Two forensic accountants learning to laugh and love again! Public Futility is the refined discussion of Kevin and Joe on the changing and unchanging world, where you have been and where we are all inevitably going. 50 minutes or so, but there''s going to be cookies at the end.
Episode 10 – JFK – Who Shot Him? - Public Futility
Lee Harvey Oswald shot by Jack Ruby https://rarehistoricalphotos.com/jack-ruby-shot-oswald-1963/
A better angle:
The Chicago Plot to Assassinate Kennedy
Good Summary – http://22november1963.org.uk/jfk-assassination-plot-chicago
Original article – https://ia800504.us.archive.org/30/items/TheChicagoPlotToKillJfk/ChicagoPlot.htm
Testimony of Abraham Bolden, Secret Service agent – https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=800#relPageId=261
Kennedy’s Love of Convertibles Made Him An Easy Target
CORRECTION: The Cuban Revolution was in 1953
CORRECTION: The CIA Director Joe can;t remember was Allan Dulles. Public Futility regrets Joe’s stupidity
The CIA was behind the Bay of Pigs
Hookworms, The New Racists and Facebook - Public Futility
Episode 9 (1:17)
Charlottesville and Racism
Don’t conflate two issues
Racism is indefensible
Has this caused us to talk about “how we talk about racism”?
Gut Fauna and Hookworm (starts: 24:13)
Extinctions in our gut fauna.
Hookworm your allergies away!
Helminthic therapy (what?)
Radiolab piece here
Buy your own! Please don’t.
* BONUS: Hookworming is not just a first-world problem (NPR)
Sometimes, there’s not enough toilets.
We cure nothing. Not even Peter Thiel‘s herpes.
Facebook is evil (starts: 50:20)
Not-so-hidden power of Facebook and Google
Hidden viewpoint “bubbles” and confirmation-bias
You are the product
* BONUS: Facebook is reluctant to reveal anything about the Russian Pro-Trump Ad Spend (DB)
* BONUS 2: Russia’s $100,000 ad spend could have reached up to 100 million Americans (BI)
Public Futility - Trump Matters, Airport Security, TSA, MLM's - Public Futility
Trump, the World and Whether We Care
Why Is Donald Trumo So Horribly Witless About The World? (New Yorker)
Would You Even Care If He Was Guilty?(Fox News)
If we don’t care what does that say about us?
Security Theater (starts around 31:00)
Bruce Schneier’s blog: Schneier On Security
Homeland Security 2017 budget: $40.6 Billion (DHS.gov)
TSA 2017 portion: $7.6 Billion (TSA.gov)
What do we get for all this investment in security?
Waste of money? The TSA is a waste of maney that doesn’t actually save lives and might actually cost them. (Vox)
15 Years after 9/11, the TSA is still falling short. (USNews)
Pyramid Schemes and MLM’s (starts around 50:00)
007 - Bigfoot - Public Futility - Public Futility
How’s Sasquatch doin’ these days?
So, what’s the evidence?
Bigfoot Maps! (Download The Google Earth Overlays)
* Patterson-Gimlin film Pretty good original Stabilized
Lots and lots of remote land in the US
* Or just ask Google
“Big Foot Prints”, Grover Krantz
* BONUS AUDIO – They hung a microphone in a tree, out near Yosemite.
* Sierra Sounds 1 (YouTube)
* Sierra Sounds 2 (YouTube)
Sasquatch v Crop Circles
Other video #1 – Sasquatch tearing across a ridge-line with an impressive leap
Other video #2 – – The Freeman VIdeo from 1994
* BONUS VIDEO Thermal Images of a typical PG type sasquatch
* BONUS VIDEO – Marble Mountain CA
* BONUS VIDEO: Carbondale PA – Close Up!
* BONUS VIDEO: Tatra Mountain, Poland
* THe above videos come from an incredible video analysis page on facebook – Facebook Find Bigfoot
Where’s the body?
Trump Update & FAKE NEWS - Episode 006 Public Futility - Public Futility
Trump visits France and the Macrons
Machismo and cat-calling
Trump Jr. emails
Promised picture of Rob Goldstone (the intermediary)
Fake News, For Real (Starts around 34:00)
150 Pro-Trump sites in a single Macedonian Town
How Donald Trump Is Making Money For Macedonia’s Internet Entrepreneurs (DW)
It was actually $91 million that the Trump campaign paid to Parscale
WE GIVE THANKS TO: The Linus Pauling Quartet, The Wild Unruly Ancestors of Our Domesticated Fruits, Our-Yet-To-Be-Born Super Mutant Overlords (Let’s note future tyrants, that I was the first to pay obeisance)
Are You Looking At My Brainstorm? - Public Futility
(Once again presented for your consideration — the worst title in history. One of us — I won’t say who, insists on titles drained of all life and interest. It’s like our podcast episodes are titled by a rogue AI… that has only listened to our podcast)
Eye Contact (27:51)
Joe expresses discomfort with eye contact
Can you opt-out of the eye contact game?
Staring contest with your dog
Joe vs. humans (Joe 1 Humans 0)
Brainstorming Doesn’t Work (25:27)
Alex Osborn, the father of Brainstorming!
Little evidence that brainstorming does work
The pitfalls of brainstorming
Critical thought vs brainstorming
Geek Warning: We talk a little bit about this in relation to software development. But that’s OK.
THANKS, YOU: Linus Pauling Quartet , Time Off From The Podcast Grind
My future is better for having listened.
A+++ would listen again