Month: December 2017

Brakes Under Pressure – 02×04

FCC guts Net neutrality, Disney buys Fox for 52 billion, Wildfire updates in California, US Petrodollar + Middle East and Alabama senate race — Doug Jones v. Roy Moore Hosted by Antwand Howard, Francisco Pierre-Louis, and Slade Winston [powerpress] Timestamps: (0:38) Net neutrality (7:14) Disney buys Fox for 52 billion (13:03) Wildfire updates in California (16:56) US Petrodollar + Middle East (27:53) Alabama senate race — Doug Jones v. Roy Moore Articles used in the episode:  FCC guts Net neutrality Source: Los Angeles Times Disney buys Fox for 52 billion Source: Comingsoon.net Wildfire updates in California Source: CNN Trump plan to move U.S.

Dynamo! – 02×03

Bitcoin breaks through the $16,000 mark, Four Things That Could Explain Trump’s Jerusalem Embassy Decision, Google’s Machine Learning Software Has Learned to Replicate Itself and Jony Ive is retaking control of Apple’s design team after two years in hands-off role. Hosted by Antwand Howard and Francisco Pierre-Louis [powerpress] Timestamps: (0:27) Bitcoin breakout (4:57) Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem (7:22) Google AI bots make robo-babies (11:42) Apple’s design chief returns Note: (12:56 – 13:46) Silences were accidental. Antwand points out that corporate made technologies are getting more unnecessary and aimless, improving only in the direction of VR and corporate control. blockchain is growing

Domo Arigato – 02×02

Honduras imposes martial law due to public protests, US, UK vs. Bitcoin, enforcing cryptocurrency taxation, CVS buys Aetna for $69 billion, uncompetitive practices, Amazon invests in machine learning and John Conyers leaves congress after being exposed for sexual misconduct. Hosted by Antwand Howard, Francisco Pierre-Louis, and Slade Winston [powerpress] Timestamps: (0:18) Honduras imposes martial law due to public protests (7:24) US, UK vs. Bitcoin, enforcing cryptocurrency taxation (13:15) CVS buys Aetna for $69 billion, uncompetitive practices (23:04) Amazon invests in machine learning (25:02) John Conyers leaves congress after being exposed for sexual misconduct Articles used in the episode:  Honduras

Grassroots of Control – 02×01

John Morgan: I’m leaving Democratic party, Nelson should run for governor, Big Pharma may be trying to ban another harmless plant that helps people, Donald Trump warns federal shutdown coming, Government Banks Have Complicated Feelings About Cryptocurrencies, US Congress withdraws RT America’s accreditation on Capitol Hill. Hosted by Antwand Howard, Francisco Pierre-Louis and Fatina Shahzad [powerpress] Timestamps: (0:28) John Morgan leaving the US Democratic Party. (6:58) The Pharmaceutical Industry may be trying to ban Kratom, a natural remedy to treat drug addiction (10:08) Donald Trump warns of a federal shutdown coming. (13:53) Government banks are slow to catch up

There are two things people want more than money

“There are two things people want more than money. Recognition and praise.” -Mary Kay Ash. As often stated, said, observed and felt, money alone is a factor that has taken many lives, ruined far too many relationships, led to preposterous decisions and well, instigated the discovery of the rarest talent. The lack of this one factor leads us into the destructive phase of depression and henceforth, suicide. It doesn’t even take the help of too much exaggeration to say that we unconsciously worship money. That is to say that we think about it day and night, we believe our