Podcast adjunct to the Beijing Diary blog
What is depression? What does it feel like? What causes it? Can it be cured? Listen to Priscilla tell her story. Priscilla is a young lady from the countryside of Yunnan Province in China. She is very open and honest about her experience with depression. I think you will appreciate her story.
There were three reasons Roe v. Wade was doomed to be thrown on the ash heap of history. The moral reason, the legal reason, and the practical reason. In this episode, we focus on the legal and the practical. Special Guest: Ruth Bader Ginsburg
My life intersected with the British Empire at three specific places. In this podcast I try to explain the significance, not only of the monarchy, but more specifically, of the life of a very noble person who gave herself to serve the people. We should never whitewash the injustices that came with colonialism. But there were good things to, and it does not do justice to history to ignore them.
"Whoever, with the intent of interfering with, obstructing, or impeding the administration of justice, or with the intent of influencing any judge, juror, witness, or court officer, in the discharge of his duty, pickets or parades in or near a building housing a court of the United States, or in or near a building or residence occupied or used by such judge, juror, witness, or court officer, or with such intent uses any sound-t...
oday’s podcast starts with a discussion of the Law of Unintended Consequences. There is a pithy statement from the Old Testament that exemplifies this principle:
“For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.” (Hosea 8:7)
We also discussed reaction to Biden’s statement about Taiwan (PRC vs. ROC), which I think was a bit sensationalized. Perhaps it wasn’t the best, but it also wasn’t that bad, and I agree with Gingric...
More and more we are coming to realize that something must be done about the ease with which young people can access semi-automatic weapons. It is pure insanity to allow 17 and 18 year old young people to carry around a semi-automatic weapon without any supervision. Americans are being forced into the realization that guns DO kill people.
What is the cause of inflation? Why can't the government just print more money if they want to spend more? What can Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812 teach us about the consequences of an ill-fated conflict? The way I have heard it expressed in China is, "History has never been kind to an emperor who wages war without an honest justification." The map below shows how much territory Napoleon conquered, but he ...
What is the history of Russia's territorial expansion? I talk about this and about Russia's determination to celebrate some sort of victory on Monday--the anniversary of victory over the Nazis. Also, the legal foundation for Roe v. Wade, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dislike of it.
The war in Ukraine. In this episode I discuss the lack of moral focus on the part of the Americans. And the problem seems to be more profound in the right than on the left. Also, why does Taylor Lorenz attack someone for telling the simple truth? The Bible says, "to punish the just is not good (Proverbs 17:26)."
In this podcast, I discuss the dilemma that Vice President Pence faced on the 6th of January following the tumultuous 2020 election. Did he really have any option to do other than what he did? Join me as we consider this question.
What is racism? This word has been so abused and watered down that it seems nobody really knows what it means. Contrary to what many today seem to believe, disagreeing with a person of color is not racism. So what, then, is racism? If you are confused about this question, today's program will clear it up for you.
Why is it that a woman cannot be elected president? This podcast episode will explain this for you. But keep in mind, this is not a discussion about whether or not a woman should be able to be elected president. It is only an explanation for why it is not possible in today's political environment, given the unique nature of the American political system.
With this episode I am beginning a study of the Gospel of John, the fourth book in the New Testament. The Gospel of John was written by John the disciple, apostle, and best friend of Jesus of Nazareth. In the first episode we introduce the Logos.
This podcast takes off from an earlier blog post where I discussed the bride kidnapping in the country of Kyrgyzstan. The point of that blog post was to show one extreme example of arranged marriage that I think we can all agree is not appropriate. This present podcast outline what is needed to make arranged marriage acceptable and even helpful.
Discusses the June, 2019 demonsrations in Hong Kong, with a little history of the colony and current relationship between Hong Kong and the mainland, as well as comparison between these demonstrations and the Occupy Central demonstrations of 2014.
I view the American Civil War as the center point of American history. The burning issue of the day was slavery. But the underlying problem was a sense of ambivalence about whether America was really a country, or a group of independent entities. The Civil War established the idea of America as a single nation.
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