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  • Did climate change create modern man? Ancient temperature shifts made us more intelligent

    10/01/2014 3:59:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 1, 2014 | By SARAH GRIFFITHS
    Our most ancient ancestors were battling climate change to survive droughts, freezing and flooding. And now a growing number of scientists believe that shifts in the Earth’s climate are responsible for creating some of our most distinctive characteristics. Their research suggests that large evolutionary leaps, such as the development of our bigger brains and ability to create and use complex tools, coincided with periods of volatile climate change.
  • School accused of 'purging' Christian books

    09/30/2014 5:09:05 PM PDT · by 444Flyer · 17 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 9-23-14 | Todd Starnes
    It’s hard to imagine that any school would have a problem with a book about a Christian family that helped Jews escape the Holocaust. But Springs Charter Schools in Temecula, Calif., not only had a problem with “The Hiding Place,” they also took issue with any other book that was written by a Christian author or included a Christian message. “We do not purchase sectarian educational materials and do not allow sectarian materials on our state-authorized lending shelves,” Superintendent Kathleen Hermsmeyer wrote in a letter to attorneys at the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI). Pacific Justice Institute is representing a parent...
  • Landslide Vote against Single-Payer Confirms Switzerland Is an Outpost of Rationality

    09/30/2014 2:45:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’m a huge fan of Switzerland, largely because its voters approved a spending cap that should be a role model for other nations.It’s called the “debt brake” and it has helped reduce the burden of government spending in Switzerland at a time when most nations in Europe have been moving in the wrong direction.But that’s not the only reason I like Switzerland.I also appreciate the fact that Swiss voters seem to be much more sensible than voters in other nations.Every so often I see polls, for instance, suggesting that French voters overwhelmingly want less government spending. But then they go...
  • California drought and climate warming: Studies find no clear link

    09/29/2014 4:37:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 29, 2014 | By BETTINA BOXALL
    Global warming contributed to extreme heat waves in many parts of the world last year, but cannot be definitively linked to the California drought, according to a report released Monday. In the report, published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 20 research teams explored the causes of 16 extreme weather events recorded in 2013, including torrential downpours in Colorado, heat waves in Korea and Australia and a blizzard in South Dakota. The studies overwhelmingly showed that human-caused climate change played a role in the heat waves, in some cases making them 10 times more likely. But the report...
  • Australia Heat Wave Is Tied to Climate Change

    09/29/2014 4:30:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 29, 2014 | By JUSTIN GILLIS
    The savage heat waves that struck Australia in 2013 were almost certainly a direct consequence of the human release of greenhouse gases, researchers said Monday. It is perhaps the most definitive statement climate scientists have made that ties a specific weather event to global warming. Five groups of researchers, using distinct methods, analyzed the heat that baked Australia for much of last year and continued into 2014. All five came to the conclusion that last year’s heat waves could not have been as severe without the long-term climatic warming caused by human activity. “When we look at the heat across...
  • Capitalism Is Clean(er) (Seattle's socialist Kshama Sawant married into Microsoft money)

    09/28/2014 3:55:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/28/14 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Strange thing about Flood Wall Street, the financial-district protest that followed the People’s Climate March: Nobody had much to say about the climate — what they came to talk about was capitalism. “Stop Capitalism,” “End Capitalism,” “Capitalism Kills,” the placards read. Kshama Sawant, the socialist Seattle city-council member who funds her crusade against capitalism by being married to a man with Microsoft money, called for a “radical, militant” movement linking environmental concerns to such traditional socialist enterprises as heavy government intervention into targeted industries, including energy and transportation. Question: What happened to the environment the last time people with radically...
  • Bill Whittle: Socialism - The Loch Ness Monster of Politics

    09/26/2014 7:38:16 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    truthrevolt.org ^ | 9-26-2014 | Bill Whittle
    Hi everybody. I’m Bill Whittle and this is the Firewall. Ah, Progressives! You really have to – well, not admire them exactly – but if not admire them then at least grant them a grudging respect for the tenacity of their beliefs. Unfortunately for them, the Socialist utopia is a Cryptid, which, according to Wikipedia’s serviceable definition, is “a creature whose existence has been suggested but has not been discovered or documented by the scientific community.” Here’s another example of a cryptid: it’s called the Loch Ness Monster. Like the socialist utopia, the Loch Ness Monster requires a lot of...
  • Clinton Promises World Without Profits

    09/25/2014 11:15:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2014 | John Ransom
    Democrats convened their real presidential convention for 2016 a bit early. In NYC.At the U.N. In what is becoming a proxy for what the public believes is the Democrat National Committee, the media, world government organizations and activists who think that some small, few men should decide what every other man gets to have—or not have—met in public and private in New York City this week. They harangued and proselytized, raised money and “awareness” in a purely show-business attempt to re-set the agenda off their failed policies.If only by sheer volume of their arguments, they have tried to convince America...
  • California to expand contraceptive coverage, eliminate co-pays

    09/26/2014 3:12:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 26, 2014 | By Bob Egelko
    Health insurance policies in California will have to cover all federally approved contraceptives for women by 2016 without charging copayments under legislation signed this week by Gov. Jerry Brown, countering trends in other states and the U.S. Supreme Court. The bill, SB1053 by Sen. Holly Wanker, D-Los Angeles, expands state laws that required coverage for most birth-control drugs and devices approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The new law mandates coverage for all FDA-approved contraception, prohibits co-payments and includes managed-care Medi-Cal plans, which are not expressly covered by current laws.
  • Groundhog dropped by de Blasio died a week later

    09/25/2014 4:58:49 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/25/14 | Joe Tacopino, Carl Campanile and Natalie O'Neill
    Mayor de Blasio has groundhog blood on his hands! A week after Hizzoner dropped Staten Island Chuck in front of a crowd of spectators on Feb. 2, the winter-weather prognosticator died of internal injuries — and then the coverup began, The Post has learned. Staten Island Zoo officials went to great lengths to hide the death from the public and keep secret the fact that “Chuck” was actually “Charlotte,” a female imposter, sources said Wednesday. The stand-in was found dead in her enclosure at the Staten Island Zoo on Feb. 9 — and a necropsy determined she died from “acute...
  • New Cuban colognes honor Guevara and Chavez

    09/24/2014 10:00:24 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 25, 2014 | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ
    HAVANA — Call it "Eau de Revolution." Cuba's biggest producer of natural products has come up with a pair of colognes for the discerning supporter of international socialism who wants something more than just the iconic "Che" T-shirt. A woodsy and refreshing citric scent with notes of talcum powder called "Ernesto" honors guerrilla leader Ernesto "Che" Guevara. For those seeking something softer and fruitier, there's a blend with hints of mango and papaya called "Hugo," for the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
  • Poll: Californians Divided on ACA, Rate Regulation Ballot Initiative

    09/24/2014 1:35:41 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    California Healthline ^ | September 24, 2014
    Californians remain split in their views of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California. According to the poll, 42% of respondents viewed the ACA favorably -- down slightly from May. Meanwhile, 46% of respondents had an unfavorable view of the law. The poll, conducted between Sept. 8 and Sept. 15, included responses from 1,702 California adults, including 1,321 registered voters and 916 likely voters.
  • Obamacare Website Costs Exceed $2 Billion, Study Finds

    09/24/2014 1:26:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Bloomberg | September 24, 2014 | By Alex Wayne
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  • Obama’s approval rating falls in deep-blue states

    09/24/2014 10:55:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 24, 2014 | By Justin Sink
    Just weeks after President Obama's approval rating hit record lows in the liberal bastion of California, a new survey shows the president in trouble in another deep blue state: New York. Only 39 percent of registered New York voters surveyed in a Marist College poll said Obama is doing an "excellent" or "good" job, the lowest level for Obama in the poll since the beginning of his presidency. Sixty-one percent of survey respondents judged Obama as doing a "fair" or "poor" job in office.
  • Climate Movement Drops Mask, Admits Communist Agenda

    09/24/2014 6:36:11 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9-23-14 | zombie
    Communists along with a few environmental groups staged a “People’s Climate Rally” in Oakland, California on Sunday, September 21, in conjunction with the larger “People’s Climate March” in New York City on the same day. Wait — did I say communists? Isn’t that a bit of an exaggeration? Well…no. At the New York event, many people noticed that gee, there sure are a lot of communists at this march. But in Oakland — always on the cutting edge — the entire “climate change” movement at last fully, irrevocably and overtly embraced communism as its stated goal. Any concerns about “optics”...
  • Vulnerable Kansas Senator: We Are Heading Toward 'National Socialism'

    09/23/2014 5:54:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | September 23, 2014 | Dylan Scott
    Incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), who is facing an unexpectedly fierce challenge for re-election, warned Monday at a campaign stop that the United States is heading for "national socialism." It's not clear whether Roberts intended to make a reference to Nazism or simply meant to invoke the run of the mill looming specter of socialism. American Bridge, the liberal opposition research group that tracks Republican candidates, posted the video of Roberts's remarks at a Dodge City event. "There's a palpable fear among Kansans all across this state that the America that we love and cherish and honor will not be...
  • President Obama Declares Climate Change Defining Threat of the Century

    09/23/2014 2:16:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 23, 2014 | By Devin Dwyer
    Even as he battles ISIS and Ebola, President Obama today declared climate change the threat that will “define the contours of this century more than any other.” “Climate is changing faster than our efforts to address it. The alarm bells keep ringing. Our citizens keep marching. We cannot pretend we don’t hear them,” Obama told delegates at the U.N. Climate Summit in New York, referencing the massive demonstrations over the past few days. “We have to tackle this global threat before it’s too late.”
  • Socialist Climate Change Dreams Falling Apart

    09/23/2014 4:20:19 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 27 replies
    According to Pat Sajak you can always tell which side has been rallying based on how much trash has been left behind. Tea Party groups are known for leaving their rally grounds spotless. Leftist groups are known for leaving behind heaps of trash. Sunday’s climate change rally in New York ahead of a major UN conference on the subject was no different. Climate change extremists spent the afternoon trying scare people into believing the sky is falling, meanwhile they simply tossed all their trash in the street for someone else to pick up. The rally brought out all sorts of...
  • Why Hillary’s Alinsky Letters Matter

    09/22/2014 4:43:54 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    National Review -- the Corner ^ | 9-22-14 | Stanley Kurtz
    Alana Goodman’s revelation at the Washington Free Beacon of previously unknown correspondence between Hillary Clinton and Saul Alinsky shows that Clinton has not been honest about her far-left past. The lost Alinsky letters also remind us of what we ought to know but have forgotten: Hillary is not “Clintonian.” While Bill and Hillary have worked, schemed, and governed as a couple for decades, Hillary has always been to the left of Bill. As president, she would govern more like Obama than like her husband. Hillary Clinton was the Elizabeth Warren of her day, the leader of the left-wing of the...
  • Clorox exits Venezuela citing govt restrictions

    09/22/2014 12:09:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 22, 2014 9:47 AM EDT
    Clorox is shutting down all operations in Venezuela, citing restrictions by the government, supply disruptions and economic uncertainty. […] The consumer products company said that for almost three years its affiliate, Corporación Clorox de Venezuela S.A., had to sell more than two-thirds of its products at prices frozen by the Venezuelan government. Over that same time span, there was a sharp rise in inflation that resulted in significantly higher costs for Clorox. …
  • BOOK: USA SPENDING 30 TIMES MORE PER CAPITA THAN CHINA ON SOCIAL PROGRAMS

    09/22/2014 11:21:46 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 22, 2014 | By Robert Wilde
    Financial expert and author, Joe Hoft, told Breitbart News Executive Chairman, Stephen K. Bannon, that America’s exorbitant spending on social programs is a disaster waiting to happen, on par with or greater than the bank meltdown in 2008. Appearing on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot to discuss his book , Falling Eagle Rising Tiger, Hoft explained that when the Great Depression paralyzed America in the 1930’s, President Franklin Roosevelt did not let the crisis go to waste and pushed for social change with his New Deal. Joe, the identical twin brother of the controversial purveyor of Gateway Pundit,...
  • John Day pamphlets

    09/20/2014 5:33:16 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 4 replies
    John Day Pamphlet Series | 1932-34
    I have found this series to be intriguing, now that I own one. This pamphlet series is 45 publications long, it ran from 1932 to 1934. They are as follows: (author, title) 1: Rebecca West, Arnold Bennett Himself 2: Stuart Chase, Out of the Depression--and After: A Prophecy 3: Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin, The New Russian Policy: June 23, 1931 4: Norman Edwin Himes, The Truth about Birth Control: With a Bibliography of Birth Control Literature 5: Walter Lippmann, Notes on the Crisis 6: Charles Austin Beard,The Myth of Rugged American Individualism 7: Rexford Guy Tugwell, Mr. Hoover's Economic Policy 8:...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Alex Salmond resigns hours after Scotland votes no to independence

    09/19/2014 8:55:10 AM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 112 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 19 September 2014 | Tom McTague & Matt Chorley
    Alex Salmond this afternoon dramatically quit as Scotland's First Minister after voters rejected independence in yesterday's referendum. The First Minister said he would stand down in November to let the next generation take over the fight to lead Scotland out of the Union. Mr Salmond announced his departure at a press conference this afternoon. He said his 'party, Parliament and country' would benefit from 'new leadership'. But he fired a warning shot at David Cameron not to go back on his promise to transfer sweeping new powers to Holyrood within six months.
  • Why are homeschooled kids so annoying?

    09/19/2014 7:54:07 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 85 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | April 22, 2012 | Dwija Borobia
    About a year ago, when I first started considering taking my kids out of public school, I wasn’t met with the kind of incredulous questioning that I expected after suggesting something so reckless and foolhardy. For the most part people were excited and supportive and helpful. Many thought we were already homeschooling, in fact. What surprised me most though is that folks who were concerned about the prudence of such a decision weren’t worried that my children might not learn enough or the the right things. They didn’t wonder how my kids would know how to be quiet when they...
  • Get College Credit For Going Socialist ... And Recruiting Others

    09/18/2014 2:46:41 PM PDT · by absentee · 6 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 9/18/14 | Caleb Howe
    It is a long-standing and often repeated lament on the right that academia and college campuses are self-declared enemies of conservative thinking broadly, and the Republican party specifically, and in a treacherous but overt and unrepentant manner. So it comes as no surprise to website The College Fix that some colleges are offering course credit for promoting socialist causes and participating in socialist recruitment on campus. Not a surprise, but still an outrage. Young Democratic Socialists (YDS) are coordinating with administrators to help YDS Leader program participants get college credit for their activities. According to The Fix, activities which...
  • W.Va. Democrat staffer hangs out the “Jews and Christians not welcome” sign

    09/18/2014 8:35:54 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/18/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Push them to decide, make them show their real face and Democrats will line up against America every time. It’s usually the kids that speak out of turn. You know, the three year old who runs around the Thanksgiving table spewing four letter words; the same ones he hears at home. The Democrat Party is loaded with “kids” of all ages who don’t understand why Democrats get elected. They think their candidates remain in office by telling the truth to people. They think Democrats stand up and talk about socialism and hatred for Israel, America and capitalism to get elected....
  • Socialist Failure: French Government Faces Second No Confidence Vote in Six Months

    09/17/2014 5:54:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    Second No Confidence Vote in Six Months In spite of the fact the Socialist party holds a majority of just 1 in the 577-seat lower house, French prime minister Manual Valls hopes to stabilize things with a Second No Confidence Vote in Six Months. Mr Valls could see a narrowing of his majority compared with the vote when he was first appointed prime minister at the end of March after a big socialist loss in local elections. Then he won by a margin of 306 votes to 239 against, with 26 abstentions. “Valls is politically and economically archaic. He is...
  • SELF-EXAMINATION: Are You to Blame for America’s Demise?

    09/15/2014 8:17:53 AM PDT · by Clintons-B-Gone · 33 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | September 15, 2014 | R.G. Yoho
    There’s no doubt this column will anger many of you; however, I also think each one of us must occasionally ask ourselves if our beliefs and actions are not contributing to the ultimate demise of our precious nation. Therefore, I have compiled the following list of items that are increasingly responsible for the undermining of America’s great heritage and traditions. These items are not in any particular order. And they are by no means exhaustive. But I must say this: If you truly believe any more than a couple of the things listed below, then you need to dare to...
  • Audubon predicts climate change will shrink bird ranges

    09/14/2014 6:55:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Scranton Times-Tribune ^ | September 14, 2014 | by BRENDAN GIBBONS
    By 2080, birds like the northern saw-whet owl, the scarlet tanager and the Baltimore oriole could all but disappear from Pennsylvania. Climate change is expected to shrink and shift northward the ranges of these and hundreds of other species across North America, according to a groundbreaking National Audubon Society study. Citizen science was crucial to this report. Audubon scientists relied on tens of thousands of observations from the U.S. Geological Survey’s North American Breeding Bird Survey, along with Aubudon’s own Christmas Bird Count. It combined these observations with historical climate data and climate changes predicted in the Intergovernmental Panel on...
  • U.S. jobless claims rise unexpectedly, but still at pre-recession levels

    09/11/2014 5:46:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 11, 2014 | By Lucia Mutikani
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but that probably does not signal a material shift in labor market conditions as claims remain near their pre-recession levels. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 315,000 for the week ended Sept. 6, the highest level since late June, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims for the prior week were revised to show 2,000 more applications received than previously reported.
  • ObamaCare's Circular Firing Squad

    09/09/2014 3:46:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | September 9, 2014 | Editorial
    Health Wars: As ObamaCare's failures mount, the giant health care companies are busy attacking each other instead of the misbegotten health law. Democrats must be delighted. Earlier this month, the New Hampshire insurance department decided not to force Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to include Frisbie Memorial Hospital in its ObamaCare network. Frisbie CEO Al Felgar had blasted Anthem for excluding the hospital, griping that it was "all about profit." Welcome to health care ObamaCare style, where the hospitals attack the insurance companies, the insurance companies attack drug companies, the drug industry attacks hospitals, and doctors attack all of...
  • Climate change could lead to raging infernos: 200% rise in forest fires by 2090

    09/08/2014 4:39:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 8, 2014 | By ELLIE ZOLFAGHARIFART
    FULL TITLE: Climate change could lead to raging infernos throughout Europe: Scientists predict 200% rise in forest fires by 2090. Climate change is expected to contribute to a 'dramatic increase' in forest fires in Europe, according to a new study. The research claims that increased temperatures and longer droughts will create a 200 per cent increase in raging forest infernos by 2090. However, preventive fires could keep that increase to below 50 per cent, the Austrian scientists claim.
  • $60 Million For 34 States To Boost Obamacare Enrollment

    09/08/2014 4:10:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | September 8, 2014 | By Phil Galewitz
    Two Planned Parenthood chapters, two United Way organizations, a food bank association and a Catholic hospital system are among 90 nonprofit groups that will receive a total of $60 million to help people sign up for health insurance, the Department of Health and Human Services announced today. Planned Parenthood chapters in Montana and Iowa received grants totaling about $500,000. Ascension Health, the nation’s largest Catholic hospital system, won a $241,000 grant to help people in Kansas. The Ohio Association of Food Banks will receive a $2.1 million grant. Florida Covering Kids & Families, based at the University of South Florida,...
  • Venezuelan socialism accomplishes the impossible, starts importing oil

    09/08/2014 8:03:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/08/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The country claiming the world’s largest oil reserves is now reduced to importing oil. Walter Russell Meade of The American Interest compiles the information: The management acumen of Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro continues to amaze. Reuters: Algeria is in talks to export crude oil to fellow OPEC member Venezuela, Algerian Energy Minister Youcef Yousfi said on Tuesday, confirming a Reuters report. Last week, a document from Venezuela’s state-run energy company PDVSA seen by Reuters showed Venezuela was considering importing crude oil for the first time and could use Algerian light crude as blending stock to boost sales of its own...
  • Detroit, the showcase of liberal governance where fire stations use soda cans as warning devices

    09/06/2014 10:44:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/6/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The argument against liberals ever being in charge of our lives can be reduced to a single word: Detroit. Detroit has fallen from its position as one of the greatest cities in America at the beginning of the 1950s to a perfect reminder of what liberal Democrats will do when given enough power and enough time to show who they really are. “The Motor City” had an unbroken succession of liberal Democrat mayors for more than 40 years and each of these men has contributed to the steady decline of their city. Acting in concert with greedy unions these mayors...
  • Antisemitism Explained From An Objectivist Perspective

    09/05/2014 7:27:40 PM PDT · by Misterioso · 10 replies
    The Brussels Journal ^ | August 3, 2014 | Nikolaas de Jong
    It is common knowledge --at least for part of the right-- that resentment of Israel is merely an extension of Western self-hatred. We know that Israel is hated by the Arab world and many of the “have nots” of the postmodern age, because the fact that it is the only democracy and successful economy in the Middle East serves as a constant and unwelcome reminder to these countries that their problems cannot simply be blamed on the Western colonial legacy, and that, on the contrary, there is a fundamental flaw in their mentality and culture. For the same reason, the...
  • U.S. Job Growth Slips in August After Months of Bigger Gains

    09/05/2014 6:31:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 5, 2014 | By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ
    American employers hired at a surprisingly weak pace in August, even as the unemployment rate fell slightly, the Labor Department said Friday. Economists, along with politicians, have been hoping to see a significant rebound in the participation rate as unemployment drops and hiring picks up, but progress on this front has failed to materialize.
  • State cuts 2015 'Obamacare' rate hikes by more than 50 percent (New York)

    09/04/2014 5:19:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | September 4, 2014 | By James T. Mulder
    Syracuse, N.Y. -- Rate increases requested by health insurers offering "Obamacare" coverage through the New York's health insurance exchange have been cut by more than 50 percent. The state Department of Financial Services said today insurers offering individual coverage on the exchange had asked for an average increase of 12.5 percent for 2015. The department reduced the average increase to 5.7 percent. The state's action was praised by a consumer group and criticized by the insurance industry. "This is great news for consumers and small employers alike," said Elisabeth Benjamin, a co-founder of Health Care for All New York, a...
  • An essential lesson for SEIU and all Americans on what happens when you raise the minimum wage

    09/04/2014 10:21:41 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 16 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-09-04 | Benjamin Weingarten
    "The question is not whether we wish to see everybody as well off as possible. Among men of goodwill such an aim can be taken for granted. The real question concerns the proper means of achieving it. And in trying to answer this we must never lose sight of a few elementary truisms. We cannot distribute more wealth than is created. We cannot in the long run pay labor as a whole more than it produces."
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT UNITED STATES HISTORY EXAM REWRITE:THE FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICA!

    09/04/2014 10:10:12 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 37 replies
    Vanity | 9/2/2014 | NEW HANOVER COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
    Please read the document below to fully grasp the nature and magnitude of the "problems" in the GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS and "education" in America today! They're REWRITING OUR HISTORY -- AGAIN!!!! This is ESPECIALLY for you parents who, after scrimping and saving for years to send your offspring to "prestigious" colleges and universities, are dismayed that they come back to you filled with ideas so foreign to you that you suspect that they had instead gone to Moscow's Patrice Lumumba University! (Hint: They might have been better off if they had.) The good folks in Charleston are trying to halt this...
  • Venezuelan Socialist Party swaps God for Chavez in new prayer

    09/03/2014 9:45:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Buenos Aires Herald ^ | September 2, 2014
    A member of Venezuela's Socialist Party has rolled out a variation of the classic Christian "Lord's Prayer" to implore beloved late leader Hugo Chavez for protection from the evils of capitalism. "Our Chavez who art in heaven, the earth, the sea and we delegates," red-shirted delegate Maria Estrella Uribe recited yesterday at the PSUV party Congress. "Hallowed be your name, may your legacy come to us so we can spread it to people here and elsewhere. Give us your light to guide us every day," she said in front of an image of Chavez. "Lead us not into the temptation...
  • At the trough

    09/03/2014 9:14:34 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 2 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 9/3/14 | Steve Berman
    “There’s a sucker born every minute” A phrase of unknown origin—usually associated with P.T. Barnum, of Barnum & Bailey Circus fame.  Barnum would never have called his patrons “suckers”, as he always wanted to give them their money’s worth, as long as he made money doing it.  There’s only two levers to pull in making money:  take in more, or spend less.  Since Barnum’s day, this has not changed. The notable exception is government.  At all levels, but especially the federal government, they add weights and counterbalances to the levers of business, and expect business to simply keep pulling the...
  • In Maryland, a Soviet-Style Punishment for a Novelist

    09/02/2014 8:35:52 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 32 replies
    A 23-year-old teacher at a Cambridge, Maryland, middle school has been placed on leave and—in the words of a local news report—"taken in for an emergency medical evaluation" for publishing, under a pseudonym, a novel about a school shooting. The novelist, Patrick McLaw, an eighth-grade language-arts teacher at the Mace's Lane Middle School, was placed on leave by the Dorchester County Board of Education, and is being investigated by the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office, according to news reports from Maryland's Eastern Shore. The novel, by the way, is set 900 years in the future. Sheriff Phillips told the newspaper that,...
  • Behind the Sinking of the Lusitania

    09/02/2014 8:11:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    About how America became involved in certain wars, many conspiracy theories have been advanced -- and some have been proved correct. When James K. Polk got his declaration of war as Mexico had "shed American blood upon the American soil," Rep. Abraham Lincoln demanded to know the exact spot where it had happened. And did the Spanish really blow up the battleship Maine in Havana Harbor, the casus belli for the Spanish-American War? The Gulf of Tonkin Incident, involving U.S. destroyers Maddox and C. Turner Joy, remains in dispute. But charges that North Vietnamese patrol boats had attacked U.S. warships...
  • Venezuelans Don't Like The Idea Of Being Fingerprinted Just To Buy Groceries

    08/30/2014 10:20:43 AM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 8-30-2014 | Alexandra Ulmer
    Alexandra Ulmer, Reuters August 29, 2014 CARACAS (Reuters) - A government plan to combat Venezuela's food shortages by fingerprinting shoppers in grocery stores has sparked a backlash ranging from violent street protests to social media campaigns ridiculing the idea. Shoppers have for more than a year struggled to find basic goods including cooking oil, powdered milk and corn flour as well as detergent, shampoo and diapers. Apart from a short supply of dollars for imports, the shortages have been blamed on heavy subsidies that allow shoppers to stock up on staples and resell them in neighboring Colombia or on the...
  • Obama: GOP captive to ideologically rigid group

    08/30/2014 7:01:44 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 35 replies
    CNS Bews ^ | 08/29/2014 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    President Barack Obama on Friday blamed dysfunction in Congress on a Republican Party he said is captive to an ideologically rigid, unproductive and cynical faction, urging like-minded Democrats to show up for November's midterm elections. Addressing Democratic donors at a fundraiser in Rhode Island and another in New York, Obama said Republicans had realized that blocking all progress led Americans to become cynical about government. Republicans consider that "a pretty good thing" because they don't believe in government to begin with, Obama said. "It doesn't have to be that way," Obama said during a barbecue in Purchase, New York. "There...
  • It Begins: "Central Banks Should Hand Consumers Cash Directly"

    08/28/2014 6:53:33 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 55 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/26/2014 | Tyler Durden
    ... The reasoning was very simple: in a country (and world) drowning with debt, there are only two options to extinguish said debt: inflate it away or default. Anything else is kicking the can while making the problem even worse. ... Moments ago a stunning article appearing in the "Foreign Affairs" publication of the influential and policy-setting Council of Foreign Relations, titled "Print Less but Transfer More: Why Central Banks Should Give Money Directly to the People." ... In it we read the now conventional admission of failure by Keynesians, who however, unwilling to actually admit they have been wrong,...
  • Obamacare: Does Covered California really have you covered?

    08/28/2014 6:18:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | August 27, 2014 | By Emily Bazar
    A worrisome trend is emerging among some Californians who thought they were safe and secure under Covered California: Their plans are being canceled without consent and sometimes without notice. Take Ricki Manahan, who lives in Truckee near Lake Tahoe. Manahan and her husband signed up for an Anthem Blue Cross plan from Covered California early this year. They paid their premiums but out of nowhere last month, the couple received new insurance cards in the mail for Medi-Cal, the state's Medicaid program, which provides publicly funded insurance to low-income residents. A growing number of Californians with Covered California plans are...
  • Anti-stress law moves step closer in Germany

    08/28/2014 12:23:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 26 Aug 2014 14:47 CET
    Germany’s Labor Minister Andrea Nahles has given her backing to an anti-stress law, announcing a study into workers’ mental health on Tuesday. Nahles told the Rheinische Post newspaper that she had commissioned the Federal Institute for Health and Safety at Work to come up with a report on the feasibility of a possible law to protect workers from stress caused by smartphones and constant contact with their bosses. “There is an undeniable link between having to be constantly available [for work] and the rise in mental illnesses,” she said, but she added it would be a challenge to implement any...
  • CBO revises estimate, warns U.S. economic growth will underwhelm in 2014

    08/27/2014 1:35:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/27/2014 | Noah Rothman
    The Congressional Budget Office released a bit of a good news/bad news report on Wednesday regarding the state of the U.S. economy and federal budget. In the bad news column, CBO projected 2014’s GDP growth at just 1.5 percent. The report blamed this revision on “the surprising economic weakness in the first half of the year.” In early June, the International Monetary Fund projected the United States to grow by just 2 percent this year, revising its own estimate down from a previously anticipated 2.7 percent GDP expansion. This report is not likely to be warmly greeted by the...