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Back with us today is our (normally) Ukraine-based expert Reuben Johnson along with his son, Antonio. They recount the harrowing details of what Antonio went through to locate his father during Reuben's capture by Russian marauders.  They also give an insider's look at the 'fog of war' and discuss the real story regarding the terrible situation in Ukraine.

So, the Biden administration just announced that they are discontinuing the Disinformation Governance Board. We recorded today's interview right before that announcement. The topics today, however, are still very much relevant. Back with us after a long hiatus is writer and scientist Dr. Matt Briggs (wmbriggs.com). He discusses the obvious faults with a disinformation board, as well as similar problems with the new Office of Environment Justice and its counterpart in the Securities and Exchange Commission. Government, in establishing what disinformation is supposed to be, is also establishing what truth is supposed to be.

We have now arrived in this country at a time when a lot of bad ideas are coming home to roost. People are feeling pain because of it. We'll look at two examples of that today. First, John and Producer Steve chat about the recent SCOTUS draft opinion leak and the issues surrounding that. They look at the protests around the Justices' homes, end running the Constitution, ignoring the rule of law, and how the Tenth Amendment is usually and conveniently forgotten. Twisting the language of the Constitution to fit an ideology is always a bad idea and we're seeing the consequences of that now.

Second this week, we focus on the bad ideas related to environmentalism and the current administration's energy strategy. John welcomes Greg Kozera (shalecrescentusa.com), Director of Marketing for Shale Crescent USA. He draws on his experience in the industry to discuss America's energy problems. Climate alarmists demand change, despite the U.S. having cleaner methods of extraction and cleaner fuel. The current administration's bad ideas have only made matters worse, but he offers realistic solutions.

When you're surrounded by bad ideas and the entrenched bureaucracy keeps pumping them out, it takes a lot to stand up to them. We finish out the show this week with Rachel Alexander (intellectualconservative.com), Founder and Editor of the Intellectual Conservative. She describes how Arizona's Attorney General Mark Brnovich is taking on the swamp and is having some success. His strategy: be bold and be not afraid. Fighting this battle is hard, but when bad ideas lead to real world pain, good, sound ideas can counter them.

What is the future of the world's economy? Is it a digital currency and all the problems that come with that? Or is there a better option? Joining us today is Chris Brady (chrisbrady.com), Founder and CEO of Life Platform. He lends his cryptocurrency experience, looking at the benefits of Bitcoin and the dangers of a digital currency, especially the tracking aspect and the programmability standards. He and John also discuss central banks and the inevitable rollout of debt to create digital currencies. Chris also answers the question: is Russia end running sanctions by investing in crypto?

America's energy strategy is failing under the Biden administration. Is there a realistic solution? Joining John today is Greg Kozera (shalecrescentusa.com), Director of Marketing for Shale Crescent USA. He draws on his decades of experience in the industry, showing that the U.S. has cleaner methods of energy extraction and cleaner fuel. Since the current administration is seemingly doing nothing to fix our energy problems, Greg offers several solutions. One answer is for companies to manufacture here – cleaner energy and cheaper transportation – and for consumers then to buy American goods.

As happens once toward the end of every month, John sits down as interviewee with Lee Lancaster on local radio station KYMS. Today, we bring you that interview. John and Lee discuss a number of topics, including truth in reporting from Ukraine, Elon Musk's buyout of Twitter, the five stages of persecution, censorship in social media that led to the rise of alternative platforms, and digital currency. John also gives his monthly update on the martyred church, asking for prayer for believers in Nigeria, Uganda, Egypt, Pakistan, and China.

Reuben Johnson: Ground Truth in Ukraine

Broadcast Running Time: 23:57

John Loeffler

April 29, 2022

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And the war goes on in Ukraine. Lot of reporting, some true, some not so much. What's really going on there? Back with us today is our Ukraine expert Reuben Johnson. He covers a number of topics, including the truth about how much Russia hasn't accomplished, Putin's possible plans moving forward, and a surprising announcement of alliance with Ukraine from a European country. He also draws on his defense industry experience to describe what both Ukraine and Russia have in their military arsenals.

The Moral Thing to Do

Broadcast Running Time: 01:15:37

John Loeffler

April 23, 2022

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The First Amendment to our Constitution states in part that Congress shall not prohibit the free exercise of religion. One government committee is doing just that – in the name of morality. First up this week, John welcomes Andrew Beckwith (mafamily.org), President of the Massachusetts Family Institute. Vida Real, an Hispanic church in Massachusetts, has applied to open a Bible-based school. Even though they have met the requirements, the government panel in charge of approving such requests has denied them. One panel member thinks approval would not be the moral thing to do. For woke leftists, their ideology is a religion – one that always seems to be at odds with Christianity.

So in that case, a woke leftist appealed to morality, but how do people with no sense of morality get away with that? Next up this week, we talk with Rabbi Chananya Weissman (chananyaweissman.com), Founder of End the Madness in Jerusalem. He looks at the nature of morality as it has always been defined and shows how leftist woke religion is diametrically opposed to Judeo-Christian values. He also gives an update on the state of cancel culture and wokeism in Israel.

Finally this week, we transition to the topic of climate change with Dr. Judith Curry (judithcurry.com), President of the Climate Forecast Applications Network. If we're going to talk about climate change, the discussion must be sane and rational – not apocalyptic and ridiculous like so many claims today. Solutions must come from the local level, not a one-size fits all panacea from the globalists. Of course the reason why the conversation trends toward hysteria is so that the power, money, and control folks can enact their plans.

How many times have we heard that life as we know it will end in the next few years unless we fix the climate? Or carbon dioxide is killing us? We need rational debate not hysterics. Joining us today is climate expert Judith Curry (judithcurry.com), President of the Climate Forecast Applications Network. She posits that we need first to recognize that climate change is not an immediate threat. From there, we should get the facts straight and keep politics out of the discussion. Any solution should be discussed rationally at the local level, not a one-size fits all approach from the global level. We all know, however, why the powers that be are allowing the global climate hysteria narrative to move forward – power, money, and control.

The Real Cost of Climate Alarmism

Broadcast Running Time: 01:18:51

John Loeffler

April 16, 2022

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We've discussed before the nefarious nature of ESG scores, which are social credit scores for businesses. Today we look at how these socialist standards would affect the oil industry. First up this week is author and scholar John Horvat (returntoorder.org). He examines the recent rule proposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission that would force public companies to disclose climate risks involved in their operation. This rule, motivated by ideology, not economics, gives the impression that America is weak and for the oil industry, will result in declined oil production at a time when energy needs are on the rise.

We then transition to the education arena, showing how dysfunctional our schools have become, even in conservative areas. John first chats with Adam Guillette (aim.org), President of Accuracy in Media. He looks at how CRT is still being taught in schools – even in red states and even after parents succeeded in removing it from curricula. Teachers have admitted that no matter what happens, they'll just close the classroom door and teach what they want.

How did our education system get to the point where teachers choose to teach CRT or discuss sexual topics with children? We welcome two guests: Richard Hawkins (christedu.org), retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force and Dr. Max Lyons (face.net), Director of Teaching Services at the Foundation for American Christian Education. They reveal how teachers' colleges are preparing educators to indoctrinate students with socialist lesson plans. Dr. Lyons shows how his foundation has developed a biblical approach to teaching.

We wrap up the show this week with a positive message. People around the world need to hear and read the Word of God and one of those places is in South America. Joining John is David Witt (spritofmartyrdom.com), CEO of Spirit of Martyrdom International. He describes the need for God's Word in Venezuela and Colombia and what his organization is doing to provide Bibles and leadership in churches there. God has begun a revival of the Christian Church and a renewal of hearts, including those in hard-to-reach tribal areas.