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Thom Hartmann: Welcome back, Thom Hartmann here with you in Reykjavik, Iceland. And I am pleased to have with me, an esteemed journalist for the State Broadcasting service, which is RUV.
Gunnar Hrafn Jónsson: Yeah, RUV.
Thom Hartmann: Gunnar Jónsson, and Gunnar, welcome to the program.
Gunnar Hrafn Jónsson: Thank you.
Our democracy is screwed. It’s been long speculated that Republican state lawmakers are taking their orders from the shadowy right-wing think tank funded by the Koch Brothers and known as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) – and now there’s proof. It was discovered in Florida – when Republican State Representative Rachel Burgin introduced legislation in the state House back in November that - oops - still in
Thom Hartmann: Welcome back, from Reykjavik, Iceland. Thom Hartmann here with you. And I am very pleased and honored to have with me in the studio, and I have mangled every Icelandic name and I know it. Birgitta Jónsdóttir?
Birgitta Jónsdóttir: Yeah, it’s pretty good.
Thom Hartmann: Pretty close? I didn’t win the competition for the most mangled name?
Birgitta Jónsdóttir: No, no. I think they did that in the Bradley Manning pretrials.
Thom Hartmann: Welcome back, Thom Hartmann here with you live in Reykjavik, Iceland. And with me in the studio, Stefnir, and I know I’m mangling this, Kristjánsson? Do you want to say your name correctly?
Stefnir Húni Kristjánsson: Stefnir Kristjánsson.
Thom Hartmann: Thank you very much. Stefnir? Oh with a …
Stefnir Húni Kristjánsson: Yes with a little R.
Thom Hartmann: Stefnir. And you’re the chairman of Isafold, which is a libertarian party?
Thom Hartmann: Welcome back, Thom Hartmann broadcasting live from Reykjavik, Iceland. And with me in the studio right now is Gulli Ólafsson, who is the Chairman of the Conservative Society in Iceland? Do I have that right?
Gunnlaugur Snær Ólafsson: That is correct.
Thom Hartmann: And thank you very much for joining us today. What is the Conservative Party? How do you define yourself? Where did the Conservative Party come from?
Hour One: If you're Cold, Naked and Hungry - an IPO isn't going to help you! / Plus, San Onofre nuclear plant radiation leak...a warning? Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear
Hour Two: Candidates or special interest groups...who's really running? Paul Sherman, Institute for Justice / Plus, Geeky Science Rocks - Should sugar be regulated like alcohol & tobacco?
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels took his state backwards on Wednesday – signing legislation to make Indiana the 23rd “right-to-work” state in the nation. It’s the first state in ten years to go right-to-work and also the first state in the nation’s manufacturing belt to adopt a right-to-work law, which starves labor unions of much-needed funding.
So what can workers in Indiana expect now? First off – lower wages.
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