January 26th, 2011
09:52 PM ET

9/11 Coin Scam?: Join the Live Chat

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Tonight on 360°, accusations that a company is selling bogus 10th anniversary 9/11 commemorative coins. We're Keeping Them Honest. Plus the uproar over a theme park planned in Kentucky that will feature a full-size Noah's Ark. The state is reportedly giving tax breaks. The governor says it will create much needed jobs, but critics want to know where is the separation of church and state. Plus, tonight's other headlines.

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

Here are some of them:

1) Keep it short (we don't have time to read a "book")
2) Don't write in ALL CAPS (there's no need to yell)
3) Use your real name (first name only is fine)
4) No links
5) Watch your language (keep it G-rated; PG at worst - and that includes $#&*)

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soundoff (191 Responses)
  1. Sue from Syracuse

    Why is Elton John holding a baby prohibited sexual material? I think it is a great sign of people sharing their parental love (and their resources for raising another). All good.
    The only people who might find it "objectionable" are those who draw moral conclusions about his sexuality. How very sad.

    January 26, 2011 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Elaine Loto'aniu

    A "Theme Park" is a "Theme Park" period. It is built for entertainment purposes. There are theme parks all over the world. No one is twisting your arm to visit any of them. If the park is for profit then it should be for profit organizations that fund it. If it is a non-profit then they should fund it themselves through private donations. It is up to each town or city or province to pick out what type of theme park benefits the area to aid their economic growth. Examples: Dollywood, Grand Old Oprey, Disneyland, Sea World. These are all positive "Family Venues". Let Noah's Ark be built

    January 26, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone! Sleep Tight!

    January 26, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  4. maria b

    Just wondering what the reaction would be if the state of Kentucky had subsidized a Muslim themed park? hmmm...

    January 26, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  5. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Thank you Anderson & Team 360 for another great show tonight. Good night to you all as well.

    Good night fellow writers, great commentary as always.
    I wish everyone a safe and peaceful day tomorrow.
    Love the commentary on Ridiculist- very true! Who knew that Rep. Dennis K. had so many law suits?! It surprised me.

    January 26, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  6. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Anderson, you are having too much fun with this ridicule list!

    January 26, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  7. Sharon Hastings

    Good night everyone. Sleep well and stay safe. A very entertaining show tonight and great comments.

    January 26, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  8. Helen

    Dennis Kucinich is just like "Fountain Lady." It is crazy to sue the caferia on Capital Hill for $150,000 dollars for biting into an sandwich with an olive pit. If you bit in an olive pit, all Kucinich could have done was file an complant with with the caferia, he could have talk about with the manager. He does not need to sue them. Suing them makes no sense. People need to have common sense.

    January 26, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  9. Lori

    Good night Anderson, Gloria, Emily, Megan, and Everyone!

    Sweet dreams. See you tomorrow!

    January 26, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  10. Sue from Syracuse

    Bullying and being bullied are not easy to solve. It is a huge issue in the U.S. middle school onward. Very sad.

    January 26, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  11. Karen, MN

    Good Night!

    January 26, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  12. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Haha the Olive Garden~ Good show ! Have a peaceful night everone!

    January 26, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  13. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Good night Emily, Mike, Starr, Nicole, Nancy in Oregon, and Megan.

    January 26, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  14. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Wow!!!!!! I am surprised I have heard snow is blasting up to 8 between 12 inches!!!! YIKES!

    Good night Anderson, Megan, Isha, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, (Danie), Lori, (Adelaide), Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha,others and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    See you tomorrow night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!
    That's so silly I like ridiculist Dennis K, LOL! So funny Anderson, Thanks Anderson!!!!

    Have a great/good night, Tight sleep & rest,
    See you tomorrow night! Be careful out there! 🙂

    January 26, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  15. Heather - Spokane, WA

    I think the olive congressman needs a life!

    Have a great night everyone

    January 26, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  16. Emily

    Good night Anderson, Isha, 360°Team, Jo Ann, Mike, Megan, Nancy, Nicole, Gloria, Casey, Starr, Nina & Bloggers.
    That's a great RidicuList tonight. 😉
    (wow, $150,000- life is tough)
    Have a great Thursday, Anderson.

    January 26, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  17. Jo Ann, Ohio

    It was ridiculous for that store to cover up the photo of Elton John's beautiful family! It is not offensive in the least.

    Before they block that cover they better cover up Maxim and Vanity Fair. In my opinion, they have had some very offensive covers.

    January 26, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  18. Cessy - Chicago

    "the guy lives in D.C. who enjoys living there?" HAHAHAHAAAA!!! keeping it honest, Anderson. Hilarious!

    January 26, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  19. Marisol Gomez

    Dear Anderson,
    As a teacher myself,I felt so supported and valued listening to Dr. Phil speak on behalf of the teachers. Everything we do is for our babies... Thank you both from the heart of a teacher !

    Marisol 🙂

    January 26, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  20. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Tee hee hee give me a break. For real? Ridiculous alright! you are pretty good at giving 'em hell Anderson! right on!

    January 26, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  21. Paula, Colorado

    Well said, Anderson.

    January 26, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  22. Sue from Syracuse

    @Karen, MN – I'm with ya! Olives! Pits or No Pits! Sure made my mouth water!
    Yeah, when are these frivolous lawsuits going to stop??!

    January 26, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  23. Sharon Hastings

    The magazine story is too much. All these topics including the lawsuit sound like they are all competing for the Ridiculist!! These frivolous lawsuits are part of why insurance rates are so high causing hardship on businesses.

    January 26, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  24. Lori

    And what about seedless watermelons?

    January 26, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  25. Ted

    To Sue,
    Govt., state & Fed., spend millions on religious organizations. Virtually all publicly funded museums & science organizations actively promote the religion of secular materialism, mostly funded by taxpayer money. These organizations will allow no competing religious (world view) ideas in their venues at all. More intolerant than any other religions.

    January 26, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  26. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    I am surprised that Rep. Kucinich would be litigious.
    Payment for any dental damage seems like it should have been enough.
    Love the Ridiculist! Keep going Anderson, excellent commentary every night.

    January 26, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  27. molly

    He should have planted the olive pit, grown an olive tree, and extended to others an olive branch.

    January 26, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  28. Helen

    Blocking the cover of Sir Elton John, his partner, and their baby son is outrageous. Everybody needs to leave Sir Elton John alone. He feels that he is being treated as a "second-class citizen" because of his sexual orientation and rasing a children. Sir Elton John, his partner, and their son did not do any harm to anybody. So, please leave them alone. There is nothing wrong with the cover. I think the cover is good. There is nothing provocative nor racy about it. There is not sexual content in their. The cover should be shelid. If you do not like the cover of Sir Elton John and his lovely family, then do not buy the magazine. The people should leave Sir Elton John and his family alone. People need to mind their own business.

    January 26, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  29. Lori

    I do love lawyer talk.

    January 26, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  30. Nicole The Netherlands

    Love that piano!

    And love Elton John, the shop manager should have been on the ridiculist to !
    Good Night All!

    January 26, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  31. Karen, MN

    Yummy, I love olives. Pits and all:)

    January 26, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  32. Heather - Spokane, WA

    That piano on the piece of land in the middle of the Florida keys would make a great artistic photo! I say keep it there!

    January 26, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  33. lisal -canada

    ohhh baby grand ... that is a really cool shot!

    January 26, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  34. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    At least I finally know what happened to my piano.

    January 26, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  35. Sue from Syracuse

    Isnt it amazing that people gave benefit of doubt to Loughner and now we know he full well knew what he was doing enough to plan and stage his violence in detail and execute it to arrive ahead of event and now we know he even knew what might be potential ramifications. He proved he is not mad, just bad. Big difference!
    Gosh, if only he put that kind of will and purpose to good causes.

    January 26, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  36. Karen, MN

    Florida Keys. Cute!

    January 26, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  37. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    I don't care who another person loves. The shield is absurd.

    January 26, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  38. Emily

    @Sharon Hastings,
    It seems sometimes that teachers are expected to wear so many hats, including that of a parent, etc. It really does seem like a thankless job much of the time.
    I believe that she was trying to do the right thing; that she was not acting spiteful, etc.

    January 26, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  39. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    I never knew magazine stand to cover up!

    January 26, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  40. Kevin

    Cover it up. I saw it too was offended and was glad my child wasnt with me.

    January 26, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
  41. Heather - Spokane, WA

    What a beautiful baby! I am so happy for Elton and his husband. It's sad that people are still so closed minded even in the society we have now

    January 26, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
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