Thursday 5 January '12 show notes

Thursday 5 January '12 show notes

   
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Is the Corporate Media acknowledging the death of the American Dream?
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The New York Times is finally catching on to the fact that the American Dream is dead. An article running in the paper today points out the disturbing fact that the United States is one of the least socially mobile nations in the developed world. As in – it’s harder for someone born poor to become rich – or even just join the middle class throughout their life. Only 8% of Americans born in the poorest fifth of the population – ever make it to the top fifth, which is an income a bit over $100,000. The Times goes on to cite persistently high poverty rates, which “leave poor children starting especially far behind” as one of the reason for low social mobility. So much for the idea that America is a class-less society. Every day, millions of Americans are living a real life version of The Christmas Story – complete with corporate Scrooges and fully a quarter of American children living in poverty like Tiny Tim.
 
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SCOTUS Decision Aided Santorum, Campaign Finance Expert Says
Jan. 5 (Bloomberg Law) -- Brad Smith, Professor at Capital University Law School and founder of the Center for Competitive Politics, and Thom Hartmann, host of the Thom Hartmann Program and author of 'Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People" and How You Can Fight Back', talk with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the legacy of the United States Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. FEC and the effects of the case on the Republican presidential primary.
 
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Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... Has Gov. Snyder declared financial martial law in MI? (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
 
Need to Know: Has Gov. Snyder declared financial martial law in MI?
- Rev. David Bullock, Rainbow PUSH Coalition Twitter
- Judith Browne-Dianis, Advancement Project Twitter Twitter
 
Screwed: Voter fraud is different for Republicans than Democrats
- Bill Pascoe, Citizens for the Republic (CFTR) Twitter Twitter
 
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Report reveals "ALEC's disturbing level of influence" in VA
- Anna Scholl, ProgressVA Twitter Twitter
 
Thom Hartmann vs. Brad Smith...Occupy the Courts
- Brad Smith, Center for Competitive Politics Twitter Twitter
 
Is the ongoing housing crisis worse than we know?
- Michael Olenick, Legalprise, FindtheFraud Twitter
 
Daily Take: Why can oil barons get away with threatening the President...?
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Hour One: How did the worlds biggest gas guzzler become the biggest exporter of...gas?!
- Tyson Slocum, Public Citizen's Energy Program Twitter Twitter
 
Movie: "Gasland".

Hour Two: Will Evangelicals "settle" for Mitt Romney?
- Dr. Robert Jeffress, First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas Twitter
Article: "Now Is Not the Time for Evangelical Voters to Settle" by Dr. Robert Jeffress.
 
Changing the world one drop at a time...
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Article: "President Obama appoints three to NLRB" by Joseph Williams.
Article: "Constitution of the United States" Article 1 section 4.
Article: "Constitution of the United States" Article 2 section 2.
 
Talk Radio News Segment:
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Article: "Iran clamps down on internet use" by Saeed Kamali Dehghan.

Hour Three: Latest from New Hampshire
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Article: "In New Hampshire, a tale of two Newts" by Jamie Weinstein.
 
Article: "Germany Explodes Republican Myth" by LaFeminista.
Article: "A tale of two systems" by Kevin C. Brown.
Article: "Rick Perry and his supporters shrug off Iowa" by Peggy Fikac and Richard S. Dunham.
Article: "Santorum Dings Romney, Reagan in N.H." by Danny Yadron.
 
Quote: "Some of my finest hours have been spent on my back veranda, smoking hemp..." attributed to Thomas Jefferson".
 
Article: "Michigan financial managers Flint Journal" by Kristin Longley.
 
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Thom Hartmann on the News - January 5, 2012



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Thom Hartmann & Tyson Slocum: How did the worlds biggest gas guzzler become the biggest exporter of...gas?!



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