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Two Guys Fixing The World

Two Guys Fixing The World

By Mark Stallard
Mark Stallard and Ryan Janz explore the world of politics through the lens of regular working people. Legislation that seems to be "common sense" is often totally destructive, while "weird" and "radical" legislation might save lives, or at least improve them.

Politics is a game for those playing it (politicians), but for working people it can mean life or death.

Don’t think politics affects you? The reason we only get 2 weeks vacation in Manitoba while France gets 5 weeks is pure politics.

Would you like more vacation time? Get involved.
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Fixing Backdoor Legislation During the Virus Crisis (Part 2)
Part 2: During every crisis the general public is usually preoccupied by the crisis to give anything else their full attention--if at all. Politicians know this. So it is the perfect time to for governments to push through legislation that might otherwise have been given too much scrutiny for it to pass, or at least to pass without people realizing how bad it is. In this episode, Mark and Ryan reveal the shallowness of federal Liberals who give themselves a pay raise under the guise of charity, PM Justin Trudeau approving the arms deal with Saudi Arabia, as well as Trudeau signing a deal with Amazon to deliver PPE (Personal Protective equipment) around Canada--despite having a perfectly functional Canada Post and Amazon's horrific treatment of it's workers.  This was part of a live stream which originally aired on YouTube and Facebook on April 16, 2020. Go to www.fixingtheworld.ca/youtube and subscribe, so you can be notified of all our live streams. Hosted by: ►Mark David Stallard & Ryan Janz (from the band It's All In The Mind) Visit www.fixingtheworld.ca Mark and Ryan's other projects: ►www.theinvisibleman.ca ►www.allinthemindband.com ►www.mdstallard.com
29:41
May 04, 2020
Fixing Backdoor Legislation During the Virus Crisis (Part 1)
During every crisis the general public is usually preoccupied by the crisis to give anything else their full attention--if at all.  Politicians know this. So it is the perfect time to for governments to push through legislation that might otherwise have been given too much scrutiny for it to pass, or at least to pass without people realizing how bad it is.   In this episode, Mark and Ryan talk about shortsighted move by Manitoba PCs to change the election blackout laws, federal Conservatives bid to increase the tax credit laws which will only really benefit the super rich, and federal Liberals breaking election laws by using the government seal for obviously partisan advertising.  This was part of a live stream which originally aired on YouTube and Facebook on April 16, 2020. Go to www.fixingtheworld.ca/youtube and subscribe, so you can be notified of all our live streams. Hosted by: ►Mark David Stallard & Ryan Janz (from the band It's All In The Mind) Visit www.fixingtheworld.ca Mark and Ryan's other projects: ►www.theinvisibleman.ca ►www.allinthemindband.com ►www.mdstallard.com
33:00
April 28, 2020
Fixing The Viral Economic Collapse, Part 2 - What Next?
With everyone sheltering from the Covid-19 pandemic, the world economies are going haywire. But strangely enough, the virus wasn't the cause of this economic meltdown, it was just the trigger to an inevitable crash. In Part 2 Mark and Ryan Janz bring to light what NEEDS to be done to help average people now, and what MUST be done to protect people in the future.  This was part of a live stream which originally aired on YouTube and Facebook on March 26, 2020.  Go to www.fixingtheworld.ca/youtube and subscribe, so you can be notified of all our live streams. Hosted by: ►Mark David Stallard & Ryan Janz (from the band It's All In The Mind) Visit www.fixingtheworld.ca Mark and Ryan's other projects: ►www.theinvisibleman.ca ►www.allinthemindband.com ►www.mdstallard.com
30:52
April 13, 2020
Fixing The Viral Economic Collapse, Part 1
With everyone sheltering from the Covid-19 pandemic, the world economies are going haywire. But strangely enough, the virus wasn't the cause of this economic meltdown, it was just the trigger to an inevitable crash.  In Part 1 Mark David Stallard and Ryan Janz discuss many of the contributing factors to the current economic situation.  This was part of a live stream which originally aired on YouTube and Facebook.  Go to www.fixingtheworld.ca/youtube and subscribe, so you can be notified of all our live streams.  Hosted by: ►Mark David Stallard & Ryan Janz (from the band It's All In The Mind) Visit www.fixingtheworld.ca Mark and Ryan's other projects: ►www.theinvisibleman.ca ►www.allinthemindband.com ►www.mdstallard.com
48:54
April 06, 2020
Fixing Breakfast
“Progressive” Conservative MLA, James Teitsma, came out wholeheartedly against a universal breakfast program that would provide poor children with food. Rather than blame the real source of their family’s poverty, he blames the powerless. Sources and Additional Reading ►Breakfast program: https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/mobile/tory-mla-calls-proposed-breakfast-program-a-bad-idea-1.4830866?fbclid=IwAR07bJEke2qRhEo_0MEO8jl5Sc4RXIpP_JvsamJObwZ0qaysOoBCCQw62A8 ►Election Results https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radisson_(electoral_district)?fbclid=IwAR1wTjfJDXYHGpstsL9sGwtQAjy4hHnTJJcD46fmIfeNabeoNv21Qwe1bVE ►https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Teitsma Hosted by: ►Mark David Stallard & Ryan Janz (from the band It's All In The Mind) Visit www.fixingtheworld.ca Mark and Ryan's other projects ►www.theinvisibleman.ca ►www.allinthemindband.com ►www.mdstallard.com
30:10
March 30, 2020
Fixing The Virus (LIVE)
In our First live stream we discuss the current corona virus pandemic. With lots of questions from our live audience, we fix the world's problem. Sources and Additional Reading ►Virus - https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/economic-aid-package-coronavirus-1.5501037 ►Manitoba Budget 2020https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-2020-budget-emergency-proof-tax-relief-1.5492948 ►http://www.themanitoban.com/2020/02/the-progressive-conservatives-continued-cuts-hurt-manitobas-most-vulnerable-citizens/39218/ Hosted by: ►Mark David Stallard & Ryan Janz (from the band It's All In The Mind) Visit www.fixingtheworld.ca Mark and Ryan's other projects ►www.theinvisibleman.ca ►www.allinthemindband.com ►www.mdstallard.com
42:59
March 23, 2020
Fixing The Senate 3: Patching a leaky ship with bubblegum and corkboard
It’s hard to justify the continued existence of the Canadian senate, but can it be fixed? Should it be fixed. In this episode, Mark and Ryan fix the Canadian senate! Full show notes available on www.FixingTheWorld.ca
41:54
December 30, 2019
Fixing The Senate 2: A chamber of epic conflict?
The idea of Senate reform has been around from the early days. The most argued and debated reform is to change from appointment to election. Why the Controversy? Full show notes available on www.FixingTheWorld.ca
31:12
December 23, 2019
Fixing The Senate 1: Sober Second Thought
The Canadian senate has existed for over 150 years. But the odds of a regular Canadian becoming a senator is pretty much nil. What does it take to become a senator? But a better question is, what does it take to stop being a senator? Spoiler—almost nothing.  Full show notes available on www.FixingTheWorld.ca
30:58
December 16, 2019
Minimum Wage Part 4 Wage, Value, and Life Theft
Wages are market-driven. That means they do not reflect the true value of any position, only what the market can get away with paying. Left to the market, wages would be rock bottom for all workers—even zero. So, in a market economy minimum wage is a legislative requirement for all civilization. Not being paid the value of the work done, is painful enough. But it doesn’t hurt anyone more than the people who are collecting only minimum wage. Full show notes available on www.FixingTheWorld.ca
32:55
December 09, 2019
Minimum Wage Part 3 - Fixes and Alternatives
Minimum wage is indicative of a problem with the system. What could be done to fix the system? What alternative approaches could resolve the problem of underpaid workers? Or can the system be fixed at all? Full show notes available on www.FixingTheWorld.ca
32:31
December 02, 2019
Minimum Wage Part 2, The Argument
Minimum wage is it good or bad? Some politicians and business owners might say it’s bad, but what is really behind the arguments? How difficult is it to get to the bottom of this debate? Or should it be a debate at all? Full show notes available on www.FixingTheWorld.ca
32:17
November 25, 2019
Minimum Wage Part 1, A Brief History
Minimum wage is such a common phrase these days. It’s a concept that we are all familiar with, politicians use it to motivate and scare people into action. But did you know it hasn’t been around particularly long, or why it is a thing at all? Full show notes available on www.FixingTheWorld.ca
24:33
November 18, 2019
We ask, "What Is A Minority Government?" on Election Day.
It’s election night Oct 21 2019 as we record this. The results haven’t even started coming in. The talk is that there will be a minority-government. What could it mean for Canadians? You can decide for yourself, once you know the answer to , “what minority government?” visit www.fixingtheworld.ca for more show details.
57:09
October 28, 2019
Introduction to Two Guys Fixing The World
Mark Stallard and Ryan Janz introduce the podcast live over several social media platforms. They outline what the show is about. Why they are doing it and what they intend to achieve.  What topics they'll cover and what is out of bounds (spoilers: nothing is out of bounds). 
21:55
October 22, 2019