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Police obtain search warrant for Syndicate’s home for Elon Musk Flamethrower

Published: 13/Nov/2018 13:06 Updated: 13/Nov/2018 13:10

by Calum Patterson


After YouTuber Tom ‘Syndicate’ Cassell was threatened with arrest in August 2018, for ownership of Elon Musk’s ‘Not-a-Flamethrower’, UK police have now obtained a warrant to search his home.

While travelling in the United States in August, Manchester police visited Cassell’s home after they made aware of his ownership of the Flamethrower – likely because of his YouTube video demonstrating it.

Upon his return to the UK, Manchester police informed Cassell that ownership of the weapon is illegal, said to be in breach of Section 5 of the UK firearms act.

Section 5 firearms act. Section 5.1b.
(b)any weapon of whatever description designed or adapted for the discharge of any noxious liquid, gas.

Breaching Section 5 of the firearms act leads to breaching Section 1, and Syndicate was left with three options: hand over the weapon, face arrest or police obtain a warrant to search the home.

Now, over two months later, police have now obtained said warrant and submitted it to Syndicate, who has posted it partially on Twitter.

Syndicate previously explained that it was “hard to let go of” because of it being a collector’s item, and compared its legality to buying a weed burner from Amazon.


Syndicate explained the full situation with the police in a video from August 16, with the image of the search warrant his only public update since.


Joe Rogan questions Kanye’s “calling to be leader of the free world”

Published: 24/Oct/2020 21:09

by Bill Cooney


Kanye West sat down for one of the most anticipated interviews of the year on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, where he explained why he’s got a “calling to be the leader of the free world.”

Kanye West is most known for being a famous rapper and entrepreneureur, but the musician is also a top-level fashion designer, architect, and, of course, a 2020 presidential candidate.

While he first announced his political ambitions at the 2015 MTV Awards, West has now revealed that it actually started while he was in deep thought during a shower.

“It hit me in the shower, and when I first thought of it I just started like, laughing to myself,” Kanye said. “Some people in the music industry, some tech elites, they just took it as a joke. I remember running into Oprah like two days after that and she’s like ‘you don’t want to be president.’”

Timestamp at 3:59 for mobile viewers.

According to the rapper, despite Oprah’s doubts, the outcome of the 2016 United States presidential election further encouraged him to pursue the highest office in the land as a political outsider.

“I believe that my calling is to be the leader of the free world,” Kanye told Rogan, dead serious. “If it’s in God’s plan that part of my path is to be the governor [of California] first, then that’s fine, but my calling is to be the leader of the free world.”

Rogan was definitely intrigued by what Ye referred to as his “calling,” but thoroughly questioned what the star would really change or be different than politicians before him.

“So when you say this, when you say your calling is to be the leader of the free world, what does that mean to you?” the host replied. “What would be different about the way you would handle things if that’s your plan, why is that your calling? Like, what would you do as the leader of the free world?”

Kanye West/Twitter
Kanye might not be on the ballot in every state, but that’s not going to stop him from running.

“There couldn’t be a better time to put a visionary in the captain’s chair,” Kanye argued back, in one of his more memorable quotes from the show. “I manifest, I see things, I’m a great leader because I listen, and I’m empathetic, I feel the entire Earth, and I feel us as a species, as the human race.”

The interview is a marathon at just under three hours long all stemming from this initial exchange, so if you want to hear the Yeezy founder talk all about his plans, ideas, and visions for the future, all along with what he would do as the leader of the free world, there is plenty here to go off of.

After initially canceling the interview because a member of his staff fell ill, Rogan and West managed to reschedule and it’s a good thing they did because after watching this, it definitely feels like we’ve been granted a very rare look inside the mind of Kanye like never before.