Aug 282014
 

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UWO Gazette

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 Making book on the future: civilization’s basic books, cook book – science book – philosophy book, future prediction, ideas and consequences, ideas in history, unhindering inquiry into the nature of the universe
13:20 Idea-ology: power of the printed word, from the enlightenment to the present, preserving knowledge, paper vs data storage, cyberhumans, genetic engineering, utopian future vs bleak future
26:40 Western Gazette delivers – an apology: Western Gazette frosh issue, Megan Walker, Andy Oudman, owed an apology, calls for resignation and apologies, Megan Walker’s bizarre demands, Megan Walker’s call for censorship, O-Week Drinking Game article, disturbing reactions to satire and humour, Big Bang Theory Drinking Game rules
48:14 Froshing at the mouth: the Gazette articles that offended, how to date a teaching assistant, stalking on Facebook, drug advice, no sense of humour 53:07 END

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