Taking this week of on vacation but we hope you’ll like this really interesting program we prepared for you.
The first hour features a lively discussion with Edward Haslam (www.doctormarysmonkey.com), author of Dr. Mary’s Monkey, about the relationship between Lee Harvey Oswald, a secret CIA germ warfare laboratory in New Orleans, and the Kennedy assassination.
Then the relationship between faith in difficult times, church history and the concepts contained in Christian belief are themed in a conversation with Dr. Carroll Helm (www.carrollhelm.com), author of “God’s Mysteries and Paradoxes, Looking through the Glass, Darkly.”
We’ll pick up our “Bill of Rights” thread with constitutional attorney Dr. Michael Connelly next week. Until then, have a safe and happy Labor day weekend.
We’re taking the week off for vacation so we’ve revved up a special program.
it’s been 19 years since the terrorist attack on the Murrah Office building in Oklahoma City. Despite this time lapse, the government refuses to release surveillance tapes taken from numerous locations in front of the building, which would show what happened right up to the time of the explosion. One must ask, why?
To answer that we’ll start with a backgrounder by re-running portions of an our July 31, 2004 interview with Oklahoma City reporter Jayna Davis (www.jaynadavis.com) about her book, The Third Terrorist.
From that point we’ll jump forward to a lawsuit, which has been underway in Salt Lake City where plaintiff Jesse Trentadue is challenging the government’s refusal to release evidence. Leo Hohmann from Worldnetdaily (www.wnd.com) is following this issue.
In the midst of the fiasco that immigration policy has become, what do the children of parents who have legally immigrated to the United States think about the situation and about patriotism in general? Jiovanni del Cristo’s (www.sacred-liberty.com) father came to the United States from Cuba. He expounds on the issue.
Finally, we’ll do a quick update on the new trend of transhumanism with Joshua Matrisciana (www.jeremiahfilms.com).Read More
John’s extended boralogue delivers an in-depth portrayal of the radical upending of alliances that has occurred in the Middle East, along with the lessons that can be learned from the latest conflict between Israel and Gaza.
This leads directly to our first guest, Caroline Glick from the Jerusalem Post, (www.jpost.com). The Israeli left, formerly President Obama’s ace in the hole in that country, has become thoroughly disillusioned about the president’s intent for their nation following the latest round of bumbling diplomacy by Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry. In essence, their credibility in the Middle East is now non-existent.
Even as geopolitical instability continues, the world slowly drifts into its next economic and monetary crisis. We’ll air clips we produced this week for Dave McAlvany’s McAlvany Weekly Commentary (www.mcalvany.com) featuring an in-depth interview with economic writer Ambrose Evans-Pritchard at the London Telegraph (www.telegraph.co.uk). The time of global debt crisis is approaching; not quite here yet but a real doozy when it does arrive, possibly as early as mid-2015.
Constitutional attorney Michael Connelly of the United States Justice Foundation (www.usjf.net) leads off the second hour with his weekly exposition of the Constitution’s Bill of Rights, highlighting the sixth amendment this week.
And finally Matt Philbin (www.mrc.org) from the Media Research Center comes on board. During the Israel/Gaza conflict, the main-liners steadfastly refused to refer to Hamas as a terrorist group, even though the U.S. government has designated them as such. What gives?
John’s boralogue contrasts how Christian belief should stand as a bulwark against the pessimism surrounding turbulent geopolitical and economic situations. In times of stress, Christians have oftentimes risen full of optimism, bearing witness to their faith and its truths, rather than hunkering down with everyone else.
Then Dr. Os Guinness (www.osguinness.com) joins the program to detail how Christianity always rebounds from proclamations of its imminent demise, providing the answers people seek during periods of failed political, economic, and religious narratives. His new book: Renaissance – The Power of the Gospel However Dark the Times.
As the western world goes into eclipse, the real question is whether or not it can reform, rebound, and regenerate. Christianity could provide the basis for that change. Drs. Jay Grimstead, Ph.D., and Eugene Calvin Clingman, Ph.D., (www.sendmethatbook.com) join John in a round table discussion of Rebuilding Civilization on the Bible: Proclaiming the Truth on 24 Controversial Issues.
Finally constitutional attorney Michael Connelly of the United States Justice Foundation (www.usjf.net) returns for his weekly exposition of the Constitution’s Bill of Rights. This week, the fifth amendment is highlighted.
John’s boralogue starts the program by reviving a detail of logical fallacies and examining errors in reasoning by Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal during a recent Charlie Rose interview.
Israel seems to be winning the logistical war against rockets and underground terror tunnels, while losing the media war at the same time. Former Dept. of Education senior associate Dr. Dennis Cuddy, Ph.D., (www.newswithviews.com) returns to the program to explain how psychological manipulation in media actually works.
Then constitutional attorney Michael Connelly of the United States Justice Foundation (www.usjf.net) returns for his weekly exposition of the Constitution’s Bill of Rights. This week, the fourth amendment is highlighted.
The press and video reports emanating from the Gaza strip are highly negative towards Israel, but are reporters free to report the real news? It seems not. As reporters return home they are reporting threats and intimidations by Hamas when they report events negative to Hamas’s cause. Paul Miller (www.pauliegroup.com) with the Franklin Center debuts on the show.
Finally, ever considered what you would do if someone began shooting up your church on Sunday morning? Have your church elders taken steps to prevent such a thing? James Sporleder is Director of the Center for Personal Protection and Safety (www.cpps.com), which has produced the “Shots Fired” DVD series of violence prevention videos.
140030 07/26/2014 From Underdog to Pariah
Last week marked the 70th anniversary of the July 20 plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1944, as portrayed in the 2009 movie, “Valkryie,” starring Tom Cruise. John’s extended boralogue explains how the plot and those connected with it are indicative of why religion and politics cannot help but mix in one way or another, and why it is essential to correct things when the politicians have become immoral.
Michael Connelly from the United States Justice Foundation (www.usjf.net) continues his exposition of the the Constitution’s Bill of Rights. This week, the third amendment is up for examination.
Continuing the report, Juliana Taimoorazy (www.iraqichristianrelief.org) brings us an important update on the plight of Christians fleeing the violence in Iraq. ISIS rebels have destroyed the tomb of Jonah the prophet in Mosul (ancient Nineveh) and are expelling and slaughtering Christians as they make their advance.
Then the global focus is on Israel and Gaza again. As usual, the world’s media and United Nations crawl out of the woodwork to denounce Israel. We’ll examine how Israel went from being a global underdog to a pariah in just 40 years. Joshua Muravchik from Johns Hopkins University is author of the book, Making David Into Goliath: How the World turned Against Israel.
Many people have been wondering what has formed President Obama’s attitudes toward the Middle East. Raymond Ibrahim (www.raymondibrahim.com) says a secret presidential directive revealed under a Freedom of Information Act request may shed some light on that.
It is sobering to realize that socialist revolutions such as the French revolution of 1789 are most often triggered by massive government debt similar to that owned by the United States today. When government can no longer service debt, the resulting bankruptcy usually causes massive social chaos from which dictatorships emerge.
Following this thought thread, John’s extended boralogue begins by analyzing the origins of our border crisis as the product of the histories of three capital cities: London, Paris, and Madrid, and the legacies those cities left to their New World colonies for better or worse.
Then, if the United States is indeed plowing into an unsustainable currency and debt crisis, how close are we? Some would say any day now. Others maintain we have some cycles yet to go before things get scary. Chuck Coppes (www.chuckcoppes.com) is author of America’s Financial Reckoning Day and he returns to the program for another look at our status.
Then, constitutional attorney Michael Connelly (www.usjf.net) continues the ongoing mini-series on the U.S. Bill of Rights. Today’s segment focuses on the Second Amendment to the Constitution.
Finally, as time passes, it becomes increasingly difficult for the main networks to maintain that their news coverage is unbiased. Some of their own reporters are disgusted with their inability to do objective news coverage because they are not allowed to do so. Geoffrey Dickens from Newsbusters (www.newsbusters.org) debuts on the program.
John’s boralogue starts off by summarizing events in the Middle East in the post-peace process environment, attempting to make sense of data points that don’t seem to make sense.
We’re starting a summer history thread: The background of the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights. Constitutional attorney Michael Connelly from the United States Justice Foundation (www.usjf.net) will appear on SOS once a week to discuss the background behind each right contained in the Bill of Rights, and how that particular right is under duress today.
Then, speaking of rights, our government is attempting another end run around the Bill of Rights in making it difficult for weapons dealers to do business by restricting their ability to accept credit cards from clients. Larry Pratt from Gun Owners of America (www.gunowners.org) appears to discuss Operation Choke Point.
From there a jump to the Middle East for a viewpoint from Avi Lipkin (www.vicmord.org). Everyone’s buzzing about another intifada, but Lipkin maintains that isn’t the real emerging danger.
Then on to the question: “If the U.S. is such a bad, imperialist, racist nation as elitists have been telling us for 50 years, why do so many Latin Americans want to come here?” Four hundred years of failure to establish free republics and market economies in Latin America explains why this region has remained so dysfunctional for so long. Alvaro Vargas Llosa (www.independent.org) is an award-winning journalist and author of numerous books on this subject, who joins us from Madrid, Spain.
Happy Fourth of July weekend everyone.
Freedom isn’t free and must be maintained with constant vigilance and action. With the Hobby Lobby case decided by the Supreme Court this week in favor of people of faith who own businesses, John’s extended boralogue examines the country’s founders’ views of how they thought the interaction between church and state should be.
John hits on millennials a lot but it seems millennials have their gripes about Baby Boomers impeding their future. Former White House spokesman Pete Seat is a millennial and author of the book The War on Millennials: Airing Grievances & Offering Solutions. So let’s have it out. Can we both help each other to the future or is conflict inevitable?
Then remembering freedom this Fourth of July weekend, it is sobering to see where freedom has failed. Melanie Kirkpatrick (www.melaniekirkpatrick.com) is author of Escape from North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia’s Underground Railroad.
Finally we’ll do a short examination of the role of God when tragedy strikes our lives. This time it involves murder. Robert Pascuzzi (www.theravinebook.com) is author of The Ravine: A Novel of Evil, Hope, and the Afterlife.
There is a war afoot to expunge Christians not just from the marketplace of public ideas but notably from various professions. This war has transitioned from a war of ideas to a war of coercion forcing Christians to compromise their beliefs and adopt the beliefs of other worldviews.
Will Christians be able to survive in professions such as education, medicine, law, and elsewhere in this growing atmosphere of hostility? That outcome remains to be seen. Lea Singh (www.frontpagemag.com) is covering an important case in British Columbia, Canada, involving Trinity Western University.
As ISIS rebels roll towards Baghdad and a conflict with Shia Muslims in that part of Iraq, they’ve spoken of rolling back the Sykes-Picot conspiracy. What does this mean? John’s boralogue provides an historic background to the events surrounding the creation of the Sykes-Picot agreement in 1916 during World War I, and how this secret transaction between France and Great Britain laid the groundwork for the violence and chaos we’ve seen in the Middle East during the century that followed.
Meanwhile Iraqi Christians are caught in the cross-fire and fleeing to areas dominated largely by Kurds. It’s not a great solution but they are running out of options, not to mention food and water. Juliana Taimoorazy from Iraqi Christian Relief (www.iraqichristianrelief.org) fills us in.
Although colleges generally have norms regarding bullying, assaults and intimidations, incidents targeting Jews and supporters of Israel seem to go uncensured on U.S. college campuses. Those who appeal for their rights are derided as “Islamophobic” and it’s now reaching epidemic proportions. Tammi Roissman-Benjamin is director of the AMCHA Initiative (amchainitiative.org), which monitors this situation.
Finally the Washington Post did a hit piece against a conference this week on issues surrounding the Benghazi disaster. Of course, instead of addressing issues, they chose to hurl epithets and staged questions. James Simpson (www.aim.org) contrasts the Wapo’s op ed piece with what really happened.
John’s boralogue outlines goals for the program this summer: providing historical background for the “great collapsing” of politically correct narratives. Everything from economics to Middle East geopolitics has roots stemming from World War I, which broke out 100 years ago this year.
You know, it’s humorous to see politicians calling for strict enforcement of various laws, when congress and the current administration don’t observe them, refuse to enforce them or routinely violate the laws themselves. Let’s face it, we just have too many laws. Phillip Howard (www.commongood.org) is author of The Rule of Nobody, Saving America from Dead Laws and Broken Government.
How can education be so badly broken, but teachers don’t seem to realize it? It resembles a factory not understanding why consumers don’t like their products and instead blaming the problem on consumers. Professor Paul Peterson (www.savingschools.org) is author of Teachers vs the Public: What Americans Think about Schools and How to Fix Them.
After a recent school shooting, the problem was blamed on the assailant’s Asperger’s syndrome. Really? Are spectrum disorders from ADHD to autism really responsible for irresponsible behavior? Dr. Robert Mellilo, M.D., (www.brainbalancecenters.com) is an expert in this area.
A week ago the European Central Bank began a policy of negative interest rates for their member banks, meaning the banks pay the central bank to keep money there. Immediately rumors ran around the internet that our banks were going to begin charging us to make deposits. Well, not quite. Jim Puplava (www.financialsense.com) from the Financial Sense Newshour joins us for a few minutes to explain to listeners what happened and how long this game can be played.