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  • Commentary: Why social democrats have become irrelevant

    11/17/2017 10:35:10 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 17, 2017 | by John Lloyd
    In almost every country in Europe, parties of the center-left struggle to remain competitive in the political arena. Yet social democracy - though it can claim success in creating and developing public services which have improved the lives and health of citizens - can now rarely convince its former supporters that it’s still worth their votes. Since the war (WW II), social democratic parties offered capitalism a deal. The state would be largely responsible for public welfare and education, and organized labor would – in varying degrees – be granted strong bargaining rights, even co-determination in enterprises. Capitalism would be...
  • UK mp can't can't answer which country successful with Corbyn's tax/spending(video)

    11/17/2017 8:34:37 AM PST · by Ennis85 · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 17th November 2017 | Guido Fawks
    Labour MP Emily Thornberry is asked by audience member a simple question to answer which country on planet Earth is successful in following Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and shadow chancellor John McDonnell#'s tax and spending policies. She claims Germany and Sweden (none of which follow Labour Party dogma on tax and spend) - the answer is no country follows Labour tax/spend plans. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djrLXprs_F8
  • North Korean Defector had 10-Inch Parasite in His Stomach, Unlike Anything Surgeon Had Seen Before

    11/16/2017 9:24:43 AM PST · by Enchante · 16 replies
    Newsweak via Yahoo News ^ | November 16, 2017 | Sofia Lotto Persio
    An experienced South Korean surgeon operating on a defector from North Korea has described his shock upon finding dozens of unusual parasites inside the man’s stomach, suggesting widespread health issues among the population of the secretive state.... ..."I have been doing surgery for more than 20 years, but I have not seen such parasites. I will not be able to find them in [South] Korea," said Lee, who is a respected trauma specialist in the country.
  • The triumph of Bill Ayers

    11/15/2017 11:37:41 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 12 replies
    americanthinker ^ | November 12, 2017 | Monica Showalter
    One of the latest polls shows a majority of millenials would prefer to live under a socialist, fascist or communist system rather than a capitalist one. One of the Virginia Democrats elected in last week's special election. Lee Carter, is a young unreconstructed socialist, and a member of the far-left Democratic Socialists of America. That organization has seen a fivefold increase in its membership, from about 6,000 to now 30,000. Disillusion with free markets and capitalism is often cited as the reason for this phenomenon. According to an interview with a millennial socialist in The Guardian: “Everyone has student loan...
  • Climate's magic rabbit: Pulling CO2 out of thin air

    11/15/2017 7:34:43 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 15, 2017 | By Matt McGrath
    While CO2 concentrations are now higher than they have been in at least 800,000 years, the gas still only accounts for a tiny 0.04% of our atmosphere. However, extracting carbon dioxide from well mixed air is not just technically difficult, it's expensive as well. A half-hour outside Zurich stands one of the frontline attempts to develop a commercial approach to sucking down CO2. On the roof of a large recycling centre at Hinwil stand 18 metal fans, stacked on top of each, each about the size of a large domestic washing machine. These fans suck in the surrounding air and...
  • Democrats Are Shockingly Unprepared to Fight Climate Change

    11/15/2017 7:24:04 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 15, 2017 | by Robinson Meyer
    There’s a wrinkle in how the United States talks about climate change in 2017, a tension fundamental to the issue’s politics but widely ignored. On one hand, Democrats are the party of climate change. Since the 1990s, as public belief in global warming has become strongly polarized, the Democratic Party has emerged as the advocate of more aggressive climate action. On the other hand, the Democratic Party does not have a plan to address climate change. This is true at almost every level of the policy-making process: It does not have a consensus bill on the issue waiting in the...
  • Global climate action must be gender equal

    11/15/2017 7:17:35 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 15, 2017 | by Hilda Heine
    Women bear the heaviest brunt of global warming, and are less empowered to contribute to solutions. A new action plan agreed at the Bonn climate talks aims to reverse this inequality. The women of the Marshall Islands and the Pacific have been fighting colonialism and injustice for a long time. They bore the brunt of the long term effects of nuclear testing, and women leaders like Lijon Eknilang and Darlene Keju-Johnson brought these issues to the international stage. For women, fighting for justice – including climate justice – can be downright dangerous. Last year was one of the deadliest for...
  • [UK] Government backs down on Universal Credit wait

    11/15/2017 6:56:28 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Sky News ^ | November 15, 2017 | By Beth Rigby
    The Government is to cut the controversial six-week wait for Universal Credit payments in the comings days in a bid to see off a Conservative rebellion. Universal Credit combines six benefits into one single benefit and is designed to simplify the welfare system and to "make work pay". It was the flagship welfare reform of David Cameron's coalition government, but has been plagued with delays since its inception and by criticism over its design. One flaw is the six-week wait time which has been criticised across the political divide amid concerns it is pushing claimants into arrears on rent and...
  • Socialist students at Kent State refuse to take part in 'capitalist vs. socialist food drive'

    11/14/2017 2:17:12 PM PST · by Hadean · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 14, 2017 | Caleb Parke
    Two capitalist groups at Kent State University invited student socialist groups on campus to a canned food face-off – hoping the two sides could briefly put their political beliefs aside for a common good. The groups, Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) and Turning Point USA (TPUSA), sent out a joint invitation to two socialist groups, the Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) and Socialist Collective, ahead of a campus-wide canned food drive ending this Friday. “We decided to engage in a friendly challenge in hopes to increase donations overall because a challenge is always a way to get people active and willing...
  • Scientists claim DEFINITIVE PROOF that global warming is man-made and getting WORSE

    11/14/2017 8:23:56 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    Express.co.uk ^ | November 14, 2017 | By JON ROGERS
    A new study for the journal of the American Geophysical Union, Earth’s Future, looked at global annual temperature records from 1861 to 2005 which indicated there were 17 record hot years over that period. Then experts examined whether or not those temperature records were being broken more frequently and if so, whether humans were to blame for that rise. The findings show human influence has greatly increased the likelihood of record-breaking hot years occurring on a global scale. Without human-caused climate change, there should only have been an average of seven record hot years from 1861 to 2005, not 17....
  • Over 100,000 New Puerto Rican Arrivals Could Tilt Politics in Florida

    11/13/2017 1:59:50 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 25 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 11/12/17 | NewsMax
    The arrival of more than than 130,000 Puerto Ricans in Florida since Hurricane Maria has some officials anticipating a political shakeup in a battleground state dominated by the Republican party. Both parties are actively courting new arrivals to Florida, which President Donald Trump won last year by 112,000 votes out of 9.6 million cast. Many Puerto Ricans have expressed outrage over Trump's handling of the storm but have applauded efforts by Republican Gov. Rick Scott to welcome them. As U.S. citizens, Puerto Ricans can vote in federal elections when they move to the mainland. Newcomers must register as voters by...
  • From the Everglades to Kilimanjaro, climate change is destroying world wonders

    11/13/2017 10:55:22 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 13, 2017 | by Damian Carrington
    From the Everglades in the US to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, climate change is destroying the many of the greatest wonders of the natural world. A new report on Monday from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) reveals that the number of natural world heritage sites being damaged and at risk from global warming has almost doubled to 62 in the past three years. Those at high risk include iconic places from the Galapagos Islands to the central Amazon and less well known but equally vibrant and unique sites such as the karst caves of Hungary...
  • California promises free community college tuition, but how will it pay?

    11/13/2017 10:31:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 13, 2017 | By Barbara Harvey
    Weeks after Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 19, which waives fees for first-time freshmen at California community colleges, officials in the Los Rios Community College District are wondering where the money will come from to pay for the tuition breaks. AB 19 would expand upon the current fee waiver for low-income students, recently renamed the California Promise Grant. The new grant would waive the first year of fees for all first-time, full-time students attending a California community college, regardless of need. Los Rios supported the bill, but spokesman Gabe Ross recently expressed concern that money could wind up being diverted...
  • Greens hold out on climate in German coalition talks

    11/13/2017 9:25:58 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 13, 2017 | Reuters Staff
    BERLIN - Environmental policy dominated negotiations on forming a new German coalition on Friday, as the Greens pushed their would-be partners for a quicker exit from coal power. “What’s lying on the table isn’t enough for us,” said Greens chairwoman Simone Peter in response to a suggestion by the two other camps that 10 coal-fired power stations be shuttered. The Greens are holding out for carbon dioxide emissions cuts that would require the closing of 20 coal plants. Earlier, a discussion paper seen by Reuters showed that the two more pro-business partners wanted to cut coal power by 3-5 gigawatts...
  • How to Save a Sinking Island

    11/13/2017 6:52:35 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 13, 2017 | By Erik Ortiz
    DEAL ISLAND, Md. — Steps from the water’s edge, men stumble groggily into the glow of Arby’s General Store, indifferent to the shifting ground beneath them. Waves lap the shore this summer morning as the sea steadily advances on an island lurching toward extinction. Here is where a remarkable transformation is taking place: Scientists estimate that the surrounding waters of the Chesapeake region have risen a foot in the past century. As global sea levels continue to climb, the bay water could grow 2 feet by 2050 and another 3 feet or more by 2100, models predict. At that point,...
  • Welcome to 2030. I own nothing, have no privacy, and life has never been better

    11/12/2017 9:54:03 AM PST · by Baynative · 123 replies
    World Economic Forum ^ | 11/11/16 | Ida Auken
    Welcome to the year 2030. Welcome to my city - or should I say, "our city". I don't own anything. I don't own a car. I don't own a house. I don't own any appliances or any clothes. It might seem odd to you, but it makes perfect sense for us in this city. Everything you considered a product, has now become a service. We have access to transportation, accommodation, food and all the things we need in our daily lives. One by one all these things became free, so it ended up not making sense for us to own...
  • Launch of special initiative to address climate change impact on health in Small Island States

    11/12/2017 5:42:43 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    World Health Organization ^ | November 12, 2017 | Joint news release UNFCCC/WHO
    BONN, GERMANY - Today, at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23), WHO, in collaboration with the UN Climate Change secretariat and in partnership with the Fijian Presidency of the twenty-third Conference of the Parties (COP23), has launched a special initiative to protect people living in Small Island Developing States from the heath impacts of climate change. The initiative has 4 main goals. First, to amplify the voices of health leaders in Small Island Developing States, so they have more impact at home and internationally. Second, to gather the evidence to support the business case for investment in climate change...
  • Livestock to blame for 19% of global warming - study

    11/12/2017 5:33:38 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    Radio New Zealand ^ | November 12, 2017
    Research from the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre shows methane and nitrous oxide emissions from livestock contributed to 19 percent of the world's global warming in 2010. An additional 4 percent was due to emissions created when land was converted to pasture. The study's author, Andy Reisinger, said the figures showed the critical role methane played in global warming. "This estimate does not consider indirect emissions from energy use or growing livestock feed, such as soy beans, so this can be taken as a lower bound of the actual contribution of livestock to global warming. Dr Reisinger said...
  • GOP Must Correct At Least Four Shortcomings of the House Bill

    11/11/2017 1:03:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Club for Growth ^ | November 7, 2017 | Rachael Slobodien
    Washington, DC – Today, Club for Growth President David McIntosh issued the following statement as the House Ways and Means Committee continues to mark up the “Tax Cuts and Jobs” bill:“While the corporate tax cut will lead to some increase in our nation’s GDP, the rest of the provisions on individual taxpayers fails the pro-growth test,” Club for Growth President David McIntosh stated.“Republicans must correct at least four serious shortcomings of the House bill to follow through on campaign promises and to bring our nation closer to a tax reform proposal that is truly pro-growth.“1: millionaires’ tax rate: House Republicans...
  • Why Democrats Are Obsessed With Wealth Inequality

    11/11/2017 11:19:28 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 31, 2017 | Dennis Prager
    Here is how many times keywords were spoken: Wall Street: 23Tax: 20Inequality: 9Wealthy: 7 Now, compare the number of times other national concerns were mentioned: ISIS: 4Terror/ists/ism: 2Defense: 2Military (excluding Jim Webb): 1Freedom: 1Debt (national): 0Liberty: 0Strength: 0Armed forces: 0Islamist/Islamic: 0