Thursday 19 April '12 show notes

Thursday 19 April '12 show notes

   
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Children are the biggest victims of the current housing crisis
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In 2008 - Wall Street got bailed out – and homeowners got sold out. And now – it’s the children who are the biggest victims of the ongoing housing crisis. According to a new report from First Focus and the Brookings Institute – more than 8.3 million children are facing the direct consequences of home foreclosures.
 
Already – more than two million children have seen their homes foreclosed on since 2008, and another six million children are at risk of being foreclosed on. In California alone – more than a half-million children have gone through the foreclosure process – seeing firsthand what it’s like to have their home taken away from them.
 
Families that are foreclosed on have a higher risk of living in poverty – and children growing up in poverty – as nearly 16 million currently are in the United States – are more likely to drop out of school and commit crime. Not only did Wall Street steal $7 trillion worth of wealth from the middle class – but they also stole a generation of young people too.
 
And yet still – not a single bankster is in jail.
 
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Hour Three: The shocking truth behind BP settlement
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Quote: "Unless you become more watchful in your states and check the spirit of monopoly and thirst for exclusive privileges you will in the end find that…the control over your dearest interests has passed into the hands of these corporations." -- President Andrew Jackson.
 
Hour One: Voter Fraud uncovered...guess who?
Article: "Policy Brief on the Truth About “Voter Fraud”" by Brennan Center for Justice.
Article: "Did Mitt Romney Commit Voter Fraud?" by Stephanie Mencimer.
Article: "Stephen Jay Gould" by Wikipedia.
 
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Article: "Mark 10:45 (King James Version)" - "For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many."
Article: "Bishop Says Obama on Hitlerian Path" by Cliff Kincaid.
Article: "Biden challenges GOP over Violence Against Women Act" by Carrie Budoff Brown.

Hour Two: Has "thought crime" become a reality for TSA?
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Hour Three: Progressive victory on ALEC and guns
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Article: "9th And 10th Companies Drop ALEC" by Faiz Shakir.
 
 
Citizens United & Buffet Rule
- Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) Twitter
Article: "The Rich Get Even Richer" by Steven Rattner.
 
Article: "Food stamps, federal pensions face GOP cuts" by Andrew Taylor.
Article: "New EPA rules target fracking site pollution" by Neela Banerjee.
Article: "No Savings Are Found From Welfare Drug Tests" by Lizette Alvarez.
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