April 20th 2009

waco-imagesTopic: It’s the anniversary of "Waco, Oklahoma City, Columbine" and Thom has a wild story about a confrontation he had with a gun shop owner that “blew up” over the weekend.

Topic: "New EPA regulations on global warming pollution...are they enough?" Thom talks with Phil Radford, the new Executive Director of Greenpeace www.greenpeace.org

Topic: "Labor Update - U.S. tax dollars still being spent in sweatshops" Bjorn Claeson, Executive Director of Sweatfree Communities joins Thom about this new report www.sweatfree.org


KMH (not verified) 15 years 8 weeks ago

Please consider interviewing Scott Dics of KRXA 540 on the subject of torture and these memos He is- a good friend of PBC- he is a major in the army obtaining his PhD in Monterey, CA and has a radio show there. http://scottdickshow.com/Scott_Dick_Show/Welcome.html scott@scottdickshow.com

Also- I have not the time to search for these 'memos' and I have yet to hear anyone mention who wrote them for whom. Could someone post these- sorry- I am literally too busy to google myself!

KMH (not verified) 15 years 8 weeks ago

One detail that horrified me a few years ago from the Mike Malloy show was that he read a detailed description of torture such that our female troops having their periods wiped themselves on the faces of those being tortured. I am really really sorry to say this, but I do remember Malloy reading this and other torture reports on the air and I think the media is white washing this entire torture thing. The journalists of today appear to be omitting history altogether.

DRichards (not verified) 15 years 8 weeks ago

It seems to me that by not prosecuting government & corporate persons for torture, illegle spying , ect, it clearly states the fact that we do indeed have class system.

DRichards (not verified) 15 years 8 weeks ago

Oops, please excuse the typo on illegal!

bobdinsf (not verified) 15 years 8 weeks ago

To those who say "enhanced techniques" are not torture I ask: What happens to the detainee who refuses to cooperate?

I believe the threats implied by non cooperation with these techniques are the real torture.

Salomon (not verified) 15 years 8 weeks ago

Why won't Obama prosecute the Bush administration? One reason: the impeachment of Clinton. I believe that Clinton's silly impeachment was pursued by Republicans as revenge for the impeachment of Nixon. Obama and the Democrats learned a terrible lesson from the whole affair. They learned that if you prosecute Republican injustice, they will eventually come after you. Sad, but I don't think that this gesture of peace from Obama will keep Republicans from playing politics in the future. They will go after the Democrats again.

DRichards (not verified) 15 years 8 weeks ago

Clearly a classic case of "do as I say, not as I do". Imagine that, the right practicing "situation ethics"!

tim (not verified) 15 years 8 weeks ago

12. Since both permanent war and heroism are difficult games to play, the Ur-Fascist transfers his will to power to sexual matters

This is the origin of machismo (which implies both disdain for women and intolerance and condemnation of nonstandard sexual habits, from chastity to homosexuality). Since even sex is a difficult game to play, the Ur-Fascist hero tends to play with weapons -- doing so becomes an ersatz phallic exercise.

Fourteen Warning Signs of a Fascist State
-by Umberto Eco

KMH (not verified) 15 years 8 weeks ago

Test -

christopher wi wi (not verified) 15 years 8 weeks ago

As for unionized labor,I am currently going thru an organizing with the merger of delta and northwest airlines.Alot of delta folks who happen to be in Right to work states in the south are very intent on not having a union.I work for Nw and I am in the IAM, we have had first hand knowledge on Richard Anderson and now he he is running Delta and his past with Frank Lorenzo and his roll in the Demise of Eastern and TWA airlines as Lorenzo`s henchmen in these cases.It is very important that congress pass the EFCA because future generation of labor will need,as an airline employee I fall under the Railway Labor act but i still support the EFCA as should all of labor in this country.Unions are needed help keep the middle and working classes from coming extinct.

Jack Frohlich (not verified) 15 years 8 weeks ago

The Ludlow massacre refers to the violent deaths of 20 people, 11 of them children, during an attack by the Colorado National Guard on a tent colony of 1,200 striking coal miners and their families at Ludlow, Colorado in the U.S. on April 20, 1914. (from Wikipedia)

I thought I heard Thom say it was the 60th anniversary.


christopher wi wi (not verified) 15 years 8 weeks ago

all states need to have a background check for all rifles,shotguns and hand guns.I like the idea of putting a serial number on ammo, that would be both the the bullet and the case.It always seems to me the it`s the conservatives who are always crying about the 2nd Amendment and not the democrats and now they have this e-mail going around that says Obama wants to take away our gun rights and these ignorant fools believe everything they read that is put out there,Hell they didn`t even know why they were really tee bagging other than the spending by Obama to get us out of this mess,where were these same people during the Bush,Cheney,Rove,Rummy and Condi Crime Family.Hypocrites is all they are and hypocrisy is all they know.

Textynnn (not verified) 15 years 8 weeks ago

American jobs have gone swoooosh overseas. Why do you think the likes of BushCo and now Obama want to set up a colony over there now that they've snuffed out the competition and taken the oil. Everybody in the world will soon become the employees of the same 20 corporations. How long before McDonalds and Walmart hit Baghdad? Im betting on 2014. I say what we are experiencing now is the formation of a new kind of government where the world is turned into a society where everyone works for the same 20 corporations that provide everything without exception to all people worldwide including of course government. They make every decision about your life and if you are sick or disabled you will just be left to starve without resource.

Our kids and grandchildren are learning how to live in a third world nation. High skill jobs that require training don't pay the bills, esp. with the high cost of medical care figured in. This high medical cost doesn't reflect a parallel with the wages of the lower classes and is unavailable to them.

Check out this video. Miles and Miles of tent towns.

Textynnn (not verified) 15 years 8 weeks ago

183 divided by 30 = 6 times a day.

Sean (not verified) 15 years 8 weeks ago

The podcast for 4/20 is actually linked to the podcast for 4/16! How can I get my Thom!?

tim (not verified) 15 years 8 weeks ago



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