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PPR Bonus Podcast ep 12 The Final Cut with Tom Secker

Tom Secker and I finish off our trilogy of episodes discussing House of Cards. This month we look at the last season The Final Cut. We discuss Francis’ long political career as it begins it’s twilight phase. Tom and I talk at length about the Cyprus story-line which introduces foreign policy to the show for the first time. We touch on FU’s complete lack of expertise in this realm and how it contributes to his ultimate demise. Tom and I also discuss whether Urquhart’s experiences as a young man in Cyprus made him into the psychopathic individual he is as Prime Minister. Later we explore the characters of Claire Carlsen and Tom Makepeace, as well as our favorite new character Jeffrey Booza-Pitt.

Tom and I also focus on the complex relationship between Francis, Elizabeth, and the security state. We talk about Elizabeth and Corder’s master plan which comes to fruition in the last episode, and how yet again the show accurately portrays the security state as the real center of power in British politics. Tom and and I also touch on two real world events that mimic House of Cards: the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, and Paul Manafort laundering money in the Bank of Cyprus. And of course Tom and return to our ongoing question: is it all about sex?

Quick Note: I apologize for the coughing and sniffling. I was still sick at the time of the recording.

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The Ochelli Effect: New York Trumps Trump Scandal Trumps JFK Files

From Ochelli.com:

First Mike Swanson author of The War State begins this Tuesday show answering a few Wall Street Related Questions. Our attention is then turned to The recent JFK assassination files releases , is there anything actually new? what is the deal with long-time JFK conspiracy theory icon L. Fletcher Prouty? why is Info-Whores claiming the documents reveal info. that is simply not there? We also agree there is no reason to continue with the review series on Ken Burns Vietnam Documentary as it is nearly as pointless as the PBS presentation itself.

Pearse Redmond then joins us to report on and give some insight into New York itself along with the still breaking news of the alleged Terror attack a few hours earlier. Pearse also addresses the news-cycle itself , and tries to break down the rest of what’s going on in the world of the latest Trump and Clinton scandals. with a dash of JFK 2017 file release cross talk.

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