Daily Topics - Monday October 31st, 2011

Daily Topics - Monday October 31st, 2011

Free Speech TV invites citizen journalists from around the world to send us videos of actions in your community that support the 99% Movement. They'll be posted @ www.freespeech.org and some will air on DirecTV-348 & DishTV-9415 which reach into 35 million households across the USA. Check www.freespeech.org for more details on how to submit.

Happy Halloween!

Hour One: Trick or treat?! Gun instructor refuses to teach liberals and muslims - Crockett Keller

Hour Two: What conservatives don't want school kids to know about OWS - Kyle Olson / Plus, "Everything You Know is Wrong...about Halloween?!" Dr. Stephen Larsen

Hour Three: Don't Be Afraid of the Keystone XL Pipeline...what?! Ron Bailey, Reason Magazine

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mathboy 3 years 7 weeks ago
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Thanks to Dr. Stephen Larsen for correcting the pronunciation of "Halloween". There's a difference between "hallow" and "hollow", just like there's a difference between "fallow" and "follow". "Hallow", by the way is a cognate of "holy" and is therefore equivalent to the title "saint", derived from the Latin word "sanctus".

"Celtic", meanwhile, should be pronounced with an /s/ sound (as it is for the Boston basketball team), because that's what happens when a "c" is followed by an "e", an "i" or a "y"--it stops sounding like a "k". In fact, the word comes the French "celtique", which is pronounced /sel-teek/. I'm guessing the pronunciation has been changed by "wiccans" or some similar group that is aware that the letter "c" used to always sound like "k", but is ignorant of the last 1200 years of linguistic evolution, and has no respect for linguistic rules.

The Death of the Middle Class was by Design...

Even in the face of the so-called Recovery, poverty and inequality are getting worse in our country, and more wealth and power is flowing straight to the top. According to Paul Buchheit over at Alternet, this is the end result of winner-take-all capitalism, and this destruction of the working class has all been by design.

From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"With the ever-growing influence of corporate CEOs and their right-wing allies in all aspects of American life, Hartmann’s work is more relevant than ever. Throughout his career, Hartmann has spoken compellingly about the value of people-centered democracy and the challenges that millions of ordinary Americans face today as a result of a dogma dedicated to putting profit above all else. This collection is a rousing call for Americans to work together and put people first again."
Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"In an age rife with media-inspired confusion and political cowardice, we yearn for a decent, caring, deeply human soul whose grasp of the problems confronting us provides a light by which we can make our way through the quagmire of lies, distortions, pandering, and hollow self-puffery that strips the American Dream of its promise. How lucky we are, then, to have access to the wit, wisdom, and willingness of Thom Hartmann, who shares with us here that very light, grown out of his own life experience."
Mike Farrell, actor, political activist, and author of Just Call Me Mike and Of Mule and Man
From Cracking the Code:
"Thom Hartmann ought to be bronzed. His new book sets off from the same high plane as the last and offers explicit tools and how-to advice that will allow you to see, hear, and feel propaganda when it's directed at you and use the same techniques to refute it. His book would make a deaf-mute a better communicator. I want him on my reading table every day, and if you try one of his books, so will you."
Peter Coyote, actor and author of Sleeping Where I Fall