Episode-1936- Listener Feedback for 1-23-17 — 19 Comments

  1. I asked Jack sometime around 2012 on his advice about starting a podcast. He has never changed his opinion about this. He said. Do it and do it often. Quit waiting and don’t worry about being perfect. Just do it! That’s not an exact quote but its close. Also Jack is right. Levelator works great! I use it on interviews because the quality of each guest varies depending on what they have and what they use. If I have a podcaster on, they usually have good equipment with great sound. But I’ve done phone interviews with low sound but good quality and Levelator helps a lot. Listen to Jack. He knows what he’s talking about.

  2. 35 years is excessive when you can’t point to single death from Manning’s negligence. We don’t normally hand out sentences for criminal negligence resulting in death with more than 14 years at that. I see your reasoning, but 7 years sounds like time served to me. If evidence of lives lost arises, I’ll change my tune.

    • I just gave it to you! I would say any IED that went outside out detection methods after the leak is suspect and the shear numbers make it unlikely that their are none.

      There is more, a lot more, several people reached out to me and gave me specific information I was asked not to make public but it is far more damning.

      Let me ask you, how long is a “fair sentence” for someone who leaks the exact frequencies we are using to detect and disarm IEDs?

      You know such actions would not just cost US lives but civilian lives as well.

      • If they did it incidentally in a data dump without malice and you can’t give me the specific name of even one life lost? Like I said, 7 years sounds like time served. Manning is not a threat to society. I’m not interested in wasting tax dollars keeping a non-violent criminal locked up based on a hypothesis, or anyone’s word that they have “far more damning” information. Like I said, I see your reasoning. I’m not trying to say they should go without consequences. If you gave me specific names of lives lost, then I would say 14 years for criminal negligence resulting in death, which is typically the maximum for such a crime in this country. 35 years is excessive and sounds like you’d just be trying to make an example out of them. I don’t support that level of jurisprudence against someone who in essence made a bad judgment call. If it was intentional I’d give them life, but you and I both know that’s not the case.

        Just one man’s opinion.

        • I understand where ya’ll are coming from, but I really find it hard to blame the death and destruction on a soldier with good intentions rather than those responsible for orchestrating these several undeclared wars “our” country is now responsible for.

          I also think that leaks that have a lot of black lines drawn all over them tend to lose their credibility. Manning has tons more credibility than Snowden who only released information that had already been leaked by others in earlier years. Nobody learned anything new from Snowden. The only thing notable about Snowden was the huge amount of mainstream media coverage. Which also affects his credibility.

        • “Nobody learned anything new from Snowden”. Wow, just wow, a statement that is completely indefensible in true context. Sure MUCH of what Snowden released had been discussed, claimed to be true, etc. What Snowden did that NO ONE BEFORE HIM DID was provide undeniable proof.

        • I am just going to say this, it is highly likely that the panel at the courts martial were given specific examples down to name and exactly how lives were cost and bodies were maimed. Again after years of taking your stance several people actually gave me concrete examples they can’t state publicly due to NDAs etc. If I were to give some myself they are SO SPECIFIC as to likely reveal their source, and that is pretty fucking specific. But believe what you want, it won’t change anything at all what either of us believe in this situation.

    • I think Jack hit it on the head. Obama wouldn’t have commuted the sentence if Manning wasn’t Transgendered. Complete pandering and nothing else.

  3. btw – Elie Wiesel was a Holocause death camp survivor. His memoir of the camps was described as “a thin volume of terrifying power.” He won at least one Pulitzer. Also won the Nobel Peace Prize.

  4. I don’t believe anything about anything. Only developing my opinions based on the data I have seen/experienced. And of course it doesn’t change anything. But if I kept my opinions to myself then I wouldn’t be able fix them when needed. The crux of my point is that I think it is immoral for our soldiers to have been ordered into Iraq and Afghanistan in the first place, not to mention the rest of the middle east. There is more evidence in regards to 9/11 that points to Israel, Saudi Arabia, CIA and others in our own government.

  5. To the person who wants to start a 3D printing business. If you’re willing to take a small job please contact me. I’ve been having a hell of a time finding a 3D printer who is willing to do the 12-15 prints I need.

  6. What was the WordPress hosting that Jack recommended to start with? I think it was Host Gator.

  7. Holy Crap Jack that TSP workshop sounds absolutely incredible! Man, oh man, I wish I could go. Literally EVERYTHING you listed is something I’m interested in. But scheduling conflicts. 🙁

    Maybe do an exact repeat in the fall, Jack???

  8. History segments – my dad was born in 1931 and I’ve been reading his history of his early life growing up in rural NM. And it is interesting to take these years and go back and see what my dad was doing then. His childhood was not easy, born into a 10 x 12 log home, later a 8 x 12 addition added on. Often stuffing old pillows and trash into windows to keep out the wind and snow. There were rafters in his home they would use to hang stuff on, chin ups until they were used for firewood. I think he was hungry most of his childhood, learned to fish and hunt at an early age so he could have more to eat.

    A traveling nurse would visited occasionally and give the school age kids shots. He hated those shots, turns out that he was so underfed that the needle would hit bone and bend, then tear up tissue as the bent needle came out.

    How venison fed much of their town until deer became scare and hunting laws prohibited year around hunting and how people were starving as venison was their source of meat, esp in the winter.

    He often didn’t own a pair of shoes, or even a shirt until it was his turn to make one out of a flour sack. Neighbors often stole from each other’s gardens. He had a couple dogs eaten by hungry people in the community. He remembers going to his grandfather’s and sneaking some of the “cottage cheese” they fed to the turkeys. How he caught his youngest brother nursing off the family cat, trying to get a little milk.

    His dad wasn’t around much as he grew up, often working places out of town to see what money he could make. His 3 older brothers fought in WWII. One of his older sisters was an observer for the first nuclear bomb testing. They had a small radio but only used it occasionally to hear the news as batteries were expensive and they often didn’t have enough money to buy replacements.

    How the government started to pay people not to grow stuff, and how the same farm stuff was passed around and resold to various people in the community so they could that kind of farmer and then paid not to grow it anymore.

    When he was 10 his dad left an old model A Ford which wouldn’t work and said anyone of his sons who could get it running could keep it. My dad fixed it and got it running and was excited to have a car, but the adults were you aren’t old enough to drive nor have a license and gave it to an older brother. And when it broke that brother still expected my dad to fix it for him. The brother was using it for an out of town job to help bring in some money.

    In the mid 40’s things got better as he was able to do more and his siblings were able to find employment/businesses. The whole community seemed to be doing somewhat better then.

    His town did not get electricity until 1948, water and plumbing until the 50’s.

    My dad has always had a large garden, he and mom have always canned and stored food. I can understand more now seeing his background. He is in his 80’s, has a room in his basement full of bottles of canned food which they raised on their quarter acre yard. I know just grape juice alone they bottled a couple hundred quarts this past year.