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Jack is really a storyteller, international explorer, and humanitarian and everything else rolls out from there. As a writer, its what he does.  As a trial lawyer, its his most important tool.  As a former CIA officer, the only way to truly motivate people is to connect and to tell them a story that they can feel viscerally.  As a media analyst, what better way to make a point.  In the end, he tries to captivate his audience about the world and its people as much as he himself is captivated. 

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Wednesday
Nov222017

[RT America] November 22nd: Jack Talks Trump, Putin, and Assad on Syria and Who Won

Tuesday
Nov212017

[KOA Denver] November 21st: Jack Talks North Korean Terrorism Sponsor Designation

I appear on KOA Denver on November 22nd.  The President made a decision to put North Korea back on the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism.  They join Sudan and Iran.  What's interesting about this is whether or not it will make any difference at all. This could impact more trade internationally and with the Chinese specifically and isolate the North Koreans even more. The fear is that this could push the North Koreans to make catastrophic decisions when it would not be necessary. And a catastrophic decision could result in hundreds of thousands of deaths so this is a massive issue to be considered.

This hsould be an interesting conversation.

Monday
Nov202017

[I24 International] November 20th: Jack Talks N. Korea Receives Sponsor of Terror Designation 

Monday
Nov202017

More Allegations for Al Franken on this Deck - I don't buy it.

I have interviewed Al Franken many times over the years and some of the time in person.  There has been a pretty horrific photo of the Sen back in 2006 apparently groping or acting like he is groping a sleeping young woman. I know nothing about that. I will leave that to others. However, a recent allegation from 2010 has surfaced from a woman who claims Franken grabbed her while at the MN State Fair. I saw the photo and immediately recognized the WCCO Radio booth. I've been on it many times.  See above. 

My problem is this, this is a stage. There is simply no place to hide and people are everywhere. There is an open railing around the stage and people are crowded up to it to get close to anybody and everybody famous. As a result, it Franken actually did this, there would have been at least a dozen or more people who would have been within a couple of feet of it and actually had a perfect view of the grab.  And yet, nothing. In addition, the Republican booth is right next door and they regularly followed people like him around trying to get something on video.  And again, that I've heard, nothing.

Maybe there is something here. I don't know.  But I do know that you couldn't sneeze anywhere on this booth without somebody being so close that they could hand you a tissue, and they would. That's Minnesota. 

 

Friday
Nov172017

[RT America - Washington DC] November 16th: Jack Talks Menendez Mistrial

Thursday
Nov162017

[Voice of America Intl. Edition] November 15th: Jack Talks Latest on Mueller Investigation

I appear on Voice of America International Edition's Lori Lundin on November 15th. This story continues to have enormous legs. The longer it goes on, the more connections seem to develop. AG Jeff Sessions has testifoed again before Congress once again and his story has changed again.  And yes, he has had more contacts with the Russians than he has previously mentioned. We also know that Donald Trump Jr. has had multipe contacts with Wikileaks alongside the Russians despite VP President's statements about nobody in the Trump team having contact with Wikileaks.  This opens up another interesting angle. So much to discuss. 

This is getting stranger and stranger. 

Sunday
Nov122017

[Press TV Tehran] November 12th: Jack Talks Sexual Harassment in U.S.

I appear on Press TV Iran on November 12th. Hundreds marched in Los Angeles to call attention to sexual harassment in Hollywood. However, it clearly doesn't stop there. We've seen in in Legislatures across the country.  There is the Roy Moore story, Uber, Donald Trump, and the list goes on and on.

This should be a really interesting conversation. The problem is that it is everywhere. Its true in entertainment, politics, tech, law, government, and just about everywhere else.  This is systemic and not just one bad apple. I will do my best to describe the problem but have no illusion that I will do it justice or truly explain that damage that it has done. However, I will do my best.

Hope you can catch it somewhere in the world. 

Sunday
Nov122017

[I24 International] November 9th: Jack Talks CIA Director Meeting Conspiracy Nut

Thursday
Nov092017

[RT America - Washington DC] November 9th: Jack Talks Wikileaks CIA Disclosure

I appear on RT America with Ed Schultz on November 9th.  Wikileaks has released what they claim is CIA code that impersonates Russia's Kaspersky Lab Ani-Virus company.  This is interesting as the argument seems to be that the CIA ran an op against the United States and slapped Russia all over it to cover their track.  This is ridiculous and laughable.  Not only is this a federal crime, nobody in the CIA would hang themselves out there out of fear that when it became public, and it would, they would go to federal prison.  

This should be interesting.

Thursday
Nov092017

[Voice of America Intl. Edition] November 7th: Jack Talks Guns and the Law

I appear on Voice of America International Edition on November 7th. So a lot more information has come to light about the alleged shooter in the latest massacre, this one in Texas.  This man should not have had a weapon.  With issues of mental illness and domestic assault, certain people shouldn't have access but he was never on the data base excluding him.  A  big question like this needs to be address.

One question that keeps coming to mind is why.  Are Americans just more dangerous? Mentally ill? Crazy? What? In the end, the only real difference seems to be guns and a willingness to exclude those who shouldn't have them.  The U.S.s has 4% of the population and 46% of the guns. That means 10 times more than that which is found in the rest of the world.  How does that impact this issue.

This promises to be a very interesting conversation.