Jul 28, 2012

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A Tale of Two Templates

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It’s time for an SOS template test to examine the differences between news channel coverage of the shootings in Aurora versus the shootings at Fort Hood. Recall that for years the mainline media denied they were biased in what they reported.

Bruce Thornton is professor of classics and humanities at California State Fresno and a research fellow at the Hoover Institute. He’ll dissect the media mindset that leads to totally different methods of coverage of similar or related events.

The global nervousness index is on the rise. Many sense we’re headed to a geopolitical crisis but few seem to be able to pinpoint the origins other than saying it’s the Middle East. That’s because everything is in flux and all the data points are moving simultaneously, meaning that uncertainty will be the watchword of the next 48 months. So can we find certainty in uncertainty? John addresses that concept in the last part of the program.

We’ll also examine precarious conditions for Christians caught in the crossfire of revolutions and turbulent changes in the Middle East. Juliana Taimoorazy from (www.iraqichristianrelief.org) returns to the program.

John’s boralogue sets the background for today’s template test by establishing the reason for continual failure of gun control laws to curb crime: gun control is an unworkable real-world logical fallacy; one giant affirmation of a negative without having any method of knowing 100 percent of the sample population, making it invalid.

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Jul 21, 2012

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So What Does a Fiscal Cliff Look Like?

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Our prayers and condolences to all the families involved in the Aurora/Denver movie theater shooting.

If we’re headed towards an economic cliff, what does it look like when you go over the cliff? Obviously people are still here….so what does all of this mean? Dr. Donald Boudreaux (www.cafehayek.com) is former chair of the Department of Economics at George Mason University and author of “Hypocrites and Half-Wits: A Daily Dose of Sanity from Cafe Hayek.” We’ll dissect the relationships between taxes, Obamacare, the country’s indebtedness, and other crazy or sane intertwined issues.

Then John rebuts the President’s comments this week that entrepreneurs didn’t really build their businesses; someone from government had to do it for them. In essence we owe it to the collective.

A major contributing factor to the devastating Colorado wildfires originated from environmental groups that won’t allow people to clear combustible material from their properties or prevent beetle kill in Colorado forests. Thus the fires find a ready source of dry fuel. Dr. Robert Zubrin (www.merchantsofdespair.com) ) is a nuclear engineer living in Denver and author of “Merchants of Despair,” which details two centuries of anti-humanistic assaults by radical environmentalists.

John’s boralogue examines how discussions about the hot political issues of our day are all compartmentalized and separated from each other, whereas the reality is that they are all interacting.

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Jul 14, 2012

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So What Really is in the Healthcare Bill?

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Today’s program features a spirited round table discussion on the destination to which Obamacare is taking us. It’s worse than you think with our medical information being made available to the IRS, Homeland Security and the FBI.

The panel features:

Dr. Keith Smith, M.D., (www.surgerycenterok.com) founder of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, which publishes all-inclusive pricing for competitive surgical procedures so patients know ahead of time what services will cost;

Dr. Richard Samuel, M.D., (www.samuelpractice.blogspot.com) an Idaho physician who stopped accepting Medicare and insurance eight years ago so he could offer patients discount rates and spend more time understanding their healthcare needs;

Mr. James Lansberry, (www.samaritanministries.org) president of the Alliance of Health Care Sharing Ministries and vice-president of Samaritan Ministries International; and

Dr. Jane Orient, M.D., (www.aapsonline.org) Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and a lecturer in medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Orient actually read all 2,000+ pages of the healthcare bill.

John’s boralogue kicks off the round table by examining the disconnect in Americans’ minds between jobs, taxes, the recession and healthcare, which all interact but are largely discussed as if they don’t.

Regarding our Website difficulties last weekend: We were the subject of cascading failures in the servers on which our site is mounted. Our main server crashed its drive in a catastrophic failure. However, the backup drive controller was malfunctioning as well and had not been backing up the main drive properly. This forced us to send links directly your email to allow download of last week’s show and then rebuild the site over a 36-hour period using data from various computers and servers where the information was contained. We’re back up now and the new listener support center is up and running as well. Thanks so much for your patience, love and support.

P.S. Choco the Moose is back visiting — he showed up in the middle of today’s show. We have a picture of him on our Facebook page.

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Jul 7, 2012

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The Death of Farm Freedom and Free Choice

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Can America’s slide into crisis be stopped? Part 2 of “The End of America” series airs today with New York Times best selling author Joel Rosenberg, (www.joelrosenberg.com) his latest book being “Implosion: Can America Recover from Its Economic and Spiritual Challenges in Time?”

Harassment of mom and pop farmers on the part of various state government bureaucracies is growing, including armed raids on some farmers selling raw dairy products. John Moody is with Farm Food Freedom Coalition and the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund. Melinda Olson is a consumer, who gets products from a farmer which is bringing her in conflict with her state government. Related sites are (www.rawmilkfreedomriders.wordpress.com) and (www.farmfoodfreedom.org).

John’s boralogue projects key downstream consequences of Obamacare that don’t seem to be on the radar screens of many Americans. Next week we’re planning an Obamacare round table to examine the long term effects of the new healthcare system in a country which is rapidly approaching a monetary and debt crisis.

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