ORLY-EP0145B - Day 30-36 of Trump Shards of Dan's Soul

ORLY-EP0145B - Day 30-36 of Trump Shards of Dan's Soul

Welcome to ORLYRADIO #145 recorded Friday February 24th, 2017 - 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, Amber Biesecker, Daniel Atherton, and David O'Connor.

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Day 30 Saturday 2/18/2017 Tony Ledbetter, the coordinator of President Donald Trump's campaign rally Saturday in Melbourne, Fla., said the event would be the president's "first re-election rally."http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/18/donald-trump-campaign-rally-coordinator-melbourne-florida

Day 30 Saturday 2/18/2017 A Trump draft budget circulated over the weekend called for the elimination of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), which has a $375m annual budget and provides free legal assistance to low-income people and others in need of help, with cases involving disability benefits, disaster relief, elder abuse, fair pay, wheelchair access, low-income tax credits, unlawful eviction, child support, consumer scams, school lunch, predatory lending and much more.

Day 31 Sunday 2/19/2017 Trump gets his news and facts from Fox News. When he made up the terrorist attack in Sweden at his rally, he was referencing something he vaguely heard on the Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox News.

Day 31 Sunday 2/19/2017 According to the Wall Street Journal, Trump’s people are looking into changing the way the U.S. trade deficit is calculated,

Day 32 Monday 2/20/2017 Trump has named army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster to the post of National Security Adviser to fill the role vacated by the departing Flynn.

Day 33 Tuesday 2/21/2017 The Washington Post has tallied up the Trump lies for the first 33 days of his administration, and they average roughly four per day.

Day 33 Tuesday 2/21/2017 Calexit, the effort being lead to precipitate the secession of California from the United States …is being lead by a man with significant, comprehensive, horrifically worrying ties to and basis in Russia. From all appearances, it would seem that Russia is attempting a multi-pronged approach to crack the United States of America in half.

Day 34 Wednesday 2/22/2017 Trump Rescinds Rules on Bathrooms for Transgender Students: Mr. Trump sided with his attorney general, the Republicans said, and told Ms. DeVos in a meeting in the Oval Office on Tuesday that he wanted her to drop her opposition. And Ms. DeVos, faced with the alternative of resigning or defying the president, agreed to go along.https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/22/us/politics/devos-sessions-transgender-students-rights.html

Day 35 Thursday 2/23/2017 DeVos responds to revoked transgender protections: Example of Obama admin 'overreach'http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/320882-devos-responds-to-revoked-transgender-protections-example-of-obama

Day 35 Thursday 2/23/2017 The National Rifle Association, which coincidentally has the largest lobby in the world in the same exact same developed nation with the highest homicide rate per capita, declares its support for Trump in a “counter resistance”, citing they will protect Trump against the “forces that conspired against him”.

Day 35 Thursday 2/23/2017 (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled Thursday his strong support for the federal government’s continued use of private prisons, reversing an Obama administration directive to phase out their use. Stock prices of major private prison companies rose at the news.http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation-politics/sessions-us-to-continue-use-of-privately-run-prisons/

Day 36 Friday 2/24/2017 The New York Times, CNN, and other news outlets have been barred from the White House press briefing room.

Day 36 Friday 2/24/2017 Therapists are having a tough time talking about Trump with their patients. According to the article by the Los Angeles Times, therapists report that the last time so many people wanted to discuss the same traumatic issue it was the attacks of September 11th, 2001. Trump is as damaging to the national psyche as 9/11, medically.

Day 36 Friday 2/24/2017 Trump establishes “reform officers” in government agencies, responsible for imposing the administration’s agenda and pursuing his “regulatory priorities going forward”.

Day 36 Friday 2/24/2017  Leaked GOP Obamacare replacement shrinks subsidies, Medicaid expansion
The replacement would be paid for by limiting tax breaks on generous health plans people get at work.http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/house-republicans-obamacare-repeal-package-235343

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Trump Damage Report - 2017.02.16

Trump Damage Report - 2017.02.16

Treason, what treason? Russia pretends, guns for the disturbed, and intelligence briefings using small words for President Small Hands. All this and more in your Trump Damage Report for February 16th, 2017.  Buckle up.

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ORLY-EP0123 - European Focus And Plenty To EpiPen Home About

ORLY-EP0123 - European Focus And Plenty To EpiPen Home About

Welcome to ORLYRADIO #123 recorded Friday August 26, 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, Daniel Atherton and Stephen Griffith

Audience Feedback From Previous Shows:

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Potpourri: Guests/Rants/Etc:

The theme tonight is global. The world seems to be on fire over the usual things, money and religion.

  1. Japan: https://www.rt.com/business/357310-biggest-pension-fund-billions-loss/

  2. IRAN

    1. Iranian military ships charge with weapons out at US Navy destroyer http://www.rawstory.com/2016/08/iranian-military-ships-charge-at-us-navy-destroyer-with-weapons-out/

    2. Just one day after video emerged of Iranian ships swarming and harassing the USS Nitze, Business Insider has confirmed a separate incident on Wednesday involving the USS Squall http://www.businessinsider.com/uss-squall-fired-shots-after-incident-iranian-navy-ship-2016-8

    3. http://news.sky.com/story/iran-arrests-hundreds-of-instagram-and-whatsapp-users-10549124  

  3. Germany

    1. http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/540859/Assassination-Angela-Merkel-Motorcade-Prague-Czech-Republic-Police-Armed-4x4-Mercedes

    2. https://www.rt.com/news/357246-austrian-minister-merkel-migrants-deportation/

  4. Auxit? Austria may leave the EU?

    1. Austrian far-right Hofer wants to suspend naturalization of Turks, says ‘Auxit’ still possible http://on.rt.com/7mmo

  5. France… The Burkini. France burkini: Highest court suspends ban

    1. The Nice law reads: “Access to public beaches is forbidden to ‘any person not properly dressed, respectful of morality and secularism, respecting the rules of hygiene and safety.’” http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37198479

    2. Then the police got offended. http://www.theverge.com/2016/8/25/12637964/france-burkini-ban-photo-nice-social-media

  6. US, where do we begin? How about the Epipen...

    1. http://www.nbcnews.com/business/economy/epipen-price-hike-has-parents-kids-allergies-scrambling-ahead-school-n633071

    2. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/08/no-epipen-did-not-lower-their-drug-price-they-pulled-a-sneaky-pharma-bro-trick-instead/

    3. http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/why-mylans-alleged-solution-its-epipen-price-gouging-scandal-scam

    4. http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-08-24/the-senator-s-daughter-who-raised-prices-on-anti-allergy-epipen Dem Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, top be specific.

    5. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/08/revealed-american-taxpayers-funded-100-of-research-used-to-develop-big-pharmas-epipen/

    6. And lastly, people are resorting to manual injection rather than epipen auto injectors. https://www.statnews.com/2016/07/06/epipen-prices-allergies/

  7. Canada: multiple homicide with a crossbow http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/3-dead-after-crossbow-attack-in-toronto-1.3044118?autoPlay=false

  8. Trump Campaign - A 12-year-old boy is running Donald Trump’s presidential campaign office in one of Colorado’s most vital counties, according to a new report. Weston Imer runs operations for the Republican presidential nominee’s camp in Jefferson County, KDVR News said Sunday. http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/292180-12-year-old-running-trump-campaign-office-in-colo VIDEO

Science Bitches!  

  1. Latest SpaceX Dragon Capsule returns with 3,000 lbs of cargo after delivering what is a preparatory step for commercial crew delivery to the ISS. https://www.facebook.com/SpaceX/posts/10157871546605131:0

  2. http://www.businessinsider.com/nasa-stereo-b-spacecraft-resumes-contact-2016-8

  3. http://www.iflscience.com/space/you-can-now-access-all-of-nasas-research-online-for-free/

  4. NASA's operation of the International Space Station is scheduled to end in 2024. Now, officials say instead of letting it fall out of orbit, they're looking to pass the outpost on to someone with the resources to keep it running. http://www.wftv.com/news/trending-now/nasa-hopes-to-sell-international-space-station/426892665

Law & Order:

  1. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/08/18/justice-department-says-it-will-end-use-of-private-prisons/?utm_term=.0a955c0d82df

  2. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/justice-department-says-poor-can-t-be-held-when-they-n634676

  3. http://bust.com/living/16586-another-feminist-win-from-the-supreme-court.html

Good Ideas:

  1. https://expatriate.pl/polish-electric-bus-ousts-mercedes-become-bus-year-2017/

  2. Japan for the first time to come to the rescue for other nations http://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/japan/japan-s-military-begins-training-for-new-overseas-missions-1.425744

Bad Ideas:

  1. British Companies Are Selling Advanced Spy Tech to Authoritarian Regimes http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-uk-companies-exporting-interception-tech-around-the-world

  2. UK Government has confirmed the Human Rights Act will be scrapped in order to separate the UK from the European courts http://www.theweek.co.uk/63635/human-rights-act-will-be-scrapped-government-confirms

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ORly Radio Show 88 - Just a Glitch In the DNC Matrix

ORly Radio Show 88 - Just a Glitch In the DNC Matrix

Welcome to ORly Radio Show 88 for Friday December 18th, 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 David O'Connor!

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  1. Cookie dough… http://butthatsnoneofmybusiness.com/cookie-dough-can-explodes-in-womans-vagina-during-shoplifting-incident/

  2. Phrama Bro Martin Shkreli was arrested by the FBI over the price gouging, but mostly over securities fraud. Today he resigned as the CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals. No word on his one of a kind WuTang album. http://www.mediaite.com/online/price-gouging-pharma-bro-shkreli-arrested-by-fbi-for-securities-fraud/ http://gawker.com/martin-shkreli-resigns-from-his-horrible-drug-company-1748725014

  3. House Passes $1.1 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill - The legislation is a compromise no one liked but both parties could live with. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/house-passes-omnibus_5674073fe4b06fa6887cecc3

  4. Congress mandated that NASA go to Europa, and gave them more money to boot. Obama requested 18.5 billion, congress slated 19.3 billion. The main motivation for the commercial crew budget increase seems to be ending NASA's reliance on Russia as soon as possible. http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/12/congress-nasa-must-not-only-go-to-europa-it-must-land/ http://www.theverge.com/2015/12/16/10289030/nasa-budget-increase-2016-congress-funding

  5. China has leaped into science fiction land in a couple ways this week.

    1. The Chinese government launched Wukong (translates to Monkey King) which is way catchier than the official dark Matter Particle Explorer, or DAMPE. Wukong will use its large surface area to observe high volumes of cosmic rays, as well as where they come from. It will survey the sky at energies much higher than that of existing detectors such as the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), which is currently attached to the International Space Station. “We don’t know if this is a better way to search for dark matter, because dark matter has not yet been found,” says Mike Capell, an AMS physicist at CERN, Europe’s particle-physics laboratory. http://www.nature.com/news/china-s-dark-matter-satellite-launches-era-of-space-science-1.19059

    2. Thanks to a Canadian Company Vitality Air, the Chinese people are living the Spaceballs way and breathing cleaner Perri-air. The brisk Alberta air is sold for $14 in a 3 liter compressed container complete with breathing mask and hose. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/12051354/Chinese-buy-up-bottles-of-fresh-air-from-Canada.html http://www.geek.com/news/spaceballs-becomes-reality-canadian-company-is-selling-bottled-air-to-the-chinese-1642442/

  6. In related news, Mel Brooks has confirmed that development of a Spaceballs sequel is underway. http://www.blastr.com/2015-2-6/mel-brooks-confirms-development-spaceballs-sequel-hopefully-original-cast

  7. Putin endorses Donald Trump… Donald Trump defends Putin’s “Murder of Journalists” saying “Our Country does plenty of killing also”. The bromance continues.  http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/12/17/vladimir-putin-praises-donald-trump-sealing-a-long-distance-bromance/?_r=0  http://www.mediaite.com/tv/donald-trump-defends-putins-murder-of-journalists-our-country-does-plenty-of-killing-also/

  8. And politics…

  9. The GOP had their 5th debate on CNN. It was largely identical to the previous 4 but with less people in the clown car. I watched it for you, and really, genuinely, they want a holy war with radical islam, but they don’t know what that actually is and will go to war with any country in the middle east, especially if it has oil and citizens wearing ethnic attire. I wish I was kidding. Here listen to this extracted audio, all from the CNN GOP Debate. https://www.facebook.com/FusionNetwork/videos/1045722228800622/

  10. And finally, There is a feud going on at the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, has not had much to say in regards to Bernie Sanders, and in many cases has evaded the set up to at least compliment his achievements this race.

    1. UPDATE as I am posting, http://usuncut.com/politics/breaking-dnc-to-restore-voter-database-to-sanders-campaign/



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