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 33 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.

The Death of the Middle Class was by Design...

Even in the face of the so-called Recovery, poverty and inequality are getting worse in our country, and more wealth and power is flowing straight to the top. According to Paul Buchheit over at Alternet, this is the end result of winner-take-all capitalism, and this destruction of the working class has all been by design.

From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"With the ever-growing influence of corporate CEOs and their right-wing allies in all aspects of American life, Hartmann’s work is more relevant than ever. Throughout his career, Hartmann has spoken compellingly about the value of people-centered democracy and the challenges that millions of ordinary Americans face today as a result of a dogma dedicated to putting profit above all else. This collection is a rousing call for Americans to work together and put people first again."
Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO
From Screwed:
"If we are going to live in a Democracy, we need to have a healthy middle class. Thom Hartmann shows us how the ‘cons’ have wronged this country, and tells us what needs to be done to reclaim what it is to be American."
Eric Utne, Founder, Utne magazine
From Cracking the Code:
"No one communicates more thoughtfully or effectively on the radio airwaves than Thom Hartmann. He gets inside the arguments and helps people to think them through—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."
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."