DMS 043 – The other side of the coin

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Jan 132019
 

Are the symbols, artwork, and historic figures that appear on our money always appropriate to the medium? Or do some serve a sinister purpose? Those are just two of the broader questions considered by Danielle and Robert as they reflect on what appears to be more of Justin Trudeau’s political ‘virtue signaling’ on Canada’s currency.

While few would contest the various social advancements that occurred in Canada with regard to racial and sexual issues, they are certainly not unique to this country, nor do they represent the essentials on which the country is based.

Though seemingly only symbolic, the numerous changes to Canadian currency reflect a certain lack of respect for the principles upon which the country was founded. Canada’s essential history is being subtly re-written to destroy the political substance of the nation, and to advance a ‘social history’ based on the current victim culture narrative.

There is a lacking sense of permanence to Canadian currency; it has a ‘disposable look’ and – inflation aside – seems to be treated as such by the Canadian government. As they say, ‘just follow the money,’ though in this case doing so reveals a vision of a planned socialist future, not of a historic past. Fiat money should reflect the geographic (jurisdiction) and political identity (uniting purpose) of a nation, not the propaganda of a given day. Continue reading »

Video – Capitalism vs The United Nations – The Story of Bangladesh

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Jan 092019
 

The failure of the United Nations model of aiding developing countries by doling out money to their governments has failed because it is a top-down model of wealth distribution not unlike the model used, with no success, by the former Soviet Union.

Bangladesh, once called a “basket case” by Henry Kissinger, suffered the same fate as every other country where the government received foreign aid. The aid never reached the people most in need of it.

Nobel Peace Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus of Grameen Bank has demonstrated that micro-lending directly to the people is the best way to break the cycle of poverty. His bottom-up model of capitalism is the success story that is modern Bangladesh.

Salim Mansur, Professor Emeritus of Western University tells the story of that once war-torn and poverty stricken country and how one man, Muhammad Yunus turned it into a prospering nation.

498 – Venezuela’s incredible dread machine / His story – Marc Emery, The Prince of Pot

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Mar 302017
 

Venezuean bread line

Turns out there’s little difference between a country “going to pot,” and one not allowing free market sales of pot. To prove the point, two seemingly unrelated recent events in two different parts of the world have demonstrated that when it comes to crony politics, state monopolies, and greedy politicians, every country has its share.

In Venezuela, people lined the streets to buy bread from their local private bakeries. Now the bread lines are gone because the bakeries are gone, declared illegal by Venezuela’s socialist government that has chosen to distribute the bread via its state monopoly.

In Canada, people lined the streets to buy cannabis at private dispensaries. Now the lines are gone because the dispensaries are gone, declared illegal by Canada’s crony-influenced government that has chosen to restrict and monopolize cannabis distribution.

To most, Canada’s current “pot sales crisis” naturally pales when compared to Venezuela’s “bread sales crisis.” After all, a shortage of food merits far greater urgency than does a restricted market in cannabis, especially when runaway inflation is part of the crisis. Continue reading »

488 – For the love of money / Freedom: The unknown ideal

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Jan 192017
 

capitalism

FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY – FOR THE LOVE OF LIFE: “Tyranny of the rich?” That’s rich! But it’s a common belief among those who have a limited understanding (or outright dislike) of capitalism and what that word truly represents.

“Capitalism is slavery,” is another epistemological contradiction that is often heard in the blind rage against the singular economic system that is the very opposite of slavery.

Or maybe you’ve heard these before: “Capitalists prey on the poor” or “The love of money is the root of all evil.”

These are, of course, demonstrable falsehoods. Yet many accept these bromides as truths. To be able to counter these tragic misunderstandings (or to discover sinister intentions), one must be intellectually and morally armed against them.

On today’s Just Right, you’ll hear our response to these and many more similar bromides that lead to tragic outcomes when practiced as truths. Continue reading »

450 – The THINK police / Women on money / Legalizing the new pot prohibition

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Apr 282016
 

Think b4 u SendTopics:
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

426 – Campus of the damned / The failure of success

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Nov 122015
 

Village of the DamnedTopics:
00:03 Campus blahs: Yale campus disturbance, inter-cultural affairs committee letter on Halloween costumes, theory vs practice
13:10 Progressive deformity: zero tolerance for free speech on campus, John Dewey, Ayn Rand’s Comprachicos,deformity for political suppression, disconnecting the mind from reality through progressive education, anti-cognition as the standard of education, from structure and discipline to chaos and disorder, student activists as the modern comprachicos, abandonment of reason in favour of force
28:25 The failure of success: Harry Dent’s great re-set, predicting economic crashes, engineered destruction of capitalism in America, David Stockman, ‘Irrational Economics Summit’, government enterprises as successful failures
40:50 The success of failure: the economic re-set, no political re-set, inflation’s attractions, irrational fears of deflation, the relativity of inflation, quantitative easing, recognizing the crisis, system of socialism vs conditions of capitalism, ends and means 55:18 : END — promo to 59:42

407 – It’s all Greek to me

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Jul 022015
 

Jason and the Argonauts

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 It’s all Greek to me – from philosophy to crisis: Greece’s debt default, Greek referendum, issues in bailout deal
14:10 Shared roots, different branches – Europeans and the Greeks: Ancient Greece, discovery of philosophy, slavery, history of Europe’s relationship with Greece, Greece’s options, symbolism of inclusion, psychological issues
27:00 Greece’s unhealthy health care philosophy: Greece as a bad example to the rest of the world, Greek health care crisis, Greek prescription drug crisis, Greek currency crisis, no European recovers, beware of Italy
45:40 The Greek gods – religiously secular: Greek mythology and legends, separation of the heavens and earth, not religion but a story, Jason and the Argonauts (2000), the Greek gods, reason as the weapon to resist the gods
59:51 END