Fascinating: Zuhdi Jasser Interview

Owens interviews Zuhdi Jassar, President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy. Learn about life in Syria and political oppression.

A lot of what he described reminds me of the Chinese Cultural Revolution.

Weekend Coffee Share

wordswag_15073188796611453091488Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some timely  catching up with friends (old and new)!

If we were having coffee, I’d ask you how you did during week 6 of the WuFlu Lockdown. Of course, we’d be having coffee and talking over the phone or on Zoom.

Last Monday I had two conference calls and a Zoom board meeting to attend. Then on Tuesday I had another two conference calls and could have joined a Zoom event through my church. They’re doing the wonderful Alpha program and now it was transferred on to Zoom. While it’s lovely that Zoom enables people to connect during a lockdown, I was just tired of this format. I watched the Alpha program on my own, but couldn’t bring myself to watch another Zoom event.

My team at work has coalesced and unified, which is great because there’s little support as we’re remote and our office is 95% closed.

I’m missing the library. I’ve finished most of the books and DVDs I’ve checked out. Yes, we have access to ebooks, but my password doesn’t work with Hoopla and Libby’s offerings don’t compare. Also, I still prefer real books.

I enjoy both Dave Rubin and Ben Shapiro and here’s a video I’ve started watching with both of them talking about Free Speech. I also recommend Eric Metaxas’ interview of Candace Owens.

I finished reading The Starlet and the Spy, set in Korea just after the Korean War. In a nutshell, it was okay, but I’ve read better. More on that tomorrow.

Last night was another terrific pair of episodes of The Last Dance, the documentary about the Chicago Bulls 1997-98 season. I learned a lot about Dennis Rodman and Phil Jackson.

On Healthcare, Must-See

Recently, I’ve heard three sources Dr. Shiva Ayyaduri, who ran for the Senate as an independent in Massachusetts, Gary Wolfram, the economics professor on Hillsdale online and now Katy Talento (above) explain how insurance companies keep healthcare costs high. It’s in their interest to do so as if costs were affordable for all but catastrophic care, you would only get those policies.

In this video the focus is on how healthcare prices should be openly posted so people know what they’ll have to pay. There’s no reason that these should be shrouded in secrecy till the bills are presented to the “customer.”

Scott Adams’ Analysis

A must-see video about how the world is changing. Better than Meet the Press or Face the Nation.

If you read Adams’ book Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don’t Matter you’ll understand his thinking even more.