Daily Topics - Monday October 10th, 2011

Daily Topics - Monday October 10th, 2011

See Thom on Real Time with Bill Maher this Friday 10/14

Hour One: Happy Genocide Day

Hour Two: Keynes v. Reagan...how do we kickstart the economy? Stephen Moore, Wall Street Journal

Hour Three: Did conservatives try to incite a riot in DC over the weekend? Dennis Trainor, Jr., October2011

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WendyBluEyez's picture
WendyBluEyez 3 years 6 weeks ago
#1

You know, the right wingnuts wouldn't spend all that time and money to try to bring down the 99%ers if they weren't worried.

renazantz's picture
renazantz 3 years 6 weeks ago
#2

Thom, What is this story about? "Sex Drugs and rock n roll at Occupy Wall Street". used condoms and open sex everywhere??? i find this very hard to believe. http://www.ktlkam1150.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=104668&article=9229145

Monday, October 10, 2011Sex, drugs, and unsanitary conditions common at Occupy Wall Street protestsIf one were to walk through the Wall Street protests they would find drugs being used openly, people have sex wherever they want, and unsanitary living conditions.

mathboy's picture
mathboy 3 years 6 weeks ago
#3

Stephen Moore forgets that we have wars going on now, and in fact we've really had a wartime economy since the 1960s, when the military-industrial complex developed.

valhalla 3 years 6 weeks ago
#4

At the Port Townsend Film Festival this year there was a movie called "Better This World" about two kids from Midlan TX who's small group got infiltrated by a so-called revolutionary, an FBI informant, who entrapped them during the 2008 Republican National Convention. He convinced them to build some homemade bombs, which they had no intension of using, then turned them in. One of the young men is still in prison as a terrorist! I was shocked at the level of riot police present at the convention.

mathboy's picture
mathboy 3 years 6 weeks ago
#5

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania_Mutiny_of_1783 on why the Constitution allowed the creation of a capital district.

I can't defend any particular actions of Christopher Columbus, but the reason he (rather than Leif Erikson, for example) gets credit for discovering the New World, is simply that he was responsible for making Europe aware of it, although that point itself is probably debatable.

The other way we're subsidizing Walmart...

Most of us know how taxpayers subsidize Walmart's low wages with billions of dollars in Medicaid, food stamps, and other financial assistance for workers. But, did you know that we're also subsidizing the retail giant by paying the cost of their environmental destruction.

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