March 09, 2018

Rebel Roundup: Guests Ben Davies, Sheila Gunn Reid & More!

David MenziesMission Specialist


Every Friday evening on Rebel Roundup, we get together with other Rebel contributors to review the week's headlines, from the serious to the absurd.

Settle in and enjoy!

* Bill Nye, the Science Guy, recently met up with Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister Guy. Sheila Gunn Reid explains why this meeting of the minds was so unintentionally funny.

* Did you hear about the potentially deadly attack at a Utah high school, thwarted by alert students and cops? Probably not, and John Cardillo joins me to talk about why the mainstream media chose to ignore this story.

* Post-Academy Awards, Ben Davies drops in to give us a brief history lesson on the ”gender pay gap" and "diversity" in Hollywood.

* And finally, letters. Tonight, I’ll share some of your responses to my rant about those calling for a law to ban FHRITP outbursts. What is FHRITP you ask? I’ll explain all.

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commented 2018-03-10 00:26:08 -0500
HAROLD. a perfect rebuttal to killing the oil industry in Canada. I do not have your education certification. As an worker in O&G since 1978, with only a grade 12 and, Level 4 certification CAPPA, and growing up in western Canada. What do we not know about the real world that the one’s in Ottawa will explain to us, regulate the industry, and produce utopia for all.?
commented 2018-03-09 23:16:38 -0500
I’d like to “chime in” on the “tar sands” mislabeling. I graduated in 1986 with an hons B.Sc. (5 year) in Applied Chemistry. Yes. I am a real scientist. My interests concentrated on petroleum chemistry, but coming of the 1982 recession and the severe damage the “National Energy Program” inflicted on the energy industry, there were simply no jobs, particularly in O&G R&D. Thus, I fortunately found work for Domtar Chemicals which had a Coal Tar refinery in Hamilton.

THE POINT IS. Tar is a byproduct of coking coal by the steel makers, it’s the flu-gas that condenses into a black thick liquid. This product is distilled in a refinery much like a crude-oil refinery, but into high-carbon pitch, creosote and other distillate streams.

TAR has nothing to do with crude oil, crude refining or oil sands. The chemistry is entirely different (Poly-Aromatic Hydrocarbons vs. the straight alkyl carbon-chain compounds from crude). Even the asphalt left after crude refining is chemically vastly different than coal TAR pitch.

Every time I hear this “TAR sand” rubbish, I immediately know the author of the statement is scientifically ignorant of what they’re talking about. E&OE

BTW, David – I appreciate your zeal in rebutting stupidity, but please do not put down people with “only a Bachelors” as an argument. I also have only a Bachelors, but having shifted from material science to social science, I have debunked a lot of false claims in the area of parenting systems. The piece of paper is irrelevant (and in this day almost a disadvantage), it’s how your mind works: passion + logic + sound methodology = important discoveries.
commented 2018-03-09 21:58:20 -0500
- Bill Nye the pseudoscience guy & Justin (Mr. Dressup) Trudeau brought down the collective IQ of that university by at least 20 points. Bill Nye is desperate to keep his pathetic show on life support & Trudeau wants to be a celebrity. They are both pathetic human beings.

- There were 26 people killed at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas & the mainstream media couldn’t forget about it quick enough. A bad man with a gun was stopped by a good man with a gun (who also happened to be an NRA instructor) so it didn’t fit their narrative. So no march, no exploiting teenagers who are desperate to get their 15 minutes of fame (shame). The Florida shooting has cause the massive corruption of Scott Israel & his connection to terrorists to light – don’t expect this to be mentioned during the anti-constitution march.

- Roman Polanski drugged & raped a 13 year old girl & fled the country when he found out he was going to jail. Hollywood celebrities signed petitions to have his conviction overturned, gave him standing ovations & gave him an Oscar. This was not a one off, this is Hollywood. I remember this whenever celebrities start preaching to everyone else.