Daily Topics - Wednesday April 27th, 2011

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Hour One: The end of consumer class action suits as we know it? Mike Papantonio, RIng of Fire Radio / Plus, the latest on the war on democracy...Wisconsin recall - John Nichols, The Nation Magazine

Hour Two: It's official! Obama born in the USA...what's next for birthers? Phil Berg, Obama Crimes

Hour Three: Are liberal women "neutering" American men? Heather Cirmo, 440 Group Public Relations / Plus, Healthcare not warfare - Tim Carpenter, Progressive Democrats of America


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MugsysRapSheet 9 years 10 weeks ago

May I just say:

Moving Panetta from the CIA to the Pentagon and putting *General* Petreus in charge of the CIA doesn’t make a lick of sense.

Why not keep Panetta at the CIA and make Petreus the new Sec of Def?

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brian a hayes 9 years 10 weeks ago

corporations are out of rhythm with the natural order of cooperation. the interconnection of all life (dependant origination). where corps will put profit before the dignity of life. i have great hope for the future that the youth that understand dependant origination will become our leaders in society

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WendyBluEyez 9 years 10 weeks ago

How scary is it that a racist idiot can get a law degree in this country!!

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speedbird9 9 years 10 weeks ago

Didn't Trump say he'd release his tax records when Obama released his birth certificate? Time to turn it back onto the Donald.

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rladlof 9 years 10 weeks ago

Fascism is simply a less Smurfy word for privatization.

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mathboy 9 years 10 weeks ago

It's funny that I'm also annoyed by the use of CE and BCE instead of AD and BC. And I'm an atheist! I'm annoyed at the people who are offended that the era is named after the guy whose birth it's based on.

If I had my way, we'd use "TJ"--tempore Jesu (in the time of Jesus)--using his name, not his controversial title. We could take advantage of the change in terminology to change the numbers too; make 1 BC into 0 TJ, 2 BC in to -1 TJ, etc. Having a year zero would make the math easier.

It's Time To Tax Money Bins!

Thom plus logo England is debating a wealth tax. America, as tax revenues crash and the need for government services explodes, needs to consider one, too.

If you own a home, every year you must pay a wealth tax.

The majority of the wealth held by middle and working class Americans is in their homes. And every year, every homeowner must pay a tax on their wealth in the form of a state and local property tax.
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