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Are you interested in knowing the facts about the Keystone XL pipeline? Well, depending on the source, the “facts” vary wildly. Proponents tout the Alberta tar sands as the new Saudi Arabia, claim that the Keystone pipeline will bring 100,000 jobs and help get the US off of foreign oil. Critics, on the other hand, say the jobs are more like under 50, that all the oil will be exported, that tar sands crude is highly prone to spills, and that this project would endanger pristine wildlife habitats. So who is right? This week on Sea Change Radio we hear from longtime Washington Post energy correspondent Steven Mufson who has recently completed a book
Chapter 1: Farm Bill and Food Stamps
Another fight concerning the Farm Bill has erupted over reapplying more stringent work standards for those receiving food stamps. In particular, those designated able-bodied and work capable individuals between the ages of 16 and 59 are expected to either work or perform some kind of job training while they receive assistance. Those requirements have been largely relaxed since the beginning of the recession, but now some legislators want to bring them back calling it a fair deal for those who receive assistance for a longer period of time. However, critics of the suggestion note that, despite the improvement of the economy overall, the unemployment rate has not significant decreased and many who rely on the assistance still lack jobs. We talk to Rachel Van Dongen , Congressional Editor for POLITICO.
Chapter 2: Supreme Court to Consider Whether Government Can Withhold Funding from Anti-HIV Organizations that Promote Legalizing Prostitution
The United States Supreme Court today heard the case of USAID v. Alliance for an Open Society, in which they are being asked to decide whether the federal government can refuse funding to non-profits that promote strategies they disagree with. In 2003 Congress passed the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act which included language that would rescind funding from organizations that promote the legalization of prostitution as a way of curbing HIV-infections. Such organizations filed suit claim this is essentially censorship, a ban of their right to free speech. We talk to Megan Brown, a Partner at Wiley Rein who wrote a brief on behalf of the Rutherford Institute.
Chapter 3: Update on the Keystone XL Pipeline
We talk to Joe Duggan, Reporter with Omaha World-Herald
Today on Independent Underground Radio LIVE we'll discuss the following topics: *President Obama will give the "State of the Union" speech tonight. What will he said about the GOP threats of sequester? What about drone issue, climate change or gun control? Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is set to give the "Tea Party" response but the tea party is dead in the water, so what will he say? *February 17, thousands of Americans will head to Washington, D.C. to make Forward on Climate the largest climate rally in history and to protest the Keystone XL Pipeline. We'll review this upcoming rally.
*We'll cover the latest headlines in Michigan Politics!
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Join Positive about Change show host Kathryn Yarborough as she chats with Flowing with Change professional member Karen Riberio about why you should care about the Keystone XL pipeline. She'll share details of Sunday's historic Climate Rally in DC. To find out more about Flowing with Change go to http://FlowingWithChange.com or to connect with Kathryn on Facebook, go to http://www.facebook.com/FlowingWithChange.
To connect with Karen, visit her website at http://www.innerfortune.com/.
Tonight on Green Talk Live & More, Chef Moses and Chef Rivera will be discussing the History of the XL pipeline story and its impact on cities in the U.S.. The Chefs will also be giving updates on Protesting, Lobbying, and Activism. It's going down tonight, and as always, the Chefs are gonna drop some knowledge and leave some insight, there's no question. For those of you who are conscious thinkers, this is where you need to be; "Green Talk Live" on "It's Real Talk Radio" tonight at 7PM Eastern Standard Time.
To listen live via phone tonight and every Thursday dial 347-838-9540 on this Thursday and every Thursday at 7PM Eastern Standard Time and if you have a question or comment for the Chefs, press 1 to be brought live on air.
Oh, yeah, we are tired but full of life and ready to jump into the trenches with our brothers and sisters. We will stand with The People to protect land that provides traditional and ecological knowledge to all our brothers and sisters on mother earth.
Join us in our persuit to seek more information about how me and YOU can get involved in this contemporary issue... On Native Ground!
2/17 Michael Mann: Stop Keystone XL, Maine Senate Candidate Shenna Bellows & For Members: Suzanne Me
Climate scientist Michael E. Mann explains why we must stop Keystone XL, Maine Senate candidate Shenna Bellows, outlines her progressive candidacy and for Members Only! An interview from the new MR archives with Cornell University Professor Suzanne Mettler on why Americans benefit from but don’t see the … Continue reading →
Our show will focus on the Keystone XL Pipeline as evidence of the corruption in our political system: campaign contributions are once again trumping the will of the people.
Jeanene Louden and co-host Debilyn Molineaux discuss current affairs and systemic changes that are needed in the Unitied States. Live callers are encouraged to propose their own solutions and engage with the host and/or guests.
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On Tonight's FURY we will discuss the ongoing controversy of Boko Haram's kidnapping of 200+ girls in Nigeria; we will dive into The Amazing Spider-Man 2; explore the problems with the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline; and look at the now obscure book - The Brotherhood of the Disappearing Pants!
Also On Tonight's FURY:
~ White Terrorism - Sick Whitey - Trick Whitey - Slick Whitey - WIC Whitey - Global Bullies
~ AYN RANDISM - What Is Whitey Plotting?
----- The Brotherhood of the Disappearing Pants
----- Keystone XL Pipeline
~ SICK WHITEY:
CYNICAL AFRIKAN JOINS US!!!! Stop By and Take A Cynical Look At White Creatures: http://cynicalafrikan.com/
----- Sick Whitey's Secrets: Boko Haram
----- Child Prisoners of War Held by United States
~ SLICK WHITEY:
----- Deer Season
----- Occultic Order Homeplace At Denver Airport
~ Friday Night w/ the Movies: The Amazing Spiderman - 2 Real Housewives Franchise - Planter's Peanut Commercial
~ National Headlines - Seattle Raise Wages - Oklahoma Airport's Statue - Bell Hooks Say Beyonce Is Terrorist & Anti-Feminist
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Disclaimer: This show shares ADULT content and is rated MATURE!
"I have stood up to the president and my party when it's right for North Carolina, noting she supports building the Keystone XL pipeline and has opposed trade deals sought by the administration.Tillis was quoted as saying at a state Republican convention in 2011 that members of a state teachers' association don't care about children or classrooms — only about jobs and pensions. Hagan told the TV audience accusing Tillis of cutting education by $500 million and giving tax breaks to wealthy individuals while leading the North Carolina House. "And his priorities even speak louder than his words."
Tillis recalled Hagan's comments from her successful 2008 campaign, when she criticized GOP incumbent Elizabeth Dole for having voted 92 percent of the time with then-President George W. Bush. And yet, he said, Hagan has sided with Obama 95 percent. "Kay 1.0, Kay 2.0," he said unflatteringly, adding, "At the end of the day we need to say what we mean." http://www.newsobserver
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