Daily Topics - Monday March 21st, 2011

Truthout proudly presents Thom Hartmann's book, "Unequal Protection" Click here for the latest chapter

Hour One: Libya, another unauthorized war? / Plus, latest on the war on democracy - John Nichols, The Nation Magazine

Hour Two: What do conservatives have against Labor Unions? - Dr. John Lott / Plus, the latest news from Labor - Doug Cunningham, Workers' Independent News

Hour Three: Latest on the "Chamberleaks" scandal - Lee Fang, Think Progress / Plus, more radiation woes and more problems at the Fukushima Daiichi plant - Paul Gunter, Beyond Nuclear

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Maxrot's picture
Maxrot 13 years 18 weeks ago
#1

Atrocities and War go hand in hand. Mai Lai in Vietnam, Bataan Death March in WWI, the Holocaust, Armenian Genocide in Turkey WWI, German atrocities in Belgium WWI, Sherman's March through the South in the Civil War, etc, etc... These are only a mere handful of the atrocities in war that are known, and they are far outweighed by the unrecorded instances. From soldiers shooting any enemy with their hands up, or raping civilians as they pass through enemy territory. Its an unwritten rule of war, that in the war zone, there are no rules, do as you please against the enemy.

Prior to WWII we didn't have a standing army, nor the Pentagon. Since WWII we have neither declared war through congress, or removed the Pentagon or Standing Army... coincidence? We have been became a Militarized Nation in the 20th Century, there should be no surprise that we are guilty of atrocities.

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Maxrot's picture
Maxrot 13 years 18 weeks ago
#2

Geez Thom, you've had a CAT scan, went through Radioactive rain in Germany around the time Chernobyl went haywire, probably have had several dental X-Ray's like most of us, I'm beginning to wonder if you have a slight glow when all the lights are off.

I've been a bit concerned about the whole radiation plume hitting the west coast too (live in So Cal). Been having the family stay inside as much as possible, I figure better safe than sorry. I don't trust the official line that it's safe, nothing to worry about. It's more beneficial for them to lie about it then to admit that Nuclear energy is ultimately to dangerous and expensive to have present in this day and age.

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Maxrot's picture
Maxrot 13 years 18 weeks ago
#3

Average house size may indeed be twice the size these days, but how about lot size, seems to have reduced to me. When you buy a house, you don't just by the house but the lot it sits on.

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mathboy's picture
mathboy 13 years 18 weeks ago
#4

If we have to put up with the economic metaphor that a rising tide lifts all boats (which metaphor is far from true anyway), shouldn't we point out that a heavy rain will sink a shallow boat faster than a deep one?

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charell 13 years 18 weeks ago
#5

Scott Walker "Poo Flags"

I was caught on camera making a statment at the Hollywood Peace Rally.

http://www.storiestoldbythecamera.com/?p=1742

Make your own Scott Walker Poo Flags! Here's a link to the printable page I made:

http://www.WhittierPeace.org/images/ScottWalkerPooFlags.jpg

charell's picture
charell 13 years 18 weeks ago
#6

LifeLine Screening still advertizing

Thom, right after you talked about the radiation body scanners KTLK played an ad for LifeLine Screening. Yes, they are still operating and are still a sponsor of KTLK. Impecable timing on your part, Thom!

Thom's Blog Is On the Move

Hello All

Thom's blog in this space and moving to a new home.

Please follow us across to hartmannreport.com - this will be the only place going forward to read Thom's blog posts and articles.

From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"Right through the worst of the Bush years and into the present, Thom Hartmann has been one of the very few voices constantly willing to tell the truth. Rank him up there with Jon Stewart, Bill Moyers, and Paul Krugman for having the sheer persistent courage of his convictions."
Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth
From Unequal Protection, 2nd Edition:
"Hartmann combines a remarkable piece of historical research with a brilliant literary style to tell the grand story of corporate corruption and its consequences for society with the force and readability of a great novel."
David C. Korten, author of When Corporations Rule the World and Agenda for A New Economy
From Unequal Protection, 2nd Edition:
"Beneath the success and rise of American enterprise is an untold history that is antithetical to every value Americans hold dear. This is a seminal work, a godsend really, a clear message to every citizen about the need to reform our country, laws, and companies."
Paul Hawken, coauthor of Natural Capitalism and author of The Ecology of Commerce