Category Archives: Law

Episode 14 – Welfare

We return to our features show and discuss recent state legislation aimed at welfare recipients.  Are politicians trying to help or hurt Americans who need financial assistance?

During our weekly entertainment rant we have a one-sided debate about the Transformers returning to the silver screen.

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Episode 13 – Make it Stop!

I think episode 13 is one of our best yet.  Congress finally passed a significant bill, after four years of inaction and we discuss our opinions on the matter.  Later, we look at the case surrounding the death of Eric Harris.  A reserve deputy accidentally killed Harris during a sting.

Our entertainment section covers the new Rocky movie and the excellent Daredevil show on Netflix.

News:
Congress passes a significant bill
Oklahoma shooting (please make it stop!!)
Police abuse apps
Open season on white male Christians?
Georgia teachers sent to jail for cheating scandal:
Entertaiment
New Rocky with Apollo Creed’s Grandson
Weird
Japanese beer claims to make you prettier
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Episode 12 – Candid Camera

Last week another unarmed black man was shot by a cop.  Matt and I examine the footage and story surrounding the case of Walter Scott.  Also, we talk about the Guatemalan medical experiments that followed that shared similarities with the Tuskegee Experiment.  For the entertainment section, we give a quick rundown of our impression of the Fast Seven movie and Daredevil TV show on Netflix.  Look below for links to all the stories covered in this episode.

News:
American’s Ran Tuskegee Experiment in Guatemala  (the links in the story are worth looking at)
New York Wants Illegals to Vote
Main Topic:
Walter Scott Shooting
Entertainment:
Best Hacker Movie for March Madness

 

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Episode 11 – Imminent Threats

I apologize for the month long delay between episodes.  I was out of town for work and had numerous technical issues that prevented me from posting the podcast.  Matt and I did record during the break, for all but one week.  The sound quality was not great so I am posting our newest episode.  We may post the older episodes later if I can massage the sound files enough.

In this episode Matt and I share what Americans see as the greatest threat to our way of life.

Enjoy.

News

Kids banned from wearing American flag clothes on Cinco de Mayo
Australia leaks Obama’s passport details:
Rap lyrics = criminal conviction
Main topic:
Survey results showing how out of touch Americans are with our country’s position in the world:
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Episode 10 – By The Numbers

Episode 10 takes us on a journey through the multitude of government databases and statistics, but the discussion is far from dull.  Matt and I go over a December Ebony article, chronicling the state of blacks in America.

To start, we look at the halt to President Obama’s immigration plans, in Texas, and his goal of establishing a new cyber security agency.

Admittedly, there is little entertainment talk this week, but the next podcast should make up for that.

As always, we encourage everyone to provide feedback on the episodes through the webpage: believethat.blackvalor.net or email at believethatnews@gmail.com

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Episode 9 – Strange Fruit

For episode 9, we comment on the newly released report on lynching, completed by Equal Justice Initiative.  Is this report good for race relations, or not?  Listen to the podcast and decide for yourself.

Also, Matt and I talk about the two teen shootings in Pittsburgh that made national news.  Social media played a large role in the perpetrators getting caught and what does that say about narcissism and the young?

Samsung gets a couple minutes of air time with their smart tv’s that know a little too much about their users.

As usual, we round out the podcast on a lighter note, as we look at the deal Marvel and Sony made to bring Spiderman to the Avengers universe.  Lastly, I hype up the new Elite Dangerous space sim game.

Episode Links:

Lynching in America

Samsung TV fails

Spiderman reveal

Elite Dangerous game

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Episode 7 – Cuba Libre

This was one of our best episodes yet.  Matt and I talk about the thawing relations between America and Cuba.  Also, we cover the decision to vacate arrests warrants from 1962, for the “Friendship Nine.”

On a lighter note, we give our impressions on the new Fantastic Four movie, as we pick apart the new trailer.

Here are links to some of the articles mentioned during the show:

http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/27/us/south-carolina-friendship-nine-sit-in-convictions/

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Episode 5 – Comedy and Terror

This week we discuss several topics, ranging from the rally of world leaders in Paris, following the Charlie Hebdo attacks, to sending manned missions to Mars.  Also, Matt and I debate the character of Mitt Romney and a disgraced Air Force general.

Remember, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/can-you-believe-that/id949319941.

Our website is: http://believethat.blackvalor.net

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Episode 2 – Mary Jane

This week we discuss the legalization of marijuana.  Many states are deciding who can use marijuana and whether it should be accessible for a wider range of constituents.  Matt and I add our two cents to the debate.

Also, we give our impressions of the new Star Wars movie trailer and thoughts on other upcoming movies.

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