Thursday 28 April '11 show notes

Thursday 28 April '11 show notes

  • Planet Earth is turning on us.
  • John Nichols, Washington Correspondent - The Nation Magazine. Latest on the war on democracy...Wisconsin sets the date!
  • David Vines, Student - University of Wisconsin political science major / contributor-Huffington Post / founding member-Autonomous Solidarity Organization  Twitter Latest on the war on democracy...WI voter ID hearing.
  • Michael Swartz of Pajamas Media...  Twitter. Conservatives continue to complain about the high cost of regulation...but where would we be without them?
  • Myron Ebell, Director, Energy & Global Warming Policy-Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI). Twitter. Record oil profits...do we really need to keep subsidizing Big Oil?
  • Geeky Science alert: - Sugarcane Cools Climate.
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Planet Earth is turning on us. Yesterday – violent storms lashed the southern United States – spinning off tornadoes – and killing more than 190 people. 128 people were killed in the state of Alabama alone yesterday – prompting Alabama authorities to declare a state of emergency. Arkansas and Tennessee have also declared states of emergency. Three nuclear reactors at Browns Ferry nuclear power plant were knocked off power in the storms – luckily the NRC confirmed that back up generators came on properly to just barely avert a Fukushima like disaster in America.
 
So how much more evidence do climate deniers need to understand that our planet is entering dangerous times as a result of our pollution? And by climate change deniers – I’m talking about EVERY newly-elected Republican in the United States House of Representatives who are self-proclaimed deniers of man-made global warming. That’s what millions in big oil campaign contributions get us - industry-owned politicians.
 
It’s becoming painfully – very painfully – clear what’s going on here – and soon it will be too late to reverse the damage we’re doing to our planet.
 
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Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... Monster storms & global warming (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
 
Need to Know: Monster storms & global warming.
 
And now for the big wedding news...no, not that one! With William Yeatman, Assistant Director, Center for Energy and Environment - Competitive Enterprise Institute. Twitter
 
Vote with your (empty) pocket book... With Max Fraad Wolff, Financial Economist & Professor of Economics Graduate Program in International Affairs. Twitter
 
Screwed: GOP throw seniors to the wolves... With Mark Weisbrot, economist / co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, who writes a weekly column or the Guardian U.K. Twitter
 
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Republican Hypocrisy? 247 people on the so-called "terrorist watch list" ok'd to buy guns?? With Noel Flasterstein, Constitutional Attorney/Gun Rights Activist.
 
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Quote: "The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy" -- Montesquieu.
 
Hour One: Planet Earth is turning on us.
Article: "Alabama Nuclear Plant Shut Down Safely After Storm" by Angel Gonzalez and Ryan Tracy.
Site: "Roil Wedding".
Site: "350.org".
 
Latest on the war on democracy...Wisconsin sets the date! John Nichols, Washington Correspondent - The Nation Magazine.
 
Conservative alert: "Oklahoma GOPer: It's A Fact That 'Blacks' Don't Work As Hard" by Jillian Rayfield.
Movie: "Talk Radio".
 
Latest on the war on democracy...WI voter ID hearing with David Vines, Student - University of Wisconsin political science major / contributor-Huffington Post / founding member-Autonomous Solidarity Organization  Twitter
Article: "Dozens testify opposing Voter ID Bill" by Colby Robertson.

Hour Two: Conservatives continue to complain about the high cost of regulation...but where would we be without them? Thom will challenge Michael Swartz of Pajamas Media...  Twitter
Article: "The Hidden Tax: Regulation" by Michael Swartz.
Movie: "Gasland".
Movie: "Gas Hole".
 
Quote: "It's hard to get a man to understand something if his paycheck depends upon him not understanding it." - Upton Sinclair
Crazy alert: "Man in cow suit steals milk" by UPI.
 
Talk Radio News Segment: Ellen Ratner, Bureau Chief. Twitter
 
Article: "Boehner Jabs Obama on Economy, Offshore Drilling" by Patrick O'Connor.

Hour Three: Record oil profits...do we really need to keep subsidizing Big Oil? Thom will confront Myron Ebell, Director, Energy & Global Warming Policy-Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI). Twitter
Article: "Are Rising Oil and Food Prices a Scam?" by Danny Schechter.
 
Geeky Science alert: - Sugarcane Cools Climate
Article: "Sugarcane Cools Climate, Study Finds" by ScienceDaily.
 
The good: "Reid will hold Senate vote on Ryan budget" by Jordan Fabian.
Twilight Zone alert: "Superman renounces US citizenship" by Dareh Gregorian.
 
Article: "Fury at Sony's delay in telling millions their details were hacked" by Jerome Taylor and Kevin Rawlinson.
Coming up Friday on The Thom Hartmann Program 
Hour One: If it's Friday, it's "Brunch With Bernie"... the honorable Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will be here with all the news from our nation's capitol and as always he'll be spending the hour taking your calls and answering your questions too...
 
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