy landowning upper class. They were bound to contribute to the war effort more by social expectations than by the small salary they earned however however arnold had lost his shipping business when he left it to join the Connecticut militia. He spent his life saving supporting himself and his three sons from his first marriage who lived with his sister. After Arnold's first wife died now that he'd also lost his faith in the American revolution money became his greatest data's priority. He needed those twenty thousand pounds. It's difficult to accurately compare twenty thousand pounds in the year seventeen eighty with today's US dollar but it would certainly be in the millions as a point of Reference Benedict Arnold took out a twelve thousand pound loan alone in seventeen seventy nine to buy a luxurious mansion in Philadelphia in order to be allowed to marry his second wife Peggy. He never managed to pay back that debt and remained financially depleted even as he took command at West Point after his arrival arnold new lodging was at a place called Robinson house originally built in seventeen fifty eight by British loyalist. I Colonel Beverley Robinson moving into the house must have seemed like fate Benedict Arnold colonel. Robinson wasn't just any old monarchist. He was one of the few British officers who knew about Arnold's plan to surrender west point situated on the other side of the Hudson in river a couple of miles from west point the home offered panoramic views of the Hudson Valley Robinson House was so close host to the river that it even had its own private dock there were ample accommodations for Arnold's horses and a full staff of servants. Even though Arnold was at the moment living alone his wife twenty year old Peggy Arnold the very person who insisted that arnold betray the Americans was in Philadelphia Yeah nursing their six month old son Edward the couple agreed she should remain in the city temporarily while her husband got the house ready for a young family around the time of the move. Peggy suffered from frequent fits of hysteria. According to the book valiant ambition and Bishen by historian Nathaniel Philbrick she compared her symptoms to the sensation of being extremely drunk. It's unclear whether or not he actually suffered from a mental illness. Perhaps keeping her husband's secrets caused a great deal of stress on the other hand. Some historians suggest that Peggy was faking so she could plead insanity if she were later implicated in her husband's wrong doing temporarily away from his wife. The only pleasure arnold seemed to get was the picturesque commute he had on his way to the Ford from his new home. After after climbing into his private barge he was ferried down the river to west point by a crew of eight boatmen and Cox as his barge sailed he he enjoyed an idyllic view of the bird entails on either side of the Hudson unfortunately for the budding spy one of the other other parks of his new post proved less convenient arnold brought his aide David Franks with from Philadelphia on the naive Franks Franks trusted Arnold and had no idea about his spying but upon arriving at West Point Arnold found he'd inherited a second aide read Richard Varick the twenty seven year old New Yorker was familiar with Arnold's propensity for risk-taking having seen him in the battle at Saratoga Toga thought his new boss rather underqualified for the command of West Point and feared Arnold's impulsive temperament would lead to costly mistakes so eric made it his business to observe everything. Arnold did from inspecting fortifications to writing letters letters Eric even slept in Arnold's office ostensibly for lack of space elsewhere in Robinson House from that vantage point he quickly managed interfere with Arnold's more selfish plans when Arnold attempted to sell some extra stores of goods and pocket the cash very quietly scuttled the deal with very constantly over his shoulder. It was almost impossible to recruit a new go-between to carry messages ages to John Andrei with his communication still on hold Benedict Arnold decided to spend the rest of August weakening West Point for his plan to turn West Point over to succeed the British would need to mount a serious attack on the fortress. Only in the face of overwhelming force would arnold be able to convince the thousands of soldiers manning the base to surrender. He began by parceling out. West Point's troops whenever Washington needed soldiers for some faraway campaign Benedict Arnold was happy to contribute fibula few men he even sent five hundred men into the forest ostensibly to cut wood for the winter foiled in his attempt to sell West points provision for cash. He instead distributed the goods exceptionally generously leaving the fortresses stores low next came came. The Hudson river chain on the Hudson River chain was a metal barrier that ran across the river to block British ships Arnold at I refused order the desperately needed repairs claiming that the British ships were large enough to break anyway when he couldn't stall the longer he had the chain hauled out of the river for assessment and measurement this left the river on encumbered so Clinton's British ships ships could travel down easily when the time came sabotage has been a feature of spy operations throughout history history even up to the present day during World War. Two the Office of strategic services a precursor to the CIA published a booklet Clinton entitled the simple sabotage field manual intended for European citizens who wished to sabotage Nazi operations. This manual encouraged managers to quote make faulty decisions adopted non-cooperative attitude and induce others others to follow suit as well as bring up irrelevant issues as frequently as possible promote bad workers and complain about a good ones haggle over precise wordings and hold conferences win. There is more critical work to be done during during World War. Two peers and supervisors sometimes couldn't tell the difference between an incompetent person and saboteur that meant spies is practicing strategic incompetence stayed in place far longer than those engaged in higher risk methods by the time they were caught. The damage was done done well. That's precisely what Benedict Arnold did at West Point. He gained a reputation for being easily distracted overwhelmed totally bewildered men talked behind his back but not about spying they only compared his management style unfavourably to his his predecessor General Robert how how for his part harboured no resentment towards Benedict Arnold taking his post post after Arnold took over how stepped into the role of spy master for General Washington some documents suggest that Robert Robert how was himself a double agent historian Philip Ramlet theorized that how was likely planning to defect to the.

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"west point" Discussed on Espionage

Espionage

02:26 min | 1 year ago

"west point" Discussed on Espionage

"Due to the graphic nature of this spies crimes listener discretion is advised this episode includes discussions of murder abuse war and assault that some people may I find offensive this episode also includes discussions of mass violence and execution that might be particularly upsetting to some listeners we advise extreme and cautioned for children under the age of thirteen. September twenty second seventeen eighty thirty year old British adjutant general. Oh John Andrei buttoned up a dusty old coat and pulled a moth eaten beavers for hat over his eyes. The journey home was more than fifty miles from West Point to Manhattan. He'd have to pass countless continental military checkpoints while carrying American state secrets in his stockings. If the high ranking officer was captured while out of uniform he could be mistaken for an ordinary spy and likely executed on the spot. He was taking a risk by going in disguise. Just two days earlier ondre believed he was about to win the revolutionary illusionary war for Britain now he was just praying to survive thirty nine year old American Governor General Benedict Arnold entered the room walking with a severe limp is haughty eyes roamed up and down Andres disguised figure Arnold spoke not a word of appreciation about the risk. Andrei was taking by traveling out of uniform. His mind was on the twenty thousand impound purse. He was due to receive from the British. Should the impending invasion of West Point succeed Arnold handed Andrei a stack of handwritten passes with the alias John Anderson Passes would allow him to cross the American lines with that Arnold abandoned his British counterpart to finish their mission without him. Benedict Arnold was confident that in no time at all his his name would be written in the books as a hero he was wrong..

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"west point" Discussed on Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS

Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"west point" Discussed on Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS

"Young man at West Point that you still are still influencing you today? It's interesting. I joke with people that I still fault my underwear and keep them in my drawer. And of course, that gets a laugh, but it's also true. But most importantly, I I learned number of things I work at every day. And I do it people say it's tremendous discipline. I'd say it's a habit. It's a good habit. I got bad habits. But I get some good ones. And so there are things about what you expect about yourself. How you? Expect yourself to to stand. How you expect yourself to interact with people how you stay physically active because in a leadership role in the military. That's extraordinarily important. So there were things that they they do through forced behavior that become things that part of your character for the rest of your life. You say forced behavior. What does what does that look like that's funny? It's up, you know, they say that you convince somebody to do something. And then they do it. I think it's the opposite. I think you force somebody to do something. And then you convince them that it's what they want to do. And so when you get to West Point, the first thing, they do is cut your hair off take your clothes away make you wear. Uniforms. Give you a rank in name you start as a new cadet than your head. You have to interact with upperclassmen officers certain way, you have to walk a certain way when you're in the mess hall is a plea. You have to sit at attention. So they put you through a number of things that seem. Foreign in many cases, they seem silly. But over time you find yourself believing that you stand a certain way and act a certain way. So make sure I'm getting this writer, you said you force somebody to do something in. Then you convinced them that it's something that they should want to do is that correct? That I think that's absolutely true. It's called soldier as Asian in the army. You're really changing how they think about things to have it. Okay. Okay. So now, you spit your time at West Point. You did. Well,.

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