AirTalk for November 3, 2011

The Occupy Oakland protesters set a fire

Has the Occupy movement reached a fever pitch?

A mostly peaceful, daylong protest in Oakland yesterday took a turn for the chaotic around midnight. Protesters donned masks and took to the streets. They vandalized buildings with graffiti, shattered windows of storefronts and set random fires, which continued until Oakland Police used tear gas and flash-bang grenades to disperse the crowds and make arrests.
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OC Journalists’ round table

What would a ‘supercity’ look like? According to a recent study, merging Seal Beach, Rossmoor and Los Alamitos into one metropolis could save nearly $3 million a year by combining services and eliminating redundant administration.
The Parliamentary Headquarters Of Major Eurozone Nations

Greek financial crisis back in crisis-mode

The Greek referendum on the latest bailout package has been called off. In an emergency meeting at the G20 summit in Cannes, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou was told by irate European leaders that any referendum would decide ultimately on Greece leaving the eurozone.
What it is like to go to war
At age twenty-three, a bright and well-trained Karl Marlantes was sent to Vietnam as a second lieutenant in command of a platoon of forty Marines. Marlantes thought he could handle the task at hand, but soon discovered how far from mentally or emotionally prepared he was for the trials of war – during battle and in the aftermath.
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