• 01:03

    Episode 216: Maritime Strategy and Control of the Seas with Seth Cropsey

    in Military

    What direction do we need to go for our next maritime strategy? Using he recent article, Control of the Seas, as our starting point, our guest for the full hour will be Seth Cropsey, Senior Fellow and director of Hudson Institute's Center for American Seapower.  


    He served in government at the Defense Department as Assistant to the SECDEF Caspar Weinberger and then as Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy in the Reagan & Bush administrations, where he was responsible for the Navy’s position on efforts to reorganize DoD, development of the maritime strategy, the Navy’s academic institutions, naval special operations, and burden-sharing with NATO allies. In the Bush administration, Cropsey moved to OSD to become acting assistant secretary, and then principal deputy assistant SECDEF for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict.


    During the period that preceded the collapse of the USSR—from 1982 to 1984—Cropsey directed the editorial policy of the Voice of America on the Solidarity movement in Poland, Soviet treatment of dissidents, and other issues. Returning to public diplomacy in 2002 as director of the US government’s International Broadcasting Bureau, Cropsey supervised the agency as successful efforts were undertaken to increase radio and television broadcasting to the Muslim world.

    Cropsey’s work in the private sector includes reporting for Fortune magazine & as a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and as director of the Heritage Foundation’s Asia Studies Center from 1991-94.


    His articles have been published in the Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, Foreign Affairs, Commentary magazine, RealClear World, & others.

  • 00:23

    Over the Bar - A Maritime Story of Oregon

    in Blogs

    Lischen M. Miller wrote "Over the Bar," in the 19th century. It is a maritime tale of an old sea captain who spent many years of his life wondering what happened to his two beloved sons. The mystery tale is read by Finn J.D. John of Offbeat Oregon.

  • 02:00

    Winston Shrout: What You Should Know About Commerce And Admiralty/Maritime Law

    in Legal

    On the June 11, 2014 edition of "Nature of Reality Radio" I welcome Winston Shrout who is widely viewed as one of the world's foremost experts on commerce and admiralty/maritime law to discuss the who, what, when, where, why, and how of commerce and especially how it's related to the law. Commerce affects us in so many ways (even at a spiritual level) and Winston can help provide solutions on how to deal with it from a down to earth and spiritual perspective. We will also take calls.


    Winston's site: http://www.wssic.com

  • 03:59

    YUSEF EL- MARITIME MONDAYS- JUST WHAT IS ACOMMON LAW TRUST?

    in Education

    Common law (also known as case law or precedent) is law developed by judges through decisions of courts and similar tribunals that decide individual cases, as opposed to statutes adopted through the legislative process or regulations issued by the executive branch.[1]


     

  • 01:01

    Episode 273: Partnership, Influence, Presence and the role of the MSC

    in Military

    This week we will return to the “unsexy but important” topic, specifically that of “alternative naval platforms and missions.”


    In part, the concepts that underlay Jerry Hendrix’s “Influence Squadrons” are in practice on a smaller scale today. In most cases they are being conducted using Military Sealift Command assets and the Navy Reserve.


    To focus on this part of our maritime power, our guest for the full hour will be Commander Chris Rawley, USNR. President of Periplus Holdings in his day job, he is also Commanding Officer of the Military Sealift Command Afloat Mission Command and Control Units in the Navy Reserve, in addition to being Vice President of the Center for International Maritime Security.

  • 01:03

    Episode 272: Naval Professionalism; up, down, and back again - with Will Beasley

    in Military

    What are the intellectual responsibilities of the naval professional? What is the canon sound thought in the maritime realm is based?
    Historically, what has been done, what has worked, and what should we be doing? Should the naval professional just focus on his narrow area of expertise, or does he need to have a more interdisciplinary approach to his intellectual development?


    Our guest to discuss this and more for the full hour will be William M. Beasley, Jr.,  associate attorney with Phelps Dunbar, LLP in Mississippi. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Mississippi with a BA and MA in history where his graduate thesis examined the impact of popular culture, inter-service rivalry, civil-military relations, strategic planning, and defense unification on the "Revolt of the Admirals" of 1949.



    Mr. Beasley received his JD from the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he served on the editorial board of the Mississippi Law Journal. Prior to joining Phelps Dunbar, Mr. Beasley worked as a research consultant with the Potomac Institute in Arlington, Virginia. He is a member of the Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC) and his work on maritime history and security has appeared in Proceedings, The Strategy Bridge, and USNI Blog.
     

  • 00:32

    Transition from present social caste system of colonialism is brutal.

    in Social Networking

    Though ‘THE BLACK CODES’ pervade all levels of the union states’ governments, the HEART AND SOUL ENFORCERS of the Christian Black Codes are the Union States – At Large -. All state governments, quasi-government agencies, State courts, Municipal, city and Borough courts and de facto, maritime and admiralty traffic tribunals are European Colonial Christian Black Codes enforcing corporations. They use coercion to force licensing, permits, State (colonists) certification, etc., on the indigenous Moors.


    Borough courts: An inferior Court of record for the trial of civil actions which by charter, custom or otherwise, is, or ought to be, holden in a borough, but does not include a County Court. (Municipal Corporations Act, 1882, s. 7.)


    Municipal Corporations Act 1835


    Boroughs had existed in England and Wales since mediæval times. By the late Middle Ages they had come under royal control, with corporations established by royal charter. These corporations were not popularly elected: characteristically they were self-selecting oligarchies, were nominated by tradesmen's guilds or were under the control of the lord of the manor.


    Oligarchies: small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution

  • 00:33

    THE NEW SHADOW AMICUSVERITAS

    in Politics

    POLITICAL ANIMALS---Wendell Wilkie  Republican Candidate for President 1940--aka "The Barefoot Boy from Wall Street"


    Rare audio historical extract--Wilkie Presidential fight song


    2. Wilkie accepts the Republican Presidential Nomination.


    Wilkie died in 1944---How would history be changed?


    ON THE WEST COAST WATERFRONT--9 Month Strike--Although this union has been contaminated by longtime corruption, this time 2015, they appear to have a valid safety workplace issue dispute with the Pacific Maritime Association.   What would Harry Bridges have done in this type of strike?


    What US Navy Intelligence did to prevent strikes on both coasts during WW2-


    How the Government reneged on the promise it made to Lucy Luciano--the Mafia Chieftan


    2-18--Births-Deaths & Events relevant to US(a)


     


     

  • 00:30

    EP 9: Christy Rutherford Shares Transition Tips, Her Entrepreneurial Endeavors

    in Military

    Christy Rutherford is the President of Advocates For Veterans, a veteran owned company that gives veterans direct access to trustworthy veteran organizations, services, events and seminars in less than a minute. An author, she recently published “Rules of Engagement for the Civilian Job Market” to assist veterans in understanding how to successfully navigate their transition into the civilian sector.


    Christy Rutherford served over 16 years as an active duty Coast Guard officer and is one of only 16 African American women to ever achieve the rank of O-5 in the Coast Guard’s 244 year history. Her tours expanded from: drug interdictions on the high seas; emergency response/dispatch to hundreds of major/minor maritime accidents; enforcing federal laws on 100’s of oil/hazardous material companies; responding to the needs of the citizens in New Orleans two days after Hurricane Katrina; a Congressional Fellowship with the House of Representatives and lastly a position that combined them all.


    Christy earned a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business from South Carolina State University, a Master of Business Administration from Averett University, a Diploma Sous Chef de Patisserie from Alain and Marie Lenotre Culinary Institute, and a Certification in Executive Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University.


    Among her many professional accomplishments, her national recognition includes the Coast Guard Dorothy Stratton Leadership Award, Cambridge Who’s Who Amongst Executives and Professionals, Career Communications STEM Technology All-Star and the Edward R. Williams Award for Excellence In Diversity.


    Christy’s military personal awards include a Meritorious Service Medal, two Commendation Medals, three Achievement Medals, and three Letters of Commendation.

  • 01:06

    Episode 268: 21st Century Sims

    in Military

    Who was "The Gun Doctor," the officer who over a century ago led the revolution in naval gunnery, the development of torpedo boat and destroyer operations, and during WWI served as the senior US naval commander in Europe?  More than the man instrumental in the establishment of the convoy system that helped keep the United Kingdom from starvation in the conflict, following the war his leadership as president of the Naval War College he help to established the creative and innovative Navy that in the interwar period developed the operating concepts for the submarines and aircraft carriers that led the victory in World War II.


    What are the lessons of a century ago taught by Admiral William S. Sims, USN that are critically important for the serving officer today?


    Our guest for the full hour to discuss this latest book, 21st Century Sims, will be returning guest, LCDR Benjamin Armstrong, USN.


    Benjamin "BJ" Armstrong is a naval aviator who has served as a helicopter pilot flying amphibious search and rescue and special warfare missions and as the Officer-in-Charge of a Navy helicopter gunship detachment deployed for counter-piracy and counter-terror operations. He is a PhD Candidate in the Department of War Studies, King's College, London.

  • 01:59

    Old School Wrestling RoundTable - The Golden Age of the Territories

    in Wrestling

    Join us tonight as we welcome Maritime Wrestling's unofficial historian, John Greeley and Atlanta, Georgia's T.C. to "Pure Class" for a Round Table discussion on all things old-school.  The BassMan & Co-Host Jeff Docherty welcome YOUR calls for this two hour discussion about wrestling the way it was in the glory days of the era of the independent territories. If you're a fan of wrestling in the 70's & 80s', this will be one show you won't want to miss!

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