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Disinformation – The War that Didn’t End

Disinformation – The War that Didn’t End

Show Summary: The Deep State? Fake News? It’s real. And Disinformation is the thread that ties them all together. Former head of Romanian counterintel reveals how and why

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Air Dates: Oct. 20 & 21, 2018 | Ron Rychlak

If you’ve ever looked around at the chaos in America today and thought, “this… just isn’t how America used to be,” you’re right. And if you’ve ever thought America is under attack… you’re also right.

Welcome to the world of disinformation. It’s a war that started in 1945 and did not end with the end of the Cold War. Except now instead of Soviet Bloc agents, it’s being waged by socialists and communists right here in America.

Disinformation

On this week’s show, we get a glimpse at what’s really going on. How America has slowly and steadily been under attack, thanks to a counter-intelligence program that started in 1945 but has roots in Russia long before the Soviet Union.

Lt. General Ion Mihai Pacepa, who defected to the U.S., was the head of Romania counter-intelligence and oversaw its disinformation program. He recruited agents to work their way into prominent places in Western society— universities. The Media. Government. Politicians. And their job was to create disinformation that would undermine and destroy Western society.

The purpose was to create doubt and suspicion about the West’s — especially America’s — founding principles. To undermine freedom, free-market capitalism, and especially religion. Even about our own history.

Disinformation was so effective, it essentially rewrote history they’d just lived through. The agents of disinformation managed to destroy the public image of Pope Pius XII, effectively labeling him “Hitler’s Pope” when the exact opposite was the true history.

Disinformation: Part I

Disinformation book coverOn this week’s show, we talk with Ronald Rychlak, the co-author of Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism (available via Amazon.com).  In this week’s show, we get an overview of disinformation, what it is, and why it’s far more sinister than either propaganda or misinformation.

On this week’s show, you’ll hear how disinformation is pervasive and get some examples of how disinformation was effective in the past.

Like how a certain returning Vietnam veteran bought the disinformation campaign to discredit America in Vietnam and ended up throwing his medals over the White House fence.

You’ll come away with a better understanding of the Deep State, the Fake News, and how reality is twisted (like the whole “Russian collusion” story line) to undermine America’s institutions and principles.

You’ll also hear tie-ins to so many previous I Spy Radio shows: Deep State, socialism, fake news, the media, even radical Islam.

And be sure to come back next week when we look at specific examples of disinformation

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Links Mentioned

  • Get a copy of Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism (available via Amazon.com). You will want a copy of this.
  • Russian ‘dezinformatsiya’ throws U.S. politics into chaos (The Globe and Mail, January 11, 2017)
Knever Knute?

Knever Knute?

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Show Summary: In a followup from last week’s show, we talk with Portland Radio Superstar, Jayne Carroll, about the difficulty facing Oregon Republicans this year. Can Republicans trust Knute Buehler? Should they? Should they vote for him? Plus, more on government corruption and leftist billionaires and their secret operatives implanted in Oregon’s Attorney General office. The Kavanaugh hearings. And O’Keefe’s latest uncovering the Deep State’s sabotage of the Trump administration.

Original Air Dates: September 22 & 23, 2018 | Guest: Jayne Carroll

Last week, we asked whether Oregon Republicans can trust their own candidate, Knute Buehler. Why? Because during the primary, while running against two conservatives, Knute said he opposed a carbon tax. He even called such a scheme Kate Brown’s “honey pot.”

Can Republicans trust Knute Buehler? Plus, Leftist billionaires' secret army planted in states' attorneys general offices
Can Oregon Republicans trust Knute Buehler? Should they?

And then, within weeks of winning the Republican primary, Knute flipped. And now he says he wants a carbon tax.

So which version of Knute do you trust? Primary Knute? Or general election Knute? (Funny how he hasn’t changed his stance on abortion though.)

Our guest last week, Chuck Wiese, a meteorologist and fierce global warming debunker, knows that global warming—now “climate change” (because people are stupid, apparently)— is a scam. Chuck looks at the devastation a carbon tax did to both California and its once proud Republican Party. California’s carbon tax, passed by Arnold Schwarzenegger, a “republican” governor, with the aid of California Republicans, destroyed both the state and the Republicans. As a result, some 10,000 businesses have been forced out of California by the carbon tax.

And now Knute Buehler says he wants a carbon tax. Is Knute trying to destroy Oregon? Or the Oregon Republican Party? Or both?

The Don’t Vote Knute Buehler Strategy

Chuck believes that if Kate Brown gets elected, she won’t be able to pass a carbon tax. Why? Because Republicans in the house and senate will oppose her simply because she’s a Democrat trying to pass (in Knute’s words) a honey pot for Democrats and their Democrat allies.

But if “republican” Knute Buehler gets elected, it’s a different story. Knute will get a carbon tax passed, where Kate Brown will fail if she gets elected. Why? Because in the Knute scenario, Republicans will actually want (or feel obligated to) to support their newly elected “republican” governor.

Imagine that. Republicans passing an anti-business carbon tax. A tax that could punish businesses to the tune of some $17 billion. A tax that will raise prices on every thing. And worse, a tax that will send tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars to… wait for it…Democrats.

If Oregon Republicans pass a carbon tax, it will be like writing checks to the political opponents.

Perhaps this kindergarten-level of “strategic thinking” is why the Oregon Republican Party are in the hole to the tune of –$13,000. Meanwhile, the Oregon Democrat Party is  sitting on a cool half-million in cash in the bank.

So you can see why Chuck Wiese believes it would be better for Oregon Republicans not to elect their own candidate. And it does make a lot of sense—as horrible as it sounds. Sometimes, strategy is very messy. So what are Republicans to do?

That’s why we call in talk show host and long-time political strategist, Jayne Carroll.

This Week’s Show: Jayne Carroll

In the Portland area, Jayne Carroll is a radio superstar. The First Lady of Radio. Last week’s show (The Impossible Choice Facing Oregon Republican Voters This Year) featured Chris Horner, who revealed that Leftist billionaires are secretly embedding global-warming operatives right into states’ attorney general offices. We also talked with Chuck Wiese about his strategy and reasons not to vote for Knute Buehler. Knever Knute. Because Jayne has over 30 years experience in Oregon politics, we want to get her take on things.

While you’ll have to listen, here’s a hint. She’s not thrilled with Knute Buehler. But should Republicans sit this one out? What about the other issues? Will Knute do to the Oregon Republican Party what Schwarzenegger did to California Republicans?

Or what about this: is Knute a Deep State or at least a Democrat plant?

You’ll have to tune in to find out.

We also get her take on the Kavanaugh hearings, the accusations of Christine Ford and the games Democrats play. the latest from Project Veritas exposing the Deep State, and lots more.

Don’t miss this terrific show with one of the best talk show hosts in Portland.

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The Impossible Choice Facing Oregon Republican Voters This Year

The Impossible Choice Facing Oregon Republican Voters This Year

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Show Summary: Most Republicans believe voting for any Republican is better than any Democrat. Find out why Knute Buehler, running for Oregon’s governor, could be the exception to the rule. Plus: Leftist billionaire’s secret, off-book army in states attorneys general offices. Including right here in Oregon.

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Original Air Dates: September 15 & 16, 2018 | Guests: Chris Horner & Chuck Wiese

The One Exception to “Always Vote Republican”…?

Like most conservative Republicans, we have always believed you’ll get more of what you want by voting for any Republican iver any Democrat. But on this week’s show, tune in to hear why voting for Knute Buehler, running for Oregon’s governor, could be the exception to the rule.

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This will be a challenging show for listeners because conservative Republicans face an impossible question this election. Is it still better to vote for a Republican candidate if that candidate could do real long-term damage to the Republican party and to Oregon?

In other words, does the maxim, “Always vote for the Republican” still hold if the Republican candidate is actually worse than the Democrat?

Exposed: Billionaires’ Secret Operatives in States AG Offices

As if an potentially untrustworthy Republican candidate for Oregon governor wasn’t bad enough… Add to that worry, the startling revelation that Leftist billionaires are secretly placing operatives in attorneys general offices all across America. Including right here in Oregon.

It’s one bad choice on top of another.

Knute Buehler – Never Knute?

We’re sure the “Never Trumpers” will try to claim this is exactly the same situation they were in a few years back. (Knever Knute?) But it’s not, of course.

The “Never Trump” movement (which Knute was a proud member of, we might add) was a case of so-called “conservatives” opposing Trump for irrational reasons. The Never Trumpers opposed Trump despite Trump running on Conservative values. And conservative tax policies. And a strong Second Amendment defense. Oh, and pro life. Not to mention he opposed global warming. Was for border control and legal immigration. Plus, he pushed for conservative judges.  He was — or should have been—a conservatives dream.

But they just opposed him because he was Trump.

The election in Oregon, however, is a case of a “Republican” candidate pushing Democrat ideals: a carbon tax. (Not to mention being very pro-abortion. And a host of other progressive social issues.) Trump never pushed Democrat policies. That’s why this is different.

The Problem: Knute Buehler’s Carbon Tax

A carbon tax opens the door in Oregon to a potential tax to raise up to $17 billion dollars.  Knute has said he’s for a carbon tax. After claiming (conveniently) during the primary that he was against it. (See Knute Buehler’s op-ed in The Oregonian, Oct. 22, 2017.)

The Danger: Knute Buehler’s Convenient Flip on a Carbon Tax

Just weeks after he won the Republican primary for Oregon’s governor, Knute Buehler suddenly announced that he thinks a carbon tax would be a good idea. What?

A carbon tax will be a killer to businesses, do nothing to affect “climate change,” and spend billions of dollars that will end up in the hands of the Democrats. How does any “Republican” not know this?

To see what will happen to the state and to the Republican party, look no further than what happened in California after “Republican” Governor Schwarzenegger passed their carbon tax. Tens of thousands of businesses left the state. California is now nearly $100 billion in debt. And the once proud Californian Republican party is in shambles and can’t stop anything the Democrats.

Chuck Wiese: Why Republicans Can’t Trust Knute Buehler

Our first guest is Chuck Wiese, a meteorologist and global warming debunker.  Chuck discusses why, despite being a life-long Republican, he is considering actively opposing Knute.

But there’s a real strategy at play here that will challenge your thinking.

Chuck exposes that, when you really start pushing “scientists” who claim to believe in global warming and challenge their facts, they have to admit that even if we do everything they say we have to do, it won’t really affect anything.

So why is Knute supporting a carbon tax? Why has he flipped on this? Is it just a ploy? But if so, how do you know which Knute to believe? Do you take a risk and hope for the best?

Tune in to hear the reasons why not voting Republican may actually be the better long-term choice—if Knute can’t be forced to come around.

Leftist Billionaires Secretly Placing Staff in State AG Offices

To start our conversation, we welcome first time guest, Chris Horner, a Senior Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) that was sued by a State’s Attorney General a few years ago simply because CEI didn’t support the idea of global warming.

Since then, Chris has completed two extensive research reports that has uncovered “special assistant attorneys” being secretly placed in states’ Attorneys General and Governor’s offices without any oversight from legislators or voters.  All of this “off book” and hidden from the public and designed to enforce the will of Leftist billionaires.

Like Michael Bloomberg. Who is pushing global warming by creating this shadow government in states across the nation — and it’s happening right here in Oregon.

CEI’s Chris Horner Exposes Billionaires Operatives in States’ AGs

Listen to our guest Chris Horner and the evidence they have gathered through court filings and discovery, including e-mails that reveal how these billionaires are actively trying to undermine the voters and how the AGs are trying to hide all of this from the public.

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Links Mentioned

Chris Horner (Segments 1 – 3)

CEI Report – Leftist Billionaires’ Privately Fund State Attorney General Offices to Advance Climate Change Legal Positions (Competitive Enterprise Institute, Aug. 29, 2018)

CEI Report Details Leftist Billionaires’ Scheme to Privately Fund Governors’ Offices to Push Partisan Climate Change Agenda(Competitive Enterprise Institute, Sept. 11, 2018)

Chuck Wiese (Segments 4 – 6)

Knute Buehler’s convenient carbon tax lie:

  • During the Republican primary, Knute said he was against the carbon tax. (Knute’s op-ed inThe Oregonian, Oct, 22, 2017)
    • Note: Knute’s campaign staff is now trying to claim he didn’t mean he was against a carbon tax, he was just against Kate Brown being the one to do it
  • The flip: after he won the primary, Knute suddenly reversed his stance on a carbon tax: ““While skeptical of major new spending, Buehler says he is open to increased taxes on electronic and regular cigarettes to pay for budget items like health care, and also to a carbon tax, although not to the Democrats’ cap and trade proposal.” What? Why didn’t he mention he wanted a carbon tax during the primary? (“State Rep. Knute Buehler to challenge Gov. Kate Brown,” Register-Guard, May 16th, 2018)

But wait, there’s more:Buehler on Clean Energy Jobs: Which is it? (Democrat Party of Oregon)

Related Links & Info

  • Knute thinks parties need more control over who can run on their ticket. (Except Knute was lamenting the inability of the Independent Party of Oregon to let him on their ticket, not anything to do with Republicans having more control.) But we agree! Republicans definitely need to have more control over who can and can’t wear the Republican label
  • Dems for Knute? (Oregonian, August 2018)
  • Political scientist: Follow the money for governor (Newberg Graphic, July 19, 2018)
  • Knute’s Background and his position on a carbon tax — from own his website
    • “Buehler, whom Robbins called “a thoughtful, bipartisan pragmatist,” would also support a revenue-neutral carbon tax to stimulate demand for green energy but not a cap-and-invest bill that reeks of “crony capitalism.” He wants to see the LNG natural-gas export terminal come online in Coos Bay and to help rural communities create value-added timber products. For him, the biggest problem in Oregon government is the inefficient muck created by one party in power for so long.”
      • NOTE: “Revenue neutral” means merely shifting who’s paying it (lower taxes on one person while raising taxes on another)
  • Rep. Knute Buehler Says He’s Pro-Choice. Pro-Choice Groups Say He’s Not. (Willamette Week, May 23, 2018)
  • Knute Buehler’s record, basic info, etc. (via Ballotpedia)
Former Jihadist on Islamic Terror in the US | What CNN is trying to hide

Former Jihadist on Islamic Terror in the US | What CNN is trying to hide

Show Summary: The true, cold reality of Islamic terror in America is much more chilling even than the news of an Islamic terror training camp  for kids in New Mexico. Find out what CNN isn’t telling you about the reality of Islamic terror here in the U.S. In fact, they are trying to hide it from you.

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This Week:  After a couple weeks off to take care of some much-needed (and noisy) remodeling, we’re back.  And we are starting with a show that will make you sit back and think why aren’t we hearing this in the MSM?

This week’s news of Manafort and Cohen is fading fast from the headlines but what was also dropped from the headlines faster than a hot potato. Muslim extremists are (or were) back in the news. But only getting a brief mention before quickly being overshadowed by a MSM all too willing to bury the story.

As shocking as the story of an active Islamic terror training camp was, operating right here on U.S. soil in New Mexico, the reality is perhaps even more frightening.

What CNN is Trying to Hide about Islamic Terror in the US

What should have been a week-long story in the media faded within 24 hours. Law enforcement uncovered a school for children where terrorists were training them to kill other children in their classrooms. Add to that the almost unbelievable ruling by the judge to set the accused free with practically no bail.  But as shocking as these open threats of violence and terror are, in many ways what you’ll hear this week on I Spy Radio is even more frightening.

We call in Kamal Saleem. He is a former Jihadist who was trained to kill but was commissioned to come to America to destroy it from within by attacking its core beliefs and culture.  Kamal knows exactly what was happening at this training camp and what it all means because he went through it at a young age. He grew up in the Middle East, a younger son of a Muslim family, whose “best hope” for meaning in life was to kill the enemies of Islam because becoming a martyr would guarantee his entire family’s unconditional right to enter Heaven.

So what’s the difference between CNN and I Spy Radio? When CNN has a “Middle East expert” or “Muslim expert” on to discuss Islam, it’s to have them on as apologists—to make excuses for Muslims sowing the seeds of terror. I Spy Radio has a genuine Middle Eastern Muslim—who turned from his Islamic faith on to warn others about it.

 Don’t miss this extremely fascinating show that takes us into the mindset of terrorists as he discusses their real intentions on Christians and Jews. He also gives us some insights into what happened in the 1920s that resulted in a strategic and tactical change for Muslims in their struggle with the West. Can Islam and Christianity have peace? Can the Children of Ishmael be redeemed?

Can’t catch the show? Monday, after the show airs, head to www.ispyradio.com to download a free podcast — or visit the archives to hear our past shows.

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  • Kamal’s ministry is Koome Ministries. Check out his line of teaching materials for churches and civic organizations.
  • You can also donate to Kamal to help support him as he seeks to bring Muslims to the truth and light of Christianity

Further Reading on Islamic Terror

  • Swedish Muslim woman, 24, wins £3,000 compensation after company ended her job interview because she refused to shake hands with her male potential employer (Daily Mail, August 16, 2018)
  • Asylum Seeker Terror Suspect Granted British Citizenship Just Weeks Before Failed Attack (Breitbart, August 16, 2018)
  • Muslims Hold Massive Rally at Vikings USBank Stadium — Chanting “Allahu Akbar” (Gateway Pundit, August 21, 2018)
  • Four Year Prison Sentence for Afghan Migrant Who Stabbed Four People After Being Told Not to Harass Girls (Breitbart UK, August 21, 2018)
  • Exclusive: Tory MP Slams ‘Idiocy’ After Labour Attacks ‘White People Profiting’ from Jamie Oliver Rice Recipe (Breitbart UK, August 21, 2018)
    • Report: Corbyn Secretly Visited Israel to Meet Hamas Terrorists (Breitbart UK, August 21, 2018)
    • EXCLUSIVE: Corbyn met with group of Hamas extremists in PARLIAMENT who called for attacks on the Royal Navy, boycotted Holocaust Memorial Day and praised suicide bombers – as it emerges he secretly visited terror group in Ramallah (Daily Mail, August 21, 2018)
    • SHOCK VID: Machete-Wielding Balaclava Thug Thrown Into the Air in Hit and Run (Breitbart UK, August 21, 2018)
  • Man who stabbed his mother-in-law to death in her own home then tried to stage it as suicide after she helped her daughter flee their arranged marriage is found guilty of murder (Breitbart UK, August 21, 2018)
    • “Muhammad Tafham, 31, knifed Rahman Begum, 46, after she helped her daughter run away to live with her long-term boyfriend.”
    • “Mrs Begum tricked the defendant into leaving their home in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, while his wife Aysha packed her belongings to move to Bradford, West Yorkshire.”
    • ISIS claims terror attack on French ‘jihadi town’ (Daily Mail UK, Aug 23, 2018)
  • Belgium knife attack: ‘One dead and several wounded’ in restaurant stabbing horror (Express, August 22, 2018)
  • Winning: Study Shows Worldwide Terror Attacks Falling Under Trump (Breitbart, Aug 7, 2018)
  • Terrorist violence decreases worldwide in 2017, but remains historically high (Homeland Security START Study, Aug 1, 2018)
  • List of Islamic Terrorist Attacks 1970 – 2018 (Wikipedia)
  • Immigration from the EU falls to lowest level since 2012 at 87,000 a year but overall inflows to the UK are still running at 270,000 (Daily Mail UK, Aug 23, 2018)
    • “Because the ONs failed to count 2.3million children born to foreign parents as migrants – giving a lower total of 3.1million, or 47 per cent of the rise – the effect of the previous Labour government’s open-door policy was not calculated correctly.”
  • Texas Exports More Oil Than It Imports For First Time Ever (Oilprice.com, Aug 21, 2018)
    • “The bulk of crude oil exports from the Houston-Galveston area went to China, Canada, Italy, and the UK, with exports to China averaging 300,000 bpd in both June and July. This month, however, not a single crude oil cargo has been loaded for China, according to media reports, amid growing trade tensions between Washington and Beijing.
    • “Meanwhile, however, Texas is on track to become the biggest oil producer after Russia and Saudi Arabia, according to production estimates by HSBC, quoted by CNN. If the estimates turn out to be correct, the Lone Star State will be pumping almost 6 million bpd in 2019.”
An Inside Peek at How the Mainstream Media Misleads and Manipulates

An Inside Peek at How the Mainstream Media Misleads and Manipulates

Show Summary: This week, we look at how the mainstream media is killing itself and why they’re self-destruction impacts you personally and America as a whole. We talk with Dr. Tim Ball, who is himself a frequent target of mainstream media lies.

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Air Dates: Aug. 4 & 5, 2018 | Dr. Tim Ball

Dr. Tim Ball, a retired professor from Winnipeg, has been a favorite punching of the mainstream media for his skepticism about Global Warming. He not only disputes the so-called “scientific consensus”  of Global Warming but also the so-called “science” of Global Warming.

Since the media is a cult of true believers, you can imagine why they will do whatever they can to destroy Dr. Ball.

This Week: Mainstream Media Manipulation

mainstream media lies to cover for Obama
The mainstream media lies to the point of propaganda. All to push their politics.

On this week’s show, we continue our look at the mainstream media. Previously, we talked with Scott Adams (of Dilbert fame) about persuasion and how the media is steadily undermining their own credibility. Trump Derangement Syndrome anyone?

We also talked last week with bestselling author Scott McEwen (co-author of American Sniper) about mainstream media’s dishonesty. This week, we tie it all together. You’ll hear how the media is actively sabotaging America and how their efforts to destroy Trump impacts everyone. Even people who dislike Trump.

Why? Because when they don’t tell the truth, it harms all of us.

The Perfect Example of Damaging Misleading: Global Warming

There is no better example of how and why the mainstream media manipulates and misleads than the issue of Global Warming. Why? Because they are so willing to kill sell their soul for a political ideology.

It’s not science. It’s manipulation. And there are literally hundreds of billions of dollars at stake. Even trillions of dollars.

Tune in to hear how it all started, the diabolical and ingenious strategy behind it. You’ll hear how their methods to manipulate the public on Global Warming  (better known as “Climate Change” when it’s not summer) are used time and again on other policy issues. And how no matter whether it warms or cools, they can claim a win.

Poor Jim Acosta. No one likes him.In short: the media lies. They aren’t telling the truth about Global Warming (there isn’t any) and they’re not telling the truth about the Trump presidency. But it’s how those lies affect all of us that you need to pay attention to.

Because the mainstream media isn’t just sabotaging themselves. They’re sabotaging all of us. And America. Find out why. This week.

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Links Mentioned During the Show

  • National Geographic Admits they were Wrong about Notorious Starving Polar Bear Climate Claims (Climate Depot, July 30, 2018)
  • Photographer behind viral image of starving polar bear raises questions about climate change narrative (Fox News, July 28, 2018)
  • The Green Spent By The Green Climate Fund (Watts Up With That, July 4, 2018)
    • The Green Climate Fund mitigation projects spent $6.9 billion and claims to have reduced CO2 from 410 ppmv to 409.88, a reduction of .12. Translating that to the claimed effect on temperate, that means a decrease of 0.0014 degrees C. Or the difference in temperature if you climbed one step in a flight of stairs.
  • 650,000 “Global Warming” Studies …???  (“The Alarming Cost Of Climate Change Hysteria” Forbes, Aug. 23, 2011)
    • Data compiled by Joanne Nova at the Science and Policy Institute indicates that the U.S. Government spent more than $32.5 billion on climate studies between 1989 and 2009.
    • Assuming an average of $50,000 per study, that’s 650,000 studies!
  • Trump’s Trade Triumph (Stephan Moore, July 31, 2018)

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Uncomfortable Questions – FBI Spygate, North Korea & What Happened in the Oregon Primary

Uncomfortable Questions – FBI Spygate, North Korea & What Happened in the Oregon Primary

Show Summary: Uncomfortable questions in this week’s I Spy Radio Show. The FBI’s Spygate, the real reasons the North Korean peace talks were cancelled, and the Oregon Primary: what happened, how to fix the Oregon Republican party. Can it be repaired? And how?

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Air Dates: May 26 & 27, 2018 | Kristina Wong & Jayne Carroll

On this Memorial Day weekend, we remember those who’ve gone before. We salute those who died in the service of this country, who put their lives on the line to protect and defend our country.

But we also should remember those who came before us who helped build this country. Who lived perfectly ordinary lives. Who taught us. Preached sermons. Who raised crops and businesses and the next generation. Who voted and participated and who helped keep alive the dream our Founding Fathers gave us.

We all know the saying, freedom is one generation from extinction. And while that’s true, we also hear all the time that our freedom is under attack today more than it ever has been before. But it really is true. Our Freedom is under attack now more than ever. Why? Because the enemies of Freedom keep coming up with new and inventive ways to undermine freedom.

Think for a moment of where we are today. And then think how bad it will be one generation from now.

FBI Spies and Lies

In the 70s it was Watergate. A second-rate burglary of a political opponent by operatives of the Nixon administration that led to a coverup and his resignation.

Now, some 40 years later, we have “Spygate”.

Instead of a second-rate burglary by political aides, the Obama administration used actual trained and hired spies and informants from the FBI to go after a political opponent. This led to a coordinated and well-planned effort to stage a not-so-silent coup attempt of a duly elected president. We’re in the middle of the attempted coverup. But will Obama face charges? Will his co-conspirators face charges?

A generation after Nixon, we have less freedom and less Justice. Every aspect of our life is spied on by every element of government. In Nixon’s time, people went to jail. Today, those responsible for spying on a political opponent seem highly unlikely to face any real justice. You can barely even fire them.

Uncomfortable Questions about FBI Spygate

Imagine the non-stop howling and shrieking by the mainstream media if George W. Bush had used the FBI, CIA, and to investigate Obama because they thought he might be a Muslim.

They’d still be wiping up the blood from the set of CNN as a steady stream of heads exploded non-stop for months at a time. But the FBI’s Spygate? Silence and denial where there should be utter

But something strange happened as a result of Obama was weaponizing the federal government against its citizens: the truth came out. Yes. The truth. The Russian collusion has gone out the window. Now, the truth emerges as the FBI Spygate destroys Russian collusion narrative.

The truth is, we know Obama’s FBI, CIA, IRS, NSA, and others were all snooping on candidate Trump. We know Obama was using the Attorney Generals to go after global warming deniers. We know Obama used the IRS to harass and target conservative non-profits.

So here’s the question: was Obama not the first to do this?

Could this be why the FBI has been so unwilling to admit there were actual spies, “human intelligence,” being used to infiltrate the Trump team. And even try to entrap Trump officials?

But where are the sensible Democrats? They’re silent. And that’s a mistake. Because

if freedom is one generation away from extinction, remaining silent only speeds that extinction. If Democrats are okay with Obama spying on and setting up Trump to take a fall — they’re giving permission to Trump to do the same thing to a Democrat opponent.

We should all be united on this. Freedom is worth defending. Even if it means fighting for your opponent’s rights and freedom.

This Week’s I Spy Radio Show

On today’s show, we’ll talk national issues with Kristina Wong of Brietbart News. We’ll talk the demise of the Russian collusion narrative, we’ll talk SypGate, and a surprising reason why the NK talks may have suddenly been cancelled.

And we’ll talk statewide issues with The First Lady of Conservative Talk Radio, Jayne Carroll. We’ll ask some uncomfortable questions about what happened in the Oregon primary.Sam Carpenter supporters think Greg Wooldridge may have been a plant to split the conservative vote and get Knute Buehler in. Was he?

Regardless, the Republican Party of Oregon is floundering. And failing. Declining numbers of voters  registered as Republicans (a paltry 27%), no energy, no excitement, and a poor turnout in the primary. What can be done?

We’ll discuss repairing the Republican party here in Oregon and what that might look like.

What are your ideas to fix the Republican Party? Does it need fixed? Does the party need more control over who runs as a Republican? Is it just more money?

We’d love to hear from you! Comment below, send an email (mark @ ispyradio.com). Or send a tweet or direct message to us, @ispyradio.

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Links Mentioned

Related Links

  • Sources: FBI Agents Want Congress To Issue Them Subpoenas So They Can Reveal The Bureau’s Dirt (Daily Caller, May 22, 2018)
  • FBI Informant Stefan Halper Accused Of Making ‘False’ And ‘Absurd’ Allegations About Russian Infiltration At Cambridge (Daily Caller, May 24, 2018)
  • Trump Hints at China Trade Deal with ‘Different Structure’ (Breitbart, May 24, 2018)
  • Trump is ready to ‘take out the trash’ as he green-lights plan to stop leaks by FIRING mid-level and junior communications aides (Daily Mail, May 22, 2018)
Whatever Happened to By the People For the People? – FBI Spying

Whatever Happened to By the People For the People? – FBI Spying

Show Summary: With Oregon’s Primary in the rearview mirror, we tried to get away from politics for a week but between new assaults on our 2nd Amendment and new revelations on the FBI spying on candidate Trump, we got pulled right back in. 2nd Amendment, FBI spying and entrapment, and more. Guests Scott McEwen, Sgt Greg Stube, Rob Taylor.

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Original Air Dates: May 19 & 20, 2018 | Rob Taylor, Sgt. (ret) Greg Stube, Scott McEwen

This Week: In an unusual move for I Spy we are having three guests this week to help cover some important issues. One of these is a massive potential impact on our 2nd Amendment rights here in Oregon.  We felt it important enough that we deterred from our usual format to be sure we could help get the word out on Rob Taylor’s work to pass ordinances at the county level to Preserve the Second Amendment.

Oregon’s Latest Gun Confiscation Attempt: IP43

In a nutshell—yes. It is a gun confiscation bill. (Read the full text of Oregon’s IP43 and make up your own mind.)

We talk to Rob about the new bill IP 43, being pushed by our current Kate Brown, as a masked attempt to confiscate guns in Oregon.  Listen to find out what your community can do to not only protect itself but why it’s important to get out and vote to stop this atrocious bill from ever becoming law.  Be sure to visit Rob’s website www.cooscountywatchdog.com for more information on the Second Amendment Protection Ordinance.

What Republicans Could Use: Leadership

Then we turn to Green Beret Sgt. (ret) Greg Stube, who has written a new book Conquer Anything.  This excellent read gives you insights into the lives of those serving in the special forces.  Sgt. Stube writes about his own active duty and the challenges he was faced with and why ethos taught to him in preparation for these challenges now help him every day, civilian life.

You’ll hear what it means to be part of an A-team and why every man pulls for the group, which ends up protecting the individual in the most dire of situations. Riveting to read, you won’t be sorry to dig into this book as you learn how to apply special forces, A-team lessons to your own life.

Deep State: New Revelations

Specializing in military operations, author Scott McEwen, makes a return visit to I Spy to discuss the new information coming out about Obama’s FBI’s attack on a political opponent. New this week: actual evidence of the Deep State and FBI planting actual spies inside the Trump campaign.

And, unbelievably, new secret means to get around pesky things like laws and courts. All in attempt to get dirt on the future President. Why? To derail his election? To use as leverage post-election? To stage a coup?

Since when did entrapment stop being a thing?

We discuss with Scott, a recovering attorney, the dangerous road our law enforcement agencies are traveling down as they attempt to thwart an election through illegal and manipulative actions.We also get his thoughts on the upcoming Inspector General’s report on the FBI conduct. Will it be a nothing burger? Or are a lot of people about to face serious charges?

And don’t miss our discussion on Scott’s new book Camp Valor that’s coming out this summer.  Another block buster book you won’t want to miss.

Podcast Version

Links & Further Info

Rob Taylor (2nd Amendment) Segment 1

  • Quick release of gun data called trailblazing and troubling (Yahoo News, May 13th, 2018)
  • Assault weapon ban petitioners turn in signatures to Oregon Secretary of State (Statesman Journal, Mar 25, 2018)
  • The anti-gun argument: Ten Arguments Gun Advocates Make, and Why They’re Wrong (The American Prospect, December 15, 2012)
  • Decent summary of IP43 via Ballotopedia.com (link)
    • On April 10, 2018, Klamath County, Oregon resident Timothy Harris filed initiative petition K-18-1 with the Klamath County clerk in response to this statewide measure. Harris said, “(Gun regulators) are coming after us at the state level and this is just a rebuttal.”[13] Initiative petition K-18-1, referred to as the Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance, would create an ordinance to:
    • “Preserves the right of the People of, on and in Klamath County with the following stated goals:
    • Keep and bear arms as originally understood; in self-defense and preservation, and in defense of one’s community and country.
    • Freely manufacture, transfer, sell and buy firearms, firearm accessories and ammunition, which are designed primarily for the same purposes.[14][4]
    • The ordinance would make it illegal to “in any way limit the rights granted under the United States and Oregon constitutions” and would include penalties if the ordinance was infringed.

Sgt Greg Stube (Conquer Anything Book) Segments 2 & 3

Greg Stube’s book is Conquer Anything: A Green Beret’s Guide to Building your A-Team. Find it here on Amazon.

Scott McEwen (Camp Valor & FBI Spying on Trump) Segments 4–6

  • Scott’s web page is http://scottmcewen.com/
  • His new book is Camp Valor http://scottmcewen.com/editorial-reviews/camp-valor/
  • Leakers to NYT Confirm FBI Ran Spy Operation Against Trump Campaign (Breitbart, May 16, 2018)
  • About That FBI ‘Source’ (WSJ, May 10, 2018)
  • Stefan Halper: The FBI operative who leaked information to Papadopoulos, who then blabbed it to another FBI informant, who then reported it back to the FBI.
  • Comey’s FBI had a mole in Trumpworld, ‘dirty dossier’ firm boss told senators in secret 2017 grilling – and his lawyer insisted this year that he ‘stands by his testimony’ (Daily Mail, May 17, 2018) (Trump says bigger than Watergate)
  • You can actually find some good reporting on Twitter:
    • 31-tweet thread via @Shem_Infinite “This article by the NYT on the IG report is nothing short of propaganda for the DNC and a few former FBI agents” (read more)
    • “Stefan Halper’s encounters with Papadopoulos were not the only encounters that the professor (aka the informant) had with the Trump campaign. How many of these “meetings” were set ups by FBI? All of them?” via Nick Short.
    • Also via Nick Short: “FBI, lacking evidence needed to open a criminal investigation of the Trump camp, decided to open a CI investigation. With the blessing of the Obama WH, they took the powers that enable our govt to spy on foreign adversaries & used them to spy on Americans.” (read more)

 

 

Leadership and Prosperity | Plus Oregon’s War on Business

Leadership and Prosperity | Plus Oregon’s War on Business

Show Summary: Oregon’s Democrat Governor Kate Brown is unleashing hell on small businesses. Find out what small businesses are up against and how candidate Greg Wooldridge says he’ll stop it. Plus: can it be? How one of those “it will start a trade war with China” tariffs  actually paid off big for Oregon and Oregon workers. If they can survive Kate Brown.

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Original Air Dates: Apr. 28 & 29, 2018 | Capt. Greg Wooldridge & Jeff Ferry

This Week:  It’s politics and trade deals—and how good leadership can lead to good deals and prosperity.

Pundits on the Left and Right spewed economic doom and disaster after Trump announced tariffs on China.  Once again, Trump proves the critics wrong as China largely gave in and there was no trade war. But there’s more to the story than just tariffs.

In fact, the tariffs are the least scary aspect of trade with China.

Candidate Greg Wooldridge for Oregon Governor

Greg Wooldridge, Republican candidate for Oregon Governor
Greg Wooldridge, Republican candidate for Oregon Governor

Before we get to those scarier aspects of the trade war, there’s a war being waged in Oregon. Against Oregon businesses and especially small business owners.

We start our show with Captain Greg Wooldridge, a Republican running for Oregon governor. We ask him many of the same questions we asked last week of his primary opponent, businessman Sam Carpenter.  Our goal is to bring you as much information about these two conservatives that we possibly can so that when you fill out your ballot you feel confident of your decision about whom you think can win in November.

We talk with Greg about Oregon’s economics thanks to the Democrats:

  • Kate Brown’s decision to punish small businesses in Oregon by eliminating the Trump tax break (kept by all the other states);
  • The possible Internet Sales Tax that was just heard before the Supreme Court (and how Oregon’s Democrat Attorney General quietly signed the Amicus Brief in favor of it), which will force businesses in Oregon, which has no sales tax, to collect sales taxes — for other states
  • And the suicide-vest of State funding, PERS — which all of us are about to spend a lot more on just to bail out years of Democrat overspending on it

And it’s Governor Kate Brown who’s led us to this financial cliff.

Mentioned on the show: See Knute Buehler’s flyer sent not to Republicans but to Independents

Tariffs are the Least Scary Part of a China Trade War

As the saying goes, love him or hate him, President Trump is delivering.  And it has to drive his detractors crazy to see him succeed time and again. And it’s both sides of the aisle.

When Trump proposed huge tariffs on China, many on the Right screamed foul. Tariffs are always bad, or so goes the meme. Except the supposed trade war that was supposedly about to be unleashed… never happened. In fact, it’s about to benefit a company right here in Oregon. All thanks to one of those evil, “trade-war” tariffs.

How One of those “Trade War” Tariffs is a Win for Oregon

Recently, a solar company in California — which had been making panels in Asia and which was adamantly against Trump’s tariffs — suddenly realized the tariffs meant it was cheaper to make them in the good ol’ U.S.A. They just announced the purchase of a solar manufacturing company right here in Hillsboro, Oregon.

So, yes elections matter.  Whether you personally love him or hate any politician, you need to determine your vote on what you think they’ll deliver for the state or country.

Podcast Version

Links & More Info

Greg Wooldridge (Segments 1–3)

Knute Buehler Independent Party flyer
Knute Buehler flyer sent to members of the Independent Party. Why not Republicans.

More info on Greg Wooldridge for Governor:

Greg Wooldridge’s campaign website: WooldridgeforOregon.com
Greg’s Facebook page.
Follow Greg Wooldridge on Twitter: @greg_wooldridge.

Knute Buehler’s flyer sent to members of the Independent Party. “Compassionate, pro-choice, pro-marriage equality medical doctor.” Why not send this to Republicans?

Jeff Ferry Segments (4–6)


What’s Missing in Oregon? Good Leaders and Good Leadership

What’s Missing in Oregon? Good Leaders and Good Leadership

Show Summary: Good leaders don’t lead people off cliffs. As we learned last week, Oregon’s current leaders are leading Oregon off a financial cliff. And small businesses are about to get crushed. This week, we talk about good leadership: Trump’s successes and a Republican candidate for Oregon governor who hopes to make Oregon great again.

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Original Air Dates: April 21 & 22, 2018 | Sam Carpenter & Ron Kessler

I Spy Radio Welcomes Wallowa County!

Before we get to this week’s show, a special shout-out to listeners in Wallowa County! We’re pleased to now be airing on KWVR in Enterprise OR, our newest addition to the I Spy Radio network.  We’ll be airing on KWVR from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Sundays.

For those of you who aren’t in Wallowa County, but who listen to our show via the internet, note that KWVR streams live, which gives you another option of when to listen.

This Week:  we will be following up on last week’s conversation about Oregon’s economic woes with Jonathan Williams of ALEC. Our conversation with Jonathan was a real eye opener on how Oregon’s current leadership is about to punish small businesses. We move from last week’s diagnostics to some actual remedies this week with guest, business owner and consultant, Sam Carpenter.

Sam Carpenter for Oregon's governor
I Spy Radio interviews Sam Carpenter who is running for Oregon’s governor

Sam is one of the Republican candidates for Oregon governor. A successful businessman himself, he is also a consultant and turnaround specialist. He has helped over 200 companies find their own path to prosperity.  Sam is hired to identify the problems and then design the way for the company to correct them and get back to prosperity.  And that’s just what he wants to do for Oregon—fix the economic problems.

And with Kate Brown’s “leadership,” we have a ton of problems.

Oregon governor Kate Brown and the Salem Democrats made Oregon a sanctuary state. Have you signed the petition yet? Your signature can help get it on the ballot so voters can decide. Head to StopOregonSanctuaries.org. Just print, sign, mail. Do it today!

Oregon Democrat’s Punish Small Business Tax becomes law

We talk to Sam about three major problems that he would face from Day One of taking the reins in Oregon and start to immediately change our direction.  Sam talks to us about what we’ve termed The Punish Small Business Tax (SB 1528) that Kate already signed into law and how devastating it will be for small business.

And we talk about PERS. Especially the lack of good information to even know how much in debt we truly are, with some saying $25 billion, others say $50 billion, and still other reliable estimates that put it up to $100 and even as high as $200 billion.  Who’s right?

Crush Small Businesses Part II: The Internet Sales Tax

We also talk with Sam about the little known Internet Sales Tax that the Supreme Court heard this week. Governor Kate Brown’s Attorney General signed an Amicus Brief in support of yet another punishing blow to Oregon’s small businesses.  If it stands, it will mean that business owners in Oregon, which has no sales tax of its own (yet), will be forced to collect tax for over 12,000 taxing jurisdictions—in other states.

Why exactly did Oregon’s Attorney General sign onto this idea…?

Ron Kessler on the Trump White House

The Trump White House: Changing the Rules of the Game by Ron KesslerNext, we turn to NY Times bestselling author, Ronald Kessler, with his new book The Trump White House: Changing the Rules of the GameRon has authored over 20 books investigating life in Washington D. C., from Presidents to the CIA and the FBI  Ron has also been a friend of President Trump for years and gives us insights into the personality, mindset, and life of our President.  Including the surprising role of Melania.

Tune in to hear how Trump looks at people, and how he determines whom to hire and why.  We also talk to him about the FBI and the Deep State, Jeff Sessions’ and Rod Rosenstein’s job security, and how President Trump finds the energy to keep fighting the good fight.

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Links & Additional Information

Sam Carpenter (Segments 1–3)

Ron Kessler (Segments 4–6)

How Oregon will Crush Small Business Thanks to Governor Kate Brown

How Oregon will Crush Small Business Thanks to Governor Kate Brown

Show Summary: Tune in to hear how small business is about to be crushed in Oregon. If you are running for office you need to listen to this show. If you plan to vote for someone running for office you need to listen to this show. If you own a small business or work for one, you really need to listen to this show. You need to know the storm that’s about to be unleashed on small business, thanks to Oregon’s Governor Kate Brown.

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Original Air Dates: April 14 & 15, 2018 | Guest: Jonathan Williams of ALEC

Some states are scrambling for money as big debts are coming due. And Oregon is leading the way—just not in finding the right answers that would promote economic health.

Instead, Democrat Governor Kate Brown seems to be almost working overtime to crush our state’s innovative spirit. So she’s not only killing our ability to not only pay our bills but taking an axe to what could be (with better management) a positive economic environment for small businesses. Or even attract them from other states.

But not in Oregon. Instead, there is a real storm coming for small businesses here in Oregon.

Crushing Small Business. Oregon Style

One of the things you’ll hear in the show this week is how Oregon is targeting small business by divorcing them from the Trump tax break. But then there’s a coming sales tax.

Yes. A sales tax in Oregon.

This is the internet sales tax that is being heard next week in front of the Supreme Court. Oregon small businesses would be forced to collect taxes for states like New York and Washington that have their own sales tax.

Regulations and taxes crush small businesses. Oregon is the example of what NOT to do.But unbeknownst to many, Oregon’s own State Attorney General has signed onto an Amicus Brief to allow a national sales tax on internet purchases.  This will be crushing to Oregon’s small businesses with the increased costs of processing this sales tax. For other states.

It’s the foot in the door to finally create the sales tax Oregon’s Democrats and Big Government Republicans have been longing for.


See below for an excerpt from the brief that includes not only more taxes but more prying into your personal lives. Have our elected leaders gone insane? Has no one heard of cutting spending?

Oregon Democrats hate cutting spending almost as much as they hate cutting trees.

Show Flow

We start by discussing Congress’s Omnibus bill, which sets the stage for the rest of the discussion.

Then we move to the Left’s “boogeyman”: Kansas and their ill-advised massive tax cut and spending increase. Why? Because the Left uses Kansas to try to scare other states away from cutting taxes. We debunk the myth because what happened in Kansas can help other states learn what not to do (hint, hint Oregon!).

Next, we talk about what Oregon is doing to crush small business, including taking away tax cuts. It’s a punishment that falls on small businesses and only small businesses. Then, it’s the internet sales tax and the grand daddy of spending boondoggles, PERS.

But there is good news (just not in Oregon). Don’t miss what nearby state to watch as the primary example of how smart policies really can create economic health.

Oregon’s Attorney General Rosenblum’s Amicus Brief

“Their [businesses] advanced online platforms boast impressive technology that enables them to not only comply (easily) with State [tax] collection laws, but also capture extensive data about their customers. According to one commentator, an online retailer can effortlessly track demographic information that includes “‘your age, whether you are married and have kids, which part of town you live in, how long it takes you to drive to the store, your estimated salary, whether you’ve moved recently, what credit cards you carry in your wallet and what Websites you visit … data about your ethnicity, job history, the magazines you read, if you’ve ever declared bankruptcy or got divorced, the year you bought (or lost) your house, where you went to college, what kinds of topics you talk about online, whether you prefer certain brands of coffee, paper towels, cereal or applesauce, your political leanings, reading habits, charitable giving and the number of cars you own.’”

The full Amicus brief can be read here (PDF)

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Links and Related Information

Oregon Governor Kate Brown to Crush Small Business

PERS

  • Editorial: Lawmakers can’t duck Oregon’s PERS burden (The Bulletin, Mar 17, 2018)
  • Huge Bill Is Coming Due For Oregon’s Past Pension System Mistakes (OPB, Feb 2, 2018)
  • Once again, Oregon makes national news. Except, as usual, it’s not for good reasons: “A $76,000 Monthly Pension: Why States and Cities Are Short on Cash” (New York Times, April 14, 2018)
  • PERS task force suggests ways to pay down system’s debt (OSBA, November 1, 2017)
  • PERS: Panel delivers ideas to cut pension deficit by $5 billion (Oregon Live, November 1, 2017)
    • “The panel’s mandate was to leave no stone unturned. But the governor, who is up for reelection in 2018, specifically directed members not to consider changes to pension benefits. Any such changes would be deeply unpopular with public employee unions, who typically back Democrats. Brown also said upfront that she wasn’t interested in selling state parks or forests, which would have proven deeply unpopular with environmental and conservation groups.”
  • If you thought what you read before was bad, read this: Time Bomb: PERS (via Senate Republicans, 2017)

Kansas: the Left’s Anti-Tax-cut Boogeyman

  • VIDEO: Jonathan on a panel at Heritage Foundation, discussing Kansas as the example Leftists point to about tax cuts hurting the government. “What Was Really the Matter with the Kansas Tax Plan: The Undoing of a Good Idea” (Heritage Foundation, Apr 10, 2018) The three key takeaways: don’t cut taxes and increase spending; have a plan to balance the budget, and have the right systems in place.

Here’s some Leftist spin on what happened in Kansas

The Coming Storm for Small Businesses: the Internet Sales Tax

  • Video – Online Sales Tax: Crushing Small Business (ALEC, March 2018)
  • See how the Internet sales tax (and taxes in general) pushes businesses out of state: Internet Sales Tax Hurts Businesses and the States that Pass Them (ALEC, Jan 2014)