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  • Bill Gates, The Man Behind Common Core Shows How Stupid He Really is About Education

    03/16/2014 8:36:52 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 71 replies
    http://www.agenda21radio.com ^ | 3/15/14 | Paul Preston
    Bill Gates, the multi billionaire who does not have an earned college degree or teaching certificate, never taught a day in the classroom, never worked in an educational system or one room school house is comparing the education of children to electrical outlets.
  • Infrastructure, Not Freedom, Is Key to Economic Growth, Says Biden

    02/08/2014 8:56:41 AM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 Feb 2014 | John Semmens
    Vice-President and potential contender for the 2016 Democratic nomination for President, Joe Biden rejected contentions that individual freedom is crucial to economic growth. “I know a lot of people keep insisting that it is America's free market and individual rights that account for this country's phenomenal economic growth, but is that really the case?” Biden asked. “Look at the rapid economic growth achieved by the Soviet Union during the 1930s and 40s. By mobilizing armies of human labor to build canals and mine metals they were able to transform perishable human resources into the durable infrastructure that vaulted the country...
  • 'Children Belong to All of Us,' Common Core Promoter Says; Opponents Are 'Tiny Minority'

    02/03/2014 7:49:36 PM PST · by marshmallow · 59 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 2/3/14 | Napp Nazworth
    "The children belong to all of us," Paul Reville, an education professor at Harvard and former Massachusetts secretary of Education, said Friday in explaining why states should adopt the Common Core State Standards Initiative. "What we're doing at the national level ... is what a lot of our states thought made sense individually. Why should some towns in cities or states have no standards or low standards and others have extremely high standards when the children belong to all of us and would move. And the same logic applies to the nation," he said, making the case for national standards....
  • Pope Francis: "No One Is Saved on Their Own"

    01/15/2014 9:13:18 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 134 replies
    http://www.zenit.org ^ | January 15, 2014
    Beginning his address, the Holy Father reiterated his imagery of Baptism as an unbroken chain in the transmission of faith. Each baptized Christian, he said, is a link in that chain. “Such is the grace of God and so is our faith, that we should transmit to our children, because they, as adults, can transmit it to their children,” the Pope said. “Baptism makes us enter into this People of God that transmits the faith. This is very important. A People of God that walks and transmits faith.” Continuing his catechesis on the Sacrament of Baptism, Pope Francis reminded the...
  • California Officially Working To Protect Fictional Environment

    01/03/2014 12:36:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | January 3, 2013 | Mark Horne
    The fact that a state legislature would decree population density mandates to cities in the state is an intolerable tyranny. Naturally, the California legislature is doing it. But it has officially decided to worry about the environment of a fantasy world, not the real one.
  • There was something about the 20th Century, something awful. Did Pope Leo have the answer?

    03/30/2012 12:01:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 50 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | March 29, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What are we to make of the 20th Century? Like any period it is marked with its glories and its horrors. In his now classic work Modern Times, historian Paul Johnson gives a sober assessment of the 20th century and estimates, many think conservatively, that 100 million died in war and for ideological reasons in that violent century. Perhaps no century can be said to have been bloodier.It was a century of the imposition of every sort of collectivism from communism, fascism, tribalism, and socialism , all with catastrophic results. Whole populations were the subject of social experiments; and here...
  • Young People's Objections to Obamacare Called Selfish

    12/07/2013 7:08:43 AM PST · by John Semmens · 22 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 Dec 2013 | John Semmens
    Polls indicating that Obamacare may be costing Democrats the youth vote sparked outrage from several sources. Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (Fla), Chair of the Democratic National Committee, characterized concerns over the price as “selfish and misguided.” “Those reacting negatively to insurance plans that double or triple their out-of-pocket costs for medical care are placing their own welfare ahead of society's,” she declared. “Maybe they think they're strong and healthy and don't need medication or therapy, but what about those who do?” The Congresswoman urged young people to “not try to substitute their thinking for that of the government's experts. These experts...
  • GOP Health Reform Effort Decried

    11/29/2013 4:44:41 PM PST · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 Nov 2013 | John Semmens
    House Republican efforts to push the American Health Care Reform Act (HR-3121) were denounced by leading Democrats as “unfair” and “unpatriotic.” The bill would fully repeal Obamacare, allow consumers to purchase insurance across state lines, permit small businesses to pool resources so they can bargain for better deals, modify malpractice rules, expand access to health savings accounts, give individuals the same tax break on insurance that corporations enjoy, and provide funding to help insure those with pre-existing conditions. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius called the GOP bill “a stab in the back. These opportunists are using the failures...
  • Liberalism – Equal Opportunity Destroyer

    11/29/2013 12:26:26 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 2 replies
    The Blacksphere with Kevin Jackson ^ | 11/29/13 | Scot Muncher
    In the eyes of some, the great hope for mankind has always been a sort of communal society. The thought behind this idea is that everyone could work towards a common end and share the fruits of their labor. As a matter of fact, Liberalism and social progressives teach this today. So, “in order to form a more perfect Union”, at all costs they foist their communal ideals upon society. In a perfect world, this type of social order would be heavenly. Unfortunately, we don’t live in paradise. That being the case, there are two things that war against this...
  • Brilliant Biting Satire (podcast)

    11/22/2013 8:11:33 AM PST · by crusher
    Shrugging Out Podcast ^ | November 18, 2013 | Pete Ferron
    Pete Ferron at The Shrugging Out Podcast performed a brilliant satire on The Ruling Class of Washington, District of Criminals. The premise of the one-man-show is a conference call between the Federal Director of Communications and all Federal employees. Great satire depends on a kernel of truth, and Pete gives the whole cob. https://app.box.com/shared/static/v6m8xo51u8i9mx73vu8o.mp3 Pete has reached the same conclusion I have, namely that my point of view will not carry the day. We are optimists and true-believers, probably radicals, but that does not preclude us from seeing reality for what it is. You can listen to it at the...
  • The True Face of Collectivism

    11/19/2013 3:08:40 AM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/19/2013 | Christopher Chantrill
    Most politicians are crafty. They hide the mailed fist of political power in a velvet glove of caring and compassion, and they conjure up an appealing picture of competence to hide the reality of blundering ineptitude.But not Barack Obama. He believes his own propaganda; he's even said so. He thinks that politics is exhausted by the cunning tricks of the community organizer, that all you need to do is find a festering sore, and pick at it.Even Frantz Fanon, author of the anti-colonialist screed The Wretched of the Earth, understands that sore scratching and the messianic moment will only get...
  • Obama: Shutdown exposed clash of political visions

    10/25/2013 9:39:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 26, 2013 12:07 AM EDT | Josh Lederman
    Regrouping with Democrats after a bitter budget fight, President Barack Obama on Friday cast the recent spending-and-debt standoff with Congress as “a symptom of a larger challenge” but one offering Democrats the chance to show voters the virtues of their vision for government ahead of the 2014 midterm elections. … “The shutdown was about more than just health care,” Obama said. “It was about a contrast of visions, about what our obligations are to each other as fellow citizens. And we’ve got the better side of that argument.” … … Obama is weighed down by the calamitous debut of the...
  • Why "equality" must die

    10/03/2013 9:00:28 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    Renew America ^ | 10-3-13 | Selwyn Duke
    Take a look at the following list and tell me if anything strikes you: Prudence Justice Temperance Courage Faith Hope Charity Viewing these, the Seven Cardinal Virtues, anything make an impression? Okay, now try the Seven Heavenly Virtues of: Chastity Temperance Charity Diligence Patience Kindness Humility Anything? What strikes me is that equality is not among them. Scour great works, such as the Bible, and you won't find much talk of equality – that is, unless you consider The Communist Manifesto a great work. One thing about virtues – which are defined as "good moral habits" – is that their...
  • Transformation of US Making Headway

    09/15/2013 1:05:50 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 Sep 2013 | John Semmens
    Recent statistics indicating that 48 percent of births in the United States now occur below the poverty line were hailed by Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius as “evidence we are making the strides in the transformation of this country that President Obama promised.” “Throughout human history the enjoyment of sex and parenthood has been inhibited by the reluctance to take on the responsibility of rearing children,” Sebelius announced. “These data show we are alleviating some of these inhibitions. Hopefully, there will come a day when the freedom to procreate will be totally unconstrained by any financial apprehensions.”...
  • Liberalism 101 - You Don't Have a Choice

    09/05/2013 1:38:20 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 13 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | September 5, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    I love it when liberal progressives actually speak their true beliefs for us all to hear. However, you have to probe deeply and get them riled up enough to blow their cool in order to hear their unvarnished agenda. Liberals know that sane people do not agree with their policies or their goals, so they must always cloak them in a shadowy cloud of lies. It's always, "it's about the children!" or "where's your compassion?" with them in order to mask their true goals. Once you get under their skin, you can expose their lies and twisted words as they'll...
  • Congressman Proposes “Indenture Program” for College Students

    08/25/2013 2:40:55 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Aug 2013 | John Semmens
    Distressed by the high cost of college and the high unemployment of college graduates, Representative Charles Rangel (D-NY) recommended “a major revision of how we educate people for the public good. I have heard so many stories of graduates facing crushing debt loads and no prospects of a job that I think it’s time we remake the whole system.” “First of all, why should a student have to pay for college?” Rangel asked. “We don’t make them pay for elementary or high school. If a college degree is needed for the role a person is to play in our society...
  • President’s Promise on Health Care “Null and Void”

    08/25/2013 11:07:06 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Aug 2013 | John Semmens
    One of President Obama’s pitches in promoting his Affordable Care Act was the promise that those who were happy with their current coverage could keep it. The statute, however, requires those whose policies are deemed non-compliant to switch to more comprehensive and expensive plans beginning January 1, 2014. Most affected will be healthy people currently enrolled in high-deductible plans. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius explains that “in our view, high-deductible policies are inadequate for several reasons. The major flaw in the premise of such policies is that the individual is competent to assess his own health. Doctors are...
  • Obama toasts failed African socialist (as a role model)

    07/01/2013 2:56:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/1/2013 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama toasted the founding dictator of post-colonial Tanzania on Monday, who collectivized the nation’s low-tech agricultural sector, established a one-party state and left that African nation’s economy in ruins.“[Y]ou might say an American child is my child. We might say a Tanzanian child is my child,” Obama said after quoting the Tanzanian saying “my neighbor’s child is my child.”“In this way, both of our nations will be looking after all of our children and we’ll be living out the vision of President [Julius] Nyerere,” Obama continued. “The core values that he proclaimed for Tanzania also describe what both our...
  • Greenfield: The End of Control

    06/15/2013 8:57:43 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 35 replies
    Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Saturday, June 15, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Saturday, June 15, 2013 The End of Control Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog We utilize systems to achieve goals whether it's defending the country or fighting poverty or making the trains run in time or achieving political change. Modem systems are systematic creatures that aim to achieve goals by maximizing control over all the subsidiary elements of the problem. So if you set out to solve poverty, you need control over all the social and economic elements that either cause poverty or could be used to ameliorate poverty. Those elements include the sum amount of national...
  • Fascism In America

    06/04/2013 3:57:09 AM PDT · by Jim_Fader · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 4, 2013 | Richard Winchester
    When fascism comes to America, what will it look (and feel) like? Very much like what we have now, because a version of fascism is already here. I am not the first to worry about the prospect of fascism in America. In 1935, for example, Sinclair Lewis published It Can't Happen Here, which is a fictional account of a fascist take-over of the country. In 2008, Joe Conason published It Can Happen Here. The book's subtitle, Authoritarian Peril in the Age of Bush, tells all we need to know.
  • Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American

    04/16/2013 7:16:57 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 147 replies
    Salon ^ | 4/16/2013 | David Sirota
    As we now move into the official Political Aftermath period of the Boston bombing — the period that will determine the long-term legislative fallout of the atrocity — the dynamics of privilege will undoubtedly influence the nation’s collective reaction to the attacks. That’s because privilege tends to determine: 1) which groups are — and are not — collectively denigrated or targeted for the unlawful actions of individuals; and 2) how big and politically game-changing the overall reaction ends up being. This has been most obvious in the context of recent mass shootings. In those awful episodes, a religious or ethnic...
  • Florida teacher tells fourth-graders to give up constitutional rights, report says

    04/13/2013 6:19:34 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 29 replies
    fox ^ | 4-13-13 | fox news
    A Florida father says he was shocked to find a note in his fourth-grade son's backpack suggesting that his teacher instructed students to write letters on their willingness to give up their constitutional rights. Aaron Harvey told WOKV.com that his 10-year-old son was told to write a note reading, "I am willing to give up some of my constitutional rights in order to be safer or more secure," after a civics lesson at the end of last year. Harvey said he found the note earlier this month and obtained the curriculum guide for the lesson, which he said was geared...
  • Obama Calls for Federally-Funded Pre-School for Four Year Olds

    04/12/2013 5:35:07 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 37 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 Apr 2013 | John Semmens
    Saying that too many of our children are ill-prepared for the world of the future, President Obama urged Congress to enact federal funding for pre-schools. “We need to replace the idiosyncratic influences of our ‘do-it-yourself’ methods of child rearing with a more cohesive approach,” the President said. “Leaving so much of the responsibility on each individual family is a formula for chaos. Different parents seek to instill different value systems. The result is that clashes of these value systems impede coordinated progress toward the collective well-being of all.” “In addition to providing an environment for the inculcation of better values,...
  • “We have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents” (shortened)

    04/08/2013 9:22:27 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 60 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4-8-2013 | Allahpundit
    Via Legal Insurrection, between this and Krystal Ball’s Socratic dialogue with a five-year-old about gay marriage, evidently it was indoctrination weekend at MSNBC. The novelty here isn’t the sentiment, it’s the candor. Hillary made this same point more digestible for the public by ladling on warm-fuzzy sauce about a “village” raising a child together. (Similarly, don’t think of huge government programs as budget-busting liabilities. They’re Christmas presents!) Harris-Perry had 30 seconds to give her version of the same point; when you’re operating within those time constraints, there may be no way to make the pitch in terms less creepy than...
  • MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry » All Your Kids Belong To Us

    04/06/2013 4:57:32 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 46 replies
    Youtube ^ | April 4, 2013 | By Karl Marx, Adolph Hitler, Josef Stalin, Pol Pot, Friedrich Engels
    Watch as a proud American communist urges us to Lean Forward:We have never invested as much in public education as we should have? Because we've always had kind of a private notion of children? "Your kid is yours, and totally your responsibility"? We haven't had a very collective notion of these are our children? So part of it is we have to kind of break through our private idea that kids belong to their parents.
  • Democrats Argue for Fairer Allocation of Nation’s Collective Wealth

    03/10/2013 11:06:29 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 Mar 2013 | John Semmens
    Both President Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) labeled GOP demands that the federal deficit be reduced by focusing on cuts in government spending “narrow minded.” “By insisting on looking only at federal spending they’re ignoring 75% of the economy,” the President complained. “America produces $15 trillion of output per year. The federal government only spends $3.5 trillion of that. What we’re saying is that the fairest way to cut the deficit is to take a slice out of the bigger piece of the pie that currently is allocated to the private sector.” “Every dollar we let the...
  • FORGET THE INDOCTRINATION: Hitler and Mussolini were "progressives" and men of the left

    02/17/2013 10:33:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | February 17, 2013 | Doug Ross
    Daniel Hannan cuts through the disinformation routinely spewed by the pundit class to reveal the true historical nature of fascism, albeit as it pertains to British politics. The lessons, however, are applicable here as well. 'I am a Socialist,' Hitler told Otto Strasser in 1930, 'and a very different kind of Socialist from your rich friend, Count Reventlow'. No one at the time would have regarded it as a controversial statement. The Nazis could hardly have been more open in their socialism, describing themselves with the same terminology as our own SWP: National Socialist German Workers' Party. Almost everyone in...
  • Just What Was Fundamentally Wrong with Bolshevism?

    11/29/2012 5:29:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 45 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 29, 2012 | Steven Plaut
    I recently read the new biography of Trotsky by Oxford don Robert Service, published in 2009 by Pan Books. It is well-written and surprisingly interesting. The book does a great public service in describing the life of the actual Trotsky, whose previous “biographies” were little more than hagiographies written by his toady worshippers (people like Isaac Deutscher). The last time that I had taken any interest in Trotsky was when I was a teenager and had fleeting delusions of believing in “socialism.” Reading the new book as an adult and as an economist, I found it a useful opportunity to...
  • Inaugural Address Redefines Basic Freedoms

    01/26/2013 1:16:12 PM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 Jan 2013 | John Semmens
    Urging that “we break free of the archaic notions of our nation's so-called 'Founding Fathers,'” President Barack Obama launched his second term with a stirring call to “update our concepts to fit our modern circumstances.” The President maintained that “the Founders' original idea that 'liberty' means freedom from government abuses and usurpations has no relevance today. Our government does not usurp our rights. The people elect their rulers and expect them to create the kind of rights appropriate to the world we live in now.” “How much liberty does a person have if he lacks the will or ability to...
  • The Significance of Obama’s Inaugural Address

    01/22/2013 7:44:18 AM PST · by Mozilla · 10 replies
    commentary Magazine ^ | 01.21.2013 | Peter Wehner
    President Obama’s inaugural address was eloquent and moving in parts. It was also deeply partisan and polarizing, something that is unusual for a day normally devoted to unity and common purpose. But not in Barack Obama’s America. In his inaugural speech he did what he seemingly cannot keep himself from doing: portraying himself and his followers as Children of Light and portraying his opponents as Children of Darkness. You are either with Obama–or you are with the forces of cruelty and bigotry. In Obama’s world, there is no middle ground. He is the Voice of Reason; those who oppose him...
  • Obama’s Declaration of Political War

    01/22/2013 7:35:02 AM PST · by Mozilla · 17 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1.22.13 | John R. Guardiano
    In his second inaugural address, Obama makes clear that it’s fight night in America. snip Indeed, Obama’s second inaugural address was a liberal wet dream: It pressed all of the Left’s erogenous zones: • Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security? Obama vowed not to change or reform them — even though they are driving us toward financial insolvency, and even though they provide workers with a relatively lousy return on their investment. • “Climate change”? It is real, and it must be addressed — now! • “Sustainable (read: green) energy”? “America cannot resist this transition. We must lead it” — now!...
  • The Collectivist Mind Game: Demonizing the Non-Compliant

    01/22/2013 7:12:47 AM PST · by Mozilla · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 22, 2013 | Oleg Atbashian
    In the libertarian sci-fi classic, "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress," Robert A. Heinlein describes a successful revolution of the individualistic, free-market-oriented residents of the Moon against the Earth's tyrannical big government. The ins and outs of agitating and organizing the masses to fight the oppressive Authority feel just as realistic as the finer points of everyday life in the underground Lunar cities of the future. The proposed revolutionary scenario could even serve as a workable model for similar real-life endeavors, if only the renowned futurist author hadn't neglected to factor in the immanent function of any oppressive regime: systemic...
  • The Collectivist Mind Game: Demonizing the Opposition

    01/22/2013 6:48:38 AM PST · by Mozilla · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 22, 2013 | Oleg Atbashian
    Most modern-day leftists in Western countries have abandoned the idea of a violent revolution, having replaced it with "the long march through the institutions" as part of the culture war to transform the society through cultural hegemony. Instead of commanding firing squads, they play mind games of manipulative illusions, in which the demonization of dissent plays a crucial role. The basic premise hasn't changed: as much as the statists want you to love them, they want you to hate their opponents even more. Until a time when political opposition can be eliminated completely, having opponents can still be useful: you...
  • The Democracy Initiative: a Coup in Plain Sight

    01/20/2013 7:17:31 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 51 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 20, 2013 | Clarice Feldman
    This is...about a coordinated effort by about 36 different interest groups with reported revenues of no less than $1.69 billion, pledging millions of dollars to work together to attack conservative supporters and organizations, to intervene directly in Democratic politics, to push for filibuster reform to better enable a push through their agenda without any input from the opposition, and expanding "voting rights" and fighting voter registration laws to further grease the skids for their legislative agenda. 1. Who belongs: Here are a few of them: ...the AFL-CIO, the Center for American Progress, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Common...
  • Progressivism: Individuals don't inherently have this thing called "liberty"

    01/19/2013 6:32:52 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 11 replies
    In "Liberalism and Social Action" (Excerpts only), John Dewey explains the following: The idealistic philosophy taught that men are held together by the relations that proceed from and that manifest an ultimate cosmic mind. It followed that the basis of society and the state is shared intelligence and purpose, not force nor yet self-interest. The state is a moral organism, of which government is one organ. Only by participating in the common purpose as it works for the common good can individual human beings realize their true individualities and become truly free. The state is but one organ among many...
  • The Socialist Mind Game: A Brief Manual

    01/01/2013 3:46:29 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 1, 2013 | Oleg Atbashian
    We are being played; it's time we learned the game. Conservatives have their Constitution. Progressives have their Narrative. The current battle for America is between these two concepts, and each side uses different rules to fight it. One set of rules is consistent with an unchanging objective: limited government and individual freedoms. The other side's rules are as fickle as their goals, which are never fully disclosed beyond the equivocal references to fairness and hyphenated forms of justice. They will have to remain vague and deny their true allegiances until a time when American voters will no longer squirm at...
  • BARF ALERT: On Race and Taxes, Both Parties Insist Upon Speaking No Evil

    12/03/2012 10:48:35 AM PST · by walford · 9 replies
    Color Lines ^ | November 30 2012 | Imara Jones
    <p>Our current national argument over taxes, debt and the fiscal cliff is nominally about balancing spreadsheets and the arcana of economic formulas, but it’s actually about race. And the fact that those on either side of the budget conversation—both Democrats and Republicans—will not acknowledge as much prevents us from having an honest conversation about what’s at stake.</p>
  • EU: [French president] Francois Hollande shows true colours with threat to nationalise ArcelorMittal

    11/27/2012 2:48:19 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/27/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Thirty years have passed since French president François Mitterrand launched Europe’s last great wave of nationalisation, seizing the banks, insurance groups, arms makers and steel industry in the culminating debacle of the Collectivist era. The whole world has been living in an era of privatisation ever since. So it seems like a strange step back in time to hear France’s minister of industrial renewal, Arnaud Montebourg, threatening a “temporary public takeover” of ArcelorMittal’s steel operations in the Lorraine plateau – purportedly to save the blast furnaces of Florange and their 2,500 workers, so sacred in the Socialist Party catechism. It...
  • On Election Day it’s white voters vs. everyone else

    10/28/2012 9:10:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Grio at NBC News ^ | October 25, 2012 | David A. Love
    Looking at the polls, this presidential election season is poised to give birth to the most racially polarized electorate in U.S. history. Whites are backing Mitt Romney in historic numbers, while Obama is garnering historic levels of support among blacks, Latinos and Asians. While the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll has the president in a dead heat with his GOP opponent, recent surveys show wide swings in support based on race. In other words, it looks like white voters versus everyone else. Looking at a composite of polls, Obama’s white support averages 37.9 percent, ranging from 35 percent to 41...
  • Chef Broke The Law By Cooking Healthy Food

    10/23/2012 9:06:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | October 23, 2012 | Jon Rappoport
    Annika Eriksson, a long-time Swedish chef revered for her school lunches, has been squelched. Has she made errors? Are her meals contaminated? Has the quality of her ingredients slipped? No, none of the above. The trouble stems purely from the fact that her meals are too good. Yes, you read that right. She’s exceeding expectations. She bakes fresh bread every day. She offers 15 different vegetables at lunchtime. She knows it pleases the students to have choices. This is her crime because, you see, other schools don’t have the same benefits in the Falun district in Sweden. (This is called...
  • In Obama's World, There Is No You (Excellent Article)

    10/22/2012 5:05:25 AM PDT · by Snuph · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 22, 2012 | Daren Jonescu
    President Obama inadvertently reveals his true post-Marxist colors at every turn, but perhaps nowhere more starkly than inhis irresistible impulse to look Americans inthe eye and say, "This isn't about you." What is sometimes (correctly) described as his coldness is, more precisely, the lifelong leftist's pathological habit of converting concrete human lives into an abstract, "composite" humanity which, tohis corrupted intellect, seems more real than life itself. Examples of this reality-defying collectivist mechanism abound in Obama's public statements. Consider the first question of the second presidential debate. A twenty-year-old college student, Jeremy Epstein, asks, "What can you say to reassure...
  • The Limits of Government Power

    10/15/2012 5:27:23 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 12 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | October 14, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    A country and a people can be measured in its breath and its depth. A government can either choose breadth of control or depth of control—but it cannot have both. Breadth of control allows for governing a large area, but with only limited control and influence over those who live there. Depth of control allows for extensive control over the lives of a population, but such control requires government infrastructure of equal depth that is difficult to sustain or project over a large territory. One is a mile wide and an inch deep. The other is a mile deep and...
  • Apparent Gaffes Explained

    10/06/2012 11:25:24 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Oct 2012 | John Semmens
    Statements this past week by both the President and Vice-President that many are persuaded are gaffes were defended by Press Secretary Jay Carney. “President Obama's assertion that 'we don't believe anyone is entitled to success in this country' is not a defense of a failed economic policy as some are claiming,” Carney said. “It's a reaffirmation of the President's belief in the essential equality of all people. After all, is it really fair for some to succeed while others fail? Shouldn't government strive to level the playing field to prevent the more able or lucky from rising above others?” “Is...
  • President Assures Letterman that National Debt Isn’t Important

    09/23/2012 10:16:47 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Sep 2012 | John Semmens
    Unable to answer a simple question regarding the size of the national debt during an interview on David Letterman’s talk show, President Obama tried to assure viewers that it isn’t important. “I can’t put my finger on the precise amount,” Obama said. “How about a ‘ballpark’ estimate?” Letterman asked. “Well, I don’t know, but it doesn’t really matter,” the President replied. “You see, mostly this is money we owe ourselves. I mean, Americans owe the debt and Americans own the debt. In effect, paying the debt is like taking money out of your right pocket and putting it into your...
  • VIDEO ALERT: COLLECTIVISM – Obama’s Words, How he is Openly Destroying the USA

    09/20/2012 11:52:45 AM PDT · by Eye of Newt · 23 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | September 20, 2012 | Sher Zieve
    Gulag Note:Be sure to see the video. Obama calls for a Marx/Trotsky-style, centrally-controlled, "democratic" collective, much as Mitt Romney described in his secretly videoed, "47%" statements. Obama also portrays in a few chosen words the post-USSR version of global neo-Marxism, into an enslaved "capitalism" of state controlled markets, also called corporatism, the core of 20th Century fascism and something now done in Russia, China, increasingly in the European states and in South America -- and here.This video of Obama's self-confessed philosophy, of the Marxist sabotage of free America  is corroborative of the just-released "redistribution" video, but far more damning. Is it...
  • Video of Obama: Collectivism and the Common Good = Communism

    09/20/2012 10:54:29 AM PDT · by jdirt · 19 replies
    Why isn't this on the news? Would they report it if he said he was a socialist? Well I guess not because even after his redistribution of wealth video surfaced yesterday, the corrupt media did not report it. We are going to have to figure out a way to make people understand the media needs to go. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsobm33ATC0&feature=player_embedded
  • America's Big Choice

    09/20/2012 4:26:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    What happens when a free people decides it was never free to begin with? What happens when a nation decides that individual liberty is a myth, that the endless vicissitudes of life form an impenetrable wall to success, that we are all controlled by outside forces? We despair. We turn to the power of the masses. This is where almost half of America currently stands. It came out this week that Mitt Romney made this claim back in May, and he was exactly right. That doesn't mean that every American who doesn't pay federal income tax -- veterans, recipients of...
  • Obama Calls For Society Based On Collectivism, Hails Union Power In Uncovered 1995 Video…

    09/19/2012 2:10:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 19, 2012
    Obama calls for 'democracy with a small d'; Pushes society based on collectivism, 'common good' - YouTube Video Wealth redistribution, collectivism, unions . . . no, he's definitely not a communist. NEW YORK – A 1995 video depicts Barack Obama calling for “democracy with a small ‘d,’” while pushing a society based on collectivism and “common good.”In the video unearthed by KleinOnline, Obama hails unions and collective bargaining as encapsulating the societal “common good” of which he speaks.Obama urges society to collectively move “forward” – a word that would later serve as his 2012 campaign slogan.Obama was speaking in...
  • 1995 Obama: ‘The Entire History of America Is Towards Concentration of Power and Oppression’

    09/19/2012 1:51:33 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 9 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 09/19/2012 | Jason Howerton
    Both presidential nominees are facing more scrutiny for statements they have made in the past as the 2012 election is now less than two months away. Just this week, GOP nominee Mitt Romney faced criticism for his now infamous “47 percent” remarks, while President Barack Obama fought to downplay a 1998 video in which he voiced his support for “redistribution.” And while some Obama’s remarks from his past have gotten a lot of media attention, others have seemingly slipped under the radar. One of the videos that apparently went unnoticed is an unearthed clip from 1995, which originally surfaced sometime...
  • Video: Obama calls for 'democracy with a small d'

    09/18/2012 10:21:46 PM PDT · by jwsea55 · 29 replies
    WND ^ | 9/18/12 | Aaron Klein
    NEW YORK – A 1995 video depicts Barack Obama calling for “democracy with a small ‘d,’” while pushing a society based on collectivism and “common good.” In the video unearthed by KleinOnline, Obama hails unions and collective bargaining as encapsulating the societal “common good” of which he speaks. Obama urges society to collectively move “forward” – a word that would later serve as his 2012 campaign slogan. Obama was speaking in an Aug. 11, 1995 interview pushing his just published book, “Dreams From My Father.” At the time, Obama was a community organizer planning to launch a political career. Obama...