ORly Radio Show 53 for Friday April 10th, 2015 - Send in the Clowns
Hosts: Andy & the Usual Suspects: David and Jess!!!
Music: "Rocket and Pamgaea” by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)
Errata From Last Week: We make mistakes. Please, if you find one, pause the podcast, and send us a note. firstname.lastname@example.org or phone it in 470-222-6759
Holy Crap: http://drudgereport.com.co/nancy-reagan-i-want-hillary-to-win/ “,,,Hillary had no interest in running until both Laura and Barbara Bush cornered her at their get-together in May 2013 and talked her into at least thinking about it! So, in a sense, if Mrs. Clinton does run and win, you can blame the Bush family.” - Ron Reagan
New Texas Bill Would Prevent Bystanders From Recording Cops http://crooksandliars.com/2015/04/new-texas-bill-would-prevent-bystanders
Former atheist congressman tells current atheist congressmen to D.A.D.T. http://www.secularism.org.uk/news/2015/04/ex-congressman-tells-atheist-politicians-to-stay-in-the-closet
Paul Meltdown: So far, Paul has hit the 2016 campaign trail and fallen flat on his face.
Right Wing Persecution:
Our senses and psychology perceive the world in very particular ways that are comically easy to fool.
We humans are awful at perceiving objective reality. We come with inbuilt preconceptions and prejudices. We’re dreadful at logic, and see patterns in things that are not there, and skip over trends that are. We attribute cause and agency to chance and coincidence, and blame the innocent as the root of all manner of evil. We use the phrase “common sense” as an admirable quality for scrutinising the world in front of us.
...it is tricky to challenge someone’s opinion successfully if it is based on their learned experience. But that is exactly what science is for. It is to extract human flaws from reality; it is to set aside the bias that we lug around. Our senses and psychology perceive the world in very particular ways that are comically easy to fool. But the great strength of science is that it recognises the human fallibility that cripples our view of the universe.
Police still shooting people… over and over again. https://thenib.com/surviving-a-police-encounter-308ed3ca3dbb
Selling off federal land with a “Spending Neutral reserve fund” - then why? http://indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com/republican-senators-just-voted-to-sell-off-your-nationa-1696862450
Andy’s: http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/originals/chi-cards-against-humanity-science-stem-deck-bsi-story.html https://store.cardsagainsthumanity.com/
Jess: http://sketchypandagames.tumblr.com/. Aberford: a 50’s Housewife Zombie Game! Kickstarter coming soon!