Weekend Show Politics – Sat 7 Sep, 2019

Hour 2 – Social Media’s Impact On Society

This week we posted the radio program so that the network could put it on its’ satellite for the radio stations to broadcast using a unique format which consisted of a “single round table discussion. The subject discussed by our guests was one that I feel is of critical importance to our international audience. The subject is the impact of social media. Social media can be either a Frankenstein or benevolent and helpful angel. We all need to be aware of the good and the bad aspects of social media.

We have also included additional pages devoted to each of our guest posted as Saturday editorials. Jim; Chris; and Dr. John Huber are fascinating people. I suggest that you learn more about each of them by reading the pages which are devoted to each one.
Full Hour

  • Segment 1 – 4 – This week we have a round table consisting of Dr. John Huber, Chris Temple and Jim McKinney. The discussion focuses on the impact of social media on American Society.

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  1. On September 7, 2019 at 10:14 am,
    CFS says:

    Big Al, Jim, Doctor, I find it interesting that your views are very US-centric.
    In the US, where the legacy media is mostly biased left-leaning reinforces social media, the two seem capable of steering and controlling public thought, 1984 style.
    The situation in the US is somewhat unique in that uniformity of left-wing bias is pervasive and almost controlling to the exclusion of reason and rational thinking.

    In the rest of the world social media and mainstream media do NOT necessarily tend to be totally aligned. Clearly in Hong Kong, it is social media that leads the revolt against Central Control. Is this not good?

    In Europe, depending on the country, there is a diversity in social media, but again more commonly in oppososition to government-controlled main stream media.

    We live in a time where I menses knowledge is available at low cost with incredible ease, but at a time where general education has totally failed to provide mankind with its true potential.
    Modern state-run education is totally failing in that it is designed merely to enter into young minds a few facts, NOT to teach young minds to think rationally. Gone substantially is the Socratic method, replaced simply by learning by dictat.

    For any corporate entity or group of entities to have control of social media; such monopolistic , anti-trust behavior to be permitted is ludicrous. This is precisely where government should step in and break it up. The problem is that social media is not currently opposed to mainstream and thus the incentive to break up social media is not great.

    (I am traveling currently with only an IPad and limited access to the Internet, so my responses may be limited.)

    • On September 7, 2019 at 11:05 am,
      Big Al says:

      U.S. centrist is perhaps as a mistake which we made by not being more obvious about it not being only that way.

      You are correct about it effective use in Hong Kong and perhaps it being more liberal centrist in America.

      I believe that you are also correct in your comment about the Socratic method.

    • On September 7, 2019 at 11:05 am,
      Big Al says:

      I hope that your comments are not limited, David.

    • On September 7, 2019 at 11:06 am,
      Big Al says:

      Today, CFS, control is the name of the game.

    • On September 7, 2019 at 11:07 am,
      Big Al says:


    • On September 7, 2019 at 5:43 pm,
      Jim M says:

      The US has led the tech and social media revolution. US Companies control the format, for now, no matter where the users live and what they do with it. As we struggle to balance freedom with the power with tech – the center of gravity if in the US – if we fail to check the power, we all know what China will do if or when despots lead the next tech revolution.

      • On September 8, 2019 at 11:17 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Jimmy , have you done any thing on FLYNN…….?

        • On September 8, 2019 at 11:18 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          How about……..Uranium One…….?

          • On September 8, 2019 at 11:19 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            How about background on MUELLER? and BARR?

    • On September 13, 2019 at 12:20 pm,
      Steve says:

      With respect CFS, I am shocked at the conclusion you arrive at. I’m not trying to attack you, but it does go to show how complete the control of the public’s thinking the government has as per your conclusion:

      “For any corporate entity or group of entities to have control of social media; such monopolistic , anti-trust behavior to be permitted is ludicrous. This is precisely where government should step in and break it up.”

      Are you aware that Google and Facebook were provided seed money from the CIA and NSA and have active contracts with them? Not to mention lots of government subsidies to do what they do? They ARE the government. Or more accurately the government is, and always has been, the deep state.

      The need for massive centralized government is the biggest lie sold to mankind by the elite in human history. They simply employ the Hegelian dialectic ad nauseam to get people to clamour for more centralization of power to “fix” a problem they created in the first place!

  2. On September 7, 2019 at 10:20 am,
    CFS says:

    iPad mis corrects “immense” to “I menses”……..stupid apple

    • On September 7, 2019 at 3:59 pm,
      Big Al says:

      I cannon tell you just how confused I am by a lot of this equipment!

  3. On September 7, 2019 at 10:29 am,
    CFS says:

    That artificial intelligence (AI) may one day control mankind is worrisome. Then why does public education seem to promote artificial ignorance; was it not an inquiring mind that raised Cromagnon man from caveman to twentieth-century man ?
    Why has the Socratic method been so abandoned ?

  4. On September 7, 2019 at 11:40 am,
    bonzo b. says:

    This is a great day for Africa. The evil communist tyrant Robert Mugabe has finally died and is burning in hell with Fidel, Pol Pot, Che, Mao, Stalin, Lenin,Kim, and Trotsky.
    Ding dong, the wicked witch is dead. Let freedom ring!

    • On September 7, 2019 at 11:53 am,
      Dick Tracy says:

      Right behind Mugabe is The Wicked Witch of The East, and Africa is already feeling The Asian boot. China with it’s social points system will make Robert Mugabe look like the tooth fairy. Freedom will not be allowed. DT

    • On September 7, 2019 at 4:01 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Exactly which Kim are you talking about?

      • On September 7, 2019 at 7:48 pm,
        bonzo b. says:

        Kim Il-Sung

  5. On September 7, 2019 at 1:19 pm,
    CFS says:

    Iran says its oil in the tanker held in Gibraltar is not intended for Syria. So the gullible Brits believe Iran and release the tanker. SURPRISE. ! The tanker is now providing oil to Iranian-backed Forces in Syria. Only stupid people who believe Iran always tells the truth or keeps its promises are suckered.

    • On September 7, 2019 at 4:12 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Suckered yet again!

    • On September 8, 2019 at 7:59 am,
      Robert Moriarty says:


      You realize of course that Iran is in Syria on behalf of the legally elected government of the country. It is the US there to support the terrorists and are illegal. Not that you care a whit about international law.

      And guess what Middle East country is the country whining about Iran and blaming them for everything? And has threatened a non-nuclear country with destruction via the nuclear weapons they possess.

      If you think Israel and the Zionists are such wonderful friends of the US, take a poll of those who served on the USS Liberty and ask them what they think.

      Iran is not the enemy of the US. Iran is not the enemy of Israel. Iran is not behind the terrorism in the Middle East.

      The US and Israel are the terrorists and war criminals. We have been in a constant state of war for eighteen years fighting wars for Israel. One day Americans will wake up.

      • On September 8, 2019 at 9:27 am,
        b says:

        I dont think that americans will “wake up”.

        There are over 2 million “christians for Israel” alone.

  6. On September 7, 2019 at 1:53 pm,
    CFS says:


    Surprise !
    Nothing they had not been doing in secret anyway.

    • On September 7, 2019 at 4:11 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Okay, that only shows that President Trump was right. So, what else is new at the zoo?

  7. On September 7, 2019 at 2:10 pm,
    CFS says:
    • On September 7, 2019 at 4:07 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Another case of “We will never know the truth!

      • On September 8, 2019 at 9:01 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        On September 8, 2019 at 9:00 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:
        You are not doing your home work OWL……. 🙂

        Reply to this comment

    • On September 8, 2019 at 8:59 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Robert Swan Mueller 1,2,and 3…………hint, who was the FIrst Atomic Energy Head, after WW2……….
      Robert Mueller/Cabel family……who was the Mayor of Dallas in 1963
      Who, passed the Yellow cake to the Russians in Uranium ONE…..under Hilly

      • On September 8, 2019 at 9:08 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Check out Mueller’s wife’s background…….
        Next will be BARR’s background……..

  8. On September 7, 2019 at 2:27 pm,
    CFS says:

    Even without this new discovery, anyone other than a government-paid climatologist narrowly-focused moron would have known the theory to be wrong.
    A simple observation of CO2 levels determined from ice-cores correlated with prehistoric (Paleolithic) plant morphology demonstrates no inhibition to plant growth at apparent high CO2 levels.
    Dinosaurs were flourishing, not starving !
    (At least until cosmic impact.)

    • On September 7, 2019 at 4:02 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Very interesting observation, Professor!

      • On September 8, 2019 at 9:00 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        You are not doing your home work OWL……. 🙂

        • On September 8, 2019 at 9:02 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          posted in the wrong area…… 🙂

      • On September 8, 2019 at 9:09 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Jimmy says he is Intel ……….he should already be filling you in on some of the details…

        • On September 8, 2019 at 11:23 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          Strategically, Jim served as a Senior Defense Official/Defense Attaché and Security Assistance Officer for US Embassies, and as a leader, advisor and analyst in numerous global assignments. Notably, he was the Deputy Chief of Combating Terrorism for US Pacific Command’s Joint Intelligence Operations Center, the director of intelligence (J2) for JSOTF-Philippines, a commander and operations officer at the Aerospace Data facility, a Night Stalker (NSDQ), and an Intelligence Officer in Berlin during the collapse of the Soviet Union. He retired as a Political-Military Advisor to the Commander, US Army Central in the Middle East in 2013.

    • On September 8, 2019 at 1:19 am,
      AJ says:
  9. On September 7, 2019 at 2:35 pm,
    CFS says:

    The IPad strikes again at comment#13.
    I swear I typed pre-Paleolithic only to have the IPad mis correct to Paleolithic.

  10. On September 7, 2019 at 3:44 pm,
    james says:

    Deutsche Bank ! Deutsche Bank ! Brexit Brexit ! Only GOLD !!!!!

  11. On September 7, 2019 at 8:52 pm,
    pardu says:

    Big Al, The way things are going on in the country I would have to say that there are too many citizens who are not worthy of what the founders sacrificed to give us all. As John Adams once said… “Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present Generation to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it.”

    – John Adams

    And Franklin stated…in the notes of Dr. James McHenry, one of Maryland’s delegates to the Convention, a lady asked Dr. Franklin “Well Doctor what have we got, a republic or a monarchy.” Franklin replied, “A republic . . . if you can keep it.”

    It appears that we are having trouble keeping the republic they gave us. I guess it is primarily because as John Adams stated…”Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

    The best form of patriotism we can exercise is to be a moral people and to preserve the republic the founders gave us, otherwise, we are in trouble.

  12. On September 7, 2019 at 10:28 pm,
    Ebolan says:


    It’s long past time someone put the wood to the rip-off con game known as “higher education.” And Victor Davis Hanson does just that and mentions some of the unspeakable truths of your tax dollars at work.


  13. On September 8, 2019 at 10:36 am,
    larry says:


    This was one heck of a prophetic artist!..The song has always haunted me through life…Maybe it was justified and not irrational

    Another great show……Soon enough the next leg should begin to the down in equities..GLTA
    I listen but am very busy

  14. On September 8, 2019 at 10:38 am,
    larry says:


    along the same line as above…this song has haunted me since i first hear it in my teens…GLTA

  15. On September 8, 2019 at 10:50 am,
    larry says:


    The final in my trilogy!…lol

    What is sad is that I actually am trying to describe our world now using these songs from the past…And it seems to be of some significance at least to me….

  16. On September 8, 2019 at 11:05 am,
    larry says:

    prices on copper, commodities index, raw materials, dry baltic index, industrial production index,economic leading indicator index, many major sectors and world indices….They are in downtrends…The Dow and SPX are near tops in consolidations…..This appears to be global deflation and not a gold bull of inflation…

    my 2 cents do not shoot the mesenger.