Daily Topics - Tuesday February 28th, 2012

EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT..."Heist-The Movie"...MARCH 2 - 8, 2012 | ONE WEEK ONLY! at NY’s Quad Cinema 34 West 13th Street, NYC, Featuring Bernie Sanders, Robert Kuttner, David Cay Johnston, Nomi Prins, Van Jones & more! See here for longer list

Hour One: Detroit's children...who eats, who doesn't - Russ Russell, Forgotten Harvest

Hour Two: Tolls not taxes? Adrian Moore, Reason Foundation

Hour Three: Nuclear power...scientists say we're living on borrowed time - David Lochbaum, Union of Concerned Scientists

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rladlof 4 years 30 weeks ago
#1

Michigan and Arizona are balloting into ES&S optical scanners with a 'upto 54% fail rate'.

http://www.bradblog.com/?p=9151

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fatjim17 4 years 30 weeks ago
#2

On the efficiency of RRs. Great for frieght but they lose that with passengers. They lack the desired density. If passengers could be stacked like chord wood...

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apalmtree 4 years 30 weeks ago
#3

In 2007 I traveled in France and the Netherlands in both train and car.

The trains are amazing and the toll roads in France are impeccable. The tolls are outrageously expensive and frequent, but they are the smoothest and most well maintained roads I've ever driven.

LonoM 4 years 30 weeks ago
#4

There is a safe form of nuclear energy. One of the callers mentioned it briefly. It's thorium, which is an element close to uranium. There's so little waste, whats left can be used for medical technology research and theraphy. It doesn't explode or melt down. We had a thorium plant in the 60's but it wasn't a source of weapons grade nuclear material.

It's abundant; enough currently available to power the earth for 1,000 years.

It can be used to eliminate current waste from uranium plants.

Research it and try and find a downside.

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alp227 4 years 30 weeks ago
#5

When is the show moving to the 3PM-6PM (ET) time slot again? I heard a date around the week of March 12. So now it seems that some stations that have been playing Thom on tape delay right after Ed Schultz (WCPT Chicago, WWRL New York, etc.) will now get to play both shows live. And I wonder what KPTK Seattle and KPOJ Portland will do since they currently play Ed Schultz on delay after Thom live. Also, is Randi Rhodes going to change time slots, or is she Thom's new competitor?

We Have All Won An Oligarchy and Lost A Democracy

Here's a thought experiment for you. Ask yourself, "When was the last time I heard any conversation at all about the role of corporations in America in the American public media?"

In the abstract, it seems like a silly question. So let me rephrase it:

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to understand how to respond when they’re talking about public issues with coworkers, neighbors, and friends. This book explores some of the key perspectives behind his approach, teaching us not just how to find the facts, but to talk about what they mean in a way that people will hear."
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