ORly Radio Show 73 - Google Alphabet, Ice Bucket Challenge, Flamethrowers, & Rape Babies.

ORly Radio Show 73 - Google Alphabet, Ice Bucket Challenge, Flamethrowers, & Rape Babies.

Welcome to ORly Radio Show 73 for Friday August 14th, 2015 - where we dismantle the current events for your edutainment through mostly rational conversations that make you go ‘Oh Really’! I’m your host Andy Cowen with my usual suspects, Michael Robinson!

Errata From Last Week: We make mistakes. Please, if you find one, pause the podcast, and send us a note. orlyradiopodcast@gmail.com or phone it in 470-222-6759  

Trump, even though he was misogynistic, unapologetic and combative to the other GOP hopefuls, continues to strike a disturbing chord among the voters and had a surge in the polls after the debates. I'm disappointed in you America. You should feel bad.

RANT Segments & Headlines:


The Good:

  1. You remember the ALS Ice Bucket challenge, don’t you? it was a crazy social media campaign to bring awareness and fundraising for medical research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or, as it’s more commonly known, Lou Gherig’s Disease.  In a paper recently published by a team from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, researchers believe they have made a significant leap forward in understanding one of the major mysteries of ALS (in brief, the team has identified the role of the TDP-43 protein, and how it manifests in both healthy and diseased cells.) In and of itself, the research is too technical to have likely made waves outside the medical research field. However, as Johns Hopkins graduate student and paper co-author Jonathan Ling explained in a recent Reddit AMA, this breakthrough can be directly traced back to the outpouring of interest, and money, from the ice bucket challenge… ...Much of the money raised by the ice bucket challenge is only now beginning to be felt in the research community, as the ALS Association has spent a large part of the past year working to properly allocate the $100 million that they received during the past summer (as compared to the $3 million that they received in the summer prior.)  http://magazine.good.is/articles/als-ice-bucket-challenge-results

-BREAK- Fallacy https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/genetic

The Bad:

  1. Flamethrowers, given up by military, are now being sold to the public by a Cleveland startup called Throwflame for about $1,600 The flamethrowers are marketed not as weapons, but as fun devices. "We always have the people who just want it for fun. Impress the neighbors at the BBQ," said Throwflame founder Quinn Whitehead. http://money.cnn.com/2015/08/13/smallbusiness/flamethrowers-public-sale/index.html

  2. In related news, The number of registered silencers surged 38% from last year to 792,282 in February 2015, according to the most recent figures from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. There were 571,750 licenses in March 2014.  "It's getting to be more mainstream," said Josh Waldron, CEO of SilencerCo, which makes and sells silencers. http://money.cnn.com/2015/07/30/news/companies/gun-silencer-sales-up/index.html

  3. And in the wayback machine, February 18, 2013: Fargo, ND – Local resident Todd Fox has been detained for “reckless endangerment” and “illegal use of high-powered fire-breathing weaponry” for attacking snow with his flamethrower. Fox reportedly became so fed up with the week-long blowing snow epidemic in his area that he decided to KILL IT WITH FIRE. http://neighborshame.com/fargo-man-arrested-clearing-snow-flamethrower/

-BREAK- Voicemail

The Ugly:

  1. Denied Abortion, 11-year-old Rape Victim Gives Birth - Three other girls, all aged 12, are due to give birth in coming weeks. http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/denied-abortion-11-year-old-rape-victim-gives-birth

: OneNote for all platforms http://www.onenote.com/
Michael’s: Fallout Shelter https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bethsoft.falloutshelter&hl=en

Music: "Rocket and Pamgaea” by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)
PSA: Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia - GSoW https://www.facebook.com/GSoWproject

ORly Radio Show 62 - Fukushima, NAACP, Cuba, Wind, Longevity, Corruption, NRA, McKinney

ORly Radio Show 62 for Friday June 12th, 2015 - Fukushima, NAACP, Cuba, Wind, Longevity, Corruption, NRA, McKinney

Welcome to ORly Radio Show 62 for Friday June 12th, 2015  where we dismantle the current events for your edutainment through mostly rational conversations that make you go ‘Oh Really’! I'm your host Andy Cowen with my usual suspects Michael Robinson and David O’Connor.

Errata From Last Week: We make mistakes. Please, if you find one, pause the podcast, and send us a note. orlyradiopodcast@gmail.com or phone it in 470-222-6759

QUICK Headlines by Circa:

I Just Don’t Know

  1. Japan set to restart first nuclear plant since Fukushima disaster  http://circanews.com/s/cjJ


  1. NAACP head considers herself black, is called out by her white parents, the internet explodes. NAACP stands by #RachelDolezal, "Race is not a qualifying criteria" for #NAACP leadership - Twitter reacts.

    1. http://www.rawstory.com/2015/06/spokane-naacp-head-considers-herself-black-rips-parents-i-dont-give-two-shts-what-you-guys-think/

    2. http://www.mediaite.com/online/twitter-trolls-the-hell-out-of-dolezal-with-askrachel-trend/

The Good

  1. Cuba again:  

    1. US formally drops Cuba from state sponsors of terrorism list  http://circanews.com/s/pUU

    2. US tourism to Cuba up 36% since last year  http://circanews.com/s/lhs

  2. David Yanez is part of a team inspired by the motion that collapsed the bridge to create a bladeless “whirlpool wind turbine” - an inverted-cone-shaped structure half the cost of a conventional machine.

    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0a0eJ7eMrhY

    2. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/vortex-bladeless-a-wind-generator-without-blades--3#/story

  3. Rat limb grown in lab http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22630243.300-worlds-first-biolimb-rat-forelimb-grown-in-the-lab.html#.VXteQTBVhBc

Logical Fallacy - Black or White

The Bad:

  1. On October 12, 2011, Orange County experienced the deadliest mass killing in its modern history. Scott Dekraai killed 8 people, including his ex-wife, in a Seal Beach beauty salon. He was arrested wearing full body armor just a few blocks away. Without a doubt, Dekraai was the perpetrator. A dozen surviving witnesses saw him. He admitted to the shooting early on. Yet, nearly four years later, the case against him has all but fallen apart.
    It turns out that prosecutors and police officers committed an egregious violation of Dekraai's rights—so much so that Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals shocked everyone and removed the Orange County District Attorney's Office, and all 250 prosecutors, from having anything more to do with the case.

  2. Aurora Mass Shooter's Diary Debunk a Favorite NRA Talking Point "ETA response [approximately] 3 mins," he noted. In his list of possible methods of attack, where he checked off mass murder using firearms as his choice, he also wrote "being caught 99% certain." http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/05/james-holmes-diary-aurora-gun-free-zones-debunked

The Ugly:

  1. McKinney Pool Party goes off the rails and blows up the internet with #blacklivesmatter But what really happened? http://news.yahoo.com/mckinney-police-officer-apologies--blames-aggression-at-pool-party-on-emotional-stress-190534788.html

Entertainment/Reviews/(Nit)Picks (5 Minutes per)

Andy’s:  Living Revocable Trusts http://www.aarp.org/money/estate-planning/info-09-2010/ten_things_you_should_know_about_living_trusts.html  

Mike’s:   Fallout 4!!! http://bethsoft.com/

David’s:   XCOM2 - http://xcom.com/


ORly Radio Show 53 - Send in the Clowns

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. orlyradiopodcast@gmail.com or phone it in 470-222-6759

The Good

  1. http://www.popsci.com/aluminum-makes-flexible-fast-charging-batteries-wont-catch-fire

  2. http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/california-approves-bill-banning-child-vaccine-exemptions

    1. http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB277&search_keywords=

  3. http://www.sciencealert.com/world-s-first-head-transplant-volunteer-could-experience-something-worse-than-death

  4. http://www.sciencealert.com/lab-grown-burger-patty-cost-drops-from-325-000-to-12

  5. GLBT:

    1. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/09/us/politics/obama-to-call-for-end-to-conversion-therapies-for-gay-and-transgender-youth.html

    2. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/danthropology/2015/04/president-obama-calls-for-an-end-to-conversion-therapy/

  6. CUBA:

    1. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/07/us-cuba-removal-terrorism-sponsor-list

    2. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/tourism/tourism-central-florida-blog/os-orlando-international-airport-cuba-flights-20150409-post.html

  7. Activisim: http://www.mintpressnews.com/police-remove-snowden-bust-in-ny-park-hours-later-activists-replace-it-with-snowden-hologram/204134/

  8. Terrorist Itch: http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/ISIS-militants-reportedly-being-attacked-by-serious-skin-disease-396336

  9. 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

The Bad

  1. New Texas Bill Would Prevent Bystanders From Recording Cops http://crooksandliars.com/2015/04/new-texas-bill-would-prevent-bystanders

  2. 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

  3. RAND PAUL: 2010 Reminder: http://www.examiner.com/article/rand-paul-concedes-he-will-cut-medicare-and-social-security-to-pay-for-tax-cuts  

  4. Paul Meltdown: So far, Paul has hit the 2016 campaign trail and fallen flat on his face.

    1. http://www.vox.com/2015/4/7/8360691/rand-paul-budget-president

    2. http://www.politicususa.com/2015/04/08/paul-presidential-campaign-crashes-burns-rand-melts-today-show.html

    3. http://video.foxnews.com/v/4161841047001/rand-paul-charles-krauthammer-is-just-wrong/?playlist_id=2694949842001#sp=show-clips Andy Has Audio

    4. http://www.politicususa.com/2015/04/10/watch-rand-run-paul-cuts-flees-live-interview-questions-hard.html

  5. Right Wing Persecution:

    1. http://www.politicususa.com/2015/04/07/religious-leaders-threaten-rise-up-persecute-gays.html

    2. http://churchandstate.org.uk/2014/12/rick-santorum-separation-of-church-and-state-a-communist-idea-not-an-american-one/

  6. Old Bad News: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/09/08/iowa-grants-gun-permits-to-the-blind/2780303/

The Ugly

  1. Food:

    1. http://www.break.com/article/taco-bell-will-start-offering-delivery-end-of-the-yea-2843679

    2. http://uproxx.com/webculture/2015/03/soon-you-might-be-able-to-get-mcdonalds-breakfast-all-day-long/

  2. Science: http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/apr/05/scientific-truth-genetics-darwin-adam-rutherford
    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.

    1. Silver lining? http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/04/06/the-science-of-why-you-really-should-listen-to-experts/

  3. GREECE:

    1. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/06/greece-puts-figure-of-279bn-on-claim-for-german-reparations

    2. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/08/germany-divided-over-greek-demand-for-2787bn-in-war-debt?CMP=fb_gu

  4. LAW:

    1. Police still shooting people… over and over again. https://thenib.com/surviving-a-police-encounter-308ed3ca3dbb

    2. http://www.wsls.com/story/28770340/california-sheriff-investigates-disturbing-video-of-suspect-being-beaten

    3. http://www.wncn.com/story/28664509/first-woman-in-us-sentenced-for-killing-a-fetus

    4. http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/04/07/creepy-judge-reduces-pedophiles-sentence-suggests-little-girl-caused-her-own-rape/

  5. Environment:

    1. 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!