|Weekend Edition December 31, 2012 Coast Insider Audio|
Annual Predictions Show, Part 1:
On Sunday night, Ian Punnett ( Twitter) hosted the first half of a long-standing Coast to Coast AM tradition of reviewing listeners’ predictions for the last year, and recording predictions for the new year. Here are some of the predictions callers made for 2013:
In the review of the first half of last year’s predictions, here are some of the hits and misses:
In the first half of Saturday’s show, activist, webmaster, and talk show host Michael Rivero joined John B. Wells for a conversation about how the U.S. government manipulates information to generate support for military conflicts and the financial factors fueling these wars. “We’re fed this constant diet, by government and corporate media, basically telling us what will get us to do what they want us to do,” he observed. In the second half, former Wahabbi Muslim, Al Fadi, discussed the Qur’an, and his efforts to educate Westerners about its teachings. He explained the messages in the Qur’an can be broken down into four basic groups: “generic warnings” that one must follow Allah, religious laws, an emphasis on the “oneness of God” which served as an attack on the Christian trinity, and calls for violence against those who do not practice Islam… cont.
Today in Strangeness:
Happy New Year! In Scotland, the raucous festival of Hogmanay is celebrated on New Year’s Eve, which includes such traditions as ‘First Footing,’ and swinging balls of fire. 13 years ago, on Dec. 31, 1999, the world braced for Y2K chaos as computer systems switched over to the year 2000.
Tonight’s Show, Monday, December 31st:
George Noory celebrates New Year’s Eve live on the air, reviewing listener predictions for 2012, and recording new predictions for 2013.