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Worlds Happiest Countries story

Not sure if you have seen the story which I think was originally in Forbes about worlds happiest countries. Here is link--


It appears the blogger, Zenzoe, has been denied access to the Thom Hartmann Community. I am outraged. Rarely does one find such intelligence, humor, and insight combined in such an honest way. That such a one should be banned from a progressive site is ludicrous. Certainly this decision is not made arbitrarily by one person? I appeal to your sense of decency and fairness.

The Collapse of Capitalism, Part One: Planned Obsolescence

by Phil Polizatto | WWH-I have always believed that Capitalism is doomed to fail. Well, actually, I guess there are a few who think it’s a great success and the cat’s meow and all that, but if anyone thinks it is meant to be a system that satisfies people’s basic needs, it is a miserable failure.

Response to the Holocene Mass Extinction - Obama's disgrace

The average annual number of species protected by the Clinton Administration = 65

The average annual number of species protected by the G.H.W. "Human Filth" Bush Administration = 58

The average annual number of species protected by the Obama Administration = 26

The number of species stuck on the "candidate" waiting list for Endangered Species Act Protection even though the Obama$$$ Administration admits they could go extinct there = 254

The number of species that have gone extinct after being listed as a "candidate" = 24

Shame on you Obama$$$

January 26, 2011 Green Empowerment Zones Mean Jobs for Communities of Color

Marc H. Morial
President and CEO
National Urban League

PTSD and the Paratrooper

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They Call it Advertising

January 26

A Capital Idea Part 54: They Call it Advertising

Today's post is more about labels than anything else. I have recently called for restrictions on advertising and lobbying already. I think this is a good time to examine the memes being used by society and how these memes are being used to mislead us.

Concerning math and science education K-12

There doesn't seem to be much controversy as to whether there should be a major upgrade in math and science education. The STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) initiative is a positive goal begging the question of how?

Helpers of the Muckleshoots

I see that certain tribes were deliberately forced from their trades, fishing, ranching, hunting, and agriculture into the casino business. This was done by industrial engineering, draining, mining and agriculture which polluted the ecosystems which were supposed to sustain the reserved lands.

Freaky Flying Objects_VOL1 January 24-25, 2011

Here we have the first installment of FREAKY FLYING OBJECTS_VOL1 January 24-25, 2011. If you get up early before sunrise if the sky is clear, you too can witness FREAKY FLYING OBJECTS! It's easy, just go OUTSIDE and watch the sky!

OK, #1 is an early morning 5 second shot of what leaves those chemtrails.

#2 is a DAYTIME shot with the sun behind the trees with just objects, not really freaky and I can't tell if they were moving or not.

Paul Ryan's Tax Reform?

Sorry, but I don't understand from where Thom is getting his figures for Ryan's proposed tax rates--does anyone know? When I read Ryan's plan for tax reform, I see only two rates: 10% up to $100,000, and 25% over that. What is Thom talking about? Just a question...

On Talking to Conservatives

I was listening to the show last week, and Thom raised the question: “Is it possible to talk to conservatives?” Sadly, I was unable to listen to all of the calls, but, I did hear Thom's comment about how many people in the chat room were seemingly hostile to the idea that we can talk with conservatives, rank-and-file Republicans and the Tea Party folks.

"effective demand"

Thom you are correct, it is demand that drives the economy; In Dr. Miller's book "A Plan for America", effective demand is quantitatively analyzed; an excellent read on how to restore our democratic republic. Great show.

Meditation over Medication

by Diana May Waldman |

Brazil: Second only to India as fastest growing world economy

OK Lefties,

View this video on the Ford Assembly Plant in Brazil. I'm interested in hearing your comments. Pay special attention to the end of the video.

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GOP Blocks Equal Pay...again.

Just in time for election season, Senate Republicans blocked legislation aimed at closing the gender pay gap. For the third time since 2012, Republicans refused to allow debate on the Paycheck Fairness Act, and reminded women that the GOP doesn't believe in equal pay for equal work.