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Ask President Obama To Stop Ignoring the Crime of Organized Stalking!

Why is President Obama in complete denial about organized stalking?

The United States Department of Justice's own figures show that it is a very real crime with hundreds of thousands of very real victims each year.

So why hasn't the Justice Department ever prosecuted a multi-stalker case?

Why does the Justice Department's Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), help single stalker victims, but not multiple stalker victims?..........("OVC does not provide any direct assistance to victims of multi-stalker incidents")

Let's hope and pray that we do not end up in as many more wars and economic disasters as came into being during the Bush / Cheney / Rumsfelt / Paulson years

We are spending way too much of our time and energy focused on the Republican Primary Debates and Candidates. We are doing this, while all the time the efforts of the Republican Party as a whole are focused on bringing all progress in government to a full halt until they remove the Black Obama Administration from the White House and slander all progressive congressional agenda so they can gain full control of congress. Way back in 2009 at the beginning of the Obama Presidency, Rush Limbaugh was allowed to set the Republican agenda for the next four years when he made the followi

And Crown Thy Good With Brotherhood

The Patriotic Speeches of Romney and Gingrich remind me of a football coaches giving pep talks to their losing team. Romney and Gingrich are blind to the fact (or plainly do not care) that TWENTY FIVE PERCENT OF ALL AMERICAN CHILDREN ARE NOW LIVING IN POVERTY because their parents cannot afford decent food, housing, transportation, or health care. (This is NOT a sign of a great nation.)The Republican candidates (and the FOX News pundits) are trying to motivate supporters by preaching that America is still the greatest nation in the world.

The Subjective Argument for God

Lots of Thom Hartmann listeners, like most progressives, claim to be both Atheistic and extremely "Scientfic".

Appropriate scientific use of "theory" and "hypothesis" may help average citizen understand climate change

Hi Thom,

Great program as always. I heard you refer to one of your caller's "hypothesis," that the reason SCOTUS ruled that a warrant is required in the case re GPS tracking may be because the Justices are afraid they are going to be GPS tracked, as a "theory." As I understand it, in the science community, a "theory" is generally accepted data/information/results whereas an "hypothesis" is the speculation about what the data/information/results will/might show.

Help!

On Facebook, my progressive friends have been posting the chart showing the different deficits of Presidents from Reagan to Obama. I have been in a big argument with another poster who claims that the infomation is doctored and I found several other U.S Government sites that appeared to back it up. And I challenged her to show where this is wrong.

Newt and Marijuana -- he used it when younger -- introduced Death Penalty bill later for it!

Go to http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h104-4170&tab=summary to see a summary of the 1996 Bill that Newt introduced calling for the death penalty for "an amount the Attorney General has determined is equal to 100 usual dosage amounts to life imprisonment without possibility of release (or, if the defendant has violated such provision on more th

Bank Robbery? The banks proposed deal with the state attorney's general that would ignore thousands of illegally evicted people

So the banks are trying to avoid prosecution for illegally foreclosing and illegally evicting thousands of people from their homes by making a deal with state attorneys generals to deal to help struggling homeowners to stay in their homes? What a sweet deal for the banks! They already have a problem with too many bank owned foreclosure properties that are bank owned and that they can't sell. the banks policies are causing entire neighborhoods and even cities to be blighted.

Just me

Some people are saying now that we are becoming a 3rd world country. I told my wife that we are now a 3rd world country when the Florida courts gave Bush the presidency back in 2000.

No.Carolina

I watched Current TV for election results. Mr. Oberman Interviewed a reporter on poling exit voters. I found his obervation that voters voted for N.g. not because they wanted him butr the Gov.Nikki Haley suports Mitt. R.

Of blades and POB's

Thom,

I caught the show today. Of the many topics that grabbed my attention, two were airport security (Rand Paul / box cutters) and the corporate personhood guest debate.

There is a type of knife (blade) made of ceramic that can be ground to an edge sharper than a steel blade. Ceramic would not trip a metal detector and could be made to look innocuous on an x-ray scan (belt buckle). I bring this up, to concurr with your position that there will always be a way for a determined individual to get something undesirable onboard.

Corporations as people

If a corporation is a "person" entitiled to the same rights as a person because it is made up of people doesn't that mean that a Gril Scout troop should be considered a person also. Or how about a baseball team, an AA meeting, or any other gathering of people.

Food Stamp Prez...What A Joke!

The use of Food Stamps has become a derisive task, but there are a few points that have to be made about it.

First and most important; in California food stamps and SSI are mutually exclusive. Those on SSI, at 855 dollars make too much money to use food stamps.

This term food stamp is a misnomer now. What was a set of coupons that came in the mail each month is now a debit card where the determined amount is deposited in an account that the shopper draws against each time they shop for non-taxable groceries.

Propaganda Talking Points are Devised to Control our Minds and make us Fearful and Angry.

It would be enlightening to us simple brainwashed people if every time we used the phrase "talking point"; we added the four syllable word "propaganda". Then we might start to understand just how the totalitarian right is trying to control our minds with their talking point propaganda and drive us into a mad riotous frenzy.
If we replace propaganda ignited anger with truth; reason and compassion will become values that will rule.

Here is an affirmation we can say to ourselves:

Vulture’s Picnic: Clintons have a history of meddling$$$ in the World’s energy industries at the People’s expense

the Keystone Pipeline is just one more example.

The following excerpt is from page 255 of “Vulture’s Picnic” by Author Greg Palast:

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