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August 19th, 2010
01:06 PM ET

Today's Show: August 19, 2010

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Mission Possible 

 The Big I

Filed under: Ali Velshi • Mission Possible • The Big I
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  1. roger and pat descheneaux

    We live in Massachusetts. We are currently sharing our beautiful Commonwealth with an uncommon wealth of unsightly double phone poles.
    Before we start talking "fancy" about making people shaped poles of anykind, whadda ya say we get rid of the eyesores that already dot the state?
    You're welcome to start with the "ugly twins" at the end of our driveway.
    BTW-love your show 🙂

    August 19, 2010 at 1:19 pm |
  2. Miriam

    Hi Ali. The cause of our recession is the American companies that have hijacked our economy for slave labor in a Communist country that everyone agrees is a threat to us – CHINA. These workers work 6 day 12 hour days for $25 a week. They say that we can't be competitive if they use American workers for a decent wage. I don't understand why these CEO's and their Executive VP's have to be paid 20 30 40 million dollars a year. why isn't a half million dollars a good salary? They could care less about America.

    August 19, 2010 at 1:29 pm |
  3. Joe Bria

    Morning Sir,
    After seeing your segment on Wounded Warriors Project, I had to write you. I am President of Sun Country Corvette Club located in Phoenix, AZ. Every year we do a charity car show to benifit the Wounded Warriors Project. I just wanted to let you lknow that our show this year is on Sunday October 17th at 9055 West Bell Road in Peoria AZ, from 8 – 3. We will be raising money for the Wounded Warriors Project.
    Joe Bria
    Sun Country Corvette Club

    August 19, 2010 at 1:55 pm |
  4. Enrique Geiger

    Dear Mr. Velshi:
    You are comparing apples with oranges, as Timothy McVeigh's Catholicism had nothing to do with his terrorist actions, whereas Bin Ladden's Muslim beliefs had everything to do with his terrorist activities.
    Also, Catholics have long ago stopped aspiring for world supremacy, whereas Bin Ladden and a huge number of Muslims want world domination under a Caliphate.

    August 19, 2010 at 2:53 pm |
  5. Dave

    Ali, I have to admit when a friend pointed this out to me. When the news media shows the Americans that were killed in war, that is all that they show. Never, never, do they show how many of the enemy that was killed. The news media makes it look like we are fighting wars and the only casulties are... just us! WTH are you all doing? Your turning our heros into zeros!

    August 19, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
  6. Pamela

    Could somebody explain to me how oil evaporates as many have been saying on TV in regards to the BP oil spill in the gulf?
    Also on the ads by BP talking about the many spotter planes fly the gulf looking for oil, can they find the plume(s) 3,000 feet beneath the water surface?

    August 19, 2010 at 11:19 pm |
  7. Danny Kubat


    Mine isn't a comment; it is more of a question.
    Why is saving money so discouraged in the United States?
    Check out the average interest rate on checking accounts and savings
    accounts. Why do financial institutions charge large rates on loans they offer, and virtually pay nothing for using the money they use to obtain those loans–savings accounts???


    August 20, 2010 at 12:55 pm |
  8. Kathryn

    Are you kidding? You follow a piece about US schools being so cash strapped that parents are being asked to donate toilet paper, with a guy who thinks we should support Kindles for developing world kids?

    August 20, 2010 at 1:55 pm |
  9. Ken Davis

    Ali- I llke the way you handle your interviews. You ask a question and let your experts talk and give their opinion and expertise on the subject matter. I feel like I attended three college semiars this afternoon. Your format gives us the most information in the limited amout of time. Some interviewers plug themselves into the process too much. Thank you for the great format and good information.

    August 20, 2010 at 2:38 pm |
  10. mr. rodiguez

    i served in the army for 6 years, i fought for everyone's rights, i am latino and i am part american indian, the white ppl wanted the indians land they just took it, should we blame all white ppl for the crime and killings of a few ppl in one race, God would tell us to forgive and let ppl live in peace, he will deal with them in time, the mosque should be built were they want it, it is not on the site and as far as i know they had nothing to do with the attack so let them be and let God deal with them if they did, i do not hold all white ppl responsable for a few greedy white ppl taking my native land and killing my ppl then, so let them be in peace, do not judge or you will be judge , thank you God bless everyone

    August 20, 2010 at 4:12 pm |
  11. jose

    Hi Ali,

    Regarding the story on the mosque on/near ground zero.

    Americans seem to be deluded with the notion that the Constitution is a document that governs by popular opinion. It is not. Specifically, the first amendment is not meant to be subject to consensus. It is not an instrument of popular consent. It is a principle of individual freedom in the face of unpopular and pervasive opinion and sensibility. It was codified so that the mistakes and oppression that ruled the European continent at that time would not contaminate the “new” continent. Reactive sentimentality is a poor substitue for law. This is a fundamental constitutional principle. Therefore Muslims must be allowed to build their community center regardless of prevaling opinion. No matter how I feel about it, they should be allowed to build this thing because The Constitution is bigger than any religion, political party, or group. As an honorably discharged veteran, I do not have to agree with anyone's opinion. But I am obligated to at least speak up for anyone's right to exercise the First Amendment.

    August 20, 2010 at 7:35 pm |
  12. Mark Campbell

    I have been trying to get a loan modification from my mortgage co. for 8 months,my wife and I are at our wits end with all the crap the mortgage company has put us through,we also turned to a " modification company that took us for $800.00 and then never heard from them again" ? We have a very good first hand information on this HAMP/OBAMA PROGRAM,why it's stalling,who is behind the downfall of what's coming. Please at least let us tell our story,I promise you will shake your head !!
    Mark ,Anita Campbell

    August 22, 2010 at 7:00 pm |
  13. Brian

    obama on a dollar bill! lol lol lol lol lol lol that is crazy

    August 23, 2010 at 1:31 pm |
  14. Nan Allen

    Freudian slip, my friend? I rewound the broadcast twice, because it was a bit disconcerting to hear you refer to the new $1 bill as being named after "the first president of the United States." Do I need to switch to Fox?

    August 23, 2010 at 1:35 pm |
  15. Gary

    Is it not interesting that the democratic economist's that are touting the stimulus are now using the Regan trickle down theory to praise their stimulus usage. I guess the only difference is who starts the trickle the government or the rich.

    August 24, 2010 at 2:06 pm |