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  • U of Wisconsin Faculty Advised Not to Say ‘America Is a Melting Pot’ Because That’s Racist

    07/01/2015 11:56:17 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    National Review ^ | July 1, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    Another phrase declared unacceptable by the college PC police. The University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point has told its faculty that seemingly innocuous phrases such as “America is a melting pot” are actually racial microaggressions and should not be used. The suggestion was one of many no-no phrases listed on an “Examples of Racial Microaggressions” document that the school handed out “as a discussion item for some new faculty and staff training over the past few years,” according to an e-mail a school official sent to the College Fix. Other “microaggressions” on the list include asking “Where are you from,”...
  • Bernie Sanders attracts massive crowd in Madison, Wisconsin

    07/01/2015 11:02:40 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    DC Caller ^ | 7-1-15 | Al Weaver
    Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders attracted a near sell out crowd Wednesday night at Madison Veteran's Memorial Stadium which seats about 10,000 people.
  • Union Members Support Bernie Sanders:(Many Union Members Say Hillary Can't Be Trusted)

    07/01/2015 7:43:07 PM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | July 1, 2015 | Destiny Albritton
    Bernie Sanders has turned Hillary Clinton’s parade to the White House into a competitive race for the Democratic nomination, as unions prefer Clintons’ socialist opponent. LaborUnionReport.com organized an informal poll in mid-June 2015 and the results showed that union support for Hillary Clinton was lacking significantly. Seventy-six percent of union members favor Bernie Sanders for president in 2016. Only 11 percent of union members favored Hillary Clinton. The report said, “due to her time spent with the employer-friendly Rose law firm (which helps employers fight unions), as well as her stint on the board of directors for Wal-Mart, many union...
  • How will the National Socialist Left’s excuse the failure of socialism in Greece?

    07/01/2015 2:37:24 PM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 36 replies
    It’s axiomatic that when a socialist regime hits the skids, the left will generally try to claim that such regime is ‘right wing’ somehow. Such claims can and will be completely irrational on their face, but for the national socialist Left it’s all about talking points and a simplistic ( but ‘superior’) mentality that favors headlines and shallow thought on the subject And before you complain that I dare use the word ‘national’ next to the word ‘socialist’ I would ask that you please explain in detail (with documentation) Just how in Hades’ the word national modifies the meaning of...
  • America's Destiny in the Balance

    07/01/2015 3:18:45 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 7-1-15 | Steve McCann
    In 1856 Harper’s Magazine published a quote first attributed to Jose Correia de Serra, a Portuguese Abbot, scientist and close friend of Thomas Jefferson: “It has been said that a ‘special Providence watches over children, drunkards and the United States’.” The presidency of Barack Obama is the latest example of the accuracy of this observation, since the American people have been granted a last chance, before it is too late, to reverse course as a window has been forced open for the citizenry to view what future will bring if the nation remains on its present course. Beginning in the...
  • France reacts to mob violence against Uber by detaining the company's executives

    06/30/2015 2:29:58 PM PDT · by Marcus · 5 replies
    Houston Politics Examiner ^ | June 30, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    Recently, Parisian taxi drivers decided to deal with competition they have been getting from a new Internet car service called Uber by rioting and physically attacking cars they suspected of being part of that company. French authorities decided to deal with the situation by detaining two Uber executives and accusing them of running an “illicit service,” according to a Monday story in USA Today, The action illustrates how a bureaucratic, European socialist company reacts to change brought on by technology and entrepreneurial activity, by trying to ban it.
  • How kids can get free meals this summer

    06/29/2015 3:44:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | June 29, 2015 | By Teri Weaver
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. – School children who qualify for free and reduced lunches can receive free summer meals at thousands of locations throughout New York. Last year, almost 360,000 children participated in the summer meals program statewide, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office. Persons with disabilities, also can receive free nutritious meals and snacks at the summer meals sites. To find a free meal site near you, use this website. You can search the entire nation by clicking on "find sites."
  • Rich countries' $100bn promise to fight climate change 'not delivered'

    06/29/2015 6:42:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | June 29, 2015 | by Suzanne Goldenberg
    Rich countries are very, very far from raising the billions they promised to help poor countries fight climate change, jeopardising the prospects of reaching a global warming deal at Paris, the world’s rising economies warned. As a key United Nations meeting got underway, Brazil, China, India and South Africa said they were disappointed in rich countries’ failure to make good on a promise six years ago to mobilise $100bn a year by 2020 for climate finance. The funds, intended to help developing countries cut their greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for sea-level rises, extreme weather and other consequences of climate...
  • Court Rules that Disparate Outcomes Equal Discrimination [semi-satire]

    06/28/2015 11:27:35 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 June 2015 | John Semmens
    In a 5-4 decision, the US Supreme Court ruled that “victims of discrimination need not prove intent, disparate outcomes alone are evidence of illegal discrimination.” In a case where lending practices of banks were being contested, Justice Anthony Kennedy swept aside any need to show conscious intent to discriminate. “A bank may assert that ability to repay a loan is an objective criterion for making a loan, and so it would seem on the surface. But what if the ability to repay is unequally distributed along racial lines? That would mean that more whites than Blacks would receive loans. That’s...
  • America's Extreme Makeover Is Socialism In Action

    06/27/2015 5:55:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 27, 2015 | Jeff Crouere
    The pace of change impacting the United States of America is accelerating at an alarming rate. This week the Supreme Court bolstered Obamacare by rewriting the law and sanctioning the subsidies that are the centerpiece of the program. On Friday, by a 5-4 margin, the justices legalized gay marriage in all 50 states. This sweeping decision rendered meaningless the vote of Americans in states across the nation. In essence, these Supreme Court justices, a majority appointed by Republicans, have become a leading force in advancing the liberal agenda. According to research from the New York Times, 54% of the rulings...
  • Obama DOJ to Fast Track $3.2 Million in Tax Dollars to Each Charleston Victim’s Family (Tax Money)

    06/27/2015 1:51:09 AM PDT · by broken_arrow1 · 48 replies
    Free Republic ^ | June 27, 2015 | Tim Brown
    The Obama Department of (In) Justice is set to fast-track payments of $29 million dollars in taxpayer money to each of the families of victims of the shooting that occurred at the Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. That's $3.2 million to each family! Reuters reported that a portion of those dollars was allocated under the government's National Crime Victim Assistance Formula Grant program. Now, before we get into the unconstitutionality and basic theft, resulting in a redistribution of wealth, consider that Clementa Pinckney was not only the pastor of the church, but also a Democrat Party operative (an...
  • Dutch City Will Begin Experimenting With Socialism to Test Its Benefits (Utrecht)

    06/26/2015 11:15:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    MRC TV ^ | June 26, 2015 | Tyler McNally
    The Dutch city of Utrecht is planning on experimenting with socialism to test its value and results. The Independent reports that the city has teamed up with University College Utrecht to observe “if a system of welfare without requirements will be successful.” The concept of basic income “is a universal, unconditional form of payment to individuals, which covers their living costs.” The basic income is supposed to help free up people schedules and work hours to provide more time to volunteer in the community, study at university, and care for others. …
  • THE SILENCING: Paper Will Limit Anti-Gay Marriage Op-Eds

    06/26/2015 2:27:59 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 101 replies
    daily caller ^ | 06/26/15 | Betsy Rothstein
    The editorial board of PennLive/The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa. is taking a hardcore stance against those who disagree with the Supreme Court ruling to legalize gay marriage. “As a result of Friday’s ruling, PennLive/The Patriot-News will no longer accept, nor will it print, op-Eds and letters to the editor in opposition to same-sex marriage,” they declared. After receiving strong pushback, the newspaper’s editorial board, which is overseen by Editorial Page Editor John Micek, quickly revised its policy. Freedom of speech will be allowed — but only for a “limited” period of time. Micek explained on Twitter: “Clarification: We will not...
  • Free Republic will continue the fight for our God-given Liberty and against godless socialism!

    06/26/2015 12:59:30 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 224 replies
    June 26, 2015 | Jim Robinson
    Free Republic is and will remain a pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-constitution, pro-liberty site. Our constitution took a couple big hits this week, but there is no way we should surrender or give up the fight. America is and always has been a Judeo-Christian nation. We believe our unalienable rights are bestowed upon us by our Creator and cannot be lawfully removed by a godless socialist/fascist government gone awry. We will fight on. As long as God gives me breath, I will fight to defend our Constitution. As the man said, give me liberty or give me death!
  • Study Finds Almost Half Of Health Law Plans Offer Very Limited Physician Networks

    06/26/2015 6:06:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | June 26, 2015 | By Michelle Andrews
    If the physician networks for plans sold on the health law’s online insurance exchanges were T-shirts, more than 40 percent would be size X-small or small. That’s the takeaway from a new study that analyzed nearly 400 physician networks in silver-level plans sold around the country in 2014. The study labeled 11 percent of plans “extra small” because they covered fewer than 10 percent of physicians in a plan’s region. Another 30 percent were “small,” meaning they covered between 10 and 25 percent of physicians. Just 11 percent of plans were classified as “extra large” because they covered at least...
  • Do your neighbors believe in global warming? New map has answer

    06/26/2015 6:00:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | June 25, 2015 | By Kelly House
    Multnomah County has the state's highest percentage of global warming believers, according to new figures from Yale University. According to the university's national climate change opinions map, 74 percent of residents believe global warming is happening, while 13 percent don't buy it. The newly released figures are based on a complex statistical analysis of public perceptions about climate change in every state, congressional district and county across the country. Washington, D.C. residents led the nation in climate change affirmation, with 81 percent of residents. Floridians' title as the nation's biggest climate change deniers. Curious what your neighbors think about global...
  • As Medicaid grows, will there be more cuts to provider payments?

    06/25/2015 3:28:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Connecticut Mirror ^ | June 25, 2015 | By: ARIELLE LEVIN BECKER
    Dr. Gary Dee figured the state’s fiscal troubles would lead radiologists like him to face a cut in their Medicaid payment rates. But he wasn’t anticipating the 42.5 percent cut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration imposed this spring. Now, Dee’s private practice has stopped taking new Medicaid patients. “The reimbursement is to the point where we can’t take care of these patients. They’re going to lose access,” said Dee, president of MidState Radiology Associates in Meriden. The result is that it could become harder for the more than 725,000 state residents with Medicaid to find specialists to treat them, undermining...
  • Obamacare could create quandary for Republicans before 2016 election

    06/24/2015 2:46:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 24, 2015 | BY JOHN WHITESIDES
    Obamacare could put Republicans in a bind in the run-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election if the U.S. Supreme Court in the next week upends part of the law designed to make healthcare accessible to all Americans, leaving millions to fend for themselves for health insurance. Presidential battleground states such as Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin and North Carolina will be among the states with residents who lose their subsidies, heightening the political impact. Republicans who have long fought the law could begin to look hard-hearted and ineffectual if they ignore what is certain to be an explosion of stories about...
  • California, once again, ranks 50th

    06/24/2015 2:33:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Orange County Register (CA) ^ | Updated June 23, 2015 5:31 p.m. | Editorial
    For the past 11 years, Chief Executive magazine has been polling hundreds of CEOs from across the nation and evaluating state budgetary and economic growth metrics to determine the best and worst states for business. And for the 11th straight year, California has come in dead last. Texas repeated as the best state for business, aided by its lack of corporate or personal income taxes, and Florida, also without an individual income tax, once again finished runner-up. Rounding out the bottom five of the list were New York, Illinois, New Jersey and Massachusetts, which remained unchanged from last year’s survey....
  • California Caps What Patients Pay For Pricey Drugs. Will Other States Follow?

    06/24/2015 11:22:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | June 24, 2015 | By April Dembosky
    Expensive specialty medicines used to treat cancer and chronic illnesses have forced some very ill Americans to choose between getting proper treatment and paying their rent. To ease the financial burden, the California agency that governs the state’s Affordable Care Act marketplace issued landmark rules recently that will limit the amount anyone enrolled in one of those plans can be charged each month for high-end medicine. Covered California board member Marty Morgenstern said the agency should do even more by going to the root of the problem: the pharmaceutical companies. “They charge irrational prices,” Morgenstern said, “on specialty drugs, and...
  • IMF: Greek Reforms Too Reliant On Tax Rises

    06/24/2015 5:48:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Sky News ^ | June 24, 2015
    The International Monetary Fund is cautious about the mix of reforms Greece has proposed, saying they rely too heavily on tax increases that can hurt the economy. The IMF’s concern is that Greece’s proposed reforms should be more related to spending cuts rather than tax rises which hit businesses. The new proposals by Athens aim to raise €8bn, mostly through new taxes on the wealthy and businesses, early retirement restrictions, VAT increases and a cut in defence spending.
  • Oregon dumps cold water on low Obamacare rates

    06/22/2015 4:15:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 22, 2015 | by Dan Mangan
    They wanted their Obamacare prices to be low—but the state said "no." The state of Oregon reportedly has ordered a number of insurers to raise proposed Obamacare premiums for 2016 after some of those companies asked for rates that were only moderately higher, if not lower than this year. Now, many Obamacare customers there are looking at likely double-digit percentage rate increases after having experienced some of "the lowest premiums in the nation," the Oregonian noted. For example, Oregon's Health CO-OP asked for a 5.3-percent average rate increase for next year, but the state's preliminary decision calls for a 19.9...
  • Shockingly, Americans still not wild about electing a socialist

    06/22/2015 3:32:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/22/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Gallup has to dig into every nook and cranny of the electorate when it comes to the presidential election, so when things get slow they have time to get into some absolutely hypothetical demographic questions. That was the case this week with what seems to be a fairly simple and innocuous question.The “fill in the blank” on the question above offered a rather dizzying array of choices. And on pretty much all of them, at least half of Americans responding were willing to give somebody a look if they wanted to run for president. You could be a Catholic,...
  • Getting A Medi-Cal Card Doesn’t Always Guarantee Health Care

    06/22/2015 3:24:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | June 22, 2015 | By Anna Gorman
    In an effort to control costs in its rapidly expanding Medi-Cal program, California has relied heavily on managed care insurance companies to treat patients. The state pays insurers a fixed amount per enrollee and expects the companies to provide access to doctors and comprehensive care. But a scathing state audit released last Tuesday shows that California is failing to make sure those plans deliver. Many enrollees have insurance cards but often have trouble getting in to see doctors. The California audit found the state didn’t verify that insurers’ directories of doctors were accurate or that the plans had enough doctors...
  • Inaction on climate change would cost billions, major EPA study finds

    06/22/2015 3:11:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 22, 2015 | by Joby Warrick
    A global agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions would prevent nearly 70,000 premature American deaths annually by the end of the century while sparing the country hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of economic losses, according to a major government study on the cost of climate change. The report, a five-year, peer-reviewed analysis that assesses the benefits of alternative strategies for dealing with climate change, concludes that every region of the country could be spared severe economic disruptions that would result if greenhouse gas concentrations continue to soar. “The results are quite startling and very clear,” said EPA administrator Gina...
  • Is America's Leftward Lurch Permanent?

    06/22/2015 2:28:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    It is stunning what is happening to the Democrat Party! There is no Democrat Party of JFK or LBJ anymore. There is no Democrat Party of the old warhorse Robert Strauss. The Democrat Party today is Bernie Sanders! Do you know Bernie Sanders is drawing bigger crowds than Hillary Clinton? Bernie Sanders has got more excitement in Hollywood than Hillary Clinton has ever had! Bernie Sanders is getting standing ovations in Colorado. I'm telling you, the Democrat Party is no longer what you often associate with the Democrat Party. The Democrat Party has gone full-on -- call it what you...
  • New study links global warming to Hurricane Sandy and other extreme weather events

    06/22/2015 9:00:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | June 22, 2015 | by John Abraham
    One of the hottest areas of climate research these days is on the potential connections between human emissions, global warming, and extreme weather. Will global warming make extreme weather more common or less common? More severe or less severe? New research, just published today in Nature Climate Change helps to answer that question by approaching the problem in a novel way. In short yes, human emissions of greenhouse gases have made certain particular weather events more severe. In summary, human warming affects weather in two ways. It changes the odds that any given extreme event will occur. But more importantly...
  • Beyond the Criticism of Religion (<i><revealing hurl alert></i>

    06/22/2015 8:02:23 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 1 replies
    The Bullet ^ | 06/22/2015 | Tadzio Muller
    Oer the last few years, religion has gained in socio-political importance. For example, although the Tea Party in the U.S. had seemed to be in decline due to a determined counterattack by the Wall Street-affiliated Republican establishment, the Tea Party clearly demonstrated its influence with the surprising defeat of Eric Cantor, the Republican former majority leader in the House of Representatives. . . . . At least in the short and medium term, the revival of politico-religious movements is a fact that left-wing politics can hardly ignore, this brings us to the second question. Gramsci formulated a classic strategic demand...
  • Devil in a Deep Blue Pantsuit [will do "Whatever it takes!"]

    06/19/2015 11:27:02 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | June 20, 2015 | Doris O'Brien
    Hillary Clinton’s run for the presidency is driven by a lust for power, a sense of entitlement, and enough conceit to fancy herself the best one for the job. But none of these insures her success. To drive Hillary’s engine of ambition back to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue will require both high maintenance and high-octane fuel.To date, the Clinton campaign has been sputtering, even as her handlers insist it’s right on track....Clinton showed up on Roosevelt Island, in the middle of New York City’s East River, wearing a signature blue pantsuit. She clapped, waved, grinned, and pointed in supposed recognition to...
  • Pope Francis’s ‘holy war’ on capitalism and toxic inequality [Revelation 16]

    06/18/2015 3:49:10 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 52 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Nov 18, 2014 | Paul Farrell
    Big first-year anniversary for anticapitalist, anticonservative, socialist Pope Francis. Fortune magazine ranks him first among the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders.” Tenure unlimited. Now he’s in an ideological war with U.S. Senate Majority boss Mitch McConnell’s Big Oil backed GOP as well as conservative ideologues. At war in America’s unstable, endlessly fickle, myopic, rigged political arena. [...] [...] Yes, Pope Francis is celebrating his one-year anniversary since laying down his anticapitalism manifesto for his army of 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide. He’s also been removing conservative cardinals and bishops from leadership roles. He’s hell-bent on changing the world fast. And his mandate...
  • The Socialist Left Wants to Make Things Right

    06/17/2015 7:52:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/17/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Unfortunately many new immigrants, legal and illegal, want to establish in this country the exact third world poverty and crime they’ve escaped It is a tune many failed socialist nations have heard before. When the mainstream media proclaimed a few years ago, “We are all socialists now,” people shrugged their shoulders and went about their capitalist business. Do Americans at large understand that socialism involves various economic and political theories which advocate collective or government ownership of the means of production and the distribution of goods? I bold-faced the word “theories” because the practice is quite a resounding failure in...
  • Former Israeli Ambassador: Obama Has a Problem–with America

    06/17/2015 5:33:31 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/16/15 | Joel B. Pollak
    More alarming for me still were Obama’s attitudes towards America. Vainly, I scoured Dreams from My Father for some expression of reverence, even respect, for the country its author would someday lead. Instead, the book criticizes Americans for their capitalism and consumer culture, for despoiling their environment and maintaining antiquated power structures. Traveling abroad, they exhibited “ignorance and arrogance”–the very shortcomings the president’s critics assigned to him.
  • Pope Francis Calls For A New Global Political Authority To Save Humanity

    06/17/2015 5:10:37 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 82 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 6/17/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Pope Francis says that global warming is a fact and that a new global political authority is necessary in order to save humanity from utter disaster. The new encyclical that was scheduled to be released on Thursday has been leaked, and it is being reported that this new global political authority that Pope Francis envisions would be in charge of “the reduction of pollution and the development of poor countries and regions”. The funny thing is that this sounds very much in line with the new sustainable development agenda that is going to be launched at the United Nations in...
  • RED FRANCIS: Commie Pope Blames Wealthy Nations for Plight of the Poor

    06/16/2015 11:59:24 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 101 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 15, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Pope Francis blames wealthy nations for the plight of the poor in his anticipated encyclical on Global Warming junk science. Red Francis also says Global warming is real and wealthy countries must do more to save the planet. The National Journal reported:
  • Cracks appear in the climate change deniers’ defenses

    06/16/2015 10:02:24 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 16, 2015 | By Katrina vanden Heuvel
    In April 2009, as the political right was finding its voice in the tea party, South Carolina Republican Rep. Bob Inglis was making the case for a carbon tax. “I’m a conservative. I believe in accountability,” he said. “Global warming is not a matter of belief. It’s a matter of facts.” He added, “We don’t want to be a party of deniers.” Most of his party disagreed. A year later, Inglis was trounced in a Republican primary, his staunchly conservative record proving insufficient to overcome this heretical deviation. On the surface, it may appear that little has changed in the...
  • Hillary Clinton Offers Obama-Like Vision for America

    06/15/2015 4:17:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 15, 2015 | by Perry Bacon Jr.
    In her first major campaign speech Saturday, Hillary Clinton promised essentially a more aggressive and liberal version of Barack Obama's presidency, listing a series of challenges such as the huge wealth gap between the rich and the rest of America that the president has tried to address but even many Democrats say Obama has not fully solved. While not explaining how she would fund these programs, Clinton urged the creation of millions of clean-energy jobs, paid sick and family leave for all workers and pre-school for all American children. Clinton said she would push to make sure women get paid...
  • Polar bears now eat dolphins, thanks to global warming

    06/15/2015 1:21:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 63 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 15, 2015 | By ELIZABETH GOLDBAUM
    Faced with a rapidly changing habitat, polar bears are adapting with a new entrée: For the first time, a polar bear was seen preying on a white-beaked dolphin carcass that had been trapped in the ice in Svalbard, a group of Norwegian islands in the Arctic Ocean. In April 2014, a male polar bear with a full belly was spotted near a recently devoured white-beaked dolphin. These dolphins rarely venture so far north in the Arctic; they prefer the sub-Arctic, which has less sea ice and more open water. "If it had been a more usual sea-ice year, I do...
  • Armed Home Invasion Latest in Street War Between Two Immigrant Groups [Fargo, ND]

    06/14/2015 7:14:11 PM PDT · by MrBambaLaMamba · 26 replies
    valleynewslive.com ^ | June 11, 2015 | Valley News Live
    Police are investigating an armed home invasion, and a crash that followed in South Fargo. Lt. Joel Vettel says they are looking for two people of interest: Luke Goodridge and Isaac Nyemah. Police say Goodridge, Nyemah, and the others involved, are the same people who have been caught up in a street crime war for the past several days. Officers say following a home invasion, several people left in a car. People in the home jumped into another car and gave chase. That led up to the crash. At least two people involved in the home invasion jumped out of...
  • Nations warn time running short to prepare Paris climate deal

    06/11/2015 4:18:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 11, 2015 | BY ALISTER DOYLE AND MEGAN ROWLING
    BONN, GERMANY - Several nations expressed growing unease on Thursday that time is running short to resolve disputes about global warming after U.N. talks ended with little progress toward an international deal to combat climate change meant to be agreed in December. The U.N. panel of climate scientists says it is at least 95 percent probable that most global warming since 1950 is caused by human activities, led by burning fossil fuels. Co-chair Ahmed Djoghlaf accused the media of being too negative. "Saying that the process is going nowhere is not a responsible statement," he said. "The job is huge,...
  • Bernie Sanders wants to take back “family values” from the GOP

    06/11/2015 2:54:56 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 59 replies
    yahoo ^ | june 11, 2015 | meredith shiner
    Sanders, elected as an independent, caucuses with Senate Democrats and calls himself a “Democratic socialist.” And now that he’s running for the White House, he’d like to keep busting categories and take back a key phrase from Republicans and redefine it for the 2016 election: “family values.”  At a breakfast with reporters in Washington Thursday, Sanders previewed what he said will be a major theme of his campaign. “I will be talking about family values, but not the family values that my Republican colleagues talk about, which for them means that a woman cannot have the right to control her...
  • Some Insured Patients Still Skip Care Because Of High Costs

    06/11/2015 6:46:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | June 10, 2015 | By Jim Burress
    A key goal of the Affordable Care Act is to help people get health insurance who may have not been able to pay for it before. But the most popular plans – those with low monthly premiums – also have high deductibles and copays. And that can leave medical care still out of reach for some. Renee Mitchell of Stone Mountain, Georgia is one of those people. She previously put off a medical procedure because of the expense. But as the threat of losing part of her vision became a real possibility, she sought an eye specialist at Emory University,...
  • Hormonal treatment for cows could reduce global warming

    06/11/2015 5:49:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Phys.Org - Science X Network ^ | June 11, 2015 | by Lindsay Brooke
    New research carried out by The University of Nottingham suggests targeted use of hormone treatments could make the dairy industry more efficient and sustainable in addition to cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Dr Archer and his team carried out a computer simulation of individual cows from 10,000 dairy herds (more than in the UK); to compare traditional reproductive management with what could happen if specific routine hormone treatment programmes were adopted. Dr Archer said: "The results varied between herds, but for an 'average' UK herd, there would be a reduction in methane emissions equivalent to the global warming potential of two...
  • Berlin becomes first German city to make rent cap a reality

    06/10/2015 7:25:15 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 01 June 2015 | Ruby Russell
    Capital pioneers law prohibiting landlords from charging new tenants more than 10% above local average __ Berlin has become the first city in Germany in which rent-control legislation has come into force in a bid to put the brakes on some of the fastest rising rents in Europe. From Monday, landlords in the capital will be barred from increasing rents by more than 10% above the local average. Such controls were already in place for existing tenants but have now been extended to new contracts. “The rent ceiling is very important for Berlin because the difference between the rent paid...
  • 'Surprise'—Obamacare insurers desire double-digit hikes

    06/10/2015 4:47:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 10, 2015 | by Dan Mangan
    Many Obamacare customers could be looking at surprisingly large price increases next year—if insurers get their wishes. Health insurance premiums for individual plans in major U.S. cities would rise by an average of 12 percent in 2016 if the newly proposed prices are approved, a new analysis finds. And prices would increase even more—14 percent on average—for people enrolled in the most popular type of Obamacare plans, known as "silver" plans, the HealthPocket study reveals. Customers insured in health maintenance organization (HMO) and exclusive provider organization (EPO) plans—which as a rule don't cover treatment from providers outside of their networks—would...
  • Let’s Get People Talking and Thinking

    06/09/2015 5:25:34 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 1 replies
    Religion.rantrave.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Here is a list of great quotes left by Anonymous on a major forum. Use them to start discussions at school and elsewhere. Some of these quotes are scarily appropriate to our present situation in Obama's America. Others show how our founding fathers were thinking 200 years ago. What our public schools now call Critical Thinking is usually neither critical nor thinking. It's blind acceptance of politically correct opinions. Debate. Argue. Discuss. Finally, figure out answers for yourself. --- "That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that...
  • Feds Say Southwest, Northwest Could See Catastrophic Fires

    06/09/2015 4:23:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 9, 2015 | By DAN ELLIOTT
    DENVER - Despite a wet spring over much of the nation, the Obama administration is warning of potentially catastrophic wildfires this summer, especially in the Southwest and Northwest. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell discussed wildfire threats and fire outlook Tuesday in Denver. Jewell says drought and climate change are increasing wildfire danger.
  • Consumers In Grandfathered Plans Can Face Higher Costs For Preventive Benefits

    06/09/2015 9:50:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | June 9, 2015 | By Michelle Andrews
    Judy Naillon called her insurer several months ago to find out why she was being charged $35 every month for birth control pills. Her friends said they were getting their pills for free under the federal health law. Why wasn’t she getting the same deal? “I’m just really frustrated,” says the Wichita, Kan., piano and violin teacher. When her husband took a new marketing job last fall, “I thought that surely all these insurers must now be covering these benefits.” Naillon, 33, would have to continue to pay a share of the cost of her pills, and the plan wouldn’t...
  • GOP Donor To Spend $175 Million To Make Republicans Care About Global Warming

    06/09/2015 8:47:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 50 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/9/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    Faison will unveil a $40 million campaign Tuesday “through 2016 to persuade moderates and conservatives to join the fight against climate change,” according to Politico. He is also spending $10 million to create a campaigning arm similar to President Barack Obama’s Organizing for Action or Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS. “There’s a lot of center-right Republicans that feel like they don’t have a voice in this issue, and surveys would say they’re eager to share this information to bring other people along with them,” Faison said. “Even in small percentages, that’s in the millions.”
  • Big premium increase requests show volatility in health care market

    06/08/2015 1:29:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | June 8, 2015 | By Christopher Snowbeck
    Big premium increases that Minnesota insurers proposed last week reflect losses they’ve been taking in a part of the market targeted by the federal health law. Insurers say they collectively lost more than $300 million on policies for individuals who buy coverage on their own last year because subscribers had more costly health problems than expected. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, which is the largest insurer in the individual market, announced proposed average increases of 54 percent and 55 percent. Blue Cross says it lost $135 million in the individual market during 2014. “When there are losses that...
  • What surprised me in America: my speech at Lincoln Dinner

    06/07/2015 12:52:37 PM PDT · by VRW Conspirator · 5 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 5/30/2015 | Oleg Atbashian
    Video at the link. On May 12th, 2015 I was invited to speak alongside Governor Rick Perry at a Lincoln Dinner organized by Okaloosa Republican Executive Committee in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. I was supposed to warm up the crowd for the Honorable Rick Perry, but the order of appearances was switched at the last moment; Perry gave his keynote speech first, and then I stepped in, thanking the Governor for warming up the crowd for me. I titled my speech What surprised me in America: an immigrant's account of the good, the bad, and the ugly. There was no...