Posts tagged: Snowden

Apr 23 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 23 April 2017

Co-Host: Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

22:00 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Julie Bindel https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/3341997/doctor-who-feminist-campaigner-gay-assistant-bill-potts-girl-on-girl-titillation-male-viewers/

28:20 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Burger King https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/04/google-burger-king-feud-over-control-of-the-google-assistant/
This Week’s Quote: “Journalists should be watchdogs, not lapdogs.” —Newton Lee


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Apr 02 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 2 April 2017

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

21:10 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: David Robert Grimes (nominated by BlameThe1st) https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2014/aug/29/libertarian-ideology-natural-enemy-science

34:45 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Nicolás Maduro http://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-idUSKBN16U1UL

This Week’s Quote: “Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all…It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not want the state to raise grain.” —Frédéric Bastiat

Mar 12 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 12 March 2017

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

20:23 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Donald Trump (nominated by BlameThe1st) https://indy100.com/article/donald-trump-statements-fact-check-congress-address-work-unemployment-latest-checking-7605351

26:20 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Mike Pence https://arstechnica.com/security/2017/03/mike-pence-used-an-aol-e-mail-account-for-state-business-and-it-got-hacked/

This Week’s Quote: “Nobody ever wins a lawsuit but the lawyers.” —Robert A. Heinlein

Jan 29 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 29 January 2017

Co-Host: Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

21:20 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: “Concerned LastPass User” https://hackernoon.com/psa-lastpass-does-not-encrypt-everything-in-your-vault-8722d69b2032

27:45 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The FDA http://gizmodo.com/the-fdas-newly-proposed-gmo-rules-are-nonsense-1791519749

This Week’s Quote: All the food we eat—every grain of rice and kernel of corn—has been genetically modified. None of it was here before mankind learned to cultivate crops.” —Michael Specter

Aug 14 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 15 August 2016

News of the Bogus:

16:10 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: “Clinton Body Count” Conspiracy Theorists http://www.snopes.com/politics/clintons/bodycount.asp

31:55 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The News Media https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160808/18065135188/no-new-study-does-not-say-uber-has-no-effect-drunk-driving.shtml

This Week’s Quote: “Overregulation stifles creativity. It smothers innovation. It gives dinosaurs a veto over the future. It wastes the extraordinary opportunity for a democratic creativity that digital technology enables.” —Lawrence Lessig

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 10 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 11 July 2016

Co-Host: Jakob Morris

News of the Bogus:

21:27 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The News Media http://www.ocala.com/news/20160630/nations-first-known-self-driving-car-fatality-happened-in-williston

27:34 – Idiot Extraordinaire: James Comey http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/06/us/politics/hillary-clinton-fbi-email-comey.html

This Week’s Quote: “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” —Desmond Tutu

Jul 03 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 4 July 2016

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

19:12 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Hillary Clinton https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160628/05570734838/hillary-clintons-tech-policy-plan-includes-some-empty-broadband-promises-continued-war-encryption.shtml

26:51 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Comodo Group, Inc. https://letsencrypt.org/2016/06/23/defending-our-brand.html

This Week’s Quote: “Before September 11, the idea that Americans would voluntarily agree to live their lives under the gaze of a network of biometric surveillance cameras…would have seemed unthinkable, a dystopian fantasy of a society that had surrendered privacy and anonymity.” —Jeffrey Rosen

Jun 26 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 27 June 2016

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

30:42 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Glenn Stone http://pages.wustl.edu/files/pages/imce/stone/stone_glover_2016_golden_rice.pdf

37:50 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Gersh Kuntzman http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jun/15/gersh-kuntzman-ny-daily-news-writer-firing-ar-15-g/

This Week’s Quote: “Governments, by their nature, are instruments of privilege.” —Robert LeFevre

Jun 19 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 20 June 2016

Co-Hosts: Daniel Wilcox and Sarah Fin

News of the Bogus:

35:26 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Myriad Genetics https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160527/08591934566/myriad-genetics-refuses-to-accept-that-people-have-right-to-access-their-own-dna-sequences.shtml

41:20 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Wayne State University http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2016/06/12/wayne-state-drops-math-general-ed-requirement/85648592/

This Week’s Quote: “The people terrorists kill are not the targets; they are collateral damage. And blowing up planes, trains, markets or buses is not the goal; those are just tactics. The real targets of terrorism are the rest of us: the billions of us who are not killed but are terrorized because of the killing. The real point of terrorism is not the act itself, but our reaction to the act. And we’re doing exactly what the terrorists want.” —Bruce Schneier

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