Hour 2 – A Round Table On Current Political Events

January 25, 2020
Full Second Hour

KER politics is unique in that we delve below the everyday news and provide expert opinions from PhD Psychologists as to why political figures say what they say.

  • Segment 1 – Members of our panel provide listeners with personal introductions.
  • Segment 2 – We spend a bit of time commenting on President Trump.
  • Segment 3 – We continue discussing the psychological aspects of political actions.
  • Segment 4 – KER Politics ends with the guests asking each other questions.

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Segment 2
Segment 3
Segment 4
    Jan 25, 2020 25:31 AM

    Do you think we ned a border wall ? Remember Soleimani ?

    The following is a Google translation of a Honduras Newspaper:

    Honduras captures four Iranians seeking to reach the United States

    Hernández says he works with Guatemala to declare Hezbollah a terrorist organization.

    By Irving Escobar

    Posted on January 9, 2020 at 7:01 p.m.

    Photo released by the Honduran Presidential House that shows the four Iranians and other foreigners detained for entering that territory irregularly.
    Photo released by the Honduran Presidential House that shows the four Iranians and other foreigners detained for entering that territory irregularly.
    Honduran authorities arrested four Iranians when they were supposed to transit to the United States, amid tensions between Washington and Tehran, President Juan Orlando Hernández reported on Janua
    Video: The moment a presumably Iranian missile hits the Ukraine Airlines plane
    Time when the presumably Iranian missile hits the Ukraine Airlines plane.
    The Honduran president announced that, together with Guatemala, he works to declare the Islamic organization Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, ” so that he feels the pressure of the world.” The Guatemalan Foreign Ministry said it had no knowledge about it.
    Hernandez announced the arrest accompanied by the interim US Security Secretary, Chad Wolf, who arrived in Honduras on January 8 to boost the beginning of the validity of an immigration agreement between the two countries.

    “I have informed Secretary Wolf that yesterday (Wednesday 8) our specialized migration team and also special police forces in southern Honduras arrested four Iranian citizens pretending to enter the Honduran territory irregularly,” Hernandez announced.

    He added that the four detainees were transferred to Tegucigalpa “to require a much deeper investigation” of their intentions.

    Juan Orlando Hernández, President of Honduras, and Chad Wolf, Secretary of National Security of the United States, at a press conference in Honduras. (Free Press Photo: AFP)
    Central America is a transit zone for migrants from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean, who arrive by air to South American countries, where they embark on the journey to the United States.
    Hernández has said that about 70,000 foreign migrants cross through Honduras each year.
    The new agreement between Washington and Tegucigalpa is that migrants in transit must remain in Honduras while applying for asylum in the United States.

    The United States signed similar agreements with Guatemala and El Salvador to prevent migrants from staying in their territory while processing their asylum application.

    Wolf praised Hernández for “his efforts to improve public safety,” which allowed the capture of the Iranians, and highlighted “the generosity of Honduras (…) to implement the asylum agreement.”

    Hernandez also sympathized with the United States for Iran’s attacks on its bases in Iraq, in the context of the conflict between Washington and Tehran.

      Jan 25, 2020 25:52 AM

      HERE ARE SOME DNC disbursement records:

      For bwlow comments re: Seth Rich/ Sean Lucas.

        Jan 25, 2020 25:03 PM

        The total amount is a shade over $450K. That amount is primarily spent on technology infrastructure maintenance.

        More importantly, Crowdstrike is used by many customers other that the DNC and a good example is the RNC.

        Germain here is the fact that the DNC in 2016 engaged Crowdstrike to investigate the origin of the DNC server hack in 2016 and it determined that the hack occurred from Russia.

        The accusation of Trump asking for information about Biden then resulted from his actually asking for information on the owner of Crowstrike who he mistakenly thought was Ukrainian.

        Now Shiff is going to look either really silly or if the Dems are nimble enough they will just laugh it off.

        Who knows what tomorrow brings?

          Jan 25, 2020 25:36 PM

          !. The FBI never examined HRC’s servers or hard drives. Why not ?
          2. The Data released by Assange’s Wikileaks had timestamps indicating that data was downloaded at a speed greater than could be done (at that time) over the internet.Why should anyone believe the data was obtained by hacking ?
          3. If they still exist, HRC servers/hard-drives were thought to be in Ukraine.
          Does any know the location of HRC’s hard drives, if they are not in Ukraine ?

      Jan 25, 2020 25:19 PM

      I agree with your “suggestion” that a border wall is probably not necessary. According to the reporter from the Epoch Times who I spent a fair amount of time discussing this issue with, “the situation at certain points on the U.S./Mexican border are in a state of emergency.I would have to wonder if a solution as drastic as a physical wall is the answer. Common sense tells me that specific situations require specific solutions.

      CFS, please discuss your thoughts about “micro solutions” versus “macro solutions”. I personally would at least give the former an honest try.

        Jan 25, 2020 25:44 PM

        i think clearly there are locations along the border that are not easily accessible and thus probably don’t need a wall.
        However, other locations where the border can be walked across with an hour’s walk need to be protected and a wall seems quite cost-effective. (If anything the government does can be called cost-effective.) Also locations with high drug smuggling need protection.

    Jan 25, 2020 25:39 AM

    Do you believe in Coincidences ?

    Schiffy has made lying statements about Russian hacking of DNC computers to benefit Trump.
    I say LYING because the time stamps on the data released to WIKILEAKS shows an impossible speed for hacking.
    Common belief is that the data was actually downloaded by one of the Rich brothers to a thumb drive and given to Wikileaks.
    Probably Seth Rich, who was murdered on 7/10/2016.
    Did you know that on 7/11/16 the DNC paid Crowdsource $98K ?

    Do you believe in coincidences ?

      Jan 25, 2020 25:06 PM

      CFS, you are a wealth of thought provoking and also research seeking comments. I, for one, thank you. I also thank God for me not having you for a professor at the Udub.

    Jan 25, 2020 25:46 AM

    Do you believe in coincidences ?

    In June 2016, Sean Lucas filed a lawsuit against DNC because he was upset that Hillary had been nominated for Democrat for President, instead of Bernie Sanders who had actually won more primaries.

    Sean Lucas died under strange circumstances 8/2/16.

    On 8/3/16 the DNC paid Crowd strike $ 113,645.

    Do you believe in coincidences ?

    (I meant Crowdstrike instead of crowdsource above)

    Jan 25, 2020 25:01 AM

    The failure of our criminal justice system is causing the collapse of human civilization leading to the end of the human race as we know it.

    Is the justice system really the cause? What component? What are the components? How do the components interact? What evidence is there of a collapse? What evidence is there that the human race is on the path to annihilation?

    Our Criminal Justice System has failed!
    How does it work?
    Who knows this?
    Where did it fail?
    What or Who caused this failure?
    What is the key to this failure?
    How can it be repaired?

    Criminal Justice System (Human Civilization)
    • A Research Project
    • A Case Study
    • A Documentary Film
    • An Investigation
    • A Lawsuit

    Jan 25, 2020 25:03 AM

    I reported in this forum a few days ago the Gates Foundation had taken a patent on the Corona Virus.

    Do you believe in coincidences ?

    Jan 25, 2020 25:07 AM

    Reports coming out of the UK and China differe significantly about the Corona Virus from those in the U.S.

    Jan 25, 2020 25:10 AM

    London is projecting already 250,000 infected with Corona Virus in China as of 1/20/20.

    (Unpublished private communication from professor at LSE.)

    Jan 25, 2020 25:25 AM

    Donald J. Trump

    China has been working very hard to contain the Coronavirus. The United States greatly appreciates their efforts and transparency. It will all work out well. In particular, on behalf of the American People, I want to thank President Xi!

    1:18 PM – Jan 24, 2020

    Ever think of shutting down flights from China to US, Mr. Trump ?
    This is the WORST time of the year for travel (Chinese New Year)

    And the CDC is nuts if they claim no signs of human to human spread. I’m not an M.D.
    but there are historically lots of examples of Corona Virus Human to Human spread.

    Jan 25, 2020 25:55 AM

    George Soros at Davos
    Current world situation and Open Society

    Jan 25, 2020 25:09 AM

    Nice discussions…The battle is about 1)media monopolies 2) medical monopolies 3) government monopolies……Individuals matter less than the system they attempt to work through..

    For example free markets of ideas and methods would end medical monopoly…Blocking those that shut down free speech on internet would end media monopolies…term limits would end ppolitical monopolies…
    your guest are talking filler material

      Jan 25, 2020 25:57 AM

      I couldn’t agree more ! larry !

        Jan 25, 2020 25:45 PM

        I am sick of this political site totally ignoring the Enormous use of medical monopoly power as the most, in person, up front,in your face control tool in society…duh
        Vaccines are way beyond a control tool and personal submission to the government monopoly of medicine…It is The set up for a far far far weaker group of future males available to protect out first amendment rights…and then the rest unzip like a cheap velcrow zipper….The women libbers will discover the weakness of their philosophy when no Alpha males are available to protect them from the sickened society at large…All the delusional thinking will vanish in a moment and when you fight the recommendation of your state appointed doctor find out where you end up…It will locked and you will be re-educated……All because you failed to recognize and oppose the obvious inorder to be polite!….Talk about about nothing and watch re-runs of Seinfeld the show about nothing….

    Jan 25, 2020 25:29 AM

    If Schifty was calling me the names he has been calling Trump, I would not be very polite.

    The Democrats KNOW the truth…..NEVER forget that. ALL their lies are for political purposes. Trump KNOWS the truth. He knows Schifty is lying and twisting the truth.
    Trump has the problem also of KNOWING the media is highly biased and will NOT necessarily report Trump accurately. Hence tweets for communication.

    Jan 25, 2020 25:48 AM

    Re. Segment 4:
    How can the Democrats bring in real witnesses to the impeachment if Trump did not commit any recognizable crime ?
    This impeachment process we are watching is entirely political, driven by total self-interest. It has NOTHING to do with working for the benefit of the country, unless you have the misguided belief that Fascist Marxism is better than free enterprise capitalism.

    Jan 25, 2020 25:03 PM

    Meanwhile in the UK 6 more days….

    Jan 25, 2020 25:14 PM
    Jan 25, 2020 25:14 PM

    Sorry for the repeat.
    A little humor….

    Jan 25, 2020 25:09 PM
    Not proportional aspects but you get the direction…..We have established right here at this site that this globalism exists…That the radical Islamism is a movement harnessed by the globalists/Democrats to destabilize the west particularly the USA..lets get serious about supporting Trump in his and our moment of fate….This Sanders guy may just seduce enough Americans toward socialism and in effect defeat Trump 2020….Stay salty

    Jan 25, 2020 25:28 PM

    This does seem worse that the average fear frenzie.
    (hoping it’s the fear frenzie)
    Vitamins galore…

    Jan 25, 2020 25:29 PM

    Good show,Al.

    Jan 25, 2020 25:44 PM

    If the senate votes for witnesses instead of aquital, they [ the senate ] want to drag the hearing out. The question is, why?
    The result is the same. Trump will NEVER be impeached. It won’t happen)

    Jan 26, 2020 26:56 AM

    Martin Armstrong on USAWatchdog:

      Jan 26, 2020 26:29 PM

      That college his wife put in bankruptcy definitely felt the Bern.

    Jan 26, 2020 26:01 AM

    This connects a few dots regarding Iran, DC and the fake news.
    Good thread.

      Jan 26, 2020 26:48 AM

      IF, it walks like a duck, looks like a duck………..hummm might be a duck….

      Jan 26, 2020 26:41 PM

      Listening to the secret recording of Trump…..

      I notice Trump early on stated what he was saying was off the record….which says something about the morals of the person recording, does it not?
      However, Trump knew numbers and figures about tariffs, on lots of things…..he didn’t have to look them up. He knew them. What a difference from many Presidents, that can quote them off a teleprompter, but would never have committed to memory.

    Jan 26, 2020 26:48 AM

    Corona outbreak is a derivative script of ‘V’ for Vendetta……not funny at all

    Jan 26, 2020 26:48 AM

    Did China Steal Coronavirus From Canada And Weaponize It?

    Last year a mysterious shipment was caught smuggling Coronavirus from Canada. It was traced to Chinese agents working at a Canadian lab. Subsequent investigation by GreatGameIndia linked the agents to Chinese Biological Warfare Program from where the virus is suspected to have leaked causing the Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak.

    Jan 26, 2020 26:51 AM

    You will not find this info at your local moronic MD’s office…too tragically humerous

    Jan 26, 2020 26:04 AM

    AWK News 1.26.20: POTUS Law Team DESTROYS DEMS! Panic in DC!

    Jan 26, 2020 26:36 AM

    cancels Lunar New Year parade over coronavirus
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    Jan 26, 2020 26:43 AM

    George Webb…….on the job……….connecting the dots……….

    Jan 26, 2020 26:03 PM

    “America Exists Today to Make War”: Lawrence Wilkerson on Endless War & American Empire

    Retired U.S. Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, who served as Secretary of State Colin Powell’s chief of staff from 2002 to 2005, says the escalation of tensions between the U.S. and Iran today is a continuation of two decades of U.S. policy disasters in the Middle East,

    Ya gotta luv Trump.

    Ya gotta luv the people that think Trump is somehow dif than all the other psychopaths that want nutin but war.

      Jan 26, 2020 26:31 PM

      Better than playing a totally scratched record.

      Answer me this.
      Concussion injuries now announced at Baghdad. You think Trump did not know this at the time, but had “no injuries” announced, so he would not be forced into retaliation on Iran.

      Jan 27, 2020 27:54 AM

      You got to love facts, we are not at war with Iran, in spite of their continuous aggression in the region to expand the Islamic Revolution – their publicly stated agenda since 1979. You gotta love those who buy into selective facts to make their case this is not a fact. The middle east is destabilizing the middle east, no one else.

      Have enough dots on the canvas, you can connect the dots to make any picture you want.

        Jan 27, 2020 27:50 AM

        “…we are not at war with Iran….”
        “The middle east is destabilizing the middle east, no one else.”

        Wow, is there any point discussing anything with this thinking?

        The ability of the military to brainwash is scary.

    Jan 26, 2020 26:49 PM

    THIS IS Weird…………..
    Kobi…….to take up NEWS , …..rather than TRUMP side of the trial coverage……

      Jan 26, 2020 26:51 PM

      Hollywood, ….Schiff…territory………

        Jan 26, 2020 26:53 PM

        Media distraction……….can not make this stuff up……..

          Jan 26, 2020 26:16 PM

          I am only saying the first few min. are weird…….most will not appreciate the majority of the remainder of the pod cast………

            Jan 26, 2020 26:05 PM

            Will this Suck the oxygen out of the room…………Trumpster , should have the Senate postpone the rebuttal for a few days…….

            Jan 26, 2020 26:14 PM

            We will see, Monday.and Tues……how much new coverage the Trumpsters trial gets, ….and how much Kobi is center stage on MSN……..Let us have a discussion on WEDNESDAY…..

      Jan 26, 2020 26:40 PM

      Kobe Bryant’s helicopter crash site had debris scattered hundreds of yards in all directions, which suggests it was blow-up in mid air.

      Do you believe the news (what they say), or what you see?

      A friend of Hillary and Obama.

      And a cartoon predicts.

        Jan 26, 2020 26:51 PM

        Never believe the MSN……..that is for sure……….

          Jan 26, 2020 26:58 PM

          Another Ron Brown episode……………

        Jan 26, 2020 26:13 PM

        I disagree over size of crash site…..looks pretty typical to me:

          Jan 27, 2020 27:55 AM

          You’re right. The dibris field is only one direction, which is typical. The photo I first saw looked like it was scattered all over.

            Jan 27, 2020 27:14 AM

            All LAPD choppers were grounded due to fog.

            Jan 27, 2020 27:07 AM

            Air traffic was slowed down because of fog. His actual chopper was held 15 minutes over Burbank airport. So he was running late for basketball camp.
            Chopper (twin engined) was last observed flying at 184 miles/hour, but air traffic control was having a problem tracking with radar because of hills, last communication from controllers said they were having problems because it was low and asked for an ident ping, which the controllers never got. (And for Mr. Moriarty: I’m not an expert in planes or flying.)

      Jan 26, 2020 26:47 PM

      Jerry, I don’t get it.

      Sure, it’s sad but heck, let’s face it, if the guy couldn’t throw a ball through a hoop we’d never hear about the crash, or at least there wouldn’t be a national day of mourning.

        Jan 26, 2020 26:58 PM

        Ebo………..Kobi, is going to be a side distraction for the next two days,……
        Which is the amount of time the public needs to hear Trumpster’s side of the impeachment proceedings……not just the dog and pony show of Shiffty ….Liar crap.
        Kobi’s record was broken, by LaBraindrain, so , a lot of sheeple were paying attention,…the cabal can use the Kobi crash , to distract the sheeple….

          Jan 26, 2020 26:06 PM

          The entire hollywood and disney…….are a sick group……
          Schifty represents those morons……

            Jan 26, 2020 26:07 PM

            I should not say to much more, Uncle Owl, might get ticked for too much madness…….. 🙂

            Jan 26, 2020 26:19 PM

            I wouldn’t put anything past them. Part of the bread and circuses to keep the masses distracted.

            Jan 26, 2020 26:23 PM

            Speaking of them…I was look at some tortillas and on the container it had the kosher symbol and next to that it had GF. What the f is GF? At first I thought it stood for Goy Food to let the goys know it’s OK for them, too. But no, it’s gluten free…( know with the way I eat it can’t stand for glutton free.

            Jan 26, 2020 26:24 PM

            I should not say to much more, Uncle Owl, might get ticked for too much madness……..

            Yeah, I should shut my yap…don’t want to ruin Owl’s blog…again.

            Jan 26, 2020 26:29 PM

            You have some credits remaining, since, you did not use any of them in the last week, since
            your last reprimand …….so, I will give you permission to post as much as you want…:)

            Jan 26, 2020 26:48 PM


            Jan 26, 2020 26:59 PM

            Hey Jerry, you see this?


            Bobby M has a link to it on his site.

            I wish B would put this in his blog…oops…don’t want to ruin b’s blog, too.

            Jan 27, 2020 27:11 AM

            Very interesting………Big Owl……should take note on this one………jmo
            The fact that a draft of the PATRIOT Act existed prior to 9/11 raises many questions. The passage of the act told Americans that Muslims were such a threat that Americans would have to accept infringements on their civil liberties.

      Jan 26, 2020 26:10 PM

      Hollywood, knew about Epstein……….I bet Schifty , knows, and knew Epstein……..

    Jan 26, 2020 26:51 PM

    Epstein Island:
    Think about it. The only way to buy or control an Island in the US territory is for the government to endorse it, and,or,,give it!
    Everyone at the top is involved with Epstein Island. They’re cooked (just a matter of time).

    Jan 26, 2020 26:03 PM

    From Memory: Epstein Island is NOT in US territory.

      Jan 27, 2020 27:17 AM

      I’m wrong about Island

    Jan 26, 2020 26:16 PM

    corona virus martenson latest:

    Jan 26, 2020 26:18 PM

    US Embassy in Baghdad Hit By Rocket Attack

    Agence France-Presse – 26 January 2020

    “Three rockets slammed into the US embassy in Iraq’s capital on Sunday in the first direct hit reported after months of close calls, as thousands kept up anti-government sit-ins across the country.”

    “The attack marked a dangerous escalation in the spree of rocket attacks in recent months that have targeted the embassy or Iraqi military bases where American troops are deployed.”

    Jan 26, 2020 26:19 PM

    From fact, all Islands are owned by governments, unless the island is given or leased to an individual or company. And the company or indivdul would be a family member (obviously).
    And those islands in that area are US territory. St Thomas/ US VI.

    Jan 26, 2020 26:52 PM

    Peter Schweizer on media bias, his new book and the ‘two sides to Joe Biden’

    Jan 26, 2020 26:00 PM

    Hey Jerry, you still out there?

    I know it’s late and this is a very long article but you should read it right now.

    Unz has done it again. Outstanding article that will blow your mind…or maybe not as you are familiar with the evil of our good friends…the you know who…anyway…all sorts of stuff from the assassination of JFK and RFK to 9/11…and even an attempted assassination of old Harry S. Truman!

    I wonder how long it will be before Unz’s site goes down for good…or worse…truth like this cannot be tolerated in this corrupt world.

      Jan 26, 2020 26:02 PM

      Oops…dang, didn’t want to ruin Mr. Owl’s site…again! So about that above post…nothing to see here folks…just move along now.

        Jan 27, 2020 27:24 AM

        Dang good article…………
        What a mess……..worse than thought……
        Congress…..keeps this mess going….

          Jan 27, 2020 27:27 AM

          from the other article….but, applies here…….
          The act of voting is one of the props that sustains the delusion of self-rule. People do vote, but the candidates are decided by the oligarchy of organized interest groups. This is also the conclusion of a 2014 study by Princeton University professors Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page about the extent to which U.S. government policy reflects public preferences. Gilens and Page found that voters are, to all intents and purposes, irrelevant to their own “democratic” government:

          “[The] preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy . . . Moreover, because of the strong status quo bias built into the U.S. political system, even when fairly large majorities of Americans favor policy change, they generally do not get it”

            Jan 27, 2020 27:43 AM

            I saw that, its funny as heck.
            At least I think so.

            People still think there is a dif between repubs and dems, little do they understand their vote doesnt count either way.
            They just cant get it thru their heads, its a 2 headed snake. lol

            People deserve what they get I think.

            George Carlin long ago, pointless to vote, garbage in garbage out.

            Look at this blog, big discussions, and these are the informed people.

            If they were really informed and understood whats happening (if they cared) the discussion would be how do we eliminate the gov we have.

            But, its not gonna change until these zionists and neocons get their armageddon.

            Jan 27, 2020 27:57 AM

            Yep…………ONE BIG CON JOB>>>>>>>>Like we have been saying for years……
            TWO HEADED SNAKE Party……..

    Jan 26, 2020 26:16 PM

    75 th anniversary of liberation of Auschwitz.
    In 5 years 1.

    Jan 26, 2020 26:19 PM

    75th anniversary of Auschwitz.
    In 5 years 1.1 million exterminatio (About 250,000)ns,
    of which slightly under 1/4 were Jews.

    Jan 26, 2020 26:20 PM

    the 250,000 referred to Jews killed out of total of 1.1 million killed.

    Jan 26, 2020 26:26 PM

    Peter Shweizter’s interview on Levin tonight. About corruption of Bidens.

    Jan 27, 2020 27:47 AM

    Don’t forget the CROOK Hillary:

      Jan 27, 2020 27:12 AM

      If Iran gets nukes maybe the U.S. and Israel will leave them alone.

    Jan 27, 2020 27:13 AM

    To listen to Payne podcast, there is a small arrow at bottom right of photo box.

    Jan 27, 2020 27:12 PM

    China’s attack on religion:

    Jan 28, 2020 28:27 AM

    CrowdStrike was co-founded by George Kurtz (CEO), Dmitri Alperovitch (CTO), and Gregg Marston (CFO, retired) in 2011.
    The firm’s CTO and co-founder, Dmitri Alperovitch, is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, a think tank with openly anti-Russian sentiments that is funded by Ukrainian billionaire Victor Pinchuk, who also happened to donate at least $10 million to the Clinton Foundation.
    This is why DNC or Clinton servers are thought to be in Ukraine.