Can We Wake The President?

This week, we start in California, which is the subject of two piece published by The Founders in the current issue of National Review. Then, all the way from South Africa, COVID sceptic Nick Hudson, CEO of PANDA, a collective of leading scientists, actuaries, economists, data scientists, statisticians, medical professionals, lawyers, engineers and businesspeople working as a collective to replace bad science with good science.  Hudson and his group have done real research on lockdowns, their effectiveness and the various policies put in place around the world to mitigate COVID. Then, our old friend Tevi Troy joins to talk about Presidents, the coming financial crisis, electric cars, and more. Finally, we wrap up with some impressions of the ongoing Derek Chauvin trial in Minneapolis from someone who lives there.

Music from this week’s episode: Behind the Wall of Sleep by The Smithereens 

The video mentioned in the Nick Hudson segment may be viewed here.  Part II is here.

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  1. kedavis Member
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    Ricochet Audio Network: Can We Wake The President?

    Wasn’t it the same thing with Obama?

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  2. kedavis Member
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    @kedavis

    Rob makes his RINO mistake here too.  The problem with RINOs is they aren’t just “moderate.”  The main problem is that even if they campaign as “moderate” or a bit farther right, once they get in they don’t follow through.  So having RINOs “win” is not really a win, in most cases.

    Unless RINOs just give a slight numerical majority that allows serious conservatives to have more of a say, it’s pointless to elect them.  Ultimately they end up going with the Dims a lot of the time.

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  3. William Laing Member
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    Opening theme: Does anyone agree that doopa-doopa track underlying the otherwise witty audio-montage should go? It doesn’t really tie the other material together; it just sounds crude, and would-be modern. Yuk.

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  4. Blue Yeti Admin
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    William Laing (View Comment):

    Opening theme: Does anyone agree that doopa-doopa track underlying the otherwise witty audio-montage should go? It doesn’t really tie the other material together; it just sounds crude, and would-be modern. Yuk.

    You should take that up with the composer of the track. He should be here any minute. 

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  5. JennaStocker Member
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  6. kedavis Member
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    @kedavis

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t Nick Hudson say things that, had he written them as a post on Ricochet last year, might have been “redacted” as some kind of “conspiracy theory,” or at the very least not promoted to the Main Feed?

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  7. MiMac Thatcher
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    I don’t trust his analytics since history has proved him wrong-Hudson claimed last June that the estimate of 40K COVID deaths in So Africa was “a drastic over-estimate” and they now have >53K deaths.

    https://mybroadband.co.za/news/trending/359207-covid-19-in-south-africa-predictions-versus-reality.html

    It is difficult to get some of his other predictions from last year to check his accuracy b/c the “server can’t be found” on some of them.

    he also predicted 10-20K deaths from COVID in another article in summer of 2020

    https://dearsouthafrica.co.za/2020/08/06/the-evidence-is-in-the-lockdown-has-been-a-catastrophic-failure/

    so he is off by ~250-300% not exactly great at numbers for a number guy. I hope his estimates for the damage from the lockdowns is more exacting.

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  8. Richard O'Shea Coolidge
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    I miss the Lileks Post of the Week.

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  9. Henry Castaigne Member
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    Why does the outro remind me of another song?

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  10. James Lileks Contributor
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    Richard O'Shea (View Comment):

    I miss the Lileks Post of the Week.

    I had one, but time is a cruel mistress. 

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  11. James Lileks Contributor
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    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    William Laing (View Comment):

    Opening theme: Does anyone agree that doopa-doopa track underlying the otherwise witty audio-montage should go? It doesn’t really tie the other material together; it just sounds crude, and would-be modern. Yuk.

    You should take that up with the composer of the track. He should be here any minute.

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  12. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    James Lileks (View Comment):

    Richard O’Shea (View Comment):

    I miss the Lileks Post of the Week.

    I had one, but time is a cruel mistress.

    Well then, use your safe word, and run 5 minutes longer…

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  13. Richard O'Shea Coolidge
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    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    James Lileks (View Comment):

    Richard O’Shea (View Comment):

    I miss the Lileks Post of the Week.

    I had one, but time is a cruel mistress.

    Well then, use your safe word, and run 5 minutes longer…

    Time is not a cruel mistress in podcasts.  Just slip her an extra bauble and you can stay another five minutes.

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  14. RufusRJones Member
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    Richard O’Shea (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    James Lileks (View Comment):

    Richard O’Shea (View Comment):

    I miss the Lileks Post of the Week.

    I had one, but time is a cruel mistress.

    Well then, use your safe word, and run 5 minutes longer…

    Time is not a cruel mistress in podcasts. Just slip her an extra bauble and you can stay another five minutes.

    On a related note, I can’t stand podcasts that they make last 60 minutes no matter what. I get why they do this, but on balance it defeats what is good about podcasting. I want solid content. Radio has a hard clock, but they can take callers if they need to fill up time. On some shows the callers are very entertaining and informing.

    The Patriot Channel on SiriusXM is really good because they get great guests because of their national footprint into BFE everywhere, but their clock is way, way more flexible than terrestrial radio.  It’s the best of both worlds.

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  15. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
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    Listen to the videos from Nick Hudson before big tech scrubs them 

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  16. Scott Wilmot Member
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    “Completely agnostic on social issues”. That is how RINO’s win in CA? Sheesh, that is just about all that the Left pushes these days. What a gutless position.

    For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life? (Mt 16:26)

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  17. EJHill Podcaster
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    @scottwilmot I remember during the homosexual marriage debate that those in favor of it told us that if the Republican Party were to survive into the future we all must embrace the progressive culture and become more liberal as a whole.

    And then those same people had a cow when the party embraced a man they found morally  and politically “distasteful.”

    “He’s not a conservative!” they yelled. Suddenly, the leader of the GOP had to be this rigidly moral beacon to the country. Now that he’s out of the White House they have returned to the pre-Trump argument that the only way to compete in elections is to stop being so damned conservative. They will never quite square that circle, will they?

    In a recent “G-File,” Jonah Goldberg called the culture war “a distraction.” On immigration policy, he wrote, “Democrats love the issue because it lets them demonize Republicans— often but not always unfairly— as rank nativists and bigots.” (Emphasis mine.) See, if you don’t embrace the progressive cultural agenda you deserve to be branded as a racist. Now, of course, he’s gleefully cheerleading the potential demise of Matt Gaetz, because the “culture war” stuff of sex is suddenly not a distraction. It never is when it’s convenient, I guess.

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  18. RufusRJones Member
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    I’m not an expert on this, but I think the question of state sanctioned polygamy is still legally wide open because of homosexual marriage.   I’m not up on the current status, but the FLDS types are a total nightmare.

    They never, ever should have recognized them as the same thing. They aren’t the same thing.

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  19. RufusRJones Member
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    I just happened to start a very good conversation about spending, conservatives gaining political traction or not, and so forth. 

     

    https://ricochet.com/926429/zero-liability-voters/#comment-5359937

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  20. Bishop Wash Member
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    Not unexpected, but it would have been nice when discussing Presidents turning grey in their term to say that Trump looked younger at the end of his.

    I was thinking it and was glad that Peter brought it up when it was mentioned that two of the hosts wrote articles about California. Rob’s is positive about California’s future and I thought, didn’t Rob just flee it? Granted it was to another cesspool, but he left. Thanks for chastising him Peter.

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  21. Mark Alexander Coolidge
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    The PANDA link is missing the initial “h”.

    https://www.pandata.org/

     

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  22. EJHill Podcaster
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    Mark Alexander: The PANDA link is missing the initial “h”.

    Fixed. What the “h” were we thinking?

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  23. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge
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    @DonG

    I see three white guys making a symbol of a bent “W” and number “1” over the lips.  Is that the newest symbol for white supremacy? 

    –just kidding.   It was a great podcast.

    Can We Wake The President?

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  24. La Tapada Member
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    GlennAmurgis (View Comment):

    Listen to the videos from Nick Hudson before big tech scrubs them

    Does anyone know which video on the PANDA website is the one that Nick Hudson was referring to? I will eventually watch/listen to much of what is there, but I’d like to know which one he was referring to, that Twitter removed.

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  25. La Tapada Member
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    La Tapada (View Comment):

    GlennAmurgis (View Comment):

    Listen to the videos from Nick Hudson before big tech scrubs them

    Does anyone know which video on the PANDA website is the one that Nick Hudson was referring to? I will eventually watch/listen to much of what is there, but I’d like to know which one he was referring to, that Twitter removed.

    Sorry, I found the answer. (The edit button won’t let me edit right now.)

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  26. Bereket Kelile Member
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     At this point, my hypothesis is that you need a party led and funded by someone like Peter Thiel to mount a successful alternative. This would be a coalition of non-white, non-progressive Democrats, independents, and moderate conservatives. The GOP brand is shot, in my opinion, but if a non-Republican runs who is palatable to GOP voters, then it’s worth a try.

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  27. Blue Yeti Admin
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    Richard O'Shea (View Comment):
    Time is not a cruel mistress in podcasts.  Just slip her an extra bauble and you can stay another five minutes.

    We never care about how long our podcasts go as long as they are interesting. In this case, we were running up against other appointments the hosts had to get to. 

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  28. RufusRJones Member
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    In the memo, which has no named author, CGCN warns the “business community” that their previous allies in the Republican Party are moving on from protecting business interests to instead focusing on populist priorities of protecting American workers. As the GOP shifts downward away from the elites and towards the everyman, the memo notes, the Democrats in Washington continue their efforts to punish companies with tax hikes and regulatory burdens. In other words, companies may be left with nobody to defend them or their interests—all because they decided to abandon neutrality in favor of woke leftism, fighting culture wars that have driven Republicans away from them back toward the refreshed GOP base while Democrats will never reward them for being woke enough.

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/03/17/gop-insiders-warn-companies-woke-leftism-paving-way-for-corporate-free-populist-republican-party/

     

     

     

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  29. Vince Guerra Member
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    It took all of three minutes for Rob to become so shrill that I turned it off because I never want to hear his opinions again. Sorry, guys, you’ve got a problem tainting your brand.

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  30. kedavis Member
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    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    I just happened to start a very good conversation about spending, conservatives gaining political traction or not, and so forth.

     

    https://ricochet.com/926429/zero-liability-voters/#comment-5359937

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    Might be better if you pointed towards the start of your post, rather than the third comment to your post.

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