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America Is in a Dark, Deeply Divided Place: Inauguration Day 2021
"In july eighteen. Sixty four some fourteen thousand confederate troops to just six miles within sight of the us capitol dome for president lincoln. It was a rude shock after all. This was a year after the union. Victory at the battle of gettysburg and the confederacy seen near defeat. Just the nicotine. Seventeen thousand union troops dispatched by ulysses s grant arrived and pushed the confederates back. Well today joe biden. Sworn in as the forty six president of the united states twenty thousand national guardsmen will defend the same capital this time from enraged citizens. It's impossible to understand how we've reached this point unless we look beyond the last few weeks even beyond the election to pre existing conditions such as our decades-long thinning out of civil society. The most recent lawlessness at the capitol reflects an escalating lawlessness that spans political parties religious affiliations age brackets social classes. And so we're faced with. The question will a militarized america. Be the new normal. Will the armed troops protecting the citadel of democracy today be patrolling the streets of writing cities tomorrow will the blatant failures of our institutions and our leaders continued to fester to this explosive level of distrust chuck. Colson often said that unless people are governed by their conscience they will be governed by the constable when people were unable to govern themselves. They then face a choice. Between order or continued chaos. Most often people will choose order which inevitably means the loss of freedoms the freedom to peaceably. Assemble is impossible to maintain when assemblies frequently turned into riots. looting or sedition. The freedom of speech seems particularly vulnerable today when big tech world so much power and decides like twitter facebook and instagram. Already have to crack down on political speech they deem offensive or dangerous and just last week representative alexandria. Ocasio cortez spoke openly about forming a committee to rein in our media environment. That's something that should anyone who has ever read any dystopia novel ever and our second amendment freedoms are most vulnerable. When used as cover by mass shooters are insurrectionist. Perhaps the most consistent refrain from america's founders is that our national experiment would ultimately prove unsustainable unless there was a virtuous citizenry. our constitution simply cannot ever knows who refused to govern themselves. John adams our second president said it most clearly quote. Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It's wholly inadequate to the government of any other and yet americans are becoming increasingly. Immoral and irreligious are shocking. Lack of conscience on display in rising numbers of both deaths from despair by that. I mean addiction self harm and suicide and acts of desperation meaning violent acts riots and even self mutilation pursuit of identity or sexual pleasure. Look we pump poison ideas into our hearts and minds and then call it entertainment. We pump lies into our children and then call it education. The result is that america finds itself in such a dark deeply divided. Play place that alexander solzhenitsyn accurately described in one thousand nine hundred seventy eight speech at harvard. We have he said quote very little defense against the abyss of human decadence such as the misuse of liberty for moral violence against young people such as motion pictures full of pornography crime and horror even the strict. This laws sits alternates in might add even twenty thousand national guard. Troops will ultimately be powerless. Defend people against such moral corrosion but the situation is dire. But it's not without hope as chuck. Colson often said despair as a sin. Christ is risen from the dead and god and his gracious goodness has revealed to us what is true and what is good. He's given us his word and through prayer. He makes himself available to
Trump Joins Giuliani In Pennsylvania For Hearing On Election Fraud Allegations
"President Trump is expected to join Attorney Rudy Giuliani and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania today for what's being billed as a hearing on election fraud allegations in the Keystone State State. GOP lawmakers air holding the hearing to cast further down on the outcome of the election, where President elect Joe Biden won by more than 80,000 votes. Gettysburg is a sign of a major civil war battle. Was seen as the beginning of the end for the Confederacy.
Electric Car Chargers: When Supply Drives Demand
"Suddenly we are now looking at cars that can go three hundred miles on a single charge right and while they're still too expensive for many people they're expected to get a lot cheaper in the next few years but now people are worried about how long it takes to charge. Yeah and that's a. That's a fair question i guess how. How long does it take to charge and electric vehicle. More than fifteen minutes less than two days. Yeah that's not helpful right so i could throw a whole bunch of numbers that you to explain why there are so many variables that affect this but the most important thing actually isn't the numbers. It's the fact that most electric car owners most of the time charged their car like this. My name is duane ross. I live in corrales new mexico. And i have a two thousand thirteen tesla model s when i bought this car headache. Standard tesla charger installed in my garage. And you just plug that in and of course the charge and then he goes in his house and lives his life. Yeah in the case of someone like duane. Ross and others. It doesn't really matter how long it takes to charge. Because you just leave the thing there overnight right right and it would be parked anyway. Yeah also more convenient than having to go to the gas station from time to time. Plus it's cheap like a lot cheaper than paying for gas is the way i understand it I could see how this works for daily driving. But let's say. I want to take a big road trip right across the whole country. What then that's where. Fast chargers come in. Joyce bryner has a tesla model three. She recently stopped to charge up at a brand new super charger in gettysburg pennsylvania. It sounded like this can hear the power ramping up there. So this is a gonna charge me fast and Let's see what car says here. Looks like of got twenty five minutes to get to eighty percent charge. This is kind of staggering so charging the car at home would take hours and hours charging on the go using one of these fast chargers takes. What like twenty thirty minutes half an hour. Maybe not much more than that. That's amazing yet. That is really quick. There aren't very many fast chargers. That actually are that fast. You might take longer especially at an older charter. Though pricier i take it then then obviously charging it at home because it's well i guess it's just it's it's almost free at home right right and this case. Brynner's charged cost a little over eleven dollars not too bad compared to gas but more expensive than home. Okay so even at a state of the art charger. It's obviously still a lot less convenient than a gas station just because it takes awhile right but remember for most drivers. that's also not a very frequent experience. Mike davar needs with the market research firm s. Clint and he says if you ask people who are considering electric vehicles they really focus on the idea of waiting to charge. Is i think psychologically waited more than it deserves. And the inverse of that is the fact that they don't tend to appreciate how much they'll benefit from nocco gas stations so even though fast charging this rare occurrence for most drivers a lot of companies are really focused on making it as fast as possible and putting up as many fast chargers as possible. Yeah i could see how that would get people over that mental hump so that they just by the thing and then after that they're they're mostly just charging it at home. Yup that's the psychology. Are you ready for the economics. Are you seriously asking me. If i'm ready for the echinacea. All right here. We go the fastest. Fast chargers are super expensive to install like more than one hundred thousand dollars per charger. That means you can only really make money off of them. If people are using them a lot if the utilization rate is really high but remember most people mostly charge at home. Oh there's another hump to get over sure. I spoke to end smart. She's the vp of public policy at charge point which is charging company. And with the fast charger you often have low utilization. Not because it's not an unnecessary piece of infrastructure but because it's in a location which is vital to two drivers occasionally but not necessarily used frequently every single day so in other words. People really want a fast charger to just be there. And in fact they won't buy an electric vehicle unless they're already confident that there are fast chargers everywhere and they're super fast and in fact way faster than they are right now. They want the whole package but they don't actually want to use those fancy chargers all the time it's easier and cheaper to charge at home. It's actually better for your battery too. So it's kind of like if everyone wanted a gas station nearby but they could just get the same gas at home for a fraction of the cost right and in that situation. And you're the gas station. How do you make money. Well i mean you can always just get money from the government. The taxpayer That is happening as i understand. Yep charging are also cutting deals with utilities and of course they're they're joining forces with automakers right because they want to chargers to exist so that people buy their electric cars. The automakers do. Kathy's oy is the ceo of vigo which is fast charging network and they have a deal with gm essentially agreement with general motors is building a bridge between where there's enough cars on the road to make money which is a little time in the future to two right now. So that helps us will build the of demand because general motors has come to the party and is helping make a contribution to the building that infrastructure so he also says look people right now mostly charge at home but that could change in a few years once more. People who don't have garages start buying electric cars. So maybe utilization goes up and this is really interesting camilla because like we normally think about how demand drives supplies like people want man for something. They're willing to spend money on it. So you know. Accompany supplies it Here's always saying that. Like no once the supplies out there. Then it's going to drive up demand so build chargers and people will buy the vehicles to use the chargers she also says maybe you can get a bunch of shipping transportation companies to use these fast chargers and that'll help cover their costs. So companies are optimistic. Then they see a path to profitability. Here yeah but. I think it would be fair to say that. It's a lot easier to get there. If people were a bit more rational. If people used fast chargers as much as they worry about fast chargers they're either be a lot more charging or a lot less worrying. Yeah and in either case. Just less of a conundrum
Biden can start accessing presidential daily briefing as transition gets underway
"All right, let's talk some election challenges in transition activity. Take it away. Yeah, let's start with the transition activity, which is underway. We know that. As of Monday, the General Services Administration informed President elect Joe Biden at the Trump administration was ready to begin the formal transition process, which in essence is their first step in admitting that President Trump didn't win the Joe Biden did, and we're beginning the process of getting the power and information to the hands of the person that should be taking over come January 20th. So that is, at least to this point in time. We're hearing underway Joe Biden's transition team now talking with all federal agencies. And with that A part of this transition also includes having the ability to access additional office space inside those agencies and the ability to use federal dollars for background checks on Biden's White House staff appointments as well as Cabinet picks, and it also opens the door for Joe Biden. To have the access to the cove in 19 data vaccine vaccine distribution plans and also get the presidential daily briefing. So all of that supposedly began yesterday is going through today here as well. And the interesting part about that is that while that's all underway, President Trump is still saying he is refusing to concede and that he is going to continue to fight. S O yesterday morning. He tweeted that there would be a big lawsuit that would be filed soon. Now we don't know what that lawsuit is. But the president says he's moving full steam ahead still full steam ahead. Now. Today, they're scheduled to be in Pennsylvania Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, meeting that Rudy Giuliani scheduled that is supposed to kind of clarify where things stand in regards to these elections suits that have gone on. We know that when you're just looking at the track record right now, there's only about three active cases remaining right now, out of all of the other cases. They haven't filed a case that the law team for President Trump since November 18th. So all of the lawsuits came between Election Day on November 18th. And since then, the flurry of lawsuits really kind of all concluded bloom. Daddy only three left in one of those, for instance, in Michigan is just all about there being rejected. Defective, improper fire. Wait, That's something that generally you fix real quick. Send it back to the courts and begin the process of hearing that case That hasn't happened with President Trump's legal team. We don't know why was it a mistake? Was it something that planning on doing But we do know that there might be an announcement today after Pennsylvania had their certification of votes yesterday. There might be an announcement today. They're in Gettysburg as to what the next move is going to be for the legal team. In Pennsylvania. I was watching an interview with Alan Dershowitz. And, of course, the Allens Ah, liberal attorney. Very, very bright. He said that the president probably had his best legal footing in Pennsylvania with two or three angles. But so far that really has not come to fruition is you kind of pointed out? Yeah, it's been a situation where you had 19 cases filed by the campaign. 15 have already been denied or dismissed by judges or withdrawn from the campaign itself. Most of that is coming from lack of substantial evidence of voter fraud to back up the claim, so what's left is Not a lot, and also not a lot of time Bloom, Daddy because you're going to have come the 14th of December which, as we're just looking at that calendars here, Thanksgiving wraps up and then they come. Everybody comes back to town. November 30th. The next days. December 1st you've got till December 14th to have electors from each state meet to formally nominate the next president. So if you're going to try to get a legal something battle in you start and finish it before December 14th in order to have any effect on it. Have a sign of that is if you're just trying to work the angle of getting electors to make a decision independent of the state. They represent an independent of the votes that were cast in that state that you also have two weeks to try to get that done here. So I don't know what's going to be able to get done. But these next two weeks between now and December, 14th will be interesting to see cause that will kind of finalize any final nails in the confident you will of the 2020 election.
Joe Biden campaigns in Pennsylvania
"Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who tested negative for Cove. It is able to travel on the campaign trail. Today he returns to the battleground state of Pennsylvania and its a symbolic location, Gettysburg. The scene, of course, is one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil war. And it's also where President Trump consider giving his GOP nomination speech before covert change things up. Abidin Aid says that Mr Bottom will highlight the need of people working together across the party. I'll to address the crisis. He's plural we face. Sidon has been campaigning full steam on the road in the key state of Florida Monday, wearing a mask throughout his socially distanced events, his wife pulling him away as he talked to reporters, reminding him to keep his distance. While the president's campaign is trying to forge ahead is Trump recovers. ABC is Mary Bruise tomorrow night, Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris will take to the debate stage in Salt Lake City. This is for the first vice presidential debate. Ah, wall of Plexi Glass will suppress separate the
The Last US Civil War Pension
"Triplet was born in Nineteen thirty in Wilkes County North Carolina Sixty five years after the end of the civil war. How she ended up receiving civil war pension is one of those stories that you wouldn't believe if it wasn't true. But when you do the math, it actually does workout. Her father was most triplet was a veteran of the civil war. He had the distinction of having fought for both the confederacy and the Union. He was a member of the fifty third North Carolina infantry who fought in the battle of Gettysburg. On the way to Gettysburg most fell ill and was hospitalized the illness probably saved his life because most of his unit was either killed or wounded during the battle. After he recovered, he deserted the confederates and joined up with the third north, Carolina mounted infantry which fought for the union. The unit was known as Kirks raiders after commander Colonel, George Washington. Kirk. After the war Mos- returned to North Carolina got married and started a family his wife Mary passed away in one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety. As with many older civil war veterans, they would often take younger second wives especially during the Great Depression as their pension was considered a source of stable income. In one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, four at the age of seventy eight MOS married his second wife Alita who was twenty nine years old Mohsen Alita had five children. One of them Irene was born in one, thousand, nine, thirty when Mos- was eighty-three. Irene was just eight years old when her father died at the age of ninety two after returning home from a civil war veterans reunion. Irene had a cognitive disability which made her eligible to continue to receive her father civil war pension after his death as a quote, helpless child of a veteran. She received her father's pension of seventy three dollars and thirteen cents every month from her father's death in one thousand, nine, thirty, eight to her death in. Twenty twenty. The amount was never for inflation. The entire time it's estimated she received approximately seventeen thousand dollars over the course of her life. In addition to having received the last civil war pension, she was also the last child of a civil war veteran. The second to last child of a civil war veteran also had an interesting story in two thousand. Eighteen Fred Upton passed away at the age of ninety seven. His father was William H Upton. Who is a civil war veteran and the former governor of the state of Wisconsin who was elected in eighteen ninety four. Because of the occurrence of young women marrying much older men with pensions, the passing of the last civil war widow wasn't that long ago either in two thousand and eight motty Hopkins died at the age of ninety three in thousand, nineteen, thirty, four at the age of nineteen she married eighty six year old William Cantrell who served as a sixteen year old soldier in the confederate army. Blast Union widow was Gertrude Janeway who passed away in two thousand three. The last surviving documented veteran of the civil war was Albert Wilson who died at the age of one, hundred, six in one thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, six he was a fourteen year old drummer boy in the first Minnesota. Heavy. Artillery Regiment. In one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, six there was an episode of the TV Game Show I've got a secret with a ninety five year old man named Samuel Seymour. The panelists had to guess what the guest secret was. Samuel Seymour. Was the last surviving witness to Abraham Lincoln's assassination. He was a five year old boy was taken affords theater and said in the balcony across the theater from the present it. there. Is a clip of the appearance on Youtube and I highly recommend viewing it if you're interested in such things. The. Last surviving person who was born as a slave in the United States was Peter Mills who died in Nineteen seventy-two he was born into slavery in eighteen sixty one and live to be one hundred, ten, one person was both born into bondage and live to see the moon landing. The last surviving veteran of the Revolutionary War was John Gray who died in eighteen sixty, eight at the age of one, hundred four he's one of the only people who live to see both the revolution and the civil war oddly enough he was born on George Washington's estate Mount Vernon and his father died in the revolutionary. War. The, last surviving veteran of Napoleon's army was a Polish man Vincent Markowitz who died at one hundred and eight in nineteen three and the last veteran of the war of eighteen twelve was Hiram Cronk who passed away in one thousand, nine, five at the age of one, hundred and five. In Two thousand eleven at the age of one hundred and ten American Frank. Buck was the last surviving veteran of World War One in the world to pass away. Demographers estimate that the last veteran of World War Two will pass away sometime around the year twenty, forty four. It will probably be someone who fought at a very young age and lives to be at least one, hundred and ten. It's amazing how the lives of some people can span such incredible lengths of time and how we can have lives that overlap them. We think of the civil war is being a long time ago. Yet we're only two or three generations removed from people who lived through all of these events.
Trump Says He Might Accept GOP Nomination at 'Great Battlefield of Gettysburg'
"You just think they come get any Wes And they? There is a man called Jeremy Diamond, who works for CNN covering the White House. And when the president announced yesterday that one of the locations where he may be giving his acceptance speech for the Republican nomination for the presidential election this November, this was the official quote unquote journalistic response. From CNN, Eric play video cut for And Pam. We've reported that President Trump is considering delivering his GOP nomination acceptance speech from the White House. But amid some criticism of that potential venue, the president is now floating another one. This time he's talking about the hallowed Civil War battlefield in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. That could be controversial to particularly because this is a president who has consistently positions himself as a defender of Confederate symbols and monuments to Confederate generals. Them. Yeah, that's a fair point to make. Tough. A fair point should I couldn't you know, I know I am an immigrant to the United States. I think I know my American history quite well, but remind, remind us sure which signed one and get his book. That's what's so great about that clip is, I don't think the reporter understood that it was an overwhelming union victory that the Confederacy was slaughtered in one of the most consequential. The battles in that entire ward to go and say that Gettysburg somehow this Confederate monument and no match to the Confederacy requires Either just monumental dishonesty or abject ignorance in stupidity.
DNC Announces Convention Speakers, Speculation On Biden's VP Pick Intensifies
"Of scheduled speakers at next week's Democratic National Convention is out, and it's being parsed for clues as to who's still in the running to be Joe Biden's running mate. He's expected to make that announcement any day now. Meanwhile, President Trump is floating the idea of accepting the Republican nomination later this month on Sacred ground. The Gettysburg Battlefield. NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson is watching it all. And Mara. You know, some names in the running to be Biden's running mate are scheduled to speak, but not in the VP slot, you know, and I'm just wondering if that's a fool's errand to try to make that meaningful, You know? What do you think about that? And who do you think at this point is thumb Where are may be the most likely candidates. I think the most likely candidates are still that same handful of women, you know, Joe Biden said. He's going to take a woman whether it's Kamala Harris, Susan Rice, Gretchen Whitmer, Karen Bass. Those are the people who have been on the list for quite some time. And and, of course, Gretchen Whitmer is the only white female on that short list. But I think the list has remained the same. Sounds like he's about to make his decision because the vetting committee has pretty much disbanded on DH. It could be as early as today that we find out So what do you think for everybody who's sitting home, you know, got all the names and the lists on whiteboards and, you know, trying to, you know, look at those tea leaves. And should we be looking at the List of speakers. Oh, I think that that that is actually fool's errand, but it's fun and it's going to be over very soon. It could be over today, so go ahead. But I still think you know that of all my conversations with Democrats all signs Seemed to point to Kamala Harris. But with the caveat that Joe Biden hasn't decided, and he often takes his time deciding well, 100 prominent black men signed a letter. Hoping they could make him decide that it would be a black woman because they said to him, you will lose the election. If you don't choose a black woman as a running mate, and this was entertainers, pastors, business leaders, athletes. I'm wondering more. If you think that Biden really needed that public pressure, it would seem in this moment in time. That's the choice. He'd want. Make one of these in class. That's what I think. I think that letter was really aimed. And Gretchen Whitmer. She's the only white person on that list. Everyone else is a person of color or black woman. So I don't think he needed that kind of public pressure. But it does show you that of all the people on the list. There is a backlash brewing to at least one of them in that's Gretchen Whitmer. You haven't seen the same kind of opposition public opposition to Kamala Harris, for instance. Oh, by the way, you're saying Elizabeth Warren is not in the running and I don't think so. Yeah, No, I don't think so, although she's a thought leader in the party, and she certainly has influenced a tremendous amount of his agenda. Of the Democratic National Convention will be all online this year. Wouldn't does that mean for the post convention bounce that the candidates look for Hillary Clinton got well, first of all, who knows Because nobody's ever run a presidential campaign in a pandemic. But most people I talked to assume that the post convention bounce will be very small thiss year for both candidates because they're not having the kind of big Excitement filled crowded conventions like we have in the past that being said the Democrats have had a lot longer time to plan for a virtual convention than the Republicans because they've been scaling. There's back for months. And the big question is, are they about to produce the best four night television show ever seen in history? Or will it kind of be ho hum? Well, and they will be competing in that arena with a president who is obviously trying to make the best television show. What do you make of that tweet that he may accept the Republican Nomination for president from the Gettysburg Battlefield or the White House. Both locations likely to violate ethics rules or just some people's moral sense of what's right to politicize. But you know, this is a president that gave an interview to Fox News inside the Lincoln Memorial, gave an interview at Normandy. What do you think happens here? Will certainly Trump isn't worried about offending people sense of what's right or wrong or any kind of norm. Now there are legal questions. Ethical questions about what kind of federal property you can make a convention nominating speech, your acceptance speech on and I'm sure the White House lawyers will be figuring that out. Is there some part of Gettysburg that he could be on? Without violating ethics rules. It's certainly a lot easier for the president to set this up at the White House, but he's clearly looking for the kind of dramatic backdrop not unlike Mount Rushmore that would give his campaign a boost. Quick thought from you, Mara on the fact that it's been primary season. It's primary day today for six states. The focuses on Minnesota, where the Denver Democrat, the representative Ilhan Omar, Is facing a tough challenge. Other progressive candidates have done very well this primary season. What will you be looking for here, right. She's the only member of the squad left with the primary. The four young progressive women of color and she has a really stiff challenge from an attorney named Anton Melton, Mo. He's getting a lot of money. There's been a certain amount of unhappiness with her. They've been attacks on her first for allegedly making anti Semitic statements. We know that the other members of the squad have not had primary challenges. Rashida to leave beat hers back very handily. So that's what we're watching today for the Democrats. Well, how does he do? Right and very briefly. The unemployed have now gone over a week. Without that additional money from the federal government. The president signed those actions and directives to address this. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow says the money will go out in two weeks. But he doesn't have The power of the purse. Congress does and they're gone. They're out of session. I think everyone's taking a big political risk here for the president to sign these executive orders and then have people not get a bigger unemployment check or still face eviction. I think that that he will be responsible for that and then members of Congress, including the Democrats, they are allowing people to go without thes unemployment checks, which, by the way, have kept the economy going in large part On Then they have stopped negotiating. Good. Not good. Not good. Yeah. NPR national political correspond. Mara Liasson. Thank you. Thank you.
Trump narrows nomination speech sites to Gettysburg and White House
"President Trump is also tweeting that his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination will either be at the White House or the Gettysburg Battlefield. Both sides are federal property, raising legal questions about their political use
Trump says he will give convention speech at White House or Gettysburg, decision coming 'soon'
"Own Gettysburg address at the GOP convention today, he tweeted he'll be delivering his nomination speech from either Gettysburg or the White House. Says he'll announce his decision soon. His acceptance speech and the convention was originally set to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, moved to Jacksonville, Florida and then move largely online. Democrats say their
Mass Hauntings in Gettysburg
"Mass haunting 's in Gettysburg for over one Hundred Years Gettysburg Pennsylvania's been flooded by reports of paranormal activity from Phantom cries, wounded soldiers, lifelike apparitions, many visitors to Gettysburg of untouched by haunting. Past Gettysburg was a site where confederate and union armies clashed on July. First, eighteen, sixty, three, the battle. Was Day bloodbath that will change American history forever when cannon smoke clear the union soldiers had one but nearly five thousand horses and fifty thousand men lay dead or dying ninety. The confederate soldiers never received a proper burial now, more than fourteen decades. Later, these unsubtle spirits may still linger and Gettysburg. This historic town is home to a surprising number of Phantom. Forms captured in photography including the ghost of what appears to be General Robert e Lee the Daniel Lady Farm was used a confederate army field hospital soldiers. He suffered from artillery wounds usually lot of chest wombs lost limbs were brought to the farm to recover suffer through the final moments of their lives. The farmhouse and barns saw their share of ghastly horror. The ghosts of general. Isaac you'll and his ten thousand men still reportedly off the farm cash town and just eight miles west of the tiny town cash town was the site where the first soldier was killed during the Gettysburg campaign of the civil war. The current owners believe they have proof of their ghastly and ghostly visitors chat Palomino in his wife had. Pictures from nineteen, Eighty, seven through two, thousand, seven, a strange orbs and skeleton showing up in photos according to Mr Palladino he and his guests have heard their share of thumping doors. They've also witnessed lights turning on and off on their own doors lock IAN unlocking themselves. The history of Gettysburg hotel is filled with tales very haunting 's a ghost of A. Woman. Who has been seen dancing in the hotel's ballroom paranormal investigators believe the spirit of Union soldier James Colbert on of company K Pennsylvania reserves still roams around the hotel or the Bala dairy in offer spectacular views of the countryside. It's sometimes gives visitors a terrifying glimpse of life after death located on hospital road in served as a union field hospital during. Day Two of the battling Gettysburg Suzanne Lawn key. The owner has collected dozens of stories of photos of her guests ghostly encounters according to a psychic. The in appears to be haunted by confederate soldiers buried underneath a nearby tennis court. The ghost train tourists could take a ninety minute ride on the ghost train the only ghost tour. Gettysburg that takes visitors across. The actual battlefield. One of the tour storyteller says he and the passengers of smelt cigar smoke and see the souls of soldiers roaming on the train or near the tracks won't traveling across historic battle mass
"gettysburg" Discussed on Ghostly
"All right. We're back sorry to get a little political I. Don't think it's political at all I think human rights are needed all around the world even but. You know I mean Gettysburg. Those people lost their lives and it It's a serious topic. So it's Kinda hard not to get a little serious about it but. We're going to get even more serious. It's still it's still it's still going to be serious but we're GonNa talk about some ghosts. All right. I'm ready to talk about Ghost I. Guess. Yeah. All right. You got. Okay. So we have a number of things today I wanted to try to get in some kind of more. Recent sightings along with some classic stories that people tell Gettysburg, I will just say over all there's a lot I have not been to Gettysburg, but there are a lot of tours and we had a lot of listeners talk about those in the comments on facebook. So although a lot of people say that they're similar to the GALENA goes tours. Did, go Lena goes towards and we will do an episode on Galena Illinois at some point. Yeah definitely. Anyway. So there's a lot of lot of stuff going on and as I picked. Some of the stories certainly, not enough time to go over all of them. Okay. So the first thing, actually references a little bit back to the go story of today It's the Phantom Surgery. defendthem surgery. Yeah. So this story shows up a lot of websites I pulled it from live about and Gettysburg the Gettysburg College website, which is where this happened. So, Gettysburg College was I think it was called like, Pennsylvania. College. Back in the day but it was around and it has been the site of of several different encounters over the years but the the one that is the most popular is what's to college administrators claim to have seen one night. Okay. So at during the battle, the building had been used as a field hospital. During the Gettysburg but this night. So this was you know after battling Gettysburg. to administrators taking the elevator down from the fourth floor to the first. they weren't thinking about the battle because it had been like a hundred years.
"gettysburg" Discussed on Ghostly
"Just a lot of graphic details that I. I won't go into you know here but you know it was hot it's the middle of summer and just Really, disturbing. Yes. Corruptions of what happened to to these beasts bodies you know, and so I'm glad Lincoln wasn't there I guess is what I'm. Brazil, a dangerous space for him to be at that point but also just very disease ridden and dangerous and and a difficult difficult space. Yeah and. If, you listen to our episode on Abraham, Lincoln and even the Italian bride we talked about that linkin actually wanted to. To Take Care of the dead right away. He was really big on that. He believed that that's one of the things that he owed the families of these victims or these soldiers not victims they got into it willingly. So yeah, he was quick to have people in bombed and you know buried so. four months later there was probably no remains left there. So. But. The Gettysburg address was inspired by the events of the battle. That's why that's why it was setting Gettysburg. But the Gettysburg address. That Lincoln delivered was only two, hundred, seventy, two words. It transformed the unions 'cause into a struggle for liberty and equality. It helped garner more support and was a day that our nation became more compassionate. We will always still have a lot of work to do for this mission of equality but Lincoln's words touched the nation. And how Rebecca would you mind reading this for US This is Lincoln's how how he ended the Gettysburg address shore. From these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion. that. We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain. That this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom. And that government of the people by the people for the people shall not perish from the earth. Burying spiring words right absolute. The whole address and just steps. Yeah. So the thing that I found very interesting is that. Fifteen thousand people came to hear that address. Wow and it was a it was a dedication of a national cemetery. Lincoln didn't even receive top billing on this event. Did you know that know Edward Everett a politician and pastor was the headliner?.
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"It started around three PM. So war usually happen in the afternoon during these. Hey. Well, when you have that many guy how they takes that long to clear things out or I don't know the confederate started in artillery bombardment with one hundred and fifty confederate guns. The Union infantry just had to pick off as many confederate soldiers as they could before they reach them one mile away. And at the same time, they were doing that regiments from. Vermont York and Ohio hit both the enemies flakes. The confederates were caught from all sides and they lost two thirds of their men. Lee waited the next day. July, fourth eighteen, sixty three, which is very symbolic July. Fourth, right he waited for a counter attack but it never came. So the Union. During all of this were basically just holding their own ground. Okay. They weren't trying to they weren't. They weren't actively on offense they run defense the whole time Gotcha. On that night in heavy rain, the confederate army pulled back to Virginia. In the union had won the battle of Gettysburg. While while I guess they a guessing they just lost too many people they did and Not only that I mean their position was really bad at this point. So they wanted to pull away at the end of the civil war though sure sure. Oh Yeah. They they wanted to live to fight on another day. Now in movies, it's often portrayed that while cleaning up the remains of the dead that Abraham Lincoln came in and gave his Gettysburg address. this isn't true. In fact, it's far from the truth. And Lincoln They've people have said that he wrote part of the Gettysburg address are all the Gettysburg address envelopes on the way to Gettysburg. But the Library of Congress has the actual first drafts and it was written on stationery wasn't written on envelope. It's just folk legend. What is true is that he delivered the Gettysburg address on November nineteenth eighteen, sixty three, which was some four months after the battle. If they had waited for months to remove the remains there. It would be very difficult. Yes. So definitely, the by that point, the remains had been. Did you read some of the craziness about the remains? No. So I mean obviously for me with my ghost research, I think they focused more on that But the idea was that the battle, a lot of people thinking and a lot of what you talked about happening fields and you know in these more. Nature areas but but it was also fought in the town. I mean the entire town was the battlefield But yes, soldiers afterwards you know there were just so many dead. I mean you can't mean as fast as you can bury people, you can't do it.
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"Getty died in Gettysburg on March fifteenth seventeen ninety after watching the plots of land that he had got with his tavern become a town. Gettysburg grew just like any other small town, but it had a slower start. In seventeen ninety five, they had only sold off about a quarter of the plots. In, eighteen hundred, they became the county seat of the newly formed Adams County. There were few towns that were in the race to get this honor, but it was because the town pledged to raise the seven thousand dollars that it would cost to build the county building. So they figured win win situation they needed to build the building anyways and if they were going to pay for it might as well make them Make them the county seat. There you go. Okay. So. if not for people like gettys and the truck CELS Gettysburg wouldn't have been the same town that it is. Now it wouldn't have that name though right because Gettysburg came from Gatti's. In eighteen, fifty, nine Gettysburg got a railroad line from Gettysburg to Hanover, which actually I think it was used until the early nineteen hundreds and then it stopped being used for a little bit and then they reestablished it again. In eighteen sixty, the town had grown to four hundred and fifty buildings. So that's that's pretty good. I mean that one hundred, ten, Lhasa or fifty buildings. That's a lot. So that brings us now to the battle of Gettysburg this was a huge turning point in our nation's history and it was the it had the most casualties of the entire civil war. Yeah I. Mean It's a big number. It is definitely like fifty thousand people. I mean it's interesting to think this town just had a regular. History just a small town history and then now it's Vamos infamous I don't know. The town's fault known what happened here in any way and I think I mean you'll tell us about how it got to that be in that town but. It's just interesting. You know that it was just a regular town. It was. It's not like New York or you know like a big city where you would imagine the big battles for Charlotte or something like that. It's just this. Regular town that anyone could be living in and all of the sudden..
"gettysburg" Discussed on Ghostly
"But yet is still polarizing where you're seeing ghosts are less scary than politics. How in today's world? Be Right with relatives and things like that, and you know yet to show that it is possible to have a conversation with the other side you find a middle ground sometimes into to understand the you can. You can see how someone sees the world and it. Makes you better a better person when you understand someone else better true I mean I do have to admit it is kind of frustrating when you know somebody believes things other than what I believe. But I mean that's part of being a human being and I'd rather be associated with people that don't feel exactly one hundred percent the way that I feel because they could help me grow yeah right. Exactly. So anyways, this episode I'm we are really excited about it As. I said it's been one of those topics that we've wanted to talk about. We're going to be talking about the town of Gettysburg Pennsylvania. The site of the Gettysburg address after the battle of Gettysburg that took the life of over fifty thousand people. Americans just yet hazy back between July first in July third in eighteen, sixty three. You have a ghost story to kick us off I do. All that well, it's not GonNa get a lot happier. Life boomed just letting you know definitely a You know sad topic but but definitely interesting. Okay. So here is our. Today awesome. Charlie woke up with a start and gasped I saw them. I. Got Up and hurried over to him hoping he hadn't woken his sister sleeping next to him. Luckily, she was still out from our long day of touring, Gettysburg. Charlie was panting and looking terrified. Who did you see whispered wiping his forehead he was sweating the soldiers, doctors people running everywhere. The were screaming and scared. I did my best to calm down and explain it was just a dream. We had taken a historical tour that day and learned a lot about the battle. Usually. He does well learning about history and not taking it into his dreams but I guess this was the exception. Our Guide had been a bit more graphic explanations than I was expecting. After a while I got him back to sleep, but now I was awake. I. Like to my husband still asleep through it all of course. After twenty minutes of laying in bed and looking at the ceiling I realized, I wasn't going to sleep like this. I need to walk around clear my head. I found my shoes remember to grab a room key and snuck out of our hotel room. The farnsworth house in headed interesting place to stay this trip. At has been here since before the battle there still bullet holes from the snipers and fighting that happened here. It's like living in the history I thought to myself. I made my way downstairs thinking maybe I'll just sit in one of the compete shares in the living room off the lobby..
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"Us on a by asa caught by me a coffee coffee we will shout out to any supporters or new members. Yeah. So we do have to reviews I'm going to read the first one rebecca you read the second one got. So this is a five star review and this is from daily nineteen and it's titled Educational and Fun. I I stumbled across this podcast in the middle of quarantine desperate for something new to listen to I was soon hooked and have listened to every episode. I. Love The historical facts as well as the supernatural side. I. Tend to lead lean towards Hashtag teen believer but am open to being skeptical. Does that even make sense laugh out. Loud thanks for helping me keep my sanity through uncertain times. Now, this person did actually right O. Well, not laugh out loud I I want people to know that that they. Want. Right out laugh though. I. Don't like the abbreviations I like to write everything out. Our mine is from JEN IN PA okay. Okay I love the show and listen while I commute to and from work about an hour totally a day I am kind of middle of the road since I'm a believer but also realize that some over exaggerate stories and maybe stretch the truth from time to time and that bums me out since I really do love creepy stories, keep them coming. I don't always vote Hashtag team believer but what I do, I make sure it counts Oh, I could see that one mean with the with the beer guy whatever. I don't always but when I do. Think. So much and you know it's okay to be team in the middle and and to to look at things with a critical mind we appreciate that here go slow. We don't Mind Hash Tag team twenty. That.
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"So we drove up there, so Sean I've just arrived to the town of Ambrish Edge Pennsylvania. We talked to a couple of people that knew him and it looked like he could be staying at a friend's house walking up to the house right now. When he knocked on the door. Nobody answered. There was a dog inside. That was barking in on her way out a notice that there is a pizza box in the ground ray, a pizza box outside that says Adam are. Yeah, it was like a moment. Oh, yes, he had decided to garlic cups like the most exciting box in the history of the world. The pizza was only a couple of days old gotta be fresh. Fresh tomato sauce on the ground. there. You know we stayed around the house for a bit just to see if anybody would come and go at the same time you know we were tracking and monitoring the social media that was used by Adam. And saw that he add been tweeting in. He has location services still on Oh in they were for harmony township where we found the pizza box outside of the apartment, we headed back in knocked on the door, aggressively by aggressive we. Would it turns out, is possibly the first time that Adam just couldn't hear us and didn't hear us. So. Adam answer. Area pretty good. Sean over. He is late thirties average looking white guy. He has tattoos. It was a hot day. He was answered in a black T. shirt and jeans. Did you find me. Well we found this address because you're registered to vote here, but. We talked to some former acquaintances fair and wanted to chat with you about it. Okay, cool calm. I guess some outed so yeah. So you're left behind, you say you are the famous Jeff's. Yes, tell us tell us why it was a trial. From Day One. It was her all. He seemed surprised to see us at first, but once we started asking about left behind USA. He immediately admitted to my name's Adam Aruba. I'm from Pittsburgh and I'm the person behind the left behind USA. Twitter account that caused a bunch of Nazis Shop Gettysburg. Just started, listing all the aliases. That, we were able to identify as being associated with, and he admitted to all of them. He seemed to be surprised by the amount of everything that we knew about him seventeen Gettysburg. Yes. The TRAYVON's. Well really yes, okay, yes. And when you guys were talking through like all these things that he done and twenty twelve in two, thousand, seventeen and this new thing Gettysburg. Was He talking about it with a did he get the impression that he was proud of these things my impression was Adam was definitely proud of the work that he had done. You know, he told us about the details on the amount of effort that went into left behind USA. No attached to it did not take a lot of work I'd say that I probably put maybe two hours of work into this whole thing. And what did he say about why he did it? You know. He said he did this event to mock those on the right that are so terrified of. Those that would be willing to show up at protests armed. Thought it would be a way to show the rest of the public. How radical these types of groups really are I think making those people look absurd is very important because they're not getting. The type of coverage is the lunatics that they are that. We need to be seeing in this country You've got people out. No holding ar fifteen to protest haircuts and. Spreading and saying. About JFK junior, and they're not being ridiculed and. They're all being treated as a mainstream political movement, and that's just absurd and insane, so if you make them look insane. Maybe we can sway some people. When we talk last time you were saying that you know obviously the kind of stunts that he pulls bring a lot of people who have very extremist views to these places, and it could dangerous, because they are armed but also that it's just a huge tax on the place that these people are showing up to your right, so did he have any reaction to that that the kinds of things that he does and the situation that he's trying to create that they actually end up being harmful to people. I wouldn't say he was concerned with that I think that things like this happen everywhere. I think that. Protests whether they'd be real or feigned. They happen everywhere, and that's just a consequence of living in America. So you don't feel any regret or any misgivings about it. As long as no one was seriously hurt I don't think that there's any harm. My response would be that the extreme thing is people showing up with guns and confederate flags to a protest when even if the protests were legitimate, was protected by the First Amendment and a bunch of militia, showing up with guns is just absurd, so I'd say those are the people who are putting people in danger. In some ways I understand what Adam is thinking that he wants to highlight into show. Everybody that these guys are absurd. These militiamen absurd. It's also way for other types of activists to monitor and track activities of white supremacists of Neo Nazis and Klansmen like I. Get all of that right. Yeah I totally get that, but but isn't there. An argument that that is still dangerous for the other people who are showing up to Gettysburg. who were not there for like anti antifa protests, but we're just there, and then all of a sudden you have these. Skinheads and and and people walking around with guns I mean it kind of reminds me of what people say about like shouting fire in a crowded theater. Right that like yes, you can say the word fire, but if it causes people to react in a way that could be dangerous than. Isn't there something about saying that? Totally I mean I, asked him and say look at 'em. Not Think you're just adding gasoline to already a pretty tense. In in some ways toxic political discourse, would you think about just kind of adding this in some ways gasoline to the fire? Fight fire with fire I guess would be what I would however to respond to that though we're not showing up with guns, lots of places I think if somebody is going to be moved to violence from some Internet posts, they're the ones with the problem. He wasn't concerned with that he. Did Not Express any concern about the potential dangers that he could put people that happened just showed up at Gettysburg on July Fourth Torres right the townsfolk. He was not worried about them. Well two things again. That is county commissioner in quality from Gettysburg Number One, I. Don't think the far-right needs any help being mocked. I think they prove it on a daily basis that they're out of touch with American values I'm definitely mainstream culture and to some degree living in the past. As far as the effect locally, it's not worth it. You don't need to use a lie. To try to uncover the truth, it just doesn't work. It causes damage locally. We now have know children who live here. That were afraid that day. This is something they're going to have to live with and get over. And if this is a hoax, just to prove that the far right-wing is out of touch. You don't need. We all need help doing that. They do it themselves, but we need are people who are educated intelligent enough. To discern ideologies are.
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"Back in June and event popped up on facebook that announced a group of Anti Fascist or Antifa protesters were planning on going to Gettysburg national, cemetery. On July Fourth Independence Day and there? They were planning on Burning American flags. That's Dawn Bennet. He's investigative reporter and I'm looking at this poster now. It was posted on facebook by this account called left behind USA. The poster looks pretty professionally made. There is a big image of a flag that is burning, and at the very top it says and pizza presents fourth of July flag burning to peacefully protest for abolishing police nationwide. When this event was first posted in June, it was obviously against the backdrop of protests that were taking place all over the country. Where some people were burning, flags and monuments were being put down. So there were parts of this event that seemed plausible, but then there were parts of it. That seemed kind of weird. Just, the language that was associated with these posts. Your strange details about busloads of ANTIFA that we're going to show up was inviting children to come in. Burn flags together with the ANTIFA again. Looking at this post, the organizers says quote. We'd like to welcome some wonderful ANTIFA artist who will be on hand giving away free face, painting and reading material to children who attend the event will also be giving away free small flags for children to safely throw in the fire, the language on it was just so extreme that it just it felt like some sort of hoax, but it was very clear that hundreds and hundreds of people thought this was a real event. What's going on guys so? Latifah. Plans to go to Gadgets Berg Tepa terrorists are planning a flag burnings protests. A bunch of stuff and tear down. Statues has been put out for Patriots militia to rally to Gettysburg on a battle I would plan on come in full battle. Rattle sorry. Go prisoners. And so you went to Gettysburg on the fourth of July and when you got there what what happened? Dr, out, the. Entree and It was. Really a stunning scene Gettysburg national cemetery in the actual battleground is a huge space. It's in the small town of Gettysburg all around this area. There were hundreds and hundreds of counter demonstrators that had gathered for this protest. To Stop in confront ANTIFA. Why did you come out here today? I don't know anything except T for that they were coming to burn the flag. Supposedly. We're not gonNA tolerate down here. MAYBE THEY WANNA. Do that out west coast. Eight don't WanNa hear. Some had long guns. Others in the crowd were dressed in civil war era gars more firepower in this town than there was during the ballot Gaithersburg in eighteen, sixty, three, also in the crowd were right wing, militia groups, and in some cases, skinheads in members of the Klux Klan. We live in a society where the white man. Now the victim an Armani history. No. One's saying that any monuments here today. That's why we came here today. Wow so all these people had shown that basically to protect the flag or to protest against the the flag burning, but was there anyone who was actually burning flags there, so my colleague Sean. Beaubourg and I spent hours walking around talking to protesters that had gathered in as far as we know, no one ever showed up. There weren't the busloads of ANTIFA. That had been advertised in this random facebook group that we're planning on showing up and burning flags. None of that happened. You would be in one part of the park speaking with demonstrators that had gathered in anticipation of anti arriving. Ask them about the protest in if they had even seen any sort of anti-fraud presence or demonstration, most people in one area would say no. I haven't seen anything here. So do you think there's any possibility that this event could have just been? Made Up to agitate people and get people to come. They not made up because they were just out on competitor avenue and they were going to do something. The Patriots showed up there and then they called the police, so it's not made up. It's happened. He would show up to the other area, and then you talk to people that were in that area. They would see the same exact thing. It was his elusive phantom threat of ANTIFA that never materialized. And why do you think that nobody from ANTIFA? showed up. You know that is a great question in we'd tracked the group Left Behind USA that was associated with this event for several weeks. We spent a Lotta time identifying clues at had been left within social media posts, and as far as we could tell, and this also includes speaking to. Anti activists in Pennsylvania that this was completely made up. This was some type of hoax that was designed or possibly designed to get. People riled up in show up at Gettysburg on July fourth. So, what do you think someone would make a hoax or a prank like this? Like what's the point, so this is a really fascinating aspect of this right to understand what would be the motivations for someone organizing this type event in they are who they say they are. Could it be? Somebody may be on the left, trying to antagonize the right, or maybe somebody on the right, trying to the left or Or could it be a foreign power rate somebody trying to so chaos and division in the United States because it does seem like there were actual consequences for this rate like I'm the tape. It sounds like it was really scary to be there yet. People have been hurt along the way race. It seems at first like funny memes, but just in this environment right now. Politically people are acting on them and we saw that Gettysburg. It was probably the worst fourth of July. We have ever witnessed in our entire lives. How having skinheads in the front of the National Cemetery where Lincoln gave his? Famous speeches ever was really surreal. That's smart equality. He's a county commissioner. In Adams County Pennsylvania and he lives in Gettysburg to us. The battlefield is part of our neighborhood. The reports of the battle for the literally come up to my house. Once these folks were emboldened. That's only started to go through town. who heard from restaurants that the fourth of July was not a good day for Revenue Service talking about trying to navigate between tables. To distribute meals with ar fifteen hung over the back of tears and residents who witnessed a street brawl in our tourist center of Steinmeyer Avenue. We had residents who had racial slurs yelled at them. That were spit at the windows at them..
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"Movie, but again they WANNA. Give us long street the The all knowing nights. I just say I think Tom Berringer's performance along street is totally underrated I think it's best performance in the movie, but he gets lost under that bad dear. Everybody remembers the Baragan I think. Singalong street does a great job as a barringer does a great job. Thank you so much for coming on a chat about Gettysburg for anyone wanting to learn more about the real history. There's your podcast called the battle of Gettysburg podcast. And, you've also got tours of the battlefield as well so my final question is kind of a two parter. The first part is for someone listening to this. Who wants to walk through history by visiting the battlefield itself? Can you share a little bit of information about your tours? How someone can plan a visit? And then the second part is someone who listening the can't visit, Gettysburg, so they want to hear more from your podcast can give an overview of you podcast where someone can listen. Yes, so I was trying to find our podcast. We are found wherever podcasts are found on numerous platforms. You just type in even just Gettysburg. You'll find this the battle of Gettysburg podcasts. We, recommend follow us. Our social media's well On. We have lots of great discussions. Their interactions for fans. If you can't get Gettysburg I, think we're the next best thing listening to us. Talk about it if you're coming to Gettysburg just a couple of ways that you can get tours. Through the Gettysburg Visitor Center, which is typically open in a noncovic world. Gettysburg Heritage Centre look up the Association of licensed battlefield. Guides these contacts Thirty Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides or is your following Eric My podcast on facebook? You can message us directly, and maybe we could. For. Lots of different ways to do it, but the important thing is. We want to get people to get his loin. We spent like last hour. China bashing the movie. The movie daddy's does well is I think it creates a spirit. Spirit of Gettysburg spirit of Gettysburg is important spirit of why it's. In the mid, nineteen, Ninety S, that movie did get a lot of people come visit us in Gandhi's. He's Oregon I would love to see her as I'm sure I'd love to see a resurgence and. And you know have found. And I think that's what we should thank. For either one know we're bashing picking apples. Shari if nothing else I hopefully it raises awareness. When I started this podcast, it was one of the reasons why I started. was he able to connect with with folks like you? That know that information and being able to. Get that deep dive of information that you could never get from an hour long conversation as great as the information's been so far so much more information out there and I recommend if you are coming together Berg whether you've been here hundreds of times, or it's your first time. You're well-served getting a license battlefield guide We've been here since nineteen fifteen. We are truly the best in the world. Do and helping people connect to and understands battles so if you're coming here? With Allah Guide. And we can tailor the toward almost any special interest you know I. Have I have specialty topics? Eric especially topics our colleagues. Do you know if there's an aspect of the battles? You WanNa dies on or if you just want a general overview we can do we can. Areas. That's fantastic I'm sure to add all those links into the show notes for this episode as well. Thank you again so much for your time..
"gettysburg" Discussed on Based On a True Story
"It's so Terry Hill. Center Union line the movie. compresses and greatly simplifies the confederate plan on July second. There's a lot that's left out that I think. Once again, you gotta cut things out, and it's not documentary, but you know I think this idea that Lee is looking to July, second to the day that he so tired of war and violence that the only way to end it by inflicting immense amount of carnage on opponent. Yes, there's a lot goes on. There's a guy we adore named Dan sickles. That's never really talked about the plays. A role in July second long shirt gets to lay get into position There's an attack on the northern end of the line. Ron culp sold cemetery. Hill doesn't really get talked about so it is a very simplified view, but lease objective on July second is cemetery, Hill and cemetery rich. He says himself is report would agree on that and so what what Lee does, which that again the movie Kinda Sorta gets right what lead does. He does direct Long Street to basically attacked union laugh with an idea of they driving up and dislodging the union forces. From Cemetery Hill cemetery rage so little round top. By itself is never specified as as an objective. What happens though? The Guy that are mentioned union general. Dan Struggles from New York. Without orders from general need moves forward in kind of reshapes and takes the whole union less legout, -sition so long streets back does begin at about four o'clock in the afternoon. The Union last slide doesn't look really the way we expected to look or the way George. Mean expected it looked. So long straight goes, INTO ACTION Really with a lot of. Chaos and confusion surrounding. What's going on on the Union last? which again you know, it was going to happen in warfare anyways, but while all this is going on Chamberlain's commanding officer. Strong Vincent, who we see briefly in the movie. Vincent decides he is going to occupy little round top, and put the twentieth into position there as the confederates are now moving around the union last Zeh, and upcoming or little round top, and yes, they tried to dislodge the twentieth so again. Part is accurate to you know to that extent, but again the idea that anybody who's really looking at little round top. It's okay if you roll up to twentieth, a all flying is GonNa is an and the whole army is going to be on the road on. That wasn't happening, and frankly it would have been totally unrealistic and cross. You know one of the highlights in the movie. For many years. People came here. They wanted to see where Chamberlain thought they wanted to save. Thought. Need greatly elevated. The status of the twenty is hanes. It also cinematic perspective it's it's various active. It's just not all that accurate. Alabama's route another county outsource source. Somebody bashes me there. We're not trashing chamberlain I like. Joshua Glenn I liked the. Name. Could Chamberlain story is he is told to hold his ground. Any holds his ground acid story. He's era. Let me say that again. Joshua Chamberlain is a here. It just doesn't win the battle of Gettysburg single-handed. Could Kinda SORTA come. Back. You mentioned sickles moved the left flank. was that something that he did because he knew about the confederate positions, and and kind of anticipated that, or was that almost like just a pure coincidence just happened upon that while they could argue with that for a hundred and sixty six whatever year we're up to. The long story short is. Thought. The Peach Orchard, which again is an important position at the Gettysburg battlefield, which doesn't really play into the movie at all, but each orchard along the Evans for road cycles thought that would be a better position for his troops and artillery. He also did. Thank confederates we're going to attack is swank, and because of that people's for there's some some merits singles argument, but he does it without orders from general meade and that really disrupts so out. Out of general fans, which again you don't tell you the movie you know that's a big dramatic reason. Why Strong Vincent the Twentieth Maine End up going a little round top, and you don't get any of that drama in the movies that would be kind of the deal. They mentioned that in the Basel that we that would maybe interesting. Onscreen land sickles screwed up. We gotTA. We gotta go out there and they really don't do that. And Desire Again I love Dan segments to see Sehgal's on the big screen echoing what Jim said about the twentieth, Maine and Chamberlain what they did was incredibly heroic on July second. But over time they've oma spin. Mythology is there was deified it's not just winning the battle by making their stand and making their charge. They win the battle of Gettysburg by doing so the Union wins the civil war. Therefore, we're able to become the nation. We Are you know. Basically you can draw a line out from little round top. All the way to you know if it wasn't for chamber will be speaking. German right now. That of course leads to blow back as well. There's an entire cottage industry of people now. That just Bash Chamberlain all the time. You know which is unfair. Never said he was the great heroes battle. He never asked throughout. Others have made him that, but never did it himself, and even if he did embellish a little bit in his post, war memoirs guess what every Civil War Guy who wrote a memoir embellishes record. That's what human beings do, and it's so so yes, Zach said there's cottage industry that likes to bash. Chamberlain and you know what you're not gonna get that from, us. 'cause we, we're not, we're not. We all we all WanNa be hero of the story, we all. And and I think what happens with Chamberlain. Of all characters in the movie chamber on I think is the most relatable to the average filmgoer. I don't know what it's like to be. Robert I didn't graduate second. Class. A West Point I. Don't know if that's like. I can relate to a college professor. I can relate to a teacher and I think what Shabelle and symbolizes for people is the hope that if you were in a desperate situation that you could rise to the occasion? And make a difference. And, so that's. Why people identify so much chamberlain more so than I think other characters in the movie, but it's a great story, you know. I mean a year before the battle chambers teaching philosophy and religion at Bowdoin College in Maine. Chain was not the only citizen soldier. We have battlefield. In fact, the majority of them were. But sharing. Just finds himself. Historically the right place right time that people are drawn to. Why you mentioned earlier not to get too far outside this movie in particular, but when you mentioned saving private Ryan and the mention of Chamberlain being a teacher, while the hero in Saving Private Ryan Tom Hanks character, he's also a teacher, and it makes him very very relatable. It reinforces the idea of. a job. I'm not looking to be a hero and doing the best I can with the hand that was dealt to me and sometimes that's all we can do in license happens on a battlefield. Sometimes you get a good position other times you know. And sometimes it's just a very fickle difference between the two. Very well said. Moving onto the last day of the battle as far as the movie is concerned July third, of course, they wouldn't have known when the sun went up that that was going to be the last day. At least as far as movie is concerned,.
"gettysburg" Discussed on Based On a True Story
"Again you know the movie. They portrayed as happening literally on the morning. July first of coercion that builds up the drama. How Chamberlain going to integrate all these all? He's hard some. The. Timing is definitely compress, but again you see that a lot in Hollywood so. What do you think Eric Chamberlain? A rousing speech like that. What are you saying? Maybe he did. Baby didn't all John. Chamberlain was ignited or a tour after the war, he gave a number of speeches in Nollie his career in academia, but also article for Governor of Maine So this is the guy that probably could give a good speech now whether or not he gets everybody together and gives them this. Sort of immoral of US sermon if you will. We. Don't know that, but certainly if anybody could give a speech, chamberlain was more than capable of if he was not. A young guy was noticed not being. Able to give a speech, if necessary. It's a good point whether it actually happened. It, certainly and character, but again you know the thing to which we touched on the in the opening this idea again. We're fighting the climactic battle. You know man. Oh, man, we lose this one. The war's over scenario now we're like what fifteen minutes into the movie and we've already heard that two or three times again, trying to set the stage you know and he's Super Bowl. Laver wins this one. It's going to take it all. That's definitely what I took away from that. At that point was the entire war hangs in the balance on this battle, especially after that speech, and I think Lee certainly fell a victory on northern soil. Could go a long way into possibly leading to confederate independent. Now were probably not gonNA. Have a you know George Washington meets Cornwallis at Yorktown type situation where the army surrenders. But there was political pressure Lake Administration, the summer and sixty three to in the war over two hundred thousand Americans had already died to this point and in April eighteen, sixty three federal drafts had been implemented in the north so. Many ways eighteen, sixty three in summer, is not that far removed from say nine, hundred, sixty eight over the Vietnam conflict. The war is kind of hanging else little bit, so if we can win a victory in the north, certainly would increase the odds poss with southern independence, but I wanNa then count. Tamp down the Liens Gettysburg. This war's over. That's not the case. Yeah exactly what you know, what I always tell people on tours began it would more than anything. It would be potentially potentially forcing Lincoln from a political perspective again getting back to the movie you notice opening of we're gonNA destroy the army and put a letter on his DASS. It Oh isn't isn't practical really in eighteen, sixty three or really at any other I'm Lawrence aspects. You know you arnie's quote on poking destroyed. The army of foaming even if they skinny the numbers down a little bit of metal. So. It sounds like generally was going for a huge moral victory. Almost you know winning this battle in the north. Correct me if I'm wrong, but almost hoping that this moral victory might help push the north to almost sued for peace I mean not necessarily right away or or any of that, but get that ball rolling. If people are starting to be tired of the war than maybe this can help. Further that cause does that sound like maybe the storyline there I think that's the best case scenario I mean certainly people in the north as you said are tired of war. The Democrats were obviously pressuring Lincoln to You know to get out of it which you see in the subsequent election. Let's probably best case scenario even in a worst case scenario if Lee can. Deal military victory or defeat the army, the mic Lee can even just disrupt the Union army's plans for the summer, and an alliance says that in a couple of occasions Gettysburg. People didn't do anything for the rest of the summer and even from. Perspective perspectives Mac and be considered victory I. Think we have to look at what victory is from south. The North has to win the south just. Doesn't have to lose, so the metrics are different. There in the south doesn't have to win this. They don't lose and so I think Lee. Certainly looking at that, keep in mind making sixty three Pennsylvania is the second largest state in the union. A magical, the political impact of losing a battle in the second largest. In your nation. How's that going to affect Lincoln? Say Next November with his election, so we can see. Play out and often I tell people until I. You don't have to win world battlefield. You can just as easily win it politically and I think that's really what Lee is looking at eighteen, sixty three. The odds of winning militarily are down, but the odds of winning political. You're certainly up in his favor when he embarks the for campaign. That's another common I always make too about the importance of Pennsylvania. What I remind people on Tours is that you know Lee Captures Harrisburg or not? South? Pennsylvania in eighteen sixty three. That's a big deal. If he captured Harrisburg today, he could keep it. We don't want it, but in eighteen sixty was a big deal. Heading back to the movie. Sam, Elliott's character General John Buford. He's leading his coury near the outskirts of Gettysburg, and he's the first to come across the confederate army as they're marching the movies dialogue says that with the number of men they see the confederate army from afar. They thought they were headed for Harrisburg, but there's too many troops to be a raiding party. So they determined that Lee has turned and there's a brief mentioned from General Buford where he mentions taking two brigades of men into town. But then right after this. Then there's some text onscreen and puts us about fourteen miles from Gettysburg in tiny town Maryland as chamberlain and his men in the Union army arrive in that town. Then we see General Buford and his men arriving in Gettysburg, but they don't stay in town. Buford leads his men to farmland just outside town where he surveys what I can only assume I. Don't remember the movie ever mentioning this, but I'm assuming he's surveying this that he is predicting. This is going to be the site of a battle like this is the site of the battlefield. He's kind of looking at it ahead of time. So the idea that I get from the movie as I'm watching this here is that the Union army basically arise I, and they position themselves around the town of Gettysburg so they can have a strategic foothold in the area when the confederate army gets there. Is that true what I can tell people about the movie versus story? Is I do? The basics of this movie are accurate sizing basics, others colleagues who disagreed with me and say my God. No none of it's accurate. That's not true they. Or accurate, so what really happened? He'll rise in.
"gettysburg" Discussed on Based On a True Story
"The day, it's released then today July first marks the one hundred and fifty seventh anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg. That battle took place between July first in July third in eighteen, sixty three during the American civil war. So that's why today we're going to learn about the epic four and a half hour long film from Nineteen, ninety-three simply called Gettysburg to. To help us separate fact from fiction in the movie, I'm excited to be joined by Jim, Hessler and Eric Linden late. Jim and Eric are both. Gettysburg licensed battlefield guides, and are the CO hosts of the battle of Gettysburg podcast Jim has also written multiple books on the battle, including sickles, Gettysburg which one the Gettysburg Civil War Roundtables Book Award as the most outstanding work on the Gettysburg campaign. Before we bring Jim and Eric on the line. No, let's set up our game to truth and a lie. If you're new to the show, here's how it works. I'm about to say three things. Two of them are true, and that means one of them as a lot I ready. Okay, pay their number, one one percent of all battlefield casualties steering near American civil war were caused by bayonets. Number two winning the battle of Gettysburg did not guarantee victory for winning the American civil war. Number three. The Union planned the battle of Gettysburg to push the confederacy out of Pennsylvania. Got Him. Okay now as you're listening to our story today, your challenges to find the two facts scattered somewhere throughout the episode, and by a simple process of elimination. You'll be able to find out which one is alive. And of course we'll do a recap at the end of the episode to see. How will you did? All right now it's time to connect with Jim Eric to chat about the historical accuracy of. Gettysburg..
"gettysburg" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Isn't what would later be used at the battle of Gettysburg he supposedly more to blast away rocking and move that rock you can remember the glacier that moved all that down that's a big problem when you're trying to build a park like planted hundreds of thousands of trees swamps that they couldn't drain the **** then further to build like yeah so it was and I don't think anyone really thinks that like they just balled it up and said now we have a park but I don't think I even realized how highly it was designed but as in which is probably a testament to their design because when you walk around your dislike it all fits right that's I mean that's the thing like there they went to a lot of trouble to make it look so naturalistic that you just assume that that's what the land always looked alright in Central Park is actually highly managed tightly designed green space yes that exists in a rectangle that when you're in the center of it from my from what is in order you can't tell that you're you're like in the middle of the city and like the idea that like that the the roads none of them are straight they're all meant the curve there's meadows that kind of like go out of sight and there's woods the ramble like the whole would be wrong and all that all of its design to just completely take you out of the city in plot you into this this world but it's just so well done and so natural that it seems like that's just what this patch of land always look like well in cool that like even in an area today where that land is the most valuable land on the planet maybe yeah that they have protected those eight hundred plus acres now yeah and said you're not I don't care how much money you have you're not going to lop off just knowing we started at ninety fifth street instead right and like what's it gonna hurt if we could really use that area but now is protected yeah did you hear like the the the dude bought a two hundred fifty eight million dollar penthouse on Central Park yeah so yeah I can't imagine what else right ever sold in America in America yeah so Bethesda Maryland before we before we leave that beautiful beautiful the found work of art yeah Bethesda terrace it is a two tiered arm that's kind of the cool things is like it's it's low and you can walk from the from the top half of it just kind of gaze out upon that in the pond right behind it and then walked down the stairs and hear live music almost every day of the week it feels like sure but that was designed by Emma Stebbins America artists called the angel of the waters she was awarded the commission a very famous sculptor and we got a got a knowledge her sure it's beautiful one of one of my favorite places in the world I've seen it they found a body and then this is a loner so I feel like I've been to the John Lennon memorial sorry we failed you or was it with you me because I'm almost a hundred percent certain that I've been to that I don't know because the only time I definitely was in Central Park with you I will we went with the former co worker who can a baby set us on an early our marketing trip sure remember that person yeah that's the only time it was with us which would explain why he tried to block it from your memory here we go to strawberry fields I don't remember all that I believe I have been another time and it would have been with you mean that I think if we did not act as if I remember correctly it was more like this other person was just like we can we get a pretzel that kind of thing marketing all right so back to the the design before we get to the building they needed us for roads yeah this is a big one which was huge because on said invo they sank their roads eight feet below the surface of the park and from which really I mean doesn't completely hide them but they use trees and things to sort of obscure these roads so it wouldn't just be like this another just straight you know cross street right and it really blends in nicely with the parking in fact one of the lovely things you can do is drive through the park I saw that I didn't even know that you could but I went on a Google street view of the road and I was like oh yeah totally I get it now like I got it from reading it but then I was like my understanding this correctly and yes there are sunken roads through the park which is another reason why Olmsted and Vaux one because like us so a couple other designs that I saw one was from all the continents in meadow form how interesting okay interesting but also terrible and then somebody just draw it drew a pyramid on a piece of paper apparently was like boom there's my there's my submission so like they didn't have the most competition but way again when they were like sunken roads here meadows and stuff like that it was it was very clear that they had the the right vision you know the movie Arthur the Dudley Moore movie yeah they drive to the park in the beginning of that movie because he says drive through the park but admin you know I love chairs laughing you know I love the park yeah do you mean Russell brand AHC you know hi Susan now that's right yeah I never saw it I couldn't do it I saw the husband parked just queue that up no I just went to the movies waited when in what size twenty thousand workers works on Central Park Irish labor's German gardeners stout native stone cutters native born stone cutters yeah and.
Wildland Fire Leadership for Project Managers
"Welcome back to the people process progress. Podcasts I am Kevin Panel. I really appreciate you all hitting play on this episode. Finding me on your various podcasts platforms. Today I'm going to cover. Leading the wildland fire service which is a manual created in two thousand seven by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group with their training team there and by mission centered Solutions Inc. It was one of the leadership. Manuals that on episode ten in one of the archives from between the slides here so check that out where I covered leadership lessons from Gettysburg. And beyond so this manual as title entails is focused on folks coming up in the incident management world in particular in their wildland fire service. And we use this may new even though we weren't wildland firefighters because we were all hazards folks so please firefighters. Ems public health wherever that lives kind of in the regular day to day world on the streets of America but this was a great template wildfire has been around for a while and they have great leadership set up so this was a pre read before that staff writer at Gettysburg National Battlefield. We've talked about co that in public health and those kind of things and hopefully that's been helpful but also you know my day job is on on project manager and so I wanted to share some of the parallels which I've talked about before between just good leadership and whatever industry and in this particular case looking through this leading in the wildland fire service manual and applying it to project management and. You all will see whether you're a project manager or not or you're an incident management or public safety. The pair allows I mean again. I've said it before to me. Good leadership or a good leader can transcend any industry meaning. If you're a good leader I could pop you in technology or public safety or health care or farming that you would be able to bring together teams. You would be able to take some kind of process. You're not going to be expert in each. There's but that's often not the leader's job and so let's let's get into this book a little bit. I'M GONNA I'm GonNa read some of these things and then kind of comment on them and then look forward y'all's comments if you want to send me stuff. At people process. Progress G MAIL DOT COM or facebook page. People process. Progress can get hold of their or on instagram panel. Cagey here we go so. This is part of the preface of the book very early on. And there's a couple of statements that I think are really outstanding and the first is that leadership is the art of influencing people in order to achieve a result the most essential element for success in the wild and fire service is good leadership so let me touch on that last piece but switch out a couple of words. The most essential element for success in project management is good leadership right. There's there's no difference you know saying I'm a person whose job it is to go out and help put thousands of acres that are burning out that are on fire or I'm a person that's going to help get organization put thousands of devices work. Well right good leadership is you know the most essential element. Here's another statement and this one just applies all around right leaders often face difficult problems to which there are no simple clear cut by the book solutions and these situations leaders must use their knowledge skill experience education values and judgment to make decisions into take or direct action in short to provide leadership so project managers out there right. We you know part of bringing together. A new project team were coming into a project. That's already inflate is getting together looking at solutions that I've said it ad Nauseam but I'll say it again. The Project Management Body of knowledge is a great manual but if you try and manage projects strictly by using that book or agile guide or six sigma like if you just try and do completely out of the box and I've seen some of this where we're trying to apply principles that we would normally apply when it's a sunny day and there's no pandemic and all that. Y- then we're GONNA fail. We're going to spend our wheels a little bit and so be okay with everything not being exactly like it is in the book and some of that comes with experience right so if you've been around a little bit in life you kind of understand that let alone if you're new and project management or have been around there you understand it's not gonna go by the book ever not even. GonNa go buy your project plan exactly ever and that's fine. Just do the best you can for all the constraints and this and that so as the main goes through then we're gonNA look at some some leadership values and principles and these are like. Human leadership is in principles right but think of these as a project manager and the three guys that are outlined that this book kind of everything else falls under our duty respected integrity so according to the leading in the wild on fire service which we could rename this and change some things that could be leading in project management. So let's look at duty be proficient technically as a as a leader these these apply to these principles that apply to the value of duty. Make sound and timely decisions. Make sure that the tasks are understood. Supervised accomplished right and develop your people you know all of those apply directly. If you're a project manager if your project manager this is invested in your team you're invested in being the best person the best leader that you can be then. All of those should be absolutely proficient in your job piece to me is. Do you know how to use the tools that organization us right to do stumble through them or refuse to use them be proficient. Get get good with them to the point where you can try then leverage them to make solutions for certain things like you know being able to stand up very quickly way to track phones you've deployed or using excel or using project line or a share point lists or whatever product to us you know sound and timely decisions. I've talked before again that that I think it was episode ten from the archive there with Gettysburg leadership about the time wedge. Right the longer the time goes down the less options we have so we got up. We gotta be ready to make those when we get to the task level in the overall project schedule. Do We know that the folks that have the resources the people that we have on our team that are assigned tasks that have taken on those tasks? Do we know what they're supposed to do. And what when when we've asked them to do it by and how to do it. And if the answer is no then we need to make sure and that we can clear that up and part of our jobs as project managers along the way from day. One when you introduce yourself to when you're handed off top developing your people. So are your teammates coming out the other end of the project better are you also and I think we should always look at that. The second value here respect. And here's the principal so no your people and their wellbeing now in this time is an excellent opportunity to develop this. If you're maybe not as heavy in this as a project manager is checking on your team how are you doing? How's your family getting enough rest? You need help. Let me know if you need more people. We need to staff if we can to help give you a break like that. Should be a constant cycle a constant check in with our teammates. Keep your people informed. We've all been part of silos or I copied these people on the email. But not these other people you know what cut down on emails and copy folks and if someone says Hey. I don't need to know this just work with my people awesome then cut down. But there's really unless you're actually working in top secret security compartment mental information skift stuff like none of this is top secret right so we should be open have good communications and keep our entire team informed at all levels. There's one thing I've heard a lot on calls of then and when folks use the term. We'll talk about that offline which you know partially sometimes if you've been on those calls means. I don't WanNa talk about this in front of everyone else you and I can just talk about it somewhere else now. There's utility in that when in a quick update meeting. We'RE NOT GONNA get into a working session that makes sense. Hey you know what? Let's dive into this deeper offline so we can work through that that makes total sense. You should be doing that anyway when folks don't want to talk about something and you can tell through the conversation that there's already other silos happening in the project. That's something that you should be aware of as a project manager in that you should you should maybe address. Knx You guys want to talk about this. Offline is information that I can help with or that. Maybe the rest of the team needs to know and just kind of reach out again. There shouldn't be a ton of separate discussions that don't relate to everybody else on the team and the objectives that the project is trying to meet right if it's truly unified and we'll get into that a little bit. This other principle that has to do with respect is build the team. Right your job as a project manager whether you've been matrix than they actually report to you or most often. I found like no one actually works for you but your job is to build the team up so that folks want to do work for the project or you if you've built those relationships through you reaching out to them directly through talking to them through active listening all you know some of the other things we'll get into about good leadership but part of your job is not just build. Get people to get the job that it's build. The team to be cohesive
The Haunting of Gettysburg
"Paranormal activity from Phantom cries. Wounded soldiers to lifelike apparitions. Many visitors visitors to Gettysburg have been touched by his haunting past. Gettysburg was assigned were confederate. Union armies clashed on July first eighteen. Sixty three the battle was a three day bloodbath. That would change American history forever. When the cannons smoke cleared the Union soldiers had one but nearly five thousand thousand horses and fifty thousand men. Lay Dead or dying. Many of the confederate soldiers never received a proper burial now more than fourteen in decades later these unsettled spirits may still linger in Gettysburg. This historic town is home to a surprising number of Phantom forms captured in photography including the ghost of what appears to be confederate General Robert e Lee that Daniel Lady farm was used as the confederate army field hospital. Soldiers who suffered from artillery wounds lot of chest wounds lost limbs were brought to the farm to recover or to suffer for through the final moments of their lives. The Farmhouse Barn saw their share of ghastly horror the ghosts of General Isaac. You'll in his core of ten. Ten thousand still reportedly hot the farm cash town in just eight miles west of the tiny town. Cash town in was the site where the I soldier was killed during the Gettysburg campaign to the civil war. The current owners believe they have proof of their ghostly. Visitors Jack Palladino and his wife have pictures from eight nineteen eighty seven through two thousand seven of strange orbs and skeleton showing up in their photos. According to Mr Palladino he and his guests have heard their share of thumping doors. They've also witnessed lights. Turn on and off on their own doors locking and unlocking locking themselves. How about the Gettysburg Hotel. The history of the Gettysburg hotel is filled with tales of eerie haunting. 'S A ghost of a woman has been seen Dancing Hansen. The hotel's ballroom. Paranormal investigators believe the spirit of union soldier. James Culbertson of company K Pennsylvania Reserve still roams around the hotel. How about blood dairy in while Bala dairy in offers spectacular views of the countryside. It sometimes gives visitors terrifying glimpse of life after death located on the hospital. Road end served as a union field hospital during day. Two of the battle of Gettysburg. Susan lockney owner has collected dozens of stories photos of our guests. ghostly encounters according to a psychic the in appears to be haunted by confederate soldiers buried underneath a nearby tennis court. Gettysburg Ghost train could also take a ninety. The minute ride that only the ghost tour. Gettysburg takes visitors
"gettysburg" Discussed on Newt's World
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You Save if time money and on needed headaches by managing sales finance and accounting orders and HR instantly right from your desktop shop or phone. That's why net sweet is the world's number one cloud business system and right now in that sweet is offering you valuable insights with the free guide seven key strategies to grow your profits at net sweep dot com slash. Newt that's net sweet dot com slash newt to download your free guide seven key strategies to grow your profits net sweet dot com slash newt. I'm joined by Harold. Holzer winner of the two Thousand Fifteen Gilder Older Lehrman Lincoln prize. Who serves as the Jonathan Fanton Director of Hundred Colleges Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute in your mind what makes leakers Gettysburg address so important in so worth remembering during all these years later so the Gettysburg address has a role in our history? Both has the purest piece of American scripture ever written Lincoln in created a new way of addressing audiences with this extraordinarily brief and compact two and a half minute address in in an era in which Purple or pound stem. Winder is worth the order of the day and of course famously. The principal order there. Who preceded him to the platform at Gettysburg spoke for two hours but he was more of course because had it been only brief and not memorable? It wouldn't make make much of a difference but in fact it crystallized the America that Lincoln believes so deeply was worth fighting for worth saving saving and most importantly worth perfecting it explained the war. It explained the sacrifice of explained the mission to to redefine who belonged in America and who had aspirational rights to enjoy the fruits of their labor. It's celebrated American democracy and American Arjun but it recalibrated them to include a wider number of people that had ever been touched by it. Two parts one is the extraordinary insights and commitment both morally and politically and the other is the art of translating it into a permanent permanent documentary around which so much has revolved now for well over one hundred years. How do you feel or see Lincoln in that it context I think what makes Lincoln remarkable and of course it's just the combination of talents experience? That is so unmatched in the American. Experience is that Lincoln not only was able to express the American dream in such a magical way but he also lived the American Dream Gene so he brought experience and talent to the endeavor of explaining to the weary and battle-scarred country having risen himself from obscurity. He really believed so deeply that such opportunities should exist for everybody if they worked hard and top themselves what they needed to know no and the rest is magical. What's so remarkable is and of course how he does it in a prayer like fashion is unfathomable again? Mysterious is that he talks about sacrificing. He talks about the future. He talks about the past and he talks about what's needed next and he does it in this series series of triads and couplets. You know it's just I. If you think about you could try to write that one hundred hundred different ways for one hundred years and it would not come out perfectly. I totally agree. Both the artistry of the words and the authenticity of the thoughts combining away way that is astounding and worthy of being studied for as long as humans care about freedom. Only know about Lincoln's creative process. Is that. It was more painstaking than he likes to let on the one description I've seen about his writing style is that he wrote very slowly and he did not speak. You can believe this. I mean I can't because I'm an inveterate re- writer and you know play with everything until I think it's right and it often isn't. Isn't he sort of wrote pretty cleanly and did not have to go back and rearrange things. He worked carefully. He works slowly. He also had a struggling memory for his own earlier thoughts and obviously didn't even in the age before in fact checking and computers. He did not want to say anything that violated the previous literature that December but with the Gettysburg address was concerned he. He was photographed in Washington. which was a big deal then? No White House photographer on call. You had to go to gallery and sit for. Formal poses is one after another and they were long exposures but a journalist was their approach. Lincoln journalist from California named Noah Brooks and Brooks had the good sense off to say. Have you finished your speech and Lincoln gives a clue and says I not yet. Well what will it be and Lincoln said Short Short Short. It as amusing is that is as modest as he made it. We at least know that he was working on. It did not come to him in this legendary burst of last minute inspiration because many people including Andrew Carnegie spread the rumor that Lincoln had Britain it at the last minute on the train. Which of course makes it part of that wonderful myth and legend? But it's just ain't true. He had a great filing system as a fellow who is so often on the road he would write things down on scraps and then store them in the inside rim of has had under the headband. Not The best system but it worked we do. I do know that he ad libbed under God probably at the last minute. We don't have the reading copy of the speech which is pretty vaccine and disappointing. But we I do know that the phrase under God was not in his the last text we know that he wrote worked on his hosts home the night before the speech and he made ensure that when he subsequently wrote copies that he included the phrase and of course continue to work on it every time someone asks for a souvenir of the speech so the one that is accepted as the final text was not written until about a year and a half after the speech is that right so to evolving around the edges. He didn't change the meaning but he did clean up some little things and I remember I once got a tour of the Lincoln bedroom from President Clinton and he showed me the the White House copy that sits under a window which drives me crazy because the light is not so good for him. And I said the spurs junior why this is here and it's because Lincoln was asked to write a copy out so it could be sold for charity. And then he he did so but he wrote it on both sides heads of one sheet and got a sheepish letter from the host saying that she were sorry but this isn't going to be mounted in an album so we really have to ask you To do it one more time and that's why we have this final copy. Because he did it yet again and this time he wrote address delivered at the cemetery. Make very formal. I thought about that story was fascinating. He writes both a very short speech. But Osu speech that is eternal and one of the great issues is wondering what he thought of it at kidding what he thought he had accomplished because allegedly he had turned to his longtime pal ward. Lemon who was by then A. US Marshall in Washington and Eh not only accompanied him to Gettysburg was serving as the MC for the event and he insists that he turned to him and said that it's a flat failure it It won't scour which is great farm term. Allegedly he was disappointed by it. He didn't get any applause. People were either stunned the brevity or the magnificence of it and just it was almost as if they'd heard a prayer to which it was not appropriate to cheer or plot all of the AP said he was interrupted a few times for plus it goes back to Washington and he reads the press the appraisals of the Gettysburg address rant. Strictly strictly along party lines and to add to the mix the European press thought. It was an absurdity a mockery and that Lincoln was grotesque and not only delivery but in the words the Republican press loved the speech the Democratic Press thought it was embarrassing so welcome to the world of two thousand nineteen but it was eighteen. Sixty three very partisan response. And I think that's all because Congress coming new majorities new alignments also. There's a presidential election coming and everybody is highly partisan coming next. Lincoln comes down to the case of smallpox immediately immediately following to get a sprig address..
"gettysburg" Discussed on Newt's World
"To the soldiers not only those which Gettysburg but those who would continue to fight who made the Gettysburg address real because if these other contingencies are taking place and and God be thanked. They didn't but if those other contingencies described taken place we'd look back on the Gettysburg address now as merely an example political huff and puff is Lincoln had failed to be reelected if the war had ended with an independent confederacy. Who would think of the Gettysburg address is being anything else but a bad moment by bad president it was the soldiers fighting on from eighteen sixty three and eighteen sixty four two victory victory at eight hundred sixty five who really redeem and justify everything Lincoln at Gettysburg in eighteen sixty three the fact that Lincoln can put the attention draws the finger in the direction of the soldiers not the general's not the politicians but the soldiers? It's an act humility on his part and it's an active humility. That is justified by how the soldiers win the war aging sixty five. How the ordinary soldiers soldiers are the real heroes of our Republican democracy? Those very soldiers voted overwhelmingly to reelect Lincoln when their balanced come in the very people who he is going to commit to battle are voting for him to continue the war exactly over seventy percent of the vote in November of eighteen. Sixty four goes to Abraham Lincoln because the soldiers understand and they understand far better better than the harebrained politicians who gather at Chicago in the Democratic National Convention to adopt a piece an immediate peace platform warm and elect a milk and water candidate who had already failed. And that was General George. McClellan the soldiers understand very very. Well what is at stake and they indicate that whistler votes and with their bayonets on the field of battle sense it is to the courage of these everyday people. That Lincoln is dedicating Gettysburg address. That's really it. Because what he speaks to. In the Gettysburg Berg address he begins by invoking the past so we got the declaration of independence the proposition on which we're dedicated. Then he moves to the present present were gathered here on a great battlefield the civil war which is testing whether this nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure and they turned the attention attention to those who suffered here those who died here those who are buried here and he says we cannot consecrate we cannot dedicate we cannot Hallo this ground ground. It's really significant. That he uses that triplet there. The Gettysburg address is very terse very short into the point. It's just lose two hundred seventy two words. It's just ten sentences he stops and slows down and does this elaborate triplet because he wants once to make the point and people's hearing that we can't do this the soldiers have done it. They dedicated they consecrated secreted. They hallowed he will stop and he'll waste some extra words ramming that point home and he'll do that one other time at the very end when he doesn't other triplet of the people by the people for the people he wants to get that message as clearly as possible into the minds of errors. Well in a sense that I'm always done by in dealing with Lincoln he had a knack for finding the words that would capture you so they were here refutable. Oh he is a genius of vocabulary that way. His Law partner of Fourteen Years William turned on described. How in their law office Lincoln would almost not himself up trying to find exactly the right word or exactly exactly the right phrase to communicate his meeting his very first law partner and his mentor in the legal profession? John Todd Stuart said that Lincoln's mind was of a mathematical logical cast. He wanted precision. He wanted exactly lead. The jewel like phrase that would capture an entire idea a whole range of ideas and do it in such a way that the most ordinary Mary farmer fresh from the plow could understand and appreciate a margot this now i WanNa thank you and as always you are a remarkable reckon Tura great historian and somebody that I just. I admire very very deeply well. I will reciprocate. Because it's wonderful to talk to you and wonderful to see all the things that you're doing. Thanks so much next how they get US rugged dress change the course of American history..
Bodies in Weird Places
"In Minnesota sixty three you ask for emails re bodies in weird places well I'll tell you where I found a guy he shouldn't have been when I lived in Santa Barbara in the Mid Nineteen Ninety S I worked at a fancy resort in the room service department take taking phone orders do you want to know but it can't say it on the POD pod believe it the hotel property is super old and there are rumors that is haunted I usually worked the late shift as so I got off work at one. Am We were required to wear uniforms at work and a change in and out of our uniforms on the premises in a locker room the locker room was in in the basement near the accounting office uniform checkout room and the pastry kitchen neither of which were occupied by staff late at night there was a weird door in the locker room into a closet that had a window in it with those Old Spanish style bars on it one night I was changing from my uniform into my own clothes in the locker room there wasn't another soul in the basement already such a big problem for me or so I thought Oh no problems as I was standing in my underwear in front of the Mirror there was this ledge to put your clothes on purse etc while you change I heard a loud sigh that sounded like a man in him aroused state ah looked up at the mirror to see if there was someone or a ghost behind me and saw a reflection in the mirror of a man's face looking at me from the closet through Ooh the park window I screamed he came out of the closet I thought he was going to attack me and being cornered in the basement I ran toward him ready to beat the shit out Yes yes parentheses mind you I'm still just in my underwear he ran away from me an exited the locker room I quickly got dressed and went went out to call security I recognize the man as a housekeeper who frequently came to say hello to me when I was working security called the police and searched the property to find him well I waited in a secure location I didn't want this creep to follow me home they eventually found him hiding on the property and arrested him he was cited for misdemeanor and release lease I never heard from the DA or the police after that but he was fired from his job as you well know at that time peeping wasn't seen as a first step in escalating sex describes I never saw him again but I hope that asshole didn't go on to commit more or worse sexual assaults I don't live in Santa Barbara Anymore but I will be coming up from my favorite weekend and I can't wait by the way I will not be staying in that hotel SSD GM in don't go into a basement locker-room alone late at night Christine how you imagine you look in your it's one you look in the mirror and behind you you realize that you're not seeing just darkness inside a closet now there's a face staring thank you and you're at your most vulnerable even close on Oh God it's horrifying just the worst there's my first one okay this one's called don't die over over minimum wage feel really hello all let's move onto the reason we're here when I was nineteen I worked at a small frozen yogurt shop where I had to close astore but myself because our district manager was trash for real total garbage fro you shop was in a medium size middle class town meaning you could find meth by going floor blocks in any direction the store was set up with a lobby immediately inside yogurt machines on one side with a door leading to the back and the register straight across from the front doors I'm I'm closing alone one night and in the back area washing the dishes when I hear the bell rang signaling customer had just walked in this because I could've sworn I locked the door when I had started my closing task asks who Peek my head out from the back to see a large man right inside the front door staring directly through my eyes into my soul I call out my customer service service voice I'm sorry Sir we're closed for the evening this did nothing to stop him and I realize he's most likely on drugs when he continues to stare and Walk Towards Me Only we saying Yogurt I apologize again and my brain goes into survival mode pretend to call out to my non existent co worker saying no it's okay I'll let him know reclosed large and burly maybe meth man starts to walk towards the door that leads to the back area where I'm at saying no murdy here work that way motherfucker I decided I'm not willing to die over minimum wage and pick up to large butcher knives and wave them around like a crazy lady saying you have to leave were closed he puts his hand up apologizes and leaves good I run and shove a chair to the front door call my Stepdad come pick me up and get the hell out are there yeah I quit the next day because fuck that Shit maybe he really wanted yogurt and was just hungry but I'm glad I went with my gut instinct in that moment yes I'd rather be alive in crazy then untrusting and debt or assaulted hello hi. ps I think I listened to this podcast too much because sometimes I hear things or dry creepy looking houses and think to tell you guys about I and then remember you don't know me and we aren't friends yes we are stay sexy and don't die over minimum wage and always make sure you're willing to look like the craziest motherfucker in the room your your friend and another lifetime Sasha Sasha it's so true great job really good job and also fuck people who don't let teenagers who who work for minimum wage in those retails yeses the the date don't schedule to people and making anyone close by themselves in that's in high school school boy or girl that's bullshit it's also frightening it's not cool at all Yeah Yogurt yogurt shop murders you that's right because it's yeah people are vulnerable trapped in a spa there's so many of the stories that we've told that start with a person who's just doing their job doing the thing thing they're supposed to do there's following the rules they're trying to make their money shit comes around and takes advantage of that bullshit assholes God i Love Frozen Yogurt Okay in this I'm not going to read this subject line because it gives everything away okay hi am FM crew in honor of a this is after Halloween but in honor Spooky Halloween I wanted to write in about the time my mom and I saw dead body I live in Florida and usually go home to Pennsylvania once a year in October to visit my family and go to the annual Apple Harvest Festival and Gettysburg. Yeah I love the Apple Bread enough to get past the fact that it's the women's Republican Party that makes and sells it there oh honey you're giving money to the Harley just make your own apple bread the fuck and recipe from from an old lady in your family right went online there was a time where that was okay and both sides and partisanship not anymore CASTA twenty nineteen their babies in cages. It's not a joke I like them apples please right now give some money to races races which is the charity that's down in Texas that's trying to help immigrants and people that whose children have been taken away from them because they're trying trying to immigrate to a better country let's get away from the war in their son of a bitch and that's on the page last year when I was home I was in the the car with my mom about a mile from my grandparents house when we see a man laying on the ground in his driveway not moving I say something my mom and ask if we should go back and see if he's all right and and my mom says no hopefully he's dead that man that lives there as a pedophile I love mine only she's redeemed she went on to tell me that he had been in and out of jail for raping multiple young girls around the time that my mom was a kid in the seventy s my mom was right he was dead he was shot on on his porch and had crawled down his driveway for help a few days later a man turned himself in for murder apparently the dead guy was sleeping with a married married woman and her husband decided to kill him I can't get past the fact that a woman was sleeping with a convicted child rapist that should be an automatic dealbreaker it keep up the great work this podcast this podcast keeps me sane on my ninety minute COMMU SDG 'em Eliza I less I love at the moment like who cares going seriously I'm sorry but that's not it's you get to withhold help for people that have only harmed others others their whole life I'm disappointed that he got killed for sleeping with a grown woman and not for a child they would have been more satisfying in the story but either way what's important is that when he crawled down his porch to go get Helga the people in his community said guess what mother Fucker you're a bad person you're the enemy and and you're GonNa have your your reaping yourself friend
"gettysburg" Discussed on Parklandia
"So mike what am I going to do you can get really exciting really quick and especially if you're like stuck and you can't venture off by trying to take a bite not for held a lot of pants and I was like maybe I'll just take your bike big mistake found that pike was not meant for hills I thought my legs were going to light on fire and my muscles it like drains the life out of me and then I remember getting to that trail and I'm like I'm already pretty much dead so I'm GonNa go for right now but yeah thank God we had like beyond eight help save you from boredom she always helps ya but we also saved today that week to drive out to Gettysburg we need twenty twenty six feet of parking space and lake national parks and places like Edinburgh usually almost always I've RV designated spaces but they're kind of few and far between compared to car spaces so and sometimes cars park Nathan which is like what are you doing offer you oh God well yeah that happens it happens we may it worked out for us any museum yeah unfortunately we got there in the morning and we're able to make a beeline for the visitor center which with absolutely beautiful it really was I mean it was just massive I mean a modern facility out front bellas so cool and apparently a very popular spot for photos unsurprisingly also another reason to get there early because that was a Lincoln statue was like a mosh pit later yeah no we definitely had to snap a selfie or the before getting a two crowd right right and then kind of tying it back to the beyond say thing riposting that flooded our facebook with a caption you mean Abe and cabinet saying the destiny's child of Gettysburg it was a big big head on social media everyone you just that was really awesome. I don't think we ever talked about who we would be in each you know destiny's child member Okay well obviously Abe is beyond yeah uh-huh totally Michelle on this yeah well you have to own it Michelle's underrated I think she's great and it's not like you're like one of the original group members was kicked out of destiny's child or anything so and he anyway we've got to give more props to the visitor's center because it's one of the best things I think I've ever seen yeah we've seen really I mean it's actually operated the Gettysburg Foundation and that works with the National Park Service to educate visitors about all the different military park and civil war yeah they do an amazing job and thorough and the first thing you got to do when you arrive to this center is getting line to buy tickets especially for the film and something called the Cyclorama yes one hundred percent yeah because that stuff has the most likelihood of filling up and there's only a limited amount of time per day so I had never even heard of this cyclorama before so I was very intrigued and we obviously need to see what this is all about yeah definitely lived up all the hype for sure I mean with our tickets we had Ah timed entry to the film which was called a new birth of freedom this was screened on a in a large modern theater that actually minded we have like a regular high quality movie theater and one of the things that wasn't a who did the voicing more in free of course he killed it of course he's always welcome surprise and perfect in this context like hearing Morgan Freeman's voice talking about civil war in Gettysburg goes just absolutely amazing and made it so much more emotional Morgan Freeman's voice is the voice of America let's be Yeah we love him more so yeah this theater was really impressive like the rest of the visitor's center everything very new very polished in my kind of the state of the art and this one was far more modern than the typical visitor's center screening rooms we've been in it had literally stadium seating very comfy chair news and it's the type of theater that you want to spend like a couple hours in eating gummy worms drinking soda or in our case Soda with air quotes because that usually means like a little sneaky flaps that you bring in I don't know what you're talking about this was really angry movie winky mode Yeah it was really great movie experience I mean I'd be happy to sit in their afternoon them that'd be definitely be weird to be drinking out of a flask at Gettysburg film yeah that's not a good idea but I was just really into it and I could absolutely sit there for hours I totally agree but the movie is only about twenty minutes scenario by Morgan Freeman like we said fantastic surprise get his visitor center really pulled out all the stops the listeners S. one very impressive Morgan Freeman as the best narrator I can listen to talk about and he literally anything he could narrate a fun book and I would be weeping with emotion probably so this This movie really was a good primer on the civil war and the battle of Gettysburg in particular Living in the The timeline of the steps that lead into this iconic event right so I obviously you've got his Berg was epic and iconic but I had kinda forgotten about all the details and Smith junior high days and this was a good refresher and then even further than that not only refresh but like informed me every on everything about Gettysburg in like I feel like instead of taking a whole history class in junior high I just watched this twenty minute movie and finally able to turn the tables on the confederacy and pave the way for victory of war yeah so up until this point until Gettysburg Robert e Lee was pretty much on the arthur the north he was gaining so much momentum that the union was struggling to keep them back now and then there's another like National Park Tien here that we learned about two incense Lee actually let US troops through the Shannon Doa valiant as way to Gettysburg right yeah I had no idea about that as well that was the that was a fascinating little fact but it does make sense geographically since the confederate troops were heading there from Chancellor's Ville Virginia so making its way through the Shenandoah area which was not a national park at the time no of course not obviously not but his initial hopes were to keep pressing northward to add more pressure to the union aiming to just weaken them to me and then be able to sick and then a hopefully make way to Philadelphia eventually and then who knows what would have happened after that everything came to a head on July first of eighteen sixty three at first it seemed like Lee might be successful since on the first day of the battle confederate forces defeated John beaver Union Forces on the north side of Gettysburg Yeah and then the next day July second was complete mayhem the union form this huge hook shaped offensive line and the confederacy meet a full charge right into it there was none of bloody battles fought at sites like little round top peach orchard and Devil's den which sounds appropriately ominous I think yeah and then July third things took a different turn there is many losses on both sides believe was too ambitious with his charge on the cemetery orig- he had more than twelve thousand soldiers leading this salt but the unions defensive line was too strong with rifles and artillery yeah so this that being a huge blow to the confederacy so much so that Lee had to retreat back to Virginia and altogether there were about fifty thousand soldiers killed over the three day span on both sides which is absolutely horrific now and then several months later Lincoln visited Gettysburg for the dedication of Gettysburg nationals commentary and that's eight delivered his famous address.
Do Not Diminish Your Light
"So i wanna frame up this podcast with a couple of things so so one of the things that we're doing in this podcast frame up and i said podcast not just this podcast but our whole podcast is is to put on display okay so to speak where we're at to show what our life is like and how we feel about it what our feelings are sometimes in the past asked. We've dug into a lot of this shitty times right. <hes> and i just want to make this. This is a a an adjustment or a clarification that the focus is on you know where we're at right now however feeling and to show you to put our life as this is the journey we took took and we are taking currently and our continued to take yes and so i i'm i'm saying i don't wanna dwell as much in the past because more and more people who are coming to us. We've really expanded our counseling and coaching. It's been really fun. Exciting a lot of people i've noticed one dwell on the past about how shitty their life is and how their shitty their life has been <hes> and one of the first things i do is reorient you towards the possibilities in to the paradise to the future and because there's these negative thought loops that get people get on and they seem to dwell in them seem to do well i used to do that. I used to run rails in my head so lewis shitty past gives you permission to have shitty present which would indicate that you actually don't want a good president if you want to dwell on the past and and create shitty president yeah so i'm interested in illuminating this state of light and joy and then giving people hope to get there and show them how to if they want to come to counseling coaching events or just listen to the podcast yup i got a frown in there was a general all around yeah. That's what i have to deal with so my pleasant place where i am right now is i'm feeling pretty down. 'cause my girlfriend girlfriend frowned at me. She's my wife anyway. How are you feeling so. Let's start right there jenny. How are you feeling right now. Where are you at. Where am i well. Philip k feeling a little stressed while stress because we we have our marriage and <unk> shades of intimacy coming up next weekend september sixth seventh and eighth so just doing a lot of prep mentally physically xactly energetically for that event which is both a incredibly exciting. I'm like this morning. I woke up. I just my eyes popped open open and i was excited and then you go through the waves of holy shit. There's so much to do and then pop back out and you get really excited again and then you're like. I've got this great idea. Pop back out and you're like oh my god so i think people can relate right. I mean this is where we're at and navigated to it now. Now i will briefly talk about the past for second in our past. We would usually be pretty turbulent right all right so we've worked really hard to be where we are now. Where mildly mildly turbulence is way okay better than where we're at right. I think people can relate to win. You kinda have regular meltdown so speak right yeah right. I my mom anytime she would have visitors coming to clean the house. She is coming to clean the hell out of visitors coming to visit she would i would start with the oh i need to clean and then it would just turn into we'll just turn into a meltdown right pattern. There's always and tencent a mirror so think about. I think people can relate to some event out there and as it comes up they start to go into meltdown mode. It's pretty typical. But what if we just go into feeling good and so that's what we're doing this. We're just feeling really good <hes> and from that good we're still doing all the shit we need to do to get better right that interesting difference big difference like we could clean the house in a panic feeling like we're just fucking losing it and fuck this. We should cancel the event. We're gonna just die. Clean clean clean or hey. I'm so excited right. I'm cleaning now. That's a nuclear bomb of information. I just dropped on eugenie there. The world go big difference. It's possible to do it differently. Yeah okay frame set intimate with iron bars. <hes> okay so today we've had. We did three days in a row. Let's talk about one of the experiences that we had that. We've done three days in a row. We've gone for our morning walks yeah or not. Some morning walks on some of the day's yesterday. It was the mid day. Burn me out destroy. My gimme heatstroke day was still was a great walk. Walk yep so talk about walks okay. You've been telling me that they're like you rose every day yeah no. They're awesome. I mean they're a long stretch of time to get the body moving and the mind moving and we do a lot of idea generating and they're just awesome just the connecting bodily with movement bodily with movement okay yeah well yeah i mean it's like it's opposed to sitting across from each other talking. We're walk walk at the same time and there's something that adds to it that we're walking that the body is moving the piece. I want to talk about so today. We had a fantastic experience. Just fantastic and we're going to talk about it. <hes> i loved this experience. Do you want to tell the story sure so we were walking along. There's obviously walking past a bunch of houses in our neighborhood and all of a sudden. We hear this little little boy voice little a little boy voice ringing out with this song. I don't even know what the hell the song was. It's no discernible song but he's just singing any. I can see his sister up near the front door and his brother was over in the in the driveway and really all. I can't locate it. I can see the two other kids and i can't really locate this other. We're this voice disembodied voice coming from and i mean he's loud. He's he's just seeing it out and i'm looking and those i see the sign like a for sale sign. These two little fee. I'm like i found and it and it was just so cute. I mean just his little lungs were full and he was belting out. Whatever the hell is what it was horrible and because we can really see him he couldn't see us and so we're walking along and we we we walk around the edge of the of the sign where he can see us and all of a sudden his just joyous he is belted out song trails off into this little embarrassed and gets quieter in it was funny just drill down and i thought i had a funny line. This isn't really funny but i thought i said something mike mike and thus the boy learned shame i mean that's what ed it became. He became embarrassed. I mean that's what it seemed right and so his this amazing joyous moment for him just trailed off into this little diminish embarrassed embarrassed to nothingness it did and it was it was exuberant excitement and we both picked up on it <hes> we were. We were looking at each other and going. I mean this. This kid is howling a song like kosong berg and there were no words it was just a howl of delight and emotion and just like a bird talking the talk talk talk knock you know and and we walked around and i and he looked up and he looked up at me and just a trail and i waved thome and i wanted to give him the biggest smile i could yeah because i loved what he was doing right but interestingly enough something happened right yeah something happened and he become self conscious and he felt on some level something wrong with his song <hes> and that he must must be quiet. <hes> an embarrassment you could see the layers shit just piling onto on right at that moment right and i don't know maybe where the source of back those layers came from but it wasn't us right like like clean moment we utterly appreciated him singing and utterly utterly appreciated him trailing off right just gave him unconditional love <hes> yeah he's got the biggest small it's usually she's frowning at amoebae this time. It isn't that true actually not true get defensive. Let's talk about this. I anyway so yeah great experience. What did you get from that well. I mean i think i got what we just kind of walked through is how you know we we have these moments of exuberance and then stories stories or whatever creep in and it diminishes it but it also gave me a very powerful moment of seeing seeing being that i want the opposite and that i want the opposite for other people in that moment. It made me sad that he trailed trailed off that his song diminished to a low hum it made me sad and so what that provided aided me was insight into. I want the opposite. I want little kids who how their songs and don't stop because people walk by but i also want the same for myself you know this. This child was a perfect little microcosm of what we we do day in day out to ourselves you ourselves. Do you remember me talking about the pencil rocket story about his in this interesting. I was just telling you about oh my eighth grade or sixth grade pencil rocket story <unk>. I just remember putting these two things together about a night or two ago. I was telling jenny that when i was a kid i had an active imagination <hes> just a really active imagination and one day i was. I think i was in eighth grade but it could be sixth grade. I was in mr norm colours history class the guy who made us memorize and speak in front of everybody the gettysburg address little factual for you that just came up from the depths of my brain and i had two pencils and it occurred to me in like a study period moment or something that they looked a lot like spaceships because they were pointed at the front and the erasers looked like the fire coming out the end of a spaceship and so i began to fly them around course right shaw show. I'm like this is about a lot of all in their chasing each other shooting each other and was having the most it's amazing time right just absolutely amazing time and i had a friend who really looking out for me looking after he was and he's all like comes up to do. You just got stopped. That look like a moron. You look like an idiot. You look like you're you're. You're embarrassing. You'll never get a girl. I remember that line and i was just like it was interesting because i'm sure i'm sure sure any girl in the eighth grade considering dancing or dating me at that time was probably surely put off by by the pencil the intense world i was in my own world right like like this kid was in his own world yeah completely yeah oh yeah and here's the thing by the sound of his song. We knew he was in a beautiful world. Yeah he was in the best world ever and i was having the best ruled ever with my rocket ships and my friend was like i gotta help you here. You're embarrassing yourself. You look you're just not hear back to less optimal world where you should worry about shit like this yeah. That's your thing and and i'll i'll say i can piece some things out of it. <hes> that are useful like present present be aware of how your behavior affects others. If in this moment you really don't give a shit. He just being you and bill. It's also aware of was like okay. That girl cute one three rows back. She's not going to date me anymore but that's okay. I'm okay with that something like that but and presence but i was in such and so i remember i remember this feeling feeling about <hes> i remember feeling bad and li literally came back to a less optimal world world. You were enjoy. I mean i'm not talking about the fact that you were in like a world with little pencils patients like you're in joy. You were you're creating. You're imaginative. You were having fun and you came back to a less optimal world where you were feeling pulling bad. You were feeling stress. You were feeling embarrassed and all those worlds are inside you. I mean but you came came back to a less optimal jason. No i think i can blame my friend for all those things. Oh okay yeah that feels better yeah. No it all was in with.
College trustee resigns over Nazi uniform costume photo
"Pennsylvania college trustee as apologized and announced his resignation because a student found a nineteen eighty yearbook photo nineteen eighty nineteen eighty was almost forty years ago. Nearly I nearly dropped dead thirty nine years ago. There's a picture in a yearbook and he was wearing a Nazi uniform. It was a costume. You put it into context with a bunch of guys. They were they were dressing up like Hogan's heroes the TV show. It was for a party show theme and addressed as the Nazi soldier in a POW camp. A you couldn't make Hogan's heroes today. You couldn't do it. You couldn't make Archie bunker today. Oh, no. You couldn't make on the family today. But this guy, but how come it was? Okay. Then reruns are okay because we were just we were we were just so lame. We didn't know any better that you should be banned now, but it should be. Yeah. That's what I'm saying. Hogan's heroes is still running this guy. Bob, Garth, wait. Who who besides being a trustee from the college board is also a huge financial donor has apologized and fallen all over himself. Apologizing is my sincere hope is that our current students will learn from my poor. Judgment thirty nine years ago and be more thoughtful than I was about the impact of their actions on others, I extend my sincere apologies to the entire Gettysburg college community and humble. To me. It's more of an insult for him doing this. Exactly. He just making the problem worse. Then just to say. Yeah. That was then this is now let's move on.
Why are people afraid to sign up for government programs meant to protect them?
"The December is Casey us season of giving back. What are you grateful for breaking news, award-winning, cultural, coverage, eclectic music, free events, and concerts, and how about truth connection and community a KCRW? It's all possible. Because of you you give because it matters your dollars. Make the biggest impact this month. Thanks to generous challenge grants. So cross us off your list this season with a tax deductible donation at KCRW dot com slash join. In eighteen sixty three in the Gettysburg address. Abraham LINCOLN proclaimed that the government of the people by the people for the people shall not perish from the earth. This is Dr Michael Wilks with a second opinion one hundred years later in nineteen sixty four our federal government began its war on poverty as a program for the people following president Johnson's lead the federal government began the food stamp program. The Medicaid program head start and job corps. The goals of all of these programs were to promote health prevent hunger and give every person a chance to pursue the American dream the same dream that are relatives pursue generations ago. Well, over the past few weeks, the American public Health Association and other health organizations report that these same programs have seen a precipitous drop in enrollment p. People are even asking that their names be removed from their rosters, certainly hunger and access to healthcare remain critical problems. So what's going on? Dr John Troy till a public health expert explains why people on government assistance, like food stamps are not signing up. If somebody is here legally, and is according to the government excessively dependent on government support for their day-to-day needs. Then the government may decide that they should not stay here in the United States. So some of the most vulnerable people in society who are trying to integrate with our culture are left wondering if using public health benefits, like food stamps could cost them a chance for a green card. Well, federal policy hasn't yet changed fear of deportation targeting legal immigrants who use these. Benefits is already being felt the effects of this proposed legislation is not just on the immigrants. The impact may be greatest on those who already US citizens or have green cards you see in mixed status families where you have a US legal citizen living with family members. Who are not yet citizens? You can have a chilling effect. They are definitely afraid then they pull out they withdraw all the members of the family from these programs actually, the chilling effect affects more people than the direct effect. In addition. The proposed new rules would hardly be cost effective at best. They are penny wise and pound foolish. These are essential services that people need to maintain their health and to be able to function productively in our society today's immigrants do not. Come here to take advantage of our government programs immigrants want the same American dream that we all want if we create policies that engender fear among the twenty three million non-citizens, we are going to see hungry children people avoiding emergency rooms, we could have outbreaks of communicable diseases children, not getting vaccinated and a lack of prenatal care. It is time to stop this right now before there are real human consequences. This is Dr Michael Wilks with a second opinion this podcast was made by public radio station. KCRW our status, a nonprofit enables us to make bold and unusual programs. But we need your support to keep it that way donate or become a member at KCRW dot com slash join. And thanks.
"gettysburg" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"The grave sites and the other representations of those who served in the confederacy in the civil war gettysburg they buried all sorts of people who were killed and at gettysburg union soldiers were killed and soldiers from the south were killed and that is buried at gettysburg and that battle site has been revered by americans ever since the civil war gettysburg was one of the bloodiest most vicious most awful battles of that war because you did here of this awful loss of life in this fight by the north to preserve the union in the south to preserve state rights the component of slavery and all of this is but argued forever but because of slavery and because the south had slaves and wanted to be able to keep slaves now on the left we are demeaning any notion of any representation of the confederacy at all i may actually a little sympathetic to their argument i'm not a big fan of confederate flags flying a government office buildings in the south because the confederacy isn't a country the united states of america is now a nation but i'm not one of those people who cares much if we take them down or not these are dead people they fought for the south because they lived in the south this group is going they're not to make any particular point about slavery they're not going there to make any point other than that they know that this will anger people sakata vert gettysburg replace the tourists go children go that we do civil war reenactments and go and crashed the place what not surprisingly a civil war veterans group is going to go there to counter protest they wanna make sure that atta fahd doesn't go in trash gettysburg.