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#DanRather @DanRather 💜💜💜💜 Dan, I can never ever get too much admiral advice. Thanks again for this great piece 🙏

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I am not getting my STEADY daily on e-mail.

Someone made a decision not to send it???

Why??

You have no phone number where I can ask a living-breathing human(?).

Joe Shay Stivala

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Hook ‘Em Horns 🤘🏼

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Thank you for the link. I hadn’t seen that speech in a number of years, and it is well worth re-watching.

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Sounds like a man who would make a fine President.

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Dan- when I first came upon this speech I was shocked that people like this were still in America. It both broke my heart and lifted my spirits. I was enthralled. My brother-in-law is a retired Navy Capitan andI asked Caleb, "where is this man we need leadership!" and he agreed saying than the Admiral is one of the most respected out of the academy. Dan, I listen to that speech very often during 45s administration just to keep my spirits up. If he would run for office I would vote for him hands down and twice. First is because of the kind of man he shows he is in that speech and second because he is Navy and they just don't take crap from anyone.

Thanks for the reminder. You are the best.

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Thank you for posting. Many contributors have expressed thoughts about the Admiral with which I agree heartily. I don't have any thoughts to add to the discussion, but I will read the Admiral's book suggested by a contributor.

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Good stuff Dan, and so true.

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Thank you for the re-run of Admiral's fine speech to the 2014 UT graduating class. It is so inspirational and is really one of the best commencement speeches I have ever heard. I love that it is so realistic, reminding us all that it is human to want to cave, to quit, to feel it cannot be done, and to fail --but it is distinctly as human to excel, to stay the course, to have cautious optimism and prevail because others have gone before proving both outcomes. We all need the reality check, the inspiration of those who have gone before us and the encouragement that sour generation will prove itself in probably-unimaginable events, and go on to exhort their own children and grandchildren too.

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Thanks Dan and Elliot, for the smile.Makes veterans like me like the Cheshire cat.

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Hey Dan, off-topic but an important story that your old network missed on Sunday Morning today. They featured a drug (from one of the big biotechs) in clinical trials that may show some promise with Alzheimer's, but it comes with a lot of potentially-nasty side effects. It was discussed at the CTAD (Clinical Trials for Alzheimer's Disease) conference held in California last week. Sunday Morning missed a more promising Alzheimer's drug currently in phase 2B/3 clinical trials (blarcamesine) from Anavex Life Sciences. The company presented top-line data Thursday evening at CTAD. Anavex will be holding a webcast and conference call Monday morning, Dec. 5 at 8:30 EST to provide greater detail on the potential for blarcamesine against early-stage Alzheimer's going forward. Perhaps you could give some of your old colleagues at CBS a heads-up on this more promising drug in clinical trials so that they can get the word out. Full disclosure: I have been invested in AVXL for many years. Rick Mason (retired broadcast journalist)

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I deeply hope that America's military men of this quality will not let America slide into complete political chaos. I expect they are patient, vigilant, disciplined and willing to act if the time comes and it becomes necessary.

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Thank you for sharing this today. I needed to hear these words today.

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Thank you

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With greatest respect, General Staff shouldn’t be permitted to hold Federal elective office.

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I love this! Great advice and tips to strive to meet. And he's right about those SEAL lessons that he summarized being applicable in so many walks of life. 👍🤘😎

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