Friday, July 13, 2012

7/13 Best of Kidd, Silverman

7/13 Best of Kidd, Silverman
Talkback Fri July 13, 2012
Chuck Wilder Noon - 2 PM PDST

Todays Program is a "Best Of Talkback" repeat show                     Today Friday 13 th
Friday the 13th, 'the most widespread superstition'
The sixth day of the week and the number 13 both have foreboding reputations said to date from ancient times. Their inevitable conjunction from one to three times a year (there will be three such occurrences in 2012) portends more misfortune than some credulous minds can bear, it seems. According to some sources it's the most widespread superstition in the United States today. Some people refuse to go to work on Friday the 13th; some won't eat in restaurants; many wouldn't think of setting a wedding on the date.
How many Americans at the beginning of the 21st century suffer from this condition? According to Dr. Donald Dossey, a psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of phobias (and coiner of the term Para skev ideka tria phobia the figure may be as high as 21 million. If he's right, no fewer than eight percent of Americans remain in the grips of a very old superstition. Exactly how old is difficult to say, because determining the origins of superstitions is an inexact science, at best. In fact, it's mostly guesswork.

                                           Todays Guest

Devvy Kidd Author of Why A Bankrupt America and Blind Loyalty; 2 million copies sold.. She left the Republican Party in 1996 and has been an independent voter ever since. Devvy isn't left, right or in the middle; she is a constitutionalist who believes in the supreme law of the land, not some political party. She writes for News With Views.Com and her regularly posted new columns are on her site at: You can also sign up for her free email alerts."A look at two of her recent articles: Americans and career politicians make a mockery of Independence Day and Are American's Really this Stupid? (

Lt. Col. Michael E. Silverman (ret) Author: Awakening Victory: How Iraqi Tribes and American Troops Reclaimed al Anbar and Defeated al Qaeda in Iraq. It is the chronicled account of his experiences as Commander of the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armored Regiment, and the amazing contribution this battalion – the only one to participate in the campaign to reclaim al Anbar Province from start to finish - made to the war in Iraq."A look at his latest articles and discussing his book Awakening Victory" (

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