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Trace Evidence
182 - The Vanishing of Bruce Falconer

Trace Evidence

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 88:57


***Sponsored by: Better Help! Visit BetterHelp.com/Trace for 10% off your first month!***Twenty-one year old Bruce Falconer had finally gotten his life on track. Enlisting in the Marine Corps at the age of sixteen, Bruce returned home to his native North Dakota on leave. Assigned to a new post in Arizona, Bruce was excited for his military future when suddenly he and his childhood best friend, Timothy Jewell, mysteriously vanished on a cold, February night in 1981.In addition to Bruce's case, this episode also touches on the underpublicized disappearances of three women: Rebecca Reid from Eugene, OR in 1997, Robin Ellis from Philadelphia, PA in 2003 and Kathleen Haley from Newport News, VA in September of 2012.FB: https://www.facebook.com/TraceEvidencePod/IG: https://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/TW: https://twitter.com/TraceEvPodVisit https://www.trace-evidence.com for more information, case photos, contact information and more.Merch: https://traceevidence.threadless.com/ Music Courtesy of: "Lost Time" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

UNcivilized UNplugged
George Kalantzis — From divorce to publishing your first book.

UNcivilized UNplugged

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 53:01


Healing has different paths to travel and reach it. Today's guest, George Kalantzis, decided to record his experiences, pain, grief, and thoughts in a journal that led him to find new talent. A journal that became a book, reaching hundreds of people who thank him for changing their lives. This book tells a story of overcoming, where its author shares his battle with depression, addictions, and his divorce. There is something about writing that allows us to vent, express ourselves clearly, create a fantasy story that takes us away from our problems. As a writer and author, I can say that it is a healing experience that everyone should try. ABOUT GEORGE KALANTZIS. George Kalantzis is a Marine Corps combat veteran with over ten years of experience overseeing collaborative teams and managing complex projects in high-pressure, rapidly changing environments. Today, George empowers people to move through the toughest days of their lives at The Art Of Tough Transitions. A single dad to a five-year-old daughter, George lives in New Hampshire, where he enjoys the great outdoors and faces one of his toughest transitions to date—navigating the twists and turns that come from raising a little girl in today's world. CONNECT WITH GEORGE. Website: https://theartoftoughtransitions.com/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/_georgekalantzis/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/Theartoftoughtransitions YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcO57OUwl4rLLP8AChV-hXA?view_as=subscriber WHAT YOU WILL HEAR [2:37] Meet George K. [10:00] Transitioning the military system: the good and the bad. [14:43] An experience that changed his life. [20:21] Deconstructing his identity. [27:06] The freedom that exists in writing. [30:28] Generating an impact through captured thoughts. [33:43] The creative process behind the book. [42:05] What will I do next? [44:51] It's never too late to reinvent yourself. [48:02] The unintended consequence and challenge. [50:14] What would you say to your past self? If you look at the civilized world and think, "no thank you," then you should subscribe to our podcast, so you don't miss a single episode! Also, join the UNcivilized community, and connect with me on my website Man UNcivilized.com or Instagram so you can join in on our live recordings, ask questions to guests, and more. Find Traver on Instagram @traverBoehm Get a copy my book, Man UNcivilized Join us on the New Year's Costa Rica Unfolding Retreat Dec. 27th 2021- Jan 3, 2022.

The Transition
Startups For The Rest of Us with Rob Walling, Serial Entrepreneur & Author of “Start Small Stay Small: A Developer's Guide To Launching A StartUp”

The Transition

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 51:14


I'm joined by Rob Walling, Author of “Start Small, Stay Small'' and host of the podcast “Startups For The Rest of Us, a podcast that helps developers, designers and entrepreneurs be awesome at launching software products. Rob's been bootstrapping startups for the last two decades and launched his podcasts to show others founders how to successfully build non-venture-backed startups. Be sure to subscribe to the Transition Newsletter on Substack here: https://bit.ly/37Bb8Ne Listen to Rob's Podcast here: https://www.startupsfortherestofus.com/ Purchase Rob's book here: https://amzn.to/3l6XQPq

Fringe Radio Network
The Fake Cowboy - Jamie Walden

Fringe Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 89:30


Jamie Walden joining the Marine Corps career was pivotal in his development both as a leader, and what would later be refined into unfettered zeal for the Kingdom of God. Intensive training across a wide spectrum of disciplines served to equip Jamie and his unit to achieve overwhelming victory on the March to Baghdad during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. After leaving the Marines Corps, Jamie obtained a double major B.S. in Law Enforcement and History. However, it was also during this same period of time that the Holy Spirit began a radical unveiling of both Jamie's contemptuous standing before the Holy Lord and the New Life offered for the forgiveness of sins in His Son, Jesus Christ. In unconditional surrender, a concept all but inconceivable to Jamie, he forever yielded his will to the Mission and leading of his Savior. Pursuing a career in Federal Law Enforcement, Jamie was selected as an Intern for the United States Marshals Service, and subsequent recruitment to a “Three Letter” agency. It was then, when Jamie received “the call”, that the Lord began testing and affirming the genuineness of his faith. In what began with “DO NOT TAKE THAT JOB,” the Lord initiated a succession of intimate, often painful, promptings that directed Jamie's steps to life of service to the Kingdom. Jamie now endeavors tirelessly to strengthen, equip, and challenge a “Warrior Class” of Christians to arise and take their places as Victors in this generation!

Send Me
39: SGM Matt Williams Medal of Honor

Send Me

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 77:30


On this special episode of  the "Send Me" podcast, host Jason Sweet is joined by SGM Matthew Williams, an active duty Green Beret of 3rd Special Forces Group, who was awarded the Medal of Honor in 2019. SGM Williams was awarded the Nation's Highest Honor for extreme valor & courage in combat while risking his own life to save others in the Shok Valley of Afghanistan in 2008; Operation "Commando Wrath." On this episode, Matt discusses his early years, his SFAS experience,  Special Forces training tips, his Medal of Honor mission story, life wisdom, leadership advice, and more. It is truly an honor to interview one of America's greatest heroes still alive today; Active Duty U.S. Army Sergeant Major, Matthew Williams.  "Send Me!"• Become a Patreon Donor to support us & keep the podcast going: https://www.patreon.com/socomathlete• Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/socomathlete/• Website: https://www.socomathlete.com/• Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:(With One Click!): http://www.youtube.com/c/SOCOMAthlete?sub_confirmation=1• Listen to our new Podcast on any platform: https://sendme.buzzsprout.com/• Check out our Reviews on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/socomathlete/reviews/SOCOM Athlete LLC is America's #1 resource in Special Operations career preparation. A combat-veteran owned, nationwide program, SOCOM Athlete has a vast social media & online community of individuals pursuing various careers in U.S. Special Operations spanning across the United States. Conducting over 50 Hell Day events in 12 states since 2018, SOCOM Athlete has trained over 1,000 of America's top Special Operations candidates varying from ages 15 to 39. Partnering with organizations such as USAF Special Warfare Recruiting, 3/20th Special Forces Group, 124 ASOS, Recon Sniper Foundation, and more. We offer elite online workout programs, customized meal plans, development courses, apparel, and more. Many of our students have accomplished their goals and are now serving as Special Operators in the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Army Special Operations community. Will YOU be next? Contact us via email, social media, or in the comments below. "Send Me!"

Midnight Train Podcast
The Banana Massacre - Yep, bananas. Happy Thanksgiving 2021

Midnight Train Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 90:05


So we're gonna get into something a bit different this week. Not really truecrime, not unsolved, but definitely crazy. This is another one we got from a listener that we had no clue ever happened. While the official death toll of this incident is usually put at around 45, some estimates say it could be up to 2000. Those bodies are said to either have been dumped in the sea or buried in mass graves. So what was the incident about you ask? Well, long story very short… Bananas. We're gonna dive into what is simply known as the Banana massacre,  a crazy tale of a government squashing a banana strike with excessive force and what came after. Buckle up guys, here we go!   Before we start, I want to acknowledge the great sources of info for this episode. 90% of the information on this week's episode came from two amazing sources that had tons of info that we couldn't find anywhere else. First a paper by Jorge Enrique Elias Caro and Antonino Vidal Ortega on the website scielo.org was our source for the actual massacre info while an article called Rotten Fruit by Peter Chapman on the Financial Times website was our source for the company history.  So, let's start by talking about a fruit company. United Fruit company to be exact. United Fruit began life in the 1870s when Minor Cooper Keith, a wealthy young New Yorker, started growing bananas as a business sideline, alongside a railway line he was building in Costa Rica. Both ventures took off, and by 1890 he was married to the daughter of a former president of Costa Rica and owned vast banana plantations on land given to him by the state. The bananas were shipped to New Orleans and Boston, where demand soon began to outstrip supply.Keith teamed up with Andrew Preston, a Boston importer, and in 1899 they formed United Fruit. Bananas sold well for their tropical cachet: they were exotic, a luxury only affordable to the rich. But the rapidly rising output of United Fruit's plantations brought down prices. The company created a mass market in the industrial cities of the US north-east and Midwest. The once bourgeois banana became positively proletarian.   By the 1920s, United Fruit's empire had spread across Central America. It also included Jamaica, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. In South America the company owned chunks of Colombia and Ecuador. It came to dominate the European as well as the US banana markets with the help of its Great White Fleet of 100 refrigerated ships, the largest private navy in the world.   There are more than 300 varieties of banana, but United Fruit grew only one: the Gros Michel or ”Big Mike”. This variety suited most tastes; it was not too big or too small, too yellow or too sweet - if anything, it was a little bland. This was the forerunner of the transnational products we have today.           But mass production took its toll. In 1903, disease hit United Fruit's plantations in Panama. An array of pathogens kept up the attack, and the banana was discovered to have a genetic weakness. Its seeds are ill equipped for reproduction, so growers take cuttings from one plant to create another. The banana is a clone, with each inbred generation less resilient.    Although the banana was diseased, United Fruit marketed it as a product that exemplified good health. Banana diseases did not affect humans, and the fruit was said to be the cure for many ills: obesity, blood pressure, constipation - even depression. In 1929, United Fruit set up its own ”education department”, which supplied US schools with teaching kits extolling the benefits of the banana and the good works of the company. Meanwhile, United Fruit's ”home economics” department showered housewives with banana recipes.   One of United Fruit's most successful advertising campaigns began in 1944, designed to boost the banana's profile after its scarcity during the war. It featured Senorita Chiquita Banana, a cartoon banana who danced and sang in an exuberant Latin style. Senorita Chiquita bore a close resemblance to Carmen Miranda, the Brazilian entertainer who, in her ”tutti-frutti” hat, wowed Hollywood at the time. Sales soon regained prewar levels.   By the 1960s, the banana had become an inseparable accompaniment to the morning cereal of most American children. And today, in countries such as the US and Britain, it has ousted the apple as the most popular fruit. In the UK, figures indicate that more than 95 per cent of households buy bananas each week, and that more money is spent on them than on any other supermarket item, apart from petrol and lottery tickets.    Soooo sounds like a pretty typical big business rise to power by providing a wholesome treat to the people right? Wrong… There was more going on than almost everybody knew.    Over the years, United Fruit fought hard for low taxes and light regulation. By the beginning of the 20th century, troublesome anti-trust laws had been passed in the US to crack down on business behaviour such as price-fixing and other monopolistic practices. Taxes on large corporations were increased to fund welfare benefits in the US and fully fledged welfare states in Europe. But, with a centre of operations far from the lawmakers of Washington DC, United Fruit largely avoided all this.   The company also gained a reputation as being ruthless when crossed, and acted to remove governments that did not comply with its wishes. United Fruit had first shown its tough nature in the invasion of Honduras in 1911, which was planned by Sam ”The Banana Man” Zemurray, a business partner of United Fruit who later headed the company. Efforts by Zemurray and United Fruit to set up production in Honduras had been blocked by the Honduran government, which was fearful of the power it might wield. United Fruit was not so easily deterred. Zemurray financed an invasion, led by such enterprising types as ”General” (self-appointed) Lee Christmas and freelance trouble-shooter Guy ”Machine Gun” Molony. Thanks to United Fruit, many more exercises in ”regime change” were carried out in the name of the banana.   In 1941, the company hired a new consultant, Sigmund Freud's nephew, Edward Bernays, who had adapted the early disciplines of psychoanalysis to the marketplace. Bernays is known as the ”father of public relations” following his seminal 1928 book, Propaganda, in which he argued that it was the duty of the ”intelligent minority” of society to manipulate the unthinking ”group mind”. This, Bernays asserted, was for the sake of freedom and democracy.   United Fruit had become concerned about its image. In Central America, it was commonly known as el pulpo (the octopus) - its tentacles everywhere. In the US, United Fruit's territories were seen as troubled and forbidding. Under Bernays' guidance, the company began issuing a steady flow of information to the media about its work, rebranding the region as ”Middle America”.   America”.   In 1954, Bernays exercised his manipulative powers to get rid of the Guatemalan government. Democratically elected, it had taken some of United Fruit's large areas of unused land to give to peasant farmers. Bernays' response was to call newspaper contacts who might be amenable to the company view. Journalists were sent on ”fact finding” missions to Central America and, in particular, Guatemala, where they chased false stories of gunfire and bombs. In dispatches home, Guatemala became a place gripped by ”communist terror”.   The company looked, too, to friends in high places, both in the corridors of power and in the offices where the big decisions were made. During the Guatemalan crisis, John Foster Dulles, one of the world's most esteemed statesmen, was secretary of state. His brother, Allen Dulles, was head of the CIA. Both were former legal advisers to United Fruit. Together, the Dulles brothers orchestrated the coup that overthrew Guatemala's government in 1954.   Despite its ugly reputation, United Fruit often made philanthropic gestures.  Eli Black, chief executive of the United Fruit Company, played a part in coining the term ”corporate social responsibility” when, in reference to earthquake relief sent to Nicaragua in 1972, he extolled the company's deeds as ”our social responsibility”.  And in the 1930s, Sam Zemurray donated part of his fortune to a children's clinic in New Orleans. He later gave $1m to the city's Tulane University to finance ”Middle American'' research; he also funded a Harvard professorship for women. Philanthropy, however, did not prevent United Fruit's abuses, and, in the 1950s, the US government decided it had to act. The company's activities had caused such anti-US feeling in Latin America that leftwing revolutionaries such as Fidel Castro and Che Guevara had prospered. And so Washington began to take away some of United Fruit's land.   Ironically, Castro had benefited from the presence of United Fruit in Cuba. His father, a sugar planter, leased land from the company, and had made enough money to afford a good upbringing for his children. Guevara had fought both United Fruit and the CIA during the Guatemalan coup; he maintained thereafter that Latin America had no choice but ”armed struggle”. At New Year 1959, Castro and Guevara seized power in Cuba and kicked out the US-supported regime of Fulgencio Batista.   Like an ailing dictator, United Fruit lashed out - and nearly took the world with it. In 1961, it lent part of its Great White Fleet to the CIA and Cuban exiles in the US who were plotting to overthrow Castro. When the Bay of Pigs invasion failed, Castro, fearing another attack, ushered in armaments from the Soviet Union, prompting the missile crisis of 1962.   United Fruit battled on through the 1960s, its product ever more the victim of disease. Big Mike flagged, died and gave way to the dessert banana most of the developed world eats today, the Cavendish. It was said to be ”disease resistant”. Now that's dying, too.   Eli Black took over the company in 1970, imagining he could turn it back into the colossus it once was. The early 1970s, however, were a terrible period for the image of multinational corporations. Chief among them, oil companies made huge profits from the crisis after the 1973 Middle East war, to the inflationary ruin of rich and poor countries alike. United Fruit became an embarrassment. It was weak where others, such as the oil moguls, remained strong. When its stock market value crashed and regulators moved in, it looked like natural selection.   Early on Monday February 3 1975, a man threw himself out of his office window, 44 floors above Park Avenue, New York. He had used his briefcase to smash the window, and then thrown it out before he leapt, scattering papers for blocks around. Glass fell on to the rush-hour traffic, but amazingly no one else was hurt. The body landed away from the road, near a postal service office. Postmen helped emergency workers clear up the mess so the day's business could carry on.    This jumper was quickly identified as Eli Black, chief executive of the United Fruit Company.   It emerged that Black, a devout family man, had bribed the Honduran president, Oswaldo Lopez Arellano, with $1.25m to encourage him to pull out of a banana cartel which opposed United Fruit. The story was about to come out in the US press. United Fruit's Central American plantations were also struggling with hurricane damage and a new banana disease. Facing disgrace and failure, Black took his own life. His death was shocking, not least because he had the reputation of a highly moral man. Wall Street was outraged, the company's shares crashed and regulators seized its books to prevent ”its further violation of the law”. The company subsequently disappeared from public view and was seemingly erased from the collective mind.   After the fall of the Berlin Wall, in 1989, in a born-again spirit of globalisation, the world's main banana companies picked up the free-market banner once carried by United Fruit. The companies - Chiquita, Del Monte and Dole from the US, and Noboa from Ecuador - did not have anything like the force of United Fruit individually, but they were still a formidable presence. Together they were known to their critics, if not to themselves, as the ”Wild Bunch”.   In the 1990s, the US took its case to the World Trade Organisation, the new high court of globalisation. The companies protested that west European countries unfairly protected the producers of so-called ”Fairtrade” bananas in former European colonies through a complex system of quotas and licences. The Wild Bunch characterised this as revamped colonialism and outmoded welfare state-ism and, instead, promoted their own ”Free Trade” bananas.   In the new millennium, after what had become a general trade war, the Europeans backed down and agreed to concessions. They did so with some rancour, protesting that Washington had again allowed itself to be manipulated by narrow interests. Some spoke of a return of the ”old and dark forces”. They were thinking of United Fruit.   Ok so that's kind of a basic history of United Fruit company to get us going in the right direction to talk about one of the most brutal things they carried out on their workers. You've seen the connection they had and the power they had.. Pretty nuts for a fucking banana company.    On the evening of October 5, 1928, the delegates for Colombia's banana workers in Magdalena gathered to discuss their grievances. Among their concerns were their long hours and low pay; one worker, Aristides López Rojano, remembered: “We worked from six in the morning until eleven and then from one in the afternoon until six.... The contractor paid the salary and reserved up to thirty percent for himself.” Erasmo Coronel (the one wearing the bowtie in the group portrait) spoke in favor of a strike, and the others agreed. At around five in the morning on October 6, 1928, the workers issued the United Fruit Company a list of nine demands.   Stop their practice of hiring through sub-contractors   Mandatory collective insurance   Compensation for work accidents   Hygienic dormitories and 6 day work weeks   Increase in daily pay for workers who earned less than 100 pesos per month   Weekly wage   Abolition of office stores   Abolition of payment through coupons rather than money   Improvement of hospital services   The strike turned into the largest labor movement ever witnessed in the country until then. Radical members of the Liberal Party, as well as members of the Socialist and Communist Parties, participated.   The workers wanted to be recognized as employees, and demanded the implementation of the Colombian legal framework of the 1920s.   After U.S. officials in Colombia and United Fruit representatives portrayed the workers' strike as "communist" with a "subversive tendency" in telegrams to Frank B. Kellogg, the United States Secretary of State, the United States government threatened to invade with the U.S. Marine Corps if the Colombian government did not act to protect United Fruit's interests. The Colombian government was also compelled to work for the interests of the company, considering they could cut off trade of Colombian bananas with significant markets such as the United States and Europe.   As there was no agreement the Government militarized the zone. The newspaper "La Prensa" published the following:   "MORE TROOPS FOR THE BANANERA REGION. We have been informed that the leaving of the Commissioner sent by the Industry Ministry due to the existing conflict between the workers and the company has turned the situation critical. For this reason, the War Ministry ordered the concentration of more troops in Ciénaga. Therefore, yesterday night, a numerous contingent was dispatched from here on a special ship"   By the end of November the Magdalena Agriculture Society tried to find a solution to the situation. They named a Commission and along with the Chief of the Work Office and the workers' delegates would have a meeting with the UFC since the conflict was affecting everyone's interests. The multinational rejected meeting the Commission stating that the workers were out of the law. The representatives of the workers left for Ciénaga with the aim of convincing their fellow workers to abandon the region. They also demanded the arbitration as a last legal resort.   Social Party (PSR) founded in 1927 in Bogotá. The strike was also supported by the national and departmental union leaders ascribed to the Magdalena Workers Federation, the Magdalena Worker Union and the General Union of Workers of the Union Society (popularly known as the Yellow Union which integrated railway, port and construction workers of Santa Marta).   The first week of December everything was at a standstill, without a solution. The company hired a steamboat and brought 200 military men and took over the town hall without the mayor's authorization. To this respect the Ciénaga newspaper "Diario del Córdoba" noted:   "We do not know who ordered changing the town house into a campsite of troops, but we are certain that the municipality spokesman was not consulted for this illegal occupation. He would have certainly opposed it since there was no alteration of public order according to the norms in force. We see that the procedures here are "manu militari", without any consideration under the obvious alarm of these peoples, panic in society and business."   Military roadblocks were displayed. Trains were searched and the army prevented strikers from using them33. Tension increased and temporary workers started to return to their hometowns. Military pressure blocked the communication systems and the mail, telephones, telegraph and even the press stopped working. The strikers seized the train from Ciénaga to the plantations and they prevented its exit during the day.   On December 3rd, the press was conscious of the extreme situation: The situation of the Banana Strike is worse than ever. Especially because of the uneasiness caused by the Governor's Office for having called the Army. Any kind of meeting was banned, as it was assumed that they questioned the state legitimacy and stability and the government decisions. This measure outraged workers, because some detentions took place in Ciénaga and they were justified by the police since some documents of an apparently communist campaign were confiscated.   From this moment on, American Diplomats started to worry for the security of the American employees up to the point that the Government of the United States sent a ship to Santa Marta for the protection of their citizens as was stated by the US ambassador in Bogotá. He made clear that it was not a war cruise. Anyhow, it was possible to confirm that in the ports of Ciénaga and Santa Marta war ships docked with the aim of reinforcing troops.    To break the strike, on December 2nd, a military contingent of 300 men arrived in Ciénaga from the interior of the country. The major of the zone considered that these soldiers would be better at facing the situation than those native of the region. At the same time that same day some municipalities protested against the disposition of the governor's office. The workers exodus continued, the general situation of commerce aggravated, many commercial houses closed and some of them stopped paying their debts alleging the scarce security conditions and low sales. Similarly occurred with the stores of the UFC which closed due to lack of business activity. There was a total lack of supplies of basic products in the banana zone.   With the excuse that in Ciénaga the strikers were committing all kinds of outrages, the army seized the train to mobilize troops to the different towns, preventing normal circulation; this information proved false and the train returned to Cienaga during the first hours of the next day. The community remained isolated and without the possibility to use the train as a transportation means. The train was used by the militaries for the surveillance of plantations.   A State of Siege declaration was expected and this increased tension among strikers who organized collective bodies in different locations to prevent the work of producers. Detentions continued. The train detention by the military and the impossibility to take bananas out due to the positions of the strikers and small landowners, the harvested fruit began to rot.   The Workers Union used the newspaper Vanguardia Obrera and other pasquinades to inform about their position and to keep public opinion updated. On December 5th, alleging that the strikers had managed to get weapons, the government decreed the State of Siege. This was not made public to the workers and for this reason they became more exacerbated.   A pressure mechanism used to obtain the support of merchants was the fact of creating solidarity to boycott the public market stores and other commercial firms if the transaction was not authorized by the Workers Union. This way, merchants could not sell if they did not have the "permission". To accomplish this policy the union had 5.000 workers acting as vigilantes. This situation led the UFC to ask the government if the State was in condition to protect its interests. The State response was dubious. In its effort to reach an equilibrium between the pressure of the company and that of the workers, it submitted a communication where it stated that it would analyse the situation and would take the corresponding steps.   The workers' unrest for not feeling the State support led them to radicalization of their protest and since that moment, seizures of banana farms took place in different municipalities. There were confrontations between land owners, the military and the workers. It is worth mentioning the events in Sevilla, where workers detained a group of soldiers.   As the tension increased with this last event the Ministry Council declared general alteration of public order on December 5th, and gave special faculties to Minister Arrazola to act as a mediator between the parties and positioned General Cortés Vargas as Civil and Military Chief. This intervention was justified by the economic losses of the socio-economic and political system of the nation because it had been estimated that up to that moment the losses exceeded one million dollars and given the fact that the fierce position of the workers had stopped communications and transportations and even there had been seizures in several localities and there was fear concerning the situation of Santa Marta.   The government sent information to the United Press as follows: "The government has decreed the State of Siege in the Province of Santa Marta where the workers of the United Fruit Company maintain a strike lasting several days. General Carlos Cortés Vargas has been appointed Civil and Military Chief". On the other hand, the national press and especially that of the capital announced: " there has never been a longer and more numerous strike in the country than this of the workers of Magdalena. Thirty-two thousand workers have been in total inactivity for more than thirty days in the banana region, there are no signs that this situation will have a favourable solution"   Events reached their peak in Ciénaga. The workers had concentrated for a pacific demonstration in the evening of the 5th of December. The Governor Nuñez Roca decreed the dispersion of the demonstration. The workers did not receive this well; they declared that authorities had taken this decision with the support of the UFC and the militaries without the presence of workers' representatives. This made clear to them that authorities were defending the interests of the Company and the local "bananacracy"and not theirs as Colombian workers. The concentration ended in a protest.   The militaries obeyed the orders of the Governor and it was authorized to follow orders and demand the workers to dissolve the demonstration as it was not authorized.   The text was read in the square and at the same time the troop took positions. There were approximately 1.500 strikers in the square.   The army gave the strikers 15 minutes to disperse and the workers' answer was a the massive agitation of the Colombian flags and shouts related to the workers movement. The army responded with drumbeats and the menace to repel the strikers. Three bugle warnings were given, but nevertheless the strikers remained in their positions. A deep silence reigned in the square and the menace of the army became an unfortunate reality when the shout "Shoot" was uttered. Rifles and machine guns were discharged against the defenceless and unarmed demonstrators. In minutes the ground of the square was tinted with blood.   Once the attack of the army against their own fellow citizens ended, the sight was dantesque. The cadavers, the wounded and their relatives were troubling scenes. These events took place at the dawn of December 6th: a brutal aggression against a workers' demonstration.   The news invaded the media and the first chronicles appeared with living information about the tragic balance of the events. The first report on the newspaper "La Prensa" from Barranquilla informed of 8 people killed and 20 wounded. After a week, the same newspaper mentioned 100 dead and 238 wounded. Meanwhile official sources and diplomatic communications signalled the number of people killed as being 1.000. This number, and along with other kind of testimonies collected, agree that the number of killings was over a thousand and that the militaries loaded the trains with the corpses and buried them in mass graves in inaccessible areas and up to the present times they have not been localized.   This repression caused a massive exodus of the terrified population. They abandoned the zone and migrated to different parts of the country for fear of military persecution and arrestment. Many of them left their scarce possessions behind.   National and international media widely covered this event. Both the UFC and the government tried to manipulate the information to protect their image. The press echoed and broadcasted the sometimes biased news, informing about "combats" between the army troops and the "revolutionaries" and that as a result of these combats, 8 "bandits" were killed and 20 were wounded. The War Ministry insisted that "in Magdalena there was no strike, but a revolution".   Other newspapers such as "La Prensa" from Barranquilla, issued their edition of December 8th in red characters as a reference to this event that brought mourning to the entire country and as a symbolic commemorative act.   Referring to a communication sent to the United Press, the War Ministry informed officially that in the attack of the strikers against the troops there had been 8 dead and 20 wounded and that in order to control the revolutionary outbreaks against state order, the immediate mobilization of more troops had been ordered. They would arrive from cities of the interior of the country. It also emphasised the position of the government that the workers' situation in Magdalena was delicate and that vigorous decisions had to be taken in order to solve this issue. It also informed that beside Ciénaga, other localities had to be intervened.   The Times from New York informed in a biased and extended way that the turmoil in the Colombian Banana Region was provoked by Mexican incendiaries, who had led the process of the Mexican Revolution, two decades earlier. It also gave details about the aspects of the banana strike that were consequences of the expiration of the Barco Concession .   At the same time the UFC issued a press communication to the New York agencies and the worldwide correspondents declaring: "the difficult situation experienced during the past days in the Colombian banana region, where the company has valuable interests, has quite improved in the last 24 hours and the dispatches sent from the scene, give rise to expectations for a prompt solution of the conflict surged between the workers and the company which ended in an extended strike of revolutionary nature".   While the American press provided biased information, trying to defend the multinational interests and that of their government, the national press analysed the situation with greater objectivity. The daily newspaper "El Tiempo" from Bogotá commented in an extended note that most of the claims of the strikers were righteous improvement of working conditions. Nevertheless, due to its conservative position, the editorial stated that they did not agree with the strike since they considered that the workers had a bad leadership and they made the leaders responsible for what had happened. They reminded the authorities that force is not the supreme reason as the only system to solve a conflict since violence is not a valid option to impose certain vindications.   In response to these events and as a protest for the massacre, several offices of the United Fruit and the railway were set on fire and destroyed. The hard situation caused by the army repression and the lack of jobs led to the assault of the company's stores where people seized food.    "It is not about fixing anyhow a difficult situation, it is about avoiding more critical events in the immediate future. Therefore we need a wise, prudent, political Colombian, who does not forget the circumstances regarding the conflict. Someone who does not forget how the United Fruit Company manipulates the political and civil life of Magdalena and who does not think it indispensable to send troops for hunting workers as animals. Someone who will not be hard and inflexible with them and subordinated and honey mouthed with the company agents"   After the massacre, the workers who managed to escape emigrated to other areas of the region and new versions of the events started to become public. It was the version of the defeated. This version informed the public opinion about the concentration in the Ciénaga square and not in farms as had been informed by authorities to justify the fact of not being able to notify the exact number of deaths.   On December 10th after a convulsed weekend, the headings announced "the revolutionaries' flee in stampede to the Sierra Nevada," "government troops completely defeated the strikers "; the War Minister informs that there were more deaths during the last combats". In general, the press informed about a revolutionary movement which confronted the military forces and that the army was responding with rigor, but that there had not been any excess on their part. The banana zone was returning to normal, as well as the train service between Ciénaga and Santa Marta and the steam boat service between Ciénaga and Barranquilla. They also informed that since public order had been reestablished, businesses had already opened and that the exodus of the population had ended.   General Cortés Vargas issued a decree through which the revolutionaries of Magdalena were declared a gang of outlaws. The decree consisted of three articles and in one section, as a justification, it was stated that the rebel strikers committed all kinds of outrages: arson in public and private property, pillage, interruption of telegraphic and telephonic communications, destruction of railways, assault of citizens who did not agree with their communist and anarchist doctrine. This was the justification for decreeing martial law to give security to citizens and to re-establish public order. On the other hand the workers' leaders and accessories should be prosecuted to face their responsibilities. And to finish, the public force was authorized to use their guns.   At the same time troops were sent to avoid the surviving strikers' flee to the Sierra Nevada and the Departament of Atlántico. To accomplish this all the towns neighbouring the banana zone were alerted. Numerous detentions occurred and the prisoners were sent to Ciénaga to be judged by a Martial Court.   Wow…. Fucking bananas caused all this shit… Well obviously not than JUST bananas but holy shit man.    So the crazy thing is United Fruit company continued to operate did so long after this incident until eventually after the the suicide of Eli Black things unraveled and the company went away. Or did it? Well it did not. In fact the company is now still a huge banana company called… Chiquita! But at least all that bullshit is on the past… Oh wait wait… No it's not!    While Chiquita is not actively massacring people, in 2007, it admitted to paying $1.7 million to the United Self-Defense Forces of Columbia (A.U.C.), a far-right paramilitary group responsible for thousands of killings and some of the worst massacres in Colombia. The A.U.C. was designated by the United States as a terrorist group at the time and Chiquita was forced to pay $25 million for violating counterterrorism laws. In particular, the A.U.C. targeted labor leaders, liquidated problem employees, and removed people from lands needed for cultivation.   “They are so bad that in 2001, even the Bush administration was forced to designate them as a terrorist organization,” said Terry Collingsworth, a Labor and Human Rights Attorney. He proceeds to say that multinational corporations had automatically aligned with the A.U.C. “They've made it safe for business here. That's what they do.” Collingsworth states, from his and his associates' reporting, that Chiquita likely paid much more than $1.7 million to the A.U.C.   Over much of the 20th century, banana companies like United Fruit effectively took over governments in countries like Guatemala and Honduras, leading to the countries' model being known as “banana republics”. A banana republic would describe politically unstable countries economically dependent on bananas as a sole export and product, and it has been diversified to include other limited-resource products. The CIA would strong-arm these governments to protect the business interests of banana companies at the expense of workers and people who lived in those countries, often propping up repressive regimes. With a historic priority of keeping the costs of bananas low, banana companies were willing to do whatever it took to keep prices low, from stifling labor movements, keeping wages low, and strong-arming governments. The United Fruit Company did it then, and Chiquita Brands does it now.   In 1999, President Clinton apologized to Guatemala, saying that “support for military forces and intelligence units which engaged in violence and widespread repression was wrong, and the United States must not repeat that mistake.” Movies:   Horror movies about killer food   https://screenrant.com/funniest-horror-b-movies-murderous-food/

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Canary Cry News Talk #414 - 11.22.2021  OP SHAW REPRISAL: Waukeshaw Tragedy, Dark Waccine's, Socio-Tech Society - CCNT 414 WEBSITE/SHOW NOTES: CanaryCryNewsTalk.com LINKTREE: CanaryCry.Party SUPPORT: CanaryCryRadio.com/Support MEET UPS: CanaryCryMeetUps.com ravel Podcast (Basil's other podcast) Facelikethesun Resurrection (Gonz' new YouTube channel) Truther Dating experiment   INTRO Prayducers: SUV plows crowd, 5 dead, 40 injured, Waukesha Wi, 50 mi from Kenosha (Reuters) Driver identified (Fox, MSN) Red car was used in music videos (Newsweek)   FLIPPY Producer i_am_flippy Clip: Flippy threatens Basil ARM honorable mention amongst the beasts of tech winners (Robotics Automation News) no category for fliipy, no category for us   TRANSHUMAN Transhumanism, how close are we? (iLounge)   COVID19/I AM WACCINE Clip: Biden tells jab jokes Clip: Gottlieb, former FDA, says at some point, this will be 3 jab vax (CBS) Headline: Marine Corps on pace to be worst for waccine compliance (Wapo) Headline: Symptomless covid, A.Y.4.2. (Sentinel) UCSD Scientist creates SENSR to detect covid (UCSD Guardian) Angry and divided, Austria reacts to lockdowns and mandates (NY Times)   Party Pitch BREAK 1: Executive Producers, Paypal, Patrons   GREAT RESET The Great “Shopping” Reset, how pandemic fixed retail (WSJ)   MONEY/BRRRR UN warns of “colossal collapse of Afghan banking system” (WTVB)   BITCOIN El Salvador to build

Quiz and Hers
S14 E7 - A "General" Knowledge Quiz

Quiz and Hers

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 56:51


We have a pretty “major” episode this week because Justin has written six trivia questions all about famous generals. We also “private”ly discuss “colonels” of truth about military history, TV shows, and classic literature. “Lieutenant”.2:02: Q1 (Sports & Games): The Washington Generals are primarily known for being the longsuffering opponents of what much more famous sports team?8:35: Q2 (Arts & Literature): General Scheisskopf – which literally means “shithead” in English – is a minor, minor, minor, minor character in what satirical Joseph Heller novel?16:26: Q3 (Times & Places): What American General famously promised the Philippines “I shall return”, in 1942?29:04: Q4 (Movies & TV): What action-comedy TV series introduced viewers to an orange 1969 Dodge Charger nicknamed the “General Lee”?34:48: Q5 (Everything Else): While the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Space Force call their four-star officers “Generals”, what is the equivalent rank in the Navy, Coast Guard, Public Health Commissioned Corps, and NOAA Corps?42:33: Q6 (Music): The very modern Major General Stanley is a character in what Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera?Theme music: "Thinking it Over" by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY 2.0E-Mail: quizandhers@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/quizandhers/Twitter: https://twitter.com/quizandhersInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/quizandhers/Voice from the Underground Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/voice-from-the-underground-politics-pop-culture/id1302884018Brain Ladle Podcast: http://www.brainladletrivia.com/Cormac on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CormacsThoughts

Bouncing Forward with Amy Purdy
My Dad: Fighting For Your Life, Saving A Life, and Staying Inspired Always

Bouncing Forward with Amy Purdy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 39:44


Stephan Purdy, Amy's dad, is a Vietnam veteran who chose to enlist in the Marine Corps and serve in Vietnam despite not being drafted. Decades later, he would give his daughter a kidney to save her life. In this emotional episode, Amy and her dad Stephan talk through the life changing question they have both had to answer: how would you live your life if you knew today may be your last day on earth? In this Episode: Amy and Stephan both fought for their lives at a young age and continue to live an inspired life Stephan's first reaction to finding out his daughter was critically ill and on life support How to stay inspired knowing your life's on the line Living in the present moment Keep in Touch: Follow Amy on Instagram: @amypurdygurl Call or text Amy: 970-747-3400 I want to share something that I'm really excited about. My Live Inspired jewelry collection with tiny tags launches this month. I designed this jewelry collection for you, and I hope that when you wear it, it's a reminder to do the things that inspire you most and to surround yourself with those who inspire you most. I expect this collection to sell out pretty quickly because we have a limited supply. Join the waitlist now and you'll be the first to know when it goes on sale.

The Military Veteran Dad Podcast
141 | Warrior Reunion Foundation With Charlie Williams

The Military Veteran Dad Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 44:37


Are you still trying to find your place in the world? You are not alone, Veterans all around the United States are in the same spot as you. We leave the Military behind, but we also feel we leave ourselves behind in the process, and that journey to get direction after is the real front lines of a transition effort. Today, I am talking with Charlie Williams, a part of an organization called Warriors Reunion Foundation. They bring together combat units who served together to rekindle the friendships that were left behind in time. It's a process that helps us reconnect with the good in our lives, the lives we protected, the lives we saved, and remember who has your six. Charlie served in the Marine Corps from 2003-2007, has served in law enforcement, and now is the Program Manager for the foundation. This is a special interview in the history books as we dive into several topics that hit the core struggle that Military Dads are faced with.   Topics Covered: Finding service after serving Why reuniting units is important Finding your place in the world after serving Integrating your work with your parenting Demonstrating grit to your kids How to pass life lessons onto our kids How to connect with guest https://www.linkedin.com/in/charles-williams-b97795193 (LinkedIn) https://www.facebook.com/WarriorReunion/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/warriorreunionfoundation/ (Instagram) https://www.facebook.com/WarriorReunion/ (Twitter) https://www.warriorreunionfoundation.org/ (Website) Thank you for Listening to the Episode! Be sure to subscribe on https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-military-veteran-dad-podcast/id1448127126 (Apple), https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9taWxpdGFyeXZldGVyYW5kYWQubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M (Google), https://open.spotify.com/show/2I1mwoZ0VaR9tLdCwwxsg2 (Spotify), or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at ben@militaryveterandad.com. Follow Ben on Social Media to stay up to date on Military Veteran Dad – https://www.facebook.com/benjamin.killoy (Facebook) | https://twitter.com/BenKilloy (Twitter) | https://www.instagram.com/militaryveterandad/?hl=en (Instagram) | https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-killoy/ (LinkedIn) For help, resources, and community support, please join the https://www.facebook.com/groups/militaryveterandad (Military Veteran Dad) Facebook Group. Be sure to check out all the http://www.freedadcourse.com/ (free courses) available to help you come home to a better tomorrow. Heads Up: My episodes may contain affiliate links! If you buy something through one of those links, you won't pay a penny more, but we'll get a small commission, which helps keep the lights on. Thanks! Support this podcast

Military to Corporate Survival Guide
Is a Top Tier MBA Right for you Featuring Shawn Horvath (HBS '23)

Military to Corporate Survival Guide

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 31:57


My Fellow Shoremate,One of the most common questions I get is whether you should go out and get an MBA.  Join us today in a conversation with Sean Horvath, Harvard Business School class of 23.  Fellow classmates and former roommates at Navigation school, Sean and I talked in depth about his plans to go to business school years ago.  In this episode, he talks about how he brought those dreams to life.If you would like to be included on my weekly career tip + job distribution list emails, head to militarytocorporatepodcast.comIf you would like to contact me directly, you can reach me at jelliott@lucasgroup.comUntil next time my friend,You've got this

Vietnam Veteran News with Mack Payne
Episode 2207 – Vietnam Vet Dale McKnight – “The best thing I ever did was join the Marine Corps”

Vietnam Veteran News with Mack Payne

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 9:55


Episode 2207 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about Dale McKnight, the Vietnam Vet who said: “The best thing I ever did was join the Marine Corps.” The featured story appeared on KX CBS News of … Continue reading → The post Episode 2207 – Vietnam Vet Dale McKnight – “The best thing I ever did was join the Marine Corps” appeared first on .

Up Before You
#182: David Portillo on Getting Uncomfortable, Having Fun Doing It, and Not Taking Yourself Too Seriously

Up Before You

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 70:00


On Episode 182 I sit down with David Portillo. Portillo is my friend that I met last summer at a Diesel Day Event at Tosh's ranch and someone I've had the pleasure of getting to know better since then. This guy loves to do hard shit but always manages to do it with a smile on his face. He's someone I look up to in that regard and we dive into that in more depth throughout this episode. Portillo is from the LA area and now lives in Texas. He joined the Marine Corps. in 2002 where he did 3 deployments. He got out in 2006 before being recalled for a 4th tour in Afghanistan in 2008. Portillo is now a medical technician. He enjoys working out, cold beer, and spending time with family. I think it's now clear why he and I have become good friends. As always, I hope that you enjoy this episode!

AI with AI
Face/Off

AI with AI

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 40:13


Andy and Dave discuss the latest in AI news and research, including the Defense Innovation Unit releasing Responsible AI Guidelines in Practice, which seeks to ensure tech contractors adhere to the Department of Defense's existing ethical principles for AI [0:53]. “Meta” (the Facebook re-brand) announces that it will end its use of facial recognition software and delete data on more than a billion people, though it will retain the technology for other products in its metaverse [3:12]. Australia's information and privacy commissioners release an order to Clearview AI to stop collecting facial biometrics from Australian citizens and to destroy all existing data [5:16]. The U.S. Marine Corps releases a Talent Management 2030 report, which describes the need for more cognitively mature Marines and seeks to “leverage the power of AI,” and to be “at the vanguard of service efforts to operationalize AI [7:39].” DOD releases at 2021 Report on Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China, which describes China's use of AI technology in influence operations, the digital silk road, military capabilities, and more [10:46]. A competition using unrestricted adversarial examples at the 2021 Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition includes as co-authors several members of the Army Engineering University of the People's Liberation Army [11:43]. Research from Okinawa and Australia demonstrates that deep reinforcement learning can produce accurate quantum control, even with noisy measurements, using a small particle moving in a double-well. [14:31] MIT Press makes available a nearly 700-page book, Algorithms for Decision Making, organized around four sources of uncertainty (outcome, model, state, and interaction) [18:01]. And Dr. Amanda Kerrigan and Kevin Pollpeter join Andy and Dave to discuss their latest research in what China is doing with AI technology, including a bi-weekly newsletter on the topic, and a preliminary analysis on China's view of Intelligent Warfare [20:06]. https://www.cna.org/CAAI/audio-video  

Enlisted Point of View
#16- Return! Ship, New Command, Depression

Enlisted Point of View

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 33:05


Sorry about the audio on this one! Recorded while at work with a lav mic and didn't get the expected results. Listen in and I'll tell you about whats been going on and talk about my ship life experience.Music: https://www.bensound.comiTunes: https://apple.co/2NgpPtNSpotify: https://spoti.fi/2Elb0DFStitcher: http://bit.ly/2EkxYKSGoogle Play: http://bit.ly/2Iq1AupFacebook: http://bit.ly/2Xf2gpZTwitter: http://bit.ly/2XgPven

Real Laughs
Y'all Want Some Jerky?

Real Laughs

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 44:33


Thursday 11-18-21 Show #684: We go over the best - and worst - green room service, Ken talks about Miguel's dad's Marine Corps birthday party and how drunk he got, dealing with internet bullies, and Ken has some words for Scottie Pippen.

ALL MARINE RADIO - Podcasts
THE ALL MARINE RADIO HOUR: Mensa Bros — What makes the Marine Corps GREAT? What role does ‘diversity’ play in that? Diversity of thought? Diversity of skin color? Will you lower standards to get there?

ALL MARINE RADIO - Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 143:51


Three retired Marine Infantry Officers — Colonel Will Costantini, Colonel Jeff Kenney & Major Tim Lynch join host Mike McNamara for an hour of current events discussion every Thursday here on ALL MARINE RADIO. TODAY'S TOPICS: 2016 Officer and Enlisted Comparison of the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps by race and ethnicity General […]

Expert(ish) Podcast
E56 - Outsourcing Weakness with Chris Dorward

Expert(ish) Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 48:36


A veteran of the Marine Corps and a former law enforcement officer, Chris transitioned into the real estate industry to provide a strategic approach to the process of buying and selling homes. In spite of the transition being difficult, outsourcing his weaknesses and focusing on his strengths have allowed him to grow his business and succeed. In today's episode of the Expert(ish) Podcast, Jay talks with Chris about his journey to becoming an entrepreneur. As well as sharing some of his secrets for being successful in real estate, Chris will also speak about his biggest mistake and how he learned from it. Chris Dorward is the President & CEO of the Chris Dorward Real Estate Team. His expertise includes working both as a seller's and buyer's agent. The experience that he gained at Keller Williams has enabled him to provide a superior level of service to his clients. Enjoy! If you are looking for an inexpensive and super convenient healthcare option, check out SkillMil Telehealth Services. It's a program that works well as a supplement to VA health care. Simply click on telehealth services on their website, fill out the basic info, and use the referral code Expert(ish) Podcast in the dropdown menu to get started. In This Episode2:28 - Chris' life after getting out of the military 4:58 - How Chris started his career in real estate 9:27 - His secret to having a successful real property business 16:45 - The biggest mistake Chris ever made in his business 24:42 - The main reason for Chris' decision to enter the real estate industry 34:11 - His advice on how to get started in any business 40:57 - One of the greatest successes in Chris' life Favorite Quotes"That military mindset of failure is not an option was very powerful with where I sit today. Sometimes the hardest part is getting beyond your own mental mind block of what you could be good at. And you just get on try it and do it." - Chris Dorward "I lost about a hundred thousand dollars in gross commission income just by letting stuff fall through the cracks. So leveraging out to your weaknesses is definitely the best part." - Chris Dorward "Focus on what you're best at and then hire on your weaknesses. Don't be afraid to make changes. If something's not working or you'd like to see a difference, you've got to do something. You got to dig in there and make the change." - Chris Dorward "Where you are today, you're there because you made decisions. Whether good or bad, it's in your hands. So, if you don't like where you're at, change it. If you do like where you're at, keep it going. Make it bigger." - Chris Dorward "The key to success and happiness is not feeling you're at work when you're at work. If you find something that you really enjoy doing, you're not at work, you're having fun. Being out and talking to different people every day and making them smile now and then, it's fun." - Chris Dorward Engage with Chris DorwardLinkedInFacebookWebsite: Chris Dorward Real Estate Team Connect with Expert(ish) Podcast Host JAY JOHNSONCall (858) 925- 4536WebsiteLinkedInFacebookInstagram Listen to more episodes of the  Expert(ish) PodcastiTunesSpotify  

The Transition
Becoming A Franchise Entrepreneur with Marlon Terrell, Owner & Operator at Chick-Fil-A

The Transition

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 64:51


Today on the Transition, I brought on Navy Veteran Marlon Terell, Owner and Operator of two New Jersey Based Chick-Fil-A Franchises. Marvin lifts the veil and gives a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to buy into a franchise, the leadership challenges that come with running one, and the abundance of opportunities available to veterans and military spouses in the space. Be sure to subscribe to the Transition Newsletter on Substack here: https://bit.ly/37Bb8Ne I release a newsletter every Tuesday, and a podcast every Thursday. You can leave a comment about each episode on Substack, and if you have any questions about your own venture, post that as well. I'm always looking for content and would love to learn what you all are struggling with in your own ventures. Check out the 2021 Bunker Labs Holiday Gift Guide here: https://bit.ly/3nYoVoC Tune into Office Hours In addition, we're also hosting Live-Weekly Office hours for you every Tuesday on Linkedin, Facebook, and Youtube at 11 AM EST. If you find yourself stuck, have questions about Bunker Labs programming, or just want to get some tips and advice for your venture, tune into Office Hours. It's hosted by yours truly, along with other members of the Bunker Labs Marketing Team, as well as guest SME's and other members from around the community. Get Connected with Bunker Labs If you want to get plugged into the Bunker Labs ecosystem, visit www.BunkerLabs.org, select a city nearest to you, sign up for the local newsletter, and attend one of our networking events. It's that simple. From there be sure to get connected in Bunker Online, where you can learn about our many different programs to support your entrepreneurial journey. We have programs that will take you from idea to invoice, incubate you, and position you to grow alongside other founders and CEOs. Register today by clicking connect at Bunkerlabs.org

Armstrong & Getty Extra Large Interviews
A Warrior Story: Mike Spivey & A New Life

Armstrong & Getty Extra Large Interviews

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 8:41


Back in 2010, Mike Spivey was seven-years deep into his Marine Corps career. While on a foot patrol in Sangin, Afghanistan, and IED explosion left Mike badly injured. The blast would not only cost him his left arm, but force him to exit from his preferred career many years too soon. While Mike was in the hospital, Warrior Foundation Freedom Station was there to help him begin his transition to civilian life. Mike joined Armstrong & Getty to talk about how WFFS helped him find his new life. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

ALL MARINE RADIO - Podcasts
THE ALL MARINE RADIO HOUR: General Berger told NPR “The Marine Corps is reinventing itself to reflect America” — what is the USMC’s racial & ethnic makeup today and what is the problem?

ALL MARINE RADIO - Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 90:41


NPR article & interview:  The Marine Corps is reinventing itself to reflect America, says top general REPORT:  Marine Corps by Gender, Race and Ethnicity, Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity STUDY:  Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force Experimental Assessment Report              

In Honor Of
Chance Sigler

In Honor Of

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 31:26


In this episode, I get to connect with long-time friend and classmate, Chance. Chance has served in the U.S. Marine Corps and is currently a police officer. In this episode, Chance is able to share just how complicated life can be sometimes while encouraging self care. Anyone can learn something from this conversation. Here is my tribute to you Chance.

The Cognitive Crucible
#70 Hess on the Information Environment and Adapting the Military

The Cognitive Crucible

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 34:51


The Cognitive Crucible is a forum that presents different perspectives and emerging thought leadership related to the information environment. The opinions expressed by guests are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of or endorsement by the Information Professionals Association. During this episode, MGySgt William Hess discusses a variety of topics related to the information environment. MGySgt Hess is the Senior Enlisted Advisor for the Deputy Commandant for Information at the Headquarters of the United States Marine Corps. In this capacity, his opinions influence the way the Marine Corps navigates information and cognitive-related challenges. After he provides his national security assessment, he discusses how Russia's 2007 cyber attack on Estonia is informing the Marine Corps' capability build today, as well as talent and educational shifts which are happening within the Marine Corps. Link to full show notes and resources https://information-professionals.org/episode/cognitive-crucible-episode-71 Guest Bio: MGySgt William Hess, Senior Enlisted Advisor (SEA), for the Deputy Commandant for Information (DC I) at the Headquarters of the United States Marine Corps. He also holds a PhD in Information Technology with an emphasis in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity. Disclaimer--- William Hess graduated in 1998 from Widefield High School in Colorado Springs, CO.  He underwent recruit training at 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, Mike Company, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA.  Upon graduation from Recruit Training and Marine Combat Training, he was assigned to Camp Johnson, for Basic Supply Clerk Course, 3043 MOS. In December of 1998, Private First Class Hess was assigned to 3rd Supply Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, Okinawa Japan.  Serving as a Fiscal Clerk, Lance Corporal (LCpl) Hess aided in the consolidation of Supply and Maintenance Battalions to create the newly formed 3rd Material Readiness Battalion. In January of 2000, LCpl Hess was transferred to Marine Air Group-16 (MAG-16), 3rd Marine Air Wing.  Within MAG-16, he served as a Consolidated Memorandum Record (CMR) Clerk.  In June of 2000, LCpl Hess was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron (HQHQSQDN), Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, CA to perform the duties of a Marine Corps Instructor of Water Survival.  During his time at the MCAS Miramar Training Tank, he was meritoriously promoted to the rank of Corporal (Cpl). In May of 2002, Cpl Hess received a lateral move to the 4066 MOS, and was promoted to the Rank of Sergeant (Sgt).  Upon completion of the Entry Level Small Systems Computer Specialist Course he was assigned as the NCOIC of the Field Response Team, HQHQSQDN, MCAS Miramar, CA. In July of 2005, Sgt Hess was assigned to 2nd Marine Division and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).  Upon returning from deployment, he was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant (SSgt).  After returning to 2nd Marine Division he was assigned as the Data Plans Chief for II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) Forward in support of OIF.  In June of 2008, SSgt Hess transferred to 7th Communications Battalion and was assigned as the Data Chief for the 31st MEU. In June of 2009, SSgt Hess transferred to Marine Corps Network Operations and Security Center, now the Marine Corps Cyber Operations Group, where he served as the Incident Manager for the Marine Corps.  During this assignment, he was promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant (GySgt) and received a lateral move to the Information Assurance Technician MOS (0689). In June of 2011, GySgt was assigned to 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, CA.  From February to August of 2012, he was deployed with 1st Marine Division Forward in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  In July of 2013, GySgt Hess was selected to receive the Information Assurance Scholarship Program to attend the Naval Post Graduate School.  While in attendance at the Naval Post Graduate School, he was promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant (MSgt). In July of 2015, MSgt Hess was assigned as the Staff Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge and Chief Instructor of the Cybersecurity Technician and Managers School House aboard 29 Palms California.  During this assignment, MSgt Hess was responsible for training and certifying over 200 Cybersecurity Technicians, and ~50 Cybersecurity Managers.  MSgt Hess was frocked to the rank of Master Gunnery Sergeant (MGySgt) in August of 2017. In Sept of 2017, MGySgt Hess assumed his post at I MEF initially serving as the Cybersecurity Chief, and then transitioning into the Cyberspace Operations Chief with the advent of the 17xx Occupational Field.  MGySgt Hess then transitioned to the MEF G-3 Fire and Effects Coordination Center (FECC) to assume the role of the Non-Kinetic Fires and Effects Chief, responsible for coordinating Operations Information Environment (OIE) effects into the Targeting Cycle. MGySgt Hess was selected from the Deputy Commandant of Information (DC I), Information Maneuver Division (IMD), Readiness Branch as the Cyberspace Operations Chief and Branch Chief to assume his current role as the DC I Senior Enlisted Advisor in June of 2021. MGySgt Hess's personal accomplishments and decorations include: The Meritorious Service Medal with one gold star, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with four gold stars, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with two gold stars, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Information Technology, a Master of Science degree in Cyber Systems and Operations with (6) NSA Certifications, and a PhD in Information Technology with an emphasis in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity. About: The Information Professionals Association (IPA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to exploring the role of information activities, such as influence and cognitive security, within the national security sector and helping to bridge the divide between operations and research. Its goal is to increase interdisciplinary collaboration between scholars and practitioners and policymakers with an interest in this domain. For more information, please contact us at communications@information-professionals.org. Or, connect directly with The Cognitive Crucible podcast host, John Bicknell, on LinkedIn. Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate, 1) IPA earns from qualifying purchases, 2) IPA gets commissions for purchases made through links in this post.

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Monday, November 15, 2021

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 14:31


Democrat Beto O'Rourke, onetime presidential candidate is now going to run for Governor of Texas… https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/texas-governor-democrat-beto-orourke/2021/11/15/f6fc6bb4-461c-11ec-95dc-5f2a96e00fa3_story.html Judge Dismisses Weapons Charge in Kyle Rittenhouse Trial https://www.theepochtimes.com/judge-dismisses-weapons-charge-in-kyle-rittenhouse-trial_4104978.html Gen. David Berger, commandant of the Marine Corps, said during an interview on Friday that the smallest US military force has plans for a massive overhaul within the service designed to focus on diversity and "to reflect America." https://thepostmillennial.com/marine-corps-is-reinventing-itself-to-reflect-america-focus-on-diversity-top-general/ Intense storms in Egypt unleashed a massive swarm of scorpions from their nests, stinging 450 people and killing 3 https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/austria-orders-nationwide-lockdown-unvaccinated-81162024 The Austrian government has ordered a nationwide lockdown for unvaccinated people to combat rising coronavirus infections and deaths https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/austria-orders-nationwide-lockdown-unvaccinated-81162024

CrossPolitic Studios
Daily News Brief for Monday, November 15, 2021

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 14:31


Democrat Beto O'Rourke, onetime presidential candidate is now going to run for Governor of Texas… https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/texas-governor-democrat-beto-orourke/2021/11/15/f6fc6bb4-461c-11ec-95dc-5f2a96e00fa3_story.html Judge Dismisses Weapons Charge in Kyle Rittenhouse Trial https://www.theepochtimes.com/judge-dismisses-weapons-charge-in-kyle-rittenhouse-trial_4104978.html Gen. David Berger, commandant of the Marine Corps, said during an interview on Friday that the smallest US military force has plans for a massive overhaul within the service designed […]

The Matt Walsh Show
Ep. 839 - 'Diversity' Is Code For 'Go To Hell, Whitey'

The Matt Walsh Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 59:37


Today on the Matt Walsh Show, the Marine Corps hires a “chief diversity officer” as it moves towards its goal of creating a more diverse, equitable, and tolerant force. That's the way they're selling it, anyway. But today we'll talk about what they really mean. Also, Kamala Harris is upset that she doesn't have enough to do as Vice President, and now her team is accusing Joe Biden's team of racism. Who could have possibly seen this coming? Plus, a Michigan school is forced to shut down because a large number of staff members have an adverse reaction to the COVID booster. And, as we discussed on Friday, a college professor is on a campaign to destigmatize pedophiles. The college has responded to the outrage. And Britney Spears is free. Should we celebrate? Should we care at all? We'll talk about that and much more today on the Matt Walsh Show.  Andrew Klavan's latest novel When Christmas Comes is now available on Amazon. Order in time for Christmas: https://utm.io/udW6u Read the Daily Wire's bombshell Loudoun County exposé here: https://www.dailywire.com/news/loudoun-county-schools-tried-to-conceal-sexual-assault-against-daughter-in-bathroom-father-says | Support the Daily Wire's investigative journalism for only $4/month — use discount code REALNEWS for 25% off your membership: https://utm.io/udQ0u You petitioned, and we heard you. Made for Sweet Babies everywhere: get the official Sweet Baby Gang t-shirt here: https://utm.io/udIX3 Subscribe to Morning Wire, Daily Wire's new morning news podcast, and get the facts first on the news you need to know: https://utm.io/udyIF Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Military Veteran Dad Podcast
140 | To Protect And Serve with Scott Medlin

The Military Veteran Dad Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 56:09


Do you have those images that you can't unsee? Our guest today shares his experience while serving in the Marines and continuing to serve in Law Enforcement. He had to learn how to heal, prioritize family, but also create systems to deal with what he had seen in war and on the streets.  Scott Medlin has worked a` s a Police Officer since 2007. Prior to that, he was in the United States Marine Corps. He was deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and 2005. He was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps and earned his Bachelors Degree, Scott entered into law enforcement. Through deployments and time in law enforcement, Scott has done his best to inspire others and be a team player. Scott has helped fellow officers keep marriages together, pull through during hard financial times, overcome depression, and has provided encouragement whenever an officer needed it. He is also willing to share his mental health fights to teach others how to become aware, and overcome. Book: https://amzn.to/30lA3nZ (Mental Health Fight of The Heroes in Blue) Topics Covered: Setting yourself up with the character of service Making the transition from Military service to Law Enforcement Recovering from getting life priorities wrong Finding happiness in the wrong places Having the courage to change course in life Helping our kids find there identity How to connect with guest https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-medlin/ (LinkedIn) https://www.facebook.com/scott.medlin.77 (Facebook) https://leomotivation.com/ (Website) Thank you for Listening to the Episode! Be sure to subscribe on https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-military-veteran-dad-podcast/id1448127126 (Apple), https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9taWxpdGFyeXZldGVyYW5kYWQubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M (Google), https://open.spotify.com/show/2I1mwoZ0VaR9tLdCwwxsg2 (Spotify), or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at ben@militaryveterandad.com. Follow Ben on Social Media to stay up to date on Military Veteran Dad – https://www.facebook.com/benjamin.killoy (Facebook) | https://twitter.com/BenKilloy (Twitter) | https://www.instagram.com/militaryveterandad/?hl=en (Instagram) | https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-killoy/ (LinkedIn) For help, resources, and community support, please join the https://www.facebook.com/groups/militaryveterandad (Military Veteran Dad) Facebook Group. Be sure to check out all the http://www.freedadcourse.com/ (free courses) available to help come home to a better tomorrow. Heads Up: My episodes may contain affiliate links! If you buy something through one of those links, you won't pay a penny more, but we'll get a small commission, which helps keep the lights on. Thanks! Support this podcast

Military to Corporate Survival Guide
Want to ace that interview? Here's how.

Military to Corporate Survival Guide

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 21:24


My Fellow Shoremate,Interviewing is one of the most critical aspects of landing a job.  Without acing this portion of the job search process, even the most talented individuals don't land the job.  Special thanks go out to Jack Hosterman from Lucas Group for contributing the information to this episode.During this episode, we talk about the critical elements in every interview, and how to sell yourself as the best candidate for the job.If you would like to be included on my weekly career tip + job distribution list emails, head to militarytocorporatepodcast.comIf you would like to contact me directly, you can reach me at jelliott@lucasgroup.comUntil next time my friend,You've got this

MASTERPIECE Studio
GBH And MASTERPIECE Studio Present: American Veteran: Unforgettable Stories —That Day

MASTERPIECE Studio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 30:46


MASTERPIECE Studio and GBH bring you a preview episode of a new podcast and documentary film series: American Veteran. In war and in peace, what veterans have done in America's name is woven into the fabric of the American story. The new PBS series, American Veteran, illuminates their experiences with a stunning range of veterans' voices, presented in a nine-part podcast. Each episode of the podcast revolves around the direct testimony of a single veteran - from a Coast Guard gunner's mate who manned a landing craft at Omaha Beach on D-Day, to an Army cook in Iraq who became the first Black American woman held as a POW; from an Army nurse in Vietnam who struggled to do her part to a satellite technician who served as a gay man during the Don't Ask, Don't Tell era. This collection of riveting first-person stories provides a compelling portrait of the veteran experience across multiple generations. The series is hosted by Phil Klay, a Marine Corps veteran featured in the “American Veteran” television series and author of the National Book Award-winning collection of short stories, “Redeployment.” American Veteran: Unforgettable Stories drops on Tuesdays, October 19 – December 14.

Harvest Community Church (PCA) in Omaha, NE
“Confident Endurance” – Hebrews 10:19-39

Harvest Community Church (PCA) in Omaha, NE

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021


Well, this morning we are returning to our study in the book of Hebrews. We will be in Hebrews chapter 10 versus nineteen through thirty nine. 19 Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, 20 by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. 26 For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries. 28 Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses. 29 How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has trampled underfoot the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know him who said, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge his people.” 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. 32 But recall the former days when, after you were enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings, 33 sometimes being publicly exposed to reproach and affliction, and sometimes being partners with those so treated. 34 For you had compassion on those in prison, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one. 35 Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. 37 For, “Yet a little while, and the coming one will come and will not delay; 38 but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him.” 39 But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls. Hebrews 10:19-39, ESV This is the word of the Lord. A couple of years ago, a once famous pastor, someone who had published popular books, pastored a large congregation and and by all accounts, had an incredibly successful ministry, announced one day on social media that he was excommunicating himself from the church and from Christianity. Now to be excommunicated, if you're unfamiliar with that term, is the most severe form of church discipline that can be enacted in the church. When someone no longer cares to live like a Christian no longer believes the essence of what it means to be a Christian. Leaders in the church are sometimes forced to excommunicate someone, which means that their profession of faith is rendered null and void, and they're removed from membership in the church. So in announcing, this former pastor, that he himself was excommunicating himself from the church, he was announcing that he no longer believed the gospel, that he no longer wanted to live as a Christian, and he was therefore removing himself from the body of Christ. Now this was apparently the final step, although we still hold out hope for his repentance in a downward trajectory that was some years in the making. He had resigned from pastoral ministry some years earlier and ever since then had renounced much of what he had taught and published in his ministry. The edifice of his previous gospel of convictions slowly crumbled and then to cap it all off, he and his wife announced they were ending their marriage. Now, as you can imagine, this announcement that he no longer considered himself to be a Christian was both jarring and heartbreaking for those who knew him, but also for anyone who may have at one time simply benefited from his written ministry. Understandably, to have any influential Christian leader make shipwreck of their faith is going to leave a trail of debris in the wake. Unfortunately, this specific example isn't the first time, nor will it likely be the last time that something tragic like that happens in Jesus's church. I'm sure many of us, myself included, can cite examples in our own stories where a once influential Christian leader or teacher, someone who ministered to you even if only through their publications, made the decision that they were done with biblical and Orthodox Christianity. When those stories hit too close to home friends, they're understandably heartbreaking, upsetting, shocking, scandalous, and they may even elicit some self-reflection of our own. For example, we may ask ourselves that if someone like that, someone who seemed on the surface of things to have it all together could abandon the faith, well, then what hope do I have to persevere and the Christian life? Do they know something I don't? Maybe we even question how those stories reflect on God? Does God actually abandon his people? Well, I don't want to leave you in suspense on that last one, so no God doesn't abandon those who truly belong to him. The question of perseverance and endurance, how do we stay the course in the Christian life when we see people we love and admire head towards the exit door is what our author addresses in our passage this morning. He wants us to be aware of the sobering reality that apostasy, that is turning your back on your faith, sometimes happens in Jesus's church. As he issues this sobering warning about apostasy, he also wants to equip us as believers to live the Christian life with the necessary equipment to endure and persevere into the end. So our big idea this morning is this we have need of endurance. As we walk through this passage, we're going to take it in three chunks, basically following the three paragraphs as you see it divided up in the English Standard Version. First, we'll look at a charge to endure and versus nineteen through twenty- five second, a warning to endure and verses twenty-six through thirty one. Then finally, the way to endure in verses thirty-two through thirty-nine. 1. A Charge to Endure 2. A Warning to Endure 3. The Way to Endure. A Charge to Endure So first, a charge to endure. So if you scan the first seven verses of your passage or so, you may notice a couple of commands. Actually, I count three different commands, each of which begin with the phrase “Let us”. As we'll see in a moment, our author calls us to be earnest people as it pertains to our faith. He calls us as Christians for the sake of our perseverance, to be serious about truth, serious about spiritual disciplines, to take our faith seriously and to take the local church seriously as well. Before he does that, he starts in a really familiar place, if you've been plodding along in Hebrews with us. He rehearses for us, in summary form, everything that Christ Jesus has already done on our behalf. Now I think it would be easy at this point, especially because we've already heard such a long and beautiful exposition of Christ's person and work throughout the previous several chapters in Hebrews, to treat these first two or three verses or so as throwaway verses. Now maybe you're thinking to yourself at this point, goodnes, author of Hebrews whoever you are, just get to your main point. You've already told us this stuff about what Christ has done and who he is. Yet, far from being simply filler to transition us to the real meat of the passage, these verses, these first few verses are really important in the larger context of perseverance. Understand that when theologians talk about perseverance or endurance in the Christian life, they've traditionally distinguished between the grounds of our perseverance and the means of our perseverance. In other words, the first thing we have to know about perseverance and enduring in the Christian life is that it's first and foremost grounded and rooted in the work of God. He's the one who secures us. He's the one who holds us fast. Our perseverance and endurance doesn't depend on whether our affections for the Lord and the gospel ever ebb and flow, which they do indeed. Rather, perseverance depends on the Lord. This is why our author begins in the way he does within this larger context of perseverance before telling us what to do. He has to remind us, first and foremost, what Jesus Christ has already done. The first thing he tells us is that when Christ died for our sins, well, he went where you and I could not. Having done that, he has invited us as his people to follow on his coattails. You may recall that when we talked earlier, the last few sermons we've given in Hebrews, we noted that in the tabernacle, the earthly place of worship in the Old Testament, there was a big curtain, a big veil that closed off the most holy place on Earth from everything and everyone else. Remember that center room in the tabernacle and then later in the temple was considered to be the holiest place on Earth. It was where God's glory dwelt most powerfully on Earth, and therefore only the High Priest once a year was able to go past that curtain. He was the only one who was allowed to do it, and he was only able to do it once a year. In the New Testament, friends, in the gospel of Matthew, Mark and Luke, we learned that when Christ died, what happened to that curtain? Well, we learned that the curtain of the temple was torn in two. What's being communicated there is that access to God through Christ's life, death and resurrection is no longer limited and shadowy, like it was in the Old Testament. Rather, through, as our author puts it, the curtain of Christ's flesh, all who attach themselves to Christ by faith alone now have access into the heavenly places the place where Christ himself ascended after the resurrection, the place that the most holy place in the Tabernacle ultimately pointed to, and the place where our Lord Jesus Christ now reigns in glory. That's the second point our author makes in this opening few verses. Christ is the great high priest over the house of God. Christ opened the way of access for all of his people, and now he sits in heaven, where he reigns over his church and he preserves his people. Now, these opening three verses that we read are only a summary of everything that we've heard thus far about Christ's priestly work. Yet what they do is really important because they remind us of the privileges that we have as God's children, and ultimately they communicate what anchors us in the Christian life from start to finish is not us, it's not ourselves. It's not our work. It's Jesus Christ, the one who lived for us, the one who died for us, and the one who now reigns in the heavenly places for us. Now, in view of these grounds, our author gives three specific exhortations to tell us that there are certain means that we, as Christians, are called to lay hold of in our own lives for the sake of our perseverance. So what are some of the things he says? Well, this gets us to the commands in the first part of our passage, we're first in verse twenty-one. He calls his church to draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with purer water. So what does it mean to draw near? Well, think about some of the really ordinary things that we're called to do in the Christian life as a people who have been washed and cleansed by the Holy Spirit and made new creatures. Well, we're called to pray to God when we're burdened. We're called to engage with God as in the study of his word. We do that both in private and we do that corporately as a church. Perhaps the chief expression of drawing near is when we come into the worship assembly and we hear and respond to the gospel and partake of the sacraments as well. In fact, one commentator notes that his first command to draw near encourages God's people, you and me, to a life of worship that includes private worship, worship at home, worship with our families, but at most certainly also includes corporate worship, worship with each other. That's why at Harvest, we call what we're doing right now the pinnacle of our week. Second, we're then urged to hold fast without wavering to the confession of our hope. Now, ultimately, this is an encouragement to know what you believe and why you believe it. In other words, can you articulate what the church has always confessed about Jesus in the gospel? Do you hold those truths to yourself? Can you defend those truths in the context of a world that often challenges truth? In short, this is an exhortation to take truth seriously and to constantly shore up the foundations of that truth for yourself by going again and again to the study of God's word, even being prepared in the process to make an argument for what we believe and why we believe it. Then third, our author instructs us to consider how to quote, “Stir up one another to love and good works and encourage one another regularly”. All of which suggests that we cannot neglect the local church. Now, when we tie these first three commands together, I think there's a strong sense in which this third command, this command to stir up one another also kind of draws all of the other commands together. When you think about it, you can't really draw near to God in corporate worship unless you're in the local church. You're going to have a really hard time holding fast to the truth if you're trying to live out your faith alone on an island. All of us then need the local church for the sake of our perseverance. Over the years, the various U.S. military branches U.S. Navy, Army, Air Force, and Marines have used a variety of marketing slogans to try to up their recruitment. Some of you can probably think of some off the top of your head. I think of the one that's been in play for the Marine Corps since 1977, “The Few, the Proud, the Marines”, something like that. One of the worst slogans that has ever come and gone was one that the U.S. Army rolled out in 2001. So leading up to this, the army did some research and found that many young people saw the army as a dehumanizing place where you would lose any sense of individuality. So to combat that perception, in 2001, the army rolled out its “Army of One” slogan. They wanted recruits to know that the individual is valued in the army. So that slogan played into that. It was an attempt to placate this perception that many young people at the time had about the army. By 2006, again, just five years later, that slogan was replaced by Army Strong. The “Army of One” marketing campaign was viewed pretty widely as a pretty big failure in the army recruiting process. Now it was viewed as a failure, but I don't think it takes much thought to understand why it was viewed as a failure. When you sign up for the army, you're also signing up to join a group of people where you have their back, they have your back, and you're working together with other people to accomplish a mission. There's a sense in which an army of one is even a contradiction in terms. So too, there's also a strong sense in which a Christian of one is a contradiction in terms too. Friends, understand that the good news of the gospel is that when Christ saves us, he saves us from a variety of things. He saves us from sin and death. He saves us from the power of our sin. He saves us from the devil. He also saves us into a people. His church is in the context of the local church, not where we lose our individuality, but where we receive the accountability that we all need to live lives that honor God. It's in the context of the local church where we put our gifts to use and serve each other. It's where we receive things like word and sacrament, means that God has promised to use for our spiritual nourishment. The author of Hebrews, is going to come around to this later in Hebrews 13 and tell us to submit to our spiritual leaders, something that we cannot do apart from the local church. So let me ask you this, are you committed to the local church? When I ask that, I don't mean, are you committed to the idea of the local church in the abstract? I mean, are you committed right now or are you in the process of being committed to the local church? You see, our passage encourages us to be committed to something very specific, flesh and blood people with real faces who have likewise been purchased by the blood of Christ. It urges us to commit to a specific people to regularly encourage those people and even to actively think about how to love other people in the church for their own spiritual good. There are a lot of reasons why it might seem reasonable to walk away from the church or neglect the church. The local church, after all, is a cauldron of sinners where we're constantly the sinned and the sinned against or the sinners and the sin against, and the local church forces us to deal with things that we'd otherwise like to avoid. There's a reason why John Calvin said, “They who depart from the church give themselves up to Satan.” Now, I understand that might sound strong to some of you, but Calvin is just reflecting what the Bible has to say about the tragedy when someone makes a shipwreck of their faith and either is excommunicated from the church or more often than not, excommunicates themselves from the church. That language that I just quoted from Calvin is actually the same language that the apostle Paul uses in 1 Timothy 1:20, to describe two specific people who made shipwreck of their faith and were excommunicated from the church. Being apart from the church trying to do spiritual life apart from the local church, friends, is not a good place to be. So rather than retreating from the church, the Bible would have it, and our passage specifically right here would have us lean into the local church to meet together in person regularly and encourage each other all the more in view of the eternity that awaits us. So this is the charge to persevere. First and foremost, rest in everything that Christ has done know that the security we have in the Christian life is anchored to the one who is exalted and reigns in the heavenly places. Christ has already done everything for our salvation. Then he calls us to something, he calls us to make use of things that he's left us with for our spiritual nourishment. Things like the local church to stay the course in the Christian life. A Warning to Endure Now that he's issued this charge, well, then he turns to consider what happens if somebody doesn't persevere in Christ. What happens if somebody walks away from Christ and walks away from the church for good? Well this leads to our second point, a warning to endure. When we turn to verse twenty-six, we are coming to the fourth of five worrying passages in Hebrews. If you recall, we've encountered a number of these warning passages elsewhere in Hebrews. It's a pretty typical characteristic of Hebrews to include these various warning passages, and these warning passages are intended at their heart to show us the importance of pursuing Christ throughout the entirety of our lives by holding out the consequences for giving up on our faith. In short, should we decide at some point in our lives to go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of truth? Well, our author tells us that judgment is what's going to result. Now, the first question we have to ask about this passage is who are those who are sinning deliberately after receiving a knowledge of the truth? Who are those people? Well, let's start with saying who those people are not. Understand that our author here isn't talking about the believer who struggles with sin. This isn't about the Christian who struggles with some sin, though continues to grieve it, to repent from it, seek accountability for it, and so on and so forth. We all struggle with sin, this passage isn't speaking about that kind of person. So let me encourage you from the outset that if there are particular sins besetting sins that you're struggling with right now, repent from them, seek accountability for them, keep pursuing Jesus in them. Also know and be encouraged that this passage isn't picturing or portraying you in your sin. Rather, the person in view here is what we would call an apostate. An apostate, according to our author, is a person who continually sins deliberately after being trained in the truth. This refers to a person who may have at one point or another professed faith in Christ, but who are now brazenly living life apart from Christ, apart from the church, and aren't in any way pricked by a sense of guilt. Later in the passage, this person is described as someone who, “Who has trampled underfoot the Son of God and has profane the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified and has outraged the spirit of grace.” I'm quoting from verse 29 and the imagery here is quite vivid when you think about it. To trample underfoot is a statement of disdain and contempt, putting Christ underneath your foot. This is somebody the author of Hebrews, has labored so extensively and eloquently to exalt. Now Hebrews, you're now treating him as somebody lower than dirt, as if he's lower than dirt. Then to profane the blood of the covenant that plays off Old Testament sacrificial language, where Christ's blood is treated as common and unfit for sacrifice and to outrage the spirit of grace. Well, that's to treat with contempt the one who has graciously worked in their midst in the church. Our author, then, has in mind someone who was very much a part of the church. A member of the covenant community. Then at some point these people decide, for whatever reason, to reject Christ completely and happily entertain sin. Now, before we go any further, I want to drop two important theological anchors on this topic of perseverance, just so we don't get the wrong idea of what our author's communicating. The first thing we need to know about this wider theological conversation on perseverance and endurance is that this passage isn't teaching us that a believer, a true believer, could ever finally fall away. Now it is true that true believers could go through seasons of doubt or being given to sin here or there. Yet as Thomas Watson, Puritan, once wrote, “Though grace may indeed be shaken with fears and doubts, it cannot be plucked up by the roots.” Jesus gets at this too in John 10:27-28, where he tells us, 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. John 10:27-28, ESV Now it is true that there may be people we walk with in the church who at one time or another seemed to be walking well, but then eventually make the decision to turn away from grace. If that continues indefinitely, well, that doesn't mean that person has lost their salvation theologically speaking. Rather, it means that they were never truly believers in the first place. This is John's evaluation of individuals who departed from Christ and from the church in his own day. In 1 John 2:19, he writes 19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out, that it might become plain that they all are not of us. 1 John 2:19, ESV All that being said, these warning passages in Hebrews, including this one in Hebrews chapter ten, are a means to jolt us to our senses, especially when we're entertaining sin. They aren't teaching that a true believer could ever lose their salvation. That's the first theological anchor to keep in mind. The second one I want to drop is this, there may be people in our lives, even right now who we can think of, who appear to have fallen away, who appear to be in this apostate kind of state. Yet that doesn't follow that they've done so conclusively. You see, we may know people who at present don't want anything to do with Christ and the church. People who are dabbling in sin and their present trajectory looks ominous, but we still hold out hope that they would one day return to Christ. We still pray for those people and even plead with them to come to their senses and as many opportunities as we have from our perspective, though, until death takes them, we can hold out hope for their repentance. If that doesn't happen well, it's then that our author has some hard things to say. So what happens then, according to our passage, for the one who walks down this road and who never turns back? Well, our author tells us that eternal judgment follows, in verse thirty, “the Lord will judge his people.” Now, recall that our author throughout Hebrews has been in conversation with the Old Testament. Specifically, he's been in conversation with the Old Testament ceremonies and sacrifices and he's constantly been comparing and contrasting that system to what Christ has done to show that Christ Jesus is better than anything has come before. To show he's superior to any of that stuff. Now in our passage, he draws another contrast to show that while the excellencies of Jesus Christ far surpass anything of the sacrificial system of the Old Testament, and the judgments do as well. Notice in verse twenty-eight that our author tells us what happened. He reminds us what happened in that sacrificial system when someone willfully broke the law of Moses, if there were two or three witnesses and you were found guilty of breaking the law of Moses and the Old Testament, what happened? You died, death, capital punishment. For the one who rejects Christ, the one that the entire Old Testament law and sacrificial system pointed to, the consequences are worse. It's an eternal death. In the mid 1800s, there was a Russian by the name of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, who published a book in English that we know as “Notes from a Dead House”. It was a book that recounted Dostoyevsky, his four year imprisonment in a Siberian labor camp, that is a gulag. Now, throughout Dostoyevsky, his book, he's constantly giving us windows into the state of mind of his fellow prisoners. At one point, he narrates for us just how difficult prisoners had it when they initially were sentenced to their prison term and had to begin their prison sentence. Now, typically, Dostoyevsky tells us that when a prisoner was already in prison for a bit, they tended to accept their sentences. Very few times that they ever try to escape from prison or anything like that. Yet before a prisoner came to trial, before a prisoner came to prison while they were still on trial, some would go to irrational lengths to postpone their prison sentences because they couldn't take what was about to happen to them. Dostoevsky tells us a story where someone was apparently sentenced at trial to serve a minimum period of time in a labor camp, three years or so. After the trial and before they were shipped off to this Siberian labor camp, they would somehow commit another crime so that they'd have to be retried again. They buy themselves a few days, maybe a few weeks. Even the trial would have to start again and they'd be sentenced again. Now, this was a completely irrational move because ultimately the prisoners were handed either double or triple their prison sentence in the process, but for them, as long as they could delay judgment for a day, for two days, for a week and buy some time to some of these prisoners, thinking irrationally, it just didn't matter. Well, friends understand that to step away from Christ, to reject the gospel, to uproot yourself from the people of God, the best you can hope for is to delay judgment. Any decision we make to embrace our sin and live our lives apart from Christ may be a temporary distraction and may allow us to do what our sinful hearts really crave. But in the end, judgment will come, and any decision we make apart from coming back to Christ and embracing the gospel once again is as irrational as the prisoners and Dostoevsky's day. Now, maybe you know someone right now, or maybe this would even describe yourself where you have one foot in the door and one foot out. Nobody really knows that except for you, and the way out is looking more appealing by the day. Now, to be sure, we all have spiritually dry seasons in our life, but one of the functions of this passage, as we've said before, is to jolt us awake and recognize that there are very real spiritual and tragic consequences for walking away from Christ. So if that's the path that you right now are thinking about entertaining, to whatever degree you might be entertaining it, let this warning passage push you back on course, back into the hands of the one who was already judged for the sin of his people in the person of Jesus Christ. Hear this warning passage as a means of grace for your perseverance, because that's what it's intended to do. Now that our author has spoken these hard but necessary words for us to cling to. He ends for us with more of a note of encouragement as he reminds us of the equipment that we need as we live out the Christian life and persevere to the end. He tells us that the equipment we need is actually quite simple. It's an abiding faith in the promises of God. The Way of Endurance So this leads to our third point, the way of endurance. Beginning in verse thirty-two, we see that our author calls his readers to recount the former days. We see that in your text, but what he has in mind here aren't the former days of the Old Covenant, not the former days of Moses, days he's already commented so extensively about. Rather, he calls his audience to reflect upon their own personal history when they face a lot of pressure to throw in the towel on Jesus and on the church. They're looking at the text. We hear that sometimes these Christians in their past were publicly exposed to reproach and affliction. Another verb here indicates that whatever they went through, and we're not entirely sure it probably involves some kind of public shaming or mockery. Then in addition to suffering themselves, our author tells us that they also stood by their brothers and sisters who also suffered. They were partners with those who were so treated. Perhaps this is one of the ways they encouraged each other. As the author of Hebrews would have us do back in verse twenty-five. Nevertheless, we then learn in our passage that these Christians also had to endure. Yet one more thing they had to endure the plundering of their property, either through imperial edict or mob rule or both. Now again, we don't really know, this is actually an interesting historical window into the audience, the original readers of Hebrews. We ultimately don't know the specific persecution in view, but we do know that throughout the latter half of the first century, especially in Rome, Christians often had to face these sorts of things. They were frequent targets of slander. The Roman historian Tacitus, who wasn't a Christian at all, set around this time that Christians were a people who were engaged in quote, “a deadly and dangerous superstition”. They were also arrested often for just being Christians. The same historian Tacitus also reports that Christians in his own day were arrested on trumped up charges, one of the charges being, “hatred of the human race”. Christians sometimes did have their property plundered. A few centuries later, a historian looks back on the latter half of the first century when Emperor Démission reigned and tells us that Christians, certain Christians, were exiled just for being a Christian. Then when they were exiled, their property was confiscated by imperial edict in the process. So Christians endured a lot. These Christians endured a lot. Whatever the specific situation viewing these Christians, how did they endure? They endured, but how did they endure? Well, look, they joyfully accepted the plundering of their property. They took it in stride. They joyfully accepted the sufferings that were thrown their way. So why in the world would a Christian do that? Why in the world would they just take something like that? Well, according to our author, they endured this way because they knew that they had a better possession and an abiding one. They endured the loss that they suffered because they were confident that there was so much more to be gained in Christ. In short, they endured in the past because they had a real and abiding faith in the promises of God. If you're looking at your passage, you'll notice that then in verses thirty-seven and thirty-eight our author cites another Old Testament text, something he often does in Hebrews, as we've seen a number of times. This time he cites from Habakkuk 2:4. Habakkuk is one of the minor prophets in the Old Testament, and he's picking up on something that Habakkuk wrote. It's fitting that our author would quote from Habakkuk at this juncture because the prophet Habakkuk, in his own day some six hundred years earlier from when the author of Hebrews is writing, knew all too well issues of suffering and injustice. He's also writing to the people of God about issues of suffering and injustice and how to deal with some of those things. So from Habakkuk, our author takes what he had to say some 600 years earlier and applies it to the situation of his readers in the first century. What does he have to say? Well, first he tells them that the coming one will come and will not delay. In short, he tells them to be encouraged because despite the sufferings and injustice that they're dealing with in the present, Christ Jesus really is coming again. Injustice and suffering will not be ignored. It will not have the final word because Christ is coming again to make all things new. While we wait for the God of justice to bring all things to right, which he will do when Christ comes again, how does he call his readers to wait in the present? How does he call us to wait in the present? Well, that's the next thing he tells us where in verse thirty-eight, we learn, “my righteous one shall live by faith”. Friends, when we face evil in this world that places the church in the crosshairs and when the church abroad suffers for their faith, like the original readers of Hebrews suffered for their faith, there's a lot that we wish that we had to navigate that context. Perhaps you wish you had rhetorical persuasion as we speak into an irrational world, or legal muscle to fight back against laws and statutes that target the church, or even security to protect ourselves just in case violence spills over into the church, as it often does for the persecuted church around the world. While there are merits to walking through this sinful world with that kind of wisdom, according to our author, at the end of the day, the equipment that we need above everything else is pretty simple. It's steadfast and abiding faith in the promises of God. It was by faith that these same Christians endured the struggle that they had to face in the past, and it's by the same faith that they and we will endure in the present. To cite the Puritan John Owen, “Sincere faith will carry people through all difficulties, hazards and troubles to the certain enjoyment of eternal blessedness.” So ask yourself, is the object of your faith Jesus Christ? Understand that we can look like Christians and talk like Christians all we want.That's not going to get you through the kind of trials that our author wants to prepare us for only a faith that's supplied by Christ and abides in. Christ is going to carry us through whatever we're called to walk through in the future. So do you have that kind of steadfast and abiding faith in the promises of God at the end of the day? Friends, this is the way to persevere. This is the way to endure, it's faith. Application So as we conclude our sermon and prepare to come to the table and taste and see that the Lord is good, let me leave us with this. Friends rest in the certainty of God's power to preserve his church and his people rest in the certainty of God's power to preserve his church and his people. We pilgrim through a world where there are many things that seem volatile, whether it's the experience of a Christian leader who once seemed like such a bulwark in the faith suddenly fail and in a way that no one would have predicted, to close personal friends slowly drifting from the faith they want shared in common with you, to even something more severe outbursts of persecution that often arise throughout the world against the church. It's hard to find one thing under heaven that we can rest upon with certainty. Yet the gospel reminds us that because we have a God who is unchangeable. When he says to his church, as he does in Philippians 1:6 that, ” he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion on the day of Christ Jesus.” Well, we can rest and we can rest in certainty that what he has promised to do. The God who is unchangeable in his being, his essence, and his promises is faithful to accomplish. So maybe you're worried about the church abroad right now, worried how the church in a place like Afghanistan could ever endure amidst the current persecution they're facing. Or you're worried about the church at home and worried about what the church in America could be facing in the future and what that would mean for you and me, what that would even mean for Harvest Community Church? Or maybe you're worried about your own perseverance or the perseverance of people you love who you see drifting right now, maybe even towards the exit door? Well, probably about those things, be wise in the way that you walk in the world and the way you counsel people in those things, but also rest above everything else in the fact that God, who is unchangeable, will by no means abandon his church, nor will he abandon his people. Pray with me. Gracious, Heavenly Father, Lord, you have given us some hard words to consider, but words that we need to hear. Words about what it means to persevere in the Christian life. Things that you call us to lay hold of for our own perseverance and endurance of the Christian life. Lord, we confess that in many ways we've neglected these very good things that you've given us as a grace for us to endure. Father, we pray that for any among us who might be drifting right now, Lord, that you would pull them back, pull them back to embrace things like the local church and the means of grace that you dispense in the local church. Pull them back to experience the grace of the fellowship of the saints. Lord, would you remind us as we face a volatile world and are faced with things that seem so uncertain in this world that you are the God who infallibly holds your church and holds your people fast? We ask all this in Christ's name. Amen.

everyday nonsense podcast with Mike and Matt
Episode 83:A Dittybopper Gone Elvis-A Tribute To Veterans

everyday nonsense podcast with Mike and Matt

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 81:05


The Veteran's Day episode is here and chock full of a delicious blend of nonsense and military chatter. Mike and Matt honor Veterans through shout outs Saloonatics sent in, an interview with a former member of the Marine Corps., Mike Buitron, M.A.S.H. fun facts and learning some military slang! #ThankYouVeterans https://linktr.ee/MikeandMatt

The Castle Report
The Next Battle in the Vaccine Wars

The Castle Report

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 13:33


Darrell Castle talks about the next battle in the vaccine wars – our children. Transcription / Notes THE NEXT BATTLE IN THE VACCINE WARS Hello this is Darrell Castle with today's Castle Report. This is the 12th day of November in this the year of our Lord 2021. Today is the day after Veterans Day and two days after the Marine Corps birthday, but I am not talking about celebration today, instead I am talking about logic specifically the logic of the vaccine wars. When your enemy appears to be losing be careful because the fear of losing causes desperation or at least going to the next step. I'm afraid that the next step for our enemy is our children and that is my discussion topic for today. Like most of you I talk to people every day about the virus and the vaccines. Most people are nervous, scared because they have been told by people, they assume to be smarter than they are that they and their children are in extreme danger from the virus. People normally do not spend their time researching the virus, they just take the word of experts. The possibility that those experts could be intentionally misleading people goes into category of conspiracy theory. I have been bothered since the beginning of the virus by the idea that things we have been told about the virus do not make logical sense. For example, we know for a fact that the National Institute of Health (NIH) funded gain-of-function research at the University of North Carolina and then at the Institute of Virology in Wuhan, China. We know that gain-of-function is a term used by scientists that really means make a deadly pathogen more deadly and dangerous to the human population. Those are known facts, not just speculation or theories. Dr. Fauci admitted as much under questioning by Senator Rand Paul. We know that a vaccine has been developed in a hurry by three different pharmaceutical companies funded by the federal government, and we know that vaccine has already been administered to hundreds of millions of people. From that knowledge we have learned that the vaccine does not work as advertised. I mean that it does not protect against infection from the virus, and it does not prevent the vaccinated from passing the virus on to others. In fact, it appears that the vaccinated are more likely to spread the virus and are therefore more dangerous to the unvaccinated than the other way around. The vaccine causes death and injures many as is reported from the VAERS system so why the campaign to intimidate, manipulate, and force universal vaccination on the entire human race? Many doctors think the vaccine causes more harm than the virus so why? There have been many treatments for the virus proposed and used by many doctors, but they are suppressed, and we are told there are no treatments. Why is there no research into treatments and recovery protocols? We know for a fact that the testing procedure has produced so many false positives that it could not be trusted. We know that the federal government corrupted the medical establishment by paying them to count every illness as covid thus making the virus appear to be much more of a threat than it actually is. Every illness requiring hospitalization became covid because hospitals were told to report it that way. The common flu, for example, disappeared for over a year. We know that in Italy the deaths from Covid stood at over 135,000 and that figure was recently reduced to about 3500. The reason is the difference between death with covid and death from covid. Honest medical experts noticed that the average age of death from covid was virtually the same as the average life expectancy. Despite all those known facts, the President of the United States continues to tell us that we must be vaccinated. Different parts of the country and the world have reacted differently to the intimidation, but the president has now issued a mandate that all companies who employ more than 100 people must require them to be vaccinated or fire them.

Wake Up With Patti Katter
ECommBullDog: USMC Combat Veteran to Earning 6 Figures + on Amazon

Wake Up With Patti Katter

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 36:20


Join Patti Katter with Santiago Rodgil as they talk about investing in oneself. Santiago, prominently the “e-commerce bulldog,” is a Marine Corps veteran turned entrepreneur and car enthusiast. He shares his secret that made him earn six figures on Amazon. Here's a breakdown of what to expect in this episode: · How the Marine Corps steered Santiago's life · Where to start in e-commerce · Automation and Amazon stores · Santiago's advice for those who want to begin in Amazon · What Santiago does with his NFTs · And so much more! ~ About Santiago Rodgil: Santiago Rodgil, or “Ecommbulldog” on viral social media, is an entrepreneur and car enthusiast. Combining his background in the Marine Corps doing logistics and quitting law school after graduating from the University of Southern California has given him a passion for e-commerce while making six figures on multiple stores. He launched his Accelerated Amazon Boot Camp Course to educate everyone on how to enjoy being their own boss and earn passive income by first “investing in themselves.” ~ You can find Santiago Rodgil on . . . Website: https://ecommbulldogs.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ecommbulldog/ ~ Connect with Patti! Website: https://pattikatter.com/ Online Shop: https://thepatrioticmermaid.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pattikatter/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pattikatter/ Don't forget to join The Wake Up with Patti Katter's private Facebook group. Listen to Wake Up With Patti Katter on all major podcast platforms. Interested in Podcast Editing Services or Interested in starting your own Podcast? Ask Patti for a Consult! Podblade: https://app.podblade.com/r/5KQLLY --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wakeupwithpattikatter/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wakeupwithpattikatter/support

The John Batchelor Show
S4 Ep1799: Iraq shows evidence of sovereignty. Michael Knights, @WashInstitute @FikraForum; Jill and Jay Bernstein Fellow at The Washington Institute. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 11:12


Photo:  March 10, 2007, Iraqi civilians conduct a nonviolent demonstration in front of the 7th street Security Station in Ramadi, Iraq. Iraqi Police along with Marines from st Battalion, 6th Marines (/6), Second Marine Division, and Iraqi Army Soldiers communicate with the crowd using the buildings broadcast speakers located on the roof. /6 is deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Anbar province of Iraq MNF-W to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. Ramadi, Iraq. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. Michael...   Iraq shows evidence of sovereignty.  Michael Knights, @WashInstitute @FikraForum;   Jill and Jay Bernstein Fellow at The Washington Institute.   Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 ·         https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/harrowing-mustafa-kadhimi ·         https://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-backed-militia-launched-drone-attack-targeting-iraqs-pm-report/ ·         https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/11/5/iraq-protesters-take-to-the-streets-and-clash-with-police ·         https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/11/08/attempted-assassination-iraqs-prime-minister-backfired-spectacularly/ ·         https://www.chathamhouse.org/2021/10/explaining-iraqs-election-results

Patriots Player & Coach Audio
Joe Cardona 11/11: "Happy belated birthday to the Marine Corps"

Patriots Player & Coach Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 6:52


Patriots long snapper Joe Cardona addresses the media on Thursday, November 11, 2021

Mindful Headlines
A veteran‘s story of recovery from PTSD and depression | Veterans Day

Mindful Headlines

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 33:10


Every Veterans Day we honor the men and women who have fought and sacrificed for our country.   Jeremy Grisham is now a licensed mental health counselor, but he was once a patient.   Grisham is a medically retired U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman and combat veteran who served his enlistment attached to a Marine Corps unit during the Iraq War. He was once diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and was homeless before getting help from the VA system. As the interim counseling and wellness director at the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs, he now holds an executive role in the very system that lifted him out of despair.   Read the article on this story on king5.com.    Resources Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs counseling and wellness Veterans crisis line: 1-800-273-8255, press 1 or text 838255

Connections with Evan Dawson
Connections: Remembering the 1983 Beirut bombing

Connections with Evan Dawson

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 52:23


A 1983 bombing in Beirut took the lives of more than 240 U.S. service members, including local Marines. We sit down with a veteran who survived the attack and a veteran who helped survivors. Our guests: Corporal Mike Zawacki, U.S. Marine Corps veteran Petty Officer Third Class Mike Bice, U.S. Navy veteran For more content featuring U.S. veterans, please visit wxxi.org/veterans.

The Joe Piscopo Show
9 AM Hour The Joe Piscopo Show 11-11-21

The Joe Piscopo Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 53:08


Sgt. Beau Wise, Marine Corps veteran who is the only known American service member to receive the Department of Defense's “Sole Survivor” designation as a result of the seventeen-plus-year war in Afghanistan Topic: his book "Three Wise Men," Afghanistan withdrawal, commemorating Veterans Day Tony Lo Bianco, Tony-nominated film and stage actor Topic: "Just a Common Soldier," Commemorating Veterans Day Don Brown, former U.S. Navy JAG Officer and author of 15 books on the U.S.  military Topic: Commemorating Veterans Day See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Bourbon With Friends
Veterans Day Episode - Rodney Sickmann, 444 days captive in Iran

Bourbon With Friends

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 34:44


In this special episode. Paul & Stacey sit down with USMC Veteran Rocky Sickmann. Rodney “Rocky” Sickmann graduated from Washington High School in 1976 and immediately entered the U.S. Marine Corps. In 1979, just 28 days into his tour of duty at American Embassy in Tehran, Iran, Sickmann became a player in one of the most terrifying events in U.S. history. On November 4, 1979, after months of turmoil marked by the return of the exiled Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the American Embassy in Tehran was overrun by militants and its employees taken captive. Sergeant Rocky Sickmann, then just 22, was one of 65 Americans taken hostage. Sickmann remained a hostage for 444 days before being released on Jan. 20, 1981 following 14 months of diplomacy by President Jimmy Carter.Three months later, Sickmann was Honorably Discharged after six years in the U.S. Marine Corps and received several accolades during his service including the Prisoner of War Medal, The Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Award of Valor, and Good Conduct Medal. Following the military, he began working in advertising for KMOX radio in St. Louis, Mo. and then entered the private sector for Anheuser-Busch InBev. He spent the next 34 years with the company, most recently as the U.S. National Director for Military and Industry Affairs, until his retirement in July 2016. Sickmann's personal diary, “Iranian Hostage: A Personal Diary of 444 Days in Captivity” is also the only known diary to have been smuggled out of Iran and published. The diary is no longer in publication.  As the U.S. National Director for Military and Industry Affairs at Anheuser-Busch InBev, Sickmann oversaw all Military Special Events, Military and Industry Trade Media Publications, and National Industry Trade Shows. Throughout his career at Anheuser-Busch, Sickmann also played a key role in increasing Anheuser-Busch's market penetration among the Military by training wholesalers, coordinating marketing and publicity, executing national sales promotions, and planning special military events. Sickmann helped coordinate the “Here's to the Heroes Tour” which salutes the men and women of the armed forces, allowing Americans to show their support for the troops via recorded messages filmed on location at community events, celebrations, and festivals nationwide and shared with U.S. troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.Personally and professionally, Sickmann has been fortunate to share his story on many different platforms including ABC News, ESPN, Fox & Friends, Fox News, Los Angeles Times, MSNBC, NFL Time Line Series, The New York Times, to the cast of the Oscar award-winning film Argo (starring Ben Affleck), national and local Veteran and Military organizations, and educational institutions across the country. In August 2016, Sickmann's military and professional experience, coupled with his passion for our armed forces, led him to pursue an opportunity with his favorite non-profit organization: Folds of Honor. In this new role, Sickmann helps advance the Folds mission: To stand in the financial gap of the more than one million dependents adversely affected by war, providing educational scholarships to the children and spouses of those killed or disabled while serving our nation. If you would like to learn more or donate to Folds Of Honor. Please visit their website. https://foldsofhonor.org/

Pod So 1
Episode 121: BG James Zollar

Pod So 1

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 87:48


Paul and retired Brigadier General James Zollar know each other from serving together in the Virginia Army National Guard. James was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and lived on both sides of the Windy City. He was in ROTC in high school which he originally thought would lead him to the Marine Corps. Instead, James enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in various capacities during an almost thirty-seven year career. James finished the podcast by talking about his wife and his kids. Happy Veterans Day to all of our veterans out there!    

Comes A Time
Charles Wojcik

Comes A Time

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 70:11


In this special-edition episode Mike and Oteil sit down with former United States Marine, Charles Wojcik, to commemorate Veterans Day and talk about his experience in the military. In this conversation you'll hear Charles, Oteil, and Mike discuss Charles joining the Marine Corps at 17 (with his father present to grant him legal permission), his two combat deployments to Afghanistan and how he mentally processed them both while he was deployed and once he returned home, and working with Jon Stewart. You'll also hear Charles talk about politics and mental health conversations within military communities, the Wounded Warrior Project and other ways to help veterans in need, and much more.Charles Wojcik is a former member of the United States Marine Corps, and currently works as a Production Assistant for the Apple TV+ podcast series The Problem with Jon Stewart. Prior to working in television, Charles served as an Intelligence Specialist in the United States Marine Corps, and he has completed two combat deployments in Afghanistan. In this episode Charles shares with listeners what he's learned during his time in the military, and we could not be more grateful for the selfless dedication from heroes like Charles for protecting our country.You can find Charles on Twitter at CA_Wojo-----------*DISCLAIMER: This podcast does NOT provide medical advice. The information contained in this podcast is for informational and entertainment purposes only. No material in this podcast is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen*-----------This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes!Comes A Time is brought to you by Osiris Media. Hosted and Produced by Oteil Burbridge and Mike Finoia. Executive Producers are Christina Collins and RJ Bee. Production, Editing and Mixing by Eric Limarenko and Matt Dwyer. Theme music by Oteil Burbridge. Production assistance by Matt Bavuso. To discover more podcasts that connect you more deeply to the music you love, check out osirispod.com-------Visit SunsetlakeCBD.com and use the promo code TIME for 20% off premium CBD productsVisit section119.com and use the promo code COMESATIME for for 15% off your next purchase of Grateful Dead apparel or accessoriesVisit BetterHelp.com/ComesaTime to get 10% off your first month of professional, online therapyVisit GratefulRetreats.com and mention Comes a Time on your application to... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Ready For Takeoff - Turn Your Aviation Passion Into A Career
RFT 549: Marine Corps Birthday/Veteran's Day

Ready For Takeoff - Turn Your Aviation Passion Into A Career

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 9:16


In the battle for Iwo Jima, 7000 marines were killed and 20,000 wounded. From az central: It's an image seared into the American consciousness. After four days of fierce fighting on the tiny Pacific island of Iwo Jima during World War II, part of the United States' “island hopping” strategy to defeat the Japanese after retaking the Philippines, six U.S. Marines climb the highest peak of the 8-square-mile outpost and plant an American flag. One helmet-clad Marine holds the post in place amid the rubble, while the others thrust the stars and stripes toward the smoke- and cloud-pocked sky; a triumphant moment captured by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal. The photo would publish nationwide to great fanfare two days later on Sunday, Feb. 25, 1945, and prove that, yes, we can win the war. Rosenthal would later win a Pulitzer Prize for Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, and the U.S. Postal Service would affix the image on a 3-cent stamp. From my author website: November 10, 1969 I was sitting in the Doom Club with a couple of the other Covey FACs. The weather had been especially lousy, with squall line thunderstorms over the mountains between DaNang and Laos. Because of the weather either over the target area or over our route to the AO, we hadn't flown any missions in several days. We were getting antsy, and spent most of our time bitching. And drinking. We were about to order another round of drinks, when in walked a Marine Lieutenant. It was Lieutenant Royce! “Who wants to help celebrate the Marine Corps birthday?” he bellowed. I got the impression he'd already started celebrating a bit earlier. When he saw me, his eyes lit up. “Lieutenant! Great to see you. I have a jeep outside, and I can take five of you.” “I'm ready!” I answered, “Let's go.” Three other guys joined me in piling into the jeep for a quick, albeit dangerous, drive to Camp DaNang, the Marine outpost. When we arrived we spilled out and went into the Marine Officer's Club. The Marines didn't know how to live in luxury, but they sure knew how to throw a party. All the booze we could drink. All the food, great food, we could eat. Steak, lobster, shrimp. We had a ball. Like every other time I got shit-faced drunk, I blacked out. I think I had a good time. Next thing I knew, someone was shaking me. “Lieutenant. Wake up.” It was Royce. I felt like crap. I lifted my head and looked around. I was on a canvas cot. “It's 0500 hours,” Royce proclaimed, “Let's go for a run.” “I, I think I'll pass,” I responded. “Okay. If you want to wash up, here's a basin.” He handed me an empty helmet. All I could think was, “You gotta be shitting me.” I thanked Royce and hitched a ride back to DaNang. Damn, those Marines knew how to throw a party! From Today: A sacred part of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier usually only visited by presidents and foreign dignitaries is open to the public this week in honor of the 100th anniversary of the memorial dedicated to America's unidentified war casualties. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Plaza on the hallowed ground of Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia is usually reserved for the sentinels who stand guard and presidents and other dignitaries presenting a wreath or flowers. Ahead of Veterans Day on Thursday, the American public is being given the chance to step forward on the plaza and pay their respects by placing flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The special opportunity is available on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST by registering online in advance. TODAY's Craig Melvin traveled to the site of the sacred white marble sarcophagus to speak with a gold star mother who regularly visits Arlington as well as a senior member of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as “The Old Guard,” who keep watch day and night at the tomb. The memorial was dedicated on Nov. 11, 1921, after the remains of an unidentified soldier from World War I were exhumed from a military cemetery in France, flown to the United States, and buried in a ceremony officiated by President Warren G. Harding. Remains of unidentified soldiers from World War II and the Korean War were later interred at the tomb in the 1950s. The remains of a Vietnam War veteran were buried there in 1984, but they were exhumed in 1998 and buried at a Missouri military cemetery at the request of the soldier's family after he was positively identified as Air Force 1st Lt. Michael Joseph Blassie, according to the Arlington National Cemetery website. Cindy Chip, whose son Sgt. Michael Hardegree died while serving in Iraq in 2007, is among the more than 12,000 people who have signed up so far to lay flowers at the tomb on Tuesday and Wednesday. "We don't know that soldier's name," she told Craig on TODAY Tuesday. "We don't know anything about him except that he was an American soldier and he gave his life for his country. And we will never forget him. "And every mother in her heart, that is what we want to say. Just don't forget them. Just don't forget that he lived. And that's what that tomb says to me. This country will never forget it." From my author website: Saying Goodbye To A Friend Posted on April 15, 2015 I buried a friend yesterday. At this age, that's not terribly unusual. What made this different is that Rick Chorlins was killed 45 years ago, and his remains have finally been brought home. Rick and I were close when we were cadets at the Air  Force Academy. Then, in 1967, graduation sent us in different directions, and we didn't meet up again until late 1969. I was stationed at DaNang Air Base, South Vietnam, and had wangled a good-deal trip to Thailand for a few days. I was going to go for an orientation ride on a C-130 Airborne Command and Control Center (ABCCC), call-sign Moonbeam. It was a chance to get away from the unrelenting nightly rocket attacks, and see locals who were not burdened by war and who knew how to smile. I arrived at Nakon Phanom Royal Thai Air Base, called NKP, and headed to the Officers Club. And there, standing at the bar, was Rick, along with another classmate I hadn't seen in over two years, Bob Moore. Meeting up with old friends after a long time is always fun. Running into them unexpectedly on the other side of the world is really special. We hung around together the entire night. After a few drinks, we had dinner, then went back to their hootch and caught up with what had been happening in our lives. We had all gotten married since we last saw each other. Rick had gotten a Master's Degree. Bob had become a father. We swapped war stories. I told them what it was like to be a Forward Air Controller, and they told me what it was like to fly the A-1 in combat. Truth be told, I felt like I was the kid and they were the grown-ups. I was flying a dinky little O-2A Skymaster, while they were flying the Skyraider, a gigantic, fire-breathing tail-dragger with a round engine that carried thousands of pounds of bombs under its wings and dueled with enemy gunners for a living. They were real fighter pilots. After hours of shooting down our watches with our hands, we said our good-byes and vowed to get together again, at some unknown time in the future. Great guys. If you've read Hamfist Over The Trail, this story might sound familiar. Chapter 28 is the fictionalized account of my meeting up with Bob and Rick. Dave and Dick in the book are the fictional characters representing the real-life Rick and Bob. Bob was killed the next week . A few months later, Rick was shot down and he was listed as KIA, but his remains were not recovered. Until now. After 45 years, Rick came home. His remains had been discovered in Laos in 2003 and sent to Hawaii, where DNA testing finally confirmed it was Rick. Rick was buried at the Air Force Academy cemetery with full military honors, including a 21-gun salute, a missing-man fly-by, and the solemn playing of Taps. Generals presented flags to his two surviving relatives, his sisters, Cheryl and Toby. Then we all gathered together at a restaurant to tell Rick stories. And we all had a really great time, reminiscing about Rick's great sense of humor, his intelligence, and his dedication to duty. It was a great Celebration of Life. And it was also a solemn reminder of the sacrifices the families of servicemen faced, and continue to face, when they send their loved ones off to war. They wait at home, never knowing if the sound of the closing car door in the street is a neighbor coming home or a military staff car with a Colonel and a Chaplain coming to bring news that will change their lives forever. That happened 58,286 times during the Vietnam War. Eighteen on my classmates were lost in Southeast Asia. Five have still not been found.

The Ambitious VET Podcast
163: Healing Through Horses With J.R. Smith

The Ambitious VET Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 40:18


What are you doing nowadays to escape from all this political propaganda noise going on today to take care of yourself and gain perspective on it all? In this episode, you will learn from a patriot raised by a Vietnam War veteran who is supporting veterans to better process emotions and thoughts through horse therapy.  Impactful Moments of the Show:  5:00MM: J.R.'s background and a long family line of World War 2 and Vietnam veterans. 8:00MM: His perspective from a dependent seeing his Vietnam veteran dad transition out. 14:00MM: What inspired Veteran Ranch and what makes it different? 20:00MM: The power of horse therapy and the feeling of unbroken loyalty just like the Marine Corps. 28:00MM: J.R.'s one last #goldengrenade Do you #giveabuck? Learn more about the Veterans Ranch here: https://www.theveteransranch.org/ Show Sponsor: Download your free copy of the qualitative research study solving the billion-dollar transition problem: https://www.ambitiousvetnetwork.com/  

Tom Sullivan Show
Tom Sullivan Show, November 10, Hour 3

Tom Sullivan Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 37:15


Happy Birthday to the Marine Corps. Is there are war on coal power from the Biden administration?

Us & Them
Last Man Honored

Us & Them

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 29:22


Us & Them host Trey Kay honors Veterans Day with a remarkable conversation with the last surviving World War ll U.S. Marine recipient of the Medal of Honor. Hershel Woodrow “Woody” Williams grew up as a farm kid in the Mountain State and enlisted in the Marine Corps just after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He served in the Pacific campaign and fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima. Williams received the Medal of Honor for fighting against enemy positions to open a lane for infantry soldiers. For four hours under heavy fire, he used a flamethrower against reinforced concrete pillbox defenses. After leaving active service, Williams created a foundation to honor the families of service people lost in battle and offer scholarships to the children of fallen soldiers. Williams, who is 98, says his goal is to ride a horse on his 100th birthday.

ALL MARINE RADIO - Podcasts
THE ALL MARINE RADIO HOUR: “Will C” joins me with thoughts on the 246th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps

ALL MARINE RADIO - Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 95:43


246th Marine Corps Birthday Message of the Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro  246th Marine Corps Birthday Message of the Commandant of the Marine Corps

Bernie and Sid
What's Your Favorite War Movie? | 11-10-2021

Bernie and Sid

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 7:32


Wednesday's Highlight: Today marks the Marine Corps' birthday while tomorrow is officially Veteran's Day.  So let's reminisce and talk about the classic war films that has made its mark in cinematic history. We want to hear from you.  What's your favorite war movie???

The Bettor Life
157: Bettor Be There featuring Lisa Melmed, Plaza Hotel Casino

The Bettor Life

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 87:35


This week's episode is packed with content. First, Tim provides a brief look at his time in the Marine Corps and the gambling throughout. Then, Lisa Melmed joins the podcast. Lisa is the Marketing Manager at Plaza Hotel Casino in Vegas. She shares her insight and perspective on the marketing side of the casino industry. Finally, Michael Trager gives us the look-ahead to this year's ZorkFest in December. Guest: Lisa Melmed, Plaza Hotel Casino Show: @TheBettorLife Use promo code "YOELEVEN" for 11% off at The Bettor Life online shop: www.bettormerch.com Support the show with a monthly pledge at Patreon.com/TheBettorLife Please, take a moment to leave us a rating and review in your podcast app of choice like iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.

The American Story
One More For Chesty

The American Story

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 7:43


“Chesty” Puller was a Marine's Marine. To this day, in Marine Corps boot camp, recruits are exhorted, “Do one more for Chesty! Chesty Puller never quit!” His combat service record is astonishing: he is the most decorated Marine in history. Chesty insisted that he did not love fighting. But if there was a fight, he wanted in on it, and he generally was. But the fighting spirit is not the only reason Chesty is revered by Marines. Bravery in combat is expected. He embodied something more.

Thirty Minute Mentors
Episode 96: General Robert Neller

Thirty Minute Mentors

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 30:55


General Robert Neller is a retired four-star general and was the highest-ranking officer in the United States Marine Corps. As Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Neller oversaw a $43 billion global enterprise and 225,000 employees around the world. General Neller joins Adam to share his journey and best lessons learned along the way. General Neller and Adam discuss leadership, culture, success, change management, decision making, performing under pressure, motivation, and more.