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Feb 27, 2013

Show 950 Documentary- Blood Money The Business of Abortion

To watch the video of this documentary visit:  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0stPy6-Oug0

Published on Oct 23, 2012

This 2010 documentary DVD deals with the issue and practice of abortion in the United States. The program is presented and narrated by Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The filmmakers and participants of this documentary allege that the practice of abortion is not truly about women's rights, women's health nor matters of choice and liberty as the subject too often is billed as being based on. The film's premise is obviously slanted to being against the practice of abortion.

 This film is an indictment of the practice of abortion as being one which is solely based on large profit seeking. Furthermore, the presentation shows abortion as an act of medical violence against women and a strong component of racism and ethnic bias taints the practice in America currently.

 The film has legal experts, social critics, religious leaders and commentators, former abortion clinic medical staff, civil rights leaders, historians and individual men and women examine the practice of abortion.

Feb 25, 2013

Show 949  The Great Global Warming Blunder: How Mother Nature Fooled the World’s Top Climate Scientists

 Dennis Prager talks to Roy Spencer, Climatologist and Principal Research Scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. His new book, now out in paperback, is The Great Global Warming Blunder: How Mother Nature Fooled the World’s Top Climate Scientists… Everything the President said about global warming in his inaugural address was factually incorrect.

Feb 22, 2013

Show 948 The Stossel Show.   Union Power

Season 2012 Episode 131 (41:14)

Aired on 09/20/2012 

Feb 20, 2013

Show 947 Glenn Beck talks to author of  Marked for Death: Islam’s War Against the West and Me

 

Without a doubt one of the most brave individuals in the world is Dutch Parliament member Geert Wilders who wrote the book Marked for Death: Islam’s War Against the West and Me. Fanatics, terrorists, and appeasers have tried everything to silence Geert Wilders, Europe’s most controversial Member of Parliament—from putting him on trial to putting a price on his head. But Wilders refuses to be silenced—and one result is the book you have in your hands. For years, from his native Netherlands, Wilders has sounded the alarm about the relentless spread of Islam in the West. And he has paid a steep personal price, enduring countless death threats and being forced into a permanent state of hiding. Now, for the first time, Wilders offers a full account of his long battle against the zealots who have already slaughtered his countryman Theo van Gogh—whose killer also threatened to murder Wilders himself. (Amazon.com)

To watch the video of this audio presentation and many others from Glenn Beck  visit:

http://glennbecksbooklist.com/

 

Feb 18, 2013

Show 946 Push Has Come to Shove: Getting Our Kids the Education They Deserve--Even If It Means Picking a Fight  by Dr. Steve Perry 

Michael Medved talks to Steve Perry on education reform and his book.

Book Description-    “Have you been to a school lately?  Have you sat through the six hours and forty-five minutes of excruciating tedium we send our kids to every day?  When we ask our kids, “What’d you do in school today?” and they mumble, “Nothin’,” they’re telling the truth.”

 Steve Perry is like no other educator you’ve ever met.  He “gets it.”  He understands why some parents are downright panicked about what’s going on in their kids’ classrooms, and how other parents, whose kids supposedly attend the “good” schools, still fear that their children are falling behind.  As Principal of one of the best performing schools in America -- one that sends 100% of its mostly minority students to four-year colleges -- Perry delights in poking the system.  Present him with a “truth” about how education is supposed to work and – count on it – he’ll show it to be false.

Dictatorial teacher’s unions despise Steve Perry.  So do lazy teachers.  So do entrenched, unimaginative school boards.  So do reactionary “curriculum guardians” who – as a lure to get kids reading – cling to the same old stodgy texts.

 “That’s okay,” say Perry.  That means he’s making a difference.  In this book, his priority is to help kids who don’t have the advantage of going to his school, Capital Prep.  He wants to save your kid, and the kid next door, and the kid down the street from getting a typical third-rate American education.

If you’re a parent who has worried recently about how depressed your child seems when he dresses for school in the morning…or how little of what happens during the school day seems to sink into her brain… or how much of your child’s homework is busywork, you need this book. 

 If you’re a teacher who is putting your heart and soul into the job but are surrounded by colleagues who are “phoning it in,” you need this book.

 If you’re a committed, forward-thinking principal who wants to get rid of the faculty bad apples, but are continually stymied by Mafia-style teachers-unions, you need this book.

 *If you’re a citizen who worries about the $1 trillion-plus GDP loss that America suffers every year because our system of education doesn’t measure up, you need this book.

 In this solution-oriented manifesto, Steve Perry covers the full range of issues holding back today’s students.  He shows parents how to find great teachers (and get rid of the bad ones)…how to make readers out of kids who hate to read…how to make the school curriculum thrilling rather than sleep-inducing…how to conduct an all-important education “home audit”… how to “e-organize” if school boards and administrators aren’t getting the message…how to build a “school of the future,” and much more.

 The era of third-rate education is over.  Steve Perry isn’t going to let the fools and scoundrels get away with it any longer.  Push has come to shove!

To order the book visit

http://www.amazon.com/Push-Has-Come-Shove-Deserve--Even/dp/0307720314/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1302707322&sr=1-2

Feb 15, 2013

Show 945  Glenn Beck. Narcissism.  Two Authors

Glenn Beck talks about American Youth, Narcissism & Entitlement w/ Two Authors

January 16, 2013

To watch the video visit    http://glennbecksbooklist.com/

Glenn Beck today talked with two different authors about the entitlement and narcissism in our youth today. Guests Keith Campbell author oThe Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement and Kay Wyma author of Cleaning House: A Mom’s Twelve-Month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement. This is a great segment on The Blaze TV, watch it below!

The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement

Narcissism—an inflated view of the self—is everywhere. Public figures say it’s what makes them stray from their wives. Parents teach it by dressing children in T-shirts that say “Princess.” Teenagers and young adults hone it on Facebook, and celebrity newsmakers have elevated it to an art form. And it’s what’s making people depressed, lonely, and buried under piles of debt.

Jean Twenge’s influential first book, Generation Me, spurred a national debate with its depiction of the challenges twenty- and thirty-somethings face in today’s world—and the fallout these issues create for educators and employers. Now, Dr. Twenge turns her focus to the pernicious spread of narcissism in today’s culture, which has repercussions for every age group and class. Dr. Twenge joins forces with W. Keith Campbell, Ph.D., a nationally recognized expert on narcissism, to explore this new plague in The Narcissism Epidemic, their eye-opening exposition of the alarming rise of narcissism and its catastrophic effects at every level of society. Even the world economy has been damaged by risky, unrealistic overconfidence. Drawing on their own extensive research as well as decades of other experts’ studies, Drs. Twenge and Campbell show us how to identify narcissism, minimize the forces that sustain and transmit it, and treat it or manage it where we find it. Filled with arresting, alarming, and even amusing stories of vanity gone off the tracks (would you like to hire your own personal paparazzi?), The Narcissism Epidemic is at once a riveting window into the consequences of narcissism, a prescription to combat the widespread problems it causes, and a probing analysis of the culture at large.

Cleaning House: A Mom’s Twelve-Month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement

Is Your Home Out of Order?

Do your kids expect clean folded clothes to magically appear in their drawers? Do they roll their eyes when you suggest they clean the bathroom? By racing in to make their lives easy, have you unintentionally reinforced your children’s belief that the world revolves around them?

Dismayed at the attitude of entitlement that had crept into her home, Kay Wyma got some attitude of her own. Cleaning House is her account of a year-long campaign to introduce her five kids to basic life skills and the ways meaningful work can increase earned self-confidence and concern for others.

With irresistible humor and refreshing insights, Kay candidly details the ups and downs of equipping her kids for such tasks as making beds, refinishing a deck chair, and working together. The changes that take place in her household will inspire you to launch your own campaign to dislodge your kids from the center of their universe.

Feb 13, 2013

Show 944 God’s Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible

Adam Nicolson, author of God’s Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible. A Best Of Prager Broadcast, Originally Aired on June 26, 2003.

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Feb 11, 2013

Show 943 Warning- Explicit Language. Audiobook excerpt. Outlaw Platoon.

Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan

by Sean Parnell, John Bruning.  Warning- Explicit Language.

We have excerpted two chapters from the book. Village of the Damned and Last Stand.

Buy the book from Amazon or Audible. Recommended by ACU.

Overview of the Book-   At twenty-four years of age, U.S. Army Ranger Sean Parnell was named commander of a forty-man elite infantry platoon, the 10th Mountain Division—a unit that came to be known as the Outlaws. Tasked with rooting out Pakistan-based insurgents from a valley in the Hindu Kush, Parnell assumed they would be facing a ragtag bunch of civilians until, in May 2006, a routine patrol turned into a brutal ambush. Through sixteen months of combat, the platoon became Parnell's family. The cost of battle was high for these men. Not all of them made it home, but for those who did, it was the love and faith they found in one another that ultimately kept them alive.

Feb 8, 2013

Show 942 Newt Gingrich and Monica Crowley talk about What the Bleep Just Happened in the 2012 election.

Newt Gingrich  17 Nov 2012 by DHTV in Restoration Weekend 2012

video:   http://www.davidhorowitztv.com/2012/11/17/newt-gingrich/

 

Monica Crowley 17 Nov 2012 by DHTV in Restoration Weekend 2012

Video:   http://www.davidhorowitztv.com/2012/11/17/monica-crowley/


Please watch many more speeches given at David Horowitzs’ Restoration Weekend at

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Feb 6, 2013

Show 941 Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

Daron Acemoglu of MIT discusses his book, "Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty." "Why Nations Fail" answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine? http://forum-network.org

Published on Mar 27, 2012

 

To watch the video visit:

http://youtu.be/4c2BvtRWAL4

 

Book Description

Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine?

 Is it culture, the weather, geography? Perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are?

 Simply, no. None of these factors is either definitive or destiny. Otherwise, how to explain why Botswana has become one of the fastest growing countries in the world, while other African nations, such as Zimbabwe, the Congo, and Sierra Leone, are mired in poverty and violence?

 Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson conclusively show that it is man-made political and economic institutions that underlie economic success (or lack of it). Korea, to take just one of their fascinating examples, is a remarkably homogeneous nation, yet the people of North Korea are among the poorest on earth while their brothers and sisters in South Korea are among the richest. The south forged a society that created incentives, rewarded innovation, and allowed everyone to participate in economic opportunities. The economic success thus spurred was sustained because the government became accountable and responsive to citizens and the great mass of people. Sadly, the people of the north have endured decades of famine, political repression, and very different economic institutions—with no end in sight. The differences between the Koreas is due to the politics that created these completely different institutional trajectories.

 Based on fifteen years of original research Acemoglu and Robinson marshall extraordinary historical evidence from the Roman Empire, the Mayan city-states, medieval Venice, the Soviet Union, Latin America, England, Europe, the United States, and Africa to build a new theory of political economy with great relevance for the big questions of today, including:

 

   - China has built an authoritarian growth machine. Will it continue to grow at such high speed and overwhelm the West?

   - Are America’s best days behind it? Are we moving from a virtuous circle in which efforts by elites to aggrandize power are resisted to a vicious one that enriches and empowers a small minority?

   - What is the most effective way to help move billions of people from the rut of poverty to prosperity? More

philanthropy from the wealthy nations of the West? Or learning the hard-won lessons of Acemoglu and Robinson’s breakthrough ideas on the interplay between inclusive political and economic institutions?

 

Why Nations Fail will change the way you look at—and understand—the world.

Feb 4, 2013

Show 940 Two Documentaries- Daylight: The Story of Obama and Israel 

 Segment one-  Daylight: The Story of Obama and Israel  

Barack Obama ran for president as a pro-Israel candidate -- but his record tells a different story.

Published on Youtube Mar 3, 2012

To watch the video of this audio segment visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wbH5KVPrPo

  Segment two- Obama and Israel: The Undermining of a Historic Relationship .

 Assisted by a biased media, Barack Obama has turned his back on more than six decades of American-Israeli friendship.

 This video, produced by Accuracy in Media, documents President Obama's often hostile, one-sided pressure on Israel. It also shows how the President will do anything to ensure his own chances for re-election, even if it means allowing Iran to continue developing nuclear weapons while it plays a cynical game of stalling and deception.

Published on Jun 6, 2012

 To watch the video of this audio segment visit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiJqA064idA

Aim video archives  http://www.youtube.com/user/aimaccuracy?feature=watch

 http://www.aim.org

 

 Check out this outstanding Explanation: Why Israel can't withdraw to its pre '67 borders line

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2hZ6SlSqq0

Feb 1, 2013

Show 939 David Tripp, former head of Sotheby’s coin department and author of Illegal Tender: Gold, Greed,... This description does not sound very fascinating but it is a very interesting story. A Best Of Prager Broadcast, Originally Aired on December 6, 2004.

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