LtCol Bill Cowan on America’s Military and Ukraine
Are Sanctions an effective tool against a tyrant like Putin?? What is the long term consequence of Putin taking the Ukraine? LtCol Bill Cowan shares his thoughts on how we got here, and where we need to go! The defense budget cuts have sent a message to the world… the timing could not have been worse! How does this all play into the psyche of Americans and the world?
“Putin be the old KGB operative that he is certainly can read this guy [Obama] better, obviously, than the American voter,” says Cowan. The Russian invasion of Ukraine should remind us of just how dangerous a place the world truly is!!
Celebrating The 500th Out Loud Minute
Friends… today we've reached a milestone in RADIO with the 500th Nationally Syndicated Out Loud Minute. A big thank you to radio for broadcasting the Out Loud Minute to listeners throughout these last two years. My goal has been to bring you an exceptional moment of truth and knowledge every day of the week.
As President Ronald Reagan once said, "America is a model and hope to the world." The question becomes... Is America the exception to the global rule?
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Thank you for allowing me to share in the American dream with you, as we challenge the political establishment, fight the extremists and stand for the almighty truth.
Disney's Discriminatory Double Standard
Walt Disney World insists that the Boy Scouts of America change its policy on openly gay leaders or lose funding from Disney. The reason... Disney says the Boy Scouts violate the company’s non-discrimination policy. The Out Loud Truth is.... the Boy Scouts have made a decision to not hire openly gay leaders, yet the Boy Scouts have had no problem with hiding admitted pedophiles within their ranks. The bigger question is.... Read more-WITH AUDIO
CBO Releases Minimum Wage Analysis
The Congressional Budget Office released an analysis which predicts that a minimum wage hike could reduce total employment in the U.S. by more than a half a million workers. The Out Loud Truth is.... Nobody wins by forcing companies to pay a minimum wage that may not fit their economic viability! The problem is that even if raising the minimum wage doesn't create mass joblessness, legislating higher wages specifically hurts the young and unskilled workers it's meant to help. Read more-WITH AUDIO
Lois Loser Pleads 5th Again!
What do you do when your key witness in a major political scandal... refuses to talk? Lois (Loser) Lerner, the former director of exempt organizations at the IRS, is at the center of the IRS scandal. The Out Loud Truth is... history always seems to repeat itself regardless whether the criminals are on the left, right, or center. Most concerning is the arrogance of those in power who think they are above the law. If Lerner has nothing to hide, then why not testify? Read more-WITH AUDIO
Thugs, Dictators & Terrorists: How Should America Respond?
Will the U.S. back up its pledge to make Russia pay a price for its aggression? Further will Europe support such sanctions considering their dependency on Russian energy and trade? Americans are struggling through their own identity crisis. Some would prefer an Isolationists approach, while others would have America policing the world. The bigger question is... where is the balance and what does American foreign policy look like in this new world order of thugs, dictators, and terrorists? Read more-WITH AUDIO
Ukraine Invaded, America's Defense Questioned
The United States called on Moscow to withdraw its forces from the region and "refrain from any interference elsewhere in Ukraine." The U.S. military is being stretched throughout the globe at an unprecedented pace. Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Pakistan, Yemen, North Korea, China... it's an endless list of conflicts, expansionists and ruthless dictators. The announcement of an additional $1 trillion in military cuts by the Obama administration have military... Read more-WITH AUDIO
Gays: Let Them Eat Cake!
The question is... should Christian bakers be allowed to refuse wedding cakes to gays? If we allow businesses to selectively choose customers - obesity, black, tall, hmm how about freckles - where would it end? On the other hand, shouldn't an independent business owner have the RIGHT to refuse to do business with people that violate their Christian beliefs? In case you're wondering if I would support SB1062 aka the gay bakery bill? Read more-WITH AUDIO
Unpatriotic HOA Dishonors Military Hero
Petty Officer Third Class Anthony Marsiglia has been away from home for more than four years now fighting for his country. His family is also fighting... they're fighting for the right to welcome him home with a proper greeting. His family hung a welcome sign outside of their home with the words WELCOME HOME DADDY, but a lawyer for their homeowners association sent them a letter that said they had 30 days to take it down. So why the fuss from the HOA? Read more-WITH AUDIO
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Does SeussTalk
Small threats. Old threats. Big threats. New threats. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel doing SeussTalk. The question is... how do you cut the federal budget and address the deficit crisis without weakening U.S. National Security? Trim back the massive entitlement programs which have been growing faster than Jack's beanstalk? No. Provide some commonsense solutions to the massive pork that accompanies every piece of spending legislation coming out of Washington? No. Read more-WITH AUDIO
Obama "Hide & Seek" Doctrine
Once again the voice of the people will not be overpowered by ruthless governments and their dictator driven leaders. Protestors tore through towns all over Ukraine, ripping down reminders of their pro-Russian government. Venezuela has seen growing political tension and riots escalate. With Ukraine and Venezuela now on the ropes, the White House finds their foreign policy spinning out of control. Many believe setbacks in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, and Egypt.... have America in a global retreat. Read more-WITH AUDIO
Stupid Terrorist Tricks
A terrorist with The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) detonates a bomb killing 22 people. This is one explosion and killing that may be cause for celebration!! Wait, let me explain. The terrorist was an instructor for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. He was at a training camp teaching other terrorist 'suicide bombing techniques' when he accidentally detonated the bomb that killed him and 21 other militants. We call this Stupid Terrorist Tricks! Read more-WITH AUDIO
"Indecent" Shirts Provoke Mom, Who Buys Them All
A mom walks into a store at the mall with her son and discovers shirts featuring pictures of scantily dressed models in extremely provocative poses. Cox plans to meet with the city attorney to discuss whether the images on the T-shirts violate city code. Cox further chimed.... "These shirts clearly cross a boundary that is continually being pushed on our children in images on the Internet, television and when our families shop in the mall." What happens next may surprise you! Read more-WITH AUDIO
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The Elusive American Dream ?!?
Eight out of 10 Americans believe the American dream is more unreachable today than ever before! Americans are overwhelmingly pessimistic about their chances of achieving and sustaining that American dream, this is according to a new Marist-McClatchy Poll. They see an economic system in which they have to work harder than ever before to get ahead, and a political system that’s unresponsive to their needs. The question is.... what is the American Dream? James Truslow Adams defined it in 1931... Read more-WITH AUDIO
2014 Democrats Say "No Thank You" To President Obama
Democrats who are gearing up for the midterm elections have made it clear to the president that they are not interested in having him help with their campaigns. Democrats are saying the president should stay out of the races in purple states. Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor said that Obama's support would not be of any use in his campaign. The Out Loud Truth... riding the President's coattails to election is very normal procedure when you have a President who is successful and popular. This President is… Read more-WITH AUDIO
Gay Athletes: Public Affirmation or Inspirational?
Gold medal winner perhaps? Nobel Peace Prize? Cancer cure? The inspirational comments coming from the White House were for Michael Sam, the all-American college player who announced Sunday that he is gay. Sam could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL. This follows the coming out party for Jason Collins. You might remember that Collins announced last May that he was a 34-year-old NBA center who was black and gay. All of this got me thinking... Read more-WITH AUDIO
America's Power Grids Under Attack!
Counterterrorism experts believe that a terrorist attack last April on a California power station may be a trial run for a much larger terrorism attack on America! "A major attack on one part of the grid could cause a devastating outage that could put tens of millions of Americans in the dark," said Fred Fleitz, a former CIA analyst and FBI agent. The question is.... was the attack a ‘Dress Rehearsal’ for a much larger assault on the entire U.S. electrical grid? Fast forward to this week when a… Read more-WITH AUDIO
Cars That Talk To Each Other: Game Changer
Vehicle-to-vehicle communications could prevent up to 80 percent of accidents! The NHTSA has been working with automakers on the technology for the past decade. The revolutionary system would alert drivers to potential dangers before they ever happen. A radio beacon would transmit a vehicle's position, speed and other vital information. Cars would receive the same information back from other vehicles, and a computer would alert the driver to an impending collision. The good news... Read more-WITH AUDIO
"Dear America, I Saw You Naked" TSA Exposed
If you've ever wondered just how naked your privacy might be as bare images of your body parts flash across the screens of ..... those trusted hmmmm.... government TSA agents - - - wonder no more!! Former TSA officer James Harrington has heads turning with his column in Politico entitled “Dear America, I saw you naked — and yes, we were laughing. Confessions of an ex-TSA agent.” "I quickly discovered I was working for an agency whose morale was among the lowest in the U.S. government. Read more-WITH AUDIO
Why Are The TSA Agents All Laughing?
Finally you arrive at the security checkpoint. You pull the liquids out of your bags, search for the laptop, and make your way to the scanner. You point your two children to walk through the scanner, and the alarm goes off on one of the children. The four year old starts crying. The agent has to take your child off to the side. Meanwhile you try making your way through the scanner. Your kid keeps screaming. The agent insists on searching the kid. Another agent tells you your liquids won't make the cut. Suddenly you notice the TSA agents are all laughing... Read more-WITH AUDIO
Government Waste You Will Not Believe!!
Why did the U.S. government spend 2.6 million dollars to train Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly? Why did the U.S. government spend over $175,000 "to determine if cocaine makes Japanese quail engage in sexually risky behavior"? Whether you run a household budget, are juggling your way through college, or have the need to balance a business budget… at some point in the process everyone is forced to take responsibility for their actions. Read more-WITH AUDIO
Divisiveness in America
New Jersey Residents find two lanes closed on the busiest bridge in the world because of political retribution. The downgrade of the U.S. credit rating results in a multi-billion dollar lawsuit citing political retaliation. Conservatives are told they’re no longer welcome in the state of New York. There is a divisiveness in our political and business circles that is consuming America. Yet little is being done to change the trajectory of a nation that leaps from one scandal to the next. The Out Loud Truth is… Read more-WITH AUDIO
U.S. Spends $10 billion on Opium War
U.S. taxpayers have dished out over $10 billion in the last 12 years to combat the drug trade in Afghanistan. Despite this mammoth investment Afghan farmers are growing more opium poppies today than at any time in their modern history. John Sopko, Inspector General for Afghanistan reconstruction further reports that opium production has "nearly tripled" over the last decade and more land in Afghanistan is under poppy cultivation today than it was when the… Read more-WITH AUDIO
9 Tips for Great Living
It’s a Brink Thinking Monday with Malcolm Out Loud. It’s a great day if… you know that if you have your health you have everything - you can find the silver lining no matter how dim life seems at the moment - you can chuckle at yourself no matter what - you can avoid repeating negative experiences again and again - read on for the full list… Read more-WITH AUDIO
Economic Freedom Report Slams U.S. (with the truth)
Okay so I've got good news and I've got bad news.... which would you like first? Let me start with the good news - worldwide economic freedom has reached record levels! 114 countries took steps in 2013 to increase their citizens’ economic freedom, and 43 countries have now reached their highest ranking in the Index’s history. Now the bad news - the United States is not even in the top 10. How does this happen you ask? Read more-WITH AUDIO
Between 1946 and 1970 the US dumped more than 110,000 containers of nuclear material off its coast. The question is.... where exactly are these 55-gallon drums located? That is one big question mark, says the Wall Street Journal. The Out Loud Truth is... not nearly enough emphasis is being placed on the safety of the food and water that Americans consume! Might I suggest instead of Congress authorizing millions on how… Read more-WITH AUDIO
Delta & Southwest Say NO To Phone Calls At 35,000 Feet
5 Life Book Lessons
You're at 35,000 feet somewhere across America when suddenly you remember you need to make a phone call and it can't wait, you take out your mobile phone and make the call. If the FCC and the FAA agree, then cellphones on airplanes may become a common occurrence! What do you think? Are you in favor of phone calls at 35,000 feet, from the businessman in front of you, the lady to your right and the teenager that is talking to her date directly behind you? Read more-WITH AUDIO
One of the greatest difficulties in life is recognizing when certain chapters are ending and navigating an appropriate transition to the next chapter. The lesson here is that your life book is going to be written with or without you! I'm reminded of the stories of people who are dying who feel that they have too much left to do. They are not prepared for the final chapter of their life book. It seems to me that most of us can never truly be prepared for the last page! Here are my 5 Life Book Lessons... Read more-WITH AUDIO