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Thursday, February 28, 2013

No Agenda Show for Thursday February 28th 2013 Pope and Change


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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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   This Thursday on No Agenda you will get exclusive No Agenda analysis on the major new events of the week including a skeptical view of the Oscars and the odd appearance of Michelle Obama to announce the winner of the best picture.
   The show will come the day before we see what really happens with the so-called sequestration which will have an extreme opposite effect on what is desired. You will get an explanation that actually makes sense.
    In addition, we’ll have a creepy and exclusive detailed analysis of something the government calls the“Department of Peacebuilding.”


 
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    Please tune in to the Thursday show and remember to contribute to its production by clicking here and contributing what you can.

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Monday, February 25, 2013

The Science Behind Coffee and Why it's Actually Good for Your Health [feedly]

Ok so I'm all for SCIENCE and the study of things, especially coffee which I have grown to love, only in the last 15 years, but now know how great it is and wouldn't go a day without it. But why must these studies say things like, "it MAY help reduce the risk of Alzheimer's or Parkinson's"?  If they are doing the study then they should also have some conclusive results. After all, what is the point in any study if they can't get those conclusive results? 
 

Sunday, February 24, 2013

No Agenda Show for Sunday February 24th 2013 Add Bacon


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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Authorities in Oklahoma Say They Seriously Believe Local Man Spontaneously Combusted [feedly]

Here's a story for John C. Dvorak....a true believer in this kind of Science!
 
 
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An Oklahoma man who was found dead in his kitchen is suspected to have died as a result of spontaneous human combustion. More »



Google's Sergey Brin & Facebook's Zuck Team Up On $33 Million Breakthrough Prize [feedly]

33, really? The magic number..learn more at http://noagendashow.com

 
 
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Google's Sergey Brin & Facebook's Zuck Team Up On $33 Million Breakthrough Prize

Google's flashy visionary and Facebook's hacker boy-king are putting their heads together - but they're not cooperating to drum up more likes or clicks, thank goodness.

The pair, Google co-founder Sergey Brin and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, have teamed up for social good, establishing a science research prize that's already awarded $33 million in its inaugural round.  

A Big Stakes Science Fair

The award, known as the Breakthrough Prize, will be doled out to five winners each year, though a robust selection of 11 recipients were announced in the first round. The founding members of the new science foundation have committed to establish five annual prizes of $3 million for outstanding research that advances cures for intractable diseases.

Other founding members of the Breakthrough Prize include the wives of both Brin and Zuckerberg, who are both more science-minded than their tech-star partners. Anne Wojcicki, married to Brin, is the founder of 23andme.com - a genetics startup. Priscilla Chan, Zuckerberg's wife, graduated from medical school after meeting Zuck at Harvard and was accepted to a prestigious pediatric residency at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) last year.

"Priscilla and I are honored to be part of this," Zuckerberg wrote in the prize's announcement. "We believe the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences has the potential to provide a platform for other models of philanthropy, so people everywhere have an opportunity at a better future."

Apple chairman Art Levinson will serve as the new foundation's chairman, rounding out the trifecta of major tech companies with a hand in the new science prize.

Zuckerberg, Forgotten Philanthropist (In A Hoodie)

From disheveled boardroom 20-something to amoral hacker, Zuckerberg's image runs the gamut - and it isn't always flattering. But in 2012, the Facebook founder ran up a tab as the second biggest philanthropist in the U.S., giving away 18 million shares of Facebook stock valued at $498.8 million to a health and education foundation in Silicon Valley.

Brin is no stranger to writing epic tax deductible checks - or to co-founding his own nonprofit. Beyond Google's own active nonprofit arm, the quirky Google co-founder has donated millions to foundations ranging from fighting poverty in the Bay Area to Parkinson's disease research.

For more on the prize, the Breakthrough Foundation's site has the full list of its first prize recipients. 

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

No Agenda Show for Thursday February 21st 2013 Eat a Baseball


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Is This the Best Bus Stop Ever? [feedly]

Nothing like spending a little money on advertising and doing it in a fantastic way!
 

Flu shot not even 50% effective - Canada News - Castanet.net

Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably already know that you have a better chance at getting the flu or some form of it by getting the shot so you are always going to be better off without this vaccine, since your body has the ability to fight the common cold and flu but not when you vaccinate against it.    IT'S SCIENCE!
 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Mark Zuckerberg co-sponsors $33M prize to extend human life

33..really? Another sign I am afraid! Visit http://noagendashow.com for more!
 
 
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Backed by tech luminaries, the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, a $3 million reward, is being presented to 11 different scientists for their efforts to cure diseases. [Read more]


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Dear Producers,

This newsletter is a heads-up about a few concerns we have about our 500th show and beyond. We are asking for your help. You are the producers, and this is part of your job.

The donation segment is taking up too much of the show and now the show is tending to be3 hours long when it should be 2 ½ hours max.
 

This has resulted in the two of us actually having to have meetings regarding what to do. This is not what we want to be doing with our time.

We are asking for your help and suggestions. We have to find a way to shorten the comments section of the show. Here are some of the ideas we have discussed:

Raise the contribution number for producers’ notes that are automatically read.

Change model completely and just thank producers by name without reading any notes.

Change the model to just thanking contributors and read the top 5 notes.

Stop reading notes, but keep the karma call-outs.

Just read a few notes randomly and edit those notes down to something shorter.

There are endless possibilities. Keep in mind that we have to shorten this section of the show. Even if you, the producers, think it's all fine the way it is (because we make that segment very entertaining), at some point we will have to change something as the audience grows. This, of course, assumes we get much more in the way of donations.

This will be discussed further on show 489 and hopefully it will be resolved in the month ahead. We've created a new email address for the show. It is for all inquiries as well as this call out for suggestions.

We'd also like to obtain “noagenda” and “noagendashow” on this system, but someone ran off with them. Be aware of that.

Our email will be NAfeedback@outlook.com.

On this Thursday’s show, expect another in-depth deconstruction of this week’s news plus a couple of weird and surprising clips that may make you shudder. Remember that there is no other show like No Agenda. Others try, but as hard as they try they do not have the right attitude since they are constantly thinking about their advertisers worried sick that one will find offense and pull the plug on funding. That's why we cannot use that model and survive as the Best Podcast in The Universe. This is the title bestowed upon us by you! This was not some marketing idea.

Please keep your show on the air by contributing this week as much as you can afford, so we don't have to concern ourselves with outside projects and can make the show even better. It's up to you.

Sincere thanks for all your help!
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Sunday, February 17, 2013

No Agenda Show for Sunday February 17th 2013 Sponsor Influence



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Thursday, February 14, 2013

No Agenda Show for Thursday February 14th 2013 Red Bag of Poop


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Another Microsoft Scroogled Video - Business Insider [feedly]

Sure they sell ads but only in your own email window, something I will never understand since I will never be clicking on them. But that doesn't matter because any time there is a change to make the other guy look bad they will, it's the law of poor marketing!
 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Big Bear Burning: Was Dorner Lynched? [feedly]

As I stated previously, the constitution obviously does not apply to bad cops who shoot other cops. It would appear I'm not the only one that feels this way......

Big Bear Burning: Was Dorner Lynched?
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I was born in Mississippi in 1949. Around that time one of the easiest ways to lynch an entire African-American family was to set the house on fire and shoot people as they ran out. That tactic  took fewer people than the average hanging, and you didn't have to show your face.

The technique also worked well in Al-Qaeda's massacre at the American embassy in Benghazi.

And it worked at Big Bear, too.

The San Bernadino County Sheriff's knew the grenades they fired into the cabin were highly flammable, and would be set off by a spark. Or a gun shot.

Either the sheriff's people were stupid about that or the Sheriff lied when he said they had not intended to burn Dorner.

The cabin was surrounded. A siege was in order, not a lynching. Certainly emotions ran high. Anger. Adrenalin  surf. But the public has a right to expect that their law enforcement personnel are professional and disciplined. And have an interest in justice rather than revenge.

Law enforcement failed on all of those accounts at Big Bear.

Dorner may very well have been the vicious killer he was painted as.

But the way that law enforcement behaved that night at Big Bear resembled the sort of undisciplined, fury-driven madness that characterized the Ku Klux Klan of my home state. Or terrorists at Benghazi. One can argue that the motivations may have been different, but the results are indisputably the same.

I have written about a number of the many strange, suspicious aspects of this case: L.A.'s "Killer Cop:" Was He Set Up? but law enforcement's stonewalling, lack of transparency and blood lust to revenge their own losses raises a questions, destroys their credibility, further damages the shaky trust they have with the public and makes a lot of people wonder, "what was so important to cover up that they have to made sure he never got a chance to speak in court?"

I took some minor licks in the 1960s, most notably when a Madison County (Mississippi) deputy wanted to beat the hell out of me and my best friend Arthur for bringing water to a school teacher from Ohio whose car radiator had overheated on Highway 55 during a civil rights march.

I outran the sucker in my 426 Hemi Plymouth, otherwise I might not be writing this right now. I have seen the face of undisciplined law enforcement and know what it looks like.

And right now, it looks a lot like Big Bear.

 

 

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Thursday is the Valentine’s day show. As you know, Valentine’s day is a manufactured event to keep both candy and flower merchants in business.

If you do not give your loved one some sort of gift on Valentine’s Day, you will regret it. The absolute best gift is a 2-14 or $214 contribution to the No Agenda show with a call out to your loved one. You want to tell her/him that you love them? Let the Luther Vandross voice of Adam Curry give them the message. When does this ever happen? And it's better than buying roses since it supports the No Agenda Show. You know it is a winner! Do it by clicking here for the Valentine’s Day donation. This opportunity does not happen for another 7 years.


And you definitely want to listen to the Thursday show where the two of us dissect and deconstruct both the Obama State of the Union with some surprise observations, as well as the Legend of  Christopher Dorner and the burned down cabin. Do we have thoughts on this event? Oh yeah. Lots. Do not miss this show.

Yours,
John C. Dvorak & Adam Curry

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Cops Accused of Starting Fire as Charred Body Found in 'Dorner' Cabin

The distraction of the week..."The Burning Bad Cop!" In my opinion, fighting fire with fire, in this case, starting a fire to 'burn out' the person held up inside is just wrong. With 200 officers surrounding the place, shooting tear gas in to the building, why not storm it as you see in virtually every TV Movie? Instead,to simply light the building on fire in hopes that the person(s) come running out is just crazy not to mention inhumane! When you have pissed off Police officers you end up with an even more scary scenario in my opinion. What I really want to know, is what is really going on elsewhere for this to take up so much media attention?
 
 
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After hours of confusion and misreporting as police waited for fire to dissipate and temperatures to cool, authorities confirmed that a charred body was found in the smoldering cabin where a suspect believed to be Christopher Jordan Dorner, the ex-LAPD officer who allegedly killed four people over a weeklong campaign of terror against his former employers, exchanged fire with police over several hours yesterday. A forensics team will conclusively identify the remains, which are assumed to be Dorner's. More »



Tuesday, February 12, 2013

iPhone 5 Rated 5th In User Satisfaction [feedly]


   This is not very good new for Apple but quite understandable considering how they are no longer pushing out products that are bleeding edge.  In fact the Iphone 5 in my opinion was a full year behind Samsung products and even though they have a winning lineup of products with the Ipad and Ipad mini, they have lost their edge.
 
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iPhone 5 Rated 5th In User Satisfaction
How can the iPhone 5 be 5th in user satisfaction? Obviously this survey is flawed and they are just trying to make Apple look bad. Conducted by mobile research firm OnDevice Research, the poll asked 320,000 smartphone and tablet users in six countries how satisfied they were with their devices. Among the 93,825 people surveyed in the U.S., Motorola's Atrix HD came out on top, followed by Motorola'

Monday, February 11, 2013

Plane Carrying Guinea's Top Military Officials Crashes, Investigation Underway [feedly]


   Coincidence? I think NOT!   Why is it always a plane crash?  I'm sure I will learn more on the http://noagendashow.com 
 
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Plane Carrying Guinea's Top Military Officials Crashes, Investigation Underway

Conakry, Guinea

A plane carrying a military delegation from Guinea to attend an annual armed forces day in Liberia crashed Monday in the Liberian town of Charlesville, Monrovia said.

"There has been a plane crash in Charlesville at about five miles (eight kilometres) from the Roberts International Airport," said Liberian Information Minister Lewis Brown.

Authorities do not yet know if there were casualties, nor what kind of plane was involved or how many people were on board, said Brown, who was on his way to the scene.

"This plane was bringing the Guinean delegation from Conakry to Monrovia. This delegation was to attend the armed forces day in Liberia," he said.

Liberia holds an armed forces day each year to recognise its military, often inviting delegations from neighbouring countries, including Guinea, its neighbour to the north.

Roberts International, Liberia's main airport, is located about 65 kilometres southeast of Monrovia.

Much of the area where the plane went down is covered in deep forest.

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SEE ALSO: Astonishing Pre-Afghan War Photos Show Everyday Life In Peaceful Kabul >

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

No Agenda Show for Sunday February 10th 2013 Bondpocalypse



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Report: Ex-Cop Christopher Dorner Is Now a Target for Drones

It didn't take long for the drones to come to the USA and now it most certainly appears that they will in fact, start being used to kill US residents in their home country. I do believe this is unconstitutional is it not?
 
 
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Christopher Dorner, the ex-LAPD cop who allegedly killed three people has been on the run, successfully evading police, for over a week. To finally track him down, it seems that law enforcement is pulling out all the stops. According to the Express, Dorner is now a target for drones, among the first ever on U.S. soil. More »



Friday, February 8, 2013

Rogers adopts sane device unlocking policy, $8 pay-per-use US roaming [feedly]

You are still better (as you always have been) to buy unlocked from the start. Sure you will be having to eat the entire cost of the phone but these antiquated laws/rules that these companies get away with are pathetic!  Oh sure, for $8 they will give you a paltry 50mb FOR ONE DAY!.. You are better to just get a boingo account, for example, which would give you that for the entire month! Just stupid!
 
 
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Rogers adopts sane device unlocking policy, $8 payperuse US roaming

Rogers has had an unlocking policy in place for awhile, but it isn't what most would call reasonable: an unlock isn't even an option until the contract is over, which could involve a 3-year wait and obsolete hardware that isn't worth the effort. Logic is about to prevail, thanks in part to pressure from proposed CRTC guidelines on customer rights. A policy change in March will see Rogers unlock devices as long as they've been on the network for at least 90 days, delivering freedom while the equipment is still relevant. Subscribers will just have to swallow the $50 fee, although that's a relative bargain next to buying outright.

The provider is also making a gesture of goodwill to those who frequently cross into the US through a new roaming add-on launching this spring. Border-hoppers will have the option to pay $8 to get a quick, 50MB hit of data for one day. It's not quite the revolution the carrier claims when many of us could blow past the limit within minutes -- Instagram, anyone? Still, it's good enough for emergency directions or an email check among those of us who won't commit to a permanent roaming plan.

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