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  • Chevron evacuates Venezuela executives following staff arrests

    04/25/2018 9:37:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 25, 2018 | by Alexandra Ulmer, Marianna Parraga, Ernest Scheyder
    U.S. oil major Chevron Corp has evacuated executives from Venezuela after two of its workers were imprisoned over a contract dispute with state-owned oil company PDVSA, according to four sources familiar with the matter. Chevron asked other employees to avoid the facilities of its joint venture with the OPEC nation’s oil firm, the sources said. The arrests, in a raid by national intelligence officers, were the first at a foreign oil firm since Venezuela’s government launched a purge last fall that has resulted in detentions of more than 80 executives at PDVSA and business partners. The Chevron workers may face...
  • Venezuelan schools emptying as Chavez legacy under threat

    04/25/2018 6:24:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 25, 2018 | by Vivian Sequera, Francisco Aguilar
    SOCOPO, Venezuela - It is mid-morning on a weekday yet all that can be heard in the once-bustling corridors of the Orlando Garcia state primary school is the swish of palm trees outside in the wind. Nearly 3 million children are missing some or all classes in Venezuela, according to a study by universities, in a depressing knock-on from a deepening economic crisis that could cause long-lasting damage to the South American country. Venezuela has about 8 million school children in total, and free education was a cornerstone of ex-President Hugo Chavez’s 1999-2013 socialist rule of the OPEC nation. Now,...
  • The Case for Climate Reparations

    04/23/2018 6:15:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    The Sierra Club ^ | April 23, 2018 | by Jason Mark
    ... The mounting price tag of extreme weather events and the prospect of greater destruction to come have brought into focus a question that has been lurking at the edges of climate change conversations: Who should pay the costs of the death and destruction caused by human-driven global warming? The debate over climate accountability is not new. The Bali Action Plan established the idea - at least in theory - that the rich countries that have built their wealth by burning fossil fuels should help the poorer nations that are suffering disproportionate harms from a distorted atmosphere. "Climate change reparations"...
  • Parkland Student Calls For Confiscation Of All Semi-Automatic Firearms

    04/22/2018 8:01:00 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 108 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 04/22/18 | Dan Zimmerman
    Leader of the Authoritarian High School Lollipop Guild is coming for your semi-auto guns . . . On Sunday, the most recognizable far-left activist from Parkland, Florida called for the confiscation of all semi-automatic weapons from American society in the wake of a shooting in Tennessee. Reacting to the shooting at a Waffle House in Tennessee in which several people were shot, far-left activist Emma González immediately attacked the NRA and Smith & Wesson Corp. After several tweets, González called for the confiscation of all semi-automatic firearms, writing: “Removing the assault and semi-automatic weapons from our Civilian society, instituting thorough...
  • Affluent Democrats Aren’t an Obstacle to Economic Populism

    04/20/2018 6:22:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | April 20, 2018 | By Eric Levitz
    The Democratic Party has never been more reliant on the support of upper-middle-class voters than it is today. And the economic fortunes of affluent Americans - and those of the typical working-class household - have rarely been more disparate. These twin developments have inspired much commentary about the class tensions beneath Team Blue’s “big tent”. There is little doubt that it would be easier to advance radical economic reform in an America where politics was sharply polarized along class lines, and working people of all races were concentrated in a single partisan coalition. It is absolutely true that a liberal...
  • Soros in Retreat: Billionaire’s University to Move from Budapest to Vienna

    04/19/2018 6:53:14 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 4/19/2018 | Admin
    After a sustained campaign against the influence of left-wing billionaire George Soros by the Hungarian government, Soros’s Central European University has announced its plans to move from Budapest to Vienna. The Central European University (CEU) has come under fire from the Hungarian government which had previously claimed it was unfair that the institution was allowed to give out both Hungarian and U.S. diplomas while not operating a campus in the USA. Now, the university has announced that it has plans to leave Budapest and move to neighbouring Austria where a new campus will be set up, Swedish radio broadcaster Sveriges...
  • Now N.J. is looking to ban 'ghost guns'

    04/17/2018 12:47:45 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 41 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | April 17, 2018 | Brent Johnson
    Democratic state lawmakers have a new target as they aim to tighten New Jersey's already strict firearms laws: "ghost guns." A new bill that began advancing in the Democrat-controlled state Legislature on Monday would prohibit the purchase of firearm parts used to make these untraceable homemade guns. The state Senate Law and Public Safety committee approved the measure along with a package of six other Democrat-sponsored gun-control bills that continue to move closer to Gov. Phil Murphy's desk.
  • White suburbanites painted as heroes & victims

    04/17/2018 6:35:45 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 15 replies
    Oregon State ^ | 2008 | Matthew Lassiter
    During the final months of the U.S. race for the presidency, both major candidates claimed the “middle class” for their own, but what either meant by the term itself was left for voters to puzzle out. Confusion about the middle class—specifically, white suburban families—is nothing new, says Matthew Lassiter, a Research Fellow and associate professor of history at the University of Michigan. “For more than half a century, American political culture has celebrated white middle-class suburban families as the heart and soul of the nation, the hard-working, tax-paying heroes of Middle America, who safeguard traditional family values and maintain a...
  • WHITE PEOPLE IN SOUTH AFRICA SHOULD STOP PANICKING ABOUT LOSING THEIR LAND

    04/17/2018 5:05:16 AM PDT · by SJackson · 87 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 4/5/18 | BEN COUSINS
    Land reform is a key issue in South Africa, due to the long history of dispossession of indigenous populations by white settlers. Progress has been painfully slow over the past 24 years, but the question of land is now suddenly at the top of the political agenda. A major controversy erupted at the end of February following a motion adopted in parliament, tabled by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and modified by the ANC, which started the process of potentially amending the constitution to allow for the expropriation of (white-owned) land without compensation, and its subsequent redistribution (to black people.)...
  • 'My hair turned white': report lifts lid on China's forced confessions

    04/12/2018 11:18:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 12, 2018 | Staff
    China must stop airing forced confessions from human rights activists, a campaign group has said in a report that details how detainees are coerced into delivering scripted remarks. There have been at least 45 forced televised confessions in China since 2013, according to the report from Safeguard Defenders, a human rights NGO in Asia. Since Xi Jinping came to power in 2012 there has been a wholesale crackdown on civil society and dissent, leading to hundreds of arrests targeting human rights activists and the lawyers that defend them. The practice of forced confessions was especially prominent during the 1966-76 Cultural...
  • China named 'world’s top executioner' as global rate falls

    04/12/2018 11:06:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 12, 2018 | by Staff and Agencies
    China remains the “world’s top executioner” amid a decline in executions worldwide, Amnesty International has said in its annual report on capital punishment. According to the report, released on Thursday, China implemented “more death sentences than the rest of the world combined”. Amnesty believes thousands of executions and death sentences occurred in 2017 in China, where they are considered a state secret. China aside, executions worldwide dropped again in 2017, with at least 993 recorded in 23 countries – down 4% from 2016 and 39% from 2015. At least 2,591 death sentences were recorded in 53 countries in 2017 –...
  • How China's Xi Jinping is filling the 'global leadership vacuum' left by Trump [Barf]

    04/12/2018 11:03:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 12, 2018 | by Joseph Foudy
    China and the U.S. present a study in contrasts. The U.S. approach to foreign policy at present could best be characterized as shambolic, to put it mildly. In addition to record personnel turnover, the Trump administration appears internally conflicted over whether and how to: leave Syria, tear up the Iran deal, exit NAFTA, confront Russia, disarm North Korea, contain China, and support democracy abroad. Meanwhile China cautiously, but continually, expands its influence. President Xi Jinping took center stage Monday at the annual Boao forum, China's answer to Davos. He and other Chinese leaders spoke optimistically about opening China and playing...
  • Karl Marx and Cultural Marxism

    04/12/2018 9:52:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/12/18 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The curse of cultural Marxism masquerading as progressivism is picking up speed around the globe On May 5, 2018, the Marxists, sponsored by the World Workers Party, will be gearing up in New York to celebrate 200 years since the birth of their communist guru, Karl Marx, the one man whose philosophy had enabled the killing of more innocents than many global wars combined. The theme is Marx @ 200, the Class Struggle in the Age of Trump. I am not sure what class struggle they are talking about unless it is the constant hateful rhetoric coming from the left...
  • The Catholic Victims of Communism in North Korea

    04/10/2018 12:10:56 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 4 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | 2017 | Alison Basley
    By 1945, Pyongyang was known as the Jerusalem of East Asia, where 50,000 Catholics lived in peace and Catholic missionaries were overseeing a wave of conversions. The heartbreaking story of religious persecution in North Korea began during the Soviet occupation from 1945-1948 and continued with the new independent state in 1953. Today, there is only one state-controlled Catholic church in Pyongyang and there are no priests or members of a religious institute recognized by the Holy See. Francis Lee, a translator for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea, estimates that there are about 800-3,000 ‘official’ Catholics left in North Korea....
  • London Mayor Sadiq Khan targets knives as murder rate spikes "... never a reason to carry a knife"

    04/09/2018 2:45:03 AM PDT · by broken_arrow1 · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 9, 2018 | Frank Miles
    London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced a tough crackdown on knives Sunday as the city reels from a spike in stabbings that have led its number of homicides to top New York City's for two straight months. He tweeted: “No excuses: there is never a reason to carry a knife. Anyone who does will be caught, and they will feel the full force of the law.” The tweet also included an action plan to boost police power and prevent future violenceLondon has seen more than 50 homicides already in 2018. Most of the city’s murder victims have been stabbed to death,...
  • Communism at "Peace"

    04/08/2018 5:14:45 PM PDT · by Bogle · 6 replies
    Vanity ^ | April 8, 2018 | Bogle
    Here's an annual reminder... If you have a son or daughter who thinks Bush killed more people than Stalin or that socialism is better than capitalism, then please send them to the reference site "Communism at 'Peace'" ( http://communiststats.com/ ). In 2 minutes, they'll understand the insanity of unchecked liberalism. Sadly, they'll probably learn more about communism than they would learn in 16 years of tax-funded schools.
  • Jay-Z: Trump Brought Out 'Ugly Side of America That We Wanted to Believe Was Gone'

    04/06/2018 9:25:20 AM PDT · by yoe · 75 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 6, 2018 | Staff
    Jay-Z said in an interview with David Letterman that President Trump is "bringing out an ugly side of America." The rapper sat down with Letterman on Netflix, urging Americans to "talk about the N-word and ... to talk about why white men are so privileged in this country."
  • Ukraine’s Experience With A Puppet Church Prefigures Francis’s Capitulation To Communist China

    04/05/2018 7:02:41 AM PDT · by tlozo · 1 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 5, 2018 | Maureen Mullarkey
    Chinese President Xi Jinping’s regime is not the first to employ a puppet church to absorb, and finally dissolve, the genuine one. In the Ukraine of the 1920s, the so-called Living Church prefigured the Catholic Patriotic Association, a creature of the Chinese Communist Party in the 1950s. It is to this counter-church that Pope Francis bows, in effect making the Catholic Church in China a client of the CPC... Of relevance here is that the Living Church, with Soviet support, evolved rapidly into a tool of the State Political Police (GPU). It functioned within the orbit of the NKVD, an...
  • China Insists on Control of Religion, Dimming Hope of Imminent Vatican Deal (Good news)

    04/04/2018 11:24:26 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 8 replies
    NYT ^ | APRIL 3, 2018 | STEVEN LEE MYERS
    Holy Saturday Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, a government-approved church in Beijing. BEIJING — China will not allow any foreign interference in religious affairs in the country, a senior official said on Tuesday, dousing expectations of an imminent deal with the Vatican over control of the Roman Catholic Church here. “I think there is no religion in human society that is above the state,” the official, Chen Zongrong, said during a briefing on religious affairs in China, underscoring the government’s intention to maintain strict control over all religious organizations and their believers. Mr. Chen’s remarks came...
  • Pope Mourns Deaths Of ‘The Defenseless’ After Israeli Forces Kill Hamas Terrorists

    04/03/2018 3:10:33 PM PDT · by broken_arrow1 · 44 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | April 3, 2018 | Pamela Geller
    Pope Francis is among those who did not learn history and so is destined to repeat it. That, or he is just another in a long line of papal antisemites. I think it’s the latter. Hitler’s Pope, Pope Pius XII, before and during the Nazi era, assisted in the legitimization of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime in Germany, through the pursuit of a Reichskonkordat (“Concordat between the Holy See and the German Reich”) in 1933. How is this any different? Not only did the Vatican help to norm and mainstream Hitler in the early 30’s, their work with Nazis carried on...