Feb 2, 2019

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Takes Two to Tangle

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Every Steel on Steel show features the phrase “the herd’s almost always running in the wrong direction.” In this week’s boralogue, John looks at the need to separate from the herd and think for yourself. Always do what is right, even in times of trouble. Do not be led down the slippery slope of idealism that has firmly entrenched itself into our society. Doing what is right isn’t always easy but it is always needed.

It’s time for John’s annual rant against taxes and who better to rant with than tax expert and owner of Tax Help Online Dan Pilla (www.taxhelponline.com)? John and Dan discuss the tactics of auditors and how to fight back against them, as well as a new artificial intelligence program the IRS is using to better identify sources of income – which would raise even more money for the government.

The Middle East is complicated as is its relations with other areas of the world. Ken Timmerman (www.iran.org), President of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran, examines the geopolitics between Iran and Europe, the effectiveness of President Trump’s policies in the region, and the current situation with the Kurds and Syria.

Finally, John looks further at the Middle East, specifically the so-called Peace Process and the events of the past decade, including President Obama’s destabilizing actions and President Trump’s attempts to clean up the mess. There are important things happening, but the media will either falsely report on it or completely ignore it all together. To give you a clear picture, you need Steel on Steel.

John’s quote of the week:
“Anyone who succeeds and says, ‘I can do this and that and I don’t need to listen to you,’ that’s where the criticism gets vicious because it ruptures the dependency narrative and shows it to be false. That endangers the money flow, the ideology flow, and the political flow.”

In this week’s Extras segment, we first play a brief boralogue from 2017 where John explains how the tax system really works. Then we transition to the first 30 minutes of a speech John gave about critical thinking entitled ‘Critical Thinking in an Age of Deceit‘. The complete speech is available in our Media Store for $19.99, or free of charge in the Veritas Lounge for Premium members. Learn more.

 

02/02/2019 Takes Two to Tangle

Podcast Episode Chapters – (Segment start time)

1 – John’s Boralogue – Recognizing and Doing the Right Thing (1:54)
2 – Dan Pilla – Tactics of Tax Auditors (13:29)
      Dan Pilla – IRS Uses AI to Better Levy Taxes (21:50)
3 – Dan Pilla – More on IRS Audits and AI (26:23)
4 – Ken Timmerman – Geopolitics between Iran and Europe (39:46)
5 – Ken Timmerman – Syria and the Kurds (52:40)
      John Loeffler – Variety: Gov. Policies, the Homeless, Global Warming debate (1:00:48)
6 – John Loeffler – Middle East Geopolitics (1:06:03)
7 – Extras Segment – Boralogue on Taxes / Speech on Critical Thinking (1:18:57)

End of Show (1:56:57)

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Mar 17, 2018

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Absolutely Relative

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180011 03/17/2018 Absolutely Relative

What news from the Middle East? In this week’s boralogue, John looks at the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and the rumors emerging as to what it might contain. How is Saudi Arabia involved? Will Mahmoud Abbas be happy? If these reports are true, he won’t be. Lesson to learn: when you refuse to participate in a process, you may end up with whatever you’re given. We’ll have to wait and see.

The transition from a Christian moral base to a far left progressive elitist state is trudging along, almost unabated. Philosophy professor and writer Jack Kerwick (www.frontpagemag.com) joins us to discuss the slow deterioration of the West, relative truth made absolute and absolute truth relativized, and the need to fight back against progressivism.

Appeasement has been a favorite tactic by leaders in the West toward brutal dictators. Chamberlain did it with Hitler; the Obama administration did it with Iran. Daniel Krygier (www.worldisraelnews.com), writer and political analyst for World Israel News, highlights the differences between one year of President Trump and eight years of the previous administration. Can our current president succeed in negotiations without appeasement?

Iran has established proxies throughout the Middle East but now there tentacles have reached the Americas. Joseph Humire (www.securefreesociety.org), Executive Director of the Center for a Secure Free Society examines Iran’s influence in Venezuela and calls on America to focus more of its foreign policy south of our borders.

Americans’ rights should be protected, especially during court cases. Christopher Holton (www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org), Vice President for Outreach at the Center for Security Policy, describes the American Laws for American Courts, a policy that would shelter U.S. citizens in court from foreign laws and doctrines, such as sharia. Unsurprisingly, the usual antagonists are coming out against this.

John’s quote of the week:
Postmodernism is very relativistic and exists on a self-contradicting platform. However, while they are professing relativism, in reality underneath that platform they have absolutes which are undeclared.

In this week’s Section 6, John looks at the things we put our hope in and predictions for the future that haven’t panned out – like most from the climate change crowd. He goes on to cover politically correct orthodoxy, social justice warriors, and new technology that can make you say things you never have and never would.

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Mar 10, 2018

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Salvaging Existing Freedoms

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The truth is the truth, but if you have your truth and I have mine, what happens when those truths collide? In this week’s boralogue, John looks at the need in our society for an absolute truth anchor point upon which you can base your ideals and worldviews. Those that believe in relative truth will also believe absolutely that someone else’s truth is false when confronted with it. This explains why society is so divided today – there is no anchor.

Europe’s traditional culture is slowly eroding away and those in power are doing nothing to stop it. UK media personality and columnist Katie Hopkins (www.hopkinsworld.com) examines the influx of migrants who are refusing to assimilate to their new country’s values and customs and how some are now pushing back, fighting to salvage their disappearing freedoms.

John plays a clip from David McAlvany on the upcoming trouble in the financial markets. Then John and Producer Steve play a rousing clip on political civility from Virginia congressman Nick Freitas and look at the illogical responses to it.

Freedom of speech is one that the Constitution guarantees, but some college students aren’t experiencing that. Nicole Neily (www.speechfirst.org), President of Speech First, describes how her new organization is advocating for students whose rights are being violated and warns those in power that students are waking up and are no longer willing to take it.

John’s quote of the week:
What guarantees freedom in keeping government under control? The first one is the First Amendment. That’s where we’re guaranteed the freedom of speech and of religion and of the press. Vibrant attestations to what is going on and truth are essential to keeping scoundrels from getting away with your government. The Founding Fathers understood that – you had to be able to speak.

In this week’s Section 6, John and Producer Steve continue their discussion of Nicholas Freitas’s speech and the reaction to it. John then goes on to cover the impending Trump-Kim meeting, the collision of worldviews and religions in Europe, and the stubborn doubling down on failing ideas by progressives. He finishes up with the consolidation of power in China and the free flow of global information in the future.

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