Tuesday 24 May '11 show notes

Tuesday 24 May '11 show notes

   
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American can no longer label tuna products as “dolphin safe”
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If you thought our government was in charge of making laws – think again. It turns out the World Trade Organization is telling us what to do. Yesterday – the WTO took a bite out of US sovereignty – ruling that American can no longer label tuna products as “dolphin safe.” Why? Because such labeling could restrict the purchase of certain foreign tuna products – thus limiting “free trade” in America.
 
So now with no incentive to catch dolphin-safe tuna – expect transnational corporate seafood companies around the world to go gangbusters scooping up tuna out of the ocean with no regard to what else might get trapped in their nets. The US has lost 9 out of every 10 cases in front of the WTO since joining the organization in 1995 - so where are the Tea Party protests on this important issue of sovereignty?
 
Oh right – their corporate founders love free trade – even though it screws America.
 
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Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... Patriot Act...UnPatriotic? (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
 
Need to Know: Patriot Act...UnPatriotic? with Ryan Reilly, Reporter-TPM  Twitter
 
Screwed: Elizabeth Warren with
- Richard Eskow, ex AIG executive, writer  Twitter
- Bart Naylor, financial policy expert, Public Citizen  Twitter
 
"Too Big to Fail" or "Too Big to Jail"
 
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Police state with David Sirota, journalist, columnist, radio host, author  Twitter
 
Massey Mine disaster...who's really to blame? with Jeff Biggers, independent journalist and author.
 
Daily Take: Fido or Flipper...who would you sacrifice for a tuna sandwich?
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Quote: "As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality" -- George Washington.
 
Hour One: Is there a civil war in the GOP? with Dr. Charles Dunn, Regent University Distinguished Professor of Government.
Article: "GOP debate countdown begins in South Carolina" by Nia-Malika Henderson.
 
Quote: "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father." Mark 13:32".
Because I got high alert: "Pocket dialing" 911 does in another drug suspect, this time in Georgia" by Edecio Martinez.

Hour Two: Is Glen Beck no different than the "End of the World" rapture guy?
Article: "Luke 21".
 
Article: "Strauss-Kahn's pals bid to pay off woman's kin" by Oron Dan in Tel Aviv and Laura Italiano and Bob Fredericks in NY.
 
Talk Radio News Segment: Victoria Jones, White House Correspondent  Twitter
Article: "No veto threat on medical education bill" by Julian Pecquet.
Article: "Rand Paul skips Netanyahu address" by Scott Won.

Hour Three: Will Labor continue to vote democratic? with Leo Gerard, President, United Steelworkers (USW)  Twitter
Article: "The Manufacturing Rebound Is a Myth" by Ian Fletcher.
Video: "Richard Trumka Remarks on Labor Issues", January 11, 2010.
Movie: "Too Big to Fail". HBO.
 
The good: Rep. John Kriesel, R-Cottage Grove: "Minnesota GOP legislator makes passionate speech in support of marriage equality" by Maggie Koerth-Baker.
Book: "The Rapture Plot" by David MacPherson.
Article: "More banks targeted in New York probe" by Kara Scannell and Justin Baer in New York.
 
Article: "Why Obama should appoint Elizabeth Warren" by Katrina Vanden Heuvel.
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Hour Two: 7 million jobs since the beginning of the Great Recession...when will conservatives realize we need more trade regulations to bring our jobs back to America? Thom confronts Clint Bolick, author of the new book "Death Grip: Loosening the Law's Stranglehold Over Economic Liberty"...  Twitter
 
Plus, Everything You Know is Wrong - Reboot Your Life: Energize Your Career and Life by Taking a Break Nancy Bearg, Sabbatical Sisters.
 
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