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  • Our Defining Moral Crisis

    09/08/2014 3:22:41 PM PDT · by GreyFriar · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8 Sep 2014 | Danny Lemeiux
    One of the fundamental problems in our society is that we argue with one another from positions of moral parochialism: we assume that the other party shares our frames of reference. That may have been true in the earlier years of our nation, but I propose that this is no longer the case. Today, we argue from different and fundamentally incompatible moral codes and value systems. It is the dichotomy between the two that confuses our discourse and creates great dangers for our country.
  • Higher Fast-Food Wages: Higher Fast-Food Prices

    09/06/2014 10:39:23 AM PDT · by upchuck · 42 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | Sept 4, 2014 | James Sherk
    Union activists want to raise the minimum wage in the fast-food industry to $15 an hour. However, fast-food restaurants operate on very small profit margins; they could only afford such wages by raising prices—significantly. Higher prices would, in turn, drive customers away, forcing even larger price increases to cover costs. Ultimately, the average fast-food restaurant would have to raise prices by nearly two-fifths. This would cause sales to drop by more than one-third, and profits to fall by more than three-quarters. Absent the widespread adoption of labor-saving technology, the union-led “Fight for 15” would make fast food much more expensive...
  • Want robots at McDonald's? Hike minimum wage: Zell

    09/06/2014 7:19:39 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 102 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3 Sep 2014 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    Want robots at McDonald's? Hike minimum wage: Zell Matthew J. Belvedere | @Matt_Belvedere Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 Video Federal and state efforts to increase the minimum wage are misguided and pose serious risks to the economy and the job market, billionaire Sam Zell told CNBC on Wednesday. "The tinkering with the minimum wage is a very dangerous game," the chairman of Equity Group Investments said in a "Squawk Box" interview. "You start talking about a $13 or a $15 minimum wage, and you're going to have robots that are operating McDonald's."
  • Marxist Feminism’s Ruined Lives

    09/03/2014 1:50:56 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 43 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 9-2-2014 | Mallory Millett
    “When women go wrong men go right after them.” – Mae West “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy; its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” Winston Churchill wrote this over a century ago. During my junior year in high school, the nuns asked about our plans for after we graduated. When I said I was going to attend State University, I noticed their disappointment. I asked my favorite nun, “Why?” She answered, “That means you’ll leave four years later a communist and an atheist!” What a giggle we girls...
  • Leftist Ideology Deconstructed in 1,000 Words

    09/01/2014 11:42:12 AM PDT · by walford · 54 replies
    Facebook ^ | 08/22/2014 | walford
    The toxic thinking and horrible consequences of Leftist ideology put into practice and, as explained in the video below this piece, Why the Left Hates America by Daniel J Flynn The foundational epistemological position of all â€Ș#‎Leftist‬ thought is Marxist dialectical materialism. Most of them may not have studied â€Ș#‎Marx‬, but that is the basis of everything they stand for. It is a form of secular monist philosophy, maintaining that a Heglian World Spirit is guiding history along in an upward progression [hence they call themselves “â€Ș#‎progressives‬.”] Under that paradigm, an existing order continues until its “internal contradictions” come to...
  • China tells journalists to learn 'Marxist news values'

    08/30/2014 7:59:55 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 18 replies
    yahoo news ^ | by Sui-Lee Wee
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China ordered its journalists on Saturday to learn "Marxist news values" and uphold the principles of news as prescribed by the ruling Communist Party, the latest step in President Xi Jinping's crackdown on the media. The guidelines by the All China Journalists' Association are aimed at both traditional and online media and are another sign of Xi's politically conservative agenda. "Let us hold high the banner of socialist core values," the report said, using the party's term for orthodox beliefs. Xi has espoused old school Maoism as he seeks to court powerful elements in the party. Like...
  • CBO revises estimate, warns U.S. economic growth will underwhelm in 2014

    08/27/2014 1:35:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/27/2014 | Noah Rothman
    The Congressional Budget Office released a bit of a good news/bad news report on Wednesday regarding the state of the U.S. economy and federal budget. In the bad news column, CBO projected 2014’s GDP growth at just 1.5 percent. The report blamed this revision on “the surprising economic weakness in the first half of the year.” In early June, the International Monetary Fund projected the United States to grow by just 2 percent this year, revising its own estimate down from a previously anticipated 2.7 percent GDP expansion. This report is not likely to be warmly greeted by the...
  • CBO forecasts $506 billion budget deficit for 2014 (1.5% GDP)

    08/27/2014 7:41:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Market Watch ^ | August 27, 2014 | By Robert Schroeder
    The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday raised its estimate of the federal government’s budget deficit for the current fiscal year as it slashed its growth forecast, and warned red ink was due to rise in coming years if Washington doesn’t change current laws. In an update of budget and economic projections for 2014 to 2024, the nonpartisan CBO said the U.S. government’s deficit for fiscal 2014 will be $506 billion, or 2.9% of gross domestic product. The new estimate is $14 billion more than the agency’s prior estimate for the year, issued in April. The agency lowered its projection of...
  • Schlafly: Faulty Ideas About Marriage

    08/19/2014 11:10:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 19, 2014 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Political junkies will remember how former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels was being groomed to run for president in 2012 before he made his foolish statement that the next president should "call a truce on the so-called social issues." Americans do not want a leader who is unable or unwilling to articulate and lead on important social issues. Four years after the Daniels misstep, many have failed to learn that lesson. The New York Times has proclaimed the "libertarian moment" has arrived, by which they seem to mean libertarian ideas about marriage and the family. We hear people say the libertarian...
  • The Obama Vacation Beat: Friday, August 15, A perfect day for a bike ride in the State Forest

    08/16/2014 6:12:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Martha's Vineyard Times ^ | August 15, 2014 | BY NELSON SIGELMAN
    On another gorgeous Martha’s Vineyard summer day, President Obama, Michelle and daughter Malia behaved like any other vacationing family — the difference being a train of SUVs, reporters and Secret Service agents — and went for a bike ride in the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest. President Obama departed his vacation home in Chilmark at 11:18 am for West Tisbury, according to pool press reports. The motorcade arrived at a bike path in West Tisbury at 11:38 am and the Obamas and their security contingent pedaled away. The traveling press pool traveled by van a few miles to a scenic...
  • The Middle Class, Refugees in their Own Country

    08/07/2014 6:02:20 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/07/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    America, the former “land of the free, home of the brave” is crony capitalism ruled by an anti-American socialist/Marxist regime “We pretend to work and they pretend to pay us.” - Anonymous My reality today in America, the former “land of the free, home of the brave” is crony capitalism ruled by an anti-American socialist/Marxist regime. I feel like the musicians on the Titanic.
  • The Feds Could Kill Off The Entire Franchise System, Not Just McDonald's

    08/05/2014 10:05:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Forbes ^ | 08/05/2014 | Tim Worstall
    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) made a very strange decision last week to rule that McDonald's MCD -0.23% the corporation, was a joint employer of the staff in the franchised restaurants. It was, of course, at the urging of those labour activists who would like to union organise in the sector. Dealing with one national company is obviously going to be easier than dealing with thousands of independent business owners. There’s a number of problems with this decision ranging from the way that it overturns what has long thought to be settled law, to it obviating already signed contracts...
  • New Study Sees Atlantic Warming Behind a Host of Recent Climate Shifts

    08/03/2014 12:48:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 3, 2014 | By ANDREW C. REVKIN
    Using climate models and observations, a fascinating study in this week’s issue of Nature Climate Change points to a marked recent warming of the Atlantic Ocean as a powerful shaper of a host of notable changes in climate and ocean patterns in the last couple of decades — including Pacific wind, sea level and ocean patterns, the decade-plus hiatus in global warming and even California’s deepening drought Here’s the University of New South Wales news release: Atlantic warming turbocharges Pacific trade winds. Record breaking trade winds may have led to hiatus in global surface average temperatures. New research has found...
  • Shattering Myths to Help the Climate

    08/02/2014 7:44:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 2, 2014 | By ROBERT H. FWANK
    Each new climate-change study seems more pessimistic than the last. This May and June, for example, were the hottest ones on record for the planet. Effective countermeasures now could actually ward off many of these threats at relatively modest cost. Yet despite a robust scientific consensus that greenhouse gas emissions are at the root of the problem, legislation to curb them has gone nowhere in Congress. In response, President Obama has proposed stricter regulations on electric utilities, which some scientists warn may be too little, too late. Why aren’t we demanding more forceful action? One reason may be the frequent...
  • El Salvador: 'A new progressive hope for Latin America'

    07/28/2014 7:52:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    The Green Leaf Weekly (Communists) ^ | July 28, 2014 | By Marta Harnecker
    What does the triumph of FMLN candidate Salvador Sanchez Ceren, in the March 9 presidential elections in El Salvador represent for Latin America? I see his victory as very significant because it not only further strengthens the progressive current expanding through Latin America since the 1998 triumph of Chavez in Venezuela, but because he is the first president since Chile's Salvador Allende to reach the presidency by putting forward a project that he had no qualms in calling socialist. At the same time, he has explained socialism as a democratic, participatory project that is not decreed from above. This idea...
  • IATA seeks meeting with Venezuela president over money owed to airlines

    07/28/2014 7:35:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 28, 2014 | by Victoria Bryan
    A leading air transport industry body has called for a top-level meeting with the Venezuelan president to discuss ways to restore over $4 billion of airlines' money that is trapped in the country due to its currency controls. President Nicolas Maduro's government requires airlines to sell tickets in the bolivar currency but has been slow to allow them to repatriate the earnings. IATA said on Monday that international capacity on routes to Venezuela is down 36 percent year-on-year, or down 49 percent from 2013 peaks. "Confidence in the market is falling sharply," Tyler said. "Venezuela risks becoming disconnected from the...
  • Who Is Most To Blame For Climate Change?

    07/25/2014 7:29:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    NPR ^ | July 24, 2014 | by BARBARA J. KING
    Here in southeastern Virginia, our biggest city, Norfolk, is saddled with an unwanted claim to fame. Norfolk is the place "where normal tides have risen 1.5 feet over the past century and the sea is rising faster than anywhere else on the East Coast." NPR notes that the Norfolk area "is particularly vulnerable because the land is sinking as sea levels are rising." As we frequently discuss here at 13.7, human-caused (anthropogenic) climate change is a global problem. Surprisingly, at least to me, the evidence points to a narrative of universal blame, instead of one in which the "big countries"...
  • 2013 State of the Climate: CO2, heat, oceans rise; glaciers retreat

    07/18/2014 3:36:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 18, 2014 | By ELIENE AUGENBRAUN
    The Earth got its annual checkup, and according to climate scientists around the globe, it looks as though its fever is continuing to rise. NOAA released the 24th annual State of the Climate report, on July 17 2014, including data compiled by 425 scientists in 57 countries. According to Thomas Karl, director of NOAA's National Climatic Data Center, "The climate is changing more rapidly in today's world than at any time in modern civilization." When asked how he would rate the health of the planet, he compared it to how a person might look at unwanted weight gain over time....
  • Is Obama Waging Jihad?

    07/18/2014 6:40:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Not a week goes by that I'm not called or emailed by hundreds of fans who believe we have a foreigner and Muslim in the White House. I've disagreed for six years now. We have to take our President at his word. He says he is a Christian, he attends church, so he is a Christian. So let's throw that theory away. But I've met quite a few Christians who are both Marxists and radical Muslim sympathizers. It’s now clear that Obama is one of them. Why hide from it? It’s no crime. Obama should embrace the truth. Is he...
  • Is Obama Experiencing a Power Thing by Destroying America According Using the Cloward-Piven Plan?

    07/07/2014 7:13:01 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 11 replies
    Self | July 7, 2014 | Self(vanity)
    Obviously Obama is using Cloward-Piven strategy to destroy our beloved country before our very eyes by flooding the system of welfare with illegals as well as Obamacare subsidies, getting student aid and 49% of the public receiving govt. assistance. Time to remove him from power.................
  • Why Presbyterians Took Up the ‘Palestinian Cause’-merger of Christianity, Marxism, Edward Said

    07/07/2014 7:15:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 32 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 7, 2014 | David Paulin
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Why Presbyterians Took Up the ‘Palestinian Cause’Posted By David Paulin On July 7, 2014 @ 12:30 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments What has happened to America’s Presbyterians? Leaders of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) have joined ranks with the radical left in recent years. They vilify Israel, apologize for Islamic terrorists, and cheer on the Palestinian cause.Now, these leftist elites are savoring an important victory, having pushed through a resolution to divest from U.S. companies operating in Israel: Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions, and Hewlett Packard. The contentious vote in the church’s general assembly passed by a...
  • Misconceptions helped kill Australian carbon tax (barf alert)

    07/06/2014 7:29:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 6, 2014 2:18 AM EDT | Rod McGuirk
    … Opponents of the carbon tax implemented in 2012 had the media largely on their side. Electricity prices soared—not mainly because of the tax, but because power companies were spending billions on infrastructure. Most electricity users were compensated for the added cost of the tax, but many of them didn’t know that. And rising gas prices fed the fury—even though the tax didn’t apply to gasoline. Australia’s experience illustrates how easy it is to scuttle complicated environmental laws, and serves as a warning to President Barack Obama, whose recent proposal to force a 30 percent cut in power plants’ carbon...
  • Obama and Dems increase importation of US citizen replacements and enemies of USA

    07/03/2014 2:03:39 PM PDT · by detective · 8 replies
    Renew America ^ | July 3, 2014 | Sher Zieve
    In a calculated plan to replace US citizen voters, Obama and the Democrats devised an Orwellian scheme that is now playing out in front of ours and the world's eyes. Obama is disenchanted with the fact that he is still not recognized as King or Emperor of America and his supplicant Democrats are demanding the titles of Duke and Duchess. Therefore, as he's been getting away with it since he usurped the Office of POTUS with no elected official anywhere stopping him, Obama is – yet again – committing treason against the USA and its people via "providing aid and...
  • We've Crossed A Tipping Point: Most Americans Now Receive Govt. Benefits (Happy Dependence Day!)

    07/03/2014 11:57:08 PM PDT · by quesney · 301 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/02/2014 @ 4:45PM | Merill Matthews
    Obamacare has pushed us over the entitlements tipping point. In 2011 some 49.2 percent of U.S. households received benefits from one or more government programs—about 151 million out of an estimated 306.8 million Americans—according to U.S. Census Bureau data released last October. Currently, around 6 million to 7 million Americans who have signed up for Obamacare are receiving taxpayer-provided subsidies (though the administration’s numbers cannot be trusted, it’s all we have to work with). There are another 3 million who have signed up for Medicaid. That means some 10 million Americans—or a total of about 161 million—are now getting government...
  • When Man is the Measure of All Things

    07/02/2014 2:03:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 2, 2014 | STEPHEN M. KRASON
    The distinguished political philosopher Leo Strauss was supposed to have said that the only two things in life really worth talking about are God and politics. That’s because at a most fundamental level they are inextricably intertwined. A skewed notion of the very nature of God and whether man acknowledges him—or tries to substitute himself for God—is at the crux of the turmoil, fanaticism, and destructiveness of the politics of our day and of much of the last hundred years.This is seen well in two books of the last decade. Robert R. Reilly’s The Closing of the Muslim Mind...
  • Common Core Subtraction

    07/02/2014 8:51:46 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 30, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Big name Republicans giving their full-throated support to the Obama Administration’s Common Core education reforms don’t dwell too much on what they are. They don’t look good in close-up. Common Core State Standards “Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in math were developed to address the criticism that national math curriculums were ‘a mile wide and an inch deep,’” Sarah Perry writes in a Family Research Council (FRC) issue brief. “The drafters sought to develop more focus and coherence through the standards, with the belief that those students who can explain mathematical rules would have a better chance at succeeding in...
  • Dr. Duke Pesta - Common Core - Manufacturing Compliant Drones

    06/29/2014 8:22:40 AM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 6 replies
    The Mind Renewed ^ | June 27, 2014 | Julian Charles and Dr. Duke Pesta
    Everyone believes in "standards" don't they? So what could possibly be wrong with "Common Core" (the US education system's "Common Core State Standards Initiative")? After all, is it not "a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English... created to ensure that all students graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, career, and life, regardless of where they live"?* Not according to Dr. Duke Pesta, professor of English at The University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, who joins us for an extended and detailed interview on the genesis, content and ideology of Common Core...
  • Venezuela blackout leaves commuters scrambling, silences president

    06/27/2014 3:07:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 27, 2014 | BY BRIAN ELLSWORTH AND PATRICIA VELEZ
    A blackout cut power to much of Venezuela on Friday, snarling traffic in the capital Caracas and other major cities as authorities scrambled to restore electricity after the outage, which twice interrupted a presidential broadcast. Pedestrians streamed into the streets of Caracas as the blackout shuttered the underground metro trains and left frustrated drivers honking in the chaos without stoplights. The OPEC nation has suffered an increasing number of power outages in recent years, which critics have attributed to low electricity tariffs and limited state investment following the 2007 nationalization of the power sector. Critics call the power problems a...
  • Barack & Marx: Why Revolution is the Only Game in Town

    06/22/2014 5:13:51 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/22/14 | Kelly O'Connell
    Much like DeQuincy’s autobiographical Confessions of an Opium Eater, a true Marxist is addicted to Revolution. Why? Because only through revolution can a liberal hope to overturn government enough to force his fellow citizens into embracing socialism. But why the desperate demand for all persons to acquiesce to communism? Because Marxism is a religion, and a violently missionary one, at that.
  • Beauty-Obsessed Venezuelans Dealing With Another Shortage: Personal Hygiene Products

    06/21/2014 5:13:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 79 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | June 19, 2014 | By Ángel Bermúdez
    Venezuela, a country that takes great pride in its looks, is dealing with an issue that has the country in a major tizzy – shortages in beauty products. That means women and men so accustomed to looking their best are now having to do without shampoo, cosmetics and, hold your breath, even deodorant. The cash-strapped government has been dealing with all sorts of scarcities – from staples like milk to medical supplies – because the country has put controls on the purchase of hard currency. And while certain shortages have been more critical – like diapers and coffins – Venezuelans...
  • Businesses launch legal challenge to Seattle's $15 minimum wage

    06/18/2014 4:54:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    FOX News ^ | June 18, 2014 | By Dan Springer
    Many Seattle workers are about to see their income go way up, after the City Council unanimously passed a $15 minimum wage earlier this month. But faster than you can get a happy meal at McDonald's, the ordinance is facing a legal challenge. “I guarantee not everyone will survive,” warned David Jones, who owns a Subway franchise in Seattle. “This discriminatory law will affect some franchisees and they will go out of business.” The International Franchise Association, representing those concerns, has sued over the wage hike, specifically objecting to the fact the ordinance treats franchises as big businesses and requires...
  • Obama calls for action on climate change, takes aim at doubters

    06/16/2014 12:08:42 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 6/14/2014 | James Queally
    President Obama, in an address speech to UC Irvine graduates Saturday, took aim at congressional Republicans and others who dispute climate change, saying they posed a threat to the future.
  • Wage hike executive order moves forward, but workers want more

    06/12/2014 3:27:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    MSNBC News ^ | June 12, 2014 | By Ned Resnikoff
    In Washington D.C., low-wage protesters aren’t settling for half-measures. On Thursday, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez unveiled a proposed rule to lift the wage floor to $10.10 per hour, potentially hiking the pay of up to 200,000 employees of federal contractors. Yet the step forward has not satisfied the workers’ organization Good Jobs Nation, which is now demanding the right to collectively bargain with their employers. “I’m grateful to the President for raising my wage to $10 an hour, but it’s not enough to care for my son,” says Rodelma Acosta, a McDonald’s worker at the Pentagon, in a statement from...
  • 22 Devastating Effects Of Climate Change

    06/11/2014 2:59:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 11, 2014 | by LESLIE BAEHR
    Major negative effects of climate change are here now and they're only getting worse. We've gathered some notable effects of climate change below. 1. Climate change will be insanely expensive. 2. Hundreds of millions of people may be displaced by 2050. 3. Dengue and malaria could spread in the U.S. 4. Western wildfires could burn up to eight times as much land by 2100. 5. An additional 8% of the world population will experience water scarcity by 2100. 6. Hurricanes could become up to 11% more intense and 20% wetter by 2100. 7. Four times as many New Yorkers could...
  • Paul Krugman: The Climate Domino

    06/06/2014 12:46:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 5, 2014 | Paul Krugman
    Maybe it’s me, but the predictable right-wing cries of outrage over the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rules on carbon seem oddly muted and unfocused. I mean, these are the people who managed to create national outrage over nonexistent death panels. Now the Obama administration is doing something that really will impose at least some pain on some people. Where are the eye-catching fake horror stories? For what it’s worth, however, the attacks on the new rules mainly involve the three C’s: conspiracy, cost and China. That is, right-wingers claim that there isn’t any global warming, that it’s all a hoax...
  • The VA Death Panels (Saturbray)

    05/24/2014 11:00:46 AM PDT · by bray · 4 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 5/24/14 | bray
    For I will restore you to health and I will heal you of your wounds delares the Lord, because they have called you an outcast, saying: “It is Zion; no one cares for her.”’ Jeremiah 30:17 Why should anyone be surprised there were death lists at the VA, it is the natural process of Marxism. There is no way a socialist enterprise can compete with a free market one due to the lack of profit incentives which are replaced with political ones. There is no natural selection or efficiency necessities due to budgeting and making dollars go as far as...
  • Teacher Shocks Audience When He Reveals Why He Co-Authored ‘Common Core’ Education Standard (Video)

    05/22/2014 3:19:39 PM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 35 replies
    Summary of Campus Reform article via Top Right News ^ | 05-22-2014 | Caleb Bonham, Campus Reform summarized by Jason DeWitt
    by Jason DeWitt | Top Right NewsA teacher who helped write the controversial Common Core State Standards informed a shocked audience that he was motivated to do so because he is a “white male” who has been “given a lot of privilege that I didn’t earn.”Dr. David Pook, a professor at Granite State College and chair of the history department at the Derryfield School in Manchester, New Hampshire, had just been introduced at the event at New Hampshire Institute of Politics on Monday night when he delved into his ties to Common Core. “The reason why I helped write the standards and the reason...
  • Enza Ferreri on the Leftist Ideology Disease

    05/21/2014 3:18:10 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 1 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 19 April 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    You can see the video of this speech by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link above. Here is the transcript. Vote for Liberty GB in the European Elections on the 22nd of May because Liberty GB is the only credible party that can change what's wrong, since it's the only party which has clear ideas about what caused it. Today's major symptoms of the disease that affects Britain – mass immigration, Islamisation, multiculturalism – have been caused by the Left's cultural dominance in Britain – as all over the West – over the past 50-60 years. Uncontrolled immigration –...
  • Of Men and Mules

    05/21/2014 5:55:16 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 2 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | May 20 2014 | Dave Blount
    The WVAS talk show was trying to discuss interracial adoption. But the conversation quickly deteriorated when a call came in from Alabama State Rep. Alvin Holmes. Listen in amazement as this public servant proclaims that the government should recognize sexual relationships between men and mules as “marriages” (you might want to jump to 3:34 or so): Video Somehow, even after men are getting married to mules, folks like Holmes will still manage to lead us even further downhill.
  • Michelle Obama Would Like Students to Monitor Family Members for Racial Insensitivity

    05/19/2014 10:52:25 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 86 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 19 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    First lady Michelle Obama is encouraging students to monitor their older relatives, friends and co-workers for any racially insensitive comments they might make, and to challenge those comments whenever they’re made. The first lady spoke on Friday to graduating high school students in Topeka, Kansas, and in remarks released over the weekend, Obama said students need to police family and friends because federal laws can only go so far in stopping racism. -SNIP- [O]ur laws may no longer separate us based on our skin color, but nothing in the Constitution says we have to eat together in the lunchroom, or...
  • Food should be regulated like tobacco, say campaigners

    05/18/2014 9:19:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 82 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 18, 2014 | By Pippa Stephens
    The food industry should be regulated like the tobacco industry as obesity poses a greater global health risk than cigarettes, say international groups. Consumers International and the World Obesity Federation are calling for the adoption of more stringent rules. These could include pictures on food packaging of damage caused by obesity, similar to those on cigarette packets. The new rules could include reducing the levels of salt, saturated fat and sugar in food, improving food served in hospitals and schools, imposing stricter advertising controls, and educating the public about healthy eating. Artificial trans-fats should be removed from all food and...
  • Switzerland 'rejects world's highest minimum wage'

    05/18/2014 5:33:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 18, 2014
    Swiss voters have rejected a proposal to introduce what would be the highest minimum wage in the world in a referendum, first projections indicate. Under the plan, employers would have had to pay workers a minimum 22 Swiss francs (about $25; Ł15; 18 euros) an hour. Supporters said the move was necessary for people to live a decent life. But critics argued that it would raise production costs and increase unemployment.
  • The fight for a global minimum wage

    05/15/2014 9:35:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 15, 2014 | By Christine Owens
    On Thursday, fast-food workers in more than 30 countries across six continents will take coordinated action on an unprecedented scale. In the United States, they will walk off their jobs in 150 cities — the largest strike ever. Workers around the world will join these protests in 80 cities. The protestors are set to take over a McDonald’s during lunchtime rush hour in Belgium; hold flash-mobs at McDonald’s restaurants across the Philippines, and conduct a teach-in at McDonald’s headquarters in New Zealand. The spread of the fast-food movement to the global stage is notable for the speed at which it...
  • Obama Blocks Keystone To Start Energy Takeover

    05/13/2014 5:00:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Investors.com ^ | May 13, 2014 | Scott Powell
    After successfully bringing more than 30% of the U.S. economy — the health care and financial services industries — under political control during his first term, President Obama made it clear last week that a priority of his second term is to go after the energy sector — another 10.5%. The purpose of the White House's orchestrated release of the National Climate Assessment on May 7 was to set the stage to drive energy markets and fossil fuels under the heel of more government regulation. Most Americans would celebrate knowing that the U.S. is on the cusp of oil and...
  • CDF head: Pope Francis has close ties with liberation theology

    05/02/2014 2:08:03 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 27 replies
    The Tablet ^ | 5/2/14 | Christa Pongratz-Lippitt
    Pope Francis has close ties with liberation theology, the prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the body that once condemned the movement, has said. In a lengthy interview in the German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller said Pope Francis “is not so much a liberation theologian in the academic sense, but as far as pastoral work is concerned, he has close ties with liberation theology’s concerns. What we can learn from him is the insight that there is no pastoral work without profound theology and vice versa”. In the 1980s the...
  • Pope Francis to UN delegation: “legitimate redistribution of economic benefits by the State”

    05/09/2014 1:56:14 PM PDT · by NYer · 44 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | May 9, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Today Pope Francis addressed a delegation of the UN – which I remind you is a principle agent for promoting abortion world-wide.Below please find the full text of Pope Francis’ address to the United Nations Agencies, Funds and Programmes on Friday, led by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.There is some blah blah at first, but keep reading. My emphases and comments.NOTE: A lot of this is simply warmed up John Paul II and Benedict XVI. There isn’t much new here, apart from the terrible wording about the State and redistribution. But we can, for the most part, say “Ho hum!...
  • Pope Francis demands 'legitimate redistribution' of wealth

    05/09/2014 7:15:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 306 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 05/09/2014 | NICOLE WINFIELD
    VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis called Friday for governments to redistribute wealth to the poor in a new spirit of generosity to help curb the "economy of exclusion" that is taking hold today. Francis made the appeal during a speech to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the heads of major U.N. agencies who met in Rome this week. Latin America's first pope has frequently lashed out at the injustices of capitalism and the global economic system that excludes so much of humanity, though his predecessors have voiced similar concerns. On Friday, Francis called for the United Nations to promote...
  • Pope Francis: Zacchaeus and “legitimate redistribution”

    05/09/2014 7:11:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/09/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The latest speech from Pope Francis is leading Drudge and the Twittersphere, and for good reason. Any time a world leader talks about “legitimate redistribution” in regard to economic policy, it raises eyebrows, if not hackles. In the case of this pontiff, the highlight of that phrase provokes heightened scrutiny. However, the longer context of Francis’ remarks this morning to UN leadership provides a much more nuanced picture of Francis’ view of economic policy — although probably not nuanced enough for libertarian ears: With this in mind, I would like to remind you, as representatives of the chief agencies of...
  • Pope demands 'legitimate redistribution' of wealth

    05/09/2014 6:04:29 AM PDT · by Abathar · 138 replies
    AP ^ | May 9,2014 | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis called Friday for governments to redistribute wealth to the poor in a new spirit of generosity to help curb the "economy of exclusion" that is taking hold today.
  • Podesta Helps Obama Play Dictator

    05/06/2014 2:07:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 6, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's move on to the White House now and the reestablishment of climate change and global warming as a new primary impetus of the White House because it offers the president opportunities to be dictatorial. Executive orders and executive actions. Now, John Podesta was dragged out yesterday to all of a sudden make some comments about this. John Podesta was Bill Clinton's chief-of-staff, and he's over at a think tank. I think it's The Center for American Progress. I get 'em confused. Think Progress, Center for American Progress, Advanced Liberal -- (interruption) Center for American Progress, yeah....