Thom's blog - Tuesday December 28th, 2010

Thom's blog - Tuesday December 28th, 2010

You need to know this. While much of the media’s focus has been on Julian Assange over the last few months – there’s been little attention focused on a soldier who sits in solitary confinement in Virginia – Bradley Manning. Manning is the fellow suspected of leaking the original classified documents to Wikileaks. He was caught after he started conversing online with a notorious hacker named Adrian Lamo. After Manning admitted the leak – Lamo turned him over to authorities. Now – it’s these chat logs between Lamo and Manning that are receiving a lot of attention as federal investigators and other journalists try to determine if Julian Assange assisted Bradley Manning in any way with releasing the classified documents. If Assange is implicated – he could be charged with conspiracy by the Department of Justice. The magazine “Wired” reportedly is in possession of these chat logs but the editor Kevin Poulson had decided not to publish them. That decision has many other journalists outraged – and wondering what the motivations are for not disclosing this information.

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etrillion's picture
etrillion 3 years 51 weeks ago
#1

I think that number of people who dont want to work and or would rather spend their time drunk or high is much closer to 15 or 20 percent...easily

fourarrows's picture
fourarrows 3 years 51 weeks ago
#2

Tom,

Indeed we need to start talking about defending all of those associated with producing the documents revealing our governments fraud, deception and illegal acts. What I would like you to mention on the air, however, the next time you refer to the problem of libertarians, is my new book described below. Why? To let people know that one way to challenge the insanity is to better understand it and another is to recognize the libertarian may be out to lunch, but he/she is not a bad person. In this book I invited the most famous libertarian scholar to write a book with me IF he was willing to argue "cooperatively." He did, the book is published, and we have become "disagreeing friends," though we found common ground to build on. This book is highly readable and I want you to be the first to talk about it:

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The Death of the Middle Class was by Design...

Even in the face of the so-called Recovery, poverty and inequality are getting worse in our country, and more wealth and power is flowing straight to the top. According to Paul Buchheit over at Alternet, this is the end result of winner-take-all capitalism, and this destruction of the working class has all been by design.

From Unequal Protection, 2nd Edition:
"Beneath the success and rise of American enterprise is an untold history that is antithetical to every value Americans hold dear. This is a seminal work, a godsend really, a clear message to every citizen about the need to reform our country, laws, and companies."
Paul Hawken, coauthor of Natural Capitalism and author of The Ecology of Commerce
From Screwed:
"Once again, Thom Hartmann hits the bull’s eye with a much needed exposé of the so-called ‘free market.’ Anyone concerned about the future of our nation needs to read Screwed now."
Michael Toms, Founding President, New Dimensions World Broadcasting Network and author of A Time For Choices: Deep Dialogues for Deep Democracy
From Cracking the Code:
"Thom Hartmann ought to be bronzed. His new book sets off from the same high plane as the last and offers explicit tools and how-to advice that will allow you to see, hear, and feel propaganda when it's directed at you and use the same techniques to refute it. His book would make a deaf-mute a better communicator. I want him on my reading table every day, and if you try one of his books, so will you."
Peter Coyote, actor and author of Sleeping Where I Fall