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  • The Party of Snobbish Elites

    01/08/2015 2:22:01 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/8/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    A gentrified cocoon of progressive privilege has cost Democrats the middle class. Democrats for over a century were associated with the American middle class. Working-class voters once believed that Democratic-inspired intervention into the economy — minimum-wage laws, overtime pay, Social Security, Medicare, workers’ compensation — protected their interests better than unfettered free-market capitalism. Republicans often had trouble selling the argument that an unleashed economy and new technology would relegate poverty to a relative, not absolute, condition — something like suffering with a cheap, outdated iPhone 4 while the better-off could afford an iPhone 6. Why, then, have Democrats lost the...
  • Obama Orders Agencies to Recruit Volunteers

    07/19/2013 4:35:31 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 84 replies
    Government Executive ^ | 19 July 13 | Eric Katz
    <p>President Obama is calling on federal agencies to use volunteers to accomplish their tasks as part of a larger effort to boost community service throughout the country.</p> <p>The White House issued an executive order Friday -- Expanding National Service through Partnerships to Advance Government Priorities -- to establish a task force charged with improving national service and volunteering. The initiative seeks to align the American people’s commitment to service with the missions of federal agencies.</p>
  • Video of Person of Interest in L.A. Arson Spree Released

    01/01/2012 9:07:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 54 replies ^ | 1/1/12 | KTLA News
    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KTLA) -- Police have released surveillance video of a person of interest believed to be connected to the recent rash of car fires in and around the Hollywood area. LAPD officials said Sunday that they would like to question a suspect described as an older white male with a receding hairline and shoulder-length ponytail. He was caught on tape, wearing a full black outfit, leaving the scene of a car fire Saturday night inside the parking structure at the Hollywood and Highland complex.
  • Want to Play Feudalism See what the Future might be like?

    02/16/2011 5:33:01 PM PST · by restornu · 1 replies
    Want to Play Feudalism See what the Future will be like? Maybe some Progressives aka feudal groupies will wake up and realize they to are also on the menu....
  • The Jubilee Laws

    01/26/2011 8:47:05 AM PST · by GarthVader · 6 replies
    Holistic Politics ^ | January 2011 | Carl Milsted
    “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land and unto all the inhabitants thereof.” These are the words inscribed on the Liberty Bell. Today they ring like feel good fluff to commemorate a nation liberated from a far away king, but that was not their original purpose, nor was it the reason they were inscribed on the bell. The words come from Chapter 25 of Leviticus. It behooves all who love liberty to read this chapter carefully, for it contains the keys to make liberty work for centuries at a time, to prevent the descent into oligarchy or the converse evils of...
  • The Pilgrims, Famine, and the End of Feudalism

    11/25/2009 11:44:35 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies · 501+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 26, 2009 | John Hunt
    " . . . it well appeared the famine must still ensue . . ." [i] Famine stalked The Pilgrims the first years. But their conquest of famine helped end old world feudalism. I suggest the reader access the Project Gutenberg online edition of Governor William Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation.[ii], for the original source, see endnotes. I'll paraphrase some passages. July 1620 The Pilgrims' contract[iii] with their financial backers, the London Merchant Adventurers Company, included conditions of seven years of joint stock and partnership and communal property, followed by a division and release from obligations, "3.  ... all profits and benefits that are got...
  • Ralph Nader, Fiction Writer (Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!)

    09/23/2009 3:46:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 682+ views
    Time ^ | 9/23/09 | Tim Morrison
    Ralph Nader has been many things: lawyer, consumer-rights bulldog, political activist and perennial third-party presidential candidate. He has now added a new title to his business card: fiction writer. His latest book, Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!, is a 700-page populist fantasy in which a small group of billionaires and media moguls — led by Warren Buffett and including Ted Turner, George Soros, Bill Cosby, Yoko Ono and Phil Donahue — pool their massive resources to reform the U.S. With the help of a $15 billion war chest and a p.r. campaign starring a talking parrot, the group successfully...
  • Socialism is Just Feudalism of the New Dark Ages

    07/05/2009 6:48:53 PM PDT · by FredJake · 34 replies · 3,178+ views
    Self | 7/5/09 | Fred Jake
    Socialism is just Feudalism of the New Dark Ages by Fred Jake As I read an article on the Reformation, I was struck by the way the Muslim in the White House and his socialist buddies in congress are trying to return us back to the feudal days, where everything including the people are owned by the government. As good serfs, we are to just shut up and follow the rules and regulations set in place by today's church (which is the church of environmentalism warming and other earth worshiping entities), the nobles (Democrat politicians treated like royalty),...
  • Sark under new pressure to end feudal system

    12/02/2008 5:32:08 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 13 replies · 646+ views
    The Times ^ | 12/3/2008 | Gordon Rayner
    Three judges agreed that the role of the island's unelected Seneschal - who is both president of Sark's parliament and its chief judge - contravened the European Convention on Human Rights, which protects the rights of individuals to a fair trial. The declaration by the Appeal Court is not legally binding, but if the island's rulers do not implement the judges' recommendations to remove one of the Seneschal's two roles they could face further legal action in future which could force them to act. Sark has operated under a feudal system for 450 years, after Elizabeth I granted the island's...
  • Samarra: Symbol of Islam's Great Divide

    06/17/2007 4:59:58 PM PDT · by forty_years · 15 replies · 792+ views ^ | 6/17/2007 | Andrew Jaffee
    There can be no "negotiated" settlement between radical Islam and outsiders (infidels). The horrific war raging inside Islam is proof positive. Muslim versus Muslim terrorism confirms that Islam hates itself as much as, or more than, it does the Western World. Democratic leaders have ignored this internal Muslim conflict, choosing a peevish course, and misguidedly called our conflict with Islam a "war on terror." They have forgotten the sacrifices required for victory in WWII. (Could we have "negotiated" with Kamikazes?) Consequently, our war of wars will last decades, not just years. Experts like Daniel Pipes have pointed out in these...
  • Red feudalism

    08/26/2006 7:18:57 AM PDT · by Clive · 14 replies · 718+ views
    National Post ^ | 2006-08-26 | Robert Fulford
    Under scrutiny, the economic triumph of China turns out to be a journalistic fantasy, built on statistics unrelated to the lives of most Chinese. It's a great story, certified by photos of that gleaming metropolis, Shanghai. Everybody seems to agree that the Chinese prosper by making cheap products they sell to the West. Journalists, drunk on their own enthusiasm, sometimes envision China economically overtaking the U.S. But rural China, where two-thirds of the population live, remains dirt poor -- poorer than the poorest region most people in the West have ever seen. This reality, rather than export figures, stands as...
  • Is smart growth a political secret weapon?

    01/23/2006 8:37:00 PM PST · by Lorianne · 13 replies · 469+ views
    Grist ^ | 23 Jan 2006 | David Roberts
    Bossman Chip forwarded me an interesting piece from the Michigan Land Use Institute: "Could Smart Growth Tip the Next Presidential Election?" Having read through it, the headline seems rather, uh, optimistic. But there's some interesting stuff about the role smart-growth proposals played in the victory of Tim Kaine (D) in the Virginia governor's race, and the general lay of the political land in fast-growing exurbs: The basic electoral math is simple. The last two presidential elections were decided in the fastest growing counties of a select group of states, including Virginia, Florida, Colorado, North Carolina, and Ohio. In 2004, half...
  • The Economic Agenda

    01/10/2005 11:55:01 AM PST · by LowCountryJoe · 13 replies · 314+ views
    Council of Economic Advisers (pdf) ^ | January 7, 2005 | Dr. N. Gregory Mankiw
    The Economic Agenda at the American Economic Association Meeting Thank you. I am delighted to be here. I would like to take this opportunity to talk about three of the initiatives the President has made high priorities for his second term: tax reform, reducing the budget deficit, and Social Security reform. Tax Reform I will start with tax reform. The current tax code is a drag on the economy, discouraging saving and investment, and requiring individuals and businesses to spend billions of dollars and millions of hours each year to comply with the system. The President has stated that his...
  • Liberals want to destroy the Mobile Society?

    06/15/2004 10:00:18 PM PDT · by RayChuang88 · 1 replies · 123+ views
    Self | June 15, 2004 | Raymond Chuang
    I was reading the June 2004 issue of National Geographic in regards to the world running short on oil (which I don't believe considering how much better oil recovery technology has improved in 1973) and you really have to wonder this: Are the liberals wanting the world to essentially run low on oil so they effectively kill the mobile society? You see, one of the great changes brought forth by the Industrial Revolution was the fact that fuelled by coal and petroleum, the world became a highly-mobile place, with people and goods moving around very quickly. It also meant economic...
  • Alcoa CEO defends pay, work practices at joint venture in Mexico

    04/20/2002 7:08:24 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 3 replies · 182+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Saturday, April 20, 2002 | Jim McKay
    <p>Alcoa Chairman Alain Belda yesterday met with three workers from joint venture plants run by Alcoa in Mexico and denied their requests that he reinstate a few hundred workers fired after protesting working conditions.</p> <p>The meeting came at the end of Alcoa's annual meeting and followed a street demonstration held outside the Westin Convention Center, Downtown, by Mexican workers and their supporters, including the United Steelworkers union.</p>