Bullying from Playgrounds to Politics

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Bullies at school and in government, American-Israeli alliance crisis, major court rulings, political machines in action, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) decides that the Internet is a public utility, and a big set of guest interviews, tune in and follow for the conversations!

First, I would like to thank author and cultural moderator Greg Archer and The Huffington Post for including me in “Agents of Change: 5 Inspiring Souls Worthy of Our Attention Right Now

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. CalGuns foundation executive director, Brandon Combs, will cover the latest court ruling this week in California regarding handguns. 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. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is coming to Washington, D.C. to speak to Congress regardless of National Security Advisor Susan Rice calling his visit “destructive“. I’ll discuss this with a key architect of the Egypt-Israel peace agreement, Ambassador Gideon Meir. Major career political consultant Hank Sheinkopf joins me to explain a huge court ruling in New York holding the PLO and PA responsible for $655.5 million in damages for terror attacks injuring or killing Americans during the Second Intifada. Then I discuss childhood bullying with World Champion Kung Fu Master Sifu Karl Romain, author of The Self-Confidence Factor: A Parent’s Guide to Bully Prevention followed by a discussion of a new citizen watchdog group, TSA Watch, with founder Evan Cutler.

Monday at 7:45 a.m. Alaska Time is the Tech Talk segment of The Michael Dukes Show on AM 700 KBYR where I’ll discuss the FCC decision to regulate the Internet under Title II.

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 discussing the latest political and cultural topics with Rick.

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Published in the Santa Cruz Good Times

Santa Cruz Good TimesCheck out my latest piece, “Political Parties and Post Partisan Politics” at the Santa Cruz Good Times!

Have you ever felt like our politicians in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. are never getting anything done? It’s gridlock baby and it’s our own fault.

There is a deep-seated human need to identify with a group and see other groups as the enemy. We haven’t evolved much from the Stone Age. It’s one of the reasons sports are so popular—I have my team to cheer for and everybody else is the opposition to be defeated.

The duopoly that we call our political system today with the Democrats and Republicans fits cleanly into this deep psychological need that we have. Sadly, it has devolved into something akin to sport or even warfare. And the Internet, with the anonymity of attacks, has sharpened the edge of the divide.

Every one of you shaking your head that it is only the other side that acts that way needs to bring your head back into the delightfully warm sunlight (while dodging the chemtrails) and realize that your side—whatever it may be—engages in this counterproductive behavior too.

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