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  • Florida’s Covid-19 Vaccines Draw Foreigners, Snowbirds

    01/14/2021 5:27:20 AM PST · by Theoria · 15 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 14 Jan 2021 | Arian Campo-Flores and José de Córdoba
    The state allows vaccinating nonresidents, which rankles some; ‘it lowers the numbers of vaccines available to people here’ Visitors from Toronto to New York to Buenos Aires have long flocked to Florida for sun, surf and shopping. Now they are coming for the Covid-19 vaccine. Some of the arrivals are Americans or foreigners who own second homes in the state and reside here part-time. Others are making short-term visits, seizing the opportunity provided by Florida’s decision to make the vaccine available to people age 65 and older, including nonresidents. The practice, which some are calling vaccine tourism, has drawn fire...
  • Pope Francis Touts Universal Basic Income

    11/25/2020 6:28:34 PM PST · by ebb tide · 84 replies
    Church Militant ^ | November 25, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    Pope Francis Touts Universal Basic IncomeCatholic economist slams idea as 'radical innovation in Church teaching' VATICAN CITY ( - Pope Francis is calling for a universal basic income (UBI) — a proposal denounced by a top Catholic economist as "a radical innovation in Catholic teaching without any obvious roots." In an extended interview barely mentioning persecuted Uighurs, Rohingya and Yazidi peoples, the pontiff attacks populist leaders and coronavirus lockdown demonstrators while voicing his support for George Floyd Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests.Francis' controversial reflections, published in a new book Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future, records exchanges...
  • Here’s Joe Biden’s Opening Bid To The Left (Free Crap Caucus)

    04/10/2020 3:57:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 4/09/20 | Kevin Robillard, Tara Golshan
    Former Vice President Joe Biden is pivoting to the left as he begins his general election campaign against President Donald Trump, promising to eliminate student debt for a huge portion of people making under $125,000 a year and lowering the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 60. Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, announced both policy proposals in a Medium blog post on Thursday afternoon, arguing the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus epidemic made both moves necessary. But both shifts - especially on student debt - are designed to appeal to younger and left-leaning voters who were skeptical of his...
  • "Will Not Be Forgotten": Trump Thanks India For Allowing Key Drug Export [29million doses shipped to US]

    04/09/2020 2:04:21 PM PDT · by nwrep · 25 replies
    NDTV ^ | April 8, 2020 | Shylaja Sharma
    Washington: Extraordinary times require even closer cooperation between friends, US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday, thanking India after the government allowed the United States to buy 29 million doses of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug believed effective in the treatment of coronavirus. "Extraordinary times require even closer cooperation between friends. Thank you India and the Indian people for the decision on HCQ. Will not be forgotten! Thank you Prime Minister @NarendraModi for your strong leadership in helping not just India, but humanity, in this fight!" the American President tweeted. On Wednesday, Mr Trump confirmed that the first shipment of a...
  • Cop-hating lawbreakers hop MTA turnstiles to protest NYPD fare-evader crackdown

    11/02/2019 2:04:03 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 2, 2019 | Gabrielle Fonrouge and Olivia Bensimon
    Foul-mouthed, anti-cop lawbreakers jumped turnstiles en masse during wild demonstrations in Brooklyn, disturbing footage shows. “F–k this s–t!” screamed those among the hundreds who swarmed the Hoyt–Schermerhorn station in Downtown Brooklyn Friday night to protest the NYPD’s planned crackdown on fare evaders. Footage of the scene posted to DailyMotion shows cops getting jeered by protesters, who belt out “F–k You!” as they flip off the Finest.
  • Ocasio-Cortez targets poverty with new legislation ("A Just Society" - free beer?)

    09/29/2019 6:29:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/25/19 | MARTY JOHNSON
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is targeting poverty and other social issues in a package of bills unveiled on Wednesday. The progressive first-year lawmaker's legislative package, dubbed "A Just Society," includes six individual bills. "I am both energized and humbled to introduce legislation today to build upon the most transformative programs of the last century," Ocasio-Cortez said in statement. **SNIP** Individuals who have been convicted of a criminal offense would be ensured access to all federal public benefits in the Mercy in Re-entry Act, and the Embrace Act would guarantee federal public benefits access to anyone, regardless of their immigration status....
  • Ilhan Omar: The College Debt System Is 'Stacked Up Against You When You're An Immigrant'

    09/29/2019 12:32:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 72 replies ^ | September 29, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) made an appearance on BET's new series "Young Gifted and Broke" to talk about the Democrats' plan to cancel all outstanding student loan debt. According to Omar, the system is stacked against immigrants and it's time for Wall Street to bail the American people out of debt. "My family, we didn't really recover. We went through the private loan system. I didn't really know anything about it. That's my fault. People talk about financial literacy but they also prey on people like me," fellow panelist and author Michael Arceneux said. "That's an important piece because a...
  • Revealed: Health tourists cost the NHS £150m in unpaid bills (trunc)

    08/27/2019 4:34:19 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/27/2019 | SOPHIE BORLAND and ELEANOR HAYWARD
    Overseas patients have left the NHS with more than £150million in unpaid bills for treatment, a Daily Mail investigation reveals. The cash could pay for 6,000 nurses, 22,000 heart bypasses or nearly 5,500 junior doctors. Two hospitals in London are owed £28million each, including almost £500,000 from one patient alone. The revelation comes amid a new-found reluctance among frontline staff to chase payments, with doctors' leaders saying their obligation to charge overseas patients is 'racist' and deters vulnerable groups from seeking help. But Tory MP Philip Davies said: 'It is the National Health Service, not an international health service and...
  • Public support for liberal policymaking at 60-year high, survey says

    06/09/2019 3:36:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/08/19 | RACHEL FRAZIN
    Americans' support for liberal policymaking has reached a 60-year high, according to a new survey. Vox reported that public support for more regulation, higher taxes and more social services reached the highest level on record in the latest edition of Policy Mood, an aggregate overview of American opinion based on a range of polls on a variety of issues. According to Vox, the finding was first reported by James Stimson, a political scientist at the University of North Carolina who has published numerous books on public opinion research. “The annual estimate for 2018 is the most liberal ever recorded in...
  • ‘There Is Going to Be a War Within the Party. We Are Going to Lean Into It.’ (RAT fight)

    02/04/2019 5:06:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 53 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/04/19 | DAVID FREEDLANDER
    Maybe you’ve heard the warning: The country is beset by a menace. A fringe conservative minority is holding Congress hostage, extracting radical policy concessions over the will of the majority. And it’s leading the nation to fiscal, environmental and moral ruin. Maybe you haven’t heard this part: These dangerous conservatives are Democrats. “I am talking about the radical conservatives in the Democratic Party,” said Saikat Chakrabarti. “That’s who we need to counter. It’s the same across any number of issues—pay-as-you-go, free college, “Medicare for all.” These are all enormously popular in the party, but they don’t pass because of the...
  • These Americans fled the country to escape their giant student debt

    10/27/2018 4:44:26 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 128 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/27/18 | Annie Nova
    Chad Haag considered living in a cave to escape his student debt. He had a friend doing it. But after some plotting, he settled on what he considered a less risky plan. This year, he relocated to a jungle in India. "I've put America behind me," Haag, 29, said. He now lives in a concrete house in the village of Uchakkada for $50 a month. His backyard is filled with coconut trees and chickens. "I saw four elephants just yesterday," he said, adding that he hopes to never set foot in a Walmart again. His debt is currently on its...
  • So much for 'refuge.' Caravan army turns up its nose at Mexico's generous offer of asylum

    10/27/2018 7:48:54 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 53 replies ^ | Monica Showalter
    Migrants traveling in a caravan through southern Mexico have rejected a proposal by President Enrique Pena Nieto that they apply for refugee status in the country and obtain benefits. Coordinators of the caravan read out the president’s plan called “You are at home.” Migrants shouted “Gracias!” but “No, we’re heading north!” Activist Irineo Mujica of the Pueblo sin Fronteras group is supporting the migrants in the caravan. He told the group that 80 percent of those who apply for protective status would be rejected and deported. *snip* What's indisputable here is that weak as it is, and as concerned about...
  • Disturbing Data Shows Socialism (aka freeloaders) Is Growing Rapidly on College Campuses

    08/03/2018 3:47:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    MRCTV ^ | 7/31/18 | Patrick Hauf
    Socialist ideas are growing on college campuses at a rapid pace. The Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) organization claims to have gone from just 15 campus chapters in 2016 to 250 today, the Leadership Institute’s Campus Reform reported Tuesday. The YDSA claimed to have reflected this growth on their website’s recognized chapter list. “Currently, we've received over 250 campuses register for the fall drive! This explosion in interest shows that this semester will be the biggest ever for YDSA. We will be able to build a mass movement for democratic socialism and justice at campuses across the country,” they...
  • Elections Are the Only Thing Standing in the Left’s Way

    07/12/2018 11:27:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 7/11/18 | El Rushbo
    RUSH: Mark in Fort Worth, Texas, is next, and it’s your turn. Hello. CALLER: Hello, Rush. Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to make the host look good this afternoon. I wanted to take events of the last 72 hours and dovetail them with what you’ve been preaching to us for about the last two years, and that is that the media’s number one priority is separating Trump voters from Trump. In the last 72 hours, the cacophony from the left and the media has been so outrageous in part because I think the Kavanaugh decision, along...
  • (629) Migrants in stand-off threatened mutiny in the Mediterranean......

    06/13/2018 1:00:18 PM PDT · by caww · 29 replies
    dailymail ^ | UPDATED: 05:26 EDT, 12 June 2018 | By JEMMA BUCKLEY and MARIO LEDWITH
    The rescuers had initially shielded the migrants from the knowledge that they were stranded. But, faced with a barrage of questions, they told them why... Italy and Malta have both 'refused' to let the vessel dock, with Italy vowing to turn away boats carrying migrants from Africa.....Mr Salvini, who has promised to deport hundreds of thousands of migrants, said:.. 'Saving lives is a duty, but transforming Italy into an enormous refugee camp isn't.'...Calling for Brussels to resolve the issue, he said: 'Italy has stopped bowing its head and obeying. This time we say no. Doctors Without Borders warned that the...
  • 30,417,609 Paid $0 Income Taxes, Got $89.6 Billion Back

    12/19/2017 9:33:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | December 20, 2017 | Terry Jeffrey
    Of the 150,493,263 filers who submitted individual income tax returns to the Internal Revenue Service for the 2015 tax year, only 99,040,729 paid any income tax at all. Together, those Americans paid a record $1,457,891,441,000 in total income taxes -- for an average of $14,720 per taxpayer. The other 51,452,534 -- or about 34.2 percent of all filers -- did not pay a penny. Their average income tax payment was $0. This is a fundamental divide in the American tax system. On one side are those who do pay taxes; on the other, those who don't. And the divide gets...
  • Potential Ossoff Voters Are Hard to Reach Because They Still Live at Home With Parents

    06/21/2017 3:45:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/20/17 | Carter
    **SNIP** "Last month Jessica Zeigler, a precinct captain for Jon Ossoff’s congressional campaign, realized that reaching millennial voters was almost impossible. Young voters are often registered at their parents’ address, and many of those parents are enraged when Democratic canvassers show up at their door. “[The Republican parents] were the angriest people . . . When you are targeting their child, or heaven forbid their child might not think the same way as them, it becomes ugly.”
  • 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.
  • Two dozen companies owe over $1.5M in Pa. turnpike tolls

    10/30/2016 7:05:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 25, 2016 | Ed Blazina
    More than 15 years ago, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission decided to offer free-flowing EZPass lanes, a way for motorists to use transponders to report tolls to a credit card for payment. Ohio and other states offer EZPass but motorists must pass through a gate once the system recognizes their transponder. If a motorist does not have a transponder, the gate stays closed. In Pennsylvania, to keep traffic moving, there are no gates. That means it’s easy to drive on the highway without paying tolls. So easy that one New Jersey firm has made more than 7,600 trips and owes more...
  • Sanders delegates shocked they need cash for DNC trip

    07/04/2016 10:51:46 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 48 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 7/4/2015 | Mary Kay Linge
    Some of Bernie Sanders’ 1,831 New York delegates can’t scrape up enough cash to attend this month’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia — so they’ve turned to crowdfunding websites to raise the cash. “The cost definitely was a surprise,” said Jessica Frisco, 23, a delegate from the Upper West Side. “People are freaking out.” Unlike the savvy operators who usually win slots as convention delegates, some from Sanders’ campaign say they had no idea they would have to spend up to $5,000 on travel expenses.