Welcome to ORly Radio Show 69 for Friday July 31st, 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 suspect, Mike!
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RANT Segments / QUICK Headlines:
A blue moon, at least according to the modern definition of the term, has nothing to do with color. It simply means a second full moon in the same calendar month.
Windows 10 is available as a free upgrade, but like Google, it reads your email and tracks everything you do. - http://bgr.com/2015/07/31/windows-10-upgrade-spying-how-to-opt-out/
Boy Scouts Vote To End Ban On Gay Adult Scout Leaders - http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/breaking_in_historic_vote_boy_scouts_elect_to_end_ban_on_gay_adult_scout_leaders
Republican presidential hopeful, Ben Carson Claims President Obama and the Democrats Wants To Eliminate Black People with Planned Parenthood. - http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/07/27/ben-carson-claims-president-obama-wants-to-eliminate-black-people-audio/
Republican presidential hopeful, Mike Huckabee Won't Rule Out Using Federal Troops To Stop Abortions - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mike-huckabee-troops-abortion_55bbc20ee4b06363d5a22323
Appeals court rules pharmacists can't deny medicine because of religious beliefs - http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/07/30/1407343/-Appeals-court-rules-pharmacists-can-t-deny-medicine-because-of-religious-beliefs
State Of Georgia Sues Carl Malamud For Copyright Infringement For Publishing The State's Own Laws (claiming the annotations are copywritten somehow) https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150723/17125231743/state-georgia-sues-carl-malamud-copyright-infringement-publishing-states-own-laws.shtml
Apple, Microsoft, Google and other US firms to commit $140bn to address climate change - http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/apple-microsoft-google-other-us-firms-commit-140bn-address-climate-change-1512696
Iran city hits suffocating heat index of 165 degrees, near world record - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2015/07/30/iran-city-hits-suffocating-heat-index-of-154-degrees-near-world-record/
Medicare Turned 50 years old Thursday! https://www.facebook.com/Upworthy/videos/1061745950532929/
AP History Caves To Conservatives, Will Downplay Slavery And Focus On ‘American Exceptionalism’ - http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/07/29/ap-history-caves-to-conservatives-will-downplay-slavery-and-focus-on-american-exceptionalism/
19 Kids And Counting' The Duggars Are Broke! Asking Fans For Cash For YouTube Channel - http://www.designntrend.com/articles/58053/20150729/19-kids-counting-duggars-broke-asking-fans-cash-youtube-channel.htm
You May Be An Ambivert, Not an introvert, not quite an extrovert. There's a lot of information out there about introverts and extroverts. But if you don't identify strongly as either one, it's for a good reason: according to psychologist Adam Grant, two-thirds of people are ambiverts. - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/you-might-be-an-ambivert_55b8ce95e4b0224d88347f63
-BREAK- GSoW - PSA
The government of Sri Lanka announced this week that Google’s Project Loon will provide "affordable high-speed" internet coverage for the entire country, beamed from balloons floating in the atmosphere. Neither the Sri Lankan government or Google has set a concrete timetable, but foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera made mention of the country being covered in “a few months.” The country of Sri Lanka covers 24,954 square miles, with a population a little more than 22 million. Loon’s latest iteration is called the Nighthawk, a collaboration between the Loon team and aerospace designer Raven Aerostar. The Nighthawks will be outfitted with LTE antennas to send data to mobile phones, and capable of transmission from balloon to balloon and to telecommunication stations on the ground. The balloons are slated to stay in the air for 100 days at a time. - http://www.popsci.com/google-set-provide-entire-country-wi-fi
Mark Zuckerberg announced the completion of Aquila, Facebook’s first full-scale aircraft designed to deliver wireless internet with lasers, as a part of their project with Internet.org. Aquila is solar-powered, weighs “less than a car,” and has the wingspan of a Boeing 737, - http://www.popsci.com/heres-look-facebooks-internet-drone
-BREAK- Burden of Proof
911 dispatcher, Matthew Sanchez, with the Albuquerque Fire Department has been reassigned after hanging up on a frustrated caller attending to a dying gunshot victim, NBC News reports. In a released audio recording, the dispatcher can be heard saying “I’m not going to deal with this, okay?” in response to the caller’s vulgar language before ending the phone call. 17-year-old Jaydon Chavez-Silver, was later pronounced dead at a hospital.- http://gawker.com/deal-with-it-yourself-911-operator-hangs-up-on-calle-1720740307
Samuel DuBose, 43, was killed on 19 July by a single shot to the head fired by University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing during a routine traffic stop, in which DuBose was pulled over for not having a front license plate. - http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jul/29/cincinnati-police-shooting-samuel-dubose
Andy’s: Ernest Cline’s “Armada” http://amzn.to/1UdZbPe and Kim Stanley Robinson “Aurora” http://amzn.to/1UdZhq9
Michael’s: Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Series http://amzn.to/1MYKtY8
Music: "Rocket and Pamgaea” by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)
PSA: Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia - GSoW https://www.facebook.com/GSoWproject
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