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  • Don't Trust Cuban Health Care Statistics

    06/24/2018 5:32:34 AM PDT · by OddLane · 7 replies
    Mises.org ^ | 06/20/18 | Ryan McMaken
    We've long been told that Cuba's health care system is one of the greatest in the world. In spite of the fact that health usually correlates with wealth in national statistics, we're assured that Cuba's obvious poverty is offset, at least in part, by amazingly low infant mortality rates and life expectancy. But in a new short article for the journal Health Policy and Planning, Gilbert Berdine, Vincent Geloso, and Benjamin Powell examine some of the ways that the data is being manipulated in Cuba to ensure better-looking health statistics. For example, on the matter of infant mortality, doctors have...
  • A case for open borders and how it can boost the world economy

    06/23/2018 8:07:38 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/23/18 | David S. D’Amato
    In 2015, in the lead up to the 2016 presidential election, Bernie Sanders infamously insisted that open borders is “a Koch Brothers proposal,” and free immigration is a “right-wing proposal, which essentially says that there is no United States.” Vox’s Ezra Klein, Bernie’s interviewer, quite correctly observed that open borders would “make the global poor richer.” As philosopher Jason Brennan writes in “Libertarianism: What Everyone Needs to Know,” “When economists estimate the welfare losses from immigration restrictions, they tend to conclude that eliminating immigration restrictions would double world GDP.” Sanders’ assertions of concern for the global poor ring awfully hollow...
  • ACLU Position on Free Speech "Evolving" [semi-satire]

    06/23/2018 6:28:30 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 June 2018 | John Semmens
    The American Civil Liberties Union is reexamining its long-standing position in favor of freedom of speech. Spokesman Bertram Petty explained that "in the past the biggest threat to freedom of speech came from the government trying to silence advocates of socialist and communist solutions to public problems. Now that socialist and communist principles form an important part of the guidance for government activities in the United States it is no longer clear that freedom of speech to attack policies based on these ideas is worthy of our support." "For example, a knee-jerk defense of freedom of speech would compel the...
  • 'I'm going to kill his kids': Man charged for allegedly threatening Rep. Mast's children

    06/20/2018 1:50:27 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 39 replies
    CBS News (cbs12 West Palm Florida) ^ | 06/19/2018 | Jordyn Grinnell
    A man is facing a serious charge after deputies say he threatened Congressman Brian Mast's children. A federal document filed with the U.S. District Court states Laurence Wayne Key called Rep. Mast's office in Washington, D.C. on Monday morning. An intern told investigators when he answered the phone the caller said, "I'm going to find congressman's kids and kill them. If you're going to separate kids at the border, I'm going to kill his kids. Don't try to find me because you won't." Investigators found the phone number belonged to Key, who lives in Stuart. Documents claim Key has called...
  • Heartbreaking for 1970s Immigrants Saying Goodbye To The America They Once Knew

    06/19/2018 9:51:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/19/18 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Say good-bye to what you grew up with and hello to 2018 America altered not by the normal change that the passage of time creates but a socially-engineered globalist entity spawned by the communist Left over the last five decades The first Americans I’ve met, Pam and her husband James from Chicago worked with my dad at the refinery. He was an engineer from a small family and she followed him to this God-forsaken country where everyone seemed to be a prisoner. They appeared friendly in a plastic way, smiling all the time for no apparent reason, totally unconcerned about...
  • Nicaraguans flood migration offices in bid to flee crisis

    06/15/2018 4:04:54 PM PDT · by BBell · 17 replies
    Managua (AFP) – One evening as she watched some local kids play outside in her Managua neighborhood, Nicaraguan Mireya Alegria was shocked to see police, motorcycles and a white van carrying hooded men speed past. “They started firing,” she says. It was the moment she decided enough was enough. Now Alegria is one of the thousands of Nicaraguans desperately seeking to process migration documents and flee to neighboring Central American countries, as two months of anti-government dissent has triggered increasingly violent state repression. “Thousands of people come daily to do paperwork,” said Nubia Manzanares, a migration agent, adding that many...
  • The NFL Desecration

    06/15/2018 10:27:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/14/18 | Obie Usategui
    In countries, like my birthplace Cuba, afflicted by communism, taking a knee comes not from the freedom of protest given by your First Amendment Rights, but instead, comes as a last plea to God, just prior to being executed As you all might have noticed, a recent headline news was the story of President Trump disinviting the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles from a planned White House celebration of the team’s Super Bowl championship – a celebration which has now become sort of a tradition. Less than 24 hours before the players were expected to arrive in the Rose Garden, Trump made...
  • Global Warming Will Make Veggies Harder To Find: Study

    06/12/2018 7:10:49 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 63 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | June 12, 201 | Agence France-Presse
    Tampa, United States: Global warming is expected to make vegetables significantly scarcer around the world, unless new growing practices and resilient crop varieties are adopted, researchers warned on Monday. By the end of this century, less water and hotter air will combine to cut average yields of vegetables -- which are crucial to a healthy diet -- by nearly one-third, said the report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.A 7.2 Fahrenheit (4 Celsius) increase in temperature, which scientists expect by 2100 if global warming continues on its current trajectory, reduces average yields by 31.5 percent, said the...
  • Commentary: Leftwing Social Justice Is, in Reality, a Social Injustice

    06/07/2018 1:08:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    CNS News.com ^ | June 7, 2018 | By Rabbi Aryeh Spero
    Once a lofty concept, the term social justice has been hijacked and exploited by the political left to radically transform America and bully Americans into forfeiting many basic rights in deference to the left’s agenda. Intoning social justice has proven to be a sure-proof formula for silencing average Americans, thereby providing the left with endless societal victories. After all, who wants to be accused of standing in the way of social justice? Most of what passes today for social justice is actually the Marxist/Marcuse/Gramsci leftist playbook wrapped in appealing religious phraseology and platitudes, a framework for never-ceasing revolution and rebellion....
  • Sources: Colin Kaepernick's legal team expected to subpoena President Trump in case against NFL

    06/07/2018 7:27:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 7, 2018 | Charles Robinson
    After months of circling President Donald Trump during NFL depositions and discovery, Colin Kaepernick’s lawyers are expected to force Trump directly into the ongoing legal battle between the quarterback and league. Kaepernick’s legal team is expected to seek federal subpoenas in the coming weeks to compel testimony from Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and other officials familiar with the president’s agenda on protesting NFL players, sources with knowledge of the quarterback’s collusion case against the NFL told Yahoo Sports.
  • A New History Recalibrates the Villains of the Russian Revolution

    06/06/2018 6:27:35 PM PDT · by KC Burke · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 6, 2017 | Gregory Feifer
    { SNIP } Whether due more to a loss of nerve than bad planning, the mobs dissipated and the Bolshevik leaders were arrested. With evidence that they were being lavishly financed by Russia’s wartime enemy Germany, the provisional government prepared to dispatch the traitorous radicals. “Now they are going to shoot us,” Lenin warned his co-conspirator Leon Trotsky before shaving his beard and fleeing to Finland. He would not be seen again in public until the Bolsheviks staged a second coup attempt nearly four months later, this time resulting in the cataclysmic October Revolution, which, according to Sean McMeekin’s estimates,...
  • California Student Rant At Anti-Communism Display Shows Other Side of Untold Story

    06/06/2018 6:17:33 AM PDT · by davikkm · 19 replies
    IWB ^ | Thinker
    We are all entitled to have an opinions, and our Creator says we shouldn’t judge, but I do think its important to know the history of a country or organization before you start volunteering for them. This story shows the reader that they should dig deeper into the truth and see if the rant being heard is something we all should really know. Is she telling the truth? California Student Goes OFF THE RAILS At Anti-Communism Display Conservative students at a California university had their anti-socialism display vandalized, according to photos and videos obtained Monday. Santa Clara University’s Turning Point...
  • Lysenkoism, Tommy and the Impact of Political Religion

    05/30/2018 7:14:42 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 4 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 30 May, 2018 | Baron Bodissey
    Lysenkoism is the politicisation of science as practised under Stalin (and others). It consisted of using pseudo-science to conform with, and confirm, political will. It is a tool of totalitarian politics where ‘scientific’ truth must be subjected to political convenience. We now see around us a new breed of Lysenkoism where ‘truth’ is made a servant of political religion. For the sake of this essay I will call this phenomenon TheresaMayism, in honour of the current status of British Justice now as a “farce and a sham” as predicted in the hilarious film farce Water starring Michael Caine. The British...
  • University hosting 'privilege' workshops for 'white folks'

    05/30/2018 1:30:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | May 30, 2018 | by Celine Ryan
    Humboldt State University [California] is preparing to host a flurry of social justice workshops intended for “white folks” who seek to take part “in conversations about race more productively.” Starting on June 12, students may attend part one of the “Microaggressions and Whiteness” workshop, which will offer “an introduction to the concept of whiteness, the significance of whiteness in our everyday lives, and how this shapes our interactions with each other.” Part two of the workshop will take place on June 19, and is intended to provide “an introduction to the concept of microaggressions, how to identify them, and how...
  • Van Jones Blames ‘Moral Collapse’ Inside White House for ‘Rank Bigot’ Roseanne

    05/30/2018 7:01:28 AM PDT · by ETL · 65 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 29, 2018 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on CNN’s “Newsroom,” former Obama administration green jobs czar and network contributor Van Jones blamed the ”moral collapse inside of our political system” for Roseanne Barr’s derogatory tweet about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. Jones said, “Some things apparently are more important than money, even to a big corporation like ABC-Disney, and that is very heartening because we’ve been in a moral freefall for at least three years. To my point of view, one of the great things is — it is, in fact, important that red-state America be better represented in the media. But they can have a...
  • Highway billboard raising concern in Manhattan

    05/27/2018 5:34:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    WIBW ^ | 5/22/18 | Ann Olamiju
    MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- A billboard along I-70 is raising eyebrows - and questions. The sign along eastbound I-70 near Junction City reads, "Manhattan is the closest thing to communism." A notation at the bottom states the sign is paid for by the Ford family. Public records show the billboard is owned by Ron Ford.
  • N. Korea still open to talks with US as Trump threatens Kim Jong-un after scrapping summit

    05/24/2018 4:09:02 PM PDT · by Hadean · 91 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | May 24, 2018
    North Korea said on Friday it was still open to talks with the US despite Donald Trump's threat of military action after cancelling their June 12 summit in Singapore. Pyongyang described the US president's decision to pull the plug on the much anticipated meeting as "extremely regrettable". "The abrupt announcement of the cancellation of the meeting is unexpected for us and we cannot but find it extremely regrettable," Kim Kye Gwan, North Korea's First Vice Foreign Minister, said in a statement carried by the state-run KCNA news agency. "We again state to the US our willingness to sit face-to-face at...
  • Teacher narrowly upsets Kentucky House GOP leader. A sign of things to come?

    05/22/2018 9:25:40 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 21 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | May 22, 2018 | JACK BRAMMER AND BILL ESTEP
    As upset teachers across Kentucky Tuesday tried to flex their political muscle, Rockcastle County High School math teacher R. Travis Brenda narrowly defeated House Majority Floor Leader Jonathan Shell of Garrard County in one of the most-watched races for the state House, according to unofficial results. Brenda tried in the Republican primary election for the 71st House District seat to capitalize on teacher anger against legislators who backed a controversial pension bill in this year's law-making session. It was Brenda's first bid for public office. ... Brenda, 43, was not a member of the Kentucky Education Association, which tends to...
  • In Memoriam: With God and Richard Pipes

    05/22/2018 11:39:10 AM PDT · by GreyFriar · 12 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | May 22, 2018 | Paul Kengor
    America loses its greatest scholar of Russia and communism. The most respected academic authority on the Russian Revolution, 20thcentury communism, and the Cold War has died. He was Richard Pipes, longtime professor of Russian history at Harvard, and a remarkable man. Where to start with an adequate tribute to Professor Pipes? I’ll start with some biographical observations and then finish with personal reflections. Richard Pipes was born in Poland on July 11, 1923. As a 16-year-old Jew at the time of Hitler’s invasion, Pipes mercifully escaped, thanks to a clever and shrewd father. He credited not only his father but...
  • The Kerry-Kennedy-Haiti Connection

    03/28/2004 8:00:33 PM PST · by GrandMoM · 33 replies · 591+ views
    AIM Report ^ | 3/26/04 | Cliff Kincaid
    The Kerry-Kennedy-Haiti Connection By Cliff Kincaid March 26, 2004 It wasn't a big story when John Kerry said that he would have risked U.S. lives to maintain Marxist Jean-Bertrand Aristide in power in Haiti. And except for columnist Robert Novak, there hasn't been any discussion of why Kerry chose such a controversial course of action. Novak noted evidence of "Aristide's gold-plated U.S. connections." He explained, "He is close to Kerry's influential friends, the Kennedy family of Massachusetts, and is the unconditional favorite of the Congressional Black Caucus." Novak noted that Aristide spent millions on U.S. lobbyists and lawyers, and that,...