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  • WE, TOO, CAN BE A FAILED LATIN AMERICAN STATE!

    10/23/2019 2:42:35 PM PDT · by scottinoc · 16 replies
    anncoulter.com ^ | 10/23/19 | Ann Coulter
    The left’s enthusiasm for Third World immigrants isn’t only because they vote 8-2 for the Democrats. It’s that Latin American peasants seem uniquely amenable to idiotic socialist schemes. You probably think it’s beyond silliness for Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren to keep promising FREE HEALTH CARE FOR ALL! NO PREMIUMS! NO CO-PAYS! ILLEGAL ALIENS, TOO! EVERYBODY GETS A PONY! No one could be gullible enough to fall for that. I refer you to the economic powerhouse that is Latin America. Based on hundreds of years of indigenous people voting for politicians who made similar promises, Latin America has become the...
  • Canada's Trudeau Will Have to Choose Between Populism and Socialism

    10/23/2019 6:31:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2019 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Canadian Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer now have something in common. They can both spend the rest of their lives complaining that they won the popular vote but still lost a national election. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kept his job but lost the popular vote in Monday's federal election. Conservatives won 34.4 percent of the popular vote, while Liberals won 33.1 percent -- a difference of more than 243,000 votes. Trudeau's Liberal Party lost its parliamentary majority, falling 13 seats short of the 170 required to ram through whatever...
  • How FDR Systematically Destroyed Business Investment For 11 Years

    10/22/2019 7:27:06 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 29 replies
    TownHall.com ^ | October 21, 2019 | Jim Huntzinger
    Source: AP Photo/Craig Ruttle The great Austrian economist Murray Rothbard elucidated, “Before the massive government interventions of the 1930s, all recessions were short-lived.”[1] The deceptive narrative of collectivists about the “Roaring Twenties” and the New Deal goes like this: Capitalists and speculators went wild with greed in “The Roaring Twenties,” leading to a stock market crash and hard times. Banks closed, once prosperous workers sold apples on street-corners or became hobos in shanty-towns, while Republican President Herbert Hoover did nothing for the destitute and suffering nation. Then FDR arrived on the scene, inspiring new hope with his golden words...
  • The “Supermarket Sweep”: Addiction and decriminalization fuel a West Coast shoplifting boom.

    10/21/2019 3:16:10 PM PDT · by karpov · 73 replies
    City Journal ^ | October 21, 2019 | Christopher F. Rufo
    ... Today, in some West Coast cities, the Supermarket Sweep isn’t a game show—it’s a dark reality, fueled by addiction, crime, and bad public policy. From Seattle to Los Angeles, a “shoplifting boom” is hitting major retailers, which deal with thousands of thefts, drug overdoses, and assaults each year. Since 2010, thefts increased by 22 percent in Portland, 50 percent in San Francisco, and 61 percent in Los Angeles. In total, California, Oregon, and Washington reported 864,326 thefts to the FBI last year. The real figure is likely much higher, as many retailers have stopped reporting most shoplifting incidents to...
  • San Jose to Propose Turning PG&E Into Giant Customer-Owned Utility

    10/21/2019 2:43:38 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 49 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10 21 2019 | Rebecca Smith
    Frustrated by PG&E Corp. PCG 3.61% ’s California blackouts and its existing options for exiting bankruptcy, the mayor of the state’s third-biggest city is proposing something radically different: turn the company into the nation’s largest customer-owned utility. San Jose hopes to persuade other California cities and counties in coming weeks to line up behind the plan, which would strip PG&E of its status as an investor-owned company and turn it into a nonprofit electric-and-gas cooperative, Mayor Sam Liccardo said in an interview. SNIP
  • Majority of Voters Disagree with Warren [semi-satire]

    10/21/2019 10:42:22 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 Oct 2019 | John Semmens
    A key plank in Democratic presidential contender Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s platform is that “the economy is not working for average Americans.” In a poll conducted by Marist, more than 60% of the voters questioned said the economy is working for them. Of the subgroups surveyed, 67% of college graduates, 64% of those without a degree, 68% of whites, 61% of non-whites, 63% of generation Z, 69% of generation X, 63% of baby boomers, 69% of the greatest generation, 69% of the silent generation, 60% of those in the west, 65% of those in the east, 67% of those in...
  • They Make It Very Hard To Be a Good Citizen

    10/20/2019 5:57:07 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 18 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 10-20-19 | MOTUS
    Hazardous Waste Day: the Saga Continues. This story should have been dead yesterday but it is not.Let me explain.Raj and I left for Hazardous Household Waste (HHW) collection day, which ran from 8:00 am till 2:00 pm,  at 7:55 am. The rear hatch of the Jeep was filled with toxic, hazardous waste materials: mostly stains, strippers and other oil based paint products, some half full 5 gallon pails of latex paint (I know, it can be dried and dumped but do you know how long it takes to dry a half-full pail?), old gasoline, toxic yard chemicals an old monitor...
  • National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Betrayal of Its Own Industry

    10/18/2019 7:45:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The American Policy Center ^ | October 16, 2019 | Tom DeWeese
    My address to the Colorado Independent Cattlemen’s Association I’m not a cattleman and I’m not going to pretend I know everything you are facing. But I do know that the major weapon being used against your industry is the misnamed control devise called Sustainable Development. I know why and I know who the players are. I hope I can leave you today with some ideas on how to fight them. To begin, let’s set the terms and make one thing very clear. The use of the word sustainable may sound like a comfortable term, not threatening. After all, you, your...
  • 3 Weeks In a Spanish Hospital

    10/18/2019 7:38:24 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 30 replies
    Vanity ^ | 18 Oct 2019 | Oshkalaboomboom
    My wife has just been released from the hospital after a 3 week stay. Since most FReepers have never sought health care under a socialist system I thought I would share my experience. As a requirement to emigrating to Spain, which we did in 2016, you have to buy health insurance good for at least one year. After that you can buy into the Spanish health care system for 150 Euros per month if you are under 65 and 165 Euros per month if you are over 65. My wife is a British citizen but wasn't retirement age at the...
  • VICTOR DAVIS HANSON:GOOD & BAD NATIONALISM

    10/16/2019 9:17:57 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 11 replies
    HILLSDALE COLLEGE (youtube video) ^ | 10/12/2019 | VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
    An hour with one of the brightest, most down to earth men in America today speaking at Hillsdale College about America's future and why, if we don't clean things up, we may not have one. Put up a few days ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1o4BAyd7GU
  • An Open Letter to Google's Sergey Brin

    10/15/2019 7:58:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/15/2019 | Dennis Prager
    Dear Mr. Brin: Fifty years ago this week, when I was a 21-year-old college senior, I was in the Soviet Union, sent by the government of Israel to smuggle in Jewish religious items and smuggle out names of Jews who wanted to escape the Soviet Union and could then be issued a formal invitation to Israel. I was chosen because I was a committed Jew and because I knew Hebrew and Russian. I was no hero, but the trip did entail risk. The Soviets did not appreciate people smuggling out names of Soviet citizens who sought to emigrate, information the...
  • Anti-Socialism Brought Ana Navarro Into The Republican Party, And Now It’s Chasing Her Out

    10/14/2019 1:12:20 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 10/14/2019 | Kyle Sammin
    On Friday’s episode of “The View,” Sen. Rand Paul sparred with Ana Navarro, a regular contributor to the show, about the nature of socialism in Venezuela. “You talk about Venezuela in your new book,” Navarro said, “I get a lot of political ads from the Republican Party. Donald Trump has tweeted this. Many have tweeted this. If you vote for Democrats, they will turn the United States into Venezuela. Do you think that’s a fair statement to make?”
  • California's Gov. Gavin Newsom signs law to put illegals on state boards

    10/14/2019 10:14:10 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 14, 2019 | By Monica Showalter
    Talk about disenfranchisement. In California, seems it's not enough that foreign nationals who've just spilled over the U.S. border from the south can get free education, free health care, free housing, and all that — now it looks as though locals may just find themselves lorded over by foreign nationals with zero loyalty to the United States making policy, now that Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed SB225, a bill to allow illegals to "serve" (and be paid) on state boards that make policy in California. If your interests conflict with theirs, too bad about yours: According to the San Francisco...
  • ‘I’m Out’: PG&E Blackouts Stagger Californians

    10/14/2019 5:59:41 AM PDT · by karpov · 106 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct. 13, 2019 8:12 pm ET | Zusha Elinson, Ian Lovett, Alejandro Lazo and Jim Carlton
    ... California residents have come face-to-face with an uncomfortable new reality: Large swaths of the state—by itself the fifth-largest economy in the world, and home to the globe’s most technologically advanced companies—may be subject to the sort of abrupt blackouts normally associated with underdeveloped countries. The state’s three big investor-owned utilities now have regulatory permission to cut off power to parts of their service territories during strong winds to reduce the risk of their electric lines causing wildfires, after at least 21 blazes linked to utility equipment killed more than 100 people and burned tens of thousands of homes in...
  • To Take Back America, We Need To Take Back The Schools

    10/14/2019 6:54:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 89 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 08/31/19 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    "The fact that socialists are openly running for public office in America — that socialists actually hold public office in Congress — should serve as enough wakeup call that the nation’s moral and political compasses are skewed, in dire need of correcting."
  • Give Us Your Rich, Europe Tells the U.K.

    10/14/2019 6:06:47 AM PDT · by karpov · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 14, 2019 | Simon Clark
    As rich people in the U.K. fret over Brexit and the possibility of an avowed socialist coming to power, Italy and other European countries are slashing taxes to tempt the jet set to relocate. Of mounting concern for many of Britain’s wealthiest is the possibility that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s embattled government could give way to a high-tax Labour government led by Jeremy Corbyn. A fund manager described the anxious attitude of the wealthy as “in case of Corbyn, break glass.” That concern coupled with the uncertainty created by Brexit and its potential impact on the U.K economy, means some...
  • My Socialist Hell: 20 Years of Decay in Venezuela

    10/13/2019 4:10:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Oct 2019 | CHRISTIAN K. CARUZO
    CARACAS – Venezuela, my home country, has it all: beautiful and breathtaking landscapes, abundant resources, even unique wonders of nature like the Angel Falls or the Catatumbo Lightning. Yet if you’ve heard our name in the news recently, it’s as the subject of tragedy: toilet paper shortages, desperate people scavenging through garbage to find food for their families, bread lines, a systemic failure of our public utilities, dogs flayed in broad daylight for meat, corruption, lack of proper medicine and health access, weighing stacks of cash, and so much more. It saddens me to say that it’s true, all of...
  • With warming,get used to blackouts to prevent wildfires

    10/11/2019 6:51:28 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 69 replies
    ap ^ | 10/11/2019 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Expect more preventative power blackouts in California as the climate gets hotter and drier and the wildfire season gets nastier and longer,scientists say.
  • Climate change: Big lifestyle changes are the only answer (only 11.28 years left)

    10/11/2019 6:47:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/11/19 | Justin Rowlatt
    The UK government must tell the public small, easy changes will not be enough to tackle climate change, warn experts. Researchers from Imperial College London say we must eat less meat and dairy, swap cars for bikes, take fewer flights, and ditch gas boilers at home. The report, seen by BBC Panorama , has been prepared for the Committee on Climate Change, which advises ministers how to cut the UK's carbon footprint. It says an upheaval in our lifestyles is the only way to meet targets. The government has passed a law obliging the country to cut carbon emissions to...
  • The Man Who Had Funny Hands - Scarred Bodies, Broken Psyches under Soviet Communism

    10/11/2019 2:44:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Spider and the Fly ^ | October 7, 2019 | Christopher Szabo
    I grew up among refugees. My parents had fled from Communist Hungary after the 1956 Revolution was crushed by the Soviet Union. We had many Hungarian friends, but also knew people from Albania, East Germany, and Poland. All had their stories, the one more dreadful than the other. I remember one story among many, when we visited a couple, let’s call them “Joe” and “Cathy”. When we were leaving, thinking they were out of earshot, I blurted out: “Why does Uncle Joe have funny hands?” My mother hushed me quickly and the whole thing was forgotten. But some years later,...