Thursday 28 July '11 show notes

Thursday 28 July '11 show notes

   
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Want to reboot the economy? Build some new roads! The American Society of Civil Engineers released a new report yesterday showing our economy will lose $3 trillion over the next decade thanks to the poor condition of our national infrastructure. As the report says, “If the nation’s infrastructure were free of deficient conditions in pavement, bridges, transit vehicles, and track and transit facilities, Americans would earn more personal income and industry would be more productive.”
 
That means more revenue into the government – which means lower deficits. So not only would we be stimulating the economy with a new national infrastructure project – but we’d also be addressing our debt. And this isn’t a new idea – it’s exactly what Democratic and Republican presidents did after World War 2 when our national debt was even higher – Eisenhower built the interstate highway system and expanded what is now Amtrak.
 
It’s a no-brainer solution – unfortunately Eisenhower Republicans don’t exist anymore.
 
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Need to Know: The politics of debt - Karen Finney, Democratic Strategist Twitter
 
Are we in the fourth turning? - Neil Howe, co-author of "The Fourth Turning" Twitter
 
Screwed: Want to reboot the economy? Build some new roads! - Dave Johnson, Campaign for America's Future Twitter
 
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Are conservatives in denial about domestic terrorism? - Bryan Fischer, American Family Association Twitter
 
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Quote: "Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society." -- Thomas Jefferson.
 
Hour One: Thanks to Ronald Reagan, we are all peasants now
Book: "The Fourth Turning" by William Strauss, Neil Howe.
 

Hour Two: After Right-Wing Pressure, DHS Now Has ‘Just One Person’ Dealing With Domestic Terrorism Mark Williams, Former Chair-Tea Party Express Twitter
 
Evidence GOP hacked/stole 2004 election Professor Bob Fitrakis, Columbus State Community College Twitter
Article: "Howard Dean Guest-hosts Topic [A] With Tina Brown", August 8, 2004 (Bev Harris shows him how to hack a voting machine).
Book: "Did George W. Bush Steal America's 2004 Election?" by Bob Fitrakis, Steve Rosenfeld and Harvey Wasserman.
 
Cheesy news alert: "China Puts US on eBay" by Andy Borowitz.
 
Talk Radio News Segment: Ellen Ratner, Bureau Chief Twitter

Hour Three: Intelligent Design vs. Neo-Darwinian Evolution Casey Luskin, Discovery Institute Twitter
 
Article: "About Irreducible Complexity" by Discovery Institute.
Article: "Irreducible complexity" (including flagellum).
 
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Geeky Science alert: "It’s hard being a knight" by Nadia Drake.
 
Article: "Constitution of the United States" Article 1, section 8 paragraph 7. "To establish Post Offices and post Roads;"
Speech: "Social and Industrial Justice" by Theodore Roosevelt, Oyster Bay, New York, August, 1912.
 
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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