Jun 302016
 

Nigel Farage

Have the British people, by rejecting membership in the European Union, created a darker or brighter future for Britain? Our first impressions of the post-‘Brexit‘ European Union will no doubt not be our last.

As the British exit from the political EU, there’s no reason why an economic union cannot continue to be part of Britain’s future relationship with Europe – a union under free trade. If there is opposition to that kind of relationship, it will likely come from Brussels, as Nigel Farage stated so boldly before the EU this past Tuesday. All expectations about the EU’s future have yet to be confirmed or proven incorrect, as the story continues to unfold.

Meanwhile, back in Canada, the Liberal plan for Cannabis Legalization is well under way, as police conduct raids on Toronto cannabis dispensaries, charging operators and employees with ‘trafficking’ offences. Many of these dispensaries had freely been operating for years as cannabis vapor lounges, tolerated under the previous Conservative government, which had no plans to ‘legalize’ cannabis. Continue reading »

Jun 232016
 

This my rifle...

GUNS CONTROL
The Constitution of the United States of America
AMENDMENT II (1791)
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
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The tyranny which the Second Amendment was written to guard against can be seen forming quite clearly in the actions and goals of Democrats today. They’re gunning for guns, an agenda Democrats have worked towards since long before the tragic event in Orlando last week.

Consider it an object lesson in objects: While the left wails about the objects (weapons) used by criminals and terrorists, it refuses to acknowledge how it contributes to the conditions that make such events what some are now calling “the new normal.” But there’s nothing ‘normal’ about what happened in Orlando last week. Continue reading »

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

Oct 012015
 

Uber

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 Voting in good conscience: voting dilemmas, voting on principle, feedback on voting dilemma, voting preferences and priorities, power of a moral argument, moral leadership, Marc Emery Prince of Pot, effecting democratic change
18:35 The lesser of evils: political legacies, weakening one’s own position through compromise, dangers of a single issue focus, the voter’s real choice, justifying your vote
39:10 Questionable motives: motives reconsidered, Ontario Bill 53 Protecting Passenger Safety Act, feedback on Uber, chaos vs freedom, good law vs bad law
54:25 Uber – Same tale of two cities: feedback on Uber, Toronto-London comparison, taxi licence rental, taxi plate ownership, Section 232 of Municipal Act, taxi monopoly costs to drivers, influx of drivers and riders, pricing as market mechanism 1:01:26 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