Monday 9 January '12 show notes

Monday 9 January '12 show notes

   
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Will Mitt Romney sweep the Primaries?
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Over the weekend, Mitt Romney had just two hurdles to jump before he cruises to a victory in tomorrow night’s New Hampshire Primary – and those were back-to-back debates on Saturday night and Sunday morning. After escaping the first debate completely unscathed – Romney was attacked in the second debate for being a career politician, making a living killing jobs, and being far too moderate to represent the Republican Party. Romney himself fueled criticism when he seemed to suggest that only rich people should run for office, quoting advice that his dad gave him saying, “never get involved in politics if you have to win an election to pay a mortgage.” But despite the attacks in Sunday’s debate – polls out of New Hampshire show Romney with a sizeable lead. According to the latest poll out of the University of New Hampshire – Romney is sitting pretty at 41% - with Ron Paul in second at 17%. Rick Santorum and Jon Huntsman are tied at 11%. A win for Romney in New Hampshire will be historic – making him the first non-incumbent Republican candidate to win in both Iowa and New Hampshire. Romney is also leading in South Carolina and in Florida – two primaries that will be held later this month. So, there’s a good chance this race could be wrapped up fairly early if he pulls off the January sweep.
 
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Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... Will Mitt be hit with a New Hampshire surprise? (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
 
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Need to Know: Will Mitt be hit with a New Hampshire surprise?
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New Hampshire primary...what to expect
- Neil Sroka, Progressive Change Campaign Committee Twitter Twitter
 
Screwed: New poll reveals America's changing political viewpoints
- Maria Svart, Democratic Socialists of America Twitter
 
The Best of the Rest of the News...
 
Iceland's economic thaw...what can we learn?
- Thom Hartmann, Host-The Big Picture Twitter
 
Daily Take: 1.6 million reasons why Banksters don't deserve a nickel
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Thom live from Reykjavik, Iceland.
 
Hour One: Economy & progressive politics
- Lilja Mósesdóttir, Economist and member of parliament.
 
Liberal politics & the EU
- Brynja Halldórsdóttir, Former chairperson of the Young Leftist-Greens.

Hour Two: Conservative politics
- Gunnlaugur Snær Ólafsson, Chairman of The Conservative Society of Iceland.
Article: "Reflections on the French Revolution" by Edmund Burke.
Book: "Rights of Man" by Thomas Paine.
Book: "Agrarian Justice" by Thomas Paine.
Speech: "A Rendezvous With Destiny", 27 June 1936 acceptance speech by Franklin D. Roosevelt. "An old English judge once said: "Necessitous men are not free men.""
 
Conservative politics
- Stefnir Húni Kristjánsson, Chairman of Ísafold (youth against EU membership)
 
Iceland politics
- Paul Fontaine, Journalist at the Reykjavik Grapevine, Former Member of Parliament (2007-2008)

Hour Three: State of Icelandic democracy
- Birgitta Jónsdóttir, member of parliament-"The Movement" party.
Article: "Birgitta Jónsdóttir" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Collateral Murder" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Stop Online Piracy Act" (SOPA).
Article: "Patriot Act" by Wikipedia.
Site: "ACLU".
 
Economics
- Gunnar Hrafn Jónsson, journalist for the state broadcasting service RÚV, Social Democrat .
 
Hour Three: Iceland politics
- Egill Helgason, host, "Silfur Egils" public affairs television program - RUV.
Speech: "Farewell Address", by Dwight David Eisenhower, January 17, 1961 (transcript).
 
Article: "For once, Romney becomes target of GOP rivals at debate" by Paul West and Seema Mehta.
Article: "Romney at Bain: Big Gains, Some Busts" by Mark Maremont.
Article: "IRS: Tax gap ballooned to $450 billion" by Bernie Becker.
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Hour One: Iowa caucuses today
- John Nichols of The Nation Magazine Twitter
 
Hour Two: election 2012 and the New Hampshire Primary
- Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) Twitter
 
Hour Three: gearing up for 2012...what will we learn from New Hampshire?
- Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Chair-Democratic National Committee Twitter Twitter
 
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Conversations w/Great Minds - Gunnar Tómasson - The Iceland Collapse P. 1
Conversations w/Great Minds - Gunnar Tómasson - The Iceland Collapse P. 1



Conversations w/Great Minds - Gunnar Tómasson - Worldwide Collapse P. 2
Conversations w/Great Minds - Gunnar Tómasson - Worldwide Collapse P. 2



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The Big Picture Rumble - 1% still sold on Corporate Personhood


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Full Show 1/6/12 Conversations with Great Minds
Full Show 1/6/12 Conversations with Great Minds


In tonight's Conversations with Great Minds, Thom Hartmann is joined by economist and financial expert, Gunnar Tómasson. He studied at Manchester University and Harvard University and then in 1966 joined the IMF. Born in Iceland, Tómasson understands his country's banking system collapse and its repercussions. Thom and Gunnar talk about the world's flawed monetary system and what governments need to do to repair the massive financial damages.



Thom Hartmann on the News - January 9, 2012
Thom Hartmann on the News - January 9, 2012 - Jim Javinsky delivers the news for Thom Hartmann



1 9 2012 Lilja and Brynja001
Lilja Mósesdóttir and Brynja Halldórsdóttir - progressive politics in Iceland



1 9 2012 Birgitta
Birgitta Jónsdóttir - the state of Icelandic democracy



1 9 2012 Gunnar
Gunnar Hrafn Jónsson - Iceland economics



1 9 2012 Egill
Egill Helgason-host, "Silfur Egils" public affairs television program



1 9 2012 Stefnir
Stefnir Húni Kristjánsson-Libertarian & Chairman of Ísafold (youth against EU membership)



1 9 2012 Fontaine
Paul Fontaine, Journalist at the Reykjavik Grapevine, Former Member of Parliament (2007-2008)

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