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  • Robert Reich’s dire warning: America’s free-market obsession is “poisoning” our world

    10/05/2015 7:34:20 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 21 replies
    salon ^ | 10-5-2015 | CONOR LYNCH
    Reich argues that the major problem with the market of today is not that the government has intruded too much, as Republicans generally contend, but that the laws and regulations necessary for a market are tilted in the favor of wealthy individuals and corporations who can buy influence in the political world, rather than average people, i.e “the many,” who cannot. In other words, the free market vs. government debate is largely a pointless distraction from what should be the real debate: Does the market and the rules that establish it work for everyone, or just the few at top...
  • Tired of capitalism? There could be a better way.

    10/01/2015 2:51:34 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9-30-15 | Matt Bruenig
    "Matt Bruenig is researcher of poverty and welfare systems at the think tank Demos." By now, it is well established that capitalism is fundamentally built upon threats of force. As libertarian philosophers Robert Nozick and Matt Zwolinski have explained, the only way to turn unowned natural resources (such as land, minerals and other goods) into privately owned property is by violently preventing all others from using them. This one-sided exclusion destroys freedom of movement and cuts many people off from the things that they need to survive.
  • Sanders: Universal Healthcare and Free College Aren’t Radical Ideas, They Are ‘Human Rights’ (VIDEO)

    09/29/2015 5:42:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    U.S. Uncut ^ | September 27, 2015 | Hugh Wharton
    This interview is amazing.As the Bernie Sanders campaign surges, the socialist senator continues to bring the national conversation back from the right after 30 years of bellicose class war rhetoric. In the clip below, he shames those (including Jeb Bush) who would cut taxes for the rich while stripping Social Security. Sanders states clearly that every other industrialized country invests in their own citizens and children and it’s high time that we followed suit. While Sanders is heavily-criticized for identifying as a democratic socialist, he embraces the label. Sanders says countries that abide by the principles of democratic socialism, like...
  • The Marxist Pope Comes To America

    09/28/2015 6:52:04 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 9-28-2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Pope Francis came to America this past week with great fanfare. Thousands lined up for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see and get near him. I have written on this Pope previously and my firm belief is that he is a Marxist. With all that I have seen and documented, there is no doubt in my mind that this is the case. The Pope embodies all the sought for goals of the Left and he delivers them wrapped in religion and piety. The Pope has blamed the evils of this world on capitalism and greed. He has used that as a...
  • Karl Marx is 'back in fashion', key ally of Britain's Labour leader says

    09/28/2015 1:18:46 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 32 replies ^ | 9/28/15 | reuters
    Karl Marx is 'back in fashion', key ally of Britain's Labour leader says LONDON (Reuters) - The hard-left finance spokesman for Britain's opposition Labour Party said on Monday that Karl Marx, co-author of "The Communist Manifesto", is back in fashion because his ideas offer a definitive way to analyse the capitalist foundations of the modern Western economy. After winning Labour's top job by a landslide earlier this month, Jeremy Corbyn appointed John McDonnell - a former trade unionist who backs renationalising banks and imposing wealth taxes - as his finance minister-in-waiting. "If you look at most of the institutions that...
  • Jeremy Corbyn’s top team encouraged street riots

    09/27/2015 2:25:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11:27PM BST 26 Sep 2015 | Andrew Gilligan
    Key members of Jeremy Corbyn’s team have actively supported “insurrection” and rioting against the police, a Telegraph investigation has found. John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, Andrew Fisher, Mr. Corbyn’s new political adviser, and John Ross, a close ally and economic expert, have all condoned or justified violence. A trawl by this newspaper of archives, reports and internet postings shows how Mr. Corbyn’s inner circle has frequently supported civil unrest and even praised violent demonstrators—including in one case a hooligan jailed for hurling a fire extinguisher at police from the top of a building. …
  • Pope Lays Out Global Marxist Agenda

    09/25/2015 8:30:49 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | September 25, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    Socialist Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is ecstatic over the pope’s address to Congress. In a message to his supporters, titled, “Why we must listen to Pope Francis,” he was particularly pleased with the fact that in his address to Congress, “Pope Francis spoke of Dorothy Day, who was a tireless advocate for the impoverished and working people in America. I think it was extraordinary that he cited her as one of the most important people in recent American history.” Day was a Marxist apologist for socialism and communist regimes. We covered this territory in my column, “With Pope’s Help, U.N....
  • Nuns on the Bus: Dispatches From a Papal Road Trip

    09/24/2015 7:39:05 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 9-24-2015 | TARA MURTHA
    When the nuns first hit the road in 2012, their mission was to collect stories of economic oppression in protest of the Paul Ryan budget — in defiant response to Pope Benedict XVI's startling decision to launch an investigation into the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, an umbrella group that represents more than 80 percent of religious sisters in the United States. The investigation was an outright attack on women's role in the Church and was referred to as "a crackdown on American nuns." Their alleged transgression was spending too much time on social justice issues, and promoting "certain radical...
  • AP To Stop Referring To Climate Change Doubters As 'Skeptics,' 'Deniers'

    09/23/2015 8:23:36 AM PDT · by Twotone · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 23, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    The Associated Press made quite a notable change today in how it refers to individuals with skeptical views about climate change science. The AP announced the change on its blog today, explaining the changes: Our guidance is to use climate change doubters or those who reject mainstream climate science and to avoid the use of skeptics or deniers.
  • Obama's Faith Isn't the Issue, But...

    09/22/2015 5:41:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | September 22, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Once again the media are hyping an issue that has nothing to do with the problems confronting this nation. Shame on them for trying to manufacture a controversy -- again -- about President Obama's faith. During a town hall event for Donald Trump in Rochester, New Hampshire, Thursday night, a questioner said that Obama is a Muslim and that "he's not even an American." Democrats, the media and some Republicans pounced on Trump for not condemning the questioner. For all the media's obsession over it since, you'd think Trump himself called Obama the 12th imam. They are badgering every other...

    09/20/2015 4:38:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | September 20, 2015 | Lawrence Sellin
    I do not believe Barack Obama is a Muslim, nor do I think he is a Christian, nor do I think it matters, because he is not motivated by any religious belief, but by a secular ideology. All of his convictions and actions can be explained by a single supposition. Obama is dedicated to the subversion of Western, in particular White European, Judeo-Christian-based democracy. In the world today, the two strongest forces opposing Western, Judeo-Christian democracy are radical Islam and Marxism in its current manifestations. The proponents of radical Islam and Marxism have a shared hatred of the United...
  • I want my country back

    09/18/2015 5:17:24 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/18/15 | John Porter
    It would be so refreshing to hear President Barack Obama tell the truth, both about the way things really are and what that means to us. But rest assured, this will never happen. For Obama practices only deception, by telling us what he wants us to think and what he wants us to think it means. This man, I believe, considers the American people to be stupid; unable to think unless he directs the thinking process for us. It is intentional deceit on his part. Those who are familiar with Islamic Sharia Law understand the very significant role that the...

    09/16/2015 4:48:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 44 replies ^ | September 16, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Did Karl Marx become Pope on March 13, 2013? As the leader of a Church that encompasses the globe, one might expect Pope Francis to be a bit more…spiritual. Instead, he has more than once had recourse to Marxist analysis to explain global events, appearing to see economic deprivation as the cause of all the world’s evils. He did it again in an interview published last Monday, when he opined that the root cause of the refugee crisis engulfing Europe was economic inequality.
  • Hitler’s Strident Anti-Marxism

    09/14/2015 5:21:59 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 130 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Hitler’s Strident Anti-Marxism Anti-Semitism and the Nazi Fight against Soviet Marxism By Julio Severo How could mostly Christian Germany be duped into the Nazi ideology? Rev. Erwin W. Lutzer, in his book “Hitler’s Cross: How the Cross of Christ was used to promote the Nazi agenda” (Moody Publishers), explains how German Christians embraced Adolf Hitler as a savior against Marxism: “Many churchmen were duped. Father Falkan, a Catholic parish priest, said, ‘I must admit that I was glad to see the Nazis come to power, because at that time I felt that Hitler as a Catholic was a Godfearing...
  • Anti-Marxist Conscience of the Brazilian Evangelical

    09/08/2015 3:49:28 PM PDT · by juliosevero
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Anti-Marxist Conscience of the Brazilian Evangelical By Julio Severo A people with no memory is not able to build a good future. So it is fundamental to remember those who played a vital role in the formation of the anti-Marxist conscience of Brazilian evangelicals. Even though many American missionaries had a significant influence in this formation, the most important impact came from American televangelists, who had a vastly higher reach of audiences, both evangelical and non-evangelical. Pat Robertson in 1978 In 1978, Brazilian TV Tupi broadcast, from Monday to Friday, “The 700 Club,” hosted by charismatic televangelist Rev. Pat...
  • Archbishop:'True Intention Behind' Push for Same-Sex Marriage is 'Imposition of Totalitarian System'

    08/27/2015 6:24:08 PM PDT · by xzins · 36 replies
    CNS ^ | August 27, 2015 | Mark Judge
    Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron of Agana, Guam has posted a message on his archdiocesean website stating that the “true intention” behind the push for same-sex marriage “has always been about the destruction of the family and the imposition of a totalitarian system.” The archbishop also predicted the next step in the process would be to use the education system so “that our children, your children, will be forced to assimilate to this pattern of non-gender.” “It is important to understand that the political pressure to push the agenda for same sex ‘marriage’ has never been about gay rights; the true...
  • Capitalism-Hating Marxist Professor Rakes In $170,000 Per Year At U. Wisconsin

    08/21/2015 2:24:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/21/2015 | Eric Owens
    One of the leading lights of Marxism on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison brings home a sweet salary of $170,000 per year. The well-heeled sociology professor is Erik Olin Wright .. The tenured, capitalism-hating professor’s annual salary of $170,000 is $117,587 greater than the household income of a typical Wisconsin family and is in the top 2 percent of all Americans. Whil an average middle-class family in Wisconsin survives on $4,368 per month, the Marxist professor enjoys a cushy monthly income of $14,166. He will teach exactly two courses in the fall semester for this princely sum. ......
  • Income Inequality & You

    08/10/2015 6:03:29 PM PDT · by 1-Eagle · 11 replies
    The Vanity Post | August 10, 2015 | 1-Eagle
    What is "income inequality" exactly? It is a devious euphemism for the Free Market and the American Dream. Devious, because in this way communists can attack the Free Market and the American Dream without directly seeming to do so. Literally millions of people have immigrated here legally and trespassed illegally hoping and praying "Please God, let there be some income inequality here" because in their countries of origin there is none. In those third country hell-holes they fled from people are born poor, live poor and die poor. It is absolute income equality there, and likely heralded as a "workers...
  • Venezuelan Strongman Wants to Seize 2/3 of Neighboring Guyana

    08/08/2015 4:17:24 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 49 replies
    The New American ^ | 8/7/2015 | Alex Newman
    Apparently all of that “anti-imperialist” rhetoric from Caracas was just a farce for public consumption. As Venezuela’s economy implodes amid skyrocketing inflation and crippling shortages of practically everything, Socialist strongman Nicolás Maduro (shown) has a new plan to prop up his imploding regime: annex two thirds of neighboring Guyana’s territory and almost one third of its population. The area eyed by Maduro’s autocracy is especially noteworthy now that potentially lucrative oil deposits have been discovered offshore. Unsurprisingly, a powerful alliance of the region’s socialist strongmen and their allies has sided with the regime in Venezuela. Talk of war is escalating....
  • Looting Sweeps Venezuela as Hunger Takes Over

    08/08/2015 9:22:35 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 83 replies
    PanAm Post ^ | 8/8/15 | SABRINA MARTÍN
    It’s the law of the jungle in Venezuela, as shopping for groceries becomes an increasingly dangerous activity. As the shortage crisis worsens, more and more angry mobs are raiding the nation’s supermarkets, looting whatever basic goods they can find.+ During the first half of 2015, the Venezuelan Observatory for Social Conflict (OVCS) registered no fewer than 132 incidents of looting or attempted looting at various stores throughout the country. In addition, Venezuelan consumers staged over 500 protests that condemned the lack of available products at state-run grocery stores, markets, and pharmacies.+ The OVCS has documented at least 132 incidents of...
  • Obama ignores California’s green power experience

    08/03/2015 4:53:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | August 3, 2015 | By Dan McSwain
    With his Clean Power Plan, President Barack Obama is repeating California’s expensive mistake of ignoring the engineering realities of saving the planet and imposing political quotas requiring solar, wind and other renewable energy sources. The big problem is that solar and wind energy are inherently unreliable. Solar power plummets on cloudy days, and falls to zero at sundown. Same goes with wind turbines on a windless evening. In 2006, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Legislature required utilities to use renewables for 20 percent of their power, a figure later increased to 33 percent by 2020. If these seem like suspiciously...
  • Does Global Warming Actually Increase Antarctic Sea Ice?

    07/31/2015 2:28:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 100 replies
    Discovery News ^ | July 31, 2015 | BY PATRICK J. KIGER
    People who insist that climate change isn’t happening often try to disprove it by pointing to what they see as contradictory phenomena. One of their most visually compelling arguments has centered upon Antarctic sea ice, which expanded to reach record levels in 2014. If the planet really is warming, they ask, then shouldn’t the ice in the southern ocean be melting? But now, in a new, not-yet-published paper, James Hansen, former director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and colleagues push back even harder. They argue that the increase in Antarctic sea ice not only doesn’t refute climate...
  • Climate models are even more accurate than you thought

    07/31/2015 2:06:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | July 31, 2015 | by Dana Nuccitelli
    Global climate models aren’t given nearly enough credit for their accurate global temperature change projections. As the 2014 IPCC report showed, observed global surface temperature changes have been within the range of climate model simulations. Now a new study shows that the models were even more accurate than previously thought. In previous evaluations like the one done by the IPCC, climate model simulations of global surface air temperature were compared to global surface temperature observational records like HadCRUT4. However, over the oceans, HadCRUT4 uses sea surface temperatures rather than air temperatures. There’s a common myth that models are unreliable, often...
  • New York minimum wage increase: Who really pays

    07/30/2015 4:14:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    CNN Money ^ | July 30, 2015 | By Jeanne Sahadi
    New York's new $15 minimum wage for fast food workers applies to more than 100 brands doing business in the state. The only criteria: They must operate in at least 30 locations nationwide. Laura Jankowski owns three Tropical Smoothie Cafe franchises on Long Island. The brand has 16 locations in New York and more than 400 nationwide. Research suggests that most fast food workers in New York are 22 or older. But Jankowski says the vast majority of her employees are high school and college students. Most earn $8.75 an hour but her shift leaders earn $9.75. The new higher...
  • The Secret Roots of Liberation Theology

    07/28/2015 11:03:05 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | Apr 23, 2015 | Ion Mihai Pacepa
    Liberation theology, of which not much has been heard for two decades, is back in the news. But what is not being mentioned is its origins. It was not invented by Latin American Catholics. It was developed by the KGB. The man who is now the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, secretly worked for the KGB under the code name “Mikhailov” and spent four decades promoting liberation theology, which we at the top of the Eastern European intelligence community nicknamed Christianized Marxism. Liberation theology has been generally understood to be a marriage of Marxism and Christianity. What...
  • Sanders Surges, Clinton Sags in U.S. Favorability

    07/24/2015 3:53:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Gallup ^ | July 24, 2015 | by Lydia Saad
    Story Highlights: * Bernie Sanders' national favorable score doubles to 24%. * Hillary Clinton's image slips, now tilts negative, 48% to 43%. * Sanders still trails Clinton in favorability among Democrats. Bernie Sanders' favorable rating among Americans has doubled since Gallup's initial reading in March, rising to 24% from 12% as he has become better known. Hillary Clinton's rating has slipped to 43% from 48% in April. At the same time, Clinton's unfavorable rating increased to 46%, tilting her image negative and producing her worst net favorable score since December 2007.
  • BlackLivesMatter Pays Homage to Marxist Cop Killer at Every Event It Holds (Chesimard)

    07/23/2015 8:55:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jul 2015 | Lee Stranahan
    BlackLivesMatter—the activist group that demands a “racial justice agenda” that includes constant criticism and activism against police—invokes the words of convicted cop killer Assata Shakur at “all its events.” At a recent event for female bloggers, BlackLivesMatter leaders had a crowd of thousands repeating lines from a letter written by Shakur that include an explicit reference to the Communist Manifesto. The BlackLivesMatter group, which has met with President Obama and largely been given a free pass by the media, has skyrocketed to national prominence after its involvement with unrest and rioting in Ferguson, Baltimore, and a recent takeover of events...
  • Mayor Hodges meets the pope: 'I can see why he inspires people'

    07/23/2015 5:15:44 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 7-22-15 | Erin Golden and Paul Walsh ,
    Hodges and other leaders at the Vatican for a two-day global climate conference. After a day spent hearing Pope Francis and mayors from across the world speak at the Vatican on climate change and human trafficking, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges said she’s been inspired to focus more on the links between sustainability and poverty. “I really, profoundly understand in a new way that environmental justice is not just a sidebar to climate change action,” she said in a phone call from the Vatican on Tuesday. “And that it’s not just a sidebar to social justice work.” Hodges was one of...
  • Americans Buy Into Marxist Family Planning

    07/21/2015 5:30:02 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Jun, 29 2015 | Paul Kengor
    Marx and Engels’ ten-point plan for imposing Communism includes drastic anti-family measures many Americans support today. If you’ve never read “The Communist Manifesto” by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, published in 1848, you should—especially right now. To be sure, reading this awful screed against human nature can be confusing, let alone unsatisfying and thoroughly unedifying. What do the authors mean, for example, when they screech: “Abolition of the family! Even the most radical flare up at this infamous proposal of the Communists”? They are but one stop in a long line of leftists such as Robert Owen, Charles Fourier, Vladimir...
  • The History of Political Correctness (video)

    07/21/2015 4:10:36 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 4 replies
    youtube ^ | Free Congress Foundation
    The origins of "political correctness" or "cultural Marxism" can be found in the early parts of the 20th century from the Frankfurt School, which was the headquarters for the Communists scheming in Germany.
  • Suburban Governments Were Just Nationalized by the Federal Government

    07/21/2015 10:37:13 AM PDT · by Sopater · 54 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | July 13, 2015 | S. Noble
    For years, the cities have been robbing the suburbs but they now have a scheme that will quickly end in a takeover of the suburbs by a leftist federal government. HUD announced enforcement of its new 377-page rule called the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule which will allow them to move people from poor crime-ridden areas into “wealthy” suburbs. It was announced by leftist Julian Castro Monday. The rule has force behind it. Federal monies will be withheld and lawsuits accusing residents of racism will be filed. Any town that takes federal funds will be transformed. It is not only...
  • Clinton to propose increasing capital gains taxes

    07/20/2015 2:47:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 20, 2015 4:58 PM EDT | Lisa Lerer
    Hillary Rodham Clinton plans later this week to propose raising capital gains taxes for some investors, pivoting from a 2008 pledge not to increase the rate beyond 20 percent. The policy is part of a larger effort by her campaign to encourage greater focus on longer-term economic growth rather than more immediate gains for investors-a priority for the liberal Democrats she’ll need in 2016. The new rates would be pegged to the duration of the investment, with short-term holdings taxed at a higher percentage. In remarks on Facebook, Clinton also expanded on a promise to pursue criminal prosecution of bad...
  • A cheap but dangerous global warming fix

    07/16/2015 4:32:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    PBS NewsHour ^ | July 16, 2015 | BY DAVID KEITH
    What, you ask, can be done to address climate change? A controversial, but cheap solution of last resort has emerged known as “solar radiation management.” A geoengineering technique, it would shoot particles into the sky to reflect sunlight back to space. “The central idea is to make the planet a little bit more reflective, which tends to cool it down, because it will absorb less sunlight. And that will partially and imperfectly compensate for the buildup of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, which are tending to trap heat and make the earth warmer,” says Harvard environmental scientist David Keith, who...
  • The solution to global warming is at hand, but no one wants to pay for it

    07/15/2015 10:25:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | July 15, 2015 | By Douglas Perry
    It appears to be the obvious answer to the global-warming problem. We suck carbon dioxide out of the air and either recycle it into low-carbon fuel or stick it underground. As solutions go, it's simple, logical, even elegant. Also necessary. "Scientists are increasingly convinced that we are going to need large-scale removal systems to fight climate change," says Noah Deich, founder of the nonprofit Center for Carbon Removal. The key problem apparently isn't technological. Three startups are making significant strides in their efforts to create processes that could "harvest" millions of tons of CO2 from the air around us. The...
  • How liberalism became an intolerant dogma

    07/14/2015 4:12:57 PM PDT · by NRx · 17 replies
    The Week ^ | 07-11-2015 | Damon Linker
    At the risk of sounding like Paul Krugman — who returns to a handful of cherished topics over and over again in his New York Times column — I want to revisit one of my hobby horses, which I most recently raised in my discussion of Hobby Lobby. My own cherished topic is this: Liberalism's decline from a political philosophy of pluralism into a rigidly intolerant dogma. The decline is especially pronounced on a range of issues wrapped up with religion and sex. For a time, electoral self-interest kept these intolerant tendencies in check, since the strongly liberal position on...
  • Long-haul flight times 'increasing due to global warming'

    07/14/2015 2:41:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | July 14, 2015 | By Victoria Ward
    <p>Long-haul flights are getting longer due to stronger winds caused by global warming, according to a study.</p> <p>Scientists linked a small increase in return-journey times of long-haul flights with an increase in the variation of the jet stream, the high altitude air that flows from west to east.</p>
  • Pope Francis - he was not offended by Hammer-and-Sickle "crucifix"

    07/13/2015 7:11:19 PM PDT · by NRx · 39 replies
    Rorat Caeli ^ | 07-13-2015 | Rorate Caeli
    Full title: "For the record: Pope Francis personally clarifies that he was not offended by Hammer-and-Sickle "crucifix", explicitly acknowledges the Marxism of its Jesuit originator -- and praises him." As expected, Pope Francis held an in-flight press conference on his way back to Rome this Monday. As widely reported by secular media, he made use of this opportunity to personally clarify his thoughts about the Hammer and Sickle "crucifix" (and the medallion, the "Order of Fr. Espinal" featuring a smaller version of the same) that were presented to him by President Evo Morales of Bolivia. Catholic News Agency has, thankfully,...
  • Clinton speech react: 'Is that it?'

    07/13/2015 4:45:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | July 13, 2015 | By BEN WHITE
    illary Clinton gave a big economics speech here on Monday, and the snap reaction among Wall Street investors, economists and ardent financial reformers who thrill to the soak-the-rich rhetoric of Bernie Sanders was a collective: “Meh. What’s next?” “She appears to have taken a page out of the Elizabeth Warren book,” said Jack Ablin, chief investment office at BMO Private bank. “I’m sure a lot of polling went into that. But in terms of inequality and profit-sharing and general economic redistribution, she was a lot longer on problems than she was on solutions.” Many conservatives breathed a sigh of relief...
  • Climate change threat must be taken as seriously as nuclear war – UK minister

    07/13/2015 8:26:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | July 13, 2015 | by Damian Carrington
    The threat of climate change needs to be assessed in the same comprehensive way as nuclear weapons proliferation, according to a UK foreign minister. Baroness Joyce Anelay, minister of state at the Commonwealth and Foreign Office, said the indirect impacts of global warming, such as deteriorating international security, could be far greater than the direct effects, such as flooding. The report, commissioned by the Foreign Office, and written by experts from the UK, US, China and India, is stark in its assessment of the wide-ranging dangers posed by unchecked global warming, including: - very large risks to global food security,...
  • Pope Calls Capitalism Dung of the Devil

    07/12/2015 8:45:57 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 125 replies ^ | July 10, 2015 | Paul Preston
    Pope Francis on Thursday launched a blistering attack on the “new colonialism” of austerity, describing unfettered capitalism as “the dung of the devil” and apologising for the Catholic church’s role in the conquest of indigenous populations in the Americas. He delivered a powerful mea culpa on the part of the church in the highlight of his South American pilgrimage, “humbly” begging forgiveness during an encounter in Bolivia with indigenous groups and other activists and in the presence of Bolivia’s first-ever indigenous president, Evo Morales.
  • Pope Offers The Masses The Opium Of Marxism (United Religion needed to fight terrorism)

    07/12/2015 5:42:06 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 22 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | July 11 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    To my Catholic friends, while I am loathe to criticize that which they hold dear, there comes a time when silence is the wrong answer. When Pope Francis first surfaced, I thought he had the potential to be a great Pope. But with the potential of greatness, also comes the opportunity of infamy. Pope Francis is a Marxist and embodies many, many principles that I stand against, not only as a Constitutional Conservative, but as a Christian. This last week just solidified my uneasiness concerning this Pope. The Bolivian President, Evo Morales (who Trevor Loudon and I have long contended...
  • Morales crucifix gift to Pope Francis causes stir (Our Lord on the Hammer and Sickle)

    07/10/2015 12:44:44 PM PDT · by mojito · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/10/2015 | Unattributed
    A crucifix sculpted in the shape of a hammer and sickle presented to Pope Francis in Bolivia has caused a stir among Catholic commentators. The Pope was given the item, combining Catholic and communist symbols, by left-wing Bolivian President Evo Morales. One Catholic bishop suggested that Mr Morales had sought to "manipulate God". But while some reports said the Pope was taken aback by the present, the Vatican has played down any row. The crucifix was based on a design by Luis Espinal, a Jesuit Priest assassinated in 1980 by right-wing militia to whom Pope Francis paid tribute during his...
  • Climate change could lead to seas rising 20 feet

    07/10/2015 10:43:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 119 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 10, 2015 | By MICHAEL CASEY
    Rising sea levels have been mostly measured in inches in the past decades, but scientists said they could increase more than 20 feet in the future as global warming continues to melt ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica. The dire projections are based on a look back at the climate record, with scientists finding that increases of 20 feet have happened at least twice over the past 3 million years when temperatures were very similar to what they are today. Peter Clark, an Oregon State paleoclimatologist and another co-author of the study, said that because current carbon dioxide levels are...
  • Climate change deniers are conspiracy theorists and damaging the public debate (shortened)

    07/10/2015 10:35:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 10, 2015 | By RICHARD GRAY
    They are either championed as brave voices willing to speak out against the scientific majority or dismissed as cranks who lack the evidence to support their arguments. Now deniers of global warming have been dealt a stinging blow by psychologists who found skeptics of man-made climate change tend to believe in conspiracy theories. They say the conspiracist outlook taken by many climate change skeptics is harming the public debate over global warming. Professor Stephan Lewandowsky, an experimental psychologist at the University of Bristol who led the work, said: 'These results add to a growing body of research on the nature...
  • UN Says We Can End Extreme Poverty, Hunger, Global Warming and Gender Bias By 2030

    07/09/2015 2:43:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 9, 2015 | by Devin Thorpe
    ... Today, the world is looking forward to what we can accomplish over the next 15 years. The UN has established the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Amina Mohammed is Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning. Mohammed notes, “The sustainable development agenda addresses the root causes of poverty, inequalities and environmental degradation. It looks at the links between the social, economic and environmental agendas, and it presents more opportunities than the MDGs, which largely focused on the symptoms only.” In an effort to broaden the impact of the U.N.’s efforts, she says, “The sustainable development agenda looks...
  • Is Seattle doing away with single-family homes?

    07/09/2015 10:33:56 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 72 replies
    My Northwest ^ | 07/07/15 | Kipp Robertson
    The city needs to move away from the idea that all families can live in their own home on a piece of land, according to a draft letter from a Seattle advisory committee. If adopted, ideas being considered by a Seattle housing committee would be devastating to the city's appeal, KIRO Radio's Dori Monson said. Get rid of single-family zoning in Seattle. That's the big message in a draft report being worked on by Mayor Ed Murray's housing committee, obtained by The Seattle Times. According to a draft letter, the city needs to move away from the idea that all...
  • Through an even darker glass: On knocking the popes for socialism.... (Catholic Caucus)

    07/07/2015 4:37:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | July 7, 2015 | Jeff Mirus
    If I have to read one more email explaining that modern popes have failed the Church by preaching socialism instead of the Gospel, I will not be held responsible for my reply. This complaint surfaces from time to time in orthodox Catholic circles for the simple reason that most politically conservative Catholics are orthodox. Such persons sometimes react as if political and economic conservatism is a Divine standard for judging Catholicism. But the reality is just the opposite. One also tires of the protestations of the ignorant. The word “socialism” has a clear and specific meaning. It refers to a...
  • The Pope's new world order: Francis calls for the 'goods of the Earth' to be shared [Truncated]

    07/08/2015 12:05:10 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 82 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | July 7, 2015 17:38 UTC | Simon Tomlinson
    Pope ends first leg of his three-nation South American tour with impassioned plea to safeguard the environmentDelivered message in Ecuador, which has one of the world's most diverse ecosystems but is also reliant on oil He said: 'As stewards of these riches, we have an obligation toward society and toward future generations' (...) 'As stewards of these riches which we have received, we have an obligation toward society as a whole and toward future generations,' Francis said. 'We cannot bequeath this heritage to them without proper care for the environment, without a sense of gratuitousness born of our contemplation...
  • Obama to Introduce New Rules to Desegregate Neighborhoods

    07/08/2015 9:31:25 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 103 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 8, 2015 | Reuters
    The Obama administration on Wednesday will announce new rules requiring cities to look for racial bias in housing practices in order to promote racially integrated neighborhoods, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday. The rules would further the work of the landmark 1968 Fair Housing Act, which made it illegal to refuse to sell or rent a home to a person based on race, religion, gender or national origin. The Post said cities and towns now would be required to look for patterns of racial bias in local housing, report the results every three to five years and set goals on...
  • Lifting the Veil of Political Correctness

    07/08/2015 9:25:59 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-08-15 | Skookum
    Americans are becoming aware of new behavioral and speech standards they must now observe or risk losing jobs, losing careers, receiving punitive penalties, and even losing their freedom. Today thought crimes are being considered for possible prosecution and our First Lady encourages college students to spy on their parents and report incorrect actions and speech. What is this totalitarianism we have encroaching on our freedom? It is called “Political Correctness” and its roots follow a progression of Marxist Theory. Many of us laugh at the presumptions of political correctness; especially since the phrase originated in a comic strip and we...