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"It is impossible to describe yourself as free when you are constantly watched."

"SACRIFICING THE VULNERABLE, FROM GAZA TO AMERICA" by Chris Hedges, truthdig.com, RiseUpTimes

http://riseuptimes.org/2014/09/16/chris-hedges-sacrificing-the-vulnerable-from-gaza-to-america/

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Perhaps the terrorist group should be called IS, but that would depend upon what the definition of is is.

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Tell Assholes in Congress: Ban Corporations that Go Offshore from Getting U.S. Government Contracts

https://www.credomobilize.com/petitions/tell-congress-ban-corporations-that-go-offshore-from-getting-u-s-government-contracts

Tell Assholes in Congress: Ban Corporations that Go Offshore from Getting U.S. Government Contracts

https://www.credomobilize.com/petitions/tell-congress-ban-corporations-that-go-offshore-from-getting-u-s-government-contracts

If money is speech, then no speech is free?

Earlier today a caller to Thom's show provided what Thom called a "brilliant" statement, "If money is speech, then no speech is free." Bypassing the idea that no money is free and that one can freely use money as (political) speech, the easy counter to this idea is that anyone with a voice or a pen or a keyboard can make their speech heard, especially to their government representatives. The true reality is that for some, their pockets are deeper, their contributions larger, and thus their speech is louder, much louder.

Whast Happened to Thom?

9/19/14

I live in Portland, Oregon and have not been able to watch the "Thom Hartmann" program on Television Channel 29 At 4:00 P.M. this week. It usually comes on before "Democracy Now!," and I usually watch "Democracy Now!" At 8:00 A.M.

Hey, Thom. Were you taken off the air against your will?

Thanks,

Jean

"Theodore"

Whast Happened to Thom?

9/19/14

I live in Portland, Oregon and have not been able to watch the "Thom Hartmann" program on Television Channel 29 At 4:00 P.M. this week. It usually comes on before "Democracy Now!," and I usually watch "Democracy Now!" At 8:00 A.M.

Hey, Thom. Were you taken off the air against your will?

Thanks,

Jean

"Theodore"

Koch Industries on the Defense

At least in our region, we are beginning to see TV adds touting the contributions of Koch Industries to the economy. Just like the BP billion dollar public relations campaign to salvage their brand, the brothers Koch are also worried. Harry Reid, Bernie Sanders and Tom Hartmann need to keep exposing these folks for the Neo-John Birch Society lovers that they are. Don't buy their brands!. Keep outing them for who they are.

Letter to Congress regarding upcoming Open Internet legisltion

Must show up @ Fracking Conference in Pittsburgh on Sep.24th!!

The David L. Lawrence Convention Center will host more than 2000 stakeholders of the Shale gas industry. Speakers include BILL RICHARDSON, (!!!), Dana Perino, CEO of XTO Corp: Randy Cleveland, Tom Ridge 43rd. Governor of Pennsylvania, Stephen Moore from Heritage Foundation, Frank Semple CEO of MarkWest Endrgy partner and so on..Please announce it and lets Disrupt it!!

Sept.24-25th Pittsburgh "SHALE INSIGHT 2014"

Something Less Gruesome

Redundancies can be a bore

In the 2nd century of war.

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Tart Insta Toots dissed a peer

Because we took the bee in our bonnets & stuck it in her ear.

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Teeter taught 'er daughter

To keep the teeter tauter.

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She wanted to be 5'4" like her mother and her sister

She worked very hard on it until she got a blister

In frustration she consulted her fiance Mister Lister

He washed his face & hands of it, then he kissed 'er.

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Who said this?

Inspection- "Everyone I Know is Going Away"

 Isn't it odd how some of what parents, friends and former lovers say to us slips away: becomes almost invisible, silent... yet some seeps deep into our souls and never lets us go.
 I don't have an eidetic memory, but when it comes to long term memory: close. And, as with all Inspection columns, there are political, social even religious points to be made here. Hold on. I'll get there.

Obamanation: “Instead of QE, the Fed Could Have Given $56,000 to Every Household in America”

Again, money trickles up in our nation’s banking system. If you want to give money to “Wall St” banks you can route it through Main St and it will trickle up. This, together with a gov’t assisted bankruptcy that would completely re-staff “troubled” banks (including board members and hopefully major stockholders), also could have been done with the $16 trillion in bail out cash that Obama helped distribute. But it didn’t happen that way under the Democrats.

Florida??? Should doctor's be able to talk about gun safety with patients?

Recent shooting involving 6 dead children:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/09/19/bell-florida-shooting/

Florida recent license law for doctor's about guns: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/30/upshot/do-you-own-a-gun-in-florida-doctors-cant-ask-you-that.html?_r=0

abortion. a pragmatic, secular view

Abortion has become in many societies a pivotal issue which locks those who support equal rights with those who wish to control others by religious/ultra conservative principles.

Many Western cultures allow abortion by choice, while a few, largely Roman Catholic, it would appear, do not. In some countries, abortion clinics have been the victims of extreme violence. Women still die in the hands of back-street abortionists as they have no other reasonable choice.

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GOP Blocks Equal Pay...again.

Just in time for election season, Senate Republicans blocked legislation aimed at closing the gender pay gap. For the third time since 2012, Republicans refused to allow debate on the Paycheck Fairness Act, and reminded women that the GOP doesn't believe in equal pay for equal work.