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  • Kill the Ryan bill! Repeal the unconstitutional Obamacare or let it go bust!

    03/24/2017 1:22:04 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 131 replies
    A no vote on RYANcare/GOPcare is a vote FOR constitutional government. Obamacare, RYANcare, RINOcare, GOPcare, Hillarycare, Trumpcare or ANY form of federal government mandated health care package is UNCONSTITUTIONAL! The constitution clearly reserves health care and health care insurance to the states and the PEOPLE! The founders did not establish the federal government to be a charity or to "care for" the personal needs of the citizens. The founders never intended to create a welfare state! The constitution was intended to severely RESTRICT the powers of the federal government and to leave most governing powers to the states and the...
  • Landlords suing over Seattle’s ‘first come, first served’ rental ordinance say it’s unconstitutional

    03/24/2017 9:47:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Q13 FOX News ^ | March 24, 2017 | BY HANA KIM
    A lawsuit in Seattle pits some fundamental rights against each other — it’s civil rights that ban discrimination, and property rights that allow owners to decide what to do with their homes and land. The issue is with a new law that requires landlords to rent to tenants on a “first come, first served” basis. The goal is to make sure all renters are treated equally. But the landlords who are suing say the program is a bureaucratic nightmare and unconstitutional. Critics say it’s all about the survival of the fastest, but supporters say it levels the playing field for...
  • The Globalist Left Hopes to Destroy the Catholic Church

    03/24/2017 8:33:04 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 3/24/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Glitter ash was smeared on foreheads of LGBT supporters this Ash Wednesday to show support for their lifestyle in conflict with traditional Catholic teachings of denial of the self in wait for the coming Resurrection of Our Lord on Easter. WikiLeaks are revealing a concerted effort to infiltrate and significantly change the direction of the Church by NWO globalists seeking a Catholic Spring. According to one reported quote, "There needs to be a Catholic Spring in which Catholics themselves demand the end of a Middle Ages dictatorship and the beginning of a little democracy and gender equality." In short, no...
  • Socialist Europe is nothing but a big Potemkin village

    03/24/2017 6:18:06 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 10 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    In 1787, Russian Empress Catherine Romanov the Great visited Crimea. Her tour guide was her lover Prince Grigory Potemkin. The Prince's estates in Crimea were shoddy and run down. To give her majesty the impression that all was well and that Crimea was pristine and beautiful, he erected portable settlements and facades along the river that her boat would be travelling. The deception worked, The middle aged aristocrat impressed the Middle aged Empress and Prince Grigory curried favor with the empress. In reality, behind the facade, Grigory's subjects lived in abject poverty and misery. An Austrian delegation toured Potemkin's...
  • SSI program shows that socialism is a failure and liberals don't care.

    03/22/2017 8:12:11 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 34 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Social Security... The SSI program. Liberals hail it as the toast of socialism. Liberals promulgate SSI as proof that government cares. The social secuirty program cares, the program is there to help those who cannot help themselves and that welfare state is superior to Christian charity. According to New York Times columnist and leftist Charles Blow, "Social security is the gift of Washington to the American people. It is what makes America a higher standard in freedom and prosperity." Just like everything printed by the Bolshevik News media including the Times and its left wing mouth pieces, nothing could be...
  • A week inside Al Gore's climate reality

    03/21/2017 11:49:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    GreenBiz ^ | March 21, 2017 | by Kathrin Wankler
    It could have been angry and defiant. It could have been despondent and fatalistic. Or worse, it could have been rosy and effervescent. "It" was the 34th training session of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project Leadership Corps, and the first since the November election. And it managed to thread the needle — not sugar-coating the scale of the climate challenge, or denying the onslaught of setbacks, yet still inspiring appreciation for the many gains being made, belief in our power to do more and hope that we will do it fast enough. That hope is surely needed now more than...
  • Heavy California rains par for the course for climate change

    03/21/2017 11:37:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    Stanford University News ^ | March 21, 2017 | BY KER THAN
    Here’s a question that Stanford climatologist Noah Diffenbaugh gets asked a lot lately: “Why did California receive so much rain lately if we’re supposed to be in the middle of a record-setting drought?” When answering, he will often refer the questioner to a Discover magazine story published in 1988, when Diffenbaugh was still in middle school. The article, written by veteran science writer Andrew Revkin, detailed how a persistent rise in global temperatures would affect California’s water system. It predicted that as California warmed, more precipitation would fall as rain rather than snow, and more of the snow that did...
  • 'Extreme and unusual' climate trends continue after record 2016

    03/21/2017 11:27:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    BBC "News" ^ | March 21, 2017 | By Matt McGrath
    In the atmosphere, the seas and around the poles, climate change is reaching disturbing new levels across the Earth. That's according to a detailed global analysis from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). It says that 2016 was not only the warmest year on record, but it saw atmospheric CO2 rise to a new high, while Arctic sea ice recorded a new winter low. "This increase in global temperature is consistent with other changes occurring in the climate system," said WMO Secretary-General, Petteri Taalas. "Globally averaged sea-surface temperatures were also the warmest on record, global sea-levels continued to rise, and Arctic...
  • Mugabe is asking back the white farmers he chased away

    03/21/2017 8:36:51 AM PDT · by grundle · 89 replies
    qz.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | Tinashe Mushakavanhu
    In 2000 Robert Mugabe shocked the world when he made dramatic changes to land ownership laws in Zimbabwe which resulted in thousands of white Zimbabwean farmers being forced to give up their farms and many to leave the country.Those white farmers owned 70% of the most arable land in the country which they had inherited from a colonial past built on racial hierarchy. But now the tide is shifting again. Mugabe’s people have hinted strongly, for the first time, that farmers can return–at least some of them. This will be some 15 years after the Zimbabwe government began seizing their...
  • Senator Who Owns 3 Houses Rails Against Americans Who 'Worship Wealth'

    03/20/2017 6:44:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/20/2017 | Rick Moran
    The Socialist senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders, set off a Twitterstorm yesterday with a tweet that was hard to believe. We are living in a nation which worships wealth rather than caring for the poor. I don't think that is the nation we should be living in.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 18, 2017 Needless to say, this towering hypocrisy did not go unnoticed in the Twitterverse: @BernieSanders Says the man who owns 3 homes one which cost over $600,000. I'm guessing you have homeless people you're housing? Do as I say, not as I do?— lc65265 (@lc65265) March 18,...
  • The Worst Mass Murder of All Time

    03/20/2017 2:13:22 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 26 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | August 8, 2016 | Jack Phillips
    A writer who exposed the deaths of millions of Chinese people during the Great Leap Forward says the Chinese Communist Party has released more and more documents detailing the bloodshed and famine. Tens of millions of people died during the Great Leap Forward, former Chinese Communist Party leader Mao Zedong’s pet project from 1958 to 1962—when he thought he could divert rural Chinese farm workers into mass collectives. While most might assume that Adolf Hitler’s Holocaust, or Joseph Stalin’s purges, or the “Terror Famine” of Ukraine, or perhaps even the slaughter of Native Americans in the New World, were the...
  • Merkel Doesn’t Want Trump To Bail On A $145 Trillion Bet To Fight Global Warming

    03/20/2017 12:10:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 20, 2017 | by Michael Bastasch
    A new report claims policies to keep future global warming to internationally agreed upon limits by the end of the century could make the world $19 trillion richer. The report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) was one of two commissioned by the German government to help convince President Donald Trump to stay in the Paris agreement. If IRENA’s top-line findings sound too good to be true, that’s because they might be. The world would have to put $145 trillion into low-carbon energy to become $19 trillion richer by 2050 — a 13 percent return on investment over 33...
  • Remember When Maxine Waters Said She Wanted to "Socialize" and "Take Over" All Oil Companies?

    03/20/2017 8:14:33 AM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 27 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 03-20-2017 | Tim Brown
    Socialist Democrat Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) has become the poster child for liberal stupidity in her continued crusade to impeach Donald Trump without a shred of evidence, except her feelings.  While many have called Trump and his supporters Nazis, which were National Socialists, let me remind you that Waters is the one that has claimed to be a Socialist and said she would love to "take over" all oil companies. A slip of the tongue revealed the true intentions of Maxine Waters during a house hearing in 2008 grilling oil executives including John Hofmeister, President of Shell Oil Company. Waters referred...
  • Bernie Sanders hilariously rails against Americans 'worshiping wealth'

    03/19/2017 9:09:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 19, 2017 | Rick Moran
    A man who owns 3 homes — including a recent purchase of a $600,000 vacation home — took to Twitter yesterday to criticize Americans because we’re a nation that “worships wealth rather than caring for the poor.” In response, the snark was running hot and heavy as the twitterverse destroyed the socialist Senator from Vermont.PollySpin @PollySpin Sell all you have and use the money to care for the poor. I have faith in you Bernie, YOU can do it!!! 12:34 PM 18 Mar 2017 lc65265 @lc65265 @BernieSanders Says the man who owns 3 homes one which cost over $600,000. I’m...
  • Anti-Capitalist Leader: "I Unapologetically Demand Men & White Womxn Pay Me"

    03/19/2017 7:50:37 AM PDT · by rightistight · 36 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 3/18/17 | Aurelius
    Nazly Sobhi Damasio, founder of La Feminista Descolonial, an feminist, anti-colonial, and anti-capitalist platform, demanded this week that men and "white womxn" pay her "because they consume intellectual, emotional & creative labor 24/7 w/o my consent." Ms. Damasio further argued that she should be able to receieve that money and never be questioned about how she spends it, as that would be "gross, classist and frankly none of your business:" Damasio had made similar demands last week as well: She has also written extensively about "Zionism," "cis bodies," and other topics online: According to an article published in Latina, Ms....
  • New Yorkers who don’t vote would pay $10 fine under assemblywoman's bill

    03/18/2017 7:24:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 96 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, March 17, 2017, 6:11 PM | Glenn Blain
    A state lawmaker from Manhattan wants to make it costly for New Yorkers not to vote. Assemblywoman Deborah Glick, a Democrat, introduced legislation this week that would establish “compulsory voting” in the state and punish those who don’t vote with a $10 fine. “Mandatory voting would drastically increase civic participation and transform the political arena by making politicians more reflective of the constituents that elected them,” Glick wrote in a memo submitted with the bill. Under Glick’s bill, any eligible voter who fails to vote would be hit with the $10 fine unless they have a “valid excuse” why they...
  • Socialism’s Rising Popularity Threatens America’s Future

    03/18/2017 9:13:49 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 83 replies
    National Review ^ | March 18, 2017 | Dave Nammo
    Too many of us have forgotten the lessons of the Cold War. Headlines about “the end of the republic” litter political commentary across the political landscape. They usually mark the beginning of a discussion of the merits of Donald Trump as president of the United States, but his ascendency is not the leading sign of a collapse of American society. For that, see a recent poll indicating a tectonic shift occurring in the political preferences of U.S. adults. When you consider current trends in cultural norms and widely held beliefs, you will see that we are headed toward the end...
  • Dinesh D'Souza goes UNCHAINED at Trinity University

    03/18/2017 9:09:24 AM PDT · by Robert DeLong · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 14, 2017 | Dinesh D'Souza
    In another #onlyatYAF lecture, Dinesh D'Souza blasts the left for their fascist roots and anti-minority bigotry, two things they have become adept at throwing at the right. In fact, the history of the Democratic Party is a history of corruption, bigotry, and totalitarianism. Dinesh D'Souza is UNCHAINED at Trinity University. Watch to see more!
  • Free Enterprise vs Socialist Redistribution (Vanity)

    03/18/2017 7:26:11 AM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 13 replies
    It is long past due to educate the low information voters and our indoctrinated students about the benefits of a free enterprise system vs the failings of a socialist system. I suggest below:
  • Venezuela arrests brownie and croissant bakers in 'bread war'

    03/17/2017 1:33:34 PM PDT · by Baynative · 29 replies
    yahoo news ^ | March 16, 2017 | Reuters
    CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela this week arrested four bakers making illegal brownies and other pastries as President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government threatens to take over bakeries in Caracas as part of a new "bread war". Maduro has sent inspectors and soldiers into more than 700 bakeries around the capital this week to enforce a rule that 90 percent of wheat must be destined to loaves rather than more expensive pastries and cakes.
  • Venezuela has a bread shortage. The government has decided bakers are the problem

    03/17/2017 11:58:59 AM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | March 16, 2017 | Jim Wyss
    Facing a bread shortage that is spawning massive lines and souring the national mood, the Venezuelan government is responding this week by detaining bakers and seizing establishments. In a press release, the National Superintendent for the Defense of Socioeconomic Rights said it had charged four people and temporarily seized two bakeries as the socialist administration accused bakers of being part of a broad “economic war” aimed at destabilizing the country.
  • Venezuela has a bread shortage. The government has decided bakers are the problem.

    03/17/2017 4:23:06 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 57 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | March 16, 2017 | Jim Wyss
    Facing a bread shortage that is spawning massive lines and souring the national mood, the Venezuelan government is responding this week by detaining bakers and seizing establishments. In a press release, the National Superintendent for the Defense of Socioeconomic Rights said it had charged four people and temporarily seized two bakeries as the socialist administration accused bakers of being part of a broad “economic war” aimed at destabilizing the country. In a statement, the government said the bakers had been selling underweight bread and were using price-regulated flour to illegally make specialty items, like sweet rolls and croissants. The government...
  • Scientists link record-breaking February weather to man-made global warming

    03/16/2017 12:05:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 16, 2017
    March has provided an unexpected dose of winter, but a freakishly balmy February broke more than 11,700 local daily records for warmth in the United States. An international science team calculated that man-made global warming tripled the likelihood for the nation’s unusually warm month. The team, known as World Weather Attribution, uses accepted scientific techniques to figure if climate change plays a role in extreme events based on computer simulations of real-world conditions and of a world without heat-trapping gases. Natural random weather variations and climate change combined to make it a weird February, meteorologists said. Overall, NOAA said it...
  • Bernie Sanders in McDowell County(barf alert)

    03/16/2017 6:18:25 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 5 replies
    Harry's place ^ | 16th March 2017 | Gene
    For anyone who thinks Trump’s victory last November signaled a marked shift to the Right in American politics: According to a Fox News poll, Senator Bernie Sanders– a self-styled democratic socialist– is apparently the most popular politician in America. Favorable ratings from Fox poll: Bernie +29Planned Parenthood +25Warren +8Pence +4Obamacare +3Trump -9Ryan -10 pic.twitter.com/EVvBY5OFx7— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) March 15, 2017 Sanders appeared this week at a town hall in McDowell County, West Virginia, the poorest county in the state, which voted 74 percent for Trump over Hillary Clinton. Perhaps the audience represented the county’s radical leftwing fringe, but it’s remarkable...
  • Even Soldiers Are Eating From The Trash In The Socialist Utopia of Venezuela

    03/15/2017 2:31:15 PM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    Townhall ^ | Mar 15, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Remember the rolling blackouts, the shortages of common supplies, like toilet paper, the eating of zoo animals (and domestic animals) because people were starving, the looting, and the spikes in crime? Yeah, that’s all coming from the socialist utopia of Venezuela. The medical system has also totally collapsed, with hospitals not having basic items like gloves or soap. One doctor described the situation as “something out of the 19th century.” Then, there’s the footage of Venezuelans eating out of garbage cans because of the food shortage. On average, people have lost 19 pounds due to food shortages. It’s a total...
  • Venezuela threatens to take over bakeries that break rules

    03/15/2017 1:50:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | March 15, 2017
    The Venezuelan government says it will expropriate bakeries which fail to abide by new government regulations aimed at tackling bread shortages. In a growing row between the government and bakers, officials said that bakeries could face fines if people had to queue to get their bread. The government blames bakers for the bread shortages, accusing them of using the flour allocated to them to bake pastries rather than simple baguette-style bread in order to maximise their profits. Under the new regulations, bakers will be forced to use 90% of the flour they are given to bake ordinary bread and only...
  • Study: Climate change research is without publication bias

    03/15/2017 12:56:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    UPI ^ | March 15, 2017 | By Brooks Hays
    A new survey confirms climate change research published in peer-reviewed scientific journals is untainted by so-called publication bias. If a study's conclusion, not the quality of its content, impacts whether or not it gets published, the partiality is referred to as "publication bias." Some have claimed publication bias explains the dearth of studies challenging the man-made climate change consensus. A new study by scientists at Lund University in Sweden suggests the consensus -- that global warming is happening, and happening as a result of greenhouse emissions -- is based on a sober analysis and reporting of the facts, not collusion...
  • Climate change could shrink animals, warn scientists

    03/15/2017 12:50:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | March 15, 2017 | by Sarah Krapton
    Animals could start shrinking because of global warming, scientists have predicted, after discovering that mammals became ‘dwarfed’ in a similar episode of climate change 50 million years ago. Paleontologists discovered the fossil teeth belonging to an early ancestor of modern horses as well as a rabbit-sized hoofed mammal. “Dwarfing appears to be a common evolutionary response of some mammals during past global warming events, and the extent of dwarfing seems related to the magnitude of the event,” said lead author Dr Abigail Ambrosia, of the University of New Hampshire. “Abrupt perturbations of the global carbon cycle during the early Eocene...
  • Doctor groups take up global warming advocacy

    03/15/2017 12:43:41 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | March 15, 2017 | by Bradley J. Fikes
    Patients should be prepared for future meetings with their doctors to include discussions of global warming. Under a political advocacy campaign launched Wednesday, a coalition of physician groups will tell the public that their health is threatened by catastrophic man-made global warming, also called climate change. The Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health is led by Dr. Mona Surfaty, Director of the Program on Climate and Health in the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University. "Here's the message from America's doctors on climate change: it's not only happening in the Arctic Circle, it's happening here,” Surfaty...
  • Study: Stopping global warming only way to save coral reefs

    03/15/2017 12:27:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 15, 2017 | By KRISTEN GELINEAU
    Reducing pollution and curbing overfishing won't prevent the severe bleaching that is killing coral at catastrophic rates, according to a study of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. In the end, researchers say, the only way to save the world's coral from heat-induced bleaching is with a war on global warming. "We don't have any tools to climate-proof corals," said Terry Hughes, director of the ARC Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies in Australia. "That's a bit sobering. We can't stop bleaching locally. We actually have to do something about climate change." Across the world, scores of brilliantly colored coral reefs...
  • In challenge to Trump, 17 Republicans in Congress join fight against global warming

    03/15/2017 12:18:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 15, 2017 | By Emily Flitter
    Seventeen congressional Republicans signed a resolution on Wednesday vowing to seek "economically viable" ways to stave off global warming, challenging the stated views of President Donald Trump, who has called climate change a hoax. Republicans Elise Stefanik of New York, Carlos Curbelo of Florida and Ryan Costello of Pennsylvania introduced the legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, pledging to "study and address the causes and effects of measured changes to our global and regional climates" and seek ways to "balance human activities" that contribute. Several Republicans who signed the resolution, which is non-binding, represent parts of the country most...
  • British scientists face a ‘huge hit’ if the US cuts climate change research

    03/14/2017 12:22:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 86 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 14, 2017 | by Anna Fazackerley
    UK scientists are warning they may be unable to carry out crucial research on climate change if Donald Trump cuts climate science funding in the US. Trump tweeted in 2014 that research on global warming is “very expensive bullshit” that “has to stop”. Scientists are braced to find out whether his administration will put these words into practice. The early signs are not good. British scientists say moves to squeeze funding of climate-related research in the US – and of facilities at government laboratories in particular – could be disastrous for work in the UK. And they say Trump’s travel...
  • Depression, anxiety, PTSD: The mental impact of climate change

    03/14/2017 12:15:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | March 14, 2017 | By Meera Senthilingam
    It's a dream many city-dwellers long for: moving to a spacious house surrounded by greenery in the countryside, where they plan to raise their family. In 1996, Heather Shepherd, now 50, and her family did just that. But two years later, not long after work was completed on their rural home, they got a sign of what it really meant to live in their new village: It was prone to flooding. With floods -- as well as storms, heat waves and droughts -- expected to increase in frequency thanks to climate change, the impact such trauma may have on the...
  • Ronald Reagan on Socialism & Liberalism [Socialized Health Care]

    03/14/2017 10:57:27 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | By Ronald Reagan
    Never gets old. As true today as it was then. And just as important. Freedom vs socialism. Ronald Reagan on Socialism & Liberalism [Socialized Health Care]
  • Democratic Socialists of America Triples Membership Since Trump

    03/14/2017 8:10:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/13/2017 | Ben Kew
    Membership in the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) has tripled since Donald Trump’s election in November to over 19,000 paying members, a report from the Los Angeles Times reveals. The group, founded in 1982, is now the largest socialist organization in the United States and recently published a “Resistance Rising” strategy to combat the Trump administration. “On November 8, voters in the United States narrowly elected an openly racist, misogynist and nativist candidate for president,” the organization’s website reads. “We must understand ‘Trumpism’ as a cross-class white nativist alliance; the median family income of the 62 percent of white voters...
  • Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom to propose universal health care in race to succeed Jerry Brown

    03/13/2017 2:55:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 13, 2017 | BY ANGELA HART
    Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is drafting a health care plan for California that he plans to unveil as a core component of his gubernatorial run, based in part on the universal health care program he signed into law when he was mayor of San Francisco. Newsom, seen as a strong contender in the increasingly crowded field of candidates vying to succeed Gov. Jerry Brown in 2018, is staking out an ambitious plan to rein in rising health care costs, expand universal access to people across the state regardless of income or immigration status and preserve coverage for the estimated...
  • U.S. Republican Obamacare repeal would benefit wealthiest: study

    03/13/2017 2:32:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 13, 2017 | by David Morgan
    A Republican plan to repeal taxes set under Obamacare would benefit the wealthiest U.S. households at more than five times the rate for middle-income families, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. "The effects are really very dramatic. We found that a typical middle-income family would get a tax cut averaging about $300, while people in the top 0.1 percent would get a tax cut of about $207,000," Howard Gleckman, a senior fellow at the nonprofit research group, said on Monday. (tpc.io/2n1Mdwi) The expected benefits equal 2.6 percent of a wealthy family's after-tax income, but only 0.5 percent of the...
  • California Democrats will unveil a sweeping financial aid plan to help students avoid debt

    03/13/2017 11:21:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 13, 2017 | by Melanie Mason
    Seizing on growing concerns over college affordability, California lawmakers are poised to propose what would be the most generous college aid plan in the nation, covering not just tuition but also living expenses that have led to spiraling student debt. “Lower-income students … are able to many times, through our great programs in California, get help to pay for tuition. But they’re still graduating with a tremendous amount of debt,” said Assemblyman Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), who is spearheading the plan. “The cost of living, the books, the transportation — that’s [what] we really need to tackle.” Under the new plan,...
  • Trump's War on the Climate

    03/13/2017 11:06:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | March 13, 2017 | By Basav Sen
    In his first address to Congress, President Donald Trump rattled off a litany of supposed threats to the United States – immigrants, Muslims and regulations among them. But on climate change – the greatest real existential threat facing humanity – Trump didn't say a single word. In short, denying the reality of climate change is now the official policy of the United States government. If there was ever any doubt, Trump's Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt made it explicit when he told reporters recently that he "would not agree" that carbon emissions are "a primary contributor to the global...
  • Obama lawyers move fast to join fight against Trump

    03/13/2017 10:59:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 13, 2017 | By Lawrence Hurley
    When Johnathan Smith resigned from the U.S. Justice Department on Inauguration Day, he looked forward to spending time with his infant son, but that plan unraveled a week later when President Donald Trump unveiled his explosive foreign travel ban. Within two weeks, Smith had a new job as legal director of civil rights group Muslim Advocates and was drafting briefs for a successful court challenge to the ban, joining other former top Obama administration lawyers now fighting Trump. It is not surprising that Smith and some of his colleagues, political appointees of Democratic President Barack Obama, would leave the Justice...
  • White House spent $77 million in 2016 alone to promote ObamaCare

    03/13/2017 5:06:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | March 13, 2017
    The Obama administration doled out more than $77 million to promote the former president’s signature health-care legislation in what could be its final full year of existence, contracts obtained by The New York Post showed. They show the federal government contracted with Democratic-leaning public relations firm Weber Shandwick to spend $74.15 million on July 28, 2016, and another $3.69 million on Sept. 9, 2016, promoting the plan. The Weber Shandwick contract was signed by Pam Jenkins, president of the firm. Its chairman, Jack Leslie, was picked by Obama in 2009 to be chairman of the US African Development Foundation. Leslie...
  • The UN has always had and supported Socialist & Communist Leaders

    03/11/2017 11:58:25 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 6 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 03-11-2017 | Tim Brown
    It's being reported that the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (sounds like something out of Freemasonry) is to review forced disappearances in Communist Cuba.  Since the United Nations has always had either a Socialist or a Communist in its highest position since its inception, does anyone actually think they will do anything but find that Cuba is a veritable utopia, even after the death of Fidel Castro? Of course, the last time Cuba was reviewed by the commission was in 2012.  At that time, the report read, “The rights to life, liberty and security of person...
  • Communism: The Dead-End Path

    03/10/2017 9:03:25 AM PST · by Epoch Times · 13 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | February 17, 2017 | Joshua Philipp and John Nania
    With 68 percent of all Americans believing that Hitler killed more people than Stalin, with only a little over half of Millennials considering communism to be a problem, and with American youth recently showing an interest in socialism, public opinion has undergone significant changes in recent years. The Epoch Times believes it’s worth examining the impact of communism—on the arts and culture today and through history—in order to understand these developments better.People naturally look for a path to follow. During times ancient and modern, human beings have looked for a way forward to become healthier, happier, and better in all...
  • Marxism: the Bug Wearing an Edgar Suit

    03/10/2017 7:04:39 AM PST · by Noumenon · 6 replies
    In the movie Men In Black, there’s a scene where an abusive farmer gets killed by the villain, some kind of giant alien cockroach. The alien then possesses his body and walks around in comic fashion, like some kind of rotting zombie. The farmer’s wife exclaims “like an Edgar suit.” This is pretty much what Worldcon looks like, these days. Social Justice Marxists operate in the same manner. They take over institutions, groups, corporations, movements, whatever… and kill them. They then wear the skin of the destroyed, rotting institution like an Edgar suit, ambling around in comic fashion, expecting to...
  • Talking to 11 NYC women (and one man) on Women’s Day about striking, Trump, and why capitalism sucks

    03/10/2017 1:11:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Fusion ^ | March 9, 2017 | Katie McDonough and Molly Osberg
    On March 8, American women were called upon to withhold their paid and unpaid labor in honor of International Women’s Day. In New York, thousands rallied in multiple locations to protest myriad injustices, from the basic tenants of capitalism to the anti-immigrant policies of Donald Trump. Throughout the day, we asked those women—and one man who was inexplicably around—what they were striking for. Full names, ages, and locations are listed as provided. Mariana Poyares, 30, New York Why strike? We all have solid, structural reasons to be striking today. The main idea is to start building a feminism for the...
  • Finland just launched a radical experiment in giving people free money - How 5 People Will Use

    03/07/2017 9:37:43 AM PST · by blam · 65 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3-7-2017 | Chris Weller
    Mire Ibrahim waves the Finnish flag during a demonstration against racism where an estimated 15,000 people attended in Helsinki, Finland July 28, 2015. Reuters/Vesa Moilanen For the next two years, 2,000 unemployed people in Finland will share a special bond: Thanks to a new federal program, they'll each receive a free $600 per month, no questions asked. Even if people get a job, the money will keep coming in. The program, put on by the country's social security agency, Kela, is testing out a modified version of basic income. Under basic income, every citizen gets a regular allowance regardless...
  • AG Loretta Lynch issues plea for more protesting, blood, death in streets (video)

    03/06/2017 1:22:28 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 3/6/2017 | KYLE OLSON
    Are the elements of the former Obama administration orchestrating another civil war? Former Attorney General issued a video on behalf of Senate Democrats urging Americans to resist in the time of “fear and uncertainty for so many people.” Lynch lamented “our rights being assailed, being trampled on and even being rolled back,” according to the hostage-like video. She said it’s required “work” to “achieve the ideals of our Founding Fathers.” “It has been people, individuals who have banded together, ordinary people who simply saw what needed to be done and came together and supported those ideals who have made the...
  • Socialism Revisited

    03/04/2017 6:04:51 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 3 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 4 Mar, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    Socialism is the sponsor of Islam. It believes it can use Islam to once more break Judeo-Christianity, as it did many hundreds of years ago in North Africa. Socialism also believes that, by associating every violent act of the so-called ‘religion of peace’ with a fabricated Judeo-Christian potential for revenge (backlash) violence, they can tar all god-centric religions with the same brush, leaving the field clear for man’s worship of men. But allah is not Yahovah, and mohammed is not Yahushua (Jesus) , the koran is not the Bible and shariah is not Torah. We now have a few more...
  • Less than 10 percent of climate aid reaching poorest: researchers

    03/03/2017 10:41:19 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 3, 2017 | By Laurie Goering
    LONDON - Less than 10 percent of funds spent to help poorer communities adapt to climate change impacts and adopt clean energy are reaching the people most in need of the money, finance researchers say. Today, donors have given only 11 percent of the climate funds they promised, in part because of the obstacles, she said. Richer nations have promised to donate or otherwise mobilize $100 billion a year by 2020 to help poorer countries switch to clean energy and adapt to problems such as worsening droughts, flooding and sea level rise. But getting that money raised and flowing has...
  • Moose-killing ticks thrive in shorter winters due to climate change

    03/03/2017 10:34:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    AccuWeather.com ^ | March 3, 2017 | By Stephanie Koons
    Moose calves across northern New England are dying at alarming rates, and scientists believe that deadly parasites benefiting from shorter winters are the primary culprits. Winter ticks have taken a toll on moose across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, killing about 70 percent of moose calves. Winter ticks attach themselves to a single moose by the tens of thousands. “It’s just off the charts; this should not happen with such frequency,” said Pete Pekins, chairman of the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). “This is about a calf carrying 75,000 ticks that...