Daily Topics - Tuesday - April 6th 2010

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Hour One - How do you prevent collateral murder in war? Beau Grosscup, author of "Strategic Terror: The Politics and Ethics of Aerial Bombardment" www.zedbooks.co.uk

Plus...How much blood was shed so Don Blankenship could make his $16 million? Jeff Biggers, author "Reckoning at Eagle Creek: The Secret Legacy of Coal in the Heartland" http://jeffrbiggers.com

Hour Two - "Everything You Know is Wrong" Rick Smith "Slow Death by Rubber Duck: The Secret Danger of Everyday Things" http://slowdeathbyrubberduck.com "Labor Segment" Doug Cunningham www.laborradio.org...ungag the nurses!!

Hour Three - How do we stop the oil wars?

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Wow. I really had trouble finding live blog today! Looks like Im first

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...and only. Hello?

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Thom, in your discussion on natural gas as a motor fuel, I think cars are a better fit for natural gas. Every car on the road NOW could be converted to natural gas for about $1,500. each in a two to three year span. Gas stations could be retrofitted to dispense it in one year. Natural gas is a good transitional and complimentary fuel to electric cars. Electric cars will still need an onboard fuel for long distances. Right now a small natural gas generator could be used and eventually fuel cells would be the way. Natural gas is the most environmentally friendly fosil fuel we have. Natural gas is not a good fit for replacing diesel however. It cannot be retrofitted in todays diesel engines. It cannot turn out the powerfull torque needed to pull heavy truck loads. We also already have two new viable ways to produce bio-diesel that are environmentally friendly and we don't have them for gasoline. Bio-diesel from algae is already on the horizon and E. colli bacteria strains are being developed that can turn any organic waste directly into bio-diesel without even the need for refining. These two senarios eliminate the need to rebuild our entire fleets of cars and trucks in order to implement an escape from imported oil.

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The other way we're subsidizing Walmart...

Most of us know how taxpayers subsidize Walmart's low wages with billions of dollars in Medicaid, food stamps, and other financial assistance for workers. But, did you know that we're also subsidizing the retail giant by paying the cost of their environmental destruction.

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