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August 15, 2012

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Today on The David Pakman Show / August 15, 2012

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On the Show:

–Christopher Petrella, columnist at Nation of Change, joins us to discuss the circle involving big banks owning stakes in private prison companies making more and more of their revenue from the detention of suspected illegal immigrants.

–Republicans claim Joe Biden’s campaign statement that Republicans will take the chains of Wall Street, but “put y’all back in chains” is racist, while there is no actual evidence of that.

–Did Mitt Romney disqualify himself by accepting foreign campaign contributions?

–A cat is impaled and buried alive next to an Obama campaign sign, and Secret Service is exploring whether it should be considered a death threat.

–David gets F-bombed and flipped off by an outrageous driver who was running a red light.

–Joe the Plumber, aka Samuel the not-plumber, says at a campaign event that he’d like to “put a damn fence on the border going to Mexico and start shooting.”

–In a story about an ACTUAL plumber, unlike Joe the Plumber, a 71-year-old is taken to the ground by police for questioning Paul Ryan about cutting Medicare and Social Security benefits.

–Why would a SINGLE woman, Republican or Democrat, vote for Paul Ryan, given his record on women’s rights?

–Hungarian far-right leader Csanad Szegedi finds out that he is actually Jewish.

–Rather than pay $100,000 life insurance policy when Kaitlynn Fisher was killed in a car accident, Progressive Insurance chose instead of go to court in defense of the driver who ran a red light and killed her; it didn’t work.

–Voicemail & email on man jailed for collecting rain water on his lawn, convicted cocaine trafficker hosting Romney event, Christian Texas A&M shooter, McCain’s Romney taxes gaffe, and more.

–On the Bonus Show: Earth-like planet discovered, mutant butterflies found near Fukushima, Saudi Arabia objects to .gay & .islam websites, much more.

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