Posts Tagged ‘freedom’

The Remi Review Episode 21 – Occupy

January 16, 2013

Interview with Derek Soberal. Occupy: not the wash of lazy violence the “news” tries to tell us it is. More CBC “journalism”…No product reviews or music vids this time, wanted to make space for Derek Soberal. Recorded on Sept 17 2012 the one year anniversary of the occupy movement. Still going strong, still growing – Civil unrest isn’t going away so long as oligarchs run the show and call it democracy! Turn off your TV!

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The Remi Review Episode 18 Online Democracy

January 14, 2013

We have the tools for a real democracy online, just like facebook but means something. Vote on everything, vote all the time. Why not? Beats handing our power over to toothy liars. Also look at cigarettes and TD bank giving out fake bills! Then some Remi original music.

The Remi Review Episode 17 – Copyright

August 28, 2012

Copyright law – everything to do with free speech, nothing to do with protecting art and artists. Its the monetization of speech and ideas. Also this time: Licks Nature Burgers, Kim Dotcom and Megaupload, Sam Ting, Ian Martin. This one came out on Tuesday- This is still a weekend show if you’re into really big weekends. Nothing but problems getting this one to render…Also featuring some errors i can’t be bother to go back and fix including a misplaced bit about GMOs and improper use of the word: “Through” for “Threw”…

Captain American

October 22, 2011

About 2 weeks ago i was in the mood for an American propaganda flick, this movie did not disappoint. USA policing the world fighting evil bringing freedom and liberty to savages around the globe. Inspire young Americans to fight in today’s pointless wars by glorifying WWII. But despite popular opinion formed from movies and video games, individuals are not successful in war. You will not ‘find your identity’ in war. Your best bet to stay alive and help your fellow soldiers is to toe the line, be like everyone else and do exactly as you’re told….Ok enough ranting, as stated earlier i was in the mood for this……So now, finally, the reason why i am typing. ….Disgusted that Hitler wasn’t evil enough, the movie’s villain goes rogue and splits from the Nazi. I never got into 40’s era propaganda comics but, they’re kidding right, Hitler wasn’t a big enough villain? They actually needed to create a WWII character who is worse than Hitler. Although you can’t see it, i am shaking my head.

Jim Smetchland’s Rating: D

Pretty Lousy Democracy.

September 3, 2009


We spend a third of our lives working, preparing for work, or traveling to and from work. . . . .While you’re at work you have submitted to the will of a dictator. Whoever your boss is, you listen to him and do what he says. Sure you can protest, offer alternatives etc. . . .In the end he is the boss and he has the final say- there is no vote, there is no free election at work. (more…)

Remi On Liberty

June 1, 2009

Should all people just be able to do whatever they like or should we all be following some set of rules? Without rules we can’t have any real ownership and we can’t enforce that people don’t hurt each other. But rules are rules; as soon as we make any we are taking away liberty. Real freedom is thereby only possible if people are perfectly suited to living amongst one another law free. (more…)

How to win at Globalization

May 25, 2009


The old conservative principle was to help business to better the national economy. Sure they’re a dirty oil company, but their OUR dirty oil company. Cut corporate taxes to support them, subsidies to encourage growth, ease regulations, which in turn benefits us all- like giving the ball to your fastest player. (more…)