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47 – Muellers Statements Today

Today the former special consul Rober Mueller gave a press conference where he made a public statement regarding the release of his report and on the ongoing back and forth between The White House, Congress and the Media. Mueller in so few words, referred to Congress that Impeachment proceedings ought to begin against the President. That if the Donald J. Trump was not a sitting president, he would be indicted. That if they had confidence that the President did not commit a crime, then they would have said so. Rober Mueller today showed the American public and the world how deeply in a crisis we are truly in.

Show Notes

  1. MUELLER STATEMENTS – https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2019/05/29/robert-mueller-resigns-as-special-counsel-full-statement-vpx.cnn
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27 – A Conversation With The Other Side, Featuring The Hosts of The Rundown

Tonight we will have on the hosts of The Rundown, a conservative media group, who hosts a podcast as well weekly live shows where they talk about some of the most important issues of the day from a conservative perspective. We have dialogued from some time, and I have been a contributor on their live show as well, and today they are to talk about the divides in this country, and how it is we are to bridge them – as well as other topics. Please see the show notes below for topic information, as well as links to their pages as well. Comments are welcome. 

The Rundown Media Group – https://therundownmg.com/

The Rundown Live Shows – https://www.facebook.com/TheRundownMG/


Show Notes

02:37 – American’s viewing the other side of their political persuasion as an “enemy”

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/06/22/key-facts-partisanship/

03:30 – The Fairness Doctrine

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FCC_fairness_doctrine

03:32 – The Rise of Ring-Wing Media

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_media_(U.S._political_right)

05:26 – Media conglomerates in The United States

https://www.businessinsider.com/these-6-corporations-control-90-of-the-media-in-america-2012-6

10:53 – Americans views on abortion.

https://www.pewforum.org/fact-sheet/public-opinion-on-abortion/

15:53 – Do Republican policies support upward mobility?

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/social-mobility-memos/2014/01/08/republicans-vs-democrats-who-has-the-answers-on-social-mobility/

16:26 – Do entitlement programs with “cut-offs” work better?

https://www.cbpp.org/research/would-an-entitlement-cap-be-a-wise-idea

17:24 – The 2nd Gilded Age in America today

https://anamericaninquiry.wordpress.com/2015/11/08/is-a-second-gilded-age-upon-us/

17:37 – Is Capitalism working today in America?

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/12/capitalism-isnt-working-thomas-piketty

18:06 – Do corporations pay their fair shares in taxes?

https://www.epi.org/publication/its-time-for-corporations-to-pay-their-fair-share-of-taxes/

20:53 – Google & their work with the Chinese government

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-google-idUSKCN1QV296

21:06 – Chinese stipulations regarding American companies working in their country

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-22/what-s-intellectual-property-and-does-china-steal-it-quicktake

21:24 – Censored search engine being worked on currently

https://www.npr.org/2018/08/02/635047694/google-plans-for-a-censored-search-engine-in-china

21:27 Zuckerberg deposition to Congress

21:35 – Are corporations “above the law”?

https://www.thenation.com/article/magna-carta-said-no-man-is-above-the-law-but-what-about-corporations/

26:51 – Elizabeth Warren and her proposal to break up the major tech companies

32:02 – Suzannah B. Troy – NYC Activist

32:13 – Kim Ann – Real Talk With The Angry Soccer Mom

33:11 – Social media and the bubble of confirmation bias today

34:53 – Bill Maher on reaching out to conservative listeners

https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2019/03/16/bill-maher-scolds-democrats-avoiding-fox-news-how-very-trump-you/

36:21 – Ben Shapiro

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Shapiro

38:50 – Beto O’Rourke getting questioned by a college students about financial disclosures

http://thefreedombeacon.com/2019/03/19/a-college-student-stuns-beto-orourke-with-a-challenging-question-and-the-exchange-is-on-video/

44:30 – VOCAL-NY, a local community organization in Brooklyn servicing the needs of the NYS community.

44:08 – 45:32; My apologies for the background noise, constant sirens are a fact of living in New York City.

46:49 – The Facts on Safe Injection (Consumption)  Spaces

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/vancouvers-safe-injection-site-cuts-overdose-deaths/article577010/

 

 

 

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24 -National Popular Vote Interstate Compact

 

 

From the page of the grassroots campaign leading cause to enact The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact – “The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Explanation CO,DE

link -https://www.nationalpopularvote.com/ | media – https://twitter.com/NPVgrassroots


Show Notes

Please note comments are welcome! As well, I am going to be phasing out the usual outro for the podcast and in place for now there will simply be the piece that plays in in the intro.

Piece Used in the Background – Borodin, In the Steppes of Central Asia, Polov.

02:30 – Please see the above links for more information regarding the NPV Grassroots campaign.

03:30 – Secretary Clinton & the Popular Vote (1), and President Trump and his slim margin of victory through the electoral college. (2)

(1) https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/hillary-clinton-officially-wins-popular-vote-29-million/story?id=44354341

(2) https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/2016-election/swing-state-margins/?noredirect=on

04:00 – Disproportionate Time Spent in Swing States

https://www.nationalpopularvote.com/campaign-events-2016

04:40 – Lower voter turnout tied to the Electoral College

https://www.npr.org/2016/11/26/503170280/charts-is-the-electoral-college-dragging-down-voter-turnout-in-your-state

05:40 – Smaller States have greater power and leverage within our political system

https://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/government/elections/smaller-states-get-bigger-say-in-electoral-college-20161126

08:51 – Why we may need a Constitutional Convention.

http://bostonreview.net/us/richard-kreitner-sanford-levinson-federalist

11:00 Constitutional Interpretation, Originalism and the such

https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/169489

14:00 Why we are so divided, and why we cant agree on basic FACTS.

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/11/making-up-is-hard-to-do/501146/

16:15 – Why Americans are to the left of center, or Liberal

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/01/why-america-is-moving-left/419112/

19:06 – Why Democrat’s, Progressives have bold ideas for the country.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/04/02/morning-bits-democrats-have-big-plans/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.5fbe0f5d49d2

 

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Issue Brief, 7 – Mindfulness