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  • BREAKING: Senate report exposes the movement as cash machine controlling the EPA

    07/30/2014 2:53:00 PM PDT · by Enchante · 31 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | July 30, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    How a Club of Billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obama’s EPA A new report was released today by the Senate Environment and Public Works committee, and it is damning. All this time that climate skeptics are accused of being in the employ of “big oil” is nothing more than a projection of their own greed. Some excerpts: Over 7.9 BILLION in funding between these groups.
  • Illegal Aliens from Failed Socialist Economies or War Refugees?

    07/28/2014 7:44:03 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/28/14 | Ileana Johnson
    As our government is insanely arranging flights at taxpayer expense for Honduran children so that they don’t have to make a dangerous trek across Mexico and pay coyotes $5,000 to invade our country illegally, their president is smiling, making no excuses for his inept and corrupt administration or the fact that this “refugee” airlift will encourage a continuous flow of illegal immigration to grow the ranks of Democrat voters in the U.S., moving large numbers of Hondurans and displacing American citizens.
  • 'Sleepy' Obama going through the motions

    07/11/2014 7:22:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/11/2014 | Rick Moran
    Some remarkable - and frightening - photos of President Obama that show just how disengaged he's become. As crisis at home and around the world mount, the president is withdrawing and making it plain to those willing to see that the presidency doesn't interest him anymore. Peggy Noonan's July 4 op-ed in the Wall Street Journal laid out the case for the president's apparent ennui:
  • North Carolina voter law challenged: 'the worst suppression since Jim Crow'

    07/06/2014 7:58:44 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 41 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 6 2014 | Ed Pilkington
    North Carolina’s voter identification law, which has been described as the most sweeping attack on African American electoral rights since the Jim Crow era, is being challenged in a legal hearing that opens on Monday. Civil rights lawyers and activists are gathering in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, for the start of the legal challenge that is expected to last all week. They will be seeking to persuade a federal district judge to impose a preliminary injunction against key aspects of HB 589, the voting law enacted by state Republicans last August. Lawyers for the North Carolina branch of the NAACP and...
  • Sarkozy risks jail in corruption probe

    07/02/2014 9:28:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 07/02/2014 @ 09:28 | Nikolaj Nielsen
    Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy could face up to five years in prison and a €500,000 fine on allegations of corruption and influence peddling. The embattled center-right politician was released from police custody late Tuesday (1 July) and is now under formal investigation. Sarkozy is suspected to have attempted to obstruct an investigation into the financing of his 2007 presidential campaign. He denies any wrongdoing and says the accusations are politically motivated. …
  • We the people are not the enemy!

    06/28/2014 5:40:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/27/2014 | Patrice Lewis
    Gov. Bobby Jindal struck a chord around the nation when he voiced the sentiment held by millions: “I can sense right now a rebellion brewing amongst these United States where people are ready for a hostile takeover of Washington, D.C., to preserve the American Dream for our children and grandchildren.” What Gov. Jindal did was merely vocalize the serious frustrations of a majority of Americans, namely, that we no longer have a representative government. Our elected officials don’t even pretend to represent us anymore. It’s all a high-stakes game. A scam. A con. Our politicians pat us on the head...
  • In a Daze, Where is My Country?

    06/26/2014 6:28:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 6/26/2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    I ask myself, where is my country? Can I have it back? Why must we destroy everything in order to satisfy the wishes of the ruling elite, the oligarchs in power, who are busy re-writing all our laws, inviting in corruption, lawlessness, and deceit. No matter what the regime says, those in power become more prosperous and acquire more power.
  • Where are the Occupy protesters now?

    06/26/2014 12:02:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    .theguardian.com ^ | June 17, 2014 | Todd Gitlin
    Social media makes it easier and cheaper to build movements quickly – but bypassing the business of creating decision-making infrastructure means they can disappear just as fast.Where have all the chanters gone; the gospel-minded Christians and the denouncers of ‘banksters’ and tyrants; the homeless and the indebted and unemployed who filled our urban squares in 2011-12, crying out such slogans as "We are the 99 percent" and "The people want the end of the regime"? Where are the leaderless revolutionaries who turned cities around the world upside down? The simple answer is: they were dispersed. When the sometimes public parks...
  • Socialists (at Portland State) shut down meeting rather than have the discussion recorded

    06/18/2014 4:55:15 PM PDT · by Renfield · 29 replies
    AgainstCronyCapitalism.org ^ | 6-17-2014 | Nick Sorrentino
    These are the sorts of folks I’m talking about when I say that the “hipster fascists” are the enemy of an open sourced society. Of course it is probably fair to say that not one person in this meeting room would identify themselves as a “fascist.” In fact as this was a gathering of American socialists they would likely jump up and down swearing that they weren’t fascists and that in fact they fought fascism and everything fascism stands for. — Well clearly, just watch their open minds at work in the video. It has been my experience that many...
  • Needed: A white Christian conservative president

    06/17/2014 5:51:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 94 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/17/2014 | Mychal Massie
    For We the People, Obama’s time in office has thus far been tantamount to a march through hell with the complete deconstruction of America strapped to our backs and with despair and immiseration clinched in our teeth. And for the privilege of being unwilling participants in this death march, Obama believes we should be grateful. Obama has usurped and overrun congressional authority in less time than it took for the Kudzu vine to overrun the South. Some years back I wrote: “Many in America wanted to be proud when the first person of color was elected president, but instead, they...
  • NYC Settles With 14 Occupy Protesters for $583K

    06/10/2014 1:40:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 10, 2014 | By JENNIFER PELTZ
    The city has agreed to pay nearly $600,000 to settle allegations that police wrongfully arrested a group of Occupy Wall Street protesters, marking the largest settlement to date in a single Occupy-related civil rights case, the marchers' lawyers said Tuesday. The city didn't immediately comment. City lawyers had said in court papers this fall that the arrests were lawful and police "acted reasonably, properly, lawfully and in good faith." The individual protesters are receiving $5,000 to $20,000 apiece, and their lawyers $333,000 for fees and costs, the attorneys said. But to protester Jennifer Peat, 36, "the point was never the...
  • Trailer Talk: Eco-Terrorism 'Night Moves' Downplays Own Subject Matter

    06/10/2014 7:37:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/31/2014 | Christian Toto
    Trailer Talk: Eco-Terrorism 'Night Moves' Downplays Own Subject Matter by Christian Toto 31 Mar 2014 Both The Company You Keep and The East, films which portrayed eco-terrorists in a favorable light, tanked at the box office. So is it any wonder the trailer for the new film Night Moves downplays the eco-nature of its protagonists? The thriller casts Dakota Fanning, Jesse Eisenberg and Peter Scarsgaard as three environmental radicals who decide to take action against their corporate targets. Trailers are famous for giving away too much of their stories. In the case of Night Moves, the trailer only touches on...
  • Kerry: 'Baloney' to Think Released Taliban Will Kill More Americans

    06/08/2014 10:45:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 108 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 6/8/2014 | Unknown
    Secretary of State John Kerry says it's "a lot of baloney" to suggest the five Taliban prisoners released in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will return to battle and kill Americans. Still, he tells CNN, if they try they'll likely be killed themselves.
  • Obama rules by decree because Congress lets him

    06/04/2014 5:04:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/4/2014 | Lord Monckton
    During the 2008 election campaign, Mr. Obama made two things clear. First, that the Constitution of the United States was a reactionary document that stood in the way of socialism. Secondly, that he was going to wage war on coal.
  • The New Regressives

    06/03/2014 8:23:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 6/2/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    I don’t like most of the assigned readings that now pass for the university’s seminal texts of the liberal arts. But on the other hand, I don’t believe in triggers to warn students of what is inside a book. Otherwise, I might insist that universities put a warning on Rigoberta Menchú’s or Barack Obama’s autobiographies: “Trigger Warning: these are fictive accounts that rely on occasional invention and adaption and so do not, as the authors have claimed, reflect actual events.” Nor would I want a written trigger for the book flap of Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals, along the...
  • Obama weighs crackdown on for-profit college industry

    06/01/2014 2:32:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/01/14 | Ben Goad
    It's decision time for the Obama administration on a major rule designed to crack down on colleges that saddle students with a mountain of debt without preparing them for the job market. The Education Department is under intense pressure as the agency prepares to finalize its highly anticipated "gainful employment" regulations, aimed squarely at for-profit college programs seen as predatory. Go too far, business groups warn, and the Obama administration risks denying millions of students a higher education. Yet the agency’s draft rule, issued in March, has come under fierce criticism by some congressional Democrats and advocates, including former Homeland...
  • George Clooney Plans Move Into Politics

    06/01/2014 5:25:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/31/2014 | John Nolte
    With his movie career fading into commercial and critical mediocrity and a wedding in sight, 53 year-old left-wing Democrat George Clooney is apparently ready to try politics. The Mirror reports that Clooney's lovely fiancée, British attorney Amal Alamuddin, has convinced Clooney to launch a career in politics after their wedding. Apparently, this career-switch will begin in earnest during the 2016 election.
  • A Most Successful President

    06/01/2014 4:57:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/1/2014 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    If one sets out to destroy the core pillars of a society, to incrementally break down the values of a country, and to dishearten its inhabitants, then Barack Hussein Obama has been a sterling success.
  • Public schools teaching 'white privilege' to your kids

    05/28/2014 6:00:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/28/2014 | Walter Williams
    What would you think if your 8-year-old came home and told you that “white privilege is something that white people have, meaning they have an advantage in a lot of things and they can get a job more easily”? You would have heard that at the recent 15th annual White Privilege Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, attended by 2,500 public-school teachers, administrators and students from across the nation.
  • Platform of the Independence Party

    05/25/2014 11:49:45 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 3 replies
    PLATFORM OF THE INDEPENDENCE PARTY, ADOPTED AT CHICAGO, ILL., JULY 28, 1908.We, Independent America citizens, representing the Independence party in forty-four States and two Territories, have met in national convention to nominate, absolutely Independent of all other political parties, candidates for President and Vice-President of the United States Our action is based upon a determination to wrest the conduct of public affairs from the hands of selfish interests, political tricksters and corrupt bosses, and make the Government as the founders intended, an agency for the common good. At a period of unexampled national prosperity and promise, a staggering blow was...
  • In Need Of A Bailout: The ‘Che Cafe,’ A Co-Op Run By Commie-Loving Students

    05/22/2014 7:54:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/21/2014 | Robby Soave
    Proving that communism has worked no better for students at a University of California-San Diego cooperative living space than it did for the billions of citizens of the Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China, the aptly-named “Che Cafe” is quickly running out of cash. In the cleverly titled article, “In the Red,” The UCSD Guardian noted that the Che Cafe–a student-run co-op named after mass-murdering dictator Che Guevara and governed by the communist philosophy–has become a “money pit consistently plagued with safety issues.”
  • Socialist Venezuelan Owners of Globovision Live in Miami Luxury

    05/20/2014 11:50:36 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 21, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Does Sean Penn party down with the new socialist owners of Globovision? The upside is that, while discussing Thomas Piketty's tome on income inequality, they can relax in the luxury of one of their South Florida mansions. While the citizens of oil rich Venezuela reap the benefits of Chavista socialism by standing on long lines for hours to buy toilet paper and other basic commodities, if the bare store shelves do not empty out first, Penn and the Globovision owners can sip on fine wine purchased at exclusive Miami boutiques they have picked up while driving around town in one...
  • Obama To Voters: Shut Up About Obamacare And Benghazi

    05/20/2014 7:51:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 60 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/20/2014 | Neil Munro
    The nation shouldn’t be debating the nation’s health-care system or the successful jihadi attack in Benghazi in 2012, President Barack Obama complained at a May 19 fundraiser in Maryland. “Yes, we can have a legitimate debate about does every government program work… [but] the debate we’re having right now is about, what, Benghazi? Obamacare?” Obama told his donors in the wealthy Potomac district of Maryland. “It’s not serious [and] is not speaking to the real concerns that people have,” Obama insisted.
  • Government Employee Unions Tee Up California's Bankruptcy

    05/17/2014 10:15:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | 05/17/2014 | Bill Frezza
    Half a Billion Dollars. That’s how much the California Teachers Association and the powerful Service Employees International Union have spent on California politics since 2000. The unions’ return on that “investment”? A legislature totally beholden to them for political support and campaign contributions. Here’s another mind-boggling number: Half a Trillion Dollars. That’s an estimate of the unfunded public pension liabilities racked up by California’s state and municipal governments due to overly generous pay and defined benefit pension plans lavished on unionized government employees. If you thought the bankruptcies of Stockton, San Bernardino, and Vallejo were entertaining, break out the popcorn...
  • My Dad Was Left to Die 25 Years Ago

    05/13/2014 8:29:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    canada free press ^ | 5/13/2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Victim of Ceausescu’s totalitarian, brutal regime, Death of 100 million other innocents who died at the hands of Bolsheviks, Stalinists, Maoists, Castroists, other Marxist dictators
  • Senate Dems vow vote to change Constitution, block campaign funding

    04/30/2014 3:34:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 30, 2014 | by Stephen Dinan
    Senate Democrats said Wednesday that the Supreme Court has stretched the First Amendment too far when it comes to campaign finances, and vowed to hold a vote to amend the Constitution and undo a number of landmark decisions. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat and chairman of the Rules Committee, said he will push a constitutional amendment to the full floor later this year that would give Congress the power to impose strict limits on campaign finance. “It will draw to a fine point where we are at — and that is, the First Amendment is sacred, but that...
  • Are Democrats Trying To Energize The Base With The Race Card?

    04/19/2014 8:14:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    NPR ^ | April 18, 2014 | by Frank James
    Few mixtures in American life are more emotionally combustible than the one formed by the combination of politics and race. That helps explain why Democrats, in general, and President Obama, in particular, have tended to steer clear of overtly raising race as an issue to explain some of the opposition to Obama's presidency and agenda. There seems to be a shift in recent days, however. Top Democratic party officials have either directly or indirectly blamed race for some of the hostility to Obama, his policies, or both. Is this partly about activating minority voters during a midterm election year in...
  • Liberals and Progressives, Telling Other People How to Live Their Lives

    04/17/2014 7:41:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 4/17/2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Liberals and progressives (LPs) like to control and micromanage other people’s lives. They consider themselves the ultimate arbiter of every facet of our existence. You could say they are the proverbial busy-bodies. You can ignore the busy-body down the block. But, if you ignore liberals and progressives who have the power of the HOA, of violent protests, of boycotts, of the law, of the purse, and of the police behind them, you do so at your own peril.
  • Spanish-Style Riots Coming To A Country Near You

    04/15/2014 10:32:36 AM PDT · by blam · 13 replies
    Dollar Vigilante ^ | 4-15-2014 | James Guzman
    Spanish-Style Riots Coming To A Country Near YouJames GuzmanDollar Vigilante BlogApril 15, 2014 Screams and sirens pierce the air as rocks, firecrackers, and sharp glass go flying in every direction. Police try to beat back the hordes of protesters by smashing indiscriminately into the crowd with their billy clubs. This was the scene recently in Madrid, Spain, as tens of thousands of people took to the streets to fight against the budget cuts and tax increases put into place by Mariano Rajoy, the current Prime Minister of Spain. The protesters chanted “no more cuts” as they demolished storefronts and threw...
  • EPA Concedes: We Can’t Produce All the Data Justifying Clean Air Rules

    04/13/2014 6:58:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 4/11/2014 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Seven months after being subpoenaed by Congress, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy conceded that her agency does not have - and cannot produce - all of the scientific data used for decades to justify numerous rules and regulations under the Clean Air Act.
  • HOUSE GOP MODERATES: EARMARKS ARE AWESOME, OBAMACARE HERE TO STAY

    04/08/2014 6:28:27 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 8, 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    Two House GOP moderates—Reps. David Joyce (R-OH) and Mike Simpson (R-ID)—made comments this week that are sure to infuriate the House GOP conference. In an interview published on YouTube as part of a series called “Solon Speaks” in Solon, Ohio, hosted by Terry Dean, Joyce said Obamacare is the law of the land—and here to stay: "The Affordable Care Act, like it or not, is the law of the land. The Supreme Court passed it. Now we’re struggling to implement what is the law of the land. In the last Congress, they put up 23 odd bills that tried to...
  • Sen. Inhofe to Force Congressional Review of All New Major EPA Clean Air Regs

    04/07/2014 6:08:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 4/4/2014 | Matt Vespa
    Sen. James Inhofe (R- OK) is taking a stand against the steady stream of job-killing, price-raising regulations coming out of the Environmental Protection Agency. Inhofe says he'll force Congressional review of any new EPA regulations relating to the Clean Air Act from going into effect until the agency conducts a full review of these policies and their impact on the American economy.
  • Why Aren’t We No. 1?

    04/07/2014 5:42:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    PJMedia.com ^ | 4/6/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    There is a pastime among liberal pundits — the latest is Nicholas Kristof — to quote a new center left global ranking (with unbiased titles such as “The Social Progress Imperative”) and then to decry that the United States is behind its major industrial competitors in things like “Internet Access” and “Ecosystem sustainability.” The subtext of these rants is that an illiberal, reactionary U.S. does not spend enough on government entitlements to promote parity, equality and social justice among its citizenry. These pessimistic rankings increase the angst about the American condition when viewed from scowling perches in Washington or New...
  • Obama’s Stand-up Routine Is Laughable Indeed

    04/06/2014 7:10:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 4/4/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    President Obama was doing his favorite thing this week: talking to crowds of adoring young people who already agree with him while acting like he persuaded them about something. They also seemed to give Obama the impression that he’s a really funny guy. On Wednesday, he told a crowd of 1,400 at the University of Michigan that he visited a local deli, Zingerman’s. He proceeded to tell a long story about ordering the small Reuben sandwich, which he said was “killer.” That description got a good laugh. Then he explained how he thought the sandwich was too big, so he...
  • The spoiled brats are back

    04/06/2014 5:02:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/6/2014 | Patrice Lewis
    But now they’re baaaack. According to organizer David Swanson, “Awareness has grown, education has spread, and ideas have sunk in. People now know that we can’t lift up the poor without pulling down the plutocrats. It’s understood that we can have democracy or billionaires, not both. The notion of shifting priorities is even making headway; behind the screaming of ‘no cuts!’ and ‘less spending!’ there’s a steady, rising voice – ebbing and flowing like the ocean – insisting that we can move the money from the military and the oil corporations and the bankers to green energy and schools and...
  • You Can’t Spell “Progressive” without an “S.S.”

    04/05/2014 9:32:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 4/5/2014 | Tim Dunkin
    Sinclair Lewis was wrong—when fascism came to America, it was actually wrapped in a rainbow flag and wearing an ascot. How else can one describe the ongoing left-wing commitment to the stamping out of free speech, whenever that speech contradicts the gay agenda, as well as other parts of the “progressive” platform? With the resignation of newly minted Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, the “progressive” Left, especially its social wing, has once again shown itself to be the enforcers a political correctness in speech and thought that ought to be chilling to any person who actually cares about individual liberty. It’s...
  • The Global Recording Initiative: Yes, Your Grocery Store is Forcing You Into Agenda 21

    04/05/2014 9:22:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 4/5/2014 | Gretchen Olson
    Agenda 21, the United Nation’s open plan for global sustainability, is widely understood to be voluntary. Critics of the scheme, however, insist the UN is engaging in double-speak, and that this so-called “volunteer” status is actually creating a world government through the interlinking of UN bureaucracies and international corporations. It is appears now they may be right, this time involving a place most households in the Western world cannot avoid, the grocery store. As it turns out, every item scanned at Wal-Mart, America’s top food reseller with an estimated 25% of market share, supports Agenda 21 through a little known...
  • Teach Common Sense not Common Core

    04/05/2014 8:53:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 4/5/2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    “Common Core will be raising good little socialists, who are in tune with their feelings, not so much their critical thinking skills.” - Author unknown I have seen many educational fads come and go, trying to replace teaching methodology in our public schools with something so revolutionary and never tried before that would make teaching a “science” instead of an art and to place all children into a national standardized one mold fits all in spite of the human variability in intelligence, talent, aptitude, ability, and the desire to learn. All these fads were driven by the Department of Education’s...
  • Slippery stuff: California bill would enshrine state amphibian

    04/04/2014 4:54:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 4, 2014 | by Jeremy B. White
    A motto, a flag...and a frog? California has established an array of official state symbols, from its widely recognizable ursine flag to some state foods enshrined by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. Now Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez, D-Coachella, is hopping on the state emblem game with a bill to name the red-legged frog California's state amphibian.
  • Argentine leader claims Falklands a NATO nuclear base

    04/04/2014 1:26:58 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 12 replies
    AFP, Yahoo ^ | April 2, 2014
    Buenos Aires (AFP) - Argentine President Cristina Kirchner claimed Wednesday that the Falkland Islands serve as a nuclear base for the NATO alliance in the South Atlantic. Argentina, which calls the archipelago the Malvinas, claims the British overseas possession as its own, and fought a brief but bloody war for it in 1982. The islands, she said, "constitute a NATO military nuclear base in the South Atlantic -- this is the truth that they can't continue to hide." She alleged the archipelago is "among the most militarized areas in the world," saying some 1,500 soldiers and 2,000 civilian military personnel...
  • France's government resigns en masse (but Hollande's clinging on): Failing socialist policies

    04/01/2014 8:41:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Daily Mail, ^ | 1 April 2014 | Peter Allen
    France's socialist prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault resigned yesterday. Joined by his entire government following meltdown in local elections .. Resignation is huge blow to France's social President Francois Hollande. Last night, Hollande admitted mistakes and said priority was to cut taxes ... last night socialist President Francois Hollande – whose rule has become synonymous with a 75 per cent top rate of income tax – admitted to mistakes and said his priority was now to cut taxes. The government’s resignation is a huge blow to the president, who was elected to a five-year term in 2012 but whose first two...
  • French public debt at record high

    04/01/2014 7:21:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 31/03/2014 - 12:07 | Aline Robert
    French public debt decreased in 2013, but is still higher than expected. Total debt continues to climb and fails to meet the Maastricht criteria. EurActiv France reports. Despite austerity measures, France’s public deficit did not meet its government targets for 2013. The French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) published figures showing that it currently stands at 4.3% of GDP. The French government expected this percentage to be 4.1%, whilst the European Commission predicted 4.2%. However timid, the reduction of public deficit from its previous level of 4.9%, in 2013, is still a significant improvement. …
  • France's National Front hails poll breakthrough [Socialists crash & burn]

    03/30/2014 3:46:49 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 43 replies
    the local (France) ^ | 30 Mar 2014 22:43 GMT+02:00
    France's ruling Socialist Party suffered humiliating losses on a day dubbed "Black Sunday" in a local vote marked by breakthrough successes for the far-right National Front and the historic election of a first female mayor of Paris. On a day dubbed "Black Sunday" by one Socialist lawmaker, the National Front (FN) won control of at least fourteen towns, according to the interior ministry and was on track to claim 1,200 municipal council seats nationwide, its best ever showing at the grassroots level of French politics. It was also a night to savour for France's main opposition, the centre-right Union for...
  • Going Green A Luxury Good For Rich At Expense Of Poor

    03/28/2014 6:47:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    investors.com ^ | 3/27/2014 | Editorial
    Saving The Planet: It used to be said that socialism was the opium of the liberal intelligentsia. But now the drug of choice for the elite is environmentalism. The dirty little secret of the modern green movement is that it's become a luxury good for the uber-rich who espouse policies — from carbon taxes to renewable energy standards to closing down coal plants — that impose high costs on poor people who can least afford to pay the green tab.
  • How Covert Agents Infiltrate The Internet To Manipulate, Deceive, And Destroy Reputations

    03/27/2014 7:39:01 PM PDT · by Sheapdog · 64 replies
    oathkeepers.org via FirstLook.org ^ | Feb 26, 2014 | Glenn Greenwald
    <p>A shocking DHS document, leaked on March 24, 2014 by InfoWars, reveals who Barack Obama’s real enemy is: the military, veterans, the National Guard, and those who eschew Obama’s brand of democratic socialism. The 160-page document describes a drill going on this very minute, dubbed “Capstone Exercise 2014: Scenario Ground Truth,” whereby a fictitious anti-government group—whose stated ideology happens to match exactly that of the Tea Party—wages a cyber attack against the U.S. government after martial law has been declared in the wake of a massive earthquake and tsunami. Conspiring with this group—named Free Americans Against Socialist Tyranny—are elements of the military, veterans, and the National Guard.</p>
  • Michelle's Hard-Knock Life Story Comes to China

    03/26/2014 4:58:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/26/2014 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Recycling her tried-and-true American dream story, Michelle Obama gave Chinese schoolchildren the same stump speech she delivers everywhere she goes, from Ireland to Chicago. The FLOTUS has used her hard-knock life tale to justify more vacations for herself than her husband has golf balls.
  • Obama In Europe Is Oblivious To NATO's New Impotence

    03/25/2014 7:45:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    investors.com ^ | 3/25/2014 | editorial
    Checking out Rembrandts and checking in with European allies, President Obama seems blind to the rubble around him. The U.S. leadership vacuum has left NATO as ravaged as a post-World War II battlefield. In May 1945, a sizable force of Allied bombers flew photographers over European cities to document the destruction of what was then, and remains, the worst war in history. Their images of urban craters and flattened buildings are permanent reminders of the evils of totalitarianism. One can't help wondering, if Barack Obama had been on board, whether he would have looked down and remarked on the day's...
  • Clinton Says She's Still Considering Future Plans

    03/23/2014 6:57:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 3/23/2014 | unknown
    ....Diving into the thorny issue of climate change, Hillary Clinton said young people understand the significant threat of global warming and that she hoped there would be a mass movement that demands political change. She said the generation of college students and young people are much more committed to doing something to address climate change and it wasn't "just some ancillary issue" but will determine the quality of life for countries around the globe.
  • Obama's Rogues Gallery Of Radicals

    03/23/2014 5:32:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    news.investors.com ^ | 3/21/2014 | Editorial
    Appointments: America is a country of 320 million people, most of them holding to traditional values. Yet President Obama keeps mining the fringes for his hires. Does he have any friends who aren't crackpots? Seriously. The president keeps saying he champions the middle class and its values. But his choices of people to help him run the country are the most extreme in U.S. history, and his second-term nominations are more radical than the first.
  • Are there any liberals left?

    03/19/2014 10:52:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Socialist Worker ^ | 3/20/14 | Lance Selfa
    **SNIP** Reed's message to liberals--especially those who invest their hopes in the Democratic Party--is stark. Since the 1980s, he writes, liberals, activists and social movement organizations (the combination of which Reed labels "the left") have been on the defensive. Instead of determining how to advance a broadly popular and egalitarian vision, this left has narrowed its "social vision" and its time horizon, keying actions to the next election cycle. "Each election now becomes a moment of life-or-death urgency that precludes dissent or even reflection," Reed writes. "For liberals, there is only one option in an election year, and that is...