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Failed State Update Joseph L. Flatley

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Stories and conversations from the end of America.

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My book NEW AGE GRIFTER: THE TRUE STORY OF GABRIEL OF URANTIA AND HIS COSMIC FAMILY is available for preorder *now* from Bookshop.org: https://bookshop.org/books/new-age-grifter-the-true-story-of-gabriel-of-urantia-and-his-cosmic-family/9781627311106 Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/failedstateupdate/support

    74. The King of Stolen Valor and Other Weird Stories w/Oki

    74. The King of Stolen Valor and Other Weird Stories w/Oki

    Oki is a Canadian documentarian with a keen eye for unusual subject matter. We spoke to him back in January when he infiltrated a cabal of conspiracy theorists who use hypnosis to "prove" that there is a secret space program operating throughout the universe. His latest doc, The King of Stolen Valor, is a must-see. It is the story of Jonathan "Jack" Idema, a former U.S. Army non-commissioned officer who was found guilty of running a private prison in Afghanistan and torturing Afghan citizens. Idema was posing as a US government-sponsored special forces officer at the time. The US government claims no knowledge of his operations. After spending three years in an Afghan prison, he traveled to Mexico, where he died of AIDS in 2012.

    Oki's latest doc, The King of Stolen Valor is on YouTube.

    Oki on Twitter: https://twitter.com/OOHKAYEYE

    Oki's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/OkiWeird/ 

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    • 53 min
    73. Ravi, Mind Control Victim in Silicon Valley

    73. Ravi, Mind Control Victim in Silicon Valley

    Ravi lives in Silicon Valley, he's a former Google employee, and he’s a Targeted Individual. That is, he believes he has been the subject of high-tech surveillance and harassment.

    Whatever the cause of the trauma he has experienced, the trauma is very real. “I felt like committing a crime” at one point, he says. “I felt like avenging what happened to me.” But after learning that there is a whole community of people like him out there, he doesn’t feel so alone anymore. Besides, to do something drastic, he says, would be “in vain.”

    Today’s episode of Failed State Update is a conversation between Ravi and Joseph L. Flatley. Be sure to check out our feature article on the Targeted Individual phenomenon called “The Nightmare of Targeted Individuals in the Age of Paranoia” on the Failed State Update website.

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    • 42 min
    72. Lucien Greaves on the Satanic Temple, fire bombing, modern day witch hunts, and more

    72. Lucien Greaves on the Satanic Temple, fire bombing, modern day witch hunts, and more

    Long-time friend of the show Lucien Greaves will be on FSU tonight. What will be talking about? The arson at the Satanic Temple's HQ? Probably. Sovereign Citizen death threats? Youbetcha. Satanic Panic? That is to be expected.

    Lucien Greaves on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LucienGreaves

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    71. A Failed Coup and a Failed Reality TV Show with Rocco Castoro and Emily Molli

    71. A Failed Coup and a Failed Reality TV Show with Rocco Castoro and Emily Molli

    We keep hoping that the Trump administration will become old news, but the stories of its incompetence and corruption keep coming. One of our favorites is Seven Days in January, a new podcast about Mark Burnett and Elizabeth Koch's failed attempt to turn the Presidential Inauguration into a reality series for Amazon Studios. According to our guests, the deal "evaporated as quickly as it appeared, leaving ominous questions to linger around F.T.C. oversight of Amazon’s $8.5 billion MGM Studios acquisition and their knowledge of 20 hours of unaired footage." A new investigative journalism outlet called The Knows got its hand on the audio, and it's airing it on its new podcast for the first time. For more info, check out the website: https://www.theknows.net/

    About the guests
    Rocco Castoro is the editor-in-chief of The Knows and used to be EIC of VICE Media, gaining awards and accolades while peeking behind the curtain of the news and media industry. After he resigned at an ethics conference he was given a five-year non-compete unheard of in media. His experiences forced him to develop unorthodox, yet effective reporting methods.

    Emily Molli is The Knows’s special projects editor. She started as a wire reporter and photojournalist but quickly adapted to fill various roles in the evolving digital media industry. After dropping out of college to cover the 2016 presidential election, she covered social movements across the U.S., Europe, and Hong Kong. Her visual work has been featured by major news agencies, outlets, and networks as well as in documentaries & feature films.



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    And be sure to check out J.G. Michaels' other podcast, Parallax Views: https://parallaxviews.podbean.com/


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    • 1 hr 26 min
    70. Jack Brewer's UFO Trail (livestream)

    70. Jack Brewer's UFO Trail (livestream)

    Jack Brewer is a freelance writer with a longtime interest in the UFO genre. He maintains the blog "The UFO Trail," where he posts credible info on incredible topics. Brewer is the author of "The Greys Have Been Framed: Exploitation in the UFO Community," in which he explores how public perception of the UFO phenomenon has been distorted by the intelligence community and suspect researchers. Neither a debunker nor a believer, Brewer integrates objectivity and critical thinking into his writing while keeping an open mind. His latest book is called "Wayward Sons: NICAP and the IC." NICAP is one of the first UFO investigation organizations, and IC stands for "intelligence community."

    Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlSQcUGK7hQ

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    69. Douglas P. Horne on Operation Northwoods and lies the Pentagon tells us

    69. Douglas P. Horne on Operation Northwoods and lies the Pentagon tells us

    Douglas P. Horne is a former staffer for the Assassination Records Review Board and the author of several books, including Inside the Assassination Records Review Board. In this episode of Failed State Update, J.G. and Douglas discuss Operation Northwoods, the Pentagon's (very real) plan to down aircraft, blow up ships, or possibly kill American civilians as a pretext for an invasion of Cuba. President Kennedy, wisely, thought the whole thing was nuts and prevented it from happening.

    Northwoods is a bit of a history lesson, but it's an important one. It exemplifies the lengths that the military may go in order to get its way. And as conspiracies go, it's as bizarre as anything Alex Jones has cooked up. And it's all real.

    NEW! Episode transcript: https://roundtable.io/failed-state-update/podcasts/operation-northwoods-false-flags-in-the-pentagon-transcript

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    The DIY Predator Catchers of Erie, Pennsylvania (article mentioned in the intro): https://roundtable.io/failed-state-update/reports/diy-predator-catchers-erie-pennsylvania


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    • 1 hr 7 min

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Important stories for these trying times

Lenny Flatley presents stories the current political climate with a depth and interest that doesn’t disappoint. Very poignant journalism that informs and interrogates these troubled times.

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A wet bag of cottage cheese from Chattanooga

How long will it waddle around behind you? 20 years? Forever? Maybe the most humane thing to do is to put it down.

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Wonderful show with great content and interesting guests that will open your eyes to the real world we’re currently living in!

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