Posts tagged: censorship

Dec 11 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 12 December 2016

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

15:16 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Accomack County (Virginia) Public Schools http://www.kiro7.com/news/trending-now/virginia-schools-ban-to-kill-a-mockingbird-huckleberry-finn-for-racial-slurs/472065070

23:02 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The US Copyright Office https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20161201/18084736170/every-website-needs-to-re-register-with-copyright-office-who-cant-build-functioning-system.shtml

This Week’s Quote: “Take the addition, the changes, the copyright’s turn, take the changes to copyright’s scope, put it against the background of an extraordinarily concentrated structure of media, and you produce the fact that never in our history have fewer people controlled more of the evolution of our culture. Never.” —Lawrence Lessig

Nov 06 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 7 November 2016

Co-Hosts: Jakob Morris and Daniel Wilcox

1:09 – Election Special:

34:53 – News of the Bogus:

39:58 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The MPAA and RIAA https://torrentfreak.com/mpaa-and-riaas-anti-piracy-plans-harm-the-internet-161027/

44:55 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Egyptian President Abd el-Fattah al-Sisi (nominated by Ibrahim Zallum) http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2016/10/29/sisi-criticized-saying-fridge-nothing-water-ten-years/

This Week’s Quote: “We’d all like to vote for the best man, but he’s never a candidate.” —Kin Hubbard

Oct 30 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 31 October 2016

Co-Host: Ibrahim Zallum

News of the Bogus:

25:50 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: University of Cape Town “Fallists” (nominated by BlameThe1st) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9SiRNibD14

37:18 – Idiot Extraordinaire: IoT device manufacturers https://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/10/hacked-cameras-dvrs-powered-todays-massive-internet-outage/

This Week’s Quote: “Planes fly. Cars drive. Computers compute. If you base medicine on science, you cure people. If you base the design of planes on science, they fly. If you base the design of rockets on science, they reach the moon. It works…bitches.” —Richard Dawkins

Sep 11 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 12 September 2016

News of the Bogus:

16:07 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Nebraska and Kansas police deputies https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160828/23232235375/court-to-cops-residing-state-where-marijuana-is-legal-does-not-automatically-make-motorist-suspicious.shtml

25:21 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Warner Bros https://torrentfreak.com/warner-bros-flags-website-piracy-portal-160904/

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

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

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

May 15 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 16 May 2016

News of the Bogus:

15:57 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Paramount Pictures https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160508/00545234378/fight-over-copyrighting-klingon-heats-up-gets-more-ridiculous.shtml

25:08 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Colorado State University-Pueblo https://reason.com/blog/2016/04/19/female-student-said-im-fine-and-i-wasnt

This Week’s Quote: “Charges of harassment are made so carelessly and on such slight grounds that we now have a genuine witch hunt on many of our campuses…Every man now stands to be accused if he’s ever been alone in a room with a woman.” —Christina Hoff Sommers

Feb 28 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 29 February 2016

Co-Host Takeover 2: Electric Boogaloo

With Dave Turcotte, Jakob Morris, and Charles Thomas

Jan 24 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 25 January 2016

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

0:40 – News of the Bogus: Bitcoin Special

29:55 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Joseph I. Cassilly https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160104/07032833235/state-prosecutor-says-forfeiture-reform-is-legislators-funding-drug-dealers.shtml

39:21 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Facebook https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160106/06042833250/facebook-nixes-picture-bronze-mermaid-statue-showing-too-much-skin.shtml

This Week’s Quote: “The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen.” —Tommy Smothers

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