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  • Obama boasts: “I’m surprised how much money I got”

    07/19/2018 9:43:49 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 46 replies
    World Socialist Web Site ^ | 7/19/2018 | Barry Grey
    The corporate media has overwhelmingly praised Barack Obama’s speech in Johannesburg on Tuesday at an event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, calling it an “impassioned” defense of democracy, tolerance, equality and the liberal capitalist world order established after World War II. The reports have singled out Obama’s muted and indirect criticisms of Donald Trump’s “strongman politics” and the “utter loss of shame among political leaders” who are “caught in a lie and just double down and lie some more.” No notice is being taken in the press reports of two points in the rambling, 90-minute...
  • Vigil in Honour of the Holy Royal Passion Bearers of Russia Murdered 100 Years Ago This Night

    07/16/2018 6:34:13 PM PDT · by NRx · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 07-16-2018 | Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St John the Baptist
    Full service of Vespers and Vigil for the Holy Royal Passion Bearers Tsar Nicholas II, Empress Alexandra, the Grand Duchesses Olga, Maria, Tatiana, Anastasia and the Tsarevitch Alexei who, along with their faithful retainers, were butchered this night 100 years ago by the Communists. (English & Slavonic appx 2.5 hrs)
  • Was John Brennan's 1976 Communist Party presidential vote a mere protest?

    07/16/2018 5:42:20 PM PDT · by drpix · 33 replies
    Multiple ^ | 7/16/2018 | --------------
    "He was born in North Bergen, New Jersey. He attended the Immaculate Heart of Mary Elementary School, and graduated from Saint Joseph of the Palisades High School in West New York, New Jersey before enrolling at Fordham University in New York City." "While riding a bus to class at Fordham, he saw an ad in The New York Times that said the CIA was recruiting, and he felt a CIA career would be a good match for his "wanderlust" and his desire to do public service. His studies included a junior year abroad learning Arabic and taking Middle Eastern studies...
  • Over in a Barrel, Democrats Hurtle Toward the Rocks Below

    07/13/2018 8:45:17 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 23 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 12 Jul, 2018 | Michael Walsh
    A few months ago, the Democrat-Media Complex was brimming with bravado: this fall’s congressional elections, the story went, were sure to rebuke the gauche interloper Donald Trump and swamp him and his minions in a giant “Blue Wave” that would restore Democrats’ control of the legislative branch, launch impeachment proceedings in the House, convict him in the Senate, and drive him from office as the wronged Dowager Empress of Chappaqua resumed her rightful place in the People’s House. Et voila! The restoration of the old order and a new tsunami of “progressive” regulations would ensure nothing like Trump would ever...
  • China: US ‘selfish’ about intellectual property rights

    07/13/2018 6:48:23 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 43 replies
    President Trump’s administration has a “selfish” attitude toward intellectual property rights, a Chinese diplomat said Friday amid the White House's crackdown on IP theft. “No one has the monopoly over the application of IPR to promote social and economic development,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters. “Innovation and IPR shall be harnessed for the progress and benefit of all mankind, instead of being reduced to a tool used by the U.S. to suppress others' development and serve its selfish interests.”
  • Feud erupts between Dem socialist Ocasio-Cortez and defeated Rep. Joe Crowley

    07/13/2018 12:02:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/12/18 | Alex Pappas
    So much for Democrats coming together in New York’s 14th congressional district. A feud erupted Thursday on Twitter between Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and outgoing Democratic Rep. Joseph Crowley -- the longtime congressman Ocasio-Cortez shockingly defeated in New York’s primaries last month. The victor claimed the incumbent is now mounting a third-party bid. “.@repjoecrowley stated on live TV that he would absolutely support my candidacy,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Thursday. “Instead, he’s stood me up for all 3 scheduled concession calls.” The 28-year-old progressive Democrat added: “Now, he’s mounting a 3rd party challenge against me and the Democratic Party- and against the...
  • How a Brand-New Executive Order Could Seat Judges Who Are Eager to Deport People

    07/12/2018 6:07:38 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 18 replies
    Rewire.news ^ | July 11, 2018 | Lisa Needham
    The Trump administration on Tuesday issued an executive order on the seemingly mundane topic of administrative law judges (ALJs) and “competitive service selection.” ... ALJs provide judicial services in the administrative law setting. They oversee proceedings that range from informal hearings to full trials, but their jurisdiction is limited to the agency to which they’re attached...Currently, ALJs are selected via what is known as the competitive examination and service selection procedures. In a competitive hiring setting, applicants must prove they are the best candidate for the job, and the jobs are open to everyone who meets the minimum qualifications. There...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Calls Divine Wrath Upon Sandinista Thugs

    07/11/2018 7:25:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | July 11, 2018 | Tancred
    Pope responds to an attack by Sandinista troops against the nuncio and bishops in Nicaragua - Edit: the Church is no stranger to hostility from the Communist Sandanista regime. And none of the news stories I see are covering the Communism angle and the apparent end of the romance. Managua (kath.net) On Monday, in Nicaragua, in an attack by pro-government thugs on the Cardinal of Managua, the apostolic nuncio and several bishops, including Managua suffragan bishop Silvio Baez, were injured. Demonstrators against dictator Ortega and his wife's government, who were attacked by Sandinista paramilitary groups, retreated to the Basilica of...
  • Former detainees recount abuse in Chinese re-education centres

    07/11/2018 11:24:43 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 10 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | July 3, 2018 | Nathan VanderKlippe
    ‘It is about Xi as the leader of the world’: Former detainees recount abuse in Chinese re-education centres Authorities in China’s far western Xinjiang province have made loyalty to President Xi Jinping a central part of an extensive political re-education campaign that requires detainees to swear allegiance to the Communist Party while forswearing a Muslim faith that they are told to repeat is “stupid.”Large numbers – researchers estimate the total in the hundreds of thousands – of people have been placed in Chinese facilities known as re-education centres, where they are forcibly indoctrinated. Many of those detained are Muslim Uyghurs...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis phones Gianni Vattimo, philosopher of “weak thought”

    07/10/2018 12:36:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | July 9, 2018 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Pope Francis phones Gianni Vattimo, philosopher of “weak thought” Posted on 9 July 2018 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf I saw the strangest story at La Stampa.From Italian: Pope Francis phones Gianni Vattimo, philosopher of “weak thought”The Italian scholar sends a copy of his last book to Francis who calls to thank him.  A a short and pleasing conversation about the Church and philosophy: “With this Pope I am not ashamed to call myself Catholic”. Perhaps someone will translate the whole thing.This seems so very strange to me.  It leaves me a little confused, frankly.   I’ve written about this guy back...
  • Is Cuba abusing its overseas workers? A Tampa dissident takes Cuba to court

    07/09/2018 8:28:05 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 11 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 7/9/18 | Paul Guzzo
    Raul Risco was once loyal to Cuba’s socialist cause... Then 18 years ago, disillusioned with socialism...Risco became a vocal dissident... This ...landed him in a Cuban prison 300 times, for a total of five years... Risco sought asylum and moved with his family to Tampa 11 months ago... Risco... has filed a lawsuit in Havana demanding changes... His ultimate goal is to bring the case before the United Nations and its International Court of Justice. "It is important for people to hear what is going on," said Risco... The Cuban government sends about 65,000 of its citizens to work in...
  • Inside China’s Dystopian Dreams: A.I., Shame and Lots of Cameras

    07/08/2018 5:03:00 PM PDT · by Theoria · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08 July 2018 | Paul Mozur
    In the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, a police officer wearing facial recognition glasses spotted a heroin smuggler at a train station. In Qingdao, a city famous for its German colonial heritage, cameras powered by artificial intelligence helped the police snatch two dozen criminal suspects in the midst of a big annual beer festival. In Wuhu, a fugitive murder suspect was identified by a camera as he bought food from a street vendor. With millions of cameras and billions of lines of code, China is building a high-tech authoritarian future. Beijing is embracing technologies like facial recognition and artificial intelligence to...
  • Anti-communist Polish academic upstaged by his cat in interview about current political tensions

    07/08/2018 3:48:52 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 2018
    What should have been a serious interview about political tensions in Poland has become an Internet sensation after a leading academic was upstaged by his attention-seeking cat . Dr Jerzy Targalski, a leading Polish academic and a former anti-communist opposition activist, was giving an interview to Dutch television broadcaster NTR when his cat Lisio decided he wanted to get in on the action.
  • China eyes expanded business ties with Eastern Europe amid EU concerns

    07/06/2018 7:45:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 6, 2018 9:37 PM | Tsvetelia Tsolova
    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will offer the leaders of central and eastern Europe on Saturday expanded business ties at a summit in Sofia while seeking to reassure the EU that Beijing is not trying to divide the continent. Li, whose attendance at the seventh such “16+1” summit coincides with an escalating trade war between China and the United States, will also try to dispel growing doubts among some participants about the value of the annual meetings. China has promised billions for development projects in the region as part of its Belt and Road strategy to carve out new export markets,...
  • Here’s what ‘Democratic Socialists’ don’t want you to know about capitalism

    07/04/2018 6:51:54 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/3/2018 | Glenn Beck The Wonderful World of Stu
    Last week, 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — a self-described socialist — defeated incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in a Democratic House primary in New York City. Her win, a dramatic upset in the primary elections, was an early indicator of America’s recent turn toward socialism. Recent polls show that 36 percent of Americans between the age of 18 and 29 favor socialism over capitalism. Socialism’s stigma seems to be fading as fewer Americans remember the spectacular failure of the Soviet Union — the largest socialism experiment in history — and most are seemingly unaware of the current economic disaster in socialist Venezuela....
  • DNC chair: Ocasio-Cortez represents the 'future of our party'

    07/03/2018 3:08:53 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 126 replies
    DNC chair: Ocasio-Cortez represents the 'future of our party' By Aris Folley - 07/03/18 04:35 PM EDT Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez said Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez represents the “future of our party” on Tuesday. "I have three kids. Two of them are daughters — one just graduated college, one who is in college. And they were both texting me about their excitement over Alexandria because she really — she represents the future of our party," Perez said on "The Bill Press Show." Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old self-proclaimed democratic socialist and organizer with Sen. Bernie Sanders's (I-Vt.) presidential campaign, rose to...
  • Democratic Socialists of America Leaders Say 'Communism Is Good'

    07/03/2018 11:21:20 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2 Jul, 2018 | Debra Heine
    Multiple Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) leaders are openly endorsing communism on social media, indicating that the already far-left organization has taken a sharp left turn. DSA has seen its ranks swell from 8,000 to over 42,000 dues-paying members since President Donald Trump was elected. In November of 2017, 15 DSA members were elected in school board, city council, alderman and other local races across the country, joining 20 other DSA members already in office. The party got a major boost last Tuesday when DSA-endorsed candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ousted 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in New York's 14th Congressional District.
  • Mexico election: Leftist Amlo (Obrador) set for Historic Landslide Victory

    07/01/2018 7:28:42 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 75 replies
    Guardian ^ | 7-1-2018 | Tom Phillips David Agren
    Exit polls show baseball-loving nationalist who counts Jeremy Corbyn as a friend is set to become new president. A baseball-loving left-wing nationalist who has vowed to crack down on corruption, rein in Mexico’s war on drugs and rule for the poor has been elected president of Latin America’s second-largest economy, exit polls suggested on Sunday night. Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a silver-haired 64-year-old who is best known as Amlo and counts Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn among his friends, was set to be elected with 49% of the vote, according to a poll conducted by the El Financiero newspaper. López Obrador’s...
  • Nancy Pelosi says socialism is not ascendant in Democratic Party

    07/01/2018 3:45:20 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 59 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 27, 2018
    In her first press conference since a self-identified socialist defeated one of her top deputies in a primary, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that socialism is not ascendant in the Democratic Party. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rocked the political world on Tuesday night when she defeated New York Rep. Joseph Crowley in a Democratic primary. Crowley, a longtime congressman who was touted as a possible successor to Pelosi, has been in office since 1999 and risen to the fourth-highest post in the Democrats' House leadership. Ocasio-Cortez is a 28-year-old member of the Democratic Socialists in America, and the political left...
  • Growing #Walkaway movement may threaten Dems

    07/01/2018 11:18:25 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1 Jul, 2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Could a gay hairdresser from New York City set off a mass exodus from the Democratic Party? A hashtag and a growing wave (not a blue one) of videos on YouTube and Facebook signal that the Democrats finally have gotten too crazy for at least some of their formerly faithful supporters. Celina Farber of the Epoch Times catalogues a growing wave of revolt against Democrats’ embrace of socialism and no borders and general insanity under the rubric of #Walkaway: Once upon a time, I was a liberal. Well, to be honest, less than a year ago, I was still a...