Podcast 180

Why polls suck and other updates to the latest stories. What do Americans think of the ‘situation’ in the middle east, asks the media? How do we know, we’re depending on you to tell us what’s going on. Garbage in, garbage out, right? Aren’t you sick of Gallup, and all the other polling agencies that do polls just to get headlines? One analyst says its going to be a ‘Republican Wave’ election, another one says it isn’t, all based on polls. And then there’s Congressman Paul Ryan. Shouldn’t it worry “conservatives” when the left says, “Ryan may have a point”. Is making the federal government stronger a republican value? Plus, Plague in Colorado and China. Chikungunya (no that is not on the menu at your local Indian Restaurant), weed in rental cars in Colorado, weed being bought with EBT cars, and the city of Berkeley, California demanding that homeless be given free pot. Sponsored by Sedation and Implant Dentistry of Saint Paul.

Podcast 178

The MH-17 Special Weekend Edition. Data points about what we know so far. How will the downing of a civilian jetliner carrying nearly 300 people effect US Foreign Policy, Military Policy and the Political races in 2014. What do we know for sure right now about the who, what, where, why and when of the situation? Based on this information, how should the United States respond? Whether its shouting matches on Fox Business News, days old video from the crash site, screaming and pounding talk show hosts or bad writing, there’s a lot of bad analysis. Bob Davis breaks down what we know, gives you some pointers about where it leads, and leaves the conclusions to you. Plus already conspiracy theories abound about Flight MH-17. What are they? Where are they coming from, and how are these theories being used as propaganda right now. Make no mistake about it, the downing of MH-17 is a major turning point in history. Is it analogous to the Lusitania? Or KAL 007? How can the lessons of how World War I started be applied today? Are we on the verge of a much more dangerous and deadly conflict? If so, what kinds of weapons might have unexpectedly grave effects here in the United States? Sponsored by Edelweiss Design