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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Hurricane Andres Strengthens to a Category Three, Moving Towards CA

​As a futurist I can say if--no, WHEN this makes land, it will provide Californians with the much deserved water they are lacking!​


Hurricane Andres Strengthens to a Category Three, Moving Towards CA
http://guardianlv.com/2015/05/hurricane-andres-strengthens-to-a-category-three-moving-towards-ca/


NO AGENDA EPISODE 726 - "WEATHER WHIPLASH

NO AGENDA EPISODE 726 - "WEATHER WHIPLASH

  • Weather Whiplash
    • A picture named NA-726-Art-SM
    • Direct [link] to the mp3 file
    • Executive Producers: Sir HeyIdiot, Jonathan Bigham, Filip Gorski, Kent O'Rourke, Alex Farrington, Sean Fincham, Sir Random Hillbilly, Sir James Spitzer, Sir David Overbeck, Sir Corwin Underwood
    • Associate Executive Producers: Charles Mack, Sir Michael Shoemaker-Baron of Lake County, Gerald Small, Maurice Tate, Sir John Harrison, Edward Sheats, Sir Upper Decker, Sir Whosoever, James Ogilvie, Sir Stuart Rushing
    • Become a member of the 727 Club, support the show here
    • Knighthoods: Thomas Wiehe -> Sir Up-Arrow, Corwin Underwood -> Sir Corwin
    • Titles: Sir John Harrison -> Baronet, Sir Allan Beane -> Baron
    • Art By: joshoooa

    Saturday, May 30, 2015

    No Agenda-The Saturday Memo

    Note from John C. Dvorak

    Stop the summer doldrums II

     

    Dear Producers,

    As of this writing there is exactly one show supporter who has come in at an associate executive producer level and zero executive producers. This lack of support at this level is reflected all the way down to a guy who contributes a buck a month. It’s as if this is a holiday weekend.

    While this can be explained as part of the summer slowdown, which is worse than last year by far. Please do not let tomorrow’s show become a depressing dud and contribute whatever amount you can by clicking here.
    The show has college and high school students coming in with contributions. What prevents the rest of you from helping?
    From producer Jennifer O’Mally in Minnesota:
    “We are a proud No Agenda family now. Listening gives my husband and I great topics to further discuss and analyze amongst ourselves and with our friends I do not want to lose the show, ever! Our two little girls sing along with all the jingles like they are Taylor Swift songs.”
    This is what the show is about. Community. And your support is what makes it all happen. If you have never contributed, now is the time. If you have not contributed in a while. Now is the time. Go to the support page here and look for some good ideas. Or just contribute any amount by clicking here.

    We have another great show lined up for tomorrow. Help us.
    Your co-host,

    PS We want to thank those of you who decided to set up payment plansvia online banking or who just like to send checks. Remember it is No Agenda Show, Box 339 El Cerrito, CA 94530

     
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    Putting in the extra effort for the audiencce
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    Thursday, May 28, 2015

    Zuck-Up as Facebook Messenger app tracks you everywhere forever

    ​If this isn't enough reason to simply stop using Facebook all together I don't know what is!  As far as I can see, Facebook could be a company that becomes nothing as fast as it became something!​


    Zuck-Up as Facebook Messenger app tracks you everywhere forever
    http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/28/zuckup_with_borgs_facebook_messenger_tracks_you_everywhere/

    NO AGENDA EPISODE 725 - "CRICKET FLOUR"

    NO AGENDA EPISODE 725 - "CRICKET FLOUR"

    • Cricket Flour
      • A picture named NA-725-Art-SM
      • Direct [link] to the mp3 file
      • Executive Producers: Sir T, Alex Button,
      • Associate Executive Producers: John Cox, Baronet Sir Sheets of the Cuban Leaf, Tony Nist
      • Become a member of the 726 Club, support the show here
      • Knighthoods: MR T -> Knight Sir T, Brian Waltersdorf -> Sir Brian, The Mac-and-Cheezin St Louisian, Michael Bowling -> Sir Bowling
      • Titles: Sir Sheats -> Baronet Sir Sheets of the Cuban Leaf
      • Art By: MartinJJ

      Big Brother 3-Canada Finale

      I just finished watching the finale of Big Brother 3-Canada and I must give it to the production crew for raising the bar here... most certainly giving the BBUSA something to strive for this season.  As for the houseguests..  I would have to say they grew on my was the season went on, each one with their own good and bad qualities.. I guess you could say that is pretty much what makes up most of us and it all depends on just how well we manage to get along being stuck in a home for that long. If I had to compare the houseguests from previous years (1 and 2) I would have to say these were the worst but that doesn't mean it wasn't worth watching.. I must say it would be nice if they (big brother Canada and USA) would stop trying so hard at making it a dating game. They did succeed in numerous showmances and so much kissing.. that I will chalk up for having such a young cast.. and whats with having only 1 person that is almost double the age of the youngest houseguest? It is hardly fair for that person.. there should have been at least 2 older houseguest in my honest opinion. That being said, I think spreading the ages from 21 to say 51 would have been great, making it even more social. With 16 houseguests that shouldn't be too difficult to manage.

      The production of the show is truly the best of all Big Brother seasons and that includes 16 years of Big Brother USA.  The ideas that went in to the challenges, the rooms such as the vault and the special floorboards in the have-not room which had pressure sensitive switches and secret trap door with SAFE passes.. well thought out! Right to the end they made the twists work out--by revealing that 10 jury members is one too many and having to cut one of them, but having the final 3 decide on who to cut--brilliant!  Also having the country (Canada) play along, but not to the point where it seemed overly rigged or one-sided. It was obvious that Britney and Sarah were on the outs and what better way to play it then have them be have-nots that were picked by Canada--making them feel as though their entire country disliked them, only to have the reveal that it was for a good reason. Again.. well done!

      In conclusion, being a fan of Big Brother from Season 1 of the USA series I can honestly say that for the 3 seasons that Canada has now produced this program, it has always been top quality and in my opinion, weighs very heavily on the next production of BBUSA.. unfortunately for BBUSA, they could really care less about their neighbors to the North and will continue to pump out the same old BBUSA production courtesy of CBS each and every year. A shame really, since Canada even utilized BBUSA winners (Ian and Dan) and Fan Fav Donny as special guests in the Big Brother Side Show which was also a big hit in books.. having it a full 1 hour program following the evicted houseguest of the week, providing a more indepth understanding of the play of the game truly kept the attention of the viewer until the next episode.  For those truly in to Big Brother, it was great because you didn't have such a long wait between the 3 main episodes.  Another thing the US could learn from Canada is the feeds.. sure nothing is free on the internet --but BBCAN feeds have always been.. lets hope they stay that way.. Yes, I must admit I pay for the feeds in the USA but that's because I'm a superfan of the show--but it most certainly is a sour point for me, since I believe any time you pay for something there also should be some quality control that goes with it and unfortunately this is quite obviously just a money grab by Big Brother Production.

      Big Brother USA Season 17 begins June 24, 2015 and is now plugging that they were the first to bring "Hi-Def"... well yeah but only because all cameras these days are HD. Let's see what else you can come up with.. BBCan 3 has certainly set the bar very high!



      Wednesday, May 27, 2015

      No Agenda Newsletter

      No Agenda
      Newsletter


      Corruption leads to the Usual Suspects
       

      No Agenda Thursday Show

      Lots of Humor Tomorrow


      Dear Producers,

      For some reason the Thursday show is getting less support than the Sunday show and this week looks the same. More work goes into the Thursday show because there is an extra day to work on it.

      Please support tomorrow’s show with any sort of contribution you can by clicking here. You will get another great show.
      On tomorrow’s show everyone will get a big laugh out of the corruption probe involving FIFA officials for taking bribes including some within the USA according to the new attorney General, Loretta Lynch. Although the USA is not a country that adores soccer, it knows a good bribery case when it sees one.

      You can be sure that one target of all this is Russia once again. This harassment will continue until Snowden leaves Russia. It’s that simple. Or is it?
      ALL ROADS LEAD TO CLINTON
      Interesting comment from a reader of this article on the FIFA scandal. "The cost of the two-year project is not listed on the Clinton Foundation website, but the Qatar 2022 committee gave the foundation between $250,000 and $500,000 in 2014 and the State of Qatar gave between $1 million and $5 million in previous, unspecified years."
      This news will evolve into a distraction leading up to the six-week cycle event coming in a week based on the No Agenda cycle.  And the FIFA scandal will provide another example of the premise that professional athletics are corrupt on many levels.

      Aside: On the last No Agenda, the show Frontline was praised for a hard hitting investigation of the CIA torture business. In that same show Adam read from the recently released DIA document discussing the creation of the Islamic State with USA help. Well, the next episode of Frontline creates a beautiful smokescreen for those revelations. All the phony memes are re-introduced. Who are these people serving?


      Fight obfuscation by supporting No Agenda, your guardian of reality. A place where things actually make sense. There is logic and understanding. Contribute any amount byclicking here. Everything helps. Everything counts.
      Your loyal co-hosts,
      John C. Dvorak & Adam Curry
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      Fixed!
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      Sunday, May 24, 2015

      NO AGENDA EPISODE 724 - "NICE FABRIC"

      NO AGENDA EPISODE 724 - "NICE FABRIC"

      • Nice Fabric
        • A picture named NA-724-Art-SM
        • Direct [link] to the mp3 file
        • Nice Fabric
        • Executive Producers: Sir Bradley Charles, Sir Shane Kirk-Devops named Ben, Craig Hicks, Christopher Dolan, Joseph Gilbert
        • Associate Executive Producer: Timnonymous, Sir Lukas Teijema
        • Club 724 Member: Sir Shane Kirk-Devops named Ben
        • Become a member of the 725 Club, support the show here
        • Knighthoods: Lukas Teijema -> Sir Lukas Teijema, William Smock -> Sir William Smock, Shane Kirk -> Sir Devops named Ben, Bradley Charles -> Sir Bradley Charles

        'Beautiful Mind' mathematician killed

        ​First of all let me say my thoughts and prayers go out to the family for this loss.. a great loss indeed!   
        But it got me thinking.. mathematically the odds of being in a car crash are so much greater than in an aircraft for example, and to take it a step further by getting in a car that is controlled by someone other than yourself.....

        Saturday, May 23, 2015

        No Agenda-The Saturday Memo

        Note from John C. Dvorak

        Stop the summer doldrums

         

        Dear Producers,

        The support for the show is again slow this summer and those of you who have not contributed for a while are encouraged to please contribute for the Sunday Show.

        One good idea is a simple $24 to commemorate show 724 on 5-24. Hooray for $24. Every supporter, producer, and casual No Agenda Listener can afford $24. Those of you who have never contributed consider now as a time to begin.
         Click here.

        $24 was once a yearly subscription, but because PayPal cancels your accounts each time you change credit cards, there is only one person left on that program. If you are nostalgic for the old No Agenda the subscription is still available here.
         
        For most of you please consider donating any amount you feel like by clicking here.

        In today’s newsletter you might enjoy some of the photos pulled down from Twitter which have No Agenda written all over them. Enjoy!
        I saw this online pic of Ed Snowden and do not believe that this is the original text. Unfortunately all the other versions looked more fake. There is probably one that says "Hi Mom!" that is real.
        New 10,000 room capacity hotel in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Lots of ancient sites bulldozed to make room for this and other outrageous monuments to wealth.
        The epitome of the British upper crust incarnate. Jolly good.
        The creepy side of the British upper crust.
        Photoshop rocks. At least I think this is photoshopped.
        If you are going to use a selfie stick, this may be a good time. On top of a Malaysian skyscraper.
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        Your co-host,

        PS We want to thank those of you who decided to set up payment plans via online banking or who just like to send checks. Remember it is No Agenda Show, Box 339 El Cerrito, CA 94530
         
        Caption this photo.yourself.
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