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1 US Vet attempts suicide every 80 minutes

Reon Schutte, former POW/Speaker/Author - "Set Yourself Free" joins Thom Hartmann. According to a new Pentagon report - Our soldiers are dying at an alarming rate, but not in Afghanistan. They're dying right here at home. In the first 155 days of the year - 154 US soldiers have committed suicide - averaging nearly one soldier dying of suicide each day. That's an 18% increase from last year - and the fastest pace in the decade of Bush's two wars. Suicide deaths now occur 50% more often than combat deaths in Afghanistan. And this situation isn't much better for our military veterans. Every 80 minutes in America - a US veteran attempts suicide. Studies suggest multiple tours of duty, PTSD, and misuse of prescription medicine could be behind the surge in military suicides - both among veterans and active duty personnel. Another possible explanation is financial hardship from the Bush Depression. Just like working class Americans - soldiers, too, are having their homes foreclosed on by Romney's bankster friends - even while they're abroad risking their life for the country - or trying to get on economic footing after leaving the military. And tragically in Congress - Republicans and Democrats can't even come together anymore to help our veterans

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The Good, The Bad and the Very Very Flagitiously Ugly!

The Good! *RI Gov. Lincoln Chaffe. Yesterday - Governor Chafee signed a marijuana decriminalization bill into law. While he's technically an independent - he was always expected to sign the bill if it passed by Rhode Island's Assembly. The Bad! *Fox Anchor Brian Kilmeade* On Fox and Friends this morning the "news" anchors had a segment about a US Navy Choir's recent inclusion of women. Well - Kilmeade apparently isn't too happy that the band decided to make that policy - and really isn't happy about women having any rights at all. Take a listen to his reaction - that even caused Gretchen Carlson to walk away...and the Very Very Ugly! *Ron Rosenberg and Crystal Dynamics* Rosenberg and Crystal Dynamics are the creative team behind the new Lara Croft: Tomb Raider game. And - in the beginning of the game - Croft is in a situation where she could be raped - and the gamer will have to save Croft.

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Geeky Science - Diet Sodas Goof Up Your Brain

New research is out - and turns out - sugar free drinks may be bad for your health too.

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Why are Senators Fondling Banksters?

Mike Papantonio, Attorney/Host-Ring of Fire Radio joins Thom Hartmann. So here we have the most notorious bankster in the country coming to testify in front of "we the people's" Senate - amid a populist backlash against Wall Street in the streets - and yet that's all our elected Representatives can muster up? Just pleasantries, compliments, and adoration? Heck, if the hearing would have gone on longer - there may have been some fondling and french kissing.

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Money has Crushed the Voice of People

Zaid Jilani, Republic Report, United Republic, joins Thom Hartmann. Former Gingrich campaign backer and billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is pledging unlimited donations to Mitt Romney's campaign. Is the American democracy dead when billionaires can funnel endless money into politics - and take away the voice of the people?

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Full Show 6/13/12: Romney's a Fascist!

Thom talks austerity and Greece's upcoming election with economist Richard Wolff. Tonight's "Lone Liberal Rumble" panel discusses the use of domestic drones in the US, the latest from Florida's voter purge campaign and why Americans are not allowed to actually own their houses. In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom details why he thinks Mitt Romney is a sociopathic fascist.

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Lone Liberal Rumble - Romney's plan for healthcare reform in the US sucks!

Francesca Chambers, Red Alert Politics & Judson Phillips, Founder-Tea Party Nation join Thom Hartmann. Can Republicans win in November without the help of illegal voter purges - and what exactly is Mitt Romney's plan for healthcare reform in America. That and more in tonight's Lone Liberal Rumble.

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American Democracy vs. The Forces of Fascism

If MItt Romney takes over the White House in November - Fascists will be running the show in Washington DC and across America - I'll tell you why in today's Daily Take. The high-stakes struggle for American Democracy against the forces of Fascism begins today.

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What if the Greek economy is brought to a total collapse?

Professor Richard Wolff, New School University NYC joins Thom Hartmann. Depending on the outcome of this week's election - Greece may soon be departing from the Euro - and facing an even greater financial crisis. Would this be the best move for the Greeks - or is there another way for them to save their economy & rebuild their nation? And what happens to the rest of Europe if the Greek economy is brought to a total collapse?

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The Root of Romney's Comfort with Lying

Psychiatrist DR. Justin Frank - The same man who Analyzed Presidents Bush and Obama - has analyzed Mitt Romney - and says Romney is comfortable lying, in part, because of the way he was raised in his Mormon faith. But could the reason why Romney can't tell the truth be something much more simple - and does it make him unfit to be President.

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Full Show 6/12/12: Spain and Suffering

Thom talks the massive bailout of Spain's banks with economists Max Fraad Wolff and Mark Weisbrot. Also discussed: the latest from Florida's voter purge campaign, whether Republicans will continue to honor and sign the Norquist tax pledge and the latest efforts to end ALEC's "stand your ground" laws. In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom discusses why Americans are not allowed to actually own their houses.

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Abolish all property taxes now!

There's an election today in North Dakota, and what's on the ballot isn't what you'd expect. It's an amendment to the North Dakota constitution to end altogether the property tax in that state. If I lived in north dakota, I'd vote for it. At the same time, and on the other side of the atlantic, there's interesting news out of Ireland this week - the Irish are considering *starting* a property tax - a tax on land. This is something brand new for the Irish, although it has a long history here in the united states. A few years back, i was invited to Ireland to give a speech. On the way back to the airport, a very chatty cab driver asked me a startlingly simple question, "how is it," he asked, "that you Americans aren't allowed to own land?" I asked him what he was talking about - at that time Louise and I owned a home in Atlanta, and the mortgage was nearly paid off. "It's really simple," he said. "Here in ireland I own my home and the government can never take it away from me. But in america you just rent your land from the government, and if you don't pay your property taxes, the government will take your land away and sell the right to pay rent - taxes - on it to somebody else." At that time, there was no property tax in ireland. If you lost your job, you kept your home. If you were wiped out by illness or accident or any other sort of disaster, you kept your home. The government could never take it away from you. It was that way when our nation was founded, as well ...

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Will Republicans go back to the party of borrow & spend soon?

Tanya Marchiol, Conservative Commentator/President-TEAM Investment joins Thom Hartmann. Florida Governor Jeb Bush recently attacked the state of the Republican Party - and went after those legislators who support Grover Norquist's tax pledge. Do Bush's comments signal a change coming in the Republican Party - one that could mean the end of the Tea Party?

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The Deficits Republicans Don't Want to Talk About

I agree with Republicans - America has a deficit problem. It’s just not the same deficit problem Republicans are freaking out about.

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