Thom Hartmann worked with Salem International in Uganda. Here's a video of the construction. I don't know if Thom is in any of the pictures. Maybe you can spot him.
Thom in today's program was supporting natural gas as a temp substitute for oil. Anyone see "Now" PBS show this past weekend, featuring how toxic the drilling for natural gas is to environment ?
In one hour of Thom's show (4-6) numerous items worth hearing (good, happy things) were mentioned, not the least of which was the incomparable Dr. Bronner's Soap. There is some fascinating history attached to Dr. Bronner, his soap, his politics, his spiritual self and the outstanding model for the way to do business right that the company exemplifies today... I wrote about it some years ago and have been an enduring fan of the product(s) since... You guessed it...
Thom, 'fact check' the facts about why 18 wheelers use a diesel power engine. The diesel engine is 15% to 20% more efficient as a gas power engine.
If you listen to the righties you would think that the government getting between you and your doctor would be the end of all modern medicine. Our usual response was the obvious answer that the insurance industry is already in the way. What about the hospitals? When are we going to get them out of the way. They are willing to mutilate the genitals of over half the of one day old newborn boys in this country for no reason other than money and profit. If you haven't figured out what I'm talking about yet it's circumcision. The American associ
In a Thom Hartmann Common Dreams article from 2005, Carter Tried To Stop Bush's Energy Disasters - 28 Years Ago (cited on this linked message board thread today):
IF MC CAIN AND LIEBERMAN GET THE BILL PASSED THAT GIVES THE PRESIDENT THE POWER TO ARREST ANYONE WITHOUT AN ATTORNEY OR REPRESENTATION WE HAVE FALLEN INTO A DICTATORSHIP.SEE MY VIDEO ON THIS SUBJECT ON
Hi Thom, I have never blogged before, but I wanted to now as I think we are in the midst of the biggest financial scandal of all time, dwarfing the Madoff scandal. This is the manipulation of the Gold and Silver markets worldwide by the biggest financial players, the likes of JP Morgan Chase and HSBC. I am not a good enough writer to detail this crime in progress, but I would urge you to go to the Gold Anti Trust Action Committee (GATA) website for an introduction to this.
Of course the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping programs are still illegal, even after President Obama inherited them. And of course the 13 IQ 13%ers who call themselves "tea partiers" will giggle, smirk and protest anything you (the media, collectively) present as "Obama's illegal surveillance" or similar but you'll alienate the middle, if not from yourself, then from the issue of civil liberties because we all know very well that President Obama's worst offense on this subject is reversing Bush policies too slowly.
This is a post I wrote this morning on a thread about lobbyyists. I want to preserve it, is all. It's part of my long term narrative explaining to myself how we got from the brief moment in the sixties where there was a semi drug induced outcry from the masses in the long, industrializing propaganda process that's created this corporatized, globalized, technologized civilization in which human beings have become little more than parts of a giant machine. A machine tha