AirTalk for December 27, 2011

Los Angeles Police Move In To Evict Occupy LA Encampment

Should the city of Los Angeles sue Occupy LA?

According to a spokesperson from the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office, the city is being sued by Occupy L.A. protestors. The city of Los Angeles may now counter-sue the group for damages caused during their two-month stay on City Hall grounds, including graffiti and needed repairs to the fountain, and for overtime pay for the Los Angeles Police Department.
According to the old saying, everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not to their own facts. But with all the vitriol in political discourse these days, it’s harder than ever to distinguish facts from fiction – even for those who try. In recent weeks, organizations like PolitiFact, and The Fact Checker have been hit with a torrent of criticism.
"Black Friday" Marks Start Of Holiday Shopping Season

Holiday retail sales are up, is consumer confidence?

We won’t get the final numbers for another couple weeks, but it looks like this has been an excellent Christmas season for retailers. The National Retail Federation even upped their original projection from a rise of 2.8% to 3.8%.
These Amazing Shadows

"These Amazing Shadows" documentary

What do the films Casablanca, Blazing Saddles and West Side Story have in common? Besides being popular, they have also been deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and listed on The National Film Registry.
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