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COME TOGETHER: Sign the petition, "Americans United for Civility"

Please connect here for information and a link to:Petition: Americans United for Civility

All people of good conscience abhor and are dismayed by the loss of life and shocking events surrounding Saturday’s shooting in Tucson. In our endeavor to comprehend this horrific act of violence, we are engaged in a national discussion on the tenor and consequences of our political discourse.

HELP THE UNEMPLOYED, ESPECIALLY THE 99'ers

I know there is a lot going on, but we must not forget about those without a job and in need of help. Check out www.unemployedworkers.org  They petitioned for the last extensions & they are going to start a petition to help the 99'ers. They have very current info, & you can ask questions & they personally get back to you. ( I know from personal experience) . I'd be working if there were jobs, as I have worked all my life. This is my first time on U.I. since I entered the work force in 1976. We NEED this safety net for the out of work, hard working Americans.

Is Iowa following Arizona's example?

Right now Gov. elect Terry Branstad is weighing his options. He is considering cutting $28 million from Health and Human Services, which would cost considerable number of jobs in mental health care. As I learned on Thoms show today, Jan Brewer cut her mental health care budget by 50% in 2010. As a result of that we have a public mass murder. Can we really expect to do more with less?It Is my sincere hope that Gov. Branstad succeeds in his administration of this great state.

Mitre, Wheeler: it was a Bunny Hit

Bugs, Bunny & Buffalo- I am starting to think Buffalo may have been Wyoming banker Rob A. Morrow, who did a term in Jumper's home town Paris, TX as a bank examiner before coming to Lincoln National in Fort Wayne via the Union Trust and Sullivan State Bank at 32 Court St. (Reeves,Alanar/ Church of Christ bond pyramid). He had rather the appearance of a buffalo, the central figure of the State Seal of Indiana.

MITRE Corporation published a 13 page government manual on bugging, embarassed the Carter Administration.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Carves Out Wetland Exemption For Donor

Parcel Would Be Exempt From Water Quality Standards

Posted: 3:42 pm CST January 12, 2011

Republican Gov. Scott Walker has proposed exempting a parcel of Brown County wetlands owned by a Republican campaign donor from water quality standards.

Relating to right wing's responsibility in creating a violence fertile atmosphere

I suppose metaphor has the capability of drilling down closer to the core in many instaces, depending of course on how slick it is. it just occurred to me that we can simply ask the question:

"YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN BEATING THE DRUM FOR YEARS, NOW YOU ACT SUPRISED WHEN SOMEONE GETS UP TO DANCE?"

THE FARM SECURITY ADMINISTRATION HAD THE FIRST ATTEMPT AT A NATIONAL HEALTH CARE PROGRAM - ELIMINATED BY POLITICS

In the 1930's under FDR's Farm Security Administration there was a real attempt to create a real government run national healthcare program. After World War II this program which was a pilot program for the rural poor during the Great Depression was eventually killed by conservative politics and the AMA.

Michael R. Grey has wriiten extensively about it:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1615088/

Tuesday's show

What was the name of the site from England that talked about Equality?

I heard his re-broadcast and remember only Equality.......com (or org).uk...Can anybody help me?

Angrygrrl (angry that I didn't write it down!)

Guns and MD's in Florida

In today's Palm Beach Post (1-11-2011) p.4A

BILL WOULD BAR DOCTORS FROM ASKING ABOUT GUNS

Current debate in Legislature: Tallahassee - Doctors and other medical providers would be barred from asking patients - or parents of child patients - if they have guns in their home under a measure that promises a major showdown between powerful lobbying groups.....the National rifle association and the

Full Circle with Mirrors

Tragic events bring us back full circle to where we began looking full-face into the mirror. What is it all about? We stop and take stock at where we are now, and where we may go in the future. Blame is placed where blame is due, but all of us bare a collective responsibility for the other in this republic of ours. To be sure it is tough to observe and respond to the various needs of the other. Words can be swords and civil discourse without the animus (spiteful and prejudiced words) is the goal.

Would the recent shooting in Tucson be more or less likely to have happened in an America devoid of special interest cash?

Step back for a moment and ask yourself why the perp “uncle fester” didn’t have access to health insurance covering mental health issues prior to the tragedy and why he was able to get a gun? Answer: special interest groups.

THE JESUS PEOPLE WILL FIGURE OUT WHAT WE'RE DOING BEFORE ITS TOO LATE

We weren't quite ready to implement phase III yet, but "you's people" are far, far more cooperative than we had predicted. Please people, there's much more fun to come before we're ready to move forward with things...

Our biggest applause, as usual, goes out to the Disney people who creatively pound your brain with our message every thirty minutes; demonize men, glamorize women and children, and keep promoting fear while filling your nutritionally-starved brains with tons of important sports talk and info-news.

My post-partisan depression—and how I’d rather be angry.

Can you see the NAACP renting meeting space from the Ku Klux Klan? No? I can’t either.

By the same token, I cannot see how the Democratic club in my town decided to rent monthly meeting space from the local Chamber of Commerce.

Shouldn’t there be limits to cumbaya?

Table from Reducing Social and Health Inequalities Requires Building Social and Political Movements

This document was written by Dr. Dennis Raphael and the table is interesting. Would be great if Thom interviewed Dr. Raphael, or Dr. Vicente Navarro, as well as talking about the Spirit Level book. There is a wide range of study that compliments the Spirit Level.

Tucson Shooting - Stephanie Miller interview of Mr. Sestak

Stephanie, Its an unfortunate reality that Politics is at the center of this tragedy. It is equally unfortunate that my confidence in Washington makes me think that the true scope of this tragedy has yet to be expressed. Your interview with Mr.

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Why the Web of Life is Dying...

Could you survive with just half of your organs? Think about it. What if you had just half your brain, one kidney, half of your heart, one lung, half a liver and only half of your skin? It would be pretty hard to survive right? Sure, you could survive losing just one kidney or half of your liver, but at some point, losing pieces from all of your organs would be too much and you would die.