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Social Security

There was a question on federal workers and Social Security.

I am a retired federal employee - civil service DOD worker. I am on the old defined payment system for retirement and we are only allowed to recieve 40% of allowed Social Security payments since we recieve a monthly retirement check.

The new federal system is a 401k and Social Security system, so there is no limit on Social Security monthly payments.

Voter Suppresion

I realize that today's show is over, but I hope Thom gets to read this. I waited about 20 minutes on hold today to respond to a previous caller who quoted someone he called a Republican strategist (although he didn't recall his name) who had revealed his bigotry openly when questioned about the expected effects of new voter I.D. laws.

7 DAYS UNTIL WE CAN CHANGE THIS CONGRESS AND THE SENATE ON NOVEMBER 4th!

By Richard Greene, Sam Gilman, Jesse Gordon, and Steve Hilton

New Russia Today Documentary on MH-17 this week ending Oct 26

Eyewitnesses claim that they saw a military jet flying in the area at about the same time as MH-17 went down. And the Russians had radar data that showed the SU-24 as well. Also, an SA-11 missile shot from a BUK launcher always leaves a very prominent vapor/exhaust trail all the way up to the target...yet no one saw such a trail nor was such a trail seen in the video showing the MH-17 debris still coming down and it was a clear day.

Democrats should improve your appeal

Democrats need to spend alot more money on speech writers, consultants and any other communication diva you can get.

Flying to a situation and publicizing the absurd stances of Republicans would help.

8 DAYS UNTIL WE CAN CHANGE THIS CONGRESS AND THE SENATE ON NOVEMBER 4th!

How to Be a More Active Progressive in Seven Easy Steps

http://www.forwardprogressives.com/active-progressive-seven-easy-steps/

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What legislation was passed during Nancy Pelosi 112 Congress

http://www.thomhartmann.com/users/politicalview/blog/2010/10/pelosis-do-...

here:

REPUBLICAN FACEBOOK SITES

John Barrasso (R-WY)

https://www.facebook.com/johnbarrasso

Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)

https://www.facebook.com/SaxbyChambliss

Tom Coburn (R-OK)

https://www.facebook.com/teamcoburn

Mike Crapo (R-ID)

https://www.facebook.com/mikecrapo

Ted Cruz (R-TX)

https://www.facebook.com/tedcruzpage

Mike Enzi (R-WY)

HUGE SOLAR FLARE ERUPTS FROM BIGGEST SUNSPOT IN 24 YEARS

Space.com...October 25, 2014

The biggest sunspot on the face of the sun in more than two decades unleashed a major flare on Friday (Oct 24), the fourth intense solar storm from the active star in less than a week.

The solar flare occurred Friday afternoon, reaching it's peak at 5:41 P.M. EDT (2141 GMT), and triggered a strong radio blackout at the time, according to the U.S. Space Weather Prediction Center.

NASA's sun-watching Solar Dynamics Observatory captured stunning video of the huge solar flare.

Love versus Fear

Love is Progressive Part 29: Love versus Fear

As I see it, there are two basic religions: Love and fear.

THE M A X I M U M WAGE ACT OF 2014

Attention Thom HARTMANN, et al:

Be Anti-Gay Crusader Maggie Gallagher for Halloween :)

Halloween costume suggestion from queerty.com: Get one of these wigs and one of these fat suits and — ta-dah! — you’re Maggi

Speech and messaging

The Democrats should spend as much money on speech writers and consultants as the Republicans spend on misleading messages.

9 DAYS UNTIL WE CAN CHANGE THIS CONGRESS AND THE SENATE ON NOVEMBER 4th!

Are midterm elections far more important then presidential elections?

ATTN Thom: Rehashing the Death of The Suburbs

So back in mid to late January during the Conversation with great minds segment Thom had a discussion with Leah Gallagher about her book in regards to the Death of the Suburbs. I was very interested in where this conversation was going to go. Leah touched on a lot of externalities about the motives behind people moving closer to their places of business and likewise but there was nothing mentioned in regard to the lending practices of these banking institutions.

Walker crony Glenn Grothman, Republican from WI’s 6th District, wants to abolish the Weekend.

QUOTE: “Right now in Wisconsin, you're not supposed to work seven days in a row, which is a little ridiculous.”

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Green World Rising

In two previous videos narrated by Leonard DiCaprio and available over at GreenWorldRising.org, we’ve seen the dangers that global warming and climate change present for our planet and the human race.