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California man sentenced to 20 years in fatal “swatting”, calling the cops is always a bad idea, New Zealand democracy turns against itself, perceptions of risk, New Zealand gang leaders refuse to turn in guns, Hell’s Angels and street gangs vow to defend mosques in New Zealand, Kentucky governor signs bill outlawing sex between people and animals, lawmakers introduce bill to make Puerto Rico a state, man steals $122 from Facebook and Google by sending random bills, 1 in 4 young Americans didn’t have sex last year-record high, don’t blame the teenagers, Facebook to ban white nationalism and separatism, YouTube radicalization and the rabbit hole, apparently Beijing is the world’s food delivery empire, age checks to watch online porn in the UK, synthetic alcohol without the dangers?

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Retired Florida cop punches old lady in the face over a parking spot, Florida woman accused of shoplifting and masturbating in front of teen on way to jail, why are there so many wild crime stories in Florida? The hidden costs of drug prohibition, nearly half of Americans have a close family member that has been incarcerated, the normalization of jail, 61% of Americans want weed to be legalized, New Zealanders have surrendered 37 out of 1.2 million private firearms since the Mosque shooting, Russia investigation concluded, Italy bans unvaccinated children from schools, artificial meat: UK scientists growing ‘bacon’ in labs, killing some chickens, housing a prisoner in California now costs more than a year at Harvard, how the National Enquirer got Bezos’ texts: it paid $200,000 to his lover’s brother.

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U.S. cancels large scale military exercises in South Korea, Trump’s defense of Kim Jong Un leads to discord with parents of Otto Warmbier, the difference between a sociopath and a psychopath, federal lawsuit takes aim at Nevada’s brothels, lawmakers push to legalize prostitution in New York, federal officials won’t pursue charges against cop who shot unarmed black man, 200 empires have come and gone in world history the US will be the same, the United  City-States of America, man delivering food arrested after dipping his testicles in salsa over low tip, Florida man threw old toilet through window of school board building in East St. Louis, lobbying powerhouse Ron Book charged with DUI after Lamborghini crash, Starbucks’ music is driving employees nuts, nudists plan roller-coaster world record attempt, person shot after stealing a leaf blower, Walmart Is eliminating greeters and so workers with disabilities feel targeted.

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Actor Justin Smollet fakes racist attack on himself, Ohio nail shop called ‘Hand Jobs Nail & Spa’ under fire for its controversial name, Supreme Court rules against excessive fines/fees/forfeiture, Houston police chief ends no-knock raids after shootout, Trump launches global gay rights initiative, Trump administration wanted to sell nuclear power plants to Saudi Arabia, the leftward drift of the Democratic Party, the leftward drift of the west in general, Democrats becoming less white, more educated, more liberal, Tulsi Gabbard explains why war is bad to clueless hacks on “The View”, how a one million person tribe in Indonesia keeps their dead relatives at home feeding and cuddling their bodies, 11 year old shoots home intruder says invader was “crying like a baby”, Lincoln County now a 2nd amendment sanctuary city, California lawmakers propose state wide tax on sugary drinks, the rise of DIY podcasts, some airlines have cameras in their seat-back screens, Zuckerberg forgetting about Facebook’s Portal doesn’t want ‘a camera in everyone’s living room’, Zuckerberg quite possibly the worst billionaire in the United States, Zuckerberg quite possibly non human, Jussie Smollett just wanted more money, Payless ShoeSource closing all 2,100 U.S. stores, R.I.P. Sears, California considers doing away with speed limits on two highways, speed limits are dangerous.

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Stockton California starts $500 monthly UBI experiment, record 7 million Americans have stopped paying their car loans, Trump declares state of emergency to build wall, voters split on the border wall, rapper killed by cops while asleep in his car, national debt hits milestone of $22 trillion, undercover cop lied about undercover buy that led to deadly drug raid, ex-Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke beaten in federal prison, couple holds wedding in Walmart’s flower department, Gates Foundation annual letter, Portland considers protection against discrimination for atheists and agnostics, El Chapo’s IT guy had a nervous breakdown, gay conversion therapy, federal witness protection program, first contact with melted nuclear crap at Fukushima plant, U.S. student debt in ‘serious delinquency’ tops $166B, “U.S. is getting closer to a recession.”

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Kid with the last name Trump falls asleep during Trump speech, American anarchist murdered in Acapulco, Cody Wilson indicted on multiple charges, person upset by Virginia governor’s abortion stance tipped off about racist photo, veterinarian stitched bags of heroin into the bodies of puppies to use them as drug mules, drug dogs, Black Panthers in prison after 46 years, the New Black Panthers are racist assholes, man in Smokies dies of meth, bear eats man in Smokies who died of meth, man kills bear in Smokies who ate man who died of meth, Colorado woman dies after two kidneys mistakenly removed, incompetent doctors, fake doctors, weird doctors, 8 children taken to hospital after eating weed gummy bears, anti-weed book pushes “reefer madness” hysteria, frozen cat covered in ice revived after being found in snowbank, cryogenics and weird rich people, one school district’s security upgrade includes facial recognition to track IDs and AR-15s, school in China, schools in England introduce a new subject: “mindfulness,” wtf is mindfulness, German town votes no to street addresses, new study says smoking weed is associated with higher sperm count, El Paso zoo will feed animals cockroaches named after your ex on Valentine’s Day, “living alone can be deadly” – if you’re not rich, of course.

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Burgerville employees organize first fast food labor union, scientists in Israel may have found a cure for cancer, obese woman who advocated plus size positivity dies from heart attack at 49, Leslie Van Houten makes parole again, police ask criminals not to commit crimes because it’s too cold, feds end investigation into Vegas shooting-no motive found, police make 10 million arrests a year but that doesn’t mean they are solving crimes, neighbors of slain couple who shot 4 cops dispute police story, cop who shot fellow officer was drinking on duty, public dissection was a gruesome spectacle, the French have managed to preserve their intellectual book culture, the personal toll of whistle blowing, prisons are quietly building databases of incarcerated people’s voice prints, SF proposal would ban government use of facial recognition in the city, self-driving cars will “cruise” to avoid paying to park.
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The condition of internet freedom 6 years after the death of Aaron Schwartz, divided about immigration because we speak different languages, Vilfredo Pareto, South Carolina town now a Juggalo free zone, Juggalos VS facial recognition software, wearing a mask in public, Illinois thinks it is now taxing lap dances, tourists relax on the beach in Acapulco among bullet ridden bodies, 7 Star Trek series to be on the air by 2020, how anarchists respond to the government “shutdown,” what’s causing the rise of hoarding disorder, U.S. now says all online gambling is illegal, U.S. proposes to allow drone operation at night over people, hackers broke into an SEC database and made millions from inside information, against federal identification numbers, Costco is opening a $440 million chicken farm to escape America’s chicken monopoly, Florida man drives golf cart drunk barks like a dog and gives deputies the middle finger, getting tasered by Reno 911.

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Government shutdown highlights issues that 78% of workers live paycheck to paycheck, research shows affluent Americans barely recognize US income gap, lawsuit by families of Sandy Hook victims against Alex Jones advances, Alex Jones IS the crisis actor, man accused of killing brother with a sword, lizard people, schizophrenia on drugs, new congressional marijuana bill is numbered HR 420, Portland bar sues bartender for $115,000 for drinking on the job, people like to talk to strangers, repeated radio signals are coming from galaxy 1.5 billion light years away, cancer in America is way down for the wealthy, people older than 65 share the most fake news, Attack the System mentioned in “Anarchism in 2018” podcast by The Brilliant, not being recognized by the Church.

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All the crazy things corrupt public officials bought with your money this year, IRS plans to take taxpayer money but not issue refunds during shutdown, hundreds of TSA screeners working without pay call in sick at major airports, former Manson follower granted parole, driver arrested for testing positive for “every possible detectable drug,” Florida man worried about vampires burns down his house, “Florida man” in general, Florida woman attacks parents after they refuse to take her to Outback Steakhouse, man makes pipe guns and sells them to gun buy back programs, high risk ATF targets, Yemen clocks over 52,000 attacks total 50 airstrikes per day on average for 2018, China lands spacecraft on the moon, the cost of living has risen faster in Seattle than in any other city, astronaut accidentally called 911 from space, living paycheck to paycheck is disturbingly common, Dr. He and CRISPR, the new wave of sobriety start-ups shaking up the 12-step model.

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12.30.18

Syria/Afghan troop withdrawal, Congress strengthens police state in order to wage war on sex workers, moral panics, study finds police officers arrested 1100 times per year, the possibility of future left/right violence, Casey Anthony gets her own reality show, Casey Anthony 4 President, cat owners more likely to be into BDSM than other people, House passes bill banning eating dogs and cats, the sacred dog, Zimbabwe’s health minister says Chinese condoms too small, Amazon’s Alexa suggests murder in AI experiment, the possibility of artificial intelligence reaching a level of self awareness, the world through the eyes of Americans, the impact homelessness and the opioid crisis are having on SF streets, the Dollar Store backlash has begun, London Metropolitan Police deploy facial recognition tech with a 100% failure rate, innocent New York man billed $4,600 for police rectal probe, Fukushima’s surfers riding on radioactive waves, unmanned grocery delivery is underway in Arizona, autonomous advertisement is coming, Happy New Year from AttacktheSystem.com.

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12.16.18

Senate votes to end support for Saudi war on Yemen/passes resolution condemning Saudis for Khashoggi murder, Saudi Arabia still sells castrated black slaves, Trump’s legal woes worsen, Trump says “the people would revolt” if he were impeached, Utah reduces DUI limit to .05, Tommy Chong on Canada’s weed legalization and underground market, California considers a tax on texting, feminists think sexist men are sexier than “woke” men, the new generation of Unabomber acolytes, Charles Manson and the white cult, Antifa VS Anonymous, left-right gen pop anxiety, Taylor Swift tracked stalkers with facial recognition at her concert, the Kardashians, 20 men brought up on gun charges stemming from Houston rappers music video, country pop music, ‘racist’ Gandhi statue removed from University of Ghana, anarchists helped Californian fire refugees in a Walmart parking lot where people were already living, Walmarts are the new mining camps, technocrats are the new robber barons, mass democracy.

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12.10.18

Sex robot creator is ready to make a baby with his machine, PETA says to stop using anti-animal language, the white supremacy-milk connection, the yellow vest riots in France, 95% of speed cameras in French region destroyed during riots, James Fields convicted of 1st degree murder for Charlottesville killing, Chinese scientists and gene edited babies, exorcisms are gaining popularity in the US, Satanic sculpture installed at Illinois Statehouse, missing Emirati princess planned escape for seven years, Israeli software helped Saudis spy on Khashoggi lawsuit says, Australia’s vague anti-encryption law sets a dangerous new precedent, Facebook and mass stupidity.

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12.02.18

Former President George H.W. Bush dies at 94, the ruling classes live longer, suicide rates at a 50 year peak, life expectancy declines, senior citizens replacing teenagers as fastfood workers, the rise of the inter-generational household, ballot initiative for decriminalization of magic mushrooms may be on Oregon ballot in 2020, the Senate’s Yemen vote is a historic first, Rand Paul works to block aid to Israel and gets attacked by Zionist groups, Marc Lamont Hill calls for a “free Palestine” and gets fired from CNN.

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11.25.18

Trump lets the cat out of the bag on Israel and Saudi Arabia, American missionary killed by natives on North Sentinal Island, Trump’s Playboy model wife to speak at Christian university event, young people leaving religion, churches starting to close, number of witches growing in US as Christianity declines, social dislocation and dysfunction, identity issues, the wealth gap in the USA, Latin American-looking Californication, bullshit jobs and the yoke of managerial feudalism, suicide increasing among American workers, Republican governor blames mass shootings on Zombie television, George Soros, mainstream paranoia.

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11.11.18

Mass shooting in California, Thousand Oaks was ranked third safest city in America, “we don’t know how to stop mass shootings,” overnight celebrity, midterm elections, how great the U.S. economy is doing, the Antifa at Tucker Carlson’s home, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she can’t afford to move to DC before job in Congress starts, Girl Scouts sue Boy Scouts over name change, dueling culture, gangsters and librarians, all U.S. National Parks free to enter on Sunday, Bring Your Own Knife, surgery students losing dexterity to stitch patients, kids’ apps are crammed with ads, government workers, cryptocurrency millionaire wants to build a utopia in Nevada, thousands of Swedes are inserting microchips under their skin, cashless world.

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Keith & R.J. are back with the news of the week.

Topics include:

Domestic terrorism, mental illness in radical politics, mental illness in mainstream politics, blow back against Saudi Arabia, Soft Bank serves as a front for Saudi monarchs, beacon of bullshit against Iran, US-Middle East geopolitical alignment, migrant caravan story is hyped to death, Pirate Party leader to become mayor of Prague, Trump has three phones, Silicon Valley elites keep their kids away from their own tech, the population seems to be getting stupider, what a civil war would look like, Dem candidate says dogs are smarter than cops, Michigan moves to ban crunk juice, when politicians settled disputes with pistols.

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Keith & R.J. talk about PC culture and tribalism in America.

Articles discussed:

Hidden Tribes: A Study of America’s Polarized Landscape by Stephen Hawkins, Daniel Yudkin, Miriam Juan-Torres, Tim Dixon

Americans Strongly Dislike PC Culture by Yascha Mounk

The Threat of Tribalism by Amy Chua

Voluntary Tribalism: Why Not? by Nicky Reid

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The bizarre Supermicro motherboard situation, scholars have fake papers published in academic journals, scam artistry in supposed scholarship, exchange of words between Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, risky selfies killed 269 people in 6 years, car crashes killed 37,133 people in the US in 2017, self-driving car accidents, dead pedestrians, guy says he’s “ready to kill” if Kavanaugh is not confirmed, town in Bosnia bans all politicians, US unemployment rate falls to a 49 year low at 3.7 percent, 8 year-old-girl pulls 1,500-year-old sword from a lake in Sweden, Florida man tried to buy 8-year-old girl from mother at Walmart for $200,000, People of Walmart.

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Keith & R.J. cover the news of the week

Nearly a third of US voters expect civil war within 5 years, ignorance is a problem, red vs blue, the real issue with Kavanaugh, Bill Cosby sentenced to 3 to 10 years in prison, black people who criticize African American culture, Ahvaz military parade attack, English guy with a bionic penis, inner city delivery room security, Kanye West is a trip, Taylor Swift IRL, gay penguins kidnap baby penguin from straight penguins, rapist gets joint custody of the child, article about Voltairine de Cleyre appears in the New York Times, Voltairine’s fight, Trump talks about two-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Trump is not his usual-asshole-self around Israel, Libyans miss life under Gaddafi, Gaddafi’s Green Book anarchist manifesto and middle eastern Michael Jacksonism, Florida guy gets 20 years for stealing $600 worth of cigarettes, warning shot in public, assault with a deadly weapon, Mexico’s drug cartels going into the gasoline industry, confessions of a fake news writer, drone hobbyists angered by Congress ending “aerial wild west,” double/triple/super illegal, psychogenic death, Nietzsche’s fight.

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Keith & R.J. cover the news of the week

Cody Wilson catches teen sex assault case, the State loves sexual assault, why US radicalism failed, Florida neighbors horrified by nudist family doing yard work, Florida deputies say woman stole marijuana that washed up on the beach, Ernie and Bert are not gay, college students struggle to vote because they don’t know where to buy stamps, Maine restaurant gets lobsters high on pot before killing them, a parrot returns to British owners speaking Spanish 4 years after disappearing, Inside Edition crew robbed while reporting on Bay Area crime, Senate approves $674 billion defense budget, Democrats control elite colleges, Judge Napolitano says Kavanaugh is an enemy of the 4th Amendment, Christian zealot beheads girlfriend because she refused to repent, being stabbed in the back, 2018’s “Happiest States” in America.

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Keith & R.J. on the news of the week

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Crooked cop pimps, border patrol serial killer, off-duty female cop shooter, U.S. Brazilian-like economy is booming, pot shop clerk fights off robbers with a bong, British MP wants to “fight hate,” former boxer Oscar De La Hoya wants to be president of the United States, successful psychopaths, self-mutilation, the future of electoral politics, the permanent power elite, Las Vegas professor shoots himself in the arm to protest Trump, self-immolation, Congress sneaking through $38B to Israel, Trump and Israel, secession talk in California, death count in Puerto Rico, “one million water bottles” in Puerto Rico, never trust a government during an emergency evacuation, author of “how to murder your husband” charged with murdering her husband, transgender group says gulags were very compassionate institutions, Tim Allen is “kind of an anarchist,” Anne Hathaway is kind of dead inside.

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