This one took forever. Don't know whether it was the topic or the timing, but I felt like i was looking for water in the middle of the ocean. It was everywhere and, frankly, overwhelming.

 

What the hell is going on?        The expanding topic.          Infopocalypse.           Computer generated opinions.  

 

Russian bots/trolls.         M.I.T. study Twitterbots.          Humans prefer the inaccurate.

 

Facebook problem.         Algorithmic anomaly.         Misinformation uptick featuring The Russians.

 

Make America hurt itself again.         Internet Research Agency.          Number One Tricky.

 

Tim and Mark are sorry.      Cambridge Analytica.         Three most influential fake stories. 

 

Alex Jones and Sandy Hook.          Destroy truth and rule by spectacle.         Newspapers not Bots.

 

Facebook takes steps to reduce inaccuracy, it back fires.

 

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The dog's name is Max. He recently became a member of the clan. He is big, rambunctious and not very well trained.

I take some chances.

 

 

 

Say "hello", Max.        The Elk Antler.            Opening the package.           

 

If I die, thanks for listening.         Grateful and disappointed?       You can break your teeth.

 

Didn't chew my face off.     Coulda made podcast history.       

 

When you reach a certain age.     Dedicated to Trapper.

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This collage started out playful, but took a rather dark turn sonically. I just followed it. Featuring: Spanish records, steamboats, fruitflies, sirens, stools, snores, a door and more.

 

 

Listen carefully.       Fruitfly drum.        Donde esta Juanita?

Repeata.           Cleaning out the van.       Steamboat.

Ambulance passing.      Digital glitch.     The Stool.

The door.

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Been collecting and mixing this stuff for months. Finally had time to put it all together.

 

You have messages.    Get matter resolved.   You're sick.    Matter resolved.

Walk electric.     We have thousands of dollars.      I have rainbows.       

Simple ideas.      On other line.      Andy New Port Richey.       

What he left?      Health problems.      Ummmmm.      

Heads up.       I gotta rainbow.       I'd like to know.  

I've have an issue.      Nope.      

Running out of cool.   Computer expired.

Can't stand....           Get my message?        

Maximum storage time.   Bye bye.

 

 

 

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This year, Richard Thaler won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. His research points to the fact that humans are economically irrational. Homo Economicus is a simplifying construct that has, for years, been the basis of economic theory. It assumes all economic actors are "rational" and only interested in maximizing personal utility. That is not true.

 

There's this guy...           Richard Thaler wins Nobel.         Francis Edgeworth.

 

Financial forecasters vs. weather forecasters.       The Japanese Miracle.

 

Examples of irrationality.       Rejecting Homo Economical Rationalism.

 

Bounded Rationality.       Most cooperative species on Earth.

 

Empathy, sympathy dread.       Paul Piff's Study (Ted Talk - 2014).

 

Science advances one funeral at a time.       Goodbye Homo Economicus.

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E-Raced

Admittedly didactic and dark, this episode examines the ongoing attempts to dismantle signs of African-America success, thoughout American history. Next one will be lighter, it has to be.

 

GENTILE.        Undoing Obama's actions.      Dismantling African-Americam accomplishment.

 

Black Wall Street destroyed.        Rosewood, Florida.     Bad logic.

 

Good guy goes bad.         Infidel Gun & Gear.        Fortune Taylor's name restored.    

 

Highways and stadiums displace communities.      Baader Meinhof.  

 

Renaming Denali.          Unraveling progress.          Outrage becomes disappointment.

 

Quote from Sam Rayburn.    Repeal care, Die.

 

 

Sources: theroot.com, racewithhistory.org, richardwolff.org.

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We thought Irma was going to hit us as a Category 4 turned out to be a weak 2. I had planned on this podcast being a little more exciting. However, I'm not complaining, really.

 

Emergency.    What we're expecting.         It's only stuff.          Pasco alert: Fear of looting.       

 

My cat Byron's is outside.      Final boarding up.        The morning after with Clay Pigeon on WFMU.

 

Tired and philosophical.      Water is more important than electricity.        Cicadas.

 

More storms on the horizon.           Cleaning up.         

 

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The Right unites to fight to protect a statue of Robert E. Lee  that he wouldn't have wanted. Antifascists use violence to resist those promoting violence. Sure punching Nazis seems like fun, it is not very creative. Absurdism and satire may be a better approach.

 

 

Robert E. Lee on Civil War monuments.         Trump and the White-Nationalist code.

 

Sean Patrick Nielsen (WVTF/Radio IQ).         David Duke,        Ronald Reagan.

 

Blood and soil.     No Nazis.      False equivalency.        We are Alt-Right.

 

Justice delivered.     Unite us.     They hate dishonest people.     I hit them.

 

Jews will not replace us.      HATE.       Hatred and violence has America.

 

Killing Jews.     Donald Trump is evil.       Condemn Obama.      Anarchists.

 

Honest media.         Antifa.       Punching Nazis = fun not creative.     

 

Thanks to WTVF/Radio IQ, PBS Newshour, MSNBC, Brennan Gilmore (filmed car attack).

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He's broken me.

 

Space.     Trump Repealcare.          Death.

 

I sold the universe to a wealthy Russian once.    

 

Putin likes Trump.      Ready to lie.      Sell the lie.       Pin Hands.

 

 Give Trump a chance.     Pre-existing conditions.    Welcome to the Trumgle.

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It is disturbing to feel the pull of the impending political crisis on one’s attention. Every attempt to turn one's attention away for any  length of time fails. It seems like we’ve entered a transitional time and the outcome(s) could be dire. Looking away feels like complicity.

Russian interference: not just smoke. Comey's firing. Putin’s disinformation technique.

Trump and Russians. Trump’s attraction to powerful men. The Big Story.

Russian relations. No Fuzz. They’re laughing at us. Punch ladies in the face.

Firing history. Russians very powerful. Am I stupid? New FBI director.

Never stop fighting. American anger. Wreak the world.

Russian uniform. Illegal. Look at how I give up. Bad situation.

Pence really bad. Give up.

Sources: Late Show with David Letterman (NBC), Executive Session (WMNF-88.5 Tampa),
CBS News, Lester Holt NBCNews, On Point
with Tom Ashbrook (NPR), The Minutemen-Paranoid Chant.

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