WEEKLY NEWS ROUNDUP #28

Australian government to hack our devices CIA found that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ‘sent 11 messages to advisor who oversaw Jamal Khashoggi murder squad in the hours surrounding the journalist’s death’ Chinese Scientist Claims To Have Created First Genetically Modified Babies New evidence supports the broken NATO one inch promise to...Read More »

WEEKLY NEWS ROUNDUP #27

Well of course there’s only one story for us to talk about this week (for 90 MINUTES) – the hushed up criminal history of George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st President of the United States, whose Faustian deal with the devil expired last week. And that of his father and...Read More »

GenZ Pilot Podcast

I keep seeing headlines like “Generation Hopeless: millennials who lack basic life and workplace skills.” Which I think is bullshit. Older generations usually poke shit at the younger ones. But maybe they know something we don’t? So I thought an interesting podcast might be to sit down with my 18 year...Read More »

BFTN #26 2018-11-26

Welcome to day 674 of the presidency of our Lord and Saviour Donald J Trump, may his nose hairs never be ticklish and his tiny hands continue to fondle his daughter’s sweet ass. And may he continue to give thanks for himself. On our news show this week: 1. Trump vs the...Read More »

BFTN #25 2018-11-19

On our news show this week: 1. Ray updates us on hate crime stats 2. CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination 3. French Polynesia leader admits nuclear lie 4. Facebook cover-up 5. The U.S. Government May Be Charging Julian Assange Follow Cameron on Facebook Follow Ray on Facebook. (yes we get the irony) ...Read More »

BFTN #24 2018-11-14

On our news show this week: Stan Lee made our childhood better Some analysis of the U.S. midterms The Migrant Caravan & conditions in Honduras Hate Crime on the rise in the U.S. Follow Cameron on Facebook. Follow Ray on Facebook.   ...Read More »

BFTN #23 2018-11-05

On BULLSHIT FILTER THE NEWS this week: Cameron gets hacked. Monsanto, Roundup, glyphosate & cancer. Khashoggi updates. Christian terrorism in the United States. Follow Cameron on Facebook. Follow Ray on Facebook.   ...Read More »

BFTN #22 2018-10-15

On BULLSHIT FILTER THE NEWS this week: We spend the whole hour talking about the disappearance and alleged murder of Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Who is he? What do we really know about him and his family background? What is Trump’s relationship with Saudi Arabia? Should we trust Turkey? Follow Cameron on Facebook. Follow Ray on Facebook.   ...Read More »

BFTN #21 2018-10-10

On BULLSHIT FILTER THE NEWS this week: Welcome to day 625 of the Trump presidency. And Cameron’s birthday. Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies A leading Holocaust historian just seriously compared the US to...Read More »

BFTN #20 2018-10-01

On BULLSHIT FILTER THE NEWS this week: Welcome to day 611 of the Trump presidency. Trump got laughed at.   PM Jacinda Ardern rejects US President Donald Trump’s call to join war on drugs Why I regret my war on drugs   Young single people in Japan aren’t having sex and the reason is proving fatal Brett Kavanaugh...Read More »

BFTN #19 2018-09-24

On BULLSHIT FILTER THE NEWS this week: Welcome to day 611 of the Trump presidency. Ten Years After the Crash, We’ve Learned Nothing F.D.A. Targets Vaping, Alarmed by Teenage Use Australia’s democracy is a sham – and nobody cares The Japanese land some small robots on a small space rock The Calabrian Mafia and strawberries More: https://www.smh.com.au/national/new-twist-in-strawberry-case-20180919-p504rq.html “This is...Read More »

BFTN #18 2018-09-17

On BULLSHIT FILTER THE NEWS this week: Someone suggested we should provide some Syria updates. MoD accidentally reveals British drones firing thermobaric missiles in Syria More than 30,000 Syrians displaced in Idlib assault U.S. Holds Talks With U.K., France on Possible Syria Strikes YouTube shuts down pro-Syrian government channels Rescuer hit in airstrike keeps filming to...Read More »

BFTN #17 2018-09-10

On BULLSHIT FILTER THE NEWS this week: Trump can’t say Anonymous  The “Resistance” Inside the Trump Administration Is the United States of America a republic or a democracy? The United States ranks only 21st in the Economist’s “Democracy Index 2017 Christian author: Trump is under attack from ‘multidimensional Luciferian advanced beings’ Bob Woodward’s book (and recording)...Read More »

BFTN #16 2018-09-03

On BULLSHIT FILTER THE NEWS this week: Donald Trump not coming to Australia  Chinese billionaire Jack Ma says the US wasted trillions on warfare instead of investing in infrastructure A “Social Wealth Fund” Could be the Next Big Idea Harvey Weinstein’s money is still good for something Louis CK is back doing standup Follow Cameron on...Read More »

BFTN #15 2018-08-27

On BULLSHIT FILTER THE NEWS this week: Australian PM has his Ides of March – in August.  Robert Mueller Might Have ‘Quite Ugly’ Information on Donald Trump’s Unreleased Tax Returns McCain is dead. He wasn’t a hero. California Measure Would Expunge Many Marijuana-Related Crimes Follow Cameron on Facebook. Follow Ray on Facebook. ...Read More »

BFTN #14 2018-08-20

On BULLSHIT FILTER THE NEWS this week: Kofi Annan & Rwanda Scientists Just Successfully Reversed Ageing in Lab Grown Human Cells https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30026406 Report details decades of sexual abuse by priests and WTF is wrong with Catholics? Pentagon to return bells captured in the Philippines over 100 years ago & the bias of CNN Alex Jones &...Read More »

BFTN #13 2018-08-05

We’re back! On BULLSHIT FILTER THE NEWS this week: Nine – Fairfax merger & media consolidation The Q Conspiracy,  What Is QAnon? The Conspiracy Theory Tiptoeing Into Trump World What is America’s most important problem? The Pope has a message for death penalty hypocrites Follow Cameron on Facebook. Follow Ray on Facebook. ...Read More »

BFTN #12 2018-06-25

On BULLSHIT FILTER THE NEWS this week: Supercomputer Aurora 21 will map the human brain, starting in 2021 The US Department of Energy is in the process of revamping the contract for the Aurora supercomputer, shifting its deployment from 2018 to 2021, and increasing its performance from 180 petaflops to over 1...Read More »

BFTN #11 2018-06-18

On BULLSHIT FILTER THE NEWS this week: Singapore summit: Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un document released after historic meeting – North Korea must open up to improve economy and living standards – Cheesiest video ever – All the Times North Korea Promised to Denuclearize Bitcoin’s 2017 Surge Was the Result of Manipulation, Experts Say More Than...Read More »

BFTN #10 2018-06-11

On BULLSHIT FILTER THE NEWS this week: Bourdain, suicide and The Three Illusions MormonLeaks: LDS Church connected to at least $32B in U.S. stock market The Mormon Church came out HARD against Utah’s medical marijuana initiative. Last week, MormonLeaks leaked a doc proving the church owns nearly a billion in big pharma stocks. Utah...Read More »

BFTN #9 2018-06-04

On BULLSHIT FILTER THE NEWS this week: Weezer Records Africa Samantha Bee called Ivanka Trump a feckless cunt and I’m offended. Cockroach Milk Has More Protein And Nutrients Than Regular Milk: The Next Superfood Trend? Arkady Babchenko “murder”  – Why he left Russia Congressional Candidate In Virginia Admits He’s A Pedophile Google won’t renew its military...Read More »

BFTN #8 2018-05-28

On BULLSHIT FILTER THE NEWS this week: The Coming Collapse Elon Musk doesn’t know how journalism works — but thinks he can fix it School shooting around the world Yes, Trump Aides Colluded With Foreign Governments ‘A lot of dial tones’: The inside story of how Trump’s North Korea summit fell apart  Follow Cameron on...Read More »

BFTN #7 2018-05-21

On BULLSHIT FILTER THE NEWS this week: The Royal wedding Santa Fe shooting FBI spying on Trump Rock star physicist Carlo Rovelli on why time is an illusion Turning carbon dioxide into rock – forever Trump Defends ‘Animals’ Remark, Saying It Referred to MS-13 Gang Members  MS-13 Salvadorian civil war in the 1980s pitted a right-wing government against...Read More »

BFTN #6 2018-05-14

    On BULLSHIT FILTER THE NEWS this week: Revenge of the Laughable Bumblefucks Trump nukes Iran deal Iran is responsible for a significant portion of the world’s oil, and sanctions will reduce the amount they’re able to export. The big threats to our planet are the Republican Party and Christianity. Also see: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/11/09/how-the-faithful-voted-a-preliminary-2016-analysis/ Trump has a tiny...Read More »

BFTN #5 2018-05-07

On BULLSHIT FILTER THE NEWS this week: * ‘We’re doomed’: Mayer Hillman on the climate reality * Are You Ready To Consider That Capitalism Is The Real Problem? * The enduring legacy of Marx * Also… https://qz.com/1269525 * The Korea Peace Deal * Also… https://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/559181/ Follow Cameron on Micro Blog and Facebook. Follow Ray on Facebook. ...Read More »

BFTN #4 2018-04-30

On BULLSHIT FILTER THE NEWS this week: Semion Mogilevich, the alleged “boss of bosses” of the Russian mob and his connections to Donald Trump Read more: https://trump-russia.com/2017/05/22/the-russian-mobster-who-hid-out-in-trump-tower-and-the-taj-mahal/amp/ http://www.citjourno.org/page-1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semion_Mogilevich?wprov=sfti1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_Sater?wprov=sfti1 https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/who-is-holding-robert-levinson Online dating closers https://qz.com/1247382/online-dating-is-so-awful-that-people-are-paying-virtual-dating-assistants-to-impersonate-them/ The Incel Rebellions https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/24/world/canada/incel-reddit-meaning-rebellion.html https://www.vox.com/world/2018/4/25/17277496/incel-toronto-attack-alek-minassian Follow Cameron on Micro Blog and Facebook. Follow Ray on Facebook. ...Read More »

BFTN #3 2018-04-23

On BULLSHIT FILTER THE NEWS this week: Special guest Sherlock Ortiz comes on to school us about political correctness. Or does he? Cameron rants about the “Whataboutism” Vs Tu Quoque Allison Mack, Smallville actress, charged over Nxivm sex trafficking Read more about NXIVM Raul Castro, President of Cuba retires But the U.S. MSM still can’t...Read More »

BFTN #2 2018-04-16

On BFTN this week: Trump Strikes Syria Cate Blanchett’s “Penis Facial” Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans? More Gaza Protests Former Israeli soldiers wrote an open letter Elizabeth Warren Calls on Israel to Exercise Restraint Against Palestinian Protesters ‘Boy Who Came Back From Heaven’ Is Suing Christian Publisher to Get His Name Removed From Phony...Read More »

BFTN #1 2018-04-09

Welcome to our new series – Bullshit Filter The News! Based on the positive response to our spontaneous “Uncle Cam’s Corner” episode a couple of weeks ago, we decided to make it a weekly thing. We’ll pick the top stories and events that have grabbed our attention over the last...Read More »

Uncle Cam's Corner.1

Taking a break from our War On Drugs, Cam wanted to talk about a few current news items, in particular, Cambridge Analytica, Putin’s election, and the Austin “bomber”. Welcome to Uncle Cam’s Corner. Theme music: Holy Deep by The Passion HiFi ...Read More »

War On Drugs 3.1

Our third series starts today. We’re going to be looking at the history of the “War On Drugs”. HOW TO LISTEN If you’re seeing this message, it means you aren’t logged in as a subscriber. If want to listen to the premium episodes of the series, you’ll need to become one of...Read More »

Gun Control 2.6

The sixth and final episode of our series on gun control and gun violence  continues our look at the United States. We explore the history of the NRA and develop our conclusions from the series. Theme music: Holy Deep by The Passion HiFi Show Notes: NRA Let’s talk about the NRA, the National Rifle Association. Why is the...Read More »

Gun Control 2.1

The first episode of our series on gun control and gun violence in four countries – Australia, UK, Canada and USA. We’ll explore the history of each country and look at the evidence as to whether or not gun control has lead to less gun homicides, less mass shootings, and...Read More »

Series 2 Promo - Gun Control

Today we start our second series on The Bullshit Filter with a 5 episode look at gun control and gun violence in four countries – Australia, UK, Canada and USA. We’ll explore the history of each country and look at the evidence as to whether or not gun control has...Read More »

Syrian Civil War 1.25

The final episode! Trump launched 59 cruise missiles at Shayrat Air Base, but he first warned the Russians who in turn warned the Syrians. So the attack was mostly for show. Putin suggested the attack was an attempt to distract the world from civilian casualties in Iraq. An American-led bombing in Western...Read More »

Syrian Civil War 1.24

Second last episode! On 8 October 2015, the U.S. officially announced the end of the Pentagon’s $500 million program to train and equip Syrian rebels in an acknowledgment that the program had failed. The Pentagon admitted that it had trained only four or five fighters inside Syria and that others had surrendered to...Read More »

Syrian Civil War 1.23

Third last episode! In June 2014 Syria had a presidential election. Guess you won? On August 19 American journalist James Foley, who had been captured in Syria, was beheaded in a video by ISIL member “Jihadi John”. That started a run of ISIL beheadings and threats to America and the UK. On 30 September 2015, at an official...Read More »

Syrian Civil War 1.22

After the Obama administration decided against a full out attack on the Syrian forces, they began to revamp a failed policy. In the end, the Obama administration spent $1 billion, according to the New York Times, on what the CIA called a train-and-equip program, trying to build a rebel army,...Read More »

Syrian Civil War 1.21

At a minimum, the Obama administration exaggerated its case to justify a military attack on Syria. At worst, the White House fabricated intelligence. Bottom line: no one has yet presented convincing evidence of who perpetrated the horrific Al Ghouta attack. But one thing remains clear: the Al Ghouta massacre changed US policy, just...Read More »

Syrian Civil War 1.20

Obama’s “red line” and what happened after the Ghouta attack. On 31 August 2013, the US military was ready to make strikes on Syrian targets. But Obama blinked. Maybe because Donald Trump tweeted that attacking Syria would “look very bad”. Hey our show is now listed in iTunes as “The BS Filter”....Read More »

Syrian Civil War 1.19

Syria were one of seven countries that had not joined the 1997 convention banning chemical weapons. They were widely believed to possess large undeclared stockpiles of mustard gas and sarin nerve agent. Fast forward to March 19, 2013: There’s a gas attack in the town of Khan al-Assal in northern...Read More »

Syrian Civil War 1.18

More clips of Barbara Walters’ 2011 interview with Bashar where he explains why Syria is “the faultline” of the Middle East and how he ended up President. We cover the major events of 2012, including the Benghazi attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya which, according to Seymour Hersh, may have had to...Read More »

Syrian Civil War 1.17

Late 2011, Bashar al-Assad did a lengthy interview with Barbara Walters, in which he explained his perspective on the violence engulfing his country, how he ended up as President, and his plans for the future. It’s a fascinating and disturbing interview, and we play a few selected clips on this...Read More »

Syrian Civil War 1.16

Here’s my interview with Muhannad Saker, a Syrian from Lattakia, an Alawii, who was in Damascus during the early years of the civil war. I chatted with him a few weeks ago to get an eyewitness account of the events. Hey our show is now listed in iTunes as “The BS...Read More »

Syrian Civil War 1.15

NATO attacks Libya to remove Gaddafi, in part, according to intelligence sent to Hillary Clinton (leaked by Wikileaks) to prevent him from introducing the gold dinar, a single African currency made from gold. Meanwhile in Syria, large crowds of Syrians rallied in Damascus and Aleppo in support of the government...Read More »

Syrian Civil War 1.14

Why were there pro-government rallies in most of the country’s cities at the end of March 2011? Why did the government formally declare the repeal of an emergency law that had been in place since 1963? Then in late April, SOMETHING TERRIBLE happened in the small Syrian town of Tel Kalakh. Meanwhile, in...Read More »

Syrian Civil War 1.13

We cover the events of March 2011, including Assad’s first speech since the start of the troubles, in which he blames foreign elements, sacks his cabinet, and points the finger at Al Jazeera, the satellite television network based in Qatar – which leads us to some talk about Qatar, their...Read More »

Syrian Civil War 1.12

We talk more about the diplomatic cable, written in 2006 by William Roebuck, chargé d’affaires at the US embassy in Damascus, that talked about ways the U.S. could help overthrow the Assad regime. It was later leaked by Wikileaks. We cover his comments about how the U.S. could use former...Read More »

Syrian Civil War 1.11

Then 9/11 happened. In 2003, despite their history with Iraq during the first Gulf War, the Assad government opposed the United States’ invasion and occupation of Iraq. But that didn’t stop the USA from using Syria as one of the main places where they sent their “ghost detainees” as part...Read More »

Syrian Civil War 1.10

  When Hafez al-Assad died in June 2000 he was succeeded by his youngest son Bashar as President and Syrian Regional Branch head. He was 35 years old. He later ran unopposed in an election, receiving 97.29 percent of the vote. Sounds legit to us. Early in his Presidency, The Damascus Spring happened –...Read More »

Syrian Civil War 1.9

We cover the last few decades of Hafez Al-Assad’s Presidency of Syria, including his support for America’s war on Iraq in 1991 and his brother Rifaat’s attempt at a coup. Hey our show is now listed in iTunes as “The BS Filter”. Click here. You should be able to find it in most podcast...Read More »

Syrian Civil War 1.8

In this episode we continue to discuss the Lebanese civil war, the founding of the PLO (the Palestinian Liberation Organisation), Fatah, Hezbollah and the quick version of the Lebanese civil war from its genesis in 1975, how Syria got involved, right up until Syria was forced to leave the country in 2005...Read More »

Syrian Civil War 1.7

In this episode we discuss the Lebanese civil war which raged from 1975 – 1990 and claimed the lives of 120,000 people, with another 1,000,000 refugees. Syria played a huge role and their forces stayed in control of the country until 2005. We also explain a little about the “Eisenhower...Read More »

Syrian Civil War 1.6

In this episode we examine the US’ response to the OPEC oil sanctions of 1973. Kissinger promised to negotiate a settlement between Israel and Syria which was enough for Assad to convince Arab oil producers to lift the embargo in March 1974. But at the same time, and this was a...Read More »

Syrian Civil War 1.5

Part 5 of our Syria series looks at the era of Hafez Al-Assad, 1970 – 2000. His rise through the ranks of the military, becoming a general in the air force, defense minister, and finally President after his own coup. His wars against Israel and his role in the OPEC...Read More »

Syrian Civil War 1.4

Part 4 of our series on the Syrian civil war focuses on the history of the Alawites, a bizarre and minor Islamic sect that spent most of its 1100 year history being oppressed (and beheaded) by the Sunni majority – until Hafez al-Assad, an Alawite, became the President of Syria...Read More »

Syrian Civil War 1.3

Part 3 of our series on the Syrian civil war. We spend this episode talking about Saudi Arabia – from it’s founding in 1744, when Muhammad bin Saud, founder of the dynasty, joined forces with the religious leader Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, founder of the Wahhabi movement, a strict puritanical form of...Read More »

Syrian Civil War 1.2

Continuing our discussion about the Syrian civil war and the history that lead up to it, we pick up where we left off talking about the history of Iran, including the CIA’s covert overthrow of Iran’s Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh in 1953, the US’ support over the next 20 years for Iran’s...Read More »

Syrian Civil War 1.1

Welcome to our new series! After a brief introduction to the series, we launch into our first topic – the Syrian civil war, the deadliest conflict the 21st century has witnessed thus far. Nearly six years since the conflict began, more than 450,000 Syrians have been killed in the fighting, more...Read More »