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Fresh update on "hill " discussed on Unorthodox
"Doing all the serious things. The tahara, the preparation for the burials, the preparation for Trump's visit, the protests and counter protests. But it wasn't just the adults. It was the young people in Pittsburgh, who also felt they had to do something. Who also had this sense that they couldn't just sit still. One of those young people was Emily pressman. She was a student at altered as high school, which is like the public school in squirrel hill. If you meet people from the Pittsburgh Diaspora, particularly if they're Jewish, you can pretty much say to them, oh, did you go to alternate? What year? And they'll tell you their year at older dice. The morning of the attack, she was out of town at a debate tournament in the suburbs. And like Tammy habs, when we heard about earlier encountering the crosses for losses guy, she learned what was going on by text. After she heard what was going on, she wanted to leave the debate tournament immediately. But her mom told her to hold on, wait, not to come back to sport hill yet. Eventually, however, a couple hours later, she left the tournament went home and turned on the news. And I sat down on my couch and I heard them pronounce this happened on the corner of north umbrella straight. I'm like, nothing. What the hell that's not how you pronounce my street name? And this is the world listening to them saying north, Cumberland. I'm like, holy shit, that's where I live. I called my best friend Marina. And said, what are you doing right now? She's like, oh, I'm helping playing the vigil with some people. I said, where are you? I'm on my way. Emily's friend was at Starbucks. Now, there are two Starbucks in squirrel hill, so for those of you who are locals, I'll tell you, this is the one on Forbes avenue, not unmarried. This is like kind of the bigger, more central Starbucks. And like every Starbucks you've ever been in, it has that one long, Bigtable in the middle, the communal table. And there was about 12 of us sitting around that table and while this was happening, squirrel hill was a dust town. I've never seen this area so quiet. No one knew how to react. It was terrified. Emily sat there with about a dozen of her classmates and tried to do something about that silence. They did all the work that's needed for a vigil, they decided something's happening that night. They're going to make it happen. They bought candles, they coordinated with other groups, they found a microphone they found a stage, they found a song leader to lead songs that night. And they began to get the word out. They wanted other people to know that they would be at the main intersection at Forbes and Murray. That night. Now, their biggest task was not figuring out how many candles to buy or anything kind of tangible or material like that. Rather, it was deciding what kind of vigil they wanted to hold. And Emily had an idea. She knew exactly what to do. After all, it was Saturday. It was Shabbat. We wanted to have a hot dolla, because it was happening on Saturdays, so we wanted everyone who wanted to be there to be there. So being the most religious of the group. I was actually the one who was like, there should be a service. There should be at this time. Some people were like, we should make this about gun violence. I was like, this is not the time for that. This was an act of violence. Against a religion. That's what this was. So we made sure that was clear. Some people smoke and it was just something to get for the community together. We said this Abdullah, if you know the tunes of the songs,.
Senator: YouTube, TikTok, Snap offering only small changes
"The influence of you too tick tock it's Snapchat on kids was the subject of a hearing on Capitol Hill today democratic senator Richard Blumenthal heads the Senate subcommittee which recently heard from a Facebook data scientists this time around they're focusing on how young people are affected in his office created a YouTube account for eighteen to find out we watched a few videos about extreme dieting and eating disorders they were easy to find YouTube's recommendation algorithm began to promote extreme dieting and eating disorder videos each time we open the app Jennifer stout is the vice president of global public policy at Snapchat I have tremendous respect for this institution and the work that you are doing to ensure that young people are having safe and healthy online experiences I Shelley Adler
Fresh "hill " from Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe
"Bridge and it's blocking all lanes in both directions fire cruiser on the scene right now so use alternates like the Fremont bridge or aurora bridge instead South on 5 is a mass leaving downtown from Lake city way all the way to just south of Alba were two right lanes are still blocked for emergency expansion joint repair work that hasn't even begun yet South and 405 is crawling from northeast 7th and Kirkland up the Cannondale hill and all that pressure has east about 90s struggling from island crust way very slow into coma two a concert at Tacoma dome tonight's of south on 5 is heavy from highway 18 a city center north 5 is around the Tacoma dome And there's a crash on south on 5 just south of the JBL on main gate on the left shoulder The support sponsored by indie dot com find the right hire right now indeed helps you attract screen and interview quality candidates all in one place visit indie dot com slash credit Your next combo traffic at 6 34 If you are one of those many many people who are stuck trying to get from the east side into the city today because that semi truck that was on its side blocking all lanes westbound of I 90 just west of the mount baker tunnel It took them till ten o'clock It was a big big mess of course blocking all the westbound lanes but it took more than three hours finally get that thing reopened and so on So we were with you throughout it all and hopefully tomorrow morning's commute will be a little bit easier It will be wet though our coma forecasts as the rains moving in right now rather light to medium range And for 40s for the overnight but tomorrow.
It Takes More Faith to Be an Atheist Than a Christian
"I visit college campuses a lot and I'd say in Vermont, half the room were probably atheists last night. And it's fashionable. So some people would say, Eric, there is no proof that there's a God, therefore I'm an atheist. You embarked on this book to show, hold on a second. It takes, it takes more faith to be an atheist than to be a Christian. Okay, that is like the understatement of the millennium. It takes, I mean, I've heard people say that Frank Turk has said that. Trust me, once you read just what's in this book. I mean, there's way more. But it has become to my mind. If you read just this, you realize that real atheism is preposterous. And I don't just mean people don't believe in God or idiots or they're wrong. No, no, no. 50 years ago, it was tenable. It was something you could say, I've come to the conclusion, whatever. It could make sense. It could be we would say it's wrong, but 50 years ago, you could say, all right, well, you're an atheist. Today, based on this information, I would say it is not possible to be an intellectually satisfied atheist. If you want to be an agnostic, I will take my hat off to you. That's one thing. But to say that I know there's no God based on several things, I simply don't think it's possible. And I think people are going to get angry and a guy called up. I had the honor of guest hosting Charlie's radio show today, because, you know, he sleeps late. And he's young, he's a hill learn who learn. And no, but seriously, he let me guess host the show. And so a guy called up, I did call ins, and he said, I'm an atheist, whatever. And he said, you don't give any hard evidence of God. And I said, this is what happens. I think when you talk to atheist, they don't really even understand I'm not trying to be mean. But when you say hard evidence, that's exactly what is in this book. When you talk about the fine tuned
Fresh update on "hill " discussed on Sound ON
"Extending the child tax credit never mind climate or paid leave As I read the headline on the terminal really says it all Biden agenda traces D.C. arc from vision to sausage grinder We take air live from Washington today without knowing exactly how this program will end As chaos continues here inside the bubble coming up we'll get the latest on Capitol Hill from Bloomberg's Laura Davis and spend owning the tax story today and we'll talk about it with the panel Bloomberg politics contributors Jeannie Sano and Rick Davis with us for the hour We'll dig into details later on this grand debate with congresswoman Haley Stevens Democrat from Michigan and a lot more ahead too in the fastest hour in politics We started off right now with an update on the markets and Charlie Palmer Thank you very much for show Matthew I'm all buckled in all ears for tonight's show We've got Ford reporting after the close of trading and four delivered third quarter results that beat analyst expectations Ship shortages ease sales group at fort does say those shortages could.
Mark Meadows Gives Charlie a Heartfelt Thank You
"With us is Mark Meadows, Mark welcome to the Charlie Kirk show. Hey, Charlie, it's great to be with you. Thank you for the work that you do and all those that are tuned in right now. Just a real heartfelt thank you to all of you and I want to can I remind the audience of something that you may not even remember. So I was actually a member of Congress on the oversight committee, Jim Jordan and I would just take it to him. And then all of a sudden, you know, Charlie Kirk shows up in the back row. And so I do a shout out. And it's my staff who says, hey, do you see who's in the back row? And I said, yeah, they said, what do you know who he is? Of course I know who doesn't know who Charlie is, but thank you for fighting the fight and not just with so many members on Capitol Hill, but on college campuses and in the churches and the public arena each and every day. You're a true
AG Garland Admits to Rep. Gohmert That No One Has Been Charged With 'Insurrection'
"Little more I've never spent this much time on a hearing But I thought this hearing was very very important And I felt the Republicans did a really wonderful job My man Louis gohmert was there too of course And so he asks well I'll let him ask Cut 9 go But I want to take you to January 6th It's a very common topic here people has any defendant involved in the January 6th events been charged with insurrection I don't believe so Well that is the word most used by Democrats here on Capitol Hill About January 6th but no one has been charged with it that we could find either Doesn't matter they want to call it an
Don't You Dare Call Mike and Tell Him You're Not Going to Vote
"And one of the craziest things anybody could say is that we don't have momentum and we shouldn't vote next year. So I've got a brand new rule on the Mike Gallagher show. Don't call this show and tell me you're not going to vote next year because I'm going to hang up on you. The country needs to be shaved. And we're going to do it through the election process. And when you say Republicans aren't doing enough to ensure election integrity, what the heck do you think the Republicans on Capitol Hill did yesterday? They stood unanimous. They were firm. They stood tall, and they rejected this garbage. Republicans are fighting for election integrity. And Americans are standing against the
The Regime Being Run By Pharmaceutical Companies With Daniel Horowitz
"Daniel, and one of your pieces of my memory serves me well, I'm going to dig it up. You allude to the fact that this really is a regime that is being run by pharmaceutical companies. That this is about the small group of pharmaceutical companies that are calling the shots. Is it that sinister? Is it that diabolical Daniel or is there another explanation to this? I mean, I think it's broader than that, but certainly one of the lead ships in that armada of the system when you talk about the system, the cabal, the globalists, it's the pharmaceuticals. And I love how you call it the Fauci virus. China virus is really off message. The likely knew about it and maybe they had some involvement. This ain't the Chinese. They used Wuhan because it was offshore. This was done by UNC UNC Chapel Hill berwick, Jurassic, Fauci, and all the pharmaceuticals that were in it. By the way, fun fact, UNC Chapel Hill, which is the ground zero for the getting function of research for coronaviruses. You know that they're the ones who had Remdesivir. Gilead, somehow got ahold of it. Look it up. UNC Remdesivir. How is it that the only thing that was ever approved, which as I wrote yesterday have an article on this at the blaze NIH's own website says it causes liver toxicity and renal failure and we're seeing that with Sony patients, which is why a lot of people come in moderate moderate COVID, they should get over just like they go into the hospital with pneumonia every year. COPD, we have this treatable and they die. And it is the Remdesivir. It's one vicious cycle. So they'll look at Ivermectin C we can't use that and they're like, okay, let's say we're wrong and it's a sugar pill. But it is literally safer than Tylenol, won the Nobel Prize. Every piece of literature says is well tolerated. No one's ever had a problem. Why not try
Court: U. of North Carolina can consider race in admissions
"A judge has ruled that north Carolina's flagship public university can continue to consider race as a factor in its undergraduate admissions in Chapel Hill North Carolina U. S. district judge Loretta Biggs ruled against a group who argued that considering race in admissions at the university of North Carolina but white and Asian students at a disadvantage students for fair admissions sued U. N. C. in twenty fourteen saying its admission practices violated the equal protection clause of the constitution and federal civil rights law they pursued a similar lawsuit against Harvard University and are challenging an appellate denial in that case to the U. S. Supreme Court Biggs wrote that U. N. C. met its burden in demonstrating it has a compelling interest in achieving the educational benefits of diversity I'm Jennifer king
Posthumous Chuck Berry live album to be released in December
"Record to celebrating with the announcement of a new live album our margins are a letter with the latest we re doing rock classics or would he simply called Chuck Berry songs like Carol rock and roll music and Johnny B. Goode will be featured on the line from blueberry hill album on December seventeenth the performances were recorded between July two thousand five in January two thousand six a blueberry hill cafe in St Louis love that stage so much he played it two hundred nine times in seventeen years his backing band included his daughter Ingrid on harmonica and his son Charles berry junior on guitar
Math and Reading Test Scores for Teens Drop Since 2012
"The enormous amount of money we put into our government school seems to be paying off For the unions the educational bureaucrats the Democrat party but not for our kids not for their students Math and reading test scores this is the hill for the country's 13 year olds have dropped sharply In comparison to the numbers from 2012 with some of the lowest scoring test takers falling the furthest behind Data from the national assessment of educational progress and AEP showed that while 2020 average scores and reading and mathematics for 13 year olds marked improvement from NAE's earliest results in the 70s scores had declined since 2012 It was news and were report reported This was the first major score drop in the subjects Since they began tracking long-term academic achievement trends in the 1970s In other words it has plummeted Perhaps even more troubling was the study's finding that some of the most significant drops were from students in the lowest performing percentiles In math for example scores dropped for 9 year olds in the tenth and 25th percentiles Scores fell for 13 year olds in the tenth 25th and 50th percentile In other words those who were not doing well to begin with are doing much much worse I wonder why that is mister producer They're being taught about race They're being taught about genitalia They're being taught about hating America If they're being taught anything
The Iron Triangle: Whenever You See These 3 Things, Run for the Hills
"To those whenever you see these three things three things run for the hills it's a trap It is a trap It's a hallmark of a trap Every single time Whatever you see the iron triangle at tip Fred Siegel in his book revolt against the masses Run for the hills The mountains the ocean anything just get away from where you are It's a trap And here are the three things and this is why the Facebook whistleblower thing was so obviously a scam When you see activist groups this is the iron triangle Congressional committees and the media all pushing the same narrative it's a trap It's a scam Thank you admiral It is a trap This is how the left advances BS nonsense gaslighting narratives and a bunch of anti liberty anti freedom crap And somehow swamp brats always fall for this crap Think about it right The iron triangle I'll get to the Facebook thing and say and how the iron triangle was all over this He had the media 60 minutes Congressional committee you saw that And then you had activist groups fake fact checkers and everything trying to get conservatives banned from Twitter Hit it all the home of Twitter and Facebook And at all the hallmarks of
Rep. Madison Cawthorn Discusses Stuart Scheller's Release From the Brig
"Let's go to north carolina's eleventh congressional district to welcome. I believe he may be the youngest congressman on capitol hill madison cawthorn. Welcome to america. I have great being on with your brother. Anything it starts out with america. I you know. I love it. That's the reason why we call it. America first not the said gawker show. Okay i asked you in the break. We have this update the breaking news that they have released. A colonel shelling from shallow from the brig you have spoken to his legal team just a few moments ago so tell us the latest out. What what Do listeners across the nation. Needs to know. I talked to several organizations that are involved with colonel sheller. And what's ridiculous is. This is a man who stood up and criticize The boss withdrawal from afghanistan that left thirteen servicemembers dead. And because he stood up to this incompetence he was forced to have a mental health screening and then sebastian he has been stuck in solitary confinement in campbell. Jim it's terrible but right now he's going to be heading to a court martial very soon. It's going to be closed doors so you can take that on. Its surface for that how it's going to be Probably a gag order going to come down And you know even as a member of congress. I can't even go in there to try. And defend him it's it's ridiculous the amount of obscurity the biden administrations wanting to have in this
Browns vs Chargers: Final Injury Report Full of Concerns for Cleveland
"We're still looking at Wednesday's injury report, but for the Chargers, everybody's getting a little practice, and there's no D and ds. Anybody that's not practicing is on IR. Right. Those are the only guys that are not practicing, but knock on wood doesn't this feel weird? It feels good. It feels really weird because when you look at the Cleveland Browns, there's a slew of dudes of DNP. There's a lot. There is a lot of 15 or 17 something crazy. There's a lot of people on this list. Yeah, in years past, this would be flipped. We would be the one with the scroll of players that are not practicing and the other team had like a handful. Not this year, folks this year, we've only got one two and three, four, 5, 6. People on the list and everybody's practicing. Yeah, three of them are limited, but they only guide on their list that's like come on dude is Chris Harris. You know, like, you asked the point or else they would have put them on IR. He had to be so close to being able to play. He has to be back this week. Coach coach talked about him last during his most recent press conference and he said that, you know, he practiced in pads last week. There are really wanting these guys to get healthy and stay healthy. Right. It feels like he's probably going to play this week. He got in limited, but, you know, Justin Jackson Derwin and Chris Harris are limited. So everyone else is full. So that's pretty crazy. Yeah. And yeah, and it's crazy because the browns have an extra day rest too, 'cause they put Sunday, we play Monday. Their list is huge, man. It's crazy because a lot of these are like, they're just not practicing. Coach is just like not injury related. They're just resting. Two of the guys. Run them up. Run them off. Run them off, dog. Let's see. So we've got Odell Beckham junior. He's practicing in full davin Clowney. He's he didn't practice, which is, I mean, that's a big name. Wow. Garrett didn't practice Troy hill, Malik Jackson. There's a lot of guys on this list that starters that didn't
Biden pushes plans as key to keep US from 'losing our edge'
"With his building and social spending plans in trouble on Capitol Hill president Biden has ventured outside Washington to sell them as key for America's future success at a union training center in Michigan the president noted a lot of noise in Washington and I'm here today to try to set something straight if I can saying be ambitious multi trillion dollar plans are vital for a nation at risk of losing its edge on the global stage these are the kinds of investments to get America back in the game and it made arguments here over the cost he says tax hikes on the wealthy and corporations will pay for it those who backed the plans will help create are rising America to Posey's investors is to be complicit in America's decline Sager make ani Washington
Jones, Barkley lead Giants past Saints, 27-21 in OT
"The New York Giants won their first game of the season by defeating the New Orleans Saints twenty seven twenty one in overtime sick one Barkley six yard run on the first possession of OTC capped the big comeback for New York for us to come out here and finish the game in a tough environment goes a great defense and a great team input out means a lot and you know it is just is just start the things look like they were going to win their first game in their home stadium this season when they took a twenty one ten lead with twelve minutes remaining on Taysom hill's second touchdown run of the game with the giants came back on a fifty four yard touchdown pass to Barkley from doing the Johns and Johns is two point conversion run to make it twenty one eighteen then tied it at twenty one in Brampton I'll still go with two and a half minutes to play I'm Tom Mariam
Patrick Mahomes throws 5 TD passes, Chiefs beat Eagles 42-30
"Patrick Mahomes threw for five touchdowns in the chief shook off a two game losing streak for a forty two thirty win over the eagles Tyreek hill was Mahomes favorite target grabbing eleven passes for one hundred eighty six yards and three scores I don't care if I have you know to honey I don't care if I have fifty as long as we get the W. so that's me that's my my station every day that's what my dad taught me to play football play for my brothers Mahomes finished with two hundred seventy eight yards passing and his interception was the only possession which the chiefs didn't score any re beat his old team and became the first coach in NFL history with one hundred wins for two different franchises eagles quarterback Jalen hurts threw for a career high three hundred eighty seven yards and two TDS but Philly had three touchdowns negated by penalty I'm Dave Ferrie
Senator Marsha Blackburn Rebukes General Mark Milley During Senate Hearing
"You have managed to do is to politicize the us military to downgrade our reputation with our allies. Nobody has resigned. Nobody has submitted their resignation. And we've got thousands of people watching this hearing today. That are looking at you. All and saying i can't believe they're sitting there and not answering the questions and are trying to punt a yell back punt the polite word for it. God bless marsha blackburn you while the three people who may have broken the american military that was yesterday during the senate herring with the centcom commander with the secretary of defense and with the most senior military officer in the united states mark milley. Who dodged questions who wouldn't answer the important questions about our surrender in afghanistan and somebody called them out and you know what she has more guts than most of all. The politicians combined on capitol hill was reading. The chiron is that was playing. Is that clip was playing us reading the lowest third of description. And what does it say about marsha blackburn. Yeah that's right perfect eric. It says right there. Marsha blackburn republican tennessee serving in the us senate since oh twenty nine so she's being there for less than two years vats why she has
Jays stay close in wild-card race, hit 5 HRs, rout O's 10-1
"But J. salt five home runs setting a new franchise record at ten one victory over the Orioles at Rogers centre one of your career with junior tales Hernandez George Springer Bo Bichette and Dani Jensen all went deep for Toronto who set a new club best for running for president season with two hundred fifty eight rookie Alec model what was dominant using his fastball as his weapon of choice to go seven innings giving up a run and hit each and striking up ten Warren hills the Yankees lost to Tampa Saturday means the blue jays wild card hopes are still alive entering Sunday's season finale Jonathan Toronto
'Everybody is frustrated,' Biden says as his agenda stalls
"President Biden is acknowledging frustrations as Democrats strain to rescue a scaled back version of his three point five trillion dollar government overhaul plan and salvage a related public works bill as the president left the White House for a weekend stay in Delaware he was asked what his message is to moderate Democrats frustrated by the delay in a vote on the infrastructure bill everybody's frustrated report of any government he pledged to do everything he could to get the two pillars of his domestic agenda passed into law why do you go to work like hell to make sure your forties perhaps maybe we'll get the facts on the phone with a lot of baby remember self Biden refrain from wearing out a new deadline and said he planned to do some travel to promote the legislation's going around the country this week making the case why it sold for the president went to Capitol Hill Friday for a private meeting with house Democrats those in attendance said he discussed cutting the price tag on a spending plan to around two trillion dollars Ben Thomas Washington
"hill " Discussed on Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions
"What mistakes did you make in the initial rounds of freedom that you can give me some advice on where you break free from. Espn and you sort of. I imagine if it happened for you the way that it happened for me. You sort of think you have some power on the front end and then very quickly realize you have some power once you've gotten free of the corporate structure but i didn't know it for sure i doubted it. I haven't talked to you about this but you did it before we did. And in that respect as well you're a leader because you showed us well wait a minute. This whole game is changing. everything around. Here is changing where jamal hill just did something. That was inadvertent a little stronger than she wanted. She didn't expect to be fired. She and realize they're not fire but she didn't to result in what it resulted in which is okay. That's it it's over for you at. He has been and then something else was birth from that but where along the path. And what advice do you have for us. Did you make mistakes with the freedom. So i think the biggest mistake that i made early on is i said yes more than said no and What you quickly realize is that while you do have to be multidimensional because that's just what the business is. It is it. the great thing is i'm having been. Espn prepares you for that in dan. You're extremely multiple multidimensional you've written car cast radio Your creatives alike. The nimba lists of that will suit you extraordinarily well however i think what happens. Is that It's a little bit like you're given ferrari and put on the auto and you have to even still manage your time and manage your expectations. And so i think yes way too often found myself extremely tired like i should be this tire. When i've just trying to be scared you had to be scared that it was all going to evaporate right like you have to be saying..
"hill " Discussed on Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast
"Look the fortress on a hill. I'm henry i'm danny. I'm kagan where we left us. Veterans that into the reality of the us military's multiple wars abroad and illuminate. The damage military service does malcolm american presidents out. Us history you have used american military and diplomatic power to force regime change democratically elected governments around the world. Most veterans come from families vested in prior service and american generals choose their own ensuring diversity of thought never interferes with american warmongering. How can we stand by and do nothing. While our military kill and destroy lives the world over while telling americans that the death and destruction protect them from terrorists when nothing could be more. All fortress on a hill aims to change that all right listeners. We are back with another episode.
"hill " Discussed on Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast
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"hill " Discussed on Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast
"Look the fortress on a hill. I'm henry i'm danny. I'm kagan where we left us. Veterans that into the reality of the us military's multiple wars abroad and illuminate. The damage military service does malcolm american presidents out. Us history you have used american military and diplomatic power to force regime change democratically elected governments around the world. Most veterans come from families vested in prior service and american generals choose their own ensuring diversity of thought never interferes with american warmongering. How can we stand by and do nothing. While our military kill and destroy lives the world over while telling americans that the death and destruction protect them from terrorists when nothing could be more. All fortress on a hill aims to change that all right listeners. we are.
"hill " Discussed on Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast
"Look the fortress on a hill. I'm henry i'm danny. I'm kagan where we left us. Veterans that into the reality of the us military's multiple wars abroad and illuminate. The damage military service does malcolm american presidents out. Us history you have used american military and diplomatic power to force regime change democratically elected governments around the world. Most veterans come from families vested in prior service and american generals choose their own ensuring diversity of thought never interferes with american warmongering. How can we stand by and do nothing. While our military kill and destroy lives the world over while telling americans that the death and destruction protect them from terrorists when nothing could be more. All fortress on a hill aims to change that all right fortunate on hill listeners we We have had a great run with guests. As as you guys have known especially as everyone's been.
"hill " Discussed on Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast
"Look the fortress on a hill. I'm Henry I'm Danny. I'm Kagan. Where we left US veterans that into the reality of the US military's multiple wars abroad and illuminate the damage military service does Malcolm American presidents out US history have used American military and diplomatic power to force regime change democratically elected governments around the world most veterans come from families vested in prior. Service. and American generals choose their own ensuring diversity of thought never interferes with American warmongering. How can we stand by and do nothing while our military kill and destroy lives the world over while telling Americans that the death and destruction protect them from terrorists when nothing could be more all Fortress, on a hill aims to change that. All. Right. For to Sunny Hill listeners we are back took a very short.
"hill " Discussed on Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast
"Guys. Today Danny and I. Are Going to talk about his new book patriotic descent. It's coming out on September. Eighth. Sarah Danny. That's right. Update. I'm coming out on the H.. It is. It's an amazing book. It's an The. The the history and the examination of patriotism that I read about so far has been really empowering and eye-opening in in a few different ways before we start talking about it real quick. I wanted to real quickly share with you guys are email and social media channel links they're usually in the show notes. So if you ever WanNa, find him there there but I don't say it on the podcast very often. So I WANNA take thirty seconds and do that real quick Our email is fortress on a hill. At G.. Dot. com. And you can email any questions and thoughts. You have ideas for episodes anything like that. On twitter you can find us at for Sunny Hill same deal with with twitter and facebook at a fortress on a hill. So real simple. It's all fortress on a hill so. So Danny start talking about this book I like I said I I've really enjoying reading it. You know I always learn so much from your writing period but this this fit into a different. A different vantage for me something that I think we should talk about it some time, but we don't need to discuss today. is I've noticed more and more as we've done the podcast that you and I were in very different wars if you will we'll say. You know that the stories that you told me that missions that you've been sent on the amount of death that you saw both among your troops in among Innocent civilians during your time has been really I opening for me But I've started to to look at your writing in that way asking myself about the things that I didn't experience because. you know so much that the military is tied up in combat support, which means that if you're not a traumatic, cavs scout a tanker there are things that you just don't see. You know other just events, admissions and possibilities of war that you don't consider and so. Moving forward I hope that you and I get the chance to talk about that. At some time. But I'M GONNA turn it over to you for a minute we you tell the tell the folks what the book is about and how you got around to writing it. First thing I'm really glad you brought up is. This idea of different wars. There's a couple of things that I think are important about that. So Even, within the same unit as I've written about a bunch even in the first book of people will experience the same events differently. So there's that right there's the psychological aspect of the confusion of war various viewpoints in. Then you know there's the different kinds of jobs mostly gonNA, realize. You know the tooth to tail ratio in other words how many comments for comments, sports, soldiers, who for you know combat arms, right. So basically, foot soldier like how it's you know it's what is seven, eight, nine one and it changes over the years. So you know back in the day like in the civil war was like one one and then four to it's like three to one and then Vietnam and now it like really pushes up to like closer to ten to one. That does not mean those people aren't in combat. At one point I mean it. Like in World War Two more. But now with an insurgency and attacks on the roads and ID's you know there was a point I remember that you may know some of this that Henry where early in the insurgency because I was still looking at it west point in the stat was presented to me by major in military science class and it showed that the top three MOS's military occupational specialties jobs. That were fatalities are wounded in action in the first two years. Lee Rock warned certainty were Of course you know infantry. But it was a military police and eight Mike truck drivers right and. This military science infantry officer was like, well, why would that be guys you know and then we know this discussion on like tactics and it was a pretty interesting day. But his point was was will look like if a classic tactic is ide-, than WHO's on the road a lot you know and of course, it's truck drivers and then people don't realize. The extent to which I love respect motoric lease in particular in Iraq because they were just you know and I know that I've wanted different things within the military police community the ones that I dealt with a lot. They literally drove around all day visiting police stations like Iraqi, police agents in China like mentor them and supply them all this, and then you know. They would just get in hammer because they were always on the road you know but but even so that's a different war than you know like the active raid or. Whatever you know, and then like quite frankly I wasn't like some bad ass I mean the the experience of the navy seal rating team is different from mine, and so I think that's valuable and interesting to keep in mind and I think that what we do need to avoid and I try really hard to a find out perfectly. But that the most is this idea that they're you know okay there's two wars three wars maybe there's more like ten wars but some veterans fall into this. Dismissing others kind of thing you know like someone will hear. Oh well, he was just a logging or something like you know an not mean like m. p. I mean like legit like supply sergeant or something like Oh like that person service doesn't matter and Actually really dangerous talk and I think it's usually bred by insecurity. and. Self Righteousness, which I've always called the cardinal or original senator soldier but. Yeah brought that up. So that's a long insure that just wanted to mention but the book was weird One thing that readers will notice is it's like very short for me or for anyone but especially for me and that was by design I had been in L. A. With Bob Sheer senior editor O'Brien truth dig. Rest in peace for some liquor out for at home the truth dig Now appear posts in course used kind of legendary journalist eighty, four years old like interviewed several presidents, saws out there visiting him. For some. Work at USC and some other crap and. Yeah we him Steve Wasserman from heyday books were. I don't know how it came. We were discussing like patriotism order discussing it forever wars or how to fight this. You know how we can make a difference in it was kind of one of those dark conversations in Henry. You know these very well, that's like out soldiers get by as like macabre humor and stuff but you know it was one of those really. Dark in a serious conversations of futility that feeling of the problems just too big like we can't change minds I fall for that a lot. You know especially with this stuff going on in the streets I think to myself like, Oh, my God. Like I can't persuade my father like how am I gonNA persuade anyone else and You know are are people just too far apart a A. Is. Some people unreachable. These are dangerous concepts although they're reasonable. So. There's a reason it feels that way. But we're having one of those conversations about ending the wars her. reframing American foreign policy, and then like I said on the zoo talk the other night you know either Bob or bowl said something to be effective you know. If..
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"There's a bias in this town toward war. Those were his exact words. He led off with addressing general eaten enough. And then he went into a disquisition on how essentially he didn't know what to do about it. I mean we. We saw. He dispatched Samantha power to the United. Nations got rid of her. I'm sure that was partly because she'd been a real influence on his decision ago. Do Libya as it were? I think he put Susan Rice a little bit more at arm's length. The I'm damn, sure, but John Carey a little more at arm's length. I think he was lecturing John Carey that day. In that room with us because Kerry. At that time was, you might recall was advocating for US troops on the ground in Syria. So Obama was telling his secretary state with no uncertainty, whatsoever voice ain't GonNa do that Dude so quick advocating board I mean he was using that moment to do all of that, but the pain that he was expressing with regard to what he couldn't control, which was the warfare state was very illustrative, very illuminating I'd never thought era president, sitting president. United States actually admit that. And part of this whole warmth and moved of course is what you ask your question about specifically the over-classification intelligence is the warping of intelligence underneath that classification where nobody can see it and know that you're warping it to fit. Your policy needs is all this and more. That's distorting good decision making and thus distorting the way we go about our business in the world, and I think as I've said increasingly now we're looking at an empire in decline, and not only in decline, but at any moment might go precipitously into that dark night. The guys that I love doing the podcast. Being able to share our experiences in the military with allies and supporters means the world to us. We can't do all the work we need you this. The episode of ours with someone anyone who you might think could be affected by it. A young person looking to join the military or possibly parents advocating for kid, joining the military conscientious citizens who care about the violence. The US wages in their name. Advocates for women and people of Color who understand the harsh environment military creates for minorities and inflicts on Those Same Minorities Across the globe. At anyone else you think might be affected by it. Please take a moment. Share this with them. Now. Our podcast is supported in a few different ways I. There's Patriot where we're blessed to have an array of wonderful supporters, helping guys I pay for some of the podcast.
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"I think that what Nuremberg did achieve even if that achievement may not have held is the idea that international law is real law and that violating international law can have real consequences and as a person who believes that you. We're all sort of on this globe together. I think that the the hope of the species is in some ways. tied up with the possibility of having international structures organizations that are effective and even if laws are not always obeyed that to me doesn't mean that we shouldn't have laws but what it does mean is. That's not where you stop. That's where you start then it takes agitation and political effort and activism and the work of good lawyers and the work of people in the streets to actually see that the laws are enforced. I mean another example would be going back to nineteen fifty four. When the Supreme Court decided in Brown versus board of Education that segregation of the kindergarten through twelfth grade schools was was unconstitutional. That doesn't mean that segregation ended. You know the next day and in fact the first actual desegregation of schools in the south didn't start until nineteen fifty seven. When nine students enter black students entered a white school in Little Rock Arkansas and in the end the government had to actually call out the National Guard to protect them so the federal government had to intervene to make it possible to desegregate schools. And there's a long history that is not the subject of this interview of what happened after that in house segregation was able how how Communities were able to desegregate their schools but the point is that the law by itself isn't enough it also takes the action of citizens and other people living in a country to actually put that law into effect. Is that convincing? I think so I. It's it's it's hard for me to wrap my mind around because I asked myself about the morality of other people that have been in the military. You know here's here's a good example of Tulsi Gabbard Tulsi You know when all the stuff came out about whether she supports torture or not. And that's not really the point but that she clearly didn't understand that part of her oath made it clear that if she was protecting prisoners or detainees for any reason that their health and welfare is in her hands no different than a soldier under her command. Right we're told to ignore that And I think that's the problem is you know like you said is that we can. We can make as many laws as we want. Who's actually going to see that they're enforce and I do agree with you. The law should exist just because we having got together to find a way to stop. It doesn't mean we shouldn't continue. Sorry Yeah No. It was one yet know. Exactly what you're saying that just because we have doubts about whether the law would be enforced adequately doesn't mean we shouldn't have the law in the first place I think you know the point about about the oaths. That soldiers take is a very important one. Because I think you know you've heard the I'm sure there are no more about it than I do. The term moral injury but one of the things that is clear even from talking to the veterans who've been in my classes is how very difficult it is when one's worders conflict with the oath right when when soldiers are put in a position of either violating orders or violating oaths and. We know that they are not supposed to obey illegal orders. And that's a really easy thing for me to say sitting in my room in San Francisco. Two very different thing to say when the person who is giving you the orders and standing there with a gun and in a position to you know to cause any kinds of harm to you and so. I think I think that even and tell me what you think. It seems to me that there's also a real disconnect between the military leadership of the in the US government and the civilian leadership at the Pentagon who haven't taken those oats in haven't got the same commitment. Say to Geneva to the other you know the other laws of war that That that seems like a wedge point or a possible wedge point where you you might be able to get through traction. But I don't know post nine. Eleven always seen our generals rubber stamp everything you know. We sometimes on twitter other places. People will talk about you know Martin Dempsey. He's he's a real good General Hill. He'll stand up and there have been a couple points that I've seen where generals have come up in a in defense of trump but they're probably democratic leaning generals Going after trump. And they're not doing it for any kind of morality play and so it it. It's it's all about the orders are it. It's clearly that that's that's how it's always been anything else that we say are. The rules is lip service especially when no one who cares about as looking. Yeah Yeah I. I cannot imagine how difficult that is. I have friends who are bet to talk about it and yeah yeah. It's it's really hard. I was lucky that time I spent wandering around in somebody else's war. I did it as an unarmed civilian. And you know I learned the origin of the expression scared shitless and there were definitely times. I really thought that that was the that was gonna be the end of my life within the next few minutes but I was never put in a position of having to violate my own conscience and I feel very grateful for that. It's interesting you bring up the point about Working in with military and civilian leadership I I worked was in the navy but I worked at. Nsa so I was one of the NFC compounds in Georgia working with different agencies and different special forces groups doing activities in Yemen and Somalia in Libya and Syria so alliances that you are talking about. Yeah I I like I like what you said about all the legal thing and the thing that bothers me the most about along when it comes to what the government wants to have happened is that we talked about this little bit when we were kind of talking about the torture report movie we discussed. How like the lawyers were sitting down room talking about okay. We'll does light for mean. What does this mean? And it's like that's the shit that they do a breakdown and say well we're not breaking the law we're defining this has yup for me as someone who works in different operations when you say something was an imminent threat and you're working with you know an agency that doesn't really those two words don't actually the definition of what we're doing right. It's fucking mind boggling. Not really frustrating for me like being the analysts game of person. Who will I thought? My job was to sit there in L. The truth be objective. And here's the data. No but it's it's not about that. It's about like if your data doesn't doesn't coincide with the narrative or what the likes the operation than you know or just kind of pushing to the side and it's really. It's me so I love it I love talking about. My question is about us since we're discussing. The idea is like we want to be able to talk about this stuff. Because things are classified. We can't always talk about them. And it's really frustrating for me having worked in the community because there so much stuff that is over classified like crazy and it's it's listen to I read once By the guy who is the classifications are under the administration? And I just love. He has to say because he is so dead on about how people will overclassify things because they feel it. It'll make them look better. Personally they can say oh look. I'm I'm all originating so stuff like classified and some people won't even read stuff unless it's at a certain level classification which some people will will put things into a different level simply because they want people to reap. How wow that really messes up the ability to like ask any real questions in detail because you can't because you can't say anything. It was so frustrating to me. Just the stuff I would read every day and like I you know why is this? The way isn't high as a Stephen classified. I can find this out on the Internet right. Yeah exactly exactly. And and so much of classification is used to protect people's Butts. And but I had never heard before that that idea that you would use a higher classification to give an extra sheen to your own material that is that is just perverse but it makes sense and of course you know it makes it impossible for people who don't have security well. This is the thing though. It's not impossible like that. I wrote in mainstreaming torture and American Nuremberg. It was all in the public domain Dana Priest at the at the Washington Post wrote about stress and dress at Baghram Air Force base in early. Two thousand two. You know. It wasn't a secret and yet it's classified so it's it it really does a number on your head and it must have been really hard for you. Yeah I mean it's it's just frustrating. When you want to ask questions and something that Danny talks about a lot. A we kind of we talk about in the Pod is just the idea of the military cares like they're focusing more on tactics than strategy everything about short term gain and short term like resolution and then we pat ourselves on the back and say look at how many things we did and to say that. Like by the act of doing something. We are creating progress overnight not actually measuring progress. And this is this. Is this whole benchmarking and measuring is actually a way of evaluating work. That doesn't even come from the military. In the first place it comes out of this. The economic system we live in in which the horizon that that even large corporations care about has been shortened to like the quarterly report. Right anything. That is longer a longer time than what the what the stock price is going to be at the end of the quarter becomes irrelevant and the way that we measure work is exactly as you say by checking off activities done which have been identified in order to satisfy some goal that you've set for very short time in but nobody is asking for example as we are entering into a century in which the People's Republic of China is poised to become the most powerful nation in the world. What what is the strategy? If any of a United States of America in relationship to that. What's our strategy in relationship to Europe the European Union continent of Africa? We we don't have strategies.
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"My name is Henry at I'd like to welcome uniform on a Hill co-hosts and I are a group of leftist American veterans who scour the news headlines looking looking for stories related to the military veteran communities of the U._S.. But you're not going to hear most of the typical military troops here here we take those same stories and we clear out some of the COBWEBS and bullshit we ask hard questions of our leaders and demand end to the militarism has permeated our society. We have a military budget seven hundred and fifty billion dollars three times more than China and seven times more than Russia while here at home American Erkin Infrastructure and domestic policy languish especially in the era of Donald trump however big dawn is only the latest in a long line of presidential warmongers and bastards our country has lost enough to regime change and military terry operations the world over operations that by and large only take innocent lives were providing no real protection from threats to our country Afghanistan Iraq Syria Yemen Yemen Somalia Niz year and the list goes on. It's time for a change. Thank you for being with us. Fill rescue welcome to fortress on a hill. Thank you for coming to talk about your book with us today. Well thank you for hanging Henry. If the doctor you yeah so I'd like to start by you giving us a a quick overview of your book eleven nine and the terrorists who loved bonsai trees and maybe if you could read a little extra for us that'd be great all right <hes> will the story is <hes> talks about how a young woman goes to work on the first day. She walks into her office which is in Jersey City New Jersey across the street across the river from Manhattan. <hes> knows tutor she get through the door that she is attacked and the House converted to office. This place is full of paramilitary types. She manages to escape and twenty minutes later as some terrorists web just tried to put a bomb. I'm in the Empire State Building. pull up to the same building. They run inside. There's a hostage standoff and tell the book book starts from Eric Codes of sort of between two different stories. One is the the young woman trudy who is running from the <hes> that are trying to catch her and the other is the story of poll flippin. WHO's <hes> diplomat in the State Department and <hes> the hostage standoff in this in this building which takes place when the the terrorists arrive <hes> this end very badly for everybody and <hes> is again traumatized by a terrorist attack and it seems that many of the terrorists were Iranians so now America is is beating the four drums against Iran and of course the young woman knows that is false flag attack because it was the building must full of paramilitaries <hes> and not terrorists <hes> when she arrived and I and the whole clip it on the other hand is trying to <hes> stave off this slide into into a war with Iran and the funny thing is I wrote this book <hes> starting all actually seven years ago up? Put it down picked it up. Put it down picked it up and the same thing is happening. Today we have all slang attacks than the goal Oman and they're pushing American war with Iran so <hes> smog about having predicted <hes> what was going to happen and we'll you shouldn't be it's it's <hes> it's easy for anybody who wants to see the pieces fall together but it's also so a lot a lot easier to just dismiss them and take the take the established narrative for Iran yeah yeah that's that's quite true but anyways so I'll read a short short from end <hes> the <hes> <hes> you can <hes> here a little bit about the hostage standoff <hes> and how hell that came about sounds great so <hes> <hes> let's see here <hes> further events. I'm Charles Druce treat that morning. Literally be said older world knows the story about how the five men entered the Empire State Building Nine Hundred Seventy A._M.. On the security video impatiently went through security little halo of their sport the features they wrote an elevator the fourth floor the I asked one of the base of the building that directly borders the sidewalk this floor held office that had been vacated a month before by Norwegian Shipping Container Representative Security Alarms had been taken out there enforced opened a temporary doors at the space opened a wind on the thirty fourth street side drop the string time to away out the window and with the help of a confederate down below drew into rope each heavier than the last the second was a robe robust inch instinct cord that could have pledged a yacht to its doc the drew up a smallest block and tackle and attached to a student exposed ceiling beam with this they drew up to three wooden crates from the Ben Each big enough to full house will air conditioner well then they go to the they they're caught they flee to the house and this is the hostage standoff and from there as everyone remembers retz orange telephone demands anik evacuations of surrounding houses policemen crouching reporters purring dip those hurting for Taga offers squinting seemingly reportedly handedly apparently allegedly all the wet nurses of modern journalism rose to the task of covering alive prices so while teams on Act lockers specialty stretched muscles local police chief sipped coffee the White House expressed concern Jin stroking specialists from ever prefight in special them gathered at each end of the one hundred block of Charles Street where a little carnival of professionalism crackled in homes all at the servant and stuff look good and the extinction of public danger. That's great. Thank you for thank you for sharing that with us. Fill so as someone who has written about fiction about false flags and terrorism in general I would imagine that your view of September eleventh and what happened that day must be vital one. Can you give us an understanding to to what your opinion is and how it ultimately influences is writing well. I was immediately sort of suspicious of the nine eleven officials story for different reasons and with time began to look into the alternative theories of what had happened and the looked at the what the truth there's were saying what the bunkers were saying and actually came to rest on the side of the truth irs who say that the buildings were taken down with demolition closets and have different theories about who was responsible in salon and so forth. I suppose that in a lot of way I <hes> my view of these things is a lot influenced by the fact that I I majored in international relations in college and this was at the time in the late seventies early eighties when there was still a great deal of suspicion of the government and of of <hes> what how the real decisions were are being made <hes> there was still a great deal of questions of how we getting it why we got into be at now. Why did it go on so long so I suppose that I come from generations that is naturally rather suspicious of of foreign policy policy and <hes> the foreign policy machinery in general and I just that <hes> in writing is this novel in writing about a dramatic traumatic situation <hes> which is a terrorist attack but on the other hand <hes> sort of a comic situation in which <hes> <hes> a sort of cobble of deep state types are putting together other this plot and <hes> my initial my staff the schism of <hes> of the deep state and the people who make the big decisions is very much reflected in the book as the title says he lives in nine and the terrorists hula bonsai trees? It's sort of part drama and part comedy. What's <hes>? What kind of research do you do? And how long do you spend. Researching searching before beginning of book like this actually what I do Henry is I write the book and then I figure out what kind of research I have to do. You sometimes I do the research and I find out that I can't use an element or another in the book sure and <hes> so I guess that my research is sort of just Mr Germane to to book itself but in this case I enter take a very careful look at the Empire State Building <hes> I had look at some just basic facts about about different different titles different <hes> <hes> off officials in the State Department poll Clinton for example is the deputy assistant undersecretary for Political Affairs title really exists in the State Department Deputy Undersecretary of State and so anyways I gotta you gotTa event title for every level so that's what they do and different things I even had to look into Jersey City. <hes> I had to walk down the streets. I'm Google Earth look get what type of <unk> neighborhoods as what type of <hes> houses what kind of different <hes> electrical cabling it adds all kinds of things like that <hes> and so really the point when when I do the research it's not to get every detail correct but it would it. It allows me to present what is feasible story a lot of writers especially thriller writers. They want to impress you with all of the research that they've done and <hes> still they put in a lot of extra deep ills that they don't need and <hes> sound barrier authoritative but really it's just a a lot malarkey for me as long as my story is these bullet based on fact then that's good enough some on sounds good to me. No this is if I'm remembering correctly. This is your fourth book. Is that right Fifth Book Fifth Book my bad so I'm curious to know how did how did publishing your first. I Book Change Your Process. Most authors really have a big a big change over following their first book. I'm wondering what what your process was like well. I wouldn't wouldn't say it changed a lot. I published my first book and then immediately started to work on the second that <hes> very soon after and and <hes> I've always worked with a self publisher <hes> especially because it's very difficult for a for a new novelist to break into the business all of the the jury agents they're all looking or the next <hes> you know the next Harry Potter the next <hes> Hunger Games something like that and somebody who comes along with just a good novel really doesn't get very far because while he's unknown sure people don't know it's very much a chicken and egg thing you you have to sell a lot of books to become known and you have to be known to sell a lot of books and this is really the only book that I've been able to sort of publicize and <hes> you know talk about <hes> because it has some sort of residents with the current events <hes> my my third novel for example is a romance connected connected with a thriller and I think it's a romance that's on a par with the Madison County or <hes> Love Story but <hes> you know I'm not GonNa get on your show to talk about a romance snuff go and so you know it's been very hard to sell more than a few dozen copies of of any of my my books <hes> pity but that's that's the way it is so having studied false flags and terrorism were extensively. How do you think that we aside from from works like yours? How do you think we can best educate the public about false flag attacks and and what can we do to push back against that very strongly established narrative? I think it's a very <hes> very difficult thing to do. In fact one of the points that I make making my book is that <hes> the Truth Irs <hes> come along like the sand shoveled brigade pointing out <hes> inconsistencies pointed account mistakes that this isn't that but they get married that'll very little from the public and the same thing with nine eleven you have excellent research that has been done. You have <hes> scientists who who are lined up saying yes. The Twin Towers fell as a result of demos controlled demolition but in order to get a real push in the public is very hard <hes> one of the points that I bring up in my book again the.
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"What what comes down on the ethical behavior if not malpractice by medical personnel Guantanamo? No becomes is only accentuated at in the CIA black sites where back in two thousand two medical officials are drawn into a program would appears to be, you know, absolute type of experiments done on prisoners yet the CIA black sites and a memoir about this was published just last year. It was released published. I I did I'm the well not me, but it was published so to speak where it was released by the ACLU facilitated by reproducing that report online in writing an article analyzing this ninety page memoir by memorandum for the record. If you will by the director of the CIA as office of medical services who have been involved in the CIA torture program and and while. Hit the press because a portion of that memoir discussed made public the fact that the CIA had discussed the use of troops drugs in this interrogation program. Ultimately, they chose not to use the truce drives for various reasons, they said, and I do kind of even believe that. But but that was a very small part of the report. And so I said, let's look at the whole report most people go, okay. That's the press that must be the story. Right. The story must be honing about using drugs. They didn't use truth drug. Wow. What a story. But when I read the actual, doc. Nice at wow, that's not even the really the story here know, the stories I read it was he was revealed. He was quite open. It turned out that that there. There was that experiment program that they were using. But that was separate from the other that there was there were two sets of. Torture programs going on one was highly regulated was medically regulated had constant and medical personnel on site twenty four seven and everything was directly planned out. You know, if you wanted to use a torture technique it had to be sent back to the the RDI's roofing for the that the headquarters was organized by special component within the CIA called the special missions division. It was very very tightly run. And then there was this other program where a guy by the name of goal Rochman had been chained to the floor and freezing temperatures head die at a place called the salt pit. Or the dark prison in Afghanistan run by the CIA and their contractors and that there were other prisons, and and that they didn't have doctors there. They didn't have things weren't highly regulated they were using another whole set of interrogation techniques, which they labeled standard interrogation techniques. Whereas the other program used something called danced into our nation techniques. So I looked at this. I said Weser going on pardon me. You're telling me that there were two different ways in which the CIA ran their torture prisons. Why was that? And so for future reference, we will look at I'd be happy to talk to you about just wet in the world was going on because it's fascinating in. It's important. It opens up it has direct linkages back to illegal forms of warfare experiments that were done. Under M, K ultra and and and whose origins go back to the the types of research that was supposedly done in response to the discovery fake discovery. But the discovery brainwashing about of US preservative war about the use of biological warfare. It all links together. Well, yeah. That's it's it's incredible. To listen to Jeff I I'm sorry. You're out of time for today. But yes, please, please come back and chat with us more. We'll talk offline and figure out a good time to to do that. All right. Well, take you Dr. Jeffrey k really appreciate you coming on for sun hill. Sure. Thank you very much for the time. I respect your work. And and all the best going forward. We're on Twitter at fortress on a hill. And also facebooKcom at force us on a hill..
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"Southbound. Long. Shining said. I many this is fortress on a hill. Thank you for joining us for those who to the podcast BT, Danny? And I are three left is combat veterans who take the military veterans stories of the day and provide some much-needed historical context and examination Dr. Jeffrey k welcome to for Saana hill. Thank you for being with us today. Hi, thank you very much. Glad to be here. So. You and I discussed earlier that the main the main thrust wanting to have you on was to discuss the info you have about there being two portrait programs run during the Bush administration. But a couple of other things that I wanted to touch on briefly before that and one of the very fascinating things that you've written about is about the biowarfare report regarding US forces in the Korean war. And I was wondering if you live our listeners a bit of an overview on that starting with plague infested, fleas ripe. We'll plaguing pluses. Feeding fleas was a article I wrote talking about one particular well ruin the context the article I've mentioned others a series of attacks took place in spring of nineteen fifty two in which the United States Air Force dropped in various forms plague fleas that. Human fleas that had been. Meddled with to carry the plague virus, and they were dropped over various villages in areas of North Korea, and ultimately China as the work proceeded north and killed is unclear amount of people the various reasons why we don't know how many people actually died of plague, but in my article Izhak about some of the cases in some of the documented deaths in particular in trying to humanize what happened the looked at the of the death of one particular villager, I'm back in April. Just this time this year of nineteen fifty two young as the name of pack young ho just so people can put a name in a face to to what happened to people. Now, this was part of a larger series as investigators looked into this of. Experimental biological warfare attacks that were made by the US military, and of course, denied strenuously that they were made by the US military in in in nineteen fifty well arguably late nineteen fifty one through earlier nineteen fifty three mid nineteen fifty three when the the. Negotiations over armistice became much more serious, and and the war was winding down, but the primary year of the of the of experimental warfare was in nineteen fifty to say experimental, but a decision apparently was made according to one of the airmen list captured a Colonel in the Marine Corps. Very I up actually living chief of staff who had ended up being captured and controversy confessed about these germ warfare. And. Documented for or his captors the Chinese. You know, what what how this came about who the personnel where the generals cetera in how they proceeded e said that in may nineteen fifty two they felt ready to go to a larger skill form of the of the war further. Experimental period had ended or the purely experimental period. Had ended met was time for more large scale strategic biological warfare in and the thing about all. This is bizarre. Is it may sound to your listeners was that. This was not the first time that large scale biological warfare had taken place in modern times. And in fact, many of the same personnel apparently were involved, and I'm speaking here of something many, many if not most of your listeners forever heard of Japan's unit seven thirty. One led by man, doctor in a military man by name of Sureau itchy and the unit. Seven thirty one personnel in more and more comes out about this this Japanese units. History. We're part of the club Toon Army in Manchuria, although they had divisions. Elsewhere in. Huntly be searched units in Tokyo, but also operations that took place in other theatres of the war that Japan was involved in and they were experimenting with and using biological warfare..
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"The guys that I love doing the podcast being able to share our experiences in the military with allies and supporters means the world to us. But we can't do it. All we need you to share an episode of ours with somebody anyone who you might think could be affected by it. Young people looking to join the military or parents advocating for one conscientious citizens who care about the violence, the US wages in their name advocates for women and people of color who understand the harsh environment, the military crates for minorities and the violence inflicted by some of those minorities around the globe. And anyone else you think it might affect please share this with them. But sharing our episodes. Just one of the many ways, you can support the podcast. In addition. There's patriotic where we're blessed to have an array of wonderful supporters, helping BT Danny and I pay for some of the podcasts expenses those who contribute. Ten dollars a month or more. We mentioned here as an honorary producer helping keep you our listeners stocked with new opposites, but you don't have to contribute. Ten dollars a month to help us for as little as a dollar a month. You can help keep us going paying for hosting and storage fees. Transcribing old new episodes promoting and expanding the podcast and more. I'm sure I can't think of right now. So let's bring out our honor producers, and they are Matthew ho will our ins gauge counts. Fahim Chirazi Henry's Emoto, James Higgins, James Ovar, Adam bellows, and Eric Phillips your. Contributions are so helpful to us. Thank you, all so much. However, if patriot is your style, you can contribute directly to us through pay pal at pay Pell dot me for slash fortress on a hill. Let's get back to the podcast. Absolutely. So we haven't had a chance yet to talk about Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange, and I think it's really important that we touch on that a little bit especially about about Chelsea Manning. So for those just coming into the story, a Chelsea formerly known as as Bradley Manning is a former US army until analyst who provided classified information to WikiLeaks on a large number of State Department, cables and. The what are called now the Iraq and Afghanistan warlocks now these disclosures, which famously came through with WikiLeaks exposed the US military treatment of unarmed civilians, most famously in my mind that included a video from an Apache helicopter, which showed the pilot killing two on armed Reuters. Journalists whom the pilots were insurgents now certainly that wasn't the only revelation and not the biggest revelation, but it is one of the most visible ones since the fifth of March manning has been held without bail for refusing to testify in a grand jury proceeding involving a newly unsealed indictment against Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, and it's not clear right now if he will indeed the extradited to the US face charges with being involved with a quote here, a non-state hostile intelligence service. There's another useless terrorism. Danny. The Justice department believes that Assange did not simply accept the Iraq war logs for manning. But instead assisted in breaking password for the secure system used by interests which allowed manning to access portions of the SuperNet. That's what will we would call the secure system that the military uses to catalog intelligence and before we started this morning. I texted my friend Kagan who's been on the podcast before he's a former until analyst. And I wanted to know get some thoughts from him on on on what he thought about this and.
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"Southbound. Long. Prodding. There we go. David Swanson, welcome to fortress on a hill. Thank you for coming to chat with me today. Hi, thanks for having me on. So I'm really new to world beyond war, and I find so much great stuff on your guys site. And I attended that militarism in the media webinar earlier in the year. I know you have a multi week one coming up. I can't remember what the name of it was. But could you give our listeners just to a quick break down? What world be on wars about? Yeah. Well, I could go on for hours and people can look at the website for hours at world beyond war dot org. But basically, it is an organization that's that has members in one hundred seventy five countries that is dedicated to advancing a stored the complete abolition of war and preparations for war, and militaries and weaponry, and to do so through both education and activism, so activists campaigns dedicated toward closing military, bases divesting monies from war profiteering educational campaigns, including online course that we're doing right now aimed at getting people to understand the possibility and the desire ability and the necessity of abolishing war, and how to take that message to others. I was listening to your five minute breakdown. Sees me five five year breakdown on we'll be on war. And you had mentioned that in a win. When you got it started that there were so many other antiwar peace pro-peace organizations that you weren't interested in reinventing the wheel. I think is what you mentioned that it was wanting to be a supplement to all those other organizations as opposed to something that is trying to compete with not the we compete in that way. But but in terms of the ideas, and the the people behind it. Yeah. And I think I've already mentioned what's we saw as the unique need, namely that we have an organization aimed at abolition of the whole institution of war that could talk about not just the mistakes or the misdeeds of particular war or battle or weapon system of. But the problems raided by the entire institution, which of course, kills more people through the diversion of racehorses away from human environmental needs in zoom militarism than it does through all the wars, which does extensive environmental damage as much through the preparations for war as through the wars and so forth, and that we create something global. So that, you know, in our in the online course that we're doing at the moments where we have students from around the world when someone someone refers to our military. Mary, and how can we can make our military a little better than it is I'm able to ask who's military? What does that mean our military, and it's a help in getting people to start thinking of themselves as not being identified with any military to to to get people thinking globally in a group. That's that's global Suren and to to to really talk past all of the excuses that most people have come up with with pushing away war. You know that it it is just but mistakes were made. And you know, the people we've been educated that the people are monsters when that's hardly if ever the case, my the main thing I wanted to talk to you about today about violence caused by veterans, and we talk a lot about veterans suicide. But there isn't nearly as much discussion on. On. The the potential for homicide that comes from people serving in the military, and your book were ally discusses this in in quite a bit of detail. Could you give us a little bit of on on your thoughts on violence caused by veterans? Yeah. Well, of course, every individual is unique can someone could go into the military predisposed to such violence and remained that way and many many veterans are not violent in any way. But statistically, if you look for example, at mass shootings in the United States betwee looking at males between the idol no Mateen's up to middle age. Veterans are over twice at least over twice possibly much more likely than non veterans to be those mass shooters and the outcome of of being willing to recognize that taboo fact, I think is not discrimination against veterans
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"Tragedy. So moving on to our next headline here. Republican Senator Martha mccully recently admitted to being rate while she was on active duty in the air force. She shared this. During a hill a hill hearing on sexual assault. Preyed upon and then raped by a superior officer. That was Senator Martha mcsally as NPR's quil Lawrence. Reports MC Sally is pushing military leaders to change a culture that has struggled with this problem for years. Arizona Republican Martha mcsally has been called an air force legend first woman to flying combat first woman to command combat squadron, and then voice in congress promoting women in uniform. She stunned panel of witnesses, including rape survivors, when she told her own story. So like you I am also a military sexual assault survivor. But unlike so many Braves Veivers, I didn't report being sexually assaulted. Like, so many women and men I didn't trust the system at the time. I blame myself. I was shamed. And confused. I thought I was strong but felt powerless mic. Sally referred to more than one assailant during her twenty six years in the military when she did approach command many years later, she was re traumatized. I was horrified at how my attempt to share. Generally, my experiences were handled. I almost separated from the air force at eighteen years over my despair. Like many victims. I felt the system was raping me all over again studies show the rate of sexual assault in the military. Especially for women hasn't significantly improved. Since MC Sally left the air force in two thousand ten some are pushing for a change in the military code of Justice to take rape cases away from commanding officers. But MC Sally says she wants commanders held responsible. We must allow we must demand that commanders stay at the center of the solution and live up to the moral and legal responsibilities that come with being commander that raises the question whether commanders will be any better now than when she was in the air force. Former army Colonel Ellen haring with the service women's action network had this exchange with MC Sally removing commanders from the making process since the signal that there are some some crimes that are so severe that commanders have no place in deciding if when or how they are prosecuted. So that's why. That it's important to move commanders who I don't have the same confidence in their skills or abilities as as you. Thanks again. I appreciate the perspective. Everybody on this panel. I respectfully disagree, but MC Sally's democratic colleague, New York Senator Kirsten gillibrand has pushed for years to remove rape cases from the chain of command. If you don't believe your commander is going to have your back because they're the assailant then you don't necessarily have his boss or his boss is gonna have your back because of that chain. So from a survivor perspective, we've heard over and over again that the reason you take it out of the chain of command is because you want someone who is actually trained to make the decision technical decision. Mcsally pointed to improvements that have been made the military now has a special victims counsel who represents sexual assault victims interests in court something that is lacking in many civilian courts. But she says the change has to be in American culture. How do we ensure that that Coulter is one of respect and honor and dignity to include everyone men and women not being assaulted knob being? Palliative against not being harassed and everything on the continuum of harm, something you discussing the podcast before the idea that sexual assault crimes in the military should be investigated by outside agency. You're board chicken a chance for retaliation by the chain of command on considerably. I do feel the system needs to punish commanders don't appro act appropriately continue to include them in a process where their actions can cause more harm. As is an go for me. Go ahead. I just wrote about this in my article that some of you may have previewed and then and then read this week on truth dig about my time in inpatient treatment for PTSD depression, anxiety. I'll call whole bunch of things. When I served in units, my whole career until the very end not gays weren't allowed in and of course, women weren't allowed. So I I actually served with very few women, the exception to that was when I I thought it was point which, you know, about twenty five percent of my students now female because of the academy started late let a lot, but the point is I didn't know a whole lot of women in the military. So before me the sexual assault epidemic was always an academic issue. It was something I studied and read about it wasn't something. I felt this early at West Point that changed to a certain extent when I had a couple of of victims of survivors in my classes, but one of whom was very open with me about it to a staggering great. But then I went zone of the thirty days.
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"Southbound. On. Guiding. I'm henry. This is fortunate sauna hill. Thank you for joining us for those who to the podcast BT, Danny and I are three leftists combat veterans. Take the military and veterans stories of the day and provide some much-needed historical context and examination. Good morning listeners. We've got a whole bunch of different stuff today for you guys starting off with a few headlines. A new veteran has settled a lawsuit with the VA for nine hundred fifty thousand dollars the veteran received surgery from Dr Allen Koslow for a blocked artery in his leg that left him with long-term severe pain and late weakness later, the veteran found negative information regarding Koslow practice records from demoain Iowa through a Google search which included the VA's decision to hire him in South Carolina. Where the veteran received surgery, quote the cases one of several nationally in which the VA hospitals have hired physicians who were disciplined in other states. For example, the Iowa City VA hospital acknowledges twenty seventeen that improperly hired neurosurgeon. John Henry Schneider, even though Schneider's Wyoming, medical license had been revoked over malpractice allegations. Now causal did not have South Carolina, medical license when the Columbia VA hired him. But he also didn't need one. Under federal rules. A doctor who has a valid license in any state can practice? VA hospitals across the nation. VA hospitals are not suppose to hire physicians who've licenses have been suspended revoked 'cause lows Iowa license was on probation. So I plan to keep an eye on this subject. It's something that has been a continual problem with the VA as to what standards the us for their doctors. And who it is that gets to decide what standards are followed. They definitely need to alter like this to prevent people. From administering care who shouldn't be giving veterans or really anyone care and add this to the pile of the many reasons veterans don't trust the care. They receive at the VA. How is that even possible that it's not required? You know what I mean? Like, I don't understand how it's not required to be fully licensed to be you know, I just seems so illogical to me that any organization let alone the one that's charged with our, you know, our veterans, which is one of the largest, non direct military, procreation and the budget. I mean, how that wouldn't be at a minimum requirement that these Bs most, you know, the top people in their field with all the qualifications. They need. I mean, it just seems absolutely ludicrous. It does it does. And and. Absolutely terrifying. To find out that the VA could have done something when it hired the asshole. And simply didn't there was an, and it's something that you hear not just view circles. But with Medicare Doxa and stuff like that that it's find out later on that this guy uprated on people for however, many years and people knew he was shit, but nobody got rid of him. And so the the questions about how doctors are disciplined, and whether or not doctors who have been suspended by their states medical association should even be hired. I mean, I don't think everything should be held against him. But there needs to be aligned to wear. Okay. This person has enough flags in their record. There's no way they should be a doctor. Let alone a government hired one. Yeah. I mean, totally agree. Keep an eye on this story. I have a feeling it's going to be the last and you're right that every time something like this comes to lie. All it does is further. You know, disturb veterans and turn them sour against the VA. And you know, it's cool. And it's funny to bash the VA, you know, it's it's just becomes a part of life as veteran. But really, it's it's not okay. I mean, we we we should be the veterans should be very pleased with the care they received, you know, and it shouldn't become a joke shouldn't become a common joke to to talk about VA care and consider it, you know, a contradiction in terms, so yeah, let's let's let's wash this and wait for the next one K, but we need to publicize it and raise our voices today haven't Zach feeling way. There's going to be changed. I'm hoping there will be I'm hoping there really will be.