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  • 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...
  • The Communist Manifesto Ranks Third in Assigned University Texts

    02/05/2016 12:17:22 PM PST · by detective · 11 replies
    The Trumpet ^ | January 29, 2016 | Kieren Underwood
    he Communist Manifesto is the third-most popular assigned book in universities' syllabi, according to the Open Syllabus Project. The Open Syllabus Project was made available to the public on January 22. It gathered over 1 million syllabi published on university websites, and set up a Syllabus Explorer to rank the frequency of assigned texts. The project's founders describe it as an "effort to make the intellectual judgment embedded in syllabi relevant to broader explorations of teaching, publishing and intellectual history."
  • Bernie Sanders Asked on Live TV to Persuade Millennial Voter to Pay Higher Taxes

    02/03/2016 8:30:39 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 31 replies
    IJReview ^ | 2/3/2016 | Mallory Shelburne
    Bernie Sanders explained to one New Hampshire voter Wednesday why he should be willing to pay higher taxes in order to fund Sanders’ healthcare reforms.
  • Karl Marx's 'Communist Manifesto' Ranked Among Top Three Assigned College Texts

    01/29/2016 10:48:13 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 29, 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Karl Marx's The Communist Manifesto is ranked among the top three most frequently assigned texts at universities and colleges, and Marx is the most assigned economist in college courses. At present, we have around 1.1 million syllabi, drawing predominantly from the past decade of teaching in the US. We think the total number of US, UK, Canadian, and Australian syllabi for the past 15 years is in the range of 80-100 million.
  • NY Court: Farmers to Be Re-Educated, Pay Fines for Not Hosting Homosexual Wedding

    01/26/2016 3:49:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    cns news ^ | 1/26/16 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – A couple who hosts occasional wedding ceremonies on their New York farm have lost an appeal to overturn the $13,000 in fines levied against them by the state’s human rights agency, which ruled that their refusal to host a wedding for two women was discriminatory. On Jan. 14, the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, upheld the agency’s order and the fines, a decision the Alliance Defending Freedom - which represented Robert and Cynthia Gifford - said amounted to confirming, “that the government can punish the Giffords for declining to coordinate a ceremony that conflicts with...
  • Palin's Big Oil infatuation [2008 FLASHBACK, may never Snow in DC Again]

    01/22/2016 1:46:51 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 24, 2008 | Robert Kenney, Jr.
    ... In the 1960s, we rarely saw lightning or heard thunder on the Massachusetts coast. I associate electrical storms with McLean, Va., where I spent the school year when I was growing up. In Virginia, the weather also has changed dramatically. Recently arrived residents in the northern suburbs, accustomed to today's anemic winters, might find it astonishing to learn that there were once ski runs on Ballantrae Hill in McLean, with a rope tow and local ski club. Snow is so scarce today that most Virginia children probably don't own a sled. But neighbors came to our home at Hickory...
  • Climate Change May Spell More Traffic Fatalities

    01/22/2016 1:01:48 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 22, 2016 | by Emily DeMarco
    Economists find bikers, motorcyclists and pedestrians are most at risk. (Inside Science) -- When gasoline prices fall or the economy grows, people may have more money to spend, but there can be an unexpected downside. Traffic fatalities often increase because additional drivers take to the roads. Now, economists have established that another seemingly auspicious occurrence has a dark side: nice weather. That's the surprising finding from a pair of economists, who investigated how climate change may affect traffic accident rates in the United States over the next century. In their analysis, the researchers predict that as the planet warms, there...
  • Obama's final State of the Union address draws record-low TV audience

    01/13/2016 10:24:08 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | January 12, 2016 | By Alex Weprin
    President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address drew 31.3 million viewers across 12 networks, marking a new record low in viewership, according to Nielsen.
  • Obama to claim 'he has brought America back' in his last State of the Union address

    01/10/2016 1:30:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/10/16 | Alexandra Klausner
    Out of time to push a new legislative agenda, President Barack Obama will look past Congress and to the American people in his final State of the Union address, aiming to define his presidency and his legacy before others can do it for him. For his seventh address, Obama plans to skips the traditional list of grand proposals, new policies and presidential appeals for new laws in favor of a broad overview of what he has accomplished since 2009 and what is undone in his final year in office. Aides said the president on Tuesday night will give his assessment...
  • What is Cultural Marxism? (Very informative 6 min video)

    01/09/2016 8:32:53 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 17 replies
    Von Mises Institute ^ | 01/08/2016 | Von Mises Institute
    What is Cultural Marxism examines the origin and intention of the extreme political correctness movement sweeping western government and institutions. This six minute film provides an overview of the Frankfurt School founders of today's cultural suicide. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dYu6qhd88_M
  • If we’re going to fix climate change, we’ll have to get creative

    01/07/2016 2:16:20 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 63 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 7, 2016 | By Thomas Kostigen
    The developing world deserves reparations from wealthier nations as compensation for the harmful climate change effects that are mostly our fault. It's us who have tainted our global commons by emitting vast amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and us whose actions have led to extreme weather and other disasters in the world's most vulnerable regions. But a strictly financial mea culpa from rich nations won't be enough. Rich countries should also invest in geoengineering projects to provide solutions for those on the front lines of climate change: those who cannot afford to pay for more adaptive and resilient...
  • SOUTH AMERICAN LEFT IN RETREAT AS ECONOMIC CRISIS DEEPENS

    12/24/2015 8:40:32 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/23/2015 | JOSHUA GOODMAN
    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- After a decade on the advance, the left in South America is in retreat. Just in the past month, voters in Argentina elected a conservative businessman president over the chosen successor of Cristina Fernandez and Brazil's congress launched an impeachment probe against President Dilma Rousseff, whose approval ratings have been languishing in single digits. In perhaps the biggest turnabout, voters in Venezuela, where the region's leftward shift began, handed the opposition a landslide victory in congressional elections - its first nationwide legislative win since the U.S.-bashing Hugo Chavez won the presidency in 1998. The backlash comes...
  • Brazil’s Mackenzie Presbyterian University and Its Marxist Professor

    12/23/2015 3:06:48 PM PST · by juliosevero · 2 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Brazil's Mackenzie Presbyterian University and Its Marxist Professor By Julio Severo It is an indisputable fact that secular universities are filled with Marxist professors. The evident result is that journalists and economists come out from these universities regurgitating Karl Marx. Osvaldo Coggiola How to have journalism and economy classes without defiling yourself with Marxism at secular and public universities? The apparently obvious answer for Brazilian evangelicals is: have such classes at the Mackenzie Presbyterian University (MPU) in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Supposedly, a Protestant university would never have a Marxist professor. Just supposedly, because actually MPU has Professor Osvaldo Coggiola,...
  • How to Respond to Prayer Shaming

    12/19/2015 9:18:14 PM PST · by TBP · 17 replies
    Acculturated.com ^ | December 15 | R.J. Moeller
    So what are well-intentioned people of faith supposed to do? How does one respond to the incessant onslaught of negativity, criticism and legal action aimed at those who choose to make their religious convictions known in the public square? Perhaps a good place to start would be the example set by the young men of the Naperville Central High School football team in suburban Chicago. After representatives from The Freedom from Religion Foundation filed a complaint against Coach Mike Stine’s voluntary practice of allowing players who want to to gather on the field and pray before games, senior player Daniel...
  • UN, Amnesty International: Decriminalizing prostitution would help transgender hookers

    12/16/2015 2:00:36 AM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 12/15/15 | FR Mark Hodges
    A new report, based on the National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS), advocates legalizing prostitution to help transgender hookers. "Meaningful Work: Transgender Experiences in the Sex Trade" is a report from the Red Umbrella Project, the National Center for Transgender Equality, and the Best Practices Policy Project. The report analyzed 694 NTDS respondents who reported prostituting themselves and concluded that transgenders are discriminated against in the sex trade. To correct sex trade discrimination, the report recommends decriminalizing prostitution. "The criminalization and stigmatization of commercial sex can worsen the discrimination and marginalization that transgender people already face," the Windy City Times...
  • Are kids from religious backgrounds really more selfish than their nonreligious peers? (Salon)

    12/14/2015 7:28:16 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 16 replies
    Salon ^ | 12/13/15 | Michael Schulson
    Are kids from more religious families more or less altruistic than their peers from less-religious families? That's what a high-profile new study from University of Chicago neuroscientist Jean Decety and a global crew of collaborators sought to determine... (snip) In their study, Decety and his colleagues gave the sticker test to 1,170 kids at schools in six cities--Amman, Cape Town, Chicago, Guangzhou, Istanbul, and Toronto...The researchers also gave the kids another test, in which they watched videos of people hurting other people, and then judged (a) how mean the bullies were, and (b) how much punishment the bullies deserved. (snip)...
  • Far-Left 'Nation' and 'Rolling Stone' Columnist: 'Get Rid of Private Housing'

    12/14/2015 3:49:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 12/14/15 | Tom Blumer
    One hesitates to give attention to Jesse A. Myerson. But it's probably worth it, if for no other reason to contend that many of his beliefs are likely shared by the mindless lemmings disguised as "journalists" who wildly cheered on Saturday when an obviously orchestrated "climate change" agreement designed ultimately to redistribute massive amounts of wealth from developed to underdeveloped countries — which would virtually guarantee that they will stay undeveloped — was announced in Paris. Almost two years ago, Myerson, whose experience includes "the Media and Labor Outreach committees at Occupy Wall Street," identified of "Five Economic Reforms Millennials...
  • Exclusive Interview with William J. Murray, Defender of Persecuted Christians

    12/14/2015 1:32:21 PM PST · by juliosevero · 4 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Exclusive Interview with William J. Murray, Defender of Persecuted Christians By Julio Severo William J. Murray, who is known for his incredible work of helping persecuted Christians, is the son of one of the most famous atheists and Marxists in America, Madalyn Murray O'Hair, founder of American Atheists. When she enrolled William in the school in the early 1960s, she was enraged at prayers and mentions of God in the school setting. Her lawsuit led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling officially banning Bible reading in American public schools in 1963. Mike Huckabee and William J. Murray If there...
  • Obama: Climate Deal is 'Best Chance We Have to Save the One Planet We've Got'

    12/12/2015 3:39:02 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 80 replies
    NBC News ^ | Dec 12 2015 | Elizabeth Chuck and Associated Press
    The international climate pact passed Saturday "represents the best chance we have to save the one planet we've got," President Obama said hours after the historic agreement was signed. "No nation, not even one as powerful as ours, can solve this challenge alone," Obama said of the deal, which the United States and nearly 200 other countries agreed to in Paris Saturday after two weeks of intensive talks. "And no country, no matter how small, can sit on the sidelines. All of us had to solve it together."
  • Paris climate talks unveil final solution, hope everyone enjoys living in caves

    12/12/2015 1:42:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 12, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    The Paris climate talks have mostly wound to an end. There are still a few details to clean up over the weekend, but we’re being told that representatives from hundreds of nations have come together and are prepared to release their final agreement on how to save the world from climate change. Or maybe not: even as of this morning nobody seemed to be able to agree as to whether or not there was an agreement. (CNN) “Obviously, nobody will get 100% of what they want,” French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Friday as he discussed the “balanced and as...
  • Barry and Bergoglio opening the door on Marxism today

    12/08/2015 5:45:08 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/09/15 | Judi McLeod
    We only have to look at what’s going on today in Rome to catch up to Obama sidekick Pope Francis The very first thing Barack Obama did on his first full day at the White House was to jack up the heat. Out on the campaign trail, he had advised the plebes of the world to keep their thermostats—- to “72 degrees at all times”—no matter how frigid the winter and had lectured plain folk to pump air into their tires for the sake of the environment. It was said that the new administration made it warm enough in the...
  • What Every American Needs to Know About the Qur'an -A History of Islam & the United States

    12/01/2015 3:29:24 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies
    ebook (.pdf) ^ | 5/27/2010, 2007 | By William J. Federer
    PREFACE Thousands of books, documents and articles have been researched over several years in preparation for this book. You will be fascinated by this fast-paced history of the world from a perspective you have never imagined. Current events will come into focus in the back drop of 1,400 years of inconceivable yet true events and conflicts. Every effort has been made to present this information objectively. It is hoped this work is received that way. You will not be the same after you have read what every American needs to know about the Qur'an. Click the source ebook link above...
  • Tet, Take Two: Islam's 2016 European Offensive

    12/01/2015 5:54:42 AM PST · by wtd · 25 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | November 30, 2015 | Mathew Bracken
    An exceptional essay, discussing the primary forces at work against society Tet, Take Two: Islam's 2016 European OffensiveMatthew Bracken is the author of Enemies Foreign and Domestic, and a well-known advocate for Second Amendment rights. The following guest-essay by Mr. Bracken is also being published at Western Rifle Shooters Association. As we roll into the New Year, we are witnessing the prelude to the culmination of a titanic struggle between three great actors. Three great social forces are now set in motion for a 2016 showdown and collision that will, in historical terms, be on par with the First and...
  • France, Germany, Canada call on world to put price on carbon

    12/01/2015 4:11:02 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 34 replies
    MSN/AP ^ | 12/1/2015 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    LE BOURGET, France — One of the smartest ways to fight global warming is putting a price on carbon dioxide pollution, some key world leaders said at Monday's international climate summit. Either a tax on carbon dioxide emissions or trading carbon pollution like pork bellies, which puts a price on carbon, will help use capitalism to get closer to a day when the world isn't adding heat-trapping gases to the atmosphere, according to leaders of France, Germany, Canada, Chile, Mexico and Ethiopia, as well as heads of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development....
  • The Hot Air to Expect From the Paris Climate Talks

    11/24/2015 5:46:34 AM PST · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Nov. 23, 2015 9:11am
    Starting November 30, people from all around the world will be (or at least should be) converging towards Paris for the much-talked Climate Conference. As can be expected from such an event, the climate hysteria will be at the forefront of the talks in hopes to solve the (imaginary) climate problem. Yes, imaginary. Most of what you hear about climate in the media is either false or hidden from your sight – fueling fear is very profitable for the media. So no, the climate is not getting hotter and hotter contrary to what the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration claims....
  • The Marxist Core of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development

    11/23/2015 12:00:09 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Church Militant.com ^ | 11/18/2015 | Michael Hichborn
    The annual national collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is this weekend. What many Catholics do not realize is that at the very core of the CCHD is a philosophy of revolutionary leftist ideologies. Over the years, the CCHD has been rightly criticized for funding organizations that are themselves promoting contraception, homosexuality, abortion, prostitution, and socialism. But these issues are only symptoms of an overall thrust that is aimed directly at convincing Catholics to fund Marxist revolution in the United States. The intent of this article, while certainly not exhaustive, is to help Catholics understand how the...
  • Islamic socialism [Marxism]

    11/21/2015 5:12:19 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 29 replies
    wiki ^ | Excerpted from wiki
    Abu Dharr al-Ghifari, a Companion of Prophet Muhammad, is credited by many as a principal antecedent of Islamic socialism.[1][2][3][4][5] He protested against the accumulation of wealth by the ruling class during 'Uthman's caliphate and urged the equitable redistribution of wealth. The first Muslim Caliph Abu Bakr introduced a guaranteed minimum standard of income, granting each man, woman, and child ten dirhams annually; this was later increased to twenty dirhams.[6] The first experimental Islamic commune was established during the Russian Revolution of 1917 as part of the Waisi movement, an early supporter of the Soviet government. The Muslim Socialist Committee of...
  • Book Review: 'The Global War on Christians,' by John L. Allen Jr.

    11/18/2015 4:30:39 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/19/13 | Philip Jenkins
    On Oct. 31, 2010, a dozen Islamist gunmen stormed the Catholic cathedral of Our Lady of Salvation, in Baghdad. Striking during a service, they butchered some 60 priests and worshipers, notionally in revenge for insults to Islam. Ghastly as that crime might be in its own right, atrocities of this kind are quite commonplace around the world. Mobs sack churches in Egypt, Nigerian suicide bombers target worshiping congregations, and Eritrea has its hellish concentration camps for Christians. "Christians today," writes John L. Allen Jr., "indisputably are the most persecuted religious body on the planet." So widespread and systematic are the...
  • Some differences between Catholics and Lutherans on Baptism, Eucharist, Priesthood

    11/18/2015 2:11:53 PM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | November 18, 2015 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    In a comment elsewhere, someone wondered about differences between Catholics and Lutherans.  HEREI cannot go into deep detail about these differences.  Books can be written about each point, and have been.Here are my lunch break reflections while the US Bishops are having lunch during their annual meeting.Keep in mind that I am a former Lutheran convert to the Catholic Church.  I was validly baptized as a Lutheran.  I rejected the Lutheran catechism and instruction when I was 7 years old because I couldn’t square their message about corruption with the beauty of the music of Mozart.  After a vaguely Christian time and a...
  • #You May Be A Communard If...

    11/13/2015 11:42:59 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    The Peoples' Cube ^ | November 12, 2015 | "Comrade Torcer"
    You May Be A Communard If ... Definition of "communard" 1.1 (Communard) historical. A supporter of the Paris Commune. Origin Late 19th century: from French, from commune. #YouMayBeACommunardIf ... * You feel that you have the "right" to not be offended. * You think that you have the "right" to "feel safe" * You feel that you have the "right" to free healthcare * You feel that you have a "right" to a free college education. * You feel that you have the "right" to free housing * You feel that you have the "right" to enslave others * You...
  • Title IX Strikes Again: The Girls' Locker Room Can't Be Just For Girls Any More

    11/12/2015 3:17:41 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 29 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 12, 2015 | George Leef
    Those of us who oppose the expansion of governmental controls often get the retort, "You’re just using a slippery slope argument; the bad consequences you foresee are extremely unlikely to happen." Ah, but predicted bad consequences often do happen. As evidence, I offer the following instance. In 2013, a student in Palatine Township High School (Illinois) complained about sexual discrimination to the federal Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR). The allegedly illegal "discrimination" suffered was because the school refused to allow the student, a male who “identifies” as a female, to use the girls' locker room. The applicable...
  • The Devil Must be Marxist

    11/12/2015 7:11:31 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/12/15 | Judi McLeod
    The nightmare of our lives living in the 21st century is that the devil exists and so does rampant Marxism The devil must be Marxist. Though the devil and Marxists try in vain to hide them under their overblown wigs, they both sport the same horns. You don’t necessarily have to be downwind to pick up the scent of sulphur, the devil and Marxist’s Chanel No. 5. The devil and his demons have been out there “Satan and all evil spirits who wander throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls” just as it states in St. Michael’s prayer since...
  • Prof Greets Incoming Class of Precious Snowflakes with Speech Crushing Their PC Beliefs

    11/07/2015 12:34:20 PM PST · by PROCON · 60 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | Nov. 4, 2015 | Michael Hausam
    Mike Adams, a professor at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington is not your stereotypical left-wing teacher. On the heels of a report that showed that liberal arts professors overwhelmingly support Democrats, Adams’ semester-opening statement to his students has gone viral. First printed in Townhall in late August, over the last few days it has been reprinted multiple times. [Trigger warning: The following is extraordinarily insensitive and its candor may cause some students to be highly offended. Symptoms of being confronted with viewpoints other than one’s own may cause one to get “the vapors” and students have even been known to...
  • From Marxism/Communism to Post-Modern Liberal Fascism

    11/07/2015 12:54:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 7, 2015 | Mark Musser
    ".......It is here where the modern Left made its transition away from communism into a postmodern existentialism. Dr. Hicks strongly argues that postmodernism is rooted in the Counter Enlightenment movement featuring German superstars such as Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, and Heidegger. According to Hicks, postmodernism favors subjectivity over objectivity, the inadequacy of language to communicate over reason and truth, various collective multicultural groupings over individual identity and autonomy, willpower over realistic experience rooted in rational analysis, communalism and solidarity over individualism in values, markets and politics, and finally, suspicion, if not hostility, toward science and technology. As such, the postmodern critique...
  • Obamacare Deductible for Subsidized NOT $6,000

    10/30/2015 4:18:47 PM PDT · by Sequoyah101 · 66 replies
    Vanity | 10/30/15 | Self
    Hello all you other gainfully employed chumps paying for your own health care insurance. I just wanted you to know something I've found out. If you have a BRONZE plan like I do, because you are paying for it yourself and can't afford anything else, you are paying a $6,000 deductible per person before you can file a single claim to perhaps get any benefit. Meanwhile, people who have subsidized plans because they aren't working or not working or not earning very much get the vaunted SILVER plan! And you are paying for it. You are paying for a plan...
  • Bogot Voters Send Marxists Packing

    10/28/2015 3:01:26 PM PDT · by PROCON · 3 replies
    panampost.com ^ | Oct. 28, 2015 | Mara Paula Surez Navas
    After a close race for mayor in the Colombian capital of Bogotá, former Mayor Enrique Peñalosa emerged victorious last Sunday to regain his old post with one-third of the vote. Besides his own proposals, Peñalosa, of the center-right Radical Change party, was undoubtedly favored by the fact that Bogotá residents had grown tired of 12 years of leftist rule in the city. In the last decade, city infrastructure has decayed, crime has increased, and poor planning surrounding the Integrated Transportation System has worsened public mobility. Political and security analyst John Marulanda believes the key to Peñalosa’s victory was his decision...
  • Death to Capitalism? Visitors to Marxs Grave Balk at Fee

    10/25/2015 7:10:08 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    Th Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/25/2015 | ALISTAIR MACDONALD and ESE ERHERIENE
    HIGHGATE CEMETERY, LONDONOn a summer visit to the grave of Karl Marx, Ben Gliniecki found that he would have to pay 4, or about $6, to pay respects to the man who sounded the death knell for private property. Mr. Gliniecki, a Marxist, said no. Personally, I think it is disgusting, the 24-year-old political activist said. There are no depths of irony, or bad taste, to which capitalists wont sink if they think they can make money out of it. The charity that looks after this cemetery has long taken swipe at a different irony: Karl Marxs decision to buy...
  • WP: A high school teacher helps clarify socialism for Donald Trump (and you!)

    10/25/2015 5:11:57 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 24 at 8:30 AM | Philip Bump
    The day after the first Democratic presidential debate, Donald Trump called Bernie Sanders a maniac. "This socialist-slash-communist," Trump said to raucous cheers. "I call him a socialist-slash-communist, because that's what he is." Well, no. The terms "socialist" and "communist" are often confused, thanks in large part to the Cold War. Layer on top of that the nuance of the term "democratic socialist," which is how Sanders describes himself, and it's easy to see why people might generally be confused... To offer America a bit of a primer, I reached out to Dr. Lawrence Quill, chairman and professor of political science...
  • Gloria Steinem Blames El Rushbo for Feminism's Failure

    10/23/2015 12:59:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 23, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Okay, folks, change of direction. Time to go back to the Grooveyard of Forgotten Favorites. Dadelut dadelut dadelut dadelut. I haven't done one of these in a while, but we're gonna do it now. We have a feminist update with the Forester Sisters on the theme song. Vocal portrayal... (playing of update theme) RUSH: Actual footage from a pro-choice rally back in the mid-1990s. We're fierce, we're feminists, and we're in your face. It's a pro-choice rally. The Forester Sisters there with the vocal portrayal of just one of many feminist update themes. We had You Don't Own Me,...
  • Getting Home Before Dark

    10/22/2015 7:16:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/22/15 | Judi McLeod
    Evil times are on the way and the best way to survive them is to be home before dark A worrisome darkness is settling in over North America and the best place you can be is home before dark. In a now upside-down world, its reached the point where in essence radical Islam and Marxist governments want the same thing for society: the conversion of all Christian souls over to Islam and Marxism. For Islam to advance its Caliphate, for Marxism to make the end justify its means, its your very immortal soul that they need. This two-headed enemy wants...
  • Federal Spending Increased $183.9B in FY15But Spending on Defense, Homeland Security...Declined

    10/19/2015 3:21:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/19/15 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Even as overall federal spending increased by $183,890,000,000 from fiscal 2014 to fiscal 2015, spending for the departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Justice declined, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement for September.Federal spending rose from $3,503,732,000,000 in fiscal 2014 to $3,687,622,000,000 in fiscal 2015 (which ended on Sept. 30), according to the Treasury.But, according to Table 3 in the Monthly Treasury Statement, spending on the Defense Department and military programs decreased from $577,902,000,000 in fiscal 2014 to $562,506,000,000 in fiscal 2015a drop of $15,396,000,000.Similarly, spending on the Department of Homeland Security decreased from $43,259,000,000 in fiscal 2014 to $42,564,000,000...
  • New Obama Terror Czar Will Target Conservatives, Christians

    10/19/2015 1:53:42 PM PDT · by 100American · 32 replies
    thenewamerican ^ | Monday, 19 October 2015 | Alex Newman
    The Obama administration's increasingly controversial Justice Department, in partnership with the ultra-leftist Southern Poverty Law Center, announced the creation of a new czar position to focus on domestic terrorism especially the alleged threat from Christians and Americans with anti-government views. While ostensibly created to serve as a coordination office overseeing domestic terror cases, critics and analysts are sounding the alarm, warning that the administration is plotting to go after its political opponents with the full force of the federal government. The impetus for the Obama DOJ's new focus on conservatives, libertarians, Christians, and others appears to be the Southern...
  • Democrat Debate [Live thread]

    10/13/2015 2:55:19 PM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 1,557 replies
    Self | 10/15/2015 | EQAndyBuzz
    Might as well open a thread on this. This is going to be good.
  • Jeremiah Wright: 'Jesus was a Palestinian' October 10, 2015

    10/11/2015 3:10:11 AM PDT · by lbryce · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 10, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    The controversial religious leader Jeremiah Wright compared Native Americans to Palestinians at the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March on the National Mall on Saturday, going so far as to assert that Jesus was a Palestinian." Wright, who once served as pastor to President Obama, was one of several hours' worth of speakers in Washington, D.C., for an event called Justice or Else! that sought to channel the energy of the Black Lives Matter movement. Wright placed the event in historical context. The same issue is being fought today and has been fought since 1948, and historians are carried...
  • Rev. Wright Speaks at Farrakhans Million Man March: Jesus Was a Palestinian

    10/10/2015 7:31:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/10/15 | Jim Hoft
    Obamas former pastor and spiritual mentor Rev. Jeremiah Wright spoke at Louis Farrakhans Justice or Else rally today in Washington DC.Wright opened his speech with a Muslim greeting. He then told the crowd, Jesus was a Palestinian. (video at link)And, you wonder why Obama treats Israel the way he does?
  • Robert Reichs dire warning: Americas 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.