Posts tagged: socialism

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 05 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 5 March 2017

News of the Bogus:

10:50 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: CNBC http://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/20/venezuelas-crisis-cause-its-people-to-cut-meals-and-lose-weight.html

14:35 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Brianna Wu http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/28/brianna-wu-claims-companies-could-destroy-cities-b/

This Week’s Quote: “He that voluntarily continues ignorant is guilty of all the crimes which ignorance produces.” —Samuel Johnson

Jan 01 2017

2016 Wrap-Up

2016 Wrap-Up:

0:40 – Year in review

Idiot of the Year nominations:

This Week’s Quote: “Venezuela reaches the final stages of socialism: No toilet paper…Venezuela has demonstrated that ‘Socialism of the 21st Century’ is pretty much like socialism in the 20th century.” —David Boaz

Nov 06 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 7 November 2016

Co-Hosts: Jakob Morris and Daniel Wilcox

1:09 – Election Special:

34:53 – News of the Bogus:

39:58 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The MPAA and RIAA https://torrentfreak.com/mpaa-and-riaas-anti-piracy-plans-harm-the-internet-161027/

44:55 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Egyptian President Abd el-Fattah al-Sisi (nominated by Ibrahim Zallum) http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2016/10/29/sisi-criticized-saying-fridge-nothing-water-ten-years/

This Week’s Quote: “We’d all like to vote for the best man, but he’s never a candidate.” —Kin Hubbard

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

May 22 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 23 May 2016

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

29:20 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Gizmodo or John McAfee http://gizmodo.com/john-mcafee-apparently-tried-to-trick-reporters-into-th-1776765480

38:07 – Idiot Extraordinaire: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/may/9/nyc-de-blasio-forces-bars-serve-pregnant-women/

This Week’s Quote: “If the government were to take over the Sahara Desert, in five years there would be a shortage of sand.” —Milton Friedman

Apr 17 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 18 April 2016

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

23:41 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Brian Bergstein https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601145/what-if-apple-is-wrong/

31:06 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The RIAA https://torrentfreak.com/riaa-says-youtube-is-running-a-dmca-protection-racket-160412/

This Week’s Quote: “Our trend in copyright law has been to enclose as much as we can; the consequence of this enclosure is a stifling of creativity and innovation. If the Internet teaches us anything, it is that great value comes from leaving core resources in a commons, where they’re free for people to build upon as they see fit.” —Lawrence Lessig

Apr 03 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 4 April 2016

Co-Host: Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

23:07 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: New York http://www.coindesk.com/months-bitlicense-bitcoin-still-startups-await-approval-new-york/

28:31 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Judge Amanda Sammons http://www.knoxnews.com/news/crime-courts/defendants-barred-from-entering-court-arrested-for-being-late-records-show-2d7ac08e-4a20-4080-e053-0-371336111.html

This Week’s Quote: “The similarity of arguments against the abolition of slavery and arguments against the abolition of government (as we know it) should shake the faith of all Americans who still labor under the misconception that ours is a ‘government of the people, by the people, for the people.’ From where I stand, it looks distressingly like an institutional complex that rests on the same shaky intellectual foundations as slavery.” —Robert Higgs

Mar 06 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 7 March 2016

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

0:58 – News of the Bogus: iPhone Special #NoBackdoors

19:33 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Venezuela https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/inflation-poverty-food-shortages-venezuela-heads-toward-disaster/2016/02/11/10aad5b4-d035-11e5-88cd-753e80cd29ad_story.html

27:43 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Greenpeace http://www.theguardian.com/news/1999/jul/27/food.foodanddrink

This Week’s Quote: “Genetically modified organism (GMO) foods are feared and hated by environmentalists and the public alike. Yet the scientific assessment of GMOs is remarkably different. Every major scientific evaluation of GMO technology has concluded that GMOs are safe for human consumption and are a benefit to the environment.” —Ramez Naam

Feb 28 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 29 February 2016

Co-Host Takeover 2: Electric Boogaloo

With Dave Turcotte, Jakob Morris, and Charles Thomas

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