Mar 262015
 

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Choice

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 The militant atheist? Conrad Black vs the militant atheist, using logic to justify faith, God as creator, God as standard of good, HL Mencken vs the militant theist, time and infinity, atheism is not a philosophy
14:15 Capital’s real Isms: capital is not an ism, claiming victims of capitalism, conservatism’s impotent defense of capitalism or freedom, misrepresenting capitalism as slavery
31:55 The choice: Paul McKeever, Ayn Rand or status quo, ad hominim attacks against Ayn Rand, Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism, rationality as the highest virtue
40:55 Just plain silly: right or wrong vs good or evil, silly asertion, arbitrary claims, insanity label is a judgement, Progressive Conservative moral and political record, Freedom Party moral standard, immoral Christian influences on the law, philosophy requires effort, faith is effortless, Objectivism unjustly vilified 57:17 END

 

Mar 192015
 

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dollars cents

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 Ignorance is strength: redefining terms of the debate, political debate, redefining words, Orwellian tactics, progressive goal is ignorance, freedom, general welfare, niggardly slur, from rape to sexual assault, progressive language agenda, prostitute, whore, gypsy, exclusion of man, fisherman to fisher, actress to actor, womyn, changing public mind set and attitudes, gay, homosexual
12:55 Watch your language! changing language standards, retarded to slow to challenged to gifted, crippled to handicapped to special needs, beyond Orwellian, hidden insults in political correctness, fear of offending, Oriental to Asian, Merry Christmas to Seasons Greetings, spelling of words, center and centre, Webster’s political spelling, language sovereignty, plow vs plough, alternative spelling system, ignorance is strength
30:20 Crook-ed thinking about capitalism: keeping capitalism unknown, Glen Pearson, Mark Carney, World Economic Summit, inequality in world’s wealth, economic capital vs social capital, economic inequity – good and bad, collective ownership is communism, market fundamental
45:00 Hydro just One: Ontario’s electricity monopoly, from Ontario Hydro to Hydro One, private monopoly vs public monopoly, profit motive, power at cost, profit is production, peak electricity rates to rise, saving money through price increases, illusion of monopolized choice
59:31 END

  

Mar 122015
 

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Triune

 
 
 
 

Topics: 00:07 Out of focus – the allure of the irrational: thinking about thinking, paradoxes, focus on the meaning, contradiction means a nothing, meaninglessness, stands to reason, logic and reason, thinking requires effort and focus, being out of focus, laziness, immorality, rationality is morality, faith vs trust, concept formation
12:50 Ill logic: contradiction, irrationality in theoretical physics, irrational politics, irrational climate change theories, from the innocent to the criminal, processes of reason, scientific process, ele-mental logic
27:00 Contradiction’s contradictions: contradictions in fiction, real contradictions, Star Trek’s Odo and changelings, the impossibility of rock-ness, feedback from Doug, Star Trek contradictions
41:55 Very superstitious: Green Acres – contradiction as humour, H.L. Mencken’s rational superstitions, fabricating meanings to avoid understanding, contradictory capitalisms, concepts and civilizations, H.L. Mencken’s guardians of civilization 56:45 END

  

Mar 052015
 

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Spock

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 Leonard Nimoy’s Legacy: death of Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek, Mr Spock, art and culture, Anne Francis, stories and legacies, a brief review of Leonard Nimoy’s career, pop culture, William Shatner
16:10 On death and immortality: Leonard Nimoy, Peter Falk, actor vs character, H L Mencken, death, immortality, cultural progress, William Shatner back as Kirk, afterlife
29:50 Art’s affecting effect: William Shatner’s epiphany, Star Trek affecting others, affecting culture, multi-racial vs multi-cultural, legislation – education – art, culture clashes, affecting the future after life, Star Trek – the philosophical frontier
42:00 So what’s your story? connecting the dots between facts and events, London’s Strategic Plan 237, affirmative hiring, Maureen Cassidy, the twelve words, gender politics, using numbers to distract from the story 55:48 END

Feb 262015
 

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Affirmative Consent

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 Shady Characters – Cosby’s accusers: Bill Cosby lawsuit, a review of Cosby’s accusers, Lachele Covington, Shawn Brown, Carla Ferrigno, Joyce Emmons, Chloe Goins, Beth Ferrier, Cidra Ladd, Kathrine McKee, attorney Gloria Allred, women now empowered
17:15 Thirty-three shades of one allegation: more Cosby accusers, Linda Brown, Lise-Lotte Lublin, Tamara Green, Linda Joy Traitz, Therese Serignese, patterns of allegation, patterns of complainants
30:20 Fifty shades of grey – bound to consent: Fifty Shades of Grey, feminist protests, bondage, consent, legal definition of consent
39:40 Two shades of black and white – consent vs affirmative consent: Freedom Party red alert on redefinition of consent in Ontario Curriculum, ‘yes’ does not always mean consent, children knowing vs understanding, affirmative consent, political monopolies, state education 53:20 END

Feb 192015
 

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Salim Mansur

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 Seeking coherence on Islamist incoherence: Bill C-51, Canada’s role in Iraq, ISIS, Operation Impact, understanding the middle-east, transformation of Europe, 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, Just Right provides the proper discussion, are we at war, scales of war in history, a rational response with a rational explanation, armies and ideas in conflict, ISIS is a state in formation, containment
18:00 This is their fight: Who is winning the war, containment means that this is their fight, religion or governance, Is Bill C-51 a War Measures Act, conflicting cultures, science vs politics, 20th century Chinese revolution, emergence of democratic institutions, Islam in a massive theocratic upheaval, values of liberal democracy
32:00 Shifting attitudes: High-speed internet current events news, court decision on face coverings during citizenship oaths, public ahead of the government, confusing religion with cultural customs, Sharia law, Indian Supreme Court decision, protecting belief but not practice, white man’s guilt and self-loathing
43:40 Elitist disconnect: Charlie Hebdo, Muslims not in agreement with terrorist actions, sleeper cells and fifth columns, some unknown facts about the Charlie Hebdo killings, French colonial guilt, distorted the view of liberal, back to the collective, away from reason, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, Koran says no compulsion in religion, selling arms to Saudi Arabia 56:58 END