Posts tagged: police

Sep 23 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 26 September 2016

News of the Bogus:

Biggest Bogon Emitter: The Richest (nominated by Chris Hangartner) http://www.therichest.com/video/evil-people-who-should-be-banned-from-the-internet/

Idiot Extraordinaire: Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/09/17/people-are-justifiably-infuriated-with-how-jimmy-fallon-handled/

This Week’s Quote: “Each individual possesses a conscience which to a greater or lesser degree serves to restrain the unimpeded flow of impulses destructive to others. But when he merges his person into an organizational structure, a new creature replaces autonomous man, unhindered by the limitations of individual morality, freed of humane inhibition, mindful only of the sanctions of authority.” —Stanley Milgram

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 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

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 18 2015

Podcast for 19 January 2015

Co-host: Jonathan Loesche

News of the Bogus:

36:16 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Prime Minister David Cameron http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/whatsapp-and-snapchat-could-be-banned-under-new-surveillance-plans-9973035.html

44:26 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The NYPD http://theantimedia.org/nypd-vacations/

This Week’s Quote: “Beware the Four Horsemen of the Information Apocalypse: terrorists, drug dealers, kidnappers, and child pornographers. Seems like you can scare any public into allowing the government to do anything with those four.” —Bruce Schneier

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 09 2014

Bogosity Podcast for 10 November 2014

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

2014 Election Special:

News of the Bogus:

36:33 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Newington, Connecticut Elementary Schools http://rare.us/story/this-town-just-canceled-halloween-to-appease-the-pc-police/

40:08 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Ezekiel J. Emanuel http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/09/why-i-hope-to-die-at-75/379329/

This Week’s Quote: “I long to believe in immortality. I shall never be able to bid you an entire farewell. If I am destined to be happy with you here — how short is the longest life. I wish to believe in immortality — I wish to live with you forever.” —John Keats

Oct 26 2014

Bogosity Podcast for 27 October 2014

Co-Hosts: Jonathan Loesche and (briefly) Dave Turcotte

Update: SunRail ridership lags, system to rehire ambassadors http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/traffic/os-sunrail-ridership-ambassadors-20141003-story.html

News of the Bogus:

24:51 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Wendy Gittleson http://samuel-warde.com/2014/01/10-reasons-free-market-just-big-fat-blob-stupid/

51:32 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Tracie Harris and Matt Dillahunty (nominated by pretty much everybody) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SXBre5woMw&start=1897

This Week’s Quote: “All the perplexities, confusion, and distress in America arise, not from the defects in their constitution or confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation.” —John Quincy Adams

Oct 12 2014

Bogosity Podcast for 13 October 2014

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

35:32 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Dr. Oz http://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/dr-oz-autism-and-gmos/
Spurious Correlations http://www.tylervigen.com/

45:05 – Idiot Extraordinaire: European adult industry http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/oct/05/sex-sell-decline-british-porn-xbiz-regulations-children

This Week’s Quote: “[W]e published a whole series of studies of regulation and its effects. Almost all the studies–perhaps all the studies–suggested that the results of regulation had been bad, that the prices were higher, that the product was worse adapted to the needs of consumers, than it otherwise would have been…I can’t remember one that’s good…There were so many studies, and the result was quite universal: The effects were bad.” —Ronald Coase

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