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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 fo
"Where are the carriers?" Regardless of the writing, talking, and pontificating about "Why the carriers?" - when there is a real world crisis - leaders still ask, "Where are the carriers."
Since we waived the requirement for a floor of 11, we have drifted to the new normal of 10 without dedicated additional funding. 10 isn't even an accurate number. With one undergoing nuclear refueling - you really have 9. Knowing what it takes to deploy, train, maintenance and preparing to train for deployment - in normal times, it takes 9 to make three if you are lucky. If you have an emergency that requires multiple carriers onstation - you run out of options very fast, and the calendar gets very small.
Surge? If as Rear Admiral Thomas Moore, USN said last year, “We’re an 11-carrier Navy in a 15-carrier world.” - what risk are we taking with 9 that can get underway?
Our guest for the full hour to discuss this and more will be Bryan McGrath, CDR, USN (Ret.), Managing Director of The FerryBridge Group. We will use as a basis for our discussion the article he co-authored with the American Enterprise Institute's Mackenzie Eaglen, America's Navy needs 12 carriers and 3 hubs.
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Dan Martell has been making waves and taking risks since he was a teenager.
We discussed his stories of failure (learning experiences), succes, and what led to the founding of the amazing tool Clarity.fm.
Dan shared some great tips on starting your own business/start-up, getting financing (if you even need it), and how he got started as an entrepreneur.
Short bio on Dan:
I’ve been an entrepreneur most of my life – having started at 18 – failing twice (Maritime Vacation, NBHost) – before finally figuring it out. When I was 24 I bootstrapped Spheric Technologies, a social enterprise consulting and applications company. The company grew by 150%+ each year, raked in many business awards, employing 30+ before I sold it in May of 2008. After that, I took some time off, but eventually decided to move to San Francisco. After a few months, I co-founded Flowtown, a social marketing application, which raised venture funding and eventually got acquired by Demandforce.com (NASDAQ: INTU) in 2011. In January of 2012 I started Clarity, a platform that helps entrepreneurs find, schedule and pay for great advice over the phone to grow their business. We’ve raised $1.6M in funding from some amazing investors and are currently growing 30% each month. It’s a problem I’m passionate about solving and believe it has the potential to positively affect a billion people over the next 10 years.
Their mission: To eliminate plastic pollution through research education and direct action.
The Clean Oceans Project (TCOP) is a 501c3 marine environmental non-profit organization in Santa Cruz, California with a vision of an ocean free of plastic pollution. Our scientific response to plastic accumulation in the oceans locates plastic debris concentrations, removes it from the environment with minimal impact and processes it into fuel to run the operation. TCOP programs begin with education and training to create efficient and effective teams for future expeditions to document and remove plastic from remote environments.
Jim “Captain Homer” Holm has over 30 years in the maritime trades on various configurations of sail and motor craft including private luxury yachts, sport fishing vessels, grand prix racing sailboats, marine research vessels, square-rigged training ships and fast rescue boats.
He has crossed the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas, transited the Panama Canal and voyaged between California, Hawaii and Pacific islands including French Polynesia, Fiji, Vanuatu, Australia, New Zealand and the Marshall Islands.
His management experience includes developing and operating acclaimed marine environmental educational programs for clients including O’Neill International and Monterey Bay Aquarium as well as building and managing rental housing in California and Arkansas and conducting successful fundraisers for Autism in Santa Cruz, Ca.
As Director of “The Clean Oceans Project” Homer assembled the technology and techniques to locate and harvest plastic debris from the marine environment and recycle it into fuel to power the operation.
Homer has been involved in watersports since youth and is an active surfer, paddler, sailor and diver and has emergency medical training.
1. According to RIA Novosti, Russia has dispatched four strategic bombers on a 24-hour patrol over the Arctic Ocean. Russian authorities have recently called for tighter security along the country’s Arctic frontiers and along its maritime transportation routes in the polar region. Arctic territories are believed to hold vast untapped reserves of oil and gas. They have increasingly been at the center of disputes between the United States, Russia, Canada, Norway and Denmark. 2. According t
Iran invades the United States with Jack Sparrow's dinghy and the SS Minnow, and Admiral Obama orders a full retreat; US-Argentine relations get bundled; Only one way to stop IRS anti-Tea Party oppression; The CBO spills more Obamapressionary details on ObamaCare's anti-jobs impact; And anybody want to make a confetti angel?
In the early 20th century, Argentina was one of the richest countries in the world. While Great Britain’s maritime power and its far-flug empire had propelled it to the dominate Position among the world’s industrialized nations, only the United States challenged Argentina for the position of the world’s second most powerful economy. In 1915, Argentina elected a new president Hipolito Irigoyen that formed a party called The Radicals under the banner of “fundamental
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The 7th Step Society of Canada evolved from the 7th Step Foundation in the USA which was founded by Bill Sands - an ex offender, in Kansas State Pen in 1963. It was started in Canada in 1967 in Haney Correctional Institution, British Columbia by Tom Gordon and Jack Lynch. It became Incorporated in Canada as a National Charitable Organization in 1984 - Founding members Pat Graham, Bea Graham and George Myette. They are currently active in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Nova Scotia, PEI and Newfoundland. They have a National volunteer board comprised of non and ex offenders and receive a small annual sustaining grant from Public Safety Canada and donations from members to support national activities. Provincial chapter/members operate self help groups in provincial and federal prisons as well as community based support groups. The underlying philosophy is similar to the 12 Steps to Sobriety of AA but is not focused on substance abuse but rather on living free in society. They are not a "faith based" organization but are an organization based on faith - faith that people can change. Alberta is the largest provincial chapter with a 35 bed halfway house in Calgary as well as public education and outreach programs funded by United Way, Alberta Law Foundation and CSC. The Maritime region is the fastest growing segment of 7th Step at present.
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On the January 22, 2014 edition of Nature of Reality Radio I welcome former sheriff's deputy, former air force veteran, and current Rule of Law Radio Show co-host Eddie Craig to discuss how the system of law in our reality makes life a pain in the butt and is designed to screw us over. Eddie is well known for his work exposing the traffic ticket scam. We will also take calls, and if you have any legal issues then by all means take this opportunity to talk to Eddie. I also encourage eve