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  • Socialism Is So Hot Right Now--An explanation for the enduring power of very bad ideas

    09/18/2018 11:43:23 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 23 replies
    Commentary ^ | 9/17/'18 | Jonah Goldberg
    Socialism is on the march! It’s just that nobody quite knows what it is. A Gallup poll in August found that 57 percent of Democrats said they view socialism positively, while only 47 percent had a favorable view of capitalism. Only 16 percent of Republicans thought well of socialism. Findings like this—along with other polls showing socialism’s support among millennials generally as well as the sudden celebrity of avowed socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after her stunning defeat of fourth-ranked Democratic House leader Joseph Crowley in a New York primary—have invited waves of op-eds crashing across the waterfront: What is socialism? Why...
  • Rising Star Dem Predicts Demise of Capitalism [semi-satire]

    07/23/2018 10:23:08 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 July 2018 | John Semmens
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, upset winner over ten-term Democratic incumbent Joe Crowley in New York's 14th congressional district, touted her progressive democratic-socialism as "the wave of the future. Capitalism is a fleeting phenomenon. Its fundamentally unfair distribution of wealth will be replaced by a democratic reallocation in the not too distant future." "The notion that individuals should be free to exploit their abilities and efforts for personal enrichment without being required to share the benefits with those less able or willing to work as hard is socially unjust," she argued. "Marx recognized this. That's why he designed a system calling for a...
  • Venezuelan economy heading to complete collapse in months and probably a military coup

    06/24/2018 9:47:46 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 23 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | June 21, 2018 | Brian Wang
    Venezuela has begun to proactively shut-in oil production to cope with nearly replete terminal storage. This will further accelerate an output decline and bring them closer to 1 million barrels per day or even less. According to energy ministry official data communicated to Opec, Venezuela produced 1.533mn b/d of crude in May, up by 28,000 b/d from 1.505mn b/d in April. However, this May statistic was a lie. Average production cited by secondary sources published by Opec report Venezuela’s May output at 1.392mn b/d, down by 42,500 b/d from 1.434mn b/d in April. Argus estimates May production at around 1.45mn...
  • Dems Propose Socialism as Cure for US Prosperity [semi-satire]

    05/06/2018 11:36:42 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 May 2018 | John Semmens
    While Sen. Bernie Sanders (S-Vt) was first out of the gate for the 2020 presidential election with a proposal to give everyone who wants or needs a job a $15 per hour spot on a federal government payroll, other hopefuls are signing on to the idea. A poll indicating that 46% of potential voters like the idea has inspired imitators. Sens. Corey Booker (D-NJ) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) eagerly endorsed the idea. “I think it’s a good start on the road to an economy where everyone basically works for the government,” Booker said. “Then we could ensure that everyone gets...
  • NHS Insists Alfie Must Die [semi-satire]

    04/27/2018 9:58:07 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 Apr 2018 | John Semmens
    The saga of ailing toddler Alfie Evans has thoroughly discredited the United Kingdom's National Health Service. According to the NHS, Alfie's death "would be best for all concerned." His parents' efforts to prevent this outcome with the assistance of humanitarians outside of the NHS have been thwarted with the connivance of the UK's courts. It's not a question of the parents insisting that the NHS provide care that the NHS considers inappropriate and futile. The parents haven't asked for anything more than to take their son out of the Alder Hey Hospital and take advantage of Bambino Gesu Hospital's offer...
  • Thankful for Property

    11/21/2017 9:30:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2017 | John Stossel
    Ready for Thanksgiving? Before you eat that turkey, I hope you think about why America has turkeys for you to eat. Most people don't know. Everyone's heard about that first Thanksgiving feast -- Pilgrims and Indians sharing the harvest. We like the drawings of it we saw in schoolbooks -- shared bounty. Fewer people know that before that first feast, the Pilgrims nearly starved. They almost starved because they acted the way some Bernie Sanders fans want people to act. They farmed collectively. But communal farming creates what economists call "the tragedy of the commons." Think about what happens if...
  • Mexican court forbids imports of US potatoes

    08/04/2017 8:53:58 PM PDT · by boycott · 33 replies
    FoxBusiness.com ^ | August 04, 2017
    A Mexican federal court has made an unusual ruling that bans the import of U.S. potatoes on the grounds the imports violate Mexicans’ right to food sovereignty and a healthy environment. A group of Mexican potato growers had sought a constitutional injunction on the imports, claiming they threaten to spread agricultural diseases. The court said Mexican agricultural authorities had failed to use methods like radiation treatment of imports to prevent diseases. But because federal injunctions are intended only to protect constitutional rights, the ruling had to break some new ground. The court ruled the ban must be implemented to preserve...
  • The Truth About McCarthyism: Modern Parallels

    01/14/2017 9:42:56 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 6 replies
    GoogTube ^ | 13JAN2017 | Stefan Molyneux
    The mainstream narrative would tell you that from 1950 to 1954, Senator Joseph R. McCarthy unjustly accused a wide variety of Americans of being communist spies, creating a hysterical witch-hunt that destroyed the lives of innocent people. What is the truth about Sen. Joseph McCarthy and McCarthyism? What are the modern parallels between mid-1950s McCarthyism and the events of today? Sources: https://board.freedomainradio.com/topic/49028-youtube-the-truth-about-mccarthyism-modern-parallels/
  • Administration Expands Student Loan Default Options [semi-satire]

    06/18/2016 11:01:07 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 June 2016 | John Semmens
    The Department of Education expanded the grounds under which students may be freed from their obligation to repay college loans. Under the new rules, students may be absolved from the obligation to repay loans if the education they received was inadequate. Secretary John King, Jr. explained that “much of what passes as education in our major universities is just crap. Universities know that majoring in ‘women’s studies,’ ‘gender studies,’ philosophy, and the like, won’t prepare graduates for high-paying jobs. Why should naive and ignorant young people have to bear the consequences that could have been avoided if they had received...
  • Michelle Obama shoots off her mouth in embarrassing tirade

    06/01/2016 7:59:28 AM PDT · by PROCON · 60 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Jun. 1, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    First ladies generally are allowed considerable immunity from criticism, because they generally stick to feel-good issues, like literacy, roadside beautification, and other subjects most people can agree on. But not Michelle Obama, who has enjoyed some of the most unrealistic flattery in the history of first ladies, such as the concerted effort to convince the public she is a fashion icon.After becoming the national food and exercise scold, provoking vast waste and mass starvation as public school students discard the unappetizing and skimpy lunches she has forced on school cafeterias, she has now turned toward outright slander of those who...
  • North Dakota ballot measure pits family vs. corporate farms

    05/30/2016 4:58:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 30, 2016 10:27 AM EDT | Blake Nicholson
    North Dakota’s hog and dairy industries are hoping voters will bless state lawmakers’ decision to allow non-family corporations to own operations, but it could be a tough sell in a state that has safeguarded its family farming heritage for nearly a century. Up for vote in the June 14 election is whether to uphold the 2015 Legislature’s move to loosen North Dakota’s corporate farming ban, which has tried to keep crop and pasture in the hands of small-operation farmers and away from large out-of-state businesses that some believe might have little regard for the land. “Family farming agriculture has delivered...
  • #You May Be A Communard If...

    11/13/2015 11:42:59 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    The Peoples' Cube ^ | November 12, 2015 | "Comrade Torcer"
    You May Be A Communard If ... Definition of "communard" 1.1 (Communard) historical. A supporter of the Paris Commune. Origin Late 19th century: from French, from commune. #YouMayBeACommunardIf ... * You feel that you have the "right" to not be offended. * You think that you have the "right" to "feel safe" * You feel that you have the "right" to free healthcare * You feel that you have a "right" to a free college education. * You feel that you have the "right" to free housing * You feel that you have the "right" to enslave others * You...
  • The Tools Collectivists Use To Gain Power

    11/05/2015 6:18:29 AM PST · by Starboard · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/4/2015 | Brandon Smith
    The nightmare of collectivism is the defining battle of our age. It is in this era that we will decide whether or not individual liberty and freedom of thought are more important than the illusory security and “harmony” of the collective. Collectivism and individualism cannot coexist; confrontation is inevitable. Recognizing this, and preparing for it, is our duty as free human beings.
  • Camp of the Apocalypse

    09/01/2015 8:14:44 AM PDT · by Nelson Hultberg · 7 replies
    Americans for a Free Republic ^ | 8-30-15 | Nelson Hultberg
    “The West is empty, even if it has not yet become really aware of it. An extraordinarily inventive civilization, surely the only one capable of meeting the challenges of the third millennium, the West has no soul left.” “At every level – nations, races, cultures, as well as individuals – it is always the soul that wins the decisive battles. It is only the soul that forms the weave of gold and brass from which the shields that save the strong are fashioned. I can hardly discern any soul in us.” So wrote the great French novelist, Jean Raspail, in...
  • Are Public Schools becoming Reeducation Camps?

    08/10/2015 6:49:36 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 38 replies
    pop.RantRave.com ^ | August 5, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    K-12 schools in the United States are characterized by three outstanding traits. First of all, there's less academic activity and achievement. The general thrust of the Education Establishment is to simplify the curriculum, strip away the harder content, keep discussions airy and empty, and in general to make classrooms focused on feelings rather than facts. Second, even as facts are not taught, specific opinions are taught again and again. Global warming is the fault of human activity. Gay marriage is hugely important. Islam is a fine thing and schools should have a section on this religion and only this religion....
  • Our Future Leaders and Morality

    07/12/2015 10:27:16 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/12/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Is there morality in government? It is expected that our politicians be moral and of good character and integrity. But given the power unlawfully and unconstitutionally usurped by our elected officials, can it be said that any member of congress fits within a recognized set of moral parameters? After all, it is the moral nature of our legislators which must affect the life, dreams and hopes of not only this generation, but the generations to come. The amount of power which a foolish and cowardly American public has permitted our politicians to take for themselves is staggering. But what else...
  • Through Orwell's Eyes

    06/23/2015 2:54:46 PM PDT · by No One Special · 13 replies
    Diana West's Website ^ | June 22, 2015 | Diana West
    It is not too many centurions, particularly 100-year-old-plus writers, whose vision of the world is as relevant today as it was when first shared with the public over half a century ago. It is this vision of Orwell, the X-ray view through the cant, platitudes and lies to that ugliest of human drives, the lust for powers absolute, that still distinguishes the British writer, born 112 years ago this week on June 25, 1903. He was only 46 when he died on January 21, 1950. It is his frightening acuity that keeps him not only in the pantheon but even...
  • Obama: America Must Come To "Grips" With Gun Violence "Collectively"

    06/18/2015 11:23:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 85 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 18,2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday while making a statement about the Charleston church shooting, President Barack Obama raised the issue of dealing with guns and gun violence. Transcript as follows: This morning, I spoke with Vice President Biden and with Mayor Joe Riley and other leaders of Charleston to express our deep sorrow over the senseless murders that took place last night. Michelle and I know several members of Emanuel AME church.
  • More than 20% of Americans Receive Welfare [semi-satire]

    05/30/2015 1:32:34 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 17 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 May 2015 | John Semmens
    According to the latest Census Bureau data, 21.3% of those living in America are receiving welfare benefits. This includes more than 41% of Blacks, more than 36% of Hispanics, more than 17% of Asians and more than 13% of whites. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell called it "a good start on the President's transformative agenda. Ideally, all output would be put into a common pot and doled out to individuals and families based on need. The notion that a person should be self-supporting is archaic. In another generation it will be completely replaced by an appreciation for the...
  • Candidate Says “Everything Will Be Free When I’m President” [semi-satire]

    05/24/2015 6:34:46 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 May 2015 | John Semmens
    Self-described socialist and candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders promised voters that “everything will be free when I’m president.” “In a country as rich as ours it is shameful that mere lack of money should block anyone from having all the good things of life,” Sanders said. “No one should be stigmatized by having to grovel to qualify for food stamps or be denied entry into college because they can’t afford it or don’t have good high school grades. Anyone who wants to eat should simply be permitted to take food from a grocery store...