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  • Ocasio-Cortez raises eyebrows after citing national park as example of Democratic socialism

    08/21/2018 3:53:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/21/18 | Adam Shaw
    **SNIP** That mockery looked set to continue this week after she took a leisurely stroll through Maine’s Acadia National Park, and declared it -- along with other benign Sunday stops -- an example of democratic socialism. She cited not only her visit to the park, but also eating a breakfast sandwich at a cafe co-op, and “supporting worker-owned businesses.” She also added as a “bonus” that she spotted a Planned Parenthood branch “helping people, per usual.” She posted a number of accompanying pictures -- including her relaxing under a bridge, and another of her smiling outside the aforementioned Planned Parenthood...
  • See how many bills it took to buy a chicken in Venezuela [Photo]

    08/21/2018 2:30:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | August 21, 2018
    The once-booming nation is now suffering from Soviet-style product shortages and a mass exodus of citizens fleeing for other South American countries. This stack of 14,600,000 bolivars, or about $2.22 U.S., would buy this chicken at a mini-market in Catia, a low-income neighborhood of Caracas on Aug. 16.
  • Geology professor: NC beaches, beach homes 'doomed' due to climate change

    08/21/2018 1:32:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham ^ | August 21, 2018 | By John Clark
    "These beaches are doomed." Those are the sobering words from Duke University geology professor emeritus Orrin Pilkey, who told our media partners at the News & Observer that the days are numbered for North Carolina's beaches. "The buildings are doomed, too," he said. Pilkey, who is also the founder and director emeritus of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at Western Carolina University, has been sounding the alarm about rising sea levels for decades. Pilkey said rising sea levels are an imminent threat to North Carolina's 18 barrier islands and to the Inner Banks, the areas just behind...
  • Venezuela's economy in complete collapse – and the mother of all human waves outward begins

    08/21/2018 1:25:00 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 21, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    As Brazilian troops move toward the Venezuelan border to sort that hell out, and Argentina of all places takes Venezuela to the World Court for crimes against humanity, and the U.S. sends out the USNS Comfort to aid thousands of Venezuela's starving, sick refugees desperately huddled in Colombia, there's obviously a whirlwind coming that that socialist regime is overdue to reap. Economically, they've just committed suicide, with dictator Nicolás Maduro's socialist solution for the country's economic meltdown a simple matter of lopping five zeros off the virtually worthless currency, as if that will fix the five-digit-going-on-a-million-percent inflation, devaluing it 95%,...
  • Environmental law aims to prepare state for climate change

    08/21/2018 1:01:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 21, 2018 | by Associated Press
    QUINCY, Mass. - Gov. Charlie Baker says a new environmental infrastructure law will help make Massachusetts more resilient to climate change. The bill ceremonially signed by the governor in Quincy on Tuesday authorizes the state to borrow up to $2.4 billion for environmental projects in the coming years. About $500 million is earmarked specifically for helping communities prepare for extreme weather events that many scientists believe will become more frequent with global warming. Baker, a Republican seeking a second term in November, says Massachusetts is a "national leader" in addressing the challenges posed by climate changes.
  • This is the day that the climate change fight was obviously lost

    08/21/2018 12:56:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 21, 2018 | by Phillip Bump
    A particular challenge of the fight over climate change, if not a unique one, is that the shifts accrue subtly. The climate has changed stunningly quickly in global terms but slowly in human terms, allowing us to rationalize, wave away and downplay. The issue of climate change rose to the national consciousness as polarization in U.S. politics spiked. Gallup polling shows that there’s a nearly 50-point gap between the parties in belief in the effects of a warming planet having already begun. More than 8 in 10 Democrats think global warming has been demonstrated; only a third of Republicans agree....
  • The Modern Automobile Must Die

    08/21/2018 12:48:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 78 replies
    The New Republic ^ | August 20, 2018 | By EMILY ATKIN
    If we want to solve climate change, there's no other option. Germany was supposed to be a model for solving global warming. In 2007, the country’s government announced that it would reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by the year 2020. This was the kind of bold, aggressive climate goal scientists said was needed in all developed countries. If Germany could do it, it would prove the target possible. But with a little over a year left to go, despite dedicating $580 billion toward a low-carbon energy system, the country “is likely to fall short of its goals,”...
  • No,Venezuela doesn't prove anything about Socialism

    08/21/2018 11:59:33 AM PDT · by Del Rapier · 110 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 08/21/2018 | Fransisco Toro
    Venezuela is clearly having its moment in the American conservative mediasphere. The country’s catastrophic collapse is, we’re told, all we need to know about the terrifying dangers of socialism. First there was Meghan McCain turning Venezuela into Exhibit A in her screed against socialism on ABC’s “The View.” On Fox Business Network, Stuart Varney used Venezuela’s latest bout of instability as a “teaching moment” for Americans tempted by “pie-in-the-sky” socialism. Off on the fringes, it’s a popular theme, too: Remember that the priceless Infowars gotcha video with the world’s most unflappable sailor girl turned on the killer line: “You know...
  • Watch: Stevie Wonder Blames Global Warming for Aretha Franklin’s Cancer

    08/20/2018 11:45:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | August 20, 2018 | by John Nolte
    During an appearance on Friday’s CBS This Morning, and without being challenged by the pro-science “journalists” of the morning show, Wonder was allowed to spread his conspiracy theory about Global Warming being linked to cancer: "I just feel that all these various diseases that we have and all that is happening in the world in part is because there are those who don’t believe in global warming, don’t believe that what we do affects the world,” he said. “Heat affects the world and affects us. I just hope that people will grow up out of the foolishness and know that...
  • It’s simple: Global warming worsens wildfires

    08/20/2018 11:40:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 19, 2018 | by Associated Press
    As temperatures rise in the U.S. West, so do the flames. The years with the most acres burned by wildfires have some of the hottest temperatures, an Associated Press analysis of fire and weather data found. As human-caused climate change has warmed the world over the past 35 years, the land consumed by flames has more than doubled. Experts say the way global warming worsens wildfires comes down to the basic dynamics of fire. Fires need ignition, oxygen and fuel. And what’s really changed is fuel — the trees, brush and other plants that go up in flames. “Hotter drier...
  • Global warming can make extreme weather worse. Now scientists can say by how much.

    08/20/2018 11:36:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | August 19, 2018 | by James Rainey
    Researchers no longer hesitate to blame climate change for floods, fires and heat waves. Here's how the science works. When the heat waves, droughts, wildfires and deluges come - as they seem to with increasing regularity these days - the question inevitably arises: Did climate change play a role? The answer scientists gave for years was that greenhouse gases created by humans likely contributed to extreme weather, but it was hard to definitively tie the warming atmosphere to any single episode. But that cautious approach, repeated in thousands of news reports for more than a decade, has been changing in...
  • The Evil All Around Us Must Be Eradicated--By Us

    08/20/2018 9:58:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/20/18 | Katy Grimes
    There is no longer time for false civility while our state and country are being destroyed by evil doers. Evil is everywhere “Government has three primary functions. It should provide for military defense of the nation. It should enforce contracts between individuals. It should protect citizens from crimes against themselves or their property. When government—in pursuit of good intentions tries to rearrange the economy, legislate morality, or help special interests, the cost come in inefficiency, lack of motivation, and loss of freedom. Government should be a referee, not an active player.”—Milton Freidman Whether the topic is “Democratic Socialism,” or priest...
  • Unintended Consequences: Why $15/Hour in CA and Seattle Reduces Employment for Low-Wage Workers

    08/20/2018 6:40:03 AM PDT · by davikkm · 31 replies
    IWB ^ | Bob Shanahan
    “The minimum wage law very clearly is misnamed. The real minimum wage is zero. That is what many inexperienced and low skilled people receive as a result of legislation that makes it illegal to pay them what they are currently worth to an employer,” wrote Thomas Sowell, noted economist, social theorist, and Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, in Basic Economics: A Citizen’s Guide to the Economy. The minimum wage was never meant to be an income to live off of and support a family with. It was meant to be an entry point into the workforce for low skilled...
  • South Africa begins seizing white-owned farms

    08/20/2018 7:17:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 115 replies
    www.news.com.au ^ | August 20, 20187:19pm | Frank Chung
    THE South African government has begun the process of seizing land from white farmers. Local newspaper City Press reports two game farms in the northern province of Limpopo are the first to be targeted for unilateral seizure after negotiations with the owners to purchase the properties stalled. While the government says it intends to pay, owners Akkerland Boerdery wanted 200 million rand ($18.7 million) for the land — they’re being offered just 20 million rand ($1.87 million). “Notice is hereby given that a terrain inspection will be held on the farms on April 5, 2018 at 10am in order to...
  • Up and Coming Socialists Don’t Even Know what Socialism Is

    08/19/2018 7:22:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/19/18 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Just wait until It’s Free “There is no such thing as a free lunch, someone has to pay for it.” The American socialist politicians are promising their voting constituents Free Stuff through such figures as Bernie Sanders, the politician from Vermont whose economic fortunes have improved drastically since he ran for president, and the socialist Cortez from the Bronx who, although she has a degree from a prestigious and very expensive school, does not know anything about Economics or geopolitics, by her own admission, and shows her lack of knowledge every time she opens her mouth.
  • Understanding Occasional Cortex Disorder: A Public Health Poster (satire)

    08/09/2018 8:24:44 AM PDT · by poconopundit · 33 replies
    Freeper Town USA ^ | 8/9/2018 | PoconoPundit
    Occasional Cortex Disorder (OCD) is a serious medical condition that deteriorates the reasoning power of the human brain.   The OCD brain collects facts, but can't associate or share knowledge across its memory spheres.  If a normal brain is a global network, the OCD brain is a siloed 1980s IBM PC.  OCD causes the cortex to form black holes which gravitationally pull back and stop information from being shared with other spheres. Simple facts the OCD brain can recall, such as: margarita recipes, salsa-sauce-making tips, and kitty litter clean up strategies. However complex thought is restricted.  Questions about foreign policy and...
  • Debunking Socialist Myths: 90 Percent Of Scandinavia’s Wealth Is Privately Owned

    08/18/2018 5:17:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/18/2018 | By Giancarlo Sopo
    By Giancarlo SopoAugust 17, 2018 I woke up early one recent morning, scanned the news, and stumbled upon a tweet praising an “informative and fun podcast episode” that promised to set the record straight on Scandinavian socialism. Having read a decent amount about the Nordic model, I was curious to see what kind of wisdom Matt and Elizabeth “Liz” Bruenig, of the People’s Policy Project and Washington Post, respectively, had in store.After a light-hearted intro, Liz began with “Norway is not socialist?” alluding to a recent Forbes article that contradicted claims that Scandinavia is a socialist paradise. This prompted...
  • Cuomo Brothers Chart Course for America's Future

    08/18/2018 11:09:43 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 22 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 August 2018 | John Semmens
    Chris Cuomo: “Antifa Violence” Justified CNN’s Chris Cuomo defended Antifa’s assaults on political opponents, calling it “a justifiable tactic to combat bigotry. The attempt to equate this with Nazi Brownshirts beating up Jews and political opponents is unfair. The Nazis were bigots. Their victims were innocent. Antifa’s victims are the right wing bigots who support the ‘bigot-in-chief’ who occupies the White House. Cracking their skulls is a socially beneficial use of violence for a good cause.” In related news, CNN filed a motion to unseal the names and addresses of the jurors in the Manafort trial. The motion asserted that...
  • Ocasio-Cortez bans press from covering campaign event

    08/17/2018 2:59:54 PM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    MSN News ^ | August 17, 2018 | Alex Pappas
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic socialist star running for New York's 14th congressional district, is facing criticism after her campaign banned journalists from covering a town hall meeting with voters this week. The Queens Chronicle, a local news outlet, reported that the campaign for the 28-year-old progressive prevented reporters from attending a campaign event in Corona on Sunday, even though it was open to the rest of the public. The campaign reportedly barred reporters from a prior event as well.
  • Opinion: Capitalism can crack climate change. But only if it takes risks

    08/17/2018 11:49:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | August 17, 2018 | by Larry Elliott
    This summer’s heatwave has provided a glimpse of the future, and it is not a pretty one. On current trends, the years to come will see rising temperatures, droughts, a fight to feed a growing population, and a race against time to reduce dependency on fossil fuels. The struggle to combat climate change brings out the best and worst of capitalism. Decarbonisation of the economy requires alternatives for coal and cars that run on diesel, and that plays to capitalism’s strengths. The good news is that in Beijing and New Delhi, policymakers have woken up to the idea that green...