Tuesday 27 December '11 show notes

Tuesday 27 December '11 show notes

   
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Thom Hartmann Groped Over Christmas Holiday
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While Louise and I said "No" to the Chertoff Porno X-Ray Scanners this past weekend - and so were punished by waiting and getting groped - the TSA’s "security theater" has hit the road. TSA Security teams are now roaming the country setting up shop at other transportation depots besides airports. Over 9,300 unannounced checkpoints were set up this year at places like train stations, subways, ferries, and other mass transit hubs – costing taxpayers 110 million bucks. While they left the Chertoff x-ray porno scanners back at the airports – the TSA teams do arm themselves with radiation detectors and dogs. There’s no proof that the random checkpoints are working to prevent any sort of terrorist attack – but they are doing one heckuva job trampling on the rights of Americans to be presumed innocent for just wanting to get on a bus, train, or plane.
 
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Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... Occupy Iowa Caucuses? (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
 
Need to Know: Occupy Iowa Caucuses?
- John Nichols, The Nation Magazine Twitter
 
Screwed: Did the new voter ID laws bite Newt in the ballot?
- Brad Friedman, Bradblog.com Twitter
 
The Best of the Rest of the News...
 
What does the National Defense Authorization Act really say?
- Scott Horton, Harper's Magazine Twitter Twitter
 
TSA porno x-ray scanners...not just for airports anymore?
- John W. Whitehead, The Rutherford Institute Twitter
 
7 of the Nastiest Scams From Wall Street Crooks
- Dave Johnson, Campaign for America's Future Twitter Twitter Twitter
 
Daily Take: Brazilians charge Big Oil for spill...why didn't we?
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Quote: "I am not among those who fear the people. They, and not the rich, are our dependence for continued freedom." -- Thomas Jefferson.
 
Hour One: Latest on the Iowa Caucuses
- John Nichols, The Nation Magazine Twitter
Article: "Why Do GOP Bosses Fear Ron Paul?" by John Nichols.
 
 

Hour Two: Thom & Louise refuse the Chertoff porno scanner and meet...the TSA gropers
Video: "Website Tries to Separate Political Facts From Fiction: Liberal Radio Talk Show Host Thom Hartmann on the Democrats' Medicare ad that won 'lie of the year' on a fact-checking website.".
 
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Article: "An Explosive Child Learns How to Cope" by The Oprah Winfrey Show.
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Article: "Sen. Ben Nelson won’t seek reelection" by Aaron Blake.
 
Talk Radio News Segment:
- Victoria Jones, White House Correspondent Twitter
Article: "It's World War III at the NLRB" by Tim Mak.
Article: "Statement by the President on H.R. 2055", the "Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012."

Hour Three: Debate on Voter ID
- Horace Cooper, The Heartland Institute Twitter
Article: "New laws in 2012: More voter ID" by MJ Lee.
 
Article: "American Legislative Exchange Council" (ALEC) by ThinkProgress.
Article: "Keeping Students From the Polls" by Andrew Rosenthal.
 
Article: "Congress Passes Two-Month U.S. Payroll Tax-Cut Extension" by Laura Litvan and Greg Giroux.
Article: "Brazil Police Seek to Indict Chevron, Transocean Staff " by John Lyons and Daniel Gilbert.
Article: "FDA-approves new drug to cure hangovers" by Eric W. Dolan.
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Coming up Wednesday on The Thom Hartmann Program
 
We'll keep an eye on the latest news out of Iowa as we head toward the first primary of 2012...
 
Plus, are Republicans in Congress about to turn off the heat for low income families...and how did they get to be so mean anyway?
 
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Big Picture Rumble - The Tea Party Caved...What's next?



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Full Show 12/22/11 Conversations with Great Minds
Full Show 12/22/11 Conversations with Great Minds


Political economist, professor and author, Gar Alperovitz joins Thom for the first half hour for Conversations with Great Minds. They discuss his new book, "America Beyond Capitalism" and how it relates to the current state of America's fragile economy.




Thom Hartmann on the News - December 27, 2011
Thom Hartmann on the News - December 27, 2011



John Nichols - Occupy Iowa Caucuses?
John Nichols - Occupy Iowa Caucuses?



Horace Cooper - Debate on Voter ID
Horace Cooper - Debate on Voter ID



Thom Hartmann: Wyden - You're Fired!
Thom Hartmann: Wyden - You're Fired!

 
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