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  • Mark Drought: We’re all a bunch of socialists

    10/22/2018 6:05:03 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 52 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Published 2:48 pm CDT, Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | Mark Drought
    U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-VT, is a communist. I learned this from a right-winger so extreme he can’t tell communists from socialists. Conservatives have now moved so far to the right that they label moderates as “socialists” and liberals as “communists.” Sanders doesn’t hide the fact he’s a socialist and a liberal. He’s a relic of a bygone era before the Right turned “socialist” and “liberal” into pejoratives akin to “terrorist” or “pedophile.” I once told a sensible conservative that I prefer socialists to fascists. His response — “How can you tell the difference?” —sounded clever, but it’s essentially nonsense...
  • Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: ‘tactics to defeat Nazi Germany can defeat global warming’

    10/20/2018 6:40:35 PM PDT · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 98 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | October 20, 2018 | Anthony Watts
    From the occasionally used cortex department: Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said on Friday at a campaign event that the United States’ blueprint for beating global warming needs to be the same as the blueprint the U.S. used for defeating Nazi Germany in the 1940s. “So we talk about existential threats, the last time we had a really major existential threat to this country was around World War II,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “And so we’ve been here before and we have a blueprint of doing this before.” “None of these things are new ideas,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “What we had was an existential...
  • Cultural Marxism Is the Main Source of Modern Confusion—and It's Spreading

    10/20/2018 11:18:42 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 32 replies
    https://fee.org/ ^ | October 18, 2018 | ANTONY MUELLER
    Another name for the neo-Marxism of increasing popularity in the United States is "cultural Marxism.” This theory says the driving force behind the socialist revolution is not the proletariat—but the intellectuals. While Marxism has largely disappeared from the workers' movement, Marxist theory flourishes today in cultural institutions, in the academic world, and in the mass media. This “cultural Marxism” goes back to Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) and the Frankfurt School. The theorists of Marxism recognized that the proletariat would not play the expected historical role as a “revolutionary subject.” Therefore, for the revolution to happen, the movement had to depend on...
  • Cory Booker says Canada is ‘out-Americaning’ the U.S., and gets immediate blowback

    10/19/2018 4:13:03 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 19th October 2018 | Carlos Garcia
    Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) was blasted on social media for comments he made about Canada being more American than the United States was. Booker was speaking to students at Allen University in South Carolina to help get out the vote for Democrats ahead of the midterm elections. He said that other countries, including Canada, were “out-Americaning” the U.S. by providing cheaper college opportunities. “Other people talking about college debt, you’ve got to be kidding me,” Booker said. “Every country we are competing with is driving down the cost of college,” Booker claimed. “Germany – it cost between zero and four...
  • What Trump Knows That Obama Didn’t

    10/19/2018 9:03:29 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 39 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 19 Oct, 2018 | Fred Barnes
    W e now know why President Obama had to struggle so hard to spur the economy and allow it to grow more than 2 percent a year. And that was the high-water mark. In the last quarter of his presidency, growth had slipped to 1.5 percent. Today it’s obvious what Obama’s problem was. He had the wrong policies‚ lots of them. How do we know this? Obama’s successor, Donald Trump, and the Republican Congress reversed Obama’s policies. The result, from the day Trump was elected, has been a more robust economy. Nearly 4 million jobs have been added, and unemployment...
  • In conversation series, atmospheric scientist talks climate change and its impact on Dallas

    10/19/2018 7:15:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Dallas News ^ | October 18, 2018 | by Jesus Jimenez
    Texas has been called the “disaster capital of the United States” by scientists, and that’s because Texas has any type of weather you can imagine. Tornadoes, hailstorms, severe weather, dust storms, floods, droughts, blizzards, ice, hurricanes and wildfires are all possible in the Lone Star State. “We get everything there is to get naturally because of our location,” Katharine Hayhoe said Wednesday night in the fourth installment of “Duets,” an ongoing conversation series hosted by the Arts & Life team of The Dallas Morning News. Hayhoe is the director of the climate science center at Texas Tech University and a...
  • Trump's failure to fight climate change is a crime against humanity

    10/19/2018 6:52:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | October 18, 2018 | By Jeffrey Sachs
    President Donald Trump, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, and others who oppose action to address human-induced climate change should be held accountable for climate crimes against humanity. They are the authors and agents of systematic policies that deny basic human rights to their own citizens and people around the world, including the rights to life, health, and property. These politicians have blood on their hands, and the death toll continues to rise. Trump and his minions are the loyal servants of the fossil-fuel industry, which fill Republican party campaign coffers. Trump has also stalled the fight against...
  • Private Medicaid Plans Receive Billions In Tax Dollars, With Little Oversight

    10/18/2018 2:23:15 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 5 replies
    GeorgiA Public Broadcasting News ^ | 10-18-18 | Kaiser Health News
    The current political debate over Medicaid has centered on the idea of putting patients to work so they can earn their government benefits. Yet some experts say the country would be better served by asking this question instead: Are insurance companies — which receive hundreds of billions in public money — earning their Medicaid checks? More than two-thirds of Medicaid recipients are enrolled in such programs, a type of public-private arrangement that has grown rapidly since 2014, boosted by the influx of new beneficiaries under the Affordable Care Act. States have eagerly tapped into the services of insurers as one...
  • Opinion: America Already Has a Centrist Party. It’s Called the Democrats.

    10/18/2018 1:06:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 77 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | October 18, 2018 | By Eric Levitz
    If your only source of information about American politics in 2018 were the GOP’s campaign ads, you would think that the Democratic Party was a radical left-wing organization, whose principal constituents were anarchists, misandrists, literal terrorists, and acolytes of Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro. If you supplemented those 30-second spots with Donald Trump’s stump speeches, and Fox News’ prime-time lineup, you might further conclude that Nancy Pelosi was the chair of The House Antifa Caucus. In other words: The GOP’s message-makers are working round-the-clock to collapse the distinctions between the Democratic Party and the most radical activists at the far-left fringes...
  • Trump’s Climate Denial Isn’t Just a War on Our Coastlines. It’s a War on Our Brains.

    10/18/2018 12:18:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | October 17, 2018 | By David Wallace-Wells
    The list of crimes Donald Trump has committed against the planet, in just two years, is already so impeachably long that his slippery-fish climate denial registers as hardly more than a footnote. “I have a natural instinct for science,” the president bragged to the AP Tuesday, a week after the U.N. raised the alarm on global warming that is much faster, and more horrifying, than it had acknowledged before. It was an especially grotesque demonstration of bad faith, given that just weeks ago, his administration had announced that, as a matter of climate policy, it was now assuming a worst-case...
  • UN climate report author: ambitious actions needed to slow global warming

    10/18/2018 12:06:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Cornell Chronicle ^ | October 18, 2018 | by David Nutt
    In March 2017, Natalie Mahowald, professor of earth and atmospheric sciences and the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future’s faculty director for the environment, was selected by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as a lead author on the “Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius.” The final report made international headlines when it was released Oct. 8. Among its key findings: scientific evidence is clear that human activities have caused 1 C of global warming since the late 1800s, and current trends suggest if the planet keeps warming at the same rate global warming...
  • Experts call attention to global warming, push for changes

    10/18/2018 12:01:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 18, 2018 | by Associated Press
    NARRAGANSETT, R.I. - The former head of the Naval Meteorology and Oceanographic Command called attention to climate change during an extreme weather symposium at the University of Rhode Island. Rear Adm. Jonathan White called climate change a threat to humanity's survival at the Graduate School of Oceanography this week. White said the military has been stretched thin as it deals with "infrastructure and the effects of climate change." Democratic U.S. Rep. James Langevin said the country needs to support researchers studying ways to understand climate change and mitigate its effects. Professor John King said "transformational change" is needed to address...
  • Magnolia Mother's Trust: 15 Black Mothers To Receive $1000 Per Month In Basic Income Initiative

    10/17/2018 4:28:18 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 49 replies
    Jackson, MS, is once again modeling radical Black love for the nation with a pioneering basic income program that will give fifteen Black mothers living in subsidized housing $1000 every month for the next year. The initiative, Magnolia Mother’s Trust, is spearheaded by Springboard to Opportunities, in partnership with Economic Security Project, and “will be the first [guaranteed income initiative] that specifically targets extremely low-income families headed by an African American female living in affordable housing in the United States,” according to Springboard’s website. Citing “Becoming Visible,” a 2017 report published by Springboard and Washington, D.C.-based policy research group New...
  • Man Pleads Guilty to Sending White Powder-Laced Letters to Trump Sons

    10/17/2018 4:14:11 PM PDT · by familyop · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 17, 2018 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Authorities arrested Daniel Frisiello, 25, of Beverly, in March...Frisiello’s Facebook page stated that he worked as a program assistant at Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston and displayed a bevy of anti-Trump posts and links to the Democratic Party.
  • Global warming will unlock ancient diseases like the plague, scientists say

    10/17/2018 11:15:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    News.com AU ^ | October 17, 2018 | by Simon Chandler
    GLOBAL warming could reawaken ancient diseases - even the Black Death - according to an Oxford University professor. Higher global temperatures would melt ice sheets that store long-buried bacteria, spreading disease and potentially causing new global pandemics. Professor Peter Frankopan offered his prediction at the Cheltenham Literary Festival on Friday, as reported by The Times. The professor of global history began by stating in his view there was “absolutely no chance” the international community would hit the Paris Agreement’s target of keeping global temperature rises under 1.5C. “If we go over that degree change, it’s not about the Maldives being...
  • 10 ways to combat global warming

    10/17/2018 11:11:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 17, 2018 | by Tara Bahrampour
    A United Nations. climate change report this month declared the world to be in danger of losing the battle against global warming if extreme measures are not adopted in the next decade. But you can make a difference in global warming at home and in your community - and save yourself money in the process. 1. Commute like a European - Traditional cars burn fossil fuels, causing air pollution and contributing to smog, acid rain and global warming. Biking, walking or taking public transit are the best alternatives. 2. When you do drive, plug in - If we can replace...
  • Jeremy Shaffer's ridiculous socialism attack ad (Fun local political ad against Dem)

    10/17/2018 5:18:00 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | October 16, 2018
    I usually switch the channel when a political ad comes on, but this one is a hoot. It's for a local Western PA State Senate race. Apologies for the poor video, but the only clips I could find were apparently 2nd or 3rd generation recorded from the TV.
  • Bill Gates launches effort to help the world adapt to climate change

    10/16/2018 11:05:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    National Geographic ^ | October 16, 2018 | BY LAURA PARKER
    ... Until recently, the consequences of climate change were thought to be so far into the future that many average people, including those who live in coastal zones, declared they needn’t bother; they’d be long dead by the time catastrophe struck. No more. Climate change is here, costing billions of dollars every year to recover from destructive events. Without adapting to that new reality, the world will confront rising costs of disasters that put economic growth, health, and in some places, even survival at risk. To spur action, a coalition led by billionaire Bill Gates, former United Nations Secretary General...
  • Dem Bill to Limit Health Options Fails [semi-satire]

    10/16/2018 10:42:54 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 Oct 2018 | John Semmens
    A bill aimed at preventing consumers from choosing health insurance plans that better fit their needs was introduced in the Senate by Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY). If passed, the bill would overrule President Trump's executive order expanding options beyond the limited list of expensive choices mandated under Obamacare. Schumer complained that "the freedom President Trump injected into federal health care policy allows healthy individuals to choose insurance that is suited to their own needs, regardless of the needs of other, less healthy individuals. As Trump would have it, people who don't want to pay for coverage they don't need...
  • How to approach driving in the face of climate change

    10/16/2018 6:21:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | October 16, 2018 | by Andrew Clark
    Can you be an environmentalist and still drive a car? The question came to mind last week, when the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report that gave us 12 years to stave off cataclysmic climate change. If the world’s governments, businesses and people don’t act and act dramatically, global warming could rise more than 1.5 C and cause droughts, famine, floods and heat. It’s a dire prediction. As a driver, it forces you to think about your culpability. The automobile, after all, is a significant contributor to climate change. The Environmental Protection Agency maintains that cars...