$1.1 Trillion Spending Bill Passed Saturday Night and Both Parties Make Compelling Points


Ethan brings us up to speed on the $1.1 Trillion spending bill passed Saturday night in the halls of the capitol buildings in Washington D.C.

Only a corrupted process could spend that much money in a convoluted 1,603 page bill.

In an unusual twist, Ethan agrees with both the conservative right (Senators Ted Cruz-TX and Mike Lee-UT) and liberal left (Senator Elizabeth Warren-MA) in their objections on the bill and he gives us the bottom line.

Sony Pictures Entertainment Hack Attack is a Preview of World War III


Ethan discusses the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment by North Korea and why this is a critical event that shouldn’t be ignored.

The Sony Pictures Entertainment hack has cost millions of dollars in direct cost, massive lost productivity for over 6,000 employees, was malicious by destroying data and stealing movies and proprietary financial information for online posting.

Movies, documents, and sensitive information were hacked from Sony’s system leaving employees with nothing but ink and paper until things could be restored, costing the company millions of dollars in losses.

Ethan tells us why these cyber attacks may just be a preview of the possible face of WWIII and the importance of online security for businesses and individuals.

Do you thinkIs this is what World War III will look like?

Win Two Tickets To Ride The Chanukah Train In Santa Cruz

ChanukahTrainEnter to win two (2) tickets to Roaring Camp Railroad’s Chanukah Train at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, CA, December 18, 2014 at 6 p.m!

Gather at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on the 3rd night of Chanukah for the lighting of the menorah and then set off on an incredible train ride in Roaring Camp’s comfortable excursion cars adorned with thousands of shining lights and Chanukah decorations.

We’ll share in Chanukah traditions and ride the train through the streets of Santa Cruz listening to Chanukah stories, playing dreidel and enjoying kosher refreshments provided by Chabad by the Sea. Evening also includes your choice of mini golf, laser tag or arcade games.

Please click THIS LINK to enter to win!

You can also buy your tickets NOW from Roaring Camp Railroads

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Latest Unemployment Statistics Paint A Misleading Picture


In this video, Ethan discusses the latest unemployment report from the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), dated December 5, 2014.

The headlines in media and pundits all over were touting the huge success of this report with a number of 321,000 new jobs. While getting Americans working in full-time jobs is something worth celebrating, the truth is different from the 321,000 number.

In reality the numbers look like this: 119,000 new people entered the labor pool, 115,000 people lost their jobs, the number of full-time jobs decreased by 150,000, and part-time jobs increased by 77,000. Not as good as the headlines is it?

The U-3 official unemployment rate stayed steady at 5.8%. 321,000 new jobs but unemployment stayed the same? That’s because the net new jobs was only 4,000.

That official unemployment number never tells the true story anyway. They don’t want to scare the masses and speak the truth. You CAN handle the truth. The truth is the U-6 unemployment number. The U-6 unemployment rate is 11.4% or 1 in 9 Americans.

According to the BLS, U-6 is total unemployed, plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force.

What that means is that 1 in 9 Americans either can’t find a job for the past 27 weeks (the number in U-3), can’t find a full-time job only part-time, or have fallen out of the stats because they have been looking longer than 27 weeks.

Not quite the rosy picture now, is it? What are the politicians doing to reduce red-tape, streamline bureaucracy, allow innovation to flourish, and simplify the tax code thus vaulting the United States to the top of business competitiveness?

Later in the video, Ethan covers some of the fallacies of the massive lithium-ion battery because of the sources of lithium.

Artificial Intelligence Could Destroy Us All


Ethan brings us his technological perspective on artificial intelligence, the importance of self-driving cars, and our exponential growth toward A.I. He discusses some of the worlds most brilliant scientists, like Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk, and how they are now fearing that a self replicating artificial intelligence may be the end of the human race like the movie “The Terminator.”

Remember that this technological singularity was first predicted and described by John Von Neumann in 1958.

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Special thanks to Bird Creek for supplying the closing track, “Surfing Lama.”

Jew Hatred Reaching Heights Not Seen Since Nazi Era


Ethan exposes the mounting Jew hatred. All while Palestinian-Arab leadership doesn’t want peace, it’s not good for their personal bank accounts!

Palestinian-Arab terrorism reaches new levels against Jews with the murder of four rabbis and a Druze policeman in West Jerusalem, Israel. Continued attempts to delegitimize Israel, yet Egypt razes Gaza homes and nobody cares.

Ethan also discusses a new indoctrinating video game from Hamas where a suicide vest is a valuable item.

Obama, Immigration, and Executive Action


Ethan gives you the rundown on Obama’s new immigration plan, it’s impact on Americans. and his use executive action. Don’t miss this episode.

President Obama announced Thursday night the he isn’t giving amnesty to 5 million illegal immigrants, just a legal way to avoid being illegal, but it isn’t amnesty. What has illegal immigration done to African-Americans? The United States Commission on Civil Rights held a hearing and it contains rather damning information regarding the President’s action. So are our politicians supposed to put Americans first?

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Happy Thanksgiving 2014!

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Giving thanks for what we have has a great history in many cultures.

We free people of the United States of America have enshrined this day as a national holiday, Thanksgiving. We give thanks to our Creator, as the Wampanoag Native Americans before us on this land, for our harvest of plenty.

According to the Plimouth Plantation one of our forebears Edward Winslow wrote to a friend in England, and said: “And God be praised, we had a good increase…. Our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling that so we might after a special manner rejoice together….” Winslow continues, “These things I thought good to let you understand… that you might on our behalf give God thanks who hath dealt so favourably with us.”

As we celebrate with a feast today I am thankful for much.

  • I am thankful for life. I am thankful for the love, trust, respect, and support of my wife.
  • I am thankful for my two beautiful, talented, loving children.
  • I am thankful for wonderful family and friends around the world.
  • I am thankful for living in the greatest country on earth, the U.S.A.
  • I am thankful for the freedom of expression, of conscience, of religion, we all have here.
  • I am thankful for the opportunity for productive work.

Those words have real meaning, and you have much to be thankful for too. For all of the complaints we might have in our lives, our blessings far outweigh them. Remember, somebody else has it far worse than you.

For what are you thankful today?

Note: I ran an informal poll on the radio and my Facebook page asking about favorite desserts for Thanksgiving, and it was a dead heat between pumpkin pie and pecan pie.

You are being lied to about wind and solar energy!


Ethan exposes toxic climate change myths, discusses the true causes for excess carbon dioxide, and addresses the lies we are all being told about renewable energy.

Read Ethan’s articles on the only valid renewable energy source that is also a base load source for the grid, geothermal power. HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE

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Thank you to TeknoAXE for supplying the ending music:

The Jew Hatred Continues Unabated with Attack on Synagogue

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Picture: Abir Sultan/EPA

Blame the victim resonates across the Arab and Muslim world as four rabbis were brutally murdered and six others wounded in a gruesome attack on an Orthodox Jewish synagogue in Jerusalem, Israel, today.

The way Arab and Muslim leaders are responding to these reprehensible murders which were conducted by two members of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a terrorist organization which calls for the destruction of Israel and the Jews therein, is nearly as despicable as the acts themselves.

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu is quoted in the Daily Sabah, “We condemn the attacks on holy places. We had condemned Israel’s attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque as well. We are in a spiral right now, Israel’s reckless attitude towards Gaza continues, however there are no excuses for the synagogue attack either.” (bold added to text for emphasis)

Quite the diplomat of a foreign minister you have there Turkey. A valid, defensive war toward Gaza justifies the brutal murder of four religious leaders inside a house of worship far away from Gaza “with guns and cleavers” according to Newsweek.

From Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen), President of the Palestinian Arabs, in Ma’an News Agency, “Consequently, today the presidency denounces the killing of worshipers at a place of worship in West Jerusalem. The presidency also denounces all violent acts no matter who their source is, and demands an end to the ongoing incursions into the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the provocative acts by Israeli settlers as well as incitement by some Israeli ministers.”(bold added to text for emphasis)

Abu Mazen blames the victim. No peace with the Palestinian Arabs can ever occur when everything is Israel’s fault and because the Jews exist anywhere near them, not as subservient citizens, like the Ottoman Empire, but in control of their own government, with their own institution and military.

This mentality exists for multiple reasons.

One, the Palestinian Arab leadership makes billions of dollars through their victim status, as can see when one drives through the West Bank as I did during the war this summer, or through the billions stolen from the people by Yasser Arafat.

Two, the orthodox Muslims take literally the Q’uran and Hadiths where it designates hatred of the Jews (and Christians and Zoroastrians for that matter) and therefore they must get rid of the Jews (example Quran 5:51, 9:29). Or this, which Hamas uses in its own charter, “The Day of Judgement will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews, when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Muslims, O Abdullah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, (the Boxthorn tree) would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews. (related by al-Bukhari and Muslim)”.

Three, an endless breeding of hatred through indoctrination of children that violence toward Jews is a good thing. See the riots and attacks across Europe this summer with Jew Hatred rising to levels not seen since the 1930s, mostly committed by Arabs and Muslims living in Europe. You probably didn’t know about the latest attack on Saturday where a rabbi was stabbed in the throat in Antwerp, Belgium. Or the endless videos out of Middle Eastern countries documenting the teaching of hatred.

I grieve for the families of the victims: Rabbi Aryeh Kupinsky, Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, Rabbi Kalman Levine, and Rabbi Moshe Twersky. And it is time for those who believe in Universal Human Rights, as only Israel does in the Middle East, to condition any aid or support to the Arabs with official recognition of Israel as the Jewish state it is (with full protections as it does for all minorities, again unlike every other country in the Middle East) and the cessation of violence, calls to violence, and indoctrination of violence in children.

Peace can only happen when both sides desire it.

ADDENDUM 11/18/2014 9:30 PST – A druze police officer was also killed in the attack. A chilling quote I just came across: “Jewish worshipers lay dead in pools of blood, still wrapped in prayer shawls and phylacteries, with holy books strewn on the floor,” Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, who heads Zaka, an emergency response group led by Orthodox Jews, told Israel Radio. “Such sights I have never seen — they recall dark days.”

 

Interviews with Flemming Rose on Free Speech and Dr Kit Yarrow on Shopping

When the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published the cartoons of the prophet Mohammed in 2005, Denmark found itself at the center of a global battle about the freedom of speech. The paper’s culture editor, Flemming Rose, defended the decision to print the 12 drawings, and he quickly came to play a central part in the debate about the limitations to freedom of speech in the 21st century. In his new book, The Tyranny of Silence, Mr. Rose writes about the people and experiences that have influenced the way he views the world and his understanding of the crisis, including meetings with dissidents from the former Soviet Union and former Muslims living in Europe. He provides a personal account of an event that has shaped the debate about what it means to be a citizen in a democracy maintaining free speech and how to coexist in a world that is increasingly multicultural, multireligious, and multiethnic.


Kit Yarrow, Ph.D., is an award-winning consumer psychologist, a professor, author, consultant and speaker. Her home base is Golden Gate University, where she is a jointly appointed professor of both psychology and marketing. As part of her ongoing research on the psychology of consumers, Dr. Yarrow conducts interviews and ethnographies on a regular basis. She shares her findings and analysis in her books, Decoding the New Consumer Mind (Wiley, 2014) and Gen BuY (Wiley, 2009) which Ethan discusses with her in this interview.

In Honor of All Who Have Served

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All of our freedoms, our Constitution and Bill of Rights, our shores, our homes, our communities, are free from foreign occupation thanks to all who have served our country with honor in the armed forces. A sincere and heartfelt thank you.

On this day, please take time to reflect on how we not not under British, German, or Japanese control. Thank you to our veterans.

And days like this when I reflect on our free country, I am concerned that many do not understand the word sovereignty. According to Merriam Webster, it means a country’s independent authority and the right to govern itself or freedom from external control.

To me U.S. sovereignty means our borders are secure, our citizens are the first priority, our freedom, liberty, and pursuit of happiness are the focus of the government we elect. That is what veterans served to protect and each and every chance we get, we must remind those that serve us in government of that sovereignty and sacrifice.

We must also remember that many service members need our help and we owe it to them: Proper medical care at a minimum, respect in our community, and our effort at their integration into civilian society.

Take a moment today to thank a veteran.

KSFO, GCN, and WPHT all this weekend

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I am pleased to announce that this Thursday and Friday I’ll be filling in for Brian Sussman on Cumulus Media’s Hot Talk 560 KSFO in San Francisco, CA from 5 to 9 a.m. Pacific Time on AM 560 or online at www.ksfo.com

Saturday is my regularly scheduled Ethan Bearman Program on Cumulus Media’s Hot Talk 560 KSFO in San Francisco, CA from 4 to 7 p.m. Pacific Time on AM 560 or online at www.ksfo.com

Sunday is the Ethan Bearman Show on affiliates of the Genesis Communications Network from 7 to 9 p.m. Eastern Time. Click HERE to listen or learn more about the show.

Then Sunday night I am hosting the 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. slot on CBS Radio’s WPHT AM 1210 Philadelphia, PA from 6 to 9 p.m. Eastern Time. Click HERE to listen or on the radio.com app on your smartphone.

Thanks for tuning in and remember to visit the podcast site should you miss a show or want to listen again!

WPHT, KSFO, and GCN all this weekend

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There are a great many opportunities to catch me on-air the next several days and I couldn’t be happier to speak with you.

I am pleased to announce that this Thursday and Friday I’ll be filling in for Rich Zeoli on CBS Radio’s WPHT AM 1210 Philadelphia, PA from 6 to 9 p.m. Eastern Time. Click HERE to listen or on the radio.com app on your smartphone.

Saturday is my regularly scheduled Ethan Bearman Program on Cumulus Media’s Hot Talk 560 KSFO in San Francisco, CA from 4 to 7 p.m. Pacific Time on AM 560 or online at www.ksfo.com

Sunday is the Ethan Bearman Show on affiliates of the Genesis Communications Network from 7 to 9 p.m. Eastern Time. Click HERE to listen or learn more about the show.

Then Sunday night is my inaugural show in the 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. slot on WPHT AM 1210 Philadelphia, PA.

Thanks for tuning in and remember to visit the podcast site should you miss a show or want to listen again!

L’Shanah Tovah Tikatevu 5775

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Traditional foods served during Rosh HaShanah

May you be inscribed (in the Book of Life) for a good year.

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and literally means “head of the year.”

Rabbi Benjamin Blech has an insightful article titled “Jews Don’t Say Happy New Year” on Rosh HaShanah. An excerpt quoting Kathleen Vohs, “”Happy people get joy from receiving benefits from others while people leading meaningful lives get a lot of joy from giving to others.” In other words, meaning transcends the self while happiness is all about giving the self what it wants.”

After a year in which Jew Hatred reared its vile, ugly head across Europe (synagogues firebombed in Germany and Belgium, Jews viciously attacked at a synagogue in France), and around the rest of the world surrounding Israel’s war with Gaza.

Let us all, Jews and Gentiles alike, pray for peace. Pray for people to value life more than death, pray for our children to be the future of goodness, pray for the hate-filled to become love-filled, pray for the angry to let it go, pray for the righteous to shine joyful light on the darkness that lurks and leaps, and pray for leaders to step forward.

In this New Year, may peace, prosperity, and joy find you and your family.

Reflections on My First Day in Israel

I travelled to Israel July 29 through August 1, 2014 to see for myself and report what was happening on the ground in Israel.

My desire was and is to bring another perspective to my readers, listeners, and fans that may very well be quite different from what they have seen in the news.

The morning of the second day, I shared my thoughts reflecting back to my first day on the ground.

Videographer: Joshua Fleisher

My Interview of Yishai Fleisher

My first night in Jerusalem, Israel I had the great pleasure of meeting and interviewing father, talk radio host, columnist for Jerusalem Post Magazine, and IDF soldier, Yishai Fleisher of the Voice of Israel. We spoke in their brand spanking new studios, which they opened before their planned date due to the war.

Thanks to Chanan Elias with The Face of Israel for the video work and Binyamin Nakonechny our senior chief engineer working the board.

Day 4 in Israel: Jerusalem and Tel Aviv

My final day in Israel, a 72 hour cease-fire announced, a chance for two hours of tourism in Jerusalem, and a final interview from Israel in Tel Aviv.

Chanan Elias from The Face of Israel met me first thing in the morning to head over to the Old City of Jerusalem and the older City of David. The place is the center of the universe for Judaism and Christianity, and the third most important city in Islam behind Mecca and Medina.

This is the location of so many major biblical events. Fascinatingly, over the past 150 years archaeologists have uncovered evidence supporting the events and continue making new finds to this day. I needed to see it first hand.

City of David Excavation, Jerusalem

City of David Excavation, Jerusalem

We began at the City of David, the much older and original Jerusalem, outside of the great walls that we see today. The sun was already beating down from a cloudless blue sky, slow-cooking the top of my head. It was truly magnificent to see the thousands of years of history uncovered in front of my eyes, the layers so carefully scraped back so we could see many different epochs ruled by the various dynasties.

The variety of ethnicities and religions represented by the tourists visiting was astounding. Represented were Africans in traditional wear, Arabs with hijabs, Germans in their sporting gear, Israelis with their small children, what appeared to be an American college-aged group, and more. There were far fewer numbers than normal due to the war.

The Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel

The Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel

After visiting the Western Wall (כותל), I wanted to visit the various quarters of the old city. We started by heading to the Arab Quarter and found ourselves denied entry by the police. Why? A “Day of Rage” protest was called by the Palestinian leadership. The police said no entry due to the danger as the previous week’s protest in another area had turned violent.

So much for peace or even a cease-fire. Within 15 minutes of the cease-fire time of 8:00 am, terrorists in Gaza continued lobbing rockets at Israeli civilians. Then approximately 90 minutes in to the cease-fire, the terrorists killed two IDF solders and a third is missing. IDF soldier Hadar Goldin, an officer in the Givati Brigade, is officially listed as missing in action. (UPDATE 8/2/14 18:48, Hadar Goldin has been declared deceased)

Jerusalem Police

Jerusalem Police

The police were everywhere. Absolutely professional, even-handed in their treatment toward all, and somehow not melting in the unforgiving late morning sun.

Next up was a trip to Tel Aviv. Chanan and Shay Attias co-ordinated an interview with Sendi Bar, a well-know Israeli actress for shows like the Unit and Prisoner of War, which is the original Israeli series that Homeland is based upon.

Interviewing Sendi Bar

Interviewing Sendi Bar

An actress wanting to speak out about the war with Hamas? I was intrigued. Our intrepid videographer, Joshua Fleisher, joined us to video the interview. Once the video is complete, I will share it with you.

In the meantime, let me just say that Ms. Bar is a kind, caring, compassionate, mother who is concerned for her country. She shared an analogy about instructing her son about schoolyard bullies and Hamas. She told her son that the first time a bully hits him, try to work it out with the bully. The second time a bully hits him, tell an authority figure. And the third time a bully hits him, punch him back hard. That is how she feels about Hamas at this point, enough is enough.

After the interview I went to visit Tel Aviv’s internationally famous beachfront. It was everything you have heard: cosmopolitan and beautiful, populated with tanned and toned bodies as if in Los Angeles. Except there were fewer people than a normal, late summer afternoon.

Beachfront Tel Aviv, Israel

Beachfront Tel Aviv, Israel

Finishing up my final hours in Israel, Sendi Bar invited me to a friend’s house for Shabbat dinner. Of course I said yes.

This was a traditional, yet modern, Shabbat dinner. Generations of family members gathered around the large table outside, friends, and stranger all joined together to light the candles, eat challah, drink wine, and eat well.

After the meal, I went to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion airport to head home. This was an exhausting trip, that opened my eyes to realities on the ground across Israel and the West Bank. There will be more to come soon.

Thank you to Vicky Culver, Haole Craig, the Gorson’s, Andrew in Austin, TX, and everyone else for contributing so far.

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