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Archive for March 2016

Moses and Savanna come over to discuss their thoughts on how the world may someday end. Will we go out with a whimper or with a bang? Or will we even see it happen in our lifetime? Society is obsessed with the apocalypse for many reasons. First and foremost, it's a great evolutionary fear. We are put on this earth for perpetuation of the species and this means self-preservation at all costs. The apocalypse threatens to take this all away and Hollywood knows this sells tickets to blockbusters.

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Mike came over last night with a nice bottle of whiskey to talk about his recent trip to the Dominican Republic with Rotary International se we went out on the back porch and hit "record". He shares his experiences fixing one room/dirt floor homes in some of the most impoverished areas of the island nation. This of course leads us to discuss the stark differences in ideas of wealth and poverty between the 1st and 3rd worlds. Why do some of the oldest know civilizations in the world look like the setting of an apocalyptic movie? Why is the United States, a relatively new nation in the vast scheme of things, so well established with solid infrastructure and wealth (remember wealth is comparatively different for each society). We also go off on our usual tangents of working out (is crossfit good or bad), whiskey, cigars in the Dominican, the status of Mike's new bar here in Clayton, NC, and we even delve into Genghis Khan!

I hope you enjoyed this off-the-cuff live feel episode... in other words, I didn't feel like editing ; )

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Mr. Mark Garrison, a Warrant Officer in the US Army during the Vietnam War and author of "Guts N' Gunships: What it was Really Like to Fly Combat Helicopters in Vietnam" shares some of his experiences with us in today's show. Running out of college money during the mid-1960s meant he had little choice but to sign up for the Army before the Army came and got him anyways. He refused to run for the border and wanted to somewhat control his destiny, therefore he volunteered under the promise that he would become a pilot. As the sleeve of his book explains:

"Straight from college, to the US Army, to command pilot of a four ton gunship with a four man crew in Vietnam. From college chess games to a game of life and death. It was surreal to say the least. In this book I pour my heart out and bare my soul to tell you what that was like, from basic to Vietnam and back."

I hope you enjoy this show. It was an honor to have Mr. Garrison as a part of the WWIPodcast experience.

 

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