The Trump Affect

Written by Mitch Santell

The division politically has been a nightmare here in the USA since Trump was elected President.

Hey, if anyone had told me that after being a hard line progressive liberal democrat my whole life that I would change parties and vote for Donald J. Trump, I would have said “your nuts!”

My first prediction that Trump was going to “take the prize” was in February of 2017 because I could sense that American’s were sick of being “victims.”

No, Trump is not perfect, but he is the best thing we have had in a long time. What did Trump do best? Shake up the thinking of popular culture because it took a “reality show TV star” to shake the nation awake.

Yes, we have some terrible problems here and like so many I want our troops brought home. Trump can’t do that because the U.S. Military is sort of like “Team America,” we are the world police.

Before you have a seizure or a heart attack with what I am writing here, I am writing these opinions based on being a can-do radio and music producer, not some victim who is sitting on the side of the road waiting for a handout.

Others have written why they voted for Trump too.

Check this out:

Trump is staking his presidency on killing the credibility of the Main Stream Media. Who Owns the mainstream media? If you have never seen the chart, here it is:


The Netflix Miracle

Written by Mitch Santell

For those of us who are so passionate about movies, there is no better place than Netflix. The service is so much a part of the American Culture in 2018 that it is an absolute “Phenomena.”

Why am I so stoked on Netflix? Why do I watch it? Why do I share the latest original programming with my friends and family?

Answer: There is a very unique way that Netflix produces their programming that sincerely reminds me of the Studio System in Hollywood from the early 1920’s until the late 1950’s.

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Netflix Is A Real Part of American Culture in 2018.

Here is just a little piece of what Netflix says about their own culture:

We want employees to be great independent decision makers, and to only consult their manager when they are unsure of the right decision. The leader’s job at every level is to set clear context so that others have the right information to make generally great decisions.

We don’t buy into the lore of CEOs, or other senior leaders, who are so involved in the details that their product or service becomes amazing. The legend of Steve Jobs was that his micromanagement made the iPhone a great product. Others take it to new extremes, proudly calling themselves nano- managers. The heads of major networks and studios sometimes make many decisions in the creative process of their content. We do not emulate these top-down models because we believe we are most effective and innovative when employees throughout the company make and own decisions.

We strive to develop good decision-making muscle everywhere in our company. We pride ourselves on how few, not how many, decisions senior management makes. We don’t want hands-off management, though. Each leader’s role is to teach, to set context, and to be highly informed of what is happening. The only way to figure out how the context setting needs to improve is to explore a sample of all the details. But unlike the micro-manager, the goal of knowing those details is not to change certain small decisions, but to learn how to adjust context so more decisions are made well.

There are some minor exceptions to “context not control,” such as an urgent situation in which there is no time to think about proper context and principles, when a new team member hasn’t yet absorbed enough context to be confident, or when it’s recognized that the wrong person is in a decision-making role.

To give you further insight, I actually downloaded their current culture page as a pdf, you may want to consider downloading it and keeping in your resource file.

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Over the next few years, I believe that we will look back at NetFlix & merely marvel at how much the company has sincerely incorporated a whole new system of content creation and management. Old Hollywood is gone, Boom!

Some additional articles to inspire you:

A former Netflix exec has a simple algorithm for figuring out whether you should leave your job:

15 Reasons Why Netflix Is The Media Streaming Giant:

The Future of Movies: Will Netflix Become the Next Big Hollywood Studio?

My father Richard Alfred Santell (RIP) loved W.C. Fields, and this was his single favorite scene from the 1934 film “It’s a Gift.”

Bill Cooper Told Alex Jones The Truth

Written by Mitch Santell

Bill Cooper only appeared one time on the Alex Jones Show one time. If you want to know what they talked about, I am placing the interview here so that you understand why I stopped listening to Alex Jones in 2013. (The interview is 45 Minutes, 38 Seconds long and is a real piece of history).

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Bill Cooper Is A Hero To Me

Written by Mitch Santell

The audio below is 6 Minutes and 4 Seconds in length. It is worth your time to hear this little piece of history. It was originally recorded on September 26, 2001, before William Milton Cooper was killed in front of his home on November 6, 2001. We will never forget you, Mr. Cooper! (RIP).

Why do I want you to hear this? Like so many, I was a follower of Alex Jones, and after returning to California in 2013, after living in New Zealand for almost 6 years, I could never listen to him again. Let me know your thoughts on this as we are the remnants of those who came before us.

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William Milton Cooper (2001 RIP).

Who was Bill Cooper?

William Cooper birth death frame


5G Is Here and Weaponized For Fun!

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Written by Mitch Santell

Don’t let those blowhards at the cell phone companies or the FCC Rain on your parade! God forbid you not be able to binge watch Netflix, HBO, or Hulu 24/7.

5G to me represents the ultimate manipulation, maneuvering and control of your mind, your health and your sanity.

Eight ways 5G and the IoT will harm humans, the environment, and Earth

  • Health – The robust and growing independent science shows harms to our health from microwave radiation
  • Privacy – The invasion of our privacy from the collection and mining of our digital data
  • Cyber Security -The fast growing and devastating cyber security risks
  • Environment – The harms to wildlife, particularly bees, butterflies and other pollinators
  • Energy – The huge energy consumption to produce and power a wireless Internet of Things
  • Brains and Humanity – The effects on our brains and humanity from humans increasingly inhabiting the cyber world
  • E-Waste – The astronomical e-waste that will be generated from connecting virtually every “thing” to the Internet
  • Conflict Minerals – 5G and the IoT will vastly grow our dependence on conflict minerals, which have brought about the death of close to 6 million people
  • Ethics — Ethical issues arising from the IoT.  New human rights laws are being being considered; how should humans relate to robots and AI?  The blurring of what was once a clear delineation between technology and humans

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Finally some relief!

This was written two days ago and I have placed it here as a downloadable pdf in case it goes off line:

5G Hell 2018

Social Media Is A Mental Slot Machine

Written by Mitch Santell

Please watch and listen to a great TEDx talk by Dr. Cal Newport sharing his views on why you need to: “Quit Social Media.”

Cal had more to say when he wrote his New York Times Article:

I’m a millennial computer scientist who also writes books and runs a blog. Demographically speaking I should be a heavy social media user, but that is not the case. I’ve never had a social media account.

At the moment, this makes me an outlier, but I think many more people should follow my lead and quit these services. There are many issues with social media, from its corrosion of civic life to its cultural shallowness, but the argument I want to make here is more pragmatic: You should quit social media because it can hurt your career.

This claim, of course, runs counter to our current understanding of social media’s role in the professional sphere. We’ve been told that it’s important to tend to your so-called social media brand, as this provides you access to opportunities you might otherwise miss and supports the diverse contact network you need to get ahead. Many people in my generation fear that without a social media presence, they would be invisible to the job market.

In a recent New York magazine essay, Andrew Sullivan recalled when he started to feel obligated to update his blog every half-hour or so. It seemed as if everyone with a Facebook account and a smartphone now felt pressured to run their own high-stress, one-person media operation, and “the once-unimaginable pace of the professional blogger was now the default for everyone,” he wrote.

Read more here:


After Facebook

Written by Mitch Santell

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Control Your Own Life, Don’t Let Facebook Clone You Off

OMG, it is happening! What is it? My darling wife of 32 years gave me the green light today to permanently delete her FaceBook account. Why is this blowing my mind? I had enough of Facebook, and I dumped my account over 1 month ago.

Most people that I know who live on Facebook seem to be more depressed than those who avoid the service.

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Facebook Addiction Is Real

The Facebook addiction is real.  Have you experienced this?

Symptoms of Facebook addiction
Is this you?

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Hollywood Falls

Written by Mitch Santell

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It was an absolute blast to be a guest on the Zeph Daniel Report. Yesterday, I called the “Zeph Man” and wanted to check in on how he was doing. When I exited my show “Remnants and Luminaries” at American Freedom Radio, I took a much-needed break. 

During that break, my guilty pleasure became The Zeph Daniel Report. What do I love most about hearing his show? It is entirely unrehearsed, and Zeph is often joined by his partner Patricia and they are a delight to engage with on the air.

In addition to his daily shows, Zeph is also a world-class musician and producer, and you’ll hear some fantastic musical pieces all written, performed and produced by Zeph.

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Analog Tape ( I miss it ).

Zeph is available to listen to at

You can hear my interview here:

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Zeph Daniel

In addition to his own podcast, Zeph has also been on Coast to Coast AM and here is the bio I found on their website:

Zeph was born into an elite family, and at an early age, became a failed victim of satanic ritual abuse and mind control. However, the programming failed because of the spirit of Zeph.

Later he became involved in writing for film and television in the horror field. He claims these were attempts to find out what happened, who he was, what went wrong. It took 25 years for the total defeat of the old person, the death of that fragment of tortured humanity, and his resurrection in the Spirit of God.

Editor’s note: We had some technical difficulties at the start of the show, but over-all it came out just fine!

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