January 2014

Studs Terkel interviews a very young Bob Dylan in 1963

Studs Terkel interviews a very young Bob Dylan in 1963 01.07.2014

If you’re a fan of Dylan’s early work, I implore you to spend an hour with this stellar interview that he did with Studs Terkel from the spring of 1963 . You won’t regret it. It’s a very cool piece of history in my humble opinion. Posted by Jason Schafer

Stocks Are Becoming More and More of a Rich Persons' Game

January 10

Stocks Are Becoming More and More a Rich Persons' Game

I have inherited, well...let's say, "some stocks," along with my brothers, from my parents' estate. I was reminded of this fact this morning when my parents' financial advisor called me this morning, saying that I needed to sign a W9 form. I looked for the form, but could not find it. Then I called him back, and he said he thought he had given me one in his office to take home. I said I recalled no such thing -- so anyway, he will resend the form to change the stocks to my name.

Capitalism: The Caller was right and you were wrong

No, capitalism is not available unless you have CAPITAL. All the stuff that has worthiness constitutes said capital. You are way out on a limb to think that capitalism is only making money off money, as say 29.99 % interest on a credit card with a 25 day cycle, that if in fact is capitalism, then lets get it straight, CAPITALISM MUST BE A FREAKING CRIME.

For Bernie- why does it have to be a cut

Every major issue that comes before the House is the same old song- Democrats want to pass it and Pugs want to cut something in order to find it if they are to vote for it. Would a write-in campaign convince enough Pugs that is not the right tack? Tell us to write to; who are the Pugs that we can affect? And let us all write to them. My issue is passing the long term unemployment insurance with no strings attached.

12 Days A Slave

I believe Thom Hartmann mentioned Brad Pitt played a cotton picker in the movie 12 Days A Slave. Brad Pitt's character Bass plays a Canadian working with Solomon Northrup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) building a patio structure on Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender) plantation.

Electric cars vs used cars.

A used car will leave less CO2 when you consider production costs of the electric car plus the carbon that comes out of the smokestack verse the tail pipe.

Natural Gas storage is 15 Bcf below the 5 year minimum! The polar vortex is not yet reflected in the report.

This should be front page 1 news. The EIA Natural Gas weekly storage of 1/3/2014 report reflects natural gas storage being 15 BCF below the 5 year average minimum. The EIA.gov analysis predicts this year, 2014 that production will exceed consumption. One would think that natural gas storage would be above the maximum 5 year average and not below the 5 year minimum average.

Will Deryl Issa call for Congressional Investigation of Colorado's Marijuana Sales Roll-Out?

It seems that the Marijuana Sales Roll-Out in Colorado is mimicing the ACA roll-out. Will the people standing in line be able to keep their old pusher? Maybe congress can attempt to terminate the program by voting on it 42 times. Nope, falls under states rights.

Thom The GOP Elephant Slayer

Please pardon the Graphics; you can work on it. Sorry, I tried to upload a scanned drawing (very poor drawing) of Thom standing over a dead GOP Elephant laying on its back showing that the stars are now upright, Thom is holding a smoking gun and saying "THERE: Now your stars are right".

OIL SPILL: Another train carrying crude and propane derails and catches fire in Canada.


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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.