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The Spear
Preparing to Evade

The Spear

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 52:17


In 2011, Todd Angstman and his Special Forces team deployed to Gao, Mali, to provide training and assistance to the Malian Armed Forces. Gao was an important city, the hub of trans-Saharan trade, and had a combined arms task force deployed there, working with Angstman's Green Berets. The Arab Spring and subsequent uprising in Libya led to a decrease in security across northern Mali as displaced Tuareg tribesmen entered Mali. What was supposed to be a simple training mission took on more ominous tone as instability threatened the team. In this episode, Angstman recounts a fascinating tale of having to prepare for the worst-case scenario.

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 01.17.22

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 56:03


America's Obsession with Illusion Richard Gale and Gary Null PhD Progressive Radio Network, January 14, 2022 “He who despises his own life is soon master of others” – English proverb For the vast majority of Americans, the past year has been the most challenging in their lives – certainly for young adults. However, not everyone has been suffering equally. The nation's health or illness is not uniform. Much of our suffering is dependent upon the institutionalization and negligence of previous injustices, the loss of social equanimity, economic heedlessness, and our leaders' unmitigated greed and pursuit of power. Nor is everyone adversely affected by the shifts underway in the imaginations of the political and ideological universes. The transnational class of corporate and banking elites, for example, has little motivation to respect or contribute to national boundaries and interests. They perceive themselves as global actors. For the generals and captains of neoliberal globalization, the puppet masters of financial markets, the Covid-19 pandemic only caused annoying disruptions in the quality of their lives. For the remainder, it has been cataclysmic. As we begin 2022 should we not pause and reflect carefully about what we want and don't want as individuals and a nation to secure a sustainable future? A deep and collective introspection into the shared moral principles is called for. It is no longer what we say or profess that has any truth or significance. Rather what we actualize in our daily lives and as a society is going to determine whether the future will be better future or worse. Only our actions can realistically convey the deeper values in the American psyche. Therefore we need to ask ourselves more difficult questions to discover the real moral poverty that defines us as a civilization. Where were the large demonstrations against the trillion-dollar bailout of Wall Street and foreign banks when barely a penny was spent for the average citizen? Where were the demonstrations against home foreclosures and the loss of small family farms?  Debt drenched student aid? Exploitive payday loans and exorbitant credit card fees? There was no outrage against Obama's broken promises on universal healthcare, a platform that helped bring him to the White House. The single-minded attention on the pandemic has cancelled out 2.5 million homeless American children and 46 million adults and children who go hungry daily. Where was a collective voice condemning the hundreds of billion tax dollars to increase the power of the military and intelligence complexes as American cities further collapsed into ghettos? Where were the marches against corporations off-shoring jobs? Why no vocal outrage against the invasions of Libya and Syria, or the US' ongoing support of rogue dictatorships, such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE for crimes against humanity in Yemen? Where are the protests against corporations exploiting slave labor in poor countries such as Bangladesh and Indonesia?  There were no noteworthy protests for any of these issues. And yet these are true existential threats to our very democracy. Bertrand Russell wrote, “one should care about the world they do not see.” Should we not be planning ahead for the future of our children, grandchildren and ourselves instead of being incapacitated by fear? The national popular disinterest in these and other crises foreshadows something on the horizon that does not bode well for most Americans. It is a simple principle to understand; yet so subtle it will likely go unnoticed until everyone is individually and collectively affected. It is the utter lack of balance within the nation's body politick, and across the media that spoon feeds us virtual images of a faux theatrical play, the illusory icons on our minds' monitor screens, that shape our perceptions of reality. This is how control is exerted over our thoughts, speech and actions. In fact, it is only after people exercise their thoughts independently, with the certain belief that they have actual self-control over their lives, that they can arrive at the realization that their perceptions may be largely distorted. Throughout America's history there has been a system of three federal branches to assure there is a platform for checks and balances as well as a structure to contain the tensions between them. That system now is being rapidly challenged and eroded. Now the middle of the road Democrats officially control the White House and both legislative bodies. We will see what awaits us. There is also what is commonly referred to as the “fourth estate,” the powers of the press and news media that control the framing of the political narrative and partisan issues. In the past, the media was expected to hold the government accountable by exposing its conflicts of interest that endanger the public, its misdemeanors, and systemic corruption. This too is in decay as the media has been fully captured by corporate interests and now aligns itself politically and ideologically with the new political elite determined to reshape democracy and launch a new reset that will dramatically infringe on individual rights and liberties. Finally, there is the growing influence of a fourth branch of government, the corpocracy and its private interests. We might also include the US intelligence community that increasingly operates independently from executive and legislative oversight. Together we can witness this loose cabal of seemingly independent entities, working simultaneously in consortium and in opposition to each other, propelling us towards a future tsunami of greater polarization and immense social disruption. Earlier generations were not threatened by the telecommunication and technological giants, such as Google, Facebook and Amazon. Clinton's Communications Decency Act of 1996, despite its well-meaning intentions to protect free speech, was otherwise destructively naïve. At that time it was sensible; however, that was before the advent of the social media that now dominates our lives and shapes political discourse. Silicon Valley has become a force far more powerful than the lobbyists on K Street to ensure that corporate Democrats are raised to a position of absolute power. Yet the problem would be equally threatening if it were the corporate and radicalized GOP in power. The centrist Democratic left, lulled in a passivity that “it can't happen here,” is every bit as dangerous and delusional as the Republican far-right's paranoia over conspiracies squatting behind every nook and cranny. A moderate centrist right no longer exists as it has now exited reality like a herd of lemmings to follow Trump phenomena over a phantasmagoric cliff. The more important question to contemplate is how this will impact yourself and average citizens. What happens elsewhere around the world can no longer be viewed in isolation. Globalization is perhaps the most holistic phenomena within the matrix of financial capital movements and post-modern social restructuring. China has the means to socially control most of its population, especially in urban areas. On the other hand, China would be unable to succeed in this endeavor without the direct assistance, trade and technological development of Silicon Valley and the private innovators of intelligence and surveillance applied science. China has already launched social scoring, a nefarious means to reward and penalize public activity. If a person protests the lack of personal freedom, democratic values and free speech, his or her social score decreases. And through digital networks, authorities can monitor and identify every Chinese citizen's movements. All of this technology is ready for launch in the US and other developed nations. However, rather than social scoring, it is block chain, the digital database that gathers any information it is programmed for. Block chain has already been employed for almost a decade. At this moment the federal government and individual states are blindly over-reacting to Covid's health threats, the climate and environment, and the collapse of social cohesion. These threats are eliciting government mandates, such as vaccination. A Biden federal vaccine mandate would overrule individual state laws. The fact that this is being publicly stated should quell many conspiratorial theories. It is part of a more comprehensive and long-term agenda for expanding government social control under the pretense and propaganda of keeping Americans safe under the banner of national security. New laws are under construction that would redefine hate speech. Censorship of free speech for criticizing official narratives and policies to tackle the pandemic are being enforced. Any criticism towards the failures of the Covid-19 vaccines is redefined as threats to public health. People raising such critiques may eventually find their names on domestic terrorist lists. This scenario is not beyond the imagination. Wikileaks revealed that environmental, animal protection, and human rights groups have been labeled as domestic terrorist organizations. Guilt by association laws, for example buried in Obama's National Defense Authorization Act, are in place. Expanding a law's scope is far easier than erasing it from the books. Consequently, it is not unlikely that these laws may eventually widen to include charges of subversion based solely on the emails you read, the videos you watch or the broadcasts you listen to. This would inevitably lead to the death toll for any residue of integrity in journalism. Silicon Valley's collusion with the government has canceled the voices of some of our best investigative journalists, such as Chris Hedges, Sharyl Attkinsson, Glenn Greenwald, Max Blumenthal and Craig Murray. These are only a few of many examples. The new unstated law is that original investigation must support the official narrative, otherwise it will be prohibited from accessible public view. We may recall that under the second Bush administration, the justice department created “free speech zones,” fenced off or confined areas where demonstrators were only permitted to exercise their Constitutional rights of free protest and expression. Today we are only several small amendments away before the right to assemble being banned altogether. Faced with growing condemnation by many nations, the US' hegemony on the world geopolitical arena has waned considerably. Biden's administration and its return to neocon foreign against Russia and China and neoliberal market policies will likely make every effort to regain the dominance it lost during the past four years. What has vanished in the US' former full spectrum dominance over the geopolitical landscape is now being inverted to strengthen federal hegemonic reign over the American population. Finally, we need to awaken to modern technologies' remarkable sophistication and its certain threats to the health of our societies, and even to our definition of being human. Sadly, this is an industry each of us has been complicit in advancing. Coining a term by one of the planet's most important and forgotten 20th century prophetic voices, the Trappist monk Father Thomas Merton, we are facing a great Unspeakable, a spiritual crisis contributing to the existential vacuity of modern American culture. Few are aware that in his 1964 collection of meditations, Seeds of Destruction, Merton predicted that the civil rights movement would confront a catastrophic impasse and may find itself without leadership. Four years later, Martin Luther King Jr, who Merton had a deep correspondence with, was assassinated. Merton would die suddenly later that same year under very mysterious circumstances in Thailand. Another way to describe the Unspeakable is criminal Sovereignty, with a capital S, to convey its almost numinous qualities. If alive today, Merton would look upon both the extreme right and left as mere expressions of the meaninglessness of American life manifesting as a turbulent ocean of afflictive emotions and thoughts. Instead of technology serving the needs of humanity, Americans are being increasingly conditioned to willingly bow as slaves to technology. The public, Somerset Maugham warned, “are easily disillusioned then they are angry or it was the illusion they loved.” The Unspeakable's unspoken mantra is: technology must progress regardless of how many people fall destitute, jobless, debt ridden and physically ill with only suicide as a recourse to escape. “American democracy today,” Merton observed over 55 years ago, “is just cheap pressed wood fiber, cardboard and spray paint.” Consequently, the elite sitting in the global control tower view the Great Reset's technological regime as preferable to democracy's kabuki theater. Advanced surveillance, artificial intelligence, intelligent robotics, transhumanism, a 5G internet of everything, genetic engineering, and weather modification should be our guiding avatars. The solutions, he would argue, can no longer be found in civil discourse or the rights of human beings gathering in assembly. For the ruling elite, the masses are blind sheep wandering in search of a shepherd. This is what author Ronald Wright called the “progress trap” – progress' unending efforts to feed technology's hunger to devour natural and human capital, interest free. And the mainstream press and news media, in its' malady of cognitive dissonance, serves as its unreflective cheerleader for our march towards civilizational collapse. Merton was keenly aware of technology's dangers to social stability. In a 1967 letter he took aim at the “universal myth that technology infallibly makes everything in every way better for everybody. It does not.” However, Merton was by no means a Luddite. “Technology could indeed make a better world for millions of human beings,” he wrote. Yet there remained the nightmare of technology transforming the world into a “more collectivist, cybernated mass culture.” Decades before the first desktop, Merton foresaw a complete fragmentation of the nation's moral and spiritual fabric when people will begin basing all of their political and ethical decisions on computers. Prophetically he wrote to a friend, “just wait until they start philosophizing with computers!” That was 1967. He even foresaw technology becoming a means to elevate the slaves of technology's false self, to satisfy narcissistic appetites for admiration and status. In other words, the woke social media. “The greatest need of our time,” Merton wrote in his Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander, “is to clean out the enormous mass of mental and emotional rubbish that clutters our minds and makes all political and social life a mass illness. Without this housecleaning we cannot begin to see. Unless we see we cannot think. The purification must begin with the mass media.” For this reason we urgently need to penetrate the illusions of propaganda and popular falsehoods, across the entire political spectrum as well the self-appointed pontificating Pharisees who are ushering a new socio-economic era where endless technological innovation has precedence over human lives. Despite its newness, it has also been clearly predictable. No doubt, if Orwell were penning his great novel today, the emergence of this new American era we are witnessing would not be fiction.

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 01.14.22

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 58:33


America's Obsession with Illusion Richard Gale and Gary Null PhD Progressive Radio Network, January 14, 2022   “He who despises his own life is soon master of others” – English proverb   For the vast majority of Americans, the past year has been the most challenging in their lives – certainly for young adults. However, not everyone has been suffering equally. The nation's health or illness is not uniform. Much of our suffering is dependent upon the institutionalization and negligence of previous injustices, the loss of social equanimity, economic heedlessness, and our leaders' unmitigated greed and pursuit of power.  Nor is everyone adversely affected by the shifts underway in the imaginations of the political and ideological universes. The transnational class of corporate and banking elites, for example, has little motivation to respect or contribute to national boundaries and interests. They perceive themselves as global actors. For the generals and captains of neoliberal globalization, the puppet masters of financial markets, the Covid-19 pandemic only caused annoying disruptions in the quality of their lives. For the remainder, it has been cataclysmic.   As we begin 2022 should we not pause and reflect carefully about what we want as and don't want as individuals and a nation for securing a sustainable future? Fundamental is a deep introspection into the common and moral principles we are living today. It is not what we say or profess, but what we actualize in our daily lives and as a collective society that matters. Only our actions can realistically convey the deeper values in the American psyche.    Therefore we need to ask ourselves more difficult questions to discover the real moral poverty that defines us as a civilization. Where were the large demonstrations against the trillion-dollar bailout of Wall Street and foreign banks when barely a penny for the average citizen was spent? Where were the demonstrations against home foreclosures and the loss of small family farms?  Debt drenched student aid? Exploitive payday loans and exorbitant credit card fees. There were no protests against Obama's broken promises on universal healthcare. The single-minded attention on the pandemic has cancelled out 2.5 million homeless American children and 46 million adults and children who go daily. Where was a collective voice condemning the hundreds of billion tax dollars to increase the power of the military and intelligence complexes as American cities further collapsed into ghettos? Where were the marches against corporations off-shoring jobs. Why no vocal outrage against Obama's invasions of Libya and Syria, or the US ongoing support of rogue dictatorships, such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE, for crimes against humanity in Yemen. Where are the protests against corporations exploiting slave labor in poor countries such as Bangladesh and Indonesia.  There were no noteworthy protests for any of these issues. And yet these are true existential threats to our very democracy. Bertrand Russell wrote, “one should care about the world they do not see.” Should we not therefore be planning ahead for the future of our children, grandchildren and ourselves instead of being incapacitated by fear.   The national popular disinterest in these and other crises forebodes something on the horizon that does not bode well for most Americans. It is a simple principle to understand; yet so subtle it will likely go unnoticed until everyone is individually and collectively affected. It is the utter lack of balance within the nation's body politick, and across the media that spoon feeds us virtual images of a faux theatrical play, the illusory icons on our minds' monitor screens, that shape our perceptions of reality. This is how control is exerted over our thoughts, speech and actions. In fact, it is only after people exercise their thoughts independently, with the certain belief that they have actual self-control over their lives, that they arrive at the realization that their perceptions may be largely distorted.   Throughout America's history there has been a system of three federal branches to assure there is a platform for checks and balances as well as a structure to contain the tensions between them. That system now is being rapidly challenged and eroded. Now the middle of the road Democrats officially control the White House and both legislative bodies. We will see what awaits us.   There is also what is commonly referred to as the “fourth estate,” the powers of the press and news media that control the framing of the political narrative and partisan issues. In the past, the media was expected to hold the government accountable by exposing its conflicts of interest that endanger the public, its misdemeanors, and systemic corruption. This too is in decay as the media has been fully captured by corporate interests and now aligns itself politically and ideologically with the new political elite determined to reshape democracy and launch a new reset that will dramatically infringe on individual rights and liberties.   Finally, there is the growing influence of a fourth branch of government, the corpocracy and its private interests. We might also include the US intelligence community that increasingly operates independently from executive and legislative oversight.   Together we can witness this loose cabal of seemingly independent entities, working simultaneously in consortium and in opposition to each other, propelling us towards a future tsunami of greater polarization and immense social disruption.   Earlier generations were not threatened by the telecommunication and technological giants, such as Google, Facebook and Amazon. Clinton's Communications Decency Act of 1996, despite its well-meaning intentions to protect free speech, was otherwise destructively naïve. At that time it was sensible; however, that was before the advent of the social media that now dominates our lives and shapes political discourse. Silicon Valley has become a force far more powerful than the lobbyists on K Street to ensure that corporate Democrats are raised to a position of absolute power. Yet the problem would be equally threatening if it were the corporate and radicalized GOP in power.   The centrist Democratic left, lulled in a passivity that “it can't happen here,” is every bit as dangerous and delusional as the Republican far-right's paranoia over conspiracies squatting behind every nook and cranny. A moderate centrist right no longer exists as it has now exited reality like a herd of lemmings to follow Trump phenomena over a phantasmagoric cliff.   The more important question to contemplate is how this will impact yourself and average citizens. What happens elsewhere around the world can no longer be viewed in isolation. Globalization is perhaps the most holistic phenomena within the matrix of financial capital movements and post-modern social restructuring. China has the means to socially control most of its population, especially in urban areas. On the other hand, China would be unable to succeed in this endeavor without the direct assistance, trade and technological development of Silicon Valley and the private innovators of intelligence and surveillance applied science. China has already launched social scoring, a nefarious means to reward and penalize public activity. If a person protests the lack of personal freedom, democratic values and free speech, his or her social score decreases. And through digital networks, authorities can monitor and identify every Chinese citizen's movements. All of this technology is ready for launch in the US and other developed nations. However, rather than social scoring, it is block chain, the digital database that gathers any information it is programmed for. Block chain has already been employed for almost a decade.    At this moment the federal government and individual states are blindly over-reacting to Covid's health threats, the climate and environment, and the collapse of social cohesion. These threats are eliciting government mandates, such as vaccination. A Biden federal vaccine mandate would overrule individual state laws. The fact that this is being publicly stated should quell many conspiratorial theories. It is part of a more comprehensive and long-term agenda for expanding government social control under the pretense and propaganda of keeping Americans safe under the banner of national security.   New laws are under construction that would redefine hate speech. Censorship of free speech for criticizing official narratives and policies to tackle the pandemic are being enforced. Any criticism towards the failures of the Covid-19 vaccines is redefined as threats to public health. People raising such critiques may eventually find their names on domestic terrorist lists. This scenario is not beyond the imagination. Wikileaks revealed that environmental, animal protection, and human rights groups have been labeled as domestic terrorist organizations. Guilt by association laws, for example buried in Obama's National Defense Authorization Act, are in place. Expanding a law's scope is far easier than erasing it from the books. Consequently, it is not unlikely that these laws may eventually widen to include charges of subversion based solely on the emails you read, the videos you watch or the broadcasts you listen to. This would inevitably lead to the death toll for any residue of integrity in journalism. Silicon Valley's collusion with the government has canceled the voices of some of our best investigative journalists, such as Chris Hedges, Sharyl Attkinsson, Glenn Greenwald, Max Blumenthal and Craig Murray. These are only a few of many examples. The new unstated law is that original investigation must support the official narrative, otherwise it will be prohibited from accessible public view.    We may recall that under the second Bush administration, the justice department created “free speech zones,” fenced off or confined areas where demonstrators were only permitted to exercise their Constitutional rights of free protest and expression. Today we are only several small amendments away before the right to assemble being banned altogether.   Faced with growing condemnation by many nations, the US' hegemony on the world geopolitical arena has waned considerably. Biden's administration and its return to neocon foreign against Russia and China and neoliberal market policies will likely make every effort to regain the dominance it lost during the past four years. What has vanished in the US' former full spectrum dominance over the geopolitical landscape is now being inverted to strengthen federal hegemonic reign over the American population.   Finally, we need to awaken to modern technologies' remarkable sophistication and its certain threats to the health of our societies, and even to our definition of being human. Sadly, this is an industry each of us has been complicit in advancing. Coining a term by one of the planet's most important and forgotten 20th century prophetic voices, the Trappist monk Father Thomas Merton, we are facing a great Unspeakable, a spiritual crisis contributing to the existential vacuity of modern American culture. Few are aware that in his 1964 collection of meditations, Seeds of Destruction, Merton predicted that the civil rights movement would confront a catastrophic impasse and may find itself without leadership. Four years later, Martin Luther King Jr, who Merton had a deep correspondence with, was assassinated. Merton would die suddenly later that same year under very mysterious circumstances in Thailand.   Another way to describe the Unspeakable is criminal Sovereignty, with a capital S, to convey its almost numinous qualities. If alive today, Merton would look upon both the extreme right and left as mere expressions of the meaninglessness of American life manifesting as a turbulent ocean of afflictive emotions and thoughts. Instead of technology serving the needs of humanity, Americans are being increasingly conditioned to willingly bow as slaves to technology. The public, Somerset Maugham warned, “are easily disillusioned then they are angry or it was the illusion they loved.” The Unspeakable's unspoken mantra is: technology must progress regardless of how many people fall destitute, jobless, debt ridden and physically ill with only suicide as a recourse to escape. “American democracy today,” Merton observed over 55 years ago, “is just cheap pressed wood fiber, cardboard and spray paint.” Consequently, the elite sitting in the global control tower view the Great Reset's technological regime as preferable to democracy's kabuki theater. Advanced surveillance, artificial intelligence, intelligent robotics, transhumanism, a 5G internet of everything, genetic engineering, and weather modification should be our guiding avatars. The solutions, he would argue, can no longer be found in civil discourse or the rights of human beings gathering in assembly. For the ruling elite, the masses are blind sheep wandering in search of a shepherd. This is what author Ronald Wright called the “progress trap” – progress' unending efforts to feed technology's hunger to devour natural and human capital, interest free. And the mainstream press and news media, in its' malady of cognitive dissonance, serves as its unreflective cheerleader for our march towards civilizational collapse.    Merton was keenly aware of technology's dangers to social stability. In a 1967 letter he took aim at the “universal myth that technology infallibly makes everything in every way better for everybody. It does not.” However, Merton was by no means a Luddite. “Technology could indeed make a better world for millions of human beings,” he wrote. Yet there remained the nightmare of technology transforming the world into a “more collectivist, cybernated mass culture.” Decades before the first desktop, Merton foresaw a complete fragmentation of the nation's moral and spiritual fabric when people will begin basing all of their political and ethical decisions on computers. Prophetically he wrote to a friend, “just wait until they start philosophizing with computers!” That was 1967. He even foresaw technology becoming a means to elevate the slaves of technology's false self, to satisfy narcissistic appetites for admiration and status. In other words, the woke social media.   “The greatest need of our time,” Merton wrote in his Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander, “is to clean out the enormous mass of mental and emotional rubbish that clutters our minds and makes all political and social life a mass illness. Without this housecleaning we cannot begin to see. Unless we see we cannot think. The purification must begin with the mass media.”   For this reason we urgently need to penetrate the illusions of propaganda and popular falsehoods, across the entire political spectrum as well the self-appointed pontificating Pharisees who are ushering a new socio-economic era where endless technological innovation has precedence over human lives. Despite its newness, it has also been clearly predictable. No doubt, if Orwell were penning his great novel today, the emergence of this new American era we are witnessing would not be fiction.

Da Miri Podcast
101: الزبدة | كيف سنعيش معا مع محمد خالد الغويل

Da Miri Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 8:38


 اليوم حنشارككم بمقتطف من حواري مع محمد خالد الغويل,  مرشح لرئاسة حكومة الوحدة الوطنية، مهندس مدني، ومخطط استراتيجي. في المقتطف هذا ركز السيد محمد على سؤال  في نظره يعتمد عليه مستقبل ليبيا.  وهو السؤال: كيف سنعيش معاً؟  واللي يجب يفكر فيه ويجاوب عليه كل الليبيين بعد كل المشاكل اللي صارت ما بينهم على مر السنوات. الزبدة هذي من الحلقة رقم 60 وتقدر تسمعها كاملةيمكنك/ي الأن مشاهدتي والاشترك الى قناتي على YouTube!تابعني على الانستجرام و التويتر لآخر اخبار داميريلدعم/ي داميري:https://www.patreon.com/telmeriللاشتراك في البريد الاسبوعي اضغط سبسكرايب في الموقع:https://www.tariqelmeri.com

The Opperman Report
James & JoAnne Moriarty : Libya Overthrow

The Opperman Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 122:29


James & JoAnne Moriarty : Libya We were business people doing business in Libya since 2007 January. We made a unique enzyme that rejuvenates oil wells and cleans up sludge pits, cleans out pipelines and tanks and does a whole lot of neat things to oil. We booked a huge amount of business in Libya from 2007 to 2011: 5 billion dollars worth of our product. We signed a JV with the Social Security Investment Fund of Janzour near Tripoli, Libya. We actively began to build a production facility to fulfill these contracts for our enzyme when the so called Libyan revolution began in February of 2011 4 years ago #&, #-, #ed, #james, #joanne, #libya, #moriarty, #opperman, #report 2 months ago #james & joanne moriarty : liby Chapters

RT
Going Underground| Ukraine crisis: Why Putin's Russia won't invade, plus upheaval in Kazakhstan

RT

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 27:08


We speak to Prof. Steve Hanke, a former chief advisor to ex-Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and a former senior economist in President Ronald Reagan's Council of Economic Advisors. He discusses the causes of the protests in Kazakhstan that have seen the deaths of over 160 protesters in crackdowns by the government and why inflation is likely not one of them, his time as an advisor to Nazarbayev and his views on economic policies undertaken by successive Kazakh governments, his opposition to US sanctions and why he believes they don't work, and much more. Finally, we speak to Dr. Edward Luttwak, a US military strategist. He discusses the accusations by Bolivia of the US plotting a coup against socialist President Luis Arce, the Ukraine crisis and why an invasion of Ukraine by Russian President Vladimir Putin is unlikely, the 2011 Libya intervention by NATO which ended in disaster, Russia's support for Syria and what it reveals about Putin's modus operandi for geopolitics, and much more!

The John Batchelor Show
Randolph W. Hobler #UNBOUND. The complete, forty-minute interview. Libya and Peace Corps events. December 10, 2021.

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 39:30


Photo: Libyan Girl Scouts 1960s CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Randolph W. Hobler #UNBOUND. The complete forty-minute interview. December 10, 2021. As one former U.S. ambassador states, the book is “…a veritable and precious treasure trove of Libyan history, politics and culture, of the individual experiences of Peace Corps volunteers and an exciting piece of storytelling that rivals any academic enterprise.” 101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya, by  Randolph W. Hobler  Paperback – August 28, 2020  https://www.amazon.com/101-Arabian-Tales-Persevered-Peace/dp/171681166X 101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya is substantially set apart from the over-1,000 published Peace Corps memoirs because they are individual memoirs and this is a unique collective memoir, garnered from in-depth interviews with 101 fellow Libyan returned Peace Corps volunteers. A herculean effort. The story's spine is Hobler's own narrative, anchored to and deftly embroidered with hundreds of other anecdotes. Rather than being a narrow, individual view, this collective sharing provides many rich hues and shades of experiences—hilarious, heartbreaking, insightful, poignant, as well as educational and inspiring. These volunteers were spread out over 900 miles, resulting in an omniscient kaleidoscope of experiences, many of which fall under the category of “you can't make this up” It's an amazingly detailed chronicle of anecdotes, historical perspectives, fun, adventure and hardship. Hobler's breezy, whimsical style is accessible and entertaining, capped off with 220 compelling photographs. “Randy Hobler has written the best memoir of a Peace Corps experience that I have ever read. His amazingly detailed book instantly grips the reader by putting Libya in its properly rich and unique historical perspective.” —Niels Marquardt Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Madagascar and the Union of the Comoros; Peace Corps Volunteer—Zaire and Rwanda The book is available on Amazon. Lulu and other publishing sites. For more information go to www.101arabiantales.com.

Trumpet Hour
#661: Week in Review: Kazakhstan Uprising Opens Opportunity for Putin, and Much More

Trumpet Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 57:09


Kazakhstan has experienced a quite sudden, violent anti-government uprising, but government efforts to appease the public have failed. The president called on Russia for help, and Vladimir Putin rapidly deployed forces that are certain to boost his power in this former Soviet state. Sudan's prime minister resigned, giving into protests against the military-dominated rule and throwing the tumultuous nation into further uncertainty. Germany's new chancellor, Olaf Scholz, is embracing a stronger relationship with China, casting aside concerns over the Asian giant's policies and behavior. We also talk about China's new deal that reveals its plot to virtually take over Latin America, a possible weapons deal between Israel and Morocco, France's president “declaring war” on the unvaccinated, insurance companies reporting a 40 percent jump in premature non-COVID deaths, and Democrats hyperventilating over the January 6 “insurrection” anniversary. Links [00:38] Kazakhstan (10 minutes) “With Kazakhstan in Flames, Russia's Moving In” The Prophesied ‘Prince of Russia' [11:00] Sudan (10 minutes) Libya and Ethiopia in Prophecy [20:29] Germany and China (8 minutes) “The Great ‘Mart of Nations'” VIDEO: “Germany Going Underground” [28:15] January 6 Anniversary (10 minutes) “What Will Happen After Trump Regains Power” [37:55] China in Latin America (5 minutes) “Preparing to Storm America's Castle” [43:10] Israel and Morocco (5 minutes) “Deadly Flaw in Mideast Peace Deals” [48:17] France vs. Unvaccinated (3 minutes) “Macron Declares War on the Unvaccinated ‘to the Bitter End'” “Coronavirus and the Holy Roman Empire” [51:34] Premature Non-COVID Deaths (4 minutes) “America Is Suffering ‘Mass Formation Psychosis'”

Post Corona
How does a war with China start? With Admiral James Stavridis

Post Corona

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 67:00


On this podcast series, and in many other discussions and debates in think tanks and in the media, we often speculate about the likelihood of a kinetic conflict with China – is it inevitable? Or is it highly unlikely? But today we want to consider how a war would actually start, however grim this topic may be. It's often hard to visualize what the trip wires would be. Admiral James Stavridis co-authored an entire book with Elliot Ackerman on the subject. It's called “2034: A Novel of the Next World War”. Admiral James Stavridis is a retired four-star U.S. naval officer. He is currently Vice Chair, Global Affairs and Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, a global investment firm. He is also 12th Chair of Rockefeller Foundation board. Previously he served for five years as the 12th Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He led the NATO Alliance in global operations from 2009 to 2013 as 16th Supreme Allied Commander with responsibility for Afghanistan, Libya, the Balkans, Syria, counter piracy, and cyber security. He also served as Commander of U.S. Southern Command, with responsibility for all military operations in Latin America from 2006-2009. He earned more than 50 medals, including 28 from foreign nations in his 37-year military career. Earlier in his military career he commanded the top ship in the Atlantic Fleet, winning the Battenberg Cup, as well as a squadron of destroyers and a carrier strike group – all in combat. Admiral Stavridis earned a PhD in international relations and has published eleven books and thousands of articles in leading journals around the world. His 2012 TED talk on global security has over one million views. Admiral Stavridis is a contributing editor for TIME Magazine and Chief International Security Analyst for NBC News. You can order his most recent book here: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/2034-elliot-ackerman/1137207434

Da Miri Podcast
100: الزبدة | كلنا نعانو من تاثير بعد الصدمة مع نسرين قدح

Da Miri Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 8:23


 اليوم حنشارككم بمقتطف من حواري مع نسرين قدح, خبيرة في الاتصالات و ريادة الأعمال وادارة جروبات وصفحات التواصل الاجتماعي. في المقتطف هذا ركزت نسرين على معاناتها من حالة اظطراب ما بعد الصدمة ال  PTSD واللي بدت اعراضه لما طلعت من ليبيا وانتقلت لتونس. الزبدة هذي من الحلقة رقم 21 وتقدر تسمعها كاملةيمكنك/ي الأن مشاهدتي والاشترك الى قناتي على YouTube!تابعني على الانستجرام و التويتر لآخر اخبار داميريلدعم/ي داميري:https://www.patreon.com/telmeriللاشتراك في البريد الاسبوعي اضغط سبسكرايب في الموقع:https://www.tariqelmeri.com

Don't Worry About The Government
Ep. 542: Moving To A Manchin On The Hill (Part 2)

Don't Worry About The Government

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 55:44


In the second part of this inadvertent two-parter, Chris receives push back on his “Joe Manchin is going to change Parties” theory from Sean Freeder. Later in the show, Chris makes the case that many of the donors don’t really have an easy political home to go to right now & that Progressive primarily challengers […]

Don't Worry About The Government
Ep. 541: Moving To A Manchin On The Hill (Part 1)

Don't Worry About The Government

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 49:55


In this inadvertent two-parter, Chris is joined by William to discuss Joe Manchin and other things in politics they are generally pessimistic about. Chris makes his case that Manchin’s only path forward in the Senate involves becoming a Republican and that people should take McConnell’s offer of keeping his committee chair very seriously.  Episode 541 […]

On the Middle East with Andrew Parasiliti, an Al-Monitor Podcast
Analyst Hiwa Osman: The United States must fix the escalating crisis between Iraq and Syria's Kurds

On the Middle East with Andrew Parasiliti, an Al-Monitor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 33:08


The Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq has sealed a critical border crossing to the US protected and Kurdish governed zone in northeast Syria over a violent clash between a Syrian Kurdish youth organization and Iraqi Kurdish border forces. The closure has interrupted the flow of aid to the region as northeast Syria grapples with the effects of US sanctions against the Syrian regime, and of the COVID 19 pandemic not mention its worst drought in decadesAnalyst Hiwa Osman explains what is at stake.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

On Mic Podcast
Gregory Hicks: Gemini Employee, Foreign Service -246

On Mic Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 41:23


In our premier episode of 2022, we salute the U.S.foreign service officers who do so much to insure our nation's security. Our guest is former state department official Gregory Hicks who served on many fronts including his pivotal mission in Libya before and during the Benghazi terror attacks in 2012. He reflects on lessons learned following that terrible incident as well as his numerous career highlights working overseas. Greg is currently communications director for Gemini Industries, a private firm working closely with the defense department in bolstering U.S. national security.   Be sure to check out the earlier podcast interview with Gemini Founder Victoria Bondoc. On Air: My Fifty Year Love Affair with Radio,” now available at Amazon. Jordan Rich is Boston's busiest podcaster, appearing on over 500 podcast episodes and currently hosting 20 shows. To connect with him, visit www.chartproductions.com

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan
January 2: Genesis 2; Matthew 2; Ezra 2; Acts 2

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 18:27


With family: Genesis 2; Matthew 2 Genesis 2 (Listen) The Seventh Day, God Rests 2 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2 And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. 3 So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation. The Creation of Man and Woman 4   These are the generations  of the heavens and the earth when they were created,  in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens. 5 When no bush of the field1 was yet in the land2 and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for the LORD God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground, 6 and a mist3 was going up from the land and was watering the whole face of the ground—7 then the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. 8 And the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed. 9 And out of the ground the LORD God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. 10 A river flowed out of Eden to water the garden, and there it divided and became four rivers. 11 The name of the first is the Pishon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12 And the gold of that land is good; bdellium and onyx stone are there. 13 The name of the second river is the Gihon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of Cush. 14 And the name of the third river is the Tigris, which flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates. 15 The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. 16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat4 of it you shall surely die.” 18 Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for5 him.” 19 Now out of the ground the LORD God had formed6 every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. 20 The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam7 there was not found a helper fit for him. 21 So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. 22 And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made8 into a woman and brought her to the man. 23 Then the man said,   “This at last is bone of my bones    and flesh of my flesh;  she shall be called Woman,    because she was taken out of Man.”9 24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. 25 And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed. Footnotes [1] 2:5 Or open country [2] 2:5 Or earth; also verse 6 [3] 2:6 Or spring [4] 2:17 Or when you eat [5] 2:18 Or corresponding to; also verse 20 [6] 2:19 Or And out of the ground the Lord God formed [7] 2:20 Or the man [8] 2:22 Hebrew built [9] 2:23 The Hebrew words for woman (ishshah) and man (ish) sound alike (ESV) Matthew 2 (Listen) The Visit of the Wise Men 2 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men1 from the east came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose2 and have come to worship him.” 3 When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; 4 and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. 5 They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet: 6   “‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,    are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;  for from you shall come a ruler    who will shepherd my people Israel.'” 7 Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared. 8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.” 9 After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. 11 And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. 12 And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way. The Flight to Egypt 13 Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.” 14 And he rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed to Egypt 15 and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet, “Out of Egypt I called my son.” Herod Kills the Children 16 Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the wise men. 17 Then was fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah: 18   “A voice was heard in Ramah,    weeping and loud lamentation,  Rachel weeping for her children;    she refused to be comforted, because they are no more.” The Return to Nazareth 19 But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, 20 saying, “Rise, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the child's life are dead.” 21 And he rose and took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel. 22 But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there, and being warned in a dream he withdrew to the district of Galilee. 23 And he went and lived in a city called Nazareth, so that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled, that he would be called a Nazarene. Footnotes [1] 2:1 Greek magi; also verses 7, 16 [2] 2:2 Or in the east; also verse 9 (ESV) In private: Ezra 2; Acts 2 Ezra 2 (Listen) The Exiles Return 2 Now these were the people of the province who came up out of the captivity of those exiles whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried captive to Babylonia. They returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his own town. 2 They came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah. The number of the men of the people of Israel: 3 the sons of Parosh, 2,172. 4 The sons of Shephatiah, 372. 5 The sons of Arah, 775. 6 The sons of Pahath-moab, namely the sons of Jeshua and Joab, 2,812. 7 The sons of Elam, 1,254. 8 The sons of Zattu, 945. 9 The sons of Zaccai, 760. 10 The sons of Bani, 642. 11 The sons of Bebai, 623. 12 The sons of Azgad, 1,222. 13 The sons of Adonikam, 666. 14 The sons of Bigvai, 2,056. 15 The sons of Adin, 454. 16 The sons of Ater, namely of Hezekiah, 98. 17 The sons of Bezai, 323. 18 The sons of Jorah, 112. 19 The sons of Hashum, 223. 20 The sons of Gibbar, 95. 21 The sons of Bethlehem, 123. 22 The men of Netophah, 56. 23 The men of Anathoth, 128. 24 The sons of Azmaveth, 42. 25 The sons of Kiriath-arim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, 743. 26 The sons of Ramah and Geba, 621. 27 The men of Michmas, 122. 28 The men of Bethel and Ai, 223. 29 The sons of Nebo, 52. 30 The sons of Magbish, 156. 31 The sons of the other Elam, 1,254. 32 The sons of Harim, 320. 33 The sons of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, 725. 34 The sons of Jericho, 345. 35 The sons of Senaah, 3,630. 36 The priests: the sons of Jedaiah, of the house of Jeshua, 973. 37 The sons of Immer, 1,052. 38 The sons of Pashhur, 1,247. 39 The sons of Harim, 1,017. 40 The Levites: the sons of Jeshua and Kadmiel, of the sons of Hodaviah, 74. 41 The singers: the sons of Asaph, 128. 42 The sons of the gatekeepers: the sons of Shallum, the sons of Ater, the sons of Talmon, the sons of Akkub, the sons of Hatita, and the sons of Shobai, in all 139. 43 The temple servants: the sons of Ziha, the sons of Hasupha, the sons of Tabbaoth, 44 the sons of Keros, the sons of Siaha, the sons of Padon, 45 the sons of Lebanah, the sons of Hagabah, the sons of Akkub, 46 the sons of Hagab, the sons of Shamlai, the sons of Hanan, 47 the sons of Giddel, the sons of Gahar, the sons of Reaiah, 48 the sons of Rezin, the sons of Nekoda, the sons of Gazzam, 49 the sons of Uzza, the sons of Paseah, the sons of Besai, 50 the sons of Asnah, the sons of Meunim, the sons of Nephisim, 51 the sons of Bakbuk, the sons of Hakupha, the sons of Harhur, 52 the sons of Bazluth, the sons of Mehida, the sons of Harsha, 53 the sons of Barkos, the sons of Sisera, the sons of Temah, 54 the sons of Neziah, and the sons of Hatipha. 55 The sons of Solomon's servants: the sons of Sotai, the sons of Hassophereth, the sons of Peruda, 56 the sons of Jaalah, the sons of Darkon, the sons of Giddel, 57 the sons of Shephatiah, the sons of Hattil, the sons of Pochereth-hazzebaim, and the sons of Ami. 58 All the temple servants and the sons of Solomon's servants were 392. 59 The following were those who came up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer, though they could not prove their fathers' houses or their descent, whether they belonged to Israel: 60 the sons of Delaiah, the sons of Tobiah, and the sons of Nekoda, 652. 61 Also, of the sons of the priests: the sons of Habaiah, the sons of Hakkoz, and the sons of Barzillai (who had taken a wife from the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite, and was called by their name). 62 These sought their registration among those enrolled in the genealogies, but they were not found there, and so they were excluded from the priesthood as unclean. 63 The governor told them that they were not to partake of the most holy food, until there should be a priest to consult Urim and Thummim. 64 The whole assembly together was 42,360, 65 besides their male and female servants, of whom there were 7,337, and they had 200 male and female singers. 66 Their horses were 736, their mules were 245, 67 their camels were 435, and their donkeys were 6,720. 68 Some of the heads of families, when they came to the house of the LORD that is in Jerusalem, made freewill offerings for the house of God, to erect it on its site. 69 According to their ability they gave to the treasury of the work 61,000 darics1 of gold, 5,000 minas2 of silver, and 100 priests' garments. 70 Now the priests, the Levites, some of the people, the singers, the gatekeepers, and the temple servants lived in their towns, and all the rest of Israel3 in their towns. Footnotes [1] 2:69 A daric was a coin weighing about 1/4 ounce or 8.5 grams [2] 2:69 A mina was about 1 1/4 pounds or 0.6 kilogram [3] 2:70 Hebrew all Israel (ESV) Acts 2 (Listen) The Coming of the Holy Spirit 2 When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested1 on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. 5 Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. 6 And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. 7 And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8 And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? 9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, 11 both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” 12 And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13 But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.” Peter's Sermon at Pentecost 14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them: “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. 15 For these people are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day.2 16 But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel: 17   “‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares,  that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh,  and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,    and your young men shall see visions,    and your old men shall dream dreams;18   even on my male servants and female servants    in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy.19   And I will show wonders in the heavens above    and signs on the earth below,    blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke;20   the sun shall be turned to darkness    and the moon to blood,    before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day.21   And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.' 22 “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know—23 this Jesus,3 delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. 24 God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. 25 For David says concerning him,   “‘I saw the Lord always before me,    for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken;26   therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced;    my flesh also will dwell in hope.27   For you will not abandon my soul to Hades,    or let your Holy One see corruption.28   You have made known to me the paths of life;    you will make me full of gladness with your presence.' 29 “Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. 30 Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants on his throne, 31 he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. 32 This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses. 33 Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing. 34 For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he himself says,   “‘The Lord said to my Lord,  “Sit at my right hand,35     until I make your enemies your footstool.”' 36 Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.” 37 Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” 38 And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.” 40 And with many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.” 41 So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls. The Fellowship of the Believers 42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe4 came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved. Footnotes [1] 2:3 Or And tongues as of fire appeared to them, distributed among them, and rested [2] 2:15 That is, 9 a.m. [3] 2:23 Greek this one [4] 2:43 Or fear (ESV)

VOMRadio
Moving Moments of 2021 – Part 2

VOMRadio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 26:52


Join us as we continue to look back on some of the most moving moments on VOM Radio in 2021: “Brother Aaron” says Christian persecution in Pakistan is “like the air”—all around, all the time. Aaron Miller says his personal experience of persecution was surprising—but sacred as well. Dan Baumann and Andrew Brunson said they don't miss being in prison, but sometimes they do miss that intimacy with God. (Register to view the Imprisoned for Christ Virtual Event.) Ellen Oblander shared how Richard Wurmbrand responded to suffering—even long after he was released from prison. Anita Smith remembered the death of her husband, Ronnie Smith, in Libya, and how she began to pray for the men who killed him. Tat Stewart tells about being in Tehran the day the US Embassy was taken over in 1979—and how God honored the spiritual seeds he planted in Iran. Andy Byrd told of a young lady who came to Christ in the Himalayas—and paid a very high price. “Brother Stephen” remembered telling the story of Jesus in a Bedouin camp to people who had never heard it before. Tom and JoAnn Doyle shared how God transformed a man from Syria named Mohammed—and through that transformation reached his wife, Dina, as well. John Weaver shared specific ways to pray for Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover of the country. After hearing these brief program excerpts, you'll want to go back and listen to the entire conversations. You can search for VOM Radio on your favorite podcast app, or listen online at the links below. Brother Aaron from Pakistan Aaron Miller Dan Baumann and Andrew Brunson panel discussion Ellen Oblander, editor for Richard Wurmbrand Anita Smith on forgiving her husband's murderers Tat Stewart on living in Tehran in 1979 Andy Byrd, leader of The Send Brother Stephen from Operation Mobilization Tom and JoAnn Doyle John Weaver on Afghanistan We praise God for allowing VOM Radio to share these amazing stories of His faithfulness in 2021. THANK YOU for listening. Please subscribe to the podcast and share VOM Radio with Christian friends you know would also be encouraged by these testimonies!

Too Opinionated
Too Opinionated Interview #226: Martin Copping

Too Opinionated

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 48:47


Today on Too Opinionated, we continue our Call of Duty series with Martin Copping! Martin recently captured the lead role in the highly anticipated Call of Duty: Vanguard. The Melbourne-born star plays Lucas Riggs, a Special Forces operator and demolition expert during World War II. The 2nd Lieutenant, stationed in Libya as a part of the Australian-led Rats of Tobruk, whose objective was to defend against the Afrika Corps. He later joins the special forces task force, Vanguard, whose mission is secure Nazi intelligence, when this mission goes array and members of his unit are captured, he must find where they are being held and get revenge. Martin's work can also be seen in Zombie Hunter, The Dunes and Rainbow Six: Siege.  Want to watch: YouTube Meisterkhan Pod: (Please Subscribe)

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy
West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy - Metro Shrimp and Grits Thursdays 30 Dec 21

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 63:14


West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials, Metro Shrimp & Grits Thursdays!Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, Schumer floats a new plan to end McConnell's obstruction.Then, on the rest of the menu, San Francisco will require certain law enforcement and other people in higher-risk workplaces to receive a coronavirus booster by February 1st; a California commission claimed retailers are violating the state's plastic bag law; and, shares tumbled as the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Medallion Financial Corp and its president with fraud for trying to inflate the company's stock price.After the break, we move to the Chef's Table where Libya's chief prosecutor ordered the country's culture minister jailed; and, Germany's health minister said that the country's coronavirus infection rate is likely two to three times higher than statistics currently show.All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam.Bon Appétit!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~“Everyone in this good city enjoys the full right to pursue his own inclinations in all reasonable and, unreasonable ways.” -- The Daily Picayune, New Orleans, March 5, 1851~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Show Notes & Links: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/30/2071785/-West-Coast-Cookbook-amp-Speakeasy-Daily-Special-Metro-Shrimp-amp-Grits-Thursdays

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts
COI #206: Libya’s Election Called Off

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 63:22


On COI #206, Kyle Anzalone breaks down recent developments in Libya. The election - planned for December 24th - has been called off. The Western states say they will still recognize the interim government. However, the government will likely face increasing legitimacy challenges. Migrants, attempting to flee to Europe, continue to drown off Libya's coast.  Kyle updates the investigation into the assassination of Haiti's President Moise. In July, several gunmen killed Moise. His wife gave an interview to the NYT suggesting her husband was murdered for investigating Haiti's corrupt elite.  Kyle discusses Operation Whistling Pig. Whistling Pig was created by Jeffery Rambo, a CBP agent. The operation spied on journalists and attempted to use US mainstream journalists in psyops.  Kyle talks about the LAPD killing a 14-year-old girl in a department store dressing room. Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash Qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6 Patreon Subscribe Star YouTube Facebook  Twitter  MeWe Apple Podcast  Amazon Music Google Podcasts Spotify iHeart Radio Support Our Sponsor Visit Paloma Verde and use code PEACE for 25% off our CBD  

Conflicts of Interest
Libya's Election Called Off

Conflicts of Interest

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 63:23


On COI #206, Kyle Anzalone breaks down recent developments in Libya. The election - planned for December 24th - has been called off. The Western states say they will still recognize the interim government. However, the government will likely face increasing legitimacy challenges. Migrants, attempting to flee to Europe, continue to drown off Libya's coast.  Kyle updates the investigation into the assassination of Haiti's President Moise. In July, several gunmen killed Moise. His wife gave an interview to the NYT suggesting her husband was murdered for investigating Haiti's corrupt elite.  Kyle discusses Operation Whistling Pig. Whistling Pig was created by Jeffery Rambo, a CBP agent. The operation spied on journalists and attempted to use US mainstream journalists in psyops.  Kyle talks about the LAPD killing a 14-year-old girl in a department store dressing room.

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每日一經濟學人 LEON x The Economist

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 33:27


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The Compass
Displacement - Tashreed

The Compass

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 27:25


While movement of people across, into and out of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region occurred before the Arab Spring, the numbers have jumped since 2011. A decade ago, the region was home to over 3.6 million internally displaced people (IDPs). The figure has more than tripled since, as a result of civil wars, localised conflicts and disasters. There are now around 11.7 million internally displaced people (IDPs) in Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen - including around 6.5 million IDPs in Syria, the highest number in the world. There are major refugee situations across the MENA region and beyond, linked to the outcomes of the 2011 Revolutions. Abubakr and Ella al-Shamahi speak to displaced people, all with different reasons for leaving their homes, and with different experiences in the years since 2011 - from a man living in a camp for internally displaced people in the last rebel held part of Syria, to their cousin, a political refugee living in exile in the UK. Producer: Sasha Edye-Lindner and Gaia Caramazza. (Photo: Yazidi people fleeing violence from forces loyal to Islamic State on outskirts of Sinjar mountain. Credit: Rodi Said/Reuters)

Shat the Movies: 80's & 90's Best Film Review

We dedicate this Shat The Movies episode to those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and the people who love them. Oh, and Pauly Shore fans who feel horribly underserved by our existing catalog. You might think "In The Army Now" offends veterans of the Army and Army Reserve. It's irreverent, inaccurate, and inappropriate. But at least one Shat warfighter, The Colonel, finds it surprisingly ingenious.  Among the cheap gags, inexplicable plot holes, and strange takes on sexuality is a movie showcasing a young Andy Dick, a sorta hot (according to Ash) Pauly Shore, and a pre-"Tank Girl" Lori Petty. There are some smarts, like an "Of Mice and Men" allusion, and some flat-out funny scenes, like a hilarious attack on a Libyan SCUD site. How will the Shat Crew ultimately rule on this movie? The results surprised Gene Lyons. In this podcast, you'll also hear about Big D's experiences in Basic Training, Gene's regrets about not serving, and Ash's queries about the military's water filtration needs. We also cover Dear John letters, Defense Directive 1304.26, and what it means to be "barracks hot."  SUBSCRIBE & FOLLOW Android: http://shatthemovies.com/android Apple/iTunes: http://shatthemovies.com/itunes Social Media: http://shatthemovies.com/social-media CONTACT Email: hosts@shatthemovies.com Website: http://shatthemovies.com Leave a Voicemail: (914) 719-SHAT - (914) 719-7428 SUPPORT THE PODCAST Commission Movie: http://shatthemovies.com/support Donate with Paypal: http://shatthemovies.com/paypal Donate With Venmo: http://shatthemovies.com/venmo Shop Merchandise: http://shatthemovies.com/shop Our TV Podcasts: https://shatontv.com/shat-on-podcasts Theme Song - Die Hard by Guyz Nite: https://www.facebook.com/guyznite

On the Middle East with Andrew Parasiliti, an Al-Monitor Podcast
Maghreb Analyst Jalel Harchaoui: Turkey could find itself fighting Libyans in Tripoli in the wake of cancelled elections

On the Middle East with Andrew Parasiliti, an Al-Monitor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 27:51


Libya was supposed to hold elections on December 24 that were meant to help the war wracked North African nation move on the path of stability and national reconciliation. But continued rivalries between numerous factions exacerbated by foreign meddling forced a cancellation. North Africa expert Jalel Harchaoui describes what's at stake.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Strait Talk
Where's Libya Headed?

Strait Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 11:31


The failure of Libya's parliamentary committee to set a new date for the country's election has dimmed hopes of a fresh start for the war-stricken country. The postponement of the vote was due to opposing internal views over everything from the legal basis of the election to the controversial list of candidates running for presidency. In the meanwhile, the country's parliamentary committee has demanded a reshuffling of the interim government in Tripoli until a new roadmap for elections can be agreed on. So, what will it take to bring Libya to the ballot box? And can it be done peacefully? Guests: Noamane Cherkaoui Geopolitical Analyst at Policy Centre for the New South Umberto Profazio Associate Fellow at IISS

American Prestige
E25 - Joint Comprehensive Plan of Inaction w/ Sina Toossi

American Prestige

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 98:43


Merry Christmas! Danny and Derek talk about Libya's postponed election, Chile's new president-elect, Russian designs on Ukraine, Omicron, and the Pentagon's systemic failure to protect civilians from its bombs. Then, the NIAC's Sina Toossi returns to conclude our discussion of Iran's nuclear program from the 2013 election of Hassan Rouhani through the first year of the Biden administration. Sina's “Iran Unfiltered” project: https://bit.ly/3qqyqhy Become a patron! www.patreon.com/americanprestige

The Greek Current
Why Libya postponed its elections and what comes next

The Greek Current

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 13:09


A Libyan parliamentary committee said Wednesday that it has become “impossible” to hold the long-awaited presidential election scheduled for December 24th, a major blow to international efforts to end a decade of chaos in the country. The run-up to elections has been marred by disputes over the eligibility of candidates and growing security fears, and earlier this week the UN warned of growing tensions as armed groups mobilized in Tripoli. Expert Aya Burweila joins The Greek Current to discuss the decision to postpone elections and what it means for international efforts to bring peace to Libya.Aya Burweila is a Libyan expert from Benghazi based in Athens, is the founder and director of the non-profit Code on the Road, and a BBC Woman Expert in Terrorism and Radicalization.You can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here: Libya parliament says ‘impossible' to hold presidential voteExplainer: Why Libya's election has collapsed and what comes nextLibya: Tensions as armed groups mobilize in TripoliLibya elections: Delay called for in presidential pollGreece bans public Christmas festivities to curb Omicron spreadGreece cancels Christmas events, brings back mask mandateNorth Macedonia's prime minister formally steps downNorth Macedonia's PM Zaev Steps Down

PRI's The World
COVID rapid test shortage in the US

PRI's The World

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 46:42


As many Americans travel to see loved ones for the holidays, COVID-19 rapid tests are in short supply and often expensive. We hear from a disease expert about how affordable testing options can result in better community health. And the long-awaited election in Libya was set for Dec. 24, but it has been called off, even though the current government's term is set to expire. What does this signal for future discord in a country that has managed to avoid internal conflicts since 2020? And public attitudes about psychedelics have run the gamut, from excitement to vilification. Today, a crop of entrepreneurs and investors are betting that psychedelics will be the next big thing. There is still time to support The World before our fundraising drive ends on Dec. 31. Your gift ensures that all our coverage on the air, on the web, and via the podcast remains free and accessible to everyone. With a donation of $130 (or $11/month), host Marco Werman will personally thank you on the podcast! Learn more and make your gift today.

Daily News Brief by TRT World
December 23, 2021

Daily News Brief by TRT World

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 2:21


*) Libya's interim prime minister resumes duties amid vote delay Libya's interim Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh has resumed his duties amid an expected postponement of the country's presidential elections. A Libyan parliamentary committee said that it has become impossible to hold a long-awaited presidential vote on Friday as previously scheduled. Dozens of MPs called Libyans to take the streets after a parliamentary committee postponed the vote and suggested January 24 as a new date. *) Turkiye calls for long-term Middle East peace President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has met with members of the Turkish Jewish Community and the Alliance of Rabbis in Islamic States in Ankara. During the meeting, he said “constructive steps on occupied Jerusalem could contribute to security and stability in the region”. Erdogan said “we never want to see tension or conflict in this ancient geography that hosts the sacred places of all three monotheistic religions”. ​​​ *) Ethiopian government captures rebel-held Alamata Ethiopia's government has said its soldiers had recaptured Alamata in southern Tigray from Tigrayan fighters. The government marked it as the first major advance inside the war-torn region in many months, dashing hopes for peace following a rebel retreat. The Tigray People's Liberation Front rebel group, which announced its withdrawal from the Amhara region and Afar regions, has called for a ceasefire. ​​​*) China launches crackdown on celebrity tax evasion China's tax authorities have set a 10-day deadline for entertainers and social media influencers to pay overdue taxes. Tax bureaus in several entertainment hubs across the country warned that celebrities who have underreported earnings could face severe penalties if they don't refile by year end. Government campaign aims to tighten the noose on tax evasion and celebrity excesses. And finally… *) Oscar winner Mahershala Ali moves into spotlight in 'Swan Song' Double Oscar winner Mahershala Ali has finally found the right project to make his debut as lead actor in a feature film. Ali, who won Oscars for his supporting roles in "Green Book" and "Moonlight", is starring in the new drama "Swan Song", which will stream on Apple TV+ on December 27. "Whether you're leading or supporting or in an ensemble, you're always trying to look for good material," Ali said.

Africa Today
Libya presidential election postponed

Africa Today

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 34:43


A parliamentary committee in Libya says it has become "impossible" to hold the long-awaited presidential vote on 24 December as scheduled. The election commission is calling for a month's postponement. Plus Ugandan parliamentarians and their staff test positive for Covid-19 after taking part in regional games in Tanzania. And we hear from three young talented writers from Ghana, who won gold and bronze medals in this year's Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition.

Fault Lines
Biden's Done. What Could Have His Presidency Been?

Fault Lines

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 173:04


On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the dire situation in post-war Afghanistan, Joe Manchin revealing why he really dropped BBB, and reflect on another year of Biden's presidency and what he could have accomplished.Guests:Mark Sleboda - International Relations Analyst | Afghanistan in Shambles; Militias Mobilizing in LibyaJim Kavanagh - Socialist Columnist | Manchin Reveals ‘Real' Reason He Rejected BBBPeter Coffin - Video Essayist | Biden's Done. What Could Have His Presidency Been?In the first hour Mark Sleboda joined the show to talk about the situation in Afghanistan after the hurried U.S. exit left the economy in shambles and starvation running rampant. We also discussed escalating tensions in Libya as armed groups mobilize ahead of elections being held.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Jim Kavanagh for a discussion on Joe Manchin admitting the ‘real' reason he's rejecting Biden's trademark social spending bill, and how Biden should have negotiated differently.In the third hour Peter Coffin joined the conversation to talk about President Biden losing power as BBB gets buried, a year-in-review of his agenda, and what things could have looked like.

Simple English News Daily
Wednesday 22nd December 2021. World News. Today: US omicron. Mexico refugees. Denmark expels MP. UK no restrictions. Libya elections? DRC Rw

Simple English News Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 8:59


World News in 7 minutes. Wednesday 22nd December 2021.Transcript at: send7.org/transcripts This is the last episode until January 3rd 2022.Please help to support the podcast by giving what you would spend on a cup of coffee just once a month at send7.org/supportToday: US omicron. Mexico refugees. Denmark expels MP. UK no restrictions. Libya elections? DRC Rwanda protests. Philippines typhoon destruction. Korea restrictions. India fine. UAE Sheikh fined. Japan KFC christmas.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 Khadija Tahir.SEND7 (Simple English News Daily in 7 minutes) tells the most important world news stories in intermediate English. Every day, listen to the most important stories from every part of the world in slow, clear English. Whether you are an intermediate learner trying to improve your advanced, technical and business English, or if you are a native speaker who just wants to hear a summary of world news as fast as possible, this podcast is for you. Transcripts are totally free and can be found at send7.org/transcripts. Simple English News Daily is the perfect way to start your day, by practising your listening skills and understanding complicated stories in a simple way. It is also highly valuable for IELTS and TOEFL students. Students, teachers, and people with English as a second language, tell us that they listen to SEND7 because they can learn English through hard topics, but simple grammar. We believe that the best way to improve your spoken English is to immerse yourself in real-life content, such as what our podcast provides. SEND7 covers all news including politics, business, natural events and human rights. Whether it is happening in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas or Oceania, you will hear it on SEND7, and you will understand it. For more information visit send7.org/contact

Get Down To Business with Shalom Klein
#WeAllServe Episode #62 with SEAC (Ret) John Wayne Troxell

Get Down To Business with Shalom Klein

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 60:40


John Wayne Troxell is a retired United States Army senior noncommissioned officer who served as the third Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In this capacity he served as the principal advisor to the Chairman and the Secretary of Defense on all matters related to the troops of the United States Armed Forces to include the lethality, readiness, fitness, welfare and deployability of the force, as well as joint force development and education. This position made Troxell the most senior enlisted member of the United States Armed Forces. He enlisted in September 1982 as an armored reconnaissance specialist and graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Troxell served in the United States Army for well over 37 years in numerous units throughout his career. They include the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment in Fort Bliss, Texas; two tours in Germany with the 3rd Armored Division and 3rd Infantry Division; two tours in the 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Campbell University Reserve Officer Training Corps in Buies Creek, North Carolina; and the Special Operations Division of Joint Task Force Six (Counterdrug) in El Paso, Texas. Troxell has served as the Command Sergeant Major of the 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division in Fort Drum, New York and Iraq; the Regimental Command Sergeant Major of the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment in both Fort Polk, Louisiana and Fort Lewis, Washington; the Command Sergeant Major of the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division in Fort Lewis, Washington and during the Surge in Iraq; the 21st Command Sergeant Major of the US Army Armor Center and Fort Knox, Kentucky; the Command Sergeant Major of the US Army Accessions Command and Human Resource Center of Excellence in Fort Knox, Kentucky; the Command Sergeant Major of US Army I Corps at Joint Base Lewis-McCord, Washington; the Command Senior Enlisted Leader of the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command in Afghanistan and the Command Senior Enlisted Leader of the United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea. Troxell was sworn in as the SEAC on December 11, 2015 and finished his tour of duty on December 13, 2019. His official retirement date was March 31, 2020. Troxell's five combat tours of duty include making the combat parachute jump and service in Operation Just Cause in Panama, Operation Desert Shield/Storm, two tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. As the SEAC, Troxell routinely visited troops deployed to countries around the world to include Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen, Libya and numerous others to gain the pulse of the force for the Chairman and Secretary. His military education includes Ranger, Airborne, Jumpmaster, Pathfinder, PLDC, BNCOC, ANCOC, and the First Sergeants Course. He is a graduate of Class 51 of the US Army Sergeants Major Course and the Command Sergeants Major Course. Troxell is also a graduate of the National Defense University Keystone Joint Command Senior Enlisted Course, the US Army War College Strategic Leader Development Course, the US Army Intermediate Strategic Leader Defense Course at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the US Army Advanced Strategic Leader Development Course at Southwest Airlines and Exxon Mobile headquarters. Troxell is also a fellow at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Strategic Studies in Honolulu, Hawaii. His civilian education includes a master's degree in business administration with a concentration in strategic leadership from Trident University in California. Troxell's awards and decorations include the Combat Action Badge, the Ranger tab, the Master Parachutist Badge with combat jump star device, the Pathfinder Badge, the Driver Badge, the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, the 82nd Airborne Division, 10th Mountain Division,

Our Voices - in the NHS
Christmas Throwback 1/6 - Rema from the NHS Season - Family and Relationships

Our Voices - in the NHS

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 11:47


In our first Christmas throwback: Rema's story introduces us to an incredible experience of conflict, suffering and survival. While working as a doctor in Libya, she recounts operating in the midst of a civil war. The starkness of this reality is made even more vivid by her description of colleagues dying in front of her and the threat of violence and death facing her while she was trying to do her job. http://ourvoicespodcast.com/ (Check out our website for the latest from Our Voices) We're also on https://www.facebook.com/ourvoicesinthenhs (Facebook), https://twitter.com/OurVoices14 (Twitter) and https://www.instagram.com/ourvoicespod/ (Instagram) A https://fascinateproductions.co.uk/ (Fascinate) Production Support this podcast

Around The Empire
Ep 242 Libya Elections and Foreign Intervention feat Giorgio Cafiero

Around The Empire

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 50:19


Guest: Giorgio Cafiero. We talk about the upcoming elections in Libya, scheduled for December 24, 2021. The situation still remains chaotic and uncertain with just a few days left. To quote Giorgio in one of his recent articles:  “Libya is at a delicate point in its history. The deeply fractured and divided North African country has the first round of presidential elections officially set for December 24, yet we do not know if the elections will be held that day. Whether or not elections are held then, and whether the second round and parliamentary elections are held in February will matter significantly. But more importantly, how various domestic and foreign actors act in the period following elections matters even more.” In a bonus episode we talk about the possibility of Libya being integrated into the broader Arab world and to become one of the countries who normalize relations with Israel. We also talk about the main candidates Haftar, Ghaddafi and the interim prime minister Dbeibeh.  Giorgio Cafiero is a Washington based analyst and CEO of Gulf State Analytics. He is a regular contributor to many media outlets, an adjunct fellow at the American Security Project, an affiliate at the Mena Center and an analyst at London-based advisory Rosa & Roubini Associates.  FOLLOW @GiorgioCafiero and find his work at gulfstateanalytics.com Around the Empire aroundtheempire.com is listener supported, independent media. SUBSCRIBE/FOLLOW on Rokfin rokfin.com/aroundtheempire, Patreon patreon.com/aroundtheempire, Paypal paypal.me/aroundtheempirepod, YouTube youtube.com/aroundtheempire, Spotify, iTunes, iHeart, Google Podcasts FOLLOW @aroundtheempire and @joanneleon.  Join us on TELEGRAM https://t.me/AroundtheEmpire Find everything on http://aroundtheempire.com  and linktr.ee/aroundtheempire Recorded on December 13, 2021. Music by Fluorescent Grey. Reference Links: Libya's planned elections are a ticking time bomb, Giorgio Cafiero, TRT UN Security Council Resolution 2323: The situation in Libya (2016) Libya's presidential election was meant to unite the country, The Economist Different Nations for One Libya, Karim Mezran Gaddafi's Ex-Spox: Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi Has Widest Support Heading Into Libyan Elections, RT Going Underground WATCH: Armed men surround Tripoli government HQ, RT Armed groups deploy around key sites in Libya's Tripoli, Al Arabiya Libya, Al Samoud Brigade Besieges Tripoli. Elections At Risk, Southfront UN Chief: ‘Unprecedented Levels' of Foreign Interference in Libya, VoA  

Global Dispatches -- World News That Matters
Libya Faces Uncertain Elections and a Major Political Crisis

Global Dispatches -- World News That Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 28:55


Libya is poised to hold its first presidential elections in the post-Gaddafi era. This was supposed to be the culmination of a year long peace process. However, there is mounting doubt that these elections will be held on time, amid a brewing political crisis that could lead to a return to armed conflict.   Podcast guest Mary Fitzgerald is a longtime Libya analyst and non-resident scholar at the Middle East Institute. She explains why these elections are so fraught with peril and what the international community can do to reduce the prospects of a return to civil war in Libya.   

By Any Means Necessary
Democrats Poised To Lose To Insurrectionist Lawmakers In 2022 Midterms

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 112:39


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman discuss the harmful effects of the corporate mainstream media and its propagandistic effect, how that effect stretches into the realm of entertainment media such as movies, video games, and television, and the need for alternative media to parse through propaganda and misleading statements.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis, Journalists for The Real News Network where they are hosts of the Police Accountability Report to discuss the release of almost 1,400 deaths in police custody reviewed by Dr. David Fowler, who gained notoriety for testifying in defense of Derek Chauvin and claiming that George Floyd's death was accidental, the impact that Fowler may have had on many cases of police terror by stopping prosecution before it can start, and attempts by the medical examiner's office to censor attempts at accountability.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Yolian Ogbu. organizing member of Horn of African Pan Africans for Liberation and Solidarity and All African People's Revolutionary Party to discuss the conflict in Ethiopia and the growing direct involvement of the US, Samantha Power's role in spreading misinformation about Ethiopia to aid in a Libya-style intervention in Ethiopia, how the west may be attempting to use the conflict in Ethiopia and the horn of Africa as a proxy war against China, and the mischaracterization of the conflict in the mainstream media.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Kristine Hendrix, President to the University City School Board, Junior Bayard Rustin Fellow with the Fellowship for Reconciliation and contributor to the Truth-Telling Project and "We Stay Woke" podcast to discuss the House of Representatives charging Mark Meadows with contempt of Congress and the complicity of lawmakers and Fox News hosts in the January 6th atack on the Capitol, Missouri Attorney General Eric Shmitt's crusade against mask wearing in schools, the decriminalization of marijuana possession in St. Louis and the broader issue of marijuana legalization, and Democrats giving up on the Build Back Better bill and working and poor people.

By Any Means Necessary
US Prepares For Libya-Style Intervention In Ethiopia

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 18:44


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Yolian Ogbu. organizing member of Horn of African Pan Africans for Liberation and Solidarity and All African People's Revolutionary Party to discuss the conflict in Ethiopia and the growing direct involvement of the US, Samantha Power's role in spreading misinformation about Ethiopia to aid in a Libya-style intervention in Ethiopia, how the west may be attempting to use the conflict in Ethiopia and the horn of Africa as a proxy war against China, and the mischaracterization of the conflict in the mainstream media.

Inside Europe | Deutsche Welle
Inside Europe 16.12.21

Inside Europe | Deutsche Welle

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 54:59


This week: the secretive prisons that keep migrants out of Europe, Omnicron takes hold in the UK, Turkey's balancing act over Ukraine starts to falter. Also on the show: Belarus cracks down on dual citizenship rights, a look back at Slovenia's 6 months in the EU boss seat, the Odeuropa project recreates the scents of Europe's past and Stalin's popularity is resurgent in Georgia.

Danger Close with Jack Carr
Oliver North: Under Fire

Danger Close with Jack Carr

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 123:51


Today's guest on Danger Close was described by President Ronald Reagan as “an American hero.”    Oliver North is a combat decorated U.S. Marine, #1 bestselling author and American patriot.     He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1968 and served twenty-two years as a United States Marine. His awards for service in Vietnam include the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for valor, and two Purple Hearts.     From 1983 to 1986 he served as Counter-Terrorism Coordinator on the National Security Council staff. He helped plan Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada, the capture of the Achille Lauro hijackers, and the raid on Muammar Gaddafi's terror bases in Libya after which he was targeted for assassination by Abu Nidal's Islamic Jihad.    His first book, Under Fire, chronicles his Vietnam combat experience and his involvement in what would eventually become known as “Iran-Contra.” Iran-Contra was two secret operations carried out by the Reagan Administration in the mid-1980s linked by their financial connections and participants, including a Marine Lieutenant Colonel named Oliver North.     For seventeen years he was a syndicated columnist and host of the award-winning “War Stories” on the FOX News Channel. In 2018 he stepped up to serve as the 66th president of the National Rifle Association of America.     He has authored seventeen bestselling books and is the co-founder of Freedom Alliance, an organization serving wounded U.S. military personnel and their families, providing Hero College Scholarships for children of service members killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty.   His latest book, We Didn't Fight for Socialism, is out now.   Find out more about Oliver North and link to his social channels at olivernorth.com

Apple News Today
In Conversation: Inside the secret prisons where migrants are tortured and beaten

Apple News Today

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 25:27


For the New Yorker, journalist Ian Urbina traveled to Libya to report on an EU-funded shadow immigration system that holds migrants in brutal detention centers. While reporting this story, Urbina was kidnapped, beaten, and detained himself. Now safely back home, he spoke with Apple News Today host Shumita Basu about how this shadow system works and the horrific conditions inside the detention centers.

The John Batchelor Show
4/4: 4/4 101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya, by Randolph W. Hobler Paperback – August 28, 2020

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 8:00


Photo:   Nalut Ksar CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 4/4   101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya, by  Randolph W. Hobler  Paperback – August 28, 2020  https://www.amazon.com/101-Arabian-Tales-Persevered-Peace/dp/171681166X 101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya is substantially set apart from the over-1,000 published Peace Corps memoirs because they are individual memoirs and this is a unique collective memoir, garnered from in-depth interviews with 101 fellow Libyan returned Peace Corps volunteers. A herculean effort. The story's spine is Hobler's own narrative, anchored to and deftly embroidered with hundreds of other anecdotes. Rather than being a narrow, individual view, this collective sharing provides many rich hues and shades of experiences—hilarious, heartbreaking, insightful, poignant, as well as educational and inspiring. These volunteers were spread out over 900 miles, resulting in an omniscient kaleidoscope of experiences, many of which fall under the category of “you can't make this up” It's an amazingly detailed chronicle of anecdotes, historical perspectives, fun, adventure and hardship. Hobler's breezy, whimsical style is accessible and entertaining, capped off with 220 compelling photographs. “Randy Hobler has written the best memoir of a Peace Corps experience that I have ever read. His amazingly detailed book instantly grips the reader by putting Libya in its properly rich and unique historical perspective.” —Niels Marquardt Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Madagascar and the Union of the Comoros; Peace Corps Volunteer—Zaire and Rwanda The book is available on Amazon. Lulu and other publishing sites. For more information go to www.101arabiantales.com.

The John Batchelor Show
3/4 101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya, by Randolph W. Hobler Paperback – August 28, 2020

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 12:40


Photo: Queen Fatima of Libya (left) with Mrs. John Tappin, the wife of the American Ambassador to Libya 1954-1958. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 3/4   101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya, by  Randolph W. Hobler  Paperback – August 28, 2020  https://www.amazon.com/101-Arabian-Tales-Persevered-Peace/dp/171681166X 101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya is substantially set apart from the over-1,000 published Peace Corps memoirs because they are individual memoirs and this is a unique collective memoir, garnered from in-depth interviews with 101 fellow Libyan returned Peace Corps volunteers. A herculean effort. The story's spine is Hobler's own narrative, anchored to and deftly embroidered with hundreds of other anecdotes. Rather than being a narrow, individual view, this collective sharing provides many rich hues and shades of experiences—hilarious, heartbreaking, insightful, poignant, as well as educational and inspiring. These volunteers were spread out over 900 miles, resulting in an omniscient kaleidoscope of experiences, many of which fall under the category of “you can't make this up” It's an amazingly detailed chronicle of anecdotes, historical perspectives, fun, adventure and hardship. Hobler's breezy, whimsical style is accessible and entertaining, capped off with 220 compelling photographs. “Randy Hobler has written the best memoir of a Peace Corps experience that I have ever read. His amazingly detailed book instantly grips the reader by putting Libya in its properly rich and unique historical perspective.” —Niels Marquardt Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Madagascar and the Union of the Comoros; Peace Corps Volunteer—Zaire and Rwanda The book is available on Amazon. Lulu and other publishing sites. For more information go to www.101arabiantales.com.

The John Batchelor Show
1/2 101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya, by Randolph W. Hobler Paperback – August 28, 2020

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 9:55


Photo:   The first locomotive arrived in Tripoli Harbor CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 1/2   101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya, by  Randolph W. Hobler  Paperback – August 28, 2020  https://www.amazon.com/101-Arabian-Tales-Persevered-Peace/dp/171681166X 101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya is substantially set apart from the over-1,000 published Peace Corps memoirs because they are individual memoirs and this is a unique collective memoir, garnered from in-depth interviews with 101 fellow Libyan returned Peace Corps volunteers. A herculean effort. The story's spine is Hobler's own narrative, anchored to and deftly embroidered with hundreds of other anecdotes. Rather than being a narrow, individual view, this collective sharing provides many rich hues and shades of experiences—hilarious, heartbreaking, insightful, poignant, as well as educational and inspiring. These volunteers were spread out over 900 miles, resulting in an omniscient kaleidoscope of experiences, many of which fall under the category of “you can't make this up” It's an amazingly detailed chronicle of anecdotes, historical perspectives, fun, adventure and hardship. Hobler's breezy, whimsical style is accessible and entertaining, capped off with 220 compelling photographs. “Randy Hobler has written the best memoir of a Peace Corps experience that I have ever read. His amazingly detailed book instantly grips the reader by putting Libya in its properly rich and unique historical perspective.” —Niels Marquardt Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Madagascar and the Union of the Comoros; Peace Corps Volunteer—Zaire and Rwanda The book is available on Amazon. Lulu and other publishing sites. For more information go to www.101arabiantales.com.

The John Batchelor Show
1/4 101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya, by Randolph W. Hobler Paperback – August 28, 2020

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 8:55


Photo:   A Wadi el Kouf cave . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 1/4  101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya, by  Randolph W. Hobler  Paperback – August 28, 2020  https://www.amazon.com/101-Arabian-Tales-Persevered-Peace/dp/171681166X 101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya is substantially set apart from the over-1,000 published Peace Corps memoirs because they are individual memoirs and this is a unique collective memoir, garnered from in-depth interviews with 101 fellow Libyan returned Peace Corps volunteers. A herculean effort. The story's spine is Hobler's own narrative, anchored to and deftly embroidered with hundreds of other anecdotes. Rather than being a narrow, individual view, this collective sharing provides many rich hues and shades of experiences—hilarious, heartbreaking, insightful, poignant, as well as educational and inspiring. These volunteers were spread out over 900 miles, resulting in an omniscient kaleidoscope of experiences, many of which fall under the category of “you can't make this up” It's an amazingly detailed chronicle of anecdotes, historical perspectives, fun, adventure and hardship. Hobler's breezy, whimsical style is accessible and entertaining, capped off with 220 compelling photographs. “Randy Hobler has written the best memoir of a Peace Corps experience that I have ever read. His amazingly detailed book instantly grips the reader by putting Libya in its properly rich and unique historical perspective.” —Niels Marquardt Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Madagascar and the Union of the Comoros; Peace Corps Volunteer—Zaire and Rwanda The book is available on Amazon. Lulu and other publishing sites. For more information go to www.101arabiantales.com.

Speak Up For The Ocean Blue
SUFB 1246: Are NFTs bad for climate change?

Speak Up For The Ocean Blue

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 17:32


NFTs are all the rage in the cryptocurrency world these days. Many artists, digital creators, and even marine organizations are making money using NFTs. However, the way NFTs are processed could have implications for increasing climate change. NFTs use the Eurythreum cryptocurrency, which is controlled by users (called miners) having to solve complex puzzles to gain tokens. Solving the puzzles take up a lot of energy which emits carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.  The entire Eurythreum cryptocurrency uses as much electricity as Libya.  There are ways to reduce the emissions to almost zero by switching the manner in which the currency is controlled.  Link to articles: 1) https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/15/22328203/nft-cryptoart-ethereum-blockchain-climate-change 2) https://ecotrust.ca/latest/media/blockchain-for-climate-foundation-launches-bitmo-platform-at-cop26/ Connect with Speak Up For Blue: Website: https://www.speakupforblue.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/speakupforblue

By Any Means Necessary
Biden Hosts Summit For Global Imperialism

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 114:43


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Sameena Rahman, staff writer for Breaking the Chains Magazine to discuss a fuel leak at a naval facility in Hawaii poisoning the drinking water supply for thousands of people, the repeated record of fuel leaks at the Red Hill naval facility and warning signs before this fuel leak happened, how this fuel leak fits into the imperialist ambitions of the US, and the connections between movements for climate justice and anti-imperialism that are highlighted in this incident.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Netfa Freeman, Coordinating Committee member with the Black Alliance for Peace, organizer with Pan-African Community Action to discuss western attempts to legitimate the failed state it created in Libya through upcoming elections, the infrastructural issues which expose the hypocrisy of the west as it pushes for these elections while simultaneously denouncing elections in Nicaragua and Venezuela, and how resources in Libya motivate the west to push this sham election.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Mike Africa Jr., organizer for the Free Mumia Campaign to discuss the 40th anniversary of the arrest and political imprisonment of Mumia Abu-Jamal, the dubious circumstances around the arrest of Mumia and why the Philadelphia police state wanted to lock him up, Mumia's impact on movements for justice worldwide, and the importance of continuing the fight for his freedom and all political prisoners.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by James Early, Former Director of Cultural Heritage Policy at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage at the Smithsonian Institution and board member of the Institute for Policy Studies to discuss the farcical summit for democracy hosted by the Biden administration which features the likes of Jair Bolsonaro and Juan Guaido, the absurdity of excluding of rich and complex political systems such as Venezuela and Cuba, and the laughable attempt to call the US a democracy as the pandemic rages among working and poor people and more money is spent on war.

By Any Means Necessary
Western Powers Push Sham Election In Libya

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 17:40


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Netfa Freeman, Coordinating Committee member with the Black Alliance for Peace, organizer with Pan-African Community Action to discuss western attempts to legitimate the failed state it created in Libya through upcoming elections, the infrastructural issues which expose the hypocrisy of the west as it pushes for these elections while simultaneously denouncing elections in Nicaragua and Venezuela, and how resources in Libya motivate the west to push this sham election.

The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry
Rutherford and Fry on Living with AI: AI in Warfare

The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 27:39


What if a despotic leader could programme a swarm of drones to kill a set of identified targets with just the push of a button? Due to ever expanding AI capabilities this extreme dystopian vision may not be technically unfeasible. In this second of a four part series responding to this year's BBC Reith lectures from Stuart Russell, Adam Rutherford and Hannah Fry unpick the role of AI in warfare. Joining them to help them navigate the battlefield of information is Ulrike Franke, a senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations who specialises in the future of warfare. Together they will be investigating 'lethal autonomous weapons' - these are weapons that can find, chose and kill human targets without human supervision. We will be discussing how advanced this technology actually is - some think the world may have already experienced the first ever autonomous strike in Libya. What are the repercussions of this technology for safety on the battlefield , and what are the wider geo-political ramifications? Stuart Russell has deep concerns over the development of these types of weapons and Rutherford and Fry pick apart some of the ethical debates this technology raises. Who would be responsible if a system malfunctioned and killed a civilian? What's to stop it getting into the wrong hands? Should we even be creating these weapons in the first place - do we instead need a convention banning them? And is that even possible?

Pod Save the World
Biden's Olympic Boycott

Pod Save the World

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 66:47


Tommy and Ben cover the US diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics, Biden's call with Putin and rising tensions in Ukraine, Myanmar's ousted leader being unjustifiably sentenced to prison time, Justin Bieber's shady concert for the Saudis, El Salvador's crypto game, UK Parliament's cocaine problem, and a "Mambo No. 5" performance amid Poland's deadly migrant crisis. Then Ben talks with New Yorker reporter Ian Urbina about Libya's secret migrant prisons and his time detained in one. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices