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Ed & Ethan 40 with Chris Ferreira and Charlie Shrem

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NEWS:

  • 6:42 - Idle No More and Aboriginal issues. Two white guys are upset with charges of racism oft’ tossed around.
    http://metronews.ca/news/saskatoon/495757/massive-idle-no-more-flash-mob-hits…
  • 26:09 - Why does the dollar go up and down in value in international markets?
    http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-12-31/canadian-dollar-gains-on-hope-u-d…
    http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/Chinese+optimism+lifts+loonie/7761073…
  • 32:06 - A man who uses a firearm to defend himself in Ontario and is acquitted. The guys are still upset about it.
    http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2013/01/04/matt-gurney-after-two-years-ju…
  • 39:43 - Toronto police watchdog with no teeth drops an investigation.
    http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/01/02/watchdog-drops-probe-into-alleged-bea…

PANEL:

We’re down to a single panellist today with Tim Moen in Fort MacMurray blogging at fortmacphilosopher.blogspot.ca

  • 48:20 - Japan deals with an aging population and the country is resistant to immigration. What’s going on here?
    http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-11-23/japanese-stocks-yes-they-real…
  • 1:05:43 - The government comes to the rescue with relief funds for hurricane sandy survivors.
    http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/01/04/sandy-aid-bill-passes/
  • 1:17:16 - The penny has gone out of style. Should the nickel follow? What does this even mean in regard to how money is valued?
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2013/01/02/can-money-nickel-penny-coin….

INTERVIEWS:

  • 1:24:40 First on the show, we chat with Chris Ferreira about the Canadian banking system’s health. We realize it’s gotten bailouts before but Chris tells us more about the numbers in depth and just how bad things really are. According to Chris, we may even be worse off than the United States before their housing bubble burst!
    http://www.economicreason.com/economiccrisisexplained/canadian-banking-system…
  • 1:59:32 After we talk to Chris, we talk to Charlie Shrem, CEO of Bit Instant, a company that facilitates the exchange of bitcoins. We get a more in depth explanation of how bitcoin works and what sort of a future bitcoin may have. How could the government shut down bitcoin if it wanted to, how can the rules that govern the currency be changed and will we always have bitccoin around? This and more on bitcoin when we chat with Charlie.
    http://www2.macleans.ca/2013/01/02/why-bitcoin-is-the-banking-industrys-newes…

B-LIST:

It’s therapy time for the guys because they can’t stand to cut too much content from the show. B-List this week includes,

  • 2:42:46 - The daughter of a veteran gets kicked out of a gov’t run long term care home after complaining of bedbugs.
    http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/police-escort-daughter-from-toronto-vets-centre-aft…
  • 2:47:18 - Canada heavily restricts guns but allows gun makers in Canada to sell to violent regions. Hypocritical?
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/canada-quietly-loosens-limits-on…
  • 2:52:52 - A six year old boy suspended from elementary school for threatening to shoot a classmate?
    http://abcnews.go.com/story?id=18123294#.UOizdW_Ad8E
  • 2:57:57 - India has a rape problem. Does the government make it worse?
    http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.asp?id=116718
  • 3:02:40 - Ed and Ethan talk drunk driving. Ethan is even opposed to reckless driving laws?
    http://nielsio.tumblr.com/post/39436036978/libertarians-against-drunk-driving…
  • 3:09:28 - Fear we may go off the air one day? Don’t worry, nerds everywhere are thinking of how to make an “uncensorable Internet.”
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/hackers-could-launch-their-own-satellites-to-…

This day in history
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cr%C3%A9dit_Mobilier_of_America_scandal

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