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  • George Soros to Start $1 Billion School to Fight Nationalists, Climate Change

    01/23/2020 4:20:59 PM PST · by napscoordinator · 49 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 23 January 2020 | Katherine Burton
    Billionaire George Soros said he will commit $1 billion to start a global university to fight authoritarian governments and climate change, calling them twin challenges that threaten the survival of our civilization. The Open Society University Network will offer an international platform for teaching and research, the 89-year-old said Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The university will be launched through a partnership of the Soros-backed Central European University and Bard College. “As a long-term strategy our best hope lies in access to quality education, specifically an education that reinforces the autonomy of the individual by cultivating...
  • Mike Pence to meet Pope Francis in Vatican next week

    01/22/2020 7:12:54 AM PST · by Salman · 13 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | Jan 16, 2020 | Matt Hadro
    Washington D.C., Jan 16, 2020 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- Vice President Mike Pence will travel to the Vatican next week to meet with Pope Francis. Pence’s office confirmed with CNA on Thursday that the Vice President is scheduled to be received by the Pope during his overseas trip next week. No details have yet been released about the topics that might be discussed at the meeting. The Vice President’s visit comes immediately after the U.S. religious freedom ambassador traveled to Vatican City for the launch of the Abrahamic Faiths Initiative, held on Tuesday at the official residence of the U.S....
  • Climate not considered a top 10 risk by CEOs - survey

    01/20/2020 10:54:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 20, 2020 | By PAN PYLAS
    DAVOS, Switzerland -- Climate issues are set to be one of the main talking points at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos this week, but a survey of CEOs released Monday shows that they are not even ranked among the top ten threats to business growth. In its annual report ahead of the gathering in Davos, financial services group PwC said climate change and environmental issues are ranked as the 11th biggest threat to their companies’ growth prospects. Though up one spot from the same survey a year ago, climate-related issues lag way behind other...
  • Rising inequality eroding trust in capitalism - survey

    01/20/2020 7:17:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 20, 2020 | By PAN PYLAS
    DAVOS, Switzerland -- Rising income inequality is undermining confidence in capitalism around the world, according to a survey conducted by public relations firm Edelman ahead of the gathering of the elites in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. Among those surveyed in the report published Monday, 56% thought that capitalism was doing more harm than good despite another year of solid economic growth and near-full employment in many developed countries. “We are living in a trust paradox,” said Richard Edelman, the CEO of Edelman, which has been conducting its survey of trust for 20 years. “Since we began measuring trust,...
  • Opinion: The Olympics are political. The IOC ban denies reality - and athletes their voice.

    01/16/2020 1:03:37 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 16, 2020 | By Jules Boykoff
    Imposing neutrality by fiat requires a certain hubris. The International Olympic Committee demonstrated that it has that in abundant supply when it forbade activism by athletes at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, prohibiting “gestures of a political nature, like a hand gesture or kneeling.” The policy, announced last week, added precision to a longstanding - and controversial - rule in the Olympic Charter stating, “No kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted in any Olympic sites, venues or other areas.” The IOC’s guidelines were not only a response to a global zeitgeist of athletes’...
  • Fed's Kaplan says immigration, trade are opportunities for faster growth

    01/15/2020 11:28:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 15, 2020 | by Jonnelle Marte
    The growth of the U.S. workforce is declining and new immigration policies are needed for the economy to grow at a faster rate, Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan said Wednesday in New York. An aging population is shrinking the workforce and putting a drag on GDP growth, Kaplan said at an event organized by the Economic Club of New York. “Unless we change policies, it is our view that workforce growth is going to be sluggish,” Kaplan said, adding that immigration, trade and globalization are opportunities for faster growth. Fed officials voted unanimously to keep key U.S. interest...
  • EU sets out trillion euro plan to avert 'climate crash'

    01/14/2020 11:19:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 14, 2020 | by Marine Strauss
    STRASBOURG, France - The EU budget chief said the bloc needs to invest dedicated funds to avert a “climate crash” as Brussels detailed how it planned to pay for a trillion euro push to cut net C02 emissions to zero by 2050 and protect member countries dependent on coal. “We need climate cash in order to avoid a climate crash,” European Budget Commissioner Johannes Hahn told Reuters on Tuesday. Of the 1 trillion euros of the EU’s 10-year investment plan, roughly half is to come from the EU long-term budget, the Commission said. This will trigger more than 100 billion...
  • EU farming subsidies to be replaced by fund linked to efforts to combat climate change, Theresa Villiers to announce

    01/08/2020 9:08:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | January 7, 2020 | by Helena Horton
    EU farming subsidies are to be replaced by fund linked to efforts to combat climate change, the environment secretary is set to announce at a conference today. Speaking at the Oxford Farming Conference, Theresa Villiers will confirm that the Government’s landmark Agriculture Bill will be introduced this month to Parliament, which will replace the Common Agricultural Policy. She is expected to say the new scheme "will be one of the most important environmental reforms for 40 years" and set the standard for climate change action across the world. The bill will put forward a new approach where farmers and land...
  • Why Ebola is the next global health crisis: Americans must understand that Ebola is not just an African problem

    01/02/2020 10:20:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/02/2020 | Scott Arbeiter, President, World Relief
    With the world's first Ebola vaccine just approved in Europe, the world's biggest global health crisis doesn't have to be. But it's important that Americans understand that Ebola is not just an African problem. The virus still has the potential to bring devastation on a massive scale, unless we work together with communities within Africa to ensure that people don't just have access to the vaccine, but are educated about how to contain the spread of the disease.There have been over 2,000 deaths since Ebola reemerged in the DRC this year. Rwanda closed its border with the DRC after cases...
  • What's Really in the USMCA? (UPDATED)

    01/01/2020 7:57:36 AM PST · by Sheapdog · 16 replies
    The New American ^ | 07 October, 2019 | Christian Gomez
    On December 19, 2019, by a vote of 385 Yeas to 41 Nays, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the United-States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act (H.R. 5430). If passed by the U.S. Senate and signed into law, this 239-page bill would both approve and implement the now 2,410-page United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which is intended to replace the original 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). As The New American has previously covered (here, here, and here), there are many problems with the USMCA that outweigh any potential economic benefits — mainly how it would erode America’s national sovereignty in...
  • Is President Trump’s USMCA “Free Trade” Agreement The T.P.P. In Disguise?

    01/01/2020 7:45:49 AM PST · by Sheapdog · 17 replies
    The Times Examiner ^ | 08 July 2019 | W.H. Lamb
    I consider myself to be a political “Independent”, a long time ex- member of the Republican Compromise Party, and never, never ever a member of the “Klan of New Bolsheviks Party” (formerly Democrats). No one has been a firmer supporter, in general, of President Trump, his policies, his patriotism, and his determination to “Make America Great Again”, than I have been, despite his actual or conjectured moral lapses over the years (lapses which have also surfaced in almost EVERY POTUS since our beginning)! Right from the beginning of his administration in January of 2017 he appeared determined to protect Americans...
  • Pope Francis Unveils Globalist New World Religion at Summit with United Nations Leader

    12/30/2019 2:47:21 PM PST · by pilgrim · 110 replies ^ | 12/26/2019 | Shane Trejo
    Pope Francis Unveils Globalist New World Religion at Summit with United Nations Leader The Pope wants globalism to replace traditional religion. Published 4 days ago on Dec 26, 2019 By Shane Trejo Pope Francis’ war on traditional Catholicism has been ramping up recently, and he castigated Catholics who believe in tradition and refuse to warp Biblical scripture to appease a godless world for creating a “minefield of misunderstanding and hatred.” “Rigidity and imbalance fuel one another in a vicious circle,” he said. “And these days, the temptation to rigidity has become so apparent.” “Tradition is not static, it’s dynamic,” Francis...
  • Pope Spouts ‘Evolutionary’ Theology in Christmas Address

    12/26/2019 8:57:24 AM PST · by ebb tide · 28 replies
    Church Militant ^ | December 24, 2019 | Jules Gomes
    Pope Spouts ‘Evolutionary’ Theology in Christmas Address Francis attacks traditionalist Catholics as 'rigid,' 'unbalanced' ROME ( - Catholic theologians are warning faithful Catholics to beware of Pope Francis returning to progressive "process theology," based on his Christmas message to the Roman Curia.  "The Holy Father seems to be teaching something called 'process theology,'" a widely published Catholic theologian told Church Militant. "Put simply, this is the idea that God changes as society and the world changes — that God is in the processes." Process Theology The theologian, who agreed to be identified simply as "a priest who studied theology in the late 1970s," explained that process theology...
  • Pope Francis Offers Triple Shout-Out to Migrants in Christmas Blessing

    12/25/2019 1:13:08 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Dec 2019 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
    ROME — Pope Francis made migrants the centerpiece of his Christmas blessing Wednesday, addressing the topic of immigration a remarkable three times in an 865-word message. “May the newborn Lord bring light to the people of Africa, where persistent social and political situations often force individuals to migrate, depriving them of a home and family,” the pontiff said to the estimated 55,000 pilgrims and tourists gathered in Saint Peter’s Square. Next, the pope declared that modern migration is the product of injustice and that migrants often find their efforts impeded by “walls of indifference.” May the Son of God protect...
  • Boris: Time for Brexit ‘Closure’ – ‘Let the Healing Begin’

    12/14/2019 3:18:31 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Dec 2019 | JACK MONTGOMERY
    Boris Johnson has thanked the first-time Tory voters who have handed him an “overwhelming mandate” to get Brexit done, and offered an olive branch to those who opposed him. Speaking on the steps of Number 10 Downing Street, the modest official residence of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Johnson related that he had been formally invited to form a new government by Queen Elizabeth II, and pledged that he would lead a “people’s government”. “I’m proud to say that members of our new One Nation government, a people’s government, will set out from constituencies which have never returned...
  • World trade without rules? US shuts down WTO appeals court

    12/09/2019 6:59:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 9, 2019 | Jamey Keaten and Paul Wiseman
    Global commerce will lose its ultimate umpire Tuesday, leaving countries unable to reach a final resolution of disputes at the World Trade Organization and instead facing what critics call “the law of the jungle.’’ The United States, under a president who favors a go-it-alone approach to economics and diplomacy, appears to prefer it that way. The terms of two of the last three judges on the WTO’s appellate body neared their end at midnight Tuesday. Their departure will deprive the de facto Supreme Court of world trade of its ability to issue rulings. Among the disputes left in limbo are...
  • Space Alien Research Grad Program May Soon Be A Thing

    12/02/2019 9:21:48 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 30 replies
    International Business Times ^ | November 19, 2019 | Lorraine Lorenzo
    Hold on to your hats, skeptics. The study of alien existence is about to become a real scientific field. Pennsylvania State University is gearing up to make the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) an established field of scientific study. This means that a degree in Alien Research, no matter how outlandish it might sound, is soon going to be a real thing. According to a report, the university is planning on doing this by offering courses on the search for intelligent extraterrestrial life in its course catalog. It will also conduct actual research into the subject through it’s newly-established Penn...
  • ‘Fewer People’: Scientists Say Earth Needs ‘Population Control’ to Combat Climate Change

    11/06/2019 5:15:19 AM PST · by karpov · 78 replies ^ | November 5, 2019
    A recent study published in scientific journal BioScience says the planet needs fewer people to effectively combat climate change; arguing “population control” is necessary to limit the amount of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere. “A larger group of scientists is sounding another, much more urgent alarm. More than 11,000 experts from around the world are calling for a critical addition to the main strategy of dumping fossil fuels for renewable energy: there needs to be far fewer humans on the planet,” reports Bloomberg. “We declare, with more than 11,000 scientist signatories from around the world, clearly and unequivocally that planet...

    10/22/2019 11:24:36 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 7 replies
    Self ^ | 10/22/2019 | Dick Bachert
    BOEING GE & CHINA I'm NOT invested in BA (we have significant position in GE so the BA "mess" concerns us) but allow me to share a conspiracy theory with the gang. I have no way of knowing this, but I HAVE learned that CHINESE CHIPS are in damn near every electronics system aboard US military aircraft, ships...the stuff that MOVES and electronically controlled. The YouTube interview with General Spalding re the US China Trade War concerning China's CLEAR efforts to "DOMINATE AMERICA" informs us that the CPC (Chinese Communist Party) is in TOTAL CONTROL OF THAT NATION. I have...
  • Virgil: Five Takeaways from Capitalism’s Kowtow to China

    10/21/2019 3:02:27 AM PDT · by familyop · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 20, 2019 | Virgil
    ...That is, wokeness is just a smokescreen. A smokescreen for allowing certain groups to wrap themselves in the latest cloak of politically correct piety while seeking to crush less favored groups...You see, wokesters are all about power,... Still, today, we can’t kid ourselves about the challenge ahead: We’re in an epic contest with China,... In the meantime, as we gather our strength, patriotic and freedom-loving Americans need to make sure that top athletes, big sports leagues, and giant corporations are on our side. As of now, there’s no reason to think that they are.