[00:57]: Anniversaries and Spoon Curtains: Carl and Mike both have anniversaries this week and share how they celebrate. Plus Mike’s grandson comes up with a cool word.
[09:32]: Republicans In Control: How Republicans running state governments act like the federal government they supposedly despise. Plus the fall of Congressman Schock, and the sex trafficking bill.
[16:34]: Compromise Replaced by Blackmail:
[21:12]: Nightmare Scenarios, Crazy Conspiracies: From the possibility to bad election choices in 2016 to Obama trying to nuke Charleston and taking over the country, we talk nightmare scenarios and the latest crazy conspiracy.
[29:12]: War Machines, Politics and Money: How we use words to soften the language of war. Plus what can a one billion dollar plane buy you?
[34:25]: An Iranian Perspective: Michael talks with a friend of his from Iran who shares her perspective, which leads to a discussion on US replacing leaders in other countries.
[39:45]: Technology, Energy and 3rd World Countries: Carl and Mike debate the effect of energy technologies on third world countries.
[43:02] Energy Independence: Carl and Mike discuss moving to energy independence and developing better forms of energy.
[47:00]: Kissing Cousins – Fear and Ignorance: Carl rails against the fear and ignorance that keeps us stuck .
[52:25] Mandatory Voting and Politics and Money: Carl and Mike discuss the merits of mandatory voting. And how it pays for special interests to have people divided. Michael asserts that corporations own politics.
[1:00:02]: “A Small Group of Thoughtful Committed Citizens…”: Carl and Mike talk about the power of economic boycott and call for coming up with a word that defines supporting a company, product service or cause as opposed to boycotting.
CARL AND MIKE POLITICS AND MONEY LINKS:
Republicans take over Michigan town and pass other bills under “immediate effect”: http://www.eclectablog.com/2012/04/michigan-republicans-have-illegally-passed-over-96-of-their-bills-under-immediate-effect.html
The Batshit Theory that Obama Tried to Nuke Charleston: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/03/21/the-batshit-theory-that-obama-tried-to-nuke-charleston.html
Billion Dollar Bomber: US Plans Next-Gen Stealth Aircraft: http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurebillion-dollar-bomber-us-plans-next-gen-stealth-bomber-by-mid-2020s-4197886/
How Many Muslim Countries has the U.S. Bombed or Occupied Since 1980? https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/11/06/many-countries-islamic-world-u-s-bombed-occupied-since-1980/
Number of Countries US has invaded: http://www.politifact.com/invasions/
Energy Independence: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_energy_independence
Margaret Mead Quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”