Accoding2Sam Podcast

Episode #127: 'Dereliction of Duty'  

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After throwing every charge possible at Donald Trump to see if anything sticks to him Liz Cheney and her Democrat allies have settle on 'dereliction of duty'. They first claimed that President Trump incited his supporters to commit violence in an attempt to foment a coup d'etat and overthrow the government, but now they have made a more obscure accusation that they believe will be easier for the public to accept. Their focus now is on the 187 minutes of the riot at the Capitol and the actions taken by the president to stop it. Liz Cheney says that President Trump's inaction to stop the riot represents the most serious dereliction of duty of any president in American history. However, she may be overlooking the administration that her father served in as Vice President. The Bush administration was warned many times in the spring and summer of 2001 that Sunni fundamentalist were in the United States and that they were planning a terrorist attack. Not only did the Bush administration do nothing to stop it, they made no attempt to warn the American people. Three thousand Americans were killed on their watch. How does this dereliction of duty compare to that of other presidents in American history? Join the conversation and get answers to this question and more on According2Sam episode #127.

* Host, Producer, Engineer​: Samuel C Winchester​

Shownotes

1) Cuomo: DOJ 'must immediately explain' Trump raid or risk undermining Jan 6 probe

2) What Is Hunter Biden Being Investigated For? Details of Federal Probe...

3) Joe Biden met with at least 14 of Hunter’s business associates while vice president

4) Trump media foes, allies agree FBI Mar-a-Lago raid may have clinched him 2024 Republican nomination

5) Bill Clinton's private meeting with AG Loretta Lynch 

6) FBI didn’t record Clinton interview, did not administer sworn oath

7) Democrats Spent $43 Million Helping Election Deniers Win Their Primaries

Episode #126: '17 Nobel Laureates'  

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Last year seventeen recipients of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences signed an open letter to President Joe Biden in support of his Build Back Better (BBB) package. At the time of this letter Democrats were proposing a bill that was $3.5 trillion in government spending. This was after they had passed a $1.9 trillion stimulus package earlier in the year. The open letter from these economic experts said there was a robust recovery taking place in the American economy, and that the BBB package would provide much needed support for the recovering economy. These experts expressed some concerns over inflation, but projected only a small, short term, rise in inflation that would quickly come back down. Democrats used this letter and the credibility of these experts to promote their spending package, but as inflation started to climb and persist even without their new spending they had to admit that the experts had got it wrong. What are they saying now about the '17 Nobel Laureates', and how is one Democratic Senator using their miscalculation to promote his new spending bill? Join the conversation and get answers to these questions and more on According2Sam episode #126.

* Host, Producer, Engineer​: Samuel C Winchester​

Shownotes

1) Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta GDPNow

2) Inflation Reduction Act sparks a partisan debate over what it will actually do

3) Sinema eyes changes to tax, climate portions of reconciliation bill

4) Joe Manchin “publicly played” Mitch McConnell and “tricked” him into giving up all his leverage

5) Did Schumer Dupe Senate Republicans on the Climate and Tax Bill—Or Just Outsmart Them?

6) Manchin says don’t raise any taxes during recession

7) Penn Wharton: INFLATION REDUCTION ACT: PRELIMINARY ESTIMATES OF BUDGETARY AND MACROECONOMIC EFFECTS

8) Open letter from Nobel Laureates in support of economic recovery agenda

9) Johns Hopkins working paper says COVID-19 lockdowns not worth it

10) Former Republicans and Democrats form new third U.S. political party

11) Why Andrew Yang’s New Third Party Is Bound to Fail

Episode #125: 'GOP War'  

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There are many political parties in the United States, but we only hear about the two major parties. There is the Green Party, the Libertarian Party, the Constitution Party, and a few other even less known political parties. However, the Republican and Democratic parties dominate our political landscape and wield all the power in this country. This is by design. The two major parties are the most powerful because it allows the elite oligarchs in this country to consolidate their power. The two parties play off each other, setting up the other as an existential threat to our way of life that must be defeated. The people fearfully support the party that they believe is fighting to preserve their way of life and the oligarchs remain in power, because they control both parties. Georgetown University professor Carroll Quigley writes about this in 'Tragedy and Hope'. He says the two parties should be "almost identical", so power can change hands "without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy." But what happens if the people take over one of the two major parties, how would that change the political landscape in the United States? Join the conversation and get answers to these questions and more on According2Sam episode #125.

* Host, Producer, Engineer​: Samuel C Winchester​

Shownotes

1) Democratic Primary System Rigged Against Voters

2) Leaked Democratic Party Emails Show Members Tried To Undercut Sanders

3) Dirty Tricks, South Carolina and John McCain

4) 2016 Republican Party presidential primaries

5) Capitol Police told not to use most aggressive tactics in riot response, report finds

6) Against Trump - National Review

7) Only two House Republicans vote for the January 6 select committee

8) AG Barr ‘personally’ doubts that Trump committed a crime

 

Episode #124: 'Fact Checker'  

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Mainstream media outlets went on a tirade this past week about how conservatives and right-wing media doubted the story of the 10 year old girl who became pregnant in Ohio and was forced to travel to the neighboring state of Indiana for an abortion. They attempted to shame people who were asking questions and trying to vet the story. ​When the story was first reported in a local Indianapolis newspaper there was only one source with no other corroborating details. It really shouldn't be surprising that people had questions about the authenticity of the story, especially when no one had been arrested and there didn't seem to be an active investigation into the sexual abuse of the child. However, the first news outlet to raise doubts about this story was not right-wing, conservative, media. It was the Washington Post who published an article from a fact checker who explained the trouble he was having in vetting the story. Why was the fact checker having so much trouble vetting the story, and how did his article in the Washington Post influence others to start doubting the story? Join the conversation and get answers to these questions and more on According2Sam episode #124.

 

* Host, Producer, Engineer​: Samuel C Winchester​

Shownotes

1) A one-source story about a 10-year-old and an abortion goes viral

2) The Columbus Dispatch: Man has been charged with impregnating a 10-year-old Ohio girl

3) Jonathan Turley July 11th tweet

4) Gannett Newspapers 

5) Ohio Attorney General's Office issued the following legal explainer regarding exemptions to Ohio's Heartbeat Law

6) Ohio 10-year-old's alleged rapist is Guatemalan illegal immigrant

7) Mom of Ohio girl, 10, who was forced to get abortion in Indiana after 'being raped by illegal migrant' says daughter is 'fine' and defends the SUSPECT: 'Everything they say about him is a lie'

8) 10-Year-Old Rape Victim's Mom Is in Domestic Relationship With Child's Alleged Illegal Alien Rapist

Episode #123: 'Pedo Peter'  

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A recent Gallup poll found that confidence in United States institutions is falling to new lows. The poll asked participants about their level of confidence in public schools, the military, small business, big business, the police and more. In all participants were asked about 16 separate institutions. Gallup has been conducting this same poll since 1993, and this year's average was a new low. This year's poll found that Americans are less confident in U.S. institutions than they were last year, with significant declines in 11 of the 16 institutions tested. No institution in the test improved in confidence from the year prior. The institution in the test with the least amount of confidence is the United States Congress, and right above them is television news. Print news is also in the bottom 5 institutions that Americans have confidence in, meaning that Americans have almost no confidence in our news. It also seems that confidence in our news is on a rapid decline. This is a serious problem. Why do so many Americans have so little faith in our news, and what are the potential problems that can arise from this? Join the conversation and get answers to these questions and more on According2Sam episode #123.

* Host, Producer, Engineer​: Samuel C Winchester​

Shownotes

1) Confidence in U.S. Institutions Down; Average at New Low

2) More people are avoiding the news, and trusting it less, report says

3) 4chan explodes after user allegedly cracks Hunter Biden’s iCloud

4) Secret Service says it's 'aware' of alleged Hunter Biden iCloud hack

5) House Republican says Treasury won't hand over Hunter Biden documents unless Democrats join request

6) Biden: I never talked to son Hunter about overseas business dealings

7) ‘Pedo Pete’: Massive 4Chan Hack Of Hunter Biden’s Explicit Texts, Images, Videos Rocks The Internet

8) A one-source story about a 10-year-old and an abortion goes viral

9) Ohio 10-year-old's alleged rapist is Guatemalan illegal immigrant

Episode #122: 'Liberal World Order'  

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In a CNN interview a few days ago a representative from the Biden administration was asked about inflation, rising fuel prices, and the fact that Americans are struggling to cope with these issues. His answer has gone viral and it has shocked many people who can't believe the Biden representative said the quiet part out loud. The question he was asked was in relation to the war in Ukraine, since the Biden administration has blamed inflation and rising fuel prices on Russia's actions in Ukraine. The Biden representative said that it was necessary for the American people to suffer under the crippling inflation because what was at stake was, "the future of the liberal world order." Many Americans have no idea what the liberal world order even is, let alone do they care enough about it to justify paying higher prices. This answer from the Biden representative only confirmed that the American people are not President Biden's highest priority, and that there are influences outside of the United States that are a greater concern for him. What exactly is the liberal world order, and why is it so important that Americans must suffer for its survival? Join the conversation and get answers to these questions and more on According2Sam episode #122.

* Host, Producer, Engineer​: Samuel C Winchester​

Shownotes

1) Wall Street Says a Recession Is Coming. Consumers Say It's Already Here

2) Americans Pawning Items to Buy Gas, Survive Inflation

3) Supreme Court rules Biden administration can end “remain in Mexico” policy

4) Trump's 'Economic Nationalist Agenda'

5) Bush’s House of Cards

6) Credit default swap

Episode #121: 'Republic'  

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The United States of America is a Constitutional Republic, meaning we are a collection of states and commonwealths that are united by a federation. However, the debates about the size and role of the federal government in relation to the states has been a consistent battle going back to the inception of this nation. Alexander Hamilton, who was a staunch federalist, argued for a large powerful federal government that played a large role in the happenings of the individual states. Other men, such as Patrick Henry and Samuel Adams argued for a small federal government, with a limited role in the states. In 1829 Andrew Jackson created the Democratic Party in opposition to a large powerful central government. He said it was the enemy of individual liberty. It is ironic that today so many democrats are upset by the recent Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v Wade. How does this ruling give more power to the people in individual states, and how is the Democratic Party spreading fear and disinformation about this ruling to increase voter turnout in the fall? Join the conversation and get answers to these questions and more on According2Sam episode #121.

* Host, Producer, Engineer​: Samuel C Winchester​

Shownotes

1) 51 migrants found dead inside sweltering semitruck in San Antonio

2) Republicans flip U.S. House seat in South Texas, historically a Democratic stronghold

3) Arizona Legislature ends its session amid protests, tear gas

4) Vermont Statehouse struck by abortion-related vandalism

5) Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Offers Critique of Roe v. Wade During Law School Visit

6) When Joe Biden Voted to Let States Overturn Roe v. Wade

7) 2008 California Proposition 8

8) Nancy Pelosi Shoves Daughter Of Mayra Flores

9) Half of Voters Approve Supreme Court Ruling

10) Pro-Life Women Celebrate End of Roe

Episode #120: 'Trust'  

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Money has changed a lot throughout the millennia of human civilization. It's evolved from clay tablets, to metal coins, to papers notes and even digital currency. One thing that has not changed in those thousands of years is what makes money work, and how it is valued. That one thing is trust. Without trust money is nothing more than clay, metal, paper and digits. The only thing that makes those items money is that a group of people have agreed it is money and they are willing to trade their labor, products, and services for those items. However, on the flip side, if a civilization loses trust in their money it can cause an economic catastrophe that can destroy nations. This is something that is worrying economist like Lawrence (Larry) Summers who believes some Americans are losing faith in our institutions, and thereby losing trust in our money. He believes this loss of trust is contributing to inflation and the overall economic downturn. Are these concerns supported by facts? Are Americans and other nations losing trust in the dollar, and if so, why? Join the conversation and get answers to these questions and more on According2Sam episode #120.

* Host, Producer, Engineer​: Samuel C Winchester​

Shownotes

1) Lawrence (Larry) Summers

2) What If We Paid Off The Debt? The Secret Government Report

3) CNN fact checker slams Biden’s claim that he reduced federal deficit

4) Man on the street questions 

5) Man on the street questions

6) Man on the street questions 

7) Republican senators present Biden with smaller Covid stimulus proposal, call for compromise

8) Russia Envoy Says Biden Sanctions Backfire, Hurting U.S. Economy and Power

Episode #119: 'Trilogy'  

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The committee investigating the January 6th riot at the Capitol doesn’t seem to be interested in why security at the Capitol was so poor that day. They haven’t addressed questions of why Capitol Police were so ill-equipped, or why they were ordered not to use their most sophisticated tools for crowd control. They haven’t shown videos of Capitol Police opening doors, or of the police standing around while demonstrators loitered inside the Capitol. The committee thus far has been singularly focused on one issue, and one issue only: President Trump’s culpability in the riot. The committee has been biased to say the least. They’ve used selectively edited video of Trump’s speech at the Ellipse, leaving out the part where he told the crowd to be “peaceful and patriotic”. They’ve also failed to mention that the Trump administration offered to deploy the National Guard to the Capitol days before the riot, but were turned down. These hearings are just the latest episode in the Trump impeachment trilogy. How are these hearings like the two Trump impeachment hearings, and what is different about this 3rd episode? Join the conversation and get answers to these questions and more on According2Sam episode #119.

* Host, Producer, Engineer​: Samuel C Winchester​

Shownotes

1) High fence erected outside Supreme Court as abortion-related protests continue

2) Kavanaugh assassination attempt 

3) Trump "FLED" to bunker as protests over George Floyd raged outside White House

4) Bonus Army

5) Weather Underground Bombings

6) Protests as Kavanaugh arrives for swearing in

7) Violence Breaks Out at Seattle WTO Meeting

8) Enabling Act of 1933

9) Underestimating the Threat, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser Ordered Up Unarmed Guards

10) Ex-Capitol Police Chief Says Requests For National Guard Denied 6 Times In Riots

11) Pentagon approves DC mayor's request to deploy National Guard for upcoming demonstrations

12) Memo: Trump Pentagon Offered National Guard to Capitol Four Days Before Jan. 6 Riots

Episode #118: 'Hurricane'  

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We have been studying hurricanes for over a hundred years and we have learned quite a bit about these tropical cyclones. We can forecast the time of year they are most likely to form. We can also measure their size and strength before they reach land. We can even chart the course of the storm to predict where it is most likely to make landfall. With all of these advancements there are still limitations to fully understanding hurricanes. For example, it is not possible to predict exactly when or where a hurricane will make landfall, and there is no way to determine how much damage they will cause when they do. Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgon & Chase, is the latest economic forecaster predicting an economic hurricane heading for the United States, and he is not the only one making such predictions. Many people have been predicting this storm for much longer, however no one can tell when or where it will hit us, or how much damage it will cause when it does, but everyone knows it's coming. What is the cause of the coming economic hurricane, and is it a natural disaster or manmade? Join the conversation and get answers to these questions and more on According2Sam episode #118.

* Host, Producer, Engineer​: Samuel C Winchester​

Shownotes

1) Procter & Gamble Sues Bankers Trust Over Derivatives

2) THE WARNING

3) The Repo Market and the Start of the Financial Crisis

4) What If We Paid Off The Debt? The Secret Government Report

5) The Price of Loyalty

6) LATEST FALSE FACT-CHECKS ON JOE BIDEN

7) Officer Brian Sicknick died of natural causes

8) CNN fact checker slams Biden’s claim that he reduced federal deficit

 

Episode #117: 'Wedge Politics'  

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All signs are pointing to the Democratic Party getting destroyed in the Congressional elections this fall. Republicans need to pick up half a dozen seats in the House of Representatives to control that chamber, and a single Senate seat will give them control of that body. Even the Democrats own polling tells them this is a strong probability, and that they could possibly lose a lot more than that. The leader of the party, Joe Biden, has an approval rating in the 30's that continues to fall. The economy is likely to be in recession by fall, and inflation and shortages are likely to persist. Democrats have failed to get their most popular legislation passed despite controlling both houses of Congress for the past two years. This is mostly because Joe Manchin would not agree to eliminate the filibuster, but it still has had an effect on the lack of motivation and enthusiasm of their voters. Seeking to minimize their loses this fall, Democrats have seize on other ways to motivate their voters this summer, 'wedge issues'! How can keeping the country divided on wedge issues help Democrats this fall, and how are they planning to use these issues to maintain their power, even if it tears the country apart? Join the conversation and get answers to these questions and more on According2Sam episode #117.

* Host, Producer, Engineer​: Samuel C Winchester​

Shownotes

1) Biden job disapproval among Hispanics hits 60%, just 26% approve: poll

2) Democrats Losing Some Support from Black voters ahead of midterms

3) Biden repeats FALSE claim that you couldn't buy a cannon when the Second Amendment was ratified

4) BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors says her mistakes with ‘white guilt money’ were weaponized against her

5) Bay Area homicides were up slightly in 2021, driven by Oakland and San Francisco

6) Mexico was second deadliest country in 2016

8) Uvalde shooting's evolving narrative: Here are the details police have walked back

9) The Texas gunman texted a friend that he had shot his grandmother and was about to ‘shoot up’ a school.

10) Uvalde teacher did not leave door propped open that gunman used to get in

11) Uvalde locals grapple with the school police chief's role

12) Parents Support One Another Outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde

Episode #116: 'Great Replacement'  

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President Biden started branding his political enemies with a new moniker last week: "Ultra MAGA". Many believed that he had come up with this new label on his own, and that it was created off the cuff. However, it was later reported that Biden's use of this new label was not impromptu at all. It was a talking point that was paid for and created through weeks of focus groups. This got me thinking about another talking point that has sprung up just as the campaigning begins for the fall elections: "Great Replacement Theory". This talking point arose after the tragic mass murder in Buffalo, where the killer made reference to it in his 181 page manifesto. Biden and the media seized on this one part of the manifesto and amplified it! They immediately started blaming the Great Replacement Theory and Republicans for the tragedy, insinuating that the murderer was 'Ultra MAGA'. What is the strategy of the Democratic Party to turn out voters in November, and how far are they willing to go to maintain power? Join the conversation and get answers to these questions and more on According2Sam episode #116.

* Host, Producer, Engineer​: Samuel C Winchester​

Shownotes

1) Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US 

2) High fence erected outside Supreme Court as abortion-related protests continue

3) The Buffalo suspect had threatened his high school last year, police say

4) Buffalo shooter let some people see plans just before attack

5) From across the Pacific, Taiwan's president castigates California shooting

6) Biden's new 'ultra-MAGA' label came after six months of liberal-funded focus group research

7) Biden’s Approval Rating Dips to 39%

8) Black Sun (symbol)

9) 'It has to do with immigration. The Browning of California,' Newsom said

10) The Cloward-Piven Strategy

Episode #115: Interview with the Politics & Punk Rock Podcast

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Episode #114: 'The Execution'

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It is impossible to really understand the housing crisis that lead to the Great Recession without understanding the three phases of the crisis: the setup, the execution, and the coverup. This is the story of the execution. I tell the first part of the story in episode #79, and this is the part two of the three phases of the plot. In part one I show how the foundations of the financial structure that would eventually collapse were laid in the 1990’s during the Clinton administration. This foundation was deregulation, and in this episode I tell the story of the actual structure that was built on that foundation. The structure was a house of cards, a housing bubble that threatened the economy of the entire world. This was no accident! This was a well planned scheme that was used to show that the economy was growing despite waging two wars, massive increases in federal deficit spending, and 3 rounds of tax cuts. The economy was growing, but it wasn’t real growth. It was the bubble, and for many it all vanished when the bubble popped. How did George Bush purposefully initiate the housing bubble, and how did it help give him cover for his disastrous policies? Join the conversation and get answers to these questions and more on According2Sam episode #114.  

 

* Host, Producer, Engineer​: Samuel C Winchester​

Shownotes

1) Episode #79 'The Setup' 

2) George Herbert Walker Bush; The Accidental Vice President

3) Mena Connection

4) Life After Debt 

5) Bush tax cuts

6) Rumsfeld says $2.3 TRILLION Missing from Pentagon

7) American Dream Downpayment Assistance Act

8) Bush drive for home ownership fueled housing bubble

9) Bush’s House of Cards

Episode #113: 'The 1980's called'  

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We all remember the jab that President Obama took at Mitt Romney in a debate in the 2012 election. He said, "Governor Romney, I'm glad that you recognize that al Qaeda is a threat, because a few months ago, when you were asked what's the biggest geopolitical threat facing America you said Russia, not al Qaeda. You said Russia, and the 1980's are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back." In recent years, and especially over the past few weeks, many commentators have reflected on this jab and stated that Romney was correct in his assessment that Russia was our biggest threat. It seems that we are indeed returning to the foreign policy of the 1980's. However, the recent Consumer Price Index (CPI) numbers suggests that it's not only the foreign policy from the 1980's that we are returning too. The numbers show inflation at a 40 year high, and rising costs on everything from food, to energy, and almost everything that we use or consume. It seems that the 1980's not only called for its foreign policy back, but its economic policy as well. How is America's current economic policy actually much worse than the economic policies of the 1980's, and why are we in a much more volatile situation at this time in our history? Join the conversation and get answers to these questions and more on According2Sam episode #113.

* Host, Producer, Engineer​: Samuel C Winchester​

Shownotes

1) Consumer Price Index

2) Inflation Is Surging And That Means A Recession Is Coming

3) Rising Interest Rates and Record Inflation Creating Perfect Storm of Unaffordability

4) Obama on economy: U.S. built from bottom up

5) Hope fades on Obama's vow to bring troops home before he leaves office

6) Russian halt to fertilizer exports expected to boost prices, spur shortfalls

Episode #112: 'Inflation'  

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When Russia invaded Ukraine in late February it was the best thing that could have happened for Joe Biden and Democrats. Before that, Joe Biden was in a nosedive politically and there seemed to be no bottom to how far he could fall. After the shameful withdrawal from Afghanistan, members of his own party killed Biden's agenda on voting reforms and the 'Build Back Better' package. Moreover, Biden was dealing with supply chain shortages and inflation at a 40 year high. Nothing seemed to be going his way, but as soon as Russian troops crossed into Ukraine everything changed. Biden and Democrats began talking about the "Putin price hike", and blaming all of their failed policies on Putin, and Russia. It was like overnight Democrats had someone to blame that wasn't them. This is significantly important in a Congressional election year. How is inflation threatening the narrative that the economy is booming, and will Americans buy the shift of blame that Democrats are trying to pull? Join the conversation and get answers to these questions and more on According2Sam episode #112.

 

* Host, Producer, Engineer​: Samuel C Winchester​

Shownotes

1) Federal Reserve approves first interest rate hike in more than three years, sees six more ahead

2) The Fed is ready to move faster on interest rates

3) We Were Worried About Inflation. Then Russia Invaded Ukraine.

4) Americans aren’t really buying into the ‘Putin price hike’

5) What is Modern Monetary Theory? Understanding the alternative economic theory that's becoming more mainstream

6) India to Face Significant Cost If Aligned With Russia, U.S. Says

7) Hunter Biden grand jury witness was asked who is the ‘big guy’ in Chinese deal

8) Hunter Biden called Asians ‘yellow’ in text exchange with cousin

9) Hunter Biden repeatedly called his white lawyer the N-word, texts show

10) Hunter Biden was having sex with a Chinese spy for years — laptop photos released

11) Pics And Videos From Hunter Biden's Laptop From Hell

Episode #111: 'The Buffoon'  

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John F. Kennedy was one of the greatest and wises statesmen in the history of the United Sates. In a century that was plagued with the holocausts of war, President Kennedy sought to make peace at all costs. He came into office in the middle of the Cold War and the tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union were volatile. There were many moments in Kennedy's short time as president that the wrong actions or even the wrong rhetoric could have escalated the Cold War into a hot nuclear war. In every instance you find President Kennedy using diplomacy and working vigorously to deescalate tensions and make peace. It stands in stark contrast to the current President, Joe Biden. The two men are of the only Irish, Roman Catholic, Democratic Presidents in the history of this country, and with all they have in common, they could not be more different in their approach to foreign policy. How is Joe Biden escalating tensions with Russia, and how is he making a peaceful solution less possible? Join the conversation and get answers to these questions and more on According2Sam episode #111.

* Host, Producer, Engineer​: Samuel C Winchester​

Shownotes

1) Treaty of Brest

2) Guccifer 2.0 persona 

3) Guccifer

4) 'Guccifer' to Fox News: 'Guccifer 2.0' is not Russia

5) The Democratic Party Got Crushed During The Obama Presidency. Here's Why

6) It’s time for a reckoning in the newsrooms that trusted bogus Steele dossier

7) Zelenskiy bans three opposition TV stations

8) Zelensky announces ban on 11 Ukrainian political parties

9) Is America Training Neonazis in Ukraine?

10) Congress Has Removed a Ban on Funding Neo-Nazis From Its Year-End Spending Bill

11) Lindsey Graham doubles down on call for Vladimir Putin's assassination

12) President John F. Kennedy's "Peace Speech"

Episode #110: 'Spies Who Lie'  

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It is very interesting when you think about the fact that the biggest October surprises in the last two presidential elections involved laptops used by deviant individuals connected to candidates, that were used by them to document their deviant behavior. It was Anthony Weiner's laptop that he was using to communicate and send lewd pictures to underage girls. When investigators seized the laptop they found troves of emails from Hillary Clinton's private server. This discovery forced James Comey to reopen the investigation into her mishandling sensitive information just days before the election, one of many things that Clinton cites for her defeat. Joe Biden was luckier in 2020, because the intelligence community (IC) helped cover up the discovery of his deviant son's laptop. How did the IC cover for Biden, and how might the 2020 election turned out different if they had not meddled in the election? Join the conversation and get answers to these questions and more on According2Sam episode #110.

* Host, Producer, Engineer​: Samuel C Winchester​

Shownotes

1) President John F. Kennedy's "Peace Speech"

2) Trump-Ukraine phone call transcript

3) Ukraine’s Zelensky again denies quid pro quo during Trump phone call

4) Dmitri Alperovitch

5) WikiLeaks Vault 7 reveals staggering breadth of ‘CIA hacking’

6) Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections

7) 16% of Biden voters would have voted differently if Hunter Biden laptop story was not suppressed by media, big tech

8) Hunter Biden story is Russian disinfo, dozens of former intel officials say

 

Episode #109: 'Offense'  

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In 2014, Germany, France, Russia, Ukraine, and representatives from the separatists regions in Donbas, began talks to negotiate peace in Donbas. Representatives from these governments met in Minsk, Belarus, and on September 5, 2014 they signed an agreement for peace. It was called the 'Minsk Agreements', and it called for an immediate ceasefire. Unfortunately, this did not stop the fighting in Donbas, so representatives met again to hash out a new agreement that was called Minsk II. Minsk II was signed on February 12, 2015, and it called for an immediate ceasefire, the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front lines, prisoner releases, and an amendment to the Ukrainian constitution granting self-governing status to the separatists regions of Donbas. However, Minsk II also failed to bring peace. At the same time that these peace talks were taking place, representatives for the United States were visiting Ukraine and encouraging them to keep up the fight, and go on "offense". Was the United States working against these peace agreements, and what is the Biden administration currently doing to negotiate peace? Join the conversation and get answers to these questions and more on According2Sam episode #109.

* Host, Producer, Engineer​: Samuel C Winchester​

Shownotes

1) The number of people killed directly in the violence of the U.S. post-9/11

2) An in-depth analysis of a leaked military video showing a US army helicopter firing on Iraqi reporters.

3) Robert Gates

4) The Drone Papers

5) Obama pledged to stop the Afghanistan war, but its end is nowhere in sight

6) How Team Obama Justifies the Killing of a 16-Year-Old American

7) Bennett advises Zelensky to surrender, Zelensky refuses - report

8) Israel, Ukraine deny report Bennett recommended yielding to Russian demands

9) Ukraine Open to Russia's Neutrality Demand But Won’t Yield Territory, Aide Says

10) Zelenskyy says Ukraine 'must admit' it won't join NATO

11) Ukraine's Neo-Nazis Won't Get U.S. Money 

12) Congress Has Removed a Ban on Funding Neo-Nazis

13) Ro Khanna deleted tweet

14) Minsk agreements

Episode #108: 'Separatist'  

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After a violent coup d'etat in Ukraine in 2014 that forced the democratically elected president, Viktor Yanukovych to flee the country, the Obama administration installed a new government. Under the new Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the first thing the new parliament did was pass legislation banning the Russian language, the native language of 20 million Ukrainians. In response to these actions and many other acts of hostility towards the Russian speaking people of Ukraine the communities of Crimea, Donetsk, and Luhansk voted to separate from Ukraine. In Crimea the people voted for immediate annexation by Russia, which was accepted by the Russia Federation. The people of Donbas voted for independence and they have been fighting for their independence for 8 years, more than 14,000 people of that region have been killed. How are these two breakaway regions fueling the current war in Ukraine, and how are they key to ending the war? Join the conversation and get answers to these questions and more on According2Sam episode #108.

* Host, Producer, Engineer​: Samuel C Winchester​

Shownotes

1) Anthrax bacteria likely to be US military strain

2) De-Ba'athification

3) Iraq’s de-Baathification still haunts the country

4) Ahmad Chalabi and the Legacy of De-Baathification in Iraq

5) Why do some Ukrainians want to be part of Russia?

6) Yushchenko Grants Hero Status To Controversial Ukrainian Nationalist

7) Putin backs separatists’ claim to Donbas region of Ukraine

8) About 14,000 people killed during conflict in Donbass, top Ukrainian diplomat says

9) Russia will stop 'in a moment' if Ukraine meets terms - Kremlin

10) Russia says Ukraine blocking water supply to Crimea in European lawsuit

11) Dam blocking water supply to Crimea 

Episode #107: 'White Nationalism'  

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When Joe Biden first announced that he was running for president he claimed to be motivated to run by the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017. He said he was appalled while watching the neo-Nazis and white nationalists marching with tiki torches, and said he wanted to return the 'soul of the nation'. He accused President Trump of encouraging white nationalist and neo-Nazis, and many Democrats even accused President Trump of being a white nationalist. White nationalism and white supremacy is all Democrats have been talking about in the United States for the past 6 years. They claim it is our greatest domestic threat. It's ironic they don't see the same threat of white nationalism in Ukraine as they do in the U.S., and they are currently leading us to cheer for white nationalism in Ukraine. How large is the white nationalist movement in Ukraine, and what impact does this movement have on Ukrainian politics and society? Join the conversation and get answers to this question and more on According2Sam episode #107.

* Host, Producer, Engineer​: Samuel C Winchester​

Shownotes

1) The 'Kony 2012' Effect

2) 7 FAKE NEWS Stories Coming Out Of Ukraine

3) Azov Battalion

4) Tryzub

5) Right Sector

6) Batkivshchyna

7) People's Front 

8) Svoboda

9) Ukraine’s parliament-appointed acting president says language law to stay effective

10) Putin says he reserves right to protect Russians in Ukraine

11) Official results: 97 percent of Crimea voters back joining Russia

12) Recorded conversation between Asst. Sec. of State Victoria Nuland and Amb. Jeffery Pyatt

Episode #106: 'Russian Reset'  

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The 'Russian Reset' was an effort by the Obama administration to reset the relationship between Russia and the United States. At a bilateral meeting in Geneva in 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov with a plastic red button inscribed with the word, "reset". She said it represented a new start for the two nations, putting the decades of enmity behind them. The two diplomates pushed to toy button together and joked with each other. It was the begging of a new era for Russia and the United States, one of cooperation and peace. Throughout the first term of the Obama administration this new relationship seemed to be working, so much so that President Obama even defended Russia when Mitt Romney called them a threat to the United States. He famously said, "the 1980's called and they want their foreign policy back." How did we go from the 'rest' back to a state of contention with Russia? Join the conversation and get answers to this question and more on According2Sam episode #106.

* Host, Producer, Engineer​: Samuel C Winchester​

Shownotes

1) Ukraine separatists declare independence

2) Sanctions to Hit American Families’ Pocketbooks in all 50 States

3) NATO member Turkey, opposed to sanctions, in bind over Ukraine

4) Authorization the use of United States Armed Forces

5) 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force: Issues Concerning Its Continued Application

6) Russia and China veto draft Security Council resolution on Syria

7) Russia's 12 UN vetoes on Syria

8) Arming Syrian rebels: Where the US went wrong

9) Study shows US weapons given to Syrian rebels ended up in ISIS hands

10) Putin warns U.S., West against arming organ-eating Syrian rebels

11) Red Line Redux: How Putin Tore Up Obama’s 2013 Syria Deal

12) Timber Sycamore

13) Azov fighters are Ukraine's greatest weapon and may be its greatest threat

14) Far-right group at heart of Ukraine protests meet US senator

15) John McCain Went To Ukraine And Stood On Stage With A Man Accused Of Being An Anti-Semitic Neo-Nazi

Episode #105: 'Oh Canada'  

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In 2019 there were major protests and demonstrations all over the world. The year started with the 'yellow vests' protests in France, which started in November of 2018 and carried on throughout the entire year in 2019. In February protests started in Algeria and continued throughout the entire year, even after the Bouteflika regime was toppled. In March protests started in Hong Kong with massive demonstrations for freedom from China. The protests lasted the entire year, with the largest demonstrations over the summer of 2019. Protests against the Maduro regime in Venezuela started in January, but really started to get going in April. They also lasted the entire year. There were protests in Russia, Sudan, Chile, Lebanon, and many more places around the world. These populists uprisings were just getting started when Covid-19 interrupted them, but now that Covid-19 is over it seems the protests are starting again. How has the 'Freedom Convoy' in Canada reignited the global protests that were taking place before the pandemic? Join the conversation and get answers to this question and more on According2Sam episode #105.

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Shownotes

1) Canada’s anti-government protests have spread across the world

2) Majority of truckers are vaccinated, Trudeau says, as ‘freedom convoy’ heads to Ottawa

3) Biden announces sweeping vaccine mandates affecting millions of workers

4) Video shows President-elect Biden saying 10 months ago he wouldn't make vaccines mandatory

5) Trudeau declares national emergency over Canadian trucker protests, allowing government to override civil rights

6) Ottawa will see pushback if tow trucks are forced to clear blockades, towing industry says

7) Black Lives Matter 'delinquent' on finances, Calif. AG warns BLM risks tax-exempt status

8) Trudeau tweet 

9) Stop Calling the Truckers Racist. Many Black Canadians Support Them

10) Behind the Black Bloc

Episode #104: 'Human Be-In  

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The roots of the cultural revolution in the United States can be traced back to one city. It was the epicenter of the counterculture, and that city is San Francisco. On January 14, 1967 an event was held in the Golden Gate Park Polo Fields that would launch a movement to change the world. It was a celebration of humanity, with music, art, poetry, and spirituality. The event was the 'Human Be-In', and it was the start of a wave that would crash into American traditions and customs. The movement was dedicated to peace, love, and goodwill to all men and women. It focused on political and environmental awareness, and breaking down cultural and institutional norms. It was fueled by psychedelic drugs, music, and promiscuity. In the end the movement set lofty goals that were never reached, but it did leave a lasting imprint on San Francisco and America that can still be seen today. What does the counterculture revolution have in common with other revolutions throughout history? Join the conversation and get answers to this question and more on According2Sam episode #104.

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Shownotes

1) Counterculture of the 1960s

2) Human Be-In

3) Dr. Fauci On GOP Criticism: ‘Attacks On Me, Quite Frankly, Are Attacks On Science’

4) Deism

5) Deism and the Founding of the United States

6) Age of Enlightenment

7) Cult of Reason

8) Cult of the Supreme Being

9) Cambodian genocide

10) Great Leap Forward

11) Gulag System

12) Humanist Manifesto I

13) Humanist Manifesto II

Episode #103: 'Trigger Warning'  

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Spotify has decided to put a warning on Joe Rogan's podcasts in response to the calls to censor him. After a few artists began to protest by removing their music from the platform, and many more subscribers canceled their subscriptions it was important for them to get ahead of the controversy. It's reminiscent of Tipper Gore's obsession in the late 20th century to censor Rap and Heavy Metal music. As her group, the Parents Music Resource Center, began to demand action from the record companies the record companies agreed to put a "parental advisory" on music with "explicit lyrics". Gore's objective was to reduce the consumption of music that she considered bad for society, music with sex, drugs, and violence. If you've listened to the radio lately you know she failed. How are those attempting to censor Joe Rogan making the same mistake as Tipper Gore, and how will it backfire on them? Join the conversation and get answers to these questions and more on According2Sam episode #103.

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Shownotes

1) Benito Mussolini Quote 

2) Clinton involvement in crack cocaine epidemic 

3) Dee Snider's PMRC Senate Hearing Speech

4) Twitter Suspends US Virologist Dr Robert Malone’s Account 

5) Spotify's Joe Rogan says 'healthy' young people don't need to worry about getting COVID-19 vaccine

6) 270 Doctors, Scientists Call Out Joe Rogan’s COVID Misinformation

7) Citizens United Explained

8) Corporate personhood

9) The Dechristianization of France during the French Revolution

Episode #102: 'Wag the Dog'  

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The Biden administration has suffered a string of defeats in the past few weeks. He was defeated in the courts on his vaccine mandates. He was defeated on his 'voting rights' legislation and failed to get it passed in the Senate. He also has failed to get his Build Back Better agenda passed, and he has been getting killed in the polls. A recent Quinnipiac poll had Biden at 33% approval, with 28% of Hispanics and 25% of independents in approval. To say that Biden has had a rough first year in office would be an understatement to say the least, but it seems he has a plan to change the narrative. All of a sudden our old Cold War enemy is at it again, "threatening democracy"! Just as Democrats did in 2017, Russia seems to be a handy tool that can be used on any occasion to change the direction that the wind is blowing in Washington. How is Biden using Russia to 'Wag the Dog' and change the perception of his administration, and why are some European allies not playing along? Join the conversation and get answers to these questions and more on According2Sam episode #102.

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Shownotes

1) Top Democrat concedes Biden may have gone 'a little too far' in comparing some lawmakers to segregationists

2) Orange Revolution

3) State Department urges U.S. citizens in Ukraine to leave

4) Russian reset

5) Obama tells Russia's Medvedev more flexibility after election

6) Crimea referendum: Voters 'back Russia union'

7) Trump lashes Germany over gas pipeline deal, calls it Russia's 'captive'

8) UK promises to ‘contribute’ troops to NATO if Russia invades Ukraine

9) Ukraine on Fire

10) Russia-Ukraine: US warns of 'false-flag' operation

11) George Soros: The Future of Europe

Episode #101: 'The Donation'  

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The Bishop of Rome, also known as the Pope, is a position like no other. It is a position that carries prestige and power, not only as the head of the Roman Catholic Church, but as the head of state for Vatican City and all of the territories included in the States of the Church. However, the Pope hasn't always had this prestige and power. Until the late 8th Century the Pope had no lands, and he had to get permission from the Roman Emperors in Constantinople before he could even accept the election to Pope. It was a position that really didn't have much more influence than any other bishop in the Church. That started to change when the Pope made a deal with the Franks and the rich and powerful French family, the Carolingians. Pepin the Short donated what became the Papal States to the Pope, and it would change the Papacy forever. What did the Carolingians get in return for this donation, and how did this alliance kick off what many refer to as the Dark Ages? Join the conversation and get answers to these questions and more on According2Sam episode #101.

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Shownotes

1) South African study suggests Omicron less severe even for unvaccinated

2) Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople

3) Pope Martin I

4) Leo III the Isaurian

5) Iconoclasm

6) Donation of Sutri

7) Pepin the Short

8) Donation of Pippin

9) Avignon Papacy

Episode #100: 'Learn to Live'  

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During a debate in the 2020 campaign for the presidency Donald Trump commented that we have to learn to live with Covid-19, suggesting that it would be apart of our world forever and we had to get on with our lives. To this Joe Biden scoffed and said, "We're learning to die with it"! Biden said that the idea that we would learn to live with the virus was unacceptable, and he promised many times during that campaign to, "shutdown the virus", suggesting he planned on succeeding where President Trump had failed to eliminating it. However, as we approach President Biden's first year in office he has failed to shutdown the virus. He has failed to supply the nation with rapid testing, another criticism that he made of President Trump. Now he and many others are admitting President Trump was right, and we will have to learn to live with the virus. What other ways is President Biden failing to meet the standards that he set for President Trump in response to Covid-19, and how are he and the media trying to change the messaging? Join the conversation and get answers to these questions and more on According2Sam episode #100.

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Shownotes

1) More Americans have died of COVID in 2021 than 2020: Johns Hopkins

2) Biden Blasted Trump for Covid-Testing Failure, Dodges Responsibility for His Own

3) The Funniest 'CDC Recommends' Memes, As Internet Reacts to New COVID-19 Guidance

4) Biden to press: ‘I’m not supposed to be answering all these questions’

5) Biden on Covid: ‘No Federal Solution’

6) California governor praises Trump's efforts to help state amid coronavirus crisis

7) The government is sending free rapid tests, but don’t expect them all before omicron's peak

8) Biden's Former Health Advisers Urge Him to Change COVID Strategy, Accept 'New Normal'

9) CDC director says 75% of COVID-19 deaths 'had 4 or more comorbidities'

10) Almost half of reported NY COVID-19 hospitalizations are not due to COVID-19

11) Medical Examiner's Autopsy Reveals George Floyd Had Positive Test For Coronavirus

12) 25 House Democrats won't seek reelection in 2022

13) Dopesick

14) Moderna CEO warns people may need fourth Covid shot

15) ‘Daily Show’ host Trevor Noah blasted for knocking Moderna CEO’s vaccine push

Episode #99: 'The Hammer'  

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After the death of Mohammad in 632 the armies of Islam spilled out of the Arabian Desert and quickly began conquering everything in their path. They first encountered the mighty Romans to their west, and the ferocious Persians to their east, both of these great empires had been in existence for centuries beyond this new religion that was barely as old as a single lifetime. The Muslims took them both on at once, and defeated them both. They seized Byzantine land pushing the Romans back into Anatolia. They conquered all of Persia, expanding the young caliphate to India in the east. They then moved into North Africa taking Islam all the way to the Atlantic Ocean in the west. They even crossed the Mediterranean Sea into Europe, and conquered the Visigoths and nearly all of Iberia. The Muslims seemed invincible at this point, but after crossing the Pyrenees into France they were defeated by the Franks and chased back into Spain. How did this defeat of the Muslims in France potentially save Western Europe, and how would have a Muslim victory in France potentially changed the world as we know it today? Join the conversation and get answers to these questions and more on According2Sam episode #99.

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Shownotes

1) Nerva–Antonine dynasty

2) Year of the Five Emperors

3) Vandals

4) Visigoths

5) Dar al-Harb - House of War

6) Battle of Tours

7) Tariq ibn Ziyad

8) Al-Andalus

9) Brandon Brown post race interview - Talladega Xfinity series 2021

10) Katie Couric’s self-defeating effort to ‘protect’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg

11) Bari Weiss Confronts Brian Stelter

12) Carroll Quigley Quote on Two Parties

13) "Work sets you free"

14) Vaccine mandates hurting employment, Federal Reserve reports

Episode #98: 'Zombies'  

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The day before Halloween in 1938 a CBS Radio program aired that caused mass hysteria. This was a time before television, before the internet and social media, when everyone got their information and media from news papers, and radio. The CBS series was 'The Mercury Theatre on the Air', and the episode that cause the hysteria on this day was called, 'War of the Worlds'. It was an adaptation of a fictional novel that was being preformed as a Halloween special, but many Americans believed it was real and that they were in danger from an alien invasion from outer space. The scale of the hysteria caused by this broadcast was small. Not everyone was listening, but of those who happened to be listening to the program that day the panic was real and widespread. If this was a social experiment the reaction to this broadcast would have demonstrated how easily media could be used to whip the public into a frenzy of fear, and also how a greater medium, reaching more people, over and over again for a long period of time, could cause a greater, prolonged, mass hysteria. How is the reaction to the pandemic and the unvaccinated like the reaction to 'War of the Worlds', but greater, and how is this hysteria causing the zombie apocalypse? Join the conversation and get answers to these questions and more on According2Sam episode #98.

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Shownotes

1) They Want to EVICT All Unvaccinated People From Their Homes!

2) They Want to Arrest and Jail All Unvaccinated Adults!

3) Picture of German who wouldn't salute Hitler

4) Fauci boss gives Trump administration credit on Operation Warp Speed

5) Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)https://vaers.hhs.gov

6) PHYSICIAN’S ASSISTANT DEBORAH CONRAD: VAERS WHISTLEBLOWER

8) Enes Kanter rips LeBron James over ‘ridiculous’ COVID-19 vaccine stance

9) Why LeBron James' Covid vaccine cop-out is bad for the NBA

10) NBA star Andrew Wiggins on getting vaccinated: 'I guess you don't own your body'

11) VERITAS: Pfizer Scientists: ‘Your Antibodies are Probably Better than the Vaccination’

12) Scientist Nick Karl Confronted By James O'Keefe Over Shocking 'Natural Immunity' Admission

13) Fauci says Americans should get vaccinated even if Merck’s Covid pill cuts deaths.

14) Axios-Ipsos poll: Biden trust takes a blow

15) Vaccine Game Show - SNL

Episode #97: 'C Y A'  

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On August 6, 2001, a month before the September 11th attack, the CIA met with then President George W. Bush at his ranch in Crawford, Texas. They were there to brief the president on an important piece of intelligence about a potential terrorist attack in the United States. The brief was titled, "Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US", and it outlined several possible targets for an attack. The most notable target mentioned in the report was the threat that commercial airplanes would be hijacked. The two page report concludes with the sentence, "Nevertheless, FBI information since that time indicates patterns of suspicious activity in this country consistent with preparations for hijacking or other types of attacks, including recent surveillance of federal buildings in New York." In the 2006 book, "The One Percent Doctrine", author Ron Suskind writes from an anonymous source that after being brief by the panicked CIA officers the president said, "All right. You've covered your ass, now." What actions did President Bush take to protect the nation after receiving this dire warning, and how did the media help him cover his ass after this secret intelligence report was leaked to the world? Join the conversation and get answers to these questions and more on According2Sam episode #97.

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Shownotes

1) NIH DOCUMENTS PROVIDE NEW EVIDENCE U.S. FUNDED GAIN-OF-FUNCTION RESEARCH IN WUHAN

2) Freedom of Information Act (United States)

3) Multiple planes are ready to take U.S. citizens and green card holders out of Afghanistan — but the Taliban won't let them leave

4) Bagram Airfield

5) Kabul International Airport

6) The Taliban tried to get their hands on the Afghan central bank's nearly $10 billion in reserves, but most of the money is in New York

7) FBI's investigation into 9/11: First document released following Biden's promise to declassify materials

8) Afghanistan fighting season

9) Excerpts of call between Joe Biden and Ashraf Ghani July 23

10) CIA warned of rapid Afghanistan collapse

11) Afghanistan crisis: UK lawmakers grill PM Johnson, condemn Biden over US withdrawal

12) Obama sending up to 35,000 troops to Afghanistan

13) Afghanistan Meant Nothing

14) What If We Paid Off The Debt? The Secret Government Report

15) All Right. You've Covered Your Ass.

Episode #96: 'The Student'  

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Taliban means 'students', and the organization that NATO forces have been fighting for 20 years in Afghanistan started in madrassas in Pakistan. Madrasa is the Arabic word for a school, or any type of educational institution, secular or religious, and there are thousands of madrassas around the world. However, the madrassas in Pakistan that spawned the Taliban were very religious Islamic fundamentalist seminaries, and these madrassas have been breeding grounds of a steady supply of fighters for the Taliban for 30 years. Pakistan has played a significant role in the war in Afghanistan from the beginning. They not only allow these radical madrassas to exist within their borders, they also allow the Quetta Shura and other ruling councils of the Taliban to exist and operate within their borders. These councils have been the central commands for Taliban forces in the war, directing troop movements, supplies, and missions in Afghanistan from Pakistan. Pakistan has been allowing this to happen for years, despite the fact that we have considered them an ally and give them billions in aid annually. Has Pakistan been an honest ally in the war in Afghanistan, or should we be questioning their motives in allowing our enemies safe haven in their country? Join the conversation and get answers to these questions and more on According2Sam episode #96. 

* Host, Producer, Engineer​: Samuel C Winchester​

Shownotes

1) Biden said there was 'no circumstance' in which US citizens would be evacuated from Kabul by helicopter 5 weeks before exactly that happened

2) Hasan ibn Ali

3) Husayn ibn Ali

4) Shura

5) Apostasy Wars

6) Shia Islam

7) Sharia Law

8) Phoenix Memo

9) Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US

10) Terrorism in Pakistan has declined, but the underlying roots of extremism remain

11) Pakistani Religious Schools Increasingly Linked to Afghan Taliban

12) Al-Qaeda

13) Operation Cyclone

14) Northern Alliance

15) Operation Enduring Freedom

16) Kidney failure may already have killed Bin Laden

17) Quetta Shura

18) Foreign aid to Pakistan

19) Pakistan and state-sponsored terrorism

20) Battle of Tora Bora

21) Video appears to show Taliban taking joyride in US Black Hawk helicopter

22) Green on Blue: The allies who attack U.S. troops while their guard is down

Episode #95: 'House of War'  

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Islam has been at war since the earliest days of the faith. The Prophet and his followers first made war with the tribes of Arabia, uniting them around himself and his new monotheistic faith, but when he died a succession crises developed and Islam has been at was with Islam ever since. Despite waring with itself and creating many divisions and factions within Islam, they also have a long history of making war with non-muslims and conquering them in the name of Islam. In less than two decades after the death of Mohammad the caliphate had conquered the Persians and the mighty Sasanian Empire, expanding as for east as present-day Pakistan. They also defeated the Roman Empire and conquered Byzantine land in the Levant and North Africa. By the end of the Umayyad Caliphate just 120 years after the death of Mohammad, Islam had expanded to India in the east and to the Atlantic Ocean in the west. They had even pushed the caliphate into Europe. During this time a philosophy emerged in the caliphate that is known as the 'House of Islam and the House of War'. The House of Islam is all of the land under control of the caliphate, and the House of War was all of the world yet to be conquered. How was this philosophy used to justify the conquests of Islam, and how did war within the House of Islam prevent them from conquering much more than they did? Join the conversation and get answers to these questions and more on According2Sam episode #95.

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Shownotes

1) Italians protest COVID-19 "Green Pass" proof of vaccination 

2) Benito Mussolini on corporatism

3) Old Gwen Berry photo shows her beaming while holding US flag

4) Capitol Police told not to use most aggressive tactics

5) Kissinger resigns as head of 9/11 commission

6) 9/11 families say Biden not welcome at memorial events unless he releases government evidence

7) Yakub (Nation of Islam)

8) Albert Pike and Three World Wars Pike's Letter to Mazzini

9) THE MYSTERY OF FREEMASONRY UNVEILED

10) Satan Prince of This World

11) Otto von Bismarck

12) Germanisation

13) Causes of World War I

14) The Man Who Predicted Nazi Germany

15) Haavara Agreement

16) Max Bodenheimer

17) Theodor Herzl

18) HOW ISRAEL WENT FROM HELPING CREATE HAMAS TO BOMBING IT

19) One quote that shows how badly Obama underestimated ISIS

20) How ISIS Got Weapons From the U.S. and Used Them to Take Iraq and Syria

21) Operation Cyclone

22) Ali ibn Abi Talib

23) Abu Bakr

24) Omar

25) Uthman ibn Affan

26) Mu'awiya I

27) Yaser Abdel Said kills two daughters in what is believed to be honor killing 

28) Hadith

29) Jihad

30) DAR AL-HARB

Episode #94: 'The Stick'  

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When news first broke that a vaccine for Covid-19 was around the corner Donald Trump was president and it was a few weeks before the 2020 election. Many people believed President Trump was rushing the vaccine as some sort of "October surprise" to win the election, as if he was the one making the decision about when the vaccine would be ready. There was a lot of distrust and skepticism fed to the public at this time about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine, and many of the people who are currently trying to get the public to trust the vaccine were the very people instilling distrust in the vaccine back then. This includes the current President and Vice President of the United States, and many others in mainstream media. Some of these people who doubted the safety of the same vaccine back then have come so far to say it should be mandated today, despite the fact that the vaccine has only been approved under an emergency use authorization and has not received full FDA approval. They say they have tried the carrot, and now it's time for the stick. How are these people hypocrites for changing their stance on the vaccine based on who is president, and how are they tyrants for now supporting mandates for the same vaccine they previously questioned? Join the conversation and get answers to these questions and more on According2Sam episode #94.

* Host, Producer, Engineer​: Samuel C Winchester​

Shownotes

1) COVID Symptoms May Linger In Some Vaccinated People Who Get Infected, Study Finds

2) 33-year-old fully vaccinated woman reportedly dies from COVID-19 complications in rare, breakthrough case

3) OPERATION WARP SPEED

4) Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US

5) Bill Maher Rants About Covid-19 Coronavirus, Here Is What He Got Wrong

6) Bill Maher slams liberals for pushing COVID 'panic porn'

7) CBS News Ben Swann does a "Reality Check" on Pizzagate

8) WHO haunted by old tweet saying China found no human transmission of coronavirus

9) 97% Of People Entering Hospitals For COVID-19 Are Unvaccinated

10) Trump promotes theory suggesting sunlight can kill coronavirus

11) Kamala Harris regrets California truancy law that led to arrest of some parents

12) Biden Approval Drops to 50%, Lowest for Him to Date

13) Psaki says there have been prior breakthrough cases among White House staff

14) Why are some healthcare workers refusing COVID vaccines?

15) Why won’t some health care workers get vaccinated?

16) FDA Aims To Fully Approve COVID Vaccines 'As Quickly As Possible'

17) Revelation 13:17

Episode #93: 'Man of God'  

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Joe Biden is the second Roman Catholic president in American history, and he wears it on his sleeve. He flaunts his faith more than any president since Jimmy Carter. He regularly attends Catholic Mass wearing his deceased son's rosary beads, and he often comments on how his Catholic faith helped him deal with the loss of his first wife and son, Beau. Unlike Kennedy, America's first Catholic president, Biden seeks to highlight how devout he is to the Catholic faith and how it shapes his presidency, so much so that the media has given him titles such as, "The Church Going President" and many others reflecting his piety. This image of the 'pious president' is being threaten right now by Catholic bishops who say Joe Biden and other Catholic politicians are at odds with the teaching of the Church. Bishops in America have decided to make a formal statement clarifying the Catholic Church's beliefs, which will most likely highlight how out of step Biden and other Catholics are with the teachings of the Church. Joe Biden and many others could be denied communion, the most important sacrament in Catholicism. Is there any precedent for something like this in the history of the Catholic Church, and how could this challenge Catholics on key political issues? Join the conversation and get answers to these questions and more on According2Sam episode #93.

* Host, Producer, Engineer​: Samuel C Winchester​

Shownotes

1) U.S. bishops vote to draft Communion statement that may rebuke Biden

2) 60 House Democrats sign letter asking Catholic leaders to reconsider rebuke over abortion

3) Vatican Warns U.S. Bishops About Denying Communion To Supporters Of Abortion Rights

4) Poll: Nearly Three-Quarters Of Catholics Say No Communion For Biden, Catholic Politicians Who Support Abortion

5) Constantius II

6) Julian the Apostate

7) Battle of Adrianople

8) Theodosius I

9) Ambrose

10) Pope Damasus I

11) Massacre of Thessalonica

12) Sack of Rome (410)

13) Sack of Rome (455)

14) The Meeting of Leo the Great and Attila

15) Odoacer

16) Clovis I

17) Jabal al-Nour

18) Isra and Mi'raj

19) Invasion of Banu Qurayza

20) Kaaba

21) Joseph Smith

22) The Truth About The Kaaba - Apostate Prophet 

Episode #92: 'The Bishop'  

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The game of chess is a competitive board game that developed in Europe in the 15th century. The game evolved from similar and much older games from Asia. However, the main twist on the game of chess is the influence of feudal Europe. The pieces of the chessboard represent the systemic structure of feudalism. The king and queen represent the absolute monarchs of Europe. These monarchs carved out fiefdoms in their kingdoms and established an aristocracy as lords in their realms. These feudal lords are represented by the knights. The rook represents the castles, or castle towers in the kingdom, and the serfs and lowborn in the kingdom are represented by the pawns. The bishop represents the Roman Catholic Church, which played a very significant role in the feudal system. Feudalism never could have existed for as long as it did without the divine right to rule which the church bestowed on European monarchs. It was a business decision for the church, which depended on the monarchs for protection. It was a win/win for everyone except the pawns that suffered under this arrangement. Where did the idea of the bishop originate, and how and why did those early ideas of the bishop change? Join the conversation and get answers to these questions and more on According2Sam episode #92.

* Host, Producer, Engineer​: Samuel C Winchester​

Shownotes

1) Critical Theory

2) The 1619 Project

3) The little woman behind a very big war

4) Lewis's trilemma

5) Passover

6) Yom Kippur

7) Human sacrifice in Aztec culture

8) Is St. James Really Buried in Santiago de Compostela, Spain?

9) St James and the Two Faces of Spain

10) Apostolic succession

11) Irenaeus

12) Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople

13) Matthew 16

14) The Lost Tomb of Jesus

15) Has St. Peter returned to Jerusalem? The final resting place of Simon Peter 

16) Donation of Constantine

17) Pope Damasus I

18) Tyndale's Betrayal and Death

19) Easter controversy

Episode #91: 'Church & State'  

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In Joe Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress he said, “We the people are the government. You and I. Not some force in a distant capitol. Not some powerful force that we have no control over. It’s us! It’s ‘We the people’.” This was a profound restatement of the relationship between the American citizen and the American government. Biden was implying the two are synonymous, and that your dreams are the government’s dreams, and your desires are the government’s desires, and that you and the government do the same work and make the same sacrifices to make your dreams and desires a reality. It’s reminiscent of when President Obama said, “You didn’t build that”, implying that the government was there with you making your dreams come true. It’s a far cry from what Ronald Reagan said about the relationship between the individual and the government when he said, “the nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.’” Who is right about this relationship between the people and the government, Biden or Reagan? How does the idea of the separation of church and state prove Joe Biden is wrong, and how do the Bill of Rights also reinforce the fact that the government and the people are separate? Join the conversation and get answers to these questions and more on According2Sam episode #91. 

* Host, Producer, Engineer​: Samuel C Winchester​

Shownotes

1) Princeps

2) Dominate

3) Charles I of England

4) Louis XIV

5) Louis XVI

6) French Revolution

8) Absolute monarchy

9) Avignon Papacy

10) The Revolutionary Dishonesty of the “1619 Project”

11) Titles of Nobility Amendment

12) House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

13) Interdimensional hypothesis

14) Chi Rho

15) Gnosticism

16) Arianism

17) First Council of Nicaea

Episode #90: 'Tetrarchy'  

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In the middle of the Third Century the Roman Empire was in decline and on the verge of collapse. Many issues were contributing to the nadir of the great empire. It was a period of political instability, with many usurpers seizing the title of emperor. There were slave and peasant revolts, and parts of the Empire breaking off to declare their independence, which lead to civil wars. There was high taxation, economic depression, and debasement of the currency. All of this weakened the Roman Empire, and the barbarian tribes from the north seized the opportunity to invade. This only added to the crises. Several men worked to restore the Empire beginning with the Emperor Claudius Gothicus in 268, but it wasn't fully restored until the reign of Diocletian nearly 2 decades later. Diocletian initiated many reforms during his reign and created they largest bureaucracy that the Empire had ever known. One such reform that scholars refer to today as 'tetrarchy', was the most notable. It means the rule of four, and it was Diocletian's plan to share power throughout the massive empire. It also laid out a plan for secession to ensure the peaceful transition of power. How were the Founding Fathers of the United States influenced by Diocletian's reforms, and what impact does this history have on our lives today? Join the conversation and get answers to these questions and more on According2Sam episode #90. 

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Shownotes

1) Crisis of the Third Century

2) Claudius Gothicus

3) Palmyrene Empire

4) Ancient Canaanite religion

5) Occult

6) Cult of Dagon

7) AMIDST THE CROWDS IN ST PETER’S SQUARE, STANDS ANCIENT EGYPT

8) Sol Invictus

9) Saturnalia

10) Aleister Crowley

11) Aurelian

12) Probus

13) Dacia

14) Diocletian

15) Maximian

16) John Maynard Keynes

17) Galerius

18) Maxentius

19) Constantine the Great

20) Licinius

21) Edict of Toleration