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

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Divorce is never not messy, but custody wars are hell. Today’s episode is my conversation with Alex Jones’ (Infowars) ex-wife Kelly Jones, who is smack dab in the middle of an ugly uphill custody battle with a man of great wealth, influence, and power.

You might think Alex Jones is maverick, an info warrior, or just a funny meme about gay frogs, but today you’ll hear the dark reality of who Alex Jones really is when the cameras aren’t rolling and what it’s like to fight for the right to raise your own children.

All of that and more on today’s episode of The System is Down with Kelly Jones.

 

Question Everything and Stay Uncomfortable

 

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May 14, 2018

55: MOM w. My Mom

What do you do when your mom finds out that you dig into and believe some crazy things... things that might go against how she raised you to think?...

Whereas some might try to avoid bringing it up, as the host of the uncomfortable conversations podcast, it would be pretty hypocritical of me to not just invite her on the show to have a one on one uncomfortable conversation about it. So, that's what I did.

Enjoy. Happy Mother's Day. Let's get weird! 

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Do you just love your daily 9-5 job and working for the weekend? What if you didn't have to clock-in and clock-out of the system every day? What if you didn't have to wear pants to work? What if you were able to get paid handsomely for something that you're actually passionate about?


Today's episode is my conversation with the great Jason Stapleton of The Jason Stapleton Program, where we discussed all the joys and struggles of entrepreneurship. Jason shares his back story from childhood to the Marines to self-made entrepreneur and beyond. If you think there's something standing in your way of pursuing your passion, it's probably YOU and hopefully this conversation will be the boot that you need to go out and make it happen. 

So, if you think that this just sounds like some sort of self-help motivational speech... you're probably right and to that I say... you're welcome! Go get it!

The Jason Stapleton Program: https://jasonstapleton.com/

Jason on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jason_stapleton

Jason on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theliveshowtv/ 

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On today’s episode, we celebrate the first full year of The System is Down, by going back to square one. Way back in episode one, Craig, Cole, Nathan, and I just had a good round table discussion about where we each personally stood on our three main uncomfortable topics, Conspiracies, Politics, and Religion. Now, one year later, we took the time to catch up and see how we’ve progressed. Did anyone do complete 180’s or will this be the exact same conversation as episode one? Find out on todays’ episode of The System is Down, The Uncomfortable Pow Wow 2.

Happy Birthday and let’s get weird!

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In today's bonus episode, I am joined by Jon (Jonye West) Schweppe to cover the latest breaking news on Kanye West and his recent potential career suicide tweets. 

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Is the truth stranger than fiction? You be the judge.

 

A few months back I was contacted by Ole Dammegard with a request that I get his friend Cody Snodgres on the show. Cody is a former CIA Black Ops Contractor who has been silent for decades and has now decided to come forward and blow the whistle on all of the corruption that he has witnessed within our government and beyond.

During his many years as a Black Ops contractor, Cody carried out many operations that would keep most people up at night and it sent him into a dark depression, but when he was asked to carry out the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City (aka the OKC Bombing), he knew that things had gone too far and he put his foot down. Life for Cody certainly didn’t get easier from there.

In today’s episode you’ll hear some of Cody’s story, get a large peak behind the dark curtain into how the world really operates, and much much more.

Understanding that many of you will be very skeptical about this man’s authenticity, I invited Ole back on the show to share his experience with Cody, how they came in contact, and why Ole firmly believes that Cody is telling the truth.

 

 

http://codysnodgres.com/

https://www.lightonconspiracies.com/

https://www.lightonconspiracies.com/cody/

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The Christian entertainment industry is a strange beast. Is it a ministry, is it a business, is it just preaching to the choir, is it a fast pass to moderate monetary success?

To answer some of these questions I went to someone who has been a personal creative influence of mine for almost half of my life and who has been (not entirely intentionally) a part of the Christian entertainment biz that whole time, Toby Morrell of Emery and Bad Christian.

It was a really fun and chill conversation and, where 16 year old Dan would have fan-boy’d out over this guy, 30 year old Dan just appreciates the honor of chatting with a childhood hero and getting to pick his brain a bit on the current state of things.

Toby and the Bad Christian guys also have a documentary in the works titled, What Would Jesus Sell that will inevitably dig into a lot of the topics that we covered in this conversation. For more information on that, Toby’s bands, his podcasts and everything else, just check out the links below.

Alright… let’s get weird.

http://wwjs.film/

http://badchristian.com

http://www.emerymusic.com/

https://www.mattandtobyband.com/

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TSID is here to prove otherwise. The person you disagree with is not your enemy. They’re just someone who thinks that they too know what’s best. If anything, the person who tells you that the person you disagree with is your enemy, is in fact, your enemy. Don’t listen.

Way back in episodes 19 and 20 I did an experiment in having a Republican, a Democrat, and a Libertarian on to discuss some hot-button issues. Nobody got triggered, nobody called names or yelled, they just had a reasonable rational discussion about disagreements. Why does that sound so foreign these days?

Those episodes got some great feedback and it was fantastic to hear three rational sides of each opinion, so I’ve decided to do more of these. We’re calling them TriPartisan Triggering. We plan to do many more in the future and this is the first official. So sit forward, don’t relax, and enjoy a real life conversation between humans that disagree. Let’s get weird.

 

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Anarchy! It’s defined by riots, chaos, and Hot Topic fashion, right? Wrong!

On today’s episode I had an extremely fun and laid back conversation with anarchist podcaster, Rodger Paxton (of Pax Libertas Productions) about the true definition of “anarchy”. I had a great time picking his brain on the extents and functionality and what exactly a truly anarchist utopia would look like.

This one is certain to be an enjoyably challenging jimmy rustling topic for many to wrap their brains around, but that’s what we’re all about here on The System is Down. So sit forward, don’t relax and let’s get weird!

 

Pax Libertas Productions: http://paxlibertas.com/

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Today’s episode is the conclusion of our series on Waco. Last week’s episode was my conversation with Gary Noesner who was the FBI negotiator on the case, so if you missed that, you definitely need to go check it out. On this episode, I had the absolute pleasure of getting the other side of the story from Branch Dividian and one of the few Waco survivors, David Thibodeau.

25 years ago today, David was right in the middle of this mess knowing that any day he could be shot and killed essentially for his beliefs. Thankfully, he made it out and I am honored to be able to get to speak with him and help share his story.

 

David Thibodeaus Book:https://www.amazon.com/Place-Called-Waco-Survivors-Story/dp/1891620428

Waco the Miniseries: http://www.paramountnetwork.com/shows/waco

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