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  • Elizabeth Warren Demands FBI Director - Why DOJ Didn’t Prosecute Banksters? Will They Ever be Prosecuted?   4 hours 9 min ago

    I agree with the TxPeon above. We will only prosecute the banksters when we get money OUT of gov't. Certainly not, as long as the Oligarchs of Corporatocracy, of the GOP, in particular, are in congress. The DNC is not much better, but the Progressive wing begins to see the light of the peoples' eyes on the truth. The people are more enlightened because of Senator Bernie Sanders's campaign. Now, we need Sen. Eliz. Warren to be Sectretary of the Treasury and for all the people to press the corruption of Wall St. up against the wall with regulations. Hopefully, Trump will have destroyed the insanely corrupt GOP by Nov. 8th and hopefully, Sec. Clinton has seen the light that Bernie shined on truth to expose the Banksters and her closeness to Wall St. We have to hope, because CLIMATE CRISIS CATASTROPHE is headed our way shortly, and the future of life on this planet is hotly at stake NOW. We are barreling down on Climate Catastrophe and a Sixth Extinction like a speeding train with brakes gone foul. TO SAVE EVERYTHING WE NEED EVERYONE, NOW! Watch www.GreenWorldRising.org. ONLY the political will is lacking to save civilization, and our beloved children, but millions care and are aware, especially Thom Hartmann, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bill McKibben, Rev. Yearwood of the Hip Hop Nation, Black Lives Matter, and our brave Native Ameicans at the Dakota Access Pipeline WATER & LAND PROTECTION ACTION and the millenials who were for Bernie, but now should be pragmatic like Bernie & vote Clinton so we can continue The Peoples Political Revolution. With Trump we'd have a Police State with no recourse to protest without be shot or arrested. Support our Native Sioux & other tribal nations in Dakota & elsewhere! It's better to light one candle than rage against the darkness. Get out & StopTrump!
    Editor: http://www.eco-poetry.org/climate_crisis-is-here.html

  • 40 Years of Reaganism Behind This Disastrous Train Crash   4 hours 28 min ago

    Or, while waiting for Positive Train Control, simply hire another engineer to ride along in the cab and take over when the regular engineer is distracted or disabled. We'd increase the number of jobs and add another potential home owner and tax payer.

  • 40 Years of Reaganism Behind This Disastrous Train Crash   6 hours 49 min ago

    Obviously the Bush tax cuts are part of the Reagan trickle down swindle/ideology, and one stat I was able to dig up indicates that just from 2001-2010 these cuts ended up costing the treasury 2.5 trillion. That's a lot of infrastructure money that wasn't! During that same time period a massive number of jobs went overseas and we had a economic crash.....that's trickle down.

    Yet here we are in 2016 with the Trump/Ryan team wanting to keep America down again with that same old trickle down economy.

    Clinton however has stated she wants to make America fair again by ending the insanity of trickle down..... !!!

    BTW: Why isn't the media indicating which candidate Putin is trying to put in power with the voting machine hacks? We'd certainly hear all about it if Clinton was his chioce...!

  • United States Postal Service... Why will it someday close??? You will be surprised why???   7 hours 2 min ago

    I quit the postal service.

    I wanted life employment and a pleasant work environment.

    On departure of the Postal Service they gave a resignation form with a chance to comment. I did not leave a comment.

    As always the best method to change anything is as a citizen.

    The next Postal Strike needs to originate from the informed public writing their US Congress for better working conditions in the Postal Service.

    The most important item to change is management accountability to treat employees with respect and no falsification of delivery/attempts and times. The no falsification delivery/attempts and times would allow for hiring of more people. Allowing for help to be hired this would create a safe working environment. The staff shortages create a very unsafe work environment.

    The last day where I begged for help it was almost like management ganged up on me with 4 supervisors hovering over me with shouting and yelling. But at the same time there were moments of being shunned. As I begged for help that was the moments shunned or being ignored supervisors walking away.

    One note that I wanted to write earlier is the one about the supervisors. The supervisors think they are creating efficiency and productivity. The real reason for the supervisors acting and behaving this way is because they are there to make sure the Postal Service goes out of business. High rate in turnover in employees will create instability and lower quality - increasing customer complaints - creating a need for US Congress to seek better solutions.

    The other note is about the supervisors. The supervisors are under tremendous pressure as well. I know this because I saw two separate supervisors with small tears in their eyes. Another supervisor wanted to go back to his original job title.

    Read about the toxic work environment of the United States Postal Service. The toxic work environment of the United States Postal Service is real and I survived it.

    People will ask me, why does my letter carrier always seem happy? I reply, “Because we are away from management”.

    I talked to some letter carriers that actually have nightmares about not being able to deliver the mail before time runs out of the day.

  • 40 Years of Reaganism Behind This Disastrous Train Crash   7 hours 6 min ago

    Thom, you're right on the money - or lack of money. All modern modes of transportation - even outomobiles - have or are moving towards autopilot, except the OLDEST one, railroads. Yet, they have had electrical signaling for over 100 years, it just hasn't made the jump INTO the train itself. There's no excuse for holding PTC back anymore.

  • 40 Years of Reaganism Behind This Disastrous Train Crash   7 hours 48 min ago

    There is no real need for states (or even local communities) to depend on revenue sharing from the Federal government to fund the cost of infrastructure. Years ago I heard a one-time deputy mayor of New York City named Phil Findelstein give a speech on how any city could raise the revenue needed and even reduce those taxes that impose heavy deadweight losses on an economy. He said that taxes should be greatly reduced or eliminated on property improvements, on sales of goods and services and even on income derived from wages. What he told the audience was simple. What communities have to offer is a location, and the values of locations are based on both natural advantages (e.g., an excellent harbor, moderate weather, nearness to recreational areas, etc.) and human-created advantages associated with infrastructure and cultural amenities. Every location (i.e., every parcel or tract of land) has some potential annual rental value as determined by market forces. This value is not created by what any individual owner does or does not do to improve the location held. If only communities would collect this value, the result would be to eliminate the potential to profit from hoarding land or speculating in land rather than bringing land to its highest, best use. Economists who understand the economics of taxation and how land markets operate estimate that "location rent" comprises as much as one-third of GDP. In short, changing the way government raises revenue by moving to a land-only property tax base would provide a huge fund from which infrastructure improvements could be easily paid for.

    Edward J. Dodson, M.L.A. / Director / School of Cooperative Individualism / www.cooperative-individualism.org

  • Is bulk mail or junk mail environmental? NO... How to stop Junk Mail?   8 hours 5 min ago

    How about an App on your smart phone that scan barcodes on the mail and blocks the mail from that source?

    An app with a per piece of mail scanned for a price of 25 cents to 1 dollar.

    The barcode then sends an automatic message to the distributor to stop mail.

    That would be an awesome App.

    If there is 500,000,000 pieces of mail delivered each day and a modest amount of the mail is junk at 60%. That means this app would have projected profits of $150,000,000 until all junk mail is blocked.

  • Suffering in Great Hill also known as Massachusetts.   8 hours 18 min ago
  • Suffering in Great Hill also known as Massachusetts.   8 hours 24 min ago

    Boston or Eastern Massachusetts has the worst Highway system.

    http://www.wcvb.com/news/massachusetts-highway-system-among-the-worst-in...

  • The Deplorables Perpetuate Their Own Fates   9 hours 28 min ago
  • Carbon 14   9 hours 39 min ago

    I just listened to the Carbon 14 conversation with Harvey Wasserman and was a bit perplexed about how Carbon 14 is emitted from nuclear plants. They are a closed loop system and do not emit. I am not a pro nuker (as attested in my many Forum posts that have been deleted) but his discussion of Carbon 14 emitted by nuclear power plants made no sense.

  • 40 Years of Reaganism Behind This Disastrous Train Crash   9 hours 45 min ago

    When the 1% ride AMTRAK then it will be improved. The 1% aviation airports for their private jets are among the best in the world. Many better than the commercial airports. Cities that I have worked in such as Busan, Seoul, Shanghai and Tapei have excellant subway systems and they are very reasonably priced. The middle class has cheap, clean and efficient transportaion. Our cities do not compare. Other countries have high speed rail. Ours has a rusted run down system.

  • 40 Years of Reaganism Behind This Disastrous Train Crash   10 hours 15 min ago

    Would add one point.

    US resources have been funneled into huge military budgets under BOTH parties for decades.

    The American Empire is in over 140 countries with a budget exceeding the sum of that spent on defense by at least the next 8 other countries.

    Repubs may rouse their base with "beef up our military" but the dems are right beside them on voting the money for war.

    ct

  • My top 7 debate questions tonight, ranked by importance ...   14 hours 28 min ago

    8. How do you propose to bring back American Manufacturing jobs?

  • Trump Makes the Case Against Himself In Debate: Says his business credentials are his key asset.   14 hours 35 min ago
  • Full Show 9/28/16: Blame Reagan for Salmonella?!?   18 hours 11 min ago

    Hillary’s Toothmarks

    {… a limerick …}

    Our sky has been bright and clear

    since Hillary chewed Donald’s rear.

    Since then he’s crabby

    ‘cause his -***- is scabby

    from toothmarks of Hill. Give a cheer!! …

    … *** {This word was deleted by the editor.}

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  • Why It Is Still Happening in Kansas   19 hours 54 min ago

    Interesting comment....with the election of war hawk Hillary, that is probably the same scenario we have to look forward to. That is, paying off war debts.

  • When American Presidents Protect Foreign Governments...   21 hours 28 min ago

    This has absolutely nothing to do with 9/11 or Saudi Arabia. It is just an attack on the sovereignty of nations that is draped in a flag and sold off under the guise of patriotism. It paves the way and provides legal precedent for the corporate tribunals and incoming flood of lawsuits by corporations against countries for infringing on their profit margins. It is just sad that TPP-loving Obama is the only one who has the brains and the balls to call it out for being a wolf in red-white-and-blue clothing.

    It is obvious even to the brain-dead members of Congress that Saudi will never pay out a dime from the oncoming dog and pony show. If Congress cared about holding Saudi accountable, it would have taking the original investigation seriously and responded with sanctions. It is the multinational corporations that will hold all of the power and wealth in the 21st century, and this is just one more step in elevating them above individual countries in the pecking order.

  • Full Show 9/28/16: Blame Reagan for Salmonella?!?   21 hours 33 min ago

    News: a Synopsis of the

    {… a limerick …}

    The media remind that: {1} There’s

    troubles in Otherwheres

    {so not just here

    in Our little sphere} …

    … and {2} About ‘em our government errs.

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  • Full Show 9/28/16: Blame Reagan for Salmonella?!?   21 hours 37 min ago

    The Donald’s a Farce

    {… a rhyme …}

    The Donald shows his arse,

    and obviously he’s a farce, -

    - yet he has his lauders

    and his antics’ applauders.

    What if he WINS? Egad.

    My head it SPINS: He’s bad.

    ======================

  • Full Show 9/28/16: Blame Reagan for Salmonella?!?   21 hours 44 min ago

    Trumpisms

    {a limerick}

    Pundits they rage criticisms

    of The Donald’s destructive Trump-isms:

    He stimulates schisms

    with deceitful sophisms

    and fascism’s ugly race-isms.

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  • America Is a Country - Not a Business!   1 day 5 hours ago

    Here's what United States citizens get from the country being run like a business:

    "In the United States the minimum wage is just 37 percent of the median wage. In a comparison of 28 countries we ranked 26th, above only Mexico and the Czech Republic." Politifact

    BTW: The United States is the wealthiest counrty on the planet!

    Trump has repeatedly said that "wages are too high" in the United States, and he may get elected President because of low wage Red State voters. ....just shoot me!

  • America Is a Country - Not a Business!   1 day 5 hours ago

    You're right, America is not a business; it is a commodity to be acquired and traded at a profit by businesses owned and run primarily by despots. Our duty is, as is the duty of all of the peons of our planet, to defer to the Despots, to make sure they always get what they desire at a competitive price and to not rock the boat. To inconvenience a Despot is just wrong and we all know it; there is no more selfish or sinful--yes sinful--act a peon can commit. Let us pray to God to grant us the timidity to defer always to the will of the nearest Despot. Amen.

  • America Is a Country - Not a Business!   1 day 7 hours ago

    Government provides the framework in which businesses and corporations operate. It's come to the point where business doesn't want government telling them what they can or cannot do, in other words, setting limits on behavior yet they want all the good things that government provides. All of us operate within limits, yet corporations, which claim to be persons when it is convenient, don't want any limits imposed on them. They want to have their cake and eat it too. It's about time the tail stopped wagging the dog. For too long Republicans have pushed this narrative that government is an enemy and any regulation for the good of society is unfair to business. It's nonsense.

  • America Is a Country - Not a Business!   1 day 7 hours ago

    Funny Thom would bring up Roundup, glyphosate, it kills bacteria disproportionally favoring Salmonella and E. Coli over more common soil communities, do those ring a bell?

    So using Roundup's glyphosate is causing perhaps 80% of the infections over what would happen in organic-natural soils, it's patented as a biocide, kills anything, eh?

    Following the money it's not just the chicken farmers affecting the decision a distinct probability, eh?

    This is the mandatory video on the biological pathways altered by Roundup that cause so many health problems; with Jeffery restating the complexity so we can get what Stephanie explains technically:

    "The Health Dangers of Roundup (glyphosate) Herbicide. Jeffrey Smith & Stephanie Seneff"; 1:05:42; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_AHLDXF5aw

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40 Years of Reaganism Behind This Disastrous Train Crash

A train derailed and crashed into a station in Hoboken, New Jersey during rush hour this morning, reportedly leaving at least one person dead and more than 100 others injured.

After everyone was rescued from the train, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie called into CNN and expressed concern and confusion about the accident, asking "How could this happen?"