Black Sheep Rising – Episode 71

The hell is brutalist philosophy? • Setting up an anti-recruiting table on career day • Militarism in the US and the business of war • Live calls on the show? • Jimmy from AZ approves • Conformity and the Asch experiment • Josie not susceptible to hypnosis • Jay, Josie Wales, and Rapsher join • Show notes at: BlackSheepRising.org

Black Sheep Rising – Episode 70

Freedom folks running for office in Keene • Free woman project, Brazil.  Getting along just fine • Stephen Hawking – still not Ok with the show • Keene city council – Still a bunch of pansies • Jay and Darryl join • Show notes at: BlackSheepRising.org

This month’s Keene Nanny Award goes to…

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As many of you may already be aware, last month saw the passing of funnyman Robin Williams. He will be missed.  In response, his fans chose to honor his life by setting up a memorial at the Parrish Shoes wall in downtown Keene.  Parrish Shoes was a fictional store in the William’s movie, Jumanji, which was filmed in the area.  The shrine which includes portraits of the late actor, personal letters, and candles has stood for six weeks through rain and shine.

Now, as reported by the Sentinel, the regional coordinator for Monadnock Voices for Prevention and all-round local busybody, Polly Morris has petitioned the city to have it removed. Her reasoning? It may present potential health risks to the mentally unstable. Seriously? I have no doubt her intentions deep down are good, but her actions highlight exactly what is wrong in this world. People trying to control other people. Until the nannies of the world learn to live and let live we will never know peace.

So with that, this month’s Keene Nanny Award goes to Polly Morris. Thank you Polly for your hard work and dedication. Doubtless, without your motherly meddling society as we know it would plunge right back into the Dark Ages. And we can’t have that, so thank you.

Update: The great and wise city Nannies have spoken. Of course, they know best. And for some reason, what they say goes even though they are only a small few. The Robin Williams memorial will be removed 3 days before Pumkinfest (10/15/14). Perhaps the memorabilia will be saved for some library wall? Perhaps it will go straight in the trash? Who knows? Ultimately the cities bureaucratic elites have decided to piss on the free speech of the peasants of Keene. “Get back in line. Pay your taxes. And stop causing a ruckus. We know best.”
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Black Sheep Rising – Episode 68

The 13th anniversary of 9/11 is upon us.  The warhawks and the nationalists like to wave the “Never Forget” mantra around, but forget what exactly?  What the F actually happened on that day and does anyone really even care? Join us – Rapsher, Mat Roach, Joe Mirzoeff, and myself – as we take a hard look at the events on that tragic day.

Question 9/11 = instant kook.  Thanks Alex Jones • Pulling WTC7 and molten f-ing steel • Military Industrial Complex hard at work: free tanks for all • Joe’s recommended reading • Mainstream news completely scripted • Show notes at: BlackSheepRising.org

Black Sheep Rising – Episode 67

 

Chalking hypocrisy in Keene • Dog vs Wolf: Dogs form strict hierarchies and love to follow orders – Wolves cooperate and love their freedom • Have humans been systematically bred (like dogs) to be slaves? • Remembering Robin Williams • Shaunna, Derrick, and Garret join • Show notes at: BlackSheepRising.org

Black Sheep Rising – Episode 66

Baby wabbits and other NH wildlife • Millennials: new generation of hippies? • Roof Koreans for hire and Ferguson, MO stuff • Otters: not so cute after all • Katie, Matt, and Darryl join • Show notes at BlackSheepRising.org