Posts tagged: socialism

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

Jan 17 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 18 January 2016

Co-Host: Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

28:30 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Jeb Bush http://www.businessinsider.com/jeb-bush-cybersecurity-2016-1

37:12 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The Department of Justice http://www.justice.gov/usao-mdtn/pr/former-drug-kingpin-serving-multiple-life-sentences-receives-additional-20-year

This Week’s Quote: “Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.” —Kenneth Boulding

Dec 13 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 14 December 2015

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

16:03 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Robert Reich http://robertreich.org/post/134670682190

26:47 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Vandana Shiva, Ronnie Cummins, et al http://www.forbes.com/sites/kavinsenapathy/2015/12/07/no-monsanto-is-not-going-on-trial-for-crimes-against-humanity/

This Week’s Quote: “Submitting to censorship is to enter the seductive world of ‘The Giver’: the world where there are no bad words and no bad deeds. But it is also the world where choice has been taken away and reality distorted. And that is the most dangerous world of all.” —Lois Lowry

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