Podcast notes for broken show — and a hiatus announcement.

Shelly and I tried to record a show last night, but technical difficulties kept the audio from being laid to track.  While I hope to potentially have a guest host sit in this weekend to fill in the content-gap, there are no promises.

In the interim, here’s the link list containing the stories we were to cover.

If I’m able to get a remote co-host’s audio put to track, expect a posting on either Sunday or Monday.

Otherwise, here’s the link list.  We’ll be back on the air as soon as we’re able.  Apologies for the inconvenience.

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Podcast: Episode 1.6


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Intro: Nine Inch Nails – “Hyperpower!
Outro: Bad Religion – “Los Angeles is Burning

Topics on the show included…

Podcast: Episode 1.5

Anonymous protests US intervention in Libya in downtown Madison, WI.

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Intro: Nine Inch Nails – “Hyperpower!
Outro: Clutch – “Animal Farm

Topics on the show included (and beware the list… it’s a doozy [but you’ll learn lots])…

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Doug French – “Conventional Education Will Go the Way of Farming”

http://mises.org/daily/5211/Conventional-Education-Will-Go-the-Way-of-Farming

“Conventional Education Will Go the Way of Farming”

Doug French | April 15, 2011

Food is vital for survival, yet less than 2 percent of America’s population works in agriculture. That’s a big change from 100 years ago, when over 40 percent of the workforce was toiling away on the farm. If I had been born at the start of the 20th century in Kansas, rather than at the end of the 1950s, no doubt my life would have been spent on the farm.

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Published in: on April 16, 2011 at 11:41 PM  Leave a Comment  

Ryan Singel – “Google Holds Out Against ‘Do Not Track’ Flag”

http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/04/chrome-do-not-track/all/1

“Google Holds Out Against ‘Do Not Track’ Flag”

Ryan Singel | April 15, 2011

And then there was Chrome.

Apple made it clear this week that the next version of its Safari browser — which will ship with the upcoming version of Mac OS — will include the ability for users to tell websites not to track them, by using what’s known as the ‘Do Not Track’ header, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Geoffrey Lean – “Mobile phone use ‘raises children’s risk of brain cancer fivefold'”

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/mobile-phone-use-raises-childrens-risk-of-brain-cancer-fivefold-937005.html

Mobile phone use ‘raises children’s risk of brain cancer fivefold’
Alarming new research from Sweden on the effects of radiation raises fears that today’s youngsters face an epidemic of the disease in later life

Geoffrey Lean | September 21, 2008

Children and teenagers are five times more likely to get brain cancer if they use mobile phones, startling new research indicates.

The study, experts say, raises fears that today’s young people may suffer an “epidemic” of the disease in later life. At least nine out of 10 British 16-year-olds have their own handset, as do more than 40 per cent of primary schoolchildren.

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Published in: on September 23, 2008 at 9:09 PM  Leave a Comment  

Tom Burghardt – “Democracy or Police State?”

http://antifascist-calling.blogspot.com/2008/09/democracy-or-police-state-new-lawsuit.html

Democracy or Police State?

Tom Burghardt | September 22, 2008

On Wednesday, Antifascist Calling reported on moves by the Department of Justice to seek blanket immunity for AT&T under provisions of the disgraceful FISA Amendments Act (FAA).

If approved by Judge Vaughn Walker, the presiding magistrate hearing the landmark Hepting v. AT&T lawsuit in federal district court in San Francisco, the giant telecommunications corporation and Bush crime family partner would walk away scott free.

The suit, brought by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) on behalf of AT&T customers caught up in the state’s illegal internet and telephone driftnet surveillance, is challenging unconstitutional spying on U.S. citizens and legal residents.

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UK Telegraph – “Futurologist Richard Watson’s 2050 vision: goodbye Belgium, hello brain transplants”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&grid=&xml=/earth/2008/09/19/scifuture119.xml

Futurologist Richard Watson’s 2050 vision: goodbye Belgium, hello brain transplants

UK Telegraph | September 19, 2008

If you were surprised by the financial crisis, wait until you hear what’s coming next. Futurologist Richard Watson journeys into tomorrow’s world

After a week when it’s been impossible to predict which financial giant will still be standing at the end of the day, let alone the year, it would seem like a fool’s errand to talk about decades down the line.

These days, if you raise your gaze to the horizon, you’ll find experts warning of a host of problems: melting ice caps, global pandemics, terrorism, the end of oil, meteor strikes, even robot uprisings.

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Published in: on September 20, 2008 at 6:35 PM  Leave a Comment  

Steve Watson – “Homeland Security Previews Physiological Bio-Screeners”

http://www.prisonplanet.com/homeland-security-previews-physiological-bio-screeners.html

Homeland Security Previews Physiological Bio-Screeners
Polygraph like machines to “spot terrorists” by scanning general public for anxiety

Steve Watson | September 19, 2008

The Department of Homeland Security has previewed new technology that they promise will help rout out terrorists and other dangerous people in public places by covertly bio-scanning subjects as they walk past sets of cameras.

It may seem Orwellian, but on Thursday, the Homeland Security Department showed off an early version of physiological screeners that could spot terrorists, reports USA Today.

According to DHS officials, the scanners work like polygraphs but without the subjects having to be wired up to them. They measure body temperature, pulse and breathing regularity. Any sudden changes recorded could indicate “the kind of anxiety exuded by a would-be terrorist or criminal.”

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Mary Pat Flaherty – “High Turnout, New Procedures May Mean an Election Day Mess”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/17/AR2008091703663.html

High Turnout, New Procedures May Mean an Election Day Mess

Mary Pat Flaherty | September 18, 2008

Faced with a surge in voter registrations leading up to Nov. 4, election officials across the country are bracing for long lines, equipment failures and confusion over polling procedures that could cost thousands the chance to cast a ballot.

The crush of voters will strain a system already in the midst of transformation, with jurisdictions introducing new machines and rules to avoid the catastrophe of the deadlocked 2000 election and the lingering controversy over the 2004 outcome. Even within the past few months, cities and counties have revamped their processes: Nine million voters, including many in the battleground states of Ohio, Florida and Colorado, will use equipment that has changed since March.

But the widespread changes meant to reassure the public have also increased the potential for trouble.

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Frida Berrigan – “Military Industrial Complex 2.0”

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20791.htm

Military Industrial Complex 2.0

Frida Berrigan | September 18, 2008

Cubicle Mercenaries, Subcontracting Warriors, and Other Phenomena of a Privatizing Pentagon

Seven years into George W. Bush’s Global War on Terror, the Pentagon is embroiled in two big wars, a potentially explosive war of words with Tehran, and numerous smaller conflicts – and it is leaning ever more heavily on private military contractors to get by.

Once upon a time, soldiers did more than pick up a gun. They picked up trash. They cut hair and delivered mail. They fixed airplanes and inflated truck tires.

Not anymore. All of those tasks are now the responsibility of private military corporations. In the service of the Pentagon, their employees also man computers, write software code, create integrating systems, train technicians, manufacture and service high-tech weapons, market munitions, and interpret satellite images.

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Mark Thompson – “The Army’s Totally Serious Mind-Control Project”

http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20080915/us_time/thearmystotallyseriousmindcontrolproject

The Army’s Totally Serious Mind-Control Project

Mark Thompson | September 15

Soldiers barking orders at each other is so 20th Century. That’s why the U.S. Army has just awarded a $4 million contract to begin developing “thought helmets” that would harness silent brain waves for secure communication among troops. Ultimately, the Army hopes the project will “lead to direct mental control of military systems by thought alone.”

If this sounds insane, it would have been as recently as a few years ago. But improvements in computing power and a better understanding of how the brain works have scientists busy hunting for the distinctive neural fingerprints that flash through a brain when a person is talking to himself. The Army’s initial goal is to capture those brain waves with incredibly sophisticated software that then translates the waves into audible radio messages for other troops in the field. “It’d be radio without a microphone, ” says Dr. Elmar Schmeisser, the Army neuroscientist overseeing the program. “Because soldiers are already trained to talk in clean, clear and formulaic ways, it would be a very small step to have them think that way.”

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Cade Metz – “Google’s IP anonymization fails to anonymize”

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/09/12/google_ip_anonymization/

Google’s IP anonymization fails to anonymize

Cade Metz | September 12, 2008

In telling the world it will anonymize user IPs after only nine months, Google has appeased EU regulators. At least in part. But it looks like Mountain View’s new policy is just another example of Google Privacy Theatre.

On Monday evening, when Google deputy counsel Nicole Wong trumpeted the new nine month policy to Silicon Valley’s Churchill Club, she said the company was still mulling “the implementation details.” But later in the week, the company outlined its plan with a few terse sentences tossed CNet’s way.

After nine months, the company has confirmed with The Reg, Google will “change some of the bits” in the user IPs stored in its server logs. But as the plan stands now, it will leave cookie data alone.

This means the missing bits are easily retrieved.

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Myra Butterworth – “Shoppers to use fingerprints or eye scans to pay for goods”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2706521/Shoppers-to-use-fingerprints-or-eye-scans-to-pay-for-goods.html

Shoppers to use fingerprints or eye scans to pay for goods

Myra Butterworth | September 9, 2008

The futuristic systems, like those used by Tom Cruise in the science fiction film Minority Report, are being developed by scientists for Barclaycard.

The company has announced it is investing a seven-figure sum in “contactless payment” technology.

This allows customers to use everyday items they carry around with them – such as mobile phones, key fobs or even their eyes or fingerprints – to make payments.

It means shoppers will no longer have to rely on cards.

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Published in: on September 14, 2008 at 7:39 PM  Leave a Comment  

Paul Joseph Watson – “U.S. Government Mad Scientists Geo-Engineer Atmosphere”

http://www.infowars.com/?p=4345

U.S. Government Mad Scientists Geo-Engineer Atmosphere

Paul Joseph Watson | September 5, 2008

U.S. government scientists are bombarding the skies with the acid-rain causing pollutant sulphur dioxide in an attempt to fight global warming by “geo-engineering” the planet, despite the fact that injecting aerosols into the upper atmosphere carries with it a host of both known and unknown dangers.

The proposal to disperse sulphur dioxide in an attempt to reflect sunlight was again raised in a London Guardian article this week entitled, Geoengineering: The radical ideas to combat global warming, in which Ken Caldeira, a leading climate scientist based at the Carnegie Institution in Stanford, California, promotes the idea of injecting the atmosphere with aerosols.

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Published in: on September 9, 2008 at 11:30 PM  Leave a Comment