Archive for the 'the dirty half dozen' Category

We are told that protective tariffs are necessary to save jobs. We are told that high-wage countries like the United States cannot compete with low-wage countries like Vietnam and China. We are told that the dumping of products needs to be addressed with protective tariffs. But we are never told the whole truth. Politicians and mainstream news outlets never really evaluate the whole picture when it comes to tariffs. They never explain who really pays. They never ask the question: What about the consumer?

Listen to learn the truth about tariffs?

Show Notes:

The Truth Quest Podcast Patron Page

Join the conversation at The Truth Quest Facebook Fan Page

Order a copy of Shawn's books - Pritical Thinking, The Proverbs Project, The Termite Effect.

The video of this episode is available on The Truth Quest Podcast YouTube channel and on BitChute.com.

 

 

Read Full Post »

In this episode I recount a conversation I had a few months ago with someone in my family. It was a short but wide-ranging discussion mostly about national politics but the actual content is less important than the lessons I drew from it. 

Show Notes:

Americans Grapple Recognizing Facts In News Stories

The Truth Quest Podcast Patron Page

Join the conversation at The Truth Quest Facebook Fan Page

The video of this episode is available on The Truth Quest Podcast YouTube channel and on BitChute.

Read Full Post »

This is the second of four healthcare-related episodes. In Episode #9, I discussed the truth about healthcare in America as a way to lay the groundwork for the other three – the truth about socialized medicine, the truth about Obamacare, and the truth about real healthcare reform. 

The truth about socialized medicine or government-run medical systems is wherever it has been implemented, the results have been people suffering from shortages, rationing of care, long wait times, a lower level of care, there is no incentive to shop for better prices (or better service), and the denial of experimental drugs, innovative procedures, and new technologies.

Why would we willingly endorse and enroll in a healthcare system that has proven to be inferior to the one we currently have?

Why would we willingly put our health in the hands of a bunch of faceless bureaucrats who could care less about us personally?

What is it about other nations' socialized medicine programs that is worthy of emulation?

Show Notes:

The Truth Quest Podcast Patron Page

Join the conversation at The Truth Quest Facebook Fan Page.

Order a copy of Shawn's books, Pritical Thinking,The Proverbs Project, The Termite Effect.

The video of this episode is available on The Truth Quest Podcast YouTube channel and on BitChute.

Read Full Post »

Let's be honest, if you are looking for a reason not to believe in God, the world will be more than willing to supply you with one - the existence of evil is just one of many. It also happens to be one of the more persuasive reasons. Atheists, agnostics, and non-Christians complain all the time about how “harsh” and “evil” the God of the Old Testament appears to be. And the ever-present question of how can a good God allow so much cruelty to exist is a legitimate question worthy of an answer.

My intent with this episode is to present you with information that I have come across over the years as I continued my truth quest in regards to the question of God and evil. At this point in my journey, I feel like I know about three-quarters of the story. There are still areas where I am not clear but, perhaps this episode will spark some discussion on the Truth Quest Facebook page and you can help fill me in on the rest of the story.  

Show Notes:

The Truth Quest Podcast Patron Page

Join the conversation at The Truth Quest Facebook Fan Page

Order a copy of Shawn's books - Pritical Thinking, The Proverbs Project, The Termite Effect.

The video of this episode is also available on The Truth Quest Podcast YouTube channel and on BitChute.

Read Full Post »

I have several healthcare-related episodes in the works including one on Obamacare, one on socialized medicine, and one on healthcare reform. In order to lay the groundwork for those future episodes, I thought it was important to discuss healthcare in America in general and dispel some myths or lies or propaganda (depending on your perspective). If you listen to the the mainstream media, liberal think tanks, or national Democrats, you are left believing that the American healthcare system is no better than some third world countries.

While the bashing of the American healthcare system has been relentless, is it the truth? Listen and find out!

Show Notes:

The Truth Quest Podcast Patron Page

Join the conversation at The Truth Quest Facebook Fan Page

Order a copy of Shawn's books - Pritical Thinking, The Proverbs Project, The Termite Effect.

The video of this episode is also available on The Truth Quest Podcast YouTube channel and on BitChute.

 

Read Full Post »

This episode will tackle the issue of climate change or global cooling or global warming (depending on what decade in which the issue is being pushed). Specifically we are going to review this topic from the perspective of Dirty Half Dozen member #5 - Propaganda, Lies, and Deception.

The list is long but I tackle five instances:

  1. The Hockey Stick Temperature Chart.
  2. The claim that 97% of climate scientists are in agreement.
  3. The University of East Anglia scandal.
  4. Al Gore's movie, The Inconvenient Truth
  5. The ridiculous claim that "the debate is settled" and "there is consensus".

The bottom line is, with such a prolific history of data manipulation, lies, and propaganda, why is there a lack of healthy skeptism around the claims made by climate change alarmist?

Show Notes:

The Truth Quest Podcast Patron Page

Join the conversation at The Truth Quest Facebook Fan Page

Order a copy of Shawn's books - Pritical Thinking, The Proverbs Project, The Termite Effect.

The video of this episode is available on The Truth Quest Podcast YouTube channel and on BitChute.

 

Read Full Post »

Today I am going to lay out facts about this historical event – the resurrection of a man known as Jesus of Nazareth. For those of you who are Christians, I believe this conversation will bolster your faith. After all, without the resurrection, Christianity is nothing; our faith is futile. 1 Corinthians 15:17

For those of you who are atheists, agnostics, undecided and anywhere in between, just consider this an ancient history lesson and simply ingest what I share. Perhaps it will change or tilt your heart in His direction.

The Truth Quest Podcast Patron Page

Join the conversation at The Truth Quest Facebook Fan Page

Order a copy of Shawn's books - Pritical Thinking, The Proverbs Project, The Termite Effect.

The video of this episode is available on The Truth Quest Podcast Youtube channel and on Bitchute.

Read Full Post »

We are going to tackle the minimum wage issue with facts, figures, economic laws, and logic rather than, what we usually get - emotional calls for the wage rate increase using illogical arguments that are in direct opposition to economic law.

I want to start with a quote by Thomas Sowell from his epic book, Basic Economics that really lays the foundation for this discussion. On page 237 he said:

By the simplest and most basic economics, a price artificially raised tends to cause more to be supplied and less to be demanded than when prices are left to be determined by supply and demand in a free market. The result is a surplus, whether the price that is set artificially high is that of farm produce or labor.”

Show Notes:

Fee.org

The Truth Quest Podcast Patron Page

Join the conversation at The Truth Quest Facebook Fan Page

Order a copy of Shawn's books - Pritical Thinking, The Proverbs Project, The Termite Effect.

The video of this episode is available on The Truth Quest Podcast YouTube channel and on BitChute.

Read Full Post »

In America we are living through a perpetual constitutional crisis. The heavy restrictions placed on the federal government by the United States Constitution have been largely ignored for most of the country's history. We have experienced both small and incremental steps in the power and growth of the federal government (federal agencies, bureaucracies and regulations) as well as large and unprecedented leaps (the Alien and Sedition Acts, the internment of Japanese, The Patriot Act, and NSA spying).

In this episode I hope to influence the way you look at the federal government going forward - through the eyes of the Founding Fathers.

As mentioned in previous episodes, questions are powerful methods of persuasion especially when you require skeptics to answer them. In Episode 2, I posed the question "WHAT ABOUT THE BABY?" Today I will pose the question, "WHERE IN THE CONSTITUITON?" This is a question I hope you ask every time you evaluate the actions of our elected and unelected officials in Washington, D.C.

Show Notes:

The Truth Quest Podcast Patron Page

Join the conversation at The Truth Quest Facebook Fan Page

Order a copy of Shawn's books - Pritical Thinking, The Proverbs Project, The Termite Effect.

The video of this episode is available on The Truth Quest Podcast YouTube page and on BitChute.

Read Full Post »

My goal for those of you who think abortion is wrong is two-fold:

#1 – After listening to this episode, I want you to walk away thinking, i don't have enough faith to be pro-abortion not because of a feeling that abortion is bad but because of concrete facts presented here and;

#2 – When faced with an abortion advocate, you will be confident in your stand and understand that the easiest way to show even the staunchest pro-abortion advocate the errors of their way is to ask lots of questions – the main one being WHAT ABOUT THE BABY?

Show Notes:

Early Judaism was firmly opposed to abortion. Below are a few sources demonstrating that fact.

The Truth Quest Podcast Patron Page

Join the conversation at The Truth Quest Facebook Fan Page

Order a copy of Shawn's books - Pritical Thinking, The Proverbs Project, The Termite Effect.

The video of this episode is available on The Truth Quest Podcast YouTube page and on BitChute.

Read Full Post »

Welcome to Episode #1 of The Truth Quest Podcast where we will, 15-20 minutes at a time, relentlessly pursue the truth in the arenas of politics, public policy, economics and Christianity.

My name is Shawn Brodof and I will serve as your truth quest guide.  I have been studying the first three topics for almost 30 years and Christian apologetics for about 10. As my studies continued, I noticed a similar pattern in all of these arenas – a resistance to the truth. Rather than pursue the truth, some people prefer to stick their head in the sand, cover their eyes and ears (anything to avoid facing the truth). They will make strawman arguments, spew talking points, name-call those who disagree with them and, sometimes, outright lie. My intention with this podcast it to uncover the truth.

Other topics discussed:

  • The intended audiences for the podcast
  • Who I am
  • Who I am NOT
  • The Dirty Half Dozen

Consider supporting the show with a few dollars each month to help us expand the show's reach: The Truth Quest Podcast Patron Page

Join the conversation at The Truth Quest Facebook Fan Page

Order a copy of Shawn's books - Pritical Thinking, The Proverbs Project, The Termite Effect.

The video of this episode is available on The Truth Quest YouTube page and on BitChute.

Read Full Post »