Daily Topics - Wednesday April 27th, 2011

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Truthout proudly presents weekly installments of Thom's bestselling book "Unequal Protection"

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's picture
MugsysRapSheet 9 years 21 weeks ago
#1

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?

brian a hayes's picture
brian a hayes 9 years 21 weeks ago
#2

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

WendyBluEyez's picture
WendyBluEyez 9 years 21 weeks ago
#3

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

speedbird9's picture
speedbird9 9 years 21 weeks ago
#4

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

rladlof's picture
rladlof 9 years 21 weeks ago
#5

Fascism is simply a less Smurfy word for privatization.

mathboy's picture
mathboy 9 years 21 weeks ago
#6

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.

Trump has told us how he and the Republicans plan to steal this election: can we stop him and save our republic?

Thom plus logo Donald Trump became president by exploiting a loophole called the Electoral College. The majority of Americans did not want him or vote for him as president, but he's there anyway.

Now he's planning on using a different loophole, the 12th Amendment, to hang onto power.
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"Thom Hartmann is a literary descendent of Ben Franklin and Tom Paine. His unflinching observations and deep passion inspire us to explore contemporary culture, politics, and economics; challenge us to face the facts of the societies we are creating; and empower us to demand a better world for our children and grandchildren."
John Perkins, author of the New York Times bestselling book Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
From Screwed:
"Once again, Thom Hartmann hits the bull’s eye with a much needed exposé of the so-called ‘free market.’ Anyone concerned about the future of our nation needs to read Screwed now."
Michael Toms, Founding President, New Dimensions World Broadcasting Network and author of A Time For Choices: Deep Dialogues for Deep Democracy
From Cracking the Code:
"No one communicates more thoughtfully or effectively on the radio airwaves than Thom Hartmann. He gets inside the arguments and helps people to think them through—to understand how to respond when they’re talking about public issues with coworkers, neighbors, and friends. This book explores some of the key perspectives behind his approach, teaching us not just how to find the facts, but to talk about what they mean in a way that people will hear."
to understand how to respond when they’re talking about public issues with coworkers, neighbors, and friends. This book explores some of the key perspectives behind his approach, teaching us not just how to find the facts, but to talk about what they mean in a way that people will hear."