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Sep 30, 2013

Show 1037 John Stossel Show. Is America a police state?

Is America a police state? Stossel and his guests cover the use of swat raids, drones and the NSA programs.  Aired on 08/15/2013.  41 minutes

Watch the Stossel show on Hulu at http://www.hulu.com/#!stossel

To see the video of this audio presentation and the most recent John Stossel shows visit-

http://www.hulu.com/stossel

Watch John Stossel on the Fox Business Channel every Thursday 10 PM Eastern.

Stossel is recommended by ACU.

Sep 27, 2013

Show 1036 The Armenian Genocide. Documentary

 

This is ACUs audio version of the video documentary.

 

To watch the video documentary and Ebook visit:

http://kitmantv.blogspot.com/2008/12/armenian-genocide.html

 

The Armenian Genocide is a documentary exploring the circumstances surrounding the mass-killing of more than one million Christian Armenians by the Islamic Ottoman Empire during World War I. The documentary was broadcast by most 348 PBS affiliate stations on April 17, 2006.

Produced in conjunction with Oregon Public Broadcasting, it was written and directed by Andrew Goldberg (who also directed The Armenians: A Story of Survival) and narrated by Hollywood celebrities Orlando Bloom, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Julianna Margulies and Natalie Portman.

 

To watch the video documentary and Ebook visit:

http://kitmantv.blogspot.com/2008/12/armenian-genocide.html

 


Ebook: Armenian Genocide - Reign of Terror
Armenian Genocide : A Reign of Terror

For another great documentary on the subject on youTube search-

BBC Documentary: Armenian Genocide - The Betrayed  

or visit at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI8PP0JnsW0&feature=share&list=PL05CD46A253C290B5

Sep 25, 2013

Show 1036 The Longest Romance: The Mainstream Media and Fidel Castro

 by Humberto Fontova

Michael Medved talks to the author.

 

Overview of Book-

 Fidel Castro jailed political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin during the Great Terror. He murdered more Cubans in his first three years in power than Hitler murdered Germans during his first six. Alone among world leaders, Castro came to within inches of igniting a global nuclear holocaust.

But you would never guess any of that from reading the mainstream American media. Instead we hear fawning accounts of Castro liberating Cuba from the clutches of U.S. robber-barons and bestowing world-class healthcare and education on his downtrodden citizens. “Propaganda is vital—the heart of our struggle,” Castro wrote in 1955. Today, the concept is as valid to the Cuban regime as ever.

 

History records few propaganda campaigns as phenomenally successful or enduring as Castro and Che’s. The Longest Romance exposes the full scope of this deception; it documents the complicity of major U.S. media players in spreading Castro’s propaganda and in coloring the world’s view of his totalitarian regime. Castro’s cachet as a celebrity icon of anti-Americanism has always overshadowed his record as a warmonger, racist, sexist, Stalinist, and godfather of modern terrorism. The Longest Romance uncovers this shameful history and names its major accomplices.

 

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Sep 23, 2013

Show 1035 Mark Leibovich, Author   This Town 

Bill Moyers talks to Author on CSPAN   

From CSPAN-  

Our guest is journalist and author Mark Leibovich. He discusses his new book "This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral -- Plus Plenty of Valet Parking! -- in America's Gilded Capital." Leibovich acknowledges the media curiosity and attention his book has received. He describes his book as an insider's commentary on the business of government, politics, and media in Washington, DC.

 Published on Aug 19, 2013 

 

To watch the video of this interview visit:

http://youtu.be/AchVwoRGmdI

 

Overview of book-

 

The #1 New York Times and Washington Post bestseller

  Tim Russert is dead.

 But the room was alive.

 Big Ticket Washington Funerals can make such great networking opportunities. Power mourners keep stampeding down the red carpets of the Kennedy Center, handing out business cards, touching base. And there is no time to waste in a gold rush, even (or especially) at a solemn tribal event like this.

  Washington—This Town—might be loathed from every corner of the nation, yet these are fun and busy days at this nexus of big politics, big money, big media, and big vanity. There are no Democrats and Republicans anymore in the nation’s capital, just millionaires. That is the grubby secret of the place in the twenty-first century. You will always have lunch in This Town again. No matter how many elections you lose, apologies you make, or scandals you endure.

  In This Town, Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, presents a blistering, stunning—and often hysterically funny—examination of our ruling class’s incestuous “media industrial complex.” Through his eyes, we discover how the funeral for a beloved newsman becomes the social event of the year. How political reporters are fetishized for their ability to get their names into the predawn e-mail sent out by the city’s most powerful and puzzled-over journalist. How a disgraced Hill aide can overcome ignominy and maybe emerge with a more potent “brand” than many elected members of Congress. And how an administration bent on “changing Washington” can be sucked into the ways of This Town with the same ease with which Tea Party insurgents can, once elected, settle into it like a warm bath.

  Outrageous, fascinating, and destined to win Leibovich a whole host of, er, new friends, This Town is must reading, whether you’re inside the Beltway—or just trying to get there.

Sep 20, 2013

Show 1034 This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral--Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!--in America's Gilded Capital  by Mark Leibovich

  

Michael Medved talks to the Author.

 

Overview of book-

 

The #1 New York Times and Washington Post bestseller

 Tim Russert is dead.

 But the room was alive.

 Big Ticket Washington Funerals can make such great networking opportunities. Power mourners keep stampeding down the red carpets of the Kennedy Center, handing out business cards, touching base. And there is no time to waste in a gold rush, even (or especially) at a solemn tribal event like this.

 

 Washington—This Town—might be loathed from every corner of the nation, yet these are fun and busy days at this nexus of big politics, big money, big media, and big vanity. There are no Democrats and Republicans anymore in the nation’s capital, just millionaires. That is the grubby secret of the place in the twenty-first century. You will always have lunch in This Town again. No matter how many elections you lose, apologies you make, or scandals you endure.

 

 In This Town, Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, presents a blistering, stunning—and often hysterically funny—examination of our ruling class’s incestuous “media industrial complex.” Through his eyes, we discover how the funeral for a beloved newsman becomes the social event of the year. How political reporters are fetishized for their ability to get their names into the predawn e-mail sent out by the city’s most powerful and puzzled-over journalist. How a disgraced Hill aide can overcome ignominy and maybe emerge with a more potent “brand” than many elected members of Congress. And how an administration bent on “changing Washington” can be sucked into the ways of This Town with the same ease with which Tea Party insurgents can, once elected, settle into it like a warm bath.

 

 Outrageous, fascinating, and destined to win Leibovich a whole host of, er, new friends, This Town is must reading, whether you’re inside the Beltway—or just trying to get there.

 

For all of Michael Medveds shows go to http://www.michaelmedved.com/  to listen live for free or $4.95 per month to download all of his podcasts.

 

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Sep 18, 2013

Show 1033 The Mormon Prophet Joseph Smiths History in his own words.

Visit:

https://www.lds.org/scriptures/pgp/js-h/1?lang=eng#listen=audio

 

"I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me.  ... When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other—This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!"

Sep 16, 2013

 Show 1032 The Privileged Planet Documentary. 

This is ACUs audio version of this documentary on Intelligent Design. 


To watch the free video documentary visit:

http://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=7GGGGGNX

 

Or on Youtube visit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnWyPIzTOTw&feature=share&list=PL61BE8DBE544FE20C

  

For centuries scientists and philosophers have marveled at an eerie coincidence. Mathematics, a creation of human reason, can predict the nature of the universe, a fact physicist Eugene Wigner referred to as the "unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics in the physical sciences." In the last three decades astronomers and cosmologists have noticed another, seemingly unrelated, mystery. Contrary to all expectations, the laws of physics seem precisely "fine-tuned" for the existence of complex life.

 

Could these two wonders actually be isolated pieces of a wider pattern? Both are prerequisites for science, yet what about the process of scientific discovery itself? What are its necessary conditions? Why is it even possible? Read any book on the history of science, and you'll learn about magnificent tales of human ingenuity, persistence, and dumb luck. But that's only part of the story, and not even the most important part. Our location is much more critical to science than it is to real estate. For some reason our Earthly location is extraordinarily well suited to allow us to peer into the heavens and discover its secrets.

 

Elsewhere, you might learn that Earth and its local environment provide a delicate, and probably exceedingly rare, cradle for complex life. But there's another, even more startling, fact, described in The Privileged Planet: those same rare conditions that produce a habitable planet-that allow for the existence of complex observers like ourselves-also provide the best overall place for observing. What does this mean? At the least, it turns our view of the universe inside out. The universe is not "pointless" (Steven Weinberg), Earth merely "a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark," (Carl Sagan) and human existence "just a more-or-less farcical outcome of a chain of accidents" (Steven Weinberg). On the contrary, the evidence we can uncover from our Earthly home points to a universe that is designed for life, and designed for discovery.

 

For many more great documentaries on Intelligent Design visit:

http://www.youtube.com/user/IllustraMedia?feature=watch

 

Also see our other ACU audio documentaries

Show 198 Unlocking the Mystery of Life.

Show 1029 Darwin's Dilemma (2010) DVD Documentary

Sep 13, 2013

Show1031 Part 2 of 3 World War I  "The Great War" OR America's Greatest Mistake?

Michael Medved History Series

 

This is part 2 of a 3 part history series by Michael Medved.

 

ACU has made parts 1 and 2 available here. For part 3 on this and many other history series by Michael Medved visit The Medved History Store or join his podcast.

 

Please go to       http://www.medvedhistorystore.com/       to purchase this entire series or subscribe to the Michael Medved show for only $4.95 per month. It is also available there.

 

 

Available on two CDs or audio download for $25.00 or $18.75

 at Michael Medveds History Programs at http://www.medvedhistorystore.com/

 

Product Description-   The focus is not on the tide of battle, or the reasons the European powers stumbled into this cataclysmic conflict. In the show, we will concentrate exclusively on America's decision to enter the war after nearly three full years of fighting -- and repeated declarations of neutrality. Wilson won a tough re-election battle in 1916, beating his Republican opponent by a tiny margin of votes, and relying almost entirely on the memorable slogan: HE KEPT US OUT OF WAR. But within 30 days -- just 30 days! -- of his inauguration for a second term the same guy who "kept us out of war" took us into the disastrous and pointless slaughter in Europe, costing 116,000 American lives and costing the taxpayer more money in one year than the federal government had spent during 130 years of prior history, combined! The top tax rate went up from 7 percent to 95% and Wilson's Democrats were swept from office by a disillusioned, enraged public in an epic landslide of historic proportions.

How did the "war to end all war" become the war that made Hitler inevitable? How did Wilson's eloquent Declaration of War message, which promised to "make the world safe for Democracy," lead directly to making the world ready for Mussolini, Stalin and Hitler? And, most startling of all, how did the president's tortured romantic life (with scandal surrounding the death of the First Lady and Wilson's almost immediate re-marriage) contribute to some of the most disastrous foreign policy decisions (and non-decisions) in all of American history? And why do some conservatives argue that America not only entered an unnecessary war, but did so on the wrong side?

This special history program will probe these uncomfortable but profoundly important questions in a frank, fearless and potently provocative way.

 

EXCLUSIVE - An additional half-hour discussion (not aired with the radio broadcast) that looks at the big questions raised by the dramatic story described in this show. What were Germany's real war aims? How could Woodrow Wilson have avoided taking America to war - and what could he have done late in 1916 to prevent the resumption of German submarine warfare that brought US entry into the war? Michael also examines the cultural impact of "the Great War" and describes his own family's connection, as victims and participants in the European conflict. Don't miss this fascinating material, available only to customers of the Medved History Store.

Total Run Time: 2hr, 18min

For all of Michael Medveds shows go to    http://www.michaelmedved.com/    to listen live for free or $4.95 per month to download all of his podcasts.

 

Look up American Conservative University on Itunes.

 

If you have enjoyed this show please forward it on to your friends and contacts.

 

 Give the gift that keeps on giving: Our ACU App for Apple or Android.  It's an inexpensive but thoughtful gift for your iOS loving friends. They will have over 900 commercial free ACU shows at their fingertips and more. Just $1.99

 

Go to your Apple or the Amazon Android store.

 

If you like our app please leave a good star rating and tell your friends

Sep 11, 2013

Show 1030 Part 1 of 3 World War I  "The Great War" OR America's Greatest Mistake?

Michael Medved History Series

 

This is part 1 of a 3 part history series by Michael Medved.

 

ACU has made parts 1 and 2 available here. For part 3 on this and many other history series by Michael Medved visit The Medved History Store or join his podcast.

 

Please go to       http://www.medvedhistorystore.com/       to purchase the last part of this program or subscribe to the Michael Medved show for only $4.95 per month. It is also available there.

 

 

Available on two CDs or audio download for $25.00 or $18.75

 at Michael Medveds History Programs at http://www.medvedhistorystore.com/

 

Product Description-   The focus is not on the tide of battle, or the reasons the European powers stumbled into this cataclysmic conflict. In the show, we will concentrate exclusively on America's decision to enter the war after nearly three full years of fighting -- and repeated declarations of neutrality. Wilson won a tough re-election battle in 1916, beating his Republican opponent by a tiny margin of votes, and relying almost entirely on the memorable slogan: HE KEPT US OUT OF WAR. But within 30 days -- just 30 days! -- of his inauguration for a second term the same guy who "kept us out of war" took us into the disastrous and pointless slaughter in Europe, costing 116,000 American lives and costing the taxpayer more money in one year than the federal government had spent during 130 years of prior history, combined! The top tax rate went up from 7 percent to 95% and Wilson's Democrats were swept from office by a disillusioned, enraged public in an epic landslide of historic proportions.

How did the "war to end all war" become the war that made Hitler inevitable? How did Wilson's eloquent Declaration of War message, which promised to "make the world safe for Democracy," lead directly to making the world ready for Mussolini, Stalin and Hitler? And, most startling of all, how did the president's tortured romantic life (with scandal surrounding the death of the First Lady and Wilson's almost immediate re-marriage) contribute to some of the most disastrous foreign policy decisions (and non-decisions) in all of American history? And why do some conservatives argue that America not only entered an unnecessary war, but did so on the wrong side?

This special history program will probe these uncomfortable but profoundly important questions in a frank, fearless and potently provocative way.

 

EXCLUSIVE - An additional half-hour discussion (not aired with the radio broadcast) that looks at the big questions raised by the dramatic story described in this show. What were Germany's real war aims? How could Woodrow Wilson have avoided taking America to war - and what could he have done late in 1916 to prevent the resumption of German submarine warfare that brought US entry into the war? Michael also examines the cultural impact of "the Great War" and describes his own family's connection, as victims and participants in the European conflict. Don't miss this fascinating material, available only to customers of the Medved History Store.

Total Run Time: 2hr, 18min

For all of Michael Medveds shows go to    http://www.michaelmedved.com/    to listen live for free or $4.95 per month to download all of his podcasts.

 

Look up American Conservative University on Itunes.

 

If you have enjoyed this show please forward it on to your friends and contacts.

 

 Give the gift that keeps on giving: Our ACU App for Apple or Android.  It's an inexpensive but thoughtful gift for your iOS loving friends. They will have over 900 commercial free ACU shows at their fingertips and more. Just $1.99

 

Go to your Apple or the Amazon Android store.

 

If you like our app please leave a good star rating and tell your friends

Sep 9, 2013

Show 1029 Darwin's Dilemma. 2010 DVD Documentary.

Stephen Meyer, Paul Nelson, Lad Allen, Director.

 

Darwin's Dilemma

This is ACU’s audio version of this wonderful documentary.

 

To watch this documentary for free visit:

http://youtu.be/xxh9o32m5c0

 

 

Darwin's Dilemma Trailer

http://youtu.be/7-1nXb5uH8Q

 

Please purchase the DVD Darwin's Dilemma at Amazon.com The cost is $10.95

 

Darwin's Dilemma examines what many consider to be the most powerful refutation of Darwinian evolution - the Cambrian fossil record.

Charles Darwin realized that the fossil evidence did not support his theory of gradual, step-by-step evolutionary development. He hoped that future generations of scientists would make the discoveries necessary to validate his ideas.

 

Today, after more than 150 years of exploration fossil evidence of slow, incremental biological change has yet to be excavated. Instead, we find a picture of the rapid appearance of fully developed, complex organisms during the outset of the Cambrian geological era. Organisms that embody the major animal body plans that exist today. This remarkable explosion of life is truly Darwin's Dilemma. Approximately 65 minutes

Sep 6, 2013

Show 1028 Dr Stephen Meyers Intelligent Design Interview 

 

For Youtube audio and transcript visit:

http://youtu.be/fMaGYSXndBQ

 

Published on Jun 23, 2013

The Origins of Information: Exploring and Explaining Biological Information

Dr. Stephen Meyers discusses his new book Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life & The Case For Intelligent Design

 

In the 21st century, the information age has finally come to biology. We now know that biology at its root is comprised of information rich systems, such as the complex digital code encoded in DNA. Groundbreaking discoveries of the past decade are revealing the information bearing properties of biological systems.

 

Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, a Cambridge trained philosopher of science is examining and explaining the amazing depth of digital technology found in each and every living cell such as nested coding, digital processing, distributive retrieval and storage systems, and genomic operating systems.

 

Meyer is developing a more fundamental argument for intelligent design that is based not on a single feature like the bacterial flagellum, but rather on a pervasive feature of all living systems. Alongside matter and energy, Dr. Meyer shows that there is a third fundamental entity in the universe needed for life: information.

 

In Meyer's new book, Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life & The Case For Intelligent Design, he addresses Darwin's most significant doubt and what has become of it.

 

He examines an event during a remote period of geological history in which numerous animal forms appear to have arisen suddenly and without evolutionary precursors in the fossil record, a mysterious event commonly referred to as the "Cambrian explosion." Darwin saw this event as a troubling anomaly and one that future fossil discoveries would eventually eliminate and give more answers to.

 

This problem has generated a crisis in evolutionary biology and gave Darwin his own doubt with the fossil evidence that elicited it.

 

Meyers has divided his new book into three parts (shared by World Mag):

 

Part One, "The Mystery of the Missing Fossils," describes the problem that brought Darwin's doubt in the first place, the missing ancestors of the Cambrian animals in the earlier Precambrian fossil record. Meyers then shares about the successive, but unsuccessful, attempts that biologists and paleontologists have made to resolve that mystery.

 

Part Two, "How to Build an Animal," explains why the discovery of the importance of information to living systems has made the mystery of the Cambrian explosion more acute. Biologists now know that the Cambrian explosion not only represents an explosion of new animal form and structure but also an explosion of information-that it was, indeed, one of the most significant "information revolutions" in the history of life. Part Two examines the problem of explaining how the unguided mechanism of natural selection and random mutations could have produced the biological information necessary to build the Cambrian animal forms. This group of chapters explains why so many leading biologists now doubt the creative power of the neo-Darwinian mechanism and it presents four rigorous critiques of the mechanism based on recent biological research.

 

Part Three, "After Darwin, What?" evaluates more current evolutionary theories to see if any of them explain the origin of form and information more satisfactorily than standard neo-Darwinism does. Part Three also presents and assesses the theory of intelligent design as a possible solution to the Cambrian mystery. A concluding chapter discusses the implications of the debate about design in biology for the larger philosophical questions that animate human existence. As the story of the book unfolds, it will become apparent that a seemingly isolated anomaly that Darwin acknowledged almost in passing has grown to become illustrative of a fundamental problem for all of evolutionary biology: the problem of the origin of biological form and information.

 

Meyer has also written, Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design.

Sep 4, 2013

Show 1027 Part 2 of 2. The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II. Audio book excerpts. Author Iris Chang.

This show was originaly broadcast as ACU Show 255. Please see all of our past shows. 

 Book description- In December of 1937, Nanking was the site of one of the most brutal massacres in the long annals of wartime barbarities. The Japanese army swept into the ancient city and within weeks not only looted and burned the city, but systematically raped, tortured, and murdered more than 300,000 Chinese civilians. 

 From the ACU- We put this audio selection together in an attempt to better convey America's motivation and determined resolve to destroy the empire of Japan when called upon to do so. By 1940 Americans had no illusions as to the fate that would befall  U.S. cities that fell under the control of of the Japanese military. Secondly, it is an example of conduct and warfare of non-Christian  governments and military leaders that are not restrained by the belief that a God will hold them accountable for their treatment of others.

Check the book out from your local library or purchase from Amazon- The Rape of Nanking

Sep 2, 2013

Show 1026 Part 1 of 2. The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II. Audio book excerpts. Author Iris Chang.

This show was originally broadcast as ACU Show 254. Please see all of our past shows for many interesting topics. 

 Book description- In December of 1937, Nanking was the site of one of the most brutal massacres in the long annals of wartime barbarities. The Japanese army swept into the ancient city and within weeks not only looted and burned the city, but systematically raped, tortured, and murdered more than 300,000 Chinese civilians. Amazingly, at the time of the writing of this book, the Japanese government still denied this atrocity.

 From the ACU- We put this audio selection together in an attempt to better convey America's motivation and determined resolve to destroy the empire of Japan when called upon to do so. By 1940 Americans had no illusions as to the fate that would befall  U.S. cities that fell under the control of of the Japanese military. Secondly, it is an example of conduct and warfare of non-Christian  governments and military leaders that are not restrained by the belief that a God will hold them accountable for their treatment of others.

Check the book out from your local library or purchase from Amazon- The Rape of Nanking

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