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28 - That’s a Spicy Tomato!

28 - That’s a Spicy Tomato!

January 15, 2020

This week we are #cursed with an absence - as David is on a diplomatic mission to China. Nevertheless, we persisted. Brit and Chris discuss how Troy PD just T-Boned a friend and then blamed it on bail reform, Republican gerrymandering exposed by a GOP operative's anarchist daughter, who is giving cash to the 2020 candidates, an officer-involved shit sandwich, a general strike in India, and how science is spicing up everyone favorite vegetable-fruit.

*BONUS CONTENT INSIDE!!!* - At the end of this episode, Britney puts her professional voice acting skills to task and reads to you, our dear listener, the first chapter of Conquest of Bread by Peter Kropotkin. Enjoy!

We got links!

Contributions vibe check: (https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/11/08/2020-presidential-election-democratic-candidates-national-security-employees-contributions/), (https://www.waldrn.com/candidate-support-by-occupation-in-the-2020-democratic-primary/)

 
25 - Urine For A Christmas Treat!

25 - Urine For A Christmas Treat!

December 23, 2019

Happy Holidays Y'all! The gang is back and in festive cheer! We discuss the recent debates, impeachment, spurious notions of terrorism, the state of the bill of rights and militarization of police, all while David gets cat-fished live. We talk about how Pete Buttigieg has a Wikipedia super fan that definitely isn't him, and for our wildflower, the gang escalates The War On Christmas with a discussion some mythological roots of Santa that stem from psychedelic arctic shaman, the fungi Amanita Muscaria, tripping reindeer, and drinking pee. 

Buttigieg's Wiki Superfan: (https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/12/pete-buttigieg-wikipedia-page-editor.html)

Santa is a Psychedelic Mushroom by Matthew Salton: (https://www.nytimes.com/video/opinion/100000005607627/santa-is-a-psychedelic-mushroom.html)

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24 - ValleyCats Can Have a Little Weed

24 - ValleyCats Can Have a Little Weed

December 17, 2019

Another leftist drinking party, another hungover leftist podcast recording day! This week we discuss a few important reasons about why Mayor Pete is a P.O.S.! Then Britney and David have Sean Collins (author and contributor at Strike Wave www.thestrikewave.com @strikewave) over in their home studio to get into a deep dive of the past UK election. For our wildflower, we discuss how the MLB is now going to allow players to get stoned!

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23 - Salmon Cannon & The Tute Screw

23 - Salmon Cannon & The Tute Screw

December 11, 2019

Apologies for the absence last week, we were evading the black helicopters that keep following us after we called for the abolition of the CIA. But now the gang's back with more hot takes and cool stories, bro. We get into the recent local scandal of Troy City Councilor and scumbag TJ Kennedy, who allegedly dosed a woman's drink! Then we get real mad about ICE setting up a fake college to fuck over, jail, and deport immigrant students. We discuss the MSM Bernie Blackout, how all mass media is propaganda, and this week we bring you two wildflowers - Lyme Disease vaccines and male contraception solutions are in the works!

TJ Kennedy sucks! (https://www.troyrecord.com/news/troy-city-councilman-kennedy-charged-with-assault/article_4e57d318-16b7-11ea-9f02-bf9bd9131f88.html)

ICE's Fake School Entrapment: (https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/12/09/university-farmington-ice-doj-defend-fake-michigan-campus/2628441001/)

Bernie Blackout - It's real, and good? (https://theintercept.com/2019/12/08/the-bernie-blackout-is-in-effect-and-it-could-help-sanders-win/)

Lyme Disease Vaccines: (https://www.wbur.org/commonhealth/2019/11/27/lyme-disease-shot-2020)

Male Contraceptives: (https://www.dukeupress.edu/The-Male-Pill)

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21 - Thin Camo Line

21 - Thin Camo Line

November 19, 2019

It's Scorpio season, and the gang is back, albeit perhaps a bit hungover from a late night celebrating the birthdays of David and Chris. We get into the Bolivian crisis - a brutal military coup - the lithium mine interests, the manufacturing of a liberal legitimacy consensus through mainstream media and twitter bots, and the need to abolish the CIA for any hope of international socialist solidarity. We then talk about how the US Navy Seals are being warned not to report war crimes, the class division in the military, drone tech, and the effect of distance on the ability to do violence. Our wildflower is a vaccine that can render cats hypo-allergenic, and the delightful story of how Chris catnapped his kitty Marla armed with frozen taquitos and a laundry basket.

Links: David's article on Bolivian tweets: (https://thesocietypages.org/cyborgology/2019/11/12/here-are-all-the-examples-of-bolivia/

Officer Adrian Schoolcraft's struggle to resist the NYPD quota system: (https://www.thisamericanlife.org/414/right-to-remain-silent)

Seals warned against reporting war crimes: (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/23/us/navy-seals-crimes-of-war.html)

Hypo-Allergenic Cat Vaccine: (https://gizmodo.com/scientists-have-created-a-vaccine-for-cat-allergies-bu-1837242570)

Episode art is apparently a legit challenge coin for Florida cops. Gods save us, everyone.

20 - ICE ICE Bernie

20 - ICE ICE Bernie

November 14, 2019

This week we roll our eyes as Warren freaks out at Amy Goodman, stan Bernie's calls to abolish ICE, check in on the (avowed, self-described) fascists in the military and discuss the finer points of right wing vs left wing prepper strategies. For wildflowers this week we earnestly love the story of the first successful penis and scrotum transplant 

Vice article on race war recruitment in the Marines: (https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/d3aq8a/exclusive-a-us-marine-used-the-neo-nazi-site-iron-march-to-recruit-for-a-race-war)

Miracle Junk Transplant: (https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/wounded-us-veteran-feeling-whole-after-breakthrough-penis-scrotum-transplant-20191108-p538k4.html)

Well There's Your Problem (@wtyppod) Episode 5, ft. David (@da_banks) : (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oq0u2i4iHc&feature=share)

Interview Chris (@chris_scully) did with XR activists living in community in Virginia: (https://soundcloud.com/mediasanctuary/community-living-and-activism)

19 - Like A Boss Baby

19 - Like A Boss Baby

November 7, 2019

The gang is back, and we're talking that talk. We begin by commemorating Beto's bowing out from the presidential race with a reading of a piece by David wherein Beto takes mushrooms with his friend and exposes on the pleasure of becoming a bag of spiders. Then we laugh about how much of a goofy racist piece of shit Richard Spencer is, discuss how fusion voting and opportunity to ballot are making our local elections horrible, and whether ranked choice voting has a chance of helping the situation. We finish up with the heartwarming tale of how Peter Daou went from being a Lebanese child soldier, to Clinton acolyte, to the chairmen of a political revolution calling for a general strike. 

David piece on Beto getting weird: (https://www.currentaffairs.org/2019/11/hello-i-am-a-sentient-bag-of-spiders-formerly-known-as-beto-orourke)

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17 - Rebellion: Anti-Rent War Pt. 2

17 - Rebellion: Anti-Rent War Pt. 2

October 25, 2019

On this episode Brit regales us with the thrilling conclusion of the Anti-Rent War. But not before we try to guess what Buttigieg and Zuck must have been talking about in that selfie. We also remind everyone about DSA's tenants's town hall and get ready for a new anti-rent war! For wildflowers we talk about the golden asteroid that would make us all as rich as Bezos if that's how value worked, and the Blink 182 guy is researching UFO metals with the military 

Troy DSA's Tenants Town Hall: (https://www.facebook.com/events/2321909574738528/)

Psyche 16, the biggest score of them all: (https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/mission-rare-metal-asteroid-could-spark-space-mining-boom-ncna1027971)

Tom Delonge's Army Research Contract: (https://gizmodo.com/uh-the-army-just-contracted-with-tom-delonges-ufo-gr-1839176479.)

16 - Rebellion: Anti-Rent War Pt. 1

16 - Rebellion: Anti-Rent War Pt. 1

October 17, 2019

On this episode we start off with Chris reporting back from an XR event in New York City. We talk about the challenges of choosing the right tactics for effective political change in the face of tough odds. Brit begins the first of a two-part series on Upstate New York's Anti-Rent Wars against the Van Rensselaer family. Come for the history, stay for the inventive ways our forbears screwed with the sheriff.

We refer a lot to this book: (https://www.worldcat.org/title/anti-rent-era-in-new-york-law-and-politics-1839-1865/oclc/1120601618&referer=brief_results)  

Finally, for wildflowers, we take a look at Never Again Atlanta's plan to give ICE agents a way out of the ruthless gang they are in: (https://www.thedailybeast.com/activist-group-never-again-action-entices-ice-agents-to-quit-by-finding-new-jobs)

 

15 - Streetcar Desire ft. Justin Roczniak (@donoteat1)

15 - Streetcar Desire ft. Justin Roczniak (@donoteat1)

October 10, 2019

This week the gang is #blessed with a guest: Justin Roczniak of Do Not Eat YouTube fame and acclaim. We discuss Tesla under-delivering their electric Ford Pintos, cars being just the absolute worst, some light history on urban transit is sprinkled throughout, and we ask: nuclear energy - hot or not? Wildflowers for the week are about how strikes are dope, and what soothing media opiates we consume to get through stressful work sessions.  

Outro music - On Strike by GmacCash: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJOHvQ9cL38)
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