Ethan Explains Apple’s Drop 4/27/16

Apple announced their first drop in sales since 2003 and revenue fell 13%. Why does this happen and who will be the tech visionary in Silicon Valley to replace Steve Jobs?

From Fortune:

Along with confirming a widely predicted decline in iPhones sales during the first three months of the year, Apple on Tuesday reported its first drop in quarterly revenue on an annual basis since 2003. But the whole point of quarterly earnings is to glean information we didn’t already know.

So here are a few pieces of new information that are worth pondering as investors try to decide whether the most valuable U.S. public company is headed for a torturous decline or about to emerge triumphant again.

CEO Tim Cook didn’t sound worried on the company’s call with analysts. “The future of Apple is very bright,” he said while alluding to exciting but unspecified new products.
In recent years, most of Apple’s sales growth has come from China, but that engine too has greatly slowed. Apple said its China sales shrunk by more than a quarter to $12.5 billion. The rate of growth had already slipped to 14% last quarter’s from jumps of 99%, 112%, and 71% in the three prior quarter. Further, the challenges are increasing after China forced Apple to shut downits iBooks store and iTunes movie service last week after just six months in operation, reducing the appeal of the iOS ecosystem there.

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Ethan Explains ObamaCare UnitedHealth 4/19/16

The topic today is the reality of ObamaCare exchanges with the news the UnitedHealth Group is pulling out of several states and Aetna announcing they are losing money on these plans. I have a solution and it doesn’t involve a 2,000+ page bill that Congress doesn’t read read before passing (remember that Nancy Pelosi said they had to pass PPACA so they could understand what was in it, thanks to our Congress being parasites on the backside of lobbyists!)

From The Washington Post:

“UnitedHealth Group, the nation’s largest health insurer, said that in 2017 it will exit most of the 34 states where it offers plans on the Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges in an earnings call.”

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Fox Business Network Stuart Varney appearance December 23 2015

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I had the honor and pleasure of joining Stuart Varney’s Varney & Co. show on Fox Business Network, Wednesday, December 23, 2015.

I discussed Southern California Gas Company’s Aliso Canyon natural gas leak near the Porter Ranch development and the missing environmental guru Governor Jerry Brown. The story has been on-going since the leak started on October 23rd, at one of the largest natural gas reservoirs in the western United States. SoCalGas estimates the relief well will not be complete for another 3 to 4 months and in the meantime, the equivalent of an extra 7,000 cars have been put on the road in relation to the greenhouse gas emissions.

Shocking Surprise About Apple’s Solar Farm

Apple announced back in February its intent to spend $850 million on a solar farm in far southeastern Monterey County in California. I visited the site to share some stunning news about the plan and why it doesn’t solve any actual problems. Watch this video and see what the problem is with Apple’s solar farm and what we really should be doing.

And while I was driving the backroads of southeastern Monterey county, California, I was struck by the rugged beauty of the hills and had a nice visit with a couple of antelope.

Pronghorn antelope alongside Cholame Valley Rd

Pronghorn antelope alongside Cholame Valley Rd

And this is the nearby high power transmission lines connecting Paso Robles with the Central Valley, crossing Cholame Valley Rd near San Miguel, California.

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Appearance on Rick Amato Show May 8 2015 UK NSA UN US Citizenship

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I had a great time with an appearance on The Rick Amato Show Friday, May 8, 2015. We discussed the UK Elections, more people renting wealth gap widens, NSA surveillance violates the Patriot Act, journalists prevented from UN PEN event, people giving up US citizenship, off-duty officer bites man’s groin. Let me know your comments below!

Guest Hosting The Nationally Televised Rick Amato Show

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I had the privilege of guest hosting the Rick Amato Show on the One America News Network Friday, April 24, 2015 at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific. My guests were Barry Nussbaum, President of the Israel Group,  we discussed a rocket fired at Israel from Gaza, the Iran deal and $50 billion payoff, and the Temple Mount Sifting Project. Post your comments below and share it with your friends!

I presented the Mamaluke of the Day, and then interview Mireya Solis, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.

The third segment I interviewed Cabot Phillips, Campus Correspondent with CampusReform.org. We discussed students at the University of Washington saying they will vote for Hillary Clinton simply because of her gender. Plus UT Dallas didn’t allow a conservative campus group to speak with other students while on campus.

And the Grassroots Citizens Panel featuring Michelle Moons, Breitbart.com investigative reporter, Shawn Steel, Republican National Committeeman from California, and Manuel Avitia, public defender in southern California. We discussed the President’s drone war and the President backing away from the word “genocide” regarding the Turkish genocide of Armenians 100 years ago.

The GRCP discussed the Hillary Clinton Foundation scandal affecting her chances or not, and why are Americans so bad at saving money?

We discussed the new discovery of magma in the Yellowstone super volcano, Americans rank 15th in the world for happiness according to a recent survey, and a lightning round of Presidential picks.

It Is On – This Weekend

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We could potentially have our first Hispanic President in Senator Ted Cruz, Germanwings co-pilot twisted 9/11 safety rules resulting in 150 deaths, computers are writing the news, and knapsack halting quantum hacks, and so much more this weekend!

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First, I would like to thank TALKERS magazine for honoring me with a second year in their list of the Heavy Hundred of talk radio.

2015 Good Times Best of Santa Cruz

March 25th was a two-fer with my loyal listeners in Santa Cruz, where I haven’t been a local host for a full year now, voted me runner-up Best Radio Personality in Santa Cruz County, against music stations, NPR, sports, etc., in the Good Times Reader Poll. Thank you!

Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. Pacific Time is the Ethan Bearman Program on Hot Talk 560 KSFO in San Francisco, covering the latest in Bay Area and California news and current events. Strange stories abound, from the scientist backing off his one year of water left claim to an alleged, complex kidnapping hoax. Texas Senator Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for President on Monday, I’ll speak with International Business Times Breaking News Editor Cristina Silva regarding her article “Ted Cruz 2016: Why Hispanic Voters Might Not Be Thrilled If Texas Senator Becomes First Latino President.” A discussion with California’s RNC Commiteeman Shawn Steel will bring the latest news on the 2016 political races. And the #NotTheOnion segment points out news that sounds like satire, but is real.

Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. Central Time is the Ethan Bearman Show on affiliates of the Genesis Communications Network, with the latest national and international events, plus science and technology news. Horrible news from the Alps with Germanwings 9525 intentionally taken down by the co-pilot. Psychologist Doctor Bart Rossi join me to discuss. Robots taking over? I’ll discuss with IBT writer Max Willens and his article “SXSW 2015: Robots, Algorithms Infiltrate The News Business, Selecting Stories And Writing Them.” Plus more disastrous moves by President Obama in retaliation against Israel, which didn’t make the headlines, and more!

Tuesday at 10 p.m. Eastern Time is the Rick Amato Show on One America News Network on Verizon FiOS 116/616, AT&T U-verse 208/1208, GCI 64/703, Frontier 208/1208, CenturyLink 209/1209 where I’ll be a featured guest in studio discussing the latest political and cultural topics with Rick.

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The Keystone XL Pipeline Veto

I discuss the Keystone XL pipeline veto by President Obama, relay facts regarding the environmental argument, how MIT Professor of Energy Economics Chris Knittel says it will actually reduce carbon emissions, rail versus pipeline safety according to the Washington Post, economic impact of refining in the United States since we don’t allow export of crude oil, and the money behind this fight in the form of rail companies (Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway bought the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad) versus pipeline companies.

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.”