Wednesday 18 January '12 show notes

Wednesday 18 January '12 show notes

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A good portion of the web is blacked out today in protest of two online piracy bills being considered in Congress: The Stop Online Piracy Act – or SOPA – in the House, and the Protect IP Act - or PIPA - in the Senate. Both bills are being heavily lobbied for by giant corporate media outlets and thus have been ignored in the mainstream news they own.
Wikipedia went dark at midnight last night – and has since been joined by over 10,000 other websites – making this the largest online protest in the history of the Internet. Sponsors of the anti-piracy legislation in both chambers are still pushing forward with their bills – but more and more Members of Congress are dropping their support amid increasing criticism from their constituents and online activists.
The White House has also come out against the bills. This is arguably the first major web-based, grass-roots, citizen lobbying effort in history, and if it doesn't succeed our internet may well look more like Iran's.
(Do you think SOPA and PIPA will be passed? Tell us here.) Free Speech TV
The Big Picture (small)
Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... SOPA - I am not a Warlock! (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
Need to Know: SOPA - I am not a Warlock!
Lone Liberal Rumble:
- Dave Bray, Lead Singer-Madison Rising Twitter
- Vince Coglianese, Daily Caller Twitter Twitter
The Occupy Movement is Mutating
- Ben Manski, Campaign Manager-"Jill Stein 2012" Green Party presidential candidate Twitter Twitter
- Ben Zucker, participant-Occupy DC Twitter Twitter
Ron Paul's False Founding Narrative
- Robert Parry, Independent Investigative Journalist, Consortium News Twitter
Daily Take: This is how we win...
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Hour One: SOPA & PIPA - "I am not a warlock!"
Read Thom Hartmann's "Rebooting the American Dream: 11 Ways to Rebuild Our Country" for free online at Truthout.
Article: "Occupy Congress greets returning lawmakers " by Jefferson Morley.
Article: "Constitution of the United States", article 3 section 2. "... the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make..."
Article: "GOP Field Jumps On Romney Tax Return Issue" by Celeste Katz.
Video: "Mitt Romney and Offshore Tax Havens" - Brian Ross, ABC News.
Case: "Golan v. Ashcroft" (2004).

Hour Two: Montana vs. U.S. Supreme Court
- Jeff Milchen, American Independent Business Alliance Twitter
Article: "Gingrich Film Slams Romney, Angers Republicans" by Reader Supported News.
Book: "Das Kapital" by Karl Marx.
Talk Radio News Segment:
- Victoria Jones, White House Correspondent Twitter
Article: "National GOP Poll: Romney 30%, Gingrich 27%" by Rasmussen Reports.
Article: "Pete Sessions got Countrywide VIP loan" by John Bresnahan.

Hour Three: Is Capitalism Racist?
- AWR Hawkins, Conservative writer.
Occupy the EGT
- Kari Koch, Participant-Occupy Portland Twitter Twitter
The good: Suffolk County, New York Officials: "Homeless teen Samantha Garvey, an Intel semifinalist, to attend State of the Union address" by Tracy Connor.
Site: Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone.
Keystone XL pipeline
- Bill McKibben, Environmentalist / Twitter Twitter
Book: "The End of Nature" by Bill McKibben.
Article: "Bill McKibben on Keystone XL Announcement" by Bill McKibben.
Article: "" by .
Event: "Blow the Whistle on Big Oil Corruption" by, Tuesday January 24th 2012.
Article: "World Bank Warns of Global Recession" by Moran Zhang.
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I have previousely watched

I have previousely watched The Big Picture and wanted to have a Power Point presentation set for discussioin off line.  I suggest you make your chart/black board presentations into Power Point  available to subscribers.


I was listening to you yesterday when you told about Senator Sessions wanting to reduce the Food Stamp program to $1.78 per person per day allowance and you suggested that nutritional disease would result.  Please give your reference to Sen. Sessions speech.