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  • SSI took away my rights and made me too poor to survive

    12/06/2016 7:54:49 AM PST · by mainestategop · 15 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    The following is an email from Mark Nugent of Sacramento california who at the age of 16 was forced into the mental health system against his will, branded mentally ill, stripped of his trust fund by his liberal parents and forced on SSI. The SSI program was originally intended for those liberals branded too old or too stupid to work. It pays very little, about $695 a month and to receive it one must not hold assets or property worth more than $2000.  People with disabilities who receive SSI [Supplemental Security Income] payments continue to be the nation’s poorest citizens....
  • Democrats looking to reclaim Midwestern supporters

    12/05/2016 6:33:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 5, 2016 3:24 AM EST | Thomas Beaumont
    With the dust now settled from the election, Democrats are looking to rebuild the political “blue wall” of traditionally Democratic upper Midwest and Great Lakes states that Republican Donald Trump captured with an appeal to white, working-class voters. Hillary Clinton’s failure to hold key blocs of these voters helped seal Trump’s stunning electoral victory and leaves Democrats with a gaping, perhaps long-term, hole in the party’s national battle front. Trump boasted of his accomplishment at a post-election rally in Ohio. The president-elect crowed: “We didn’t break it; we shattered that sucker. We shattered it, man. That poor wall is busted...
  • Get used to it: Economists see "new normal" of slow growth

    12/05/2016 5:18:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 5, 2016 12:41 AM EST
    Americans should get used to a “new normal” of slow economic growth, business economists say. The median estimate from economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics calls for the American economy to grow 2.2 percent in 2017, up from a forecast 1.6 percent this year and unchanged from the previous survey in September. The improved number is still lackluster by historical standards. U.S. economic growth averaged 3.1 percent a year from 1948 to 2015, according to the Congressional Research Service. But the business economists say Americans need to get used to slow growth: 80 percent of those surveyed...
  • Portland looks to cash in on high CEO pay

    12/05/2016 5:13:25 AM PST · by kevcol · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 5, 2016 | Joseph Lawler
    The city council in Portland, Ore., is set to consider a measure that would tax a company more if the CEO's pay is deemed too high compared to employees' salaries. It is a measure that may be too far-out right now even for famously liberal Portland, but it represents a way to use new CEO pay disclosure rules that advocates hope, and opponents fear, could be taken up by other cities or states. . . . Detractors are quick to point out potential flaws, especially that the policy would incentivize companies to leave Portland. "It's really easy to cross the...
  • Was Myanmar a domino?

    05/10/2008 10:54:17 PM PDT · by newbie2008 · 7 replies · 89+ views
    It became the "Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma" on 4 January 1974,
  • President François Hollande of France Won’t Seek Re-Election

    12/01/2016 12:00:41 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 1, 2016 | Aurelien Breeden
    PARIS — President François Hollande stunned France on Thursday when he announced that he would not run for a second term in next year’s presidential election. In a televised address from the Élysée Palace, Mr. Hollande said that he was “aware of the risks” of a candidacy that would not “rally” enough people to it. “I have thus decided not to be a candidate in the presidential elections,” Mr. Hollande said. Mr. Hollande, a Socialist, ended weeks of speculation about his intentions to participate in a re-election bid that few observers thought he could win. He has had some of...
  • Grand Rapids' worker-run, no-tipping restaurant closes

    12/01/2016 10:58:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | November 29, 2016 | Shandra Martinez
    The end has come for a popular Grand Rapids restaurant known as much for its creative vegan dishes as its progressive business model. For much of its five-year existence, the eatery went by the moniker Bartertown Diner, until it was rebranded in September to The Garden Diner and Cafe. The offbeat 30-seat eatery announced this month that its last day would be Wednesday, Nov. 30.
  • Venezuela currency weakens 10 percent in three days on black market

    12/01/2016 10:52:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 30, 2016 | Brian Ellsworth and Anggy Polanco
    Venezuela's bolivar currency tumbled past the psychological barrier of 4,000 per dollar on the black market on Wednesday, racking up a 10 percent depreciation since Monday and fueling concerns about the crisis-stricken OPEC nation's economy. The black market rate has weakened 62 percent this month amid Soviet-style product shortages and a crippling recession that have become the norm in Venezuela's steadily unraveling socialist economy.
  • Thatcher Nods: Dems Ran Out of Other People’s Money

    12/01/2016 7:57:10 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Margaret Thatcher once famously said that “the problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” Is that what’s happened to the Democratic party? Morning Joe devoted a navel-gazing segment today to the question of where Dems go from here given their loss of the presidency, their failure to take back either house of congress, and their hemorrhaging of governorships and hundreds of state-legislature seats. There was consensus that Nancy Pelosi and her septuagenarian cohort in the Dem leadership were past their sell-by dates. But the bigger problem that was posed was the lack of a...
  • Trump Torpedoing Globalism is Fall of World Socialism 2.0

    11/28/2016 5:41:53 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/28/2016 | Chriss W. Street
    Donald Trump winning the presidency based on his promise to torpedo globalism came exactly 27 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and represents the second leg down for “World Socialism.” Although U.S. history books declare capitalist United States the victor in World War II, it was World Socialism that ended up dominating most of the globe. Soviet Union and China carved out massive communist states, India adopted extreme socialism, and communist insurgencies were ascendant in Southeast Asia, Africa and South America.
  • Venezuela’s currency is so devalued it no longer fits in ordinary wallets

    11/27/2016 8:18:26 PM PST · by detective · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 27, 2016 | Sofia Barbarani
    It’s not so easy to find someone who still uses a wallet in Venezuela, where inflation is expected to reach 720 percent this year and the biggest bill — 100 bolivars — is worth about 5 U.S. cents on the black market. The currency has dropped dramatically in value as Venezuela’s oil-based economy has cratered and the government has frantically printed more money. Prices, meanwhile, are soaring. So Venezuelans must handle huge volumes of cash — so much that the bills don’t always fit in a standard wallet — with many people packing wads of currency in handbags, money belts or backpacks.
  • More of France's top earners leaving the country

    11/24/2016 10:14:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 24 Nov 2016 17:59 GMT+01:00
    The wealthiest of the French are leaving the country in their thousands, according to a new report. From 2013 to 2014, there was a 10 percent increase in the number of departures from France for those earning over €100,000 a year. In fact, a full 4,109 households up and left France in 2014 (the most recent year with available statistics), according to a report submitted to the French Parliament’s Finance Commission that was seen by Les Echos newspaper. …
  • Inside Venezuela: Empty Supermarkets, Fascist Imagery and a Collapsing Social Order

    11/24/2016 7:51:23 AM PST · by detective · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Nov 2016 | Ben Kew
    Under the rule of charismatic revolutionary dictator Hugo Chávez, Venezuela positioned itself as the one of the world’s most prominent socialist “havens,” with Chávez regularly expressing an extremely hostile approach to what he described as ‘US imperialism.’ Yet three years after Chávez’s death, his anti-democratic legacy remains, whilst his socialist policies have left the country in crisis.
  • DEATH TO AMERICA—BUT DEATH TO YOU FIRST

    11/23/2016 8:48:52 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/23/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    Do NOT attempt to kill us, rob us, rape us, or harm us in any way. Because this is America, land of the free and home of the brave—and it’s not your fricking Sweden…. Two demonic and lethal forces have united in their separate evil lust to destroy America, and enslave or kill you. This includes utterly destroying you, your family, your pets, your home, your livelihood, your hopes and dreams, and your way of life. You will not be permitted to live, love, or function as a human being.
  • Pilgrims’ Failed Communist Experiment – The First Thanksgiving

    11/22/2016 6:08:28 PM PST · by rhett october · 11 replies
    Resistance Feed ^ | 11/22/2016 | Rhett October
    Americans are often surprised to learn that the pilgrims experimented with a communist system when they first arrived in what would later become the United States. This needs to go far and wide this holiday season! The pilgrims learned a tough lesson - that capitalism feeds far more than socialism. You've probably never heard this part of our country's history! Read and please share at http://resistancefeed.com/2016/11/22/the-real-story-of-the-first-thanksgiving/
  • Democrat Congressman Tim Ryan: Democrats are ‘not even a national party at this point’

    11/22/2016 9:20:04 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/22/16 | Robert Laurie
    Party of secularism, socialism, and globalism For the last 8 years, Democrats have taken great satisfaction in referring to the GOP as a “small, regional, party.” Despite big mid-term wins, Dems believed they’d crushed their opponents once and for all. Obama was popular, people were just going to love ObamaCare, and the country was moving left on social issues. Then Donald Trump happened. Now, Democrats have a historically low number of office holders. As Ohio Representative Tim Ryan says in the clip below, Dems are “at the smallest number of Democratic members of our caucus since 1929,” and currently boast...
  • Sweden rebuilds Cold War missile system from museums

    11/21/2016 4:53:35 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    The Local, Sweden ^ | 20 Nov 2016
    A test shooting on Gotland on Friday. Photo: Swedish Armed Forces. Sweden has reconstituted its old Cold War anti-ship defence system, pulling launch trucks out of museums, in its latest move to improve its defences on the island of Gotland. The Kustrobotbatteri 90 was the only land-based launcher ever developed for the Saab Robotsystem 15 (RBS-15) anti-ship missiles, but only one of the four planned batteries was delivered before the coastal artillery was disbanded in 2000. “We analysed whether we would be able to put something back together again which was capable of launching with,” Rear Admiral Thomas Engevall told...
  • Greenfield: You Are Being Lied To

    11/19/2016 3:36:11 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 54 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Friday, November 18, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, November 18, 2016 You Are Being Lied To Posted by Daniel Greenfield Media schizophrenia. Every quantum leap in mass communications also made possible a vast improvement in propaganda techniques. Nazi and Soviet propaganda looks as crude to us as a Babbage calculating machine. Virtual reality isn't something that's coming. It's here. It's been here for a while. The potent combination of media budgets and crowdsourced social media distribution has allowed for a previously unparalleled level of propaganda that creates and inhabits its own virtual reality. There's a name for that sort of thing. Schizophrenia. What happens when the schizophrenic...
  • Most of arrested Portland protesters didn't vote in Oregon (Weren't registered or didn't vote)

    11/15/2016 3:10:35 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    KGW.com ^ | 11/15/2016 | Kyle Iboshi
    PORTLAND, Ore. — More than 70 percent of the 112 protesters arrested in Portland last week didn’t vote in Oregon, according to state election records. The other approximately 30 percent did cast a ballot in Oregon or in another state. At least seventy-nine demonstrators either didn’t turn in a ballot or weren’t registered to vote in the state. Following Tuesday's presidential election of Donald Trump, thousands of people took to the streets in downtown Portland for five straight notes. The activity included at least one night that the police declared to be a riot, with more than $1 million in...
  • FEDERAL AGENCIES Tears, angst as workforce braces for Trump takeover

    11/13/2016 9:31:46 AM PST · by ColdOne · 125 replies
    eenews.net ^ | 11/11/16 | Robin Bravender and Kevin Bogardus
    U.S. EPA employees were in tears. Worried Energy Department staffers were offered counseling. Some federal employees were so depressed, they took time off. Others might retire early. And some employees are in downright panic mode in the aftermath of Donald Trump's victory. "People are upset. Some people took the day off because they were depressed," said John O'Grady, president of American Federation of Government Employees Council 238, a union that represents thousands of EPA employees. After Election Day, "people were crying," added O'Grady, who works in EPA's Region 5 office in Chicago. "They were recommending that people take sick leave...
  • Few Points of Clarification Before a Democrat, Republican & Media Kumbaya

    11/12/2016 8:53:21 AM PST · by haffast · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 11-11-2016 | Michael Bane
    USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Both Democrats (predictably), the Republican establishment (also predictably) and the discredited MSM (because they don’t have a clue) are giving their “mend a divided nation,” peace love and flowers speech. Before we all sit down at the same drum circle, I’d like to clarify a few points: 1) We didn’t elect Trump to “end the gridlock in Washington.” 2) We didn’t elect Trump to “reach across the aisle to get things done.” 3) We didn’t elect Trump to cozy up to the Democrats and see if they can find a “compromise” way to chip away at our...
  • Hollande: I have faith in the American voters

    11/08/2016 4:32:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 08 Nov 2016 17:38 GMT+01:00
    President François Hollande, who has criticized Donald Trump in the past, said on Tuesday that US presidential vote was in capable hands. On the eve of the US election, President Hollande made it clear that he is confident that Americans will make the right choice. “I have faith in the American people to know which choice corresponds the best to the values, the principles, the liberty, and to Americans’ relation with France, and with Europe,” he told reporters while in La Rochelle in western France. …
  • Hillary's post election agenda (no, its not creating jobs)

    11/08/2016 3:16:58 PM PST · by mainestategop · 17 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Hillary Clinton's Post-election agenda is not about making America great again. She already thinks as she has said in speech after speech she thinks America is still great! Great that so many white people are out of work and out of a job, great that so many children are graduating illiterate and ill equipped to handle the real world yet know all about gayness, sex, a politically correct history of mankind that brands white people and Christians as a cancer while lauding Islam and animal worship. Hillary thinks its great that in America a man who shoots a home invader...
  • Massachusetts Bums lie about Question 2 (charter schools)

    11/08/2016 9:34:49 AM PST · by mainestategop · 10 replies
    The liberal media continues to lie on behalf of lazy bum teachers in the Massachusetts schools. The schools that have let down our children for decades and have made them into brainwashed zombies, underachieving socialists and have destroyed their desire to make any accomplishment, destroyed their self esteem and have made them into automatrons who believe what the media, pop culture and government says without question The biggest lie fed to the public is that question 2 would take money out of public schools and make them fail more. This is a lie... FACT: The funding of schools in...
  • "Make Mine Freedom" (1948 cartoon)

    11/08/2016 6:55:19 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 7 replies
    A brilliant (and funny) animated short about liberty in America and the dangers of socialism. Click here to watch.
  • Obama: 'The Label of Socialism Doesn't Make Much Sense'

    11/07/2016 6:29:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 7, 2016 | 1:00 PM EST | Melanie Hunter
    In an interview with HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” President Barack Obama said Friday that “there’s no economy that doesn’t have some socialist elements” because there are some “common goods” that everyone agrees people should have. “The label ‘socialism’ doesn’t make that much sense in a context where there’s no economy that doesn’t have some socialist elements, meaning that there’s some common goods that we all agree everybody should have. That’s what Social Security is. That’s what Medicare is to some extent. That’s what public schools are,” Obama said. “We all chip in to make sure that everybody —...
  • Obama Says He's 'Proof That Your Vote Matters'; Says US 'Better Off' Because of Him [barf alert]

    11/07/2016 6:00:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 7, 2016 | 7:29 AM EST | Susan Jones
    “You know, over the last eight years, a lot of things have happened,” President Obama told a crowd in Kissimmee, Florida on Sunday. “But I can tell you unequivocally, without a doubt, with data to back it up, that this country’s a lot better off now than it was when I came into office. “I can prove it. The numbers don’t lie,” Obama said. “And so, I want you to understand that that would not have happened had it not been for the votes you made back in ’08. It wouldn’t have happened had in not been for the votes...
  • Government Workers Now Outnumber Manufacturing Workers by 9,977,000

    11/07/2016 5:45:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 7, 2016 | 3:55 PM EST | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The United States lost 9,000 manufacturing jobs in October while gaining 19,000 jobs in government, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Government employment grew from 22,216,000 in September to 22,235,000 in October, according to BLS, while manufacturing jobs dropped from 12,267,000 to 12,258,000. The 22,235,000 employed by government in the United States now outnumber the 12,258,000 employed in manufacturing by 9,977,000. Over the past year—from October 2015 to October 2016—manufacturing employment fell by 53,000, declining from 12,311,000 to 12,258,000. During the same period, government employment climbed 208,000, rising from 22,027,000 to 22,235,000. …
  • Vaclav Klaus: The European Freedom Award in the Freedom Endangering European Union

    11/06/2016 6:27:03 AM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 5 replies
    Vaclav Klaus; English pages ^ | 5. 11. 2016 | Vaclav Klaus
    Many thanks for bringing me to Stockholm and for conferring upon me the European Freedom Award. I am really honoured, because the growing loss of freedom is my main concern. Let me express my gratitude to the Institute for Direct Democracy in Europe, to its General Manager Laure Ferrari, to its Vice-President Peter Lundgren and to all of you for choosing me to be the very first laureate of this award. I have never got an award from a Brussels-based institution. It is a special feeling. It proves that there are also some freedom-friendly institutions in Brussels. Your decision, nevertheless,...
  • Venezuela’s currency is dying

    11/05/2016 6:52:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 4, 2016 | Matt O'Brien
    To paraphrase noted economic expert Obi-Wan Kenobi, many of the truths we cling to about currencies really do depend greatly on our own point-of-view. Take Venezuela. The good news is that, if you look at it over a long enough timeline, its currency hasn't changed much the past month. The bad news, though, is that's because it's gone from being almost worthless to almost entirely worthless. And the worse news is that it's actually lost over a third of its value during this stretch.
  • The Peculiar History of Arthurdale

    11/04/2016 8:03:23 AM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 8 replies
    During the 1930s, the wish of the world's politicians to "plan" other men's lives was strong and, by unhappy coincidence, so was their power to do so. The urge to "educate and uplift" their fellow (if lesser) man into a state more agreeable to their theories beat brightly in every progressive heart from Moscow and Berlin to London and Washington D.C. SNIP Like an unwanted pregnancy, Arthurdale was not conceived in an atmosphere of calm, deliberate reflection. Much like circa-1914 Russia, cursed with an ass for a leader when she required a lion, circa-1933 America was cursed with public servants...
  • Venezuelan military to take over distribution of medical and surgical supplies amid shortages

    11/04/2016 5:58:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | November 3, 2016 | Staff
    As Venezuelans struggle with widespread shortages in everything from basic food stuffs to toilet paper, the socialist nation’s defense minister announced on Wednesday that the military will take control of the distribution of "all medical and surgical supplies managed in all hospitals." Venezuelan Minister of Defense Vladimir Padrino López said during an address broadcast on state-owned Venezolana de Televisión that the National Bolivarian Armed Forces of Venezuela will take control of the medical supply sector "to guarantee that these medicines and supplies get to the patient efficiently and are neatly distributed and assigned."
  • Obamacare premiums in Florida to rise up to 27% Open enrollment has started for 2017 plans

    11/03/2016 8:58:14 AM PDT · by xzins · 66 replies
    WPTV ^ | Nov 1, 2016 | Wanda Moore
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fl. - It was the first day of open enrollment for plans for 2017 under the Affordable Care Act and Floridians are looking at a hefty price increase. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, premiums in the Sunshine State are set to go up by as much as 27 percent. Other states are looking much worse. Oklahoma is looking at a 75% increase. Lyne Holue will lose her coverage on Dec 31st because her current carrier dropped out of the market, leaving only three to choose from and leaving her unsure where to...
  • Venezuela is telling hungry city dwellers to grow their own food

    11/01/2016 7:40:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 1, 2016 | Sofia Barbarani
    Some Venezuelan city dwellers are trying to grow their own produce to offset the country’s severe shortages following socialist President Nicolás Maduro’s calls for “food sovereignty.” But in a country where families are going hungry as a result of government mismanagement and sky-high inflation, many view the “Great Agro-Venezuela Mission” with skepticism.
  • This Is What a Globalist Manifesto Looks Like

    10/31/2016 11:50:52 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 15 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | October 31, 2016 | S. Noble
    The “New Urban Agenda” is a gimmick to make this happen and its heading for US cities. It suggests a path to an open borders agenda that will put all cities under international law. It is tied to Agenda 2030 which Obama has signed.The social engineers in the UN stated, “By readdressing the way cities and human settlements are planned, designed, financed, developed, governed, and managed, the New Urban Agenda will help to end poverty and hunger in all its forms and dimensions, reduce inequalities, promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all...
  • Venezuela’s crisis comes to a head in the streets

    10/31/2016 6:53:26 AM PDT · by Fhios · 4 replies
    ... The march, which follows opposition-led mass protests and a general strike last week, is slated to take place even as Vatican-mediated talks between the government and the opposition Democratic Unity coalition (MUD) began on Sunday. ...
  • Could Venezuela Become the Next Syria?

    10/30/2016 11:30:20 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    Value Walk ^ | 29 Oct, 2016 | Frank Holmes
    Article starts about half way down the page: Speaking of poor policymaking, hyperinflation and violence—Venezuela is sliding closer and closer to the brink of collapse, with some sobering consequences. This was among the topics of conversation this week at the Mining & Investment Latin America Summit in Lima, Peru. While there, I had dinner with a couple of Canadian lawyers who represented a few Latin American oil producers, some of them based in Venezuela. Things have gone from bad to worse, they informed me. Since 2013, when Nicolás Maduro took power after the death of Hugo Chávez, the socialist country...
  • Why Hillary Wants World War III

    10/29/2016 7:56:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    iPatriot.com ^ | October 29, 2016 | Vigileaks
    World War III “A Progressive War” Why Hillary wants World War III is answered best in V.I. Lenin’s own words! Lenin, with principles and tactics precisely enunciated, made particularly urgent the publication of a pamphlet that sums up Social Democratic tactics in relation to war. The pamphlet Socialism and War by Lenin was written in August 1915. Hitler was aware the German edition of the pamphlet was secretly smuggled into Germany – into Berlin, Leipzig, Bremen and other cities, where it was secretly distributed by supporters of the Zimmerwald and by the Karl Liebknecht group. In the autumn of 2016,...
  • The Big Problem in K-12: Too Many Leeches

    10/29/2016 5:32:06 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 44 replies
    RantRave.com ^ | May 5, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Bloodletting was, for more than 2000 years, the most common form of medical treatment on the planet. Theory and tradition agreed that the body sometimes had too much blood in it, and the best thing was to let it out. According to Wikipedia, "Bloodletting was used to treat almost every disease. One British medical text recommended bloodletting for acne, asthma, cancer, cholera, coma, convulsions, diabetes, epilepsy, gangrene, gout, herpes, indigestion, insanity, jaundice, leprosy, ophthalmia, plague, pneumonia, scurvy, smallpox, stroke, tetanus, tuberculosis, and for some one hundred other diseases." The doctor could cut a vein. Another method, dating back to 800...
  • Venezuelan jail reveals emaciated prisoners left starving to death [two minute video]

    10/29/2016 1:03:00 PM PDT · by grundle · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 10, 2016
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cks4OBHGG5U
  • A Showdown Looms in Venezuela as Maduro Tramples Democracy

    10/28/2016 9:11:46 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    World Politics Review ^ | 27 Oct, 2016 | Frida Ghitis
    Venezuela’s embattled socialist government is steadily moving the country toward the abyss, and the escalating crisis is taking on increasingly ominous tones. Venezuelans are caught in a fast-spinning economic spiral that has already devastated living standards and created a large-scale humanitarian crisis. But as Venezuelans take to the streets, so far the government has responded with measures that exacerbate tensions and make a peaceful political solution increasingly difficult. President Nicolas Maduro, the heir to the late President Hugo Chavez, was elected by popular vote in 2013. But the Venezuelan system of government can no longer be called a democracy. The...
  • John Wayne’s wisdom on liberals

    10/27/2016 2:19:46 AM PDT · by KineticAmerica · 37 replies
    KineticAmerica ^ | 10/27/2016 | KineticAmerica
    John Wayne’s excerpts from a 1975 interview between Tony Macklin and Wayne. His words, which are nearly 40 years old, sound like they could have been uttered today, as Wayne digs into liberal political tactics and fiscal policies
  • Why a Republican Might Win Bernie’s Home State

    10/23/2016 8:54:29 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 10 replies
    Bernie is still beloved here, where 86 percent of voters in the Democratic primary supported him—his strongest showing in the country. But some political experts suggest the cost of Sanders-style progressive policies—including, most notably, the state’s failed single-payer health care system—is driving many voters away from the Democrats, substantially boosting the odds that Republicans could retake the governorship this November.
  • Obama obsessed with Trump's buildings, hates John Wayne

    10/23/2016 7:44:34 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 23 Oct, 2016 | M. Catharine Evans
    Barack Obama can't stop talking about presidential candidate Donald Trump. Obama's recent stump speeches campaigning for Hillary Clinton are all about Trump. The billionaire real estate mogul is living inside Mr. Obama's head day and night. Obama's obsession is understandable. Trump embodies the socialist's worst nightmare. In 2008, Obama, like all socialists, promised his followers a land of milk and honey. Eight years later, he's delivered unemployment, poverty, food stamps, violence in the streets, open borders, drug cartels, heroin overdoses, terrorist attacks on our own soil, $10 trillion more debt, no economic growth, and radical Supreme Court judges. He has...
  • Poll: Millennials desperately need to bone up on the history of communism

    10/18/2016 8:26:38 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 37 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 10/17/16 | Shawn Langlois
    The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, citing survey results released on Monday, blames widespread ignorance for the relatively positive views millennials have toward socialism and communism. Of the 2,300 Americans polled by YouGov, 80% of baby boomers and 91% of the elderly agree with the statement that “communism was and still is a problem” in the world today. Millennials? Only 55%. Furthermore, almost half of Americans between the ages of 16 and 20 said they would vote for a socialist, while 21% would go so far as to back a communist. Capitalism, on the other hand, is viewed favorably by...
  • K-12: Teaching Knowledge vs. Teaching Ideology

    10/15/2016 2:21:21 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 24, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    In 1974, Jamie Escalante took a job at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles, California. He found himself in a challenging situation: teaching math to Hispanic students at a rundown school known for violence and drugs. While many dismissed his students as unteachable, Escalante pushed them to reach their potential. He started an advanced mathematics program with a handful of students. He was so successful a testing service accused his students of cheating. They weren’t. Hollywood made a fine movie out of the story called “Stand and Deliver” (1988). Escalante’s students were the last ones expected to succeed academically...
  • French are the 'world's most pessimistic' about the future

    10/13/2016 10:24:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 13 Oct 2016 13:10 GMT+02:00
    The French are more gloomy about the future of their country than anyone else in the world, a new study has found. A new study from Ipsos has revealed that the French are the most likely to think their country is heading down the wrong path. In fact, a full 88 percent of respondents to the survey answered that they think the country is going in the “wrong direction”. This compared with 83 percent of Italians who think their country is also on a downward spiral and 82 percent of Spanish. Sweden and Germany had 73 and 71 percent of...
  • Homeowners in France hit by jump in property taxes

    10/13/2016 10:20:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 13 Oct 2016 16:38 GMT+02:00
    Property taxes, known as “taxes foncières” in France, have rocketed over the last few years, a new report found. Between 2010 and 2015 property taxes in France, known as “taxes foncières”, shot up by an average of 14.70 percent. Some areas were particularly hard hit, including Clermont Ferrand in central France with a rise of 20.29 percent and Lille in the north which saw a 19 percent increase. …
  • Gov. Dayton Declares Affordable Care Act ‘No Longer Affordable’ [Dem. Gov.!!]

    10/12/2016 6:06:18 PM PDT · by Enchante · 20 replies
    AP via CBS Minnesota ^ | October 12, 2016 | AP Staff
    Wednesday that the Affordable Care Act is “no longer affordable” for many, a stinging critique from a state leader who strongly embraced the law and proudly proclaimed health reform was working in Minnesota just a few years ago.... ....The state scrambled to stop all seven companies that sell insurance directly to consumers or through the state exchange, MNsure, from fleeing for 2017, but the state’s largest insurer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, is still exiting. Health care insurance shoppers will see premium increases that range from 50 percent to 67 percent on their plans for next year.
  • Why Would Any Young Person Vote Democrat?

    10/10/2016 3:56:48 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 14 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-09-16 | Brother Bob
    Hello Young People! Apparently you are not showing sufficient enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton's coronation, so the Democrats are unleashing their secret weapon to bring your vote around - Al Gore. Younger members reading this might remember him as the old dude who made that neat sci-fi epic movie about 10 years ago. He's actually here as the ambassador on one issue that polls well among your demographic, so he occasionally emerges from his energy-guzzling mansion and flies around the world in his private jet to lecture us on the dangers of... climate change. Welcome to 2016, where the party that's supposed to...