Wednesday, September 4, 2013

9-4-13 Excellent Guests for Your Show

1. Ryan Mauro: Obama Addresses American Islamist Convention
2. Dave Bego: Desperate Big Labor Shows True Colors on Labor Day
3. Joe Messina: The Definition of a "Living Wage"
4. Brigitte Gabriel: The Syria Decision
5. Rabbi D.B. Ganz: The Government's Role in the War on Drugs

Obama Addresses American Islamist Convention

President Obama addressed the 50th annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America via videotape, praising the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity for its partnership with his administration. A Clarion Project report showed that the convention's roster of speakers includes many extremists. "Over the last half-century, you’ve upheld the proud legacy of American-Muslims' contributions to our national fabric and this gathering is a testament to that tradition," Obama says to ISNA. [more...]

Desperate Big Labor Shows True Colors on Labor Day

Over the Labor Day holiday, Big Labor once again demonstrated how desperate it is to rebuild its diminishing membership roles. Despite the fact the tactics they have been utilizing for the last 20 years are not working, they keep on using them. The union membership results speak for themselves: union membership dropped by 398,000 in 2012, leaving membership at post-WWII low off 11.3 percent. [more...]

The Definition of a "Living Wage"

I find it interesting that an industry with 75% percent turnover in workers would want to unionize. No one goes to McDonald’s, Burger King or KFC to pursue a career in burger flipping in order to take care of a family. These jobs are one of the learning cycles in life - a normal and natural progression on the path to one’s life career. They provide great experiences that teach a young person how to take responsibility for his or her actions, to learn how to work in a team environment, to learn what "8 to 5" means and why a company needs to make a profit. These are good skills to have and lessons that need to be learned. It is not meant to be a life sustaining job. [more...]

The Syria Decision

Is America getting ready to unleash the dogs of war based on faulty intelligence?  The UN fact finding mission to Syria is still unconvinced that Assad was the one who used the chemical weapons. In addition, the original intelligence report provided by the Israeli intelligence "Unit 8200 electronic intelligence" group reveals that the August 21st attack was a staged attack by the rebels to force America to get involved in Syria. Assad had been on a winning streak and it had become clear that America was losing interest in supporting what America perceived as increasingly radicalized rebels. Therefore, by using Sarin gas on their own people, the rebels knew they can force America to come and take out Assad or at least weaken him drastically, thus paving the way for a major game changer in Syria. [more...]

The Government's Role in the War on Drugs

Using heroin, cocaine and other such substances can ruin any life. The USA has therefore been waging a massive and decades-long war on drugs, both on the federal and local level. In essence, the government is saying that the people cannot resist this particular temptation, so it is attempting to prevent drugs from being available. A civic matter is something public that is entirely beyond the ability of individuals to deal with, such as road building or enforcing truth in packaging. The personal struggle to avoid harmful substances, however, is a component of one’s personal obligation to live morally. Common sense dictates that it only makes sense to wage war if it accomplishes something. In the case of this war, the battle against drugs has been terribly expensive and most ineffective.  [more...]

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