Episode 06 – Do Your Job–And Persuade Someone to do Theirs

Haven’t you always wanted to know about the defense Budget?  Sure, we all have.  Plus how Congress is a bigger threat to the military than any enemy.  And six ways to persuade.

https://www.amazon.com/Influence-Psychology-Persuasion-Robert-Cialdini/dp/006124189X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1489553781&sr=1-1&keywords=influence+the+psychology+of+persuasion

https://youarenotsosmart.com/

http://www.defensenews.com/articles/us-house-passes-2017-defense-appropriations-to-uncertain-prospects-in-senate

Episode 05 – Deep State

How deep is the deep state? And can a combination of bureaucratic inertia and executive incompetence keep the ship of state lumbering in the right direction?

Plus more Prudent or Paranoid!

http://www.history.com/news/ask-history/who-was-ataturk

https://warontherocks.com/2017/02/my-love-letter-to-the-deep-state/

http://www.latimes.com/politics/washington/la-na-essential-washington-updates-vice-admiral-turns-down-national-1487292435-htmlstory.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/02/24/mcmaster-knows-how-national-security-policy-can-go-wrong-will-that-help-him/?utm_term=.5498d7483e3f

 

Episode 04 – Reasonable and Rationable

The President authorized a counter-terrorism raid in Yemen, which went about as well as these things tend to go.  Is Trump’s counter-terrorism strategy just more of the same?  Meanwhile we’re pitching in to help refugees.  And Terry is trying to figure out how to talk to people without going crazy.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/09/world/middleeast/09raid.html

http://www.aeinstein.org/books/on-strategic-nonviolent-conflict-thinking-about-the-fundamentals/

http://www.npr.org/2017/02/10/514378178/fact-check-trumps-yemen-raid-winning-mission-or-failure-its-not-so-simple

http://overduepodcast.com/episodes/2017/1/16/episode-220-the-us-constitution

Episode 03 – Holy Toledo!

Updated version.

Is it OK to punch a Nazi? And what do the Tuskegee Airmen, The Battle of Thermopylae, and talking on the phone have to do with activism? Plenty!

This week we talk about how to call your representatives, how to keep going for the long haul, and how to lose so we can win.

https://airandspace.si.edu/stories/editorial/black-wings-life-african-american-aviation-pioneer-william-powell

The Indivisible Handbook: https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

http://www.af.mil/AboutUs/Biographies/Display/tabid/225/Article/107298/general-benjamin-oliver-davis-jr.aspx

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/trump-arab-leaders-234344

Episode 02 – Paranoia, Drones, and Strategy vs. Tactics

Items from Terry’s end-of-the-world kit: Prudent or Paranoid?

Also, the recent BBC article and what it’s like to be a drone pilot.

Finally, confronting the strategy vs. the tactics of what you want from your government.

Show links:

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-38506932

https://www.democracynow.org/2015/11/20/numbing_horrible_former_drone_operator_brandon

https://www.amazon.com/Predator-Remote-Control-Afghanistan-Pilots-Story-ebook/dp/B004QGY07I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484638122&sr=8-1&keywords=martin+predator

Episode 01 – Will the World End in Nuclear Fire Under Trump

The short answer is “no.” The longer answer is: the combination of Donald Trump and nuclear weapons is scary. But there’s a lot of reasons why nuclear war is not going to suddenly break out. And in the meantime we need to shore up our local civic institutions.The short answer is “no.” The longer answer is: the combination of Donald Trump and nuclear weapons is scary. But there’s a lot of reasons why nuclear war is not going to suddenly break out. And in the meantime we need to shore up our local civic institutions.