Daily Topics - Friday - May14th 2010 - Anything Goes Friday!

Hour One: "Brunch With Bernie" Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spends the hour with Thom discussing the issues and answering listener questions www.sanders.senate.gov

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harry ashburn 10 years 19 weeks ago
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Today's Democracy Now! includes a commemoration of the Jackson State killings, 1970, 10 days after Kent State.

http://www.democracynow.org/

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Maxrot 10 years 19 weeks ago
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If you haven't seen Lewis Black ripping into Glenn Beck on the Daily Show, then I have a gift for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMOh9L60FKw

Best Lewis Black I've seen, f'n hilarious.

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Maxrot 10 years 19 weeks ago
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@harry, I heard about the last half hour of that Democracy Now segment.

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harry ashburn 10 years 19 weeks ago
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@maxrot: you can podcast it later.

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Maxrot 10 years 19 weeks ago
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I could watch it on free speech TV later too, but I probably won't.

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newtrev 10 years 19 weeks ago
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two thoughts on the oil spill

1. why aren't the super Christians upset at the oil companies for destroying God's Green Earth?

2. when the Space Shuttles blew up they stopped flights until the problems were fixed. why can't this policy work now? fewer people were killed and less ecological damage was done during either one.

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Foodfascist 10 years 19 weeks ago
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Ditto on the Democracy Now! Ironically, I had just come here to post this:

Amy Goodman interviews Antonia Juhasz. Antonio says any time you drill at depths of 500 feet or lower offshore there is a very good chance of triggering a methane bubble. Antonio also expresses the relationship between America's Wall Street and the price of oil.

Democracy Now! October 7, 2008 http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/7/the_tyranny_of_oil_antonia_juhasz

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Foodfascist 10 years 19 weeks ago
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And now....for my next trick:

Did BP take my idea? I emailed them a copy of my suggestion that I emailed both Norman Goldman and Ring of Fire Radio May 10, 2010 with this suggestion to remediate the oil gusher:

Couldn’t Big Pig create a vacuum like a sump pump and slurp the oil up? The

heavier density fluid in the lighter density water and given a heat source beneath a lesser temperature would help drive and separate the fluids like as in a lava lamp.

Sorry in advance, just brainstorming.

To email your suggestion to BP enter here: http://www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com/go/inquiry/2931/

Think I will tell them to take the $$$ they spend on lawyers and marketing to just clean up their fricking mess! And to hire some real environmental scientists. hrummph!

harry ashburn 10 years 19 weeks ago
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@newtrev re #6: answer #1:the super Christians don't want to run out of oil.

#2:the politicians dont want to run out of oil.

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Maxrot 10 years 19 weeks ago
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@harry, don't forget, NASA doesn't produce record breaking profits either.

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harry ashburn 10 years 19 weeks ago
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Ferget NASA, they;re way out there.

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gerald 10 years 19 weeks ago
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Thinking minds are socialists.

This post is for Senator Sanders.

http://www.opednews.com/populum/linkframe.php?linkid=111725

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gerald 10 years 19 weeks ago
#13

We keep fighting to protect our freedoms. Give me a break!!!

http://original.antiwar.com/tom-mullen/2010/05/13/fighting-for-our-freedom/

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Maxrot 10 years 19 weeks ago
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French and Germans are on the same page? OMG OMG OMG, the end times are near, these two countries have been getting cozy since Bush times. Soon Dog and Cats will break out in spontaneous friendships.

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maxguy8 10 years 19 weeks ago
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Love Senator Sanders, think he is like 1 of maybe 6 in the senate that actually work for the people 95% of both parties are just bought and paid for hacks.

Responding to the Senators comment that we need a president who will stand up for the American people, I agree with him. But if anyone thinks that Obama will due that, they are still deluding themselves. Look at how he wasted his first year, Look at who's at treasury, look who he put at justice, he and his administration is just much in bed with the powers that be as any of them. He was never some brilliant outsider. He is and was a cold calculating politician that encourage way to many to create a fantasy candidate that he was not. So glade I didn't vote for him.(voted for Ralph by the way)

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newtrev 10 years 19 weeks ago
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If the Hedge funds are attacking the stability of Soveirgn Nations could they be considered Terrorists? America deems all entities actively seeking to bring about our downfall as Terrorists...

oh, wait - not the rich... I forgot. Sorry, nevermind...

harry ashburn 10 years 19 weeks ago
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@Maxguy; amen. We Americans keep looking for a savior. No matter how many times I try to tell people about public campaign financing, their eyes glaze-over, they pretend to understand; 5 minutes later they're again saying "If we could just find the right candidate who won't sell out". Sigh :(

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Maxrot 10 years 19 weeks ago
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Here's a link for everyone here that doesn't want to sleep for the next few days. Its in regards to the BP Oil Spill as posted on the Huffington Post.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/13/wheres-the-oil-your-gover_n_575...

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maxguy8 10 years 19 weeks ago
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Public financing! OK so like who in Washington would ever allow that to go through? They make to much money off the current system. It's like actually having a code of ethic's with an outside review board, never going to happen.

harry ashburn 10 years 19 weeks ago
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@Maxguy: they could handle it like they handle other similar situations...make it take effect in the future!

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Maxrot 10 years 19 weeks ago
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@maxguy8, you're right Washington wont let it happen, but thankfully all politics are local, so we keep the pressure on our states first. Instant Runoff Voting is a good way to start.

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(As Thom is talking about as I'm writing this)

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Maxrot 10 years 19 weeks ago
#22

Let's Pimp Hemp.

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harry ashburn 10 years 19 weeks ago
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Pimp himp? In this temp? Don't be a simp. :)

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DRichards 10 years 19 weeks ago
#24

Newtrev

Re: why aren't the super Christians upset at the oil companies for destroying God's Green Earth?

Haven't you heard, Jesus is coming back soon? Therefor there are fundamentalist Christians who believe it doesn't matter.

harry ashburn 10 years 19 weeks ago
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@Drichards: and this time, we'll ALL be able to walk on the "water".

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mstaggerlee 10 years 19 weeks ago
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Bold prediction of the week -

Demand for Alaskan seafood will rise to it's higest level since the Valdez leak.

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Maxrot 10 years 19 weeks ago
#27

I love listening to KTLK, our governor race has brought the Republican Meg Whitman to campaign on this station. I guess her answer to tanking polls is to push hard against illegal aliens... I'm guessing she really wants to make sure she loses.

Freakin' hilarious to listen to it. I can't imagine California electing her, if we do, we all deserve to be horse whipped.

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Maxrot 10 years 19 weeks ago
#28

If I could afford an Electric Car, I'd buy one in a heart beat.

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Maxrot 10 years 19 weeks ago
#29

TransOcean says the critical information is missing... that doesn't sound suspicious at all.

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DRichards 10 years 19 weeks ago
#30

It seems to me that the is a vast difference between the "local" democratic party and the "national" democratic party.

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Maxrot 10 years 19 weeks ago
#31

Day 2 without Quark... haven't seen Zero G. today either, blog didn't even roll over to a second page during the show.

Depressing.

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mstaggerlee 10 years 19 weeks ago
#32

@MaxNels -

You're depressed - I'm suspicious.

They're taking the network at my office down this evening to install "upgrades".

Probably something to block streaming applications. This means you're probably losing me, too.

If I'm not here Monday, y'all will know why.

Peace.

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