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Local Election Analysis: Poway, Rancho Bernardo, San Diego

Local Election Analysis: Poway, Rancho Bernardo, San Diego

They are still counting the votes at the San Diego County Registrar of Voters, but the results are becoming very clear in all but a few races. It's time for local election analysis! We discuss, analyze, and comment on: The races for Poway Mayor and Poway City Council...

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Poway, Rancho Bernardo Election Night 2022

Poway, Rancho Bernardo Election Night 2022

It’s Election Night 2022! We focus on the Poway Mayor race, Poway City Council races, and the Poway Unified School District races in this nearly 4 hour long podcast. OMG. The participation from the livestream audience was extraordinary! We break down the early returns...

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Frida Brunzell, Poway Unified School District Candidate

Frida Brunzell, Poway Unified School District Candidate

Frida Brunzell is a candidate for Poway Unified School District Board Trustee in Area B. This covers Northeast Rancho Bernardo and North Poway. Only 75% of PUSD Students Read at Grade Level Frida shared with me her frustrations with PUSD’s reading curriculum. 25% of...

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Poway Elections Comments, California/San Diego Propositions

Poway Elections Comments, California/San Diego Propositions

There is one week to go until Election Day and the drama in the Poway elections is heating up! Pete Neild joined me to cover a range of issues and candidates in this Poway Elections Preview episode. Poway Elections Drama We discuss the Holly Oak community’s objection...

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Amit Asaravala, Poway Democratic Club

Amit Asaravala, Poway Democratic Club

Amit Asaravala is the President of the Poway Democratic Club. Amit joined me to discuss the tremendous surge of money in Poway politics, the changing voting demographics in Poway, and information on their endorsed candidates. Poway Campaign Finance The financial data...

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Poway History and Business with Ed Franklin

Poway History and Business with Ed Franklin

If you love Poway history, you will love this podcast episode. Ed Franklin moved to Poway in 1974 as a young child and had so many exceptional stories to tell. Poway History We take a walk down memory lane discussing the different businesses that have come and gone...

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Tony Russo, Poway City Council Candidate

Tony Russo, Poway City Council Candidate

Tony Russo is a candidate for Poway City Council District 3. I live in District 3, so this was a great opportunity to learn more about Tony Russo’s campaign for Poway. Lack of Trust from Poway Officials We started by discussing Tony's experience at the Green Valley...

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Yuri Bohlen, Poway Mayoral Candidate

Yuri Bohlen, Poway Mayoral Candidate

Yuri Bohlen is a candidate for Poway Mayor, and he joined me for a marathon 3-hour podcast covering so many hot topics in the City of Poway. Our livestream audience was also continually active presenting questions and comments for Yuri to respond to. Here are the...

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Patrick Batten, Poway Unified School District Candidate

Patrick Batten, Poway Unified School District Candidate

Patrick Batten is a candidate for Poway School Board running in Area C covering parts of Rancho Penasquitos, Rancho Bernardo, and 4S Ranch. Patrick is attempting to win the race to fill the seat of departing incumbent TJ Zane. The US Marine Corps Patrick shared his...

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Delta Esparza, Poway Mayor Candidate

Delta Esparza, Poway Mayor Candidate

Poway Mayoral Candidate, Delta Esparza, joined me for a thoughtful and wide-ranging conversation in the JRP podcast studio. Delta is one of four challengers attempting to unseat Poway Mayor Steve Vaus. Our 1.5-hour discussion offers great insight into Delta’s...

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Kevin Juza, Poway City Council Candidate

Kevin Juza, Poway City Council Candidate

Poway City Council Candidate, Kevin Juza, joined me for a fun and informative podcast conversation. Kevin is one of three candidates running in my own District 3. We chatted for nearly 2 hours and had terrific input from the live audience spanning topics like: Kevin’s...

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Hiram Soto, Poway City Council Candidate

Hiram Soto, Poway City Council Candidate

This was such an enjoyable podcast conversation with Poway City Council Candidate, Hiram Soto. We covered a tremendous amount of ground in this 1.5-hour podcast discussion including: Hiram’s family background in Mexico His career as a journalist at the San Diego Union...

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Rancho Bernardo Marijuana, Poway Elections

Rancho Bernardo Marijuana, Poway Elections

Urbn Leaf wants to move into Rancho Bernardo Urbn Leaf, a marijuana dispensary, wants to move into the long abandoned El Torito restaurant location in Rancho Bernardo.  As you might imagine, the locals are not taking this Rancho Bernardo marijuana situation...

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Rancho Bernardo High School Air Conditioning Crisis

Rancho Bernardo High School Air Conditioning Crisis

The air conditioning system at Rancho Bernardo High School and Bernardo Heights Middle School is broken!  We are dealing with sweltering heat and now kids are being sent home because the classroom is unsafe.  What is going on at Poway Unified School...

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Dennis Butts, Poway Postal Annex, Dodgers, Lakers, Rams

Dennis Butts, Poway Postal Annex, Dodgers, Lakers, Rams

Dennis Butts from the Poway Postal Annex (in Target Shopping Center) joined me to talk sports and it was so fun!  Dennis is a huge LA sports fan, but he doesn’t rub it in too badly for us San Diego fans. 😊 Every time I visit his Postal Annex store, we always talk...

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Is it moral to cancel student debt?, JRP0284

Is it moral to cancel student debt?, JRP0284

The cost of college tuition is sky high, but the price of clothing at Costco is very inexpensive. We explore government’s role in causing prices to rise and student debt to expand. Biden’s Plan to Cancel Student Debt Liberals in Congress are pushing Biden to cancel...

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MLB Trade Deadline as an Analogy for Life

MLB Trade Deadline as an Analogy for Life

The MLB Trade Deadline wrapped up Tuesday afternoon and my head is still spinning.  So much activity that I am just now starting to come back down to Earth. Juan Soto and the San Diego Padres We break down the big trades AJ Preller and the Padres made for Juan...

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How I Started My Podcast, JRP0282

How I Started My Podcast, JRP0282

People ask me all the time how I started this podcast and why I did it. So, today’s podcast is a podcast about podcasting! We will cover the inspiration from my show, the personal benefits in podcasting, and some of the basics on how I started my podcast.  We will...

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Lee Hacksaw Hamilton, History of Sports Talk Radio

Lee Hacksaw Hamilton, History of Sports Talk Radio

Legendary sports radio and NFL play-by-play icon, Lee “Hacksaw” Hamilton joined for a wide conversation about his career, the San Diego sports media market, the San Diego Chargers and more. Hacksaw and the History of Sports Talk Radio Lee shared his Long Island roots...

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Corporate Greed!, JRP0280

Corporate Greed!, JRP0280

We are hearing shrieks of “Corporate Greed!” as inflation surges. But is it really Corporate Greed? Corporations are Price Gouging!  Really? Prices are up most everywhere: gas, food, labor. Inflation is now at 9.1%. I haven’t seen it this high since I was in high...

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Pursuing Happiness in a Housing Crisis, JRP0278

Pursuing Happiness in a Housing Crisis, JRP0278

How can you pursue your happiness in a housing crisis? Or better yet, how can you not violate the right of others to do the same? Housing Crisis We examine the housing crisis and the unintended consequences of central planning. Despite do-gooders’ best efforts to make...

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Golden State Warriors, Social Security, Inflation, JRP0277

Golden State Warriors, Social Security, Inflation, JRP0277

The Golden State Warriors are enjoying their 6th NBA Finals in 8 years and are on the cusp of their fourth championship in that timeframe. I share my early memories as a Golden State Warriors fan. We then discuss financial planning for retirement and the shocking low...

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Gun Rights, Uvalde, and a New Approach, JRP0276

Gun Rights, Uvalde, and a New Approach, JRP0276

It’s time for America to come together to resolve gun violence and gun rights. I have been doing deep thinking in the wake of the Uvalde massacre. I have been exploring American history, American values, and the rights that should be protected in America. We can’t...

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Great Replacement Theory vs Pursuit of Happiness, JRP0275

Great Replacement Theory vs Pursuit of Happiness, JRP0275

The Great Replacement Theory has been in the news since it was mentioned in the Buffalo mass shooter’s manifesto. Let’s be real. This is a conspiracy theory based on racism and fear of “different” people coming to America to replace white voters. Different races,...

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Pete Murray for San Diego Judge, Criminal Justice, JRP0274

Pete Murray for San Diego Judge, Criminal Justice, JRP0274

Pete Murray joined me to discuss his campaign for judge in San Diego County. This was an incredible podcast conversation going nearly 4 hours (a new JRP record!). The depth and breadth of topics covered is too long to list, but here are some highlights: Pete Murray's...

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Richest Man in Babylon, Personal Finance, JRP0273

Richest Man in Babylon, Personal Finance, JRP0273

Seven Cures to a Lean Purse The First Cure: Start thy purse to fattening. Arkad (Richest Man in Babylon) advises saving 10% of your annual income to start building up your wealth (or purse). "For every ten coins thou placest within thy purse take out for use but...

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Oklahoma Abortion Bill, JRP0272

Oklahoma Abortion Bill, JRP0272

Oklahoma Abortion Ban Will they enact an Oklahoma abortion ban? It’s looking that way. We break down all of the new abortion laws passed in Oklahoma, Missouri, Michigan, Kentucky, Nebraska, and Colorado as states prepare for the potential overturn of Roe vs Wade....

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Daylight Savings, Ukraine, Tatis, Poway News, JRP0269

Daylight Savings, Ukraine, Tatis, Poway News, JRP0269

Daylight Savings Time is Whack The US Senate just approved making daylight savings time permanent for the entire nation. Will the House pass it? And what’s the deal with the California vote in 2018 to end this clock changing nonsense? I’m tired of the twice a year...

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Poway Election Season is Here.  Is Pete Neild?, JRP0270

Poway Election Season is Here. Is Pete Neild?, JRP0270

Pete Neild shares his announcement on his potential candidates for Poway City Council District 1.  We discuss a wide range of Poway issues including development, roads, SDG&E, Mayor Steve Vaus, Caylin Frank, Dave Grosch, Barry Leonard, the failed recall of Steve...

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Putin, Trudeau, Vaus, and the Pursuit of Happiness, JRP0268

Putin, Trudeau, Vaus, and the Pursuit of Happiness, JRP0268

Putin Justifying Invasion of Ukraine based on Blood and Religion Russian troops are at the Ukrainian border and invasion is imminent! Biden is trying to negotiate but doing so on weak footing. Meanwhile Trump is calling Putin a “genius” for his strategy. What in the...

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Electric Vehicle Shopping Adventures, Presidents Day, JRP0267

Electric Vehicle Shopping Adventures, Presidents Day, JRP0267

EVs Selling as Much as $15K over MSRP Have you been on an auto dealer lot lately? The prices for cars are all out of whack. The supply chain crisis has created huge distortions in the price of cars. I am in the market for a new EV and every option is selling for...

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NFL, Cannabis, and Canadian Truckers, JRP0266

NFL, Cannabis, and Canadian Truckers, JRP0266

NFL Studying Marijuana to Help Players Manage Pain My alma mater UC San Diego was just awarded a $500,000 grant from the NFL to study the impact of cannabis as a pain relief medication. Isn’t the answer obvious? We take a look at the UCSD study and discuss well known...

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Eileen Gu’s Pursuit of Happiness, JRP0265

Eileen Gu’s Pursuit of Happiness, JRP0265

Personal Success as a Skier, Student, Model and Symbol of International Unity Eileen Gu won the gold in the Big Air freestyle event Tuesday while competing for China in the Winter Olympics. But this episode is much more than her athletic feats. Gu’s “right double 1440...

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The Happiness Dashboard, JRP0264

The Happiness Dashboard, JRP0264

Your Life Goal Should be Happiness How happy are you on a 0-10 scale? We discuss the topic of The Happiness Dashboard. This system (similar to the Wheel of Life) provides a framework to score your happiness in every major category of life: FinancesCareerPhysical &...

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Poway and Rancho Bernardo, Top Stories in 2021, JRP0263

Poway and Rancho Bernardo, Top Stories in 2021, JRP0263

In today’s podcast episode we take a look back at the top 2021 stories in the Poway and Rancho Bernardo area. Our friends at Pomerado News highlighted the top local stories. We take the time to reflect on each of them. These top local stories span the spectrum of...

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Candy Cane Lane, Elon Musk WSJ Interview, JRP0262

Candy Cane Lane, Elon Musk WSJ Interview, JRP0262

Last week I experienced the positive energy and festivities along Poway's Candy Cane Lane (or should I say Candy Cane Courts). To say that this community “decorates in excess” is an understatement! We discuss the history, the planning, and the mob scene that shows up...

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Smash and Grab, JRP0261

Smash and Grab, JRP0261

Smash and Grab is in the news as we see flash mobs showing up, not to dance, but to damage property and steal goods from stores. We are even seeing increased crime of commercial establishments here in my hometown of Poway CA. What is going on here? On one hand police...

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Solana Beach Climate Change Policies, JRP0260

Solana Beach Climate Change Policies, JRP0260

City government officials in Solana Beach have passed new laws mandating EV charging stations and solar panels. At the same time they want to ban natural gas. Is this a serious climate change policy for the city or just virtue signaling by elected leaders? The Solana...

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Poway School Board Death Threats, JRP0259

Poway School Board Death Threats, JRP0259

Death threats directed at Poway Unified School Board trustees. Protesters showing up at school board members’ private homes with a manifesto filled with demands. What in the heck is going on here? We break down this whole story and then explore the nationwide heated...

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SANDAG per mile tax, Squid Game, Poway News, JRP0258

SANDAG per mile tax, Squid Game, Poway News, JRP0258

SANDAG has a plan to tax you per mile to help pay for their $160B public transportation plan. Why this big push for a utopian mass transit system when so few people use the existing trolleys and carpool/bus systems? We break down SANDAG’s plan including their proposal...

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Roots of San Diego State’s Exclusion from PAC-12

Roots of San Diego State’s Exclusion from PAC-12

Why are UC Berkeley, Stanford, and UCLA so afraid of competing with San Diego State University? For the past 2-3 decades we have seen SDSU rise up both athletically and academically to create a national brand that is respected from coast to coast. SDSU regularly...

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Poway Parks, Facebook Whistleblower, JRP0255

Poway Parks, Facebook Whistleblower, JRP0255

Controversy in Poway! Free Range Kids invading our Poway parks! We break down the City of Poway’s plan to open up Starridge Park to Poway Girls Softball, including the objections from the local neighbors. Are neighborhood Poway parks just for neighbors? When is a...

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Reliving a Near Death Experience, JRP0254

Reliving a Near Death Experience, JRP0254

First a near death experience after a motorcycle accident and supernatural dreams in a coma. Then reliving a near death experience when revisiting the scene of the accident and fulfilling promises made. Mike Smith and Pete Neild join me to discuss their recent trip to...

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Sales and Marketing Tips, Ed Franklin, JRP0253

Sales and Marketing Tips, Ed Franklin, JRP0253

John Riley joins Ed Franklin on his No Limits podcast to discuss Poway News, the Jim Collins book Good to Great, and a range of sales and marketing tips. We discuss email marketing, SMS text marketing, podcasting, sales skills, communication, setting expectations, how...

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Ed Franklin, No Limits, JRP0252

Ed Franklin, No Limits, JRP0252

Ed Franklin, the host of the No Limits podcast, joined me today for a fun discussion about self-improvement, marketing and growing up in Poway.  Ed’s podcast is all about inspiring you to achieve success by sharing his life stories and experiences.  Many of his...

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JRP Happy Hour 20210820, JRP0251

JRP Happy Hour 20210820, JRP0251

The JRP Happy Hour invites podcast listeners, guests, and fans to join us in a wide open, free form conversation during a livestream.  Challenge me on my thoughts from previous episodes, bring up your own issues, or just hang out and have a fun discussion. ...

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Afghanistan Withdrawal and Personal Independence, JRP0250

Afghanistan Withdrawal and Personal Independence, JRP0250

We break down the good, bad and ugly of America’s involvement in Afghanistan for the past 20 years.  Is there any good?  Probably just bad and ugly.  President Biden’s speech from Aug 16th provides a good jumping off point to discuss a range of issues...

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California Recall and Biden Infrastructure, JRP0249

California Recall and Biden Infrastructure, JRP0249

We break down the Recall Election of California Governor Gavin Newsom. We examine Newsom’s record as governor and on recalls as a tool to hold politicians accountable. We also look at his competitors including Larry Elder and former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer....

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“Free Road Trip”, Delta Variant, and Tonopah NV, JRP0248

“Free Road Trip”, Delta Variant, and Tonopah NV, JRP0248

Imagine a road trip where gas stations are giving away free gas. That’s the equivalent of what I experienced in this road trip that offered free charging up Highway 395 to Lake Tahoe and back home through the Nevada desert. We discuss the flare ups of the COVID delta...

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Kathryn Cloward on the Passing of Father Joe, JRP0247

Kathryn Cloward on the Passing of Father Joe, JRP0247

Kathryn Cloward joined us to reflect on the passing of Father Joe Carroll.  Kathryn is the author of the recent book: “Father Joe, Life Stories of a Hustler Priest.”  We shared so many wonderful stories how Father Joe made an impact in Kathryn’s life and the...

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7 Lessons I Learned as an Entrepreneur, JRP0246

7 Lessons I Learned as an Entrepreneur, JRP0246

As I celebrate my 17th year of being self-employed, I share 7 key lessons I learned as an entrepreneur.  Starting my own business has been the most challenging and rewarding assignment of my professional life.  If I could travel back in Mr. Peabody’s Way...

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Ditching a Bad Job, JRP0245

Ditching a Bad Job, JRP0245

One of the bright spots from the pandemic are workers deciding to take their life seriously and quit their bad job.  There is so much opportunity now with the worker shortage where people can earn more money with better benefits and less stress.  Plus, there...

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COVID Independence Day, JRP0244

COVID Independence Day, JRP0244

California has opened back up!  It’s COVID Independence Day!  We discuss the details of California’s reopening including the response from local businesses and the recall of Governor Gavin Newsom.  We also take a moment to discuss the upcoming...

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Pledge of Allegiance and Flag Day, JRP0243

Pledge of Allegiance and Flag Day, JRP0243

Today is Flag Day so discuss the American Flag and the Pledge of Allegiance.  We do a deep dive on the history of the Pledge from an article written by Connor Boyack that shows the socialist and authority loving goals of the Pledge’s author.  I share some...

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Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego Housing, JRP0242

Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego Housing, JRP0242

A new housing development in Rancho Penasquitos is causing an uproar in this San Diego community.  We discuss The Junipers project and its impact on the local area.  We also discuss NIMBYism, the California housing crisis, and the greater San Diego economy.  We find...

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JRP Logo and Origin Story, JRP0240

JRP Logo and Origin Story, JRP0240

Every hero has an origin story.  I discuss the power of origin stories and how they give greater insight to understanding the way people are wired.  I share my own origin story and how it has shaped me as an adult.  I also tell the story of my podcast...

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Black Wall Street and Wealth Creation, JRP0239

Black Wall Street and Wealth Creation, JRP0239

We discuss the Tulsa Race Massacre and the burning of Black Wall St.  But how did Blacks prosper and build wealth 100 years ago?  We explore the story within the story.  Plus we share tips to be a more powerful networking in both our business and...

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EVs and Johnny’s Rules for Life #2, JRP0238

EVs and Johnny’s Rules for Life #2, JRP0238

I break down getting greater control of your business and personal life by sharing some of my own life lessons.  Rule #2 is to “Say No and Say It Often”.  I also share a Business Tip to help attract more customers.  We kick off the podcast discussing the financial...

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Near Death Experience, Mike Smith, Pete Neild, JRP0237

Near Death Experience, Mike Smith, Pete Neild, JRP0237

Mike Smith shared his story about a terrible motorcycle accident in Maui and the experiences he had during a 2-week coma where he encountered God, the afterlife, and a return to today’s reality.  Mike shared the incredible coma dreams he had about love and...

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Johnny’s Rules for Life #1, JRP0236

Johnny’s Rules for Life #1, JRP0236

We start a new segment where we explore Johnny’s Rules for Life.  These are life lessons that I have learned, often the hard way, that I want to pass down to others to improve their life.  Today we discuss Taking Your Life Seriously.  Plus, we talk...

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California Ending COVID Restrictions, JRP0235

California Ending COVID Restrictions, JRP0235

California is lifting the COVID restrictions on June 15.  Finally!  I discuss the damage and destruction caused by overly aggressive govt policies that violated our basic rights.  Then we have a conversation about getting money out of politics and...

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Unhappy Tax Day, Pay Your Fair Share! JRP0234

Unhappy Tax Day, Pay Your Fair Share! JRP0234

It’s National Tax Day so we do some venting about the whole topic of taxation.  We cover crazy taxes when you buy certain products in some states, the topic of “Fair Share”, and the morality of taxation.  Plus, we talk about corporate taxes, capital gains taxes, The...

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OMG Inflation!, JRP0232

OMG Inflation!, JRP0232

Inflation is skyrocketing in housing, gasoline, food, and labor.  I break down the reasons why, but the common theme is that government is restricting supply while fueling demand.  We also go deep on gas taxes, housing costs and the Leaving California phenomenon.  I...

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Spring Mountain Adventure, JRP0231

Spring Mountain Adventure, JRP0231

Pete Neild joined me to discuss his (our) adventure in Pahrump NV at the Spring Mountain Raceway May 1-2, 2021.  Pete raced his Corvette Calypso on the track as part of his own birthday present.  Pete shares his experience on the raceway, mastering the Bus...

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Human Trafficking in San Diego, JRP0230

Human Trafficking in San Diego, JRP0230

Human traffickers transporting illegal immigrants crash off of San Diego’s Point Loma coastline leaving 3 dead and dozens hospitalized.  We discuss how our immigration policy incentivizes this type of risky behavior.  Plus, we explore Florida Governor Ron...

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Groceries, Poway and Mike Ryan, JRP0229

Groceries, Poway and Mike Ryan, JRP0229

Mike Ryan joined us to discuss the potential of a fully automated Amazon Fresh coming to our hometown of Poway.  Mike shared many stories about the work he does helping customers and focusing on quality products as a professional in the grocery business.  We...

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Apple and 5000 San Diego Jobs, JRP0228

Apple and 5000 San Diego Jobs, JRP0228

We discuss the massive changes planned in San Diego's economy and housing market including news on Apple's expansion adding 5000 new jobs, the expansion of office space in Downtown San Diego, more dense community hub housing along El Cajon Blvd, and further comments...

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Automated Amazon Supermarket, JRP0227

Automated Amazon Supermarket, JRP0227

Could they be building a mysterious, fully automated Amazon supermarket here in Poway?  We discuss the benefits of this new technology for both shoppers and grocers.  Then we discuss life lessons from last night’s Padres-Dodgers game.  Finally, we...

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Police Reform San Diego Budget JRP0226

Police Reform San Diego Budget JRP0226

We kick off the podcast talking about the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial.  Then we get into a wide range of suggestions for police reform and criminal justice reform that would not result in the terrible outcomes that killed George Floyd, Breonna...

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Father Joe, JRP0225

Father Joe, JRP0225

Father Joe Carroll joined us to discuss his new book “Father Joe: Life Stories of a Hustler Priest” authored by Kathryn Cloward.  Father Joe is an icon in San Diego history rising from a parish priest to the leading community activist to fight the homelessness...

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Biden and Overcoming Adversity, JRP0224

Biden and Overcoming Adversity, JRP0224

Joe Biden is pulling American troops out of Afghanistan. We discuss strategies on overcoming adversity, how and when to change strategy, and when to call it a day.  We also examine Bernie Madoff, the pause on the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, fighting Poway City...

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Amazon and Justice, JRP0223

Amazon and Justice, JRP0223

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has come out in favor of a tax hike on corporations and in support of President Biden’s infrastructure bill.  We discuss the recent Amazon union vote, minimum wage, corporate taxes and paying your fair share all within the context of...

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Georgia and MLB, JRP0222

Georgia and MLB, JRP0222

MLB moved the All Star Game out of Atlanta in a protest to the new voting laws in Georgia.  We discuss cases of corporate integrity when businesses stand up for their values and principles.  We also discuss personal integrity, my love of the MLB All Star game and a...

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Charles Barkley on Politicians, JRP0221

Charles Barkley on Politicians, JRP0221

Charles Barkley said what many of us think, but rarely hear in the mainstream media.  The politicians are dividing us and getting us fighting amongst ourselves so they can stay in power.  We break down Barkley’s video clip from the NCAA Final Four and then...

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John Oliver and National Debt, JRP0220

John Oliver and National Debt, JRP0220

We break down John Oliver’s recent HBO video dismissing the importance of the National Debt.  We discuss good debt vs bad debt, the morality of government debt, and the responsibility vs. irresponsibility of both personal and government debt.  We also get...

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Vaccines as a Carrot on a Stick JRP0219

Vaccines as a Carrot on a Stick JRP0219

Dr. Leana Wen says on CNN that govt should withhold our liberties until you get a vaccine.  What happened to our inalienable rights?  We spend a great deal of time discussing housing on Poway Rd. within the context of property rights.  Plus we enjoy...

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Vaccine Passports, JRP0218

Vaccine Passports, JRP0218

Imagine having to show proof of a COVID vaccine in order to do everyday activities like shopping and dining.  We discuss the idea of a Vaccine Passport and how that aligns with our inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  Is this...

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Padres 2021 Preview, Leland, JRP0217

Padres 2021 Preview, Leland, JRP0217

David Leland joined me to discuss the Padres 2021 season.  We break down the opening day roster and surmise the likely choices for the starting rotation and bullpen.  We also talk about expectations and the impact of COVID on home attendance.  Plus, we...

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Voting Rights and Bicycles, JRP0216

Voting Rights and Bicycles, JRP0216

Did someone cancel Southern Hospitality?  We break down the changes in voting laws in Georgia and discuss voting rights, #StoptheSteal and living your life so voting almost doesn’t matter.  Then we discuss Amit Asaravala’s guest column on encouraging more biking in...

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Road Trips and Mass Shootings, JRP0215

Road Trips and Mass Shootings, JRP0215

I just got back from a road trip and I am refreshed and energized.  I share some of my stories about my week-long sabbatical through the isolated places of Nevada in my electric vehicle.  Plus, we discuss Equal Pay for Equal Work and then do a deep dive on solving gun...

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Biden Border Crisis, JRP0214

Biden Border Crisis, JRP0214

Children are being detained at the border.  What is Joe Biden to do?  We discuss the current crisis at the US Mexico border, and we get into a broader discussion on immigration including US immigration history and potential solutions.  Plus, it’s St....

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Biden Tax Hike, VW EVs, JRP0213

Biden Tax Hike, VW EVs, JRP0213

So much money has been spent on the COVID recovery under both Trump and Biden.  Plus, there is a $2-$4T infrastructure bill in the works.  Now they are talking about tax increases to partly pay for it, but the math still doesn’t add up.  We also discuss...

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Saturday Morning TV Cartoons, JRP0212

Saturday Morning TV Cartoons, JRP0212

Pepe Le Pew and Speedy Gonzalez are getting the Cancel Culture treatment.  We examine this cartoon controversy and how Republicans and Democrats are spinning it.  Then we take a walk down memory lane discussing Saturday Morning TV Cartoons from the 1970s.  Finally, we...

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San Diego’s Serra High School, JRP0211

San Diego’s Serra High School, JRP0211

The Serra High School Conquistadors in San Diego just changed their name to the Canyon Hills Rattlers.  We discuss Cancel Culture, the value of name changing, and my personal project to visit all of California’s Missions.  Plus, we have some fun discussing school name...

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Royal Family, Schools, Stimulus JRP0210

Royal Family, Schools, Stimulus JRP0210

There’s a con game going on and many are not seeing the evidence right before their very eyes.  We discuss the Oprah interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, as well as the history of the Royal Family.  We talk about the great results La Jolla Country Day School...

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Joy Reid, La Mesa Schools, JRP0209

Joy Reid, La Mesa Schools, JRP0209

MSNBC’s Joy Reid is upset that Texas is opening up their economy.  We examine racial justice issues and systemic racism within the context of the COVID pandemic.  We also look at the recent comments by La Mesa Spring Valley School Board Vice President Chardá...

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Kathryn Cloward, She Roared, JRP0208

Kathryn Cloward, She Roared, JRP0208

Kathryn Cloward joined us to share her positive energy and good vibes as she works to make a difference in people’s lives.  We discuss her song “She Roared” about celebrating the heroic actions of warrior women.  We speak at length about her new Kathryn the Grape...

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Poway News, San Diego Housing JRP0207

Poway News, San Diego Housing JRP0207

We discuss Poway Mayor Steve Vaus’ appearance on KUSI and his update on construction, housing, a new community center, open space, and other updates on our “City in the Country”.  We also discuss bills being discussed in Sacramento to overcome NIMBYism and make...

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The $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Game JRP0206

The $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Game JRP0206

Life is a game.  Are you playing to win?  Do you know the game event exists?  Some people are playing and winning.  We discuss strategies to take advantage of conditions in the economy to help you improve your business and personal life.  We...

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Fry’s Electronics, JRP0205

Fry’s Electronics, JRP0205

We discuss the demise of Fry’s Electronics while Best Buy enjoys record profits and a surging stock price.  What happened?  What were your experiences shopping at these two stores?  Has your shopping behavior changed and moved more online?  Plus,...

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Tatis, Texas, and SDG&E, JRP0204

Tatis, Texas, and SDG&E, JRP0204

We're feeling the amazing energy of Fernando Tatis Jr.  We discuss Tatis’ impact and the great themes from his press conference that we can use to improve our personal and business lives. We also discuss electric vehicles and lessons learned with SDG&E.  I also...

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Flow Charts in your Mind Pt 2, JRP0203

Flow Charts in your Mind Pt 2, JRP0203

In Part 2 of our series, we examine some of my own private visual diagrams that represent self-discoveries I have made as a middle-aged adult.  We discuss balancing marriage, children, career, and parents while still trying to maintain a sense of self.  We also show...

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Flow Charts in your Mind Pt 1, JRP0202

Flow Charts in your Mind Pt 1, JRP0202

Do you ever get a visual diagram in your head that perfectly captures a process, relationship or some other way of looking at the world?  We discuss these flow charts in our mind with Pete Neild.  Pete shares his revelations of seeing timelines of various people...

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