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  • Ten Reasons Why I Am No Longer a Leftist

    11/08/2014 8:17:44 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 75 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 05 Nov 2014 | Danusha V. Goska
    How far left was I? So far left my beloved uncle was a card-carrying member of the Communist Party in a Communist country. When I returned to his Slovak village to buy him a mass card, the priest refused to sell me one. So far left that a self-identified terrorist proposed marriage to me. So far left I was a two-time Peace Corps volunteer and I have a degree from UC Berkeley. So far left that my Teamster mother used to tell anyone who would listen that she voted for Gus Hall, Communist Party chairman, for president. I wore a...
  • 86-year-old WWII veteran being sued by country club over property

    04/24/2014 10:08:27 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    FOX 4 News ^ | April 23, 2014 | Melissa Stern
    <p>OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Family members of an 86-year-old World War II veteran say he’s being harassed by a well-known golf course.</p> <p>Virgil Wesley has lived in his home since 1995. Family members say Brookridge Country Club is suing Wesley for $75,000, because they allege 60 square feet of his garage is on country club property, according to a survey.</p>
  • Three Ways the Super-Rich Suck Wealth out of the Rest of Us

    12/10/2013 2:23:07 PM PST · by Chuckster · 23 replies
    Nation of Change ^ | 9 December 2013 | Paul Buchheit
    The facts are indisputable, the conclusion painful. The wealthiest people in the U.S. and around the world have used the stock market and the deregulated financial system to lay claim to the resources that should belong to all of us. This is not a matter of productive people benefiting from their contributions to society. This is a relatively small number of people extracting massive amounts of money through the financial system for accomplishing almost nothing. 1. They've Taken $1.6 Million Per Family in New Wealth Since the Recession The richest 5 percent of American families each gained at least that...
  • Hillary Clinton stumps for global tax on rich

    09/25/2012 2:34:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/25/2012 | Jessica Stanton
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used her Monday evening keynote speech at a Clinton Global Initiative event to push for a new global initiative: a tax on the world’s rich. “One of the issues that I have been preaching about around the world is collecting taxes in an equitable manner, especially from the elites in every country,” Clinton said at the annual meeting of her husband’s global public policy organization. “It is a fact that around the world the elites of every country are making money,” Clinton continued. “There are rich people everywhere. And yet they do not contribute to...
  • (France's Socialist president François) Hollande's popularity falls slightly: poll

    06/24/2012 1:47:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:50pm EDT | (Reporting By Muriel Boselli; Editing by Myra MacDonald)
    French President François Hollande's popularity has fallen by two percentage points to 59 percent, a poll published on the Journal du Dimanche's website showed on Saturday. The survey by pollster Ipsos was conducted between June 14 and June 22, a few days before and after the second round on June 17 of France's parliamentary election, which gave a large victory to Hollande's Socialist Party. Hollande's prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault had an approval rating of 65 percent, unchanged on the previous. …
  • EDITORIAL: The Not-So-Free State (Maryland)

    05/25/2012 4:59:12 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 24, 2012 | The Washington Times
    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley signed a quarter-billion dollars’ worth of tax increases into law on Tuesday. The move is meant to keep the state’s ever-expanding budget on a path toward growth. “Growth” is the last thing the private-sector economy is going to see in the Free State. According to the latest Labor Department figures, Maryland lost 6,000 jobs in April, the largest such drop in the nation. Unless the General Assembly and the governor begin to rethink their free-spending ways, Maryland soon will be in the fiscal hole like California and Greece. Like a good Democrat, Mr. O'Malley has taken...
  • O’Malley signs hundreds of bills that will tint Maryland a deeper shade of blue

    05/23/2012 7:51:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 22, 2012 | Aaron C. Davis
    Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley signed into law a package of tax increases Tuesday targeting six-figure earners, tobacco users and companies engaged in real estate transactions to cover record spending on education. In a two-hour ceremony, it was easily the most recognizable measure O’Malley (D) signed but hardly the most popular. Rather, union members, minorities and interest groups crowded the State House to celebrate more than 200 lesser-known and often narrowly tailored bills. They passed the General Assembly with little fanfare but, taken together, will color the state’s social and political identity a slightly deeper shade of blue. The bills included...
  • Elderly couple abandons their home after address is posted on Twitter as that of George Zimmerman

    03/27/2012 9:15:10 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 94 replies
    orlandosentinel.com ^ | March 27, 2012 | Susan Jacobson
    A school-cafeteria lunch lady and her husband have received hate mail, unwanted visits from reporters and fearful inquiries from neighbors — all because their Sanford-area address is being disseminated on Twitter as belonging to Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman, her son said late Tuesday. The woman, 70, who has a heart condition, and her husband, 72, have temporarily moved to a hotel to avoid the spotlight and possible danger, said son Chip Humble of Longwood. The woman has another son named William George Zimmerman who lived with her in 1995 and still lives in Central Florida. He is no relation...
  • Pelosi on Unemployment Benefits Extension: I’d rather not pay for it

    02/06/2012 11:48:21 AM PST · by Pacothecat · 25 replies
    Pelosi: 'I Don't Want To Pay For It...Surcharge' The Rich For Doctors Visits and Unemployment Benefits http://www.breitbart.tv/pelosi-on-unemployment-benefits-extension-id-rather-not-pay-for-it/
  • Obama's Phony War on the Rich

    01/21/2012 6:06:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2012 | John C. Goodman
    Ever since the First Couple entered the White House, their social life has swirled around the very rich. Hollywood actors, pop star singers, Wall Street hedge fund managers, billionaire investors — these are the fabled "top 1 percent" in terms of income and wealth. The Obamas invite them to White House dinners. They vacation with them on Martha’s Vineyard. They party with them. They sup with them at $35,000-a-plate fundraisers. (Have these affairs ever included an auto worker? A mine worker? How about someone who is unemployed and looking for a job? What about someone who has lost his home?...
  • OWS Protesters Chant ‘Follow Those Kids!’ As Small Children Try To Go To School On Wall Street

    11/17/2011 3:50:40 PM PST · by MissesBush · 31 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 11/17/11
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — They were caught in the middle of madness. Some grade school students were forced to walk a gauntlet of screaming “Occupy Wall Street” protesters just to get to school on Thursday. It was a wild day in lower Manhattan for most everyone involved, including elementary school children who had to brave the mayhem just to get to class on the other side of Wall Street. GALLERY: Occupy Wall Street “Day Of Action” In the middle of thousands of protestors yelling and chanting — some kicking and screaming – CBS 2’s Emily Smith found little school kids...
  • (Obamanomics in Action) Eat the Old: Could Mass Cannibalism Solve a Future Food Shortage?

    10/28/2011 8:36:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    Live Science ^ | October 28, 2011 | Adam Hadhazy
    Eat the Old: Could Mass Cannibalism Solve a Future Food Shortage? The global human population is set to hit 7 billion on Oct. 31, and by century's end it will stand at 10 billion, according to the United Nations. That's a lot more mouths to feed. There's a very good chance that generating food from traditional farming and livestock practices will not be able to keep pace with this boom. What if a worldwide food shortage were to become so terribly dire that people resorted to eating . . . people? In such a dreadful event, the most-sensible first choice...
  • Eat The Rich, Why?

    10/18/2011 4:10:35 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 19 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-18-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Do they taste like burgers?
  • Matt Damon on debt limit: 'I'm so disgusted,' 'it's criminal' wealthy are not paying higher taxes

    08/03/2011 9:01:15 AM PDT · by magellan · 197 replies
    NicholasBallasy.com ^ | July 30, 2011 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Academy award-winning actor Matt Damon said he is "so disgusted" with what's happening in Washington over the debt limit, claiming that the Tea Party is "willing to drive it all off a cliff" and adding that it's "criminal" the wealthy are not paying higher taxes. "I'm so disgusted man. I mean, no, I don't know what you do in the face of that kind of intransigence. You know, so my heart does go out to the President. He is dealing with a lot," Damon said in an exclusive interview at the "Save Our Schools March" in Washington, D.C. on Saturday....
  • Eating the Rich

    04/03/2011 9:27:57 AM PDT · by thefoundersrock · 22 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 03/31/11 | Bill Whittle
    Bill Whittle looks at funding the government by taking away all corporate profits, money from those who make above $250k, etc. Eat the Rich
  • EAT THE RICH!

    04/01/2011 10:42:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/1/11 | BillWhittleChannel
    Is America really broke? Michael Moore (and others) tells us that there are oceans of cash being hoarded by the wealthy. But Iowahawk (iowahawk.typepad.com) did a little addition, and armed with these statistics Bill and the 'Hawk blow a hole in the "hoarding" lie big enough to fit a documentary filmmaker through.
  • Mad money: Why the rich are angry, and why you should worry about it

    09/27/2010 7:52:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 09/27/2010 | Ira Stoll
    The other day, in response to a hedge fund manager who asked him when he would stop whacking Wall Street like a piñata, President Obama said, "If you are making $1 billion a year after a very bad financial crisis where 8 million people lost their jobs and small businesses can't get loans, then I think that you shouldn't be feeling put upon." The same day, the New York Times published a column by Nobel laureate economist Paul Krugman under the headline "The Angry Rich and Taxes," referring to what Krugman called "belligerent sense of entitlement" among "high-income Americans, the...
  • Judge: crime victim 'invited attack by flaunting wealth'

    03/24/2010 8:41:16 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 8 replies · 526+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 23 Mar 2010 | Bruno Waterfield
    The crime victim, a businessman named only as Laurent, had been living in a suburb of Charleroi, in Belgium's depressed French-speaking southern region of Wallonia. He moved north after a series of violent attacks and robberies on his family but was taken to a local court because he had not paid back a grant to renovate his house in 1998. In 2006, his wife and children were threatened by armed raiders, who stormed his home at night and dragged him away in his pyjamas while his horrified family looked on. He was later freed and dumped on a industrial estate...
  • Voters Agree Only on Taxing The Rich To Pay for Health Care Plan

    01/04/2010 8:41:57 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 55 replies · 1,806+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | January 4, 2010
    When it comes to paying for the cost of the proposed health care reform plan, voters are okay with taxing the rich but strongly reject cuts in Medicare and excise taxes on “Cadillac” health plans provided by employers. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that those who support the health care plan overall are strongly supportive of all three approaches to paying for the program. Most of those who are opposed to the plan are also opposed to each proposed means of paying for it. Sixty-four percent (64%) of all voters favor imposing an income tax surcharge on...
  • What's with Hollywood bailout?

    03/01/2009 7:41:40 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies · 1,028+ views
    The Californian/North County Times ^ | March 1, 2009 | Rick Reiss
    FORUM: What's with Hollywood bailout? By RICK REISS - Temecula resident I have always loved the movies. Whether it's a spaghetti Western, a thriller with a hungry shark, a heroic war drama, a romantic comedy or a thought-provoking science fiction film, Hollywood has always had the ability to entertain and enlighten. Yet Hollywood is quickly wearing out its welcome. Case in point: the recently approved California state budget. This newly inked leviathan has a porky provision giving Hollywood $100 million per year in tax incentives. No ---- that is not a mistake. $100 million ---- per year for five years....