ORLY-EP0116B - Getting Control: Abortion, Birth, Guns, Flesh Eating Algea, & More

ORLY-EP0116B - Getting Control:  Abortion, Birth, Guns, Flesh Eating Algea, & More

Welcome back to ORLYRADIO #116b recorded Friday July 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 usual suspect Daniel Atherton.

Law & Order:

  1. The Texas Supreme Court has sided with a family accused of not teaching its children anything while waiting “to be raptured.” Laura and Michael McIntyre began homeschooling their nine children inside the family’s El Paso motorcycle dealership more than a decade ago. The couple argued that school district officials violated their 14th Amendment rights by attempting to verify that their children were learning. The case then headed to the state’s Supreme Court, where the justices made a 6-3 ruling on technical grounds in favor of the McIntyres. But it didn’t answer larger constitutional questions about whether home-schooled children must be properly taught. Justices remanded the case to lower courts, saying its constitutional questions weren’t educational policy matters. But they didn’t issue an opinion on the overall constitutionality. http://kfor.com/2016/06/24/supreme-court-sides-with-family-accused-of-not-teaching-kids-while-waiting-to-be-raptured/

  2. Supreme Court refuses to hear another case on contraceptives: The Supreme Court disposed of a case testing religious objections to contraception in May. On Tuesday, the justices refused to hear another one.
    The justices said they will not review a Washington state rule requiring pharmacies to fill prescriptions regardless of religious objections, while allowing exemptions for other reasons such as a patient's safety or ability to pay.
    Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas dissented from the refusal to hear the case. "If this is a sign of how religious liberty claims will be treated in the years ahead, those who value religious freedom have cause for great concern," Alito wrote. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/06/28/supreme-court-religion-contraception-abortion-pharmacies/85055602/

  3. In a 5-3 decision Monday, the Supreme Court struck down two abortion restrictions in a Texas law, known as HB 2, that would have shut down dozens of clinics across the state. It mandated that abortions take place in ambulatory surgical centers, or mini hospitals, instead of regular clinics.

-BREAK- Voicemail

Good Ideas:

  1. http://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2016/06/30/family-of-pulse-victim-plans-to-sue-gunmakers-sig-sauer-and-glock

  2. http://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2016/06/29/petition-for-stricter-gun-control-in-orlando-reaches-38k-signatures

  3. http://www.dw.com/en/us-lifts-military-ban-on-transgender-troops/a-19370182


Bad Ideas:

  1. http://www.cinemablend.com/news/1529399/why-cinemark-is-seeking-a-huge-amount-of-money-from-aurora-theater-shooting-victims

  2. http://floridapolitics.com/archives/215204-guacamole-thick-algae-causes-crisis-florida-coastline

  3. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/06/somalia-roadside-bomb-kills-18-bus-160630070545072.html

Personal Picks:


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

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

ORLY-EP0106B - Just the TTIP

ORLY-EP0106B - Just the TTIP

Welcome to ORLYRADIO #106 for Friday April 22nd, 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, Michael Robinson, Fred Sims, Stephen Griffith, and Daniel Atherton.

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

This week in SCOTUS

  1. http://occupydemocrats.com/2016/04/19/treason-texas-republicans-just-voted-consider-seceding-union/

  2. http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/04/politics/supreme-court-scalia-eight-justices/

Good Ideas:

  1. Criminal Charges in Flint over Water Crisis http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/criminal-charges-in-flint-water-crisis-raise-stakes/ar-BBs5bB7

    1. http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2016/04/woman_in_bellwether_flint_wate.html

    2. http://bipartisanreport.com/2016/04/22/woman-in-leading-flint-water-crisis-lawsuit-found-shot-dead-in-her-home/    

-BREAK- Logical Fallacy Appeal to Popularity


      Bad Ideas:


  1. President Obama exhorts Britain not to leave the EU    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/obama-exhorts-britain-to-stay-in-eu-warns-on-trade-if-it-leaves/ar-BBs7Nkk 

    1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transatlantic_Trade_and_Investment_Partnership

  2. Voter purge in Brooklyn kept over 100,000 people from voting in the Democratic Primary http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/04/new-york-primary-voter-purge

Personal Picks:

Andy’s:  http://nunainnovations.com/concrete_cloth.html

Stephen’s:  Killing Floor - Zombie Survival FPS http://www.killingfloorthegame.com/

Fred’s: The Sounds of Silence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZDqVdGGrjE

Daniel’s: http://privateerpress.com

Michael’s: ‘Enchanted Insiders’ on Facebook/Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLmRnMbZNh76J6incYiyv1A


Music: "Rocket and Pamgaea” by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)
PSA: Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia - GSoW https://www.facebook.com/GSoWproject

ORly Radio Show 62 - Fukushima, NAACP, Cuba, Wind, Longevity, Corruption, NRA, McKinney

ORly Radio Show 62 for Friday June 12th, 2015 - Fukushima, NAACP, Cuba, Wind, Longevity, Corruption, NRA, McKinney

Welcome to ORly Radio Show 62 for Friday June 12th, 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 and David O’Connor.

Errata From Last Week: 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

QUICK Headlines by Circa:

I Just Don’t Know

  1. Japan set to restart first nuclear plant since Fukushima disaster  http://circanews.com/s/cjJ


  1. NAACP head considers herself black, is called out by her white parents, the internet explodes. NAACP stands by #RachelDolezal, "Race is not a qualifying criteria" for #NAACP leadership - Twitter reacts.

    1. http://www.rawstory.com/2015/06/spokane-naacp-head-considers-herself-black-rips-parents-i-dont-give-two-shts-what-you-guys-think/

    2. http://www.mediaite.com/online/twitter-trolls-the-hell-out-of-dolezal-with-askrachel-trend/

The Good

  1. Cuba again:  

    1. US formally drops Cuba from state sponsors of terrorism list  http://circanews.com/s/pUU

    2. US tourism to Cuba up 36% since last year  http://circanews.com/s/lhs

  2. David Yanez is part of a team inspired by the motion that collapsed the bridge to create a bladeless “whirlpool wind turbine” - an inverted-cone-shaped structure half the cost of a conventional machine.

    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0a0eJ7eMrhY

    2. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/vortex-bladeless-a-wind-generator-without-blades--3#/story

  3. Rat limb grown in lab http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22630243.300-worlds-first-biolimb-rat-forelimb-grown-in-the-lab.html#.VXteQTBVhBc

Logical Fallacy - Black or White

The Bad:

  1. On October 12, 2011, Orange County experienced the deadliest mass killing in its modern history. Scott Dekraai killed 8 people, including his ex-wife, in a Seal Beach beauty salon. He was arrested wearing full body armor just a few blocks away. Without a doubt, Dekraai was the perpetrator. A dozen surviving witnesses saw him. He admitted to the shooting early on. Yet, nearly four years later, the case against him has all but fallen apart.
    It turns out that prosecutors and police officers committed an egregious violation of Dekraai's rights—so much so that Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals shocked everyone and removed the Orange County District Attorney's Office, and all 250 prosecutors, from having anything more to do with the case.

  2. Aurora Mass Shooter's Diary Debunk a Favorite NRA Talking Point "ETA response [approximately] 3 mins," he noted. In his list of possible methods of attack, where he checked off mass murder using firearms as his choice, he also wrote "being caught 99% certain." http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/05/james-holmes-diary-aurora-gun-free-zones-debunked

The Ugly:

  1. McKinney Pool Party goes off the rails and blows up the internet with #blacklivesmatter But what really happened? http://news.yahoo.com/mckinney-police-officer-apologies--blames-aggression-at-pool-party-on-emotional-stress-190534788.html

Entertainment/Reviews/(Nit)Picks (5 Minutes per)

Andy’s:  Living Revocable Trusts http://www.aarp.org/money/estate-planning/info-09-2010/ten_things_you_should_know_about_living_trusts.html  

Mike’s:   Fallout 4!!! http://bethsoft.com/

David’s:   XCOM2 - http://xcom.com/


ORly Radio Show 46 - 2 guys - 1 internet.

ORly Radio Show 46 for Friday February 20th, 2015 - 2 guys - 1 internet.

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

Science / Technology / Politics

Item: Remember back on Show 40 when we talked about birds flying into the worlds largest Solar Thermal Power Project residing in california was turned on February 13th 2014? Well then this NEW story should sound really familiar.
110-megawatt Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project in Nevada resulted in some 130 birds catching fire, when they flew into an area of highly concentrated solar energy.”
URLs: http://www.kcet.org/news/redefine/rewire/solar/concentrating-solar/scores-of-birds-killed-during-test-of-solar-project-in-nevada.html
Item: Unwanted tattoos may soon be wiped away with a new and inexpensive cream.
URLs: http://www.dal.ca/news/2015/02/11/when--forever--fades-but-the-ink-stays--dal-phd-student-develops.html

: HIV Vaccine tests go live in South Africa Sponsored by NIH


Humanities / Religion/ Politics

Item: Oklahoma takes separation of Church and State in it’s school and breaks it over their legislative knee.

Item: Churches bemoan lack of freedom to deny freedom of choice to parishioners regarding birth control.
URLs: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/court-mandated-birth-control-religion

Politics / Humanities / Politics

Item: Republicans aim to rig game amid fears that the filibuster they abused for six years will soon be used on them.
URLs: http://www.politicususa.com/2014/05/17/senate-republicans-hit-time-blocking-bill-unanimously-supported.html
Item: Texas is bigger in every way except when it comes to Freedom to Marry. MERCA!
URLs: http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/breaking_texas_attorney_general_says_same_sex_couple_s_marriage_is_void


Potpourri / Politics / Flotsam & Jetsam

Item: Oklahoma Bill Banning AP US History Would Make Students Study Ten Commandments, 3 Speeches By Reagan
Item: Florida Minister Wants To Convert Robots To Christianity
URLs: http://www.liberalamerica.org/2015/02/14/florida-minister-wants-to-convert-robots-to-christianity/

Oh, Florida...

Item: Florida Passes Plan For Racially-Based Academic Goals (Old story, but making the rounds)
Item: Florida woman leaves 3 year old in liquor store to help boyfriend who had shot himself.
URLs: http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20150219/APN/302199807