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Britain's opposition Conservatives got more votes than either Labour or the Liberal Democrats in the UK's parliamentary elections yesterday, although those two left-wing parties together got well over half of all votes cast, leading to speculation that Liberal Democratic leader Nick Clegg will lead his party to form a ruling coalition with Labour's Gordon Brown, keeping Brown in the position of Prime Minister.
Anything Goes! Friday...
Hour One - "Brunch With Bernie" Senator Bernie Sanders www.sanders.senate.gov
Hour Two - Ralph Nader www.nader.org "Wealth for Justice", battle against corporate personhood, campaign finance reform, etc..Booksigning for Ralph Nader - Saturday, May 8, First Unitarian Church Sanctuary at 1211 SW Main Street, Portland...7:30pm, talk at 8pm
Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) is proposing a new law to strip Americans of their citizenship if they're involved with foreign terrorist organizations. Lieberman will introduce the bill, along with Rep.Jason Altmire of Pennsylvania. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has expressed support as well.
Hour One - Why do conservatives want to turn America into Pakistan?
Hour Two - Dan Gainor www.businessandmedia.org Should all terrorists on the "terrorist watch list" be able to buy a gun?
Plus...Geeky Science Rocks - can you improve your eyesight with mind over matter?
ProPublica is reporting that a "conservation group," the Gulf of Mexico Foundation, took an "it's not so bad" angle in a front-page New York Times story on the Gulf oil spill disaster. Problem is that this so-called "conservation group" is made up largely of oil industry executives. Transocean -the owner of the rig that exploded - hosted this so-called "environmental group's" most recent board meeting.
Hour One - U.S. Congressman (D-IL, 4th District) Luis Gutierrez http://luisgutierrez.house.gov Is it possible to build a society that doesn't depend on poverty level wages?
Is European socialism bleeding like a stuck PIG?
The conservatives are yelling from the rooftops that we are witnessing the slow death of European Socialism due to massive spending on social programs. They say the countries bleeding the most red ink are Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain or the P.I.G.S. of Europe as they are known in financial circles.
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