Daily Topics - Tuesday September 23rd, 2014

Join Thom in our chatroom during the program!

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

Get your tickets now for a special evening with Sami Yusuf (9/26 at 8pm) featuring music from Sami's new CD, The Centre - to benefit the Foundation for Traditional Studies - at The Strathmore in N. Bethesda, MD

Hour One: What are factions? Neil McCabe, Guns & Patriots Newsletter

Hour Two: Are we better off with Obamacare? Neil Hogberg PhD, National Center for Public Policy Research

Hour Three: Is climate change a threat to our health? (Fmr.) U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services Donna Shalala PhD, Clinton Global Initiative

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mathboy 7 years 18 weeks ago
#1

Whether oil & gas production is in the public interest is irrelevant to the idea of faction brought up by the caller. You don't have to say that we should have solar and wind instead of carbon. You can add it on, because of the destruction wrought by carbon spewing, but there's so much more to make the case, and the effect of ubiquitous use of a product is an issue of weighing trade-offs. That sort of thing can come up with other products too, and may not be avoidable.

The faction involved in oil & gas is the lobbying on behalf of the few people that run the companies producing oil and gas (to increase their personal wealth at the expense of others) and lobbying to allow unsafe production (at the expense of the ecological commons and of human life and limb).

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mathboy 7 years 18 weeks ago
#2

Remember, people don't know that the IRS also targeted liberal groups, because Darrell Issa's investigation asked only for information on conservative groups being targeted. He was looking for an enumeration of favorable circumstances.

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