Thursday 23 February '12 show notes

Thursday 23 February '12 show notes

   
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The Republican vision of America is that of costly and perpetual warfare.
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Republicans held – literally – their 20th debate last night. With a pivotal Michigan primary just 5 days away – and polls showing Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum neck-and-neck – the four candidates took to the stage in Arizona to see who can win the race to the bottom. And with the exception of Ron Paul – everyone in the debate thinks the United States needs to be involved in another war – this time with Iran.
 
Romney, Santorum, and Gingrich all painted doomsday scenarios of a nuclear Iran and how big of a threat that nation is to America’s security. They stopped just short of using Bush’s famous war-mongering line of a smoking gun being a mushroom cloud over an American city. Apparently no one on the stage learned the lessons of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars – their vision of America is one of continuous and costly warfare across the Middle East – the same sort of perpetual warfare that’s bankrupted every empire that’s ever existed in history.
 
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Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... The REAL beginning of the end of carbon/nuclear power? (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
 
Need to Know: The REAL beginning of the end of carbon/nuclear power?
- Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party Candidate for President 2012 Twitter
 
Screwed: "New Highway bill another congressional boondoggle?"
- Shirley Ybarra, Reason Foundation Twitter
 
Indiana Right to Work law goes to court
- David Itkin, Candidate for Delegate - the 99% Declaration Twitter
 
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Why Patriarchal Men Are Utterly Petrified of Birth Control
- Sara Robinson, AlterNet Visions Twitter Twitter
 
Daily Take: Could war with Iran destroy America the Superpower?
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Quote: "The best way to protect your own freedom is to watch everybody else's back. That's the essence of community." -- ski racer Bode Miller.
 
Hour One: Occupy anarchy?
- Robert Stephens II, Member-Occupy DC, law student Twitter Twitter
Article: "The Cancer in Occupy" by Chris Hedges.
 
Article: "Romney, Santorum spar in 20th debate" by David Espo.
Quote: "This is the way the world ends -- Not with a bang but a whimper." - TS Eliot.
Article: "Bob Avakian" by Wikipedia.
 
Conservative alert: "Tucker Carlson: ‘Iran Deserves To Be Annihilated’" by Eli Clifton.

Hour Two: the 99% declaration
- Michael Pollok, 99% Working Group Twitter
 
Article: "Charles Nelson Pogue" by Wikipedia.
 
Talk Radio News Segment:
- Ellen Ratner, Bureau Chief Twitter
Article: "Obama Drills GOP Over Gas Price Complaints" by Geoff Holtzman.
Article: "To close tax loopholes, Obama would open new ones" by Christopher S. Rugaber.

Hour Three: Is the Republican Party dying?
- Steve Malzberg, Conservative commentator & talk radio host Twitter
Quote: "I've got two daughters, 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby." Senator Barack Obama", March 29, 2008.
 
Janitors’ Contract Convention, Rally and March for Good Jobs for the 99%
- Ed Washington, Janitor-Chicago Public Schools / member SEIU Local 1-Chicago, IL Twitter
 
Documentary: "Collapse" - Michael Ruppert.
The good: U.S District Judge Carl Barbier: "BP Oil Spill: Judge Rules Company Liable For Civil Penalties" by Michael Kunzelman.
The very, very ugly: Arizona Congressional Candidate Gabriela Mercer: "" by Scott Keyes.
Book: "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine.
Book: "The Crisis" by Thomas Paine.
Book: "Agrarian Justice" by Thomas Paine.
Book: "Conservatives Without Conscience" by John W. Dean.
 
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