Sep 252014
 

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James Foley Beheading

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 State of obedience: Guest: Salim Mansur, ISIS – Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, sources of political legitimacy, fragmentation of the Middle-East, the Great War (WW1), the Fertile Crescent, historical perspective, living memories, Christianity and Islam, Scottish identity, Ottoman Empire, source of obedience, why do people obey, the two constitutions, from five empires to Britain and France, Japan’s imposed constitution, a good life, sense of shame, sense of pride and achievement, India as a product of the British empire
15:00 Modern Muslims in crISIS: Bill Warner, people vs beliefs, history lesson, Palestine was the Jews, Jesus Christ, Roman empire, message of personal ethics, there is one God, multiculturalism, sinews of liberal democracy now corrupt, theocracy and politics, the historical struggle and the coming of the new sciences, Martin Luther, ISIS and Islam, role of religion, Islamic theocrats, religion must be personal, collapse of the Ottoman empire, modern Muslims are the first victims, a question of authority
31:52 ISIS – Mere anarchy let loose upon the world: The West’s obligation to intervene in the mid-east, values or utilitarianism, collapse of liberal democracy, freedom as the history of the West, cultural identity, anarchy let loose, Chinese revolutions, India the Crown Jewel, India as the world’s largest democracy, political structure, secular authoritarians, Western powers helping theocrats instead of secular leaders, ISIS is the second coming of Saudi Arabia, Muslims Facing Tomorrow, fear in a free country, the Mosque is theocracy, multiculturalism and political correctness
46:07 Transformation crISIS: The West’s role in the mid-east, imposing a constitution, Japan transformed, the West transformed, Rome transformed, we have degraded ourselves, Western world has lost its identity, multiculturalism must be refuted, a call for liberal democracy, our globalized world, quarantine the middle east, containment policy, West embraces the theocrats, tipping point was not 9/11 but Iran in 1979, the world of nation states 57:59 END

Sep 182014
 

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United Nations

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 Yes, but he can’t win:
London municipal election, can’t get elected, expanded candidate base for municipal elections, creating an informed electorate, choosing the right candidate, voter fear of change, media calls the shots, opinion polls move the media, London Free Press candidate coverage
15:30 Municipal politics – replacing the rules with opinions: Ontario Ombudsman and Billy Ts, Professor Andrew Sancton, Fanshawe College – Kingsmills scandal, Janette MacDonald, Downtown London, BIA expansion into Richmond Row, BIA million dollar gift to Fanshawe College, defining and measuring success, how Budweiser Gardens drains millions of dollars out of London
32:20 BIA agenda – out of bounds: Janette MacDonald, Downtown London, BIA expansion into Richmond Row, BIAs are not merchant associations, BIAs are funded by taxpayers, selling the lie about BIAs, BIAs are a burden on all
43:35 The United Nations – Collectivism’s global voice: United Nations (UN), Russia’s invasion of Georgia, UN becoming irrelevant, United Nations degeneration of purpose – from goal of peacekeeper to becoming a world government, climate change, bio fuel instead of food, planned consequence, UN proposal to ban e-cigarettes, UN created for world peace – not world government 57:46 END

Sep 112014
 

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Teaching Johnny to Think

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 A call to prohibit drug prohibition: Global Commission on Drug Policy, United Nations, proposal to decriminalize all drugs, the King of Pot, Jimmy Cournoyer, Prince of Pot, Marc Emery returns to Canada
15:45 Political pot shots? Or practical strategy? Jodie Emery, Liberal Party of Canada, principle and politics, all political parties break promises, left and right, philosophical vulnerability of Liberal Party, NDP, Thomas Mulcair and cannabis decriminalization, contradictions between objectives and strategies, the missing debate
32:30 Why Johnny is Bored and Confused: teaching problems in the schools, Teaching Johnny To Think by Leonard Peikoff, teaching facts at the perceptual level, teaching at a conceptual level, integrated vs disintegrated model of schooling, disintegration, misintegration, integration through objective teaching
44:45 Teaching Johnny to Think: five theories of education, classical theory, socialization theory, child centered theory, moral behavioural theory, cognitive theory, intrinsic vs subjective theories of cognition, objective theory of cognition, systematic process, reading, writing, arithmetic, mathematics, history, science, literature, little or no hope in public school system 55:22 END

Sep 042014
 

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366_Megan_Waliker_168x100

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 Prude police: Frosh week, Western Gazette, Megan Walker, moral guardian, media reactions to Gazette Frosh edition, Robyn Urback, Andrew Lawton, the prude police
17:25 Culturing a rape culture: Frosh week chants, modesty, Megan Walker, crying rape, redefining rape to advance feminist agendas
32:58 Feminist myths and misses: Christina Hoff Sommers, feminism, feminist myths, poverty, slavery, domestic violence, sexual assault
48:55 NOTO NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Ukraine, Canada’s commitment to NATO, NATO as a cause for the next world war, Treaty of Brussels, principles of mutual defence 55:42 END

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