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THINK! America – Weekend of April. 14, 2018 – Show #1

Topics - April 14, 2018 - Show #1. Guest: Mark Sauter, Investigative Historian, Journalist, Former Special Forces US Army, Author of three books on North/South Korea.

Topics and Guest – April 14, 2018 – Show #1

President Trump has repeatedly said that he will not script out and “advertise” his military decisions to the world, like other Presidents have done. Yet, he recently tweeted that he will pull US troops and influence from the Syrian region.Isn’t this “scripting out” what he will do in Syria, which could leave the region with a Western superpower void? Just days after the tweet, Bashir Assad of Syria used chemical weapons on civilians, many of whom are women and children. Many pundits believe the tweet sparked Assad’s
response. Assad is supported by Iran and Russia and if we vacate, a Russian-Iranian Shiite union will strengthen in the region. Russia will become the Middle-East superpower. How can Trump “save face?”

Putting boys to shame for being boys: if you’re a boy, or even a young man, chances are you’ve been shamed for well…just being you. Why is that? When did it start to happen in America that boys began being shamed for being themselves? Would you say gradually over the last 40-plus years? With the rise of the feminist movement? If a boy is just a boy, often fidgety, often more aggressive or boisterous than girls, he is often more ridiculed and shamed, too. Some parents and educators want to put the boy on ADD drugs to
calm him down. When did this begin?

Interview: Mark Sauter, Investigative Historian, Journalist, Former Special Forces US Army, Author of three books on North/South Korea. Sauter also commanded a guard post in the DMZ. Graduate of Harvard and Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Topic: As the final decisions are being put in place for the Trump-Kim sit down, will it be at the DMZ? Switzerland? South America? Why and how location matters with such high-stake discussions.

Toxic-Tort Shakedown of coffee companies in California? A judge in Los Angeles recently ruled that Starbucks, Peet’s, and other coffee retailers could face liability under California law for not warning consumer that natural substances in roasted coffee beans can cause cancer in lab animals. It has to do with acrylamide, the toxic element in the lawsuit, which is a naturally occurring substance formed when many foods are browned or otherwise subjected to high heat. It appears to cause cancer in some animals at high dosage. The case against the coffee retailers has been brewing since 2010, when Southern California-based nonprofit Council for Education and Research on Toxics (CERT), backed by attorney Raphael Metzger, sued dozens of coffee sellers and manufacturers. Do you think the coffee companies should step up with package warnings? Or do you think this is a lawsuit without merit?