Jun 29, 2019

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Red Line Advancing

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Why is the foundation of our country so important and why is it under such brutal attack today? In this week’s boralogue, John reads from the Declaration of Independence, showing how Jefferson wrote about the nation’s founding. John points out the many logical fallacies among those who want to blast away our foundations. We should remember the founding ideals of this country and uphold them against those who want to destroy them.

China is arguably America’s greatest geopolitical foe. Brandon Weichert, Manager of the Weichert Report (www.weichertreport.com), is back with us to discuss China’s hegemonic philosophy, their relationship with Russia, and their strides to become the dominant force in space. The U.S. will need to modernize its existing satellites to stay competitive with China.

John recently attended a Civil War re-enactment and struck up a conversation with a man who studies the Civil War. That man, retired teacher and author Nick Adams (www.civil-war-letters.com), joins us to examine what lessons we can learn from the Civil War and if there can possibly be compromise on any issue in today’s polarized climate.

John’s quote of the week:
There is a political hate-fest going on today where everyone is at each other’s throats. Meanwhile, there are important things happening on the geopolitical front with Russia and China and the Middle East. On the geo-economic side, things are radically changing. And a lot of politicians are voting against good measures just because the wrong party proposes them.

In this week’s Extras segment, we play an interview from July 2016 with Joshua Philipp where he discusses China’s plan for world domination in all areas of society, including economics, territory, business, trade, and more. He also covers briefly the topic of forced organ transplants in China.

 

06/29/2019 Red Line Advancing

Podcast Episode Chapters – (Segment start time)

1 – Boralogue – Upholding America’s Foundation (2:12)
2 – Brandon Weichert – China’s Economy & Their Relationship with Russia (13:29)
3 – Brandon Weichert – Satellites and Ruling Space (26:24)
4 – Brandon Weichert – Future of U.S.-China Relations (39:46)
      John Loeffler – Math Problems and Astronomy by John (48:43)
5 – Nick Adams – Lessons to be Learned from the Civil War (52:40)
6 – Nick Adams – Can We Compromise in Today’s Climate? (1:05:18)
7 – Extras Segment – Joshua Philipp from 2016 on China (1:18:12)

      End of Show (1:49:01)

 

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Jun 1, 2019

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Tech-Knowledge-y

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Are we headed for another Civil War given our tremendous polarization and distaste for compromise? In this week’s boralogue, John looks at how we go to this point of no compromise and how, with the issue of abortion, there is a fundamental difference in worldview that makes it difficult to come together in agreement. If no one backs down, we could be headed for trouble.

Technology in the right hands can work wonders. In the wrong hands, however, it can be a nightmare. Steven Mosher (www.pop.org), President of the Population Research Institute, analyzes China’s social credit score system and describes the tactics used to impugn those with low scores. He goes on to discuss some horrific details behind China’s organ harvesting business.

Social media outlets are abusing technology in the form of censorship against politically incorrect views. Ashkhen Kazaryan (www.techfreedom.org), Director of Civil Liberties at TechFreedom, examines the fight for free speech and questions whether a social media outlet is a public commons or a private company.

How is socialism portrayed in our education system today? Timothy Snowball (www.pacificlegal.org), Attorney with Pacific Legal Foundation, discusses the stark difference between socialism and capitalism and shows how students in the West are being fed a false narrative that socialism is preferable to free markets.

John and Steve finish off the show this week looking at the impending “Deal of the Century,” the Trump administration’s proposed peace plan between the Israelis and the Palestinians. How do the media, Western countries, Arab countries, and Israel’s upcoming re-election in September fit in to the Deal of the Century?

John’s quote of the week:
It was 50 years ago that people could disagree and compromise on things. But why is compromise difficult today? The answer to that is: worldview. Before, we had a common worldview working toward different objectives. Today we have a collision of two different worldviews.

In this week’s Extras segment, we go back to August 2008 with Paul Mladjenovic, an investor who grew up in communist Croatia, who advocates for free markets because he and his family have seen the toll that socialism takes on society.

 

06/01/2019 Tech-Knowledge-y

Podcast Episode Chapters – (Segment start time)

1 – John’s Boralogue – No Compromise Could Lead to a Civil War (2:04)
2 – Steven Mosher – China’s Social Credit Score System (13:29)
      Steven Mosher – Organ Harvesting in China (20:50)
3 – Steven Mosher – Future of China (26:23)
      Ashkhen Kazaryan – Social Media: Public Commons or Private Editors? (34:51)
4 – Ashkhen Kazaryan – Fighting for Free Speech (39:46)
5 – Timothy Snowball – Socialism Today (52:40)
6 – John & Steve – Impending Peace Plan in the Middle East (1:06:03)
7 – Extras Segment – 2008 Interview with Paul Mladjenovic on Communist Croatia (1:18:57)

      End of Show (1:51:16)

 

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Sep 16, 2017

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American Not Say-ism

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170037 09/16/2017

If we’re not careful, history will repeat itself. In this week’s boralogue, John coins a new term: Not Say-ism – when people tell you what to say and not say, what to believe and not believe, and what to think and not to think. He compares the Not Says of today with the German Nazis of the 1930s and 1940s and points out the logical fallacies at the core of American Not Says.

What happens when a nation’s heroes are evaluated on the flaws and not on their accomplishments? Author and historian Daniel Mallock (www.danielmallock.com) shows that the latest push by leftists to erase parts of American history by tearing down statues is undoing all the good efforts it took to heal our nation after the Civil War.

The Not-Says are strong on college campuses. Madeleine Kearns (www.spectator.co.uk), Contributing Journalist at the Spectator, compares her time at university in Scotland and New York, recalling that identity politics is rising while free speech is in decline.

Not-Says are picking up steam online as well, with Facebook and YouTube leading the way. Matt Agorist (www.thefreethoughtproject.com), Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Free Thought Project, recounts his battle with Facebook after they blocked his page once for extremist content and another time for no stated reason. Censorship is growing in cyberspace.

After dissecting Diane Feinstein’s comments and a religious test for office in the clip of the week, John speaks with Joe Fioramonti (www.darksquare.com), Founder and Artist at Dark Square about his art work in support of the Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston. We round out the program with Steel Producer Steve and John discussing Twitter tantrums and whether those who engage in them should be fired.

John’s quote of the week:
The mental disorder of American Not-Say-ism is a compulsive totalitarian instinct in which its adherents simply cannot resist coming apart at the seams upon hearing a trigger word and launching into lengthy irrational tirades or engaging in violence against the ‘offender’ – all in the name of defending safe spaces and being tolerant!

This week on our Section 6 Intelligence Brief: climate change questions to ask, contradictions of liberal beliefs (Berkeley, the Pope, climate alarmists), upcoming geopolitical changes in the Middle East, policy issues in the Trump administration (taxes, immigration, etc).

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Jun 20, 2015

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Lessons From History

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150025 06/20/2015

As we recharge for the summer here at Steel on Steel, we begin embracing interesting thematic issues. John skips the boralogue this week and welcomes David Hathaway (www.charityendureth.com), former DEA Agent-in-Charge in Nogales, Arizona, who recalls President Nixon’s creation of the DEA through executive order. He explains the differences between the DEA’s mission and that of the FBI and CIA and surmises that America’s results from the war on drugs may be worse than the original problem.

The most important thing about history is learning not to repeat it. Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peters (us.macmillan.com/author/ralphpeters) discusses his new book: Valley of the Shadow and how American military leadership can learn from their Civil War counterparts. He implores that we blinded by political correctness and learn from past failed socialist policies.

Our weekly intelligence news briefing, Section 6!As always, join us online for our weekly Section 6 intelligence briefing, featuring analysis by John on important stories highlighting emerging geopolitical trends around the world.

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