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Now displaying: November, 2007
Nov 30, 2007

Show 144 The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam and the Crusades Audio excerpt 3  from the book.  How Allah Killed Science. For book description see ACU show 84.  Podcast rating 6 out of 10. Great book, highly recommended see Amazon $19 for unabridged audio book. This book rates a 10 out of 10. A must have in your educational library

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Nov 28, 2007

Show 143 Fox News Special The Threat of Radical Islam. See the video at Youtube-The Threat of Radical Islam  I have edited it to play well for audio but the video is highly recommended. Podcast rating is a 4 out of 10.   9MB 33 minutes

Another good video on the subject is Youtube Obsession- Radical Islams War Against the West

 

 

Nov 26, 2007

 Show142  Prude.  Hugh discusses what the culture is doing to the young girls of America with the author of the new book, Prude, Carol Platt Liebau.  

Prude is an in-depth look at the forces telling young women that being sexy trumps intelligence and character every time. For those who aren't aware of just how sexualized teen-oriented fashion, reading, movies, television and music have become and why, it's a wake-up call. For parents who want their daughters to understand the physical, emotional and psychological dangers of giving too much, too soon, it puts all the facts at their fingertips. And for anyone who cares about the impact that teen sexuality has on America's economic and social life -- and believes it's time for a more wholesome teen culture -- it's a call to arms.

 "I am going to make PRUDE required reading for all my listeners!"-- Dr. Laura Schlessinger, bestselling author

 " If you are a mom or a dad, a grandmother or a grandfather, an aunt or an uncle, or a big sister or a big brother of a young girl about to enter or already in her teen years, you need to buy this book . . . This is the rarest of books -- one that could save a life. Liebau is surveying a culture that tells girls and teenage women to do everything they can to defeat themselves, to sell themselves short, to think of themselves first and sometimes only as sexual beings . . . With compelling specificity, Liebau lays out exactly how parents and all the other adults in the U.S. can take real-world steps to change the world that now works to limit girls . . . Read it. Pass it on. The life you save may be the one closest to you."-- Hugh Hewitt,
nationally syndicated radio talk show host and author

8MB 35 min

 

Nov 23, 2007

Show 141  P.J. ORourke on the – On the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith. Learn the bedrock principles of free-market economics while you laugh. You read that right. And only P.J. O’Rourke could make it possible On The Wealth of Nations

Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations might well be the most influential work of economics ever written, but it’s never been considered a laugh-riot. That could change, however, with this explication of Smith’s free-market masterpiece by conservative commentator and humorist P.J. O’Rourke. In On The Wealth of Nations, O’Rourke manages to accomplish a fourfold task that no one would have thought possible: (1) to explain all of Smith’s ideas - from the simple to the complex - clearly and concisely; (2) to show how those principles can help us understand - and solve - today’s economic social problems; (3) to use Smith’s evergreen wisdom as the jumping-off point for O’Rourke’s own biting social commentary; and (4) to keep you in stitches from beginning to end. Purchase Audio book or audio download for as low as $10.45 at Amazon P.J. ORourke On the Wealth of Nations. Highly recommended. Podcast rating 6 out of 10. 15MB and 68 minutes long.

 

Nov 21, 2007

Show 140  Indoctrinate U. Charley Sykes interviews Evan Maloney, the writer and director of a new documentary about the sorry state of free speech on our campuses, Indoctrinate U. See the movie documentary trailer at their website at Indoctrinate U or on youtube.

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Nov 19, 2007

 Show 139  Dennis talks to Bjorn Lomborg, adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School . His new book is Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming.

Former vice president Al Gore … excuse us, Oscar-winning documentarian, Nobel laureate, and shamelessly hypocritical mansion-dwelling, jet-setting energy pig Al Gore … says global warming is nothing short of a "planetary emergency" demanding elaborate and expensive actions that will cost hundreds of billions of dollars. But is the hysteria surrounding global warming rational? And would the solutions he has in mind make things better for mankind -- or worse? Now, in Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalists Guide to Global Warming, noted environmental expert Bjorn Lomborg draws on extensive studies and analysis -- including the UN's most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report -- to debunk numerous popular myths that are causing people to panic (and Al Gore to win prizes).

Lomborg -- previously the author of the bestselling The Skeptical Environmentalist, and named one of Time magazines 100 most influential people in 2004 -- does believe that global warming is occurring, but not to the degree, or at the pace, that alarmists like Al Gore would have us believe. Nor are the consequences all bad -- in fact, some are, and will be, very good, not only for our species but for others. The key, he believes, is to assess the facts and approach whatever problems need to be addressed in a rational way -- which means not wasting all our energy and resources on Chicken Little hysteria when there are more pressing problems facing the world.

Cool It gives you the facts and documentation behind hundreds of "politically incorrect" revelations like these:

Sea levels will rise about one foot over the next century, according to the UNs 2007 IPCC report -- the same rise that has occurred worldwide since 1860. A 20-foot rise, such as the one seen in An Inconvenient Truth, is hypothetical at best

Global polar bear populations, contrary to environmentalists claims, are generally stable, and two populations around the Arctic Sea are actually growing. The most substantial drops in polar bear populations are a result of recreational hunting, not global warming

The recent increase in impact from hurricanes and storms has nothing to do with global warming and everything to do with the rising concentrations of population and infrastructure in coastal areas. The data available today does not support unequivocal claims that global warming is worsening storms

Though such global warming as may actually occur will mean more heat-related deaths -- about 40,000 more in the United States in 2050 -- there will also be 200,000 fewer cold deaths by then in the US.

The Kyoto Protocol is both impossibly ambitious and environmentally inconsequential. It would cost $180 billion a year for the rest of the century but would only postpone global warming by five years in 2100.

"Brimming with useful facts and common sense" -- Wall Street Journal

34 minutes. 7.8MB

Nov 16, 2007

Show. Dennis Prager interviews Ann Coulter author of If Democrats Had Any Brains, Theyd Be Republicans. This is two separate interviews. See Previous ACU podcast for book discription. Download all of Dennis Pragers shows free at: Dennis Pragers Podcast - Highly recommended

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Nov 14, 2007

Show 137 If Democrats Had Any Brains, Theyd Be Republicans by Ann Coulter audio excerpt . Audio MP3. Yes it’s an offensive title but there is a story behind it. Give it a try. It is full of her funniest lines.

-Uttering lines that send liberals into paroxysms of rage, otherwise known as ‘citing facts,’ is the spice of life. When I see the hot spittle flying from their mouths and the veins bulging and pulsing above their eyes, well, that’s when I feel truly alive.-
So begins If Democrats Had Any Brains, Theyd Be Republicans, Ann Coulters funniest, most devastating, and, yes, most outrageous book to date.
Coulter has become the brightest star in the conservative firmament thanks to her razor-sharp reasoning and biting wit. Of course, practically any time she opens her mouth, liberal elites denounce Ann, insisting that -She’s gone too far!- and hopefully predicting that this time it will bring a crashing end to her career.
Now you can read all the quotes that have so outraged her enemies and so delighted her legions of fans. More than just the definitive collection of Coulterisms, If Democrats Had Any Brains, Theyd Be Republicans includes dozens of brand-new commentaries written by Coulter and hundreds of never-before-published quotations. This is Ann at her best, covering every topic from A to Z. Here you’ll read Coulter’s take on:
• Her politics: “As far as I’m concerned, I’m a middle-of-the-road moderate and the rest of you are crazy.�?
• Hillary Clinton: “Hillary wants to be the first woman president, which would also make her the first woman in a Clinton administration to sit behind the desk in the Oval Office instead of under it.�?
• The environment: “God gave us the earth. We have dominion over the plants, the animals, the trees. God said, ‘Earth is yours. Take it. Rape it. It’s yours.’�?
• Religion: “It’s become increasingly difficult to distinguish the pronouncements of the Episcopal Church from the latest Madonna video.�?
• Global warming: “The temperature of the planet has increased about one degree Fahrenheit in the last century. So imagine a summer afternoon when it’s 63 degrees and the next thing you know it’s . . . 64 degrees. Ahhhh!!!! Run for your lives, everybody! Women and children first!�?
• Gun control: “Mass murderers apparently can’t read, since they are constantly shooting up ‘gun-free zones.’�?
• Bill Clinton: “Bill Clinton’s library is the first one to ever feature an Adults Only section.�?
• Illegal aliens: “I am the illegal alien of commentary. I will do the jokes that no one else will do.�?

If Democrats Had Any Brains, They’d Be Republicans is a must-have for anyone who loves (or loves to hate) Ann Coulter.

To buy this audio book visit Amazon- If Democrats had any

Nov 12, 2007

Show 136 Just Dumb Luck: American Entry into World War II. Audio book segment from Americans at War by Stephen E. Ambrose. This book is a collection of fifteen essays. Although many of the pieces in this collection focus on World War II, Ambrose also explores the Civil War ("Struggle for Vicksburg: The Battles and Siege that Decided the Civil War"). It is the only other selection that we would recommend from this work and is therefore not recommeded to buy. Renting it would be a better option. To purchase this book visit Amazon-Americans at War. Podcast rating is a 8 out of 10. 7MB and 31 minutes long.

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Nov 9, 2007

Show135 Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism by Robert P. Murphy. Audio book disk 1 of 5. 

The anti-capitalists are still with us, and how. Robert Murphy has decided to give them an in-your-face economics education that they won’t forget — ever.
     His approach comes from years of teaching undergraduates and dealing with the most common errors. He also draws from his teaching experience at the Mises University to offer an Austrian perspective on economics.
     He offers explanations and examples that are clear and compelling. Whats wrong with zoning? Murphy explains it. Isnt outsourcing destroying America? On the contrary says Murphy- it is a wonderful for Americans! Shouldnt the rich fork over in the name of social justice? Murphy says that this would make us all poorer.
     Isnt the Fed protecting us against depressions and inflations? Precisely the opposite, he says: the Fed is causing economic instability.
     In so many ways, this book is a product of the Mises Institute. Murphy learned his economics at the Mises University (while getting his PhD at New York University) and then began to teach at the Mises Institutes programs. He now serves as the headmaster of the Mises Institute online classroom.
     This could be the most accessible and compelling introduction to free-market economics since Hazlitts Economics in One Lesson. Certainly economics has rarely been this fun! The socialists and Keynesian of the world will hate this book and make it a target of all their venom. But if they read it, they might learn something.
     This book is sure to become a hot seller, and a major source of controversy on campuses. A previous book in this series landed on the New York Times bestseller list. How splendid to think that with this book, the Austrian perspective is receiving yet another boost in public life.
Some topics covered:

Why central planning has never worked and never will

How prices operate in a free market (and why socialist schemes like rent control always backfire)

How labor unions actually hurt workers more than they help them

Why increasing the minimum wage is always a bad idea

Why the free market is the best guard against racism

How capitalism will save the environment — and why socialist countries were the most polluted on earth

Raising taxes: why it is never “responsible?

Why no genuine advocate for the downtrodden could endorse the dehumanizing Welfare State

The single biggest myth underlying the publics support for government regulation of business

Antitrust suits: usually filed by firms that lose in free competition

How tariffs and other restrictions “protect? privileged workers but make other Americans poorer

The IMF and World Bank: why they dont help poor countries

Why the industrial revolution was the biggest boon for the middle class in human history

Plus: Are you a capitalist pig? Take the quiz and find out!
     Breezy, witty, but always clear, precise, and elegantly reasoned, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism is a solid and entertaining guide to free market economics written from the perspective of the Austrian School.
     Murphy deploys all his abundant talents here, and to spectacular effect.

Purchase the audio book from Amazon. 72 minutes long 16.6MB. ACU Podcast rating is 7 out of 10.

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Nov 7, 2007

Show 134 The JFK Assassination. Part 2 of 2. Dennis continues his interview with Vincent Bugliosi author of Reclaiming History The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The former prosecutor takes apart various JFK conspiracy theories piece by piece. See Show 133 for part 1. Podcast rating for part 1 and 2 is an 8 out of 10, 11MB and 50 minutes long. Download all of Dennis Pragers shows free at: http://www.townhall.com/talkradio/Show.aspx?RadioShowID=3 

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Nov 5, 2007

Show 133 Part 1 of 2. Dennis Prager talks to Vincent Bugliosi, prosecutor of Charles Manson and author of Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The book is a million and half word debunking of the all the assassination conspiracy theories. Originally broadcast on May 31, 2007 Podcast rating 8 of 10. 12MB and 53 minutes. Download all of Dennis Pragers shows free at: http://www.townhall.com/talkradio/Show.aspx?RadioShowID=3 

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Nov 2, 2007

Show 132 Politically Incorrect Guide to Hunting Dennis Prager interviews author Frank Minter. For synopsis of book see previous ACU show number 128. 7.8MB 34 minutes long.

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