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


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

399 – Cash flow / Fiddling with tradition

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May 072015



00:07 Prescription for description: symbolism and abstractions, market mechanism, water flow as a market analogy, prescriptive vs descriptive laws, law of supply and demand, law of gravity, natural gravitation, social gravitation, profit and loss, natural vs unnatural
18:55 Smart economy – smart phone: rationing, artificial pricing, economy as best deal for lowest price, technology, smart economy, smart phones, flow of capital and cash
30:25 Traditional Harmonies: social harmony, family, social bonds, fellowship, voluntary co-operation, common culture, changing tradition, force strains social bonds, discomfort and upheaval of change
39:40 Trading Traditions: John Macmurray on traditions, religion as organized shared world views, family, fellowship, capacity for reflection, religion and the fellowship of communion, continuity of culture through time, nature worship and intentionality, shared rituals, common intentions through representation, creating a persistent vision of community, breaking with tradition, traditions maintained by mutual consent, loss of tradition accompanied by loss of knowledge, when traditions fail 57:30 END

375 – Guest: Keith Weiner – Founder: Gold Standard Institute USA

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Nov 062014

Keith Weiner


GUEST: Keith Weiner – Gold Standard Institute USA
00:07 Fools about gold? challenging assumptions about gold, returning to the gold standard, a moral issue, printing fiat money, legal tender laws, capital gains tax, forced to hoard gold and silver, prohibition of gold ownership, 1929-1933 history
15:15 Not just a marginal issue: marginal utility – what makes gold different, the value of gold, cornering the silver market, human inventory of gold and silver, money supply and prices, observation vs theory, Gold Standard movement’s tragic mistake – focusing on prices, wealthy at risk
32:25 Militantly indifferent: price of gold, gold standard, Coinage Act 1792, no price of gold before 1971, extinguishing debt, why debt accumulates, resistance to the gold standard, what is really wrong with the dollar,
45:00 From paper to gold: Ludwig von Mises, Milton Friedman, central planning of money, from ending slavery to ending prohibition, the destruction of capital, falling rate of interest, fiat victims – retirees and unemployed 57:38 END

347 – The middle has no class / Political snake oil / Toronto 4/20

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Apr 242014

The Middle Class


00:07 The middle has no class: the middle class, government protecting the middle class, free enterprise, success, lowering standard of living, government spending cuts, protecting the middle class – from government, classless society, College of Trades, Obama’s reign of error, job creation, inflation, money supply
17:35 Reign of error? government mistakes, gold, Sparta, inflation, tripling of US money supply, cut in wages, standard of living, government pensions, snake oil, nice people
30:35 Kathleen Wynne’s leadersh*t leadership: Kathleen Wynne vs NDP and PC, unions, labour, College of Trades, Wynne’s proposed partnership – government-business – government-labour, Ontario budget and election, technology and the internet, economic history of the automobile, creation of wealth and high wages
48:10 Catch A Fire: Toronto 4/20: Toronto 4/20, Vapor Central, London 4/20, policing pot events 55:53 END

337 – Bitcoin or bitcon? / Society vs the patient / Bread & circuses / Sadder Budweiser

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Feb 132014



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