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On today's episode we break our typical uncomfortable chats format to celebrate the greatest film franchise in human history, Star Wars. I invited five fellow Star Wars fanatics on to have a big round table discussion about all things Star Wars, as this weekend is the release of the latest installment, Episode 8, The Last Jedi. In addition to this nearly two hour long discussion, we also recorded a bonus hour where we argued The Force Awakens vs Rogue One. The bonus episode got heated and even more entertaining, so don't miss that. For access to the bonus hour and all of our large weekly updated backlog of bonus content, you can join The Downers Club for as little as $1 per month, help support the show, and be a part of something really fun by going to http://tsidpod.com/support. However, there's so much here to get into that you should really stop wasting your time reading and start listening to the FIRST EVER TSID STAR WARS CELEBRATION! Enjoy.

 

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Today's episode is the first of a two-part discussion where Craig and I dig into the horrifying details and evidence on Pizzagate. If you're not familiar with the Pizzagate theory / scandal, it's much less harmless than the name might make you think. From strange coded emails between DC's elite officials, to a plethora of disturbing artwork, to endless accusations tying John and Tony Podesta, Hillary clinton and many more people of power to an alleged ring of child sex slavery, this theory is a far cry from an innocent pizza party... All that and much more on today's uncomfortable discussion "#Pizzagate is Less About Pizza and More About Pedophilia Pt. 1".

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Well downers, it's a busy holiday week and where some podcasters might leave you high and dry with no content to help you weather the chaos, I am here faithfully to provide the much needed distraction. Today's episode is another Questions and Danswers, where I offer you all the opportunity to ask me anything in The System is Down Forum. You come up with your most asinine questions and I attempt to answer them all in the most interesting, honest, and entertaining ways possible. For all you new listeners who have just now stumbled upon the show, this is far from the regular format, so please go check out the back log and stick around for next weeks back-to-form uncomfortable discussion and to the rest of you faithful downers,.... let's get weird!

 

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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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