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

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The question of the day is... Where do you get your information?... As the traditional news sources continue to show their biased hands and become less and less trustworthy, where do you go?

The internet is (sometimes) a wonderful thing. Thanks to the inception of podcasts and online shows, we now have the ability to look elsewhere, weigh the evidence and talking points for ourselves, and come to our own conclusions. In just a matter of months since my discovering of him, Frankie Val of the Quite Frankly podcast has quickly become one of my favorite sources of information. Frank gives raw, unfiltered, pull-no-punches, authentic commentary on what is going on in the world today to the best of his knowledge and his show is one that comes highly recommended by me. 

Today's episode is my conversation with Frank. We dug into how he got his start in talk-radio, the hurdles that he's faced, his thoughts on the current state of information media and political outrage, and much more. 

 

Question Everything and Stay Uncomfortable 

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The question of the day is... How much is enough? Is there a point where you have too much or should feel bad for having more posessions in one room of your house than many people will ever own in their lifetime? Let me know.

Today's episode is my conversation with repeat offender Gret Glyer, the CEO and creator of one of my favorite companies, DonorSee. DonorSee is something that has honestly impacted my life in a great way and helped me to become a better and more charitable human being.

Gret's story is a very important one. If you want the full rundown of what DonorSee is and how it came to being, go WAY back to the beginning of this show and check out episode 8, "Gret Glyer Saves the World". 

This time we dug more into the state of cushy America and Gret's thoughts on our arguments over one American priveledge vs another, when is enough enough, what sets DonorSee apart from the charity herd and much more.

Question Everything and Stay Uncomfortable 

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The question of the day is… What would it take for you to change your mind?… We all have deep set beliefs on everything from politics, to religion, to social issues, to conspiracies, and beyond. I would encourage you to question why it is that you believe what you believe and what evidence to the contrary it would take for you to believe the opposite.

 

My guest today is a great example of the of value of having an open mind. You might not know him by name just yet. You might know him as “Unhinged Backflipping #NeverTrump Activist”. Tyler Baggins is a man who tasted some internet fame when a video of him angrily screaming at Trump supporters and failing to land a backflip outside a Trump rally went viral. This video was shared around by outlets like Infowars and Vice and quite often understandably used as an example of the irrationality of the hard leftist protesters.

 

But that was then…. and now…. Tyler is a Trump supporter. *gasp*

That’s right, Tyler has done his own digging kept an open mind and done a 180 on his political views.

 

My interest in having Tyler on was not because he’s a Trump supporter, but because I find it fascinating when anyone believes one way so strongly and end up changing their views when new information is presented to them. That is a quality that is grossly lacking in today’s social structure. In a world where everyone is telling you to be mad and hate people of of different beliefs, we need a lot more open minded maniacs like Tyler Baggins.

 

So what made him change his mind? Is he really an attention seeking troll? Does he use the same angry tactics to protest for the other side now? All of that and more on today’s episode of The System is Down “Leftist SJW Maniac Changes His Mind w. Tyler Baggins”.

Question Everything and Stay Uncomfortable 

Let's get weird!

 

 

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The question of the day is... Abortion?

This is an issue that has been politicized and used to divide the masses. One side thinks that the other is trying to take away women's rights, while the other side thinks that the first side is murdering babies... So where do you stand? It's a sticky subject, to say the least, so it is, of course, perfect for The System is Down.

I know a lot of people don't like to take a stance, don't like to think about it because it's not something that has affected them personally, but I would strongly encourage those people to dig into it and figure out what they really think on the topic and... who knows?... Maybe see if those beliefs are swayed after this conversation.

Today's episode is my discussion with the former insider who had a jarring change of heart after eight years working for Planned Parenthood, Abby Johnson. We dug deep into her story, her experience working for the company, the reality of the abortion process, what changed her mind / occupation, the disgusting way that Planned Parenthood responded to her resignation and much much more. 

Was my opinion swayed? Will your opinion be swayed? Find out now on The System is Down "Abortion Reality w. Former Planned Parenthood Director, Abby Johnson".

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You know... There are just not enough hours in the day... It's something that I heard adults say many times when I was a child and teen, but there are seriously not enough hours in the day. Between eight hours of shutting your body down to 8-10 hours of work to family, friends, hobbies, etc,... life is just so full these days... And I'm not saying this to complain. I have a great life, a great job, a great family, and great hobbies, all of which I greatly enjoy, but there's just not nearly enough time to do all the things I want to accomplish in this life...

Anyway, that's totally unrelated to the content of this episode, but the reason why this episode is coming out a couple hours later than usual.

Today's episode is my conversation with repeat offender, Remso Martinez. Remso just wrote and released his first book, Stay Away from the Libertarians. This is not just an hour long plug for the book. I actually have not even yet read it, but my copy should be coming in the mail today and, after our discussion, I'm pretty stoked to jump into it. In this episode we dug into a lot of topics.. updates on the plethora of things that Remso has been up to, what happened to his show, Remso Republic, where he's taken his ghost hunting endeavors, and a whole bunch of his personal and political experiences and ideas. I might even get him to elude to his unspoken plans in running for office.

Why should you "Stay Away from the Libertarians"? What does this book bring new to the table of discussion? Why is Remso so annoyed by Anarchists? All of that and more on today's episode of The System is Down!

Let's get weird!

Question Everything and Stay Uncomfortable

 

Stay Away From the Libertarians: https://www.amazon.com/Stay-Away-Libertarians-Remso-Martinez/dp/1719234973/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1529910645&sr=8-1&keywords=stay+away+from+the+libertarians

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 The question of the day is... Transgenderism?... That's it because there are so many questions around this topic. Should they get to choose their bathrooms, should they get to participate in the sports categories that they identify as, are their brains in the wrong body, should it be treated as a mental illness, and so on and so forth?...

On today's episode I brought my TriPartisan (Democrat, Republican, and Libertarian) team back on to discuss this sticky subject and the implications that it has and could potentially have on our society moving forward. 

While none of us are transgendered individuals, I think it's an important one to talk about and break down. This show is all about discussing the uncomfortable topics and disagreeing in a civil manner and that's exactly what we did. 

We all agree with the idea of "don't be a dick", but there are a lot of implications here, lines to definite, and... dare I say it?... slippery slopes that we need to process.

All of that and more on today's episode of The System is Down: Tripartisan Triggering: Transgenderism

Let's get weird!

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Well, we're back again with another unorthodox episode to bring you another update on this case. Some strange twists have popped up and it's getting harder and harder to know who to trust. Either way, something fishy is going on and I believe there is more to this than we're being led to believe. You be the judge. 

 

Question Everything and Stay Uncomfortable

 

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Well, we're continuing with the unconventionality because I feel pretty strongly about this case and keeping you guys and gals up to date on what's happening. If you're not familiar, check out episode 59 where we broke down the first days of Veterans on Patrol's attempt to expose child sex slavery camps and what appears to be the media and government's attempt to stop them. 

#OperationBackYardBrawl is a prime example of what this show is all about, Questioning Everything and Staying Uncomfortable. These brave men and women are putting politics and differences aside, putting themselves in harms way, and doing the hard tasks that the authorities not only refuse to do, but seem to be trying to prevent.

In today's episode, Craig and I continue our dig and bring you the latest updates to the best of our knowledge. This case is unfolding quickly in real time right before our eyes and while everyone else chooses to ignore it, as long as there is new evidence to report, you can bet we're going to continue to report on it. Help spread the word. We need all eyes on this case before it disappears.

Your regular funcomfortable content will return to it's normal schedule soon. In the meantime...

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Well ladies and gentlemen, this episode is a very unconventional one for this show. We were first alerted to this case on Tuesday and we recorded this episode documenting every thing that we knew so far about it. The plan was to release this in the normal Monday morning slot on June 11, 2018. However, this case is unfolding so rapidly in front of our eyes and because I think it is so important to get out there, I decided to do an early release.

As more evidence comes to light, we will try to keep you informed on what we know as much as possible. There's a chance that we'll have another full episode on the topic come Monday with completely new findings. I can't say for sure yet, but stay tuned. 

There are some dark forces at play here and it really seems like someone is trying very hard to keep the public from finding out about it. We're not going to let that happen. 

Question Everything and Stay Uncomfortable

 

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The question of the day is... "Psychedelics: Good? Bad? Dangerous? Revolutionary?"

Of course there is still a massive stigma around this topic and it's very likely the result of lack of education or experience. From anarchy to death metal, people are always the most frightened of what they just don't understand.

I myself, have personally never tried psychedelics, so I cannot and will not speak to the values or harm, but I am fascinated by many of the stories I've heard from people that do. Psychedelics are a profound and largely unexplainable phenomenon that exists in our world and I believe we are doing a great disservice to our species in not investigating their effects further.

My guest today, I suppose you could say is a psychedelics connoisseur of sorts; Mike Brancatelli of the Mikeadelic podcast. Mike has gone to great lengths to respectfully study and educate people on the topic. 

In this episode we discussed Mike's history that lead to his fascination with the psychedelic substances, his latest Iowaska adventure, his best and worst trips, and much more. 

Is Mike Brancatelli just some EDM hippie burnout junkie, or is he just some dude in search of his best life? Find out now on today's episode of The System is Down.  

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