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The Good, The Bad, And the Very, Very Teleophobically Ugly...

The Good! "The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots." Activists around the world fear what could be a SkyNet future - if the worlds' militaries continue their embrace of fully autonomous weaponized machinery. The Guardian is reporting that activists plan to unveil this new campaign against killer robots in April at the British House of Commons. Pointing out the surge in the use of unmanned drones - and a recent report by Human Right Watch that warns about killer robots under development - "The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots" insists this isn't science fiction - and that already in America - more pilots are being trained on drones than actually aircraft. Keep an eye on this movement - it could be very important in the future...especially if the drones ever become...self-aware.

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Are Cats Leaving New Zealand for good?

Gareth Morgan, Cats to Go, joins Thom Hartmann. While the debate over climate change and global warming heats up - pun intended - a variety of solutions have already been proposed to help save our environment. But one environmentalist has proposed a new way to help save our planet - and lets just say it's a little outside of the "litter" box. So - if you think the cat purring on your lap is a furry friend - and not a little devil wreaking all sorts of havoc on our environment - then everything you know might be wrong!

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NRA's Newest Conspiracy Theory on Obama

Tommy Christopher, Mediaite, joins Thom Hartmann. While the Motor City faces economic disaster - Republicans in Michigan are doing all they can to subvert democracy - and rig elections. What can be done to protect the power of the people in Michigan - and stop the endless onslaught of Republican election rigging efforts?

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How gun violence & improving the economy go together...

Elizabeth Parisian, Stand Up! Chicago, joins Thom Hartmann. Is it possible to curb gun violence - improve the economy - and help rebuild the middle-class all in one step? A new report out suggests that it might be

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Will the GOP plan to rig elections in Michigan work?

Pastor D. Alexander Bullock, Rainbow Push/Detroit, joins Thom Hartmann. Over the weekend - Republicans attending Michigan's state GOP convention overwhelmingly approved a plan that would divy up that state's electoral votes. 14 of the state's 16 electoral votes would go to which candidate got the most votes in each congressional district - while the other two would go to the state-wide vote total winner

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Dr. Richard Wolf - DC's Dangerous Game

Dr. Richard Wolf, Democracy At Work, joins Thom Hartmann. Thanks to Republicans and their refusal to close a few tax loopholes for billionaires - it appears that the US is headed for the sequester and for devastating austerity. Given what's happened with austerity in Europe - why are Republicans playing this very dangerous game with our economy?

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Full Show 2/25/13: TSA Now Traumatizing Disabled Toddlers in Strollers

Thom talks with economist Richard Wolff on the parallels of Europe's austerity cuts and our looming sequester cuts. Also discussed: GOP electoral college rigging, how increasing the minimum wage will save lives and what the NRA is doing with a leaked White House memo on gun control. In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom discusses the latest war on terror victim courtesy of the TSA.

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It's Time to Bring Back the Draft for Men & Women

Next month marks the tenth anniversary of the beginning of our war in Iraq - and in these ten years - thousands of Americans have given their lives in the name of our country - while thousands of others are forever changed. How do we make sure a debacle like Iraq never happens again?

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What will Mitt Romney's new show on Fox be called?

Adam Bitely, Net Right Daily & David Pakman, The David Pakman Show & Marc Harrold, Observations of White Noise, all join Thom Hartmann.

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Rumble - Saint Ronnie wanted to cut tax loopholes for wealthy!

Adam Bitely, Net Right Daily & David Pakman, The David Pakman Show & Marc Harrold, Observations of White Noise, all join Thom Hartmann. Why won't Republicans come to the table to close the tax loopholes that let millionaires and billionaires pay less in taxes than hard-working Americans - many of whom are struggling to survive?

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Conversations w/Great Minds Eyal Press, P2

Eyal Press, Beautiful Souls: Saying No, Breaking Ranks, and Heeding the Voice of Conscience in Dark Times joins Thom Hartmann. For Tonight's Conversations with Great Minds...we examine the question of what leads people to stand up - dissent - and show true moral courage during times of crisis - especially when there's great risk in doing so. What's drives these resisters - whistblowers - conscientious objectors - who throughout history have tried to warn entire societies of the risk of succumbing to authority and convention. It's a question tonight's guest sought ought to answer - by going all the way back to World War 2 and telling stories of those who've defied the Nazis. And later - stories of those who defied their own communities and governments and set their guns downs rather than fight a way they didn't believe in. And those who today are taking on Corporate America. Eyal Press is a journalist and author whose work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, and The Nation. He is a past recipient of the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. And he is the author of the book we'll explore tonight - Beautiful Souls: Saying No, Breaking Ranks, and Heeding the Voice of Conscience in Dark Times"

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Conversations w/Great Minds Eyal Press, P1

What drives resisters, whistleblowers and conscientious objectors? P1 Eyal Press, Beautiful Souls: Saying No, Breaking Ranks, and Heeding the Voice of Conscience in Dark Times joins Thom Hartmann. For Tonight's Conversations with Great Minds...we examine the question of what leads people to stand up - dissent - and show true moral courage during times of crisis - especially when there's great risk in doing so. What's drives these resisters - whistblowers - conscientious objectors - who throughout history have tried to warn entire societies of the risk of succumbing to authority and convention. It's a question tonight's guest sought ought to answer - by going all the way back to World War 2 and telling stories of those who've defied the Nazis. And later - stories of those who defied their own communities and governments and set their guns downs rather than fight a way they didn't believe in. And those who today are taking on Corporate America. Eyal Press is a journalist and author whose work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, and The Nation. He is a past recipient of the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. And he is the author of the book we'll explore tonight - Beautiful Souls: Saying No, Breaking Ranks, and Heeding the Voice of Conscience in Dark Times"

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Full Show 2/22/12: The Draft: A War Killer

Tonight's "Big Picture Rumble" panel discusses how growing wealth inequality has been driven by the low capital gains tax rate, how Republicans in Congress are benefiting from our country's private prisons and another argument from the gun nuts on why Americans need to be armed. In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom explains how we need to reinstate the draft in order to have less war and kill the military industrial complex.

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The single greatest driver of income inequality

A new study out today on income equality is a major blow to the GOP's argument on the sequester. It's the wealth inequality, stupid! Forget about the sequester - if we really want to rebuild our economy and strengthen the middle class - we need to tackle the epidemic of income inequality in this country.

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GOP: The Establishment Vs. The Grassroots

Austin Petersen, FreedomWorks, joins Thom Hartmann. Rand Paul vs. Marco Rubio vs. Barack Obama. After President Obama gave his State of the Union speech last week - Republican senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul gave seperate responses to the speech. Is this an indication of the growing divide within the Republican Party - and will the rift between establishment Republicans and everyone else continue to grow?

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Corporations outspend taxpayers in Congress...

You may be surprised to learn that we spend about $2 billion dollars a year on our dysfunctional Congress. However, it's even more surprising to learn that corporate lobbyists spend even more to buy off our federal lawmakers.

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