Posted on April 13th, 2016

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Date:   April 13, 2016

Host:   Jim Schneider

Guest:  Bob Adelman

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All across the nation there are elements that are calling for an increase in the minimum wage to $15 per hour. Union involvement has gone ballistic. Some employees have walked off their jobs demanding this wage increase. Local units of government are taking such steps and most recently California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill causing his state to be the first in the nation to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. But is such a measure really for the good of the people and for the good of the country, or will such action boomerang and actually hurt the very ones pushing for the increase?


Joining Jim for this discussion was Bob Adelman. Bob is a graduate of Cornell University and has 2 degrees, including a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in economics and finances. His career path took him from insurance into estate planning and then into investment and tax planning. After the stock market crash in October of 1987, he started his own investment management company that has since been sold to his son. He is a regular contributor to The New American.


Bob believes a lot of union money is behind the push for a $15 dollar minimum wage. He noted that the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) just last year spent 20 million to pay protestors to raise awareness of the alleged need to raise the minimum wage. Jim then added that in addition to that, 450 million has been spent since 2012.


According to Bob, this is a last gasp for unions. They are losing credibility and membership. They haven't been able to unionize the fast-food industry and this has been their attempt to do that. The union mindset seems to be that if they raise employee wages, the employees will owe them therefore employees will join the union and pay union dues. That simply isn't happening. In fact, the SEIU lost 9,000 members in the last year. So Bob feels that the more the unions push for this, the less credibility and influence they'll have.


But one question still remains. If the minimum wage goes up, won't people be better off? Won't they have more money to spend? Won't that bring in more jobs and generally cause people to be able to live better?


Keep in mind that the California minimum wage increase is being implemented in stages. According to Bob, this is being done because they know this will be putting people out of work but those same people will have a hard time complaining. At the same time it will be harder for the free market economists to prove the link between the increase in the minimum wage and an increase in unemployment.


This scenario has played out already through job cuts that have occurred in Seattle. They have implemented a gradual wage increase for fast food workers to $15 per hour. The result is that in the last 12 months, 5,800 new jobs were created in the State of Washington outside of Seattle. However, inside Seattle, 700 of those jobs have disappeared.


Bob admits there isn't enough data yet to make a direct link between an increase in the minimum wage in Seattle to this loss of jobs. He did say that it looks awfully suspicious that where wages can be determined by the free market, more people are being hired and when they're being determined by government mandate, there are fewer jobs.




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www.thenewamerican.com

Posted on April 12th, 2016

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Date:  April 12, 2016

Host:   Jim Schneider

Guest:  Alan Gottlieb

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While Second Amendment issues may not always get front page attention or top billing on radio and TV newscasts, undercover there are always attempts being made to advance gun control.


Joining Jim to present an update on Second Amendment issues was Alan Gottlieb. Alan is the chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and founder of the Second Amendment Foundation. He's authored some twenty books including, 'Shooting Blanks: Facts Don't Matter to the Gun Ban Crowd' and 'Assault on Weapons: The Campaign to Eliminate Your Guns'. He is also the publisher of TheGunMag.com and The Gottlieb-Tartaro Report.


In 2014 Alan appeared on Crosstalk warning listeners about a Justice Department program that aimed to put the financial squeeze on the gun industry called 'Operation Chokepoint'. There was some public backlash yet there were remnants remaining because we're still hearing about gun businesses being denied funds or lines of credit.


Alan said that while the program still exists, it's no longer aimed at gun dealers. The problem we now have is that the individuals that proposed it, with the support of Michael Bloomberg, are putting pressure on various banks and financial institutions not to lend to anyone dealing in firearms. In other words, the program is 'sticking' which is forcing gun businesses to try and find another bank to do business with. So it's basically the demonization of guns, gun owners and those in the retail firearms business.


President Obama has been under subpoena to release documents from the 'Fast and Furious' program that allowed guns to end up in the wrong hands. In fact, even some of our own border patrol agents were killed by guns that were part of this program. Some Republicans are saying that even though they've just received documents related to 'Fast and Furious', it's only a small amount of what's been requested. Alan confirmed that the documents Congress hasn't received are the 'smoking gun' that prove what's going on in that program. Whether these documents are ever turned over may depend upon who becomes the next president and who their attorney general is.


As this program moved along, Jim had Alan comment on the following:


--Why 260,000 veterans are having their gun rights revoked.
--California's Safety for All Act.
--The gun record of Judge Merrick Garland.
--The DC v. Heller court case.
--President Obama's actions make it seem as though he wants to release prisoners
so that as they commit more gun crimes it will allow him to further his gun
control agenda. Is that possible?
--What exactly is 'Constitutional Carry'?




More Information:


www.saf.org

Posted on April 11th, 2016

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Date:  April 11, 2016

Host:   Jim Schneider

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This Crosstalk began with news for listeners in the State of Michigan. Their state board of education is drafting statements and guidance on what they call safe and supportive learning environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning students.


The comment period is going on right now. The document was too lengthy for Jim to read on the air but he did mention that they are taking comments through May 11th. You can refer to the website listed below to see the policies they are seeking to enact and then let your voice be heard.


1,237 delegates are needed to be nominated to receive the Republican presidential nomination. Donald Trump has 743, Ted Cruz has 545 and Governor Kasic has 143. There are 854 more delegates available.


Cruz has been surging recently yet with 854 delegates available, the necessary number of delegates needed for nomination may not be obtained by any Republican candidate before the convention. It's beginning to look like a brokered convention is a possibility for the Republicans. In fact, the GOP nominee could be a person who isn't presently running.


On the Democratic side, 2,383 delegates are needed for the nomination. 1,941 delegates are still available. Hillary Clinton leads the count with 1,287 while Bernie Sanders has 1,037.


On the Democratic side there is the super-delegate variable. These are pledge candidates based on state primary results. They can support any candidate. Delegate results aren't final until the convention occurs in July.


Add in the super-delegates and Clinton's total swells to 1,756 while Bernie Sanders has 1,068. Sanders complains that he keeps winning so many states but somehow Clinton keeps getting more delegates. Much of this has to do with the super-delegate variable.


Along with guidance from Proverbs to help people decide who to vote for, Jim also challenged listeners with questions such as:


--Would you ever vote for a candidate that differed with you on the issues of abortion and homosexuality but agreed with you in other areas.


--What issues do Christians need to consider when voting?


From there, Jim opened the phone lines to find out what listeners were thinking about the current crop of candidates and what variables might go into their voting decision.




More Information:


Michigan Department of Education

www.everyvoicecountsmi.org


Posted on April 8th, 2016

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Date:  April 8, 2016

Host:   Jim Schneider

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Jim Schneider presented listeners with details concerning numerous news stories not heard from many major news sources. They included:


--The U.N. seeking new control over the world's oceans.
--The U.N. wants governments to provide more data about everything.
--Authorities in Bulgaria recently unveiled an official committee to help secure
the top spot at the UN for Bulgarian communist operative Irina Bokova.
--Billionaire globalist George Soros is targeting churches and pastors in the
nation of Georgia that are worried about surrendering their future to the
European Union.
--President Obama urges students to open their digital lives to the federal
government if they want to be protected by the government. He called current
privacy expectations from Americans as being unrealistic.
--Bernie Sanders quoted from 1981 where he says he doesn't believe in charities.
--A move by J.P. Morgan-Chase to limit ATM withdrawals by non-customers to $1,000
per day did little to ease fears of a looming financial meltdown.
--NAACP says it's part of a coalition of left-wing groups planning a second wave
of protests and mass civil disobedience scheduled to disrupt Washington, DC,
later this month.
--The White House has published a report that extreme heat could cause an increase
in the number of premature deaths.
--16 Democrat attorney generals are launching an inquisition against climate
change disbelievers.
--Parents with children attending a Texas elementary school face criminal charges
if they step on school grounds to drop off or pick up their children.
--China close to deploying formidable new nuclear missiles.
--Iran announced the unveiling of 12 new self-developed nuclear products in
several different fields ranging from fuel and laser technology to power plants
and reactors.
--On March 24th the Department of Justice indicted 7 Iranian hackers for 2 cyber
crimes.
--Satellite images have reported suspicious activity at North Korea's main nuclear
complex.
--The terrorist suspect believed to be the 'man in the hat' finally arrested in a
terror sweep.
--2 of Al Qaida's former explosives experts were just transferred out of
Guantanamo Bay.
--A minister of the German government has confessed that neither Germany or the
European Union has a real strategy concerning how to integrate migrants into
European society.
--The motive behind the Islamic State prohibition of Christians in Syria has now
come to light. Christians will be used as hostages and human shields in the
event of a Russian/Syrian invasion of the Islamic capital.
--An ISIS tied group hacks into the New Jersey transit police website.
--Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin believes our southern border presents a
potential vulnerability that terrorists could use to gain access to the U.S.
--Border patrol agents near Texas detained 102 illegal aliens trying to cross
into the U.S. on Tuesday. That's just one day at one of the 8 southwest border
patrol sectors.
--Illegal immigrants who are not given notices to appear are are said to be
'walking out the front door'.
--A previously deported illegal alien killed a volunteer Nevada firefighter along
with his 22 month old son and 4 month old stepdaughter on Tuesday.
--Ohio police stopped and questioned an illegal alien in early July of 2015. They
contacted the border patrol to issue a detainer to keep this person in custody.
The border patrol refused and the illegal alien was released. 3 weeks later he
allegedly tried to rape a 14 year old girl, shot a woman on a bike path and
broke into a home and allegedly killed a 60 year old woman.
--A private college in Arizona is charging all students a $30 mandatory fee to
fund a scholarship for illegal immigrants.
--The Human Rights Campaign has delivered a letter to North Carolina Governor Pat
McCrory following his signing into law of the Public Facilities Privacy and
Security Act that designates public restrooms in schools and state facilities
for use according to one's biological sex, calling the legislation
discriminatory and claiming it will be more difficult for the state to attract
the best workers and students.
--Governor McCrory can be thanked by calling him at 919-814-2000.
--Governor Phil Bryant of Mississippi signed the Protecting Freedom of Conscience
Law from Government Discrimination Act into law to protect religious liberty in
his state. You can thank the governor by calling him at 601-359-3150.
--A bed and breakfast near Paxton, Illinois, turned down a request from a same-
sex couple who requested to hold their wedding ceremony at the facility in 2011.
They have been ordered to pay $30,000 in damages to the couple, $50,000 to their
attorneys and to stop violating the Illinois Human Rights Act.
--A Christian family in Texas denied a homosexual couple their request for a
wedding cake. The family was soon inundated by threats, slander and malicious
online attacks.
--A pre-school in the Denver area has booted a 4 year old from its classes telling
her parents that her attendance was not a good fit. The disagreement arose when
the girl's parents raised questions about books dealing with same-sex couples
and 'worms' unsure about their gender.

Posted on April 7th, 2016

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Date:  April 7, 2016

Host:   Jim Schneider

Guest:  Dr. Stuart Scott​

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This Crosstalk broadcast focused on what's going on in the heart. In Hebrews 12 we are told to '...lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us...' In Colossians we are told to mortify or put to death the deeds of the flesh. How do we do it? How can we have victory over sins that have become habits in our life?


Discussing this with Jim was Dr. Stuart Scott. He is professor of biblical counseling at the Master's College and adjunct professor at Southern Seminary. He has served more than 3 decades in the area of biblical counseling and pastoral ministry. He is the author of several books including 'The Exemplary husband: A Biblical Perspective', 'Biblical Manhood', and the book that was discussed on this broadcast, 'Killing Sin Habits: Conquering Sin with Radical Faith'.


What are sin habits? Dr. Scott described sin as any lack of conformance or transgression of the law of God. A habit is what we get into comfortably, automatically, or repeatedly. So there are times when we get into repeated activity of the same sin. Eventually we can get to a point where we make these sin choices comfortably, automatically and repeatedly. Believers may want to stop these habits but are seemingly unable to.


From here, Jim has Dr. Scott describe the temptation/lust cycle. The cycle involves temptation, feeble struggle, rationalization, unholy surrender/hopelessness, real guilt, momentary guilty pleasures/relief, sorrow and shame, confession to God delayed, actual confession, Christ not put on and isolation.


Dr. Scott was careful to note that even though the Bible tells us to mortify the deeds of the flesh, we can't eradicate sin from our life. Instead the Bible instructs us to starve it and don't give in to it and replace it with a right love and desire toward Christ. This must be done with the help of the Holy Spirit and not in our own strength.


What is genuine repentance? What are some areas that will hinder us from obtaining victory? These questions and others are answered as Dr. Scott helps listeners use Scripture as their battle plan to kill sinful habits.




More Information:


To obtain a copy of Killing Sin Habits for a donation of $12 or more go to www.vcyamerica.org or call 1-800-729-9829.

Posted on April 6th, 2016

​​​​​​​​​​​​Date:  April 6, 2016

Host:   Jim Schneider

Guest:  Alexandra Snyder​

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People all across America were both sickened and angered when they heard what David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress uncovered as he released the results of his undercover investigations of Planned Parenthood. We heard about baby crushing, how Planned Parenthood became good at getting heart, lung and livers from unborn babies. We heard the negotiations for baby parts with a representative for Planned Parenthood saying, 'I want a Lamborghini'. We heard about the obtaining of intact fetal cadavers and how this contributes to the bottom line of Planned Parenthood. We even heard about how technicians would take the fetal parts without patient consent.


As a result of the videos, many states have taken action to stop the sale of baby body parts. So you'd think that the person who revealed these atrocities would be viewed as a hero. Unfortunately, that's not the case.


Joining Jim to discuss this issue was Alexandra Snyder. Alexandra is executive director of the Life Legal Defense Foundation. She is also an attorney and a member of the California State Bar. She has a background in public policy having served as legislative counsel to a California member of Congress in both Washington DC and Sacramento, California. In that capacity she handled a wide array of legislative and policy matters including pro-life issues, bioethics and the protection of human rights.


Alexandra reported that Kamala Harris, the attorney general of California, obtained a warrant to search and seize the property of David Daleiden. The California Department of Justice followed through with a raid conducted on David's home in which property and personal belongings were seized. What's so disturbing about this raid is the fact that there is no precedent for this kind of activity when it comes to undercover journalists.


Jim noted an interesting point regarding Kamala Harris and her concern for animals vs. her concern for the unborn. When an undercover investigation of a meat packing plant revealed potential violations of the law, she defended legislation to stop the barbaric treatment of animals. At no time did she call for an investigation of that journalist who exposed the illegal activity taking place in that case.


Jim also presented other abortion related news including:


--Planned Parenthood accused of promises of AIDS and cancer cures by their fetal
donations.
--The Energy and Commerce Committee's Select Investigative Panel recently
issued 12 new subpoenas to fetal tissue procurement organizations that have
failed to fully cooperate with requests for information and previous subpoenas.
--Representative Marsha Blackburn comments on remarks by Hillary Clinton who
asserted that constitutional rights don't apply to unborn persons.
--The Obama administration is 'up in arms' and is warning states not to say 'no'
when it comes to funding Planned Parenthood.




More Information:


To express your concerns regarding what's happened to David Daleiden and the abortion situation in general in California, call:


916-445-2841 (Governor Jerry Brown)

916-322-3360 (Attorney General Kamala Harris)


www.centerformedicalprogress.org


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