Thursday, December 4, 2014

12-4-14 Excellent Guests for Your Show

1. Julian Kulski: Therapy for PTSD
2. Ivan Eland: A Continuing Trend of U.S. Military Incompetence
3. Wayne Allyn Root: Is The NY Times Guilty of Attempted Murder?
4. Bill Tatro: The Math Doesn't Work
5. Kyle Olson: Nebraska School District Scans Student Fingerprints for Lunch Program
6. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: Voting Fraud in the U.S. 

Therapy for PTSD

After the war, I had nightmares, I couldn't sleep, couldn't digest normal food, but also my mind.  The Army doctor suggested I write in the form of a diary and put it away and forget about it so I could start a new life.  Fortunately, I was invited to England - Lady Copeland's home - I was able to spend every morning writing down my experiences from 1939 through 1945. I was still having nightmares and having problems with my body; I would wake up in the middle of the night throwing grenades standing up on my bed, but it wasn't a grenade, it was a side lamp.  I wrote my diary as a therapy for myself. I was reliving it, but I knew it was good for me. Watch Julian talking about PTSD, writing therapy, and publishing his diary.

A Continuing Trend of U.S. Military Incompetence

As U.S. forces withdraw from parts of Afghanistan, the Taliban is making gains in several areas of the country. The Afghan police and army are slowly giving way, despite the United States spending 13 years and tens of billions of dollars training those forces. When the United States completes its withdrawal from ground combat at the end of this year, this unfavorable trend will undoubtedly accelerate – that is, if the Afghan security forces don't collapse altogether, as did similarly U.S.-trained Iraqi forces in that country. Thus, in the longest war in American history, the U.S. military has failed to pacify Afghanistan – as had the mighty British Empire three times in the 19th and early 20th centuries and the Soviet superpower more recently in the 1980s. In fact, an outside force has not pacified Afghanistan since Cyrus the Great of Persia did it in ancient times. [more...]

Is The NY Times Guilty of Attempted Murder?

The New York Times recently published the home address of Police Officer Darren Wilson and his pregnant police officer wife. Once they were publicly ridiculed for this reckless action, the paper took down the story, but inexplicably left up the name of Darren Wilson’s street address. Is The New York Times trying to incite murder? How could any respectable journalist publish the address of a police officer, knowing there are thousands of violent criminals who'd like to kill him? Why would a newspaper purposely make Officer Wilson a "marked man?" If someone kills Officer Wilson or his wife... or mistakenly kills an entire family living in the home next door... isn’t The New York Times liable? [more...]

The Math Doesn't Work

We're asked to believe the addition of 5 million undocumented immigrants to an overstressed job market will have no negative impact? According to some, the unleashing of 5 million new undocumented immigrants into the workforce is exactly the shot in the arm that we need. They will argue that many are already in the system and the president has just brought them out of the shadows. The fear of deportation has kept many from taking the kind of job that does require legal paperwork. Now that that little item has been dispensed with, those people can really do the kind of job that will secure their future. However, that job already has the retiree in it - a college kid who needs it and now the undocumented who wants it. The employer is salivating since his one job is in high demand, meaning a wage that is nowhere near what it used to be. The law of supply and demand has not been repealed and the addition, annually, of millions of new college graduates and now millions of new undocumented immigrants prove in the job market: the math doesn't work. [more...]

Nebraska School District Scans Student Fingerprints for Lunch Program

Westside Community Schools have begun collecting student fingerprints for its school lunch program. The school district has moved to a biometric identification program, saying students will no longer have to use an ID card to buy lunch. "Students lose their ID, they left it at home, it went through the washing machine, there were all kinds of reasons why kids didn't have an ID and it took a lot of time for them to fish it out of their pockets and holding their tray at the same time," says Diane Zipay of Westside Nutrition Services. "They never lose their finger." [more...]

Voting Fraud in the U.S.

Voting fraud is (of course) illegal, but does it really happen here in the United States? I always associated such devious acts as a civics nightmare only other countries never seem capable of waking up to. Research suggests that voting fraud is difficult to do in the US. If a person votes early, their name is noted on the precinct registered and supplied to every polling place in the parish. The names of those who vote on Election Day are checked off on the same registers used on early voting dates. It greatly minimizes the potential mishaps made when there are too many papers floating about. Hypothetically, any attempt to vote twice would be caught immediately. [more...]

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