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  • France Breaking: Phase Five Of Yellow Vests In Hour, Journalists Allege Police Attacks

    12/14/2018 2:00:48 PM PST · by Nextrush · 39 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/14/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The Yellow Vests are planning protests with specific sites given in Paris as the Champs-Elysees at 930am tomorrow (330 am Eastern US). Protesters are set to be at the Palace de l'Opera between 1030am and 1230pm. Another gathering for protest set at the Port Maillot-Gare Saint Lazare at 10am. Protests are set in other cities like Marseille, Bordeaux, Toulouse and Nantes. A protest is set for the Mont-Blanc tunnel and there are other locations listed. BFM-TV in France reports that fewer buses have been chartered to bring protesters to Paris tomorrow. 24 journalists in France have filed complaints against police...
  • Yellow vests shutdown Tower Bridge as protest rages on (UK Brexit)

    12/14/2018 12:05:01 PM PST · by RightGeek · 18 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 12/14/2018 | Jamie Micklethwaite
    THE yellow vest protests which caused havoc in Paris have hit the UK with London Bridge at a complete standstill. The group of yellow vest protesters, believed to be pro-Brexit, completely blocked Westminster Bridge. The group have now moved down the river and blocked traffic at Tower Bridge, causing havoc in the capital. They are seen on Facebook Live chanting: "What do we want? Brexit. "When do we want it? Now?"
  • Californians are asking Google, 'Should I move out?'

    12/14/2018 12:43:42 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 14, 2018 | By Amy Graff,
    Of all the possible "should I?" questions, the one Californians are typing into the Google search engine the most is "Should I move out?" This probably isn't surprising when you consider all your friends who are priced out of California's sky-high housing market and constantly talking about moving to Oregon, where they can buy a sweet bungalow in Portland for $300,000. (Admit it, you have thought about this too.) Using Google Trends data, AT&T's All Home Connections identified the most popular "Should I?" questions each state Googled in 2018 - and the results are fascinating, and at times hilarious. Texans...
  • Venezuela's last anti-Maduro newspaper publishes final print edition

    12/14/2018 10:54:19 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 14, 2018 | by Vivian Sequera
    CARACAS - Venezuela’s El Nacional newspaper, which has been heavily critical of the ruling Socialist Party, on Friday published its last print edition after struggling for years under government pressure and a collapsing economy. The paper, which is transitioning to a web format, has found it increasingly difficult to obtain newsprint due to exchange controls that make imports nearly impossible, and has potentially massive payments in a defamation lawsuit brought by Socialist Party No. 2 Diosdado Cabello. “I want to think that this is a pause,” said the editor-in-chief of the newspaper, Patricia Spadaro, at a press conference in the...
  • Police raid Nicaragua journalist's offices in crackdown on dissent

    12/14/2018 10:49:35 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 14, 2018 | by Ismael Lopez
    MANAGUA - Nicaraguan police raided the offices of a prominent journalist often critical of President Daniel Ortega, the latest sign of a broad crackdown on civil society and independent media organizations. Carlos Fernando Chamorro, the son of former president Violeta Chamorro, runs the digital newspaper Confidencial and hosts television news programs. He blamed the Thursday night raid and seizure of equipment on increasingly authoritarian efforts to purge the country of domestic dissent. “This was an absurd attack on free expression,” the award-winning Chamorro told Reuters on Friday.
  • Where's the money? China accuses rich nations of 'backsliding' on climate change aid pledges

    12/14/2018 10:04:09 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    National Post ^ | December 14, 2018 | by Jeremy Hodges
    China accused some of the richest nations in the world of “backsliding” on pledges to clean up pollution and provide $100 billion a year in climate-related aid by 2020. The comments at a United Nations conference on global warming in Poland spearheaded a push by a group of the 49 Least Developed Countries for clarity on when those promises will be fulfilled. Industrial nations remain about $30 billion short of their pledge to ramp-up climate-related aid to $100 billion a year by 2020. Developing nations are resisting measures that would ensure transparency in the way greenhouse gas emissions cuts are...
  • How a World Order Ends And What Comes in Its Wake

    12/14/2018 8:08:11 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    foreignaffairs.com ^ | 12/14/2018 | Richard Haass
    A stable world order is a rare thing. When one does arise, it tends to come after a great convulsion that creates both the conditions and the desire for something new. It requires a stable distribution of power and broad acceptance of the rules that govern the conduct of international relations. It also needs skillful statecraft, since an order is made, not born. And no matter how ripe the starting conditions or strong the initial desire, maintaining it demands creative diplomacy, functioning institutions, and effective action to adjust it when circumstances change and buttress it when challenges come. Eventually, inevitably,...
  • John Kerry: Forget Trump. We All Must Act on Climate Change.

    12/13/2018 9:35:33 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 13, 2018 | by John F. Kerry
    This week is the third anniversary of the Paris climate agreement. The Trump administration marked it by working with Russia and Gulf oil nations to sideline science and undermine the accord at climate talks underway in Katowice, Poland. While I was in New Delhi this week, where I met with solar energy advocates, a comment made thousands of miles away by the journalist Bob Woodward almost jumped off my iPad: The president, he said, “makes decisions often without a factual basis.” This isn’t a mere personality quirk of the leader of the free world. It is profoundly dangerous for the...
  • Sorry Santa - Climate Change Is Killing Reindeer

    12/13/2018 9:32:17 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Fortune ^ | December 12, 2018 | by Chris Morris
    Dancer, Dasher, Comet, and Vixen are getting pretty lonely these days. A new report on climate change finds the number of wild reindeer in the Arctic has dropped a startling 56% in the past two decades. The study, compiled by the U.S. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and released at an American Geophysical Research Union meeting, found the population has dropped to roughly 2.1 million from 5 million, with some herds shrinking more than 90%. Reindeer, referred to as caribou in some areas, are affected by higher temperatures, resulting in changes in vegetation and drought in some areas, according to...
  • Global warming should be called global heating, says key scientist

    12/13/2018 9:28:08 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | December 13, 2018 | by Jonathan Watts
    “Global heating” is a more accurate term than “global warming” to describe the changes taking place to the world’s climate, according to a key scientist at the UK Met Office. Prof Richard Betts, who leads the climate research arm of Britain’s meteorological monitoring organisation, made the comments amid growing evidence that rising temperatures have passed the comfort zone and are now bringing increased threats to humanity. “Global heating is technically more correct because we are talking about changes in the energy balance of the planet,” the scientist said at the UN climate summit in Katowice, Poland. “We should be talking...
  • More Floods and More Droughts: Climate Change Delivers Both

    12/12/2018 1:45:20 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 12, 2018 | By John Schwartz
    More records for both wet and dry weather are being set around the globe, often with disastrous consequences for the people facing such extremes, according to a study published Wednesday that offered new evidence of climate change’s impacts in the here and now. Extreme rainfall, and the extreme lack of it, affects untold numbers of people, taxing economies, disrupting food production, creating unrest and prompting migrations. So, factors that push regions of the world to exceptional levels of flooding and drought can shape the fate of nations. “Climate change will likely continue to alter the occurrence of record-breaking wet and...
  • Climate change talks result in renewed pledge to cut emissions

    12/12/2018 1:41:43 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    The Guardian ^ | December 12, 2018 | by Fiona Harvey, Ben Doherty and Jonathan Watts
    The EU and scores of developing countries have pledged to toughen their existing commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to enable the world to stay within a 1.5C rise in global warming. The promise, which follows increasingly dire scientific warnings, was the most positive message yet to come from the ongoing talks in Poland. The announcement came at the end of a day in which the UN secretary general made an impassioned intervention to rescue the talks, which have been distracted by US, Russian and Saudi moves to downgrade scientific advice. The former US vice-president Al Gore told delegates they...
  • U.N. calls on countries to urgently act to stop global warming

    12/12/2018 1:34:54 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 12, 2018 | by AP
    The head of the United Nations’ top science panel on climate change said Tuesday that the world needs to “do more and faster” to prevent global warming on a scale that would cause irreversible environmental damage and hit poor societies hard. Hoesung Lee, who chairs the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), told diplomats at the U.N. climate summit in Poland that scientists had reviewed data for their recent report on the impact of average global temperature increases. “The report shows that not just action, but urgent action is needed,” Lee said. His comments come as national leaders and ministers...
  • Family breakdown explains social unrest

    12/12/2018 11:55:22 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Star Parker ^ | December 11, 2018 | Star Parker
    Weakening of the family generally occurs in an environment of weakening of religion. As France is gripped by civil disorder, many commentators identify, quite correctly, as the culprit the outsized burden that France's bloated welfare state places on its citizens. According a recent report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the highest tax burden in the industrialized world is in France — 46.1 percent of GDP. In the United States, it is 27 percent, which includes taxes paid at all levels of government — federal, state and local. Welfare state spending in France is 32 percent of GDP,...
  • If...You Are A Fascist

    12/12/2018 5:11:12 AM PST · by walford · 14 replies
    Facebook ^ | 12/11/2018 | walford
    The Left is fond of calling we who hold to the principles of freedom, self-empowerment, equality under the law, law-and-order, strong defense, family values, etc. as fascist. Let us review what fascism is about and who is actually fascist: If you have no problem with big government/high taxes because "we are the government" you are a #Statist. If you think that everything is generated by society, so resources should be allocated by its agent, the State, you are a #Collectivist. If you think private property should only be tolerated if it serves the public interest as determined by the...
  • Sports world must join climate change crusade, says IOC

    12/11/2018 11:17:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Eyewitness News ^ | December 11, 2018 | by AFP
    <p>KATOWICE/POLAND - The world of sports must join the effort to tame global warming, and the International Olympic Committee intends to lead the way, it said on Tuesday at UN climate talks in Katowice, Poland.</p> <p>At the 195-nation negotiations, the IOC and UN launched an initiative aimed to line up verifiable commitments from sports federations and clubs to cut carbon pollution in line with the Paris Agreement.</p>
  • On World Mountain Day, looking at climate change adaptation in the world's most majestic ranges (tr)

    12/11/2018 11:11:05 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    UN Environment ^ | December 11, 2018 | by United Nations
    Nairobi – Mountain regions occupy about one-quarter of the earth’s land surface and are home to 15% of the world’s population. Their influence extends far beyond their ranges: they provide goods and services, most notably water, to over half the global population – making them not only crucial for people living in mountains, but also for those living downstream. But while the world is becoming increasingly aware of the impact of climate change on different ecosystems, current policies offer a very limited focus on the importance of climate change adaptation in mountainous regions. Mountain societies are experiencing a disproportionately high...
  • US, Saudi, Russia 'insulted' key global warming report: Al Gore

    12/11/2018 11:00:16 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    France24 ^ | December 11, 2018 | by AFP
    Former US vice president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Al Gore on Tuesday slammed the world's top oil producers -- his own country, Saudi Arabia and Russia -- for "insulting" a key and alarming report on climate change. A bloc of 44 small island nations -- many facing an existential threat from storm surges engorged by rising seas -- had called on the UN climate body to "welcome" a UN report on limiting global warming. But the United States, Russia and Saudi Arabia blocked the critical word change in the negotiating text of the COP24 summit in Poland. The text...
  • The Psychological Composition of a Leftist

    12/11/2018 10:32:01 AM PST · by huckfillary · 28 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | December 10, 2018 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    #1: Unearned guilt. Unearned guilt is a feeling of responsibility for something that’s not your fault. Healthy people see the unearned guilt for what it is, and correct it. Others become overly humble and self-effacing. Leftists do neither. They become angry and hostile. They rage against the unearned guilt of others rather than face their own. It absolves them of their own perceived guilt, by condemning others in a way they don’t have to condemn themselves. # 2 A need for the approval of others. Leftism is socialism. Socialism is all about the group. The self-esteem of a leftist depends...
  • French Riots Really Aren't About Global Warming - They're About Tax Heavy Socialism

    12/11/2018 10:05:33 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 11, 2018 | Editorial
    After weeks of spreading riots and demonstrations in Paris, socialist French President Emmanuel Macron has had an epiphany or sorts. Not only is he not going to put a new global warming tax on fuel, he's going to let financially-strapped French families keep more of their money from the taxman. At least this year. "No mercy"? Sounds like total surrender for someone who, just days earlier, arrested 1, 939 people across the country, more than a thousand of those in Paris. The truth is, Macron has lost control both of the people and of the narrative. His 18% approval rating...