Troubling and significant statistics produced by the government indicate important facts about our political system and its priorities. Unfortunately, these statistics often get little coverage in the media. What coverage is provided usually only focuses on the current year and might include comparison with the previous year. Two such sets of government statistics cover wealth distribution and poverty. These statistics …
SHUTTING NUKES & STEALING OHIO’S CORPORATE POT REFERENDUM are what’s happening in today’s Solartopia Show.
TIM JUDSON and JESSICA AZULAY first join us to celebrate the announcement that the FitzGerald nuke in upstate New York will be closed. Entergy has said it will shut the ancient, dangerous reactor in October of 2016. Governor Andrew Cuomo has objected. But Cuomo is working to shut the reactors at INDIAN POINT near New York City so we’re not sure what to make of it. But Jessica give us the critical detail.
We then hear from my long-time co-conspirator BOB FITRAKIS about the CORPORATE MARIJUANA REFERENDUM allegedly defeated in Ohio. After watching elections being stolen here at least since 2004, we notice the usual symptoms of a rigged vote count. The Secretary of State, who allegedly administers a fair vote count, was a vehement opponent of the legalization of pot, and even accused its backers of fraud. There were breakdowns in Cincinnati in the polling apparatus. And obvious irregularities in Dayton and elsewhere. Polls showed Ohioans favoring the referendum by a significant margin but then defeating it in the balloting by 2:1, which makes no sense. Unless you’re really really stoned, which Ohio will again have to wait a while to do, at least legally.