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ENFORCE ANTI-TRUST LAWS: Monopolies are Anti-Consumer.

The Administration’s argument for allowing Monopolies to persist based upon their ability to - in theory - offer lower prices as a result of economies of scale is incredibly flawed. First off, it’s basically saying we are working for the People by concentrating wealth. Secondly, inherent in such an excuse is the logical that you can forget about relief from higher wages.

Predator State: Dynamics of Obama’s actions on Energy show no regard for the People.

We live in a Predator State: Dynamics of Obama’s actions on Energy show no regard for the People.

"As States Take on Citizens United, Lawrence Lessig Offers Bold Plan to Get Money Out of Politics" ... from Democracy Now!

Professor Lawrence Lessig of Harvard Law School was a guest on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman Wednesday 1/4/12. The interview included discussion of Lessig's new book "Republic Lost : How Money Corrupts Congress And A Plan To Stop It". A lot of his points agreed with Thom Hartmann's views, until Lessig mentioned he felt a Constitutional Convention was necessary to fix our election financing mess ... sounds like he would be a good guest on Thom's show.

http://www.democracynow.org/2012/1/4/as_states_take_on_citizens_united

Cult of Ignorance

Thom was discussing the definition of "cults" on his show today and I tried to call in, but couldn't stay on hold any longer and hung up. A woman called who had been a member of the Mormon church and really did a good job of outlining what a cult is. I would like to possibly define what a cult isn't. The reason is that the Buddhist organization to which I belong has been accused in the past of being a cult, so I and many of our members are a little sensitive to this word and I will attempt to create some understanding.

hemp the miracle plant

More fiber/acre than cotton and it's a longer, stronger, and all around higher quality fiber which also gives it more useful recycle cycles. More oil/acre than corn and the oil (at the high end) retails @ $30.00/qt as a dietary suplement (perfect blend of omega 3,6 and 12) More protein/acre than soy and it's a complete protein with all 12 amino acids in the proper proportions compared with soy's 6 and uptake inhibitors that reduce soy further.

Wrong Turn Romney

Today The Chicago Tribune has an Op-Ed on Obama....

.....and his hometown rag is not being nice—citing first & foremost how with the National Defense Authorization Act he did everything that he had attacked his Republican opponents for doing. A George Washington University Professor is quoted as saying that Obama has eclipsed Nixon. His presidency is ruthlessly examined.

What is a Cult?

Thom accurately claims there are many uses of the term but let's see about the application of the term in religious reference.
A Cult most importantly has "Secret Knowledge". A set of revelations that the core belief contruct translates into what one must do to adhere to the belief outwardly... ( showing adherence being required is another cult indicator)
A Ritual passage from one belief state to another is another indicator..
Outward aggression to non-conforming groups....
Self aggrandizement in face of obvious factual evidence against the Cult's false claims.

Arctic Drilling Plan?: 1st drive prices up with Iran sanctions, 2nd hold public comment period on Arctic Drilling rights.

And all the oil from the Arctic will get exported anyway!

hoy! the shenanigans! does this come with a kiss?!

Public Comment period for Obama’s five year Arctic Drilling plan ends JANUARY 9th, 2012

A recommended response can be found at Save Our Environment.

Also see previous post for additional information.

Obama’s Arctic Drilling Plan: 8 years after Exxon Valdez Oil spill and Natives still cleaning up Oil - only 8% was cleaned up.

Vultures’ Picnic: “Eight years after the spill, Gail and Larry invited me again to stay with them in their cabin. In the morning, I boated out with him and other islanders, to watch them pressure-blast the rancid oil still left at Sleepy Bay. To look at their spattered outfits after an hour, you’d think they’d hit a gusher.”

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Nuclear Plant Has Been Leaking For Four Years

According to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Entergy Corp has allowed highly radioactive waste to leak into a contained area at the FitzPatrick nuclear power plant for the last four years.

The FitzPatrick plant is near Oswego, New York, but the NRC has said that the leak "poses no immediate risks to any residents or the environment."