Tuesday October 18 2011

The one and only Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi), Political Reporter at Rolling Stone magazine, joins us on today’s show to talk Occupy Wall Street!

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19 Responses to Tuesday October 18 2011

  1. gloryoski says:

    It is good Sammy is spending some quality time with his OTHER man crush…I won’t mention any names… 😉

  2. VIDEO: Marine at Occupy Wall Street who shouted “There Is No Honor In This!” to NYPD talks to Keith Olbermann


    • gloryoski says:

      Thanks, toni. I just found the uncut vid but was not aware of the Countdown interview. Will be interesting to see…

  3. christ… this guy talking to victoria jackson should be beatified… he has the patience and tolerance of a saint… I would have lost it after the 1st 20 seconds… what a flake…

    • DannyEastVillage says:

      I saw that interview. The dude was nice and patient with her. She kept spouting her usual mindless malarky (interesting that she revealed that she didn’t go to college–as if one couldn’t tell from the way she blathers and brays). But that dude continued to humor her. Every time she opened her mouth you couldn’t help wondering if she was pretending to be playing herself in a SNL skit.

  4. Sunshine Jim says:

    “Watch Victoria over and over and over again!”


    that some kinda repressive therapy?

  5. HolyCity2012 says:

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  6. We interviewed David Suzuki in Montreal at the
    occupy montreal event.
    He had some powerful words and sentiments shared by many, showing unity and support from up North.


    • Sunshine Jim says:

      Thanks for reporting on that Noah, i’m a fan of David’s writing and thinking, also i’m a longtime advocate of environmental restoration.

      consider me to be a good Vancouver BC connection, feel free to contact me, call anytime. 604 864 9649

  7. Pittsburgh police using sound-blast technology against protesters—suit says it caused permanent hearing loss
    By Gaius Publius

    Via John Perry Barlow and Matt Stoller comes this, news of the latest in crowd-control (and potentially, crowd-punishing) technology.

    It’s called LRAD (Long Range Acoustic Device), a perfectly innocent-sounding name. What it does is not so innocent, though it does involve sound:

    The Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) is a distance hailing device and non-lethal crowd control weapon developed by LRAD Corporation to send messages, warnings and harmful, pain inducing tones over longer distances than normal loudspeakers. … LRAD systems are used by maritime, law enforcement, military and commercial security companies to send instructions and warnings over distances, and to force compliance.

    The LRAD company, formerly American Technology Corporation, says it was designed for use in “short bursts at 300 metres” (about 1000 feet, or a third of a football field), and that being within 100 meters can cause permanent ear damage.

    Of course, the company says that blasting people at short range is not its recommended use (read, “it’s not our fault if abused”):

    LRAD officials deny such common uses, claiming that the device is not a weapon, rather it is a “directed-sound communications system”, and that it can damage hearing at 15 metres (49 ft).[4]

    Oddly, it seems that’s just what happened. From the ACLU last month (my emphasis):

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania filed a federal lawsuit today [September 21] on behalf of Karen Piper, a bystander who suffered permanent hearing loss after Pittsburgh police deployed a Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) against protestors during the 2009 G-20 Summit. An LRAD emits harmful, pain-inducing sounds over long distances. Developed for use by the military, LRAD technology had never before been used against US civilians.

    “Police departments should not be using weapons built for the military on civilian protesters,” said Witold Walczak, legal director of the ACLU of Pennsylvania[.] “As this case shows, the LRAD cannot be controlled to prevent serious harm to innocent bystanders. Collateral harm to innocents may be justifiable in wartime, but not to quell protesters who overturned a couple of trash dumpsters.”

    So there are two issues. One is the use of a military weapon-like device against American citizens on U.S. soil. The other is the countenancing of “collateral damage” — a military concept for dead and injured innocents — as a defensible aspect of police behavior.

    Read More

  8. HolyCity2012 says:

    W?SB! – David Suzuki Interviewed at Occupy Montreal


  9. Sunshine Jim says:

    Victoria and Janeane!

    Oh please Sam!

  10. Sunshine Jim says:

    was a good show!

  11. If anyone is interested in joining please feel free to add your voice to the discussion: https://groups.google.com/group/politics-and-electoral-reform-working-group We’ll be porting the site to the NYCGA site soon. In the meantime come on board!

  12. Deborah from Kansas says:

    Correction on census about Manhattan, KS / “Little Apple” / in Riley Co. from 2000 Census:

    Manhattan population: 44,831

    Riley Co.: 62,843

    Median age: 23.9 … 🙂


  13. Little Saint Nogoodnik says:

    Victoria Jackson is so weird and over the top, she almost seems like a fictional creation. She reminds me a bit of the sort of unhinged type of character that Shelley Winters (may she RIP) used to play so well.

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