Wednesday 02 June '21 show notes

  • National Progressive Townhall Meeting - Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI, 2nd District)
  • Could Qanon Reign Mean the "End Times" for Democracy?
  • Tulsa Was Just One of Many Race Massacres & Now the GOP is Blocking the teaching of Racism
  • Seattle ban on facial recognition technology use - Jeanne Kohl-Welles, King County Councilmember & primary sponsor of the ban
  • Is It Too Late For Democracy?
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Could Qanon Reign Mean the "End Times" for Democracy?
Thom plus logo The "Philosophers," "Thieving Scoundrels" and "Foreign Enemies" are having a collective moment that could take down America.

There are people in this world who don't like —and even hate — democracy. They're on the move against it, particularly here in America, and the Qanon religion/cult is the glue that's bringing them all together.

Read more at HartmannReport.com.

-Thom
Wednesday's Daily Stack Daily Stack
Hour One: National Progressive Townhall Meeting
- Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI, 2nd District) @MarkPocan @repmarkpocan
Article: "What is ALEC" by ALEC Exposed.
Article: "Joe Manchin" by Wikipedia.
Article: "West Virginia ALEC Politicians" by sourcewatch.
Article: "Pelosi details next steps for Jan. 6 investigation after Senate filibusters commission" by Rebecca Shabad, Leigh Ann Caldwell and Garrett Haake.
Article: "Michael Flynn" by Wikipedia.
Law: "18 U.S. Code § 1701. Obstruction of mails generally" "Whoever knowingly and willfully obstructs or retards the passage of the mail, or any carrier or conveyance carrying the mail, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.".
Law: "18 U.S. Code § 1703. Delay or destruction of mail or newspapers" "(a) Whoever, being a Postal Service officer or employee, unlawfully secretes, destroys, detains, delays, or opens any letter, postal card, package, bag, or mail entrusted to him or which shall come into his possession, and which was intended to be conveyed by mail, or carried or delivered by any carrier or other employee of the Postal Service, or forwarded through or delivered from any post office or station thereof established by authority of the Postmaster General or the Postal Service, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both..."
Article: "Louis DeJoy" by Wikipedia.
Article: "USPS removed 711 sorting machines this year, new court documents show" by Kristen Holmes and Paul P. Murphy.
Article: "Jeffrey Epstein" by Wikipedia.
Bill: "H.R.860 - Social Security 2100 Act" by Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1].
Article: "The Social Security 2100 Act" by John Larson.
Article: "Consumer Price Index" by BLS.
Article: "Consumer Price Index for the elderly" (CPI-E) by BLS.
Article: "Redistricting in the United States" by Wikipedia.
Bill: "H.R.1 - For the People Act of 2021" by Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3].
Bill: "S.1 - For the People Act of 2021" by Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR].
Article: "Gerrymandering" by Wikipedia.

Hour Two: Could Qanon Reign Mean the "End Times" for Democracy?
Article: "The Origins of a Warning from Voltaire" by Walter Olson.
Tulsa Was Just One of Many Race Massacres & Now the GOP is Blocking the teaching of Racism
Article: "Tulsa race massacre" (1921) by Wikipedia.
Article: "Biden decries 'horrific' Tulsa massacre in emotional speech" by Jonathan Lemire, Darlene Superville.
Article: "New York City Draft Riots (1863)" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Memphis riots of 1866" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Camilla massacre" (1868) by Wikipedia.
Article: "Opelousas massacre" (1868) by Wikipedia.
Article: "Colfax massacre" (1873) by Wikipedia.
Article: "The Carroll County Courthouse Massacre (1886)" by Sheren Sanders.
Article: "Thibodaux massacre" (1887) by Wikipedia.
Article: "Wilmington insurrection of 1898" by Wikipedia.
Article: "East St. Louis riots" (1917) by Wikipedia.
Article: "Elaine massacre" (1919) by Wikipedia.
Article: "Red Summer" (1919) by Wikipedia.
Article: "Rosewood massacre" (1923) by Wikipedia.
Article: "Apartheid" by Wikipedia.
Article: "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Florida profile" by Prison Policy Initiative.
Article: "Florida ruled felons must pay to vote. Now, it doesn't know how many can." by Lawrence Mower and Langston Taylor.
Article: "The Day New York Tried to Secede" by Ron Soodalter.
Article: "Colored Orphan Asylum" by Wikipedia.
Article: "How to Escape the Draft" (Draft Riot in New York City) by Robert C. Kennedy.
Article: "Union League Club" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Reinhard Gehlen" by Wikipedia.
Article: "13th Amendment", December 6, 1865. "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."
Article: "Guantanamo Bay detention camp" by Wikipedia.
Site: Proof (Seth Abramson).

Hour Three: Seattle ban on facial recognition technology use
- Jeanne Kohl-Welles, King County Councilmember & primary sponsor of the ban @KCCKohlWelles @KingCountyWA
Article: "2014 Hong Kong protests" (Umbrella Movement) by Wikipedia.
Speech: "I've Been to the Mountaintop" by Martin Luther King Jr.
Is It Too Late For Democracy?
Article: "Is It Too Late For Democracy?" by Thom Hartmann.
Article: "The Hidden History of American Oligarchy" by Thom Hartmann.
Article: "Republicans Move to Limit a Grass-Roots Tradition of Direct Democracy" by Reid J. Epstein and Nick Corasaniti.
Article: "Overton window" by Wikipedia.
Geeky Science: "Waking just one hour earlier cuts depression risk by double digits, study finds" by University of Colorado at Boulder.
Article: "The Black Death: Black Deaths Matter?" by Rohn Kenyatta.
Article: "The myth of corporate neutrality" by Judd Legum.
Case: "Buckley v. Valeo", 1976
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