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A Cardinal Hired by Pope Francis Comes to Aid of Trans Sex Workers
"The poll has a guy works for me is a cardinals names Konrad Krajewski worsen the Vatican and his title is papal almoner which is a fancy way of saying distributor of all means of donations on behalf of the pope personally and there is there is no interest in but this is really one of those really wonderful stories there is a a group I mean it's kind of sad subtext but there's a group of transgender sex workers in a beach town near Rome who couldn't get work and because they were sex workers didn't qualify for for assistance from the state I don't know if that's because being a sex worker is illegal or because they were contractor I you know I I don't know the details that but they were they were available it was available to them so they went to a local Catholic priest for help to buy food food and eat his resources his parish resources were already wiped out with regular members of the parish so he called up the pope and the pope wired money to the parish fail them via cardinal Conrad crews Jyske Saul was the I in this is so sweet
Trump Campaign Sues Wisconsin TV Station Over Critical Ad
"American bridge which is put put together some of the most hard hitting ads using Donald trump's only own words to indict him and the Biden campaign the trump campaign has now or Donald Trump has now filed lawsuits against television stations in one case a small station as a recall a northern Wisconsin or Minnesota complaining that about this American bridge and there also now apparently suing to stop a a Joe Biden ad so apparently we're getting under their skin which is a good thing so you know
Why did Trump delay his response to the COVID-19 outbreak?
"But the Associated Press recently did a good round up story about how the trump administration basically procrastinated for months before acknowledging you know the gravity of the situation that we're facing as a nation and the article and I'm gonna share that with you in just a moment it answers a lot of the what questions you know how they blew it and how trump kept saying no there's no problem in the going going to play golf at all there's no problem in going to playing golf and there's no problem and then going and playing golf and until finally I was like oh my god there's a problem and suddenly fox news does a pivot so fast that Sean and entities head is spinning so dancers all those what questions you know what trump was doing what the trump administration was doing that article doesn't talk about about others talk about how the U. S. chamber of commerce was lobbying trump not to do anything essentially certainly not to use the defense per talksport production aggregate a bunch of democratic senators writing it just a rip them a new one letter to the chamber of commerce saying what's going on here so we know what's what we don't know where the why is why would the trump administration B. this callous in their disregard for the lives of Americans why I you know I I just I I don't know the answer the question and maybe we can crowdsource the answer I mean you know why did trump procrastinate for two months was he trying to squeeze a few months of extra revenue out of his hotels was it that he was watching fox news and they were saying there's no problem and so he was saying there was no problems of products was quoting him saying there's no problem and then he was hearing himself being quoted on fox and so we really thought there was no problem in other words and evil dead leave feedback loop between trump and fox news had they had opened up at it and they just like you know like I did other like a giant whirlpool huge war tax into the Bermuda triangle I it just sucked the whole thing down into a black hole is that what happened where is he creating a deadly right wing media and feedback loop that we even went beyond fox news you've you've got all these right wing radius shows and hosts you know up until last week Rush Limbaugh was saying that this was a hoax and that it was being promoted by the Democrats to take down trump I was a server is billionaire bodies so that Wilbur Ross and the guys in this cabinet Betsy device they're billionaires Wilbur Wilbur Ross were three billion budget was worth five billion they have a lot of money in the stock market was he tried to give his billionaire buddies time to unload their stocks you know like Richard Byrd did R. Kelly a lot for the the two Republican senators who attended a a security briefing that said this is going to get really really bad really really fast and they sold all their defense stocks and a killer lawyer you know the the wife of the president in York Stock Exchange actually well according to some reports of what stocks like Citrix that would be good for you know working from home and perhaps Richard Burr did as well I mean these these reports are all kind of scattered right now we're just we're just starting to get the information but was it to help his billionaire buddies was it because he knew that it would hit it hit the economy I had to cut it to the economy that that it would hurt his reelection chances any thought maybe just maybe could just lost bluster is way through this I mean he's done that his whole entire life right it is lies and B. S.'s way through things eventually they work out because people around him we don't pick up the pieces and do things right or he just declares bankruptcy and walks away I mean basically that's been with the the two ways that trump has succeeded through life to the extent that you can say that he's a success is declared bankruptcy six times it doesn't sound like a success to me is a serial failure his father gave him four hundred you know that for a million dollars in the bank because that all away I mean it's just but the question that I'm asking is why did trump delay I mean this his delay is going to cost tens of thousands of lives possibly hundreds of thousands maybe even millions of American lives debts that are completely unnecessary that are wreaking havoc on our health care
Norway's PM Holds Coronavirus Press Conference For Kids
"Meanwhile the prime minister of Norway this was two days ago I believe it was three days ago held a children only cover nineteen press conference this is just beautiful this is from a S. P. S. dot com dot a you with the the the one of the Australian newspapers and a Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg on Monday held a children only press conference on the coronavirus Norway has closed everything private institutions schools kindergartens everything and the prime minister of Norway said it's been special days many children think it's scary this is what she said to the kids at the beginning of the press conference she said it's okay she said it's been special days and many of the children for think it is scary it's okay to be scared when so many things happen at the same time but let's you know let's just answer all your questions and so they took questions from the children who were watching things like can I have a birthday party can I visit my grandparents after I went to the shopping center how long does it take to make a vaccine what can I do to help other people she gave answers like by being home you're helping other people not to be contaminated and get sick it's important for those who already have a disease or who are old so you know we we need to help those people she said if somebody has a birthday in the class everybody should ring them others call them and sing Happy Birthday the press conference was held by the world health organization's director general as a quote great initiative he said educating children and responding to their questions and covert nineteen can help reduce their anxiety and address their uncertainty during this difficult time he said just because you are in school the she said this is the prime minister of Norway she she ended the press conference by telling the kids just because you're in school doesn't mean you shouldn't learn things and it's a good thing to learn but the the uncertainty thing is the big thing you know people can deal with with crisis but it's much harder to deal with
An Internal Pandemic Document Shows the Coronavirus Gives Trump Extraordinary Powers
"You were a brilliant piece for the nation title and internal pandemic document shows the coronavirus gives trump extraordinary powers explained so many people that I realized about and then exit is that under the conditions of one executive branch and the president actually games as I mentioned in that article external powers to respond to that crisis and while I'm not opposed in principle to which is a good thing and yeah I don't think it's necessarily that most experts will tell you that emergency powers are necessary to meet emergencies with the question becomes how does Paris our pride and sort of how they are pursued and when you look at the agency said a lot of the powers on one of the questions and protection which includes most recognizable among its components the border patrol on their money EDG said will receive the most power and when you look at you know the current and how hard line immigration policies then you can see what you no one can one can imagine needs power is being used to pursue you know the administration's political goals as opposed to you know just meeting the crest of the epidemic and that really I think with the crux of the concern for from the end of the story right the Hey it was maybe two months ago I did a I did a whole riff about it here on this program I don't believe we have the author of the article on probably should have but there was a fascinating article in one of the you know more larger and credible publications you know something like the Atlantic or the New Yorker or or possibly a nation and and frankly I don't remember I'm sorry that that pointed out that the customs and border patrol isn't part of or is only peripherally part of the normal chain of command within the executive branch and has been in some ways modified in some way is just you know outside of the normal procedures adapted itself to become basically trump's private little police force is version of you know what what is it yeah I know I I I realize the the weakness of **** analogies but it we saw Hitler do this with the SS you know he had his own basically you know a a military or a a clause I military full police power agency that answer directly to the executive to what extent if that is the case or if that becomes the case and customs and border patrol or specifically ice I believe this article is about how ice is becoming basically try trump's shock troops and has the potential to and he's throwing money at them like there's no tomorrow has the potential to become his own private militant military that that could even behave beyond their own statutory mandate to what extent is that a can a concern or is that something you didn't encounter in writing this so I was concerned if you want to go ahead we can made from an individual the Pentagon document detailing border patrols coordination with in military because recalled that trump declared a national emergency over the undocumented immigration that that exists at the southern border and so now not only is birth control operating with you know from the research is in that I've had before and you know essentially a lot more freedom to sort of pursuing more aggressive response integration and then under any preceding the ministrations we're also working with the military on U. S. soil which of course there are certain legal limitations on the military to do doesn't hasta comitatus prevent that or does that simply prevent them from arresting Americans it is generally it's very hard to get necessary like Republicans but when you declare a national emergency as trump at over I documented the conditions that can use anything about so if you look at the documents that were provided to me what they show is that our teams class support role with border patrol center certain things allowed to do and there's certain things or not I think it's a bit of you know miss languages that are there purely support when you have essentially you know marines and National Guard and things like that you know operating with guns and just say that they won't you know they're not going to actually do anything directly I think you're gonna see a sort of mission creep in the same way that you do with any sort of deployment where you know the armed forces more power and then at the expense of the power of the domestic one agency's response and everything Sir but despite all that he's never really seen the immigration authorities become supercharged in terms of hours after getting in much the passion that you were just describing this as trump other pursued we're talking to Ken Klippenstein his the DC correspondent for the nation the nation dot com is the website his Twitter handle is at Ken Klippenstein can are there indications specific indications I mean that what we're talking about here has moved beyond the abstract into the real that that customs and border patrol or ice or both are beginning to behave in ways that would indicate that they are not responsive to control by the department of homeland security or the justice department or whatever agency might theoretically be in charge of them but instead are beginning to simply do what trump wants I I know that we've seen situations where trump goes down to the border and meets these guys are meets ice guys and they're all wearing Magda hats and stuff like that which is generally prohibited under under you know for federal employees under the normal rules certainly they felt free to ignore those kinds of things but at do we have empirical evidence that it's going to be on that one that I have is based on your money expenses or scheduling department humble journey and what they described to me as a lot of frustration over the inability on that hard to do their jobs when all the money's going on to this particular strategy the customs and border protection edition that there appears to be a live dissension within the ranks among people that you know one would not consider liberal or progressive by any means I'm just thinking that P. P. sort of getting out of control respectively I'm interested in and resources that they now enjoy but the article I think was largely cautionary or at least that was my intention doing it because we don't know yet how they're going to be deployed in response I mean what I got was that internet response plan which describes what they could do you pursuant to an emergency authority at Navistar consolidated under the bush administration a lot of people don't know the history after going in either yeah that's right under the bush administration after nine eleven on the issue the number of executive orders that you know it is it according to circle the team is at least for were aimed at shoring up national plans well again with the wind all kinds of special privileges to be able to respond to an epidemic in today and is very much reflected sort of you know shift away from kind of that single responsible that I'd been sort of how the sacrosanct one time in two words concerning more power in the federal government generally and again I want to stress you know what I mean here I don't think that's necessarily the worst thing I mean are there any such thing as a national emergency and and in some cases the credit thanks to you know respond to that and I feel more comfortable with Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden or president than Donald Trump exactly we have a president here whose you know not just his own personal political orientation the database which she quickly depends on actually over in that question real actually need that is a recipe for trouble and and potentially you know your deployment on board in a way that national security person and maybe putting politics in this direction yeah more than half of Republicans polled and said that bring out the army to restore order in America finally now is months ago right I mean that's that's amazing and Kevin Stein and his pieces in the nation's titled an internal pandemic document shows the corona virus gives trump
Coronavirus: Japan confirms first case of person being reinfected with COVID-19
"Is this this is from Reuters in other news agency this is dateline Tokyo a woman working as a tour bus guide Japan tested positive for the C. code red painting virus for the second time she's the first person in the country to be re infected she hadn't February first she was discharged from the hospital after fully recovering and testing negative and now here we are February twenty sixth four weeks later she got sick again and they tested there and sure enough it was corona virus she got it all over again
Death toll rises from coronavirus in China
"I get in China it's the lunar new year it's will actually will be tomorrow and N. F. and China's having a real problem right now with this Wuhan coronavirus outbreak they've now extended yesterday you know I told you that twenty million people were quarantined essentially now is thirty six million and the death toll has just about doubled in the latest death that is being widely publicized I I mentioned yesterday was mostly older men who are in bad health this was a young man in his thirties who is in excellent health and he just died of it so the the other world is starting to take notice and there's even concern there's a fascinating piece in the Financial Times today that you know it's it's already affecting the Chinese stock market and it might start affecting world stock markets in fact I may have already started yesterday or the
"thom hartmann" 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.
Is meat the new tobacco?
"No one Australia is on fire right now we have a a climate disasters happening all over the planet we've had our share of them here in North America as well and one of the things that is feeding this is meat they get the consumption of meat around the world is contributing about ten percent of the greenhouse gases out there so you've got on the one hand scientists climate scientists saying that we all need to eat less meat and re visit our we do agriculture and then also you've got health folks like you know the the lance at the the the British medical journal came out this was a new report published in the British British medical journal lancet recommends a largely plant based diet this is of a group of scientists from around the world to study nutrition food policy deliberating for three years and said that around the world meat consumption should drop by fifty percent that's for health that's to reduce the number of heart attacks to reduce the number of strokes to reduce the amount of obesity and and the concomitant so type two diabetes and problems that that follow along with that last October a power and a another separate completely separate study was published in the journal nature that essentially said the same thing and then this is impact here's the ABS abstract health risks associated because I'm sure if you happened email logical studies this was in the journal of nutrition research consumption of increasing amounts of red meat particular process meat is us here the increased risk of total mortality cardiovascular disease colorectal cancer in type two diabetes both men and women and that's even when you consider things like age race BMI history smoking blood pressure lipids in physical activity none of those things have as much impact apparently or were you know they are not fit to swing the the variables as simply eating me in terms of your risk of dying young single at and in my opinion between version of climate change and did you want to die on meat has become the new tobacco which is I guess my question for you do you think that meat is the new tobacco because guess what read the back fought back the track you know Mike pence water not bad for a one of the newspapers in in Indiana back in two thousand saying tobacco doesn't cause addiction nicotine doesn't cause addiction tobacco doesn't cause cancer a so now you've got you know the kind of the equivalent of the of the tobacco industry has you know the meat industry has one of these two and that is an amazing story James tapper writing for the guardian the headline red meat plays a vital role in diets claim expert in fighting against veganism never has a red meat will begin a call right back against the growth of veganism this week at the UK's biggest farming conference with claims and eating lamb and beef is vital because drum roll some plants a fisherman drained of their intrusion yes factory farming has caused the nutrient level in our vegetables to drop by fifty percent over the last fifty years in a speech at the I had the option farming conference Alice stand will tell ministers farmers and environmentalists a key nutrients and some fruits vegetables and grains and drop by up to fifty percent over fifty years the solution when you think the solution would be out of farming practices that keep the nutrients in the soil so the plants can absorb them or how about farming practices where you're growing nutrient rich species rather than ones the simply don't be known white button rapidly on the way to the store or as a ship across the country no no no no there there responses you're lacking nutrients unity made I don't get it made is pretty nutrient poor I mean if you want the nutrients from eating animals basically need the entire animal all is organ meats and brains and got some and all that kind of stuff you know like they did back in the old days Justina Burgess team muscle meat is not gonna do it so is meet the new is meet the new
Donald Trump's biggest lie
"Back Zach in north Hollywood California Hayes equity thing is trump's biggest lie I think it's the first lie and the biggest lie that Mitch McConnell William Barr every treason weasel in Congress and Donald Trump told which is the both they took to the constitution that's a good point event earlier caller made that comment about China trump taking that oath on an operation day of the first and biggest lie in it bill in our face yeah and one of the most consequential I mean you know they're they're they're violating their oath of office and they're doing it on a regular basis and the end this I agree and is extremely destructive the United States calling the military police from the United States Army yeah two two hundred and fifty pounders with handcuffs to do what to a restaurant well yeah good luck everybody I don't resting trumps act that that would be a military coup the army should play no role in impeachment and removal from office or anything that that which is after that military tribunal well see he's not subject to military law that's that's one of the things that I really value about our constitution and that the founders were very very emphatic about is that the had the had the head of all the military in the United States the commander in chief of the United States military has to be a civilian cannot be a a military officer and in fact when when you list is grant was running for office there was a debate about whether he should be allowed to be president because he had been a a scene he had been a general as a senior commander hello the very first president George Washington obviously let our troops in the revolutionary war I think that was probably more of a partisan hit on on grant but but the bottom line is I don't want the military doing that if somebody's going to remove if somebody has to physically remove him from office it should probably be the secret service the problem is that the secret service used to be a relatively independent agency was part of the treasury department and in the last day I guess was in two thousand three or two thousand four when when George W. bush created the department of homeland security he moved the so is secret service out of the treasury department and wait which by the way is where they were put after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and move them out of the treasury department and into the department of homeland security so now basically they work for trump there's there's there's not an independent agency within the executive branch that I think could physically remove him from office Congress has no police powers they have no police agencies other than the sergeant at arms who loses most of his authority when he walks out of the building and the Supreme Court has none whatsoever the the security provided by the it to the Supreme Court is appropriated by Congress and and provided by the by in article two
"thom hartmann" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"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.
Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Hits Highest Level in at least 3 Million Years
"In our science fact of the day this just in according to the world meteorological association no you know flaming left wing think tank the a this is the W. ammo the literally the world meteorological association atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide CO two are now at the highest ever in three million years now that is longer than human history human history only goes back a couple hundred thousand years so atmosphere CO two levels right now are higher than when Lucy was around right the the pre human and a higher than when Lucy's ancestors were around getting Lucy was only about a million or so ago all of which means that our children and grandchildren can expect temperatures to continue to rise more extreme weather more sea level rise more destruction to marine life more destruction of land based ecosystems more death of insects and and stuff at the bottom of the food chain which then echoes up so that the birds die and and we're saying this right now you know sixty seventy percent of certain kinds of birds particularly the insect insectivorous birds drawn from our planet we're looking at at at an insect apocalypse right now and and this is just the very beginning we have not yet even hit one point five degrees Celsius increase in temperature over the bass line and the pre industrial base line I mean we're just about there but we haven't quite hit it and the bottom line what what all these climate scientists are saying is is that we have to stop it right there I can't go any farther and yet what is the industry doing right now and and in on the right wing media that is that is supportive of industry while they're making fun of the stuff I mean Michael Mann for example the the the scientist he's been a guest on this program many times as a brilliant easy university of Pennsylvania sciences he's the guy who invented the cop the hockey stick conception of the SCO to going up that Al Gore popularized bed professor of cleans climate science or atmospheric science or whatever it is add to Penn state university one of probably a top five climate scientists in the world Michael Mann me was made fun of by the competitive interest enterprise institute in their blog ran Samberg wrote that well first of all they they attacked Michael Mann they said that his science was nonsense and and that is so Penn state did an investigation because there was all this ball Rollin publicity Penn state did an investigation what they found was that he was totally stand up everything he said was true and the way he said it was fine and though he published it was in compliance with scientific rigorous scientific standards reviews stuff so the compatible devices that is one of these right wing think tanks in quotes it really just a propaganda show operation for industry guy name brand Sandburg wrote that Penn state had quote covered up one two in by Michael Mann and characterize man as quote the Jerry Sandusky of climate science because he had quote molested and tortured data in service of politicized science and then not a blog posted by hosted by the National Review online the national reviews the magazine that William F. Buckley started back in the day when he was alive the saying that the you know the National Review is supporting segregation not just in South Africa but in the United States as well apartheid the National Review still around even though he is gone and they said in the end they oppose this was mark staying he said the man was behind the fraudulent climate change study in the investigation clearing him was a cover up basically and so Michael Landon Jr mattered factions from from the competitive enterprise institute see I am from National Review and instead they naturally you published an op ed by rich Lowry their editor titled get lost well so Matt Michael Mann suit and they just tried to get the lawsuit dismissed and here's the headline this is in the Washington post's Robert Barnes a climate scientists may pursue his definition lawsuit against a magazine in a Washington think tank after the Supreme Court on Monday declined to intervene at this stage of the litigation Sam Alito dissented Sam Mr craze right wing dissented but the the Supreme Court said not spread go ahead and so on it's absolutely amazing I mean this is this is so so here we are we've got more CO two in the atmosphere than at any time in the history of the human race or even the pre human race day in other holidays mmhm more and more CO two in the air our course it takes sometimes as much as a century to that for the CO two in a holding heat and to accumulate to the point where you really start seeing the effects we're already starting to and you've got industry trying to pretend that there's not and there's nothing to see here and making fun of it ridicule and the folks and I've got real scientists were starting to fight back and say no this is real stuff and then the world meteorological organization just comes out and says CO two levels higher than they've ever been
"thom hartmann" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"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.
Trump loses appeal in battle over tax returns
"Eighty a federal appeals court a three judge panel ruled that Donald Trump in fact does have to turn over his tax returns to the state of New York Cyrus Vance junior the the the prosecuting attorney Attorney General or whatever his title is from Manhattan district attorney that's his title had subpoenaed those records in the context of a criminal tax evasion chart case that they are you know looking out to see if trump you know what's up with trump trump has lost in court that's the good news the bad news is that means now he could ask for the entire you know and blocking the entire court to to to sit and judge on the US or it could just immediately get kicked up to the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court then could either choose to take it right away you know like I on an emergency basis like they did with bush V. gore back in the day or they can say yeah we'll think about it maybe next year and and then you know we still don't get to see trump's taxes and and learn how broke he is I'm telling you though he is broke broke broke or you wouldn't be trying to sell his his his hotel in Washington DC it's as only profitable hotel as far as anybody can tell and you know because we don't really know because we don't have his tax returns and and he's changes legal residents to Florida which is something that wealthy people do when they're on the verge of bankruptcy because in Florida you can put em virtually Anil unlimited amount of money into your home and have that survive bankruptcy said you know better
A Look At The Book "Proof Of Conspiracy: How Trumps International Collusion Is Threatening American Democracy"
"About today the time I'm in the club is proof of conspiracy how trump international collusion is threatening American democracy but Seth Abramson this is from the introduction in late twenty fifteen after Donald Trump has formally announced his candidacy for president a geo political conspiracy emerges overseas whose keys participants are the leaders of Russia Israel Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates Bahrain and Egypt these six men decide that trump is the antidote to their ills for Russia US sanctions for Israel a lack of Arab allies for Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates Bahrain and Egypt perceived threats emanating from Iran the conspirators commit themselves to doing whatever is necessary to ensure that Donald Trump is elected trump's presidential campaign is aware of and benefits from this conspiracy both before and after the twenty sixteen election on March nineteen twenty eighteen British journalist David hers the former chief foreign lead writer leader writer for the guardian publishes the most important report of his career first at one time the Moscow bureau chief for the guardian is now editor in chief of his own publishing venture a London based Middle East watchdog called the Middle East hi in the spring of twenty eighteen he reports the existence of a years long continent spanning conspiracy that will eventually enveloped the president of the United States the Red Sea conspiracy this book dominates the gift excuse me denominators the conspiracy Hurston covers as the Red Sea conspiracy for the simple reason that is hatched on a yacht in the middle of the Red Sea a sea water in one of the Indian Ocean bordered by among other countries Saudi Arabia and Egypt one imagines that in as many years as a correspondent and commentator for The Scotsman the Huffington post al Jizerou L. era B. L. J. E. T. R. T. world which is Turkish Mostar al argon Egypt in the guardian hers never thought he'd stumble on a story is far reaching Ernest implications as the Red Sea conspiracy but he did and what he found could change the course of history this book chronicles the events around the globe that preceded and followed the fall twenty fifteen origin of the conspiracy with a special focus on how the conspiracy prompted Donald Trump and his aides allies and associates to covertly collude with six countries both before and after the twenty sixteen presidential election Russia Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates Israel Bahrain and Egypt events that began on the Red Sea in twenty fifteen now influence president trump's foreign policy toward all of these countries toward other countries not involved in the conspiracy such as Qatar and Iran and more broadly toward Europe Asia and the Middle East the story of the Reds B. C. conspiracy begins with the ends of a man named George Nader as reported by Hearst in the Middle East I toward the end of twenty fifteen Nader than an adviser to the crown prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin is I eat L. Nayan known as M. B. Z. convene with his patrons permission a summit of some of the middle east's most powerful leaders gather on a boat in the Red Sea in the fall of twenty fifteen or Mohammed bin psalm one known as M. B. S. deputy crown prince of Saudi Arabia who shortly become the heir apparent to the throne of the Saudi kingdom MZ be himself by twenty fifteen the de facto ruler of the United Arab Emirates del photon LCC the president of Egypt prince Salman bin hammam the crown prince of Bahrain Ken king Abdul of the second of Jordan Nader the improbable maestro of these rulers clandestine get together intended the plan he posed to the man to include the nation of Libya but no representative from that nation attended the gathering of the leaders aboard the yacht to M. B. S. and NBC are already close according to a New Yorker interview with Richard a Clarke a counterterrorism adviser to president Barack Obama George W. bush and B. S. and M. V. easy quote talk on the phone all day to each other and quote the Red Sea meeting although technically convened by nature is a means for MZ and be easy to advance ambitions that he and M. B. S. have designed together the two sunny leaders intention Hearst records is to remake the Middle East with the covert assistance of a highly placed American politician they intend to do this by first renaming and reconstituting the owner the membership of the six member Gulf cooperation council GCC which in twenty fifteen comprises Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates Bahrain Kuwait Oman and Qatar what reorienting to its regional ambitions and global alliances I was G. C. C. realignment with Victor Kuwait Oman and Qatar from the council and replace these three countries with Egypt Jordan and Libya thereby eliminating the entities historical association with the Persian Gulf and remaking remaking it as instead and alliance constituting quote an elite regional group of six countries which would supplant the GCC and form the nucleus of a coalition of pro U. S. and pro Israeli states in the Middle East and quote according to two sources briefed on the twenty fifteen Red Sea summit quote Nader said this group of states could become a force in the region that the United States government could depend on to counter the influence of Turkey and Iran and quote the twenty fifteen Turkey
Turkish troops advance into Syria as Trump washes his hands of the Kurds
"News coming out of northeastern Syria Wednesday morning is devastating David Ignatius the Washington Post tweeted Tuesday night quote a bad situation in northeast Syria is about to get much worse sources tell me that US officials have just informed the Syrian Kurds that Turkey is likely to attack on air and ground in the next twenty four hours the US will do nothing targets are tell byard and Ross outline ironically tell abroad was the main supply route for Isis in two thousand fourteen in two thousand fifteen through an open border from Turkey Turkey refused repeated requests from the US to shut the border that's a big reason why US decided to partner with SDF which took the town in the summer of two thousand fifteen I'm also told the Turkish attack appears coordinated with the Russians russian-backed forces are mobilizing to invade the Kurdish area from the south towards top Gra and other spots. Meanwhile Isis is mobilising sleeper cells in Raka and attacks have taken place tonight and finally writes David Ignatius there's the scary issue of the thousands of Isis detainees families who may be breaking out of camps and prisons After Turkish attack with no American backup plan this is a major disaster coming at us because of trump's decision hours left to stop it sadly the hours left have dwindled to no time left to stop it as just moments after nine am eastern time Wednesday Urkish President Burdon tweeted quote the Turkish Armed Forces together with the Syrian National Army just launched Operation Peace Spring against PKK slash y. p. g. and dash terrorists in northern Syria just know that PK KYI PG he's talking about the Kurds and dash terrorists I guess is in reference to Isis although Turkey considers the Kurds quote interests they're our allies he continued our mission is to prevent the creation of terror corridor across our southern border and to bring peace to the area sure make no mistake he's talking genocide how did we get here well to recap. According to Turkey's communications director during the call with Turkish president aired or one on Sunday Donald trump quote agreed to transfer the leadership of the counter Islamic State Campaign to Turkey in response on Wednesday morning Syrian Kurdish forces allies of the United States issued a general mobilization call along the order with Turkey as Ankara threatened an imminent invasion of the area after I allegedly giving approval on the phone call trump was destroyed paid by Democrats and Republicans alike on Monday then he attempted to backpedal a bit threatening to quote totally destroy and obliterate Turkey's economy me if their push into Syria went too far turkeys been lining up troops for days along its border with Syria and vowed it would go ahead with the military operation and doc bow to the US threat over its plans against the Kurds
Trump authorizes release of transcript of Ukraine call
"Fine the plot thickens as we speak. Donald Trump just authorize the release of a transcript of one transcript of one of his phone calls with the president of Ukraine. and this is this falls in the category of you know first like it like was story Daniels first although I never had sex the porn star and then it's like well all world and lose maybe but it you know so what it's not against the law and then it's like why are paid off to require all while it may be but you know you can't prosecute me because I'm in the White House. and it's it's it's like this this constant reinvention of reality so first it's like no no I never even mentioned Joe Biden to the to the present to Ukraine and I've been withholding the money and then well yeah we did with all that money and now it's all yeah we would tell that money because Europe is with all the money from the European Union just issued a statement saying we have given you crane over fifteen billion dollars in time of four hundred million dollars in US aid we have given you cried over fifteen billion dollars recently. this is not an issue of of Europe not pan out trump is spending this is the sign that this man is in a panic. he is wiped out. and he's going to release this release this transcript in order to try to avoid the whistle blower complaint from going public that's what he's trying to avoid is trying to give cover to is a director of national security his testimony day after tomorrow. where are the Democrats are saying you know the law says just like the law been black letter law the actual written law of the United States says that the chairman of the house ways and means committee can get the president's taxes anytime he wants. he asks pharmacy mission so stop not going to I'm not gonna help you. now they should be impatient when ocean over that. and the law also says that if there's a whistle blower in the intelligence community that requires within seven days that the oversight can the appropriate oversight committee Inc in Congress that would be the house and Senate intelligence committees chip the the chair of those committees shares of those twenty be notified. and the director of national intelligence is the acting director of national intelligence is deep sexiness. but it gets but it. but wait there's more. I mean this is. he goes on to say. this is from the wash and post just now just posted. after they point out that sixteen and a half billion dollars sixteen fifteen billion euros have been given in grants and loans to Ukraine. comes this amazing sense. was it a later told reporters that in addition to Mulvaney it also told vice president pence and secretary of state mon pot Mike Pompeii to hold up the funds. now why is it not now his spent on this is well I just told not to give that money to your cranes to try to force Europe to do so right. is there is Precourt quid pro quo there was no pressure applied nothing. if ever. there was something that calls for a serious serious legitimate investigation. this is
What happened during CNN's climate town hall and what it means for 2020
"Absolutely remarkable town hall last night and CNN I and I hope you were able to catch all of the candidates giving their pitches and and and and I would love to get your feedback on them if you watched the CNN out at a town hall last night on climate change they they did a series hi you know frankly I thought this was more informative than any the debates we've had so far. we we had an opportunity to actually see candidates for president of the United States down democratic candidates for the president United States. take questions give answers get challenged. I this was far more useful to me as a as a voter as a potential we are not a potential as a primary voters in the democratic primary. this format yeah it was seven hours some yeah it wasn't actually seven hours because they broke it up and there is news in between and you know quite quack but that but basically you know it's it's spanned over well over of of a substantial period of time from the afternoon of prime time on CNN. okay I've got a couple take aways from this and and I want to get to them and I won't have a conversation about them the thing that high I was I was very impressed by the virtually all the candidates I think everybody brought their A. game to this with the exception of Joe Biden which really concerns me and if you are Joe Biden supporter. and you watched the debate last night. the the town hall last night and you wash Joe Biden's performance. I would love to hear from you as to why you continue to support Joe Biden I'm I you know I've been scrupulous up to this point. about not trying to answer my own opinions into this democratic primary I have my my own personal opinions about you know who would who would be the best candidate or the best candidates and you know I've I've leaned a publicly in on the air on a number of occasions toward Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders because they're the two candidates who are polling above three percent I'm basically you know anybody's polling under three percent right now you know with all the exposure that these candidates had with with four days in debates you know two complete sets of debates and newspaper articles on the internet and everything else everybody's been doing I think if they're under three percent they're probably fairly marginal and they're not you know they don't have a shot that that they're really running for a cabinet position or for senator or you know whatever to to raise their profile and yeah which is fine I get that the one exception that he is that if Joe Biden drops out of the race. and after watching his performance last night. hi you know I was in there with Louise neverson they're just with our mouths open I mean I I was like. if if the whole country was seen us and and I realize the whole country wasn't I mean you know CNN at any given moment probably has a few hundred thousand maybe at the most a million viewers in some of those day parts and but this was early prime time it might have been even a couple of million viewers I think if everybody was saying this it would be the end of Biden's candidacy in my opinion. he was rambling he was forgetting where he was he in in his in his thoughts. he was one of the very first questions is why are you leaving here to go to a fundraiser at the home of a guy who is the co founder of a of a liquid natural gas company of fossil fuel executive and Biden was like well I don't think that's the case and then they came back and said well yeah that is the case and then you know better I mean Anderson Cooper to fact checking in but it wasn't the fact checking the flip me out and it wasn't the the open reveal that you know Joe Biden's taking big corporate monies down that his whole entire life. what shocked me was his answers to the questions. they were non answers and and in many cases it seemed like he was just totally confused. I mean dial it we'll talk about how Donald Trump is slipping. and you know there's something wrong with Donald Trump well last night really flipped me out I mean I'm really concerned if Joe Biden is our nominee that Donald Trump is guaranteed a second term. as as as incompetent as Donald Trump is I realize these are really strong words. and so you know I guess I'm saying if you're a mmhm Biden supporter and you watch that now if you didn't watch that. don't bother calling I mean I you know it's a I I'm not I I I I II because this is this is a singular moment I mean this is this is this is. at a it it just blew my mind and I was watching on Twitter I was watching the the hash tag you know climate to crisis talk or play a clinic town hall or whatever whatever it was I was climatology with the hashtag on Twitter. and who what I'm telling you right now is what I was hearing from person after person after person I mean it was just like it was the Twitter blew up on this. and. back I'm very concerned. so. I now want to toss that out and and I I will pick up your calls on on you know that topic and others you know who who else did you see what did you see over daily kos Andri Yang kinda won the daily kos straw poll Elizabeth Warren came in second Bernie third I'm but I thought all of the candidates Connell Heris allowed forgetting which person was interviewing her now watching hours of the stuff I know there was Anderson Cooper but in any case you know a lot or something it caught in this trap that that Anderson Cooper tried to catch Elizabeth Warren in about let's talk about plastic straws let's talk about light bulbs you know people like those light bulbs are shaped like candles you won't take those people Hey I've got LED light bulbs that are shaped like candles it's a B. S. argument it was the talking points of the fossil fuel industry that the moderators kept throwing at these democratic candidates now you could you know it kind of pissed me off frankly but on the other hand I'm thinking you know these are the exact same kinds of fossil fuel industry talking points that will be thrown at you know the bad at the general debates and that candidates in general because the fossil fuel industry and big pharma basically you know fun to the media and I claim to ignore that. but so it was infuriating on the one hand but on the other hand it was so cool when when Anderson Cooper said well we know what what what what a Les Paul say the other one he said was you know you want to take away peoples gas powered cars and make them drive electric cars that are slower and I'm like. I mean I I've got a plugin Prius the you know the goes thirty miles on pure electricity and when it's on pure electricity I stop on the gas pedal and nothing can lay rubber that that that thing takes off like like nobody's business I've I've driven and several friends is Prius is there like a rocket ship it's like a jet taking off your pin back in the seat. I can't you know when I when I flip by my a Prius into into gasoline mode I can't get anything close to the pick up I've got electric boat and so I tweeted you know obviously Anderson Cooper's never room never driven car. but you know again we get these fossil fuel talking points of the CNN guys but that that you know I thought we were Elizabeth Warren push back brilliantly when he asked her about the in a little white ball thing and she was like really. seriously. I mean you want to talk about that and straws when when we were talking about the fossil fuel industry produces seventy percent of all the poison that's that's in the atmosphere I thought it was great to several people there and then during the evening pointed out that that the that the intensive animal agriculture and specifically mate was also a major contributor to the foster cries to the to the energy crisis or to the issue climate change crisis sorry someone Joe Biden here. so there's that. number two I I want to point out twenty one Tories have now left Boris Johnson. and the Conservative Party kicked them out of the party twenty one of them said you know Boris you're nuts we're not going to go along with this thing we want to have a yes we want to break so we don't want to have a hard break so we want to have some sort of negotiations with the European Union so that there's some sort of reasonable transition into British sovereignty. now that's interesting for us as Americans G. look what's going on in the U. K.. but. it raises a much larger question that nobody in the media is asking which is why is the same thing not happening in the Republican Party in the United States. why are Republicans not standing up to trump why are they not saying you know this guy's nuts. and frankly I think it's because of the power of a big money. in the U. K. they limit the ability of billionaires and corporations to own politicians. as I recall and I could be wrong on these numbers so please you know double check them and I will try to double check them with a little later on the program but as I recall when an election is called it's it it there's a six week maximum campaign period. and there's a limit to how much money can be spent on those campaigns. and I have I I recall in number but I'm not even a six I'm not certain of my fax so I'm I'm gonna stay in that regard but as a result of that it's a lot harder for for billionaires and industries like the fossil fuel industry to own politicians in the U. K. it's not it's still possible and it obviously happens it's a whole lot harder there or and in any other to develop democracy in the world than here in the United States. and so here in the U. S. you've got Republicans who are still cowering before the gun industry. and I'm gonna get into that a little later in the program and still cowering before the fossil fuel industry. and still going like then we'll find out of Joe Biden's gonna do this fundraiser tonight at the at the home of the co founder of this liquid natural gas company or not. but you know still distilled you know with their hand out to the corporate group. we've got that the United States they don't have that in the UK which brings me back to the point that my my final point on the on the primaries in on I was mentioning some of the secondary candidates. if Joe Biden continues his performances like he did last night in the debate. for in the town hall and climate if he continues to lose track of where he is and seen time because you can't remember what he was saying and things like that if that continues to happen. right now Bernie Sanders Elizabeth Warren have about forty percent of the democratic vote locked up. which means sixty percent is up for grabs Joe Biden's got about twenty percent of that sixty percent so if Brighton goes down then the question is who feels that place who is also willing to take corporate money but is now still a good Democrat. and I'm guessing it's going to be calling Harris put it but I'm also guessing that there's a couple of you know quote marginal Canada's secondary can't as people are
"thom hartmann" 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.
Joe Biden says he no longer supports Hyde Amendment
"You house. We pick a president. On what criteria should we choose? What questions should we ask them not rushing ahead to who? Would we pick? There might be examples of people who can illustrate the principal, maybe even past examples, but what are some of the key criteria? One just came out last night criteria. But question one difference because there's so much agreement, of course, anybody going after the democratic nomination will they'll all agree they wanted to feed. Donald Trump, the all agree that he's part of the pretty much all agrees. Part of a coalition of corruption granny number of things. They'll all agree in general terms. Right to choose, but there was one difference that came to light last night, which is Joe Biden, saying that he would not support a repeal the Hyde amendment repeal of the rule that prohibits federal money from paying for services that include abortion services and Liz, with Warren, saying in very heartfelt words that who that would the Hyde amendment hurts or not wealthy, women who will have. Chance to pay for a safe abortion, regardless legal structure, but we'll be working women and women, and the most vulnerable would be the most vulnerable will be most impacted water. Other places that we think could help either on policy or administration or track record or the criteria of your choosing that you think we should use to pick a president so much of what is so much of what is us attention at self electability itself. The self filling prophecy of someone's famous, and they have bunch of dough the political apparatus likes them, and therefore, they're just sort of famous for being famous. I'm not accusing that of I'm not accusing any particular candidate of that. But lest we just will ward reward. How should we actually pick a
Here's Everything We Know About Russia's Internet Research Agency (IRA)
"About the internet reach research agency, the troll pharma sensually and Saint Petersburg on a Russian billionaire allegoric, the they call it the IRA internet research, the IRA operated individual Twitter account similar to the operation of its Facebook accounts by continuously posed original content of the accounts while also communicating with US Twitter users directly through public tweeting or put his private messaging, the IRA used many of these constant tempt to influence US audiences in the election, individual accounts is to influence US. Presidential election include tens underscore GOP. Jen underscore Abrahams claiming to be Virginian Trump supporter with followers and America. I underscore. I an anti immigration persona with twenty four thousand. Followers in may twenty sixteen. The IRA created the Twitter account March underscore for underscore Trump, which promoted IRA organized rallies in support of the Trump campaign. Then about a third of the pages. Redacted thereafter, using these accounts and others the IRA provoked reactions from users and the media multiple IRA posted tweets gained popularity US media outlets also quoted tweets from IRA accounts and tributed attributed them to the reactions of real US persons. Similarly, new numerous high profile US persons, including former Bester, Michael McFaul, Roger stone. Sean, Hannity, and Michael Flynn junior retweeted or responded to tweets posted to these IRA controlled accounts. Multiple individuals affiliated with the Trump campaign. Also promoted IRA tweets discussed below and then what's below. It is a third of the page. That's been redacted. I continues. Now, I are a botnets titties for now in page twenty eight in January twenty eighteen Twitter publicly identified three thousand eight hundred fourteen Twitter accounts associated with the IRA according to Twitter in the ten weeks before. The US presidential election. These accounts posted approximately one hundred seventy five thousand nine hundred ninety three tweets, quote, approximately eight point five percent percent of which were election related and quote Twitter. Also, outer announced it had notified approximately one point four million people who Twitter believe may have been contact with an IRA controlled account number five US operations involving political rallies. The IRA organized and promoted political rallies inside the United States while posing as US grassroots activists. I the IRA used one of its pre existing social media personas Facebook groups and Twitter accounts, for example, to announce promote the event the IRA then sent a large number of direct messages to followers of its social media account asking them to attend the event from those who responded with interest in attending the IRA then sought a US person to serve as the events coordinator. In most cases, the IRA operator account operator would tell the. Person that they personally could not have tend the event due to some pre existing conflict or because they were somewhere else in the United States the IRA. Then further promoted the event by contacting US media about the event and directing them to speak with the coordinator after the event, the IRA posted videos, and photographs of the event to the IRA social media accounts. The office identified dozens of US rallies organized by the IRA. The earliest evidence of a rally was a quote confederate re rally in November twenty fifteen the IRA continue to organize rallies, even after the twenty sixteen US presidential election. The attendance at the rally varied some rallies appear to have drawn few if any participants while this drew hundreds the region success of these rallies was closely monitored, and then the rest of the pages is redacted page. Thirty the entire page. Thirty is redacted page thirty one from June twenty sixteen until the end of the presidential campaign almost all of the US rallies organized by the IRA focused on the US election often promoting the Trump campaign opposing the Clinton campaign. Pro Trump rallies included three New York series of pro-trump rallies in Florida, August twenty sixteen and a series of pro Trump rallies and October twenty sixteen in Pennsylvania, the Florida rallies drew the attention of the Trump. Campaign which posted about the Miami rally on candidate trumps Facebook account as discussed below many of the same IRA employees who oversaw the social media accounts also conducted the day to day recruiting for political rallies inside the United States and the rest of that section is redacted going onto item six targeting recruitment of US persons as early as twenty fourteen the IRA instructed its employees to target USA persons who could be used to advance its operational goals initially recruitment focused on US persons who could amplify the content posted by the IRA. And then about a third of the pages. Redacted continues area employs frequently used and then blank. It's redacted Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to contact and recruit US persons who followed the group. Yeah. Area recruited US persons from across the political spectrum, for example, the IRA targeted the family of redacted and a number of black social Justice. Activists moving to pay thirty two while posing as a grassroots group called black matters US in February twenty seventeen the persona black fist purporting to watch teach African Americans to protect themselves when contacted by law enforcement hired a self defense instructor New York to offer classes, sponsored by black fist
Trump turns 2020 election into a referendum on health care
"Donald Trump tweets last night. Vote will be taken right after the election. When Republicans hold the Senate and win back the how but win back the house. It will be truly great healthcare that will work for America. Yeah. We're gonna hold that vote right after the election soccer players, just like Nixon didn't seventy two. But here's the thing. Americans bought it in seventy two. I think you could say just like ninety six actually I believe it was ninety six may was ninety four whichever year. It was that new Gingrich rolled out his contract on America, which really just pointed to a couple of you know, kind of coq funded bills or suggested bills that were mostly massive tax cuts on on billionaires. And said, oh, you know, these wonderful wonderful things. And it was a scam. But a got the Republicans control of the house of representatives. And I'm telling you, they are they are rolling out another one right now,
"thom hartmann" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"Welcome to the thom hartmann book club thom hartmann university the book reading today is the american revolution of eighteen hundred written by dan system with a little bit of help from me and mostly edited by me i wrote a forward for it it's an absolutely brilliant history of the election at thomas jefferson and the times so reading from chapter one page nine starting out a quote from thomas paine for it is the nature intention of a constitution to prevent governing by party oh really so often in the past century the political history of america reveals a paralysis in the highest levels of our government legislation fails to pass budgets they're voted down compromise seems impossible and the problems of the nation are neither addressed nor solved there have been brief periods of course when this was not the case the new deal is usually held up as an example of a time when american politicians actually came together to fundamentally transform the nature and the political landscape of our country but in the generation since then more often than not we've seen gridlock rather than collaboration conventional wisdom says that's the way it should be the founders of this country the men who wrote the constitution wanted there to be a loyal opposition to serve as a balance against successive power in the hands of anyone political party or even president that's conventional wisdom not only is that not true but this pervasive myth has done considerable harm to our nation and continues to do so the men in power from seventeen ninety to eighteen o one did not even remotely conceive we've of the modern two party system in fact the opposite is true they wished to consolidate and perpetuate a one party system in politics in the united states and were successful in their lifetimes terms party and faction have had or had such a long history that they were widely assumed by american statesman to be part of human nature this at least was the approach taken by the two men most responsible for establishing the theoretical guidelines of yearly republic the early american republic beams madison and alexander hamilton attempted to analyze the terms in light of their influence on the political system they're federalist essays presented an analysis of party in faction that is more than consistent with the history of the terms we reviewed madison referred to the violence of faction as a dangerous vice characteristic of free governments by faction madison wrote i understand a number of citizens whether amounting to a majority or a minority the whole who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion or of interest adverse to the rights of other citizens or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community awards faction is anti america he continued the late and causes a faction or the sewn in the nature of man and we see them everywhere thus party as madison understood it was not something of recent origin parties have been around since the beginning of man any noted quote the most numerous party or in other words the most powerful faction must be expected to prevail enc's analysis on this note to secure the public good and provide rights against the danger of such a faction is that that is then the great object to which our inquiries are directed that's madison captured the essence of the term faction and party as they were understood by his contemporaries the faction and party were inescapably rooted in her human nature and produced violence zeal animosity oppression endanger all adverse to the interests of the community he added quote manufacturers tempers of local prejudices or of sinister designs may by intrigue by corruption or by other means i obtain the suffrage is the boat and then betray the interests of the people his conclusion is the factions must be broken and controlled they are at all costs not to be legitimately recognized or encouraged madison was not alone in his aversion to faction and party alexander hamilton to warns the reader quote ambition avarice personal animosity party opposition in many other motives not more laudable than these were typical of that intolerance spirit which has at all times characterized political parties and of quote registering his disgust for faction hamilton continued it is impossible to read the history of.
"thom hartmann" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"Today on the thom hartmann book book club and thom hartmann university were reading from a what is a pair apparently donald trump's second favorite book is number one according to his first wife as i recall was e collected speeches of adolf hitler which on his bed next to his bed for years but when he was asked by reporters is favorite book he said p t barnum's the art of money get getting or golden rules for making money thought hey let's check this out this is from the introduction those who really desire to attain independence but have only have only to set their minds upon it and adopt the proper means as they do in regard to any other object which they wished to accomplish and the thing is easily done but however easy it may be found to make money i have no doubt many of my hearers will agree it is the most difficult thing in the world to keep it road wealth is as dr ben franklin truly says as plain as the road to the mill it consists simply and expanding less than we earn s seems to be a very simple problem mr macabre one of the those happy creations of the genial dickens was the case in a strong light when he says that you have an income of twenty pounds per annum and spend twenty pounds and six pence is to be the most miserable of men whereas they have an income of only twenty pounds and spend but one thousand nine pounds and six pence is to be the happiest of mortals many of my readers may say we understand this this is a konami and we know economy is wealth we know we can't eat our cake and keep it also yet i beg to say that perhaps more cases of failure arise from a on this point that almost any other the fact is many people think they understand economy when they really do not true economy has misapprehensions and people go through life without properly comprehending what that principle is one person says i have an income of so much and here's my neighbor who has the same yet every year he gets something ahead i fall short why is it i know all about economy well he thinks he does but he does not there are many things that economy consists saving cheese parings.
"thom hartmann" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"Today on the thom hartmann book book club thom hartmann university were reading from a what is a pair apparently donald trump's second favorite book is number one according to his first wife as i recall was e collected speeches of adolf hitler which was on his bed next to his bed for years but when he was asked by reporters is favorite book he said p t barnum's the art of money get getting or golden rules for making money oh i thought hey let's check this out this is from the introduction those who really desire to attain independence but have only have only to set their minds upon it and adopt the proper means as they do in regard to any other object which they wished to accomplish and the thing is easily done but however easy it may be found to make money i have no doubt many of my hearers will agree it is the most difficult thing in the world to keep it rotor wealth is as dr ben franklin truly says as plain as the road to the mill it consists simply and expanding less than we earn s seems to be a very simple problem mr macabre one of the those happy creations of the genial dickens what's the case in strong light when he says that you have an income of twenty pounds per annum and spend twenty pounds in six pence is to be the most miserable of men whereas they have an income of only twenty pounds and spend but nineteen pounds and six pence is to be the happiest of mortals many of my readers may say we understand this this is a konami and we know is wealth we can't eat our cake and keep it also yet i beg to.
"thom hartmann" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"On the thom hartmann programme right after this for the thom hartmann university book club today will reading from a book written by my old friend dennis weaver he has passed away i wrote forward this book uh if wyatt is call all the world's the stage and it's denisot's autobiography a dennis weaver chester and gunsmoke all that kind of stuff uh he's talking about early in the depression this is from page seventeen it's just kind of i'll in his early life early in the depression it became clear that people had to eat it is talking about the 1930s um when he was a a young boy early in the depression it became clear that people had to come together and support each other or many would just not survive not being cooperative and neighbourly was not an option if our neighbors were in trouble we would not think twice about helping we just did it i remember a family named hardy bought the tanker's next door farm there was nothing on that land except woods the men in the surrounding area got together on weekends to cut down the treason made logs to build a house a real log raising within six or seven weekends they build a log home for the already family to live in and a shed further cows children had lots of fun we played games and jump from stumptostump like leaping frogs while the men sawed logs amber nails ladies brought covered dishes of food like potato salad baked beans and jello and we had a picnic at lunchtime it was a community thing a gathering of friends and to this day i still feel carry the feeling with me in those times in moments despite the depression we thought we had the best of life and our way we really did life was simpler we knew how good it felt to be neighbourly sure our lives with each other the national economy was shredded due to the cat crash of 1929 but in our area including arts in missouri oklahoma kansas in texas problem was exacerbated by what was known as the great dust bowl continuing droughts dried up the earth in the fierce winds picked up the defenceless soil and made huge clouds of thick squirrel in dust visibility often shrunk to a.
"thom hartmann" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"They find this truth taylor and thom hartmann and then they want to get the word out they want to bring more people in because that's what happens with truth tellers that's the power of the media revolution and we were talking a briefly in the break about the network power that facebook brought not getting into that there giant networking monopoly because they are and we're going to smash monopoly power to pieces we are going to use the networked power that that comes from these different platforms to continue this prairie fire that is the media revolution and you touched on it what it is is that the ownership of the truth and the the want to spread that truth and that's why people like they comment and importantly they share live streams and and video memes and you know you're you're a larger produced videos what was the one on gun violence it's scott an enormous number of views on it and those are that's you know people are sharing the truth and we're able to somewhat match to a standstill the legacy media the corporate media in many respects and now i want to talk about the medicare for all town hall what did that prove manned how do what is them do for the future so this medicare for all town hall that senator sanders organized with a.
"thom hartmann" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"This is the thom hartmann drove realm oh well thumb thom hartmann program i am alex lawson filling in for tom and we have a great show for you today uh we we are going to be joined by some really fantastic guests we're going to be taking your calls uh at the bottom of the hour here we're going to be joined by stephanie kelton uh who is an economist who recently published a paper showing the economic effects of cancelling student debt uh basically if instead of giving a handout to wall street and the big corporations in the tax scam for around the same amount you could cancel all student debt in this country and the economic affects of that would be massive which is kind of a no brainer but i wanna really dive into that with the with stephanie celts in and i'm excited about that discussion it is a it's an interesting topic and i want to hear from you about what you think about cancelling student debt so we obviously need to do everything at the same time we also want people to be able to go to college everybody to be able to go to college without accumulating any dead at all that is an investment in our future and i think this student debt situation that we have right now we should call it what it is which is a failed social experiment in this generations previous generations did not have to accumulate the same debt and future generations should not have to accumulate the debt and we also should figure out what about the folks who did i want to hear from you what you think about that idea of cancelling student debt we're going to be talking about high drug prices with an organization called patients for affordable.
"thom hartmann" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"Second amendment so it's such a simple fact a and that's what we ought to be focused on i couldn't agree with you more congressman out i'm out thousands filling in for thom hartmann and we're going to be taking more of your calls on the thom hartmann program right after this here oh bye welcome back to the thom hartmann program i'm alex austin filling in for tom and this is the last segment that we have with the congressmen and i am going to get to your call but i actually want to take one bit of uh of of moderator privilege of host privilege here if you don't mind congressman talk about something that uh i know is near and dear to your heart and my heart which is the uh the the in ludicrously high drug prices that people are facing all over this country uh and the fact that it is this corrupt and greedy pharmaceutical industry which is the entire reason that the drug prices are so high it has nothing to do with anything other than greed and i know that you've taken the lead on this issue that i think that your antitrust caucus is incredibly well positioned to shine a light on some of this behavior from pharma i just want to lay that out and see what what your feelings are in terms of the pharmaceutical industry right now and these high drug prices that millions of americans are facing well it's unconscionable because you're actually right i mean this is the way you people talking about the healthcare costs and the pharmaceuticals are late up front and center of priming these clots and it's all going to.
"thom hartmann" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"This is the thom hartmann drone rao readings my friends patriots lovers of democracy truth and justice believers in peace freedom and the american way too simple changes to us law both things based in other laws that we already know and like could solve most of america's gun violence problem rights so this guy thom hartmann over on alternate today at just went up it's a very top of the page hang on justice circuit here surrey my microphone fell and we're get hit where he got a very go okay two simple changes to us law both based nonetheless treat number one treat all semi automatic weapons in a similar way under the same laws as fully automatic weapons see back in the '30s tiny guns are a big problem in late 20s early 1930s we had prohibition alcohol was illegal uh thus all these alcohol gangs surly drug gangs emerged at predictable consequence of prohibition although that's a whole completely separate to conversation but the the the alcohol gangs the the al capone groups and what not uh they you know they they used the state of the art ed civiliankilling weapons technology which at that time was the thompson machinegun in the end of other types of automatic fire weapons fully automatic weapons we said we the nation collectively nineteen 34 with the passage of the uniform gun control actor the national gun control it we said now we don't want automatic weapons on our streets anymore and we banned them and they are actually we didn't ban them what we did as we said you have to prove that you actually have a need at a use for this and then you have to pass a fairly exhaustive background check at the submit your fingerprints near pictures to the to the fbi into the atf and you know and pay two hundred dollar fee and we'll give you a permit and you can buy a gun but very few people are so committed to owning a gun that they will go through you which is frankly you know.
"thom hartmann" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"This is the thom hartmann drone round louise the patriots lovers of democracy truth and justice believers in peace freedom and the american way it is a uh hinges greetings by friends patriots lovers of democracy truth and justice believers in peace freedom and the american way thom hartmann here with you we are modulated channel okay uh we're broadcasting live from greenpeace headquarters today and uh we will have folks from greenpeace our second and third hour is going to be absolutely fascinating but it's our first hour wednesday had signed permit days mark congressman mark can on the line with us congressman pogue welcome back eight tom glad to be here thank you it's so great to have you with us and i should add people can contact you you're you're congressional website is polkadot housegov and the uh and and people can tweet you at rebel mark how can uh uh so congressman the the tax bill is slowly making its wealth who knows i you know it's off the conference committee what does all that mean and and what are your thoughts on this uh republican tax scam well first of all it is a scam in every way uh from the other presidents saying he's not gonna benefit uh in his rich friends are mad at him uh to paul ryan saying that the middle class are going to get a a tax break i mean every single bit of it is a lie it's a scam this is for their donors uh multiple republicans have been either grieve or stupid enough to say so uh publicly i and it's very obvious this is uh gonna benefit uh the top of the wealthiest in this country more than anything else and this has been the goal the single biggest goal of paul ryan since he's been in congress so uh they're gonna do everything they can to make this a reality we have to be pushing hard on this there are differences between the house in the senate bill um they're both terrible ugly groton bills uh but slightly different in their terrible in this and ugliness uh so they're gonna.
"thom hartmann" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"It's caused on earth republican congressman griffith big lead player in the house republicans war on the epa to uh uh the agency been reined in a month after he took office he and other house republicans gutted the epa budget by it punishing 27 percent dark money the hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right jane uh wow lorde this is the thom hartmann program or the back thom hartmann here with you on the line with us evan greer evan is the campaign director of fight for nature and an internationally touring musician speaker she writes regularly for the guardian time newsweek etcetera website is rise in protests dot com evan welcome to the program hey thanks so much for having me on thank you for joining us on tell us about fight for the future and what you all are doing to fight back against you know this bryson lawyer turned fcc commissioner head guy whatever ig by sure so fight for the future is a nonprofit that's been working to protect the internet as a platform for freedom of expression creativity and social change uh and you know we're pretty uh uh uh folks might imagine i'm sure everyone's been seeing uh the news of a as you said this for rising lawyer who's now running the fcc trying to gag trade of net neutrality now you're may still be asking what is you tragedy net neutrality is essentially the first amendment of the internet it's what prevents big cable companies comcast rising and at t from engaging in censorship and other white controlling what we see in view online so the fcc just announced uh this sort of official final call for a on this it's going to be coming up on december changed so we're basically doing to major things one is we're encouraging everyone to call their lawmakers right now at a battle.
"thom hartmann" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"By dan's sissmann thom hartmann this is the thom hartmann program live patriots lovers of democracy truth and justice believers in peace freedom and the american way well finally something we can like his maybe the wrong word but of appreciate and i am sure that's the word w where when you're talking about ted cruz uh apparently in the middle of the night last night uh you know midnight uh or thereabouts uh either ted or somebody on his staff who has his twitter password which is kind of a at a at a dangerous thing to do you know sharing a twitter password people but uh apparently somebody like some porn over on uh on twitter this is this is really a non story except for the fact that it's ted cruz it's uh it's it's very strange this is awful load air just if where the internet discovered cruises this from uh the new york daily news that article by nicole hensley the internet discovered cruises vice just as the sixteenth anniversary for the nine eleven attacks come to an end on the east coast uh oh yeah i'll have to do during the break the former state solicitor in two thousand seven that would be sticky ted tried barring texans from buying sex toys by pending a failed argument the stretched for seventy six staggering pages he doesn't want you to have a vibrator cruises one time attempt to prohibit sales contradicted one one witness had.
"thom hartmann" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"This is the thom hartmann broke ground welcome back in here with you and super happy to have in the studio with meaning a turn of the president of our revolution the former state senator from ohio and bernie 2016 surrogate senator welcome back thank you thousands are deter and is so nice to have you in studio o n epi birthday anke wanted this is not your birthday on tells about it it is our revolutions birthday one year 365 days two day to day when senator bernie sanders launched this revolution is very similar what he said on the campaign trail of millions and millions of people it together the rate gatilov yeah can change this country we could change the government we can change our future and by good you know people have done that they're doing it oh really excited we have date over four hundred groups right now across the country for the united states i want to i want south dakota denoted were coming have we rivers out they don't have a group of south dakota south dakota's listening please kerry i guarantee there are people in south dakota likely lead the revolution in south dakota against seven of those though are another country f the while to in can't the we are international worldwide with two million canada we have i think too in france so i want to thank the democrats abroad for that so where is great but this is stuff and by the way a senator turner can be with us for the whole halfhour here so if you have if you'd like to ask grinning questions feel free to give us a call it to a two eight eight.
"thom hartmann" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"Charlie this is the thom hartmann drove round breeze my friends patriots lovers of democracy truth then justice believers in peace freedom and the american way while donald trump is either certify ably nuts not more than eleven years old emotionally or a brilliant tactician who has figured out a way to distract america from the fact that is epa chief is approving pesticides that caused birth defects and damaged children and that he's rolling back the streams of america the waterways of america rule the that protects onethird of our water or that his first executive action was to allow coal companies to dump more crap and our rivers he'll or that he has basically gone back on every campaign promise he's he's made or that their bid other republican socalled healthcare giant tax cut for the billionaires bill a is being reformulated today and if there's anything he wants to distract us from that's probably it but he went nuts this morning and i'm i can't figure out why this guy is seventy one years old he's had a lifetime of experience he understood it he should understand some like basic stuff but what is it with donald trump and women i mean fee yesterday or was the day before yesterday he's talking to the brand new irish prime minister and there's an attractive woman who is a bob highly respected irish reporter she's as good as any man and there's a there's this guy and in fact far more famous than most and she's in this group with a whole bunch of irish reporters and but she assure is pretty write a pretty blond and donald trump is i call legarrette come on over here say prime minister she's got a pretty smile and then today hey he tweets out this.