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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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

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