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|Guests:||Linda Moulton Howe, Joshua P. Warren|
Linda interviewed "C.A.," a 30-year-old woman who was driving south on I-15 from Ogden, Utah, on December 13, 2011. A sudden, intense headache forced her to pull over to the highway's shoulder. The next moment she opened her eyes and was shocked by bright blue, orange-gold and white lights in front of her on a large aerial craft hovering over the road. Confused about what was happening, she got out to take cell phone photos, where other cars had stopped. C.A. said she and the other drivers could not start their cars and realized they were on Legacy Parkway west of Bountiful and not on I-15, and had no idea how the physical re-location had taken place. She did not reach her home until 3:30 AM, nearly an hour later than she was expected. Further details and photos here.
In her third report, Linda sought out reactions to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which Obama signed into law on New Year's Eve. With its passage, Americans could be subject to detention under military authority instead of the American legal system. Christopher Anders, Senior Legal Counsel with the ACLU, cited one of the problems with the statute was that it does not tell you who is making the decision in an individual case. "So it says that the president has this authority, but it's not saying is it the president alone who makes this decision. Is it people in the military itself? Is it civilians in the military? Is it government bureaucrats somewhere?," he questioned. Harvard Professor Mark Tushnet told Linda he thought the Act was both "unnecessary and dangerous." Further info.
Hard evidence is mounting that genetically modified crops (GMOs) are dangerous to animals and humans that eat them. Yet, Monsanto got Obama Administration approval to distribute another GMO corn. Linda spoke with Jeffrey M. Smith, director of the Institute for Responsible Technology, who has documented health risks from genetically engineered foods. He noted that in the November election in California, there's a possible ballot initiative for the mandatory labeling of GMOs. This could be a game changer, he said, if the initiative gets on the ballot and passes, as it's been found that most Americans would avoid GMOs if they saw the label. More.