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  • 'We're doomed': Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

    04/26/2018 6:18:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 26, 2018 | by Patrick Barkham
    The 86-year-old social scientist says accepting the impending end of most life on Earth might be the very thing needed to help us prolong it. We’re doomed,” says Mayer Hillman with such a beaming smile that it takes a moment for the words to sink in. “The outcome is death, and it’s the end of most life on the planet because we’re so dependent on the burning of fossil fuels. There are no means of reversing the process which is melting the polar ice caps. And very few appear to be prepared to say so.” Hillman, an 86-year-old social scientist...
  • NY Socialist Students Want To Abolish ROTC

    04/25/2018 3:42:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/23/18 | Rob Shimshock
    The City College of New York’s Young Democratic Socialists of America chapter wants the school’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) kicked off campus, according to a Monday report. The college’s YDSA chapter announced its desire to ban the group from campus in a flyer presumably found on campus and posted to Twitter Friday, reported Campus Reform. “ROTC off our campus,” said the socialist students. “The rich will never die for you…don’t die for the rich.”
  • APNewsBreak: California rejects border duties for troops

    04/16/2018 11:58:28 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 74 replies
    APnews ^ | 04/16/2018 | Elliot Spagat
    California has rejected the federal government’s initial plans for National Guard troops to the border because the work is considered too closely tied to immigration enforcement, two U.S. officials told The Associated Press. The state informed federal officials it will not allow its troops to fix and repair vehicles, operate remotely-controlled surveillance cameras to report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol, operate radios and provide “mission support,” which can include clerical work, buying gas and handling payroll, according to officials with knowledge of the talks who spoke condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter. Talks...
  • California College Celebrating Socialism with Venezuelan Gov't Speakers

    04/10/2018 7:44:16 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    MRCTV ^ | 4/10/2018 | Nick Kangadis
    If you don’t think Socialism exists in the U.S., it’s to wake up. College campuses are havens for Socialist activity, and one California college — go figure — is actively supporting it. California-based Scripps College will be hosting a Socialist love-fest with actual members of Venezuela’s Socialist government. They will talk about the joys of starving people and making people who disagree with the government disappear. Okay, they’re not going to say it like that, but you get the idea. The speakers — as well as the college — will paint Socialism with a democracy paintbrush and call it art....
  • Venezuela's health system is in worse condition than expected, survey finds

    03/28/2018 10:08:37 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | March 28, 2018 | Julia Jones and Stefano Pozzebon
    (CNN)A survey of 104 health facilities in Venezuela, commissioned by the opposition-controlled National Assembly, paints a grim picture of a collapsed system hurting for even the most essential goods and services. According to the report, most laboratory services and hospital nutrition services are intermittent or completely inoperative. Staggering statistics highlight the shortages of items such as basic medicines, catheters, surgical supplies and infant formula. Venezuela has been in a downward spiral for years, caused by a combination of mismanagement of government funds and the plummeting price of oil. Skyrocketing inflation has created extreme shortages of food, medicine and other essentials,...
  • Obama hopes to create 'a million young Barack Obamas'

    03/26/2018 6:07:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 55 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 3/26/2018 | Clare Foran
    Former President Barack Obama says he aspires to create "a million young Barack Obamas or Michelle Obamas" who will pick up the baton in what he describes as the "relay race that is human progress." At a conference in Japan on Sunday, the former president spoke about how he hopes the Obama Foundation, a nonprofit formed in January 2014, will help achieve his post-presidential aims. "After I left office, what I realized is that the Obama Foundation could potentially create a platform for young, up-and-coming leaders, both in the United States and all around the world to come together, meet...
  • Democrats Release Tax Hike Plan

    03/09/2018 11:54:53 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 55 replies
    Forbes ^ | 3/9/2018 | Ryan Ellis
    This week, Congressional Democrats released a detailed tax hike plan that they promised to implement if given majority control of the House and Senate after the 2018 midterm elections. So much for the crocodile tears about the deficit--Democrats want to raise taxes not to reduce the debt, but rather to spend that tax hike money on boondoggle projects. As you might expect, hold onto your wallets. Here are the details: Increase the top marginal income tax rate from 37 percent to 39.6 percent. This nearly 3 percentage point increase in the top personal rate is not only a hike in...
  • Amazon Inc. Paid Zero in Federal Taxes in 2017, Gets $789 Million Windfall from New Tax Law

    02/27/2018 9:12:10 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    ITEP ^ | 02/13/18
    In 2017, Amazon reported $5.6 billion of U.S. profits and didn’t pay a dime of federal income taxes on it. The company’s financial statement suggests that various tax credits and tax breaks for executive stock options are responsible for zeroing out the company’s tax this year. The company’s zero percent rate in 2017 reflects a longer term trend. During the previous five years, Amazon reported U.S. profits of $8.2 billion and paid an effective federal income tax rate of just 11.4 percent. This means the company was able to shelter more than two-thirds of its profits from tax during that...
  • Tearful Jimmy Kimmel Pops off on Trump: ‘You’re Obviously Mentally Ill’

    02/16/2018 8:46:50 AM PST · by Red Badger · 126 replies
    News.grabien.com ^ | Feb 16, 2018 | Staff
    BC's Jimmy Kimmel is once again using his show as a political platform, encouraging his audience to vote out of office Republicans donate money to EveryTown.org, a gun control group seeking to "end gun violence in America." The host aimed his most pointed criticism at President Trump, saying, "You're obviously mentally ill." "You’ve literally done nothing," on guns, Kimmel complained. "Actually, you’ve done worse than nothing. You like to say this is a mental health issue. One of your very first acts as president, Mr. Trump, was to roll back the regulations that were designed to keep firearms out of...
  • Obama portraits make history with compelling works from significant painters

    02/15/2018 6:59:45 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 140 replies
    Dallas News ^ | February 15, 2018 | by Rick Brettell, Art Critic
    The U.S. was rather late in establishing a National Portrait Gallery - and in creating the conditions for commissioning official portraits of presidents and first ladies. There is little doubt that the Obamas were the most stylish and sophisticated first couple since the Kennedys and, as powerful individuals in their respective roles, the Obamas elected to each choose a different painter, thus breaking the tradition of commissioning official portraits from one - always white and always male - artist. But nothing is typical about the Obamas. They were the first African-American couple in the White House, and nothing is typical...
  • Warren denies using Native American claim to advance career

    02/14/2018 11:32:56 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    CNBC "News" ^ | February 14, 2018 | by Associated Press
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren says President Donald Trump disrespects Native Americans by referring to her as "Pocahontas," and she says that while she's not enrolled in any tribe, "I never used my family tree to get a break or ... advance my career." Warren says her parents married in Oklahoma in 1932, and that "the story they lived will always be a part of me. And no one — not even the president of the United States — will ever take that part of me away." Trump frequently refers to Warren as "Pocahontas" to mock the Democrat's claims about being part...
  • Opinion: Trump has fundamentally changed the way global leaders view America

    01/25/2018 9:23:41 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 25, 2018 | by Vicente Fox
    I know what it’s like to lead a country. My advice to Trump is to get out of politics before he does any more damage. America is great. It's always been great — we don’t need to “make it great again”. I actually think that it’s always going to be great. But I want to emphasize that America could be greater if it sees itself as more than just the United States, if it sees itself as a part of a larger America. All all of us together — Canada, the United States and Mexico, The North American continent —...
  • Wealthy exodus to escape new tax rules worries California Democrats

    01/18/2018 6:35:38 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 55 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 1/18/2018 | ADAM ASHTON
    The Republican-backed federal tax bill flipped the tables on a never-ending question for California politicians: Will high taxes lead the state’s wealthiest residents to flee the Golden State for the comparable tax havens of Florida, Nevada and Texas? Republicans reliably raise that alarm when Democrats advocate for tax increases, like the 2012 and 2016 ballot initiatives that levied a new income tax on very high-earning residents. But now, with the federal tax bill cutting off deductions that benefited well-off Californians, the state’s Democrats suddenly are singing the GOP song about a potential millionaire exodus. “People with higher incomes pay a...
  • Maxine Waters: MLK Would Be Trying To Get Trump Impeached [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    01/15/2018 10:46:46 AM PST · by seanmerc · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 15 Jan 18 | Peter Hasson
    California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters celebrated Martin Luther King Jr Day by claiming the civil rights leader would have encouraged people to march for the impeachment of President Trump. “If MLK was alive today, he’d be marching not only for civil rights & protecting voting rights, but to urge Members of Congress to accept their responsibility to save the U.S. from a dangerous man who has no respect for our Constitution & no concern for strengthening our democracy,” Waters wrote on Twitter on Monday.
  • Obamas criticized for lavish library plans, including 'test kitchen'

    01/08/2018 11:09:57 AM PST · by seanmerc · 105 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | 8 Jan 18 | Judson Berger
    In their effort to break the mold, the planners of the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago are taking heat for some less-than-lofty features in the sprawling complex. Namely, a “test kitchen.” Reports first surfaced last fall that the monument to the first black president’s legacy was taking on an activity-center vibe. There would be a museum – but also a basketball court, possibly a room for yoga classes, and a test kitchen to teach visitors “about the full production cycle of nutritious food.”
  • FBI Ties 'Alt-Right' to Amtrak Terror Attack

    01/05/2018 4:57:17 AM PST · by Manly Warrior · 35 replies
    MSN.con ^ | 5 January 2018 | Michael Edison Hayden
    Excerpt: "A 26-year-old white man who attempted to commit a terror attack on an Amtrak train in rural Nebraska also attended the doomed “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last August on the white supremacist side, according to a court document. St. Charles, Missouri resident Taylor Michael Wilson has been charged with an attempt to commit terror by targeting an Amtrak train in southwest Nebraska in October 2017. FBI Special Agent Monte Czaplewski, writing in an affidavit attached to the criminal complaint, suggested that Wilson wanted to murder black people. The document suggests that he had weapons, as well...
  • If Trump Can't Carry The Suburbs of Paris...

    12/24/2017 7:07:52 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    Just One Minute ^ | 12/24/2017 | Tom Maguire
    As further evidence that they have fully lost the plot, NY Times reporters make a clear case that Trump has no shot at being the next President of the European Union: U.S. Tax Bill May Inspire Cuts Globally, While Fueling Trade Tensions To President Trump and congressional Republicans, the overhaul of the tax code that became law on Friday will make the United States a better place to do business. To the rest of the world, it has the potential to challenge the global economic order, creating an uneven playing field and setting off a race among countries to cut...
  • Senator Al Franken Resigns

    12/07/2017 8:53:31 AM PST · by dragnet2 · 272 replies
    https://kfiam640.iheart.com/ ^ | 12/7/2017 | KFI AM radio Los Angeles
    Just reported via KFI radio, Los Angeles AM 640 -- Senator Al Franken Resigns
  • Obama Presidential Center headed for federal review this week

    11/29/2017 2:27:38 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Architect's Newspaper ^ | November 28, 2017 | By JONATHAN HILBURG
    After making its way through local approvals, the Obama Presidential Center (OPC), proposed for Jackson Park on Chicago’s South Side, will now face its first round of federal review. Set to take up over 20 acres of the Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux-designed park, the future of the OPC is now in doubt after becoming entwined with the merger of the nearby Jackson and South Shore golf courses. Because the two projects would monumentally alter usage patterns in the historic park, an environmental review process has been triggered for each proposal under both the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)...
  • Is It Goodbye to Good Friday in Northern Ireland?

    11/24/2017 6:31:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | November 24, 2017 | Michael Curtis
    All or nothing at all -- three-quarters of a country never appealed to him, nor did the idea of a political entity called Northern Ireland that was created in 1920, comprising the six northeastern counties of Ireland in the province of Ulster. Gerry Adams is still adamant about the need for a united Ireland. As a political entity, the Republic of Ireland, first called the Irish Free State, was created in 1922. On November 18, 2017 the 69-year-old Adams, president since 1983 of Sinn Fein, the left-wing political party, announced that it was time for a change and that he...