Porkins Policy Radio episode 159 Inside Tesla, Solar City, and Elon Musk with Artisan Loaf

Long time listener and friend Nick aka @ArtisanLoaf joins me this week. We discussed Elon Musk, his various companies, and his strange and often bad business practices. We started off by talking briefly about Musk’s privileged upbringing in South Africa. We talked about Musk’s first big start with PayPal and his business relationship with Peter Thiel. We then moved onto Tesla and the way the company has been run. We discussed the poor business model that the company has employed under the leadership of Musk. Nick talked about the major financial problems that Tesla has had since Musk took over. We also touched on the problems with Musk’s vision for electric cars and the limitations that Tesla has imposed on themselves as a company.

In the second hour we talked about Musk’s shady acquisition of Solar City. We talked about the possible use of fraud when Solar City rolled out their non-existent solar roof panels. We also touched on the conflict of interest involved in Musk acquiring Solar City, and his pattern of similar behavior over the years. Later Nick talked about the recent SEC suit against Musk. He explained the serious problems that Musk has again created for Tesla. We finished off by touching on the concept of Musk as a cut-rate Howard Hughes, and the cult like devotion to Elon Musk and his vision for humanity. Nick will be returning to the show in a few weeks to expand on these ideas.

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@ArtisanLoaf

Inside “Steel Pulse,” The Project That Became Elon Musk’s Solar Roof

SolarCity co-founder Peter Rive will leave Tesla, following his brother

Tesla, Elon Musk Cannot Dismiss Shareholder Claims Over SolarCity Acquisition

Tesla to cut nearly 20 percent of its SolarCity installation locations

Elon Musk Charged With Securities Fraud for Misleading Tweets

Tesla’s Board Backs Musk as SEC Sues, Seeks Ouster Over Tweets

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PPR Bonus podcast ep. 21 Tommy Robinson Update with Keelan Balderson

Keelan Balderson joined me to discuss the latest updates on Tommy Robinson. Keelan talked about his recent release from prison. We talked about what Robinson has been up to as well as the media’s fascination with him. Keelan discussed the way in which the media have elevated Robinson to a full blown celebrity. Later we talked about the rise of the right-wing in the UK. We touched on the rumors that Robinson is joining UKIP. We finished out by discussing other right-wing internet celebrities like Paul Joseph Watson embracing UKIP.

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The Ochelli Effect – Historiography

From Ochelli.com

What will historians eventually decide about the assassination of JFK? Michael Swanson discusses this with Chuck and both partake in educated speculation on the matter.

What does the old rule of perspective have to do with modern conventions?

Mike is writing a book about the Vietnam War and keeps learning new things.

Is the distance of generations required to judge history? How will The JFK Research community be viewed in context?

Will future generations have no desire to care about the Kennedy assassination? Does anyone even remotely think World War One is as important as it actually is?

How did the Romans handle history? How bad are standard textbooks?

Pearse Redmond joins in the second hour.

The latest pointless debates over the SCOTUS nominee are discussed.

The War of Terror is still a thing. One wonders if historians will be able to untangle the mess of the alleged War already in progress.

Why is Iran the re-visited fabled enemy of the day?

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Porkins Policy Radio episode 158 Emma Redmond on Incels, Sean Penn, Nike sweat shops, Botham Jean, and more

My sister Emma Redmond is my guest this week. We started off the first hour by discussing the rise of involuntary celibates, commonly known as incels. We talked about their belief system and world view, as well as their insular community online. Emma and I addressed incels intense misogyny and vilification of the “Stacys” and “Beckys” of the world. Later we touched on Jordan Peterson and our theory that he is an incel that made it out of the community. We also talked about the disturbing trend of suicide within the incel community. Emma and I also explored the idea that incels are a modern day death cult.

In the second hour Emma and I covered a wide variety of topics and current news stories. We started off with the latest developments within the #MeToo movement. Emma gave her own perspective on the movement and the attention placed on Hollywood. We briefly touched on Sean Penn’s recent comments on #MeToo and his history of domestic violence against Madonna. Later we talked about Colin Kaepernick’s new deal with the Nike and the outrage it has caused. We talked about Nike’s abhorrent human rights record and use of sweat shops. We ended the show by discussing the murder of Botham Jean in his home by Dallas police officer Amber Guyger.

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Show Notes:

EmmaRedmond.com

@emma__redmond

Shy Boys IRL

A Marriage Filled With Abuse

Sean Penn’s Horrifying History of Alleged Abuse

Madonna Comes Forward About Sean Penn’s Alleged Abuse: ‘Sean Has Never Struck Me’

Nike Sweatshops: Behind the Swoosh

Could data from Botham Jean’s door lock deliver a break in Amber Guyger case? Dallas DA hopes so

Dallas police officer’s arrest affidavit contradicts search warrant for victim’s apartment

Why Dallas Authorities Are Desperate to Attack Botham Jean’s Character

The Ochelli Effect: Remember September Eleven

From Ochelli.com

Continuing the search for meaning in the in the alternative views of 9-11 we attempt to hold a unique conversation set with some people of interest and invite callers to join.

In the first hour, author, Dean Hartwell and Chuck talk about what really matters in the aftermath of the alleged terror attacks in 2001.

Chuck explains how the date had an ugly meaning to him throughout his life. Dean and Chuck try to sort out the reasons why it still matters to everyone listening.
Remember September Eleven

In the next hour, Adam Fitzgerald joins Chuck and Porkins to get into the larger agenda that may have been 17 years ago.

Callers including “Spent Kent” get into the discussion, and the time seems to fly.

Mass Distraction Weapons of self-destruction, and the appeals to authority that force freedom from the foolish who seek safety.

Where have all the 9-11 truthers gone? What did most fail to learn from the JFK Research community?

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Porkins Policy Radio ep. 157 The Chris Benoit Files w/ Keelan Balderson and US Destabilization in Nicaragua w/ Daniel Kovalik

Return guest Keelan Balderson of WideShut.co.uk was my guest in the first hour. We discussed his recently remastered documentary “The Chris Benoit Files.” The film explores the brutal murder/suicide of WWE star Chris Benoit, his wife Nancy, and seven year old son Daniel Benoit. Keelan breaks down the three day long crime which ended with Chris Benoit’s suicide. Keelan attempted to dispel many of the popular conspiracy theories as we attempted to understand how such an extreme and horrific act could be committed. We also touched on WWE’s official response, the media firestorm over so called “roid rage.” We also discusses how Benoit’s repeated head injuries resulted in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, a degenerative disease which probably played a significant role in his unspeakable acts.

In the second hour University of Pittsburgh Law professor Daniel Kovalik joined me to discuss the current political situation in Nicaragua. We talked about the history of U.S. interference in the Central American nation from the 1950s to early 1990s. Daniel talked about the United States’ repeated efforts to destabilize and unseat the Sandinista government of Daniel Ortega. We explored the root causes of the recent protest movement, much of which stems from proposed social welfare reforms. Daniel talked about the violence that has taken place in Managua and other cities, and how this has been distorted in Western media. Later we talked about the failed assassination attempt of Venezuelan President Maduro, right-wing resistance to an independent leftist Latin America, and Trump’s plans for the region.

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WideShut.co.uk

The Chris Benoit Files

Chris Benoit Conspiracy Theories Debunked: What Really Happened?

@danielmkovalik

The Plot to Scapegoat Russia: How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Putin

The Plot to Attack Iran: How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Iran

The Plot to Control the World: How the US Spent Billions to Change the Outcome of Elections Around the World

UN Security Council to discuss Nicaragua crisis

Congress looks to give Nicaragua a taste of what it feels like to be Iran

The Empire Turns Its Sights on Nicaragua – Again!

The US & Nicaragua: a Case Study in Historical Amnesia & Blindness

Homage to Nicaragua

Exclusive: Nicaragua’s Ortega says ‘ready to meet Trump’

Marco Rubio: ‘Very Strong Argument’ for Military Invasion of Venezuela

Trump Administration Discussed Coup Plans With Rebel Venezuelan Officers

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael Ep. 30: Pearse Redmond on The Sordid Saga of Jeffrey Epstein, Pt. 2: The Details

From Parallax Views

On this edition of Parallax Views you’ll hear the second part of a conversation with Pearse Redmond of Porkins Policy Review and the Open Minds Foundation on the sordid saga of disgraced billionaire and child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

In this edition we delve into some of the other players in this sordid story. You’ll hear the major characters who have aided and abetted Epstein, such as Ghislaine Maxwell, Sarah Kellen, Lesley Groff, and Natalya Malyshev, as well as a web of connections that tie figures like Roger Stone and Mike Cernovich, at least in nominal, peripheral way, to the scandalous world of Jeffrey Epstein.

From there we delve into the latest chapter in the Epstein Saga, namely Steve Bannon recent low-key, secretive meeting with the disgraced billionaire. This leads us down another rabbit hole in the form of the Bannon voter fraud house, or as some would call it the Bannon meth and porn house due to what was found in it. It’s a story that’s truly stranger than fiction.

All this and more in part two of Parallax Views conversation with Pearse Redmond on the Sordid Saga of Jeffrey Epstein. You won’t want to miss this!

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Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael : Ep. 29 Pearse Redmond on The Sordid Saga of Jeffrey Epstein, Pt. 1: The Overview

From Parallax Views

On this edition of Parallax Views you’ll hear the first part of a conversation with Pearse Redmond of Porkins Policy Review and the Open Minds Foundation on the sordid saga of disgraced billionaire and child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Much has been made of Jeffrey Epstein, often refered to as the “Billionaire Pedophile”, by right-wing pundits due to his connections with Bill Clinton. However, mum’s the word when it comes to Epstein’s relationship to current President of the United States. We begin by giving a brief summary of who Epstein is for listeners who may not be familiar with him. Pearse unpacks how Epstein first came on the radar as a sex offender before discussing the often overlooked relationship between Epstein and Trump. From there we dive into the Palm Beach police force and FBI’s involvement in the Epstein case as well as a discussion of the possible psychology behind Epstein’s sex offences. Pearse points out a number of details about how Epstein has deflected criticism, the manipulative tactics Epstein used to perpetrate his crimes, and Epstein’s targeting of young girls from lower income neighborhoods. In particular, Pearse highlights the massive power imbalances in the relationships between Epstein and the underage girls he sought out.

We then delve more into Epstein’s background, which is decidedly of a working class/poorer strata than old money elites, and how this may factor into his psychology. Pearse and I note the extravagant image that Epstein, like Trump, has cultivated for himself as well as delving into Epstein’s need to climb the social ladder. Pearse delves into how Epstein went from a lower class status into the world of elites. This leads to a discussion of Epstein’s career in the financial career and philanthropic foundation which themselves seem to be colored by possibly shady chicanery including his being mentored by white collar ponzi scheme criminal Steven Hoffenberg.

In part two of the conversation we will take a deep dive into some of the other players in the sordid saga of Epstein’s child sex offences, the possible web of connections that tie Epstein to figures like Roger Stone, and the recent low-key, secretive meeting that took place between Epstein and right-wing man of infamy Steve Bannon.

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Open Minds On Air episode 6 Conspiracy Theories with Yuval Laor

From OpenMindsFoundation.org

This month Pearse Redmond and Yuval Laor explore the issue of conspiracy theories and their power to manipulate individuals and groups. They start off by discussing the popular Qanon theory, breaking down how adherents to this and many other conspiracy theories operate within the structure of a secret society, and the dangers of being in a secret society. Yuval also discusses the concept of “argument from strangeness” and how this factors into both conspiracy theories and miracles. Later they touch on why authoritarian groups such as cults often employ conspiracy theories in order to control and manipulate their members. Finally, they close out the show by discussing the danger of dismissing all conspiracy theories, and the human need to question authority, using the fabricated Nayirah Testimony and the Iraqi WMD’s as examples to support their arguments.

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PPR Bonus podcast ep 20 Isa Blumi on Yemen War updates and Qatari and Turkish Connection

This month Associate Professor at Stockholm University Isa Blumi joined me to update the listeners on the dire situation in Yemen. We started off with the ongoing siege of Al Hudaydah. We then moved on to a discussion of the recent media coverage the war in the west. Isa talked about a recent AP article which documented Saudi and Emirati support for Al Qaeda. Isa pointed out how the article fails to mention Qatar’s involvement in Yemen and the political implications behind this omission. We also touched on the abhorrent coverage the recent school bus bombing by Democracy Now. Later we shifted gears for a discussion of Turkey’s role in the region. We talked about the recent elections and economic problems in Turkey. We also touched on the status of the Gulen Movement, NATO-Turkish operations in Syria, and what Erdogan’s next geopolitical will be.

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