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  • Can socialist ideals gain support in Pittsburgh?

    09/20/2017 12:45:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Pittsburgh City Paper ^ | September 20, 2017 | By Ryan Deto
    On a recent September evening, 76 comrades of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America joined together to discuss society’s travails, like the disproportionate harm natural disasters cause poor communities, public-education funding shortages, and access to health care. One answer prevailed throughout the evening as the cause for these problems: capitalism. And, if you ask DSA members, all of these problems have one solution: a new American form of socialism. “I joined because capitalism has basically ruined my life since I was born,” says DSA member and Shadyside resident Marlene Noble, who was born in Haiti, but moved...
  • Ancient Trove of Sore Loserman Bumper Stickers Unearthed!!

    07/21/2017 10:03:59 AM PDT · by Technocrat · 32 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 7/21/2017 | Technocrat
    While organizing my basement a few weeks ago, I discovered an incredible trove of Sore Loserman bumper stickers, almost 200 of them, which are not doing any good at all in my basement. They are very much like the white version at the link. So starting now, for every $30 contributed to Free Republic, the contributor will qualify to have their very own piece of history mailed directly to their domicile. All you have to do is freepmail me your address and the link to where you brag about your new acquisition and associated contribution in the fundraiser thread. So...
  • The James Baker-George Shultz Carbon-Tax Plan Is a Bad Deal for Americans

    02/14/2017 10:49:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/14/2017 | Rupert Darwall
    The fact that it’s being proposed by Republicans doesn’t make it any more economically palatable. Madness is rare in individuals — but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule — Friedrich Nietzsche ‘Cap and trade was just one way of skinning the cat; it was not the only way,” Barack Obama declared after Democrats’ disastrous losses in the 2010 midterm elections. That shellacking finally killed off the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill. From it was born the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and the Obama administration’s war on coal, in turn a contributory factor to Donald Trump’s election and Republicans’...
  • Annual Summer Food Program Kicks Off With BBQ

    06/19/2017 2:47:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    KNSD-TV ^ | June 19, 2017 | Anna Conkey
    San Diego Unified will kick off its Summer Fun Café lunch program with a barbecue for parents, guardians and children to eat for free at Skyline Hills Community Park on Wednesday. The barbecue is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include a community resource fair, activities for children, live music, free health screenings, a performance by the Fern Street Circus, fresh fruits and vegetables for families to take home, as well as prize drawings for children, according to a statement from SD Unified. The Summer Fun Café is an annual summer meal program partnered by the City...
  • Sacramento public housing residents just got free Zipcars

    05/05/2017 6:13:31 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 83 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 05, 2017 | Anita Chabria
    Residents at three public housing areas now have a mini-fleet of free Zipcars to make their way around Sacramento.
  • Sacramento public housing residents just got free Zipcars

    05/29/2017 1:43:39 PM PDT · by ARGLOCKGUY · 56 replies
    Residents at three public housing areas now have a mini-fleet of free Zipcars to make their way around Sacramento. On Friday, Sacramento launched a pilot program that put eight shared electric Kia Souls at public housing sites. Up to 300 residents can apply for on-demand access to the vehicles, with no charge for maintenance, insurance or juicing up the battery. Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article148948619.html#storylink=cpy
  • Study: Some Alabamians pay more for health insurance than New Yorkers

    05/11/2017 12:22:41 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Alabama.com ^ | May 11, 2017 | BY AMY YURKANIN
    Last year, two national insurance companies dropped out of the marketplace in Alabama, leaving just one option for individuals who purchase insurance through the federal exchange set up under Obamacare. Lack of competition in areas with just one or two insurance providers has been linked to higher premiums in a recent study by the Urban Institute. Median benchmark monthly premiums in areas with just one insurance company averaged $451, compared to $270 for areas with six companies or more. Rural areas and Southern states tend to have less competition, according to the study. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama is...
  • The ‘Right’ to Health Care

    05/07/2017 8:22:27 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 45 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/07/2017 | Kevin D. Williamson
    There isn’t one. With the American Health Care Act dominating the week’s news, one conversation has been unavoidable: Someone — someone who pays attention to public policy — will suggest that we pursue policy x, y, or z, and someone else — someone who pays a little less careful attention, who probably watches a lot of cable-television entertainment masquerading as news — responds: “The first thing we have to do is acknowledge that health care is a human right!” What follows is a moment during which the second speaker visibly luxuriates in his display of empathy and virtue, which is,...
  • California weighs huge health care remake - dumping insurers

    04/26/2017 1:51:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | April 26, 2017 | By JONATHAN J. COOPER
    A proposal considered by California lawmakers would substantially remake the health care system of the nation’s most populous state by eliminating insurance companies and guaranteeing coverage for everyone. The idea known as single-payer health care has long been popular on the left and is getting a new look in California as President Donald Trump struggles to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s health care law. The proposal, promoted by the state’s powerful nursing union and two Democratic senators, is a longshot. But supporters hope the time is right to persuade lawmakers in California, where Democrats like to push the...
  • Chile's students return to streets to demand education overhaul

    04/11/2017 1:11:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 11, 2017 | by Gram Slattery and Fabian Cambero
    Thousands of students marched in Chilean cities on Tuesday to demand improvements to the nation's higher education system, as lawmakers prepared to debate planned reforms. Student protesters argue that attempts by center-left President Michelle Bachelet to improve quality and access to higher education have been insufficient. Reforms by her government to date do not provide enough Chileans with free university education, they say. They also complain that the government did not seek their advice when drafting legislation. "I don't know if the government is playing stupid. You can't legislate without listening to the social movements," Daniel Andrade, head of the...
  • Calculating Reparations: $1.5 Million for Each Slave Descendant in the U.S.

    03/25/2017 3:17:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    The Black Agenda Report ^ | January 22, 2013 | Denis Rancourt
    For some descendants of persons held in U.S. chattel bondage, no monetary sum can compensate for the enslavement of their ancestors. However, for those looking for a number, there are various ways to calculate the value of involuntary servitude. Here’s one of them. Calculating Reparations: $1.5 Million for Each Slave Descendant in the U.S. by Denis Rancourt This article previously appeared on Mr. Rancourt’s web site, Activist Teacher. “This calculation includes only the money due to ancestors and their descendants, in terms of the stolen actual labor counted in person-hours.” It is not difficult to calculate a MINIMUM amount of...
  • Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom to propose universal health care in race to succeed Jerry Brown

    03/13/2017 2:55:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 13, 2017 | BY ANGELA HART
    Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is drafting a health care plan for California that he plans to unveil as a core component of his gubernatorial run, based in part on the universal health care program he signed into law when he was mayor of San Francisco. Newsom, seen as a strong contender in the increasingly crowded field of candidates vying to succeed Gov. Jerry Brown in 2018, is staking out an ambitious plan to rein in rising health care costs, expand universal access to people across the state regardless of income or immigration status and preserve coverage for the estimated...
  • California Democrats will unveil a sweeping financial aid plan to help students avoid debt

    03/13/2017 11:21:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 13, 2017 | by Melanie Mason
    Seizing on growing concerns over college affordability, California lawmakers are poised to propose what would be the most generous college aid plan in the nation, covering not just tuition but also living expenses that have led to spiraling student debt. “Lower-income students … are able to many times, through our great programs in California, get help to pay for tuition. But they’re still graduating with a tremendous amount of debt,” said Assemblyman Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), who is spearheading the plan. “The cost of living, the books, the transportation — that’s [what] we really need to tackle.” Under the new plan,...
  • Trump presidency puts California Legislature in defense mode

    01/02/2017 11:03:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 77 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 2, 2017 12:09 PM EST | Jonathan J. Cooper
    As California lawmakers return to Sacramento on Wednesday, liberal dreams of expanding safety-net benefits and providing health coverage to immigrants are giving way to a new vision revolving around a feverish push to protect gains racked up in the past. After years of pushing forward a progressive agenda, legislative Democrats will be pushing back against conservative policies from President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican Congress. Instead of expanding Medi-Cal health coverage to adult immigrants who can’t prove they’re legally in the country, Democrats are now concentrating on how to retain health coverage for those who already have it. And anti-poverty...
  • Happy Socialist Christmas-Venezuala Seizes 4 Million Toys From Price-Gouging Importer Gives To Natio

    12/10/2016 7:29:01 PM PST · by dynachrome · 30 replies
    Bloomberg via Zero Hedge ^ | December 9, 2016 | by Andrew Rosati December 9, 2016 via Tyler Durden
    Venezuela price regulators on Friday seized almost 4 million toys from warehouses around greater Caracas and said they’d distribute them to low income children ahead of the Christmas holiday. With the nation's currency hyperinflating faster than a CNN Russian hacking story, this confiscation of 'unfairly-priced' toys is likely the only way to keep the Grinch from the door of this socialist nirvana.
  • What could happen to birth control under President Trump?

    11/12/2016 9:29:01 AM PST · by PROCON · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | Nov. 11, 2016 | Jacqueline Howard
    (CNN)Some women are on the hunt for reversible birth control that could last through a Donald Trump presidency. Tweets and Facebook posts about getting intrauterine devices, or IUDs, swept social media Wednesday as women warned each other that their access to birth control might dwindle once the President-elect takes office next year.~SNIP~Throughout his campaign, Trump has promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, which mandates that insurers in the health insurance marketplace provide coverage for all FDA-approved birth control methods, including IUDs, with no copayment or coinsurance when provided in-network.
  • How can anyone still be 'with her'?

    09/04/2016 7:46:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/4/2016 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    Mrs. Clinton's campaign slogan is "I'm with her." It is amazing that anyone rational still is! From day one, I've argued that this "email and server" story has two parts. The first one is legal and subject to all kinds of definitions of what this word means and so on – in other words, hard for most people to follow, unless someone is paying you to read the documents or opine on TV. I'm what they call a news junkie, and the story confuses the heck out of me. The second part is not confusing at all. It has to...
  • President’s Economic Adviser Says Income Comparison Misleading [semi-satire]

    06/19/2016 8:25:33 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 June 2016 | John Semmens
    Data showing that the average man with a full time job makes less today than he did in 1973 was discounted as “an unfair and misleading statistic” by the Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers Jason Furman this week. “First of all, the premise that a full time job is desirable is debatable,” Furman maintained. “In 1973 many were forced to work because of the inadequacy of the social safety net. Today, many in a similar situation have been liberated from this tiresome fate by a more generous package of government benefits that enables them to work part...
  • The California Primary: Millennials' Last Fling

    06/06/2016 8:28:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 6, 2016 | Jeffrey Folks
    Millennials, who first arrived in 1980, are the largest generational group in American history. As such, they tend to have a deep-seated, some would say exaggerated, sense of their own importance. Now that the last of the millennials, those born in the late 1990s, have reached voting age, the millennial generation is exerting ever greater influence on presidential politics. The campaign of Bernie Sanders, one of the most radical leftists ever to run for the presidency, is almost their exclusive preserve. Sanders's platform is well targeted to the idealism of most millennials. It offers free universal health care ("Medicare for...
  • My Very Own Obamaphone

    05/29/2016 9:41:08 PM PDT · by LucyT · 8 replies
    From theTrumpet.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | Robert Morley
    Last week, I almost got my very own Obamaphone—by accident. I own a Tracfone; it is one of those prepay plans. The carrier was upgrading from 2G to 3G, and I was sent a new phone to replace my old one. And then the discovery! My perfectly good Tracfone had been mysteriously transformed into an Obamaphone. I might have had a tax payer-provided phone with free monthly minutes and unlimited text messaging for life! Plus a whole lot of free Internet access too! That’s how close I came to my very own Obamaphone. [snip] It’s a testament to the efficiency...