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Did the Cigna Insurance delay kill 17-year-old Nataline Sarkisyan?

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Did the Cigna Insurance delay kill 17-year-old Nataline Sarkisyan? Isn’t it fascism when we give corporations higher status then human

December 26 2007 show notes

  • It is Boxing Day, a day to box up all those unwanted gifts and give to the poor.
  • Did The Cigna insurance delay kill 17-year-old Nataline Sarkisyan?
  • Should corporations get the death penalty?
  • Ron Paul on fascism, the Civil War.
  • Are we moving towards friendly fascism?
  • Economic news. Debt. What do we do?
  • Guest: Alex Frankel. Author, "Punching In: The Unauthorized Adventure of a Front Line Employee".
  • Guest: Larry Scott, Founder and Editor of VA Watchdog.

Topics, guests, upcoming events, quotes, links to articles, audio clips, books & bumper music.

Thom's Blog - December 26th 2007

Did The Cigna insurance delay kill 17-year-old Nataline Sarkisyan? Should coporations get the Death penalty?

Because of a mistaken interpretation of a Supreme Court reporter's notes in an 1886 railroad tax case, corporations are now legally considered "persons," equal to humans and entitled to many of the same protections guaranteed only to humans by the Bill of Rights - a clear contradiction of the intent of the Founders of the United States

If corporations are considered “persons” then shouldn’t they be given the “death penalty” for murder?

Isn’t it fascism when we give corporations higher status then humans?

— Thom Hartmann

On the Program Today - December 26 2007

Hour One - Did the Cigna Insurance delay kill 17-year-old Nataline Sarkisyan? Should corporations get the death penalty?

Hour Two - It's much easier for economic powers to colonize a third world nation when it's Government has become authoritarian and it's middle class has been wiped out - are we moving to friendly Facism?

Hour Three - Everything you Know is Wrong Alex Frankel www.alexfrankel.com Topic: Punching In: The Unauthorized Adventures of a Front-line Employee

Guest: Larry Scott- Founder & Editor of VA Watch Dog

December 21 2007 show notes

  • It is winter solstice tonight.
  • "Brunch with Bernie" with Senator Bernie Sanders, Independent of Vermont.
  • The shows Monday and Tuesday next week will be best of shows.
  • On Sunday December 23 at noon and 10pm EST C-SPAN2's Book tv will be showing Thom.
  • Winter Solstice and Christmas traditions and myths.
  • Guest: Greg Palast. The Amazon and oil.

Topics, guests, upcoming events, quotes, links to articles, audio clips, books & bumper music.

Thom debates Cliff Kincaid

Thom debates Cliff Kincaid www.aim.org - Are Michael Savage's rants "hate talk" or his right to free speech?

December 20 2007 show notes

  • Is there a war on the American way, an attempt to replace law with Sharia law?
  • Guest: Cliff Kincaid, editor, "Accuracy in Media". Should Michael Savage's anti-Muslim statements be considered "hate" talk or his 1st Amendment right to free speech?
  • On Sunday December 23 at noon and 10pm EST C-SPAN2's Book tv will be showing Thom.
  • The EPA denied California a waiver for tighter auto standards.
  • Guest: Washington Governor Christine Gregoire. EPA, auto emission standards.
  • Presidential straw poll.
  • Guest: Naomi Klein, the Nation. "Guns Beat Green: The Market Has Spoken ".
  • Guest: Christy Harvey, Center for American Progress.

Topics, guests, upcoming events, quotes, links to articles, audio clips, books & bumper music.

Thom interviews Greg Palast 12/21/07 on his trip to Equador - The Locals vs. Big Oil

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Thom interviews investigative journalist Greg Palast www.gregpalast.com on his recent trip to Equador - The Local Community vs. Big Oil

On the Program Today - December 21 2007

Anything Goes Friday! Happy Holidays!!!!

Hour One - Senator Bernie Sanders www.sanders.senate.gov - Brunch with Bernie! Taking your calls.

Hour Two - Greg Palast www.gregpalast.com Topic: Greg drops in on his recent trip to Equador and the battle of the local community vs. big oil.

Plus the Best of the Rest of the News...including the real history of Santa Claus - Why does he have flying reindeer and wear a big red suit?

December 19 2007 show notes

  • How do we recover the moral high ground in America Political debate?
  • Guest: Scott Swett, "To Set The Record Straight: How Swift Boat Veterans, POWs and the New Media Defeated John Kerry".
  • Campaign Finance reform.
  • Is the use of torture destroying the America the founders fought and died for?
  • The purpose of torture.
  • Guest: Bart Jones. Author, “Hugo!”: The Hugo Chavez Story From Mud Hut To Perpetual Revolution.

Topics, guests, upcoming events, quotes, links to articles, audio clips, books & bumper music.

Thom Hartmann Presidential Straw Poll 12/20/07

Who would you vote for if the election were held today?

Senator John Edwards 38

Congressman Dennis Kucinich 27

Senator Hilary Clinton 4

Senator Barack Obama 3

Gov. Bill Richardson 2

Senator Chris Dodd 2

Senator Joe Biden 1

Former VP Al Gore 1

Congressman Ron Paul 1

Former Pres. Jimmy Carter 1

The Thom Hartmann Program - Dec 20 2007

Hour One - Cliff Kincaid www.aim.org Topic: Cliff and I will debate if Michael Savage's anti-Muslim statements should be considered "hate" talk or his 1st Amendment right to free speech?

Hour Two - Why are the Republicans stopping some states from saving the environment?

Hour Three - Guest: Naomi Klein www.thenation.com Topic: Guns Beat Green: The Market Has Spoken

Guest: Isaiah Poole www.tompaine.com

Guest: Christy Harvey www.americanprogress.org Topic: News from under the radar

December 18 2007 show notes

  • Is the Republican Party's criminal machine starting to become unraveled?
  • Look at the federal attorneys who kept their jobs, not those who lost them.
  • Video of Don Siegelman on the theft of his election.
  • Guest: Senator Chris Dodd, presidential candidate, who filibustered FISA yesterday.
  • Last night the House passed an omnibus spending bill.
  • Guest: Lawrence Mitchell. Author, "The Speculation Economy: How Finance Triumphed over Industry".

Topics, guests, upcoming events, quotes, links to articles, audio clips, books & bumper music.

Today on the Program - Dec. 19th 2007

Hour One - How do we recover the moral high ground in America Political debate?
Guest: Scott Swett www.tosettherecordstraight.com author of - To Set the Record Straight: How Swift Boat Veterans, POWs and the New Media Defeated John Kerry

Hour Two - Is the use of torture destroying the America the founders fought and died for?

Hour Three - Guest: Bart Jones www.steerforth.com Topic: HUGO! The Hugo Chavez Story from Mud Hut to Perpetual Revolution

The FISA FILIBUsTER



Thom Hartmann interviews Senator Chris Dodd on the FISA filibuster 12/18/07

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