Posts tagged: Obamacare

Jul 02 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 2 July 2017

Co-Host: Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

21:12 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Christopher Levy http://go.buydrm.com/thedrmblog/cory-doctorow-eff-netflix

30:55 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Australia Attorney General George Brandis http://www.zdnet.com/article/australias-encryption-thwart-thought-is-fraught/

This Week’s Quote: “Creation always involves building upon something else. There is no art that doesn’t reuse. And there will be less art if every reuse is taxed by the appropriator. Monopoly controls have been the exception in free societies; they have been the rule in closed societies.” —Lawrence Lessig


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Sep 04 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 5 September 2016

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

31:03 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The ATF http://www.ammoland.com/2016/08/atf-reclassifies-wetted-nitrocellulose-as-explosive-materials-under-federal-laws/

39:05 – Silver Cluon Award: Techdirt https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160828/22071335374/head-anti-counterfeiting-lobbying-group-says-hes-going-to-make-counterfeit-techdirt-t-shirts.shtml

42:50 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The European Union https://fee.org/articles/european-ruling-against-apple-and-ireland-vindicates-brexit/

This Week’s Quote: “The European Union is very popular with politicians, because it’s very good to politicians. It was created for their benefit. It’s not so good to voters, because it denies them a voice—another reason it’s popular with politicians.” —Pat Condell

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

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

Jan 11 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 12 January 2015

Co-Host: Jonathan Loesche

News of the Bogus:

25:28 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Harvard professors http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/06/us/health-care-fixes-backed-by-harvards-experts-now-roil-its-faculty.html

31:43 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The British Advertising Standards Authority http://reason.com/blog/2015/01/06/uk-censors-mind-the-thigh-gap

This Week’s Quote: “Heightened self-consciousness, apartness, an inability to join in, physical shame and self-loathing—they are not all bad. Those devils have been my angels. Without them I would never have disappeared into language, literature, the mind, laughter and all the mad intensities that made and unmade me.” —Stephen Fry

Dec 07 2014

Bogosity Podcast for 8 December 2014

Co-Host: Dave Turcotte

Side Project Live #143 http://sideproject.radiofubar.com/?p=324

News of the Bogus:

12:29 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) http://abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek/video/week-sen-kirsten-gillibrand-interview-20916422

24:32 – Silver Cluon Award: David Mazières, Eddie Kohler, and Peter Vamplew http://www.vox.com/2014/11/21/7259207/scientific-paper-scam

30:55 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Matt Bruenig http://gawker.com/actually-riots-are-good-the-economic-case-for-riots-i-1663629918

This Week’s Quote: “The people on the ground today, protesting in Ferguson, have legitimate grievances that long predated Michael Brown’s death. But…Threatening lives and property of innocent third parties creates enemies out of would-be friends and supporters, while plays into the hands of those who value the protestors as political tools, dependable votes, and nothing more.” —Christopher Westley

Nov 16 2014

Bogosity Podcast for 17 November 2014

Co-Host: Daniel Wilcox

0:28 – More Election Results: http://alibertarianfuture.com/2014-election/libertarian-issues-won-2014-including-marijuana-legalization/

News of the Bogus:

32:49 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Jonathan Gruber https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Adrdmmh7bMo

37:26 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Food Babe http://bogosity.tv/bogus_archive/the_article_food_babe_doesn’t_want_you_to_see.html

This Week’s Quote: “There is something feeble and a little contemptible about a man who cannot face the perils of life without the help of comfortable myths.” —Bertrand Russell

Jul 06 2014

Bogosity Podcast for 7 July 2014

Co-Hosts: Jonathan Loesche and Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

26:35 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Connecticut Regional School District 14 http://reason.com/blog/2014/06/30/ct-school-district-apologizes-for-blocki

36:16 – Silver Cluon Award: The Electronic Frontier Foundation http://www.dailydot.com/politics/blimp-nsa-utah-eff-mass-surveillance/

42:16 – Idiot Extraordinaire: PayPal http://www.zdnet.com/paypal-freezes-out-protonmail-asks-if-startup-has-government-permission-to-encrypt-email-7000031116/

This Week’s Quote: “We are rapidly entering the age of no privacy, where everyone is open to surveillance at all times; where there are no secrets from government.” —William O. Douglas

Dec 15 2013

Bogosity Podcast for 16 December 2013

News of the Bogus:

26:40 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Jim Edwards http://www.businessinsider.com/bitcoin-libertarian-paradise-would-be-hell-on-earth-2013-12

41:53 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Judge Jean Boyd http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/11/ethan-couch-sentenced_n_4426722.html

This Week’s Quote: “Responsibility is the price of freedom.” —Elbert Hubbard

Nov 17 2013

Bogosity Podcast for 18 November 2013

Co-Hosts: Jonathan Loesche and Jakob Morris (AnCapBrony) https://twitter.com/AnCapBrony

Follow-up: Password Security

News of the Bogus:

24:43 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Barack Obama http://dailycaller.com/2013/11/05/obama-denies-you-can-keep-it-videotaped-promises/?sc=1850820228461930801

29:36 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Faith Salie http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3445_162-57563689/

This Week’s Quote: “Politics is an extension of war by other means…Once you know which side you’re on, you must support all arguments of that side, and attack all arguments that appear to favor the enemy side…People who would be level-headed about evenhandedly weighing all sides of an issue in their professional life as scientists, can suddenly turn into slogan-chanting zombies when there’s a Blue or Green position on an issue.” —Eliezer Yudkowsky

Note: The Bogosity Podcast will be taking two weeks off for the Thanksgiving holidays. (All right, all right, and the Doctor Who 50th anniversary as well!) See you in December!

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