Posts tagged: Cops Behaving Badly

Apr 23 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 23 April 2017

Co-Host: Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

22:00 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Julie Bindel https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/3341997/doctor-who-feminist-campaigner-gay-assistant-bill-potts-girl-on-girl-titillation-male-viewers/

28:20 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Burger King https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/04/google-burger-king-feud-over-control-of-the-google-assistant/
This Week’s Quote: “Journalists should be watchdogs, not lapdogs.” —Newton Lee


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Apr 02 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 2 April 2017

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

21:10 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: David Robert Grimes (nominated by BlameThe1st) https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2014/aug/29/libertarian-ideology-natural-enemy-science

34:45 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Nicolás Maduro http://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-idUSKBN16U1UL

This Week’s Quote: “Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all…It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not want the state to raise grain.” —Frédéric Bastiat

Mar 05 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 5 March 2017

News of the Bogus:

10:50 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: CNBC http://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/20/venezuelas-crisis-cause-its-people-to-cut-meals-and-lose-weight.html

14:35 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Brianna Wu http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/28/brianna-wu-claims-companies-could-destroy-cities-b/

This Week’s Quote: “He that voluntarily continues ignorant is guilty of all the crimes which ignorance produces.” —Samuel Johnson

Feb 26 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 26 February 2017

Co-Host: Ibrahim Zallum

News of the Bogus:

19:57 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs http://reason.com/blog/2017/02/22/when-even-prosecutors-cant-be-informed-a

26:58 – Idiot Extraordinaire: U.S. Customs and Border Protection https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/02/22/border-agents-could-be-forced-to-get-a-warrant-before-searching-devices/

This Week’s Quote: “Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.” —H.L. Mencken

Feb 05 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 5 February 2017

Co-Host: Blake Pettys

News of the Bogus:

21:25 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Cockrell Hill Police Department https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170131/07340236595/police-say-no-evidence-value-was-lost-ransomware-attack-except-maybe-some-stuff-defense-lawyers-might-find-useful.shtml

27:35 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Nicholas Berthaume https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/02/01/federal-reserve-staffer-caught-mining-bitcoins-at-work-fined-5000/

This Week’s Quote: “Killing innocent people in retaliation for the sins of other people isn’t justice—it is terrorism. The terrorists were wrong to kill Americans to satisfy their grievances against American foreign policy. And to react to them by killing innocent foreigners would also be terrorism.” —Harry Browne

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

Sep 23 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 26 September 2016

News of the Bogus:

Biggest Bogon Emitter: The Richest (nominated by Chris Hangartner) http://www.therichest.com/video/evil-people-who-should-be-banned-from-the-internet/

Idiot Extraordinaire: Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/09/17/people-are-justifiably-infuriated-with-how-jimmy-fallon-handled/

This Week’s Quote: “Each individual possesses a conscience which to a greater or lesser degree serves to restrain the unimpeded flow of impulses destructive to others. But when he merges his person into an organizational structure, a new creature replaces autonomous man, unhindered by the limitations of individual morality, freed of humane inhibition, mindful only of the sanctions of authority.” —Stanley Milgram

Sep 18 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 19 September 2016

Co-Host: Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

26:15 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Weirton, WV Police Department and the Los Angeles Police Protective League

36:45 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Vermont Bern Victims https://morningconsult.com/2016/09/13/bernie-sanders-popular-ever/

This Week’s Quote: “There have been times throughout American history where what is right is not the same as what is legal. Sometimes to do the right thing you have to break the law.” —Edward Snowden

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 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

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