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  • Christianity Must Exorcise Itself of Homophobia

    05/25/2016 12:11:55 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 105 replies
    ABC.net ^ | 5/23/2016 | Benjamin Jones
    When Australia's most successful Olympian, Ian Thorpe, came out as gay in an interview with Sir Michael Parkinson in July 2014, he was inundated with messages of support. At the time, some posed the question: does this even count as news? Is homosexuality today not a simple biographical detail rather than a sensational scandal? And yet, it is significant that on the same night that Thorpe came out, Australian Rules Football commentator Brian Taylor used a homophobic slur on air, referring to Geelong player Harry Taylor as a "big poofter." The two events accentuated perfectly why it remains the case,...
  • University of Victoria researchers model worst-case climate change scenario

    05/24/2016 4:52:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    MetroNews Canada ^ | May 23, 2016 | by Matt Kieltyka
    Study forecasts global temperature increases of up to 9.5 degrees C. The unmitigated burning of Earth's remaining fossil fuels would cause global warming on a scale bigger than previously anticipated, according to a new study out of the University of Victoria. Katarzyna Tokarska, a PhD student at the university, is the lead author of a new paper titled "The climate response to five trillion tonnes of carbon". Previous modelling, including those used by the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, use projections that assume just two trillion tonnes of carbon would be released.
  • SENATE REPUBLICANS BLOCK LEE AMENDMENT, PRESERVE AFFH (Obama's Plan to Ghettoize Your Neighborhood)

    05/20/2016 9:28:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 141 replies
    PowerLine ^ | May 20, 2016 | Paul Mirengoff
    The Lee Amendment to defund President Obama’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulation failed in the Senate yesterday because not enough Republicans backed it. The Amendment was tabled by a vote of 60-37. Jeremy Carl aptly describes this vote as a defeat for conservatism, community control, and common sense. It is a victory, as Carl says, for turning the federal government into a National Zoning board, forcing high density housing on unwilling cities and towns, and letting bureaucrats decide the racial, ethnic and income balance of local communities.
  • 60 Minutes - April 12, 1987, "The Loony Left" of Great Britain

    05/18/2016 12:39:16 PM PDT · by machman · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | April 12, 1987 | CBS
    A look at some of Britain's most left leaning citizens that promote extreme social justice and censorship.
  • Venezuela's Parliament successfully votes to defy President's state of emergency

    05/18/2016 4:20:01 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 24 replies
    ABC Australia ^ | May 17, 2016 | Staff
    Venezuela's opposition has urged the public to defy a state of emergency that President Nicolas Maduro decreed over a nation sapped by food shortages and a collapsing economy. Key points: Opposition-controlled parliament rejects the President's state of emergency decree The opposition leader asks army: are you "with the constitution or with Maduro" Polls show 70 per cent of the population wants a new government The opposition-controlled National Assembly rejected the decree in a vote, saying it "deepens the severe disruption of constitutional and democratic order that Venezuela is suffering through".
  • Civil disobedience is the only way left to fight climate change

    05/13/2016 4:11:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | May 13, 2016 | by Kara Moses
    Right now, thousands of people are taking direct action as part of a global wave of protests against the biggest fossil fuel infrastructure projects across the world. With so many governments still dependent on a fossil fuel economy, they can't be relied upon to make the radical change required in the time we need to make it. It is unjust that corporations and governments can commit crimes against the planet and society without retribution. And if we really want climate justice, protest in the pursuit of this must be normalized. To overcome political barriers, we need to reclaim our power...
  • What the Icelandic Know ( about gender equality)

    05/11/2016 6:59:36 PM PDT · by GilGil · 20 replies
    Medium ^ | 5/11/2016 | Gabrielle Motola
    My understanding of gender has been both clarified and fortified by this project. Gender is an identity we are given or assume based on an antiquated societal structure which is then reinforced by that society. It is an idea which we take for fact. I suppose I have always felt somewhat awkward in my female gender because I identify with so many ‘male’ characteristics. I feel more comfortable now than before and embrace more wholly both sides without suspicion. The discussions I’ve had with Alison MacNeil have informed a lot of what I thought I knew about gender and identity....
  • What I Want for All Moms on Mother’s Day: A Universal Basic Income

    05/11/2016 12:32:23 PM PDT · by GilGil · 82 replies
    Medium.com ^ | 5/11/2016 | Anna Oman
    Imagine if everyone was guaranteed healthcare and an income floor. People would still pursue their calling in life. In fact, they could do so more freely with more creativity and daring without the fear of not making ends meet. It would unleash the enormous creative potential that lays dormant within the hearts and minds of so many office workers, toiling away as their best ideas and dreams wither away.
  • Obama’s Toilet Revolution

    05/10/2016 9:01:14 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10 May, 2016 | Mark S. Hanna
    As a Western revolutionary, Obama has been relentless in his efforts over the last seven years to use all the machinery and influence of government, whether illegally (Since 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously ruled 13 times that Obama’s actions have been unconstitutional) or legally, to fundamentally transform America into the neo-Marxist democracy he and his father have long dreamed about. His most recent stunt to this end is to use North Carolina’s “bathroom” law or House Bill 2 as a springboard for the U.S. Justice Department to issue a sweeping dictate in the name of social fairness and...
  • Who Is to Blame for Venezuela's Collapse?

    05/09/2016 2:01:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    PanAm Post ^ | May 9, 2016 | by Carlos Sabino
    Citizens turned out in massive crowds to add their signatures to the recall referendum against Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro. And for good reason. The country is in a state of paralysis: frequent blackouts; food, medicine and vaccine scarcities; closed-down factories and frequent looting. Chaos and anarchy hang over the nation that not so long ago was the most rich and advanced in Latin America. Without a doubt the fault of the country's dire situation is on the late president Hugo Chávez. His socialist policies devastated Venezuela's flourishing economy. But in a less obvious way, Venezuelan citizens are also to blame....
  • The federal government wants colleges to limit questions about applicants' criminal records

    05/09/2016 1:39:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 9, 2016 | by Joy Resmovits
    US Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. wants colleges to stop asking applicants about their criminal histories early in the admissions process. Because a disproportionate number of people who have been charged with crimes are people of color, the U.S. Department of Education says, these questions increase the barriers disadvantaged students face when seeking an education. “We believe in second chances and we believe in fairness,” King said in a statement. “We must ensure that more people ... have the chance at higher education opportunities.” The Department of Education is sending a guide, called “Beyond the Box,” with suggestions...
  • Not So Useful Idiots (May Day Marxists)

    05/09/2016 11:27:51 AM PDT · by OddLane · 4 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | May 9, 2016 | Gerard Perry
    Although the ferocity of the Never Trump protests has diminished-in tandem with the Great Red Hope’s impending demise-that doesn’t mean the regressive left has quietly retired from the public sphere. A slightly more sedate Communist rally was held last Sunday within Union Square to commemorate what I like to call fascist Christmas. As usual, Pamela Hall documented the annual parade of economic and historical illiteracy for The Silent Majority No More.Read it and weep-for the future.
  • EPA Administrator: ‘We Rock’ at Writing Rules

    05/09/2016 10:21:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 9, 2016 | Penny Starr
    Video at link: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy spoke at the Climate Action 2016 summit in Washington, D.C. on May 6, 2016. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr) (CNSNews.com) – The administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Friday that the agency is very good at making rules requiring individuals, businesses and state and local governments to comply with laws related to “protecting” the environment. “If anybody knows anything about EPA and writing rules – we rock at it,” Gina McCarthy said at the Climate Action 2016 summit held last week in Washington, D.C. McCarthy said the rules the agency puts...
  • A decade after Kelo v New London Socialism has failed (Fort Trumbull still an empty lot)

    05/07/2016 8:20:47 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 9 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    In 2005, the Fort Trumbull area of New London Connecticut was a growing middle class neighborhood. The people there were hard working and spent much of their lives building their homes and living out prosperous lives. That came to an end in 2000 when Liberal Fascist Democrats in City hall and in the state capitol of Hartford made a deal with Pfizer corporation to allow them to build a research laboratory and upscale housing in Fort Trumbull. According to estimates by the same lying fascists, over 5000 new jobs would be created. Connecticut was one of the states hardest hit...
  • How bad is it in Venezuela? Soldiers are stealing goats

    05/04/2016 10:01:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 4, 2016 | Fred Imbert
    The situation in Venezuela has become so bad that even soldiers are struggling to support themselves. Over the weekend, six members of the Venezuelan military were detained by local authorities for stealing goats, the Venezuelan newspaper El Nacional reported Sunday. It said the soldiers confessed to stealing the goats and said they did it to feed themselves, since they had no food left in their barracks.
  • May Day Melee (Marxists on Parade)

    05/03/2016 9:25:59 PM PDT · by OddLane
    American Rattlesnake ^ | May 4, 2016 | Gerard Perry
    Although once known as a day of euphoric celebration in pre-Christian pagan cultures, May Day commemorations are now reserved almost exclusively for Marxist outpourings of grievance and violent riots by entrenched labor unions and disgruntled trustafarians. While I would prefer the day be dedicated to the over hundred million victims of Communism, that seems like a forlorn hope in today’s political climate. That said, our good friends Pamela Hall and Joanna Marzullo were able to capture some of the absurdity of the May Day Morlocks-at least, those brave enough to withstand the rain-for us all. You can see some of...
  • “Nature, Mr. Allnut, is what we are put in this world to rise above.”

    05/02/2016 8:42:54 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 16 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-2-2016 | MOTUS
    I really didn’t want to, butt in the end, curiosity got the better of me so I read the “White Fragility” article linked by dchrist81 yesterday.When you see an event titled Whiteness History Month at a college you can’t expect it to be a celebration of White history. And it wasn’t; rather it is a month long event at Portland (where else?) Community College geared more to eliminating than honoring the White race. (And if you think that’s racist, this event’s definitely designed for you.) In a talk entitled “Imagine A World Without Whiteness,” Harrison declared confidently conflict can only...
  • Pope's Marxist bias in U.S. campaign signals new global order

    04/26/2016 6:46:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Renew America ^ | April 18, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    The liberal media are so in love with Pope Francis that they can't report the hard truth about his blatant interference in the 2016 presidential campaign and what it represents. Not only was socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) invited to a conference of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences (PASS) on Catholic social teaching and the world situation, he also met personally with Pope Francis. A secular Jewish atheist, Sanders is not even a member of the Catholic Church. "I am not actively involved with organized religion," Sanders has said. His brother Larry says, "He is quite substantially not religious."...
  • Happy Earth Day! Here's the story of the co-founder who killed then composted his girlfriend

    04/22/2016 10:37:46 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 13 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 04/22/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    Ira Einhorn was on stage hosting the first Earth Day event at the Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on April 22, 1970. Seven years later, police raided his closet and found the "composted" body of his ex-girlfriend inside a trunk.
  • [From April 14, 2013] Observe 'Holly Maddux Day' instead ( Earth Day - Lenin's birthday )

    04/22/2016 10:11:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    WND ^ | 04/14/2013 | Fritz Spencer
    More and more Americans are opting out of Earth Day in favor of a holiday that offers a chance to fight back against Marxism and political correctness. The holiday, which is called “Holly Maddux Day,” is named after the young woman murdered by Ira Einhorn, a 1960s antiwar activist. Einhorn, who was a friend of Jerry Rubin and Abby Hoffman, is regarded by many as the founder of Earth Day. Einhorn emceed the first Earth Day celebration in Philadelphia in April 1970, at which Sen. Edmund Muskie gave the highlight address. Einhorn, an advocate of free love and drug use,...
  • Watchdog: Press freedom declines around the world

    04/20/2016 2:36:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 20, 2016 12:10 AM EDT
    Media freedom around the world has suffered a “deep and disturbing decline” due to by pressure from governments and businesses, an international media watchdog said Wednesday. The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders said in an annual report that many of the world’s leaders have developed “a paranoia” about journalism and are clamping down on the media, while coverage in privately-owned outlets is increasingly shaped by corporate interests. …
  • Marxist President Of Brazil On Verge Of Impeachment

    04/18/2016 1:48:06 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 15 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 4/18/16 | Gary
    The impeachment vote in the lower house passed with more than a two-thirds majority.  The upper house will now vote with only a simple majority needed to oust President Rousseff.  The global power vacuum grows ever larger and someone with evil intent will step into the void.
  • Saying ‘America is a melting pot’ is a microaggression, Purdue class teaches

    04/14/2016 4:00:59 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 32 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 4/14/2016 | Anita Lopez
    A business class at Purdue University teaches students the phrase “America is a melting pot” is a microaggression, according to class handouts obtained by The College Fix. That phrase is among at least a dozen examples students were recently instructed on in the Management 301 course. Additional microaggressions listed on the worksheet include: “Where are you from,” “There is only one race, the human race,” “Everyone can succeed in society if they work hard enough” and “I believe the most qualified person should get the job.” These phrases are problematic because they promote the “myth of meritocracy” or represent “statements...
  • Cause of global warming: Consensus on consensus

    04/13/2016 10:15:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    Science Daily ^ | April 12, 2016
    A research team confirms that 97 percent of climate scientists agree that climate change is caused by humans. The group includes Sarah Green, a chemistry professor at Michigan Technological University. "What's important is that this is not just one study -- it's the consensus of multiple studies," Green says. This consistency across studies contrasts with the language used by climate change doubters. "The public has a very skewed view of how much disagreement there is in the scientific community," she says. Only 12 percent of the US public are aware there is such strong scientific agreement in this area, and...
  • ‘TRUMP SUPPORTERS ARE UNEDUCATED’

    04/10/2016 6:59:40 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 154 replies
    spiked ^ | April 8,2016 | TOM SLATER
    On this point, animal-shelter worker Joe was unconvinced: ‘Trump is tapping into the people that are prone to hate, fearmongering and people who are just angry.’ As I move around the pen, ‘I get why they’re angry’ is said time and again. But it’s little more than a throat-clearing exercise. When it comes down to it, the anti-Trump protesters think his supporters are either racist, or plain stupid. ‘People who support Trump are uneducated’, said postgrad student Sally. ‘They don’t have broad minds about what’s going on. I think it’s intelligence.’ For all the talk of ‘making America hate again’,...
  • Arguments Against Free Trade Are Deeply Flawed

    04/08/2016 5:51:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 90 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    For years, supporters of free trade have been trying to reach a bipartisan consensus on the issue. They've finally succeeded. Free trade is now unpopular in both parties. Perhaps because I am a conservative, I can at least understand where most conservatives are coming from in their opposition to free trade. Overt displays of nationalism and patriotism (which are not the same thing, by the way) are not merely tolerated on the right, they're often celebrated. Conservative intellectuals openly extol American exceptionalism while liberal intellectuals tend to deride the notion. Virtually no Republican politician agonizes over wearing a U.S. flag...
  • Climate Models May Overstate Clouds' Cooling Power, Research Says

    04/07/2016 11:55:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 7, 2016 | By JOHN SCHWARTZ
    The computer models that predict climate change may be overestimating the cooling power of clouds, new research suggests. If the findings are borne out by further research, it suggests that making progress against global warming will be even harder. The balance of water and ice in clouds affects the impact that carbon dioxide levels have on atmospheric temperatures, a factor known as equilibrium climate sensitivity. With less ice in the mix to start, however, there is less capacity for water to replace ice, said Ivy Tan, an author of the paper and a graduate student at the department of geology...
  • Another study says warming may be worse than experts think

    04/07/2016 11:49:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | April 7, 2016 | By SETH BORENSTEIN
    Most computer simulations of climate change are underestimating by at least one degree how warm the world will get this century, a new study suggests. According to the study published Thursday in the journal Science, computer model simulations say there is more ice and less liquid water in clouds than a decade of satellite observations show. Because as the climate changes, there will be more clouds with far more liquid, and global warming will be higher than previously thought, said study co-author Trude Storelvmo, a Yale atmospheric scientist.
  • Climate forecasts may be flawed, says study

    04/06/2016 2:03:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 04/06/2016 | AFP
    Predictions of unprecedented rainfall extremes in the 20th century driven by global warming turned out wrong, a study said Wednesday, casting doubt on methods used to project future trends. A massive trawl of Northern Hemisphere rainfall data for the last 1,200 years revealed there had been more dramatic wet-dry weather extremes in earlier, cooler centuries before humans set off fossil fuel-driven global warming. This is problematic, said a study in the journal Nature, as the same data models used to anticipate that global warming would cause record rainfall extremes in the 1900s, are the basis for projections of things to...
  • Judge: Climate Change Imperils Wolverines and Feds Must Act

    04/06/2016 12:32:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 4, 2016 | By MATTHEW BROWN
    The Obama administration brushed over the threat that climate change poses to the snow-loving wolverine when it denied protections for the elusive predator, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen ordered wildlife officials to act as quickly as possible to protect the species as it becomes vulnerable to a warming planet. Wolverines need deep mountain snows to den, and scientists warn that such habitat will shrink as Earth heats up. The ruling comes two years after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rejected the views of many of its own scientists and decided not to protect the...
  • The Piltdown Warning: Sometimes "settled science" has a way of turning out to be a complete fraud.

    12/21/2012 5:21:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/21/2012 | Bruce Walker
    The left loves to muster the armies of official "science" to discount conservative values and principles. Man-made global warming, of course, is one example. Natural cycles of warming and cooling are indisputable. When Europe was cooler, 10,000 years ago, Britain was not an island, and what would become the English Channel has been called Doggerland, a land bridge between Britain and mainland Europe. Doggerland vanished about 6,500 years ago as natural global warming melted the oceans enough to cause the sea to rise. Later, in the Little Ice Age, Britain endured a natural cooling which caused many crops to fail...
  • The Little Socialist from Another Place does the Twin Peaks red room dance

    04/02/2016 6:55:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/02/16 | Dan Calabrese
    That Marxism you like is going to come back in style Where Rob and I are from, the birds sing a pretty song, and there’s always music in the air. Of course, that music tends to be Motown, or Bob Seger, or Kid Rock - which I’d say is neither of our preferences. But if you’ve read this site for long, one thing you know is that Herman somehow managed to pick two massive Twin Peaks and David Lynch fans to write here. About that: I saw recently that Lynch had “endorsed” Bernie Sanders, whatever that means, which troubles me...
  • NAFTA May Have Saved Many Autoworkers’ Jobs

    03/29/2016 4:16:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 83 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 29, 2016 | Eduardo Porter
    When Donald Trump threatened to “break” the North American Free Trade Agreement, auto industry workers offered up some of the loudest cheers. Mr. Trump easily won the Republican primary in Michigan this month. The state, home base for the American auto industry, also delivered an upset victory to Bernie Sanders, the Democratic anti-NAFTA standard-bearer. But the autoworkers’ animosity is aiming at the wrong target. There are still more than 800,000 jobs in the American auto sector. And there is a good case to be made that without NAFTA, there might not be much left of Detroit at all. “Without the...
  • Another Climate Alarmist Admits Real Motive Behind Warming Scare

    03/29/2016 3:50:09 PM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    Fraud: While the global warming alarmists have done a good job of spreading fright, they haven’t been so good at hiding their real motivation. Yet another one has slipped up and revealed the catalyst driving the climate scare. We have been told now for almost three decades that man has to change his ways or his fossil-fuel emissions will scorch Earth with catastrophic warming. Scientists, politicians and activists have maintained the narrative that their concern is only about caring for our planet and its inhabitants. But this is simply not true. The narrative is a ruse. They are after something...
  • To the Tea Party: Beware of “Free Trade”

    03/26/2016 7:39:18 AM PDT · by central_va · 24 replies
    economyincrisis ^ | 1/31/15 | Nevin Gussack
    The globalists who hijacked both the GOP and Democratic Party subscribe to this “free trade” ideology, and now are worried by grassroots conservative opposition to this destructive doctrine. A Pew Research Center poll for November 4-7, 2010 reported that 63% of professed Tea Party supporters thought that free trade agreements were “bad for U.S.” The Mellman Group and the Alliance for American Manufacturing reported that their poll indicated that 74 percent of self-described Tea Party supporters would support a “national manufacturing strategy to make sure that economic, tax, labor, and trade policies in this country work together to help support...
  • Obama Tells Argentinian Youths There’s Little Difference Between Socialism, Marxism and Capitalism

    03/25/2016 7:00:19 AM PDT · by magellan · 34 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Mar 25th, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    VIDEO AT LINK Barack Obama told an audience of Argentinian youth that the differences between socialism and capitalism make interesting conversation but just pick whatever works. The ideological-left US president suddenly doesn't have an affinity for ideology. He said in the past there was a sharp division between communists, socialists and capitalists but that is merely an intellectual argument and it's not so today. The Marxist in the White House is erasing the lines between two dangerous ideologies and the one that made the US great, just as he erased our borders. This is a man who would be at...
  • The Cruzite Delusion

    03/22/2016 10:57:23 AM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 126 replies
    vanity ^ | 3/22/16 | M. Thatcher
    Cruz: "It is striking that the day after Donald Trump called for America weakening NATO withdrawing from NATO we see Brussels, where NATO is headquartered, the subject of a radical Islamist terrorist attack."Cruz supporters: "How dare you say Cruz is blaming Trump for Brussels? Cruz said no such thing."
  • Homeowner Shoots, Kills Teen Burglary Suspect (Miami FL; named Trevon)

    03/15/2016 9:45:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 163 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | March 11, 2016 5:50 PM | Gaby Fleischman
    Relatives of a 17-year-old are angry the teenager was shot and killed by a homeowner who police say was protecting her property. The sister of the teen who died identified him as Trevon Johnson. She said he was a student at D.A. Dorsey Technical College. “I don’t care if she have her gun license or any of that. That is way beyond the law… way beyond,” said Johnson’s cousin Nautika Harris. “He was not supposed to die like this. He had a future ahead of him. Trevon had goals… he was a funny guy, very big on education, loved learning.”...
  • The College That Wants to Ban ‘History’

    03/07/2016 6:49:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 7, 2016 | Robby Soave
    Students at Western Washington University have reached a turning point in their campus’s hxstory. (For one thing, they’re now spelling it with an X—more on that later.) Activists are demanding the creation of a new college dedicated to social justice activism, a student committee to police offensive speech, and culturally segregated living arrangements at the school, which is in Bellingham, up in the very northwest corner of the state.
  • KASPAROV ON BERNIE SANDERS: SOCIALISM CORRODES THE HUMAN SPIRIT

    03/02/2016 7:57:10 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 33 replies
    Front Page Mag.com ^ | 3/2/2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov lived in the USSR and he is not feeling the bern. I'm enjoying the irony of American Sanders supporters lecturing me, a former Soviet citizen, on the glories of Socialism and what it really means! Socialism sounds great in speech soundbites and on Facebook, but please keep it there. In practice, it corrodes not only the economy but the human spirit itself, and the ambition and achievement that made modern capitalism possible and brought billions of people out of poverty. Talking about Socialism is a huge luxury, a luxury that was paid for by the successes...
  • President Obama Explains What He Wants in Supreme Court Nominee (MEGA BS Alert)

    02/24/2016 11:04:10 AM PST · by PROCON · 43 replies
    NBCNEWS.COM ^ | Feb. 24, 2016 | ERIK ORTIZ
    The next justice of the Supreme Court will be an independent thinker with a strong intellect and sterling credentials - if President Barack Obama gets his way. Obama, in a post published on the SCOTUSblog website Wednesday, revealed the characteristics he is looking for in a nominee to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died Feb. 13. "First and foremost, the person I appoint will be eminently qualified," Obama wrote. "He or she will have an independent mind, rigorous intellect, impeccable credentials, and a record of excellence and integrity. I'm looking for a mastery of the law, with an ability to...
  • The Best Explanation of Why Bernie's Socialism Is Doomed To Fail [Marx and Satanism]

    02/23/2016 10:35:26 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    The Federalist Papers Project ^ | 2/23/2016 | Robert Gehl
    The main reason Socialism doesn't work and what the "Berniacs" seem to ignore is that it’s a system designed to work against human nature. Socialism is built on the theory that not only are all people created equal, but that equality must be enforced by the State. That the merits and abilities of individuals are second to the ultimate value and control of the whole. Socialists claim to work against "stratification," the idea that some people have a higher social status in society than others. Doctors, lawyers and college professors have a higher social status. Sometimes it's through pay and...
  • Even in sunny LA, warming weather may be the next big public health problem

    02/23/2016 9:27:58 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 23, 2016 | By Soumya Karlamangla
    For years scientists have warned that climate change will cause melting ice caps, rising sea levels and severe droughts and floods. But global warming's effects can also be far more personal, seriously harming human health. The changing climate will not only bring new diseases, experts say, but also will threaten the water supply, worsen air quality and cardiovascular disease and cause deaths from extreme heat. By 2050, the Los Angeles area is expected to warm by 5 degrees on average. Higher temperatures will create more smog, leading to more asthma and cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks. When it comes to...
  • Clinton Wins Nevada Caucus

    02/20/2016 2:20:14 PM PST · by NRx · 140 replies
    NBC ^ | 02-20-2016 | NBC News
    NBC is calling it for Clinton.
  • Black Lives Matter Activist Snubs White House Invite

    02/19/2016 8:20:23 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    time.com ^ | 2/19/2016 | Maya Rhodan
    I was under the impression that a meeting was being organized to facilitate a genuine exchange on the matters facing millions of Black and Brown people in the United States. Instead, what was arranged was basically a photo opportunity and a 90-second sound bite for the president. I could not, with any integrity, participate in such a sham that would only serve to legitimize the false narrative that the government is working to end police brutality and the institutional racism that fuels it. For the increasing number of families fighting for justice and dignity for their kin slain by police,...
  • Why 2016 will be the best year yet for climate justice

    02/15/2016 5:48:49 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Thomson Reuters Foundation ^ | February 15, 2016 | by Kari Malkki, Brown University
    Already in 2016, communities around the world have been forced to confront climate disasters of all sorts. Severe flooding in some regions and dire water shortages in others have resulted in food crises, mass migration, and economic mayhem. Climate injustices like these are becoming obvious to citizens all over our rapidly warming world, and governments are simply not responding with the expected urgency. "There is definitely a call for colored people, especially those from vulnerable groups," Kimberly Lopez Castellanos explained of the climate justice movement. "We want their voices to be heard, their stories to be told and their energy...
  • Obama celebrates presidency as it unravels

    02/10/2016 11:02:33 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 10, 2016 | by Dave Boyer
    As President Obama travels to Illinois Wednesday to celebrate the beginnings of his presidency, he's also watching his legacy erode before his very eyes. On the eve of the president’s nostalgic trip to Springfield, the Supreme Court dealt a stunning blow to his Clean Power Plan Tuesday night, ordering a stay of the EPA's regulation to cut carbon emissions. White House aides said they were surprised by the ruling and vowed to fight on in federal appeals court. The results of the New Hampshire primaries Tuesday night weren't exactly promising for a so-called third Obama term, either. In the Democratic...
  • EPA greenhouse gas rule would ban conversion of light vehicles to racecars

    02/09/2016 6:46:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Automotive News ^ | February 9, 2016 | by Ryan Beene
    An EPA proposal to slash greenhouse gas emissions by medium and heavy duty vehicles would also ban the conversion of street cars into racecars, with far-reaching effects on auto racing and the aftermarket parts industry. The Specialty Equipment Market Association, a trade group representing automotive aftermarket companies, said in a statement late Monday that the EPA's proposal would also make the sale of certain emissions-related parts used on racecars that were originally street cars illegal. SEMA says it and other affected stakeholders will work to oppose the EPA's proposed ban. "This proposed regulation represents overreaching by the agency, runs contrary...
  • The sexist double standard behind why millennials love Bernie Sanders

    02/08/2016 5:17:07 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 46 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/4/16 | Catherine Rampell
    Deploying Lena didn't work. Neither did shout-outs from Beyoncé, Kim, Ilana and Abbi, Ariana, Katy, Demi or either of the Amys. (snip) Why are so many young'uns feeling the Bern? I see two main reasons. The first is that, to millennials, Sanders's socialism is a feature, not a bug. Much of the current conversation about Sanders's "democratic socialism" is predicated on whether Americans can look past this supposedly toxic label. But millennials love Sanders not despite his socialism, but because of it. "Socialism" has never been a dirty word for the current cohort of youth, who either didn't live through...
  • Millennials heed the siren call of socialism

    02/07/2016 5:03:41 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    Orange County Register (CA) ^ | February 7, 2016 | By JOEL KOTKIN
    The biggest story this election season is not Donald Trump or the fortunes of the two winners in Iowa, the unattractive tag team of Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton. For all their attempts to seem current and contemporary, these candidates - and Trump as well - represent older, more established elements in American life, such as evangelicals, nativists and, in Hillary's case, the ranks of middle-age women, seniors and public-sector unions. The biggest and most important development has been the massive support among the new generation of voters for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and his open embrace of socialism. The...