ORLY-EP0117A - A Bloody Week: Law Enforcement Fatalities

ORLY-EP0117A - A Bloody Week: Law Enforcement Fatalities

Welcome to ORLYRADIO #117A recorded Friday July 8th, 2016 - 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, David O’Connor, Daniel Atherton and Fred Sims.

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Potpourri: Guests/Rants/Etc:

  1. Philando Castile: Results from a broken taillight stop…  Diamond Reynolds, the woman who streamed the aftermath of her boyfriend’s shooting death at the hands of Minnesota police live on Facebook, said Philando Castile lay dying in the car and no one came to his aid, according to a testimony on Facebook Live. She sobbed as she recounted what had happened, and talked about the need to unite to stop police officers from killing innocent people.
    “He was licensed to carry,” she said in the haunting video. “And as he was reaching for his ID in his back pocket, the police bear arms. The police officer stopped us for a busted tail light that was not busted. They pulled us over on the side of the road and asked for license and registration. As he was reaching for his license and registration, he told the officer that he was licensed to carry and [had a firearm]… The police took four or five shots at him for no reason.”
    She said her daughter was in the car and witnessed the entire incident.
    “The police did this to me,” Reynolds sobbed.
    Reynolds then said she was taken to jail and separated from her 4-year-old child. She said they were not fed or given water even though they were held for hours, and police “treated me like a prisoner.”
    She said the police took her phone and took over her Facebook account.  http://www.rawstory.com/2016/07/philando-castiles-sobbing-girlfriend-exposes-how-cops-treated-her-and-4-year-old-like-criminals/

  2. Alton Sterling… 37, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Killed by officers and filmed by cell phone, as their cameras fell off.. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/07/alton-sterling-anger-as-us-police-shoot-and-kill-yet-another-black-man/  

  3. The case of a black man found hanging from a tree in Piedmont Park has been referred to the FBI, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said. “There were no discernible signs of a struggle or foul play,” Hannah said. A “Fulton County medical examiner concurred that the death was consistent with a suicide.”
    Twitter users, many of them on edge in the wake of two recent videotaped shooting deaths of black men at the hands of police officers, weren’t buying it. The name of the deceased has been withheld at this time. http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/police-body-found-in-piedmont-park-a-suicide-victi/nrtJq/

  4. Fresno cops caught on tape shooting unarmed 19-year-old lying on the ground http://www.rawstory.com/2016/07/fresno-cops-caught-on-tape-shooting-unarmed-19-year-old-laying-on-the-ground/

  5. Sniper Attack Leaves 5 Police Officers Dead, 7 Injured In Dallas  The gunman, Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, who was killed by police, was an army veteran who said he “wanted to kill white people, especially white officers,” according to the Dallas Police Department. Officers exchanged gunfire with Johnson after negotiating with him for several hours. They ultimately detonated C4 plastic explosive strapped to a bomb disposal robot, killing Johnson. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dallas-protest-shooting_us_577f0a0ce4b0344d514eb552

  6. Michael Strickland, the right-wing agitator and Trump supporter seen in this video brandishing a gun at a peaceful Black Lives Matter rally, has been charged with two class A felonies after being arrested and initially released Friday morning on his own recognizance without bail. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/07/trump-supporter-who-waved-gun-at-black-lives-matter-rally-came-armed-for-a-massacre/

  7. ISIS Bombs The Prophet’s Tomb In Medina, Second Holiest Site In Islam http://occupydemocrats.com/2016/07/04/breaking-isis-bombs-prophets-tomb-medina-second-holiest-site-islam/

  8. Being murdered is no reason to forgive student loan, New Jersey agency says http://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/national/article87576072.html

  9. Stephen has a ranty rant for us. https://www.facebook.com/stephen.griffith.965/posts/10206801942342828 The Inevitability of Dallas -By Stephen Griffith
    When you take a section of a population, and subject them to harsher punishments and give them lesser access to a resource or social norm than what others have, you will engender ill will inside that section. However you typically will not have violent outbreaks, and the people inside said oppressed or at less lesser representated populace will still attempt to work inside the system to see it changed where they have equal treatment and rights as the rest do. When, however, you take that same populace which is being given unequal treatment, and instead of just subjecting them to less than what the people in power have, but then also openly kill members of that segment, while also showing that members of the “prefered” segment can act the same way or even worse and will not just be out and out shot, you have a boiling point. What happened in Dallas is a perfect result and an inevitable result of what has been happening here for the last several years.
    Yes, not all cops will act the way these officers have. However, the fact that you have officers who do act like this, and that most of the time they do get away with their crimes, creates a sense of absolute hopelessness in the black community. While some will do nothing, and others will do what the protesters did in Dallas which is try to bring light to the issue and combat it with love, others take the extreme approach, and probably the only approach they feel they have left, and lash out against a system and people who they feel are attempting to hunt them down and kill them. When you have no alternative but to either lay down and accept that at any second you may be pulled over, stopped, or tackled by someone in authority, and then shot dead for no crime other than perhaps mouthing off, or looking dangerous, you will have a segment which will take up arms.
    Is what happened in Dallas a tragedy, of course. However, it was also inevitable. Over the last decade we have seen harder line approaches to crime and especially against blacks mostly due to what is known as “broken window” policies. You see the same crime be handed down against a white person and a black person, and by the same judge, but you will see unequal sentencing with the black person getting the harsher one. We hear stories again and again of blacks being killed, either publically or in secret by police, while white people can wave their shotguns around, threaten police with them, and yet they are taken down with care and are alive. Hopelessness combined with the somewhat justified belief that a traffic stop may end with you being murdered by those who are in authority and should be there to protect you means you either lay down and accept that fate, or you fight against it.
    I’d rather have seen these people keep acting within the system. Yes, change is slow, but all meaningful change is. Be the glacier, it is slow, but inexorable. Fast change tends to be violent, bloody, deadly, and short lived. So now we sit back and see what happens. Unfortunately the “snipers” in Dallas have changed the narrative in a dangerous way. They’ve also changed the story. While people will talk about the the members of the black community who were shot and killed by police, the major conversation now has shifted away from one tragedy to another. Do not forget what happened, and work for positive change always. It may be slow, it may take more than your lifetime, but don’t stop working and one day it will happen.

This Week in History:

Sources: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history

  1. http://trofire.com/2016/07/08/plaintiff-wins-5-1-million-jury-verdict-dupont-c8-cancer-causing-lawsuit-thousands-cases-ready-go/

  2. http://www.northjersey.com/story-archives/pompton-lakes-residents-barred-from-suing-dupont-1.1169781

  3. http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1997-07-10/news/1997191121_1_pont-de-nemours-colfax-du

ORly Radio Show 85 - Fear and Loathing in D.C.

ORly Radio Show 85 - Fear and Loathing in D.C.

Welcome to ORly Radio Show 85 for Friday November 20th, 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 , Ophelia Falls and returning regular, David O’Connor!

Michael is over here: http://fathergrigorivonklaussen.tumblr.com/

You can find Ophelia here: http://opheliainthedark.tumblr.com/

Errata: 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  

RANT Segments & Headlines:

http://scathingatheist.com/ show 144 Diatribe, thank you Noah for putting my thoughts into words.

  1. Paris…

  2. Syrian Refugees -

    1. Governors react and refuse to take any refugees. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/republican-governors-syrian-refugees_564a0ef9e4b06037734a0209

    2. http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/uncucumbered/house_overwhelmingly_approves_bill_to_reject_syrian_refugees

    3. Governors have no say in refusing refugees http://www.mediaite.com/tv/foxs-napolitano-governors-have-no-say-over-taking-in-refugees/

  3. Trump saying horrible things, Database for minority religious persons (muslim), Considers closing Mosques, Talk of badges... http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/trump-would-certainly-implement-muslim-database  (Auto Play Video)

  4. Trump going up in polls Ben Carson likens Syrian refugees to rabid dogs. http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/poll-trump-retakes-lead-gop-race-cruz-makes-gains-n466651 (Auto Play Video 3:33 seconds.)

  5. Immigration Law How to: https://www.facebook.com/BryanScottHicks/posts/1187326084630475


Composition or Division Fallacy by Daniel of www.countryfriedfreethought.com

The Good:

  1. Jordan’s King Abdullah II calls upon Muslims to lead the fight against terrorism http://www.albawaba.com/news/king-abdullah-ii-calls-upon-muslims-lead-fight-against-terrorism-768666

  2. http://thefreethoughtproject.com/opparis-anonymous-takes-5500-isis-twitter-accounts-24-hours/

The Bad:

  1.  http://russia-insider.com/en/russian-shock-and-awe-355-isis-targets-destroyed-russian-air-force-last-48-hours/ri11304

The Ugly:

  1. This entire show...



Music: "Rocket and Pamgaea” by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)

PSA: Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia - GSoW https://www.facebook.com/GSoWproject


ORly Radio Show 51 - A Lesson in Political Science

ORly Radio Show 51 for Friday March 27th, 2015 - A Lesson in Political Science

Hosts: Andy & the Usual Suspects: Mike, David, and Joe!!!
Music: "Rocket and Pamgaea” by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)

Science / Technology / Politics

Item: Scientists managed to cut out the HIV virus using a DNS snipping enzyme called CAS9
URLs: http://guff.com/glt-scientists-delete-hiv/20
Item: Why Are So Many People Nearsighted?
URLs: http://www.popsci.com/why-are-so-many-people-nearsighted

Humanities / Religion/ Politics

Item: Not even Tatooine is off limits to Islamic State
URLs: http://www.dailydot.com/politics/star-wars-tatooine-isis-tunisia/
Item: Growing Numbers Seek Faith Based alternatives to the Affordable Care Act. What is that about?
URLs: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/03/18/growing-numbers-seek-faith-based-alternative-to-obamacare/

Politics / Humanities / Politics

Item: Drive from London, England to New York, New York by way of… Moscow, Russia and Nome, Alaska?  
URLs: http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/24/travel/trans-siberian-road/index.html
Item: Oregon will be the first state to automatically register voters
URLs: http://www.vox.com/2015/3/17/8231387/oregon-voter-registration-automatic

Potpourri / Politics / Flotsam & Jetsam

Item: Super Troopers 2, it’s going to be a thing, and it’s crowdsourced.
URLs: http://uproxx.com/filmdrunk/2015/03/super-troopers-2-has-met-its-crowdfunding-goal-in-one-day/
Item: Ted Cruz compares himself to Galileo much to the chagrin of his history teachers, who likely failed him.
URLs: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/USA-Update/2015/0327/Ted-Cruz-compares-himself-to-Galileo-new-language-for-climate-change-skeptics

Oh, Florida...

Item: Enterprising pilot draws 20-mile penis over Florida on Flightradar
URLs: http://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2015/3/13/8207583/pilot-draws-giant-penis-flight-radar-florida
Item: Florida man let’s girlfriend drive patrol car to hooters causing questions about validity of maximum IQ for police.
URLs: http://www.news4jax.com/news/jso-officer-let-woman-drive-patrol-car-hooters/31935882
URLs: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/court-police-departments-refuse-hire-smart/


Andy’s: Winbook TW700 Tablet - Windows 8.1 with full-size USB port, IPS Display, and one year of FREE Microsoft Office 365 http://ow.ly/KUgRU
David’s: Freedom From Religion Foundation. Let’s face it, it’s the guys thumping bibles who are being total dicks these day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7INIhD9P0Pw 800-335-4021 www.ffrf.org

Mike’s: www.stanleyparable.com http://store.steampowered.com/app/221910/

ORly Radio Show 49 - A Play On Nerds

ORly Radio Show 49 for Wednesday March 11h, 2015 - A Play On Nerds

Hosts: Andy & the Usual Suspects: Mike, David, and Jessica !!!
Music: "Rocket & Pamgaea” by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)

Special Guests: Jarman Day-Bohn and Steve Bauman from A Play On Nerds Podcast

We’ll talk about the origin of their show and the evolution of their hilarious segments over 35 episodes. Then we will get them to step into our world of outrage politics.

Muppets, Copycat Cinema, Trivia, Brooklyn Band or Smut Search, Movie Trailer Reviews (Patent Pending all Rights Reserved), What’s the Deal with Star Trek?

Science / Technology / Politics

Item: VOX: 7 Scary Facts About Antibiotic Resistant “Superbugs” - We could be doomed and that’s not hyperbole.
Item: Google wants to rank websites based on facts not links
URLs: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22530102.600-google-wants-to-rank-websites-based-on-facts-not-links.html

Humanities / Religion/ Politics

Item: NY elementary school bans homework, tells students to spend time on other pursuits
Item: Isis: Muslim preacher calls for demolition of pyramids and the Sphinx of Giza
URLs: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/isis-muslim-preacher-calls-demolition-pyramids-sphinx-giza-1491363

Politics / Humanities / Politics

Item: Conservatives Now Say They Hate Spock After Obama Praises Character
Item: 47 of 54 US Senators play a dangerous game of chicken with Iran and the POTUS with a condescending letter and tweets to the Iranian leadership.
McCain's breathtaking defense of signing the Iran letter: "I sign lots of letters"
URLs: http://www.vox.com/2015/3/10/8182063/tom-cottons-controversial-letter-to-iran-explained
Just being Cheeky?

Potpourri / Politics / Flotsam & Jetsam

Item: Play Cards Against Humanity Online With Anyone For Free
Item: Georgia trash man gets 30 days in jail for 5 a.m. pick up
URLs: http://news.yahoo.com/let-sleep-georgia-trash-man-gets-30-days-213758415.html

Oh, Florida...

Item: Florida, officials ban term 'climate change' - “Deputy General Counsel Larry Morgan was giving us a briefing on what to expect with the new secretary,” Byrd recalled. Morgan gave them “a warning to beware of the words global warming, climate change and sea-level rise, and advised us not to use those words in particular.” In a February press conference, Scott unveiled $106 million in his proposed budget to deal with the effects of rising oceans. But $50 million of that is for a sewage plant in the Keys, and $25 million is for beach restoration, which critics say is hardly a comprehensive plan to protect homes, roads and infrastructure.|
URLs: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article12983720.html

: An apartment complex near Disney has voided its renter lease agreement that called for tenants to pay $10,000 fines for posting negative reviews on social media.
URLs: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/os-apartment-reviews-negative-20150310-story.html


Andy’s: Kickstarter: Rubber Band Machine Gun! It Arrived. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/11447722/rubber-band-machine-gun-0 
: Sid Meier’s Starships http://store.steampowered.com/app/282210/

: #HeForShe / heforshe.org / Emma Watson is a goddess

Jarman: Audio Book: Storm on the Horizon: The Zone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Glitzy Gamers Twitch Channel - A Play On Nerds - Skill Focus: Burlesque