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BFTN 6.5 – China part 5

BFTN 6.5 – China part 5

2020-02-0301:05:41

John Pabon from strategic advisory firm Fulcrum22 joins me to give his perspective on China - business, political and social. John's an American who currently lives in Melbourne, and spent the last ten years living in Shanghai. We talk about the ol' Communism v Capitalism debate, the treatment of the Uyghurs, working conditions in factories, IP theft, and how most Chinese view their government. The post BFTN 6.5 – China part 5 appeared first on The BS Filter.
In this final episode of our China series, we talk about: How China might weaponize its holdings of more than $1.1 trillion worth of U.S. Treasuries, aka the “nuclear option” The risk of China starting a currency war with the US China’s current position on IP protection And we finish with a little more discussion […] The post 6.4 China’s Economy – Part 4 appeared first on The BS Filter.
There’s been lots of talk in the media about Trump’s trade war with China. One aspect about it that I find interesting is that I never see any talk, in this context, about the fact that China is a Communist country – a Communist country that seems to be a major economic threat to the USA, […] The post 6.3 China’s Economy – Part 3 appeared first on The BS Filter.
There’s been lots of talk in the media about Trump’s trade war with China. One aspect about it that I find interesting is that I never see any talk, in this context, about the fact that China is a Communist country – a Communist country that seems to be a major economic threat to the USA, […] The post 6.2 China’s Economy – Part 2 appeared first on The BS Filter.
There’s been lots of talk in the media about Trump’s trade war with China. One aspect about it that I find interesting is that I never see any talk, in this context, about the fact that China is a Communist country – a Communist country that seems to be a major economic threat to the USA, […] The post 6.1 China’s Economy – Part 1 appeared first on The BS Filter.
How do these shell companies get used? We provide some examples. We also talk about the fallout of the Panama Papers, Operation Car Wash, the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Galizia, why Americans didn’t show up in the Panama Papers as much as we might have expected, and how some of the world’s largest banks […] The post Bullshit 5.3 – The Panama Papers (part 3) appeared first on The BS Filter.
After more than a year of analysis, the first news stories were published on April 3, 2016, by SZ and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). Some 4.8 million leaked files were emails, 3 million were database entries, 2.2 million PDFs, 1.2 million images, 320,000 text files, and 2242 files in other formats. Edward […] The post Bullshit 5.2 – The Panama Papers (part 2) appeared first on The BS Filter.
In 2015, journalist Bastian Obermayer from the Süddeutsche Zeitung , a Southern German Newspaper, was approached online by an anonymous source.  He or she provided him with a database from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. They are the Panama Papers. Named in the leak were 12 current or former world leaders, 128 other public officials and politicians, […] The post Bullshit 5.1 – The Panama Papers (part 1) appeared first on The BS Filter.
ANTIVAX 4.6

ANTIVAX 4.6

2019-05-1601:07:46

We wrap up our antivax mini-series by looking at another antivax claim: “All vaccines contain a number of toxic poisons and chemicals that are linked to serious neurological damage”. We talk about Robert Kennedy Jr, thimerosal, and the difference between methyl vs ethyl mercury.     Full shownotes below. *Please Note: our weekly news shows […] The post ANTIVAX 4.6 appeared first on The BS Filter.
ANTIVAX 4.5

ANTIVAX 4.5

2019-05-1001:07:00

Let’s look at another two antivax claims: that the very first vaccine was a disaster and that vaccines are highly profitable for pharmaceutical companies and the health care industry. Full shownotes below. *Please Note: our weekly news shows are currently available to Silver subscribers and above.    Follow Cameron on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter […] The post ANTIVAX 4.5 appeared first on The BS Filter.
ANTIVAX 4.4

ANTIVAX 4.4

2019-05-0301:16:20

We’re still breaking down antivax claim number 2 from last time and dealing with the claims that “Whenever the outbreaks are examined more closely, the data show that the majority of those suffering have been vaccinated for the disease. Disease charts show that diseases were mostly eliminated prior to the creation of vaccinations. What is […] The post ANTIVAX 4.4 appeared first on The BS Filter.
ANTIVAX 4.3

ANTIVAX 4.3

2019-04-1801:03:45

I went looking for a list of claims antivaxxers use NOT to vaccinate. Today we’ll look at the first two. Claim #1. Vaccines have never been proven safe or effective.Claim #2. Vaccines do NOT work.   Full shownotes below.   *Please Note: our weekly news shows are currently available to Silver subscribers and above.    Follow […] The post ANTIVAX 4.3 appeared first on The BS Filter.
ANTIVAX 4.2

ANTIVAX 4.2

2019-04-1158:49

On this episode we take a look at the History Of Vaccinations & the story of Andrew Wakefield.   *Please Note: our weekly news shows are currently available to Silver subscribers and above.    Follow Cameron on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Follow Ray on Facebook.   The post ANTIVAX 4.2 appeared first on The BS Filter.
ANTIVAX 4.1

ANTIVAX 4.1

2019-04-0557:05

Today we start a short series on THE ANTIVAX MOVEMENT. On the first episode we have a discussion about why people believe what they believe. Where do we get our knowledge? What sources do we trust? In other words, it’s all about epistemology and heuristics.      *Please Note: our weekly news shows are currently […] The post ANTIVAX 4.1 appeared first on The BS Filter.
Part THIRTY-TWO, the final episode of our series on the WAR ON DRUGS – “Prop 215”. Show Notes: On July 28, 1992, the biggest of journalistic guns swiveled on the Drug War. The New York Times put the failure of the War on Drugs on page one for the first time: SOME THINK THE ‘WAR […] The post War On Drugs 3.32 – Prop 215 appeared first on The BS Filter.
Part THIRTY-ONE of our series on the WAR ON DRUGS – “The Sentencing Project”. Show Notes: Georgia Gospel Choir https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2wCBAdT6FI We finished up last time In 1989 Mass murderer George HW Bush is President. May he get anally raped for eternity by the hundreds of thousands of civilians who were murdered on his watch. Percentage […] The post War On Drugs 3.31 – The Sentencing Project appeared first on The BS Filter.
Part THIRTY of our series on the WAR ON DRUGS – “Tautology”. Show Notes: Things continued to get worse under Reagan. Social services were cut, and the hardest hit turned to drugs. Reagan took the money from social services and put it into drug enforcement. Putting lots of young black men – who probably weren’t going […] The post War On Drugs 3.30 “Tautology” appeared first on The BS Filter.
Part TWENTY-NINE of our series on the WAR ON DRUGS – “DeLorean”. Show Notes: If you don’t know the story of DeLorean He worked at GM where he invented the Pontiac GTO, the first muscle car, in the early 60s. He then developed the Pontiac Firebird which became the Trans-Am, The Bandit’s car and KITT. He […] The post War On Drugs 3.29 “DeLorean” appeared first on The BS Filter.
Part TWENTY-EIGHT of our series on the WAR ON DRUGS – “Bubble Boy”. Show Notes: In 1985, a new drug hit the market – MDMA. Short for Methyl ene dioxy methamphetamine In general, MDMA users report feeling the onset of subjective effects within 30–60 minutes of MDMA consumption and reaching the peak effect at 75–120 minutes, […] The post War On Drugs 3.28 “Bubble Boy” appeared first on The BS Filter.
Part TWENTY-SEVEN of our series on the WAR ON DRUGS – “The Evil Empire”. Show Notes: Another thing that happened in the U.S. in the early 80s was the dismantling of civil protections regarding search warrants. Keep in mind that the war on drugs has always been fuelled by a combination of two things: a)  disenfranchising […] The post War On Drugs 3.27 “The Evil Empire” appeared first on The BS Filter.
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