Nov 032016
 

Obamacare Toe Tag

OBAMAdon’tCARE – If You’re Sick
Does Donald Trump care?

With an “average” increase of 25% in health care insurance premiums slated for Americans under Obamacare next year (2017), the inconvenient truth about Obama’s government imposed health care “insurance” plan is this: Obamacare was a scheme designed for those who care more about votes than about health.

Back in Canada, the folly of state monopoly health care in the province of Ontario is becoming increasingly visible as more and more Ontarians begin to publicly tell their stories about their personal health care experiences within the state imposed system.

Ontario’s once gold-plated “Ontario Health Insurance Plan” (OHIP) is now dysfunctional and stretched beyond serviceable limits. In Ontario today, OHIP has become “O NO HIP Replacements” for months or years on end.

Donald Trump has called Canada’s single payer health care system “a disaster,” and as Canadians living in the heart of socialized health care country, we regret that we must agree with Mr. Trump on this count. Continue reading »

Mar 032016
 

White Slave

Topics:
00:15 Capitalism or slavery: capitalism vs slavery, freedom, savagery, born consumers, demands of production, political drift towards slavery, Thomas Sowell on the reality of slavery’s history
20:15 History’s unique event – the rise of capitalism: capitalism gone off the rails, feedback on capitalism, capitalism as the objective – not a means to something else, capitalists vs capitalism, profits, prices, losses, life without effort, capitalism as the ideal moral condition
43:10 A majority for slavery: voting does change things, getting government to act in the best interest of the people, voting for things you’re against, political parties as the source for change, government as force, the immorality of slavery, the immorality of forced collectivism
52:20 Rationalizing rationing: rationed health care – dead patients, intolerable conditions of Ontario’s socialized hospital care 59:42 END

Jun 112015
 

Andrew Bernstein

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 Ego, ergo no go: resistance to Objectivism, progressive vs progress, making the case for capitalism, dominant moral code of altruism, abysmal record of socialism, confused views of altruism, values of pursuing self-interest
14:30 Philosophy’s course: course of philosophy, absorbing philosophy vs learning philosophy, being overwhelmingly positive through truth, open immigration, welfare state is the problem, moral case against welfare state
38:16 Objectivism’s class act: Atlas Shrugged, putting Ayn Rand’s books into schools, Obamacare, socialized health care, disappearance of independent thinking, legacies of Marxism, moral and economic ignorance, regulating the doctors – and profit, competition required, America is a mixed economy, stimulating demand restricting supply creates high prices
40:45 A war on drug prohibition: a case for ending drug prohibition, ethics of using recreational drugs, supporting a war on drugs without prohibition, transforming the political/legal battle into a moral/philosophical battle, virtues of clean living, lowering the homicide rates, juvenile reactions to legalizing drugs, paradoxical truths
55:25 END

Feb 122015
 

Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 Astro-logic about life on other worlds: imagining a galaxy teeming with life, Bode’s law, exo-planet systems, habitable planets in the millions, not necessarily earth-like, Bode’s flaws, stable planetary systems, habitable zones around red and yellow dwarf stars, lack of metalicity, the Goldilock’s principle
12:50 Vacuous notions on vaccinations: the anti-vaccine controversy, role of the internet, fears of vaccines as a cause of autism are unfounded, finding conspiracies in the face of contrary evidence, fallibility of science, science is self-skeptical, Kant and Plato, government and medical business
29:15 Capital schisms on capitalism: science and capitalism, conference – Capitalism in today’s society, only one form of capitalism, socialism, the mixed-economy myth, why capitalism is losing the political war against it, Adam Smith and the invisible hand
44:40 Discovery, not invention: Conrad Black’s pragmatic defense of capitalism, concealing capitalism’s definition, socialists in capitalist clothing, discovering capitalism, capitalism is a moral system – not an economic system 56:52 END

Feb 272014
 

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Topics:
00:07: What’s killing American health care? Guest: Rituparna Basu (Ayn Rand Institute), health care contrasts: Canada and United States, American health insurance, no health care free market in America, Obamacare (Affordable Care Act), WWII wage and price controls, tax advantage through employer health insurance, disease killing American health care, single-payer health care, Canadians using American health care system, Canada Health Act, universal health care
13:34: What’s killing Canadian health care? Conservative Party history of socialized medicine in Canada, fear of defending free market health care, individual right to not be his ‘brother’s keeper’, ethics of socialized health care, universal health care vs helping the poor, affording expensive health care, getting real value for your health care dollars, long history of controlling health care in America, fascism or socialism, confusing health care with its financing, socialized medicine ok for ‘health care’ not for sick care
28:12: From socialized medicine to socialism: Canada already socialized, freedom needed to improve health care, stifling innovation through government control, all progress made possible by human minds working to succeed, health care insurance or just free health care?, free market rewards the right behaviours, Americans and Canadians: foreign perceptions of each other’s health care system, a doctor ‘brain drain’?
44:02: Personal pain – Universal sufferage: Tommy Douglas, public resistance to private health care options, United Kingdom’s National Health Service set as Canada’s ideal, suffering together – no dignity in suffering, state rationing in health care 54:51 END

Feb 132014
 

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Topics:
02:54 : Bitcoin or bitcon? Bitcoin, Canadian Federal Budget, online currencies, Satoshi Nakamoto, volatility of Bitcoin, to each his own, fiat currencies, money laundering, government control of currencies, inflation
16:34 : Health Scare: No patience with patients Andrew Brannon, Freedom Party of Ontario, health care, the needs of the community vs the needs of patients, hospital planning based on community needs, hospital funding, patients needs are subordinated to political power, endless hospital planning studies, profit and loss, influence by pressure groups like ONA and RNAO, the separation of health care and the state, as your economics is sick so is your health care
34:10 : No bread, just circuses: London’s growing white elephant collection Check your premises – The Monument Builders – Ayn Rand, The Normal School purchase, YMCA, It’s not their money, Performing Arts Centre, Celebration Centre, Grand Theatre, Centennial Hall, opportunity for our elected mis-representatives, population threshold for the arts
51:25 : Sadder, Budweiser Budweiser Gardens a failure not a success, JLC, Orlando Zamprognia said it all before, perpetual debt on white elephants, clash of visions 57:09 : End