Daily Topics - Wednesday October 12th, 2011

Daily Topics - Wednesday October 12th, 2011

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

Please welcome syndicated columnist Karl Frisch of Bullfight Strategies in for Thom today

Hour One: New Hampshire Gop debate - Bill Press-The Bill Press Show / Plus, latest on Occupy Wall Street movement - Eric Byler-Coffee Party USA

Hour Two: "Why the Elites Are in Trouble" - Chris Hedges-TruthDig

Hour Three: Values Voter Summit bigotry - Adele Stan, AlterNet

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godiva! 2 years 45 weeks ago

I'm sorry but I'm having trouble finding a place to put a comment about another topic. I'm wanyting to mention Tom Friedman's Op Ed in today's NYTimes. In it he speaks of a book by Paul Gilding called The Great Disruption in which Gilding thinks the disruptions across the globe are all connected and makes many of the comments Thom Hartmann makes. But he goes a bit farther. T. Friedman thinks he cannot be ignored. Any thoughts?

hafuchie 2 years 45 weeks ago

I just heard on your program today, as I have heard everywhere else in the media, that the Occupy Wall Street movement has no coherent list of demands. On the contrary, the movement has posted a very coherent and well-aimed list of specific demands for legistlation and action at the following link:

http://coupmedia.org/occupy-vote.html

You can go there and vote "yes" or "no" on which proposals you would like to see become part of the official list of demands, or even suggest your own proposals.

Please share this with listeners so that we can dispell the myth that this movement is an incoherent, directionless, fly-by-night bunch of rabble rouser hippies with nothing to demand.

Get the word out ... PLEASE!

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chantlaca 2 years 45 weeks ago

I AM NOT A PER CENT, I AM A PERSON!"Despite the destructive effects of more than five centuries of subjugation, as the Originally Free Nations and Peoples of Turtle Island, we still remember what it is to be truly free as exemplified by our ancestors. Our ancestors evolved life-ways and values that challenged European feudalism, medievalism, and lordship. Today, forces seem to be working toward neo-feudalism and neo-medievalism, with a long range plan for irreversible global domination in the name of ‘national security,’ under the unblinking eye of the surveillance state.

http://inxinachtliinmilpa.blogspot.com/2011/10/open-letter-to-occupy-wall-street_13.html

Earth's credit card has been maxed out!

If Earth's resources were a credit card, we have already maxed out our entire allocation for this year. The think thank Global Footprint Network announced that August 19th was “Earth Overshoot Day,” meaning that all the resources we use after that day exceed what our planet can produce in a single year.

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"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
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Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO