Monday 12 September '11 show notes

Monday 12 September '11 show notes

   
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America’s infrastructure now ranks 16th in the world...
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Our nation’s infrastructure is crumbling. The Sherman Minton Bridge that spans the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky was shut down last Friday due to safety concerns after cracks were discovered in the bridge’s load-bearing parts. The Sherman Minton Bridge is just one of several bridges in danger of collapsing –- As the American Society of Civil Engineers points out, 34% of all the bridges in Kentucky are considered “structurally deficient.” Of course – Kentucky is the home state of Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell – who opposed increased infrastructure spending in the 2009 stimulus bill – opposed it again when Republicans blocked a jobs bill in 2010 – and threw cold water last week on President Obama’s “American Jobs Act” that includes billions in transportation infrastructure products. According to a study by the Urban Land Institute – our nation’s infrastructure needs $2 trillion worth of repairs.
 
And America’s infrastructure now ranks 16th in the world according to the World Economic Forum. Yet another consequence of 30 years of Ronald Reagan’s “starve the beast” economics.
 
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Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... Jobs plan, GOP debate part 2, and the Super Committee...oh my (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
 
Need to Know: Jobs plan, GOP debate part 2, and the Super Committee...oh my - Karen Finney, Democratic Strategist Twitter
 
Screwed: Florida Gov says he'll "just say no" to jobs plan bucks - Marie Diamond, Think Progress Twitter
 
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New international bank capital rules...“anti-American?” - Mike Hudson, Center for Public Integrity. Twitter
 
Fix our infrastructure or back to the horse & buggy? - David Selig, Conservative Commentator.
 
Daily Take: Why are American flags burning in London?
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Quote: "Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both." -- Abraham Flexner (1866-1959, American educator).
 
Hour One: Recollections and consequences of 9/11
Article: "Bush rejects Taliban offer to surrender bin Laden" by Andrew Buncombe, 15 October 2001.
 
Article: "Pawlenty endorses Romney" by Alexander Burns.
Cheesy news alert: "‘Credible Threats’ Made to US Government" by Andy Borowitz.
Article: "GOP grumbles about jobs plan" by Marin Cogan & Jake Sherman.
Article: "Project for the New American Century", June 3, 1997.

Hour Two: Legacy of 9/11 and the "business of hate" Pam Geller about her new book, "Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance" Twitter
Article: "Battle plan for resisting Shariah" by Joseph Farah.
Book: "The Autobiography of Ben Franklin" by Ben Franklin.
Article: "Fear, Inc. The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America" by Wajahat Ali, Eli Clifton, Matthew Duss, Lee Fang , Scott Keyes, Faiz Shakir.
Article: "The price we paid for the war on terror" by Anne Applebaum.
 
Book: "The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger" by Richard Wilkinson, Kate Pickett.
 
Talk Radio News Segment: Victoria Jones, White House Correspondent Twitter

Hour Three: "War Costs"...exposing America's war profiteers Robert Greenwald, Brave New Foundation Twitter War Costs Facebook
Article: "The War Budget Is Burning Down Our Economy" by Robert Greenwald.
 
Article: "Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline" (TAPI).
 
Article: "‘Structurally deficient’" by Steve Benen.
Article: "Big Oil Kills Jobs For Profits" by Brad Johnson.
Coming up Tuesday on The Thom Hartmann Program
 
Hour Three: Mobilizing the world to confront the reality of the climate crisis Maggie Fox, Al Gore's Climate Reality Project Twitter
 
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Conversations with Great Minds - Edward Girardet , P1
Conversations with Great Minds - Edward Girardet , P1



Conversations w/ Great Minds - Edward Girardet, P2
Conversations w/ Great Minds - Edward Girardet, P2



Hartmann: The Big Picture Rumble
Hartmann: The Big Picture Rumble



Hartmann: New Deal trumps Raw Deal
Hartmann: New Deal trumps Raw Deal


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Full Show - 9/9/11. Conversations with Great Minds and Weekly Rumble


Thom interviews Edward Girardet, veteran war journalist and author for "Conversations with Great Minds". They discuss his latest book, "Killing the Cranes"...which gives an in-depth look inside his 30 years of reporting on some of the world's biggest wars. Later in the show, Thom debates his guest panelists in the weekly rumble.



Thom Hartmann - My 9/11/01 Experience
Thom Hartmann - My 9/11/01 Experience



Thom Hartmann - The News You Need to Know - September 12, 2011
Thom Hartmann - The News You Need to Know - September 12, 2011



Thom Hartmann vs Pamela Geller - Legacy of 911 and the 'business of hate'
Thom Hartmann vs Pamela Geller - Legacy of 911 and the "business of hate"



09 12 11 What if Clinton did it
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Thom Hartmann with Robert Greenwald - 'War Costs'... exposing America's war profiteers
Thom Hartmann with Robert Greenwald - "War Costs"... exposing America's war profiteers

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