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Sat May 8, 2021, 09:48 PM

Need to shout out to the DUer who's contributing Thom Hartmann writings.

The last timeline of Ayn Rand, Reagan et al, was so informative.

I read all of Rand in HS, but none of it rattled or took hold of me. I knew some of this unsettling stuff, but now my knowledge is more nearly complete.

A brother-in-law mentioned her back in the 70's in conversation. Well, presently that makes sense having that come back in my remembrance. If you gather what I mean. 🤨

Thanks again. I emailed Thom's website to my neighbor buddy. He 'leans' with 'us', but didn't know much of it. We shall go onward, upward and persist.

~sprink

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Reply Need to shout out to the DUer who's contributing Thom Hartmann writings. (Original post)
sprinkleeninow May 8 OP
blm May 8 #1
sprinkleeninow May 8 #5
sprinkleeninow May 9 #28
JHB May 8 #2
sprinkleeninow May 8 #7
tirebiter May 8 #3
blueinredohio May 8 #4
sprinkleeninow May 8 #6
bdjhawk May 8 #8
sprinkleeninow May 8 #14
Vdizzle May 8 #17
sprinkleeninow May 8 #18
PCIntern May 8 #9
TexasBushwhacker May 8 #13
sprinkleeninow May 8 #23
sprinkleeninow May 8 #19
appalachiablue May 8 #10
sprinkleeninow May 8 #15
appalachiablue May 8 #11
multigraincracker May 8 #12
DFW May 8 #16
sprinkleeninow May 8 #21
DFW May 8 #22
sprinkleeninow May 8 #24
DFW May 9 #27
sprinkleeninow May 9 #29
DFW May 9 #30
sprinkleeninow May 9 #33
sprinkleeninow May 9 #34
DFW May 9 #36
sprinkleeninow May 9 #31
DFW May 9 #32
sprinkleeninow May 9 #35
DFW May 9 #37
sprinkleeninow May 8 #20
BobTheSubgenius May 9 #25
sprinkleeninow May 9 #26
BobTheSubgenius May 9 #38
Hortensis May 9 #39

Response to sprinkleeninow (Original post)

Sat May 8, 2021, 09:51 PM

1. Thom posts here

The Ayn Rand piece was really strong.

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Response to blm (Reply #1)

Sat May 8, 2021, 10:10 PM

5. Oops. That is correct! Now I recall seeing his actual name as the OP.

I'm 🙃 😃.

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Response to blm (Reply #1)

Sun May 9, 2021, 12:11 AM

28. I haven't googled the 'ideology' of Rand's books. I forget--was it about a utopian society?

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Original post)

Sat May 8, 2021, 09:54 PM

2. Hartmann himself is posting them here.

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Response to JHB (Reply #2)

Sat May 8, 2021, 10:13 PM

7. I knew of him, but not how in depth he goes. OMG. He's something else! 😍

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Original post)

Sat May 8, 2021, 09:59 PM

3. He mentions DU on his show

I listen to his radio show on KSQD-Santa Cruz 4-5 pm. Mon-Fri

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Response to tirebiter (Reply #3)

Sat May 8, 2021, 10:08 PM

4. I also listen when I'm in the car when his show is on.

I love his show. Its very informative.

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Response to tirebiter (Reply #3)

Sat May 8, 2021, 10:11 PM

6. Can you listen or do you have to subscribe.

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #6)

Sat May 8, 2021, 10:17 PM

8. I listen through the free TuneIn Radio app

on WCPT 820 AM Chicago. His show is weekdays 11 am-2 pm. He is excellent and I learn so much. Thank you, Thom!

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Response to bdjhawk (Reply #8)

Sat May 8, 2021, 11:07 PM

14. Thanx for that. I'll def check out how I can tune in.

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #14)

Sat May 8, 2021, 11:34 PM

17. Progressive Voices app

Monday thru Friday 9-12 PST. I listen almost everyday.

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Response to Vdizzle (Reply #17)

Sat May 8, 2021, 11:39 PM

18. Appreciated! I need all the help I can get. 😄

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Original post)

Sat May 8, 2021, 10:25 PM

9. I have to tell you

That Thom has read at the very least, portions of at least three of my posts on his radio show. One program began with him reading my post. I can’t recall what it was about but it was a series of great honors.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #9)

Sat May 8, 2021, 11:01 PM

13. I called in once and we had a nice convo about our

dependence on immigrants for agricultural labor. Over 50% of our agricultural laborers are undocumented. Without them, we would starve - PERIOD.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #13)

Sat May 8, 2021, 11:55 PM

23. Some contractors we had/have employ Hispanics.

Decades ago, a landscaping job sent two workers. One Caucasian, one South American. The white guy made some derogatory comments about the other. I think not fluent in English so he wouldn't know what was said. That set my teeth on edge big-time. I responded with something, but dint want to go full on what I wanted to say.

The orangeous one and his ilk really crapped it up further by giving license for many to come out from the pit. So sickening.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #9)

Sat May 8, 2021, 11:40 PM

19. That must've been edifying to your spirit!

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Original post)

Sat May 8, 2021, 10:25 PM

10. TH's show's also on the Free Speech TV Channel, daily 12-3, EST

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #10)

Sat May 8, 2021, 11:09 PM

15. Thanx. We're Eastern. 👍

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Original post)

Sat May 8, 2021, 10:34 PM

12. I ran into his books years ago.

Wasn’t until I was in my 40s that a shrink told me I had ADHD. His books really helped me.

Later I find him again here.

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Response to multigraincracker (Reply #12)

Sat May 8, 2021, 11:10 PM

16. I used one of his books as a reference when writing my book

Last edited Sun May 9, 2021, 12:11 AM - Edit history (1)

He then read my book and gave it a great critique on his show, so I'll always have a good spot in my heart for him, even when we disagree on things.

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Response to DFW (Reply #16)

Sat May 8, 2021, 11:44 PM

21. All I can say is, "Wow!"

How are you and yours faring?
💛

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #21)

Sat May 8, 2021, 11:50 PM

22. Scattering again to the four winds

We spent three weeks here in New York City with our daughter and her husband and new baby boy. My sister and her husband came in from the wilds of New Jersey numerous times, too. Other than two dinners with our son-in-law's folks, a few trips to my outfit's NYC office, we saw no other friends or relatives. We were here for family, and pretty much stuck to that. Tomorrow--back down to Dallas and back on over to Germany on the weekend.

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Response to DFW (Reply #22)

Sat May 8, 2021, 11:59 PM

24. You jet-setters, you!

You have another new wee one!

"Many and Blessed Years In Health and Happiness!"

"Xronia Polla!"

"Mnohaja i Blahaja Lita!"

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #24)

Sun May 9, 2021, 12:10 AM

27. Am I supposed to say thanks in Greek or Ukrainian?

Ahhh, I'll just say thanks!

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Response to DFW (Reply #27)

Sun May 9, 2021, 12:14 AM

29. Howsabout Svenska. 😄 "Tack" 😁

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #29)

Sun May 9, 2021, 12:17 AM

30. Careful

Du får skriva på svenska om du vill, men jag tror att du ska få mer svårigheter med det än jag. Jag har läst svenska på universitetet under flera år! Jag kan det nästan flyttande!

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Response to DFW (Reply #30)

Sun May 9, 2021, 12:27 AM

33. Oy! Husband and familia Swedish pretty much thru and thru.

Until the kiddos started marrying outside the tribe. 😆

His ma spoke enough fluently, but not like their parents.

I'd eat almost anything, but that korv? Ah, I din't. Dad would make his pickled herring for the Christmas 'groaning table'. I loved that, then rubbed my face as a kitty cat would clean its whiskers.
Husband made faces at the herring and say, "Yuck, how can you eat that?!"

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Response to DFW (Reply #30)

Sun May 9, 2021, 12:30 AM

34. Just translated. I'm very very limited in the Swedish language dept.

I know names of food mostly. Nobody doesn’t like FOOD! 😄

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #34)

Sun May 9, 2021, 12:40 AM

36. That's for sure!

As long as you can say "räksalad" and "köttbullar" you will never starve!

I'm no "korvälskare" either, though in my student days, I confess to have smoothed my budget's edges with the odd "korv med lök och senap" when necessity dictated.

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Response to DFW (Reply #27)

Sun May 9, 2021, 12:18 AM

31. We're were indoctrinated Greek while communicating at a Greek Orthodox Church.

I'm Carpatho-Rus descent. I think Ukrainian is close in some language. But we have unto our own plus you know, those dialects! 😉

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #31)

Sun May 9, 2021, 12:23 AM

32. Those tricky dialects will get ya every time

Ukrainian is closer to Polish and Czech than it is to Russian--linguistically, anyway. Political realities make it prudent for modern day Ukies to know Russian, but that is a proximity born of necessity, not linguistics.

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Response to DFW (Reply #32)

Sun May 9, 2021, 12:35 AM

35. Now we're at an OCA church. Slavic origination, but services in English.

'Cept when choir director puts some Greek or Slavonic into the mix.

Ukrainians no like Ruskis.

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #35)

Sun May 9, 2021, 12:45 AM

37. The Ukies and the Russkies are a well-known pair of bad neighbors

When I was in college in Filthydelphia, their descendants got along fine, but there were very few natives studying there in my day. That was still the Soviet era.

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Response to multigraincracker (Reply #12)

Sat May 8, 2021, 11:42 PM

20. Many times one's help cometh from strange and wonderful places! Providential. 💛

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 12:00 AM

25. What a nice nod to some important and useful work!

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Response to BobTheSubgenius (Reply #25)

Sun May 9, 2021, 12:04 AM

26. You're so kind!

💛

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #26)

Sun May 9, 2021, 12:29 PM

38. Your kindness deserved it.

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 12:47 PM

39. He's been a known Russian asset, including working openly for Russian state TV

in the past. Remember, Russia was and is at war with America. That it's undeclared doesn't mean it's not so.

We need to be careful about assuming a change of heart in people who once spread spread Russian agitprop to demoralize and defeat Democrats. Even if it happened, would Russia allow it? Many assets are too compromised and too useful to let go. This one's been added to our DirecTV lineup, as have OAN and Newsmax, and now seen increasingly on DU.

The battle for power is enormous. Everyone's scrabbling for control of our minds and our voting power.

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