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Phlogiston: idiosyncratic and out of context
10 minutes | 7 months ago
Federal Reserve Main Street Lending
A call about the Federal Reserve's Main Street lending program.
37 minutes | 2 years ago
CMV Podcast Crosspost
in the subreddit r/changemyview I battled an army of neoliberal billionaire's boots lickers and whooped them. They had no argument, just a bunch of irrational hypotheticals and nonsensical arguments about something being "arbitrary" and in fact eliminating all science and law as "arbitrary" in the process without realizing. No argument. The revolution is the answer and no one can explain why it isn't.
14 minutes | 3 years ago
Commentary on the French Revolution - phlogiston - 5:9:18
BBC History Extra Podcast interview with Steven Clark critiqued. If you want to debunk myths of the French Revolution, beating up the Jacobins is not the way to do it. Rather, if the French revolution failed, the flaw was the increase in state power.
20 minutes | 3 years ago
hip hop episode - 3:19:18, 10.37 AM
Discussing lyrics in hip hop.
20 minutes | 3 years ago
phlogiston - 2:27:18, 1.39 PM
Dissecting NPR propaganda. The key sources for this podcast include: https://www.democracynow.org/2018/2/23/masha_gessen_did_a_russian_troll https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/29/pageoneplus/corrections-june-29-2017.html https://theintercept.com/2017/09/28/yet-another-major-russia-story-falls-apart-is-skepticism-permissible-yet/
10 minutes | 3 years ago
phlogiston2-23-18 - 2:23:18, 1.48 PM
Back in the podcast saddle with some media criticism (which is not entirely negative) of the BBC, Democracy Now!, and the economist radio. Follow and review the podcast please!
18 minutes | 3 years ago
Meyen - Saatkulov Mezhdunarodnaya Kniga 05100 - 5101 Side 1
Both Meyen and Saatkulov were Soviet Uzbek composers. (Meyen was originally from St. Petersburg, but he spent most of his life in Uzbekistan.) Very obscure even in the former USSR. Saatkulov is probably better remembered because he also composed several film scores. This is a very rare record. Mezhdunarodnaya Kniga Profile: ОАО Международная Книга / Mezhdunarodnaya Kniga (in English: International Book Company) was founded in 1923 and is the oldest Russian foreign trade organization. Engaged in the export and import of books, periodicals, audio and video recordings and other goods for cultural purposes. Logo shows "MK" For the an artist use, please use Международная Книга. More Sublabel Mezhkniga, U.S.S.R. Sites: mkniga.ru, Wikipedia
24 minutes | 3 years ago
Meyen - Saatkulov Mezhdunarodnaya Kniga 05100 - 5101 Side 2
Both Meyen and Saatkulov were Soviet Uzbek composers. (Meyen was originally from St. Petersburg, but he spent most of his life in Uzbekistan.) Very obscure even in the former USSR. Saatkulov is probably better remembered because he also composed several film scores. This is a very rare record. Mezhdunarodnaya Kniga Profile: ОАО Международная Книга / Mezhdunarodnaya Kniga (in English: International Book Company) was founded in 1923 and is the oldest Russian foreign trade organization. Engaged in the export and import of books, periodicals, audio and video recordings and other goods for cultural purposes. Logo shows "MK" For the an artist use, please use Международная Книга. Less Sublabel Mezhkniga, U.S.S.R. Sites: mkniga.ru, Wikipedia
25 minutes | 4 years ago
Phlogiston 37 - 5:23:17, 3.14 PM
1970-1976 when the funk meteor hit planet earth
37 minutes | 4 years ago
Phlogiston 36: popular music over all time and space PART ONE
Idiosyncratic wanderings around all popular music... and I didn't cover nearly enough, so there will have to be a part two soon. No reason to stick to one place and time.
5 minutes | 4 years ago
Bernie's staffer conveys vision. Leaves Schumer's staffer in the dust (previous post)
Pays to have a vision. Just listen. https://soundcloud.com/will-pflaum-1/call-to-chuck-schumers-office-no-reasons-for-his-leadership-no-legislation-for-working-people
5 minutes | 4 years ago
Call to Chuck Schumer's office. No reasons for his leadership. No legislation for working people.
https://medium.com/@willpflaum/or-bust-or-bust-or-bust-got-it-d7cc3e914e08#.u7hbtx8ht We need leaders, not bank employees. And here is Bernie's office by way of comparison: https://soundcloud.com/will-pflaum-1/here-is-bernies-office-handling-the-same-questions-well-pays-to-have-a-vision-that-is-easy-to-remember-and-articulate
3 minutes | 4 years ago
I started to write it at midnight on election day and of course it's rough but it's only a sound track for the day...
32 minutes | 5 years ago
Phlogiston 35: Down with Democrats
The corporate media bias and collusion with the DNC as revealed by wikileaks is serious. If you can stomach 4 days of a North Korea style propaganda show as the DNC convention, you can endure me breaking it apart in 30 minutes. I'll cover ground quick and you might need to listen twice. Awake progressive should not vote for Hillary Clinton. Do not buy into the fear Trump dynamic. Use this audio file with anyone who tries to shame a Bernie or Bust voter into approving this outrageous and anti-democratic Obama/Clinton farce. Real democracy requires first truth. We may not have troops marching into the newspaper and shutting it down or rounding people up as in Turkey, but the net affect is similar. The drone program and Obama's decision to pass his legacy over to Trump are linked -- yes, Clinton and Obama do not fear Trump and neither should you. They chose to pass the government over to Trump. Let him have it then.
34 minutes | 5 years ago
Phlogiston 34: On Law
In this podcast I review an exclusive article on terrorists reading Hillary Clinton's email (media: pick this up!), David Frum, a Republican complaining about Trump, some thoughts on Radiolab's recent "Buried Bodies" episode, and questions about what the law is. Is the justice system a complete fraud? Should lawyers argue about how many angels dance on the head of a pin or fix a broken system? Links: http://www.newsweek.com/hillary-clinton-email-terrorism-sloppy-communications-463605 http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/05/the-seven-broken-guardrails-of-democracy/484829/ http://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/history-of-the-supreme-court.html http://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/the-first-amendment-and-you-what-everyone-should-know.html http://www.radiolab.org/story/the_buried_bodies_case/
31 minutes | 5 years ago
Phlogiston 33: Homeschooling
Here is the article about the mob attacking a journalist for writing about Trump's wife: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/apr/28/julia-ioffe-journalist-melania-trump-antisemitic-abuse Here are some organizations mentioned in the podcast: http://www.flyingdeernaturecenter.org/ http://kitesnest.org/ http://northstarteens.org/
23 minutes | 5 years ago
Phlogiston 32: On Sheep
In 2004, I moved from Brooklyn to upstate New York. Next thing you know, I had sheep. Why? Wool? Meat? Milk? None of those reasons. And, by the way, the milk is good. See sheep here: https://youtu.be/Wbl6azRdEEU
18 minutes | 5 years ago
Phlogiston 31: being a press secretary and crunching numbers
HRC has about 12 million votes so far. Bernie, including the unreported popular caucus totals has a bit more than 10, closer to 11. We have about a fourth of the voters to go in the primary process. Obama won in 2012 with about 66 million in the popular vote. Trump is perhaps the most popular primary candidate among Republicans ever, with about 10 million votes so far. Obama won 2012 by 5 million, 2008 by 10, Bush 2004 by 3, and Gore 2000 by .6. The links at the end of this piece show current primary totals, historical general results and a statistical estimate of what the caucus results would mean if the popular votes were reported. Points: ONE Before we're done, Bernie will have gotten more than 14 million people to vote for him, in all likelihood, more than twice the number needed to win an election this century and more than needed to win any election this century (I mean more than the margin or difference in every election). We are an important demographic already, not considering the millions more who were motivated to vote could not vote because of closed primary rules who are every bit feeling the Bern... maybe another 4 or 5 million already down. So, the current Bernie constituency represents about 18 million active voters or more than 25% of what you need to win. I know there is a lot more potential support out there, I mean who already know Bernie now and are supporters now. TWO You can't predict a general election based on a primary. You may need at least 5 times as many votes as you get in the general as you get in the primary. Even if you add all the votes in your party's primary for yourself and your opposition, you will need to way more than double the total. The procedure for adding these two columns of voters is called unifying the party and is a prerequisite for victory. To say your candidate is electable because he/she won a primary is obviously nonsense (as if looking at the candidates ahead in the process were not sufficient to confirm that bad general election candidates can win primaries). Poltifact says that 25% of us won't support HRC in the general, or more than 4 million people. Then the article below compares 2008 to 2016 and concludes that in the end we will all move over to vote for HRC and she is right that she doesn't need to worry about us very much. But, did her supporters have a Facebook page like this in 2008 to support our organized resistance? CONCLUSION We are a huge constituency, well organized, with clear leadership, a massive fundraising capacity, and very clear policy goals. In fact, we are the only constituency with these characteristics. And that is how we are NOW. By November, with the nomination, there is no telling where we'd be. http://www.politifact.com/…/hillary-clinton-history-shows-…/ https://en.wikipedia.org/…/List_of_United_States_presidenti… http://www.realclearpolitics.com/…/democratic_vote_count.ht… https://www.reddit.com/…/sanders_and_clintons_popular_vote…/
22 minutes | 5 years ago
Phlogiston 30: Racial inequality and the Clinton v. Bernie primary
18 minutes | 5 years ago
Phlogiston 29: NPR is full of crap
Breaking down the infrastructure of propaganda is absolutely necessary for a democratic society. Don't believe the mf hype. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/24/magazine/how-hillary-clinton-became-a-hawk.html?_r=0 http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/28/us/politics/hillary-clinton-libya.html http://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2015/09/29/the-mystery-of-hillarys-missing-millions/#682383cb5505 http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ad3c483d59c9463e9a52ef4bc00351e0/firms-paid-clinton-speeches-have-us-govt-interests http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/07/hillary-helps-a-bankand-then-it-pays-bill-15-million-in-speaking-fees/400067/ http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-the-clintons-get-away-with-it-1431035304 http://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/apr/25/delaware-tax-loophole-1209-north-orange-trump-clinton
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