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We all have our favorite podcasts that we listen to, so I try to keep it short. I take 15-30 minutes and discuss a topic that's bouncing around in my mind and invite you to listen. Find a topic that I've riffed on and see what you think of it.

A Walk Through the Mind BillyBon3s

    • Business
    • 4.0 • 5 Ratings

We all have our favorite podcasts that we listen to, so I try to keep it short. I take 15-30 minutes and discuss a topic that's bouncing around in my mind and invite you to listen. Find a topic that I've riffed on and see what you think of it.

    An Oath of Allegiance

    An Oath of Allegiance

    Every morning in school, we say The Pledge of Allegiance. Why do we do it? Why should we stand and
    salute a piece of cloth?
    https://www.ushistory.org/documents/pledge.htm?vm=r
    https://www.quora.com/Are-there-countries-besides-the-USA-that-say-a-pledge-of-allegiance-to-their-flag?
    share=1
    https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/48138/do-any-other-countries-aside-from-the-us-have-a-
    pledge-of-allegiance
    https://constitutioncenter.org/blog/the-latest-controversy-about-under-god-in-the-pledge-of-allegiance
    https://www.counterpunch.org/2016/09/02/can-we-please-get-rid-of-the-pledge/
    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-man-who-wrote-the-pledge-of-allegiance-93907224/
    https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/22150/why-do-we-sing-national-anthem-sporting-events
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Flag_Code
    www.billybon3s.com

    • 13 min
    The Electoral College

    The Electoral College

    Why do we have the Electoral College? Why not just go with a popular vote?
    https://abovethelaw.com/2016/11/why-is-the-electoral-college-constitutional/?rf=1
    https://purepermuy.wordpress.com/tag/electoral-college/
    https://www.nationalpopularvote.com/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Popular_Vote_Interstate_Compact
    www.billybon3s.com

    • 15 min
    Long Term Effects of the Corona Shutdown

    Long Term Effects of the Corona Shutdown

    Still in a form of lockdown, and looking at past news programs, I question how decisions should be made? How should the Federal government make monetary decisions to support businesses? How much should be shuffled down to the States? At what point does our focus on the Corona virus distract us from the other problems on the horizon through the lockdown?
    Dr. David Katz article:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/20/opinion/coronavirus-pandemic-social-distancing.html
    WA Unemployment Scandal
    https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2020/08/10/washington-state-auditor-esd-fraud-whistleblower.html
    VICE Season 7, episodes 8 & 9
    www.billybon3s.com

    • 17 min
    A Busy Day in America

    A Busy Day in America

    I saw a meme, or at least an artistic derivative, of a Richard Scary Cartoon, which cites everything that appears to be going on in "Trump's America." Would all of this be going on if Trump weren't president?  How much can things be over blown if they're excessively focused on? At what point do we need to focus on our immediate surroundings as opposed to the global outlook? How addicitve is social media?
    Richard Scary Meme:
    https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/417440720022929428/759255184995647508/120014987_10221307109279564_
    661877533256827877_n.png
    Richard Scary "Busy Town" example:
    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-r8pRcWImqeQ/TexJRnx13uI/AAAAAAAAAIk/UMFZFkTL83k/s1600/scarry04.png
    https://www.statista.com/statistics/264810/number-of-monthly-active-facebook-users-worldwide/
    https://zephoria.com/top-15-valuable-facebook-statistics/
    https://www.facebook.com/business/news/insights/generation-z
    No Agenda Social/Mastodon Invite Link:
    https://noagendasocial.com/invite/dCK3m5hP
    www.billybon3s.com

    • 17 min
    Land Management

    Land Management

    Executive Prodcuer: Tony
    https://www.nationalforests.org/our-forests/your-national-forests-magazine/how-trees-survive-and-thrive-after-a-fire
    https://www.thoughtco.com/us-forest-facts-on-forestland-1343034
    https://www.npr.org/2018/08/29/642955787/will-more-logging-save-western-forests-from-wildfires
    https://theconversation.com/many-native-animals-and-birds-thrive-in-burned-forests-research-shows-94808
    https://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/2019/09/opinion-spotted-owl-protections-didnt-kill-logging-jobs-timber-industry-did.html
    https://www.newsweek.com/why-protecting-northern-spotted-owl-sparks-forest-fires-689546
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_spotted_owl
    https://rationalconspiracy.com/2012/07/15/save-the-trees-use-more-paper/
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/chuckdevore/2019/02/25/wildfires-caused-by-bad-environmental-policy-are-causing-california-forests-to-be-net-co2-emitters/#219cdc725e30
    https://reason.com/2020/09/14/western-wildfires-can-be-prevented-if-burdens-on-forest-management-are-eased/
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/energy/mismanaged-overcrowded-forests-provide-fuel-to-historic-california-wildfires-experts-say
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/chuckdevore/2018/11/27/trumps-right-about-californias-fires-it-wasnt-climate-change-two-new-california-laws-prove-it/#790fc2dc22e3
    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-says-raking-would-help-prevent-forest-fires_n_5bf0d578e4b0f32bd58a1aba
    https://mynorthwest.com/category/podcast_player/?a=c9ec6d98-6d9f-46b3-a2fa-ac3300102722&sid=1018&n=The+Jason+Rantz+Show
    Picture of the giant tree (I guess it's not really 25' in diameter):
    https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3136/3050439738_a9553600d4_z.jpg
    www.billybon3s.com

    • 23 min
    Hiding Records

    Hiding Records

    I've just finished a book that tells the story of how the CIA helped influence the crack epidemic in the
    USA, and started another book that mentions George W. Bush wanting to cover up his family's own history
    from historians. These details about our government wanting to cover things up lead me down a FOIA
    rabbit hole.
    https://www.rcfp.org/journals/the-news-media-and-the-law-winter-2004/presidential-records-remain/
    https://www.cia.gov/news-information/featured-story-archive/2018-featured-story-archive/george-h-w-
    bush2014the-11th-director-of-central-intelligence.html
    https://theduran.com/list-of-foreign-governments-overthrown-by-the-cia-is-massive/
    https://www.globalresearch.ca/a-timeline-of-cia-atrocities/5348804
    https://www.worldtribune.com/obama-puts-his-presidential-records-off-limits-for-12-years/
    https://www.sej.org/publications/watchdog-tipsheet/obama-orders-rollback-bush-secrecy-1st-day
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/obama-administration-spent-36m-on-records-lawsuits-last-year/
    https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/07/22/exclusive-media-requests-for-epa-records-soar-under-trump/
    https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/why-is-the-obama-administration-trying-to-keep-11000
    -documents-sealed-67555/
    https://firstamendmentwatch.org/deep-dive/the-limits-of-transparency-and-foia-under-trump/
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/foia-federal-government-sets-new-record-for-censoring-withholding-files-
    trump-administration/
    http://foiaproject.org/2018/01/16/lawsuits-trump-first-year/
    http://foiaproject.org/
    Books:
    Dark Alliance
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40718249-dark-alliance
    Family of Secrets
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4274612-family-of-secrets
    www.billybon3s.com

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

Ramitin Bawdeep ,

Great podcast

A great podcast. Nice,relaxed style where his opinions aren't rammed down your throat. A very thought provoking half hour or so.

Ramitin Bawdeep ,

Awesome

This is an exellent podcast, it's only around 30 odd minutes long but Billy's style is very laid back and it is quite thought provoking without being in your face or opinionated.

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