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Leid Stories – 12.22.15

After Republican, Democratic ‘Debates,’ A Political Roundup
Five Republican and three Democratic “debates” have winnowed the ranks of 2016 presidential contenders but sharpened political differences between the two main political parties and candidates running under their banners. Having just completed their most recent round four days apart in December and with a showdown in South Carolina looming in January (on Jan. 14 and 17, respectively) Republicans and Democrats have ratcheted up the rhetoric, looking for victory at the polls any way they can get it. Leid Stories probes listeners’ opinions of the new lows in American politics.

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Expat Files – 12.20.15

– Which Latin currencies are the strongest and most stable? Which are apparently good risks to hold, and why?

-More news on the very high interest rates Latin banks are offering in both US dollar funny money and local funny money accounts too.

-What Latin banks are conservative, strong and worth dealing with? How do clueless gringos search them out?

-How to take advantage of subtle local variations in currency exchange rates.

-Which Latin countries have the fastest growing fat-ass government bureaucracies, and why?

-A sad but true Latin holiday story..

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NDC Savings Club – 11.18.15

Today Show: Crystals for Beginners

Guest Speaker: Lourdes Lebron & Tara Mideaker http://www.healingcrystals.com/

Lourdes – Lourdes Lebron is a Crystal Healer, Reiki Master, Intuitive, and Writer. She is a crystal expert for Healing Crystals.com and, along with Tara Mideaker, teaches about crystals through the Healing Crystals YouTube Channel. Her websites, Rest, Relaxation, and Reiki and Readings, Reaffirming, and Reassuring bring comfort and healing grace to people worldwide through Reiki videos and intuitive readings. She has been fascinated with crystals since childhood and has been using them in healing and psychic work for many years. Lourdes is also the Sales and Promotions Director atHealingCrystals.com.

Tara – Tara Mideaker is a contributing writer to Healing Crystals with a passion for working with crystals. Besides using them for healing and divinatory purposes, she enjoys discovering innovative ways that they can enhance her everyday life. Tara is an accomplished Tarot Reader and Astrology is prominent among her many interests. Her weekly astrology videos are a favorite on YouTube. She has practiced Reiki for over five years, loves to take day trips to unusual places.

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Nafeez Ahmed – ISIS Wants to Destroy the ‘Grey Zone’. Here’s How We Defend It

After the Paris attacks, it is imperative that we safeguard this arena of co-existence, where people of all faith and none remain unified on the principles of common humanity. All this calls for a complete re-think of our approach to terrorism,” Ahmed writes. “We require, urgently, an international public inquiry into the colossal failure of the strategies deployed in the …

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Dave Smith – Anonymous declares ‘war’ on ISIS

The international activist group Anonymous has declared “war” on ISIS, the extremist militant group that claimed responsibility for the deadly attacks in Paris over the weekend. Anonymous posted a video to YouTube on Saturday. In the video, a person wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, who claims to represent Anonymous, said the group intends to hunt down the members of ISIS, adding “we …

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Andre Vltchek – The Saudi Prince And Two Tons of Narcotics

Saudi Prince Abdulmohsen bin Walid bin Abdulmohsen bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was obviously not fully satisfied with his life. A private jet, several luxury cars and a mansion were not enough to make him feel a truly fulfilled and respected member of the Gulf ruling “elites”. Others had more, like those double-decker Airbus 380’s, or tremendous duplexes overlooking Karbala. Perhaps …

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Robert Parry – MH-17 Case: ‘Old’ Journalism vs. ‘New’

The first thing any thinking person learns about the Internet is not to trust everything you see there. While you can find much well-researched and reliable material, you’ll also encounter disinformation, spoofs, doctored photographs and crazy conspiracy theories. That would seem to be a basic rule of the Web – caveat emptor and be careful what you do with the information – …

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Nick Meyer – American Academy Of Pediatrics Gives Monsanto The Boot After Meeting With Concerned Mothers

In today’s social media dominated world, one well-placed infographic can practically start a revolution. With Facebook pages and Instagram accounts feeding highly precise and sometimes juicy tidbits of previously hidden information to the masses at a rate of millions per week, it’s easy to see how we can create change faster than ever before. In the case of one particular …

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The Vinyl Experience – 08.14.15

Amy Winehouse: Rehab
Miles Davis: So What
Lana Del Rey: West Coast
Beatles: Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Reprise/A Day In The Life
Black Keys: Gotta Get Away
Bob Marley & The Wailers: I Shot The Sheriff
Beatles: Abbey Road Medley: Sun King/Mean Mr. Mustard/Polythene Pam/She Came In Through The Bathrom Window
Lana Del Rey: Video Games
Arctic Monkeys: Do I Wanna Know
Jack White: High Ball Stepper
Jack White: Just One Drink