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  • It’s the Socialist Democrat Party on Tuesday’s ballot

    10/30/2014 2:57:55 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/30/14 | Judi McLeod
    Democrat Party is the Socialist Democrat Party of America in everything but name Universal Free Press.com ran it it under “Satire”, but their suggestion that the Democrat Party would be making a name change starting in January 2015, is at heart, a capital idea. “The Executive Committee of the National Democratic Committee announced today that starting in January 2015, the organization would be known as the Socialist Democratic Committee. Spokesperson and Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Shultz said, “this was a change that has been a long time in the making.” “We have been considering changing the name to better reflect our...
  • Mounting Crises Raise Questions on Obama Team’s Ability to Cope

    10/29/2014 2:26:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 29, 2014 | By MARK LANDLER
    ... At a time when the Obama administration is lurching from crisis to crisis — a new Cold War in Europe, a brutal Islamic caliphate in the Middle East and a deadly epidemic in West Africa, to name just the most obvious ones — it is not surprising that long-term strategy would take a back seat. But it raises inevitable questions about the ability of the president and his hard-pressed national security team to manage and somehow get ahead of the daily onslaught of events. Early stumbles in the government’s handling of the Ebola crisis as well as its belated...
  • State’s former Obamacare czar has new job at firm fixing botched site

    10/29/2014 2:18:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 29, 2014 | by Chris Cassidy
    The Bay State’s former Obamacare czar is taking an executive job at the company that was awarded a no-bid state contract to fix the disastrous website, the Herald has learned. Sarah Iselin — hired by the Patrick Administration in February to rescue the malfunctioning website — will become an executive-in-residence at Optum, which currently holds a lucrative state contract to re-launch the Health Connector on Nov. 15. Iselin, who took a leave of absence from Blue Cross Blue Shield to oversee the Massachusetts Health Connector from February to May, told the Herald today she is leaving the insurer for a...
  • Losing Liberty

    10/27/2014 2:57:12 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/27/14 | John Porter
    Stopping Socialism is the most important issue before the American people this election Please let us reason together for a few moments without respect to anything we may or may not be a member of, but just Americans who love to be free. I am very concerned that the Socialistic Liberals within our Federal Government are leading us down the path to the complete loss of all Individual Liberty in the United States of America. I literally cry real tears in my observance of the death of our Constitution and the Liberty it provides. I sit alone in the quiet...
  • President Obama visits 99% Democratic ward to turn out Milwaukee base

    10/27/2014 12:32:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | October 27, 2014 | By Craig Gilbert
    When President Barack Obama arrives in Milwaukee on Tuesday, his task will be to help mobilize African-Americans and other key Democratic voting groups who still give him positive ratings despite his lackluster standing nationwide. The president will be visiting North Division High School in an overwhelmingly African-American ward that he carried with 99% of the vote in 2012, outpolling Republican Mitt Romney 843 to 5. Anything Obama can do to boost turnout in the city of Milwaukee and among-African Americans puts more votes in Democrat Mary Burke’s column in her neck-and-neck battle with GOP Gov. Scott Walker.
  • AMERICA'S OBITUARY: What Will America’s Final Death Throes Look Like?

    10/27/2014 8:53:41 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 65 replies
    Vanity ^ | 10 27 2014 | Dick Bachert
    (I wrote this shortly after Obama's 2012 election to this disastrous second term) I haven’t slept well since the alleged “election”. Last night, it finally came to me how the last gasp will come. But first, some personal history. For over 50 years I’ve been watching – and doing all I could to resist – the infectious rot of fascism, socialism, communism, progressivism (or whatever the name loony left plasters over their insane totalitarian/utopian social engineering scheme for perfecting mankind). My family and I – and a handful of others it has been my privilege to know – have invested...
  • Venezuela seizes warehouses packed with medical goods, food

    10/26/2014 8:31:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 23, 2014 | Andrew Cawthorne
    President Nicolas Maduro's government said on Thursday it had taken over warehouses around Venezuela crammed with medical goods and food that "bourgeois criminals" were hoarding for speculation and contraband. The socialist government says businessmen and wealthy opponents are trying to sabotage the economy to bring Maduro down, while also seeking to make profits from hoarding, price-gouging and smuggling across the border to Colombia. Critics say 15 years of failed policies of state intervention are to blame for the OPEC nation's widespread shortages, high inflation and apparently recessionary economy. They accuse nouveau riche officials and military officers of illegal business practices....
  • Hillary – Says Business does NOT Create Jobs – Washington Does?

    10/26/2014 6:53:54 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    Armstrong Economics ^ | October 25, 2014 | Martin Armstrong
    We have a very serious problem with Hillary. I was asked years ago to review Hillary’s Commodity Trading to explain what went on. Effectively, they did trades and simply put winners in her account and the losers in her lawyer’s. This way she gets money that is laundered through the markets – something that would get her 25 years today. People forget, but Hillary was really President – not Bill. Just 4 days after taking office, Hillary was given the authority to start a task force for healthcare reform. The problem was, her vision was unbelievable. The costs upon...
  • America's Death March

    10/25/2014 4:12:08 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/25/14 | John Porter
    I will not go quietly. I have not forgotten, nor will I abandon, the values of freedom and self reliance instilled in me, nor will I hush my voice. Socialism be forewarned, I am not going away I published and emailed a short letter the day following the election of Barack Obama for a second term in 2012 in answer to a friend’s question, “What do we do now?” A few asked me if I was going to give up up my fight to help save our Constitutional Republic. Needless to say, I was saddened and very disheartened. I still...
  • Why the Welfare State Isn't Well and It Isn't Fair

    10/24/2014 4:17:59 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/24/14 | Dr. Robert Owens
    The ends justify the means, and the rule of law is sacrificed in the name of social justice Throughout most of the 19th and 20th centuries Socialism had a fairly precise definition, a somewhat clear program, and a generally agreed-upon goal. The definition of Socialism was some variant of Karl Marx’s well known statement, “From each according to the ability to each according to their need.” Socialism’s program was the nationalization of all means of production, exchange, and distribution. Socialism’s goal was the use of all three in a comprehensive plan to bring about some chimera of social justice. There...
  • UK rejects ‘appalling’ EU demand for more money

    10/24/2014 9:08:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 24, 2014 12:01 PM EDT | Raf Casert and Mike Corder
    British Prime Minister David Cameron insisted Friday he would not pay a European Union bill for an additional €2.1 billion ($2.65 billion) contribution to the EU coffers at a time of increasing pressure at home for the country to leave the bloc. Thumping his fist in frustration, Cameron said “people should be in no doubt: as an important contributor to this organization, we are not suddenly going to get out our checkbook and write a check for €2 billion. It is not happening.” Cameron said asking Britain for a top-up of some 20 percent in its contributions on short notice...
  • UK told to pay £1.7bn extra to European Union budget

    10/24/2014 4:09:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | October 24, 2014
    he UK has been told it must pay an extra £1.7bn (2.1bn euros) towards the European Union's budget because the economy has performed better than expected in recent years. The payment follows new calculations by the EU that determine how much each member state should contribute. It would add about a fifth to the UK's annual net contribution of £8.6bn. A government source said the demand was "not acceptable" while one Tory MP said the UK should simply refuse to pay it. UKIP leader Nigel Farage said the UK had been "hammered again" while Labour said it was imperative that...
  • The Bottom Line on Climate Change Costs

    10/23/2014 4:03:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 23, 2014 | by Peter Getty
    The recent report published by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, an organization aimed at helping the world's societies to combat the effects of climate change, suggests that the costs of combating climate change are considerably lower than widespread opinion has suggested. The study tells us that between 2015 and 2030, nations are expected to invest roughly $90 trillion in urban, land-use and energy infrastructure. The report suggests that implementing the fixes necessary to transition to entirely sustainable sources of energy would amount to 4 trillion. So, this amounts to 5% increase of the total amount that is...
  • Health Insurance Policy Cancellations Could Mean Higher Premiums With New Plans

    10/23/2014 8:58:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    NBC Connecticut ^ | October 22, 2014 | By Amy Parmenter
    For about the past week or so, health insurance broker Stephen Hunt has been getting phone calls from unhappy clients. “They just keep building up and up and up and up and up," Hunt said. The calls are coming from clients who have been notified by their insurer that their policy expires at year’s end and most will have to purchase plans with much higher premiums and much higher deductibles, he said. “We’re not talking about a minor difference in premium. We're talking about a mortgage payment difference in premium for a lot of people," Hunt said. Anne Melissa Dowling,...
  • Obamacare's Bay State Bailout

    10/23/2014 8:52:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 23, 2014 | by Josh Archambault
    After the worst transition to Obamacare in the country, Massachusetts is still without a functional exchange website and just 769 people have enrolled in Obamacare-subsidized plans. To avoid accountability and political repercussions, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is about to cut two special deals with the federal government: the “Commonwealth Kickback” which grants Massachusetts the most generous taxpayer-funded premium subsidies in the entire country, while the “Bay State Bailout” gives 300,000+ MA residents “temporary” Medicaid coverage in 2014, without any verification of their eligibility.
  • UN proposal of debt relief for climate adaptation divides aid experts

    10/23/2014 8:22:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | October 23, 2014 | by Karl Mathiesen
    A UN proposal that would see small island states offered debt relief to pay for climate change contains a “fundamentally unjust” blind spot, according to development groups. But advocates see the idea as an innovative way to increase the money available for climate change adaptation in the most vulnerable states. The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is working on an initiative that would see rich countries write off debt owed to them by Small Island Developing States (Sids) in exchange for the money being spent on climate change adaptation. Due to their disproportionate contribution to climate change, industrialised countries agreed to...
  • Shock Report: US Spends 30 Times More on Welfare Benefits Per Person Than Communist China

    10/22/2014 8:05:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 22, 2014 | Joe Hoft
    When Deng Xiaoping took over China in the late 1970’s, China was a very poor country. One of the first things that Deng did was to allow individuals to acquire and maintain property. This capitalistic approach started one of the greatest economic transformations in world history. More people in China have been lifted from poverty in a shorter span of time than ever before in human history. Half a billion Chinese citizens have risen out of poverty due to China’s economic swing to capitalist policies!China still has its problems, but while the US is moving more and more towards a...
  • Goats are shrinking because of climate change, researchers warn

    10/22/2014 3:17:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 22, 2014 | By MARK PRIGG
    They appear to be shrinking in size as they react to changes in climate, according to new research from Durham University. The researchers studied the impacts of changes in temperature on the body size of Alpine Chamois, a species of mountain goat, over the past 30 years. To their surprise, they discovered that young Chamois now weigh about 25 per cent less than animals of the same age in the 1980s. In recent years, decreases in body size have been identified in a variety of animal species, and have frequently been linked to the changing climate. However, the researchers say...
  • HHS-Funded Study: Obamacare Will Suffer ‘Death Spiral’ If Subsidies Fail

    10/21/2014 7:39:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 21, 2014 | by Sarah Hurtubise
    The Obama administration has funded a new study by top consulting firm RAND Health that startlingly finds that if taxpayer subsidies are eliminated, Obamacare exchanges will fall into a “death spiral.” The study comes in the wake of a number of lawsuits which are challenging the Obama administration’s implementation of Obamacare subsidies. Three lawsuits have made it to U.S. Circuit Courts, just one step from the Supreme Court, arguing that the text of the Affordable Care Act allows premium subsidies for state-run exchanges only. The report was sponsored by HHS’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, which,...
  • Obama's Strange Dependence on Valerie Jarrett

    10/21/2014 5:58:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 14, 2012 | Karin McQuillan
    "....Every insider in Chicago told Klein the same thing: Jarrett has no qualifications to be the principal advisor to the president of the United States. She doesn't understand how Washington works, how relations with Congress work, how the federal process works. She doesn't understand how the economy works, how the military works, how national security works. But she understands how Obama works. The president turns to Valerie Jarrett for definitive advice on all these issues. She has given him terrible advice over and over, and still he turns to her. Her true job is to make Obama feel proud of...
  • Europe emission targets 'will fail to protect climate'

    10/20/2014 4:27:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | October 20, 2014 | By Roger Harrabin
    Europe’s leaders are about to consign the Earth to the risk of dangerous climate change, a UN expert says. Prof Jim Skea, a vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says the EU’s plan to cut CO2 emissions 40% by 2030 is too weak. He says it will commit future governments to “extraordinary and unprecedented” emissions cuts. The Commission rejected the claim, saying the 40% target puts Europe on track for long-term climate goals. Prof Skea believes governments are setting targets by what appears to be politically achievable rather than what is necessary to transform the way we make...
  • Single parents, common law families on rise (Germany)

    10/20/2014 11:42:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 20 Oct 2014 15:48 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    The German family structure is changing, with nearly a third of every family no longer living in the “classic model” and big differences in what family looks like in the former East and West, statistics agency Destatis announced on Monday. The 2013 Microcensus showed that 70 percent of families consisted of a married couple and at least one child under the age of 18. And while the classical model still dominates, the figures show it’s in decline. In 1996, 81 percent of families centered on a married couple.Today, 20 percent of children live with single parents, up six percent from...
  • Another Month, Another Global Heat Record Broken

    10/20/2014 9:22:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 20, 2014 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer
    September brought more record heat globally, and meteorologists say Earth is now on pace to tie for the hottest year ever recorded. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month the globe averaged 60.3 degrees Fahrenheit. That was the hottest September in 135 years of record keeping. It was the fourth monthly record set this year, along with May, June and August.
  • Sleepless Socialists in Seattle!

    10/19/2014 5:17:17 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 32 replies
    Self | 10/19/14 | Me
    Apparently asking $15 an hour for fast food workers isn’t enough so unappreciated socialists in Seattle are demanding the minimum wage be raised to a “paltry” $20 an hour. There are skilled and educated professionals who don’t command such a wage, not to mention soldiers facing death daily on the front lines of tyranny, but these hypocrites who religiously shell out $5 for a cup of Joe are demanding social justice because they feel slighted by more accomplished Americans? If radical leftists ever succeed in enacting such a law, and I believe it’s only a matter of time before they...
  • Giant sequoias may surprise us in a warmer future

    10/19/2014 8:47:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | October 18, 2014 | BY MARK GROSSI
    Research ecologist Nathan Stephenson crawled around magnificent Giant Forest, checking young giant sequoias for damage from California’s three-year drought. Though the older sequoias have survived past climate warmups, no one knows how these natural treasures will hold up this time. Climate warming is moving faster than it has in the past, scientists say. Some researchers worry that the Sierra will lose some trees that were alive before the time of Christ. They acknowledge it’s possible the giant sequoia will not survive as a species.
  • The Ugly history of the Democrat Party: Part Fourteen

    10/19/2014 8:32:03 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/19/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This installment reveals how Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt acted like a king and dictator even as he managed to be dangerously incorrect on nearly every decision he was required to make. Emperor and Dictator From his first days as Chief Executive, Franklin Roosevelt pushed aside the Constitution in order to act as an emperor and dictator rather than an elected President. Upon taking office, Dictator Roosevelt made private ownership of gold illegal and sent government agents to invade private homes and businesses searching for gold to confiscate with fervor the Spanish Conquistadors would be proud of. Before Roosevelt’s illegal Gestapo...
  • We all pay the price for climate hysteria as alarmist predictions fail

    10/19/2014 6:15:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | October 19, 2014 | by Andrew Bolt
    HEAR that rain on the roof last week? That’s nature telling us our politicians have been idiots. I’m talking about the politicians who let themselves be fooled into thinking it never would rain like this again. I’m talking about politicians who listened to the likes of Tim Flannery, the 2007 Australian of the Year and then head of the Climate Commission. From 2005 to 2008, Flannery, the global warming guru, made a string of outlandish claims like these: “So even the rain that falls isn’t actually going to fill our dams and our river systems ... “In Adelaide, Sydney and...
  • Obamacare Customers Afraid to Use Benefits Due to Sky-Sigh Deductibles

    10/19/2014 5:33:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | October 18, 2014 | by JOHN HAYWARD
    It must have pained the New York Times to publish its article about how many ObamaCare customers fear to make use of their taxpayer-subsidized, hyper-regulated benefits because the deductibles are so high.  It's a devastating indictment of the Affordable Care Act, cutting deep into the very small number of Americans who actually find the ACA somewhat useful.   Not only does ObamaCare have low approval ratings from the American public at large, it doesn't even score well among the group it was nominally intended to benefit most directly, the uninsured.     Patricia Wanderlich got insurance through the Affordable Care Act this...
  • LatAm: corruption, tax evasion fuel inequality

    10/19/2014 5:15:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Buenos Aires Herald ^ | October 19, 2014 | By Marianela Jarroud
    SANTIAGO — Corruption and tax evasion are flagrant violations of human rights in Latin America, where they contribute to inequality and injustice in the countries of the region, according to studies and experts consulted by IPS. “Tax evasion means that those who are most vulnerable are denied the full enjoyment of their economic and social rights, including health and education,” said Rocío Noriega, an adviser on governance, ethics and transparency for the United Nations Development Programme. “Corruption has a negative impact on the enjoyment of human rights,” she added. It also constitutes “a threat to democracy, because it systematically violates...
  • Economic crisis, political strife drive Venezuela brain-drain

    10/18/2014 7:04:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 15, 2014 | BY JULIA SYMMES COBB AND CARLOS GARCIA RAWLINS
    After three weeks trapped inside their home, Natalie Pereira and her family made a final decision: they must leave Venezuela. "I could see clashes from my apartment window, tear gas, every day," Pereira said, recounting violent confrontations between anti-government protesters and security forces earlier this year. "The protests confirmed it - we had to go." Pereira, a 33-year-old dentist now living in Texas, is not alone in making that decision. As political strife drags on and an economic crisis brings soaring prices, tight currency controls and shortages of even basic goods, Venezuela's middle classes are increasingly seeing a future abroad....
  • Seattle Socialist Group Pushing $20/hr Min. Wage Offers $13/hr for Web Developer

    10/16/2014 1:25:32 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 22 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/16/14 | Aurelius
    It's sometimes said that if some people didn't have double standards, they'd have no standards at all. That applies to the Freedom Socialist Party. In 2012, their official website was pushing for a drastic increase in the minimum wage. In fact, they pushed for a full $20 per hour minimum wage, even for the most basic jobs: Well, if you are a socialist, I have good news: the Freedom Socialist Party is hiring! They must have competitive wages for a web developer, right? Not exactly. The people who want people who flip hamburgers for a living to earn $20 an...
  • EU's triple whammy: Recession, deflation, and debt

    10/16/2014 7:34:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/16/2014 | Rick Moran
    Here we go again. Another sovereign debt crisis on the periphery of the EU is underway and many of the same factors that led to previous debt meltdowns are present. Germany is headed for a triple dip recession. Continent-wide deflation is nearly a reality. And many EU nations are smashing the debt limits demanded by treaty, thus threatening the Euro itself. All of this is impacting the percentage of debt in relation to GDP in several countries, making government bonds more expensive and debt servicing a nightmare. The Hill: Among Europe's most recent economic tremors has been the growing evidence...
  • Say g'bye to summer hummersonce global climate warms

    10/16/2014 6:26:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Portland Tribune ^ | October 16, 2014 | by Paul Gooberstein
    For a good part of the year, the colorful rufous hummingbird can be spotted all over Portland. After nesting and breeding here in the summer and fall, these feisty hummers migrate some 2,000 miles southward to winter in Mexico. But over the next few decades, the tiny bird is expected to become increasingly rare in Portland. Climate change is likely to alter its travel plans, which include the longest annual migration of any hummingbird species. Its range is likely to shift northward, according to predictions in a new report from the National Audubon Society. The rufous, like hundreds of other...
  • Obamacare website won’t reveal insurance costs for 2015 until after election

    10/15/2014 2:11:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 15, 2014
    Those planning to purchase health insurance on the Obamacare exchange will soon find out how much rates have increased — after the Nov. 4 election. Enrollment on the Healthcare.gov website begins Nov. 15, or 11 days after the midterm vote, and critics who worry about rising premium hikes in 2015 say that’s no coincidence. Last year’s inaugural enrollment period on the health-care exchange began Oct. 1. Robert Laszewski, president of Health Policy and Strategy Associates, said in a Monday column in USA Today that “when it comes to a lack of openness and transparency about Obamacare, this administration has no...
  • Why Socialist Scandinavia Has Some Of The Highest Inequality In Europe

    10/14/2014 10:09:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/14/2014 | Mike Bird
    The celebrated social-democratic nations of Scandinavia have some of the highest wealth inequality in Europe. That's according to Credit Suisse's weighty Global Wealth Report 2014. It's a finding that's likely to seriously surprise some people. The top 10% of wealth holders in three Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden and Denmark) hold between 65 and 69 per cent of those nations' wealth. In comparison to the other developed economies in Europe, Scandinavian inequality on this measure seriously stands out: they're significantly above British, French, Italian or Spanish levels. Germany and Austria come a little closer, but are still behind. Only finance-dominated Switzerland...
  • Pentagon Signals Security Risks of Climate Change

    10/13/2014 7:54:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 13, 2014
    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Monday released a report asserting decisively that climate change poses an immediate threat to national security, with increased risks from terrorism, infectious disease, global poverty and food shortages. It also predicted rising demand for military disaster responses as extreme weather creates more global humanitarian crises. The report lays out a road map to show how the military will adapt to rising sea levels, more violent storms and widespread droughts. The Defense Department will begin by integrating plans for climate change risks across all of its operations, from war games and strategic military planning situations to...
  • Satire: Maryland Governor Declares WiFi a Human Right

    10/13/2014 9:14:25 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Oct 2014 | John Semmens
    In what some project to be the opening gambit of a potential 2016 presidential campaign, Maryland’s Governor Martin O’Malley (D) declared that access to WiFi is a human right. “I’m not saying that people should merely be free to purchase and use WiFi at their own expense,” O’Malley clarified. “Doing what you please and paying for it out of your own pocket is an archaic conception of basic human rights. It may have been fine for our nation’s Founding Fathers because they didn’t know any better. Fortunately, we’ve made significant advances in our thinking since then.” A key phrase that...
  • Report: Growing Numbers of French Leaving Homeland

    10/11/2014 3:51:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 11 Oct 2014 06:18 PM | Todd Beamon
    As many as 2.5 million French men and women live abroad—and more are leaving every year, mostly heading to London. The French Foreign Ministry said 1.6 million people left the country last year, The Independent of London reported Saturday. The data include those who had registered at French consulates abroad. “The real figure is twice as high,” Hélène Charveriat, the delegate-general of the Union of French Citizens Abroad, told the Independent. […] “Young people feel stuck, and they want interesting jobs. … Businessmen say the labor code is complex, and they’re taxed even before they start working. Pensioners can also...
  • Not voting Democrat prevents STDs (really!)

    10/10/2014 5:11:53 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-10-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Thinking of making this a poster, or put it on a shirt...or something.
  • Few U.S. states preparing for climate change, study says

    10/09/2014 4:40:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 9, 2014 | By NEELA BANERJEE
    Fewer than half of American states are working to protect themselves from climate change, despite more detailed warnings from scientists that communities are already being damaged, according to a new online clearinghouse of states’ efforts compiled by the Georgetown Climate Center. Fourteen states have plans to prepare for the effects of climate change. California, New York and Maryland are among those that have made the greatest progress toward the dozens of goals their plans set forth, such as cutting statewide greenhouse gas emissions, improving infrastructure, securing water supplies, battling wildfires or coping with rising sea levels. Even those states have...
  • Will Climate Change Make Men Extinct?

    10/08/2014 3:59:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | October 7, 2014 | By James West
    The world is warming. The beasts are dying en masse. The oceans are rising. The deserts are roasting. It's the survival of the fittest out there, guys. Who's going to win, evolutionarily speaking? Men or women? It turns out that warming temperatures may have a surprising gender bias—in favor of women. That's the conclusion of a team of Japanese researchers who have discovered a "statistically significant" association between climate change—including rising temperatures and extreme weather events—and the birth rates of boys and girls in Japan. Warmer temperatures have accompanied an increased proportion of female babies in the population, and a...
  • Obamacare plan is 'Dickensian nightmare:' NY lawsuit

    10/08/2014 3:34:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 8, 2014 | by Dan Mangan
    What's the prescription for this man's frustrating, fruitless quest to find a doctor on his Obamacare plan? Going to court. A Yale Law grad is suing a New York insurer, claiming that the $620.69-per-month health plan he bought failed miserably in its promise that its website would be available to help him find a primary care physician "anytime." "Sadly, nothing could be further from the truth," said Jon Fougner's lawsuit against Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Fougner, who filed the case himself, said that after he looked on Empire's site for doctors near him who were accepting new patients, it listed 30...
  • Maryland Governor Claims WiFi is a Human Right

    10/08/2014 3:09:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 39 replies
    townhall.com ^ | october 8, 2014 | christine rousselle
    Governor of Maryland and potential 2016 Democrat presidential candidate Martin O'Malley raised eyebrows on Wednesday when he was quoted in a CNN profiledeclaring access to wireless internet (WiFi) as a "human right." The quote occurred when O'Malley was discussing the "rebirth" of the American city and the skills of young people that make these changes happen. 
  • Venezuela's 'Chavismo' risks implosion, dissident faction warns

    10/08/2014 8:08:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 8, 2014 | By Alexandra Ulmer
    CARACAS - The socialist movement built by Venezuela's former president Hugo Chavez risks imploding if corruption, inefficiency and an economic crisis are not tamed, a dissenting faction of the ruling Socialist Party says. "The revolutionary process is in danger, it's falling apart," warned Gonzalo Gomez Freire, a leader of Marea Socialista, or "Socialist Tide", a small but vocal group of leftist intellectuals critical of President Nicolas Maduro's government. Chavez handpicked Maduro as his successor before he died of cancer in March 2013 and Maduro went on to win a presidential election the following month. But he is now under intense...
  • Here’s how every college student can graduate debt-free (MSM proposes FREE tuition like Germany)

    10/08/2014 6:57:16 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 68 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | Oct. 7, 2014 | Rick Newman
    For decades, free high-school education helped strengthen the middle class and generate prosperity. So isn’t it time to extend the same thinking to college? The idea might seem impractical, since college costs more than high school and higher education isn’t for everybody in the first place. Yet it’s also obvious that a high school education alone isn’t nearly as valuable as it used to be, which is why some researchers and policymakers are now studying ways to make college as accessible as high school for those who want it. College is free in Scandinavian countries and highly subsidized in much...
  • Liberal grass roots gather to find a challenger for Hillary Clinton

    10/08/2014 4:52:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 8, 2014 | Kevin Cirilli
    Liberal groups are building a grassroots army in Iowa and New Hampshire in hopes of stopping a Hillary Clinton coronation in 2016. While the progressive groups don’t have a candidate, they are hiring organizers and opening offices as if one will emerge. At a minimum, the groups hope their efforts will push Clinton to the left. And if the political winds blow just right, the activists hope Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will take the plunge — and turn their organizing work into the foundation for her candidacy. Officials form Democracy For America, a liberal group, are getting involved in local-level...
  • NHS/social care is at 'breaking point', govt warned

    10/07/2014 5:52:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    International-PharmaTimes ^ | October 6, 2014 | by SELINA MCKEE
    A band of healthcare professionals and charities has warned political leaders that health and social care services are at “breaking point” following “an era of unprecedented austerity”. “Signs of a system buckling under the twin crises of rising demand and flatlining budgets are everywhere,” they claim, highlighting a shortage of GPs, over-stretched maternity services, A&E departments missing waiting times, delayed cancer referrals, and a lack of mental health beds, as well as crippling costs of social care and failing dementia services.
  • Kirsten Powers: Surely There Are Piss Boys to Take Care of This Sort of Thing

    10/07/2014 2:08:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 7, 2014 | Deborah C. Tyler
    On October 3, on the Fox News program Outnumbered, Kirsten Powers said she was very surprised that the vomitus and feces of Liberian national Thomas Duncan were not immediately cleaned up, but remained in an apartment complex in the Dallas area for about 10 days. She said, in effect, surely there are people standing ready in the United States to clean up immigrants’ lethal bodily fluids. Thomas Duncan is not to blame for the crisis of viruses popping up across the United States – the politics of Kirsten Powers are to blame. In her widely read articles and statements, Ms....
  • Ten of thousands march for ‘family values’ in France

    10/05/2014 11:29:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Tens of thousands took to the streets in Paris and Bordeaux Sunday to demonstrate for what protesters called “traditional family values” and against assisted pregnancies and surrogacy. The demonstrations were organized by the «Manif pour Tous» (“Protest for Everyone”) group that waged an ultimately unsuccessful grassroots movement against the adoption of same-sex marriage in France last year. Their target this time is medically assisted procreation techniques for lesbian couples and surrogacy, which must be “fought at all costs,” according to the group’s president Ludovine de la Rochère. …
  • [Israeli] Govt. to Sell Off Most Companies

    10/05/2014 10:52:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 10/6/2014, 12:13 AM | Moshe Cohen
    The Social-Economic Cabinet on Sunday decided to sell off nearly all the government-controlled companies in Israel, in a move that is expected to bring in as much as NIS 20 billion ($7 billion) over the next three years. The controversial sell-off was the idea of Finance Minister Yair Lapid, who convinced Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to support it. Several ministers objected, but on Sunday the objections were dealt with and resolved. …