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The Ochelli Effect – Diagnosis Fundamental Comprehension Dysphoria

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Booms, Busts, Bears, Bulls, Babbling Blowback. Gold Rush Provocation Theater?

Mike Swanson started off Tuesday’s Ochelli Effect with a discussion on markets and trends in current circumstances. Chuck answers with his idea about the Baseball Card market in the past. Are all casinos created equal? Is gold and silver the best safe bet? Are there merely gamblers running throughout the financial offers industry in search of their next grand mistake?

Chuck and Mike also discussed oil and how odd the futures and retail markets are behaving. What is the next boom? what is the next bust? Is it all a gold rush? Michael explains a lot of realities to Chuck who is way less educated on the subjects. Are we all supposed to work until we drop dead at our jobs? Whistle while you work for free and hope they’ll give you an underpaid position if you don’t drop dead in the meantime old man.

A fundamental lack of comprehension by those who are in power prevails in more trending circumstances than a populist should suffer.

Pearse Redmond is on break from his show but still doing his regular spot with us. The Iranian blame game is part of the focus on the second hour. Chuck offers speculation and outrage over the latest reality TV shows of diplomatic saber-rattling he observes. There is just too much news to cover. Is it too kind to say Trump suffers from “retardation”?

TYR’s Day is always entertaining and informative (But not always in that order) on The Ochelli Effect. There is a lot of interesting information in these two hours. Enjoy.

Show Notes:

White House Pushes ‘Trump Pulled Back’ Story – He Likely Never Approved To Strike Iran

Today’s Attacks On Ships In The Gulf Of Oman Are Not In Iran’s Interest – Or Are They? (Updated)

White House has become mentally crippled: Rouhani

Iran announces arrest of 16 oil ministry officials for spying for CIA

North Korean leader’s half-brother worked with CIA before his death, paper claims

Hanged spy got what he deserved: defense minister

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The Ochelli Effect – Facebook Myopia Dystopia Amblyopia

On TYR’s Day, A Cornucopia of Phobias and fabricated amblyopia deconstruct dreams of utopia. Michael Swanson started things off by examining the evolving social media/advertising head games driving personal interactions, Fame, and many walks of shame.

Facebook is for grandpa. The toxic anti-social media platform has been a thing for nearly a generation. What happened to your news stories and inspirations for outrage? Is it about to become more fertile digital soil for cults of personality to blossom within?

Venezuela is the focus in the second hour. Pearse Redmond and Chuck break down the alleged uprising and even speculate about the reality that may be unfolding while the MSM runs it’s standard mocking bird programming. Is anyone else reminded of “The Bay of Pigs”?

Are fake news and the anti-social media going to continue dominating public perceptions? Will the truth remain trapped behind enemy lines on the far side of the great Fire Wall?

Are the resource pirates with private armies merely utilizing the digital weapons developed in the internet age to make the repeating blueprint of regime change and population control continue far beyond 2020?

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Show Notes:

Juan Guaido coup speech

Leopoldo Lopez escapes to Spainish Embassy

Guaido’s whereabouts unknown

Soldiers involved in coup reportedly claiming asylum in Brazilian embassy

“El personalismo de Guaidó ha puesto en peligro el alzamiento contra Maduro”

@Trish_Regan

Live Updates: Venezuelan Govt Says Guaido Coup Failed, Lopez Hides in Chile’s Embassy

Clashes rock Venezuela as Guaido, Maduro vie for power

Exclusive – Blackwater founder’s latest sales pitch: mercenaries for Venezuela

Pompeo claims Russia stopped Maduro leaving Venezuela for Cuba

The Making of Leopoldo López

Venezuela – Guaidó Got Snookered – White House Starts Beating War Drums

Top general: US military focused on collecting intelligence in Venezuela

Porkins Policy Radio episode 182 Call in show on Sudan uprising, 9/11 exploitation, Assange and more

This week I opened up the phone lines and did a call in show. We had friend of the show Jon Gold call in to discuss the recent attacks on Ilhan Omar and the continued exploitation of 9/11 trauma. Jon talked about the recent spate of politicians and media figures invoking 9/11 and the “Never Forget” mantra to score political points. Later Kai called in to talk about the political situation in Sudan. We discussed the recent coup which has removed long time leader Omar al- Bashir, and the grassroots protest movement that fomented this change. Kai and I touched on the lack of overt western interference in Sudan and speculated on what this may mean. We also touched on the politics of water and the importance of the Nile River. Kai also talked about the background role that Israel and the Gulf are playing in Sudan.

Friend of show JG Michael of Parallax Views also called in to discuss Julian Assange and the strange media fascination with the Notre Dame fire. JG and I touched on why we dislike Assange but also fear the repercussions of extraditing him and the threat to journalism that it poses. I rounded out the show by talking with listener Thor in Switzerland. We discussed the role that private finance and corporations are playing in Africa and the negative effect they can have. Thor and I also touched on the concept of micro-financing. I finish the show by answering some listener questions from good friend of the show Curtis.

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Show Notes:

U.S. officially designates Iran’s Revolutionary Guards a terrorist group

Sudan crisis: Protest leaders demand end of ‘deep state’

Saudi Arabia, Israel, US All Sought Bashir’s Ouster: So How Real Was the Sudan Revolution?

Sudan uprising: ‘We hope for a real military coup’

Struggle Over the Nile – Legacy of dispute

Struggle Over the Nile – Tension and suspicion

Struggle over the Nile – Masters no more

UAE welcomes appointment of Al-Burhan new head of Sudan’s transitional military council

Ousted Sudan president Omar al-Bashir imprisoned by military authorities

Security footage shows Julian Assange skateboarding inside Ecuadorian Embassy

Counterpunch Radio – Barrett Brown – Episode 109

Breaking Down the Hacking Case Against Julian Assange

Parallax Views – Ep. 81: Journalist Jenna Orkin on 9/11’s Deadly Dust

Parallax Views – Ep. 82: Bobbie Brown on Modeling, Dating Rock Stars, & Life on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip

The Ochelli Effect – Developmentally Devolved Kakistocracy

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Welcome to Mister Swanson’s neighborhood, kinda. On TYR’s Day Michael Swanson returned after a vacation outside of The Asylum we call America to discuss some of the wicked webs of scandals spun around his home state of Virginia and provide his analysis of the political default positions he observes. Michael also talks about the social strategy of tensions that keep being harnessed to stoke fear. White Flight and post-industrial urban consolidation are nothing new even if the T.V. tries to sell it to you as “New and Improved”.

How is the War on Crime going? The first use of a SWAT Team was to attack The Black Panthers. When people speak of the “War On Terror” is there any real way to determine who terrorists are? A City Of Angels and it’s connection to corruption make it the perfect place to imagine the militarized Police forces of the future. Nixon and his “Law and Order” BS TV specials were only hinting at the BS TV yet to some.

In the second hour Red 6 checked in. Pearse Redmond continued the conversation addressing the current disinformation campaigns which merely serve the best interests of the Military Industrial Complex. Is it just about the oil? Is it really all about The Benjamin’s? Is every fear of Latino People been destined to be combined with the Islamist-Fascist narrative?

Do we now actually live in a Kakistocracy? Quick Note: A new Hell and High Water was added to the 2019 Exclusives page for members at this website: https://ochelli.com/down-loadable-content/2019-exclussives/

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PPR Bonus Podcast ep 25 Michael Swanson on the Venezuela Coup and the Troika of Tyranny

Michael Swanson joined me this month to discuss the ongoing political and economic crisis facing Venezuela. We talked about the United States efforts to overthrow President Maduro and replace him with the unknown Juan Guaido. Michael and I talked about the history of US backed coups in Central and South America. Michael and I discussed the economic warfare against Venezuela, including the looting of gold by the Bank of England. We also talked about the role that neocon lunatic John Bolton has played. We talked about the so called “Troika of Tyranny” and if this represents the direction of Trump’s foreign policy and legacy.

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The Ochelli Effect – Historiography

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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 151 Trump-Putin Summit and Super Villain Elon Musk

In the first hour JP Sottile joins me to break down the recent Trump-Putin Summit in Helsinki. We start off with Trump’s recent reversal on comments he made stating that Russia didn’t interfere with the election. JP and I then get into the press conference itself and pick apart some of the major takeaways. JP talks about Bill Browder and Putin’s allegations about him and Hillary Clinton. We also talk about the strange “dry mouth” that Trump appeared to have during the presser and explore Trump’s possible health problems. I also ask JP about his strange comments regarding Israel. JP offers up his own analysis of this, diving into the geopolitics of Syria and Russia. We finish off by talking about the possibility that the US is seriously planning regime change in Iran. JP and I focus on the recent actions of the MEK, the bogus bomb plot in Paris, and Russia’s desire to ensure that Iran is not an energy powerhouse in the region.

In the second hour Aaron Franz joins me to discuss Elon Musk’s latest PR disaster. We talk about his insane tweets accusing diver Vern Unsworth of being a pedo, and his disastrous attempt to save the Thai soccer team with a mini-submarine. Aaron and I explore Musk’s cult of personality and his savior complex. We discuss the concept that Musk is both a modern day super hero and villain. Aaron talks about the hyperreailty of Musk and the Marvel Universe as well. We finish off the conversation touching on insane billionaire in general and the strange place they hold in our society.

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Show Notes:

Trump-Putin press conference

Trump Retreats and Says He Accepts U.S. Finding Russia Meddled

Exclusive: Blackwater founder’s plan to privatise America’s $76bn, 17-year war in Afghanistan

Donald Trump’s New World Order

Israeli, Saudi, and Emirati Officials Privately Pushed for Trump to Strike a “Grand Bargain” with Putin

Iran sleeper cell agents, including diplomat, arrested in three European countries

Holland expels two Iranian diplomats, but stays silent on reasons

The Text about Flynn Wasn’t the Substantial Role in the Russian Attack — It Just Linked the Grand Bargain to It

Peter Strzok Is a Sideshow to Information that Directly Implicates the President

As the Summit Arrives, Keep in Mind that Putin Manages Trump with Carrots and Sticks

British caver labelled ‘pedo guy’ by Elon Musk says he has been approached by US and UK lawyers over the slur as he reveals why he has not yet flatly denied the accusation

Tesla stock sank after Musk tweeted, again

Former Tesla employee blasted by Elon Musk takes battle to SEC, filing whistleblower complaint

Porkins Policy Radio episode 150 Isa Blumi Destroying Yemen Part 2

Professor Isa Blumi joins me for part 2 of our series on Yemen. We pick up in the late 90’s after Ali Abdullah Saleh has come to power in a unified Yemen. Isa discusses Saleh’s strategy of sowing chaos all over the country in order to maintain absolute power. Isa talks about Saleh’s use of extreme violence, and his reliance on US power. We then explore how the so called Arab Spring played out in Yemen. We discuss the orchestrated nature of the movement, and how is sought to control the very real desires of the Yemeni public. Isa touches on people like Tawakkol Karman and her role as a US proxy during the Arab Spring. Isa brings us all the way to Saleh’s assassination and the current state of Yemen.

Later we talk about the role that Al Qaeda plays on Yemen as a bogey man. We discuss how the US used Yemen as playground for their eventual global drone program. We address the fight going on between Saudi Arabia and the UAE in Yemen. Isa also explains the political history of Ansar Allah (Houthis) and how they are not an Iranian proxy force.

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Show Notes:

@IsaBlumi

Destroying Yemen What Chaos in Arabia Tells Us about the World

Federation plan should be top priority in Yemen

Three big Yemeni parties reject federation proposal

Mapping the Yemen conflict

Islamaphobia by Default in Postwar Europe

Battles of Nostalgic Proportion: The Transformations of Islam-as-Historical-Force in the Ideological Matrix of a Self-Affirming‘West’

Negotiating Globalization: The Challenges of International Intervention Through the Eyes of Albanian Muslims, 1850-2003.

Porkins Policy Radio episode episode 148 Isa Blumi – Destroying Yemen Part 1

This week professor Isa Blumi joins me for an in-depth discussion of the economic and geopolitical history of Yemen. We cover the period between the mid 1800’s all the way through to the early 2000’s. Isa talks about the forgotten history of Yemen through out the conversation. We discuss Yemen’s role as a bulwark against imperialism, from its earliest days fighting against the British East India company to American oil conglomerates. Isa talks about North Yemen’s role as a progressive nation that supported everyone from the George Habash to Che Guevara. We also discuss South Yemen’s Marxist history as well. Isa also talks about the deliberately obscured fact that Yemen is rich in oil, gas, and other natural resources. Isa describes how work and regional powers have long sough to subjugate and control Yemen’s immense wealth through economic and conventional warfare.

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Show Notes:

@IsaBlumi

Destroying Yemen What Chaos in Arabia Tells Us about the World

Chaos in Yemen: Societal Collapse and the New Authoritarianism

Around The Empire ep 55 Ep 55 Imperial War, Gulf State Rivalry, Resources and Resistance in Yemen featuring Isa Blumi

Mapping the Yemen conflict (collection of important maps of Yemen)

Yemen Oil Reserve Map

The Ochelli Effect : Geopolitics Asia Trump Versus Reality

This week , The author of The War State continues to enlighten us about the complex industrial known as military and a great deal more. A realistic connection relating his Fathers profession to the Swanson perspective is explored. How did Mike get interested in The JFK Assassination? What is the long term trend that drives the greater war machine? Vietnam , The alleged War on Terror , Bystander Nations destroyed? Did the Neo-Cons get the Red White and Blue meat they wanted when the post 9-11 reality took shape? Included in a very special hour and a half here is also a duel reflection on the events of September 11 2001 , From both Mike and Chuck. Plus a lot more http://wallstreetwindow.com/node/13850 Geopolitics Asia Trump Versus Reality … Mike Carries over into the second hour just to cover current events when we are joined by Pearse Redmond

Despite Trumps Sally Field moments , and all the domestic madness that could be covered , Chuck and Pearse close out the show Unpacking Africa , and Chinese Diplomacy alongside the debacle of Saudi Arabia , Yemen and other dirty wars against the backdrop of The Newest Trump normal and the seemingly eternal paradigm brought to you by the customers who buy into the alleged War On Terror. Pearse is under the weather a bit , but shows he is a trooper. All this while NYC Selects it’s latest Mayor and we don’t touch upon that Hot Mess. Chuck Also explains that Pearse is the perfect second hour man on Tuesdays…

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