What a false label this "Pro-Mubarak Protesters" term is! These disrupters are nothing more or less than Mubarak's own state police/secret police force (who happen to be the ones with the horses and camels trained to enter crowds). The longer Mubarak and his police forces (which outnumber the military) are left in control, the more oppression/repression and retaliation murder of Egyptian "progressives" will take place.
Obama has the power to effect that -- the power of the U.S. aid purse strings! Why isn't he using it? Is he saying one thing and doing another?
New Year? New Moon? Groundhog Day? Wow! If that isn't enough to contend with already! Then there's the looming sword hanging over this country's head, unemployment. For those of you who made New Year's resolutions and let them slide as we move into February, there's a 'reset' button called the Lunar New Year, a thousands year-old celebration from our lien holders, the Chinese. Perhaps we can take solace in the fact that we can start over at various times during the year. One biggie resolution of course is putting Americans back to work.
Applies to Obama and his Republicans approach to the Economy and Environment.
I caught yesterday's show on podcast. Thanks Thom for taking on Marbury v Madison. No one ever does that.Thats why you're the best in the business. Only a few realize that the Supreme Court is exercising powers that the Constitution does not give it. Even attorneys and law professors don't realize how radical John Marshall was in that case. They just reinforce his logic in the opinion when they teach it to law students. Judicial Review is the height of activism. Anyway thanks for taking it on. Please do it as often as you can. Your opponent wouldn't even debate you on it. LOL.
As the largest consumer market in the world we have the power to tell corporations to give us jobs & pay us fairly or sell your products in the countries where you take our jobs. Let's see how rich you become selling your products in Pakistan!
We also have the right to make you pay for maintenance (taxes) of our country since you use public services such as roads, police, fire, etc...
It is vara vara suspeecious that the Fed has a bank it monitors in Haiti which is not listed in 1959 and forward in Moody's Manuals of Banking and Finance. NIC says
BANQUE DE L'UNION HAITIENNE, S.A. (1531284)
1959-12-31 BANQUE DE L'UNION HAITIENNE, S.A. located at PORT-AU-PRINCE, 0, HAITI was established as a Foreign Bank the same day that
On Monday, Senator Barrasso from Wyoming and Senator Rockefeller from West Virginia both introduced separate pieces of legislation that would keep the EPA from protecting public health and would allow big polluters to run roughshod over the environment.
No Taxes for churches is Historic? It seems that Thom is mistaken on this. The 1802 law cited seems to have nothing to do Churches it corrects an 1801 law that addressed issues about who had the powerr to level taxes in the newly formed Distric of Columbia.
This blog helps to debunk the Jefferson myth about tax exempt churches.
I am a Senior and have posed this question to many, including our Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, who is part of the lawsuit calling the Affordable Healthcare Act unconstitutional (and have not received an answer). As I understand this bill, if you have insurance, you can keep it, if you don't, then you must purchase from the policies offered by your state and run by private insurers or be penalized, thus preventing people from getting sick before they seek insurance.
Regarding Egypt -- Two things I'd like to see: how to support the protesters and how to criticize the greed of investors who helped cause it.
Very interesting Ed Schultz show tonight on how Goldman Sachs helped raise food prices in needy countries -- Thom talks about this a lot, and both Thom and Ed seem to be spot on! (Thom has talked about this issue for quite a few years.)
1. Is there a donation site to provide food, etc., to the protesters? I sure would do that in a general supportive way. Got Freedom!
Like most of you, I’m here because I think Thom Hartmann is the most intelligent, interesting, and well-informed person on radio. Now, that my ass-kissing is out of the way, I must say I’m sorry that my first entry had to be a self-serving piece of me doing stand up but as a comic there’s nothing worse than having a joke and no one to tell it to. I’m a somewhat disgruntled Baby Boomer, and my material is just filled with disgruntled-ness. Being disgruntled is just one step below a bitter, cranky, old guy.
Part of the Affordable Health Care Act seems to be unconstitutional, at least that's what a judge in Pensacola, Florida has ruled. Judge Roger Vinson a district judge says it violates the "Commerce Clause." He focused his attention on the "individual mandate" that requires people to buy insurance. States rights versus Federal rights will be the issue. Over 25 states have pending lawsuits. To change this discrepancy the entire law needs to be dumped. I wish certain weak parts of the law could be amended. Throwing out the whole law is just plain dumb.