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Care about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Like exploring big ideas? John Riley interviews politicians, community leaders, athletes, coaches, authors and influencers covering a wide range of topics including free market economics, entrepreneurism, politics, leadership, current events, sports, history and philosophy. We discuss living your life on your own terms, having the political freedom to make your own choices, and a variety of topics that give life meaning and joy. We broadcast from Poway CA in San Diego County.

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Care about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Like exploring big ideas? John Riley interviews politicians, community leaders, athletes, coaches, authors and influencers covering a wide range of topics including free market economics, entrepreneurism, politics, leadership, current events, sports, history and philosophy. We discuss living your life on your own terms, having the political freedom to make your own choices, and a variety of topics that give life meaning and joy. We broadcast from Poway CA in San Diego County.

    Cancel Student Debt

    Cancel Student Debt

    Our friends on the left are demanding that President Elect Biden cancel student debt shortly after he is inaugurated.  Can President Biden do that without Congress’ approval?  We discuss the issue at length, particularly the morality of cancelling student debt.  We also discuss ways to make college less expensive.  I share some of my own stories as I worked my way through college.  We also discuss Ron Fowler stepping down as Chairman of the Board of the San Diego Padres.  Was Fowler the best professional sports owner in San Diego history?  Plus, we discuss the NBA draft, San Diego State basketball, President Trump removing troops from the Middle East, and the Poway Protesters.  I also share some of my learnings watching Season 4 of The Crown.  Finally, I pay a special tribute to family friends that Exited California for a more comfortable empty nest lifestyle in Florida.

    Closing Quote: “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”  - Milton Friedman

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    Star Wars, 501st Legion, Jaime Tobbit, Todd Felton

    Star Wars, 501st Legion, Jaime Tobbit, Todd Felton

    We talk Star Wars and cosplay with Jaime Tobitt and Todd Felton from the Imperial Sands Garrison of the 501st Legion.  Their mission is to keep the story of Star Wars alive for current and future generations by creating high-quality costumes and props based on the Star Wars universe, and to contribute to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work.  We had a great time discussing the finer details of how they build their costumes and to the great lengths they go to get it just right.  We also discussed many heart warming stories where they have created smiles and touched the lives of Star Wars fans in our community.  Plus we discuss the Star Wars movies, George Lucas, Disney and Star Trek.



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    501st Legion: https://www.501st.com//



     



    Imperial Sands Garrison: http://imperialsandsgarrison.com/?fbclid=IwAR1vKtYDr-suTpMF93F_KvDANWYMbysmQX_uitcB9gQ6V-Lkj_YZVDAzUAY



     



    Official Podcast of 501st Legion: http://podcast.501stlegion.org/admin/?fbclid=IwAR0w0BGTSFL2_6zzvdZpkGqguwWjRxyf2fGXyLuU2MJckLNpK2UN5l6Zpmc



     



    501st Legion (Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/The501stLegion



     



    501st Legion (Twitter): https://twitter.com/501stLegion



     



    Costume Reference Library (CRL): https://databank.501st.com/databank/Costuming:CRL?fbclid=IwAR03DHOTz2yRfDZWnAFjA9gx2t-g89-mq8HkL5npwxBzL6VKpgHjvXqdhxE



     



    Rebel Legion Costuming Community: https://www.rebellegion.com/?fbclid=IwAR0m1bstrFFLPdQ0wRjq1k3Ew1nEIBXReo-SBjp263w_xGMw0-o5Qva0DPc



     



    Teenager Matthew Tillyer Becomes A TIE Fighter Pilot — Right From His Wheelchair: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/wheelchair-tie-pilot-matthew-tillyer_n_7651652?ncid=engmodushpmg00000003&fbclid=IwAR0LR-osLkGJYhOs7AYYkkyccRE5SGlwMvU5DmF21Q7RyaxgJM3J7Gl9v_s



     



    Plastic Spacemen! How the 501st Legion Conquered Star Wars:



    https://mashable.com/2014/10/01/501st-legion-star-wars/?fbclid=IwAR0vW-tle-ncK_MkXPued_OX7NpXqbPzqoD13sZ6olS1h0Yi2mFdwUeqoZM



     



     



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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Hard Questions on Veterans Day

    Hard Questions on Veterans Day

    Do you have hard questions for a veteran?  We discuss Jonathan Wong’s article about opening more frank conversation with veterans in order to get a better understanding of their experience and our nation’s foreign policy.  We also discuss Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s comments about the economic impact of COVID and automation, particularly on front line workers in the service and restaurant industries.  I share some of the strategies I am pursuing to minimize my economic risk during the pandemic, and I challenge you to do the same.  We also have comments on the election results, Trump’s hair, Jimmy Carter, and Friday the 13th.



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    Jonathan Wong: This Veterans Day, I’m going to try to say, “You’re welcome to ask me hard questions.”



    https://www.twincities.com/2020/11/09/jonathan-wong-this-veterans-day-im-going-to-try-to-say-youre-welcome-to-ask-me-hard-questions



     



    The Economy as We Knew It Might be Over, Fed Chairman Says



    https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/12/economy/economy-after-covid-powell/index.html



     



     



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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Finding Purpose in Career and Business

    Finding Purpose in Career and Business

    I share some of my own stories as I have worked to find purpose in both my career and my own business.  It’s easy to say, “do what you love, and the money will follow”, but it’s a lot harder to achieve.  But it is important to go for it.  You only live once. I discuss how reading Lee Iacocca’s biography radically changed my career trajectory.  I share lessons I learned early in my career as well as important nuggets of morality as a business owner.  Take risks, don’t be paralyzed by fear, pursue your own happiness.



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    Music: https://www.purple-planet.com

    • 58 min
    Joe Biden and Liberty

    Joe Biden and Liberty

    Biden and Liberty? I must be smoking something, right?  We discuss some of the likely actions by Joe Biden in his first few days as President of the United States.  We get into his planned Executive Orders on the Paris Accord, the World Health Organization, DACA, DREAMers, Trump’s immigration ban and transgenders in the US military.  We also election bright spots for liberty including discuss drug law relaxation, the temporary defeat of Democratic Socialism and gridlock in DC.  I share my thoughts on the importance of liberty and deregulation, plus share why I think Jimmy Carter may be the best POTUS of my lifetime.  We also remember Alex Trebek.







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    • 1 hr 9 min
    2020 Election Aftermath. What's Next?

    2020 Election Aftermath. What's Next?

    Ladies and Gentleman, it’s Joe Biden!  We discuss the cable news talking heads, the problems with our election process and all of the reactions by President Trump.  We take a look another look at some of our local races, particularly San Diego Measure E that will make way for a residential/commercial/entertainment district at the site of the San Diego Sports Arena.  Plus we discuss taking an approach of new POTUS and having your own First 100 Days to focus on making your life better.



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    Referenced Data:



    San Diego Registrar of Voters Live Updates:



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    • 58 min

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SanDiegoScene ,

So easy to listen, great content!

Excellent local content with an insightful, inspiring global view. Great job John, keep going— this is so helpful and interesting for all listeners.

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