Tuesday 31 May '11 show notes

Tuesday 31 May '11 show notes

  • AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Labor segment.
  • Robert Knight of the American Civil Rights Union. Is socialism to blame for DSK?!
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  • Clip: Paul Weyrich (video).
    "Now many of our Christians have what I call the goo-goo syndrome. Good government. They want everybody to vote. I don't want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of people. They never have been from the beginning of our country and they are not now. As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down."
   
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You Need to Know This - Germany is Dropping Nuclear Power
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You need to know this. Germany is dropping nuclear power. Chancellor Angela Merkel announced plans yesterday to close down every single nuclear plant in the country by 2022 – that’s 17 reactors in all. Germany has the fourth largest economy in the world – and the largest economy in Europe and generates about 25% of its electricity from nuclear power – just like we do in the United States.
 
But already, Germany has shut down 7 reactors in the wake of the Fukushima disaster and is now committed to doubling its renewable energy output by 2022 also. Germany will join Italy as the only two nations in the G8 that have ditched nuclear power. Currently – the renewable energy sector in Germany employs nearly 400,000 people.
 
Since the United States still has no plans to drop nuclear power and switch to renewables – and hasn’t had a long-term energy plan since Reagan - let Germany serve as an example of how a nation can transform itself when its government isn’t completely captured by special interests.
 
-Thom
 
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Screwed: Should the U.S. follow Europe's example and abandon nuclear power? with Jack Spencer, Research Fellow, Nuclear Energy Policy - The Heritage Foundation  Twitter
 
"Buy our Plan or we'll shoot Grandma" with TJ McCormack, Conservative Commentator/Fox News Contributor  Twitter
 
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Quote: "Although it is true that only about [13 percent] of American workers are in unions, that [13 percent] sets the standards across the board in salaries, benefits and working conditions. If you are making a decent salary in a non-union company, you owe that to the unions. One thing that corporations do not do is give out money out of the goodness of their hearts." -- Molly Ivins.
 
Hour One: Labor segment with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka  Twitter
Video: "Charlie Rose November 15 1994" with Sir James Goldsmith, Member-European Parliament/ Laura D'Andrea Tyson, Chair-President's Council of Economic Advisers.
 
Because I got high alert: "Craigslist ad touts North Bend home's pot growing amenities" by KING 5 News.
Site: "SarahPAC".
Article: "Let’s count the copper with dust on it" by Izabella Kaminska.
Article: "WHO: Cell phone use can increase possible cancer risk" by Danielle Dellorto, CNN.

Hour Two: Is socialism to blame for DSK?! with Robert Knight of the American Civil Rights Union.  Twitter
Book: "10 Truths About Socialism" by Coral Ridge Ministries, Robert Knight.
 
Book: "The Trap", by Sir James Goldsmith.
 
Talk Radio News Segment: Jay Goodman Tamboli, Legal Affairs Correspondent and IT Director.  Twitter
 
Talk Radio News Segment: Victoria Jones, White House Correspondent.  Twitter

Hour Three: Labor segment with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka (replay of first hour interview)  Twitter
 
Site: "Doctor's Council" - SEIU.
 
Article: "Food prices to double by 2030, Oxfam warns" by Felicity Lawrence.
Coming up Wednesday on The Thom Hartmann Program 
 
Hour One: Does Medicare turn adults into "whiney spoiled brats?"...conservatives say yes! with Ron Miller, conservative writer and commentator, and author of "SELLOUT: Musings From Uncle Tom’s Porch".  Twitter
 
Hour Three: one community's fight against 'big coal' in the new movie "The Last Mountain" with Robert Kennedy Jr.
 
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