I was invited and accepted the offer to debate and discuss politics with hardcore conservatie Jacob Wohl. If you've never heard the interview...Man are you in for it! I WENT UP AGAINST him on behalf of the section of the country that would like to get at these guys and really discuss politics with them. Take a listen. The interview went well and we had an amazing discussion. Jacob treated me like a champ, so I have nothing really bad to say about him as a person. I don't agree with his stances but we both knew that going into the discussion. Worth a listen.
A former Hillary Clinton campaign staffer raised eyebrows throughout the Democratic Party this week; suggesting the former Secretary of State may be mulling a potential rematch against President Trump in the 2020 race for the White House.
According to The Week, Philippe Reines -a senior aide dating back to 2002 and top advisor at the State Department- refused to rule out Hillary’s potential third run for the Oval Office; claiming no other Democrat has “anywhere near a base of 32 million people.”
“The party, he feels, shouldn’t dismiss her as a failed candidate because she’s ‘smarter’ and ‘tougher’ than most, and she ‘could raise money easier than most,’” adds the author.
“Publicly, Clinton has said she will not run again, but Reines doesn’t sound so sure she’ll keep her word on that. Politico explored Clinton’s careful re-entry into the political arena, noting that she’s going on tour with former President Bill Clinton this fall and has reportedly even called up journalists who cover the White House to put out ‘the occasional feeler,’” writes The Week.
More than a half-century after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he intends to release never-before-seen government files related to the investigation into Kennedy's killing.
"Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened," Trump tweeted.
In 1992, Congress ruled that all assassination documents can be released within 25 years, unless the president asserts that doing so would harm intelligence, law enforcement, military operations or foreign relations.
The National Archives has until Oct. 26 to disclose the remaining files related to Kennedy's 1963 assassination, unless Trump intervenes.
The Trump administration has been questioned for weeks as to whether the president would allow the documents to be declassified. The CIA and FBI, whose records make up the bulk of the batch, have declined to say whether they've appealed to the Republican president to keep them under wraps.
The still-secret documents include more than 3,000 files that have never been seen by the public and more than 30,000 that have been released previously, but with redactions.
"The American public deserves to know the facts, or at least they deserve to know what the government has kept hidden from them for all these years," said Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics and author of a book about Kennedy.
"It's long past the time to be forthcoming with this information," he added.
t's unlikely the documents contain any big revelations about Kennedy's killing, said Judge John Tunheim, who was chairman of the independent agency in the 1990s that made public many assassination records and decided how long others could remain secret.
The files that were withheld in full were those the Assassination Records Review Board deemed "not believed relevant," Tunheim said.
Its members sought to ensure they weren't hiding any information directly related to Kennedy's assassination, but there may be nuggets of information in the files that they didn't realize was important two decades ago, he said.
"There could be some jewels in there because ... our level of knowledge in the 1990s is maybe different from today," Tunheim said.
The Warren Commission — the body established by President Lyndon B. Johnson to investigate Kennedy's killing — found gunman Lee Harvey Oswald solely responsible for the president's assassination in 1963.
Kennedy was shot while riding in a presidential motorcade through downtown Dallas in a moment captured by video cameras. He was 46.
Five decades later, conspiracy theories still swirl around the young president's death and who was behind it.
Even a full release of the documents is unlikely to put those rumors to rest.
"People will probably always believe there must have been a conspiracy," Tunheim said, adding, "I just don't think that the federal government, in particular, is efficient enough to hide a secret like that for so long."
With the decision to ban muslims, Trump has created a potential radicalization that could be something he wasn't paying attention to. But months and months ago Jim Jeffries nailed it on the head during his Netflix special. Take a look and see what you think.
Recently Mark Bland was asked to join Larry Conners on his show called "Larry Conners USA". Mark and Larry discuss the impact of Trump's win in the election and some of the controversy swirling around some of his more ecentric picks for his administration.
This past week, Mark checked in with Gareth Cliff to discuss the current political climate in the USA and where Mark is laying his bets for November. Take a listen!
Well as the Summer fades and Fall begins, there are changes all abound for the team here at The Q. We have been in talks for a little while and finally this past week, we were able to lock all the pieces together and bring The Q back to the STL/ILLINOIS area on the radio.
So first we would like to welcome our new radio home of 1510 AM WQQW servicing the Madison County area of Illinois and Southern IL. We are happy to joining such a respected and well known station. And we hope to be able to represent the station proudly as we move through the rest of 2016 and into the future.
Also, we are going to be joining the team with Riot Radio! RiotRadioRocks.com is the website for all things related to Riot Radio and Darryn does great work with all the shows over there. We had no streaming option in the USA for the past few years and now you can listen to the shows on Riot Radio Too. We are happy to be joining that family as well.
But please welcome our new radio home 1510 WQQW and Riot Radio to the fold!
For years I have been hearing the argument "It's not a gun problem, its definitely a mental health issue!" And when you first hear it, your quick judgement is always "Yep, those people are crazy that do this stuff" which makes that argument sound correct. And even down the road it still sounds like a pretty obvious answer to the issue. But when you really research it, you find out its just a small part of the much larger problem.
Other countries have mentally ill people that live amongst them and their statistics of gun issues is almost non-existent. So how is it a mental health issue? Because we make it one. Mental health experts say media reports of shootings by mentally psychotic people increase public attention and reinforce the idea that severe mental issues leads to brutality. But various studies over the past few years show that the high majority of people with severe mental illnesses, such as OCD, bipolar disorder or severe mental depression/exhuastion are never violent toward others.
So why do we like to throw these things out there in the media and through conversation as a "be all end all" explanation to the issue? Most likely because things are easier to deal with brushed under a rug rather than directly dealt with. We as a society have regressed over the past few decades. We have become desensitized to the violence and social media has brought the world view into our island we call the USA. Now we see it daily through the internet, but still want to pretend it doesn't happen here, only in those thrid world type nations. Through that desentizing, we have become more and more brutish and bitter cause we have nothing to fight for anymore. Nothing to occupy our minds anymore. So we lash out at each other. Sometimes for the litttlest and most inconsequential stuff. But since we are not used to dealing with heightened emotions like this, we go overboard. And when we go overboard you get situations like Alton Sterling or Philando Castile.
So I beg to differ. It's not a mental health issue solely. There are reasons beyond that are just as much apart of the situation and need to be dealt with. Gun access in the USA is ridiculous. I am not proposing banning any weapons at all...but...there needs to be more legislation to stop gap the people falling through the net and getting access. But more importantly than that is what we as neighbors and family members can do to really put these normal people in their place. We have to put their attitudes and stress in check for them. We have to let them know its okay to "use your words" to relieve the stress and anger. We also must realize once you are born on this planet, theres no taking you or anyone else out of life with murdering them. So instead of looking for reasons to attack each other, how about we find unique ways to live with each other and respect the cultural and social differences that all of us bring to the table.
I understand that there is always going to be a section of society that is just bad apples. It comes with the territory of living in the world. Some people don't care what I or you say and they will play to the beat of their own drummer regardless. Fine. Those people are a lot less common than you think and even though they rear their ugly heads, they can't stop us a culture and worldwide society.
The best thing you can do to increase your value and market yourself the best is to just CARE. Show care for others. Contact them and check up on them. Respond to them and talk with them whenever you can. Like their posts and a truthfully read what they say. Showing a little care online and offline can take you from mediocre to a top notch person in the eyes of many.
I employ this techinque daily. I always respond to questions and try to keep in touch with people to show them that they are important to me. Even if a person is mad at me or we are having a bump on the road, I still treat them like a friend because that is larger than my slighted feelings for a moment in time.
We tend to lose focus on whats truly important in life....all we got is each other. Theres nothing more or less. Simple as that.