Daily Topics - Tuesday May 29th, 2012

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Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE at our new time, 3-6pm Eastern!

Hour One: One week til the recall...did WI Governor Scott Walker lie under oath to Congress? John Nichols, The Nation Magazine

Hour Two: Get out your tin foil hat for the new GOP platform... Mark Williams, MarkTalk.com

Hour Three: Congressmen obey lobbyists...request carcinogens in their own offices - Lee Fang, United Republic's Republic Report

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Today I heard a small portion of one caller's refusal to accept climate change as being conected with human activity. Leaving that issue aside for this discussion, the people who so vehemently oppose this matter seem to overlook the fact that regardless of the cause, it *is* happening - ask populations in Asia where the water's edge has significantly changed and look at photos of the glaciers that have shrunk so dramatically. Whatever the cause, still, action must be taken. These" deniers" imply that because/if weather patterns have changed historically, there is nothing that we can or should do. This ignores the fact that thousands of years ago, there were no cities with buildings at the ocean's shores or millions of people living in the Bangladesh delta or that all over the planet, communities could be affected by the change in the ocean level or crops affected by temperature change, etc. People get so consumed in the debate over -did humans cause it or not- that they often don't get around to discussing the critical action issue: so what are we all going to do and how quickly can we start. Thanks Thom for your patience and insights.

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Our kids are counting on us to reverse austerity.

According to UNICEF, even in the world's richest countires, children remain “the most enduring victims” of the recession. In the last six years, 2.6 million more kids have fallen below the poverty line, and more than half of them live right here in the United States.

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