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  • Dont let Totalitarian Socialists anywhere distort Western traditions and institutions to build police states.

    05/30/2020 8:11:08 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 1 replies
    If I am not mistaken, the two great Catholics in Australian history, in terms of seniority as Catholics, are Cardinal George Pell and St Mary of The Cross. I don’t think what was done to Pell was as bad as what the English and their fellow travelling freedom haters did to Joan of Arc., but there are interesting parallels. If you know the story of Ned Kelly, you will know how Victoria Police have always had an English anti freedom streak deep within them. The police force of the Socialist Left Government of Premier Daniel Andrews elevated the corrupting PC...
  • Warning: Just because socialist governments make rules to destroy the economy, dont expect the socialists to actually obey their own rules.

    05/29/2020 3:07:31 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 2 replies
    Beware America. The nanny state is real in Victoria, Australia. They think government can replace freedom. They employ ten people to do work that didnt need ten people and then those people get in everybody's way and break their own laws. They want a utopia where there is no death, but if God sends a plague people are going to die. I am not saying that getting the balance right between "safety" and the economy is easy. But I believe in freedom. The false safeties of socialist parasites make me sick.
  • U.N. delays crucial climate summit for a year, cites pandemic

    05/29/2020 5:08:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 28, 2020 | by Kate Abnett, Valerie Volcovici
    The coronavirus pandemic has prompted the United Nations to delay until late 2021 a crucial climate summit that had been scheduled for Britain this year, officials said on Thursday. This year’s meeting, known as the COP26 summit, had been billed as the most important climate change summit since the 2015 talks that produced the Paris Agreement. Hundreds of world leaders had been expected to respond to public pressure for stronger global climate action by delivering pledges to slash greenhouse gas emissions more rapidly. The summit will be rescheduled to Nov. 1 to 12, 2021, the UN’s climate body decided, dates...
  • Top EU diplomat suggests era of American dominance over, time for 'robust' China strategy

    05/25/2020 8:37:39 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 50 replies
    Just the News ^ | 25 May, 2020 | John Soloman
    The European Union’s chief diplomat suggested Monday that China was supplanting the United States as the world's No. 1 superpower and urged European countries to develop a united strategy for dealing with Beijing. "We only have a chance if we deal with China with collective discipline,” EU High Representative Josep Borrell told colleagues at virtual gathering of German diplomats, according to The Associated Press. “We need a more robust strategy for China, which also requires better relations with the rest of democratic Asia,” added Borrell, the former Spanish foreign minister.
  • Coronavirus: Venezuelans struggling with fuel shortage - BBC News

    05/24/2020 12:54:42 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 23 replies
    BBC(Youtube) ^ | 5/13/20 | BBC News
    Venezuela, a country already in crisis, is preparing for the looming coronavirus pandemic. The price of food has increased by 80% since lockdown and fuel is being rationed. It's unheard of in a country that sits on the world's largest oil reserves
  • #SocialismVirus : the silver lining in the pandemic cloud.

    05/23/2020 4:46:00 PM PDT · by Nateman · 27 replies
    Free Republic ^ | May 29,2020 | Nateman
    The World is under attack from something much worse than the Corona Virus: It is under attack from a Socialism Mind Virus. Dennis Prager calls the actions taken against the ChiCom virus as ‘the greatest mistake in the history of humanity’. I find it hard to come up with a counter example. The Income Tax amendment is what I consider the worst mistake America has ever made but it was not worldwide. With so many economies pounded into the dirt I have little doubt more will die because of the actions taken than will die of the actual virus....
  • 5 Iran Tankers Sailing to Venezuela Amid US Pressure Tactics

    05/17/2020 10:18:43 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 20 replies
    By Associated Press, Wire Service Content via USN ^ | May 17, 2020 | By Associated Press, Wire Service Content
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Five Iranian tankers likely carrying at least $45.5 million worth of gasoline and similar products are now sailing to Venezuela, part of a wider deal between the two U.S.-sanctioned nations amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington. The tankers' voyage came after Venezuela's socialist leader Nicolás Maduro already turned to Iran for help in flying in chemicals needed at an aging refinery amid a gasoline shortage, a symptom of the wider economic and political chaos gripping Latin America's one-time largest oil producer. For Iran, the tankers represent a way to bring money into its...
  • Employees Refuse to Return to Work [semi-satire]

    05/16/2020 7:21:00 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 May 2020 | John Semmens
    Melony Wagner, owner of the Charles Village Pub in Baltimore, reports that her effort to reopen are being impeded by employees refusing to return to work. "The unemployment benefits augmented by the federal stimulus money they're getting exceeds the amount they made in wages and tips before we were ordered to shutdown," she said. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) boasted that "this restaurant example vindicates what I've been saying for years. Unemployment compensation is a better source of income than jobs. This may be inconvenient for people like Ms. Wagner, but it is her own fault for trying to operate...
  • Why Sweden’s Approach To Coronavirus May Not Be What You Think

    05/15/2020 9:02:11 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 14, 2020 | Heather Farmbrough
    Sweden has taken the rap for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Pictures taken from a certain angle of busy parks and bars, showing Swedes basking in the sunshine after a long, wet winter, suggest many people, especially the young, are carrying on as usual. Nothing could be further from the truth. "There is a view in the British tabloids and some other media that life in Sweden is normal, and that Sweden is pursuing a coronavirus strategy based on developing herd immunity, but this is wrong," says James Savage, CEO, and Publisher of The Local, the English digital newspaper...
  • Trump Needs To Recruit A Medical ‘Red Team’ To Challenge Lockdown-Manic Governors

    05/15/2020 3:49:57 PM PDT · by week 71 · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 14th 2020 | Stephen Meyers
    President Trump and 50 governors now face a critical choice. Since March 16, 33 million Americans have filed for unemployment, and more than 83,000 American deaths have been attributed to the COVID-19 virus. So what to do? How many more weeks, months, or even years should current sheltering-in-place orders continue? When can or should they be lifted? The administration’s virus taskforce has recommended only a gradual lifting of stay-at-home orders and has established criteria for full re-opening that could take months to satisfy in many states. Yet Trump also insisted that even though “some people [will] be affected badly. ....
  • Back to Videos Limbaugh: Next Four Months Will Be War Like You've Never Seen, Dems Will Try To Keep Economy Shut Down

    05/13/2020 8:52:33 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 28 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 12 May, 2020 | Ian Schwartz
    Rush Limbaugh said these next four months are going to be a "veritable war" like we have not seen.... On the Tuesday broadcast of his nationally-syndicated radio program, Limbaugh said Democrats will (SNIP) blow up their own country's jobs to ensure a Trump loss in November. RUSH LIMBAUGH: I’ll tell you something else that’s starting to send red flags up. You probably have already noticed this. All these blue state governors that want to keep their states locked down, it’s purely political. But what are they depending on? They’re depending on the red states — the red states that are...
  • Kennedy rips House Dems' coronavirus stimulus proposal: 'It's dead as fried chicken in the Senate'

    05/12/2020 11:14:13 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 12 2020 | Charles Creitz
    Senate Judiciary Committee Member John Kennedy, R-La., channeled actor Jack Nicholson Tuesday to describe his response to the latest coronavirus stimulus bill pushed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. "Go sell crazy somewhere else, we're all stocked up here," Kennedy told "Hannity," quoting Nicholson's character Melvin Udall in the 1997 movie "As Good As It Gets."
  • California Democrats say 10-year rent-relief plan 'not a giveaway'

    05/12/2020 11:12:25 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 12 2020 | Brie Stimson
    California Democrats on Tuesday proposed giving tenants struggling during the coronavirus pandemic 10 years to pay their rent. The state would purchase unpaid rents and allow renters a decade, starting in 2024, to pay it back, under the proposal by Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins, tthe Sacramento Bee reported. Landlords would receive a tax credit dependent on committing to not evict tenants. “This is not a giveaway,” Democratic state Sen. Steven Bradford said, according to The Associated Press. "Our goal is to keep tenants houses and keep landlords out of foreclosure."
  • Pelosi Let Down Her Guard and Revealed Dems' Next Coronavirus Stimulus Mov

    05/12/2020 10:06:41 AM PDT · by yoe · 30 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 11, 2020 | Beth Baumann Beth Baumann
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Monday admitted that Democrats are focused on pushing another Wuhan coronavirus relief bill "without too much conversation."[snip]"Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on the coronavirus: “I see everything as an opportunity” [snip]Pelosi touted the fact that four bipartisan Wuhan coronavirus relief bills have been passed but she said it's not enough. Instead, she wants to see the "three pillars" of concern addressed: 1) the need for testing, a vaccine and opening up the economy; 2) the need to honor front line workers by flushing more money into the state and local governments; and...
  • Western U.S. states request $1 trillion in coronavirus aid: California governor

    05/11/2020 1:01:41 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 11, 2020 | by Sharon Bernstein
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California, Oregon, Washington and other states involved in a western states pact to coordinate coronavirus response have asked the federal government for a combined $1 trillion in aid, California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Monday.
  • The "Plan" (chicago)

    05/10/2020 5:32:44 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    secondcitycop ^ | 5-10-2020 | Second City Cop
    rumor at this point, but completely believable: Rumor has it that city considering doubling water, garbage, city sticker and neighborhood parking permit fees. This on top of much higher tax levy on all home values. They have been told that about 1/2 of the canceled conventions will not be booking in the city any longer. They have found better less costly facilities and much better weather. But no worries the city will make up the lost revenues by their new taxing policies. Budget cuts, head count cuts, furloughs or buyouts were never discussed at the round table. First shoe to...
  • Why the Latest Unemployment Report Isn't Nearly As Bad As It Looks

    05/10/2020 7:58:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    RCM ^ | 05/09/2020 | Jason Kelly
    Yesterday's employment report for April showed 20.5 million jobs lost and an unemployment rate of 14.7%. This is its worst since the Great Depression. It was at a 50-year low of 3.5% just two months ago. Awful, yes, but only half as bad as it looks for the economy. Why? Because roughly half of American workers can earn more from unemployment benefits than they earned at their jobs prior to the coronavirus shutdown, according to Eric Morath at the Wall Street Journal. On top of state unemployment, federal coronavirus stimulus is adding $600 per week. With my sister, I co-own...
  • NY Gov Declares 90-Day Rent "Holiday" [semi-satire]

    05/10/2020 10:40:18 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 May 2020 | John Semmens
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) issued an executive decree absolving all tenants from having to pay rent until August 20. "Since it was my previous decree barring all nonessential businesses from operating during the pandemic that ended the employment of millions of workers, it is only fair that I also decree that no one be required to pay rent until I deem it appropriate to allow these businesses to reopen," he said. The Governor acknowledged that "this may seem unfair to landlords who will lose their incomes during the rent holiday. But as former President Jimmy Carter said, 'life is unfair.'...
  • Germany: Thousands of protesters slam isolation measures

    05/10/2020 5:07:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | May 9, 2020 | by Darko Janjevic
    Over 3,000 people rallied in Munich and thousands more gathered in Stuttgart and across Germany on Saturday to demand the lifting of restrictions ordered by the German authorities. Many of the protesters defied the guidelines which call for a limited number of participants and for social distancing to be maintained during such events. The protesters accuse politicians and medical workers of spreading panic and infringing on the population's rights with the prolonged lockdown. Some of the rallies included anti-vaccination activists. In Munich, police used loudspeakers to urge the protesters to minimize the infection risk. While the participants failed to heed...
  • On Europe Day

    05/08/2020 11:57:25 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 1 replies ^ | May 8, 2020 | Jimmy Jamar
    May 9 marks traditionally the celebration of the Schuman Declaration, a visionary short statement given by the French Foreign Minister exactly five years and one day after the end of the Second World War. Since then, the European project has, sometimes enthusiastically and sometimes painfully, followed a course which, in retrospect, is totally unique in the history of mankind – a voluntary devolution of powers from 27 countries to a joint set of institutions, decision-making powers in some respect, and more diluted coordination in many others. Rereading the Declaration 70 years later, amidst the worst crisis in Europe since World...