May 052016
 

Chris Goodwin and Marc Emery

Topics:
00:03 Principals of Pot: breaking pot laws to change pot laws, redemptive experiences, life behind bars, a privileged life, the importance of loving parents, sentencing reform vs prison reform, the community of prisoners, prison morality, creating a state monopoly for pot
16:25 Arresting developments: dispensing pot in vapor lounges, complaint-driven laws, market demand for cannabis, competitive disadvantages, enforcement by whim, risks of going public, political motives, licensing wars, the black market is the free market, monopolies a secondary issue, state propaganda plans, distribution prohibitions, more punishments under legalization, political hypocrisy as the status quo, on the cusp of legalization, Uber issue like the pot issue
31:20 Civilly disobedient: facing jail for political activism, attracting attention, intellectual arguments as a follow-up, emotional symbols motivate, border-free Europe, border barbarians in North America, police intimidation, global developments on the cannabis front, European tobacco problem, absence of biological father as cause of addiction, fathers figure, playing the blame game, the virtue of classless societies
47:40 Fear factor: Tommy Chong’s prison redemption, normal and not normal people in prison, politics in general, Rand Paul, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, the coming global legalization of cannabis, legalizing all drugs, repeal activism, repealing unjust laws, branding the Prince of Pot, fear factor 59:42 END

Apr 282016
 

Think b4 u Send

Topics:
00:03 a True Hurtful Illegal Necessary Kind police warning: International Safer Internet Day Feb 9, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), T.H.I.N.K. Before You Send, emotional public response to thought police, the feminized OPP, the Rebel, journalism’s reaction to police warning, questions unasked, deja view news, the safety excuse
13:55 Right on the money: the Famous Five, the women on the face of money, bank note images, gender tokens, Trudeau’s pledge to place woman on Canadian bank note, earning the honour, names under consideration, Emily Carr, Laura Secord, Isabel Paterson, The God of the Machine, Agnes Macphail
26:20 Legalizing the new pot prohibition: the illusion of legalized marijuana, news commentaries on cannabis legalization, government monopolies for safety sake, prohibition still the rule, legality of actions, age restrictions and consent
43:20 Turtle injustice: trade barriers, Professor Anindya Sen’s pot proposals, international drug treaties, Mexico declares marijuana a human right, prohibition is force, prohibition of force 59:42 END

Apr 212016
 

Politica Map

Topics:

00:03 Teachers struck: feedback from Michael, blaming teachers for failing to teach reason, recognizing the good teachers, qualifying remarks, some teachers deserve to be bashed, praising the educators who earn it
11:50 Law of nations: national identity, nations as systems of law, changing national borders throughout history, cause of national identity crisis, secular laws vs theocratic laws, Donald Trump on national identity, borders are essential
26:20 Justin Trudeau’s mob Rule: democracy under attack by democrats, Liberal Party of Canada – the party with no memberships, Trudeau breaking Liberal tradition, Liberal movement – not party
43:35 Democratic myths and misses: Goldwin Emerson’s humanist democracy, the meaning of democracy, the meaning of majority rule, the meaning of people rule, voting myths and voting truths, role of political parties, the meaning of democratic equality, the human factor – reason 59:42 END

Apr 142016
 

Navier - Stokes

Topics:
00:03 The fluid dynamics of the climate debate: Navier-Stokes equation, long-held skepticism on ‘global warming’, climate change – a difficult study, no discussion on science or technicalities, journalist pop quiz, fluid dynamics, politics vs science, lack of knowledge in the discussion, banning the climate change discussion
16:50 Sounds foolish: Big Bang Theory – the TV show, Large Hadron collider, April Fools victim, songification, noting worlds’ end, mapping sound, every day an April Fools day on climate change, an effort to understand climate change, no experts in the field of the unknown, political obstruction to the serious study of climate change
31:30 Terrestrial extra: alone in the universe, questioning the questions about extra-terrestrial life, standards of life, probabilities of life in space, light-speed game, struggling for the truth of nature, conference on star formation, a positive answer, an amazing overwhelming universe with or without ET, no probability sample space, Graham’s number is bigger than google
48:45 Ether or: gravity wave confirmation, the two flavours of relativity, electromagnetic field, gravity has no charge, space medium and ether, medium is the electromagnetic field itself, invariance of equations 59:42 END

Apr 072016
 

Embrace Climate Change

Topics:
00:03 Tips and points on climate change: Climate Hope, climate change, antidote to CO2 terrorism, where’s the hope, human impact on climate, climate history, more CO2 needed – not less, relevancy of carbon dioxide content, tipping points, life as the planet’s modifier, science vs politics on climate change, media bias, creating a discussion, lack of balanced reporting
15:10 Assault on battery: the Jacobson Plan, total conversion to renewable energy, five sources of energy, batteries for energy storage, fossil fuel energy density, skyrocketing energy costs, Green Energy Act, the real cost and price of electricity, battery disposal and re-cycling
29:25 Venus fry trap: A Venus inferno for planet Earth, sister planet, envisioning the planet Venus, no similarities between Earth and Venus, a brief history of Venus and Earth, water vapour greenhouse effect on Venus, sequestered carbon, CO2 as consequence – not cause, Jurassic Period – the time of earth’s life
43:10 Nature to be commanded: natural changes, overcoming and controlling nature, man’s relationship to nature, the resiliency of life, agenda of wealth-redistribution, time perspective, Milankovitch Cycles, conditions of glaciation, the four predators 59:42 END

Mar 312016
 

Obama and Castro

Topics:
00:03 Dead capital-ism: feedback from Allan, capitalism as slavery, who are capitalists, Ayn Rand unread
07:45 Obama’s working theories: Barack Obama on capitalism and socialism, division between left and right as a debate, the Cuban ‘debate’ was a leftist revolution, dismissing the philosophical causes, selling pragmatism, dismissing intellectual arguments as grounds for action, what works as the standard of action, Cuban health care system, praising dictatorships, ends and means, moral basis of the market, market exclusions, Obama’s speech symbolizes the end of the American Dream, no longer leader of the free world
26:35 Brown’s Progressive Con: Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown, a conservative approach to the environment, when a tax is not a tax, taxing clean carbon dioxide emissions, carbonated politics, ‘revenue neutral’ is a scam, carbon pricing is a tax, being political while talking economics, redistributing the wealth
41:00 Conservative ex-tradition: voters as carbon copies of their politicians, continued faith in a conservatism that no longer exists, what Brown really means when saying ‘Climate change is a fact’, having the debate conservatives won’t have, why revenue neutrality only means higher taxes 59:42 END