Jun 30 2015

Bogosity Catch-Up Podcast – 30 June 2015

In the two-week hiatus for the Bogosity podcast, a lot has happened, so we had a Hangout to catch up on all the news and bogosity we’ve missed. Regular podcasts will resume next week.

News of the Bogus:

  • LastPass Security Notice | The LastPass Blog https://blog.lastpass.com/2015/06/lastpass-security-notice.html/
    • Bad news! LastPass breached. Good news! You should be OK… https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/06/16/bad-news-lastpass-breached-good-news-you-should-be-ok
  • Officials: Second hack exposed military and intel data http://bigstory.ap.org/article/d842d757851b4a59aca2aecf2f31995a/union-says-all-federal-workers-fell-victim-hackers
    • The US agency plundered by Chinese hackers made one of the dumbest security moves possible http://www.businessinsider.com/the-us-agency-plundered-by-chinese-hackers-made-one-of-the-dumbest-security-moves-possible-2015-6
  • The Supreme Court:
    • Obergefell v. Hodges:
      • In historic decision, Court strikes down state bans on same-sex marriage http://www.scotusblog.com/2015/06/in-historic-decision-court-strikes-down-state-bans-on-same-sex-marriage-in-plain-english/
      • Rand Paul Would Rather End Marriage Than Share It With Gay People http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2015/06/29/rand_paul_s_plan_to_get_around_legal_gay_marriage_end_government_issued.html

      • New Math Property: The Domino Theory http://www.bogosity.tv/forum/index.php?topic=315.msg29824#msg29824
      • Supreme Court Gay-Marriage Ruling Comes as City Pride Weekend Begins http://www.wsj.com/articles/from-city-hall-to-stonewall-new-yorkers-cheer-supreme-court-gay-marriage-ruling-1435337077
      • That Guy T https://www.facebook.com/ThatLibertarianT/posts/1583216541942197
    • King v. Burwell:
      • Court backs Obama administration on health-care subsidies http://www.scotusblog.com/2015/06/court-backs-obama-administration-on-health-care-subsidies-in-plain-english/
    • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores Inc.:
      • Victory for religious rights in the workplace http://www.scotusblog.com/2015/06/victory-for-religious-rights-in-the-workplace-in-plain-englis
    • Horne v. Department of Agriculture:
      • Supreme Court Rules 8-1: Government Has to Pay You If It Steals Your Stuff https://fee.org/anythingpeaceful/detail/supreme-court-government-has-to-pay-if-it-takes-your-stuff
      • Opinion analysis: Is the New Deal in new trouble? http://www.scotusblog.com/2015/06/opinion-analysis-is-the-new-deal-in-new-trouble/
  • No, Dylann Roof Didn’t Arm Himself Through a ‘Legal Loophole’ https://reason.com/blog/2015/06/19/no-dylann-roof-didnt-arm-himself-through
  • Bird Flu Sends Egg Prices Up, but Slowing Demand Prevents Shortages – The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/17/business/bird-flu-sends-egg-prices-up-but-slowing-demand-prevents-shortages.html
  • News sites can be held responsible for user comments https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/06/18/news-sites-can-be-held-responsible-for-user-comments/

Biggest Bogon Emitter: The Sunday Times https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/06/14/sunday-times-report-snowden-files-journalism-worst-also-filled-falsehoods/

  • Errata Security: How we really know the Sunday Times story is bogus http://blog.erratasec.com/2015/06/how-we-really-know-sunday-times-story.html

Idiot Extraordinaire: Politic365 https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/06/17/media-outlet-communities-color-lashes-solar-power/

This Week’s Quote: “We live in an age of artificial scarcity, maintained by ignorance and fear. The government has been paying farmers not to grow food…Labor unions, business and government conspire to hold back [technology]…The utilities advertise continually that “solar power is at least forty years in the future”…These propaganda advertisements are just a delaying action, because the utilities still haven’t figured out how to put a meter between us and the sun.” —Robert Anton Wilson

Jun 14 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 15 June 2015

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

23:05 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Lily Goldberg http://thelibertarianrepublic.com/why-are-there-fewer-libertarian-women-because-anarchist-men-are-disgusting/

32:28 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Bernie Sanders http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/05/26/sorry-bernie-sanders-deodorant-isnt-starving-americas-children/

This Week’s Quote: “When poverty declines, the need for government declines, which is why expecting government to solve poverty is like expecting a tobacco company to mount an aggressive anti-smoking campaign.” —Stefan Molyneux

Jun 07 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 8 June 2015

Co-Hosts: Dave Turcotte and Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

38:21 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Los Angeles Labor unions http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2015/05/27/los_angeles_15_minimum_wage_labor_unions_want_to_be_exempt_from_it.html

45:02 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The TSA http://blog.erratasec.com/2015/06/understanding-tsa-math.html

This Week’s Quote: “At $8 billion per year, the TSA is the most expensive theatrical production in history.” —David Burge

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