Jul 27 2014

Bogosity Podcast for 28 July 2014

Co-host: Dave Turcotte

Dave’s appeal: Join Our Boys

NHS Special:

2:44 – NHS to charge non-EU patients 150% of cost of treatment http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jul/14/nhs-charge-non-eu-patients-150-per-cent-cost-treatment

12:33 – NHS crisis as struggling A&E departments fail to meet waiting time targets for A YEAR http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/nhs-crisis-struggling-ae-departments-3882288

18:29 – Forty per cent of adults advised to take statins under new NHS guidance http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10973432/Forty-per-cent-of-adults-advised-to-take-statins-under-new-NHS-guidance.html

25:41 – ‘The NHS dishes out boob jobs and gastric bands but won’t pay for my life-saving heart op’: Stroke victim, 28, must now raise £10,000 for private treatment http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2695696/The-NHS-dishes-boob-jobs-gastric-bands-wont-pay-life-saving-heart-op-Stroke-victim-28-raise-10-000-private-treatment.html

31:52 – Patients denied vital operations by NHS bodies, surgeons report http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jul/15/patients-denied-operations-nhs-surgeons-report

41:22 – NHS shamed into U-turn as cerebral palsy kids WILL get life-changing operations like Ben Baddeley http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/nhs-shamed-u-turn-cerebral-palsy-3876212

This Week’s Quote: “The highwayman takes solely upon himself the responsibility, danger, and crime of his own act. He does not pretend that he has any rightful claim to your money, or that he intends to use it for your own benefit. He does not pretend to be anything but a robber…Furthermore, having taken your money, he leaves you, as you wish him to do. He does not persist in following you on the road, against your will; assuming to be your rightful “sovereign,” on account of the “protection” he affords you…The proceedings of those robbers and murderers, who call themselves “the government,” are directly the opposite of these of the single highwayman.” —Lysander Spooner

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

Jul 13 2014

Bogosity Podcast for 14 July 2014

Co-Hosts: Tim Dyson and Jonathan Loesche

News of the Bogus:

22:30 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: U.S. District Judge Robert Cleland http://www.avclub.com/article/insane-clown-posses-fbi-lawsuit-thrown-out-juggalo-206657

29:32 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The FDA http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/08/health/smallpox-virus-found/index.html

This Week’s Quote: “The real danger is the gradual erosion of individual liberties through automation, integration, and interconnection of many small, separate record-keeping systems, each of which alone may seem innocuous, even benevolent, and wholly justifiable.” —1977 U.S. Privacy Study Commission

Jul 06 2014

Bogosity Podcast for 7 July 2014

Co-Hosts: Jonathan Loesche and Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

26:35 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Connecticut Regional School District 14 http://reason.com/blog/2014/06/30/ct-school-district-apologizes-for-blocki

36:16 – Silver Cluon Award: The Electronic Frontier Foundation http://www.dailydot.com/politics/blimp-nsa-utah-eff-mass-surveillance/

42:16 – Idiot Extraordinaire: PayPal http://www.zdnet.com/paypal-freezes-out-protonmail-asks-if-startup-has-government-permission-to-encrypt-email-7000031116/

This Week’s Quote: “We are rapidly entering the age of no privacy, where everyone is open to surveillance at all times; where there are no secrets from government.” —William O. Douglas

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