(N.Morgan) The news this week has already been filled with many unpleasant and shocking things from our govt and FEMA. In the video below, the discussion revolves around this weeks events of FEMA going after the elderly, demanding to be paid back for disaster relief they paid out. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has begun demanding that the poor, disabled and elderly Hurricane Sandy victims living at Belle Harbor Manor in Rockaway Park, NY, “pay back thousands of dollars in disaster aid,” reports the Associated Press. One of those residents happen to be 61-year-old Robert Rosenberg, who has until November 15 to return $2,486 in aid that he received: “We’re on a fixed income. I don’t have that kind of money!” said Rosenberg, who suffers from a spinal disability and other chronic health problems.
He said he spent the aid money long ago on food and clothing, both of which were in short supply after the storm. Apparently, Robert and his friends have been declared ineligible for the aid they received because “the money was supposed to have been spent on temporary housing.” However, “that never happened because the residents were moved from one state-funded shelter to another”.
Net Neutrality, is the next tyranny we are facing and on Monday protesters are outside of the chairman of the FCC house, protesting this issue.Tom Wheeler’s Monday started with protesters, ended with protesters, and was punctuated with pressure from President Barack Obama in between.The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission tried to leave his house in the morning, but his driveway was blocked by a small group of demonstrators who urged him to adopt tighter net neutrality rules. At first Wheeler tried to play along by helping them hold up a sign that blares “Save the Internet. “I’m on your side,” he argued, saying he also believes in an open internet. But he could hardly get in a word in, as the protestors, affiliated with the group Popular Resistance, chanted and sang songs outside his house. Both sides claim they want a free and open Internet, but they disagree on just how to make that happen. The protesters want tighter regulations to ensure none of the major Internet providers get better access to websites and services than smaller competitors.
About the Poisonous pig feed fiasco, Abby then talks to Jaydee Hanson, Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for Food Safety about the FDA’s approval of a feed additive for pigs called Ractopamine and why it’s allowed in the US despite being banned in 160 countries around the world.
Abby then discusses why Veterans Day has become marred by fake support for troops, when in reality the health services and treatment of veterans has been abysmal. BTS wraps up the show with an interview with investigative journalist, Dahr Jamail, about the continuing health effects of Depleted Uranium use in Iraq by US forces on the Iraqi population, and why there has been such a spike in birth defects and cancer rates.