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  • Bernie Sanders calls for doubling union membership, scrapping ‘right to work’ laws

    08/21/2019 10:11:12 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/21/2019 | Paul Steinhauser |
    Sanders, who is making his second straight bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, vowed “that war will come to an end when I am president. If we are serious about rebuilding the middle class in America, we have got to rebuild, strengthen and expand the trade union movement in America.” Sanders said if elected, he would aim to double union membership by the end of his first term in the White House in January 2025. His plan also calls for ending so-called "right to work" laws favored by Republicans and decried by organized labor for weakening a union’s ability to...
  • Harris to appear in CNN climate town hall after backlash (only 11.45 years left)

    08/21/2019 2:08:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/20/19 | TAL AXELROD, MIRANDA GREEN
    White House hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) will attend a CNN town hall focused on climate change next month after previously saying a scheduling conflict prevented her from participating in the event. The California Democrat was hammered by environmental groups, including the Sunrise Movement, after Harris was the only one of nine initial Democrats invited to the town hall who did not confirm her attendance. “We were happy to change our schedule to accommodate such a critical conversation,” Lily Adams, the Harris campaign’s communications director, said in a statement to The Hill. “As Senator Harris has said, this is a...
  • Zeppelins stopped flying after the Hindenburg disaster. Now scientists want to bring them back

    08/20/2019 8:17:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 77 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | August 19, 2019 | By Jeremy Deaton
    The age of huge, ocean-crossing zeppelins came to an end in 1937, when the Hindenburg — the largest craft of its type ever built — erupted in flames while landing in New Jersey. Dozens died. Now, more than 80 years later, the giant airships may be poised for a comeback — not for passenger service, but as an environmentally friendly means of delivering goods around the globe. As proposed in a recent scientific paper, the new airships would be 10 times bigger than the 800-foot Hindenburg — more than five times as long as the Empire State Building is tall...

    08/19/2019 8:26:06 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 29 replies
    New Right Network ^ | July 1, 2019 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Few people have the opportunity to create bold new fake pedagogy. This is an elite, exclusive world. Fake means something guaranteed not to work. You say you teach reading but the kids are illiterate. You say you teach history but your kids don’t know Ben Franklin from Ben Affleck. You say you teach general knowledge but your students can’t find Washington DC on a map of the US. Who can get away with swindles like these? Well, of course, members of our very own Education Establishment can get away with anything. But not ordinary people. Fair warning, this fake-pedagogy business...
  • Socialism Isn't the Solution to Unfair Drug Prices

    08/19/2019 10:38:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | August 19, 2019 | Stacy Washington
    President Trump recently promised that "America will never be a socialist country" -- at least not while he's in office. But some members of his administration didn't get the memo. The Department of Health and Human Services still plans to impose socialist, European-style price controls on advanced drugs administered through Medicare. The proposal would tie Medicare's drug reimbursement rates to the average prices paid by governments that impose price controls on medicines. HHS officials hope their scheme will reduce pharmaceutical spending here in America -- and force other developed nations to foot more of the bill for drug research and...
  • The CEOs of nearly 200 companies just said shareholder value is no longer their main objective

    08/19/2019 6:37:05 AM PDT · by Doctor Freeze · 76 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/19/2019 | Maggie Fitzgerald
    Shareholder value is no longer the main focus of some of America’s top business leaders. The Business Roundtable, a group of chief executive officers from major U.S. corporations, issued a statement Monday with a new definition of the “purpose of a corporation.” The re-imagined idea of a corporation drops the age-old notion that corporations function first and foremost to serve their shareholders and maximize profits. Rather, investing in employees, delivering value to customers, dealing ethically with suppliers and supporting outside communities are now at the forefront of American business goals, according to the statement....
  • New Poll Shows Gen Z Is Pretty Confused About Socialism, Capitalism, And More

    08/19/2019 5:15:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies ^ | August 19, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    As the 2019-2020 school year begins this fall, millions of high schoolers and college students will be heading into an academic rife with politicization and heated classroom discussions. But, how do students truly feel about issues such as socialism, free speech, health care, and illegal immigration? Do these kids aged 13-22, known as Gen Z, feel comfortable sharing their true opinions? Do they even know the basic concepts of what they are discussing? To find out, Young America's Foundation, "the nation’s premier organization for inspiring students on high school and college campuses with conservative ideas," teamed up with Echelon Insights...
  • To beat socialism, President Trump should grant Venezuelans Temporary Protected Status

    08/18/2019 9:50:20 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 66 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08-18-19 | Daniel Di Martino
    The United States is working to help end Venezuela’s suffering under socialism. Earlier this month, President Trump imposed an embargo on Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro’s socialist regime, and last month the House of Representatives voted to grant Temporary Protected Status to Venezuelans in the U.S. Most of those voting in favor of TPS were Democrats, and unfortunately, most Republicans opposed the measure. The GOP is looking at this issue all wrong. Of course, it’s true that Democrats are pushing for TPS to gain popularity with Venezuelan Americans frightened by their increasingly socialist rhetoric. But, for Republicans, supporting TPS for Venezuelans...
  • Marxism in America The Final Stages

    08/18/2019 7:12:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/18/19 | Ray DiLorenzo
    Give these Democrats/Socialists/Communists nothing! power, no gun control, no compromise, nothing! Sit down, focus and read this tale of woe. Much of what we see happening all across this country began as a spin off of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia that made its way to Germany and then the United States. These German Marxists, or Communists, started a school of social theory called the Frankfurt School; a school that was dedicated to the destruction of Western civilization.
  • Get Off The Socialist Bus Before They Throw You Under It

    08/18/2019 7:08:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/18/19 | Judi McLeod
    Desperado Dems want you to believe the presidential election—some 15 months away—is already over. All 20-plus spittle-flecked contenders in the DNC primaries are riding on a bus touting a ‘Utopia or Bust!’ banner. They’re travelling at break-neck down the road leading to Socialism, confident that they’ve conned the masses into thinking they are ‘progressives’ at heart. Get off the Democrats’ Socialist bus before they throw you under it. They’re planning to toss all plebes under the bus as soon as they’re elected.
  • Socialism Never?

    08/15/2019 7:18:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | August 15, 2019 | Cal Thomas
    President Trump has repeatedly promised, "America will never be a socialist country." Since Franklin Roosevelt began expanding government in the 1930s, the United States has increasingly adopted big-state policies associated with socialism. We may not be at the stage Bernie Sanders would advocate, but more millennials appear to favor a system under which they have never lived. Free stuff is appealing until one realizes its costs. In an attempt to reach Generation Z -- those in their teens and 20s -- a new organization is starting this month to combat socialism's appeal. It's called Young Americans Against Socialism (, according...
  • Turning Women Into “Gestators” Is the Way to Abolish Motherhood

    08/13/2019 8:14:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The present manifestations of feminism are mere phases of a process that seeks the annihilation of women. It seems a contradiction. Feminism claims to glorify women and their accomplishments. Women’s Studies departments worldwide are supposedly dedicated to the study of women’s achievements and the denouncing of the “oppression” they have suffered over the ages. However, avant-garde feminists reveal the true nature of their nihilistic creed. They desire the destruction of all that was once considered to be female. They claim the feminine ideal is a social construct that inhibits and restrains women from being whatever they want to be. Central...
  • Battle for the Soul of Poland

    08/12/2019 3:00:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 36 replies
    Church Militant ^ | August 12, 2019 | Jan Franczak
    Battle for the Soul of Poland 100th anniversary of the Battle of Warsaw sees Poland caught in another fierce battle After a hundred years Poland finds itself fighting the Marxist hydra again. On August 15, 1920, the fate of the Western world and European civilization was at stake. If Poland, attacked by the Bolshevik army, had lost that battle — one of the most important in the history of Europe — the continent would have been turned into a red paradise. We'd be living in a completely different world, in which the remains of free Western civilization would only be seen as artifacts...
  • The Link between Today's Leftists and Yesterday's Nazis

    08/12/2019 9:15:47 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 12, 2019 | Alexander Nussbaum
    August eight just came and went. Supposedly, now the date has significance to neo-Nazis. H is the eighth letter of the alphabet, and "Heil Hitler" is HH, or "88." The number has long been used as a neo-Nazi symbol. The link to August 8 is tenuous. Nevertheless, there is a leftist meme started on MSNBC that President Trump ordered the U.S. flag to be raised on August 8, following is lowering in response to last week's shootings, as a message to his neo-Nazi supporters. Despite Trump's support of Israel and Jews, or rather in part because of it, "progressives" regularly...
  • Dayton Shooter was "Anti-Fascist" inspired to Kill by Listening to Endless ANTIFA Calls of Violence

    08/10/2019 3:42:08 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 15 replies
    nteb ^ | 9/9/19 | Geoffrey Grider
    Kill every fascist,” mass shooter Connor Betts declared in 2018 on twitter, echoing a rallying cry of ANTIFA ideologues. Over the next year, his tweets became increasingly violent. “Nazis deserve death and nothing else,” he tweeted last October. We have been warning about the US domestic terror group known as ANTIFA for quite a few years now. Like the Ku Klux Klan, and because of their cowardly nature, they wear masks and hoods to hide their identities. The KKK wear white masks, and ANTIFA wears black masks, while both groups commit acts of mayhem while claiming to be something they’re...
  • Capitalism and greed are strangers: What is this threat from which socialists seek to save us?

    08/09/2019 6:57:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/09/2019 | Lloyd Brown
    Capitalism is getting a bad rap lately by the small but growing contingent of democratic socialists infecting Congress. So what exactly is this threat from which they seek to save us? Capitalism is based on free and voluntary exchange of goods. The only way you can prosper is to provide something other people want. If you are a farmer and produce wheat, someone else will exchange what he has produced (or use a medium of exchange such as money) to trade for your wheat. No one is forced to do anything. If you sell $1's worth of wheat to a...
  • Why Younger Americans Misunderstand True Socialism

    08/06/2019 5:52:37 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 27 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 8-3-2019 | Julia Mullins
    “Socialism does not mean government owns everything,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez explained earlier this summer during an Instagram live stream.... Three months prior to Ocasio-Cortez’s declaration, a Harris Poll provided exclusively to Axios showed that 61% of Americans ages 18 to 24 have a positive reaction to the word “socialism,” while 58% responded similarly to the word “capitalism.” Conversely, only 27% of people age 65 and older had a positive reaction to the word that most of them still associate with the Red Scare. The poll also showed that millennials and Gen Zers are more likely than previous generations to accept...
  • New climate change data shows more 'dangerously hot' days in Houston on the horizon

    08/09/2019 12:09:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 72 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | August 9, 2019 | by Rebecca Hennes
    Temperatures in Houston reached 100 degrees for the first time in 2019 this week, according to data from the National Weather Service. But according to a new study, 100-degree weather could soon become a much more common forecast for Houston and cities nationwide if no action is taken to address climate change. According to a July 2019 report from the national nonprofit The Union of Concerned Scientists, cities nationwide could see more "dangerously hot" days as early as 2036. The report analyzed four different heat index thresholds - above 90°F, above 100°F, above 105°F and "off the charts" - to...
  • U.N. flags need to cut meat to curb land use impact on global warming

    08/09/2019 11:48:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 8, 2019 | by Nina Chestney, Stephanie Nebehay (D-Reuters)
    LONDON/GENEVA - Global meat consumption must fall to curb global warming, reduce growing strains on land and water and improve food security, health and biodiversity, a United Nations report on the effects of climate change concluded. Although the report stopped short of explicitly advocating going meat free, it called for big changes to farming and eating habits to limit the impact of population growth and changing consumption patterns on stretched land and water resources. “There are certain kinds of diets that have a lower carbon footprint and put less pressure on land,” Jim Skea, professor at London’s Imperial College, said...
  • Venezuela hyperinflation hits 10 million percent.

    08/09/2019 7:58:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 5, 2019 | Valentina Sanchez
    Venezuela’s crisis has been marked by corruption, hyperinflation, one of the world’s highest homicide rates, food and medicine shortages and the largest exodus “in the recent history of Latin America,” according to the U.N. Refugee Agency. Its chances to recover may start with President Nicolas Maduro stepping down or being forcibly removed — either by the opposition or through foreign military intervention. But that would just be the first step to get the ruined economy on the road to recovery. A major course of economic shock therapy will be required.