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128 - Googling Ourselves to Death

128 - Googling Ourselves to Death

January 17, 2022

In Biden’s America, parents face fines for keeping sick kids home in a pandemic, blue-pilled Senators flagrantly violate public health and safety rules, and the plebes are told to treat Covid testing like going to your favorite brunch place. The Spanish Secret Service was behind the 2017 terror attack in Barcelona in an attempt to keep Catalonia in line. The 1/15 hostage situation in Fort Worth surrounds a shadowy figure called the Gray Lady of Bagram. How the decision to have kids is personal, regional, global, and everything in between. And great news on the Covid front: a cannabis cure and a vaccine for all. 

 

Latham restaurateur: Senator doesn't get pass on mask mandate https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Latham-restaurateur-says-Gillibrand-doesn-t-get-16778202.php 

 

Secret Service was behind Barcelona attack: https://www.thenational.scot/news/19841925.secret-service-behind-barcelona-terror-attacks-says-ex-cop/ 

 

To breed or not to breed: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/20/style/breed-children-climate-change.html

 

Aafia Siddiqui: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/nov/24/aafia-siddiqui-al-qaida

 

More on Siddiqui: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/21/us-pakistan-protests-release-neuroscientist-aafia-siddiqui

 

Texas hostage situation: https://abcnews.go.com/US/armed-man-takes-hostages-texas-synagogue-source/story?id=82285896

 

Weed and covid: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/01/14/marijuana/can-cannabis-really-prevent-covid-not-quite-new-study-shows-promise/

 

Patent Free Vax Development: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jan/15/corbevax-covid-vaccine-texas-scientists

127 - Piggy Playground

127 - Piggy Playground

January 10, 2022

This week we’re talking about the strange connection between cryptocurrency and the unrest in Kazakhstan, the strange connection between Maxwell trial juror number 50 and the Carlyle Group, and the strange connection between Coca Cola and a live action role playing park for cops in Atlanta. Chris shows his true loyalty as Worcester says no to invasive facial recognition technology. 

 

Worcester bans facial recognition tech:

https://www.telegram.com/story/news/2021/12/15/worcester-city-councilors-turn-away-facial-recognition-technology/8905136002/

 

Scotty David and the Carlyle Group: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-01-06/maxwell-juror-who-could-upend-conviction-works-for-carlyle-group 

 

Quotes from this book: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/292103/american-dynasty-by-kevin-phillips/ 

 

Cop City in Atlanta: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/27/2071361/-Atlanta-city-council-secretly-approved-an-90-million-militarized-police-training-facility

 

Color of Change Report: https://colorofchange.org/press_release/color-of-change-releases-first-of-its-kind-report-exposing-police-foundation-ties-to-fortune-500-companies-corporate-mega-donors/

 

Video shows officers run away after tasered man bursts into flames https://www.timesunion.com/state/article/catskill-taser-police-video-16756717.php 

 

Kazakhstan:

https://eurasianet.org/kazakhstan-gripped-by-protests-as-popular-frustration-spills-over 

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/06/bitcoin-btc-slides-cryptocurrencies-drop-on-hawkish-fed-minutes.html 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/06/kazakhstan-bitcoin-internet-shutdown 

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/06/kazakhstan-bitcoin-mining-shuts-down-amid-fatal-protests.html

 

https://fortune.com/2021/11/24/kazakhstan-bitcoin-crypto-mining-energy-power-crisis-china-xive-shuts-down/ 

 

https://thediplomat.com/2021/09/kazakhstans-cryptocurrency-mining-grows-despite-emissions-worries/ 

126 - Lowered Expectations

126 - Lowered Expectations

January 4, 2022

We’re back, baby! New Year, same us! We’re talking Matrix 4, Don’t Look Up, Covid Gone Wild, political retaliation in Rensselaer County, and the leftist smoke show who’s now President of Chile! What does 2022 have in store for us? It’s anybody’s guess. Middling movies, a runaway virus, and a few glimmers of hope on the political horizon are setting the tone. 

 

The Covid-19 case surge is altering daily life across the US. Things will likely get worse, experts warn https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/01/health/us-coronavirus-saturday/index.html

 

Rensselaer County legislator says vehicle towing was political retaliation https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Rensselaer-County-legislator-says-vehicle-towing-16740909.php 

 

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin arraigned in state probe https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Rensselaer-County-Executive-Steve-McLaughlin-16665993.php 

 

Boric’s win in Chile

https://kawsachunnews.com/interview-what-can-we-expect-from-boric 

 

A Nation on Hold Wants 7o Talk to a Manager: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/01/business/customer-service-pandemic-rage.html

 

One of Marjorie Taylor Greene's verified Twitter accounts permanently suspended from Twitter: https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/02/politics/marjorie-taylor-greene-twitter-suspension/index.html

125 - Non-Fungible RBG

125 - Non-Fungible RBG

December 7, 2021

For our last show of 2021, we talk about the latest school shooter and the unique culpability of the parents. Also in the news is the danger Roe v. Wade is in after recent Supreme Court arguments. With Ghislaine Maxwell on trial, we share a bizarre and compelling conspiracy theory that she is a Master Poster. Rod Dreher is very upset that our elites are into butt stuff. And… Steve McLaughlin got arrested. Amazing. We love you so much, and we’ll see you next year!

 

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/hiney-lickers-of-princeton-decadence/

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/ocbgl6/today_is_the_one_year_anniversary_of_ghislaine/

124 - Super Smash & Grab Bros.

124 - Super Smash & Grab Bros.

November 29, 2021

With Britney out of commission, the boys hold it down this week to talk about the Omicron variant, the panic over crime and policing, and the epidemic of people being cool and doing crimes. The West’s vaccine hoarding has come back to haunt us with a new Covid variant. Despite press and police freak outs over defund activism, cops have more money than ever. The supposed crime spree of smash-and-grabbers is just another element of the false narrative that cops prevent crime. But you already knew that. And for our wildflower, the Portland Loo project. 

 

Omicron: https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/11/28/world/covid-omicron-variant-news/told-you-so-african-countries-feel-the-brunt-of-the-wests-scattershot-pandemic-response 

 

Police departments spend more than ever: https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Despite-calls-to-defund-Capital-Region-16632083.php 

 

Smash & Grab Nation: https://www.wbaltv.com/article/why-some-us-cities-are-facing-a-spree-of-smash-and-grab-crimes/38337956

 

https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/23/us/smash-and-grab-thefts-explainer-cec/index.html

 

https://theappeal.org/retail-theft-ben-dugan-cVs-walgreens-shoplifting/ 

 

Prefab Public Restrooms: https://portlandloo.com/

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123 - I GotThe Blue Life Blues

123 - I GotThe Blue Life Blues

November 22, 2021

With Kyle Rittenhouse being acquitted, we reflect on his violent acts and the trial. NYPD cops are having a very sad time and regret entering the force. Poor things. In Troy, fear mongering surrounds Barker Park and the presence of people who dare to be homeless in public. The go-to boogeyman in both of these cases is, of course, bail reform. As we predicted ages ago, Republicans are routing Democrats on cannabis legalization, because heaven forbid Democrats ever do something that is widely popular across the political spectrum. And finally, are you tired? Because you’ve been running through your cat’s mind all day.  

 

Republicans push legalization bills: https://www.politico.com/news/2021/11/21/cannabis-democrats-republicans-523119

 

Churchill: In Troy small park, big problems: https://www.timesunion.com/churchill/article/Churchill-In-Troy-small-park-big-problems-16603061.php 

 

Cats can track your 'invisible presence' using only their ears: https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/10/world/cats-track-owners-location-voice-scn/index.html

 

More than half of the NYPD regrets entering the force: https://nypost.com/2021/11/20/survey-says-more-than-half-nypd-wishes-they-werent-blue/

 

What legal experts say led to Rittenhouse’s acquittal: https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/19/us/legal-experts-what-helped-rittenhouse-acquittal/index.html

 

PLEASE SIGN! Make the Green Island Bridge safe for cyclists: https://www.change.org/p/mayor-mcnulty-ryan-safe-route-on-the-green-island-bridge

122 - Default For Me Argentina
121 - Long, Loud, and Impossible to Ignore

121 - Long, Loud, and Impossible to Ignore

November 8, 2021

This week we do a pretty depressing election recap and then promise to not talk about electoral politics for a very long time. Biden is allowing BLM protesters to face domestic terrorism charges from the Trump Administration for engaging in property destruction and harming no one. Starbucks sent management into 3 Buffalo area stores to quell talks of unionizing, and they can’t even take out the trash without pissing off workers. Marjorie Taylor Greene promises to abolish the prison industrial complex, and Sleepy Joe let one rip in front of the Duchess of Cornhole. What a time to be alive.

 

India Walton’s loss: https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/india-walton-buffalo-loss/

 

Election Round Up: https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/04/politics/elections-2021-roundup-race-deconstructed-newsletter/index.html

 

Biden stands by as protestors are charged with terrorism: https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-biden-plays-hardball-with-black-lives-matter-20211019-37fgfctxorhzpcvvnpf7wqrmh4-story.html 

 

Starbucks employees make unionizing effort: https://www.wivb.com/news/top-stories/workers-accuse-starbucks-of-using-aggressive-tactics-to-thwart-union-drives/

 

Based MTG: https://twitter.com/mtgreenee/status/Ret do do cc?s=21

 

Fffrrrrtttttt: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10172959/Camilla-stopped-talking-hearing-President-break-wind-chat-Cop26-summit.html

 

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120 - Sex Pest Steve and Handsy Andy

120 - Sex Pest Steve and Handsy Andy

November 1, 2021

With the election looming large over Rensselaer County, Sex Pest Steve is helping out his pals by handing out contracts to donors. While at the national level Dems abandon child care in their reconciliation bill, Capital District parents are unable to find spots for their own kids. Handsy Andy is being charged for a groping incident, but apparently is too important to be perp walked. With a wave of strikes around the country, it’s time for a sober evaluation of the state of labor today. And Ryan from The Office is selling ponchos. 

 

Incumbency's rewards shape the Rensselaer County executive race https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Incumbency-s-rewards-shape-the-Rensselaer-County-16576307.php 

 

Capital Region families seeking child care find themselves in a desert https://www.timesunion.com/business/article/I-can-t-afford-to-do-that-Families-16545818.php 

 

BJ Novak is the face of lots of random products: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/27/business/bj-novak-photo-public-domain-products.html 

 

Delaware Avenue businesses rally against redesign https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Delaware-Avenue-businesses-rallying-against-16572402.php 

 

Biden shares an amusing anecdote with the pope: https://twitter.com/dumbandawful/status/1454425738615173122?s=21

 

Sex pest Cuomo charged for forcible touching: https://abcnews.go.com/US/york-gov-cuomo-charged-misdemeanor-sex-crime/story?id=80840731

 

Striketober: https://labornotes.org/2021/10/viewpoint-beneath-striketober-fanfare-lower-frequencies-class-struggle 

 

Troy DSA Voter Guide: https://twitter.com/TroyDSA/status/1452709803978076165?s=20

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119 - Little Demons and the Spectre of Capitol

119 - Little Demons and the Spectre of Capitol

October 25, 2021

This week we’re talking about the spooky history of the New York State Capitol Building, where the devil is in the details. Tesla is paying out a whopping $137 million dollars due to its toxic, racist work environment, and your boss can’t fire you for being high. Too high, yes, but not like, normal high.

 

Tesla Pays $137 million for racist work environment: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/05/tesla-must-pay-137-million-to-ex-worker-over-hostile-work-environment-racism.html 

 

You can’t be fired for smoking weed: https://wnyt.com/news/marijuana-weed-pot-being-high-at-work/6276980/

 

Haunted Capitol Building virtual tours

 

Pt 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMJZ72lR7cQ

Pt 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAx7Uu5rqQs&t=14s

Pt 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTsbUJGt-H4

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