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Why This Republican is Voting for Bernie…
 
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In the Democratic primary it's looking more and more like it will be a dead heat between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. So which candidate do the Republicans want to run against in the general? For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!
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Jesse Ventura, "They Killed Our President"
 
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Former MN Governor Jesse Ventura joins Thom Hartmann. Jesse Ventura disproves the single bullet theory.
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The Most Disingenuous Attack On Bernie Yet...
 
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Hillary Clinton isn’t telling a true story about Bernie Sanders and his vote for the Commodity Futures Modernization Act, or CFMA. As Robert Scheer has pointed over at TruthDig, then-Congressman Sanders voted for the CMFA not because he wanted to, but because he had to. The CMFA had been shoved into an omnibus spending bill at the last minute as part of a deal between Republicans and President Bill Clinton, and because this was a time when, you know, Congress actually did its job, Sanders bit the bullet and voted for the whole package -- CFMA included -- to make sure the government got the money it needed to keep running. For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!
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What the world looks like without net neutrality...
 
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Thanks to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals - the internet could start looking a lot more like your cable TV package.
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Conversations with Great Minds with Morris Berman, Part 1. Why America Failed
 
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Morris Berman, author Why America Failed: The Roots of Imperial Decline. "Why America Failed" is the third volume of his trilogy on the decline of the American empire. In it - Morris Berman examines America's commitment to economic liberalism and free enterprise going as far back as the late sixteenth century, and concludes that this ideology, combined with technological progress, was an inevitable recipe for creating the demise of the American empire as we are experiencing today. He served on the faculty of a number of universities in the United States, Canada and Europe and he currently resides in Mexico where he writes for a number of publications worldwide.
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Thom Hartmann: The 10 DAY manhunt for a known terrorist ignored by MSM
 
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Did you hear about the statewide 10 DAY manhunt here for a known terrorist? I'll tell you all about it - and the terrorist who's still on the loose...in tonight's Daily Take!
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John McAfee vs.The NSA
 
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John McAfee, Former Programmer / Founder-McAfee Inc joins Thom Hartmann. Is there software coming to prevent NSA spying?
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What the Panama Papers Tells Us About Global Capitalism
 
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Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Democracy At Work joins Thom. The Panama Papers have revealed tens of thousands of tax havens used by world leaders like British Prime Minister David Cameron - What do they tell us about the true nature of global capitalism? For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!
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An Economic Hit Man Comes Clean
 
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Economist/Activist John Perkins joins Thom. Bernie Sanders has built a grassroots movement by telling people the truth - that the economy is rigged. But who rigged the economy to make the rich richer - and the middle class poorer? Find out - when I talk to a former "Economic Hit Man" For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!
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Great Minds - Richard Wolff - Here Are The Alternatives To Capitalism...
 
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Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Capitalism's Crisis Deepens: Essays on the Global Economic Meltdown/Democracy At Work/The New School, joins Thom. Is the neverending recovery of the Great Recession the fault of austerity or the fault of capitalism itself? For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!
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Why the Media Isn't Covering Citizens United
 
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A vast majority of Americans of all political persuasions want to overturn Citizens United. So why isn't the mainstream media talking abou it? For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!
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Dr Michael Greger/How to Reverse Disease - Great Minds P2
 
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For tonight's Conversations with Great Minds - I'm joined by one of America's leading experts on nutrition - someone who's been a big influence on people looking to lead healthy lives - including me! Dr. Michael Greger is a licensed Medical Doctor in general practitice specializing in clinical nutrition - and a founding member and fellow at the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. He's also the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States, and the founder of the Nutrition Facts dot org blog. Dr. Greger is also the author of a number of bestselling books - including his latest "How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease." For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!
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Abolish all property taxes now!
 
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There's an election today in North Dakota, and what's on the ballot isn't what you'd expect. It's an amendment to the North Dakota constitution to end altogether the property tax in that state. If I lived in north dakota, I'd vote for it. At the same time, and on the other side of the atlantic, there's interesting news out of Ireland this week - the Irish are considering *starting* a property tax - a tax on land. This is something brand new for the Irish, although it has a long history here in the united states. A few years back, i was invited to Ireland to give a speech. On the way back to the airport, a very chatty cab driver asked me a startlingly simple question, "how is it," he asked, "that you Americans aren't allowed to own land?" I asked him what he was talking about - at that time Louise and I owned a home in Atlanta, and the mortgage was nearly paid off. "It's really simple," he said. "Here in ireland I own my home and the government can never take it away from me. But in america you just rent your land from the government, and if you don't pay your property taxes, the government will take your land away and sell the right to pay rent - taxes - on it to somebody else." At that time, there was no property tax in ireland. If you lost your job, you kept your home. If you were wiped out by illness or accident or any other sort of disaster, you kept your home. The government could never take it away from you. It was that way when our nation was founded, as well. Property taxes were used in part to fund the american revolution, but they were on *all* the property you owned - your horses, cows, corn, even on slaves in the south - and on the value of your house - but usually not at all on your land. In 1818, two generations after the American revolution, Illinois became the first state to levy an equalized - standardized - property tax on land across the entire state. By 1900, 33 states had done the same. As of today, every state in the union basically owns your land and rents it to you, that rent being called property tax. And if you don't pay your rent, you lose what you thought was your land. A home and lot worth $100,000 can be seized and auctioned off for being $50 behind in property taxes. When Thomas Jefferson was president, his old friend the Marquis de Lafayette asked him to translate a book on economics by a French economist named Desuit de Tracey. Jefferson translated it into english, and sent the manuscript to Lafayette, although he begged Lafayette to keep it a secret that he'd done so because, as a sitting president, he didn't want to be seen as interfering in economic and political debates in Europe. But Jefferson translated the book because it confirmed a lot of his previous thinking.
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Thom Hartmann & Neil Howe: Are we in the Fourth Turning?
 
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Neil Howe, co-author of "The Fourth Turning." While what's going in Washington may SEEM like run-of-the-mill dysfunctional politics that we've all gotten used to - the reality is - we could be watching something much, much bigger unfolding. Something bigger than Speaker Boehner - something bigger than Harry Reid - and something even bigger than President Obama. This debt-limit fiasco might actually be the start of a crisis in America unlike any this nation has ever seen since the Great Depression or even the Civil War. Thom Hartmann is joined by Neil Howe - President & Co-Founder of Lifecourse Associates & the author of eight books including the one I want to talk about tonight, "The Fourth Turning."
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Why the media is not reporting the truth on Fukushima?
 
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Paul Gunter, Beyond Nuclear joins Thom Hartmann. For the first time since before last year's March earthquake and tsunami - a nuclear reactor in Japan is up and running again. Despite 200,000 protesters gathering last week in Central Tokyo to demonstrate against turning any nuclear reactors back on - reactor number three at the Oil nuclear plant in the Fukui Prefecture in Western Japan was officially flipped on Sunday night - restarting Japan's embrace of nuclear power. Many of the other 49 reactors that have been shut down since last year - are scheduled to be turned on again later this month. But scientists are warning that the plants still haven't been properly upgraded to withstand a strong earthquake and tsunami - like the one that took out the Fukushima plant, which is still in the midst of a nuclear crisis. Last week - record levels of radiation were discovered inside reactor one at the plant. A lethal dose of more than 10,000 millisieverts an hour was registered in the reactor - that's ten times more radiation than in reactors two and three. According to the operators of the plant - TEPCO - workers are unable to enter the site due to the high levels of radiation. So is it really wise for Japan to be restarting its nuclear plants while the country still tries to resolve the world's worst nuclear disaster?
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Conversations: Thomas Frank - Bernie or Hillary?
 
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Thomas Frank, Listen, Liberal...Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? (Also by Thomas Frank: Pity The Billionaire, The Wrecking Crew and What's the Matter with Kansas? For tonight's Conversations with Great Minds - we're going to take a closer look at what happened to the Democratic Party. From the New Deal until the middle part of the 20th century - the Democratic Party - like most left or center left parties the world over - was the party of the people. It was the home of unions - social security - medicare - and American working and middle-classes. But then something strange started happening. Over the course of the 1970s - the 1980s - and then the 1990s - the Democrats - well - they got a lot less democratic. They were still "liberal" - or said they were - but they now got their economic policies from Wall Street - and their trade policies from multinational corporations. And that was just the beginning. Then came school "reform" - welfare "reform" - the bankruptcy bill - the bailout. What happened? What happened to the party of FDR - Henry Wallace - and Lyndon Johnson? When did that party disappear and become the party of Bill Clinton - Tim Geithner and Larry Summers? Joining me now to help answer these questions and more is Thomas Frank, founding editor of the Baffler - contributor to Salon and author of numerous books - including his latest - "Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?” For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!
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Conversations w/Great Minds - Dr. Mitchell Gaynor - Protect Yourself Against Cancer P1
 
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Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, Founder & President-Gaynor Integrative Oncology joins Thom Hartmann. A new report out says that Global Cancer Rates will increase 75 Percent By 2030. How does your diet affect your risk of developing cancer - and what are some of the most effective ways to protect yourself from the disease? Dr. Gaynor is Founder and President of Gaynor Integrative Oncology - and Clinical Assistant, Professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College - affiliated with Cornell University and New York Hospital, former Medical Director and Director of Medical Oncology at the Weill-Cornell Medical Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, has been listed consecutively in The Best Doctors in New York since 1997, has served on the Board of Advisors for Healthy Living Magazine, and board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine and is the author of four best selling books, including "Nurture Nature Nurture Health: Your Health and The Environment."
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Great Minds - Seymour Hersh - On the Rise of Bernie Sanders?
 
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Seymour Hersh, The Killing of Osama bin Laden, joins Thom. For tonight's Conversations with Great Minds I'm joined by one of America's most importatn journalists - legendary investigative reporter Seymour Hersh. Mr. Hersh has broken some of the most important stories of the past half century - and his revelations abou the My Lai Massacre and Abu Ghraib prison quite literally changed the course of American and world history. He's also won numerous awards for his work - including the Pulitzer Prize - and is also the author of a number of books - including his latest "The Killing of Osama Bin Laden" - a deep dive into the real story of the Obama years. For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!
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Why a waiter refused my tip in Iceland
 
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I learned something very important about unions while I was in Iceland last week.
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Conversations with Great Minds with Chris Hedges, Pt 1
 
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In this week's conversations with Great Minds Thom Hartmann talks with Chris Hedges, journalist and author of "The Death of the Liberal Class". Chris Hedges says, "The lunatic fringe of the Republican Party, which looks set to make sweeping gains in the midterm elections, is the direct result of a collapse of liberalism. It is the product of bankrupt liberal institutions, including the press, the church, universities, labor unions, the arts and the Democratic Party."
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The Media's "Wave of Silence” on Sen. Bernie Sanders & Why
 
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Richard Eskow, Campaign for America's Future/The Zero Hour & Gaius Publius, Independent Writer joins Thom. Two strong candidates have announced that they're running for the democratic presidential nomination. But the media is acting like it's Hillary Clinton against the Republican party. We’ll break through the media's "Wave of Silence" later in the show. For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!
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Can Minimalists Put an End to "Swipe & Spend"
 
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Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus, co-authors "Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life" join Thom Hartmann.
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Are the Democratic Super-Delegates Compromised?
 
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Bernie Sanders won the popular vote in New Hampshire by a long shot - but thanks to the "superdelegates" - Hillary Clinton won the same number of delegates. The real question is - have the Democratic superdelegates been compromised? For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!
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Conversations with Great Minds - Dr. James Loewen - Lies My Teacher Told Me P1
 
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Dr. James Loewen, Sociologist/Historian/Author of 6 books including "Lies My Teacher Told Me" and "Lies Across America." The average American History textbook weighs 4.5 pounds - is 888 pages long - and contains page after page of misinformation that is tainting the education of American children every day. So how can teachers give children a comprehensive and accurate history of America?
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Great Minds/Seymour Hersh - Bin Laden- A Prisoner of War. It Was a Hit...
 
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Seymour Hersh, The Killing of Osama bin Laden, joins Thom. Seymour Hersh, The Killing of Osama bin Laden, joins Thom. For tonight's Conversations with Great Minds I'm joined by one of America's most importatn journalists - legendary investigative reporter Seymour Hersh. Mr. Hersh has broken some of the most important stories of the past half century - and his revelations abou the My Lai Massacre and Abu Ghraib prison quite literally changed the course of American and world history. He's also won numerous awards for his work - including the Pulitzer Prize - and is also the author of a number of books - including his latest "The Killing of Osama Bin Laden" - a deep dive into the real story of the Obama year. For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!
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Thom Hartmann: The story of the 5 Kings who rule America
 
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America does not belong to Kings - she belongs to the people. It's time for Congress and our President to step up and put the Supreme Court back on equal footing with the rest of our branches of government. They need to pass a law ending Judicial Review - take that power away from the Supreme Court - and restore the vision that our founding fathers had of America - a nation where 5 unelected guys in black robes couldn't make or kill the laws of the land.
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Can We “Design" Our Way Out Of Civilizational Crisis?
 
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Big Picture Interview: As runaway global warming continues to accelerate and the gap between rich and poor - there is a sense among many that our civilization is in crisis. What’s causing this crisis? And how do we move beyond the broken status quo and literally design a better future? Those big questions are at the heart of social critic and activist Peter Joseph's new book, "the New Human Rights Movement: Reinventing the Economy to End Oppression." For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!
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How & Why Other Countries have Ended the 2-Party System
 
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So the conventions are in the books, and we're two months away from the election. We're two months away from Americans having an ultimate choice - vote for the Democrat or vote for the Republican. Actually...that's not really much of a choice at all. In fact - other Democracies around the world would laugh at us if we claimed that a vote between one of two major parties here was ACTUALLY a legitimate choice. The truth is - a two-party system isn't really that Democratic at all. And most of the other Democracies on the planet know that - that's why they've reformed their elections to prevent a two-party duopoly from taking over their representative governments. Did you know there are six political parties represented in the German Congress - the Bundestag - and even more parties represented in state parliaments around Germany - including the Pirate Party? Australia, too, has six parties represented in their parliament. In the Italian Parliament as well - there's six major parties represented - and more than two dozen smaller parties that are represented in some way as well. Brazil has 15 parties represented in Congress. Heck - Israel's Parliament has like 18 parties in it.
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Time to Ditch Welfare for a Basic Income?
 
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That's right - free money! Conservatives love to complain about so-called "entitlements" and government waste. I’ll tell you about one solution that will completely eliminate waste without leaving people desperate. For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!
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Dr. Richard Wolf - Treachery At The Fed?
 
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The Big Picture Interview: Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Capitalism's Crisis Deepens: Essays on the Global Economic Meltdown, joins Thom. The Federal Reserve is set to announce tomorrow whether it will raise interest rates now or wait until after the election. Is this decision about economics or about holding off the next crash until the most politically convenient point possible? For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!
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Thom Hartmann: Why Fox News has the Right to Lie to Us
 
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Ever wonder why it is that Fox News can lie over and over again - yet continue to call itself "News"? It's because Fox News is a corporation - and ever since that 1886 Supreme Court case of Southern Pacific Railroad versus Santa Clara County when a rogue court reporter named JC Bancroft Davis slipped corporate personhood into the legal record - the courts have ruled time and time again that corporations - since they have all the rights that actual people have - could also lie just like people can. Except for one time. Back in 1998 - a political activist named Mark Kasky sued Nike alleging that Nike was lying to its customers by publishing in the San Francisco Examiner a letter assuring everyone that the corporation's workers around the world enjoy basic labor rights like a minimum wage - health and safety regulations - and equal opportunity employment. Kasky knew this claim wasn't true. A 1996 audit of the Nike revealed that workers in Vietnam were routinely exposed to cancer-causing chemicals that were illegal in the United States. And a Mothers Jones article later cited a Nike-funded study that found, "evidence of physical and verbal abuse and sexual harassment at nine of its contract factories in Indonesia." After realizing he and thousands of other Nike customers were lied to and were buying Nike products under false assumptions - Kasky took the corporation to court. And in 2002 - Kasky won his case before the California Supreme Court which ruled that Nike did indeed break laws against unfair competition and false advertising...
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Thom Hartmann: Must see! The TRUE story of the Tea Party
 
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Thom Hartmann's daily take.
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Conversations w/ Great Minds - Dr. David Graeber Debt: The 1st 5000 years P1
 
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Dr. David Graeber, professor of anthropology at Goldsmiths College, University of London on his book - Debt: The First 5000 years. How the concepts of debt and credit have defined human history and what this means for our current credit crisis and the future of our economy.
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Prof. Richard Wolff - Here’s What Killed the Labor Movement...
 
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Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Capitalism's Crisis Deepens Essays on the Global Economic Meltdown/Democracy At Work. The barbecues, beers and burgers are still around - but whatever happened to the labor movement that gave Labor Day its name? For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!
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Great Minds: Ellen Brown - Did You Know Banks Can Take Your Money in A Crisis?
 
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When the next financial crisis comes - the big banks could save themselves by stealing right out of your checking account. Banking expert Ellen Brown, Public Banking Institute/Web of Debt/The Public Bank Solution will explain how in tonight's Conversations with Great Minds. For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!
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Hartmann: Corporate Personhood for Dummies
 
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Your Take, My Take is the segment of the show when we answer your questions, comments, criticisms and opinions here on "The Big Picture." Since the seventh century - the 600s - when British common law was first codified, there have always been two types of "persons." "Natural Persons" are human beings like you and me. "Artificial persons" are governments, churches, and what over the years has evolved into the modern corporation. Both have a form of "personhood" so both can pay taxes, own land, and be parties to lawsuits. But for 1500 years, everybody understood that there were different rules for natural persons and artificial persons. The constitution, for example, starts out with the words "We The People," a clear reference to natural - not artifical - persons. And it pretty much stood exclusively for natural persons - human beings, until the late 1800s.
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Hartmann - Geeky Science - The Ultimate Spy tool
 
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The journal Science is reporting this week that a super thin electronic patch that sticks to the skin like a temporary tattoo could transform medical sensing, computer gaming and even spy operations. The micro-electronics technology - called an epidermal electronic system or EES - was developed by an international team of researchers from the United States, China and Singapore. One of the creators - Professor John Rogers from the University of Illinois has said that EES eliminates the "distinction between electronics and biology" because it "integrates with the skin in a way that is mechanically and physiologically invisible to the user." In test studies the patch was used instead of bulky electrodes to monitor brain, heart and muscle tissue activity and users who had it on their throat operated a voice-activated video game with more than 90 percent accuracy. The wireless device is nearly weightless and requires so little power it can fuel itself with miniature solar collectors or by picking up electromagnetic radiation. Less than 50-microns thick - the device is thinner than a human hair and as soft as human skin and it can stick to the skin without any glue or sticky material. In fact - EES uses a molecular force known as "van der Waals interactions" to create adhesion between the patch and human skin on the molecular level. Scientists have spent six years developing this technology and they believe that EES might find future medical uses in patients with sleep apnea, babies who need neonatal care and for making electronic bandages to help skin heal from wounds and burns. On the other hand, it could also be the ultimate spy tool. Imagine somebody comes up to you and touches your neck and, unbeknownst to you, you are now carrying a device that can transmit to somebody else everything from your blood pressure - are you under stress or lying? - to the words you're speaking. Future versions may even have cameras in them. And they wouldn't even need to touch you - a few thousand of them could be blown into a crowd - it wouldn't even look like a little bit of dust - and suddenly everybody is chipped, everybody is monitored, everybody is trackable anywhere on earth. And this isn't my paranoid rant - this is explicitly why the spy organizations of the countries that collaborated to develop this - Singapore, China, and the United States - are so excited about it. More as the story develops...
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Why Are American Taxpayers Bailing Out Apple?
 
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Apple CEO Tim Cook says that the idea that Apple avoids taxes is "political crap." But the simple fact is - corporations are paying fewer and fewer taxes in America - and the American taxpayer has been making up the difference. For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!
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Prof. Richard Wolff On the "Better Deal" Platform
 
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Big Picture Interview: Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Capitalism's Crisis Deepens Essays on the Global Economic Meltdown/Democracy At Work. Democrats like Chuck Schumer say they're serious about putting the interests of working people first. But are they doing enough to help out America's labor unions? For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!
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Germany to Make History With Alternative Energy
 
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Here's a "tale of two cities" - or two countries, actually. Germany and the United States. One country is preparing for a future in which their children will breathe clean air and lead the worlds economy - and the other is preparing for a future in which their children will choke on polluted air - and fall behind the rest of the world in the global economy. Can you guess which is which? Germany just announced a $260 billion investment in new energy - that's 8% of their GDP - with a goal of getting 80% of their nation's energy from wind and solar. This is the largest investment in energy that Germany has made since World War 2 - and they're even making this investment right in the middle of the financial crisis sweeping Europe - because Germany "gets it." No nation in the history of the world has ever cut its way to prosperity - just look at Greece. So Germany knows that the only way to get out of this crisis - is to GROW their way out of it - to come out in the end of it a better, stronger, and wealthier nation - through government investments in the future. Germany is going to build offshore wind farms - covering an area six-times larger than the size of New York City. They're going to put up thousands and thousands of miles in new power lines to modernize their energy grid - enough new smartgrid power lines that, if they were stretched out in a single line, would reach from London all the way to Baghdad. And, prompted by the Fukushima disaster in Japan last year - Germany is shutting down 17 nuclear reactors supplying about a fifth of all the electricity in their nation - and replacing those reactors with the wind farms and solar panels they're now building.
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Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson "GOP Is On Their Rear Ends!"
 
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Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell (2002-05)/The College of William & Mary joins Thom. Congress is out of session - but the opposition to the Iran nuclear deal isn't slowing down. Congress is out of session - but the opposition to the Iran nuclear deal isn't slowing down. Find out who's fighting against the deal and what we can expect going forward. For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!
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How America could be the happiest country on earth
 
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What's the happiest country in the world? Hint: it's not America
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Richard Wolff - Is Amazon the #1 Threat To Jobs?
 
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Big Picture Interview: Professor Richard Wolff, Capitalism's Crisis Deepens Essays on the Global Economic Meltdown/Democracy At Work. Amazon is one of the most successful American businesses of the past few decades. But is it also the number one threat to American jobs? Plus - Prof. Wolff talks about the "Social Explosion” about to happen. For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!
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Why Malcolm X's Legacy Is Often Overlooked
 
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Dr. Ron Daniels, Institute of the Black World joins Thom to talk about the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X. Malcolm X was one of the most influential political leaders of the 20th century. So why doesn't he get his fair due from the mainstream media?
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The Secret Dirty War to Stop Solar Power
 
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Brendan Fischer, Center for Media and Democracy / ALEC Exposed, joins Thom Hartmann.
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Dr. Richard Wolff - What’s Next After the End Of Capitalism?
 
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Big Picture Interview - Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Author of numerous books including most recently, Capitalism's Crisis Deepens: Essays on the Global Economic Meltdown. The signs are everywhere - are we nearing the end of capitalism? And if so, what comes next? For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Thimerosal - Let The Science Speak, Part 1
 
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Growing numbers of Americans are refusing to vaccinate their children because they think vaccines are causing autism. But it's not the vaccines that appear to be one cause of neurological disorders, it's something else. Now, a senior CDC vaccine safety scientist has invoked the protection of the Federal Whistleblower Statute, and is claiming that the CDC knew that thimerosal was unsafe, but pressured him to publish studies claiming otherwise.
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TPP - Wikileaks has released another bombshell
 
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Mike Papantonio, Ring of Fire Radio joins Thom Hartmann. Wikileaks has released another bombshell - this time publishing a portion of text from the secretly negotiated Trans Pacific Partnership. Now that the text is out in the open - will lawmakers in Washington finally realize how devastating the TPP is to the American economy?
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Conversations with Great Minds with Neil Howe, Pt 1
 
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Thom Hartmann talks with Neil Howe, best-selling co-author (with William Strauss) of "The Fourth Turning." The Fourth Turning maps out the place of generations in history.
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Rumble - The War on Drug Conspiracy Revealed
 
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Kevin Martin, Project 21 & Chuck Rocha, Solidarity Strategies & Ashe Schow, Washington Examiner joins Thom. The truth about Nixon’s drug war is finally revealed. For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!
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