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Greg Palast is the author of Billionaires and Ballot Bandits (out on September 18), Vultures' Picnic and the New York Times bestsellers, Armed Madhouse and T he Best Democracy Money Can Buy

Palast turned his skills to journalism after two decades as a top investigator of corporate fraud and racketeering. Palast's reports appear on BBC's Newsnight and in Britain's Guardian, Rolling Stone and Harper's. 

Palast is best known as the investigative reported who uncovered how Katherine Harris purged thousands of African-Americans from Florida's voter rolls in the 2000 Presidential Election. 

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Palast directed the US government's largest racketeering case in history--winning a $4.3 billion jury award. He also conducted the investigation of the Exxon Valdez on behalf of the Alaskan Natives.

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I spend almost an hour talking with Greg about his newest book, Billionaires and Ballot Bandits. And we got into something very interesting-- that there's a war between two kinds of billionaires-- The vampire squids and the Vultures. 

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very rough interview notes (a transcript will be available soon)

John the snake Paulson-- 

There's no such thing as a victimless billionaire.

37 billionaires supporting Romney

About 7 supporting Obama. 

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They make money when jobs die. They all bet on the collapse of the economy and helped the economy collapse. 

How do they make it on the collapse?

Paul the Vulture Singer used incredible financial flim flam to end a cholera epidemic in the Congo.

He is outlawed in UK, China, Germany-- still operates in the US. 

What's your take on Eric Holder and Obama's DOJ. I've said Holder is the worst AG in recent history.

Eric Holder is AG for the rich. 


37 billionaires. Restore our Future-- group-- 

What do you mean that billionaires are swiping the election?

22 million voters have had their registrations purged from the voter rolls. 

about 3 million are legal american Citizen voters who had votes challenged by 

Femist or voter trust

What can people do to prevent the  theft of the election 

ballotbandits.org  download the poster-- get the election condom.

1-make sure you are registered. 

How do you check to see if you are properly registered?

Can you register on-line?

In CA 42% of registration forms were rejected by Republican Secretary of State.Nearly half a million voter registration forms thrown in the garbage.  

Is this legal?

Most targeted suppression-- native American vote. Will cost Dems senate via Nevada.

Talk about e-voting. The US has lost its reputation as a place where honest voting happens.

Why didn't the Democrats, when they had control of the house, senate and white house, get rid of E-voting?


Talk about the Obama billionaires. You said there are seven of them-- you have a chapter-- Pennies from heaven, about Penny Pritzker and Robert Rubin. 

Larry SUmmers

Tim Geithner

War between main line banister billionaires and Hedge fund billionaires.

Why do the banker billionaires think that the hedge fund billionaires are trying to tear down the world economy?

Singer buys bonds at pennies on the dollar. 

Sucker Squids vs Vultures

those who keep you alive to suck your blood vs those who want you to die and eat your carcass. 

So, we have sucker squids and vultures-- How do we have a human race that gets rid of the vermin of the financial world?

Get rid of billionaires. 


New World Order"  

Is this guy Singer a criminal in any nation?

outlaw in other nations.

So, Singer is a wanted criminal in other nations and is giving huge amounts of money to Romney?

Pritzker's bank name  Superior?

What about MEK being taken off the terrorist org list?

This has been one of the more deeper, one of the more substantive conversations I've had since we've issued the book. 

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If you don't listen to Bob Kall, if you don't read Opednews, then you don't know what the hell is happening in American you don't know what's happening to you. This is our weapon of mass instruction. 

Read it top to bottom or you just don't know what's going on. 

Greg Palast, NY Times bestselling author of Billionaires and Ballot Bandits. Investigative reporter for BBC, Rolling Stone, Guardian 

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 


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