Posts tagged: Edward Snowden

Jun 12 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 13 June 2016

Co-Host: Jim Goebel

News of the Bogus:

22:00 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The NSA

Silver Cluon Award: Gilbert Arap Bor (see next story)

32:08 – Idiot Extraordinaire: 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 08 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 9 May 2016

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

25:20 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Craig Wright

43:06 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein

This Week’s Quote: “Government, when it is examined, turns out to be nothing more nor less than a group of fallible men with the political force to act as though they were infallible.” —Robert LeFevre

Apr 10 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 11 April 2016

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

28:58 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The FBI

34:41 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Barack Obama

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

Mar 06 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 7 March 2016

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

0:58 – News of the Bogus: iPhone Special #NoBackdoors

19:33 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Venezuela

27:43 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Greenpeace

This Week’s Quote: “Genetically modified organism (GMO) foods are feared and hated by environmentalists and the public alike. Yet the scientific assessment of GMOs is remarkably different. Every major scientific evaluation of GMO technology has concluded that GMOs are safe for human consumption and are a benefit to the environment.” —Ramez Naam

Dec 13 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 14 December 2015

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

16:03 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Robert Reich

26:47 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Vandana Shiva, Ronnie Cummins, et al

This Week’s Quote: “Submitting to censorship is to enter the seductive world of ‘The Giver’: the world where there are no bad words and no bad deeds. But it is also the world where choice has been taken away and reality distorted. And that is the most dangerous world of all.” —Lois Lowry

Dec 06 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 7 December 2015

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

21:39 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Manhattan District Attorney

33:25 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Clare Foges

This Week’s Quote: “The people who are speaking best to this are the psychologists who look at what it is like to live under constant gaze, or under the threat of constant gaze…it makes you different. It makes you more conformist. It makes you less willing to think new thoughts, to try new ideas. It stagnates society…Any social change you look at, whether it’s civil rights or marijuana legalization, whatever your issue is, it starts by people at this end where it is socially unacceptable doing it and having it be okay. And then it spreads slowly. Ubiquitous surveillance at this end stops that process cold.” —Bruce Schneier

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

49:41 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Klein Collins High School

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

Nov 01 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 2 November 2015

News of the Bogus:

12:25 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The US Department of Justice

20:52 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The New York Times

This Week’s Quote: “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.” —Mark Twain

Oct 18 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 19 October 2015

Co-Host: Jakob Morris

0:27 – Update: LastPass Joins the LogMeIn Family

News of the Bogus:

22:29 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: James Comey

25:51 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Ben Carson

37:38 – Tag: PredictIt | Who will win the 2016 U.S. presidential election?

This Week’s Quote: “Some might say ‘I don’t care if they violate my privacy; I’ve got nothing to hide.’ Help them understand that they are misunderstanding the fundamental nature of human rights. Nobody needs to justify why they ‘need’ a right: the burden of justification falls on the one seeking to infringe upon the right…Arguing that you don’t care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t care about free speech because you have nothing to say.” —Edward Snowden

Sep 27 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 28 September 2015


0:24 – All the ‘Happy Birthday’ song copyright claims are invalid, federal judge rules

News of the Bogus:

17:18 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: NYPD Union President Patrick J. Lynch

22:05 – Idiot Extraordinaire: PETA

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

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