Feb 212019

police with megaphones

It’s remarkable how many people passionately support government initiatives for reasons demonstrably false and/or contrary to their own declared intentions or objectives.

Today, we examine three issues where this phenomenon prevails. (1) the promotion of gun control as a means of ‘preventing’ injuries and death; (2) the promotion of a ‘single payer’ state run system to ‘prevent’ those in need of medical care from being unable to pay for such care; and (3) the support of ‘Amber Alerts’ as a means of ‘preventing’ tragic outcomes in criminal child abduction cases.

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” goes the old saying. But this once reasonable perspective has now been turned into a ‘pathology’ of ‘preventative prescriptions’ that have more to do with creating narratives, than with ‘preventing’ undesirable outcomes.

The latest example occurred last week when an “Amber Alert” was issued in Ontario regarding the abduction of 11-year-old Riya Rajkumar. Police received hundreds of complaints about how the alert was issued, and with good reason. Continue reading »

516 – Intentional omissions of truth

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Aug 032017

Bill Cosby

What do Bill Cosby and Donald Trump have in common? More than you might think.

One thing they have in common is the way in which the “establishment media” has been delivering the narrative on each of these two individuals’ on-going public stories.

The other thing they have in common is that both Trump and Cosby are under attack by the political Left – which is the primary source of their problems.

Regrettably, many members of the Left can be found in Republican circles, as Trump learned when Republican Senator John McCain voted against Trump’s plan to “repeal and replace Obamacare.”
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477 – Obama don’t care / Michael Moore’s sinister mind / Trump’s first five score days

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Nov 032016

Obamacare Toe Tag

OBAMAdon’tCARE – If You’re Sick
Does Donald Trump care?

With an “average” increase of 25% in health care insurance premiums slated for Americans under Obamacare next year (2017), the inconvenient truth about Obama’s government imposed health care “insurance” plan is this: Obamacare was a scheme designed for those who care more about votes than about health.

Back in Canada, the folly of state monopoly health care in the province of Ontario is becoming increasingly visible as more and more Ontarians begin to publicly tell their stories about their personal health care experiences within the state imposed system.

Ontario’s once gold-plated “Ontario Health Insurance Plan” (OHIP) is now dysfunctional and stretched beyond serviceable limits. In Ontario today, OHIP has become “O NO HIP Replacements” for months or years on end.

Donald Trump has called Canada’s single payer health care system “a disaster,” and as Canadians living in the heart of socialized health care country, we regret that we must agree with Mr. Trump on this count. Continue reading »

442 – Only two conditions – capitalism or slavery / Rationalizing rationing

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Mar 032016

White Slave

00:15 Capitalism or slavery: capitalism vs slavery, freedom, savagery, born consumers, demands of production, political drift towards slavery, Thomas Sowell on the reality of slavery’s history
20:15 History’s unique event – the rise of capitalism: capitalism gone off the rails, feedback on capitalism, capitalism as the objective – not a means to something else, capitalists vs capitalism, profits, prices, losses, life without effort, capitalism as the ideal moral condition
43:10 A majority for slavery: voting does change things, getting government to act in the best interest of the people, voting for things you’re against, political parties as the source for change, government as force, the immorality of slavery, the immorality of forced collectivism
52:20 Rationalizing rationing: rationed health care – dead patients, intolerable conditions of Ontario’s socialized hospital care 59:42 END

404 – Guest: Dr. Andrew Bernstein – philosopher, novelist, radical for capitalism

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Jun 112015

Andrew Bernstein


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

387 – Bode’s flaw / Vacuous notions on vaccinations / Capitalism: the moral system

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Feb 122015

Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal


00:07 Astro-logic about life on other worlds: imagining a galaxy teeming with life, Bode’s law, exo-planet systems, habitable planets in the millions, not necessarily earth-like, Bode’s flaws, stable planetary systems, habitable zones around red and yellow dwarf stars, lack of metalicity, the Goldilock’s principle
12:50 Vacuous notions on vaccinations: the anti-vaccine controversy, role of the internet, fears of vaccines as a cause of autism are unfounded, finding conspiracies in the face of contrary evidence, fallibility of science, science is self-skeptical, Kant and Plato, government and medical business
29:15 Capital schisms on capitalism: science and capitalism, conference – Capitalism in today’s society, only one form of capitalism, socialism, the mixed-economy myth, why capitalism is losing the political war against it, Adam Smith and the invisible hand
44:40 Discovery, not invention: Conrad Black’s pragmatic defense of capitalism, concealing capitalism’s definition, socialists in capitalist clothing, discovering capitalism, capitalism is a moral system – not an economic system 56:52 END

Feb 272014



00:07: What’s killing American health care? Guest: Rituparna Basu (Ayn Rand Institute), health care contrasts: Canada and United States, American health insurance, no health care free market in America, Obamacare (Affordable Care Act), WWII wage and price controls, tax advantage through employer health insurance, disease killing American health care, single-payer health care, Canadians using American health care system, Canada Health Act, universal health care
13:34: What’s killing Canadian health care? Conservative Party history of socialized medicine in Canada, fear of defending free market health care, individual right to not be his ‘brother’s keeper’, ethics of socialized health care, universal health care vs helping the poor, affording expensive health care, getting real value for your health care dollars, long history of controlling health care in America, fascism or socialism, confusing health care with its financing, socialized medicine ok for ‘health care’ not for sick care
28:12: From socialized medicine to socialism: Canada already socialized, freedom needed to improve health care, stifling innovation through government control, all progress made possible by human minds working to succeed, health care insurance or just free health care?, free market rewards the right behaviours, Americans and Canadians: foreign perceptions of each other’s health care system, a doctor ‘brain drain’?
44:02: Personal pain – Universal sufferage: Tommy Douglas, public resistance to private health care options, United Kingdom’s National Health Service set as Canada’s ideal, suffering together – no dignity in suffering, state rationing in health care 54:51 END