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  • Who Should Pay for Damage Associated With Climate Change – and Who Should Be Compensated?

    09/22/2017 10:24:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Futurism ^ | September 21, 2017 | by June Javelosa
    Hurricanes in the Caribbean and deadly floods across South Asia have once again raised the issue of climate justice. The association between such events and climate change is now beyond serious question: we have had 30 years of well-founded scientific warnings about the relationship between increasing global temperatures and the incidence and severity of extreme weather. Much more problematic is the question of responsibility for climate change itself, and who should justly pay compensation for the resulting damage. Responsibility for global warming was usually framed as an obligation for developed states to make the initial moves to reduce their emissions,...
  • Climate Models Run Too Hot: Settled Science Again

    09/22/2017 10:18:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Reason ^ | September 21, 2017 | by Ronald Bailey
    Climate computer model projections of future man-made warming due to human emissions of carbon dioxide are running too hot, says a fascinating new study in Nature Geoscience. Consequently, researchers reckon that humanity has more time to prevent dangerous future climate change than had been suggested earlier by the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). This is really good news. This new article shows that climate science is not yet "settled science." Of course, this is just one article among many thousands addressing aspects of man-made climate change. While its authors are members in good standing in the climate science...
  • Global Warming: Who Are The Deniers Now?

    09/22/2017 10:11:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 22, 2017 | Editorial
    Climate Change: Global warming is "settled science," we hear all the time. Those who reject that idea are "deniers." But as new evidence trickles out from peer-reviewed science studies, the legs beneath the climate change hypothesis — that the earth was doing just fine until carbon-dioxide spewing human beings came along — is increasingly wobbly. A new study published in the journal Nature Geoscience purports to support action by global governments to reduce carbon dioxide output in order to lower potential global warming over the next 100 years or so. But what it really does is undercut virtually every modern...
  • Insurance rate hike sets record for New Mexico exchange

    09/21/2017 12:00:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | September 20, 2017 | By Morgan Lee
    State regulators have approved the largest health insurance premium increase in the four-year history of New Mexico’s subsidized exchange, Superintendent of Insurance John Franchini said Wednesday. About 55,000 New Mexico residents sign up each year for federally subsidized insurance through the state’s exchange, known as beWellnm. Average premium increases for 2018 will range from 36 percent to 41 percent for midlevel insurance coverage, according to an analysis by the Office of the Superintendent of Insurance. The full range of premium increases runs from 17 percent to just over 49 percent. “This is the largest increase in the last four years,”...
  • State pursues Medicaid premiums, copays to cover rising costs

    09/21/2017 11:56:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | September 20, 2017 | By Andrew Oxford
    New Mexico residents enrolled in Medicaid may have to cough up more money for their health care costs by the end of the year or early next year under a proposal that aims to offset state spending on the program. New Mexico’s Medicaid rolls have swollen since Gov. Susana Martinez expanded low- or no-cost health insurance in 2014 to cover adults with incomes slightly above the federal poverty level, up to about $16,600. As of July, more than 250,000 New Mexicans had enrolled in Medicaid under the program expansion. A single patient earning $12,060 a year could end up having...
  • People in Two U.S. States Will Get $1,000 a Month in a New Basic Income Trial

    09/21/2017 11:22:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 70 replies
    Futurism ^ | September 21, 2017 | by Brad Jones
    Startup incubator Y Combinator is expanding their research into the benefits of universal basic income (UBI). In a new blog post published on the company’s website this week, they reveal their plans to pick 3,000 individuals from two states at random to receive a monthly cash handout. 1,000 participants will receive $1,000 per month for a period up to five years, while the other 2,000 will receive $50 per month, serving as the control group. Y Combinator hopes to find out how basic income can help people respond to economic instability and uncertainty, or perhaps even find alternatives to UBI...
  • Climate optimism has been a disaster. We need a new language – desperately

    09/21/2017 8:05:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 21, 2017 | by Ellie Mae O'Hagan
    ... Climate change is both too near and too far for us to be able to internalise: too near because we make it worse with every minute act of our daily lives; too far because until now it has been something that affects foreign people in foreign countries, or future versions of ourselves that we can only conceive of ephemerally. It’s not surprising, then, that some years ago climate activists switched to a message of optimism. They listened to studies that showed optimism was more galvanising than despair, and they began to talk about hope, empowerment, and success stories. They...
  • Earth will face a SIXTH mass extinction by 2100 thanks to global warming, predicts mathematician

    09/21/2017 7:51:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 87 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 21, 2017 | By TIM COLLINS
    Climate change will have sent Earth on the way to its sixth mass extinction in less than a lifetime, new research warns. By the year 2100, about 310 gigatons of carbon will have been added to the oceans - a potential 'tipping point' for ecological disaster, according to the study. When CO2 dissolves into the ocean - as in the case of the End-Permian mass extinction - life on Earth is at risk. Professor Daniel Rothman from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology came up with a simple mathematical formula to predict when the next mass extinction would take place. The...
  • Unleashing the Power of Mockery on Annoying Social Justice Warriors

    09/21/2017 5:30:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    In a culture where humorless leftists scolds seek to impose their rule upon us normals by sucking every drop of joy out of life, it is the conservative smartass who is the true subversive. Don’t look to Hollywood’s allegedly edgy comics to zing the zeitgeist – hacky proggy stand-ups and interchangeable liberal late-night hosts are the opposite of rebels, with their dreadfully generic opinions and lockstep jokes designed to get the herd of trained seals that makes up their fish-breathed audience beating their flippers. No, if you want someone who snarks truth to power instead of speaking consensus coastal truth...
  • Trump nails it at U.N.: Socialism sucks

    09/21/2017 6:39:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/21/2017 | Erik Rush
    “From the Soviet Union to Cuba, Venezuela – wherever socialism or communism has been adopted, it has delivered anguish, devastation and failure. Those who preach the tenets of these discredited ideologies only contribute to the continued suffering of the people who live under these cruel systems. America stands with every person living under a brutal regime.” – President Donald Trump, Sept. 19 Although it’s no surprise that the establishment press and mouthy radicals are trashing the speech President Trump gave this week at the United Nations, I don’t know if the sympathies he expressed in the above quote could have...
  • Judge Roy Moore: We Removed God from Schools, Shootings and Death Filled the Void

    09/20/2017 4:26:29 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/19/17 | Awr Hawkins
    CNN is lamenting the fact that GOP frontrunner for the U.S. Senate in Alabama Judge Roy Moore told pastors and Christians in a speech last month that shootings and killings in American society are the result of removing God from schools. Andrew Kaczynski’s KFile on CNN dug up a video of Moore from late August speaking at Citizen Impact USA, making the comments that have CNN and the GOP establishment in Washington similarly freaked out. “We are losing the acknowledgement of God and I’m standing here talking to Christians and pastors and I’m telling you we’re losing the acknowledgement of...
  • Can socialist ideals gain support in Pittsburgh?

    09/20/2017 12:45:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Pittsburgh City Paper ^ | September 20, 2017 | By Ryan Deto
    On a recent September evening, 76 comrades of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America joined together to discuss society’s travails, like the disproportionate harm natural disasters cause poor communities, public-education funding shortages, and access to health care. One answer prevailed throughout the evening as the cause for these problems: capitalism. And, if you ask DSA members, all of these problems have one solution: a new American form of socialism. “I joined because capitalism has basically ruined my life since I was born,” says DSA member and Shadyside resident Marlene Noble, who was born in Haiti, but moved...
  • There are an estimated 40 million slaves in the world. Where do they live and what do they do?

    09/20/2017 8:14:12 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/19/2017 | Adam Taylot
    Slavery is not a thing of the past. A report released Tuesday by the U.N.-affiliated International Labor Office (ILO) and the Walk Free Foundation estimates that there were 40.3 million people in some form of modern slavery around the world on any given day last year. But by its very nature, the accuracy of that figure is hard to gauge. Slavery tends to be a hidden, illegal practice — one in which the victim's ability to speak out is limited. The authors of the Global Estimates of Modern Slavery study admit there are gaps in the available information: Although extensive...
  • Entitled drivers are getting in the way of California’s climate change efforts

    09/20/2017 6:56:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 20, 2017 | Times Editorial Board
    For all the talk in California about leading the world in fighting global warming and resisting President Trump’s climate-denial agenda, the state faces one powerful obstacle that limits its environmental activism: Touch their cars and Californians will revolt. Any effort that limits, constrains or makes driving one’s car more expensive or inconvenient — no matter how civic-minded the proposal — is immediately controversial in California, and often a nonstarter. Getting between Californians and their cars can spell the end of a political career. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City Council have committed to help slow climate change and...
  • It takes just 4 years to detect human warming of the oceans

    09/20/2017 6:48:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 20, 2017 | by John Abraham
    We’ve known for decades that the Earth is warming, but a key question is, how fast? Another key question is whether the warming is primarily caused by human activities. If we can more precisely measure the rate of warming and the natural component, it would be useful for decision makers, legislators, and others to help us adapt and cope. Indeed, added ocean heat content underlies the potential for dangerous intense hurricanes. An answer to the “how fast?” question was partly answered in an Opinion piece just published on Eos.org, the daily online Earth and space science news site, by scientists...
  • How scientists got global warming sums wrong - bullied experts who dared to question the figures

    09/20/2017 6:39:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | September 20, 2017 | By James Delingpole
    The scientists who produce those doomsday reports for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change finally come clean. The planet has stubbornly refused to heat up to predicted levels. Right now the scientists owe us an apology so enormous that I doubt even a bunch of two dozen roses every day for the rest of our lives is quite enough to make amends for the damage theyÂ’ve done. Thanks to their bad advice on climate change our gas and electricity bills have rocketed. So too have our taxes, our car bills and the cost of flying abroad, our kids have been...
  • The forgotten Holocaust: How Stalin starved four million to death

    09/19/2017 9:40:01 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 52 replies
    One day in the summer of 1933, in a village in Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union, a little boy woke on top of the family stove. He was starving — not just hungry but genuinely starving. ‘Dad, I want to eat! Dad!’ he cried. But the house was cold and from his father there came no answer. The boy went over to his father, who was apparently still asleep. There was ‘foam under his nose’, he remembered. ‘I touched his head. Cold.’ Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4897164/The-forgotten-Holocaust-Ukraine-famine-1932-33.html#ixzz4tBtNyeT0 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • On Appeasing Envy

    09/19/2017 10:51:16 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 5 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 07/30/2013 | Henry Hazlitt
    "Any attempt to equalize wealth or income by forced redistribution must only tend to destroy wealth and income. Historically the best the would-be equalizers have ever succeeded in doing is to equalize downward. This has even been caustically described as their intention. “Your levellers,” said Samuel Johnson in the mid-eighteenth century, “wish to level down as far as themselves; but they cannot bear levelling up to themselves.” And in our own day we find even an eminent liberal like the late Mr. Justice Holmes writing: “I have no respect for the passion for equality, which seems to me merely idealizing...
  • POLL: Why is the once thriving nation of Venezuela on the brink of total collapse?

    09/19/2017 3:38:22 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 23 replies
    POLL: Why is the once thriving nation of Venezuela on the brink of total collapse? THE UNITED STATES HAS WAGED AN "ECONOMIC WAR" AGAINST VENEZUELA SOCIALISM HAS DESTROYED THE VENEZUELAN ECONOMY I'M NOT SURE
  • Trump Blasts Socialism at UN: ‘Failed Ideology’ that Causes ‘Poverty and Misery Everywhere’

    09/19/2017 2:12:47 PM PDT · by davikkm · 52 replies
    breitbart ^ | BEN KEW
    President Donald Trump took aim at socialism and left-wing ideology during his speech at the United Nations – specifically in the context of Venezuela, a socialist state currently experiencing the worst humanitarian crisis in its history. “The socialist Maduro regime has brought a once thriving nation to the brink of total collapse,” Trump said. “This dictatorship has inflicted terrible pain and suffering on the good people of that country. This corrupt regime destroyed a prosperous nation, by imposing a failed ideology that has produced poverty and misery everywhere it has been tried. ” “The problem in Venezuela is not that...