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  • Bernie's Youth Brigade and China's Cultural Revolution

    02/12/2016 6:53:52 PM PST · by poconopundit · 28 replies
    Unknown Chinese Writer ^ | 2/12/2016 | PoconoPundit
    Youth has always been idealistic: a utopian and egalitarian society is very alluring to them. Trouble is, no matter how much we may dream about unicorns, we can never make them come to life. And the only way to deliver a utopian society is via a state-controlled tyranny that destroys personal liberty. Unfortunately, many young people fail to understand these facts. What's more, the professors in America's liberal arts colleges and universities have for decades fostered a climate that ridicules free-market principles and favors of socialist and wealth distribution doctrines. Bernie Sanders is tapping into this socialist stupidity and...
  • Sanders campaign plans clash with political realities

    02/12/2016 11:33:41 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 7, 2016 8:27 PM EST | Lisa Lerer and Catherine Lucey
    Bernie Sanders promises voters a "political revolution" that will fundamentally remake the American economy and its education and health care systems. [...] Often left unsaid by Sanders, but increasingly at the center of Hillary Clinton's arguments against her rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, is that the political reality of achieving such goals is likely to be a whole lot more complicated. It would require Sanders not only to win the White House, but to sweep a wave of Democratic lawmakers into office along with him. While Democrats may be able to gain the four or five seats necessary to...
  • Did American Corporations Create and Sustain Communism in the Soviet Union?

    02/12/2016 9:39:39 AM PST · by pinochet · 31 replies
    There are some undeniable facts about America's history with communism that make many "mainstream" conservatives uncomfortable. These troubling facts fall into a category that I call "Facts About Communism that Your Favorite Conservative Columnist Did not Tell You About". 1. Karl Marx was the European correspondent for America's largest circulation newspaper, "The New York Daily Tribune", from 1852 to 1863. The paper was the New York Times of its day, and the paper carried Marx's articles for an amazing 11 years, which was long enough for his ideas to gain influence. Marx's articles were very popular among liberal elites in...
  • Mounting Evidence Putin Will Ignite WWIII

    02/12/2016 8:46:51 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 46 replies
    Observer ^ | 02/11/16 | John R. Schindler
    Mounting Evidence Putin Will Ignite WWIII By letting Putin get away with whatever he likes in Syria, Obama has created a deeply dangerous situation By John R. Schindler 02/11/16 10:51am Relations between Russia and Turkey have been dismal since late November, when a Turkish fighter jet shot down a Russian bomber on the border with Syria, killing its pilot. That began a war of words between Moscow and Ankara that ought to concern everyone, since the former has several thousand nuclear weapons and the latter is a member of NATO. Kremlin propaganda against Ankara has increased of late, setting the...
  • Bernie Sanders and His Communist Followers

    02/12/2016 8:53:45 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/12/16 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Bernie Sanders placed second in the Iowa caucus, edged out by .6% and a half dozen suspicious coin flips by the Hillary camp. He then crushed Hillary in New Hampshire. Though I believe electing either would be a mistake, Bernie Sanders is of the greatest concern to me. Bernie Sanders is a Communist who admits to being a Democratic Socialist, a term that has little if any meaning to most people. Socialism as a pure definition means the control of all production by a central government. It has been a massively destructive failure everywhere it has been tried. Democratic Socialists...
  • Poli-sci: 101 The Real political spectrum

    02/11/2016 12:02:09 PM PST · by Torcert · 41 replies
    This is a short dissertation on the Real political spectrum, Each step of the way will be confirmed by the dictionary definitions of the various political ideologies and how they relate to the spectrum. In order to properly set it out in a logical manner we need to base it on the metric of governmental power since this should be the clearest method of distinguishing where the ideologies fall on the spectrum. 1. Government Control scale. For the sake of simplicity we will use a scale of %0 to %100 with zero for no governmental control and ranging up to...
  • PROGRESSIVE “THOUGHT-BLOCKERS”: INCOME INEQUALITY

    02/11/2016 8:41:53 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 2/10/2016 | Bruce Thornton
    An ideological construct that exploits envy and resentment for political advantage. Throughout this primary season, Hillary Clinton and self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders have both been flogging the “crisis” of “income inequality,” which is “at the center of their campaigns,” according to CNN. Both have scourged the “greed” of the “1%,” called for higher taxes on the “rich,” and promised to expand and multiply government programs to rectify this injustice. Yet like other slogans progressives rely on, the idea of “income inequality” is an ideological construct, a statistical artifact that exploits envy and resentment for political advantage. The first problem with...
  • Police Sergeant Under Investigation After Comparing Beyonce’s Super Bowl Performance To KKK

    02/11/2016 6:53:55 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 45 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | 2/11/16 | CBS
    Detroit Police Sergeant Under Investigation After Comparing Beyonce’s Super Bowl Performance To KKK DETROIT (WWJ) – A Detroit police sergeant who allegedly criticized Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime show by posting a reference to the Ku Klux Klan is being investigated. The sergeant, who was unnamed but is reportedly a 17-year veteran of the department, apparently didn’t like the halftime performance — particularly Beyonce’s dancers, who were sporting afros, berets and dressed in an all-black style similar to the Black Panther party. At one point in the performance, the dancers raised their fists to the sky and made a formation on...
  • North Korea 'executes army chief of staff'

    02/10/2016 7:02:36 AM PST · by NRx · 34 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 02-10-2016 | Reuters
    North Korea has executed its army chief of staff, Ri Yong Gil, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday, which, if true, would be the latest in a series of executions, purges and disappearances under its young leader. The news comes amid heightened tension surrounding isolated North Korea after its Sunday launch of a long-range rocket, which came about a month after it drew international condemnation for conducting its fourth nuclear test. A source familiar with North Korean affairs also told Reuters that Ri had been executed. The source declined to be identified, given the sensitivity of the matter.
  • Bernie Sanders's New Hampshire victory speech: Terrifying

    02/10/2016 6:21:04 AM PST · by rktman · 70 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/10/2016 | Michael Filozof
    ...Bernie's speech was delivered with profound sincerity and conviction, and his supporters were wildly enthusiastic. His delivery was excellent. It was the content I found to be not just troubling, but frightening. I've never in my life heard such unapologetic, full-throated socialism in American politics. Sanders is the real deal. He's so left-wing he practically makes Obama look like the chairman of the Republican National Committee. At least Obama felt compelled to lie about the true extent of his leftism. Sanders doesn't - and he isn't kidding around. This is damn near Clement Attlee and Fabian socialist-type stuff. True, he's...
  • Bernie Sanders Champions YUGE Profits for U.S. Corporations

    02/06/2016 7:09:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    Last night a Bernie Sanders declared North Korea our biggest foreign threat. "Clearly North Korea is a very strange situation because it is such an isolated country run by a handful of dictators, or maybe just one, who seems to be somewhat paranoid. And, who had nuclear weapons." Not that you've read much about this in the mainstream media, but just last week North Korea (7 thousand miles away) signed a "Trade Agreement" with Castro's Cuba (90 miles away.) Not that you've read much about this in the mainstream media, but much of the "trade" between Stalinist Cuba and Stalinist...
  • Op-Ed: Memo to idiots cheering Bernie and Hillary

    02/05/2016 9:02:41 AM PST · by Lera · 62 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/5/16 | Jack Engelhard
    Communism sucks. Socialism does too. Ask the people who survived both systems. As Fidel came to power in 1959, how many Americans slid onto rafts to get into Cuba? Or took the last ship to Havana? I'll need actual names. Attention to all you college kids out there so starry-eyed for Bernie - are you serious? But you're young. Far and wide you've been educated by Liberal pro-BDS professors, so you're not expected to know too much except that the two most reliable beacons of tolerance and liberty, the United States and Israel, are on the wrong side of history....
  • Why Did Obama Become a Christian? (0bama a Christian? Yeah Right NOT)

    02/04/2016 3:33:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 4, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Folks, I have a question. Barack Obama, he goes into this radical mosque in Baltimore yesterday, he talks about how Islam has always been part of the fabric of America, and I stopped. I said, "Really?" I didn't know that. I didn't know that Islam had always been such a major, major part of America. But, anyway, he's constantly talking it up, is he not? President Obama is routinely defending it, talking it up, promoting it. He talks about how awesome Islam is all the time, one of the most beautiful sounds he's ever heard is the...
  • Bernie Sanders Asked on Live TV to Persuade Millennial Voter to Pay Higher Taxes

    02/03/2016 8:30:39 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 31 replies
    IJReview ^ | 2/3/2016 | Mallory Shelburne
    Bernie Sanders explained to one New Hampshire voter Wednesday why he should be willing to pay higher taxes in order to fund Sanders’ healthcare reforms.
  • (Red) China, Vatican negotiate further on bishop appointments

    02/03/2016 2:45:53 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    UCA News ^ | February 3, 2016 | ucanews.com reporter
    The meeting in Rome was the third round of negotiations on bishop appointments in China. The first was held in June, 2014 and the second in October, 2015.
  • Ted Cruz on what the Iowa victory means to him (and how absolutely EVIL Washington has become)

    02/03/2016 10:11:31 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 2, 2016
    "They would rather Hillary Clinton, they would rather bankrupt our kids and grandkids, they'd rather lose the Supreme Court for a generation, they'd rather see our religious liberties stripped away, our Second Amendment taken away, they would rather see Islamic terrorism continue to rise and Israel continue to be under assault than actually have a true Reagan conservative in the White House who believes what he says. That shows just how messed up Washington is, but it also shows why frustration is volcanic."...
  • Venezuela is on the brink of a complete economic collapse

    01/29/2016 5:48:57 PM PST · by NRx · 62 replies
    WaPo ^ | 01-29-2016 | Matt O'Brien
    The only question now is whether Venezuela's government or economy will completely collapse first. The key word there is "completely." Both are well into their death throes. Indeed, Venezuela's ruling party just lost congressional elections that gave the opposition a veto-proof majority, and it's hard to see that getting any better for them any time soon — or ever. Incumbents, after all, don't tend to do too well when, according to the International Monetary Fund, their economy shrinks 10 percent one year, an additional 6 percent the next, and inflation explodes to 720 percent. It's no wonder, then, that markets...
  • Karl Marx's 'Communist Manifesto' Ranked Among Top Three Assigned College Texts

    01/29/2016 10:48:13 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 29, 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Karl Marx's The Communist Manifesto is ranked among the top three most frequently assigned texts at universities and colleges, and Marx is the most assigned economist in college courses. At present, we have around 1.1 million syllabi, drawing predominantly from the past decade of teaching in the US. We think the total number of US, UK, Canadian, and Australian syllabi for the past 15 years is in the range of 80-100 million.
  • US to collect equal pay data from all big employers

    01/28/2016 9:18:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 29, 2016 12:02 AM EST | Josh Lederman
    The Obama administration is expanding a data collection program aimed at ferreting out abuses of equal pay laws. President Barack Obama in 2014 directed the Labor Department to collect data from federal contractors about what they pay employees, sorted by gender, race and ethnicity. Obama's new proposal will cover all businesses with 100 or more employees, regardless of whether they contract with the government. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will collect the data. ...
  • Re-elected Vietnam communist boss defends one-party rule

    01/27/2016 9:44:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 27, 2016 11:16 PM EST | Vijay Joshi
    Vietnam's re-elected leader, a 71-year-old Communist Party ideologue, made it clear Wednesday that one-party rule was here to stay, insisting that the collective leadership he heads is a far better alternative to what he called authoritarianism disguised as democracy. General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (pronounced Noo-yen Foo Chong) was re-elected Wednesday as head of the party and the leader of a 19-member Politburo that will govern Vietnam for the next five years. The decisions were made at the end of a week-long congress of the 4.5-million-member party, which rules the lives of 93 million Vietnamese. "Vietnam's Communist Party is one-party...
  • Malkin: A Tale of Two Tapes: Teen Cruz and Terror-Coddler Obama

    01/27/2016 11:39:57 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 2 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | January 27, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    Transparency, liberal media-style: Teen Cruz video goes viral. Terror-coddler Obama video gets deep-sixed...
  • Donald Trump defends Vladimir Putin over Alexander Litvinenko murder

    01/26/2016 2:01:35 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 144 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 26, 2016 | Nick Allen
    Donald Trump has defended Vladimir Putin after a British public inquiry found the Russian president "probably" sanctioned the assassination of Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko in London. Mr Trump waded into the case saying he had seen "no evidence" of Mr Putin's involvement, adding: "They say a lot of things about me that are untrue too." The front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination has previously said he felt a "great honour" when Mr Putin praised him as an "absolute leader". .. But Mr Trump told Fox Business: "Have they found him (Mr Putin) guilty? I don't think they've found him guilty....
  • Yuri Bezmenov"Unlike Myself, You'll Have Nowhere to Defect To!" (1984) [Part of/Trump Talking About?

    01/26/2016 9:40:27 AM PST · by knarf · 36 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 26, 2016 | knarf
    The video is an interview of Yuri Bezmenov in 1984Start at 1:8:0 and if you realize what was said then and what is happening now, re-wind to the beginning and get a heavy dose of how we got here today
  • Ted Cruz Boldly Calls This ‘The Civil Rights Issue Of The 21st Century’ [video]

    01/25/2016 3:48:15 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 7 replies
    The Politistick ^ | January 25, 2016 | Jon Conradi
    Monday is the beginning of National School Choice Week, featuring over 16,000 organized events across the country, an attempt to take on the anti-choice progressive left in America, the Democrat Party that prefers a government monopoly in the nation's school system in order to continue brainwashing children with their godless and anti-American Marxist ideology. Constitutional conservative presidential candidate Ted Cruz, a long proponent of school choice in America, came out with a video both celebrating and supporting school choice on Monday - calling it the "civil rights issue of the 21st century."...
  • Russia's Putin: I've Always Liked Communist and Socialist 'Ideas'

    01/25/2016 12:55:11 PM PST · by Chad_the_Impaler · 36 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 1/25/2016 | Damien Sharkov
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he is and has always been fond of communist "ideas", while also comparing the Soviet code of conduct to the Holy Bible, independent news agency Interfax reported. ... "I was not, as you know, a party member by necessity," he said. "I liked communist and socialist ideas very much and I like them still."
  • Let's watch Senator Ted Cruz debate an actual communist on CNN - Van Jones

    01/24/2016 2:39:43 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | Ted Cruz
    Let's watch Senator Ted Cruz debate an actual communist on CNN - Van Jones...
  • U.S. says following events in Poland 'very closely' after EU probe launched

    01/24/2016 9:12:50 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 58 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | January 24, 2016 | Reuters
    The United States is scrutinizing developments in Poland, the U.S. trade czar said on Sunday when asked if Washington was concerned about the European Union's rule of law inquiry into Poland and Standard and Poor's cut to Warsaw's credit rating. "As a fellow democracy we do follow developments here very closely," U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman told reporters during his visit to Google Campus in Warsaw. "We certainly do follow it. As a democracy, we want to make sure that Poland's democracy continues to address the issues."
  • American oil companies are starting to scream "mayday."

    01/24/2016 9:05:27 AM PST · by Lorianne · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | 22 January 2016 | Heather Long
    Last year, 42 North American drillers filed for bankruptcy, according to law firm Haynes and Boone. It's only likely to get worse this year. Experts say there are a lot of parallels between today's crisis and the last oil crash in 1986. Back then, 27% of exploration and production companies went bust. Defaults are skyrocketing again. In December, exploration and production company defaults topped 11%, up from just 0.5% the previous year, according to Fitch Ratings. That's a 2,000%-plus jump. It's just the beginning, says John La Forge, head of real assets strategy at Wells Fargo. If history repeats, people...
  • Lenin watches on over increasingly indifferent Russians

    01/24/2016 9:50:21 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 32 replies
    AFP ^ | January 24, 2016 | Nicolas Miletitch
    Moscow (AFP) - To reach the gigantic statue of Vladimir Lenin that overlooks Moscow's October Square, pedestrians can stroll down streets named after the Bolshevik revolutionary's wife or mother, or cross Lenin Avenue that intersects with a road named after his brother. More than a quarter of a century has passed since the fall of Communism but reminders of the Soviet Union's founding father Lenin -- who died on January 21, 1924 -- are still easy to find. Yet the man himself seems increasingly to mean little to many people in Russia, the cradle of his revolution.
  • Chinese president declares support for Palestinian state

    01/22/2016 12:06:20 PM PST · by Objective Scrutator · 14 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | 1/22/16 | Ynetnews
    China supports the creation of a Palestinian state along the 1967 borders, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday during an Arab League convention in Cairo. The Palestinian issue "should not be marginalized," Xi said, according to Xinhua, China's official news agency. "We are in favor of putting in place a new mechanism to promote peace as to the Middle East question, and support efforts made by the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation toward this end," said the leader of the world's most populous country and its second-largest economy. Xi declared that that Beijing "firmly supports the...
  • Andrzej Caruk: Communism is not just a threat from the past

    01/21/2016 5:24:14 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    OttawaCitizen.com ^ | 19 Jan, 2016 | Andrzej Caruk
    Considering communist North Korea’s “unduly harsh” life sentence last month to Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim for his Christian missionary activities, and the recent provocative claim of a successful hydrogen bomb detonation, described by Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion as a “grave threat to international peace and security,” it’s about time the Memorial to the Victims of Communism in Ottawa be built, and for its critics to stop playing political football with its location, size and design. As a Polish-Canadian immigrant I am well aware of communism’s fiercely atheistic and bigoted ideology, along with its brutal consequences. In view...
  • The roots of Black Lives Matter unveiled

    01/17/2016 7:09:17 AM PST · by rktman · 47 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 1/17/2016 | James Simpson
    The Black Lives Matter movement (BLM) casts itself as a spontaneous uprising born of inner city frustration, but is, in fact, the latest and most dangerous face of a web of well-funded communist/socialist organizations that have been agitating against America for decades. It's agitation has provoked police killings and other violence, lawlessness and unrest in minority communities throughout the U.S. If allowed to continue, that agitation could devolve into anarchy and civil war. The BLM crowd appears to be spoiling for just such an outcome. Nevertheless, BLM appears to be exercising considerable leverage over the Democratic Party, in part by...
  • China's Haier buys GE's appliance unit for $5.4 billion

    01/15/2016 7:53:48 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | January 15, 2016 | Charles Riley
    General Electric has sold its appliance business to Haier for $5.4 billion, a deal that will greatly expand the Chinese firm's footprint in the U.S. Haier is best known as a manufacturer of household goods including washing machines, refrigerators and microwaves. In recent years, it has sought to expand into new international markets, including the U.S.
  • Ed Schultz Nabs Nightly Show on Kremlin-Backed Cable Channel

    01/14/2016 10:12:37 AM PST · by PROCON · 28 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | Jan. 14, 2016 | Tim Graham
    The obvious joke is it's a lateral move from Air America radio and MSNBC to a Kremlin-backed show for Russia Today. CNN's Dylan Byers reports Schultz will host the simply titled News with Ed Schultz at 8 p.m. weeknights, where he will "focus on exploring issues that most affect working Americans, particularly within the context of the upcoming US presidential election," according to a press release. "In a 30-second ad for the show, Schultz promises to deliver news in the same progressive vein that he did as a host on MSNBC, championing the middle class and organized labor while...
  • Flashback: Hillary Clinton on 25% National Gun Tax: "I am all for that."

    01/14/2016 9:22:00 AM PST · by Torcert · 36 replies
    Buckeye firearms ^ | September 14, 2015
    We're always warning people that elections matter. And the quickly approaching presidential election could matter a LOT to gun owners. Why? Because there is a very real - and very frightening - possibility that Hillary Clinton could be our next Commander in Chief. Like most liberals, she supports a host of anti-gun laws. She has pushed for these laws for a very long time. And she has undoubtedly learned from Obama how to work around Congress to impose radical ideas on Americans through executive orders. When she testified before the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee years ago, Hillary Clinton was asked...
  • With flowers and solemn speeches, Lithuanians mark the 25th anniversary of Soviet crackdown

    01/13/2016 11:44:45 AM PST · by BeadCounter · 3 replies
    US News and World Report, AP ^ | Jan. 13, 2016 | LIUDAS DAPKUS, Associated Press
    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — With flowers and solemn speeches, Lithuanians on Wednesday marked the 25th anniversary of a deadly Soviet crackdown that failed to quash the Baltic country's quest for independence. Hundreds of people gathered in Vilnius in freezing temperatures to honor the 14 people killed when Soviet troops and tanks moved into a crowd of protesters outside a TV tower on Jan. 13, 1991. The attacks only emboldened Lithuanians to demand freedom, which they gained later that year. President Dalia Grybauskaite drew parallels between those events and Ukraine's conflict with Moscow, saying "we feel a bond of unity with...
  • Russian doctor punches patient, killing him instantly

    01/10/2016 8:59:25 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 57 replies
    The hindu ^ | 10Jan 2016
    He came with stomach pain and died of head injury for "touching" a nurse -- something he never did. In a bizarre incident, an angry Russian doctor fatally punched a patient for “touching” a nurse at a hospital in a south-western Russian town with the media dubbing the medic ‘the boxer doctor.’
  • Military vows Maduro support in deepening Venezuela crisis

    01/08/2016 8:16:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    AFP ^ | January 7, 2016 | Maria Isabel Sanchez
    Venezuela's military pledged loyalty to President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday, ramping up a high-stakes standoff between his socialist government and a center-right opposition that has vowed to use its new legislative powers to oust him. The opposition laid claim to a big majority in the National Assembly, which could empower it to force out Maduro. He has rejected the assembly as illegal and formed a new hardline leftist cabinet to fight it, in a deepening political crisis.
  • Five booksellers have gone missing in Hong Kong

    01/06/2016 12:59:14 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 6, 2016 | Michael Schaub
    A British citizen has become the latest bookseller to go missing in Hong Kong, CNN reports. Lee Bo, who co-owns a bookstore associated with a publisher of books critical of the Chinese government, disappeared last week. Lee is the fifth bookseller from Causeway Bay Books, associated with the publisher Mighty Current, who have disappeared since October. Lee's wife reported him missing to Hong Kong authorities last week, but she attempted to cancel the report on Monday after one of Lee's colleagues received a fax purportedly from the bookseller. The BBC reports that the letter read in part: "I am very...
  • Saudi v. Iran v. Bahrain v. Israel v. Syria v. Iraq v. Sunnis v. Shiites v. Putin v. Obama

    01/04/2016 5:34:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2015 | Rich Galen
    Welcome to the first workday of 2016 and maybe the first day of World War III.The last two World Wars started when a couple of countries got into it and everyone else began to choose up sides.Over the weekend, the Saudi Arabian government executed 47 people including one senior Shiite cleric who had been an outspoken opponent of the Saudi rulers. The Iranians immediately set fire to the Saudi Embassy in Tehran. The Saudis immediately emptied its embassy of diplomats, cut off diplomatic ties, and ordered the Iranian mission out of Riyadh within 48 hours.As a reminder, the royal family...
  • What Cuba Can Teach Us About Food and Climate Change

    01/04/2016 7:07:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | January 4, 2015 | Raj Patel
    The Studebakers plying up and down Havana’s boardwalk aren’t the best advertisement for dynamism and innovation. But if you want to see what tomorrow’s fossil-fuel-free, climate-change-resilient, high-tech farming looks like, there are few places on earth like the Republic of Cuba. Under the Warsaw Pact, Cuba sent rum and sugar to the red side of the Iron Curtain. In exchange, it received food, oil, machinery, and as many petrochemicals as it could shake a stick at. From the Missile Crisis to the twilight of the Soviet Union, Cuba was one of the largest importers of agricultural chemicals in Latin America....
  • Documentary: Chuck Norris Helped Open Communist Romania to West

    01/01/2016 5:24:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 1, 2016 | Sarah Stites
    During the darkest days of communism, Romanians had something to brighten their oppressed existence illicit American movie parties. Under Nicolae Ceausescu's dictatorship, the Eastern European country had very little contact with the West. But thanks to Teodor Zamfir who was willing to smuggle VHS tapes, and his translator Ilina Nistor who dubbed them, over 3000 movies made it over to Romania between 1985 and 1989. Millions of lives were changed and uplifted as a result. Chuck Norris v. Communism (Variety Interview)After recognizing Nistor's voice at a film festival, Ilinca Calugareanu chatted with the woman whose inflection and tone were nearly...
  • Government Propagandist-In-Chief Condemns Political Incorrectness As "The Furthest Thing From Brave"

    12/31/2015 10:06:11 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 31 Dec, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    Some have called Cass Sunstein "America's Goebbels" since he sugggested that the government "formally hire credible private parties to engage in counterspeech," and was engaged by President Obama as "Information Tzar". So today's op-ed from the government's propagandist-in-chief, condemning those who choose to push back against political correctness, should be read with a Bernaysian perspective as Sunstein attempts to delegitimize any and every effort to argue against the government's view of the world.
  • Vietnam warns of 'toxic' Web use ahead of party shakeup

    12/30/2015 6:39:57 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 2 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/30/15 | Reuters
    Vietnam sought to discourage its internet-savvy public on Wednesday from reading Web postings that disparaged its Communist Party, warning of an increase in "toxic" activity just weeks away from its scheduled leadership shakeup. Using its new Facebook page, the government vowed to tackle social media criticism of the party without interrupting the Internet ahead its five-yearly congress in January, and said most attacks originated from outside of the country. "These pages are most distorting and talking bad about our party's leaders, government and policies," Truong Minh Tuan, the deputy minister of information and communications, wrote in the Facebook posting. "We...
  • A socialist vision fades in Cuba’s biggest housing project

    12/30/2015 1:15:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 29, 2015 | Nick Miroff
    HAVANA - In the Alamar neighborhood on the outskirts of Havana, the streets don't have names. To find an address, you need to know the zone, the block number and the apartment, because all the buildings look the same. Long and rectangular, five stories tall, their facades have been stripped by the ocean air and re-pigmented in curlicue patterns of mildew. Alamar is the largest public housing project in Cuba, if not one of the largest in the world, with 100,000 residents. In a country sworn to socialist equality, it is arguably Cuba’s most equal place, because everyone pretty much...
  • Obama's veiled threat

    12/27/2015 8:32:52 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 27 Dec, 2015 | Carol Brown
    With a year left to go, President Obama is determined to make sure he continues to squeeze the living daylights out of America. Or as he put it during his year-end news conference: "I said at the beginning of this year that interesting stuff happens in the fourth quarter - and we are only halfway through." What "interesting stuff" he has in mind is anybody's guess. In a recent AP report that provides an overview of Obama's term and plans for his final year in office, Jen Psaki said: "We recognize there's limited time left." No kidding (though of course...
  • SOUTH AMERICAN LEFT IN RETREAT AS ECONOMIC CRISIS DEEPENS

    12/24/2015 8:40:32 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/23/2015 | JOSHUA GOODMAN
    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- After a decade on the advance, the left in South America is in retreat. Just in the past month, voters in Argentina elected a conservative businessman president over the chosen successor of Cristina Fernandez and Brazil's congress launched an impeachment probe against President Dilma Rousseff, whose approval ratings have been languishing in single digits. In perhaps the biggest turnabout, voters in Venezuela, where the region's leftward shift began, handed the opposition a landslide victory in congressional elections - its first nationwide legislative win since the U.S.-bashing Hugo Chavez won the presidency in 1998. The backlash comes...
  • White House Inadvertently Admits That a Child Is a Child 'Even Before Birth'

    12/23/2015 5:57:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    The Executive Office of the President of the United States -- aka Barack Obama -- released a document in the days leading up to Christmas that proves once again that reality conspires against even the most careful liars. The White House intended the document in question -- dryly titled "Long-Term Benefits of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program" -- to build the case for expanding the value and availability of food stamps. What the document demonstrates is that even the Obama White House knows that an unborn child is a child. During his political career, Obama has made great exertions to...
  • TWO RELIGIOUS ENEMIES WE HAVE FOUGHT SINCE WWII(vanity)

    12/21/2015 12:44:19 PM PST · by A Navy Vet · 43 replies
    VetsCoR | 12/21/2015 | A Navy Vet
    America has had to defend herself from TWO major theologies, not ideologies like communism (LENIN/STALIN), national socialism (NAZI) or facism (MUSSOLINI). These wars were and are caused by religious beliefs. One occurred in the 20th century, the other is occurring in the 21st century.
  • The Demo-creeps' Communal Database Mess [impish vanity]

    12/20/2015 3:54:57 AM PST · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 2 replies
    While Mister Focker talks about his 'communal commode' [and failing to follow his own rule], he looks quite sane when compared with this hairbrained notion: The DNC's communal campaign computer system. Yep, both Hellery and Bernie Sanders share the same campaign database -- communism on parade in the name of efficiency. There was supposed to be a firewall that separated them, but you know how communal projects work out -- you end up taking a shower and look over to see some other guy sitting on the pot. The firewall had a weakness. Bernie Sanders stated that he informed the...