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The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts
COI #176: Corporate Press Weaponizes Fictional ‘Havana Syndrome'

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 50:54


On COI #176, Kyle Anzalone discusses the so-called “Havana Syndrome.” Since 2017, the supposed ailment – which has so far not been proven to exist as its own discrete illness – has been invoked repeatedly by deep state and corporate media pundits to demonize US “adversaries.” The Havana Syndrome has no known cause, and its alleged symptoms range from migraines, dizziness, nausea and vertigo, among other symptoms common to countless other existing diseases and disorders. Initially, the Trump administration used the issue to roll back Obama's diplomatic gains with Cuba. As scientists increasingly suggested the Havana Syndrome could be psychosomatic – or largely a psychological problem rather than physical disease – the MSM spun the Trump administration's lack of interest by tying the narrative into the broader Russiagate craze. Now, the deep state and corporate press are deploying the unproven theory again to demonize Russia and China, suggesting they are somehow behind the mysterious syndrome.  Kyle breaks down recent news about Facebook after the Intercept released the social media giant's ‘blacklist,' which includes some 4,000 groups and individuals deemed “Dangerous Individuals and Organizations” on the platform. Among the blacklisted figures were politicians, writers and various other people of influence. The list helps explain how Facebook suppresses independent reporting on the empire, ensuring certain voices are never heard while elevating others as go-to ‘experts.'  Kyle updates recent missile tests by North Korea. As with many previous launches by Pyongyang, the corporate media treated the test-fire as an act of aggression and allowed subsequent coverage to retain the same framing. Washington's regular joint war games Seoul –  effectively simulating an invasion of the north – as well as its own periodic weapons tests are seldom mentioned in mainstream coverage. Kyle argues that the US should meet North Korea's missile tests with diplomacy, noting that South Korean President Moon Jae-in – a vocal proponent for improved inter-Korean ties – is giving Biden an ideal opportunity as he continues to push for an official end to the Korean War, which is formally still underway despite an armistice pact signed in 1953. Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash Qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6 Patreon Subscribe Star YouTube Facebook  Twitter  MeWe Apple Podcast  Amazon Music Google Podcasts Spotify iHeart Radio Support Our Sponsor Visit Paloma Verde and use code PEACE for 25% off our CB

Apple News Today
The latest moves in the Capitol-attack investigation

Apple News Today

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 6:42


The House committee probing the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol subpoenaed a former Justice Department official described as having been at the center of then-president Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 election results. Bloomberg has details. An investigation from the Intercept found that a network of right-wing health-care providers made millions selling bogus COVID treatments. America’s national parks are drawing huge crowds, and the National Park Service is making changes to balance access and preservation. The Deseret News reports from Arches National Park in Utah. Only 33 living people have been the son or daughter of a president. People talked to some about the quirks and perks.

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts
10/11/21 Andrew Quilty on the Afghan War Criminals being Brought to the United States

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 58:49


Scott interviews Andrew Quilty, a journalist who's stayed in Kabul, about a recent article he wrote for the Intercept. The article talks about the Zero Units which were militia groups of Afghan commandos led by CIA advisors, or handlers. These units gained notoriety during the war and have been accused of numerous war crimes. Many refer to them as CIA Death Squads. Quilty explains how members of these Death Squads were given priority in the evacuation from Kabul and how they will be resettled in the United States. Quilty also gives his account of how things are in Afghanistan after the U.S. has pulled out. Discussed on the show: “The CIA's Afghan Proxis, Accused of War Crimes, will get a Fresh Start in the U.S.” (The Intercept) “The Other Afghan Women” (The New Yorker) No Good Men Among The Living by Anand Gopel “Looser rules, more civilian deaths, a Taliban takeover: Inside America's failed Afghan drone campaign” (Connecting Vets)  “Surprise, panic and fateful choices: The day America lost its longest war” (Washington Post) BBC reporting about eyewitness claims that soldiers fired into the crowd after the suicide attack.  Andrew Quilty is an Australian freelance photojournalist and reporter. A winner of Polk and World Press Photo awards, he has been based in Kabul since 2013. Follow him on Twitter or at andrewquilty.com. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State and Why The Vietnam War?, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; EasyShip; Dröm; Free Range Feeder; Thc Hemp Spot; Green Mill Supercritical; Bug-A-Salt; Lorenzotti Coffee and Listen and Think Audio. Shop Libertarian Institute merch or donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal or Bitcoin: 1DZBZNJrxUhQhEzgDh7k8JXHXRjYu5tZiG.

Scott Horton Show - Just the Interviews
10/11/21 Andrew Quilty on the Afghan War Criminals being Brought to the United States

Scott Horton Show - Just the Interviews

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 58:49


Scott interviews Andrew Quilty, a journalist who's stayed in Kabul, about a recent article he wrote for the Intercept. The article talks about the Zero Units which were militia groups of Afghan commandos led by CIA advisors, or handlers. These units gained notoriety during the war and have been accused of numerous war crimes. Many refer to them as CIA Death Squads. Quilty explains how members of these Death Squads were given priority in the evacuation from Kabul and how they will be resettled in the United States. Quilty also gives his account of how things are in Afghanistan after the U.S. has pulled out. Discussed on the show: “The CIA's Afghan Proxis, Accused of War Crimes, will get a Fresh Start in the U.S.” (The Intercept) “The Other Afghan Women” (The New Yorker) No Good Men Among The Living by Anand Gopel “Looser rules, more civilian deaths, a Taliban takeover: Inside America's failed Afghan drone campaign” (Connecting Vets)  “Surprise, panic and fateful choices: The day America lost its longest war” (Washington Post) BBC reporting about eyewitness claims that soldiers fired into the crowd after the suicide attack.  Andrew Quilty is an Australian freelance photojournalist and reporter. A winner of Polk and World Press Photo awards, he has been based in Kabul since 2013. Follow him on Twitter or at andrewquilty.com. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State and Why The Vietnam War?, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; EasyShip; Dröm; Free Range Feeder; Thc Hemp Spot; Green Mill Supercritical; Bug-A-Salt; Lorenzotti Coffee and Listen and Think Audio. Shop Libertarian Institute merch or donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal or Bitcoin: 1DZBZNJrxUhQhEzgDh7k8JXHXRjYu5tZiG.

Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
Far-Right Health Care Companies Made Millions Prescribing Unproven Covid Remedies

Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 36:24


As the national push to vaccinate people against Covid-19 continues, hundreds of thousands of hacked documents show how a group of doctors is explicitly pushing unproven and potentially dangerous alternatives on people hesitant to follow public health authorities' recommendations to get vaccinated, wear a mask, and socially distance. This week on Intercepted: Nausicaa Renner, The Intercept's Washington editor, and Micah Lee, director of information security for The Intercept, discuss how a network of right-wing health care companies have been charging millions from people around the U.S. by promoting, prescribing, and selling unproven and ineffective medications for Covid-19. Lee, who received a trove of records from an anonymous hacker, was able to break down the complex network of organizations and companies involved in the operation. At the heart of it is America's Frontline Doctors, a group of far-right doctors led anti-vaccine physician Simone Gold that promotes and prescribes unproven medications like hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin. The data Lee received not only shows how profitable the operation is, but also how wide the falsehoods pushed by this organization have spread. join.theintercept.com/donate/now See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

For Your Reference
Head High - Certified Flanker

For Your Reference

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 58:00


Intercept the forward pass of social commentary and touch down in our hearts. Run it straight lads with Head High this week. Tasty links below...Site: https://fyrpodcast.comApple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/for-your-reference/id1453532214Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ForYourReferenceTwitter: https://twitter.com/ForYourRefPodInsta: https://www.instagram.com/foryourrefpodYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6oOmo_3tzdD0VtBzt2d0JA

Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper
Useful Idiots LIVE + The Final Act of the Spending Bill Show

Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 117:58


We did Idiots Live this week instead of the Four Food Groups. Let us know what you think of it. “We're at the beginning of the fourth quarter.” This is what The Intercept's D.C. Bureau Chief Ryan Grim predicts for the play unfolding in Washington: Will Biden get his bill passed? He analyzes the major players. The Dems. 48 of them want a bill that has free college and a whole bunch of other Sandersian provisions. This really confuses us after they spent the last two elections trying to bury Bernie and his ideas. Grim explains: '“Hugo Chavez had this funny quote, ‘I saw a revolution coming and it was either going to wipe me out or I was going to carry out a revolution. So I figured I'd rather carry out a revolution.'” Maybe the Dems realized they were falling behind, so they (conveniently) changed their principles. The Villains. Manchin and Sinema. Do they really oppose the bill or are they just cast as the foils for the Dems who don't really want to pass their own bill? The Republicans. Or are the Villains serious? Could Sinema switch to the Republican party? Will Manchin really defy Biden's angry tirade: “Joe, you're going to take my fucking bill down. You're going to destroy my fucking presidency.” We're closing in on the end of the infrastructure and spending bill saga. Maybe we'll finally get some answers (and get to talk about something else.) Plus, Ryan talks the two Useful Idiots unfairly stuck in prison, Assange and Donziger. It's all this, and more, on this week's episode of Useful Idiots. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Legion 99: Your Star Wars Legion Podcast
Turn Zero Lists - Episode 19.6 - Reverse!

Legion 99: Your Star Wars Legion Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 31:45


Going back into the vault, Keegan sits on the other side of the chair for a Han/Lando/Chewie discussion with Mike!   795/800 10 Activations Han Solo (Situational Awareness) Lando Calrissian (Situational Awareness) Chewbacca R2-D2 2x Rebel Veterans (CM-0/93 Trooper, Rebel Comms Technician, Offensive Push, Recon Intel, HQ Uplink) 2x Mark II Medium Blaster Trooper Wookiee Warriors (Bowcaster Wookiee, Offensive Push) Wookiee Warriors (Offensive Push) I've Altered the Deal, Sabotaged Communications•, Sorry About the Mess•, Reckless Diversion••, Push••, Assault•••, Change of Plans•••, Standing Orders•••• Contingencies: Idiot's Array•, Ace Up His Sleeve••, All In••• Major Offensive, Battle Lines, Danger Close, Hemmed In Breakthrough, Intercept the Transmissions, Sabotage the Moisture Vaporators, Recover the Supplies Rapid Reinforcements, Limited Visibility, Hostile Environment, Supply Drop

Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
The Quest for Covid's Origins

Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 41:16


In late September, the World Health Organization announced that it had assembled a new team of scientists to revive its investigation into the origins of the virus that causes Covid-19. The new group will be tasked with examining whether the virus could have originated in a lab, months after its predecessor deemed the possibility too unlikely for serious consideration.This week on Intercepted: Intercept investigative reporters Sharon Lerner and Mara Hvistendahl join editor Maia Hibbett to discuss the competing theories on the origins of Covid-19. The Intercept obtained documents that shed new light on controversial lab experiments, raising questions about the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. With neither of the main theories -- natural spillover versus a lab leak -- yet proved true, the Intercept is seeking answers as to how much officials knew about proposed behind-the-scenes experiments. As Georgetown virologist Angela Rasmussen, a staunch critic of the lab-leak theory, said after the first WHO investigation, “There are still major stones that need to be unturned.” See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Dworkin Report
Reality Winner's sister talks about growing up with an American patriot

The Dworkin Report

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 46:41


Scott speaks with Brittany Winner, whose sister Reality Winner just got out of federal prison after disclosing a classified record from the NSA revealing Russia's attack on the 2016 election. Besides all of the many reasons why we would interview Brittany, there is one she raised that people might not be aware of; as she explains, her whistleblower sister Reality's body is free, but she is still muzzled from speaking to the media by the rest of her sentence and court controls. She explained why her sister made the decision to leak records to The Intercept and what she was doing at the time she made that decision which might actually surprise you. She even explains precisely what spurred Reality Winner to engage in an act of selfless heroism in service of our country.

TYT Interviews
Boomers For Dewormers

TYT Interviews

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 24:29


Cenk Uygur hosts. Intersectional Health Educator Justine Ang Fonte discusses the proper way to talk to your children about sex. Intercept reporter, Micah Lee, talks a recent investigation into right wing healthcare providers making millions off of Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Today, Explained
The humanitarian crisis at Rikers Island

Today, Explained

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 31:09


Twelve people at Rikers Island have died in custody so far this year. The pandemic is only part of the problem, explains Nick Pinto, who is covering the string of deaths for the Intercept. Today's show was produced by Victoria Chamberlin, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Haleema Shah. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Ironweeds
115 - Suspicious Cleavage

Ironweeds

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 71:26


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. Support the show! 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®i_id=89891543&segment_id=67198&te=1&user_id=ab909f0ca81e391fd0bd16d1fa803809

What a Hell of a Way to Die
Morale is Low at the DHS / MAGA Office (feat. Ken Klippenstein)

What a Hell of a Way to Die

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 64:50


This week, Nate and Francis speak with friend of the show and investigative reporter Ken Klippenstein about the various things he's got going on: reporting on DHS, reporting on labor law violations, and reporting on people in the military deciding to refuse one specific vaccine--it's a great time. Ken's got a new story out about how the leaders of the Senate GOP endorsed ‘Afghan Resistance' have actually fled the country. Get it on the Intercept here: https://theintercept.com/2021/09/21/afghanistan-taliban-ahmad-massoud-flee/?utm_campaign=theintercept&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social This week, Francis speaks with secret military lawyer Pat about the recent 'Woke Military' report commissioned by extremely smart Congressman Dan Crenshaw. It's a joke, but it gets to a significant issue: the problems that service members are facing do involve bad organizational practice, but they aren't about 'wokeness' and the only people complaining about that are probably not worth listening to. Get it on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/56356910 *SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT* We now have a storefront to sell the patches, buttons, and magnets that we also give out as flair for our $10 tier. Buy some sweet gear here:  https://www.hellofawaytodie.com/shop We have a YouTube channel now -- subscribe here and get sweet videos from us in which we yell in our cars like true veterans: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwlHZpNTz-h6aTeQiJrEDKw You can follow the show on Twitter here: @HellOfAWay Follow Nate here: @inthesedeserts Follow Francis here: @ArmyStrang

Haymarket Books Live
Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire, Twenty Years After 9-11 w/ Deepa Kumar, Naomi Klein, & more

Haymarket Books Live

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 85:55


Join Deepa Kumar, Noura Erakat, Naomi Klein, Jasbir Puar, and Keenaga-Yamahtta Taylor to discuss Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire. In Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire, leading scholar Deepa Kumar traces the history of Islamophobia from the 16th century to the “War on Terror.” In the twenty years since 9/11, she writes, Islamophobia has functioned in the United States both as a set of coercive policies and as a body of ideas that take various forms: liberal, conservative, and rightwing. This particular form of bigotry continues to have horrific consequences not only for people in Muslim-majority countries who become the targets of an endless War on Terror, but for Muslims and those who “look Muslim” in the West as well. Importantly, Kumar contends that Islamophobia is not simply religious intolerance or the reaction of an empire in crisis; it must be recognized instead as racism—the kind that manifests in mass surveillance, arbitrary arrests, and deportation, much like other forms of centuries-old systemic racism. And this anti-Muslim racism in turn sustains empire. Order a Copy of Islamophobia: https://www.versobooks.com/books/3839-islamophobia-and-the-politics-of-empire Speakers: Noura Erakat is a human rights attorney, Associate Professor of Africana Studies at Rutgers University, and non-resident fellow of the Religious Literacy Project at Harvard Divinity School. Noura is the author of Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine. She is co-founding editor of Jadaliyya and editorial board member of the Journal of Palestine Studies. Noura has also produced video documentaries, including "Gaza In Context" and "Black Palestinian Solidarity." She has appeared on CBS News, CNN, Fox News, and NPR, among others. Naomi Klein is the bestselling author of The Shock Doctrine, This Changes Everything, No Is Not Enough, and the young adult book How to Change Everything: The Young Human's Guide to Protecting the Planet and Each Other. She is Senior Correspondent for The Intercept, a Puffin Writing Fellow at Type Media Center and Professor of Climate Justice at the University of British Columbia. Deepa Kumar is an award-winning scholar and social justice activist. She is Professor of Media Studies at Rutgers University. Her critically acclaimed book Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire (2012) has been translated into five languages. The second and fully revised edition, published in 2021, marks twenty years of the War on Terror. Dr. Kumar has authored more than 80 books, journal articles, book chapters, and articles in independent and mainstream media. She has shared her expertise in numerous media outlets such as the BBC, The New York Times, NPR, USA Today, the Danish Broadcast Corporation, TeleSur and other national and international news media outlets. Jasbir K. Puar is Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. She is the author of the award-winning books The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability, and Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times. Her scholarly and mainstream writings have been translated into more than 15 languages. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor writes and speaks on Black politics, social movements, and racial inequality in the United States. ​She is author of Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership, which was a semifinalist for the 2019 National Book Award and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2020. She is a contributing writer at The New Yorker, and a Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- This event is co-sponsored by Haymarket Books and Verso Books. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/XoyuCSmd-JA Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

The Megyn Kelly Show
The Russiagate ‘Scandal' and Media's Shaming of the Unvaccinated with Glenn Greenwald | Ep. 162

The Megyn Kelly Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 94:21


Megyn Kelly is joined by co-founder of “The Intercept”, author of “Securing Democracy”, and Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, Glenn Greenwald, to discuss the new proof that the ‘Russiagate' scandal targeting Donald Trump was created by the Hillary Clinton campaign, the unprecedented migrant problem in Texas, the drone ban placed on journalists trying to cover the surge, General Mark Milley's defense of calls to China as ‘perfectly within the scope of the job', Don Lemon's pubic shunning of unvaccinated Americans, Anna Wintour's crusade to make the Met Gala even more exclusive and insufferable, Meghan and Harry's airbrushed Time Magazine cover (and life), and more.Follow The Megyn Kelly Show on all social platforms:YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/MegynKellyTwitter: http://Twitter.com/MegynKellyShowInstagram: http://Instagram.com/MegynKellyShowFacebook: http://Facebook.com/MegynKellyShow Find out more information at: https://www.devilmaycaremedia.com/megynkellyshow

The Critical Hour
US Booster Policy in Disarray; China Slams new US Security Pact

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 116:15


Dr. Yolandra Hancock, board-certified pediatrician and obesity medicine specialist, joins us to discuss Covid. Scientists are at odds over the Biden administration's new vaccine booster program, as various studies bring in conflicting data. Also, a CDC report contends that fully vaccinated people can still transmit the virus.James Carey, editor/co-owner at Geopoliticsalert.com, joins us to discuss Afghanistan. A recent report in the Intercept shows that US generals who deliberately lied about the Afghanistan occupation faced no consequences and were rewarded with large pensions and high-paying jobs in the industry of war profiteers.Mark Sleboda, Moscow-based international relations security analyst, joins us to discuss Russia's EU relations. EU partners are making a fuss over the war games between Russia and Belarus, even though they have been practicing much larger war games on Russia's borders explicitly aimed at war with the Eurasian power. Also, disenchanted warmongers in Europe are frustrated at the US pullout from Afghanistan, and are pushing for an independent EU army to carry out imperialist wars throughout the world.Dr. Colin Campbell, a Washington, DC, news correspondent, joins us to discuss voting. In furtherance of a probe of the 2020 elections, the GOP-led Pennsylvania State Senate has approved subpoenas for a wide range of data and personal information on voters. The senators are seeking to obtain names, dates of birth, driver's license numbers, last four digits of Social Security numbers, addresses, and methods of voting for millions of voters.K. J. Noh, peace activist, writer, and teacher, joins us to discuss China. The US, UK, and Australia have announced a new agreement that is put together as a military pact against China. The plan includes providing nuclear-powered submarines to Australia. China has slammed the latest anti-China move and argues that it will hurt regional stability.Chris Garaffa, web developer and technologist, joins us to discuss AI. UN High Commissioner for Human RIghts Michele Bachelet is asking that companies halt the sale and use of artificial intelligence technology that can imperil human rights. Bachelet argues that "AI technologies can have negative, even catastrophic, effects if they are used without sufficient regard to how they affect people's human rights."Dan Lazare, investigative journalist and author of "America's Undeclared War," joins us to discuss American-European relations. A Strategic Culture article examines the relationship between the United States and Europe. The author reviews the refugee crisis in Europe and argues that the irresponsible regime change and colonialist policies of the US empire have created the flood of refugees. Laith Marouf, broadcaster and journalist based in Beirut, joins us to discuss Israel. There are reports that one of the Palestinian prison escapees was beaten and tortured by Israeli security and is now effectively brain dead. Also, the war crimes case against Israeli defense minister Benny Gantz is moving forward to a Dutch appeals court.

TYT Interviews
Human Justice

TYT Interviews

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 26:17


Cenk Uygur hosts. Intercept reporter Ken Klippenstein gives updates on reports of the Taliban seizing biometric equipment and data from the US Military. Community Capacity Development Founder K.Bain shares how his crime intervention program stopped shootings for an entire year. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Crew Reviews Podcast
TCR Episode #94 | Andrews & Wilson - DARK INTERCEPT

The Crew Reviews Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021


In this episode, Brian Andrews and Jeff Wilson, the award-winning authors behind the pen name Andrews & Wilson, return to The Crew Reviews to discuss their latest thriller (and newest series) DARK INTERCEPT. WHEN DARK FORCES RISE IS FAITH & FIREPOWER ENOUGH? It's “Taken meets Stranger Things” in Andrews & WIlson's new faith-friendly supernatural series from Tyndale House. DARK INTERCEPT (Book 1 in The Shepherds Series) follows former Navy SEAL Jedidiah Johnson as he confronts ghosts from his past, and demons in the present, while on a mission find and rescue a kidnapped twelve-year-old girl with very special gifts. Facing an enemy unlike anything he's faced before. To survive Jed must tap abilities beyond the skills he developed as a SEAL…abilities that only faith can awaken. Don't forget to subscribe to The Crew Reviews, hit the "LIKE" button, and leave a comment. And if you want to learn more about the guys from The Crew or see additional author interviews, visit us at http://www.thecrewreviews.com Follow us on social media Twitter | https://twitter.com/CREWbookreviews Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/thecrewreviews Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/thecrewreviews/

Green & Red: Podcasts for Scrappy Radicals
G&R 110: Minnesota Police Blocking Release of Info on Pipeline Protests w/ Will Parrish and Charlotte Grub

Green & Red: Podcasts for Scrappy Radicals

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 44:59


Indigenous women led movements have continued to disrupt the construction of Canadian oil giant Enbridge Energy's Line 3 pipeline with over a thousand arrested. Police have escalated in a multitude of ways (felony charges, high bails, rubber bullets, tear gas, etc) against water protecting pipeline opponents. We know through the bold investigative journalism of The Intercept that Enbridge has created a fund through the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission to finance local and state police for pipeline security. The company and state collusion has essentially privatized the police for a Canadian oil company. The journalism has been so embarrassing for Enbridge and the state of Minnesota that they've been begun to erect barriers to release of public information. We talk with investigative reporter Will Parrish and researcher Charlotte Grubb about this. Will Parrish (@willparrishca) is an investigative reporter whose work is rooted in tradition of muckraking journalism. His reporting appears in The Intercept, The Guardian, The Nation, East Bay Express, Counterpunch, Shadowproof, and other online and print venues. Charlotte Grubb (@CharlotteGrubb) is a freelance researcher, writer and climate justice organizer. Her work focuses on stopping fossil fuel projects and creating a just transition that centers decolonization and building power outside of state institutions. She is currently based in New Mexico. Links// Will's website: www.willparrishreports.com The Intercept: Minnesota Law Enforcement Agency Blocks Release of Public Records About Surveilling Pipeline Opponents (https://bit.ly/3zPYRkj) The Intercept: Paid by the Pipeline. A Canadian Energy Company Bought an Oregon Sheriff's Unit (https://bit.ly/3kVqD8P) The Intercept: Dakota Access Pipeline Company Paid Mercenaries to Build Conspiracy Lawsuit Against Environmentalists (https://bit.ly/3n1nw1F) Follow Green and Red// Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpod... YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media). Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a recurring donor at https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac.

Congressional Dish
CD238: Losing Afghanistan

Congressional Dish

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 97:18


The war in Afghanistan is over. In this episode, we document how and why the Biden administration finally admitted defeat in our 20 year attempt to create a new government in Afghanistan and we take a hard look at the lessons we need to learn. Afghanistan is a country in a far away land, but there are disturbing similarities between the Afghanistan government that just collapsed and our own. We'd be wise not to ignore them. Executive Producer: Rachel Passer Executive Producer: Anonymous  Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank's online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media! Background Sources Recommended Congressional Dish Episodes CD236: January 6: The Capitol Riot CD218: Minerals are the New Oil CD210: The Afghanistan War CD124: The Costs of For-Profit War How We Got Here Craig Whitlock. The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War. Simon and Schuster, 2021. Patrick Tucker. August 18, 2021. “Trump's Pledge to Exit Afghanistan Was a Ruse, His Final SecDef Says.” Defense One. Eugene Kiely and Robert Farley. August 17, 2021. “Timeline of U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan.” FactCheck.org. Eric Schmitt and Jennifer Steinhauer. July 30, 2021. “Afghan Visa Applicants Arrive in U.S. After Years of Waiting.” The New York Times. Craig Whitlock, Leslie Shapiro and Armand Emamdjomeh. December 9, 2019. “The Afghanistan Papers: A secret history of the war.” The Washington Post. Mark Landler and James Risen. July 25, 2017. “Trump Finds Reason for the U.S. to Remain in Afghanistan: Minerals.” The New York Times. John F. Harris. October 15, 2001. “Bush Rejects Taliban Offer On Bin Laden ” Washington Post. The Evacuation: Those Left Behind William Mauldin. September 2, 2021. “Afghanistan Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Staff Left Behind.” Wall Street Journal. Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Annie Karni. August 29, 2021. “Series of U.S. Actions Left Afghan Allies Frantic, Stranded and Eager to Get Out.” The York Times. Sami Sadat. August 25, 2021. “I Commanded Afghan Troops This Year. We Were Betrayed.” The New York Times. Marjorie Censer. August 18, 2021. “US contractors rush to get former employees out of Afghanistan.” Defense News. Siobhan Hughes. August 18, 2021. “Afghanistan Veterans in Congress Trying to Prevent ‘a Death Warrant' for Helping America.” Wall Street Journal. Alex Sanz and Tammy Webber. August 18, 2021. “US friends try to rescue brother in arms in Afghanistan.” AP News. Seth Moulton. June 04, 2021. "Moulton, Bipartisan Honoring Our Promises Working Group to White House: Evacuate our Afghan Partners.” Contractors in Afghanistan Matt Taibbi. August 18, 2021. “We Failed Afghanistan, Not the Other Way Around.” TK News by Matt Taibbi on Substack. Jack Detsch. August 16, 2021. “Departure of Private Contractors Was a Turning Point in Afghan Military's Collapse.” Foreign Policy. Matt Stoller. July 15, 2021. “‘A Real S*** Show': Soldiers Angrily Speak Out about Being Blocked from Repairing Equipment by Contractors.” BIG by Matt Stoller. Lynzy Billing. May 12, 2021. “The U.S. Is Leaving Afghanistan? Tell That to the Contractors.” New York Magazine. Oren Liebermann. March 29, 2021. “Pentagon could open itself to costly litigation from contractors if US pulls out of Afghanistan this year.” CNN. Lucas Kunce and Elle Ekman. September 15, 2019. “Comment Submitted by Major Lucas Kunce and Captain Elle Ekman.” [Regulations.gov(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regulations.gov). Aaron Mehta. Oct 25, 2016. “30 Years: William Perry — Reshaping the Industry.” Defense News. Jared Serbu. August 22, 2016. “DoD now awarding more than half its contract spending without competitive bids.” Federal News Network. 41 U.S. Code § 3307 - Preference for commercial products and commercial services. Money: Lost and Gained David Moore. August 23, 2021. “Lawmakers Benefit From Booming Defense Stocks.” Sludge. Lee Fang. August 20, 2021. “Congressman Seeking to Relaunch Afghan War Made Millions in Defense Contracting.” The Intercept. Anna Massoglia and Julia Forrest. August 20, 2021. “Defense contractors spent big in Afghanistan before the U.S. left and the Taliban took control.” OpenSecrets.org. Stephen Losey. April 16, 2021. “The Bill for the Afghanistan War Is $2.26 Trillion, and Still Rising.” Military.com. Eli Clifton. February 16, 2021. “Weapons Biz Bankrolls Experts Pushing to Keep U.S. Troops in Afghanistan.” Daily Beast. Open Secrets. 2021. Defense: Lobbying, 2021. Open Secrets. 2021. Defense: Money to Congress. Laws S.1790 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 Sponsor: Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) Status: Became Public Law No: 116-92 on December 20, 2019 H.R. 3237: Emergency Security Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 Sponsor: Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) Status: Signed into law, 2021 May 20 House Vote Breakdown Congressional Budget Office Score Law Outline TITLE IV: BILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE GENERAL PROVISIONS EXTENSION AND MODIFICATION OF THE AFGHAN SPECIAL IMMIGRANT VISA PROGRAM Sec. 401: Amends the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009 to expand eligibility to include Afghans who worked not only for the US Government for more than 1 year but also our allies as an off-base interpreter or if they performed "activities for United States military stationed at International Security Assistance Force (or any successor name for such Force). Increases the number of Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) to Afghan partners by 8,000, for a total of 34,500 allocated since December 19, 2014. Sec. 402: Authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security and Secretary of state to jointly waive for 1 year (maximum 2 years with an extension) the requirement that Afghan partners eligible for SIVs get a medical exam before they can receive their visa. The Secretary of Homeland Security has to create a process to make sure Afghan SIV holders get a medical exam within 30 days of entry into the United States. Sec. 403: Allows the surviving spouse or child or employee of the United States Government abroad to be eligible for immigration into the United States if the employee worked for our government for at least 15 years or was killed in the line of duty. It also expands entry permissions for Afghan SIV applicants in addition to those who have already been approved. This is retroactive to June 30, 2021. Policies for Visa Processing: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Policy Manual, Chapter 9: Certain Afghan Nationals U.S Department of State -- Bureau of Consular Affairs. “Special Immigrant Visas for Afghans - Who Were Employed by/on Behalf of the U.S. Government.” Audio Sources Gen. Mark Milley: "There was nothing that I or anyone else saw that indicated a collapse of this army and this government in 11 days." August 18, 2021 General Mark Milley: The time frame of rapid collapse that was widely estimated and ranged from weeks to months, and even years following our departure, there was nothing that I or anyone else saw that indicated a collapse of this army and this government in 11 days. Central Command submitted a variety of plans that were briefed and approved by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Secretary of Defense and the President. These plans were coordinated, synchronized and rehearsed to deal with these various scenarios. One of those contingencies is what we are executing right now. As I said before, there's plenty of time to do AARs(After Action Reviews) and key lessons learned and to delve into these questions with great detail. But right now is not that time. Right now, we have to focus on this mission, because we have soldiers at risk. And we also have American citizens and Afghans who supported us for 20 years also at risk. This is personal and we're going to get them out. President Biden on Afghanistan Withdrawal Transcript July 8, 2021 Sound Clips 01:30 President Biden: When I announced our drawdown in April, I said we would be out by September, and we're on track to meet that target. Our military mission in Afghanistan will conclude on August 31. The drawdown is proceeding in a secure and orderly way, prioritizing the safety of our troops as they depart 3:40 President Biden: Together with our NATO allies and partners, we have trained and equipped nearly 300,000 current serving members of the military, the Afghan national security force, and many beyond that are no longer serving. Add to that hundreds of thousands more Afghan national defense and security forces trained over the last two decades. 04:04 President Biden: We provided our Afghan partners with all the tools, let me emphasize, all the tools -- training, equipment -- of any modern military. We provided advanced weaponry, and we're going to continue to provide funding and equipment and we'll ensure they have the capacity to maintain their Air Force. 5:54 President Biden: We're also going to continue to make sure that we take on Afghan nationals who worked side by side with US forces, including interpreters and translators. Since we're no longer going to have military there after this, we're not going to need them and they'll have no jobs. We're [sic] also going to be vital to our efforts. they've been very vital, and so their families are not exposed to danger as well. We've already dramatically accelerated the procedure time for Special Immigrant Visas to bring them to the United States. Since I was inaugurated on January 20, we've already approved 2,500 Special Immigrant Visas to come to the United States. Up to now, fewer than half have exercised the right to do that. Half have gotten on aircraft and come commercial flights and come and other half believe they want to stay, at least thus far. We're working closely with Congress to change the authorization legislation so that we can streamline the process of approving those visas. And those who have stood up for the operation to physically relocate 1000s of Afghans and their families before the US military mission concludes so that, if they choose, they can wait safely outside of Afghanistan, while their US visas are being processed. 8:13 President Biden: For those who have argued that we should stay just six more months, or just one more year, I asked them to consider the lessons of recent history. In 2011, the NATO allies and partners agreed that we would end our combat mission in 2014. In 2014, some argued one more year. So we kept fighting. We kept taking casualties. In 2015, the same, and on and on. Nearly 20 years of experience has shown us that the current security situation only confirms that just one more year of fighting in Afghanistan is not a solution, but a recipe for being there indefinitely. It's up to the Afghans to make the decision about the future of their country. Others are more direct. Their argument is that we should stay with the Afghans and Afghanistan indefinitely. In doing so they point to the fact that we we have not taken losses in this last year. So they claim that the cost of just maintaining the status quo is minimal. 9:19 President Biden: But that ignores the reality, and the facts that already presented on the ground in Afghanistan when I took office. The Taliban is at its strongest militarily since 2001. The number of US forces in Afghanistan had been reduced to a bare minimum. And the United States and the last administration made an agreement that they have to with the Taliban remove all our forces by May 1 of this year. That's what I inherited. That agreement was the reason the Taliban had ceased major attacks against US forces. 9:55 President Biden: If in April, I had instead announced that the United States was going to go back on that agreement, made by the last administration, the United States and allied forces will remain in Afghanistan for the foreseeable future, the Taliban would have again begun to target our forces. The status quo was not an option. Staying would have meant US troops taking casualties, American men and women back in the middle of a civil war, and we would run the risk of having to send more troops back in Afghanistan to defend our remaining troops. Once that agreement with the Taliban had been made, staying with a bare minimum force was no longer possible. 10:34 President Biden: So let me ask those who want us to stay: how many more? How many 1000s more Americans' daughters and sons are you willing to risk? How long would you have them stay? Already we have members of our military whose parents fought in Afghanistan 20 years ago. Would you send their children and their grandchildren as well? Would you send your own son or daughter? After 20 years, a trillion dollars spent training and equipping hundreds of 1000s of Afghan National Security and Defence Forces. 2,448 Americans killed, 20,722 more wounded, and untold 1000s coming home with unseen trauma to their mental health. I will not send another generation of Americans to war in Afghanistan with no reasonable expectation of achieving a different outcome. 11:51 President Biden: Today the terrorist threat has metastasized beyond Afghanistan. So, we are repositioning our resources and adapting our counterterrorism posture to meet the threats where they are now: significantly higher in South Asia, the Middle East and Africa. 12:07 President Biden: But make no mistake, our military and intelligence leaders are confident they have the capabilities to protect the homeland and our interests from any resurgent terrorist challenge emerging or emanating from Afghanistan. We're developing a counterterrorism over-the-horizon capability that will allow us to keep our eyes firmly fixed at any direct threat to the United States in the region and act quickly and decisively if needed. 12:38 President Biden: We also need to focus on shoring up America's core strengths to meet the strategic competition competition with China and other nations that is really going to determine our future. 14:58 Reporter: Is the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan now inevitable? President Biden: No. It is not. Because you have the Afghan troops, 300,000. Well equipped, as well equipped as any army in the world, and an air force against something like 75,000 Taliban. It is not inevitable. 15:45 President Biden: Do I trust the Taliban? No, but I trust the capacity of the Afghan military who is better trained, better equipped, and more competent in terms of conducting war. 18:07 Reporter: Your own intelligence community has assessed that the Afghan government will likely collapse President Biden: That is not true 18:53 President Biden: And I want to make clear what I made clear to Ghani, that we are not going to walk away and not sustain their ability to maintain that force. We are. We're going to also work to make sure we help them in terms of everything from food necessities and other things in the region. But there is not a conclusion that in fact, they cannot defeat the Taliban. I believe the only way there's going to be -- this is now Joe Biden, not the intelligence community -- the only way there's only going to be peace and secure in Afghanistan, is that they work out a modus vivendi with the Taliban, and they make a judgement as to how they can make peace. And the likelihood there's going to be one unified government in Afghanistan, controlling the whole country is highly unlikely. 21:30 Reporter: Mr. President, how serious was the corruption among the Afghanistan government to this mission failing there? President Biden: First of all, the mission hasn't failed yet. 22:00 President Biden: There were going to be negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan national security forces, and the Afghan government that didn't come to fruition. So the question now is where do they go from here? The jury is still out, but the likelihood there's going to be the Taliban overrunning everything and owning the whole country is highly unlikely. 23:20 Reporter: Mr. President, "speed is safety," as you just said in your remarks. Are you satisfied with the timeline of relocating Afghan nationals? Is it happening quickly enough to your satisfaction if it may not happen until next month at the end? President Biden: It has already happened, there have already been people, about 1000 people have gotten on aircraft and come to the United States already on commercial aircraft. So as I said, there's over 2500 people, that as from January to now, have have gotten those visas and only half decided that they wanted to leave. The point is that I think the whole process has to be speeded up -- period -- in terms of being able to get these visas. Reporter: Why can't the US evacuate these Afghan translators to the United States to await their visa processing as some immigrants of the southern border have been allowed to? President Biden: Because the law doesn't allow that to happen. And that's why we're asking the Congress to consider changing the law. President Biden Remarks on Afghanistan Strategy Transcript April 14, 2021 Sound Clips 00:38 President Biden: I'm speaking to you today from the Roosevelt -- the Treaty room in the White House -- the same spot where in October of 2001, President George W. Bush informed our nation that the United States military had begun strikes on terrorist training camps in Afghanistan. It was just weeks, just weeks after the terrorist attack on our nation that killed 2,977 innocent souls, that turned Lower Manhattan into a disaster area, destroyed parts of the Pentagon and made hallowed ground in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and sparked an American promise that we would never forget. We went to Afghanistan in 2001, to root out al Qaeda to prevent future terrorist attacks against the United States planned from Afghanistan. Our objective was clear, the cause was just, our NATO allies and partners rallied beside us. And I supported that military action along with the overwhelming majority of the members of Congress. More than seven years later, in 2008 weeks before we swore the oath of office -- President Obama and I were about to swear -- President Obama asked me to travel to Afghanistan and report back on the state of the war in Afghanistan. I flew to Afghanistan to the Kunar Valley, a rugged, mountainous region on the border of Pakistan. What I saw on that trip reinforced my conviction that only the Afghans have the right and responsibility to lead their country. And that more and endless American military force could not create or sustain a durable Afghan Government. I believed that our presence in Afghanistan should be focused on the reason we went in the first place: to ensure Afghanistan would not be used as a base from which to attack our homeland again. We did that, we accomplished that objective. I said, along with others, we would follow Osama bin Laden to the gates of hell if need be. That's exactly what we did. And we got him. It took us close to 10 years to put President Obama's commitment into form. And that's exactly what happened Osama bin Laden was gone. That was 10 years ago. Think about that. We delivered justice to Bin Laden a decade ago. And we've stayed in Afghanistan for a decade since. Since then, our reasons for remaining in Afghanistan have become increasingly unclear, even as the terrorist threat that we went to fight evolved. Over the past 20 years, the threat has become more dispersed, metastasizing around the globe. Al Shabaab in Somalia, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, on Al Nusra in Syria, ISIS attempting to create a caliphate in Syria and Iraq and establishing affiliates in multiple countries in Africa and Asia. With the terror threat now in many places, keeping 1000s of troops grounded and concentrated in just one country at a cost of billions each year makes little sense to me and our leaders. We cannot continue the cycle of extending or expanding our military presence in Afghanistan, hoping to create ideal conditions for the withdraw and expecting a different result. I'm now the fourth United States President to preside over American troop presence in Afghanistan: two Republicans, two Democrats. I will not pass this responsibility on to a fifth. After consulting closely with our allies and partners, with our military leaders and intelligence personnel, with our diplomats and our development experts, with the Congress and the Vice President, as well as with Mr. Ghani and many others around the world. I concluded that it's time to end America's longest war. It's time for American troops to come home. 5:01 President Biden: When I came to office, I inherited a diplomatic agreement, duly negotiated between the government of the United States and the Taliban, that all US forces would be out of Afghanistan by May 1 2021, just three months after my inauguration. That's what we inherited. That commitment is perhaps not what I would have negotiated myself, but it was an agreement made by the United States government. And that means something. So in keeping with that agreement, and with our national interest, the United States will begin our final withdrawal beginning on May 1 of this year. 8:11 President Biden: You all know that less than 1% of Americans serve in our Armed Forces. The remaining 99%, we owe them. We owe them. They've never backed down from a single mission that we've asked of them. I've witnessed their bravery firsthand during my visits to Afghanistan. They've never wavered in their resolve. They paid a tremendous price on our behalf and they have the thanks of a grateful nation. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) High-Risk List Center for Strategic and International Studies Transcript March 10, 2021 Speaker: John Sopko - Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction Sound Clips 7:40 John Sopko: But right now, that state is under threat. In the wake of the February 2020 withdrawal agreement, all is not well. Compromise appears in short supply on either side. Taliban attacks have actually increased since the agreement was signed. Assassination of prominent officials, activists, journalists, aid workers and others have also increased, including an unsuccessful attack on one of the female members of the peace negotiating team. And the Taliban offensive on Kandahar city last October, as peace negotiations were ongoing, may well have succeeded, were it not for U.S. air support. Peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban have achieved little for Afghanistan so far, and only time will tell as to whether the new Biden administration initiative will bear fruit. And the Afghan people's fears for its own government survival are exacerbated by the knowledge of how dependent their country is on foreign military and financial support. 12:56 John Sopko: Another equally serious threat to Afghanistan's stability has also largely been ignored as we focus on the boots on the ground in Afghanistan. And that is the provision of last year's U.S.-Taliban agreement that stipulates that in addition to the departure of U.S. and coalition troops, or non-diplomatic civilian personnel: private security contractors, trainers, advisors, and supporting service personnel also must leave the country by May 1. Should this come to passSIGAR and many others believe this may be more devastating to the effectiveness of the Afghan security forces than the withdrawal of our remaining troops. Why is that? Because the Afghan government relies heavily on these foreign contractors and trainers to function. In the first quarter of fiscal year 2021 there are over 18,000 Defense Department contractors in Afghanistan, including 6000 Americans, and 7,000 3rd country nationals, 40% of whom are responsible for logistics, maintenance, or training tasks. Now, it is well known that the Afghan security forces need these contractors to maintain their equipment, manage supply chains, and train their military and police to operate the advanced equipment that we have purchased for them. For example, as of December, the Afghan National Army was completing just under 20% of its own maintenance work orders, well below the goal of 80% that was set and the 51% that they did in 2018. So that's actually going down. The Afghan National Police were just as bad if not worse, undertaking only 12% of their own maintenance work against a target of 35% and less than the 16% that we reported in our 2019 high risk list. Additionally, and more troubling. The Department of Defense does train, advise and assist command air, or commonly called TAC air recently reported that since late 2019, they have reduced their personnel in Afghanistan by 94%, and that the military drawdown now requires near total use of contract support to maintain the Afghan Air fleet. They assess that quote “further drawdown in the associated closure basis will effectively end all in country aviation training contracts in Afghanistan.” Again, why is this significant? Why do we view this as a high risk? Namely because contractors currently provide 100% of the maintenance for the Afghan Air Force, UAE 60 helicopters and CE 130 cargo aircraft and a significant portion of Afghans Light Combat Support aircraft. TAC air this January gave a bleak assessment, namely, that no Afghan airframe can be sustained as combat effective for more than a few months in the absence of contractor support. 17:51 John Sopko: Continued funding for U.S. reconstruction programs aimed at promoting economic development, rule of law, respect for human rights, good governance and security for the Afghan people may be more significant, because it may be the primary lever left for the US and other donors to influence that country. It appears that even the Taliban understand Afghanistan's dire need for foreign assistance. Because, as one of the few commitments that the US had to make last year was, “to seek economic cooperation for reconstruction, with the new post settlement, Afghan Islamic government.” Now how much the donor community wishes to stay involved will of course depend on what that government looks like and how it behaves. Numerous officials, including then Secretary of State Pompeo and Ambassador Halley, have stated that the US will be able to advance its human rights goals, including the rights of women and girls with the Taliban by leveraging or conditioning this much needed financial assistance. But unfortunately, as SIGAR has long reported, even when conditionality involved only dealing with the Afghan government, donors do not have a stellar record of successfully utilizing that conditionality to influence Afghan behavior. 27:19 John Sopko: Today our report suggests the donor community should realize the Afghan government is focused on a single goal, its survival. Afghanistan is more dependent on international support than ever before. It may not be an overstatement that if foreign assistance is withdrawn and peace negotiations fail, Taliban forces could be at the gates of Kabul in short order. Hearing: A PATHWAY FOR PEACE IN AFGHANISTAN: EXAMINING THE FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE AFGHANISTAN STUDY GROUP House Committee on Oversight and Reform: Subcommittee on National Security February 19, 2021 Testimony was heard from the following Afghanistan Study Group officials: Kelly A. Ayotte, Co-Chair; News Corp Board of Directors since April 2017 BAE Systems Board of Directors since June 2017 Blackstone Board of Directors Boston Properties Board of Directors Caterpillar Board of Directors Board of Advisors at Cirtronics General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. (Retired), Co-Chair Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Obama and Trump presidencies. Lockheed Martin Board of Directors since February 2020 Nancy Lindborg, Co-Chair President and CEO of the David Lucile Packard Foundation Former President and CEO of the US Institute for Peace Former Assistant Administrator for the bureau for democracy conflict and humanitarian assistance at USAID During the mid-Obama years. Sound Clips 3:13 Rep. Stephen Lynch (MA): I'd also like to take a moment to thank the nonpartisan US Institute of Peace for the support and expertise they provided to the study group during the course of its work. 3:23 Rep. Stephen Lynch (MA): In the fiscal year 2020 omnibus bill Congress led by Senator Graham Senator Patrick Leahy and the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee of state foreign ops and related programs. They tasked the independent and bipartisan Afghanistan study group to quote, consider the implications of a peace settlement or the failure to reach a settlement on US policy, resources and commitments in Afghanistan. After nearly nine months of review and consultation with current and former US and Afghan government officials, allies and partners and other key stakeholders, the Afghanistan study group issued its final report earlier this month. 15:12 Kelly Ayotte: We recommend that US troops remain beyond may 1. We believe a precipitous withdrawal of US and international troops in May, would be catastrophic for Afghanistan, leading to civil war, and allow the reconstitution of terror groups which threaten the United States within an 18 to 36 month period. 15:41 Kelly Ayotte: Let me be clear, although we recommend that our troops remain beyond may 1, we propose a new approach toward Afghanistan, which aligns our policies, practices and messaging across the United States government to support the Afghan peace process, rather than prosecute a war. Our troops would remain not to fight a forever war, but to guarantee the conditions for a successful peace process and to protect our national security interests to ensure that Afghanistan does not become a haven again, for terrorists who threaten the United States of America. 37:15 General Joseph F. Dunford: Do we need to increase forces if the Taliban don't accept an extension past the first of May, and if they then would re initiate attacks against US forces? and Chairman, we heard exactly what you heard. In the fall. What we were told by commanders on the ground in the department of fence was that 4500 US forces, in addition to the NATO forces that are there was the minimum level to address both the mission as well as protection of our forces in the context of the conditions that existed in the fall in as you've highlighted, those conditions have only gotten worse since the fall so in in our judgment 2500 would not be adequate. Should the Taliban re initiate attacks against the United States Hearing: Examining the Trump Administration's Afghanistan Strategy House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Subcommittee on National Security January 28, 2020 Witness: John Sopko - Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) Sound Clips 48:54 John Sopko: We've almost created a system that forces people in the government to give happy talk success stories because they're over there on very short rotations. They want to show success. The whole system is almost geared to give you, and it goes up the chain of command, all the way to the President sometimes. He gets bad information from people out in the field because somebody on a nine month rotation, he has to show success, and that goes up. 54:24 John Sopko: Maybe incentivize honesty. And one of the proposals I gave at that time,be cause I was asked by the staff to come up with proposals, is put the same requirement on the government that we impose on publicly traded corporations. Publicly traded corporations have to tell the truth. Otherwise the SEC will indict the people involved. They have to report when there's a significant event. So put that onus, call it The Truth in Government Act if you want, that you in the administration are duty bound by statute to alert Congress to significant events that could directly negatively impact a program or process. So incentivize honesty. 1:10:25 John Sopko: Over 70% of the Afghan budget comes from the United States and the donors. If that money ended, I have said before and I will stand by it, then the Afghan government will probably collapse. Wartime Contracting Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs September 21, 2011 Witnesses: Charles Tiefer: Commissioner on the Commission on Wartime Contracting Clark Kent Ervin: Commissioner on the Commission on Wartime Contracting Sound Clips 1:11:30 Charles Tiefer: Our private security in Afghanistan appears to be a major source of payoffs to the Taliban. Our report has the first official statement that it's the second-largest source of money for the Taliban. Sen. Carl Levin: After drugs. Charles Tiefer: After drugs, that's right. 1:25:18 Clark Kent Ervin: It's critical that the government have a choice, and that means that there needs to be at least a small and expandable, organic capacity on the part of these three agencies to perform missions themselves, so the next time there's a contingency, the government has a choice between going with contractors and going in-house and the determination can be made whether it's more effective to do it either way, whether it's cheaper to do it either way. As we said at the inception, right now the government doesn't have an option. Contractors are the default option because they're the only option. President George W. Bush announces U.S. Military Strikes on Afghanistan October 7, 2001 President George W. Bush: Good afternoon. On my orders, the United States military has begun strikes against Al-Qaeda terrorist training camps and military installations of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. These carefully targeted actions are designed to disrupt the use of Afghanistan as a terrorist base of operations and to attack the military capability of the Taliban regime. More than two weeks ago, I gave Taliban leaders a series of clear and specific demands: close terrorist training camps, hand over leaders of the Al-Qaeda network, and return all foreign nationals including American citizens unjustly detained in your country. None of these demands were met and now the Taliban will pay a price by destroying camps and disrupting communications. We will make it more difficult for the terror network to train new recruits and coordinate their evil plans. ** International Campaign Against Terrorism Senate Foreign Relations Committee October 25, 2001 Witness: Colin Powell: Secretary of State Sound Clip 27:00 Colin Powell: Our work in Afghanistan though, is not just of a military nature. We recognize that when the Al Qaeda organization has been destroyed in Afghanistan, and as we continue to try to destroy it in all the nations in which it exists around the world, and when the Taliban regime has gone to its final reward, we need to put in place a new government in Afghanistan, one that represents all the people of Afghanistan and one that is not dominated by any single powerful neighbor, but instead is dominated by the will of the people of Afghanistan. Executive Producer Recommendations Elect Stephanie Gallardo 2022 Krystal Kyle and Friends. August 21, 2021. “Episode 35 Audio with Matthew Hoh.” Cover Art Design by Only Child Imaginations Music Presented in This Episode Intro & Exit: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)

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The Majority Report with Sam Seder
2672 - The Politics Behind Biden's Sweeping Vaccine Mandates w/ Ryan Grim

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 163:40


It's Casual Friday! Sam hosts Ryan Grim, D.C. Bureau Chief at The Intercept, to discuss his recent bombshell scoop Heather Bresch, Joe Manchin's Daughter, Played Direct Part In EpiPen Price Inflation Scandal and round out the week in news. Ryan and Sam jump into a quick discussion of Biden's recent vaccine mandate announcement, and speculate on the role it can play in bolstering Biden and Democrats' support going into the midterms with a large majority of Americans both already vaccinated and supportive of a mandate. They dive particularly into the culture war narrative currently driving politics and how that could both help and hurt Democratic midterm success, before touching on what is to be expected with COVID rates. Grim then dives into his scoop on the Manchin family, starting with Joe Manchin's recent attempt to cut down the infrastructure budget and discussing what the budget actually means when it comes to spending, before moving onto the scandal breaking around Manchin's daughter, Heather Bresch, and wife, Gayle. Ryan sets up the corruption starting with Heather's faked diplomas from West Virginia University that helped her reach the office of COO, then President and CEO of Mylan Pharmaceuticals and her mother's role as a lobbyist for the association of school boards, before he and Sam dive into Bresch's makeshift monopoly, of both supplier and distributor, of EpiPens alongside Pfizer, resulting in over a 500% increase in price, and a Mylan scheme to force their consumers to choose between literal death or spending mass amounts of money on multi-EpiPen packages, all while Gayle Manchin helped secure requirements for schools to purchase their own supplies of EpiPens. They round out the interview by exploring how Dem leadership can turn these metaphorical scandal lemons into an infrastructure lemonade, and Sam dives a little deeper into Biden's new vaccine mandate. And in the second half of the show, Matthew Film Guy joins Sam as they reminisce on culture and comedy in the wake of 9/11, before they move onto the effect of 9/11 on general American culture, discussing the shift to the Right in mainstream media and pop culture in the early aughts and what direction today's artists might shift mainstream political culture, and Matt gives his suggestions. Sam also touches on the deplorable laughter at a boy discussing the death of his grandmother in a Tennessee school board meeting, Rep. Katie Porter's callout of Joe Manchin and centrist Dems, and Ben Shapiro's commitment to replacement theory, even when it comes to statues. They also cover Crowder's return to being a horrible person on YouTube, plus, your IMs! 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Here & Now
Remembering The Mission To Intercept Flight 93 On 9/11; The Post-9/11 'Forever War'

Here & Now

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 41:22


After the attacks on the World Trade towers and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, Lt. Gen. Marc Sasseville and his colleagues at the National Guard learned of a fourth hijacked plane — Flight 93 — still in progress. That's when they sprung into action. Sasseville joins us. And, we speak with investigative journalist Spencer Ackerman about his new book, "Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump."

The Castle Report
The House Built on Lies is Crumbling

The Castle Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 14:06


Darrell Castle talks about lies spoken from the top of our government and its supporting bureaucracy and how those lies are being revealed and the revelations are not going over well with the average American. Transcription / Notes: THE HOUSE BUILT ON LIES IS CRUMBLING Hello, this is Darrell Castle with today's Castle Report. This is the 10th day of September in the year 2021 and I will be talking about many examples of lies at the top of our government and its supporting bureaucracy and how those lies are being revealed and the revelations are not going over well with the average American. The Castle Family is very happy this week as the family daughter is scheduled to arrive from Los Angeles this very evening. We haven't seen her in almost two years so if you are a parent then you know I don't need to say anything else. This Castle Report was finished when it was too late to include the President's dictatorial decrees about vaccine mandates. Perhaps I will be able to address them next week when we know more. I just want to say today that when a person tries to assume dictatorial powers and he is stopped by congress, the courts, or simple refusal to obey then all you have is a silly person with delusions of grandeur, but if no one stops him then he is indeed what he presumes to be, dictator. I think it was former Senator Al Franken who coined the phrase lies and the lying liars who tell them, but in any event, it is a phrase appropriate for today's commentary. Dr. Anthony Fauci is director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and chief medical advisor to the president of the United States. He has steadfastly denied being responsible for any gain of function research into the COVID virus since the outbreak began. He testified before congress on many occasions and denied it under oath. In May 2021, for example, Dr. Fauci testified before a Senate committee investigating whether the U.S. funded gain of function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology where he stated, “NIH has not and does not now fund gain of function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology. “A publication called The Intercept through a Freedom of Information Act Request found that NIH issued a bat coronavirus grant to a group called the EcoHealth Alliance for $3.1 million, including $599,000 that the Wuhan Institute of Virology used to identify and alter bat coronaviruses likely to infect humans. Scientists identified as experts in virology and infectious diseases looked at the reports and concluded that the grants supported the construction of coronaviruses that combined a spike gene from one with genetic information from another in order to make the resulting virus infect human cells. The COVID virus was, in other words, a laboratory generated virus specifically engineered to make it more lethal to humans. Several senators have said that Dr. Fauci should face a full investigation and should be forthcoming about his involvement, while others have called for his resignation. So, they talk and they talk and they strut across the TV screens with their meaningless words which mean nothing. Their question is “what was Dr. Fauci's involvement, not did this man commit perjury, a serious felony, and certainly not is he guilty of one of the greatest crimes against humanity in human history. Why would Dr. Fauci, the most powerful man in international medicine, risk everything to create this deadly virus? For one thing, he did not risk everything because he knew that he was exempt from the consequences of his actions. He knew that he would not be subject to the law like us little people. He knew that there are two sets of laws and those at the top whether elected or bureaucratic are exempt as long as they are useful and cooperative. Back to the question of why he did it, he did it for money. If this report from what the Intercept obtained is true, and it is because they didn't invent the information they obtained it from go...

EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY
2021-09-09 - EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, September 9, 2021

EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 30:00


On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The 52nd International Eucharistic Congress continues in Budapest. EWTN News Executive Editor and Washington Bureau Chief, Dr. Matthew Bunson, joins to tell us about the Eastern Rite Divine Liturgy that was celebrated in the main cathedral in Budapest yesterday. Meanwhile, the White House says it is "working overtime, every night, all night" on helping people who want to leave Afghanistan get out of the country that was overrun by the Taliban. Today, Americans were among several passengers on a plane that left Kabul on an international commercial flight. And, there are new details this week on the possible origins of the coronavirus. Author of "The Coming Collapse of China" and "The Great US-China Tech War," Gordon Chang, joins to react to the report by the Intercept that found the National Institutes of Health provided more than $3 million in grants to fund COVID-19 research at the Wuhan lab. Finally this evening, 20 years after the attacks of 9/11, the United States is in a precarious national security situation following the withdrawal of our troops from Afghanistan. Republican Strategist and former National Security Council Spokesman under President Trump, John Ullyot, joins to tell us about the flight with more than 100 civilians that left Kabul today. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn

Part Of The Problem
The Intercept Papers

Part Of The Problem

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 62:07


Dave Smith and Robbie The Fire Bernstein bring you the latest in politics! On this episode of Part Of The Problem, Dave and Robbie discuss some recent pandemic numbers that have come out of Kentucky, and the recent report by The Intercept that puts some credence on the gain of function lab leak theory. Support Our SponsorsBLUBLOX - https://www.Blublox.com/Problem for 15% offITrust Capital - https://www.itrustcapital.com use promo code POTP for a free month and gold/ crypto investors guideBetter Help - https://Betterhelp.com/problem for 10% off your first monthPart Of The Problem Airs every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 6pm ET on the GaS Digital Network! The newest 20 episodes are always free, but if you want access to all the archives, watch live, chat live, access to the forums, and get the show five days before it comes out everywhere else - you can subscribe now at gasdigitalnetwork.com and use the code POTP to save 15% on the entire network. Follow the show on social media:Twitter: https://twitter.com/ComicDaveSmithhttps://twitter.com/RobbieTheFirehttps://www.instagram.com/bmackayisrightInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/theproblemdavesmith/https://www.instagram.com/robbiethefire/https://www.instagram.com/bmackayisrightSubscribe On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DSmithcomicBuy Daves Album : Dave Smith Libertas - https://bit.ly/2Nq5seMDave Smith and Robbie The Fire Bernstein bring you the latest in Politics three times a week, with the promise of bonus episodes! Libertarian Philosophy mixed with a sense of humor, POTP is one of the leading voices in libertarianism.Dave Smith is a New York based stand-up comedian, radio personality, and political commentator. Dave can be seen regularly on “The Greg Gutfeld Show” and “Red Eye” on Fox News, as well as “Kennedy” on Fox Business Network. In 2013 Dave was featured as one of the New Faces at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. He was also a featured performer on the New York Comedy Festival's “New York's Funniest” showcase in 2014 and 2015. Dave's outlet for his social commentary is his podcast, “Part of the Problem,” which is available on iTunes. Dave is also co-host of “The Legion of Skanks” podcast, available on the GaS Digital Network.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Loving Liberty Radio Network
9-8-2021 Liberty RoundTable with Sam Bushman

Loving Liberty Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 109:37


Hour 1 * Guest: Larry Pratt – Discussion of All Things Liberty. * Shame: Joe Rogan Attacked for Taking Ivermectin! * A Virus Deadlier Than COVID Emerges Again India is moving fast to contain the spread of Nipah – the Nipah virus, is not as contagious as COVID, it is much deadlier. * John Gibson left his position as chief executive of Tripwire Interactive – He stepped down after speaking out in support of the Texas Heartbeat Act. Tripwire issued a statement apologizing for Gibson's comments and expressing a commitment to take “swift action. * A reversal of a previous order – Hospital Can't Be Forced to Administer Ivermectin to COVID-19 Patient Jeffrey Smith. * A trove of newly released documents detailing US -funded coronavirus research in China prior to the COVID-19 pandemic shows that Dr. Anthony Fauci flat out lied! * Documents published by The Intercept show that Fauci's organization, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), provided federal funds to the US nonprofit group EcoHealth Alliance and the Wuhan Institute of Virology to construct laboratory-generated SARS and MERS-related coronaviruses that demonstrated enhanced pathogenicity in humanized mice cells. Hour 2 * “Surprise surprise – Fauci lied again,” Sen. Paul tweeted! * Sen. Rand Paul Refers Fauci for Criminal Complaint! * Rolling Stone magazine has been called out for publishing a faulse story about hospitals in Oklahoma being overrun by Ivermectin overdoses. * Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick hit back against the ultra-liberal city of Portland after it attempted to ban travel to Texas in response to the state's ‘heartbeat' law which is designed to protect unborn life. * Actress Bette Midler Wants Liberal Women To Hold Sex Strike Until Texas Abortion Ban Is Overturned. * Family: War vet Pete Lopez died after hospital ignored court order for ivermectin! * Biden Calls ‘Code Red' on Climate in Pushing $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan. ‘The nation and the world are in peril,' the president said ‘And that's not hyperbole. That is a fact. President Biden warned Americans on Tuesday that Hurricane Ida's lethal destruction was the sure sign of a nation and world ‘in peril' from climate change and said drastic action would be needed to prevent extreme weather patterns from worsening. * Former Walmart president Marc Lore reveals plan for $400-billion Utopian city in the US desert – It's unclear what American desert is being targeted for the project. Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Arizona, Texas and the Appalachian region are all options, per the city's official website. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/loving-liberty/support

The History of Computing
Sage: The Semi-Automatic Ground Environment Air Defense

The History of Computing

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 18:10


The Soviet Union detonated their first nuclear bomb in 1949, releasing 20 kilotons worth of an explosion and sparking the nuclear arms race. A weather reconnaissance mission confirmed that the Soviets did so and Klaus Fuchs was arrested for espionage, after passing blueprints for the Fat Man bomb that had been dropped on Japan. A common name in the podcast is Vannevar Bush. At this point he was the president of the Carnegie Institute and put together a panel to verify the findings. The Soviets were catching up to American science. Not only did they have a bomb but they also had new aircraft that were capable of dropping a bomb. People built bomb shelters, schools ran drills to teach students how to survive a nuclear blast and within a few years we'd moved on to the hydrogen bomb. And so the world lived in fear of nuclear fall-out. Radar had come along during World War II and we'd developed Ground Control of Intercept, an early radar network. But that wouldn't be enough to protect against this new threat. If one of these Soviet bombers, like the Tupolev 16 “Badger” were to come into American airspace, the prevailing thought was that we needed to shoot it down before the payload could be delivered. The Department of Defense started simulating what a nuclear war would look like. And they asked the Air Force to develop an air defense system. Given the great work done at MIT, much under the careful eye of Vannevar Bush, they reached out to George Valley, a professor in the Physics Department who had studied nuclear weapons. He also sat on the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, and toured some of the existing sites and took a survey of the US assets. He sent his findings and they eventually made their way to General Vandenberg, who assigned General Fairchild to assemble a committee which would become the Valley Committee, or more officially the Air Defense Systems Engineering Committee, or ADSEC. ADSEC dug in deeper and decided that we needed a large number of radar stations with a computer that could aggregate and then analyze data to detect enemy aircraft in real time. John Harrington had worked out how to convert radar into code and could send that over telephone lines. They just needed a computer that could crunch the data as it was received. And yet none of the computer companies at the time were able to do this kind of real time operation. We were still in a batch processing mainframe world. Jay Forrester at MIT was working on the idea of real-time computing. Just one problem, the Servomechanisms lab where he was working on Project Whirlwind for the Navy for flight simulation was over budget and while they'd developed plenty of ground-breaking technology, they needed more funding. So Forrester was added to ADSEC and added the ability to process the digital radar information. By the end of 1950, the team was able to complete successful tests of sending radar information to Whirlwind over the phone lines. Now it was time to get funding, which was proposed at $2 million a year to fund a lab. Given that Valley and Forrester were both at MIT, they decided it should be at MIT. Here, they saw a way to help push the electronics industry forward and the Navy's Chief Scientist Louis Ridenour knew that wherever that lab was built would become a the next scientific hotspot. The president at MIT at the time, James Killian, wasn't exactly jumping on the idea of MIT becoming an arm of the department of defense so put together 28 scientists to review the plans from ADSEC, which became Project Charles and threw their support to forming the new lab. They had measured twice and were ready to cut. There were already projects being run by the military during the arms buildup named after other places surrounding MIT so they picked Project Lincoln for the name of the project to Project Lincoln. They appointed F Wheeler Loomis as the director with a mission to design a defense system. As with all big projects, they broke it up into five small projects, or divisions; things like digital computers, aircraft control and warning, and communications. A sixth did the business administration for the five technical divisions and another delivered technical services as needed. They grew to over 300 people by the end of 1951 and over 1,300 in 1952. They moved offsite and built a new campus - thus establishing Lincoln Lab. By the end of 1953 they had written a memo called A Proposal for Air Defense System Evolution: The Technical Phase. This called for a net of radars to be set up that would track the trajectory of all aircraft in the US airspace and beyond. And to build communications to deploy the weapons that could destroy those aircraft. The Manhattan project had brought in the nuclear age but this project grew to be larger as now we had to protect ourselves from the potential devastation we wrought. We were firmly in the Cold War with America testing the hydrogen bomb in 52 and the Soviets doing so in 55. That was the same year the prototype of the AN/FSQ-7 to replace Whirlwind. To protect the nation from these bombs they would need 100s of radars, 24 centers to receive data, and 3 combat centers. They planned for direction centers to have a pair of AN/FSQ-7 computers, which were the Whirlwind evolved. That meant half a million lines of code which was by far the most ambitious software ever written. Forrester had developed magnetic-core memory for Whirlwind. That doubled the speed of the computer. They hired IBM to build the AN/FSQ-7 computers and from there we started to see commercial applications as well when IBM added it to the 704 mainframe in 1955. Stalin was running labor camps and purges. An estimated nine million people died in Gulags or from hunger. Chairman Mao visited Moscow in 1957, sparking the Great Leap Forward policy that saw 45 million people die. All in the name of building a utopian paradise. Americans were scared. And Stalin was distrustful of computers for any applications beyond scientific computing for the arms race. By contrast, people like Ken Olsen from Lincoln Lab left to found Digital Equipment Corporation and sell modular mini-computers on the mass market, with DEC eventually rising to be the number two computing company in the world. The project also needed software and so that was farmed out to Rand who would have over 500 programmers work on it. And a special display to watch planes as they were flying, which began as a Stromberg-Carlson Charactron cathode ray tube. IBM got to work building the 24 FSQ-7s, with each coming in at a whopping 250 tons and nearly 50,000 vacuum tubes - and of course that magnetic core memory. All this wasn't just theoretical. Given the proximity, they deployed the first net of around a dozen radars around Cape Cod as a prototype. They ran dedicated phone lines from Cambridge and built the first direction center, equipping it with an interactive display console that showed an x for each object being tracked, adding labels and then Robert Everett came up with the idea of a light gun that could be used as a pointing device, along with a keyboard, to control the computers from a terminal. They tested the Cape Cod installation in 1953 and added long range radars in Maine and New York by the end of 1954, working out bugs as they went. The Suffolk County Airfield in Long Island was added so Strategic Air Command could start running exercises for response teams. By the end of 1955 they put the system to the test and it passed all requirements from the Air Force. The radars detected the aircraft and were able to then control manned antiaircraft operations. By 1957 they were adding logic and capacity to the system, having fine tuned over a number of test runs until they got to a 100 percent interception rate. They were ready to build out the direction centers. The research and development phase was done - now it was time to produce an operational system. Western Electric built a network of radar and communication systems across Northern Canada that became known as the DEW line, short for Distant Early Warning. They added increasingly complicated radar, layers of protection, like Buckminster Fuller joining for a bit to develop a geodesic dome to protect the radars using fiberglass. They added radar to what looked like oil rigs around Texas, experimented with radar on planes and ships, and how to connect those back to the main system. By the end of 1957 the system was ready to move into production and integration with live weapons into the code and connections. This is where MIT was calling it done for their part of the program. Only problem is when the Air Force looked around for companies willing to take on such a large project, no one could. So MITRE corporation was spun out of Lincoln Labs pulling in people from a variety of other government contractors and continues on to this day working on national security, GPS, election integrity, and health care. They took the McChord airfare online as DC-12 in 1957, then Syracuse New York in 1958 and started phasing in automated response. Andrews, Dobbins, Geiger Field, Los Angeles Air Defense Sector, and others went online over the course of the next few years. The DEW line went operational in 1962, extending from Iceland to the Aleutians. By 1963, NORAD had a Combined Operations Center where the war room became reality. Burroughs eventually won a contract to deploy new D825 computers to form a system called BUIC II and with the rapidly changing release of new solid state technology those got replaced with a Hughes AN/TSQ-51. With the rise of Airborn Warning and Control Systems (AWACS), the ground systems started to slowly get dismantled in 1980, being phased out completely in 1984, the year after WarGames was released. In WarGames, Matthew Broderick plays David Lightman, a young hacker who happens upon a game. One Jon Von Neumann himself might have written as he applied Game Theory to the nuclear threat. Lightman almost starts World War III when he tries to play Global Thermonuclear War. He raises the level of DEFCON and so inspires a generation of hackers who founded conferences like DEFCON and to this day war dial, or war drive, or war whatever. The US spent countless tax money on advancing technology in the buildup for World War II and the years after. The Manhattan Project, Project Whirlwind, SAGE, and countless others saw increasing expenditures. Kennedy continued the trend in 1961 when he started the process of putting humans on the moon. And the unpopularity of the Vietnam war, which US soldiers had been dying in since 1959, caused a rollback of spending. The legacy of these massive projects was huge spending to advance the sciences required to produce each. The need for these computers in SAGE and other critical infrastructure to withstand a nuclear war led to ARPANET, which over time evolved into the Internet. The subsequent privatization of these projects, the rapid advancement in making chips, and the drop in costs while frequent doubling of speeds based on findings from each discipline finding their way into others then gave us personal computing and the modern era of PCs then mobile devices. But it all goes back to projects like ENIAC, Whirlwind, and SAGE. Here, we can see generations of computing evolve with each project. I'm frequently asked what's next in our field. It's impossible to know exactly. But we can look to mega projects, many of which are transportation related - and we can look at grants from the NSF. And DARPA and many major universities. Many of these produce new standards so we can also watch for new RFCs from the IETF. But the coolest tech is probably classified, so ask again in a few years! And we can look to what inspires - sometimes that's a perceived need, like thwarting nuclear war. Sometimes mapping human genomes isn't a need until we need to rapidly develop a vaccine. And sometimes, well… sometimes it's just returning to some sense of normalcy. Because we're all about ready for that. That might mean not being afraid of nuclear war as a society any longer. Or not being afraid to leave our homes. Or whatever the world throws at us next.

Legion 99: Your Star Wars Legion Podcast
Turn Zero Lists - Episode 18.5 - Heavy Artillery

Legion 99: Your Star Wars Legion Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 15:46


Keegan chats with Bara of the South Jersey/Philly scene about her Imperial beef squad of six loaded stormtroopers backed by some support units.   782/800 10 Activations Imperial Officer (Improvised Orders, Electrobinoculars) General Veers (Commanding Presence, Improvised Orders, Electrobinoculars) 6x Stormtroopers (T-21 Stormtrooper, Imperial Officer) 2x E-Web Heavy Blaster Team (Barrage Generator) Ambush•, Maximum Firepower•, Push••, Pinned Down••, Coordinated Fire•••, Imperial Discipline•••, Standing Orders•••• Disarray, Advanced Positions, Danger Close, Hemmed In Sabotage the Moisture Vaporators, Key Positions, Intercept the Transmissions, Payload War Weary, Hostile Environment, Rapid Reinforcements, Limited Visibility

The Howie Carr Radio Network
Scott Hounsell - 9.8.21 - Hour 3

The Howie Carr Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 37:31


Scott Hounsell from Red State, joins Grace to talk about the Fauci FOIAS and the Intercept piece that is gaining traction. And a Portland State U professor quits because freedom of thought is so passe.

The Pete Kaliner Show
The Pete Kaliner Show on WBT -- 09-08-2021 (Hour 3)

The Pete Kaliner Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 33:27


In the final hour of the program, Pete welcomes in NC Lt. Governor Mark Robinson to talk about the debate of critical race theory in NC schools and finishes up the hour talking about the Intercept report on the Wuhan lab in China.  Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Pete Kaliner Show
The Pete Kaliner Show on WBT -- 09-08-2021 (Hour 2)

The Pete Kaliner Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 31:22


In this hour of the program, Pete discusses the Intercept report about the Wuhan Lab in China studying the Coronavirus and asks how much responsibility Dr. Anthony Fauci should shoulder for the world pandemic.  Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Pete Kaliner Show
The Pete Kaliner Show on WBT -- 09-08-2021 (Hour 1)

The Pete Kaliner Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 31:40


In Hour 1 of the program, Pete discusses the Intercept report that says that Dr. Anthony Fauci misled Americans about the data and research coming out of the Wuhan Lab in China.  Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Relatable with Allie Beth Stuckey
Ep 484 | Bombshell on Dr. Fauci & the Wuhan Lab Explained | Guest: Steve Deace

Relatable with Allie Beth Stuckey

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 49:44


Today we're discussing more hypocrisy and misinformation from the media on COVID, masks, and vaccines. The truth about these things is slowly becoming more widespread, and even left-leaning publications like the Atlantic are starting to understand and admit that forcing kids to wear masks is more harmful than helpful and not supported by any science. Then, to break down a major article about COVID and Dr. Fauci from another left-leaning source, the Intercept, we welcome fellow BlazeTV host Steve Deace back to the show. Deace has the details on what's going on with this Intercept article, in which details are revealed that show the relationship between Dr. Fauci and the Wuhan Institute of Virology. --- Today's Sponsors: Carly Jean Los Angeles has a mission to simplify closets and help women to feel beautiful in their own skin, all while making getting dressed easy every day. Check out their line at CarlyJeanLosAngeles.com & use promo code 'ALLIE' to save 20% off anything in their online store. ExpressVPN gives you a connection that's rerouted through an encrypted server, masking your IP address, which makes it more difficult for third parties to identify you & harvest your data. Go to ExpressVPN.com/ALLIE & get 3 extra months free! Prayer Bowls are unique hand-crafted ceramic or wooden bowl that holds your prayer intentions, the prayers you meant to pray & they come with a bundle of Prayer Cards. Go to PrayerBowls.com to see their selection. Order today and & get a set of Scripture cards free with the offer code 'ALLIE'. --- Buy Allie's book, You're Not Enough (& That's Okay): Escaping the Toxic Culture of Self-Love: https://alliebethstuckey.com/book Relatable merchandise: https://shop.blazemedia.com/collections/allie-stuckey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Sean Casey Show
Episode -171 Fauci Lied People Died

The Sean Casey Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 67:53


New report out that Fauci lied to Congress about the CCP virus but what, if anything, will happen next? The State Department is blocking American citizens from getting out of Afghanistan. The reason why is shocking. You'll never guess who's running the Taliban now. Biden continues to erode mentally and physically.Copyright Sean Casey All Rights Reserved

Watching the Watchers with Robert Gruler Esq.
Americans Held in Afghanistan, Wuhan Lab Leak Funding Documents, Jacob Chansley Plea Deal

Watching the Watchers with Robert Gruler Esq.

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 96:17


The Biden Administration continues to deal with pleas from Americans stranded in Afghanistan and Secretary Blinken addresses the “hostage” crisis. New documents show a funding connection between U.S. government officials and the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China specifically relating to coronavirus research. Jacob Chansley enters a plea acknowledging guilt for his role in the January 6th Capitol Hill Riots and we review the plea agreement.​And more! Join criminal defense lawyer Robert F. Gruler in a discussion on the latest legal, criminal and political news, including:​

Timcast IRL
Timcast IRL #367 - New Documents Prove Fauci Lied To Congress, Committing Perjury w/Zaid Jilani

Timcast IRL

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 131:09


Tim, Ian, and Lydia join researcher and prolific journalist (formerly of The Intercept) Zaid Jilani to examine the case of the breaking news out of The Intercept functionally proving that Anthony Fauci lied under oath, just like Rand Paul said, Rachel Maddow's choice to leave up a thoroughly-debunked article about a hospital in Oklahoma being overrun by victims of ivermectin overdoses, how leftist dialogues have driven minorities away from being vaccinated in New York City, the red pill/blue pill conundrum as presented by binary thinkers in the media, the coming reckoning for the GOP in the 2022 midterms, and the AOC phenomenon of fundraising outside her own district by being an 'influencer politician'. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The News & Why It Matters
Ep 858 | People FURIOUS at Fauci & GOVT FUNDED Wuhan Lab Research

The News & Why It Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 45:00


The American people are starting to call for Dr. Fauci to resign after a new report released by The Intercept has exposed the U.S. government funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says that the Taliban claims they aren't holding anyone hostage, so that MUST be true. Because of the new heartbeat bill in Texas, the city of Portland wants to ban any travel or trade with Texas. Is that supposed to be a bad thing? And lastly, a teacher in Las Vegas taped masks to multiple fourth graders' faces. Has everyone lost their minds!? Today's Sponsors: Protect your most valuable asset: your home. Register your address now to see if you're already a victim of home title theft and receive a complete title history of your home – a $100 value, FREE. Just go to https://www.hometitlelock.com/ Tired of losing your hair? With Keeps, you can save your hair without leaving your couch. Get 50% OFF your first order by going to https://www.keeps.com/why If you're trying to stay fit and healthy, Built Bar is the answer. Go to https://built.com/ and use promo code NEWS15 to save 15% off your next order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Charlie Kirk Show
How Joe Rogan and Ivermectin Broke the Matrix

The Charlie Kirk Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 68:02


A new "bombshell" report from The Intercept reveals what we on The Charlie Kirk Show have been reporting for months, that Dr. Fauci perjured himself in front of Congress and Sen. Rand Paul when he claimed he never approved grants to the Wuhan Institute of Virology for gain of function research. Charlie digs a level deeper to explore the left's fascination with playing God with medicine and technology and how both interact with humanity. Connecting Fauci's gain of function research, the Joe Rogan Ivermectin story, and the Democrats' newest assault on Texas' new Heartbeat Bill, Charlie draws a through line by exposing the left's carefully curated and programmed matrix and why Ivermectin might just be deja vu all over again.  Support the show: http://www.charliekirk.com/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Tim Pool Daily Show
S5180 - New Documents PROVE Fauci Lied To Congress Committing Perjury, He DID Fund Gain Of Function Research

Tim Pool Daily Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 86:28


New Documents PROVE Fauci Lied To Congress Committing Perjury, He DID Fund Gain Of Function Research. Rand Paul has even pushed for criminal charges against Anthony Fauci over his lies but nothing seems to have come of it. While people still speculate as to the origins of COVID new documents from The intercept a left wing publication shine a light on funding for gain of function research funded by the US and China The debate has fallen between culture war lines with democrats taking Fauci's side and Republicans supporting Rand Paul. Now with the Intercept it seems that line is breaking. #Fauci #RandPaul #Democrats Become A Member And Protect Our Work at http://www.timcast.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Rich Zeoli
Rich's Afternoon Podcast - Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 48:39


Dr. Anthony Fauci lied about gain of function research. The Intercept reviewed 900 pages surrounding NIH and NIAID research at the Wuhan Lab and found that yes, they were woking on altering coronaviruses found in bats. The American Civil Liberties Union laughably tries to justify vaccine mandates as they scream "bans of our bodies." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Protectors
Season 3 | Andrews & Wilson | Veterans | Authors of Dark Intercept (Episode 76)

The Protectors

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 22:46


In this interview, my good friends Brian Andrews & Jeff Wilson stopped by to talk about their new book DARK INTERCEPT, how they take a break from writing, what weapons to use in a zombie apocalypse and a bunch more.  ALSO…..BIG NEWS!  Dark Intercept optioned for TV!  About the Book:  When dark forces rise, are faith and firepower enough? On the eve of his medical retirement, Navy SEAL Jedidiah Johnson receives a frantic call from his estranged childhood best friend David Yarnell. David's daughter has been kidnapped off the streets of Nashville in broad daylight. The police have no suspects and no leads. The only clue: the body of a dead priest left behind at the scene. With the clock ticking, David is growing desperate, as is his wife, Rachel . . . Jed's first love.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theprotectors)

The Howie Carr Radio Network
Rand Paul was Right -- Dr. Fauci is a Liar - 09.7.21 - Hour 1

The Howie Carr Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 38:46


In this hour, Grace discusses the Intercept story that details the Wuhan lab research funding by American Organization EcoHealth Alliance. Also in this hour, the State Dept. tries to take credit for successful rescue of Americans. But they are getting called out for their BS.

Steve Deace Show
Fauci Lied. Again. | Guest: Julie Kelly | 9/7/21

Steve Deace Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 95:12


Steve and the crew discuss the explosive new expose from the Intercept on Dr. Fauci and EcoHealth Alliance's risky research Wuhan, China. Then, Julie Kelly from American Greatness joins the program to discuss the latest news from the January 6 scam. Finally, Fake News or Not is an all-encompassing look at the ongoing, troubling data surrounding the COVID vaccines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan
Line 3 and a Week of Climate Catastrophe

Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 41:17


More than 45 dead after remnants of Hurricane Ida slammed the Northeast. In Louisiana, where the hurricane hit days before, hundreds of thousands remain without electricity. Meanwhile, massive fires in the West have burned for weeks. Amid all this catastrophe, we continue building new infrastructure to prop up a fossil fuel industry, barreling us toward one climate disaster after another. The most egregious example at the moment is energy company Enbridge's Line 3 project. Intercept reporter Alleen Brown and attorney and founder of the Giniw Collective Tara Houska join Ryan Grim to discuss Line 3. It's a massive pipeline that snakes across the Canadian border, through Minnesota wetlands, and under the Mississippi River, all so it can transport tar sands oil — the dirtiest of the dirtiest energy — to be refined and, for much of it, exported. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Ring of Fire Radio with Sam Seder and Mike Papantonio
Episode 606: Texas Bounty System for Abortion

Ring of Fire Radio with Sam Seder and Mike Papantonio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 60:09


This week on Ring of Fire; Elie Mystal, Correspondent for The Nation, joins us to discuss the Supreme Court's disastrous and deliberate inaction on Texas's effective abortion ban and bounty system and what it means for a woman's right to choose going forward. And, Heather Digby Parton will help us break down all the top news items of the week. Bonus content this week; Sam interviews Murtaza Hussain, from The Intercept, about the legacy of the 9/11 spying on Muslims in this country particularly the Fort Dix Five.

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
2666 - The 20 Years Of Lies We Were Told About Afghanistan w/ James Risen

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 75:23


Emma hosts James Risen, Senior National Security Correspondent at the Intercept, to discuss his recent piece "A War's Epitaph: For Two Decades, Americans Were Told One Lie After Another About What They Were Doing In Afghanistan", on how bad the “good war” has been since it began. James and Emma walk through the US's failed twenty-year involvement in what was essentially another country's civil war, how it began, and the countless mistakes made along the way which were inevitably covered up. They begin with the first involvement in the region with the Bush Administration's invasion and propping up of the Karzai Presidency, which almost immediately fell to rampant corruption as US funding flowed through a Karzai-backed heroin trade, emphasizing the shell of a government that we had set up. Risen also touches on how the lack of genuine investment from either the local government or their US backing set the stage for the almost immediate collapse following the military exit, before moving onto the Obama years, and what his commitment to his “good war,” through mass investment in the preexisting corruption and the development of his collateral damage drone program, really meant. James and Emma conclude the interview by looking at how the major players in Afghanistan have developed to where they're at now, before Emma wraps up the first half with a discussion on the countless horrors stemming from last night's Supreme Court decision, as well as the lacking response from the Biden Administration, and Gov. Kathy Hochul's wonder at the “once in a thousand years” natural disaster that we've somehow been seeing with increasing frequency. And in the Fun Half: Emma, Brandon, and Matt discuss the horrors of Hurricane Ida, Matt's flooding, and Sam from NoLa gives a bit of the southern perspective after the storm left, and extreme heat came in. They also discuss supposed-naturalist Joe Rogan's pharmaceutical-heavy solution to catching COVID, Mike from PA's guest suggestion, and debate the filmmaking legacy of M. Night Shyamalan, before discussing Candace Owens' COVID skepticism coming back to bite her, and Tucker and Dave Rubin's projection of personal shortcomings onto AOC, plus, your calls and IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here. Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: majorityreportstore@mirrorimage.com) You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsor: BetterHelp gives you access to your own fully licensed and accredited therapist via phone, chat, or video. A lot of therapists elsewhere have long waitlists and it can take weeks or months before they can see you… But when you sign up with BetterHelp, they match you with a therapist based on your specific needs, and you'll be communicating with them in less than 24 hours. BetterHelp is giving our audience 10% off their first month when you go to https://betterhelp.com/majorityreport Support the St. Vincent Nurses today as they continue to strike for a fair contract! https://action.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's podcast News from Nowhere, at https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere Check out The Letterhack's upcoming Kickstarter project for his new graphic novel! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/milagrocomic/milagro-heroe-de-las-calles Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel! Check out The Nomiki Show live at 3 pm ET on YouTube at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt's podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie's podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada (streaming every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm ET!) Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop Donate to Hurricane Ida efforts on Venmo @MutualAidLouisiana Donate to Cajun Navy Relief here. Donate to Second Harvest Food Bank here. Donate to Hands On New Orleans here. Become a Beta subscriber for new progressive social media platform Adduna! Sign up for The Press Freedom Defense Fund's free virtual event "When Right Matters in Government: A Conversation on Speaking Out With Retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman" on Wednesday September 15th here.

The Michael Brooks Show
ReAir TMBS 10: Buddhism and Our Struggle & PseudoWoke Centrism ft. Robert Wright & Trevor Beaulieu

The Michael Brooks Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 92:21


Since so many people are just now discovering Michael's work and TMBS we've decided to re-air every TMBS episode. TMBS 10: Buddhism and Our Struggle & PseudoWoke Centrism ft. Robert Wright & Trevor Beaulieu, This week's show: We have found audio of Obama challenging John Kerry to an IQ test in a 2014 cabinet meeting. We break down Milo's exposed emails and the relationship between him, the Mercer family, Breitbart, and alt-right trolls. Author of “Why Buddhism is True” Robert Wright (@robertwrighter) calls in to talk about Buddhism and how we can bring cognitive empathy and mindfulness to politics. Woke Susan Collins welcomes Bob Corker to the Resistance. Trevor Beaulieu (@Rickyrawls), host of Champagne Sharks (@champagnesharks), joins us in studio and talks about what is often missed in typical conversations about identity, race, and class. Read Trevor's piece in The Intercept on the Kaepernick protest. TMBS re-aired episodes will come out every Tuesday at 7PM EST here on The Michael Brooks Show Channel. This program has been put together by The Michael Brooks Legacy Project. To learn more and rewatch the postgame content visit https://www.patreon.com/TMBS

Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen
Mea Culpa's 100thEpisode + Deconstructing the Cuomosexual +A Conversation with the Intercept's Ryan Grim

Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 90:22


Mea Culpa celebrates 100 episodes of nothing but the truth by deconstructing the Cuomosexual Phenomena and what it reveals about Trump's own cult of fandom. The Intercept's Ryan Grim joins Mea Culpa to discuss the latest in Tom Barrack, Jared Kushner and Trump's corruption in the Emirates plus so much more.