The Department of Homeland Security. The enduring military occupation of Afghanistan that began as Operation Enduring Freedom and the Global War on Terror. The Transportation Security Administration. The Patriot Act giving law enforcement agencies unprecedented search and surveillance powers over US citizens without a warrant. The second gulf war in Iraq. All the legacy of September 11th, 2001. Terrorism and heroism, tyranny and patriotism, facts and conspiracies; all get sucked today, on Timesuck. This edition of Timesuck is brought to you by Chubbies! Go to www.chubbies.com/TIMESUCK to get free two day shipping on your order of the best beachwear out there!  Want to help Hurricane Irma recovery efforts? Donate to the American Red Cross by clicking HERE.   Want to donate to the victims of Hurricane Harvey? To donate to JJ Watt's Hurricane relief fund click HERE Please rate and subscribe and follow the suck on social media!! @timesuckpodcast on IG, @timesuckpodcast on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/timesuckpodcast  Head to the Hollywood Improv, October 5th, 7:30PM for the FIRST EVER live recording of Timesuck! Part of the LA Podcast Festival. Tickets only $15. Click HERE for tickets. Click HERE for standup show at the Melrose Improv on October 7th at 8PM.  Columbus Funny Bone this week! September 14-17. Tix HERE.  (For real this time)