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Is denial of, or acts in seeming disregard for, Global Warming now a matter of violating National Security?

food and water shortages, deaths from violant weather, rising sea levels reducing usable surface area of the country...

Gov't seems hell bent on not acting appropriately against fossil fuels but instead continues to arm itself against the Public's rights and the Public's best interests.

THE PRESIDENT

Obama’s Justice Department takes steps to help BP reduce it’s civil fine under Clean Water Act.

PUT THEM ALL IN JAIL INCLUDING OBAMA!

http://news.yahoo.com/u-bp-evidence-size-gulf-oil-spill-222043427.html

just how much would it cost?

IF the gabillionaires would spend a little and buy up all cable networks and give it to us for free. In exchange for allowing them to buy the cable networks, for that we get the fact checking ability to correct fraud on those programs by having a place to place complaints and track it online. Why do that? well they own it all allready without telling us, except your show of course. And if cable was free, each person would then have about about a $1,000 extra to spend on the crap they try to sell us in commericals. which ends up being hundreds of millions of extra income for rich people.

Obama and Solar Panels at the White House

I want to respond to something I heard on the show 3/5. Thom said that when offered the chance to replace the solar panels that President Carter had put on the roof of the White House, President Obama declined to do it. Thom said that he felt that President Obama didn't want to do anything to make him appear like President Carter. However, in Daniel Yergin's book The Quest, he writes that in 2010 President Obama had new solar panels installed on the roof of the White House. His source is a NYT article on 10/6/10 and a Christian Science Monitor article on 9/10/10.

Great insight by Thom -- why longer primaries hurt Republicans but help Democrats.

Thom's point was this and I hadn't heard it before or since -- The reason long primaries hurt the Republicans is that with long primaries we discover what the Republican candidates really believe about issues and how they will govern!

And why it helps Democrats is that we learn more and more about how they view issues and what they think about ithe responsibilities of governing.

Welfare Kings and Barons - Foreign and US Insurance Companies Cashing in From Our Farm Subsidies

The recent focus here on a 'solo' welfare queen incident is a reminder of how someone may get focused on a small abuse - while overlooking the larger, more frequent, staggeringly costly, seriously systemic abuse which is not equivalent - or even close - in the total costs to taxpayers. As told in this story below. "Foreign and US Insurance Companies Cashing in From Our Farm Subsidies" gives examples of Corporate Well-fare Programs.

This what going to go on in November 2,2010

(April 19,2012, & it is not right ! but it is the Truth or if the American-people fight back than& Mr.Obama will get in. There are Three Types of Republicans: 1) Millionaires: (Looke at Mitt Romney ? do you know Mitt told the Americans the Thruth on how much he pay tax (.14%) 2) Suchers: ( do you Re-Call November 2,2010) ? , I do. 3) "Lier" (the Republicans told the Americans-people there will be jobs for all of you) !

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What’s the US become when you can’t even count on a Democrat paying a Hooker a Fair Wage?!?

…and the only alternative is Republican Filth!!!

THE OPPOSITE PARTY = GOP

It seems everything the GOP says is opposite of reality. As evidenced by:

Seriously, what have current Republicans advocated to help the average American person?

Thom asks this question from time and it is a question we should ask regularly.

At one point Thom had an okay response -- George W. was for an AIDS program in Africa -- of course it was underfunded, etc.

But frankly, what are the Republicans for that hehlp the average American?

Water? Air? Education? Safety? Health?

ALEC

Unfortunately, they have been successful in getting those bills approved in many States. Now the battle will be to repeal them.

W.O.R.M and Top 10%’r Herb Kohl gives Barrett campaign his “kiss of death” endorsement

You may recall Uber Millionaire Herb Kohl represented the State in the Senate during the collapse of the Country into a pile of concentrated wealth. Yea, I know, surprise!

Another Oligarch gets let off easy: Obama makes good on promise to keep BP’s damages to Gulf States below $20 Billion with $7.8 B damage settlement

Would have been nice to see aggregate demand restored in the effected states, but oh well, wealth concentration and oligarchs come first.

How Do You Have Freedom If You Don’t Have Healthcare?

Unless it's replaced with something better - like single-payer - repealing Obamacare will make life miserable for millions of Americans.