ORLY-EP0161B - The Secret Service at Trump Tower

ORLY-EP0161B - The Secret Service at Trump Tower

Welcome to ORLYRADIO #161 recorded Friday, August 4th, 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, Daniel Atherton.

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Facts Matter: Foundation for further discussion.

What happened this week:

1 Robert Mueller moves for a Grand Jury http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/know-dont-muellers-grand-jury

2 The American President’s phone follies https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/you-cannot-say-that-to-the-press-trump-urged-mexican-president-to-end-his-public-defiance-on-border-wall-transcript-reveals/2017/08/03/0c2c0a4e-7610-11e7-8f39-eeb7d3a2d304_story.html

3 US Department of Justice looks to go after journalists and their sources. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-sessions-leaks-idUSKBN1AK1UR

A look at the First Amendment of the US Constitution https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/first_amendment

4 Phamra Bro found guilty of securities fraud. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2017/08/04/martin-shkreli-jury-enters-fifth-day-of-deliberations/

5 Trump tower and the Secret Service cannot come to a lease agreement.


6 Benjamin Netanyahu suspected of bribery and fraud. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/benjamin-netanyahu-suspected-bribery-fraud-israel-police/

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ORly Radio Show 91 - #yallqaeda

ORly Radio Show 91 - #yallqaeda

Welcome to ORly Radio Show 91 for Friday January 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 Michael Robinson and David O’Connor.

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Into the wayback machine: Back in March on Show 49, with A Play On Nerds, we discussed the weird interplay with letters to Iran and how the GOP was playing a dangerous game of chicken with the State Department. Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton penned an open letter to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. http://www.vox.com/2015/3/10/8182063/tom-cottons-controversial-letter-to-iran-explained  This week that information resurfaced with a little more analysis that included a breakdown of the roughly million dollars of campaign contributions he received during the week of the kerfuffle. We’re not saying he’s been bought by the interests of a foreign power (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu), we’re just saying that freedom of speech in the form of campaign contributions is out of hand…

As a followup, http://www.bipartisanreport.com/2016/01/03/shocker-republicans-quiet-after-obama-got-iran-to-surrender-its-entire-nuclear-stockpile/

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RANT Segments & Headlines:

  1. On this Day in History:

    1. 1790George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address in New York City.

    2. 1973 – Watergate scandal: The trial of seven men accused of illegal entry into Democratic Party headquarters at Watergate begins.

    3. 1982Breakup of the Bell System: AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions.

    4. 2002 – President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act.

  2. Happy Birthday to Stephen Hawking who is 74 today. One of my favorite quotes “We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.”

  3. And A Happy Birthday to Kim Jong Un! whom has reached early thirtysomething: And what do you get the dictator that has everything? The Hydrogen Bomb. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/01/06/qa-why-is-north-koreas-hydrogen-bomb-test-such-a-big-deal/

  4. First Public Address By Paul Ryan, marks the 62nd time the GOP has attempted to repeal Obamacare. Also the 62nd time they have had nothing to replace it with and failed.  (Autoplay video) http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/08/politics/obama-vetoes-obamacare-repeal-bill/index.html

  5. http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/8/10737264/spacex-falcon-9-rocket-water-landing-announced

  6. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/01/father-of-bristols-newborn-daughter-sues-for-child-support-so-sarah-palin-goes-bonkers/

  7. http://winningdemocrats.com/trump-tells-crowd-to-steal-coats-from-protesters-before-throwing-them-out-in-the-cold-video/

  8. Israeli TV reporter stabbed demonstrating 'knife-proof' vest http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35249191

  9. https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160105/08100533246/with-fixed-costs-fat-margins-comcasts-broadband-cap-justifications-are-total-bullshit.shtml

  10. http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/07/health/google-cardboard-baby-saved/index.html

  11. http://qz.com/581024/nasa-tested-a-3d-printed-rocket-engine-and-it-worked/

  12. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gisela-mota_56891ea9e4b0b958f65be3b8


The Good:

  1. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/01/ted-cruz-produces-mothers-birth-certificate-after-both-parents-found-on-canadian-voter-list/

  2. The President’s Gun Control Executive Action. And his tearful address. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-35236630  (Video)

The executive actions include:

  • Background checks for all gun sellers, overturning current exemptions to some online and gun show sellers

  • States providing information on people disqualified from buying guns due to mental illness or domestic violence

  • Increased workforce for the FBI to process background checks, hiring more than 230 new examiners

  • Congress being asked to invest $500m (£339m) to improve access to mental healthcare in the US

  • The departments of defense, justice and homeland security exploring "smart gun technology" to improve gun safety

  1. The GOP Freaks out, and of course gun sales skyrocket because people don’t know what words mean.  http://www.mediaite.com/tv/i-would-check-that-podium-for-a-raw-onion-tantaros-criticizes-obamas-tearful-address/


https://youtu.be/2ips2mM7Zqw Bang Bang Bang by Big Bang.

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

The Bad:

  1. http://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/texas-governor-proposes-nine-constitutional-amendments#.omd7AjbALz

  2. http://www.mediaite.com/online/breaking-saudi-arabia-cuts-diplomatic-ties-with-iran-following-attack-on-embassy/

The Ugly:

  1. Let’s talk about #yallqaeda Burns, Oregon.

  2. http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/01/03/militia_occupies_malheur_national_wildlife_refuge_in_oregon.html

  3. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/01/i-didnt-come-here-to-shoot-i-came-here-to-die-oregon-militia-occupiers-fess-up-to-local-reporters/

  4. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/01/04/461950205/gunmen-hold-federal-building-in-oregon-as-convicted-ranchers-seek-pardon

  5. http://i100.independent.co.uk/article/oregon-terrorists-dont-plan-siege-very-well-put-out-plea-for-snacks-and-supplies--ZJglh9sRjx

  6. http://audubonportland.org/news/audubon-society-of-portland-statement-on-the-occupation-of-malheur-national-wildlife-refuge

  7. http://abcnews.go.com/US/fbi-monitoring-situation-oregon-national-wildlife-refuge/story?id=36075007 (Auto Play Video)

  8. https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2012/08/21/ruby-ridge-carved-niche-history


Andy’s: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/inflatable-sleep-hoodie-hypnos_568a74c5e4b06fa68882c43f

David’s: Deadpool movie!

Michael’s Clive Barker’s Mister B. Gone, Horchata, Fallout 4, Pusheen Plushie!


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

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

ORly Radio Show 90 - Welcome to 2016!

ORly Radio Show 90 - Welcome to 2016!

Welcome to ORly Radio Show 90 for Friday January 1st, 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 Fred Sims, Stephen Griffith.

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On Show 19, August 15th 2014, We mentioned and had quite a discussion on how some Police Agencies will not hire applicants whose mental capabilities, their IQ, is too high. This seemed a bit dubious at the time as being completely counter intuitive, given they were trying to claim it was to maintain job satisfaction levels and other such things. Well, today we have a first hand account of this policy in action. Fred, tell us what you went through.

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RANT Segments & Headlines:

  1. http://variety.com/2015/film/news/star-wars-george-lucas-disney-white-slavers-1201669959/

    1. http://variety.com/2015/film/news/george-lucas-rolls-back-complaints-that-star-wars-successors-are-white-slavers-1201670406/

  2. http://www.wesh.com/politics/obama-to-announce-new-executive-action-on-guns/37210592

  3. http://interestingengineering.com/teslas-gigafactory-is-going-to-be-a-production-giant/

  4. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/gone-viral/os-florida-woman-arrested-at-lecanto-walmart-20151228-post.html (Auto Play Video.)

  5. http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2015/12/27/detroit-job-hunting-felons-we-can-help/77563096/-

  6. http://www.rawstory.com/2015/12/family-values-republican-men-should-be-allowed-to-grab-breastfeeding-womens-nipples-in-public/

  7. http://www.livescience.com/32851-do-not-post-why-does-a-permit-to-climb-mt-everest-cost-70000.html

  8. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/12/19/christian-leader-its-troubling-that-mayor-took-oath-of-office-on-constitution-instead-of-bible/

  9. http://www.rawstory.com/2015/12/creationism-evangelist-god-put-contradictions-in-the-bible-to-weed-out-the-atheists/


The Good:

  1. http://www.theverge.com/2015/12/28/10674634/linknyc-new-york-public-wifi-installation-photos-gigabit  

  2. H.Res.569 -

    1. The Freak out. http://rightwingnews.com/top-news/no-house-dems-strike-to-implement-first-sharia-law/

    2. The Fact https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-resolution/569/text?q={%22search%22%3A[%22\%22hres569\%22%22]}&resultIndex=1

    3. http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/initiatives_awards/students_in_action/debate_hate.html

-BREAK- Fallacy https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/no-true-scotsman


The Bad:

  1. http://www.occupydemocrats.com/new-princeton-study-confirms-u-s-is-no-longer-a-democracy-is-now-an-oligarchy/

  2. http://www.history.com/news/history-lists/7-things-you-might-not-know-about-the-u-s-supreme-court

  3. http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music/singer-natalie-cole-dead-65-article-1.2482580 Of Congestive heart failure.

The Ugly:

  1. http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-spy-net-on-israel-snares-congress-1451425210

  2. http://www.occupydemocrats.com/treason-leaked-wiretaps-reveals-netanyahu-bribed-republicans-to-sabotage-obamas-iran-peace-deal-2/


Fred’s: http://godawfulmovies.libsyn.com/


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

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

Orly Radio Show 42 - 42, the Meaning of Life, or about how many senators believe in climate change.

ORly Radio Show 42 for Friday January 23rd, 2015 - 42, the Meaning of Life, or about how many senators believe in climate change. Science is still true even if you don’t believe in it...

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

Narrator: There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.

There is another theory which states that this has already happened.

Why 42 for the meaning of life, the universe and everything?

According to Douglas Adams himself:

What is the most ordinary, workaday number you can find? I don’t want fractions on the end of it. I don’t even want it to be a prime number. And I guess it mustn’t even be an odd number. There is something slightly more reassuring about even numbers. So I just wanted an ordinary, workaday number, and chose 42.

In another interview:

The answer to this is very simple. It was a joke. It had to be a number, an ordinary, smallish number, and I chose that one. Binary representations, base thirteen, Tibetan monks are all complete nonsense. I sat at my desk, stared into the garden and thought '42 will do'. I typed it out. End of story.


Science / Technology / Politics

Item: 3 Minutes to midnight.
"The clock ticks now at just three minutes to midnight because international leaders are failing to perform their most important duty—ensuring and preserving the health and vitality of human civilization."
URLs: http://thebulletin.org/clock/2015
Item: The King is Dead - King Abdullah has passed on. Now what?

URLs: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2015-01-22/oil-surges-after-saudi-media-reports-king-abdullah-s-death.html
URLs: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/01/breaking-saudi-arabias-king-abdullah-dead

Item: Senate agrees climate change is real, but not on its cause, in Keystone amendments
"To express the sense of the Senate that climate change is real; and human activity significantly contributes to climate change."
In the end, just 50 senators voted "yes" on this question.* But 49 senators voted "no." The amendment failed to pick up the 60 votes necessary to overcome a filibuster and was rejected.
In conclusion, the Senate is pretty clearly a hoax.
URLs: http://www.vox.com/2015/1/21/7868677/senate-climate-vote

Humanities / Religion/ Politics

Item: Israeli PM Netanyahu and Speaker Boehner conspire to make life difficult...|
URLs: http://www.vox.com/2015/1/21/7866089/netanyahu-boehner-congress
URLs:  http://www.politicususa.com/2015/01/22/obama-meet-netanyahu-trip-washington.html
Item: GOP lawmakers declare ‘all-out assault’ on marriage for same-sex and atheist couples in Oklahoma
URLs: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/01/gop-lawmakers-declare-all-out-assault-on-marriage-for-same-sex-and-atheist-couples-in-oklahoma/

Politics / Humanities / Politics

Item: Illinois cop caught dozing in patrol car tells student ‘it’s now illegal’ to record officers (Which it is not…)
URLs: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/01/illinois-cop-caught-dozing-in-patrol-car-tells-student-its-now-illegal-to-record-officers/  
Item: It's over: Why the Palestinians are finally giving up on Obama and the US peace process
URLs: http://www.vox.com/2015/1/22/7324107/palestinian-abbas-peace-process

Potpourri / Politics / Flotsam & Jetsam

Item: House Republican leaders withdrew a controversial anti-abortion bill late Wednesday night after a contentious dispute arose over a rape reporting requirement in the measure.
URLs: http://www.politicususa.com/2015/01/22/bickering-gop-aborts-anti-abortion-bill-rape-reporting-provision.html 

Oh, Florida...

Item:  Bear hunting may return to Florida - Proposal comes after recent rash of attacks in Orlando area
URLs:  http://www.clickorlando.com/news/bear-hunting-may-return-to-florida/30878646
Item: A Teenage Boy Impersonated A Doctor For A Month In A Florida Hospital    
URLs: http://www.buzzfeed.com/rossalynwarren/a-teenage-boy-impersonated-a-doctor-for-a-month-in-a-florida
URLs: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/bizarre/doogie-howser-wannabe-busted-786450


Andy’s: Douglas Adams. There. I said it.
David’s: http://www.gotenna.com/

Don’s: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:United_States_Frequency_Allocations_Chart_2011_-_The_Radio_Spectrum.pdf 
Mike’s: Friends on Netflix