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Economic Update – Economic Power Struggles – 11.15.15

Updates on Greek and Portuguese austerity struggles, obesity and Coca Cola, importance of U of Missouri, JC Penney’s fake sales, and Macy’s urgent sales. Response to listeners on politics, economics of TPP. Major discussions of (1) upcoming FED decision on interest rates and (2) economic causes of gentrified US cities.

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Expat Files – 11.15.15

-Answers to many questions that Expat Gringa gonnabees and wannabees have been asking over the years regarding beauty treatments, beauty salons, first world cosmetics, pricing and cosmetology in general as well as possible business opportunities for Expats in the field. YOU’LL SEE THAT THIS IS NOT FLUFF!!

-How “lag time” affects the Latin fashion and beauty industry.

-More lies and misinformation coming out of yet another Costa Rican government agency. Did you know that the Costa Rican public is now poised to pay the highest electric (kwh) rates of all the 20 Latin American countries? How is that possible when the CR government’s been bragging in the last year the country is totally energy self-sufficient and now operating 100% on “clean” renewable energy? Yes, you’ll find it’s the same old thing again… government corruption, nepotism, cronyism and extreme mismanagement.

-Visit me Johnny (and Expat super-blogger John Galt) at our new joint website www.TheNewExpat.com . Its where you’ll get real “boots on the ground” info, experienced expat blogs and reports. It’s a work in progress so please be patient. We’re continually improving and expanding the format.

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A Just Cause – Spotlight On Capitol Hill: Congressman James Sensenbrenner – 11.15.15

The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks talks Congressman James (Jim) Sensenbrener, proudly serving Wisconsin’s 5th District. Congressman Sensenbrenner’s current committee assignments include serving on the Committee on Science and Technology and the Committee on the Judiciary. Congressman Sensenbrenner is Chairman of the Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Oversight Subcommittee. He is also a member of the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and Internet, and the Subcommittees on Environment and Oversight.

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Let’s Create A Better World – 11.14.15

Host Bobby Elias and co-host Stefan Rudolph have a tremendous guest on board today who is on the forefront in alternative medicine. Publisher Burton Goldberg discusses medicine and alternative healing for cancer and the rising, mind-blowing statistics of the risk that our entire population is facing when it comes to cancer, diabetes, autism and all other related disease. He is on the fast track to national prominence with his best-selling Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide. Burton is on a mission to reform conventional medicine and to help people reclaim their health. You’ll see how passionate he is about alternative medicine and is committed to helping forge profound, positive changes in health care and medical awareness. His work includes specialties in the areas of Cancer Conquest, Curing Depression, Stem Cells and Addiction.

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The Vinyl Experience – 11.13.15

VE 283 11 13 15 For Allen Toussaint

The Pointer Sisters: Yes We Can Can
Dr. John: Life
Candi Staton: A Dreamer Of A Dream
Ernie K. Doe: Mother In Law
Aaron Neville: Over You
Benny Spellman: Lipstick Traces
Joe Stampley & The Uniques: All These Things
Chris Kenner: I Like It Like That
Lee Dorsey: Working In The Coal Mine
Otis Redding: Pain In My Heart
Rolling Stones: Fortune Teller
Yardbirds: A Certain Girl
Al Hirt: Java
Herb Alpert: Whipped Cream
Glan Campbell: Southern Nights
Hues Corporation: Freedom For The Stallion
Boz Scaggs: What Do You Want The Girl To Do

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Alternative Visions – Analyzing the TPP Agreement Terms & Conditions, Part 1 – 11.13.15

Jack Rasmus undertakes the first of a two part deep examination of the terms and conditions of the actual TPP agreement recently concluded. The origins and true functions of free trade agreements is explained, beginning with the 1944 Bretton Woods international monetary system, the IMF, and World Bank established by the US, the role of trade in US global dominance to the 1970s, the restructuring of trade and money flows in the 1970s, and the advent of Neoliberalism in the 1980s under Reagan and Thatcher. How free trade became the international lynchpin of US neoliberal policies, beginning in the 1980s and expanding ever since under both Democrat and Republican administrations. Obama as the biggest advocate of Free Trade thus far is explained. Jack then begins a section by section analysis of the 30 chapters of the TPP, with an overview of provisions associated with ‘goods’ trade, investment, financial services, intellectual property and Pharmaceuticals, and the Disputes Settlement/Corporate Global Courts system section that will undermine domestic democracy and sovereignty and lead to a new drive for global corporate supra-political institutions. In Part 2 next week, further details of the 30 chapters, and reactions by labor, environmental advocates, food safety groups, and others will be reviewed—as well as reports by organizers of the Nov. 18 national US protests against the TPP.

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Energy Stew – Robert L. Weber and Carol Orsborn – 11.13.15

Robert L. Weber and Carol Orsborn are two aging experts who came together to write “The Spirituality of Age, A Seeker’s Guide to Growing Older”.

As long as we’re here, we might as well fulfill all that we can. There are so many opportunities to enhance our aging process and this book really understands them along with the limitations that age can create.

Tune in to this interview with both authors and you’ll see how you can manifest more of the richness of your years.

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Expat Files – 11.13.15

-Thinking of exploring or travelling long-term through Latin America? If you’re moving around, how can you get your snail- mail and packages from friends, family delivered as well as stuff from outfits like Amazon.com? Can you get that stuff shipped from up north? Yes, and it’s easy secure and inexpensive, that is, if you know the ropes ahead of time.

-Coming down to Latin America affords you a second lease on life in more ways than you can imagine. For one, if you plan correctly (and from the beginning) you can start your life in your new Latin country with a very small, nearly anonymous, footprint as well as a clean slate. Yes, you do have a chance to start fresh, so don’t blow it…

-With regular gasoline prices in the states averaging about $2.30 a gallon, how does that translate to local gas prices in Latin America?

-More about the most recent barrage of hotel-salon, one-day seminars promising slick diplomas, guaranteed to make attendees experts in something or other: though really designed to part gullible Latins from their hard-earned pesos.

-Today an email from a former Mormon asking for a few of my own weird Latin American Mormon tales. Of course I will oblige…

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Leid Stories – 11.13.15

Fight the Power! Frustrate the System! Free Your Mind!

Welcome to the best peer-education program on the planet—Leid Stories’ “Free Your Mind Friday.” It’s an open forum for the exchange of information, opinions and ideas; analytical thinking is the star of the show.

Share your intellectual wealth. Call in (888-874-4888) and help us all fight the power and frustrate the system by freeing our minds!