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Sep 10 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 10 September 2017

News of the Bogus:

12:17 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Laura Dunn http://reason.com/blog/2017/09/06/lawyer-in-campus-rape-disputes-the-accus

16:25 – Idiot Extraordinaire: CNBC https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/28/devastating-storm-may-actually-boost-us-gdp-and-push-inflation-higher.html

This Week’s Quote: “The whole gospel of Karl Marx can be summed up in a single sentence: Hate the man who is better off than you are.” —Henry Hazlitt


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Jun 25 2017

Bogosity Podcast Catch-Up – 25 June 2017

Co-Hosts: Charles Thomas, Daniel Wilcox, Chris Hangartner, and Blake Pettys

News of the Bogus:

48:42 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The Denver Post (nominated by Libertarianist) http://www.denverpost.com/2017/05/19/colorado-unemployment-rate-record-low/

54:22 – Biggest Bogon Emitter 2: Governor Terry McAuliffe http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/14/cnn-shuts-terry-mcauliffe-gun-control-rant/

59:10 – Idiot Extraordinaire: PETA and David Slater https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170605/00025737514/monkey-selfie-case-gets-even-weirder-as-monkeys-next-friends-are-criminal-dispute-with-each-other.shtml

1:05:04 – Idiot Extraordinaire 2: US Customs and Border Patrol http://reason.com/blog/2017/06/12/us-customs-and-border-protection-seizes


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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

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

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

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

Apr 10 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 11 April 2016

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

28:58 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The FBI https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160401/06514734076/fbi-doesnt-want-to-share-details-exploit-it-deployed-while-running-child-porn-site.shtml

34:41 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Barack Obama https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/obama-administration-pushes-banks-to-make-home-loans-to-people-with-weaker-credit/2013/04/02/a8b4370c-9aef-11e2-a941-a19bce7af755_story.html

This Week’s Quote: “All loans, in the eyes of honest borrowers, must eventually he repaid. All credit is debt. Proposals for an increased volume of credit, therefore, are merely another name for proposals for an increased burden of debt. They would seem considerably less inviting if they were habitually referred to by the second name instead of by the first.” —Henry Hazlitt

Jan 17 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 18 January 2016

Co-Host: Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

28:30 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Jeb Bush http://www.businessinsider.com/jeb-bush-cybersecurity-2016-1

37:12 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The Department of Justice http://www.justice.gov/usao-mdtn/pr/former-drug-kingpin-serving-multiple-life-sentences-receives-additional-20-year

This Week’s Quote: “Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.” —Kenneth Boulding

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