Apr 20, 2019

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Taking the Initiative

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The Notre Dame Cathedral has been witness to many significant historical events over the centuries but it suffered a devastating fire last Monday. In this week’s boralogue, John looks at the symbolism of the fire and ties it to Easter Sunday and the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Though it may have been destroyed, it will rise again.

Referenda and initiatives, like Brexit in England and bills in the U.S. limiting government power, are voted on by the people. But does it ultimately matter? Robert Natelson (www.i2i.org), Senior Fellow in Constitutional Jurisprudence at the Independent Institute shows how the powers that be, including the courts, will go against the will of the people if it doesn’t fit with their narrative.

Google, Apple, and Microsoft are teaming up with foreign powers to spy on the public. Rex Lee (www.mysmartprivacy.com), Senior Analyst and Strategy Advisor at BLACKOPS Partners is back with us to discuss how backdoor surveillance technology embedded in our electronic devices is being used by countries like China and Russia to keep tabs on its citizens. Efforts, though, are underway to curtail some of the abuses.

John and Producer Steve finish up the program this week commenting on two humorous clips of democratic lawmakers who are chairs of their committees – Maxine Waters and Jerry Nadler – who had embarrassing moments last week interacting with witnesses and their testimony.

John’s quote of the week:
Just as on Easter Sunday, we have hope. We are crushed and brought down and ultimately killed in our bodies oftentimes for Christ. We still have hope because we shall yet live with him. He who believes in me, even though he die, yet shall he live.

In this week’s Extras segment, we crank up the way back machine to September 2014 for an interview with Melik Kaylan, author of the book, The Russia-China Axis, where he examines the geopolitics between these two countries at that time. When we wash away all the ridiculous Russia collusion nonsense – which hadn’t reared its ugly head in 2014 – we can see that many of the international tensions then are still relevant today.

 

04/20/2019 Taking the Initiative

Podcast Episode Chapters – (Segment start time)

1 – John’s Boralogue – Symbolism of Notre Dame’s Burning (2:11)
2 – Robert Natelson – Manipulating Ballot Initiatives (13:29)
3 – Robert Natelson – Strong Need for the Rule of Law (26:23)
4 – John Loeffler – Predictions About the EU are Coming True (39:16)
      Rex Lee – Surveillance on Our Devices Used in China (43:03)
5 – Rex Lee – Efforts to Rein in Unwanted Surveillance (52:10)
      John Loeffler – Persecution Update (1:01:04)
6 – John & Producer Steve – Congress Committee Chairs are Clueless (1:05:33)
7 – Extras Segment – Melik Kaylan on Russia-China alliance – September 2014 (1:18:26)

      End of Show (1:49:57)

 

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Mar 23, 2019

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Invasion of Privacy

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When the EU was being formed, there were warning signs that sovereignty would be in jeopardy. In this week’s boralogue, John notes that those warning signs are coming true as sovereignty is being eroded slowly step by step. In 2016, the people fought back, both with the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump. But opponents to both of those events, who claim the warning signs aren’t there, are attempting to thwart the will and the sovereignty of the people.

What exactly are the terms and conditions we all blindly agree to with our electronic devices? Privacy expert Rex Lee (www.mysmartprivacy.com), Intelligence and Strategy Advisor for Blackops Partners, shows that we are being monitored by our devices nearly all the time and the collected data is used in ways that may alarm us. It goes beyond just marketing – it’s about power and control.

We welcome to the program the founder of the Duck Commander Company and star of the reality TV show Duck Dynasty, Mr. Phil Robertson (www.duckcommander.com) who discusses his new book, The Theft of America’s Soul, about the moral slide in America and how we can reverse it.

John and Steve finish out the program this week examining several news stories including violations of free speech in England, a confrontation between two protected classes in an interesting example of intersectionality, and the media’s reaction to the New Zealand shooting.

John’s quote of the week:
“Facebook and Twitter: are they really content publishers or are they simply common carriers? That’s going to have to be decided and it’s going to have to be done in the near future. If they’re common carriers, they don’t have the right to censor all of this stuff.”

In this week’s Extras segment, we fire up the way back machine again all the way back to December 2006 for a Steel on Steel interview with Pastor Kevin Johnson. He and John discuss the emergent church movement and church growth, plans for those churches held in secret, and ways to defend your church from a takeover.

 

03/23/2019 Invasion of Privacy

Podcast Episode Chapters – (Segment start time)

1 – John’s Boralogue – Brexit, Past, Present, and Future (2:21)
2 – Rex Lee – Data Aggregation and Mining (13:29)
3 – Rex Lee – Known and Unknown Electronic Surveillance (26:23)
4 – Rex Lee – Electronic Bill of Rights (39:46)
5 – Phil Robertson – Reversing the Moral Slide in America (52:40)
6 – John and Steve – Free speech in the UK, intersectionality, and the New Zealand Shooting  (1:06:03)
7 – Extras Segment – From 2006 on Steel: Pastor Kevin Johnson on Emergent Church (1:18:57)

      End of Show (1:51:20)

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