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  • Clinton announces ‘National Service Reserve’ for millennials

    09/30/2016 10:38:22 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 118 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Sept. 30, 2016 | Liz Goodwin
    Hillary Clinton announced Friday that she wants to enlist 5 million new volunteers into a “national service reserve” aimed at 18- to 30-year-olds. “What if we strengthen the culture of service in America? So it wasn’t just something we did one day a year, but it became a regular part of our lives,” she asked in a Florida rally on the topic of national service Friday. The former secretary of state argued that her volunteer plan would help combat growing self-segregation in America, where people surround themselves with people who think, talk, look and read the same news as them....
  • [UK] Labour’s Domestic Violence Spokeswoman Admits Assaulting Husband [ed]

    09/26/2016 1:08:50 PM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 26, 2016 | Liam Deacon
    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has rallied behind his domestic violence spokeswoman, Sarah Champion, after she admitted being arrested and cautioned by police for beating her husband with a framed painting. Mrs. Champion (pictured right), the feminist MP for Rotherham and “Shadow Home Office Minister for Preventing Abuse and Domestic Violence” confessed on Friday to the incident, which happened when she was divorcing from husband Graham Hoyland in 2007.
  • Venezuelan children fainting in school because they are hungry

    09/26/2016 12:15:15 PM PDT · by detective · 28 replies
    Klaireth Díaz is a 1st-grade teacher at Elías Toro School, one of the biggest public schools in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela. Last year, she says, attendance was painfully low. Every day, of a class of 30 children at least 10 would be absent. “The reason was always lack of food,” she told Fox News Latino. She said she had a student who skipped class every single Thursday and when she asked his mother about it, she explained that Thursday was the day of the week assigned to her family to buy food at government-regulated prices – which involves standing...
  • The Bronx Inaugurates Mural in Honor of Hugo Chavez

    09/23/2016 6:51:36 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 35 replies
    The Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Delcy Rodriguez inaugurated the mural along with members of the community, artists and activists from the U.S. and Latin America. Rodriguez was also accompanied by members of the African American community in the Bronx. During the inauguration people shouted, “You can see him, you can feel him! Chavez is present!"
  • At UN, Cardinal Parolin outlines Vatican 'foreign policy'

    09/23/2016 8:28:40 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Catholic World News ^ | September 22, 2016
    In a September 22 address to the UN General Assembly, the Vatican's Secretary of State offered an overview of the Holy See's concerns about world affairs. Cardinal Pietro Parolin opened his remarks by welcoming the approval by international leaders of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris accord on climate change. He went on to say, however, that these goals cannot realistically be reached without significant changes in the world's economic systems. Specifically, he spoke of the "ecological debt" that wealthy nations should pay to the needy, and the need for "alternative financial systems capable of ensuring that financial resources...
  • BIG GOV'T INC Socialism and tyranny are profitable to liberals and destructive to individuals

    09/23/2016 7:06:57 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 3 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Well, you've no doubt heard the arguments made by socialists against private property, against corporations and the profit motive. We are taught that profit is a form of theft from the workers rather than being positive influx of cash resources payment of wages, dividends and investments in expansion. The concept of owning property is also in of itself theft to socialists, for the earth belongs to us and everything belongs to everybody. Profit and property has another meaning, it is what sends signals to our economy on where resources and assets must be placed in order to achieve further productivity...
  • A Radical Idea: Four City-Dwellers Share All Their Money

    09/22/2016 6:35:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 22, 2016 | Gillian B. White
    This unassuming house on a quiet street in Northeast D.C. is cramped but welcoming. There are several bikes lined up on the porch, overflowing bookshelves, personal belongings in almost every corner, and a refrigerator that’s packed to the hilt. When I visit, four people are in the living room chatting and joking with each other like friends who have known each other for years. But they haven’t. The group has known each other for only a year or so, and they aren’t merely friends—they are engaged in a bold and unusual experiment, sharing not just their home but all of...
  • Venezuela Crises Compound as Oil Industry Falls Into Disarray

    09/20/2016 6:39:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 20, 2016 | Nicholas Casey and Clifford Krauss
    One oil rig was idle for weeks because a single piece of equipment was missing. Another was attacked by armed gangs who made off with all they could carry. Many oil workers say they are paid so little that they barely eat and have to keep watch over one another in case they faint while high up on the rigs. Venezuela’s petroleum industry, whose vast revenues once fueled the country’s Socialist-inspired revolution, underwriting everything from housing to education, is spiraling into disarray. To add insult to injury, the Venezuelan government has been forced to turn to its nemesis, the United...
  • Why Socialism Is Here To Stay

    09/19/2016 7:53:40 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    Zero Hede ^ | 19 Sep, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    “[T]he government has to take resources from someone before it can dole them out to others. This act of taking destroys an economy. The more you take from the productive members of society, the less productive they become. That’s the primary lesson of the history of socialism.” The above quote is from Porter Stansberry – from his book, America 2020: The Survival Blueprint. It states a concept I’ve described for years, but Porter states it more succinctly than I ever have. In particular, it negates the argument by many “progressives” that, even if they don’t recommend full-on socialism, they believe...
  • Venezuela: Over 15% of People Eat Garbage to Survive

    09/19/2016 7:26:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 18, 2016 | Frances Martel
    A new study finds Venezuela on the brink of famine, with an alarming fifteen percent of citizens saying they can only feed themselves with “food waste discarded by commercial establishments,” while nearly half say they have had to take time off work to search for food. The study — conducted by More Consulting and published in the Spanish-language Diario de las Américas — reflects a reality that has become the signature of President Nicolás Maduro’s tenure: a food and medicine shortage that forces most in the nation to wait in supermarket lines that can last up to eight hours. On...
  • Venezuela solves food shortage by making it illegal to buy too much

    09/15/2016 12:08:10 PM PDT · by Laser_Ray · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/15/2016 | Mariana Zuñiga and Nick Miroff
    BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela – The hunt for food started at 4 a.m., when Alexis Camascaro woke up to get in line outside the supermarket. By the time he arrived, there were already 100 people ahead of him. Camascaro never made it inside. Truckloads of Venezuelan troops arrived in the darkness, arresting him and nearly 30 others seemingly pulled from the queue at random, according to his lawyer. Camascaro, 50, was charged with violating laws against interfering "directly or indirectly" with the production, transportation or sale of food. He has been in jail for three months, awaiting a hearing. “I went to...
  • In a hungry Venezuela, buying too much food can get you arrested

    09/15/2016 11:07:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 66 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 15, 2016 | Mariana Zuñiga and Nick Miroff
    The hunt for food started at 4 a.m., when Alexis Camascaro woke up to get in line outside the supermarket. By the time he arrived, there were already 100 people ahead of him. Camascaro never made it inside. Truckloads of Venezuelan troops arrived in the darkness, arresting him and nearly 30 others seemingly pulled from the queue at random, according to his lawyer. Camascaro, 50, was charged with violating laws against interfering "directly or indirectly" with the production, transportation or sale of food. He has been in jail for three months, awaiting a hearing.
  • OH HELL NO! ROGER STONE: ‘IF HILLARY’S TOO SICK, THE DNC WILL REPLACE HER WITH MICHELLE OBAMA’

    09/15/2016 3:01:53 AM PDT · by broken_arrow1 · 66 replies
    The Daily Sheeple ^ | September 13, 2016 | N/A
    While everyone is talking about Creepy Uncle Joe Biden taking over for Hillary if she’s too unfit (or dead) to continue in the presidential race, here’s someone most people probably didn’t consider: Michelle Obama. After you get over your initial disgust at the mere thought, think about it for a second and it actually starts to make sense. First, you have the fact that Obama is constantly lamenting term limits and how much he doesn’t want to leave the White House. Hillary is (was?) running as Obama’s third term… If Michelle steps in now, it will be. Second, if you...
  • A growing, catastrophic food crisis sows unrest in Venezuela

    09/14/2016 1:32:45 PM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    PBS Newshour ^ | September 1, 2016
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJApHJAkGG8
  • Venezuela Food Shortages Claim Lives of Malnourished Children

    09/14/2016 1:31:29 PM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    Panama Post ^ | August 26, 2016 | Sabrina Martín
    When 18-month-old Royer Machado died from malnutrition in Zulia, Venezuela, the authorities did not arrest his mother. The child had gone more than 72 hours without eating, but his mother lived in extreme poverty and couldn’t get the resources she needed; that was just the nature of Venezuela today. The boy’s mother told officers she ran out of money, and then out of food. The baby continued to cry, so she wrapped him in a rag, gave him water and rocked him to sleep. After several days, the crying stopped. He was no longer breathing. Officers interrogated the boy’s mother,...
  • Venezuela's "Death Spiral"

    09/14/2016 11:31:06 AM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | Sep 14, 2016 | Susan Warner
    The question of whether Socialism can be an effective economic system was famously raised when Margaret Thatcher said of the British Labor Party, "I think they've made the biggest financial mess that any government's ever made in this country for a very long time, and Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people's money. It's quite a characteristic of them. They then start to nationalise everything." â—¾There are dire reports of people waiting in supermarket lines all day, only to discover that expected food deliveries never arrived and the shelves are empty. â—¾There...
  • K-12: Three Card Monte {BACK TO SCHOOL INFO]

    09/13/2016 2:04:04 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 5 replies
    Religion.rantrave.com ^ | Sept 7, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Welcome to the land of the giant hustle... I saw my first exhibition of three-card Monte on Manhattan's Upper West Side, a dozen blocks from Columbia's Teachers College. There's a connection. A young man shuffled three cards side to side on a cardboard box. Red queen, red king, black ace, something like that. Pick the ace and win $20 for a $10 bet. A half-dozen people clustered around, betting, figuring out the game. New people walked up, others left. Some happy tourist won $20. Easy money. Sometimes the dealer bent one of the cards on the corner. You knew you...
  • 'Times are changing, pay your taxes', euro zone chief tells corporations

    09/10/2016 12:53:00 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 26 replies
    Yahoo! News — Reuters ^ | September 10, 2016 | By Francesco Guarascio and Jason Hovet
    Dutch Finance Minister and Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Multinational companies should refrain from tax-avoidance practices and pay their fair share, the head of euro zone finance ministers said on Saturday in a new endorsement of the European Union's fight against tax-dodging. In the wake of the 'Panama Papers' revelations of widespread tax-avoidance practices, Brussels has toughened up its drive for fairness by tightening controls and adopting stricter rules. The recent shock multi-billion euro tax demand on Apple was part of that trend as the EU also drafts plans for a common corporate tax base and a single...
  • Desperate Venezuelans turn to ritual slaughter to save sick relatives as failing economy [tr]

    09/09/2016 12:53:11 PM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 9, 2016 | Jake Wallis Simons
    Jaime Otrupo chanted a solemn prayer then wrenched a chicken’s head from its body, allowing the blood to pump into a ceremonial clay pot as an offering to the gods. At his feet were the sacrificed corpses of a dove and a chick, both of which were beheaded with a kitchen-knife while his wife and young daughter looked on. This disturbing ritual, which was filmed by MailOnline in Mr Otrupo’s sitting-room in Caracas, Venezuela, may appear cruel to Western eyes. But to the father-of-five, the traditional healing ceremony was an act of desperation. For the collapse of the economy has...
  • History Repeats Itself in the Venezuela Tragedy

    09/08/2016 9:28:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2016 | Jerry Newcombe
    How many people have to die before the world, including many Americans, realizes that socialism never works, always fails, and kills people? Look at the unspeakable tragedies that continue to unfold in Venezuela right now. People are scrambling just to get food to eat. Armed guards have to protect stores and trucks with food from being looted. Stories are emerging of people eating zoo animals and of Venezuelans feeling less safe than war-torn Syrians. The amazing thing about this tragedy is just how avoidable it is. But it’s almost as if each generation in the last 150 years has to...
  • The Money Trail: Why Catholic Bishops Are Silent on Hillary

    09/06/2016 7:06:14 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | September 6, 2016 | Elizabeth Yore
    During FY16, the USCCB received federal grants totaling a whopping $91,132,305 According to the USASpending.gov, the top programs carried out by the USCCB, on behalf of the Obama Administration were:
  • Labor Day -- burgers, brats and Bolshevism

    09/02/2016 6:58:55 PM PDT · by jimluke01 · 11 replies
    WND ^ | Matt Barber
    How’s about some commie ketchup on that burger? It’s extra red. A little Marxist mustard for your dog? What about a pinch of socialist sauerkraut on that bubbling bratwurst? Didn’t you know? That’s why you get the day off on Monday. That’s what your Labor Day barbecue commemorates: socialism. Delicious, juicy, smoky socialism with a side of potato salad (German, of course) and a game of Cornhole (everyone’s a winner!) – frills made affordable to Americans, American businesses and big government waste-fraud-and-abuse mills by, well, capitalism. I know, I’m a killjoy, and, call me a hypocrite, but I’m grilling out...
  • K-12: Warped by Ideology

    09/02/2016 12:06:35 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 9 replies
    religion.rantrave,.com ^ | May 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Americans are continually told that problems in our public schools are due to a shortage of money, parents aren't concerned, children are lazy, there are simply too many obstacles to overcome. Some people say we don't know how to do it yet. We're supposed to believe that after all these centuries of educating children, there is still some secret gimmick we must discover. Another group of people talk about the lack of infrastructure as if we don't have enough classrooms, books, and buildings. We have all of those things, probably more than enough. Other people talk about testing as if...
  • Crowds surge into the streets to demand recall of Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro

    09/02/2016 7:14:01 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 41 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 1 September 2016 | Mery Mogollon and Chris Kraul
    othing was going to stop Nelson Rivas from joining the Taking Caracas demonstration on Thursday — not his wheelchair, not the six-mile distance over uneven pavement, not the whiffs of tear gas, not the ominous threats of arrests from President Nicolas Maduro. “I came to demand that the recall election take place according to the constitution,” said Rivas, 35. “Whatever your point of view, the condition of the country is the worst.” Rivas took his place in the ranks that filled Francisco de Miranda Avenue, one of three main streets in the capital brimming with thousands and thousands of protesters,...
  • Revolution Rising: Colossal Protests Rock Socialist Venezuela

    09/01/2016 10:27:55 PM PDT · by Rabin · 19 replies
    endingthefed.com ^ | September 2, 2016 | Kit Daniels
    Millions rise up against socialism Anti-socialist protesters flooded Venezuela’s capital in one of the largest mass protests against President Nicolas Maduro’s rule in over a decade – and one of the largest protests in world history.
  • Coffee With Communists: Who they are, why they kill

    09/01/2016 5:59:46 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 8 replies
    NOTICE TO FR READERS, DUE TO UNEXPLAINED TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY I COULD NOT GET IT BOLD AND RED ON FR. THAT AND HTML CODES TOO LONG. SORRYAwhile back I read an old book from the last decade called Tea With Terrorists. Why they kill, and how to stop them. You check it out By clicking here but to get to the heart of the matter its written by Craig Winn who went to interview Muslim terrorists in the west bank in Israel and how the Muslim religion commands murder and intolerance and how 9/11 and Islam are interconnected. It was a...
  • Ultra-violent gangs thrive in chaotic Venezuela despite crackdown

    08/31/2016 10:27:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 31, 2016 | Frank Jack Daniel
    The click-clack of guns being cocked echoes in the cement safe house where seven kidnappers keep watch over a western Caracas slum, their 33-year-old gang leader boasting of grenade attacks on police and growing wealth and power. Venezuela's socialist economy is suffering triple-digit inflation, severe shortages and a third year of recession, but gangs like this have found strength and profit in the chaos. They are teaming up with former rivals and buying heavier weapons to control ever-larger territory in the capital and beyond, the criminals, the government and criminologists say. "The majority of the other slums are our friends....
  • Pediatricians putting new focus on how violence, other problems affect children's lives

    08/30/2016 6:39:21 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies
    bergen record ^ | August 29, 2016 | KARA YORIO
    Violence, racism, intolerance and religious bigotry made headlines this summer and the American Academy of Pediatrics took notice. These issues are impacting children and the organization wants to address the societal problems proactively with kids and their families.“We need to talk more about this, definitely,” said Dr. Sylvia Blaustein of St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson. “I think everybody should be discussing these issues because of what’s going on nationally and internationally.”  The AAP was pushed to action in early July after shootings in Baton Rouge and Dallas. It announced an initiative aimed at addressing gun violence as...
  • Europe’s Socialist Zombies are Marching into Oblivion

    08/28/2016 7:21:31 PM PDT · by pboyington · 12 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | August 28, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Put a fork in it. Europe is done. By the way, I should note here that I mean Western Europe. Those in the East still have not very fond memories of the Muslim invaders on their southern doorstep and would rather do without the barbarians raping their women and detonating suicide bombs on the streets of Krakow and Prague and Bucharest in the 21st Century. Let’s face it. Western Europe has been hurting for a long time. They lost millions of entrepreneurs, individualists to the US in the great waves of 19th Century immigration. Then there was World War I,...
  • Obama Strategist in the Brazilian Presidential Campaign

    10/25/2014 4:49:43 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 1 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Obama Strategist in the Brazilian Presidential Campaign By Julio Severo The 2014 Brazilian presidential campaign had the involvement of an important campaign strategist of the president of United States, Barack Obama: David Axelrod. According to the Brazilian daily Folha de São Paulo, Axelrod had been hired to to help build Aécio Neves candidacy. Obama and David Axelrod The idea of Americans strategists working on Brazilian election campaigns is nothing new. During the 2010 election, Ben Self, who worked on the Obama campaign, was hired as a consultant for current president Dilma Rousseff. The unusual thing about David Axelrod’s involvement...
  • 6 reasons why Berlin is now known as 'the failed city'

    08/27/2016 11:58:00 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 20 replies
    The Local De ^ | 8/26 | De Staff
    Since its reunification in 1990, Berlin has developed into a thriving, cosmopolitan centre. Dubbed "poor but sexy" by its former mayor, it has attracted creative types like moths to a flame with its low rents and exploding startup scene. Tourists flock to this grungy vibe too, with nearly six million visiting in the first six months of this year alone. But the reality is that the city is struggling with poverty, unemployment, poor infrastructure, a floundering education system, debt, the refugee crisis and crime. Its chronic problems led national newspaper Die Welt to label it a “failed state” in 2014....
  • Let's sit it out this time [extreme sarcasm]

    08/26/2016 10:02:25 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 72 replies
    The very best thing we can do is recognize that Trump is less than what we'd like in a candidate, so we should just sit this one out and NOT work our butts off to help him get elected. This strategy worked very well for us when McCain was our candidate. And again when Romney was the man. Obama was not that bad as president. Hillary can't be much worse. /sarcasm WAKE THE HELL UP, PEOPLE!!
  • Marinea – Sustainable ‘Village At Sea’ – Plans To Use Bitcoin

    08/25/2016 1:24:59 PM PDT · by amorphous · 34 replies
    Cyptocoinnews.com ^ | 25 August 2015 | Elliot Maras
    Marinea, a company planning to establish a self-sustaining “Village At Sea’ between Miami and Cuba, plans to use bitcoin as its currency and eventually have its own electronic currency. Bitcoin, a decentralized currency with no centralized governing authority, naturally fits the Marinea goals of being an independent, self-sustaining society. Marinea is a utopian concept for a village existing in harmony with nature, where citizens will be able to live their lives as they see fit. Another goal is to address the challenges related to limited available land for food cultivation and human habitation. According to its website, the project has...
  • In Miami, Recently Arrived Venezuelans Face Desperate Times

    08/25/2016 8:26:30 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 10 replies
    NBC News ^ | Aug 24 2016 | Carmen Sesin
    With no job, just 50 cents...having run out of acquaintances with whom to stay, 26-year-old Carlos is facing the grim reality that he may have to sleep on the street... Since he arrived to Miami... he has only managed to find a couple of temporary jobs... "I have been eating one meal a day," Carlos said... Like many Venezuelans, Carlos said he could no longer live in a country where the collapsed economy, soaring inflation, food shortages and rampant crime have erased the middle class life he and his family once had. In the past couple of years an increasing...
  • Venezuela Confirms Plan to Purge State Workers Who Signed Recall [Bloomberg Link Only]

    08/24/2016 8:41:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Bloomberg [Link in Thread Body] ^ | August 23, 2016 | Fabiola Zerpa
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  • Early data show $15 minimum hurting Seattle's poor

    08/21/2016 3:03:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/13/16 12:01 AM | Sean Higgins
    As recently as last year, the Democratic Party’s leaders thought the idea of a $15 federal minimum wage was unrealistic and even pushed back against it. That ended in July when the official party platform, bowing to pressure from organized labor and Sen. Bernie Sanders and his supporters, adopted a call for a $15 federal minimum, more than double the current rate of $7.25 an hour. […] When Seattle increased its minimum to $15 in 2014, a boost of nearly $6 an hour, it also commissioned a study of the increase’s effect by the University of Washington. A report released...
  • Ronald Reagan predicts the future

    08/19/2016 8:49:41 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 10 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUsy6rtDfHQ
  • Starving Venezuelans Break Into Zoo, Eat Horse Vietnamese pigs, and Sheep

    08/18/2016 11:10:21 AM PDT · by drewh · 41 replies
    Truth Revolt/Fusion ^ | Sarah Fisher | 8.18.2016
    The economic crisis in Venezuela continues to worsen, starving citizens broke into a zoo and slaughtered a horse to eat it. Several people busted into the Caricuao Zoo in Caracas and then butchered the zoo's stallion. According to Fusion.net, prosecutors say the horse was the only one of its kind in the zoo, before it was killed. It is thought that only its head and ribs were left behind in a pile for the zookeepers to find the next morning. However, it is not the first instance of animals being taken from the zoo, with Vietnamese pigs and sheep also...
  • Desperate Venezuelans break into a zoo and slaughter a horse for meat as crisis continues

    08/18/2016 8:13:31 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/18/2016
    Several starving people forced their way in Caricuao Zoo in Caracas They broke into a stallion's pen before butchering the horse for meat All that was left was a pile of the horse's ribs and it head on the ground Venzuela is in the grip of a economic crisis that has led to food shortages Starving Venezuelans have broken into a zoo and slaughtered a horse for its meat as a crippling economic crisis has left thousands without food. It is believed several people forced their way into Caricuao Zoo in Caracas and busted the stallion's pen before butchering it....
  • Homeowner accused of running illegal homeless shelter

    08/18/2016 8:14:53 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 27 replies
    The State ^ | 8/18/2016 | AP
    A North Charleston homeowner is facing charges after officials say he was operating an illegal homeless shelter at the property. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports North Charleston officials say 51-year-old Cyrus Kamini was charged Monday with operating a business without a license, operating an unsafe dwelling and not having permits for work done on the site. Officials boarded up the 1,500-square-foot home owned by Kamini that was divided into as many as eight units.
  • Venezuela crushes 2,000 guns in public, plans registry of bullets

    08/17/2016 4:48:34 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 67 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 8/16/16 | reuters
    Venezuelan police crushed and chopped up nearly 2,000 shotguns and pistols in a Caracas city square on Wednesday, as the new interior minister relaunched a long-stalled gun control campaign in one of the world's most crime-ridden countries. Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said the event marked the renewal of efforts to disarm Venezuelans, through a combination of seizures and a voluntary program to swap guns for electrical goods.
  • Aetna drops out of ObamaCare exchanges in 11 states

    08/17/2016 5:56:00 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/17/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Freefall Remember when Democrats, still in the midst of shoving ObamaCare down the throats of an unwilling nation, argued that it would actually be “market-based”? Democrats don’t know anything about how truly free markets work, of course, but their argument was that the ObamaCare exchanges were basically competitive marketplaces in which consumers could shop for the insurance that would make sense for them. OK, granted, it’s a marketplace operating under the artificially imposed and completely insane parameters imposed by the government. And OK, what we commonly call health “insurance” isn’t really anything like a real insurance product. And OK, the...
  • Matt Jones and Adam Edelen want to rebuild Kentucky’s ‘stale political system’

    08/16/2016 4:38:39 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    Kentucky Sports Radio ^ | August 16, 2016 | John Cheves
    Two prominent Kentucky Democrats on Tuesday launched a nonprofit organization, the New Kentucky Project, to cultivate the next generation of political leaders. Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones and former state auditor Adam Edelen said their group isn’t a third party that will run a formal slate of candidates in 2018. Instead, it will organize and support people who want to run for elected office, especially local office, if they share four core values: civil rights for every Kentuckian; universal access to affordable health care; a living wage for workers; and the primacy of education. Kentuckians are badly served by...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,August 15-19,2016

    08/15/2016 8:58:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 117 replies
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  • The Caliphate Muslim Trojan horse

    08/16/2016 5:28:13 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 14 replies
    IT HAPPENS IN AMERICA TOO! THIS IS WHY WE MUST VOTE FOR TRUMP!
  • Here's Why Wages Have Stagnated--and Will Continue to Stagnate

    08/15/2016 11:18:41 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 14 August 2016 | Charles Hugh Smith
    The only way to reverse declines in labor participation and stagnation in wages and demand is to make it easier to start enterprises and hire people. The reason why mainstream economists don't understand these developments is they don't: 1. Consider the systemic impact of energy and EROEI (energy returned on energy invested). 2. Consider the systemic impact of fast-rising private and public debt. 3. Consider the systemic impact of rising inflation resulting from state-cartel capitalism; the only possible output of state-cartel capitalism is a higher cost structure for' the entire economy. 4. Consider that consumption is exhausted because everyone already...
  • WikiLeaks' Assange - TPP Not Only Trade, 83% Is Fascists Controlling Our Daily Lives

    08/13/2016 12:50:23 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 63 replies
    Published on Aug 13, 2016 WikiLeaks' Assange - TPP Not Only Trade, 83% Is Fascists Controlling Our Daily Lives - Once We're In, We're Stuck Forever WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange knows more about the contents of the TPP than most members of Congress and is doing much more to inform the American public than any of our so-called representatives with the lone exception of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL). He has no restrictions other than his politically-motivated confinement to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on his freedom to disclose the truth to the world and he is sounding the alarm. Assange...
  • APNewsBreak: California may beef up electric vehicle mandate

    08/12/2016 6:33:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 12, 2016 8:15 PM EDT | Jonathan J. Cooper
    With the extension of California’s landmark climate change law stalled, a legislative plan is emerging to significantly up the ante on California’s commitment to electric vehicles by requiring that 15 percent of all new automobiles be emission-free within a decade. Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, D-Los Angeles, told The Associated Press on Friday that she’ll introduce legislation next week to ramp up the pressure on carmakers. Automakers that fail to sell enough electric vehicles would be required to make payments to rivals that do or pay a fine to the state.“If we create more competition in the market, that automatically will trigger...
  • The Clinton Plan’s Growth Deficit

    08/12/2016 12:17:05 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 1 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 11, 2016 | JOHN H. COCHRANE
    ... In return for more spending, Mrs. Clinton could have offered serious structural reforms: repeal of Davis-Bacon, time limits on environmental reviews, serious cost-benefit analysis, and so forth. Such a package would have been irresistible. Instead her plan simply asserts that Mrs. Clinton will “break through Washington gridlock” and “cut red tape”—promises made and forgotten by every presidential candidate in living memory. If the Sierra Club sues to block her worthy commitment to “upgrade our dams and levees,” will she really short-circuit the legal process, and how? The rest of Mrs. Clinton’s economic agenda is a thousand-course smorgasbord of government...
  • Hillary Would Give Us a Disastrous Third Obama Term

    08/12/2016 11:26:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2016 | David Limbaugh
    When it comes to unity, the Democrats talk a good game -- but in the end they promote disunity because their electability depends on dividing society into groups and inciting anger, resentment and distrust. I don't need to cite examples of Democrats' blaming Republicans for divisiveness and falsely extolling their own aspirations of unity. They are everywhere. It's what they do, from their talk of our "common humanity," to their glorification of all kinds of diversity, except diversity of thought, to their proclaimed monopoly on tolerance. It's ironic that Democrats get away with this lie. It is Republicans, or at...