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  • Ken Livingstone: Venezuela crisis caused by Chávez's failure to kill oligarchs

    08/03/2017 6:41:59 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 52 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Aug 3, 2017 | Jessica Elgot
    Ken Livingstone, a former mayor of London, has blamed the turmoil in Venezuela on Hugo Chávez’s unwillingness to execute “oligarchs” after he came to power. ... “One of the things that Chávez did when he came to power, he didn’t kill all the oligarchs. There was about 200 families who controlled about 80% of the wealth in Venezuela,” Livingstone told Talk Radio. “He allowed them to live, to carry on. I suspect a lot of them are using their power and control over imports and exports to make it difficult and to undermine Maduro.”
  • Cash Cow in Medjugorge [Catholic Caucus]

    05/19/2017 4:11:32 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    The Tenth Crusade ^ | May 17, 2017 | TTC
    I knew there was something fishy in the Vatican's talking points in Medjugorje They are taking the position that the Blessed Mother likely appeared in Medjugorje seven times but following those appearances, the 'seers' have been lying. I think that's very generous. It's inconsistent with the Blessed Mother's nature to choose to appear to people whom she knew would lie about the messages she conveyed to them. I kept asking myself why on earth their solution to this mess was to set up shop parallel to the frauds and crooks. What's next? Setting up an office in pope Michael's "see"?...
  • The difference between capitalism and socialism

    12/10/2016 6:10:55 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 12/9/2016 | Patrice Lewis
    I’m sure most people remember the snarky condescending remarks President Obama made in 2012: “If you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. … If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” The gist of his speech is no business owner can take credit for his or her successful enterprise. Instead, we must give credit to the government, which built the roads and bridges and the Internet and other infrastructure that made any success possible. Obama’s remarks rightfully caused a furor among small-business owners. So capitalism can’t work without extensive government regulations?...
  • Venezuela Ran out of Other People’s Money

    12/09/2015 7:28:36 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/09/15 | Dr. ileana Johnson Paugh
    A centralized socialist government always blamed their disastrous and ever-failing economic policies on greedy capitalists and on business “profiteers.” Socialists eventually ran out of other people’s money and wealth Venezuelans rejected socialism. They’ve run out of other people’s money; the long lines to buy basic food and toilet paper did not help either. The mainstream media has glossed over this massive defeat of President Nicolas Maduro’s socialism. In a great St. Nick gift, his opposition took back control of the National Assembly in a landslide election on December 6, 2015. According to the National Electoral Council, the Democratic Unity coalition...
  • Sanders: Why don’t you ask Republicans if they’re capitalists?

    10/11/2015 11:03:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/15 | Bradford Richardson
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says he's tired of questions about whether he’s a socialist, asking why more people don't want Republicans to defend themselves as capitalists. The self-proclaimed Democratic socialist said he is ready to take on Wall St. and corporate America in the first Democratic primary debate on Tuesday. He said he wants to talk about his record in Congress of “standing up for working class families and the middle class" and his willingness "to take on virtually every aspect of corporate America.” If elected president, Sanders said he will force Republicans in Congress to compromise by lining up...
  • House GOP Setting the Stage for Massive Crony Capitalist Pay Backs (Why bother with the GOP?)

    09/09/2014 4:43:55 PM PDT · by INVAR · 80 replies
    Red State ^ | 09-09-14 | Erick Erickason
    House GOP Setting the Stage for Massive Crony Capitalist Pay Backs in a Lame Duck House Republicans are preparing a continuing resolution to keep the government open. In doing so, they’ve decided to be total sluts for K Street and Wall Street. The Crony Capitalists, emboldened by the Chamber of Commerce’s help during primary season, are doing some very unusual things. Here’s what I hear is happening. First, they will reauthorize the Ex-Im bank, which is something K Street is desperate to see happen. Second, current reports are that they will spend more than the original Paul Ryan — Patti...
  • How Covert Agents Infiltrate The Internet To Manipulate, Deceive, And Destroy Reputations

    03/27/2014 7:39:01 PM PDT · by Sheapdog · 64 replies via ^ | Feb 26, 2014 | Glenn Greenwald
    <p>A shocking DHS document, leaked on March 24, 2014 by InfoWars, reveals who Barack Obama’s real enemy is: the military, veterans, the National Guard, and those who eschew Obama’s brand of democratic socialism. The 160-page document describes a drill going on this very minute, dubbed “Capstone Exercise 2014: Scenario Ground Truth,” whereby a fictitious anti-government group—whose stated ideology happens to match exactly that of the Tea Party—wages a cyber attack against the U.S. government after martial law has been declared in the wake of a massive earthquake and tsunami. Conspiring with this group—named Free Americans Against Socialist Tyranny—are elements of the military, veterans, and the National Guard.</p>
  • Bloodsucking Capitalists: From A Book Used In The Ethic Studies Curriculum for Grades 3rd - 12th

    05/12/2011 8:57:35 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 54 replies · 2+ views
    The Blaze ^ | May 12th | Naked Emperor News
    Bloodsucking Capitalists: Shocking Excerpts Read at Tucson School Board Meeting From A Book Used In The Controversial Ethic Studies Curriculum (Grades 3-12)
  • (Greedy) Anti-capitalists clash with riot police in Davos

    01/30/2011 8:28:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/29/11 | Catherine Bosley
    Anti-capitalists clash with riot police in DavosBy Catherine Bosley Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:52pm EST DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Anti-capitalist protesters threw bottles at riot police on Saturday and officers responded with water cannon as a small demonstration on the final day of the World Economic Forum briefly turned violent. The clash came after a group of about 100 mainly young, local protesters marched through the chic Swiss ski resort of Davos and gathered near the railway station, some distance from the conference center hosting the Forum. It was the second episode of violence in Davos this week. Swiss anarchists...
  • Pundit Charges Businesses Are Sabotaging the President

    10/17/2010 12:18:01 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 27 replies · 1+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 16 October 2010 | John Semmens
    MSNBC’s Chris Matthews accused American businesses of “sabotaging President Obama and his program by selfishly placing profit ahead of the national interest.” “The continued refusal of firms to hire is prolonging the recession and hurting the President’s Party in the upcoming election,” Matthews contended. “When we all should be pulling together to help President Obama, businesses are insisting that decreased sales revenue and negative net earnings make adding personnel too risky. Even worse, many of these businesses are now contributing money to help elect people who oppose the President. At the risk of appearing overly strident, I’d say this looks...
  • Economic war between the states proposed

    11/04/2008 10:49:50 PM PST · by hyperconservative · 36 replies · 2,134+ views
    my brain | November 5, 2008 | hyperconservative
    Freepers, do not be so disheartened by yesterday's election results for the Good Lord has allowed this to happen for a reason. This election was not the end of anything; it was just one major battle. And we lost but we must keep fighting in the ways we know best. I am a capitalist living in a socialist-nanny state called Ohio, aka O-Heil-o by many of the residents. Ohio has been socialist for at least 10 years,IMO. So, here's my idea: we wage an embargo against the socialist pig states(the Obummer states)or a boycott, if you prefer that term. You...
  • Ayers' Group Foresaw Genocide of Capitalists

    10/24/2008 12:04:17 PM PDT · by dvan · 21 replies · 768+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | October 23, 2008 | NA
    Informer says communist U.S. envisioned, re-education centers, 25 million 'eliminated' October 23, 2008 [NOTE: If you go to the link, there is a video of an interview with an FBI informant who infiltrated the group.] While many defenders of Weather Underground co-founder William Ayers have sought to minimize his bomb attacks on the U.S. Capitol and other landmarks because they purportedly did not target people, a former FBI informant who penetrated the group claimed he witnessed a meeting in which members discussed a future communist takeover of America in which some 25 million "diehard capitalists" would need to be killed.
  • Governor says MacArthur Maze will reopen for Friday morning commute

    05/21/2007 2:28:01 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 492+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/21/7 | Chronicle Staff Report
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced today that the portion of the MacArthur Maze damaged in a spectacular tanker fire last month will be completed Thursday night and the freeway will reopen for the Friday morning commute.
  • Union Files Labor Complaint Against Wal-Mart

    04/13/2005 9:16:53 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 21 replies · 559+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 04-13-2005 | REUTERS
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The largest U.S. grocery union has filed a complaint against Wal-Mart Stores Inc., asking the National Labor Relations Board to investigate whether the retailer "bribed" employees to block union activities. The United Food and Commercial Workers' complaint comes after The Wall Street Journal reported last week that former Wal-Mart Vice Chairman Tom Coughlin may have used undocumented expense payments to fund anti-union activities, including paying union staffers to tell him of pro-union workers in stores. The union said its complaint, filed on Tuesday, asks the NLRB to "aggressively investigate whether Wal-Mart bribed employees to suppress worker support...
  • Requiem for a Decent Chinese Communist

    01/22/2005 7:27:42 PM PST · by stevejackson · 4 replies · 669+ views
    Zhao Ziyang, former Secretary-General of mainland China’s Communist Party, died at a Beijing hospital last Monday. Good riddance to another communist? In this case, no. Not all tigers are incapable of changing their stripes. During his tenure in China’s one and only political party, Zhao took steps that truly can be called “reforms.” Zhao's greatest moment occurred during the pro-democracy rebellion of 1989, which was centered in and around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. He opposed the use of China’s vast military might against the peaceful protestors gathered in the square. On May 19, 1989, Zhao personally pleaded with the protestors, mostly...
  • Economics 101

    11/26/2004 10:24:02 AM PST · by skellmeyer · 23 replies · 674+ views
    Bridegroom Press ^ | Steve Kellmeyer
    Killing your customer is generally not good for business. It is amazing how many people don’t understand this. Take, for instance, the French. The November 24th issue of Medical News Today reports on French abortion advocates who argue that French women encounter many obstacles when seeking an abortion. Abortion units have closed in 40% of private clinics in Paris for financial reasons and the number of doctors willing to do abortions is decreasing. According to certain lights, this is a Bad Thing. What Medical News Today failed to point out was the obvious: France has a total fertility rate of...
  • Trouble for Chinese Communists

    08/19/2004 11:44:33 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 3 replies · 583+ views ^ | August 19, 2004 | Andrew Jaffee
    Despite the Chinese government’s horrific oppression of its people, dissent persists. Today, six women held a protest on an apartment building rooftop in Beijing. They waved a banner reading, “We accuse the police, the prosecutors and the courts in Liaoning province of corruption and trickery.” The women threatened to commit suicide if their demands were not met, but were later taken away by police. The protest took place not far from communist government headquarters. A similar incident occurred several weeks ago. According to the BBC, A growing number of Chinese have been bringing petitions to Beijing to try to gain...
  • Michael Moore Knocks Cuban Exiles, Capitalism, etc. in Book "Downsize This"

    08/01/2004 6:52:36 PM PDT · by Coleus · 33 replies · 4,920+ views
    p193 Miami -- It is there that a nutty bunch of Cuban exiles have controlled U.S. foreign policy regarding this insignificant island nation. These Cubans, many of whom were Batista supporters and lived high on the hog while that crook ran the country, seem not to have slept a wink since they grabbed their assets and headed to Florida. And, since 1960, they have insisted on pulling us into their madness. Why is it that in every incident of national torment that has deflated our country for the past three decades-the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, IranContra, our drug abuse epidemic-the list...
  • Q: What exactly is a Democracy? A: Demonic

    05/16/2004 12:28:36 PM PDT · by CourtneyLeigh · 51 replies · 1,034+ views
    Please forgive me if I seem to ramble on! I don't have any documented proof, but when you finish reading this, join me and finding the proof to back up my claims and in assumptions. They are out there, I've read, heard, and known this for years! Q:What is Democracy?According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary: Main Entry: de·moc·ra·cy Pronunciation: di-'mä-kr&-sE Function: noun Inflected Form(s): plural -cies Etymology: Middle French democratie, from Late Latin democratia, from Greek dEmokratia, from dEmos + -kratia -cracy 1 a : government by the people; especially : rule of the majority b : a government in which...
  • George W Bush: Punk icon?

    05/13/2004 11:38:29 PM PDT · by weegee · 74 replies · 8,756+ views
    BBC ^ | Last Updated: Thursday, 13 May, 2004, 10:01 GMT 11:01 UK | By Damian Fowler
    George W Bush: Punk icon? By Damian Fowler BBC reporter in New York It sounds unlikely, but there is a surprising new subculture emerging in the United States: Republican punk rockers. In his knee-high Dr Martens and with his head shaved, Michale Graves is the Bush-friendly face of punk rock. He is the front man for the band Gotham Road, which has just kicked off its US tour. On stage he belts out angry, obscure lyrics, but offstage he is also known for his conservative rants and raves. "The leftist radical agenda seems to be resonating loudly from within pop...