No Illusions Podcast #39 – The Main Message Of #Occupy

Short show today, covering a few stories:

An Occupy Wall Street Founder Talks About The Origins Of The Movement And Where It’s Headed Next

Poll: Most Americans Support Occupy Wall Street

Quantum Levitation

New independent climate study confirms global warming is real

The killing of Awlaki’s 16-year-old son



Tell me what *you* think.







(Pic by Newton Graffiti)

No Illusions Podcast #38 – Occupy Melbourne!

On today’s Show:

#OccupyMelbourne busted up by police, protesters arrested, all in time for next week’s visit by The Queen.

My Retort to Greg Jericho’s blog post about the foolishness of Occupy protests in Australia

Neuroscientist David Eagleman confirms “time is an illusion”.

Steve Jobs – Why Didn’t He Get An Operation?

The Bible Geek (Robert M. Price) on “mystery religions”. 


(Here’s a Pic Link for today’s cover art.)

Catholic Bishop Indicted For Covering Up Child Abuse

A bishop in the Roman Catholic Church has been indicted for failure to report suspected child abuse, the first time in the 25-year history of the church’s sex abuse scandals that the leader of an American diocese has been held criminally liable for the behavior of a priest he supervised.

The indictment of the bishop, Robert W. Finn, and the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph by a county grand jury was announced on Friday. Each was charged with one misdemeanor count involving a priest accused of taking pornographic photographs of girls as recently as this year. They pleaded not guilty.


One misdemeanor!? That’s it? That’s all a priest gets for taking pornographic photos of girls? Unbelievable. But at least the charges have started flowing upstream. I thought the first upstream convictions in the US would come from the case in Philly that I mentioned recently, but GO KANSAS CITY!

No Illusions #37 – Here’s To The Crazy Ones

Shownotes for today’s episode:

Here’s To the Crazy Ones by Steve Jobs

Occupy Together meetup groups

Lucian Randolph “How is the game of Monopoly won?”

Owen Flanagan and Alex Rosenberg on the significance of naturalism.

Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships by Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha