Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Show notes 03/10/2013

Uncooperative Radio Show Notes: Sunday 03/10/13

A 500 foot Noah's Ark being built in Hialeah
The Hidden Ark group began building a 500-foot wooden Noah’s Ark on the outskirts of Hialeah that will be both a zoo and a way to raise awareness about the current environmental changes.

Americans renouncing citizenship to become British thanks to tax rise
London-based American lawyers, who specialise in tax and immigration, report a threefold increase over the last five years in the number of American citizens who are giving up their citizenship - a process known as “renunciation”.

Violence bill passes house republicans cave
A strengthened, Senate-written Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) passed the U.S. House of Representatives last Thursday morning after lawmakers rejected a weaker version sponsored by Republican leaders. The anti-domestic violence legislation goes to President Obama for signature.

The Armed Citizen
When a 79-year-old man heard arguing outside his home, he went outside to investigate. In the front yard, the man discovered his 17-year-old granddaughter being beaten by a 19-year-old male.

Grocery store loyalty cards tracked by health insurance companies
When I first reported on this a decade ago, I was called a "conspiracy theorist" for daring the write about the "absurd" idea that grocery store purchase data would be used against you. But now, in the age of total police state surveillance of your search engine queries, cell phone texts, bank transactions, emails and web surfing behavior, the idea that corporations are purchasing your grocery purchase surveillance data is no longer just a theory: it's a conspiracy fact.

Hurricane Sandy Dealt Blow to Healthy Habits
Health officials normally see a dip in exercise during the winter months, but in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy, the drop in physical activity after the storm was twice that of the rest of the country, according to a new poll.

Socialism after Marx
As the anarcho-communists argued for a form of socialism so decentralized that it required the abolition of the state, a milder and markedly centralist version of socialism, Fabianism, emerged in Britain.

Obama is a Fabian Socialist
Barack Obama is a Fabian socialist. I should know; I was raised by one. My Grandfather worked as a union machinist for Ingersoll Rand (nyse: IR - news - people ) during the day. In the evenings he tended bar and read books. After his funeral, I went back home and started working my way through his library, starting with T.W. Arnold's The Folklore of Capitalism. This was my introduction to the Fabian socialists.