Posts tagged: capitalism

May 21 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 21 May 2017

Co-Host: Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

20:55 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: NPR

24:50 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Ben Taronff (nominated by BlameThe1st)

This Week’s Quote: “The enormous amount of financial resources and creative energy that nations have spent on wars and weapons could have been redirected to curing deadly diseases, feeding the hungry, eliminating poverty, promoting art and culture, investing in renewable clean energy, and solving a host of other important challenges facing humanity.” —Newton Lee

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Sep 11 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 12 September 2016

News of the Bogus:

16:07 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Nebraska and Kansas police deputies

25:21 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Warner Bros

This Week’s Quote: “The police aren’t hired to protect you. They’re hired to keep an eye on you to see what you did that was wrong so that they can book you. That’s their function. They are not protectors. They are not hired to be protectors. They are hired to keep an eye on all of us as potential criminals. Now, do you think they’re going to make you safe? They weren’t hired to make you safe.” —Robert LeFevre

Sep 04 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 5 September 2016

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

31:03 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The ATF

39:05 – Silver Cluon Award: Techdirt

42:50 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The European Union

This Week’s Quote: “The European Union is very popular with politicians, because it’s very good to politicians. It was created for their benefit. It’s not so good to voters, because it denies them a voice—another reason it’s popular with politicians.” —Pat Condell

Oct 11 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 12 October 2015

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

27:44 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Doug Saffir

34:50 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Francisco Rangel

This Week’s Quote:
“Ideally, what should be said to every child, repeatedly, throughout his or her school life is something like this: ‘You are in the process of being indoctrinated. We have not yet evolved a system of education that is not a system of indoctrination. We are sorry, but it is the best we can do. What you are being taught here is an amalgam of current prejudice and the choices of this particular culture. The slightest look at history will show how impermanent these must be…Those of you who are more robust and individual than others will be encouraged to leave and find ways of educating yourself—educating your own judgements. Those that stay must remember, always, and all the time, that they are being moulded and patterned to fit into the narrow and particular needs of this particular society.” —Doris Lessing

Aug 09 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 10 August 2015

Co-Host: Jim Goebel

News of the Bogus:

43:06 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Hillary Clinton

51:57 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro

This Week’s Quote: “Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm; but the harm does not interest them. Or they do not see it, or they justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves.” —T.S. Eliot

Jul 19 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 20 July 2015

Co-Host: Jonathan Loesche

News of the Bogus:

26:26 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The US Energy Information Administration

34:50 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The TSA

This Week’s Quote: “We can’t keep weapons out of prisons; we can’t possibly expect to keep them out of airports.” —Bruce Schneier

Feb 08 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 9 February 2015

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Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

28:56 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The News Media

33:36 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Mike LaSusa

This Week’s Quote: “If anyone thinks they can get an accurate picture of anyplace on the planet by reading news reports, they’re sadly mistaken.” —Bruce Schneier

Dec 07 2014

Bogosity Podcast for 8 December 2014

Co-Host: Dave Turcotte

Side Project Live #143

News of the Bogus:

12:29 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

24:32 – Silver Cluon Award: David Mazières, Eddie Kohler, and Peter Vamplew

30:55 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Matt Bruenig

This Week’s Quote: “The people on the ground today, protesting in Ferguson, have legitimate grievances that long predated Michael Brown’s death. But…Threatening lives and property of innocent third parties creates enemies out of would-be friends and supporters, while plays into the hands of those who value the protestors as political tools, dependable votes, and nothing more.” —Christopher Westley

Nov 02 2014

Bogosity Podcast for 3 November 2014

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

29:36 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: E.R. Dickson Elementary School

36:03 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Political “Moderates”

This Week’s Quote: “Those words, ‘temperate and moderate,’ are words either of political cowardice, or of cunning, or seduction. A thing, moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper, is always a virtue; but moderation in principle, is a species of vice.” —Thomas Paine

Oct 26 2014

Bogosity Podcast for 27 October 2014

Co-Hosts: Jonathan Loesche and (briefly) Dave Turcotte

Update: SunRail ridership lags, system to rehire ambassadors

News of the Bogus:

24:51 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Wendy Gittleson

51:32 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Tracie Harris and Matt Dillahunty (nominated by pretty much everybody)

This Week’s Quote: “All the perplexities, confusion, and distress in America arise, not from the defects in their constitution or confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation.” —John Quincy Adams

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