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  • Donald J. Trump - "Citizen" Candidate

    07/22/2016 6:38:11 AM PDT · by broken_arrow1 · 6 replies
    July 22, 2016 | self
    Donald J. Trump, "citizen" candidate, is being viewed as an "outsider" to the political class in Washington D.C. In reality, our founders, including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson among other founders, were affluent plantation owners and capitalists. In this context, Trump has more in common with our founders, also "citizen" politicians, then any political class Republican presidential candidate since our founding.
  • Globalist Obama: Terrorists, Racist Cops Are ‘Chronic Impulses’ to Be Defeated by Global Elites

    07/16/2016 5:24:32 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/15/2016 | Neal Munro
    Globalist elite cooperation can defeat the “chronic violence” that is caused by real jihadism in France and supposed racism in police forces, President Barack Obama told a roomful of foreign ambassadors July 15. “Overnight in Nice [France], we witnessed another tragic and appalling attack on the freedom and the peace that we cherish … [and] it’s been a difficult several weeks in the United States,” Obama told the ambassadors gathered in the White House. After mentioning the Nice attack and hinting at the police engagements, Obama sketched out his demand for globalist fix for the “chronic violence” that he says...
  • Italian Town Printing Money for Migrants with Commie Icons

    07/15/2016 10:49:55 PM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 28 replies
    BBC ^ | July 15th, 2016 | Arlene Gregorius
    In a far corner of southern Italy, transactions in fake currency are not only accepted by local shopkeepers, they are positively encouraged. The small Calabrian town of Gioiosa Ionica, population 7,000, is currently home to a group of asylum seekers, who are given the imitation bank notes, or "tickets" as they are known, as part of a voucher system. The refugees can spend the cash on whatever they like, but only in the town, so that local businesses benefit. Rather than featuring European architectural gems, they bear the likenesses of a collection of communists and leftist leaders - Che Guevara...
  • A complacent elite is to blame for politics being turned upside down

    07/15/2016 3:04:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | July 15, 2016 | Robert Wargas
    The way we think of left and right is a relic of the Cold War. Reality is catching up I wouldn’t be the first to observe that Donald Trump never uses the words “freedom” or “liberty”. In the United States, a Republican presidential candidate who avoids those terms – someone who doesn’t gloss every speech with talk of shining cities on hills – is like a baker who doesn’t use flour. Trump also rarely talks about “left” and “right” and those movements’ foot soldiers, “liberals” and “conservatives”. Odd, isn’t it? Left and right are the defining concepts of American...
  • New AP European History framework ignores religion, snubs Churchill, whitewashes communism: REPORT

    07/15/2016 10:57:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    The College Fix ^ | June 29, 2016 | Kate Hardiman, University of Notre Dame
    The new Advanced Placement European History framework has received a makeover that eliminates religion’s influence on the development of Western Civilization, ignores Winston Churchill, whitewashes the evils of communism, and lauds the welfare state, according to David Randall with the right-of-center National Association of Scholars. […] Virtually all mention of religion in the 19th century is removed, and several key figures such as Christopher Columbus and Winston Churchill are not mentioned in the College Board’s framework, Randall said. […] The College Board’s new AP European History examination, which debuted last year, “turns Europe’s history into a foreshortened, neo-Marxist, generic narrative...
  • Bored Bernie Endorses Hillary

    07/13/2016 10:17:29 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/13/16 | Matthew Vadum
    The Vermont senator ends his campaign -- after pushing Democrats even farther to the Left After extracting major policy concessions from Democrats, Marxist grandstander Bernie Sanders finally ended his primary campaign and endorsed his rival Hillary Clinton for the presidency. The endorsement, which New York Times columnist Andrew Rosenthal promptly labeled “uninspiring,” sounded perfunctory.
  • Unconstitutional Convention

    07/11/2016 8:59:03 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/11/16 | Ed Wood
    Mark Levin and others are pressuring the state legislatures to call for a "Constitutional Convention," or "Convention of States," or "Assembly of States." Doesn't matter which name you use, it's all the same thing. It is an effort not to amend our Constitution, but to change it significantly, or to replace it entirely. Here's how: The authorization for amending or changing the Constitution of the United States is found in Article V of the US Constitution. It is very short. Only one sentence. In fact, only the first two lines of that sentence are important, because in them, the Founding...
  • Che Guevara the Failure and Fraud Exposed at YAF Seminar

    07/11/2016 7:55:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    Next week the YAF (Young America’s Foundation) kicks off their rollicking Road to Freedom seminars at their headquarters in Virginia. Attendees “will be introduced to works of intellectual leaders such as—Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, Ludwig Von Mises, among others—who influenced President Reagan and the largest peacetime expansion of the economy in American history.”In addition to this invaluable instruction (or reminder) of the historic role of free-markets with human freedom and of socialism with slavery, this year’s event will feature a methodical, merciless (and hilarious) “deconstruction” of the world’s top symbol of socialism: Che Guevara. In keeping with the “deconstructor’s” traditional...
  • Police may change tactics at protests after Dallas shooting (From hugs back to flash bangs)

    07/10/2016 8:23:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 10, 2016 | The Associated Press
    MINNEAPOLIS – In the wake of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, where authorities were criticized for what some called heavy-handed tactics against demonstrators, many departments took a more restrained approach. Now, after the shooting deaths of five officers at a Dallas protest decrying last week's police killings of two more black men, some experts are suggesting it's possible the pendulum could swing from hugs back to flash-bang grenades and mass arrests....
  • Venezuela’s democratic façade has completely crumbled (Hugo Chavez's Long Con)

    07/10/2016 6:14:45 AM PDT · by doghorse · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/1/16 | Moisés Naim and Francisco Toro
    Not long ago, the regime that Hugo Chávez founded was an object of fascination for progressives worldwide, attracting its share of another-world-is-possible solidarity activists. Today, as the country sinks deeper into the Western Hemisphere’s most intractable political and economic crisis, the time has come to ask some hard questions about how this regime — so obviously thuggish in hindsight — could have conned so many international observers for so long.
  • “Those who lived under communism understand exactly what just happened”

    07/06/2016 10:27:30 AM PDT · by OddLane · 53 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | William Jacobsen
    There are a lot of details on why this was a miscarriage of justice. The best starting place is Andy McCarthy’s column at National Review, FBI Rewrites Federal Law to Let Hillary Off the Hook. But those are mere details. Important details, critical details, details worth writing about — but not the big picture. Noah Rothman at Commentary wrote: No amount of cynicism could have prepared Americans for what they witnessed on Tuesday morning, and 2016 has not been short on cynicism. Getting closer. The best truly big picture view I saw was from Karol Markowicz, a columnist for the...
  • Bezmenov on demoralization in America (video )

    07/07/2016 5:58:54 PM PDT · by sushiman · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/17/2007 | nanakosakura
    5 minutes long ...worth a listen , or even a 2nd listen if you have , as I have , heard it before .
  • Islam Is the Problem

    07/07/2016 2:09:18 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 42 replies
    Cascade Free Zone ^ | 07/07/16 | Xero Xero
    The West is failing in our conflict with Islam because we fail to acknowledge that Islam, itself, is the problem. Not hyphenated Islam, not merely the familiar terms used by many writers like Islamic-Terrorism, or Islamic-Fundamentalism, but ISLAM, Islam itself. Full stop. That's not something that most people are comfortable with saying or even thinking, because (in the West) it seems to run counter to some core beliefs, and reminds us of seemingly similar formulations that have terrible dark history associated with them. However, these impressions, upon further examination, are incorrect. The formulation "Islam is the problem", or even does...
  • FReeper Gun Club Monthly (Article - The Curse of Communism and the Definition of a Peaceful Gun)

    07/01/2016 1:40:24 PM PDT · by conservativeimage.com · 7 replies
    FReeper Display of Arms and Bearers | 7/1/2016 | self - Red Fox
    Established December 2015, FReeper Display of Arms and Bearers is a monthly online protest against government mismanagement, tyranny and violence. Visit your local shooting range once a month and upload pictures and videos of your defense training here to deter predators and disarm pacifists. Organize with other FReepers to prep for SHTF. Please see participation guidelines below. The curse of communism: "A demon. A demon! We will turn you into a demon too." Communism is identity theft. It functions by stripping one of their identity and stamping out their individuality. The communist robs you of the willpower to perceive and...
  • Chinese Catholics puzzled by Bishop Ma's reversal, leery of Vatican stand

    06/30/2016 6:29:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Catholic Culture ^ | June 30, 2016
    Chinese Catholics continue to question the reversal of Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin of Shanghai, who has indicated his support for the government-backed Catholic Patriotic Association, after serving four years of house arrest for publically renouncing his membership in the same group. Cardinal Joseph Zen, the retired Bishop of Hong Kong, has questioned whether Bishop Ma's reversal can be taken seriously. Other Chinese Church officials have said that he made his new statement under pressure. Father Gianni Criveller of the Pontifical Missions observes: "I believe that the question of whether Bishop Ma has written the article or not is misleading, because...
  • Lee on lack of Trump endorsement: 'He accused my best friend's father of conspiring to kill JFK'

    06/30/2016 11:42:52 AM PDT · by freedomcrusader · 137 replies
    CNN ^ | 2016-06-30 | David Wright
    Sen. Mike Lee on Wednesday cited Donald Trump's use of a baseless tabloid report that Ted Cruz's father helped conspire to kill President John F. Kennedy as a reason he has yet to endorse the presumptive Republican nominee in a heated exchange.
  • Russian FSB guard attacked U.S. diplomat outside Moscow embassy

    06/29/2016 10:09:11 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jun 29, 2016 | Josh Rogin
    In the early morning of June 6, a uniformed Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) guard stationed outside the U.S. Embassy in Moscow attacked and beat up a U.S. diplomat who was trying to enter the compound, according to four U.S. officials who were briefed on the incident.
  • EU Army on way? EU cannot rely on NATO and needs new defence policy says Brussels chief

    06/29/2016 9:15:11 AM PDT · by broken_arrow1 · 30 replies
    Express ^ | Jun 29, 2016 | Tom Batchelor
    The European Union cannot rely on NATO to protect its member states from external threats and must develop a policy of collective defence that allows it to "act autonomously if and when necessary". EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini's Global Strategy document states that "as Europeans we must take greater responsibility for our security". The white paper, seen by Politico, adds: "While NATO exists to defend its members — most of which are European — from external attack, Europeans must be better equipped, trained and organised to contribute decisively to such collective efforts, as well as to act autonomously if...
  • Has Britain avoided a ‘European superstate’? It means members give up armies and economic power.

    06/27/2016 5:22:43 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 6/27/2016 | JOSEPH CURTIS
    Plans for 'a closer European Union' have been branded an attempt to create a 'European superstate'. Germany's foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault today presented a proposal for closer EU integration based on three key areas - internal and external security, the migrant crisis, and economic cooperation. But the plans have been described as an 'ultimatum' in Poland, with claims it would mean countries transfer their armies, economic systems and border controls to the EU. Zaoralek added that the four eastern members had reservations about the proposed common security policy. Eastern members have become increasingly jittery...
  • 26 of the Democrats Who Participated in the Gun Control Sit-In Own Guns

    06/23/2016 7:41:35 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 31 replies
    The controversial sit-in included 26 Democratic lawmakers who themselves own guns, Heat Street learned after examining 2013 USA Today data on congressional firearms ownership. The participants also included 12 more Democrats in Congress who either didn’t respond to USA Today’s gun survey or declined to say whether or not they possessed a firearm.
  • Senators roll out bipartisan gun proposal

    06/21/2016 12:03:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 21, 2016 | Jordain Carney
    Senators on Tuesday rolled out a bipartisan bill aimed at stopping suspected terrorists from buying a gun, as lawmakers try to overcome a stalemate on the issue. "Essentially we believe that if you are too dangerous to fly on an airplane, you are too dangerous to buy a gun," Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) told reporters. The legislation would allow the attorney general to block the sale of a gun if an individual is on the "no-fly" list or the so-called "selectee" list, which requires additional screening at an airport. Collins said the two lists affect approximately 109,000 people, most...
  • Time to declare independence from liberalism

    06/20/2016 10:22:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/20/16 | Rolf Yungclas
    While the French were fighting for what turned out to be a false equality through government control, Americans were fighting to obtain and hold on to unrestricted opportunity and freedom from government control To today’s liberal leftists, equality means taking from those who have abundance and transferring it to those in lack. But it fails to factor in the economic consequences of this transfer of wealth. The abundance they are drawing from begins to shrink as economic development is stifled by government policies. Communism and socialism promise equality but bring equality of poverty except for a privileged government bureaucracy and...
  • Venezuelans Ransack Stores as Hunger Grips the Nation

    06/19/2016 5:15:18 PM PDT · by grundle · 103 replies
    New York Times ^ | JUNE 19, 2016 | NICHOLAS CASEY
    A staggering 87 percent of Venezuelans say they do not have money to buy enough food, the most recent assessment of living standards by Simón Bolívar University found. About 72 percent of monthly wages are being spent just to buy food, according to the Center for Documentation and Social Analysis, a research group associated with the Venezuelan Teachers Federation. In April, it found that a family would need the equivalent of 16 minimum-wage salaries to properly feed itself. Ask people in this city when the last time they ate a meal, and many will respond that it was not today....
  • How Saint John Paul II Conquered Communism

    06/16/2016 1:40:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | June 16, 2016 | Filip Mazurczak
    The documentary "Liberating a Continent" is a subtly provocative refutation of what our secularized elites believe about what truly drives history and how Christianity impacts the world. Next month, the Catholic world’s eyes will for one week focus on Poland, as millions of pilgrims will celebrate World Youth Day with Pope Francis. This is the perfect time to get to know the country’s Catholic heritage. The many contributions of Poland and its native son Pope St. John Paul II include unleashing a revolution of the spirit that showed that the Soviet empire was based on an anthropological lie. This story...
  • The Vendee Massacre: Europe's forgotten Shoah

    06/15/2016 4:51:27 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 36 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Mainestategop
    An awesome documentary on the Vendee uprising and the massacre of catholics in France in the French Revolution The Vendee is a taboo in France. It is nearly forgotten but thankfully isn't. In 1793, after the execution of Louis XVI, Catholic Farmers in the Vendee region of France revolted against the newly formed godless republic headed by Robbspierre. The response by the newly created republic was monstrous. Over Half a milllion people, men women children and elderly were put to death by the government for opposing it and for promoting Catholic faith. Very few acknowledged its existence, John Paul II...
  • Obama Invites Top Communist Military-Intelligence Officials to Inspect Vital

    06/13/2016 6:57:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    In 2001 a group of Castroite spies in south Florida known as the Wasp Network were convicted of charges ranging from espionage to conspiracy to commit murder (of U.S. citizens.) They were sentenced to terms ranging from 15 years to two life sentences. According to the FBI’s affidavit, the charges against these KGB-trained Communist spies included: • Compiling the names, home addresses, and medical files of the U.S. Southern Command’s top officers and that of hundreds of officers stationed at Boca Chica Naval Station in Key West.• Infiltrating the headquarters of the U.S. Southern Command.This past April, on Obama’s orders,...
  • How God Used Hollywood to Topple a Tyrant

    06/12/2016 2:07:40 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 9 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | June 12, 2016 | JP
    In his latest Facebook post, the two-time Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks urges his legion of fans to see the documentary film “Chuck Norris vs. Communism.” Directed by Ilinca Calugareanu, the film is set in 1980s Romania, under the rule of the notorious Nicolae Ceausescu. It is a testament, Hanks suggested, of “The power of film! To change the world.” Well, film played a role in the transformation of Romania from the communist state it was during Ceausescu’s 22-year reign of repression to the free, democratic society it is today. But it was the power of God that toppled Ceausescu’s...
  • DEMOCRAT LEGISLATORS ORDERED TO STEER CLEAR OF SOCIALIZED MEDICINE HEALTH CARE DEBATE

    06/10/2016 6:40:38 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 27 replies
    Compass Colorado ^ | 9 Jun, 2016
    DENVER — A Colorado state representative and candidate for the state Senate recently revealed to The Denver Post that she and her colleagues are under strict orders not to take a public stance on the increasingly contentious debate on Amendment 69, the socialized medicine ballot measure that would double the state’s budget and drastically increase taxes. Rep. Lois Court, D-Denver, a candidate for Senate District 31, recently participated in The Denver Post’s Voter Guide, a biannual question-and-answer platform that the newspaper offers to all candidates running for state and federal offices in Colorado. In her answers, Court revealed a stunning...
  • Venezuela trying to solve food shortages by having party loyalists control distribution

    06/10/2016 8:49:23 AM PDT · by SSS Two · 52 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | June 10, 2016 | By Franz von Bergen
    CARACAS, VENEZUELA – Venezuela’s most recent initiative to deal with the widespread food shortages? Some 9,000 “committees” across the country made up of government loyalists are now directly handling the distribution of whatever groceries are still available. Under the new provision, the selected members of the committees (known as CLAP for its Spanish acronym) are authorized to take truckloads of some food products from supermarkets, warehouses or state-run companies and distribute them directly to families – which have previously been “surveyed” by such committees.
  • Venezuela’s New Food Distribution System Could Be Used As Punishment

    06/09/2016 10:47:24 AM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | June 9, 2016 | Karla Zabludovsky
    MEXICO CITY, Mexico — A recently launched government-controlled, home-delivery food distribution system in Venezuela has further riled the restive country, prompting fears that the state may withhold basic items from those who do not support it. The new system, known as Local Supply and Production Committees, or CLAP in Spanish, is meant to reduce hours-long lines outside of supermarkets. Lines, lootings and black market sales of everything from diapers to cooking oil have grown as shortages of basic commodities in the country have worsened in recent months.
  • The Ugly in Christianity

    06/09/2016 6:06:09 AM PDT · by detective · 54 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Hillary Ferguson
    For many, there is a deep-seated political hatred, racism, and bigotry hidden behind the guise of Christianity. And I’m tired of keeping quiet. As a person born into it, baptized into it—I went every Sunday morning and every Sunday night, and if my mother finished worked early enough, I even went on Wednesday evenings—I should know. I’m not typically one to get into social media arguments or spend hours discussing political and religious discourse on a Facebook strand, but recently, one woman drove me to the point of no return. Of course, it began with: Trump vs No Trump. As...
  • OHP Uses New Device To Seize Money Used During The Commission Of A Crime (seizes bank account)

    06/08/2016 3:44:45 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 21 replies
    OKLAHOMA CITY - You may have heard of civil asset forfeiture. That's where police can seize your property and cash without first proving you committed a crime; without a warrant and without arresting you, as long as they suspect that your property is somehow tied to a crime. Now, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol has a device that also allows them to seize money in your bank account or on prepaid cards.
  • Communist Goals cited in 1958

    06/06/2016 7:56:16 AM PDT · by DH · 10 replies
    Book: THE NAKED COMMUNIST ^ | 1958 | Cleon Skoussen
    Long Term Goals of the Communist Agenda In 1958, Cleon Skoussen, former FBI agent, revealed in his book, THE NAKED COMMUNIST, the long term goals of the communist agenda. This information is also contained not only in the Congressional Record (August 1963), but also in the Communist Manifesto itself. For the sake of brevity, only a few of those goals are listed here: 1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war. 2. Develop the illusion that total disarmament by the U.S. would be a demonstration of moral strength. 3. Permit free trade between all nations regardless...
  • The White Entitlement of Some Sanders Supporters (barf alert)

    06/05/2016 12:36:01 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 4 Jun, 2016 | Barrett Holmes Pitner
    “Killary Clinton is stealing the nomination and the system is rigged against Bernie Sanders,” said the two young white guys standing behind me in line. They rambled incessantly about how she was cheating and could not be trusted. Superdelegates were their greatest frustration. Unelected delegates who could “decide” the nomination proved that the process was a sham that was intentionally set up to prevent Sanders from winning. At first I tried to ignore the conversation and thought they were Trump supporters (“Killary” is usually a right-wing thing). But once it became clear that these guys were Sanders supporters, I had...
  • Communist Party Leader Voted for Sanders, Will Back Clinton

    05/31/2016 1:01:26 PM PDT · by notscj · 24 replies
    The leader of America's most prominent communist party credits Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders with helping usher socialism into the political mainstream, but says it's essential to back Hillary Clinton if she defeats Sanders in the Democratic presidential primary. John Bachtell, national chairman of the Communist Party USA, says he cast a ballot for Sanders in the Illinois primary in March, but that the self-styled democratic socialist's loyal backers should temper their criticism of Clinton as a warmongering Wall Street puppet. "The most important thing is keeping our eye on this extreme right-wing danger and really hoping that all political organizations...
  • Is This the West’s Weimar Moment?

    05/31/2016 8:06:01 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 5/31/2016 | Jochen Bittner
    Hamburg, Germany — WE Germans can never escape the trauma of our recent history. That has rarely been clearer than today, as we look around our Continent and across the Atlantic. There are almost too many differences to mention between what happened in the 1930s over here and what is going on today. And it goes without saying that Donald J. Trump and Austria’s Norbert Hofer are not Adolf Hitler. Still, Germany’s slide into a popular embrace of authoritarianism in the 1930s offers a frame for understanding how liberal democracies can suddenly turn toward anti-liberalism. Setting aside debate about whether...
  • In the heat of the sun: How Mao’s call for “disorder under heaven” tore China asunder

    05/31/2016 6:49:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Economist ^ | May 14, 2016
    The Cultural Revolution: A People’s History 1962-1976. By Frank Dikötter. Bloomsbury; 382 pages; $32 and Ł25. The Cowshed. By Ji Xianlin. Introduction by Zha Jianying. New York Review of Books; 188 pages; $24.95 and Ł14.99. FIFTY years ago the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, as it was officially known, plunged China into Maoist madness. It left well over 1m people dead and wrecked the lives of many millions of others. It was Mao Zedong, then 72, who launched the “red terror”, as young participants proudly called it, partly to purge the party of officials who were sceptical about his radical policies....
  • Beyond the Tourist Façade Are Cuba’s Victims of Communist

    05/28/2016 6:51:08 AM PDT · by fella · 4 replies
    panampost ^ | 27 may 2016 | guest contributor
    By Jonas Sundgaard Havana’s roads received a new layer of asphalt along the beautiful Prado Boulevard and the colorful buildings in Old Havana were shining brighter than ever prior to Barack Obama’s visit to Cuba. The decay and poverty in the city, however, is too prevalent and pervasive to be hidden by a quick make-over in honor of the first visit by a US president in 88 years. Cuba offers exotic beaches, magnificently colored American vintage cars from the 1950’s, joyous salsa rhythms and iconic cigars. But this is largely a façade, behind which lies a very different reality. During...
  • Venezuela Drifts Into New Territory: Hunger, Blackouts and Government Shutdown

    05/28/2016 7:18:58 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 67 replies
    NYT ^ | 5-28-16 | NICHOLAS CASEY and PATRICIA TORRES
    The courts? Closed most days. The bureau to start a business? Same thing. The public defender’s office? That’s been converted into a food bank for government employees. Step by step, Venezuela has been shutting down. This country has long been accustomed to painful shortages, even of basic foods. But Venezuela keeps drifting further into uncharted territory. In recent weeks, the government has taken what may be one of the most desperate measures ever by a country to save electricity: A shutdown of many of its offices for all but two half-days each week. But that is only the start of...
  • CPUSA Pledges to Support Democrat for President [semi-satire]

    05/25/2016 12:36:43 PM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 May 2016 | John Semmens
    The Communist Party of the United States (CPUSA) has enthusiastically endorsed "comrade Bernie Sanders as the progressive choice to complete the socialist revolution in America," but pledged its "support for whoever emerges with the Democratic Party's presidential nomination." John Bachtell, national chair of the CPUSA expressed his "pleasure with the progressive evolution of the Democratic Party. The Communist agenda has been totally absorbed by this mainstream Party. President Obama has taken this country further down the road than we could ever have hoped to do on our own. Although Bernie has been a long-time member of the revolutionary movement, Secretary...
  • A Letter to a Bernie-or-Bust Voter, I get it. I was just like you once

    05/24/2016 1:43:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Slate Magazine ^ | May 23, 2016 | By Darby Saxbe
    In the year 2000, fresh out of college, I cast my second-ever presidential election vote for Ralph Nader. Now, 16 years later, I look back on my young, Nader-voting self and see plenty of parallels with the college students who are feeling the Bern. Hillary Clinton is a wonkish, often uninspiring candidate, just as Al Gore was. And Bernie, as Nader did, promises to dial back the influence of big-money corporate donors and bring about real change. He even has Bill Murray, Michael Moore, Susan Sarandon, and Eddie Vedder on his side. But if Bernie splinters the left and erodes...
  • Price of corn flour in Venezuela soars 900 percent

    05/24/2016 9:03:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    AFP ^ | May 24, 2016 | Staff
    Venezuelans on Tuesday woke up to discover that the government-controlled price of corn flour -- used to make corn patty arepas, a staple of local cuisine -- has risen 900 percent. The socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro had kept the price of corn flour frozen for 15 months at 19 bolivares a kilogram (two pounds).
  • Imagine No Possessions, Imagine Venezuela

    05/23/2016 4:36:47 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 34 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 20, 2016 | Robert Tracinski
    About the same time I was listening to those girls sing “Imagine,” this item came across my news feed: By morning, three newborns were already dead. The day had begun with the usual hazards: chronic shortages of antibiotics, intravenous solutions, even food. Then a blackout swept over the city, shutting down the respirators in the maternity ward. Doctors kept ailing infants alive by pumping air into their lungs by hand for hours. By nightfall, four more newborns had died. “The death of a baby is our daily bread,” said Dr. Osleidy Camejo, a surgeon in the nation’s capital, Caracas, referring...
  • Production of Coke halted in Venezuela for lack of sugar

    05/23/2016 3:32:18 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 41 replies
    May 23 (Reuters) - The Venezuelan bottler of Coca-Cola has halted production of sugar-sweetened beverage due to a lack of sugar, a Coca-Cola Co spokeswoman said on Monday. Venezuela is in the midst of a deep recession, and spontaneous demonstrations and looting have become more common amid worsening food shortages, frequent power cuts and the world's highest inflation.
  • Albani’s Escape from Communism and His Free Life in America

    05/23/2016 8:36:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/23/16 | Dr. ileana Johnson Paugh
    Part II: The Flight from Romania to Paris “A year later I went back to the country and stole my wife. Nobody knew I was coming.” Albani had no idea what happened to the unassembled submarine he had abandoned when he escaped to France and never returned. He had sent drawings to each factory to manufacture the parts. The authorities had no idea what he was going to make with all these separate sections; some of them were conical, like a piece of pipe, with flanges and bolts; they looked like something designed by an idiot who did not know...
  • United States to remain world’s Number 1 power ‘for a fairly long time’: Beijing

    05/21/2016 8:56:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Saturday, 21 May, 2016, 2:01am | Laura Zhou
    The United States will remain the world’s leading power for a long time, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday, but he stressed global affairs should not be dominated by one country. Wang made the remarks during an interview with the Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera, ahead of the seventh ministerial conference of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum in Doha last week, and the transcript of the interview was released on Thursday night. When asked whether China, the world’s second largest economy, had prepared to replace a declining US as global leader, Wang replied “from what we know about the country,...
  • Conflict analyst: EU would have ‘second most powerful military on Earth’

    05/21/2016 10:44:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    EurActiv ^ | May 20, 2016 | Catalina Guerrero, euroefe.es | Translated by Samuel Morgan
    The EU would have “the second most powerful military” in the world if its members pooled its resources, insisted the co-director of the Institute of Studies on Conflict and Humanitarian Action in an interview with EurActiv Spain. “If we added the capabilities we have in the EU together, we would automatically become the second most powerful military force on Earth and the reason we aren’t is because there is no political will. This is because each national government would rather be the head of a mouse rather than the tail of a lion,” said Jesús Núńez, a conflict analyst. …
  • VIDEO: Debunking Karl Marx And Bernie Voters. THOROUGHLY!

    05/19/2016 6:59:29 AM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 9 replies
    This video was a looooong time coming. It seems almost daily some leftist troll is espousing the wonders of socialism. Usually from a device which was created through capitalism. Yes, we’re looking at you SJW hipster, Bernie Sanders supporters, tweeting about how horrible the free market is from your iPhone. Most startling is that this video in support of Karl Marx has seen a resurgence in no small part, due to Bernie voters. No really, peep the comments. So it required a rebuttal. We’ve done so in video format, so you don’t have to read any more words. #Caring. VIDEO...
  • Google Honors Activist Yuri Kochiyama On 95th Birthday [Another Marxist]

    05/19/2016 6:24:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 19, 2016 | Traci G. Lee
    On what would have been her 95th birthday, Google is recognizing late activist Yuri Kochiyama with one of its most visible honors: a Google Doodle on the search engine's homepage.
  • Venezuela’s Hunger Is No Game

    05/18/2016 4:46:45 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 23 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 8, 2016 | Mary Anastasia O’Grady
    In his craving for power, the late Hugo Chávez pledged to redistribute Venezuela’s wealth to the poor masses. The god-father of “21st-century socialism” seems to have been unaware that the resources he promised to shower on his people had to first be produced. Fifteen years into the Bolivarian revolution, Venezuela is facing dire food shortages. Among the many stupidities that socialism promotes is the idea that by imposing price controls and forbidding profits, government can make food both cheap and widely available. The opposite is true, and Venezuela proves the rule.