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The media have been swamped with reporting from the Ukraine and the latest crisis, but much of it seemed to lack insight. John’s extended boralogue attempts to isolate the geopolitical issues revolving around Russia’s intrusion into that country.
Then we’ll examine, of all places, ongoing violence in the Sudan and South Sudan. Why in the midst of everything is this important? Because the United States pushed the creation of South Sudan but has turned its back now that its attention has been drawn elsewhere. The parallels to the rhetoric of the Israel/Palestine peace process are obvious, especially when “international guarantees” are brought into the mix. Seems countries get busy and don’t want to enforce their guarantees. Simon Deng guests.
Then we’ll do the last of a thread on bitcoins, examining how they are subject to criminal activity. Peter Leeds (www.peterleeds.com), is author of Penny Stocks for Dummies in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Finally an interesting showdown seems to be developing between conservative Catholics, but it has yet to break the public surface. Professor Patrick Deneen from Notre Dame University guests.
Today’s program continues the geopolitical thread we began a few weeks ago. John’s extended boralogue frames the show by explaining why socialism is a warm-weather political sport where climate change drives human activity, not the other way around.
The Obama administration has telegraphed to the world that it has little intention of being the world’s policeman any more and — surprise surprise — all the world’s bullies are lining up to claim turf. Bill Gertz (www.gertzfile.com) returns to the program for a survey of the chaos that has happened since the current administration began to display weakness.
Shifting definitions are being used by government bureaucrats to end-run veterans’ constitutional rights. Attorney Michael Connelly (www.usjf.net) returns for a report on this disturbing trend which will invariably grow if not contained.
Two weeks ago we explained to listeners how bitcoins work. Now we’ll look at what’s already going wrong with bitcoins, not to mention international money laundering. Bill Frezza (www.realclearworld.com) explains why bitcoins won’t last in their present form but will probably reform itself and continue onward.
Finally a new series of old history books has appeared from New Leaf Publishing, which may be of interest to home and private schoolers. Craig Froman is an editor with New Leaf Publishing Group (www.nlpg.com).
Here we are 100 years since the beginning of World War I, the great paradigm shift that created the modern Middle East. This is a thread we’re pursuing for an extended period this year on the show.
John’s extended boralogue starts with an in-depth analysis how the Middle East arrived where it is today beginning with World War I, and the explaining the new paradigm shift we seem to be passing through. The contrasting similarities between then and now are striking.
We hear frequently that Israeli settlements in the West Bank are an impediment to peace and in violation of international law. But what law and who owns the territory according to that law? It’s an issue much more complex than the media portray. Avi Lipkin (www.vicmord.com) joins the show from Jerusalem as we attempt to unravel this complicated question. We’ll start with a history of the territory going back over a century.
Finally, it’s time to skate over to the edge and peer into the future with Spanish TV host Daniel Estulin (www.danielestulin.com) in Madrid, Spain. Daniel is a futurist tracking trends which will be affecting us in coming decades. His TV program is “Desde la Sombra” (“From the Shadow”).
There has been so much disillusioned commentary about the recent Ken Ham/Bill Nye evolution-versus-creation debate that it’s time to set things straight.
First, John’s boralogue frames the issue by explaining how a debate is supposed to work, and reminds listeners that one debate does not definitively settle a controversy. A successful debate relies on good participants and proper framing of issues.
Then we’ll target specific areas where neo-Darwinism is in serious trouble, namely in the the origin of information contained in living cells. These problems are acknowledged at the theoretical level but denied at the pop science level and in high school classes. Dr. Stephen Meyer, Ph.D., author of Darwin’s Doubt (www.darwinsdoubt.org), returns to the program for incisive commentary on this problem.
Russ Miller from Creation Ministries (www.creationministries.org) guests again for a point-by-point rebuttal of many issues raised by Bill Nye during the debate with Ken Ham.
John’s boralogue begins the program by examining various methods by which words become weapons in the political arena, which are geared to achieve political outcomes rather than to do what is right or arrive at the best option in an issue. Truth simply isn’t the issue.
Then Dr. Timothy Daughtry, Ph.D., author of Waking the Sleeping Giant, joins the program for an in-depth conversation about how hard-core progressives use language as a weapon and how these linguistic assaults can be defused.
Finally, a number of listeners have asked us to examine the new phenomenon of bitcoins, so today we’re starting a bitcoin thread. In this first part we offer a primer on how bitcoins work. Kris Rivenburgh is author of Bitcoin Made Easy: The Easiest Guide to Bitcoin You Will Ever Read.
We’ve often discussed the potential danger of EMP attacks, but what if terrorists could get the same result more easily by using a cyber attacks to collapse our economic institutions or power grid instead? Kevin Freeman (www.secretweapon.org) is author of Game Plan: How to Protect Yourself from the Coming Cyber-economic Attack.
Secularists have been very busy trying to push religion and unfavorable worldviews out of the marketplace of ideas, simply by shifting definitions and putting arbitrary walls up between disciplines. Sadly, reality can’t be divided that way. Professor Mary Poplin is author of Is Reality Secular? She demonstrates that reality can’t be divided up the elites are telling us to do, and doing this often keeps us from seeing the truth about things.
Finally, we’ll pick up the conversation we began last week with Dr. Tim Ball, Ph.D., (www.drtimball.com), on the necessity of teaching young people how to live, think and work effectively.