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Living in the Misinformation Age

When addressing misinformation in the modern world there really is no clear place to start documenting it. Nor does there appear to be any end to the supply of inaccurate information. This episode focuses on QAnon, an unknown individual or group, that posts on anonymous message board, sending out vague assertions and meaningless strings of letters and numbers that are presented as secret messages. These assertions are then interpreted by followers as to portend a societal upheaval that will...


Coronavirus and BLM Violence

The United States is being rocked by a combination of a deadly virus and mass protests against police violence. The police response to the anti-violence protests has been to increase the use violence. The Coronavirus is still with us. Police violence is still with us. Protests against police violence are still with us, too. Meet the force professionals. Where are the Second Amendment folks? That's not a chip on my shoulder. Feeling hopeful. Lost in the data stream. The same...


Not A Doctor

I've put two months into this one, yet it feels incomplete. The fire hose of events we are experiencing is nearly impossible to stay on top of. This episode includes scarves, hydroxychloroquine, Hanlon's Razor and a Trump apology! It's time for an investigation. Shocker. Hydroxychloroquine. President Carnage. I'm not a doctor. Scarves. Hanlon's Razor applied to anti-lockdown protesters. Both sides of the president's mouth. Will not see diseases. Data-Stockpile. Too...


From Impeachment to Covid 19

Since my last episode the president was impeached by the House, but found not guilty by the Senate. Apparently, he was guilty, but not guilty enough. As that process was playing out, a novel Coronavirus was making its way across the globe. It's made its way to the United States and it has led to an unprecedented national response. Now a large portion of our country is spending most of their time at home and we're trying to keep a safe distance from each other and we're disinfecting...


Facts Mean Nothing

Started this episode the first week of the new year. "Finished" it in the third week. Didn't mention Lev Parnas simply because I had to draw a line somewhere. Mostly drew from the impeachment proceedings and a little bit from the Iran fiasco. Welcome to 2020. What is truth? Destroy truth rule by spectacle. Facebook promotes falsehoods. News from advertisers? Iran disaster. Fighter jets. Truth isn't truth. The Depravity. Destruction of truth. Facts mean nothing. The clock and the...


Just Noticed It Is Over

The madness is unending and I am finding it impossible to to keep up on a day to day basis. It's the craziest thing I've ever seen. I hate senior citizens. Hate. No health care. We Don't care. These people are electric. Energizing the swamp. A little different up here. Blackmail. Article II let's me do whatever I want. Fake leader. Emoluments. I give it away. Get the Kurds out. We left the Kurds out. We left. Hardest thing I have to do. I do whatever I want. No one ever...


It Is Not A Witch Hunt

Robert Mueller spoke to Congress recently, although it doesn't seem that recent. I read the executive summaries and, apparently, so did Garry Trudeau, creator of Doonesbury. Fredericks read the Mueller report (Executive Summaries). The Doonesbury coincidence. Trump's take. Adam Schiff questions Robert Mueller. Volume 1 Page 54. Swift-boating has nothing to do with the truth. Fredericks interviews Mueller. Outro. Thanks to C-Span for Schiff/Mueller sound and Slate for Trump...


Ignorance Is Pervasive

Ignorance is pervasive in the age of information. Dan Rather: Rational people don't understand Reagan. Myth, storytelling, deception. Ignorance is a choice. Ignorance is important. Hail Trump. Lost. We are not great. I choked all my friends. I love rich guys. Evil done quickly. Not a great country. Lose all your friends. He's Alive. Sources: C-Span. WMNF-Radioactivity Rob Lorei, Free Music Archive. The Twilight Zone.Modest Mussorgsky


It Will Be Deleted Foundscape #11

A Phone-centric Foundscape. Guaranteed 95% Trump-free! Hello. See you at the rally. Get arrested. Kindly press One. I got your voicemail. Uhhhhh. Blingk. New Port Richey calling. Fabulous. Zero. It will be deleted. You're special. Thee Extended Uhhhh. I repeat. Delete it.


What Do You Do With A Kook?

Trump, God and guns: if they love them, you can't reason with them. Overthrow the president. What do you do with kooks? Snakes. How minds work. The Unpersuadables. Talking with Trumpers is like talking with fundamentalist Christians. Summary of Lies. Russia is Finally Russian. Trump Russia activity. No Russia, no nothing. "I don't know my conclusion." #@%^$&* Idiot. Magic Phrases. Let's Obstruct Justice. Beef Folks and Ridiculous Farmers. So Calm. Mean Things. Treason. Bob...


Russia Is Waiting

The redacted Mueller report has been out for a couple of weeks now. Here are some early takeaways from it. The Russians interfered in the 2016 election. Russia is waiting. The media were right about Russia. Not collusion/Just working together. To exonerate or not to exonerate. A nice Comey dinner. Dealings in Russia. Maybe confuse people. I'm a very smart guy. Fake media did too good a job. Judge Andrew Napolitano regarding Trump and obstruction. Turned around world. FOX...


Where is the Middle Ground?

Where is the Middle Ground? For two months, I’ve been struggling with this topic and as I prepare to post this episode, I don’t feel I’ve reached a suitable conclusion. Emotion and reason don’t have to be at odds, do they? Mustn’t there exist a middle ground where two sides can reach a compromise? Is compromise possible if one side claims to hold certain ideals and values and then casually discards them as the political winds change direction? Is a fruitful conversation possible when...


Triggered All The Time

Over the last month or so, I captured several interesting callers to a couple of my favorite News/discussion radio programs (Radioactivity and Executive Session) on WMNF in Tampa, Florida. I took those calls and added some recent comments from the President, Lindsey Graham and Orrin Hatch (from CNN), ran it all through the mind thing and here's what emerged. Enjoy. What's going on? Weird Gilligan's Island coincidence. Sex and Demons. N.R.A. killers. Evil's gonna win. Can't take that...


Power Tends to Corrupt

A bully can deny your reality. We have a president who can repeatedly lie blatantly and yet continue to receive professional media coverage befitting the office. When he should rather be disregarded as an unreliable source of information and ignored. It seems people are no longer outraged when the president directly contradicts himself. While some are dismayed, many others find it humorous, the truth drifts a few more degrees away from the national attention, as we are swept up in a...


Vote For Me Today

A barely political collage about voting, prescription drugs and New Port Richey Bob among other things. We can all agree. Fight equal rights in Florida. Prescription drugs for murderers. General Buttadu. Maybe we'll cut Social Security. I'll be your veterinarian. Your registration has expired. Stand up for Crime. Fight the community not special interests. Fraud for congress. New Port Richey Bob. Prescription drugs for Florida. Vote for me today. I don't know what's...


Multitudinous Tribal Existences

This one's a bit dark and didactic. It's kind of difficult to discuss retribalization while staying positive. Toward the end of the month, I came across a rich vein of additional tribalist information, much I was unable to include. This topic demands to be revisited. It will, hopefully with a lighter approach, next time. Electric information movement. Information bubbles. Naive idealism. Abandon that thinking. Quote from Marshall McLuhan Playboy interview 1968. World Pool....


Keep The Swamp

Introductory explanation. The Woodward interview. The cone of silence around Trump. What are you gonna do? They don't tell me. You do know I'm making billions. Afraid. Feel badly for Russia. We are all corrupt. Play horrible games. The American people lost big. Keep the swamp.


What You Are Seeing Is Not Happening

Lately, whenever I cast my inspiration net, I come up with mostly Trumpian topics. This disturbs me, because I am certain many other things are happening. However, I must work with what I catch. So here it is. For future episodes I may have to shift from net casting to hunting mode. What you are seeing is not happening. Not the truth. Putin powerful. Believe fake crap. Stick with us. Corporate criminal iceberg. I admit it: Trump admits Russian meddling. The problem is the...


This is Crazy

This is my way of dealing with the onslaught of serious nonsense and insanity we've been presented with. Includes the More Crazy Remix. Civilty. This is crazy. Take the children away. Knock the crap out of them. All kinds of crazy. Above the law (pardon myself). Win with lying. Make America sorry. Kim Jong-Un loves rockets. I am so smart. Toe trail. Look at the finger. Russia, come back in. The More Crazy Remix. Sources: ABC News 7, C-Span, CNN, CNBC, FOX News, Seth Meyers


San Francisco Trip

Went to San Francisco earlier this month. Lovely place, lots of culture and history, although kind of chilly for a Florida guy. Good-if pricey- food, music and beer. Glad I had the expeience. I gathered auditory ambience from various points along the way. Then I blended some of them into the following collage. Heading to San Francisco. Planes and trains. Airbus A380 for perspective. Asian flute players in the park. Ambulance in the streets of San Francisco. Innov Gnawa in Yerba...