July 11-13: At Netroots Nation

The Hidden History of Guns and the 2nd Amendment Book Tour Is Coming...

  • Saturday, June 22: Los Angeles, CA 3:00pm - KPFK Speaker Series: Thom Hartmann (Stephanie Miller will be joining Thom) on The Hidden History of Guns. UCLA Dodd Hall 147, 315 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles - Get tkts here https://www.facebook.com/events/2263735727213646/
  • Sunday, June 23: SEATTLE, WA 7:30pm
    Location: Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave, Seattle (West Entrance) w/Elliott Bay Book Company
  • Tuesday, June 25: SAN FRANCISCO, CA 7:00pm
    Location: First Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley w/The Booksmith
    Here’s the Facebook event:https://www.facebook.com/events/2418269571727663/And here’s the link to purchase tickets: https://hiddenhistoryofguns.bpt.me/
  • Friday, June 28: CHICAGO, IL 7:00pm
    Location: Frugal Muse, 7511 Lemont Rd. #146 (Chestnut Court Shopping Center), Darien
  • Saturday, June 29: MINNEAPOLIS, MN 7:00pm
    Location: Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Ave, St. Paul
  • Friday, July 12: PHILADELPHIA, PA 4:15pm - At Netroots Nation
    Location: PA Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

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December 2010

American Exceptionalism - Right vs. Left

There are two Americas and two versions of American exceptionalism.

The right-wing version is that that a strong military makes America “exceptional.” That we don’t take any crap from anyone is what makes America great. That’s why they liked President Bush. It doesn’t matter that the two wars cost America its standing in world affairs and some three trillion dollars. We blew up a lot of people and they won’t mess with us again, or so they believe. Or if they do, we’ll blow up a bunch more and it will make us feel good doing it.

An interesting quote

The Bourgeoisie has resolved personal worth into exchangeable value, and in place of the numberless and feasible

Florida No-Fault Ass Fault Death

Coral Gables attorneys are buffing their fingernails in anticipation of suits which will be tailored from yesterday's death of a young woman seeking to exchange a smaller waist for a bigger bottom at a discount South Florida cosmetic surgery center. There are mitigating factors in the case which are bound to weaken the argument that the patient willingly signed her waiver of claim against the possible risks, including death, in undergoing a voluntary cosmetic procedure.

2012

As of December 2010 over $9 Trillion dollars in wealth has been lost by American Homeowners. This number is fully expected to climb further in 2011.

My Interview With Paul Street.

On my weekly radio show, I interviewed Paul Street. If you are not familiar with him, Paul Street was the Vice President of the Chicago Urban League. He also is a historian, author and activist, who knew Obama from his days in Chicago. Paul has been warning us about Obama for years. Until Obama's tax deal with the Republicans, I never believed him, but now I am convinced Paul Street is right about Obama. Here is my interview with Paul Street last Monday. Please leave me feedback and do whatever you can to support my show.

Rare Earthquake in Indiana

On the 68th Anniversary of the 12/30/1932 filing of the original Articles of The Kryder Company, Inc., it was reported on 12/30/2010 that a rare and unusual earthquake occurred in central Indiana.

The last meeting of the KCO shareholders had been scheduled for 7/01/1968.

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US Treasury Income Mobility Report

The cited report presents the following key findings :
1. There was considerable income mobility of individuals in the U.S. economy during the 1996 through 2005 period as over half of taxpayers moved to a different income quintile over this period.
2. Roughly half of taxpayers who began in the bottom income quintile in 1996 moved up to a higher income group by 2005.

Why Americans are Uniformed

A brief cartoon explaining why Americans vote against their interests.

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