Russia-Ukraine conflict

Reuben Johnson: June 2022 Ukraine Update

Broadcast Running Time: 28:53

The Russia-Ukraine conflict has slid out of the spotlight in favor of economic concerns or even celebrity trial stories. But the conflict still rages on. Back with us today is our Ukraine expert Reuben Johnson to give us an update on how things are going over there. He details the inefficiency of the Russian military as far as preparedness and battlefield planning. Some of their soldiers are focusing more on looting than strategy. He also looks at the politics surrounding the conflict.

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.

John flies solo today, digging deep into the archives of media history to play a speech given in 1938 by American politician Lewis Schwellenbach (D-WA). Why is he playing this speech? To show the similarities and differences between what happened with Hitler overrunning Austria in 1938 and what Putin is doing in Ukraine today. There are many similarities with what politicians and the media were saying then and now. The primary difference is that today, we are far more connected globally and unable to take an isolationist stance like we could back then. It's important to learn lessons from history and apply them to today.

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?

John Loeffler: Exposing the Web of Lies

Broadcast Running Time: 26:49

Most of what politicos, and by extension the media, say is lightly peppered with truth but is largely false. John flies solo today, showing a few examples of when lies backfire, but usually not before causing harm. What can we learn from this? We have to point out the lies and the hypocrisy and show people what's really going on. If we don't, a lot of people (including children) will continue to believe the lies and the harmful narratives. Reality wins in the end, so it's best to be properly prepared.

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.

We've heard much about the looming food shortages and a lot of that has to do with a dearth of fertilizer. How bad will it be? Joining us to go over the dour forecast is writer and political activist Michael Snyder (theeconomiccollapseblog.com). He discusses how both Russia and Ukraine are responsible, in usual years, for a large percentage of the world's wheat and fertilizer. There's an obvious shortage now because this isn't a usual year for those countries. We're set to experience the shortages beginning later this year. He and John discuss what, if anything, can be done about this impending crisis.

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.

Economic Fallout Territory

Broadcast Running Time: 01:17:25

John Loeffler

April 2, 2022

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Politicos have mismanaged our economy for years leading us to the paradigm shift we're experiencing today. Now they're trying to offload responsibility but also use this mess to continue their agenda. John opens the program this week continuing his analysis of how we got here. He reviews what President Trump did to repair our economy and how President Biden has undone all of that. The world runs on oil, but there are forces – namely the climate alarmists – that have always advocated for getting us off of oil by taxing it, thereby hurting the poor and middle class. They and the politicos have slowly enacted their plans over the years, leading us to where we are today.

People are beginning to awaken from their slumber when it comes to these plans. The emperor is quickly disrobing and all the cards are now on the table. Joining us today is Christopher Bedford (rightforge.com), Chief Communications Officer at RightForge. Globalists are using our current crises to accelerate their Great Reset plans, but as they do, average everyday folks are waking up. Issues and relationships once thought unimportant are suddenly found to be vital. There's a battle brewing between the resetters and the reformers as we race into an unknown future.

There has been a new set of sanctions against the Russian government for their role in Ukraine. But could there be unforeseen consequences to these new sanctions? With us to discuss is Tho Bishop (mises.org), Assistant Editor of the Mises Wire at the Mises Institute. He shows how politicians are largely ignorant about economics, putting politics over sound policy. He also looks at the very real possibility that the sanctions process being used against Putin right now may soon be used against ‘domestic terrorists' in America.

We finish this week's program with an incredible update from our correspondent in Ukraine, Reuben Johnson. We had feared the worst after not hearing from him for weeks, but he's back and he tells us what he experienced trying to leave Ukraine and how the Russian soldiers feel about the war they're fighting.