Monday 19 April '10 show notes

  • Guests:
    • Nomi Prins, former managing director at Goldman Sachs, and running the international analytics group at Bear Stearns in London; current book is "It Takes a Pillage: Behind the Bonuses, Bailouts, and Backroom Deals from Washington to Wall Street".
    • Anthony Rothert, ACLU Attorney (representing Frank Ancona (Imperial Wizard) & the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan v. the State of Missouri).
    • Award winning Environmentalist/Educator/Author Bill McKibben, author of "Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet", founder of the 350 campaign.
  • Topics:
    • Since We The People can decide what it is legal and illegal to manufacture and sell in the US from goods (meth, pot, LSD) to services (prostitution), why do we allow this type of "financial product" to be created and sold at all?
    • At what point do we say that a group's "speech" is the same as yelling "Fire" in a crowded theatre?
    • "Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet"
  • Bumper Music:
  • Today's newsletter has details of today's guests and links to the major stories and alerts that Thom covered in the show, plus lots more. If you haven't signed up for the free newsletter yet, please do. If you missed today's newsletter, it is in the archive.
  • Quote: “Presidents come and go, but the Supreme Court goes on forever.” -- Earl Warren.
  • Quote: Timothy McVeigh.
    Taxes are a joke. Regardless of what a political candidate "promises," they will increase. More taxes are always the answer to government mismanagement. They mess up. We suffer. Taxes are reaching cataclysmic levels, with no slowdown in sight... Is a Civil War Imminent? Do we have to shed blood to reform the current system? I hope it doesn't come to that. But it might.

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