Posts tagged: Cops Behaving Badly

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

Apr 24 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 25 April 2016

News of the Bogus:

11:46 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Congress http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/healthcare/276286-on-obamacare-is-there-one-set-of-rules-for-congress-and

15:03 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Apple http://blog.trendmicro.com/urgent-call-action-uninstall-quicktime-windows-today/

This Week’s Quote: “Labor in this country is independent and proud. It has not to ask the patronage of capital, but capital solicits the aid of labor.” —Daniel Webster

Mar 13 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 14 March 2016

Co-Host: Jonathan Loesche

News of the Bogus:

21:35 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas http://reason.com/blog/2016/02/18/new-mexico-attorney-general-protests-bil

26:24 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Bernie Sanders and #BernVictims https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6IlGoeDIUQ

This Week’s Quote: “The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosives and fallout…suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all of its own; for the children, and the children yet unborn.” —Rod Serling

Jan 31 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 1 February 2016

Co-Host: Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

22:48 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Flint, MI (nominated by Blake Pettys)

37:55 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Lenovo http://thehackernews.com/2016/01/shareit-file-sharing.html

This Week’s Quote: “At some point, during every stage show I do, I take a sip of water and ask the audience, ‘How’s the water here?’ I haven’t gotten a positive response yet. Not one. Nobody trusts their water supply. Nobody. And that amuses me. Because it means the system is beginning to collapse…I’m glad the water sucks.” —George Carlin

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

Nov 22 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 23 November 2015

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

38:39 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Anne Frank Fonds https://torrentfreak.com/anne-frank-scandal-an-underreported-copyright-monopoly-abuse-151115/

49:41 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Klein Collins High School http://www.houstonpress.com/news/drug-test-proves-high-school-girl-wasnt-high-school-suspends-her-anyway-7926436

This Week’s Quote: “Americans have been selling this view around the world: that progress comes from perfect protection of intellectual property. Notwithstanding the fact that the most innovative and progressive space we’ve seen—the Internet—has been the place where intellectual property has been least respected. You know, facts don’t get in the way of this ideology.” —Lawrence Lessig

Oct 04 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 5 October 2015

Co-Host: Dave Turcotte

News of the Bogus:

25:25 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The Toronto Sun https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150925/11322732361/toronto-sun-we-value-criticism-voice-reader-so-much-were-killing-both.shtml

34:43 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Laurent Fabius http://thelibertarianrepublic.com/apocalypse-watch-504-days-and-no-climate-chaos/

This Week’s Quote: “In religion and politics, people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue, but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.” —Mark Twain

43:10 – Tag: The Superplex Bros http://superplexbros.com/review-super-mario-bros-nintendo-entertainment-system/

Sep 27 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 28 September 2015

Update:

0:24 – All the ‘Happy Birthday’ song copyright claims are invalid, federal judge rules http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-happy-birthday-song-lawsuit-decision-20150922-story.html

News of the Bogus:

17:18 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: NYPD Union President Patrick J. Lynch http://www.capitalnewyork.com/sites/default/files/PatLynchLetter1.pdf

22:05 – Idiot Extraordinaire: PETA https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150922/11063332329/monkey-business-peta-sues-behalf-monkey-selfie-claims-copyright-belongs-to-monkey.shtml

This Week’s Quote: “When we’ve got these people who have practically limitless powers within a society, if they get a pass without so much as a slap on the wrist, what example does that set for the next group of officials that come into power? To push the lines a little bit further, a little bit further, a little bit further, and we’ll realize that we’re no longer citizens—we’re subjects.” —Edward Snowden

Aug 23 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 24 August 2015

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

30:58 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights http://www.blazingcatfur.ca/2015/07/21/sweden-democrats-plan-gay-pride-parade-through-muslim-areas-leftists-and-gay-rights-groups-decry-the-parade-as-racist/

37:13 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Richard Blech http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/08/how-not-to-start-an-encryption-company/

This Week’s Quote: “Anyone, from the most clueless amateur to the best cryptographer, can create an algorithm that he himself can’t break.” —Bruce Schneier

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