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Dear America with Graham Allen Podcast
EP 263 | Are We Going Back to War??

Dear America with Graham Allen Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 44:28


On today's episode, join Graham as he discusses how the left seems interested in a war with Russia, how the NY mask mandate was labeled unconstitutional, and how the National Guard may be giving out less than honorable discharges to good soldiers.  Join Grahams Text List - TEXT: GRAHAM to 866-645-0622 www.GoodRanchers.com/Graham CODE: Graham www.BirchGold.com Text: Graham to 989898 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Live Like the World is Dying
S1E36 - Summer on Frontline Nursing in a Rural Area

Live Like the World is Dying

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 60:48


Episode Notes The host Margaret Killjoy can be found on twitter @magpiekilljoy or instagram at @margaretkilljoy. You can support this show and others on Patreon at patreon.com/strangersinatangledwilderness. Transcript Margaret Hello and welcome to Live Like the World is Dying, your podcast for what feels like the end times. I'm your host, Margaret Killjoy, and also welcome back to the show. It's been several months since I put out the last episode and you'll be shocked to know that's because a bunch of stuff happened in my life which is, you know, everything to do with everything that's going on in the world. Um, maybe most importantly I moved and I now live on-grid in Appalachia instead of off-grid and Appalachia, and I'm very happy for the transition. It's pretty cool to have enough electricity to make this show. And also have an oven that works. I really like having an oven. And I also got a puppy, and I got a puppy who is rescued, so I've not—I spent several months where instead of sleeping or getting anything done, I had a puppy. I still have the puppy but now I get to sleep because the puppy is like five months old. So that's where I've been. And, yeah, welcome back to the show. This week I'll be talking with Summer who is my friend who is an ICU nurse in a rural area in in rural Oregon, which is not the most lefty area, and we're going to be talking about pretty much the—the politics of vaccination and some of what they've dealt with during the pandemic. And I think you'll enjoy it. And this podcast is a proud member of the Channel Zero Network of Anarchist Podcasts, and here's a jingle from another show on the network. Duh da duh da da daaaaa. Jingle 1 The Final Straw is a weekly anarchist radio show. It's fucking awesome, and you're never gonna hear me say fucking awesome on our show because we're FCC regulated. Jingle 2 There's a black part of my heart that just flutters when you talk like that. Jingle 1 [Inaudible] talk than more yelling. Jingle 3 It's a weird sort of like nice thing, in a way, that also can get kind of frightening at times. Jingle 1 Thefinalstrawradio.noblogs.org Margaret Okay, so if you could introduce yourself with like your name, your pronouns, and then I guess a little bit about what it is that you do that is the reason I invited you to talk on the show today. Summer My name's Summer. I'm a nurse, I live in Rural Oregon. I use they/them pronouns and I've been working in an ICU and have experienced now working in a Covid ICU—full Covid ICU. And I come from a background of radical politics and we're here today to talk about some of that. Margaret Yeah I guess I wanted to have you on because I've seen some of your social media posts about the hate that you've gotten at the—at the ICU that you work at and I know there's a lot of conversation right now about what do we do about the unvaccinated people who end up in hospital, and you know, combined with the—there's a lot of like news stories about, you know, the ungratitude of the unvaccinated folks and things like that. And I guess I just wanted to talk to you to get more of a firsthand idea of what it's like working at an ICU during Covid in a pandemic. I already set the Covid part. Summer Sure, um, so to give a little context: like I said, I live in a rural area of Organ. It's predominantly conservative, a lot of libertarian bent, um, included in the state of Jefferson—if you're familiar with that as a concept. And we experienced a huge Covid surge in our ICUs August through October of this last fall—or summer into fall. Maybe even into November really. And so rural area with low vaccination rates. Like I said, a lot of libertarian politics. And during that surge we were experiencing some of the worst numbers in the country in terms of infection rates and it hit our hospital pretty hard. We serve, uh, like very wide rural area. We're, um, the highest level trauma center within hundreds of miles. And so we get people from a really wide region of the state and even from Northern California. And our ICU just got flooded with very, very sick Covid patients. It's a fifteen-bed ICU and as soon as that filled up, you know, it really impacted the entire hospital system. And it ended up that our ICU and our step down unit were both full of critically ill Covid patients during that time frame, and we ended up having the National Guard and FEMA nurses present at the hospital to just help it continue to function and help it serve the Covid patients and the rest of the patients in the hospital who needed care. So that's the larger context of what was going on. And then more specifically in my experience, you know, the politics around the pandemic not only impacted, like, who's getting vaccinated and who's not and the numbers and how they grew so rapidly, but really, they impact and trust in the medical system. And there's already a lot of reasons for a lot of different demographics and populations to have distrust in the medical system. But right now we're experiencing that kind of expanding into different demographics and different populations. And the things that I think you're referring to that I've experienced was, you know, there was a day during our surge where the national news actually came into our ICU to report on what was happening in this rural area. And, you know, at that time the vast majority of patients we were seeing were unvaccinated. And that very same day there was a protest outside the hospital against the state vaccine mandate that had not been enacted but was upcoming, that would require all health care workers to be vaccinated, um, barring a religious exemption. So we left a shift where the national news was present, high Intensity, we lost like 3 patients that day in our small ICU I think, um, to walk out of the hospital to hundreds of people across the street protesting the vaccine mandate. And then, you know, of course mixed in there are antivaxxers are—you know, generally antivaxxers— more far-right folks mixed in. It was a pretty tough day, a pretty emotional day for a lot of us walking out from some really intense cases in the ICU to a public that is completely undermining your lived reality, you know, just on the other side of these doors, right? And I think that that's, you know, that's a thing that's been seen at different areas across the country, that tension that's escalated between healthcare and the public. And I think there's so many things that we can say about that. But really, I—you know, this question of like vaxx versus antivaxx, um, it's something I've thought out about quite a lot, obviously. And I actually had a friend somewhat recently who, um—a mutual friend I believe—asked me whether I still have compassion for unvaccinated patients. You know, going off of his experience of having healthcare worker friends who are kind of just totally disillusioned around vaccination rates and taking care of these patients who didn't take what seems like the obvious step to take care of themselves. Margaret Yeah. Summer And the answer to that is like, yes, I definitely still do have compassion for these people, and um I can understand not—I can understand the frustration. I'm still frustrated, right. It's still easy to get really angry. But for me it's the same as any other patients that I treat, whether it's an OD, or a DUI, or people coming in with exacerbations of chronic illness. It's not really my job to judge why someone's in the hospital. It's not my job to moralize their suffering. And if you're in a Covid ICU, that is like a hellhole of suffering, let me tell you. These people are suffering in a major way and experiencing a huge trauma. Not just the patients, but families as well. Margaret Right. Summer I also, you know, have to contextualize it in this much larger situation where we have a government that is, like, face planting, a public healthcare system that is face planting on managing a global pandemic in our country, and this huge amount of misinformation that's out, both about, you know, a vaccine, but also about a virus and what that is, and about a pandemic and what that is, and what it takes to protect yourself from one another. And so I have a lot of compassion for people who, their world is just a different reality. It's a reality where the facts don't line up, right? Margaret Yeah. Summer And a lot of us experience that now, right? Like, what is reality? Sometimes you can't even have a conversation with someone about facts, about what's real and what's not, and I experience that a lot talking to family members in healthcare at this point. Margaret Yeah. I mean, it's interesting comparing it—kind of, like, subtly comparing it to harm reduction, right? I feel like that was actually one of the most, you know, that was like the way of putting it that really got to me, like, when you just set that just now is because I—yeah, I do think of the like, well obviously these people are making decisions that I don't, right? Um, and yet that's a decision we've made at least in terms of the opioid crisis to just not have any judgment towards, and it's kind of interesting. Also because when you talk about the suffering that people are facing, right? Like, it comes up every now and then that someone who is kind of terrible dies, right? Summer Right. Margaret And then, in some ways, especially if they have a lot of like political power or whatever, everyone talking shit on that person who's died. Whatever, I don't I don't care. But on some level there's a certain amount of, like, well can't ask accountability of the dead. You know, like, um, like say—so for example, someone dies doing something very like heroic and good that we all agree is a good thing, but they have a long history of doing bad things. There's kind of a like, well, but they can't do anything about that now, right? There's no way for us to ask for them to do anything about that. And so, maybe even the people who survive who aren't vaccinated who end up in the hospital—I mean I guess what we're kind of saying is, like, get vaccinated or face the consequences. And they were like, “consequences, please.” And then they face the consequences. So on some level— Summer Yeah. Margaret —like what more can you ask? They're suffering, you know. 10:20.19 Summer Yeah. But even in in my regards, some people don't really understand—many people don't really understand the consequences. Not only have many people not really seen what an ICU is, what a ventilator is, what someone's body looks like after weeks on a ventilator. Um, but in their version of reality, the truth that they've been presented, this whole thing isn't real for some of these people. And I'm not exaggerating. Like I have met—I have talked to family members at the bedside of their loved one who has an 80–90% chance of dying—because those were the rates we were seeing in our ICU during that surge—80–90% of our intubated patients were dying of Covid—who says, “I just didn't know. I just didn't think this was real. I didn't think this could happen.” Margaret Yeah. 11:14.96 Summer “If you were going to get a vaccine, which one would you get.” Like, those are conversations I've had with people, you know, and it's—that's what really for me is so heart-wrenching is, like, the dawning of knowledge upon these people in the worst way possible. Like, that shouldn't be the way people have to understand the truth is by watching their family member die because of what they've all believed. Um, and I mean, I've witnessed that regret from family members for sure, and I—this isn't to, you know, I'm not like a flawless person or something. I also get super fucking frustrated and I've had family members yell at me on the phone about Ivermectin, um, when I'm like, that's not—there's no evidence to support that as a treatment in severe Covid cases. Like that's, like, become this, like, this sentence I've repeated so many times. And it's—that's super challenging when you're working with a team around the clock that is like monitoring literally everything that this person's body is doing, from like every milliliter of urine they're producing, to all their blood work, to the pressure that's programmed into the ventilator to keep their lungs open, and then you walk out of the room and there's a family member on the phone yelling at you about how, well there's no evidence to support vaccination, and you're staring at their loved one unvaccinated on a ventilator. You know, it's like this this dissonance. Margaret Yeah. Summer Um, like I—it's like you're reaching across a span that's really great in those instances, you know, because you don't have a common understanding of what the world is right now. Margaret Right. It's funny because I kept waiting, you know, like hearing stories about that—obviously I don't experience them—but hearing those stories, I keep kind of waiting for it to, like, break through and for people to be like, oh okay, like, my cousin died and now all of my other cousins are getting vaccinated and I'm going to and, you know what, I'm going to actually tell my friends at the bar that we should get vaccinated, especially if we keep hanging out at a bar. And like, I kept like waiting for that to happen. And at this point I've completely given up on that ever happening because of— Summer Well it does—it does happen sometimes. And I'm not trying to be, like, a blasting ray of hope, because it doesn't happen a lot, too. You know, but I have seen—like I have cared for a patient who was on a ventilator for over 60 days and then you know, was brought—like he's, the patient's awake now and can talk and whatnot. And any team member, any—whether it's a physical therapist or a nurse or anyone who walks in the room, the patient immediately now asks, “do you have the vaccine.” And because of the experience that this person has had, they've completely changed their mind about vaccination, of course. And at our at our hospital you have to be vaccinated to work there at this point, so it's kind of a like moot question, but I do see people turn around in a really big way. But it's just so unfortunate that they have to have what to me looks like one of the worst experiences I could possibly imagine in order to come to terms with the reality that we're living under, you know? Margaret Yeah Summer And I get it, you know? I get the root of where people are coming from is distrust of the government, distrust of the media, distrust of healthcare. Like, uh, relatable? Like yeah, I get that. I also don't trust those things, you know? Maraget Right. Summer And, you know, depending on what background you come from, you have even more reason. not to distrust those things, especially healthcare. And so I can't, you know, stand on my moral high ground and pretend that I get it and I'm right and they're wrong and I'm smart and they're dumb, you know. Like that doesn't really get us anywhere when the actual reality that I'm faced with is a person in front of me who is deeply suffering, who we're going to try our best to take care of. Margaret Yeah. I, you know, I'm sure you get this daily and maybe it's annoying, but it's like, I can't imagine being able to do what you do, you know, and then, like, maintain enough, um—yeah, okay, like how do you maintain enough faith in humanity to go to work? Is that too blunt of a question? Summer You know, I go to work. I don't know if I maintain faith in humanity. Margaret Ah, okay. Summer But I keep going back somehow. And it's been Hard. It's been really fucking hard. And if anyone's listening and you are close to anyone who's working in healthcare, especially if they're working and an ICU, like, I can't emphasize enough just taking care of your friends, and even just asking, hey man, shit sounds rough. How are you doing? Like, that goes a long way, you know? And yeah, how do I keep doing it? Honestly it's like—and I guess this ties into some of the topics you kind of mentioned talking about today—um, it's the team that I work with that really does make a big difference. And, you know, going into nursing as like a queer person with this radical background, I felt really alienated from my co-workers. I kind of had this, like, mindset that I was like an alien walking into a foreign land and I didn't want anyone to know I was an alien, you know. And I still feel that like every day of my life everywhere I go but— Margaret This is unrelatable. I don't know what you're talking about. Summer Yeah, you have no idea what I mean. Um, but over time I've developed relationships with people who I probably would never have five years ago, and, um, the type of solidarity that I experienced in the workplace might not be like #radical or something, or #anarchy, but um, those bonds are really important and really powerful, and I know that my co-workers would show up for one another in so many big ways, you know, like, it's not called mutual aid there, but it sure as fuck is. The way that I've seen people show up for one another, especially in these crises. And, yeah, it's—that bleeds into so many other things about nursing and mental health and the crisis that's happening in nursing right now. Margaret I mean, we could talk about that. I'm curious about that. Summer Yeah, I think that you know some people are kind of—who aren't in healthcare are kind of aware of what's happening, but I think a large number of people aren't really aware of— Margaret Which is that everyone's rushing to join the field because you all are well-respectcted, well-paid, and taken care of? Loved by society? Summer Yeah—and yeah, not facing these like ruptures of, like, what is real on a daily basis. Margaret Yeah, that's right. Summer Yeah, exactly it's going great. Margaret It's utopian. Summer Become a nurse, everyone. Um, no, but there is a—there's a huge crisis happening right now in nursing and there already was this like nursing shortage, right? Like when I was in nursing school they would talk about the nursing shortage. And really what it was was, like, a lot of nurses were retiring at retirement age, and what I see as the biggest barrier wasn't that no one wanted to be a nurse, it's that—it's twofold. It's like we have an aging population with complex chronic health conditions, so more patients, right? And then we have people who want to be nurses, but we have educational institutions that are trying to make as money as much money as possible, and limiting the number of people who can access degrees in nursing. And we maybe don't have enough educators. Maybe, you know, probably a lot of stuff that I don't know about or not qualified to talk about. But and that was already the baseline when I entered the field of nursing, and then you lay on top of that this huge pandemic that is just totally changed everything, changed what nursing looks like. And like, side note, also a lot of healthcare workers have died of Covid. And it's not like an extreme number, but I think the number from the World Health Organization last October was between like 80- and 180,000. I believe that's worldwide. So—and I don't know what percentage of those are nurses—but like, you know, that does play a role, fear of that probably plays a role, and then it's extreme burnout and trauma. Like, you know, I mentioned earlier that during these surges—and probably these numbers differ from hospital to hospital—80–90% of our patients who were put on ventilators for Covid were dying. And, you know, we're pretty used to dealing with people dying in the ICU. It's kind of, like, what we do is try to prevent people from dying. But inevitably people die. Um, but when you have 80–90% of the people that you're taking care of dying no matter what you do, no matter how hard you work, no matter what interventions you try, it is demoralizing to say the least. You know it's awful. Margaret Yeah. Summer It's truly awful. Um, and it's like an already high-stress job that then you add that on top of, you add the public discourse on top of that, you add the politics, you add the family's yelling at you about whatever treatment they heard about from Joe Rogan or, you know, whatever. It just creates this stress level that's, I think, unprecedented and really difficult to manage. Um, and there's that narrative of, like, the public not caring about nurses, or the public not understanding what they're going through, but even bigger is like policies that reflect a lack of care for human life in this country, which, you know, our job as nurses is to preserve human life. And then we're faced with the government, healthcare—or public health policies that don't value human life. So there's like that dissonance going on. Margaret You talking about the, like, the way the CDC keeps changing, like, what's being valued or whatever? Summer Yeah, I mean just all of it. The way that, um, both presidents who have been elected or serving—or whatever the fuck you call what they do during this pandemic. The way that it's been managed, the way the way capitalism manages this pandemic does not reflect a care for human life, right? It reflects the care for capital. And that just—when your job is to preserve human life and you see all these policies coming down that you're like, what the fuck, what the fuck, what the fuck? Like, this doesn't line up with what we're supposed to do. Like, this doesn't line up at all. And then you have, you know, places that lack appropriate PPE for nurses, like, these policies that don't reflect I care for healthcare workers. It is, like, the whole picture is a big labor crisis, because people of course are going to be like, the fuck am I doing here when I could do x, y, z thing, right? And, like— Margaret You should try podcasting. You don't have to leave the house. Summer I know, I'm thinking about it actually. Margaret Okay, cool. Summer And I am lucky in a lot of ways. Like, I live on the West Coast, I am unionized, my pay proportionally is a lot greater than some parts of the country, like some parts would rule south where nurses are getting paid garbage, right? And don't have a lot of the protections that I do. And, I mean, I can keep listing all these things. Like you mentioned the CDC, like, growing lack of trust in the CDC as an institution, as a healthcare worker, because they just say garbage that is not evidence-based. They tell you you're supposed to, like, work your job based on policies that have no evidence behind it. There's just—everything's starting to feel more and more arbitrary, right. Um, and it's gotten to a point where, like, I hear my coworkers in the break room talking about the different psych meds that they're trying. Or like, the different anti-anxiety pills that they're trying, and the different dosages that they're trying, just to manage, like, their job. Now, off course, that's not everyone. I'm not trying to be like overly-dramatic. But it's definitely a trend. And then the—you know, the other side of that is, like, you have people just leaving the field entirely. But you have a shit ton of people who are going to be travel nurses and, like—a travel nurse, for people who don't know, it's an RN who can pick up a contract. Hospitals around the country do this, and have done it since before the pandemic. You pick up a contract for a certain number of weeks for a certain pay. You work that contract, you move on. Um, people do this for short periods of time, for long periods of time, but during the pandemic it's been totally amplified, because you started having these crisis contracts, some of which were funded by the government, to send nurses to places that were really impacted by the pandemic and lacking staff. And you had these huge, huge incentives—like huge pay bonuses—for working in these extreme conditions. And at first you saw that, you know, in places like New York and whatnot with big surges. But now pretty much everywhere is hurting for nurses, and they will hire travel nurses for up to, you know, 4 or 5 times what staff nurses are making at that same institution. So you work under these conditions for long enough, your management tells you for long enough that they can't do—they can't give you PPE or they can't give you a retention bonus, or they just can't, they can't, they can't. Of course eventually people are going to be like, well fuck this place, I'm going to go make 4 times as much 2 hours away or next state over. And so it's turning into a situation where we have more and more travel nurses in hospitals, and less and less staff nurses. And like, that in itself doesn't sound that problematic until you think about, like, what's the difference between a nurse who's been at the same institution for 10 years and one who's been there for 3 days. It's like a commitment to that institution in a certain sense, right? At least a commitment to the community that they're serving in maybe some way, and knowledge of the way things work there because every hospital is going to be a little different. So it does, you know, in some senses pose a safety concern. Um, and in some cases people who are getting travel contracts are maybe not necessarily qualified to work in the positions that they're getting hired to. And I've seen that happen before. People are chasing the money, and I don't blame them right? So anyway, that's like a lot of talk. The whole crisis. But it really is becoming a crisis. At our hospital I see people who I don't think of as, like, labor organize-y or, like, radical by any means, who would describe themselves as moderate talking about this stuff in terms that are getting more and more pressured. And I see people who are talking about leaving who I would have never imagined would leave. And we have management telling us, we can't pay you more because we have to pay all these travel nurses. Well, if you paid us more we might stay and not become travel nurses, right? Margaret Can I just become a travel nurse and stay here? Actually, do people do that? Summer Yeah, um, no, they try to prevent you from doing that. Margaret Oh, okay. Summer But I have people that I work with who even took travel gigs north like 2 hours, and so they're still living where we live, they just drive 2 hours to work and make 4 times as much. Margaret Yeah, yeah. One of the things you were talking about earlier, you know, watching the nurses like trust the CDC and the government stuff less and less. And it ties into that thing that you were talking about earlier about how a lot of people have good reasons not to trust the government, and so that's like something that we can all—I think anyone who's thought through most things would have reason to distrust the government, right? Any analysis of history, almost regardless of your background, but obviously some backgrounds more than others. There's good reasons to not trust the government. Summer I can think of like 5 reasons not to trust. Margaret Like a little list? Summer Top 5 reasons not to trust them. Margaret Yeah, totally. No, this is good. You're going to be a good podcaster. Better than me. But the thing that works—that it comes down to for me—and it helps that I know people like you. I know medical professionals. You know, my joke for a long time is that the way to get health care in this country is to date a doctor and then stay friends with him. Um, because that's how I had my health care for a very long time, is that my ex is a doctor now. Um you date one boy, you pick the right one. Anyway. Um, and yeah. But the thing is this like—okay, so I don't trust the government. What I trust is people. And so, like, people are like, well why do you trust the government telling you what's good for your health? And I'm like, no, I trust my friends who are doctors. And it's not even like I trust doctors as a category at large, because I also understand why people are nervous around that. And it is this position of privilege where I am around people who have made those choices or have access to those choices to become medical professionals. But it's like, no, I trust you, like I trust you—it's just interesting to me. I don't know like how to—this is my solution. This is how we get, um, you know, all the nurses just go to the people and you'd be like, look hey, don't listen to the government, listen to me. I don't know. Summer A flawless plan. Margaret Maybe, everyone to listening, trust us! What could go wrong? Trust the voices and the headphones. Unlike Joe Rogan, don't trust Joe Rogan. Summer Yeah, don't trust that voice in your headphone. Yeah I really get it. Why not to trust institutions, why not to trust, uh, what feels like big government saying, now do this to your body. You know, it's the good thing to do. But, and before the vaccine came out, you know, I had my own, I'll be honest, I had my own hesitations about whether or not I would get it. But the moment that it was made accessible to me I was at work and I got an email that said, hey, you can make appointment. I picked up the phone immediately and made an appointment. I kind of surprised myself with how, like, my response to it. Like how ready I was to get the vaccine. It was pretty early on, it was last December, um, but part of what really changed it for me is kind of what you're talking about. Like not thinking about it as, like, the government made a vaccine or, you know, Pfizer made a vaccine, but thinking about the individual people who worked on producing that vaccine and, like, you know, we've all met science nerds, right? That's like, they're passionate about their nerd-dom around science and I was just imagining people like in these labs working their fucking tails off to produce something. And, you know, whether they do it for money, or glory, or fame, or out of, like, a care for people, who knows? But, I don't know, for some reason that comforted me, thinking about people like pouring their hearts and their minds into this project. But, I mean, that kind of like brings us back to talking about vaccines, right? Margaret Which vaccine did you get? Summer Um and I have Pfizer. Yeah. Does that mean—is this like a horoscope reading? Does that mean something about me? Margaret Yeah, probably. We need to come up with that. Summer My sun and moon are and Pfizer. Um I just—I've been thinking a lot about this like vaxxed versus unvaxxed thing. And especially in the Biden administration, and how so many liberals—probably more or less well-meaning liberals—thought that, like, Joe Biden was going to turn us around in terms of the pandemic. And what we've seen is, like, definitely not. We have not turned this thing around, you know? Like not even close. By no means have we turned it around. Margaret Well, I mean, you know, there's like a million people a day getting Covid. Oh yeah, nope. I see what you mean. Summer Yeah, yeah. And ultimately it's like, I just take issue with this really neoliberal response where this control of a global pandemic is being placed on the actions of the individual, right? Whether or not the individual makes the like “good” or “moral” choice to get vaccinated, and ultimately to me it feels like this fascist tendency. Like we've, like, identified an internal enemy which is the unvaccinated, right? And like those are the people responsible for all of this, for the economy failing for—like what does that narrative sound like, you know? And like this is all to say, like, yeah, I'm provaxx. I'm vaxxed. Like, I think it's a good Idea. You should probably get vaccinated. But I don't, you know, we're talking about like a global issue here and whether or not your neighbor's vaccinated, ultimately like there's bigger fucking questions of like why there's been such a failure in public health to manage this pandemic. There are countries where this isn't the reality, you know? Margaret Yeah. Summer Their numbers right now are like in the dozens, maybe the hundreds. Like, that could have been our reality if this had been managed differently on a policy level, and I'm not even like a fucking policy nerd, you know? I'm just like, wow y' all did bad. Like this has not worked out. And the hyper-focus on the, like, choice of the individual, just like it does with green capitalism, it pulls our attention away from these larger structural issues and institutional responses to the pandemic. Like, are we really—like, don't question Joe Biden, question your neighbor, you know. Don't be mad at like the CDC, be mad at like the guy out on the street. Like, it's just a really ineffectual way to manage this. And it also—like the narrative around, like, well if only they'd get vaccinated. It's just like writing off the deaths of these people as inevitable and as, like, not worth our care, or our time, or our thought. And I don't think—I mean, maybe I can think of some people who like “deserve” to die of Covid, but I don't think the vast majority of people who are dying deserve it by any means, you know. Margaret Right. Summer And um—and we're at a point too where like even vaccinated people are getting sick, so it becomes, like, this really big question, right? Margaret Yeah, and I guess—I guess it's like people are putting their faith—even if they're not putting their faith in government, they're putting their faith in like Fox News or whoever it is who's, you know, telling them not to get vaccinated. Summer Right, yeah. Margaret Instead of putting their faith in themselves and their own decision making. Yeah, no, that's interesting. You know, okay, so like one of the reasons that, like, you know, green capitalism—it's like the—well, if you'd only change your light bulbs to LEDs a little bit earlier, we wouldn't have climate change, everyone knows that. If you, Summer, hadn't changed—had changed your light bulbs, still hold you responsible for this. And, you know, and so it's like we all see how that's bullshit, and I can see how that that makes sense about this. But it is interesting because some of the—some of the ways it seems like that countries are handling it successfully do challenge some of my anti-authoritarianism on some level. Summer Yeah. Margaret And so it would be less about giving your neighbor the choice, and in some ways it is about like vaccine mandates. It's like, well, if you want to keep working at this thing that you do, you need a vaccine. And I actually don't have—like people ask me a fair amount as, like, a sort of public-facing anarchist or something, people be like, well what is the, you know, anti-authoritarian response about vaccines and stuff. And for me, it's like fairly easy. It's like, well, I don't want to get sick and I don't want to get other people sick, so obviously I take the thing that's available to me that can minimize my chances of that and, you know. But if you're talking about on a policy level, like what does that look like? What does that mean? Summer Yeah, I don't—honestly, I don't know. It's something I've thought about a lot too because I don't want to come across as, like, everyone should do what they want, because I obviously don't feel that way. Like, that's not limiting—that's what we're doing and it's not limiting suffering. It's not preventing people from dying. It's not preventing people who are medically fragile and don't deserve this from dying, you know? Not that—I don't want to come across that way at all and, like, have you have you read Climate Leviathan” Margaret I have not, but I once listened to a podcast where they discuss the basic concept. So I basically have read it. Summer Well, it just it creates this like interesting…w hat would you call it… like, this categorization of different ways that governments could respond to the ongoing climate crisis, right. And there's like climate Mao, which is kind of—resembles like the way a country like China might respond to the climate—or is responding to the climate crisis. And I've been thinking about that in terms of, like, the pandemic. Margaret So using, like, top-down authoritarian control. Summer Yeah, yeah. But like left-wing authoritarian, I guess. And in China the way that they're dealing with pandemic right now from some of the stories I've read is, like, people who have tried to travel there and you test positive and you are forcibly put into isolation, you know. Margaret Right. Summer You know, you're given treatment and you don't really have a choice. Is that good? Ugh, you know, doesn't make me feel good. And then you have a country like ours which is more of, like, neoliberal, that, you know, we're seeing what that response looks like. Like, freedom to the individual and then like what fuck happens then? It's a shit show in its own way, and all the policies are geared towards, you know, maximizing capital instead of valuing humans or human life. Margaret Right. Summer And then there would be like a right-wing authoritarian response, which I don't know what kind of example to give for that. But then there's the, like, what is the response that you're talking about? What do we come up with that's like an antiauthoritarian leftist response to a global pandemic, and I don't know, really. But I do know that, like, things that come to mind are like, we talk a lot about informed consent in medicine and I don't think that people have the right education and right information to make informed decisions around a lot of this. That's like a huge issue, right? Like, our education system, our public health system, our media and the way that—you know, back to what we were talking about earlier, the way that like there's this split in reality, the reality that people are experiencing. Like, people are not making informed choices about their health when they choose not to vaccinate—often. Sometimes they are, but often they aren't, right. Because they don't have access to all the information—or not being given all the information in unbiased manner. So that's one of the things I think about. And then, like, global vaccine equity is huge, right? Because we can't pretend this is just a national issue, like that's absurd, viruses do not, like, acknowledge borders. Like, why we treat this as if it's, like, in an enclosed space ,right, that is called the United States when, um, the border is, like—yeah, it has like very real and fucked up implications in the world. But it's also a concept, right? And like, we need to acknowledge this as a global problem, or else, you know, we're going to keep getting these variants, we're going to keep getting more waves of Covid. So, yeah, I don't really have like a solid answer of, like, how do we deal with this in an antiauthoritarian way. But there's things we can do better, that's for sure. Margaret I had this like huge moment of, somewhere between disappointment and fear, like I think there was, like, a news story that broke about, like, Russia, like, hacked some of the people researching a vaccine and stole their research or whatever. And everyone's like, oh, damn you Russia. And I'm like, wait, what? It wasn't freely available? Like, you like to imagine that when there's a global pandemic all of the smart people who specifically study that get together and say, like, okay, what's the best plan? And then they all figure it out together and we can have our Star Trek moment where we realize we're all going to fucking die unless we do it, right? And something about, like, climate change and carbon emissions and stuff, I see how that like screws the economy—I'm completely in favor of this approach to climate change, mind you—but like I could see the argument for it's really more complex than that and it has all these implications. But I just like can't see a defense of intellectual property for vaccines and for medical care. You know, I just, I cannot fathom— especially, even from a self-interest point of view of like as you said, the, you know, vaccine does not respect borders. And so, like, I'm glad I have my like third shot—my booster shot—but it like kind of irritates me that there's, you know, plenty of people who've never had access to it at all, you know, elsewhere in the world. Summer Mhmm. Margaret I mean, I think that would be part of anti-authoritarianism, right? Is that you have this like, well obviously we don't respect these like borders or capitalism enough to say that, like, you all can, you know, hide the intellectual property of how we take care of ourselves. But it does get into interesting questions around, like, when you when you bring up informed consent, right. Because you're like, okay, well—I'm almost afraid to get into these kinds of—it's such a murky territory. But it's like, okay, if you have a community of people where they're like, oh, we all agree we're not vaccinated and it might fucking kill us and whatever, you know? But in some ways the consent—like, do I consent to allowing people who have not chose to be vaccinated get near me, you know? Like, what direction does the consent go? Like, I don't know the answer to that, but part of me thinks that the, you know, in the same way that we use informed consent with sex around STIs, right? And like, it's not to say that someone who has STIs like shouldn't have sex, it's just that you just need to have an informed, consensual sex. And like all sex, you know, because it's not like it's like a binary where some people have STIs and some people don't. I'm not trying to like, you know—people don't always know and then there's all these things that people have that—this is why it's so messy. And like, so, I'm not trying to be like, oh, if you want to hang out in Plague Village in Plague Town you can, right? I don't know, it gets—it's really complex and I just—like, I actually almost appreciate but mostly begrudge how much all of this challenges, I think not just like my ideological position, but like all the ideological positions that anyone who's actually thinking clearly comes into this with. If you came into the pandemic with a clear ideological position and it hasn't been challenged at all by the pandemic or climate change, I think you're lying to yourself. Summer Yeah, or you've just like—maybe if you're a capitalist you're still just like, yay capitalism, you know. Margaret I'm going to Mars, fuck all you! Summer Yeah, yeah, definitely. I mean there is a lot of nuance and I think it's made a lot of us pretty uncomfortable, right, to be like, should the government tell us not to leave our houses? Like maybe, is that a—maybe that's a good idea? That can't be a good idea. You know, like, it is really uncomfortable. Margaret Yeah. Summer And it's uncomfortable to be an anarchist or an anti-authoritarian and be like, well, the government should definitely just give me money to stay home. Because then it's like, oh, like—well, you know what—I don't have to explain it. But like, I think there is a lot of discomfort. There's a lot of weird ground here and like, it's—I think that, ultimately, it's just hard to imagine a widespread anti-authoritarian response to something when we live under capital and we live under this extreme—in this extreme situation, in extreme circumstances where we have very little control over something That's so widespread and overarching. Margaret I think that is the answer. Summer Yeah. That's not just you like no control, right? Like, we do have some control over our day-to-day lives, over what risks we're willing to accept, how we share information and resources and all that. Yeah, but some of it just feels very, oh yeah, so icky. Margaret Yeah I mean but it also gets to the level of, like, well, for example, something someone could do is stay being a nurse in the ICU. You know? I'm not trying to convince you to stay your job, you do whatever you want. But like, you know, I feel like that is a—you know, because so much of the response—or like, all the mutual aid organizations that popped up, you know, is like, in some ways that is our response. Because we don't control society, but we do control ourselves and we do control, you know, collectively control smaller organizations and things. Which might be too Pat of an answer. Summer I'm sure I'm sure there's like people more creative or smarter or something than I am who have a really great response to, like, what could that look like. But if—I know in my life for me right now it's just become—like my circle's gotten smaller in a lot of ways and I just try my best to take really good care of the people that are closest to me, you know. When my friends get sick with Covid I, like, bring them food, and I bring them care boxes and whatnot. And that seems kind of like mundane or simple. But for me, coming from my like ICU nursing position, that's kind of the best I can do. And help people understand what's going on, too, people who I'm close to who are like, wait, what the fuck does this—wait, what's happening with this thing? Like, not that I'm an authority, but I do have some room to speak from here. So. Margaret Well, is that no okay question to ask you? This will probably come out maybe a week from when we record it, so maybe everything will have changed. But like, what the fuck is happening right now? Is that something I can ask you> Summer Oh god. You mean with like Omicron, or? Margaret Yeah, and like, you know, there's a lot of discussion right now about, like, do we throw our hands up in the air and say, everyone's going to get it anyway? Summer Oh god. Margaret You know, both like in terms of, like, what kind of response is like appropriate—or even like what response like you take in your personal life, or like the people around you take in your personal lives that you respect, you know?—Whose choices around it you respect. Everyone listening do exactly what Summer is about to say and don't think for yourself. Summer Oh my god. Everyone who's listening, do not do as I say. But I think I have a couple of responses to that in terms of, like, what's going on right now with Omicron and, you know, we're seeing a ton of breakthrough infections. We probably all know people who are getting Covid right now. Do we just, yeah, throw our hands up in, like, let nihilism take over and let everyone get sick? No, that is a horrible strategy for managing a pandemic. That's a terrible— Margaret Oh, interesting. 49:57.48 Summer A terrible strategy and, you know, it does kind of bring me back to policy because so much of Biden's campaign or whatever, the dialogue around it has been about vaccination. And vaccination, yes, that's a tool. But that's not—I guess what I'm thinking of is there was like a statement that Biden made at some point that was like, we have such a great vaccine program and rollout and we're, rah rah, we're doing the best. It's just those damn unvaccinated people. And it's like, if we have this many unvaccinated people, is our vaccine campaign really that good? No, it's not. It's not good. It's not going well, you know, we could do better. Margaret We're doing great in the war except for the enemy that keeps winning. Summer Exactly. Yeah, it's like, what the hell? And I, you know, I think that like just throwing our hands up and saying, well everyone's going to get sick, it just fucking sucks because I think people are riding on this notion that, like, well, Omicron seems to confer less severe disease. Which, yeah, that's great, right? But if more people are getting infected—we're playing a statistics game, right? If more people are getting infected, then a smaller percentage can still be a bigger number of people who have severe disease, you know what I'm saying? And in like a place that's, like, where I live, where our resources aren't extensive in terms of like ICU medicine, our ICU is 15 beds. It only takes 15 people with severe Covid for us to be completely overwhelmed in a hospital that's already completely overwhelmed, in a hospital system that's overwhelmed, in a health care system that's overwhelmed. And so even if people—even in another situation where the people coming into the hospital don't have severe disease, they just have bad enough disease to come to the hospital, you're still dealing with a healthcare system that is, like, teetering—and I mean it, like really teetering. So everyone getting sick is not a great solution. I think that like, I can't tell anyone— Margaret But what if we do it all at once? Summer I can't tell anyone what to do, but in terms of what I do in my life is like, you know, I've all along assessed what risk feels appropriate for me and it's a harm reduction thing, right? It's like, we can't expect people to make the decisions that we would make for ourselves. We can give them the best information possible and the resources and hope for the best, you know, hope for the best outcomes. And I'm not going into indoor dining. I have friends that I see, a lot of them are nurses. I do a lot of outdoor activities so I'm able to see people outdoors a lot. I'm still having some dinners with friends, but I live—I also live in a rural area where, like, transmission isn't quite the same as it is in like big cities, right? So probably some people would take issue with some of the activities I participate in. But that's why I'm saying, like, not everyone should do what I do. But, I don't know, you just, you really need to think about the impact, right? Like, it's not not a big deal if you get sick, and I'm saying that with this assumption that whoever's hearing this has, like, a level of health and immune function that I do, and a lot of people don't, you know. Like I think we, like—“we” being, you know, maybe me—not trying to make assumptions about you—but a lot of us think, oh, this this isn't conferring severe disease, and we're not thinking about our friends, our community members who are really compromised at baseline, who are disabled at baseline, who are chronically ill at baseline, and who maybe aren't “useful” to capitalism at baseline. So it's easy to write off their illness and their deaths as insignificant. It's only affecting people who have chronic illness, you know, like we hear this narrative a lot. Like, 40% of Americans have chronic illnesses. 40%! Margaret Oh, that's a high number, yeah. Summer Yeah, and not all of those are gonna, you know, make it so you get severe Covid. But I've treated patients who their, you know, their chronic illness was hypertension. That's what they came in with, and they're intubated now, you know. And I'm not saying this to like fear-monger but just to, like, there isn't some “other” that is the chronically ill that is the immunocompromised, like, people all around us have these things that they're managing at baseline. So all of us getting sick: bad plan, was the summary of what I just said. Margaret Yeah, yeah. Well no, it's—I mean, it's interesting because it talks about the—when you're talking about, like, okay because people hear, okay, Omicron is less likely to cause severe illness. But as you pointed out, more people are still ending up, you know, we're still seeing a spike in severe illness like hospitalizations and death right now as a result of it. And it is—I think it's because, on an individual level, every individual is safer getting Omicron than Delta, potentially, right? Summer Yeah, potentially yeah. Margaret And so, any individual, especially probably those who kind of had in the back of their heads like, well, I'm healthy, I'll probably survive, you know, anyway, going on. Then hear this like reassurance. But yeah, we don't—we don't tend to think of ourselves at scale. We tend to think of ourselves as us, or at least I do way more than I would like to, you know? Summer Yeah. Margaret No, it's interesting. [Laughs] “Interesting.” What a wonderful word for what we're dealing with. Okay, well we're—we're kind of—we're coming up near an hour, but I guess I wanted to ask, do you have any final thoughts about Covid pandemic, you know, why people should go become nurses, or not become nurses, or anything to impart upon our listeners? Summer Um, I guess one thought that I have is, you know, I know a lot of us come from communities like DIY communities or communities that really value that ethic, and I also value that. But I just, like, want to remind people that, who are treating symptoms at home if they do get Covid or whatever they're treating at home, that if you're going to, you know, use herbal, or nontraditional, or traditional remedies to treat things like this, you just also have to have—you have to be judicious, you know. A lot of us have laughed a lot about people using Ivermectin or something like that. But I've treated a patient who was treating Covid at home with tonic water and homeopathic remedies, and I think it's easy to scoff at that, but like, one person's tonic water and homeopathic remedies is another person's, like, tinctures, right? Margaret Right. Summer Like these just are coming from different cultural backgrounds and situations. And that's not me writing off herbalism by any means, I just want to remind people that, like, in any situation, whether it's first aid, whether it's—we're talking about Covid. There's a point at which we can't DIY anymore, you know. And I just want to like throw that out there because, um, it's unfortunate, right, that we have to rely on institutions, but they're there for a reason. The ICU is there for a reason, and we can't DIY the ICU. So um, yeah, and just to have compassion for people who are trying those other remedies that seem absurd to you, because your remedies seem absurd to somebody else, you know. Margaret Yeah. Well, join us next week when we talk about how to set up a DIY ICU. No, no, no, that makes so much sense. And one of the things that I feel like I've learned a lot by talking to people for this show is kind of this, um, like, the institutions that run society are bad, but society is good—or like, the concept of having a society is good. Like DIY is great, but not everything should fall on you, or even the do it ourselves. Like, you know, we actually do need to learn to expand the “ourselves” in do it ourselves. And like, I don't know, I think one of the things that gave me the most hope that you said during all of this is talking about coming into the hospital system, you know, as a, like a queer weirdo, and then being like, oh, I'm not going to get along with anyone, and then like having these deep connections with people outside your usual bubble. I think that that's, like, so important and one of the things that gives me hope is that, you know, there's actually this like—these larger structures that are still just made of people that we can all work together and figure things out. Summer And, I mean, a lot of those people— I get why we should be skeptical of anyone in a lab coat or whatnot. But a lot of those people really do fucking care, and they really want to do their best even if they fuck up sometimes. So, I'm not trying to be like, woohoo, trust all nurses. But like, some of us are, you know, we're doing all right. Margaret Yeah. Okay, well do you have any either, like, personal or like any projects that you want to shout out to draw attention to while you have the moment? Summer I wish I did. I was for a while working on a project around here called Rogue Harm Reduction providing Narcan and STI testing for free, and Narcan training and whatnot. I haven't worked on that project in a while. I got pretty burned out at work, as you can imagine, so I took a step back. But that's a project I'll shout out to, you can look them up on social media. They're great people doing great stuff. Margaret So they do still exist and people can go support them? Summer Yeah. Margaret Awesome, well thank you so much. Thanks so much for listening. If you enjoyed this podcast, please tell people about it. It's the main way that people hear about it is word of mouth or, I guess mostly word of internet mouth at the moment. And, you know, you can feed all the algorithms that run the world that probably shouldn't by commenting, and posting about it to all the social medias, and doing all of those things—they have kind of a vastly disproportionate effect compared to what you might think. Every comment and every thumbs up and every subscription and all of that means that more people will run across this content. And if you want to support the show more directly, you can do so by supporting Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness, which is the publishing collective that publishes this show which I'm part of. And you can do that by going to patreon.com/strangersinatangledwilderness. I used to be supported by a personal Patreon, but owing to various things in my life, specifically that I have a nonprofit job now, I no longer am supported by that I'm supported by my nonprofit job. So instead the Patreon supports a bunch of different people who are making all kinds of awesome content and I'm very excited for people to check out Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness and all the stuff that we're going to be doing in 2022? Yes, that's the year it is. It's a new year. I'm still not very good at that. And I want to thank all the people who support the show, but in particular I want to thank Nicole and James and David and Justine [inaudible], Sean, Hugh, Dana, Chelsea, Eleanor, Mike, Starro, Cat J, The Compound, Shane, Christopher, Sam, Natalie, Willow, Kirk, Hoss the dog, and Nora for making this show possible. All right, that's it and I hope you all are doing as well as you can with everything that's going on, and take care of yourself and take care of each other. Find out more at https://live-like-the-world-is-dying.pinecast.co

Forever on the Fly
Capt.Lindsey Jefferies Jones: Level Your Wings

Forever on the Fly

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 64:45


What to say, what to say about our next guest. She was the very first African American female Black Hawk pilot for the North Carolina National Guard. But not only is she a trail blazer, she's someone that exudes her love for aviation in everything she does. She's the definition of a leader through and through. Not only has she displayed immense courage and leadership commanding and coordinating helicopter rescue missions during multiple catastrophic hurricanes, but when she's not out saving lives and serving our nation, she's bringing her leadership skills home by working as a personal trainer and accountability coach to the masses. We all know that being a pilot puts a strain on relationships. We typically have to uproot our lives every few years chasing those flight hours. Well, Lindsey puts her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health with a focus on couples and family counseling to work in her new book, Level Your Wings: A pilot's guide to healthy relationships. She's here to chat about her career in the National Guard, favorite fly ing stories, her new book, and stick around until the end of the episode where Lindsey will share her top 5 relationship nuggets from one aviator to another.  

The Future Is Female Powerlifting
#78 The First Female National Guard Ranger School Graduate, 1LT Emily Lilly

The Future Is Female Powerlifting

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2022 48:25


“I overheard them saying, ‘Women can’t even meet the physical standards to go to Ranger school’. That rubbed me the wrong way because I didn’t like being told I couldn’t do something because I’m a woman.” That would mark the beginning of history in the making for First Lieutenant Emily Lilly who became the first... Read More

Daily Signal News
How America Can Fix Inflation

Daily Signal News

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 64:04


We likely all have felt the effects of high gas and grocery prices, but what is the government doing to address inflation?Policymakers' negligence has left inflation to an overwhelmed Federal Reserve, a move that resulted in disaster in the 1970s.Four Heritage Foundation policy experts—Rachel Greszler, Katie Tubb, Peter St. Onge, and Daren Bakst—recently gathered to discuss the core factors driving inflation and what Congress and the Biden administration need to do to fight rising costs. Today on "The Daily Signal Podcast," we share their insights on how policymakers can act to curb inflation. (The Daily Signal is the multimedia news outlet of The Heritage Foundation.)Also on today's show, we explain what you need to know about the 49th annual March for Life taking place Friday in Washington.We also cover these stories:New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Democrat, announces that National Guard units will receive certification to work as substitute teachers and child care workers, to fill holes left by COVID-19 infections.President Joe Biden responds to criticism after making comments that seemed to imply a minor incursion by Russia in Ukraine would not be met with severe consequences.The National Collegiate Athletic Association announces changes to its transgender athlete policy to follow a sport-by-sport model.Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Texan Podcast
Weekly Roundup - January 21, 2022

The Texan Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 72:14


This week on The Texan's “Weekly Roundup,” the team discusses new fundraising numbers in Texas' hottest campaigns, a top state official's consultant being indicted for theft, the stances GOP gubernatorial candidates have taken on property tax reform, details surrounding suicides in the National Guard and criticisms levied at Governor Abbott, the Texas Supreme Court looking to weigh in on the last major challenge to the Heartbeat Act in federal court, a conversation with Dr. Peter McCullough on the Omicron variant and treatment options, a Houston doctor suing the hospital she formerly worked at for financial data relating to COVID-19, homicide rates in the state's largest cities, recent drug trafficking at the border, and a rundown of the Colleyville hostage situation.

The David Pakman Show
1/20/22: Schools Close Over Lack of Teachers, SCOTUS Rejects Trump

The David Pakman Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 59:10


--On the Show: --Vincent Racaniello, virology professor at Columbia University and host of This Week in Virology, joins David to discuss the Omicron variant, the future of the pandemic, the evolution of viruses, and much more --Joe Biden and Democrats' voting rights bill collapses as Democrats fail to change filibuster rules --Dr. Raul Pino, the Florida Department of Health Medical Director, has been placed on leave for encouraging his own staff to get vaccinated --The Supreme Court has rejected Donald Trump's request to block the release of White House records related to the January 6 Trump riots to the House committee investigating January 6 --Notable discussions from the David Pakman Show subreddit, including about schools being forced to close due to COVID, the funding of television networks, and Trump rally attendees --Unvaccinated Czech singer Hana Horak deliberately got herself infected with COVID, and has died of COVID --Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asks what might be the worst question in all of journalism during President Joe Biden's nearly 2-hour press conference --Donald Trump is wildly triggered by Joe Biden's nearly 2-hour press conference, appearing with right wing radio host Mark Levin to lodge endless complaints and whine insufferably --Voicemail caller asks whether waiting until the US becomes a dictatorship before leaving the country is a bad idea because it may become difficult to leave a dictatorship --On the Bonus Show: The airlines vs 5G fight that is taking place, New Mexico asks National Guard to become substitute teachers, Louisiana Senate candidate smokes marijuana in campaign ad, much more...

O'Connor & Company
01.19.22: [Hour 2 / 6 AM]: Cal Thomas, Parents Finding New Schools, Vaccines

O'Connor & Company

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 29:49


In the second hour of the radio program, Larry O'Connor and Amber Athey discussed a new poll showing that 52% of parents considered new schools for their kids and talked about a Utah newspaper called for the National Guard to keep the unvaccinated in their homes. They also talked to Cal Thomas about President Biden's long-awaited press conference.   For more coverage on the issues that matter to you, visit www.WMAL.com, download the WMAL app or tune in live on WMAL-FM 105.9 FM from 5-9 AM ET. To join the conversation, check us out on Twitter: @WMALDC, @LarryOConnor, @Jgunlock, @amber_athey and @patrickpinkfile. Show website: https://www.wmal.com/oconnor-company/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dennis Prager podcasts
The Dennis Prager Show 20220118 – 1 Lock ‘Em Up

Dennis Prager podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 36:15


The Salt Lake Tribune wants to the governor to use the National Guard to lock the unvaxed in their homes… Dennis talks to Dave Goch, general counsel for Performance Racing Industry. The EPA wants to shut down amateur racing. It's causing pollution, according to environmentalists. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Todd Herman Show
Will Utahns be under house arrest enforced by their National Guard? Will the Canadian government be able to capture the dangerous father on the run with this daughter . . . to protect her from getting shot-up with the mRNA? - Episode 36 - Hour 1

The Todd Herman Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 47:16


THE THESIS: The Party's most loyal supplicants are desperate to get as many people injected as possible and God has used that to reveal them as mindless tyrants. Like anyone living through times such as these, we must keep indelible records of the collaborators and their crimes.  THE SCRIPTURE:  Psalm 35: 1-6 Of David. 1 Contend, Lord, with those who contend with me;     fight against those who fight against me. 2 Take up shield and armor;     arise and come to my aid. 3 Brandish spear and javelin[a]     against those who pursue me. Say to me,     “I am your salvation.” 4 May those who seek my life     be disgraced and put to shame; may those who plot my ruin     be turned back in dismay. 5 May they be like chaff before the wind,     with the angel of the Lord driving them away; 6 may their path be dark and slippery,     with the angel of the Lord pursuing them. Matthew 2:13 The Escape to Egypt 13 When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.” THE NEWS & THE MONOLOGUE: Tomorrow, we are going to talk about the cover-up. Today, a record of the collaborators with The Party → The Media -- The editorial board of the 152-year-old Salt Lake Tribune has demanded that Utah's governor deploys the National Guard to ensure that individuals unvaccinated against COVID-19 “would not be allowed anywhere.”  You know where ___ was famous for working? YEP! China, with the CCP NOW - Klaus Schwab opens World Economic Forum's virtual "Davos Agenda" and introduces China's Xi Jinping. Anyone who keeps pretending Australia is a democracy → Novak Djokovic was NOT deported for being unvaxxed. The immigration minister conceded the tennis star had a VALID exemption. Hawke deported Djokovic because he deemed Novak's PRESENCE in the country a threat of spreading DISSENT. Aussies will eventually look back in shame. Police Forces -- BREAKING: Unvaccinated protesters ARRESTED in NYC tonight by the NYPD for dining inside an Olive Garden restaurant without proof of “vaccination” against COVID-19. Footage captured by  @LeeroyPress The search is on in Canada for an anti-vaccination dad who is accused of hiding his 7-year-old daughter to keep her from being “vaccinated” against COVID-19. So called public “health” authorities and government school cartels --  Children forced to Zoom into school ended up with suboptimal immune systems—the opposite of herd immunity. Governor Younkin canceled all mask diktats . . .  The Arlington school board doesn't care → @APSVirginia will maintain our current mask requirement for students, staff and visitors. Masks Face with medical mask required inside our facilities and on school buses. Full post Inslee, Newsome, Brown, Whitmer, DeBlasio, Just a couple of years ago @GovInslee said Donald Trumps tweets inspires people to do dangerous things. Today he said everyone should be "enraged" at the unvaxxed. I believe his commentary also inspires people to do dangerous things. Why are the @WAGOP silent? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Jason Rantz Show
Hour 3 - Dems push a horrible election bill

The Jason Rantz Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 37:41


The Monologue: Washington Democrats push election bills. The Interview: Brandi Kruse (Undivided host) weighs in on the challenges ahead of new Seattle City Attorney Ann Davison. The Monologue: Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee used MLK Day to push voter rights. The Interview: Jobob (Turning Point USA contributor) analyzes last week's awful news cycle for President Joe Biden. LongForm: Ret. Sgt. Betsy Smith (spokesperson, National Police Association) analyzes the new Seattle Police policy banning many traffic stops. The Quick Hit:  Salt Lake City Tribune editorial demands National Guard be deployed to stop unvaccinated from doing… anything. The Last Rantz: How many progressives took today off while rejecting MLK's ideal of not judging people on skin color, but instead, on their character? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Bill O’Reilly’s No Spin News and Analysis
Year One A Disastrous Loss For Democrats, Politics Are Making Americans Ill, and Football Fans' Emotions Are Running High!

Bill O’Reilly’s No Spin News and Analysis

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 46:03


Tonight's rundown: The Biden administration closes out year one with a long list of failures After a Christmas surge of the omicron variant, case numbers in the Northeast seem to be subsiding  A Salt Lake City newspaper calls for National Guard to keep unvaccinated people in their homes A new study found that talking politics can lead to feeling sick and may cause harm to a person's overall health Dallas Cowboys fans get a little too rowdy during Sunday's wild card game This Day in History, 1950: Boston thieves pull off a massive robbery   Final Thought: Martin Luther King Jr. Day   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

CrossPolitic Studios
Daily News Brief for Monday, January 17th 2022

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 17:47


Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley tests positive for Covid-19 https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/17/politics/milley-covid-19/index.html Novak Djokovic's last-ditch attempt to salvage his hopes of defending his Australian Open title has failed https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/01/15/sports/djokovic-australia Salt Lake City Tribune editorial calls for National Guard to keep unvaccinated people in their homes https://www.foxnews.com/media/salt-lake-city-tribune-op-ed-calls-national-guard-keep-unvaccinated-people-locked-down Doctor Scott Gottlieb who is on the Board of Pfizer […]

The Chad Prather Show
Ep 569 | Virginia's New Gov Shows the Left the Consequences of Losing an Election

The Chad Prather Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 47:58


As the Democrats move closer to a new socialistic dark age, we must wonder if we have forgotten about consequences. The newly elected Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin took office and immediately banned CRT and so empowered parents. Gov. Youngkin signed 11 executive orders, and the media is losing its mind. In judicial tyranny news: A father in Canada has lost his visitation rights because he is unvaccinated. Joy Reid tells her viewers that unvaccinated Americans should have fewer benefits than vaccinated Americans. Why is Joy Reid insulting Americans? The Salt Lake City Tribune wants the Utah governor to use the National Guard to bar “unvaxxed Americans from going anywhere.” When did Utah decide to become a socialist state? Today's Sponsors: Patriot Mobile has plans to fit any budget AND their 100%, US-based, customer support team provides exceptional customer support. More importantly, Patriot Mobile shares your values and supports organizations fighting for religious freedom, constitutional rights, sanctity of life, and our Veteran and First Responder heroes. Go to http://PATRIOTMOBILE.COM/CHAD or call 972-PATRIOT.  Each month your young scientists will get a new box full of three hands-on activities that explore themes like geology, chemistry, aerodynamics and more. It's perfect for all kids ages seven to twelve. Your kids will have so much fun, they won't even realize that they're learning. Go to http://AnniesKitClubs.com/CHAD and save 50% on your first box! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Rush Limbaugh Show
Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show H3 – Jan 17 2022

The Rush Limbaugh Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 45:13


Shock Poll: What Democrat voters want to do to the unvaxxed. Salt Lake City Tribune: Call out National Guard to restrict the movements of the unvaccinated. Golden State Warriors billionaire owner says nobody cares about China's genocide against Uyghurs -- especially him. C&B take calls. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The Sean Casey Show
Episode 232 - A Trump Return

The Sean Casey Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 59:20


The first Trump rally of '22 with an eye on the mid-term elections. A rising new star in the GOP surfaces. The Youngkin-Sears admin is sworn in and they go scorched earth on the left. The FBI and Biden refuse to identify the motive for the radial Islamist who who took hostages at a synagogue in Texas. More examples of mass formation psychosis.Copyright Sean Casey All Rights Reserved

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Monday, January 17th 2022

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 17:47


Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley tests positive for Covid-19 https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/17/politics/milley-covid-19/index.html Novak Djokovic's last-ditch attempt to salvage his hopes of defending his Australian Open title has failed https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/01/15/sports/djokovic-australia Salt Lake City Tribune editorial calls for National Guard to keep unvaccinated people in their homes https://www.foxnews.com/media/salt-lake-city-tribune-op-ed-calls-national-guard-keep-unvaccinated-people-locked-down Doctor Scott Gottlieb who is on the Board of Pfizer was on Face the nation Sunday. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/transcript-dr-scott-gottlieb-face-the-nation-01-16-2022/ Idaho Family Policy Center. I wanted to let you all know about Idaho Family Policy Center. IFPC is currently the only explicitly Christian policy organization in Idaho politics. Toby Sumpter and Israel Waitman serve on the board, and the president is Blaine Conzatti, a member of our sister CREC church, Kings Congregation down in Meridian. Blaine and IFPC have been leading the efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, end abortion in Idaho, and protect children from the transgender agenda. Basically, Blaine is a really strategic voice in Idaho politics, and he represents many of our biblical and constitutional concerns in Boise. IFPC is a brand new ministry and as such is in significant need of donations to help fund it. I know we all have many commitments to other good ministries, but if you are particularly concerned about Idaho politics, this is one way you can have a very direct impact. Go to www.idahofamily.org to learn more and make a donation. Glenn Youngkin is officially the governor of Virgina. Saturday he was swore-in as Virginia's 74th governor and he has waisted no time trying to deliver on his promises. https://www.nbc12.com/2022/01/15/gov-youngkin-signs-11-executive-actions-first-day-administration/

War Stories by Preston Stewart
180: From Guarding The Southern Border To Firing Rockets In The Middle East with Johnny Britton, Texas Army National Guard

War Stories by Preston Stewart

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 43:45


Sayre and Preston are joined today by Johnny Britton. Johnny is currently a field artillery officer in the Texas Army National Guard where he's certainly staying busy. We talk about the challenges that Guard Soldiers face, balancing their military time with civilian careers, the variety of mission sets Johnny and his men are asked to accomplish and quite a bit more. Was a lot of fun catching up with Johnny who I (Preston) was fortunate to have served with down in Texas. He's got a lot of great insight not just into the National Guard but also, having worked for a while in a HIMARS unit, an understanding of where the Army's field artillery is headed going in to the future. Hope you enjoy!

The Hangar Z Podcast
California Highway Patrol's Kevin Vinatieri

The Hangar Z Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 118:29


In this episode we talk with CHP pilot Kevin Vinatieri. Kevin's aviation career began with the California Army National Guard when he joined the early enlistment program while still in high school. Kevin served as an OH-58 crew chief and became a UH-60 Blackhawk pilot serving with the 126th Medevac Company at Mather Field in Sacramento California. Kevin separated from the military in 1999. Kevin's desire to further serve his country led him to reenlist in the California Army National Guard October 2012 and was deployed to Afghanistan from March 2013 to March 2014.As if his military service was not enough Kevin has served the citizens of California as a CHP Officer and pilot since 1995. During his career with the CHP Kevin has medevac'd over 300 patients from auto accidents to injured hikers in the forests of the Sierra mountains. He also assisted in the apprehension of countless criminals while providing support for the men and women on the ground.Kevin and Jeff Ratkovich served together in the National Guard as part of the 126th Medivac Company. During this episode they discuss a rescue they worked together where they attempted to disrupt an entire wedding party. In this episode we also talk about an aviation legend JC Dodd. JC was a CHP pilot and worked with both Kevin and Jeff as part of the 126th Medivac Company. JC Dodd lost his life doing what he loved.... Flying helicopters on January 17th, 2018. JC Dodd was a husband, friend and mentor to many and is greatly missed. This episode is dedicated to the life and accomplishments of JC Dodd.

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
America's Covert Empire and January 6th w/ Dan Feidt

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 81:36


On this edition of Parallax Views, Dan Feidt of the media collective Unicorn Riot joined Parallax Views to discuss his lengthy, complex investigative piece "January 6 Documents Reveal Plans to Overturn 2020 Election as Military Questions Deepen: Congress investigates military role in Jan. 6; Generals warn of rogue military personnel in future coup attempts". The question at the core of Dan's article is the military and National Guard response to the Capitol breach (which has also been referred to as an insurrection). In particular, Dan hones in on the whistleblower testimony of Col. Earl Matthews, a former D.C. National Guard official, who has accused Gen. Charles Flynn (brother of the infamous Michael Flynn) and Walter Piatt of deceiving Congress. In a memo, Col. Matthews has gone so far as to call Piatt and Flynn "absolute and unmitigated liars". key issue is that the National Guard's timeline of events in relation to January 6th conflicts with the Pentagon's timeline of the same events. This takes us on a journey into a number of issues including: White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows powerpoint to Trump about declaring the elections illegitimate and his invocation of national emergency measures; the history of national emergency measures, COG (Continuity of Government); Operation Garden Plot and Rex 84; fears expressed by retired military brass that a military breakdown and Civil War could occur if another incident like the Capitol breach happens; the history of coup d'états and how they happen; the 2016 coup attempt in Turkey; Michael Flynn and his calls for creating an army of "digital soldiers"; Iran-Contra figure, hardline Cold Warrior, and longtime friend of the Flynn family Maj. Gen. John Singlaub and "America's Covert Empire"; Jimmy Carter's firing of Singlaub and the alleged "October Surprise" plot; journalist Matt Farwell's reporting on Ret. Lt. Gen Michael Flynn and Flynn's "Long Game"; police militarization and population control in the era of Ronald Reagan's Presidency; the Council for National Policy, the World Anti-Communist League, the John Birch Society, arch-conservative Phyllis Schlafly, and the Eagles Forum (as well as the successor organization Phyllis Schlafly Eagles); US Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) Civil Disturbance Operations Plan CONPLAN 3502; federalized troops; the George Floyd uprising and National Guard mobilization; the slowness of the response on January 6th; Michael Flynn's attorney Sidney Powell; Roger Stone, the Brooks Bros. riot in Florida, and the 2000 election; election integrity and Ohio in relation to the 2004 election; Christian Nationalism, Michael Flynn, and the "Jericho March"; Cold War networks; "low intensity operations"; and much, much more!

The Kevin Jackson Show
Ep. 22-020 - Supplemental Appropriation

The Kevin Jackson Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 38:40


In this episode, elected officials using Omicron as aother "substantial" money grab from the American people. Prisoners receive stimulus checks in New York.

The Patrick Madrid Show
The Patrick Madrid Show: January 13, 2022 - Hour 3

The Patrick Madrid Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 48:41


Patrick comments on how Covid has completely changed our lives and we find ourselves in a place we never thought possible As hospitals reel, California tells coronavirus-positive medical workers to stay on the job JPMorgan Chase CEO Threatens To Fire Unvaccinated Employees Omicron disrupts transit, emergency services as workers call out sick: ‘Most people are going to get Covid' Jose - After two years it is crazy how much everything has changed because of the pandemic. Never could have imagined this. Angela - If we are low on hospital workers, why are we forcing people to get the shot? Joe – Can you elaborate on the scapular and if it's real? Alicia - Cardinal Sarah: Couples Awaken Your Love and alexanderhouse.org Sarah - I am a physician and we are overwhelmed. I feel like sometimes we need help from the National Guard. Harold - In the Book of Job, it says, “Standing to God face to face and see Him in my flesh”. What does this mean?

The Jason Rantz Show
Hour 1: Vaccines Aren't This Important

The Jason Rantz Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 36:34


What's Trending: Inslee's policies have led to unvaxxed healthcare workers being fired and massive staff shortages that require the National Guard's help; The Supreme Court has blocked Biden's mandate and the man himself flounders because of it. MultiCare (and other hospitals) is making COVID-positive staff work with patients, and just after (read: because of) firing COVID-negative workers for being unvaxxed.  Congressman Ted Lieu bragged about something that isn't true, wouldn't be worth bragging about if it was, and doesn't even really make sense. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Kingdom Cross  Roads Podcast
The Courageous Ask – Brian Kreeger pt 1

Kingdom Cross Roads Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 26:44


The Courageous Ask Brian Kreeger pt 1 We have all seen the news reports of someone of some esteemed importance getting caught up in some kind of scandal. Politicians. High level executives. Hollywood elite or sports superstars. It's all so shocking and everyone wonders how they could have allowed it to happen. But there are others that fall into the same temptations. Pastors. Ministry leaders. Non-profit leaders. It doesn't have to a major scandal, affair or corruption. Often, it's not. But the stigma and embarrassment of what happens can cost marriages, careers and, in some cases, the people involved may even take their own life! My guest today is Brian Kreeger, author of the book https://amzn.to/3HTbpLx (“The Courageous Ask: A Proactive Approach to Prevent the Fall of Christian Non-Profit Leaders.”) Brian was the founder of a great non-profit health clinic in a major metropolitan city – who lost his identity and, well, let's say, “fell from grace.” His calling is to share his story and what he has learned and observed in others – all for the purpose of helping Board of Directors and others in various leadership positions to prevent their leaders from succumbing to these temptations. Brian's book, https://amzn.to/3HTbpLx (“The Courageous Ask: A Proactive Approach to Prevent the Fall of Christian Non-Profit Leaders,”) is a great read and will be a great resource for your leadership teams, from churches to businesses. Help me welcome to the program, Brian Kreeger.  Brian, thank you for joining us today. First question, other than that brief information I just shared, can you tell us in your own words, “Who is Brian Kreeger?” Everyone wants to be a leader. They see the leader out front. They see the leader getting the glory and praise – and they want that. What they don't see though, is the pressure, the failures, – they don't realize the aloneness a leader can feel. You were in the National Guard, you were in management in civilian life, and then you started a non-profit in a poverty-stricken area.  Were you becoming a leader through all of these careers and is running the non-profit what you believed your life calling was going to be? I always believe that “ministry” is not just preaching the Gospel. You used a health clinic to share the Love of God with those that entered your doors.  But, you were also being pressured to be more up front and “in your face” type of witnessing to the patients you were treating. Tell us about that type of pressure and why you resisted doing that type of “witnessing” in the clinic… Many people have a peer they can talk with at work about problems and situations. But not so for the leader.  How important is it for a leader to have a confidant, an accountability partner (so to speak) that they can vent to and seek guidance, etc.? Your book is titled, https://amzn.to/3HTbpLx (“The Courageous Ask: A Proactive Approach to Prevent the Fall of Christian Non-Profit Leaders,”) why this book for the time in which we live? This is not a “pie in the sky” type of book that talks about theoretical things. This is based upon your own life experiences. Can you give us the background or basis for writing this book? In your book, you said your success caused you to, more or less, take responsibility for the continued success of your non-profit upon yourself and took it away from God. You reference an example of not golfing because a donor might think you were wasting donated money and things like that. How do leaders drift into that mindset that everything is “their” responsibility? Go down into the show notes and order Brian Kreegers book, https://amzn.to/3HTbpLx (“The Courageous Ask: A Proactive Approach to Prevent the Fall of Christian Non-Profit Leaders,”) while you are thinking about it. In fact, order two or three copies. Give them out to your Board of Directors, your church leadership, your pastor. You never know how just ONE TIP from Brian Kreeger could... Support this podcast

Tim Conway Jr. on Demand
Hour 3 | Green Bay Ice Fishing @ConwayShow

Tim Conway Jr. on Demand

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 29:15


Nurses return to work w Covid / National Guard helping w testing // Job Market / college game / Radio shack /Rock Pile // Green Bay Ice fishing / 30 stranded // Georgia wins National Bowl / inflation /WHIP for Soup and Chips

The Lead with Jake Tapper
HHS: Nearly 1 In 4 Hospitals Report “Critical Staffing Shortage”

The Lead with Jake Tapper

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 75:49


More and more hospitals are reaching capacity as the Omicron variant continues to surge across the nation. Some hospitals have even started to staff their facilities with the US military's National Guard.  At least 8 kids are among the 17 killed with dozens more injured after a major fire impacted a Bronx apartment building. The blaze was caused by a malfunctioning electric space heater, the fire commissioner said. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

The Jason Rantz Show
Hour 2 - Calling the National Guard

The Jason Rantz Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 37:13


What's Trending: Omicron is creating all sorts of confusion, and Manhattan's new DA wants to decriminalize being a criminal. Big Local: National Guard is on its way to Leavenworth, Council applicant claims mischaracterization on proof of vaccination stance, and Lakeview Elementary students get to eat lunch indoors. Remembering Bob Saget. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

COVID in L.A.
January 10, 2022 – Hospitals Stretched Thin, Governor Activates National Guard, L.A. County Sets Case Record

COVID in L.A.

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 33:25


In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with professor of medicine and chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at UC Davis Children's Hospital Dr. Dean Blumberg.  Topics today include:  Governor Newsom activates the National Guard to bolster state's COVID-19 testing capacity.  Governor Newsom proposes $2.7 billion for COVID-19 response.  L.A. County sets another daily record with more than 45,000 new COVID-19 cases.  Hospitals cut beds as nurses call in sick with COVID-19.  Op-Ed: As an E.R. doctor, I fear health care collapse more than Omicron.  California health officials consider an order to cancel elective surgeries.  New return-to-work guidance for California hospital and skilled nursing employees.  California Nurses Association condemns new guidance.  COVID-19 parties for your kids are still a bad idea.  This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.   

Today in San Diego
CA National Guard to Support COVID-19 Testing, Warnings Against Fake Testing Sites, Weather in SD

Today in San Diego

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 5:31


On the "Today in San Diego" Podcast, Governor Gavin Newsom announced Friday that he will activate the California National Guard to help local communities amid the COVID-19 surge. With demand for COVID-19 testing skyrocketing, San Diego County health officials are advising people to be aware of potential fake pop-up sites offering free testing. And After a cloudy end to the week, the weekend is also starting off with cooler conditions and partly cloudy skies.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Hidden Pearls Podcast
65. Hidden Pearls Podcast - WK18 - George Kittle, Tom Compton, Chris Holm & Alec Mayhan

Hidden Pearls Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 148:59


WK 18 - 49ers at RAMS: As most of us suspected this season, and the Niner  playoff hopes, come down to the last week of the season with a final road trip to play their good friends the LA Rams. Win and they are in with one of the remaining wildcard spots.  Lose and not so good, although there are ways they could make it. Joining us this week  to kick it all around is Offensive Tackle Tom Compton, Gunnery Sergeant Chris Holm and First Lieutenant Alec Mayhan.Tom is a 9-year vet coming out of South Dakota, taken by the  Washington FB team in the 6th round of the 2012 draft. He is listed at 6'6” 315 lbs. Tom is married to Tiffany. They have a new baby boy Theo, born last November. Also, a  daughter Tate, who is a year and a half old. Welcome Tom to the show!!Our special military guests bring together some connections for Bruce and his football days at Iowa. Our first guest is Marine Gunnery  Sergeant Chris Holm. Chris has been on 5 combat tours and on one of those served as Gunnery  Sergeant to our other guest for tonight, First Lieutenant Alec Mayhan. Alec is the son of Dave  Mayhan, who was a fellow offensive lineman at the University of Iowa with Bruce back in his  playing days where they played together on the 1981 Iowa Big Ten Championship Team, which  played in the 1982 Rose Bowl Team. We welcome GSG Holm and 1LT Mayhan to the show. Featured Organization: Semper Fi & America's Fundhttps://semperfifund.orgWe are dedicated to  providing immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to combat wounded,  critically ill and catastrophically injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces  and their Families. We apply your donations to comprehensive, proven programs that  deliver immediate and long-lasting impact. We ensure Service Members have the  resources they need during their recovery and throughout transition back to their  communities. CA NG GUESTS:  Staff Sergeant Eric Cano:  “SSG Cano is a native of Los Angeles, CA. He enlisted into the Army in 2011 as a Military Policeman and has been stationed at Fort Campbell, KY and Fort Irwin, CA.SSG Cano served in Afghanistan from 2013 to 2014. After 8 years of active duty service, he transferred to the California Army National Guard where he currently serves as a Recruiting And Retention NCO.SSG Can is a firm believer that the National Guard is a community oriented organization that solidifies the bond between soldier and civilian. Some of his awards includes 3 Army Commendation Medal, 5 Army Achievement Medals, 3 Army Good Conduct Medals, the Air Assault badge, and the National Guard Recruiting and Retention Expert Badge.SSG Cano is currently in the process of getting his Bachelor's degree in criminal justice and wants to be a juvenile probation officer after retirement.”  CPT Captain Morris GirgisSFC Sergeant First Class Francy TabaresSSG Staff Sergeant Kalan NoveySSG Chayanne UribeSSG Maxwell Svader SSG Eric Cano

The David Pakman Show
1/7/22: Biden Smashes Trump in Jan 6 Speech

The David Pakman Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 63:24


--On the Show: --Joe Biden delivers a speech commemorating the anniversary of the January 6 Trump riots and brutally blames Donald Trump --Donald Trump's highly triggered reaction to Joe Biden's speech about the Janaury 6 Trump riots leads to four consecutive nonsense posts by Trump --Caller asks whether liberals and conservatives can truly be friends --Caller asks about the "cancellation" of the Louisiana judge caught on video using racial slurs --Caller asks whether David might ever run for some kind of political office --Caller asks whether random people have a real shot at defeating incumbent politicians --Caller points out the branding and messaging problems of the Democratic Party --Caller was shot by a rubber bullet and is now six weeks sober --Caller asks why Republicans are suddenly silent about immigration --Caller asks whether Trumpism is a "white person disease" --This week's email bag is wild --On the Bonus Show: Messaging on COVID moves to it being "a part of life," Texas Governor tells National Guard troops that Joe Biden is not their Commander-in-Chief, Congress considers another COVID stimulus bill, much more...

The Sean Hannity Show
The Truth About The 6th - January 6th, Hour 3

The Sean Hannity Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 30:15


Kash Patel former Pentagon Chief of Staff, discusses the events of January 6th one year ago today, the denied request for National Guard by Capitol Police and Mayor Bowser, and the nonsense of his committee hearing and subpoena.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

John Solomon Reports
Key GOP lawmaker accuses Nancy Pelosi of Jan. 6 coverup

John Solomon Reports

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 32:49


Congressman Rodney Davis (R-IL) discusses Speaker Nancy Pelosi's coverup of the January 6th Capitol security failures, saying that ‘politics played a role leading up to security and the security posture on and before' that day. The Representative explains that ‘documents and communications' from the days leading up to and on January 6th have not been disclosed or handed over, even a year later. It is known from testimony, that the National Guard option was offered on January 4th and 5th, but was refused initially, leading to speculation that Nancy Pelosi personally turned down the offer of the National Guard at the Capitol due to the ‘optics'.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

What a Hell of a Way to Die
SEAL Copypastas Against Vaccines

What a Hell of a Way to Die

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 67:05


DadChat ends at 15:45! This week, Nate and Francis discuss recent news that a group of Navy SEALs have filed an injunction to get religious exemptions from the DOD's vaccine mandate (which we argue is funny and also a very bad thing to entertain). In order to familiarize everyone with the topic at hand, we also read the original Navy SEAL Copypasta (for subject matter awareness). For this week's bonus, Francis subjects Carey and Joe to two current military news stories: 1. he got a copy of the manifesto that disgruntled National Guard troops on the border (who listen to Hell of a Way) wrote about their terrible chain of command, and 2. he reads the story of the sailor accused of setting the USS Bonhomme Richard on fire, for which there is apparently very little actual evidence. Get it on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/60700753 *SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT* We now have a storefront to sell the patches, buttons, and magnets that we also give out as flair for our $10 tier. Buy some sweet gear here: https://www.hellofawaytodie.com/shop We have a YouTube channel now -- subscribe here and get sweet videos from us in which we yell in our cars like true veterans: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwlHZpNTz-h6aTeQiJrEDKw You can follow the show on Twitter here: @HellOfAWay Follow Nate here: @inthesedeserts Follow Francis here: @ArmyStrang

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
Kagro in the Morning - January 5, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 116:10


Listen to our archived episodes: RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube Support the show: Patreon|PayPal: 1x or monthly|Square Cash * David Waldman has great news for those clamoring for KITM merch as decorative glass bottle supply chain issues resolve. Then, Greg Dworkin calls in to clear the air on our latest issues and concerns:   We are in the midst of an Omicron tsunami, and as with tsunamis, it's not the wave that is the problem as much as it is the flood. Steep rises in cases and patients are overwhelming hospitals through sheer numbers if not severity. Hospital staff have fought this battle for years now and are exhausted. Oh... and people are still dying, and mutations, new and old are just around the corner. In Ohio, Mike DeWine sends in the National Guard… half of whom are unvaccinated.   Tomorrow should be a pain in the ass, for liars and criminals as well as for those people attempting to tell the truth and bring people to justice. Some are hesitant about prosecuting dangerous cult leaders, following the last 50 years of Manson family rage.   Of course, Mitch McConnell objects to changing the filibuster. It really doesn't matter to anyone what reason he would tell you, least of all to him. Returning to the filibuster isn't like putting a fart back into the jar. It's… Well, it isn't.

the Profane Argument, atheist podcast
Ep#275: Hashtag Cubed Earth

the Profane Argument, atheist podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 64:11


Follow-up: Marines discharge anti-vaxxers @1:14 Football transition @6:10 Fed Judge agrees with Sailors @7:36 Conspiracies: Betty White did not die as a result of a COVID–19 vaccine booster @10:23 Twitter has permanently banned Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-QAnon) @11:55 And has been temporarily suspended from Facebook Another source of a conspiracy @13:31 Breitbart lies… I mean ‘exaggerations'. @16:57 “Misinformer of the Year”: the indescribably charismatic Steve Bannon. @18:41 SLAP test from skeptical inquirer @19:26 News: Trump-appointed federal judge has blocked the vaccination mandate @23:09 TheOklahoman: Gov. Stitt wanted to block the federal mandate for National Guard @26:03 Fed judge issues final order for company to stop selling “Dr. Rima Recommends Nano Silver 10PPM” @28:36 Politics: Putin's stand on Islam @30:36 Gym Jordan, OH Rep known for covering up pedophilia, retweets dumb troll @35:00 In Memoriam: Kelly Ernby @38:55 Twofer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igor_and_Grichka_Bogdanoff @40:22 Coronavirus: Dashboard COVID numbers by county CFI: Coronavirus Resource Center Help CFI fight the War against COVID U.S. has still managed to break its record for a seven-day average of new COVID cases @44:38 There's crazy, then there's Florida crazy @45:40 STAT ran a survey with the Harris Poll on Americans' attitudes toward Pfizer's pill. @49:21 Religious Nonsense: A new one: Running along the golden streets and singing the praises of the angels! @52:06 Alt-Science: Avoid any health fad that claims to be a detox @55:54 Watch out for claims that spending more time in the sun lengthens your life @57:42 Final Stories: The toroid theory @58:36

Trish Intel Podcast
Jan 5 - Political Hardball: Inside the Left's Manipulative Attempt to Win 2022

Trish Intel Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 10:20


This is political hardball and one side is willing to win at any cost -- even if it means getting rid of the filabuster to enact so-called "voting rights." Conservatives, independents and freedom lovers need to be on alert. Plus, a growing number of states are washing their hands of the Federal Government. Find out why Texas says President Biden does not have sovereignty over its National Guard.  Join me by subscribing to the full audio version of this podcast -- and get more online by going to https://TrishRegan.locals.com Support the show: https://trishregan.store/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Random Notes
Episode 679: Schools Close Again and the National Guard Descends on Several States

Random Notes

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 0:58


Winter Surge because, A M E R I C A !!

MPR News Update
State to open more COVID testing sites amid omicron surge

MPR News Update

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 4:54


On Tuesday the state announced it will open three new testing sites, operated by the National Guard. Two of them will be in Anoka and Cottage Grove to meet demand in the Twin Cities. The third site will be in North Branch. This is an MPR News morning update for Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.

NASCIO Voices
West Virginia CIO Josh Spence

NASCIO Voices

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 26:37


Matt and Amy talk with West Virginia's state CIO Josh Spence about his background in the National Guard and as WV CISO, how his role was modernized along with his title change from CTO to CIO, his thoughts on the cybersecurity grant program, and his main focus for 2022. 

GovExec Daily
Feds Fighting the COVID-19 Surge

GovExec Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 18:08


The Omicron variant has ravaged the United States, bringing increased cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations nationwide. In response to the surge, the Biden administration announced a series of actions to stem the spread, including deploying thousands of feds and National Guard members to assist in fighting COVID-19. GovExec Senior Correspondent Eric Katz is covering the feds deployed to fight the Omicron surge and the federal COVID-19 response. He joined the show to discuss the pandemic response.

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn
Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - January 2, 2022 - HR 1

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 38:50


Opening Monologues. Land of Fire and Ice. Talking aftermath of the Marshall Fire. Colorado's most destructive residential fire, with the loss of 991 structures in Louisville, Superior and Unincorporated Boulder County. Close call for several host family members. Personal vignettes as host attempts to visit the town of Superior, visits with National Guard, on the cold snowy day after. No heat, no water. Sifter boxes and metal detectors. Our prayers to all to have been affected. Donations can be directed to the Red Cross via the banner at 710KNUS.com. With Listener Calls. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Charlie Kirk Show
January 6th, Ray Epps, Political Prisoners and More with Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor-Greene

The Charlie Kirk Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 44:53


In this expansive and in-depth conversation with a woman who has arguably become America's most talked-about Congresswoman, Marjorie Taylor-Greene, she and Charlie walk through a number of important issues and it doesn't take long to realize why the activist left and establishment right are terrified to platform such an impassioned fighter for America. After unpacking the deeply broken state of our Congress, and explaining the partisan saga which saw her removed from her committees, she and Charlie get into the nitty-gritty of what happened on January 6th. Who is Ray Epps? Who planted the pipe bombs? Where was the National Guard? MTG dives in to all of that before unpacking what she saw on a tour of the DC Prison where political prisoners from that day are being held. Support the show: http://www.charliekirk.com/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

John McGinness
John McGinness Show Dec 30th

John McGinness

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 34:13


John talks about his Poll Question of the Day: "Assemblyman Kevin Kiley @KevinKileyCA is calling on Gov. Newsom to send in the National Guard to help those without power around the Tahoe region. He suggests getting generators up there to help restore some power. Do you think this is a good idea? and takes your calls about his poll question and Police.

Mark Levin Podcast
Mark Levin Audio Rewind - 12/24/21

Mark Levin Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 113:10


On Friday's Mark Levin Show, we bring you the best of Mark Levin. The American Marxist elements in America, backed by the media and embraced by the Democrat party, have brought us the crime wave we are seeing across the country. The George Floyd riots in 2020 were seen as an opportunity for a war on cops, capitalism, and society. The Democrat party has the help from George Soros to destroy America from within. Until Soros and the Democrat Party are held to account this crime will continue. We have a lack of leaders who will stand up to these radicals. Also, Barak Ravid, an Israeli journalist playing both sides of the fence, is causing a stir over an interview he's done with former President Trump wherein he claims that former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was amongst the first to congratulate President-Elect Joe Biden in November of 2020 when he was one of the last western leaders to do so. Then, inflation is not a way to print more money to achieve abstractions like Marxism. The laws of economics must be followed lest you create a false economic world. Thanks to Biden the U.S is now at the highest rate of inflation in 40 years. All Biden can do is blame you, the private sector, and the American people. Later, Rep Liz Cheney suggests that then-President Trump committed a federal crime on January 6th, 2021. Of course, Congress has no authority to prosecute any crime, and acting in this manner violates one's Fifth Amendment rights. in doing so, Liz Cheney has demonstrated that many in Trump's inner circle urged him via texts to Mark Meadows to speak out against the violence at the Capitol. Incidentally, Trump had offered 10,000 National Guard troops, but Speaker Pelosi rejected the President's offer. This Pelosi-appointed committee is covering up for her. The real question is: what did Pelosi know and when did she know it? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

All In with Chris Hayes
New data on omicron variant prompts cautious optimism

All In with Chris Hayes

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 44:41


Guests: Rep. Pete Aguilar, Olivia Beavers, Ryan Goodman, Dr. Craig Spencer, Dr. Eric Topol, Sen. Michael BennetTonight: The January 6 committee wants to know what Jim Jordan knows. Plus, new reporting on why the Pentagon held back the National Guard during the insurrection. Then, the optimistic new research about omicron—and why the FDA approval of a therapeutic pill could be a game changer. And more unequivocally good news about presents under the tree.

The Indicator from Planet Money
The growing discontent within the National Guard

The Indicator from Planet Money

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 9:59


The recruiting message for the National Guard, "one weekend a month, two weeks a year," is well known. But the job has changed. Today on the show, we discuss the growing discontent among Guard members and why some want to unionize.

The Daily Beans
An Official Proceeding (feat. Brian Klaas)

The Daily Beans

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 69:54


Today, in the Hot Notes: Congress votes to hold Mark Meadows in criminal contempt of Congress; top Pence aid Kieth Kellogg is cooperating with the Committee; the Senate has passed a bill giving the Capitol Police Chief unilateral power to summon the National Guard; the DC Attorney General is suing the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers over the Capitol attack; a Mazars accountant and a Deutsche Bank lender take the stand in Manhattan; plus Allison and Dana deliver your Good News. Our Guest: Brian Klaas https://twitter.com/brianklaas https://brianpklaas.com Follow AG and Dana on Twitter: Dr. Allison Gill  https://twitter.com/allisongill https://twitter.com/MuellerSheWrote https://twitter.com/dailybeanspod Dana Goldberg https://twitter.com/DGComedy Follow Aimee on Instagram: Aimee Carrero (@aimeecarrero) Listener Survey: http://survey.podtrac.com/start-survey.aspx?pubid=BffJOlI7qQcF&ver=short Have some good news, a confession, a correction, or a case for Beans Court? https://www.dailybeanspod.com/confessional/ Want to support the show and get it ad-free and early? https://dailybeans.supercast.tech/ Or https://patreon.com/thedailybeans Promo Codes Get back in control with Calibrate. Get $50 off the one year metabolic reset when you use promo code DAILYBEANS at http://JoinCalibrate.com As a Scribd user, you get instant access to millions of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more, along with editors' picks and smart recommendations based on what you've read.  Go to http://try.scribd.com/AG to get 60 days of Scribd for free. Visit betterhelp.com/DAILYBEANS and join the over 800,000 people taking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced professional. Special offer for our listeners, get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/DAILYBEANS. Munk Pack: Delicious, nutritious food you can count on. Go to http://munkpack.com and select ANY product, then enter the code DAILYBEANS at checkout to save 20% off your purchase.  Cometeer is frozen, pre-brewed coffee, in pocket sized recyclable capsules and you MELT to MAKE, no equipment needed.  Special offer, just for Daily Beans listeners: For a limited time, you can get $20 off your first order, 10 free cups, and shipping is always free - but only when you visit cometeer.com/BEANS20 Turn your least active times into your most productive opportunities to stay healthy with Cubii! Visit cubii.com/beans to find the Cubii elliptical model that's right for you!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mark Levin Podcast
Mark Levin Audio Rewind - 12/14/21

Mark Levin Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 109:41


On Tuesday's Mark Levin show, Rep Liz Cheney suggests that then-President Trump committed a federal crime on January 6th, 2021. Of course, Congress has no authority to prosecute any crime, and acting in this manner violates one's Fifth Amendment rights. in doing so, Liz Cheney has demonstrated that many in Trump's inner circle urged him via texts to Mark Meadows to speak out against the violence at the Capitol. Incidentally, Trump had offered 10,000 National Guard troops, but Speaker Pelosi rejected the President's offer. This Pelosi-appointed committee is covering up for her. The real question is: what did Pelosi know and when did she know it? Then, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who lied about combat service in Vietnam, attended the 102nd-anniversary celebration of the Communist Party USA. Blumenthal had his American Marxism on full display. Later, Barak Ravid fires back on Twitter but remains a small fish in a large pond. Israeli prosecutors have made flimsy allegations against Benjamin Netanyahu hoping that the charges will stick. Afterward, smash-and-grab robberies abound in California and while retailers are installing barbed wire, leftwing politicians refuse to empower police or prosecutors to stop the problem. The White House dodges questions on crime and remains silent on this issue. Finally, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich joins the show with an update on his lawsuits against the Biden Administration's unconstitutional policies on vaccine mandates and the southern border.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Zero Blog Thirty
Are Your Christmas Presents Spying On You?

Zero Blog Thirty

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 66:51


5 Rounds in the Magazine! ROUND 1: Christmas present mania is upon us in these final couple weeks before the holiday. Make sure none of your gifts are a national security threat, like the Furby ROUND 2: Military families are doing laundry in buckets with big ol sticks in their driveways & worrying about sick pets as more info comes out about tainted water in Hawaii ROUND 3: It's beyond time that America takes a page out of Brazil's political playbook. Rough and Rowdy for governmental officials. ROUND 4: The National Guard has deployed in Kentucky following a catastrophic tornado outbreak over the weekend ROUND 5: Grinch Vibez: A thief has been caught on camera stealing Christmas decorations from homes in a military area