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What Has Changed Since George Floyd
"Protests against racial injustice are motivating some political candidates to take on challenging races. In the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona Democrats are targeting a predominantly white district that has been held by Republicans for nearly a decade. Steve Goldstein from member station Cage's reports. That ethics violations committed by the incumbent could make the race more competitive. Arizona six Congressional district is centered in Scottsdale. Its residents are highly educated, affluent and early 75% white Congressman David Schweikert was reelected by double digits here in 2018. But Schweickart had been under investigation by the House Ethics Committee, and on Thursday he admitted to 11 violations and agreed to pay $50,000 fine Schweickart perspective. Opponents immediately pounced on the news. Here's Democrat Anita Malik. There's a part of me that's glad that we finally have closure to this investigation, but it is so infuriating to see him simply get off with a slap on the wrist. Even before acknowledging the ethics violations, Schweiker was already expected to face an intense general election campaign, in part because of an electorate that wants more action on combating racial injustice. One of the Democrats. Looking to challenge him is African American businessman Carl Gentles. While he believes many here are worried about education and jobs, he says, the killing of George Floyd has led to more direct conversations about racial injustice in the district has seen before. While George, Florida's African American I am an African American, and certainly I can see myself my son, my father, my brother in the face of George Floyd beneath that. Officers NI. I think people can see their own family members, no matter what race they are in the face of tourist Floyd Tianna Chander is one of those people Gentles is describing. She moved into the district eight years ago. Rallies and protests illustrated for her the dramatic need to find solutions. Chandler is middle aged and white. It's not okay to just be silent anymore, and we've got to figure out what the heck got us to this point and how we can try and sort of turned the tide and get rid of some of that racism. Hate Willingness to look the other way when things that we know what an OK continue to happen. Schweickart has been silent on race related topics. But the changing political environment since the killing of George Floyd may force him to talk about them. Erica County, which accounts for 60% of arrows on his population, has seen a clear shift toward more progressive voting in 2018 that included pushing Kirsten cinema to US Senate victory, becoming the first Democrat to win in arrows in a Senate race in nearly 25 years. But it's not just that Phoenix is growing rapidly, more diverse as Quentin James He's the founder and president of collective Pack, which is focused on electing African Americans across the country. There are a ton of suburban white women who are seeing these videos and wondering If those votes for Donald Trump in 2016. If don't do that, again, Republican consultant stand Barnes understands why Democrats are generally optimistic about 2020 here but says it's misplaced in the Phoenix suburbs. I do not think the racially charged politics that we're living in that the moment plays favorably for the Democratic nominee. In that congressional district, in part that it's so overdone, and I think voters are numb to that kind of play. But Quentin James believes that voters now more than any other time in recent history, are looking to choose the best candidate. Whatever color they are part of what folks One also know is Do you hear me? And are you going to fight for me? And it doesn't take white voters to get white candidates just to do that, or Blackwater's only looking for black answer. I think that's the core question, James says. As candidates of color are becoming more common, voters are increasingly more comfortable with choosing them to bring about changes many in the public are calling for for NPR news. I'm Steve Goldstein in Phoenix.
So Many Protests
"What's the level beyond tea party like? What's the next big boss so okay? Idaho's Idaho Freedom Foundation. I'm not sure who really the big bosses. I don't know fits Betsy Devos's family. Yeah they're definitely part of it. Her brother Eric. Prince is the head of Blackwater. Yeah so far right wing conservative family that wants to get public education and who own their own army. Yeah there's shock. Yeah yeah this is a family who wants to privatize everything brave. Because they've already shown how they can privatize and military exactly yeah. I don't know how well known it is but all of those numbers on how many troops are in Iraq. Were all about half with the real numbers were because of Blackwater and quote Mercenary Contractors. No of course mercenaries. Yeah Yeah and so anyway the the Devos and the Prince family are. They're actively involved in all of this funding some of the groups in particular the group that that's behind the Michigan New York Virginia rallies that Donald Trump tweeted about right because he had his own hand. I'm sure in making those I mean. He's actively said that. Oh Yeah He. He's actively saying that. He has all of the power. Not The governor's but the governors have to be doing everything and we should be doing all this sheltering in placing and not shutting out of these businesses but liberate these states because Second Amendment right which is a convoluted convoluted convoluted argument at best. It's not even a convoluted argument. It's it's not even an argument. He's you can't say trump can't say that he has absolute control over this because he doesn't especially when he also follows that with the. I'm completely not responsible for any of this right. He's trying to have his cake and eat it too. Which only works with far right wing groups that are being funded by a family that gets their money from government contracts war profiteering Yup and I mean today. The day of recording. We We had a big protest down the neighborhood. Park Kleiner Park in Meridian. It was a bunch of women in their kids. They're all playing on the playground. Equipment Co. Cram packed in there Because it was public property and they had a right to have access to it It was also funded by Freedom Foundation. And that's that's a logical follow-up to the protests that happened on Saturday on the purchase happened on Saturday with more than a thousand people in attendance at the Idaho State Capitol the Idaho. Freedom Foundation was the main group behind it but there were libertarians. Gun rights groups anti VACs groups all. They're waving their flags. Yeah it was. It was not a pretty scene. There is a lot of hostility. There were people being abused. Beaten I wouldn't say beaten but there is a couple of people who got pushed around and the cops protected the whole time. The people are getting pushed around or the people doing the pushing of the people. Doing the pushing no the people who were there protesting the cops are there to make sure that nobody got really hurt. But that didn't stop these people from hurting people who were protesting their protest. Yeah and a lot of these people were carrying guns. Yeah it was open. Carry season out there. It was which because that's what that's really about. Which if you're having a I know there are people who would argue this. But in my opinion a protest with guns is not a peaceful protest. No because the gun automatically is a sign of intimidation not right. If it's I mean that's how I feel if you have a rally with a bunch of people with guns that scary. Yeah with people with guns. That looks to me. A Lot. Like a military formation a rebel group of militia a peaceful protest in this case they weren't marching basically a peaceful protests. There does the other side feel that they can also protest so do you have equal protests anti protest groups going on in protests. Like this one where there was a lot of open Kerry. There was a lot of angry yelling people. There was no chance for an anti protest to develop because those people would have been in actual danger right and the whole point of this protest was too loudly and very aggressively. Threatened the government. Yeah and got away. Scot-free technically everyone in that protest committed a misdemeanor by being there yet but committee and getting charged with and actually be punished for are very different and also. There's no way that the state of Idaho could arrest more than a thousand people. Oh please tell me that. There's no way to tell if even five percent of them have guns. Yeah Yeah. It's really frustrated. Heather Scott from northern Idaho was of course all behind it. It's just it blows my mind that she's running that nobody's running against her so she's guaranteed in for the next. You know what the. Hell
Haunted Places Rewind: Island of the Dolls
"The grandmother told us to stay away. We snuck down to the canal again. It's our favorite place to play. I like to tease the little fish. That swim in the Muddy Shallows. Adela likes to weave reads to make a crown and pretend that she's a princess. Sometimes we wrote to the island. Adela always stares down into the water like she's looking for something. Grandmother does not like the river. It's curse. She says evil then she scolds me for leading my little sister. Danger Grandmother tells stories. While we make tortillas sometimes she talks about her ancestors who built a huge city on lake hundreds of years ago other times she tries to frighten us with sales of spirits who live in the water. These stories don't scare me. They aren't true that Adela believes every single word. She likes grandmother's stories about mermaids. The best grim says that sometimes the mermaids choose a special person someone with the blood of the ancient Aztecs to join them. Adele asks if we have Aztec blood running through our veins but grandmother does not answer she hugs us makes us promise to never go near the river at night sometimes available sit on the shore and stare out at the water. What I asked her what she's doing. She says that she's listening. She can hear our ancestors whispering in the wind. It's a secret. She makes me promise not to. Tell Grandmother. I listen. I hear nothing odd little sister. Yesterday Papa came home from the city. He worked there and we had not seen him in a long time. He brought presence. I got a soccer ball. Adela got a doll named it Sierra after mermaids she loans a dylan is skipped rocks across the water is. She's getting better but she's not as good as me. I got a rock skip seven times before it sank but delic claim to see something big in the deep water. But I didn't see anything. We ran home in time for dinner when we went to bed. Adela couldn't find sid ENA somewhere on the way home. She had lost her Adela started to cry. She thought that pop it was going to be angry. I hugged her promising that we would sneak out early in the morning to go look for her dog. It was still dark when we tiptoed out of the house. We walked along the shore with a torch looking for sitting. I thought I saw something floating in the middle of the river but it was hard to tell as we rode out to see what it was a Dallas said. She heard singing. She asked me if I heard it but I didn't the ruble scraped against something. I cursed words. That grandmother watches my mouth for. I thought we had hit a sandbar. Tried to roll my or but it was stuck in the mud. Adela leaned over the edge of the boat staring down into the water. I looked down a big black shadow. Swim next to us. Something grabbed my own. It yanked but I wouldn't let go. I yelled for help me. What she didn't move. She was still staring down into the water. I yelled at her again. She got to her feet. Suddenly I could hear it to the to singing. The Distance Adela had a strange look in her eyes. She said she was a princess. And the MERMAIDS here for before I could stop her. She jumped straight into the river. I screamed but Adela disappeared into the blackwater with hardly
Exclusive: "The Green Mile" Actor: Doug Hutchison talks about his new memoir.
"My next guest has been in such classics as the Wonderful Green Mile Lost X. x-files his current book flushing Hollywood. Fake News. Fake boobs memoir is making an enormous splash in media. He's been on the show numerous times times with our segment breaking down. Please welcome actor Doug Hutchison Doug as always love talking to you Derek. Thanks for having me again so yeah I love talking with you as well. Yes so there's definitely a lot to get to with your book and I think we should save that for the second half but like the last time we spoke doc. You had an opportunity to continue your active curriculum a lot of projects which were also going to get to but you were continuing your acting career and it took you into a I will. I will as a children's storybook faraway land right so so I've been dying to know because I I said you off the air for those listening that Doug don't tell me anything off the air but save offer on the air so that being said the last time we spoke you were nervous. You were getting in yourself together. Your dog door. You're getting everything ready to go to India. I'll let you take it from there. Okay Yeah it all came down. As often does super-quick lightning speed Suddenly cast to Star A Co.. Oh Star in a leading role in a movie called escape from Blackwater And it was filming it. We filmed in in Kerala. India the director is our Ellis Frazier. I ah my fellow cast was Isaiah. Washington is amazing actor Australian Born actor Louis Mandala War And a couple of other Really Great Guys Kevin Gage etc anyway. I'm a newcomer. Pulsa do who actually was the executive producer on the movie. is playing the lead but it was It was an adventure. A it I it it was up and down. I let me put it this way. It was a wonderful adventure. But it was also like guerrilla filmmaking aching at its peak I mean we were in the most unsavory unsafe Crazy Z places to shoot the movie to give you an idea and not give away too much is about these these guys in a underground prison somewhere. You don't know where they're at but it's called Blackwater. The conditions are horrific in this prison. So they attempt a breakout and A few of them do Managed to escape but then they're caught in the jungle of wherever they're at and You know they're running away from the soldier guards etc I would say if you took like I Dunno escape from Alcatraz plus a Papillon plus maybe a little bit of The dirty dozen thrown in there that's escaped escape from Blackwater and I played a character called Malcolm House thrown. I'm an American from California was thrown throwing into Blackwater for illegal drug transportation Pilot so I was illegally delete transporting opium to different countries for the CIA. And eventually I got thrown in the in the Blackwater and and And I I mean shooting in the jungle of Kerala India. Let me tell you first of all the and I'm not complaining by saying this. I'm just giving you the landscape in Ninety degrees plus least that March. I ch- Eighty eight to ninety degrees Humidity so you're dealing with mosquitoes Possible snakes thanks You're dealing with just unsavory conditions running through jungle full of rocks. Any one one of us could have broken a leg ankle. I mean it's a miracle nobody got hurt on still and And then just funny weird eared. Things like we had to be out of the jungle By I think it was like six thirty seven imperium when the sun went down because the elephants the Indian elephants would come back to their home at that point which is where we were shooting and and they would basically trash. The set sat because they didn't like us. I don't blame them they. They didn't like us there and we had to get out of there because it's dangerous. They the is beautiful. These creatures are they would have crushed us so it was this race toward sunset to get some of the shots done don and before the elephants arrived and I could go on and on and it was a really
8 Offbeat Questions About Cruise Ships Answered
"Gary Benbridge. This is another my tips travis. There are eight questions I hear people often ask on a cruise ship or ask me about cruising. They really are slightly unusual and a little bit on the side so I thought I would actually answer them right here right now starting with this. Is there a jail on board a cruise ship. Well actually there is. What's known known as a break? Now if this some issue normally passages will be restricted to their cabin but there is on most cruise ships a brig this is normally a pretty secure cure room normally in your security where they can hold up rowdy passages or in fact I guess crew until they get to the next port and can hand them over to authorities artis if something serious has happened now in reality one of the big challenges on board cruise ships is crime. And how much crime exists onboard a cruise. The statistics would suggest crime rates are not particularly high. However it's quite difficult to understand because there's no requirement and no sort of central registry because of the way that cruises run where they're registered however one of the ways of looking at crime is there are eight serious crimes which cruise companies have to report? If they're either embarking or disembarking in the United States of those eight series crimes three of them are the most reported that salts sexual assaults and theft thefts of large amounts of property high value property. However it's not really known how much petty crime exists on board a cruise ship? There are no police police on board and security will deal with most issues so the things you tend to hear about are the more serious things saying that in terms of the amount of crime crime per thousand or hundreds of thousands of passengers. It's really low on a cruise so when a crime does happen on cruise ship it get a lot of publicity but it is kind of hard to get the stats but if you do for foul and you do commit a crime or cause a disturbance there is brick on board which you will be thrown into the second question that I get asked a lot and here is how many people die on a cruise every year. Well actually the number surprise me. Small around about two hundred deaths are recorded on cruise ships bear in mind something like twenty one. Twenty two million people crews on cruise ships every year. It's a pretty small a number. Most of those deaths are related to age the dying of old age onboard cruise things to look out for on a cruise. If you hear over the Tannoy a system of the loudspeakers Operation Bright Star that means as a medical issue on board some sort of medical emergency on board and if you actually hear Operation Rising Star Star that means that has been a death on board of course the cruise lines not normally like to publicize it if it happens because it's normally happens kind of creepy and a cabin or whatever. So what do they do with the bodies. Well actually cruise ships do have a morgue and have to carry body bags normally body. We put in a body bag. It'll be stored in the mock walk now. What happens there buddy depends a little bit on the port? Some ports will want the body to be disembarked. I guess sometimes the family disembark on other cases the body he will stay on board until the ship gets back to port. It often started in because that just makes it much easier for the cruise line and often for the family to deal with the third question is is it a ship or is it a boat a lot of people on cruises go crazy when people call a cruise ship a cruise boat. So what is the right terminology terminology. Well in the whole military and all the maritime world's one of the rules that people use is you can put a boat on a ship the competition on a boat if you look at cruise ships they actually have boats on them. They have life on them so that does make them so. It's kind of informal thing. Another point of view is is anything over. Twenty meters of sixty feet is considered a ship so actually for example and river cruising longtime. They were called river boats because because they were shorter than sixty feet long however the general view is that anything's over that size is ships as in the military world. Anything of that size is I liked to be called a ship in practice. There's no right or wrong. However people who are into cruising will tend to call it a ship and and not about you'll even find some crews captains please so strong and so I've been on cruises for example on celebrity cruises where Captain Kate is is renowned for a badge that she wears which says it's a ship not about the next question I hear lot and it's actually one thing I wondered about for a long time is? Why is the safety drill called a muster drill? It's quite hard to find out the reason for that but it seems to be. It's always been called that and it's comes from the word muster muster which means to gather and it's stuck. It's become one of those terms for the safety drill very important. Of course the safety drill has to be done within. Twenty four hours was of passengers embarking. Since Costa Concordia that's become even stricter and now cruise lines do that. Before the ship actually sets sail the fifth question and is. If you've ever looked at daily program you'll see a couple of people have lots of Friends of bill and Dorothy. For example. Have lots of friends so the question you could ask is. Why on Earth do bill? W dorothy and Jimmy have so many friends that they actually have a meet up or friends of Bill. W you was the one that really kicked it all off and it's because cruise lines originally didn't want to say that they were hosting alcoholics. Anonymous Meetings Built W. refers to William or bill w Wilson who was one of the CO founders of the A. Dorothy was the codename way back when for the LGBTQ jibbed community you'll find nowadays that very few cruise lines talk about friends of Dorothy meetings and they will just call them. LGBT MEET UPS nowadays. It's the Dorothy slang word has kind of disappeared people dischord LGBT. The other one that you may see although it's much less common is friends of Jimmy and friends of Jimmy. Que refers to the or narcotics anonymous which was founded by James Kenan most cruise lines though will tend to direct people looking for an NA meeting friends of Jimmy K to the Friends of Bill W meeting. So that's why Bill Jimmy and Dorothy have so many friends. Yes and meet UPS aboard the ship and other question that I hear a lot is is it saltwater. In the toilets of course no one's going to get close enough enough to actually find out and test for themselves. Well actually originally. It was saltwater in the toilets that's before desalination plants became really really expensive and were just just prohibitive so salt water was actually used both in the showers and also in the toilets that created a lot of problems because caused rust and all sorts of problems within the actual equipment. But it was originally saltwater. Today it's not salt water. The next question is where does all this clean pure non-salted water come from. There's actually three places that it can come from on a cruise ship. The first and the most traditional is what's known as bunkering bunkering is maritime term for loading loading water on board a ship and of course if what is bunkered on a cruise ship. It's tested on both. Make sure it's all safe to drink. However nowadays cruise ships will tend to make their own water and two ways of doing that the first of the processes that cruise ships use themselves on board is known as steam? Evaporation so this is where the cruise ship uses uses the heat. The huge amount of heat that's generated by the engines. They take salt water. The heated up it evaporates the water evaporates all assaults and stuff is left behind. They then turn the steam back into water through condensation and they have water that they can entreat and make ready the other process S.. which is the most common process is known as reverse osmosis? So what happens here is was taken on board. And it's basically pushed through the microscopic screen which then keeps all the salts in the stuff like that behind and any of the fresh clean water go through because the water is then treated and make sure that it's safe to drink and consume and soon so this is the key ways that the ship gets water that people drink and use on board so water is perfectly safe drinking. It's processed and treated extremely Tarini thoroughly before it's sent through the ship for consumption and use. The next question is around waist now clearly on ships of several thousand people well an enormous amount of waste is going to be generated by human waste and rubbish. Waste so what actually happens to all of that waste. Let's talk first of all about surge. Judge Binds National Law. Oceangoing vessels are actually able to put surge in the once that twelve miles out from from land and they're going to certain speed however cruise ships are however not allowed to do it so all cruise lines which part of clear the Cruise Line Association abide right by policy which says that no untreated surge will be put it into the sea anywhere in the world at any time. So what happens. Well it's treated on board. First of all they take blackwater which is basically the human waste and take gray waters. That's water that's come out of things like the kitchens or the basis or the showers. Those two would is is all combined in certain ratios there then treated by nearly sort of bacterial treatment which purifies it then goes through another process they use UV to really treat the water rather than chlorine or chemicals because ultimately the water wants treated and is back to being completely it'd be safe and free of impurities is released normally back into the ocean when it comes to food waste all the food waste is collected and it goes through. These grinders turned turn basically into a runny mixture which then is normally also able to then be released into the sea sometimes of course it is then pumped in on land when it comes to other waste raced this whole process. What's important to know is crucial to have an environmental office on board charge of all of these various operations? So when it comes to waste your cabinet shoot for example. We'll sort through all of your waist and sorted into plastics to metals into paper. All of the glass is collected on board. It's sorted by color it's ground down and then disembarked because it sold off as waste can be recycled on land papers sorted out it's all bundled up and again that's handed of And sold for recycling and the same is done separately for Kabul and of course for things like metal cans all crushed down so there's a huge pick operation. One things. I would encourage you to do if you have a cruise ship that offers a full behind the scene to now you'll have to pay for these but it will take you right and down as the deck of the ship and you get to meet the environmental officer and you get to see the whole processing plot and it's really interesting to see how they take the waste both human wastes and the gray ray water and paper and glass and cans and it's really good to see firsthand how it's actually dealt with so this whole big recycling operation that takes WCHS place onboard cruise
"blackwater" Discussed on Haunted Places
"Now back to the story. Blackwater river state park and nearby Pensacola Florida, have some strange stories to tell Ted Bundy was caught by Pensacola police officer. While heading for the Alabama state line, two of the nine eleven hijackers were taught to fly at Pensacola. Naval air station in Pensacola is abortion clinics have been the target of multiple bombings and shootings. Most notably on Christmas morning in nineteen Eighty-four people believe strongly here, sometimes to the point of murder but belief can also work miracles, if you ask the right.
"blackwater" Discussed on Haunted Places
"It wasn't a life changing science project, but it was quick on dri would borrow her dad's waiters measure the salt levels in different bodies of water in the western part of the Florida panhandle. Make some statement about erosion and be good. It was a genius plan and blackwater river was her last stop. She waded into the water and filled up to the five vials she needed for her project. Log brushed against her arm. It took Andrea two seconds, too long to realize that the texture didn't feel like bark the logs split in half and Audrey fell backwards says she realized her mistake giant glinting teeth splashed against the water. Her tree, log.
Schiff says House to make criminal referral on Erik Prince
"The house. Intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff plan is to send a criminal referral to the Justice department for the blackwater founder, Erik prince charging the prince willingly misled the intelligence panel when he testified before it in two thousand seventeen Princess testimony was about a meeting with a high ranking Russian official during the Trump transition blackwater was a security management and law enforcement and military training company. Eric prince is the brother of Betsy DeVos and his from west Michigan prince is a former navy
Dissecting the latest episode of 'Game of Thrones'
"Take a look at just quick recap of episode three of season eight, and we'll be back to continue this discussion. Nice to write seen. We can do. The truce in the face. King. He's. The data already here. Now before going further, let me just go in in give my respects in pay attention to the chat because last week. We went about twenty minutes when just about twenty minutes. Yeah. In the whole time that like look at the tech. God damn it would tell you. There's no sound. So let me go ahead and make sure that we can be heard, and we can be seen chat. We'll do that. Let me know if everything's going. All right on your in. Please talk to us. Let us know if anything is messing up, please let us know if we need to go in and press a button or pull a lever completely start over because. Well, I'm just saying up. In why you do that. I'll just go. Now, you'll my tests myself bear nervous right now. Very nervous. And then at the end of the show, I'm going to have a very special guests come on somebody. We should done this Lascaux, but we were talking about early today on Sunday service, but we're talking about vengeance. Which you know, talking about going deep and long with that. Freezer. I'll go I'll go deep and long day for vengeance. But. Let me see here. Let me see everything, Michael. Okay. You good. Airbus is good. We good y'all. Good. Everybody's happy. So that means we can continue with this discussion right here. Now. One of the things that I think makes me ask the question of is this truly game of thrones. And I'm not asking us in a way. That's nets nerdy. I'm not trying to be some game of thrones hipster, isn't that the game of thrones? I know, you know, I I was in a game of thrones twin was coup and in that kind of thing which some people actually doing. It kind of makes you ask this question. When you have an episode like this. We have an episode that is putting emphasis on action. And you know, we knew ahead of time that this is going to be they say, this is this is the battle episode. You know, you have several of those what was it. Battle bass widow blackwater blackwater. Yeah. What the one at the wall? Which is a lot of. That episode is a lot of people's favorites. There's been some backlash on an episode to which we can bring up here. Now what I will say is with this episode, and I'm going to start spreading around the table here. I did have some problems with it. And I think it does have something to do with the fact that this is a full battle episode with a lot of action happening one of the things that this man and in in in Samuel argon about in here, which I do I do agree with. It was. Okay. So one of the things I think that makes the episodes of game of thrones so special when they do battles. They give you a sense of scope, right? They have a lot of shots aerial shots. Why shots? Shots of battlegrounds where people clashed on against each other here there.
"blackwater" Discussed on Poetry Off The Shelf
"Blackwater nail scratched walls, your pure face turned away, embarrassed. You who the earth was four? That ending you her. The earth was four really sends chills down my spine. It's what makes it more than a description of a prisoner. Why would you have that other beating of of of a soul in prison here? What gives where what clues do you hear in the language there? Hartley in relation to jeans other poetry than the certain metaphor that come up. The cell has a baby we lost the baby. But the real thing was the word peeler. And then the line the last line your pure face turned away, embarrassed. You who the earth was four to me those main that it's had two levels all the time. Now, a lot of people would call her spiritual poets, and she herself has said that she is going towards the spiritual rather than away from it. Sense of gene is that she's had several religious periods in her life that they come and they go and in a sense the coming in the going has become part of the content and the form of her poetry stern. Other poem this is called door in the mountain during the mountain is also the title of her new and collected poems, which came out a few years ago and two thousand and four anything you wanna say about this before it's very Representative of the poet who is very specifically, gene in all her work of sort of inflight for life, and then dark the dark interior already, which is the only safe place ever seems to find this is door in the mountain. Never ran this hard through the valley. Never ate so many stars. I was carrying a dead deer tied onto my neck and shoulders. Dear leagues hanging in front of me. Heavy on my chest. People in not wanting to let me in. During the mountain. Let me in. So what what does that suggest you door in the mountain led me in longs to the earth? It is it is the material world. That. That it told you have in the end is the material world and either there's an entrance deeper into it. Or there's nothing. Yeah. And there's no indication in the poem that there is it's just a there's a belief that there is, but the, but the speaker in the poem is still outside that mountain. That's Jane's politics is very much about that relationship to the material world, not not not gonna happen. Here's a question. Jean Valentine is spent a good bit of her life in New York City, the most urban place the United States yet urban life doesn't make them any appearances in her poetry. It's really the natural world that she draws her images from how do you explain that?.
Former Blackwater guard convicted of murder in Iraq shooting spree
"blackwater" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"Kicking off today's tale in seventeen eighty seven. When Harry it's mother Harriet green is born on a Maryland plantation heritz family believed to have come. You know tonight is states are come to be in the United States with your rival of her maternal grandmother. A woman they modesty modesty. The only grandparent of Harriet Tubman than any records are known to survive for and modesty was brought over from either Ghana or the Ivory Coast as a member of the Ashanti tribe. Social man named Athol Patterson in the mid to late eighteenth century who had a two hundred and sixty five acre plantation Dorchester county, Maryland situated on the east side of the little blackwater river near its confluence with large blackwater river, just a few miles from Chesapeake Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean Athol ATO, we're name ATT H O W sounds like somebody with the lisp try to say. Call him an asshole know, maybe it's a little bit accent. He's beautiful child's a well. What should we name? I'll beautiful little at. Now. The mouse if we drown them in the will o' child's as ODA is those wonderful name child's Suvidhaya tho fifth coach in the death of this woman. From the war f- in front of his home asked how Paddison probably shipped tobacco timber grain destined for England and other markets received goods originating from the West Indies England's Willis other trading points. New England long Chesapeake Athol was a revolutionary war veteran modest farmer and slave holder who could trace his roots in Dorchester county back to at least the end of.
This 'Water in a Box' Technology is Changing the Game
"The CEO and chairman of origin clear. They're a publicly traded company. We followed for some time there. Stocks OC L N if the leading provider of water treatment solutions, and of course, the water chain inventor, Israel, executive, Mary, but lots of great stuff going all your company raised. We thought we just do a big a big review of what's happening with you guys because you're all over the news. I'm getting a lot of people emailing us about about a new investment offering with with origin clear. And and so you guys are moving and shaking with your acquisitions. And of course, your technology is is is. Valued at the highest level since he hasn't restarted so talk a little bit about the review of what's going on here. Hey, guys. Yeah. So been awhile and the interim things have really taken off on performance. The headline you see on the homepage. There is that progressive water are Texas our Texas company doubled its revenues year over year at the half year, Mark and that is continuing. And then of course, we took on this new group called modular water, which I talk about in these videos from another channel. Yeah. And and basically modular water came out of nowhere with a huge book of business and started doing deals literally in the same month started. And we're rapidly ramping up up, and this is a super cool technology for these. They're sort of like water systems in a box. They're fully packaged in these rigid containerized systems, and they they pop them out of the factory on a truck drop in the ground. It's great, for example, real estate developers love them because they can put up a system connect to the sewage and they can water their golf course with the grand blackwater from the home. So it's a beautiful thing. And he's kicking and this and this is one of your subsidies. So a couple of years ago rigs went on aquisition strategy, and by the way, acquisition strategies, are brilliant because they literally are the fastest way to grow your bottom line when you're when when you acquire a company using stock and cash for currency, and then suddenly you have all their assets on your book. And the first thing you do is you get rid of the debt, and you start you start romancing. The biggest customers this is this is one of the acquisition stories, great, right? Well, it's amazing because this is a company we were actually going to choir couple of years ago for a lot of cash and the thing about private companies is they tend to be undercapitalized. And sure enough we were there waiting eilly right out of capital and said, this is a deal. And we said, okay, we were like the FOX and his Larry. And he's got an amazing business. I really can't get into the forecast. But we'll be able to report that guidance in early November. It's been going on in Q three. So the big stuff going on there. And we have a slate of acquisitions for which we've hired a mid market investment, Bank, New York. Again, I'm limited what I can say. But they're they've committed to this. And it looks really really good. This is some great companies, and they will dramatically increase our revenue profit. He is one of those boxes. Put out the modular water system box, you drop it. And like you're saying five gallons an hour. Fifty million day. I don't know what what kind of. What kind of what can you move through the machine? Well, typically, it's around fifteen thirty thousand gallons per day. That's enough to water a golf course. Well, you see this photos there. These are these rigid plastic things and a top right? You see a pump station. Now, there's one that's been installed at the federal courthouse. In fact, and all of southern California is full of pump stations that are rotting because they're concrete, and literally dissolving this thing goes in it's one hundred year life, we could go all day long. And they're simple. The prophet is astonishing. Know, what's interesting here is how you guys have really taken a top down approach created enterprise wide solutions because not only do you have aquisition strategy for things like this. Because also technology talking about your technology because there's a lot of IP around around. What you guys do at some point. You're gonna be able to take that dubbing model that she wants dreamed avenue in every country, not only that, but we're actually going to go direct to market with our technology. We decided that licensing is great. But it's like watching the kettle boil and it never does. When you watch it. So weird thing then you step away, and it overflows. So here we are with licensing model. That's going raid. China. My guide jail is going to Amman this month to close a deal with the national petroleum company. They're doing really well in the oil patch by the way, and you know, that the Permian has a big big problem right now because they're going to have to stop production. When is it twenty twenty-five if they don't do something about all the water? They pray premiums in Texas. Right. Is that right? The Saudi Arabia of the US. Permian basin. It's huge huge. And so we're in there. We're actually selling dish inspection systems that sweeten the crude. And we sell that at scale. Of course, we're not we have a license. And of course, it stealth because y'all all mystery, please don't talk about us. Forget. So instead, we talk about manure effluent in fate. That's what it is. As a new name for it. Yeah. Before let's get out of here today. Tell us what's tell us. What's happening in the next the next eighteen months with your guests. Well, I really believe that we can achieve the profitability. That's our we have the best show holding the planet. They so believe in this technology navy ridge. Good go for it. You're you're great. And they've been behind us this this current offering is fantastic. Because it's not just more stuff. We don't want you to buy more stock if you're in a credit investor we want to invest in an asset which will tell you about if you Email at invest at origin, clear dot com. I'll tell you what we're gonna put that on our website for you. Because you you should see that. If you want to get involved with their technology, fantastic stuff. It's not like
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Janine Herbst. The us war in Afghanistan, stretched on for nearly seventeen years. And today President Trump's national security advisor addressed the idea of using private contractors to help fight the war this after an NBC report last week, saying the president was considering the idea of privatization and Pierce. Shannon vans, aunt has more in an interview with ABC news this week President Trump's national security advisor. John Bolton said he is open to the possibility of privatising what has now America's longest war there always a lot of discussions. I find them helpful. I'm always open to to new ideas, but I'm not going to comment on what what the thinking is that a welcome it Lee, the presence decision NBC news has reported the president is interested in a proposal by blackwater, founder Erik prince to hire private military
"blackwater" Discussed on WGN Radio
"That what do we say that the the fella who was in charge of blackwater he prince eric prince said handovers phones to his phone computer by the i got a sense that the guy who runs blackwater when he hands over the phone they're going to be spending a lotta time trying to figure out oh the epa guy out one the email year anybody stand he was very quiet fellow from his government email yeah how is that possible fella who set i he did not go to yemen sydney that yemen to the seychelles then said he was there but then he accidentally ran into the russian yeah that seems hard to believe that you just happened to be in the seychelles and happened on the fellow who's the putin guy yeah happens all the time we're running into putin guess let me just like there for the president to say there's no collusion it's getting almost ridiculous because so many people who were in the campaign literally in the campaign yeah not just not just friends of his but in the campaign paid for had contact with russians not to mention his sons happens happens like what are your cousin trouble i'm just saying you wanna end up in one of those kids that's what we're gonna that's one of our trade deals with north korea we get work camps designs for work camps and they're going to get harley davidson maybe some movies give them a few movies keep us thinking just a few minutes i've got your chance to win a.
United States, Mary Jordan and Komo discussed on News, Traffic and Weather
"That election was dead even in the country has been since then a red and a blue country and people never talked about red states and blue states until then and we increasingly we hear we turn on stations that we want to listen to we don't really hear the other side we live in places with people like us there's even signs that we're not marrying people from other political parties now people are increasingly tribal and that's a that's kind of a big issue because people don't even wanna talk to each other you know it's not the united states of america it's the divided states of america marry the is wonderful thanks so much for sharing with us and again that's mary jordan you could read it and washington post dot com the article is the latest sign of political divide shaming and shunning public officials and mary jordan was speaking with komo's tom hutler the special counsel investigating russian election meddling digging deeper into trump ally and blackwater founder erik prince abc's aaron katersky with more eric prints may be this country's most wellknown private military contractor but he has come under scrutiny for an alleged effort to establish it back channel between the trump administration and the kremlin prince has denied it but it's now told abc news he has given the special counsel total access to his phone and computer lebaneseamerican businessman named george nader has said he set up a meeting in the seychelles between prince and a putin ally prince has described it as a chance encounter over a beer prince also faces questions over business deals with.
Mueller obtains Trump ally Erik Prince's phones, computer: ABC
"To have you back and one target of special counsel robert muller's pro trump ally prince who was the founder of blackwater technologies eric prints may be this country's most well known private military contractor but he has come under scrutiny for an alleged effort to establish a back channel between the trump administration and the kremlin prince has denied it but it's now told abc news he has given the special counsel total access to his phone and computer a lebaneseamerican businessman named george nader has said he set up a meeting in the seychelles between prince and a putin ally prince has described it as a chance encounter over a beer prints also faces questions over business deals with russian nationals aaron katersky abc news new york in cities across the country the national security agency is using at and t to monitor billions of emails calls and online chats the intercepts says has been going on for years and it's not just limited to at and t customers cbs tech analysts larry mac it says this is a red flag this disclosure brings up important issues about the role of american companies in providing data to the us government for surveillance purposes companies are of course required to comply with court ordered requests for information but this raises questions about the extent to which at and t have gone avid way to provide the government not only with information about its own customers but customer of other companies who's traffic is handled by at and t according to this report the nsa considers at and t one of its most trusted partners wbz news time three twelve traffic in a minute right now tom cuddy in the ace tikka dot com sports studio joe fighting.
"blackwater" Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW
"To help boost the campaign eric prints founder of blackwater evil blackwater a us defense contractor who specializes in the middle east and had close ties to the campaign also attended the meeting which was first reported by the new york times on saturday following mr trump's election mr nature made a payment to mr zumel of two million dollars which a person familiar with the payment described as and i know what you're thinking as a payment for having the meeting with donald trump junior no according to the wall street journal according to a person familiar with the payment described it as unrelated to the campaign it's out of control we actually have think about separation of powers the brilliance of the founders and establishing separation of powers so that one branch oversaw another branch never foresaw or never even imagine an unaccountable person like robert muller whose job was to look into russian collusion of which we now know there really was no russian collusion and he has oh he's got a couple of processed crimes perjury or lying to the fbi nothing substantive and now he's investigating a meeting between an australian born israeli businessman who has experience in social media and intelligence gathering so if if the hillary clinton campaign had a meeting with an australian born israeli businessman with experience and social media and intelligence gathering the collective the collective shirking of the shoulders across the country would cause a volcanic eruption like we haven't hawaii because it doesn't make any difference yet somehow we now are investigating a meeting with an expert in social media and intelligence gathering does that make a rat we have a bureaucrat out of control that we have a deputy attorney general probably is not willing to step forward and put a stop to the this because he's you're listening to the michael brown show busy highways and a bunch of problems that commerce city drive is stops you may want to stay up for westbound seventy couple of problems emergency roadwork on westbound seventy near vasquez there the right lane blocked bad accident in the backups westbound seventy near quebec those champs onto i seventy backing up westbound i seventy as well jam ups downtown stop and go on i twenty five there's an accident northbound i twenty five up here twentieth been sitting in the left lane and a record of.
"blackwater" Discussed on KBOI 670AM
"On the bohannon show tell us about your experience with with blackwater because i've had some interesting programs about them and then some programs with people who were associated with with blackwater and some of the us military who dealt with firms like blackwater in iraq and i came away with the personal view and again i i i was in vietnam but that was the jurassic period and we didn't get involved and stuff like that at least not to the extent that i was was involved there the experience that i heard from a lot of people over in iraq was it if you have a combat zone and you've got private contractors operating side by side with the us military that there really is a necessity to have the local military commander be in charge and that any private contractor in the area if they're told to jump they should say how high and they a lot of these military folks with whom i spoke did not feel that that they were really in charge of what was going on at blackwater and similar firms acted on their own is that a fair criticism well i don't know if it was a criticism i i do know you have competing you have competing government agencies there so you have you have the three letter agencies that operate there and you have contractors that work for them you have the state department and then you also have dod and so it depending on which which group you work for is going to depend on who you have to answer to and so in many cases you would have state department and dod conflicted about who controlled what or who should be doing what and there's a lot of infighting by by those government agencies and the contractors are really there they just they know who they work for so if i worked for state department and i'm on the ambassador's detail and the obasanjo gives me an order and tells me what to do as long as that's a lawful order than i have i'm duty bound to respect it are the lines of thirty th there needs to be one voice speaking well that you can then that's that's something that you would that you take up with dod and stay that's not a contractor issue but i do agree with you and what.
"blackwater" Discussed on Post Show Recaps
"Yeah i just wrote in my notes oh the adventures that rick on and osho will have yeah which is to say zero zero adventures no adventures but adventures yeah yeah what are you gonna do okay joshua anything else from the reins of cast amir i think one of the things that prevents this from being better episode than blackwater for me not only like the relative lack of unity of vision compared to blackwater i think that's the thing that really strengthens blackwater over this as an episode on the rewatch it's also i think like again like the you you've got so much of this guy who is playing darwin a harris now who is not going to be a factor in the show ever again after this so it's just it's weird that that seen the whole scene in unify just feels very odd kind of out of place to me i don't know about you yeah the dario of just that he's like a hot guy and he's like a charmer yeah i don't know it doesn't it doesn't hold up yeah hold up in twenty thirteen yeah yeah but i kind of forgotten like the extent of his involvement in this episode and i think that he does drag the episode down enough to to let blackwater be the superior episode in my mind anything else from this episode before before we close out there's the whole line that gillies says to sam you're like a wizard that i think people are very excited about as sam continues to be an important person moving forward and game of thrones as like maistre foreshadowing.
AP News in Brief at 11:04 p.m. EDT
"A conspiracy theory not a conspiracy theory folks millions and millions of people the pentagon says it will be weeks until the first national guard troops are deployed to the border the details still need to be worked out with the states and one of those states california which of course has a big border with mexico is so far saying they do not agree to cooperate with this plan abc's jonathan karl special counsel robert muller obtaining evidence calling into question congressional testimony given by trump supporter and blackwater founder erik prince last year brother of education secretary betsy devos was irritated by democrats raising questions about a meeting the head with a russian with close ties to vladimir putin half a world away at the seychelles islands the days just before trump's inauguration they're asking us fishing expedition questions prince it's a house investigators he had met putin ally in russian businessman career dmitriev in the seychelles by chance i didn't fly there to meet any russian guy prints testified last november president he had gone there to discuss possible business opportunities with officials from the united arab emirates and he said they suggested he meet with the russian but princess testimony is now being revisited because of george nader eleven american with international connections sources tell abc news robert muller has obtained documents from nature that appear to conflict with princess testimony about the seychelles encounter nature now a key witnesses testified before muller's grand jury at least four times sources say among the documents muller has secured those suggesting nater met with prince at the pierre hotel in new york city on january third two thousand seventeen and within twenty four hours later sent prince detail bio information on dmitriev showing he was a powerful putin ally a week later prince was in the seychelles having a beer with dmitriev native says he was at the seychelles meeting something prince never mentioned it and it's gonna snow testimony press at night going to the seychelles as a representative of the.
"blackwater" Discussed on Ear Biscuits
"You're much to fit to be an rv owner you know what i'm saying well even the rv forum say well you should you should rent an rv and you should and there were you know i was starting to wig out like reading all the stuff leading up to like well you should you should go on a short trip just to get a feel for it you don't wanna go on a long dress before the marathon you wanna just like get a feel for everything you gotta know how to empty the tanks and there's so many tanks on an rv i go to pick up the thing and the guys walking me through it and every time he would tell me something like first thing he did was like now you put your put the garden hose on this and you fill it up with water got it and then he knows the valve side it and he was like and then when you get to the place you put their garden hose up to this place and you connected semi permanently got it and i i noticed a pattern because then the next thing he likes squats down and there's a there's like to pull handles in a big pipe news like this is where you get rid of your d what did he call it gray water and your black water and you gotta you gotta hook up your hose to run it into their septic tank before you pull this valve for the blackwater because if you pull the blackwater vow i you're gonna have your family stinky all over you got it and everything he would end these like then you pull the gray one and it runs the rest of the the you know what the blackout of the out of the tube flushes this with your sink and you're in your shower water.
"blackwater" Discussed on The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds
"Anus. Eric said he was put on an al-qaeda hitlist good. Yeah, of course of course you were and that forced him to take extensive security precautions for his family in March two thousand ten, Eric's prints, air print sold aviation worldwide services, which included seventy three aircraft and this is what he's built up. This seventy three aircraft and seven hundred men come later. A federal grand jury issued a fifteen count indictment against black waters, former president and four other executives charging they conspired to skirt federal weapons loss this that thing before the whistle. They really wanted prints that was the target. The prosecution said, blackwater got the Camden County sheriff's department says North Carolina to buy automatic weapons. So they they're, they could buy out amount of governors, put it, but Zeh couldn't. They had to go the other channels. So they were getting the right. They gave the king of Jordan, several firearms and falsified paperwork to cover it up. They shipped Ilia weapons to Iraq. And dog food blackwater said they had to hide the guns because crept Iraqis would take them by two thousand and ten blackwater shelling on two million a month in legal bills in April two thousand eleven a US federal appeals court reinstated the manslaughter charges against the four guards who had killed the Iraqis and the square nice. I like it was manslaughter. And yet in two thousand twelve blackwater settled a lawsuit filed by six of the victims for an undisclosed sum. Then in February two thousand thirteen. The government's prosecution collapsed. Charges against the three of the blackwater executives were dismissed and two others agreed to plead guilty to reduced misdemeanor charges for faulty record, keeping no jail for faulty record keeping no jail blackwater paid a forty two million penalty to the State Department for violating arm, export loss. Once senior prosecution officials said the Obama administration continuing to award contracts to former blackwater companies. While the case was going on against blackwater is what killed the case. He compared the blackwater empire to a drug syndicate and said, prosecutors should not get anyone under prince two, so they could not get anyone under our prince to everyone was scared to testify against Eric prints. Quote, this is very much the concern. You push the buttons on the company, but the main bad guy gets away and does it again. No criminal charges were filed against air. It's like a tapeworm. We gotta get it by damn head, put milk in front of your his mouth, and then he doesn't even need be milk. It's just some kind of little tree. Yeah, see. Put a treat in front airi'q like a put a little tree in front Eric's mouth and then the state Tannock demon that's taken over this otherwise, a gorgeous, wonderful it. Chris lion pious vehicle is finally, we could finally rip the demon out and then Eric, and then ereck. Dave guests realized the error of his ways. Yeah, Eric sold as services to Los Angeles based consortium in December two thousand and ten, and the company became academy. Eric, kept ownership of the blackwater trademark and the bear paw logo. I wonder why he couldn't. He wouldn't. Sorry. He wouldn't rule out not using it again, right? He then moved to Abu diabe booth the up in the United Arab efforts. Autocracy that looks modern compared to the insane Saudi Arabia. By that. I mean, women are allowed to drive, but they have a lot. So. Eric remain in a Virginia resident taxpayer while I lived there and then he got to work. He brought Colombians into the United Arab Emirates posing as construction workers. Okay. They were actually soldiers for an eight hundred man secret mercenary arming. Eric was building for the crown prince of Abu diabe God racing and army. Very wealthy Muslim Sheik is obviously very Christian mercenaries were to conduct operate special operations inside and outside of the defend from terrorist attacks and put down internal revolts. They former Australian army officer was publicly listed as commander of what was called the presidential guard. One reason for the Colombians and other foreigners was that Eric prince has a strict rule higher, no Muslims because Muslims soldiers could not be counted on to kill fellow Muslims because that's never happened. That's a tenant. October two thousand eleven Obama announced. Quote. The last American soldiers will cross the border out of Iraq with their heads, held high proud of their success. Big news in total fucking bullshit. As you now know, American soldiers are not private contractors. Bumba actually was leaving an army size division of mercenaries behind the US has not left Iraq and will not be doing so for the foreseeable future. We've built the largest embassy in the world in Baghdad. October two thousand fourteen Fred, a federal jury, convicted of one of the shooters from the square. Okay, we're getting there seven years later date. Give me some give me so. I'm hungry is convicted of first degree murder. The three other guards were convicted of voluntary manslaughter and using a machine gun to commit a violent crime in. That's quite thing to say the murder got life in prison. The other thirty years. Air kept on being Eric. He founded front frontier resource group, a logistic and transportation company based in Hong Kong. Here we go. Let's find out how awful this is. If anyone else, George doesn't various the largest investor was the Chinese government's biggest state own investment firm. Okay. Eric, then traveled to at least a half a dozen countries to offer private military forces. He met with Libyan officials, which is how is this possible, which is under a bunch of UN and defense restrictions. Totally, totally illegal. Eric went to Nigeria, and he met with president Goodluck, Jonathan, and offered a one point, five billion dollar proposal to wipe out Boko haram everywhere. He was trying to sell modified small aircraft to be used militarily this. I mean this the, I mean, what this results in far as your world wide warfare chaos. I mean, is just it's it's all for fucking money, and it's F R Gs leadership objected to what Eric was doing. Several FRG colleagues said he was using his role as chairman to offer blackwater like services to foreign governments. These were services F R G could not handle because it lacked the capacity expertise and legal authority do. So they were not set up to do any of this, right? He's just going out and selling them as a military, oh shit. They're, they're not that like this. Thank you, said transportation and logistic like the guys who are there like, we don't do that. So it starts this internal fucking thing at the company. The board then the board was told it was shifting into security services, what to assist China's international development policy. This disgusted to American executives CEO Greg Smith. And retired Admiral William Fallon, a frontier board member. They both quit once said, quote, Eric's road chairman, Eric wants to be a real, no shit mercenary. He's off the rails, exposing many US citizens to criminal liability. He's Eric hides in the shadow and uses F S G for legitimacy. There's an internal struggle at F G in two thousand and five S F S G retained. So I think there's a president guy there, whatever the Smith guy retains the law firm, king and Spalding to conduct a review of the company's legal exposure to violations of US law on weapons sales, and the export of defence services to foreign they find. So someone in the company is asking the law firm check to see if Eric is right, and they've got to be like. Well, yeah, specifically, Eric tried to make. Make a deal with Azerbaijan's ministry of defence for several American crop dusters that he had secretly modified into attack and surveillance aircraft. But now it seems that he's super fucking low rant. Right? Yeah. No, it is like sad, what? It's but it's, it's sad, it's just nickel and diamond. It's like the upside is no longer there, but you have heroin was great at first, but now I've got a shoot it in between my toes. It's not even good junk. He used to be working with fucking journals, and I was like, hey, I give them through the crop duster creature through the movie to to crop dusters. Okay, you can. We get two. Okay. I want to do is I'm gonna outfit the crop dusters. Okay. Then. Oh, by the way I got skateboards skateboard. Roman candles on the back. When you ride downhill, you're going to look like when I got spaceship. Okay. Come on a sucker dick. If you'll buy fireworks for me, I'll talk to you buy fireworks. Christie mouth. Come on. I can't slow you come, but I could just put it come on. So the law firm concluded, Eric could potentially be charged with brokering defense articles without a license in two thousand sixteen the firm lawyer, Chris Wray informed the Justice department that Eric prints had likely violated US law while trying to sell secretly modified military attack aircraft to Azerbaijan's military. I mean, so the law firm hired by his own company is now fucking narking him out to the Justice department.
"blackwater" Discussed on The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds
"Burgan. In nineteen Ninety-six Joan found a lump in her breast. Okay. And she's pretty young, right? Yeah. Eric was discharged from the seals to get out and take care of her. I guess I assume maybe. Okay. That's why he left to show. That's how it seems. The family sold Chris automotive for one point, three, five billion. And Eric Inc. They company known as blackwater lodge and training center. The company bought thirty one hundred acres in North Carolina, quote, a cross between a shooting range in a country club for special forces person. I did. I mean, that is an insane hybrid, no, it's a country clubs club for navies feels it's a country club and shooting place for for guys who kill people for live, right one of those deals. Okay, cool. He Eric called it, his quote field of dreams. Oh my God. What just vicious, Eric? It's like it's like in his in his mind. It's no different than than than carving out a baseball field in shoeless. Joe Jackson is going gonna come out of the cooler and gyro one goes, come out you with them so that acceptance, these are dead navy seals. So blackwater lodge in training center officially opened the next year. The property was now half the size of Manhattan. Oh my God. It's expanding and expanding. Eric had invested six million of his own money, which sounds. A lot until you realize that the family has one point eight dollars and it's like fucking sh- it's like a nothing literally could change. Blackwater trained, private and government forces. Police officers came from around the country. Foreign governments got counter terrorism training, Steve Waterman of soldier of fortune magazine quote, a great Chow hall, a great show all yet. Satellite TV systems in the dorms and plenty of hot water in the showers. I would put blackwater head of any of the civilian or military training sites I have visited. I'm sorry. I just want to make sure who who were they training it right now. They're just training like this is well. He clearly invited the guy from soldier of fortune down to have a spin, right? So, but right now they're training their training elite. No, no. They're training private and government forces officers. Right from all over the country. So they foreign government sending counter-terrorism, right? So they are militarizing forces in their their training, really anybody, they're hired service for any anyone who wants. I mean, obviously they're not gonna train al-qaeda, but but still, I mean, we trained Kedah point. So it's like, you know, when it comes back to bite, you sometimes in April nineteen ninety nine, two students killed twelve classmates. And one teacher. At Columbine high school. Then six weeks blackwater had built a sixteen room steel building that was built for live gunfire inside and explosions outside for dynamic entry. There was a soundtrack of alarms and people screaming. Eric quote, we called the massive structure. Are you ready high school? Oh, what? The? What? Why? I never heard of this. They built a fake high school stage to like the shooting. Practice practicing these elite forces. Swat guys, you're practicing. We had actors playing students covered in blood and pleading for help. I bought it. Good news. Got the role of a lifetime playing a science teacher or the hall of his playing a biology teacher whose been cut in the throat with a beaker backpacks contained mock moms, shooters hid among the students to lie and wait for police over four months. Blackwater trained. Four hundred swat officers in the building. Route two that lay that that. So the great thing about that is, is it stopped all that stuff. What's. Very dry day? I was like, but it did away. Eric, John had more kids. She Ballack cancer. It common go returning and. Of course not in two thousand and moved to Virginia to be close to DC and blackout. Water was then approved for government contracts, hey. Really? The great unraveling after al-qaeda bombed the USS Cole in Yemen. Blackwater got a three point. Sorry, three, seven point three, five point, seven million dollars contract to train twenty thousand navy sailors. So when ABCL's sailors a navy say, okay, well sailors. Okay. So I mean. Yeah. Okay. So blackwater is doing very, very well. What seems like I'm this point. I mean, I'm not a big. Guy. Honor stands a military very well, but it seems like we're doing fine. Trading sailors yet. We'll see like anybody who was like, hey, they're, they're not trained. Well, right. Apparently this guy. Are they? I mean, are they training them to just training them for anti-terrorism fucking bullshit that anybody could train for it more violent, I mean, or just just like it's just a fantasy camp fancy. Well, people would say they actually use it during the war, but yeah, but even when you hear shovel here, but it's a number one blackwater expanded again to more than twelve square miles a flood. At this point. So after the on the US military had come up with something called the Abrahams doctrine, I feel like it's going to be weird. Basically, if a military operation could not get public support of the level needed to involve the entire nation, then maybe it shouldn't happen in the first place was that this was after after Vietnam. I mean, we never never. Was that in play, right? Oh, no, yeah. Yeah. Because for you know, what had Reagan invade and that he would have wanted to invade something, but he made it Granada, but these guys wanted to invade more stuff, right? So, yeah, it did for a little while Vietnam did. We didn't invade anybody for what twenty years until Panama. That's a pretty big deal. We love her. I love and all right. Yeah. So. So Donald Rumsfeld becomes a secretary of defense yet guy on September tenth, two thousand one. Oh, Jesus, Stahl rump. So give a major address and named the enemy. Pentagon bureaucracy. Quote, somebody ask, how in the world could the secretary of defense attacked the Pentagon in front of its people to them. I reply have noticed fire to attack the Pentagon. I want to liberate it. We need to save it from itself. What is he saying? He's saying that they're just not. He's saying, let's let's stop hiring a public employees and start bringing in private employee shit. Jesus. Oh my God. That's really good timing. Oh yeah, it'd be the next day. It was nine. Eleven right. So a private armies a great way to get around the Abrahams doctrine, right? Because now you don't have people getting drafted and dying in war you guys to do it and. Then nine eleven happened, huge, struck lock, fair prints, write quote. I, the only guys celebrated more than Gary Condit.
"blackwater" Discussed on The Good Fight
"Traveled have enough to eat who lack electricity blackwater that is the most pressing injustice and if the prize for giving people a little bit more goods a little bit more of us life's necessities is sort of rising a quality at the level of nation state venture vets okay and we should really celebrate over all the elephants of because by lots of people who do worst have had real improvements were life the translate into a meaningful to them having food on the table but on the other hand our political life world is it a level of nation state and the effects of living in a video an equal society that go beyond that and so i find myself really torn i'm a look at vyskov and i say while this is tremendously good news but it's also tremendous de bad news as presence before the same time i agree with that you noise adult different aggrandize why the world is a complicated place because we really thinks were very simple it for now be our world but let me on and tried to sort of discuss that a little bit more you know the first argument which was really basically cosmopolitan argument because essentially it was a good news and even if you can say well some people lost out you know that proverbial led steelworker in michigan lost out but the world became a better place many chinese get good doubt the really abject poverty and became middle class it is true from custom cosimo waiting to point of you'll but using debt as some people have used and i have disagreed in the us to basically browbeat people of the workingclass the by saint lam look guys on the war level you are really doing very well you have a car you have a garage who kept some pows and you should be happy that actually people whole even one dollar a day are now richer it's the politically nonsensical statement because this is not of course the world that they're concerned would noaa noaa should not really odds them to be concerned with the world which is very far away from them and moreover i think actually what people that would say well you're telling me that while you are a part of the us.
"blackwater" Discussed on Game of Thrones The Podcast
"All right kyle why from washington hey guys have a question for each of you regarding your battle the blackwater episode a ron given your book knowledge which parts of the battle from the books that didn't make it on screen did you miss the most one the rating of the king's would by tyrians mountain clans blood so he's referring to remember that like this tyrian beginning season brought shagfa son of door for whatever and all the other burnt burnt men and you see them like they're here in their sporadically through the the then they they disappear appliqued a third episode after i think the last time you seem as when they go grab from grain maistre pie cell against veered off in the books as as stanislaw gets closer to sterian dispatches then to the king's would so any they fought if any they find india braff the spies or if a stand has tries to land attack they've he's got this vicious band of killers that's prowling the the king's would and an and disrupting them the bridge of broken ships this is where there's all this wreckage that stand this has to use the like you we played the we played the board game battles a west rose in which is this fantasy fantasy fly a fantasy flight chu player what would you call that the the dreaded eu strategy game where you resolve everything a dicey got little miniatures there we play soldier and in that like the black waters is clogged with ships and you can move your men across at the former a makeshift land bridge and that part of the books happens in fact tyrian goes down while he's fighting on that kind of broken terrain and the kings guard at padraig doesn't stick a spirit through his head the king's guard after pod its tax and loses his balance and falls into water at his plate armored as takes into the bottom he drowned drowns the chain which we talked about before this tyrians masterstroke let all stances fleet come in raise a chain behind them so it's like three or four foot above the water so they can escape and then they set the entire bay on fire which does just devastates danis's fleets and that's my favorite part.
"blackwater" Discussed on Game of Thrones The Podcast
"Your fake ask middle name that's just just just prep pretentious allusion to jrr tolkien video thanks for thomas out lewis and we do i need to get a description if not a video of girls of you guys gherman or better yet gherman selfdriving yeah i i it's got to be like some kind of elaine dance from seinfeld right yeah or maybe legs that involves like a lot more suspenders yeah or or maybe the guys like smooth osher on the dance floor you have holy shiite do it all this weird technical breakdowns and in its pivots and spins and i would i i could also get them with no in that okay i think that's it for the non spoiler feedback as always if you like the cynthia back onto the show we got one more episode one more episode i did they will do a rapid podcast i don't feel like we will in the offseasons yeah i don't think we do that on the free watch so we got one more episode of game of thrones to discuss if you like the sentence feedback before we sign off until next year a do so at game of thrones at bold move dot com you can also get on a forums and discuss whatever you want about game of thrones or other things uh the fall within the acceptable rules of catches have you can't advocate for the violent overthrow the government you can't share pornography you can't share illegal content this couple things as this a couple i want to make it like anything i don't want to hound the show up and bialik fuck the king alright but you can go to forms above move the got that the ball move that common discuss their falls on social media keep year to the grand babu dot com for new staff without further deals gets his was action.
"blackwater" Discussed on Game of Thrones The Podcast
"Welcome to the game of thrones podcast the officially unofficial podcast forgive with on hbo mgm iran and we're here say to talk about these two of us have nine titled water one of my all time favorite game of thrones episodes i really love this one yeah it's good it holds up like a champ yeah i love i love the bravery of teary in in it actually little really like some of the scenes with search see i think it has a really surprising an awesome finale or final seen i guess and yet is just great all around i don't know how much of what to say about it before we get to the recap but any thoughts uh no i mean i agree to completely i think that not only is action packed melania's have so much spectacle but also gives important glimpses into what motivates people that previously have been somewhat of a nickname as were just pure villains like the hound you know the season's been good for his development because we've seen that there's more to him than initially met the eye um it also like ito it it it challenges you kind of i what side you're on to because there are good men that we care about him both as regards i feel about stand as slick i've always been a davos fan yeah and he's got his son who you know depending on your point of view is deluded or a true believer but he's certainly not an evil person and then of course we liked tyrian but we hate joffery insurgency and we like sands a labor conflict about shave but she probably shouldn't be dire be rate there's there's stakes on each side and and you know i i feel like that there's a nice rhythm where you first you think that king landing is doomed and then kings linings may be saved because wildfire and then stand as pigheadedly presses the attack and everything going his way and then the ghost of ridley rides drives and bag it's it's it's good it feels like it's a longer episode than an hour but in like a a really good way not like oh my god snapdragon just like oh i can't believe how much stuff has been packed in.
"blackwater" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"All of those men are scheduled to be resentenced and they may actually walked free depending on what court they get now i covered the niece her square massacre extensively particularly the life and death that day of the youngest victim at niece her square a nine year old boy named ali kanani his father had to pick parts of his dying sons brain from the pavement after he was hit by gunfire fired by blackwater operatives before september 16th two thousand seven muhammed it never heard of blackwater now he thinks of them and that day every waking moment he remembers that ali was not supposed to be in his car that day muhammed had just pulled away from his family's home on his way to pick up his sister junan and our children for a visit ali came running out of the house this ruling from the federal court is a grim symbol of the resurrection of eric prince and black water under donald trump it sends a message that impunity is the law the land vat coupled with eric princes recent embrace by major media outlets and his coziness with the white house should be cause for grave concern among everyone who cares about principles of democracy liberty and accountability eric prints should be held accountable for the actions of his mercenary force and not interviewed like he's just a businessman discussing his latest offerings of widgets shame on any news network that interviews eric prints and does not confront him with the crimes committed by his private armies.
"blackwater" Discussed on The Jason Stapleton Program
"Let's say you do pull all the troops out and let's say you do put in all fifty five hundred contractors then what how is the plan going to be any different using private forces rather than public forces now princes saying that it's only gonna cost ten billion a year instead of the forty billion there currently spending but that's a joke those like those the opening prices that's euro that your teaser rate congress you teaser rates ten billion as soon as you get in there the war again at the escalation billion 30 billion forty bill maybe sixty eighty billion whatever prince can get out of it and this is how these things start i mean blackwater started 1997 as a as a shooting range would like three shooting bays and it was one government contract after another started out really small all former seals that would go down range couple of them got killed program expanded expanded again expenditures it expanded so far the whips program some of you guys know what i'm talking about the whips program for the state department got so big blackwater couldn't even man it like they didn't have enough guys qualified to do it they had to keep dipping into the pool because it started out you had to be a guy former special operations guy who had close protection experience who had already done some sort of close protection work down wrench then it went to any special operations guy who could count of fudges resume to make it pretend like he'd done anything downrange there was like okay don't have to be if you if you're including especially after his guy including the rangers and and anybody else who might have been attached to a special operations unit.