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  • South Africa begins seizing white-owned farms

    08/20/2018 7:17:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies ^ | August 20, 20187:19pm | Frank Chung
    THE South African government has begun the process of seizing land from white farmers. Local newspaper City Press reports two game farms in the northern province of Limpopo are the first to be targeted for unilateral seizure after negotiations with the owners to purchase the properties stalled. While the government says it intends to pay, owners Akkerland Boerdery wanted 200 million rand ($18.7 million) for the land — they’re being offered just 20 million rand ($1.87 million). “Notice is hereby given that a terrain inspection will be held on the farms on April 5, 2018 at 10am in order to...
  • Up and Coming Socialists Dont Even Know what Socialism Is

    08/19/2018 7:22:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/19/18 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Just wait until Its Free There is no such thing as a free lunch, someone has to pay for it. The American socialist politicians are promising their voting constituents Free Stuff through such figures as Bernie Sanders, the politician from Vermont whose economic fortunes have improved drastically since he ran for president, and the socialist Cortez from the Bronx who, although she has a degree from a prestigious and very expensive school, does not know anything about Economics or geopolitics, by her own admission, and shows her lack of knowledge every time she opens her mouth.
  • Understanding Occasional Cortex Disorder: A Public Health Poster (satire)

    08/09/2018 8:24:44 AM PDT · by poconopundit · 32 replies
    Freeper Town USA ^ | 8/9/2018 | PoconoPundit
    Occasional Cortex Disorder (OCD) is a serious medical condition that deteriorates the reasoning power of the human brain. The OCD brain collects facts, but can't associate or share knowledge across its memory spheres. If a normal brain is a global network, the OCD brain is a siloed 1980s IBM PC. OCD causes the cortex to form black holes which gravitationally pull back and stop information from being shared with other spheres. Simple facts the OCD brain can recall, such as: margarita recipes, salsa-sauce-making tips, and kitty litter clean up strategies. However complex thought is restricted. Questions about foreign policy and...
  • Debunking Socialist Myths: 90 Percent Of Scandinavias Wealth Is Privately Owned

    08/18/2018 5:17:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/18/2018 | By Giancarlo Sopo
    By Giancarlo SopoAugust 17, 2018 I woke up early one recent morning, scanned the news, and stumbled upon a tweet praising an “informative and fun podcast episode” that promised to set the record straight on Scandinavian socialism. Having read a decent amount about the Nordic model, I was curious to see what kind of wisdom Matt and Elizabeth “Liz” Bruenig, of the People’s Policy Project and Washington Post, respectively, had in store.After a light-hearted intro, Liz began with “Norway is not socialist?” alluding to a recent Forbes article that contradicted claims that Scandinavia is a socialist paradise. This prompted...
  • Cuomo Brothers Chart Course for America's Future

    08/18/2018 11:09:43 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 22 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 August 2018 | John Semmens
    Chris Cuomo: Antifa Violence Justified CNNs Chris Cuomo defended Antifas assaults on political opponents, calling it a justifiable tactic to combat bigotry. The attempt to equate this with Nazi Brownshirts beating up Jews and political opponents is unfair. The Nazis were bigots. Their victims were innocent. Antifas victims are the right wing bigots who support the bigot-in-chief who occupies the White House. Cracking their skulls is a socially beneficial use of violence for a good cause. In related news, CNN filed a motion to unseal the names and addresses of the jurors in the Manafort trial. The motion asserted that...
  • Ocasio-Cortez bans press from covering campaign event

    08/17/2018 2:59:54 PM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    MSN News ^ | August 17, 2018 | Alex Pappas
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic socialist star running for New York's 14th congressional district, is facing criticism after her campaign banned journalists from covering a town hall meeting with voters this week. The Queens Chronicle, a local news outlet, reported that the campaign for the 28-year-old progressive prevented reporters from attending a campaign event in Corona on Sunday, even though it was open to the rest of the public. The campaign reportedly barred reporters from a prior event as well.
  • Opinion: Capitalism can crack climate change. But only if it takes risks

    08/17/2018 11:49:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | August 17, 2018 | by Larry Elliott
    This summers heatwave has provided a glimpse of the future, and it is not a pretty one. On current trends, the years to come will see rising temperatures, droughts, a fight to feed a growing population, and a race against time to reduce dependency on fossil fuels. The struggle to combat climate change brings out the best and worst of capitalism. Decarbonisation of the economy requires alternatives for coal and cars that run on diesel, and that plays to capitalisms strengths. The good news is that in Beijing and New Delhi, policymakers have woken up to the idea that green...
  • How climate change will affect the trees on your Chicago block: 'Its about to get a lot tougher.'

    08/17/2018 11:30:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 17, 2018 | by Cindy Dampier
    When you think of climate change, you might be thinking melting glaciers, massive hurricanes or polar bears on dwindling ice floes. Add this to that grim list: The trees in your own backyard. The birches in the corner of your kids favorite park, the towering spruce in your suburban backyard, that graceful linden on your block all are likely to disappear from Chicagos landscape over the next few decades, casualties of a climate that is suddenly ill-suited to their needs. Yet, at least one corner of Chicago should have a pretty good chance of retaining most of its trees...
  • Most economic forecasts have a big blind spot: Climate change

    08/17/2018 11:25:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    CNN Money ^ | August 17, 2018 | by Lydia DePillis
    Climate change is having a real impact, not just on the environment but on the economy too. And a growing body of research by economists and climate scientists shows that extreme weather will weigh on economic growth even more so in the future. But almost no mainstream economic forecasting model takes that into account, in an omission that some economists say could affect the accuracy of economic predictions going forward. The most recent study to quantify the economic impact of the carbon emissions that spur climate change was featured last week in a brief by the Federal Reserve Bank of...
  • Climate change is helping crank up the temperatures of California's heat waves

    08/17/2018 11:20:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 17, 2018 | By BETTINA BOXALL
    California suffered through its hottest July on record, while August has pushed sea-surface temperatures off the San Diego coast to all-time highs. Are these punishing summer heat waves the consequences of global warming or the result of familiar weather patterns? The answer, scientists say, is both. Climate change is amplifying natural variations in the weather. So when California roasts under a stubborn high-pressure system, the thermometer climbs higher than it would in the past. What were seeing now is the atmosphere doing what it has always done. But its doing it in a warmer world, so the heat waves occurring...
  • Global warming policy: Is population left out in the cold?

    08/17/2018 11:14:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Science ^ | August 17, 2018 | by John Bongaarts, Brian C. O'Neill
    Summary Would slowing human population growth lessen future impacts of anthropogenic climate change? With an additional 4 billion people expected on the planet by 2100, the answer seems an obvious yes. Indeed, substantial scientific literature backs up this intuition. Many nongovernmental organizations undertake climate- and population-related activities, and national adaptation plans for most of the least-developed countries recognize population growth as an important component of vulnerability to climate impacts. But despite this evidence, much of the climate community, notably the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the primary source of scientific information for the international climate change policy process, is...
  • Is Sweden On The Verge Of Rejecting Socialism?

    08/17/2018 8:12:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/17/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    John covered an interesting story out of Sweden the other night which really struck me as a bit odd. It’s a tale of arson and vandalism, “hooligans” and riots. These are all things which I don’t generally associate with the country of Sweden for some reason, but it turns out that such acts of unrest are actually rather common there, particularly right before the beginning of the new school year. Yet these car fires (which numbered in the hundreds) hit multiple cities simultaneously, so it looked far too coordinated to write off as mere coincidence.A bit more digging reveals...
  • Swamped in Inflation, Venezuela Will Cut Five Zeros from Currency

    08/17/2018 1:56:12 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 48 replies
    New York Times via WRAL ^ | August 16, 2018 | Nicholas Casey
    MEDELLN, Colombia Faced with nearly incomprehensible inflation 32,714 percent as of Wednesday Venezuelan officials thought they had a solution: They changed the color of the bank notes and increased their denomination. Then they said they would lop off three zeros. And when that didnt seem enough, they announced they would cut off two more. The tactics have left Venezuelans like Yosmar Nowak, the owner of a coffee shop in Caracas, convinced that there is no solution in sight and that the government cannot even bring down the price of a cup of coffee, an eye-watering 2 million...
  • Trees are migrating west to escape climate change

    08/16/2018 1:27:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 79 replies
    Popular Science ^ | August 16, 2018 | By Marlene Cimons
    An individual tree has roots and, of course, it doesnt move. But trees, as a species, do move over time. They migrate in response to environmental challenges, especially climate change. Surprisingly, they dont all go to the Poles, where it is cooler. As it turns out, more of them head west, where it is getting wetter. Sure, some species, such as evergreens, are heading to the Poles to escape the heat. But others, like certain oaks and maple, are going west in search of rain. For the most part, tree migrations are moisture related, said Songlin Fei, associate professor at...
  • Global warming will make tsunamis more common, scientists warn

    08/16/2018 1:21:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | August 16, 2018 | by Rob Waugh
    Coastal cities could face bigger and more dangerous tsunamis thanks to global warming with even small earthquakes capable of unleashing killer waves, scientists have warned. Researchers say that earthquakes which would pose no threat today could lead to cities being swamped by water as the sea level rises. The researchers focused on the city of Macau in China, which is currently considered safe from tsunamis, despite lying in an earthquake zone. But a three-foot rise in sea level would increase the risk of tsunamis inundating the city by up to 4.7 times, the researchers found. Such a rise is predicted...
  • Meet the climate kids suing the US government over global warming

    08/16/2018 1:15:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    New Scientist ^ | August 15, 2018 | By Fred Pearce
    They claim inaction on climate change has blighted their future - just one of many challenges now hitting the courts. And they might just succeed. HIGH-SCHOOL student Aji Piper goes snowboarding in the mountains behind Seattle but for how much longer, he wonders. Miko Vergun fears her native Majuro atoll in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific could soon be under water. In Alaska, Nathan Barings friends can no longer hunt for seals because the ice is too thin. Nine-year-old Levi Draheim, who lives in low-lying, coastal Florida, says of his president: Its scary having someone in the White...
  • Poster Boy/Girl For Public Education

    08/16/2018 5:20:56 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-16-18 | MOTUS
    Yes, there is something worse than socialists winning elections in America: socialists so uneducated/stupid they dont even know theyre socialists. Christine Hallquist, after winning Vermont governor primary: Im Not Sure I Even Know What Socialism Is. So I just don't have the background to answer that question. I dont blame Christine whos running on a socialist platform of universal health care and free public college for not knowing hes a socialist, heck, he doesnt even know what gender he is.But come on, people of Vermont, you can still tell the difference, right?Christine: poster boy/girl for universal public education....
  • Commentary: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez becomes the Sarah Palin of the Left (Not meant as a compliment)

    08/16/2018 2:12:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 13, 2018 | Michael Graham
    If you're one of the many American progressives cheering on the performance of your new political rock star, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, look around: Many of the people cheering with you are Republicans. Ocasio-Cortez's 14-point victory over 10-term incumbent Democrat Joe Crowley was certainly impressive. Her performance since then? Not so much. The GOP have branded her a gaffe machine, Democrats on Capitol Hill her urging her "to do things differently," and her stumbling media appearances have sparked references to the "P" word: "Palin." Yes, it's that bad. There's a lot to like about the bold, outspoken battler from the Bronx who,...
  • Socialism is 'mainstream,' not a 'tainted' ideology: Bernie Sanders

    08/15/2018 6:13:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/15/18 | Gabriella Muoz
    During an interview on The Late Show, Tuesday, Senator Bernie Sanders declared socialist ideas to be mainstream, after host Stephen Colbert suggested its hurting Democrats at the ballot box. Mr. Colbert pointed out that most of the candidates Mr. Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaigned for lost their primaries. Why do you need to call yourself socialists? Because thats freighted with so much negativity in the United States, the late-night comedian asked. Maybe theres a little taint to socialism that turns people off?
  • Social Security Fails

    08/15/2018 9:20:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 94 replies ^ | August 15, 2018 | John Stossel
    Social Security is running out of money. You may not believe that, but it's a fact. That FICA money taken from your paycheck was not saved for you in a "trust fund." Politicians misled us. They spent every penny the moment it came in. This started as soon as they created Social Security. They assumed that FICA payments from young workers would cover the cost of sending checks to older people. After all, at the time, most Americans died before they reached 65. Now, however, people keep living longer. There just aren't enough young people to cover my Social Security...