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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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Polizeros podcast. Domestic reforms

Continuing our discussion about solutions!

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:
Investing in nationwide freight rail and high-speed rail in regions where it is best suited.

Investing in nuclear energy now, even though it has a long development time because breakthroughs in alternative and clean energy are probably decades away.

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.)

With Steve Hynd , Keith Boyea, and myself.

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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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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