Category Archives: PND Podcast & Video

Boston Strong? Antifa thugs assault flag-waving woman

Source: Town Hall

"Press reports claim that the free speech rally/counter-protests in Boston have been 'mostly peaceful,' but that's small comfort to an older woman who was assaulted by an Antifa member as she waved the US flag on Boston Common. Before getting to the video of the assault, let's take a gander at some of the signs carried by 'counter-protesters': 'Love thy neighbor. No exceptions.' Wonderful message. 'Boston Together Against Hate.' Another great message. Unfortunately, love did not triumph over Antifa's hate. [video: Woman waving American flag hit, dragged by protester …] The woman was understandably shaken at the end of the video. As usual, Antifa demonstrates that they will violently remove any person or symbol they deem offensive — which includes the US flag." (08/19/17)

Fresh Air, 08/16/17

Source: National Public Radio [US state media]

"Eric Lipton of 'The New York Times' says lobbyists now working for the government are leading a regulatory roll back that is benefiting the industries they used to represent." [editor's note: Like regulatory capture has ever NOT been the case? – TLK] [Flash audio] (08/16/17)

"Fire and fury" in Korea: It's really all about China

Source: AIM Radio

"Our viewers and readers are concerned about North Korea and want to know if Trump's remarks about 'fire and fury' went too far. Betsy asks Thomas, 'What is really happening in North Korea?' What she finds out is more than expected and uncovers deep truths about China and the world’s missing gold." [Podcast] [editor's note: This goes a bit deeper that the headline – SAT] (08/14/17)

Fresh Air, 08/10/17

Source: National Public Radio [US state media]

"Investigative reporter Philip Shenon tells us about newly-declassified documents which shed light on Lee Harvey Oswald's trip to Mexico weeks before the assassination. He met with Cuban officials and may have boasted about planning to kill the President Kennedy. 'It's remarkable to discover that the CIA itself describes what happened after the Kennedy assassination as being a cover up,' Shenon says." [editor's note: See the "JFK assassination" tag at Rational Review for alternative takes on the subject, including those of Future of Freedom Foundation president Jacob Hornberger – TLK] [Flash audio] (08/10/17)

Fresh Air, 08/09/17

Source: National Public Radio [US state media]

"California physician Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter is grappling with when to implement her state's new End of Life Option Act — which allows certain terminally ill patients to receive medical assistance to hasten death. Her book is 'Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life." [Flash audio] (08/09/17)

Should we get rid of political parties?

Source: The Atlantic

"Mickey Edwards was a Republican congressman for 16 years, but now he argues for shaking up the system. 'It's a dumb way to try to run a government,' he says, reflecting on the current gridlock and polarization between Democrats and Republicans during this interview at the 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival." [editor's note: So long as politics exists, political parties will exist. They may be less overt and formal, but they'll be there – TLK] [Flash video] (08/02/17)

Intercepted Podcast, 08/02/17

Source: The Intercept

"With spiking tensions between the United States and North Korea, we reflect on the history of the region with author and foreign policy expert John Feffer. And The Intercept's Naomi Klein talks to U.K. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn about the Reagan-Thatcher era of privatization policies and lessons the Democratic Party could learn from Corbyn's unexpected electoral success." [various formats] (08/02/17)

Intercepted, 07/26/17

Source: The Intercept

"This week on Intercepted: Glenn Greenwald fills in for Jeremy Scahill, and we take a deep dive into the origins and evolution of the Trump-Russia story. Fox News’s Tucker Carlson and Glenn find something they can actually agree on (the Democratic establishment’s Russia hysteria), but diverge on Tucker’s coverage of immigration and crime. Glenn responds to stories by Peter Beinart and Jeet Heer. And Russian-American writer Masha Gessen explains how conspiracy thinking is a mirror of the leaders we put in power, and why it’s so tempting — and dangerous — to believe in simplistic reasons for Trump’s election." [various formats] (07/26/17)

Why President Trump is on the verge of total victory

Scott Adams

Source: Scott Adams Blog
by Scott Adams

Adams with his usual bigger-picture long-range approach … the key claim might surprise you (but I still wanna know if he can do the fandango) [Flash video] (07/25/17)

Mexican drug cartels suspected in TX smuggling

Source: USA Today

"The Department of Homeland Security Investigations office looking at the deaths of 10 immigrants found in a tractor trailer in Texas says it’s no secret that Mexican drug cartels likely had a hand in the smuggling operation." [Video] [editor's note: Not sure this is "news" to anyone with a clue – SAT] (07/25/17)