🎧 NOKO Report, Golan Heights Conflict, Economic Outlook, Social Media & Free Speech
NOKO Report, Golan Conflict & Midterm Elections – Evidence from US intelligence agencies confirm that North Korea is increasing the production of nuclear fuel at secret sites, expanding its missile capabilities, and has no intention of dismantling its nuclear arsenal. Israel and Syria with Iranian troops and missiles headed for conflict and possibly another Middle Eastern war over the Golan Heights. In Portland they’ve been blockading and occupying ICE headquarters since June. In Chicago, the community is fed up with gun violence and gone to the streets marching for action and the resignation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The Midterm heats up! Ilana Freedman, Dennis Santiago and Jennifer Breedon take on the top news stories of the week.
Boom or Bust: What Lies Ahead? – It’s been one week since the President announced a 4.1% increase in the GDP, the largest we’ve seen in years. Is 4% growth or even 3% sustainable over the next 5 to 10 years? With trillions of dollars in government spending as a stimulus and huge outlays to social welfare programs how do we control government spending? President Trump tweeted that he would be willing to shutdown the federal government if the Democrats do not agree to Republican demands about funding for a wall along the U.S. – Mexico border. Economist Harry Dent says brace yourself – a new reality is forthcoming.
Social Media & Free Speech – This past week Facebook and Twitter set new records, but not the kind of news they want to hear. Facebook stock fell an enormous $119 billion in net company value in one day an all-time record for the Wall Street, this was followed the next day by $20 billion value lost at Twitter. Are these media giants headed for a big fall, or are they too big to fail, are people too addicted to give them up? If you permit censorship by Social Media thru shadow banning and filtering using algorithms to promote a particular message isn’t this the same as Print and Broadcast Media running 92% of all stories against one party? Ava Armstrong and Kevin Williams discuss this new reality and what happens next…