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Originally released February 14, 2022. Prior to the Civil War, the United States Army experimented with using Camels to transport cargo through the American West. The Camel Corps program would have been considered largely successful if it weren't for the war. In this episode, we tell the story about how the camels were acquired, tested and the unlikely person who spearheaded the endeavor. Then we chat and play the quiz game with Las Vegas magician Mat Franco! Review this podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-internet-says-it-s-true/id1530853589 Bonus episodes and content available at http://Patreon.com/MichaelKent For special discounts and links to our sponsors, visit http://theinternetsaysitstrue.com/deals
Show Notes: [0:00] Welcome back to The Kathy Barnette Show. Kathy introduces guest, General Mike Flynn to the listeners[0:30] Kathy gives listeners a detailed bio of Mike Flynn[5:00] Flynn's early career and achievements[11:00] Flynn's Military Career and Role in the Obama Administration[15:00] Insights into National Security Challenges[18:00] The controversial exit from the Trump administration after only 22 days[29:30] “I wanted the listeners to hear [your side of the story] because again, from my awareness, you were the first casualty of the weaponization of our government.”[33:00] History of assassinations in America [35:00] Reflections on political biases and challenges[41:10] “They fear me because they can't control me.”[52:30] The role and impact of the administrative state[55:00] Discussion on the future of American politics[1:05:00] Thanks for listening to this episode of The Kathy Barnette Show. Don't forget to subscribe for more insightful conversations, share this episode with those interested in understanding the deeper aspects of our government, and provide your feedback for future topics.
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Episode 127 - A Soldier Against All Odd's with Jason Pike. A decorated combat veteran with multiple deployments, Lt. Col. Jason G. Pike, USA, Retired, served 31 years in the United States Army as both an enlisted and officer, including nine years overseas in five countries. Jason earned over 30 service awards & badges and survived a wicked amount of military training. His first book, A Soldier Against All Odds, compiles all his life events in an inspiring storytelling format with the ups and downs of a life in uniform. His diversity of Army jobs, assignments, and schools from age 17 to 48 sets this military memoir up differently than most. Jason's brutal honesty on how he did it while disclosing many sacred secrets about how he survived is unique. With a straightforward account of one man's journey, he inspires audiences nationwide at speaking events and shows how to be resilient and to persevere no matter what disadvantages and life struggles may happen. His second book, Out of the Uniform, Back into Civilian Life, is an invaluable resource for veterans seeking clear, actionable guidance to navigate the often complex landscape of VA benefits and assistance programs. Book Link: https://www.jasonpike.org/a-solider-against-all-odds Contact Jason: https://www.jasonpike.org The Battle Warrior Podcast is a subsidiary of www.battle-warrior-brands.com. #podcast #podcastersofinstagram #podcaster #battlewarrior #battlewarriors #battlewarriorbrands #Podcasting #NewEpisode #Listeners #PodcastLife #PodcastLove #PodcastCommunity #ftw #fearthewarrior #battle #battlewarriors #overcome #overcoming #fearless #battlewarriorbrands #sobriety #keepgoing #PodcastProducer #PodcastersofTwitter
In this episode, we welcome our very first guest, Warren Weston, who discusses his time in the United States Army. Warren talks about what led him to enlist, his experiences and how he used his benefits towards his college education. If you've ever considered joining any branches of the military or just want to learn something new, you'll love this episode. Thank you to all the men and women that have proudly served their country! Our website: www.YourAdvisorsWillSeeYouNow.com Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yawsynpodcast/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YawsynPodcast/ Send us an email: email@example.com
Michael Solar is a trial attorney residing in Houston, Texas and has practiced all over the United States. Prior, Michael served in the United States Army, where he was in the Presidential Guard. He later received his undergraduate and law school degree from the University of Houston, has served three terms as the Port Commissioner, been on various boards, and received numerous honors. At the time of this interview, Michael and his wife Patricia have four adult children and ten grandchildren.
Guest: Danny Alvarez, FL State Representative, Dist. 69 Danny Alvarez is an attorney practicing in all facets of family law and a business consultant with significant experience in corporate communications, marketing and messaging management. Within Family Law, Danny helps families through some of the most difficult of times focusing on unity, respect and well-being of everyone involved. His practice focus is to help children and families navigate through the process and emerge healthy and ready to prosper. Danny serves as General Counsel for the Tampa Police Benevolent Association, the Union representing over 1100 active, reserve and retired members of the Tampa Police Department. He also helps businesses of all sizes navigate day-to-day operational, legal and marketing issues with a concentration on business growth and increased sales. Mr. Alvarez taught Business Law at the University of Tampa for almost nine years and is regularly requested by media outlets in English and in Spanish to provide insight on legal and business matters. After receiving the prestigious Distinguished Military Graduate designation, Danny was commissioned as an infantry officer in the United States Army in 1997. He is a graduate of the Infantry Officers Basic Course, the Bradley Fighting Vehicle Leaders Course, the Basic Airborne Course and the Jump Master Course. He was a performing member of the Silver Wings, the Army's first and oldest parachute demonstration and skydiving team. After six years of combined service, he departed the Army in 2001 as a Captain having successfully led hundreds of men and women while maintaining responsibility for millions of dollars in vehicles, equipment and gear. Danny was awarded the prestigious Hispanic Man of the Year by Tampa Hispanic Heritage Incorporated and was also named The Tampa Bay Community Service Person of the Year by Al Gallon Ministries in 2015. He is a three-time Tampa Bay Business Journal Heroes At Work award winner (2014, 2016 and 2017) and in 2012 was named the Small Business of the Year by the Tampa Latin Chamber of Commerce. /// The Yard Sign is a weekly political podcast presenting a different perspective on the week's local, state, and national news and politics. In addition to the revolving cast of panelists, The Yard Sign will feature political candidates, subject matter experts, and elected officials. The Yard Sign is The Most Important Irrelevant Political Podcast based out of Florida featuring young professional conservatives discussing the political news of the day. The show airs weekly on Mondays at 7pm. Visit our website: http://theyardsignshow.com Like The Yard Sign on Facebook: http://facebook.com/theyardsign Follow The Yard Sign on Twitter: http://twitter.com/theyardsign Subscribe: http://youtube.com/@theyardsign Subscribe to the audio version of the podcast: @Apple : https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-yard-sign/id1495113397?ls=1 @Google Play : https://play.google.com/music/m/Inqmpbo3vwel3ty4vxwfj7yenja?t=The_Yard_Sign @Spotify : https://open.spotify.com/show/0DhWX6twVGllPAdTIQ4Ljg
Click into your bindings as we launch from the highest peaks of the North Cascades with ski mountaineering historian Lowell Skoog, author of Written in the Snows: Across Time on Skis in the Pacific Northwest, published by Mountaineers Books and 2023 winner of the National Outdoor Book Award (NOBA) for historical writing. Born to a family of Nordic ski jumpers who later pioneered endurance routes traversing remote mountain reaches, Lowell's stories abound in evocative details as well as critical characters like Wolf Bauer, Olga Bolstad, Hans Otto Giese, Bill Maxwell and Milnor Roberts. Chronicling the birth of Pacific Northwest skiing from a little-known sport of immigrants to cultural cornerstone, Lowell conveys the wonderment of Scandinavian settlers waking to Seattle's first big snow in 1916; the camaraderie enjoyed by founders of early Pacific Northwest ski clubs; and the hijinks of the 1934 Silver Skis race. His characters range from backwoods trappers to the heroic fighters of the United States Army's 10th Mountain Division—some of whom would later develop North America's postwar ski industry. Amidst our current backdrop of climate change, Lowell's snowy memoirs—confessions of sorrow and sanctuary—are also a poignant record of a threatened pastime. "Being up in the mountains and having that connection with the natural world…is really healthy. It can help you forget about short term concerns; you are in a place that's been there forever…and will be there forever.” ~Lowell Skoog
Brett is joined today by Deke Letson with Veterans Exploration Therapy (V.E.T.) Deke shares his experiences being on Active Duty in the United States Army serving in Iraq and the struggles he has personally dealt with coming home. PTSD is a very real for military members and Deke's mission is to help the Veteran Community through activities that engage them socially, mentally, & spiritually so they can live a truly rewarding life for themselves and others around them. Visit vetXtherapy.org to learn more about how YOU can help this much deserving population of heroes! Connect with Brett on all socials @bpop80
The Soldier, The Author, The Speaker, The MisFitNation#veteran #author #motivationalspeaker #misfitnation #mindset Rich LaMonica Is a 22-year veteran of the United States Army who was deployed on multiple occasions in support of the Global War on Terrorism. He retired in 2015 and went through an entire year of self-reflection as he transitioned to civilian life again. Those 365 days from retiring to finding a job taught him valuable lessons about transition. This has powered his drive to help other veterans as they go through the transition and any other roadblocks they are hitting. He is a Motivational Speaker who discusses Mindset, Resilience, Grit, and more skills that will make you find your Purpose no matter the journey you have been on. He is pursuing a Ph.D from Liberty University in Homeland Security.He is the author of the award winning “13 Step Guide to Success” which can be found on Amazon.He has just published his second book "Out Of The Darkness" which can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and many morel Website: https://www.themisfitnation.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chemgod101/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rich.lamonicaLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richlamonica/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@UCCLusY5lc_1WBInzzSD5t2g X: https://twitter.com/RichLaMonicaYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/@The_MisFitNationThanks for tuning in, please be sure to click that subscribe button and give this a thumbs up!!Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/listen_to_the_vibes_/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thevibesbroadcastnetworkLinktree: https://linktr.ee/the_vibes_broadcastTikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMeuTVRv2/Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheVibesBrdcstTruth: https://truthsocial.com/@KoyoteFor all our social media and other links, go to: Linktree: https://linktr.ee/the_vibes_broadcastPlease subscribe, like, and share!
In this riveting episode of the Adams Archive, host Austin Adams takes you on an exploratory journey through a series of compelling and thought-provoking topics. From the storm brewing on TikTok over Osama Bin Laden's controversial 2002 letter to America, Austin doesn't shy away from delving into the complex narratives that are often avoided. He challenges the mainstream outrage and seeks to understand the underlying truths in these contentious dialogues. Following this, the episode shifts to an examination of the recent Israel-Hamas ceasefire. Austin will dissect the nuances of this agreement and its potential longevity, providing insights into the geopolitical implications. The conversation then takes a technological turn, delving into Michigan's capital gun ban enforcement through AI. Austin scrutinizes ZeroEyes' AI technology, raising critical questions about its impact on Second Amendment rights and the future of surveillance. The episode also covers the U.S. Army's reversal of its COVID-19 vaccine mandate decision. Hear the Army's call for the return of the troops who left over the mandate and Austin's take on this dramatic policy shift. Then, gear up for a deep dive into the OpenAI saga, a whirlwind of decisions and employee backlashes that could potentially reshape the AI industry's future. This segment promises to unravel one of the most astonishing episodes in modern business history. Finally, Austin introduces you to the newly elected Libertarian President of Argentina, a figure attracting global attention for his unorthodox approach and bold declarations against the deep state and government overspending. With a fresh crew cut and his signature engaging style, Austin is all set to guide you through these fascinating topics. Don't forget to hit subscribe, leave a five-star review, and get ready for an episode packed with insights, analyses, and a touch of the unexpected. All the links: https://linktr.ee/theaustinjadams Substack: https://austinadams.substack.com ----more---- Full Transcription Adam's Archive. Hello, you beautiful people and welcome to the Adam's Archive. My name is Austin Adams and thank you so much for listening today. On today's episode, we are going to be jumping into first, what happened recently with Tick tock and all these conservative influencers calling out all you young tick tockers out there for talking about even considering speaking about this document that must not be named. But I am me and I will name it and we will read it. And that is Osama bin Laden's letter. From 2002, a letter to America. Now there was a ton of controversy that came out on tick talk about this, a ton of conservative channels that are crying out saying, you should, you should be ashamed of yourself for even considering agreeing with any of his points. And I understand the sentiment, right? We have, um, some wounds from that man as a great country, however. I think that kind of takes away from the point, right? If you're afraid to look at something in the eye, uh, then maybe that's more of a reason to address it head on. So we will read that together. And I believe personally, there is actually some valid points and hold your thoughts until I read it. Cause I think. You might agree to. Alright. Once we walk through that, we are going to then move on into what has been called a agreement on a ceasefire between Israel and Temas. We'll see how long that, uh, lasts for and what the actual, uh, the actual breakdown of the deal was. But we'll go into that together. After that, we will go into the Michigan capital enforcing its gun ban with artificial intelligence. We'll actually look at the name of this company, which is zero I, and we will watch some of their advertisements. We will see what this technology actually does and talk about what the implications of that could be on your second amendment rights in the future where big brother knows exactly who's carrying and when following up on that. We will go into. The situation with the U S army who has asked their troops who left because of the COVID mandate. Come back, come back. We need you. Oh, that's silly. That's the only thing we did where we kicked you out because we wanted to mandate a, a experimental drug on your body and then not pay for the effects of it later. Oh, that thing. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Don't worry about that. Um, just, just come back, come back. So we'll actually read that letter together from the army that they issued. And then we'll talk all about the open AI drama that has been going down. If you haven't heard about this, it is crazy. This shit's definitely going to be a documentary in like 10 years from now, five years from now, who knows, three years from now, if AI can put it together fast enough. Um, this was one of the wildest sagas that you've seen in modern business history. Okay, so we will talk about that. We'll walk through what the situation is. I am pretty... Astounded by the way that this went down. They essentially could have just dismantled a multi billion dollar, probably the single most powerful entity in the prospect of the future of humanity as standing today. over a weekend and over a split second decision, which was not very well thought through, which ended in 200 or some, sorry, 95 percent of their employees threatening to leave and go to a different company. So we will actually read that letter today together too. Wow. We're reading a lot of letters. I didn't realize that. And then, uh, last but not least, we will talk about the, uh, president. of the Libertarian President of Argentina, um, that was recently elected and he has some wild moments, but I also have some, some agreements with him. And I, they're calling him this far, right? Crazy guy, because he's talking about the deep state and saying he wants to dismantle the over bloated government. And, uh, so lots of interesting stuff. And then he went through. The parade with a chainsaw saying he's going to cut down government spending so wild dude, but I'm all for it. Alright guys, that's what I got. Go ahead and hit that subscribe button. Leave a five star review. If you are watching this and not just listening, you'll notice that Cut some hair on top of my head. So, uh, essentially, uh, got, uh, a, uh, crew cut now. So, you know, if you see me on Instagram, I might look a little bit different than, than you saw me before. All right. That's what I got for you guys. Subscribe, leave a five star review and yeah, let's jump into it. The Adams archive. All right, all right, the very first topic that we are going to discuss today was the recent document from Osama bin Laden, which went viral. On TikTok, now there was over 9 million views mentioned, but TikTok tried to diminish it in a recent, uh, recent note. I believe it was on Twitter even, or X, now as the kids call it. Uh, but, I digress. Let's jump into it. This is a letter that was written by Osama Bin Laden in 2002, which was a letter to America. Now in the way he, that he breaks down this letter, it's, it's hard to argue with some of the... Thoughts that he, the way that he portrays the United States. And so, we'll read that full letter together. But first, let's read this, which breaks down how this all went down and why this even came to fruition. Because I never read this document until I heard about this. And the way that I heard about it was all these conservative influencers that were coming out and saying, How dare you, these young kids coming out here siding with the terrorists. How dare you read this letter. How dare you say that you agree with any of his points. That he had valid opinions. How dare you? And we go back to this, this idea of, of the good guy and the bad guy, right? And this has been a theme more recently in the Israel and Palestine and Hamas conflict for me, which has been reconciling with the fact that We've almost always been told, whether it be through Hollywood, whether it be through music, whether it be through plays and books and everything that we've ever been told is that there's a good guy and that there's a bad guy. And that philosophy, as I've come to know it now, today, is generally flawed. And the reason that I say that is it's... It's far more complicated than we're giving it credit, right? There's generally not just a good guy and not just a bad guy, right? There's absolutely people who do acts of malevolence and horrific, atrocious acts in the name of being a terrible person and just inflicting pain on people. That is true. That is factual. But majority of the time that you see these national and world stage conflicts, it's generally not. The case, most of the time, what you'll find is both sides think that they're the good guy, right? And not just both sides is this radical extreme side of things on the far, far terrorist organizations. It's not just them. It's the people behind them, the general population, they have some. with these people that there's a good guy and there's a bad guy. And, and so I think the only way that we reconcile and we start to actually pull the curtains behind the military industrial complex is by, by recognizing that. It's not that simple. There's not generally a good guy and a bad guy. This isn't, and even when you look at the old western, you know, westerns, where they try to portray it, you know, there's cowboys and there's Indians, and those are the savages, and we're the upstanding. You know, uh, enforcers of the law, right? It's again, it's just generally not that simple. And you, and as you start to take this framework and start to untangle the programming that you've been given, which is that there's again, a good guy and a bad guy, as you start to untangle that, you can almost go back through. Almost any conflict in history, I say almost, almost for a reason, but you can almost go back and look at any framework, any, any conflict, any large scale war, any, and you start to pull on some of the threads, like, okay, there's a, there's an idea in debate and then, uh, I guess, I don't know what, what to classify it as, but there's the idea of steel manning within an argument which is essentially if I was taking the, the opposing individual or opposing forces position and trying to be as generous as possible and trying to make the most compelling argument for it. Their side of the argument for them being the good guy and me being the bad guy in this instance How would I do? So how would I? Take critical thinking and how would I? Critique my own position and and if you can do that right if you can actually steel man the argument and and look and at the the conflict or the Situation or the debate point that you're arguing and say, okay if I had to take their position If I had to steel man the case that X, Y, and Z was the good guy, and now I'm the bad guy, how would I do that? And if you take that into the equation, you start to see that, okay, maybe there are some compelling opinions on maybe why we shouldn't be in this conflict to begin with, right? And maybe it's a sign of peace rather than a return of fire in some instances. Now again, that's not to say there's not... There's not reasons for war at certain points and for certain reasons and if we are gonna say that you know in the instance of Israel vs. Palestine, I would much rather them come out and just say hey We're taking our land back almost the same way, you know that they tried to frame that as what it was for Russia Right Russia not wanting Ukraine and NATO to infringe on their territory or at least within the immediate vicinity of it They even tried to go. Oh, they're colonizing Ukraine. It's It's like, okay, that's not really what's happening here. So even if we were to be generous within the Israel and Palestine, uh, conflict and say, okay, they're doing this as a response and not just to colonize the area, which it seems more and more likely that they're just trying to take that area over. However, we'll get into that ceasefire a little bit later in here, but, but my point in this is that when you go back and you start to do those on that unwinding and start to take that steel man argument and look at some of the things that have happened in history, whether it be to the United States or by the United States against other countries or individuals or, uh, organizations, you can start to, at the very least, steel man your argument. If you want to say that the United States is the good guy and every other country we've ever been in conflict with is the bad guy, and you want to die on that hill, you better, you better be able to steel man that argument. And if you're not, you're just blindly following a religion. Right? You're not, you're not even reading the textbooks, right? You're just blindly having faith that, oh, daddy has my back, right? Daddy government knows all and is, is essentially, you know, giving blind faith into that institution, which we already know is corrupt. So whether you're right or you're left, you should think critically about these things and go back and start to pull on those threads. And that's what we'll do here today. So on that note, this comes from Time Magazine. And the article title is Why Osama Bin Laden's Letter Went Viral. Now within this letter, he mentions Palestine several times. Okay, and I'll share this with you. So if you're on YouTube, you'll actually be able to see what we are looking at here together. If you're not on YouTube, you can always join us over there. And it's just the Adams archive. So if you type that into YouTube at the very top, you'll be able to see what we're looking at. However, let's move on. It says two decades ago, Osama bin Laden, the Al Qaeda leader behind 9 11, it says, probably also next to the three letter organizations, laid out his attempt. His attempt at justification for the attack against the U. S. that killed nearly 3, 000 people in his letter to America. This week, that same letter went viral on TikTok among a new generation, many of whom are debating the Israel Hamas war and the role played by the U. S. for some, a big part of Bin Laden's justification. American support for Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories and what the U. N. deems a violation of international law resonates with what's going on now in the Middle East, leading them to renew calls. For a Gaza ceasefire in one video, which was live on the app of Thursday afternoon with more than 900, 000 views, a tick tocker made the claim that everything we learned about the Middle East 9 11 and terrorism was a lie. Others on social media have criticized the video sympathizing with terrorists and legitimizing violence. In a statement posted on the next on Thursday, TikTok said content promoting this letter clearly violates our rule in supporting any form of terrorism. We are proactively and aggressively removing the content and investigating how to get it on how it got onto our platform. So let's watch this video. Let's see if it's actually still there. It might not be anymore. If they were removing all of it. Yeah, and there it is. It's gone. Who knew censorship for the Not when, uh, in a statement posted on X on Thursday, TikTok said, Nope, we just read that the company also says that the content did not reflect a widespread trend, but rather just a few posts on the platform. Number of videos on TikTok is small and reports of a trending on their platform are inaccurate. This is not unique to TikTok and has appeared across multiple platforms. And the media views on video shared by the hashtag letter to America had over 14 million views on Thursday, CNN reported. But as of Thursday afternoon, the phrase could not be searched on the app due to guideline violations. This isn't the first time that Tik TOK has faced controversy for what's been shared on the app. The company has responded to Republican criticisms on the platform being biased towards pro Palestinian content by pointing to polling that shows younger people are more sympathetic to Palestinians. While tens of thousands of people recently publicly showed their support for Israel and the U. S. condemned anti semitism in France, hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets in pro Palestinian protests around the world calling the ceasefire to protect civilians in Gaza since the start of the war on October 7th. Okay, now we have context. Now where I originally went to search for this was the Guardian. And if we go look at the Guardian's website, which we can do right now, the document was originally set here on, uh, November 15th of 2023, it was removed. It was originally placed on this by on Sunday, November 24th of 2002. So 21 years later, they decided that, oh, now this is dangerous for people to read because They're actually reading it. So you can actually find this document and I will keep it in the, uh, I'll actually send this out. So if you're on my Instagram, go to at the Austin J Adams. So the Austin J Adams on Instagram. And if you comment on my most recent video and some of my other videos that will be about this, after I get some of this content out, I will send this letter to you. Okay, so let's go ahead and read the letter, the letter that must not be named according to TikTok and the guardian. Here it is. All right. It says page one in the name of God, the compassionate, the merciful to the American people, peace be upon those who follow the righteous track hereafter. The subject of my talk to you is in the overwhelming control of capital. And it's a fact on the ongoing war between us. I direct my talk specifically those who support real change, especially the youth. I say from the onset, your former president warned you previously about the devastation or the devastating Jewish control of capital and about a day that would come when it would enslave you. It has happened. Your current president warns you now about the. enormity of capital control and it has a cycle whereby it devours humanity when it is devoid of the percepts or the precepts of God's law and says in parentheses sharia the tyranny of control of capital by large companies has harmed your economy as it did ours And that was my motivation for this talk. Tens of millions of you are below the poverty line. Millions have lost their homes, and millions have lost their jobs to mark the highest average unemployment in 60 years. Your financial system in its totality was about to collapse within 48 hours had the administration not reverted to using taxpayer monies to rescue the vultures by using the assets of the victims. As for us, our Iraq was invaded in response to pressure from capitalists with greed. from black gold and you continue to support the oppressive Israelis in their occupation of our Palestine in response to pressures on your administration by a Jewish lobby backed by enormous financial capabilities. Hmm. Okay. So let's break that down a little bit. We start from the very beginning. And he talks about the Jewish control of capital, right? Your former president warned you previously about the devastating Jewish control of capital. This has been a pretty consistent conversation, right? Surrounding the control of media within media about the control within Hollywood and news corporations and. So this is in line with some very recent conversations that people are having and that probably leads to why this had some effect of ringing true, especially when you bring in something like Palestine and the conflict and him referencing that occupation all the way back 21 years. So now what he says is the tyranny of control of capital by large companies has harmed your economy as it did ours. And that was my motivation for this talk. Tens of millions of you are below the poverty line. So now he's calling out the, the lack of. care from our government surrounding people of low income surrounding people who are homeless surrounding, you know, talking about the financial system and its totality was about to collapse within 48 hours had the administration reverted to had not the administration reverted to using taxpayers money to rescue the vultures by using the assets of the victims. Essentially saying that the banking. Corporations, the banks, all lever, when they went bankrupt, they essentially took taxpayer money and then utilized that to bail the banks out when the people who suffered the most from that was not the organizations, it was the individuals who banked with them, right? So he's saying. Your own government used your money to help the people who oppressed you to begin with. As for us, our Iraq was invaded in response to the pressure of capitalists, then talks about their greed for black gold, meaning oil. And you can continue to support the oppressive Israelis and their occupation of our Palestine in response to pressures on your administration by a Jewish lobby backed by an enormous Financial capabilities now what we look at there is is the discussion surrounding The the fact that the and you continue to support the oppressive Israelis in their occupation of Palestine in response to pressures by your administration Okay, so What, what we can get into from that is, is realizing that this has been a longstanding issue that has been bubbling below the surface for a very long time, right? This discussion around the powers that be the, the individuals that we know that the, you know, however many families that, you know, control a massive amount of wealth, right? You want to get more into that? But go back to the episode that I did on. Uh, the creature in Jekyll Island, which is a great book that was written surrounding the end of the gold standard and the rise of the Federal Reserve. Now go back and look at who the people were that were involved in that conversation. I believe it was 13 families that were on a private train together and essentially on Jekyll Island, which is a small island, came up with the idea of the Federal Reserve and then implemented it. Perfectly. And they now control all of the world as a result of controlling the largest corporation or the largest country's capital, being able to essentially print money at will with no repercussions to themselves. And just to the American people, right? In walks inflation. So now it goes on to say that an observer of the policies of the new administration relieves or realizes that the change is tactical and not strategy or strategic. It does not at all agree with this, the change you seek. There are very many indicators of this, especially concerning important matters related to your own security and economy, particularly the ongoing war between us. The previous administration was successful in implicating you in the wars against us under the premise that they are necessary for your security according to the promise that it would be short and would finish in six days or six weeks. Six years has passed, and that administration is gone without realizing the victory. The man calling for change promised you victory in Afghanistan and set a time for withdrawal. Before the end of the set time, Patriots from the previous administration came and asked for an extension of six more months if it was The six day war that started by President Bush and six years have not enough to has not been enough to finish it Then the wise men should question How long would a six month war? take and whether you would be able to fund a war that requires a large amount of money that weakens your economy and Your dollar interesting. Okay. So what he's saying there is essentially that they said this would take six days. Now they said it was six weeks. Now they're saying it's six years, right? And how much are you willing to sacrifice as a country of your financial stability as a nation, by simply coming over here and looking to go after our oil, which, you know, we go back to the weapons of mass destruction conversation, which were never found. So, moving on here, uh, so, so that's interesting to me. It's like the amount of people that are now realizing that there's some. Some cracks in the armor, right, that, that, the great nation that we were told that we were brought up as patriots for that, you know, I myself joined the military to defend, right, maybe there's some questions that should be asked about whether or not we should be in these wars, and you guys know. If you listen to me enough that I'm at this point, there's very little you could do to convince me that we should be at war with essentially anybody unless we're specifically defending our home territory, which nobody's encroached upon the United States in Lord since the British. So moving on. This says for Obama to leave one third of its soldiers in Iraq and the statements from his administration about this, especially from Aderno about the possibility for Obama's ordering the return of the forces he took out of Iraq, it would have been better for him had he disagreed with the ethics of the previous administration and adopted the truth as a friend and told you that he would not withdraw from Iraq, which may not serve the U S interests, but it is in the interest of the large corporations, right? So he's talking about the war machine. Right? He's talking about the Military Industrial Complex. It serves... Doesn't serve the U S, but it serves the large corporations, meaning the same corporations that we know own all the other corporations, the same corporations who own all of the politicians, the same corporations who own all of the military companies like Raytheon, or at least have the largest share percentage within those companies. It says the course of these policies of the president administration in several areas clearly reveals that whatever, whoever enters the white house, even with good intentions to safeguard the people's interests is no more than a train operator. His only task is to keep the train on the tracks that are laid down by the lobbyists in New York and Washington to serve their interests first, even if it's counter to your security and economy. Any president who tries to move the train from the lobbyist tracks to a track for the American people's interests will confront very strong opposition and pressures from the lobbyists. Your president described the decisions by the court in favor of corporations to intervene in the political arena as a victory. But it is not for the American people, except for the big corporations. Okay, so now what he's saying is that your president... is controlled. No matter how many, how, how good of intentions he has, if he goes to fight the machine, if he goes to do what's in the best interest of the American people, he will be met by the corporations, right? So that's why when people are saying, Oh, there's merit to this. Yes, there's absolutely some merit to this. Our government has been commandeered by large corporate entities that have the only best interest of their entities making more profits. And generally, the best way to do that is by siphoning it from the people, not by serving the people's best interests. And we've talked about this, our system is fundamentally flawed, almost everybody who goes in with a good intentions gets spit out, or ends up 13 indictments before they go for re election. We exactly saw that play out with Donald Trump. The entire machine. All the news companies. All the, the, the, entire, entirety of Hollywood. All of the, the journalists that, that were a part of any actual legitimate organization. All of them conspired. Even the FBI and the CIA did the same thing with the letters that they signed about the Hunter Biden laptop. Right? It says. The course of the, the course of the policies of the President Administration in several areas clearly reveals that whoever enters the White House, even with good intentions, to safe, to safeguard the people's interests, is no more than a train operator. His only task is to keep the train on the tracks that are laid down by the lobbyists, even if it's counter to your security and economy. Now tell me you disagree with that, because I, I will argue that point with you all day. There is no doubt about it, that it is right, and... That it is also a right for the administration to support the oppressive Israelis for the continued, let's, let's get context. I think I maybe skipped something. Um, it says, There is no doubt about it that it is a right, and it is also a right for the administration to support the oppressive Israelis for the continued occupation of our land and the killing of our brothers, marking a victory for the Jewish lobby. The president was not able to defend you against the security and economic loss. The way for change and freeing yourselves from the pressure of lobbyists is not through the Republican or the Democratic parties, but through undertaking a great revolution for freedom. Not to free Iraq from Saddam Hussein, but to free the White House, and to free Barack Hussein so he can implement the change you seek. It is not, it does not only include improvement of your economic situation and ensure your security, but more importantly, help him, helps him in making a rational decision to save humanity from the harmful gases that threaten its destiny. Let's read that again. So what, what he's saying there again. The way for change and freeing yourselves from the pressure of lobbyists is not through Republican or Democratic parties, but through undertaking a great revolution for freedom, not to free Iraq from Saddam Hussein, but to free the White House and to free the president so they can implement the change you seek. Free them from who? Free them from the lobbyists. Free them from what lobbyists? Well, and what he's referencing here, he says the Jewish lobbyists, the individuals who own those large corporate entities. Who control a portion, a large portion of Hollywood. And the news entities, right? So again, and this is far different than when everybody wants to ring the anti Semitic bell. It's like nobody's saying anything about the religion and nobody's saying anything about the people who are in those areas who hold the title of being Jewish. No, it just so happens that the people that we're discussing here have a Jewish background, have Jewish blood running through their veins, and are from That origin. It does not mean anything against the peoples themselves. It means that there is a large portion of people who also hold these characteristics that is what they push their agenda through. Okay, so it's like, it's very important to make that distinction. No, it is not all Jewish people that are running Hollywood. It is not all Jewish people that are controlling the White House. It is not all, no, it has nothing to do with the fact that they are Jewish or their beliefs in their religion or where their origin is from. It has to do with that. There is a small, very small, like, handful of people and families in power that all have similar characteristic that unites them, which so happens to be that cultural background. So everybody crying anti semitic when you say, oh, don't bomb or don't agree with the fact that, you know, there is a strong Jewish lobby. It's like, you're missing the point. Love Jewish people. Love all my people. I have nothing against really any class or group or culture or background or ethnicity or race or religion. It's like that to me is such a low frequency beta. Uh, uninteresting perspective to have that has just no value. There, there is no reason to have any distinction between people and, and, and say, this group is this thing. No. But there is a way to categorize people based on that. And when a small group of people who hold Those powerful positions hold that uniting culture, then it's going to be referenced, which is important to make a distinction of. Okay, moving on. The British military governor in the United States used to have the right to appoint judges and mayors. Similarly, the corruption is deep and rooted now in all the higher authorities, thus giving authorities over to these officials or these offices to corporations. Hmm. Subsequently, the higher court adjudicated their support of political financing by corporations under such circumstances. Now he's talking about the lobbying. Reading the book by the intellectual Thomas Paine helped your fathers in the revolution against the oppressors. It is useful for you to read it under the current similar circumstances. You are in need of people like Thomas Paine to publish books pointing out the similarities between the two phases, and that will have a similar effect. You are also in need of men with courage and initiative like those of your forefathers at that time when they refused to allow one company to harm the interests of the United States, a company that had a monopoly on tea and its prices. Talking about the Boston Tea Party. Right? Talking about the, um, the, what is it? The, the Indian tea company or whatever it's called. I'm going to have to look that one up. Um, forget the, the, uh, God, what's the name of it? Um, that's so stupid that I can't remember that. Let's see. The East India Trade Company, is that what it is? Pretty sure that's what it is. East India Trade Company. Um, Yeah, the East India Company. That's what it was. Thank you. At least I got it right. I got there eventually, guys. Before even Google told me, and you can reference the YouTube video to see it. Um, alright. So, it says, uh, yeah, there are now many companies that endanger the United States economy, which continues to be vulnerable to collapse, and they also formulate the policies for the White House. They threw hundreds of thousands of soldiers against us and have formed an alliance with the Israelis to oppress us and occupy our land. That was the reason for our response on the 11th. Palestine has been under occupation for decades. Now what he's referencing there is obviously September 11th. Now, obviously that's obviously not a justification to commit acts of terrorism against random civilians, which has been the theme this whole year with the Israel and Palestine conflict. So again, Don't agree with that. It's a horrific way to respond to this. The way that you respond to this is what this letter was attempting to do. Just do it more effectively. Cause the fact that nobody read this, now all of a sudden people are reading this and now there's value to it. Anyways, it says, uh, Palestine had been under occupation for decades and none of your presidents could talk, talked about it until after September 11th, when Bush realized that your oppression and the tyranny against us were part of the reason for the attack. Then he talked about it, the necessity for two States. Obama is trying to address the issue with the same solutions, suggesting by his predecessors they are quilting fruitless solutions not of concern to us. If you want a real settlement that guarantees your security in your country and safeguards your economy from being depleted in a matter similar to our war of attrition against the Soviet Union, then you have to implement a roadmap that returns the Palestine land to us. All of it from the sever or the sea to the river. It is an Islamic land, not subject to being traded or granted to any party. In conclusion, be assured that we do not fight for mere killing, but to stop the killing of our people. It is a sin to kill a person without proper justifiable cause, but terminating his killer is a right. You should be aware that justice is the strongest army and security offers the best livelihood. You lost it by your own making when you supported the Israelis in occupying our land and killing our brothers in Palestine. The road to safety starts with the stopping of aggression. And again, the way to combat aggression is not more aggression. And the way to stop people from killing your people is not by killing their people. Fundamentally disagree with him on that. Palestine should not be seen, and even in his own argument there, he says that it is a sin to kill a person without proper justifiable cause. Okay, 3, 000 people on 9 11 that you killed without proper justifiable cause, regardless of the country that they lived within. Palestine should not be seen captive, for we will try to break its shackles. The United States shall pay for its arrogance with the blood of Christians and their funds. Peace be upon those who follow the righteous track. All right, so again, fundamentally disagree with a lot of what he says there, but there is merit to some of the points that he makes surrounding lobbying, surrounding our president not being in control regardless of good intentions. Several things that he said there that holds true. in the awakening that we've seen over the last three to four years. So when you see all these people shouting at, you know, saying that anybody who reads this and agrees with any of the points made that they're a terrorist, it's no, that you're missing the point. And We probably, if you hadn't already gotten to this point where you realize these things without reading a letter from Osama bin Laden, like maybe you should do that first and there's far better ways to probably get to this point from far more intelligent, far less polarizing, far less bloodthirsty people, then Osama Bin Laden, so there's that, like you could definitely get this point across without having to hear it from him. But, that, that, you see the censorship, you see the people coming out and calling, you know, everybody a terrorist who reshares this, or says that there's any merit to some of the points that he made about the occupation, and so. I just wanted to get that out there. I think it's a value to actually read through these things and not just hear the headlines and just assume that everybody who makes any point about this is siding with a terrorist organization. Because again, I fundamentally, fundamentally disagree with the acts that were committed on behalf of this ideology. But that doesn't mean that there's no merit to some of the points that he made about the United States of America being flawed, because It is. And if you disagree with that, you're very likely brainwashed at this point. All right. Alright, so the next thing that we're going to discuss is that Israel and Hamas have agreed to a temporary ceasefire for humanitarian purposes that include a hostage release deal, which has come from Fox News. Let's go ahead and read this article where it says the Israeli government is committed to the return of all hostages home. Tonight, the government approved the outline for the first stage of achieving this goal. According to which, at least 50 hostages, women and children, will be released for four days, during which there will be a lull in the fighting. The release of every 10 additional hostages will result in an additional day of respute. The Israeli government, the IDF, and the security forces will continue the war in order to return all the hostages, to complete the elimination of Hamas, and to ensure that Gaza does not renew any threat to the State of Israel. The ceasefire was officially announced hours after Israeli and Hamas leaders said Tuesday that negotiations were in their final stages. Both sides ultimately agreed to their conditions. Qatari... Negotiators helped broker the agreement under the deal. Israeli's government has agreed to temporarily stop its pursuit of Hamas, including its ground invasion of Gaza and its airstrikes for humanitarian purposes. Also, Hamas has agreed to release dozens of hostages in tandem with Israeli government or with Israel agreeing to release Palestinian prisoners on a three to one ratio. Fox news, Trey Yankst reported Hamas leaders would release one hostage for every three Palestinians that Israel releases from its prisons. Hamas, so that means that Israel essentially has to have three times the amount of hostages slash prisoners. Hamas, which governs Gaza, took about 240 hostages from Israel during its terror attack on October 7th when it invaded Israel and killed approximately 1, 200 people, mostly civilians. The terror group said at the time that it took enough hostages, which included Israelis, Americans, and other foreign nationals, to free all Palestinians in Israel. Interesting. So you'll see the first hostages come. out over the course of Thursday. Netanyahu met with his war council Tuesday afternoon, then the security council, and then this full cabinet before the agreement was announced. Ahead of the meetings, he said he hoped there would be good news. Earlier Tuesday, Hamas leader Ismail Hanaya and Mark Rijev, the senior advisor to Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, openly said a deal was closed. The deal being, hey, we'll stop for three or four days and we'll, you know, exchange hostages. You know, for every one that you give us, we'll give you three. Um, okay, so not exactly what I was thinking. So not a long term, this is not a long term ceasefire. This is just a ceasefire for three or four, potentially five days where they release their hostages together. And then Israel will go back to leveling the city of Gaza, apparently. Uh... Yeah, that's what it seems like. Okay, not exactly what I was thinking, but as you guys know, when things pop up and we have breaking news, you'll get it while we're here. Um, so again, this was Israel and Hamas agreed to a temporary ceasefire hostage release deal, including freeing three Americans. Now, the original headline of this made it seem like it was more of a longstanding agreement, which obviously it's not. So let's move on to our next topic, which is that the Michigan Capitol is going to enforce gun bans with artificial intelligence. There's a software that has been created that allows them to using video surveillance footage in real time to identify threats. And by threats, they mean anybody who's potentially carrying a weapon, whether it be lawful or unlawful. So let's read this article. It comes from, uh, bridgemi. com. And the article says, Michigan capital to enforce a gun ban with artificial intelligence. Now, to me, this signifies some dystopian stuff, right? What my concern around this would be is now that this has... Been created. You can't put it back in the box, right? You've opened the box. Now, there is a software that will allow them to identify people who have weapons on them, whether it be lawfully or unlawfully because it is our right to carry and bear arms. It is our right to conceal weapons. It is our right to open carry weapons where the laws allow. So now. You can be punished for that. You can be approached by police and you can have this technology that will be implemented in God knows what way, right? We don't know how this is going to be used for sure. How do you make sure that this isn't going to be used to, I don't know, stop people from defending property or defending life at rallies when they're allowed to open carry right in walks Kyle Rittenhouse to me, it's like, this isn't the issue that I have is not. Making sure that we're more safe in our capital buildings. It's is what is the actual use case for this going to be right? when you're talking about Smart cities and things like that and the totalitarian surveillance in Michigan itself just put up 400 400 cameras on one highway alone 400 cameras, Michigan just put up to surveil its own citizens in the name of stopping violent crime. How does 400 cameras on a highway stop violent crime? That's not what it's for. It's to surveil the general public. If you think that that data just stops and they're scrubbing through hundreds of thousands of tens of thousands of millions of cars flying by every single day, To look for one, two, three, four people. No, there's no return on investment there, right? They want to surveil people. They want to know where you're going, how you're getting there. I challenge you to drive down the highway right now, drive five miles in any city without seeing a camera up in the sky watching you drive. It infuriates me. It's so frustrating that you can't even drive your car on a road that they built with your tax dollars without daddy government Big big brother sitting there watching you tracking your license plate This says authorities in the michigan state capitol are beginning to use artificial intelligence to detect any Firearms in a bid to increase security amid a growing national wave of political threats and violence Show me a recent violent gum crime at the Capitol and what justifies utilizing this software. In fact, why don't we use this software at school zones? Why don't we put this software outside of every single school in America? Instead of funding Israel's war, instead of funding Ukraine's war, why don't we take this software and actually use it for some implementation that people want? Because the implementation that people want is not going to Capitol buildings that already have security. Arm security at that. Why not put it into school zones? Why not put a video camera on outside of every single school that identifies threats that way? I'm cool with that because you shouldn't be open carrying by a school anyways. Company officials at the Zero Eyes firm announced the deployment Monday, saying Michigan is the first state capital in the nation to use its gun detection technology, which has also been implemented last year at Oxford High School in the wake of the mass shooting. Thank you. The system, which also analyzes footage from existing video cameras to identify brandished or otherwise drawn firearms, represents the latest in a series of escalating security measures at the Michigan capital following armed protests in 2020. I'm sure you'll be fine. The Michigan Capitol Commission earlier this year approved installation of metal detectors inside the building and implemented a full indoor gun ban. Except for lawmakers with a concealed weapons permit. Except for lawmakers with a concealed weapons permit. So the lawmakers get to protect themselves, but not the citizens who are there, right? Interesting. Um, commissioners last month unanimously approved the, the lease with zero wise, a Pennsylvania based firm, which expected to cost about $3,000 a month. The money will come from existing security funding. First proposed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, who is the subject of a kidnapping plot by the FBI, by the FBI orchestrated by the men who also discussed storming the capitol. You mean the FBI agents? And also the people, I'm pretty sure they got released because it was entrapment. It's just another layer of protection, Rob Blackshaw said, an executive director of the State Capitol Commission. Our latest goal, as we've said from day one, is to decrease any potential of a mass shooting and increase our level of safety for the people who work here and visit here. The artificial intelligence system will tap into existing surveillance video at the Capitol, including inside the building and outside grounds when openly carried firearms are still allowed. Where openly carried firearms are still allowed. So again... If a gun is identified, images will be immediately reviewed by trained specialists at Zero Eyes, including military and law enforcement veterans, the company said on Monday. If those specialists confirm a threat, they'll send alerts and other actionable intelligence to Capitol Police in a matter of seconds, according to the firm. Hmm. So how do you identify a threat for somebody who's not a threat? Do they wear a red jersey? Do they, you know? Anyways, here's the video by Zero Eye, so you can see what this technology is all. About. And we'll go ahead and watch it together. ZeroEyes is a team of former Navy SEALs and military special operations veterans teamed up with elite technologists with a mission to save lives. We use your existing video cameras coupled with our artificial intelligence gun detection to prevent threats rather than react to them. There is no better purpose right now and no more difficult problem to solve than mass shootings. We go over the existing security cameras at a building, so on the interior and exterior, at entrances, exits, choke points, bottlenecks, inside the hallways. So when a shooter walks up and they take out a weapon, zero eye system will pick that weapon up. And our military trained operation experts verify every detection before sending out alerts to local staff, security. And the local 911 center to get the alert to first responders. It takes about three seconds from the time a gun enters the frame of a camera to the time an alert is sent. So now they know what the shooter looks like. What type of weapon they have. We have an armed subject in the southwest vault. How many there are. And what was our last known location? First responders on scene have access to this information before shots are fired. That will allow them to go directly to the shooter and prevent more violence from occurring. Drop your weapon now! Drop the gun! Drop the gun! So we can really decrease response times and save lives. Turn around! So we're going to stop threats at first sight, not first shot. Mass shootings are devastating. Current alternatives are reactive. We need a proactive solution that mitigates gun violence, provides actionable intelligence, reduces response time, ultimately saving lives, while at the same time respecting our privacy and rights. ZeroEyes is that solution. Save time, save lives. Interesting. So, I don't disagree with the premise of the application when it's in the context of school environments. But literally probably only school environments. It just doesn't seem to me that there should be any other use case for this other than schools, because when you put it in the context of government and organizations, and what the potential is for this software to be leveraged nationwide when you have Basically, a surveillance camera on every single corner now within three seconds of anybody ever having a weapon that they are legally hold according to our Second Amendment rights, they can be identified and immediately, immediately have authorities contacted for no other reason than lawfully carrying a firearm. Right. And like I said, you have Michigan putting out 400 cameras just on their highways alone with your tax dollars to surveil you. And for 3, 000 a month. They, too, can make sure that you're not actually leveraging your rights as an American citizen. So, you know, when we talk about a surveillance state, that's a terrifying application. And again, under the context of school shootings and this being leveraged within schools and the perimeter of schools, I don't have any problem with that. I think it's a great idea. I like the idea of proactive identification of threats. It doesn't end there. It won't end there. And that's where I have a problem with it. All right. So that seems to me like, you know, again, I don't think that there's any way to remedy that the cat's out of the bag. And obviously there's going to be military applications for this and, and government applications for this, but I don't think that we have to allow it, right. We can push back against our tax dollars being used for these things. As long as the application is not being used in a way that is, uh, you know, useful to the people. And useful to the people, to me, does not mean the Capitol building. It doesn't, because they already have armed security there. And we as, as the people in the United States of America have a right to carry firearms. Now, if this was communist China, just imagine the applications of this in communist China. And that, my friends, is coming to a city near you in the very near future, right? Oh, you, you actually can identify a, a, uh, concealed weapon, right? Down the road. Maybe they can see people printing on the side of their waistband. Uh, and now all of a sudden it bumps your... Your social credit score, right? Like where where does this end and this is obviously just just the beginning So that that's more so the the terrifying applications of this All right moving on the next thing that we're going to discuss here is going to be that the u. s army asked the troops who they Fired who they gave dishonorable discharges to just, just come back, right? The people that they got out of the military, right? The U S army kicked people out of the military for not having the vaccine for not getting the vaccine for not agreeing with an experimental drug being injected into their bodies now. They're telling them to come back, come back. We won't even mandate that to you. And I think there's a bigger play at hand here. I don't think it's just as simple as them saying, Hey, we're missing recruiting numbers. I think it's bigger than that. Um, I actually think the, the app, the reason that they're doing this is to mitigate legal costs more than very likely. Um, so let's look at this together. This comes from the post millennial and it says the U. S. Army asked troops who left over COVID mandate to come back as war looms. Now, I don't know if that's the reason why. Um, I, again, I think this might be more of a legal play than anything, but the United States Army is inviting, because if you're in the army, you're not going to be able to sue the army, right? But there could be a large class action lawsuit against the institutions that mandated this as. Especially when it was the federal government, the United States army is inviting service members to return to the branch who had been separated over the refusal of the COVID 19 vaccine. This comes as the US military struggles to, uh, to achieve targeted recruitment numbers due to years of woke political activism, which has reportedly turned off its primary recruitment base. And you see this, you see the, I think it was the air force now doing special forces, uh, videos for recruitment where it's all white. How dare you? How egregious! Could you imagine a military that was mostly occupied by straight, white men who don't dress up as, you know, women on their weekends to shake their ass for dollar bills at a gay bar? Like, imagine the world. Uh, the United States Army is inviting its service members to return to the branch who had been separated over the refusal of the COVID 19 vaccine. The Army issued a recent letter to former... Service members informing them that they can apply to return to service following the recession of the vaccine requirement. The Army had enacted four separations for unvaccinated service members early last year and announced in early 2023 that they had rescinded the mandate for current service members and applicants. The letter uploaded to X reads, Dear former service member, and I'll read it here verbatim for you. Dear former service member, we write to notify you of new army guidance surrounding the correction of military records for former members of the army following recession of the COVID 19 vaccination requirement. As a result of the recession of all or the rescission of So let's try that again. We write to notify you of the new army guidance regarding the correction of military records of the former members of the army, following the rescission of the COVID 19 vaccination requirement. As a result of the rescission of all current COVID 19 vaccination requirements, former soldiers who were. involuntary separated for refusal to receive the COVID 19 vaccination may request a correction of their military records from either both or either or both of the Army Discharge Review Board or the Army Board for correction of military records. Individuals may request a correction to military personnel records including records regarding the characterization of a discharge by submitting a request to the ADB or the ADRB or the ABCMR online at Uh, individuals who desire to apply to return to service should contact their local U. S. Army Reserves or Army Recruiter for more information. Individuals may locate an Army Recruiter by visiting that website. How about no? How about if you want to mandate upon my body a experimental experimental drug that we now know caused harm to me, that you did not have my best interest in mind. You had the best interest in mind of pharmaceutical companies. You had the best interest in mind of saving political face to half of the country who wanted to, you know, call on people to have separation of, of workforce and, and have people lose their jobs and lose their livelihood and not be able to even see their grandma in a hospital if they don't get vaccinated. Right? Like we went so crazy during COVID and now you see them walking everything back. Even the army walking back the ability now to join again now that they hit no recruiting numbers that they've had like the lowest recruiting numbers we've seen in a very long time. In one of the most highest tension times in American history. So no, you have to, you have to look at this and take a stand and say, this person, this entity, this thing did not, and obviously most people in the military know that the military does not immediately have their best interest in mind. Let's be very clear about that. Um, but, and in this case, the only thing they had in mind was how do we, how do we a make profits for the pharmaceutical companies, which is actually where vaccines became popularized to begin with. So we can, we can. touch on that fairly quickly, which is that the reason that vaccines became mandated even in schools was because the, the, the penicillin manufacturers, which is where vaccines became very prevalent was penicillin shots during world war two penicillin because of world war two was used so often. And so the, the, the people who came up with the penicillin shot, and I believe if you go back and look, it's, it was Pfizer and I have a book back here. called Code Blue. See if that knocks over my whole thing here. This book, Code Blue, is a tremendous read. It's inside America's medical industrial complex, and it goes back into the history. And I actually did a whole breakdown of this on the very first episode. That I did so go back and listen to the very, very first episode of the red pill revolution podcast, which you can just find in the feed that you're on right now, um, where it talks about this and why the penicillin became such a prevalent drug and why it was mandated in schools was specifically due to the fact that they had built so many industrialized or in so many industrial plants to build penicillin. That they, I'll put this here for you guys, um, that they essentially needed to continue perpetuating that profitability. So, instead, they, instead of shutting down all their manufacturing plants for penicillin, they actually opened, or they actually started to spend their money on lobbying, uh, Washington to make it mandatory within schools that you now vaccinate your children. And the reason they were doing this for, for soldiers was because people were coming back with like gangrene and all types of shit in World War II. And I went into the military, when I went into the military, we called it a peanut butter shop. One of the very first things that you get is a big needle shoved in your, your ass so that they can inject you with penicillin. For no reason at all, by the way. None of us were, well, maybe not none of us, but I wasn't sick when I went in. I didn't need penicillin, but they just give it to you because you're cattle. That's all you are to them is cattle. So when you talk about what, what they, what happened here, you realize that it was far more about. appeasing the pharmaceutical complexes that probably lobbied to make it mandatory within the military than it was about, you know, and, and who that helped at the very top of the military that makes these decisions, right? There's lobbying in that aspect too. Um, so I find it comical. Absolutely not. You showed your hand and we will not be a part of it. No matter how many cool badass Advertisements you put out showing straight white men you showed your hand and now you just you don't get the support And that was obviously a mistake. All right, and that leads us to one of our bigger discussion points today, which is a Historical Historical blunder by one of the most successful companies of all time, which almost overnight collapsed an entire An entire industry essentially and we'll get to that right after this which is the fact that you haven't subscribed yet You haven't left a review because I see you. I know I look every week to see who did what and I know Maybe it seems like you didn't leave a review. Not last week. Not this week. Not yet So what I'm asking you right now is stop what you're doing unless you're driving and then you know pull over There's there's somewhere you could there's a gas station right there. There's a McDonald's. Maybe there's a rest stop pull over right now Be safe. Don't do it while you're driving go to Apple podcasts. Go to Spotify hit the Five star review button. If you're on Apple podcasts, go ahead and leave a note. That's actually means way more than it does to just hit the five star review button, leave a review, say something nice, what you like about the podcast. I would appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. All right, so let's get into this open AI essentially almost collapsed overnight after the board fired Sam Altman. Now, if you don't know the back back. Story of Sam Altman. Sam Altman is the front face of Silicon Valley. He has been for a very long time. He was the head of Y Combinator, which is a startup incubator in, uh, in Silicon Valley. And For a very long time. He was not very well known outside of Silicon Valley until more recently with open AI He just he exploded in his celebrity and he was just most recently which makes me have some questions about this More recently is the fact that Sam Altman was on both Joe Rogan And Lex Friedman, not two weeks before this whole thing happened. So he gets one of the biggest celebrity moments and pushes of his face and his name just two weeks before he gets fired by the board. And what is the worst decision making ever by any company literally ever. As shown by the fact that 725 people, the last time I looked, signed a letter saying that if they don't reinstate him and fire the entirety of the board that made this decision, all 725 employees will go over to the same company that offered Sam Altman a position as the CEO of a new venture with an AI company. Which is Microsoft, and we'll read about that in just a second. So, essentially, let's, let's go ahead and let's dive into this article together. And I'll give you the very first thing, which is that OpenAI came out with this letter, directly on their website as a blog post. And it reads, Not what I wanted. And it reads, Chief Technology Officer Mira Murati, appointed Interim CEO to lead OpenAI. Sam Altman departs the company. Search process underway to identify permanent success for. The Board of Directors of OpenAI, that acts as the overall governing body for all OpenAI activities, today announced that Sam Altman will be departed as CEO and leave the Board of Directors. Mira Murati and the company's Chief Technology Officer will receive or will serve as Interim CEO, effective immediately. A member of OpenAI's leadership team for five years, Mira has played a critical role in OpenAI's evolution into a greater AI leader. She brings a unique skill set, understanding of the true company values, operations, and business leaders, and already have leads the company's research product and safety functions. Um, okay. Who cares about that? Mr. Altman's departure follows a deliberative review process by the board, which concluded that he has not been consistently candid with his communications with the board, hindering its ability to exercise its responsibilities. So the reason that they state, which is so obscure and vague, and nobody seems to actually know the reason, and they won't come out with it, even after being threatened by all sorts of people within OpenAI, including the letter, uh, Mr. Altman's departure follows a deliberative Review process by the board, which concluded that he was not consistently candid in his communications with the board. So because he wasn't candid with us, we're going to fire him. Okay. Probably the worst decision ever. The board no longer has confidence in his ability to continue leading open AI. In a statement, the board of directors said open AI was deliberately structured to advance our mission, to ensure that artificial general intelligence benefits all of humanity. The board remains fully committed to serving this mission. We are all grateful for Sam's many contributions to the founding and growth of OpenAI. At the same time, we believe new leadership is necessar
A soldier's discussion on PTSD CSM Byron E. Ferguson Retired Command Sergeant Major Byron E. Ferguson is a native of Central Florida. He entered the United States Army at the early age of 17 and served 29 years on active duty with a specialty in Air, Missile and Ballistics Defense. During his service in the Armed Forces, he rose through the ranks and held every single leadership position for an enlisted soldier. Through the grace and covering of God, he completed five combat tours in the Middle East with assignments between 13 different countries. His awards consist of the Legion of Merit Medal, two Bronze Star Medals, four Meritorious Medals, five Army Commendation Medals, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and many other medals, ribbons, and acknowledgements. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and management, with MBA studies in progress. He currently serves as a lead consultant and Assistant Program Manager with War Fighting Systems Solutions, Inc. (WFSS). Above every leadership accomplishment, Mr. Ferguson humbly values the opportunity to be a leader willing to serve. He uses his experiences to share the gospel and to be a God-fearing example and mentor to the youth, the indigent, and to his former and current soldiers.
When trial lawyer Jamal Alsaffar of Austin Texas heard about the mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine, he had the eerie feeling of history repeating itself. Many of the facts were strikingly similar to what had occurred in the Sutherland Springs church mass shooting case in Texas that Jamal tried to a Federal judge, resulting in a $230 million judgment for the families. In the process, Jamal also forced the U.S. Government to disclose documents and information that demonstrated a long-standing pattern of failing to report dangerous, violent, and mentally unstable members of the armed forces to the FBI databank, thereby permitting tens of thousands of deranged or dangerous individuals to purchase and continue to possess firearms. As a result of Jamal's case, he not only secured compensation for his clients, but he forced the Air Force to enact policy changes that resulted in tens of thousands of dangerous individuals being reported. Join Ben and Rahul for their in-depth discussion with Jamal, including his journey to becoming a trial lawyer that started with him becoming a standout in high school and college mock trial competitions to becoming one of the leading lawyers in the United States in bringing claims against the Federal Government and representing victims of mass shootings. About Jamal AlsaffarMr. Alsaffar was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and is a nationally experienced trial attorney. Mr. Alsaffar has spent his entire career as a trial lawyer representing individuals and families. He has successfully represented clients in state, federal, and appellate courts across the country in complex personal injury and medical malpractice cases. In addition to a Texas statewide practice, Mr. Alsaffar has a national Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) practice representing veterans and military families around the country including Texas, Oklahoma, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington D.C., New York, New Hampshire, Illinois, Missouri, Nevada, Arizona, California, Oregon, and Washington. In 2013, Mr. Alsaffar was selected as one of the 20 “Leading Lawyers” under the age of forty in the state of Texas by Texas Lawyer magazine. His legal peers have voted him as a “Super Lawyer” from 2014-2022 and prior to that as a Texas “Rising Star” from 2006-2014. Mr. Alsaffar has also served as the National Chair of the Federal Torts and Military Advocacy Section for the American Association of Justice, the nation's premier trial lawyer organization. Mr. Alsaffar served as an adjunct professor of trial advocacy at the University of Texas School of Law, and also served as a volunteer coach for the University of Texas undergraduate trial advocacy team for over ten years. Mr. Alsaffar is a proud father of three children and is a volunteer select soccer coach for the Lake Travis Youth Association and serves on the board of LTYA. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONSMr. Alsaffar is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the American Association for Justice, Texas Trial Lawyers' Association, Federal Bar Association, the Capital Area Trial Lawyers' Association, and the Austin Bar Association. He has served as Co-Chair of the Birth Trauma/Medical Negligence Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice, and has twice served as the Chair of the Federal Tort Liability and Military Advocacy section of the American Association for Justice. He is on the Federal Torts Executive Committee for the American Association for Justice. Mr. Alsaffar is also a fellow of the Texas State Bar Foundation. BAR ADMISSIONSUnited States Supreme CourtSupreme Court of TexasUnited States Court of Appeals for the Fourth CircuitUnited States Court of Appeals for the Fifth CircuitUnited States Court of Appeals for the Sixth CircuitUnited States Court of Appeals for the Ninth CircuitUnited States District Court, Western District of TexasUnited States District Court, Eastern District of TexasUnited States District Court, Southern District of TexasUnited States District Court, Northern District of TexasUnited States District Court, Middle District of TennesseeUnited States District Court, Southern District of IllinoisUnited States District Court, Northern District of FloridaPRACTICE AREASFederal Tort ClaimsMedical MalpracticePersonal InjuryCivil Trials and Appeals EDUCATIONUniversity of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1996Baylor University Law School, J.D., 2000 NOTABLE CASE RESULTSJoe Holcombe, et al.; Plaintiffs -vs- United States of America, Defendant, $230,000,000.00 Trial Judgment for failure to report mass shooter to FBI database. This is most commonly known as the Sutherland Springs Mass Shooting case.Farley v. United States, $21,568,710.62 Trial Judgment against Manchester, New Hampshire Veteran Affairs Hospital, Concord, New Hampshire, for failure to properly treat a stroke resulting in permanent paralysis. $15,884,511.98 received by clients after fees and expenses.Brown v. United States, $13,690,648 Trial Judgment against United States Navy, Naval Branch Health Clinic, Millington, TN, for failure to prescribe prenatal vitamins containing folic acid, resulting in a baby developing spina bifida and lifelong disabilities. $9,183,752 received by clients after fees and expenses.Elliott v. United States, $8,000,000 Settlement against United States Army, Darnall Army Community Hospital, Texas, for negligent labor and delivery care resulting in hypoxic permanent brain injury to a child. $5,850,783.79 received by clients after fees and expenses.Roberts v. United States, $7,860,000 Settlement against United States Army, Bassett Army Community Hospital, Fairbanks, Alaska, for negligent labor and delivery care resulting in permanent hypoxic brain injury to a child. $5,688,631.37 received by clients after fees and expenses.Timmons v. United States, $6,500,000 Settlement against United States Air Force, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, for negligent labor and delivery care resulting in a permanent brain injury to a child. $4,607,211.28 received by clients after fees and expenses.Humble v. United States, $5,800,000 Settlement against United States Army for negligent care during labor and delivery and a delay in performing a C-section at Darnall Army Community Hospital, resulting in a permanent brain injury to a child. $4,106,711.68 received by clients after fees and expenses.Lee v. United States, $5,117,473.50 Trial Judgment against United States Air Force, Randolph Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, for failure to treat a child's infection resulting in a double kidney transplant. $3,475,648.35 received by clients after fees and expenses.Holweger v. United States, $2,300,000 Settlement against United States Navy for negligent care during labor and delivery and failing to timely perform a C-section at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center in Virginia. $1,623,930 received by clients after fees and expenses.Cloer v. United States, $2,150,000 Settlement against United States Army, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Tennessee, for failing to diagnose and treat colon cancer resulting in death. $1,492,813 received by clients after fees and expenses.Hogans v. United States, $1,650,000 Trial Judgment against United States Army, Joint Base Lewis-McCord in Washington and Winn Army Community Hospital in Georgia, for failing to diagnose a tumor leading to stroke and brain injury. $1,067,624 received by clients after fees and expenses. HONORS AND AWARDSSuper Lawyers, (2014 - 2023)Super Lawyers, Rising Stars (2007 - 2014)
A soldier's discussion on PTSD Managing trauma and post-traumatic stress is a gradual, ongoing process, but you have to start somewhere. On this episode, Drs. Mike and Crystal sit down with Retired Command Sergeant Major Byron E. Ferguson, who shares his personal struggle, strategies anyone with PTSD should consider, and resources for veterans. CSM Byron E. Ferguson Retired Command Sergeant Major Byron E. Ferguson is a native of Central Florida. He entered the United States Army at the early age of 17 and served 29 years on active duty with a specialty in Air, Missile and Ballistics Defense. During his service in the Armed Forces, he rose through the ranks and held every single leadership position for an enlisted soldier. Through the grace and covering of God, he completed five combat tours in the Middle East with assignments between 13 different countries. His awards consist of the Legion of Merit Medal, two Bronze Star Medals, four Meritorious Medals, five Army Commendation Medals, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and many other medals, ribbons, and acknowledgements. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and management, with MBA studies in progress. He currently serves as a lead consultant and Assistant Program Manager with War Fighting Systems Solutions, Inc. (WFSS). Above every leadership accomplishment, Mr. Ferguson humbly values the opportunity to be a leader willing to serve. He uses his experiences to share the gospel and to be a God-fearing example and mentor to the youth, the indigent, and to his former and current soldiers.
Historian Peter Belmonte joins the podcast to discuss his latest collaboration with Alexander Barnes on lesser known aspects of the United States' participation in the First World War. The story of how the AEF was supplied with “bullets, bandages, and beans” is just as fascinating as the tales we've often heard from the front. Book link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/63389152-bullets-bandages-and-beans Johnson Hagood's “The Services of Supply: A Memoir of the Great War” Link: https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_Services_of_Supply/4LoBAAAAMAAJ?hl=en Interested in the 2024 Lost Battalion Tours' Meuse-Argonne battlefield tour? Email us: email@example.com The BFWWP is on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/BattlesoftheFirstWorldWarPodcast. Any questions, comments or concerns please contact me through the website, www.firstworldwarpodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter at @WW1podcast, the Battles of the First World War Podcast page on FaceBook, and on Instagram at @WW1battlecast. Not into social media? Email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please consider reviewing the Battles of the First World War Podcast on iTunes.
You probably know him as "Sergeant Major of the Army Grinston" or simply "SMA," but these days he prefers Tony. After a tenure as the Army's senior Noncommissioned Officer marked by numerous big changes to how the Army approaches health and fitness, Tony is now setting off on a new career as the Director of Army Emergency Relief (AER), which provides grants, interest-free loans, and scholarships to help relieve financial distress for soldiers and their families. Our conversation focused on a few of the hottest topics that he got involved in: the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT), Holistic Health and Fitness (H2F), and the state of Dining Facilities (DFACs - or "Warrior Restaurants" if you prefer) across the Army. He was remarkably candid in this conversation, even revealing some of his biggest regrets from his time as SMA. Perhaps most importantly, he "officially" declared his stance on the leg tuck. Tune in for an awesome conversation about what it takes to make change in an organization as large and diverse in the United States Army! Want to train with us? One week free trial of our Long & Strong program is available now!
Featuring No time for dreams: a soldier's six-year journey through World War II. By Robert W. Metcalfe, 4th Green Howards Bob Metcalf enlisted in the fourth battalion, the Green Howards in December 1935. He saw action in France in 1940, where he was wounded. Subsequently, he served with the sixth battalion, the Green Howards, and the western desert, in Sicily, and was part of a British increment that fought with the fifth United States Army in Italy. After the war, Bob lived in Canada and became a Canadian citizen. He wrote his memoir in the early 1970's. Plus loads of family stories! More great unpublished history of world war two! Full show notes, photos and transcript at:https://www.fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/94-Dunkirk-Special-Bob-Metcalf-Brit-Canadian-Green-Howard-WW2-history Reviews on main website:https://www.fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/reviews/new/ Apple reviews: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/ww2-fighting-through-from-dunkirk-to-hamburg-war-diary/id624581457?mt=2 Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PaulCheall Follow me on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FightingThroughPodcast YouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnlqRO9MdFBUrKM6ExEOzVQ?view_as=subscriber Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/fightingthrough Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FightingThrough Links to features in the show: France and Flanders – The Scotsmen story https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=pfbid0rqsd4pF1fs37YC76TPuVgh4tpudaa3Lu7nHhMMX71WGSMQo2rnJ7Vu8eJ6hADWuFl&id=100072081056641 D-Day Operation Overlord facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/1528243384106448/permalink/3551589835105116/ Assn of Dunkirk ships https://www.facebook.com/DunkirkShips/ https://www.adls.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/culturevannin/photos/a.421476987984802/2655215381277607/?type=3 Isle of Man Culture Vannin Facebook pagefor the Manx Heritage foundation: taking Manx culture forward https://culturevannin.im/watchlisten/videos/world-war-two--the-isle-of-man-411483/?fbclid=IwAR1DGg6OnFOGCNd1evVKIBIUuliCuwI7vT-v5xDUcN44-bE5hSJ-kG1myjI Reddit Stories about WW2 heroes. Sgt Carbonero: https://reddit.com/r/ww2/s/7zhCVvj7sr Friends of Normanby Village Facebook page – 4th Green Howard story. Albert Edward Mead. https://www.facebook.com/groups/614763812894288/posts/1047674802936518/?comment_id=1047749999595665&reply_comment_id=1047877976249534¬if_id=1699710094723212¬if_t=group_comment_mention
Dr. Rachel Klickman was raised in Oregon with a menagerie of animals. She served two years in the United States Army and then moved to Maryland where she worked as a veterinary assistant in an emergency clinic. She became a credentialed veterinary technician and then earned her DVM from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007.After graduation, she did an internship in an Emergency Clinic, then worked in other small animal practices before staring her integrative medicine journey. She was certified by IVAS in acupuncture in 2015 and completed an apprenticeship in Western Herbal Medicine in 2017. She then worked in a hospice and palliative care practice, and earned her certification in Hospice and Palliative Care. After six years in the Hospice Practice, she joined Healing Paws, an Integrative Medicine practice in Maryland.Please enjoy this conversation with Dr. Rachel Klickman as we discuss her childhood, education, beginnings in Veterinary Medicine, and how important mentorship was to her professional journey.
This week Clint speaks with Grant Rogers. Grant is an entrepreneur and U.S. Army Veteran leveraging over 15 years of operations experience. He possesses a demonstrated history of using training and team building to create operational efficiency and effectiveness in organizations of over 1K employees. Grant served in the United States Army with 1-14 Cavalry, 3rd Brigade Stryker Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Ft. Lewis Washington, 4th BSTB, 10th MTN Division, Ft. Polk Louisiana, 201st MI Battalion, 470th MI Brigade, Fort Sam Houston (JBSA) with one deployment to Iraq, three to Afghanistan and 1 to Qatar. Grant conducted several private intelligence contractor missions with train advise assist, Counter Intelligence Screening and liaising with Federal Agents. He is skilled in Operational Planning, Project Management, Intelligence Analysis, and Product Development. He is a trusted advisor to C-Level executives and skilled in research, analysis, and examination of operational practices and procedures. Accustomed to working in fast-paced environments with the ability to think quickly and successfully navigate difficult situations. He recently completed the University of Health and Performance obtaining his Personal Training Certification. Grant sees championing veterans as a worthy cause as a challenge, looks for better approaches to help others and is a strong influencer and leader, particularly within the veterans community. Some of Grant's service awards include: Combat Action Badge, Meritorious Unit Citation, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Ribbon, and the Army Commendation Medal.
In this video, we show you two of the most powerful lead measures that can help you grow your real estate business: Ambassadors and Conversations. Learn how these simple measures can drive your real estate success by mastering the simple strategy of creating meaningful conversations and keeping clients for life. Take your real estate career to the next level with this easy-to-follow guide! Check out our PULSE Coaching program for this and more! Join the PULSE Coaching Program. https://mapscoaching.com/pulse/SUBSCRIBE & RING THE BELL to receive notifications on new videos dropping EVERY WEEK! Share the love! If this video helped you, please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE.LEARN MORE about all of Brendan's secrets and strategies to getting more clients and selling more real estate at https://www.brendanbartic.com/. GET MY FREE SCRIPT BOOK HERE: https://www.brendanbartic.com/ LIKE FREE RESOURCES? Join our Private FB Group, Brendan Bartic Real Estate Coaching: https://www.facebook.com/groups/58438...WHO IS BRENDAN BARTIC?With $98 dollars to his name, a bus ticket, and a duffle bag fresh out of the United States Army, Brendan Bartic started out as an assistant to a top-producing agent making $8 per hour. With his sights set high and a long road ahead of him, Brendan carved his own path towards success one cold call and client relationship at a time. Now, a real estate titan, an elite coach, and national trainer with over two decades of incredible success in the real estate industry, Brendan has SOLD OVER ONE BILLION DOLLARS IN RESIDENTIAL VOLUME over the course of his career. As the owner of the #1 Real Estate Team in Denver, a top listing agent, and the Operating Principal of a brokerage serving over 200 agents, he ranks in the Top 1% of all Realtors in the Nation. Brendan is a United States Army Infantry Veteran. Growing up in an abusive home, Brendan left and moved from group home to group home until he was referred to Third Way Center, a place of hope to high-risk and disadvantaged youth until he was emancipated and joined the Army. Now, giving back to the community that provided him so much, Brendan has helped raise over $1 Million for Denver's disadvantaged youth as the Vice President of the Board of Directors for Third Way Center. He's now sharing the secrets to his unrivaled success in real estate.CONNECT WITH BRENDAN ON SOCIAL MEDIA:WEBSITE:
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One of the most shocking resumes we have ever come across, Nate moved to Hollywood to start an acting career, shortly after that he became a relief worker in Sudan, building camps for refugees of the War in Darfur. After a short stunt there, he enlisted in the United States Army, training at Fort Benning, and later was accepted into the Green Berets. Nate was deployed with ODA 0324 10th Special Forces Group to Iraq and served his tour of duty. He then served tours in Afghanistan (Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan) (ODA 3116 3rd Special Forces Group). And get this, despite never playing a game of organized football in his life, Boyer played for the University of Texas as a walk-on. He played there for 5 years in 39 games. You won't want to miss this episode!
Julie Butner shares how Tarrant Area Food Bank in Fort Worth, Texas has been empowering their local community to alleviate hunger for over 40 years, and their special relationship with military and Veteran families in the area. They are making a difference in the lives of those in need, while continuing to develop innovative practices to expand their network of support. This podcast is made possible by generous funding from the Mountain Post Spouses' Club. To learn more, visit https://www.mpsc.us/. Audio mixing by Concentus Media, Inc., Temple, Texas. Show Notes: Resources: https://tafb.org/ https://tafb.org/hunger-heroes/ https://www.feedingamerica.org/find-your-local-foodbank Type in your zip code to locate the nearest Food Bank, and then click “Find Food” for a list of food pantries and partner organizations. https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program Bio: Julie Butner is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Tarrant Area Food Bank, where she provides executive leadership, fund development, board management, and financial management for one of the largest food acquisition and distribution organizations in the U.S. Julie leads efforts to fulfill Tarrant Area Food Bank's mission to “empower communities to eliminate hunger and improve health.” Through the support of 125 employees and a $130m budget, this year TAFB distributed more than 60 million nutritious meals, over 1,000,000 meals weekly, to the TAFB service area, which includes Tarrant county and 12 surrounding counties, Bosque, Cooke, Denton, Erath, Hamilton, Hill, Hood, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker, Somervell and Wise. Prior to joining the Tarrant Area Food Bank in January 2020, Julie spent most of her career working in the healthcare and hospitality industries, specifically focused on food and nutrition, and has held a variety of leadership positions in operations and business development. Julie also served as a Captain in the United States Army during Operation Desert Storm. Julie graduated from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Coordinated Dietetics and holds a Master of Science in Food Systems Management with an emphasis in Health Promotion from the University of Oklahoma. Julie is a Registered, Licensed Dietitian. Julie has served the community through leadership roles in many organizations including Rotary Club, Executive Women's Day PGA Tour Charles Schwab Challenge, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth Circle Theatre, Leadership Fort Worth, Delta Gamma Fraternity, Leukemia Society, The Cowtown Marathon, and Fort Worth Sister Cities. In her spare time, Julie enjoys tennis, running, yoga, golf, and travel with her husband of 30 years, Greg, and their two Labradors.
David PackouzTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know David Packouz. After growing up in Jerusalem, Israel and moving to Miami, David became an international arms dealer; sourcing arms & munitions for The United States Army, to help supply wars and conflicts in The Middle East. In this episode, David tells me how exactly this came to be, how successful he was at it, and how he ended up getting into some serious trouble with The U.S. Department of Justice. David was looking at the possibility of more than 300 years in prison! David's story became the inspiration behind the 2016 film War Dogs, directed by Todd Phillips; starring Miles Teller as David. The film was based on an in-depth article written by Guy Lawson, for Rolling Stone magazine. We also discuss his post arms dealing career as an inventor and entrepreneur. David founded Singular Sound, a company that develops and manufactures innovative new products for musicians. Singular Sound products have garnered huge accolades in the music industry, and continues to rank among the top companies that musicians swear by. Singular Sound's first and most notable creation is the BeatBuddy "Drummer in a Foot Pedal" device that was actually inducted into the Guitar Player's Hall of Fame in 2015. We also talk about the several other innovative products this company offers. Then we get into David's NEWEST invention, that has nothing to do with music at all! He, and his brother, re-invented the water pick. Instead of a single jet stream of water, The InstaFloss has 12 independent jet streams! This episode goes all over the place, as you can see. David even lets me play one of his own songs! ENJOY!This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4068452/advertisement
Jory sits down with Justin and Jason and gives a fantastic run down on foraging, medicinal plants, and edible fungi, that all grow naturally in the Appalachian mountains. Spending the first years of life in the Buckhorn area of Leslie County, he bounced back and forth between Clay and Jackson County. He served six years in the United States Army. We should also mention that he is a phenomenal singer/songwriter/musician! You can find his album Confluence Shoals on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/0ixA33FrDsg9ZqrviLOabj?si=8xiteSTkTXSg2YXvCI6N4Q and Apple. We thank GOD for supplying ours needs! We thank YOU for listening and your continuing support! We thank our SPONSORS~Farm Bureau Insurance of McKee 606-287-7124. Living Stone Outreach in Sand Gap 606-287-7784. The Jackson County Sun- www.jacksonsunky.com 606-287-7197. WWAG wagoncountry.com 107.9fm McKee KY 98.9fm Berea. And our friend in Oklahoma, John Caywood. Website appalachianimagination.com for more pictures and stories YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@appalachianimagination2023 Facebook https://m.facebook.com/groups/611983497073260/?ref=share&mibextid=S66gvF If you would like to contact us for any reason email email@example.com STAY AWESOME APPALACHIA!!!! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/robert-bowman42/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/robert-bowman42/support
The Rich Zeoli Show- Full Episode (11/10/2023): 3:05pm- November 7th proved to be yet another disappointing election day for Republicans across the country. In Kentucky, Andy Beshear (D) won reelection in his gubernatorial campaign. Republicans in Virginia lost control of the state House—meaning that Democrats now control both chambers of the Virginia legislature. Meanwhile, Ohioans voted in favor of establishing abortion as a state constitutional right. Locally, Republicans in Pennsylvania and New Jersey struggled—with Judge Dan McCaffery defeating Judge Carolyn Carluccio to win a seat on Pennsylvania's Supreme Court. How can Republicans change course moving forward? Removing Ronna Romney McDaniel from her position as Republican Party Chairwoman, reaching out to younger voters via TikTok, and expanding the conservative vote by embracing mail-in ballots and taking advantage of early voting. 3:10pm- Jersey Freedom, a political organization, spent tens-of-thousands of dollars backing third party candidates in hopes of diluting the Republican vote in New Jersey's November 7th election. The ad campaign even included endorsements for candidates that have withdrawn from their races. In response, New Jersey Republican Party sued—alleging that the organization has violated campaign finance reporting laws by shielding donor information. Last week, “Superior Court Judge Michael Blee said that Jersey Freedom may make no further expenditures in New Jersey, but acknowledged that with Election Day just five days away, his decision might be too late to matter,” according to a report from David Wildstein of The New Jersey Globe. How many votes did these candidates receive? And what was the impact on the final election results? You can read more here: https://newjerseyglobe.com/legislature/n-j-judge-freezes-bank-account-of-dark-money-group-backing-fake-candidate-bars-them-from-further-voter-communications/ 3:15pm- Congressman Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ) is urging the United States government to create an expedited, lawful pathway toward refuge for people of Jewish faith who are being persecuted globally in the aftermath of the October 7th Hamas-led terror attacks on Israeli citizens. In a statement, Rep. Van Drew explained: “The Biden administration must step up and offer refuge to Jews across the world who fear for their lives and require immediate temporary relocation by providing expedited entry into the United States. Our nation has always stood as a beacon of hope to those who are persecuted, and we must stand strong on our foundational principles by providing unwavering support for Jewish communities across the world.” You can read his full statement here: https://vandrew.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=594 3:30pm- According to a report from The New York Times, “F.B.I. agents seized Mayor Eric Adams's electronic devices early this week in what appeared to be a dramatic escalation of a federal corruption investigation into whether his 2021 campaign conspired with the Turkish government and others to funnel money into its coffers… The agents approached the mayor on the street and asked his security detail to step away, one of the people said. They climbed into his S.U.V. with him and, pursuant to a court-authorized warrant, took his devices.” You can read the full report from William K. Rashbaum, Dana Rubinstein, and Michael Rothfeld here: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/10/nyregion/adams-fbi-investigation-phones.html?searchResultPosition=1 3:45pm- Ryan Manion—Author of the book, “The Knock at the Door: Three Gold Star Families Bonded by Grief and Purpose”— joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss Veterans Day and her work serving as the Chief Executive Officer of the Travis Manion Foundation. Learn more about the Travis Manion Foundation here: https://www.travismanion.org 4:05pm- U.S. Army Veteran Jim Webb joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss his fascinating life—seeing the Hindenburg fly over West Philadelphia in 1937, living through World War II, building Piasecki Helicopters, and serving as a member of the United States Army in The Korean War. 4:30pm- Dr. Victoria Coates— Former Deputy National Security Advisor & the Vice President of the Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy at The Heritage Foundation—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss the over one-thousand officials in the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) signing an open letter calling for President Joe Biden to force Israel into a ceasefire with Hamas. Will President Biden remain strong and continue to support Israel? During the conversation, Dr. Coates reveals that hate for Israel has become so systemic on elite college campuses that she was forced to travel with armed security while speaking at Princeton University last week. Dr. Coates is the author of “David's Sling: A History of Democracy in Ten Works of Art.” You can find her book here: https://www.amazon.com/Davids-Sling-History-Democracy-Works/dp/1594037213 5:05pm- Dr. Wilfred Reilly—Professor of Political Science at Kentucky State University & Author of “Lies My Liberal Teacher Told Me”—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss Disney's newest superhero movie, “The Marvels,” which is being called the worst film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Plus, there is a new attempt to cancel YouTuber Mr. Beast…for building 100 wells across Africa providing an estimated half-million people with clean water? How is that offensive to anyone? You can pre-order Dr. Reilly's upcoming book here: https://www.amazon.com/Lies-My-Liberal-Teacher-Told/dp/0063265974 5:40pm- Earlier this week, Douglas Murray sat down for a long-form interview with Tucker Carlson in a video posted to X. Libby Emmons of The Post Millennial writes, “Twitter user Douglass Mackey [has been] sentenced to 7 months in prison after being found guilty of election interference for making memes disparaging Hillary Clinton.” She notes, “[t]here was no evidence to suggest that any voter attempted to cast their ballot via text in response to Mackey's meme.” How could any court criminally punish satirical speech on social media? Could the U.S. Supreme Court ultimately end up hearing this freedom of speech case? You can read more here: https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-twitter-user-douglass-mackey-sentenced-to-7-months-in-prison-after-being-found-guilty-of-election-interference-for-making-memes-disparaging-hillary-clinton?utm_campaign=64483 5:45pm- Kelly Garrity of Politico writes that the Minnesota Supreme Court “dismissed a lawsuit that would bar [Donald] Trump from the primary ballot under a provision of the 14th Amendment that bars people from holding public office if they “engaged in insurrection or rebellion.'” However, Garrity warns that the “court did not explicitly address whether Trump's role in the activities surrounding the events of Jan. 6, 2021, disqualified him” from being placed on a general election ballot. You can read the full article here: https://www.politico.com/news/2023/11/08/minnesota-supreme-court-trump-ballot-00126210 6:05pm- According to a report from The New York Times, “F.B.I. agents seized Mayor Eric Adams's electronic devices early this week in what appeared to be a dramatic escalation of a federal corruption investigation into whether his 2021 campaign conspired with the Turkish government and others to funnel money into its coffers… The agents approached the mayor on the street and asked his security detail to step away, one of the people said. They climbed into his S.U.V. with him and, pursuant to a court-authorized warrant, took his devices.” You can read the full report from William K. Rashbaum, Dana Rubinstein, and Michael Rothfeld here: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/10/nyregion/adams-fbi-investigation-phones.html?searchResultPosition=1 6:35pm- Drew Thomas Allen— Vice President of Client Development at Publius PR—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss his new book, “America's Last Stand: Will You Vote to Save Or Destroy America in 2024?” You learn more about the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Americas-Last-Stand-Destroy-America/dp/B0CLV2P3M6
It's the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month of the Twenty-Third Year of the Twenty-First Century. That's 105 years since the Armistice that ended World War One. That's a good reason to put out a special edition of Charlottesville Community Engagement to honor Veterans Day and to mention a few other things. This is also the 600th edition of the newsletter and podcast, and it's good to day to reach a milestone. I'm Sean Tubbs. On today's program:* The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors honors Veterans Day * A delegation from Guatemala is coming to visit Charlottesville* There will soon be another round of maintenance of trees on Charlottesville's Downtown Mall First shout-out: Virginia Veterans Services FoundationIn today's holiday-focused public service announcement, there are 700,000 veterans living in Virginia after serving in the armed forces in conflicts ranging from World War Two to the present day. Many need assistance from time to time, and the Virginia Veterans Services Foundation exists to provide that help. They seek contributions to support:* Virginia Veteran and Family Support* Veterans Care Centers* Virginia Values Veterans Program* Virginia Veterans Cemeteries* Veterans Benefits ProgramVisit the Virginia Veterans Services Foundation website to learn more.Albemarle County Supervisors marks Veterans Day Today is the 85th anniversary of Veterans Day and earlier this month, the Albemarle Board of Supervisors marked the occasion. “Throughout our nation's history, the United States of America has called on its citizens in uniform to serve and to protect our national security,” said Donna Price, the chair of the Albemarle Board of Supervisors and herself a veteran and is a retired U.S. Navy Captain in the Judge Advocate Generals. Price read from a proclamation recognizing the continued celebration of the national holiday.“On this day and every day, we remember the millions of patriots who have served and sacrificed for the betterment of our nation,” Price said. There are many veterans serving in Albemarle County government and in Albemarle County Public Schools and the proclamation is intended to salute their contributions now and in the past. “We, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, do hereby recognize November 11, 2023 as Veterans Day and celebrate all who have served our country around the world,” Price said. Deputy County Executive Trevor Henry is also a retired Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy. “In local government and in schools we believe we have well over 200 employees that in a prior life raised their right hand to support and defend our Constitution,” Henry said. “And when there period of service ended via either retirement or an obligation, they also found their way to our organization.”Three of those employees appeared before the Board to tell a bit of their stories and what they do now. Sergeant Dale Shoop served in the U.S. Army from 1983 to 1986 with some of that time in the demilitarized zone in Korea. He now works in Community Development as an inspector.“Heartfelt acknowledgment to my great grandfather, my grandfather, and my uncle for serving in the Royal Air Force, the Royal Army, and Royal Navy in Great Brain and England,” Shoop said. “Thank you to my father who served in the United States Army and my son who served in the United States Army and continues to serve in the intelligence sector.” Sergeant Roger Snodgrass served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 2002 to 2007 before joining the U.S. Army where he served under active duty through 2014. “Sergeant Snodgrass joined Albemarle County as a police officer in 2014 and currently holds the rank of sergeant on evening shift patrol,” Henry said. Snodgrass thanked the county for being an organization that's friendly to veterans. “As an individual who has multiple friends and family members in other local government, I do have the opportunity to say that this is a high performance organization,” Snodgrass said. “With our Board of Supervisors, our county executive's office, and our command staff with Albemarle County police department, they allow us to be able to provide outstanding customer services, day in, day out.”Reynaldo Avali served in the U.S. Army Reserve as a bridge crew member with the 299th Engineering Division beginning in 1995 with multiple deployments to Iraq. “During the first deployment to Iraq, they placed two bridges over the Euphrates River for combat operations,” Henry said. “The second time his unit was responsible for maintaining the bridges, training Iraqi engineers, and responsible for removing six bridges for retrograde operations.” During that time, Avali has also worked in building services for Albemarle County Public Schools where he continues to serve. Supervisor Bea LaPisto Kirtley thanked all of the veterans assembled in Lane Auditorium for their service. “It is something that you all do for us to keep our democracy safe, to keep all of us safe,” LaPisto Kirley said. “It is a solemn oath that you take to protect all of us and please be aware that all of us appreciate it. I think all of America really appreciates your service.”Supervisor Ned Gallaway expressed his appreciation as well and said he recently went back to his hometown to clear out his parents' home.“And we found my dad's formal dress uniform which I had never seen in my life,” Gallaway said. “My brother-in-law who also served was navigating me around the different patches and such telling me, informing me what those were. And then we also found in a trunk a bunch of letters that my grandfather sent my grandmother during the war, but we found the official communication that he was [missing in action]. He was a prisoner of war and he thankfully was able to return at the end of World War II and he became a police officer.” Supervisor Diantha McKeel took the opportunity to share some resources that are available through Region 10 to veterans. Take a look here if you would like more information. “Region 10 currently has a partnership with Virginia Lock and Talk with resources available for all individuals including veterans to receive medical lock boxes and bags as well as trigger locks for firearms to assist individuals and families in locking up lethal means,” McKeel said. “Virginia Veterans Service Foundation also has a homeless veterans' fund and has been able to provide one-time assistance to homeless veterans to support rent, utility, and rental deposits.” McKeel said Region 10 has also recently hired a peer support specialist to specifically assist veterans. Supervisor Ann Mallek used her time to mention the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2044 in Earlysville and American Legion Post 74 in Shadwell.“These organizations take care of their own,” Mallek said. “They raised funds most recently to buy a new medical transport van to help their fellows get to remote medical services.”Those services are currently a one-way 90-mile drive to south of Richmond. Mallek called for a veterans clinic to be located closer to home, particularly with the potential for expansion at Rivanna Station. Mallek also put in a plug for an organization called Living Free Together which also provides support to veterans and military families. Price thanked Mallek for bringing up the role that families play and said that she was grateful for support from hers during her career. “Military service is frequently a family affair,” Price said. “From the Civil War through World War One, World War Two, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, to today…My father, a 97-year-old World War II Navy Combat vet. My son, a major in the Marine Corps. Myself with my own service. You'll find that people who work with or serve the county often have other family members who similarly provide public service.” Albemarle County also held a ceremony at 11 a.m. to mark Veterans Day. Guatemalan Sister City delegation visiting next week Technically, Huehuetenango is not one of Charlottesville's Sister Cities. Instead, the western Guatemalan community is a Friendship City which is one step away. Either way, a delegation from that community will be visiting next week. “The goal of the delegation's visit is to forge initial ties between the government and citizens of Charlottesville and Huehuetenango,” reads a press release announcing the trip that will take place Monday through Wednesday. This is the first time more than one person from Huehuetenango has visited the area since the relationship was formalized in 2021. There are two public events happening:* Coffee Open House, Tuesday, November 14, 9:00 – 11:00, Omni Hotel (212 Ridge McIntire Rd, Charlottesville, VA): This is a chance to learn more about Charlottesville's Sister and Friendship Cities and an opportunity to meet the delegation and drink free Guatemalan coffee brought from Huehuetenango. * Public Reception and Program, Wednesday, November 15, 6:00 PM – 7:30 pm, City Space (100 Fifth St NE, Charlottesville, VA): Charlottesville Mayor Lloyd Snook and Huehuetenango Mayor Gustavo Cano will signing of the Friendship declaration between the two communities. “The event will feature Marimba Music, a short program featuring words of friendship and welcome between the two cities and a choral arrangement from CHS ensemble.” The way toward this relationship dates back to the work of The Ixtatán Foundation, a group formed in 2001 to help build a high school in a small town in the greater Huehuetenango province. Charlottesville prepping for more work on Downtown Mall treesA dozen and a half people gathered on a recent Monday evening on the Downtown Mall outside the Charlottesville Parks and Recreation Department's offices to learn more about impending tree work to address safety. Urban Forester Steve Gaines held a laser pointer and directed it towards a dead branch he said presents a hazard. “If you think about like mid summer or in the weeks that we have the holidays coming up,” Gaines said. “How many people are going to be walking on the Mall? Thousands a day.” Gaines said his job as an arborist is to protect people and the trees themselves by trying to understand how they may react. “What is the probability of that branch failing? And if it does fail, does it land on another branch on its way down? Is it going to hit a building? Is it going to hit a person? What's the probability? When might it happen? Would it take a major wind event? A major snow event, something like that?” The bosques of Willow Oaks planted in the mid-70's are a very important component of the historic Lawrence Halprin design for the pedestrian mall. Many are also approaching their 60th year and their health has not always been closely watched. In December 2015, a report was published that called for a management plan. (read the report)“Despite the good initial outward appearances of the tree planting, the stand of oak trees is in a fragile, declining state,” reads the executive summary of that report. “The overly tight spacing of the trees and the insistence on paving right up to the base of the trunks of the trees has set in motion a series of biological factors that is beginning to push many of the trees to the point of failure.” In the summer of 2017, there was momentum toward putting a management plan in place with another tree walk similar to the one from late October. (Could Downtown Mall trees be on the chopping block?, Kayli Wren, Charlottesville Tomorrow, July 26, 2017)Downtown Mall tree management faded as a priority as other events took place in the summer of 2017. Earlier this year, the city moved forward with a plan to remove several damaged or dead trees. Urban forester Steve Gaines held another walk on October 30 to prepare for another round of maintenance. “The purpose here was mostly to inform folks about tree work that is very likely coming this winter once the trees go completely dormant,” said Steve Gaines, the urban forester for the City of Charlottesville. “We will be going through to do some pruning. We call it crown cleaning as in we are removing some of the obvious hazards. Two inch deadwood and above.” Gaines said the event also had provided an opportunity to explain more about a forthcoming plan to manage the trees on the Downtown Mall going forward. The firm Wolf Josey Landscape Architects won the contract from the City of Charlottesville for the management plan.The work that Gaines talked about on October 30 was more pressing and continued work done in January of this year.“Every year I do an assessment and I take pictures and hit trees with the mallet and figure out what we're doing with decay,” Gaines said. Gaines held the event and will do more like it in the future because he understands how important the trees are to Charlottesville. “This is the Downtown Mall's tree, so it's a very sensitive, very historic topic and people feel very strongly about these trees and we just want to make sure that everybody is well-informed about what is going on with the trees and make people realize that they are going through an inflection point right now and to some degree there is some hazard,” Gaines said.“Most of those bigger limbs are very dead,” he said to the group while looking at one cluster of trees in front of the parking garage. During the tour, Gaines also explained more about how the trees interact with fungus, with bugs, other chemicals, and how they're affected by a changing climate. Stay tuned for more information about trees on the Downtown Mall and across the entire area. Reading material:* Charlottesville moves forward with apartment-quashing land buy, Hawes Spencer, Charlottesville Daily Progress (paywall) November 8, 2023* Charlottesville High School principal resigns, Jason Armesto, Charlottesville Daily Progress (paywall) November 9, 2023* Bigger at last: Text for historic marker recognizing Charlottesville slave trade revealed, Hawes Spencer, Charlottesville Daily Progress (paywall) November 10, 2023Concluding notes for #600Saturday editions feel good to produce, especially after taking a couple of days off in which I tried to not even think about this work. This week's time change took its toll on me, which I always hope won't happen but does all the same. Rest is not my ideal state of being, but it's good to be ready for the rest of the year. There's still so much to get through, and I'm grateful you're here to read or listen. As there is no regular schedule as of yet, you can find out if I'm publishing on a given day by looking at my page on Substack Notes. I also talk a little from time to time about the fact that is a business and there's plenty of room to grow. If you'd like to support this work and help it grow, do consider a Substack subscription or become a Patreon supporter. As with Election Day, today is not the day for the hard sell. I just want you to read or listen and to help me grow the audience! Ting supports a lot of great work and great spaces here, and if you're in the market for high-speed Internet, give them a try! Maybe you're in the market for a new high speed internet provider? If so, check out Ting! 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The Rich Zeoli Show- Hour 2: U.S. Army Veteran Jim Webb joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss his fascinating life—seeing the Hindenburg fly over West Philadelphia in 1937, living through World War II, building Piasecki Helicopters, and serving as a member of the United States Army in The Korean War. Dr. Victoria Coates— Former Deputy National Security Advisor & the Vice President of the Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy at The Heritage Foundation—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss the over one-thousand officials in the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) signing an open letter calling for President Joe Biden to force Israel into a ceasefire with Hamas. Will President Biden remain strong and continue to support Israel? During the conversation, Dr. Coates reveals that hate for Israel has become so systemic on elite college campuses that she was forced to travel with armed security while speaking at Princeton University last week. Dr. Coates is the author of “David's Sling: A History of Democracy in Ten Works of Art.” You can find her book here: https://www.amazon.com/Davids-Sling-History-Democracy-Works/dp/1594037213
Kerry talked with General Wesley Clark, founder and CEO of Wesley K Clark & Associates. During his 38 years of service in the United States Army, Wesley K. Clark rose to the rank of four-star general as NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. Since retiring from the military in 2000, he has become an investment banker, businessman, commentator, author and teacher. In September 2003, he answered the call to stand as a Democratic candidate for President of the United States, where his campaign won the state of Oklahoma and launched him to national prominence before he returned to the private sector in February 2004. Clark has chaired several public and private companies, and is a progressive leader in pursuing energy solutions.