412 – The wrong to vote / Screwing up royally / Pan Am Games / Harbouring memories of Pearl Harbor

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Aug 062015
 

Parliament Buildings

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 The wrong to vote: voting about anything and everything, Canadian federal election under way, political parties, “who’s” vs “what’s”, politics and war, excuses for not voting, voting as an obligation or a right, blood and democracy
20:12 Screwing up royally: abolishing the monarchy, kingdom and freedom, constitutional monarchy vs royal family, voting reforms, referenda, first-past-the-post, proportional representation, dangers of a ranked ballot, abolishing the Senate,
35:35 Pan the Olympic Games I Am: 2015 Pan Am Games, Toronto 2024 Olympic bid, real reasons for hosting sporting events, conflict between politicians and public, Pan Am Games media negativity, catalysts for infrastructure, a brief history of sport funding losses and scandals
49:55 Harbouring memories of Pearl Harbor: Article 9 of Japan’s post-war Peace Constitution, Japan’s military, Japanese constitution, Japanese parliament votes to circumvent Article 9, Japanese president Shinzo Abe, no referendum, war and politics, Japan as a new player on the world military stage, a just war 59:20 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

366 – Prude police / Culturing a rape culture / Feminist myths and misses / NOTO NATO

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Sep 042014
 

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Topics:
00:07 Prude police: Frosh week, Western Gazette, Megan Walker, moral guardian, media reactions to Gazette Frosh edition, Robyn Urback, Andrew Lawton, the prude police
17:25 Culturing a rape culture: Frosh week chants, modesty, Megan Walker, crying rape, redefining rape to advance feminist agendas
32:58 Feminist myths and misses: Christina Hoff Sommers, feminism, feminist myths, poverty, slavery, domestic violence, sexual assault
48:55 NOTO NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Ukraine, Canada’s commitment to NATO, NATO as a cause for the next world war, Treaty of Brussels, principles of mutual defence 55:42 END

319 – Journalism by ommission / Syria – Better dying through chemisty / Ont. PC convention / Right to work?

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Sep 262013
 

Breaking Syria

 
 
 
 

Topics:
03:40 All The News Not Fit To Print: Egypt, current events, Morsi democratically elected, army vs Muslim Brotherhood, avoiding facts in the news,
Arab Spring and democracy, election plans, information vacuum, media mistake,
majority wisdom, media cover ups
19:18 Weapons: Stephen Harper On Chemicals – Is He? Syria, chemical
weapons, Obama’s red line, precedent, a brief history of chemical warfare
34:17 Conventional ContradicTories: Ontario PC convention, Tim Hudak,
democracy, leadership, London West by-election, by-election results, robopolls
46:18 The Not Quite Right To Work Laws: right to work, jobs, Sid Ryan,
unions, PC plan, union dues, political spending, job creation 57:49
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317 – Left and right, right and wrong, or Just Right?

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Sep 122013
 

Just Right

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 Not Right Wing, Just Right: Just Right, left and right, ‘totalitarian capitalism’, political spectrum, power struggle, socialism is a dirty word
16:40 The Uncentred Center: political superstitions in the centre, why there is no centre, left-overs, from left right and centre to just right
34:20 Sinister Or Dexterous? Who’s Right? Caller Matthew: food and poison, etymology of left and right, a brief history of left-wing and right-wing, France 1789, monarchists and revolutionaries, extreme right and left, fluid political ideologies, consistency prevails, blurred ideological distinctions, conservatives legislate most left, dexterous, ruler of conduct, negative left, sinister, right or wrong – not right or left, just right, Star Trek series on philosophy
47:47 Foreign To Reason Policy On Syria: Yaron Brook, why Syria? conventional vs chemical weapons, foreign policy based on emotion and fear, no self-interest at stake, Obama’s stupid red line, the real red line, altruistic intervention, emotion-driven foreign policy, protect individual rights, true left and right, Star Trek’s prime directive, trade embargo 1:00:05 END

316 – Chemical warfear/ Unions vs. capitalism / Fasces faeces

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Sep 052013
 

Solidarity Forever

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 Chemical WarFear: chemical attack in Syria, US military action planned in Syria, why Syria?, Syrian rebels worse than Assad, no official or moral rationale for banning of chemical weapons, sarin gas, American use of sarin gas, irrational fear of chemical weapons, fear of death without blood, preference for conventional weapons
15:00 Unions Vs Capitalism: misrepresentation of capitalism, work hard and prosper, crony forms of capitalism, celebrating Labour Day, Sid Ryan, capitalism not working any more, cost of labour politics on business, share the profit but not the losses, minimum wage laws, Patti Dalton, neo-liberal policies, greedyism, exploitation
32:40 Greed Is Eternally Exploitable: greed and self-interest, concern with welfare of others, group greed vs individual greed, negotiation, exploitation, employment, management organizes labour, unions organize violence, civilized culture vs socialism
44:52 Fasces faeces: capitalism, rational self interest, moral is the practical, socialism, morality of death, mystics of spirit, mystics of muscle, Solidarity Forever, lyrics of strength through unity, fasces, Italian fascism, feeble strength of one, employer as greedy parasite, power of one, no collective mind, unions advocate fascism 57:56 END

298 – Guest: Dr. Yaron Brook – Executive Director of the Ayn Rand Institute

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May 022013
 

Dr. Yaron Brook

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 Ideas In Conflict – Left And Right Vs Right finance, GUEST: Dr Yaron Brook, Ayn Rand Institute, morality of capitalism, Free Market Revolution, schools, promoting ideas, left ideas winning, right is left in US, ideas to action, self interest
12:46 A Free Market Revolution – Re-teaching America Its Own Principles market relationship, trade relationship, GUEST: Dr Yaron Brook, negative portrayal of capitalists in art and literature, Other People’s Money, self interest seen as vice, businessman, capitalism about self-interest, socialist capitalists, Free Market Revolution, banking, faith in the invisible hand vs visible hand of government, there is no free market, economic stability board, central bankers, revolution vs baby steps, saving the enlightenment, individualism, re-teach America its own principles, art and reality on our side,
left and right are wrong
29:17 Self Interest As The Moral Ideal trading game, faith in the material continuum, GUEST: Dr Yaron Brook, Ayn Rand Institute, invisible hand, self interest as a moral ideal, happiness and success, voluntary trade is win-win, Tea Party, fear of falling behind, decline of the middle class, political courage required, quick fix with political will, punishing the taxpayers for tax cuts, sequestering, media misunderstanding and propaganda
47:35 Foreign Policy? Or Foreign To Reason? GUEST: Dr Yaron Brook, foreign policy, United Nations, Israel, club for savage nations, UN a moral travesty, Canadian foreign policy, Keystone XL pipeline, private business under dictatorships, foreign policy failures, Israel is committing suicide 58:21 END