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Don midwest
Don midwest

Thom Hartmann is a straight shooter. He is on for 3 hours weekdays. Thom ran a Brunch with Bernie for over a decade, maybe as much as 12 years, where Bernie called in and took live calls on the air. That was a very important part of building a national presence for Bernie.

Thom has written over 20 books and a couple with Lamar Waldron on the Kennedy assignation. There is still a lot that we didn’t know and I didn’t realize that the 50 year all papers to be published has again been pushed out to 2021 by Trump. This interview goes back part of the work of Barr to keep Republicans out of jail over the years and the 20 year personal relation with Muller and their families.

Over the years there have been cover ups of crimes and the criminal hang around and do more bad stuff. Nancy “impeachment not on the table” Pelosi after the 2006 election and now war criminals are again setting foreign policy and pumping money to the military industrial security complex.

This is a 20 min interview of the stuff that is covered up. This is some of what Bernie has to deal with. I recommend you watch the interview.

Did Bill Barr cover up the Kennedy assignation?

jcitybone

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/robert-reich-american-oligarchy-has-returned/

“Oligarchy” means government of and by a few at the top, who exercise power for their own benefit. It comes from the Greek word oligarkhes, meaning “few to rule or command.”

Even a system that calls itself a democracy can become an oligarchy if power becomes concentrated in the hands of a few very wealthy people – a corporate and financial elite.

Their power and wealth increase over time as they make laws that favor themselves, manipulate financial markets to their advantage, and create or exploit economic monopolies that put even more wealth into their pockets.

Modern-day Russia is an oligarchy, where a handful of billionaires who control most major industries dominate politics and the economy.

What about the United States?

According to a study published in 2014 by Princeton Professor Martin Gilens and Northwestern Professor Benjamin Page, although Americans enjoy many features of democratic governance, such as regular elections, and freedom of speech and association, American policy making has become dominated by powerful business organizations and a small number of affluent Americans.

The typical American has no influence at all.

jcitybone

This is what passes for opinion writers in the Times. “Stephens is known for his neoconservative foreign policy opinions and being part of the right-wing opposition to Donald Trump, as well as for his contrarian views on climate change.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/30/opinion/joe-biden-crime-bill.html

Here’s what a commenter had to say:

We need to look at Joe’s record more holistically, and ask ourselves who made money on what he supported.

The dollar benefit to the private prison industry from Biden’s crime bill.
The trillions of dollars he put into the pockets of defense companies via vote for Iraq War.
The phat dollars that banks got when he helped gut bankruptcy laws.
His support for Graham Leachy Bliley act that got us the 2008 financial meltdown.

Yeah, so be proud Biden. Proud that you’ve been squarely on the side of helping corporations make a killing on the backs of everyday Americans. That’s why they’re funding you.

polarbear4

I think he’s right not to be too concerned with rally sizes right now. We all just gave him a big boost and people need some time to regroup and tend to their own lives before the season really hits us.

magsview

I agree pb. Plus, this way he can build up to big rallies, pace himself. And I want to attend one!

polarbear4

how did i miss this?

polarbear4

thanks, mags. (just saw that it’s your tweet.)

magsview

You and me on same wavelength my awesome birdie friend!

humphrey

polarbear4

Tyrannocaster
Tyrannocaster

I actually have some rotary phones. I never get calls from polls, but for some reason, the Republican party calls all the time. I think they just call anybody who is over 65 on the premise that they’ll believe they are from Microsoft Tech Support. You know — if they’re that old, they’ll believe anything.

That said, it sure seems like most people my age have become fossilized ostriches. Very disappointing, to say the least.

Tyrannocaster
Tyrannocaster

Since this is an open thread — Massachusetts Hospitals Stockpile $1.6 Billion in Cayman Islands and other Offshore Accounts

CANTON, Mass. – Hospital corporations across Massachusetts have placed at least $1.6 billion in the Cayman Islands and other well-known offshore tax havens, leading nurses and lawmakers to call for legislation requiring financial transparency from hospitals and the returning of excess profits and CEO pay to the public good.

Wow.

magsview

Wow indeed! Is that to make it easier to transfer money to executives’ offshore accounts? WTH

Tyrannocaster
Tyrannocaster

Here’s the thing: these are non-profit organizations. My wife works in a healthcare nonprofit in the upper management, and she wants to know why they are doing this anyway – as nonprofits, *they don’t pay taxes*. So what is going on here? Typically, these tax-haven countries get money to keep it from being paid in taxes. But they wouldn’t do this without a reason, so what is it?

humphrey

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humphrey

Probably a repeat but it should go over big in Iowa.

humphrey

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wi61

Walker doesn’t know shit about socialism, His last phrase is a description of
Corporatism which rules the US.

humphrey

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magsview

You know how Bernie is one of those people you like more and more as you get to know them?

Biden is the opposite!

humphrey

polarbear4

I hope she was arrested.

magsview

I know that she got fired at least.

wi61

Another embarrassment to our generation emboldened by our moron in chief.

humphrey

Just what Saudi Arabia needs. More weapons.

humphrey

humphrey

polarbear4

because in NYT is not partisan? 😂😂😂

humphrey

polarbear4

👍

humphrey

WindDancer13

Just wanted to share this:comment image

Yin and Yang of World Hunger by David Revoy

polarbear4

Did you make that? Cool.

magsview

Damn

That’s powerful stuff!

polarbear4

Very.

polarbear4

magsview

I hope he decides no??

magsview

A little Friday levity!

magsview

Housing affordability biggest concern in CA? I guess those that support Biden aren’t affected by that?

I hope this poll is just Biden’s announcement bump.


Biden, Sanders, and Harris Lead in California; Housing Affordability Biggest Issue for Californians

https://www.changeresearch.com/california-poll-may-25-28-2019

magsview

orlbucfan

T and R, LD!! 🙂

humphrey

Words of wisdom from Mike Gravel. Lets get him to the debates!

humphrey

polarbear4

I love the way Tulsi and Gravel drag everything. But I am puzzled by the way a lot of their followers don’t realize they are able to do this because they’re at a very low percentage in the polls.

humphrey

An afternoon and evening Open Thread has been posted.

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