Podcast: Episode 1.4

Lemme guess: you voted for statism, didn't you?

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Intro: Nine Inch Nails – “Hyperpower!
Outro: Shelly – “State and Serf

Topics on the show included…

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Podcast: Episode 1.3

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Introduction:

Intro: Nine Inch Nails – “Hyperpower!
Outro: Shelly – “It’s a One-Party World

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Video: “Speech by War Veteran”

Podcast: Episode 1.2

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Podcast: Episode 1.1

Zombie bin Laden--back for the brains we shot out of the back of his head...

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After a long wait, many starts, stops, fits, and restarts: finally… a new podcast.  Much has happened since this show has last fired up the “ON AIR” sign.  We’ve invaded four (or is it five?) new nations; receded mildly a front in the Iraq War; expanded the Afghanistan War; started murdering lotsa people in Pakistan with drones and missles; we’ve seen QE1 and QE2; and TARP has been expanded under the Obama junta (among many other horrible things!).  Plenty has stayed the same, though: we still torture; Gitmo’s still open; the political parties are corrupt; Goldman-Sachs still has operatives planted all over the place; and gold and silver prices keep risingrisingrising!

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Podcast: Volume I, Episode XIX

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Note to show: Please pardon the cursing.  But, also, please take into account the economics information that is discussed… this craziness is only getting more horrible!  Call your Congressperson!  Say ‘no’ to the bailout!  Thanks, Kevin, for coming out and giving your analysis of the current situation.  And pardon us, again, for Kevin’s mic volumes.  We still haven’t figured out what the deal is for Mic. #03.

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Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. – “Learning About the State”

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Learning About the State

Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. | September 24, 2008

What we’ve seen in the last week is the state at work – and by the state, I do not mean a particular set of leaders. If we watch carefully, we can gain insight into what the state is and why our fundamental problem extends far above and below the political party system.

The moment is complicated by the upcoming election, so some people are distracted by the circus of McCain vs. Obama and all the characters associated with that silly little battle. What they are looking at is really the veneer. It is a covering designed to prevent you from seeing what the state is and why it matters.

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Frida Berrigan – “Military Industrial Complex 2.0”

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Military Industrial Complex 2.0

Frida Berrigan | September 18, 2008

Cubicle Mercenaries, Subcontracting Warriors, and Other Phenomena of a Privatizing Pentagon

Seven years into George W. Bush’s Global War on Terror, the Pentagon is embroiled in two big wars, a potentially explosive war of words with Tehran, and numerous smaller conflicts – and it is leaning ever more heavily on private military contractors to get by.

Once upon a time, soldiers did more than pick up a gun. They picked up trash. They cut hair and delivered mail. They fixed airplanes and inflated truck tires.

Not anymore. All of those tasks are now the responsibility of private military corporations. In the service of the Pentagon, their employees also man computers, write software code, create integrating systems, train technicians, manufacture and service high-tech weapons, market munitions, and interpret satellite images.

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Mark Thompson – “The Army’s Totally Serious Mind-Control Project”

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The Army’s Totally Serious Mind-Control Project

Mark Thompson | September 15

Soldiers barking orders at each other is so 20th Century. That’s why the U.S. Army has just awarded a $4 million contract to begin developing “thought helmets” that would harness silent brain waves for secure communication among troops. Ultimately, the Army hopes the project will “lead to direct mental control of military systems by thought alone.”

If this sounds insane, it would have been as recently as a few years ago. But improvements in computing power and a better understanding of how the brain works have scientists busy hunting for the distinctive neural fingerprints that flash through a brain when a person is talking to himself. The Army’s initial goal is to capture those brain waves with incredibly sophisticated software that then translates the waves into audible radio messages for other troops in the field. “It’d be radio without a microphone, ” says Dr. Elmar Schmeisser, the Army neuroscientist overseeing the program. “Because soldiers are already trained to talk in clean, clear and formulaic ways, it would be a very small step to have them think that way.”

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Podcast: Volume I, Episode XVIII

FEMA coffins

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Note to show: Nate and I had so much to talk about that we couldn’t confine it to one show!  Rather than drag the initial show out to 1:45+ min., we decided to break it off into its own bonus segment.  And as a result of waiting so long to post Episode XVII, we decided to include it here for those who’d rather not miss a show.  We hope you enjoy (and, please, pardon the cursing–stuff’s getting really crazy out there!).

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Chalmers Johnson – “The Pentagon Strangles Our Economy: Why the U.S. Has Gone Broke”

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The Pentagon Strangles Our Economy: Why the U.S. Has Gone Broke

Chalmers Johnson | April 26, 2008

The military adventurers in the Bush administration have much in common with the corporate leaders of the defunct energy company Enron. Both groups thought that they were the “smartest guys in the room” — the title of Alex Gibney’s prize-winning film on what went wrong at Enron. The neoconservatives in the White House and the Pentagon outsmarted themselves. They failed even to address the problem of how to finance their schemes of imperialist wars and global domination.

As a result, going into 2008, the United States finds itself in the anomalous position of being unable to pay for its own elevated living standards or its wasteful, overly large military establishment. Its government no longer even attempts to reduce the ruinous expenses of maintaining huge standing armies, replacing the equipment that seven years of wars have destroyed or worn out, or preparing for a war in outer space against unknown adversaries. Instead, the Bush administration puts off these costs for future generations to pay or repudiate. This fiscal irresponsibility has been disguised through many manipulative financial schemes (causing poorer countries to lend us unprecedented sums of money), but the time of reckoning is fast approaching.

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Stephen Lendman – “Subverting Democracy Through Electoral Fraud”

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Subverting Democracy Through Electoral Fraud

Stephen Lendman | September 15, 2008

In America and elsewhere, electoral fraud isn’t new nor should anyone be surprised it occurs. But as technology improves, so are better ways found to pre-arrange outcomes. It’s easier than ever today so more time, effort, money and other resources are earmarked for it. The result…

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James G. Neuger – “Bushes’ `New World Order’ Is Yielding to `Post-American’ Era”

Bushes’ `New World Order’ Is Yielding to `Post-American’ Era

James G. Neuger | September 15, 2008

Barack Obama wants to take American foreign policy back to the 1990s. For John McCain, the model is the 1950s.

Democratic presidential candidate Obama wants the U.S. to use economic leadership to navigate an increasingly borderless world, as it did in the last decade, while Republican McCain sees military might as the path to continued prosperity, as happened under the cloud of the Cold War’s nuclear standoff.

Whichever man wins, he will inherit what Johns Hopkins University political scientist Francis Fukuyama calls a “post- American world,” replacing the U.S.-dominated “new world order” that President George H.W. Bush proclaimed after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

No longer the “hyperpower” of the 1990s, the U.S. is slipping toward a first-among-equals status, narrowing the foreign-policy options of whoever moves into the White House in January.

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Karl Rove – “Obama Can’t Win Against Palin”

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Obama Can’t Win Against Palin

Karl Rove | September 11, 2008

Of all the advantages Gov. Sarah Palin has brought to the GOP ticket, the most important may be that she has gotten into Barack Obama’s head. How else to explain Sen. Obama’s decision to go one-on-one against “Sarah Barracuda,” captain of the Wasilla High state basketball champs?

It’s a matchup he’ll lose. If Mr. Obama wants to win, he needs to remember he’s running against John McCain for president, not Mrs. Palin for vice president.

[Ed. Note from Mike: This is an obvious warning piece from the Elite telling who they plan to Crown. Rove’s a piece of shit, but he’s also got inside knowledge. Obamabots, you had your chance to send a message to the Establishment Elite, but instead you voted for a puppet. Here is Rove telling you that you voted wrong, and that Puppet B’s vote will be stolen for Puppet A’s vote. Just think: you could have voted for someone who wasn’t a puppet… but that would have required some sort of pre-requisite thought as well as turning off your television.  You, and we all, lose as a result.  Welcome to the Great Depression a la 2009.  Enjoy your stay in the bread lines.]

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Andy Worthington – “Bush’s Bitter Legacy”

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Bush’s Bitter Legacy

Andy Worthington | September 13/14, 2008

As we pause to remember the 3,000 people who died in the dreadful attacks of September 11 2001, it is also important to remember that, in terms of the Bush administration’s response, the bitter legacy of that day remains a deep stain on America’s moral standing.

In order to pursue a “war” against a group of terrorist criminals, the administration flouted the US Constitution and the bill of rights, dismissed the Geneva conventions, endorsed imprisonment without charge or trial, created a system of show trials for terror suspects out of thin air, granted themselves the right to spy on American citizens with impunity, and invaded a sovereign country without justification.

Although it is reassuring that both presidential candidates have pledged to close Guantánamo, and Barack Obama has signalled that he will act to withdraw US forces from Iraq, neither Obama nor John McCain has yet spelled out in detail how Guantánamo will be closed.

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