Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The Combat Zone Podcast - 34

Nick and I discuss the results of the US mid-term elections, the effectiveness of celebrity endorsements in election campaigns, and politicians caught "sexting".

Friday, November 2, 2018

It's time to place armed guards in schools

     This past week witnessed calls from across the political spectrum for politicians, political activists and media personalities in America to tone down their rhetoric and adopt a more respectful attitude to one another in the wake of a deadly shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue that left eleven elderly Jews dead and several more wounded for no reason other than that they were Jews. Pleas for a more respectful and civilized debate were quickly accompanied by demands for tighter gun laws.  Both reactions are entirely predictable and understandable – and both miss the mark.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Combat Zone Podcast - Episode 33

Nick and I discuss Statistics Canada's demand that banks provide information on depositors, armed guards in schools in the wake of the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, the ongoing cost to taxpayers of former governors general, and finally, nationalism, democracy and the conservative principle of subsidiarity.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The Combat Zone Podcast - Episode 32

Among the topics Nick and I discuss this week: the Trudeau carbon tax or the Scheer plan to reduce so-called GHG emissions through regulation - they're the same thing, reducing CO2 by planting more trees, the Khashoggi murder case, and the mass improvement of the poor globally.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Combat Zone Podcast - Episode 31 - The POT Edition

Nick and I discuss pot legalization in Canada, the left's mob tactics in politics, Saudi Arabia and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and serial killer Paul Bernardo's bid for parole.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Combat Zone Podcast - Episode 30

Nick and I discuss Hurricane Michael and how it will be used to "prove" man-made climate change, the push to give minors access to euthanasia in Canada, the growth of right-of-centre political parties world-wide, and the future of innovation and invention.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Combat Zone Podcast - Episode 29

Among the topics Nick and I discuss in this episode are the Kavanaugh hearings and the assault on truth, and Canada's revolving door criminal justice system with violent offenders, political financing, and the irrelevance of the U.N.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Combat Zone Podcast - Episode 28

Nick and I are joined by Tom Harris of the International Climate Science Coalition to talk about global warming, climate change, and the myth that either are man-made. We then get into a spirited discussion about the transfer of 9-year-old Tori Stafford's killer to an aboriginal "healing lodge".

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The Combat Zone Podcast - Episode 27

Nick and I discuss Doug Ford, Toronto and Ontario politics (should Toronto be its own province?), the "Notwithstanding Clause" and Canada's kooky constitution, Brett Kavanaugh and the US Supreme Court, and finally, high school students boycotting classes in Ontario over the government's position on sex ed.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Combat Zone Podcast - Episode 26

Nick and I discuss several topics, including why people pay little attention to politics, how the state has taken over interpersonal relations, and Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms and its "notwithstanding clause".

Thursday, September 6, 2018

The Combat Zone Podcast - Episode 25

Walter Pamic, former Chair of Merit Ontario, joins Nick and Joe in The Combat Zone. Among topics discussed this week are government regulation of trades, apprentice quotas in the construction industry, Nike and Colin Kaepernick.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

The Combat Zone Podcast - Episode 24

Roy Beyer joins us in The Combat Zone this week as we analyze ongoing NAFTA negotiations and Canada's beleaguered energy sector. In the second hour, Nick and I discuss the epidemic of PTSD and whether or not the West has become mentally weak.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The Combat Zone Podcast - Episode 23

Nick welcomes me back from my travels in Europe (including a visit to Hitler's "Eagle's Nest") and Israel. We discuss, among other topics, the situation in Europe, young people's rejection of political correctness and stupid political rhetoric, and why voters put up with bad fiscal management by governments.