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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

November News Factoids

Air America Radio Network outlets in Phoenix, Arizona (shut-down) & Madison, Wisconsin (threatened) were rescued this year by listeners & local business people.

Back in October 2006, radio station K.X.E.B. 910-AM in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas market was bought by Catholic Global Radio Network, who replaced the Air America format. In August 2006, the Air America outlet in Sacramento, California was suddenly 'flipped' to ESPN Sports format. In October 2007, Clear Channel's Air America outlet K.O.K.E. 1600-AM in Austin, Texas was suddenly 'flipped' to sports talk "to avoid a San Diego situation". Despite weeks of massive protests in San Diego, Clear Channel's lucrative K.L.S.D. 1360-AM Air America outlet was 'flipped' to sports talk in November.

As-of November 2007, there are NO progressive/Air America outlets in all of Texas, no outlets in Georgia, Montana & Utah, Ohio & Indiana & Iowa, and in Hawaii despite the fact that Air America programming beats right-wing propoganda programming in every market where they compete – or maybe their success is the reason for getting shut down.

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WORLD POPULATION: It took from pre-history to 1800 for the planetary population to reach 1 billion; the planetary population reached 2 billion in 1930, 3 billion in 1960, 4 billion in 1974, 5 billion in 1987, and 6 billion in 1999. Projections suggest that Earth's population will reach 7 billion around 2012.

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There have been just under 300 Taser deaths in the last six years.

"Corporate America contributes 7 percent of the nation's total tax burden, compared with 50 percent after World War II."
Mother Jones Magazine, Nov-Dec 2007

"Bob Novak is a compulsive liar."
— former Ambassador Joe Wilson (November 2007)

"Al Gore and Michael Moore are engaged."
— West Texas right-wing radio idiot (22 November 2007)

In 1998, a Federal Reserve study found that the richest 20% in America owned 96% of all stocks.

Before Bush 43 (October 2000) one U.S. dollar equaled 1.21 euros; today, one U.S. dollar equals 0.67 euros – a loss of 45 percent.

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