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Our Dying Planet: We’re committed to a protracted genocide started by the 1% against the 99% with the climate and environment serving as the instruments of death.

But a genocide none the less. The motivation wasn't religious hatred, but something much more powerful - greed.

Crimes Against Humanity.

Kathleen Chippi

9/11 Truth is not a joke

I listen to your radio show every day via podcast, and on last Friday's show (2/20) you had a caller who strongly disagreed with you about who was responsible for 9/11. I also disagree with you, but I'm not going to try to convince you that the Twin Towers AND Building 7 (which no airplane hit) were taken down by explosives. You already have your mind made up, but what makes you think you know more than the hundreds of architects and engineers who have thoroughly studied this issue?

Economics Conf NYC March 13-14 Noted Speakers $20

The New York Review of Books and some others are sponsoring what looks like an ourstanding conference. At least 2 Nobel Prize winners are speaking.

Here is the conference announcement.

BREAKING: Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill


WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has vetoed a Republican bill forcing the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

The White House sent notice of the veto to the Senate on Tuesday, shortly after the bill was received at the White House.

It's the third veto of Obama's presidency.

The move puts a freeze on a top GOP priority, at least for now.

Blue Jeans in High Places

On today's program, a caller suggested we should adopt a new brand for progressive Democrats. His suggestion was "Blue Coats." The idea isn't new.

Inspection- "Hulk SMASH!"

The Marquis de Sade: Hero to the Left?

Most conservatives I have run across tend to confound liberalism with libertinism. the Marquis de Sade was a libertine of an all-too-common variety: because he associated all things forbidden with each other he mistook his own indulgence for a form of personal liberation. Astonishingly even today he is remembered as having been imprisoned for publishing "naughty" literature. But his most famous work was penned while he was in prison, for raping and torturing peasants. Three successive regimes, including both monarchist and secular imprisoned him.

Rahm Emmanuel: 1% Mayor is Bad for the People of Chicago

Thom: you are usually 'spot on' for progressive political issues. On Chicago's 1% Mayoral Candidate, Rahm Emmanuel, you are so very wrong! Please inform yourself.

For an excellent overview, go to "Democracy Now,"Feb. 23, 2015 interview with Rick Perlstein:

Read anything by "Chicago Reader's" Ben Jarovsky (for example:

Climate Change Scientifically is At Least Ambiguous

It turns out leftist conventional wisdom on the subject is significantly groupthink of an erroneous nature and climate change is ambiguous.


"Yonder sky that has wept tears of compassion upon my people for centuries untold, and which to us appears changeless and eternal, may change. Today is fair. Tomorrow it may be overcast with clouds.

[quote]My words are like the stars that never change.

Whatever Seattle says, the great chief at Washington can rely upon with as much certainty as he can upon the return of the sun or the seasons.

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Welcome to the New Corporate Feudalism

Feudalism is back, with a vengeance.

Right now, the Wisconsin legislature is considering a bill that would make Wisconsin the nation’s 25th right-to-work-for-less state. All signs point to this bill becoming law. The state senate passed it by a margin of 17 to 15 last week, and Republican Governor Scott Walker, who supports right-to-work-for-less laws, said he will sign it if it reaches his desk.