Friday 22 April '11 show notes

Friday 22 April '11 show notes

  • Happy Earth Day!
  • Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT). "Brunch With Bernie".
  • Right wing Blogger Andrew Breitbart, Founder of numerous sites Breitbart.com, Big Government.com, etc. "Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World"
  • Larry Flynt, Free speech advocate, publisher-Hustler Magazine, author. "One Nation Under Sex"
  • 'Anything Goes' Friday
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  • Clip: Franklin D. Roosevelt, 27 June 1936, "A Rendezvous With Destiny" Speech to the Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    That very word freedom, in itself and of necessity, suggests freedom from some restraining power. In 1776 we sought freedom from the tyranny of a political autocracy - from the eighteenth-century royalists who held special privileges from the crown...

    "But since that struggle, man's inventive genius released new forces in our land, forces which reordered the lives of our people. The age of machinery, of railroads; of steam and electricity; the telegraph and the radio; mass production, mass distribution - all of these combined to bring forward a new civilization and with it a problem for those who sought to remain free.

    "For out of this modern civilization economic royalists carved new dynasties. New kingdoms were built upon concentration of control over material things. Through new uses of corporations and banks and securities, new machinery of industry and agriculture, of labor and capital - all undreamed of by the Fathers - the whole structure of modern life was impressed into this royal service...

    "Private enterprise, indeed, became too private. It became privileged enterprise, not free enterprise...

    "The royalists I have spoken of, the royalists of the economic order have conceded that political freedom was the business of the government, but they have maintained that economic slavery was nobody's business. They granted that the government could protect the citizen in his right to vote, but they denied that the government could do anything to protect the citizen in his right to work and his right to live...

    "These economic royalists complain that we seek to overthrow the institutions of America. What they really complain of is that we seek to take away their power. Our allegiance to American institutions requires the overthrow of this kind of power. In vain they seek to hide behind the flag and the Constitution. But in their blindness they forget what the flag and the Constitution stand for. Now, as always, they stand for democracy, not tyranny; for freedom, not subjection; and against a dictatorship by mob rule and the over-privileged alike.
   
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Thom LogoWho’s screwed? 9/11 first responders. More signs that the Republicans are still exploiting 9/11 to hurt working people and help the rich. First responders who finally are going to receive the healthcare they need - after Republicans were shamed into dropping their filibuster of the 9/11 First Responders Health bill last year - are discovering that Republican Cliff Stearns was able to add an amendment to the bill that would require all 9/11 first responders to be screened for terrorist ties before they can receive any health services.
 
That’s right – Republicans want to make sure that the men and women who are coughing up blood today because they devoted themselves ten years ago to sifting through he wreckage of the World Trade Center to desperately find survivors now have to go through months or even years of security checks before they can get a health exam and treatment.
 
What’s next? "Were you ever a communist" questions for Medicare recipients?
 
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Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... Conversation with Dr. Curt Stager - "DEEP FUTURE: The Next 100,000 Years of Life on Earth". (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
 
"Conversations With Great Minds." Tonight's very special guest is Dr. Curt Stager, renowned climate scientist and author of the new, Scientific American “notable” book "DEEP FUTURE: The Next 100,000 Years of Life on Earth".
 
The Big Picture Weekly Rumble panel: With:
- Jamie Weinstein -- Deputy Editor, DailyCaller.com (Conservative)
- Erikka Knuti, Democratic Strategist (progressive)
- Daniel Halper, Weekly Standard (Conservative).
 
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Quote: "The ultimate test of man's conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard" -- Gaylord Nelson, former US Senator & governor of Wisconsin, principal founder of Earth Day (first observed in 1970).
 
Hour One: If it's Friday, it's "Brunch With Bernie"... the honorable Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) joins Thom with all the news from our nation's capitol and as always he'll be spending the hour taking your calls and answering your questions too...
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Article: "S&P delivers blow for US debt" by Robin Harding and James Politi in Washington and Michael Mackenzie in New York.
Speech: "A Rendezvous With Destiny", Franklin D. Roosevelt, 27 June 1936 speech to the Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Article: "A Skyscraper of a ZIP Code" by Joseph de Avila.

Hour Two: "Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World" Right wing Blogger Andrew Breitbart, Founder of numerous sites Breitbart.com, Big Government.com, and others, talks to Thom about his new book.
Article: "Video Proof: The NAACP Awards Racism–2010" by Andrew Breitbart, Jul 19th 2010.
Article: "Andrew Breitbart and rifts on the right" by Dana Milbank.
 
"One Nation Under Sex" with Larry Flynt, Free speech advocate, publisher-Hustler Magazine, author of several books including his latest "One Nation Under Sex".
Book: "One Nation Under Sex" by Larry Flynt.
 
Happy Earth Day!
Book: "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand.
Movie: "I AM", Directed by Tom Shadyac.

Hour Three: 'Anything Goes' Friday.
Movie: "Zeitgeist".
 
Article: "Obama asks DOJ to investigate oil speculators" by David Worthington.
Article: "Nevada welcomes Sen. John Ensign's decision to resign" by Michael A. Memoli and Ashley Powers, Los Angeles Times.
 
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Oil will rise to $220 a

Oil will rise to $220 a barrel in the next eighteen to twenty-four months with $10 per gallon at the pumps. Oil will be and remain more precious than human life. Oil will pay no royalties for their precious resources. Deepwater crude and its many problems will remain with us for many years. Uranium is a very valuable natural resource and more countries will seek this resource. Uranium will be needed for nuclear plants and nuclear reactors. More nuclear plants are being built each year. Any miscalculation by these nuclear plants can cause great and permanent damage to our planet and human life.