Episode 28

Episode 28:

Gavin brings in video of the incident where Justin Bieber punches one of his fans in the face. The conversation revolves around appropriate celebrity behaviour, but is quickly derailed by Jack claiming that anyone born after 1994 is immature. Meanwhile, Jack talks about the possibility of two major Toronto-owned highways becoming tolled.

Afterwards, the Love Guru provides his insights on the topic of whether it is acceptable to date your bro’s exes.

Additional Sources

Justin Bieber punches fan in face.

Possible highway tolls for the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway.

Citations

Intro and outro music: Night Owl by Broke for Free/ CC By 3.0

Images: Justin Bieber

Episode 27

Episode 27:

We start off the episode by addressing some corrections which needed to be made from last week’s discussion on divorce. Jack then jumps into why he’s mad at smartphones; specifically how people are too dependent on them in everyday life. We take a weird detour as Jack talks about his fantasy of living in ancient China as a martial arts sifu. Meanwhile, Gavin talks about vigilantism and whether or not it should be acceptable in society.

Afterwards, the International Love Guru talks about the Seven Signs That She’s Into You.

Additional Sources

Father kills his daughter’s sexual abuser.

Loose Ends

The fear of not having a mobile phone is known as nomophobia.

I mentioned the book The Definitive Book of Body Language during the Kao Lui Corner.

Citations

Intro and outro music: Night Owl by Broke for Free/ CC By 3.0

Images: martial arts stance

Episode 26

Episode 26:

With the American presidential elections in the books, Jack returns with a renewed admiration for his boi DT. Gavin brings in a quiz to figure out how Jack’s views align with the political candidates – is he actually a Trump supporter? Meanwhile, Jack talks about why the modern man is less likely to want to pursue marriage. The reason for this decline, according to Jack, is – to no one’s surprise – women.

Afterwards, Jack talks about the two types of women (independent and dependent) in the latest segment of the Kao Lui Corner.

Additional Sources

Check out the results from Jack’s quiz

jack-quiz-results

Take the quiz at Vote Compass.

Loose Ends

Jack mentioned that federal minimum wage can be as low as $5.00 in the United States. The minimum wage is actually $7.25. However, he may have been referring to Georgia State where the minimum wage is $5.15. Employees in Georgia covered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act will receive the federal minimum of $7.25

Jack talked about how women get half the man’s possessions upon a divorce, that is an oversimplification of the topic. Assets earned during a marriage belong to both parties equally (and thus, split equally upon divorce). Most times, the man earns higher wages because many women put their careers on hold to raise their family – this is also why women tend to receive financial support. It’s wrong to assume that women have anything to gain, financially, from a divorce. Studies have compared divorced spouses years after their seperation. In most cases, the man is doing better financially (hardly impacted by the divorce), while the woman is worse off (most likely a single-parent with reduced earning potential).

In regards to child custody, the parent who has more time for the children usually gets custody. Most times, the man has a larger focus on career. Therefore it is only logical that the man will have less time to raise children – especially with a divorce.

In Canada, we have seen an increasing popularity towards joint custody and a decrease in single-parent custody.

The 1990s saw a rapid rise in the popularity of joint custody; by the year 2000, well over one-third of children (37%) were placed in the custody of both divorcing parents. Sole father custody, on the other hand, actually declined during the period, from around 15% to under 10%. These changes meant that, by the year 2000, sole mother custody was awarded for only just over half the children concerned. (Department of Justice website)

We also talked about child support payments as well. The amount of child support paid monthly (in Canada) is dependent on the specific province, an individual’s salary, and the amount of children they have with their ex. Jack threw out $500 as an example of an acceptable monthly fee – in Ontario, a person would need to have an income of $55,200 (assuming they only have one child) in order to be required to pay $500 a month. If you have two children, the $500 requirement will be in effect if you earn $34,400. The numbers change as more children are invovled.

Citations

Intro and outro music: Night Owl by Broke for Free/ CC By 3.0

Images: Trump and Clinton, broken heart

Episode 25

Episode 25:

As a first in DIU Podcast history, a non-Asian guest – Steve – joins the show. Gavin brings in a topic of how a recent TTC campaign with the National Ballet of Canada has been criticized for not representing actual TTC riders. The conversation heads towards the direction of how beauty standards are created and maintained. Meanwhile, Steve brings in the issue of how people pretend to agree with their peers in an effort to fit in. We also discuss why individualism and free-thought are dwindling among today’s youth.

Afterwards, the love guru interviews Steve (or Jack’s superior) in this week’s segment of the Kao Lui Corner.

Check out Jack’s new hat:

trump-hat

Additional Sources

TTC campaign with the National Ballet criticized.

Beauty Confidence Canada’s statement against the TTC.

Loose Ends

Jack mentioned how there are more girls than guys on the planet. A brief Google search tells me that is not the case. In fact, the human sex ratio is fairly close to 1:1. Furthermore, depending on how it is measured, there could be more males than females on the planet.

Citations

Intro and outro music: Night Owl by Broke for Free/ CC By 3.0

Images: ballet