Daily Topics - Monday September 29th, 2014

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Be sure to check out our new videos: CARBON & LAST HOURS
- both narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio

Hour One: Is neo-liberalism more dangerous than ISIS?

Hour Two: The Race to Save our Century - Thom challenges conservative journalist/author John Zmirak

Hour Three: How intact forests help fight climate change - Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace International


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mathboy 5 years 21 weeks ago

On the Stephanie Miller Show, they said 1400 Pennsylvania Ave. is the Willard Hotel, where the term "lobbyist" originated.

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mathboy 5 years 21 weeks ago

Now think of Willard Mitt Romney.

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mathboy 5 years 21 weeks ago

Hong Kong residents speak mainly Cantonese, not Mandarin.

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mathboy 5 years 21 weeks ago

Is there a place where the South Pacific origin stories are collected, or would we have to find them one at a time?

And is there a place to read the epistulary conversation Thom mentioned between Abigail and John Adams?

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mathboy 5 years 21 weeks ago

D'oh! The Willard hotel is at 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. and the term "lobbying" actually originated with the UK Parliament, where some, if not all, votes are (or were) recorded by signing a book in the lobby.

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