Daily Archives: February 15, 2015

Episode #19 (15-Feb-2015)


In this episode of the Australian Roundtable Podcast, Ethan, Johnno and Lindsay discuss Samsung Smart TVs and their Orwellian voice recording feature; An update on Tasmania’s anti-protest laws; Melbourne’s corrupt ‘East West Link’ contract; an Update on the Royal commission into Institutional Responses to Sex Abuse; Another Australian ‘terror attack'; Metadata laws and examples of their ineffectiveness; Tony Abbott’s ‘holocaust’ gaffe; Vladamir Putin’s 9/11 comments; Political correctness and legal wills; The Copenhagen ‘shooting’ event; The TransAsia GE235 and the event skeptic community, and much more.

RUNDOWN, TIMESTAMPS & INFORMATIONAL LINKS

Gogglebox update – 3:51
News: Are Samsung Smart TVs spying on us, like in ‘1984’? (10-Feb-2015)

DOMESTIC SEGMENT:

1) Samsung Smart TVs and their Orwellian voice recording feature – 7:44
SMH: Gogglebox review… (13-Feb-2015)

2) Update on Tasmania’s anti-protest laws – 14:19
ABC: Tasmania ditches defamation law changes after public backlash (5-Feb-2015)

3) Melbourne’s corrupt ‘East West Link’ contract – 19:52
ABC: East West Link: Victorian Opposition releases secret ‘side letter’ guaranteeing compensation if project is scrapped (5-Feb-2015)

4) Update on the Royal commission into Institutional Responses to Sex Abuse – 26:16
HeraldSun: Reformed paedophiles not a threat to society, rabbi tells royal commission (9-Feb-2015)

5) Another Australian ‘terror attack’ – 35:35
ABC: Terrorism raid: Suspect in alleged Islamic State-linked plot filmed kneeling before IS flag, police say (12-Feb-2015)

6) Metadata laws and examples of their ineffectiveness – 45:57
SMH: Tony Abbott wants metadata laws passed by March (5-Feb-2015)

7) Tony Abbott’s ‘holocaust’ gaffe – 1:06:02
SMH: Tony Abbott accuses Labor of causing ‘holocaust of jobs’ (12-Feb-2015)

INTERNATIONAL SEGMENT:

1) Vladamir Putin’s 9/11 comments – 1:10:01
VeteransToday: Pravda: Putin threatens to release satellite evidence of 9/11 (10-Feb-2015)
RT: 9/11 inside job ‘impossible to conceal’, says Vladimir Putin (2-Aug-2011)

2) Political correctness and legal wills – 1:29:48
CBC: Family may receive $250k coin collection, not Neo-Nazi group  (11-Jun-2014)
Link: Judge rejects racist will by Gerry .W Beyer (3-Feb-2015)

3) Copenhagen ‘shooting’ event – 1:39:42
Sky: One dead in Denmark cafe shooting (15-Feb-2015)

4) TransAsia GE235 and the event skeptic community – 1:50:24

Final thoughts – 1:59:30