Apr 172014
 

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Topics:
00:07 Ontario’s College of Trade Barriers: Ontario College of Trades, Jeff Yurek, Tim Hudak’s promise to scrap Ontario College of Trades, Trade barrier horror stories: Peter’s story, Doug’s story, Don’s story, Rich’s story, Brian’s story, Pete’s story, victims of trade barriers
16:45 Tory Story – Can you believe it? PC David Tsubouchi – Head of Ontario College of Trades, socialism-communism-fascism, PC Garfield Dunlop supports grandfathering College of Trades in, College of Teachers brought in by PCs
27:30 College discipline – We’re fine if you’re fined: Ontario College of Trades – from the horse’s mouth, ‘joining’ the college, fines and penalties apply to non-’members’ as well, complaints and discipline, the public interest
40:35 Ontario College of Trades: Guild fascism: guilds, guild socialism, guild fascism, Ontario College of Trades, implied contract with public, medieval origins of guilds, tax-grab, not a ‘mistake’ but a crime 54:58 END

Apr 102014
 

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Star Trek Continues

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 Party’s over, Québécois:
Partie Québécois lose Quebec election, Canada – better off without Quebec?, Napoleonic Code, political tribalism, “blame it on the ethnics…”, Quebec minority separatists, cultural and language barriers, Crimea and Russia, terms of succession, Canada’s value to Quebec?, constitutional protections
13:47 Principle – People – Party – Politics – Power: Feedback: Simon O’Riordan, avoiding the mass movement phenomenon, pragmatism and compromise vs principle, political parties, Freedom Party, voting, setting out party positions in advance
25:35 Where man has gone before… Star Trek Continues: two thumbs up for Star Trek Continues, Michael Forrest as Apollo, Vic Mignogna as William Shatner as Captain Kirk, Pilgrim of Eternity, sacrifice as benefit, acts of kindness, Classic Star Trek connections – actors old and new, Lolani
52:08 Fanning the Star Trek passion: fans re-creating Star Trek episodes, embracing humanity and human kindness, fans and actors, entertainment professionals, Vic Mignogna, raising funds to produce Star Trek fan episodes, Star Trek Renegades 57:53 END

Apr 032014
 

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Child Voting

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 Ontario’s unholy trinity of destruction: Ontario election?, trinity of progressives, Ontario’s Liberal-Progressive Conservative-New Democratic Party of sameness, electoral disconnect between voters and politicians, Freedom Party, lazy voters – giving up on voting, blame the intellectuals in our universities and colleges, disintegrated education models
14:25 Demographic democracy – our polarized voting future: GUEST: Paul McKeever, “drama” in the Ontario legislature, Pierre Trudeau, Generation ‘X’ vs Generation ‘Y’, the majority doesn’t vote, Ontario’s changing demographics – from the ‘making’ age to the ‘taking’ age, an expensive future – if you don’t vote to protect yourself, voting schisms, when you’re 64, hard times ahead in Ontario
29:46 Minority Report: the few rule the many: GUEST: Paul McKeever, independent candidates vs party candidates, political parties, the non-voting majority has the power, having courage to be the first, the neighbour who’s robbing you, government is about governing – not wealth redistribution, agent of un-civility, political representation is a two-way street
43:07 The purpose of government is…: GUEST: Paul McKeever, official brain dead policy, Progressive Conservative Ernie Eves: “the purpose of government is to redistribute wealth”, Ernie Eves’ legacy in the current gas plant scandal, electricity price cap, creating an affordable demand for electricity in Ontario, Toronto vs Ontario, brief history of Progressive Conservative Party, big issues – small issues, incandescent light bulb ban, getting off the hydro grid 57:25 END

Mar 272014
 

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Topics:
00:07 : Parallel Contradictions – Science’s quantum dilemma: gravitational waves, big bang theory, multiverses, sloppy language of science, fundamental truths of science, quantum physics, theoretical models vs reality, computer models, mathematical models, no validation of evidence, membrane theory, theories that defy reason, universe concepts at odds with reality, time and dimensions
15:44 : Universal strings of theories that lead to the dumb hypothesis: great sci-fi theories and TV shows, uncertainty principle, probability, Dr. Leonard Peikoff, The DIM Hypothesis on the Uncertainty Principle, Disintegration-Integration-Misintegration, perversion of language in science, intentions and science, looking back into time, imagination and creativity in science serves a purpose but…
31:22 : From Prohibition to Monopoly – Pot Laws going to pot: Canada’s drug law strategy, drug prohibition, drug monopoly, medicinal pot, Medical Marijuana Access Program (MMAP), Health Canada, Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR), unintended consequences, black market, looser pot laws on horizon, medical marijuana court injunction, commercial pot grow-ops, Cheech and Chong
48:26 :Breaking the ‘recreational’ pot myth: quantum politics?, recreational vs medicinal cannabis, caffeine-nicotine-alcohol as recreational drugs, government monopolies on vice, real intentions, regulated drugs, organized crime 59:27 END

Mar 202014
 

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Outhouse Tipping

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 Unintended consequences… : unintended consequences, intentions, flat fee health care reform worse than before, unforeseen consequences of purposeful action, Adam Smith, Robert K Merton, intending social change, positive-negative-opposite consequences, unintended consequence of tipping the outhouse, Weeping consequences over the willow, coach’s rules
14:50 …With the best of intentions: Perry Spencer’s unintended chocolate discovery, DDT, Rachel Carson – The Silent Spring, unintended consequence of the DDT ban, unintended consequence of zero tolerance policies, unanticipated consequences of Terry Fox’s marathon run
28:28 Best on intentions: John Macmurray: philosophy, action, intentions, consequences through time, thought, knowledge, future-present-past, good vs evil, moral vs immoral, right vs wrong
42:20 Past, present, and futile: the determined, the existent, the indeterminate, time, causality, human action, intention, philosophy vs science, political left and right, community 55:57 END

Mar 132014
 

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Shackles

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 Black and White views on Christians and Slavery: religion’s role in slavery, the Christian context in slavery, Noah’s curse, slavery’s history in a broader context, no concept of ‘person’ in past, story of Shyima Hall
12:51 Humanity’s inhumane history: Slaves to slavery: story of Shyima Hall, the word: slavery, slavery is the ownership of human beings as chattel, a brief history of slavery, the end of slavery, slavery continues today, slavery’s brief history in the United States, freedom as a moral standard, colour-blind slavery, slavery as part of social structure, fallacies of slavery
33:04 Democratic Deficit: De-mocking democracy: voters giving up on politicians, fixing the voting process, freedom and capitalism before democracy, voting for slavery, majority rule vs governing, force is what is governed
44:39 We’re having a party! – a political party: Ombudsman complaint in London Ont, party politics at city hall, democracy with adjectives, socialism is not governance but criminality made legal 57:58 END

Mar 062014
 

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Putin's Ukraine

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07: Ukraine: Starving to discover capitalism and freedom: Israel Truth Week, Ukraine crisis, personal connection to Ukraine: Maximilian Hillinger, Krivoy Rog (Krivojrog), Russian legacy, Ayn Rand, the continuing politics of mass starvation, beware of Putin, democracy
16:16: Putin Elects to use force: the myth of Democracy in Ukraine: Russian troops in Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovich, events leading to the crisis, Ukraine’s ethnic quagmire, narrow concepts of liberal democracy, ethnic division, language laws, no democracy but mob rule, Brussels or Moscow
33:18: Democratic Deficit: the myth of democracy in London Ontario: Municipolitics, civic engagement, London X, citizen participation, Rob Ford, politics, government, political parties, voting
46:12: Creative debating on creation: creationism vs evolution, religion, God, atheism, the supreme being, existence and non-existence, knowledge, reality, morality, choice, Calvin Smith, belief in non existence, no debate possible on creation 58:30 END

Feb 272014
 

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Topics:
00:07: What’s killing American health care? Guest: Rituparna Basu (Ayn Rand Institute), health care contrasts: Canada and United States, American health insurance, no health care free market in America, Obamacare (Affordable Care Act), WWII wage and price controls, tax advantage through employer health insurance, disease killing American health care, single-payer health care, Canadians using American health care system, Canada Health Act, universal health care
13:34: What’s killing Canadian health care? Conservative Party history of socialized medicine in Canada, fear of defending free market health care, individual right to not be his ‘brother’s keeper’, ethics of socialized health care, universal health care vs helping the poor, affording expensive health care, getting real value for your health care dollars, long history of controlling health care in America, fascism or socialism, confusing health care with its financing, socialized medicine ok for ‘health care’ not for sick care
28:12: From socialized medicine to socialism: Canada already socialized, freedom needed to improve health care, stifling innovation through government control, all progress made possible by human minds working to succeed, health care insurance or just free health care?, free market rewards the right behaviours, Americans and Canadians: foreign perceptions of each other’s health care system, a doctor ‘brain drain’?
44:02: Personal pain – Universal sufferage: Tommy Douglas, public resistance to private health care options, United Kingdom’s National Health Service set as Canada’s ideal, suffering together – no dignity in suffering, state rationing in health care 54:51 END

Feb 202014
 

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Elementary

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 Sherlock Holmes: A real character: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes copyright expiry, Chicago copyright decision on character vs story, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Holmes, Elementary
12:15 Some Elementary philosophical contradictions: Elementary with Johnny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, Elementary’s philosophical confusion, Ayn Rand, moral relativism, black and white vs grey, Aristotle, invisible hand of the market
32:53 Olympic Olym-picks: Olympic controversies, scoring competitions, Olympic memories, Olympic politics, $50 billion Sochi Olympics, amateur athlete, performance enhancing drugs
48:47 Political games or athletic games?: opportunity for protest, Islamists, security costs, 1936 German Olympics, Jessie Owens, opening ceremonies, spectacle, athlete or country?, collective pride, political wrapper or sports wrapper? 58:15 END