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  • Bernie Sanders packs ’em in during campaign stop

    10/04/2015 7:11:41 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 4, 2015 | Lindsay Kalter
    Bernie Sanders blazed across the Bay State yesterday, drawing record crowds, name-dropping Elizabeth Warren and greeting rapturous crowds on his first campaign tour of Massachusetts. “As your senator, Elizabeth Warren, reminds us: This is a rigged economy. Heads, they win. Tails, you lose,” the self-avowed socialist told more than 20,000 Boston supporters. “We’re going to create an economy that works for the middle class and not just the 1 percent.” The Democratic hopeful first stopped in Springfield, and then made his way to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, where he drew deafening cheers with his signature impassioned pledges to...
  • The un-Christian immorality of socialist Pope Francis

    10/03/2015 1:11:49 PM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 11 replies
    Renew America ^ | Oct. 3, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    There was a time when even if you were not Catholic, and even if you strenuously disagreed with Roman Catholic doctrine and practice, you could still expect the pontiffs to be on the right side of world events. Yet, we've come a long way from John Paul II joining with Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher to oppose the Soviet Union and worldwide Communism. Those who believed that Communism "fell" with the Berlin Wall were premature, and didn't realize that it was merely going underground, taking on new forms and putting forward new faces to the public at large. One of...
  • Donald Trump's Silent Minority

    10/02/2015 8:19:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 2, 2015 | David A. Graham
    He’s identified a bloc of culturally conservative voters who are to the left of the Republican Party on economics. But is it enough to win the nomination? A new Pew poll on the Republican race says several useful things about Donald Trump. For example: He’s still solidly ahead of the field in the race for the Republican nomination. The poll has Trump at 25 percent, followed by Ben Carson at 16, Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina at 8, and Ted Cruz at 6. Jeb Bush, meanwhile, has taken a beating—sliding out of the top five, only a bit ahead of...
  • Cuba B.C. (Before Castro) - Photos of Havana before the Castro brothers destroyed it

    10/02/2015 1:44:54 PM PDT · by grundle · 33 replies
    Cuba B.C. (Before Castro)Photos of Havana before the Castro brothers destroyed itMiramar’s Quinta Avenida (Fifth Avenue) The same Quinta Avenida at night Quinta Avenida before the tunnel was built and cars had to use the iron bridge that is seen to the center-right The tunnel of Linea Street while it was still under construction. It was built by Cuban engineers and constructors between 1951 and 1953 Accross the street from Parque Central Carlos III Ave. The Masonic Building under construction on the left hand side. The umbrella on the center-left is where a policeman used to stand to change the...
  • As Petition Signatures Rise, Rand Paul Agrees To Truth In Media Town Hall (With Bernie Sanders)

    10/02/2015 12:00:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Truth In Media ^ | October 1, 2015 | Joshua Cook
    In the first week since its launch, the petition to gather support for a town hall featuring Sens. Bernie Sanders and Rand Paul has exploded. In addition to the thousands of signatures collected, Senator Paul confirmed with Truth In Media that he would in fact participate in a town hall with Senator Sanders. “Anytime, anywhere,” Paul told Truth In Media’s Joshua Cook. After much back and forth between the Sanders campaign and Truth In Media, Senator Sanders’ camp has “no comment” at this time. Neither the Republican National Committee nor the Democratic National Committee has confirmed with Truth In Media...
  • The Christian Temptation Towards Socialism

    10/02/2015 9:53:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/01/2015 | Marc Fitch
    The last temptation of Christ may not have occurred in the desert when Satan confronted Jesus. In the biblical book of Matthew, Christ goes alone into the desert and fasts for 40 days. While he is starving, the Devil confronts and tempts him: “If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.” Christ answers, “Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” The Christian church, both Catholic and Protestant, has faced a similar temptation to turn stone into bread in the form of socialism....
  • Germany Segregating Christians As Migrant Violence Escalates

    10/01/2015 9:39:48 AM PDT · by · 34 replies
    Christian migrants in German asylum centres are living under threat,fearing for their lives as the hardline Sunni majority within migrant population enforce Sharia law. The situation is so bad Christians claim they live like “prisoners” in Germany, and some have even returned to Middle East. [excerpt] “In Iran, the Revolutionary Guards have arrested my brother in a house church. I fled the Iranian intelligence, because I thought in Germany I can finally live freely,” says Said, a Christian who fled persecution. “But I can not openly admit that I am a Christian. I will be threatened. “We must rid ourselves...
  • Success or failure (The Economic Fall of Venezuela)

    10/01/2015 8:50:57 AM PDT · by fungoking · 6 replies
    El Univerisal ^ | 9/29/15 | MICHAEL ROWAN
    Success or failure In 1960, Venezuela was one of the ten richest nations on earth with a GDP per capita of $6,000. The two economies I know best are Alaska and Venezuela. Both are oil states but one succeeded grandly while one failed miserably for obvious reasons. In 1960, Venezuela was one of the ten richest nations on earth with a GDP per capita of $6,000. But in 2015, Venezuela's per capita income is still $6,000 which puts it in the bottom third of the 200 nations on earth. In 55 years, Venezuela has no per capita GDP growth. Compare...
  • Let’s Do Better Than This - Trump’s touting of socialized medicine and confused position on taxes...

    09/30/2015 2:35:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 143 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 30, 2015 | Scott McKay
    [SNIP]Republicans ought to be demanding an end to progressive taxation in this country—a flat tax at minimum, with a potential move down the line to a consumption tax eventually if that can be done. We shouldn’t be settling for a simple whittling of tax brackets from seven to four. And we absolutely shouldn’t be exempting anyone from federal income tax while we have such a tax at all. We have far too many people in this country who don’t vote like taxpayers; how do you think a no-talent hack like Obama managed to become president?The hope had been that Trump...
  • When Boris Yeltsin went grocery shopping in Clear Lake [Houston, Texas, 1989]

    09/30/2015 12:19:32 AM PDT · by grundle · 37 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 7, 2014 | Craig Hlavaty
    <p>Yeltsin, then 58, “roamed the aisles of Randall’s nodding his head in amazement,” wrote Asin. He told his fellow Russians in his entourage that if their people, who often must wait in line for most goods, saw the conditions of U.S. supermarkets, “there would be a revolution.”</p>
  • Fight for Food in Venezuela - Food Shortage in Venezuela [five minute video at a supermarket]

    09/29/2015 11:40:54 PM PDT · by grundle · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 31, 2014
  • Jews finding less comfort on the Left

    09/28/2015 7:49:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | September 27, 2015 | Joel Kotkin
    Jews are a contradictory people. Overall, achievement-oriented and very capitalistic, Jewish educational and self-employment statistics are among the highest for any religious group. They are also politically powerful; amounting to roughly 2 percent of the U.S. population – half their percentage a half century ago – Jews account for nine of 100 U.S. senators and 19 of 435 members of the House. Yet if Jews have achieved significant economic and political power, they have done so primarily as Democrats. Only one of the 28 Jews in Congress is a Republican – Lee Zeldin from New York’s Long Island – and...
  • “Free Stuff” Gaffe Said to Doom Bush’s Candidacy [semi-satire]

    09/28/2015 9:41:28 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 Sep 2015 | John Semmens
    Republican presidential candidate former Florida Governor Jeb Bush faced a firestorm of criticism from the welfare lobby for asserting that his message of opportunity would win more Black votes than Democrats’ promises of more “free stuff.” Democratic presidential race front runner former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gloated over what she maintained “effectively ends his run for the nation’s top job. Bush’s pledge to preserve people’s opportunity to work their way up the ladder offers them nothing they couldn’t get on their own. What we offer is something in addition to what people can earn for themselves. Democrats are the...
  • Former MN Gov. Jesse Ventura thinks he and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders would make a good tag

    09/27/2015 6:24:37 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    NYDN ^ | Sunday, September 27, 2015 | Marianne Garvey, Brian Niemietz, Oli Coleman with Rachel Maresca /
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura thinks he and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders would make a good tag team Former Minnesota Governor and retired pro wrestler Jesse (The Body) Ventura is into Bernie Sanders. Ventura stirred up controversy last month by hinting he might be interested in serving as Donald Trump’s vice president, but the fiercely independent rabble rouser told Confidenti@l that a Sanders/Ventura ticket might be a better fit. “Would I run with Bernie? Sure, I’d give him consideration,” Ventura tells Confidenti@l, reasoning that Sanders, quickly gaining traction, is the candidate most likely to bring our troops back from the...
  • Ten Reasons Why Capitalism Is Morally Superior

    09/26/2015 5:33:38 AM PDT · by Entrepreneur · 28 replies
    Contracting Business Magazine ^ | Sept 25, 2015 | Matt Michel
    As the owner of a contracting business, do you feel you are under attack? You should. You are. Capitalism and the free enterprise system are under the most relentless assault seen in the post war era. As a contractor you operate within the capitalist system, but may not feel comfortable defending it. Here are ten reasons why capitalism is morally superior to socialism, or statism (i.e., power and decisions are vested in the state or government). Talk about capitalism’s moral superiority the next time you hear someone parroting the politicians, entertainers, academics, clerics, and professional rabble rousers who are all...
  • No Public Safety Net: Making American Compassionate Again

    09/23/2015 11:11:49 AM PDT · by RogerEsq · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 23, 2015 | Roger Banks
    DailyCaller OPINION ‘Global Indifference’: Pope Francis’ Cure is A Cause ROGER BANKS @rogerbanksesq Writer While in America, Pope Francis will almost surely repeat his call for the “redistribution of economic benefits by the state” as a remedy for what his November 2013 Apostolic Exhortation calls “an economy of exclusion and inequality.” Presupposing a causal connection between a “culture of prosperity” and “global indifference” to the poor, the Exhortation reads as follows: We end up being incapable of feeling compassion at the outcry of the poor, weeping for other people’s pain, and feeling a need to help them, as though all...

    09/23/2015 8:37:51 AM PDT · by CSM · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 September 2015 | Pam Key
    -snip- Sanders answered, “What we are talking about now, number one, let’s be clear. We spend far more per capita on health care than do the people of any other country. Thirty million people today have zero health insurance. Millions more are under insured. No one debates that fact. What the story is, is how can you create universal health care for every man, woman and child and do it in a cost and effective way. Other countries do it. The United States of America can do it. Now, I know the private insurance companies don’t like this idea, we’re...
  • What Bernie Sanders means by ‘democratic socialism.’ (You still have your choice of pajamas.)

    09/19/2015 7:00:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 62 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 19 at 8:49 PM | John Wagner
    “So what does that mean?” Sanders asked the students. “Does anyone here think I’m a strong adherent of the North Korean form of government? That I want all of you to be wearing similar colored pajamas?” “Is it a society where the government owns every mom-and-pop store?” he asked. “Of course not. You have all kinds of capitalist entrepreneurship going on, a lot of wealth being created. But what else do you have? … An effort to make sure that all people benefit from the wealth that’s being created. So you have a much more equitable distribution of wealth and...
  • Bernie Sanders just slammed a report that claimed his proposals would cost a monstrous $18 trillion

    09/19/2015 10:42:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/19/2015 | Brett LoGiurato
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) is pushing back on the eye-popping estimated price tag of his progressive wish list of proposals he has offered on the campaign trail. The Wall Street Journal reported in a front-page story on Tuesday that Sanders' proposals would total around $18 trillion over 10 years, which the publication said would amount to the "largest peacetime expansion of government in modern American history." That would include an estimated $15 trillion over a decade for a revamping of the federal healthcare system to a government-run, "Medicare for all" single-payer approach. In an appearance on MSNBC Tuesday, Sanders disputed...
  • Rich Socialists and the Bernie Sanders Moment

    09/17/2015 8:01:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | September 17, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    California is the land of hypocrites. As I pulled into the parking lot adjacent to my radio station in Los Angeles, I noticed a Mercedes R500 sitting next to me. Between the Mercedes symbol and the R500 label sat a big, fat bumper sticker: "BERNIE SANDERS 2016." The Mercedes R500 retailed at $71,000 back in 2006, when the well-off young gentledriver's parents presumably purchased it. Now, their kid pulls up to the pricey Equinox gym (sticker price: $160 per month) with a bumper sticker touting the virtues of redistribution of wealth. This is the privileged generation of Americans. They've been...

    09/16/2015 4:48:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 44 replies ^ | September 16, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Did Karl Marx become Pope on March 13, 2013? As the leader of a Church that encompasses the globe, one might expect Pope Francis to be a bit more…spiritual. Instead, he has more than once had recourse to Marxist analysis to explain global events, appearing to see economic deprivation as the cause of all the world’s evils. He did it again in an interview published last Monday, when he opined that the root cause of the refugee crisis engulfing Europe was economic inequality.
  • Obama's Recovery In Just 9 Charts (must bookmark alert)

    09/16/2015 12:16:09 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    FRED = Federal Reserve Economic Data This is the perfect handout for just about discussion of the Democrats' libtard agenda!
  • Bernie Sanders’ Siren Song of Socialism

    09/16/2015 9:33:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | September 16, 2015 | Robert Knight
    According to the experts, much of the Millennial generation is besotted with the candidacy of Bernie Sanders. Note: Millennials are the largest voting bloc by age. Born between 1981 and 2000, and mostly in their 20s and early 30s, many Millennials are showing up at rallies of the self-proclaimed “Democratic Socialist” U.S. senator from Vermont and cheering his diatribes against “the billionaire class.” Like the Baby Boomers and Gen Xers before them, many Millennials are highly educated. You’d think they’d be wary of anyone sporting a socialist brand. With the glaring exception of Bernie Sanders, modern-day progressives go out of...
  • Here's the thing about Bernie Sanders...he's a hipster fad.

    09/15/2015 6:58:10 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 18 replies
    American Irony ^ | 9-15-15 | The Looking Spoon
    If you want to know how much of a dumb old kook Bernie Sanders is look no further than "Bullshit from Bernie" by Powerline's John Hinderacker. I've been following that blog off and on for years, and I've never seen any of their contributors use profanity in any capacity (maybe I don't follow closely enough) to describe any liberal loony tune. We are almost done with the era of Obama and it took white haired socialist anti-Hillary hipster voodoo doll of a presidential candidate to do it. Why has Bernie Sanders become a thing? The same reason Obama became a...
  • Let the anti-Bernie Sanders red-baiting begin... (Salon)

    09/15/2015 5:50:10 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 29 replies ^ | 9/15/15 | Simon Maloy
    Full title: Let the anti-Bernie Sanders red-baiting begin: Hillary Clinton’s super PAC wants you to know that he’s a socialist The Bernie Sanders 2016 boom has reached a critical threshold: it is now significant enough to be the target of nonsensical attacks from the Clinton universe. Sanders has been coming on hot in recent polling, overtaking Hillary in New Hampshire and threatening to pull even (or ahead) in Iowa. Up to this point, Clinton’s campaign has barely acknowledged Sanders’ existence and has maintained its critical focus on the Republican presidential candidates. But as the Huffington Post reports this morning, the...
  • How Much Would A Bernie Sanders Presidency Cost the Nation? Spoiler Alert: A Lot

    09/15/2015 1:11:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09/15/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Earlier today in "How The GOP Establishment Hopes To Crush The Donald's Presidential Run," we explained what Trump’s remarkable poll numbers really mean:  What is most amazing is that the "expert" punditry still has not realized that a vote for Trump is not a "vote for Trump" but a vote of protest against the broken system.  If the current election cycle has taught us anything, it’s that voters may have finally woken up to the fact that a choice between alternating members of America’s political aristocracy is really no choice at all, and when you throw in the influence...
  • Bernie Sanders (Like All Socialists) is a Thief Claiming to be a Humanitarian

    09/15/2015 10:58:38 AM PDT · by TBP · 26 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | September 15, 2015 | Gary DeMar
    Most people don't know what a socialist is. Socialist sounds too much like "social." A socialist, I suspect, for most Americans means to be "social." Who could be opposed to that? Bernie Sanders is a Socialist. In reality, he's a theft using the respectability of the United States Senate as cover for his criminal views. Like all socialists, Sanders believes it's OK to steal from people if he can get enough votes and enough support from the people he will be stealing for -- the beneficiaries of his thieving ways. Of course, Sanders isn't the only socialist in Congress. Most...
  • The British Labour Party Sets Itself on Fire

    09/15/2015 8:41:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/15/2015 | Charles C.W. Cooke
    Last Friday, the British Labour Party introduced an “assisted dying” bill into parliament. The following day, in an attempt to demonstrate that they stood squarely behind the measure, the party’s members elected Jeremy Corbyn as their new leader. Since 1974, Labour has won only three elections — all of them under the moderate stewardship of Tony Blair. By selecting a rabble-rousing socialist to lead it into the future, the British Left has sent a clear message to the public at large. That message? That it is happy to lose in perpetuity if it can moan and emote along the way....
  • Beware! Bernie Sanders' policy proposals would cost $18 trillion

    09/15/2015 8:21:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/15/2015 | rick Moran
    As a socialist, Senator Bernie Sanders is bubbling over with ideas on how to spend your money – as well as money the government has to print.  So what would it cost to turn America into a workers' paradise? The Wall Street Journal figures about $18 trillion. In all, he backs at least $18 trillion in new spending over a decade, according to a tally by The Wall Street Journal, a sum that alarms conservatives and gives even many Democrats pause. Mr. Sanders sees the money as going to essential government services at a time of increasing strain on...
  • Meet Jeremy Corbyn, the New Loony-Left, Anti-Semitic, Socialist Leader of Britain’s Labour Party

    09/14/2015 5:27:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/14/2016 | John Fund
    Socialist Jeremy Corbyn’s victory to become the new leader of Britain’s Labour party doesn’t have an exact parallel in the Unites States. But just imagine if the nominee of the Democratic party was selected by a vote of party members. Say that Bernie Sanders decided to run, but he needed the backing of 35 of his fellow Democrats in Congress to be considered. He was so extreme, though, that he didn’t have their support. Then 14 Democrats — either out of pity or a desire to broaden the debate — “lent” him their names so he could get on the...
  • Labour Elects Far-Left Leader in British Politics Shake-Up

    09/12/2015 7:48:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/12/2015
    LONDON — A veteran anti-war campaigner known for his unapologetically socialist views has won a landslide victory to lead Britain's opposition Labour Party — an outcome that delighted supporters and dismayed others who never imagined he could be elected. The overwhelming support for far-left lawmaker Jeremy Corbyn, 66, was one of the biggest shake-ups in British politics in decades. His win Saturday marks a sharp left turn for his party — and will significantly challenge the tone of mainstream British politics, which is now dominated by Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives. "It's certainly the most high-profile position an overt socialist...

    09/12/2015 12:26:59 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    EpicTimes ^ | Sept 7, 2015 | Richard Ebeling
    The attempt to establish a comprehensive socialist system in many parts of the world over the last one hundred years has been one of the cruelest and most brutal episodes in human history. Some historians have estimated that as many as 200 million people may have died as part of the dream of creating a collectivist “Paradise on Earth.” Making a better “new world” was taken to mean the extermination, the liquidation, the mass murder of all those that the socialist revolutionary leaders declared to be “class enemies,” including the families, the children of “enemies of the people.” The Bloody...
  • Pope Francis Taps Rick Warren To Sell Vatican Socialist Agenda To Christians [Jeremiah 23]

    09/10/2015 10:00:21 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 33 replies
    Now the End Begins ^ | 9/9/2015 | Geoffrey Grider
    Rick Warren, senior pastor of Saddleback Church, has announced he will be speaking in Philadelphia later this month at the World Meeting of Families event to commence Pope Francis’ highly anticipated visit to the United States. “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” Matthew 7:15 (KJV) Rick Warren announced his plans to attend the event during the Sunday morning worship service at the Lake Forest, CA church. “Next month, Pope Francis is coming to America for a world gathering on families,” he told the congregation. “I’m not a Catholic, and...
  • Broken: Ireland’s ailing health service

    09/06/2015 1:51:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Sat, Sep 5, 2015, 01:00 | Paul Cullen
    Of the many places from which to observe the Irish health service, the flat of your back is one of the worst. Too often at this moment, when patients are at their most vulnerable, the system lets them down. It certainly failed Rose O’Halloran. The 101-year-old spent more than 24 hours trapped on a trolley at the Adelaide and Meath Hospital, in Tallaght, on the Monday of the June bank holiday. […] At least O’Halloran eventually got the treatment she needed. In Portlaoise and other towns, babies have been dying or suffering disablement in maternity units in circumstances that vary...
  • Knocking The Immoral Left Off Its High Horse

    09/02/2015 4:49:57 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-02-15 | Christopher J. Green
    Just what is it about leftists and their fellow liberal travellers that compels them to proselytize for Socialism? In their holier-than-thou condescending style, leftists and liberals love to dictate to people about what is and isn’t moral as if their ideology is the perfect truth which all should follow. Their default position is Socialist and liberal beliefs are more enlightened and therefore, they are automatically morally superior to everyone else. Socialists and Liberals will be shocked and offended should anyone dare to question their perfect truth and will become outraged, angry and even violent should dissenters refuse to be brow-beaten...
  • Livid Over Crime, Some Venezuelans Resort To Mob Justice

    09/02/2015 6:02:18 AM PDT · by blam · 34 replies
    Yahoo - Reuters ^ | Alexandra Ulmer and Diego Oré
    By Alexandra Ulmer and Diego Oré September 2, 2015 VALENCIA/CARACAS (Reuters) - When a man they believed to be a thief sneaked into their parking lot in the Venezuelan city of Valencia, angry residents caught him, stripped him and beat him with fists, sticks and stones. They tied him up and doused him in gasoline, according to witnesses, in one of what rights groups and media reports say are an increasing number of mob beatings and lynchings in a country ravaged by crime. That August night, as locals say is common, three people had sneaked into Valencia's Kerdell residential block....
  • Sarcastic Definition of the Day: Socialism

    09/01/2015 11:00:35 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    American Irony ^ | 9-1-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • The Democratic Party Adopts $15/hour Minimum Wage into National Platform

    08/29/2015 10:09:00 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 53 replies
    The Democratic Party on Friday adopted a call to raise the minimum wage to $15/hr as part of their established party platform heading into the 2016 election season. The move further polarizes the progressive wing of the party by moving them further to the left of both the Republican Party, and corporate centrist Democrats such as Hillary Clinton. In response to the Democratic Party’s vote, Terrence Wise, a Kansas City, Mo. McDonald’s and Burger King Worker and member of the National Organizing Committee of the Fight for $15, issued the following statement.
  • Mass immigration will DESTROY Britain if we don't act now, blasts DOUGLAS MURRAY ( United Kingdom )

    08/28/2015 6:36:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Daily Express ^ | Aug 28, 2015 | Douglas Murray
    IT IS now four years since David Cameron promised to reduce immigration into the UK from the hundreds of thousands to “tens of thousands” a year. “No ifs, no buts”, was what the Prime Minister said. But the latest official figures, out yesterday, show he is nowhere near to fulfilling that promise. In fact in the last year immigration into our country reached record highs with net migration reaching a 10-year peak at 330,000 in the year up to March. Thirteen per cent of people in this country now were born abroad. ... the need to speak out has never...
  • Law of Unintended Consequences: New EU Tax Laws Force Thousands of Businesses to Close

    08/28/2015 11:09:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 28 Aug 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Law of Unintended Consequences: New EU Tax Laws Force Thousands of Businesses to Close in Just Six Months { Full title ]. New European Union tax rules introduced in January have already driven thousands of small companies out of business, with thousands more set to follow as awareness of the change in the VAT law grows. Research has shown that incompetence on the part of collecting agencies has further added misery to the situation. After an eight-year consultation which excluded the voices of micro-businesses, the EU introduced new rules on VAT returns at the beginning of this year, which required...
  • Argentine military capability almost all gone

    08/26/2015 12:24:37 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 15 replies
    UK Defence Journal ^ | August 20th 2015 | George Allison
    'After a significant period of decline, the Argentine armed forces have ceased to be a capable military force. In August 2015, the Argentine air force retired its Mirage fighters, with only a handful of them even flyable.'
  • Venezuela’s Food Shortages Trigger Long Lines, Hunger and Looting

    08/26/2015 8:02:29 AM PDT · by grundle · 30 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | August 26, 2015 | Maolis Castro And Kejal Vyas
    LA SIBUCARA, Venezuela—Hours after they looted and set fire to a National Guard command post in this sun-baked corner of Venezuela earlier this month, a mob infuriated by worsening food shortages rammed trucks into the smoldering edifice, reducing it mostly to rubble. The incident was just one of numerous violent clashes that have flared in pockets around the country in recent weeks as Venezuelans wait for hours in long supermarket lines for basics like milk and rice. Shortages have made hunger a palpable concern for many Wayuu Indians who live here at the northern tip of Venezuela’s 1,300-mile border with...
  • Naomi Klein admits global warming is not about science but destroying capitalism

    08/24/2015 9:04:08 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    Green Jihad ^ | 8/19/2015
    The Heartland Institute published a very revealing article about Leftist shock jock Naomi Klein who just published a new anti-capitalst screed entitled This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. Essentially, Ms. Klein admits that the issue of climate change (formerly known as global warming) is not about science but really about overthrowing capitalism. “Our economic model is at war with the Earth,” writes Klein. “We cannot change the laws of nature. But we can change our economy. Climate change is our best chance to demand and build a better world.” The Heartland article goes on to say: For the author,...
  • White Supremacist Wants to Take Over, Rename Town After Donald Trump

    08/24/2015 12:59:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | Aug 14, 2015 | Adrian Glass-Moore
    After white supremacist Craig Cobb tried and failed to start a whites-only enclave in the tiny North Dakota town of Leith, he set his sights on another community: Antler, population 20-something. But establishing a presence in the town, just a few minutes from the Canadian border, has proved difficult for Cobb. Last month, he says, he bought $10,000 worth of property in the town's center from Jim Lozensky, who until recently was an Antler resident. The sale included an old bank and two nearby residential lots. Cobb wanted to turn the bank into a church for his racist religion, Creativity...
  • Speaking of National Socialism

    08/24/2015 8:56:20 AM PDT · by MikeSteelBe · 4 replies
    08/14/2015 | MikeSteelBe
    I had a big cup coffee after my energy drink this morning. This is what spewed out fingers while engaged in cultural warfare with the media weapons at hand.
  • Venezuela state under martial law against smugglers

    08/23/2015 12:08:35 PM PDT · by grundle · 16 replies
    At least 1,500 extra Venezuelan troops are being sent to the border The Venezuelan president has declared a state of emergency in a border region near Colombia following an attack by smugglers in which three soldiers and a civilian were injured. Nicolas Maduro said there would be 60 days of martial law in five municipalities in the state of Tachira. He also said the closure of the border, announced on Thursday, would be extended until further notice. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has criticised the move. Mr Santos said ordinary people on both sides of the border, including children, would...
  • A factor behind Bernie Sanders' appeal: Changing attitudes toward socialism

    08/20/2015 2:26:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 19, 2015 | Sara Aridi, Staff
    The independent Democratic candidate has repeatedly upheld his socialist views throughout his presidential campaign.When a New York Times reporter asked President Obama whether his domestic policies suggested that he was a socialist in 2009, the president responded with a laugh: “The answer would be no.” After the interview, Mr. Obama called the reporter back to elaborate on his answer, saying, “It was hard for me to believe that you were entirely serious about that socialist question.” “That socialist question” has taken on a new form these days, revolving around the only self-described socialist in the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination: Bernie...
  • Capitalism vs. Socialism

    08/19/2015 6:19:58 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 14 replies
    Self ^ | August 19, 2015 | Robert J. Seyko
    The next time you're debating the merits of capitalism vs. socialism, just ask yourself one question, "Would you rather spend a few hours at your favorite restaurant or the Bureau of Motor Vehicles?"
  • Dear America: Don’t Listen To Bernie Sanders. Sweden’s Not All That Great.

    08/19/2015 5:58:02 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | 8/18/2015 | Alexandra Ivanov
    Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (D) has said that socialist policies characteristic of countries like Sweden should be implemented in the U.S. As a Swede, I would strongly advise against this. The worldwide socialist movement praises the Scandinavian countries for their high living standards and welfare. Easy to do for someone who has never lived in Sweden or read a book on Swedish history. First off: The success of Sweden predates the welfare state. In reality, the economy began to fall behind in the 1960s when the state rapidly expanded. Moreover, Sweden enjoyed the highest growth in the industrialized world between...
  • Infestation of Opossums Kills 17 Babies in Venezuelan Birth Ward

    08/19/2015 3:38:55 PM PDT · by grundle · 40 replies ^ | August 18, 2015 | Frances Martel
    Newly-minted parents at Venezuela’s Dr. Luis Razetti Hospital in Anzoátegui are denouncing its maternity ward for killing 17 babies in a week, the victims of sanitation so poor the ward is overtly inhabited by a swarm of opossums. One relative of a dead newborn told El Tiempo that, upon challenging hospital officials regarding the opossums, she was told “the appearance of possums is something normal in the hospital..." ... the reason opossums are so common, says one employee at the hospital, is that sanitation employees have run out of cleaning liquids and necessary maintenance items, leaving them impotent in the...