EpicProgress.com - Damage Report February 13th, 2017

EpicProgress.com - Damage Report February 13th, 2017

Nuclear launch codes and other hotel amenities, Canadian handshakes, grammar for Nazis, and high on a hill was a lonely diplomat – layeeodleayy-ee-hoo. Brace for impact, it’s the Daily Trump Damage Report for February 13th, 2017.

• Mediaite reports a random guest at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort has had his picture taken with the man responsible for carrying the “football” of America’s nuclear launch codes. This is not the Onion, this is not satire.

• Canada’s Prime Minister and former Disney Prince Justin Trudeau demonstrates precisely how to shake Donald Trump’s hand.  In his efforts, he utilizes several strategies Epic Progress has detailed in the guide recently published “How to Shake Trump’s Hand”.  We strongly recommend other world leaders emulate Canada in this regard, or suffer at the tiny hands of Twitler.

• America’s treasury securities, which are considered by the global market as the most solvent and stable financial trust assets available for purchase – so much so as to warrant founding nearly two-thirds of the Earth’s currencies on the US dollar – are being sold off in bulk by international creditors terrified by Trump’s actions.  A sell-off is currently underway and foreign investors are pulling out of U.S. debt.

• The people most responsible for being aware of and acting on threats of national security and foreign policy, the U.S. National Security Council, is reportedly in chaos thanks to Trump’s bumbling mismanagement and appointment of Russian plaything, Michael Flynn. Leaders of ISIS, already grateful for the recruiting opportunities presented by Trump’s “Blessed” Muslim Ban, could be heard purring “Oh, really? You don’t say. Neat.”

• High Priestess of Apate, the ancient Greek personification of deceit and current White House Spokes-shrew Kellyanne Conway assures America and the media that Michael Flynn has the full confidence of Trump, despite all the lies and frequent communication with Russians about lifting sanctions.

• John Oliver hopes to teach Trump what reality is using the power of television. He is dedicating a portion of his show to teaching Trump how to ask things he may not know.

• To be an ambassador in the Trump administration, at most it takes being obsessed with a movie that takes place in the country in which you wish to be appointed.  In the case of hopeful new ambassador to Austria from the US, Patrick Park, he has seen The Sound of Music 75 times. Do, a thing, America had, before we bought a wall. Fa, a long long way to fall. Ti, a party that votes with Donald Trump.

• Trump lies about Bernie Sanders having his mic cut off during an interview with CNN.  Trump casually lies as frequently as normal people use the restroom, and with similar purpose.

• North Korea conducts missile tests in an effort to get a rise from Trump, and determine what Trump’s policy position will be towards the country.  So far, Trump has not made any indication as to how he will fail the international community on this front.

• Trump no good with spellings. He inauguration poster haves major typos. Misspells the word “too”.  Maybe could ask Zillionaire Amway Heiress now in charge of edukayshun if could do learns to write good.

• Bloomberg has put together a list of the 11 likeliest next targets of Trump’s war on international trade. Sneak Preview: In an interesting twist of fate from the last 8 years, it may be worthwhile investing in those apocalypse garden seeds and gold coins after all.

• The New York Times reports in-depth on the subject of how very much Trump’s own party hates him.Though they feel they’ve made a deal with the devil, and they are desperately willing to overlook the horrors and shame he has, is, and will bring down upon them – provided he continues to push their agenda.


ORLY-EP0127 - Their title entitles them to their entitlements

ORLY-EP0127 - Their title entitles them to their entitlements

Welcome to ORLYRADIO #127 recorded Friday September 23rd, 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 suspect(s), Daniel Atherton and Stephen Griffith.

Audience Feedback From Previous Shows:

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

Potpourri: Guests/Rants/Etc:

  1. http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/09/donald-trump-first-day-in-office

  2. http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/297264-trump-calls-for-police-to-take-guns-away-during-stop-and

  3. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/czechia-czech-republic-new-name-english-speakers-a7323596.html

  4. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/09/19/just-three-percent-of-adults-own-half-of-americas-guns/


Science Bitches!  

  1. http://futurism.com/astronomers-discover-biggest-structure-known-universe/

  2. The warp drive http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/0264-9381/11/5/001/meta;jsessionid=ECA116ACA726D7D9AE3F31F806CD5A82.c5.iopscience.cld.iop.org

  3. Fungus in humans identified for first time as key factor in Crohn's disease https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160920151435.htm

  4. https://www.inverse.com/article/21211-nasa-didn-t-change-zodiac-signs-astrology-versus-astronomy

  5. http://futurism.com/physcists-are-close-to-producing-metallic-hydrogen-and-it-could-change-everything/

  6. Conformal piezoelectric energy harvesting and storage from motions of the heart, lung, and diaphragm http://www.pnas.org/content/111/5/1927.abstract https://www.facebook.com/ScienceNaturePage/videos/901678539964405/

Law & Order:

  1. http://www.vice.com/read/what-we-know-so-far-about-the-bahamas-leaks-876

  2. http://samuel-warde.com/2016/09/mass-supreme-court-says-black-men-may-legitimate-reason-flee-police/

  3. http://www.snopes.com/2016/09/19/aclu-police-recorded-charges/

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Good Ideas:

  1. http://mentalfloss.com/us/go/86358 Sweden Introduces a Tax Break for Repairing Goods Instead of Tossing

Bad Ideas:

  1. Charlotte congressman sorry for Newsnight race comments http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-37453672

  2. Trudeau aides sorry for 'unreasonable' moving expenses http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-37453677

Personal Picks:

Dan:  Keith Olberman is back!: http://video.gq.com/series/the-closer-with-keith-olbermann


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

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ORLY-EP0105 - Death and Poop, With Dignity

ORLY-EP0105 - Death and Poop, With Dignity

Welcome to ORLYRADIO #105 for Friday April 15th, 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,  Fred Sims, Stephen Griffith and new blood Daniel Atherton.


From Previous Shows: 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

This Week in History:

  1. 1846 April 14th - Donner Party Sets Out on Ill-Fated Journey from Illinois to California 36 of the 81 in the wagon train perished due to starvation, exposure, disease, and trauma.  Some were later eaten to keep the others alive.

  2. 1862 April 16 - Slavery abolished in Washington DC.

  3. 1865 April 15th - 151 years ago President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth while watching a play “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theater and died the following day.

  4. 1902 April 14th - JC Penny opened his first store in Kemmerer Wyoming.

  5. 1903 April 14th - Dr Harry Plotz discovers vaccine against typhoid (NYC)

  6. 1912, April 14th- Titanic sunk after hitting an iceberg in the Atlantic

  7. 1945 April 12th - Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the United States, died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Ga., at age 63. Vice President Harry S. Truman became president (7th Vice President to become President following the death of a current president).

  8. 1961 April 12th - Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space

  9. 1968 April 11 - Civil Rights Act signed a landmark part of legislation in the United States that provided for equal housing opportunities regardless of race, creed, or national origin and made it a federal crime to “by force or by threat of force, injure, intimidate, or interfere with anyone … by reason of their race, color, religion, or national origin). Signed into law by Lyndon B Johnson

  10. 1970 April 13th - Apollo 13, four-fifths of the way to the moon, was crippled when a tank containing liquid oxygen burst. 7th manned mission in the Apollo space program and the 3rd that was supposed to land on the moon. Commander James A. Lovell, John L. "Jack" Swigert, and Fred W. Haise who replaced Ken Mattingly after his exposure to german measles


Science Bitches!

  1. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/nasa-earths-poles-are-tipping-thanks-to-climate-change/

  2. http://www.iflscience.com/environment/climate-change-denier-turns-down-20k-bet-bill-nye

  3. http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/04/sweet-drug-clears-cholesterol-reverses-heart-disease-and-was-found-by-parents/

  4. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-04/uog-rus040416.php

  5. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-04/uosc-nmg040416.php

  6. http://www.iflscience.com/space/our-universe-expanding-8-percent-faster-we-prevously-thought

  7. http://www.iflscience.com/technology/new-prototype-desktop-turbine-could-power-10000-homes

  8. http://www.iflscience.com/scientists-have-constructed-single-atom-engine

  9. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/gene-edited-crispr-mushroom-escapes-u-s-regulation/

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The Good:

  1. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/15/world/americas/canadian-prime-minister-seeks-to-legalize-physician-assistedsuicide.html (Auto play video)

  2. http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1599/This-Inner-City-High-School-Is-Run-By-The-Students-The-Result-Is-A-Near-Perfect-Graduation-Rate#fXyj3lhpiWArzULT.01

  3. http://www.mangofeed.com/obama-forgives-entire-student-debt/

  4. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/04/14/tennessee-governor-vetoes-bill-making-bible-the-official-state-book/?postshare=8871460680379518&tid=ss_fb

  5. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2016/04/porn-giant-bans-north-carolina-users-because-of-anti-lgbt-law/


Fallacy http://www.logicalfallacies.info/presumption/complex-question/


The complex question fallacy is committed when a question is asked (a) that rests on a questionable assumption, and (b) to which all answers appear to endorse that assumption.

“Have you stopped beating your wife?”

This is a complex question because it presupposes that you used to beat your wife, a presupposition that either answer to the question appears to endorse.

“Are you going to admit that you’re wrong?”

Answering yes to this question is an admission of guilt. Answering no to the question implies that the accused accepts that he is in the wrong, but will not admit it. No room is left to protest one’s innocence. This is therefore a complex question, and a subtle false dilemma.      

What Evil Lurks...:

  1. http://politicops.com/marijuana-for-menstrual-pain/  (SATIRE)

  2. https://www.rawstory.com/2016/04/cbs-news-investigation-finds-kim-davis-lawyer-behind-anti-lgbt-bills-in-20-states/#.VxAelaS9ATo.facebook

  3. http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/04/north-carolina-bathroom-law-transgender-man-tells-his-experience

  4. http://now.howstuffworks.com/2016/04/05/gender-specific-bathrooms-recent-invention


Andy’s:  3D Printed Bic Lighter Branding Iron - http://www.shapeways.com/product/ZDGR9ND9X/bic-lighter-branding-iron-1-1-2-inch-square?li=shop-results&optionId=58047189

Stephen’s:  The most awesome gift for lovers of the best ground attack jet ever!  http://luckyshotusa.com/products/a-10-thunderbolt-ii-warthog-30mm-collectors-inert-cannon-round-in-black

Fred’s: Saving New York one rapid fire burst at a time! http://tomclancy-thedivision.ubi.com/game/en-us/home/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Clancy%27s_The_Division

Daniel’s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jKsj345Jjw


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