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  • Campus Leftists at UChicago say Free Speech Shouldn’t Apply Equally to Everyone

    02/18/2017 9:31:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Heat Street ^ | 3:20 pm, February 16, 2017 | Ian Miles Cheong
    Students at the prestigious University of Chicago say that free speech should not apply equally to everyone. The students objected to the school’s Institute of Politics’ invitation to former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. They claim that allowing him to speak “normalizes bigotry” and provides a platform for fascism. Lewandowski did not join the White House staff but by many accounts remains an influential advisor to the president. The coalition of students from U of C Resists, Graduate Students United, Students Working Against Prisons, and UChicago Socialists claim that the school’s “commitment to free expression” doesn’t require the institution...
  • OUR SHAMEFUL SILENCE: The Forgotten Freedom Fighters of Venezuela

    04/21/2014 6:50:18 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 7 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | April 21, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    While much of the world has focused on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, opposition forces in Venezuela continue to battle the brutal regime of Nicolas Maduro. While opposition forces battle for their basic human rights, the world, and in particular the government of the United States has remained largely silent. In February of this year, opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was arrested by government officials on charges of "inciting unrest" for leading, at the time, peaceful protests against the policies of Nicolas Maduro and his ruling United Socialist Party. Despite the overriding belief that he was being held illegally, few world...
  • Letter from a Venezuelan Jail

    12/29/2014 12:52:28 PM PST · by nuconvert · 19 replies
    WSJ ^ | Dec. 26, 2014 | Leopoldo Lopez
    My country, Venezuela, is on the verge of social and economic collapse. This slow-motion disaster, nearly 15 years in the making, was not initiated by falling oil prices or by mounting debts. It was set in motion by the authoritarian government’s hostility toward human rights and the rule of law and the institutions that protect them. -excerpt- I am writing from a military prison, where I have been held since February as a result of speaking out against the government’s actions. I am one of scores of political prisoners in my country .... -excerpt- ... Venezuela’s road to ruin was...
  • The Execution of Louis XVI, 1793

    02/16/2017 10:02:38 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 31 replies
    Louis XVI, king of France, arrived in the wrong historical place at the wrong time and soon found himself overwhelmed by events beyond his control. Ascending the throne in 1774, Louis inherited a realm driven nearly bankrupt through the opulence of his predecessors Louis XIV and XV. After donning the crown, things only got worse. The economy spiraled downward (unemployment in Paris in 1788 is estimated at 50%), crops failed, the price of bread and other food soared. [...] In 1788, Louis was forced to reinstate France's National Assembly (the Estates-General) which quickly curtailed the king's powers. In July of...
  • Obama toasts failed African socialist (as a role model)

    07/01/2013 2:56:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/1/2013 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama toasted the founding dictator of post-colonial Tanzania on Monday, who collectivized the nation’s low-tech agricultural sector, established a one-party state and left that African nation’s economy in ruins.“[Y]ou might say an American child is my child. We might say a Tanzanian child is my child,” Obama said after quoting the Tanzanian saying “my neighbor’s child is my child.”“In this way, both of our nations will be looking after all of our children and we’ll be living out the vision of President [Julius] Nyerere,” Obama continued. “The core values that he proclaimed for Tanzania also describe what both our...
  • Pretending Clinton was Progressive Alienated the Left

    02/11/2017 7:02:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Progressive Army ^ | February 11, 2017 | David A Hill Jr.
    You’ve heard the memes: Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton voted together 93% of the time. This was a common refrain from the Clinton camp intended to paint Clinton as ideologically similar to Bernie Sanders, in an effort to minimize criticisms of Clinton’s policies and record. The numbers themselves have a few figures to poke through, for example, Clinton missed some 31.5% of her possible Senate votes, so those don’t count against the statistic. But that’s not what this piece about. This piece is about how pretending Clinton was a progressive champion ultimately alienated some potential support from the left because...
  • The Spiritual Deadness of the Left

    02/11/2017 3:24:22 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 6, 2017 | Judah Friedman
    There is no logic. There are no facts. You can say blue, and they will hear white. One plus one equals cat. Calling the left mentally ill is truly a disservice to those who are mentally ill. At least with mental illness there’s a reason for the madness and a hope for a cure. There is no hope for the left. They are suffering from a deep-rooted spiritual sickness, one for which, I’m afraid, there is no cure. When you compare a United States President to a creature who killed 6 million Jews and 5 million others, what exactly is...
  • Dark Side of Progressivism Exposed: From Eugenics to ‘Race Science’(nazis?)

    02/10/2017 1:06:46 PM PST · by rktman · 7 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 2/10/2017 | Samuel Gregg
    A new book details the progressive movement’s reliance on eugenics and race science as well as its effort to exclude the disabled, blacks, immigrants, the poor, and women from full participation in American society. The words “progress” and “progressive” evoke images of enlightened reformers selflessly promoting justice and overcoming ignorance and bigotry. I guarantee, however, that anyone who reads Thomas C. Leonard’s new book, “Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics, & American Economics in the Progressive Era,” will be troubled—and, in many cases, shocked—by some of the motivations of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century progressives who sought to dismantle the American...
  • Could California adopt universal healthcare for 39 million people?

    02/05/2017 2:16:38 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 63 replies
    sacbee ^ | February 4, 2017 | Dan Walters
    State Sen. Ed Hernandez, chair of the Senate Health Committee, warns of a major financial hit on millions of Californians if Obamacare is repealed. Claudia Buck The Sacramento Bee BY DAN WALTERS dwalters@sacbee.com Eric Bauman, a registered nurse who aspires to become the next chairman of the California Democratic Party, says it’s time for California to become a “healthcare sanctuary” by providing universal, state-operated medical coverage. Citing efforts by a Republican-controlled federal government to repeal Obamacare, Bauman wrote in an op-ed article, “we cannot miss the historic opportunity the moment presents us: enacting single-payer healthcare into California. Let’s take that...
  • Mo Dowd: "Free Melania - From Our Expectations"

    02/05/2017 8:49:48 AM PST · by seanmerc · 60 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 4 Feb 17 | The one and only (thank goodness) Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON — Now, stacked on the Trump tower of petrifying things we have to worry about — war with Iran, war with China, war with Mexico, war with Islam, war with koala bears — there is yet another looming disaster. The East Wing is perilously behind in planning for the Easter Egg Roll. Is the White House dropping the ball — or rather, the ovoid? As our omnipresent new president hijacked our reality, the first lady vanished, sparking headlines for nary a glimpse in D.C. since the inaugural. Just as there is a gush of leaks from the resistance in...
  • French Socialists Pick Hard Left Hamon as Presidential Candidate

    01/30/2017 6:27:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 30, 2017 | Staff
    French leftwinger Benoit Hamon clinched the Socialist nomination to run for president, partial results showed Sunday, as a fresh scandal engulfed conservative election frontrunner Francois Fillon.
  • State of Texas: In-depth – The Loyal Opposition

    01/29/2017 8:51:38 AM PST · by bgill · 12 replies
    kvue ^ | Jan. 29, 2017 | John Thomas
    President Donald Trump signed a record number of executive orders in his first week in office. Many of those orders have the President’s political opponents bracing for battle. “We have our work cut out for us,” said Congressman Lloyd Doggett. The Austin Democrat says he will work to stop policies that could hurt Texans. “I see my role as being part of the loyal opposition,” Doggett added.
  • France bans unlimited refills of soda drinks to battle bulging obesity levels

    01/26/2017 11:15:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 26 January 2017 17:07 CET+01:00
    From Friday restaurants in France will be breaking the law if they offer unlimited fizzy drinks to customers, as the government takes another step to fight the problem of obesity. The new law was published in the government’s Journal Officiel website on Thursday and will come into effect on Friday. It specifically states that it’s illegal to sell soft drinks at a fixed price for an unlimited amount of drink, and illegal to offer unlimited amounts for free. The ban applies to all soft drinks or soda “fountains” in places open to the public, including fast food-chains and restaurants. It...
  • Dear Liberals, Progressives, Socialists, this clip's for you

    01/26/2017 6:45:19 AM PST · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 2 replies
    I keep reading posts about Libs heads exploding so this clip is dedicated to that thought.
  • The Humble Pope Likens Trump to Hitler, Praises “Freedom of Worship” in Communist China

    01/25/2017 9:18:07 AM PST · by ebb tide · 71 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | January 24, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    The Pope Who Cannot Stop Talking really must. At age 80, his rambling, semi-coherent replies to leading questions from reporters are routinely dropped like bunker-busters by the mediatic bombardiers of the New World Order that Bergoglio serves so well. This time, in an interview with the Spanish newspaper El Pais (the newspaper’s own English translation is here) the endlessly loquacious man from Argentina, with a little coaxing, obligingly likened the duly elected Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. This is the same Pope who fawned over Fidel Castro, a communist dictator who (together with his murderous brother) seized and maintained power...
  • French Socialists battle for relevance in Socialist primary

    01/22/2017 8:48:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 22 January 2017 08:22 CET+01:00 | AFP
    France’s Socialists hold the first round of voting in their presidential primary Sunday, with candidates including former prime minister Manuel Valls fighting for relevance as the country veers to the right. […] The odds will be stacked against the victor, with many polls showing the Socialist candidate will be eliminated in the first round of the presidential election on April 23. Current projections suggest the election is shaping up as a three-way battle between conservative ex-premier François Fillon, far-right leader Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old ex-economy minister who has also served in the governing Socialist government. …
  • New Veritas Video (#2) Exposes Far Left's Plan to Use Violence and Terrorism During Inauguration

    01/17/2017 2:48:15 PM PST · by Maceman · 57 replies
    Mrc TV ^ | 1/17/27
    As if yesterday’s Project Veritas video wasn’t enough to prove just how crazy the left is over the election of President-elect Donald Trump, James O’Keefe's organization has come out with the second part of their undercover series on the inner-workings of the organizations planning to disrupt Trump inauguration on Friday. O’Keefe begins his video by talking about a group known as DisruptJ20. J20 stands for Jan. 20, which is the date of the inauguration. It’s as if these yo-yos think that by shortening the date to J20, all of the non-hipsters won’t catch onto them. The video shows how these...
  • EU Votes To Grant "electronic Personhood" To Cyberdyne T 800s

    01/17/2017 12:10:18 PM PST · by TBP · 36 replies
    The Inquirer ^ | 13 January 2017 | Graeme Burton
    AS EXPECTED, the European Parliament's legal affairs committee voted in favour of extending rights to robots, granting them what the committee called "electronic personhood", by 17 votes to two, with two abstentions. The robot 'bill of rights' is intended to cover such issues as liability, such as when automated or robotic systems are involved in accidents or go postal, as well as ethical issues, such as should it be legal to beat your robot? Socialist worker Mady Delvaux, a Luxembourgois politician and vice-chair of the Committee on Legal Affairs, said that the EU "urgently need(s) to create a robust European...
  • Register to vote with Yes California's "Californian National Party"!

    01/16/2017 10:42:08 AM PST · by MeganC · 80 replies
    Via email from http://www.yescalifornia.org/ ^ | January 16, 2017 | Yes California
    Friend -- The cause of Californian independence requires us to adopt multiple lines of attack. Yes California is busy working to qualify a ballot measure that will give us the chance to hold a vote on independence on March 5, 2019. Register to volunteer to collect signatures if you haven't already, or chip in a few bucks if you can't. Now there's another way you can help the cause of independence and it will take just a few minutes. Yes California is reorganizing its political party, the Californian National Party, to begin running pro-independence candidates to local, county, and state...
  • Hungary To Launch Crackdown On All George Soros-Funded Organizations

    01/10/2017 3:08:43 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1-10-2017 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler DurdenJanuary 10, 2017 In a dramatic example of blowback against the establishment in the post-Trumpian world, Hungary announced it plans to crack down on non-governmental organizations linked to billionaire George Soros now that Donald Trump will occupy the White House. The European Union member, and native country of Soros, will use "all the tools at its disposal" to “sweep out” NGOs funded by the Hungarian-born financier, which “serve global capitalists and back political correctness over national governments,” Szilard Nemeth, a vice president of the ruling Fidesz party, told reporters on Tuesday. No one answered the phone at the Open...
  • Anti-Trump ‘Occupy Inauguration’ event promoted by Seattle councilwoman with city resources

    01/04/2017 1:32:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 4, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    Seattle’s only Socialist council member is using government resources to promote an anti-Trump event on Inauguration Day. Kshama Sawant wrote a letter Seattle residents as 2016 came to a close that urged them to resist “right-wing anti-worker bigot” President-elect Donald Trump. A 10-paragraph screed against the billionaire ends with a link to “Resist Trump: Occupy Inauguration — Seattle!” on Facebook. Nearly 9,000 people have seen the event and 3,000 have committed to attend. “Thank you for making 2016 a year to remember. When we fight, we win!” the Dec. 31 letter reads. “We cannot, as Hillary Clinton suggested, ‘give Trump...
  • Elizabeth Warren is readying for a presidential run in 2020, but it might be too late: News analysis

    12/31/2016 10:03:41 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | December 30, 2016 | Douglas Perry
    "It appears we're going to have an old folks' home." That's the ever-outspoken Harry Reid, Nevada's retiring senior senator, talking about Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders being the unofficial early front-runners for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Warren, at 67, is the youngest of the Big Three, and she's the only one who excites both establishment Democrats and progressive activists. But is the senior senator from Massachusetts game for a presidential run? Some pundits believe she's already positioning herself for it. Warren, the former guiding light of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, recently announced she's joining the Senate's...
  • 8 years of Obama vacations cost $85 million

    12/28/2016 2:15:57 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 61 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 28, 2016 | Anita Kumar
    As America’s first family enjoys its eighth and final vacation in Hawaii, new estimates put the price tag of the Obamas’ annual trip at $3.5 million or more. In total, the cost of the the first family’s personal or largely personal travel during the last eight years comes to $85 million – though that is likely to climb to $90 million after additional records are released, according to the conservative group Judicial Watch based on federal government records.
  • Bernie Sanders Supporter Brags About Not Helping Stranded Motorist With Trump Bumper Sticker

    12/28/2016 9:57:58 AM PST · by Kazan · 38 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/27/2016 | STEVEN ERTELT
    A driver who said that he is a supporter of pro-abortion presidential candidate Bernie Sanders bragged online that he refused to help a woman whose car was stuck in the snow after he noticed a Donald Trump bumper sticker on her vehicle. Liberal voter Troy Brown took a picture of the stranded vehicle that was stuck in the snow and posted it on social media along with the following note: “I was going to help her but she has a #Trump sticker on her car #CallYoPresident.” He also posted a video of himself purportedly driving on by. Brown is facing...
  • Why our journalists are so awful

    12/26/2016 3:50:42 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 23 replies
    Renew America ^ | December 7, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Many people, especially liberals, were surprised that Trump won the election. The surprising thing for me was that so many people were so surprised. What, do liberals actually believe their own lying media? That is shocking. The media have an approval rating below 20%. Surely anyone confronting this stat must conclude that the media are hopelessly incompetent and/or crooked. The New York Times went way off the deep end, announcing a few months ago that defeating Trump was more important than telling the truth. So they had to send a post-election apology to their readers: we're sorry, we'll try to...
  • Spain to raise minimum wage by 8 percent in 2017

    12/02/2016 9:17:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    TheLocal.es ^ | 2 December 2016 16:32 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Spain’s minority conservative government on Friday approved raising the country’s minimum monthly wage by 8.0 percent in 2017 to €825.50 ($876) as demanded by the main opposition Socialists. Finance Minister Cristobal Montoro said the rise — approved at a weekly cabinet meeting — was “negotiated with other political groups”. The minimum wage will rise from €764.40 to €825.50, an increase of €61.10. That is higher than the monthly minimum wage of €618 in neighboring Portugal, but far lower than the minimum wage of €1,467 in France. …
  • Trump Torpedoing Globalism is Fall of World Socialism 2.0

    11/28/2016 5:41:53 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/28/2016 | Chriss W. Street
    Donald Trump winning the presidency based on his promise to torpedo globalism came exactly 27 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and represents the second leg down for “World Socialism.” Although U.S. history books declare capitalist United States the victor in World War II, it was World Socialism that ended up dominating most of the globe. Soviet Union and China carved out massive communist states, India adopted extreme socialism, and communist insurgencies were ascendant in Southeast Asia, Africa and South America.
  • Bernardo Álvarez, Hugo Chávez’s Envoy in Washington, Dies at 60

    11/26/2016 8:45:28 AM PST · by detective · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | NOV. 25, 2016
    Bernardo Álvarez Herrera, a longtime ambassador to the United States who led Hugo Chávez’s diplomats in defending Venezuela’s socialist revolution to skeptical foreign governments, died on Thursday in Caracas. He was 60. President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela announced the death but did not give the cause.
  • Spike in hate crimes prompts special NY police unit (Barf)

    11/21/2016 4:04:57 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | November 21, 2016 | By Amy La Porte
    (CNN)An "explosion" in hate crimes since Election Day has prompted the creation of a special police unit to fight the uptick in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday. The announcement coincided with an address at Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church, where Cuomo called for an end to the divisiveness that has gripped the country. . . . . .Calling this kind of prejudice a "social poison [in] the fabric of our nation," the governor cited a number of recent incidents, including a scourge of swastika graffiti and the case of black freshmen at the University of Pennsylvania being sent pictures...
  • 'NATIONWIDE SHUT DOWN' PLANNED FOR INAUGURATION DAY (Socialists and Muslims)

    11/11/2016 7:18:46 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 76 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11-10-2016 | Leo Hohmann
    A self-avowed Marxist member of the Seattle City Council who is part of the George Soros-funded Occupy Wall Street movement has called for a “massive protest” against President-elect Donald Trump and a “nationwide shut down” on Inauguration Day. Kshama Sawant went on an anti-Trump rant following the election that stirred up progressives’ emotions against Trump voters, calling them part of “a racist agenda.” Kshama Sawant, an immigrant from India, is a socialist member of the Seattle City Council. Kshama Sawant, an immigrant from India, is a socialist member of the Seattle City Council. Sawant held a press conference calling for...
  • 'Nationwide shut down' planned for Inauguration Day

    11/11/2016 6:00:43 AM PST · by kevcol · 81 replies
    WND ^ | November 10, 2016 | Leo Hohmann
    A self-avowed Marxist member of the Seattle City Council who is part of the George Soros-funded Occupy Wall Street movement has called for a “massive protest” against President-elect Donald Trump and a “nationwide shut down” on Inauguration Day. Kshama Sawant went on an anti-Trump rant following the election that stirred up progressives’ emotions against Trump voters, calling them part of “a racist agenda.”... “You are the new black people of America,” Sabra told her Muslim audience gathered in Chicago. “We are the community that staged a revolution across the world. If we can do that, why can’t we have that...
  • LIVE: Anti-Trump Protestors Rally in NYC (Trump Tower)

    11/09/2016 5:42:06 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 128 replies
    Ruptly ^ | 11-9-2016 | Ruptly
    Started streaming 2 hours ago Ruptly is LIVE from Union Square Park in New York on Wednesday, November 9, as demonstrators gather for an anti-Trump protest, following the election of Donald Trump as the 45th leader of the United States.
  • Full Report: Jan Schakowsky To Explain Constitutional Basis of ObamaCare

    10/13/2010 5:30:14 AM PDT · by ChrisBoundsTX · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Liberty Juice ^ | 10/13/2010 | Chris Bounds
    This is the full report of the video clip I posted yesterday. It includes Schakowsky's dodging of the question about the Democratic Socialists of America, who seem to be quite fond of Schakowsky.
  • Saddam Hussein 'had secret torture chamber in New York'

    10/12/2016 8:51:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 13 October 2016 4:44AM | (Our Foreign Staff)
    Saddam Hussein had a secret torture room built in the basement of the Iraqi mission to the United Nations in New York’s Upper East Side, it has been reported. The Iraqi dictator ordered the installation of the “detention room” inside the five-story building at 14 East 79th Street when he rose to power in 1979, two unnamed Iraqi officials told the New York Post. “It was a dark room. The doors were reinforced in a way that nobody could break in or out. You didn’t need to soundproof it,” one official said. The other official added: “You’re not going to...
  • Actor Jamie Foxx visits Venezuela President Maduro

    10/05/2016 8:18:12 PM PDT · by drpix · 41 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 10/05/16 | staff
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Actor Jamie Foxx has met with President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela. Foxx, who won the Oscar Award for "Ray" in 2004, visited Maduro in the presidential palace in Caracas. State media said Foxx was there to support the country's socialist revolution...
  • UNDERCOVER VIDEO: Crowder (Me) Infiltrates College Socialists. Hilarity Ensues!

    10/05/2016 5:44:17 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 47 replies
    Louder With Crowder ^ | 09/05/2016 | Steven Crowder
    Yes I really did this. Yes I still feel filthy. You're welcome. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmNyzvH7H3c
  • French presidential election gets new set of battle rules

    10/04/2016 2:38:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 04 Oct 2016 10:50 GMT+02:00
    France’s top court has introduced some slight changes for next year’s presidential election, including giving the public more time to vote. […] Polling stations in most of France used to close at 6 pm, apart from in big cities like Paris where they remained open until 8 pm. But the Constitutional Council has decided that from next year polling stations around the country will stay open for an extra hour, until 7 pm. In the big cities, the closing time will still be 8 pm. […] Presidential candidates will also have to be prepared to have their wealth made public....
  • French state orders 15 high-speed trains to save factory

    10/04/2016 2:00:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 04 Oct 2016 11:12 GMT+02:00
    The French government has confirmed that it will order 15 high-speed TGV trains in a bid to prevent the historic Alstom train-building plant from closing. The announcement was made by France’s secretary of state for industry Christophe Sirugue on a visit to the Alstom factory in Belfort, eastern France. Normally, the state-owned rail operator SNCF would be in charge of ordering new trains, but given the plight of the Belfort factory and the small matter of a looming presidential election, the government has chosen to act on its own. …
  • French top court to rule on racial profiling for first time

    10/04/2016 8:48:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 4, 2016 8:48 AM EDT
    A lawyer who claims French police carried out unjustified identity checks on 13 black and Arab men based only on their racial profiles has brought the cases before the highest French court for the first time. Lawyer Thomas Lyon-Caen told the Cour de Cassation Tuesday the ID checks violated the basic rights of his clients and were discriminatory because a democratic state cannot “link delinquency to skin color.” …
  • Venezuela, Bankrupt, Destroys 2000 Rusty Shotguns and Homemade Pistols

    09/09/2016 6:38:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    ammoland ^ | 7 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Venezuela is a country rich in oil made poor by the government takeover of a kleptocracy with socialistic underpining.The solution to problems in that philosophy come with governmental edicts, followed by destructive policies.  In Venezuela’s case, the drop in oil price made it much harder to buy votes.  Votes are hard to buy when you do not have any money. The Venezuela government followed its predilections for solving society’s problems by outlawing the private ownership of guns, with the purported purpose of reducing crime.What happened was predictable for anyone who knows basic economics.  Guns became so valuable that police...
  • France to make wave of tax cuts (just in time for elections)

    09/09/2016 5:59:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 09 Sep 2016 10:37 GMT+02:00
    With next year’s presidential elections looming large, the French government will make a raft of tax cuts for households and businesses. France’s government unveiled Friday plans to lower taxes on households and companies, as the ruling Socialists lined up their budget for the 2017 election year. The gesture to households would “take the form of a reduction in income taxes by 20 percent for the middle class,” Finance Minister Michel Sapin told AFP. Around 5 million households would benefit from the €1 billion ($1.1 billion) reduction in income taxes, worth about €200 per family. …
  • France: Unpopular Hollande hints he will seek a second term

    09/08/2016 7:57:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 8, 2016 10:19 AM EDT
    French President François Hollande is hinting that he could seek a second term in elections next year, even though he is the least popular French leader in modern times. The Socialist Hollande gave a sweeping speech Thursday laying out his vision of democracy and repeatedly suggesting that he is eyeing a re-election bid. “I will not let the image of France be spoiled … in the coming months or the coming years,” he said. […] “I will not let Europe collapse or dissolve; I will not let it be seized by nationalism, borders, extremism,” he said, a reference to recent...
  • Obama Kept His Promise, 83,000 Coal Jobs Lost And 400 Mines Shuttered

    09/05/2016 12:49:47 PM PDT · by PROCON · 63 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Sep. 5, 2016 | Andrew Follett
    This Labor Day, America has 83,000 fewer coal jobs and 400 coal mines than it did when Barack Obama was elected in 2008, showing that the president has followed through on his pledge to “bankrupt” the coal industry. A 2015 study found the coal industry lost 50,000 jobs from 2008 to 2012 during Obama’s first term. During Obama’s second term, the industry employment in coal mining has fallen by another 33,300 jobs, 10,900 of which occurred in the last year alone, according to federal data. Currently, coal mining employs 69,460 Americans, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Much of...
  • Breadline aficionado Bernie Sanders in mourning as Venezuela bans breadlines

    08/23/2016 2:58:15 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/23/16 | Robert Laurie
    It's a sad day for socialists everywhere You may recall that the Bernie Sanders - the wealthy, multi-homed, socialist that he is - has a “thing” for breadlines. As he famously said: “It’s funny; sometimes American journalists talk about how bad a country is, that people are lining up for food. That is a good thing. In other countries, people don’t line up for food: the rich get the food and the poor starve to death.” Bernie’s also had a lifelong affinity for the glorious socialist uprisings throughout South America and in Cuba. You and I might laugh at this,...
  • Venezuelan Government Further Disarming Citizens By Crushing Guns, Registering Ammo

    08/18/2016 8:50:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/18/2016 | Katie Pavlich
    "We are going to bring disarmament and peace," Reverol told reporters, while police officers drilled and sawed at rusty shotguns, home made pistols and some newer weapons. While the Venezuelan government and liberal western media will frame this move as an effort to reduce crime, it's about keeping the citizenry defenseless against the government in a time of complete societal breakdown. The government has come for guns belonging to Venezuelans before in the name of "safety," coupled with promises of lower crime. Both lies. Over to you, Gabby Franco:
  • Cardinal Zen’s Fears Come to Pass in China [Catholic Caucus]

    08/16/2016 1:23:15 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | August 16, 2016 | Steve Skojec
    Since the beginning of this year, I have been sharing with you the growing concerns of Cardinal Zen of Hong Kong as regards the Vatican’s increasingly conciliatory stance with the Chinese government, which controls the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association, an ersatz replacement for the true Chinese Catholic Church, which has been forced underground, and is regularly persecuted. In January, Cardinal Zen warned about a new “formula” allegedly under discussion at the time for the appointment of new Chinese bishops: A recent article “A winter of darkness for religions in China” by Bernardo Cervellera on AsiaNews, says: “From information that has...
  • U.S. Bishops invite discernment ahead of presidential elections

    08/09/2016 3:52:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 8/09/2016 | Vatican Radio
    As Americans prepare to vote in an increasingly divisive presidential election, the Catholic bishops of the United States are urging U.S. Catholics to catch up on some summer reading. They’ve republished an updated version of “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” their teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics. Scandals, fear mongering, insults and lies – this electoral campaign pitting Republican Donald Trump against Democrat Hillary Clinton has seen it all. And U.S. bishops have seen enough. Reissuing their 2007 online document, they’re calling on American Catholics to think hard about their political responsibilities. And rather than blindly casting their...
  • Card. Zen: My concerns over China-Holy See dialogue and repercussions on Chinese Church

    08/04/2016 12:04:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Asia News ^ | 8/04/16 | Card. Joseph Zen Ze-kiun
    The article by Card. John Tong, published today, mentions the difficulties and embarrassment experienced by unofficial faithful in China at the way in which China-Holy See talks are being conducted; at the Vatican's silence on the persecution suffered by the faithful; at the ambiguity of the Patriotic Association, the organism that controls the Church in China. Card. Joseph Zen, bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, speaks out on behalf of the underground communities. In order to deepen our understanding of the issues being debated by Catholics in China and the shadows that Card. Tong tries to dispel regarding China-Holy See dialogue,...
  • The DNC misses it on economic policy

    08/01/2016 7:45:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/01/16 | Rolf Yungclas
    Socialists like Warren think greed and excess during time of economic growth and prosperity mean capitalism itself is evil Speaking at the Democratic National Convention last Monday, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren let loose on her usual object of attack, banks and corporations, amidst an undercurrent of vocal Bernie Sanders supporters who accused her of being a sellout to the Clinton machine and their political dirty tricks. Warren, who became a popular spokesman for the Democrats’ socialist policies after becoming their banking industry attack dog, opened with a brief autobiography and then, while describing the sad state of the American economy...
  • Hillary's Hate(Alinksy-ites)

    07/31/2016 10:28:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 7/29/2016 | Matthew Vadum
    She is afflicted by her own special psychopathology. It is a mixture of sociopathy, incompetence, hubris, and contempt. She is our better so we'd better get with her. As David Horowitz tweeted during the speech, Clinton's problem is that "most Americans know exactly what to make of her. This speech is so empty." But Hillary gave the audience members what they wanted. It was a stroll through a liberal-progressive fantasy land, a place where money materializes out of thin air.