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Conspiracies, Politics, and Religion: Questioning Everything and Staying Uncomfortable

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Today's episode is the continuation of the discussion between Keaton, JB, Craig, and I about the illustrious Alex Jones. Part 1 of this conversation was way back in episode 16, which you can and probably should listen to first (link below). Love him or hate him, Alex Jones is an enigma and the leading voice in the world of conspiracies. Is he legit? Is it all an act? Or is he maybe character made up by a certain late comedian? All that and more on today's uncomfortable conversations. 

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I've had a few people recently request that we do more discussions on religious and theological topics, which I'm all for. I always love to get you guys' feedback on what you want to hear from the show. 

So, for today's episode, I invited my own pastor, Lee Bezotte, on to chat about some uncomfortable topics that some people might have a hard time asking their pastor, questions that I wouldn't have necessarily felt comfortable asking some of the pastors I've had in the past, and questions that I feel like a lot of people contemplate. Lee was very generous to give me his time and his thoughts and I greatly appreciate his humble ability to avoid pretending like he has all the answers, as some pastors are prone to doing. 

If you guys enjoy this conversation, let me know, and maybe I'll look for other willing participants in church leadership to jump into the "Pastor Grilling" hot seat in the future. 

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Welcome to The System is Down's very first Casual Friday Skype Party, where we cram as many people into one Skype chat as we can and have a big group discussion about whatever comes up. Attendees for this party were Justin Zelinsky, Melissa Paavola, JB Bryant, Forrest Bezotte, Bruce Willke Jr., Nathan Sipes, Jeanette Sipes, Norah Sipes (interrupting baby), and myself. Some of the topics we covered were Movies, Music, Alex Jones, Vaccines, and Pedophilia. If you'd like to be a part of the next Casual Friday Skype Party, go join our forum at http://tsidpod.com/forum and be on the lookout for the next party scheduling announcement. 

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On October 31, 2017 a terrorist attack occurred in New York City. It was labeled "The biggest terrorist attack on NYC since 9/11". Two days later, few people seem to care. 
In today's episode Craig and I break down some of the strange factors in this attack and speculate on what's really going on. False Flag? Legit attack? Well bring our findings, you be the judge. 

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Attention: Once again, I am not a doomsdayer or a fear-porn advocate by any stretch, but when dates are brought to my attention that could be of potential concern, I just feel like it would be rude to keep it to myself, in case there are people who want to know and take a few safety precautions. I'm not saying this is going to happen, but maybe keep an eye out. That is all. Godspeed, downers! Godspeed!

 

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On today's episode I had the pleasure of chatting with the brilliant and always entertaining Remso Martinez of Haunted Republic and the Remso Republic Podcast. Remso is certainly most well known for his voice as a political commentator and journalist, but the advent of his latest outlet, the paranormal investigation group, Haunted Republic, is now turning some heads in a whole new way. Remso and I chat about his experiences with the paranormal, ghosts vs demons, how you can start investigations of your own, and more.

In the bonus hour, Remso and I discussed everything from aliens, to cults, to Bohemian Grove, to Pizza Gate, to Secret Societies, and much more. You can check out this extended interview by joining The Downers Club at http://tsidpod.com/support

 

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On today's episode, I had the absolute pleasure of talking with conspiracy expert and researcher, Ole Dammegard. In the main episode Ole breaks down his history in conspiracy research and lays out the issues with the Las Vegas / Mandalay Bay shooting that has lead him to the conclusion that it is in fact a false flag attack.

Ole was also graceous enough to give me a bonus hour of content where we discussed the JFK assassination and the upcoming doccument dump, the illuminati card game, his predictions for where the next false flag attack might occur and much much more. To gain access to the bonus episode and all of our bonus content, you can join the downers club and support the show. From now until the first of 2018, membership is on sale for only $1 per month, so join now at http://tsidpod.com/support

 

 

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On today's episode, I had the great pleasure of chatting with United States Libertarian Vice Presidential Candidate in the 2016 election, Judd Weiss. We discussed Judd's time in politics, his fantastic art, and what he believes is the real problem with politics. Enjoy!

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Today's episode is a delightfully uncomfortable one, as my brother-in-law, Cole Elliott and I flesh out our recent disagreements in real time from behind a microphone. Cole takes some issues with certain conspiracy theories, the way I conduct myself in conspiracy conversations, and more. Will this be the end of our friendship? Find out now on The System is Down. Let's get weird!

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On today’s episode, I had the pleasure of once again chatting with film director, Spencer Folmar about his upcoming film, Generational Sins, which comes out this Friday! Since our last episode, I have watched a pre-screening of the film, so we got to really dig into the movie more in depth. 

If you listen to this show regularly, you’ll know that this was much more than a promotional pat on the back. I was happy to share my thoughts good and bad and even poke a little fun at a few things in the film with Spencer. You can’t set out to make a real movie showing real gritty life and expect your reviewers to not be real with their takeaway. Spencer was a great sport, as always, and it was a really fun real conversation and a pleasure. Enjoy!

 

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