Category: Big Government

Why Oregon’s Health Care Lost Its Way—and Can It Recover?

Why Oregon’s Health Care Lost Its Way—and Can It Recover?

Show Summary: It was only six years ago that Oregon had one of the health care systems and markets in the nation. But then Democrats “fixed it” with their zeal for universal health care. A look back—and can it be fixed?

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Air Dates: Nov 9 & 10, 2019 | Lisa Lettenmaier

There’s a scene in Star Trek III when the crew of the Enterprise have stolen the ship and they’re being pursued by the Excelsior, the newest, fastest ship in the Federation fleet. The Enterprise goes to warp and the Excelsior prepares to give chase—only to have the engines grind to a halt and come to a dead stop. Scotty turns to Dr. McCoy, hands him some bolts, and says, “Here, Doctor. From one surgeon to another. The more they overhaul the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain.”

And that’s pretty much what happened to Oregon’s health care.

Oregon’s Health Care: What Happened?

What happened? In a word: Democrats. In their zeal to push Oregon into “universal health care,” also known as “single payer.” Or, more accurately, “socialized medicine.”

A Look Back at Oregon’s Health Care

This week, we’re joined by Lisa Lettenmaier, the owner and operator of Health Source Northwest. Lisa is our go-to expert for health care, especially the “unique aspects” of Oregon’s health care market, given our lurch toward socialized medicine.

It’s open enrollment time. Do you have an insurance plan? The deadline is Dec. 7th for Medicare and Dec. 15th for individuals. See HealthSourceNW.com

Oregon’s Health Care System Transformation

In 2013, then-Oregon-Governor John Kitzhaber, a huge proponent of single-payer/universal health care/socialized medicine introduced a grand plan for Oregon’s health care. It was generally known (in typical socialist lingo) as “Oregon’s health system transformation.”

Kitzhaber convinced Obama to spend billions on this new innovative health care system that was going to transform health care as we know it: improve care and lower costs. You read that correctly. We spent billions to lower costs.

It introduced regional monopolies known as “coordinated care organizations” (CCOs). This,  despite studies that repeatedly shown that ACOs (associated care organizations, as they are known in Obamacare) do not save money. And do not improve care.

Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organizations

To set up these monopolies, they introduced legislation to bypass antitrust laws, violating the free market. The Oregon Health Authority (nice name, Nazis!) became the overseer of all things health. And the bureaucracies. Multiple layers of bureaucrats between you and your doctor. All of whom end up on Oregon’s PERS. A global budget that removed the ability to track monies allocated per patient. (Because that wouldn’t ever lead to abuse, grift, and corruption.) And a never-before seen cap on Medicare and Medicaid.

Basically, CCOs violated every free-market principle that would lower costs and improve care.

And, sadly, Oregon Republicans helped pass it. Yes, Republicans. How did this happen?

Useful Idiots: Oregon’s Republicans

Basically, the transformation was sold to gullible Republicans under the guise of “saving money” and “local control.” After the fact, they were “surprised” that this turned out to be a big giant push toward socialized medicine.

In reality, it shouldn’t have surprised any of them. Why? Because on the first page, the first paragraph of the bill it clearly said, “It is the intention of the Legislative Assembly to achieve the goals of universal access.” Yes. Universal health care. Single payer. No private health care. The finest that Venezuela has to offer.

Bill language from Oregon's health care transformation

True Stories of Socialized Medicine

Here’s a reminder: no democrat running for president has ever lived under socialism. Not one.  That’s right. None of them have ever lived under universal health care. And yet Bernie and Warren and several others are pushing for both socialism and universal health care.

Know what’s funny? Have you noticed that when people in those universal health care systems run into trouble, they go to where there isn’t a universal health care system? Instead, they come here to the U.S. rather than waiting weeks or months for treatment.

Well, not everyone. Just the rich. And the politicians.

When you run into trouble in a universal health care system, you go to where there isn’t a universal health care system

Want some true stories from people who have lived under socialized medicine? See this thread on Twitter from Carlos Osweda.

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Ukraine: Tip of the Tip of the Iceberg

Ukraine: Tip of the Tip of the Iceberg

Show Summary: When it comes to collusion, corruption, and foreign interference in our elections, Ukraine is the epicenter. Ukraine is why the Democrats are so worried. And it explains why their whistle blower panicked. And has the Ukraine investigation exposed another Deep State set up of the Trump campaign?

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Air Dates: Nov. 2nd & 3rd, 2019 | John Solomon and John Kiriakou

This week: To many political observers, the Democrats have done the proverbial “jump the shark” by relentless pushing a fake impeachment before even all the facts are known. And once again, they’re relying on their triad of allies:  disinformation, the Democrat “mainstream media”, and the ill-informed everyday voters (thanks to disinformation and the Democrat mainstream media).

But why? Why rush into a fake impeachment when they know it will fail in the senate? And why did their much vaunted “whistle blower” suddenly panic over a benign phone call between two presidents? One word: Ukraine.

Ukraine: Ground Zero of Corruption and Collusion

To understand why the Democrats pulled the trigger, you have to understand the panic behind what happened on the Ukraine phone call.  We talk with John Solomon, formerly of The Hill and now a Fox News contributor, about the origins of the Ukraine corruption.

It starts with Obama and Biden in the wake of the 2014 Ukraine uprisings. We talk with John Solomon about the Obama administration’s odd maneuvers, essentially creating the perfect storm — not to fight corruption but for corruption. Including setting up an anti-corruption bureau that became the cloak for corruption.

Another Deep State Ploy?

One of the more interesting stories John Solomon has exposed was a secretive meeting at the Obama-Biden White House. Biden had invited the top Ukrainian prosecutors to the White House to discuss corruption.

But what it turned into was actual corruption: White House official urging the Ukraine prosecutors to drop their investigation into Burisma. And to re-open a dormant corruption case into a a political operative who would later be pushed into the Trump campaign. We talk it over with John Solomon and the follow up with John Kiriakou. Was this yet another example of guilt engineering? Much like we’ve seen with George Papadopoulos. (and as John Kiriakou himself experienced.)

More Collusion by the Democrats

As we researched this week’s show and the collusion and corruption centered around Ukraine, it became abundantly clear we are at the mere tip of the tip of the iceberg. There is a lot more coming in the following weeks. John Solomon has been a one-man workhorse to expose this corruption. Be sure to take a look at the links below.

Ukraine as Impeachment Trigger

The Democrats’ actions aren’t reasonable or normal in the wake of what happened. Trump is looking into corruption. And for that they want to impeach him?

The Democrat’ actions can only be explained by sheer panic and desperation. Why are they so panicked over a phone call about corruption. If there was corruption by Joe Biden, shouldn’t they want to get to the bottom of things?

Instead, they’ve turned this into Trump allegedly abusing the power of his office by going after a political opponent.

It begs the question: just how many Democrats were profiting off the corruption in Ukraine?

The Ukraine Whistle Blower

Here’s what other sites have said about the whistle blower. He’s a Biden operative. He was formerly fired by the White House for leaking. Not to mention spreading false stories about Putin ordering Trump to do things. He is a registered democrat. And his name is Eric Ciaramella.

We talk with an actual whistle blower, John Kiriakou, about the Democrats secret whistle blower. John actually went to jail over his whistle blowing, as a patriot. You can imagine John has a lot to say about this guy who has been sniping from the deepest shadows of the Deep State.

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  • Follow John Solomon on Twitter: @JSolomonReports. Follow John Kiriakou on Twitter, @JohnKiriakou
  • John Solomon’s excellent work can be found at TheHill.com. His new site is johnsolomonreports
  • John Kirakou’s books can be found in our I Spy Radio Store page
  • Steele, State and the [Russian] Alfa Bank conspiracy theory exposed (via John Solomon Reports, Oct 23, 2019).
    • “…a long-pedaled allegation that Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin had a secret communications network through a computer server at Russia’s Alfa Bank.”
    • Based on unexplained “pings” between the bank’s computer and a server used by Trump
    • the theory soon became political fodder for Fusion GPS,
    • Arises from Christopher Steele visiting the State Dept on Oct 11, 2016
    • The memo also stated that after a New York Times reporter contacted Alfa Bank about the pings, the “hidden server belonging to Trump then disappears.” It added “no one but Alfa Bank was asked.”
    • John: “The now debunked conspiracy theory about Alfa Bank and Russia collusion was given life through Steele’s contact at State, fanned by career bureaucrats and the Fusion GPS firm. It’s the sort of tale that makes some believe there is — or at least was — a ‘deep state’ trying to influence the 2016 election.”
  • Let’s get real: Democrats were first to enlist Ukraine in US elections (John Solomon, The Hill, Sept 23, 2019)
  • Senior Ukrainian official says he’s opened probe into US election interference (The Hill, Sept 2019)
  • The most important stories on the Ukraine scandal (via John Solomon Reports, Oct 2019).
  • George Soros’s secret 2016 access to State exposes ‘big money’ hypocrisy of Democrats (John Solomon, The Hill, Aug. 07, 2019)
    • Whatever political persuasion you hold, Soros’s election-year contacts at State speak volumes about the fact that big-money access to those in power is a bipartisan phenomenon.
  • Clinton campaign given defensive briefing about foreign threat, something Trump never got on Russia (John Solomon Reports, Oct 24, 2019)
    • “My sources say the FBI was a participant in the briefing but they cannot tell me which foreign power was raised with Clinton’s team because it remains classified. Several said the threat did not involve Russia, Ukraine or China though.”
      • So on the one hand, you have FBI and CIA planting evidence and assets into the Trump campaign, never telling Trump at all about “Russian agents” so he could help catch them — and on the other hand, you have US Intelligence giving a briefing to Hillary that they didn’t give to Trump
      • Could this “briefing” have been about Trump and his supposed work with Russia et al?
  • Ukrainian Embassy confirms DNC contractor solicited Trump dirt in 2016 (John Solomon, The Hill, May 2, 2019)

Even More on Ukraine

  • U.S. backs Ukraine, warns Russia with Biden visit (Reuters, Apr 22, 2014)
  • Uncovering Russiagate’s Origins Could Prevent Future Scandals (The Nation, Oct 28, 2019)
  • U.S. Citizens Continue to Infiltrate Eastern European Governments (Oriental Review, May 1, 2015)
    • “The recent appointment of the austerity-loving U.S. citizen and investment firm chief Natalie Jaresko as Ukraine’s Finance Minister continues a trend that has seen one Eastern European country after another appointing or electing U.S. citizens as major government officials.
    • Jaresko had Ukrainian citizenship conferred on her by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko as she arrived in Kiev to take up her new post in the government of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, himself a former legal U.S. resident
    • Jaresko not only handled Ukraine’s $74 billion in “debt restructuring”, she later transferred to Puerto Rico to handle their $70 billion debt restructuring as well.
Disinformation in Action: Recognize it, Fight it

Disinformation in Action: Recognize it, Fight it

Show Summary: Part II of our Disinformation mini-series. Recognizing disinformation, and how disinformation is used to push policies, not just attack people

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Air Dates: Oct. 12 & 13, 2019 | Ron Rychlak & Jonathan Williams

This week: We continue our discussion with Ron Rychlak, co-author of Disinformation. We’ll talk with him about one of the greatest tools to defeat a disinformation campaign: recognizing it. As we said last week, plots hatched in darkness die in sunlight.

Disinformation in Action

We’ll start by discussing the current disinformation campaign: the latest attack on Donald Trump to ‘re-frame” him as a traitor to his country rather than what he is, a patriot fighting the corruption that runs so deep in our own government.

But people who are about to be exposed are going to fight back. And that’s exactly what we’re seeing now. But the question is, who is running this?

Be sure to tune in to hear the telltale signs of a disinformation campaign as we’re seeing right now. And don’t miss our discussion with Ron about fighting back against disinformation.

You’ll come away with some tools of your own to recognize it. And in the case of disinformation, knowledge truly is power.

Disinformation by Ron Rychlak book coverBe sure to check out Ron’s terrific book. It is truly an eye-opener about what is happening today as this Soviet-era propaganda tool is still being used today — right here in America

After we speak with Ron, we switch gears a bit to discuss how disinformation isn’t just about attacking and re-framing political or other high-profile targets. It can also be used to push policy.

Applied Disinformation

When it comes to policy, there’s probably no greater example of applied disinformation than Climate Change. Why? Because it’s based on falsehood that’s not easily disproved. But wait, there’s more.

We talk with Jonathan Williams, the chief economist at ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. First, we start with some typical disinformation when it comes to economics. For example, economic policies that sound like they should be true but aren’t. Like “if we raise taxes, the state will get more money.”

Global Warming: the Biggest Disinformation Campaign of All Time

Climate Change, formerly “global warming,” formerly “global cooling,” is a prime example of a hoax masquerading, through the tools of disinformation, as a legitimate science. With the tools from our first guest, you’ll recognize how and why it’s all a giant disinformation campaign.

But you’ll also hear how this disinformation becomes the basis of damaging economic policy. Like California not touching the forests (that are now burning) and pushing through “green energy” instead of common-sense energy programs. And you’ll hear how it violates common economic principles via government control.

Government control is only a good thing when it’s about controlling government.

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  • Ron’s book, Disinformation can be found on our store page or just head straight to Amazon.
  • The American Legislative Exchange Council is one of the best organizations out there for sound economic policies. Their website can be found at ALEC.org
  • Jonathan Williams is the co-author of the annual report, Rich States, Poor States. How is your state doing?

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Democrats and their Desperate Disinformation Ploy

Democrats and their Desperate Disinformation Ploy

Show Summary: Scott McEwen (American Sniper) and Ron Rychlak (Disinformation) on the Democrats methods and how they model tools from Soviet-era disinformation campaigns.

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Original Air Dates: Oct. 5th & 6th, 2019 | Scott McEwen & Ron Ryschlok

This Week: The D’s keep giving us the same story over and over and we’re supposed to think there’ll be a different result. Except we’re not the ones who are crazy. Instead, we’re on to them. So disinformation in the age of Schiff and Pelosi just doesn’t work as well as it used to. Maybe it’s because they’re so bad at it. Or some of the swamp that has been relied on has actually been sent packing. Let’s hope for the latter.

The Democrats Desperation

Camp Valor book cover by bestselling author, Scott McEwenOn the heels of Trump’s record-low-unemployment-number-blow-out (a FIFTY-year low!), American’s have a lot to be grateful for. And one of those things to be grateful for are the Americans who have studied and zeroed in on just how the political games are being played. And are now well-armed to fight back. After all, if we don’t understand ‘em, we can’t beat ‘em.

Order Scott’s book, Camp Valor! Great for your kids and grand kids. For the next generation of patriots. Trust us. This will be a movie some day. Check out all of Scott’s books in our store page

Plots Hatched in Darkness, Die in Sunlight

Disinformation by Ron Rychlak book coverWe start with bestselling co-author of American Sniper, Scott McEwen, who has carefully kept his eyes focused on the Democrats’ attempt at a presidential coup. You’ll hear him describe what Pelosi’s attempts have led to, how they’re exposing themselves, and why he feels it’s not so much an impeachment attempt but is actually an unlawful takeover of the presidency.

Buy Ron Rychlak’s terrific book, Disinformation.  If you want to understand the Democrats’ desperate impeachment ploy, read this book. Media rollouts, staging, re-framing, and more.

As the Democrats level every unfounded and false claim they can, even the Washington Post awarded Schiff four Pinocchio’s for his dishonest rendition of Trump’s phone call transcript. And don’t miss Scott’s new book, Camp Valor’s sequel, in February 2020!

Telltale Signs of Disinformation

Disinformation - Mark Twain it is easier to fool people than to convince them they've been fooledThen, Ron Rychlak, co-author of Disinformation, helps us take a look at secretive Soviet-era propaganda campaign and how this tool is being rolled out today with the “impeachment.” We discuss why the effort to keep the false narrative spinning is so important to the far-left.

It’s more than changing our opinions. The goal of disinformation is accept their false premise as being the truth.

Democrats Disinformation Impeachment

Using tools of disinformation, active Soviet-era agents successfully took down religious leaders and politicians. They used a network of millions (yes, millions) of disinformation agents and operatives who worked their way into positions of power and influence. In the government, in media, in film, and in academia. At the end of the war, happened to all these agents? Where are they now? You won’t want to miss his answer.

Ron will be back next week to continue the discussion.

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  • Check out Scott McEwen’s and Ron Rychlak’s books in the I Spy Radio store page. All their books in one easy place. 
  • Adam Schiff, House Intel Chairman, Got Early Account of Whistle-Blower’s Accusations (NYT, Oct 2, 2019)
  • McCarthy signs on to a resolution to censure Schiff for ‘parody’ reading of Ukraine call (Fox News Oct 2, 2019)
  • Bill Barr secretly flew to Italy to listen to a tape of vanished ‘spy’ who told Trump campaign aide Russia had dirt on Hillary as part of his global effort to mop up information about the start of the Russia probe (Daily Mail, Oct 1, 2019
  • Ex-Ukraine prosecutor said he was told to back off probe of Biden-linked firm, files show (Fox News, Oct 2, 2019
  • The CIA’s “family jewels” and Operation Mockingbird
Good News for Good News

Good News for Good News

Show Summary: Time for a little good news. Changes to the Endangered Species Act mean species might actually start to recover. Hollywood most famous mainstream pop-culture couple goes Christian. Bernie reveals the real intentions of Global Warming Alarmists. And a new Christian movie continues to prove the viability of movies with an actual story. Go figure!

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Air Dates: Month # & #, 2019 | Dr. Bob Zybach & James Hirsen

Good Time for Good News

This Week:  Over the past few months we’ve been able to experience what President Trump has done for our courts, especially the 9th Circuit.  There have actually been decisions made in the past few weeks that support things like, oh you know, the rule of law.

With just that one amazing change, Trump may finally be able to make a decision without being hauled into court, as the Left tries any trick to try stop. And this subtle but important change means we can look at some of the new rules knowing they may actually be enacted.

Good News for the Endangered Species Act

One of those are incredibly important changes he’s made to the Endangered Species Act. And, naturally, what’s being reported about simple changes that could lead to actual recovery of these species is being mis-reported that it will destroy a “vitally needed” government program.

This act that was to save animals from extinction because the money resource for far-left organizations who abused it through their sue-and-settle actions.  Rather than trying to protect animals from harm they wanted to raise funds by suing while having prelimary agreements from Deep State bureaucrats to happily ensure the government would lose its case so that they could pay out high and outrageous attorney fees back to them.  A legal loop hold that until recently was handing over millions to pro-environmental-anti-human groups.

With that atrocious practice eliminated, we turn our focus to the changes Trump’s administration has actually made to the ESA and its new benefits to species and to landowners.  Dr. Zybach walks us through what he’s seen in how the landowner is now empowered to help with the ESA and why that’s a good thing.

Also, don’t miss his personal encounter with the Endangered Species Act, Oregon’s “other Spotted Owl”, the Marbled Murrelet. It’s a good example of abuse by the scientific community and what happens when you sacrifice science on the altar of politics. (You can download his article, Oregon Coast Range Old-Growth: Part III, Marbled Murrelet Habitat.)

Good News from Hollywood. Wait, what…?

Kanye West September 2019 Album leaks, Jesus is King
Kanye West September 2019 Album leaks, Jesus is King

Then we turn to Hollywood, the last place we expected to see good news this week and talk with James Hirsen about one star of pop culture who is making a dramatic change —to Christian music.

Kanye West, who recently became a born-again Christian, has a new album coming out in September.  Mr. Hirsen walks us through Kanye and his wife, Kim Kardashian, have a tremendous impact on pop culture and why the Far Left may push back against them. Or just flat out turn on them. Because, you know, kids listening to an enlightened and positive message is clearly so dangerous.

We also have a momentary dip into the darker side of Bernie Sanders who wants population control because of (drum roll) global warming. He wants to sacrifice life to save us from death, sigh.

But we only stay on the dark side for a little bit and quickly turn back to some more good news—the newest Christian movie, Overcomer, and its powerful message.

This week, it’s all good fun, and uplifting, except for Bernie’s message.  But then again, when is anything socialist ever good news?

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We Didn’t See This Coming: Iranian Special Ops | America’s Critical Two Years to Reach Muslims

We Didn’t See This Coming: Iranian Special Ops | America’s Critical Two Years to Reach Muslims

Show Summary: A former cultural jihadist talks about Iranian special forces already operating in America. And why America has only a critical two years to reach American Muslims before they are radicalized.

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Air Dates: Sept 7 & 8, 2019 | Kamal Saleem (@koomeministries)

cultrual jihad, a real and sinister threat to America. Watch this incredible video of one former cultural jihadist
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This Week:  As we prepare for our shows, we spend hours developing our discussion topics, researching them, and developing questions. But we always wonder what the unexpected will bring.  And our guest this week, former jihadist Kamal Saleem, did just that. Brought us the unexpected.

Don’t miss our conversation that reveals the unexpected: Iranian special forces have crossed the border and are already operating in the US.

Muslims in America

While the seventy-some Muslims running for Congress in 2020 has gotten some media attention, there’s another group that may be even more worrisome. Listen in to find out more

Also tune in to hear about America’s critical two years. As a former cultural jihadist, this is Kamal’s specialty. After all, he was trained to come here and sabotage America from within. And that included turning immigrant Muslims against their adopted country.

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Kamal needs your support to reach out to Muslims, to bring them to the love and peace he has found—and to fight for America, not fight against Her.

What We’re Fighting and Why We Must

And what if the country disappears?  No, that’s not hyperbole. That really is what’s at stake. What if the Constitution gets mired down by those who hate Americans and America itself through our own elections? America was founded on uniquely Judeo-Christian principles, leading to a country that is a beacon of freedom in the world. Tune in to find out why we are that beacon and how its under attack — from without and from within.

Because from the standpoint of socialists, communists, and yes even from Islam’s standpoint, there can never be and never will be any peace — until America as we know it is destroyed. 

Why? It’s simple. As long as America remains as a bastion of freedom, as long as America stands, no communist or socialist or theocrat or dictator can ever be safe. Because as long as America stands, the people of their countries will always look to America and say, why can’t we have their freedoms?

Don’t miss this week’s show to find out what every American needs to know.

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Epstein and Comey – Extreme Abuse of Power

Epstein and Comey – Extreme Abuse of Power

Show Summary: We talk with John Solomon and Dr Tim Ball about the extreme abuse of power and corruption as seen in the Jeffrey Epstein and Comey cases.

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Original Air Dates: Aug 17 & 18, 2019 | John Solomon & Dr. Tim Ball

This Week:  In America we know our country isn’t perfect but it has the realization of someday getting there and we love her for that.  Such is the conversation that goes on now as we watch our government grapple with the huge mistakes it’s made. Some of them repeatedly. Mistakes that may have unnecessarily put men in jail or caused people to die— not to mention a massive abuse of power.

Abuse of Power

Two stories that are emblematic of this point are the investigations into the death of Jeffrey Epstein and the Russian hoax.  Both are important, and both exemplify government mismanagement and, quite possibly, deep corruption.  What’s troubling is both of these examples of corruption are right smack dab in the middle of our once-trusted Department of Justice.

Sadly, our government turned its moral compass upside down as insiders grapple to gain power.  We have to fix what some may feel is unfixable: a bureaucratic system that creates an environment where insiders aren’t responsible nor get punished.

John Solomon: Epstein, Comey, and the DOJ

Bill Clinton was a frequent visitor to Jeffrey Epstein "pedo island"
Bill Clinton was a frequent visitor to Jeffrey Epstein “pedo island”

This week we interview perhaps the nation’s top investigative reporter John Solomon, who has been exposing corruption for his entire career. He’s been on the Comey and Epstein case with unbelievable depth and insights. We’re honored to have him and in true I Spy Radio form, we actually let him talk and go in depth.

John takes us through the recent investigation of Epstein’s death and he delivers clear information of what are the facts of the story and where the investigation may still lead.  He also talks about Comey, who, so far, has escaped justice but there’s a steel trap that may (finally!) be coming his way.

Extreme Abuse of Power and the Immorality of those in Power

Prince Andrew with an underage girl and Epstein's alleged madam
Prince Andrew with an underage girl and Epstein’s alleged madam

Then we talk with Dr. Tim Ball, who as an outsider living in Canada, gives us his perspectives on how other countries see the US investigations, the DOJ’s handling of the Epstein and Comey cases. Don’t miss the discussion on the Epstein case of the horrific abuse of power of those involved at the highest levels of government—including the Royal Family’s abuse of power as they become entangled in the Epstein case.

And the most shocking? The ultimate corruption: they believe it’s their right to abuse. They’re entitled to do what they want.

This is most definitely one of those shows you do not want to miss.

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American Exceptionalism: Why don’t we see more “Little Americas”?

American Exceptionalism: Why don’t we see more “Little Americas”?

Show Summary: Why do countries turn toward socialism when all they need to do is copy America’s success? A look at American exceptionalism and why we’re so hard to imitate.

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Air Dates: July 13 & 14, 2019 | Dr. Tim Ball

When you hear the term “American exceptionalism” it usually is used negatively. America isn’t great. America was never great. And so on. Just do a search on Google and you’ll be pummeled with negativity. “American exceptionalism is a dangerous myth” and so on.

But why is it that more “Little Americas” don’t spring into existence? Countries like Venezuela turn to socialism—and then fail spectacularly. Why don’t they instead follow America’s example? It’s not like we’ve hidden away our founding documents. The road map to freedom and prosperity is all right there.

American Exceptionalism

This week on I Spy Radio we look at why, in all the nations in the world, America is uniquely exceptional. And, oddly enough, Oregon is the unexpected example of what American Exceptionalism is all about.

Oregon? Really? How can that be you ask. Because right now the Far Left has taken over in Oregon with a super majority that has the ability to increase taxes regardless of what the other party or even what voters think. And since they won, it was believed by many that Oregon was lost, going completely Far Left. How is that an example of American exceptionalism.

It’s because of our ability to turn things around. To correct course. Because while the Left has taken over, there was an unexpected surprise.

Oregon Turning Point

About two weeks ago, a huge rally took place on the capitol steps that pushed back against the Far Left’s attempt to change this state for good. Or at least for a very, very long time. The D’s were prepared to force through a carbon tax over the objections of the minority party. But after thousands of people rolled up to the steps and rallied against the elected Democrats’ stance of ignoring the people about it via a vote—the politicians backed down.

Having been there personally, I can tell you it terrified the political Left. They’ve been used to steamrolling rural Oregonians. And now they’re rising up? Panic! And they buckled, cancelling (for now) the carbon tax scheme.

And with that, we tasted a very real example of American Exceptionalism.

Why America is So Unique

Since some have called those who pushed back against Oregon’s lawmakers “terrorists,” we wanted a deeper look at American Exceptionalism and what it means. Dr. Tim Ball has a unique viewpoint as a teacher,  historian, geopolitical expert, and climatologist to meld the Far Left’s desire to rid us of our individual rights and freedom of speech in their attempts to replace democracy with socialism.

The struggles of keeping American exceptionalism alive will always be a part of our life as the Left works hard to charm and deceive us into forfeiting our Constitutional rights that gives us inalienable rights, including freedom of speech and the 2nd Amendment.

Global Warming and Socialism

And deceive us they will. As AOC’s chief of staff, Chakrabarti (the same person who funneled $1 million from AOC’s PAC into two of his private companies), so clearly said this week: “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal, is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all. Do you guys think of it as a climate thing? Because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.”

And there it is. That is why staying free takes so much effort.

And yes, that little revelation from Chakrabarti smacks of Agenda 21. (Maybe it’s time to do a refresher show on Agenda 21 and the origins of today’s environmental movement…?)

But tune in to find out more about what makes America so exceptional, why other countries don’t emulate us, and how Climate Change plays a role in all of this. And how, with some effort, Oregonians might finally start turning the tide.

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  • Record freshwater levels in the Great Lakes (via regulationeconomics.com)
    • “The Great Lakes represent 21 per cent of the earth’s fresh water and are seeing record water levels. Activist scientists attribute this to climate change, which until recently was supposed to result in lower water levels.  Temperature levels in the US Great Lakes reached record levels in 1933. Since then not only the have peaks never again been reached but the number of hot days has steadily declined.”
  • Great Lakes Reveal a Fatal Flaw in Climate Change “Science” (via issuesinsights.com, June 2019)
  • Environmental scientist from East Anglia (of all places) warns Global Cooling is the real threat (American Thinker, Mar. 14, 2019)
  • Global What? Summer Chill Worldwide Exposes Warming Hypocrisy (Patriot Post, Jun 27, 2019)
  • Educating the Next Generation to Debate Alarming Climate Claims (CNSNews.com, July 9, 2019)
    • See also: The Climate Change Debate Education project, which offers alternative educational materials to combat the climate alarmism. “Dr. Wojick and his project are also developing what he calls “gate breakers.” These are one-page, nontechnical summaries that explain a particular issue in the scientific debate about climate change. They are designed to be used to confront, challenge or question “gatekeeping” alarmists – such as teachers, speakers or politicians – who refuse to admit the scientific debate even exists.”
Facts in the Declaration | The Case for Independence

Facts in the Declaration | The Case for Independence

Show Summary: Most people know the parts in the Declaration that talk about unalienable human rights, endowed by their Creator. But it also outlined the tyranny of the King, and gave 27 facts for independence. What’s this now about charters and trials in diverse places…? We look at the facts in the Declaration: our Founders’ case for independence

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Air Dates: June 29 & 30, 2019 and July 6 & 7 | Greg Leo 

We love the Fourth of July! Independence Day. It’s like Christmas for patriots. And it’s our annual Fourth of July show — with our “in house” historian, Greg Leo.

Every year, we look a different aspect of Independence Day. Last year we looked at how America survived divisiveness in the past (that show was in the middle of the Mueller investigation into Russia collusion. We looked at the Fourth of July in America’s first 50 years — when our country very nearly didn’t survive.

But this year we take a deeper look at the document that started it all: the Declaration of Independence, and especially the facts in the Declaration as our Founders made the for Independence. And against tyranny.

The Facts in the Declaration of Independence

Most people remember the parts in the Declaration that talk about unalienable human rights, endowed by their Creator. But it also outlined the tyranny of the King, And our Founders gave 27 facts for independence. Facts like, the Kings has removed their charters and holding “mock trials in diverse places.”

While the beauty of the Declaration of Independence lies in its big ideas, it’s embrace of a universal truth—that all men are endowed by their Creator with unalienable rights—the Declaration was a legal case against the tyranny of the King.

In a beautiful bit of philosophical and legal poetry, the Declaration held the freedom and liberty intended for mankind, as given by God Himself, up against the utter despotism and tyranny as embodied in a man—the King of England.

While the politicians and theologians could argue for or against the ideals in the Declaration (many in England—and even in the Colonies—still believed in the “Divine Right of Kings”), the facts in the Declaration were presented as indisputable evidence of tyranny. And it’s a fight that never ends.

The Case for Independence

We talk with Greg Leo, a historian and our annual guest for the Fourth, about what the King was doing for the Founders to include the facts that they did as arguments for independence.

For example, what do you know about the King “taking away our charters”? Or refusing to pass “Laws of immediate and pressing importance”? Or  calling together “legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant? And  what’s this about “mock trials”? We look at these and some of the perhaps more obscure facts in the Declaration, and our Founders case for Independence.

And don’t miss our discussion about the “deleted paragraph.” This was a paragraph that appeared in the early draft of the Declaration but was removed. Find out why Jefferson was pressured to remove it.

Echoes of the Founders’ Fight for Freedom

Also on this year’s Fourth of July show, you’ll hear echoes of our Founders ‘ struggle against tyranny with what is happening here in Oregon, across the country, and around the world. The fight for freedom never ends and every generation must pick up the torch.

Here in Oregon, a group of Republican senators walked away from tyranny when the Democrat super majority and Democrat governor refused to listen to their concerns about a massive new tax on Oregonians. The carbon cap and trade bill (HB 2020). They realized they had no other choice but to walk out and deny the majority a legislative quorum. The governor’s response? In her best imitation of King George III, she called out the police to arrest them.

Yes. Here in Oregon, our governor wanted to arrest her political opposition.

Timber Unity Rally

Rural Oregon Patriots showed up by the thousands at the Timber Unity Rally in Salem
Rural Oregon patriots showed up by the thousands to defend their way of life at the Timber Unity Rally in Salem

But the people rose up. Thousands of rural Oregonians, who were tired of Portlanders telling them what they could or couldn’t do with their land. Or how to run their business. Even what they can do for business. There is no better environmentalist than a farmer. And rural Oregonians are tired of big city environmentalist-wannabes telling them they know better about the environment. And that rural Oregonians are the ones who should be taxed for Portlander’s environmental schemes.

Hey, at least King George never wanted to tax the air the colonists breathed. But I bet he would have loved a carbon tax.

Old-Fashioned Independence Day

Looking for something a little different to do on the Fourth of July? Enjoy an old-fashioned Independence Day at historic Champoeg Park (pronounced “shampoo-ee”). Music, food, and history! From 2:30 – 6 p.m., with the program going from 4–6 p.m., giving you plenty of time to enjoy a taste of history and still get to your evening fireworks. More details can be found at newellpioneervillage.com or download the flyer here.

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Burgess Owens on Reparations: Why the Democrats Owe my Race

Burgess Owens on Reparations: Why the Democrats Owe my Race

Show Summary: Long-time guest on I Spy Radio, Burgess Owens, destroys the Democrat argument for reparations.”Every bad thing that’s happened to my race has been at the hands of the Democrats.

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Air Dates: June 22 & 23, 2019 | Burgess Owens

This Week:  Reparations. A topic that isn’t on most people’s top-ten list of things America needs to do. But it’s a grievance issue. And the Democrats and their presidential candidates are pushing it into the spotlight, so we’re addressing it. But it’s also an issue that shocked people when told, if there is a forced payment, who should pay.

Democrats and their Reparations: Imposed Guilt

Reflection is what you see in the mirror. Projection is when the self-absorbed see themselves in others. The Democrats are obsessed with race. They think everyone else is too. And they think everyone else therefore must be a racist. Because when you see race in everything—you’re the racist.

And it is those far-left Democrats who piously sit in front of their microphones, sneering and condescending to those who didn’t agree with them—the almighty gifters of gifting freebies.

For decades these same Democrats believed that the gold dust shaken from their magic wand of government hand-outs saved the Black community from certain demise.  That if it wasn’t for the generous Democrats who slammed their fists and screeched “Racist!” into their mics to anyone who voted no to welfare handouts that these same poor Blacks would just curl up and die. (Do you see who’s the racist here…?)

Democrat Reparations: You need to Pay for our Guilt

Burgess Owens - is there collusion in the NFL? And Why?
Liberalism: Or How to Turn Good Men into Whiners, Weenies, and Wimps

Let’s be clear. Democrats owned slaves. Not one Republican owned slaves. None. So why do Democrats think everyone, including non-slave-owning Republicans should pay reparations? And ever since they lost the Civil War, Democrats have been trying to run Blacks’ lives. It’s an arrogant assumption. And a racist one. Arrogant and racist because Democrats assume Blacks can’t succeed without them.

But the Democrats’ arrogance didn’t go unnoticed as many in the Black community learned to grow from the dark days of slavery and replace that life with a life of excelling. Embracing freedom, they created families, strong communities, and a belief that if you worked hard and earned your own way it would break those chains of mental and physical slavery for themselves and the next generation.

As these men and women broke out of their chains and put the past behind them, the Far Left delved into techniques of Socialism and Marxism. The Left discovered that to gain and maintain power and control over others was by keeping the powerless dependent on them and their government giveaways.

Burgess Owens: Throw off the Chains of the Democrats

It’s these two dichotomies of thought that we see clashing on our Congressional floors fighting from opposite sides of the room.  Freedom vs. dependence.

Enter Burgess Owens, who through his testimony stood up to those who wanted to keep him and other Blacks dependent, needy, and powerless.

Don’t miss: Burgess Owen’s article in the Wall Street Journal that got him an invite to testify to Congress

Burgess, a long-time guest of I Spy Radio, has been all over the news this week. He made headlines when he shocked Congressmen by saying that it’s the Democrats who should pay reparations to the Black community. (If you missed his Congressional testimony, we’ll be playing some excerpts from it and there are some additional links below.)

Burgess Owens: It’s the Democrats who Owe my Race Reparations

On this week’s show, we talk with Burgess about how reparations, which he calls a Marxist idea. We also hear how demeaning it was to hear Congressional members push for a program that neither recognized nor applauded the life of excellence that he and other Black men and women have lived. That making life easier through handouts actually keeps people in chains.

Join us this week to hear his thoughts on why those who push for reparations are really the racists—and why at this time in history we might finally have them on the run.

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