Tuesday 23 November '10 show notes

Tuesday 23 November '10 show notes

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Is the next step for the GOP to strip rights away from Muslims?
So how do Republicans want to solve the current TSA security fiasco? By screwing over people who may “look like terrorists.” Two words – ethnic profiling. Rather than investigate the machines or reconsider pat down procedures – Republican Congressmen Jason Chaffetz of Utah and Peter Hoekstra of Michigan want to limit the people who get irradiated or groped to only those of a certain ethnic background. In other words – people who don’t look like them. In two separate radio interview – both GOP lawmakers agreed that profiling is something they would advocate for as an alternative. While they are the first two federal lawmakers to endorse profiling at airports – the Conservative media – mainly Fox News and Rush Limbaugh - has been calling on this security tactic since this debate began a few weeks ago. Of course – it’s much easier to advocate for profiling when you don’t fit the profile – nearly every person who has spoken out in favor has been a white male. Besides the inherent racism in profiling – it also doesn’t work and could make our country less safe. The past 3 attempted bombers have not been of Middle Eastern decent – the shoe bomber Richard Reid was a white Jamaican from the UK. The underwear bomber was Nigerian. And “jihad jane” was a blonde American woman. So is profiling really the best idea? Or is it just the next step for the GOP to strip rights away from Muslims. After all – they apparently can’t build mosques in the country anymore.
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Today on the Big Picture... Right wing wants you to be afraid, be very afraid... On RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)

Need to Know: Right wing wants you to be afraid, be very afraid... Following Outrage Over TSA Screenings, GOP Reps. Chaffetz And Hoekstra Lead Revived Calls For Profiling. With David Horowitz. His new book is "Reforming Our Universities".

Status of lawsuit against DHS over TSA body scanners With Amie Stepanovich, National Security Fellow with Electronic Privacy Information Center.

TSA methods 'will kill more Americans on highway' With Steven Horwitz, professor of economics at St. Lawrence University.

Korea Attack: Yeonpyeong Island Shelled By North Korea With John Feffer, Co-Director-Foreign Policy in Focus.

Facebook...internet destroyer?? So says Tim Berners-Lee. With Don Watkins, Analyst with the Ayn Rand Institute.

Daily Take: Can Scott Brown And Ron Wyden Save Health Care Reform?

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Quote: "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." -- Abraham Lincoln.
Hour One: North vs South Korea...what does it really mean? John Feffer, Co-Director of Foreign Policy in Focus, joins Thom.
Plus - Iraqi's don't know why we're killing them and neither do we...
Article: "Taliban Leader in Secret Talks Was an Impostor" by Dexter Filkins And Carlotta Gall.
Movie: "Fair Game".
Documentary: "Beyond Belief" (Afghanistan).

Hour Two: So how do Republicans want to solve the current TSA security fiasco? By screwing over people who may “look like terrorists.” With Wayne Root, Entrepreneur, 2008 Libertarian Party vice-presidential candidate and a front runner for the 2012 Presidential nomination; author of 7 books-latest is “The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling & Tax Cuts”
Article: "Two Simple Solutions to the TSA Screening Mess" by Wayne Allyn Root.
Article: "Michael Chertoff, Bend Over, Please" by Thom Hartmann.
Speech: "Commencement Address at American University" by President John F. Kennedy, June 10, 1963.
Talk Radio News Segment: Ellen Ratner, Bureau Chief.
Article: "Taliban Leader in Secret Talks Was an Impostor" by Dexter Filkins and Carlotta Gall.

Hour Three: Facing Death: What does it really mean to make end of life decisions? PBS Frontline producer Karen O'Connor joins Thom.
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The good: "Franken wants antitrust probe of Comcast" by Gautham Nagesh.
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Wisdom from Dick Gregory

In 1981, African American comedian and activist Dick Gregory and I were flying across the Atlantic through the middle of the night, his first trip to the African continent and my third or fourth, we sat in the plane and drank red wine and talked of all sorts of things, including our common opposition to the Vietnam War back in the day.
In the middle of our discussion about the U.S. and its unfortunate military adventures abroad, Dick Gregory dropped on me the most profound comment I’ve ever heard about foreign policy and human nature.
“I don’t know why America always thinks she has to run all around the world forcing people to take our way of governance at the barrel of a gun,” he said. He paused for a sip of wine, and then added with a sly grin: “When you’ve got something really good, you don’t have to force it on people. They will steal it!
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