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  • Ultra-violent gangs thrive in chaotic Venezuela despite crackdown

    08/31/2016 10:27:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 31, 2016 | Frank Jack Daniel
    The click-clack of guns being cocked echoes in the cement safe house where seven kidnappers keep watch over a western Caracas slum, their 33-year-old gang leader boasting of grenade attacks on police and growing wealth and power. Venezuela's socialist economy is suffering triple-digit inflation, severe shortages and a third year of recession, but gangs like this have found strength and profit in the chaos. They are teaming up with former rivals and buying heavier weapons to control ever-larger territory in the capital and beyond, the criminals, the government and criminologists say. "The majority of the other slums are our friends....
  • Pediatricians putting new focus on how violence, other problems affect children's lives

    08/30/2016 6:39:21 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies
    bergen record ^ | August 29, 2016 | KARA YORIO
    Violence, racism, intolerance and religious bigotry made headlines this summer and the American Academy of Pediatrics took notice. These issues are impacting children and the organization wants to address the societal problems proactively with kids and their families.“We need to talk more about this, definitely,” said Dr. Sylvia Blaustein of St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson. “I think everybody should be discussing these issues because of what’s going on nationally and internationally.”  The AAP was pushed to action in early July after shootings in Baton Rouge and Dallas. It announced an initiative aimed at addressing gun violence as...
  • Europe’s Socialist Zombies are Marching into Oblivion

    08/28/2016 7:21:31 PM PDT · by pboyington · 12 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | August 28, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Put a fork in it. Europe is done. By the way, I should note here that I mean Western Europe. Those in the East still have not very fond memories of the Muslim invaders on their southern doorstep and would rather do without the barbarians raping their women and detonating suicide bombs on the streets of Krakow and Prague and Bucharest in the 21st Century. Let’s face it. Western Europe has been hurting for a long time. They lost millions of entrepreneurs, individualists to the US in the great waves of 19th Century immigration. Then there was World War I,...
  • Obama Strategist in the Brazilian Presidential Campaign

    10/25/2014 4:49:43 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 1 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Obama Strategist in the Brazilian Presidential Campaign By Julio Severo The 2014 Brazilian presidential campaign had the involvement of an important campaign strategist of the president of United States, Barack Obama: David Axelrod. According to the Brazilian daily Folha de São Paulo, Axelrod had been hired to to help build Aécio Neves candidacy. Obama and David Axelrod The idea of Americans strategists working on Brazilian election campaigns is nothing new. During the 2010 election, Ben Self, who worked on the Obama campaign, was hired as a consultant for current president Dilma Rousseff. The unusual thing about David Axelrod’s involvement...
  • 6 reasons why Berlin is now known as 'the failed city'

    08/27/2016 11:58:00 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 20 replies
    The Local De ^ | 8/26 | De Staff
    Since its reunification in 1990, Berlin has developed into a thriving, cosmopolitan centre. Dubbed "poor but sexy" by its former mayor, it has attracted creative types like moths to a flame with its low rents and exploding startup scene. Tourists flock to this grungy vibe too, with nearly six million visiting in the first six months of this year alone. But the reality is that the city is struggling with poverty, unemployment, poor infrastructure, a floundering education system, debt, the refugee crisis and crime. Its chronic problems led national newspaper Die Welt to label it a “failed state” in 2014....
  • Let's sit it out this time [extreme sarcasm]

    08/26/2016 10:02:25 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 71 replies
    The very best thing we can do is recognize that Trump is less than what we'd like in a candidate, so we should just sit this one out and NOT work our butts off to help him get elected. This strategy worked very well for us when McCain was our candidate. And again when Romney was the man. Obama was not that bad as president. Hillary can't be much worse. /sarcasm WAKE THE HELL UP, PEOPLE!!
  • Marinea – Sustainable ‘Village At Sea’ – Plans To Use Bitcoin

    08/25/2016 1:24:59 PM PDT · by amorphous · 34 replies
    Cyptocoinnews.com ^ | 25 August 2015 | Elliot Maras
    Marinea, a company planning to establish a self-sustaining “Village At Sea’ between Miami and Cuba, plans to use bitcoin as its currency and eventually have its own electronic currency. Bitcoin, a decentralized currency with no centralized governing authority, naturally fits the Marinea goals of being an independent, self-sustaining society. Marinea is a utopian concept for a village existing in harmony with nature, where citizens will be able to live their lives as they see fit. Another goal is to address the challenges related to limited available land for food cultivation and human habitation. According to its website, the project has...
  • In Miami, Recently Arrived Venezuelans Face Desperate Times

    08/25/2016 8:26:30 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 10 replies
    NBC News ^ | Aug 24 2016 | Carmen Sesin
    With no job, just 50 cents...having run out of acquaintances with whom to stay, 26-year-old Carlos is facing the grim reality that he may have to sleep on the street... Since he arrived to Miami... he has only managed to find a couple of temporary jobs... "I have been eating one meal a day," Carlos said... Like many Venezuelans, Carlos said he could no longer live in a country where the collapsed economy, soaring inflation, food shortages and rampant crime have erased the middle class life he and his family once had. In the past couple of years an increasing...
  • Venezuela Confirms Plan to Purge State Workers Who Signed Recall [Bloomberg Link Only]

    08/24/2016 8:41:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Bloomberg [Link in Thread Body] ^ | August 23, 2016 | Fabiola Zerpa
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  • Early data show $15 minimum hurting Seattle's poor

    08/21/2016 3:03:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/13/16 12:01 AM | Sean Higgins
    As recently as last year, the Democratic Party’s leaders thought the idea of a $15 federal minimum wage was unrealistic and even pushed back against it. That ended in July when the official party platform, bowing to pressure from organized labor and Sen. Bernie Sanders and his supporters, adopted a call for a $15 federal minimum, more than double the current rate of $7.25 an hour. […] When Seattle increased its minimum to $15 in 2014, a boost of nearly $6 an hour, it also commissioned a study of the increase’s effect by the University of Washington. A report released...
  • Ronald Reagan predicts the future

    08/19/2016 8:49:41 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 10 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUsy6rtDfHQ
  • Starving Venezuelans Break Into Zoo, Eat Horse Vietnamese pigs, and Sheep

    08/18/2016 11:10:21 AM PDT · by drewh · 40 replies
    Truth Revolt/Fusion ^ | Sarah Fisher | 8.18.2016
    The economic crisis in Venezuela continues to worsen, starving citizens broke into a zoo and slaughtered a horse to eat it. Several people busted into the Caricuao Zoo in Caracas and then butchered the zoo's stallion. According to Fusion.net, prosecutors say the horse was the only one of its kind in the zoo, before it was killed. It is thought that only its head and ribs were left behind in a pile for the zookeepers to find the next morning. However, it is not the first instance of animals being taken from the zoo, with Vietnamese pigs and sheep also...
  • Desperate Venezuelans break into a zoo and slaughter a horse for meat as crisis continues

    08/18/2016 8:13:31 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/18/2016
    Several starving people forced their way in Caricuao Zoo in Caracas They broke into a stallion's pen before butchering the horse for meat All that was left was a pile of the horse's ribs and it head on the ground Venzuela is in the grip of a economic crisis that has led to food shortages Starving Venezuelans have broken into a zoo and slaughtered a horse for its meat as a crippling economic crisis has left thousands without food. It is believed several people forced their way into Caricuao Zoo in Caracas and busted the stallion's pen before butchering it....
  • Homeowner accused of running illegal homeless shelter

    08/18/2016 8:14:53 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 27 replies
    The State ^ | 8/18/2016 | AP
    A North Charleston homeowner is facing charges after officials say he was operating an illegal homeless shelter at the property. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports North Charleston officials say 51-year-old Cyrus Kamini was charged Monday with operating a business without a license, operating an unsafe dwelling and not having permits for work done on the site. Officials boarded up the 1,500-square-foot home owned by Kamini that was divided into as many as eight units.
  • Venezuela crushes 2,000 guns in public, plans registry of bullets

    08/17/2016 4:48:34 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 67 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 8/16/16 | reuters
    Venezuelan police crushed and chopped up nearly 2,000 shotguns and pistols in a Caracas city square on Wednesday, as the new interior minister relaunched a long-stalled gun control campaign in one of the world's most crime-ridden countries. Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said the event marked the renewal of efforts to disarm Venezuelans, through a combination of seizures and a voluntary program to swap guns for electrical goods.
  • Aetna drops out of ObamaCare exchanges in 11 states

    08/17/2016 5:56:00 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/17/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Freefall Remember when Democrats, still in the midst of shoving ObamaCare down the throats of an unwilling nation, argued that it would actually be “market-based”? Democrats don’t know anything about how truly free markets work, of course, but their argument was that the ObamaCare exchanges were basically competitive marketplaces in which consumers could shop for the insurance that would make sense for them. OK, granted, it’s a marketplace operating under the artificially imposed and completely insane parameters imposed by the government. And OK, what we commonly call health “insurance” isn’t really anything like a real insurance product. And OK, the...
  • Matt Jones and Adam Edelen want to rebuild Kentucky’s ‘stale political system’

    08/16/2016 4:38:39 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    Kentucky Sports Radio ^ | August 16, 2016 | John Cheves
    Two prominent Kentucky Democrats on Tuesday launched a nonprofit organization, the New Kentucky Project, to cultivate the next generation of political leaders. Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones and former state auditor Adam Edelen said their group isn’t a third party that will run a formal slate of candidates in 2018. Instead, it will organize and support people who want to run for elected office, especially local office, if they share four core values: civil rights for every Kentuckian; universal access to affordable health care; a living wage for workers; and the primacy of education. Kentuckians are badly served by...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,August 15-19,2016

    08/15/2016 8:58:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 117 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | August 15, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    Call The Rush Limbaugh Show program line between 12 Noon & 3PM Eastern Time, at: 1-800-282-2882 E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com or Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963 Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. Join This Ping List Now! E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963, Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.< Join This Ping List Now! Click Here To Join This Ping List! < AND NOW... amidst billowing clouds of...
  • The Caliphate Muslim Trojan horse

    08/16/2016 5:28:13 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 13 replies
    IT HAPPENS IN AMERICA TOO! THIS IS WHY WE MUST VOTE FOR TRUMP!
  • Here's Why Wages Have Stagnated--and Will Continue to Stagnate

    08/15/2016 11:18:41 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 14 August 2016 | Charles Hugh Smith
    The only way to reverse declines in labor participation and stagnation in wages and demand is to make it easier to start enterprises and hire people. The reason why mainstream economists don't understand these developments is they don't: 1. Consider the systemic impact of energy and EROEI (energy returned on energy invested). 2. Consider the systemic impact of fast-rising private and public debt. 3. Consider the systemic impact of rising inflation resulting from state-cartel capitalism; the only possible output of state-cartel capitalism is a higher cost structure for' the entire economy. 4. Consider that consumption is exhausted because everyone already...
  • WikiLeaks' Assange - TPP Not Only Trade, 83% Is Fascists Controlling Our Daily Lives

    08/13/2016 12:50:23 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 63 replies
    Published on Aug 13, 2016 WikiLeaks' Assange - TPP Not Only Trade, 83% Is Fascists Controlling Our Daily Lives - Once We're In, We're Stuck Forever WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange knows more about the contents of the TPP than most members of Congress and is doing much more to inform the American public than any of our so-called representatives with the lone exception of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL). He has no restrictions other than his politically-motivated confinement to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on his freedom to disclose the truth to the world and he is sounding the alarm. Assange...
  • APNewsBreak: California may beef up electric vehicle mandate

    08/12/2016 6:33:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 12, 2016 8:15 PM EDT | Jonathan J. Cooper
    With the extension of California’s landmark climate change law stalled, a legislative plan is emerging to significantly up the ante on California’s commitment to electric vehicles by requiring that 15 percent of all new automobiles be emission-free within a decade. Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, D-Los Angeles, told The Associated Press on Friday that she’ll introduce legislation next week to ramp up the pressure on carmakers. Automakers that fail to sell enough electric vehicles would be required to make payments to rivals that do or pay a fine to the state.“If we create more competition in the market, that automatically will trigger...
  • The Clinton Plan’s Growth Deficit

    08/12/2016 12:17:05 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 1 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 11, 2016 | JOHN H. COCHRANE
    ... In return for more spending, Mrs. Clinton could have offered serious structural reforms: repeal of Davis-Bacon, time limits on environmental reviews, serious cost-benefit analysis, and so forth. Such a package would have been irresistible. Instead her plan simply asserts that Mrs. Clinton will “break through Washington gridlock” and “cut red tape”—promises made and forgotten by every presidential candidate in living memory. If the Sierra Club sues to block her worthy commitment to “upgrade our dams and levees,” will she really short-circuit the legal process, and how? The rest of Mrs. Clinton’s economic agenda is a thousand-course smorgasbord of government...
  • Hillary Would Give Us a Disastrous Third Obama Term

    08/12/2016 11:26:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2016 | David Limbaugh
    When it comes to unity, the Democrats talk a good game -- but in the end they promote disunity because their electability depends on dividing society into groups and inciting anger, resentment and distrust. I don't need to cite examples of Democrats' blaming Republicans for divisiveness and falsely extolling their own aspirations of unity. They are everywhere. It's what they do, from their talk of our "common humanity," to their glorification of all kinds of diversity, except diversity of thought, to their proclaimed monopoly on tolerance. It's ironic that Democrats get away with this lie. It is Republicans, or at...
  • Venezuelans flood Brazil border in 36-hour grocery run

    08/10/2016 3:03:34 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8-10-16 | BRIAN ELLSWORTH
    Government employee Jose Lara this month used some vacation days to take a long scenic bus ride through the verdant plateaus and sweeping savannas of southern Venezuela, but the trip was anything but a holiday. It was a 36-hour grocery run. Lara took an overnight bus and then a pick-up truck to get across the border to neighboring Brazil to buy food staples that have gone scarce in Venezuela's crisis-stricken economy. "Workers can't even enjoy vacation anymore. Look where I am! Buying food for my children," said Lara, 40, who was preparing to load 30-kilo (66-pound) packages of rice and...
  • Venezuela’s death spiral is getting worse

    08/10/2016 2:23:24 PM PDT · by detective · 59 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 8, 2016 | Matt O'Brien
    Venezuela is stuck in a doom loop that's become a death spiral. Its stores are empty, its people are starving, and its government is to blame. It has tried to repeal the law of supply and demand, and, in the process, eliminated any incentive for businesses to actually sell things. The result is that the country with the largest oil reserves in the world now has to resort to forced labor just to try to feed itself. It gives new meaning to the revolution devouring its own.
  • Venezuela’s Hyperinflation Sees Record Highs of Bitcoin Use

    08/10/2016 11:50:00 AM PDT · by amorphous · 5 replies
    Crytocoinnews.Com ^ | 8 August 2016 | Rebecca Campbell
    The month of July saw a high number of bitcoin transactions in Venezuela with August achieving a new record high as more people turn to the digital currency as the country continues to tackle the inflation of Bolivar. Venezuela is a country that is blighted by hyperinflation. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Venezuela is projected to remain in a deep recession in 2016. Compared to contraction rate of 5.7 percent in 2015, 2016 saw a rise of 8 percent. Political uncertainty and the decline in the price of oil are factors affecting macroeconomic imbalances and pressures. The IMF...
  • Socialist Sanders buys $600,000 home lakefront property on island)

    08/10/2016 3:52:42 AM PDT · by NYer · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 10. 2016 | Ethel C. Fenig
    The post-election season has been very, very good for wealth redistribution, raging against income inequality, free stuff for all, conveniently Democrat, and hypocritical – or typical – Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (Evil 1%-Vt.). Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is the proud new owner of a summer home in the Champlain Islands, Seven Days has confirmed. The Burlington resident last week plopped down nearly $600,000 on a lakefront camp in North Hero.  Sanders’ new crib has four bedrooms and 500 feet of Lake Champlain beachfront on the east side of the island — facing Vermont, not New York. The Bern will keep his...
  • Sanders buys $600K summer home

    08/09/2016 7:58:58 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has purchased a nearly $600,000 summer retreat on Vermont’s Champlain Islands, the Vermont newspaper Seven Days reported Monday. “We’ve traveled up to the islands many times over the years — almost always on day trips,” Jane Sanders, the former White House contender's wife, said in a statement. "The entire family is very excited about it.” “We’ve always been impressed with the North Hero community, eaten at the North Hero House and Shore Acres and have suggested them to friends who were looking for a beautiful place to stay or have dinner. St. Anne’s Shrine in Isle...
  • Witnessing a ‘Complete Collapse of Society’ in Venezuela

    08/09/2016 2:29:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 90 replies
    TIME ^ | August 9, 2016 | by Olivier Laurent
    Alvaro Ybarra Zavala puts it bluntly: “Venezuela has become hell.” The photographer had just returned from one of his latest trips to the South American nation when he talked to TIME, and he was visibly affected by the chaos he had witnessed there. “There’s a complete collapse of society,” he said. Once an example for the continent, Venezuela is now a country in freefall. “It’s hard to find food, there’s no medicine,” said Ybarra Zavala. “If you have to have surgery, you need to bring everything with you: the bandages, the gloves, everything. There are no anesthetics.” Ybarra Zavala was...
  • What is the Church for Francis? [Catholic Caucus]

    08/09/2016 8:38:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Jesus said: ‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you’ (Jn 14:27). This is why the Church has never wished to be considered a philanthropic institution that suits the likes and dislikes of humans of every age, regardless of their moral practices and customs. The peace that the Church gives to the world is the peace of Christ, and out of fidelity to Christian principles Catholics should never fear opposing the opinions of their times. The necessity to contradict worldly convictions leads the Christian to live...
  • Old Fart Rants is a Hypocrite Libtard! (gun control socialism epic fail)

    08/09/2016 6:22:04 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 4 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP6kBcP7LKo I plan to do an article on this filthy commie animal on YT who has on many occasions tried to shut down my blog and my channel and those of my friends. He is one of the biggest scum on youtube. A hater of God, religious freedom and gun rights. He has stated over and over again, that religion should be criminalized and those who don't agree with him should be banned from voting. If ever liberalism and fascism were the same here's proof
  • Benjamin Spock and Amy Chua: Two Disaster for our children

    08/09/2016 6:12:30 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 25 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Hey everyone I'm having fun on my vacation with my family, we've done a lot this summer and I know many of you wanted some good articles and I felt compelled to do this particular article about Amy Chua for a while. In fact I've meant to do this several months ago but for whatever reason I never did. That changed while in California. California has the tenth worst education system in the country. Public school teachers especially in California really don't give a damn about our kids... They take our money, raise our kids to be commies, illiterates and...
  • Seattle Taxpayers to Fund Series of "Racial Equality" Workshops

    08/08/2016 2:57:55 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 27 replies
    The New American ^ | 8/5/2016 | Raven Claybough
    Seattle taxpayers are footing the bill in the latest left-wing indoctrination efforts regarding so-called “white privilege.” In this particular circumstance, the focus is actually on “white fragility,” and it is part of a set of “racial equity” workshops that Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture is hosting in August and September. According to Seattle's city website, white fragility is defined as the “inability for white people to tolerate racial stress.” The scheduled workshops, organizers say, will help to address and correct that inability, as they will provide “the perspectives and skills needed for white people to have more constructive cross-racial...
  • Quote from the Introduction of Socialism, An Economic and Sociological Analysis by Ludwig von Mises

    08/07/2016 1:59:25 PM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 13 replies
    Ludwig von Mises ^ | 1951 | Ludwig von Mises
    "According to the Marxist conception, one's social condition determines one's way of thought. His membership of a social class decides what views a writer will express. He is not able to grow out of his class or free his thoughts from the prescriptions of this class interests. Thus the possibility of a general science which is valid for all men, whatever their class, is contested. It was only another stop for Dietzgen to proceed to the construction of a special proletarian logic. But truth lies with the proletarian science only: 'the ideas of proletarian logic are not party ideas, but...
  • Socialism and Poverty (Letter to the editor)

    08/07/2016 8:47:40 AM PDT · by rey · 18 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 7 Aug 2016
    Simply put, capitalism strives for the ceiling, and socialism provides a secure floor. Narrowly-defined socialism all but eliminates obscene wealth, while cherished notions of capitalism disingenuously suggest that anyone can become rich through hard work and drive. Proponents of capitalism regard taxation as confiscation, yet they’re willing to pay through the nose for things that are guaranteed to citizens of socialist countries who enjoy tangible benefits from their higher tax rates. Socialism and poverty EDITOR: Columnist Thomas Friedman isn’t wrong to urge Hillary Clinton “to inject some capitalism into her economic plan.” But in making his case, he offers a...
  • Terrorist Suspects in Europe Got Welfare Benefits While Plotting Attacks

    08/07/2016 8:31:10 AM PDT · by quesney · 25 replies
    Belgian financial investigators looking into recent terror plots have discovered a disturbing trend: Some of the suspects were collecting welfare benefits until shortly before they carried out their attacks. ENLARGE At least five of the alleged plotters in the Paris and Brussels terror attacks partly financed themselves with payments from Belgium’s generous social-welfare system, authorities have concluded. In total they received more than €50,000, or about $56,000 at today’s rate. The main surviving Paris suspect, Salah Abdeslam, collected unemployment benefits until three weeks before the November attacks—€19,000 in all, according to people familiar with the case. At the time, he...
  • Socialism A Clear And Present Danger

    08/06/2016 6:35:49 AM PDT · by SisterK · 8 replies
    YouTube video providing good examples why socialism is not Biblical.
  • Hunger haunts Venezuela, especially its children

    08/06/2016 5:42:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | August 5, 2016 | Antonia Maria Delgado
      LinkedIn  Google+  Pinterest  Reddit  Print Order Reprint of this Story  Malnourished children who faint in class. Children who, in the worst cases, die from hunger, their bodies nothing but skin and bones, the outlines of their ribs visible. Images like those have become common in Venezuela, where critical food shortages are pushing hundreds of thousands of children under a blanket of misery and hunger more often seen in the poorest countries in Africa.
  • Cataracts? Just wear dark glasses, grandmother is told: Elderly patients being refused [tr]

    08/05/2016 5:49:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 5, 2016 | Sophie Borland and Emily Kent
    Elderly patients are being told by opticians to buy darker sunglasses as the NHS will not pay for life-changing cataract surgery Others have been informed they are not ‘entitled’ just because they had laser treatment on their eyes 16 years ago.
  • Why Voting for Donald Trump Is a Morally Good Choice

    08/04/2016 10:10:54 PM PDT · by Innovative · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Aug. 4, 2016 | Wayne Grudem
    Some of my Christian friends tell me they can’t in good conscience vote for Donald Trump because, when faced with a choice between “the lesser of two evils,” the morally right thing is to choose neither one. They recommend voting for a third-party or write-in candidate. As a professor who has taught Christian ethics for 39 years, I think their analysis is incorrect. Now that Trump has won the GOP nomination, I think voting for Trump is a morally good choice. American citizens need patience with each other in this difficult political season. Close friends are inevitably going to make...
  • Benghazi Widow Blasts Khans: Why Is Your Son’s Death More Tragic Than My Husband’s?

    08/05/2016 4:49:07 AM PDT · by broken_arrow1 · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/04/16 | Steve Guest
    Dorothy Woods, widow of Ty Woods, a Navy SEAL who died in the Benghazi terrorist attack, weighed in on the controversy surrounding the Khans, the Muslim Gold Star parents who spoke at the Democratic National Convention, questioning why “they are more important than the rest of us.” In an interview on the Hugh Hewitt Show, host Hugh Hewitt asked Woods for her reaction to the “Khan-Trump controversy involving the Gold Star family that are the Khans and Mr. Trump?” Woods replied, “First and foremost, I would never, ever want to wish a Gold Star status on anyone. But I also...
  • The Hard Left Turn

    08/03/2016 10:08:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/03/16 | William Kevin Stoos
    We did not leave the Democrat Party--It Left Us “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” —John F. Kennedy “What can Uncle Sugar give you?”—Barack H. Obama The candidate was a man of great courage. A decorated war hero, he was nearly killed in combat. He risked life and limb to save his comrades and never left their side. He was a true patriot in every sense of the word. After his military service, he devoted his life to public service. He stood for strong national defense, a vigorous economy,...
  • Venezuela: Where flour, pasta and milk can cost a month's pay

    08/03/2016 6:04:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | August 2, 2016 | Flora Charner and Rachel Clarke
    Three basics people all around the world have in their kitchens. Three staples always in stock in groceries and supermarkets for any home cook looking to rustle up a family meal, pancakes or a quick, nutritious drink. But in Venezuela, you can get these products only if you're lucky or have the connections and the cash. A lot of cash.
  • Obama Hails Economic Progress During His Administration [semi-satire]

    08/02/2016 9:14:30 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 July 2016 | John Semmens
    In his speech at the Democratic Convention President Obama contended that "by so many measures, our country is stronger and more prosperous than it was when we started." Unfortunately, a number of key statistics seem to contradict that assessment. There are 3 million more people in poverty. Household incomes for those in the bottom 20% declined. Nearly 9 million more individuals are receiving food stamps. And 14 million have left the workforce. Press Secretary Josh Earnest insisted that "these statistics need to be properly interpreted. Before we leap to a hasty conclusion that the President's policies have been ineffective let's...
  • More Than 50 Animals Starve to Death in Venezuela's Zoos

    08/01/2016 7:36:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 31, 2016 | Paula Bolyard
    At least 50 animals have died in the last six months at the Caricuao zoo in Caracas, Venezuela, due to widespread food shortages that are affecting both man and beast in the socialist nation. Marlene Sifontes, a union leader for employees of state parks agency Inparques which oversees zoos, told Reuters that the zoo lost Vietnamese pigs, tapirs, rabbits and birds after the animals went weeks without eating. Others animals at the zoo are in danger of severe malnutrition. Lions and tigers, which should be on a carnivorous diet, are being fed mango and pumpkin just to get something in...
  • Two-Thirds of Americans Support Free College Tuition

    08/01/2016 12:40:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 1, 2016 | Martha C. White
    This might be an idea whose time has come: Nearly two-thirds of Americans are in favor of free college for everyone, and about three-quarters think at least some people should be eligible for free college, a new survey shows. As the labor market increasingly benefits the better educated, and as college education and earnings potential become more tightly linked, people are coming around to an idea that seemed radical until very recently. Vermont senator Bernie Sanders touted the idea as a central plank of his primary platform, and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton recently announced her own version, which includes a...
  • Venezuela's top officials sport luxury watches while the rest of country starves

    08/01/2016 12:25:35 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 18 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 8/1/16 | Franz von Bergen
    Caracas, Venezuela – In Spanish there is an old saying that goes something like this: “Tell me what you brag about, and I'll tell you what you lack." In today’s Venezuela, the folksy saying seems confirmed. While the socialist government officials often rant about “equality,” “austerity” and “anti-imperialism,” the expensive watches Chavistas flaunt, along with their travels, tell a whole different story about what their priorities are after hours. Launched in 2014, the blog Relojes del Chavismo (Chavismo's Watches) has posted more than 150 pictures of high-ranking officials wearing all sorts of expensive watches, mostly Swiss made. The list of...
  • How much they spent on the big cake "birthday" of Hugo Chavez

    07/30/2016 8:30:12 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 15 replies
    informe21.com ^ | 7-29-16 | Informe21
    In the midst of economic crisis, the government a lot of money is spent on a cake for the "birthday" of Hugo Chavez, in a "celebration" that was held Thursday at the CDLM (Cuartel Mountain, January 23, Caracas) and also it included singers to llanera music. At least 1.20 meters and 90 kilos more ingredients were required for the "architectural replica" of the headquarters of the mountain that ended in the "whiskers" of Nicholas. Below is a list of the budget for the cake of "absent": Kilo of wheat flour: Approximately 2,000 Bolivars (Second-hand in Catia or Petare, by shortages)....
  • Venezuelan President Links Pokémon Go to Capitalist “Culture of Death”

    07/30/2016 7:36:35 AM PDT · by fella · 11 replies
    Panam Post ^ | 29 July 2016 | Sabrina Martin
    Venezuela President Claims Those Playing Popular Game Are Prone to Violence During his TV show, transmitted across all official radio stations as well, Maduro claimed “virtual realities” create violent people. He condemned the thousands of people playing Pokemon Go. “We have to worry about what our kids consume in serials and games,” he said. “They create virtual realities. This debate has to be opened to the world and to our society. The creation of a culture that generates virtual realities, all linked to guns, violence and death. Or to virtual realities like the new game Pokemon Go.” “… What else...