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  • Who Should Pay for Damage Associated With Climate Change – and Who Should Be Compensated?

    09/22/2017 10:24:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Futurism ^ | September 21, 2017 | by June Javelosa
    Hurricanes in the Caribbean and deadly floods across South Asia have once again raised the issue of climate justice. The association between such events and climate change is now beyond serious question: we have had 30 years of well-founded scientific warnings about the relationship between increasing global temperatures and the incidence and severity of extreme weather. Much more problematic is the question of responsibility for climate change itself, and who should justly pay compensation for the resulting damage. Responsibility for global warming was usually framed as an obligation for developed states to make the initial moves to reduce their emissions,...
  • Sorority Sisters at UNH Being Investigated For Singing "N-Word" In Online Video

    09/21/2017 4:30:32 PM PDT · by Jim Noble · 26 replies
    Union Leader ^ | September 21, 2017 | Kimberly Haas
    DURHAM — A University of New Hampshire sorority is under investigation after a video was posted on Facebook Tuesday showing Alpha Phi members singing the rap song “Gold Digger,” which includes the N-word. UNH spokesman Erika Mantz said Wednesday that no disciplinary action against the sorority sisters has been taken, but the incident is under review. “We believe strongly in the right to free speech as recognized by the First Amendment, and we believe equally in the right of every member of our community to feel safe and respected. We continue to work to improve our campus culture through education,...
  • People in Two U.S. States Will Get $1,000 a Month in a New Basic Income Trial

    09/21/2017 11:22:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 70 replies
    Futurism ^ | September 21, 2017 | by Brad Jones
    Startup incubator Y Combinator is expanding their research into the benefits of universal basic income (UBI). In a new blog post published on the company’s website this week, they reveal their plans to pick 3,000 individuals from two states at random to receive a monthly cash handout. 1,000 participants will receive $1,000 per month for a period up to five years, while the other 2,000 will receive $50 per month, serving as the control group. Y Combinator hopes to find out how basic income can help people respond to economic instability and uncertainty, or perhaps even find alternatives to UBI...
  • Three Democratic congressmen arrested at Trump Tower protest

    09/20/2017 9:03:46 AM PDT · by Hadean · 15 replies
    UPI ^ | Sept. 20, 2017 | Ray Downs   
    Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Three Democratic congressmen were arrested outside Trump Tower in New York City while protesting for immigrants' rights. Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva of Arizona, Luis V. Gutierrez of Illinois and Adriano Espaillat of New York were arrested on civil disobedience charges. Melissa Mark-Viverito, speaker of the New York City Council, and six other protesters were also arrested. "I stood in front of Trump Tower today with a whole lot of DREAMers, immigrants and Americans to say enough to Trump and his criminalization of our immigrant communities," Grijalva wrote on his official Facebook page. In a statement, Guttierez...
  • Columbia Marxist club scoffs at 'scare stories' about Venezuela

    09/20/2017 8:04:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | September 20, 2017 | Toni Airaksinen
    The Columbia University Marxist Association recently praised Venezuela's “revolutionary mass movement” and “tremendous gains in social programs and communal self government.” The group dedicated its first meeting of the semester Monday to uncovering the “reality” of Venezuela’s government, arguing that this is needed because “capitalist media” only promotes “scare stories” about the socialist regime.
  • Democrats and Plutocrats

    09/19/2017 10:11:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | September 19, 2017 | by REIHAN SALAM
    The Democratic party faces a dilemma. Since its inception, the party has defined itself as the champion of the little guy and a bulwark against plutocracy. Over the past few years, however, a funny thing has happened: The plutocrats have been joining the party en masse, and they’re changing it in the process. When we take a more granular look at the millionaires and billionaires of Silicon Valley, where most of America’s biggest new fortunes are being minted, we find that they are overwhelmingly Democratic. The left-liberalism of the Silicon Valley elite is reflected in support for drastically higher taxes...
  • Press regulator censures Mail on Sunday for global warming claims

    09/18/2017 7:57:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 17, 2017 | by Fiona Harvey
    Claims in the Mail on Sunday that global warming data had been exaggerated in order to secure the Paris climate change agreement have been criticised by the UK’s press regulator. The Independent Press Standards Organisation censured the newspaper for publishing a story in early February that was flawed in key aspects. The news story suggested that data from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), one of the world’s gold-standard sources of weather and climate research, had been treated in such a way as to suggest greater warming than had really occurred. The research hinged on the “pause” in...
  • Democrats Follow Bernie Sanders Off a Cliff

    09/15/2017 8:26:52 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 15 Sep, 2017 | Matthew Continetti
    How rudderless is the Democratic Party? Its membership is so bereft of leadership and policy direction that 16 of its senators have signed on to a health care bill sponsored by a self-avowed independent democratic socialist from Vermont. The "Medicare for All Act of 2017" would repeal Obamacare, along with most other private and public insurance, and replace it with a government-run, one-size-fits-all, centrally directed system of reimbursement for medical expenses. Sanders, who honeymooned in the Soviet Union, holds the same opinion of health insurance as he does antiperspirants: "You don't necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants...
  • Internal Combustion: If You Can’t Beat ’Em… Ban ’Em!

    09/14/2017 6:12:05 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 74 replies
    american spectator ^ | Eric Peters
    Since they can’t sell electric cars — not enough of them, anyhow — and not without subsidies so huge they amount to outright bribes — the solution appears to be to outlaw all cars except electric cars. This is no joke. There are IC engine No Go Zones in Germany and France. The Brits have just decreed a ban on the sale of internal combustion-engined vehicles period, beginning in 2040. This sounds like a long time from now but isn’t — because car companies begin designing cars about ten years before they see the light of production and so the...
  • Venezuela's new plan to beat hunger: Breed rabbits

    09/14/2017 11:09:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 77 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 14, 2017 | Reuters Staff
    CARACAS - Venezuela’s government this week urged citizens to see rabbits as more than “cute pets” as it defended a plan to breed and eat them even as the opposition says this would do nothing to end chronic food shortages. The “Rabbit Plan” is an effort by the government of President Nicolas Maduro to boost food availability. Authorities have also taught citizens to plant food on roofs and balconies of their homes. Maduro’s adversaries dismiss such ideas as nonsensical, insisting the real problem is a failed model of oil-financed socialism that was unable to survive after crude markets collapsed. The...
  • U.N. calls for global economic makeover to replace neo-liberalism

    09/14/2017 10:19:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 14, 2017 | by Tom Miles
    The world must ditch austerity and economic neo-liberalism and undertake a global “New Deal” to rebalance the global economy and achieve prosperity for all, the U.N. trade and development agency UNCTAD said in a report on Thursday. UNCTAD chief Mukhisa Kituyi said the global economy was picking up but still not lifting off. Much of the blame was aimed at “neo-liberalism”, a term used to refer to governments cutting back on their own role and leaving the private sector to lead economic and social development within a free-market capitalist system. After decades of such policies, the system was perceived to...
  • Sky Views: A new French Revolution?

    09/14/2017 8:16:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Sky News ^ | September 14, 2017 | by Ian King, Business Presenter
    Most of France, famously, takes the whole of August off. Emmanuel Macron, the new President, did not. He was busy holed up in the Elysee Palace working on what he intends to be the biggest shake-up of France's labour laws since at least the Second World War. Frankly, it's amazing he and his circle of advisers did it all in a month. The 'Code du Travail', as it is known, is a complex 3,448-page document enshrining working practices that, in some cases, date back to the French Revolution more than two centuries ago. The code sets a maximum number of...
  • Berkeley Receives Grant To “Honor The Legacy” Of Marxist Terrorist Group (Your Tax Dollars at Work)

    09/14/2017 7:56:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/14/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    In this week’s episode of Your Tax Dollars At Work, we bring you a nearly $100K grant handed out by the National Park Service (NPS) to U.C. Berkeley. You might be wondering what Berkeley is doing that involves parks, but it turns out not to really have anything to do with the grand spectacle of nature. It’s a grant to compile information intended to celebrate and “honor the legacy” of the Black Panther Party (BPP).I’ll just let that sink in for a moment. Hey! Maybe this is something that Ben Shapiro can bring up tonight when he’s speaking there....
  • You are not superior to me!

    09/12/2017 11:01:41 AM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 36 replies
    Vanity | 12 September 2017 | areukiddingme1
    So, here we are, 2017. America finds itself bumping along with two distinct camps lined up vehemently opposed to one another, those that love the America of their grandparents era (1940s and 50s) and those that hate everything about that era. The left has long been at war with "the best ideals" of America and American culture. Why? Why does the left hate Mom, baseball, apple pie, Norman Rockwell, and Chevrolet? And love abortion, transgenderism, gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, anti-Patriotism, anti-Americanism, and anti-Capitalism? Because the left could never measure up to the lofty goals that come with being that kind of...
  • ‘Winter is coming’: What do climate scientists predict for California?

    09/12/2017 10:44:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | September 12, 2017 | by Steve Scauzillo
    Several climate experts, flummoxed by the failure of a widely predicted El Nińo to make a dent in California’s drought during the winter of 2015-16, are saying they are unsure what this winter will bring. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says December-February in California will be a winter with equal chances of normal, below normal and above normal rain. “That means they do not know. There is no strong signal,” said Bill Putzert, the expert climatologist from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, who incorrectly predicted tons of rain from the “Godzilla El Nińo” for the 2015-2016 winter. For this coming...
  • Riot police, hooded youths clash in Paris at labor reform protest

    09/12/2017 7:52:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 12, 2017 | Staff
    Riot police clashed with hooded youths on the fringe of a protest in central Paris against French President Emmanuel Macron’s reforms to loosen labor regulations. Police fired water canons and could be seen dragging several demonstrators behind their lines.
  • Dreamers Not Accountable for Their Parent's Behavior, Yet Conservative Children Are

    09/09/2017 10:02:47 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 25 replies
    9/9/17 | Originalbuckeye
    The bullying of Conservatives has become trendy, with Big Media leading the charge. The Democrats in Dem 'leadership' are disgusting with their support of the Leftist groups that cause violence and bodily injury and encourage the support of 'youths' to join in on Social Media.
  • Let's Fund Disaster Relief - And Fight Climate Change - With A Tax On Carbon

    09/08/2017 9:43:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 8, 2017 | By Jim Krane
    As Hurricane Harvey’s inland sea drains from Houston, the cleanup tally is rising: $180 billion for Texas alone, equal to the entire GDP of New Zealand. We in Texas and Louisiana – and perhaps Florida – direly need funds to haul debris, fix houses and schools, replace cars, and build better flood protection. With all these needs, a carbon tax can help. A federal tax on carbon would discourage emissions of carbon dioxide and other GHGs that are warming the seas and the air. Done right, a carbon tax would also bankroll cleanup campaigns led by FEMA and local agencies....
  • Antifa Groups Declare Solidarity with Foreign Communist Soldiers

    09/07/2017 7:38:58 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    Far Left Watch ^ | Sept 4, 2917 | Far Left Watch Staff
    If you’ve been following the Antifa movement you might have noticed a growing theme of “solidarity” with the Rojava revolution. Key Antifa organizing platforms like It’sGoing Down,, Insurrection News, and CrimethInc. routinely share interviews and battle updates and were all instrumental in promoting the launch of the International Revolutionary People’s Guerrilla Force (IRPGF) in May of this year. Additionally, you can find several pictures of foreign guerrilla fighters posing with Antifa flags. These have been widely circulated and often times include the false claim that the fighters pictured are members of ISIS. This is inaccurate. In fact, the fighters...
  • The Marxlag Archipelago

    09/06/2017 12:07:09 PM PDT · by WWII_Historian · 10 replies
    The Liberty Conservative ^ | September 6, 2017 | Gary Gindler
    In the political struggle for the man’s superiority over the state (the Right), and supporters of the state’s superiority over all man (the Left), we naturally arrive at a final crisis. Why final? Because the Left seems to have exhausted all of its ammunition, and they have nothing left. From the very beginning, it was clear that Leftist ideas were a dead-end in the development of mankind, although in some cases everything looked quite the opposite on the surface. One of the most dismal examples is Romneycare, a payment system for medical services in the state of Massachusetts. The system...