Roger Scruton on Moral Relativism


Published on Jan 4, 2013

A conversation with Roger Scruton at Café Gerbeaud in Budapest, Hungary, on the topic of moral relativism. Hosted by the Common Sense Society on January 25, 2012.

Sir Roger Scruton | Full Address and Q&A | Oxford Union


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Published on Dec 21, 2017
SUBSCRIBE for more speakers ► http://is.gd/OxfordUnion Oxford Union on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theoxfordunion Oxford Union on Twitter: @OxfordUnion Website: http://www.oxford-union.org/ Sir Roger Vernon Scruton FBA FRSL is an English philosopher and writer who specialises in aesthetics and political philosophy, particularly in the furtherance of traditionalist conservative views. ABOUT THE OXFORD UNION SOCIETY: The Oxford Union is the world’s most prestigious debating society, with an unparalleled reputation for bringing international guests and speakers to Oxford. Since 1823, the Union has been promoting debate and discussion not just in Oxford University, but across the globe

 

Hong Kong Throng: Can Chinese Tear Gas Choke the Voice of Liberty Rising?


Published on Aug 21, 2019

How long can the Communist Chinese government stand against the relentless onslaught of a people who’ve tasted freedom, and want more. Hundreds of thousands daily form the Hong Kong throng, waving the American flag and singing the U.S. national anthem. After more than four months it seems even tear gas can’t choke the voice of liberty rising. Right Angle, with Stephen Green, Bill Whittle and Scott Ott, comes to you new 20 times each month, as part of the programming funded by the Members who love these principles. Join this voice of liberty now at https://BillWhittle.com/register/

 

Bernie Bro-Mania: Apple, Amazon & GM Say Business Isn’t Just for Profits Anymore


Published on Aug 21, 2019

The Business Roundtable, a group of some 200 corporations, sign an official statement that their purpose is no longer just to produce a return for their shareholders, but to provide social justice for their employees, suppliers, communities and to the planet. In other words, business isn’t just for profits anymore — to heck with Milton Friedman. This includes addressing issues like income inequality and climate change. Has Bernie Bro-Mania succeeded without even electing the patron saint of American socialism? Bill Whittle Now wrestles the news of the day to the ground and makes it answer to the time-tested principles of conservatism. If you think the country (nay, the world) needs more of this, join the producers who fund it at https://BillWhittle.com/register/

 

Asia 2019 Crisis


COMMENT: when you showed FX and stock markets of Asia in Rome, the computer did forecast quite some panic cycles for this summer – here we go !

JO

REPLY: I know. That’s why I am here.

Kamala Harris – Medicare for All


QUESTION: Marty, what do you make of Harris’s Medicare-for-all plan joining Bernie Sanders? Is this just another way the destroy the society?

HY

ANSWER: There is a HUGE problem nobody seems willing to address. People compare US healthcare costs to those of places like Britain. The problem is that we have a private system and in Britain, the doctors work for the government. Harris’s plan is sort of a hybrid and it would be phased in over 10 years making it another government disaster. All we need to do is look at the VA hospitals. Government is simply incapable of managing anything and then misconduct and mismanagement are exempted from exposure when it is politically important for an election.

Unlike Sanders’, Harris’s plan would include a substantive role for private insurers, which would still be able to offer plans under a tightly regulated system, similar to the way that private insurers currently do through Medicare Advantage.

Additionally, it would transition Americans from the existing system to Medicare-for-all in 10 years, instead of four. And finally, it would use a slightly different payment mechanism: Harris backs several of the methods Sanders has suggested, including higher capital gains taxes, but would only impose taxes on households making $100,000 or more. Sanders’ plan, meanwhile, would impose taxes on households making $29,000 or more.

Healthcare is pricing itself out of the economy. We cannot create a hybrid system leaving private doctors yet 100% coverage under the current system. The VA hospitals prove government cannot be trusted with management. That means we have to create a system that is private yet not uncontrollable.

I would encourage private Medicare-for-all hospitals by treating them as a public utility and to create an incentive for existing hospitals to convert eliminating private insurance entirely. We do that by making them TAX-FREE and all procedures would be priced at a fixed rate with a standard profit margin. No more $500 for a $50 brace.

There are doctors who have been in private practice who have left and gone to the VA because it has become so insane. Many foreign immigrants come into the USA to get lucrative jobs as doctors with a medical degree. Then there are young people who want to become doctors because of the money rather than to help people. Nevertheless, there are a lot of people who want to help people and they would switch over in a heartbeat if we created a viable system.

I have had friends who had local private practices who have effectively been forced to join hospital groups. We have an explosion of Urgent Care centers created which compete against private practices. I have had discussions with those in hospital groups who have said decades ago that they would take that over private practices. That has been the trend.

We can encourage existing groups to switch to a Medicare-for-all system by making them TAX-FREE provided they agree to control over pricing as is the case in public utilities

The Plight of Brecksville Ohio


Karl Marx the God of the Progressive movement.

 

I have lived in the typical middle class suburban American community since 1982; and shortly after moving here Jerry N. Hruby began serving his first of eight four-year terms as Mayor of the City of Brecksville. The city of Brecksville under his management has prospered and I would say is one of the best run cities in northeast Ohio.  Despite this prosperity a number of years ago a group of Progressive radicals targeted Brecksville for conversion to a socialist style management.   This was part of the national progressive movement to find a way to reverse the Citizens United  Supreme Court decision which broke the hold that Unions had on political  campaigning.

Being nominally involved in local politics I have have had the occasion to talk with Mr. Petsche and I have found that he lacks candor.

It is now clear to me that Petsche believes in “fundamentally changing” the city of Brecksville into some form of socialist styled management as described below in the summary of a recent Brecksville Magazine article. I would not normally post something like this on my blog since I mostly focus on national and international issues. But I do know that Petsche and the rest of his cohorts are part of a national movement to turn America into a socialists (Marxist) style country. Unfortunately anyone that desires to create a “socialist” system is obviously very uninformed, because all previous attempts to create a socialist system have instead created civil wars and mass murder for large segments of the countries that have been forced down that path. Therefore I find his motives to be at best disingenuous and at worst malignant.

Please see the attached link to an article that just appeared in Brecksville Magazine if you are ares interested in stopping Petsche.

I have witnessed  Jack Petsche a the freshman city councilman that ran on a platform of “transparency and integrity” do just the opposite himself.  He and his surrogates, including a group now calling themselves, (ironically) “A Better Brecksville” have spent his entire 19 months in office trying to sow division in our community and disrupt city government.

Now he’s running for mayor of Brecksville with a slate of his “A Better Brecksville” backers simultaneously running for city council.

By the way, to date, Petsche’s firm has been paid approximately $145,000 from the city as a subcontractor. I find this despicable since in public he has indicated to me that he had no “real” financial dealing with the city. I will grant I did not ask him that exact question but the subject was related to outside money being used to influence local elections.

This article should be shared with fellow Brecksville residents on our individual email distribution lists.  Please copy the link and insert into emails with your own comments.  Voters need to learn about this matter.

http://www.scriptype.com/2019/08/16/council-members-question-colleagues-transparency-ethics-over-police-station-subcontract/

Socialism Does NOT Work | John Redwood | Oxford Union


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John Redwood gives his argument that Socialism does not work. SUBSCRIBE for more speakers ► http://is.gd/OxfordUnion John Redwood opens with a hilarious example of socialism failing by pointing out the fact that the President of the Oxford Union sits high above everyone else in the chamber, stating that these people will most probably become political leaders and so is a shining example that privilage is alive and well. He goes on to highlight the differences between traffic lights and roundabouts using them as metaphors for socialist and communist systems. Filmed on Thursday 28th November 2013 MOTION: This House Believes Socialism Will Not Work. RESULT: Motion Defeated

 

Socialism Does NOT Work | Daniel Hannan | Oxford Union


Daniel Hannan gives his argument that Socialism does not work. SUBSCRIBE for more speakers ► http://is.gd/OxfordUnion Daniel Hannan opens with a quote from a from a previous socialist known as Adolf Hitler. The socialist voters elevated cohersion over freedom. The human nature of dog eat dog and ambition to do well was harnessed by capitalism to a socially useful end. He highlights that there are no socialist countries in the wolrd today (e.g. Cuba, Zimbabwe etc) that have persormed better than capitalist one. He concludes his rousing speech with by saying socialism does not work and the house must vote for freedom. Filmed on Thursday 28th November 2013 MOTION: This House Believes Socialism Will Not Work. RESULT: Motion Defeated

 

Sen. Warren Math: 30% Gun Tax + 50% Ammo Tax = 80% Drop in Gun Deaths


Published on Aug 14, 2019

Leading Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren proposes a 30% gun tax plus a 50% ammo tax which she says will add up to an 80% drop in gun deaths. Of course, there’s more to it than that, including an end to the filibuster in the Senate. Can Betsy Warren ride her sensible gun math to the White House, and if so, why doesn’t she stay in the Senate so she can help pass it? Bill Whittle Now comes to you five times weekly thanks to the Members at BillWhittle.com. If you like what you hear here, join them now at https://BillWhittle.com/register/