Aug 212014
 

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Robin Williams and Koko

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 Police policing: militarised police forces, abuse of authority by police, realistic perspective on police violence, transparent quick and just process for dealing with corrupt police officers, local police service boards, judicial process essential, technological solutions, body cameras
13:00 Puppy love: happiness in animals, Ayn Rand on happiness, rational vs irrational man, anthropomorphising, emotions in animals are self-evident, Robin Williams and Coco the gorilla, human vs animal happiness, future expectations and happiness
21:39 Muddled minimum middle thinking: Nick Hanauer, plutocrat, capitalist, riches, luck, risk, rate of economic inequality rising, uprisings, police state, Henry Ford, minimum wages, perpetual motion machine
44:55 Adam Smith’s Invisible Hanauer: Nick Hanauer, capitalist case for minimum wage, risk taking and capital, missing capitalist concepts, equality vs freedom, prices, supply and demand 54:26 END

Aug 142014
 

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Israel Flag

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 Jew-ish: anti-Semitism, ancient roots of tribalism, roots of hatred, the Christ, World War 2 anti-Semitism, strange beliefs, taking sides on Hamas vs Israel, left sides with Hamas, Gaza and Israel – contrasting cultures, anti-capitalism, media taking sides, Canadians siding with Hamas, Israel in the right
17:55 Relatively Green Party: Green Party of Canada, Elizabeth May, anti-Semitism, moral relativism, party of principles, Hamas vs Israel, Green Party’s six global values, Paul Estrin resignation from Green Party
29:30 Blood suckers / Legally unborn: Ontario blood supply, banning of payments to blood donors, tragedy at Costco, legally unborn, personhood, when rights begin and accrue, London grieves Addison Hall and Rhiannon, grief’s dilemma
43:30 Happiness is a warm sum: happiness, sadness, depression, a measure of happiness, measuring happiness, expectations, stimulus and response, Britain’s Great Brain Experiment, happy studies make happy policymakers 53:45 END

Aug 072014
 

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Big Bang Theory

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 TV trend – binge watching: television binge watching, Jim Slotek – five points for and against binge watching, major television viewing trend, TV series – early endings, TV finales, limited series
19:50 Dead enders – New ender: TV series – bad endings – no endings, How I Met Your Mother, Dexter, Lost, Newhart, Recommended viewing – Hogan’s Heroes, Did Shultz really know nothing, my own Hogan’s Heroes finale
32:15 Binge Bang Theory: Recommended viewing – The Unusuals, Recommended viewing – Moonlight
43:45 Big bucks theory: Recommended viewing – The Big Bang Theory, don’t fix it don’t nix it, Television star salaries – history and stats, syndication, money for nothing 57:08 END

Jul 312014
 

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seaQuest electronic commercial message

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 Power grab: Ontario Ombudsman, London city council, Billy Ts, open meeting laws, power grab, hydro rate increase, flat rate hydro, smart meters, supply and demand for electricity
13:40 Forget me ought: anti-spam legislation, Canadian business reacts to spam laws, CASL, crony favouritism, spam law beneficiaries, European Court of Justice, internet search providers, suppressing offending links, on line reputation, deleting the past
29:01 None sum: Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, the nones, religious demographics, religious choices, belief in God, social issues, religious and secular
40:55 Polar expedition: superstition, Pope Francis, exorcism, bible, allegory, the devil, literalism, traditional world view, modern world view, postmodern world view, polarization, reason, principle and politics 53:07 END

Jul 242014
 

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Gary McHale at Caledonia

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 First Notions: Caledonia, First Nations, hate crimes, racial policing, Ted Harlson, Oneida, equality before the law, white man’s law, determinism, free choice
17:27 McHale’s Savy: Gary McHale, citizen’s arrest of OPP police officer, Cayuga OPP, racial policing, Douglas Creek Estates, I told you so, Prince of Pot Marc Emery, changing cannabis laws, pot-related headlines
30:03 Told you so: Vladimir Putin, Putin’s popularity in Russia, Malaysia Airlines
Flight 17, Igor Strelkov aka Igor Girkin, Harper’s sanctions against Russia, compensation for Canadian space agency, Russia steel production flooding US market with low prices, 2015 Pan Am Games
42:55 Pan Am Scam Plan: 2015 Pan Am Games, David Menzies commentary, hidden costs, David Peterson, infrastructure projects, toxic political culture 58:32 END

Jul 172014
 

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Sex Workers

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 Canada’s Bill C36 – Demanding no demand: Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (Bill C-36), prostitution, Peter MacKay, selling sex vs buying sex
10:25 Addicted to prostitution: Prostitutes Anonymous, prostitution as the hardest addiction to break, warning signs, sexual abuse, victims and victimizers, Bill C-36, skewing the statistics, the moral imbalance – buying vs selling sex, ‘bought rape’, sex as a business, consent, pornography definition
29:54 The ‘M’ word: Conservative MP Joy Smith, porn filter, buying vs selling sex, anti-porn activists, Casandra Diamond, Gail dines, predatory capitalists, CRTC Canadian content rules for porn, ‘cultural pornification’, Jonathon Van Maren, pornography as a drug, using religion and science to combat porn, real life of a sex worker, real needs of a sex worker, masturbation
49:00 Contradic-Tory views on sex and the law: Conservative social philosophy – control regulate or prohibit, sexual differences, physical imbalance of power, laws enforce morality 57:32 END

Jul 102014
 

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Arnon Kaplansky

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 The Towers of Spite: Arnon Kaplansky – City of London candidate for mayor, incentive to run, The frustrating ‘Towers of Spite’, red tape and bureaucracy choking economy, personal history, infill development, looking up not out, bylaw compliance problem, student housing, fighting city hall, London City Planning Dept has no vision, Official Plan vs zoning bylaw, just saying no, a black day for the City of London
16:50 Political sprawl: public criticism of private effort, driving to bankruptcy, French Quarter signature building, 10-week bay window debate, a 25-year developing history, misuse of the planning process, from a smile to a frown – one sad consequence of city hall’s treatment, cows don’t complain, urban sprawl vs infill
30:05 Bureaucratic sprawl: Andres Duany’s Re-thinking urban sprawl, mix use planning, the Bag Lady vs the Locomotive, planners as managers, city should provide security and basic services at reasonable rates, Re-think plans and Visions – a hoax to spend taxpayer money, student dilemma, making affordable housing unaffordable
49:16 Urban Vision: Arnon Kaplansky’s vision for London, creative development 56:02 END

Jul 032014
 

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Digital Canada 150

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 When the sh*t hits the spam: CASL – Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation, by permission only, violations and enforcements, commercial electronic message, prior consent, exemptions, voice-messaging, e-mail, text messaging, social media, Four Horsemen of the Internet, Industry Canada, CRTC, Competition Bureau, Privacy Bureau, Harper delivers on the prostitution principle, spam definition
23:55 Digital Canada 150 years to lose our freedom: CRTC, Digital Canada 150, over half a billion dollars already committed, heritage, culture, official languages, emissions tests for your digital equipment, selective policing and enforcement, private lawsuits, passive vs active consent
32:15 Agenda 21 – Sustainable Communism: Lord Christopher Monckton, Agenda 21, an open conspiracy, United Nations’ environmental agenda for the 21st century, Earth Summit 1992, sustainable development, communism, fear of words, ignorance of history returning us to a totalitarian state, environmentalists of today are the communists of yesterday, same difference – communism and socialism, voting for servitude, Green Cross International, redistribute the wealth
46:26 Green Double-Cross International: evidence clear on side of free market, Agenda 21′s implicit goal is destruction, process of Agenda 21 – from international to local, making driving unattractive, mass transit schemes, Aboriginal status, environmental movement destroys environment, successfully destroying the West 59:09 END

Jun 262014
 

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Yada, Yada, Yada, Yada

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 A tough weak for Tim Hudak:
feedback, Hudak’s tough reality is a weak approach, representing interests – not the public, Liberals are the mob, compromising identity reduces voter choices, distinguishing oneself, PCs already are Liberals, Liberals moved into PC territory – not PCs who abandoned it, compromising principles to get elected, Peter Hudak and Tim Keating
12:16 Rugged collectivists: giving the public what it wants, attracting rugged individualists, political reality is left wing, Coyne’s advice – move toward a winning policy not a right one, radicalism vs extremism, radical is extreme, extreme is radical, temperament, muddled thinking towards muddled action
28:20 Adapting to political climate change: Consider the source – Michael Warren, climate change fear mongering, weather events – like rain and clouds, stopping the weather, global warming, no data to support view, Michael Warren’s gas emissions
45:45 Nothing to talk about: Glen Pearson has nothing to say, yada yada yada 56:39 END