12/27/10 Meria Heller’s take on the news: Portugal and decriminalization of drugs; another package bomb in Italy; DEA more than meets the eye; Karachi protests U.S.; Gibbs on not closing GITMO; More unauthorized US drone strikes on Pakistan; Assange gets big $$ for autobiography – Bradley Manning gets to rot in solitary; Rich 225X more $$ than the average American; Jeju Island vs. the U.S. Navy (thanks to Bruce Gagnon); earthquake reports; bad cop reports; fingerprints for pharmaceutical pick up? Pat Robertson endorses decriminalization of pot; Scares for Bush & Obama this week; thermoses and terror?; Pilot punished for showing security leaks at airports; Napolitano keeps the body scanners; U.S. with blessings of the Treasury biz deals with Iran; anti-war protesters investigated for ties with terrorists, while our country does biz with them!; tax bill – gives to the rich, allows offshore accounts, screws the U.S. homeowner; Honda & GM recalls; snowed in worldwide; Gardasil and anal cancer? LEGAL drugs fastest growing addiction in America; Bill Clinton stumps for Emmanuel in Chicago; BP oil spill – what happened? bus censorship; End of life plan incorporated in health bill; Ice shuts down Moscow; Puerto Ricans and asthma; Racism in East Haven, Conn; poem by new listener.