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  • Witnessing a ‘Complete Collapse of Society’ in Venezuela

    08/09/2016 2:29:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 90 replies
    TIME ^ | August 9, 2016 | by Olivier Laurent
    Alvaro Ybarra Zavala puts it bluntly: “Venezuela has become hell.” The photographer had just returned from one of his latest trips to the South American nation when he talked to TIME, and he was visibly affected by the chaos he had witnessed there. “There’s a complete collapse of society,” he said. Once an example for the continent, Venezuela is now a country in freefall. “It’s hard to find food, there’s no medicine,” said Ybarra Zavala. “If you have to have surgery, you need to bring everything with you: the bandages, the gloves, everything. There are no anesthetics.” Ybarra Zavala was...
  • Che Guevara’s Motorcycle Diaries: A Hippie Discovers Communism and Becomes a Monster

    10/19/2016 9:54:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 10/12/2016 | Anoop Verma
    The Motorcycle Diaries is not a “coming-of-age” story as it has been described by a number of commentators. When Che Guevara took off on a motorcycle journey across South America he was not a teenager; he was 23-years-old and therefore already “of age.” In my view, this book has nothing to do with coming-of-age issues, rather it is a “hippie discovers communism” kind of story. The Che Guevara that we meet in The Motorcycle Diaries is a hippie who drifts from place to place without any coherent plan. He is alienated from society. He sees the ill effects of materialism...
  • Poll: Millennials desperately need to bone up on the history of communism

    10/18/2016 8:26:38 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 37 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 10/17/16 | Shawn Langlois
    The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, citing survey results released on Monday, blames widespread ignorance for the relatively positive views millennials have toward socialism and communism. Of the 2,300 Americans polled by YouGov, 80% of baby boomers and 91% of the elderly agree with the statement that “communism was and still is a problem” in the world today. Millennials? Only 55%. Furthermore, almost half of Americans between the ages of 16 and 20 said they would vote for a socialist, while 21% would go so far as to back a communist. Capitalism, on the other hand, is viewed favorably by...
  • Game Over

    10/17/2016 7:53:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/17/16 | Obie Usategui
    Eminent takeover of Marxism and communism in the United States of America Yes, friends, anyone who has been following the presidential campaign over the past couple of weeks, even the most praetorian republicans amongst us, have to realize that the time has come fess-up to reality while understanding that candidate Donald Trump will never become the next president of this great land of ours. That is right, I said Trump will never be our next president, meaning Hillary Clinton will become the first woman ever to hold that office in the history of the nation. I have come to this...
  • Government hurting you just to heal you? Why?

    10/17/2016 5:50:07 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 2 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball & Michael O'sullivan
    Retired businessman, activist, Free stater and Catholic layman Michael O'sullivan of the New England Alliance for Liberty and Free Markets from Lebannon NH responds to Roger Bauer's family over remarks made in favor of abusing their son Roger Bauer.  Well just when we thought we heard the last of the commie family Bauer, they wont acknowledge that they are the problem not Roger Bauer. Roger's brother and peer-to-peer therapist had this to say... You say hurting never helps anyone, well Roger, sometimes you we have to be hurt so we can be made well.  Jeff Gilman had to be hurt...
  • Russia becomes global grain superpower as wheat exports explode

    10/12/2016 1:28:01 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 22 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News‎ ^ | 10/09/2016 | Anatoly Medetsky
    Almost 25 years after watching the Dawn of Communism collective farm where he grew up land in the dustbin of history, Andrey Burdin is helping turn Russia into something the communists never could: a grain-export powerhouse. Over the last few years, Burdin has tripled the size of his farm on the steppe near the Black Sea, winning prizes from the local government for how much wheat he's produced from the rich soil here and pumping profits back into new tractors and sprayers. His harvest this season will be a third bigger than what it was just five years ago, helping...
  • WikiLeaks: Podesta and Left-Wing Activist Plot ‘Catholic Spring’

    10/12/2016 10:15:01 AM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 27 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 10-11-2016 | Lifezette staff
    “There needs to be a Catholic Spring, in which Catholics themselves demand the end of a middle ages dictatorship and the beginning of a little democracy and respect for gender equality in the Catholic Church
  • 'The biggest racist organization since the klan': Professor takes leave of absence...

    10/10/2016 2:13:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/09/2016 | ARIEL ZILBER
    A University of Virginia professor has taken a leave of absence from the school after he came under scathing attack over the weekend for likening the Black Lives Matter movement to the Ku Klux Klan. Douglas Muir, who teaches at the school, commented on Facebook that he believed that Black Lives Matter was the 'biggest' racist organization since the KKK. Muir, who lectures at UVA's Engineering School and who also owns a restaurant in the area, was responding to a Facebook post that included a photograph of a recent appearance by BLM co-founder Alicia Garza in Charlottesville, the campus newspaper...
  • Debate Moderators Released: They All Lean Left (Martha Raddatz Demands the Answers She Want to Hear)

    10/10/2016 4:46:13 AM PDT · by broken_arrow1 · 20 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | September 2, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    On Friday morning, the debate moderators emerged for the long-awaited presidential brawls between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. The first presidential debate will be moderated by Lester Holt of NBC News; the vice presidential debate will be moderated by Elaine Quijano of CBS News; Martha Raddatz of ABC News and Anderson Cooper of CNN for the second debate; and finally, Chris Wallace for the third debate. This isn’t a great list for Hillary, but it’s a worse list for Trump. That’s to be expected, since the media heavily support Hillary. Lester Holt is perceived as more objective than most, but...

    10/09/2016 2:46:38 AM PDT · by broken_arrow1 · 101 replies ^ | OCTOBER 9, 2016 | Self
    A sense of Rebellion is brewing amongst the ranks. If you have seen the latest on Yahoo and CNN, the libs and #NeverTrumpers are out for blood, but have unleashed the angst of the unwashed masses - The BASKET of DEPLORABLE! We are mad as hell and won't take it anymore!
  • Liberal fascism exposed in Seacoast Peace Response

    10/05/2016 6:23:24 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 7 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    In Yesterday's article, we exposed Seacoast Peace Response, a communist so called anti-war group Based in New Hampshire in the seacoast region that consists of Dover, Durham, Rochester, Portsmouth and Hampton. This group espoused anti-American sentiment in the form of protests and poetry along with articles including by one Doctor David Diamond of Rochester New Hampshire who has a practice in the Dover Area Many of its articles expressed sympathy for communists and terrorists while attacking Bush, Cheney and conservatives in particular, Rush Limbaugh and Fox News. There are also leftist poems by the group and other vile disgusting left...
  • Republican Obstruction Is Undermining The Supreme Court, Enough Is Enough

    10/04/2016 7:30:44 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 22 replies
    Huffington Puffington Post ^ | 4 Oct, 2016 | barack hussein 0bama
    This week, the Supreme Court returns to work. The Justices will hear important cases on issues ranging from the separation of church and state to intellectual property to Congressional redistricting to the death penalty. Many of the cases address questions that are fundamental to our democracy: the right to vote, for instance, or what constitutes U.S. citizenship. Yet – regardless of the stakes – Republicans in Congress have forced the Court to weigh these pivotal issues one Justice short of the Court’s full panel of nine. In a city of self-inflicted wounds, this one is more dangerous and less defensible...
  • [Vanity] Mental Health Practitioner and communist labels conservatives as mentally ill.

    10/04/2016 6:32:23 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 42 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Meet Doctor David Diamond, a psychiatrist who has a practice in Dover New Hampshire, a peaceful town on New Hampshire coast 10 minutes north from Portsmouth. David Diamond is a psychiatrist as well as a peacenik, a militant liberal and though it is not known if he is a registered communist he certainly is a fellow traveler. David diamond is very active with local left wing groups in particular, seacoast peace response, a militant leftist group that emphasizes pacifism, peace and human rights all while demanding that conservatives, and those who support conservatives and capitalism be prosecuted. Since 9/11, the...
  • Sympathy for the Devil

    10/03/2016 7:18:22 PM PDT · by pboyington · 5 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | October 3, 2016 | Joe Ragonese
    Just as every cop is a criminal and all the sinners saints, just call me Lucifer, ‘cause I’m in need of some restraint.’ Those stirring words are a part of the 1968 song, “Sympathy for the Devil,” sung by the Rolling Stones. For those who did not live through those tumultuous times, take it from someone who did, it was a really bad time in America. What was bad for America was bad for the world and it was a clamorous time everywhere. We are entering a time much worse than the revolutionary 60’s. The major difference is that most...
  • LAPD on tactical alert after protests erupt in South LA over fatal police shooting

    10/02/2016 10:57:28 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 27 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | 10/2/2016 | KABC
    LOS ANGELES (KABC)--Protests erupted at a South Los Angeles intersection Sunday night not far from where a teenager died in an officer-involved shooting after police say he fled from a suspected stolen vehicle. Shortly before 10pm authorities issued a tactical alert and asked protestors standing on the street to disperse or they would be arrested.......
  • This Year’s Must See Film: EWTN’s ‘A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing’

    10/02/2016 6:43:46 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies
    Inside EWTN ^ | 09.30.16 | Michelle Laque Johnson
    Why is political discourse so bad right now? How have Christian beliefs, particularly Catholic beliefs, and those who hold them come to be reviled by so many in the secular culture? Where did political correctness, gender conflict, gender confusion — and so many other aspects of the Culture of Death — come from?The answer to these, and many other questions, can be found in the EWTN Original Documentary “A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing,” a chilling look at the impact of Community Activist Saul Alinsky, whose “Rules for Radicals” still wields a huge influence on American culture – and the...
  • Rhode Island escapee's abusive communist family and shrink respond

    09/28/2016 9:55:37 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 7 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | multiple authors
    About 2 months ago, we presented the story of Roger Bauer, a victim of communism in the state of Rhode Island. The Democrats who control that state and support communism along with his liberal family abused him, denigrated him and forcibly held him captive in Rhode Island. He was unable to find work, be independent or take care of himself because of the bad treatment he received. Roger was accused of having Asperger's syndrome, a very terrible disease of the brain that is believed to exist by liberals and those sympathetic to them and to government. Also they say those...
  • Mike Voris: Hillary Clinton will outlaw religious liberty

    09/28/2016 9:09:17 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 16 replies Despite the whining of the nevertrump conservative crowd it has to be emphasized, The election of Hillary Clinton to the highest seat in the land will be a disaster for this country worse than 9/11. Hillary will outlaw religious liberty to protect Democrat ideals of atheism, transgenderism, sodomy, abortion, euthanasia and multi-culturalism all while appealing and appeasing to Muslim immigrants and jihadists who will immigrate enmasse once Hillary begins opening borders with European style quotas as she promised in Germany. Hillary will give control of the internet to the UN and outlaw any blog or news group that does...
  • FBI’s Comey rejects call to reopen Clinton email case, refuses to say she’s truthful

    09/28/2016 8:42:17 AM PDT · by kevcol · 95 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 28, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    FBI Director James Comey said he’s not going to reopen the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, telling Congress on Wednesday that none of the recent revelations since he closed the case in July “would come near” to that trigger point. . . Mr. Comey also said he couldn’t remember another instance where the subject of an investigation — Mrs. Clinton’s former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, sat in on the FBI’s interview with another subject, in this case Mrs. Clinton. But he also said that the FBI had no power to exclude someone from the interview, and he defended his...
  • Rhode Island liberals sterilize innocent woman

    09/28/2016 6:55:03 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 17 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Regina Immersio
    The following is testimony of Regina Immersio, a former resident of Rhode Island who was forced against her will by her parents to enroll in government programs and was forcibly sterilized with the drug Klonopin, the same drug that Country singer Stevie Nicks took and rendered her sterile as well. Regina suffered misery and hardship while on welfare and discovered to her horror that the medications she had taken had made her worse. She currently lives in Fort Collins Colorado where she volunteers in a women's ministry. My name is Regina Immersio, I'm 34 years old, I live in Fort...

    09/27/2016 11:08:47 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 12 replies
    VANITY ^ | 9/27/2016 | Dick Bachert
    This long forgotten – or completely UNKNOWN among the “snowflakes” and “yutes” -- HISTORY of the close relationship between the leftist "educated" (indoctrinated is more like it) "pseudo elite" dumb asses being churned out of colleges and universities here and the Marxist socialism (which, if not strangled in its crib, has ALWAYS morphed into communism) that has failed everywhere it has been tried may aid your understanding of the media's vicious hatred of Trump and his supporters (the now infamous “DEPLORABLES”). The sad fact is that the media here is overwhelmingly populated by these deluded dumb asses! Any nefarious, otherwise...
  • "Peacetime" in the Communist States: Atrocities against Civilians

    --No victims in any category below have been double-counted. --Outside Peru, no war-related deaths or imprisonments have been included.
  • Polygraph panic: CIA director fretted his vote for communist

    09/21/2016 9:28:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | 6:27 PM ET, Thu September 15, 2016 | Tal Kopan
    At his first polygraph test to enter the CIA, the future director had a secret. John Brennan on Thursday recalled being asked a standard question for a top security clearance at his early CIA lie detector test: Have you ever worked with or for a group that was dedicated to overthrowing the US?“I froze,” Brennan said during a panel discussion about diversity in the intelligence community at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual conference. “This was back in 1980, and I thought back to a previous election where I voted, and I voted for the Communist Party candidate.”Brennan was responding...

    09/21/2016 5:18:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    First Things | September 21, 2016 | George Wiegel
    Recent remarks by the Vatican’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, have fueled speculation about a possible exchange of diplomatic representation between the Holy See and the People’s Republic of China. Unfortunately, the cardinal’s remarks did not address any of the serious questions that have been raised about the evangelical and prudential wisdom of such an agreement at this moment in history. Those questions involve the nature of the PRC regime; the doctrine and canon law of the Church; the impact of such an agreement on Vatican diplomacy in promoting human rights; and the Church’s twenty-first-century mission in China. 1....
  • Chinese Activist Says He’s Being Forced out by NYU

    06/17/2013 12:18:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 17, 2013 2:31 AM EDT | Gillian Wong
    Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, who was allowed to travel to the U.S. after escaping from house arrest, said Monday that New York University is forcing him and his family to leave at the end of this month because of pressure from the Chinese government. The university denied Chen’s allegations. Chen said in a statement that China’s Communist Party had been applying “great, unrelenting pressure” on NYU to ask him to leave, though he did not provide details or evidence to back his claim. Chen said Beijing’s authoritarian government has more influence on the American academic community than is perceived. “The...
  • Netflix Acquires Young Barack Obama Movie ‘Barry’ (Another Flop in the Making)

    09/18/2016 8:46:18 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 45 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 9-18-2016 | DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to Barry, a film about a formative year in the life of a young Barack Obama, following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this month. According to Deadline, the streaming service beat out several other distributors to land the rights to the critically-acclaimed film from director Vikram Gandhi, which premiered September 10 in Toronto. Netflix was said to have spent $4.5 million to acquire the film, though the final number was not confirmed. Barry tells the story of one year in the life of the future president, as he attends Columbia University in...
  • Hillary Clinton: Churches are temples of sedition

    09/17/2016 12:35:52 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 78 replies So much for dissent is patriotic
  • A Commercial message from the DNC

    09/17/2016 8:43:33 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 1 replies
    CCCPUSA ^ | Hillary
  • A growing, catastrophic food crisis sows unrest in Venezuela

    09/14/2016 1:32:45 PM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    PBS Newshour ^ | September 1, 2016
  • Venezuela Food Shortages Claim Lives of Malnourished Children

    09/14/2016 1:31:29 PM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    Panama Post ^ | August 26, 2016 | Sabrina Martín
    When 18-month-old Royer Machado died from malnutrition in Zulia, Venezuela, the authorities did not arrest his mother. The child had gone more than 72 hours without eating, but his mother lived in extreme poverty and couldn’t get the resources she needed; that was just the nature of Venezuela today. The boy’s mother told officers she ran out of money, and then out of food. The baby continued to cry, so she wrapped him in a rag, gave him water and rocked him to sleep. After several days, the crying stopped. He was no longer breathing. Officers interrogated the boy’s mother,...
  • China says executes 'very small number' of criminals

    09/11/2016 11:10:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 12, 2016 1:49 AM EDT
    China says it intends for the death penalty to be used only on “a very small number of extremely serious criminal offenders.” […] China is believed to execute more people than the rest of the world put together, but no longer does so for most nonviolent crimes. China’s law allows for the death penalty for dozens of offenses, including treason, separatism, spying, arson, murder, rape, robbery and human trafficking. …
  • Both Obama and Osama had friends who bombed the Pentagon

    09/11/2016 6:31:25 AM PDT · by ETL · 9 replies
    several sources
    BOTH OBAMA AND OSAMA HAD FRIENDS WHO BOMBED THE PENTAGON_________________________________________________________ From, April 29, 2008: "By all accounts, he [Obama friend and associate, Bill Ayers] was a ferocious, violent, revolutionary Marxist in his halcyon days as a Weatherman leader. He and his Weatherman bombers were enamored of Ho Chi Minh, Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, Mao Tse-tung -- indeed, all the murderous heroes on the Left. Referring to the Weatherman members in August 1969, he said (according to the FBI): 'We're revolutionary Communists.' He got off on the group's multiple explosions, too, and discusses them rather lovingly in his memoir. Ideal...
  • Almost 60 percent of Venezuelans say they want out

    09/10/2016 11:51:29 AM PDT · by fruser1 · 36 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 9, 2016 | Jim Wyss
    A survey by Caracas-based Datincorp found that 57 percent of all Venezuelans said they want to leave the country, up from 49 percent in May 2015. Broken down by political affiliation, the poll found that 24 percent of all government supporters and 71 percent of those who consider themselves the opposition want to emigrate. "People don’t want to leave for political reasons. It's not that they hate the left or socialism," said Datincorp President Jesús Seguías. "It’s because quality of life has tanked." From 1990 to 2015, the number of Venezuelans living abroad more than tripled from 185,282 to 606,344,...
  • Undercover video exposes heavy push for gross Communist propaganda at US teachers conference

    09/09/2016 7:11:28 AM PDT · by Pollard · 33 replies
    BPR presented audio and visual proof exposing the shocking training a network of taxpayer-funded American schools gave its teachers to kick off the 2016-2017 school year. 2,100 teachers from 49 schools met in Brooklyn, New York on August 10, for the training. The pro-communist, anti-cop, anti-American, pro-Black Lives Matter message was drilled into the staff of the combined schools, according to the teacher. To kick it off, all teachers were given a T-shirt with a quote from Che Guevara, the man with the Marxist plan for Argentina, who said “The true Revolution is guided by a great feeling of love.”...
  • Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz commits $20M to help beat Trump

    09/09/2016 6:49:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 9/9/2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    A co-founder of Facebook is donating $20 million of his fortune to Democratic coffers in a late and likely consequential move to help defeat Republican candidate Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. The funds are a surprising infusion of cash from an individual who has never before been active in politics. Dustin Moskovitz, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur with a net worth of more than $10 billion, announced early Friday that he and his wife would make a historically large donation to a half-dozen Democratic groups, including those backing Hillary Clinton. The donations, once issued, will make Moskovitz the third...
  • History Repeats Itself in the Venezuela Tragedy

    09/08/2016 9:28:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | September 9, 2016 | Jerry Newcombe
    How many people have to die before the world, including many Americans, realizes that socialism never works, always fails, and kills people? Look at the unspeakable tragedies that continue to unfold in Venezuela right now. People are scrambling just to get food to eat. Armed guards have to protect stores and trucks with food from being looted. Stories are emerging of people eating zoo animals and of Venezuelans feeling less safe than war-torn Syrians. The amazing thing about this tragedy is just how avoidable it is. But it’s almost as if each generation in the last 150 years has to...
  • Soviet docs show Mahmoud Abbas was KGB agent, report says

    09/07/2016 7:12:56 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/7/2016
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was a KGB agent in 1983, according to Soviet-era documents examined by Israel’s Channel 1. The Abbas revelation stems from documents in the archive of Vasili Mitrokhin, Channel 1’s Oren Nahari tweeted. Mitrokhin, a former Soviet intelligence archivist, defected to Britain after the fall of the Soviet Union. He brought with him a treasure trove of valuable info. Mitrokhin’s edited notes were released in 2014, but the unedited material remains classified by MI5, The Times of Israel, reported. Mitrokhin died in 2004. The Abbas news comes just a month before the first Palestinian elections in...
  • The House Is On Fire (On the Hidden Horrors of Soviet Life)

    09/06/2016 1:29:13 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 36 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | September 2016 | Gary Saul Morson
    Ninety-nine years ago, Tsar Nicholas II abdicated, and, after a few months of weak parliamentary rule, the Bolsheviks seized power. We call that seizure the Russian (or October) Revolution, but it might better be designated the Bolshevik coup d’état. A party of 10,000 people gained control of an empire occupying one-sixth of the earth’s land area. From the start, they made up for their small numbers with outsized violence. If at first their executions of liberals, socialists, workers who showed independence, and peasants from whom grain was seized at gunpoint seemed like a short-term necessity, it soon became evident that...
  • Author James Patterson: In Cuba 'Everybody Gets Fed, Everybody Gets Health Care, Everybody…'[tr]

    09/06/2016 8:28:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 6, 2016 | 10:16 AM EDT | Mark Judge
    Best-selling author James Patterson thinks that, unlike Cuba, America is unable to “take care of the basics” — education, health care, and food. Patterson wrote and hosts a new documentary, “Murder of a Small Town,” that looks at two rural communities in Florida, Pahokee and Belle Glade. The towns have been abandoned by industry, are violent, poverty-stricken and offer a contrast to Palm Springs and other affluent coastal communities to the east. …
  • K-12: Warped by Ideology

    09/02/2016 12:06:35 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 9 replies
    religion.rantrave,.com ^ | May 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Americans are continually told that problems in our public schools are due to a shortage of money, parents aren't concerned, children are lazy, there are simply too many obstacles to overcome. Some people say we don't know how to do it yet. We're supposed to believe that after all these centuries of educating children, there is still some secret gimmick we must discover. Another group of people talk about the lack of infrastructure as if we don't have enough classrooms, books, and buildings. We have all of those things, probably more than enough. Other people talk about testing as if...
  • Congress has just one month to keep the internet under US control

    09/02/2016 2:59:42 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 19 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | Aug. 30, 2016
    Both houses of Congress are out of session for another week and time is rapidly running out for lawmakers to save the internet. When Congress comes back into session next Tuesday, it will only have a few short weeks to accomplish one of the most important tasks before it: ensuring that control of the internet does not fall into the hands of those who would actively censor it to the detriment of free speech and American interests. On Sept. 30, the United States is poised to hand over control of the internet to the United Nations, following a years-long push...
  • Obama administration proposes rules for how school districts spend money meant for poor kids

    09/01/2016 8:12:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 31, 2016 | Emma Brown
    The Obama administration released draft rules Wednesday that would govern how school districts allocate billions of Title I dollars meant to educate poor children, one of Capitol Hill’s most hotly contested education issues since Congress passed a new federal education law late last year. The debate has pitted the Education Department and its allies in the civil rights movement, who say they are trying to ensure that children in high-poverty schools get the federal aid they are due, against a wide range of opponents — including Republicans, teachers unions and district and state education leaders — who have accused the...
  • As despair spreads in Venezuela, Maduro doubles down

    09/01/2016 9:40:05 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 1 Sep, 2016 | ALVARO VARGAS LLOSA
    There is a solution to Venezuela’s social and economic tragedy: The recall referendum, a constitutionally sanctified mechanism allowing the voters to remove the president. The opposition is trying to force a recall, but autocratic President Nicolas Maduro and the “Chavista” military, which lost the the National Assembly elections in December, won’t allow it because Mr. Maduro would lose. Instead, they are bent on eliminating all civil resistance and political opposition. The result is a potential humanitarian nightmare for the Western Hemisphere. In one week, 400,000 Venezuelans flocked across the reopened border with Colombia looking for food and medicine; some are...
  • $15-An-Hour Minimum Wage Would Kill 281,000 Michigan Jobs

    09/01/2016 11:18:34 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 26 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/29/2016 | Derek Draplin
    A recent study by a conservative think tank found that raising the state minimum wage to $15 an hour would cost Michigan the equivalent of 281,000 full-time jobs in 2021. The wage raise would directly affect 37.4 percent of wage and salary workers in Michigan, said the study, which was conducted by the Washington, D.C.-based Heritage Foundation. The study, titled “How $15-per-Hour Minimum Starting Wages Would Affect Each State,” also looked at the effect of raising the federal minimum wage, which covers fewer jobs than the state law. Raising the federal wage to $15 an hour would lead to an...
  • Coffee With Communists: Who they are, why they kill

    09/01/2016 5:59:46 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 8 replies
    NOTICE TO FR READERS, DUE TO UNEXPLAINED TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY I COULD NOT GET IT BOLD AND RED ON FR. THAT AND HTML CODES TOO LONG. SORRYAwhile back I read an old book from the last decade called Tea With Terrorists. Why they kill, and how to stop them. You check it out By clicking here but to get to the heart of the matter its written by Craig Winn who went to interview Muslim terrorists in the west bank in Israel and how the Muslim religion commands murder and intolerance and how 9/11 and Islam are interconnected. It was a...
  • Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff ousted in impeachment vote

    08/31/2016 1:56:47 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 32 replies
    WaPo ^ | 31 August 2016 | Marina Lopes and Dom Phillips
    BRASILIA — Brazil’s Senate ousted Dilma Rousseff as president Wednesday, voting overwhelmingly to impeach the leftist leader in the culmination of a protracted process that has divided the country. The vote to impeach Rousseff was 61 to 20. Two-thirds of senators — 54 out of 81 — were needed for impeachment to pass. Senators broke into cheering and applause after the electronic voting was announced and sang the national anthem, concluding a process that was given the go-ahead in December. But a second vote to strip Rousseff of her political rights for eight years fell well short of the required...
  • First Commercial Flights Between U.S., Cuba on American Based Airlines Set to Resume Wednesday

    08/30/2016 2:06:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    For the first time in over half a century, commercial flights between the United States and Cuba will resume on Wednesday – and NBC 6 reporter Amanda Plasencia will be on board one of the flights, providing you extensive coverage of these historical journeys. As part of President Obama’s efforts to restore relations with the island nation just south of Florida, a potential of 110 round trip flights will take place each week between the countries. That includes 20 daily flights to Havana and 10 each to other cities in Cuba. The flights will come from airports across the country....
  • Why Bernie Sanders would be an exccellent president [ZOT! Feel the bern]

    08/28/2016 10:57:48 AM PDT · by montypythonsflyingcircus · 117 replies
    Jeff P
    Bernie Sanders offers a real solution that the current condidates wont have. Bernie Sanders would first of all return tax levels to the way they were in the 1950s, tax the rich 90% and use the massive massive massive surplus from that tax to create jobs for the unemployed. One trillion should be paid for rebuilding infrastructure and bridges and creating jobs. Another trillion will be used to create new healthcare opertunety for workers to earn doctors degrees and to heal the sick and poor. Bernie sanders will also create government funded industries and factories that will create paying jobs...
  • The Real Threat... Violence From The Left

    08/26/2016 9:35:31 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 26 Aug, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    The impetus for today’s musings is my growing annoyance with the factoid (something touted as fact, but false) that “conservatives” are violent nuts. According to new and old media alike - from Google and Facebook to the New York Times and the Washington Post - it’s the Trump supporter we must fear the most. In support of that factoid, the media shrilly points out the affection Trump’s cheering squad has for the Second Amendment. And there’s no doubt Trump’s supporters like the idea of being able to defend themselves in an emergency. While not the primary theme for today’s musings,...
  • Ronald Reagan predicts the future

    08/19/2016 8:49:41 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 10 replies