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Re: Richard Syrett
« Reply #150 on: May 12, 2014, 04:40:43 PM »
Hahaha, Versteppen "step'n" out.  ::)


I should send Syrett a thank you note for putting me to sleep during the first hour and saving me this poser.


Re: Richard Syrett
« Reply #151 on: May 12, 2014, 05:58:35 PM »
The word "adventurer" in the bio should have been a warning.

Hehe, deserving of upper-right corner status methinks.

Re: Richard Syrett
« Reply #152 on: May 12, 2014, 06:13:30 PM »
Agreed on the trendy look, and judging from his facial hair he's a tasty Canadian tastes himself


Re: Richard Syrett
« Reply #153 on: May 12, 2014, 10:52:42 PM »
The caller near the end who called out Verstappen on having absolutely no experience or authority in the realm of psychopaths was my hero.

And although Syrett always makes me double-check my radio to make sure the station's not on NPR, he gets points for his "gentle disagreements" with Verstappen's frequent bullish*t bombs (i.e. homeless people are homeless because they're too weak to defend themselves against the psychopaths that rule corporate and functioning society).
Was the call worth the wait?  I just could not keep going (I know... I am weak and will one day be fodder for a psychopath all because of my inability to torture myself.)  Please tell me that he was not cut off and made some good points.

Maybe he's really from Minnesooota and is just posing as a Canadian to appear "trendy," eh?
Is it really trendy now?  It seems disappointing that we have to say "house" or "eh" to differentiate ourselves.  I know that Jas is trendy because of the obvious accent...  (was going to head into a rant about Mexican or East Indian accents and why nobody says "cool, trendy, great!" when they hear them... but that is better left to the political section.)

Re: Richard Syrett
« Reply #154 on: May 13, 2014, 06:45:52 AM »
I didn't listen to the talks-to-psychopaths-guy.

In most situations, most people can talk with a psychopath. Mostly because even those that are floridly psychotic can carry on a discussion. Granted many times the pressured speech and mania make the conversation pretty much one sided.

The important consideration is not to support the delusions, doing so makes those in a delusional state more affirmed in their beliefs and can make recovery more difficult.

On the other hand direct confrontation with delusional beliefs can escalate paranoia and potential violence. And can make the mentally ill person much more resistant to therapy.

It's one thing to engage a person out of concern and a desire to keep another safe, but an entirely different thing to make it about bravado.

Re: Richard Syrett
« Reply #155 on: May 13, 2014, 09:06:33 AM »
Was the call worth the wait?  I just could not keep going (I know... I am weak and will one day be fodder for a psychopath all because of my inability to torture myself.)  Please tell me that he was not cut off and made some good points.

Seemed like Syrett made sure the guest addressed all of the caller's points, even though Steppenwolf, or whatever his name was, clearly wanted to move on.

Overall, I found it amusing. Clearly the guy was an egomaniac talking out of his ass--a self-proclaimed expert with a penchant for sweeping generalizations--but Syrett offered a couple of opposing viewpoints to keep things interesting. 

Re: Richard Syrett
« Reply #156 on: May 13, 2014, 02:36:06 PM »
Seemed like Syrett made sure the guest addressed all of the caller's points, even though Steppenwolf, or whatever his name was, clearly wanted to move on.

Overall, I found it amusing. Clearly the guy was an egomaniac talking out of his ass--a self-proclaimed expert with a penchant for sweeping generalizations--but Syrett offered a couple of opposing viewpoints to keep things interesting.


Syrett is fine........but, I was not that enthralled with his two guests.

Re: Richard Syrett
« Reply #157 on: May 13, 2014, 04:14:20 PM »
Last night: Host Richard Syrett welcomed writer, adventurer, martial artist, and street youth counselor, Stefan Verstappen, for a discussion on the dangerous nature of psychopaths.

The word "adventurer" in the bio should have been a warning.

It took me about 15 minutes, if that, to decide that Stefan Verstappen is a tool. Any guy that proclaims his ability to be so awesome at interacting with psychopaths that they often mistake him as "one of their own," describes himself as an alpha male and won't stop talking about his authority on all things martial arts, even though we're talking about psychopaths, has inferiority issues, an inflated ego or a falsely inflated ego that's a product of inferiority issues.

Once again breaking my rules of "don't visit the guest's website," I see that Verstappen has written about 9 million self-published books. God forbid C2C book a guest with any actual authority on a topic. In the good old days, they'd have FBI profilers like Helen Morrison. Now we get this dweeb.

He gets half a point for not having a giant picture of himself in some impressive martial arts pose though. 

Oh, wait. I take that back.

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The caller near the end who called out Verstappen on having absolutely no experience or authority in the realm of psychopaths was my hero.

And although Syrett always makes me double-check my radio to make sure the station's not on NPR, he gets points for his "gentle disagreements" with Verstappen's frequent bullish*t bombs (i.e. homeless people are homeless because they're too weak to defend themselves against the psychopaths that rule corporate and functioning society).

Thank you my young, winged friend, you just saved me from wasting 3+ hours of listening to a dweeb.

Re: Richard Syrett
« Reply #158 on: May 13, 2014, 09:11:13 PM »

Syrett is fine........but, I was not that enthralled with his two guests.

Yeah, Syrett is OK in my book. I completely forgot who the guest was before the ninja psychopath.

Re: Richard Syrett
« Reply #159 on: May 17, 2014, 12:20:07 PM »
Syrett is OK (anyone is better than dooosh-nozzle Wells).  I sure miss that fat guy from MN.

Re: Richard Syrett
« Reply #160 on: June 08, 2014, 12:50:23 AM »
I thought after Ian left, we'd stop hearing about the zombie apocalypse.  There are no such things as zombies in the Romero sense of the word. Stupid topic.

Re: Richard Syrett
« Reply #161 on: June 08, 2014, 12:54:20 AM »
I thought after Ian left, we'd stop hearing about the zombie apocalypse.  There are no such things as zombies in the Romero sense of the word. Stupid topic.
Well.  Yet.

Re: Richard Syrett
« Reply #162 on: June 08, 2014, 12:06:23 PM »
I'm sooo very sick of zombies in every way, shape, and form. I turned it off.

Re: Richard Syrett
« Reply #163 on: June 08, 2014, 02:15:24 PM »
I'm sooo very sick of zombies in every way, shape, and form. I turned it off.
I think I left right about the time he told us that the upcoming microbiologist would tell us that a zombie bug already exists.  I hope he talked about the zombie ants (which do exit) or some other insect strains... Much like you, I decided that I did not really care to listen to more zombies.  I watched a couple of documentaries on cannibals instead.  Now THOSE people scare me in ways that no zombie ever could.

Re: Richard Syrett
« Reply #164 on: June 08, 2014, 04:11:45 PM »
I'm sooo very sick of zombies in every way, shape, and form. I turned it off.





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Re: Richard Syrett
« Reply #165 on: June 09, 2014, 07:43:40 AM »
Syrett gives me a little bit of Casey Kasem vibe. Especially when he talks about the bumper music. It's cool that he's into the tunes though.

Otherwise, it seemed like he did some homework with the first guest so he's better than George in that regard. But I passed out into the second guest, which wasn't entirely due to fatigue...

Re: Richard Syrett
« Reply #166 on: June 12, 2014, 02:01:30 AM »
At the beginning of Syrett's last show he said George Carlin was Canadian. lol

Re: Richard Syrett
« Reply #167 on: June 12, 2014, 04:40:08 AM »
Elana Freeland mentioned the Tunguska incident of 1908 and how Admiral Byrd's voyage to Antarctica happened a day later, although it began in 1928. She thought Byrd went to the Arctic to investigate Tunguska, but it's in the middle of Siberia and nowhere near Antarctica. lol

Re: Richard Syrett
« Reply #168 on: June 25, 2014, 09:48:25 AM »
HEY DID YOU HEAR THIS GUY TALKING ABOUT THE oh wait.

Re: Richard Syrett
« Reply #169 on: June 25, 2014, 09:35:33 PM »
At the beginning of Syrett's last show he said George Carlin was Canadian. lol
The Nooronic plagues is spreading

Re: Richard Syrett
« Reply #170 on: June 25, 2014, 10:21:34 PM »
The Nooronic plagues is spreading


Re: Richard Syrett
« Reply #171 on: June 28, 2014, 11:25:01 PM »
One of tonight's guests:

" First hour guest, Webster Tarpley, philosopher of history"

philosopher of history...what kind of qualification is that?

Re: Richard Syrett
« Reply #172 on: June 28, 2014, 11:30:17 PM »
One of tonight's guests:

" First hour guest, Webster Tarpley, philosopher of history"

philosopher of history...what kind of qualification is that?

He sounds like a Bob and Ray character!

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Re: Richard Syrett
« Reply #173 on: June 28, 2014, 11:48:48 PM »
One of tonight's guests:

" First hour guest, Webster Tarpley, philosopher of history"

philosopher of history...what kind of qualification is that?
Damn. I was hoping for a historian of philosophy.

Re: Richard Syrett
« Reply #174 on: June 29, 2014, 12:35:42 AM »
He's a truther, or at least holds them in high esteem.

Re: Richard Syrett
« Reply #175 on: June 29, 2014, 12:40:53 AM »
One of tonight's guests:

" First hour guest, Webster Tarpley, philosopher of history"

philosopher of history...what kind of qualification is that?

He's a Lyndon LaRouche crony. That's all you really need to know about him.

Re: Richard Syrett
« Reply #176 on: June 29, 2014, 12:42:17 AM »
IIRC, Webby has his own show.  Just got in, will have to dial up the Coast show.

Re: Richard Syrett
« Reply #177 on: June 29, 2014, 12:42:58 AM »
He's a Lyndon LaRouche crony. That's all you really need to know about him.

     Without the decency of giving his material out for free at a train station. This fucker charges 30 bucks a book.

Re: Richard Syrett
« Reply #178 on: June 29, 2014, 07:04:57 AM »
Thanks, Richard, for treating us to a disciple of Lyndon LaDouche.  It's always nice to hear another conspiracy monger drone on about how 9-11 was an inside job.

It's long past time to scrap Coast to Coast AM.  It's worn out and broken.  It's beyond repair. 

Re: Richard Syrett
« Reply #179 on: June 29, 2014, 07:39:49 AM »
     Without the decency of giving his material out for free at a train station. This fucker charges 30 bucks a book.

Even conspiracy shysters gotta eat. The willfully ignorant are gladly shelling out the dough just to tickle their fickle ears with fantasies.

Who am I to begrudge those who capitalize the opportunity?