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  • Commentary: In an extreme world, Democrats need to move left

    10/16/2017 1:51:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 16, 2017 | by Leonard Pitts Jr.
    I’ve been struggling with this question for a month. A Democratic state legislator rose after a speech and asked me a simple thing: What should Democrats do now? What should their message be? I had no idea how to answer that. Indeed, as internecine fighting loudly fractures the GOP, Democrats quietly struggle with a civil war of their own. Largely shut out of power at the state and federal levels, the party is torn between pragmatists who want to chase Donald Trump’s voters with a centrist economic agenda and insurrectionists a la Bernie Sanders who want to move hard to...
  • How Marxism Fueled The National Anthem Protests At Football Games

    10/16/2017 7:50:39 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/16/17 | David Byrne
    Colin Kaepernick and his supporters may not realize it, but their ideas originate in a nineteenth-century German who interpreted the world as a struggle between oppressors and oppressed. When Colin Kaepernick, then a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, refused to stand for the national anthem in 2016, he probably had no idea what he was starting. But Kaepernick also probably had no idea where his own ideas originated. Like so many left-wing beliefs, Kaepernick’s intellectual odyssey begins with the nineteenth-century German philosopher Karl Marx. Marx explained the world through exploitation and oppression. A struggle between oppressor (evil) and oppressed...
  • Tax Amnesia and How to Fix It

    10/15/2017 6:39:44 AM PDT · by WWII_Historian · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 15, 2017 | Gary Gindler
    The long-term tax legacy in America is as such: the second and third items of the Communist Manifesto of Karl Marx – the progressive tax and the inheritance tax – are fully and legally implemented. Trump's plan leaves the second item of the Communist Manifesto intact (a progressive tax with some modifications) but terminates the third item – the tax on inheritance.
  • IMF tells rich nations that greater urgency needed on climate change

    10/11/2017 9:00:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 10, 2017 | by Gareth Hutchens
    The International Monetary Fund has warned the world’s richest nations to have a greater sense of urgency about climate change. The IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), released overnight, has dedicated an entire chapter to the impact of weather shocks and climate change on global economic activity. It warns coping with climate change will be one of the “fundamental challenges” of the 21st century, saying richer countries must help low-income economies adapt to rapidly increasing temperatures. “Climate change is a negative global externality of potentially catastrophic proportions and only collective action and multilateral cooperation can effectively address its causes and...
  • The Intellectual Roots of the War against Columbus

    10/09/2017 9:37:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | October 9, 2017 | Jennifer C. Braceras
    Bashing Christopher Columbus has long been de rigueur among the liberal elite. Today, it has infiltrated our nation’s classrooms and poisons our public discourse. You know the mantra: Columbus was a greedy and egomaniacal villain who brought slavery, disease, “genocide,” and ecological ruin to a previously undisturbed land. Rather than honor this legacy of “hate,” the argument goes, Americans should celebrate the peaceful indigenous peoples who populated this hemisphere long before their lands were stolen by European explorers. The war against Columbus is cloaked in the lexicon of “diversity” and the rhetoric of “inclusion.” But what many of its foot...
  • Communism: A bad idea even in 1844

    10/08/2017 5:58:27 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 43 replies
    Dissident ^ | September 15, 2017 | Joshua Dill
    Throughout the 20th Century, Karl Marx’s visage often appeared on communist banners in the guise of a mighty, bearded prophet, the first and greatest in an array of great thinkers that also included Engels, Lenin, Stalin, and Mao. So it may be slightly odd and amusing to think of him in his mid-20s living in Paris as the editor of a magazine. Digging into the letters and writings that Marx produced in those years, and the writings of those who knew him, always turns up something interesting—and occasionally something utterly fascinating. The year was 1844. Hoping to unite German and...
  • The Left Hates You. Act Accordingly.

    10/04/2017 3:39:57 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 84 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2/6/17 | Kurt Schlicter
    They hate you. Leftists don’t merely disagree with you. They don’t merely feel you are misguided. They don’t think you are merely wrong. They hate you. They want you enslaved and obedient, if not dead. Once you get that, everything that is happening now will make sense. And you will understand what you need to be ready to do. You are normal, and therefore a heretic. You refuse to bow to their idols, to subscribe to their twisted catechisms, to praise their false gods. This is unforgivable. You must burn. Crazy talk? Just ask them. Go ahead. Go on social...
  • Climate change: Ministers should be 'sued' over targets

    09/27/2017 9:55:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | September 7, 2017 | By Roger Harrabin, BBC environment analyst
    Ministers should tighten the UK's official climate change target - or face the courts, the government's former chief scientist has said. Prof Sir David King is supporting a legal case forcing ministers to shrink carbon emissions to zero by 2050. He says the current government goal - an 80% emissions cut by the same date - is too weak to protect the climate. Ministers have promised more ambitious climate policies in their forthcoming and long-delayed Clean Growth plan. But Prof King told BBC News the government knew the 80% target cut behind that plan was too weak. Some 18 months...
  • Greedy Capitalists Didn’t Rape Venezuela, Greedy Socialists Did

    09/25/2017 6:37:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | September 25, 2017 | Susan Stamper Brown
    “From the Soviet Union to Cuba, Venezuela, wherever socialism or communism has been adopted, it has delivered anguish, devastation and failure. Those who preach the tenets of these discredited ideologies only contribute to the continued suffering of the people who live under these cruel systems…”– President Donald Trump, Sept. 19.A big takeaway from my prior years in ministry is that things aren’t always as they seem. Sometimes people hide dark secrets behind nice smiles and happy faces. Here in the U.S., gobs of sorely misinformed people fantasize about the pie-in-the-sky idea of socialism, having no idea all it does is...
  • What is Evil?

    09/25/2017 12:13:04 PM PDT · by spirited irish · 7 replies
    Renew America ^ | Sept. 25, 2017 | Linda Kimball
    During the course of the 20th century socialist and communist regimes brutally murdered somewhere between 160,000,000-350,000,000 men, women, and children in their maddened attempts at building the ideal society free from evil, especially the evils 'caused' by the Christian God, the Fall, monogamous marriage, the two created sexes, ethical restraints, cultural taboos and all conditions that make for envy: "When I say that Marxism is based on envy, I mean that the glorious revolution of the proletariat...was really a promise to put a final end to all the conditions that make for envy." (Joseph Epstein, author and former editor of...
  • Who Should Pay for Damage Associated With Climate Change – and Who Should Be Compensated?

    09/22/2017 10:24:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Futurism ^ | September 21, 2017 | by June Javelosa
    Hurricanes in the Caribbean and deadly floods across South Asia have once again raised the issue of climate justice. The association between such events and climate change is now beyond serious question: we have had 30 years of well-founded scientific warnings about the relationship between increasing global temperatures and the incidence and severity of extreme weather. Much more problematic is the question of responsibility for climate change itself, and who should justly pay compensation for the resulting damage. Responsibility for global warming was usually framed as an obligation for developed states to make the initial moves to reduce their emissions,...
  • Sorority Sisters at UNH Being Investigated For Singing "N-Word" In Online Video

    09/21/2017 4:30:32 PM PDT · by Jim Noble · 26 replies
    Union Leader ^ | September 21, 2017 | Kimberly Haas
    DURHAM — A University of New Hampshire sorority is under investigation after a video was posted on Facebook Tuesday showing Alpha Phi members singing the rap song “Gold Digger,” which includes the N-word. UNH spokesman Erika Mantz said Wednesday that no disciplinary action against the sorority sisters has been taken, but the incident is under review. “We believe strongly in the right to free speech as recognized by the First Amendment, and we believe equally in the right of every member of our community to feel safe and respected. We continue to work to improve our campus culture through education,...
  • People in Two U.S. States Will Get $1,000 a Month in a New Basic Income Trial

    09/21/2017 11:22:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    Futurism ^ | September 21, 2017 | by Brad Jones
    Startup incubator Y Combinator is expanding their research into the benefits of universal basic income (UBI). In a new blog post published on the company’s website this week, they reveal their plans to pick 3,000 individuals from two states at random to receive a monthly cash handout. 1,000 participants will receive $1,000 per month for a period up to five years, while the other 2,000 will receive $50 per month, serving as the control group. Y Combinator hopes to find out how basic income can help people respond to economic instability and uncertainty, or perhaps even find alternatives to UBI...
  • Three Democratic congressmen arrested at Trump Tower protest

    09/20/2017 9:03:46 AM PDT · by Hadean · 15 replies
    UPI ^ | Sept. 20, 2017 | Ray Downs   
    Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Three Democratic congressmen were arrested outside Trump Tower in New York City while protesting for immigrants' rights. Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva of Arizona, Luis V. Gutierrez of Illinois and Adriano Espaillat of New York were arrested on civil disobedience charges. Melissa Mark-Viverito, speaker of the New York City Council, and six other protesters were also arrested. "I stood in front of Trump Tower today with a whole lot of DREAMers, immigrants and Americans to say enough to Trump and his criminalization of our immigrant communities," Grijalva wrote on his official Facebook page. In a statement, Guttierez...
  • Columbia Marxist club scoffs at 'scare stories' about Venezuela

    09/20/2017 8:04:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | September 20, 2017 | Toni Airaksinen
    The Columbia University Marxist Association recently praised Venezuela's “revolutionary mass movement” and “tremendous gains in social programs and communal self government.” The group dedicated its first meeting of the semester Monday to uncovering the “reality” of Venezuela’s government, arguing that this is needed because “capitalist media” only promotes “scare stories” about the socialist regime.
  • Democrats and Plutocrats

    09/19/2017 10:11:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | September 19, 2017 | by REIHAN SALAM
    The Democratic party faces a dilemma. Since its inception, the party has defined itself as the champion of the little guy and a bulwark against plutocracy. Over the past few years, however, a funny thing has happened: The plutocrats have been joining the party en masse, and they’re changing it in the process. When we take a more granular look at the millionaires and billionaires of Silicon Valley, where most of America’s biggest new fortunes are being minted, we find that they are overwhelmingly Democratic. The left-liberalism of the Silicon Valley elite is reflected in support for drastically higher taxes...
  • Press regulator censures Mail on Sunday for global warming claims

    09/18/2017 7:57:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 17, 2017 | by Fiona Harvey
    Claims in the Mail on Sunday that global warming data had been exaggerated in order to secure the Paris climate change agreement have been criticised by the UK’s press regulator. The Independent Press Standards Organisation censured the newspaper for publishing a story in early February that was flawed in key aspects. The news story suggested that data from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), one of the world’s gold-standard sources of weather and climate research, had been treated in such a way as to suggest greater warming than had really occurred. The research hinged on the “pause” in...
  • Democrats Follow Bernie Sanders Off a Cliff

    09/15/2017 8:26:52 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 15 Sep, 2017 | Matthew Continetti
    How rudderless is the Democratic Party? Its membership is so bereft of leadership and policy direction that 16 of its senators have signed on to a health care bill sponsored by a self-avowed independent democratic socialist from Vermont. The "Medicare for All Act of 2017" would repeal Obamacare, along with most other private and public insurance, and replace it with a government-run, one-size-fits-all, centrally directed system of reimbursement for medical expenses. Sanders, who honeymooned in the Soviet Union, holds the same opinion of health insurance as he does antiperspirants: "You don't necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants...
  • Internal Combustion: If You Can’t Beat ’Em… Ban ’Em!

    09/14/2017 6:12:05 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 74 replies
    american spectator ^ | Eric Peters
    Since they can’t sell electric cars — not enough of them, anyhow — and not without subsidies so huge they amount to outright bribes — the solution appears to be to outlaw all cars except electric cars. This is no joke. There are IC engine No Go Zones in Germany and France. The Brits have just decreed a ban on the sale of internal combustion-engined vehicles period, beginning in 2040. This sounds like a long time from now but isn’t — because car companies begin designing cars about ten years before they see the light of production and so the...
  • Venezuela's new plan to beat hunger: Breed rabbits

    09/14/2017 11:09:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 77 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 14, 2017 | Reuters Staff
    CARACAS - Venezuela’s government this week urged citizens to see rabbits as more than “cute pets” as it defended a plan to breed and eat them even as the opposition says this would do nothing to end chronic food shortages. The “Rabbit Plan” is an effort by the government of President Nicolas Maduro to boost food availability. Authorities have also taught citizens to plant food on roofs and balconies of their homes. Maduro’s adversaries dismiss such ideas as nonsensical, insisting the real problem is a failed model of oil-financed socialism that was unable to survive after crude markets collapsed. The...