Aug 14 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 15 August 2016

News of the Bogus:

16:10 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: “Clinton Body Count” Conspiracy Theorists http://www.snopes.com/politics/clintons/bodycount.asp

31:55 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The News Media https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160808/18065135188/no-new-study-does-not-say-uber-has-no-effect-drunk-driving.shtml

This Week’s Quote: “Overregulation stifles creativity. It smothers innovation. It gives dinosaurs a veto over the future. It wastes the extraordinary opportunity for a democratic creativity that digital technology enables.” —Lawrence Lessig

Aug 07 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 8 August 2016

Co-Hosts: Charles Thomas and Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

Biggest Bogon Emitter: Salon.com (nominated by Neil Purcell) http://www.salon.com/2016/07/31/the_moral_case_for_hillary_clinton_even_if_you_might_dislike_her_this_isnt_the_year_to_back_a_third_party_candidate/

Idiot Extraordinaire: Jill Stein http://www.patheos.com/blogs/accordingtomatthew/2016/08/jill-stein-thinks-wi-fi-could-be-dangerous-for-our-brains/

This Week’s Quote: “Political ideology can corrupt the mind, and science.” —E.O. Wilson

Jul 24 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 25 July 2016

Co-Host: Ibrahim Zallum

(Apologies for the audio quality. There were issues with Ibrahim’s microphone that hopefully will be sorted out before his next appearance.)

News of the Bogus:

27:03 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Environmentalists http://www.smh.com.au/business/innovation/green-cars-in-spotlight-as-lithium-demand-causes-flamingo-flocks-to-shrink-20160710-gq2eef.html

33:33 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/17/politics/cleveland-police-baton-rouge-security-open-carry/

This Week’s Quote: “The only good bureaucrat is one with a pistol at his head. Put it in his hand and it’s good-bye to the Bill of Rights.” —H.L. Mencken

Jul 17 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 18 July 2016

Co-Host: Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

17:59 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Barack Obama  http://thefederalist.com/2016/07/12/no-president-obama-its-not-easier-to-buy-a-glock-than-a-book/

27:39 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Vladimir Putin https://meduza.io/en/news/2016/07/07/putin-gives-federal-security-agents-two-weeks-to-produce-encryption-keys-for-the-internet

This Week’s Quote: “There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.” —Sun Tzu

Jul 10 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 11 July 2016

Co-Host: Jakob Morris

News of the Bogus:

21:27 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The News Media http://www.ocala.com/news/20160630/nations-first-known-self-driving-car-fatality-happened-in-williston

27:34 – Idiot Extraordinaire: James Comey http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/06/us/politics/hillary-clinton-fbi-email-comey.html

This Week’s Quote: “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” —Desmond Tutu

Jul 03 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 4 July 2016

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

19:12 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Hillary Clinton https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160628/05570734838/hillary-clintons-tech-policy-plan-includes-some-empty-broadband-promises-continued-war-encryption.shtml

26:51 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Comodo Group, Inc. https://letsencrypt.org/2016/06/23/defending-our-brand.html

This Week’s Quote: “Before September 11, the idea that Americans would voluntarily agree to live their lives under the gaze of a network of biometric surveillance cameras…would have seemed unthinkable, a dystopian fantasy of a society that had surrendered privacy and anonymity.” —Jeffrey Rosen

Jun 26 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 27 June 2016

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

30:42 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Glenn Stone http://pages.wustl.edu/files/pages/imce/stone/stone_glover_2016_golden_rice.pdf

37:50 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Gersh Kuntzman http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jun/15/gersh-kuntzman-ny-daily-news-writer-firing-ar-15-g/

This Week’s Quote: “Governments, by their nature, are instruments of privilege.” —Robert LeFevre

Jun 19 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 20 June 2016

Co-Hosts: Daniel Wilcox and Sarah Fin

News of the Bogus:

35:26 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Myriad Genetics https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160527/08591934566/myriad-genetics-refuses-to-accept-that-people-have-right-to-access-their-own-dna-sequences.shtml

41:20 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Wayne State University http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2016/06/12/wayne-state-drops-math-general-ed-requirement/85648592/

This Week’s Quote: “The people terrorists kill are not the targets; they are collateral damage. And blowing up planes, trains, markets or buses is not the goal; those are just tactics. The real targets of terrorism are the rest of us: the billions of us who are not killed but are terrorized because of the killing. The real point of terrorism is not the act itself, but our reaction to the act. And we’re doing exactly what the terrorists want.” —Bruce Schneier

Jun 12 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 13 June 2016

Co-Host: Jim Goebel

News of the Bogus:

22:00 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The NSA https://news.vice.com/article/edward-snowden-leaks-tried-to-tell-nsa-about-surveillance-concerns-exclusive

Silver Cluon Award: Gilbert Arap Bor (see next story)

32:08 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The European Green Party https://risk-monger.com/2016/06/08/how-to-starve-africa-ask-the-european-green-party/

This Week’s Quote: “The world faces a choice, by spending a relatively little amount of money on proven solutions, we can help poor farmers feed themselves and their families and continue writing the story of a steadily more equitable world. Or we can decide to tolerate a very different world in which one in seven people needlessly lives on the edge of starvation.” —Bill Gates

Jun 05 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 6 June 2016

News of the Bogus:

20:16 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: DePaul University http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/university-admins-surrender-to-violent-protesters-shutter_us_57454738e4b00853ae7b5ae3

29:10 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Hillary Clinton http://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/05/did-the-clinton-email-server-have-an-internet-based-printer/

This Week’s Quote: “When someone gets something everyone is due by right, they are not privileged because others did not get that something. Racism or some other form of discriminatory bias may well be at work, but it’s not a ‘privilege’ to be treated civilly. Let’s see to it everyone is so regarded.” —Jim Babka

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