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  • And Crown Thy Good With Brotherhood

    Sacramento Dave's picture

    The Patriotic Speeches of Romney and Gingrich remind me of a football coaches giving pep talks to their losing team. Romney and Gingrich are blind to the fact (or plainly do not care) that TWENTY FIVE PERCENT OF ALL AMERICAN CHILDREN ARE NOW LIVING IN POVERTY because their parents cannot afford decent food, housing, transportation, or health care.  (This is NOT a sign of a great nation.)The Republican candidates (and the FOX News pundits) are trying to motivate supporters by preaching that America is still the greatest nation in the world.

  • The Subjective Argument for God

    Calperson's picture

    Lots of Thom Hartmann listeners, like most progressives, claim to be both Atheistic and extremely "Scientfic".

  • Appropriate scientific use of "theory" and "hypothesis" may help average citizen understand climate change

    jgaanderson's picture

    Hi Thom,

    Great program as always.  I heard you refer to one of your caller's "hypothesis," that the reason SCOTUS ruled that a warrant is required in the case re GPS tracking may be because the Justices are afraid they are going to be GPS tracked, as a "theory." As I understand it, in the science community, a "theory" is generally accepted data/information/results whereas an "hypothesis" is the speculation about what the data/information/results will/might show.

  • Help!

    misterbear's picture

    On Facebook, my progressive friends have been posting the chart showing the different deficits of Presidents from Reagan to Obama. I have been in a big argument with another poster who claims that the infomation is doctored and I found several other U.S Government sites that appeared to back it up. And I challenged her to show where this is wrong.

  • Newt and Marijuana -- he used it when younger -- introduced Death Penalty bill later for it!

    Caleb's picture

    Go to http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h104-4170&tab=summary to see a summary of the 1996 Bill that Newt introduced calling for the death penalty for "an amount the Attorney General has determined is equal to 100 usual dosage amounts to life imprisonment without possibility of release (or, if the defendant has violated such provision on more th

  • Bank Robbery? The banks proposed deal with the state attorney's general that would ignore thousands of illegally evicted people

    Sacramento Dave's picture

    So the banks are trying to avoid prosecution for illegally foreclosing and illegally evicting thousands of people from their homes by making a deal with state attorneys generals to deal to help struggling homeowners to stay in their homes?   What a sweet deal for the banks!    They already have a problem with too many bank owned foreclosure properties that are bank owned and that they can't sell. the banks policies are causing entire neighborhoods and even cities to be blighted.

  • Just me

    JerryRudy's picture

      Some people are saying now that we are becoming a 3rd world country. I told my wife that we are now a 3rd world country when the Florida courts gave Bush the presidency back in 2000.

  • No.Carolina

    Gene Lewis's picture

    I watched Current TV for election results. Mr. Oberman Interviewed a reporter on poling exit voters. I found his obervation that voters voted for N.g. not because they wanted him butr the Gov.Nikki Haley suports Mitt. R.

  • Of blades and POB's

    Zoktoberfest's picture

    Thom,

    I caught the show today. Of the many topics that grabbed my attention, two were airport security (Rand Paul / box cutters) and the corporate personhood guest debate.

    There is a type of knife (blade) made of ceramic that can be ground to an edge sharper than a steel blade. Ceramic would not trip a metal detector and could be made to look innocuous on an x-ray scan (belt buckle). I bring this up, to concurr with your position that there will always be a way for a determined individual to get something undesirable onboard.

  • Corporations as people

    Kehrenshaft's picture

    If a corporation is a "person" entitiled to the same rights as a person because it is made up of people doesn't that mean that a Gril Scout troop should be considered a person also.  Or how about a baseball team, an AA meeting, or any other gathering of people.