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  • European Bishops’ Call to Vote. “Building the EU Is The Duty of All Citizens”

    02/15/2019 6:14:45 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community released a document that addresses the upcoming European elections of May 23-26. Church support to the “Common European Home”, even though it’s not perfect. The human person at the centre of political life. Necessary reforms and a set of key-issues: family, migration, development and rights. The “profile” of a good candidate.A strong, determined, committed invitation to support the European integration process also through participation in the important election of May 23-26. In a message from COMECE, the Commission of Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community, Christians are called to contribute...
  • Joint Statement from Reps.Ocasio-Cortez,Omar,Pressley and Tlai

    02/14/2019 12:04:20 PM PST · by mdittmar · 32 replies
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) ^ | February 14,2019 | Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)
    February 14, 2019 Press Release Joint Statement from Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley and Tlaib on the FY 2019 Government Funding Package WASHINGTON —Today, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) issued a statement in response to the 2019 government funding package issued this morning:   “In this country, our diversity is our greatest strength. Immigrants fuel our nation’s economy, enrich our nation’s culture, and enhance our social fabric.  Quite simply, we are a better nation because of our immigrants.” “And yet, this Administration continues to threaten the dignity and humanity of our immigrant...
  • What does the Bible say about the Green New Deal?

    02/15/2019 1:38:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/15/2019 | Chuck Bentley
    To learn Biblical answers to your financial questions, you can #AskChuck @AskCrown your questions by clicking here. Questions used may be lightly edited for length or clarity.Chuck BentleyDear Chuck,Doesn’t the Bible say we should protect the environment? Are we going to have to give in to centralized government controls to preserve our natural resources? This “Green New Deal” has me nervous. Ms. Green Dear Ms. Green,There is a lot in your question so let’s take the issues in order.Yes, the Bible says we are to be stewards of our natural resources. It also addresses climate and economics and what is...
  • Green New Deal co-author Sen. Markey mocked for accusing McConnell of 'rushing' Senate vote

    02/15/2019 1:31:52 PM PST · by detective · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/14/2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    One of the co-authors of the Green New Deal is slamming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for announcing he’s bringing the resolution to a vote. Last week, Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., introduced a sprawling blueprint of an environmental and economic overhaul that has gotten the support of numerous Democrats, including most of the candidates who have announced 2020 presidential runs.
  • THE DEMOCRATS’ DANGEROUS GONG SHOW: The dire risks of absurdity in politics.

    02/14/2019 9:15:20 AM PST · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | February 13, 2019 | Bruce Thornton
    Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. Democratically elected people’s assemblies historically have been known for their mediocrity, and the U.S. has been no different. The great champion of American democracy, Alexis de Tocqueville, in 1835 observed, “I was surprised to find so much distinguished talent among the citizens and so little among the heads of the government. It is a constant fact that at the present day the ablest men in the United States are rarely placed at the head of affairs,” a condition that worsens the more democratic the government becomes. But...
  • Green New Deal Supporters Can’t Explain How It Will Prevent Climate Change

    02/15/2019 6:52:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/15/2019 | John Sexton
    Earlier today I wrote about Megan McArdle’s contention that the Green New Deal won’t work even if it’s goals were adopted wholesale tomorrow. At best the GND would reduce carbon emissions in the United States that contribute about 15% to total world emissions. In other words, if you bring that 15% down to zero, you still have 85% that we don’t control. And there’s some reason to think that our dropping out of the global market for fossil fuel use might result in cheaper oil and gas which would then be even more appealing to developing countries like India.After...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accidentally exposes the left’s big lie

    02/15/2019 6:42:07 AM PST · by grundle · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 14, 2019 | Marc A. Thiessen
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s now infamous talking points on the Green New Deal are the most unintentionally honest explanation of the neo-socialism now gripping the Democratic Party. Too honest, apparently. After her office sent the “FAQ” to NPR, The Post and other news organizations, and posted a similar version on her congressional website, they were met with withering criticism — prompting Ocasio-Cortez to furiously backtrack, seeking to disown and discredit documents her office had produced, posted and distributed. Sorry, you don’t get to do that. Ocasio-Cortez told us what is really behind her Green New Deal. Now she, and the Democrats...
  • “Green New Deal” - And Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    02/15/2019 5:19:42 AM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 15, 2019 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Ocasio-Cortez and her comrades travel backward toward “Year Zero”. Democrats led by New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Sen. Edward Markey have rolled out their “Green New Deal,” a 14-page House Resolution that would replace air travel with trains, eliminate gasoline-powered cars and get rid of “farting cows” that emit methane. “Almost everything about Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal is wrong,” explained Ed Ring in American Greatness, with accompanying detail. He also called Ocasio-Cortez and company the “watermelon people,” because they are green outside and red inside. That comparison has been around for a while, but the red is deeper...
  • There Is No New Deal

    02/14/2019 10:56:34 PM PST · by plain talk · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | Feb 13, 2019 | Jonah Goldberg
    In his piece “There Is No Green New Deal,” Charlie writes: What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has thrust upon our national conversation is not, in any sense, a “Green New Deal.” It does not resemble a Green New Deal. It does not approximate a Green New Deal. It does not so much as represent the shadows or the framework or the embryo of a Green New Deal. It is, instead, the inchoate shopping list of a political novice who has managed to get herself elected to Congress and believes that this has turned her into a visionary. Implicit in the idea of...
  • Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin slams Green New Deal: It’s not a deal, ‘it’s a dream’

    02/14/2019 1:00:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/14/2019 | By Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., one of the few Democrats on Capitol Hill who has openly criticized the Green New Deal, renewed his attacks on the plan in a Wednesday interview -- calling it a "dream" and not a real deal. With a vote being called by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in order to get Democrats on record regarding the controversial proposal, Manchin spoke out during a CNN interview. “The Green New Deal is a dream, it’s not a deal. It’s a dream. And that’s fine. People should have dreams in the perfect world what they’d like to see....
  • Sen. Menendez threatens to call police on reporter who asked about Green New Deal

    02/14/2019 7:52:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/14/2019 | Rick Moran
    A reporter for the Daily Caller found Democratic Senator Robert Menendez at a Capitol Hill subway stop and asked him what he thought about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal. Democrats have been screaming for two years about Donald Trump's "war on the press." But Trump's got nothing on Menendez when it comes to going to war. Fox News: Menendez avoided the question and asked where Rodgers worked. Rodgers said that when he told Menendez he worked for the Daily Caller, the Democrat responded by saying he would not answer any questions. An intern who was with Rodgers asked a...
  • Menendez threatens to call police on reporter asking about Green New Deal: report

    02/13/2019 11:17:46 PM PST · by knighthawk · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 13 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., had a fiery exchange with a reporter on Capitol Hill on Wednesday when asked to comment on the Green New Deal. Henry Rodgers, the Daily Caller's Capitol Hill reporter, approached the senator at a subway station and asked him if he supported Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's legislative proposal. Menendez avoided the question and asked where Rodgers worked. Rodgers said that when he told Menendez he worked for the Daily Caller, the Democrat responded by saying he would not answer any questions. And intern who was with Rodgers asked a follow-up question, and tensions apparently rose.
  • Power Play: Symbolic sleight of hand by Senate majority leader

    02/14/2019 4:25:45 AM PST · by calvincaspian · 24 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 02-14-2019 | Herald Staff
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, perhaps the GOP’s 2018 MVP, may be on his way to another title. In a senatorial sleight of hand, he has suddenly put opportunistic colleagues who have been swept up the in the AOC tailwinds in an uncomfortable position. They are now going to have to vote on the Green New Deal, which they have loudly supported, in the well of the Senate. The Green New Deal, a proposal rolled-out by freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Sen. Ed Markey on the Senate side, is a fantastical plan to combat climate change and completely remodel the...

    02/13/2019 2:24:34 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 21 replies
    Powerline ^ | 02/13/19
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he plans a floor vote on the Green New Deal resolution proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and endorsed by many congressional Democrats. McConnell wants Senate Democrats to go on record on this radical proposal. He especially wants those running for president and those who may face tough reelection campaigns in 2020 to do so. Would such a vote be a stunt? You could call it that, but you could also use the same word to describe a great many votes in both chambers. The Green New Deal is a big deal, potentially. I see...
  • AOC Flying High

    02/13/2019 11:35:58 AM PST · by Richard William I · 29 replies ^ | 02/13/2019 | Richard Williamz
    'Green New Deal' calls for All-electric cars, no more airplanes or 'farting cows,' ... and income guarantees for people who are 'unwilling to work'  
  • Democrats need to beware their loony left (ROFL)

    02/13/2019 1:16:55 PM PST · by NRx · 31 replies
    WaPo ^ | 02-13-2019 | Max Boot
    ...Democrats are going to have an even harder time separating themselves from the Green New Deal introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.). It addresses an urgent problem — global warming — but does so with an impractical, indeed fantastical, approach. It promises to upgrade every single building in the country and to achieve “net zero” emissions within 10 years — without using nuclear power. (Even Sweden isn’t trying to achieve “net zero” until 2050, and it relies heavily on nuclear plants.) As if that overambitious goal weren’t enough, the legislation also guarantees everyone in...
  • A Democratic governor just quashed Democrats’ dreams of high-speed rail in America

    02/13/2019 7:16:09 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 13, 2019 | by Colby Itkowitz
    President Barack Obama secured $8 billion in his 2009 economic stimulus package to start building toward the dream of true high-speed trains whisking passengers between major American cities. It was a paltry amount compared to the hundreds of billions it would actually take to fulfill that dream, but it was considered a serious down payment. At the time, Obama’s transportation secretary, Ray LaHood, said, “I’m not a historian, but I know this: One of the legacies for this administration, for the president and the vice president, will be high-speed rail. That will be their transportation legacy.” A decade later, little...
  • Fueled by climate change, Zimbabwe's erratic harvests cause farmers with HIV to struggle

    02/13/2019 6:44:59 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | February 13, 2019 | by Jacqui Thornton (D-CNN)
    Jemitias Denhere shakes his head as he explains why, despite being a specialist in soil management and crop production, he specializes in beef livestock. The district agronomist -- plants specialist -- owns 27 hectares of land in the Mwenezi area of southern Zimbabwe, a particularly arid location. Here, farmers endure extreme weather challenges such as drought and flash flooding -- and, thus, some of the highest food shortages. His cattle can exist on the little grass that remains during dry times, but to produce crops without irrigation is risky -- so he decided against it. "One year, you win; one...
  • ‘The science is clear.’ California lawmakers say Green New Deal will fight global warming

    02/13/2019 6:36:53 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | February 12, 2019 | by ANDREW SHEELER
    Hotter summers. Colder winters. Mega-storms and massive droughts. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change paints a grim picture of how global life will change in the 21st century as a result of human-caused climate change. This week, California lawmakers drafted an Assembly Joint Resolution to support the “Green New Deal” to battle global warming now being considered in Congress. Assemblyman Todd Gloria, D-San Diego, is the primary sponsor of AJR 7. Gloria’s AJR 7 cites California’s year-round wildfire season - the Thomas Fire was a record-breaker in 2017, the Mendocino-Complex Fire shattered that record in 2018 - as one example...
  • By 2080, global warming will make New York City feel like Arkansas

    02/13/2019 6:27:07 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    USA Today | February 13, 2019 | by Doyle Rice
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