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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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Porkins Policy Radio episode 64 Chuch Ochelli on the Election, AI, Wikileaks, and more

My guest with week was the one and only Chuck Ochelli of The Ochelli Effect. Chuck and I had a wide ranging discussion about the current state of affairs here at home and around the world. We began by touching on the recent fall out from the Trump tapes and how this is being interpreted by the public. Chuck and I mention that the lawsuit against Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein for raping a 13 year old is no where to be seen. Chuck and I talk about the hypocrisy from both sides when it comes to talking about sexual violence. We also talk about how the neo-cons will be the big winners this election. Later we discuss how the rise of artificial intelligence and how this is being normalized in society and culture. Chuck and I talk about the recent statements from Bill Gates warning about the dangers of AI. In the second hour we expand on the AI discussion and move into the realm of surveillance. Chuck and I also touch on the recent coverage of Wikileaks and Julian Assange. We end by offering up some of our own solutions for the problems we face.

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PPR Political Cartoon #8 X-Files: “I Don’t Want To Believe”

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I know it has been awhile since the last PPR Political Cartoon but we are back!  If you enjoy the PPR Political Cartoon please check out Porkins Policy Review contributor Emma Redmond’s art at Red House.

 

JFK’s secret societies speech sheds light on why he was murdered

With the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination I thought I would post something related to it.  As with any large scale conspiracy there is just too much to talk about, and to many avenues to explore to really encapsulate what transpired in November 1963.  That being said, the above speech by JFK to the American Newspapers Publishers Association is one that in many ways answers the question as to why JFK was murdered in a security service coup.  In this speech JFK speaks out about the dangers of “secret societies.”  Undoubtedly Kennedy was speaking about the ever expanding CIA, whose firm grip on society and geopolitics was starting to take form as he ascended to the presidency.  He refers several times to the “cold war” but never specifically to the Soviets or Communism.  He instead warns of a secret group of individuals who rely on subversion, propaganda, and guerrillas to achieve their agenda.  JFK makes a point to convey how important a free unrestricted media is in order for America to survive.  With the 50th anniversary of his murder there has been a concerted effort to paint any and all conspiracy theories about his death as completely bogus.  The myth that Oswald was an unintelligent loner nut job still persists in the corporate controlled media.  Yet, this speech shows that Kennedy was very well aware of the danger that was posed by the ever expanding security state, not just to himself, but to the very notion of freedom here in America.  So take the time and listen to this startlingly candid speech.  You will never ever hear a president make a speech like this now or in the future. As long as the CIA and their invisible government runs this country we will never be free.

Drones over New York City very soon

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It is really no surprise that in the very near future New York City will have military style drones flying all over the place as the New York Post just reported.  Unfortunately New York has fast become one of the least free cities in the US when it comes to privacy and basic civil rights.  It is even less surprising that the Dear Leader of New York, Kim Jong Bloomberg, is so flippant about the whole affair.  Speaking on his weekly radio show the dictator of New York had these wonderful things to say about the prospect of the completion of the security state in New York City:

“You can’t keep the tides from coming in…”

Yes you can.  That is in effect why your are mayor.  To stop the tides of oppression and surveillance of the citizens of new York City.

“We’re going to have more visibility and less privacy. I just don’t see how you could stop that”

You could do your job and protect the good people of New York and not let drones monitor everything we do.

“It’s scary. What’s the difference if a drone is up in the air or on a building”

There isn’t much of a difference except that drones can be outfitted with missiles designed to obliterate people.  But at least he admits its scary.

“I mean, intellectually, I have trouble making a distinction. And you know you’re going to have face recognition software. People are working on that.”

Again really horrifying.

“The argument against using automation, it’s this craziness– oh, it’s big brother. Get used to it. When there’s a murder, a shooting, a robbery of something the first thing the police do is go to every single building in the neighborhood and say let’s see your security camera,”

With this statement the Dear Leader basically shows his true colors.  Stop whining about having no privacy and submit to the power of the security state.  This is all to help victims of murder, robbery, and shootings (presumably shootings of either cops or white people in New York)  These drones flying are not going to be for spying on Muslims or political dissidents such as those in the Occupy movement.  This is the classic “we are just doing this for your safety” excuse.  When the drones do come to New York, those pushing for them will assure us that all the proper oversight will be followed and no abuses will take place.  And of course if your not doing anything wrong then you don’t have anything to worry about.  Right?

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