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PPR Bonus Podcast episode 11 To Play the King with Tom Secker

Tom and I are back for the second installment of our series on the House of Cards trilogy. This month we dissect the second series To Play the King. Tom and I look at the role of monarchy in Britain and the immense power it exerts politically. We explore how this is presented in the show, which the introduction of the newly anointed King, and his battle with Francis Urquart Tom and I talk about the fictional King and Queen’s real life counterparts Prince Charles and Princess Diana. We also discuss whether or not the monarchy should ever exercise it’s power to make political or economic change. We also take a look at how the show portrays other members of the royal family such as Quilly and the Fat Princess Charlotte.

Next Tom and I discuss the other major theme of this second series, the role of the security state. We talk about one of our favorite character Corder and his mysterious role through out the series. Tom and I talk about some of the real life events the show depicts, including the infamous assassination of three IRA members in Gibraltar in 1988 during Operation Flavius. We discuss how the security state represents the true power source of not only Urquart but of the whole of Britain. Tom and I also focus on Urquart’s use of false flag bombings and surveillance of the monarchy and virtually everyone else. We also touch on the bizarre parallels between the plot of To Play the King and the recent British elections and the wave of terrorists attacks including the London Bridge stabbing and Manchester Bombing. We also look at the strange similarity between this season and the Grenfall Tower fire.

We finish off the episode by once again asking if everything is about sex. We focus on Stamper’s possible unrequited love for FU and how this leads to his ultimate downfall.

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The Ochelli Effect: Vietnam War Racket Raqqa Rolling Thunder

From Ochelli.com

Hour 1 The Author of “The War State” Michael Swanson continues the series of critiques regard the Ken Burns Documentary on Vietnam. The domestic unrest of 1967 and the how and why of the rise of the anti-war movement itself was the main topic. Has COINTELPRO become reborn? Is Jeff Sessions running Drug War 2.0 ? Is the script of a documentary only important in that you must keep the viewer awake ? Are there better films for one to get a realistic portrait of Vietnam ? Is Burns making a point or just putting his audience to sleep? Should we even take all the air time that we have dissecting this series? Chuck and Mike suggest films that WON’T waste your time. Hearts and Minds , Fog Of War , and Winter Soldier make the list among others.

Hour 2 Pearse Redmond joins us to break down much of the current media chaos caused by the Trump era of alternative facts and brush fire war with the truth, good taste and anything thing that once was the artist formerly known as America. The host of Porkins Policy Radio and Chuck attempt to keep pace with the madness. Vietnam War Racket Raqqa Rolling Thunder ? is history repeating itself or simply stuttering? Can anyone keep up? If people keep saying things are getting better , does it count? Who’s cooking for Putin? As The People of Puerto Rico suffer , Trump complains they haven’t helped themselves? Wars and Rumors of Wars? Wars of Rumors , and Fake News as described by…?

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PPR Special Michael Swanson Ken Burns Vietnam Extra

After running out of time during our discussion on the Vietnam War and the Ken Burns documentary, Michael Swanson and I recorded this short extra. We talk about the South Vietnamese community that settled in Washington DC during and after the war, China and Vietnam’s economic competition, CIA agent Donald Gregg and his connection to DC Madame Henry Vinson, and Bank of America’s funding of Ken Burns.

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Show Notes:

The War State

PPR ep. 113 Michael Swanson on Ken Burns Vietnam Propaganda

Porkins Policy Radio episode 113 Michael Swanson on Ken Burns Vietnam Propaganda

Michael Swanson, the author of The War State, joins me for an in-depth discussion of the Ken Burns and Lynn Novick Vietnam documentary series. I begin the conversation by discussing my own fascination with the Vietnam War. I talk about the influence my father has had on my understanding of the war, touching on his experiences with the army when he was drafted in 1969. Michael and I then dive into the film itself. We look at some of the serious flaws and aspects that the we felt were left out with the film including the CIA and drug trafficking. Michael and I dive deeper into the bizarre narrative that Burns and Novick craft, whereby the politicians and military leaders are never shown actually making policy decisions, but instead are shown as making bad choices with good intentions. Michael and I explore this concept in some depth and offer up our own reasons for why the Vietnam war was not started “in good faith by decent men.” Michael and I also critique the way in which the Gulf of Tonkin Incident is handled in the film. We explain how the film avoids admitting that the whole incident was made up and instead repeats an outright lie.

In the second hour Michael and I talk about some of the government talking heads that appear in film such as: John Negroponte, Leslie Gelb, Rufus Philips, and Donald Gregg. We explore their backgrounds and the destructive impact they had on the Vietnamese people. I talk with Michael about the Phoenix Program which is only briefly touched on in the whole series. We explore why Burns and Novick lay most of the blame of the Phoenix Program at the feet of the Vietnamese. Michael also elaborates on this by talking about the negative portrayal of the Vietnamese through out the film. We pay particular attention to North Vietnamese leader Le Duan and South Vietnamese leader Ngo Dinh Diem. Michael and I also discuss the documentaries skewed version of the assassination of Diem, and how yet again the CIA is almost completely airbrushed out of it. Michael and I touch on Lucien Conein’s integral role in the assassination as well as heroin trafficking. We also discuss the CIA’s war in Laos and discuss the overarching agenda behind the film. Michael and I also talk about the impact of Vietnam and its parallels with the Iraq and Afghan War.

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Show Notes:

The War State

The War State (book)

Wall Street Window

PPR Special Michael Swanson Ken Burns Vietnam Extra

The Vietnam War

Douglas Valentine: Expectations for PBS/Ken Burns’ “The Vietnam War”

Reflections on the Vietnam War and the Ken Burns/PBS Series: John Ketwig

Alfred W. McCoy: The History of the Southeast Asian Drug Trade

What the Pentagon Papers Do and Do Not Reveal w/ Peter Dale Scott (1971)

TRR Bonus Podcast 001, Pearse Redmond interview, Fantasy Politics

From The Age of Transitions:

Pearse Redmond joins Aaron Franz for a conversation about the bizarre political climate we find ourselves in today. This is the first Bonus Podcast episode of Trans Resister Radio.

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Porkins Poliy Radio episode 112 Stephen Paddock, Vegas Shooting, and Lack of Logical Thinking

On this solo show I discuss the Vegas Shooting and Stephen Paddock. I start off by talking about the Vegas Police and their track record as being unprofessional and trigger happy. The allegations that the police didn’t help evacuate the concert, and that the cover up my stem from their failures are explored. I then begin laying out the facts as we know them about the shooting, Paddock and Marilou Danley. I look into the ever changing narrative, including the latest development regarding hotel security guard Jesus Campos. Then I explore Stephen Paddock and try to make sense of who he was. I look at the reports that he was a mean loner type person, as well as an avid gun enthusiast. I pay particular attention to his obsessive gambling habits and the odd life of a compulsive gambler. Later I discuss his girlfriend Marilou Danley and try to make sense of their relationship. The first hour ends with me looking at some of the more interesting points of this investigation including: what happened beginning in October of 2016 and his fathers criminal background.

In the second hour I take a hard look at the media’s role in crafting this story. I explore how both the the mainstream and conspiracy media are working hand in hand in presenting us a confused and contradictory narrative. I talk about how the media is selling us not just the shooting but literally selling us advertisements. I also discuss why the mainstream and conspiracy media enjoy having complete explanations to any event. I finish off by discussing Paddock’s apparent gambling addiction and ponder if this didn’t play a larger role in the shooting. I talk about the lifestyle of gamblers, the problems they face, and how this effects their views on reality. I also touch on the transhumanist aspects of being “one with the machine” that many addicts of video slots embrace. I ask the question if gambling addiction and the casino’s are two big culprits in what transpired on October 1st 2017.

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Show Notes:

PPR Special Podcast: Ed Opperman on the Las Vegas Shooting

Here’s a timeline of the Las Vegas shooting — with the crucial detail police left out last time

Las Vegas Mass Shooting News Conference, Afternoon Briefing

Las Vegas Shooting News Conference (4th news conference)

What We Know About Las Vegas Gunman Stephen Paddock

Las Vegas shooter recalled as intelligent gambler well-versed on gun rights

The Father of the Las Vegas Shooter Was a Notorious Bank Robber Who Escaped From Prison

Portrait emerging of Las Vegas shooter as man ‘descending into madness’

New information on Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock

New details emerge about Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock and girlfriend Marilou Danley

Las Vegas Strip shooter prescribed anti-anxiety drug in June

Vegas shooter bought 33 guns in past year

Las Vegas sheriff: gunman planned to survive and may have had help

Las Vegas gunman booked Chicago hotel rooms overlooking Lollapalooza: sources

Investigators looking for mystery woman seen with Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock

Frugal Las Vegas gunman ate at retirees’ $3.50 lunch

Cops reveal contents of Vegas madman’s cryptic note

Las Vegas shooting: Woman told crowd ‘you’re all going to f***ing die’ before attack started

Did an Unidentified Woman Warn Las Vegas Concert-Goers They Were ‘All Going to Die’?

Marilou Danley: What we know about Las Vegas gunman’s companion

Las Vegas shooting: Who is Marilou Danley – and where is she?

Vegas shooter’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley, never expected ‘violence’ from him: ‘I loved him’

Las Vegas shooting: Former Gold Coast mother cleared of any involvement in partner Stephen Paddock’s killing spree

Prostitute reveals Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock hired her for sick rape fantasises and boasted he was “born bad”

The Ochelli Effect: Pop goes animated sex and violence

From Ochelli.com

Friend of the show and fellow radio host Pearse Redmond joins Chuck on short notice to capture the current zeitgeist in a two hour discussion. Examining all things ranging from the alleged protests being planned on November 4 2017 to the less than likely chances of success for those that wish to remove the twisted thorn of sexual violence and lust for blood that may or may not be uniquely American in it’s intensity. What of the mass shooting in Vegas? Is there such a thing as Liberalism any longer? Are government agencies conducting data collection with the new trump spin on the agenda? What in the Hell is actually wrong with the man-child Trump? Guess we’ll see? Sadly no one noticed Roger Stone recently? Wars,Rumors of Wars, News , Rumors of News? Pop goes animated sex and violence Is stupidity and thus support for Agent Orange a regional consideration? By The way is Puerto Rico all good now? How are you actually doing? All this, Pop goes animated sex and violence, bad jokes, hunting for humans, the Bundy ranch events , and a lot more on this Friday Ochelli Effect.

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PPR Special Podcast: Ed Opperman on the Las Vegas Shooting

Ed Opperman joins me today for a special PPR podcast on the Las Vegas Shooting. Ed tells us about the night in question, giving us a first hand view of what was happening in Vegas. Ed talks about the unprofessional nature of the Vegas police department. We discuss how this led to massive confusion and many of the early reports of multiple shooters and multiple incidents all over the strip. Ed also touch on Vegas police corruption, their tendency to overreact. We talk about some of the stranger theories that have emerged in the past few days on social media, and try our best to decipher them.

Ed and I also talk about some of the strange details of Stephen Paddock’s life including: his father, gambling practices, and his girlfriend Marilou Danley. We also talk about the need for calm when it comes to situations like this.

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Porkins Policy Radio episode 111 Keelan Balderson on Parsons Green attack and Global Strategy of Tension

Keelan Balderson of Wideshut.co.uk joins me once again to discuss the ongoing wave of terrorist attacks in the UK. We focus on the recent failed bombing in the Parsons Green tube station on September 15th. We begin by looking at the bombing itself and the media and governments rush to claim this was another TATP bomb. Keelan and I talk about this strange new trend in UK terrorism where all bombs seem to use this volatile substance. We then discuss the alleged bomber, Ahmed Hassan, and his seemingly quiet life in Surrey. Keelan and I touch on his foster parents and what made him leave Iraq at the age of 16. We then move onto the question of whether or not Hassan was known to MI5 or any other security services. Keelan talks about this new idea being put out by the government of the “known wolf” attacker. We also look at the use of CCTV footage in this case, and focus on some of the major questions it brings up about Hassan and the bomb. Keelan also discusses the strange allegations leveled at Amazon.com as well as the “hoax – everything is fake crowd.” We finish off by touching on the Cressida Dick’s calls for more police funding and her connection with the murder of Jean Charles de Menezes after 7/7.

In the second hour I discuss my theories on the evolution of Gladio style operations I try to lay out how this wave of low level attacks in Western Europe and America fit into the strategy of tension that Gladio sought. I also explore the over-used term Gladio B, and give my reasons for why it is not actually a continuation of Gladio. I then look at the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas and why I believe that regardless of motive, the event will be manipulated and used in the ongoing strategy of tension in the US. I attempt to lay out how the Vegas Shooting fits into the original mold of Gladio.

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Show Notes:

WideShut.co.uk

Parsons Green Attack: Speculation of TATP Based Device

Parsons Green Attacker: Lone Wolf or Known Wolf?

Parsons Green bomb contained ‘mother of Satan’ explosive used in Manchester bombing

Parsons Green tube attack: arrested man named as Yahyah Farroukh

Police arrest sixth suspect over Parsons Green tube bombing

Parsons Green attack: Police raid foster carers’ home in west London as 18-year-old man is arrested in Dover

Police get more time to question suspects

Iraqi teenager appears in court accused of Parsons Green bombing

CCTV footage captured hours before Parsons Green explosion shows man carrying Lidl bag

Amazon’s ‘frequently bought together’ suggestions can make bombs

7/7 Conspiracy Road Trip DEBUNKED

Uncle the Podcast #076 Top Gun movie Review with Tom Secker and Pearse Redmond

From Uncle The Podcast:

Tom Secker of Spyculture.com and Pearse Redmond of PorkinsPolicyReview.com join us again for a movie review. The 1986 classic Top Gun is looked over with a fine toothed comb. Be sure to listen to this podcast to learn more about the movie than you ever knew before.

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