Friday 24 February '12 show notes

Friday 24 February '12 show notes

   
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Global power shift to the Bric nations?
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A global power shift is occurring underneath all of us. With the United States economy still struggling through the muck – and the European economy in complete free fall – new economic powers around the world are seeing this as an opportunity to gain more power in the global marketplace.
 
In a direct affront to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank – the BRIC nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa – are floating the idea of setting up their own multilateral bank – funded by these developing nations to help finance projects within their own nations. According to IMF projections – BRIC nations are set to see strong economic growth this year – while most of the Western World stagnates. For example – the US economy is expected to grow by less than 2% in 2012 - while the austerity-driven Eurozone is expected to actually contract by a half-percent. On the other hand – BRIC nations like India and China are looking at growth rates of 7% and 8% respectively.
 
The world economy is changing – and the banksters and corporate CEOs can see it – which is why they’re looting America of whatever wealth she still has left – and taking their business overseas to the developing world. As for the rest of us – if we don’t take back our government and economy soon – then we’re headed for one long slide backwards.
 
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Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... Stephanie Cooke, Author-"In Mortal Hands: A Cautionary History of the Nuclear Age" (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
 
Conversations with Great Minds - Stephanie Cooke, Author-"In Mortal Hands: A Cautionary History of the Nuclear Age" / Editor-Nuclear Intelligence Weekly, part of the Energy Intelligence Group.
 
The Big Picture Rumble:
- Jack Dusik, Republican Strategist Twitter
- Kris Ullman, Conservative Commentator & Activist
- Richard Fowler, Democratic Strategist Twitter
 
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The Daily Stack Daily Stack
Quote: "Destiny is not a matter of chance, It’s a matter of choice; It’s not a thing to be waited for, It’s a thing to be achieved." -- William Jennings Bryan.
 
Hour One: Anything Goes on Townhall Friday!
Article: "India Said to Propose BRICS Development Bank to Finance Emerging Nations" by Unni Krishnan and Arnaldo Galvao.
Article: "U.S. Postal Service Slashing 35,000 Jobs" by InvestorPlace.
Movie: "Inside Job".

Hour Two: Anything Goes on Townhall Friday!
Article: "Teacher Quality In Finland" by Matthew Yglesias.
 
Talk Radio News Segment:
- Victoria Jones, White House Correspondent Twitter

Hour Three: If it's Friday, it's "Brunch With Bernie"... the honorable Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) joins Thom 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...
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Bill: "H.R. 2309: Postal Reform Act of 2011" by Rep Issa, Darrell E.
Article: "Texas Keystone opponents argue eminent domain claims" by Houston Business Journal.
 
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Coming up Monday on The Thom Hartmann Program
Hour One: "The Occupation Party" emerges from Occupy Clifton (Ohio)
- Tyrone Givens, The Occupation Party Twitter
 
Hour Three: The latest "complete Social Security Reform plan"
- Phil Kerpen, Americans For Prosperity / Author "Democracy Denied" Twitter Twitter
 
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