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Polizeros podcast. Delusional Democrats. Scrambling Republicans

Last nights podcast with Keith Boyea and myself focused on the increasing obvious corruption and erosion of civil rights, as typified by Obama and Democratic congress members not loudly and strongly opposing Sen. McCain’s noxious attempt to allow the military to indefinitely detain citizens. Aren’t Democrats supposed to champion civil liberties? Instead, Keith said the word was Obama might veto it, but only because it gives Congress power the White House reserves for itself. The loudest protest against this came from Sen. Rand Paul and not from liberals, who for the most part were astonishingly mute. This Orwellian measure passed in a Democratic Congress too, something which should, but probably won’t, make even the most rabid Democrats consider their support for the party.

If George Bush acted this, we continued discussing, the liberal blogosphere would be screaming. But apparently shredding of rights is ok if a Democrat is in power. I explained how this got taken to almost comical extremes when Crooks and Liars attacked Naomi Wolf‘s saying DHS (and by implication Obama) was behind the obviously concerted crackdown on OWS, that this was not only horribly wrong but that Wolf (oh the horror) “intentionally tried to stir the fires of anger and discontent and anti-government sentiment on an international level,” as if something was wrong with that. WTF?

This shows how tepid liberal protest can be and how locked into the Democratic Party it is. My post criticizing C&L was flamed by Mike Finnigan who said I threw John Amato under the bus as proof of my own unshakeable ‘integrity’. I had no idea integrity was something to be mocked nor that I could throw John under the bus. Dang but these liberals do get crazy in defending Obama and the Democrats, don’t they? (I should note that I’ve known Amato and Finnigan since long before blogging.) All of this, we agreed, shows the increasing uselessness of the two parties, neither of which want real change and exist primarily by saying the other side is worse than them.

Keith pondered the Republican race with its ever-changing array of candidates who pop up only to self-destruct. We both agreed Gingrich is a pompus gasbag with Keith thinking Republicans will start to line up behind Romney soon.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio or on iTunes.

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Report from Occupy Wall Street. Podcast


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Talking with David Buccola, who was there all day yesterday for the massive Shutdown Wall Street protests. Police craziness. Shutting down Zuccotti one day then kettling people in the next. But then tens of thousands came. This was far too many for them to control.

The “99%” and other slogans projected on the Verizon Building as marchers crossed the Brooklyn Bridge was inspirational, made even more so by it coming from an apartment in the projects. When the mom in the apartment saw what was being projected, she refused to take the agreed upon payment, saying this was for the people!

At one point 30,000 were watching live streaming simultaneously from theother99 on Ustream who had over 700,000 unique views. This shows the power of social media. He said cops backed off from him when they saw the live streaming.

Most important, this movement is everywhere now. Support it in your community or start one of your own.

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Podcast. Direct from Zuccotti Park with David Buccola

The protesters are back in Zuccotti Park, festive and happy, with a huge Shut Down Wall Street planned for Thursday. David Buccola reports from Zuccotti.

Blooomberg and NYPD are the best organizers OWS could evr have.

BlogTalkRadio podcast (20 min.)

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Polizeros podcast tonight. Occupy, Eurozone, Paterno, Iran

Join David Buccola, reporting on Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Sothebys (he’s active in both) as well as Keith Boyea, maybe Josh Mull, and myself. We’ll discuss OWS, the worsening financial crisis in Europe, Joe Paterno, and bombing Iran.

Listen to the show live, at Polizeros Radio on BlogTalkRadio. You can also listening by dialing in at 626-414-3492. The show is tonight at 8:00 PM PT (9:00 PM MT, 10:00 PM CT, 11:00 PM ET.) You can download it or listen to the archive on BlogTalkRadio after it’s done.

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Oakland protest sign. Click through to Indybay.org for more

Topics: Occupy Wall Street and Oakland, Eurozone debt crisis and the 50% Greek bond haircut, 2012 elections, Libya asking NATO to stay until end of year..

Listen to the show live, at Polizeros Radio on BlogTalkRadio. You can also listening by dialing in at 626-414-3492. The show is tonight at 8:00 PM PT (9:00 PM MT, 10:00 PM CT, 11:00 PM ET.) You can download it or listen to the archive on BlogTalkRadio after it’s done.

With Josh Mull, Keith Boyea, and myself.

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Polizeros radio tonight. Occupy Wall Street

Tonight we discuss the continued growing support for Occupy Wall Street, which is coming from all sides of the political spectrum and making the plundering class quite nervous indeed.

Listen to the show live, at Polizeros Radio on BlogTalkRadio. You can also listening by dialing in at 626-414-3492. The show is tonight at 8:00 PM PT (9:00 PM MT, 10:00 PM CT, 11:00 PM ET.) You can download it or listen to the archive on BlogTalkRadio after it’s done.

We welcome back  Josh Mull who will join Keith Boyea, and myself. (Steve Hynd is on a vacation from politics for a while.)

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Polizeros podcast tonight

Concluding our three-part discussion of solutions.

Foreign Policy reforms:

A resurgent Peace Corps so that practical things can again be done by people who don’t carry guns, ending wars and occupations that don’t address core interests, realistic “future threat” and “core interest” assessments, not always reaching for the bigger hammer as soon as possible.

Divest ourselves of “ownership” of the Middle East in part by developing the energy policies listed above. It is no secret that much of our interest in the region derives from its abundance of oil. Especially divest ourselves of our relationship with the Saudi monarchy–the same one that makes all our claims of caring about human rights hypocritical.

Make a sustained and serious effort at encouraging reconciliation between Israel and Palestine. If, after 2 or 3 years of sustained effort, progress cannot be made, divest ourself of support of BOTH sides.

Don’t view China’s rise as zero-sum. It is not something we can “manage.”

Listen to the show live, at Polizeros Radio on BlogTalkRadio. You can also listening by dialing in at 626-414-3492. The show is tonight at 8:00 PM PT (9:00 PM MT, 10:00 PM CT, 11:00 PM ET.) You can download it or listen to the archive on BlogTalkRadio after it’s done.

With Steve Hynd , Keith Boyea, and myself.

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The perkily optimistic Polizeros podcast

Our first solutions-oriented show last night focused on political reform. What do we need to do to get real change in the country? We focused on ideas, not bashing. We need a populist party, maybe several of them. To be successful and gain real power, they need a definable agenda.

Campaign finance reform is a must, as is lowering the bar for entry. Steve Hynd explained how in Britain that anyone can run for Parliament simply by putting up a few hundred pounds. No complicated signature gathering (which can cost serious money) is required. There are no serious regulatory hurdles and by law, all parties get equal representation on the BBC. This is hugely important as it gives access to all by the Monster Raving Loony Party as well as the others. (Frankly, I think we need far more politicians who are honest about being raving loonies.) So, access to running for office and access to mass media for all parties and candidates is crucial.

More members in the House. Maybe double or triple the size. This can be done without a constitutional amendment and would make the representatives more accountable. Perhaps the whole concept should be changed to being a delegate not a representative. Delegates vote based on what their electorate tells them. They can be recalled easily. Some unions already do this. Our House of Representatives should too.

No more cult of personality! Political campaigns need to be focused on issues not personalities or the mechanics of the election.

Class. We need to discuss it. We have self-perpetuating political families and almost all members of Congress are millionaires, often many times over. They will vote for their class. The US pretends class doesn’t exist. But it does.

Future shows will continue our discussions on political reform, as well as domestic and foreign policy reform.

Lots more too!

With Steve Hynd , Keith Boyea, and myself. Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio or on iTunes.

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Polizeros Perky Podcast tonight. Talking about solutions!

No more kvetching! Tonight we’ll be talking about solutions to political, domestic, and foreign policy issues. Join us!

Fellow co-host Keith Boyea sums it up:

We’ve noticed that our discussions have sometimes degenerated into “bitch sessions,” so instead of complaining about things, we wanted to do an episode where we talked about potential solutions.

He and our third co-host Steve Hynd blogged about three areas where we need solutions. That’s what we’ll be talking about, on what will probably be the first of several podcasts on these topics.

Political reforms

  • Campaign finance reform so access becomes fair and equal for all, This is crucial
  • Genuine access for third parties. Level the playing field
  • More members in the House (and maybe the Senate too.)
  • Ending officials abusing journalistic stenography

Domestic reforms

  • Cut unemployment drastically, probably by a real job plan that employs millions.
  • View Energy, Transportation, and Housing as an integrated issue by simultaneously:
    1) Investing in nationwide freight rail and high-speed rail in regions where it is best suited.
    2)Investing in nuclear energy now, even though it has a long development time because breakthroughs in alternative and clean energy are probably decades away.
    3) Encouraging the development of higher density housing and zoning policies which make communities walkable and ride-able. This allows the development of work/eat/sleep communities that require shorter commutes, less energy consumption, and better utilization of mass transit.
  • Budget changes so that the big spenders like Defense don’t eat all the pie and the national debt doesn’t just grow forever, tax reforms so that everyone pays their fair share instead of the share an army of tax-dodging experts can get them, ending the too obvious culture of privilege – where laws get ignored for specific sets of people (banking fraudsters, government torturers and government gun-runner to name but a few), infrastructure spending to repair American competitiveness, long-term thinking about climate change, energy, education and innovation.
  • Smart grid, conservation, decentralizing power distribution (and political power.)

Foreign Policy reforms

  • A resurgent Peace Corps so that practical things can again be done by people who don’t carry guns, ending wars and occupations that don’t address core interests, realistic “future threat” and “core interest” assessments, not always reaching for the bigger hammer as soon as possible.
  • Divest ourselves of “ownership” of the Middle East in part by developing the energy policies listed above. It is no secret that much of our interest in the region derives from its abundance of oil. Especially divest ourselves of our relationship with the Saudi monarchy–the same one that makes all our claims of caring about human rights hypocritical.
  • Make a sustained and serious effort at encouraging reconciliation between Israel and Palestine. If, after 2 or 3 years of sustained effort, progress cannot be made, divest ourself of support of BOTH sides.
  • Don’t view China’s rise as zero-sum. It is not something we can “manage.”

Join us tonight!

Listen to the show live, at Polizeros Radio on BlogTalkRadio. You can also listening by dialing in at 626-414-3492. The show is tonight at 8:00 PM PT (9:00 PM MT, 10:00 PM CT, 11:00 PM ET.) You can download it or listen to the archive on BlogTalkRadio after it’s done.

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Podcast. Gun-walking, CIA rendition, Obama speech

Last night’s podcast started with the growing Gun-walking scandal, where the US Attorney General’s Office in Phoenix allowed at least 1400 weapons and parts for hundreds of grenades to pass from the US to Mexico. Multiple federal agencies may have been involved. The story still isn’t getting the attention that it should. After all, a Border Patrol agent was murdered on US land and a weapon found nearby was one of the guns they allowed to be smuggled to the cartels.

The interests of CIA and JSOC seem to be merging. CIA now spends considerable time running military operations. So, just who is in charge. And why does the US consistently support such thuggish operations?

Obama’s job speech. Steve summed it up well, “soaring rhetoric and wishful thinking.” 56% of it is tax cuts, with comparatively minor sums for rebuilding our infrastructure. Plus, it all must be offset by cuts elsewhere. This will do little if anything to create new jobs. Plus, there was no mention of mortgage relief, or of the enormous amounts of toxic slop that the TBTF banks have been allowed to carry on their books. The root causes of our financial collapse were not even mentioned nor were the trillions Obama has sent to the banksters.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio or on iTunes.

With Steve Hynd , Keith Boyea, and myself.

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