The Alyona Show: Decoupling of the Global Economy
New jobs numbers were released in the US and the news is not good, again. Some say signs are pointing to a double dip recession, but the rest of the world isn’t going through the same economic slump as the US. Global leaders are meeting in DC for the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank to try and make sense of the global economy. RT's Lauren Lyster explained that decoupling means the US isn’t as important as it has been and other countries will be able to stand on their own.
Then, there's an interesting phenomenon beginning to take place around the globe where some countries are starting to hold those who helped create the financial collapse responsible by filing criminal charges. But, the US is not one of these countries. Zaid Jilani, a reporter and blogger for ThinkProgres.org and The Progress Report at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, explained why the Chamber of Commerce shouldn’t be called the ‘US’ Chamber of Commerce and described the details of his investigation and how it’s not legal for foreign corporations to be funding US political ads.
In other news, Matt Sky, a political activist and web consultant, has decided to single handedly try to take Glenn Beck off the air. Since Monday he's been spending between five to eight hours a day standing outside the FOX News office on 6th Avenue in Manhattan, holding an American flag and a poster that reads "Glenn Beck Hates America". Sky said Beck is trying to divide this country and is laughing all the way to the bank. He explained why he thinks Glenn Beck hates America and what he’s doing to put a stop to it all.
November isn’t far away and Proposition 19 in California just might be the most explosive political decision this year. The proposition would legalize, regulate, control and tax cannabis. Will California turn into a state of stoners (more so than it already is)? Chief Kim Raney, Police Chief of Covina, CA explained that this initiative has no intension to tax or regulate and that’s why so many are against the ‘poorly written initiative.’ Allen St. Pierre, the executive director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws contended however that we shouldn’t blame the state for collecting some kind of revenue.
And finally, comedian Seaton Smith covers everything from what red dildos could do for a political campaign to babies taking over the social networking world. Well when it comes to babies Seaton says at least they’ll figure it out eventually unlike when people make e-mail address for their dogs. And what happens when a ballerina company meets a stripper company?