Posts tagged: religion

Oct 18 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 19 October 2015

Co-Host: Jakob Morris

0:27 – Update: LastPass Joins the LogMeIn Family https://blog.lastpass.com/2015/10/lastpass-joins-logmein.html/

News of the Bogus:

22:29 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: James Comey https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20151011/21185732508/james-comey-says-dozens-terrorists-have-eluded-fbi-thanks-to-encryption.shtml

25:51 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Ben Carson http://www.skeptic.com/reading_room/ben-carson-brain-surgeon-or-brain-addled/

37:38 – Tag: PredictIt | Who will win the 2016 U.S. presidential election? https://www.predictit.org/Market/1234/Who-will-win-the-2016-US-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

Aug 23 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 24 August 2015

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

30:58 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights http://www.blazingcatfur.ca/2015/07/21/sweden-democrats-plan-gay-pride-parade-through-muslim-areas-leftists-and-gay-rights-groups-decry-the-parade-as-racist/

37:13 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Richard Blech http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/08/how-not-to-start-an-encryption-company/

This Week’s Quote: “Anyone, from the most clueless amateur to the best cryptographer, can create an algorithm that he himself can’t break.” —Bruce Schneier

Jul 12 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 13 July 2015

Co-Host: Daniel Wilcox

News of the Bogus:

28:00 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) http://mediatrackers.org/wisconsin/2015/07/02/sen-baldwin-1st-amendment-doesnt-apply-individuals

35:54 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Si Robertson http://www.rawstory.com/2015/07/duck-dynasty-star-si-robertson-atheists-dont-exist-because-they-use-calendars/

This Week’s Quote: “Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds.” —John Perry Barlow

Mar 29 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 30 March 2015

Co-Host: Jonathan Loesche

News of the Bogus:

21:10 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Jason Villalba http://www.chron.com/news/politics/texas/article/Bill-restricting-rights-of-citizens-to-videotape-6130903.php

25:26 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Beth Van Duyne (nominated by Dallas Wildman) http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/muslims-are-angry-at-texas-mayor-after-she-stops-sharia-court-here-is-her-epic-response/

This Week’s Quote: “When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.” —Frédéric Bastiat

Oct 05 2014

Bogosity Podcast for 6 October 2014

Co-Hosts: Charles Thomas and Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

37:00 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The News Media http://www.theskepticsguide.org/not-black-holes-do-not-exist-part-2

47:46 – Silver Cluon Award: Mark Daly and nVidia http://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2014/09/18/debunked/

56:10 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Matt K. Lewis http://theweek.com/article/index/268686/why-the-libertarian-boom-is-bad-for-traditional-conservatives

This Week’s Quote: “Human history can be viewed as a slowly dawning awareness that we are members of a larger group. Initially our loyalties were to ourselves and our immediate family, next, to bands of wandering hunter-gatherers, then to tribes, small settlements, city-states, nations. We have broadened the circle of those we love…If we are to survive, our loyalties must be broadened further, to include the whole human community, the entire planet Earth. Many of those who run the nations will find this idea unpleasant. They will fear the loss of power.” —Carl Sagan

Aug 03 2014

Bogosity Podcast for 4 August 2014

Co-Hosts: Jonathan Loesche and Dave Turcotte

News of the Bogus:

20:32 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Verizon http://blog.level3.com/global-connectivity/verizons-accidental-mea-culpa/

37:55 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Steve Shives (nominated by Jason Fennec) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOtMo1Z9NM0

This Week’s Quote: “Feminism has betrayed its roots and deteriorated into spurious artificial engineering. Rather than campaigning to help women, feminists today are more likely to be picking fights on Twitter, or dressing up petty grievances as proof of rampant ‘sexism’…If I ever was a feminist, I can’t be now…so ashamed and depressed am I by a once-laudable movement…I think any sensible woman will join me in feeling saddened by how irrelevant and niche modern feminism has become.” —Angela Epstein

Jul 20 2014

Bogosity Podcast for 21 July 2014

News of the Bogus:

22:02 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Damon Linker http://theweek.com/article/index/264546/how-liberalism-became-an-intolerant-dogma

30:15 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Mike Dawson http://mikedawwwson.tumblr.com/post/91854168921/santrevl-hound-actual-armedplatypus

This Week’s Quote: “Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable, a most sacred right—a right which we hope and believe is to liberate the world. Nor is this right confined to cases in which the whole people of an existing government may choose to exercise it. Any portion of such people that can may revolutionize and make their own of so much of the territory as they inhabit. More than this, a majority of any portion of such people may revolutionize, putting down a minority, intermingled with or near about them, who may oppose this movement.” —Abraham Lincoln

Jun 15 2014

Bogosity Podcast for 16 June 2014

Co-Host: Tim Dyson

News of the Bogus:

16:04 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Paul Ingrisano http://www.cbc.ca/newsblogs/yourcommunity/2014/06/artist-trademarks-pi-symbol-enrages-the-web.html

24:15 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Dr. Michael J. Roberts https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140606/08401527494/high-school-principal-cancels-entire-reading-program-to-stop-students-reading-cory-doctorows-little-brother.shtml

This Week’s Quote: “Don’t join the book burners. Don’t think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.” —Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dec 31 2013

2013 Wrap-Up

2013 Wrap-up:

0:32 – GOP fighting cellphone freedom http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2013/12/17/cellphone-airplane-fcc-plane-phonecalls-column/4080271/

2:30 – Nominated by T dog: Paul Krugman http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/28/bitcoin-is-evil/

5:58 – St. Louis Church Ordered To Stop Handing Out Hot Meals To The Homeless http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/12/05/3026611/louis-homeless/

7:24 – Slate: How Libertarians Failed Gay Rights http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2013/12/30/libertarians_and_gay_rights_the_party_failed_to_take_a_stand.html

11:39 – Nominated by Charles Thomas: Ethan Couch Sentenced To Probation In Crash That Killed 4 After Defense Argued He Had ‘Affluenza’ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/11/ethan-couch-sentenced_n_4426722.html

15:08 – Why There Is No Such Thing as a Good Atheist http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pastor-rick-henderson/why-there-is-no-such-thing-as-a-good-atheist_b_4442287.html

23:08 – Nominated by Tim Dyson: Barack Obama

24:28 – Silver Cluon Award: Pastor Tyler Smither http://intheparlor.wordpress.com/2013/12/19/what-you-believe-about-homosexuality-doesnt-matter/

29:18 – Nominated by BlameThe1st: PIV is always rape, ok? http://witchwind.wordpress.com/2013/12/15/piv-is-always-rape-ok/

34:46 – Nominated by R.E.H.W.R.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0DsifS9D58

37:25 – Nominated by Jonathan Loesche and Dave Turcotte: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/12/07/how-video-games-can-help-us-overthrow-capitalism/

51:49 – Winner: [SPOILERS!]

This Week’s Quote: “Once you learn that you must earn the love and respect of others, you’ll never expect the impossible and you won’t be disappointed.” —Harry Browne

Dec 08 2013

Bogosity Podcast for 9 December 2013

News of the Bogus:

41:28 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Pope Francis http://world.time.com/2013/11/26/pope-francis-denounces-idolatry-of-money-and-tyranny-of-capitalism/
http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/francesco/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20131124_evangelii-gaudium_en.html#No_to_the_new_idolatry_of_money

47:06 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Audreanna Phelps http://gawker.com/5812477/woman-sees-god-in-her-leg-veins

This Week’s Quote: “And let no government imagine, that, to strip them of the power of defrauding their subjects, is to deprive them of a valuable privilege. A system of swindling can never be long lived, and must infallibly in the end produce much more loss than profit.” —Jean-Baptiste Say

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