Saturday, January 16, 2010

Brick TeeVee Haiti Report with Big Dawg and Dubya!

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Devastation from the earthquake and its aftershocks are enormous in Haiti and the money, releif and aid are, well, trickling in as the infrastructure is badly damaged and the majority of the manpower U.S. military can provide in aid is half a world away. President Bi-Partisanshippy figured Big Dawg and GHWB did such a bang-up job on the Tsunami Relief after the Indian Ocean Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004 that he figured what better than another Bush-Clinton Bi-Partisan relief effort? Who remembers "Heckofa Job Brownie" and the fine "aid" and "relief" that then-President GWB did in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina (including mercenaries from Blackwater) while on vacation? How's that rebuilding going NOLA? As a reminder we tap Naomi Klien's excellent list of the Disaster Capitalist Agenda Items from back then in Pro-Free-Market Ideas for Responding to Hurricane Katrina and High Gas (This list appeared in an email sent by Rep. Paul Teller on September 13, 2005. We urge you to print this and see how many of these "goals" are met in Haiti in the coming months and years.) Don't think for ONE MINUTE Disaster Capitalists don't have their "playbook" open right now: from all over the world Disaster Capitalists are getting their dibs in diguised as "donations" to get a toe-hold in Haiti. So it's no surprise these two ex-presidents will conduct interviews to all the mainstream beltway pundits. Dubya and Big Dawg will appear from the same Royal Palace Room for interviews with This Snufugopolis, Press the Flesh, Face the Bob and State of the King. Following on their heels will be USAID Admin RAJIV SHAH and SOUTHCOM Three-Star KEN KEEN on the same, minus Snuf and add Fake Newz Sunday. Randall Robinson, founder and past president of TransAfrica, reminds us "Of course, President Bush was responsible for destroying Haitian democracy in 2004, when he and American forces abducted President Aristide and his wife, taking them off to Africa, and they are now in South Africa. President Clinton has largely sponsored a program of economic development that supports the idea of sweatshops. Haitians in Haiti today make 38 cents an hour. They don’t make a high enough wage to pay for their lunch and transportation to and from work. But this is the kind of economic program that President Clinton has supported. I think that is sad, that these two should be joined in this kind of effort. It sends, I think, the wrong kind of signal. But that is not what we should focus on now. We should focus on saving lives. But in the last analysis, I hope that American media will not just continue to—the refrain of Haiti being the poorest country in the western hemisphere, but will come to ask the question, why?" See BTV Alerts below for more of this interview and a NEW interview with NAOMI KLEIN on the Disaster Capitalist agenda. Speaking of the Bush Dynasty, see Peter B Collins interview with RUSS BAKER, author of Family of Secrets and AntiWar Radio's interview with DAHR JAMAL plus BARNEY FRANK on Ring of Fire Radio while Max Keiser has some good reporting on President Bi-Partisanshippy's new tax on the "too-big-to-fail" bonuses. In short MORE NEWS in the BTV Alerts and our regular lib/prog outlets than you will see/hear on teevee on the Sunday Morning Gasbags. The Brick TeeVee Crew managed the Mid-West Deep Freeze without the benefit of their trusty 40-year-old snow-thrower (in the shop for minor repairs) by shoveling early and often and kept warm imbibing all the spirits left over from the holidays. The NOLA Saints and Indy Colts move on to their respective Conference Championship games next weekend. Will it be the Bolts vs. the Colts? Sanits vs. Vikings? Meanwhile MLB pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training and NASCAR opens its season at Daytona in a mere four weeks. Shootout on Feb 6 and Daytona Duel on Feb 11. Stay warm, donate to your favorite Haiti cause if you can, or like GWB sez "I know a lot of Americans want to send blankets and water," Bush said with a knowing nod, looking at the cameras: "Just send your cash." Some things never change, do they?

BRICK TEEVEE ALERTS!


»»» Ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide @ Democracy NOW! WATCH Exiled in South Africa, Arisitide Says He Wants to Return to Haiti to “Help Rebuild the Country, Moving from Misery to Poverty with Dignity”
»»» Randall Robinson @ Democracy NOW! WATCH “Bush Was Responsible for Destroying Haitian Democracy”–Randall Robinson on Obama Tapping Bush to Co-Chair US Relief Efforts
»»» Naomi Klien @ Democracy NOW! WATCH Naomi Klein Issues Haiti Disaster Capitalism Alert: Stop Them Before They Shock Again
»»» Latest Haiti Coverage @ Democracy NOW! WATCH Earthquake Survivors Dying as Aid Struggles to Reach Haiti
»»» Earthquake in Haiti @ GRITtv We check in with actor/activist Danny Glover and Marie St. Cyr, vice president of the Long Island Association of AIDS Care, on the situation in Haiti and more. WATCH Week in Review: Earthquake in Haiti
»»» Ed Ott @ GRITtv Is the dispute between the tea parties and the progressive left just one of the means to an end? To discuss their differences and talk about finding common ground, Michael Johns, Tea Party organizer and Ed Ott, former executive director of the New York City Central Labor Council and Disinguished Lecturer at the Murphy Institute at CUNY, join us in studio. WATCH Week in Review: Tea Parties, Unions and the Working Class

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    • ROUNDTABLE: George Will, Tucker Carlson of the Daily Caller, Democratic Strategist Donna Brazille and Katrina vanden Heuvel of the Nation.

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    • Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush
    • Lt. General P.K. Keen, Commander of U.S. Military Relief Operation in Haiti
    • Rajiv Shah, Administrator for USAID
    • Live reports from Haiti by Byron Pitts, Kelly Cobiella, Dr. Jennifer Ashton and Jeff Glor

  • 60 Minutes (CBS)
    • HAITI - News from Haiti as Correspondent Byron Pitts reports on the efforts of the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division to help rescue, feed and protect the citizens of the earthquake decimated country.

  • Meet the Press (NBC)
    • Former Presidents GEORGE W. BUSH and BILL CLINTON
    • RAJIV SHAH, USAID Administrator
    • Lt. Gen. KEN KEEN, Military Deputy Commander, U.S. Southern Command
    • ROUNDTABLE: Fmr. Adviser to Pres. George W. Bush, KAREN HUGHES & Fmr. Chief of Staff to Pres. Bill Clinton, JOHN PODESTA; and two long-time Washington reporters: Time magazine's MARK HALPERIN, Co-Author of the new book "Game Change" & The Washington Post's BOB WOODWARD.

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    • Lieutenant General P.K. Keen, the Deputy Commander of U.S. Southern Command
    • USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah.
    • Getting the last word on Sunday will be Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC Delegate).
    • Hour 2 - Howard Kurtz & "Reliable Sources", now a part of "State of the Union"
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    Info on Podcast #84 Published on 11 Jan 2010 by admin in Podcast Info -- Russ Baker on the Bush dynasty. Baker discusses his book, Family of Secrets, the first complete historic portrait of the generations of Bushes in government, and provides us with an overview of how this dynasty shaped our politics. This is the next installment of the Boiling Frogs interview series, co-hosted with Sibel Edmonds. He tells us about the shadow government in the US, the real players, elites, and power centers within each president’s government, and the limitation on what and how much an American president can accomplish – considering the influence of these powerful and independent fiefdoms characterized by entrenched agendas and constant intrigue.
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    A Race Against ‘Ominous Indications’Stacy Summary: Many asserting that there will be violence and unrest in Haiti. Wolf Blitzer asks Sanjay Gupta, “So, in other words there is some ominous indications that people are getting ready to get violent, is that what I am hearing from you, Sanjay?” And below is the Huffington Post’s warning on looting and robbing pre-crimes. Sounds like what they said post-Katrina and what they also said post-invasion of Iraq . . . they warned for many months before the Sunni-vs-Shia ‘civil war’/El Salvador option actually happened. What do you think it’s all about?
    [OTE36] On the Edge – 15 January 2010 Stacy Summary: On the Edge with Max Keiser. We follow up with Johannes Skulason regarding the latest in Iceland. Will post the higher res link when that is available tomorrow.
    Loan sharks, super taxes and bonus outrage Stacy Summary: Obama ‘intends’ to recover taxpayer money, or at least $90 billion of the several trillion; and bankers ‘may reduce’ bonuses. READ Loan sharks target poor in UK with 825% APR loans @ Guardian UK, Obama ‘intends to recover’ taxpayer money with a $90 billion supertax @ Telegraph and Bankers ‘may’ reduce bonuses over public outrage @ Bloomberg.
    An ‘Orange Nightmare’ in Ukraine, A Xe ‘False Flag’ in Somalia? Stacy Summary: A close adviser to John McCain is advising Yanukovich? Xe is operating in Somalia? “Free markets” and “free people” seems to require a whole lot of meddling . . . READ Yanukovich on course to win Ukraine election campaigning to end the “Orange nightmare” @ NYT and Blackwater/Xe mercernaries operating false flag operations in Somalia? @ PressTV

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    Scott Horton interviews Dahr Jamail (mp3) Jan 16 2010. Independent journalist Dahr Jamail discusses the Army’s imprisonment of a stop-lossed soldier who expressed his frustration through music composition, military family problems and low morale caused by repeated deployments, the “psychological implosion” of many shell-shocked soldiers and the unprecedented military suicide rates that threaten to climb even higher.

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    • Lt. Gen. Ken Keen, Deputy Commander of US Southern Command / Head of the Haiti Task Force
    • Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development
    • Sen. Mitch McConnell, (R) Kentucky / Senate Minority Leader

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