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Walter Block and others respond , in a scholarly journal, to Thom Hartmann's piece on Political Economy!!

Anarcho-capitalist Walter Block and two other authors respond to Thom Hartmann's article, "Democracy- Not The Free Market- Will Save America's Middle Class."

I don't know if you can view it online but if you have access to a college library, they might carry the full text of the journal.

RESPONSE TO HARTMANN ON POLITICAL ECONOMY

Mitt Romney is forcing Republican Governors into an awkward position

Knowing that his best chance to win the White House is if the economy crashes, Mitt Romney is asking Republican Governors to downplay any boasting about job creation within their states. Bloomberg News reports that Romney’s campaign reached out to Florida Governor Rick Scott, asking him to “tone down” his talk of job growth in the Sunshine State since it hurts the Romney campaign’s message that President Obama is hurting the economy.

Darryl Issa did it

The Republican Chairman of the House Government Oversight Committee convened a vote Wednesday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over Holder’s refusal to turn over documents related to the DOJ’s Fast and Furious program. Those documents could compromise active criminal investigations, and have been withheld by the President using executive privilege.

The States With The Safest Hospitals

It looks like 8 of the top 10 states with the safest hospitals are blue states. I would consider Virginia as a purple state and Tennessee as the lone red state.

Here are the states with the safest hospitals, rated from least to most safe:

Obama Should Be Running on/against the Citizens United Decision; Frame it as BULLYING

Obama has got to make "money in politics" THE ISSUE in this campaign and cast Romney's BULLY candidacy (of by and for the 1%) as EXACTLY what has gone wrong with our system for the last 30 years. He must drive home the point that money in politics leads to BULLIES taking power and ruling on behalf of the 1%. He need

PROGRESSIVE CANDIDATES! CHECK THEM OUT & VOTE!

Thom.

Who do YOU pick? I got this in my email today. Can you talk about these people on your show? Let's support the best!!

Here at USAction we want to help progressives win this fall, but we need your help to set our priorities. We want to hear from you on which candidate is most deserving of our help now, before the critical end of quarter deadline on June 30th. So we're launching the Progressive Dream Team contest!

I have a question about Federal Law

Is it true that Holder can't give the congress exactly what it's snooping for because to do so would be a crime? If this is true where can you find the exact law and it's meaning? I read where Holder has already given them 6,500 pages or so and they still want more.

Drones are different : Unmanned aircraft are not just another law enforcement tool; domestic use warrants a thorough discussion

This commentary from Jeffrey Ian Ross of The Baltimore Sun raises several good questions about the increasing domestic use of drones in the US by law enforcement officials.

Drones are different

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-drones-20120619,0,6585826.story

re: the "new" heroin epidemic

after watching today's NBC news article about the new heroin scourge among teens, I responded. Basically, wherever the CIA operates, a new epidemic emerges.,,,,

Dear NBC:

re: article on heroin. wonder why you havent said a word about the CAUSE of the great increase in volume and decrease in price of heroin? well, heroin comes from afghanistan... we're supposedly in charge, so its happening under our nose,(no pun intended), right? Next time, tell us WHY its so much more plentiful and cheap, ok? thank you

Thom's rant on guns

Armed citizens can't hold off armies? Well, the same was said at the time of the American Revolution. How about the people with small arms who fought and continue to fight the American armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Also, where can I get my Right Wing decoder ring?

Ron Paul: There’s “No Way” I’m Endorsing Romney

Ron Paul: There’s “No Way” I’m Endorsing Romney

“He has the delegates, but he doesn’t have the hearts and the minds of the people”

Steve Watson
Prisonplanet.com
June 20, 2012

Congressman Ron Paul has appeared on two major news networks and declared that there is “no way” he will endorse Mitt Romney for president.

On last night’s Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, Paul said that despite his own son’s endorsement for Romney, he would not be throwing his hat in with the former Massachusetts governor.

Senator Rubio Confronted on Bilderberg

Senator Rubio Confronted on Bilderberg

Prisonplanet.com
June 19, 2012

Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange confronts U.S. Senator for Florida Marco Rubio on Bilderberg. Watch Luke navigate hotel obstacles to repeatedly find & confront the Senator.

http://www.prisonplanet.com/senator-rubio-confronted-on-bilderberg.html

Republican war on women continues! Don't make me buy combat boots! ;-)

Truely.....do the Republicans want a war with women? It appears that they want us to go back to the stone age....well they can forget that! Read the email I just got. I hope you will add your name in support of this Representive. Her message begins below....

CP Chuck Baldwin's warning to Campaign for Liberty

CP Chuck Baldwin's warning to Campaign for Liberty

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3ZKdEhcbDE&feature=related

Bilderberg: The Great Game with Author Daniel Estulin

Bilderberg: The Great Game with Author Daniel Estulin

Prisonplanet.com
June 20, 2012

Alex talks with Russian ex-patriot and Bilderberg researcher and author Daniel Estulin about the last Bilderberg confab in Virginia and the agenda devised in secrecy for humanity by the global elite. Estulin is the author of The True Story of the Bilderberg Group.

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According to new documents from the Center for International Environmental Law, the industry chose to prioritize costs over the planet.

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