Thu, 16 August 2007
First strictly feedback show ever!
- Tabz thinks I'm famous
- That Barely, making me work!
- What I think of Michael Moore
- What I think of Michael Moore's movies
- Bowling for Columbine: Fighting the lies
- You say felony, the President says Executive Privilege
- Court says NSA wiretapping is illegal, twice!
- Inside the data mine
- Nothing says "f*** off, America", like a signing statement
- There is a reason for these articles of impeachment
- Dave apparently is suspicious-looking. This makes me laugh. Hard. I've seen him in person, I know I could take him.
- Lazy logic
- More feedback, from the Podcast Pickle review contest
- Dani speaks from the heart.
- Podcast Peer Award happiness
- Next show is about the ongoing Hurricane Katrina disaster. If you have thoughts about Katrina and how reconstruction is going (two years later), send them my way!
Hi John, Trust me, you can\\\'t compare Moore to Bush. ;) Seriously though, if you\\\'re going to talk accountability, I\\\'m definitely more interested in holding someone accountable for a possible illegal war and sending over 3500 American soldiers to their death, than someone who took a boat with some people to Cuba to over-demonstrate a point. What Moore did was harmless, law or not. After seeing how those people were helped in Havana, when they couldn\\\'t get the help in their own country... well, no wonder they went after Moore. If people talk about a law suit and breaking the law, it keeps them from listening to what Moore was telling us. But I guess the more privilege you have, the less you are required to be held accountable for. About right and wrong.. well that also is pretty subjective. Some people think gay marriage is wrong. I also think that we, as humans on this earth, have a right to be healthy, and to take care of each other. It shouldn\\\'t be a privilege to have health care- it should just BE. Honestly, I feel the same about food. Everyone has a right to live, and it\\\'s all of our duties to help each other. Someone does have to pay for it, and I feel it\\\'s all of our responsibilities to do so, and do so as equally as possible. I can\\\'t help it- it\\\'s just how I feel. I don\\\'t know what to say about Airport security. I can agree more security measures are important, but they should also be at least semi-intelligent and make sense. I am glad you are listening- even if you don\\\'t agree. I love hearing the different viewpoints- heck if you look through the archives, I\\\'ve even interviewed someone from the right- it was an awesome interview too!
John, if it were up to the companies manufacturing pharmaceuticals, training doctors, and building hospitals, the amount that would be produced would be the amount that produces the greatest income... law of supply and demand... and that law ONLY functions when there is unmet need. That means that by definition a capitalistic medical system leaves people sick who cannot afford care. Yes, it gets cheaper and yes it gets more advanced, but it\\\'s a heartless, inhumane system and moving further in that direction than we already are would be a terrible mistake. There are other ways to encourage innovation besides leaving people to suffer with completely curable diseases. Look at what the X-prize did for aerospace. I don\\\'t think the world needs more treatments for toenail fungus or erectile dysfunction, but that\\\'s the kind of thing our capitalist medical system rewards.