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March 2, 2022

Hour 2 Topics

Richard Battle – The Price for Ignoring History
Devon Energy Corp. CEO Rick Muncrief has a message for President Joe Biden/ Comments
Opting Out of Childbearing to Save The Planet
SOTU Address – Recap 
Dan from Blackhawk fast-food restaurant food costs and labor costs – John’s follow-up 

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Hour 1 Show Notes

Health Benefits Of Eating Chocolate

Christine Hronec, a three-time champion fitness competitor and author of the new book ” Unlock Your Macro Type


New Study Reveals Five Health Benefits Of Eating Chocolate

People have been enjoying chocolate for thousands of years. And though we’re often told not to eat too much of it, is it really all that bad for us? It turns out chocolate actually carries exciting health benefits — when eaten in moderation, of course. 

Scientists say that eating chocolate: 

Is good for the heart and blood vessels
Improves brain health, prevents mental decline
Chocolate may help combat diabetes
Eating chocolate with breakfast may help burn fat better
Dark chocolate boosts mood, memory, immunity 

Christine Hronec is an award-winning chemical engineer and three-time champion fitness competitor, nutrition, and exercise expert. Since founding her company Gauge Life in 2013, Christine has helped approximately 40,000 women transform their bodies and switch to a body-positive self-image. Her YouTube channel has over 25 million views. Christine has received awards from the American Chemical Society and was published in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Christine was part of the team that created Time magazine’s “Invention of the Year” for her work in the biotech field. 

9 Unusual Symptoms That Can Indicate the Heart Is in Distress

Dr. Nima Aghili
Adam Millar, 22 (he was 19 at the time of his heart event)


  1. New onset of symptoms that happen during exercise or exertion (like nausea) 

Bob Kiefer, 75, a die-hard surfer from the OC, began experiencing shortness of breath following a morning surf in a remote location. Calls for help went unanswered due to no cell service. Luckily, a film crew was shooting nearby, and a paramedic was able to help secure an ambulance. Bob was in cardiogenic shock when he arrived at the hospital.  

  1. Chest pain that comes on with exertion and goes away with rest (angina)

Juan Sosa, 58, is a veteran, father, and retired carpenter from Brandon, FL. He contracted COVID-19 and was in quarantine when he began experiencing chest pain. When the pain became severe, he went to the emergency room at a nearby hospital. Tests revealed Juan was having a massive heart attack and he was transferred by ambulance to a local hospital in Tampa, FL, for escalated care. Once he arrived at the hospital, Juan was brought to the catheterization lab in cardiac arrest and needed CPR and an automated external defibrillator to be revived. While medical personnel were performing CPR for over 20 minutes, Dr. Hoshedar Tamboli removed a blood clot and placed a stent in his right coronary artery.  

  1. Extreme Fatigue

Iman Dorty (Columbia, SC), suffered debilitating migraines every day, losing her appetite and feeling constantly fatigued when she was pregnant with her first child at 28 years old. For weeks, Iman was a regular at a local LA hospital, where ER physicians told her that her migraines and fatigue were directly related to a difficult but normal pregnancy. Eventually, Iman suffered a severe seizure, two strokes and learned her heart was failing. 

  1. Throat or Jaw Pain

A devoted husband, grandfather, and retired pediatric anesthesiologist and critical care physician from Seattle, Dr. Jeff Morray was in good health prior to the COVID-19 lockdown. With his gym closed, Dr. Morray began riding his bike to stay active but began to feel pain in his chest and jaw while riding up hills. Even doctors are not immune to critical health issues. After consulting with a local cardiologist, Dr. Morray was told he had lesions in three of his heart vessels, including his left anterior descending artery, also known as “the widow-maker.” 

  1. Shortness of Breath

Kris Kirkman, 48, was a devoted husband, father and businesses man from Zachary, LA, when he started experiencing severe shortness of breath and fluid buildup around his abdomen. Though he has a family history of heart disease and has lived with hypertension for 20 years, Kris rarely saw a physician. When his symptoms became worse, Kris’ concerned wife brought him to a local hospital where he was then diagnosed with congestive heart failure.  

  1. Indigestion and Heartburn

Ramon Rinkin, 41, is an active-duty Chief Navy Yeoman, husband, and father of three. Ramon experienced symptoms of indigestion and heartburn, but he brushed off the signs. He never thought a stomachache would end up knocking him out. While getting ready for work, Ramon suddenly went into cardiac arrest and collapsed in his bathroom. Ramon was in cardiogenic shock and coded. 

  1. Gastrointestinal Distress

Sebastian Rojas, 41, has type 2 diabetes, and although he has a family history of heart disease, he never suspected he could have a heart attack at such a young age. Fresh off paternity leave, he was on a Zoom call when he suddenly felt gastrointestinal distress. The gassy feeling in his stomach was so unbearable he decided to go to urgent care. He eventually started to feel shortness of breath, so he went straight to the hospital, where tests revealed Sebastian had multiple blockages, including in his left anterior descending artery. He was in cardiogenic shock. 

  1. Dizzy or Lightheaded

Life is all about second chances. And for Daniel Gropper, 59, of Columbus, OH, his was a second chance at life. As a recovering addict, Daniel was learning to be kind to his body, and remain sober. An occasional dizzy spell did not seem abnormal and went away shortly after sitting down. He attributed them to “just getting older”. One day at work a dizzy spell did not dissipate quickly, and coworkers called 911 for help. He was immediately transported to a local hospital where cardiologists discovered Daniel’s left main artery was blocked and he was in cardiogenic shock. 

  1. Nausea

Wendy Canty, 53, from Framingham, MA, had always taken great pride in her health. After persistent bouts of nausea and dizziness, she was surprised to learn she had severe blockages in her heart. She was sent to Tufts Medical Center in Boston for a coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. After a difficult two-month recovery, she was able to hug her daughter again. Less than two years after Wendy’s first heart surgery, she started experiencing similar symptoms. After seeing her cardiologist, Wendy discovered three of the four bypasses from her first surgery had become blocked again. This was devastating news for someone who had already endured such a tough recovery. 

Luckily, all these patients were treated with a cutting-edge medical tech device, an Impella CP heart pump (the world’s smallest heart pump) and made full recoveries. The device allows the heart to temporarily rest and recover. 

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Hour 2 Show Notes

The Price for Ignoring History

Richard Battle


Winston Churchill, “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” 

Churchill was a world-class historian who recited example-after-example from hundreds of years in his many books. 

Then why in personal, family, business, and public governance do people continue to ignore history when confronting present challenges? 

Whether we’re watching the fictional story in Yellowstone, dealing with business issues, or observing the Russia-Ukraine confrontation, we see similarities in the exercise of power and human interaction. 

Yes, every situation is unique, but the immutability of human nature enables us to learn from history to deal with the present. 

While more dramatic, the obstacles faced by the Dutton family in Yellowstone to real families and businesses illustrate there are few new problems. Nearly all problems have been faced by our predecessors; learning from their mistakes and successes will benefit us today. 

Americans settled into the Texas province of Mexico in the 1830s and became Mexican citizens. After dictator Santa Anna ignored the 1824 Constitution and abused the citizens, Texas declared its Independence on March 2, 1836. After winning the war at San Jacinto on April 21, 1836, Texas became a free republic, which they were until 1845. 

The Texan desire for freedom, their resolve to fight for it, and their response to Santa Anna’s actions secured their liberty. 

Today’s Russia-Ukraine confrontation is strikingly similar to the 1930’s negotiations between Neville Chamberlain and Adolph Hitler. Irving L. Shirer’s Berlin Diary documented Hitler’s ascension and use of power to obtain as many objectives as possible with the most negligible risks and costs. Putin may be no Hitler, but he certainly has learned to utilize power from him and other ambitious leaders. With limited resources, it is a good bet Putin’s objective is to extract the maximum number of concessions using the same strategy. 

There are common traits among ambitious leaders at all levels, which can help us repel their aggression. Self-ambitious people: 

  1. Respect strength and exploit weakness. 
  2. They watch their opponent’s actions and ignore their words. 
  3. They seek maximum victory with minimum risk and cost. 
  4. They make small aggressions testing opponents’ resolve before larger moves. 
  5. They exercise some patience if opposed knowing weaker leadership will eventually oppose them. 


Strong responses, as illustrated by President Kennedy in 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis and by President Reagan confronting the Soviet Union in the 1980s’ are but two of the many examples of successfully facing ambitious leaders. 

Their example: 

  1. Showed strong responses to ambition deter it. 
  2. Revealed their previous leadership experience, which increased their credibility. 
  3. Proved a quick responsive action to aggression is better than strong words. 
  4. Strong and quick responses to ambition send the aggressor to softer targets. 


Whether it is the bully in the schoolyard or international geopolitics, the principles of human interaction are the same, and historical examples repeatedly prove it. 

When will leaders realize human progression through time doesn’t change these basic facts? 

Richard V. Battle 

Multi-Award-Winning Author – Speaker – Advisor 

Timeless positive messages of proven principles helping people win every day! 

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Opting Out of Childbearing to Save The Planet

Bonner R. Cohen



Book: The Green Wave: Environmentalism and Its Consequences

A Pew Research Center poll from late last year shows 44% of non-parents between the ages of 18 and 49 saying they are not likely ever to have children.  Of those, 56% are concerned about the damage their offspring could inflict to the planet.  This is the residue of decades of indoctrination that pits humans against nature. Birth rates in the U.S. and other countries have been falling for years, with European countries and Japan becoming “net mortality societies,” in which death rates exceed birth rates. 

In the late 1960s, we were told that a “population bomb” would ignite with such force that the billions of new babies would lead to overpopulation that was beyond the carrying capacity of the planet.  Like so many other fashionable ideas of the chattering classes, this one turned out to be wrong.  Nevertheless, the idea became dogma in most classrooms, where it paired nicely with the equally scientifically unfounded notion that human beings, through their use of life-sustaining energy, were leading to a catastrophic warming of the planet.   

Lies told repeatedly have consequences, and no one should be surprised that growing numbers of today’s generation see future generations as a threat to the planet.     

BIO: Bonner R. Cohen is a senior fellow with the National Center for Public Policy Research, a position he has held since 2002.  Prior to joining The National Center, he was a senior fellow at the Lexington Institute and the Washington editor of the Earth Times.  Dr. Cohen is the author of The Green Wave: Environmentalism and its Consequences, published by the Capital Research Center in 2006.  Together with Steve Milloy, he co-edited American Values: An Environmental Vision, published by Environmental Analysis Policy Network in 1996.  Dr. Cohen received his Ph. D. summa cum laude from the University of Munich and his B.A. from the University of Georgia.  

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The Right to Bear Arms

Stephen P. Halbrook 


The Right to Bear Arms: A Constitutional Right of the People or a Privilege of the Ruling Class?

The Right to Bear Arms is the first scholarly study of the history of the right to bear and carry arms outside of the home, a right held dear by Americans before, during, and after the Founding period; it rebuts attempts by anti-gun advocates to rewrite history and “cancel” the Founding generation’s lived experiences bearing firearms. 

The U.S. Supreme Court has recognized the individual right to keep and bear arms, but courts in states having extreme gun-control restrictions apply tests that wash the right away. The book could not be timelier with the new SCOTUS case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen, as this book demonstrates that the right peaceably to carry firearms is a fundamental one recognized by the text of the Second Amendment and is part of our American history and tradition. 

Halbrook’s scholarly work is an exhaustive historical treatment of the fundamental, individual right to carry firearms outside of the home. He traces this right from its origins in England through American colonial times, the American Revolution, the Constitution’s ratification debates, and then through the antebellum and postbellum periods, including the history surrounding the enactment of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and up through the twentieth century to today. 

The Right to Bear Arms is another important contribution by Halbrook to the scholarship concerning the text, history, and tradition of the Second Amendment’s right to bear and carry arms. 

BIO: Halbrook is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute. He has taught legal and political philosophy at George Mason University, Howard University, and Tuskegee Institute, and he received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and Ph.D. in social philosophy from Florida State University. 

The winner of three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court (Printz v. United States, United States v. Thompson/Center Arms Company, and Castillo v. United States), he has testified before the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution, Subcommittee on Crime of the House Judiciary Committee, Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, and House Committee on the District of Columbia. 

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SOTU – Top Ten Lies

  • The polls reflect America’s weariness from Covid.  
  • Covid Numbers are falling because the mandates worked.  (Omicron…)  
  • We’re all in this together.   
  • Sanctions were never meant to stop the invasion; just punish it.  
  • Inflation is a sign of a booming economy, not overspending & overprinting.  
  • Our Border Plan is working.  
  • Our Military Readiness has never been better.  
  • I nominated this judge strictly because of her quality, not demographics. (7%)  
  • America and Europe must embrace Green Energy even more because this makes us less dependent on guys like Putin.  
  • I support the cops.  

What Embracing the Green Agenda Means


CLIMATE CHANGE ANALYST: Gregory Wrightstone, is a geologist and the Executive Director of the CO2 Coalition in Arlington Virginia. He is the bestselling author of the book “Inconvenient Facts: The Science That Al Gore Doesn’t Want You to Know.”

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