Friday, February 10, 2012

Hardcore libertarianism, "outrageous conspiracy theories" with Morgan Reynolds!

Truth Jihad Radio Fri. 2/10/12, 3-5 pm Central, American Freedom Radio (archived here.) Call-in: (402) 237-2525 or post your questions to my Facebook page.

Okay, folks, this is it - the last show before I take the rest of February off. American Freedom Radio will be broadcasting re-runs of "The Best of Truth Jihad Radio." You can help bring Truth Jihad Radio back ASAP by donating via the paypal button at TruthJihad.com. I'm going to need to raise at least $500 a month ($125 a week) to barely cover the time it takes to seek out and schedule guests, post the shows, and so on. Since I'm doing seven hours of live radio a week, on top of all the time it takes to find guests, read their books, post the shows, etc. etc. this is really not a whole lot of recompense. Please donate as generously as you can at TruthJihad.com !

Guest for both hours: UW-Madison "sifter and winnower" Morgan O. Reynolds, Ph.D., Professor emeritus of economics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. He is a former Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Labor 2001-2002, and he also served as the Director of the Criminal Justice Center and Senior Fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis, headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Morgan's latest article is: WTC Destruction: Five Facts Falsify Five Theories.

Should the government pump money into the economy to keep it chugging along at its optimum potential? Most economists since Keynes say yes. Morgan Reynolds says no! Morgan is a hardcore libertarian - he once threatened to run for President under the slogan "Ron Paul with balls" - and he says he's going to convince me that Keynes was all wrong. (For a pro-Keynes argument, listen to the second half of Tuesday's show with Ellen Brown.)

Morgan is also notorious for violating George W. Bush's ultimatum: "We must never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories!" Morgan, who was originally George W. Bush's top Labor Department economist, not only has accused his former bosses of "blowing the World Trade Center to kingdom come," but also argues that the videos we've all seen of the plane hitting the South Tower cannot be authentic. He hasn't convinced me on that one yet - though I admit that the image of the plane apparently melting completely into the building without slowing down, BEFORE there is any visible damage to the building, does strike me as bizarre.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Virginia Tilley: The One-State Solution

Truth Jihad Radio Wed. 2/8/12, 3-5 pm Central, American Freedom Radio (archived here.) Call-in: (402) 237-2525 or post your questions to my Facebook page.

First hour: Virginia Tilley was getting her doctorate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison at the same time I was. And like me, she has carried forth the Wisconsin tradition of "fearless sifting and winnowing in pursuit of truth" by speaking forthrightly about sensitive Middle East related issues. She is the author of The One State Solution, published as a book by University of Michigan Press and an article in London Review of Books.

Second hour: "Best of" re-run, while I go to a Sifting and Winnowing Club event.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Ellen Brown: "Don't Settle! Robo-signed mortgages = FRAUD"

Tuesday, February 7th, 11 a.m. to noon Central (9-10 Pacific) on NoLiesRadio.org (archived here a few hours after broadcast).

Guest, Ellen Brown, author, Web of Debt, whose new article "Why the AGs Must Not Settle: Robo-signing Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg" calls on states' Attorneys General not to sign the proposed settlement agreement with banks that committed mortgage fraud. Why not? Because "the evidence to date suggests that 'robo-signing' was not a mere technical default or sloppy business practice but was part and parcel of a much larger fraud, the fraud that brought down the whole economy in 2008."

By the way, I hear that people who face financial difficulties due to adjustable-rate mortgages - or any mortgages they can't pay - have had increasing success fighting the banksters in court, thanks to the fact that so many mortgages are flawed or fraudulent. See http://www.foreclosureself-defense.com/

Lawrence Davidson, Michael Parenti on TJ Radio today!

Truth Jihad Radio Mon. 2/6/12, 3-5 pm Central, American Freedom Radio (archived here.) Call-in: (402) 237-2525 or post your questions to my Facebook page.

First hour: "Democratic elections in the Middle East: why the Islamists win." Guest: Lawrence Davidson, Professor of History, West Chester University. "There have now been two democratic elections in the Middle East as a consequence of the Arab Spring. One was in Tunisia in October 2011, and the recent staggered elections of December 2011-January 2012 for a lower house of parliament in Egypt. In both cases Islamist parties did the best." Why? Professor Davidson cuts through the shallow, biased propaganda of the MSM and offers some plausible explanations.

Second hour: Michael Parenti is one of the world's top cutting-edge journalists. His new book The Face of Imperialism is a "searing indictment" (Gregory Elich) and "essential to comprehend the powerful tide of hostility that informs the popular revolutions" (James Petras). This is his first appearance on Truth Jihad Radio.


Friday, February 3, 2012

Toronto/Vancouver 9/11 hearings; health effects of radio & microwave radiation


Truth Jihad Radio Fri. 2/3/12, 3-5 pm Central, American Freedom Radio (archived here.) Call-in: (402) 237-2525 or post your questions to my Facebook page.










Did last year's Toronto Hearings have any significant weaknesses or omissions? Will next June's Vancouver Hearings pick up where the Toronto Hearings left off?

First hour guests: Jim Fetzer and Joshua Blakeney, organizers of the Vancouver Hearings on 9/11, scheduled for next June 15th-17th. After receiving feedback from prominent members of the 9/11 truth community, Jim and Joshua are revising the original proposal for the Vancouver Hearings to make the event a friendlier critique of, and supplement to, last fall's Toronto Hearings - i.e. picking up where Toronto left off.

Second hour: Microwave/radio expert Susan Clarke is "composing expert testimony and designing strategy for a lawsuit proving adverse effects from radio frequency/microwave radiation."