March 2013

Small Subversions of the Capitalist System

A Capital Idea Part 152: Small Subversions of the Capitalist System

Today I will engage in a bit of slice-of-life talk about reducing dependence upon the capitalist system.

Tax cuts - what would you cut?

Tax cuts - what would you cut?

Rock'n'Roll, hippies and politics.

Good day to all the intelligent people of the Thom Hartmann blog.

Today Thom talked a little about hippies so I'm taking the opportunity to ask a question for a project I have.

First of all, I really like rock'n'roll. I have plenty of favorite bands and love rock'n'roll history. I also think that social issues are important. Very important.

Get Ready: Thawing perma-frost to triple atmospheric Carbon (+1,700 gigatons!)

C02 is only 27% carbon by mass.

Hypocrite and Fascist Obama for Sale for only $500,000

February 25, 2013 10:47 am

In Europe solar energy is destroying dirty utilities.

“Every new solar panel installed on European rooftops chips away at power utilities' centralised production model. Unless they reinvent themselves soon, these giants risk becoming the dinosaurs of the energy market.”

Weather modification by corporations & military is atmosphere pollution, unregulated & wrong

It is not news that North African dust storms of the Sahara become airborn and travel long distances in the atmosphere, and even seed clouds; this has been long known to be a factor in the weather, including the Atlantic hurricane and Midwest tornado cycle.

Help battle the outrageous RIGHT TO WORK legislation!

Currently there is a petition at to strike down the 14(b) clause of the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947. This is the clause that RIGHT TO WORK activists are using to support their argument in which non-union are being discriminated against because they are non-union.

Arctic glaciers headed for unstoppable, 100% complete, disappearance "forever".

These glaciers will never be seen again by human eyes. We are facing a vast geologic time frame for healing what we have done to the planet.

We have gravely impaired the planet’s ability to thermo regulate.

Conservatives Use Irrelevant, Red Herring Arguments to Distract from their Underlying Belief in Eugenics

The comments are all a distraction from the main thing: being rich is equated with genetic superiority. The inferior people are a drain on society and are unncessary. The attacks are couched in terms of political figures or programs, when the real target are the various individuals who on the basis of socioeconomic status more than anything are guilty of being inferior to anyone the conservative redneck likes, approves of, and believes to be superior. Some would return to the days when anyone who is deemed developmentally disabled are prohibited from reproducing and having

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"The Saddest Thing Is This Won't Be Breaking News"

Thom plus logo As the world burns, and more and more fossil fuels are being used every day planet-wide, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels passed 416 ppm this week at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. In the 300,000 years since the emergence of modern humans, carbon dioxide levels have never been this high.