Daily Topics - Wednesday June 4th, 2014

Daily Topics - Wednesday June 4th, 2014

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE noon-3pm ET!!

Join Thom in our chatroom during the program today!

Congratulations Thom! Thom Hartmann to Receive 2014 Freedom of Speech Award

Hour One: Maureen Dowd Ate Too Much Pot In Denver And Freaked Out... / PLUS, POWs & Families Now on the RightWing Hate List

Hour Two: Who should be the ambassador to Somalia?

Hour Three: No soldier left behind...? Neil McCabe, Guns & Patriots Newsletter

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DFMM 11 weeks 2 days ago

All vets are eligible for VA medical;

Thom said something like vets who are not disabled or injured in combat are not eligible for VA. I'm not sure of all the details but I think any vet is eligible for VA health care if they are below an income threshold. I suspect that that was one of the things that contributed to the VA wait time; when the recession hit and vets ---along with everyone else--- lost jobs and health care; they were below the income threshold and more of them applied for VA medical adding to the backlog.

Earth's credit card has been maxed out!

If Earth's resources were a credit card, we have already maxed out our entire allocation for this year. The think thank Global Footprint Network announced that August 19th was “Earth Overshoot Day,” meaning that all the resources we use after that day exceed what our planet can produce in a single year.

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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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