Guest List: April 11, 2014

The Interview:

Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina are members of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot and were featured in the HBO documentary, Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer. After being imprisoned in Russia for nearly two years,they founded “Law Zone,” a prisoners’ rights organization. Nadya’s husband, Petya Verzilov is a member of Voina, a Russian artists group, and will serve as translator.

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Net Zeros

A new study says that, when it comes to digital downloads, America is not so exceptional. The US ranks 34th in the world in average download speeds, behind countries like Estonia, Hungary, Slovakia and Bulgaria. Our upload speeds are even worse for some reason – we rank 43rd behind Romania, Belarus, and Tajikistan. Makes you wonder why Al Gore invented the Internet, along with global warming, in the first place.

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Fast Money

We all know that when the President presents a defense budget, it’s just the opening move in a game where both sides are playing for Boeing. So the President proposes the continued funding of almost everything that spits lead, but picks a few items that he knows Congress will never cut, and they twist his rubber arm, and those items stay in, too. It’s like going to the Piggly Wiggly with Honey Boo Boo and Mama June. If one forgets to put Mountain Dew in the cart, the other will run back and get it.

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