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From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
Disillusion in Iraq

From Our Own Correspondent Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 28:43


When western troops overthrew Saddam Hussein, the argument was that this would turn Iraq from a dictatorship into a democracy. And they have indeed held elections there; the latest vote for a new Iraqi parliament took place last Sunday. Yet when it comes to actually voting, tribal and religious affiliation appear to have trumped any ideological leanings, and with a heavy dose of apathy and disillusionment thrown in, says Lizzie Porter. As with Iraq, Japan also faces much disillusionment with democratic politics. The last election saw only a little over half the voting population turn out, and it's not hard to see why: in almost every single contest, the same party has won. Now, the Liberal Democrat Party has chosen a new leader, and he automatically became interim prime minister, pending a general election later this month. It is an election nobody expects him to lose, but was the country's new leader welcomed with great excitement and fanfare? Hardly, says Rupert Wingfield-Hayes: According to mythology, Rome was founded by a pair of twins who had been raised by wolves. But Romulus and Remus might have been surprised to know that in the early Twenty First Century, the “eternal city” would have wild wolves spotted near its airport. Meanwhile wild boars and other animals have been stalking the streets, feasting on the rubbish that sits uncollected. It's all just one sign of the extent to which Rome has not been particularly well run in recent years, maladministration and the mafia making easy bedfellows. Tomorrow, Romans will have the chance to choose a new mayor, hoping they save the city from this plight. Italian politics is, of course, often rather colourful, and the two remaining candidates in this contest are a radio star with links to the far right, and a former Economics Minister, who has attempted to seduce voters by serenading them with a bit of bosa nova guitar. Watching this spectacle is long-term Rome resident, Joanna Robertson. Someone once said that when it came to British politics, there had only been three issues in recent elections: Brexit, Brexit and Brexit. This was not a subject that other countries necessarily wanted to focus on, most governments having enough challenges of their own to think about. Yet, for the Republic of Ireland, the UK's rows over Europe were always going to make their mark; the country has so much trade with Britain, as well as an open border with Northern Ireland. Emma Vardy says that the latest developments in the Brexit saga, have left Irish people exasperated, and also rather sad. It was the writer William Faulkner who famously said “The past is never dead. It's not even past.” That's something which another writer, Colin Freeman, discovered, when he visited Ukraine this month. He was there to hear about a new memorial and museum for the “Babi Yar” massacre, an atrocity which took place in 1941. German Nazi occupiers shot dead more than thirty thousand Jews there, and later, would use the same site to kill gay people, prisoners of war, and the mentally ill - some of the worst mass shootings in human history. Plans for a new museum about the massacres have been underway for some time, but it's a development, which Colin Freeman say,s tells us much about present day Ukraine, as well as about the moment in history being commemorated.

SBS World News Radio
A gay Iraqi man wants to know why he has been in immigration detention since 2012

SBS World News Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 9:35


Abdul's lawyer says the immigration department doesn't seem to believe he is truly gay, but says if he returns to Iraq he could be killed by armed militias.

PBS NewsHour - Full Show
October 14, 2021 - PBS NewsHour full episode

PBS NewsHour - Full Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 52:36


Thursday on the NewsHour, a limited supply of global energy sources has led to rising prices worldwide, with winter fuel costs expected to climb. Then, residents of another predominantly Black city in Michigan are told to use bottled water amid risks of lead contamination. And, threats and disaffection among Iraqi voters following the killing of protest leaders prompt a poor election turnout. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

PBS NewsHour - World
Targeted assassinations, violent protest crackdowns keep Iraqi voters away from polls

PBS NewsHour - World

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 8:36


Iraq's recent elections were in large part driven by a protest movement that erupted two years ago, denouncing government corruption and lack of services. Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi is vying for a second term while trying to balance relations with the U.S. -- which still has 2,500 troops in Iraq -- and Iran, which supports powerful militia in Iraq. Special correspondent Simona Foltyn reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

PBS NewsHour - Segments
Targeted assassinations, violent protest crackdowns keep Iraqi voters away from polls

PBS NewsHour - Segments

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 8:36


Iraq's recent elections were in large part driven by a protest movement that erupted two years ago, denouncing government corruption and lack of services. Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi is vying for a second term while trying to balance relations with the U.S. -- which still has 2,500 troops in Iraq -- and Iran, which supports powerful militia in Iraq. Special correspondent Simona Foltyn reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Think Unbroken with Michael Unbroken | CPTSD, TRAUMA and Mental Health Healing Podcast
E122 Navy Seals, CBD, and Getting Naked with Willilam Branum | Mental Health Podcast

Think Unbroken with Michael Unbroken | CPTSD, TRAUMA and Mental Health Healing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 50:45


In this episode, I speak with William Branum, the Founder, and CEO of Naked Warrior Recovery, a CBD company focused on the recovery of veterans and first responders. He is a retired Navy SEAL with 26 years of service. He has served on both traditional SEAL Teams, taught as a SEAL Sniper Instructor, and served on Teams that specialized in undersea operations, whose missions must be approved by the President of the United States. He led major combat operations ranging from protecting the interim Iraqi elected officials to Direct Action missions in Baghdad and across Ambar province. We talk about CBD and Getting Naked. So many others, he used alcohol & prescription drugs to mask the symptoms he had. Then he discovered CBD, and it changed his life. It had such an impact on him he started Naked Warrior Recovery to bring the highest quality products to the market and to teach the GET NAKED! Listen and join us as we dive into this! Learn more at https://www.thinkunbrokenpodcast.com/

SBS World News Radio
Lacklustre turnout for Iraqi election

SBS World News Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 3:12


Counting is underway in Iraq after a parliamentary election marked by widespread disillusion and voter apathy.

The Hard Thing Podcast
Tough Leadership Lessons in Combat, Business, & Family | Ep. 120: Jimmy Blackmon

The Hard Thing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 49:51


Today we discuss leading yourself, knowing yourself and loving your people. Welcome back to the 120th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. Today I share my conversation with Jimmy Blackmon. Jimmy Blackmon is among the most combat experienced leaders of the modern era. He has led high risk missions all over the world including serving as the air mission commander on the operation that netted #2 and #3 in the famous Iraqi deck of cards. Amazingly, Jimmy also served as the aviation commander during the battles in which four Medals of Honor were earned in Afghanistan – in the very valleys where the attacks of 9-11 were planned and rehearsed. Having achieved impressive results, Jimmy understands how to navigate the complexities of the 21st Century. His ability to develop an organizational strategy, build living systems and processes that enable organizations to thrive with speed and agility in the modern era, and build cohesive teams driven by vision and purpose are unparalleled. You can reach out to Jimmy, including getting his new book, from his website: https://www.jimmyfblackmon.com/ (https://www.jimmyfblackmon.com/) Here are some highlights from today's show: Jimmy had to send troops into battles they didn't come out of Before you can lead others you must lead yourself Loving your people is essential to be a great leader Don't take the title too seriously Successful leadership always encompasses inspiring your people We also got some great action items from today's guest: 1. Picture "That Guy" to keep yourself going 2. Know who you are and live with yourself 3. Love your people Thanks for listening to the show. Make sure you subscribe so you never miss an episode. Support the Show:  Patreon donation link:  https://www.patreon.com/thehardthingpodcast (https://www.patreon.com/thehardthingpodcast) Audible (Free Audiobook): audibletrial.com/thehardthingpodcast  Share the podcast with one person who could really use it.  Leave a rating and a review. Subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss any episodes. We are on Google Play, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify.  Buy one of our Shirts or Hoodies https://thehardthingpodcast.com/shop/ (https://thehardthingpodcast.com/shop/) Again thanks so much for listening, and stay tuned to next week. Keep doing Hard Things, and Keep Overcoming Average. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy Support this podcast

What A Day
Votes Against Gun Violence with Shannon Watts

What A Day

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 19:34


Guns were involved in three out of every four homicides in 2020, and 2021 is shaping up to be deadly, too. According to the Gun Violence Archive, from January 1st to September 15th of this year, more than 14,000 people died from gun violence in the U.S. Moms Demand Action founder, Shannon Watts, joined us to discuss Demand a Seat. It's a program that recruits gun violence survivors and activists to run for elected office and become more engaged in our politics. And in headlines: Texas's restrictive anti-abortion law is back in effect, Iraqis voted in parliamentary elections, and Moderna has been supplying their shots almost exclusively to the world's wealthiest countries. Show Notes: Moms Demand Action: Demand A Seat – https://www.everytown.org/demand-a-seat/ For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Newshour
Polls close in Iraqi elections

Newshour

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 48:23


Iraqis have voted in their fifth national parliamentary elections since the US invasion of 2003: but why was turnout so low? We hear from Jane Arraf, the New York Times bureau chief in Baghdad. Also in the programme: the controversial life and career of A.Q.Khan, who helped Pakistan build its nuclear bomb and supplied nuclear know-how to other countries including Iran and North Korea. And a new artistic presence in a Paris Museum that commemorates a murdered Jewish family. (Photo: Parliamentary elections in Iraq. Credit: EPA/AHMED JALIL)

AP Audio Stories
Iraqis vote for new parliament hoping for change

AP Audio Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 1:45


AP Audio Stories
Iraqis vote for new parliament hoping for change

AP Audio Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 1:28


Newshour
Iraqis vote in elections for reform

Newshour

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 50:35


Iraqis head to the polls in a general election that is being held early in response to mass protests that erupted two years ago. Iraqi leaders are saying it is a chance for reform but many Iraqis believe that little will change. We have some analysis and hear from some voters. Also in the programme: On World Day against the death penalty, we hear about the plight of women around the world on death row and what should be done to help them. And we go to the United States where Donald Trump, the former Republican president stoked speculation about his 2024 intentions by holding a rally in Iowa. (Photo: Election poster. Credit: Reuters)

PBS NewsHour - World
Iraqi protesters allege election corruption, vow to boycott polls

PBS NewsHour - World

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 8:36


Iraq's elections will be held on Sunday, but members of the country's protest movement are already planning on boycotting the event. They say that the election process is corrupt, with paramilitary wings of incumbent parties attacking opposition supporters. With low turnout, the Shi'ite cleric Moqtada Al Sadr's party is expected to win a large share of seats and possibly control of the government. Special Correspondent Simona Foltyn reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Up First
Texas Abortion Ban Reinstated, Iraq's Upcoming Election, Afghanistan Bombing.

Up First

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 16:05


A federal appeals court allows Texas SB-8 to go back in effect. Iraqis are about to head to the polls to vote for the next parliament after protests against the government in 2019 triggered new elections. In Afghanistan, a branch of the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a mosque. It's the worst attack since US forces left the country.

Middle East Focus
Iraq's Elections

Middle East Focus

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 29:54


Marsin Alshamary joins the program to discuss the upcoming Iraqi parliamentary elections on Oct. 10. Originally scheduled for 2022, the elections were moved up amid pressure from the Tishreen protest movement that began in late 2019. MEI Senior Fellow Randa Slim also speaks with two long-time watchers of Iraqi politics, Farhad Alaaldin and Naufel Alhassan, about how they see things playing out and the impact the elections might have on Iraq's political landscape going forward.

LSE Middle East Centre Podcasts
The Future of Iraq's Protest Movement

LSE Middle East Centre Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 61:08


This is the English and Arabic recording of Panel 1 from the 29th September Conflict Research Programme-Iraq Conference 'Iraq on the Eve of Elections: A new era or return to the status quo?'. Unfortunately due to technical issues we are unable to upload the English interpretation of Omar Al Jaffal and Inas Jabbar's presentations and answers. We are very sorry for this inconvenience. In October 2019 over a million Iraqis took to the streets of Baghdad and the Southern Provinces calling for employment and basic services, such as clean water and electricity. Their demands later evolved to include calls for the overhaul of the post-invasion political system, a caretaker government made up of independent technocrats and early elections. The protests forced key concessions from the political elite, including the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abed Al Mahdi, the introduction of a new electoral law and elections to be held in October 2021. In addition, they saw the creation of a number of independent civil organisations and political parties meant to act as an organised opposition to the political class that has dominated Iraqi politics since 2003. However, in response to the increased use of violent coercion and targeted assassinations against activists, many have since began to campaign for a widespread boycott of the upcoming elections. In light of these developments, this panel will ask what's next for the Iraqi protest movement. Chair: • Hanaa Edwar – Iraqi Al Amal Association Speakers: • Inas Jabbar – Iraqi Women Network • Omar Al Jaffal – Journalist • Taif Alkhudary – LSE Middle East Centre

LSE Middle East Centre Podcasts
The Struggle for Women's Legal Rights in Iraq

LSE Middle East Centre Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 54:21


This is the English and Arabic recording of Panel 4 from the 28th September Conflict Research Programme-Iraq Conference 'Iraq on the Eve of Elections: A new era or return to the status quo?'. Unfortunately due to technical issues we are unable to upload the English interpretation of Marwa Abdul Ridha's presentation and answers. We are very sorry for this inconvenience. Despite the decades long struggle of Iraqi feminists, women in the country continue to face structural violence and have their rights consistently denied. In March 2021 the Iraqi government passed the Yazidi Survivors Law, putting in place a reparations framework for women and girls from minority communities who were subjected to violence at the hands of Daesh. While this has largely been heralded as a positive development, the law contains key omissions including failing to account for the rights of children born out of sexual violence and their mothers. In addition, despite a surge in cases of domestic violence in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, political parties have continued to block the passing of an Anti- Domestic Violence Law in Federal Iraq. In Kurdistan, where a similar law was passed in 2011, the government has failed to allocate the resources necessary for its proper implementation. In this panel, speakers will discuss the current state of women's legal rights in Iraq, including key considerations for the implementation of the Yazidi Survivors Law and the need to enact a domestic violence law in Federal Iraq. Chair: • Zahra Ali – Rutgers University Speakers: • Marwa Abdul Ridha – Independent Researcher • Zeynep Kaya – Sheffield University • Güley Bor – Independent Researcher

LSE Middle East Centre Podcasts
The State of Iraq's Economy One Year on from Allawi's White Paper

LSE Middle East Centre Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 60:09


This is the English recording of Panel 2 from the 28th September Conflict Research Programme-Iraq Conference 'Iraq on the Eve of Elections: A new era or return to the status quo?'. Iraq has long been on the verge of economic collapse. This was expounded in April 2020, when the fall in oil prices in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic meant that the government struggled to pay public sector workers for several months. In response, Finance Minister Ali Allawi published a White Paper meant as a road map for the country's economic recovery and later, in January of this year, devalued the dinar by 20% as a means of stimulating internal markets. Yet, 90% of all government revenues continue to come from oil sales leaving Iraq's economy vulnerable to the volatility of global oil markets and state sanctioned corruption sees up to 30% of public funds lost every year. What is more, while the public payroll has more than tripled since 2003, the development of the private sector continues to be hampered by poor infrastructure and limited access to capital. As a consequence, youth unemployment in Iraq stands at 25.2% and the World Bank estimates that 5.5 million Iraqis are at risk of being pushed into poverty. This panel examines the success of reforms undertaken by Mustafa Al Kadhimi's government and opportunities for further reforms, as well as the socio-political consequences of economic complacency. Chair: •Chloe Cornish – Financial Times Speakers: • Ahmed Tabaqchali – Institute of Regional and International Studies • Ali Al Mawlawi – Independent Consultant • Alia Moubayed – Jefferies International

The Take
Will Iraq's protesters vote in the election they demanded?

The Take

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 22:32


Iraqis are heading to the ballot box in less than a week, and it's a direct result of activists' efforts. But as the parliamentary election inches closer, a lot of Iraqis are wondering whether it can withstand influence from the US and Iran, and actually deliver on the changes they're asking for.  In this episode:  Imran Khan (@ajimran), Al Jazeera senior correspondent  Connect with The Take:  Twitter (@AJTheTake), Instagram (@ajthetake) and Facebook (@TheTakePod)

What I Did Next
Hassan Al Damluji

What I Did Next

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 45:05


Today Hassan Al Damluji, the Deputy Director of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is our guest on the show.  We trace his life journey, from a young adult discovering his Iraqi roots, to his current role in public health. We talk about his work in the region and his developing a more global world view. Discover how chance trips and encounters have contributed in shaping Hassan's path.

The Dad Edge Podcast (formerly The Good Dad Project Podcast)
Explaining the Why to Your Kids with Jocko Willink

The Dad Edge Podcast (formerly The Good Dad Project Podcast)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 56:26


Jocko Willink is a decorated, retired U.S. Navy Seal Officer, the author of several books, two of which include Extreme Ownership and Dichotomy of Leadership. He is the co-founder of Echelon Front, where he is a leadership instructor, speaker, and executive coach. Jocko has spent twenty years in the U.S. Navy Seal Teams, starting as an enlisted SEAL and rising through the ranks to become a SEAL officer. As Commander of SEAL Team 3's Task Unit "Bruiser" during the Battle of Ramadi, he orchestrated SEAL operations that helped the ready-first brigade of the U.S. Army's first armored division to bring stability to the violent war-torn city. Task Unit "Bruiser" became the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraqi war. Jocko returned from Iraq to serve as an officer in charge of training for all West Coast SEAL teams. There, he spearheaded the development of leadership training and personally instructed and mentored the next generation of SEAL leaders who have continued to perform with great success on the battlefield. During his career, Jocko Willink was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and numerous other personal and unit awards. In 2010, he retired from the Navy and launched Echelon Front with Leif Babin, where he teaches the leadership principles he learned on the battlefield to help others lead and win. Clients include individuals, teams, companies, and organizations across a wide range of industries and fields. Today, we are going to be talking about how Jocko takes charge of his team and family by applying the same tools in both aspects of his life. He's also going to be talking about why it's critical to distance yourself from chaos, mayhem, and our own emotions to make rational decisions. He's going to talk about how even though you may not know the right course of action for your kids, you shouldn't force decisions on them. Finally, Jocko says you must explain to your kids the why behind everything you ask of them. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://thedadedge.com/338/    ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage

Optimal Relationships Daily
1104: Here's Everything Parents Should Be Teaching Their Kids About Student Loans by Jeff Rose of Good Financial Cents

Optimal Relationships Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 11:34


Jeff Rose tells parents everything parents they should be teaching their kids about student loans Episode 1104: Here's Everything Parents Should Be Teaching Their Kids About Student Loans by Jeff Rose of Good Financial Cents Jeff Rose, CFP® is a Certified Financial Planner™, founder of Good Financial Cents, and author of the personal finance book Soldier of Finance. Jeff is an Iraqi combat veteran and served 9 years in the Army National Guard. His work is regularly featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Inc.com and Entrepreneur. The original post is located here: https://www.goodfinancialcents.com/heres-everything-parents-should-be-teaching-their-kids-about-student-loans/   Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com Interested in advertising on the show? Visit https://www.advertisecast.com/OptimalRelationshipsDailyMarriageParenting Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

No Disqualifications Podcast
Survivor Series 1990 REVIEW

No Disqualifications Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 34:34


Iraq, Slaughter, Gooker This event is known for the on-screen debut of The Undertaker, who went on to become the WWF World Heavyweight Champion at the next Survivor Series, and the appearance of the Gobbledy Gooker.[2] The Undertaker replaced Bad News Brown who had left the WWF after Vince McMahon failed to live up to his promise to make him the company's first black champion. In addition, Sgt. Slaughter, who then portrayed an Iraqi sympathizer, insulted servicemen stationed in Iraq for Thanksgiving during Operation Desert Shield. In an interview, Randy Savage challenged The Ultimate Warrior for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship. Haku replaced Rick Rude, who had left the WWF over a pay dispute. In the storyline, he was suspended by WWF President Jack Tunney for insulting the mother of the Big Boss Man. Boris Zhukov replaced Akeem who had left the WWF in October. The Undertaker would wrestle for the WWE for the next 30 years, setting a company record for longevity. He would become one of their most important and beloved stars, eventually reaching iconic status. His retirement ceremony took place at the 2020 Survivor Series, exactly 30 years later. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Practice Disrupted with Evelyn Lee and Je'Nen Chastain

Episode 053: Immigrant ArchitectsLeaders of the profession share diverse perspectives on equity and architecture. Expanding our diversity series, this week we learn about the lived experiences of individuals who immigrated to the United States. Guests: Originally from Colombia, Graciela Carrillo, AIA, LEED AP, immigrated to the United States in 2003. She recently joined Nassau BOCES Facilities Services as a Senior Manager where she is managing school operational and capital projects. Graciela has committed a decade of volunteer leadership service to the AIA. Currently she is serving as the President 2020-2021 as well as the Chapter's Women In Architecture Co-Founder and Co-Chair. Graciela was the past 2017-2018 NY Regional Director (YARD) for the Young Architects Forum (YAF). She is also the Co-Founder of the https://www.immigrantarchitects.org/ (Immigrant Architects Coalition), a group committed to helping and providing resources for immigrant architects to achieve a prosperous career in the US. In 2019, Graciela was the recipient of the AIA NYS Young Architect Award. Gloria Kloter, AIA, NCARB, CODIA, is founder and CEO ofhttps://www.glowarchitects.com/ ( Glow Architects). A practicing architect both in her home country of the Dominican Republic and in the US, she has dedicated her career to helping other young architects grow. She is the founder of the https://www.facebook.com/groups/ForeignArchitects (Foreign Architects), a private community in Facebook where she mentors young and aspiring immigrant architects on how to obtain their architect license in the United States. Gloria also serves as the Architect Licensing Advisor of the State of Florida through AIA Florida. She is a part of the Board of Directors of the AIA Tampa Bay where she is the chairperson of the Women in Architecture committee. She was also honored for the https://www.aia.org/press-releases/6156295-architects-foundation-announces-2019-recip (2019 Sho-Ping Ching Women's Leadership Summit Scholarship), a recognition to mid-career women architects who are advancing toward leadership roles and are making a positive impact within their communities.  Shahad Sadeq, Assoc. AIA is an Iraqi immigrant architectural designer at https://www.smithgroup.com/ (Smithgroup). She is an active member of the AIA in her local chapter in Dallas, Texas. Shahad is passionate about amplifying diverse voices in the profession and developing sustainable workplace culture. She currently is co-leading the immigrant architect coalition and sits on the J.E.D.I. committee board of Smithgroup. She previously helped found an Equity in Architecture effort through the AIA Kansas City Chapter. Yu-Ngok Lo, FAIA, CDT, LEED AP is the founding principal of https://www.ynlarchitects.com/ (YNL Architects, Inc.) His work received numerous design awards such as the NAHB Best of American Living Awards, Gold Nugget Awards, Aurora Awards, American Residential Design Awards, and various AIA Design Awards. The projects of his firm have been published in ArchDaily, Hinge Magazine, CONDE, CommArch Magazine, and Hospitality-Interiors Magazine. Yu-Ngok is a past recipient of the AIBD Designer of the Year, AIA Presidential Citation, AIA National Young Architects Award, BD+C 40 Under 40, 2015 ENR 20 Under 40, and the AIACC Young Architect Award. He was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows in 2020. Show Links:

Kerusso Daily Devotional
A Gentle Strength

Kerusso Daily Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 1:43


Fighting one day in the tough Iraqi city of Fallujah, a Marine sergeant decided to put himself at risk in order to get a frightened family to safety. He stepped into a courtyard and spoke quietly for a few minutes with the father. He took time to make sure the kids had water, and the toys his men gave them.   Then it was back to the war.   Gentleness can be misunderstood. Too often we think, for example, that a man is not masculine if he's gentle.   Not true. This Fruit of the Spirit is a real strength, no matter one's gender. But for men, it can be more than that; gentleness can be an asset.   Romans 15:7 says, “Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.”   No matter where we are, we are to conduct ourselves with a gentle nature. In every encounter, we are to model the love of Christ, to show a damaged world that good is stronger than evil.   Let's pray.   Lord, you are so gentle with our tangled spirits! In our sin, you look at us with love. Thank you so much for that. Amen.

The Kris Fade Show
The Kris Fade Show Podcast 28 Sep 2021

The Kris Fade Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 55:13


We talk Instagram for kids Rossi came up with the weirdest topics plus we spoke to the two time Iraqi record holder Ghada    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

ROI’s Into the Corner Office Podcast: Powerhouse Middle Market CEOs Telling it Real—Unexpected Career Conversations

Craig Handley is co-founder of ListenTrust. He's an expert in Hispanic Marketing, Direct Response Marketing, and Sales and Brand expansion, Handley is the CEO and founder of the hugely successful “Listen Up Espanol,” which was named #1 in Business Products and Service (#27 overall) on Inc. Magazine's 500/5000 list. Handley's businesses employ over 1,000 employees and have cumulatively done over 500 million in sales within the last five years to Hispanics in the USA. He started his professional career as a paperboy, winning a contest to go to Disney for most new subscribers at the age of 13, he followed up with 3 years of door-to-door insurance sales, where he again won the companies highest award 8 times. He worked in a call center in telephone sales and again was one of 3 employees (Out of 950) selling over a million dollars a year in product. A respected advisor for hundreds of brands, products, and services in almost every category, he has also contributed articles and been interviewed for leading marketing and business magazines, blogs and podcasts and he's spoken at conferences, company retreats, seminars, and private masterminds. He served five years in the U.S. Army infantry during the first Iraqi war, leaving with an honorable discharge. Handley studied voice and piano in college. He has written and produced hundreds of songs, from rap to pop to ballads to humorous parodies, and even opened for Coolio and hosted the Adult Entertainment Awards. In 2010 he turned down a record deal because it would have been “a pay cut” from his profitable businesses – and the required tour schedule didn't leave him enough time for his kids. A devoted family man, he danced his way into his wife's heart with his “running man” and his practiced rendition of “the worm” and is also the father of five and a boy named Josh. He believes that with faith and a little courage, anything is possible.

Audio Poem of the Day

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KMJ's Afternoon Drive
Friday 9/24 - Hour 2

KMJ's Afternoon Drive

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 36:52


The encampment at the Texas border has been cleared and no migrants remain at Del Rio. The owner of Hobby Lobby, an avid antiquities collector, must return a 3500-year-old clay tablet he paid $1.7 million for after it was discovered it was looted from an Iraqi museum 30 years ago. Four years after a federal appeals court ruled that a 30-day vehicle impound for unlicensed drivers was unconstitutional, CHP is still doing them and now faces three lawsuits. Listeners comment. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Drew Mariani Show
Vaccine Mandates, Iraqi/Syrian Christians

The Drew Mariani Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 51:04


Drew Mariani Show Hour 1 for 9-24-2021 Roger Severino on vaccine mandates and the legal, ethical and religious issues regarding that. Juliana Taimoorazy on the status and plight of Iraqi and Syrian Christians All show notes at Vaccine Mandates, Iraqi/Syrian Christians - This podcast produced by Relevant Radio

The Spear
The Decision-Making Crucible of Combat

The Spear

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 54:28


In 2005, Major General Pat Roberson was the ground force commander for a combined special forces task force in Iraq given the task of melding a battalion of Iraqi forces and a battalion of Kurdish commandos into the newly formed Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) Brigade. One night, the ISOF Brigade and Roberson’s Green Berets conducted an air assault into Salman Pak for a nighttime raid against insurgent forces. As the task force encountered several tactical problems, Roberson found himself facing a difficult decision that weighed the lives of his task force versus the lives of the local populace.

Revolutionary Left Radio
The Spectre Still Haunts: Breaking the Imperialist Chain w/ Hakim

Revolutionary Left Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 106:29


The one and only Hakim joins Breht to discuss the Iraq war from the perspective of Iraqis, the western left, Lenin, Reform AND Revolution, the importance of anti-imperialist struggle, contradictions and crises, the global south, etc. At the end, Hakim fields a bunch of common anti-socialist talking points and dismantles them one by one.  This is a wide ranging and genuinely fun conversation with a great comrade and political educator!  Subscribe to Hakim's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPPZoYsfoSekIpLcz9plX1Q Follow Hakim on Twitter: https://twitter.com/yaboihakim Outro Music: "Armed & Dangerous" by King Von ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com

CNA Newsroom
Ep. 113: How Pope Francis changed Iraq

CNA Newsroom

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 29:38


We revisit Iraq, six months on from Pope Francis' historic visit, and talk to Iraqis on the ground to hear about the impact of the pope's visit and the flourishing of the Catholic faith in the Middle East. Shownotes: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/ebooks/pope-francis-in-iraq.pdf https://www.sistani.org/english/archive/26509/ https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3ct2d31 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/tags/8095/pope-francis-trip-to-iraq-2021 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/248898/international-eucharistic-congress-2021-cardinal-sako-says-pope-francis-historic-visit-changed-iraq

Rush Limbaugh Morning Update
Muslims Riot, Murder over Pope's Words, New York Times Condemns the Words

Rush Limbaugh Morning Update

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 9:26


RUSH: Well, lots of exciting stuff going on out there today, folks. The latest from this whole controversy over the pope, and words. There are some things that happen that are simply propitious, and this is one of them. The pope utters words, he quotes an old emperor from many centuries ago, and now the Muslim world is going bonkers, rioting, killing a nun in Somalia, shooting her in the back while she was praying. These Muslim extremists, Islamofascists are proving everything that the pope's words indicated. The New York Times had an editorial on Sunday that just totally misses the point, but, boy, is it expressive and illustrative. First off from Reuters, dateline Dubai. “An Iraqi militant group led by al Qaeda vowed a war against the ‘worshippers of the cross' in response to a recent speech by Pope Benedict on Islam that sparked anger across the Muslim world. The statement was made in an Internet statement by the Mujahideen Shura Council, an umbrella group led by Iraq's branch of Al-Qaeda, said, ‘We tell the worshipper of the cross (the Pope) that you and the West will be defeated, as is the case in Iraq, Afghanistan, Chechnya… We shall break the cross and spill the wine. … God will (help) Muslims to conquer Rome. … God enable us to slit their throats, and make their money and descendants the bounty of the mujahideen.” Yeah, this is a peaceful religion, there's no question about it. The pope simply utters words. But guess who one of the staunchest allies of Al-Qaeda happened to be yesterday? Well, not Jacques Chirac. It was the New York Times. https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2006/09/18/muslims_riot_murder_over_pope_s_words_new_york_times_condemns_the_words2/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Karma Comment Chameleon
r/ProRevenge - You Did WHAT To The IT Guy In the Iraqi Desert? - Reddit Stories #740

Karma Comment Chameleon

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 20:46


Today we visit r/ProRevenge where people get back at those who have done them wrong!

Bulletproof Screenplay® Podcast
BPS 138: From Sundance Sleeper Hit To Blockbuster Career with Chris Sparling

Bulletproof Screenplay® Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 96:43


It's always way fun to have a guest who is also a fan of the show. This week's guest is definitely a member of the tribe. We chatted up pre-interview about some of his favorite IFH podcast episodes like Ed Burns and Joe Carnahan and I knew front hen on we were on for a treat. My guest today is award-winning writer, director, and producer, Chris Sparling.Chris has written some of Hollywood's most original and fascinating screenplays like Buried, Greenland, Mercy, Down A Dark Hall, Reincarnate (featuring Leonardo DiCaprio), The Sea of Trees with Matthew McConaughey, etc.One of his latest films, Greenland, which premiered in 2020 started streaming on Amazon prime this February.The disaster thriller film starring Gerard Butler and Morena Baccarin follows a family who must fight for survival as planet-destroying comet races to Earth. Butler's family struggles for survival in the face of a cataclysmic natural disaster as the planet-killing comet races to Earth. John Garrity (Gerard Butler), his estranged wife Allison (Morena Baccarin), and young son Nathan make a perilous journey to their only hope for sanctuary.Amid terrifying news accounts of cities around the world being leveled by the comet's fragments, the Garrity's experience the best and worst in humanity while they battle the increasing panic and lawlessness surrounding them. As the countdown to global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.With its reception and regardless of the COVID 19 Pandemic, the film grossed $52.3 million at the Box Office and was announced that the sequel, Greenland: Migration is already in the works. The continuation of the story will center around the Garritys' journey across a frozen European wasteland to find a new home. STX has already acquired the worldwide distribution rights for the film at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival for the sequel with a $65 million budget.Chris's path to becoming a renowned Hollywood blockbuster writer begun on the actor's path. He was inspired to take up writing after the 1997 hit psychological drama film, Goodwill Hunting which was directed by Gus Van Sant and starred Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and others.He left Los Angeles on a home (Rhodes Island) bound to recalibrate and focus on completing college and writing because it was a challenge juggling that and acting auditions. After completing college, Sparling returned to Los Angeles. With no connections or leads, he returned to Rhodes Island with the plan to make a movie of one of the many scripts he had written by then. Though he had no formal film production experience at this point, Sparling wrote, directed, and produced An Uzi at the Alamo which is about a young writer in search of his identity, pledges to his dysfunctional family that he will commit suicide on his 25th birthday. As the fateful day approaches, he stumbles upon love and a new sense of self. Fearing family humiliation if he backs out of his pledge, he prepares for his last birthday with the feigned support of his family.Of course, the film did not do well, but this is when things became interesting for Chris's writing career. He dusted up and sent out about one hundred specs to studios, managers, producers, literally anyone he could contact. He received back, only three responses and one of which was from a manager who became his manager and still is till this day. That was his first open door.When I saw the trailer for Chris's 2010 film, Buried, and the success of it, as an independent filmmaker, I was in awe and slightly jealous of how easy (cost, and production-wise), revolutionary the film is. Buried is a brilliantly twisted suspense and original screenplay that is a nightmare for claustrophobes. Sparling found mainstream success when his feature-length screenplay Buried was purchased by producer Peter Safran starring Ryan Reynolds.Ryan plays Paul, an Iraq-based American civilian truck drive. After an attack by a group of Iraqis, he Wakes up groggy in pitch darkness, to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter, flask, flashlight, knife, glowsticks, pen, pencil, and a mobile phone.It's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap. He is left to rely on his cell phone to contact the outside world. But the outside world proves not to be very helpful at finding a man buried in a box in the middle of the Iraqi desert. Paul must rely on his best resource--himself.The film premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and was sold to Lionsgate Films. Buried was shown at several major European and North American film festivals. It was nominated for and won a plethora of European films awards because it was produced in Barcelona by Barcelona-based Versus Entertainment, in association with The Safran Company and Dark Trick Films.Some of the awards included the Goya Award, for Best Original Screenplay, a Gaudi Award in the same category, and the best European feature film of the year award at the Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival in September 2010. This $2 million budget indie film made a gross splash of $21.3 million worldwide. Sparling had an immediate success from Buried; between the script going out in March of 2009 and the movie premiering at Sundance in 2010, and he suddenly needed an agent, an attorney, and everything legit in between. Intrusion, Sparling's latest film will be streaming on Netflix in just one week (September 22, 2021), starring Freida Pinto and Logan Marshall-Green. It is about a husband and wife who move to a small town. A deadly home invasion leaves the wife traumatized and suspicious that those around her might not be who they seem. Even though it was self-defense, it was still a homicide. However, it turns out that the home invasion was not a one-off, and there are many other missing person cases in which the invaders may be involved. Meera falls into a rabbit hole as she takes it upon herself to find out the truth.Enjoy my entertaining conversation with Chris Sparling.

Simple English News Daily
Monday 13th September 2021. World News. Today: US 9/11 memorials. Peru Shining Path founder dead. Afghanistan women can learn but can't play

Simple English News Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 7:44


World News in 7 minutes. Monday 13th September 2021.Transcript at: send7.org/transcripts Today: US 9/11 memorials. Peru Shining Path founder dead. Afghanistan women can learn but can't play. Philippines Duterte for Vice. Morocco new Prime Minister named. Guinea Conde is OK. Belarus selling EU access to Iraqis. UK vaccine passports. France covers the Arc de Triomph. Send your opinion or experience by email to podcast@send7.org or send an audio message at send7.org for us to broadcast. With Stephen Devincenzi and Maya Dil.SEND7 (Simple English News Daily in 7 minutes) tells news in intermediate English. Every day, listen to the most important stories in the world in slow, clear English. This easy English news podcast is perfect for English learners, people with English as a second language, and people who want to hear a fast news update from around the world. Learn English through hard topics, but simple grammar. SEND7 covers all news including politics, business, natural events and human rights. For more information visit send7.org/contact

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts
99% of Neocons Still Believe This Lie!

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 51:12


https://youtu.be/hp_mK_YrMcw (The)...first complete data set of all suicide terrorist attacks around the world from 1980 to 2009...nearly all emerged from communities resisting foreign military occupation… Pape and Feldman 2010, pg. 8 PDF of Sources: https://odysee.com/@libertariantruther:0/Bin-Laden-Quotes:a  0:00 - Ayyan Quote / Intro  1:29 - Tactical Recommendations / Sermon  2:11 - Why We are Fighting You  9:26 - World Islamic Statement Urging Jihad Against Jews and Crusaders 12:22 - Declaration of Jihad Against the Americans Occupying the Land of the Two Holy Sanctuaries 14:53 - Message to the American People 20:32 - Interview with Tayseer Allouni  24:41 - Interview with John Miller of ABC  25:41 - A Warning to the United States  26:43 - Message to U.S. Allies  28:07 - Interview with CNN 30:00 - Nida'ul Islam Interview 30:28 - Interview with Al-Jazeera 31:25 - Speech Against the Crusaders and the U.N. 32:33 - Interview with Hamid Mir 33:48 - The Gaunt Tape  35:58 - On Saudi Clerics and the Meaning of Jihad 37:12 - Message to the Iraqis and the U.S.  37:37 - A Reconciliation Initiative to Europe  39:57 - To Muslims of Saudi Arabia in Particular, and to the Muslims of Other Countries in General 41:03 - Offers to Accept a Truce 42:14 - Speech to the Muslim Nation on the Zionist Crusader War Against Islam  43:08 - Letter to King Fhad 44:29 - Cutting the Fuse (empirical evidence of suicide terrorism) 50:20 - Final thoughts  LBRY / Odysee BitChute Flote Spotify Archive Minds

Keith Knight - Don't Tread on Anyone
99% of Neocons Still Believe This Lie!

Keith Knight - Don't Tread on Anyone

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 51:11


PDF of Sources: https://odysee.com/@libertariantruther:0/Bin-Laden-Quotes:a 0:00 - Ayyan Quote / Intro 1:29 - Tactical Recommendations / Sermon 2:11 - Why We are Fighting You 9:26 - World Islamic Statement Urging Jihad Against Jews and Crusaders 12:22 - Declaration of Jihad Against the Americans Occupying the Land of the Two Holy Sanctuaries 14:53 - Message to the American People 20:32 - Interview with Tayseer Allouni 24:41 - Interview with John Miller of ABC 25:41 - A Warning to the United States 26:43 - Message to U.S. Allies 28:07 - Interview with CNN 30:00 - Nida'ul Islam Interview 30:28 - Interview with Al-Jazeera 31:25 - Speech Against the Crusaders and the U.N. 32:33 - Interview with Hamid Mir 33:48 - The Gaunt Tape 35:58 - On Saudi Clerics and the Meaning of Jihad 37:12 - Message to the Iraqis and the U.S. 37:37 - A Reconciliation Initiative to Europe 39:57 - To Muslims of Saudi Arabia in Particular, and to the Muslims of Other Countries in General 41:03 - Offers to Accept a Truce 42:14 - Speech to the Muslim Nation on the Zionist Crusader War Against Islam 43:08 - Letter to King Fhad 44:29 - Cutting the Fuse (emperical evidence of suicide terrorism) 50:20 - Final thoughts ---------------------------------------------------- If you find value in the content, please consider donating to my PayPal KeithKnight590@gmail.com LBRY: https://lbry.tv/@KeithKnightDontTreadOnAnyone:b BitChute: KeithKnightDontTreadOnAnyone https://www.bitchute.com/channel/keithknightdonttreadonanyone/ Minds: https://www.minds.com/KeithKnightDontTreadOnAnyone/ MeWe: mewe.com/i/keithknight25 Flote: https://flote.app/VoluntaryistKeith Gab: https://gab.com/Voluntarykeith Twitter: @an_capitalist The Libertarian Institute: https://libertarianinstitute.org/dont-tread-on-anyone/ One Great Work Network: https://www.onegreatworknetwork.com/keith-knight

The John Batchelor Show
1673: Memories of 9-11-01 at Toronto, Ontario. @ConradMBlack

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 12:55


Photo: Toronto from top of Rossin House (S.E. corner of King and York Streets looking towards Niagara); 1840s  CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Memories of 9-11-01 at Toronto, Ontario. @ConradMBlack .. National Post    The greatest significance of the dramatic and evil assault on New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington 20 years ago was that it initiated a new form of quasi-military violence against the Western democratic powers that had emerged at the end of the Cold War as overwhelmingly the most influential political, economic and cultural force in the world. The national security policy of the leader of the Western alliance, the United States, was enunciated in two speeches to the United States Congress by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941. In his State of the Union address in January of that year he said that America “must always be wary of those who with ‘sounding brass and tinkling cymbal' would preach the ‘ism of appeasement'.” In his war message of December 8, 1941, following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and many other sites in the Pacific, Roosevelt said, “we will make very certain that this form of treachery never again endangers us.” The burden of these assertions was that the United States would not be an appeasement power and that it would thereafter retain sufficient deterrent strength that no country would attack it again as Japan had.     Between Roosevelt and George W. Bush, 10 presidents, five of each party, had essentially upheld that double formula successfully. The United States did not appease competing or adversarial states, although it attempted to compromise with them; and no other country has dared to risk the retaliatory response of American military might. The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, were the fruit of the imagination of the most militant enemies of America and the West: an attack by people who deliberately committed suicide in conducting the attack—not only were unafraid of dying but were eager to die—by forces that could not be directly linked in any command structure to any sovereign state. It was, after 50 years, the double evasion of the Roosevelt formula: forces so shadowy it was not clear how they could be appeased if anyone wished to do so, and so fanatical that they could not be deterred from even the most heinous acts because of their ardent desire to die for their cause. Clearly, and in the most dramatic possible way, a new threat had emerged.  The spectacle on television of the attacks on the World Trade Center towers is rivaled only by the film of the assassination of Pres. Kennedy as the most vividly and widely remembered incident in the lifetime of anyone now living.    It must be said that the American and allied response was impressive. For the first time, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) invoked the war clause and the North Atlantic Council, NATO's governing authority, unanimously stated that an Alliance member had been attacked in an act of war and every country in the alliance responded as if it were an act of war against themselves: “An attack upon one is an attack upon all.” Forces from a large number of NATO countries were dispatched to Afghanistan, [which w]as the training and staging area for the 9/11 outrages. They quickly overthrew the Afghan government, destroyed the training facilities of the terrorist groups and drove them out of Afghanistan; and virtually every country in the world other than a few militantly Islamist or very primitive states united in a vast system of information exchange and paramilitary cooperation.     Those who remember 9/11 well will remember the widespread speculation and the noisy threats of terrorist spokespeople to the effect that this was merely the introduction of an endless series of massive terrorist assaults upon the West. Of course, there have been some such assaults, although very few recently and some of them were very deadly—though none as horrible or spectacular as the 9/11 attacks 20 years ago. We must not be so depressed and scandalized by the shameful end of the NATO presence in Afghanistan, at the instigation of the current U.S. president, that we fail to recognize the very thorough and almost leak-proof protection that the antiterrorist forces of the Western Alliance and its affiliates, such as Israel and Japan, have given the civil population of the West and its allies these 20 years.                     The disorderly withdrawal from Afghanistan has been an appalling fiasco but the West was certainly not militarily defeated. The American government decided, as the Soviet Union decided in the 1980's and the British Empire decided in the middle of the 19th century, that Afghanistan had few resources, was primitive, landlocked, and terribly inhospitable, had practically no strategic value and was accordingly not worth the military effort to maintain control of the urban areas as NATO was doing with only about 10,000 members of its Armed Forces until a month ago. There is room to dispute this judgment, and I don't agree with it myself, but it was a public relations and not a military defeat. The effect of this withdrawal will be to test whether the Islamist terrorist forces wish to use Afghanistan again as the launching place for their criminal violence or not. If they do, obviously, Afghanistan will be attacked again and probably with much greater violence than it was 20 years ago. Afghanistan has been regarded as rich only in heroin, but the theory has recently arisen that it is rich in rare earths as well.  It sounds like Marxist Herbert Marcuse's theory that the U.S. was in Vietnam because of the oil (which still has not been discovered). In any case, if China wants to plunge into mineral exploration in Afghanistan and add it to its famous Belt and Road, it is welcome to it.     Terrorism isn't really war: it isn't an effort of one sovereign authority to try to overcome and defeat another. It is an attempt by people who possess no sovereign authority, no legitimacy whatever, to strike at innocent people with such violence that it produces sketchily outlined concessions from legitimate sovereign countries. It has been successful only when it has been the advance activity of ultimately successful revolutionary movements within certain countries. It is conceivable that it could undermine and heavily influence, as it has in the last 20 years, some countries highly susceptible to militant Islam. But even those countries will not explicitly adopt terrorist techniques because the retaliation from the states they attacked would be so overwhelming, it would completely over-power the small number of fanatics and programmed idiots who want to die for their cause.     The terrible events of 20 years ago and their sequels have not threatened our civilization as Nazism and Soviet communism did: Great Powers armed to the teeth and led by satanic dictators. Terrorism horrifies all decent people and kills a comparatively small number, but as an instrument of advancement of the cause in which it is inflicted, terrorism is a failure. The West's error, and it was the mistake of George W. Bush, was to try to eradicate terrorism and war by promoting democracy. This required nation-building so profound that there were not the time or the resources to complete it effectively in the barren soil of primitive and undemocratic societies. And it failed to provide for the democratic selection of anti-democratic political movements: Hamas in Gaza, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and the Iraqi electorate may prefer dictatorship to democracy.     Humiliating debacle though it was, the departure from Afghanistan does represent a withdrawal by the West from an overextended position, and an opportunity for the principal Muslim terrorist organizations to try more conventional and less sociopathic methods of advancing their cause. It is obvious that there will be no toleration, anywhere in the West, or by China and Russia (pending Russia taking its rightful place as a western country) for terrorism or any of its espoused objectives. The terrorist attacks in New York and Washington 20 years ago were permanently shocking, but as the dramatic beginning of a campaign to shatter Western civilization, they and their sequels have been almost as conspicuous a failure as were Nazi Germany's recourse to aggressive war in 1939 and Imperialist Japan's assault on Pearl Harbor and across the Pacific in 1941.    ..  

Indie Film Hustle® - A Filmmaking Podcast with Alex Ferrari
IFH 499: From Sundance Sleeper Hit To Blockbuster Career with Chris Sparling

Indie Film Hustle® - A Filmmaking Podcast with Alex Ferrari

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 97:25


It's always way fun to have a guest who is also a fan of the show. This week's guest is definitely a member of the tribe. We chatted up pre-interview about some of his favorite IFH podcast episodes and I knew front hen on we were on for a treat. My guest today is award-winning writer, director, and producer, Chris Sparling.Chris has written some of Hollywood's most original and fascinating screenplays like Buried, Greenland, Mercy, Down A Dark Hall, Reincarnate (featuring Leonardo DiCaprio), The Sea of Trees with Matthew McConaughey, etc.One of his latest films, Greenland, which premiered in 2020 started streaming on Amazon prime this February.The disaster thriller film starring Gerard Butler and Morena Baccarin follows a family who must fight for survival as planet-destroying comet races to Earth. Butler's family struggles for survival in the face of a cataclysmic natural disaster as the planet-killing comet races to Earth. John Garrity (Gerard Butler), his estranged wife Allison (Morena Baccarin), and young son Nathan make a perilous journey to their only hope for sanctuary. Amid terrifying news accounts of cities around the world being leveled by the comet's fragments, the Garrity's experience the best and worst in humanity while they battle the increasing panic and lawlessness surrounding them. As the countdown to global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.With its reception and regardless of the COVID 19 Pandemic, the film grossed $52.3 million at the Box Office and was announced that the sequel, Greenland: Migration is already in the works. The continuation of the story will center around the Garritys' journey across a frozen European wasteland to find a new home. STX has already acquired the worldwide distribution rights for the film at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival for the sequel with a $65 million budget.Chris's path to becoming a renowned Hollywood blockbuster writer begun on the actor's path. He was inspired to take up writing after the 1997 hit psychological drama film, Goodwill Hunting which was directed by Gus Van Sant and starred Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and others.He left Los Angeles on a home (Rhodes Island) bound to recalibrate and focus on completing college and writing because it was a challenge juggling that and acting auditions. After completing college, Sparling returned to Los Angeles. With no connections or leads, he returned to Rhodes Island with the plan to make a movie of one of the many scripts he had written by then. Though he had no formal film production experience at this point, Sparling wrote, directed, and produced An Uzi at the Alamo which is about a young writer in search of his identity, pledges to his dysfunctional family that he will commit suicide on his 25th birthday. As the fateful day approaches, he stumbles upon love and a new sense of self. Fearing family humiliation if he backs out of his pledge, he prepares for his last birthday with the feigned support of his family.Of course, the film did not do well, but this is when things became interesting for Chris's writing career. He dusted up and sent out about one hundred specs to studios, managers, producers, literally anyone he could contact. He received back, only three responses and one of which was from a manager who became his manager and still is till this day. That was his first open door.When I saw the trailer for Chris's 2010 film, Buried, and the success of it, as an independent filmmaker, I was in awe and slightly jealous of how easy (cost, and production-wise), revolutionary the film is. Buried is a brilliantly twisted suspense and original screenplay that is a nightmare for claustrophobes. Sparling found mainstream success when his feature-length screenplay Buried was purchased by producer Peter Safran starring Ryan Reynolds. Ryan plays Paul, an Iraq-based American civilian truck drive. After an attack by a group of Iraqis, he Wakes up groggy in pitch darkness, to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter, flask, flashlight, knife, glowsticks, pen, pencil, and a mobile phone. It's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap. He is left to rely on his cell phone to contact the outside world. But the outside world proves not to be very helpful at finding a man buried in a box in the middle of the Iraqi desert. Paul must rely on his best resource--himself.The film premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and was sold to Lionsgate Films. Buried was shown at several major European and North American film festivals. It was nominated for and won a plethora of European films awards because it was produced in Barcelona by Barcelona-based Versus Entertainment, in association with The Safran Company and Dark Trick Films. Some of the awards included the Goya Award, for Best Original Screenplay, a Gaudi Award in the same category, and the best European feature film of the year award at the Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival in September 2010. This $2 million budget indie film made a gross splash of $21.3 million worldwide. Sparling had an immediate success from Buried; between the script going out in March of 2009 and the movie premiering at Sundance in 2010, and he suddenly needed an agent, an attorney, and everything legit in between. Intrusion, Sparling's latest film will be streaming on Netflix in just one week (September 22, 2021), starring Freida Pinto and Logan Marshall-Green. It is about a husband and wife who move to a small town. A deadly home invasion leaves the wife traumatized and suspicious that those around her might not be who they seem. Even though it was self-defense, it was still a homicide. However, it turns out that the home invasion was not a one-off, and there are many other missing person cases in which the invaders may be involved. Meera falls into a rabbit hole as she takes it upon herself to find out the truth.Enjoy my entertaining conversation with Chris Sparling.

Outlook
Escaping after an IS massacre

Outlook

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 22:49


Ali Hussein Kadhim was a new Iraqi army recruit when the Islamic State group first emerged. As the militants approached, he and thousand of other unarmed cadets fled their base in Tikrit, but they were captured and taken for execution. Miraculously, Ali survived, but he was left stuck in enemy territory and needed help. Ali spoke to Outlook's Mobeen Azhar, and his story contains strong descriptions of violence. Photo: Ali Hussein Kadhim, taken from the documentary Once Upon a Time in Iraq Credit: BBC Get in touch: outlook@bbc.com

Trumpet Hour
#627: Week in Review: Fallout From Afghanistan Defeat Begins, and Much More

Trumpet Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 57:13


After ending its military presence in Afghanistan, America wants to put that nation out of mind. But a strengthened Taliban has many weapons to continue to weaken America, including extracting ransom money from the U.S. to fund more terrorist activity. Europe considers America's retreat as firm evidence of the need to increase its military capability and cooperation, and it is taking active steps to strengthen its collective defense. America's military and civilian leaders are taking extreme measures to purge “extremism” from the armed forces—defined as Trump supporters, anti-vaxxers and others who disagree with the radical left. We also talk about Iraqi fears that America will flee from their country, the quiet military advances Japan made in the Afghan withdrawal, wild political developments as Germany prepares for elections in a few weeks, more Chinese belligerence in the South China Sea, and the devastation of Hurricane Ida. Links [00:40] Strengthened Taliban (8 minutes) “Why We Cannot Win the War Against Terrorism” [08:23] Europe Militarizes (8 minutes) TRENDS: “Why the Trumpet Watches Europe's Push for a Unified Military” Who or What Is the Prophetic Beast? “A Milestone in European Defense: Franco-German Air Transport Squadron Takes Flight” “Afghanistan Is Awakening Europe's Military Spirit” [16:24] Japan's Military Advances (6 minutes) TRENDS: “Why the Trumpet Watches Japan's March Toward Militarism” [22:45] America's Military Purge (11 minutes) “America's Coming Civil War” “How Afghanistan Could Help Donald Trump Regain the Presidency” [34:10] Iraq Braces for America's Withdrawal (5 minutes) The King of the South [39:04] German Elections (6 minutes) “The Election That Shook Germany” A Strong German Leader Is Imminent [44:57] China in South China Sea (7 minutes) “Where Is the China-America Clash Leading?” [51:39] Hurricane Ida (5 minutes) Why 'Natural' Disasters?

The John Batchelor Show
1623: Lessons learned from Iraq not heeded in Afghanistan. Bradley Bowman @FDD

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 11:40


Photo:  Iraqi soldiers sit on a Humvee and maintain security Bradley Bowman @FDD Lessons learned from Iraq not heeded in Afghanistan https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/bidens-catastrophe https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2021/08/20/bidens-catastrophe/

Optimal Finance Daily
1627: Dear Dad Why Did You Let Debt Kill You by Jeff Rose of Good Financial Cents on Developing A Proper Financial Plan

Optimal Finance Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 9:00


Jeff Rose talks about the impact that debt has on stress and health. Episode 1627: Dear Dad Why Did You Let Debt Kill You by Jeff Rose of Good Financial Cents on Developing A Proper Financial Plan Jeff Rose, CFP® is a Certified Financial Planner™, founder of Good Financial Cents, and author of the personal finance book Soldier of Finance. Jeff is an Iraqi combat veteran and served 9 years in the Army National Guard. His work is regularly featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Inc.com and Entrepreneur. The original post is located here: https://www.goodfinancialcents.com/dear-dad-why-did-you-let-debt-kill-you/ Stream live TV from over 100 channels that you love, contract free. Go to fubotv.com/optimal for 15% off your first month and a free trial. Please Rate & Review the Show! Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com and in The O.L.D. Facebook Group Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts and join our online community: OLDPodcast.com/group Interested in advertising on the show? https://www.advertisecast.com/OptimalFinanceDaily

The John Batchelor Show
1618: David Grantham #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview, April 5, 2021.

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 41:20


Photo:  A damaged building in Kuwait City after the Iraqi withdrawal during Operation Desert Storm . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow David Grantham #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview, April 5, 2021. Consequences: An Intelligence Officer's War; Paperback – November 11, 2020. by David Grantham  (Author) https://www.amazon.com/Consequences-Intelligence-Officers-David-Grantham/dp/098440631X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= “Very little has been written on the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations efforts in the global war on terror. Consequences by David Grantham provides a unique and fascinating window into the nuts and bolts of OSI counterintelligence operations. You won't be disappointed.”– Fred Burton, author of Beirut Rules: The Murder of a CIA Station Chief and Hezbollah's War Against America    In 2020, ISIS followers are being encouraged to use COVID-19 to sicken Westerners. An ISIS supporter attacked a Naval base in Corpus Christi, Texas. Iran and the United States exchanged blows in Iraq. We are still living in the long shadow of the Iraq War. In 2006, David Grantham was fresh out of college and serving as a counterintelligence officer with the elite and secretive Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Iraq was veering toward civil war. The U.S. military desperately needed better on-the-ground intelligence to turn the tide. Grantham found himself in Kuwait and Afghanistan, then at Iraq's infamous American prison, Camp Bucca. Not only was Bucca the breeding ground for the Islamic State, it was in southern Iraq, where America's deadly fight with Iran was an open secret. Consequences is both a riveting, behind-the-scenes look at intelligence operations at the height of the Iraq war, and a charming and sobering story of one man's journey through the pleasures and consequences that come with wartime intelligence.

Consider This from NPR
The Desperate Effort To Get Afghan Allies To Safety

Consider This from NPR

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 13:41


As many as 100,000 Afghans — those who worked with the U.S. military over the years, and their families — are trying to get out of the country. But access to the Kabul airport is controlled by the Taliban, and the American military says evacuating American citizens is its 'first priority.' Among the Afghans trying to flee are those who've applied for or been granted a Special Immigrant VISA. James Miervaldis, chairman of No One Left Behind — which helps Afghan and Iraqi interpreters resettle in the U.S. — tells NPR the process has been frustratingly slow. For Afghans and the families who do make it out, those who wind up in the United States will be offered help from organizations like the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service. Krish O'Mara Vignarajah, the group's president and CEO, tells NPR how the resettlement process unfolds. This episode also features stories from family members of Afghan refugees already living in the U.S., which which first aired on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, with production from Hiba Ahmad and Ed McNulty. Correspondent Eleanor Beardsley in Paris reported on Afghan refugees in France. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

Trumpcast
What Next: The Afghans Who Couldn't Get Out

Trumpcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 29:29


The rapid collapse of the Afghan government has left tens of thousands of people struggling to leave their country. Afghans who helped U.S. forces were promised a life in the states, but many of them have been mired in paperwork as they try to obtain their visas. What hope do they have now that they'll be able to leave before an expected Taliban crackdown? Guest: Ahmadullah Sediqi of No One Left Behind, a group trying to secure visas for Afghan and Iraqi interpreters who worked for the U.S.  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you'll be supporting the work we do here on What Next. Sign up now at slate.com/whatnextplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sharon Says So
12. Waging Peace with Diana Oestreich

Sharon Says So

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 32:30


In this episode, Sharon is joined by bestselling author, former combat medic and fellow-Minnesotan Diana Oestreich. After being deployed to Iraq immediately following the 9/11 attacks, Diana faced the horrors of war and some of the most difficult moral decisions anyone could possibly imagine. However, after she was shown a heartwarming act of kindness and trust by an Iraqi woman, Diana's life was changed forever. Her new mission: to bring humanity to an inhumane war. Upon returning home, Diana continued her mission of unconditional love and self-sacrifice in her own community. Diana and Sharon discuss the importance of loving and showing up for all people in-need regardless of their lifestyle, religion, political standing or race. In this moving and heartfelt episode, Sharon and Diana uncover exactly how we can grow into fiercely kind and unshakably good humans. For more information on this episode including all resources and links discussed go to https://www.sharonmcmahon.com/podcast