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413 Kill List (2012-05-31)

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0:00:00JCD: “I’m gonna go bite face!” (2:15:05)
0:00:33Outrage over Mark Zuckerberg’s failure to tip in Italy, JCD consults Rick Steves
0:03:22New York Times article “Secret Kill List Proves a Test of Obama’s Principles and Will”, Pentagon correspondent to Wolf Blitzer on separate CIA and military kill lists supported by classified legal opinions; Glenn Greenwald gripes to Democracy Now about “easy decision” to drone al-Awlaki; Ed Klein’s new book The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House, Valerie Jarrett “de facto president”; campaign headquarters located in Chicago
0:21:29Producer Segment: “In the Morning to you John C. Dvorak” opening
0:36:32Divergent approaches to tipping hotel maids; Donald Trump squabbles with Wolf Blitzer over Obama’s birth certificate: “frankly, if you would report it accurately I think you’d probably get better ratings than you’re getting”; Soledad O’Brien makes a fool of herself with John Sununu, “aren’t you embarrassed to be speaking directly from the Obama speaking points that they distributed yesterday?”; distraction from Frank Marshall Davis DNA cover-up, Sex Rebel, Black: Memoirs of a Gash Gourmet, Obama’s mother’s connection to Timothy Geithner
0:55:33Tony Blair’s Leveson Inquiry testimony interrupted by protestors accusing him of being a war criminal and a shill for JP Morgan Chase, Blair makes sure to deny the accusation
1:01:09Victoria Nuland announces expulsion of Syrian Charge d’Affaires over “absolutely indispen… indefensible” Houla massacre; BBC caught using 2003 photo of Iraqi bodies and UN logo from Halo; Australian and British diplomats reading from the “appalled” script; The Guardian runs story from nameless Syrian boy; Nayirah revisited; rebels shooting aimlessly on BBC
1:10:32State Department spokeshole Mark Toner dodges question about UN peacekeepers, Matt Lee trips up Toner with “tipping point for what, more inaction?”; P.J. Crowley to Rachel Maddow: “if Russia shifts, a lot of things that have not been possible … become possible”
1:23:22Dvorak family Geiger counters for checking Japanese tuna; Brian Williams feeds conspiracies about radioactive bluefin tuna “dating back” to Fukushima accident, ACC: “did he have Tokyo license plates or something?”, sloppily-edited discussion of cesium isotopes by marine biologist Dr. Nicholas Fisher; anti-nuclear Allison Macfarlane nominated to head NRC
1:33:58Donation Segment
1:54:13Michael Bloomberg proposes nanny state ban on large sugary drinks; FDA blocks HFCS “corn sugar” rebranding request, JCD on the impossibility of HFCS crystallization
2:02:43Local news implicating crack cocaine and LSD in face-chewing “zombie” case in Miami Florida, “he had to repeatedly shoot him about four times” Erin Burnett propagates bath salts “synthetic LSD” lie, psychiatrist “not able to be tested” lie; MDPV methylenedioxypyrovalerone developed in 1969 with Adderall-like effects; Brad Pitt World War Z trailer, ACC’s Red Book prediction comes true; Burnett wrings her hands over possible “trend”, “they’re amphetamines” lie; CBC lies “it’s a drug few know much aboot”, YouTube clip of maniacally laughing kid, “it’s been creeping into Canada!”, “think cocaine times ten!”
2:20:50Glenn Greenwald to Democracy Now on Lucifer Clinton’s visit to Sweden to try to get her hands on Julian Assange; Amy Goodman mentions in passing high US child poverty rate
2:26:12Charles Taylor facing ICC snappy dressers; Democracy Now casually mentions his CIA work
2:31:25EU banking update, Christine Lagarde’s tax avoidance; chauffeured official vehicles in Spain
2:35:56Flame malware claimed to “pull information from nearby cell phones”, ACC suspects Flash
2:40:52Republican PACs prepared to spend $1bn on elections; more Ed Klein for end of show