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  • The Future Of America? – More Than Half Of All U.S. Adults Under Age 30 Now Reject Capitalism

    05/01/2016 8:05:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    TEC ^ | 04/30/2016 | Michael Snyder
    A shocking new survey has found that support for capitalism is dying in America. In fact, more than half of all adults in the United States under the age of 30 say that they do not support capitalism at this point. You might be tempted to dismiss them as “foolish young people”, but the truth is that they are the future of America. As older generations die off, they will eventually become the leaders of this country. And of course our nation has not resembled anything close to a capitalist society for quite some time now. In a recent article,...
  • Venezuela Runs Out of Beer

    05/01/2016 6:12:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Reason ^ | 04/30/2016 | Ed Krayewski|
    Venezuela's largest privately-owned beer company has stopped producing beer after running out of malted barley (or, more specifically, running out of foreign currency with which to buy malted barley). The company, Empresas Polar, stopped production yesterday—it warned last week that it would run out of malted barley by then. Polar is putting "your drunk uncle's favorite political forecast to the test," Francisco Toro of the Caracas Chronicles wrote. "You know the one I'm talking about, right? That one uncle of yours who gets drunk at every family gathering and starts to rant about how the only way we're going to...
  • Obama Calls His Management of the US Economy "Best in Human History" [semi-satire]

    04/30/2016 10:57:50 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 May 2016 | John Semmens
    Despite declines in labor force participation, family income and home ownership juxtaposed to increases in poverty, debt, and health care costs, President Obama maintains that his Administration "probably managed the American economy better than any large economy on Earth in human history." The President lambasted critics who cite GDP statistics that show Obama to be the only president that has failed to deliver even a single year of 3% growth—making his the worst performing administration since Herbert Hoover's during the early years of the Great Depression. "Growth and prosperity aren't the only metrics by which we should judge what has...
  • Stand and Deliver - Paul’s Message to Peter

    04/30/2016 6:59:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/30/16 | Dr. Robert Owens
    A basic truism of economics is that if you subsidize something you get more of it and if you penalize something you get less What we learn before we turn eighteen becomes the common sense of our later life. Just as the vast majority of people after careful consideration of all the candidates and the issues end up voting for the same party as their parents so too most people can never break free of the paradigm impressed upon them as they grew up. Many people repeat the time worn phrase, “Those who don’t learn from History are doomed to...
  • Good news: 33% of millennials don’t like socialism

    04/28/2016 4:23:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/28/2016 | Taylor Millard
    Jazz Shaw wrote yesterday on this, showing a lot of concern about the Harvard IOP poll reporting capitalism has only a 42% approval rating by millennials. He’s got really good points, but only partially mentions the fact socialism isn’t doing that much better with young people. Here’s what the poll found (emphasis mine): Majority of 18- to 29-Year-Olds Reject Both Socialism and Capitalism. When 18- to 29-year-old young Americans were asked whether or not they support socialism, capitalism, and other political theories and labels, a majority reject both socialism and capitalism. Socialism is supported by 33% of young Americans,...
  • Looting On the Rise As Venezuela Runs Out of Food, Electricity

    04/28/2016 4:55:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    PanAm Post ^ | April 27, 2016 | by Sabrina Martín
    Food Producers Alert They Have Only 15 Days Left of Inventory amid Rampant Inflation. Despair and violence is taking over Venezuela. The economic crisis sweeping the nation means people have to withstand widespread shortages of staple products, medicine, and food. So when the Maduro administration began rationing electricity this week, leaving entire cities in the dark for up to 4 hours every day, discontent gave way to social unrest. On April 26, people took to the streets in three Venezuelan states, looting stores to find food. Maracaibo, in the western state of Zulia, is the epicenter of thefts: on Tuesday...
  • Significant Premium Hikes Expected Under Obama Health Law

    04/28/2016 4:33:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 28, 2016 | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    Expect insurers to seek significant premium increases under President Barack Obama's health care law, in a wave of state-level requests rippling across the country ahead of the political conventions this summer. Insurers say the law's coverage has been a financial drain for many of them, and they're setting the stage for 2017 hikes that in some cases could reach well into the double digits. For example in Virginia, nine insurers returning to the HealthCare.gov marketplace are seeking average premium increases that range from 9.4 percent to 37.1 percent. The health law's nagging problems seem to center on lower-than-hoped-for enrollment, sicker-than-expected...
  • Poll: Majority of 18- to 29-year-olds reject capitalism

    04/27/2016 7:02:02 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 27 Apr, 2016 | Rick Moran
    A curious poll out of Harvard was published on Monday showing that 51% of people between 18 and 29 do not support capitalism. But the curious aspect of this poll is that only 33% of respondents supported socialism. The dichotomy suggests that either most young people haven't a clue about the differernce between capitalism and socialism or, as the researchers believe, the opposition to capitalism arises out of anger at the status quo. Washington Post: The Harvard University survey, which polled young adults between ages 18 and 29, found that 51 percent of respondents do not support capitalism. Just 42...
  • This Is The End: Venezuela Runs Out Of Money To Print New Money

    04/27/2016 5:29:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/27/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Back in February, when we commented on the unprecedented hyperinflation about the be unleashed in the Latin American country whose president just announced that he would expand the "weekend" for public workers to 5 days...... we joked that it is unclear just where the country will find all the paper banknotes it needs for all its new physical currency. After all, central-bank data shows Venezuela more than doubled the supply of 100-, 50- and 2-bolivar notes in 2015 as it doubled monetary liquidity including bank deposits. Supply has grown even as Venezuela has fewer U.S. dollars to support new...
  • Bernie Sanders Is Right: The US Is Already a Socialist Country [Rev 13]

    04/27/2016 1:35:11 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 28 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 12/4/2015 | Ryan McMaken
    [...] Sanders is wrong about the New Deal "putting people to work" since their government-funded activity did nothing to create wealth or end the depression. The Depression lasted until 1945. And the New Deal certainly isn't "the foundation of the middle class" which grew and thrived in the second half of the 19th century. However, when he classifies the New Deal programs that dominate US policy today as "socialist," Sanders is absolutely correct. In fact, if a democratic socialist of the 19th century were to get into a time machine and travel to the modern United States, he'd be forced...
  • 50 YEAR OLD CARTOON PREDICTS THE FUTURE !!! NWO !!!

    04/27/2016 12:22:45 PM PDT · by rey · 33 replies
    Interesting cartoon about socialism.
  • PROTESTS AS VENEZUELA EMBRACES 2-DAY WORKWEEK TO SAVE POWER

    04/27/2016 10:01:06 AM PDT · by PROCON · 31 replies
    AP ^ | April 27, 2016 | HANNAH DREIER
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan cities cleaned up from a night of looting and fiery protests Wednesday as government offices closed their doors for the rest of the week in the face of a worsening energy crisis that is causing daily blackouts. The socialist administration began imposing a four-hour daily blackout around the country this week to save power. Then on Tuesday, President Nicolas Maduro announced that millions of officials will now work only Monday and Tuesday.
  • In Venezuela, Former Chavistas Risk Lives Fighting over a Bag of Onions

    04/27/2016 7:55:23 AM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Apr 2016 | Frances Martel
    A disturbing video of a crowd physically beating each other to get at a select few bags of onions outside a supermarket in Venezuela highlights the struggle the average Venezuelan must endure to keep his or her family fed in the increasingly impoverished socialist nation.
  • Venezuela Imposes 2 Day Work Week To Save Energy

    04/27/2016 7:32:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | April 26, 2016 | by Andrew Cawthorne and Daniel Kai
    CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's socialist government ordered public workers on Tuesday to work a two-day week as an energy-saving measure in the crisis-hit South American OPEC country. President Nicolas Maduro had already given most of Venezuela's 2.8 million state employees Fridays off during April and May to cut down on electricity consumption. Water shortages and electricity cuts have added to the hardships of Venezuela's 30 million people, already enduring a brutal recession, shortages of basics from milk to medicines, soaring prices, and long lines at shops.
  • Pope's Marxist bias in U.S. campaign signals new global order

    04/26/2016 6:46:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Renew America ^ | April 18, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    The liberal media are so in love with Pope Francis that they can't report the hard truth about his blatant interference in the 2016 presidential campaign and what it represents. Not only was socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) invited to a conference of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences (PASS) on Catholic social teaching and the world situation, he also met personally with Pope Francis. A secular Jewish atheist, Sanders is not even a member of the Catholic Church. "I am not actively involved with organized religion," Sanders has said. His brother Larry says, "He is quite substantially not religious."...
  • Climate scientists are now grading climate journalism

    04/26/2016 5:18:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | April 26, 2016 | by Daniel Nethery and Emmanuel Vincent
    The internet represents an extraordinary opportunity for democracy. Yet despite the scientific consensus that global warming is real and primarily due to human activity, studies show that only about half the population in some countries with among the highest CO2 emissions per capita understand that human beings are the driving force of our changing climate. Even fewer people are aware of the scientific consensus on this question. Climate Feedback intends to change that. It brings together a global network of scientists who use a new web-annotation platform to provide feedback on climate change reporting. For the first time, Climate Feedback...
  • Walter Williams: A Superior Vision

    04/25/2016 1:22:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 27, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    Last month, I celebrated the beginning of my 81st year of life. For nearly half that time, I have been writing a nationally syndicated column on many topics generating reader responses that go from supportive to quite ugly. So I thought a column making my vision, values and views explicit might settle some of the controversy. My initial premise, when looking at all human issues, is that each of us owns himself. I am my private property, and you are your private property. If you agree with that premise, then certain human actions are moral and others immoral. The reason...
  • Tribes have up close perspective on climate change

    04/24/2016 5:57:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | April 23, 2016 | By Fawn Sharp
    QUINAULT tribal members can attest to the urgency of climate change from an up-close and personal perspective. We're being forced to relocate part of our village of Taholah on the Washington coast. Ocean encroachment, increasingly severe storm surges and flooding are forcing more than 1,000 of our people to permanently move to higher ground. Tribes are not primary contributors to weather changes. Blame it on industrial smoke stacks, thousands of cars that clog the freeways and exploiters who destroy natural habitat. But we're often the first to feel the impact because of our proximity and connection with rivers, inland seas...
  • Bernie Sanders Decries The Lack of Poor People At The Polls

    04/23/2016 7:01:29 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 26 replies
    Red State ^ | 23 Apr, 2016 | Susan Wright
    “Poor people don’t vote,” Sanders says on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday. “I mean, that’s just a fact.” “That’s a sad reality of American society,” Sanders tells Chuck Todd, the show’s host. “And that’s what we have to transform. We have one, as you know, one of the lowest voter turnouts of any major country on Earth.” I’m sure the fact that the Democrat contest is between an aged, future felon, with all the personal warmth and charm of a viper, and an addled, old Socialist has nothing to do with the low turnout. Nope. It’s all those poor people...
  • Bernie's Harebrained 'Free College' Idea

    04/23/2016 4:51:24 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 33 replies
    Real Clear Science ^ | 23 Apr, 2016 | Alex Caro
    There’s no such thing as a free lunch, as the old saying goes, but is there a such thing as free college? There is if you believe the claims of the populist Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. However, even fellow Democrats seem skeptical, with several former Democratic chairs of the Council of Economic Advisers arguing his plan is harebrained. Sanders rebuts such claims by pointing to nations like Norway and Germany, where his ideological predilection toward democratic socialism holds greater sway, which are able to offer college tuition-­free. If we could make college free here, as well, then why not?...
  • Obama's amazing THREAT to Britain: UK would be at the 'back of the queue' after Brexit

    04/23/2016 3:23:36 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 60 replies
    Express ^ | Sat, Apr 23, 2016 | Alison Little
    The US President warned the UK would be “at the back of the queue” for a trade deal with America if it quit Brussels. But his threat provoked outrage and scorn from pro-Brexit campaigners, who dismissed it as yet another scaremongering ploy from the pro-EU lobby. Mr Obama, who will no longer be in office when decisions on a trade deal are made, delivered a lecture to the British people on why he thinks it is in the UK’s, America’s and the world’s best interests for Britain to vote to stay in the EU on June 23. He weighed into...
  • Venezuela to begin electricity rationing

    04/22/2016 12:00:04 PM PDT · by Truth29 · 18 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | April 22, 2016 | Staff
    Venezuela's government has said it will turn off electricity supply in its 10 most populous states for four hours a day for at least 40 days to deal with a severe power shortage.(Snip)Recently, the country's main brewery Polar, which is part of Venezuela's largest cooperative Empresas Polar, announced that it would stop production as a result of financial difficulties. The company, which produces 80 percent of the country's beer, says thousands of workers will lose their jobs as a result of the stoppage.
  • Helping the Poor and Disadvantaged: A Tale of Two Commies

    04/22/2016 10:43:33 AM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 3 replies
    RightsideNews.com ^ | April 8, 2013 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Suppose you are a liberal-minded person and sincerely want to help people — specifically, poor people and minorities. What kind of educational strategies do you use? The two main options are: A: Young children quickly learn how to read and write; they master basic skills and knowledge. The emphasis is on becoming an educated person. B: Children are directed toward social and psychological goals. The emphasis is on behavior and indoctrination. Is any decision more basic, more profound? But stop and think: have you ever heard this issue debated? Or even mentioned? In fact, this issue has been played out...
  • Trump: You Bet I Support Raising Taxes on the Rich

    04/21/2016 2:08:04 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 525 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/21/2016 | Guy Benson
    GUTHRIE: Do you believe in raising taxes on the wealthy? TRUMP: I do. I do – including myself. I do. That was...this morning, in an interview that featured some other controversial statements.  In fairness to Trump, he's been using the "raise taxes on rich people like me" line for months, embracing Obama-style class warfare tax gimmicks like the 'Buffet Rule.'  But raising taxes on anyone, an outcome Trump just re-endorsed, is not what his formal policy agenda proposes.  Just the opposite.  As we've seen on issues such immigration, abortion and foreign policy, Trump routinely makes clear that he isn't familiar with his own positions.  His stances aren't...
  • Champagne socialism... Limousine and Private Jet Liberals? (CO2 Blues)

    04/21/2016 9:35:46 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 3 replies
    RedNeckoBlogger ^ | 4/21/2016 | RedNeckoBlogger
    Bernie Sanders (champion of the "downtrodden", the climate, wannabe punisher of the successful and "free stuff" Santa Claus) charted a Boeing 767 jet for his overnight trip to Rome to see fellow socialist Pope Francis. According to the Daily Mail... that requires approx 33,192 gallons of fuel for the round trip. 50 or so passengers made the trip with Bern (767 capacity is 250 or so). Comparison to me: calculations of driving patterns based on my two vehicles (one a dreaded eeeveel SUV!), my wife and I "Bern" about 25 gallons of fuel a week. Based on our total fuel...
  • Les Enfants Terribles Part II, The End of History

    04/21/2016 8:18:41 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-21-2016 | MOTUS
    NOTE: This is Part II in the Les Enfants Terribles series in which we explore how and from where the Special Snowflakes (SS) came to be. Today we look at how the End of Education set the stage for what I like to call “The End of History.”  I’m drawing from Res Idiotica, a post by Patrick J Deenan, Professor of Constitutional Studies and Political Thought at the University of Notre Dame, which was forwarded to me by Blonde Gator.                                          Watching those lifelong dancers of a day                                           As night closed in, I felt myself alone                                          In...
  • Stop Wasting Food to Slow Global Warming

    04/21/2016 4:02:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Scientific Amerian ^ | April 20, 2016 | By Niina Heikkinen
    Cutting down on milk and meat protein are top ways to lower an individual's carbon footprint, said Janet Ranganathan, VP of science and research at the World Resources Institute. She is the lead author of a report published today that explores how dietary changes in the world's wealthiest nations can affect the environment. The average American consumer is eating 83 grams of animal-based protein a day, well above the daily recommended amount of 51 grams. The research calls for bringing that overconsumption back in line with global average levels. Using computer modeling, the report's authors calculated that if 2 billion...
  • Bernie Sanders Once Kicked Out Of A Hippie Commune For Not Working(Now he does?)

    04/20/2016 8:42:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/19/2016 | Guy Bently
    “Endless political discussion,” and a distaste for work allegedly resulted in Sanders being asked to leave the commune, according to a report from The Washington Free Beacon. “Daloz writes that one resident, Craig, ‘resented feeling like he had to pull others out of Bernie’s orbit if any work was going to get accomplished that day,'” reports The Washington Free Beacon.
  • “The People, Mystical Category.” The Political Vision of the South American Pope [Catholic Caucus]

    04/20/2016 9:01:10 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Chisea ^ | April 20, 2016 | Sandro Magister
    “The People, Mystical Category.” The Political Vision of the South American Pope An essay by Professor Zanatta has come out in Argentina and Italy, on the “populism” of Francis. The thread that ties together his visit to Lesbos and his affinity for the anti-capitalist and anti-globalization “popular movements” by Sandro Magister ROME, April 20, 2016 – When he crosses the territories of politics, Pope Francis blazes new trails. He seeks direct contact, solidarity, with those he sees as victims of the world powers and at the same time the protagonists of the redemption to come. He does not enunciate programs,...
  • Is Bernie Sanders about to withdraw from the race?

    04/20/2016 4:17:12 AM PDT · by Marcus · 62 replies
    Blasting News ^ | April 20, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    When a presidential candidate, having been as beaten as thoroughly as Bernie Sanders was by Hillary Clinton in the New York Primary eschews campaigning to return to his home state, he is usually signaling that he is about to suspend his campaign and bow out of the race. Team Bernie is vehemently denying that their guy is about to throw in the towel. However, the delegate math suggests that Sanders has no chance of gaining the Democratic nomination. Hillary Clinton has all be clinched the prize.
  • Yes, Bernie Sanders Will Become President.

    04/19/2016 11:36:55 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 60 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 4/19 | H.A. Goodman
    In 8 out of 10 national polls, Hillary Clinton’s favorability ratings are negative by 15 points or more. According to recent CBS and NBS/WSJ polls, Clinton holds negative favorability ratings by 23 and 24 point margins, respectively. A progressive said to “get things done” won’t be able to win the White House with such negative national ratings. In contrast, Bernie Sanders is the only leading candidate with positive favorability ratings, and this has nothing to do with Clinton being more “vetted.” Bernie doesn’t need private servers and speaks to millions of people in open forums; Clinton is the antithesis of...
  • Study: humans have caused all the global warming since 1950

    04/19/2016 10:26:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | April 19, 2016 | by Dana Nuccitelli
    A new study published in Climate Dynamics has found that humans are responsible for virtually all of the observed global warming since the mid-20th century. It's not a novel result - in fact, most global warming attribution studies have arrived at the same general result - but this study uses a new approach. Studies attempting to figure out the global warming contributions of various human and natural sources usually use a statistical approach known as 'linear regression'. This approach assumes we know the pattern of warming that each source (forcing) will cause, but we don't know how big the resulting...
  • Global warming means unfair share for the poor

    04/18/2016 1:08:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Deccan Herald (India) ^ | April 19, 2016 | by Tim Radford, Third World Network
    Climate change could seriously redistribute resources and reallocate wealth - but not in a fair way. In a reverse of the famous Robin Hood folklore, it could rob from the poor to give to the rich, according to researchers. Yet even the rich may not feel any richer. Eli Fenichel, assistant professor of bioeconomics and ecosystem management at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in the US, says: "People are mostly focused on the physical reallocation of these assets, but I don't think we've really started thinking enough about how climate change can reallocate wealth and influence the...
  • Bernie Sanders Releases Tax Returns, Paid At Federal Tax Rate Of 13.5% In 2014

    04/17/2016 8:09:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Chicks On the Right ^ | 4/16/2016 | Red Dawn
    Did you watch CNN’s Democratic debate Thursday night? I actually did, and get this. I was entertained. Thoroughly entertained. I had a feeling it would be a bit more exciting, especially since Bernie Sanders has been out there questioning Hillionaire’s qualifications. At one point, Dana Bash grilled Hillary on releasing the transcripts of her Wall Street speeches, and it was glorious. “Secretary Clinton, if I may, Senator Sanders keeping bringing up the speeches that you gave to Goldman Sachs. So I’d like to ask you, so you’ve said that you don’t want to release the transcripts, until everybody does it,...
  • California minimum wage hike hits L.A. apparel industry: 'The exodus has begun'

    04/17/2016 7:35:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 4/15/2016 | Shan Li and Natalie Kitroeff
    Los Angeles was once the epicenter of apparel manufacturing, attracting buyers from across the world to its clothing factories, sample rooms and design studios. But over the years, cheap overseas labor lured many apparel makers to outsource to foreign competitors in far-flung places such as China and Vietnam. Now, Los Angeles firms are facing another big hurdle — California's minimum wage hitting $15 an hour by 2022 — which could spur more garment makers to exit the state. Last week American Apparel, the biggest clothing maker in Los Angeles, said it might outsource the making of some garments to another...
  • Bernie Sanders takes an opulent private plane trip to Rome

    04/17/2016 7:18:56 AM PDT · by Marcus · 18 replies
    Blasting News ^ | April 16, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    Sen Bernie Sanders has gotten a lot of mileage from her persona as a cranky, old socialist and a man of the people. The issue of global warming has also been one of his main talking points. However, as the UK Telegraph noted, Sanders is starting to get seduced by the trappings of power even before he has gotten the nomination. At the same time his opponent Hillary Clinton was being jeered at by Sanders supporters for hobnobbing with the likes of George Clooney and Steve Spielberg at a ritzy fund raising dinner, the socialist from Vermont was winging his...
  • How Many Of You Know People Who Think That Being A Socialist Is Just About Being Nice?

    04/17/2016 6:20:28 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 41 replies
    molonlabemedia ^ | April 14, 2016 | Patric Kerouac
    Some Of My Friends Think That Being A Socialist Is About Being NiceDo you have a friend who claims to be a socialist? In the 20th century there have been numerous political systems, but in the latter half of the century there were only two survivors, Socialism and Capitalism. So we have at this time in the Western world, which for all practical purposes controls the world, two opposing political systems. (I have already previously stated that there is no basic difference between socialists and communists. There are, however, some very important factors relating to socialism of which you should...
  • Sanders Says Unemployment a ‘Viable Weapon in War against Global Warming’ [semi-satire]

    04/16/2016 11:58:16 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 Apr 2016 | John Semmens
    In Thursday’s debate, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (S-Vt) wowed the Party faithful by promising that “economic dislocation and job losses will necessarily be part of our strategy to combat global climate change. The demise of any business or any individual, for that matter, must be a price we’re willing to pay to save the planet.” “Our addiction to prosperity must end,” Sanders demanded. “Most of humanity around the globe lives without the conveniences to which Americans have become accustomed. How can we justify luxuries like air conditioning, cable television, and private automobiles when the cost of these items...
  • Sanders Supporters Lecture Former Soviet Citizen about Socialism, See How He Responds

    04/16/2016 8:20:07 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 15 Apr, 2016 | CR Wire
    Garry Kasparov, a Russian pro-democracy leader, has apparently been taking a lot of heat from Bernie Sanders supporters who think they know more about socialism than he does. His response: How are you all going to “lecture me”? Check out his brilliant Facebook post below:
  • Bernie Sanders' Energy Policy: Import A Lot More Oil

    04/16/2016 7:38:10 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/15/2016 | Robert Rapier
    It’s easy to be against a policy when you don’t understand how that policy actually impacts your life. I believe that this is the case with one of Bernie Sanders’ proposals. Sanders has said multiple times that he would ban the process of hydraulic fracturing, but to my knowledge he has never addressed what the impact of such a ban might be. So let’s investigate. The technique of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” had been around since the late 1940s and has been used extensively to promote higher production rates from oil and gas wells. Fracking involves pumping water, chemicals and...
  • Bernie Sanders Meets Pope Francis During Visit to Vatican City

    04/16/2016 6:51:36 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    NBC New ^ | April 16, 2016 | ANNE THOMPSON, NICK BAILEY and F. BRINLEY BRUTON
    Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders met with Pope Francis in the Vatican on Saturday, calling the short visit an "honor and a joy." "Today certainly was the highlight of the trip," Sanders told NBC News of his 6 a.m. (midnight ET) meeting with the pontiff outside the papal residence's breakfast room. He called the pope "one of the great leaders in this world." "In terms of economic justice, the need to combat climate change — nobody in the world has been more profound and articulate than the pope, and I'm delighted to go forward with him on those issues," said...
  • Why Soviet Refugees Aren't Buying Sanders's Socialism

    04/15/2016 3:49:04 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 10 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 12, 2016 | Olga Khazan
    Janna Sundeyeva still remembers life in the Soviet Union, where stores in remote regions would lack meat for months at a time and toilet paper had to be snatched up quickly on the rare occasions it appeared. But the minor indignities paled in comparison to what happened to her grandfather: He had the chance to come to America in 1929, but he opted to stay, sensing an economic thaw. Seven years later, Sundeyeva says, he was arrested and never heard from again. Sundeyeva immigrated to San Francisco from Moldova in 1994, and now she and her husband run a Russian-language...
  • What's Democratic About Bernie Sanders' 'Democratic' Socialism

    04/15/2016 1:54:05 PM PDT · by Benny Huang · 5 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | April 15, 2016 | Benny Huang
    THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AT FRONTPAGE MAG It takes a certain chutzpah to insist that food lines are actually a good thing--but that's exactly what Bernie Sanders did in 1985 when he was the mayor of Burlington, Vermont. An old video of Sanders, a self-described "democratic" socialist, has surfaced in which he speaks favorably of the Marxist government of Nicaragua. The video was recorded in August of 1985, just weeks after he visited Nicaragua at the invitation of the left-wing junta. Sanders went beyond decrying American involvement in that nation's dirty civil war and actually praised the Soviet-supported Sandinistas,...
  • Budding socialist, Bernie supporter battles Cavuto; declares capitalism 'illegitimate'

    04/15/2016 10:30:51 AM PDT · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | April 15, 2016 | Michael Dorstewitz
    One of the organizers of Wednesday's "Million Student March" locked horns with Neil Cavuto Thursday, calling capitalism an "illegitimate" economic system. Wednesday's demonstration called for free college education, forgiveness of all student loan debt and a $15 minimum wage for all student campus workers. Darletta Scruggs, one of the organizers and a Sen. Bernie Sanders supporter, called Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton "a candidate of Wal-Mart, Wall Street and war," during a contentious 18-minute interview where she constantly talked over the Fox Business Network host. She wore a T-shirt emblazoned with the phrase, "Socialist Alternative," and went on to say...
  • Path to certain failure: NeverTrump + NeverCruz = NeverWin = LostSCOTUS = LostFreedom = LostNation

    04/13/2016 2:36:02 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 513 replies
    Captain obvious here again, but NeverTrump/NeverCruz is not the way. We all have our favorites, but don't lose sight of the mission. The mission on FR is to secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our POSTERITY!! It's a lot bigger than you or me or our personal opinions or egos. It's about the very survival of our nation and the promise of freedom for future generations. Reagan said that freedom is never more than one generation from extinction and he was 100% correct. President Clinton or President Sanders means the end of freedom in America. Do not let...
  • Cause of global warming: Consensus on consensus

    04/13/2016 10:15:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    Science Daily ^ | April 12, 2016
    A research team confirms that 97 percent of climate scientists agree that climate change is caused by humans. The group includes Sarah Green, a chemistry professor at Michigan Technological University. "What's important is that this is not just one study -- it's the consensus of multiple studies," Green says. This consistency across studies contrasts with the language used by climate change doubters. "The public has a very skewed view of how much disagreement there is in the scientific community," she says. Only 12 percent of the US public are aware there is such strong scientific agreement in this area, and...
  • Researchers cite global warming in loon found with avian malaria

    04/12/2016 1:29:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Press Herald ^ | April 11, 2016 | By Deirdre Fleming
    Researchers are worried about the effects of global warming after a loon in Umbagog Lake tested positive for avian malaria. The loon was found last summer in the lake, which straddles northern Maine and New Hampshire. Necropsy showed that the bird died of avian malaria – the first confirmed case of the disease among loons in either state.
  • Of Diapers and Dictators in Venezuela

    04/12/2016 6:57:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 12, 2016 | Sarai Suarez
    “Welcome to the Maiquetia Simón Bolívar International Airport,” said the stewardess with a metallic voice as our plane touched down on Venezuelan soil. The excitement of a family reunion and anguish over the situation in the country shook me out of a brief sleep after eight hours flying from Paris. I was coming back to my country after three years of absence, in the company of my almost-2-year-old daughter and her father. The two most important people in my life were going to depend on me for 15 days traveling in Venezuela, a place increasingly unknown to me and radically...
  • Financial Guru Dave Ramsey: 'Millennials Like Socialism Until They Have to Pay for It'

    04/11/2016 7:23:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    truth revolt ^ | 4/11/16 | Trey Sanchez
    On a recent broadcast, personal financial adviser and radio talk show host Dave Ramsey talked about the Millennial generation and their bent towards socialism and the support of Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. Ramsey read from a Washington Post article titled, "Millennials like socialism — until they get jobs." For his rant, Ramsey amended that title a bit: "Millennials like socialism — until they have to pay for it." After reading through the statistics from the article written by the Cato Institute's Emily Ekins showing that Millennials view socialism less favorably as they age and begin to earn higher wages, Ramsey...
  • Sanders fans are blind to reality of socialism

    04/11/2016 6:14:26 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 Apr, 2016 | Judd Gregg
    We have now been through more than half of the Democratic primaries to choose that party’s presidential nominee. In over forty percent of those contests, a socialist, Bernie Sanders, has been the winner. This is an exceptionally strong statement about where a significant percentage of the Democratic “base” is, and where the party is headed. One has to wonder how the party of Kennedy, Truman and Roosevelt ended up here. It is especially interesting that the primary drivers of this shift are college-age voters and their mentors on the left who teach them. In college town after college town, Sanders...