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  • Islam and Liberalism: Twins Separated at Birth [Daniel 4]

    07/22/2017 5:10:03 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 4 replies
    Free Republic | July 22, 2017 | Jan_Sobieski
    Catholic apologist, Howard Kainz, wrote the following in his insightful article, "Is Islam a Religion?": The egalitarianism of the French Revolution, which led to the Terror; Karl Marx’s movement in 1843-1844 to communism as "true democracy"; Pol Pot’s massive exterminations of people and property in Cambodia during the 1970s to establish "Democratic Kampuchea"; and similar massive "levelings" in the name of democracy, by throwing out the "baby" (individual freedom) with the "bathwater" (social inequalities) do not deserve the title of democracies. And any "democracy" that is dedicated to the destruction of all other democracies, would qualify as a "limiting case"...
  • Rollicking YAF Seminar Exposes the Terrible Cost of “Hipster” Socialism

    07/22/2017 9:13:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | July 22, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    “They saw in Castro and Che Guevara the hipster who in the era of the Organization Man had joyfully defied the system,” wrote President Kennedy’s adviser Arthur Schlesinger Jr back in 1961. Indeed, this “hipster” cachet hovers around the leaders of the Cuban Revolution and persists to this day, despite a half century of Stalinist crimes. Then thanks largely to President Obama’s recent “rapprochement” with these “hipsters,” Stalinist Cuba became the absolute “coolest” place on Earth. Last year close on the heels of Katy Perry, the Rolling Stones and the Obama family itself, Karl Lagerfeld showcased his Chanel “cruise line”...
  • VANITY--Weekend Summer Movie--The Running Man 1987

    07/21/2017 3:44:10 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 19 replies
    The Running Man 1987--Looks a lot like life under Obama and would have continued had the Killdebeast become Madam Presidente. The heavily edited "news" footage is a lot like CNN. Doctored fake news.
  • Climate change could mean a much wetter California

    07/19/2017 1:52:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 19, 2017 | BY CAROLYN WILKE
    Californians have been bracing themselves for a drier future accompanying a warming climate. But research by scientists at the University of California, Riverside, suggests that the state may actually get wetter in the event of severe climate change. The study, published July 6 in Nature Communications, reports that more years in the state could look like El Niño ones, when California typically has wetter winters. The authors found that average annual precipitation in California could increase by about 12 percent if nothing is done to curb carbon emissions. Average precipitation in the winter could increase by as much as 30...
  • Shining City on the Hill No Longer Ours But the Enemy’s

    07/19/2017 10:21:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/19/17 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Forty years from now, there will no witnesses left to real history, books will be a strange concept, and the world will be ruled by invisible nanoparticles, robotic technology, and glowing blue screens I so admired the freedom of the west – people could worship in peace, attend the university of their choice, travel wherever they wanted if they could afford to, police were there to protect and serve the locals, food was cheap, grocery stores were full, families were able to buy a home with a picket fence and pay it off before they retired, truth, hard work, and...
  • How Your Diet Can Save the Planet

    07/19/2017 10:16:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    Fortune ^ | Jul 19, 2017 | by Matthew Prescott
    With America preparing to exit the Paris climate accord, mayors and governors are setting their own climate goals, protests are erupting, and social media is all atwitter. But the reality is that combating climate change is largely a matter of personal responsibility—and one of the easiest and best steps we can take concerns what we put on our plates. Take protein, for example. Worldwide, over 80 billion land animals are farmed for food. To produce just a single pound of meat, those animals may each eat upwards of 15 pounds of feed—meaning mass meat production funnels far more resources through...
  • Want To Slow Global Warming? Researchers Look To Family Planning

    07/19/2017 10:05:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    NPR ^ | July 18, 2017 | by Tori Whitley
    We've all heard of ways to reduce our carbon footprint: biking to work, eating less meat, recycling. But there's another way to help the climate. A recent study from Lund University in Sweden shows that the biggest way to reduce climate change is by having fewer children. "I knew this was a sensitive topic to bring up," says study co-author Kimberly Nicholas on NPR's Morning Edition. "Certainly it's not my place as a scientist to dictate choices for other people. But I do think it is my place to do the analysis and report it fairly." The study concludes that...
  • Tapper: Why Aren't Progressives Calling Out the Women's March?

    07/19/2017 6:08:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 7/18/2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    UPDATE: Women's March organizer Linda Sarsour has responded to Tapper, looping him in with her "alt-right" attackers. .@jaketapper joins the ranks of the alt-right to target me online. Welcome to the party. — Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) July 18, 2017 ***Original Post*** The Women's March, part of the "Resistance" that has emerged in the era of President Trump, has a knack for championing convicted cop killers. The group, which recently went on a 17-mile march in Washington, D.C. against the NRA, declared its love for Assata Shakur on Twitter. Shakur, also known as Joanne Deborah Chesimard, is currently on the FBI's...
  • Why don’t millennials like capitalism? Blame parents. Blame schools. Blame Obama.

    07/18/2017 7:47:56 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 24 replies
    The State ^ | 7-17-17 | Frank Dowd IV
    As a society, we have done millennials a disservice. An entire generation of young people in America came of age during a decade of sluggish economic growth, and as a result, many are skeptical of free enterprise and capitalism. A stunning 2016 Harvard University survey of young adults between the ages of 18 and 29 found that 51 percent of respondents do not support capitalism. Millennial support for avowed socialist Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential primary was proof that young people today aren’t enamored with capitalism. During the Obama years, the 18-29 age group heard countless presidential speeches railing...
  • Video: College students support socialism even though they can’t explain what it is

    07/17/2017 9:06:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 7/16/2017 | John Sexton
    Campus Reform published a video yesterday showing college students in Washington, D.C. responding to two simple questions. The first question was: Do you think socialism is good or bad? As you’ll see, there was enthusiastic agreement from the students that socialism was a good idea, one which is about “helping people” and spreading the wealth. Some of the students even seem defensive, noting that socialism, inexplicably, has a bad reputation. The second question was also simple: What is socialism? All of the students who were confident socialism was a good idea seem unable to really explain what it is or...
  • Venezuelans Rebuke Their (Socialist) President by a Staggering (98 percent) Margin

    07/17/2017 3:35:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 16, 2017 | Ana Vanessa Herrero and Ernesto Londono
    Millions of Venezuelans signaled their disapproval of President Nicolás Maduro's plan to hold a constituent assembly by casting ballots on Sunday in a vote unlike any other in this nation's history. More than 98 percent of voters sided with the opposition in answering three yes-or-no questions drafted with the aim of weakening Mr. Maduro's legitimacy days before his constituent assembly is expected to convene. Opponents see the assembly as a power grab by an increasingly unpopular leader and fear he may use it to do away with democratic elections. [Snip] Shortly before midnight, a group of Venezuelan university administrators tasked...
  • Rectifier Of The Vanities

    07/16/2017 6:56:16 AM PDT · by Eagles Field · 14 replies
    Conversion | 7-16-17 | Eagles Field
    I was born a liberal, in the mid ‘50s, in Southern California. Everyone was. We weren’t political, we were righteous. We weren’t informed, we were pliable. Craving fan-boys gorging flowery rhetoric. Low-caloric in substance, refute free. Facts are mean. And there is nothing new under the sun. Planted my grubstake in the South after the ’94 earthquake. I like these people, they’re real. Most seemed to go hog wild on honesty. And one boasting they’re basking in high cotton is as scarce as hen’s teeth. Hypocrisy is answered with, “well bless your heart”. And then you’re out. I came from...
  • We Just Passed Prince Charles’s 96-Month Deadline to Save The World From ‘Ecosystem Collapse’

    07/13/2017 1:57:40 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/9/2017 | Michael Bastach
    Prince Charles warned in July 2009 humanity had only 96 months to save the world from “irretrievable climate and ecosystem collapse, and all that goes with it” caused by unchecked consumerism. Saturday marked the 96-month deadline the Prince of Wales set, meaning that, according to Charles, humanity has run out of time to avert “an environmental crisis.” “We face the dual challenges of a world view and an economic system that seem to have enormous shortcomings, together with an environmental crisis – including that of climate change – which threatens to engulf us all,” Charles said in a 2009 speech...
  • Why a Warming Arctic May Be Causing Colder U.S. Winters

    07/11/2017 11:36:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 70 replies
    National Geographic ^ | July 11, 2017 | By Sarah Gibbens
    When a U.S. Republican senator threw a snowball onto the Senate floor in late February of 2015, he used it to underscore his belief that humanmade climate change was an alarmist conclusion. The snowball had been rolled from the capital grounds in Washington D.C., which, at the time, was experiencing an uncharacteristically cold winter. If global warming was real, he postured, how could the nation's capital experience such severe cold? Uncharacteristically cold winters, however, just might be one of the most hard felt effects of climate change, according to a study published in Nature Geoscience by a team of researchers....
  • Pence endorses repeal and delay strategy on ObamaCare

    07/10/2017 2:35:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 10, 2017 | BY NATHANIEL WEIXEL
    Vice President Pence on Monday said congressional Republicans should pass a “repeal only” bill if they can’t come to a consensus on legislation to replace ObamaCare. “If they can’t pass this carefully crafted repeal and replace bill — do those two things simultaneously — we ought to just repeal only,” Pence said in an interview with Rush Limbaugh. Pence’s comments echoed those made by President Trump, who last month suggested that he was open to repealing ObamaCare first and developing a replacement plan later. However, White House legislative director Marc Short on Monday said, "we still believe that the bill...
  • How climate change will transform business and the workforce

    07/10/2017 2:10:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | July 10, 2017 | By Amanda Ruggeri
    When we think of climate change, most of us think of environmental consequences like rising sea levels, elevated temperatures and melting glaciers. But experts say that those effects may only be the tip of the (melting) iceberg. Climate change is shaking up everything from finance to health. As a result, it isn’t only urban planners in at-risk areas who will have to shift their framework for planning for the future. From financial planners to farmers, civil engineers to doctors, an increasingly wide range of other professionals are likely to find their industries affected. That means there may be another consequence...
  • The Uninhabitable Earth

    07/10/2017 2:01:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | July 10, 2017 | By David Wallace-Wells
    It is, I promise, worse than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible, even within the lifetime of a teenager today. And yet the swelling seas — and the cities they will drown — have so dominated the picture of global warming, and so overwhelmed our capacity for climate panic, that they have occluded our perception of other threats, many much closer at hand. Rising oceans are bad, in fact very bad; but fleeing the coastline will not be enough. Indeed,...
  • Six Out of Ten Scots Now Say They Have No Religion

    07/09/2017 5:43:59 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 38 replies
    The Sunday Post ^ | 7/1/17 | Catriona Webster
    THE proportion of Scots who say they have no religion has reached a new high, a survey shows. The latest Scottish Social Attitudes survey found that nearly six in 10 (58%) describe themselves as having no religion, up from 40% in 1999. The survey, carried out by ScotCen, revealed that those aged 18-34 were the least likely to be religious, at 74% compared to 34% of those over 65. The Church of Scotland has been hardest hit by the drop in religious affiliation, with just 18% saying they belong to the Kirk compared to 35% in 1999. The proportion of...
  • Why Single-Payer Health Care Saves Money

    07/07/2017 12:26:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 7, 2017 | By ROBERT H. FRANK
    Lingering uncertainty about the fate of the Affordable Care Act has spurred the California legislature to consider adoption of a statewide single-payer health care system. Sometimes described as Medicare for all, single-payer is a system in which a public agency handles health care financing while the delivery of care remains largely in private hands. Discussions of the California measure have stalled, however, in the wake of preliminary estimates pegging the cost of the program as greater than the entire state government budget. Similar cost concerns derailed single-payer proposals in Colorado and Vermont. Voters need to understand that this cost objection...
  • Mysterious Explosions In Siberia Are Signs Of Galloping Climate Change

    07/07/2017 9:48:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 7, 2017 | by David Bressan
    Siberia is no stranger to mysterious explosions. In 1908, a blast flattened an entire forest and the exact cause of the Tunguska Event is still debated. More recent explosions, by far less powerful, but still dangerous, seem to be caused by climate change. According to a reindeer herder of the Jamal Peninsula, on the morning of June 28, he heard a loud blast and a column of smoke rising from the ground. The explosion he heard created a crater with a diameter of 25 feet and almost 65 feet deep. When first reports about the mysterious craters in Siberia appeared...