Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Full Show 12/12/11 Occupy the Ports & Occupy the Tea Party - Is there a marriage w/OWS & The Tea Party? - Are predator drones watching you? ....

Full Show 12/12/11 Occupy the Ports & Occupy the Tea Party



Thom gets the latest developments from the Occupy the Ports movements in Seattle, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Portland, Anchorage, and Tacoma.





Is there a marriage w/OWS & The Tea Party?



Joshua Kadrich, Occupy Richmond, VA joins Thom Hartmann. So with the Tea Party on the decline - and the Occupy Wall Street movement on the rise - is there any hope of these two movements combining forces? What happened when OWS Richmond and the local tea party got together?





Are predator drones watching you?



Amie Stepanovich, National Security Counsel-EPIC joins Thom Hartmann. We've all seen them - the super high-tech predator drones used by the American military to collect intelligence and hunt down terrorists in the Middle East. So what the heck are they doing circling the skies over NORTH DAKOTA?!?! According to the Los Angeles Times - unmanned Predator drones aren't just for hunting terrorists in the Middle East anymore - they're being used to hunt American citizens too. Three men were arrested in North Dakota on suspicions they stole cattle from a nearby farm - and they were located thanks to the help of a Predator drone conducting surveillance above. Local police are now saying they've used Predator drones to run at least two dozen surveillance flights in North Dakota alone since June. Although Congress authorized the drones to be used domestically in 2005 to patrol our Northern and Southern borders - their use for local law enforcement is increasing - with virtually no input from the American people. And privacy experts warn continued use of drones radically threatens the privacy of all of us.





Is the clock ticking for the 1%?



Tony Katz, Tony Katz Radio Spectacular joins Thom Hartmann. Republicans say the so-called "millionaire surtax" will be the death knell for small businesses. But guess what? Small business owners are saying "Not so much!" The clock is ticking for Congress to come up with a plan to extend the payroll tax cut - or else 160 million average working Americans will get slammed with a $1,000 tax hike. Congress has until the end of the month - and already Senate Republicans have twice filibustered plans by Democrats to pay for an extension of the payroll tax cut for the middle class - with a small, roughly 3% tax increase exclusively on income over a million bucks a year. Republicans argue a tax hike on millionaires and billionaires - no matter how small - will kill the economy - and strangle the so-called job creators. But NPR blew a hole in that argument week - when they reached out to Republican Congressional offices - business lobbies - and small business owners - and asked what effect a small tax on millionaires would have on job creation. The answer NPR got - it would have no effect. So what's the real reason behind the Republican filibuster? Is it to protect the 1% at all costs?





Is the game over for the climate talks?



Jeremy Symons, National Wildlife Federation joins Thom Hartmann. The U.N. Climate Summit in Durbin, South Africa wrapped up over the weekend - without a comprehensive treaty for the world to stop or even slow down global climate change. The deal reached in Durbin just kicks the can down the road - by laying out steps toward signing a new climate change treaty in 2015 - that will be enacted in 2020 - well beyond the time frame most climate scientists agree is the "point of no return." One small victory from the Durbin Summit is that nations like China and India will no longer be considered "developing nations" - and will no longer be exempted from mandatory emissions cuts when a deal is finally reached. Meanwhile in Congress - in a direct slap in the face to environmentalist and future generations- House Republicans are holding the payroll tax cut extension for 160 million American hostage until the dangerous Keystone XL pipeline is approved. So why is it that our nation is incapable of addressing climate change - and, in the face of catastrophic weather, pushing ahead with even more climate-destroying energy projects?





The Good, The Bad, And the Very Very Carminatively Ugly



The Good! San Francisco. Beginning next year - the city will be the first in the nation to have a minimum wage above 10 dollars. The Bad! Rick Perry. If you want to be the Republican candidate for President - then you have to make sure you're up-to-date on what is the latest White House controversy manufactured by Republicans. And the very, very ugly...John McLaughlin. The host of the weekly show known as the "McLaughlin Group" gave his take on President Obama's "Teddy Roosevelt" speech last week - and it appears he got his talking points from GOP TV's Fox so-called News.





7 Diseases Big Pharma Hopes U Get in 2012



Martha Rosenberg, Health Reporter & Commentator joins Thom Hartmann. If you think that modern medicines are developed and marketed when the medical industry sees a need for comprehensive treatments for diseases that are becoming more common in a population - then everything you know about the pharmaceutical industry and it's influence in the marketplace is wrong. Analysts say that Big Pharma is often driven by supply-side marketing that makes them billions each year by putting the proverbial cart before the horse -- meaning once they have the drugs in hand, they create enough buzz around the diseases the drugs can supposedly cure to rake in the profits as we turn into a nation of pill-popping hypochondriacs. And all of this is happening while there is a shortage of viable drugs to treat real medical problems. So what are some of the most profitable diseases that Big Pharma hopes we'll all think we have in 2012?





Why is Meet The Press doing infomercials for Americans Elect?



Why would a bunch of rich fat-cats be pushing their own candidate into the presidential election? And why would the media treat it as anything other than just that?


Full Show - 12/9/11 The Lone Liberal Rumble and Conversations with Great Minds - Are Rats are More Empathetic than Republicans? - The Big Picture Rumble - Did Republicans cause the food stamp shooting? ...

Full Show - 12/9/11 The Lone Liberal Rumble and Conversations with Great Minds



Thom debate the issue of the payroll tax cut, drug testing of the unemployed population and Newt Gingrich's surging popularity at the GOP polls in the Lone Liberal Rumble. Later in the show, Dr. Peter Beilenson, founder of "The Evergreen Project" joins Thom for Conversations with Great Minds.





Are Rats are More Empathetic than Republicans?



A budget deficit isn't the REAL problem with Congress - it's an empathy deficit. Luckily - researchers at the University of Chicago may have just discovered a solution to that problem. According to a new study published this month in Science magazine - the latest animal discovered to be able to empathize with others is...rats! That's right - rats are empathetic. The experiment went like this: two rats that normally share a cage were placed in a new cage in which one of the rats were restrained in a tube that could only be opened from the outside of the cage. Once the rat that was roaming free in the cage - was let out of the cage and completely free - it time-and-time-again went back to let his cage buddy free as well. Think about that for a second - the rat was free - but wasn't satisfied until his cage-mate was free too. Researchers said that the free rat acted far more agitated when its fellow rat was restrained nearby - a sign of what researchers call "emotional contagion" - which is often only observed in humans and more developed animals. Even when the free rat was given a choice between freeing his cage mate or eating chocolate - the rat freed his buddy just as often. As one researcher said, "There was no other reason to take this action, except to terminate the distress of the trapped rats...In the rat model world, seeing the same behavior repeated over and over basically means that this action is rewarding to the rat." As in - rats got pleasure out of helping other rats - they found it rewarding. There's more...





The Big Picture Rumble - Did Republicans cause the food stamp shooting?



Vince Coglianese, Daily Caller, Brian Darling, Human Events and Roger Hickey, Campaign for America's Future all join Thom Hartmann. Tax cuts, poison pills, drug testing the unemployed, food stamp shooting, and - Is Gingrich "Anyone but Romney" really the best the GOP can do?





Conversations w/Great Minds - Dr. Peter Beilenson - Are healthcare co-ops coming? P1



In this week's Conversations With Great Minds we'll meet a true pioneer who may well help revolutionize your relationship with our healthcare system. For tonight's Conversations with Great Minds I am joined by Dr. Peter Beilenson. He currently heads up the Health Deparment in Howard County, Maryland where he and his team have launched the Healthy Howard Intiative - a program that joins individuals, businesses, schools, community organizations and government to ceate and make accessible healthy alternatives in many different aspects of daily life for county residents. For 13 years he served as the Health Commissioner of Baltimore City in Maryland where his vision led to expanded drug treatment programs, improved immunization compliance, a wide range of extremely effective lead poisoning prevention initiatives, juvenile violence prevention, and the creation of the state-wide initiative for universal health coverage in Maryland called "Health Care for All" He is also the founder of "The Evergreen Project" - an initiative that was inspired by a provision in the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and seeks to create healthcare co-ops that cut costs to both patients and providers while making sure that excellent health care is avaialble to communities. Dr. Beilenson was chosen as an Utne Reader visionary in 2011 - joining a distinguished list of individuals who - as described by the Editors of the publication - "are world visionaries who don't just concoct great ideas but also act on them."





Conversations w/Great Minds - Dr. Peter Beilenson - Are healthcare co-ops coming? P2



In this week's Conversations With Great Minds we'll meet a true pioneer who may well help revolutionize your relationship with our healthcare system. For tonight's Conversations with Great Minds I am joined by Dr. Peter Beilenson. He currently heads up the Health Deparment in Howard County, Maryland where he and his team have launched the Healthy Howard Intiative - a program that joins individuals, businesses, schools, community organizations and government to ceate and make accessible healthy alternatives in many different aspects of daily life for county residents. For 13 years he served as the Health Commissioner of Baltimore City in Maryland where his vision led to expanded drug treatment programs, improved immunization compliance, a wide range of extremely effective lead poisoning prevention initiatives, juvenile violence prevention, and the creation of the state-wide initiative for universal health coverage in Maryland called "Health Care for All" He is also the founder of "The Evergreen Project" - an initiative that was inspired by a provision in the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and seeks to create healthcare co-ops that cut costs to both patients and providers while making sure that excellent health care is avaialble to communities. Dr. Beilenson was chosen as an Utne Reader visionary in 2011 - joining a distinguished list of individuals who - as described by the Editors of the publication - "are world visionaries who don't just concoct great ideas but also act on them."


The Alyona Show - 12/12/11 - MSM: Not 'The End' in Iraq - West Coast Occupies Ports - GITMO v. Federal Prisons

The Alyona Show - 12/12/11

We'll get on the ground reports from the massive Occupy action happening on the West Coast today with attempts to shut down ports from Portland to Southern California. Then, President Obama hosted Iraqi prime ministers Nouri Al-Maliki at the White House today in preparation for the last US troops to leave at the end of this year. But there will be contractors and the firm formerly known as Blackwater wants back in. Also, as Congress engages in yet another battle over taxes we'll speak to one venture capitalist that says taxes on the rich should be raised and then the "real job creators" can be rewarded. So if it's not the rich that create the jobs, who is it? And then don't miss happy hour.




MSM: Not 'The End' in Iraq


President Obama hosted Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki today at the White House. And let's not forget the President is relishing in this moment because he gets to pretend like he's fulfilling a campaign promise to bring the war in Iraq to an end. What the mainstream media isn't paying enough attention to is the massive American presence that will still be in Iraq. There are the 1,700 or so diplomats, law enforcement officers, and various other experts and professionals in the fields of agriculture and economics that will be there. The State department will have five thousand contractors for protection of its diplomats. On top of that, there will be another 4 to 5 thousand contractors serving other roles locally.




West Coast Occupies Ports #D12


The Occupy movement has waged a massive day of action on the West Coast with the plan of shutting down ports. The protesters said they were meaning the actions to be in solidarity with port workers but unions including the International Longshore and Workers Union, refused to take part. RT's Ramon Galindo from LA and journalist Susie Cagle from Oakland explain what the scene was like.




GITMO v. Federal Prisons


A New York Times piece by Scott Shane sheds light on the federal prisons here in the US that are holding militants, and the facilities are having a pretty impressive success rate. We'll take a close look at the success rate of the federal prisons who house convicted terrorists. Shane explains that inmates with past terrorist ties very rarely attempt to plot violence after they've been released from US detention facilities. Meanwhile, 25% of those who were detained at Gitmo are likely to join militant groups after their release, according to the Defense Department.





Blackwater Rebrands as Academi- Wants Back in Iraq



A US presence in Iraq is far from over. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Ted Wright, the President and Chief executive of what used to be known as Blackwater, and then turned into Xe Services, had a big announcement that they're changing names yet again, this time to Academi. Wright hopes with the new name, and demand for contractors in Iraq surging, they've hired an outside company to help them apply for a new operating license. So how will Iraq handle a new surge of contractors? Scott Horton with Harper's Magazine weighs in.





You said it, I read it



Alyona takes the time to respond to some of her viewer comments. First is from two commenters who watched Alyona's Fireside Friday on the NY press core getting cozy with Bloomberg. Next, is from a viewer who watched the interview with Former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson on an impending war with Iran. Plus more from our viewers.





SOPA/PIPA Authors Become Lobbyists



Take a look at this new ad paid for by Creative America an entertainment industry group, courtesy of the entertainment industry, that's urging you to protect American jobs and support the SOPA and the Protect IP Act. We've spoken at length on the show about just how damaging these two pieces of legislation would be not only to the Internet, but to the first amendment. Politico reports that two Republican staffers who are responsible for writing the dangerous and destructive legislation in both the House and the Senate have moved onto two of the lobbying firms who are most in favor of the bills.





Nick Hanauer: 'Radical Inequality is Going to Destroy' Economy



Two different plans from the Democrats and Republicans are at work for the extension of the payroll tax cut. Nick Hanauer, author of "The Gardens of Democracy" says that an ordinary middle class consumer is in fact far more of a job creator than the rich will ever be. He joins the show to explain.





Tool Time: Lowe's pulls ads for 'All-American Muslim'



Lowe's marketing team has pulled their ads from a new TLC program, 'All-American Muslim'. Florida Family Association, an evangelical television watchdog group says the show is propaganda clearly designed to counter legitimate and present-day concerns about many Muslims who are advancing Islamic fundamentalism and Sharia law. And apparently this group's outrage over the program was enough to get Lowe's to pull their ads.





Happy Hour: Life on Mars!?



RT's Jenny Churchill and Kevin Glass, Managing Editor of Townhall.com join happy hour to talk about the large parts of Mars that could be livable, how legislators are the least trusted profession, and Newt Gingrich calling Palestinians 'terrorists'.


The Alyona Show 12/09/11 -MSM: Payroll Tax Tied to Keystone XL -Gov't Opposes Manning Witnesses

The Alyona Show 12/09/11



European leaders, with the exception of the UK's David Cameron have come up with a new treaty. But is it a real fix for the Eurozone or just smoke and mirrors? Then, last night the Occupy Boston camp was supposed to be raided, but despite the deadline for the eviction notice passing, protesters are still there and the police are standing back. We'll talk about where the occupy movement is heading. Also, we'll speak to Ben Armbruster from ThinkProgress about a campaign to get the liberal blog and its writers labeled as anti-Israel. And then don't miss our Happy Hour.





MSM: Payroll Tax Tied to Keystone XL



The mainstream media is all about covering Congress in gridlock, fighting over the extension of the payroll tax cut. Now, the House bill as John Boehner is promising, will only go through if Republicans get to tack on a few things they want in return, in return for not raising taxes. We'll explain how in order to extend the payroll tax Republicans just want to completely take the State Department out of the picture when it comes to the Keystone Pipeline and too close for comfort relationships between State Department employees and TransCanada lobbyists. You can see why the President wants to veto it but John Boehner has already said, that means the GOP will just double down so then when the President vetoes it, it will look like his fault that the payroll tax didn't get extended.





Gov't Opposes Manning Witnesses



It turns out that 38 people that Bradley Manning's defense attorney David Coombs, has requested for the Article 32 hearing, have been denied by the government. The only ones that the government hasn't opposed are those who are also being sought out by the government as witnesses. But while the government is dragging their feet over the Article 32 hearing for Manning, the Army has already cleaned up shop regarding the fallout after the private allegedly leaked the diplomatic cables. After the Army conducted an internal investigation, 15 people were disciplined; one of them was reduced in rank for failing to fulfill their obligations.





MIND BLOWING Inequality Figures



A new study shows that just six members of the Walton family, better known as the Walmart family, are wealthier than the entire bottom 30% of Americans. And the Federal Reserve report released yesterday shows that household new worth fell 4% from just July to September, the sharpest drop since 2008. The value of Americans stock portfolios fell 5.3% and home values dropped 6%.





OWS 'Not Reform Demands, Revolutionary Demands'



Last night, the eviction deadline for the Occupy Boston camp hit at midnight and the police didn't evict the camp, nor did they use force and at this moment, the protesters are still there. But will Boston be the same as other cities we've seen across the country like NY or Los Angeles; is it just a waiting game at this point? Dennis Trainor, Host for AcronymTV.com discusses.





Tool Time: GOP Wants to Rip Apart Families



Rick Santorum during a campaign stop in Iowa yesterday was asked again about his stance on immigrants who have families here in the US and said that it's ok to tear a family apart and leave children essentially orphaned, because they're breaking the law. And this isn't the first time he's defended that stance, just last week on Fox and Friends he said that deportation isn't as bad as everyone made it out to be. And Michele Bachmann is in favor of this and even goes further to say that the problem is with the concept of "anchor babies", those who are born here to keep the families here.





Josh Block Smears Think Progress



This week, Politico's Ben Smith wrote a piece about a split on the left when it comes to Middle East polices. The next day, it was revealed that Josh Block, former AIPAC spokesman, had sent out an email to a conservative journalist list serve, urging recipients to look at Smith's piece as an example and to label bloggers at ThinkProgress as anti-Israel and anti-Semitic. So what exactly is the kind of material that gets one labeled as anti-Israel and anti-Semitic? Ben Armbruster, from ThinkProgress discusses.





Fireside: Press Gets Cozy w. Bloomberg



In the almost 3 months since the Occupy movement began, we've seen not only overly aggressive militarized actions by police but also a chilling assault on media coverage of evictions. The first city to try and block press from covering what was happening was NYC, under Mayor Michael Bloomberg's orders. We rightly saw outrage from print media outlets but how quickly it seems some of that anger can vanish. Michael Tracy at Salon.com details Mayor Bloomberg's annual holiday party that he throws for local press. This time the Mayor felt he could make jokes about journalist arrests and the Occupy movement in general. He even gave out gag gifts to journalists, joking that they are only for the 1%. And apparently, not a single one of them spoke up.





Happy Hour: Student Loses it in Library



RT's Kristine Frazao and Politico's Dave Catanese talk about anti-abortion activists planning to harass women with 'empty manger' caroling, FOX's Gretchen Carlson's war on Christmas, Rick Santorum calling candidates hypocrites for skipping out on Donald Trump's debate and then check out this video of a student who was studying for finals freak out on someone for breathing too hard.





EU Leaders 'Promise Reallllly Hard'



A summit between European leaders to tackle their sovereign debt crisis was being hailed as a success this morning. Leaders, with the exception of the UK's David Cameron agreed to sign onto an intergovernmental treaty, and markets soared. The idea is to enact a "fiscal compact" which includes balanced budget stipulations and enforcement mechanisms to control spending. We'll take a look at the agreement and ask Business Insider's Joe Weisenthal, how much if anything did this deal fix?




Viral Spiral: Girl Freaks Out in Library



In this Viral Spiral; Will Farrell does some ads for Old Milwaukee, a Ukrainian dog fetches vodka, a man flies on the metro, a cheerleading mom is nuts, a girl freaks out at the library, a flying trampoline, a man makes a weapon from a Coke can on a plane, a guy gets what's coming to him, and a baby gorilla thinks it's tough.

The Alyona Show 12/08/11 - MSM: Obama Brags About Killing - Col. Wilkerson: US War w Iran '3 yrs. Away'

The Alyona Show 12/08/11



Tonight we'll take a look at US foreign policy secrets, being aired in public. From Iran releasing a video of the downed US drone it has, to a new report detailing where in Romania a secret CIA prison was located. Then, just days after Russia's parliamentary elections, Hillary Clinton and Vladimir Putin are involved in a war of words. So why the sudden rise in tensions and what will it mean for reset? Also today Hillary Clinton gave a speech at The Hague about internet freedom. But we'll take a look at whether her words of wisdom for the world, match up with internet policies here at home. And then don't miss happy hour.






MSM: Obama Brags About Killing



The President gave a press conference today and the questions started coming about the GOP attacks that are being thrown his way, specifically towards his foreign policy. We'll share with you a clip that the mainstream media missed where Obama was gloating about all the people that have been killed under his command and on his orders. And with the exception of John King at CNN nobody even paid attention to the comment! They just went on about the payroll tax and the consumer financial protection bureau.





Col. Wilkerson: US War w Iran '3 yrs. Away'



So it looks like more and more of the covert operations of the US, past and present, are starting to come out. An AP investigation revealed the location of a former CIA black site prison in Romania, one of many black site prisons that were officially shut down in 2006. Fast forward to today and the covert war against Iran that the US has been waging, no longer seems so covert. Ret. Col. Lawrence Wilkerson discusses.





Clinton/Putin Clash on Russian Elex



Since Russia's parliamentary elections last Sunday, we immediately saw a lot of critique coming from US officials particularly Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who has at this point made numerous public statements and called for an investigation into election fraud. Tensions are heating up between Clinton and Vladimir Putin, who today said that Clinton's accusations have helped to instigate protests in the country, and that Russia should protect against foreign interference in its internal affairs. Mark Adomanis from Forbes discusses.





Show & Tell: Ron Paul, 3rd Party Ticket?



We talked about the libertarian's discontent with who are considered the GOP frontrunners, Romney and Gingrich and ask if either of them get the GOP nomination should Ron Paul run on a third party ticket? Our viewers respond here. Now, we spoke about the US's covert war with Iran and want to know how far you think the escalating tensions will go between the US and Iran?




Gov't Keeps Published Cables Classified



Back in April the ACLU filed a Freedom of Information Act seeking 23 State Department Cables that had been made public by Wikileaks. The State Department responded as if the content of the requested cables were still confidential. They withheld 12 cables all together, which the ACLU deems the "Dirty Dozen" these cables dealt with everything from interrogations at Guantanamo, to conflicts with allies over rendition, pressuring the German government not to hold US officials accountable for kidnapping, detaining and torturing a German citizen.





State Dept 'Doesn't Understand what the Internet is'



Speaking at The Hague today at a conference on internet Freedom co-hosted by Google, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called it "an urgent task" to preserve civil liberties online. But just how much do the involved actors like Clinton and Google's Schmidt, practice what they preach? Aaron Swartz founder of Demand Progress weighs in.




Tool Time: MPAA's Top 10 for Protect IP

The Motion Picture Association of America has been one of the organizations that's in favor of the highly contentious PROTECT IP Act. Now as word has spread about this bill and its sister legislation, SOPA, many companies and groups have expressed opposition to the bills but groups like the MPAA have been finding ways to fight back. It looks like the MPAA took a cue from Rick Perry because according to Tech Dirt, the MPAA has been sending around its own Top 10 list to members of Congress, except theirs gives reasons why the government should be in favor of the Protect IP Act.




Happy Hour: Newt the Grinch


RT Lauren Lyster Andrew Blake are on happy hour talking about a parody of Rick Perry's new campaign ad "Strong", Michele Bachmann not letting her daughters call boys, and what makes Newt Gingrich the Grinch.


The Alyona Show 12/07/11 - MSM: Occupy K St - Wall St Prosecutions 'too hard'?! - Mumia Abu-Jamal off Death Row - Occupy San Francisco Evicted

The Alyona Show 12/07/11



We'll take a look at President Obama's speech from yesterday, where he addressed the growing inequality in the country, and called the actions on Wall Street that led us to the financial collapse, "wrong". Then, GOP candidates made their case against Obama's foreign policy, and specifically, his policies towards Israel at the Republican Jewish Coalition Forum, we'll go through some of the highlights. Next, Representative Peter King held his 4th hearing today on Muslim radicalization, this time focusing on radicalization with the military, and service members and their families being targeted. But you wouldn't know it from watching the news, so what happened to all the hype? And then don't miss our happy hour.




MSM: Occupy K St


If you were watching the mainstream media today you probably heard a lot about what Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney's campaigns were saying about each other, yet again. And you probably heard a lot about Rod Blagojevich's sentencing. But what you didn't see is there was another demonstration in Washington DC. This time, the Occupy crowd and its supporters decided to take on K Street, the center of the lobbying firms and special interests that have our politicians in their grips.




Wall St Prosecutions 'too hard'?!


President Obama finally decided to address what happened on Wall Street that led us to the financial crash during his speech yesterday in Kansas. And called the actions on Wall Street that led us to the financial collapse, "wrong" but if that's the case why have we still not seen a single successful prosecution of any Wall Street executives? Lauren Lyster host of Capital Account discusses.

The Alyona Show - 12/06/11 - MSM: CIA Drones Over Iran - MF Global: 'Stealth Finance' - Occupy Our Homes - Gingrich/Romney: A Libertarian's Nightmare ....

The Alyona Show - 12/06/11



Tonight we'll speak to William Black about the MF Global scandal. Federal regulators passed a new rule yesterday to limit some of the risky behavior, and Jon Corzine has been subpoenaed, but will it be enough? Then, where will the Libertarians go if their only options end up being Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney? Also, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is now asking the government to allow more jailbreaking on iPads, and video game consoles, but companies like Apple and Sony aren't exactly fans. And then don't miss Happy Hour.





MSM: CIA Drones Over Iran



Over the weekend Iran claimed that it had in its possession a US, RQ-170 Sentinel Drone. Yesterday, US officials confirmed that yes, Iran does in fact now have its hands on some of our most advanced technology. But like we talked about, it's slightly odd that suddenly everyone had woken up to the notion that we might already be waging a covert war on Iran. And nobody in the mainstream media seems to want to ask under what authority it's all happening. So today the mainstream has completely moved on and gone back to the back and forth bickering of what Gingrich and Romney said about each other or what Donald Trump is planning to ask at the debate he'll be hosting.





MF Global: 'Stealth Finance'



The Commodity Futures Trading Commission voted unanimously to adopt what's now called, the MF Global Rule. And the timing and naming couldn't be more fitting now with the recent bankruptcy of the brokerage firm, MF Global, which is now missing about $1.2 billion in customer money. William Black, former Federal banking regulator and Associate Professor of Law and Economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City joins the show.





Occupy Our Homes



December 6th has been declared Occupy Our Homes, where people will help those facing foreclosure and stand up against fraudulent lending practices and illegal evictions by the banks. And a new study from the Mortgage Bank Association says that the foreclosure crisis is only 50% over.





Gingrich/Romney: A Libertarian's Nightmare



As we get closer to the primaries and look at who just might be the GOP nominee, we've heard a lot about who the Republican establishment does or doesn't want. But what happens if Newt or Mitt end up being the final option, what are the libertarians going to do? Could libertarians really vote for either big government, establishment conservative? J.P. Freire with New Media Strategies weighs in.





Show & Tell: OWS Protesting Dems



Last time we talked about Occupy Wall Street protesting Democratic functions across the country, from an Obama fundraiser in NYC to a Nancy Pelosi fundraiser in Washington, DC. We asked if you think it's a good move for OWS to be protesting politicians who have expressed support for the movement. Now, we talked about the libertarians' discontent with the current Republican frontrunners, Romney and Gingrich. So if either Romney or Gingrich get the GOP nomination- should Ron Paul run on a third party ticket?






EFF Wants Jailbreaking Freedom



EFF and other groups have asked the Copyright office to grant a few more exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. They want it to apply to not only smart phones but tablets, and video game consoles as well, this way people like our former jailbreaking guest GeoHot, might not get sued in the future. EFF's Trevor Timm explains.





Tool Time: Santorum, People Die bc of 'Bad Decisions'


Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has said, "The answer is not what we do to prevent deaths because of a lack of health insurance...People die in America because people die in America. ..." We'll share will you some statistics and strongly suggest that this presidential candidate should think twice before he blames a person's death on, well death.





Happy Hour: Austerity for Queen = 50 Million



RT's Lauren Lyster, Host of Capital Account and J.P. Freire with New Media Strategies join happy hour to talk about how the Congress hasn't done much at all this year, Queen Elizabeth taking a pay cut, Oregon denying bloggers the same protections as journalists,


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