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  • What is Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal’? It’s Utter Crapitalism

    11/18/2018 6:52:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Earlier this week, the newly-elected Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dropped by Rep. Nancy Pelosi's Capitol Hill office. She was not there to say hello to her new colleague but to show support for a group of environmentalists hosting a sit-in in the potential Speaker of the House's workspace. The move rankled party leadership and consultants. But what exactly was Representative-elect Ocasio-Cortez showing support for? It was the "Green New Deal", a massive overhaul spending plan of the United States' economy in an effort to supposedly combat climate change. According to Politico, Ocasio-Cortez met with members from the Sunrise Movement, a nationwide...
  • So, Who Are the Real Fascists?

    11/18/2018 7:41:25 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/18/18 | Ray DiLorenzo
    Who wants massive government control of every important facet of your life? Who wants more control over the 'free enterprise' system, free healthcare, limits on free speech, gun confiscation, UN interference? Who is aligned with the masked and violent When a political party in the United States no longer believes in the ideals in which their nation was founded, when a political party expresses dissatisfaction with its nation’s Constitution, when a political party pushes Socialism (a system of government that has never been successful in history), when a political party ignores its own immigration laws to allow millions of migrants...
  • Romney signals anti-warming push

    11/17/2018 4:31:50 PM PST · by House Atreides · 107 replies
    Ev&bE News ^ | Hannah Northey and Geof Koss
    Utah Sen.-elect Mitt Romney signaled he may focus on climate change when he's sworn in in January. In a brief interview with E&E News yesterday, the former Republican presidential nominee said he sees climate change as a "critical area." ....snip Last year, Romney told college students in St. Louis that he was "concerned about the anti-scientific attitude" expressed by some of his Republican colleagues and that he was convinced humanity has played a part in global warming (Climatewire, Oct. 3). "I happen to believe that there is climate change, and I think humans contribute to it in a substantial way,...
  • Dozens arrested after climate protest blocks five London bridges

    11/17/2018 11:25:45 AM PST · by Simon Green · 41 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/17/18 | Matthew Taylor
    Eighty-five people have been arrested as thousands of demonstrators occupied five bridges in central London to voice their concern over the looming climate crisis. Protesters, including families and pensioners, began massing on five of London’s main bridges from 10am on Saturday. An hour later, all the crossings had been blocked in one of the biggest acts of peaceful civil disobedience in the UK in decades. Some people locked themselves together, while others linked arms and sang songs. By 2pm the blockade of Southwark Bridge had been abandoned and protesters moved from there to Blackfriars Bridge, where organisers said they were...
  • John Kerry: Europe must tackle climate change or face migration chaos

    11/16/2018 8:24:05 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 15, 2018 | by Patrick Wintour, Diplomatic editor
    Europe faces even deeper political turmoil and the possibility of mass migration from Africa unless the world urgently addresses the threat of climate change, the former US secretary of state John Kerry said on Thursday. In the discussion with the Observer Kerry said: “We are heading for catastrophe unless we respond to some life-threatening challenges very rapidly. We have a climate-denying president that pulls us out of the the Paris climate change agreement at a time when literally every day matters. “Europe is already crushed under this transformation that is taking place due to migration. In Germany Angela Merkel is...
  • Opinion: If celebrity victims of climate change can’t silence the deniers, who can?

    11/16/2018 8:13:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 14, 2018 | vy Zoe Williams
    "Wildfires don’t care about wealth or status,” began the New York Times this week, describing the celebrity homes obliterated by fire in California. But what the report didn’t add, leaving it instead to Neil Young’s website, was that climate change cares even less. As President Trump took time out of his busy schedule protecting his hair and insulting the French to blame poor forest management, Young laid it on the line: “As a matter of fact this is not a forest fire that rages on as I write this. We are vulnerable because of climate change.” Nothing brings the environment...
  • Red Britain Looms

    11/16/2018 5:34:58 AM PST · by Salman · 28 replies
    City Journal ^ | November 15, 2018 | Theodore Dalrymple
    Thanks to the current imbroglio over Brexit, Britain could soon be Venezuela without the oil or the warm weather. The stunning incompetence of the last two Tory prime ministers, David Cameron and Theresa May, might result in a Labour government, one led by Jeremy Corbyn, a man who has long admired Hugo Chavez for having reminded him—though not the people of Venezuela—what governments can do for the poor and the achievement of social justice. Corbyn’s second in command, John McDonnell, would, as Chancellor of the Exchequer, be in charge of the economy. Only five years ago, he said that the...
  • Port Authority Bus Terminal closed due to snowstorm overcrowding

    11/15/2018 5:10:09 PM PST · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    NYPost ^ | November 15, 2018
    The Port Authority Bus Terminal is so crowded with commuters waiting for buses amid a massive winter storm that the agency is blocking any more people from entering, officials said. Officials closed the doors to the facility at about 5:15 p.m. because so many passengers are waiting for buses that aren’t heading in or out. “We’re recommending passengers take trains back to NJ due to weather causing bus delays,” said a PA spokesman. The agency even tweeted that riders should find other ways to get home.
  • Sanders to introduce bill to force Walmart to pay $15 minimum wage

    11/15/2018 7:25:53 AM PST · by kevcol · 68 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 14, 2018 | Sean Higgins
    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., will introduce legislation Thursday with Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., intended to force Walmart to pay workers at least $15 an hour. The bill would institute fines for corporations that buy back their own stock unless they set their workers' base pay at that level. "Last year, 4 members of the Walton family of Walmart made $12.7 billion in 1 day. It would take a full-time Walmart worker making $11/hr over 653,000 years to make that much. Thursday, @RepRoKhanna and I are introducing legislation to make Walmart pay its workers a living wage,"
  • No blue wave, but a tsunami of hate

    11/14/2018 4:54:18 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 13 Nov, 2018 | Brigitte Gabriel
    In the early evening following the midterm elections, Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s wife was home alone when she suddenly became startled by a loud thumping at her door. The thumping came from a group of Antifa radicals, whose desire it was to strike terror into the hearts of Mr. Carlson’s family. Susan Carlson ran upstairs as the mob of vigilantes that CNN prefers to refer to as “protesters,” screamed disgusting threats at the Carlson residence, spray-painted the driveway and continued to try to force entry through the front door, which they broke. The only thing seemingly missing from this...
  • How ZTE helps Venezuela create China-style social control

    11/14/2018 11:34:26 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 14, 2018 | By ANGUS BERWICK
    Chinese telecoms giant ZTE is helping Venezuela build a system that monitors citizen behavior through a new identification card. The "fatherland card," already used by the government to track voting, worries many in Venezuela and beyond. At the headquarters of Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp, they learned how China, using smart cards, was developing a system that would help Beijing track social, political and economic behavior. Using vast databases to store information gathered with the card’s use, a government could monitor everything from a citizen’s personal finances to medical history and voting activity. As part of a $70 million government...
  • Climate change may be dissolving the ocean floor. Here's why we should be worried.

    11/14/2018 11:07:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 14, 2018 | By Shoshana Wodinsky
    From heat waves to severe storms and wildfires, the effects of climate change are visible all around us - and new research suggests that the impact of a warming world extends all the way to the bottom of the ocean. A study published Oct. 29 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that high levels of carbon dioxide - the heat-trapping greenhouse gas that is a key contributor to Earth's warming climate - have made parts of the North Atlantic Ocean and the Southern Ocean so acidic that the chalky white mineral that makes up the...
  • Scientists behind ocean warming study say errors were made

    11/14/2018 10:59:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | November 14, 2018 | by Laura Smith-Spark
    Scientists behind a study that found the world's oceans were warming faster than previously believed have said their work contained errors, which means they cannot reach conclusions with such certainty. The issues "do not invalidate the study's methodology or the new insights into ocean biogeochemistry on which it is based," said co-author Ralph Keeling. But they do mean the scientists must redo their calculations. Since publication, two problems had come, Keeling said, one of them related to incorrectly treating systematic errors in the measurements of oxygen. "We expect the combined effect of these two corrections to have a small impact...
  • Sperm don't like heat, so climate change could damage male fertility, study says

    11/14/2018 10:53:28 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    USA Today | November 13, 2018 | by Doyle Rice
    LINK ONLY per posting guidelines: https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/science/2018/11/13/climate-change-could-damage-sperm-and-thus-male-fertility/1990220002/
  • Barbara McCarthy: 'I love America - but its attitude to guns is terrifying' (hurl alert)

    11/12/2018 2:50:53 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 71 replies
    Irish Independent ^ | November 12th 2018 | Barbara McCarthy
    When I was in a liquor store not far from Thousand Oaks, California, a few months back, a guy came up to the counter with his shirt half over his head and what I perceived as a gun protruding underneath it. I'm slightly (insanely) paranoid, so I ran out with my daughter in her pram, leaving my purchases on the counter, and legged it across the street. My daughter was wondering why we didn't get her apple juice, and I was vexed I didn't have my Mexican beers after my ordeal. You can't but be jumpy. There are up to...
  • Antifa Protestor Who Helped Storm Tucker Carlson's House Provides Details In New OpEd

    11/11/2018 9:12:44 AM PST · by rktman · 38 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/10/2018 | Beth Baumann
    After the Antifa group "Smash Racism DC" showed up outside the home of Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Wednesday night, one of the participants decided to give us their side of the story. Here's Alan Pyke's first-hand account of took place, which was originally written for ThinkProgress (emphasis mine): oped at link What this guy is saying is that the protestors who showed up outside of Carlson's home were "peaceful." If that was the case then they wouldn't show up at night, when Carlson was set to do his show and some wouldn't deface private property. If they were trying...
  • K-12: Dear Abby, Here Are The Two Big Reasons Why Kids Lack Motivation

    11/10/2018 4:25:35 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 29, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    A mother in Chicago wrote for help: “Dear Abby: All of my grown children are underachievers. When contemporaries talk about their children getting jobs, getting married, having kids, going on vacation, buying a house/car, I have nothing to contribute. My children do not have lives; they work low-paying jobs and scrape by. Worse, they have no ambition to do better.” Dear Abby responded with little insight: “Your children are adults. If they were motivated, they would be doing more with their lives than scraping by. Be glad they are independent and have good relationships with each other—it’s a plus, and...
  • Socialism Is the ‘Leeching’ of Our Time

    11/10/2018 10:45:56 AM PST · by Thalean · 23 replies
    American Greatness ^ | Nov 9, 2018 | Spencer P Morrison
    Published in 1818, Horace Smith’s “Ozymandias” imagines a London long-since abandoned—the English civilization is gone. Collapsed. The city is a new Rome. A half-forgotten memory like Babylon. Troy. "…We wonder—and some Hunter may express Wonder like ours, when thro’ the wilderness Where London stood, holding the Wolf in chase, He meets some fragment huge, and stops to guess What powerful but unrecorded race Once dwelt in that annihilated place." Perhaps this is London’s destiny—perhaps it’s ours too. After all, many of America’s greatest cities are decaying before our very eyes. Consider Detroit. Its population plummeted by 63 percent since 1950,...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Says She Doesn’t Have Congresswoman’s Salary Yet. (‘How Do I Get An Apartment?’)

    11/09/2018 4:13:05 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 146 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Molly Prince
    Democratic socialist and Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York announced Thursday that issues like finding an apartment in Washington, D.C., before receiving her congressional salary are “very real.” “I have three months without a salary before I’m a member of Congress, so how do I get an apartment?” Ocasio-Cortez said to The New York Times. “Those little things are very real.” However, she noted that she and her partner have been saving money since before leaving her job as a bartender in New York.
  • Trump Honors Victims of Communism: More than 100 million killed under communist regimes

    11/08/2018 2:58:39 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 8, 2018 5:00 am | Bill Gertz
    President Trump marked a national observance on Wednesday for the millions victims who died as a result of international communism. "On the National Day for the Victims of Communism, we honor the memory of the more than 100 million people who have been killed and persecuted by communist totalitarian regimes," the president said in a White House statement. "We also reaffirm our steadfast support for those who strive for peace, prosperity, and freedom around the world." Communism, or Marxism-Leninism, is a political ideology whose adherents first seized power during the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. Often referred to by the...