Daily Topics - Tuesday May 1st, 2012

Daily Topics - Tuesday May 1st, 2012

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE at our new time, 3-6pm Eastern!

Today is May Day and we are covering actions & events coast to coast from Seattle to New York with guests from Labor, Occupy Wall Street and more, including: Leo Gerard-United Steelworkers, Saru Jayaraman-ROCUnited, Mark Taylor Canfield-Occupy Seattle, Ben Zucker-Occupy Wall Street, Axel Caballero-Cuéntame and our very special guest, Jackson Browne-"Occupy This Album" music for Occupy

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sound n light 2 years 24 weeks ago
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A contract bewteen parties is only valid when both sides agree, when other parties are excluded from this decision and those other parties are the real owners of the property which the contract is based to use, then the contract can not be valid and is actually illegal.

Well did you ever sign a contract stating that you agree to living in a world which is polluted by companies destroying the Air which they can not own, destroying the Water which they can not hold and the land on the top crust being filled wtih poison and waste with no reguard to the real owners of Earth, the living things which dwell on it, in it and above it? I did not and I was never asked if I thought it was o.k. to pollute our world like I never even mattered since I did not have a claim to land which was originally stolen from the Native American Indians in the first place at least in America.

We the living, each own one share in Earthstock, it is non transferable, and it allows each one of us and every animal, every river to have a voice which must be respected and valued as it is our only planet and we can not leave it, yet. All companies which in the past, present and future which pollute the Earth are operating illegally and need to changed to non polluting by some one other then a bought off government from its money feed bag lobbyests.

Who Should an Economy Serve?

The top one percent own half of all the world's assets. In stark contrast, the bottom fifty percent of the world owns less than one percent. According to the 2014 Global Wealth Report from Credit Suisse, global inequality has surged since the 2008 financial collapse. The report explains that while global wealth has more than doubled since the year 2000, the vast majority of overall growth has gone to those who were already wealthy.

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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
From Unequal Protection, 2nd Edition:
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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."