THINK! America – Weekend of Jan. 7, 2017 – Show #1

Topics - January 7, 2017 - Show #1. Guest: Leonard Raskin, Financial Expert & CEO, Raskin Global

Topics and Guest – January 7, 2017 – Show #1

Trump blasted Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel this week for the rise in murder rates with a provocative tweet, in which he offered federal help. But most states and municipalities claim they want to self-govern, shrugging off federal interference. Trump himself campaigned on a platform against federal empowerment and largess, so why is he pushing federal help to Chicago? Shouldn’t he butt out?

The market research firm, Forrester claims that by 2021 robots will have eliminated 6% of all jobs in the US starting with customer service jobs. It states that these intelligent agents represent “powered systems” that can understand human behavior and make decisions on our behalf. There’s even speculation that “sex androids” could kill off the human race. Does the government have a role in preventing artificial intelligence from taking over our jobs and sex lives? https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/sep/13/artificial-intelligence-robots- threat-jobs- forrester-report http://theantimedia.org/sex-robots- kill-human- race/

Interview: Leonard Raskin. Financial Expert & CEO Raskin Global: Topic: Personal Financial Resolutions. Many people look at bills in January and can’t pay them…When they spend, they forget the tab will come do. Raskin will share skills for keeping “sober financially” in 2017.

The CDC has guidelines discouraging physicians from over prescribing opioids. They encourage “lowest effective dose.” (But painkiller effect, from patient-to- patient varies.) Because there’s opioid abuse, in 2015 DEA issued a ruling requiring opioid dependent patients to see their doctors in person, every month, to get refills. So, would you ever turn to the black market for painkillers if your doctor can’t/won’t adequately control your pain? Would the black market ever serve as a source for you, when suicide is the only other pain-free avenue? https://fee.org/articles/the-dea- is-to- blame-for- america-s-opioid- overdose-epidemic/http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/09/heroin-fatalities- surpass-gun-homicides-for- first-time- in-2015/

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