S01E62: Dubya Dubya Dubya
Freaks of Hazard: SirVo comes in clutch for his amazing work on Gal! Sir_Oma bags a sweet Adam Curry clip proclaiming the end of BTS! On No!
RIP Big Daddy Graham
OG Radio Personality, Comedian, host of WIP-FM in Philly
Rubbed shoulders with the greats, Ray Charles, BB King, Smokey Robinsons.
Covid DEBONKED -
ON THIS DAY
1814 – War of 1812: Fort McHenry in Baltimore's Inner Harbor was attacked by British forces during the Battle of Baltimore, inspiring Francis Scott Key to write "Defence of Fort McHenry", later used as the lyrics to the United States national anthem.
1971 – The Attica Prison riot ended when New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller ordered the storming of the prison, in which 38 people died by gunfire.
Jet Fuel Can’t Melt Steel Beams - People refute with “It Can Soften It, See?!”
Steel melts at 1300-1500 celsius
Jet Fuel burns at 1000 degree celsius max
There are videos of molten steel pouring out of the side of the building like soup
This had to become a meme because it’s a jarring smoking gun
3 buildings collapsing at freefall speed for seemingly no reason in a way that has never happened before or happened since happened 3 times within one day.
Infamously the building owner Larry Silverstein takes out a seemingly overpriced insurance policy on the buildings, comes out of the attacks billions of dollars ahead, and smiles every time he’s interviewed on the subject thereafter.
You go on PooTube to find 9/11 videos, and all the results are corporately placed and paid for. All are professionally produced, and by professionally produced, I mean they all look like CNN / NPR type garbage whitebread surprisingly low production value for how seriously they take themselves. The top list is as follows when I search “molten steel pouring out 9/11” …
TSA Official Youtube Page
CBS Sunday Morning
NBC New York
Then a bunch of checkmarked youtube losers
You scroll down and there isn’t a single video that isn’t bought and paid for
But yes, we’re gonna ignore
Play Corbett Stuff
Olde Century Colors
Not an ad! The paint is sweet tho. Replicates colors found in homes painted in the 18th and 19th centuries. Neat!
“A matte finish waterborne coating that replicates the appearance of paints that were commonly made in the 17th century. This "Milk Paint" was made with available natural ingredients such as milk, lime and pigments.”
Further reading on “Charleston Green”: https://www.walkntours.com/post/charleston-green-in-the-historic-french-quarter
Strange Biden picture just went viral (what is that?!)
WTF is that?
Covid conspiracy theorists ‘shamelessly’ using 20th anniversary of 9/11 to spread pandemic falsehoods
“Now, Covid deniers are “shamelessly” exploiting the anniversary of the attack on the twin towers to spread falsehoods about the pandemic and draw comparisons between the two events, misinformation experts have said.”
I would like a job application for a misinformation expert.
David Icke and a nameless Covid-19 disinfo website are seizing the day! The humanity!
“Videos promoting conspiracy theories about 9/11 and the Covid pandemic that equate the two events are being shared on the messaging app Telegram’s anti-vaxxer channels to tens of thousands of people, i can reveal. So-called 9/11 truthers falsely claim that the terror attack was planned by the US Government and that this provided a blueprint for how government’s around the world similarly orchestrated the pandemic.”
Imran Ahmed, CEO of the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), told i: “Conspiracy theorists shamelessly recycle outlandish claims to fit the story of the day—whether it’s the anniversary of 9/11, the pandemic or any other major news story. Their propaganda has been given new life by technology owned by companies that turn a blind eye to the spread of hate and misinformation. As we approach the 20th anniversary of 9/11, these outlandish conspiracy theories cause pain to the families of the thousands of victims—as well as create new threats to the general public. It is wrong for social media companies to profit from the traffic generated by this dangerous, errant nonsense.”
Still just name dropping the videos David Icke and this mysterious website released. This might be the website: https://off-guardian.org/
Specifically names Robin Monotti, who dared to compare lockdowns to eugenicist programs, and also runs a Telegram channel with Micheal Yeardon. The former VP of Pfizer. Monotti keeps doing that thing of saying “The Gubment was hip the whole time”.
“Jane Standley, who was reporting on the ground during 9/11 for the BBC, has been at the centre of conspiracies for 20 years after she said the 47-story Salomon Brothers building close to the World Trade Center had collapsed around 23 minutes before it actually came down. In reality, the Salomon Brothers building was just on fire and had not crumbled. Ms Standley told documentaryThe Conspiracy Files: 9/11 – the Third Tower in 2011 she had been thinking on her feet after being confronted with a statement she could not verify. It was “a very small and very honest mistake”, she said.”
A CNN journalist and local media outlets also reported the building had possibly collapsed because of widespread confusion on the ground during the tragedy.
CAN YOU BELIEVE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING IN TELEGRAM???
“We are involuntary participants in a Third World War that is currently underway. The elite are fighting against humanity, targeting the populace as the enemy,” a message read on an anti-Covid vaccine Telegram channel with 43,000 people in.
“A considerable amount of evidence suggests that the [9/11] attack was a move orchestrated by the nation’s own government, with the participation of the CIA and the Mossad.”
“Right now, with the excuse of a false pandemic crisis, we find ourselves in a similar situation, where our freedoms and constitutional rights are being threatened worldwide, in order to impose a toxic gene-therapy vaccine, using bribery.”
Obviously the 9/11 Commission debunked all dis. They said 2014 we were way unprepared in 2001 leading up.
Everybodi’s favorite trope: Blaming the Mossad, the national intelligence agency of Israel, for 9/11 is an anti-Semitic 9/11 theory in which Jewish people are seen as “sufficiently cunning, resourceful, and wicked to have carried out the 9/11 attacks and blamed them on their enemies”, anti-hate organisation Anti-Defamation League said in a report on anti-Semitic 9/11 conspiracies.
Duh: “And Covid vaccines do not use “toxic gene-therapy”, a claim which has widely been debunked.”
“As mRNA is genetic material, mRNA vaccines can be looked at as a genetic-based therapy, but they are classified as vaccines and are not designed to alter your genes.”
Ends with some numbnuts reporter who saw the attack bring “so-called truthers” to come interview with him in a BBC documentary. To try and understand them. He tried to explain what he saw but all they said was his eyes we’re playing tricks on him.
“The dismissal of his experience is a devastating insight into the impact of disinformation on people, and that twenty years on, the pandemic has shown that conspiracy theories can still prove dangerously potent.”
Aw that’s sweet of ‘em: This article initially referred to Robin Monotti as an anti-vaxxer, it has been amended as he has since clarified he is anti-lockdown and not against vaccines.
The CIA’s least covert mission
The most important mission the C.I.A. has ever undergone: “to make American citizens “like” the agency on social media.”
“Every time you make a typo….the errorists win.”
Alphabet Soup is diving full hog into the social sesame. Joined FeedBag and the Twits in 2014. “Creating one of the federal government’s quirkiest, creative, and controversial PR campaigns.”
The aim: to dispel some of the negative press and conspiracy theories that have dogged the agency over the years by showing the public that CIA staffers are just like us. “Demystify, educate, and then recruit,” said Candice Bryant, the 37-year-old leader of the agency’s social media team, who exclusively sat down with POLITICO to discuss the agency’s engagement strategy publicly. “There's people who don't realize that we have a softer side here,” said Bryant, who has been at the agency for almost 17 years. "So our audience is really the entirety of the American public.”
It’s pissed off the left and right. The left for glossing over shady actions and the right for seeming too soft. Legend has it: “Some liberals say the CIA is presenting a whitewashed version of the CIA’s history, while many on the right argue that the social media strategy is making the agency appear weak.”
“Instagram (398,000 followers), YouTube (60,000 subscribers), Facebook (993,000 likes), and Twitter (3.2 million followers) — “With Tik Tok, obviously, there's the Chinese risk,” a spokesperson said, but added that joining the Gen Z-dominated video app remains a possibility.”
After this piece published, the spokesperson clarified that "we currently have no plans to join.”
“The team has harnessed social media tropes and hashtags including Girl Boss-y posts touting “Women Crush Wednesday,” #KnowYourValue, pumpkin spice lattes, dog photos, #TuesdayTrivia, and a recurring “Humans of CIA” series modeled on the popular “Humans of New York” photography project that went viral just over a decade ago.”
“One of the reasons that we're on social media is if we're not talking about ourselves, other people will still be and then there's a vacuum,” explained Sara Lichterman, a CIA spokesperson and liaison to the entertainment industry who joined the conversation at Langley. “So we have to come and tell our own story.”
Politico mentions waterboarding, drone strikes, WMD locations, failed coups, successful coups. No mention of cool gadgets.
Pissed off Pompeo. “Back in my day!” Carlson and Cruz also took shots. Cruz posting art saying Cisgender Intersectional Agency.
“The team was initially “panicky,” Alexis recalled, but ultimately felt good about breaking through. “We trended for like a good three days,” she said. “I just felt like we started a conversation on both sides, whether we consider it good or bad [coverage].” Bryant added: “As long as that message of [diversity, inclusion, and equity] got out there, we're good, right?...We need James Bond, and we have James Bond, but we also need a whole range of other people, right?”
Lol, they also showcased a Bay of Pigs Victory Coin. “Posting only positive things, she said, “would make us look untrustworthy.”
10 years and this is the most diverse year ever.
“Lichterman said that one of their unique social media rules is: “We can't be too jokey about international incidents.”
American Life (instrumental) by Silence Is Sexy
Intermission Songs / Clips
Keith Doom and the Wrecking Crew - Space Station 69
Nolan Čapek - Oni
Scaly Whale - Centfuchser FUNKY
DNI Clapper tells Wyden the NSA does not collect data on millions of Americans -
Biden “Get Vaccinated”
Mythical Creatures of North America - Documentary-