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The Opperman Report'
Paratrooper of Fortune: The Story of Ted B. Braden - Vietnam Commando, CIA Operative, Congo Mercenary, and just maybe D.B. Cooper

The Opperman Report'

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 80:52


Ted B. Braden was “the perfect combination of high intelligence and criminality.” - Jo Ann, Ted Braden's sister-in-lawNovember 24th, 2021 will mark the 50th Anniversary of the only unsolved skyjacking case in American history. The case, nicknamed “Norjack” by the FBI as it involved the hijacking of a Northwest Orient 727 Airliner, would create a folk hero, if not a legend, of a mysterious man who would be immortalized by the name D.B. Cooper.This fascinating case has garnered a myriad of colorful and interesting suspects. One of the “dark horse” suspects who emerged over the years was a member of the most elite Special Forces unit created by the United States Government to serve during the war in Vietnam: a secret and covert unit called the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG). This rather benign-sounding name served as a thin veil, masking what was known to a few as the “black ops” unit in Vietnam.Many of the soldiers who served in this elite unit consider one of their own to be the infamous D.B. Cooper who hijacked Northwest Orient Flight 305; demanded a ransom of $200,000 in cash; and jumped out of the lowered aft staircase of the plane into the stormy night, never to be seen again. It was even stated by some of the most highly-decorated members of MACV-SOG, legends such as Major John Plaster and Sergeant Billy Waugh, that one man in SOG had the parachuting expertise, the know-how, and, most of all, the “balls of steel” to pull off the D.B. Cooper skyjacking.This man was Ted B. Braden.Raised in the Mid-West during the Great Depression, young Ted could not have foreseen that the trajectory of his life would be set by events happening thousands of miles from his boyhood home. At age 16, Braden joined the army to fight in World War II, a decision that led to a twenty-year on-again/off-again military career marked by dangerous covert operations; C.I.A. intrigue; desertion, arrest, and incarceration (only for him to be freed without trial under mysterious circumstances); Cold War mercenarism; and ultimately, distrust in a government for whom he could have surrendered his life.The story of Ted B. Braden, master parachutist and soldier of fortune, trained by Uncle Sam in the art of war but not in the art of peace, is the quintessential American story, the story of the men of his generation and of a war that defined that generation.Ted Braden was an enigma as a person, driven by a brilliant, unorthodox mind that struggled to adapt to a society based on law and order and routine. He was a true super soldier who was suspected of having mental illness, most likely from post-traumatic stress disorder. He was a tortured soul with the burning frustration that he could never parlay his soldiering skills into big financial gains. He was fearless in his military endeavors to the point of risking lives but was endowed with natural instincts of survival that kept him and the men under his command alive.It is tragic that a man like this is no longer alive to share his story. It is tragic that a man like this never will be fully understood. He had an ability to be very kind and very cruel, an ability to be very forthright and very cunning, an ability to be very committed as a soldier and very adrift as a civilian.Was he the man who fearlessly leapt out of a Boeing 727 with $200,000 strapped around his body on a rainy Thanksgiving Eve in 1971? We may never know, but even if Ted Braden is not D.B. Cooper, he is one of the most fascinating people whose story you never knew - until now.

The Opperman Report
Paratrooper of Fortune: The Story of Ted B. Braden - Vietnam Commando, CIA Operative, Congo Mercenary, and just maybe D.B. Cooper

The Opperman Report

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 80:52


Ted B. Braden was “the perfect combination of high intelligence and criminality.” - Jo Ann, Ted Braden's sister-in-law November 24th, 2021 will mark the 50th Anniversary of the only unsolved skyjacking case in American history. The case, nicknamed “Norjack” by the FBI as it involved the hijacking of a Northwest Orient 727 Airliner, would create a folk hero, if not a legend, of a mysterious man who would be immortalized by the name D.B. Cooper. This fascinating case has garnered a myriad of colorful and interesting suspects. One of the “dark horse” suspects who emerged over the years was a member of the most elite Special Forces unit created by the United States Government to serve during the war in Vietnam: a secret and covert unit called the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG). This rather benign-sounding name served as a thin veil, masking what was known to a few as the “black ops” unit in Vietnam. Many of the soldiers who served in this elite unit consider one of their own to be the infamous D.B. Cooper who hijacked Northwest Orient Flight 305; demanded a ransom of $200,000 in cash; and jumped out of the lowered aft staircase of the plane into the stormy night, never to be seen again. It was even stated by some of the most highly-decorated members of MACV-SOG, legends such as Major John Plaster and Sergeant Billy Waugh, that one man in SOG had the parachuting expertise, the know-how, and, most of all, the “balls of steel” to pull off the D.B. Cooper skyjacking. This man was Ted B. Braden. Raised in the Mid-West during the Great Depression, young Ted could not have foreseen that the trajectory of his life would be set by events happening thousands of miles from his boyhood home. At age 16, Braden joined the army to fight in World War II, a decision that led to a twenty-year on-again/off-again military career marked by dangerous covert operations; C.I.A. intrigue; desertion, arrest, and incarceration (only for him to be freed without trial under mysterious circumstances); Cold War mercenarism; and ultimately, distrust in a government for whom he could have surrendered his life. The story of Ted B. Braden, master parachutist and soldier of fortune, trained by Uncle Sam in the art of war but not in the art of peace, is the quintessential American story, the story of the men of his generation and of a war that defined that generation. Ted Braden was an enigma as a person, driven by a brilliant, unorthodox mind that struggled to adapt to a society based on law and order and routine. He was a true super soldier who was suspected of having mental illness, most likely from post-traumatic stress disorder. He was a tortured soul with the burning frustration that he could never parlay his soldiering skills into big financial gains. He was fearless in his military endeavors to the point of risking lives but was endowed with natural instincts of survival that kept him and the men under his command alive. It is tragic that a man like this is no longer alive to share his story. It is tragic that a man like this never will be fully understood. He had an ability to be very kind and very cruel, an ability to be very forthright and very cunning, an ability to be very committed as a soldier and very adrift as a civilian. Was he the man who fearlessly leapt out of a Boeing 727 with $200,000 strapped around his body on a rainy Thanksgiving Eve in 1971? We may never know, but even if Ted Braden is not D.B. Cooper, he is one of the most fascinating people whose story you never knew - until now.

Civil Discourse
Government Public Relations

Civil Discourse

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 61:38


Aughie and Nis discuss the Gillette Amendment, 5 United States Code Section 3107, and the use of public relations specialists by the United States Government. The discussion ranges from messy public relations around COVID messaging to the titles given government information employees to the use of propaganda by federal agencies.

The Panjwai Podcast
Episode 35 - A Voice From Afghanistan

The Panjwai Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 10:50


This is the final episode of Season 2 of The Panjwai Podcast, and we wanted to do something a little unique and more impactful than some sort of close out.   This week we are featuring the voice of an Interpreter, in the final days of the US Evacuation, after multiple failed attempts to get through and be evacuated. Despite having a visa, he never made it out on those planes and remains left behind in Afghanistan. ---------------------------------   The views expressed by the guests and hosts of this podcast do not represent the views of the Department of Defense or United States Government.   ——————————————— Also Available on:   Apple: https://buff.ly/3gTXet9 Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Kx6cjR Google: https://buff.ly/3b29R4z Podbean: https://buff.ly/2WoN0aF iHeartRadio: https://buff.ly/3nc5Wo1   Check out the video version of the podcast at : https://www.youtube.com/thepanjwaipodcast   For maps, photos and more information about Panjwai go to : https://www.thepanjwaipodcast.com/about-panjwai   You can donate and support the podcast on Patreon for as little as $3.00 a month. visit www.patreon.com/thepanjwaipodcast to learn more.   Direct donations can also be sent via venmo @thepanjwaipodcast Be sure to like, follow, and/or subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Youtube, TuneIn, Amazon Music and many more. visit www.thepanjwaipodcast.com/listen for more information.    Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thepanjwaipodcast Instagram: @thepanjwaipodcast Twitter: @panjwaipodcast --------------------------------

Press Pass with Jackie Rae
Another senseless loss of life & Vaccine problems continue

Press Pass with Jackie Rae

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 41:45


This week an 18-year old girl is left brain dead after a school safety officer shot into a car leaving the scene. Plus, the United States Government has to owned what part they play in the lack of public trust and thus the vaccine. And Jannique Martinez, a Virginia woman says her neighbor is on a racist tirade of harassment of her and her family. Make sure you join the conversation and follow us on all things social media @jraethefanatic And on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmgSF_20UxMJI0Uwd0W-BtQ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jraethefanatic/support

The Panjwai Podcast
Episode 34 - Death From Above

The Panjwai Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 117:49


This week on the podcast we are joined by CW3(R) Keith Knicely. Keith is a former Infantryman turned Apache pilot, just like Curtis, except Keith did his transition much earlier. After the invasion of Iraq and a time as a Drill Sergeant Keith made the transition to the Apache in time to fly overhead in Kandahar in 2012. Part of Task Force 2-6, Keith flew over Panjwai, Zharey, and Kandahar as a whole. Keith talks about his time in Kandahar, his time flying with the OH-58D Kiowa community, and the impact that deployment had on him as an Attack Pilot. Keith would later go on to become an instructor pilot at Flight School in Fort Rucker, and guess who was in his very first class? That's right. Your 2nd favorite co-host - Curtis Grace.   ---------------------------------   The views expressed by the guests and hosts of this podcast do not represent the views of the Department of Defense or United States Government.   ——————————————— Also Available on:   Apple: https://buff.ly/3gTXet9 Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Kx6cjR Google: https://buff.ly/3b29R4z Podbean: https://buff.ly/2WoN0aF iHeartRadio: https://buff.ly/3nc5Wo1   Check out the video version of the podcast at : https://www.youtube.com/thepanjwaipodcast   For maps, photos and more information about Panjwai go to : https://www.thepanjwaipodcast.com/about-panjwai   You can donate and support the podcast on Patreon for as little as $3.00 a month. visit www.patreon.com/thepanjwaipodcast to learn more.   Direct donations can also be sent via venmo @thepanjwaipodcast Be sure to like, follow, and/or subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Youtube, TuneIn, Amazon Music and many more. visit www.thepanjwaipodcast.com/listen for more information.    Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thepanjwaipodcast Instagram: @thepanjwaipodcast Twitter: @panjwaipodcast --------------------------------

Army Management Staff College (AMSC) Podcast
Episode 33 - Army Civilian Career Management Activity (ACCMA)

Army Management Staff College (AMSC) Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 37:07


In this episode, our host Mr. David Howey meets with Mr. Michael DeYoung and Ms. Karla Langland to discuss the Army Civilian Career Management Activity (ACCMA) and the Army's renewed focus on career management in the Army Civilian Corps. Army IgnitED: https://www.armyignited.com/ Army Career Tracker: https://actnow.army.mil/ ACCMA Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ArmyCivilianCareerManagementActivity For questions, suggestions, or feedback, write us at usarmy.leavenworth.tradoc.mbx.armyu-amsc-podcast@mail.mil To learn more about the Army Management Staff College, visit our website at https://usacac.army.mil/organizations/cace/amsc No DoD or U.S. ARMY ENDORSEMENT IMPLIED. Any references to commercially available products or works are used for research and educational purposes only. Mention of any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the US Army, Department of Defense, or the United States Government. The views and opinions of the authors expressed herein do not state or reflect those of the United States Government and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. The mention of companies by name is solely for the purpose of representing educational framework and should not be implied as endorsement. Music: "Army Strong" composed by Mark Isham, arranged by Hector Munoz.

It's Real Talk Radio
UFO's Are Confirmed Real, But Are They Aliens?

It's Real Talk Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 123:00


Tonight, on It's Real Talk Radio, we will be discussing UFO's or "Unidentified Flying Objects", known now as UAP's or "Unidentified Arial Phenomenon."  There's a ton of UFO footage that you can find online. Some is shaky and a good amount is probably either fake or mistaken as UFO's but really something else; however, there is some footage that is irrefutable, including the publicly released UFO footage from the US Navy that most people have seen. This footage was shared all across local and national news stations such as MSNBC, CNN and others. Critics and skeptics of UFO believers have to now either embrace that some of the released footage is real or admit that they don't trust the United States Government or anyone who released UFO footage. This is a tough pill for some to swallow, especially for people of faith and people who just flat-out refuse to believe the possibility of there being intelligent life beyond earth or hidden somewhere on earth. Why do we say hidden on earth? Because there are reports from eye witnesses (including the Navy pilots themselves) that UFO's have been spotted descending to the ocean, ascending from the ocean and hovering and flying over the ocean. There are many who will refuse to believe that UFO's are real but they are truly in denial because even the United States government has admitted that these unidentified crafts are real, but the bigger question we have is "Are they aliens?" One could argue that they may be some type of secret, military technology but is that what the general public believes? What we do know is that you can't prove or disprove that they are aliens and we only have access to the unclassified information. Of course there's always the infamous Roswell Incident of 1947. Oh, yeah, it's going down tonight, don't miss out! Call In # 563-999-3434

The Panjwai Podcast
Episode 33 - Medusa

The Panjwai Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 76:45


This week on The Panjwai Podcast we are privileged to speak with @OpMedusa himself, Russ Knight. Russ was a LAV driver in 2006 at the tip of the spear in Operation Medusa, part of a column of LAV's directly assaulting “The White Schoolhouse” or OBJ Rugby. Russ talks about Operation Medusa, the rest of his 2006 deployment and the differences between 2006 and 2010, when he returned to COP Sperwan Ghar.   Check out Russ's Page: @OpMedusa on Instagram And visit www.shopopmedusa.com for Panjwai themed march and chance to win a sweet Variant One Archangel knife.    ---------------------------------   The views expressed by the guests and hosts of this podcast do not represent the views of the Department of Defense or United States Government.   ——————————————— Also Available on:   Apple: https://buff.ly/3gTXet9 Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Kx6cjR Google: https://buff.ly/3b29R4z Podbean: https://buff.ly/2WoN0aF iHeartRadio: https://buff.ly/3nc5Wo1   Check out the video version of the podcast at : https://www.youtube.com/thepanjwaipodcast   For maps, photos and more information about Panjwai go to : https://www.thepanjwaipodcast.com/about-panjwai   You can donate and support the podcast on Patreon for as little as $3.00 a month. visit www.patreon.com/thepanjwaipodcast to learn more.   Direct donations can also be sent via venmo @thepanjwaipodcast Be sure to like, follow, and/or subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Youtube, TuneIn, Amazon Music and many more. visit www.thepanjwaipodcast.com/listen for more information.    Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thepanjwaipodcast Instagram: @thepanjwaipodcast Twitter: @panjwaipodcast --------------------------------

The Panjwai Podcast
Episode 32 - Rendering AId

The Panjwai Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 66:22


This week on The Panjwai Podcast we are privileged to have Thomas Underhill join us. Tom was a Combat Medic assigned to 1-5 Infantry out of Fort Wainwright, Alaska, and served in Dand District and Panjwai from April 2011 to March 2012. In Panjwai, Tom served at COP Sperwan Ghar where he and his platoon owned the western side of the AO and soon found that the realities of combat in Dand were not the same as the realities of combat in the Horn of Panjwai. Tom does a great job of highlighting those realities and offering some insight from his time as a Combat Medic and as a teammate to his brothers in arms, as well as a breathtaking account of the mass casualty event that sticks with him to this day. https://buff.ly/3hkfOg5 - The Military Times account of the effort to save Lieutenant Vogt --------------------------------- The views expressed by the guests and hosts of this podcast do not represent the views of the Department of Defense or United States Government. ——————————————— Also Available on: Apple: https://buff.ly/3gTXet9 Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Kx6cjR Google: https://buff.ly/2XX2Zxz Podbean: https://buff.ly/2WoN0aF iHeartRadio: https://buff.ly/3nc5Wo1 Check out the video version of the podcast at : https://buff.ly/3cJT2uo For maps, photos and more information about Panjwai go to : https://buff.ly/2M4T4n8 You can donate and support the podcast on Patreon for as little as $3.00 a month. visit https://buff.ly/2SM39c0 to learn more. Direct donations can also be sent via venmo @thepanjwaipodcast Be sure to like, follow, and/or subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Youtube, TuneIn, Amazon Music and many more. visit https://buff.ly/2MS2suv for more information. Social Media: Facebook: https://buff.ly/390Dr95 Instagram: @thepanjwaipodcast Twitter: @panjwaipodcast --------------------------------

Congressional Dish
CD238: Losing Afghanistan

Congressional Dish

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 97:18


The war in Afghanistan is over. In this episode, we document how and why the Biden administration finally admitted defeat in our 20 year attempt to create a new government in Afghanistan and we take a hard look at the lessons we need to learn. Afghanistan is a country in a far away land, but there are disturbing similarities between the Afghanistan government that just collapsed and our own. We'd be wise not to ignore them. Executive Producer: Rachel Passer Executive Producer: Anonymous  Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank's online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media! Background Sources Recommended Congressional Dish Episodes CD236: January 6: The Capitol Riot CD218: Minerals are the New Oil CD210: The Afghanistan War CD124: The Costs of For-Profit War How We Got Here Craig Whitlock. The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War. Simon and Schuster, 2021. Patrick Tucker. August 18, 2021. “Trump's Pledge to Exit Afghanistan Was a Ruse, His Final SecDef Says.” Defense One. Eugene Kiely and Robert Farley. August 17, 2021. “Timeline of U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan.” FactCheck.org. Eric Schmitt and Jennifer Steinhauer. July 30, 2021. “Afghan Visa Applicants Arrive in U.S. After Years of Waiting.” The New York Times. Craig Whitlock, Leslie Shapiro and Armand Emamdjomeh. December 9, 2019. “The Afghanistan Papers: A secret history of the war.” The Washington Post. Mark Landler and James Risen. July 25, 2017. “Trump Finds Reason for the U.S. to Remain in Afghanistan: Minerals.” The New York Times. John F. Harris. October 15, 2001. “Bush Rejects Taliban Offer On Bin Laden ” Washington Post. The Evacuation: Those Left Behind William Mauldin. September 2, 2021. “Afghanistan Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Staff Left Behind.” Wall Street Journal. Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Annie Karni. August 29, 2021. “Series of U.S. Actions Left Afghan Allies Frantic, Stranded and Eager to Get Out.” The York Times. Sami Sadat. August 25, 2021. “I Commanded Afghan Troops This Year. We Were Betrayed.” The New York Times. Marjorie Censer. August 18, 2021. “US contractors rush to get former employees out of Afghanistan.” Defense News. Siobhan Hughes. August 18, 2021. “Afghanistan Veterans in Congress Trying to Prevent ‘a Death Warrant' for Helping America.” Wall Street Journal. Alex Sanz and Tammy Webber. August 18, 2021. “US friends try to rescue brother in arms in Afghanistan.” AP News. Seth Moulton. June 04, 2021. "Moulton, Bipartisan Honoring Our Promises Working Group to White House: Evacuate our Afghan Partners.” Contractors in Afghanistan Matt Taibbi. August 18, 2021. “We Failed Afghanistan, Not the Other Way Around.” TK News by Matt Taibbi on Substack. Jack Detsch. August 16, 2021. “Departure of Private Contractors Was a Turning Point in Afghan Military's Collapse.” Foreign Policy. Matt Stoller. July 15, 2021. “‘A Real S*** Show': Soldiers Angrily Speak Out about Being Blocked from Repairing Equipment by Contractors.” BIG by Matt Stoller. Lynzy Billing. May 12, 2021. “The U.S. Is Leaving Afghanistan? Tell That to the Contractors.” New York Magazine. Oren Liebermann. March 29, 2021. “Pentagon could open itself to costly litigation from contractors if US pulls out of Afghanistan this year.” CNN. Lucas Kunce and Elle Ekman. September 15, 2019. “Comment Submitted by Major Lucas Kunce and Captain Elle Ekman.” [Regulations.gov(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regulations.gov). Aaron Mehta. Oct 25, 2016. “30 Years: William Perry — Reshaping the Industry.” Defense News. Jared Serbu. August 22, 2016. “DoD now awarding more than half its contract spending without competitive bids.” Federal News Network. 41 U.S. Code § 3307 - Preference for commercial products and commercial services. Money: Lost and Gained David Moore. August 23, 2021. “Lawmakers Benefit From Booming Defense Stocks.” Sludge. Lee Fang. August 20, 2021. “Congressman Seeking to Relaunch Afghan War Made Millions in Defense Contracting.” The Intercept. Anna Massoglia and Julia Forrest. August 20, 2021. “Defense contractors spent big in Afghanistan before the U.S. left and the Taliban took control.” OpenSecrets.org. Stephen Losey. April 16, 2021. “The Bill for the Afghanistan War Is $2.26 Trillion, and Still Rising.” Military.com. Eli Clifton. February 16, 2021. “Weapons Biz Bankrolls Experts Pushing to Keep U.S. Troops in Afghanistan.” Daily Beast. Open Secrets. 2021. Defense: Lobbying, 2021. Open Secrets. 2021. Defense: Money to Congress. Laws S.1790 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 Sponsor: Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) Status: Became Public Law No: 116-92 on December 20, 2019 H.R. 3237: Emergency Security Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 Sponsor: Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) Status: Signed into law, 2021 May 20 House Vote Breakdown Congressional Budget Office Score Law Outline TITLE IV: BILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE GENERAL PROVISIONS EXTENSION AND MODIFICATION OF THE AFGHAN SPECIAL IMMIGRANT VISA PROGRAM Sec. 401: Amends the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009 to expand eligibility to include Afghans who worked not only for the US Government for more than 1 year but also our allies as an off-base interpreter or if they performed "activities for United States military stationed at International Security Assistance Force (or any successor name for such Force). Increases the number of Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) to Afghan partners by 8,000, for a total of 34,500 allocated since December 19, 2014. Sec. 402: Authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security and Secretary of state to jointly waive for 1 year (maximum 2 years with an extension) the requirement that Afghan partners eligible for SIVs get a medical exam before they can receive their visa. The Secretary of Homeland Security has to create a process to make sure Afghan SIV holders get a medical exam within 30 days of entry into the United States. Sec. 403: Allows the surviving spouse or child or employee of the United States Government abroad to be eligible for immigration into the United States if the employee worked for our government for at least 15 years or was killed in the line of duty. It also expands entry permissions for Afghan SIV applicants in addition to those who have already been approved. This is retroactive to June 30, 2021. Policies for Visa Processing: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Policy Manual, Chapter 9: Certain Afghan Nationals U.S Department of State -- Bureau of Consular Affairs. “Special Immigrant Visas for Afghans - Who Were Employed by/on Behalf of the U.S. Government.” Audio Sources Gen. Mark Milley: "There was nothing that I or anyone else saw that indicated a collapse of this army and this government in 11 days." August 18, 2021 General Mark Milley: The time frame of rapid collapse that was widely estimated and ranged from weeks to months, and even years following our departure, there was nothing that I or anyone else saw that indicated a collapse of this army and this government in 11 days. Central Command submitted a variety of plans that were briefed and approved by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Secretary of Defense and the President. These plans were coordinated, synchronized and rehearsed to deal with these various scenarios. One of those contingencies is what we are executing right now. As I said before, there's plenty of time to do AARs(After Action Reviews) and key lessons learned and to delve into these questions with great detail. But right now is not that time. Right now, we have to focus on this mission, because we have soldiers at risk. And we also have American citizens and Afghans who supported us for 20 years also at risk. This is personal and we're going to get them out. President Biden on Afghanistan Withdrawal Transcript July 8, 2021 Sound Clips 01:30 President Biden: When I announced our drawdown in April, I said we would be out by September, and we're on track to meet that target. Our military mission in Afghanistan will conclude on August 31. The drawdown is proceeding in a secure and orderly way, prioritizing the safety of our troops as they depart 3:40 President Biden: Together with our NATO allies and partners, we have trained and equipped nearly 300,000 current serving members of the military, the Afghan national security force, and many beyond that are no longer serving. Add to that hundreds of thousands more Afghan national defense and security forces trained over the last two decades. 04:04 President Biden: We provided our Afghan partners with all the tools, let me emphasize, all the tools -- training, equipment -- of any modern military. We provided advanced weaponry, and we're going to continue to provide funding and equipment and we'll ensure they have the capacity to maintain their Air Force. 5:54 President Biden: We're also going to continue to make sure that we take on Afghan nationals who worked side by side with US forces, including interpreters and translators. Since we're no longer going to have military there after this, we're not going to need them and they'll have no jobs. We're [sic] also going to be vital to our efforts. they've been very vital, and so their families are not exposed to danger as well. We've already dramatically accelerated the procedure time for Special Immigrant Visas to bring them to the United States. Since I was inaugurated on January 20, we've already approved 2,500 Special Immigrant Visas to come to the United States. Up to now, fewer than half have exercised the right to do that. Half have gotten on aircraft and come commercial flights and come and other half believe they want to stay, at least thus far. We're working closely with Congress to change the authorization legislation so that we can streamline the process of approving those visas. And those who have stood up for the operation to physically relocate 1000s of Afghans and their families before the US military mission concludes so that, if they choose, they can wait safely outside of Afghanistan, while their US visas are being processed. 8:13 President Biden: For those who have argued that we should stay just six more months, or just one more year, I asked them to consider the lessons of recent history. In 2011, the NATO allies and partners agreed that we would end our combat mission in 2014. In 2014, some argued one more year. So we kept fighting. We kept taking casualties. In 2015, the same, and on and on. Nearly 20 years of experience has shown us that the current security situation only confirms that just one more year of fighting in Afghanistan is not a solution, but a recipe for being there indefinitely. It's up to the Afghans to make the decision about the future of their country. Others are more direct. Their argument is that we should stay with the Afghans and Afghanistan indefinitely. In doing so they point to the fact that we we have not taken losses in this last year. So they claim that the cost of just maintaining the status quo is minimal. 9:19 President Biden: But that ignores the reality, and the facts that already presented on the ground in Afghanistan when I took office. The Taliban is at its strongest militarily since 2001. The number of US forces in Afghanistan had been reduced to a bare minimum. And the United States and the last administration made an agreement that they have to with the Taliban remove all our forces by May 1 of this year. That's what I inherited. That agreement was the reason the Taliban had ceased major attacks against US forces. 9:55 President Biden: If in April, I had instead announced that the United States was going to go back on that agreement, made by the last administration, the United States and allied forces will remain in Afghanistan for the foreseeable future, the Taliban would have again begun to target our forces. The status quo was not an option. Staying would have meant US troops taking casualties, American men and women back in the middle of a civil war, and we would run the risk of having to send more troops back in Afghanistan to defend our remaining troops. Once that agreement with the Taliban had been made, staying with a bare minimum force was no longer possible. 10:34 President Biden: So let me ask those who want us to stay: how many more? How many 1000s more Americans' daughters and sons are you willing to risk? How long would you have them stay? Already we have members of our military whose parents fought in Afghanistan 20 years ago. Would you send their children and their grandchildren as well? Would you send your own son or daughter? After 20 years, a trillion dollars spent training and equipping hundreds of 1000s of Afghan National Security and Defence Forces. 2,448 Americans killed, 20,722 more wounded, and untold 1000s coming home with unseen trauma to their mental health. I will not send another generation of Americans to war in Afghanistan with no reasonable expectation of achieving a different outcome. 11:51 President Biden: Today the terrorist threat has metastasized beyond Afghanistan. So, we are repositioning our resources and adapting our counterterrorism posture to meet the threats where they are now: significantly higher in South Asia, the Middle East and Africa. 12:07 President Biden: But make no mistake, our military and intelligence leaders are confident they have the capabilities to protect the homeland and our interests from any resurgent terrorist challenge emerging or emanating from Afghanistan. We're developing a counterterrorism over-the-horizon capability that will allow us to keep our eyes firmly fixed at any direct threat to the United States in the region and act quickly and decisively if needed. 12:38 President Biden: We also need to focus on shoring up America's core strengths to meet the strategic competition competition with China and other nations that is really going to determine our future. 14:58 Reporter: Is the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan now inevitable? President Biden: No. It is not. Because you have the Afghan troops, 300,000. Well equipped, as well equipped as any army in the world, and an air force against something like 75,000 Taliban. It is not inevitable. 15:45 President Biden: Do I trust the Taliban? No, but I trust the capacity of the Afghan military who is better trained, better equipped, and more competent in terms of conducting war. 18:07 Reporter: Your own intelligence community has assessed that the Afghan government will likely collapse President Biden: That is not true 18:53 President Biden: And I want to make clear what I made clear to Ghani, that we are not going to walk away and not sustain their ability to maintain that force. We are. We're going to also work to make sure we help them in terms of everything from food necessities and other things in the region. But there is not a conclusion that in fact, they cannot defeat the Taliban. I believe the only way there's going to be -- this is now Joe Biden, not the intelligence community -- the only way there's only going to be peace and secure in Afghanistan, is that they work out a modus vivendi with the Taliban, and they make a judgement as to how they can make peace. And the likelihood there's going to be one unified government in Afghanistan, controlling the whole country is highly unlikely. 21:30 Reporter: Mr. President, how serious was the corruption among the Afghanistan government to this mission failing there? President Biden: First of all, the mission hasn't failed yet. 22:00 President Biden: There were going to be negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan national security forces, and the Afghan government that didn't come to fruition. So the question now is where do they go from here? The jury is still out, but the likelihood there's going to be the Taliban overrunning everything and owning the whole country is highly unlikely. 23:20 Reporter: Mr. President, "speed is safety," as you just said in your remarks. Are you satisfied with the timeline of relocating Afghan nationals? Is it happening quickly enough to your satisfaction if it may not happen until next month at the end? President Biden: It has already happened, there have already been people, about 1000 people have gotten on aircraft and come to the United States already on commercial aircraft. So as I said, there's over 2500 people, that as from January to now, have have gotten those visas and only half decided that they wanted to leave. The point is that I think the whole process has to be speeded up -- period -- in terms of being able to get these visas. Reporter: Why can't the US evacuate these Afghan translators to the United States to await their visa processing as some immigrants of the southern border have been allowed to? President Biden: Because the law doesn't allow that to happen. And that's why we're asking the Congress to consider changing the law. President Biden Remarks on Afghanistan Strategy Transcript April 14, 2021 Sound Clips 00:38 President Biden: I'm speaking to you today from the Roosevelt -- the Treaty room in the White House -- the same spot where in October of 2001, President George W. Bush informed our nation that the United States military had begun strikes on terrorist training camps in Afghanistan. It was just weeks, just weeks after the terrorist attack on our nation that killed 2,977 innocent souls, that turned Lower Manhattan into a disaster area, destroyed parts of the Pentagon and made hallowed ground in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and sparked an American promise that we would never forget. We went to Afghanistan in 2001, to root out al Qaeda to prevent future terrorist attacks against the United States planned from Afghanistan. Our objective was clear, the cause was just, our NATO allies and partners rallied beside us. And I supported that military action along with the overwhelming majority of the members of Congress. More than seven years later, in 2008 weeks before we swore the oath of office -- President Obama and I were about to swear -- President Obama asked me to travel to Afghanistan and report back on the state of the war in Afghanistan. I flew to Afghanistan to the Kunar Valley, a rugged, mountainous region on the border of Pakistan. What I saw on that trip reinforced my conviction that only the Afghans have the right and responsibility to lead their country. And that more and endless American military force could not create or sustain a durable Afghan Government. I believed that our presence in Afghanistan should be focused on the reason we went in the first place: to ensure Afghanistan would not be used as a base from which to attack our homeland again. We did that, we accomplished that objective. I said, along with others, we would follow Osama bin Laden to the gates of hell if need be. That's exactly what we did. And we got him. It took us close to 10 years to put President Obama's commitment into form. And that's exactly what happened Osama bin Laden was gone. That was 10 years ago. Think about that. We delivered justice to Bin Laden a decade ago. And we've stayed in Afghanistan for a decade since. Since then, our reasons for remaining in Afghanistan have become increasingly unclear, even as the terrorist threat that we went to fight evolved. Over the past 20 years, the threat has become more dispersed, metastasizing around the globe. Al Shabaab in Somalia, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, on Al Nusra in Syria, ISIS attempting to create a caliphate in Syria and Iraq and establishing affiliates in multiple countries in Africa and Asia. With the terror threat now in many places, keeping 1000s of troops grounded and concentrated in just one country at a cost of billions each year makes little sense to me and our leaders. We cannot continue the cycle of extending or expanding our military presence in Afghanistan, hoping to create ideal conditions for the withdraw and expecting a different result. I'm now the fourth United States President to preside over American troop presence in Afghanistan: two Republicans, two Democrats. I will not pass this responsibility on to a fifth. After consulting closely with our allies and partners, with our military leaders and intelligence personnel, with our diplomats and our development experts, with the Congress and the Vice President, as well as with Mr. Ghani and many others around the world. I concluded that it's time to end America's longest war. It's time for American troops to come home. 5:01 President Biden: When I came to office, I inherited a diplomatic agreement, duly negotiated between the government of the United States and the Taliban, that all US forces would be out of Afghanistan by May 1 2021, just three months after my inauguration. That's what we inherited. That commitment is perhaps not what I would have negotiated myself, but it was an agreement made by the United States government. And that means something. So in keeping with that agreement, and with our national interest, the United States will begin our final withdrawal beginning on May 1 of this year. 8:11 President Biden: You all know that less than 1% of Americans serve in our Armed Forces. The remaining 99%, we owe them. We owe them. They've never backed down from a single mission that we've asked of them. I've witnessed their bravery firsthand during my visits to Afghanistan. They've never wavered in their resolve. They paid a tremendous price on our behalf and they have the thanks of a grateful nation. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) High-Risk List Center for Strategic and International Studies Transcript March 10, 2021 Speaker: John Sopko - Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction Sound Clips 7:40 John Sopko: But right now, that state is under threat. In the wake of the February 2020 withdrawal agreement, all is not well. Compromise appears in short supply on either side. Taliban attacks have actually increased since the agreement was signed. Assassination of prominent officials, activists, journalists, aid workers and others have also increased, including an unsuccessful attack on one of the female members of the peace negotiating team. And the Taliban offensive on Kandahar city last October, as peace negotiations were ongoing, may well have succeeded, were it not for U.S. air support. Peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban have achieved little for Afghanistan so far, and only time will tell as to whether the new Biden administration initiative will bear fruit. And the Afghan people's fears for its own government survival are exacerbated by the knowledge of how dependent their country is on foreign military and financial support. 12:56 John Sopko: Another equally serious threat to Afghanistan's stability has also largely been ignored as we focus on the boots on the ground in Afghanistan. And that is the provision of last year's U.S.-Taliban agreement that stipulates that in addition to the departure of U.S. and coalition troops, or non-diplomatic civilian personnel: private security contractors, trainers, advisors, and supporting service personnel also must leave the country by May 1. Should this come to passSIGAR and many others believe this may be more devastating to the effectiveness of the Afghan security forces than the withdrawal of our remaining troops. Why is that? Because the Afghan government relies heavily on these foreign contractors and trainers to function. In the first quarter of fiscal year 2021 there are over 18,000 Defense Department contractors in Afghanistan, including 6000 Americans, and 7,000 3rd country nationals, 40% of whom are responsible for logistics, maintenance, or training tasks. Now, it is well known that the Afghan security forces need these contractors to maintain their equipment, manage supply chains, and train their military and police to operate the advanced equipment that we have purchased for them. For example, as of December, the Afghan National Army was completing just under 20% of its own maintenance work orders, well below the goal of 80% that was set and the 51% that they did in 2018. So that's actually going down. The Afghan National Police were just as bad if not worse, undertaking only 12% of their own maintenance work against a target of 35% and less than the 16% that we reported in our 2019 high risk list. Additionally, and more troubling. The Department of Defense does train, advise and assist command air, or commonly called TAC air recently reported that since late 2019, they have reduced their personnel in Afghanistan by 94%, and that the military drawdown now requires near total use of contract support to maintain the Afghan Air fleet. They assess that quote “further drawdown in the associated closure basis will effectively end all in country aviation training contracts in Afghanistan.” Again, why is this significant? Why do we view this as a high risk? Namely because contractors currently provide 100% of the maintenance for the Afghan Air Force, UAE 60 helicopters and CE 130 cargo aircraft and a significant portion of Afghans Light Combat Support aircraft. TAC air this January gave a bleak assessment, namely, that no Afghan airframe can be sustained as combat effective for more than a few months in the absence of contractor support. 17:51 John Sopko: Continued funding for U.S. reconstruction programs aimed at promoting economic development, rule of law, respect for human rights, good governance and security for the Afghan people may be more significant, because it may be the primary lever left for the US and other donors to influence that country. It appears that even the Taliban understand Afghanistan's dire need for foreign assistance. Because, as one of the few commitments that the US had to make last year was, “to seek economic cooperation for reconstruction, with the new post settlement, Afghan Islamic government.” Now how much the donor community wishes to stay involved will of course depend on what that government looks like and how it behaves. Numerous officials, including then Secretary of State Pompeo and Ambassador Halley, have stated that the US will be able to advance its human rights goals, including the rights of women and girls with the Taliban by leveraging or conditioning this much needed financial assistance. But unfortunately, as SIGAR has long reported, even when conditionality involved only dealing with the Afghan government, donors do not have a stellar record of successfully utilizing that conditionality to influence Afghan behavior. 27:19 John Sopko: Today our report suggests the donor community should realize the Afghan government is focused on a single goal, its survival. Afghanistan is more dependent on international support than ever before. It may not be an overstatement that if foreign assistance is withdrawn and peace negotiations fail, Taliban forces could be at the gates of Kabul in short order. Hearing: A PATHWAY FOR PEACE IN AFGHANISTAN: EXAMINING THE FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE AFGHANISTAN STUDY GROUP House Committee on Oversight and Reform: Subcommittee on National Security February 19, 2021 Testimony was heard from the following Afghanistan Study Group officials: Kelly A. Ayotte, Co-Chair; News Corp Board of Directors since April 2017 BAE Systems Board of Directors since June 2017 Blackstone Board of Directors Boston Properties Board of Directors Caterpillar Board of Directors Board of Advisors at Cirtronics General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. (Retired), Co-Chair Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Obama and Trump presidencies. Lockheed Martin Board of Directors since February 2020 Nancy Lindborg, Co-Chair President and CEO of the David Lucile Packard Foundation Former President and CEO of the US Institute for Peace Former Assistant Administrator for the bureau for democracy conflict and humanitarian assistance at USAID During the mid-Obama years. Sound Clips 3:13 Rep. Stephen Lynch (MA): I'd also like to take a moment to thank the nonpartisan US Institute of Peace for the support and expertise they provided to the study group during the course of its work. 3:23 Rep. Stephen Lynch (MA): In the fiscal year 2020 omnibus bill Congress led by Senator Graham Senator Patrick Leahy and the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee of state foreign ops and related programs. They tasked the independent and bipartisan Afghanistan study group to quote, consider the implications of a peace settlement or the failure to reach a settlement on US policy, resources and commitments in Afghanistan. After nearly nine months of review and consultation with current and former US and Afghan government officials, allies and partners and other key stakeholders, the Afghanistan study group issued its final report earlier this month. 15:12 Kelly Ayotte: We recommend that US troops remain beyond may 1. We believe a precipitous withdrawal of US and international troops in May, would be catastrophic for Afghanistan, leading to civil war, and allow the reconstitution of terror groups which threaten the United States within an 18 to 36 month period. 15:41 Kelly Ayotte: Let me be clear, although we recommend that our troops remain beyond may 1, we propose a new approach toward Afghanistan, which aligns our policies, practices and messaging across the United States government to support the Afghan peace process, rather than prosecute a war. Our troops would remain not to fight a forever war, but to guarantee the conditions for a successful peace process and to protect our national security interests to ensure that Afghanistan does not become a haven again, for terrorists who threaten the United States of America. 37:15 General Joseph F. Dunford: Do we need to increase forces if the Taliban don't accept an extension past the first of May, and if they then would re initiate attacks against US forces? and Chairman, we heard exactly what you heard. In the fall. What we were told by commanders on the ground in the department of fence was that 4500 US forces, in addition to the NATO forces that are there was the minimum level to address both the mission as well as protection of our forces in the context of the conditions that existed in the fall in as you've highlighted, those conditions have only gotten worse since the fall so in in our judgment 2500 would not be adequate. Should the Taliban re initiate attacks against the United States Hearing: Examining the Trump Administration's Afghanistan Strategy House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Subcommittee on National Security January 28, 2020 Witness: John Sopko - Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) Sound Clips 48:54 John Sopko: We've almost created a system that forces people in the government to give happy talk success stories because they're over there on very short rotations. They want to show success. The whole system is almost geared to give you, and it goes up the chain of command, all the way to the President sometimes. He gets bad information from people out in the field because somebody on a nine month rotation, he has to show success, and that goes up. 54:24 John Sopko: Maybe incentivize honesty. And one of the proposals I gave at that time,be cause I was asked by the staff to come up with proposals, is put the same requirement on the government that we impose on publicly traded corporations. Publicly traded corporations have to tell the truth. Otherwise the SEC will indict the people involved. They have to report when there's a significant event. So put that onus, call it The Truth in Government Act if you want, that you in the administration are duty bound by statute to alert Congress to significant events that could directly negatively impact a program or process. So incentivize honesty. 1:10:25 John Sopko: Over 70% of the Afghan budget comes from the United States and the donors. If that money ended, I have said before and I will stand by it, then the Afghan government will probably collapse. Wartime Contracting Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs September 21, 2011 Witnesses: Charles Tiefer: Commissioner on the Commission on Wartime Contracting Clark Kent Ervin: Commissioner on the Commission on Wartime Contracting Sound Clips 1:11:30 Charles Tiefer: Our private security in Afghanistan appears to be a major source of payoffs to the Taliban. Our report has the first official statement that it's the second-largest source of money for the Taliban. Sen. Carl Levin: After drugs. Charles Tiefer: After drugs, that's right. 1:25:18 Clark Kent Ervin: It's critical that the government have a choice, and that means that there needs to be at least a small and expandable, organic capacity on the part of these three agencies to perform missions themselves, so the next time there's a contingency, the government has a choice between going with contractors and going in-house and the determination can be made whether it's more effective to do it either way, whether it's cheaper to do it either way. As we said at the inception, right now the government doesn't have an option. Contractors are the default option because they're the only option. President George W. Bush announces U.S. Military Strikes on Afghanistan October 7, 2001 President George W. Bush: Good afternoon. On my orders, the United States military has begun strikes against Al-Qaeda terrorist training camps and military installations of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. These carefully targeted actions are designed to disrupt the use of Afghanistan as a terrorist base of operations and to attack the military capability of the Taliban regime. More than two weeks ago, I gave Taliban leaders a series of clear and specific demands: close terrorist training camps, hand over leaders of the Al-Qaeda network, and return all foreign nationals including American citizens unjustly detained in your country. None of these demands were met and now the Taliban will pay a price by destroying camps and disrupting communications. We will make it more difficult for the terror network to train new recruits and coordinate their evil plans. ** International Campaign Against Terrorism Senate Foreign Relations Committee October 25, 2001 Witness: Colin Powell: Secretary of State Sound Clip 27:00 Colin Powell: Our work in Afghanistan though, is not just of a military nature. We recognize that when the Al Qaeda organization has been destroyed in Afghanistan, and as we continue to try to destroy it in all the nations in which it exists around the world, and when the Taliban regime has gone to its final reward, we need to put in place a new government in Afghanistan, one that represents all the people of Afghanistan and one that is not dominated by any single powerful neighbor, but instead is dominated by the will of the people of Afghanistan. Executive Producer Recommendations Elect Stephanie Gallardo 2022 Krystal Kyle and Friends. August 21, 2021. “Episode 35 Audio with Matthew Hoh.” Cover Art Design by Only Child Imaginations Music Presented in This Episode Intro & Exit: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)

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Investing For Good
Building Wealth Through Alternative Investments with Denis Shapiro

Investing For Good

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 55:44


Why you should consider alternative investmentsWhere to invest in the current difficult marketResources to learn about alternative assetsAsset types and risks of fund investmentsAdvice for investors with rentals in low-income areasLife and Money Impact RoundWhat is the one thing to do now to live a meaningful and intentional life by design?What is one life or money hack that you can share to make an impact on others' lives?One thing to do right now to make the world a better placeRESOURCES/LINKS MENTIONEDRich dad poor dad by Robert T. KiyosakiThe Alternative Investment Almanac by Denis ShapiroABOUT DENIS SHAPIRODenis began investing in real estate in 2012. He has progressed to investing in active and passive deals across various asset types and classes. Denis has invested in note funds, promissory notes, mobile home parks, affordable housing rentals, industrial space, short-term vacation rentals, crowdfunding platforms, and luxury apartment communities. After graduating with a BBA and then an MBA from Baruch College, Denis began working for the United States Government. It was a job he proudly performed for over a decade. In his various roles with the government, Denis served as a liaison to the public and various state agencies.CONNECT WITH DENISWebsite: www.sihcapitalgroup.comCONNECT WITH USTo connect with Annie and Julie, as well as with other Investing For Good listeners, and to get the latest scoop on new and upcoming episodes, join Life and Money Show Podcast Community on Facebook.To learn more about real estate syndication investment opportunities, join the Goodegg Investor Club.Be sure to also grab your free copy of the Investing For Good book (just pay S&H)--Thanks for listening, and until next time, keep investing for good!

Theories of the Third Kind

One of the wealthiest and most powerful organizations in the World. It is riddled with a controversial history. Sending over 5,000 of its members to infiltrate the United States Government, in order to steal classified information. Audio Credits: What is Scientology? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emtjD_s6SHA&t=69s

The Panjwai Podcast
Episode 31 - Man‘s Best Friend

The Panjwai Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 90:20


This week on the podcast we are proud to bring in TSGT(R) Leonard Anderson of the United States Air Force. Anderson served as a Military Working Dog Handler on multiple deployments to Afghanistan, most recently in 2012 where he served in Panjwai out of FOB Masum Ghar. Leonard talks about his journey to becoming a MWD Handler, his experiences as one, and the day he was struck by a massive IED patrolling outside COP Sperwan Ghar. You will not want to miss this story of perserverance, recovery and the love between a man and his best friend. ---------------------------------   The views expressed by the guests and hosts of this podcast do not represent the views of the Department of Defense or United States Government.   ——————————————— Also Available on:   Apple: https://buff.ly/3gTXet9 Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Kx6cjR Google: https://buff.ly/3b29R4z Podbean: https://buff.ly/2WoN0aF iHeartRadio: https://buff.ly/3nc5Wo1   Check out the video version of the podcast at : https://www.youtube.com/thepanjwaipodcast   For maps, photos and more information about Panjwai go to : https://www.thepanjwaipodcast.com/about-panjwai   You can donate and support the podcast on Patreon for as little as $3.00 a month. visit www.patreon.com/thepanjwaipodcast to learn more.   Direct donations can also be sent via venmo @thepanjwaipodcast Be sure to like, follow, and/or subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Youtube, TuneIn, Amazon Music and many more. visit www.thepanjwaipodcast.com/listen for more information.    Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thepanjwaipodcast Instagram: @thepanjwaipodcast Twitter: @panjwaipodcast --------------------------------

The Opperman Report'
Paratrooper of Fortune: The Story of Ted B. Braden - Vietnam Commando, CIA Operative, Congo Mercenar

The Opperman Report'

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 69:42


Ted B. Braden was “the perfect combination of high intelligence and criminality.” - Jo Ann, Ted Braden's sister-in-lawNovember 24th, 2021 will mark the 50th Anniversary of the only unsolved skyjacking case in American history. The case, nicknamed “Norjack” by the FBI as it involved the hijacking of a Northwest Orient 727 Airliner, would create a folk hero, if not a legend, of a mysterious man who would be immortalized by the name D.B. Cooper.This fascinating case has garnered a myriad of colorful and interesting suspects. One of the “dark horse” suspects who emerged over the years was a member of the most elite Special Forces unit created by the United States Government to serve during the war in Vietnam: a secret and covert unit called the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG). This rather benign-sounding name served as a thin veil, masking what was known to a few as the “black ops” unit in Vietnam.Many of the soldiers who served in this elite unit consider one of their own to be the infamous D.B. Cooper who hijacked Northwest Orient Flight 305; demanded a ransom of $200,000 in cash; and jumped out of the lowered aft staircase of the plane into the stormy night, never to be seen again. It was even stated by some of the most highly-decorated members of MACV-SOG, legends such as Major John Plaster and Sergeant Billy Waugh, that one man in SOG had the parachuting expertise, the know-how, and, most of all, the “balls of steel” to pull off the D.B. Cooper skyjacking.This man was Ted B. Braden.Raised in the Mid-West during the Great Depression, young Ted could not have foreseen that the trajectory of his life would be set by events happening thousands of miles from his boyhood home. At age 16, Braden joined the army to fight in World War II, a decision that led to a twenty-year on-again/off-again military career marked by dangerous covert operations; C.I.A. intrigue; desertion, arrest, and incarceration (only for him to be freed without trial under mysterious circumstances); Cold War mercenarism; and ultimately, distrust in a government for whom he could have surrendered his life.The story of Ted B. Braden, master parachutist and soldier of fortune, trained by Uncle Sam in the art of war but not in the art of peace, is the quintessential American story, the story of the men of his generation and of a war that defined that generation.Ted Braden was an enigma as a person, driven by a brilliant, unorthodox mind that struggled to adapt to a society based on law and order and routine. He was a true super soldier who was suspected of having mental illness, most likely from post-traumatic stress disorder. He was a tortured soul with the burning frustration that he could never parlay his soldiering skills into big financial gains. He was fearless in his military endeavors to the point of risking lives but was endowed with natural instincts of survival that kept him and the men under his command alive.It is tragic that a man like this is no longer alive to share his story. It is tragic that a man like this never will be fully understood. He had an ability to be very kind and very cruel, an ability to be very forthright and very cunning, an ability to be very committed as a soldier and very adrift as a civilian.Was he the man who fearlessly leapt out of a Boeing 727 with $200,000 strapped around his body on a rainy Thanksgiving Eve in 1971? We may never know, but even if Ted Braden is not D.B. Cooper, he is one of the most fascinating people whose story you never knew - until now.

The Opperman Report
Paratrooper of Fortune: The Story of Ted B. Braden - Vietnam Commando, CIA Operative, Congo Mercenar

The Opperman Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 69:42


Ted B. Braden was “the perfect combination of high intelligence and criminality.” - Jo Ann, Ted Braden's sister-in-law November 24th, 2021 will mark the 50th Anniversary of the only unsolved skyjacking case in American history. The case, nicknamed “Norjack” by the FBI as it involved the hijacking of a Northwest Orient 727 Airliner, would create a folk hero, if not a legend, of a mysterious man who would be immortalized by the name D.B. Cooper. This fascinating case has garnered a myriad of colorful and interesting suspects. One of the “dark horse” suspects who emerged over the years was a member of the most elite Special Forces unit created by the United States Government to serve during the war in Vietnam: a secret and covert unit called the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG). This rather benign-sounding name served as a thin veil, masking what was known to a few as the “black ops” unit in Vietnam. Many of the soldiers who served in this elite unit consider one of their own to be the infamous D.B. Cooper who hijacked Northwest Orient Flight 305; demanded a ransom of $200,000 in cash; and jumped out of the lowered aft staircase of the plane into the stormy night, never to be seen again. It was even stated by some of the most highly-decorated members of MACV-SOG, legends such as Major John Plaster and Sergeant Billy Waugh, that one man in SOG had the parachuting expertise, the know-how, and, most of all, the “balls of steel” to pull off the D.B. Cooper skyjacking. This man was Ted B. Braden. Raised in the Mid-West during the Great Depression, young Ted could not have foreseen that the trajectory of his life would be set by events happening thousands of miles from his boyhood home. At age 16, Braden joined the army to fight in World War II, a decision that led to a twenty-year on-again/off-again military career marked by dangerous covert operations; C.I.A. intrigue; desertion, arrest, and incarceration (only for him to be freed without trial under mysterious circumstances); Cold War mercenarism; and ultimately, distrust in a government for whom he could have surrendered his life. The story of Ted B. Braden, master parachutist and soldier of fortune, trained by Uncle Sam in the art of war but not in the art of peace, is the quintessential American story, the story of the men of his generation and of a war that defined that generation. Ted Braden was an enigma as a person, driven by a brilliant, unorthodox mind that struggled to adapt to a society based on law and order and routine. He was a true super soldier who was suspected of having mental illness, most likely from post-traumatic stress disorder. He was a tortured soul with the burning frustration that he could never parlay his soldiering skills into big financial gains. He was fearless in his military endeavors to the point of risking lives but was endowed with natural instincts of survival that kept him and the men under his command alive. It is tragic that a man like this is no longer alive to share his story. It is tragic that a man like this never will be fully understood. He had an ability to be very kind and very cruel, an ability to be very forthright and very cunning, an ability to be very committed as a soldier and very adrift as a civilian. Was he the man who fearlessly leapt out of a Boeing 727 with $200,000 strapped around his body on a rainy Thanksgiving Eve in 1971? We may never know, but even if Ted Braden is not D.B. Cooper, he is one of the most fascinating people whose story you never knew - until now.

The Panjwai Podcast
Episode 30 - The Mechanic

The Panjwai Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 74:32


This week we talk to a unique guest, SFC Jon Orebaugh. Jon is and was a wheeled vehicle mechanic, and served with B Company 1-64 Armor at COP Sperwan Ghar in 2012. Jon talks to us about his previous deployment to Iraq, how it differed from his experiences at Sperwan Ghar, and the ludicrous events he endured while at Sperwan Ghar in 2012. Jon talks about his team, its' missions, and about his battle with mental health in the aftermath. --------------------------------- The views expressed by the guests and hosts of this podcast do not represent the views of the Department of Defense or United States Government. ——————————————— Also Available on: Apple: https://buff.ly/3gTXet9 Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Kx6cjR Google: https://buff.ly/3b29R4z Podbean: https://buff.ly/2WoN0aF iHeartRadio: https://buff.ly/3nc5Wo1   Check out the video version of the podcast at : https://www.youtube.com/thepanjwaipodcast   For maps, photos and more information about Panjwai go to : https://www.thepanjwaipodcast.com/about-panjwai   You can donate and support the podcast on Patreon for as little as $3.00 a month. visit www.patreon.com/thepanjwaipodcast to learn more. Direct donations can also be sent via venmo @thepanjwaipodcast   Be sure to like, follow, and/or subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Youtube, TuneIn, Amazon Music and many more. visit www.thepanjwaipodcast.com/listen for more information.    Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thepanjwaipodcast Instagram: @thepanjwaipodcast Twitter: @panjwaipodcast --------------------------------

The DotCom Magazine Entrepreneur Spotlight
Robert R. Wilson, President & CEO, R2C, Inc, A DotCom Magazine Exclusive Interview

The DotCom Magazine Entrepreneur Spotlight

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 28:31


Robert R. Wilson, President & CEO, R2C, Inc, A DotCom Magazine Exclusive Interview About Robert R. Wilson and R2C, Inc: Experienced Executive with over 25 years experience in the Aviation field, 17 years special emphasis on Acquisition and Project / Program Management. Exceptional skills in Business Development and Expansion, systems design, development, and Integration, system definitions & source selection, decision analyses, qualification & certification testing, and verification. Experienced manager of people, equipment, and supplies; personally motivated and result oriented; Thrive in deadline driven environments. Specialties: Program Management, Acquisition Process, Business Development and Expansion. Training, Design, Development & Integration, Testing and Documentation, Logistics, Technical Liaison, Air Traffic Control, Flight Management Systems, Evaluation and Technical Writing, System Analysis, Flight Safety WHO WE ARE: Founded in 2011 by a Combat Veteran, R2C, Inc is an award winning ISO 9001;2015 Certified, Service Disabled-Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) full service Aerospace & Defense Company with headquarters in Huntsville, AL that truly focuses on SERVICE. We Serve in multiple ways through our personal and professional lives. BY SERVING EACH OTHER, WE REMAIN FREE We Serve our God – from which the basic rights of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness are derived. We Serve our Team Members and their Families – as we provide meaningful opportunities to help them support themselves and their families which allows them to achieve their goals and realize their dreams. We Serve our Country – by providing the highest quality products and services to our clients to ensure our Warfighters receive the most advanced, technologically superior tools to perform their mission by which they defend our freedom and our way of life. We Serve our Community – R2C Inc. is dedicated to contributing and having a positive impact within our community. We believe that by reinvesting in the community, we create and foster a better place to work and live. As a Company, we encourage community service and even provide the means and resources for employees to get involved. We Serve our Industry – through Professional Affiliations which enables the exchange of ideas and promotes the development of Best Practices. OUR MISSION: Our Mission is to provide the highest quality products and services to our clients to ensure our Warfighters receive the most advanced, technologically superior tools to perform their mission by which they defend our freedom and our way of life. OUR RESULTS: During the past 3 years our innovative solutions have saved the United States Government and Taxpayers over $107M. This has been accomplished due to the excellent personnel we have been able to locate, hire, train, and bring their talents to bear at The Right Place at The Right Time. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Colonial Era to Present Day History Buff
Learning 101 Information On La Baye & Prairie Du Chien.

Colonial Era to Present Day History Buff

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 54:13


Discover what 2 European Nations had gone about successfully establishing settlements in North America by early 17th Century. Learn which other European Nation went about establishing settlements further inland from Atlantic Coast. Find out which French Explorer became first to arrive at La Baye aka Green Bay, Wisconsin. Learn primary intent behind each French Westward Exploration. Discover what French Fur Traders did in order to maintain Economic Alliances with Indian Tribes nearby. Learn if French Fur Traders had any outside competition by start of 1750. Discover final outcome to French & Indian War including Parliament's passage of 1763 Royal Proclamation Act. Learn how British Leadership adapted to existing trade customs/practices already in place under previous nations establishment. Get to know French Speaking People from Illinois Country. Find out whether Prairie Du Chien had more advantages trading wise versus La Baye. Determine by 1800 where British Fur Trade stood at Prairie Du Chien and whether everyone from Western Great Lakes to Upper Mississippi Region were all connected to the practice. Learn if new United States Government faced hurdles in regards to administering territory west of the Appalachian Mountains. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/kirk-monroe/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kirk-monroe/support

The Seth Leibsohn Show
August 23, 2021 - Hour 1

The Seth Leibsohn Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 37:43


The Taliban gives the United States Government a red line.  We're joined by John Dombroski, founder and president of Grand Canyon Planning.  An interesting turn on Joe Biden from some in the media.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Stories from the NNI
Nanotechnology's Impact on Research, Education, and Public Outreach: A Conversation with Vinayak Dravid

Stories from the NNI

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 20:30


In this episode of the “Stories from the NNI” podcast, Vinayak Dravid, the Abraham Harris Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University, describes nanotechnology's significant impact on scientific research, educational programs, and public outreach activities. If you would like to learn more about nanotechnology, go to nano.gov or email us at info@nnco.nano.gov. Closed captioning is provided on our YouTube channel. For this episode, go to: https://youtu.be/D_2yzQZ97w4 CREDITS Special thanks to:  Vinayak DravidNorthwestern University Produced by:Andrew Pomeroy Music:  Inspirational Outlook by Scott Holmes  https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sc...https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this podcast are those of the guest and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office or United States Government. Additionally, mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by any of the aforementioned parties. Any mention of commercial products, processes, or services cannot be construed as an endorsement or recommendation.

The Panjwai Podcast
Episode 29 - Taking Sperwan

The Panjwai Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 77:21


This week we are exceptionally excited to bring you the story of Operation Medusa, from within the ranks of the Special Forces task force that seized Sperwan Ghar. Thomas Young joins us to talk about his time in the SOT-A (Special Operations Team - Alpha) attached to Major Rusty Bradley and his ODA as they journeyed across the Registan Desert in support of Operation Medusa in 2006. Thomas talks about his military history, his wild experience that week in Panjwai, and we enjoy so great laughs talking about the Army and Afghanistan in general. This is not an episode you want to miss. Tom is a SOT-A legend and a phenomenal human being. ---------------------------------   The views expressed by the guests and hosts of this podcast do not represent the views of the Department of Defense or United States Government.   ——————————————— Also Available on:   Apple: https://buff.ly/3gTXet9 Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Kx6cjR Google: https://buff.ly/3b29R4z Podbean: https://buff.ly/2WoN0aF iHeartRadio: https://buff.ly/3nc5Wo1   Check out the video version of the podcast at : https://www.youtube.com/thepanjwaipodcast   For maps, photos and more information about Panjwai go to : https://www.thepanjwaipodcast.com/about-panjwai   You can donate and support the podcast on Patreon for as little as $3.00 a month. visit www.patreon.com/thepanjwaipodcast to learn more.   Direct donations can also be sent via venmo @thepanjwaipodcast Be sure to like, follow, and/or subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Youtube, TuneIn, Amazon Music and many more. visit www.thepanjwaipodcast.com/listen for more information.    Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thepanjwaipodcast Instagram: @thepanjwaipodcast Twitter: @panjwaipodcast --------------------------------

Raport o stanie świata Dariusza Rosiaka
Raport o stanie świata - 21 sierpnia 2021

Raport o stanie świata Dariusza Rosiaka

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 132:46


Trwa ewakuacja obcokrajowców i Afgańczyków, którzy współpracowali z zachodnimi armiami. To, co dzieje się dziś w Afganistanie, to fiasko kilku dekad polityki amerykańskiej opartej na błędnej ideologii – mówi rozmówca Raportu. Na czym polegał błąd Amerykanów i dlaczego powtarzany był tak długo? Na granicy polsko-białoruskiej kilkudziesięciu migrantów koczuje między punktami granicznymi obu krajów. Jak zachować się humanitarnie wobec tych ludzi, wiedząc, że są oni wykorzystywani jako narzędzie polityczne przez białoruskiego despotę? Tysiące Haitańczyków ofiarami trzęsienia ziemi. Dlaczego i czy słusznie patrzymy na ten kraj, jak na współczesną wersję jądra ciemności? Saamowie - rdzenny lud żyjący w Norwegii i Szwecji - domagają się poszanowania swoich praw i tożsamości. Dlaczego tak długo nikt nie zwracał na to uwagi? Jak fotografować religię? Porozmawiamy o niezwykłej wystawie fotograficznej, której autor spróbował odpowiedzieć na to pytanie, rejestrując religijne gesty, rytuały i zwyczaje wyznawców siedmiu religii z Azji południowo-wschodniej. Opowiemy również o kłamstwie w polityce – niby nic nowego, ale jego odmiany potrafią zaskoczyć. ——— Andrew A. Michta is the dean of the College of International and Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. The views presented are his own and do not necessarily reflect those of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, the Department of Defense, or the United States Government. Andrew M. Michta jest dziekanem Koledżu Studiów Międzynarodowych i Bezpieczeństwa w George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. W programie przedstawione są jego osobiste poglądy, które nie muszą odzwierciedlać stanowiska George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Departamentu Obrony, ani rządu Stanów Zjednoczonych.

Overcoming the Divide
Chaos in Afghanistan with Parnian Soheili

Overcoming the Divide

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 38:43


On today's episode, we begin by briefly discussing the roots of the Taliban; touching on Russia and the United States as well. We then look at how the ISI (Pakistan's military intelligence agency) facilitated the creation of the Taliban and how it is often overlooked. This played as a catalyst into our next segment, how foreign countries such as China will potentially capitalize off of the crisis. Soon after, Parnian voices her utter disappointment in the current administration and what went wrong which I tend to agree and comment on as well. To wrap up the episode we give our thoughts on corruption that has plagued the former Afghanistan government and if there is any hope for the future. I hope you enjoy!Parnian is a recent graduate of Penn State University where she majored in Political Science and Journalism. She is now studying to become a paralegal with the aspiration of becoming a defense attorney one day!

Who Really Knows
Ep 125 So Yeah... Afghanistan

Who Really Knows

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 104:54


The United States Government has finally ended the 20 year long occupation of Afghanistan. It was done pretty poorly, but was going to be done poorly inevitably. The Taliban has reclaimed the country, and we will just have to see how the chips fall. #WhoReallyKnowsPodcast #podcast #WRKpod #Afghanistan #Taliban #takeover #biden #trump #Poppyfields #opium #DrugTrade #Corruption #attack #freedom #Information #blackbudget #blackproject Follow us on: https://twitter.com/WRKpod https://www.instagram.com/wrkpodcast/ https://www.patreon.com/wrkpod https://open.spotify.com/show/2h3xzbo... https://soundcloud.com/user-989302012 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuRN... http://chng.it/LDBjBc4ShM

The Wilkow Majority
Democracy Fails The Way Democrats Practice It

The Wilkow Majority

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 15:12


Andrew Wilkow discusses how the way democrats view democracy is failing the people of the United States.

David Webb Show
Dr. Tom Price, Former HHS Secretary

David Webb Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2021 11:01


The Wilkow Majority
19 Republican Senators Vote For The Infrastructure Package

The Wilkow Majority

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 16:11


Andrew Wilkow discusses the Infrastructure package and the 19 Senators who voted for it.

David Webb Show
Eric Schmitt - Attorney General of Missouri

David Webb Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 12:09


Attorney General of Missouri Eric Schmitt joins the David Webb to discuss efforts to fight back and sue against the mask mandates in St. Louis and Kansas City. He will also talk about Congresswoman Cori Bush's reckless push to defund the police.

The Reconnect with Carmen LaBerge
The Perennial Problem of PResidential Abuse of Power | Living Out a Gospel of Life

The Reconnect with Carmen LaBerge

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 45:28


Today’s Guests Mark Caleb Smith – Cedarville University Finally an infrastructure bill from the United States Government? However, as we think through this trillion dollar investment, we ask the question, “What’s the limit of debt our politicians are willing to take on; is there a limit?” Linda Znachko – He Knows Your Name Ministries and […] The post The Perennial Problem of PResidential Abuse of Power | Living Out a Gospel of Life appeared first on The Reconnect with Carmen | Engaging Culture from a Christian Worldview.

The Patriotically Correct Radio Show with Stew Peters | #PCRadio
Dr. Shiva Slams Tucker Carlson, Trump - Mike Lindell Blasts FOXNews, Promises 100% Election Fraud PROOF - Baylor Undergrad, Medical Doctor Issues URGENT WARNING and Message to Healthcare Workers

The Patriotically Correct Radio Show with Stew Peters | #PCRadio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 103:27


Dr. Shiva exposes who is REALLY censoring free speech in America, and it's NOT Twitter! Shiva has demonstrated that the United States Government orders big tech to silence political opposition, and he brings the receipts! Mike Lindell absolutely guarantees 100% election fraud PROOF at his upcoming symposium, and blasts FOXNews, along with the rest of the bought-and-paid-for media in an EXCLUSIVE interview with Stew Peters. Dr. Ben Edwards, MD, a Baylor undergrad, issues an URGENT warning about inoculations and has a heartfelt message for healthcare workers. Get ALL Exclusive Content: www.StewPeters.tv | Support the platform at: www.StewPeters.shop 

Stories from the NNI
Advancing Nanotechnology with User Facilities: A Conversation with Adam Rondinone

Stories from the NNI

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 21:26


In this episode of the “Stories from the NNI” podcast, Dr. Adam Rondinone, Co-Director for the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, a user facility funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), discusses the critical role DOE-funded user facilities have in nanotechnology research and development. If you would like to learn more about nanotechnology, go to nano.gov or email us at info@nnco.nano.gov. Closed captioning is provided on our YouTube channel. For this episode, go to:https://youtu.be/_KO7MMbpX2Y CREDITS Special thanks to:  Adam RondinoneCenter for Integrated Nanotechnologies Produced by:Andrew Pomeroy Music:  Inspirational Outlook by Scott Holmes  https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sc...https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this podcast are those of the guest and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office or United States Government. Additionally, mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by any of the aforementioned parties. Any mention of commercial products, processes, or services cannot be construed as an endorsement or recommendation.

The Panjwai Podcast
Episode 27- The Tanker

The Panjwai Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 80:36


On this week's episode we sit down with former 19K and Bayonet Company veteran Adam Uhre. Adam has the distinction of being a member of the 2nd Platoon, B/1-64 at Sperwan Ghar in 2012. 2/B/1-64 were a platoon of Tankers (M1 Abrams Crews) attached to Bayonet for the 2012 deployment. The hilarity ensues early on as the Infantry vs Armor rivalry spills out of every topic we discuss, and we take some time to dive deep into the ideas of talking about our experiences, and what it is like to feel displaced after an intense experience like Combat. Adam really helped us navigate the discussion of telling war stories, and the unique challenges faced by being a Tanker in an Infantry Company in an Armored battalion, attached to an Infantry battalion out of Washington. On a light infantry deployment.   --------------------------------- The views expressed by the guests and hosts of this podcast do not represent the views of the Department of Defense or United States Government. ——————————————— Also Available on:   Apple: https://buff.ly/3gTXet9 Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Kx6cjR Google: https://buff.ly/3b29R4z Podbean: https://buff.ly/2WoN0aF iHeartRadio: https://buff.ly/3nc5Wo1   Check out the video version of the podcast at : https://www.youtube.com/thepanjwaipodcast   For maps, photos and more information about Panjwai go to : https://www.thepanjwaipodcast.com/about-panjwai   You can donate and support the podcast on Patreon for as little as $3.00 a month. visit www.patreon.com/thepanjwaipodcast to learn more.   Direct donations can also be sent via venmo @thepanjwaipodcast Be sure to like, follow, and/or subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Youtube, TuneIn, Amazon Music and many more. visit www.thepanjwaipodcast.com/listen for more information.    Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thepanjwaipodcast Instagram: @thepanjwaipodcast Twitter: @panjwaipodcast --------------------------------

Reddit Explains Conspiracy & the Unknown
r/Conspiracy_Commons; Operation Northwoods

Reddit Explains Conspiracy & the Unknown

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2021 8:42


On November 18, 1998, there was a documented false flag attack plan originating within the United States Government in 1962. False flag attacks are military and war tactics used since the Roman times. It called for the CIA and/or other operatives to commit genuine acts of terrorism in US cities on both military and innocent civilian targets. These acts of terrorism were to be blamed on Cuba in order to create public support for a war against that nation. Submit your stories: popmediaagency@gmail.com

Mike & Maurice's Mind Escape
The Galileo Project and UAP with Avi Loeb Episode #207

Mike & Maurice's Mind Escape

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 44:40


We sat down with Avi Loeb who is the Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science, Harvard Astronomy Department Director, Institute for Theory and Computation, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Founding Director, Black Hole Initiative (BHI), Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences. He is also the author of the book "Extraterrestrial". We will be discussing his new initiative "The Galileo Project" which will try to figure what UAP's are and also search for more Oumumua like objects. We will also discuss his take on the UAP report release by the United States Government and how he plans on trying to identify these objects using instruments and sensors. *If you are watching on Youtube please check us out on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and all audio/podcast platforms. We appreciate reviews and comments. If you are listening on an audio/podcast platform please check out our Youtube channel where we do our episodes https://www.youtube.com/MindEscapePodcast You can find all of our links on our website https://www.mindescapepodcast.com/ *Sign up for Indra's Web which is the social media platform we created dedicated to metaphysics and the topics we discuss on this podcast. The platform is live so head on over there and set up a profile. https://indrasweb.org/ *If you enjoy our podcast and content and want to help us grow, check out our Patreon account and enjoy the exclusive episodes and interviews. You can also listen to us on the go through our website listed below. Join our Discord channel if you want to chat. We are also on all podcast platforms. Our Links: Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/MindEscapePodcast Website - https://www.MindEscapePodcast.com Discord - https://discord.gg/62bHFpd Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/MindEscapePodcast Twitter - https://twitter.com/MikeEscape Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mindescapepodcast/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/MindEscapePodcast/ Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mind-escape-podcast/ Spotify Podcasts - https://open.spotify.com/show/0OXM81pXkn2OYT45NsoRQb?si=THFEq0SoRVqvsZzjR5xZMA Here is the link to the Galileo Project information page: https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/galileo

Kurdistan in America
Season 2 Episode 7 - Interview with Mr. Rob Waller

Kurdistan in America

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 30:26


This month, the Kurdistan in America podcast is honored to host Mr. Rob Waller as our guest. Mr. Waller was the US Consul General in Erbil for one year from July 2020 and has just completed his assignment in Kurdistan.He has previously served as a career member of the Senior Foreign Service of the United States in several capacities, including the Director of the Office of Iraq Affairs and as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Iraq and Iran at the State Department. Mr. Waller discusses his key objectives and achievements as the US Consul General in Erbil and the challenges that he experienced during his tenure. He also shares his views on Erbil-Baghdad relations, the conflict between Turkey and the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), the Sinjar Agreement, and his personal experience in the Kurdistan Region and thoughts about the people of Kurdistan.

The Panjwai Podcast
Episode 26 - The Brotherhood

The Panjwai Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 92:38


On this episode of the Podcast, we are joined by U.S. Army Infantry Veteran Brent Buffington. Brent served as a counter-IED specialist and rifleman for Alpha Company 1-23 Infantry, Earth Pigs, at COP Mushan in the Horn of Panjwai in 2012. Brent is also the co-host of The Pig Pen Saloon, a live stream podcast on Instagram (@pig_pen_saloon), that interacts with current and former service members to talk about the difficult aspects of warfare and military service. Brent talked to us about his experiences in the horn at Mushan, and two impactful days from his deployment. We also enjoyed some light conversation at the expense of the Army, the State of Georgia, and other topics. The Pig Pen Saloon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pig_pen_saloon/   --------------------------------- The views expressed by the guests and hosts of this podcast do not represent the views of the Department of Defense or United States Government. ——————————————— Also Available on:   Apple: https://buff.ly/3gTXet9 Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Kx6cjR Google: https://buff.ly/3b29R4z Podbean: https://buff.ly/2WoN0aF iHeartRadio: https://buff.ly/3nc5Wo1   Check out the video version of the podcast at : https://www.youtube.com/thepanjwaipodcast   For maps, photos and more information about Panjwai go to : https://www.thepanjwaipodcast.com/about-panjwai   You can donate and support the podcast on Patreon for as little as $3.00 a month. visit www.patreon.com/thepanjwaipodcast to learn more.   Direct donations can also be sent via venmo @thepanjwaipodcast Be sure to like, follow, and/or subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Youtube, TuneIn, Amazon Music and many more. visit www.thepanjwaipodcast.com/listen for more information.    Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thepanjwaipodcast Instagram: @thepanjwaipodcast Twitter: @panjwaipodcast --------------------------------

Stories from the NNI
Teaching Nanotechnology in High School: A Conversation with John Weisenfeld

Stories from the NNI

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 15:01


In this episode of the “Stories from the NNI” podcast, John Weisenfeld, a high school science teacher in Pasco, WA, discusses how he teaches nanotechnology and motivates his students to pursue STEM careers. If you would like to learn more about nanotechnology, go to nano.gov or email us at info@nnco.nano.gov. Closed captioning is provided on our YouTube channel. For this episode, go to:https://youtu.be/AKoK2Disc58 CREDITS Special thanks to:  John WeisenfeldPasco High School, Pasco, WA Produced by:Andrew Pomeroy Music:  Inspirational Outlook by Scott Holmes  https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sc...https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this podcast are those of the guest and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office or United States Government. Additionally, mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by any of the aforementioned parties. Any mention of commercial products, processes, or services cannot be construed as an endorsement or recommendation.

The Panjwai Podcast
Episode 25 - The IED Game

The Panjwai Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 110:30


On this week's episode, we sit down with a legend of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal community, Master Sergeant Russ Ho. MSG Ho served as an EOD Technician on multiple deployments, ultimately serving as the team leader for a three man EOD team at COP Sperwan Ghar in Panwjai in 2012. Russ talks to us about his experiences in the horn, as well as the months leading up to his move to Sperwan Ghar, where he and his team fought to stay one step ahead of the Taliban fighters emplacing IEDs along Highway 1. Russ talks about the challenges of the EOD field, the benefits, and how he somehow prefers digging IEDs out of the ground. Weird. You won't want to miss this interview! ---------------------------------   The views expressed by the guests and hosts of this podcast do not represent the views of the Department of Defense or United States Government.   ——————————————— Also Available on:   Apple: https://buff.ly/3gTXet9 Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Kx6cjR Google: https://buff.ly/3b29R4z Podbean: https://buff.ly/2WoN0aF iHeartRadio: https://buff.ly/3nc5Wo1   Check out the video version of the podcast at : https://www.youtube.com/thepanjwaipodcast   For maps, photos and more information about Panjwai go to : https://www.thepanjwaipodcast.com/about-panjwai   You can donate and support the podcast on Patreon for as little as $3.00 a month. visit www.patreon.com/thepanjwaipodcast to learn more.   Direct donations can also be sent via venmo @thepanjwaipodcast Be sure to like, follow, and/or subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Youtube, TuneIn, Amazon Music and many more. visit www.thepanjwaipodcast.com/listen for more information.    Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thepanjwaipodcast Instagram: @thepanjwaipodcast Twitter: @panjwaipodcast --------------------------------

Army Management Staff College (AMSC) Podcast
Episode 32 - Army Business Transformation and CESL-BT

Army Management Staff College (AMSC) Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 40:49


In this episode, our host Mr. David Howey meets with Dr. Charles (Chuck) Brandon, Office of Business Transformation, and Dr. Larry Wilson, Army Management Staff College, to discuss how Business Transformation is important to the Army, as well as how the Continuing Education for Senior Leaders - Business Transformation (CESL-BT) course helps senior leaders learn how to manage effectively. Dr. Brandon can be reached at charles.t.brandon.civ (at) mail (dot) mil. Dr. Wilson can be reached at lawrence.d.wilson.civ (at) mail (dot) mil. For questions, suggestions, or feedback, write us at usarmy.leavenworth.tradoc.mbx.armyu-amsc-podcast@mail.mil To learn more about the Army Management Staff College, visit our website at https://usacac.army.mil/organizations/cace/amsc No DoD or U.S. ARMY ENDORSEMENT IMPLIED. Any references to commercially available products or works are used for research and educational purposes only. Mention of any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the US Army, Department of Defense, or the United States Government. The views and opinions of the authors expressed herein do not state or reflect those of the United States Government and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. The mention of companies by name is solely for the purpose of representing educational framework and should not be implied as endorsement. Music: "Army Strong" composed by Mark Isham, arranged by Hector Munoz.

The Panjwai Podcast
Episode 24 - Supporting the Warfighter

The Panjwai Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 70:11


This week we are joined by U.S. Army Major Emily Tucker, former Logistician and current Information Operations Officer. In 2012, then Lieutenant Tucker commanded a security convoy running missions into and out of the Horn of Panjwai to support the combat operations at Masum Ghar, Zangabad, and occasionally Sperwan Ghar. Major Tucker talks about her experiences in Panjwai and Kandahar, as well as the lessons she learned there that set her up for continued success in the U.S. Army. ---------------------------------   The views expressed by the guests and hosts of this podcast do not represent the views of the Department of Defense or United States Government.   ——————————————— Also Available on:   Apple: https://buff.ly/3gTXet9 Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Kx6cjR Google: https://buff.ly/3b29R4z Podbean: https://buff.ly/2WoN0aF iHeartRadio: https://buff.ly/3nc5Wo1   Check out the video version of the podcast at : https://www.youtube.com/thepanjwaipodcast   For maps, photos and more information about Panjwai go to : https://www.thepanjwaipodcast.com/about-panjwai   You can donate and support the podcast on Patreon for as little as $3.00 a month. visit www.patreon.com/thepanjwaipodcast to learn more.   Direct donations can also be sent via venmo @thepanjwaipodcast Be sure to like, follow, and/or subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Youtube, TuneIn, Amazon Music and many more. visit www.thepanjwaipodcast.com/listen for more information.    Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thepanjwaipodcast Instagram: @thepanjwaipodcast Twitter: @panjwaipodcast --------------------------------

The Ever Evolving Truth
Unholy Trinity of Cults- Waco and the Branch Davidians

The Ever Evolving Truth

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 94:37


The first in a three part series: TEET- The UnHoly Trinity of Cults! In 1993, the United States Government engaged in a 51 day standoff with a fringe religious sect led by a megalomaniacal madman named David Koresh. It all ended in a fiery nightmare that would rival any conception of the Lake of Fire that men of God fear most. Don't miss this show!

The Panjwai Podcast
Episode 22 - The First Lieutenant

The Panjwai Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 84:13


Major Christopher Persons, U.S. Army Infantry, joins us this week to talk about his time serving as the Platoon Leader for 1st Platoon Bayonet Company 1-64 at COP Sperwan Ghar. Major Persons also gives us a rare insight into the state of politics and the truth on the ground in Panjwai as recent as his last deployment to the area in early 2020. Chris currently serves in one of the Army's Security Force Assistance Brigades, performing unique missions across the world. ------------------ The views and opinions of the hosts and guests are their own and do not represent the opinions of the Department Defense or the United States Government. ——————————————— Also Available on: Apple: https://buff.ly/3gTXet9 Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Kx6cjR Google: https://buff.ly/3b29R4z Podbean: https://buff.ly/2WoN0aF iHeartRadio: https://buff.ly/3nc5Wo1   For maps, photos and more information about Panjwai go to : https://www.thepanjwaipodcast.com/about-panjwai   You can donate and support the podcast on Patreon for as little as $3.00 a month. visit www.patreon.com/thepanjwaipodcast to learn more. Direct donations can also be sent via venmo @thepanjwaipodcast   Be sure to like, follow, and/or subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Youtube, TuneIn, Amazon Music and many more. visit www.thepanjwaipodcast.com/listen for more information.  Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thepanjwaipodcast Instagram: @thepanjwaipodcast Twitter: @panjwaipodcast --------------------------------

Paranormal Dads
UFO Special Report - Episode 56

Paranormal Dads

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2021 28:54


The Paranormal Dads discuss the otherworldly elephant in the room and discuss the upcoming Special Report from the United States Government regarding UFO's!! We'll be covering everything from Tic-Tacs (not the breath freshening kind) to USO's (Unidentified Submerged Object) and everything in between as we look to the stars on this special episode of Paranormal Dads! Thank you for listening! Follow Paranormal Dads On Social Media! RATE - REVIEW - SUBSCRIBE - SHARE Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/paranormaldads Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/paranormaldads Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/paranormaldads Website - http://www.paranormaldads.com Sound Effects: http://www.freesound.org Music: http://www.premiumbeat.com Paranormal Dads Theme Song: Trick or Treat by Notes Productions

Conspiracy Unlimited: Following The Truth Wherever It Leads

EPISODE #587 THE CHILDREN OF ROSWELL Renowned Roswell Investigators Don Schmitt and Tom Carey discuss the seven decades long legacy of fear, intimidation and cover ups after an unknown flying object crashed in New Mexico and was recovered by the United States Government. Guest: Don Schmitt is the former co-director of the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies, where he served as Director of Special Investigations for ten years.  Prior to that, he was a special investigator for the late Dr. J. Allen Hynek for the International UFO Reporter.  Guest: Tom Carey did a stint in the Air Force where he possessed a TOP SECRET/CRYPTO clearance, Tom became interested in anthropology and human evolution and received a Masters Degree in Anthropology from California State University, Sacramento. Tom then received a fellowship to pursue a Ph.D. in anthropology at the University of Toronto. Tom became interested in UFOs while in high school and rekindled that interest when he became the MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) State Section Director for Southeastern Pennsylvania (1986-2002). In that capacity, Tom investigated local UFO sightings in the Delaware Valley which encompasses the five-county area surrounding Philadelphia. Since 1991, Tom's research has focused solely on the so-called Roswell Incident and the alleged retrieval/cover-up by the U.S. Government of an alien spaceship and crew that crashed near the town of Roswell, New Mexico in July, 1947. Books: The Children of Roswell: A Seven-Decade Legacy of Fear, Intimidation and Cover-ups The Roswell Dig Diaries (Sci Fi Declassified) Witness to Roswell UFO Secrets Inside Wright-Patterson Roswell: The Chronological Pictorial Roswell: The Ultimate Cold Case SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS!!!   C60EVO -The Secret is out about this powerful anti-oxidant. The Purest C60 available is ESS60.  Buy Direct from the Source.  Buy Now and Save 10% – Use Coupon Code: EVRS at Checkout! Life Change and Formula 13 Teas All Organic, No Caffeine, Non GMO!  More Energy!  Order now, use the code 'unlimited' and ALL your purchases ships for free! Strange Planet Shop - If you're a fan of the radio show and the podcast, why not show it off?  Greats T-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, and more.  It's a Strange Planet - Dress For It! BECOME A PREMIUM SUBSCRIBER FOR LESS THAN $2 PER MONTH If you're a fan of this podcast, I hope you'll consider becoming a Premium Subscriber.  For just $1.99 per month, subscribers to my Conspiracy Unlimited Plus gain access to two exclusive, commercial-free episodes per month. They also gain access to my back catalog of episodes. The most recent 30 episodes of Conspiracy Unlimited will remain available for free.  Stream all episodes and Premium content on your mobile device by getting the FREE Conspiracy Unlimited APP for both IOS and Android devices... Available at the App Store and Google Play. To become a subscriber CLICK HERE or go to www.conspiracyunlimitedpodcast.com and click on GET ACCESS TO PREMIUM EPISODES.  

Daily News Brief by TRT World
Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Daily News Brief by TRT World

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 2:18


Afghanistan urges international community to push Taliban for talks and Croatia boots Scotland out to reach Euro 2020's last 16. *) Afghanistan accuses Taliban of worst violence in 2 decades Afghanistan's foreign minister has accused the Taliban of carrying out its worst violence in the past two decades as insurgents carry out a wave of offensives. Mohammad Haneef Atmar urged the international community to pressure the group to honour a February 2020 agreement with the US to reduce violence and enter peace negotiations. Atmar told the UN Security Council the community should set up a “mechanism” to monitor enforcement of the deal after the US troop withdrawal. *) Khashoggi's assassins received paramilitary training in US Four Saudis who participated in the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi received paramilitary training in the US under a contract approved by the State Department. That's according to a New York Times report which says training was provided by Tier 1 Group, which is owned by the private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management. Khashoggi, a Saudi-born US resident who wrote for the Washington Post, was an outspoken critic of the Saudi leadership, with which he had once been close. *) US seizes Iran-linked news sites The US Justice Department has seized 33 Iranian government-controlled media websites. Visitors to leading Iranian media sites were met with statements declaring the website "has been seized by the United States Government". The websites were held by the Iranian Islamic Radio and Television Union, itself controlled by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force. Both IRTVU and IRGC have been placed on the US sanctions blacklist. them. *) Catalan separatists eye freedom after Spain's Cabinet pardon Nine Catalan separatist leaders jailed for sedition are eyeing freedom, after Spain's Cabinet pardoned them. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez hopes the move would cease past confrontations with Catalonia's separatist-led regional government and open room for talks. The separatists were convicted over a banned referendum in October 2017 that was marred by police violence. And finally ... *) Croatia advances at Euro 2020 Croatia has qualified for the last 16 of the Euro 2020 after defeating Scotland 3-1. The Croatian side broke the deadlock when Nikola Vlasic scored in the 17th minute at Glasgow's Hampden Park. Scotland exited the tournament in last place in the group with only one point.

Wealthy Wellthy Wise
There's More to Cannabis w/John Malanca

Wealthy Wellthy Wise

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 70:06


Guess what?! In this week's episode, I shared my first EVER experience with drugs…! And let's just say it was a funny moment I will never forget.  My guest, John Malanca and I talked all about Cannabis and this topic really hits home for me, as I've dealt with cancer within my family— so I have a different narrative about cannabis than before.   There's a whole new world out there! John went through a family hardship in 2011, and he and his wife, Corinne, founded United Patients Group (UPG), a trusted resource and leader in medical cannabis information and education for patients, physicians, pharmacists, governments, and organizations, both domestically and internationally. John's Cannabis company was the first to be invited to the United States Government in the U.S. Capital!

The Prophecy Club - All Broadcasts
Two More Confirmations to Internal Revolution 06/08/2021 - Audio

The Prophecy Club - All Broadcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 30:00


The Bible says In the mouth of two or three witnesses, let a thing be established. There are people from the United Kingdom, Australia and Japan that possibly don't even know one another, yet they all are saying the Internal Revolution is very close - the actual overthrow of the United States Government.

ChooseFI
310 | Get Good with Money | Tiffany Aliche, The Budgetnista

ChooseFI

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2021 43:56


“When you are financially whole in the way I’ll teach you to be, you won’t have to live in fear. You’ll have a plan for each area of your finances so that they are constantly working on your behalf“. — Tiffany Aliche America’s favorite budget expert, Tiffany Aliche joins us to discuss her new book, Get Good With Money. Financial fear can come from financial trauma and drama. When you know that the money you are making isn’t quite enough for the things that you absolutely need, or you can foresee a future when your finances will not be okay, most of us carry that fear secretly and with a sense of shame. Tiffany wants her community of more than 500,000 Dreamcatchers to release that shame, focus on solutions, and create plans that actually work. According to Tiffany, wealth is more than just money in the bank. It’s really a mindset, which is the building block of personal finance. People often chase an end goal without a foundation to ensure they will still be okay if something were to happen. Tiffany’s teachings are foundational. The goal is to give you the foundation that you need to go on greatness, such as investing at a high level, buying the home you want, or starting a business. For many of us, fear comes from a lack of knowledge and it takes an external, traumatizing incident to awaken us. Tiffany wants to reach people before they get to that point by normalizing financial education early on. Tiffany’s approach is three-pronged: knowledge, access, and community. She delivers knowledge through her blog, The Budgetnista, and podcast, Brown Ambition. For access, she showcases other financial educators, like the ChooseFI Foundation, to those who want a financial education for the children and community. And finally, she built Dreamcatchers for the third prong, community, so that people know they are not alone. The 10 components that constitute financial wholeness are budgeting, savings, debt, credit, and learning how to earn for the first tier. In the second tier, she includes investing for retirement and wealth, insurance, net worth, your professional money team, and estate planning. This foundation of financial wholeness is what you build the rest of your goals, hopes, and dreams on. While writing her book, Tiffany decided to Google, Jake the Thief, a man from her past who had caused her financial trauma. She discovered that he had escalated his thieving behavior from poor 20-something-year-old women to defrauding the United States Government and he is currently sitting in federal prison. Jake’s story is a cautionary tale. Sometimes the wrong thing or risky behavior works for a short period of time. But it’s important to learn how to manage your money from the ground up versus from the top down because you can lose it all if you don’t know how you really built what you built. Tiffany ended up with credit card and student loan debt and a mortgage she could no longer pay for, In total, it was around $300,000 in debt. That experience taught her that her father was right, slow and steady wins the race. She now takes her time and is very methodical with her decisions. Even it means taking a loss, she’ll take a short-term loss if it means a long-term win. Once she built her foundation, she was able to build wealth much more quickly. She wants others to have the opportunity to build the life that they want. After reading her book and matching one of her workshops, Jonathan says he likes how good Tiffany is at organizational structure and categorizing things. With budgeting, Tiffany assigns control categories to expenses. First, she lists all of the expenses and then assigns them to categories. The first category is B, or bills, like a mortage. Some of those bills are usage bills that fluctuate depending on usage, such as water or electricity. She puts a U in front of those Bs. Everything else is a C, meaning cash or choice expenses, because these are expenses you have choices over, like haircuts or gas for the car. Categorizing in this way can help determine if you have a spending-too-much issue, or a not-earning-enough issue, when there isn’t enough at the end of the month. If most of your money is going to Cs, you are spending too much because of your choices. If most is going to Bs and UBs, you aren’t making enough to take care of your financial responsibilities. When things are temporarily tight, you know you can look at your Cs and make some cuts there first. If it’s not enough, move to the second level, UBs. If that’s still not enough, move up to the Bs. Tiffany’s father taught her in an age-appropriate way about the financial consequences of her actions and says it’s a lesson we could learn as adults. A budget isn’t deprivation, Tiffany says it’s your “say yes plan”. Budgets are like your mom. She wants to say yes, but there is an “if” button. You can do the things you want, but only if you’ve lined yourself up in a way that makes it sustainable and safe. If you can master your budget and look at it differently, it is there to accommodate your goals, hopes, and dreams. But it might require you to give something up. Jonathan thinks Tiffany’s book speaks well to those who are broke. When writing it at the height of the pandemic when people were losing jobs and scared, she didn’t want to leave behind those starting in negative territory. She wanted to give them permission to focus just on their sleep, health, and safety. It’s okay to focus on expenses related to health and safety and tell everyone else that you don’t have it right now. You will get to them when you get to a safer place financially. 30% Whole is the chapter Jonathan thinks is worth the book’s price all on its own and you really need to know these tips if you are in debt, such as dealing with debt collectors or mortgage lenders during foreclosure. You can insist on a debt verification letter to verify that they have the right to inquire about it. Debt freedom is a goal, but it’s not the goal. You can be debt-free and still broke. Financial freedom is an incomplete picture. There may still be holes in areas like insurance and estate planning. The FIRE movement is great, but Tiffany believes there is a holistic view that is missing. Not matter how high or low your income, financial wholeness is available and accessible to everyone. Tiffany Aliche Website:  The Budgetnista Podcast: Brown Ambition Resources Mentioned In Today’s Conversation ChooseFI Episode 240 From Financial Imperfection to America’s Favorite Budget Expert | Tiffany Aliche Get a copy of Tiffany Aliche’s book at getgoodwithmoney.com. If You Want To Support ChooseFI: Earn $1,000 in cashback with ChooseFI’s 3-card credit card strategy.  Share FI by sending a friend ChooseFI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence.