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  • Why is the Vatican defending Venezuela’s illegitimate president?

    01/20/2019 6:30:20 PM PST · by ebb tide · 53 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 18, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    Why is the Vatican defending Venezuela’s illegitimate president? anuary 18, 2019 (American Thinker) – In the wake of Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro swearing himself into office after a fraudulent election, the global consensus is that the regime ruling in Caracas is illegitimate. It's so bad that the news accounts call the Maduro regime "isolated." Brazil, led by President Jair Bolsonaro, not only refused to recognize the regime, but openly recognized the constitutionally mandated succession of the Venezuelan National Assembly's leader, Juan Guaidó. That's who's president to his country. Other nations, such as Paraguay, cut ties to the regime and pulled their envoys. The United States and Canada have come close...
  • Ocasio-Cortez’s 70% Tax Proposal Is a Great Start—But We Need to ABOLISH the Ultra-Rich

    01/19/2019 11:39:38 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 85 replies
    In These Times ^ | January 19, 2019 | MARK ENGLER AND ANDREW ELROD
    Ultimately, finding an optimal tax rate for the super-rich is a moral and political issue as much as an economic one. Last week, when 60 Minutes aired an interview with newly sworn-in Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the freshman New York congressperson caused an uproar with what, by Washington standards, seemed a rather immodest proposal. Asked whether an expansion of public investment in green technologies would require raising taxes, she cited history.
  • De Blasio pitches plan to seize private property of problem landlords, opponents cry ‘communism’

    01/16/2019 5:17:49 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | Adam Shaw
    Liberal New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is rolling out a new plan that would potentially allow the city government to seize buildings of landlords who force tenants out -- a plan his opponents say amounts to “straight communism.” De Blasio, in his State of the City address on Thursday, announced he wants to take action against landlords who try to force tenants out by making the property unliveable -- and pulled out an executive order to create a Mayor’s Office to Protect Tenants. He said that in the event the government intervenes, the buildings would then be controlled...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican, Venezuela bishops play ‘good cop/bad cop’ with Maduro

    01/13/2019 11:42:49 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Crux ^ | January 13, 2019 | Inés San Martín
    Vatican, Venezuela bishops play ‘good cop/bad cop’ with Maduro ROSARIO, Argentina - A day after the bishops of Venezuela declared the new presidency of Nicolas Maduro “illegitimate,” Pope Francis sent a Vatican representative to his inauguration. The successor of the late Hugo Chavez thanked Monsignor George Koovakod for his “bravery” for coming.Many observers say the apparent contrast isn’t a matter of the Vatican and the bishops being at odds, but rather a classic “good cop, bad cop” diplomatic maneuver.Maduro took office for the second time on Thursday, amidst criticism from the international community of snap elections in May. Concerns over...
  • They’re Coming For You: “COMMIES, PROGRESSIVES, AND MARX—OH MY!”

    01/12/2019 3:26:59 PM PST · by RArtfulogerDodger · 14 replies
    Conservative Right Wing News ^ | January 12, 2019 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    [PHOTO] The modern Socialist doesn’t have an actual brain. [PHOTO] Their substitute-brain, Karl Marx, wrote THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO, in 1848. And, ever since then, Communism/Socialism has had an unbroken record: over 170 years of utter failure, everywhere it was tried. Yet, the communist-inspired philospher—the Socialist—still beatifically calls for world-wide socialism. In these days of an American Trump, and a wild jackass, anti-America, “Resistance,” the Socialist, smiley-face, “look” has changed. It alternates between bug-eyed madness and fanged violence. “Socialists may not be able to claim experience, learning, smarts, or success. But they make up for all that by a boundless certitude.......
  • BREAKING - Democrat Lawmaker Rashida Tlaib: “We’re Going to Go in and Impeach the MOTHER [bleep]!”

    01/03/2019 8:33:19 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 238 replies
    Gateway pundit ^ | 1-3-2018 | Jim Hoft
    <p>The radicals took control of the House today. Far left anti-Trumpers and open Socialists are now in charge of the US House of Representatives.</p> <p>Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib, an open Israel-hater, was sworn in on a Koran today.</p> <p>And after her swearing in she immediately called on President Trump’s impeachment — the “mother f*cker”!!</p>
  • Democratic Socialists Could Never Produce Dr. Wang’s Instant Pot

    12/29/2018 7:35:59 AM PST · by gattaca · 11 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | December 3, 2018 | Barry Brownstein
    Like most new inventions, after the fact, the Instant Pot might seem like a mere technological accomplishment. Why couldn’t socialist planners mobilize scientists and do the same thing? Like millions of Americans, newly elected New York democratic socialist congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez loves the Instant Pot multicooker. She has been having Instagram Live conversations about politics while she cooks with her Instant Pot. In November, Ocasio-Cortez asked her 1.2 million Twitter followers to post their favorite Instant Pot recipes. Perhaps she should ask her Twitter followers to explain to her how markets work to produce innovations like Instant Pots. There are...
  • [Cath Cauc] Holy See and Vietnam agree to a resident nuncio in Hanoi 'in the near future'

    12/20/2018 9:53:57 AM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Asia News ^ | December 20, 2018 | Asia News
    12/20/2018, 13.55 VATICAN - VIETNAM Holy See and Vietnam agree to a resident nuncio in Hanoi 'in the near future' The statement following the seventh meeting of the Joint Working Group mentions "positive developments" in relations. With respect to the local Catholic Church, the statement cites Pope Francis’s view that “A good Catholic is also a good citizen”. Vatican City (AsiaNews) – The seventh meeting of the Viet Nam-Vatican Joint Working Group took place in Hanoi yesterday "in a cordial and mutually respectful atmosphere.” The main point of the statement that followed noted that there will be a resident...
  • Stalin Greatest Anti-Facist [My Title]

    12/17/2018 7:30:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Twitter ^ | December 13, 2018 | Clara Sorrenti
    Whether you like it or not, Joseph Stalin was one of the greatest anti-fascists in the history of the anti-fascist movement. Under Stalin's command, the Red Army defeated the nazis and saved several ethnic groups from nazi extermination. This is a legacy we cannot forget.
  • Joe Lieberman joins China's ZTE to ease national security concerns mid lawmakers' distrust

    12/14/2018 7:46:20 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 31 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12/14/18 | Kevin Breuninger
    ZTE reportedly hires former Sen. Joe Lieberman to spearhead a national security assessment of its products. "There are obviously still concerns about the safety of their products or the extent to which their products could be used to compromise American security in any way or even individual security," Lieberman tells Politico in an interview. ZTE has "decided to really try to get ahead of those concerns and be in a position to answer them," he says. Lieberman adds that while he will register as a lobbyist, he will be focusing on his national security evaluation and won't actually lobby for...
  • TOTO: Hollywood, Once Scornful Of Blacklists, Now Embraces Them

    12/14/2018 9:25:56 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 13, 2018 | Christian Toto
    Remember Hollywood’s old obsession with the “blacklisting” of alleged communists? Movie after movie captured that dark chapter in American history, each film wagging a cinematic finger at industry insiders who punished Communist sympathizers — or just folks suspected of harboring such thoughts. Think “The Front,” “The Majestic,” “Trumbo,” “Guilty by Suspicion” and “Good Night, and Good Luck.” That was then. Today, people who hold what the Hollywood elite consider untenable views — such as those who believe in protecting the U.S. border — are targeted, shamed and made to fear for their careers. It’s happening both inside Tinsel Town and...
  • Source: #Vikings OC John DeFilippo has been fired.

    12/11/2018 9:58:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    NFL Network ^ | December 112, 2018 | Ian Rappaport
    Source: #Vikings OC John DeFilippo has been fired.
  • Anti-Semitic pamphlets distributed in Pittsburgh

    12/09/2018 8:12:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    INN ^ | 12/10/18 05:12 | Elad Benari
    The Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety and the Pittsburgh police are investigating the distribution of anti-Semitic pamphlets in the city’s neighborhoods, The Hill reported on Sunday. “The Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police are aware of and are investigating the dissemination of anti-Semitic pamphlets in Pittsburgh neighborhoods, including Squirrel Hill,” the department said on Twitter. “Such hate-filled material will not be tolerated in Pittsburgh — not by residents, city officials nor Law enforcement,” the statement added. “The Department of Public Safety assures the community that we are taking this matter very seriously and will follow...
  • France suspends controversial fuel tax after weeks of unrest

    12/04/2018 3:56:36 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 100 replies
    France suspends controversial fuel tax after weeks of unrest By James McAuley December 4 at 6:40 AM PARIS — French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe announced Tuesday that the French government would temporarily suspend the controversial carbon tax plan that triggered weeks of often violent protests around the country. To help curb climate change, the government had proposed a slew of new carbon taxes that were slated to take effect in January 2019 and were designed to wean consumers off diesel and other polluting fuels and to favor electric cars. But the price hikes those taxes represented triggered a wave of...
  • George Neumayr’s ‘Political Pope’

    11/29/2018 11:58:32 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | May 4, 2017 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    How to explain a Pope who boasts of his mentor being a communist? Who smuggled leftist literature into his sanctuary when he was merely a priest in his native Argentina? Who talks about American capitalism in terms more extreme than does Bernie Sanders and with equal ignorance? George Neumayr in his new book, The Political Pope, with immense erudition and elegant prose, tells us the whole story of Father Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s rise from Argentine cleric to become Pope Francis.
  • Argentina's advice ahead of G20 summit: get out of Buenos Aires

    11/28/2018 1:41:35 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 28, 2018 | by Hugh Bronstein
    BUENOS AIRES - Argentina will launch a massive security operation in coming days to try to ensure a calm meeting of the leaders of the G20 bloc of nations in Buenos Aires, calling a national bank holiday on Friday and shutting down the city’s main business district. With local merchants riled about losing business on Friday and Saturday, and anti-globalization protesters preparing to march, the government has advised anyone not involved in the G20 to take Friday off and get out of town for a long weekend. The lockdown of parts of the city will start on Thursday night and...
  • Jack Ma, China's richest man, is a Communist Party member (Surprise, surprise)

    11/27/2018 10:21:21 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 37 replies
    Jack Ma, founder of Chinese tech giant Alibaba, is among the world's richest people but he has now emerged as a member of another club: China's 89-million-strong Communist Party. The billionaire's Communist bona fides were revealed by the People's Daily, the party's official mouthpiece, in an article praising contributors to China's development. He is not the first nor likely the last Chinese super-rich capitalist to join the party, which counts property titan Xu Jiayin and Wanda Group founder Wang Jianlin among its billionaire members. But Ma's membership had not been known until now as China's richest man had previously suggested...
  • Lobbying Effort on Honduras Getting Results [Honduras]

    10/07/2009 7:15:22 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 18 replies · 885+ views
    New York Times ^ | 10/07/09 | GINGER THOMPSON and RON NIXON
    But Congressional aides said that less than 10 days after Mr. Zelaya was ousted, Mr. Noriega and Lanny J. Davis, a confidant of Mrs. Clinton and a lobbyist for a Honduran business council, organized a meeting for supporters of the de facto government with members of the Senate. Mr. Fisk, who attended the meeting, said he was stunned by the turnout. “I had never seen eight senators in one room to talk about Latin America in my entire career,” he said. As President Obama imposed increasingly tougher sanctions on Honduras, the lobbying intensified. The Cormac Group, run by a former...
  • Honduras leader's nephew killed (Micheletti's nephew)

    10/26/2009 9:21:37 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 35 replies · 1,217+ views
    BBC News ^ | 02:43 GMT, Tuesday, 27 October 2009 | None stated
    The nephew of the interim President of Honduras Roberto Micheletti has been found dead in what the police are calling an execution style killing. Enzo Micheletti's body was discovered on Sunday in woodland near Choloma, 250 km north of the capital, Tegucigalpa. Police say his hands were tied behind his back and his body was riddled with bullets There is no indication that his death is connected to the coup that brought his uncle to power at the end of June.
  • Ex-President Micheletti: The US Asked Me to Return Power to Zelaya [Honduras]

    02/04/2018 7:34:31 AM PST · by Yardstick · 5 replies
    PanAm Post ^ | May 4, 2015 | Elena Toledo
    Roberto Micheletti Baín played a significant role in the political crisis that struck Honduras in 2009. He assumed the presidency of the country when the Supreme Court of Justice ordered the arrest of then-President Manuel Zelaya, who was subsequently expelled from the country by the armed forces. Six years on, Micheletti has retired from political life, and lives surrounded by nature and his family. Yet the specter of political turmoil has returned once more to the Central American nation. Late in April, a chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice revoked two key constitutional provisions that prohibited presidential reelection: paving...