RLM News Show Podcast Blog – September 12, 2013

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American Arrogance Quotes about Arrogance

“All too often arrogance accompanies strength, and we must never assume that justice is on the side of the strong. The use of power must always be accompanied by moral choice.”
Theodore Bikel

“This nuclear option is ultimately an example of the arrogance of power.”
Joe Biden

“Bush promised a foreign policy of humility and a domestic policy of compassion. He has given us a foreign policy of arrogance and a domestic policy that is cynical, myopic and cruel.”
Joe Klein

“Americans must outgrow the unbecoming arrogance that leads us to assert that America somehow owns a monopoly on goodness and truth – a belief that leads some to view the world as but a stage on which to play out the great historical drama: the United States of America versus the Powers of Evil.”
Feisal Abdul Rauf

“Obamacare represents a shocking display of political arrogance. It’s about time Washington started listening to Americans’ common sense voices.”
Fred Upton

“He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.”
George Bernard Shaw

“Enough is enough. Enough of the waste. Enough of the spending. Enough of the debt. Enough of the arrogance in Washington, D.C.”
Dan Benishek

“We did not find it difficult to deal with Bush and his administration, because it is similar to regimes in our countries – both types include many who are full of arrogance and greed.”
Osama bin Laden

These are the links to the stories covered on the RLM News Show – September 12, 2013

Trying To Stay Sane In An Insane World
Trying To Stay Sane In An Insane World

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Documents reveal NSA didn’t know what they were doing

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper released hundreds of documents about the NSA’s telephone call surveillance program on Tuesday, the reports showed the oversight mechanism in place at the agency and at the FISA court. RT’s Sam Sacks dives deeper into the NSA documents with Marcy Wheeler, an investigative reporter with Emptywheel.net.

Links to other Important Stories I didn’t have time to cover on the show

Hillary Clinton heckled on Benghazi during award ceremony
Hillary Clinton heckled on Benghazi during award ceremony

The Resident: Be Poor, Live Longer

Scientists recently studied residents of Costa Rica’s Nicoyan Peninsula, where people live longer lives than usual. Researchers studied the Nicoyans’ DNA and found the Nicoyans had longer telomeres. Longer telomeres correlate to longer lives. The scientists looked into many factors of why the Nicoyans live longer, and their research pointed to startling revelations: the Nicoyans don’t live long despite their poverty, but because of it. The Resident (aka Lori Harfenist) discusses.

More Americans Trust IRS Than Facebook with Privacy: Reason-Rupe Poll September 2013

Published on Sep 12, 2013
“More people trust the IRS than they did Facebook for protecting their privacy,” says Reason Foundation polling director Emily Ekins.

Ekins sat down with Reason TV’s Paul Detrick to disgust this interesting finding as well as others that were found in the Reason-Rupe poll for September 2013. The poll in part took a look at how Americans felt about privacy and National Security Agency surveillance.

A question was included in the poll to see whom Americans trusted more with their privacy: Facebook, the Internal Revenue Service, Google or the NSA. The IRS came in at 33 percent; Facebook at 11 percent. Ekins says the reasoning may have to do with the amount of private information Americans upload to the social networking site.

With revelations in the Guardian, the Washington Post and other news publications about the NSA collecting phone data and internet records, the poll also asked whether people thought of the surveillance as primarily fighting terrorism or as a violation privacy. A majority of Americans at 55 percent saw it as a violation of privacy, which is in line with other polls that have asked Americans about the NSA’s surveillance. Ekins says that independents, and particularly independents who lean Republican, were the most likely to say that the surveillance was a violation of privacy.

“And this is something that we often find in our polls, that a lot of libertarians are found in the group that identifies as independent, but they lean Republican,” says Ekins. “But to that point, a lot of civil libertarians are found in the independent group, but they lean left.

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