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ALL LINKS OPEN A NEW WINDOW!!! Click on anything below and be INSTANTLY SMARTER! XMAS EDITION! santa smilie Happy Holidays to all! Winter Solstice has come and gone and Christmas is here! But no amount of praying to supernatural gods will erase THE FACT of the Dai Ichi Fukushima tsunami/earthquake DISASTER and its millennial consequences. DAIACHI FUKUSHIMA UPDATE: READ this Report: 45 tons of highly radioactive water leaked from Fukushima the plant's owner, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), announced recently that a purification mechanism has leaked at least 45 tons of highly radioactive water, some of which ended up flowing directly into the ocean. ... But according to information posted on TEPCO's website, a decontamination device that had been purifying radioactive cooling water sprung a leak, which sent at least 45 tons of highly radioactive water outside the containment facility. Cracked concrete also allowed some of that water to leak into a gutter that drains directly into nearby ocean waters . And this recent story from the Japanese tsunami debris washes up on U.S. West Coast nine months after disaster (and there's 100 MILLION more tons on its way) Large black floats are the first remnants of Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami to begin washing up on the American coastline. The debris traveled 4,500 miles on Pacific Ocean currents, pushed by wind and water, to reach the beaches of Neah Bay in far northwestern Washington state 280 days after the Japanese disaster. Some 100 million tons of debris -- from wrecked fishing vessels to household furniture and even body parts -- is bearing down on the West Coast, raising environmental fears about the impact of massive amounts of wreckage clogging beaches. ... Body parts are also expected to wash up on US shores, the Daily News reported. The Sacramento Bee reports Medical Journal Article: 14,000 U.S. Deaths Tied to Fukushima Impact Seen As Roughly Comparable to Radiation-Related Deaths After Chernobyl; Infants Are Hardest Hit, With Continuing Research Showing Even Higher Possible Death Count. WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated 14,000 excess deaths in the United States are linked to the radioactive fallout from the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear reactors in Japan, according to a major new article in the December 2011 edition of the International Journal of Health Services. This is the first peer-reviewed study published in a medical journal documenting the health hazards of Fukushima.Authors Joseph Mangano and Janette Sherman note that their estimate of 14,000 excess U.S. deaths in the 14 weeks after the Fukushima meltdowns is comparable to the 16,500 excess deaths in the 17 weeks after the Chernobyl meltdown in 1986. The rise in reported deaths after Fukushima was largest among U.S. infants under age one. The 2010-2011 increase for infant deaths in the spring was 1.8 percent, compared to a decrease of 8.37 percent in the preceding 14 weeks.The IJHS article will be published Tuesday and will be available online as of 11 a.m. EST at Just six days after the disastrous meltdowns struck four reactors at Fukushima on March 11, scientists detected the plume of toxic fallout had arrived over American shores. Subsequent measurements by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found levels of radiation in air, water, and milk hundreds of times above normal across the U.S. The highest detected levels of Iodine-131 in precipitation in the U.S. were as follows (normal is about 2 picocuries I-131 per liter of water): Boise, ID (390); Kansas City (200); Salt Lake City (190); Jacksonville, FL (150); Olympia, WA (125); and Boston, MA (92). Epidemiologist Joseph Mangano, MPH MBA, said: "This study of Fukushima health hazards is the first to be published in a scientific journal. It raises concerns, and strongly suggests that health studies continue, to understand the true impact of Fukushima in Japan and around the world. Findings are important to the current debate of whether to build new reactors, and how long to keep aging ones in operation."Mangano is executive director, Radiation and Public Health Project, and the author of 27 peer-reviewed medical journal articles and letters. Internist and toxicologist Janette Sherman, MD, said: "Based on our continuing research, the actual death count here may be as high as 18,000, with influenza and pneumonia, which were up five-fold in the period in question as a cause of death. Deaths are seen across all ages, but we continue to find that infants are hardest hit because their tissues are rapidly multiplying, they have undeveloped immune systems, and the doses of radioisotopes are proportionally greater than for adults." Dr. Sherman is an adjunct professor, Western Michigan University, and contributing editor of "Chernobyl - Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment" published by the NY Academy of Sciences in 2009, and author of "Chemical Exposure and Disease and Life's Delicate Balance - Causes and Prevention of Breast Cancer."The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issues weekly reports on numbers of deaths for 122 U.S. cities with a population over 100,000, or about 25-30 percent of the U.S. In the 14 weeks after Fukushima fallout arrived in the U.S. (March 20 to June 25), deaths reported to the CDC rose 4.46 percent from the same period in 2010, compared to just 2.34 percent in the 14 weeks prior. Estimated excess deaths during this period for the entire U.S. are about 14,000. EDITOR'S NOTE: A streaming audio replay of a related news event will be available on the Web at as of 4 p.m. EST/2100 GMT on December 19, 2011. Embargoed copies of the medical journal article are available by contacting Ailis Aaron Wolf, (703) 276-3265 or SOURCE Joseph Mangano and Janette Sherman, International Journal of Health Services Our intrepid watcher of U.S. corporonews (so you don't have to) geaux opines
    Just heard on CNN, your trusted name in news: Dr. Gupta, replacing Anderson Cooper, just had a report about a country with a revered leader. The controlled media completely manipulates the message about this man. According to the made up accounts, he was born in adversity. As a young man, the story goes, he was always ahead of the curve. People are led to believe that he wrote many books, but not even this is true. Citizens are forced to believe totally ridiculous stories about the power and almost god-like features of the leader. People thank him in tears for anything good that happens to them.
In case you're wondering which country we point you to Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media at informationclearinghouse: Required Viewing for every citizen in the World. WATCH Thom Hartmann's Big Picture on Thursday's show Tea Party Tax Increase (RT interview with Brad Friedman of below on tuesday's show) an interview with the priest who scaled the ladder first at the OWS attempt to enter a New York church's property AND fukushima report author Joseph Mangano PLUS a story on Animal Rights "terrorists" FBI 2003 inquiry File - ALEC DENNIS tried to stop it! Center for Constitutional Rights - Here are two stories to read to get more background: Gitmo in the Heartland AND Appeals judge upholds sentencing for Holy Land Foundation Five So the U.S. House has agreed to the 2 month extension of the Social Security robbing "Payroll Tax Cut" after whining and stomping their feet like a 2-year-old. Embattled House Leader JOHN "Crybaby" BOEHNER explained the surrender this way "We have fought the good fight. Why not do the right thing for the American people even though it's not exactly what we want," Boehner told a news conference. – byline Thomas Ferraro and Richard Cowan | Reuters via Yahoo – with this "outrageous" headline Speaker Boehner bows to pressure on tax deal. NOW JUST WAIT A GODDAMN MINUTE. Read that statement again: "Why not do the right thing for the American people even though it's not exactly what we want." LOOK AT what Boehner just said! If you had any doubt about the GOPher agenda going "forward" it is RIGHT THERE: Screw the American people because "doing the RIGHT THING" is "NOT EXACTLY WHAT" the GOPhers want! Of course we have been against the whole idea back in September pointing to The real threat to Social Security by Susie Madrak and our own post where we wrote our U.S. Senators demanding an "Opt In/Opt Out" so workers can decide if they'd rather pay the difference directly into their OWN SS ACCOUNT or take home that extra ten bucks now. No word back from our congresscritters on our proposal yet. And Monkeyfister at correntwire echoes our position in Yes, Republicans Are Assholes, But I Can't Support The Payroll Tax Holiday... ... But, as much as I cannot understand how the horribly unnecessary XL Pipeline, or these other provisions remotely relate to Medicare or Long-Term Unemployment, I simply cannot support the HEADLINE Payroll Tax Holiday. Even when I was making only $20K per annum, even when I was unemployed for 18 months post-9/11, $20 in my paycheck was still of nominal value to me. It meant I drank cheap beer, and rolled my own smokes, instead of buying premium. Twenty bucks per pay period is not worth what the Teabaggers are demanding as ransom, without offering a damned thing in their so-called "negotiations." The de-funding of Social Security should be questioned by EVERY AMERICAN from age eight to eighty. I'd prefer the Senate get their over-paid asses back in session, split the Payroll Tax Holiday nonsense out, pass the necessary Medicare and UI extensions as a "clean" Bill for the entire year, and deal with the rest of the crap Legislation at a later date. This is no fucking way to govern a Nation in crisis, and I am shocked that Congress retains even an 11% approval rate. Moreover-- the Left needs to stop and give some SERIOUS thought as to just what the fuck it is championing with this Payroll Tax cut. Fuck the lot of them, I am so goddamned pissed. I'm over 40, and dammit-- I WANT Social Security to simply EXIST in twenty years. This shit is fucked up, and BULLSHIT. Well said! Of course there is a "poison pill" inserted in this bill to push the Obomber Administration to make a decision on the proposed Keysone XL pipeline. Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune exposes The Keystone XL Pipeline Scam (HuffPo/AOL) With all the political posturing in Congress over the Keystone XL tar-sands oil pipeline, it's easy to lose sight of the real issue: This pipeline is dangerous, unnecessary, and would cost the American people far more than we can afford. What we're watching unfold in Washington, D.C., is more than just a high-stakes political power play -- it's a scam undertaken by Big Oil's congressional puppets on the orders of oil companies that have billions of dollars at stake. The politicians pushing the pipeline are (how can I put this politely?) lying to the American people and pandering for dirty oil money. ... pipeline advocates aren't really concerned about what's best for the U.S. At least one oil company backing the pipeline, Valero, has made it clear that its main goal is to reach growing foreign diesel fuel markets. Port Arthur, TX, where the Keystone XL would end, is a Foreign Trade Zone. That means oil companies would avoid paying U.S. taxes on oil that is imported from Canada, refined in Texas, and then exported to China, Latin America, or Europe. The American people get to assume all of the risk, but would see none of the benefits, not even the tax revenues. This pipeline is a bad deal that would generate billions in profits for oil companies while leaving Americans to pay the price in higher fuel costs, energy insecurity, and polluted air and water. At a time when we need to be doing everything we can to get off oil and reduce global-warming pollution, the Keystone XL would take us in exactly the wrong direction. Tar sands oil is a gigantic climate disaster waiting to happen. At "working to recall Wisconsin State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald" is this post Interesting fundraising appeal Today a friend sent me one of Scott Fitzgerald’s recent fundraising e-mails, which reads in part: “I need you to … help me fight the fraud that is happening right now on recall petitions in my district and others.” I find his approach both amusing and offensive. Mr. Fitzgerald apparently feels that his best hope of building a campaign war chest is not to remind prospective donors of his recent record, but rather to throw out baseless claims against our hard-working volunteers. It’s certainly understandable: although he campaigned on jobs and economic development, his work this past year has resulted in divisive policies, dismal job figures, a slew of lawsuits, and a bitterly divided legislature. If Mr. Fitzgerald needs more money, his fundraising attempts should rest on his merits and his record. Basing his fundraising appeals on false claims of our malfeasance is insulting and absurd. Here’s the full text of the e-mail... Once again another GOPher claiming the CANARD of virtually NON-EXISTENT "voter" fraud. But the GOPher HYPOCRACY reaches a new level in Indiana! Here is a CLEAR EXAMPLE of VOTER Fraud. From the AP via ChiTrib Judge refuses to dismiss charges against Indiana Secretary of State ... A Marion County judge is expected to rule soon on a civil lawsuit by Democrats that seeks to have White declared ineligible for office because he allegedly committed voter fraud. A Hamilton County grand jury indicted White in March on seven felony counts alleging that he used his ex-wife's address on voter registration and other documents while he actually lived at a condo where he intended to live with his new wife, and that he collected his town council salary after moving out of the district he represented. ... Hamilton Superior Court Judge Steven Nation rejected the Republican officeholder's motion to dismiss the seven felony counts and ruled that his trial will begin Jan. 30. Nation's ruling said an Indiana Recount Commission decision upholding White's 2010 election had no bearing on the court case and there was no legal authority limiting a prosecution of White, who is Indiana's top election official. ... White won election despite accusations that he lied about where he lived in the 2010 primary so he could continue collecting his salary from the Fishers Town Council. The Recount Commission ruled unanimously in June that White was eligible to run for office last year. That's right "Indiana's top election official" voted in a district where he DID NOT RESIDE! And in Wisconsin reports Theocratic zombie group “Christian Civil Liberty Union” being investigated for ruse to sign “Adolf Hitler” on petition form yet another case of REAL right-wing VOTER Fraud! Also at More than half of Republican contributions for Walker’s recall fight are from outside Wisconsin Scott Walker is not only getting untold and unaccountable amounts of money from the Koch Brothers and Karl Rove right-wing factions. He’s also getting oodles of cash from many out-of-state Republican contributors who seem very interested in making sure he stays the Grand Demogogue of Fitzwalkerstan. When it comes to how Walker has been given the opportunity to have unlimited amounts of campaign contributions and is still going to get recalled, it shows the power of Wisconsin grassroots efforts are much stronger than the astroturf versions devised by Walker supporters. Leading the pack is the scumbag who funded the disgusting and discredited “Swiftboat” campaign against John Kerry in 2004, Bob Perry. Karl Rove has stated that Perry is “willing to write checks to support Republican candidates”. Perry has given at least $7 million to Karl Rove’s superPAC “American Crossroads“. Foster Friess, second on the list, is part of the oh-so-exclusive Koch Brothers’ Million-Dollar Donor Club. Wisconsin Democracy Campaign has the numbers and this list is sorted with contributors from the highest amount (nearly a quarter million dollars) to $10,000 from between July 1 and December 10, 2011 Go see the Big Chart over there! Fitzwalkerstan! Ha! Love it! Go get 'em! As Mike Malloy mentioned on his show Wednesday, "Fascist all have names and addresses" so maybe send them an email! Or OCCUPY them! NEXT Raw Story's Muriel Kane reports Anonymous declares war on Congress with #OpAccountable Now the hacktivist collective Anonymous has joined the battle in its own distinctive manner, declaring war on the members of Congress who voted for the legislation under the operation name #OpAccountable. “This is an open letter to the US leaders,” the operation wrote in a document released on Friday, which cited both the NDAA and attempts to pass so-called anti-piracy legislation that critics fear would amount to preemptive censorship of the Internet. ... After quoting all ten articles of the Bill of Rights, it concludes, “Every time you violate these amendments we will ensure the people are aware of your actions. You may have previously succeeded in concealing your actions, but that time has come to an end. You were elected by us, and you can be removed by us.” The letter was accompanied by a document listing all available Twitter accounts of members of Congress, including both those who voted for and those who voted against the legislation. Another document has since been posted giving basic biographical and political information on three senators, with the promise of more to come. It is not clear, however, what Anonymous intends to do with these releases. AlterNet's Joshua Holland discovers how PolitiFact, Fearing a Right-Wing Backlash, Calls Democrats' 100% True Claim About the GOP Medicare Plan the "Lie of the Year" PolitiFact clearly chose the claim to avoid charges that it holds a liberal or Democratic bias. ...The accurate claim that the Republicans had voted to end Medicare (as we know it) might not have even made the final five if not for Paul Ryan's intervention. Dave Weigel reported for Slate that Ryan, author of the GOP plan, sent an email to supporters urging them to stuff the ballot box. ... It's so clear that Politifact went out of its way to find a “lie” told by Democrats that the American Prospect's Paul Waldman, a long-time media observer, actually caled it two weeks ago. “Giving the 'Lie of the Year' award to Republicans three years in a row would just invite too much criticism from the right," he wrote, "and if there's one thing the right is good at, it's screaming at journalists about 'liberal bias.'" ... The most enduring conspiracy theory in America is that the institutions charged with offering some semblance of objective reality – the media, the academy, scientists – are hopelessly biased towards the left, if not outwardly hostile to “traditional American values.” The right has not only developed its own dedicated, ideological media to do battle with traditional news outlets, but also an activist network, built around well funded organizations like the Media Research Center and Accuracy in Media, that can direct conservative ire at reporters and editors whom they portray as showing insufficient deference to their perspective. It's worked in the past, it worked on the editors of PolitiFact this year, and it will continue to pay dividends as long as "neutral" media outlets like PolitiFact give equal credence to the right's alternative reality. Paul Krugman put it this way in his headline Politifact, R.I.P. The answer is, of course, obvious: the people at Politifact are terrified of being considered partisan if they acknowledge the clear fact that there’s a lot more lying on one side of the political divide than on the other. So they’ve bent over backwards to appear “balanced” — and in the process made themselves useless and irrelevant. Way to go, guys. For more corporomedia coverage Alex Pareen presents Salon's War Room HACK 30 "a list of our least favorite political commentators, newspaper columnists, political news show hosts, and constant cable news presences, ranked roughly (but only roughly) in order of awfulness and then described rudely. Criteria for inclusion included being wrong about literally everything, shameless sycophancy, appearing on “Morning Joe” and being “Morning Joe.” " Start at the end with No. 30 David Brooks and work your way down to No. 1 (and of course our favorite insuffable No. 11 George Will or as Pareen writes, "The bow-tied pundit is as slimy and amoral as a spitball ... a sanctimonious moralist, a pretentious hypocrite, a congenital liar and a boring pundit, to boot.") Have fun! Over at AlterNet Rania Khalek has 8 Stories Buried By the Corporate Media That You Need to Know About. George Washington at zerohedge gives this advice: Democrats: Here’s How to Force President Obama to Debate Endless War, Assaults on Our Freedom and the Out-Of-Control Fed And Nomi Prins has a Guest Post: Jon Corzine, MF Global, And Unaccountability ... After days of political-reality TV, we knew nothing more about its evaporation. Corzine and his stewards, Abelow and Chief Financial Officer, Henri Steenkamp, executed a perfect chorus of ‘I don’t recalls’, ‘I didn’t intends’ and ‘the butler did its’. For the most part, testimony from the various regulators didn’t shed additional light on the ‘missing’ funds either (everyone’s extremely sorry and deep in search mode) but they did reveal extreme, pass-the-blame incompetence, in the spirit of AIG. Acronym alert. SEC director, Robert Cook testified that MF Global Holding Company (like AIG) had no official consolidated supervisor regulating it; one of its subsidiaries, MF Global UK Limited, fell under the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA.) The other one, MF Global Inc. (MFGI) was registered under the Commodity Futures Trade Commission (CFTC) as a FCM (futures commission merchant) and also, under the SEC as a broker-dealer. It was the Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE) supposedly overseeing MFGI’s broker-dealer activities, while its futures activities fell under the CFTC, National Futures Association and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). Somewhere in the mix lurked the private self-regulatory body, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Really, how many inept regulatory bodies does it take to screw customers out of $1.2 billion? But, here’s how we know Corzine was lying – besides the nervous body movements. ...... We’re supposed to believe this ‘thorough and exacting’ man knew nothing about where it went? Or that his sense of entitlement and bravado was so big, he didn’t think it was wrong to take that money? Or that he wasn’t aware it was available? At all? No. Not possible. And yet, over half a dozen regulatory bodies were oblivious to the fund heist. Finding Corzine guilty of a crime would be like asking them to indict themselves.... William K. Black has his own solution to the Wall Street frauds in Dante's Divine Comedy: Banksters Edition ...I ignore for this purpose the fact that the fraudulent loans caused the bubble to hyper-inflate and drove the financial crisis that caused millions of people to lose their jobs. The financial accounting control frauds are the weapons of mass destruction of wealth, employment, and happiness. I also ignore the fact that the frauds described here made the perpetrators wealthy. My scale, therefore, systematically and dramatically understates the perpetrators' moral turpitude. I have also excluded the massive foreclosure frauds from my scale because they did not cause the underlying crisis. When Obama reveals the bankers actions he claims to be legal but highly unethical readers should keep my conscious understatement of the moral depravity of the illegal acts by bankers that drove this crisis in mind when they compare the relative ethical failings. As a criminologist, I do not favor sentencing criminals to the fates they richly deserve. I would never torture prisoners or place them at risk of assault, rape, or psychological trauma. I do not believe that extremely longer terms of imprisonment are desirable except in rare circumstances. As a lawyer and a criminologist I emphasize that any sentence should come only after a conviction in a trial providing due process protections or a guilty plea. My scale provides a label for the comparative moral depravity of the perpetrator, the deserved punishment (which when vicious is not the far more humane one I would actually impose), and a brief description of the specific frauds that are characteristic of this level of immorality and the number of perpetrators falling in each category. My inspiration was Dante's circles of hell as described in his Divine Comedy. Read on to see which bankers get into which Ring of the Inferno! Excellent! TVNEWSLIES has this Military to Designate U.S. Citizens as Enemy During Collapse Infowars has discovered new FEMA documents that confirm information received from DoD sources that show military involvement in a FEMA-led takeover within the United States under partially-classified Continuity of Government (COG) plans. It involves not only operations for the relocation of COG personnel and key officials, population management, emergency communications and alerts but the designation of the American people as ‘enemies’ under a live military tracking system known as Blue Force Situational Awareness (BFSA). Read the rest at InfoWars who state, "Within an hour of posting this article and linking to the pertinent document, the feds at have pulled the link and implied that it was a classified posting. We believe this was public and of interest to American citizens, taxpayers and peoples of the world and are in the process re-establishing an archive link of the material. Obviously, however, this information is revealing and certain parties do not wish it to be widely known. If you believe this material is important, please archive it and share it with your contacts. In the meantime, here are links to many of the pages." Bob Alexander asks I Wish We’d Stop Doing This at TVNEWSLIES Commentary The Dominant Culture of The United States, and most of the countries on this Earth, is Capitalism. We were taught it in school, we were told it was Gawd’s Will in church, we work within it during the day, it pours out of our televisions when we come home, and the only time we can escape from it is when we are asleep. Maybe. Corporate Capitalism dominates our planet. We can describe it as an economic system that became dominant in the Western world following the demise of feudalism or … we can describe it as A Self-Devouring Beast. Your choice. I don’t care. Either description is accurate. All I know is it’s a Capitalist world … we just live in it. .... What the hell … I’ll throw caution to the winds and go waaaaaay out on a limb and say it looks like Capitalism is fairly well-established here. Capitalism’s pathological pursuit of profit and power is: a.) A neat example of alliteration and b.) The engine of destruction killing the planet and ourselves. Our air, water, and land is fouled because it boosts the corporate bottom line. Our food is genetically modified, grown using toxic chemicals, and then refined to the point where it has little or no nutritional value to increase profits. Our health care system is designed to make money from people’s suffering and illness. Our social safety net programs are being dismantled while trillions of taxpayer dollars are funneled to the richest people in the world. And last but not least, as Socrates said, “All wars are fought for money.” Capitalists have corrupted our political and judicial systems, our media, and have successfully eroded the gains the labor and civil rights movements have made in this country. Anyone who doesn’t agree with everything I’ve just written is delusional. Who else is to blame? Socialists? Commies? Muslims, Catholics, or Jews? Black or Brown people? … Martians? From Wikipedia, “In US Criminal law, means, motive, and opportunity is a popular cultural summation of the three aspects of a crime needed to convince a jury of guilt in a criminal proceeding. Respectively, they refer to: the ability of the defendant to commit the crime (means), the reason the defendant had to commit the crime (motive), and whether or not the defendant had the chance to commit the crime (opportunity).” Capitalists are the only group that had the means, motive, and opportunity to destroy the country. I rest my case. Now that that’s settled … I only have one more question: Why do we keep voting for these people? And lastly we present the BTV HOLIDAY CHALLENGE! READ all of TIM DICKENSON How the GOP Became the Party of the Rich at Rolling Stone RS. DO IT NOW before it goes behind the pay wall (unless you have a hard copy or don't subscribe). Tim lays it all out HOW THIS HAPPENED over the past decade or three. NOW LOOK UP all those bills DICKENSON calls out that MADE LEGAL the 1% taking the 99%'s wealth. This is the hardest part because DICKENSON doesn't link to or mention the actual Congressional Bill NUMBERS nor the LEGAL NAMES that PASSED and MADE LAW (extra points for which pResident signed it). So get busy!
  • START. Go to Thomas Registry and FIND THESE BILLS. SHARE your findings below! From here you can now find out WHO voted FOR these billls! ESPECIALLY YOUR U.S. House Representative in YOUR DISTRICT. (Watch out - many districts have been redrawn for 2012)
  • Next LINE UP THESE VOTES for YOUR DISTRICT's Rep(s) chronologically. Some of us live in districts where we've had the same Rep for years or decades while many may have had Reps that got retired? chose not to run again? overtaken by a teabagger? became a lobbyist? retired to "write a book"? or "spend time with familiy"? or is in prison? died? - so make sure you write down any name changes. If you've moved then try to think back where you were voting in those years
  • Now here's where it gets good. Once you've IDENTIFIED and PLACED yer congrescritters in this melee IN SEQUENTIAL ORDER you now have a PRETTY GOOD INDICTMENT AGAINST (or FOR) YOUR rep's RE-ELECTION. Some of us actually live in districts where our reps actually voted AGAINST these 1% giveaways and are still in office! And they deserve access to YOUR "oppo research" so SHARE this info with your Rep and get involved with their campaign!
  • SHARE THIS INFO. Brick TeeVee has TWO posts you can save your info Brick TeeVee's Party of The Rich Bills! & Brick TeeVee's Party of The Rich by District! Add your info!
The Brick TeeVee Crew wishes all of you Happy Holidays! See you next week in 2012, hangovers in tow!
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»»» BRADLEY MANNING UPDATE @ Democracy NOW! Bradley Manning Hearing: Alleged WikiLeaks Whistleblower in Military Court, 19 Months After Arrest AND Adrian Lamo, Bradley Manning Informant, Defends Role in Turning in Alleged WikiLeaks Whistleblower and Bradley Manning Faces Life Sentence, While Criminals WikiLeaks Exposed Have Suffered No Consequences–Glenn Greenwald Dec 19, 2011 PLUS Bradley Manning’s Defense Strategy on Display as Military Prosecutors Rest Case in Pretrial Hearing AND Iraq Combat Veteran Dan Choi Forcibly Ousted, Barred from Bradley Manning Hearing at Ft. Meade Dec 21, 2011 AND As Bradley Manning Hearing Concludes, Military Prosecutors Say WikiLeaks Disclosures Aided al-Qaeda Dec 23, 2011
»»» Glenn Greenwald @ Democracy NOW! Obama Prepares to Authorize Indefinite Detention of U.S. Citizens for First Time Since McCarthy Era–Glenn Greenwald on NDAA Dec 19, 2011
»»» Chung-in Moon, professor of political science at Yonsei University in Seoul & Christine Ahn, executive director of the Korea Policy Institute @ Democracy NOW! The Death of Kim Jong-il and the Future of U.S. Relations with the Two Koreas Dec 20, 2011
»»» Democracy Now! reporter Ryan Devereaux @ Democracy NOW! Occupy Protesters Shut Down Major West Coast Ports, Targeting Goldman Sachs Dec 20, 2011
»»» Tim McGirk @ Democracy NOW! In Exiting Iraq, U.S. Military Discards Trove of Found Documents on 2005 Haditha Massacre of Iraqis Dec 21, 2011
»»» Nick Baumann, Mother Jones magazine @ Democracy NOW! With Indefinite Detention Measure, Has Congress Also Expanded Rendition of U.S. Citizens Abroad? Dec 22, 2011
»»» Randy Parraz, president of Citizens for a Better Arizona & Stephen Lemons of the Phoenix New Times @ Democracy NOW! WATCH NOW Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio: Mounting Storm of Anti-Latino Bias, Prisoner Abuse, Sex-Crimes Negligence Dec 22, 2011
»»» Margaret Chin, New York City Council member (District 1) & Banny Chen, first cousin of Danny Chen WATCH NOW U.S. Troops Charged After Fellow GI, Hazing Victim Danny Chen Found Dead in Afghanistan Dec 23, 2011
»»» Greg Gordon, investigative reporter for McClatchy Newspapers’ Washington, D.C. bureau & Peter Stone, reporter at the Center for Public Integrity @ Democracy NOW! WATCH NOW Newt Gingrich’s Campaign Resurgence Funded by Secretive Coterie of Super PACs, Wealthy Backers Dec 23, 2011
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The 1st Amendment is Our Permit WASHINGTON - October 14 - This is an emergency appeal. Spread it widely. Our permit to occupy is called “The First Amendment.” This morning, Occupy Wall Street protesters celebrated when New York authorities beat a last-minute retreat from clearing Liberty Plaza – as hundreds of labor and other activists rushed to defend the square. But at the same time this morning, dozens of state troopers in riot gear cleared out Occupy Denver protests. In cities across the country, Occupy protesters have faced police violence and arrests. Some occupations have been forcibly removed while others have stood their ground successfully. The authorities say we don’t have the proper permits to occupy public spaces. Our permit to occupy is The First Amendment. Quickly sign the following statement which will be delivered to mayors, police chiefs and major media across the country:
    Our permit to occupy public squares and parks is in The First Amendment, which affirms “the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” When people across the Middle East occupied public squares, leaders in Washington mostly cheered those protesters and warned Middle Eastern governments not to use force to clear them. Those other societies don’t have a First Amendment. Yet Washington affirmed the universal right to assembly and protest. We do have a First Amendment. The force being used to clear nonviolent protesters from public squares in our country is unacceptable. It must stop.
Action for a Progressive Future (the organization that runs RootsAction) is a nonprofit, progressive, public policy advocacy group that will engage citizens in the democratic process and help make sure legislators hear their voices.
(h/t jen) October 2011 is the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan and the beginning of the 2012 federal austerity budget. It is time to light the spark that sets off a true democratic, nonviolent transition to a world in which people are freed to create just and sustainable solutions. Take this pledge at
    "I pledge that if any U.S. troops, contractors, or mercenaries remain in Afghanistan on Thursday, October 6, 2011, as that occupation goes into its 11th year, I will commit to being in Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., with others on that day or the days immediately following, for as long as I can, with the intention of making it our Tahrir Square, Cairo, our Madison, Wisconsin, where we will NONVIOLENTLY resist the corporate machine by occupying Freedom Plaza to demand that America's resources be invested in human needs and environmental protection instead of war and exploitation. We can do this together. We will be the beginning."
Do it NOW!
NET NEUTRALITY! SOPA If you've been living under an Internet-free rock the past couple of weeks, you might have managed to miss the steady drumbeat of opposition to HR 3261, the so-called Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Then again, if you've been living under an Internet-free rock, you've already had a preview of what we're facing if SOPA goes into effect. has pulled together an infographic that explains in very basic terms the services and sites that are at greatest risk from SOPA here: Infographic: Effects of the Internet Blacklist Bill (SOPA). More info at American Censorship Day READ Internet Censorship: Not Today, Not Tomorrow SIGN NOW! Internet censorship is coming to America. It’s in the form of a bill in Congress that gives corporations unprecedented power to blacklist websites at will. If passed, the “Stop Online Piracy Act,” or SOPA (HR 3261), could rip apart the open fabric of the Internet. People could see their websites disappear from the Internet for a “crime” as innocent as posting a video of themselves singing along to a favorite song. Sign this petition NOW! Keep BTV and YOUR blog alive! Listen to Sam Seder with Tim Karr of Free Press on Net Neutrality [11•10•11] UPDATE: Bypass SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) DNS Blocking with DeSopa 1.1 A new anti-SOPA add-on for Firefox, titled “DeSopa” is such a counter measure.When installed, users can click a single button to resolve a blocked domain via foreign DNS servers, bypassing all domestic DNS blockades and allowing the user to browse the site though the bare IP-address (if supported).“I feel that the general public is not aware of the gravity of SOPA and Congress seems like they are about to cater to the special interests involved, to the detriment of Internet, for which I and many others live and breathe,” DeSopa developer T Rizk told....
CAMPAIGN FOR AMERICA'S FUTURE American Majority Rejects Washington Austerity Consensus – And We Demand Media Coverage by Roger Hickey, President, Campaign for America's Future: No more silent majority. The Campaign for America’s Future is joining with the Center for Economic and Policy Research (whose Co-Director, Dean Baker blogs regularly about economic bias in the media) and with FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) to monitor the media’s coverage and representation of the American Majority views as they go into covering the big deficit fight. But we want to enlist YOU too. Send us accounts of unbalanced coverage in the national media and in your local newspapers and television. Call up reporters, editors, assignment people and tell them when they are under-representing the views of the American Majority. We should have at least half the experts, pundits, quotes and real people represented in their coverage. In a debate as important as the one we are going into, we can’t allow the media to ignore the American Majority. Much more at
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SUPPORT THE TROOPS WHO REFUSE TO FIGHT See UPDATE! Manning-Lamo Chat Logs Revealed at plus The Deeply Personal Details in New Bradley Manning Chat Logs and Bradley Manning Support Network Much more at link.
UPDATE! DANIEL ELLSBERG on Countdown CURRENT TV - Activist Daniel Ellsberg weighs in on the importance of WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning’s case Keith and Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers whistleblower and author/activist, discuss the meaning of the Bradley Manning case—Manning is the Army intelligence analyst at the heart of the WikiLeaks controversy. Ellsberg claims that President Barack Obama is setting a precedent by allowing Manning to be charged under the Espionage Act. “The life sentence that he is facing is clearly to break him [Manning] down to incriminate Julian Assange,” says Ellsberg.
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  • This Week (ABC) with Christiane Amanpour
    Fact Checking ABC's "This Week" at NPR "On the Media" - Jake Tapper, interim host of ABC's "This Week," liked the idea of fact-checking his guests' comments, so he set up a partnership with Politifact, a non-partisan fact-checking organization. See Politifact Statements ABC News 'This Week'
    • "This Week" anchor Christiane Amanpour examines the key events in "The Year in the World."
    • ROUNDTABLE: Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haass and U.S. Institute of Peace fellow Robin Wright, the author of "Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World."

  • Face The Nation (CBS) Host Bob Schiefer
    • 2011 year in review
    • ROUNDTABLE: Chief White House Correspondent Norah O'Donnell, Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes, National Security Correspondent David Martin, Justice and Homeland Security Correspondent Bob Orr, Senior Business Correspondent Anthony Mason, Correspondent Elizabeth Palmer and Political Director John Dickerson.

  • 60 Minutes (CBS)
    • The Library - No one is allowed to borrow a book from the Vatican Library except the pope. And no wonder: the archive holds some of the oldest and most precious works of art and treasure known to man. Morley Safer and "60 Minutes" cameras get to see the best of the best. David Browning is the producer.
    • Mount Athos - Bob Simon steps back in time when he gets rare access to monks in ancient monasteries on a remote Greek peninsula who have lived a Spartan life of prayer in a tradition virtually unchanged for a thousand years. Cameras capture the monastic life, including chanting, prayers, rituals, and the priceless relics and icons from the Byzantine Empire stored on The Holy Mountain, Mt. Athos. Harry Radliffe and Michael Karzis are the producers.

  • Meet the Press (NBC) Host David Gregory
    Meet the Facts at NPR "On the Media" - Last December, NYU professor Jay Rosen proposed something simple yet revolutionary: why don't the Sunday morning chat shows fact check their guests? After "Meet the Press" host David Gregory declined, two college students launched a website to do it for him. One of them, Chas Danner, explains what they're trying to accomplish. See their website updating soon!
    • Special Christmas Edition: Morial, Friedman, Brokaw, Parker
    • ROUNDTABLE: NBC Special Correspondent Tom Brokaw, New York Times columnist and author Thomas Friedman, Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker and former mayor of New Orleans, now president of the National Urban League, Marc Morial. Plus a special Christmas Day reflection from the Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, DC

  • State of the Union With Candy Crowley (CNN) Joe Johns fills in
    At 9 AM ET, Candy talks to the power players: politicians, business leaders and international newsmakers who will make Monday morning's headlines. At NOON ET, Candy wraps it all up with fresh interviews and the best of the earlier hours.
    • Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Indiana)
    • The Hill’s A.B. Stoddard and CNN Senior Political Analyst Ron Brownstein.
    • previously unseen portion of our interview with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

  • HEAD ON RADIO with Bob Kincaid
    Headon Radio with Bob Kincaid 6 PM Eastern, 3 PM Pacific, 2300 GMT. Duration: 3 hrs. To be part of the conversation on Head-on Radio, call toll-free (877) 443-2366, or use our Liberal community line at 304-658-3333. Email: bob [at] headonradio [dot] com.
    • PRAYER MEETIN' WEDNESDAY!!!!! Coincidentally broadcast on Winter Solstice Eve! Listen now HERE (mp3)! AND Front Porch Friday!!!!! Bob wraps up the week! Listen NOW HERE (mp3)!
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    The Green News Report with Brad Friedman & Desi Doyen: 6 minutes of green news, politics, analysis & snarky comment!
    'Green News Report' - December 22, 2011 IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Breaking: More aid to Africa for drought/famine relief; Good year-end news for anyone who breathes: new rules to clean up toxic mercury and arsenic from coal plants; 30k Chinese 'occupy' to protest coal plants; Meet today's World's Newest Oil Spill, now in Nigeria; PLUS: Um... "explosive" trends in a melting Arctic ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!
    IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see link): House GOP earns ‘Worst Environmental Record Of Any Congress’; Record TX drought kills 500m trees; Genetic mutations in farm-raised salmon; New material breakthrough could double solar efficiency - with cheap plastic; Seattle bans plastic bags; Keystone XL would ship oil to China; USDA deregulates Monsanto GMO seed; Top clean energy stories of 2011 ... PLUS: Don't paint it black: US researchers invent paint-on solar cells ... and much, MUCH more! ...
    BRADCAST UPDATE: Brad sits in AGAIN on the Mike Malloy Show Friday! FRI 12/23: TONIGHT: A VERY MERRY Christmas Show tonight! Trust me!
    • A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS SHOW! Man alive do we have a ton of good (and some less-than-good) news stories to, happily, cover tonight! Including, but not limited to, the voter fraud-charged GOP Sec. of State being ordered removed in IN yesterday; the DoJ's rejection today of SC's voter suppression law; the findings of flawed op-scan ballot machines in OH; the GOP folding in their attempt to raise taxes on 160 million Americans; Arrests in violent assaults on "Recall Walker" workers; news about Progressive radio staying on air in San Francisco; long-overdue new EPA rules to curb pollution and much more!
    • LORI COMPAS, the leading organizer of WI's "Recall Fitzgerald" campaign, demanding an apology from state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald who inaccurately claimed that she and her fellow petitioners were committing fraud in their signature gathering efforts to have him recalled along with Gov. Scott Walker.
    • PLUS! Everything else that's on your minds, via your calls over your public airwaves at 877-520-1150 and your tweets to @TheBradBlog!...
    AND BRAD on Thom Hartman's THE BIG PICTURE Tuesday Tea Party Tax Increase about 15-20 minutes in! go look!
    Visit to see who counts yer votes! Reference yer background/research at Who's Counting? too.

  • The Peter B. Collins Show PODCAST!
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    The Peter B. Collins Show covers American news and politics from the Left Coast. Veteran talk radio personality Peter B. Collins, based in San Francisco, delivers fresh interviews, commentary and analysis on a range of important topics, with views and voices you don’t often find in the corporate media.
    • PBC Live! Weekly on KGO PBC Live! Weekly on KGO Your humble host has been remiss in keeping you apprised of his other media activities. Since February, I’ve been hosting a regular weekly show on KGO, the leading San Francisco talk station with a huge coverage area–at night, you can hear it anywhere on the West Coast. TFN (till further notice), you can hear me every Friday night–or, more precisely, Saturday morning, from 1-5 am (PDT) on 810-AM or streaming at If you’d like to be alerted each week, sign up on Facebook as a fan of “Peter B. Collins Show” or you can follow me on Twitter, @pbcsf
    • PBC Podcast 337 Convicted Superlobbyist Jack Abramoff Hangs Up Mid-Interview, Rather than Apologizing to Native American Leader Jack Abramoff’s rehabilitation media tour hit the rocks today, as he abruptly hung up and ended the interview rather than talk with Tom Rodgers of the Blackfoot Nation.
    • PBC Podcast 339 Progressives Have a Choice: Meet Jill Stein, Green Party Presidential Candidate Dr. Jill Stein is the leading presidential candidate for the Green Party for 2012. In this wide-ranging interview, she makes a strong impression as a smart, well-informed progressive.
    • PBC Podcast 340 Back Story on Syria: Sibel Edmonds and Journalist Pepe Escobar Cutting through the disinformation and spin, Sibel Edmonds and Pepe Escobar reveal back stories about the conflict in Syria that are not reported in the mainstream media.
    Holiday Break and Website Changes
      To my valued listeners: We are on a holiday break until the first week of January. You have my warm holiday wishes and best for the New Year. If you are in the Bay Area, I will be on KGO 810 AM 12/24 from 8-11am and 1/7 from 11am to 2pm. Others can catch the stream at We are making some changes to the website and our terms, effective in January. We will continue to offer free podcasts–my new daily news and commentary. Our in-depth interviews will be available for $1 per episode, or to subscribers who pay $5 per month or more. Loyal listeners who simply can’t afford it should send an email to, as we will be offering a limited number of scholarships to our friends who are hurting during these tough times. More information will be posted as we complete the revisions. I’m grateful to each of you for listening and supporting this work, and hope that the new model will enable us to keep it going well into the future. All the best, -pbc

  • Ring of Fire Radio
    Find us at and hosted by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Mike Papantonio and Sam Seder
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    This Week on The Best of Ring of Fire! December 23, 2011
    • Actor, comedian, and documentary filmmaker Harry Shearer will join us to talk about his new documentary “The Big Uneasy.
    • Author Frank Schaeffer will join us to talk about the radical right wing evangelicals who have helped shape Michelle Bachmann’s worldview.
    • We’ll be talking with new MSNBC host Chris Hayes about how the gross income inequality in America is finally starting to hurt the elite on Wall Street.
    • Robert Weissman, the president of Public Citizen, will be here to talk about how government regulations are helping to save American lives.
    • Author Chris Mooney will talk with us about the continuing assault on climate science that has now infiltrated our school system.
    • And political strategist and author Mike Lux will be here to tell us why our current economic policies are leading America to ruin.
    • VIDEO! Papantonio: Corporate Courts Will Aid GOP Voter Suppression Mike Papantonio appears on MSNBC’s The Ed Show to discuss how the GOP’s voter suppression efforts are going to be aided by the corrupt corporate court system in America. Papantonio: Why The Occupy Movement Needs Your Support Mike Papantonio talks with activist Jesse LaGreca about the meaning behind the Occupy Movement, and what the movement is ultimately hoping to accomplish.
    • VIDEO! Papantonio: Wall Street’s Secret Government One of the main issues that the Occupy Movement has with Wall Street bankers is that they took billions of dollars in bailout money from the federal government, and rather than using that money to create jobs, they used it to pay themselves record-breaking bonuses. But that’s just the beginning of the story. Thanks to a recent Freedom of Information Act request, the public now has access to records showing that the federal government did even more for Wall Street bankers than was previously thought. Mike Papantonio talks about the secret deals that took place between the federal government and Wall Street with Les Leopold, author of the book “The Looting of America.”
    Support Those Who Support Progressive Media! 2011 has certainly been a great year for Ring of Fire, and we’ve had some great sponsors that have helped support the show throughout the year. We wanted to take the time to personally thank each and every one of them, and we encourage all of our listeners to take the time to support those who have support us.
    • Join our blog at You can now SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST by clicking on the “Podcast” tab at the top of the Ring of Fire blog. Please help support progressive radio by signing up!
    Ring of Fire Radio Ring of Fire, hosted by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Mike Papantonio and Sam Seder: Saturdays at 3 o’clock Eastern, rebroadcasts Sunday nights at 7 pm ct on Chicago's Progressive Talk WCPT AM & FM and 4 pm et on Sirius/XM 167 featuring The PAP Attack! "We’ll bring you the stories that the mainstream media didn’t feel like reporting this week."

  • Majority Report with Sam Seder Streaming LIVE weekdays 11:30 am et @!

    David Graeber, one of the original Occupy Wall Street organizers, on Debt: the First 5,000 Years, OWS & D12 [12•12•11]
    Jason Benlevi on Our Digital Life: How We're Changing and Who Benefits? [12•19•11]
    Brian Beutler of Talking Points Memo on the Payroll Tax Cut Fiasco [12•21•11]
    Digby on Ron Paul, Libertarianism & the 2012 Elections [12•22•11]
    An Update from Occupy New Hampshire! [12•22•11]]
    MORE Podcast Interviews at!

  • On the Edge with Max Keiser Podcasts and more @!
    "HI Y'ALL! Tell the people! Tell the people!"
    WHO IS MAX KEISER? Max Keiser is a financial expert, Prediction Markets analyst, inventor and filmmaker. He is the creator of the Hollywood Stock Exchange (HSX) the first Prediction Market. Max Keiser co-hosts “The Truth About Markets” on ResonanceFM 104.4 in London. He also produces and presents documentary films covering markets and finance for Al Jazeera’s “People & Power” series. Max Keiser started his career on Wall Street in 1983. He is the creator of KarmaBanque a site that enables activists to challenge corporate power.
    • VISIT!!! Crowd Funding for Pirates!
    • NEW! MaxKeiserTV on YouTube! MaxKeiserTV
    In fact, Europe is not the basket case many believe by maxkeiser. READ You Want The Truth? You CAN Handle The Truth! (zerohedge)
    MUST READ: Trustee to Seize and Liquidate the Customer Gold and Silver Bullion From MF Global by maxkeiser. READ Trustee to Seize and Liquidate the Customer Gold and Silver Bullion From MF Global (Jesse's Crossroads Cafe)
    • VIDEO! GIABOzilla II: The Keiser Report Occupies JP Morgan by maxkeiser.
    LEAKED REPORT: David Cameron was warned that bankers are, in fact, undermining the UK economy by “actually destroying value for the UK investor at least as fast as the stock market can create it” by stacyherbert. We should applaud this for now these bankers have more of our wealth to trickle back down upon us. But as Max Keiser says, “you can’t have capitalism without capital!” READ LEAKED REPORT: David Cameron was warned that bankers are, in fact, undermining the UK economy by “actually destroying value for the UK investor at least as fast as the stock market can create it” (Guardian UK)
    • KEISER REPORT [KR224] Keiser Report: Exotic pet banking fraudsters We discuss central banks and governments ‘saving the day’ and hostage taking paper silver markets and gold for bonds in Japan. In the second half of the show, Max talks to Satyajit Das, author of Extreme Money, about the European debt crisis.
    • KEISER REPORT [KR255] (They mean KR225) Keiser Report: Victims of Banking Terrorists This week we discuss virtual dollars and American plots and tinned goods and small-caliber weapons. In the second half of the show, Max talks to Detlev Schlichter about elastic money and financial crises.
    • KEISER REPORT [KR226] Keiser Report: Capitalism Without Capital? After after revealing that the Lizard King is back, we discuss the radical redistribution of gold and silver property in the US and the radical experiment in the UK to have capitalism without capital. In the second half of the show, Max talks to Professor Steve Keen about the UK’s financial sector debt which is at least 4 times as large as US financial sector debt before the global financial crisis began.
    • KEISER REPORT [KR227] Keiser Report – Merry X-Max & Happy New GIABO
    • ON THE EDGE Euro crisis-On the Edge with Max Keiser-12-09-2011 Guest: Greg Hunter
    • THE TRUTH ABOUT MARKETS [TaM-1228] The Truth About Markets – 10 December 2011 Download show HERE (mp3)
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  • ANTIWAR RADIO with Scott Horton
    antiwarradio.jpg LIVE (9-11am Pacific, 12pm - 2pm Eastern) Plenty of archives too!
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    Tom Engelhardt December 23, 2011: Tom Engelhardt, creator of and author of The United States of Fear, discusses why the US withdrawal from Iraq seemed a lot like defeat, despite the “success” story peddled by Obama; how the ambitious Bush administration, confident of a “cakewalk” victory, never got the “enduring bases” and tens of thousands of permanent occupation soldiers they wanted; a catalog of what the US took home, and what remains behind; Dick Cheney’s reasonable explanation (in 1994) why George H.W. Bush was wise not to go all the way to Baghdad in the Gulf War; how the State Department has become a junior version of the DoD, more interested in war-making than diplomacy; and the militarized transformation of the US, in response to an al-Qaeda terrorist organization that (in its best days) could pull off an attack every few years.
    Marcy Wheeler December 23, 2011: Blogger Marcy Wheeler discusses the conviction of US citizen Tarek Mehanna on material support of terrorism charges, in part for posting “jihadist” videos online; the SCOTUS ruling (Holder v. HLP) that defines “material support” so broadly a lawyer could be arrested for representing alleged terrorist organizations (except those favored by the government, like MEK); whether provisions in the NDAA authorize the indefinite detention of Americans or not; the legal precedents set by the Yaser Hamdi, Jose Padilla and Anwar Al-Awlaki cases; and the ways presidents can avoid judicial review altogether – should a court ever get reacquainted with the Constitution and stop deferring to Executive power.
    Adam Morrow December 21, 2011: IPS News journalist Adam Morrow discusses his article “Muslim Brotherhood Looks Beyond Tahrir;” the Islamic political parties sweeping Egypt’s parliamentary elections; continuing protests from Egyptian liberals, frustrated at getting trounced in the polls; the meeting with US Ambassador Anne Patterson, Senator John Kerry and the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party; and whether Egypt’s second-place – and very conservative – Islamic party will inspire more paranoid talk of a burgeoning Islamic caliphate, poised to conquer the world and convert your children.
    Many more interviews at Antiwar Radio!

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