​Mafioso government, a world without balloons & the last tribes on Earth

On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin discusses the comments from the mother of beheaded journalist, James Foley, who claims a National Security official threatened her with criminal prosecution if she tried to negotiate for her son’s release, while at the same time the government also threatened Yahoo with a $250K fine per day for not handing over personal information about its users to the NSA. Abby then speaks with BTS producer Manuel Rapalo about the biggest dangers facing un-contacted tribes in places like the Amazon and how we can make sure commercialism and capitalist expansion doesn’t destroy their way of life. Abby then speaks with Redacted Tonight’s Sam Sacks about the helium crisis, and why running out of this finite resource could be a big problem in the future. BTS wraps up the show with an exclusive interview with religious scholar and #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Reza Aslan about the ideology of the extremist group ISIS and the correct course of action to deal with the group’s proliferation.

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