Posts tagged: Obama

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

Jun 07 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 8 June 2015

Co-Hosts: Dave Turcotte and Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

38:21 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Los Angeles Labor unions http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2015/05/27/los_angeles_15_minimum_wage_labor_unions_want_to_be_exempt_from_it.html

45:02 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The TSA http://blog.erratasec.com/2015/06/understanding-tsa-math.html

This Week’s Quote: “At $8 billion per year, the TSA is the most expensive theatrical production in history.” —David Burge

Mar 22 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 23 March 2015

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

22:48 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Matt Boyle http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/03/16/honeymoon-over-scott-walker-under-fire-for-new-open-borders-amnesty-advocate-staffer-who-mocks-iowa/

31:59 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Jim Humble http://www.vice.com/read/parents-are-giving-their-children-bleach-enemas-to-cure-them-of-autism-311

This Week’s Quote: “If by some magic, autism had been eradicated from the face of the earth, then men would still be socializing in front of a wood fire at the entrance to a cave.” —Temple Grandin

Feb 01 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 2 February 2015

Co-host: Dave Turcotte

News of the Bogus:

50:01 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Barack Obama http://bigstory.ap.org/article/1800bf6744eb4b3f91a75817d54a2a46/fact-check-obama-claims-credit-incomplete-recovery

58:45 – Idiot Extraordinaire: National Sheriffs Association and the Fraternal Order of Police https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/01/27/google-asked-to-muzzle-waze-police-stalking-app/

This Week’s Quote: “Few things are more laughably pitiable than authority once it has been successfully defied.” —L. Neil Smith

Nov 02 2014

Bogosity Podcast for 3 November 2014

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

29:36 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: E.R. Dickson Elementary School http://rare.us/story/you-wont-believe-what-happened-to-this-kindergarten-student-after-she-drew-something-that-vaguely-resembled-a-gun/

36:03 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Political “Moderates” http://www.ballot-access.org/2014/10/political-science-study-shows-that-moderates-usually-have-a-mix-of-extreme-opinions-of-the-left-and-right/

This Week’s Quote: “Those words, ‘temperate and moderate,’ are words either of political cowardice, or of cunning, or seduction. A thing, moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper, is always a virtue; but moderation in principle, is a species of vice.” —Thomas Paine

Sep 21 2014

Bogosity Podcast for 22 September 2014

Co-Host: Jakob Morris

News of the Bogus:

25:33 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Yelp and Federal appeals judges #YelpGate http://nypost.com/2014/09/06/anger-over-courts-decision-on-yelps-reviews/

30:47 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Joe Weisenthal http://www.businessinsider.com/this-might-be-the-final-humiliation-of-the-fed-haters-2014-9

This Week’s Quote: “People who argue that ISIS poses a threat to our democracies are out to lunch. ISIS is an ugly phenomenon, but it’s largely the consequence of one blunder after another by the US and its allies in the region, who shouldn’t have been meddling there in the first place…If the US and its allies want to reduce ‘terror’ in the region…they need to stop participating in it.” —Julian Assange

Aug 31 2014

Bogosity Podcast for 1 September 2014

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

31:34 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The WHO http://www.telegraph.co.uk/journalists/sarah-knapton/11056964/Ban-toxic-e-cigarettes-indoors-says-World-Health-Organisation.html

40:36 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Barack Obama http://www.techtimes.com/articles/13774/20140823/white-house-cybersecurity-leader-proudly-claims-he-knows-nothing-about-cybersecurity.htm

This Week’s Quote: “It is insufficient to protect ourselves with laws; we need to protect ourselves with mathematics. Encryption is too important to be left solely to governments.” —Bruce Schneier

Jun 29 2014

Bogosity Podcast for 30 June 2014

Co-Host: Jakob Morris

News of the Bogus:

31:47 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Lindy Morrison http://www.theage.com.au/comment/the-pirate-bay-must-be-fought-for-the-sake-of-exploited-musicians-20140623-zsiqo.html

36:49 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Obama Administration http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/24/pentagon-official-the-obama-kill-memo-is-out-and-libertarians-were-right-its-murder/

This Week’s Quote: “Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.” —Edmund Burke

May 25 2014

Bogosity Podcast for 26 May 2014

News of the Bogus:

15:21 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Anton Purisima http://www.loweringthebar.net/2014/05/2-undecillion-dollar-demand.html

17:58 – Silver Cluon Award: Tyler Vigen http://www.tylervigen.com/

21:47 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Being Liberal https://www.facebook.com/592589870775439/photos/a.592592887441804.1073741828.592589870775439/795910880443336/?type=1

This Week’s Quote: “The suppression of uncomfortable ideas may be common in religion and politics, but it is not the path to knowledge.” —Carl Sagan

May 11 2014

Bogosity Podcast for 12 May 2014

Live Spreecast video: http://www.spreecast.com/events/bogosity-podcast-for-12-may-2014

Co-Hosts: Jakob Morris and Jonathan Loesche

News of the Bogus:

34:13 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Undercover Police Officers in Madison, Pittsburgh, et al http://www.fastcompany.com/3029754/most-innovative-companies/undercover-police-are-targeting-uber-and-lyft-drivers-to-send-a-me

39:03 – Idiot Extraordinaire: NYPD https://www.vocativ.com/culture/media/nypd-twitter-campaign-backfires-catastrophically-within-minutes/

This Week’s Quote: “The end move in politics is to pick up a gun.” —Buckminster Fuller

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