Daily Topics - Friday June 17th, 2011


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Maxrot 9 years 3 weeks ago

To Thom re the Wikipedia Paul Revere page. I think you should take a look at the wikipedia page, when you mentioned that it had been changed to reflect Sara Palins ignorance, I decided to look at it since I heard that page had be locked because of all the attempts to rewrite it. The interesting thing is, there are several sections marked "the template Q is being considered for deletion". It looks like the Palinista re-write of history isn't going so well for the Palinistas. Perhaps you might want to check on the page once a month or so, just to see what happens.


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mathboy 9 years 3 weeks ago

Well, apparently I'm a woman, because none of the male stereotypes listed by Sam Bennett (of the Women's Campaign Forum) fit me and all the female stereotypes do. I am not a risk taker. I want to be in government to help, rather than for power. And I never ask a man "What do you do?" when I meet him. (Why would I? What do I care?) I attribute most of these to introversion. I would be a horrible chief executive, but I think I'd be a good legislator. Maybe if we had a proportional party representation system to elect legislatures I could do that. I don't agree with that system, but it would be great for me.

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.
From Unequal Protection, 2nd Edition:
"If you wonder why and when giant corporations got the power to reign supreme over us, here’s the story."
Jim Hightower, national radio commentator and author of Swim Against the Current
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
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"Through compelling personal stories, Hartmann presents a dramatic and deeply disturbing picture of humans as a profoundly troubled species. Hope lies in his inspiring vision of our enormous unrealized potential and his description of the path to its realization."
David Korten, author of Agenda for a New Economy, The Great Turning, and When Corporations Rule the World