ORly Radio Show 36 for Friday December 12th, Breaking down the #AngryAtheist.
Hosts: Andy & the Usual Suspects: Ann, and Don!!!
Music: "Rocket and Pamgaea” by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)
Hangout Event: https://plus.google.com/events/clqphibvn23912vt38oihd8fggs
Errata From Last Week: #WeCantBreath was of course a purposeful misspelling. It was the trending hashtag, and shortly the proper spelled #WeCantBreathe, was also trending. You should be able to find more than you want to find under both spellings.
Followup - I was unable to get to a story I wanted to cover last week. Please head over to http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/the-american-justice-system-is-not-broken-1666445407 to read more about what I was on about.
Science / Technology / Politics
Item: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Vaginas
Item: Rosetta discovers water on comet 67p like nothing on Earth
Humanities / Religion/ Politics
Item: Governments turn up the heat on atheists “"the overwhelming majority of countries fail to respect the rights of atheists and freethinkers" as set out in U.N. treaties, adding that 13 states, all of them Muslim, had made apostasy or blasphemy against religion a capital offense.”
Item: “Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence committee finally released its long-awaited report on the CIA's use of torture on detainees. The report deserves to be shared far and wide—but it's a 525-page report chock full of bureaucratic language. Boring! To make it more sharable, we've compiled a set of memes that totally illustrates some of the report's most important and eye-catching takeaways.”
Item: Dogs in Heaven? Pope Francis Leaves Pearly Gates Open “Trying to console a distraught little boy whose dog had died, Francis told him in a recent public appearance on St. Peter’s Square, “Paradise is open to all of God’s creatures.”
Politics / Humanities / Politics
Item: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Gets A Big Promotion In The Senate to ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee.
Item: Shutdown averted following late-night drama - “The full roll call on last night’s vote is online here. Note that 67 House Republican broke ranks and opposed the package negotiated and endorsed by their own chamber’s leaders – that’s a little more than a fourth of the caucus – which would have been enough to kill the legislation were it not for the 57 House Democrats who rebuffed their leaders and backed the bill.”
Potpourri / Politics / Flotsam & Jetsam
Item: In the 12 days leading up to Christmas Eve, new Harry Potter content will be released daily on the site https://www.pottermore.com
Item: Pirate Bay was taken offline, officially. Unofficially, it’s still here.
URLs: REDACTED You know how to get there….
Item: Florida Man Arrested For Drunken Rampage Through Grocery Store on Motorized Shopping Cart
Andy’s: What to do when your Facebook friend posts something offensive: a flowchart http://www.vox.com/2014/12/12/7376601/facebook-offensive-post
AND http://xchat.org/ for access to our IRC hosted at GeekShed.net #orlyradio
Don’s: Caruva Horchata Booze!