Nov 13, 2014

General Wesley Clark: Seal Team 6 Should Not Be Cashing In......

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Wesley Clark speaking01 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
According to General Wesley Clark, today on Geraldo Rivera WABC New York, the members of Seal Team 6 involved in the killing of Osama Bin Laden should not be cashing in on their military experience.

He was very adamant that these individuals speaking out about the activities involved in this very strategic and dangerous mission are giving away our secrets and putting our troops and our country in harms way.

General Clark stated to Geraldo Rivera there are also very many people involved in strategic commands in the Army and other areas of the military that do not talk after important events--he went on to say it was very wrong and he is totally against it.

General Wesley Clark said that Vladamir Putin has invaded the Ukraine and that he feels like he can change international borders at will.  He feels we should give assistance to the Ukraine but not sent troops.

He said this is a very important time in the world today because China, Russia, Iran are all marching toward achieving more strength internationally.

Geraldo Rivera did a good job of asking the former Presidential Candidate questions and getting all of the info without interrupting or becoming angry if he did disagree.

Well done, Geraldo and General Clark, for giving us information of what is gong on in the world today.

Another good show on WABC 77 New York:  Joan Hamburg on Saturdays......and this week she will feature an interview with Vanessa Redgrave.

Thank you for reading....from the ronnie republic radio round-up.

copied from Yahoo Travel.......

Alone in Paradise: The Truth About Being a Travel Blogger

Alone in Paradise: The Truth About Being a Travel Blogger
The upside of being a travel blogger is being able to photograph locations like Santorini in Greece. (The Planet D)
It’s going on six years since my husband, Dave, and I quit our jobs and started a life as digital nomads. Ever since a five-week trip to Thailand in 2000 put a spark back in our 10-year relationship, we had been searching for ways to make travel a larger part of our lives. In 2008, we finally made that dream happen. It all started when we signed up for the world’s longest cycling race from Cairo to Cape Town, South Africa. If we could ride a bicycle for 12,000 km (about 7,500 miles) through deserts and over mountains in some of the most remote countries of the world, we could make our mark as the ultimate adventure couple. We could prove that ordinary people can achieve extraordinary dreams.

Deb and Dave participating in the absolutely insane (and awesome) Mongol Rally race in Mongolia. (The Planet D)
When we returned from Africa, we shared our travel experiences on our travel blog, The Planet D. For a year, we worked full-time at our jobs in the film business by day and on our blog at night. Twelve months later, we were back on the road with the goal of becoming full-time travelers. Now, here we are, five years later running an award-winning travel blog that has given us the opportunity to partner with some of the world’s largest travel brands.

Being able to work somewhere like this truly does seem like a dream. (The Planet D)
When people see our lives from afar, it truly looks like a dream. We have been to 100 countries and all seven continents. We have stayed in everything from luxurious, five-star hotels to rugged Bedouin desert camps. We’ve had amazing adventures from diving with great white sharks to flying our own stunt plane. Sounds pretty dreamy doesn’t it?
But it takes a certain type of person to live on the road. You have to genuinely love the act of travel. Being an entrepreneur and running your own business is never easy, but doing it on the road can feel almost impossible. That is why the number one piece of advice we give aspiring bloggers is to make sure you love to travel. Find what you love about travel, and that will be your anchor. Many people discover that after a few months on the road, they yearn to go home. So travel for yourself before you decide to make a career out of it.
It seems glamorous when you see travel bloggers sharing beautiful photos from exotic places or having amazing adventures, but there is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes that you may not know about.
There are long hours and sleepless nights. There’s a constant feeling of jet lag and fatigue. We spend our days seeing remarkable sites, but at the end of the day, we don’t go back to our hotel and relax, we go to work.

Deb finds a few minutes to blog from bed. (The Planet D)
We wear many hats as travel bloggers. We are the marketing team, the social media managers, and the travel editors. We spend hours sorting through photos and videos choosing the best shots to tell a particular story. We sit at our computers writing articles and answering emails, and we’re constantly making plans for the next project. We don’t have a proper office. Usually we’re propped up on a hotel bed or sitting in a crowded coffee shop. We’re up at the crack of dawn to photograph in the best light, and if we do go out at night, it’s to meet with PR representatives or to show our faces at industry parties. We use every spare moment we have to catch up on work. Even as I write this, I am on an overnight flight from Asia to Europe.
The hardest part about writing about travel is the fact that you have to keep traveling. Travel keeps you away from family and friends, and that can be tough. As you spend your life on the road, friends move on with theirs. It’s difficult to fit into their lives at home, and they find it difficult to relate to yours.

Deb shooting photos for the blog in Ireland. (The Planet D)
As you sit in a hotel room all by yourself and see people at home celebrating a birthday or getting together for drinks, you can feel extremely lonely. Sometimes being alone in paradise can be the worst feeling on Earth.
Dave and I are lucky because we have each other, but working and traveling together can be hard on a relationship. You need a very strong foundation as a couple to live this life. We are always together, and we rely on each other. That means when things go wrong, we only have each other to blame. We don’t have alone time or a chance to hang out with other people. We don’t have a quiet place to relax. Emotions are amplified, and stress is heightened. When you lack the comforts of your own bed, friends to call for support, or a chance to escape and read a book in your own safe space, things can get uncomfortable fast.
Sometimes we yearn to have that circle of friends back in our lives. Sometimes we just want to hang with people we’ve known since we were kids and talk about nothing. There’s a comfort in having roots and a place to call home. When you are a digital nomad, especially at the beginning of your career, you give all of that up.

Taking time out to send a tweet while competing in a motorcycle race (The Planet D)
Sometimes it seems like everyone is longing to run away from their lives and travel the world. But perhaps everything you ever needed is right in front of you. We love being digital nomads, but we chose this profession because travel truly did change our lives. We had several extended trips under our belts before we even dreamed of traveling full-time, and we knew that travel was in our blood. We can’t live without it.
The work is nonstop, and the work is hard. We have good days and bad days, but we don’t mind because travel is our passion, and sharing that passion is our obsession. We can’t stop. We love it too much.

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