Tower of Technobabble

And we're back! We kick off season two by following the money in Congress for an Internet-crippling law, look at North Korean brotherly love, find an unfortunately named town in China, learn about trading sex for nuggets, and see what a brother has to do to get a tax break in Kentucky.

SHOW NOTES:



• SOPAbox:


- Former Internet Rights supporter Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) gets most money in Senate from Pro-SOPA lobby: 
http://maplight.org/us-congress/bill/112-s-968/954311/total-contributions.table?party[D]=D&party[R]=R&party[I]=I&state&custom_from=07%2F01%2F2005&custom_to=06%2F30%2F2011&all_pols=1&uid=3073&interests-support=C2200-C2100-C2000-C2400-C2600-C2300&interests-oppose=C5140&from=07-01-2005&to=06-30-2011&source=pacs-nonpacs&campaign=congressional


- Former senator — now MPAA head — Chris Dodd is angry the politicians he bought and paid for didn't follow through: 
http://boingboing.net/2012/01/21/chris-dodd-to-obama-hollywood.html


- Dodd is the target of a petition aiming to investigate him for bribery (which is just good, ol' fashion lobbying, which, of course, is a form of bribery): http://boingboing.net/2012/01/23/petition-investigate-chris-do.html


• Town in China gets renamed: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4074605/Dog-S-Village-residents-finally-bag-new-name-news-Nickname-was-adopted-by-cops-and-officials-and-even-placed-on-maps.html



• Kim Jong Un poo poo’d by brother: http://www.smh.com.au/world/kim-jongun-doomed-says-his-brother-20120118-1q57r.html



• Woman Offers Sex for McNuggets: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/18/sex-for-mcnuggets_n_1212891.html?ref=dumb-criminals



• Kentucky education vs religion: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/01/20/407580/kentucky-gov-cuts-education-funding-while-preserving-tax-breaks-for-biblically-themed-amusement-park/?mobile=nc

TED Talk with Clay Shirky:
http://www.ted.com/talks/defend_our_freedom_to_share_or_why_sopa_is_a_bad_idea.html

Direct download: Tower_of_Technobabble_S02E01_-_Second_Season.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:45pm EST

We bounce around time and examine real-life time travelers, and also cut George Lucas a break. We also make a shocking decision about the future of the Tower itself.

January 2, 2012

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Show links:



• Jedi religion on the rise -


http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/12/18/czech-republic-sees-rise-of-jedi-knights-as-religious-movement/



• Time Travel - The Philadelphia Experiment

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philadelphia_experiment and

http://www.skepdic.com/philadel.html



• Time Travel - Hakan Nordkvist

 http://cow-flipper.hubpages.com/hub/The-Time-Travel-Story-of-Hakan-Nordkvist

• Time Travel - John Titor

http://johntitor.com/


http://io9.com/5869362/the-man-who-told-the-internet-hed-come-from-the-future

Direct download: Tower_of_Technobabble_50_-_Outta_Time.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:34pm EST

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