Defense Policies and the Patriot Act Explained by CATO Institute Experts on “Global Security” Internet Talk Radio Show

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CATO�s Director of Defense Policies Studies, Charles Peña, and Director of CATO�s Project on Criminal Justice, Timothy Lynch to join host Vic Plessner Friday, May 6th on the VoiceAmerica Channel.

Charles Peña, Director of Defense Policies Studies for the CATO Institute to discuss his latest Policy Analysis, “$400 Billion Defense Budget Unnecessary to Fight War on Terrorism” on Friday, May 6, 2005 at 8 AM Pacific (11 AM Eastern) on “Global Security”, a live internet talk radio show on the VoiceAmerica Channel (http://www.voice.voiceamerica.com/). “Global Security” is hosted by Vic Plessner, an International Security Consultant to Governments, Architects, Engineers, and Using Agencies.

The Cato Institute (http://www.cato.org/) seeks to broaden the parameters of public policy debate to allow consideration of the traditional American principles of limited government, individual liberty, free markets and peace. Toward that goal, the Institute strives to achieve greater involvement of the intelligent, concerned lay public in questions of policy and the proper role of government. Charles V. Peña is a defense policy and program expert and an analyst for MSNBC. He has worked for several defense contractors with a variety of government clients, including the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Program Analysis & Evaluation, Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (formerly the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization), Joint Chiefs of Staff, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Air Force, Army, Navy, and Federal Emergency Management Agency.

On Friday, May 6th Mr. Peña will discuss his latest policy analysis, “$400 Billion Defense Budget Unnecessary to Fight War on Terrorism” with Vic. Also joining them is Timothy Lynch, Director of CATO’s Project on Criminal Justice to discuss the Patriot Act.

Under the direction of Tim Lynch, Cato's Project on Criminal Justice has become a leading voice in support of the Bill of Rights and civil liberties. His research interests include the war on terrorism, drug policy, the federalization of crime, the militarization of police tactics, and gun control.

“Global Security” is a show that gives listeners the opportunity to expand their horizons on prominent affairs that address worldwide security concerns. This show is dedicated to informing the public on security issues that pertain to them by introducing guests from various government agencies and the private sector who are working to safeguard global and national interests throughout the world. To access the show, log on at (http://www.voice.voiceamerica.com/) or anytime On Demand. Listeners are encouraged to call in to the live show with their questions or comments at 888-335-5204.

“Global Security” host Victor Plessner has over 30 Years Experience in Project Management and Design of Electronic Security/Fire Alarm and Communication Systems and has provided designs for 70% of New Jersey’s prisons. As the First International Security Consultant for the Minister of Justice in Colombia, South America, Plessner designed 7 maximum security prisons for housing the leaders of the drug cartels and guerrilla revolutionary groups and was the Security Consultant for all of Colombia’s Shipping Ports. He spent 18 years as CEO for a leading manufacturer of perimeter security systems and security integration systems for high level security markets and is an International Security Consultant to Governments, Architects, Engineers, and Using Agencies. For more information visit http://www.vhpconsult.com/

SurfNet Media Group (OTCBB:SFNM) (http://www.surfnetmedia.com/) is an online media company and originator of the pioneering online VoiceAmerica Network (http://www.voiceamerica.com/), leading the world in online talk radio, live and on demand.

The VoiceAmerica Network produces and distributes over 100 programs weekly. For entertaining and stimulating talk on today's hot topics, click on VoiceAmerica.com. For the bottom line in business talk, click on VoiceAmerica Business. For the latest conversations on health, click on VoiceAmerica Health & Wellness. New voices, new communities, new devices. One world, one conversation at a time. Bringing compelling and entertaining content to online communities worldwide.

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