Thursday 8 December '11 show notes

Thursday 8 December '11 show notes

   
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Republicans want power not jobs...
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Republicans in the House yesterday passed legislation giving themselves even more power. The “Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny Act” – or REINS Act – gives either chamber of Congress complete veto power over new regulations put in place by White House executive orders.
 
The bill most helps corporate polluters – as Republicans would be able to shoot down new environmental regulations that keep our children and environment safe – and to hell with the balance of power that’s supposed to exist in our government. The ironic thing about this legislation is that President Obama has enacted far fewer regulations than the George W. Bush – but there was no outcry about over-regulation during Bush's presidency.
 
So while Republicans pass legislation that won’t create a single job – and won’t even pass the Senate – the clock is ticking on middle class Americans who face a $1,000 tax hike at the end of the year unless House Republicans agree to extend the payroll tax cut.
 
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Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... Congressman Ted Deutch: Occupied Amendment & Saving American Democracy Amendment (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
 
Need to Know: Occupied Amendment & Saving American Democracy Amendment
- Congressman Ted Deutch(D-FL, 19th District) Twitter
 
Screwed: GOP...now sabotaging Consumer Protection Agency
- Ian Millhiser, Center for American Progress Twitter Twitter Twitter
 
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99inDC end up occupying a jail cell!
- Rev. CJ Hawking, Arise Chicago Twitter Twitter
- Krista Rand, Unemployed college grad from Concord, NH (27yrs old) Masters in Civil & Environmental Engineering Twitter
Is Europe planning to bring back the old currencies?
- Professor Costas Panayotakis, New York City College of Technology at CUNY Twitter Twitter
 
Geeky Science Rock: Why people see God... in pizza?!
 
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Hour One: can't find a job...marching on Boehner's office
- Krista Rand, Unemployed college grad from Concord, NH (27yrs old) Masters in Civil & Environmental Engineering Twitter
Article: "Undermining the Executive Branch" (REINS Act).
 
Article: "My Occupy LA Arrest, by Patrick Meighan" by Patrick Meighan.
Article: "Occupy protesters block K Street; 62 arrested" by Andrea Noble and Meredith Somers.
Twitter: "Thom Hartmann".
 
Sexual assault against younger women and the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act
- Judge Susan Carbon, Director of the United States Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Twitter
Article: "Violence Against Women Act"(1994).
Event: "It's Time to Talk Day", December 8, 2011.

Hour Two: TSA Violates Seniors at Terminal
- Les Rayburn, Conservative Commentator
 
Geeky Science rocks!
 
Book: "Nineteen Eighty-Four" by George Orwell.
 
Occupy Seattle Civil Rights Lawsuit update
- Mark Taylor-Canfield, Occupy Seattle Twitter Twitter
Article: "Police SWAT Team Raids Occupy Seattle Media Black Out" by Mark Taylor Canfield.
 
Time to Talk Day
- William L. McComb, Liz Claiborne, Inc.

Hour Three: Why is Mitch McConnell afraid of the popular vote?
- Scott Keyes, Think Progress Twitter Twitter
Book: "The Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson.
 
Should the GOP fear OWS?
- Craig Shirley, Author-“December 1941: 31 Days That Changed America and Saved the World” Twitter
Article: "Up the establishment" by Craig Shirley, 10/18/2011.
 
Article: "The Story of Seattle's Hooverville" by Jesse Jackson, 1938.
Excerpt: "The Story of Seattle's Hooverville" by Jesse Jackson, 1938.
Article: "Virginia Tech shootings: Two killed, suspect at large" by Stephen Ceasar and Rene Lynch.
 
Domestic violence often unreported by LGBTQ community
- Sharon Stapel, New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) Twitter
 
Article: "Banks Prep for Life After Euro" by David Enrich, Deborah Ball and Alistair Macdonald.
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Hour One: If it's Friday, it's "Brunch With Bernie"... the honorable Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will be here 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... Twitter
 
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