Monday 30 January '12 show notes

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The oligarchs openly talking about a coup d'état in America?
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Multi-millionaire lobbyist Grover Norquist is calling for the impeachment of President Obama. In an interview with the right-wing National Journal – Norquist warned that if President Obama wins re-election and decides to let the Bush tax cuts for the top 2% expire at the end of the year – then Republicans will “have enough votes in the Senate in 2014 to impeach [him].”
 
What does that mean? It means that the super rich in America – and their political operatives like Norquist in Washington, DC – have now compared a tiny tax increase on the wealthy to high crimes and treason – the only Constitutional basis Congress can use to impeach a President. It sounds like the oligarchs are now openly talking about a coup d'état in America.
 
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Are the Oligarchs now openly talking about a coup d'état in America?
- Thomas Frank, Harper's Magazine.
 
Screwed: Clashes in Occupy Oakland: 400 Arrests, Tear Gas, Flash-Bang Grenades
- Susie Cagle, Freelance Journalist / Contributor-The Guardian Twitter Twitter
- Eric Lotke, Participant-Occupy DC / writer & author Twitter
- Ben Zucker, Participant-Occupy DC tenter Twitter Twitter
 
Did Freddie Mac bet against homeowners?
- Richard Eskow, Campaign for America's Future Twitter Twitter
 
Is single payer coming to California?
- CA State Senator Mark Leno, (D-District 3) Twitter
 
Everything you Know is Wrong: Mayan doomsday explained
- Dr. William A. Saturno, Boston University Twitter
 
Daily Take: Greece and Michigan: dealt the same hand by the banksters
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Hour One: Clashes in Oakland: 400 Arrests, Tear Gas, Flash-Bang Grenades
- Susie Cagle, Freelance Journalist / Contributor-The Guardian Twitter Twitter
 
Occupy DC crackdown
- Eric Lotke, Participant-Occupy DC / writer & author Twitter
Article: "Occupy protests gear up after violent weekend" by Elizabeth Flock.
 
Occupy DC police crackdown
- Ben Zucker, Participant-Occupy DC tenter Twitter Twitter
Article: "Occupy D.C. protesters wait as noon deadline passes" by Oren Dorell and Marisol Bello.
 

Hour Two: Freddie Mac Bets Against American Homeowners
- Michael Hudson, Center for Public Integrity Twitter Twitter
Article: "Freddie Mac Bets Against American Homeowners" by Jesse Eisinger, ProPublica and Chris Arnold, NPR.
 
Quote: "In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of." -- Confucius.
Site: Professor Richard D. Wolff.
Article: "How the GOP Became the Party of the Rich" by Tim Dickinson.
 
Talk Radio News Segment:
- Victoria Jones, White House Correspondent Twitter
Article: "GOP Tying Election Hopes To Keystone Support" by Geoff Holtzman.
Article: "Introducing the `Pay A Fair Share Act’" by Greg Sargent.
Article: "White House daily briefing, 1/30" by Byron Tau.

Hour Three: California is close to single payer
- Senator Mark Leno, California State Senator (D-District 3) Twitter
 
Article: "Greek fury at plan for EU budget control" by Peter Spiegel in Brussels and Kerin Hope in Athens.
Article: "Benton Harbor takeover sparks furious reaction" by Eartha Jane Melzer.
 
Book: "Screwed: The Undeclared War Against The Middle Class" by Thom Hartmann. Get "Screwed" by Thom Hartmann!
 
 
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Hour Two: Big Brother Is Now Your Diet Coach Should the government be watching what you eat? Thom confronts Greg Beato of Reason Magazine Twitter Twitter
 
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