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Heat Death of the Universe is an End-Times-inspired podcast about a wide range of subjects falling under the enormous Janus-faced purview of cultural and political commentary. Hosted by two long-time expatriated US citizens living in South Korea, mainly Seoul. Support: http://patreon.com/heatdeathpod

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Heat Death of the Universe is an End-Times-inspired podcast about a wide range of subjects falling under the enormous Janus-faced purview of cultural and political commentary. Hosted by two long-time expatriated US citizens living in South Korea, mainly Seoul. Support: http://patreon.com/heatdeathpod

    170 - Open Source AI Wrote This Entire Episode

    170 - Open Source AI Wrote This Entire Episode

    We talk AI, ramshackle border wall construction, the world's largest doomsday bunker community, the "country"/cult within Germany that doesn't recognize the modern State, Floridian PPP grifter Daddy 'n' Sons op, self-defeating marriage equality legislation, precocious youth run amok, downtrodden youth in handcuffs, British colonialism's staggering destruction, and a breakthrough in fusion energy that may or may not stem the blood-red tide that approaches.

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    General Recommendations
    JD's Recommendations: 1) In Bruges 2) Music, generally (Ed. "Pitchfork Gives Music 6.8") JNM's Recommendations: 1) The Mezzanine by Nicolson Baker 2) Barbarian (Ed. Highly recommend avoiding trailers and reviews and going in as blind as possible.)Further Reading, Viewing, Listening
    Arizona Gov. Ducey stacks containers on border at term’s endApocalypse Chic: Inside the World’s Largest Community of Doomsday BunkersVivos PointX Official WebsiteThe self-proclaimed kingdom that doesn't recognise GermanyFlorida pastor and his son are arrested in alleged $8 million Covid scamThe Respect for Marriage Act Is Also a Victory for Same-Sex-Marriage OpponentsDiet of rainbows and sunlight: California girl given first-ever unicorn licensehttps://www.cbsnews.com/news/hundreds-of-elementary-students-arrested-at-us-schools-in-2018-report/ (The page may have been removed, had its name changed, or is just temporarily unavailable.)British empire killed 165 million Indians in 40 years: How colonialism inspired fascismDOE National Laboratory Makes History by Achieving Fusion IgnitionLocationless Locations
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    169 - Give Me Stock Buybacks or Give Me Death

    169 - Give Me Stock Buybacks or Give Me Death

    Competitive grave digging in "vampiric" Eastern Europe. The world's tallest jail—who dare says the US can't still aspire to greatness? In China, fifty year old "Uncle Chen" can beat the average marathon time—while chain-smoking the whole way. The constellation of handlers, pharmacists, and groper-conversion-therapists that comprise "Joe Biden" asked the "Presidential Emergency Board" to weigh in on the nightmarish and recently revisited railroad union "negotiations," only to discover the irrefutable fact that "capital investment and risk are the reasons for their profits, not any contributions from labor". There's an epidemic-level population of enraged upper-class nose-biters out there. Heroic man in Japan harasses cops every 6 minutes for 9 days straight. US continues to steal 80% of Syria's oil supply while occupying 1/3 of its landmass. Rightwing lunatics continue to get angry at LGBT books while enlisting their daughters in pedo-parades.

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    General Recommendations
    JD's Recommendation: Weak Hero Class 1   JNM's Recommendations: 1) Pepsi, Where's My Jet? 2) 'Union Joe' Biden sells out railworkersFurther Reading, Viewing, Listening
    Grave Diggers Get Down And Dirty At International CompetitionThe Jailscraper vs. Chinatown: NYC Residents Fight Construction of World’s Tallest JailChain-Smoking Marathoner Finishes In Under 3.5 Hours And He's Done It BeforeThe socialist response to US railroads’ false claim that “labor does not contribute to profits”  Golfer bit off man’s nose in argument over gameSaitama man arrested for calling police 2,060 times in 9 days to yell at themUS stealing Syrian national treasure is a long-time crime  The Cradle (search: Syrian oil) Louisiana Launches Tip Line to Accuse Librarians of ‘Sexualizing Children’Locationless Locations
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    168 - Make Neoliberalism Based Again? feat. Timothy Robert Buechner

    168 - Make Neoliberalism Based Again? feat. Timothy Robert Buechner

    Timothy Robert Buechner returns as dual guest & substitute cohost for Jason. We talk about the fledging effort to make neoliberalism cool (again?); the nature of all 'centrisms'; Volcels are Basically Cows; how the most labor friendly president in US history has recently shown his friendliness to railway union members; how the NYTimes has suddenly, cynically, meaninglessly, developed an interest in human rights vis-à-vis Julian Assange; and finally, where are the best places to survive nuclear war in the US? Crack open a recent Newsweek to find out!
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    General Recommendations
    JNM's Recommendations: 1) Pearl 2) Triangle of SadnessTim's Recommendations: 1) Getting pussy 2) Physical 3) Blood Meridian  More From Timothy Robert Buechner
    We Don't Know WrestlingWDKW Ko-fiBIG EGG Substack Further Reading, Viewing, Listening
    Can these Gen Z and millennial wonks make neoliberalism cool again?What Biden and Congress’ move to ban railroad strike revealsBernie Sanders, DSA play crucial role in passing anti-strike law against railroadersRail workers: A single day of sick leave please. CNN: WHY DO GREEDY RAIL WORKERS NOT WANT LITTLE JIMMY IN THE CHILDREN HOSPITAL TO GET SANTA’S DELIVERY THIS YEAR Why The New York Times Is Too Late (to finally call for the end of torturing Julian Assange) - VIDEO SEGMENTAn open letter from editors and publishers: Publishing is not a CrimeUS defense to its workforce: Nuclear war can be wonThe U.S. Should Show It Can Win a Nuclear WarBest Place to Survive Nuclear War in the U.S.Locationless Locations
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    • 1 hr 51 min
    167 - Live Every Day Like It's Kristallnacht at KFC

    167 - Live Every Day Like It's Kristallnacht at KFC

    F**k the midterms. Slavery now illegal in 3 of 4 states. Man steals own car. Shooting the homeless now a misdemeanor. Hero unleashes bees at eviction cops. Hero throws can of 'White Claw' at Ted Cruz during baseball parade. KFC urges German customers to celebrate Kristallnacht with cheesy chicken. Advertising in space, the future is now! More nonsense from the new CEO of Twitter. Crypto con-artist loses all his dang money. US & EU reps forced to grovel to Maduro for oil, please, Mr. Real Presidente, sir. Digital artist's AI that creates infinite conversations, one on display now between Werner Herzog & Zizek. Park rangers battle desperate DMT junkies in the great psychedelic toad wars. Giant silver orbs break free & terrify the streets of London. 2022 Ig Nobel Awards briefly discussed.

    General Recommendations
    JD's Recommendation: The Dragon Prince JNM's Recommendations: 1) Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities - Episode 7, "The Viewing" (Directed by Panos Cosmatos) & 2) "Corruption exposed: US meddled in Ecuador's election, using Julian Assange as bargaining chip" by Ben Norton (Video) (Article)Further Reading, Viewing, Listening
    The Midterms Are No Victory for the Democrats, but...Slavery now prohibitedSlavery rejected in some, not all, states where it was on the ballotBlack man handcuffed after car Montreal police thought was stolen ended up being hisNashville Porsche driver gets probation for shooting homeless man who asked her to lower music, move car Woman charged with sending bee swarm on deputies at evictionSen. Ted Cruz hit by flying ‘White Claw’ at Astros’ World Series paradeKFC Apologizes For Using Kristallnacht To Promote Cheesy Chicken In GermanySpace ads could earn $2 million a dayElon Musk sells $1 million worth of new perfume, 'Burnt Hair'Europe & US meet with Venezuela’s real President Maduro – desperate for lower oil prices, their coup attempt faltersinfiniteconversation.comNational Park Service Begs Visitors: Please Stop Licking These Psychedelic Toads Massive Silver Orbs Break Free To Terrorize Streets Of London

    • 1 hr 48 min
    166 - Lula Wins, Bolsonarista Resistance Crushed & Other Headline Detritus

    166 - Lula Wins, Bolsonarista Resistance Crushed & Other Headline Detritus

    We cover a lot of subjects and articles today and have run out of character allotment for these notes, so take a look below at the links for a preview of what to expect.

    General Recommendations
    JD's Recommendation: Kim Jung GiJNM's Recommendations: 1) r/TrueAnon & 2) Bodies Bodies Bodies Further Reading, Viewing, Listening
    156 die in Halloween crowd crush in Korea's ItaewonLula wins Brazil election: Game-changer for BRICS and Latin AmericaThe Bolsonaristas set up highway blockades and the favelas and steelworkers intervenedColombia’s new president reverses US coup, visits Venezuela, pledges unity in ‘spirit of Bolívar’‘War on drugs has failed’: At UN, Colombia condemns ‘addiction to money and oil’At UN, Bolivia presents revolutionary 14-point socialist program to transform worldEntire world votes 185 to 2 against blockade of Cuba – US and Israel are rogue states at UNThat Time Cuba Offered Doctors to the U.S. After Katrina. And the U.S. RefusedFalse nuclear emergency messages sent to everyone in Hawaii and its possible connection to a human trafficking / pedophile ring Elon Musk Orders Twitter Staff To Work 84-Hour Weeks As 75% Of Employees Face Being FiredEquifax Used Its Own Technology to Find — and Fire — 24 Workers With Secret Second JobsHow to make $72,800 a year snitching on bike lane blockers in New YorkSomeone made a program that checks to make sure that you're still looking at the commercial and giving your full attention to it.Advertising space purchased on boats blocking the view on the beachA swarm of 500 drones will plague New York City with advertising tomorrowBill Clinton’s Welfare Reform Gave Us Brett Favre’s Welfare FraudAfter Uvalde, Texas Public Schools Send Home DNA Kits For KidsPolice robot told woman to go away after she tried to report crime – then sang a song

    • 1 hr 25 min
    165 - Wage Slavery Cured My Depression During This Nuclear Winter!

    165 - Wage Slavery Cured My Depression During This Nuclear Winter!

    Slavery becomes freedom. Diplomacy becomes treason. Food stuffs become climate activism, again. And more!

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    General Recommendations
    JD's Recommendations: 1) Decision to Leave 2) Spy × FamilyJNM's Recommendations: 1) Broker 2) r/antiwork 3) r/ABoringDystopiaFurther Reading, Viewing, Listening
    I Took an Amazon Warehouse Job to Cure My BurnoutTesla faces U.S. criminal probe over self-driving claimsRailroad workers want more time off, don’t like agreementsParis Baguette Is Being Boycotted After a Factory Worker Was Found Crushed in a MachineMexico is ending daylight savings time, America should do the sameHaiti Isn’t Asking for US Intervention30 House Democrats sent a letter to Biden urging him to seek peace talks to end the conflict in Ukraine. Less than 24 hours later, they retracted it under pressure. The letter, which called for the most basic diplomacy to avoid nuclear war, was met with extreme backlash and condemnation by their fellow Democrats:HOUSE PROGRESSIVES FLOAT DIPLOMATIC PATH TOWARD ENDING WAR IN UKRAINE, GET ANNIHILATED, QUICKLY “CLARIFY”Diplomacy Becomes Treason: Tepid Dissent on Ukraine Crushed in D.C. w/ Medea BenjaminInsane: Progressives WITHDRAW Letter Urging Diplomacy with RussiaThe War in Ukraine Could Lead to Nuclear War18 members of Scientist Rebellion are in custody overnight for the crime of speaking the truth to the public, of requesting governments to act upon Climate Failure.Why Are Climate Activists Throwing Food at Million-Dollar Paintings?Locationless Locations
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    • 1 hr 36 min

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