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Siouxland Women’s U.S. House GOP Nominee Forum

Siouxland Women’s U.S. House GOP Nominee Forum

Hello Readers,

If you want to skim this article then here are the two big points to take away.

1. Neil Tapio and Shantel Krebs are incredibly similar in policy and agree on almost everything policy-wise that was asked this evening. Some crucial differences on the War on Terror and how a Congressperson can bring about change. But that is it.

2. Tapio is a very lovely man and an entirely legitimate candidate. He is so very much more reasonable, and main-stream in his politics than the peoples of the internet have labeled him. You don’t have to agree with him, but he isn’t a monster.

Here are the candidate responses to questions asked as I wrote them in my notes:

Introduce yourself:
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Krebs: Turned the paperwork mess she inherited four years ago, and now it “runs at the speed of business” (I am aware how cheesy that sounds. It was repeated several times tonight)

Pro-President Trump, 4rth generation farm girl. Owned at least two businesses in Sioux Falls.

Wants to reform and make D.C. run things like a business

De-regulation in general. Wants to work on the Agriculture Committee in the House of Representatives.

South Dakota Values! Get Government out of the way of the people.

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Tapio: Small business owner and an entrepreneur. Considers himself entirely politically incorrect.

$700 Billion deficit with a 21 trillion dollar debt. Congress out of control spending.

Wants to end the War on Terror (this is probably the most significant difference between the two)

He was the Trump South Dakota state director early on in the presidential campaign.

Not your typical politician and dramatically desires entitlement reform for things like social security spending for example.

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Question: What to do with the overspending by Congress
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Tapio: We have runaway spending on Social Programs.

The War on Terror is super expensive and is impossible to solve without addressing the Islamic terrorist problem behind it.

A significant problem with these social programs is that they do nothing to solve the breakdown of the family unit.

” We need to fight for Faith, Family, Freedom, and Free Enterprise.”

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Krebs: She agrees with Tapio on much of what he just said, especially on the issue of government reform

As S.D. secretary of state, she uses 0 based budgeting, which is what all businesses have to use.

“Wipe the Budget clean every year.”

She wanted further reductions on the S.D. appropriations budget, and the S.D. legislature wouldn’t give it to her.(actually impressive)

She wants to support President Trump in Congress.

We need to de-regulate for farms and businesses, especially for starting small ones.

The story about how the businesses and farms she talks to can’t get lines of credit due to a bad law like Frank-Dodd.

Congress needs to have oversight over any proposed regulations from the executive bureaucracy.

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Question: What about the Omnibus bill recently passed and the funding for Planned Parenthood
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Krebs: The Omnibus bill is always the wrong approach

Our National Congress needs to reflect better S.D. state Congress which goes through legislation line by line.

Pay raise for the military in the omnibus bill was very good and well needed. But this is the wrong way to go about getting it.

We must ultimately Defund Planned Parenthood.

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Tapio: What can we possibly accomplish going the Krebs way: line upon line

This position is only 1 out of 134 people. Therefore it is impossible to bring about real change following the system.

Commended Trump for his fighting and recognition of Islamic Terrorism.

We have to do the big things right. What are we still doing there? (in the middle east and Syria)

20 years later and we are still fighting in places like Iraq?

There is no bigger supporter of President Trump than Tapio.

The political system as is is incapable of solving these problems (omnibus, the war on terror, etc.)

To bring about real change we need people of courage to take this on.

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Question: Support the wall or not? If so, how do we fund it?
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Tapio: In favor of wall and Mexico should pay for it.

Send Mexico the bill for all the money we spend on its citizens (social programs, money sent out of the nation, etc.)

Wants to be a member of the Freedom Caucus

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Krebs: In favor of the wall, secure borders, extreme vetting, and ending chain migration.

Cap government spending including capping the money spent by government agencies

She disagrees with Tapio on the 1 of 134 comments.

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Question: What about the recent school shooting in Parkland Florida? What do you propose to keep schools safe?
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Krebs: Lifetime Member of the NRA, story about shooting a rattlesnake four times with a shotgun (overkill, but still a funny story)

A strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment, In favor of the school sentinel programs.
Wants to make such programs an option to school-boards if they wish to pursue it.

Having an armed police officer at each school is a good idea (included with the Sentinel comments btw)

Increase education for Mental Health Awareness,

The conversation in Congress for trying out Gun Control must stop:
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Tapio: For the Parkland Shooting Evil Idiot (my term for him, won’t aggrandize him by using his real name) there were at least 40 run-ins with law enforcement before the shooting.

30 days prior he said on his Facebook page that he wanted to be a school shooter.

This isn’t a 2nd Amendment problem, but instead a failure by Law Enforcement.

President Obama pushed policy to reduce the number of minorities going to jail irrespective of actual criminal activity.

That policy creates more problems, Basically said you would have shootings with such a plan.

There used to be a STAR academy for people needing help.

Told story about church family friend who had a meth problem as a teenager. In short after begging Law enforcement to do something over and over again, eventually, they consented to take the kid and to get him some rehab and other help.

Fast Forward 6 months later, and the kid was put precisely into that same high school and environment that the kid used to live when he was doing drugs. Thus kids in that situation, of course, are more likely to return to bad behavior.

He wants to fight the Obama system.

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Question: What do you think of the Trump Tariffs and the trade war (my term) with China.
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Krebbs: I appreciate what President Trump is trying to do.

Trump is trying to deal with China and open new markets.

China continually steals our intellectual properties and provides no recourse to fix it.

The story about seeing a truck with a fake version of the Triple M logo, instead says triple N.

She is the only one with an agricultural background and has spent time in China opening up markets for South Dakota agricultural products.

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Tapio: $300 billion trade deficit in the United States. A $500 billion dollar trade imbalance.

Agrees that China steals our I.P.s

China is a currency manipulator plus we have with them a great product to product imbalance.

Trump is treating this issue correctly but taking it head-on.

It’s a terrible situation right now economically, but it has to be done.

Trump is doing Bi-lateral negotiation. And that is also partly why he is pushing renegotiation NAFTA and China.

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Question: Agriculture and the Farm Bill.
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Tapio: He has lots of family in Agriculture, and continuously works with people in agriculture.

So he has a “strong pulse on the Agriculture Community.”

The commodity to dollar ratio is hurting businesses and agriculture.

He remembers when his businesses were hurt by as much as 65% due to this problem.

Dollar policy directly affects agriculture prices.

And there will always be a continual market for protein.

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Krebs: 80% of the Farm Bill is Welfare Assistance, with only 20% addressing agriculture

Reform the Farm Bill

Require work requirements for SNAP and other welfare assistance

Food Security is Bio Security. So we need to have food security.

We need a farm safety net program in case of things like Hale or Drought.

It is impossible for beginning farmers to get loans.

We need a Foot and Mouth vaccination Program, (I”m assuming Cattle)

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Question: Why are you running for Congress?
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Krebs: Feels like the Federal Government is changing and she wants to be a part of that.

Yes, it is possible to change the federal government.

We need to run government like a business and “run government at the speed of business.”
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Tapio: Krebs has done very well as our S.D. Secretary of State

To be a good leader and make the change you need to be able to face the heat

Need to be able to face the issue of Islamist Extremism, which is a civilization level issue.

He is not an Establishment candidate

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Question Was attacking Syria a good idea? When and how do you know it is time to engage with military force?
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Tapio: The nation-states in the Middle East aren’t naturally created states. They tend to be governed by a Shia.

Why should we help the Syrian rebels whose membership mostly came from terrorist organizations such as ISIS?

Once Bashar is gone who gets to replace him, and will they be any better?

He used to believe that nations and people naturally yearn for Democracy and Freedom.

There are some 1.2 billion Muslims, the issue of Syria should be solved by the Muslim nations.

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Krebbs: President Trump used Swift action, and he kept his word regarding a Red Line in Syria.

She supports the Presidents effort in Syria and supports and trusts his choices on this.

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Question from the crowd: Welfare Reform?
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Krebbs: Welfare should include drug testing and work requirements.

There is a big recidivism issue at the heart of Welfare.

Past Administrations put in an incentive for welfare recipients to later return to welfare after they had gotten off it.

The goal should be to get people into jobs. Plus WorkForce Development

Social Security is a train wreck and needs some changes.

Allow states to manage block programs and encourage them to tie work requirements, etc.

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Tapio: Social Security has been abused

Started at about 15 workers to 1 S.S recipient, now we are at less than 3 to 1.

Tells older folks that promises made should be promises kept.

He agrees on Welfare reform. Workforce requirements and encouraging people to work.

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Crowd Question: What about ObamaCare?
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Tapio: Good Health Care and Alternative ideas are impossible to get through the government.

Take that money and put it in the hands of the people.

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Krebbs: Repeal and Replace ObamaCare

Health Care is a huge problem.

When talking to business owners in Sioux Falls, she found that very many of them don’t have health insurance for themselves because of the incredibly expensive cost to do so.

We should let the Free Market work instead of the Government is in charge of it.

We also need to incentivize Health Savings Accounts.

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Last Thing you want to tell us?
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Krebbs: Story about growing up and being taught to work hard and pray often.

Too few people in Congress have any idea or experience running a business or paying payroll.

In the end, she is what her parents made her: A Mom and Pop businesswoman and a Farm Girl

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Tapio: Being a Representative is an overwhelming job. It requires someone to stand and fight.

He will be the same person now as he will be when he comes back to be re-elected.

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BONUS

I waited patiently and tried to get a better answer on the Trump Tariff issue; I just asked what she thought about tariffs in general?

Krebs gave me a real quick sound bite answer about supporting President Trump in his efforts, an obvious repeat talking point.

She came off to me from this sounding over-produced, and a tad slimy. Not willing to engage or answer questions with any honest thought. I know she isn’t trying to sound dishonest, just trying to keep to the safe script. So I recommend taking this how you may.

I should also point out that her speaking and presentation during the forum was excellent.

Tapio was completely different. He talked my ear off for 10 minutes about how what I call protectionist is good for the country, and he calls it supporting Americans. We need to solve this bad consumer trade economy where we are only the consumers and not producers.

He wanted to then talk about Islamic Extremism and Terrorism, asked even asked me about my thoughts on the issue. Though we disagree on several things, he was polite and gave me a great conversation. Best one I had that night.

Also, though Tapio is always depicted screaming, he is a very soft-spoken man. There were Mic problems making sure he could be heard well enough by the audience.

He came off to me less prepared, or at least less ready with the talking point answers.

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Sioux Empire Podcast 104 Normal SD Spring Weather with Jason Folkerts

It’s blizzarding with hail and lighting right now.  Might be a good time to stay in and listen to this week’s episode of The Sioux Empire Podcast.  Lone snowpocalypse surviving cast member Robert Mehling talks with Jason Folkerts, Director Exhibitions, and Collections at the Washington Pavilion.  They talk about all the exciting things happening at the pavilion and in the Sioux Falls art scene in general. But first, Robert delivers election results, criticizes the no booze at West Mall 7 vote, and presents his supercut of the funniest moments from the Mark Zuckerberg Facebook breach testimony at Congress.  This episode is sponsored by Macabre Grimoire Podcast. Macabre Grimoire is a podcast of paranormal and mystery exploration. Psychic/medium Ari Show, magician Travis Nye, and historian Robert Mehling delve into the dark places where mysteries go unsolved, events go unexplained, and the line between legend and fact becomes obscured. Whether you’re a skeptic, believer or something in between, the Macabre Grimoire will change the way you see the world.  Coming May 1st! Learn more at MacabreGrimoire.com. The Sioux Empire Podcast is beginning to think putting away the snow shovel last week was a poor life choice.

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No booze in theaters

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Interview Jason Folkerts, Director Exhibitions and Collections at the Washington Pavilion

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Former GOP House Speaker John Boehner is now a pot dealer

John Boehner’s eyes will be bleary, liquid and reddened for another reason, henceforth: he’s got a job as a marijuana industry spokesman.

I’m joining the board of #AcreageHoldings because my thinking on cannabis has evolved. I’m convinced de-scheduling the drug is needed so we can do research, help our veterans, and reverse the opioid epidemic ravaging our communities.

I’m certainly looking forward to high John Boehner tweets, but let’s not forget that he and his party spent decades using drug policy to marginalize, incarcerate and politically neuter minorities. He’s woke for money, not justice.

https://boingboing.net/2018/04/11/former-gop-house-speaker-john.html/amp

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A Race We Can and Should Win By Sen. John Thune

By Sen. John Thune 

The United States has experienced numerous technological revolutions throughout its relatively short history that have been so monumental that life as Americans knew it would never be the same. Henry Ford made automobiles and the assembly line a reality. Scientists helped American astronauts take “one giant leap for mankind.” And U.S. innovators and academics played a pivotal role in making the internet as integral to our day-to-day lives as it is today.

It was Americans’ desire to ask “what’s next?” that led to each of these technological revolutions in the past, and it’s already leading to those of the future. An easy example of this is the evolution in how we’ve consumed media over the last century and the technology that has allowed us to do it. We had books and newspapers, then radio and television, then color television, then VHS and VCRs, then DVDs and Blu-ray, and now with a few quick clicks, you can watch a movie from a wireless tablet on a chair in your backyard or on an internet-connected airplane at 30,000 feet.

When it comes to mobile broadband technology, in particular, of which media consumption is only one small part, I believe American innovators and entrepreneurs are at the doorstep of another “what’s next?” moment. I’m hopeful that lawmakers in Washington can help these new American pioneers cross the finish line faster and more efficiently, because if we don’t win this race, another country will.

In early 2016, I introduced the Making Opportunities for Broadband Investment and Limiting Excessive and Needless Obstacles to Wireless (MOBILE NOW) Act, bipartisan legislation that would lay critical groundwork for the next generation in wireless broadband technology. At the time, I said the MOBILE NOW Act would be our passport to a 5G future of gigabit wireless connectivity, and I believe it now more than ever.

While the Senate Commerce Committee, which I chair, easily approved this common-sense legislation a few months later, it unfortunately didn’t make it to the Senate floor before the end of the year. We were close, though, which is why I reintroduced the bill on the very first day of the 115th Congress in 2017. Our hard work and persistence paid off. The committee passed it again, and, as part of a larger legislative package, so did the full House and Senate. Our multi-year effort culminated with the president recently signing it into law.

Now that it’s the law of the land, I hope we can move quickly to cut unnecessary and overly burdensome red tape so U.S. innovators can continue to move the ball down the field. By deploying newer, modernized infrastructure, like small cell technology, and making more of it available for broadband, including inefficiently used government spectrum, the airwaves over which mobile communications travel, we can achieve these goals.

My hope is that as this new technological revolution continues to take shape, states like South Dakota can play a leading role in making it a reality. Some might say, “why South Dakota?” And to them, I say, why not? It’s within reach.

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Sioux Empire Podcast 103 Podcast Palooza


Podcast Palooza!  You’ve heard the saying about too many cooks, but does that rule apply to Podcasters?  Apparently not! This week the Sioux Empire Podcast crew (Robert Mehling, Natasha Estes, and Seth Glover) welcome Travis Nye Magician, and co-host of Macabre Grimoire Podcast, White Boi, Comedian and host of the Perlocution Podcast, Jeni Mc, entertainer and Host of the Tactical Pain Podcast and co-host of Perlocution Podcast, and Podcast aficionado Matthew Livingston.  Zany antics and madcap adventures in poor communication ensue. But first, Seth reads a short story teaser by local writer Melissa Rochelle May as part of his the Bi-Weekly book club. This episode is sponsored by Macabre Grimoire Podcast. Macabre Grimoire is a podcast of paranormal and mystery exploration. Psychic/medium Ari Show, magician Travis Nye, and historian Robert Mehling delve into the dark places where mysteries go unsolved, events go unexplained, and the line between legend and fact becomes obscured. Whether you’re a skeptic, believer or something in between, the Macabre Grimoire will change the way you see the world.  Coming May 1st! Learn more at MacabreGrimoire.com. The Sioux Empire Podcast still isn’t sure what a Shillelagh is. Speaking of holidays, we’re taking Easter off, so next episode will be April 15th!

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Seth’s Book Club

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Urban Indianz Podcast Episode 021 The Seinfeld Episode About Nothing

Urban Indianz Podcast: Gabriel Night Shield, Char Green, Kat Stands, Levi Hansen

Guests: Alana Snyder from 605 Magazine

Produced By Robert Mehling

Music Spotlight:
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Boe Forum On Public Affairs: Condoleezza Rice

Each year the Center for Western Studies brings in an amazing and nationally prominent figure to discuss the issues of the day to Augusta Universtiy.  This year we sent Peter Pischke to take some notes and get some reaction to the event.  This years speaker was former United States Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice.

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Hello Audience,

This is a summary (what was to be quick)a write-up of the Condoleezza Rice speech at the Boe forum over at Augustana University on 3/20/2018.
I’m not going to pretend to be unbiased when it comes to the incredible legend that is Dr. Condoleezza Rice.

I’m a big fan, and this bio will tell you why.

A Quick Bio

She is a superstar in the worlds of policy, politics, history, and academia in general. Few in the western world know more about the middle east and Russia. She in person talked to Vladimir Putin and Mikhail Gorbachev (another BOE forum speaker).

Both Presidents Bush came to her for advice and guidance on policies across the board, both foreign and domestic. During the whole of the George W. Bush administration she was there to lean on, first as the National Security Adviser 2001-2005 (first woman to do so). Then she served as the 66th Secretary of State 2005-2009, the first African-American woman to occupy that position and the 2nd woman to hold it as well.

Since then, she has written definitive books and guides that still are used by members of academia, and is currently a rock-star professor over at Stanford Graduate School of Business. And to my eyes, she always looks like she is in her 30s, which is pretty good for a young 63 years of age.

So when my friend Robert said he needed to offload some tickets to hear her speak: it felt like I was getting to meet some iconic rock group like the Beetles or the Police.

I mean getting to hear the lady who was an essential guiding hand to our foreign policy following 9/11 is a can’t miss opportunity.

Why all the pain these days, some historical background info

If you want to know what American Conservatism is, you need only listen to this speech from Rice.

Rice started by telling that the reason for the tension and chaos that we are feeling in the United States and across the globe is because worldwide, nations are abandoning the systems put in after World War 2.

After World War 2, an open and free economic system was put together in the U.S. and the rest of the western world. This system was to be non-interventionist and to stay away from protectionism because it was these systems created and elongated the Great Depression. And to help growing nations with developing economies the World Bank and International Monetary Fund so that all countries had a chance to build economically.

These systems worked “remarkably well” and “lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty.”

We, the United States led the allied powers after WW2 into supporting free and independent democratic nations in Germany and later Japan.

“Free Peoples and Free Markets” With the protection of the “American Military power as the Halo on top of this head.”

The Modern Era for China and Russia

“Everyday after September 11th felt like September 12th.  Now we face danger from ungoverned nations. There are new threats like cyber warfare, and Russia and China. (which) are two great powers misbehaving.”

Rice notes accurately how China is angrily expanding at an enormous in the South China Sea. However, China will still have to hold back because they are too integrated and dependent on the United States economy.

Russia is a different case. While China is a rising nation, in her opinion Russia is a declining power.

This next part reminds me of how awesome Rice is:

” I’ve met and talked with Vladimir Putin,” said Rice. Putin believes himself to be a great Russian leader like Peter the Great. I know because he told me “Rice you know us. You know Russia succeeds when a strong leader is in control”. In his eyes “he is turning back the humiliation of Russia.”

That is why he is willing to take Ukrainian land and push jet patrols over the coast of Sweden.

The 4 Horseman

Condoleezza then labeled the evil ideologies that are in opposition to Free Peoples and Free Markets.

Populism, Nativism, Isolationism, and Protectionism

Said Rice “for some globalization didn’t turn out well.”

Rice warned about the rise of these new so-called right-wing parties in Europe that are starting to take control of some governments.

Everyone these days decides to “play the blame game… for the left, it is big banks.”

So how do we begin to protect the liberal order?

Rice referred to when two people who speak a foreign language try to get each other to understand what they’re saying. How that people tend to “speak a bit louder, so they will understand” what they’re saying.

That is what it is like today communicating with people on the other side of politics from you.

To Rice the solution to save the liberal order is dire and straightforward: The United States must lead, or there is no chance for free nations and free markets to prosper.

Technology and Energy

Rice lives and works in Silicon Valley where the tech companies feel that they have the solution for everything. To Condoleezza, she believes that technology is neutral with the potential to be both for good and evil.

Her example is the splitting of the atom, which brought nuclear energy, medical scanning, and useful isotopes. But it also brought the horror of the atomic bomb.

In particular, the power of Online Learning is capable of transforming lives of children who live in poverty. Technology allows a kid from any walk of life the opportunity to gain an education.

Rice said with wisdom “Technology can be the answer to: Do you hear me now?”

She was working at the White House when the price for of a barrel of oil went to almost $145 in 2008. Russia decided to use this opportunity to wreak havoc and invade the Crimea and move forward other intense interests.

Russia didn’t use its energy resource and power for the global good. But we the people do.

“The United States can be the most stable energy platform in human history.”

So just imagine what good it could do?

The Millennial Generation

Condoleezza Rice is a professor and works with millennial students all the time.

“This is the most public-minded generation ever!”

She says a lot of her students then expect their first job too meaningfully. Don’t make this mistake.

“Your first job will not be meaningful; it’s your first job. Just do it and get it over.”

Education problems

“We the People is never an exclusive policy.”

America is an inspiration. It doesn’t matter where you come from. Even if you were born in Russia, and immigrated to the US like the co-founder of Google.

“Sergei Brin, the co-founder of Google, would never have been able to create Google in Russia.”

But Rice is scared for the fate of many young Americans where this founding principle may become untrue.

“The Crisis in K-12 education may be the biggest National Crisis today!”

“8-year-olds that can’t read now will never be able to read.” She also added that only 30% of the military could pass the written basic training test.

Rice stated her worries that people would remain ignorant and thus scared and angry at each other due to a lack of proper education.

“Education is the armor against prejudice.”

With probably the best line of tonight, Rice said: “My Grandfather is a Presbyterian minister and college educated because of it. He knew it would transform generations of Rices.”

Education can provide “limitless horizons.”

Rice fears that the United States may soon exist as if we were like two countries, one that is educated and one that can’t read.

America

Rice still feels that America can thrive and that “There has to be a way out.”

Americans have the most ingenuity, innovation, and compassion than anyone else.

Solving today’s problems are hard “but no harder than our origins.”

Rice said our founding is profound considering the impossible trials before them. Washington defeating the most powerful nation on earth at that time, the end of slavery via the defeat of the Confederacy in the civil war, and the migration of so many over mountain passes to settle in the beautiful west.

The U.S.A to Rice has come far: “I took the oath of office for Secretary of State under a document that treats a black person as 3/5 of a man.”

Condoleezza Rice ended her speech by praising our great country.

We are the “most compassionate and freest country in the world.”

Boe Forum on Public Affairs Dr. Condoleezza Rice

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FDA is Using Innovative Methods to Prevent Illegal Products with Hidden Drug Ingredients from Entering the United States

By: Scott Gottlieb, M.D., Melinda K. Plaisier, M.S.W., and Michael Kopcha, Ph.D., R.Ph. One of the Food and Drug Administration’s important public health functions is to closely monitor the FDA-regulated products arriving at the nation’s international mail facilities (IMFs) every … Continue reading

Tactical Pain Episode 010 Jen’s Story

This week our guest talks with host Jeni Mc about repetitive motion injuries, the chronic pain they can cause, and how traditional treatments like surgery are not always effective.  The two discuss how isolating pain can be and how finding others and a support network is crucial to persevering.

This episode is sponsored by DiPSy Doodle Productions Voice Talent Dave Holly

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Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Chronic fatigue syndrome, repetitive motion injuries, surgery, Opioids, Medications, genetic testing, aromatherapy, comfort animals

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FDA’s New Pilot Program Aims for More Transparency about New Drug Approvals

By: Janet Woodcock, M.D. When FDA approves a new drug, it has been found safe and effective when used under the conditions described in the label. Although this concept seems simple, the execution can be complex. Many factors are involved … Continue reading