Tuesday, February 25, 2020
He's addressed the nation as White House Press Secretary and made it to the quarterfinals on "Dancing with the Stars.'' Now Sean Spicer will be hosting his own show – "Spicer & Co." – a new cable news program on Newsmax TV, which debuts Tuesday, March 3rd, at 6 pm ET and will air daily Monday through Friday on Newsmax TV, America's fastest-growing cable news network.
The Washington-based "Spicer & Co.'' will broadcast from studios near the White House, where Spicer will lead an ensemble of Washington insiders, experts, journalists and power brokers to analyze the day's top headlines from the Beltway and the key news from the U.S. and the world.
"We are going to offer viewers a unique perspective and insights into what's really happening, who is up, who's down and most importantly how it's going to affect their lives,'' Spicer said. "I've had a front row seat to how Washington works at the highest levels – in the White House, Congress, the Pentagon and K Street. We are going to invite our viewers into a conversation that is totally unique. We will ask the questions and cover the topics that everyone in America is thinking about, but no one is asking or talking about."
Spicer has a long and distinguished career working in Washington, having spent years on Capitol Hill helping craft policy and working with the media. Outside of D.C., he has been a key player on numerous Congressional and national political campaigns.
"Sean has been on the inside of how decisions are made in a way so few have," Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy said. "He was a success as White House press secretary because he connected to ordinary Americans." Ruddy noted that at the White House, Spicer's TV ratings for press conferences was "off the charts - a phenomenon that hasn't happened before or since."
Spicer worked as an aide and press secretary for several members of Congress and House Committees. In 2011, Spicer was named communications director of the Republican National Committee and from 2014-2016 also served as its chief strategist. In December 2016, President-Elect Donald Trump appointed him to be the nation's 28th White House Press Secretary. After his tour in the White House, Spicer wrote a New York Times bestselling memoir about his years in Washington, "The Briefing: Politics, the Press, and the President.'' He also launched RigWil LLC, a strategic consulting firm and is a partner in Point1, a mail and digital firm.
A graduate of the Connecticut College, he earned a Master's degree from the United States Naval War College and currently serves as a Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves as a public affairs officer. Last year, Spicer won the hearts of Americans on ABC's hit show "Dancing with the Stars." With interpretations of the dancefloor favorites, Spicer lasted an impressive nine weeks on the popular show.
Spicer is expected to blend the same buzz and excitement with the news of the day to his daily show on Newsmax TV, which is carried on all major cable systems in 100 million cable and paid OTT homes, surpassing Bloomberg Television in total household reach, household coverage area rating, and average audience, as overall reach rose close to 200 percent since August of 2019, according to ComScore data.
"Our content is resonating with Americans across the nation who are hungry for a fresh alternative to Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, and other news channels,'' said Ruddy, who adds that the network will continue announcing new programs in the coming weeks and months.
Newsmax TV is carried on all major cable and MVPD systems, including DirecTV, Xfinity, Dish, Spectrum, Optimum, Fios, Cox, U-verse, Suddenlink, Wow, Armstrong and several dozens more systems and OTT platforms. The channel has become America's fastest-growing cable news channel targeting Baby Boomers with a heartland perspective. The channel provides 12 hours of original news content daily with programming focused on breaking news and analysis. The Newsmax lineup includes shows and experts, including talk radio hosts Chris Salcedo and Howie Carr, Alan Dershowitz, Michelle Malkin, Mike Huckabee, John Bachman, and Nancy Brinker, famed founder of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, among others.
Posted by Sandy Frazier at 9:18 AM
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism
By Andrew G. Bostom, M.D.
Islamic antisemitism is as old as Islam itself, and is not a mere borrowing from non-Muslim sources, as has been claimed. Antisemitism scholar, Andrew Bostom's newly updated book, The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism From Sacred Texts to Solemn History provides comprehensive, meticulously documented evidence that a readily discernible, uniquely Islamic antisemitism - specific Muslim hatred of Jews - has been expressed continuously since the advent of Islam.
In The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism, you'll learn that:
· A readily discernible, uniquely Islamic antisemitism - specific Muslim hatred of Jews - is hardwired into Islam's core texts, including the Koran, and has been expressed continuously since the advent of Islam;
· Over 13 centuries, Islamic antisemitism, and the imposition of Islamic law's discriminatory mandates for Jews, led to violence and/or chronic grinding oppression of Jews under Islamic rule;
· An updated preface for this new edition elucidates hard data documenting both the current disproportionate rate of Muslim Antisemitism - a global pandemic - and its resulting disproportionate violent anti-Jewish manifestations in Israel, Western Europe, and the United States; and
· Doctrinal drivers of this contemporary hatred, as espoused by iconic Muslim religious leaders representing the pinnacles of mainstream, institutional Islamic religious education - both Sunni and Shiite - are introduced.
Writing in 1971, S.D. Goitein, the pre-eminent scholar of Muslim-Jewish relations employed the term antisemitism, "...in order to differentiate animosity against Jews from the discrimination practiced by Islam against non-Muslims in general." Goitein cited as concrete proof of his assertion that a unique strain of Islamic Jew hatred was extant at that time (i.e., up to a millennium ago) - exploding the common assumption of its absence - the fact that letters from the Geniza material, "...have a special word for it and, most significantly, one not found in the Bible or in Talmudic literature ...but one much used and obviously coined in the Geniza period."
Important examples of antisemitic motifs in the foundational Muslim texts are presented: from the Koran, the hadith (words and deeds of the Muslim prophet Muhammad), the sira (earliest Muslim biographies of Muhammad), as well as the writings of influential Muslim jurists, theologians, and scholars, from the Middle Ages through the contemporary era. These primary sources, and seminal secondary analyses translated here for the first time into English detail the sacralized rationale for Islam's anti-Jewish bigotry. Numerous complementary historical accounts illustrate the resulting plight of Jewish communities in the Muslim world across space and time, culminating in the genocidal threat posed to the Jews of Israel today.
The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism debunks the conventional wisdom which continues to assert that Muslim Jew hatred is entirely a 20th century phenomenon, and standard Nazi propaganda, that only arose after the advent of the Zionist movement and the protracted Arab-Jewish conflict over all of the lands comprising the original 1922 Mandate for historical Palestine. Readers will find this collection an invaluable resource for understanding the phenomenon of Muslim antisemitism, past and present.
An updated Author's Preface for this new edition - which includes materials through January 3, 2020 - elucidates the current global pandemic of Muslim Antisemitism, and its resulting violent manifestations, in Israel, Western Europe, and the United States. Doctrinal drivers of this hatred, as espoused by iconic Muslim religious leaders representing the pinnacles of institutional Islamic religious education - both Sunni and Shiite - are introduced. This compendious, timely exposé rivets upon freshly translated samples of modern, seminal Koranic glosses - rife with Jew-hatred - which shape current understandings of Islam's holy book, and Islam itself, by the Muslim masses. The new Preface concludes with a focused discussion about why non-Muslim religious leaders, especially Jews, must admonish institutional Islam to begin its own process, akin to Vatican II/Nostre Aetate, of expunging at least the most virulent Jew-hating motifs from Islam's core theology. [more...]
"There is no one who is writing more scholarly, but accessible material about Islam in the world today, than Andrew Bostom" --Dennis Prager
"Andrew Bostom produces a vast literature of Middle Eastern Islamic antisemitism, and critics may be as surprised at his conclusions as they are unable to refute his carefully compiled corpus of evidence." --Victor Davis Hanson, senior fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
About the Author: Andrew G. Bostom, M.D. is the author of the highly acclaimed The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims, The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism: From Sacred Texts to Solemn History, and, Sharia Versus Freedom -The Legacy of Islamic Totalitarianism. Dr. Bostom has published numerous articles and commentaries on Islam in the New York Post, Washington Times, The New York Daily News, National Review Online, The American Thinker, Pajamas Media, FrontPage Magazine.com, and other print and online publications.
Posted by Sandy Frazier at 10:23 AM
Monday, January 13, 2020
FALSE PREMISE, FALSE PROMISEThe Disastrous Reality of Medicare For All
By Sally Pipes
In her brilliant new book, False Premise, False Promise: The Disastrous Reality of Medicare for All national health care expert Sally Pipes exposes the lies that supporters of Medicare for All love to tell. Their plans won't make Americans healthier, nor is it "free." Medicare for All won't reduce government spending, nor will it make our health care system more efficient. Sally makes a strong case against Medicare for All. Using evidence from government-run systems in Canada and the U.K., she explains how single-payer health care makes a litany of promises it can't possibly keep.
American health care is at a crossroads. Health spending reached $3.5 trillion in 2017. Yet more than 27 million people remain uninsured. And it's unclear if all that spending is buying higher-quality care. Patients, doctors, insurers, and the government acknowledge that the status quo is unsustainable. The government's failed attempt at health care reform - Obamacare - did not deliver on its promises. Consequently, many low- and middle-income people have been forced into plans with deductibles as high as $12,000. Nearly a decade after its passage, Democrats and especially the Democrat presidential candidates are now calling for a complete government takeover of the health care system (first introduced by Bernie Sanders in 2016) better known as Medicare for All or a stepping-stone approach such as the public option.
In False Premise, False Promise, you'll learn:
· How the political Left have latched on to Medicare for All mania without being able to spell out exactly how the government would pay for it;
· That health care is not a RIGHT;
· About single-payer proposals that are under consideration;
· About the horrors of socialized medicine around the world - the long waits, shoddy care, and poor outcomes that patients living under government-run health systems must endure; and
· About an alternative vision for health care reform.
Not one of the supporters of Medicare for All can tell you how they plan to cover the multi-trillion-dollar cost of giving everyone in America "free" government-run health insurance. The increase in federal spending under Medicare for All is $30-40 trillion over ten years according to the Mercatus Center and the Urban Institute. Yet they assert that health care is a RIGHT, promising universal, high-quality care to all Americans at no cost. With a sales pitch like that, it's no wonder the idea has broad support; and Democrats, particularly progressives, hope to capitalize on the public's misguided enthusiasm.
Dissecting the plans under consideration in Congress - including the real costs behind the claims - and detailing the horrors of single-payer care in other countries, Pipes highlights how Americans actually fare better than their peers in Canada and the U.K. on health outcomes. Included are heart-wrenching stories of the human costs of free, universal, government-run health care systems. Pipes concludes with her vision for delivering affordable, accessible, quality care the American people are looking for. The key is less government intervention - not more. [more...]
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: SALLY PIPES is President, CEO, and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy at the Pacific Research Institute, a San Francisco-based think tank founded in 1979.
Posted by Sandy Frazier at 6:29 AM
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Doomsday headlines warn that the age of "killer robots" is upon us and that new military technologies based on artiﬁcial intelligence (AI) will lead to the annihilation of the human race. In his new book, The Case for Killer Robots: Why America's Military Needs to Continue Development of Lethal AI, artiﬁcial intelligence expert Robert J. Marks investigates the potential military use of lethal AI and examines the practical and ethical challenges.
This short monograph is published in conjunction with the Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artiﬁcial Intelligence and the Center is making if freely available as a digital book at the Mind Matters website. Physical copies are available through Amazon.com.
In The Case for Killer Robots, these questions are answered:
· Were AI weapons used in the U.S. conflict with Iran?
· Is the use of autonomous AI weapons new?
· How could AI have been used by Iran to disrupt the U.S. operations against Iran?
· The UN Secretary General proposed a ban on autonomous AI weapons. Will this help?
· Is it easy to make killer robots?
· Will computers ever take over? Is Skynet from the "Terminator" movies possible with future AI?
· How do high tech weapons win, shorten and prevent war?
· What do we learn from history about the role of high technology like AI in warfare?
· What is the history of opposition to high tech weapons? What is the reasoning here and why is it wrong?
· What's the biggest danger from AI weapons?
· What is the difference between autonomous and semi-autonomous weapons? Can we get by without using totally autonomous weapons?
"Marks makes a lucid and compelling case that we have a moral obligation to develop lethal AI," said Jay Richards, philosopher and author, The Human Ad-vantage: The Future of American Work in an Age of Smart Machines. "He also reminds us that moral questions apply, not to the tools that we use to protect ourselves, but to how we use them when war becomes a necessity."
Marks provocatively argues that the development of lethal AI is not only appropriate in today's society; it is unavoidable if America wants to survive and thrive into the future.
"I am an outlier in the sense I believe that AI will never be creative nor have understanding," said Marks. "Like fire and electricity, AI is neither good nor bad. Those writing AI code and using AI systems are solely responsible for the morality and the ethics of use."
About the Author: Dr. Marks directs the Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artiﬁcial Intelligence at Discovery Institute, and he is a Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Baylor University. Marks also heads up the Center's daily news website, Mind Matters News and hosts the Mind Matters Podcast.
Posted by Sandy Frazier at 6:10 AM
Monday, December 23, 2019
Journalist Daphne Barak Reveals the Truth About Key Witness
Despite Two Guilty Pleas, Rick Gates’ Testimony Never Changed: "There was NO Russian collusion!"
NOTE: Daphne can talk about her exclusive interview with key Mueller Investigation figure Rick Gates, the Horowitz IG report, the Durham Investigation, and impeachment.
In her new book, TO PLEA OR NOT TO PLEA: The Story of Rick Gates and the Mueller Investigation, journalist Daphne Barak exposes the behind-the-scenes saga of one of the key witnesses of the Mueller Investigation - Trump campaign official and onetime business partner of Paul Manafort, Rick Gates. Barak uncovers why Gates pled guilty and reveals the lasting repercussions of the ordeal.
Renowned International journalist Daphne Barak's new book is the FIRST INSIDE REPORT of the Robert Mueller investigation. It is the story of key witness Rick Gates, and what made him decide to cut a plea deal - how difficult it was to reach this crucial decision - yet how even more difficult it became after his decision. Barak was filming with Gates while he was being investigated and describes how Gates and others (like Mike Flynn) did not have any choice from the moment Mueller and his team put enormous pressure on them to plea and collaborate.
In To Plea or Not to Plea, Barak recounts Gates' trajectory from the 2016 campaign trail, to President Trump's inauguration, and then to more than 450 hours of relentless interrogation by Special Counsel investigators. Ultimately, Barak paints an unforgettable picture of the lengths to which Mueller's team would go in their attempts to prove a non-existent international conspiracy.
To Plea or Not to Plea describes:
· How Gates was tormented for 118 days before he was forced to take the deal;
· How the plea deal is one-sided;
· How Gates and others did not completely understand that the judge may not accept the Mueller team's recommendation regarding them, even if they had fully collaborated;
· How the deal has no timeline; and
· How they would be asked to continue collaborating indefinitely.
Barak goes behind the scenes of the special counsel's hunt for Russia collusion, using the Mueller probe's star witness as her subject. She reveals the fallout from his decision and how Gates became the property of the special counsel's office - forced to be "on call" day and night. In the end, Rick Gates was sentenced for 45 days, 300 hours of community service, a fine of $20,000, 3 years probation and he is required to continue assisting in "ongoing investigations."
Author Daphne Barak is an Israeli-American documentary filmmaker, author, journalist and celebrity-interviewer. She has conducted a wide range of sit-down interviews with heads of state, royals, Hollywood stars, musicians, athletes, artist, and newsmakers. Her television specials and print exclusives are distributed in all leading outlets and throughout many countries around the world.
Posted by Sandy Frazier at 9:43 AM
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
How Boston Became a Center for Islamic Extremism
By Ilya I. Feoktistov
Ilya I. Feoktistov - the Executive Director of Americans for Peace and Tolerance, a Boston-based national security non-profit organization that investigates and confronts threats to civil society in America - has written a new book, TERROR in the Cradle of Liberty: How Boston Became a Center for Islamic Extremism, which describes how a foreign Islamist organization with ties to terror has built a mega-mosque in Boston, which it funded largely with Saudi money, in order to radicalize Boston's historically-moderate Muslim community.
TERROR in the Cradle of Liberty documents the rise since the 1960s of Islamist networks within New England's historically moderate and century-old Muslim community. It contains a detailed and personal account of the efforts by concerned Massachusetts citizens since 2002 to expose and counter the influence of Islamist networks in New England - even as establishment Jewish, political, and law enforcement leaders in the Bay State have decided to embrace these networks as interfaith and community allies.
In TERROR in the Cradle of Liberty, you'll learn:
· The ideology preached at the mega-mosque, known as ISBCC;
· Who is behind this mega-mosque;
· The violent terrorists associated with the ISB mosques;
· How the Boston Marathon bombers are connected to the ISB; and
· Why Boston's leaders are allowing this.
TERROR in the Cradle of Liberty tries to describe why Boston's leaders welcomed this radical Islamic organization into Boston with open arms, while refusing to tell the public what they knew about its connections to terrorism. Partly out of "wokeness," and partly due to good old-fashioned Boston corruption, Boston's leaders have failed shockingly in this matter.
In April of 2002, a mosque in Cambridge, MA, run by the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) posted an appeal on its website: "Chechen refugee family needs temporary place to live until they complete their permanent refugee status in the U.S... Husband has good business knowledge, auto-mechanic experience and construction."
Contrary to the Islamic Society of Boston's claims, taken at face value by most media, that the Tsarnaev brothers only briefly and occasionally attended its Cambridge mosque over the year or so before they bombed the Boston Marathon, the Tsarnaevs were already involved with the ISB in April of 2002 - the month that they arrived in the United States. The family, which was not religious when it arrived in America, began regularly praying at the ISB mosque and turned increasingly fundamentalist. This fits an alarming pattern: Since 9/11, fourteen leaders and members of the ISB have either been imprisoned, killed by law enforcement, or declared fugitives for their involvement in Islamic terrorism.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ilya I. Feoktistov is the Executive Director of Americans for Peace and Tolerance and a practicing Massachusetts attorney. He is an expert on the history, goals, and methods of the Islamist networks in New England and other areas of the country. Mr. Feoktistov, a graduate of Dartmouth College and Boston University School of Law, has been published in the Washington Times, the Federalist, the Times of Israel, Breitbart, the Daily Caller, American Thinker, and FrontPage Magazine.
Posted by Sandy Frazier at 7:37 AM
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
LOVE & LIFE
Tough-Love Advice on: Dating • Marriage • Child-Rearing • Values • Faith • Resilience
By Dr. Laura Schlessinger
Millions of people follow radio talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger as she offers no-nonsense, values-based advice that she says can solve our most serious interpersonal problems. In her newest sure to be a bestselling book, Love & Life, Dr. Laura dives into the controversial topics and thorny problems that face today's men and women, parents and grandparents, husbands and wives, and everyone seeking love, fulfillment, and success in all their relationships.
Dr. Laura says, "Don't believe what pop psychologists are telling you. If it feels good, that doesn't mean it is good. Love is not always smiling faces or intimacy." Dr. Laura says all positive relationships need tough love PLUS time, freedom, honesty, and yes, a moral basis.
With her trademark provocative, firm, but always thought-provoking and values-centered advice, Dr. Laura provides guidance that will inspire readers to be the very best they can be. Based on the tough-love advice from the calls and letters Dr. Laura receives, Love & Life will provide solutions to every situation that modern life can present.
Here are some of the "gems" Dr. Laura shares:
• True love IS conditional. Understand that and many problems disappear! Page 8
• Why "we grew apart" is a pathetic excuse for a failing marriage. Page 30
• The New Narcissism: Growing self-centeredness is wrecking relationships. Page 11
• Women can own the relationship if they remain "girlfriends" even when married. Page 19
• Morality is a killer - if you don't keep a strong moral code! Page 26
• It's not the wife's job! 11 ways men can help build a strong marriage. Page 32
• Get past "too tired for sex." Warning: If you don't get on board, your husband will be looking for love in all the wrong places. Page 36
• How the important advice on marriage she learned was from a gay man. Page 1
• Divorce has consequences, including hidden ones. Read this before you file! Page 44
• 10 things every parent must do for their kids (and your parents should have known). Page 54
• Why is everyone afraid to say, "This is WRONG!"? Page 69
• Grandparents have a really big role. Don't ignore them! Page 71
• Stay-at-home moms are not old-fashioned. Big benefits for the family. Page 77
• The Bully Nightmare: How to help kids weather the storm. Page 96
• Tragedy strikes: You and your family can learn and grow. Page 102
• Decent, honest people are rare treasures. Find them, become one. Page 112
• Happiness is like a disease. It spreads. You can become contagious. Page 117
• Don't forgive and forget. But you can "let go" by doing this. Page 125
• Don't have a lot of friends? You may have an acceptance problem. Fix it. Page 130
• Ignore what they told you: Addictions can be beaten. Page 139
• Made a mistake? Own it! Page 168
• Shacking up is damaging. Here's a better thing to do with new friends. Page 170
• Make a New Year's resolution today: Bring your beauty everywhere. Page 17
• Maybe it's time to reinvent yourself. Dr. Laura shows how. Page 180
• Faith and country: Old values help you in new times. Page 189
• Attention texting spouses: STOP. It's bad for your marriage. Page 21
• Fix a rift: Here's the one thing you should never say or you'll just dig a deeper hole. Page 112
• No more dreading holidays or get-togethers! Save your sanity at the next family gathering. Page 125
Dr. Laura is very aware that her brash, no-nonsense views annoy many people. But for her, it's tough love! In Love & Life, she ends her book with the "96 Kinds of People Who Hate Dr. Laura" (and Dr. Laura loves it!). Isn't it time you shape up and stand up as a person? Dr. Laura shows you how in her most important book yet!
ABOUT Dr. Laura Schlessinger: Dr. Laura is the famed advice host of "Dr. Laura," broadcast on Sirius XM (Channel 111). She holds a Ph.D. in physiology from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons and received her postdoctoral certification in marriage, family, and child counseling from the University of Southern California. She was in private practice for 12 years. She's also been on the faculty of the Department of Biology at the University of Southern California and is a member of faculty of the Graduate Psychology Department at Pepperdine University.
Posted by Sandy Frazier at 12:52 PM