March 2016

Valentino's Ghost - per caller's recommendation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjhByX-5hkQ

A well made documentary film providing thought-provoking historical analysis on the relationship between representation of Arabs in the media and corresponding sociopolitical interests of the time. An excerpted transcript from the film:

‘By the 1930s France and England were invading the Middle East, and the Arabs were no longer [portrayed] as romantic.

“The Arab as Redskin”

What Does Political Revolution Mean?

Just as before, Bernie has tapped into the collective consciousness, the same way Occupy tapped into it about 8 years ago. Funny how cycles return eh? The question is, will the corporatocracy win the bet or will we? The table has been set. Whose move is it? Who will control the future this time?

Free Trade Agreements

I disagree with Thom and Bernie about how to restore the Middle (Factory) Class of workers in America. Buying products from low wage countries is very beneficial to my income and standard of living. Placing a 50% tariff (tax) on incoming products means that the consuming public (you and me) will bear the load for employing the factory class at $25 an hour.

I Love Getting News but STOP MAKING ME LOG ON TO NUMEROUS SIES!

I don't want to have to login with user name and more passwords to get info. You guys are great but it's getting rediculous for the new Thom H Reprt and the chatroom use to be easy. This just sucks. Stop with all the logins, please. I'm over the security BS. I came in here years ago and it's just stupid to have to jump through hoops to give a response Thom, Louise, Sue. I love you but really?

Sanders's path to victory.

No body knows exactly HOW MANY delegates each candidate has until both the RNC and DNC CONVENTIONS have been attended and the delegates have voted.

For years, Nestlé has been illegally pumping up to 28 million gallons of water a year from the San Bernardino National Forest, virtually free of charge.

And they have also been pumping water for free out of the lake michigan aquifer. ironically close to Flint!

Investor’s Business Daily: “Clinton Email Scandal: It’s Time Hillary Suspended Her Campaign”

All the sacrifices the People were forced to make and she couldn't have cared less for the security implactions of the people when she illegally moved her email on to her own server. DISGUSTING

http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/clinton-email-scandal-its-time-hillary-suspended-her-campaign/

Bernie and Boeing....

You know , I LOVE Bernie, but somebody please tell him that we need the import/export bank, which helps Boeing, which Bernie decries as "Corporate Welfare", BECAUSE .....AIRBUS is subsidized by their governments, because those governments are DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS! LOL!

Bernie and Boeing....

You know , I LOVE Bernie, but somebody please tell him that we need the import/export bank, which helps Boeing, which Bernie decries as "Corporate Welfare", BECAUSE .....AIRBUS is subsidized by their governments, because those governments are DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS! LOL!

A very important book

Thom Hartman cut off a listener who was suggesting a very impoirtant book. I was listening to the show at KPFK, which I can tell is an edited, truncated version of the show. Great discussion, but the day after the AIPAC speech, in which Donald Trump showed the power of AIPAC, it was too bad that the caller was cut off when he suggested reading Avi Shlaim's The Iron Wall. It's a very important and well reasoned book that needs to be read by anyone interested in the Middle East.

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Who Will Stop World War III?

Thom plus logo Back in 2001, after 9/11, Congress gave the president the authority to basically wage war anywhere in the world where there were governments affiliated with Al Qaeda, the radical Sunni Muslim group that came out of the Saudi Wahhabist movement. Iran is Shia Muslim, essentially the sworn enemies of the Sunnis.