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  • San Francisco supervisor wants to regulate grocery store closures

    02/07/2024 1:50:47 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 106 replies
    (1/31/24 story) On the heels of Safeway's decision to keep its Fillmore grocery store open until January 2025, one San Francisco supervisor wants to regulate grocery store closures in the city to ensure local communities are not blindsided. Why it matters: The proposal is an effort to ensure food security throughout the city and is a direct response to Safeway's announcement and subsequent reversal of its decision to close its Fillmore supermarket, the only full-service grocery store in the neighborhood, in March. What's happening: Supervisor Dean Preston plans to officially introduce an ordinance, dubbed the Neighborhood Grocery Protection Act, that...
  • The ‘Bidenomics Worked’ Sham Kicks Into High Gear For 2024

    02/05/2024 7:44:20 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    Issues & Insights ^ | 2 Feb, 2024 | I&I Editorial Board
    Bidenomics boosters in the media and on Wall Street are everywhere to be seen these days, selling the election-year idea that our president’s economic policies have somehow triumphantly raised our economy Phoenix-like from the ashes. Nothing could be further from the truth. A sampling of headlines going back to last summer show the adulation for Bidenomics among our supposedly objective economic cognoscenti (Latin for “know-it-alls”): “Bidenomics Is Real Economics,” Time Magazine. “Bidenomics is working,” New York Magazine. And our over-the-top favorite: “Bidenomics’ critics are being proven wrong. Happy days are here again,” Fortune Magazine. We could go on, but why...
  • 25 years after Venezuela elected Hugo Chavez, five lessons for the U.S.A.

    02/04/2024 8:39:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/04/2024 | Monica Showalter
    Twenty-five years ago, far-left socialist Hugo Chavez assumed Venezuela's presidency, lawfully elected and sworn in on Feb. 2, 1999, after an up-and-down career as a restive army office involved in a coup d'etat. He ran and won as an outsider at a time when the establishment had discredited itself, got into trouble when oil prices fell, and signed on to an International Monetary Fund austerity program, such as were being employed at the time in measures that left capitals burning. Once in. it didn't take long for Chavez to turn his once-prosperous country into a socialist hellhole. Today, the country...
  • Socialist Terrorist Was Making Radioactive Dirty Bomb For Inauguration

    04/18/2009 11:46:14 PM PDT · by SBD1 · 111 replies · 8,330+ views
    WikiLeaks ^ | January 19, 2009 | Washington DC Regional Threat and Analysis Center
    FBI FIELD INTELLIGENCE GROUPS Page 11 9 December 2008 Discovery of Radiological Dispersal Device Components, Literature, and Radioactive Material at the Maine Residence of an Identified Deceased US Person On 9 December 2008, radiological dispersal device components and literature, and radioactive materials, were discovered at the Maine residence of an identified deceased USPER James Cummings. Cummings had possible ties to white supremacist groups. On 9 December 2008, four one-gallon containers of 35 percent hydrogen peroxide, lithium metal, thermite, aluminum powder, beryllium, boron, black iron oxide, and magnesium ribbon were discovered at the Cummings’ residence. (FBI comments: Literature on constructing ‘dirty...
  • Democratic Socialists of America Members of the Progressive Caucus from March 3d 2000

    01/31/2024 6:48:58 PM PST · by Jumper · 12 replies
    DSA.ORG ^ | 31 January 2024 | Self
    Today is the anniversary of my first joining the army in 1974 and when I retired from the Department of State in 2012. I was wondering back to a time when the used to publish it's elected membership and I took a stroll down the archieves of the WAYBACKMACHINE @ In the Body of the Comment I have dropped in the published list of names from March 3, 2000 which is the last year the DSA published their elected membership in the Congress. They used to have other lists of Senators and a combined list, but this will...
  • Some questions for the blowhards at the World Economic Forum

    01/21/2024 5:25:00 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 21 Jan, 2024 | Jack Hellner
    They are out in force, asking each other what they plan to do to "Trump-proof" their economies. At the World Economic Forum, the usual swells and princelings were out in force. Their latest burning issue is here: WEF leaders pressed on how they will 'Trump-proof their economies' if he wins election 'I think the best defense, if that’s the way you want to look at it, is attack,' European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde said They live to tell us peons how we should live and vote. But here is a small sample of questions these blowhards should be asked...
  • Climate chiefs admitted net zero plan based on insufficient data, leading physicist says

    01/20/2024 2:30:12 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    The Telegraph via Yahoo ^ | January 20, 2024 | By Edward Malnick
    Britain’s climate watchdog has privately admitted that a number of its key net zero recommendations may have relied on insufficient data, it has been claimed. Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith, who led a recent Royal Society study on future energy supply, said that the Climate Change Committee only “looked at a single year” of data showing the number of windy days in a year when it made pronouncements on the extent to which the UK could rely on wind and solar farms to meet net zero. Sir Chris’s report for the Royal Society, published in September, concluded that a vast network...
  • Russia’s Creeping Rehabilitation of Joseph Stalin

    01/17/2024 2:50:36 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 55 replies
    The Messenger ^ | 15 JAN 2024 | Alexander Motyl
    Joseph Stalin is roaring back to life in Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Monuments are being built, “Stalin centers” are being constructed, and Putin’s war against Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s Ukraine is being compared to Stalin’s victory over Adolf Hitler’s Germany. Given the fascist nature of Putin’s regime and the imperialist, genocidal war he’s conducting in Ukraine, Stalin’s rehabilitation makes perfect sense. More important than the political rationale behind Stalin’s “return” to Russia, however, are the moral implications of such a move. Back in 2011, Yale University historian Timothy Snyder asked, “Hitler vs. Stalin: Who Was Worse?” His answer implied that both men were...
  • Argentina’s Javier Milei Warns Davos to Abandon Socialism: ‘The West Is in Danger’

    01/17/2024 3:07:47 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Jan 2024 | CHRISTIAN K. CARUZO
    Argentine President Javier Milei delivered an address fiercely condemning socialism at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday, rejecting the “radical feminist” and “environmental” agendas fueled by socialism as well. Milei urged world leaders to embrace capitalism as an alternative. Milei, a libertarian economist, explained in a roughly 20-minute speech how socialism ultimately leads to poverty, how the state “is not the solution,” but rather “the problem itself,” and how leftism has co-opted Western government institutions to further its agendas. Wednesday’s speech was Milei’s first international address since taking office in December. “I am here today to tell...
  • As a Catholic, I have some questions for the Pope ...

    01/15/2024 9:41:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/14/24 | Jack Hellner
    Pope Francis says many things that, in my opinion, just regurgitate leftist talking points, so I have many questions for this supposedly religious man who is supposed to look out for the best interest of the people, especially the poor. The pope frequently denounces capitalism as some kind of enemy of the poor, but capitalism is the best system to lift poor people up through opportunity instead of making them dependent on the government, so I would ask him: Isn't it better to give people economic opportunities than to have them depend on a master, a powerful government, for their...
  • No Border – Say Goodbye to America

    01/08/2024 6:09:38 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8 Jan, 2024 | Brian C. Joondeph
    Lessons from Milton Friedman, Herbert Stein ... and Cloward-Piven. Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman scolded the Wall Street Journal for cheerleading an open-border immigration policy. "It's just obvious you can't have free immigration and a welfare state," he warned. This leads to a “transfer state,” as the Heritage Foundation describes, the government taxing the upper and middle classes, transferring money to lower economic classes via subsidies and benefits. In other words, “The transfer state redistributes funds from those with high-skill and high-income levels to those with lower skill levels.” Heritage makes the assumption, “It takes the entire net tax payments...
  • Demands for a Democratic Political Economy

    01/02/2024 10:36:06 AM PST · by jacknhoo · 35 replies
    Harvard Law Review ^ | November 2020 | AMNA A. AKBAR
    Introduction We are living in a time of grassroots demands to transform our built environment and our relationships with one another and the earth.2 To abolish prisons and police, rent, debt, borders, and billionaires.3 To decommodify housing and healthcare and to decolonize land.4 To exercise more collective ownership over our collectively generated wealth.5 Some of us are reimagining the state. Others are dreaming of moving beyond it.6 But these are more than dreams. These are demands for a democratic political economy. These demands increased in volume this year as the violence of policing continued, the fires burned in California and...
  • A Health Care Checkup On Justin Trudeau’s Canada

    12/29/2023 6:23:44 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 13 replies
    Issues & Insights ^ | 29 Dec, 2023 | I&I Editorial Board
    For decades, Americans have been told that the only humane, decent health care system is one run by the government. The oft-uttered complaint is that it’s a shame that the richest country in the world doesn’t have universal medical care. The reality is that the universal systems in other wealthy nations are cruel, cold bureaucracies. If there are any doubts that this is true, look northward, to Canada, where waiting lists for treatment are leaving “patients frozen in line,” Pacific Research Institute President and Chief Executive Officer Sally Pipes recently wrote in Forbes. “When everyone within a country is trapped...
  • Massachusetts considers trust funds for the state's poorest newborns to help 'shrink the racial wealth gap'

    12/28/2023 5:46:27 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 28,2023 | By Kendall Tietz
    Massachusetts is considering trust funds, aimed at reducing the racial wealth gap, for the state's poorest newborns that the recipients would be able to access when they turn 18. The "baby bonds" would be an at-birth publicly funded trust fund program for Massachusetts residents, to be used for college, buying a home or starting a business. The amount given to each eligible newborn would depend on their household income, although it doesn't give a maximum amount or specify who would qualify for the funds. "Children born into households with low income (which are disproportionately households of color) are prioritized through...
  • Everything I learned in 2023 as the Climate Coach

    12/26/2023 6:30:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    The Washington Post via MSN ^ | December 26, 2023 | Story by Michael J. Coren
    Against the enormity of climate change, it’s easy to see individual efforts as futile. But tiny acts add up. Not only do we profoundly influence friends and family, our actions and example act as billboards advertising social norms. We have the power to change what’s “normal.” Just look at why your neighbors install solar panels. Based on the response to this column over the past year, millions of you want to do more in your own life about climate change. Here are seven things I discovered in 2023 that can make a difference in your new year. Lentils are the...
  • A scientist reckons with climate grief

    12/24/2023 7:30:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | December 24, 2023 | By Evan Bush (D-NBC)
    BELFAST, Maine — How does it feel to be a climate scientist in 2023? Let’s set the scene. Hundreds of picnickers are sprawled across a lawn speckled with colorful blankets. Yachts bob in the bay. Guitars blare, children wrestle and dancers twirl across a concert lawn in the golden glow of a dying summer night. Off to the side, Peter Kalmus sits alone. His eyes are closed. His toes are tucked beneath his body. He’s catching an occasional side-eye from onlookers. “When I’m meditating, I don’t feel anxious,” Kalmus later says, explaining that he strives for two hours of meditation...
  • Nolte: Study Blames Flight from Democrat-Run Cities on Climate Change

    12/19/2023 2:25:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Dec 2023 | John Nolte
    Far-left Axios is gushing over a new study that blames climate change for people fleeing Democrat-run cities like the “metro areas of Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Washington, D.C. (specifically, Alexandria, Va.).” “Climate migration is already taking place within American communities, new data finds, as people flee flood-prone areas, and create ‘climate abandonment’ zones,” writes an unquestioning Axios. “The study constitutes the latest warning sign of the effects of climate change,” Axios continues without skepticism. “Population shifts, and a larger reckoning for real estate, are only expected to worsen as global average surface temperatures rise.” But then the premise of the study...
  • Historic climate deal does the ‘bare minimum’ as the world warms, burns and floods

    12/14/2023 2:39:59 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | December 14, 2023 | By Denise Chow and Evan Bush
    If there was ever a year that called for bold global action on climate change, 2023 was it. In what will likely go down as the warmest year on record — one rife with catastrophic floods, scorching heat waves, devastating wildfires and enduring drought — leaders from nearly 200 countries gathered to chart a path forward in the fight against climate change. After more than two weeks of tense negotiations representatives from 198 countries agreed Wednesday to “transition away” from fossil fuels. It was a historic deal but one that once again fell short for many climate activists, who saw...
  • Jewish Hatred Ironically Found in ‘Safe Spaces’

    12/13/2023 5:09:34 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 13 Dec, 2023 | R.W. Trewyn
    How the horrifying atrocities in Israel against Jewish women and children on October 7th could result in an explosion of hatred towards Jews in America makes no sense. It defies all logic, and the initial epicenter of that hate was on “safe space” college campuses. But, then, maybe it’s understandable if you consider the role of “socialist-loving ‘intellectuals’” or, anti-American academics. When assessing the hate that I encountered returning from combat in Vietnam in 1969, that group came out on top as the leading offender. Today, socialist-loving “intellectuals” are the root cause of the hatred against the Jewish people. They’ve...
  • Syracuse ‘Pro-Palestine’ Students Protest Jerry Seinfeld, Who is Jewish, Comedy Show

    12/13/2023 6:23:39 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 24 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 12 Dec 2023 | Mary Chastain
    When they tell you who they are, you better listen. This isn’t about Palestine. It’s about Jews. It’s not about a cease-fire. It’s about destroying Israel. The Syracuse chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, the Syracuse Collective for Palestinian Liberation, the Resilient Indigenous Action Collective, and the Syracuse chapter of the Party for Socialism and Liberation organized the “Shut It Down for Palestine protest in downtown Syracuse, NY. The anti-Israel students targeted comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s show. Seinfeld is Jewish. He signed an open letter expressing support for Israel. From The Daily Orange: Attendees called for an end to U.S....