We were able to lockdown an interview with Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (NY-123, Democrat) after she appeared at the AFRTC Vestal Candidate Forum (visit www.mvass.com for coverage of that event). That event was the 6 year anniversary of speaking with the Assemblywoman and covering various issue - which we addressed in the interview. She also shared with us some of the latest Bills and laws she has been working on and her objective if she is re-elected in November.

We then jumped a bit as we discuss all the ways that the major news media has been justifying the recent poll result that only 32% of the public trust traditional news media. Ranging from getting the stories completely wrong to racing so fast to break news that facts are corrupted we give examples of how the traditional media is failing the public. 

We jump again and address a pet peeve, no an outright disservice to voters - when candidates avoid contact with the public to enhance their election prospects. We use Martin Babinec as one example of this trend - and extend again the offer for Babinec to come clean with the public. Honestly not holding our breath on that or else we would have passed out 6 months ago.

** As a side not, what do you think of the tag line - Dragon of the Southern Tier. Does it work for you? Let us know. And thank you for your support and interest in what we do. 

** Upcoming interviews - Binghamton Mayor Rich David & Councilwoman Dani Cronce **
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This podcast goes into thoughts on the reluctance of some to address the bombs in New York City and New Jersey as a terrorist act. Why? Is it economics? Politics?

We then address a somewhat related subject of immigration - legal, illegal and refugees. We talk about the problems of the system, the crimes involved, and the curious need to focus on Syrian refugees as opposed to say Darfur refugees.

For a totally different final segment we then discussed our thoughts about the Americans for Restoring the Constitution (AFRTC) Vestal NY Candidate Forum. We highlight the differences from the Tabernacle United Methodist Candidate Forum from the week prior. We also hit on some of the noteworthy responses to questions in  addition to who did not appear at the event. 

Sharon Ball (State Senate candidate) rescheduled, Kim Myers and Martin Babinec (both running for the NY-22) abandoned the public, as did Debbie Preston (incumbent Broome County Executive). Libertarian Alex Merced will respond to questions via Youtube, and Wendy Long (both are running against Sen. Schumer) will also seek to respond in a similar manner.
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In this special episode we provide the complete audio of the candidate forum held at the Tabernacle United Methodist Church located at 83 Main Street in Binghamton, NY. The 6 candidates are: incumbent State Senator Fred Akshar and his challenger Sharon Ball; incumbent Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and her opponent Dorollo Nixon; and the incumbent Debbie Preston with her challenger Jason Garnar.

We strongly recommend review of MVASS.com for our article Candidate Forum at Tabernacle United Methodist in Binghamton NY which reviewed the event and may help keep context of all speakers at the event.

In the coming 2 weeks we expect top provide interviews with Binghamton Mayor Rich David, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, Broome County Executive candidate Jason Garnar, and a few more.
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Back from the Labor Day weekend and we start with a discussion about celebrating 9/11, the Town of Owego, and the national controversy that has caused. We speak with Don Castellucci, a Town Supervisor, about the privately funded monument and the efforts to preserve both historical fact and the memory of those lost 15 years ago.

We conclude the episode with a discussion about how the First Amendment interacts with 9/11 events and monuments. Plus how Political Correctness is attempting to alter history.

For those with interest in helping donate for the Owego 9/11 Memorial, visit http://townofowego.com/
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We go over the impact of the presidential and local elections on the Supreme Court, TPP, Iran Nuclear Deal and more. We look at how the Government is quietly becoming less transparent at the same time. But the highlight is our unplanned discussion with Representative Chris Collins of the New York 27th congressional District.

Rep. Collins exclusively shares why he endorsed Claudia Tenney in the NY-22 race, his expectations for the 115th Congress starting in 2017, and the need for voter turnout in November. No other news media in the Southern Tier has this interview.

Please leave your respectful comments, and don't forget to donate as we are only able to keep the lights on due to your support. Most importantly, we thank you for your Likes and Shares and spreading the word about NO Soundbites Allowed.
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With the national focus firmly planted on tangents to the 2016 presidential election, namely Huma Abedin and her Twitter challenged soon to be former husband Anthony Weiner, we look at what is important and NOT being covered. Things like the current push to ingrain (New York) State government and unions into charter schools. Or the latest ploy to convince the American public that the TPP must be passed, all evidence that it is bad for the nation be damned. Of course we cannot miss the perfect example that is the Maine = Endwell Little League team, and their efforts to do so much more than just participate.

It's a good episode, of the things you need to knowbut really aren't being told. It's all possible because of your support. So please keep the comments coming, we always want to improve (thank you to the Binghamton saxaphonist who has ideas on improving the podcast). Remember to Share and Like the podcast (also available on iTunes for FREE). Lastly, your donations help us keep the lights on, we appreciate donations of any amount as it all makes a difference.
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We dedicate this entire episode to discussing the revelation, brought public by the Binghamton Review - http://www.binghamtonreview.com/2016/08/stopwhitepeople2k16-is-an-official-part-of-residential-assistant-training/ - that is the effort to promote the racist ideal of StopWhitePeople2K16.

We look at the background that created the political atmosphere where a racist ideology could flourish. From there we delve into the implicit (if not direct and active) approval of Binghamton University and how that has the effect of killing the First Amendment and open expression. Finally we address how this affects, in our opinion, the future of the nation - both via future legislation and elected officials.

Some may not agree, some may. We are open to all respectful comments, and invite Sharing this podcast (and all our podcast) to further discussion on the issues presented. 

We thank our audience for their continued support, and for donations that keep the lights on and the mic live (feel free to add your donation as well).
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A slight delay getting this episode out as a slight illness delayed us.

But in this episode we discuss the latest developments in the Court Martial of Bowe Bergdahl - a proven deserter that continues to try to find a way to avoid punishment for his actions as the Obama Administration seeks to keep away the news media.

This connects to Hillary Clinton's continued email issues, based on the FOIA of Judicial Watch. Without surprise, even more details of abuse of power, pay-to-play politics, and aversion to transparency have been revealed. Which raises the question how some voters can continue to support her - the answer being zombie participation. 

That then leads us to the final revelations about how Establishment politics is playing zombie voters and the apathetic to mold the direction of the nation and elections. 

As always we thank you for your support and listening. Share the episodes, available on iTunes for FREE. Please donate, it keeps out lights on. See you Friday.
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This Special Episode is dedicated to 2016 3rd Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson. Though there is a backlog among media trying to reach former New Mexico Gov. Johnson, who recently hit 16% in a Quinnipiac presidential poll, we were able to speak with a surrogate for the campaign in New York - Phil Ricci, the former Vice Chairman for the NY Libertarian Party and founder of the Gennesse County Libertarian Party (he stepped down to work on the presidential campaign).

In Part 1 we discuss the achievements of Mr. Ricci, and some of the core tenants of the Libertarian Party. As for the 2016 presidential race, we discuss the current status of the Johnson campaign; Immigration policy; Legalizing (Decriminalizing) Drugs - especially marijuana; Crime and prison reform. Each is discussed in depth unlike what is found on major news media 30 second soundbites and summaries.

Part 2 focuses on: the connection of Prison & Crime & Education; Common Core; US Economy - National Debt and Budget; International Policy and War; and the future of the Libertarian Party post-Election Day; and more.

We hope to interview Gov. Johnson when he comes to New York, and your support will help to influence this. So Like and Share the podcast. Leave respectful comments. Don't forget to donate to NO Soundbites Allowed to help us keep the lights on as we seek out the candidates and issues that affect your life every day.

As always, we thank you for all your support.
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This Special Episode is dedicated to 2016 3rd Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson. Though there is a backlog among media trying to reach former New Mexico Gov. Johnson, who recently hit 16% in a Quinnipiac presidential poll, we were able to speak with a surrogate for the campaign in New York - Phil Ricci, the former Vice Chairman for the NY Libertarian Party and founder of the Gennesse County Libertarian Party (he stepped down to work on the presidential campaign).

In Part 1 we discuss the achievements of Mr. Ricci, and some of the core tenants of the Libertarian Party. As for the 2016 presidential race, we discuss the current status of the Johnson campaign; Immigration policy; Legalizing (Decriminalizing) Drugs - especially marijuana; Crime and prison reform. Each is discussed in depth unlike what is found on major news media 30 second soundbites and summaries.

Part 2 focuses on: the connection of Prison & Crime & Education; Common Core; US Economy - National Debt and Budget; International Policy and War; and the future of the Libertarian Party post-Election Day; and more.

We hope to interview Gov. Johnson when he comes to New York, and your support will help to influence this. So Like and Share the podcast. Leave respectful comments. Don't forget to donate to NO Soundbites Allowed to help us keep the lights on as we seek out the candidates and issues that affect your life every day.

As always, we thank you for all your support.
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