Thursday 9 February '12 show notes

Thursday 9 February '12 show notes

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Why is it that, in America, fewer young adults have a job than ever before?
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Young people are screwed. Only 54% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 are employed – that’s the lowest number ever recorded since tracking began more than 60 years ago. There’s now a 15% gap in employment between young people and all working Americans – that’s also the largest gap ever recorded.
On top of that – they’re drowning in over one trillion dollars worth of student loan debt. This is quickly becoming a lost generation of Americans – which might explain why there’s an Occupy Wall Street movement out there. The choice is simple: live on the streets or take to the streets.
(Who can bring back the jobs? Tell us here.)
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Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... Is the gay marriage ban unconstitutional? (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
Need to Know: Is the gay marriage ban unconstitutional?
- Maggie Gallagher, National Organization for Marriage Twitter Twitter
Screwed: Super PACs...are politicians now officially puppets?
- Paul Sherman, Institute for Justice Twitter
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What is the Obama Hate Machine?
- Bill Press, The Bill Press Show... Twitter
It's not about bad Catholics...but, bad governance
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Geeky Science Rocks: - does fasting help cancer?
Daily Take: G8 - should the whole world really be watching? Free Speech TV
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Hour One: It's not about bad's about bad governance
Article: "Dependence on Government at All-Time High" by Patrick Tyrrell.
Article: "Wayne Teasdale" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Bede Griffiths" by Wikipedia.
Book: "The Prophet's Way" by Thom Hartmann.

Hour Two: Live from CPAC
- Seton Motley Twitter
Video: "Monty Python: Arguement Clinic".
Video: "Obama Flake" - Seton Motley.
Article: "Constitution of the United States" Article 1, section 8" (general Welfare).
Geeky Science rocks! - does fasting help cancer?
Geeky Science alert: "Study on mice shows fasting weakens cancer" by AFP.
Article: "Dietary restriction normalizes glucose metabolism and BDNF levels, slows disease progression, and increases survival in huntingtin mutant mice" by Wenzhen Duan, Zhihong Guo, Haiyang Jiang, Melvin Ware, Xiao-Jiang Li, and Mark P. Mattson, 2003.
Talk Radio News Segment:
- Victoria Jones, White House Correspondent Twitter
Article: "STOCK Act Sails Through House" by Benny Martinez.
Article: "U.S. House advances Keystone pipeline plan" by Roberta Rampton.
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..."

Hour Three: And, the winner is...the Super PAC?!
- Allen Dickerson, Center for Competitive Politics Twitter
Article: "A Wealthy Backer Likes the Odds on Santorum" by Jim Rutenberg and Nicholas Confessore.
Case: "Buckley v. Valeo", 1976.
Article: "Police officers tear down Occupy Charlotte protest site" by Doug Miller, April Bethea, Cleve R. Wootson and Steve Lyttle.
The good: "Lelia Boroughs Donates Home to Homeless" by Joe Rosato Jr.
The very, very ugly: New Hampshire Republican Legislators: "New Hampshire Republicans Propose Bill To Eliminate Workers’ Lunch Breaks" by Pat Garofalo.
Coming up Friday on The Thom Hartmann Program
Hour One: If it's Friday, it's "Brunch With Bernie"... the honorable Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will be here 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... Twitter
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