Saturday 10 November 2012

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Photo, above: Ashley Sabol, 21, of Seaside Heights, New Jersey, looks over her accommodations at Tent City in Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey, on November 9. 2012. Sabol arrived at Tent City the same night as the Nor'easter, when there was no heat inside the camp. The tent flaps were unsecured, so snow and slush blew on her face. Hundreds of Hurricane Sandy refugees have been living there since November 7.

OCEANPORT, NEW JERSEY - It is hard to sleep at night inside the tent city at Oceanport, New Jersey. A few hundred Superstorm Sandy refugees have been living here since Wednesday - a muddy camp that is a sprawling anomaly amidst Mercedes Benz dealerships and country clubs in this town near the state's devastated coastal region.  Inside the giant billowy white tents, the massive klieg lights glare down from the ceiling all night long. The air is loud with the buzz of generators pumping out power. The post-storm housing — a refugee camp on the grounds of the Monmouth Park racetrack - is in lockdown, with security guards at every door, including the showers.

    No one is allowed to go anywhere without showing their I.D. Even to use the bathroom, "you have to show your badge," said Amber Decamp, a 22-year-old whose rental was washed away in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The mini city has no cigarettes, no books, no magazines, no board games, no TVs, and no newspapers or radios. On Friday night, in front of the mess hall, which was serving fried chicken and out-of-the-box, just-add-water potatoes, a child was dancing and dancing — to nothing. "We're starting to lose it," said Decamp. "But we have nowhere else to go."

JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW

Guest-host: Francis Rose, Federal News Radio

Saturday 905P Eastern Time:   Niels Lesniewski, covers Capital Hill for CQ Roll Call, in re: 1)  Machinations among Obama, Boehner, and Reid. 2)  Steps needed actually to make something happen.  3)  Scenarios that members are talking about (i.e., alternatives, such as temporary fixes and the like).  4)  What's the next big thing Congress has to deal with after they fix it or go over the fiscal cliff?

Saturday 920P Eastern Time:   Gordon Adams, School for International Service at American University; Distinguished Fellow at the Henry L. Stimson Center; in re: http://www.american.edu/sis/faculty/gadams.cfm

Saturday 935P Eastern Time:  Christopher Weaver, Wall Street Journal, in re: Tent city at Monmouth Park, New Jersey, for refugees from Storm Sandy.

Saturday 950P Eastern Time:   Gordon Chang, Forbes.com , in re: Chinese succession at he end of the XVIII Party Congress

Saturday 1005P (705P Pacific):  Steven Greenhut, Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, VP journalism, in re: California ballot initiative results. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-04/jerry-brown-has-pathetic-plan-b...

Saturday 1020P (720P Pacific):  Allan Roth, founder and principal of Wealth Logic founder; author, How a Second Grader Beats Wall Street; CBS Money Watch, in re: The last four years have been great for the stock market (so why not for the economy?).  Index fund holders richer now than five years ago (how did that happen?).  Why the people who didn't get those returns missed out on them. When Obama won the first time, renewable energy stocks were supposed to do well; instead, they've tanked. What does that mean for trying to predict how policy might impact stock sectors?

Saturday 1035P (735P Pacific):  Mackenzie Eaglen, AEI, in re: Defense budget issues

Saturday 1050P (750P Pacific):  Amb Ronald Neumann, President of the American Academy of Diplomacy, in re: Diplomatic corps and Benghazi

Saturday 1105P (805P Pacific):   Nick Summers, Bloomberg Businessweek, in re: Gold in Manhattan

Saturday 1120P (820P Pacific):  Anthony Cordesman, CSIS. in re: Iran. Announcement of suspension of program right before election - why it wasn't an October/November surprise. Likelihood of change in US policy with election over.  Implications on our relations with Israel, and how they may respond to any changes (or lack thereof) to our policy. What's next?

Saturday 1135P (835P Pacific):   The Redistribution Recession: How Labor Market Distortions Contracted the Economy by Casey B. Mulligan; 1 of 2

Saturday 1150P (850P Pacific):  The Redistribution Recession: How Labor Market Distortions Contracted the Economy by Casey B. Mulligan; 2 of 2

Saturday/Sun 1205A (905 Pacific):  Barry Pavel, Atlantic Council, in re:  National security team, Obama 2.

Saturday/Sun 1220A (920 Pacific):   Niels Lesniewski, covers Capital Hill for CQ Roll Call, in re: 1)  Machinations among Obama, Boehner, and Reid. 2)  Steps needed actually to make something happen.  3)  Scenarios that members are talking about (i.e., alternatives, such as temporary fixes and the like).  4)  What's the next big thing Congress has to deal with after they fix it or go over the fiscal cliff?

Saturday/Sun 1235A (935P Pacific): Christopher Weaver, Wall Street Journal, in re: Tent city at Monmouth Park, New Jersey, for refugees from Storm Sandy.

Saturday/Sun 1250A  (950P Pacific):  Gordon Chang, Forbes.com , in re: Chinese succession at he end of the XVIII Party Congress

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