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Govern America | May 16, 2015 | Pull the Weeds

Hosts: Darren Weeks, Nancy Levant

Death penalty verdict in the penalty phase of the Boston Bombing show "trial". We have updates including a startling revelation about the CIA agent, connected with the uncle of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. FBI warnings, Positive Train Control, and the Amtrack derailment. Feds get serious about guarding the borders—INSIDE the U.S. HSBC's chief economist wars of "titanic problem" with world economy. NSA surveillance, conflicts-of-interest, and $1.3 BILLION goes missing in Afghanistan. U.S. food supply under attack on multiple sides, Endangered Species Act reforms in Congress, Fukushima update, and more.

 


Show Notes


(Note: Links may degrade over time.)

 

Boston Marathon bomber Tsarnaev sentenced to death for 2013 attack
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/16/us-boston-bombings-trial-idUSKBN0O012G20150516

Boston Bomber’s Mother: My Son Is In “The Claws Of A Predator”
http://www.vocativ.com/usa/nat-sec/boston-bombers-tsarnaev-mother/

 

Boston Bombing Archive
http://governamerica.com/issues/black-ops/boston-bombings

Boston Bombing Suspect Has Ties to the CIA
 http://governamerica.com/issues/black-ops/boston-bombings/61-boston-bombers-ties-to-cia

Graham E. Fuller
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_E._Fuller

Tsarnaev Brothers’ Uncle’s Father-In-Law Was CIA Agent Behind Iran-Contra Affair
 http://www.nytimes.com/1988/02/15/us/washington-talk-briefing-cia-secrets.html

Tsarnaev lawyers urge appeals court to move trial from Boston (contains info about FBI video allegedly showing brothers placing bomb at the scene — the video that doesn’t exist)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2015/02/19/tsarnaev-lawyers-urge-appeals-court-to-move-trial-from-boston/

FBI’s ‘Smoking Gun’ Video of Boston Marathon Bombing Doesn’t Exist
 http://whowhatwhy.org/2015/03/03/fbis-smoking-gun-video-boston-marathon-bombing-doesnt-exist/

Zubeidat Tsarnaev Interview
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=530_1367001778

 

Tsarnaev Sister Targed?


FBI director says Islamic State influence growing in U.S.
 http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/05/07/isis-attacks-us/70945534/

North country residents have mixed views on U.S. border patrol checkpoints
 http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/news05/north-country-residents-have-mixed-views-on-us-border-patrol-checkpoints-20150515

Many of the NSA’s Loudest Defenders Have Financial Ties to NSA Contractors
 https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/05/12/intelligence-industry-cash-flows-media-echo-chamber-defending-nsa-surveillance/

Top Senator: Domestic surveillance needs to be ramped up
 http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SURVEILLANCE_CORKER?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2015-05-13-11-13-51

Durango plane buzzings are puzzling
 http://www.durangoherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?aid=/20150430/NEWS01/150439995&template=mobileart

28 Months Later, Review Of State Police Response To Sandy Hook Shooting Lags
 http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-sandy-hook-after-shooting-report-20150427-story.html#page=1

What Happened to $1.3 Billion of Taxpayer Money Sent Directly to U.S. Military Officers in Afghanistan? Pentagon won’t Say
 http://www.allgov.com/news/where-is-the-money-going/what-happened-to-13-billion-dollars-of-taxpayer-money-sent-directly-to-us-military-officers-in-afghanistan-pentagon-wont-say-150427?news=856341

Poland pays $250,000 to victims of CIA rendition and torture
 http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/15/poland-pays-250000-alleged-victims-cia-rendition-torture

FBI Warns of Train Derailment Threat
 http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=90646

POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL:  Amtrak crash, we’re behind the curve in terms of smart trains
 http://wtvr.com/2015/05/14/holmberg-amtrak-crash-were-behind-the-curve-in-terms-of-smart-trains/

Amtrak Says Shortfalls and Rules Delayed Its Safety System
 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/16/us/politics/wreck-adds-fuel-to-debate-on-amtrak-funding.html

Positive train control
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Positive_train_control

NTSB: Amtrak Train Accelerated 30 MPH Within About 1 Minute Before Wreck
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/05/14/amtrak-derailment-investigation/

Philadelphia train may have been hit by projectile before wreck
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/16/usa-train-derailment-idUSL1N0Y62SZ20150516

Video source for NTSB Press Conference:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3083959/FBI-investigating-Amtrak-train-hit-object-SEPTA-train-hit-before.html

HSBC WARNS: The world economy faces a 'titanic problem’
http://www.businessinsider.com/hsbcs-stephen-king-on-the-world-economy-2015-5

FAST-TRACK FOR "FREE" TRADE AGREEMENTS: Senate deals stinging defeat to Obama trade agenda
http://thehill.com/policy/finance/241780-senate-deals-stinging-defeat-to-obama-trade-agenda

Senate Advances Bill to Give Obama Trade Negotiating Power
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-05-14/u-s-senate-advances-bill-to-grant-obama-trade-negotiating-power

Tulare County Drought Situation Dire As Neighbors Steal Water From Neighbors
http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2015/05/14/tulare-county-drought-situation-dire-as-neighbors-steal-water-from-neighbors/

Endangered Species Act Reform Legislation Introduced
http://www.myfoxlubbock.com/news/local/story/Neugebauer-wants-to-reform-Endangered-Species-Act/447EHYsZYUS6xtO5milrig.cspx

Congress Demands Environmental Protection Agency Hand Over More Emails, Texts
http://dailycaller.com/2015/05/15/congress-demands-environmental-protection-agency-hand-over-more-emails-texts/

 

 

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