Dec 31, 2016

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New Year Turning

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The year is coming to a close and 2016 has seen a major shift in geopolitics. In this week’s boralogue, John shows that we are entering a fourth turning crisis and explains how this can happen either democratically or via a strongman. Both options have their pros and cons. New Year’s is a time of renewal and change. How will that happen? Stay tuned.

Who is Vladimir Putin and how did he come to power? David Satter (www.hudson.org), Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute examines the history of Russia’s president and what U.S.-Russia relations may look like between presidents Putin and Trump.

The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has tenuous ties to Hamas. Kyle Shideler (www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org), Director of Threat Information at the Center for Security Policy explores these connections and shows that political correctness in the U.S. has resulted in problems both in the media and at the FBI.

Finally, we round out the year with a conversation on economics. Jim Puplava (www.financialsense.com), President of Puplava Financial Services joins us to discuss changes in geopolitics over the past few years, the current financial paradigm shift, and future economic trends.

John’s quote of the week:
“Remember as we open the new year that governments come and go, cycles come and go and repeat as people try to create utopia on earth. But there is a time coming which scripture promises will be a utopia led by Jesus Christ, the King of kings.”

Our Section 6 intelligence brief is on holiday hiatus but we will return in 2017 with more analysis by John on important stories highlighting emerging geopolitical trends around the world.

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Jul 2, 2016

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Uphold Our Freedom

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Happy Independence Day everyone! As we celebrate our nation’s 240th birthday this weekend, we look back proudly on our founding documents, including the Constitution, which is today under attack. In this week’s boralogue, John looks at negative rights, which allow freedom and prosperity, and positive rights, which are vague and can limit our freedoms. We need to uphold our rights and fight for them or our free country founded in 1776 may be a thing of the past.

Our military has evolved from those early days of militia and minutemen to one of immense power across the globe. Former Navy SEAL Carl Higbie (www.carlhigbie.com) tells his heroic story of apprehending an international terrorist as well as prevailing over the bureaucracy and political correctness at the highest levels of our armed forces. In order for the dysfunction to stop, we need to be able to have an honest discussion about our problems and our enemies.

The world economy is headed for a free fall. John plays a clip of Jim Puplava from the Financial Sense Newshour (www.financialsense.com) regarding low interest rates and its effect on global finances.

Do we need a convention of states as mentioned in Article V of the Constitution? Joining us for a roundtable discussion are Kyle Maichle (www.heartland.org), Manager for Constitutional Reform at the Heartland Institute, who believes a convention will be successful in steering this country in the right direction; and Richard Fry (www.defendnotamend.com), general counsel for the Patriot Coalition, who believes we must vote in the right personnel to uphold the Constitution we already have.

John’s quote of the week:

“In free societies, the laws are limited and very clear. In dictatorships, the laws are many and vague, so anyone can be guilty when they have to be.”

We are taking time off to celebrate our nation’s birthday this weekend, so there will be no intelligence brief. However, Section 6 will return next week.

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Feb 13, 2016

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Variety Show

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When signs converge ahead of a looming storm, what do we need most to get us through? In this week’s boralogue, John compares today’s portents with those facing our nation in the early 1930s. Sprawling bureaucracy, executive orders, and taking from one group to give to another are not new concepts. People can easily become depressed when faced with such as these. What they need is hope. Not hopey changey slogans, but real hope that comes from the Lord Himself.

Slow economic growth and questionable central bank policies have driven global stock markets down this week. We welcome to the show Jim Puplava (www.financialsense.com), President of Puplava Financial Services, who discusses how the U.S. market is behaving versus Europe, Japan, and China; the dangers of negative interest rates; and what we actually need to improve our economy.

Russia, with its tentacles spread across the global chessboard, is raising eyebrows in Europe and the Middle East. Andrew Kuchins (www.ceres.georgetown.edu), East European expert at Georgetown University, examines Russia’s economy in light of low oil prices, and the resultant increase in military strategy in Syria and Ukraine.

It’s been 50 years since the papal encyclical Nostra Aetate exhibited the Catholic Church’s view on Jews and the State of Israel. Was its implementation successful or did it fail? Susan Warner (www.israelolivetree.org), Founder of Olive Tree Ministries, rejoins us to analyze the effects of the document and asks whether current actions by the Church promote or discourage anti-Semitism.

John’s quote of the week:
“People need hope. Hope is the expectation of a purpose and good things in the future even when things look bleak…. Christians have hope and we need to give that hope to other people…. We need to shine in the midst of this.”

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

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