Episode 12

Well, I’m not totally happy.  I’m kind of sick, and felt a bit thick-headed throughout, and I think it shows.  In any case, we had a couple of interruptions requiring edits this week, but nothing too bad.  We recorded on a Wednesday morning, and I may get this published tonight!

News Items:

Richard Grenell and Discrimination

When Mitt Romney hired Richard Grenell as his foreign policy spokesman last week, some liberals were mad because he made a lot of jokes on Twitter about the anatomy of several female public figures. You’d think conservative Christians would rally to his cause. The enemy of my enemy is my friend, right? But no, Grenell has done something unforgivable to the American Family Association’s’  Bryan Fischer and Media Research Center’s Dan Gainor: Be an openly gay person.
I get a little testy with gay, atheist, pro-choice, and other progressives still clinging to Republican identities, and other BS.

Asshat recommends raping gay children straightA radio personality in Cleveland is facing tremendous backlash after telling a father that he should get one of his male friends to rape his daughter to force her to turn straight.

Can you say, ‘resume generating event’?

Bullying laws, and how they’re un-ChristianHow a persecution complex turns ugly: Christian activist groups are arguing that anti-bullying laws are attacks on religious belief.

LOL.  They’re totally not, in case you were wondering.

Items of interest:

Brian – Cavemen cooked their caribou

Turns out the raw Paleo diet ain’t so paleo: Researchers have discovered controlled cooking fires dating back a million years ago. Seems that man needed the extra calories in the cooked meats to feed his brain. Sorry raw food people.

Matt – http://www.marcandangel.com/2010/11/15/12-dozen-places-to-self-educate-yourself-online/

A blog post listing a number of great resources for free online education.  It’s a bit outdated, but most of the links that I’ve tried still work.  We’re not talking crap netucation here.  This is MIT and Harvard and such.

The Game: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/05/chen-guangcheng-coerced-to-leave-embassy-dissidents-say.html

Hey, it was actually about Human Rights this time!

Listener Feedback / Follow Up:

http://www.newswise.com/articles/space-law-expert-before-first-asteroids-are-mined-legal-framework-must-be-improved

The applicable legal system, both in terms of U.S. and international law, must be improved and expanded before any space-mined products are brought back to Earth to market sell, said Frans von der Dunk, professor of space law at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and an international expert in the field.“Neither the pubic interests, ranging from security, safety and the environment to protecting Neil Armstrong’s footsteps, nor the interests of the company in securing its investments are properly protected,” he said. “Consequently, there is no legal certainty that those activities would not become seriously challenged.”

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3 thoughts on “Episode 12

  1. Your show is fantastic! I can’t get enough. It’s so smart and funny and wickedly blasphemous. I heard you mentioned on another podcast (Cognitive Dissonance maybe?) and was delighted at the discovery.

    You have a new fan-girl here.

  2. Hi Articulett!

    Just to one up Matt, and show that I’m slightly more well read than he is – I must admit that I belief the OTF test is, prima facie, a failed supposition, as evidenced by conversions between the many and various faiths of the world. This may be due to poor reasoing or bad evaluative skills on the part of the majority of mankind, but it does undermine the idea that looking at one’s faith from a position of skepticism leads to a loss of faith.

    Matt, surely, will disagree… but that’s his job. LOL. Thanks for listening, and please keep up the comments. It’s nice to get feedback, and we appreciate it.

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