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  • Poll: A majority of Americans support raising the top tax rate to 70 percent

    01/22/2019 11:09:47 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/15/2019 | Matthew Sheffield
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez(D-N.Y.) and her Republican critics have both called her proposal to dramatically increase America's highest tax rate "radical" but a new poll released Tuesday indicates that a majority of Americans agrees with the idea. In the latest The Hill-HarrisX survey — conducted Jan. 12 and 13 after the newly elected congresswoman called for the U.S. to raise its highest tax rate to 70 percent — a sizable majority of registered voters, 59 percent, supports the concept. Ocasio-Cortez has not introduced any legislation to enact the concept but the survey shows a broad cross-section of Americans supports it, at...
  • Weatherwatch: climate change cooks up ideal conditions for snow

    01/22/2019 7:24:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 21, 2019 | by Kate Ravilious
    Look at all that snow in the Alps; has global warming taken a break? Alas, no, it turns out that the recent record-breaking dumps of snow across much of southern Germany, Switzerland and Austria are more likely a consequence of global warming. Why? Balmy temperatures in the North Sea and Baltic Sea are cooking up the ideal conditions to create snow. “Global warming enhances the current snowfall … Anomalously high sea surface temperatures in the North Sea and Baltic are loading winds from the north with moisture,” tweeted Stefan Rahmstorf of the University of Potsdam last week. Meanwhile, warmer than...
  • The battle on the frontline of climate change in Mali

    01/22/2019 7:07:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    BBC "News" ^ | January 22, 2019 | by Lyse Doucet
    Everything about Mami exudes exhaustion. Her round brown eyes are pools of sadness, and her bulbous body throbs with pain. "First, armed groups attacked nearby," she explains in a tired voice as we sit on plastic matting, five young children nestled close to their mother in Mali's fabled city in the sand Timbuktu. "Then the rains came, and did the rest." The worst rains in 50 years in northern Mali washed away their entire crop. Those rains poured through the cracks in her mud home caused by an explosion an armed group set off. The cracks are showing everywhere in...
  • Venezuela quells soldiers’ revolt, top court blasts congress

    01/21/2019 11:29:10 AM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    AP ^ | January 21, 2019 | Fabiola Sanchez
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela plunged deeper into turmoil on Monday as security forces put down a pre-dawn uprising by national guardsmen that triggered violent street protests and the Supreme Court outlawed the opposition-controlled congress’ defiant new leadership. The mutiny triggered protests in a poor neighborhood just a few miles (kilometers) from Venezuela’s presidential palace. It was dispersed with tear gas as residents set fire to a barricade of trash and chanted demands that President Nicolas Maduro leave power. The military said in a statement said that it had recovered all the weapons and captured those involved in what it...
  • Americans More Accepting of Socialism: A Psychological Take

    01/20/2019 6:29:02 PM PST · by huckfillary · 21 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | January 20, 2019 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    AMERICANS WARMING TO SOCIALISM OVER CAPITALISM, POLLS SHOW”, states a poll at FoxNews.com Well of course they are. Most Americans are not critical thinkers. They look to the pack or the herd. Either they haven’t been trained how to be critical, independent and objective thinkers, or they’re simply too lazy to learn. Or both. As a result of no critical thinking, it doesn’t occur to people why America is a far, far better place to live materially — even if you’re in the poorest sector — than anywhere else on earth. No country on earth has a crisis of immigration...
  • Social Justice = Slavery

    01/20/2019 5:04:58 PM PST · by huckfillary · 21 replies
    The Artful Dilettante ^ | January 19, 2019 | Thomas DiLorenzo
    Reading about all the young ignorant, uneducated, “millennials” who proudly label themselves “socialists” or “social justice warriors” (same thing) reminded me of a question posed by my old friend Professor Walter E. Williams in a speech he gave at my university several years ago. The question is: What would you call a system that used force, violence, coercion, and intimidation to compel one person to work for the benefit of another person or persons? Whenever I ask this of one of my undergraduate classes it usually takes about five seconds for someone to blurt out, “slavery!” Exactly. The class then...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the voice of an ignorant generation

    01/14/2019 4:17:40 PM PST · by rktman · 80 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/14/2019 | M Knowles
    The majority of American Millennials identify as socialist, according to surveys by both Reason-Rupe and the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. That’s the bad news. The good news is that just 32 percent of Millennials can define socialism. The frequently-wrong but never-in-doubt freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., may indeed be the voice of her ignorant generation. During an interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” Anderson Cooper asked Ocasio-Cortez, “When people hear the word socialism, they think Soviet Union, Cuba, Venezuela. Is that what you have in mind?” He neglected to mention the vicious socialist regimes of Cambodia, Ethiopia, Poland, Romania, North...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the voice of an ignorant generation

    01/20/2019 7:44:37 AM PST · by SJackson · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | Michael Knowles | Michael Knowles
    The majority of American Millennials identify as socialist, according to surveys by both Reason-Rupe and the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. That’s the bad news. The good news is that just 32 percent of Millennials can define socialism. The frequently-wrong but never-in-doubt freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., may indeed be the voice of her ignorant generation. During an interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” Anderson Cooper asked Ocasio-Cortez, “When people hear the word socialism, they think Soviet Union, Cuba, Venezuela. Is that what you have in mind?” He neglected to mention the vicious socialist regimes of Cambodia, Ethiopia, Poland, Romania, North...
  • WE HAVE A WINNER: CLIMATE’S TALLEST TALE 2018

    01/19/2019 11:01:58 PM PST · by House Atreides · 16 replies
    The Global Warming Policy Forum ^ | January 18, 2019 | GWPF
    Before Christmas, we asked GWPF readers to send us nominations for our search to find the tallest climate tale of 2018. It’s fair to say that there was a lot of competition, with the catastrophe mongers across the media clearly working hard to ensure that they were in the running for this much sought-after accolade. We particularly enjoyed L. Robertson’s ‘Climate change, weather and road deaths’, a paper in the journal Injury Prevention, which declared that rising concentrations of greenhouse gases was going to cause a rising death toll on the roads unless governments put in ‘major mitigating countermeasure’. We...
  • The next president must make climate change the top priority

    01/18/2019 7:37:44 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 63 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 17, 2019 | by Jay Inslee, Gov. Washington State
    We are the first generation to feel the sting of climate change, and we are the last generation that can do something about it. The Democratic Party must nominate a candidate who will put fighting climate change at the top of the agenda. And that’s why I’m seriously considering running for president. The science is clear. We have a short period of time to act. And whether we shrink from this challenge, or rise to it, is the biggest question we face, as a nation and as a people. It is also our chance to realize the greatest economic opportunity...
  • New plant-focused diet would ‘transform’ planet’s future, say scientists

    01/18/2019 7:21:17 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 16, 2019 | by Damian Carrington
    The first science-based diet that tackles both the poor food eaten by billions of people and averts global environmental catastrophe has been devised. It requires huge cuts in red meat-eating in western countries and radical changes across the world. The “planetary health diet” was created by an international commission seeking to draw up guidelines that provide nutritious food to the world’s fast-growing population. At the same time, the diet addresses the major role of farming – especially livestock – in driving climate change, the destruction of wildlife and the pollution of rivers and oceans. Globally, the diet requires red meat...
  • Study: Climate Change Already Hurting Human Health

    01/18/2019 7:13:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    WebMD ^ | January 16, 2019 | by Amy Norton
    Climate change is already having clear effects on human health, according to a new review that describes the situation as a "health emergency." "Climate change is causing injuries, illnesses and deaths now from heat waves, infectious diseases, food and water insecurity, and changes in air quality, among other adverse health outcomes," said Kristie Ebi, one of the report's authors. She directs the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the University of Washington, in Seattle. According to Ebi, "the science is clear" that for each unit increase in global warming, there is an increase in those broad health risks....
  • Arm of Congressional Hispanic Caucus spent lavishly last election cycle, FEC data show

    01/17/2019 11:15:30 PM PST · by knighthawk · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 17 2019 | Louis Casiano
    The fundraising arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus doled out hundreds of thousands of dollars for luxury hotels, nightclubs and tickets to Las Vegas events during the 2018 election cycle, filings to the Federal Election Commission show. During the cycle, the caucus's Bold PAC pulled in $9.5 million in contributions -- in reaction to President Trump’s policies, said Rep. Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., who chairs the PAC, according to a report. Also in that time, the Hispanic caucus paid out more than $200,000 for catering, hotel stays and fees at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa, and Marina in...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis: A Real "Schism" Is Under Way - But Only In Politics

    01/17/2019 9:08:25 AM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | January 16, 2019 | Gloria TV
    Francis: A Real "Schism" Is Under Way - But Only In Politics Humanity encounters "serious difficulties", writes Pope Francis in a letter to the president of the Pontifical Academy for Life (dated January 6). According to Francis, the cleavage between the "obsession for one's own wellbeing" and the "shared happiness of humanity" seems to become deeper to the point that one may think, "that between the individual and the human community a real schism is underway." The term "schism" has primarily a religious connotation, meaning a breakaway from the Church. By using it in a political context, Francis seems to...
  • Socialism In 280 Characters Or Less Taught By Twitter Tutor Ocasio-Cortez

    01/17/2019 8:10:28 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/17/19 | Judi McLeod
    School’s In: Sit down and be quiet you silly, hate-spewing Democrats, a new school marm has taken over your class. If you thought the nightmarish, overzealous Ms. Sandy Sniggle who taught you in Grade 3 was the worst, you ain’t, as the saying goes, “seen nothin’ yet! Know-it-all Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) is here to teach all you twits how to Twitter. It makes no difference if you already cut your teeth in tweeting back nasty responses to that misogynist monster holding down the fort in the White House, AOC will teach you how to polish up minding your Ps and...
  • Teach kids about climate change? A legislative proposal in Connecticut would require it

    01/17/2019 7:31:27 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | January 16, 2019 | By MICHAEL MELIA
    A legislative proposal in Connecticut would mandate instruction on climate change in public schools statewide, beginning in elementary school. Connecticut already has adopted science standards that call for teaching of climate change, but if the bill passes it is believed that it would be the country's first to write such a requirement into law. "A lot of schools make the study of climate change an elective, and I don't believe it should be an elective," said state Rep. Christine Palm, a Democrat from Chester who proposed the bill. "I think it should be mandatory, and I think it should be...
  • 250,000 deaths a year from climate change is a 'conservative estimate,' research says

    01/17/2019 7:19:43 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | January 16, 2019 | by Jen Christensen
    Climate change could "halt and reverse" progress made in human health over the last century. The grim analysis comes from one of the authors of a new report in the New England Journal of Medicine that suggests rising global temperatures could lead to many more deaths than the 250,000 a year the World Health Organization predicted just five years ago. An editorial accompanying the report urges medical professionals to take this report seriously. Its co-author, Dr. Caren Solomon, suggests doctors have a "special responsibility to safeguard health and alleviate suffering," and that mission should include working quickly to curtail greenhouse...
  • Zimbabweans dying of hunger after land grabs and killing of white farmers

    01/16/2019 5:06:37 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 85 replies
    NewSoweto ^ | 1/1/6/19
    The deplorable economic situation in Zimbabwe is getting even more critical by the day. Stack poverty now stares the majority of the people on the face. At some point, the country had a vibrant economy, when agricultural investors where not arm twisted, their land taken away forcefully by the former regime in a bid to Redistribute land. The truth about Zimbabwe is that it has regressed, back to that ancient poverty which has been the historical lot of mankind. As I’ve pointed out before: The problem with this description is that it is actually accurate. Zimbabwe simply doesn’t have anything...
  • ..No Longer Tolerate A System Where The Rich Get Richer And The Poor Also Get Richer-SATIRE

    01/16/2019 7:39:55 PM PST · by fungoking · 2 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | 1/16/19 | Staff
    We Can No Longer Tolerate An Economic System Where The Rich Get Richer And The Poor Also Get Richer An op-ed by Bernie Sanders Capitalism has failed us. The year is [editor please insert current year here], and we still have an economic system where the rich people just continue to get richer, while the poor suffer by also getting richer. We must look to socialism for a more equitable system, one in which there are no upper or lower classes---well, at least one in which there is no upper class. We must look to socialism, where wealth isn't created...
  • In new video, Ocasio-Cortez joins progressive effort to oust more incumbent Democrats

    01/16/2019 1:58:27 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 16, 2019 | By Benjy Sarlin
    WASHINGTON - Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez toppled a well-established Democratic leader in a stunning primary upset last year - now she's looking to spur others to do the same. In a promotional video for Justice Democrats, the grassroots group that backed Ocasio-Cortez's 2018 upstart run against Joe Crowley, a 10-term incumbent. Under the program, activists can nominate potential candidates for the group's backing. In the video, Ocasio-Cortez recounts how she was nominated by her brother and became interested in running while participating in environmental protests with Native Americans activists at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota. "Everybody knows someone...