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Up Front, October 31, 2012

Hurricane Sandy:Big Storms Need Big Government; Brian Edwards TIekert interviews Christian Parenti , Contributing editor at The Nation

Debate on Proposition 35 ; Rosario Dowling , Northern California Director of California Against Slavery and Diana Block , California Coalition for Women Prisoners share their viewpoints on proposition 35 with Brian Edwards Tiekert

Who Makes Money Off the Giants? ; Darwin Bond Graham , Independent Journalist for The East Bay Express speaks with Brian Edwards Tiekert.

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Brian, Excellent show. 1.


Excellent show.

1. Prop 35 the Human Trafficking Initiative is very similar to the legal regime in New Orleans now. These are the “legacy of the Gen. Hooker” proclamations against street walkers or even disrespectful women during his occupation during and immediately after the Civil War. Today prostitution further criminalizes a woman who has too many condoms – more than one. These women are prosecuted, and put in the sex offender data base. The California Prop 35 could even prosecute the families of the sex workers as “Traffickers” if the woman lives at home. The California Legislators are working on this problem. Let's let that process work itself out.

NO NO NO on Prop 35!

2. Hurricane Sandy should be a wake-up call for the Scientific Community. Their timidity in hiding behind a need for perfect data, with the stellar exception of Dr. Michio Kaku, is one important reason why the climate deniers have a lot of credibility.

It appears to be the same issue in the nuclear power area. The Scientific Community is missing in action on solving the nuclear waste disposal problem. And living here in California; San Onofre is the “poster child” for scientific/engineering malpractice. One of the units was built backwards and should be decommissioned immediately, but again, with the stellar exception of Dr. Michio Kaku, where is the outcry from the Scientific Community!

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