Wednesday 29 February '12 show notes

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The Banksters like Stealing Candy from Little Children
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The Banksters like stealing candy from little children. No, I'm not exaggerating...they really do. At least according to a new study out of the University of California Berkeley and the University of Toronto. Two teams of researchers discovered that wealthy upper-class Americans are more likely than middle-class or poorer Americans to break traffic laws - lie for financial gain - and yes - steal candy from children.
 
First - when it comes to traffic laws - people driving higher-end cars like BMWs and Mercedes were seen breaking traffic laws and cutting off pedestrians more often than people driving cars like Camrys and Corrollas. In another observation - wealthier people were three times more likely to lie in a game of dice when a $50 prize was at stake for whoever rolled the highest number. As the lead researcher Paul Piff noted, "Even in people for whom $50 is a relatively small amount of money, cheating was three times as high."
 
I guess they just can't help themselves - but the next study takes the cake. Researchers put a jar of candy in front of someone and told them that the candy was for children in a nearby lab and then left the room. Sure enough - wealthier people took twice as much candy from the jar as poorer people did. Based on these observations - Piff concluded, “It really shows the extreme lengths to which wealth and upper rank status in society can shape patterns of self-interest and un-ethicality.”
 
My response to this? NO KIDDING! So the rich like to steal candy from children - frankly, I doubt most people are surprised. But what's really important here is what they've stolen from all of us over the last 30 years. Like our money...
 
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Quote: "The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently." -- Friedrich Nietzsche.
 
Hour One: The banksters like stealing candy from little children
 
Article: "'What a night!' Romney says after sweep of Michigan, Arizona" by Jim Lynch and Marisa Schultz.
Today is Occupy Wall Street's National Day of Action Against Corporate Greed with events in over 70 cities...for more info go to OccupyWallSt.org.
 
Article: "Retired pay for O-10s spiked with rule changes" by Tom Vanden Brook.

Hour Two: The "Big Oil" war begins...
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Article: "Aren't High Gas Prices What Democrats Want?" by David Harsanyi.
Article: "Ex-Shell president sees $5 gas in 2012" by Laurie Segall.
 
Article: "Occupy DC protesters arrested outside Monsanto" by Naomi Jagoda and Aubrey Whelan.
Event: "Arizona AFL-CIO Day of Action!" - March 1.
Law: "Glass-Steagall Act", 1933.
 
Talk Radio News Segment:
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Article: "North Korea Agrees To Nuclear Moratorium" by Benny Martinez.
Article: "Koran Burning in Afghanistan Prompts 3 Parallel Inquiries" by Alissa J. Rubin and Graham Bowley.

Hour Three: Bullied teen demands change
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Movie: "Bully".
 
Video: "Feb 29th: Shut Down ALEC" by OccupyPDX.
The good: "Bill Gates: The lack of energy funding is crazy" by Katie Fehrenbacher.
The very, very ugly: "Alabama's Shame: HB 56 and the War on Immigrants" by SPLC.
Book: "Agrarian Justice" by Thomas Paine.
 
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Hour Three: City Says “No!” to Multi-Million Dollar Handout from Uncle Sam
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