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What is the Hitler test and how can it help us know when we should and should not tolerate intolerance...
Traffic safety and the possible crime of driving while brown
A man who left a mark on my life and many of my friends...the passing of Robin Williams has made us all sad at the tragedy of it all...this week half the show is a tribute to the genius that was Robin...Carpe Diem...RIP.Ep 262 – Ebola Virus Bias Edition This week whine is about the Ebola Virus...more to the point how what was a page 3 story when it only killed Africans became front page material once a white american gets infected. In the shadow of the all the hype and hysteria, this week we look at the outbreak why its worse than previous and why we really really should not be that worried.. Joining me this week is host emeritus and sometimes historian Ethan Clow as we discuss Harper's latest attack on democracy as the CRA is ramping up unnecessary and unprecedented audits of charities that are critical of the Harper Regime. Ethan and I discuss the issue and how it has put a chill on non-profits across the nation as well as how this can dramatically undermined the democratic process as we seem one more step closer to a Harper-ocracy. Finally a look at cognitive biases...what are they, how they effect us and what can be done. This may explain why every decision you made has been right, why you by more food on a hungry stomach and why you think people are idiots for not knowing what you know. Ep 261 – Canada Goes To War Edition This week an extended look at how the Great War affected Canada. Joining me this week is host emeritus and sometimes historian Ethan Clow. We talk about the defining battles for Canada, their role in the bigger picture of the war. We discuss the darker side of the war when Canada interned thousand of "enemy agents" and forced tens of thousand to register... We note how racism has changed between the two world wars, by pointing out that the vast majority of interned were actually people of Ukrainian descent. We cover perhaps the most defining issue in Canadian history the conscription crisis of 1917 and how questionable politics pushed this bill through parliament. We reflect how the war placed Canada as an independent nation on the world stage. We also has some web wisdom about the Conscription Crisis of 1917 and how pivotal it was for Canadian politics and the tension between French and English Canada that extends to today. Best of the 250s This week science words that we misuse in everyday conversations, Justin and the Pope…Justin Trudeau exercises dictatorial powers to deny an anti-abortion candidate from running as a liberal, he then get threatened with excommunication for his “pro-choice” views…so, we are left wondering is religious people should be banned from public office? The dirty dozen and misreporting toxic food A look at the new prostitution bill...Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act. A bill that is more oppressive than the one just struck down and ironically named for it is a bill to exploit sex workers for political gains. GMOs and you – After tens of thousands of years of modifying organisms, what does GMO mean now? And the most counter-intuitive argument for GMO labeling. Ep 260 – Science Word Abuse Edition Facebook big experiment editing you friends feed…why are we not more angry? Web wisdom...