Tag: Russia

P.I.D. Radio 10/31/15: Spooky Asteroid and Comet Cocktails

AN ASTEROID will fly by Earth on Halloween at only 1.3x the distance of the Moon. It’s nicknamed “Spooky”, it’s been identified by astronomers as a dead comet — and it just happens to look like a human skull.

P.I.D. Radio 10/17/15: Prelude to Dabiq

RUSSIA AND Iran have sent troops to fight for Syria’s largest city, Aleppo. Since it borders on the “Islamic State-free zone” declared by Turkey and the US last month, will the NATO allies have a problem with this? And how will the Islamic State respond?

P.I.D. Radio 1/17/15: The Moon is a Planet

THE TITLE of this week’s show is a reference to an exchange this week on QVC about whether the Moon is a planet or a star. Closer to home, we discuss Russia, ISIS, a third gender, and a flap 60 years ago, when the United States tracked a pair of “natural” satellites that suddenly appeared on radar in low earth orbit over the equator.

P.I.D. Radio 1/1/15: The Year Ahead

WE BEGIN our 11th year of webcasting with a look at some of the issues we believe the world will confront in 2015. Of course, it doesn’t take much imagination to predict more turmoil in the Middle East. We also discuss Ebola, economics and the price of oil, and the continued conflict between the Islamic State and anyone who stands in the way of their dream of a restored caliphate.

Elliot Rodger

P.I.D. Radio 5/26/14: Revenge Against Humanity

THE KID wanted to be adored. Sadly, it appears that a lunatic fringe is giving Elliot Rodger in death what he claimed he never got in life.

P.I.D. Radio 5/16/14: Hashtag Number Sign

SOMEONE SHOULD have warned First Lady Michelle Obama that appearing in a Twitter photo holding up a #BringBackOurGirls sign was a bad idea. It took about 15 minutes for the picture to be Photoshopped. Worse, it made the government of the United States look juvenile.

P.I.D. Radio 10/20/13: The (Radioactive) Shadow of Arafat

HE JUST won’t go away.  Those of us old enough to remember Yasser Arafat are probably somewhat surprised that the former leader of the Palestinian Authority, who died in 2004,… Read more »

P.I.D. Radio 6/23/13: Thin Red Line

SYRIA HAS crossed the “red line”, according to the Obama administration.  What does that mean?  How deep are we getting in the Syrian civil war?  And, though we hate to… Read more »

P.I.D. Radio 5/27/13: Tangled Problems, Entangled Pairs

AS WE honor our fallen soldiers this Memorial Day, we take a look around at the world and wonder: Are we seeing tinder just waiting for a match?  Anti-Muslim riots… Read more »