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  • Earth Day Dopes

    04/19/2017 4:22:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2017 | John Stossel
    Expect more craziness this weekend. Earth Day is Saturday. This year's theme: Government must "do more" about climate change because "consequences of inaction are too high to risk." They make it sound so simple: 1) Man causes global warming. 2) Warming is obviously harmful. 3) Government can stop it. Each claim is dubious or wrong. This weekend at a movie, I was surprised to be assaulted again by former Vice President Al Gore. In a preview, a puffy-looking Gore suddenly appeared, attacking Donald Trump and mocking critics of his previous movie, "An Inconvenient Truth," the deceitful documentary that spreads fear...
  • There's No Need To Change Federal Law To Offset 'Good Luck'

    03/30/2017 7:44:43 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 30, 2017 | George Leef
    We hear claims that the U.S. needs to make transformative changes so our society will be better (in the eyes of intellectuals, anyway) almost every day. One such claim comes in a new book by an economics professor who argues that lucky people are taking too much of “our” wealth and that’s causing bad consequences for America. Naturally, government can fix that supposed problem. The author, Robert Frank is an economist who has spent decades thinking about the role of luck in our society. More than twenty years ago, he co-authored the book The Winner-Take-All Society, arguing that we have...
  • Monty Python’s Eric Idle wants to put climate change deniers on trial in a world court

    03/16/2017 9:45:31 PM PDT · by TBP · 88 replies
    Twitchy ^ | March 15, 2017 | William A.
    On Wednesday night, Eric Idle, known to many Monty Python fans as Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-as-Sir Lancelot, took aim at climate change deniers. "I think that denying climate change is a crime against humanity. And they should be held accountable in a World Court."
  • Zimbabwe 2.0: South Africa's President Vows To Redistribute White-Owned Land And Businesses

    02/12/2017 4:22:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/12/2017
    In a stark flashback to the events that led to Zimbabwe's terminal collapse into banana republic status, as well as unleashing hyperinflation and economic devastation, on Thursday South African President Jacob Zuma pledged to break up white ownership of business and land to reduce inequality, in a State of the Nation address which as the WSJ reports was disrupted by a fistfight, walkouts and a release of pepper spray in the parliamentary chamber. It appears South Africa is not fond of implementing "Rule 19." Scenes of verbal and physical clashes inside the parliament, some 27 years to the day...
  • How Pope Francis can cleanse the far-right rot from the Catholic Church (BAT $%^& CRAZY ALERT)

    02/09/2017 5:01:54 PM PST · by NRx · 32 replies
    WaPo ^ | 02-09-2017 | Emma-Kate Symons
    Pope Francis needs to take tougher action against the United States’ most influential Catholic in Rome, Cardinal Raymond “Breitbart” Burke. The renegade cleric is not only undermining Francis’s reformist, compassionate papacy, and gospel teaching as it applies to refugees and Muslims, but the rebel prince of the church is also using his position within the walls of the Vatican to legitimize extremist forces that want to bring down Western liberal democracy, Stephen K. Bannon-style. Simply put, the Vatican is facing a political war between the modernizing Pope Francis and a conservative wing that wants to reassert white Christian dominance. Burke...
  • Republicans Are Coming for Your Free Birth Control

    01/12/2017 1:35:13 PM PST · by mdittmar · 86 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | Jan. 12, 2017 | Becca Andrews
    In the effort to dismantle Obamacare, women's health takes a hit. In 2012, a women's preventative health care provision within the Affordable Care Act went into effect making birth control free for women with insurance. When it was first rolled out, an estimated 26.9 million women benefited. If the mandate is struck down, it will leave 55 million women without no-copay birth control.
  • rush to throw out Obamacare could backfire

    01/09/2017 4:18:25 PM PST · by spintreebob · 52 replies
    georgia health news ^ | Jan 4, 2017 | Jack Bernard
    We are the most religious democracy in the world, and our Judeo-Christian ethic demands that we take care of the downtrodden. But we are also the only advanced democracy without universal health coverage. Are we confused . . . or just hypocrites? My bet is that we are very confused. The public’s reaction to Obamacare (also known as the Affordable Care Act, or ACA) is a prime example of our confusion. Most Americans are preoccupied with making a living and raising a family, and rightly so. They have no time to fully examine health care policy issues. Surveys show that...
  • Trump Win Threatens Climate Funds for Poor, a key to Paris Accord

    11/13/2016 7:11:46 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 33 replies
    Marine Link ^ | November 13, 2016 | Joseph R Fonseca
    President-elect Donald Trump's policies are likely to make it harder for developing nations to obtain the growing finance they need to combat climate change, threatening one pillar of a 2015 international agreement to slow global warming.
  • Flashback: Fact-Free 'Middle-Out Economics' (Leftist Dream of Redistribution Over Wealth Creation)

    10/29/2016 5:45:31 AM PDT · by Son House · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | July 29, 2013 | James Pethokoukis
    It’s a new term for the old leftist dream of redistribution over wealth creation. President Obama has finally stopped blaming George W. Bush for America’s current economic mess. Now it’s Ronald Reagan’s fault. Obama didn’t use those exact words or make that explicit claim in his Knox College speech last week, but that’s the gist of it. The Great Recession and its slow-growth, high-unemployment aftermath are really just the culmination of three decades of pro-market economic policies that favored the rich at the expense of the middle class. Here’s how Obama rewrites economic history: The shared national purpose of World...
  • Wealth Redistribution: the original "American Dream"

    08/02/2016 3:32:41 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 8 replies
    When James Truslow Adams invented the phrase "American Dream" in 1931, did he have in mind some nebulous tabula rasa that you or I could put anything you or I wanted to put onto it? Or did Adams have something specific in mind? What was James Truslow Adams' dream? When Adams invented the phrase, here is what he wrote: (the most widely quoted paragraph, seen everywhere around the internet) If, as I have said, the things already listed were all we had had to contribute, America would have made no distinctive and unique gift to mankind. But there has been...
  • Progressivism and the scam of "The American Dream"

    07/25/2016 9:38:04 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 10 replies
    If you only read the title of the blog entry, you're wasting your time and missing the important details. I know I just jammed a big huge red button, but this really needs to be written. It's very important for understanding progressive ideology. First, who invented the phrase "American Dream"? It was James Truslow Adams. What, exactly, did he write? See, what the progressives don't want you and I to do is to actually go and pick up some of these books and commit the heinous act of actually reading them. In The Epic of America, Page 404, he writes:...
  • Dallas and the Leftist/Islamic Alliance -- CAIR’s (and the Left’s) chickens come home to roost.

    07/10/2016 10:11:19 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 8 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | July 11, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Nihad Awad, the Executive Director of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), said it plainly at the 14th Annual MAS-ICNA (Muslim American Society and Islamic Circle of North America) Convention in December 2015: “Black Lives Matter is our matter. Black Lives Matter is our campaign.” Khalilah Sabra, another Muslim activist, told the Muslim conference: “Basically, you are the new black people of America….We are the community that staged a revolution across the world. If we could do that, why can’t we have that revolution in America?” With the murder of five policemen in Dallas by a sniper during a...
  • Hacked Messages Discuss the Plan for a Black Lives Matter “Summer of Chaos” Leading to Martial Law

    07/10/2016 8:12:14 PM PDT · by TXnMA · 111 replies
    USA Today, Baltimore Sun, DC Clothesline via Oath Keepers Website ^ | July 6, 2016 | USA Today, Baltimore Sun, DC Clothesline via "Navy Jack"
    Is U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch coordinating with Black Lives Matter activists to disrupt the upcoming Republican and Democratic National Conventions so that martial law will be declared and the elections suspended/indefinitely postponed? This allegation is the subject of hundreds of articles regarding a series of purported direct messages between three leading Black Lives Matter activists. The messages claim the endorsement and support of U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Their alleged goal, as stated in the messages, is to cancel the Presidential election and keep Barack Obama in office, while also giving him a justification to attempt a declaration of...
  • Riveting post by black police officer confronts BLM with raw honesty.. (strong language)

    07/10/2016 6:16:45 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 7/10/16 | Michele Kirk
    <p>An African-American police officer from Florida has laid bare his heart in a powerful way.</p> <p>Pundits have been talking non-stop since a new wave of sensationalized stories about so-called trigger happy cops hit the news last week.</p> <p>Brutal reality hits officer Jay Stalien in the face every single day and he poured out his feelings on Facebook in a riveting post.</p>
  • Black Lives Matter Activist SHOT DEAD After Breaking Into St. Louis Police Officer’s Home

    07/10/2016 7:11:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/10/16 | Black Lives Matter Activist SHOT DEAD After Breaking Into St. Louis Police Officer’s Home Jim Hoft
    Tyler Gebhard was killed Saturday in St. Louis after trying to break into a police officer’s home. Gebhard had argued with the cop about Black Lives Matter on Facebook. The unidentified cop and Gebhard knew each other through church. Tyler Gebhard was 20 years old. He was shot after he threatened the officer’s wife after she wouldn’t let him in the home and threw a planter through the window. StL Today reported: A former Affton High School football standout forced his way into a South County home and was shot and killed by an off-duty officer inside after a Facebook...
  • Intruder shot by off-duty St. Louis County officer after online argument about Black Lives Matter

    07/10/2016 6:42:16 PM PDT · by plain talk · 29 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 7-10-2016 | denise hollingshed
    A former Affton High School football standout forced his way into a South County home and was shot and killed by an off-duty officer inside after a Facebook dispute over Black Lives Matter apparently boiled over late Saturday afternoon.
  • Off-duty police officer fatally shoots home intruder who had argued with him about BLM

    07/10/2016 3:43:34 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 149 replies
    An off-duty police officer fatally shot a man who was trying to enter his St. Louis-area home late Saturday afternoon, Missouri officials say. According to police, 20-year-old Tyler Gebhard rang the doorbell at the officer’s Lakeshire, Mo., home shortly before 6 p.m. When the officer’s wife answered the door and refused entry, police said, Gebhard, a former high school football star, threw a 50-pound concrete planter through a rear window and attempted to enter. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said Gebhard was shot twice in the chest by the officer, whose name was not released. Gebhard, who was...
  • Harvard’s liberals trying to “steal” historical papers from African American contractor

    10/24/2013 9:51:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/24/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Barack Obama’s pal Henry “skip” Gates, the Harvard professor who couldn’t understand why a White police officer would stop and question him from climbing in his window, is now having trouble understand why a Black contractor won’t give his school historical papers he found in an abandoned house. When cleaning contractor Rufus McDonald found an old trunk in an attic last year he discovered it contained the personal papers of Richard T. Greener, Harvard University’s first Black graduate. The find sent waves of excitement through the academic world especially at Harvard where Skip Gates works. By his own description, the...
  • Ending the Slavery Blame-Game (Obama Favors Reparations in Theory)

    04/23/2010 8:51:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies · 906+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 23, 2010 | Henry Lousi Gates, Jr.
    THANKS to an unlikely confluence of history and genetics — the fact that he is African-American and president — Barack Obama has a unique opportunity to reshape the debate over one of the most contentious issues of America’s racial legacy: reparations, the idea that the descendants of American slaves should receive compensation for their ancestors’ unpaid labor and bondage. There are many thorny issues to resolve before we can arrive at a judicious (if symbolic) gesture to match such a sustained, heinous crime. Perhaps the most vexing is how to parcel out blame to those directly involved in the capture...
  • Reparations for Slavery? The Bill Was Paid–in Blood

    04/24/2010 2:20:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies · 1,986+ views
    True/Slant ^ | April 24, 2010 | Jamie Malanowski
    In yesterday’s Times, the estimable scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. had an odd op-ed article entitled “Ending the Slavery Blame Game. ” What made it odd was its construction. At the heart of the piece was Gates’ very interesting summary of recent scholarship about the complicity of African tribes in capturing African people and selling them to European and American slave traders. Sandwiching this summary, however, was Gates’ bid for op-ed relevance, which was his assertion that this fuller understanding of a broader criminal enterprise would give President Obama “a unique opportunity to reshape the debate over one of the...