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Some Countries Stop Evacuation Flights

AP News Radio

01:07 min | 1 year ago

Some Countries Stop Evacuation Flights

"Some countries are ending evacuation flights from Afghanistan after yesterday's deadly terrorist attack that killed at least thirteen U. S. troops and dozens of Afghan citizens but the U. S. is vowing to continue president Biden valve the mission to remove US citizens and some Afghans who helped the U. S. government will go on despite suicide bombings near the airport that killed US service personnel and dozens of Afghan citizens in the American wishes to get out of Afghanistan we'll find them we will get them out Biden says the violence appears to be the work of a faction of the Islamic state group we will hunt you down to make you pay critics like Republican senator Thom Tillis are blaming the bite that ministration for the deadly chaos we should have more contingency plans that but anyway robot Dowson service members in a box canyon call cobbler or Canada and a number of European countries have already ended their evacuations Jackie Quinn Washington

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Accuser at R. Kelly Sex-Trafficking Trial Resumes Testimony

Thom Hartmann Program

00:14 sec | 1 year ago

Accuser at R. Kelly Sex-Trafficking Trial Resumes Testimony

"New York. A key accuser R. Kelly, sex trafficking trial resume testimony, Describing in more detail how she says she was abused by the singer during their relationship. Kelly has denied accusations he preyed on your Honda pace and others.

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Meet the 18 Republicans Who Sold out for an Unfinished Infrastructure Bill

Mark Levin

01:57 min | 1 year ago

Meet the 18 Republicans Who Sold out for an Unfinished Infrastructure Bill

"The great website Breitbart put Shawn Moran, Um, meet the 18 Republicans who sold out on radical Democrat infrastructure plan without even reading it. $1.2 trillion Here's who they are. Roy Blunt, who is retiring and Missouri. And by the way, three of the Republicans are retiring, and seven of them were just re elected. So they figure you'll forget, and they're untouchable. Roy Blunt Repubic. Missouri. Richard Burr, Repubic, North Carolina. Shelley Moore Capito. She's awful, West Virginia. Bill Cassidy, a disaster. From Louisiana. Mike Crapo. Crepeau, but I like crap. Oh, Lindsey Graham. Mr T V. Mitch McConnell disaster. Lisa Murkowski. Well, she's a perfect target Alaska. We've been disappointed before. Rob Portman, retiring. He was apparently the head of the brain Trust. Jim Risch of Idaho, Idaho can do a lot better than him. Mitt Romney of Utah. Anybody can do a lot better than him. Thom Tillis, North Carolina. What a mess. Todd Young Indiana absolutely useless, Senator Chuck Grassley. Too bad truck. You went along on this one, huh? You don't mind bankrupting your Children and your grandchildren? I guess. John, who've in of North Dakota, light white. Kevin Cramer, North Dakota lightweight Susan College main disaster. Mike rounds of South Dakota's indicated he will say he will vote yes to And there's no billion

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"thom" Discussed on Photography Radio

Photography Radio

03:51 min | 1 year ago

"thom" Discussed on Photography Radio

"When i first started working for them they would set up conference room and bring in all these computers. These were big ugly early model computers. I would photograph them all in the conference from. I'd bring all my gear and lights and seamless and all that stuff at some point i said. Hey you know if there was a place here where i could store my year. It would be more efficient so they found me a big room in one park avenue which is where they were located and i kind of moved in and made it a studio and for twenty years. I photographed probably more computers than any other person on the planet. I would say and it was a great. It was another great opportunity for me. And here's the thing. I was never a staff person at any of these jobs which i always thought that was an advantage because it allowed me to do other photography which i did but if you look at my website there they're probably one whole area that's called. Maybe it's called tabletop studio or something. That's a lot of hardware and stuff that got done as you might imagine on a tabletop over a period of twenty years now at that point. Pc magazine started to lose pages printed pages and became a web magazine for the most part and somebody in their bean counting department. Said you know we're paying this guy a lot of money to take photographs but all we care about us. They have something on the web..

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Justin Timberlake Faces Backlash for Framing Britney Spears Doc

Daily Pop

03:35 min | 1 year ago

Justin Timberlake Faces Backlash for Framing Britney Spears Doc

"Justin timberlake under fire for how he treated. Britney spears the new york times documentary framing britney just dropped on hulu. Justin is getting a ton of backlash over it. The documentary talks about how his crimea river music video push the narrative that britney cheated and now fans are demanding an apology claiming justin launched his solo career by shaming. Britney this document. Or i've got to see the whole thing to end but i have to watch most of it and i can't wait to watch the rest. It is so good it's great. It's great it really really puts in perspective back in time of a lot of things not just about just relationship but just everything that happened with britney and this timeframe and really paints the picture from the other other perspectives and like things that we didn't think about back then that we think about now how we talk about women how we talk about breakup. How we talk about Mental health mental health thing for sure. I think that sometimes if somebody would drug up some of the things that i said in my twenties or did in my twenties i think i would be sitting here apologizing for probably to our show but if you look at what was going on and i'm not saying it was right. But who in their early twenties or late teens didn't brag about a sexual conquest who in their early twenties didn't deflect blame of a on a break up on this significant other. It was my knowledge that there were talks that britney spears ended up hooking up with a dancer that shed worked for both her and in sync so if she did do that and justin timberlake put his life into his art. I don't think there's anything wrong with that. What i think who i think. Ots britney spears. An apology was the media the media for a little bit of blood in the water and went after her like they did. Who didn't handle you know the mental health issue and the conversation like we do today with white gloves because we would artists shave her head and she said she had anxiety or she was dealing with depression. We were hands off. Yeah no one's going to you. Buy back off but the media especially back then you know how. Many years ago they were bloodthirsty. That's when paparazzi was really becoming a thing and trying to get the best story and we look at it now and justin. I mean. should he apologize. Now it was part of this life is. He should apologize that maybe he told. The truth is the truth. Why is it our business. I think the documentary is just showing britney side. It's giving her a chance for her voice to be heard. I see your face. I don't care what you say. I look at just like this. He really he didn't defend and he's not gonna come and try to defend britney it is what is asked. Why are we surprised that a white straight man gets passes to everything again. I'm not saying he was wrong. I'm not saying that you should apologize for something that you did twenty years ago. When your publicist your manager and all your business people were saying. We're going to go this route. Because we have to deflect deflect deflect. I'm not saying that. I just think that it's so surprising to me. That people on twitter are still demanding. That white st louis get away with so much. Sorry thom gary and just you know you guys get past you. Guys get a parent's

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The Samurai Porn Murder

Ghost Town

06:19 min | 1 year ago

The Samurai Porn Murder

"On june. First two thousand. Ten stephen clancy hill also known by his stage name. Steve driver attacked several co-workers with the prop samurai sword attacking several wounding two and killing actor. Herbert hin wong also known by his stage name. Thom dong in van nuys california. This is the story of the samurai porn murders which is not the official name. Oh my god. This is everything. The valley samurai swords porn at the acting. The acting culture the real acting culture in l. a. gone horribly wrong. i can't wait. This was a subject i wanted to do earlier in the year. Opted not to based on the hotbed of los angeles. And i just didn't feel like getting into something. This strange and sad when ellie was in such an upheaval and i just chose not to put that out into the world. Even though i put other things out into the world via this podcast. sure. I just wasn't feeling it but i was kind of excited to discuss it. Yeah well it's a new year. New ballgame new weirdness. I'm ready for it. Stephen steve driver tom. Tom dong the stage named as they would like to be called in an entertainment context which we are. They were known as mopus. What is a mope. I'm assuming from what i've gathered that it's men that kind of hang around and mope around porn studios hoping to kind of get work. Well i've never heard this. I thought it was an acronym lake men on people everywhere like like the. I don't know. I don't know what i thought. It was the porn industry. And it's you think like oh this is. It's easy anyone could do this. It's really not and have a history from doing a different podcast where i've interviewed conversations with a lot of adult stars not necessarily about the sex part of it because that's pretty evident but personal lives. Would it was like how it affected their relationships and their families and what people thought and what it kind of takes to sustain it and it's very difficult industry and you can't just walk in do it m- although i mean if you're comparing it to being an astronaut maybe you have to jump through a lot less hoops. Yeah i think and again for my very limited time in sex work in people who worked in porn or worked in the sex industry for a limited time like there things. You don't like myself included. What is a mope. I don't know there are things that you don't consider. There's a culture around it that's both all enveloping an stigmatizing and like think about all the times that you're in a sexual situation and all the pressure that's put on to begin with in a personal sexual situation. Now add a bunch of other people time and money invested in your performance. Like it's fucking hard. It's it's difficult to end when you have people that are on the bottom end of that. The bottom of that ladder which you think this ladder is already a bottom. Depending on people's views about sex work the adult movie industry or the adults adult industry general. It's into be at the bottom of that. It's gotta be it's gotta be kinda tough so you have to be the kind of person that is waiting in the wings essentially to wait in the wings. Yeah for sure and also men's specifically in and again. I want to just acknowledge sex. Industry is run by men for like every type of structure of the top of it in the adult industry again. Please prove me wrong. I would love to hear. That is a man but to be a man in porn is like a tier. You don't get paid as much you're not needed as much like hangers on on a porn set gape wants a little bit different to even gotten there yet but that is you have to be very specific type of person like you said to do that and want to do that and just like show up to do that. I guess. Full disclosure uncomfortable for some reason with and that's fine if you are adult movies sex work. That's not important to the story. I'm not getting into too much detail with that. There's plenty of other strangeness. So just just want to warn people. You know me like i keep pretty square. Jason does not he. He's not going to give you the discuss details that maybe you desire or come back next week and you'll get some dirty details if you don't desire them. You're in a good place. I it's really not integral to the story but when this gets picked up by news outlets and you know it really it really umbrellas like what's going on. So it's it's part of the story but it's not important to it and i won't be getting into too much detail although i could the certain things i probably could get into but it's not important to the story so i'm just leaving it out and that's for you to kind of check out if you want to. But in case you're you're sensibilities are wherever they're at a new year's resolution that you don't wanna hear no samurai literature. We're not samurai stuff will stay. Okay okay if you are if you made a resolution that's short. Stop listening now. Steve driver. Tom dong they appeared in several movies together as mopus and they will see here. In the movie as the mope the turmoil is is not part of the movie itself. And that's just what you are. It's okay so you're just an actor in the movie but you are known as a mope until they like. Hey come over here. Yeah we need you to whatever we need them might be able to do. Maybe it's something sexual. Maybe it's an extra like a weird scene yet. Something like that. But they were known as the jackie chan and chris tucker of porn

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The Samurai Porn Murder

Ghost Town

06:19 min | 1 year ago

The Samurai Porn Murder

"On june. First two thousand. Ten stephen clancy hill also known by his stage name. Steve driver attacked several co-workers with the prop samurai sword attacking several wounding two and killing actor. Herbert hin wong also known by his stage name. Thom dong in van nuys california. This is the story of the samurai porn murders which is not the official name. Oh my god. This is everything. The valley samurai swords porn at the acting. The acting culture the real acting culture in l. a. gone horribly wrong. i can't wait. This was a subject i wanted to do earlier in the year. Opted not to based on the hotbed of los angeles. And i just didn't feel like getting into something. This strange and sad when ellie was in such an upheaval and i just chose not to put that out into the world. Even though i put other things out into the world via this podcast. sure. I just wasn't feeling it but i was kind of excited to discuss it. Yeah well it's a new year. New ballgame new weirdness. I'm ready for it. Stephen steve driver tom. Tom dong the stage named as they would like to be called in an entertainment context which we are. They were known as mopus. What is a mope. I'm assuming from what i've gathered that it's men that kind of hang around and mope around porn studios hoping to kind of get work. Well i've never heard this. I thought it was an acronym lake men on people everywhere like like the. I don't know. I don't know what i thought. It was the porn industry. And it's you think like oh this is. It's easy anyone could do this. It's really not and have a history from doing a different podcast where i've interviewed conversations with a lot of adult stars not necessarily about the sex part of it because that's pretty evident but personal lives. Would it was like how it affected their relationships and their families and what people thought and what it kind of takes to sustain it and it's very difficult industry and you can't just walk in do it m- although i mean if you're comparing it to being an astronaut maybe you have to jump through a lot less hoops. Yeah i think and again for my very limited time in sex work in people who worked in porn or worked in the sex industry for a limited time like there things. You don't like myself included. What is a mope. I don't know there are things that you don't consider. There's a culture around it that's both all enveloping an stigmatizing and like think about all the times that you're in a sexual situation and all the pressure that's put on to begin with in a personal sexual situation. Now add a bunch of other people time and money invested in your performance. Like it's fucking hard. It's it's difficult to end when you have people that are on the bottom end of that. The bottom of that ladder which you think this ladder is already a bottom. Depending on people's views about sex work the adult movie industry or the adults adult industry general. It's into be at the bottom of that. It's gotta be it's gotta be kinda tough so you have to be the kind of person that is waiting in the wings essentially to wait in the wings. Yeah for sure and also men's specifically in and again. I want to just acknowledge sex. Industry is run by men for like every type of structure of the top of it in the adult industry again. Please prove me wrong. I would love to hear. That is a man but to be a man in porn is like a tier. You don't get paid as much you're not needed as much like hangers on on a porn set gape wants a little bit different to even gotten there yet but that is you have to be very specific type of person like you said to do that and want to do that and just like show up to do that. I guess. Full disclosure uncomfortable for some reason with and that's fine if you are adult movies sex work. That's not important to the story. I'm not getting into too much detail with that. There's plenty of other strangeness. So just just want to warn people. You know me like i keep pretty square. Jason does not he. He's not going to give you the discuss details that maybe you desire or come back next week and you'll get some dirty details if you don't desire them. You're in a good place. I it's really not integral to the story but when this gets picked up by news outlets and you know it really it really umbrellas like what's going on. So it's it's part of the story but it's not important to it and i won't be getting into too much detail although i could the certain things i probably could get into but it's not important to the story so i'm just leaving it out and that's for you to kind of check out if you want to. But in case you're you're sensibilities are wherever they're at a new year's resolution that you don't wanna hear no samurai literature. We're not samurai stuff will stay. Okay okay if you are if you made a resolution that's short. Stop listening now. Steve driver. Tom dong they appeared in several movies together as mopus and they will see here. In the movie as the mope the turmoil is is not part of the movie itself. And that's just what you are. It's okay so you're just an actor in the movie but you are known as a mope until they like. Hey come over here. Yeah we need you to whatever we need them might be able to do. Maybe it's something sexual. Maybe it's an extra like a weird scene yet. Something like that. But they were known as the jackie chan and chris tucker of porn

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Former Cincinnati Reds Announcer Thom Brennaman Lands New Job

Donna and Steve

00:49 sec | 1 year ago

Former Cincinnati Reds Announcer Thom Brennaman Lands New Job

"A hit some controversy this Yeah, He got a little bit of trouble. About four months ago, He was on the air announcing a Redd's Royals game, and he used a gay slur while he thought his mic was off, which we all know Mike's are never off. Doesn't make it right. But he's actually been rehired to announce games again. Good, and it's just four months later. It's just, you know, As soon as the incident happened on air, he said he went right on and apologize. And he said, I don't know if I'm ever gonna put headsets on again. He knew the severity of what happened. And pretty much thought His career was over. But today it has been announced that the Roberto Clemente League has hired him to do play by play for the 2021 season. Oh, yes. Oh, not even Major league baseball. This is down in Puerto Rico. Yes. Oh, I say. Okay, well, studio It was passion, I guess. Yeah. What? Listen, I mean,

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Democrat Cal Cunningham concedes North Carolina Senate race

Brian Lehrer

00:40 sec | 1 year ago

Democrat Cal Cunningham concedes North Carolina Senate race

"North Carolina is one of those swing states that still considered too close to call in the presidential race by the AP and the network, But it's competitive US Senate race finally did get called yesterday for the Republican incumbent, Thom Tillis. And the Democratic challenger, Cal Cunningham did something that a normal times wouldn't be newsworthy at all. When the race was called, he conceded, Cunningham said, the voters have spoken and I respect their decision. Well, The results of this election suggests there remained deep political divisions in our state and nation. The more complete story of our country lies in what

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GOP Sen. Thom Tillis Wins Reelection In North Carolina After Democrat Concedes

Larry Elder

00:17 sec | 1 year ago

GOP Sen. Thom Tillis Wins Reelection In North Carolina After Democrat Concedes

"Meanwhile, Republicans have retained another seat in the Senate in North Carolina Democratic candidate Cal Cunningham conceded the race to incumbent Tom Tell us giving the GOP of 49 to 48 edge in the Senate. To Georgia Senate seats are still up for grabs and results won't be known on those races until

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Two Georgia races will decide which party controls the Senate

Chris Plante

01:16 min | 1 year ago

Two Georgia races will decide which party controls the Senate

"The Senate is currently split with two races still to be called on to others in Georgia to be decided in a January 5th run off Now it's pretty clear at this point that in Alaska, Sullivan is going to win the Republican In North Carolina, Thom Tillis. Basically it's already in the bag, so they'll hold those two seats based on what we have in front of us now, David Purdue is gonna run off with this guy, John. Looks like a sock puppet and Kelly lawful er she's It's like the more precarious situation. These two Republican senators right now in Georgia in a runoff January fits both of these. Go to a runoff On January 5th on Kelly lost forgets his Warnock. And and the Republicans only need to hold one of those Georgia presuming that they hold assuming that they hold North Carolina with Tillis and Alaska with Sullivan. Then they only need to get one either. Perdue who looks like he's very state against this guy, John In a January 5th runoff election, but the Democrats going to throw the kitchen sink and the you know the Winnebago and your grandmother's house, they're gonna throw everything at it. They're going to get their billionaires to go in front of it, and then to cry money and politics. And they're going to try to steal the Senate. Get control of the Senate by whatever means necessary by hook and by crook.

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Control of Senate still uncertain with a few races left to be determined

Part Time Genius

05:24 min | 1 year ago

Control of Senate still uncertain with a few races left to be determined

"Is between Republican Senator David Perdue and Democrat John Assaraf. If Jonah's Off can pull David Perdue down below that 50% mark that race will go to a runoff A swell. Joining us now is Shivan Hughes, Capitol Hill reporter at The Wall Street Journal. They're joining us. Theo von Good to be here wanted to get an update on the elections. The Senate was something that a lot of people were focusing on. We've already kind of talked about how the polls were wrong again, or the races weren't as tight as we thought. You know, there was a lot of talk about Democrats possibly picking up a lot of Senate seats, possibly flipping the Senate. It doesn't look like that's gonna happen now. But there are some pickups that the Democrats did get, and there's still a few races that we have yet to call on this. So Shiven tell us a little bit about what's going on in the Senate. So right now, the Senate stands at an even 48 48 48 for Democrats, 48 for Republicans, Democrats picked oven at one seat because they won seats in Colorado and Arizona. But they lost a seat in Alabama. So that's where you get the net one. There are four races that are outstanding one in Alaska, where the Republican Dan Sullivan is expected to win and one in North Carolina, where that Republican Thom Tillis is expected to win, so to holds, the focus now is on to Georgia Senate races. One of them is already going to go to a runoff next year. That's the one featuring Republican Senator Kelly La Flor, who is defending that seat. The other one is between Republican Senator David producer and Democrat Jon Ossoff's. If Jon Ossoff's can pull David Perdue down below that 50% mark that race will go to a runoff. A swell If both races go to a runoff, and if Democrats pick up both seats, Democrats would have 50 seats total, which, if Joe Biden becomes the president means that Democrats would be in control. But that's a very, very narrow pathway for Democrats to climb and already you hear Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Sounding confident that he is going to be the majority leader next year. You know, I mentioned the poles and how wrong they were or how off they were. What do polls say about these two races? At least, I mean, if they're going to run off their already really tight races to begin with. So going into this, The Poles did show that these were going to be very tight races, at least especially in the case of David Perdue. He had started out in the polls a little bit ahead and then in the public polls going into this, he was less than a percentage point behind so well within the margin of error. And the point that suggested it was a dead. He we now have ah, different kind of pole in the form of the fact that people have now voted and we're seeing those votes start to come in. Currently, we have David D'oh at about the 50% mark, with votes still to be counted on absentee basis. We're looking in particular at those Atlanta suburbs, and that compares to about 47.7% for the Democrat John Assaraf with the libertarian at about 2% points, so a very, very close race there. Our Democrats looking in the house. That was another one where they said, you know, there was a possibility of them gaining seats that actually looks like they lost a few seats. So what's going on in the House of Representatives? The races aren't fully called yet. But yes, Democrats were sure they were going to pick up seats, maybe on the order of about 10 seats this cycle, and instead, Democrats are losing seats down by about seven, according to our last count. You're seeing Democrats like Joe Cunningham in South Carolina. Having lost in suburban areas like outside of ST Louis and Wagner's seat in Missouri. She held on to that Nazi which Democrats about they're going to be able to flip in New York State. Max Rose was not looking likely to keep the Democratic seat also Anthony Brindisi in a more western part of the state, not looking likely to keep his seat. So this was not a good election for Democrats. And as we Speak. The House Democrats are in the middle of a private conference call where you have to be sure they are hashing these issues out, and it's probably not very pretty. So, as you mentioned again, this kind of leaves us with the two houses divided again, just as we've had this past four years of President Trump, so whoever comes in, it'll be pretty difficult to get anything done again. Just as we've been going through. It's going to be really hard to get anything done. And because the outcome in the Senate is uncertain, we don't know exactly what's going to be possible. But whatever it is, it's going to be a lot less ambitious than what Democrats were thinking. Democrats were already planning for a big Corona virus relief package early next year. They had been planning to do major legislation on climate change, and you're seeing those be scaled back. I'm hearing people talk about maybe an infrastructure package that has Eluded both parties for so long, maybe something on broadband. I'm starting to hear with expectations that Joe Biden is likely to be the victor. Is there anything that he could do through executive action? Could he take money that Congress has already appropriated it and repurpose that it wouldn't be nearly enough as what Democrats are hoping to achieve their covert aid bill, but they're starting to explore alternative pathways.

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Democrats are expected to retain control of the House, but there are still races to watch tonight

New Sounds

04:15 min | 1 year ago

Democrats are expected to retain control of the House, but there are still races to watch tonight

"At this point, there has been no net change in the balance of the US Senate and to talk about that. We're joined by NPR congressional correspondent Susan Davis. I su Hey, Ari. Let's take a broad look at the Senate map. Tonight. Republicans have held a few key seats. The Democrats are still hoping to win back in some cases, in some cases that has escaped their grasp tonight. What's the landscape is you see it now? Well, I think it looks like the path to the Democrats. Flipping control of the Senate is getting narrower. And now as the night goes on, Republicans holding onto seats in Texas and Kansas and Lindsey Graham winning reelection in South Carolina. These were always sort of reacher Democratic seats, But we were looking to them a signs of, you know, maybe this would be a big blue wave night. I think we're seeing enough results coming in that We do not believe this is going to be a big blue wave night. Certainly not down the ballots, so The path for Democrats to win a majority is just getting more difficult. We're still looking and waiting for results in Arizona, where Democrats expect to flip a seat there, and in Maine, where incumbent Senator Susan Collins has had probably her toughest reelection yet, but again, even with those two seats, that might not be enough to get Democrats where they need to be at also know we've been watching North Carolina really closely all night. Largely seen as a bellwether state for how the Senate would go Republican incumbent Thom Tillis is leading there. The Associated Press has not called the race. But Republicans I'm talking to tonight feel pretty good at their chances of holding on to a Senate majority, albeit with fewer seats and explain why that matters what the difference is between if we imagine that Biden wins the presidency, which we certainly don't know, But what is the difference between A Democratic president with a democratically controlled Congress and a Democratic president with a Republican controlled Congress. Well, I think what's interesting is if Republicans do retain control of the Senate. In some ways, it will be a status quo on Capitol Hill. We're looking at still split control of Congress. Democrats are still heavily favored toe hold their majority in the house. There's no reason to doubt that will happen, so whoever the next president is, but whether it be Donald Trump or Joe Biden They're likely to be facing a divided Congress. And what is the lesson? Bin of the past decade of divided government is that it's a recipe for gridlock and for a confrontation, and if that is the outcome of this election, I think the idea that we're going to see big sweeping legislative change becomes less and less likely, and on the House side. I interviewed Speaker Nancy Pelosi yesterday and she was optimistic about Democrats picking up seats tonight so far. Republicans have won a couple of seats they have and they have, and I think that's one of the things I'm looking at. That suggests that this sort of down ballot activity we're seeing is evidence that we're not going to see a big, dramatic Democratic wave tonight. Democrats still forecast to pick up digits seats in the single digits. But you know forecasters, we're going into the night saying they could pick up a CZ. Many is 15 to 20. That seems really unlikely. And we are seeing Democrats losing in some places to Democratic incumbents have already lost in Florida and South Florida, where the party took a bit of a weapon. Tonight. There's Democrats in New York. Max Rose, who was a freshman Democrat who won in the 2018 Democratic wave in a Staten Island district, a district very friendly to Donald Trump. He's down in the polls right now, but That race hasn't been officially called yet either Bellwether races in Virginia, you know, Republican incumbents have been winning their Arkansas so it is definitely not the terrible night that a lot of house Republicans were braced for. And if anything, I think I hear much more optimism coming from Republican strategist and Democrats at this hour, one race that is getting national attention, not because it was competitive, but because of the person who wanted Marjorie Taylor Greene. Somebody who has Made racist statements supported the conspiracy theory Q and on and is now headed to Congress. She is, and I would also note that in one of the Georgia Senate races tonight, Kelly Leffler Well, we can't say she won the runoff because it hasn't been declared. But her conservative opponent, Doug Collins, could seated the race to her, which means she will be the Republican likely going to a runoff in January, and she courted Marjorie Greens endorsement in the Senate race, and I think that speaks to sort of The influence the rising influence that someone like Marjorie Green and her views have inside the Republican Party to The Associated Press is actually just called the Georgia Senate going to run off with you as you were speaking.

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North Carolina voters unmoved by Dem Senate hopeful’s sex scandal

All In with Chris Hayes

01:32 min | 2 years ago

North Carolina voters unmoved by Dem Senate hopeful’s sex scandal

"Weeks from today Americans will not just decide who they want the White House, but the balance of power the Senate as well On. Congressional races in down ballot races in the US Senate thirty-five seats up this year twenty three held by Republicans, Twelve Democrats, and pulling analysis site fivethirtyeight. Now, project Democrats are slightly favored to take over that chamber, but it's close we've been falling day by day and expanding battleground map of states that now have genuinely competitive Senate races one of those races where the pulling seem pretty good for Democrats early on with North Carolina. That's where incumbent Republican Senator Thom Tillis is facing a challenge from former state senator and. Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran cal Cunningham and back in the beginning of September cutting performing pretty well point ahead of us in the monmouth university poll which left a lot of people thinking wow, this could happen. Could this be a democratic Senate pickup and then a week and a half ago that also seemed to be up ended on October Second Tillis his campaign confirmed the senator tested positive for corona virus, and later that very same day text messages surfaced between cal Cunningham and a woman who is not his wife. After about a week of pretty brutal extramarital relationship accusations started look like I don't know maybe Democrats were counting their chickens a little too early in the north. Carolina Senate race but that new bullying came out and guess what the whole thing seems to have helped. Cal. Cunningham. In a Monmouth University poll just released today cutting lead over Senator Thom Tillis is actually expanded. He's now by four points whereas he was only by one September.

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What to watch in Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearings

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:55 sec | 2 years ago

What to watch in Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearings

"Hearings begin this morning for President Trump Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Cockney. Barrett W GOP's Mitchell Miller has more from Capitol Hill. The judge in her opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee plans to say that the court should not try to make policy and that those decisions should be left to political branches of the government. But the Senate's top Democrat, Chuck Schumer, argues that Barrett should recuse herself from issues such as the Affordable Care act because of her past statements. She's being rushed through to decide decisions that she's all right. He seems to have made up her mind on two of the senators on the Judiciary Committee. Utah's Mike Leigh and North Carolina's Thom Tillis recently tested positive for covert 19 and the hearings will allow senators to join virtually Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says there's no reason that can't be done The Judiciary Committee alone as hell more than 20 harbored hearing since the start of the pandemic on Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller W T. O P News president Trump says

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Trump aide Nick Luna tests positive for the coronavirus

Money Matters with Dean Greenberg

01:00 min | 2 years ago

Trump aide Nick Luna tests positive for the coronavirus

"In the president's inner circle has tested positive for the virus. Fox News confirming Nick Luna, the director of Oval Office operations is infected. Contact tracing is underway after a series of positive test results. Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, now the third Republican lawmaker, to test positive for Cove in 19. Along with senators Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Mike Lee of Utah faxes Rachel Sutherland, Senators. Tillis and Lee both attended an event last weekend at the White House. They're talking, but it remains to be seen if White House Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will reach a deal on another Corona virus relief package. Last week, the House passed a bill that has no chance in the Senate. Well, unfortunately, Speaker Pelosi has weaponized the stimulus bill. You know, they passed it. Try to pass it along party lines on Thursday night this past week, But 18 Democrats voted with us on the Republican side against it. House Republican Mike Johnson, America's

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3 Republican senators test positive for COVID-19

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:39 sec | 2 years ago

3 Republican senators test positive for COVID-19

"More now on that Supreme Court vacancy. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell now says the Senate will not meet in person for two weeks after three Republican senators recently tested positive for Corona virus, But McConnell is still pledging to move full speed ahead to confirm Judge Amy Cockney Barrett to the court. Senator Mike Lee seemed fine on Wednesday, but by Thursday he had symptoms. That's the same day he sat next to Wisconsin's Ron Johnson, who has now tested positive to sow has North Carolina's Thom Tillis, who likely was in the Rose Garden last Saturday and sits on the committee that will handle Judge Amy Cockney barrettes Supreme Court confirmation

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Chris Christie, who helped Trump prepare for the debate, has the virus

Howie Carr

00:40 sec | 2 years ago

Chris Christie, who helped Trump prepare for the debate, has the virus

"Contact Tracy, now widening. After a busy week of events for the president from the debate in Ohio and a rally in Minnesota to a fundraiser in New Jersey and another event last week ceremony to announce a Supreme Court nominee may be central to the White House related cluster, ABC, Cecilia Vega. There is a very alarming thing happening with the circle around President Trump and the growing number of positive cases that we're seeing Hope pics. We just learned that former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and ABC News contributor has tested positive. We know that He was in the debate prep with the president. We know that he was there in that Rose Garden event a week ago today, others are testing positive. Two senators Mike lied Thom Tillis and Ron Johnson.

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3 Republican senators test positive for COVID-19

WBZ Afternoon News

01:18 min | 2 years ago

3 Republican senators test positive for COVID-19

"To call off legislative work until the 19th of October after several tested positive for covert 19, But correspondent Ben Thomas reports not all the work. Three Republican senators Mike Lee of Utah, Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin have announced they've tested positive for covert 19 and others are awaiting results. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Cockney Barrett will begin on October 12th. Wordless and Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham notes that senators can attend the hearings. Virtually that's drawing protests from the Senate's top Democrat Chuck Schumer, who says if the cove it threat is too great for Senate sessions, it makes parents confirmation perilous to Ben Thomas Washington Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden says he feels badly for President Trump over Cove in 19. CBS's Alisyn Keys. Biden says he hopes this is something Mr Trump and his wife could get through. As for questions about more presidential debates, Biden says he hopes there are more debates if the president is healthy enough to do so. Biden also says any rules change is decided by the debate commission for the next debate. Are fine by him. Their first meeting was chaotic and full of interruptions. Alison Keys CBS News Months of

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"thom" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

06:17 min | 2 years ago

"thom" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"This is the Thom Hartmann program are both today and tomorrow book club is a revolution of values by Jonathan Wilson Hargrove the subtitle reclaiming public faith for the common good this is from the introduction total moral clarity and the fog of war since the late nineteen seventies an American political operatives of invested money and energy in framing the cultural concern of conservative white Christians as the moral issues in our public life this training was the explicit agenda many of the organizations that build the religious right but it's become commonplace across political and religious divides in America's public square but do you agree with them or not conservative white evangelicals serve as the spokespersons for morality on the evening news this was not always the case just half a century of the most famous religious leader in America was the Reverend Dr Martin Luther king junior in the context of the civil and human rights movement of the nineteen sixties voting rights equal protection under the law economic justice peace and the environment were widely recognized as moral issues Americans from different racial and religious groups certainly do not agree and how to address these issues but they were consistently addressed as moral issues I grew up in the southern Baptist church in the nineteen eighties and nineteen nineties during the heyday of the moral majority movement and the emergence a emergence of the Christian coalition both of which mobilize conservative white evangelicals to join the Republican Party and hold on to quote traditional values in that context I learned to understand myself as a Christian at war with the dominant culture anxious that our way of life was passing away as the world around us became more diverse my white evangelical culture taught me to turn to the Bible for solace and direction as in any battle argue our leaders argued about strategy should we seek political power to influence legislation or try to influence popular culture should we engage more in public life a retreat to spaces where we could avoid the cop the cultures corrupting influence should we attempt to use culture try to change culture or even build a counter culture is questions animated lively debate within white evangelicalism Evangelista schism for decades but I miss the back and forth about strategy and tactics most people came to agree that Americans were in fact and war James Davison hunter a sociologist attuned to the ways leads institutions were shaping public conversations in the late twentieth century name the phenomena in his nineteen ninety four book culture wars quote America is in the midst of a culture war that has had and will continue to have reverberations not only with in public life but within the lives of ordinary Americans everywhere and quote describing the institutions that are lined up across from one another in American public life hunter noted the historic divisions in the nation had shifted religious people no longer divided themselves along the denominational lines that shape public engagement for most of American history increasingly hunter observed Americans saw themselves on one side or the other of the war beef between traditional morality and progressive values this wasn't just about left versus right politics though the culture wars inevitably shaped where people stood with regard to partisan issues the divide between orthodox orthodoxy and progressivism was more fundamental hunter hunter argued people on each side increasingly understood their way of seeing the world as fundamentally incompatible with their enemies across the battle lines in the realignment of hundred described Americans who look to the Bible for moral authority whereas to line up against progressive values and policy proposals that sought to expand rights and alleviate poverty in the name of defending traditional morality in a biblical worldview I was taught to fight against policy proposals that were advocated by marginalized and vulnerable sisters and brothers who were crying out for justice in public life on the front lines of the culture war many who had committed to follow Jesus as lord realized we had been deployed to fight against the people through whom Jesus promised to be present in Matthew twenty five how did white Christian nationalist rest America's public moral narrative away from the civil rights movement and persuade many people of faith to defend white cultural values in the name of Jesus this question has haunted me since as a young man on my way out of the religious right I met black Christians who taught me another way of following Jesus in public twenty years later after the election of Donald Trump I wrote reconstructing the gospel finding freedom from slaveholder religion to say that to say what I had learned from the blackland freedom movement about how white identity politics distorted American Christianity's understanding of everything from personal salvation to share public witness but as I taught that long history in churches and seminaries across the country I quickly realized that slaveholder religions more recent impact on American public life was the pressing concern not only for Christians struggling to understand public witness but also for the wider American public the simply could not comprehend a white Christians who claim to be concerned about morality could stand by a president who is so obviously and egregiously immoral I wrote those this book both for those who share my experience in white Christian institutions and for the many who do not because the false moral narrative of the tradition I was raised in as impacted everyone caught up in the American story revolution of values is a search for clarity on behalf of people who lost our way in the midst of the culture wars such confusion was not uncommon in the fog of war veterans remind us a sensitive and discerning judgment is called for Carl von Clausewitz writes in his famous treatise on war a skilled intelligence to send out the truth my methodology has been just sent out the truth of what happened to faith in public life by examining the political and economic interests that invested in winning the political alliance allegiance of white evangelicals in the late twentieth century the book revolution of values moreover this is the Thom Hartmann program so is it time.

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"thom" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

08:53 min | 2 years ago

"thom" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"This is the Thom Hartmann program so this is pretty amazing over a democratic underground they caught this thing and put it up as their graphic for the day I I didn't even see the story but did tear their headline is headline you near you would see eventually trump sues orphanage yes it's true there is a hundred year old orphanage down in Texas along the border with Mexico in South Texas that Donald Trump is suing because he wants them to go out of business so that he can run as well right through their yard honest to god this is a from Newsweek yesterday the trump administration so in an orphanage in South Texas in order to exercise its eminent domain powers and obtain temporary access to the property planned for construction along the border with Mexico returned for a leader on granting access to the land known as an easement the federal government says it will pay the Sacred Heart children's home of Laredo Texas one hundred dollars as just compensation there were forty children living at the orphanage as of last fall sicker heart has been in operation for over a hundred years this is just incredible I mean that's it shouldn't surprise us but it's just a just incredible I think I mentioned earlier that this that the Ohio governor Mike DeWine's government it has now is now inviting this is a great piece about this over at the intercept on it was the top story today in the state is inviting employers to report employees who don't show up for work out of concern about the corona virus to report them for possible unemployment fraud as a new form on the Ohio department of job and family services website for players to confidentially report employees quote who quit refuse work when it is available due to cove in nineteen and then they note under Ohio law individuals can't receive unemployment benefits if they can work but refused job offers or quit their job quote without good cause so apparently Ohio has decided Mike DeWine the Republicans who control Ohio have decided that being afraid of dying or getting an illness that can cause your children or your parents or your grandparents to die that's not good costs well that's not good because sorry tough luck meanwhile Pete hegseth over at fox news is telling his audience that herd immunity is our friend yes we all want her to be unity it's a fine fine thing and you just need to have some courage right just get out there he he he that's eases I don't think you're gonna need that kind of ethos and that kind of spirit but freedom before fear listen there's a lot of anxiety is a lot of misinformation the experts in quotes have been telling us hundreds of thousands of people are going to die but not anymore is on the phone healthy people getting out there they're going to have to have some courage right they know they noted in the and the article in the intercept that herd immunity as among you epidemiologists in at least in this context is considered satire meanwhile Paul Krugman writing in today's New York times and this is you know sad and breath taking everything else Republicans adamantly oppose extending unbalanced on him exiting hands unemployment benefits such as an extension Lindsey Graham last week said that if if you guys think that we're going to extend unemployment benefits you know with this next package like the you know these extended I believe mark Pocan said that that was for eight weeks I believe I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure that's what he said on Wednesday it what is less a Graham said is if you think we're going to extend that beyond whatever the time was eight or twelve weeks it's going to happen over my dead body right over our dead bodies actually was his phrase referring to the Republican members of the Senate so really meanwhile Paul Krugman points out the trump administration R. as of yesterday yesterday was the day maybe was the day before yesterday I'm pretty sure was yesterday had the ability to say to the Supreme Court you know we really don't want to go ahead with this lawsuit were tried to completely wipe out obamacare and eliminate protections against pre existing conditions and eliminate lifetime caps only you know we were we were there we really want to go ahead we want to bring back the ability of the health insurance companies to throw you off your policy because of a pre existing condition or refused to treat you because the novel coronavirus because it's an act of god or some other weird thing that they've got in their contracts we want to bring that back families with children under twelve are particularly hard hit he says according to one recent survey forty one percent of these families are already unable to afford enough to eat foodbanks are overwhelmed in some cases the lines are a mile long and what is the Republican response to that they're trying to make food stamps harder to get honest to god and they are pros and and you know the Democrats are saying why don't we expand food stamps you've got you know thirty million new people who are wiped out and we know it's actually much larger than that I mean the the thirty million numbers the people who have officially applied for unemployment and do you know could be could legally apply for it all kind of stuff and it was being processed and whatnot doesn't include the cry crash websites it doesn't include most importantly all those gig workers who don't qualify for unemployment benefits in most states you know over drivers and people who are you know it's just there's a whole spectrum of the and there are there are work too and they're hungry too I'm guessing we have forty million or more Americans who are you know on the stock on the outside looking in and many of them now forty one percent don't have enough they can't afford food to eat and the Republicans not only are saying no to food stamps let's make it harder and harder to get food stamps because this's been ongoing process ever since the so called welfare reforms in the late nineties you know and bill Clinton said welfare as we know it is dead is gone or whatever yeah that turns out in retrospect not to have been such a brilliant policy but Republicans were quite enthusiastic about it they still are and they're working in that direction in state after state after state and so now the Democrats come along and say Hey we have forty million people who don't you know don't have any money let's at least get them some food right Robert is going to get money let's give him some food let's open up the access to the food stamp program all in all we can't do that we're not you know that's all of it I'm guessing you know if if they were explicitly asked that would be over their dead bodies to and you know for Paul Krugman refers to the Republican party's cruelty it really is in fact I think the cruelty is the point I am increasingly convinced you know I used that that many of these people the Republican Party are just reveling in the cruelty in the you know Hey we're wiping out the the the takers the eaters the useless eaters as Hitler used to refer to disabled people and and mentally challenged people yeah we're just get rid of them useless eaters and I think that there's a spot a small but real sub center I think Donald Trump is in that subset I think Stephen Miller's in a subset I believe bill Barr is who are just like it's a good thing you know Darwin was right we need to weed out the weak it'll make society stronger I used to think that they were just you know kind of not real connected kind of you know aspiration not real connected with their emotions you know somewhere on the autism spectrum or something like that but people on the autism spectrum still have in most cases compassion these guys are way beyond that these guys you know like I said I think that they're actually enjoying this and then you know go Krugman adds one answer may be that much of America's right has effectively decided that we should simply go back to business as usual and accept the resulting desk that's all is that one answer may be that.

Thom Hartmann
"thom" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

05:42 min | 2 years ago

"thom" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"A farmer's world by Thom Hartmann this is in chapter three hunters in our schools and offices the origin of ADHD the only S. theories about attention deficit disorder characterized it as a disease state that had to do with brain damage or dysfunction at various times it has been lumped in with fetal alcohol syndrome mental retardation various genetic mental illnesses psychiatric disorders resulting from early trauma or child abuse and the theory that parental smoking lead to fetal oxygen deprivation part of the nineteen seventies when ADHD was first characterized as a specific disorder ADHD children and adults were largely treated simply as bad people even though attentional deficits have been recognized in the psychological literature since nineteen oh five they were the kids who always got into trouble the James deans of the world the right listen unsettled adults like Abraham Lincoln's father the Lone Ranger John Dillinger more recent research however is dis demonstrated a high incidence of ADHD among the parents of ADHD kids this discovery because some psychologists to initially postulate that ADHD was the result of growing up in a dysfunctional family they suggested that ADHD may follow the same pattern as child or spousal abuse moving through generations is learned behavior the dietary causing advocates contend in the children's pattern in their D. parents eating habits in this accounts for the generational patterns of ADHD other studies suggest that like down syndrome or muscular dystrophy ADHD is a genetic disease in the specific gene the A. one very into the D. two dopamine receptor gene has been identified by scientists as the leading candidate with ADHD is a genetic disease or an abnormality it's a popular one possibly a film afflicted as many as twenty five million individuals in the United States some estimates put ADHD is occurring in twenty percent of males and five percent of females other estimates are much lower hitting a bottom of three percent of males and a half percent of females with such a wide distribution among our population is it reasonable to assume the ADHD is simply a quirk that is some sort of aberration caused by defective genes are child abuse when the condition is so widely distributed inevitable questions arise why word ADA she come from the answer is people with ADHD are the leftover hunters those whose ancestors evolved and matured thousands of years in the past in hunting societies there is ample precedent for genetic diseases in quotes that in fact represent evolutionary survival strategies sickle cell anemia for example is now known to make its victims less susceptible to malaria but living in the jungles of Africa where malaria is endemic it was a powerful environmental tool against death by disease in the malaria free environment of North America it became a liability the same is true of Tay Sachs disease a genetic condition it's mainly eastern European Jews and confers on them a relative immunity to tuberculosis and even cystic fibrosis the deadly genetic disease common among Caucasians one twenty five white Americans carries the gene may represent a genetic adaptation research re recent research indicates the cystic fibrosis gene helps protect its victims at younger ages from death by zip such diarrheal diseases cholera which periodically swept Europe thousands of years ago it's not so unusual apparently for humans to have built into our genetic material protection against local diseases and other environmental conditions certainly Darwin's theory of natural selection argues in favor of such bodily defenses those in it individuals with immunities would survive to procreate and pass along their genetic material as the human race moved from its earliest ancestors two basic types of cultures involved in the areas that were lush with plant and animal life and had low human population density hunters and gatherers predominated in other parts of the world particularly Asia farming or agricultural societies evolved it pursuing buffalo and our North America hunting deer in Europe chasing wildebeest in Africa or picking fish from a stream in Asia these hunters needed a certain center set of physical and mental characteristics to be successful number one they constantly monitor their environment that rustle in the bushes could be a lion or coiled snake failure to be fully aware of the environment and noticed that faint sound might be in a swift and painful death where this sounder flasher movement might be the animal hunter was stocking and noticing it would mean the difference between a full belly and hunger I walk through forests and jungles with modern hunter types in the United States Europe Australia and East Africa and one characteristic always struck me they notice everything a flipped over stone a twenty foot print a distant sound an odd smell in the air the direction in which flowers pointer moss grows all these things have meaning to hunters and even when walking quickly they notice everything number two they can totally throw themselves into the hot time is elastic for them another characteristic of a good hunter is the ability to totally focus on the moment utterly abandoning all consideration of any other time or place a hunter sees the prey gives chase through golly or of being over fields or through trees giving no thought to the events of the day before nor can that considering the future simply living totally in that one pure moment Amerson himself and by involved in the hunt time seems to speed when not in the hunt time becomes slow ball hunter's ability to concentrate in general maybe lower his ability utterly throw himself into the hot at the moment is astonishing three they're flexible capable of changing strategy on a moment's notice if the wild boar vanishes into the brush a rabbit appears.

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"thom" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

11:58 min | 2 years ago

"thom" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"This is the Thom Hartmann program welcome back time I've been here with you on the line with us is David Ritter the sea of Greenpeace Australia Pacific the author of his latest book the the coal C. O. A. L. coal truth green peace dot org dot eighty you is the website and you can treat him at David underscore Ritter R. I. T. T. E. R. David welcome to the program thank you very much and thank you for joining us from Australia I'm seeing these photographs of the fires that are going on on on a hand in your country and your continent Hey which is roughly the same size as the continental United States and it's it seems apocalyptic what what's the current status of the fires the fires are still burning and I have tried and tried very sad time to go see an extra element Alfonso and then on the lead different brother willing stockyards conventional dispatching December to run for the summer months whose December January figuring I'd be Satan stockings side much earlier than I should have in that now or around eight and a half million it please which did you sound like media he's determined and they still will verify still dating a very strident start their secret striving stops and the size and so in addition to the just destroying vast areas of our country eastern he's in coccyx marks a mobile home and see me sitting in the dark skies are going by in the conduct toxic smoke but instructions I'm not used to one of my ask each consequently most collisions in the world I understand that on the ecological side of this the best estimates are about a billion animals including a number of potentially or an endangered species or what may be as a consequence of these fires endangered species have died it almost seems like there should be a you know a a disturbance in the force on a billion sentient beings vanish from there there are gore are kill I burned up and and also I mean I you know I was over media matters earlier today and and the headline is a mid range in fires Rupert Murdoch's just Australian media empire turns a blind eye to climate crisis a a you want to speak to the ecology of that and be what is happening in your country with regard to the media and the politics of this the impact on an apology ease Scotton truly dreadful strident reads one of the second claim may make a difference countries into into that sponsor animals in the world and that's based on a non conventional oil supplies for some of our clinic animals which can corrosion hours and and so what happens for depositing describe exactly one scientist to do the biological because large all body of the region had seen the storage and el al ready under great strain in these these countries saddling recent who just do not have a great recording in a cake and Florida and so generals that were ready with danger critically endangered or vulnerable I had had pushed to the brink and I in fact in doubt as to the consequences five thirty so I wouldn't be able to be in the the numbers are necessarily list much at Christians that has a horrible terrible impact on the the hardwood species but when you use language what liability speaking concludes that it is a real impact seeing the in betweens all of that shot odd animal bodies burned alive old hillbilly badly injured animals class on that and I do need you along with the aids aids family greetings for the twenty five long strides along with the magic words children greeting to the Hynes remarks or gestures being that you're teaching in their own country but now you need to see it on a struggle minds and and he pointed out he even had a conflict that we have seen many many calls she's been mentioned denial and the reality all global warming of the climate in the agency by the Murdoch and he's in stride do you like their number starts with the I mean the significant hi Tara he died in two by using the search on the influence of the press you significant and each yeah he's been dedicated to repair pricing down on the mac and cheese and its consequences it's also the potential speech remark that opinion Russian adoption might sort of outlandish theories about that run the country actually and which vehicle science so it really has been the secret magic happened all denial down and in the context of the lease country wouldn't be on file easier to keep you in the apartment L. A. eighty you were talking with David read of the CEO Greenpeace Australia Greenpeace dot org dot eighty you David what is green peace doing in Australia with regard all this what are you all doing whoa that were bubble once a college I'm standing impacted she's on what many others even astride the would be abductor in the last year to support did they acted by bought a five on but as I campaigning organization with origins capital of natural Austin orbits making isn't diversity recruitment as their role to do two things one is playing to the scaffold the stories all cited for example towards the end of last year we enabled I Koppel didn't house had been burned down in the five to type reminds of the house to camera and be surprised and so on the all that power you know I even in the far north in crisis that the images of which traveled around the world the server it's it's that it's that Condit scaffolding also laundered stories and then the other thing that we see in a crucial role in Houston and I remember there are hundreds of thousands in stride and so are involved in the crankcase network we see it as being crucial that we continue to troll that connection that even the conditions gold on black climate change that had been generous you order conditions that had not been finalized which street this call one eight engines from coal from oral from gas driving clouded militancy and the confidence he driving the catastrophic car any instrument context call would ease called the problem area roughly stated our missions to meet the conditions in Australia come from call our talent buckled in past actions and one of the two largest coal exporting nations in the world so stragglers making I really outside contribution to the problem of the continuity cheap because alcohol again here in the United States we have what used to be two brothers now of one of them has passed away David coke and Charles his brother's life to who is Daddy made his fortune in the fossil fuel industry drilling for oil for Joe Stalin and then came back to United States and made more money with fossil fuels and and they built an empire it's now diversified beyond fossil fuels but coke industries you know basically a fossil fuel company and they have been funding and leading much of the climate denial movement at least over the last few decades is there a an analog to that in Australia is somebody who is just obscenely fabulously rich I think the cook brothers were the were the the second or third richest Torino family and not in the United States behind the Waltons and maybe Bill Gates is there an analog to that in Australia where you have you know cold there on or an oil Baron who who has so much money that he or she is just completely distorting the politics of your country there was probably no one haven't probably historically Dame one single analog and rate hikes in the distance tidy look sellable and if you did you win the race and of course traveled internationally because we know it here are the links has also interests on it you know I'll bet that a trans national each year it's called knowledge exported to strive and strive exponents within stolen by transnational links up to put those things aside and the second thing to side yeah I'm probably not the time in the strand it is a moral green I we're all interests that had acted together hi great site I used to Moreland the guy that used to jokingly describe themselves and the green house mafia because I will cry out of the wind which by hedge the five groups on climate action in the street and and at that Betty Ann Scott biking to leading down from the beach companies federal sorry some industry bodies rocks and minerals council under stress and this council of the strike which I guess repeatedly and rigorously hi duration climate action to the point where you end up with a columnist that will keep your promise to carry on each call leads a talented trying with nothing to be scared all and then the third each year after that we didn't say you just before the last national election in stride where one particular to a certain minor cold cost he is reported to skin somewhere between fifty and sixty in stride and owns the master of weeks just before at all April I did before and national elections and the impact of that money was not to be Mister Thomas how he extinguished street in which I'm gonna hold alot national bridges which he did by staff to I think it's a direct bikes from you to be a big burden to cake he as he which sounds in astronomy the closest analogue budgets we have to bring the listing of cracks animal for this so I'm interested in the analog so you what you experienced in Europe's remarkable.

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"thom" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

06:13 min | 2 years ago

"thom" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"This is the Thom Hartmann program our book today is jail break out of history by Butch Lee this is from the first chapter break out a jailbreak got a history here yet focus on Amazon's about why we deal with the real women as myths girls who never really existed yeah again all around us and that we can't bring ourselves to see because scenes for white man's eyes is about non vision of ourselves so what's the deal with the real Amazon think about hearing Tubman take six months in fact take a year and thank break it on down what does it mean to be the most famous new African woman in U. S. history what does it mean to be stuck in that lie what's the meaning of being famous while being hidden and disfigured and dissed plus jailbreak carry a toughman out of white history and placer in Amazon and new African story her story the people story Harriet Tubman's life is a live weapon placed in our minds showing us what it means to be an Amazon which is why the capitalist patriarchy has for bidden us to touch on its for so long in this maybe for the first time we can see Amazons as a future force in a clash of peoples and nations not as myths but as players in the old difficult course of world politics we can also appreciate the bitter sweet Tang of reality as the peeling away layers of propaganda and disfigurement which of hidden Harriet from us exposes how much we assume and how little we have known new African women have already pointed out the significant pattern of its exclusion cultural critic Belle hooks said recently I mean if we can recover ida B. wells and Harriet Tubman to the extent that we recovered say Zora Neale Hurston I think that's important contrast because people want to bury that revolutionary black female history her story and Deborah gray white connects Heriot's treatment to a larger pattern in the mainstream history of slavery in which black women quote were reduced to insignificance and largely ignored and quote in examining the influential historian Stanley Alkan's she points out quote in alcon seems to omit women all together was accentuated by his description of slaves who came home he identified as part of an American underground those who never seemed calm to sambo ism among those mentioned were Gabriel who led the revolt of eighteen twenty Denmark Vessey leading spare the eighteen twenty two plot of Charleston and nat Turner and mission conspicuous by its absence was Harriet Tubman if Alkan's had really been thinking of slaves of both sexes he would hardly ever gotten this woman who became widely known as the Moses of her people end of quote patriarchal capitalism's which only want Amazons to be exotic myths about forgotten ages have hidden Harriet Tubman in her own fame they both trivialize and exceptional as her these are tools of oppressor culture the stripped down and censored version of her life is told in elementary schools all over the U. S. empire so much so that everyone thinks they know her story already all of the doubt Harriet Tubman was born in slavery in Maryland around eighteen twenty she escaped to the north when she was twenty nine we kept returning secretly to the south again and again to help others say slaves escape for this she became known as Moses true statements by limiting her it becomes clever propaganda against her and against her people we're patriarchy has been unable to deny that women do significant things it denies the full meaning of what we do by trivializing them a daily feminist philosopher traces the enormity of what patriarchy has done to us in ancient Greece the goddess Kate also known as Artemis and Diana was sometimes known as trivia and represented by a three pay statute that was also the name is for the intersection of three paths which in many old cultures for the sites of mystical power she writes in gynecology quote in light of the cosmic significance of the term trivia as the crossing of the three roads and the goddess who bears this name contemporary meaning of the term in English be examined English term which according to Merriam Webster is derived from the Latin trivia mark cross roads is a dental is defined as common ordinary common place a little worth her importance and significance flimsy minor or sleight of course according to patriarchal values that which is common places of little worth for a competitive hierarchical society scarcity is intrinsic to worth does gold is more important than fresh air and consequently we are forced to live in a world in which gold is easier to find than pure air and quote so trivialized area Tubman the capitalist patriarchy pictures her as an idealized woman by their definition makes a life of helping others thus our deeds are squeeze in a women's assigned maternal role as nurturer helper and rescuer of men who then go on to do important things but her it wasn't wrapping Mother Teresa she wasn't even any kind of civilian at all she was a combatant a guerilla warrior carrying pistol and rifle fighting in her people's long war for freedom a war that rock the foundations of African society americ season about American society and that has never gone away think about what it means to be called Moses which was the code name the other new Africans gave her I wish became Harriet's famous warrior name in the anti slavery Underground when we check out the Bible we can see that Moses was a ruthless visionary someone of force the boldest changes in risk surprise people so that they can survive who led them out of captivity to put it simply Moses was a leader in a time of war so to this area Tom the book jailbreak out of history but fortunately here with you and its many.

Butch Lee Thom Hartmann
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"Is the Thom Hartmann program they were reading from St capture how conservative activists big business and wealthy donors reshaped the American states and the nation by Alexander her tell Fernandez this is in chapter one title the most dangerously effective organization one of my law tease the normally staid the trade publication Bloomberg businessweek in a two thousand eleven article and peace explain how relatively unknown group the American legislative exchange council Alec could turn one bill idea from a business into many many many laws in exchange for half the membership dues quote corporations drop bills off at one end concluded the journalists and they come out the other stamped with the imprima tour of a nonprofit non partisan group of state legislators in the journalists assessment that process made Alex Alec a corporate bill laundry for the state's investigative journalists in the nation reached a similar conclusion writing that Alex project was best summarized as the complete business domination of American public life the good government reform outfit common cause agreed summing up their take on Alec is a group in which quote dozens of corporations are investing millions of dollars a year to write business friendly legislation that is being made into law in state houses coast to coast with no regard for the public interest and in the book on court in in a book on corporate lobby across the states labor scholar Gordon Laffer is concluded that quote above all the corporate agenda is just to shape state policy is coordinated through the American legislative exchange council these assessments of Alec paint a clear picture of the business front that's certainly squares well with some examples of the group's activities like Enron's efforts a deregulation of state electrical markets throughout the nineteen nineties but the denunciations of Alec as a corporate bill mail fit more on easily with Alex other lobbying priorities for instance common causes pointed out that in addition to lobbying for corporate tax breaks breaks and cuts deregulation Alec has been the at the forefront of efforts to introduce strict voter ID laws across the states image voter ID it's Alex declared one of common causes directors and earlier Alec pushes prevented states expanding legal rights to LGBT Americans and women what where is the narrow corporate interest in these social issues another source of confusion comes some accounts of Alec that emphasizes connections to Charles and David coke the two mega wealthy libertarian industrialists were often known colloquially as the cook brothers the center for media and democracy a left wing group of muckrakers closely tracking Alec the state policy network S. P. N. and Americans for prosperity A. F. P. have been quick to point out that Alik has long receive support from the co brothers main company coke industries no one knows how much the cokes and given Alec in total but the likely amount exceeds one million dollars estimated lis Lisa graves the centers had that infusion of cash grease argues is resulted in hundreds of Alex model bills and resolutions bearing traces of coaxing DNA raw ideas that were once at the fringes but they have been carved into mainstream policy through the wealth and will of Charles and David coke it is certainly true as we will see that Alik has been supported by the coax main corporate arm but the call Alec part of the vast coke to Puss of organizations created and managed by the two brothers mis characterizes both Alec and the coke network Alec is not new nor has it ever been externalities not now nor has it ever been part of the coax main network of political organizations as best we can tell funding for Alec flows not from the cook brothers seminars of wealthy donors that finance are more ideological spending but rather through their business and I like the other organizations that the coax direct Alec is not helmed by close coke industry operatives so of Allah is not part of the coax main set of political organizations what exactly is the relationship between the group and the cook brothers the misunderstanding of Alex relationship with business movement conservatives and wealthy donors as understandable as we'll see in this chapter because over decades the group has included to include all these actors it is not there simply a front for corporate lobbying nor another piece of the coke network instead is best seen as a coalition that is attempted to reconcile the very to preferences of big business firebrand conservative activists and wealthy donors that task is not always been easy Alec has at various points leaned too far forward favoring one set of constituents over the others sometimes resulted in backlash importantly Alec leaders we need new institutional designs to manage conflicts both within and between their constituent parts looking closely at these innovations sheds light on questions of coalition building in the fragmented American political system in particular helps us to understand when businesses are capable of sustain collective political organization the United States a surprising outcome for many observers of American politics in hindsight it may seem obvious that our organization the brought together political conservatism private sector companies the lobby state governments would be used a useful creation for corporate executives and right wing activists seeking policy change across the country certainly the power parties as organized interests theory I outlined in the last chapter would anticipate the businesses seeking policy change would do well to develop close alliances with such activists and politicians yet on the other hand a long line of scholars argue the groups representing businesses in politics in the United States would be to hamstrung by internal conflicts to adopt anything other than flat opposition to government according to Zach accounts businesses are.

Thom Hartmann
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"The Thom Hartmann program our book club selection today is titled the end of ice bearing witness and finding meaning in the path of climate disruption by darshan mail the dedication of the book this book is dedicated to the future generations of all species know that there were many of us we did what we could this is from the introduction the fall lasts long enough that I have time to watch the blue ice race upward aeons of time compressed into glacial eyes flashing by in fractions of seconds hi so my fallen far enough that I've told my climbing partner Sean into the crevasse with me this is what it's like to die in the mountains of voice in my head tells me just as my mind completes that thought the rope wrenches my climbing harness up I bounce languidly up and down as the dynamic physics inherent in the row play themselves out somehow Sean has checked my fall while still on the surface of the glacier I brush the snow and chunks of ice for my art here arms and chest and pulled on the sleeves of my shirt by my glacier glasses hanging from my pocket from the pocket of my climbing bit by talk them away I checked myself for injuries an incredibly find none assessing my situation I find there is no ice shelf nearby to ease the tension from the ropes a Sean king to begin setting up a pulley system to assist extract me I looked down nothing but blackness I look at the wall blue eyes directly in front of me take a deep breath and peer up into the tiny hole into which I'd fallen when I'd punch through the snow bridge spanning the crevasse the same bridge shot had crossed without incident as we made our way up Alaska's Matanuska glacier toward mile markers Baker in the in the true Gatch range you get the low down one more time then that's it I tell myself out loud again there's only a black in you a young boy joining beneath me swallowing everything even sound my stomach clinches I remind myself to breeze Shawna you okay I yell as I clamp my mechanical centers to the rope in preparation to climb up yeah I'm all right but I'm right on the edge you calls back I can't set an anchor to get out of the system so don't a sound we're gonna have to wait for the other guys to catch up time passes the onset of hypothermia means I can't control my body from periodically shaking to ignore my fear of dying I gaze meditative Lee at the ice a few feet in front of me as I dangle the manager air pockets found in the wider ice near the top of the glacier of long since been compressed producing the mesmerizing beauty of centuries old turquoise eyes slightly deeper into the crevasses ice that has been there since long before the Neanderthals I hang suspended in silence mindful not to move out of fear of dislodging Sean giving my full attention the ice immediately within my vision I focus on how the gently refracting light from above seems to penetrate and reflect off the perfectly smooth wall staring into at the blue seems infinite despite the danger my situation the glaciers beauty calms me delicate snow flakes in their infinite possibilities of form late land on mountainous terrain under its own weight the snow is complicit compressed into glaciers the scour and shape the face of the earth countless millions of tons of weight aided by the force of gravity pushing pull these frozen rivers down hill carving out cirques and troughs from uplifted geologic plates and sculpting the majestic heights of mountains that I've been drawn to since I was young eventually are there to teammates arriving work to extract Sean from his purchase six inches from the edge of the crevasse all three of them set up a three way pulley system laboriously my teammates begin all me up inches at a time of what nearly became my tomb I continue to focus on the delicately shifting.

Thom Hartmann
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"This is the Thom Hartmann program for the telephone book clubs they were reading from Monica L. Smith's books cities the first six thousand years this is from chapter one title why cities as an archaeologist my favorite place in Rome is not the Coliseum or the forum is the ancient trash dump of Monty to Stasio right in the middle of the city it's a giant amount of broken pottery where the ancient Romans threw away the containers used to ship wine and olive oil all over the Mediterranean each of those vessels is about half the height of a person and made of course clay that would have roughed up a Steve is stevedores hands there odd shape of two handles an appointee base may the good for packing into a ship's hold or standing upright on a sandy shoreline but very inconvenient for anything else after a cargo of them arrived his destination on the hustling shores the Tiber at the very heart of the Roman world a few were re used a few were recycled over the centuries the pile discards grew with the result that one of the famous hills of Rome is actually not a hill at all but if human construction a landfill essentially today Mante testosterone is topped by trendy nightclubs as been endlessly mind for construction but there are still the remains of twenty five million ancient containers poking up from the vegetation of the hillside now consider a very different metropolis my favorite part of Tokyo the backside of the shoot sh Shuki G. fish market that part the tourists don't visit check June cagey is enormous in the past injuries are crowded plastic buckets and barrels teaming with every kind of creature that you can imagine from the brainy deep crabs attempt to call their way out baskets little Fisher piled up in ice buckets and great slabs of tuna glisten under the klieg lights the market is open everyone chefs and restaurant owners and jostling with homemakers for clearer view of the day's catch it's a world without friendly chit chat punctuated by the dangers Dharti movements of souped up forklifts the Dodge their way in and out of the buildings and he popped the discards out back behind the market is an enormous dump of plastic from shipping boxes used to transport the globally sourced tunics within shrimp from each morning's auctions the pilot containers is taller than a two story building and so large that it is continually cleared by bulldozer some of the curtains are trampled and broken in the process with bits and pieces this bill further into the passageway in between the endless runs the machinery merchants and their helpers come to pick through the heaps of box fragments sorting through the pile to find ones that aren't too broken they carry them off to re pack with fish or whatever else they're selling ancient Roman modern Tokyo are literally a world apart but if we stand back and look at them as cities they have identical characteristics in addition to markets and trash their a multi story buildings long streets sewer pipes water mains public squares and a downtown zone of financial institutions and government offices there are a thousand riders of sounds and smells competing with the weather in daylight the frame the skyline in the built environment there are crowds of people rich poor young old female Maggie male gay straight trans able disabled employed students jobless residents and visitors production and consumption opportunities are scaled up in cities to provide not only more things but also more things per person a completely ironic abundance given that urban residences tend to be much smaller than their world counterparts in the midst of so much abundance the only solution is to cycle through positions faster turning everything into trash is the active discard the provides the most telling evidence of urban activity whether it's a broken pot sherds from two thousand years ago or a fragment of a plastic grate that was shattered this morning once you start to look for the concentrated Demetrius of your own urban life it's everywhere in the trash cans the bear the proud logo the downtown business improvement district in the dumpster parked outside a building that signals the renovation taking place inside in the garbage truck that of structure commute in the legions of sanitation workers employed to sweep the streets and subways and haul out the accumulations of discards trash as a familiar rhythm and concentration holidays bring a hang over of extra full trash bins parades and festivals and summer weekends in the Parker witness through their aftermath of overflowing trash containers where the directly or by proxy in urban obsession with trash is everywhere and once you start to look you won't be able to stop seeing it congratulations your an archaeologist move your gaze upward or to the side you might notice is not just trash the silently tells the story of urban life your own metropolis even if it's a new has many traces the reveals history before you moved through the streets its streets maybe it's a bolt hole in the sidewalk red telephone booth used to stand burned out of these railroad track now embedded in the asphalt of the city street maybe it's a building that has been updated once or twice resulting in a pastiche of a Victorian facade with mirrored glass windows are modernist concrete structure fronted by flowers and cheerful painted window sills and maybe it's a newly cut ditch in the street you can see the layered pavements in prior years right up to the present buildings and streets and parks serve as a living map of variable time a collection of structures that all exist simultaneously whether they were constructed a millennium ago in your grandparents time or just last week your growing archaeological inside serve you well when looking not only at modern cities but also the ancient cities that are found by the hundreds of nearly every continent such famous ones such as Rome did not so famous ones with the romantic names like to call tell Brock in XP.

Monica L Thom Hartmann six thousand years two thousand years
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05:52 min | 2 years ago

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"This is the Thom Hartmann program so Donald Trump finally speaks well he did reads knows to reporters a little bit ago he just tweeted impeachment which China is now over all caps a master Simon as you as president parentheses Mikola quote what do you want from me great I keep hearing all these different ideas and theories what do you want it was a very brief conversation he was not in a good mood he the president just said impeachment which on as it all I just said I want nothing I want nothing I want no quid pro quo tell presidents always get to do the right thing close quote later master sign on so that I told him good go get the truth this which and then now and trump's voice in his tweet this which I must and now so bad for our country so that's where we're at right this moment and now okay a Republican Mike Turner of Ohio is questioning investor son the Riesman two thousand sixteen that was very clear to impassable and and how do you know that what did he say to you because he says that was not clear to him in fact he says that's not the case he was working on that he knows that that's what the president wanted but he didn't have it as this was a require I I strongly disagree with that portion of his testimony was absolutely a requirement or we would have just had the meeting and been done with it what about the eight he says that they were tied to the aid was not tied and I didn't say they were they were conclusively tied either I said I was presuming it okay they took the present never told you they were tied to your testimony his testimony is consistent in the president not tie a two investigations that's correct okay he also testified that he spoke to Giuliani and that Giuliani did not relate that that that he was tying on behalf of the president or on the president's behalf eight and then in fact Julie I never said to him that aid was tied to investigations now I got I the question I have for you is did you ever have a conversation which really on and they did not involve Volker because your testimony is a lot of weeds and **** so did you do your own Giuliani habits separate conference severed phone call where Giuliani told you at the eight was tied because Voelker says and if he was on all your phone calls Booker says that never happened no I I did have a few conversations I don't recall how many because I don't have the records with Mr Giuliani direct because the White House won't release them a little and I mean I don't really any seats you got or you say I don't believe I testified that Mister Giuliani told me that aid was tied I've I've I think see this is part of the problem investors often and I just want to walk you through this is you've said to us everyone was in the loop and everyone in the whole sector are sick I listen to you today as a lot of people and not only our answers somewhat circular frequently you've given me you conduct yourself in your own answer now the the text messages and emails that you put up there Kurt Volker walked us through it he has a completely different understanding of what you were saying then what your saying you were saying so I I'm a little confused as to how everyone's in the loop because they're there if Giuliani didn't give you any express statement then it can't be that you believe this enjoying only tell you right now is Donald Trump your friend no we're not friends yeah I will give you like the president yes okay what you know after you testified German Shiffrin on give a press conference and said he gets to impeach the president I'd states because your testimony and if you pull up C. N. N. today right now they're banner says Simon ties trump to withholding aid is that your testimony today Mister that's a mess or someone that you have evidence that Donald Trump tied the investigations yet because I don't think you're saying that I've said repeatedly congressman I was presuming I also said that president trump so no one ever did not just the present Giuliani didn't tell you Mulvaney didn't tell yet nobody Pompeii didn't tell yet nobody else on this planet told you that Donald Trump was talking did when he was made in his correct you know two plus two things aren't testify don't answer the question is that correct no one on this planet told you that Donald Trump was tying this aid to the investigation because if your answer is yes then the chairman's wrong in the headline on CNN is wrong no one on this planet told you that president trump was tying a two investigations yes or no yes so you really have no testimony today that ties president trump to a scheme to withhold aid from Ukraine in exchange for these investigations other than my own presumption which is nothing I mean that's what are set so you know what hearsay evidence is an ambassador here say is when I testified what someone else told me you know what made up testimony is made up testimonies when I just presume it I mean you're just assuming all of these things and then you're giving them the ants evidence that they're running out of doing press conferences and CNN's headline is saying that your saying the president I'd states should be impeached because he tied aid to investigations and you don't know that correct I never said the president added states should be impeached no but you did you have left people with the confusing impression that you were giving testimony that you did not you do not have any evidence that the president I'd states was tied to withholding aid from Ukraine in exchange for investigations I you'll back so that's that's the fox news clipping username ambassador someone really want to better understand Mr Giuliani's role in carrying out the president's demand for investigation this is Andre Carson of Indiana twenty during the meeting in the oval office to discuss the future of US relations a president trump told you and others to quote talked to Rudy do I have the right Sir correct Mr ambassador did you listen to the president and talked to Rudy Sir did I talk to research yes what.

Donald Trump China Simon Thom Hartmann president Mikola
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05:48 min | 3 years ago

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"This is the Thom Hartmann program they were reading from St capture how conservative activists big business and wealthy donors reshaped the American states and the nation by Alexander Hertel Fernandez this is in chapter one title the most dangerously effective organization one of my law tease the normally staid trade publication Bloomberg businessweek in a two thousand eleven article and peace explain how relatively unknown group the American legislative exchange council Alec could turn one bill idea from a business into many many many laws in exchange for half the membership dues quote corporations drop bills off at one end concluded the journalists and they come out the other stamped with the imprint a tour of a nonprofit nonpartisan group of state legislators in the journalists assessment that process made Alex Alec a corporate bill laundry for the states investigative journalist in the nation reached a similar conclusion writing that Alex project was best summarized as the complete business domination of American public life the good government reform outfit common cause agreed summing up their take on Alec is a group in which quote dozens of corporations are investing millions of dollars a year to write business friendly legislation that is being made into law in state houses coast to coast with no regard for the public interest and in the book on court in in a book on corporate lobby across the states labor scholar Gordon Laffer is concluded that quote above all the corporate agendas used to shape state policy is coordinated through the American legislative exchange council these assessments of Alec paint a clear picture of a business front that's certainly squares well with some examples of the group's activities like Enron's efforts a deregulation of state electrical markets throughout the nineteen nineties but the denunciations of Alec as a corporate bill mail fit more on easily with Alex other lobbying priorities for instance common causes pointed out that in addition to lobbying for corporate tax breaks breaks and cuts deregulation Alec has been the at the forefront of efforts to introduce strict voter ID laws across the states if it's voter ID it's Alex declared one of common causes directors and earlier Alec pushes prevented states expanding legal rights to LGBT Americans and women what where is the narrow corporate interest in these social issues another source of confusion comes some accounts of Alec that emphasizes connections to Charles and David coke the two mega wealthy libertarian industrialists were often known colloquially as the cook brothers the center for media and democracy a left wing group of muckrakers closely tracking Alec the state policy network S. P. N. and Americans for prosperity A. F. P. have been quick to point out that Alik has long receive support meco brothers main company coke industries no one knows how much the cokes and given Alec in total but the likely amount exceeds one million dollars estimated lis Lisa graves the centers had that infusion of cash graves argues is resulted in hundreds of Alex model bills and resolutions bearing traces of coaxing DNA rock ideas that were once at the fringes but they have been carved into mainstream policy through the wealth and will of Charles and David coke it is certainly true as we will see that Alik has been supported by the coax main corporate arm but the call Alec part of the vast coke to Puss of organizations created and managed by the two brothers mis characterizes both Alec and the coke network Alec is not new nor has it ever been externalities not now nor has it ever been part of the coax main network of political organizations as best we can tell funding for Alec flows not from the cook brothers seminars of wealthy donors that finance are more ideological spending but rather through their business and I like the other organizations that the coax direct Alec is not helmed by close coke industry operatives so of Allah is not part of the coax main set of political organizations what exactly is the relationship between the group and the cook brothers the misunderstanding of Alex relationship with business movement conservatives and wealthy donors as understandable as we'll see in this chapter because over decades the group is included to include all these actors it is not there simply a front for corporate lobbying nor another piece of the coke network instead is best seen as a coalition that is attempted to reconcile the very to preferences of big business firebrand conservative activists and wealthy donors that task is not always been easy Alec has at various points leaned too far forward favoring one set of constituents over the others sometimes resulted in backlash importantly Alec leaders we need new institutional designs to manage conflicts both within and between their constituent parts looking closely at these innovations sheds light on questions of coalition building in the fragmented American political system in particular helps us to understand when businesses are capable of sustain collective political organization the United States a surprising outcome for many observers of American politics in hindsight it may seem obvious that our organization the brought together political conservatism private sector companies the lobby state governments would be used a useful creation for corporate executives and right wing activists seeking policy change across the country certainly the power parties as organized interests theory I outlined in the last chapter would anticipate the businesses seeking policy change would do well to develop close alliances with such activists and politicians yet on the other hand a long line of scholars argue the groups representing businesses in politics in the United States would be to hamstrung by internal conflicts to adopt anything other than flat out opposition to government according to Zach accounts.

Thom Hartmann one million dollars
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"To the Thom Hartmann program call two oh two eight oh eight ninety nine twenty five where has always go twenty seven minutes past the hour get your thoughts on this trip this is the Tom Hardiman program our book today the Tom Hartman book club is R. I. P. G. O. P. how the new America is do mean the Republicans buys Stanley B. Greenberg this is from the introduction hotels in America an amazing story and if you in if you hadn't seen what happened to America over the last four years you wouldn't believe it it even has a happy ending that's none too soon for all of those of us who have been fighting another division who had enough fighting division and enough politics this time the into politics portends a country United in finally liberated from gridlock to address the nation's most serious problems it ends with the death of the Republican Party as we've known it while the survivors work to recreate the party of Lincoln relevant for our times it ends with the Democratic Party liberated from the nation's suffocating polarization to use government to advance the public good as a cut as the guy is the country used to expect you see our country is hurtling toward a new America that is ever more racially and culturally diverse younger millennial or secular non married with your traditional families in male bread winners more immigrant and foreign born for more concentrated them growing metropolitan areas which are magnets for investment and for people the new America compasses a vast array of family types and working families in which both the men and women face growing challenges the new America is ever more racially blended in multi national more secular it religiously pluralistic the new America embraces the country's immigrant and foreign character it now includes the college educated in suburban women who want respect and equality in a multicultural America America was shaped by major social movements civil unrest political battles and government action at historic junctures and by the choices the two national political parties took they created a more modern America each moved America away from traditional strictures on blacks women and immigrants each juncture made America freer more equal and more democratic those with the Democratic Party on a trajectory that aligns Democrats with the country's emerging civic norms and alienated the Republican Party from the country and from itself America was changed profoundly by the battle to pass the civil rights laws that ended racial segregation and insured black said the right to vote bipartisan immigration laws re open the country to non Anglo Saxon immigration in nineteen sixty five and greatly expanded in the late nineteen eighties the Supreme Court put women on a path to greater independence inequality when it declared in nineteen sixty five the women have a right to privacy and birth control and in nineteen seventy three when I made abortion legal and these different choices came to fruition with the election and reelection of Barack Obama the first African American president who's activist government produced a tea party movement and revolt that xcelerated the polarization of the country and made attributes are race an immigration matter as never before the tea party and Donald Trump battled the stop history and stop government at each juncture the Democrats are deeply divided sometimes more than the Republicans this was true I matters of civil rights immigration and abortion nonetheless after these defining social issues were settled in law or by this US Supreme Court national democratic leaders embraced and defended the social changes and new freedoms that align to the party with a modernizing America and its values after more than five decades of such choices the Democratic Party is associated with equal rights equality gender equality tolerance openness to diversity and more the Republicans electoral base was in the south and later in the Appalachian valley in rural states across the country so at each juncture they escalated their battle against these national changes these national leaders ignored their own deep divisions and worked inventively to show they were champions of white people during the battle over civil rights and affirmative action its leader scorn the sexual revolution and champion to this day a constitutional amendment to make board abortion illegal they were opposed to women breaking free of the patriarchal family and winning a quality they mobilize against illegal immigration in the states and nationally field by Patrick Buchanan's three campaigns for president new Gingrich letter revolution in the early nineteen nineties the put the GOP into a total war fourteen against the Democratic Party determined to expand the liberal welfare state and marginalize conservatism but those forces defeated him the tea party led the GOP's life and death battle against president Obama's affordable Care Act fueled by tea party protests that elevated white racial resentment and hostility to immigrants defeating an delegitimize in the president Obama was the last chance to stop the new America from winning Obama's two thousand eight election the Wall Street bailout in the searing battle to pass obamacare produce the tea party revolt and the tea party wave election a twenty ten the most consequential election of our lifetime it gave the tea party fueled Republican Party effective control of the US house and Senate two thirds of the governorships in more than sixty percent of the state legislative chambers which rush to radically re draw the legislative and congressional maps to ensure big GOP majorities for a decade the tea party led the G. O. P. push the country into fiscal austerity and to deconstruct government to stop Democrats from using government for positive.

Thom Hartmann twenty seven minutes sixty percent five decades four years
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03:21 min | 3 years ago

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"This is the Thom Hartmann program boy what a weekend this is this is just well it's another day in America I guess the the president I'd states this morning offering condolences to the wrong city and refusing to point out the simple fact and and and it is a simple fact I mean this is back to a nineteen ninety seven study that was published that has been repeated over and over and over again that while America has roughly the same crime rate as the U. K. as the Netherlands we have massively higher levels of death why more guns the more guns you have the more the more deaths you have it's just that simple number one and number two you know it yeah he called out white supremacy and said this is an evil thing but you know he read a teleprompter speech after Charlottesville Virginia to you know I I you can't take anything this guy says seriously yeah and you know wait a couple of days and Haley back to his with his his white supremacist rhetoric because it's what he thinks is going to get him reelected and if he doesn't get reelected he's probably gonna go to jail and so will his family and you know this is a cornered rat right now so somebody Rotuman nice speech and he you know he read it with his normal lack of affect in and here we are but there's a whole bunch of pieces to the set on talk to you about today that I think are really interesting about the what we have come to the program Tom Harmon here with the the allied from Portland on this on this Monday I want to start out if first of all with a speech you know originally I was going to play a trump speech but you know it Nate I I I think I'm just going to skip the trump's speech all together I think everybody knows we've all heard trump's speeches you know all you know over over again you know that the one where he was in Florida and he said you know what we do about these these this invasion of Mexicans and somebody else shoot them and he laughed and smiled and the crowd went nuts contrast that with this club of Lyndon Johnson this is the week after John Kennedy was shot the nation was in shock and mourning from from a shooting death the shooting death of a president obviously but LBJ comes right out and says we need to remove this poison well here's a here's the exact quote you'll hear in just a moment he said let us turn away from the fanatics of the far left and the far right now back at that time there were fanatics of the far left the I knew some of them the members of SDS they had blown up a bunch of buildings and things and the far right now and the far right back then which is basically saying you know impeach Earl Warren wildly in times of change many LBJ says let us turn away from the fanatics of the far left and the far right from the apostles of bitterness and bigotry from those defiant of law and those who pouring venom into our nation's blood stream check this out time.

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"thom" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

01:53 min | 3 years ago

"thom" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"Listening to Thom Hartmann visit Tom Hardman dot com for audio and video art be back it's coming up on ten minutes before the hour and welcome back Kathy I'm sorry okay I'm just kind of talking about earlier about ten our full click to call constitutional convention god knows what they're gonna do well the trump administrations and chipping away at chipping away and chipping away at every aspect of our government at every aspect of human rights and I know the doctors say new commission that he got Pompeii on the state department conform commission on all right so let me just read you this very brief quiet about what it says here when they posted in the Federal Register the purpose is to provide quotes slash thinking about human rights discourse was section this court has departed since founding principles of natural law and natural natural right seal you has a really good explanation of what's going on and but he knows about human rights and the law these people do and I'll send you the link and hope everybody looks at this because when you look at what's going on you know at the border so what they're trying to do with women and abortion rights how they want to clamp down on in every aspect of their life.

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"thom" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

04:12 min | 3 years ago

"thom" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"Your listening to Thom Hartmann visit Tom Hardman dot com for audio and video art be back it's coming up on ten minutes before the hour and welcome back Kathy I'm sorry okay I'm just the kind of asking about earlier about the attempt by a very wealthy and powerful call cause constitutional convention god knows what they're gonna do well the trump administration chipping away at chipping away and chipping away at every aspect of our government at every aspect of human rights and now it's got this new commission that he got Pompeii on the state department conform commission on all right so let me just read you this very brief quiet about what it says here when they posted in the Federal Register the purpose is to provide quotes slash thinking about human rights discourse was section this court has departed since founding principles of natural law and natural natural right blue seal you has a really good explanation of what's going on and but he knows about human rights and the law these people do and I'll send you the link and hope everybody looks at this because when you look at what's going on you know at the border what they're trying to do with women and abortion rights how they want to clamp down on you know it would you be to every aspect of their life this just is another way of of undermining our right and with this condition specifically looking at is the urine declaration of human rights that was past includes side in nineteen forty eight yeah to which I believe we are signatory shows just how I mean this is insane what's going on here and wake up and I will send you the link to the ACLU so Cathy by speaking of our founding principles are they talking about slavery they want to bring that back anything past them if you want to keep what happened just very recently with the national labor relations board because you know there's there's there are rejection the original set of slavery of course and by the way never went away it's it's legal in our prison system right now sleep exactly exactly there are ways that they're chipping away and chipping away at workers right a recent decision right out of the national labor relations board have given employers virtually cart blank after unions and it's an attempt decertification constantly put them on guard constantly make them go through campaigns over and over and over again because workers under duress meant to convince them not to retain their union Alex Acosta was doing but now talking about Jeffrey abstinence recently and for a for instance the number it's never ending yeah and the U. N. declaration of human rights there's also there's a very significant section a worker right soon after everything there's no question yeah no I I we are watching a major right wing power play here that is going to hurt Republicans as much as anybody else it's a at it's turning our country into something that I think is is largely on recognizable on and I I just it is I I have the sense of just extraordinary tragedy any of the thank you so much for the call it's it's right now it's nine minutes coming up on eight minutes before the hour stick around.

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Radio Free Nashville

04:30 min | 3 years ago

"thom" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"It's the molar moreover this is the Thom Hartmann program right here with you we were in the previous hour discussing the crew the possibility that the US economy could crash were we're seeing levels of inequality were seen levels of wealth being piled up were seen levels of destruction of the middle class working class that we literally have not seen since nineteen twenty nine effect we had nineteen twenty nine number several years ago were beyond that we've also added the longest expansion literally in the history of the United States the longest economic expansion since the George Washington administration and and if you take out that if you eliminate from the economic numbers the money borrowed by the federal government by big corporations and buy a individual homeowners if you eliminate those that doubt twenty fifteen was when the economy stopped growing twenty sixteen was well when the crash began and it course I wrote a book called aggression twenty sixteen is specifically predicting that all of our economic growth since twenty sixteen all of it has been because of doubt in our is not real economic growth it's it's what you would call economic stimulus and and and it gets even worse than that I mean you know the the counties that trump won the swing counties this is from access swing carries a back president Obama than flippers the president's what trump in twenty sixteen are now struggling economically a potential problem for trump's reelection bid trump broke his promise to end manufacturing job losses in the key states he promised a manufacturing renaissance that's New York times headline the second part of the headline what happens in twenty twenty in places that lost those jobs the New York times John old Donald J. trump carried several key states in about and manufacturing job losses that has not happened I mean signs of an economic slowdown weaker job growth reduce manufacturing activity I pointed out in the last hour we're seeing for the first time you know just over the last couple of years now for the first time since the Great Depression any increase in in yeah internet where I initiate any increase in mortality well it would be to say it correctly a decrease in lifespan we're actually seeing a decrease in lifespan right now we're also seeing a decrease in what's called fertility another's number children that people are having and those are things that typically only happen during depressions last time those things those two things happen in a serious way was you know the period from nineteen twenty nine through nineteen thirty three our nineteen thirty four and and they're happening now so the question for the first hour is you know if this crash happens is American again who hard right FDR laughed or into a corporate oligarchy middle and also I was asking you know it's been a few days now since the debates there Wednesday Thursday of last week and you know we've all had an opportunity to not only digest the debates and all the media you know horse race coverage of them but also you know to think about and read about what the people actually sad and I know a lot of the candidates who a lot of Americans didn't know you know Marian Williams and Yang bill the water zero are beyond the the Google numbers are just exploding on these people and the fundraising numbers for people is as you have really really got up and if if it turns out I mean we we saw this with Barack Obama in two thousand eight right Brock a bomb was doing really well with fundraising in the African American community but he hadn't broken out into the larger community and then he did you know and then he showed up and he and he ran in the debate in the fan you know with Hillary Clinton and and he broke out in larger communities are raising money right across the board and become became president as states and so the question that we don't know the answer to right now is is is mayor Pete join most of his support largely from the L. G. B. T. K. Q. community or has he already broken out into the larger community and if not when will hear will he and I'm guessing that he probably will he's got a hell of a message and and the way that he's been campaigning it's like.

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"thom" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

05:48 min | 3 years ago

"thom" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"Today. The Thom Hartmann book club is don't label me an incredible conversation for divided times by her shod Monje. This is from chapter two, and it's titled our division problem. Math. Teachers tell us to solve a division problem. We must find the common denominator for birth. This nation's common denominator has been diversity. I'm not a fan of that word neighbor recently sniped it divides people. Well, that's one slant. Diversity the word is self comes from the Latin to turn aside, or as some take it to splinter and separate but nature would disagree with that interpretation every afternoon Lil you meander in the park here. Diversity is the lubricant of a humming engine, you breathe and just one aroma about two five at some held till you've got going Lilly bean. She's got a bunch of rescue dogs. And she's writing this book to them. Y you're catching onto my crazy talk, aren't you? It's bananas to isolate numerate the, smells and -veloping. You none of them on its own captures. The magic of the intermingling whole you're Gaga about the park. Exactly for its kaleidoscope of sense that jostle with each other. And sometimes get up your nose see where I'm going with this diversity itself doesn't divide. It's what we do with diversity to split societies apart or stitches them together. At paradox is to do diversity. Honestly, we can't excuse me. The paradox is to do diversity. Honestly, the we can't be labeling all of diversities critics as bigots. You disagree Lil you're entitled to your opinion. But you haven't let me explain mine. Welcome to the real world, you say, well, this isn't exactly the real world. Is it your conversing canine for God's sake? Okay. Okay. You're right enough in my defensiveness getting my backup on help. You hear me? But if I'm going to work on me, then I need assurance of a fair hearing from you deal note to self never expect the mother daughter relationship to be a picnic in the park as I was about to explain there's more than one way to look at a situation. Some people oppose diversity because they are bigots others were skeptical of diversity because how we it's champions practice. It were fixated on labelling and labelling drains diversity of its unifying potential since the founder of the US Republic Americans have extolled the idea of of unity in diversity E. Pluribus unum. Out of many one you came a Gallup motto for the union of the original thirteen colonies, no argument, Lil the columnists were themselves. Colander colonizers of native people of black people of women and of poor white men. I acknowledged that such labels didn't drop from the clear blue sky. These groups bore the brunt of keeping the United States United. So I'll keep it real to E pluribus. Unum has always been an uphill battle Americans fought gruesome, civil war over the obscenity of slavery was promoters, reduced human beings to labels, a century earlier, drying unity from diversity proved to be to be onerous business of a different sort it. Demanded that ardent revolutionaries check their egos just before writing voting on the constitution. The framers listen to a letter from Benjamin Franklin he in turn had somebody read it out loud addressing each signatories. If speaking to him in person, Franklin confessed in a letter, quote, I do not entirely approve of this convention at present. But sir, I am not sure. I shall never approve it for having lived long. I have experienced many instances of being obliged by better information or further fuller consideration to change opinions. Even on important subjects which I am which I once thought right but found to be otherwise take a moment today. Just this lily a world class rebel states publicly that he doesn't know it all that. He's missing something obvious to others that he might be wrong. Was Ben Franklin written off as a wimp? Nope. Is fellow framers knew the value of humility and making the impossible happen for America's revolutionaries breaking free from British despot. We'd be relatively simple part much harder would be replacing despotism was something democratic and doable. The framers solution to enshrine and institutionalized diversity of viewpoint. They're logic inter-republic vastly different regions cultures people's perspectives. There's nation-building power in airing disagreements. Diversity of opinion, as a common denominator sheer genius Lil in why societies need to send the legal scholar Cass sunshine describes this funky formula. As quote, the the framers greatest innovation Americans. I'm thrilled to tell you still aspire to that vision in June two thousand eighteen the Harris poll released findings about what unites and what divides our country among the factors that unite being open to alternative viewpoints. The deflating reality is people generally mean that other people should be open to their viewpoints today living, the revolutionary ideals seems a non starter and for various reasons hands down. The most controversial reason is the changing makeup of America. It's a landmine of fraught labels Friel identities and engulfing emotions. Can we talk about it? In this country Brown. Black in multiracial babies outnumber, white babies beyond our major cities small towns started to mix it up. Take storm lake Iowa, the editor of its community newspaper estimates that quote, eighty eight percent of children in our elementary schools are children of color, we speak Twenty-one languages, and quote, Sarah smart, journalists in Kansas says that in the past ten years alone and thanks to the rise of agricultural agribusiness. Her farming community has become home to workers from Mexico Central America and the Middle East that's a bundle of change in a flash of time. Thank God America has a history of modeling through problem is Americans can't depend on the past to predict what the future will be that the future will be ticketing, boo..

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