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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.

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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

    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

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Hookworms, The New Racists and Facebook - Public Futility

    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.



    On NPR





    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)

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Public Futility - Trump Matters, Airport Security, TSA, MLM's - Public Futility

    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)

    • 1 hr 8 min
    007 - Bigfoot - Public Futility - Public Futility

    007 - Bigfoot - Public Futility - Public Futility

     



    How’s Sasquatch doin’ these days?

    Sasquatch 101

    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



    https://www.westernwatersheds.org/watmess/watmess_2002/2002html_summer/article6.htm

    * 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

    Compelling Videos



    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?

    • 51 min
    Trump Update & FAKE NEWS - Episode 006 Public Futility - Public Futility

    Trump Update & FAKE NEWS - Episode 006 Public Futility - Public Futility

    Trump Update



    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



    http://www.newsweek.com/trump-brad-parscale-russia-digital-guru-637322







     

    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)

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Are You Looking At My Brainstorm? - Public Futility

    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.

    Alternatives



    THANKS, YOU: Linus Pauling Quartet , Time Off From The Podcast Grind

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

BanausicDave ,

Nice work.

My future is better for having listened.

alexpgates ,

Good stuff

A+++ would listen again

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