Stacy Summary: The show that was the first ever crowdfunded financial news programme is back. Jan Skoyles talks to Ned Naylor-Leyland about gold heading from West to East. Lots of interesting discussion and data.
Secret tapes of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, released in public on Thursday, reveal that Republican casino mogul Sheldon Adelson told President George W. Bush that Olmert was a “traitor.” “Adelson – this dog, son of a dog – went to President Bush and said that I’m a traitor. Bush told me,” Olmert is heard as telling his former assistant Shula Zaken, who recorded her conversations with him during the Holyland case, in which both were convicted.
Larry Pinkney of BlackActivistWG.org joins us today to discuss how and why so many well-meaning Americans were bamboozled by Obama’s “hope and change” routine in 2008. We discuss the failed establishment left/right paradigm and how the misleaders of the left rally their flock around the Democrat flag every election cycle, as well as how community activism can lift us out of the cycle of abuse inflicted on the people by the political machine.
EPIC and a coalition of civil liberties groups is advocating for changes that would create more oversight and accountability in Congress for national security issues. In a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, more than 50 organizations recommended that the leadership provide all Members of Congress with access to relevant information and sufficient staff assistance. That groups recommended revising procedures for the House Permanent Select Committee on Oversight so that other Committees are kept informed, unclassified reports are made public with minimal delay, and the Committee operates more openly. The groups proposed a Congressional option for whistleblowers so that information can be communicated to Members of Congress “without fear of reprisal” and a comprehensive review of the activities of the Intelligence Community since 9/11, modeled after the 9-11 Commission For more information see: EPIC: Open Government and FOIA Rocks.
The Holy Father wishes to express his warm congratulations for the historic decision taken by the Governments of the United States of America and Cuba to establish diplomatic relations, with the aim of overcoming, in the interest of the citizens of both countries, the difficulties which have marked their recent history. In recent months, Pope Francis wrote letters to the President of the Republic of Cuba, His Excellency Mr Raúl Castro, and the President of the United States, The Honorable (…)