Meet The Real Life Scorpion…

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According to people who keep up with such things, Walter O’Brian is likely the 4th smartest man in the world.

Is it lonely at the “genius top”?  We ask him.

Walter visits THE EDGE and tells of hacking into Pentagon computers when he was  only 13 and then moving up to hacking into one of the world’s top banks when he was 16.

Of course, by the time he was that age Walter was amassing quite a reputation already and building a business plan for hackers who could make a difference or at least make a buck.

Part of putting a sort of A-Team of genius techies together has led him to clients who range from celebrities to our own U.S. government.  And now it’s led to the CBS series SCORPION (his hacker name).  Walter talks about that television series  that’s based on his life.

His mathematically weighted but technologically accelerated view of the world has led him to pursue human immortality for the entire planet (or at least everyone who can afford it) in the form of the 2045 project.   This is arguably the most provocative part of our conversation. Heather Ankeny joins Mark Thompson.

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Uh-oh..Surviving Everything From Quake to Zombie Apocalypse

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In the wildly popular show DOOMSDAY PREPPERS the idea is that people are preparing to survive an apocalyptic scenario.

California just sustained a sizable earthquake and, in truth, most disasters are less than apocalyptic.  How do you prepare for those…?

The answers are in Scott Hunt’s latest book:

The Practical Preppers Complete Guide to Disaster Preparedness

Everything from general supplies to bug out bags, to water and food is covered in this book and he reviews plans with the crew.

Here’s a link to the LIFESTRAW he recommends for water to get you started 

The group also checks in on Fred Stoller who has come through the “Seinfeld/Kramer lawsuit” complete with a lawyer who is on the phone with him.

Josh Weinstein and Heather Ankeny join Mark Thompson

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HE CREATED THE MOST WATCHED ONLINE NEWS NETWORK IN THE WORLD…THE TYT NETWORK

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IT’S CENK UYGUR OF THE YOUNG TURKS! HE CREATED THE TYT NETWORK, THE MOST WATCHED ONLINE NEWS NETWORK IN THE WORLD.

The TYT NETWORK just passed 2 billion views on YOUTUBE and has 3 million subscribers.

It’s founder, Cenk Uygur, discusses building and maintaining this amazing internet creature.

He also talks about the biggest people’s revolt in memory, WOLFPACK, designed to get money out of politics.

This is a JUMBO EPISODE that runs much longer than others but Cenk gets into a lot of interesting stuff that you will eat up.

Also along for the ride is Emmy award winning comedy writer, David Feldman and regular co-host Heather Ankeny.

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It’s The Arm-Wrestling Episode: The Greatest Arm-Wrestler of All Time

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John Brzenk from this weekend's UAL 8 event where he won both right and left arm super heavy weight titles! He won $10,000 for first place right arm alone!

John Brzenk from this weekend’s UAL 8 event where he won both right and left arm super heavy weight titles! He won $10,000 for first place right arm alone!

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In a network television event the Ultimate  Armwrestling League has just concluded their championships. It seemed like a good time to sit in with Ultimate  Armwrestling League founder Robert Drenk who joins Mark and Heather along with the greatest armwrestler of all time, John Brzenk. Brzenk made an appearance in the Stallone movie Over the Top about the world of competitive arm wrestling but his real fame has come in real life on the worldwide competitive arm-wrestling circuit. We knew nothing about this sport and how serious it was before we began but Robert and John filled it all in with great detail.

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THE MOST GLAMOROUS AND FAMOUS UNDERGROUND POKER GAME IN THE COUNTRY GETS BUSTED

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imagesMolly Bloom shares the story of what was the most famous underground poker game in the country…until it got busted by the feds.

A-Rod, Leo Dicaprio, Ben Affleck, Toby McGuire and a bunch of super rich, billionaire’s boys club types all played in “Mollys game” as it came to be called .

She took the game from Hollywood white hot success to even greater success in NYC where Wall St. money blew the game into the stratosphere financially and made Molly a target of the mob and ultimately the feds.

Josh Weinstein (@JElvisWeinstein) and Heather Ankeny (@HeatherAnkeny) join Mark (@markthompsontv).

 

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