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The Joel Gaines Show 2-14-10

Posted in Economy, Health Insurance, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2010 by raingeg

After a bit of a break from the blogging world, I am back and still suffering from writers block. As I work out my new sleep and exercise schedule, which to my blogging demise means I have to sleep more and be away from the computer more. That said, here’s yesterdays ep of The Joel Gaines Show the Valentines edition.

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What Joel is talking about this week:

Let’s take a look at the state of the American economy. I have some sobering news for you on this front.

As the health care takeover begins to crumble, congressional democrats are starting to point fingers – who do you think they are going to blame? We’ll discuss one of the scapegoats today.

Global Warming AKA Climate Change – another Obama initiative on the ropes – is in tatters world-wide as fewer drink the Kool-Aid.

I would like to take an opportunity to agree with George Will today – I’ve been at odds with him on a couple of topics, but let’s take a look at the DC School Choice initiative and compare their attitude towards that with their approach to health care reform. I think you will find this interesting. As we will expose the hypocritical nature of the American leftists.

Iran is claiming to be able to enrich uranium at 80% with an investment to make that higher in the near future


The Joel Gaines Show 1-31-10 (Audio download)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2010 by raingeg

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My job on the show is to make it all work on the sound end and occasionally ask a stupid question. Anyway, here’s the “on tap.”

Republicans are hopeful for another Senate seat, this one possibly coming from President Obama’s own state of Illinois.

HLS Secretary Napolitano is being criticized by Top Democrats of the House Homeland Security Committee.

North Korea is back in the news, demanding a formal end to the Korean War – we’ll cover that.

The Senate has raised the US debt Limit – again – let’s take a quick look at that.

Let’s take a look at the state of the union address and offer a few comments on that as well.

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The Joel Gaines Show 1-24-10

Posted in Health Insurance, Politics, The Joel Gaines Show with tags , , , , on January 26, 2010 by raingeg

Just so you know, the information on the show was written by Joel, I’m not Joel.

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Some surprising news today about me (Joel) and the American National Political Scene – I think those of you who have followed me over the years will find my announcement unbelievable – to say the least.

Health Care – what is the latest – I mean we took a few weeks off and they still have not got the thing signed into law.

There was a special election in Massachusetts to fill Ted Kennedy’s senate seat. Now many of you know what the outcome was, but what does it mean?

President Obama’s bank proposals are not getting much acclaim in the G20 and Wall Street has responded very negatively as well. Let’s talk about this issue and see if we can solve it here.

What is the Democratic Party’s major worry in 2010 plus Campaign Finance laws in 24 states are impacted by a recent Supreme Court ruling.

Joel Gaines Show 11-29-09 (Audio)

Posted in Economy, Health Insurance, Politics with tags , , , , , , on December 2, 2009 by raingeg

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So, it appears the long needed ramp of forces to Afghanistan is going to happen – but I want to talk a little about why it was difficult for this administration to come to this decision.

What did President Obama do on Thanksgiving?

Jeff Jacoby says conservatives have it wrong on Illegal Immigrants – I’ll tell you about his misperception, but I agree with some of his points.

Let’s see how you feel about this. Senator Lieberman on Public Option in Healthcare.

Eric Holder regrets his choice of words related to race relations in America.

Joe Klein thinks it is too early to judge president Obama on his mistakes – why is this?

The Future of Media: Introduction

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on October 12, 2009 by raingeg

All forms of media have felt the effect of the internet and the consumers gravitation to new technology. You often see writers, frightened by what they see, writing about the uncertain future of newspapers, books, radio and television. As of late I’ve been fairly laid back about the whole issue and I still am. But there is a larger point that needs to be made in regard to these mediums and their future.

Newspapers, books, radio and television might not exist in the near future, well at least as we know them today. I have a problem with people getting worked up over loosing these mediums. While I don’t want them to go, I don’t want them to stay if they’re not wanted.

Here is the main point that anyone worried about the future needs to understand. Newspapers/books, radios and televisions are all delivery methods. Outside of a newspaper or a book, the alphabet and words will still exist. Outside of the radio industry, audio recording and even transmission via the internet will continue. And moving pictures will still be around even if televisions are not the sole mode of consumption.

Something that we all need to accept is that the internet will be the distribution method for all of the media that we consume. That does not necessarily mean that the computer will be the mode of consumption, it will be a middle man. The computer will be a way for the consumer to set up what they want to read, watch, and listen too. It will become a central access point for the consumer to pick favorites, subscribe to certain feeds for all types of media, and just make basic decisions about what they want to consume. The media will then be sent out via a network or internet connection too a smart phone, gaming console, entertainment computer, or reading device, and the media will be streaming on those devices waiting to be consumed.

Why streaming? Its simple. The one advantage that the newspaper, radio, and television industries have over the consumer is the fact that they are in charge of when and where the consumer gets their product. If the consumer has to receive the product after a short ad then so be it, that’s how its always been. There is a fear on the part of the industries and advertisers that the industries will loose this element of control and they will have no way of basically forcing the consumer to see an ad. If they loose that control the advertisers don’t spend money and the industries loose money.

That is where streaming comes in. This generally only applies to radio and television, this dilemma is not as common in the world of text. If something is streamed, interrupting that stream is virtually impossible for the average consumer/user and that allows the industries to be able to force the consumer to watch an ad. This is already happening with Hulu and popular videos on Youtube.

In the coming days I will write about all of these industries in depth and tell you what I think will happen to them. So be sure to look for these posts interspersed with my normal blog activity.

The Joel Gaines Show 8-16-09

Posted in Economy, Health Insurance, Politics, The Joel Gaines Show with tags , , , , , , , on August 17, 2009 by raingeg

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August in a non election year is typically a very slow, non-political time. But we are not seeing this with the Obama administration.

Arizona is reporting the effects of a 2006 voter initiative regarding services to illegal immigrants.

The Deficit – which is a leftist talking point about how terrible President Bush was, grew by 181 billion in July and is now higher than at any time in history.

In a very Putin-like move, a very soviet- like move, Dmitry Medvedev, president of Russia involved himself in the Ukrainian presidential elections.

And finally, will there be a big 1994 – like upset in congress in 2010? My thoughts on that today as well.

The Joel Gaines Show 8-9-09

Posted in Contributed, Economy, Health Insurance, Politics, The Joel Gaines Show with tags , , , on August 10, 2009 by raingeg

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The Obama administration ignored the evidence from Massachusetts with regards to mandated health coverage and is now ignoring the evidence from Universal health Care in France. But I will tell you also why comparing the US healthcare system to some other country is ridiculous to begin with.

I want to talk about the Cold war – not the one people think is over – the one that never ended. And we’ll get into why the Obama administration needs to get tougher in the foreign policy area, and quickly.

The world experienced Mahmoud week just recently – plus more foreign policy discussion – let’s get up to date on developments in our relations with China and North Korea

Finally, last time we talked, I gave you information about the complete zero impact the climate control bill would have on the climate. This week let’s take a look at the impact the Climate Change bill will have on US jobs.