March 2020

Devil’s Choice

Broadcast Running Time: 1:51:00

John Loeffler

March 28, 2020

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Sometimes you have to choose the lesser of two evils. In this week's boralogue, John looks at the devil's choice: stay isolated and probably kill the economy or ramp up the economy and most likely extend the virus. There needs to be a threading of the needle and our leaders should put aside the urge to behave like bureaucrats and act prudently during this crisis. And it's up to us to pray for wisdom for those leaders.

The plight of persecuted Christians very rarely gets air time in worldwide media, especially so now that we're dealing with Covid-19. Stephen Rasche (www.chaldeanchurcherbil.org), Vice Chancellor at the Catholic University in Erbil, Iraq, joins us to give a clear understanding of how Christians are faring in Iraq and the Middle East.

John and Carol join forces to analyze today's new economic and political paradigm. Things are changing where it concerns politicos' behavior in government, the validity of buying gold and silver, and how headlines and perception fuel the market's engine more than profit statements.

Inevitably, for good or bad, politics seeps into a crisis. Kelly Sadler (www.a1apac.org), Director of Policy and Communications for President Trump's re-election campaign, examines the relief bill, attacks on the President, and helping out businesses during this rough time.

We close out the show this week with disaster and preparedness expert Dr. Paul Williams (www.whenallplansfail.com), who stresses the importance of being calm in an emergency, eating healthy to stave off sickness, and the power of prayer in every situation.

John's quote of the week:
"You're watching happen now what would happen if we implemented all of the designs that we've heard proposed in terms of taxes and carbon credits and the reduction of industry in order to stop man-made global warming. There's no way the economy worldwide can even think about this for the next five or ten years as it climbs out of this mess."

On this week's extra segment, we play a triple feature of noted doctor and preparedness expert Paul Williams. From 2010 after flooding in Nashville, from 2012 following Hurricane Sandy, and from 2014 in the middle of the Ebola outbreak, Dr. Williams gives good advice on how to prepare for emergencies.

Economic Projection

Broadcast Running Time: 1:53:35

John Loeffler

March 21, 2020

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Things are changing rapidly with the Covid-19 virus and things can seem a little chaotic. In this week's boralogue, John stays out of the weeds and looks at where things are heading. There are several different possibilities for the financial market following this black swan event. No matter the direction, though, the same tired responses that have failed in the past, will fail again.

Following up on the boralogue, John welcomes to the show Retired Air Force Brigadier General Robert Spalding (www.hudson.org), who highlights how China is using our capital markets to fund their own initiatives, many of which are not beneficial to the U.S. or to freedom in general.

So what is the future of the economy? Author and longtime Money Manager Dan Perkins (www.danperkinsatsanibel.com) takes a close look at the reactions and panic surrounding this crisis and where he sees the markets and the global economy heading.

John finishes up this week with an important look at the changing geopolitical chessboard, featuring Russia, China, the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East.

John's quote of the week:
"The world is bloated with debt and a sound economy is needed to service that debt. This crisis, whether you think it's a real crisis or an imagined crisis or a deep crisis, the emotional, psychological response at the end of the day is what is going to drive this whole global economy."

On this week's extra segment, we play a double feature of H1N1 coverage from a decade ago. First up is ENT Specialist Dr. Elaina George from November 2009, who discusses the lethality of that virus compared to others as well as the potential danger in vaccines. We follow that up with the late great Dr. Stan Monteith from April 2010, who also examines vaccines and goes into the hype surrounding the H1N1 pandemic.

The Long Emergency II

Broadcast Running Time: 1:51:38

John Loeffler

March 14, 2020

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There is what's known as a black or white fallacy surrounding this coronavirus pandemic: it's either no big deal or it's the end of the world. As usual, the truth lies somewhere in the middle. In this week's extended boralogue, John covers the facts, not the fiction, behind the disease. He begins by accurately stating the medical truth of the virus and then pivots to the economic impact.

He is then joined by his better half, Carol Loeffler, to further explore how the coronavirus is affecting various countries financially on the global geo-economic chessboard. They then examine the virus's influence on the oil markets.

Will this black swan event push us into a recession or could it also push us into a long emergency? John welcomes back to the program futurist and author James Kunstler (www.kunstler.com), who discusses the future of oil and shale production in the U.S., where transportation is headed, and the danger when crises like this threaten what we perceive as normality.

We finish off the show with Dr. Jenna Silakoski (www.northidahodpc.com), a physician in North Idaho, who gives a realistic on the ground view of the coronavirus and how she is handling it from a doctor's perspective.

John's quote of the week:
"In any crisis, the most important thing to remember is God understands and He will provide for us as we go. You can ask Him for wisdom. 'Father, show me where to go and what I need to do.' So let's move on and face this. It's a challenge. But God is always up to challenges."

On this week's extra segment, we play John's latest guest appearance on local radio station KYMS with host Lee Lancaster. In addition to giving a martyred church update, John discusses with Lee the coronavirus (as well as an interesting way to keep from getting it) and defending your faith in times of trouble.

Window to the Left

Broadcast Running Time: 1:58:08

John Loeffler

March 7, 2020

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The Overton Window is a perception at any given moment of what is acceptable in society. In this week's extended boralogue, John gives several examples of how the Overton Window has drifted leftward over the decades. It was originally moored in Judeo-Christian values but then broke free and caused a progressive change in society that has left us on a pitching deck of constantly changing, relativist, self-contradicting ideas.

Conservative speech is being curtailed all over the world, but nowhere so egregiously than in Germany. Attorney Jared Peterson (amgreatness.com) joins us to discuss the tactics of the very leftist German media, plans to shut down dissenting speech, the thwarting of democracy in the German state of Thuringia, and pushback against the Left from some very unlikely sources.

John takes a moment to examine the philosophies of government and economics in regards to the ultimate success or failure of a society. He then welcomes JR Dunn (www.americanthinker.com), Consulting Editor at American Thinker, who shines a light on the confusion, uproar, contradictions, and oftentimes lack of strategy from the Left.

John's quote of the week:
"Even if we took all of the first world countries, it is impossible to take in all of the third world. The only thing you can try to do is make them prosperous in their own countries. That is where the philosophy of government and the philosophy of economics either makes or breaks a society."

On this week's extra segment, we play a double feature from recent past on dysfunction and political correctness on college campuses, specifically with professors who don't tow the leftist line. First, we have Robert Lopez from January 2017 followed by Michael Rectenwald from August 2018. Both share their experiences with woke colleagues and administrators.