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115 - Suspicious Cleavage

115 - Suspicious Cleavage

September 27, 2021

Everyone is responding to the vaccine mandates, as you would expect: badly. Already strained hospitals and schools are about to lose a ton of employees. Cuomo was gonna assemble the NY Cannabis Control Board but then he got high (on ziti) so Hochul finished the job. The Intercept shares some spooky reporting on the lab-leak theory of Covid19 and gain of function research. And the courts block a huge drilling project in Alaska, citing concerns about the end of life as we know it.

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Area hospitals face tough decisions as 'alarming' staffing crisis worsens: https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Area-hospitals-face-tough-decisions-as-alarming-16485774.php 

 

Hochul nominates final Cannabis Control Board members: https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Hochul-nominates-final-two-Cannabis-Control-Board-16482690.php 

 

The Intercept reporting on Covid origins: https://theintercept.com/2021/09/09/covid-origins-gain-of-function-research/?comments=1#comments

 

https://theintercept.com/2021/09/23/coronavirus-research-grant-darpa/?utm_campaign=theintercept&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

 

Court Blocks Alaskan Drilling Project: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/18/climate/alaska-willow-oil.html?campaign_id=54&emc=edit_clim_20210825&instance_id=38786&nl=climate-fwd%3A&regi_id=89891543&segment_id=67198&te=1&user_id=ab909f0ca81e391fd0bd16d1fa803809

114 - I Owe My Soul To The Factory Store

114 - I Owe My Soul To The Factory Store

September 20, 2021

Coming to a working class near you: entire towns owned and operated by Amazon. Don’t worry, it’s for your own good! And as a parting gift, our pull out from Afghanistan features the murder of seven children and three adults whose crime was transporting water. We have a few updates on Britney, Byron, and Buffalo, and for a palate cleanser we talk about Barcelona reclaiming space from cars to create public green space. 

Alain Kaloyeros conviction upheld over buffalo billions bid-rigging scandal:

https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Kaloyeros-loses-appeal-to-throw-out-conviction-16443284.php

 

Byron Brown off the ballot: https://www.wivb.com/india-walton-buffalo-mayor/byron-browns-ballot-fate-unclear-until-at-least-friday/?utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_source=t.co

 

CNN investigation on drone attack: https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/14/asia/afghanistan-kabul-drone-strike-questions-intl-dst-hnk/index.html

 

https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/18/politics/united-states-military-drone-strike-kabul-civilians/index.html 

 

Company--I mean factory--towns: https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-09-16/amazon-s-new-factory-towns-will-lift-the-working-class

 

Barcelona takes over car space for public space: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/08/pandemic-barcelona-greener-future/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+inside-the-world-economic-forum+%28Inside+The+World+Economic+Forum%29

113 - State of the State feat. Adam Pelletier

113 - State of the State feat. Adam Pelletier

September 13, 2021

In this New York-themed episode we’re joined by friend of the pod Adam to talk about union support for India Walton’s opponent and what it means for the general election. In North Country, a CIA officer is looking to kick Stefanik out of Congress by attracting moderates. And in Saratoga, cops are targeting BLM activists and doing a great job of convincing everyone that they are definitely not racist why would you even say that? Finally, a potential treatment for our now endemic fact of life, Covid 19.

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Former CIA officer seeks to challenge Stefanik in 21st District https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/CIA-officer-and-counterterrorism-official-wants-16443016.php 

 

Saratoga cops gone wild https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Saratoga-police-continue-to-arrest-activists-16446950.php

 

TU Opinion on Saratoga: https://www.timesunion.com/opinion/article/Editorial-A-chilling-message-in-Saratoga-Springs-16447588.php

 

Saratoga BLM aid information: https://linktr.ee/saratogablm

 

India Walton & union endorsements:

 

https://www.wgrz.com/article/news/local/buffalo-teachers-federation-endorses-india-walton-for-mayor/71-763a6d19-0172-4ac9-8320-9dd3b152ace6 

 

https://www.wivb.com/india-walton-buffalo-mayor/two-major-labor-unions-endorse-byron-brown-for-mayor-of-buffalo/ 

 

https://jacobinmag.com/2021/09/india-walton-byron-brown-buffalo-local-mayoral-elections-pro-corporate 

 

https://twitter.com/indiawaltonbflo/status/1436720022324400129?s=21 

 

https://www.wgrz.com/article/news/local/republican-support-for-mayor-byron-browns-buffalo-party/71-b62fefbd-8ee3-4fe1-ab05-0a5cf4ba915a 

 

https://buffalonews.com/news/local/government-and-politics/buffalo-gop-weighs-helping-byron-browns-write-in-campaign-for-mayor/article_7fd4ef4e-f094-11eb-9582-9f7e627d3605.html 

 

https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/buffalo/politics/2021/06/08/two-buffalo-mayoral-candidates-endorsed-by-local-organizations 

 

Viper Venom Covid Treatment: https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/brazilian-viper-venom-may-become-tool-fight-against-coronavirus-study-shows-2021-08-31/ 

112 - Friendship Ended with Joel

112 - Friendship Ended with Joel

September 6, 2021

In an admirable attempt to level the playing field among gamers, China limits video game use for youths under the age of 18. The Instagram user who sold fake vaccination credentials has been arrested. Florida man has been charged with extorting another Florida man and his Florida son. Hurricane Ida wreaks havoc in the north and south and in between, and slum lords are of course making the problem worse. And finally, elephants are terrified of bees, and that’s a good thing. 

 

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Chinese government bans weekday gaming: https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-sets-new-rules-for-youth-no-more-videogames-during-the-school-week-11630325781

 

AntiVaxMomma arrested for selling fake vaccine cards: https://apnews.com/article/health-coronavirus-pandemic-c14ce28edda2593b0b3819acec97089e

 

Matt Gaetz extortion case: https://www.politico.com/news/2021/08/31/man-charged-extortion-gaetz-508122 

 

13 killed in NYC flooding: https://abc7ny.com/nyc-flooding-deadly-8-killed-basement-apartments-flood/10993722/

 

Elephants and bees: https://elephantsandbees.com

 

111 - Covid Killed the Radio Star

111 - Covid Killed the Radio Star

August 30, 2021

It’s yet another brutal week of Covid news. Two more anti-vax radio hosts have died, and the gang wonders if there’s a media market gap there that we could fill. Governor Hochum announces that an additional 12,000 New Yorkers will be added to the list of those who died under Andy Cuomo. Fake vaccine cards are apparently way easier and cheaper to get than you might imagine. Meanwhile, Israel is provoking Palestinian Arabs by increasing the number of Jewish Israelis allowed to pray atop the Temple Mount, and in bad news for seals but good news for the environment, Canada is about to gain one new wetland.

 

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Another one bites the dust

https://twitter.com/ronfilipkowski/status/1431740837021552645?s=21 

 

Eviction moratorium: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/08/supreme-court-eviction-moratorium-cdc-biden.html 

 

Uh oh Cuomo killed more old folks: https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/New-NY-governor-adds-12-000-deaths-to-publicized-16410827.php

 

Fake vax cards: https://abcnews.go.com/Health/feds-warn-alarming-rise-reports-fake-vaccine-cards/story?id=79666216

 

Prayer at the Temple Mount: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/24/world/middleeast/israel-temple-mount-prayer.html 

 

Project Watersheds:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-how-project-watersheds-dream-of-turning-an-abandoned-sawmill-into-a/

 

Zombie Giuliani: 

https://zombiegiuliani.bandcamp.com

https://twitter.com/zombiegiuliani

https://www.instagram.com/zombiegiuliani

110 - Maskdebaters

110 - Maskdebaters

August 23, 2021

So much has happened in our absence! The end of US operations in Afghanistan shows just how little we’ve accomplished in 20 years. Well, something was accomplished at least: a massive transfer of wealth. As Covid continues to worsen, people are losing their minds in some very disturbing ways, and even Trump isn’t immune. For our wildflower, a cannabis factory is coming to the Cap District!

 

Mask debaters: https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Mask-debate-turns-ugly-at-Shenendehowa-board-16390215.php & https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/12/us/tennessee-covid-mask-mandate-school-board-protest/index.html 

 

Pot plant: https://poststar.com/news/local/moreau-planning-board-raises-concerns-about-marijuana-growing-facility/article_2efd476a-6f42-50e9-b3c4-838e7f7b3964.html 

 

Sean Hannity being so normal: https://www.mediamatters.org/sean-hannity/sean-hannity-plugs-my-pillow-americans-family-stuck-kabul 

Trump got it, it’s good! https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-booed-alabama-rally-after-encouraging-crowd-get-covid-19-vaccine-1621811

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109 - UNLOCKED - Same House, Same Car

109 - UNLOCKED - Same House, Same Car

August 18, 2021

We're off this week, but please enjoy this released Patreon episode! Get more bonus content at patreon.com/ironweeds

What if you could have everything exactly as it is, with no disruption to your daily life, and end fossil fuel pollution? Well you can’t. But some guy thinks you can! We’re talking about electrifying America, the pros, the cons, the infeasibility… all of it! And we also get into the current housing market, in which corporations and financiers are buying up housing and pricing working people out of the market… forever, basically. And finally, a battery made out of diamonds and radiation that will last long after we’ve destroyed our ecosystem. Either way, you’ll never have to charge your phone again!
108 - The Three Cs of 2021

108 - The Three Cs of 2021

August 10, 2021

This week we’re talking Covid, Critical Race Theory, and Cuomo. The Covid numbers are going in the absolute wrong direction and no one seems to be doing anything about it. Meanwhile people dying in hospital beds are doubling down on their right to die and kill others. Reactionaries are freaking out about CRT because they think their children will be discriminated against. And Cuomo… well, you know the story by now. We make some very incorrect predictions. But it doesnt really matter because this is a podcast and you can’t hold us accountable. Finally, Maine bans forever chemicals!

 

11 women, 7 years of sexual harassment: explore the timeline of Cuomo's alleged misconduct https://www.timesunion.com/state/article/cuomo-sexual-harassment-report-timeline-16367561.php

Nine (other) scandals of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Ten-scandals-of-Gov-Andrew-Cuomo-16369547.php

Masks required in Albany County buildings, McCoy says https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Employees-visitors-must-wear-masks-in-Albany-16369764.php

 

Maine bans forever chemicals https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/15/maine-law-pfas-forever-chemicals-ban?emci=9407fc28-55ea-eb11-a7ad-501ac57b8fa7&emdi=6ca4d35b-e4ea-eb11-a7ad-501ac57b8fa7&ceid=1823627 

 

State won't provide health guidance to K-12 schools this fall https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/State-won-t-provide-health-guidance-to-schools-16367474.php

107 - Save 1011 ft. Jess Bennett

107 - Save 1011 ft. Jess Bennett

August 4, 2021

This week the fellas are joined by Jess Bennett, a founding member of the activist group Friends of the Mahicantuck, an organization dedicated to saving an 11 acre parcel of land from a real estate developer. The land has been used by indigenous people for thousands of years and is a unique archaeological site as well as the last patch of undeveloped riverfront land in Troy. Despite a huge outcry from the community, the city council keeps trying to move ahead with the project. On the good news front, Troy, Albany, and Schenectady are suing mortgage firms over zombie properties.

 

Support Friends of the Mahicantuck: http://www.friendsofthemahicantuck.org/ 

 

Troy, Albany, Schenectady suing firms over blighted buildings: https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Troy-Albany-Schenectady-suing-mortgage-firms-16345399.php 

106 - Lies, Damn Lies, and Water Tests

106 - Lies, Damn Lies, and Water Tests

July 26, 2021

New evidence suggests that the Pfizer vaccine is good at keeping you out of the hospital but less impressive when it comes to infection. Meanwhile, one random dude is apparently a major hub of covid misinformation (and a New York Times bestselling author!) The people of Hoosick Falls have received a $65 million settlement after their water was contaminated with carcinogenic PFOAs. And for our wildflower, New York City sent mental health professionals in place of cops for a month and guess what? It worked.

 

Pfizer vaccine: https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/564675-israel-pfizer-vaccine-allows-infection-but-preventing-severe-illness 

 

Joseph Mercola, tanning bed king: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/24/technology/joseph-mercola-coronavirus-misinformation-online.html?referringSource=articleShare 

 

$65 million settlement filed in Hoosick Falls PFOA water contamination https://www.timesunion.com/state/article/hoosick-falls-pfoa-settlement-16326755.php 

 

Hoosick Falls PFOA timeline: https://www.timesunion.com/projects/2021/hoosick-falls-pfoa-timeline/ 

 

Mental Health Emergency Response: https://www.insider.com/nyc-mental-health-emergency-response-pilot-data-shows-positive-impact-2021-7

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