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This podcast is for Canadians who want lower taxes, less waste and more accountable government. We go beyond the politics to push for policies that shrink tax bills. We break exclusive news stories about government waste that aren’t covered by the media. And we enforce accountability and transparency for politicians in every political party. Join the Canadian Taxpayers Federation at taxpayer.com.
 
“The ancient clock in the Land of Dreams struck thirteen, and the dreams, now free, soared back to Earth under first vesper’s light …" And so begins “The Thirteenth Hour,” a tale about dreams and wishes, wild hearts and childhood promises, and the quest to find the unsung hero that lies in all of us. It's also a story for everyone who has been told to get their heads out of the clouds and stop daydreaming. In this fairy tale for adults, a young man named Logan goes on a quest accompanied by ...
 
Fashion and apparel. It touches nearly everyone. When its at its best, fashion and apparel is not only functional, but also fun, expressive, sexy, and for some businesses, very profitable. But when it is at its worst, fashion and apparel is superficial, exploitative, polluting and extremely wasteful - in other words the essence of unsustainable consumption. And while it is argued that the industry's rapid growth has created employment opportunities for more than 300 million people worldwide, ...
 
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Welcome everybody to another episode of Fine! I'll Watch It. This week we are back to our normal trio and showing Bridget the first Naked Gun! Listen as we discuss our favorite comedies, how the genre has changed, and most importantly, what Bridget thinks of this slapstick classic. Make sure to like and subscribe to hear us on this cinematic journe…
 
News at the Top – Debt Clock Officially Broken The CTF needs a new Debt Clock after federal debt officially surpassed a trillion. Our Aaron Wudrick talks to Todd MacKay about showcasing that debt on Parliament Hill. Link: https://www.blacklocks.ca/need-a-13-digit-debt-clock/ HELP US GET A NEW DEBT CLOCK: https://www.taxpayer.com/donate/trudeau-brok…
 
The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #284: Recycling HDPE Plastic into Plastic Synths! https://archive.org/download/podcast-284/Podcast%20284.mp3 This week’s episode continues from the last two week’s crafting episodes … but instead of wax, I’m using plastic. Not the two part pourable resins I’ve used so far but cut up pieces of HDPE (#2) plastic from milk …
 
News at the Top – Alberta Rolling Out Recall Legislation After a wave of bad press for Alberta Premier Jason Kenney over travelling MLAs and government staff, recall legislation is back on the table. Alberta Director Franco Terrazano tells Todd MacKay about the proposition. Link: https://edmontonsun.com/opinion/columnists/guest-column-sun-soaked-va…
 
The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #283: Upcycling Broken Crayons Part 2 – Making Candles! https://archive.org/download/podcast-283/Podcast%20283.mp3 This week’s episode continues from last week’s crafting episode. We made multicolor synthesizer crayons last week, so this week, we’re using some of the wax from the crayons and combining it with wax from br…
 
Welcome everybody to another episode of Fine! I'll Watch It. This week we welcome Brian, a long time listener of Broken Clock Podcasts and Bridget's fiancé, and show him Ridley Scott's Alien for the very first time. Listen to his strong opinions on scary movies, H.R. Giger, the movie itself, and even E.T.! Make sure to like and subscribe to hear us…
 
As we head into 2021, Todd MacKay took some time to talk to CTF President Scott Hennig about 2020. It was an eventful year, to say the least. They break down some of the wins, and some of the losses, and lay out what the CTF will be tackling next. For those wanting to know more, we have links to the topics discussed below: #1 Politician Pay Cuts, P…
 
The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #282021 Crafting – Upcycling Broken Crayons! https://archive.org/download/podcast-282/Podcast%20282.mp3 Happy new year! To start us off, I thought we’d combine resin casting, recycling, and creativity in one project – making crayons! Whaaa, you say? What’s that have to do anything? Well, let’s find out! If you have or ha…
 
We gave our team a little bit of time off this week, so we put together a best of Waste Watch for you to listen to. Now take it easy, be careful with your heart rate on this stuff. It can put up the blood pressure. Try to think of it as kind of funny, but also motivation to get back into the fight in the new year. For those wanting to know more, we…
 
Welcome everybody to another episode of Fine! I'll Watch It. This week Johnny returns to the hot seat for what many consider to be the greatest love story ever put to film. For an avid movie buff somehow missing out on The Princess Bride seems like a glaring omission, so we find out how Johnny could have missed this, and whether or not it can live …
 
The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #281: 2020 Reflections / Future Goals + “Many Miles” Vocals https://archive.org/download/podcast-281/Podcast%20281.mp3 This week, I reflect on the year and look back on the goals I had for 2020 back in episodes 230 and 231. Despite all the zaniness of the past year, it’s been a good year creatively. Besides the things di…
 
Welcome everybody to another episode of Fine! I'll Watch It. This week we're flipping the script a little and bringing in a guest who is the only person on the episode who has seen this movie before. Hear your normal hosts on the hot seat and hiding underneath the blanket as we watch the holiday horror movie Black Christmas! Make sure to like and s…
 
The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #280: 80s Christmas Songs and Reworking “Many Miles” for the Zillionth Time https://archive.org/download/podcast-280/Podcast%20280.mp3 This week, just before Christmas drops, I thought it’d be fun to talk a bit about 3 songs from the 80s that aren’t traditional Christmas songs but are, in many ways, still holiday songs. …
 
Alberta MLA Drew Barnes is calling on “all Alberta politicians, including Alberta’s 34 members of Parliament, to take an immediate 20 per cent pay reduction.” Our Alberta Director Franco Terrazano interviewed Barnes. You can sign the PETITION calling on politicians to take pay cuts here: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/top-bureaucrats-need-to-ta…
 
Welcome everybody to another episode of Fine! I'll Watch It. This week we're for a good old fashioned Christmas Staycation with Chevy Chase and the rest of Griswold family! Despite having seen half of of the Vacation movies Adam never made Christmas Vacation part of his yearly tradition so he sits down to watch this comedy classic for the first tim…
 
Forests play a crucial role in promoting biodiversity, removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and supporting livelihoods, especially in poorer countries. But because wood is the basis for so many of our products, the pressure to exploit forests, usually in unsustainable ways, continues to increase. What does this have to do with the fashion in…
 
News at the Top – Deficit Skyrocketing Once Again Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is spending about $1.8 billion every single day. Ontario Director Jasmine Moulton and Quebec Director Renaud Brossard talk about what that does to our national debt. Link: https://nationalpost.com/pmn/health-pmn/canada-projects-bigger-deficit-borrowing-to-top-c1-trillio…
 
The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #279: Working on a Thirteenth Hour Custom Action Figure Part 4: Making a Silicone Mold and Shrinking with Mineral Spirits https://archive.org/download/podcast-279/Podcast%20279.mp3 This week, I’m making a silicone mold for the guitar I finished last week. While the mold for the synthesizer is quite easy, this one is a bi…
 
News at the Top – How High Can Carbon Taxes Go? Just how high can carbon taxes go? Our Alberta Director Franco Terrazano and our B.C. Director Kris Sims go through the impending damage to your bank account. Link: https://www.reddeeradvocate.com/opinion/second-carbon-tax-will-be-a-disaster/ https://torontosun.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-ready-f…
 
Welcome everybody to another episode of Fine! I'll Watch It. This week we continue unwrapping new Christmas movie experiences as we show Bridget The Santa Clause for the first time! Find out if this Christmas classic makes here holiday wish list or if she is sending it back like a lump of coal. Make sure to like and subscribe to hear us on this cin…
 
The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #278: Working on a Thirteenth Hour Custom Action Figure Part 3: Making a Clay Acoustic Guitar https://archive.org/download/podcast-278/Podcast%20278.mp3 This week, I’m working on another accessory for the custom figure of Logan from The Thirteenth Hour that I started two weeks ago. Last week, I made a synthesizer, which …
 
Welcome everybody to another episode of Fine! I'll Watch It. This week's episode we get into the Christmas spirit with Bill Murray starring in Scrooged! It is Johnny's turn in the hot seat as he had never seen this take on the classic A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.Find out if Johnny enjoyed the film and listen as we discuss what works and wh…
 
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