405 – Just Right Media / Idea-illogical / Patrick ideological Brownout

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Jun 182015
 

Patrick Brown

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 Greater than the sum: Just Right updates, audio productions, video productions, plans for print productions
16:45 Blurring the debate with meaningless concepts: participatory democracy, monopolies, London municipal strike, teachers strike, Canada Post super mailboxes, business and labour monpolies, competition, clear meanings, predictable consequences
27:20 Putting people first is idea-illogical: putting people before ideology, ideology, floating adjectives and abstractions
35:15 Patrick’s ideological Brownout: Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown, Christine Elliott, pragmatism, progressive, conservative, fiscal conservatism, compassionate conservatism, Bill Davis, David Peterson, anti-capitalists, avoiding ideological labels, moving the conversation forward 57:02 END

Oct 302014
 

Russell Brand

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 Party politics – parting politicians: London municipal election results, the Fontana Ate, Fontana’s council not dysfunctional, socialists are dysfunctional, zero percent tax increase promise, the power of a repeated lie, legal theft vs illegal theft, election signs, door-knocking, voter turnover between elections, the media agenda, defacto political party, party politics in municipal elections, predicting a boring council
16:30 Change please: London municipal election results, change but little difference, Toronto election, right and left, consensus and debate, Ontario Ombudsman says democracy unfolding, forcing people to vote, voting as a duty or a right, freedom of religion
30:05 Islamists Branded mental: Russell Brand’s tirade against Stephen Harper, Ottawa terrorist link to ISIS inescapable, religious motivation or mental illness, insensitivity of Russell Brand, Russell Brand’s brand of politics, Brand promotes destruction and anarchy, True News is distorted news
49:05 Just right copyright: Political parties and news copyright, Conservative government’s omnibus bill, CTV News protests, no copyright in news, radio and TV advertising, democratic freedom 56:30 END

372 – London’s sElectors / Middle class muddle / Poverty trapped

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Oct 162014
 

Beverly Hillbillies

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 London’s sElectors: a progressive agenda is a spending agenda, a worrying election, a divided council, debate, progressive interests driving the electors candidate options, Kingsmills, political connections – naming the groups and individuals pushing their agendas, Emerging Leaders, Urban League, Women and Politics, Citizen Core, Pillar Non-Profit Network, Fanshawe College Foundation, London Economic Development Corporation, candidate connections, candidate debate sponsors
15:05 Middle class muddle: Aristotle, democracy, middle class, Justin Trudeau says middle class is disintegrating, Canada vs US middle class, middle class as an election issue, clashing definitions, changing attitudes on the middle class, somewhere between rich and poor, government class
30:20 Poverty Trapped: Poverty Trapped: poverty, London-Middlesex Housing Corporation, Joan Ball, no specifics, public-private partnerships, waiting lists, Paul Cheng, no solutions, jobs, unemployment
44:20 Poverty plans – a poverty of solutions: Poverty plans – a poverty of solutions: poverty, social housing, no incentive to work, community strategies, governments in debt, welfare, minimum wages, universality, central planning, personal income tax, housing 56:22 END

371 – MuniciPALS – Partners in politics / Experimenting with socialism / Mayoral candidate review

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Oct 092014
 

downtown

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 MuniciPALS – Partners in Politics: Kingsmills-Fanshawe deal, Mayor’s Joni Baechler’s case for the Kingsmills deal, consensus over sense, actual costs of deal approaching $16 million, comparison shopping, LBDA running a deficit but promising millions, misleading the public to get results, city councils not qualified to get into venture capital market, the net new students argument, escalating costs, city debt over $400 billion, interest $66 million per year, no new students – just new taxes
13:05 Hong Kong democracy – in London Ontario? mayoral election, unbalanced media coverage of election, the chosen ones, pre-chosen candidates reveal the hidden agenda of lobbyists, losing the right to choose the citizens’ candidate, voter dis-interest and apathy, preventing an informed electorate, no democratic debate, the Pillar mayoral debate, invitation to not participate, revitalizing downtown
25:33 It’s no ‘experiment’ – Socialism: revitalizing down town, Paul Van Meerbergen, unproven socialist experiments, socialism, fascism, role of property, central planning, communism, capitalism, control, public-private partnerships, competing interests
41:10 London mayoral candidate review – top five picks: Matt Brown, Roger Caranci, Paul Cheng, Arnon Kaplanski, Joe Swan 55:53 END

370 – State of destruction / The Empire’s new clothes / Mixing business and politics

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Oct 022014
 

The Emperor's New Clothes

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 State of destruction: Benjamin Netanyahu, Islamic state of Iran, ISIS, United Nations Human Rights Council, nuclear war potential, civilian human shields, civilian targets, civilians in Gaza elected Hamas, Israel’s right to self defence, civilians not innocent, Second World War, Germany and Japan, doing what’s necessary to win, overthrow the civilian population
17:53 Liberally democratic: doing the job, all’s fair in love and war, fools in politics, disintegration of liberal democracy, growth of government jurisdiction, hating democracy, political spectrum, moral spectrum, voting is not democracy, voting is not consent, voter denial and pretense, living memory
30:00 The Empires Wear No Clothes: The Emperor Wears No Clothes, Hans Christian Andersen, ideal society, participating in a lie, socialism and democracy are incompatible, government is not a business, government is not a social charity, what is governed is force, theocracy, liberal democracy
48:50 Strange Brew? Mixing business with politics: using business to campaign for political candidates, potential intimidation, business risks involved in getting involved in politics, business interests vs private interests vs the public interest, public trust 59:34 END

368 – Municipal politics / United Nations: Collectivism’s global voice

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Sep 182014
 

United Nations

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 Yes, but he can’t win:
London municipal election, can’t get elected, expanded candidate base for municipal elections, creating an informed electorate, choosing the right candidate, voter fear of change, media calls the shots, opinion polls move the media, London Free Press candidate coverage
15:30 Municipal politics – replacing the rules with opinions: Ontario Ombudsman and Billy Ts, Professor Andrew Sancton, Fanshawe College – Kingsmills scandal, Janette MacDonald, Downtown London, BIA expansion into Richmond Row, BIA million dollar gift to Fanshawe College, defining and measuring success, how Budweiser Gardens drains millions of dollars out of London
32:20 BIA agenda – out of bounds: Janette MacDonald, Downtown London, BIA expansion into Richmond Row, BIAs are not merchant associations, BIAs are funded by taxpayers, selling the lie about BIAs, BIAs are a burden on all
43:35 The United Nations – Collectivism’s global voice: United Nations (UN), Russia’s invasion of Georgia, UN becoming irrelevant, United Nations degeneration of purpose – from goal of peacekeeper to becoming a world government, climate change, bio fuel instead of food, planned consequence, UN proposal to ban e-cigarettes, UN created for world peace – not world government 57:46 END

361 – Power grab / Forget me ought / None sum / Polar expedition

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Jul 312014
 

seaQuest electronic commercial message

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 Power grab: Ontario Ombudsman, London city council, Billy Ts, open meeting laws, power grab, hydro rate increase, flat rate hydro, smart meters, supply and demand for electricity
13:40 Forget me ought: anti-spam legislation, Canadian business reacts to spam laws, CASL, crony favouritism, spam law beneficiaries, European Court of Justice, internet search providers, suppressing offending links, on line reputation, deleting the past
29:01 None sum: Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, the nones, religious demographics, religious choices, belief in God, social issues, religious and secular
40:55 Polar expedition: superstition, Pope Francis, exorcism, bible, allegory, the devil, literalism, traditional world view, modern world view, postmodern world view, polarization, reason, principle and politics 53:07 END