Unpopular Opinion – Ep. 368 – The Worst Year Ever (Was 2014)

Adam and Jeff talk to comedian Joe Kaye about all the reasons why textbooks will eventually remember 2014 as the point in history when everything changed for the worse.

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Reference Links

The Ebola Virus Epidemic

https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/6819268/Pandemic-Playbook.pdf

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2018/05/10/top-white-house-official-in-charge-of-pandemic-response-exits-abruptly/

Black Lives Matter vs. Blue Lives Matter

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Lives_Matter

The Start of the “Trump Era”

2014 Central American Migrant Crisis/Obama Requests $3.7 Billion to Build Immigrant Detention Centers

Scottish Independence Referendum

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Scottish_independence_referendum

ISIS Emerges In Iraq

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/11/isis-origins-anbari-zarqawi/577030/

Russia Annexes Crimea/Obama Sanctions

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/03/18/six-years-20-billion-russian-investment-later-crimeans-are-happy-with-russian-annexation/

Gamergate

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2014/10/14/the-only-guide-to-gamergate-you-will-ever-need-to-read/

https://www.salon.com/2016/09/15/gamergater/

The Bundy Standoff 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bundy_standoff

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/01/ammon-bundy-oregon-seige-white-privilege

https://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/militia-network-spurred-by-covid-has-spread-to-16-states-report-says/article_5befd716-f2da-537c-b6f9-36cf2164b164.html

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and 17

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/29/is-there-a-future-for-malaysia-airlines

The 2014 Venezuela Protests

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/venezuela/article4636689.html

https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2014/02/venezuela-gripped-by-weeks-of-anti-government-protest/100689/

The First Hong Kong Protests

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/30/-sp-hong-kong-umbrella-revolution-pro-democracy-protests

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Hong_Kong_protests

Flint Changed Its Water Source

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/04/20/465545378/lead-laced-water-in-flint-a-step-by-step-look-at-the-makings-of-a-crisis

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