Daily Topics - Tuesday July 19th, 2011

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Hour One: Murdoch Malfeasance in the US too? John Nichols, The Nation Magazine

Hour Two: Murdoch hearings...is this the end of News Corp? Stephen C. Webster, Raw Story

Hour Three: "The CIA's Secret Sites in Somalia" - Jeremy Scahill, The Nation Magazine / Plus, the trouble with terrorists... Catherine Herridge, THE NEXT WAVE: ON THE HUNT FOR AL QAEDA'S AMERICAN RECRUITS


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Tom95134 8 years 37 weeks ago

Why Not Elizabeth Warren?

This is simple. Warren wasn't part of the "establishment" (a.k.a. Good Old Boys). While Geithner may not have directly opposed her it was fairly well known that he didn't really embrance her to head the new agency. And, if you want to have a better understanding of just how the "movers & shakers" in the people surrounding the President think, all you have to do is look at how many of these same people treated Brooksley Born during the Clinton Administration.

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speedbird9 8 years 37 weeks ago

Why are "Housing Starts" a consideration as the health of the economy? What's the good of starting house construction if too many people cannot buy them?

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Maxrot 8 years 37 weeks ago

You know when it comes to medical records, why do we need to have a national database? Nearly everyone has to carry a drivers license or state ID, well why not just put an additional sim chip like circuit on these ID's that carry our own personal medical records. Therefore no hacker can get a complete database, but would actually have to try to figure out how to hack each individual credit card sized ID circuit to get someone's medical information. However any paramedic would be able to swipe the card in a common reader and see pertinent information come up immediately. This would also allow each individual the ability to verify their medical records at a local pharmacy or doctors office. That or people can carry around their medical records on their phones, or on smart card memory devices such as USB thumb drives.

I mean your going to need to get the ID out of an unconsciousness person's wallet to be able to enter there information to get it out of a database anyway. Besides what if the medical personnel don't have a reliable Internet link because they're in a bad signal area? If the info is contained on the victim, then its just a matter of having a simple reader to access it. Seems to be a far easier and more accurate way to access someones medical records, not to mention a heck of a lot more secure. Would make it far more difficult for a pharmaceutical company to target sales of its latest craziest drug to several unwitting people too if they don't have access to a national database.

The more I think about it, the more I'm positive that a national database is pointless and potentially hazardous.


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j.sea 8 years 37 weeks ago

Sean Kicked the Hornet's Nest

There is an absolutely chilling photo in the UK paper Mailonline of a policeman inside reporter Sean Hoare apartment as his body is being examined. The thing that Hoare was saying was that the police themselves were complicit in spying on people for the Murdoch papers.

"Last week, Mr Hoare was back in the spotlight with further claims, telling the New York Times that reporters at the News of the World were able to use police technology to locate people using their mobile phone signals in exchange for payments to police officers. "
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2016132/Sean-Hoare-dead-News-World-phone-hacking-whistleblower-feared-life.html#ixzz1SZx1Ls2Z

When Sean expressed fears for his life, he said it was someone from the government that was coming to get him. Sean kicked the hornet's nest.

And perhaps it suddenly seemed urgent to certain people to send a message to other insiders not to try the same thing as the investigation expands.....

Is Mad King Trump Deciding Which States Will Live and Which States Will Die?

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