CU Talks: Bureaucracy and Its Drag on Society, ep.1410

In this week’s podcast:
Bureaucracies, at every level, place a drag on society, how infuriating it can be to be forced to ask permission for what would otherwise be a very benign activity.

Nikos shares his tales of woe from Greece – both in country as a lad, and quite recently in dealing with the Greek Embassy. Maddening, frustrating, horrid – and sadly not all that different from American Bureaucracy. This is our future?

Jim shares the story of a Wyoming farmer who had the audacity to put in a stock pond, on his own land, with all the required permits. The EPA comes along afterwards, decides they don’t like it, and now the man is headed towards bankruptcy due to the excessive fines. And he has very little legal recourse. Then he reminds us, this has all been predicted:

After having thus successively taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp and fashioned him at will, the supreme power then extends its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd
— Alexis de Tocqueville

Leslie found that Marco Rubio introduced a proposal to reduce the cost of federal regulations. First you’ll be surprised at just how costly these regulations are, but it’s good to know that there is some work being done to slow or stop THIS outrageous aspect of Federal Leviathan. And…there’s some bipartisanship on this effort as well. It just needs to get more attention.

Sources

We used these articles to aid in our research for this week’s episode, please check them out for yourself!

About the show:

Every Thursday, 9pm Central, join us for an hour of Conservative Discussion with real people from real places in America, NOT DC and NOT the Media. CU Talks is the one hour weekly program from
The Conservative Union, largest conservative community on Google Plus. We focus on political news of the week, as it matters to you, and with an optimistic spin.

About the hosts:

  • James Pisano (The Chief) lives in California, is currently active duty in the Coast Guard, and drives a Prius – not because he’s afraid of global warming, but because it made sense for him to purchase it – FREE MARKET, YEAH!
  • Nikolaos Dimopoulos (Nikos) was born in Greece, got here as soon as he could
    , will be a US Citizen eligible to vote in 2016, and is the American Dream personified.
  • Leslie P is a native Texan and a redhead, she’ll cut you.

We may or may not all be armed.

Tonight – CU Talks: Voice of the Conservative Union ep.1410

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Join us tonight! Thursday, 9pm Central for an hour of Conservative Discussion with real people from real places in America, NOT DC and NOT the Media.

Go to the Google+ Event page to listen to the show and access the Q&A area to communicate with us during the show

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About the show:

CU Talks is the one hour weekly program from The Conservative Union, largest conservative community on Google Plus. We focus on political news of the week, as it matters to you, and with an optimistic spin.

About the hosts:

  • James Pisano (The Chief) lives in California, is currently active duty in the Coast Guard, and drives a Prius – not because he’s afraid of global warming, but because it made sense for him to purchase it – FREE MARKET, YEAH!
  • Nikolaos Dimopoulos (Nikos) was born in Greece, got here as soon as he could, will be a US Citizen eligible to vote in 2016, and is the American Dream personified.
  • Leslie P is a native Texan and a redhead, she’ll cut you.

We may or may not all be armed.

Reminder – CU Talks: Voice of the Conservative Union ep.1410

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Join us this coming Thursday, 9pm Central for an hour of Conservative Discussion with real people from real places in America, NOT DC and NOT the Media.

Go to the Google+ Event page to listen to the show and access the Q&A area to communicate with us during the show

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About the show:

CU Talks is the one hour weekly program from The Conservative Union, largest conservative community on Google Plus. We focus on political news of the week, as it matters to you, and with an optimistic spin.

About the hosts:

  • James Pisano (The Chief) lives in California, is currently active duty in the Coast Guard, and drives a Prius – not because he’s afraid of global warming, but because it made sense for him to purchase it – FREE MARKET, YEAH!
  • Nikolaos Dimopoulos (Nikos) was born in Greece, got here as soon as he could, will be a US Citizen eligible to vote in 2016, and is the American Dream personified.
  • Leslie P is a native Texan and a redhead, she’ll cut you.

We may or may not all be armed.

Upcoming Show – CU Talks: Voice of the Conservative Union ep.1410

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Join us next Thursday, 9pm Central for an hour of Conservative Discussion with real people from real places in America, NOT DC and NOT the Media.

Go to the Google+ Event page to listen to the show and access the Q&A area to communicate with us during the show

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About the show:

CU Talks is the one hour weekly program from The Conservative Union, largest conservative community on Google Plus. We focus on political news of the week, as it matters to you, and with an optimistic spin.

About the hosts:

  • James Pisano (The Chief) lives in California, is currently active duty in the Coast Guard, and drives a Prius – not because he’s afraid of global warming, but because it made sense for him to purchase it – FREE MARKET, YEAH!
  • Nikolaos Dimopoulos (Nikos) was born in Greece, got here as soon as he could, will be a US Citizen eligible to vote in 2016, and is the American Dream personified.
  • Leslie P is a native Texan and a redhead, she’ll cut you.

We may or may not all be armed.

CU Talks: Ukraine Update and Analysis ep.1409

This week’s podcast is here! In this episode:

  • What, exactly, is going on in the Ukraine, and what does it mean to the rest of the world?
    • The human aspect: Nikos has friends there, our CU community members have friends there
    • America’s position, what can we do, what will we do
    • Why is Europe hamstrung in their ability to respond?
    • The military drawdown, does it change the calculation
    • Historical parallels
  • Too busy to be involved in politics? A slightly different perspective may help.
    • Recognize where we can’t compete against liberals
    • Recognize where we can, and how we could
    • Somethings we can do are not only better for the conservative movement, but can make US happier too

 

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Here and now:

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Sources

We used these articles to aid in our research for this week’s episode, please check them out for yourself!

About the show:

Every Thursday, 9pm Central, join us for an hour of Conservative Discussion with real people from real places in America, NOT DC and NOT the Media. CU Talks is the one hour weekly program from
The Conservative Union, largest conservative community on Google Plus. We focus on political news of the week, as it matters to you, and with an optimistic spin.

About the hosts:

  • James Pisano (The Chief) lives in California, is currently active duty in the Coast Guard, and drives a Prius – not because he’s afraid of global warming, but because it made sense for him to purchase it – FREE MARKET, YEAH!
  • Nikolaos Dimopoulos (Nikos) was born in Greece, got here as soon as he could
    , will be a US Citizen eligible to vote in 2016, and is the American Dream personified.
  • Leslie P is a native Texan and a redhead, she’ll cut you.

We may or may not all be armed.

Tonight – CU Talks: Voice of the Conservative Union ep.1409

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Join us tonight! Thursday, 9pm Central for an hour of Conservative Discussion with real people from real places in America, NOT DC and NOT the Media.

Go to the Google+ Event page to listen to the show and access the Q&A area to communicate with us during the show

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About the show:

CU Talks is the one hour weekly program from The Conservative Union, largest conservative community on Google Plus. We focus on political news of the week, as it matters to you, and with an optimistic spin.

About the hosts:

  • James Pisano (The Chief) lives in California, is currently active duty in the Coast Guard, and drives a Prius – not because he’s afraid of global warming, but because it made sense for him to purchase it – FREE MARKET, YEAH!
  • Nikolaos Dimopoulos (Nikos) was born in Greece, got here as soon as he could, will be a US Citizen eligible to vote in 2016, and is the American Dream personified.
  • Leslie P is a native Texan and a redhead, she’ll cut you.

We may or may not all be armed.

Reminder – CU Talks: Voice of the Conservative Union ep.1409

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Join us this coming Thursday, 9pm Central for an hour of Conservative Discussion with real people from real places in America, NOT DC and NOT the Media.

Go to the Google+ Event page to listen to the show and access the Q&A area to communicate with us during the show

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About the show:

CU Talks is the one hour weekly program from The Conservative Union, largest conservative community on Google Plus. We focus on political news of the week, as it matters to you, and with an optimistic spin.

About the hosts:

  • James Pisano (The Chief) lives in California, is currently active duty in the Coast Guard, and drives a Prius – not because he’s afraid of global warming, but because it made sense for him to purchase it – FREE MARKET, YEAH!
  • Nikolaos Dimopoulos (Nikos) was born in Greece, got here as soon as he could, will be a US Citizen eligible to vote in 2016, and is the American Dream personified.
  • Leslie P is a native Texan and a redhead, she’ll cut you.

We may or may not all be armed.

Upcoming Show – CU Talks: Voice of the Conservative Union ep.1409

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Join us next Thursday, 9pm Central for an hour of Conservative Discussion with real people from real places in America, NOT DC and NOT the Media.

Go to the Google+ Event page to listen to the show and access the Q&A area to communicate with us during the show

[google+events limit=”1″ search=”CU Talks” countdown=”true” attendees=”show_all”]

About the show:

CU Talks is the one hour weekly program from The Conservative Union, largest conservative community on Google Plus. We focus on political news of the week, as it matters to you, and with an optimistic spin.

About the hosts:

  • James Pisano (The Chief) lives in California, is currently active duty in the Coast Guard, and drives a Prius – not because he’s afraid of global warming, but because it made sense for him to purchase it – FREE MARKET, YEAH!
  • Nikolaos Dimopoulos (Nikos) was born in Greece, got here as soon as he could, will be a US Citizen eligible to vote in 2016, and is the American Dream personified.
  • Leslie P is a native Texan and a redhead, she’ll cut you.

We may or may not all be armed.

CU Talks: Open Mic Night ep.1408

This week’s podcast is here! In this episode:

  • Warrantless Searches–  A recent SCOTUS ruling is causing a good deal of consternation among 4th Amendment fans, which definitely includes all of us. The three of us have varying reactions to the dangers posed by this ruling, and the rights simultaneously protected by it.
  • Military Budgeting – always a contentious topic, it’s not just the budget that’s a problem as we stop being a “nation at war”, explicitly, in Iraq and Afghanistan. There are big problems with the way money is spent. We didn’t get to spend as much time on this as we wanted to, I’m certain we’ll address it more later. The shocking part of the show – we began that section of it by all agreeing that Chuck Hagel was not completely wrong, and we all liked a good portion of what he said. Yeah. We did. We really did.

 

CUTalks-EventTheme-600x150-2Listen to the show, you have options:

Here and now:

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  Liberty’s Torch YouTube channel – please subscribe while you’re there!

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Sources

We used these articles to aid in our research for this week’s episode, please check them out for yourself!

About the show:

Every Thursday, 9pm Central, join us for an hour of Conservative Discussion with real people from real places in America, NOT DC and NOT the Media. CU Talks is the one hour weekly program from
The Conservative Union, largest conservative community on Google Plus. We focus on political news of the week, as it matters to you, and with an optimistic spin.

About the hosts:

  • James Pisano (The Chief) lives in California, is currently active duty in the Coast Guard, and drives a Prius – not because he’s afraid of global warming, but because it made sense for him to purchase it – FREE MARKET, YEAH!
  • Nikolaos Dimopoulos (Nikos) was born in Greece, got here as soon as he could
    , will be a US Citizen eligible to vote in 2016, and is the American Dream personified.
  • Leslie P is a native Texan and a redhead, she’ll cut you.

We may or may not all be armed.

Tonight – CU Talks: Open Mic Night ep.1408

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Join us tonight! Thursday, 9pm Central for an hour of Conservative Discussion with real people from real places in America, NOT DC and NOT the Media.

Go to the Google+ Event page to listen to the show and access the Q&A area to communicate with us during the show

[google+events limit=”1″ search=”CU Talks” countdown=”true” attendees=”show_all”]

About the show:

CU Talks is the one hour weekly program from The Conservative Union, largest conservative community on Google Plus. We focus on political news of the week, as it matters to you, and with an optimistic spin.

About the hosts:

  • James Pisano (The Chief) lives in California, is currently active duty in the Coast Guard, and drives a Prius – not because he’s afraid of global warming, but because it made sense for him to purchase it – FREE MARKET, YEAH!
  • Nikolaos Dimopolous (Nikos) was born in Greece, got here as soon as he could, will be a US Citizen eligible to vote in 2016, and is the American Dream personified.
  • Leslie P is a native Texan and a redhead, she’ll cut you.

We may or may not all be armed.