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  • ‘We’re losing more people to the sweets than to the streets’:

    07/18/2017 7:52:10 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 42 replies
    Wash comPost ^ | 7/15/17 | Caitlin Dewey
    ...Why two black pastors are suing Coca-Cola William Lamar, the senior pastor at D.C.’s historic Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, is tired of presiding over funerals for parishioners who died of heart disease, diabetes and stroke. So on Thursday, he and another prominent African American pastor filed suit against Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association, claiming soda manufacturers knowingly deceived customers about the health risks of sugar-sweetened beverages — at enormous cost to their communities. The complaint, filed in D.C. Superior Court Thursday on behalf of the pastors and the Praxis Project, a public health group, alleges that Coke and...
  • Why don’t millennials like capitalism? Blame parents. Blame schools. Blame Obama.

    07/18/2017 7:47:56 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 24 replies
    The State ^ | 7-17-17 | Frank Dowd IV
    As a society, we have done millennials a disservice. An entire generation of young people in America came of age during a decade of sluggish economic growth, and as a result, many are skeptical of free enterprise and capitalism. A stunning 2016 Harvard University survey of young adults between the ages of 18 and 29 found that 51 percent of respondents do not support capitalism. Millennial support for avowed socialist Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential primary was proof that young people today aren’t enamored with capitalism. During the Obama years, the 18-29 age group heard countless presidential speeches railing...
  • How the Left Hijacked the American Psychiatric Association and Normalized Personality Disorders

    07/17/2017 9:06:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/17/2017 | Mark A. Hewitt
    Breitbart:  Trump Defense Department Delays Obama’s Transgender Push in the Military.  “The Pentagon is working to delay the July 1 deadline to fully implement the Obama-initiated policy that one year ago lifted the ban on transgender individuals serving in the U.S. military.”  While the Pentagon directive to allow transgender men and women to join the military faces an indefinite delay this may be a good time to review just how America was ensnared with this Obama-era policy. The evidence is clear—the American Left succeeded in lobbying the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to eliminate some of the sexual identity disorders...
  • Elon Musk: The world's population is accelerating toward collapse and nobody cares.

    07/06/2017 12:20:33 PM PDT · by jerod · 59 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3 Hours Ago | 01:01 | David Gernon
    Elon Musk usually tweets about mundane topics, from LA traffic to Tesla projects. On Thursday he was more dire. "The world's population is accelerating towards collapse, but few seem to notice or care," Tesla's CEO tweeted to his nearly 10 million followers. He pointed to a November article in New Scientist magazine titled, "The world in 2076: The population bomb has imploded." The piece, written by Fred Pearce points to Japan as a case study for what could go wrong in the relatively near future. Rather than a meltdown where the Earth's population outstrips the planet's ability to feed everyone,...
  • Conservatives Go Third ‘I’ Blind

    07/06/2017 9:10:04 AM PDT · by oblomov · 35 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6 Jul 2017 | Bret Stephens
    On the subject of cycles, Warren Buffett likes to talk about “the natural progression, the three I’s.” As he put it to Charlie Rose in 2008, those I’s are “the innovators, the imitators and the idiots.” One creates, one enhances — and one screws it all up. Then, presumably, the cycle starts afresh. Buffett was describing the process that led to the 2008 housing and financial crises. But he might as well have been talking about the decline of the conservative movement in America. I was reminded of this again last week, on news that the Fox News host Sean...
  • Why poverty is skyrocketing in the suburbs

    07/05/2017 5:07:29 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 61 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03 July 2017 | Dwyer Gunn
    If you were to ask a group of Americans to pinpoint poverty in this country, a good many would tell you you to turn a watchful eye to the inner-city blocks. Perhaps others would suggest you look at the isolated valleys of rural Appalachian coal mining towns. But few would point you to the suburbs, our country's neatly manicured, leafy green mazes of driveways and cul-de-sacs. That's a shame; it's this very misperception that makes the issue so pernicious. In recent decades, the number of suburbanites living in poverty has increased at an alarming clip. In 1990, there were 9.5...
  • Hated by the Right. Mocked by the Left. Who Wants to Be ‘Liberal’ Anymore?

    07/05/2017 10:11:21 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 23 replies
    The New York Times Magazine ^ | 07/05/2017 | Nikil Saval
    ‘‘Liberal’’ has long been a dirty word to the American political right. It may be shortened, in the parlance of the Limbaugh Belt, to ‘‘libs,’’ or expanded to the offensive portmanteau ‘‘libtards.’’ But its target is always clear. For the people who use these epithets, liberals are, basically, everyone who leans to the left: big-spending Democrats with their unisex bathrooms and elaborate coffee. This is still how polls classify people, placing them on a neat spectrum from ‘‘extremely conservative’’ to ‘‘extremely liberal.’’ Over the last few years, though — and especially 2016 — there has been a surge of the...
  • Hostility to Christian Sexuality Beliefs Up 114 Percent in 3 Years, Report Finds

    07/04/2017 5:50:22 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 7/3/17 | Samuel Smith
    A new report produced by one of the nation's leading social conservative activist organization claims that there has been 76 percent increase in religious freedom violations and a 114 percent surge in documented hostility toward Christian views on marriage and sexuality in the last three years. In a June 2017 report titled "Hostility to Religion: The Growing Threat to Religious Liberty in the United States," the Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council highlighted various instances in which Americans' First Amendment rights have been infringed upon or instances in which they faced hostility over their religious views on sexuality that are in...
  • Why the generation after millennials will vote Republican

    07/01/2017 9:48:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 1, 2017 | Salena Zito
    ERIE, PA — Max Bloomstine has a positive view of the nation’s growing diversity, believes the American dream is attainable (but doesn’t believe he’s entitled to it) and is more into the “we” instead of the “me.” He is politically independent but leans conservative, attends church on a regular basis, and views his parents — not sports figures or celebrities — as role models. Right now, though, two things weigh heavily on his mind: where to attend college next year (It’s either going to be the University of Pittsburgh or Rochester) and working on a summer job. “I am a...
  • A Town Turned Mean: What happened to downtown Minneapolis?

    07/01/2017 5:14:30 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 77 replies
    CityPages ^ | 6-28-17 | Cory Zurowski
    If downtown is the heartbeat of Minneapolis, then its collective soul resides on Hennepin Avenue, the corridor that’s long served as its cultural, commercial, and entertainment epicenter. But these days, visitors aren’t seeing the intoxicating glimmer Schmidt beheld so long ago. Talk to civic leaders, downtown workers, and couples descending from Burnsville, and they’ll tell you to drive down Hennepin with the windows open once the sun has called it day. If you watch and listen, the feeling isn’t one of good vibrations. It’s energy with a serrated edge, the vibe that comes from a city turning mean. Apocalypse now...
  • Mark Zuckerberg Compares Facebook To ‘Churches’ and ‘Community Support Groups’

    06/27/2017 5:51:43 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 27 replies ^ | 27 Jun 2017 | Lucas Nolan
    Mark Zuckerberg recently stated his desire to have Facebook act as a community for it’s users, replacing “churches” and “community support groups.” Speaking at Facebook’s first Communities Summit in Chicago last week, Mark Zuckerberg discussed a number of topics, including Facebook’s new mission statement which was changed from “connecting the world” to a new goal, to “give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.” ... CNBC reports that later at the rally, the Facebook CEO discussed the use of Facebook as a community tool to bring it’s users closer together, “It’s so striking that for...
  • Almost 30% of People In the World Are Obese or Overweight

    06/25/2017 7:10:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    Time ^ | Alexandra Sifferlin
    The global obesity epidemic continues, and a new report shows that about two billion people worldwide are overweight or obese. That's about 30% of the world's population. The new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that about a third of the global population—including adults and children—exceed a healthy weight. About 10% of people in the world are obese, according to the findings. Studies have linked overweight and obesity to a higher risk for health complications like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, depression, respiratory problems, major cancers and more.
  • Assange: Why the Democratic party is doomed

    06/25/2017 5:49:24 AM PDT · by DOC44 · 25 replies
    Twitter post at link
  • The 2016 Election and the Demise of Journalistic Standards

    06/23/2017 5:52:46 AM PDT · by jimbug · 24 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | May/June 2017 | Michael Goodwin
    I’ve been a journalist for a long time. Long enough to know that it wasn’t always like this. There was a time not so long ago when journalists were trusted and admired. We were generally seen as trying to report the news in a fair and straightforward manner. Today, all that has changed. For that, we can blame the 2016 election or, more accurately, how some news organizations chose to cover it.
  • Europe’s Elites Seem Determined to Commit Suicide by ‘Diversity’

    06/19/2017 8:59:44 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 35 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 18, 2017 | Douglas Murray
    Europe in 2017 is racked with uncertainty—the eurozone crises, the endless challenges of the European Union, national elections that resemble endless rounds of bullet-dodging. Yet even these events are insignificant compared with the deep tectonic shifts beneath the Continent’s politics, shifts that Europeans—and their allies—ignore at our peril. Throughout the migration crisis of recent years I traveled across the Continent, from the reception islands into which migrants arrive to the suburbs in which they end up and the chancelleries which encouraged them to come. For decades Europe had encouraged guest workers, and then their families, to come. As Germany’s Chancellor...
  • Oldest German Diocese to Close 96% of Parishes

    06/17/2017 3:32:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 45 replies
    1P5 ^ | June 16, 2017 | Steve Skojec
    Bishop Stephan Ackermann of the Diocese of Trier, in Germany, has announced that the diocese will be closing almost all of its parishes. From Trier diocese, the oldest in Germany, will dissolve its 903 parishes and reduce them to 35, liberal Bishop Stephan Ackermann (54) explained on Friday during an information meeting of the diocese in Trier. He spoke of a “crisis”.Ackermann admitted that the new parishes will have nothing in common with the traditional ones “but the name”. Trier is the birthplace of Karl Marx. A Feature, Not a BugFor most Catholics in the English-speaking world, there...
  • Shooting At GOP Baseball Practice Latest In Pattern Of Violence Against Republicans

    06/15/2017 11:15:40 AM PDT · by TBP · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11:56 AM 06/14/2017 | PETER HASSON Associate Editor
    The shooting at a congressional GOP baseball practice is just the latest in an escalating pattern of violence and intimidation against Republicans. James T. Hodgkinson opened fire on GOP lawmakers and staffers with a rifle on Wednesday morning as they prepared for the annual summer baseball game between Republicans and Democrats. The shooter wounded several victims, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and a staffer for Texas Rep. Roger Williams, before heroically being taken down by Capitol Police. If not for the attendance of Scalise — whose leadership position comes with a security detail — “it would have been a...
  • The Zinnification of America

    06/13/2017 9:48:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    American ^ | June 13, 2017 | David Prentice
    This may sound like it, but it’s not a journal of winetasting. It’s about the undue, horrific influence of a man named Howard Zinn. He became a famous, or accurately infamous, historian. Zinn, more than any other man, turned our history books on their heads, and in a way, changed the contemporary course of history. “Who controls the past, controls the future.” He excelled at this task. He was somewhat wispy and vulnerable looking in spite of being tall. He could not debate well and he spoke slowly, as if he was in a mildly drugged high. He had a...
  • Psychologically scarred millennials are killing dozens of industries -and it's their parents' fault

    06/11/2017 12:58:55 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 83 replies
    Business Insider (via Yahoo) ^ | 05 June 2017 | Kate Taylor
    Millennials are threatening dozens of industries. They don't buy napkins. They won't play golf. They aren't buying homes or cars. And they're not even eating at Buffalo Wild Wings. Millennials' financial decisions have been heavily covered by media organizations — something that has infuriated many of the generation, as news that "millennials are killing" another industry has become a common headline. "This is just some more millennial-blaming B.S.," one reader wrote in response to a recent Business Insider article with the headline "Millennials are killing chains like Buffalo Wild Wings and Applebee's." When millennials decide en masse against purchasing certain...
  • Baby boomers are downsizing — and the kids won’t take the family heirlooms

    06/06/2017 10:57:53 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 222 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 04 June 2017 | Beth Teitell
    <p>For 30 years, Pat Fryzel stored her children’s memorabilia, and her grandmother’s, too. But when she and her husband downsized, from a large Winchester home to a two-bedroom Boston town house, there was no room for the American Girl dolls or Nana’s cake plates. So Fryzel asked her grown kids to collect what they wanted.</p>