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  • 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...
  • Brussels police arrest hundreds in 'yellow vest' riot

    12/09/2018 4:39:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 9, 2018 | by Clement Rossignol and Robin Emmott
    BRUSSELS - Belgian police detained more than 400 people on Saturday after “yellow vest” protesters inspired by riots in France threw rocks and firecrackers and damaged shops and cars as they tried to reach official buildings in Brussels. In the second violence of its kind in the capital in eight days, a crowd which police estimated at around 1,000 faced riot squads who used water cannon and tear gas to keep people away from the European Union headquarters and the nearby Belgian government quarter. Calm was restored after about five hours. The movement in Belgium, inspired by the “gilets jaunes”,...
  • Katy Tur, France's Riots and Panic Mode

    12/07/2018 2:31:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2018 | Mona Charen
    NBC's Katy Tur, responding to an article in the New Yorker about climate, looked into the camera and asked, "How pointless is my life? And how pointless are the decisions that I make on a day-to-day basis when we are not focused on climate change every day, when it's not leading every one of our newscasts?" It's a safe bet that not only will climate change not lead all newscasts, it will not even lead Tur's very often. And the reason is not any of those often proffered for failure to act in ways activists prefer. It won't be that...
  • ICYMI: Detroit Just Declared War On Gun Rights With So-Called ‘Bullet Bill’(SMDH)

    12/04/2018 7:52:01 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 12/3/2018 | Matt Vespa
    Detroit has decided to follow its deep blue brethren in another assault on law-abiding citizens. They want to limit the amount of ammunition that can be purchased, while undergoing a mental health background check. The bill is straight trash, folks—you already knew that though. It never ceases to amaze me how liberals are just total garbage in their policy prescriptions concerning gun politics. It was passed by unanimous voice vote earlier this month (via Fox 2):
  • Leaders stress need to win support for climate measures

    12/03/2018 4:59:56 PM PST · by mdittmar · 35 replies
    ap ^ | 12/3/2018 | FRANK JORDANS and MONIKA SCISLOWSKA
    KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — As leaders attending the U.N.’s annual climate summit heard fresh warnings about the dire consequences of leaving global warming unchecked, a new issue emerged Monday as a pressing concern: how to persuade millions of workers their industry can’t have a future if humanity is to have one.Hosting the talks in the heart of its coal region of Silesia, Poland tried to set the tone for the two-week meeting by promoting the idea of a “just transition” for miners and other workers facing layoffs as countries adopt alternative energy sources. “We are trying to save the world...
  • Congressman Threatens to Bomb Gun Owners Who Don't Submit to Gun Control

    12/03/2018 9:06:54 AM PST · by Mafe · 42 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | December 3, 2018 | Alan Mosely
    Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) wrote an opinion column for USA Today in which he called for significant increases in gun control, following the murder of Gary Jackson, a 28-year old security guard from Oakland, California, whose killer was armed with an “AK-47-style semi-automatic assault rifle.” Swalwell was the prosecutor in the case, and his exposure to Jackson’s autopsy reports emboldened him to seek significant gun control legislation at the federal level. Invoking the justification-induced power of the pronoun we, Swalwell writes, “We should ban possession of military-style semi-automatic assault weapons, we should buy back such weapons from all who choose...
  • Democratic Socialism Makes Europeans Poorer [semi-satire]

    11/30/2018 9:36:04 PM PST · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 Dec 2018 | John Semmens
    A study by Mark Perry, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan, should give pause to advocates of democratic socialism in the United States. According to the study, the more socialistic economic policies of western European countries has both retarded output and boosted the cost of living. The index of average individual consumption for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is set at 100. Inhabitants in nations falling below this mark can afford less than the average European. Inhabitants in nations exceeding this mark can afford more. The...
  • EXCLUSIVE: FBI Raids Home Of Whistleblower On Clinton Foundation, Lawyer Says

    11/29/2018 9:19:31 PM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 175 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/29/2018 | Richard Pollack
    The FBI raided the home of a whistleblower who was in possession of documents regarding the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One, according to the whistleblower’s lawyer, Michael Socarras. The whistleblower, Dennis Nathan Cain, had turned the documents over to the Department of Justice’s inspector general and both the House and Senate Intelligence committees, according to the lawyer. The FBI rummaged through Cain’s home for six hours, even after the whistleblower handed over the documents, according to Socarras.
  • Map: Illegal immigrants in 42 states, 4.1 million US-born children

    11/29/2018 1:22:10 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 26, 2018 | by Paul Bedard
    Populations of illegal immigrants large enough for the U.S. Census Bureau to count have moved into 42 states, according to a new analysis of the 11.3 million in America. About 1.7 million live in just four California counties alone, Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego and Riverside. And in two non-border counties, Cook in Illinois and Queens in New York, there are over 500,000 illegals. In a series of maps drawn from federal data, the Migration Policy Institute report titled Settling In: A Profile of the Unauthorized Immigrant Population in the United States, shows where the illegal immigrants are, how long...
  • 5 [fake] facts about illegal immigration in the U.S.

    11/28/2018 12:19:41 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | November 28, 2018 | By Jens Manuel Krogstad, Jeffrey S. Passel and D’Vera Cohn
    The number of unauthorized immigrants living in the United States was lower in 2016 than at any time since 2004. This decline is due mainly to a large drop in the number of new unauthorized immigrants, especially Mexicans, coming into the country. The origin countries of unauthorized immigrants also shifted during that time, with the number from Mexico declining and the number rising from only one other region, Central America, according to the latest Pew Research Center estimates. Here are five facts about the unauthorized immigrant population in the U.S.: 1. There were 10.7 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S....
  • Jorge Ramos: US Has Responsibility to ‘Absorb’ Caravan Migrants

    11/27/2018 11:15:09 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 87 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | November 27, 2018 | by Tony Lee
    Univision anchor Jorge Ramos said on Monday that America has a responsibility to “easily absorb” the caravan migrants and claimed it can do so “without significant economic consequences.” “It’s not an invasion. The U.S. can easily absorb these refugees without significant economic consequences. Many countries in the world help the 65 M people who are displaced,” Ramos claimed in an Instagram post. “And the most powerful nation in history also has responsibilities. We simply have to do our share.” On Monday, San Diego Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott noted that “the vast majority of those, from what we call the...
  • Migrant Impaled on Rebar After Falling Off San Diego Border Wall

    11/27/2018 6:31:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 55 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 11/26/2018 | Bob Price
    San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a Central American migrant woman who nearly fell to her death from the international border wall. She and her two children fell from the wall as she attempted to illegally enter the U.S. from Mexico and landed on a piece of rebar that pierced her buttocks. San Diego Sector agents patrolling east of the San Ysidro Port of Entry on November 23 responded to a call about a woman attempting to climb over the international boundary with two young children. The woman fell with her children and landed on a piece of steel...
  • N.J. Democrats have all kinds of power these days. This new plan of theirs could give them more.

    11/25/2018 11:40:09 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 16 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | November 25, 2018 | Matt Arco and Brent Johnson
    Just when you thought New Jersey couldn't get any bluer ... Democratic leaders of the state Legislature in Trenton have quietly resurrected a controversial proposal to ask voters next November to approve a constitutional amendment overhauling how the state draws its legislative districts. Sponsors say the goal is to make the process of choosing state lawmakers more fair, rendering an electoral map more reflective of the voters in the Garden State. But critics warn Democrats are trying to rig the system in New Jersey -- home to 900,000 more registered Democrats than Republicans -- to tighten their grip on the...
  • Google Reveals Plans to Monitor Our Moods, Our Movements, and Our Children's Behavior at Home

    11/25/2018 2:22:36 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | NOVEMBER 24, 2018 | PHIL BAKER
    Patents recently issued to Google provide a window into their development activities. While it’s no guarantee of a future product, it is a sure indication of what’s of interest to them. What we’ve given up in privacy to Google, Facebook, and others thus far is minuscule compared to what is coming if these companies get their way. These patents tell us that Google is developing smart-home products that are capable of eavesdropping on us throughout our home in order to learn more about us and better target us with advertising. It goes much further than the current Google Home speaker...
  • Be Worried About What Leftists Have in Store For Us

    11/24/2018 6:26:39 PM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 47 replies
    Lid Blof ^ | 11/24/2018 | Gary DeMar
    Donald Trump saved us from Hillary Clinton and the Leftist cabal in 2016. But they have a lot in store for us still. Like so many past victories won by the GOP and its supporters, a won battle is believed to be a won war. It’s not. I saw the same thing happen in 1980 when Ronald Reagan wiped out the Democrats and again in 1984. It was an electoral landslide like no other. Let’s also remember that Reagan was Governor of California and California voted for him in 1980 and 1984. Look at California today. If it’s one thing...
  • Aged 97, survivor looks back on Stalin-era Ukraine famine

    11/23/2018 11:57:49 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 29 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | Nov 23, 2018
    Oksana Ostapenko was 12 years old and facing death from hunger when a stranger saved her life by taking the girl into his family and sharing the last of their food. Today, aged 97, the Ukrainian's voice trembles when she recalls the terrible famine that hit her country in the 1930s due to policies enforced by Joseph Stalin's police. "They came and took away all our grain..." The death toll of the famine - known as the "Holodomor" in Ukrainian - remains debated among historians. But Kiev authorities estimate the number of those who died at around four million, or...
  • Francis Has Mobilized The Papacy’s Absolute Monarchy Against Justice

    11/20/2018 7:34:52 AM PST · by libstripper · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Nov. 19, 2018 | Willis L. Krumholz and Robert Delahunty
    Pope Francis administered a stunning and humiliating shock to the bishops of the Catholic Church in the United States last week. The American bishops had gathered in Baltimore to discuss a pair of measures to deal with the continuing crisis over clerical sexual abuses in this country. The measures were fairly modest. One sought to build on the 2002 “Dallas charter” — measures designed to stop priests’ abuse of children, mostly young boys — by extending its rules on reporting and accountability to bishops. The other would have launched an investigation, led by lay Catholics, into reports of abuses by...
  • If the Radical Left Takes Over, You Can Kiss Your Freedoms Goodbye

    11/19/2018 12:14:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2018 | Michael Brown
    The pattern is as predictable as it is obvious. When the left (especially the far left) talks about freedom, it means freedom for those who conform. When it talks about diversity, it means my way or the highway. Political correctness is to be enforced. Dissent will not be tolerated. So much for the left bringing “liberation.”Of course, the left will say to us, “No, you are the ones who require conformity. You are the ones who refuse to recognize marriage when it’s different than what you’re used to. You are the ones who want to forbid a woman from having...
  • Democratic 2020 candidate wants government-sponsored ‘social credit’ system comparable to China’s

    11/18/2018 10:41:35 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | November 18, 2018 | Peter Hasson
    New York entrepreneur and Democratic 2020 candidate Andrew Yang wants to implement a system in which a government-run mobile app rewards Americans with “digital social credits” (DSCs) for good behavior. Americans would receive DSCs under Yang’s system for things such as “participating in a town fair,” “fixing a neighbor’s appliance” or “tutoring a student,” his presidential campaign website explains. “As individuals rack up DSCs, they would have both a permanent balance they’ve earned over their lifetime and a current balance. They could cash the points in for experiences, purchases with participating vendors, support for causes, and transfer points to others...
  • The ‘Trade Surrender Lobby’ in Trump Administration Pushes for ‘Truce’ with China

    11/16/2018 7:11:25 PM PST · by familyop · 9 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | November 15, 2018 | John Carney
    Efforts to get the Trump administration to soften its stance on China have intensified in recent weeks. Both outside informal advisers to the president as well as high-ranking government officials have participated in a coordinated push to get President Donald Trump to back off his threat to raise tariffs on Chinese goods from ten percent to 25 percent in the new year, according to a person briefed on the matter.