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Privatized healthcare spreading to Greece & Spain...

According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's latest health care rankings of the 34 most developed nations in the world, the United States ranks dead last in male life expectancy. We also rank near the very bottom in preventing premature death, infant mortality, total health care coverage, number of practicing doctors, and preventing heart disease deaths. But, here's some good news - at least for those fans of Americanized health care: our world rankings might soon improve. Not because we're radically changing our privatized system that puts profits ahead of people's lives. But because banksters in Europe are forcing several nations that rank ahead of us to ditch their national public health care systems, and replace them with more privatized - and profitable - American-style health care systems.

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Beware of Big Pharma Neocons

Dr. Bruce E. Levine, Get Up, Stand Up, joins Thom Hartmann. ...In the Spring - the American Psychatric Association will be releasing the DSM-5 - the so-called bible of mental disorders and treatments. But is the DSM-5 a tool to help doctors treat their patients - or a tool to help pharmaceutical companies rake in millions?

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The "Crappy" Cruise Includes Paying No Taxes

Neal Asbury, Conscientious Equity, joins Thom Hartmann. Last weekend - the entire nation was apparently riveted by a Carnival Cruise ship's ongoing troubles on the high seas. And CNN quickly became the worldwide leader in this "Crappy" Cruise saga. Another thing that hasn't been mentioned much about the poop ship - is that Carnival cruise lines isn't paying it's fair share in taxes. In fact - over the last five years - the company has posted more than 11 billion in profits - yet only paid an effective tax rate of 1.1%. Might it also remind us that corporations are not paying their fair share in taxes?

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Rigging elections - The GOPers are the Energizer Bunny!

Brad Friedman, The Brad Blog, joins Thom Hartmann. When it comes to rigging elections - Republicans are the Energizer Bunny - they just keep going and going and going and going...

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The Untold Story of the Poop Cruise!

Josh Eidelson, Salon, joins thom Hartmann joins Thom Hartmann. Last week - more than 3000 vacation goers were treated to the "cruise from hell" - when a Carnival cruiseship lost all power - and quickly became a giant floating petri dish. But lost in all of the mainstream media coverage of the cruise to nowhere is the story of Carnival's employees - who are living their own kind of nightmare every day...

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Largest climate rally in US history

Tyson Slocum, Public Citizen, joins Thom Hartmann. Over the weekend - thousands of concerned citizens poured into our nation's capital - to send lawmakers a loud and clear message that now is the time to act when it comes to curbing climate change. What happened at the largest climate change rally in history - and where does the fight to save our planet go from here?

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The plan to burn Dorner alive

Max Blumenthal, Journalist & Author, joins Thom Hartmann. Last week - the Christopher Dorner manhunt came to an end - as the cabin that he was hiding in went up in flames. But was that fire a result of attempts to apprehend Dorner - or part of a plan to make sure he didn't get out alive?

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How to prevent 5th graders from plotting to kill?

The cost of enough guns to arm every adult in a school is about the same as the cost of hiring just one teacher. And those guns will work for year after year, and never ask for pesky things like healthcare or pensions. So, let's all work together to put a gun into the hands of every man, woman, and child in America. After all - What could possibly go wrong?

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Full Show 2/18/13: The Untold Story of the Poop Cruise

Thom talks with journalist Max Blumenthal on what the mainstream media missed covering the Christopher Dorner story. Also discussed: the largest climate rally in US history, the latest from the GOP election rigging campaign and why cruise workers have always been treated unfairly. In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom discusses the massive protest in Spain over talks of privatizing their country's health care system.

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Meet the 102 year old face of voter suppression

Nobody should have to wait in line for hours to vote in an election. But because of the Republican voter fraud witchhunt - that's become reality in America. And the talking heads at Fox So-Called News think that's just fine.

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Rumble - The threat of meteroids from outer space

Horace Cooper, Conservative commentator & Karl Frisch, Democratic Strategist & Patrick Howley, The Daily Caller all join Thom Hartmann.

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Rumble - Elizabeth Warren is kicking Bankster butt!

Horace Cooper, Conservative commentator & Karl Frisch, Democratic Strategist & Patrick Howley, The Daily Caller all join Thom Hartmann.

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Conversations w/Great Minds - Rethinking Money - The Secret of the Swiss Economy P2

Bernard Lietaer & Jacqui Dunne, co-authors, Rethinking Money join Thom Hartmann. During the past four decades - there have been around 10 countries experiencing some kind of financial or monetary crisis each year. Could turning to alternative currencies help relieve some of the burden that nations are facing today - and improve the global economic outlook?

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Conversations w/Great Minds - Rethinking Money - What is Money? P1

Bernard Lietaer & Jacqui Dunne, co-authors, Rethinking Money join Thom Hartmann. During the past four decades - there have been around 10 countries experiencing some kind of financial or monetary crisis each year. Could turning to alternative currencies help relieve some of the burden that nations are facing today - and improve the global economic outlook?

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Full Show 2/15/12: Bankster's Beware. Elizabeth Warren's in the Senate.

Tonight's "Big Picture Rumble" panel discusses Elizabeth Warren's rocking Senatorial debut, whether the US is equipped to handle a legitimate meteor threat and Colorado's efforts for universal background checks. In tonight's "Conversations with Great Minds" Thom talks with authors Bernard Lietaer and Jacqui Dunne on whether alternative currencies may help our world's economies. And in tonight's "Daily Take" Thom explains how 102-year-old Desiline Victor is a symbol of our country's democratic failures.

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"Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became People."

Thom Hartmann Here with an excerpt from my book “Unequal Protection: How corporations became “people” - and how you can fight back.”
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