Ep 174 BONUS Getting Started With Crypto & Gold feat Tom Luongo

Ep 174 BONUS Getting Started With Bitcoin & Gold feat Tom Luongo

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Guest: Tom Luongo. We talk about factional wars among the powers that be, the Ghislaine Maxwell and Epstein case, the Southern District of New York (SDNY) federal prosecutor’s office and Brexit (meaning the larger battle between the EU and the US/UK). We attempt to analyze how these things are related and could provide a higher level understanding of some of the scandals and chaos we are witnessing in the run up to the 2020 election and Brexit and the chaos that has escalated to more extreme and public levels since the 2016 election. This is a bonus episode for patrons (Ep 174BONUS Getting Started With Crypto & Gold) on getting started with investment in cryptocurrency and gold for those who might be considering alternative investments in periods of instability. 

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Ep 173 Libya: Civil War & Foreign Intervention feat Giorgio Cafiero

Ep 173 Libya: Civil War & Foreign Intervention feat Giorgio Cafiero

Guest: Giorgio Cafiero. We discuss the civil war and complicated foreign intervention in Libya. We first do a review of what has happened in Libya since the 2011 overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi and then we sort out the situation in Libya right now. There is an extra (bonus question) for patrons only (Ep 173EXTRA) about the outlook for Libya going forward, whether it’s likely to split and/or be used as a battlefield by larger powers. 

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Ep 173EXTRA Libya: Civil War & Foreign Intervention feat Giorgio Cafiero

Ep 173 Libya: Civil War & Foreign Intervention feat Giorgio Cafiero

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Guest: Giorgio Cafiero. We discuss the civil war and complicated foreign intervention in Libya. We first do a review of what has happened in Libya since the 2011 overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi and then we sort out the situation in Libya right now. This is an extra (bonus question) for patrons only (Ep 173EXTRA) about the outlook for Libya going forward, whether it’s likely to split and/or be used as a battlefield by larger powers. 

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Ep 172EXTRA Prejudential and BLM feat Margaret Kimberley

Ep 172EXTRAPrejudential and BLM feat Margaret Kimberley

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Guest: Margaret Kimberley. We talk about Margaret’s new book: Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents and about the current Black Lives Matter protest movement. Here is Dr. Cornel West’s comment about the book:  “Margaret Kimberley gives us an intellectual gem or prophetic fire about all the U.S. presidents and their deep roots in the vicious legacy of white supremacy and predatory capitalism. Such truths seem more than most Americans can bear, though we ignore her words at our own peril!” 

This is an extra (bonus question) for patrons only (Ep 172EXTRA) where we get Margaret’s advice for people who strongly support anti-racism, strongly oppose police brutality, discrimination and the militarization of police but who prefer peaceful protests and are uncomfortable with random violence and political exploitation of these issues by disingenuous politicians and others who are actually part of the problem themselves.  

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Ep 172 Prejudential and BLM feat Margaret Kimberley

Ep 172 Prejudential and BLM feat Margaret Kimberley

Guest: Margaret Kimberley. We talk about Margaret’s new book: Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents and about the current Black Lives Matter protest movement. Here is Dr. Cornel West’s comment about the book:  “Margaret Kimberley gives us an intellectual gem or prophetic fire about all the U.S. presidents and their deep roots in the vicious legacy of white supremacy and predatory capitalism. Such truths seem more than most Americans can bear, though we ignore her words at our own peril!” 

There is an extra (bonus question) for patrons only (Ep 172EXTRA) where we get Margaret’s advice for people who strongly support anti-racism, strongly oppose police brutality, discrimination and the militarization of police but who prefer peaceful protests and are uncomfortable with random violence and political exploitation of these issues by disingenuous politicians and others who are actually part of the problem themselves.  

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Ep 171 *UNLOCKED* Quarantine? Edition #4

Ep 171 Quarantine Edition #4

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Joanne Leon and Dan Wright do another quarantine episode while on newly reduced lockdown in New Jersey in a conversation about the pandemic, protests, the movement to defund police, the hypocrisy of politicians, and Governor Murphy the Friendly Cartoonish Dictator. We also talk about majoritarianism, Turchin’s theory on stability, inequality and the overproduction of elites, and more.  This episode is for patrons only and may be unlocked for the public at a later date.

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Ep 170 EXTRA Biotech Industrial Complex feat Whitney Webb

Guest: Whitney Webb. We discuss Whitney’s three-part series titled Engineering Contagion: Amerithrax, Coronavirus and the Rise of the Biotech Industrial Complex, which she and Raul Diego wrote during the past few months. This is an extra (bonus question) for patrons only.

Ep 170 EXTRA Biotech Industrial Complex feat Whitney Webb

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Ep 170 Biotech Industrial Complex feat Whitney Webb

Guest: Whitney Webb. We discuss Whitney’s three-part series titled Engineering Contagion: Amerithrax, Coronavirus and the Rise of the Biotech Industrial Complex, which she and Raul Diego wrote during the past few months. 

Ep 170 Biotech Industrial Complex feat Whitney Webb
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Ep 169 EXTRA Sanctioned Countries Collaborate feat Elijah Magnier

Ep 169 EXTRA Sanctioned Countries Collaborate feat Elijah Magnier

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Guest: Elijah Magnier. Eventually, sanctioned countries collaborate with each other. In the age of decline of the Anglo-American empire, every tool in the toolbox has been pulled out and weaponized and deployed to maintain dominance and for much longer than is normally effective. Elijah explains how Russia, Venezuela and the axis of resistance in the Middle East (Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen) with assistance from China are collaborating to overcome and get around both long standing and ever increasing sanctions by the US and allied countries and also finding ways to be more self sufficient to the point where the sanctions have much less impact and in some ways destructive for those doing the sanctioning. We also talk about the latest developments in Syria and the reconstruction dilemma. 

This is an extra/bonus segment for patrons. Given that this seems like a turning point for the US and the world, I ask Elijah for insights on whether there are parallels in history and for his views on how things are likely to play out. You can find that on Patreon, Episode 169 EXTRA. 

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Ep 169 Sanctioned Countries Collaborate feat Elijah Magnier

Ep 169 Sanctioned Countries Collaborate feat Elijah Magnier

Guest: Elijah Magnier. Eventually, sanctioned countries collaborate with each other. In the age of decline of the Anglo-American empire, every tool in the toolbox has been pulled out and weaponized and deployed to maintain dominance and for much longer than is normally effective. Elijah explains how Russia, Venezuela and the axis of resistance in the Middle East (Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen) with assistance from China are collaborating to overcome and get around both long standing and ever increasing sanctions by the US and allied countries and also finding ways to be more self sufficient to the point where the sanctions have much less impact and in some ways destructive for those doing the sanctioning. We also talk about the latest developments in Syria and the reconstruction dilemma. 

There’s an extra/bonus segment for patrons. Given that this seems like a turning point for the US and the world, I ask Elijah for insights on whether there are parallels in history and for his views on how things are likely to play out. You can find that on Patreon, Episode 169 EXTRA. 

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Ep 168 Insurrection? Military as Police Force feat Danny Sjursen (Swapcast)

Ep 168 Insurrection? Military as Police Force feat Danny Sjursen (Swapcast)

Guest: Danny Sjursen. Swapcast: Around the Empire’s Joanne Leon and Foreign Policy Focus host Kyle Anzalone. We discuss Danny’s experience on the ground at the protests in Kansas City and the broader protest movement, whether this is an insurrection, the idea of calling in the military to act as a police force or worse, and the parallels between current policing practices and counterinsurgency missions. 

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Ep 167EXTRA Averting Our Gaze From Biowarfare feat Sam Husseini

Ep 167EXTRA Averting Our Gaze From Biowarfare feat Sam Husseini

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Guest: Sam Husseini. The origins of COVID-19 and the novel coronavirus are not yet clear but the possibility of it being the result of bioweapon engineering research or gain-of-function experimentation that makes viruses more deadly or some other scenario have largely been dismissed, from early on, by officials and some scientists and to a large extent suppressed by the corporate media. Regardless of the origin of this pandemic, there needs to be more discussion and airing of different views on this subject and on the topic of the global biological arms race that is very real and happening largely outside of the public view. 

This is an extra/bonus segment for patrons on the question of privatized and/or covert biowarfare research, a short discussion with Sam and some additional information that I later added, reading from some articles and adding some commentary to expand a little and for important context.  You can find that at Patreon, Episode 167 EXTRA. 

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Ep 167 Averting Our Gaze From Biowarfare feat Sam Husseini

Ep 167 Averting Our Gaze From Biowarfare feat Sam Husseini

Guest:‌ ‌Sam‌ ‌Husseini.‌ ‌The‌ ‌origins‌ ‌of‌ ‌COVID-19‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌novel‌ ‌coronavirus‌ ‌are‌ ‌not‌ ‌yet‌ ‌clear‌ ‌but‌ ‌the‌ ‌possibility‌ ‌of‌ ‌it‌ ‌being‌ ‌the‌ ‌result‌ ‌of‌ ‌biowarfare‌ ‌or‌ ‌gain-of-function‌ ‌experimentation‌ ‌that‌ ‌makes‌ ‌viruses‌ ‌more‌ ‌deadly‌ ‌or‌ ‌some‌ ‌other‌ ‌scenario‌ ‌have‌ ‌largely‌ ‌been‌ ‌dismissed,‌ ‌from‌ ‌early‌ ‌on,‌ ‌by‌ ‌officials‌ ‌and‌ ‌some‌ ‌scientists‌ ‌and‌ ‌to‌ ‌a‌ ‌large‌ ‌extent‌ ‌suppressed‌ ‌by‌ ‌the‌ ‌corporate‌ ‌media.‌ ‌Regardless‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌origin‌ ‌of‌ ‌this‌ ‌pandemic,‌ ‌there‌ ‌needs‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌more‌ ‌discussion‌ ‌and‌ ‌airing‌ ‌of‌ ‌different‌ ‌views‌ ‌on‌ ‌this‌ ‌subject‌ ‌and‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌topic‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌global‌ ‌biological‌ ‌arms‌ ‌race‌ ‌that‌ ‌is‌ ‌very‌ ‌real‌ ‌and‌ ‌happening‌ ‌largely‌ ‌outside‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌public‌ ‌view.‌ ‌ ‌ 

‌There’s‌ ‌an‌ ‌extra/bonus‌ ‌segment‌ ‌for‌ ‌patrons‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌question‌ ‌of‌ ‌privatized‌ ‌and/or‌ ‌covert‌ ‌biowarfare‌ ‌research,‌ ‌a‌ ‌short‌ ‌discussion‌ ‌with‌ ‌Sam‌ ‌and‌ ‌some‌ ‌additional‌ ‌information‌ ‌that‌ ‌I‌ ‌later‌ ‌added,‌ ‌reading‌ ‌from‌ ‌some‌ ‌articles‌ ‌and‌ ‌adding‌ ‌some‌ ‌commentary‌ ‌to‌ ‌expand‌ ‌a‌ ‌little‌ ‌and‌ ‌for‌ ‌important‌ ‌context.‌ ‌You‌ ‌can‌ ‌find‌ ‌that‌ ‌at‌ ‌Patreon,‌ ‌Episode‌ ‌167‌ ‌EXTRA.‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

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Ep 166 EXTRA The Russiagate Walls Are Closing In feat Aaron Maté

Ep 166EXTRA The Russiagate Walls Are Closing In feat Aaron Maté

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Guest: Aaron Maté. Key allegations from the Russiagate conspiracy have now officially collapsed with the release of transcripts from witness interviews that were conducted over the past three years. Now the walls are truly closing in and not in the way the Trump-Russia obsessed media presented it in the past. Key Obama administration officials, under oath, said they had no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Perhaps the biggest blow was delivered by Crowdstrike, the private cybersecurity firm that served as a critical source on the Russian hacking claim. We now know that Crowdstrike’s president told Congress more than two years ago that it had no real evidence that Russian hackers exfiltrated emails and passed them to Wikileaks. Aaron notes, in an understated manner, that this “raises new questions about whether Special Counsel Robert Mueller, intelligence officials and Democrats misled the public.”  At the end of the interview, there’s an extra/bonus segment for patrons on the question of which forces were driving the Russiagate conspiracy. You can find that at Patreon, Episode 166 EXTRA. 

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Ep 166 The Russiagate Walls Are Closing In feat Aaron Maté

Guest: Aaron Maté. Key allegations from the Russiagate conspiracy have now officially collapsed with the release of transcripts from witness interviews that were conducted over the past three years. Now the walls are truly closing in and not in the way the Trump-Russia obsessed media presented it in the past. Key Obama administration officials, under oath, said they had no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Perhaps the biggest blow was delivered by Crowdstrike, the private cybersecurity firm that served as a critical source on the Russian hacking claim. We now know that Crowdstrike’s president told Congress more than two years ago that it had no real evidence that Russian hackers exfiltrated emails and passed them to Wikileaks. Aaron notes, in an understated manner, that this “raises new questions about whether Special Counsel Robert Mueller, intelligence officials and Democrats misled the public.”  At the end of the interview, there’s an extra/bonus segment for patrons on the question of which forces were driving the Russiagate conspiracy. You can find that at Patreon, Episode 166 EXTRA. 

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