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Friday, February 17, 2017

WHAT HAPPENED

SOMETHING’S HAPPENING!

Friday, February 17, 2017



3-4 Alan Watts, "Zen and the Art of Controlled Accidents" Part 1 of 4
All info: http://www.alanwatts.org



MUSIC OUTRO: Beatles, ‘Act Naturally’ from “Yesterday and Today” LP

4 - 6 The Thom Hartmann Program



Issues of the Day & Your Calls
- Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI, 2nd District),

Article: "It's a Big Day for Trump's Budget Pick, for Social Security - and for America's Millionaires" by Richard (RJ) Eskow.

Article: "Mentally ill, and armed: Congress just voted to let mentally impaired people own guns" by Carter Sherman.

Article: "Paul Ryan: GOP to introduce Obamacare repeal/replace bill after break" by Erin Kelly.

Article: "Andrew Puzder withdraws as a labor secretary nominee" by Manu Raju, Dan Merica and Julia Horowitz.

Article: "Defenders of Social Security Mobilize Against GOP Attack on Retirees" by Deirdre Fulton.

Article: "Michael Flynn Resigns as National Security Adviser" by Maggie Haberman, Matthew Rosenberg, Matt Apuzzo and Glenn Thrush.

Article: "Duck and cover: More than 200 Republicans in Congress are skipping February town halls with constituents" by Alex Thompson.

Site: Stop the Speaker.

Article: "Mark Pocan addresses concerns, looks for solutions in town hall meeting" by Xavier Ward.

Article: "Pelosi, Clyburn Press Conference Unveiling House Democrats' Democratic Outreach & Engagement Task Force".

Law: "Voting Rights Act of 1965".

Article: "Reps. Pocan and Ellison Introduce Right to Vote Constitutional Amendment".

Article: "The GOP's Stealth War Against Voters" (Crosscheck) by Greg Palast, August 24, 2016.

Article: "Senate Democrats critical of GOP efforts to limit voting access" by .

Article: "In Mulvaney, Trump's Budget pick is fiscal hawk with proven history" by David Mcintosh.

Event: DC, 16 Feb 2016: "Members of Congress and Advocates to Hold Event Marking the Day Millionaires Stop Paying Into Social Security".

Article: "Consumer Price Index for the elderly" (CPI-E) by BLS.

Site: Public Citizen

Article: "Trump's vow to "destroy" Johnson Amendment could wreak havoc on charitable world" by Philip Hackney and Brian Mittendorf.

Article: "Judges Find Wisconsin Redistricting Unfairly Favored Republicans" by Michael Wines.

Article: "The Dismantling of Progressive America. Why the 2018 Elections and 2020 Census Matter." by Melissa Sandgren.

Article: "Georgia's 6th congressional district special election, 2017" (April 18, to replace new Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price).

Video: Jason Chaffetz withdrawing HR 621.

Article: "Republicans Look To 'Modernize' (Read: Weaken) The Endangered Species Act" by Chris D'Angelo.

Article: "Wolves targeted as Congress moves to de-fang Endangered Species Act" by Garret Ellison.

Article: "Arizona Senator Flake Introduces Bill to Supplant Science in Endangered Mexican Wolf Recovery, Suppress Population" by Center for Biological Diversity.



Thom's Best of the Rest of the News!

Article: "Fool Me Once: Why Another Corporate Tax Cut Won't Boost the Economy" by Marshall Steinbaum, Eric Harris Bernstein.

Article: "Spies Keep Intelligence From Donald Trump on Leak Concerns" by Shane Harris and Carol E. Lee.

Article: "Mergers and acquisitions" by Wikipedia.

Video: Greed Is Good by Gordon Gekko in Wall Street.

Article: "Senate Confirms Trump's Budget Nominee Mulvaney in a Close Vote" by Erik Wasson.

Article: "ICE Reportedly Detained A Domestic Violence Victim Who Sought Court Protection" by Roque Planas.

Article: "Sanctuary city" by Wikipedia.

Article: "Full Transcript and Video: Trump News Conference", 16 Feb 2017.

Book: "Conservatives Without Conscience" by John W. Dean.

Tweet: "A moment does not make a movement, #sacrifice does....#blackeagle" by Joe Madison.

Book: "Rebooting the American Dream: 11 Ways to Rebuild Our Country" by Thom Hartmann (read online)

Book: "Rebooting the American Dream: 11 Ways to Rebuild Our Country" by Thom Hartmann



Talk Media News Segment:
- Bob Ney

Article: "Trump selects Florida law school dean to replace Puzder" by Bryan Renbaum.

Article: "Trump names Acosta as new choice to become labor secretary" by Laurie Kellman and Ken Thomas.

Article: "Jack Abramoff Indian lobbying scandal" by Wikipedia.

Article: "2004 United States election voting controversies" (including caging)

Article: "Voter caging" by Wikipedia.

Article: "Roy Blunt on Michael Flynn investigation: 'I'm concerned about all of this'" by Lindsay Wise.

Article: "Trump: Flynn Treated Unfairly By "Fake Media", Leaking Is "A Criminal Act"" by Tyler Durden.

Article: "House GOP leaders demand Justice Department inspector general probe leaks surrounding Flynn" by Karoun Demirjian.

Book: "Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of the Hit Men of Capitol Hill" by Robert Ney.

Site: "Goats for the old Goat".



Your calls on the topics of the day!

Article: "Stabenow, Peters push anti-outsourcing bills" by Melissa Nann Burke.

Article: "DC preps for 'Day Without Immigrants,' but Hill takes little notice" by Tal Kopan.

Article: "Trump's Bungling, Bitchy White House" by Robert Reich.

Article: "GOP Bill To Eliminate The EPA Is Literally One Sentence Long" by Michael Bastasch.

Bill: "H. R. 861 A Bill To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency" by Rep. Matt Gaetz. "The Environmental Protection Agency shall terminate on December 31, 2018"

Article: "House's Obamacare replacement coming after recess, Paul Ryan says" by Alan Fram.

Site: RepublicEn.org.

Article: "Territories of the United States" by Wikipedia.

Site: League of Women Voters.



Is Trump Following the Authoritarian Playbook?
- John W. Dean, Former Nixon White House Counsel/Justia

/Conservatives Without Conscience

Law: Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (1999) (Financial Services Modernization Act Of 1999).

Law: "Commodity Futures Modernization Act", 2000.

Law: "Glass-Steagall Act", 1933.

Book: The Nixon Defense: What He Knew & When He Knew It by John W. Dean.


The Big Picture: Trump Blows Up American Foreign Policy in 30 Seconds

Big Picture Interview: Trump Abandons 2-State Solution w/Netanyhu
- Max Blumenthal, AlterNet's Grayzone Project/The 51 Day War

Big Picture Panel: Welcome to TrumpCare...
- Sarah Badawi, Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC)
- Dave McCulloch, Capitol Media Partners

Big Picture Fact: Roundup in Humans At 5 Times The Limit!


‘Big Picture’ Video: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheBigPictureRT


Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com

Thursday, February 16, 2017

WHAT HAPPENED

SOMETHING’S HAPPENING!

Thursday, February 16, 2017


Fund Drive

****DAVE SPEAKS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (revised schedule)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17
"Donald Trump, Julian Assange, Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden: Don't Think Twice, It's Alt-Right" Admission $10.00.
Time to be announced. 7pm
FRIDAY LOCATION:
(VERY small room)
Dem Passwords
649 N Spring St (btw Cesar Chavez and Ord)
Los Angeles, CA 90012


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18
Dave will be doing THREE, count 'em THREE lectures. They will start promptly. The lectures will be at the Pasadena Women's Club.
The talks will begin promptly. At 1pm, Dave will do a lecture "Saint Bernard: The Dark Side of the Bernie Sanders Phenomenon."
At approximately 2:15, he will do "Eddie The Friendly Spook and the High-Profile Hacks." At approximately 3:15, he will repeat
"Donald Trump, Julian Assange, Glenn Greenwald, and Edward Snowden: Don't Think Twice, It's Alt-Right."

The fee for the Saturday talks, all three, will be $15.00 per person.
LOCATION:
The address of the South Pasadena Women's Club is: 1424 Fremont Avenue; South Pasadena, CA 91030.

NEW NEWS: Dave will have a limited number of flash drives--18 all told--available for the discounted price of $50.00.
Anyone attending the Saturday lectures will be able to purchase the drive and attend with no further charge. The flash
drives contain all his programs (his life's work).


3-4 Dave Emory, "For the Record #937 - The Trumpenkampfverbande, Part 11: Settling In (The Underground Reich Comes into Plain View, Part 4)"

Detailed, annotated written description for this program available at:
http://spitfirelist.com/for-the-record/ftr-937-the-trumpenkampfverbande-part-11-settling-in-the-underground-reich-comes-into-plain-view-part-4/

Dave's website: http://www.spitfirelist.com

ALSO: Comments Line: comments that come in -- are a major and continuously updated source of information. http://feeds.feedburner.com/SpitfireListComments

4-5 L. Fletcher Prouty “Secret Team” Interview segment

5-6 The Thom Hartmann Program



Another Illegitimate Scandal by A Republican Prez?

Tweet: "The fake news media is going crazy with their conspiracy theories and blind hatred. @MSNBC & @CNN are unwatchable. @foxandfriends is great!" by Donald J. Trump.

Tweet: "This Russian connection non-sense is merely an attempt to cover-up the many mistakes made in Hillary Clinton's losing campaign." by Donald J. Trump.

Tweet: "Information is being illegally given to the failing @nytimes & @washingtonpost by the intelligence community (NSA and FBI?).Just like Russia" by Donald J. Trump.

Tweet: "Crimea was TAKEN by Russia during the Obama Administration. Was Obama too soft on Russia?" by Donald J. Trump.

Article: "Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence" by Michael S. Schmidt, Mark Mazzetti and Matt Apuzzo.

Article: "Pence did not learn that Flynn misled him on Russia until last week" by Abby Phillip, Ellen Nakashima and Jenna Johnson.

Article: "The 10 Most Galling Republican Responses to the Michael Flynn Scandal (So Far)" by Alexandra Rosenmann.

Article: "Trump's White House is 'scared to death' and already hunkered down in 'survival mode': report" by Brad Reed.

Law: "Logan Act", 1799 - forbids unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments having a dispute with the U.S.

Article: "Reminder: Donald Trump Jr. bragged that 'we see a lot of money pouring in from Russia'" by Aric Suber-Jenkins.

Clip: "The Man from Abilene" - Eisenhower (you need to select it).

Clip: Phone conversation between President Lyndon Johnson and Sen. Everett Dirksen (R) 968. "Here's the latest information we've got... This is treason. ... "

Article: "'Argo' helps Iran's dictatorship, harms democracy " by Abolhassan Bani-Sadr.

Article: "Who Told Flynn to Call Russia?" by Daniel Benjamin.

Article: "Goldwater rule" by Wikipedia.



Talk Media News Segment:
- Bob Ney


Article: "Trump, Meeting With Netanyahu, Backs Away From Palestinian State" by Peter Baker and Mark Landler.

Article: "Transcript And Analysis: Trump And Netanyahu Hold Joint Press Conference" by NPR.

Article: "Trump says US not committed to two-state Israel-Palestine solution" by Peter Beaumont.

Article: "Ex-wife of Labor nominee leveled abuse claims on 'Oprah'" by Marianne Levine.

Article: "Ex-wife of labor secretary pick Andrew Puzder alleged abuse in Oprah tape" by Reena Flores.

Article: "Andrew Puzder, Trump's labor secretary pick, withdraws from consideration" by Lauren Gambino.

Site: "Goats for the old Goat".

Book: "Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of the Hit Men of Capitol Hill" by Robert Ney.



The Carbon "Fee & Dividend" Plan Explained...
- Dan Miller, Climate Place


Article: "The Conservative Case For Carbon Dividends" by James A. Baker, III, Martin Feldstein, Ted Halstead, N. Gregory Mankiw, Henry M. Paulson, Jr., George P. Shultz, Thomas Stephenson, Rob Walton.

Article: "The Environmental, Economic and Health Impact of Carbon Fee and Dividend" by REMI.

Quote: "Climate change is a result of the greatest market failure the world has seen" - Sir Nicholas Stern.

Site: State of Alaska Permanent Fund Division.

Site: Citizens' Climate Lobby.



Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com





Wednesday, February 15, 2017

WHAT HAPPENED

SOMETHING’S HAPPENING!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017



Fund Drive Continues



3-4 Larry Ward: "Mindfulness in Action, in Business"
Continuing our February African American Teachers Series:
From Sounds True, 1 (800) 333-9185, http://www.soundstrue.com
Free Download: http://www.soundstrue.com/store/weeklywisdom?page=single&category=IATE&episode=11987


4:15-6 The Thom Hartmann Program



On Stephen Miller Saying "The President Won't Be Questioned"...WHAT!?

Article: "CNN's Kate Bolduan Shuts Down Trump's Voter Fraud Expert Kris Kobach" by Matt Wilstein.

Site: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.

Video: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.

Article: "The GOP's Stealth War Against Voters" (Crosscheck) by Greg Palast, August 24, 2016.

Law: "Help America Vote Act" (2002).

Article: "Trump claims 3-5M illegal ballots cost him popular vote, cites no evidence" by CBS News.

Article: "Illegal Voting Gets Texas Woman 8 Years in Prison, and Certain Deportation" by Michael Wines.

Article: "The White House Put Stephen Miller On Four Sunday Shows To Dodge, Lie, And Attack The Media" by Nina Mast & Cristina López G.

Article: "Oath of office of the President of the United States" by Wikipedia.

Article: "Constitution of the United States" Article 1.

Article: "Constitution of the United States", article 3 section 2. "... the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make..."

Article: "Impeachment in the United States" by Wikipedia.

Article: "Stephen Miller Calls "media And The Whole World" Opponents Of Trump Administration" by The Intellectualist.

Article: "Trump aide Steve Bannon calls mainstream media 'opposition party'" by Lauren Gambino.

Quote: "A Republic, if you can keep it." - Benjamin Franklin.



Big Government Conservatives Want to Throw Out the New Death w/Dignity Law

Article: "D.C. is disregarding the sanctity of life. Congress must act." by Jason Chaffetz and Jim DeMint.

Article: "House Moving to Block DC 'Death With Dignity' Law" by AP.

Article: "Michael T. Flynn" by Wikipedia.

Article: "Official: Flynn Discussed Sanctions With Russians Before Taking Office" by Ken Dilanian.

Law: "Logan Act", 1799 - forbids unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments having a dispute with the U.S.



Make Valentine's Day a Day of #RevolutionaryLove & Resistance
- Eve Ensler, One Billion Rising/V-Day


Article: "The Women's March heralds a renaissance of resistance" by Eve Ensler.

Event: Feb 14, NYC: "Artistic UpRISING/Revolutionary Love at Wash Sq Park".

Article: "Stephen Bannon, Trump campaign CEO, faced domestic violence charge in 1996" by Kurtis Lee.

Article: "Labor Secretary pick Andrew Puzder was accused of beating his wife" by Christopher Brennan.

Article: "Documenting Trump's Abuse Of Women" by Jane Mayer.

Twitter: "#periodsforpence".

Video: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheBigPictureRT

Thom’s Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com



Valentine’s Day Song – The Beatles, ‘In My Life’ from “Rubber Soul” LP




Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

WHAT HAPPENED

SOMETHING’S HAPPENING!
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Fund Drive Continues 

3-4 Larry Ward: "Mindfulness in Action, in Business"
Continuing our February African American Teachers Series:
From Sounds True, 1 (800) 333-9185http://www.soundstrue.com
Free Download: http://www.soundstrue.com/store/weeklywisdom?page=single&category=IATE&episode=11987


4:15-6 The Thom Hartmann Program

On Stephen Miller Saying "The President Won't Be Questioned"...WHAT!?
Article: "The GOP's Stealth War Against Voters" (Crosscheck) by Greg Palast, August 24, 2016.
Law: "Help America Vote Act" (2002).
Article: "Constitution of the United States" Article 1.
Article: "Constitution of the United States", article 3 section 2. "... the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make..."
Article: "Impeachment in the United States" by Wikipedia.
Quote: "A Republic, if you can keep it." - Benjamin Franklin.

Big Government Conservatives Want to Throw Out the New Death w/Dignity Law
Article: "D.C. is disregarding the sanctity of life. Congress must act." by Jason Chaffetz and Jim DeMint.
Article: "Michael T. Flynn" by Wikipedia.
Law: "Logan Act", 1799 - forbids unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments having a dispute with the U.S.


Valentine’s Day Song – The Beatles, ‘In My Life’ from “Rubber Soul” LP


Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com