nsmsn / Nick Simson

Communication/web/graphic designer. Caretaker of a mutt named Zelda. Alive and at work in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.

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  1. Databite No. 106: Virginia Eubanks

    Virginia Eubanks speaks about her most recent book Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor. Eubanks systematically shows the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America. The book is full of heart-wrenching and eye-opening stories, from a woman in Indiana whose benefits are literally cut off as she lays dying to a family in Pennsylvania in daily fear of losing their daughter because they fit a certain statistical profile.

    The U.S. has always used its most cutting-edge science and technology to contain, investigate, discipline and punish the destitute. Like the county poorhouse and scientific charity before them, digital tracking and automated decision-making hide poverty from the middle-class public and give the nation the ethical distance it needs to make inhuman choices: which families get food and which starve, who has housing and who remains homeless, and which families are broken up by the state. In the process, they weaken democracy and betray our most cherished national values.

    Virginia Eubanks is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, SUNY. In addition to her latest book, Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the…

    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v01_--OiHGo

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  2. News w/ MR Crew - MR Live - 10/16/19

    On today’s show: Trump says the the Pence/Pompeo delegation is going to Turkey. Erdogan says he will talk to Americans when Trump talks to him. Tom Steyer spent $48 million on failed campaign that could have been used to improve US politics. Bernie calls out Biden on bad policy he’s gotten done. Bernie calls out centrist Dems for not fighting the insurance and pharma industries. Warren explains the CFPB, Biden tells her “good job!” Bernie Sanders asked about taxing billionaires, pivots to wealth inequality. Labor is being taxed at a higher rate than capital as of 2018. AOC to endorse Bernie!

    On the fun half: Buttigieg claims Warren is being evasive on healthcare. Buttigieg pivots away from his February answer on Medicare For All. Former CMS administrator on why public options don’t work for patients. Kamala Harris conflates anti-trust tech regulation & banning Trump from Twitter. Ilhan Omar’s Bernie endorsement video. John King says Bernie’s endorsements are too “urban” and “internet.” Trump will never call Columbus Day “Indigenous Peoples Day.” Plus, your calls and IMs!

    ——— Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKu4ymw9O48

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  3. Forecasting the 2020 Election w/ Rachel Bitecofer

    Rachel Bitecofer (@RachelBitecofer), of the Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy, joins us to discuss polls and 2020. The effect of polarization on the electorate and how independents actually behave. Trump’s win numbers and the effects of protest ballots. How Clinton lost by running a “persuasion” campaign when she should have run a turnout one. The potential impact of impeachment. How a Democrat could lose in 2020.

    On the fun half: Politicon publicly invites #ColdFeetCrowder to debate Sam. Trump says socialism in government in replacing American religion. Bill Barr says secularists hold all levers of culture, capital, except government. Liz Cheney says Erdogan is attacking Kurds because of impeachment proceedings. Chris Hayes defends Ronan Farrow amid NBC turmoil. CNBC anchor jokes: “Another Bernie plan, what’s he after this time?” Harry Reid thinks Warren will move on Medicare for All if she needs to. Mike from PA pushes back against some of our guest’s predictions.

    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J93lL0ALDcw

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  4. Casual Friday: Benjamin Dixon & Tim Heidecker - MR Live - 10/11/19

    On today’s show: Trump says Somalis have ruined communities, promises crackdown on refugees and immigrants.

    Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon), host of the Benjamin Dixon Show, joins us to break down the news. Support for impeachment is rising among voters and the Democratic Party establishment is finally on board. What does it mean for strategy going forward? Trump abandons the Kurds in Syria; US and Russia veto UN Security Council’s statement on Turkey’s invasion of Syria.

    Comedian and filmmaker Tim Heidecker (@timheidecker) joins us to discuss his forthcoming movie, ‘Mister America.’ In this absurdist political mockumentary, Heidecker plays a bumbling failson who narrowly escapes a murder charge stemming from his EDM festival, then runs to unseat the San Bernadino county DA who tried to put him in prison. Sam then takes a walk down memory lane and plays the high concept trailer for his 1997 film, “Who’s the Caboose?”

    On the fun half: Rand Paul gets laughed at on “The View” when discussing economic inequality. Ben Shapiro rails against public schools teaching about gay rights. Bernie addresses our healthcare system, taking on everybody in ‘History Is On Our Side’ Instagram video. Durbin questions Neomi Rao, Trump’s pick for DC circuit court, on her past writings about race. PG&E blackout map. Trump says he’s not corrupt like Biden because he doesn’t care about money, and “no one has ever heard the word emoluments before.” Trump attacks Ilhan Omar as 9-11 minimizer, anti-Semite. Plus, your calls and IMs!

    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehmDsJ5pCc8

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  5. Policing the Open Road: How Cars Transformed American Freedom w/ Sarah Seo

    Today’s show features an interview Sam recorded with Iowa University Law Professor Sarah Seo about her latest book, Policing the Open Road: How Cars Transformed American Freedom. Sam and Seo discuss how the rise of personal automotive transportation led Americans to expect and accept a seemingly ever-growing police state in America.

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  6. Vilhelm Bohr Public Lecture: Niels Bohr - Life Behind the Physics

    Dr. Vilhelm Bohr, grandson of quantum science pioneer Niels Bohr, delivers a talk as part of Perimeter’s Institute’s 2014/15 Public Lecture Series. More on PI Public Lectures: http://ow.ly/NS0FK


    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zt5SdirL-ys

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  7. The White House Obstructs Justice & Sets The Stage For Genocide In Syria

    On today’s show: Fox News: Charles Payne wants college players paid, Bill Hammered disagrees. Schiff responds to WH withholding Sondland testimony. Schiff says Sondland has text messages the State Dept is withholding. 2012: Trump on Turkey: “I have a little conflict of interest…It’s called Trump Towers.” Ron Johnson attacks press over Trump’s Ukraine actions, deflects to 2016.

    On the fun half: Ben Shapiro says Trump has no plan. Scott Walker and Pete Hegseth discuss Eric Holder’s redistricting project “coup.” Ellen Degeneres explains why she’s friends with George W. Bush. Ellen show title on YouTube: “This photo of Ellen & George Bush will give you faith in America again.” Eric Weinstein welcomes Ellen to the IDW. Bernie leave house for the first time since heart attack. Chris Morris on comedy in the Trump era. Trump says the military was out of ammunition when he came into office. A personal account of the situation on the ground in Syria.

    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McJYFYseOpA

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  8. Fusing Race & Class, Winning Elections & Saving America w/ Ian Haney López - MR - 10/7/19

    Ian Haney López (@IanHaneyLopez), author of, ‘Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America,’ joins us.

    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4E8kv4G-54

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  9. Reporters Dig Into Justice Kavanaugh’s Past, Allegations Of Misconduct Against Him

    Several Democratic presidential candidates are calling for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after The New York Times published an essay Sept. 14 describing alleged sexual misconduct that occurred during his college years at Yale.

    New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, who penned the essay, covered Kavanaugh’s contentious 2018 confirmation hearings, in which Christine Blasey Ford alleged that he’d sexually assaulted her at a house party when they were both teenagers. The FBI conducted an investigation into Kavanaugh’s behavior, but it was restricted in terms of time and scope. The Senate ultimately voted 50-48 in favor of Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

    In their new book, The Education of Brett Kavanaugh, Pogrebin and Kelly detail what’s already known about Kavanaugh — and extend the investigation into parts of his history and events alleged to have taken place. (Editor’s Note: Pogrebin and Kelly’s reporting noted below includes a graphic description of alleged sexual misconduct.)


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  10. Fullstack Health Podcast | Fullstack Podcast

    The podcast at the intersection of tech and health.


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