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  • ‘Operation Snail’: Protesters block Calais roads demanding removal of ‘Jungle’ camp

    09/05/2016 12:09:35 PM PDT · by amorphous · 8 replies
    RT.Com ^ | 5 Sep 2016
    French truckers, farmers, shopkeepers and police are united in a major protest. The port of Calais has been blockaded amid calls for local residents to form a human chain, seeking a definite date for the demolition of the notorious ‘Jungle’ migrant camp.
  • Hooters Sponsorship Of Boy Scout Camp Leads To Difficult Conversation

    07/05/2016 6:45:15 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 68 replies
    Denver CBS Local ^ | July 4, 2016 | Kelly Werthmann
    WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (CBS4) – A Denver mother wants to set the record straight after her son attended a recent Boy Scout camp that she did not know was sponsored by Hooters. “We just felt it was a little strange that they didn’t tell us,” Michelle Kettleborough, mother of a Denver Cub Scout, told CBS4’s Kelly Werthmann. “We haven’t been ‘outraged.'” When Kettleborough picked up her 7-year-old son from a Cub Scout day camp in Wheat Ridge, Hooters girls were the last thing she expected to see. “It’s created kind of a difficult conversation where there probably didn’t even need...
  • 8 arrested as police tear down protest camp in Minneapolis

    12/03/2015 6:00:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 12/03/15 | STEVE KARNOWSKI
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Officers on Thursday cleared away a protest encampment that sprang up in front of a Minneapolis precinct following the fatal police shooting of a black man last month, arresting eight demonstrators and erecting a fence to dissuade others from trying to return. Police ordered around 50 chanting demonstrators to disperse at about 4 a.m. and soon began removing tents and equipment while firefighters extinguished campfires. Dump trucks carried away tents and supplies while crews removed makeshift barricades that had been blocking the street in front of the station and erected a high fence to keep people off...
  • Fire rips through Calais's notorious 'Jungle' migrant camp after Paris massacre...

    11/14/2015 12:12:51 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 11-14-15 | Tom Wyke
    A huge fire broke out shortly after midnight at the refugee camp known as the 'Jungle' in Calais, France. The fire is not thought to be related to the horrific terror events in Paris despite unsubstantiated claims that the fire was started by activists angered by the migrants presence in France. No casualties have been reported from the site, where hundreds of migrants have been living in difficult conditions after making their long and dangerous journey to Europe. Over 2,500 metres of tents and shelters w="ere burnt down in the fierce blaze which was believed to have been caused by...
  • Calais migrant camp 'on fire' as France reels from Paris terror attacks

    11/13/2015 6:10:24 PM PST · by dynachrome · 34 replies
    Mirror ^ | 11-14-15 | MIKEY SMITH
    Fire has reportedly broken out at the 'jungle' refugee camp in the port of Calais in the hours following the terror attacks in Paris. At around 11pm volunteers at the camp began sharing pictures of the blaze on social media. And soon after an anti-migrant group known as 'The Angry of Calais' posted videos of the inferno on Facebook.
  • Thousands of Gazan children graduate Hamas military summer camp [Camp Jihada]

    08/06/2015 11:17:05 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 24 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/6/2015 | Staff
    Thousands of young Palestinians in Gaza concluded a Hamas military summer camp Wednesday to prepare them to "confront any possible Israeli attack." The terrorist organization runs the camps during school vacation. The ceremony also featured displays of home-made rockets by Hamas operatives. Wednesday's military-style graduation ceremony was attended by senior Hamas officials, including Ismail Haniyeh and Mahmoud Zahar. Zahar warned Israel of renewed violence. "Today, our message to the occupier is very clear: We will not accept a blockade," he was quoted by AFP as saying...
  • BREAKING=> SHOTS FIRED at Two Soldiers at Camp Shelby – From Civilian Vehicles!

    08/04/2015 6:15:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/4/15 | Jim Hoft
    Shots were fired today at two soldier at Camp Shelby in Mississippi. The shots were fired from civilian vehicles. Officials are searching for a two-door Ford Ranger with “broken arrow” written across the top. WAPT reported: Soldiers at Camp Shelby reported that shots were fired Tuesday near the training post. The soldiers told their commanders that the shots were fired about 11:45 a.m. along Peret Tower Road, which is not located on the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center property, Lt. Col. Christian Patterson said in a news release. No injuries were reported and the incident was reported to the...
  • Jordan furious over Pentagon leak on secret anti-terror training camp

    02/24/2015 5:47:29 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 23, 2015 | Maggie Ybarra
    The Pentagon let slip that one of its training camps to help fight Islamic State terrorists is in Jordan — information the pro-U.S. kingdom had specifically requested be kept private, and the latest gaffe in a series of sensitive leaks coming out of the Department of Defense. In order to hide its flub, which was first announced to reporters during a briefing last week, the Pentagon has scrubbed its public transcripts of any mention of the training camp. Pentagon officials acknowledged Monday that one of its officers, who was briefing reporters on condition of anonymity last week, likely made the...
  • NBC Local Crew Stumbles Across FEMA Camp in NY – Threatened, Chased by Gov’t Contractors

    11/10/2014 10:12:57 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 11/10/2014 | unknown
    Executive Directive 51 was signed by George W. Bush in 2007, which gives the US Federal gov’t the power to declare impose martial law in the event a ‘national emergency’, giving the White House and Homeland Security (DHS) the ability to detain millions of Americans on US soil under Rex 84 and other military programs previously planned and run as inter-agency exercise drills. A number of bloggers, patriot groups, survivalists and preppers have compiled lists of FEMA Camp locations, but much of the reporting is still isolated and anecdotal.
  • Rochester(Mn) Police Arrest Holiday Robbery Suspect at Makeshift Homeless Camp

    10/04/2014 7:57:36 AM PDT · by Son House · 5 replies ^ | KTTC TV
    Police have arrested a man they believe robbed a Holiday convenience store on Wednesday. Police said Todd Mielke, 40, was arrested Thursday around 3 p.m. at a makeshift homeless camp near the HyVee South supermarket. Capt. John Sherwin said it all started when a man walked into the Holiday convenience store at 1520 2nd St. SW just before 1:15 a.m. and implied that he had a weapon. Sherwin said the man was wearing a camouflage mask and demanded money from a 20-year-old clerk. The masked man fled the Holiday southbound on 14th Avenue Southwest. The vehicle he was driving was...
  • Welcome to Public Relations 101

    08/22/2014 2:40:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies ^ | 8-22-2014 | Mike Adams
    It takes a lot to make me angry. But one thing that will do it every time is the occasional college administrator who hides behind a university spokesperson or public relations firm. Last week, Bryan College made the serious mistake of attempting to contact me through a hired public relations firm. They made the additional error of having their public relations specialist ask me questions about the “substance” (that means accuracy) of my reporting about Bryan. To be as clear as possible, I am the reporter in this situation. That means I am the one asking the questions. After Bryan’s...
  • Neighbor says he saw secret migrant refugee camp near Waco (1000 to 2000 children)

    06/19/2014 4:34:19 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 27 replies
    WFAA ^ | 6/13/2014 | WFAA
    BRUCEVILLE, Texas -- A normally quiet country road in Bruceville, south of Waco, bustled with bus traffic for weeks this spring as between 1,000 and 2,000 children were trucked in from the border. The kids, officially known as unaccompanied alien children, were among thousands swamping the border - without their parents - from Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico.
  • Breaking: FBI Documents Confirm Existence of Texas Islamic Terror Enclave

    02/18/2014 6:55:32 AM PST · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-18-2014 | Jim Hoft
    FBI documents confirm the existence of a Texas Islamic enclave linked to terrorism. Secret footage obtained by The Clarion Project shows female members of the Islamic group receiving paramilitary training in Islamberg. Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 8:37 AM FBI documents confirm the existence of a Texas Islamic enclave linked to terrorism. Secret footage obtained by The Clarion Project shows female members of the Islamic group receiving paramilitary training in Islamberg. The Clarion Project reported: A Clarion Project investigation has discovered a jihadist enclave in Texas where a deadly shooting took place in 2002. Declassified...
  • How they voted: 1 Michigan Republican voted for 'clean' debt ceiling bill (Dave Camp)

    02/12/2014 8:34:11 AM PST · by Darren McCarty · 7 replies
    Mlive ^ | 2-12-2014 | Fritz Klug
    The Republican-controlled U.S. House passed a bill to extend the nation's debt ceiling without any conditions until March 2015. The bill passed 221 to 201 on Tuesday, with only 28 Republicans voting yes and two Democrats voting no. Of those 28 Republicans, one was from Michigan: U.S. Rep Dave Camp, R-Midland. The vote comes after several years of political debate about raising the debt ceiling. Republicans have wanted to cut spending and not raise the amount of money the nation can borrow while Democrats have said it's important for the country's financial standing to continue to fund previously made obligations....
  • Bidens Vacation at Camp David

    10/13/2013 1:52:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 10/13/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    Despite the government shutdown, Vice President Joe Biden is vacationing at Camp David this long weekend. He's joined at the Maryland retreat by his family, including his wife (Jill Biden), children, and grandchildren. The vice president is also there with "essential" government workers, who must work despite the government shutdown. That includes his Secret Service detail, as well as the Secret Service details assigned to the rest of his family, and other support staff. They are protecting the Bidens as they vacation -- but aren't getting paid because of the federal shutdown. The vice president's public schedule simply reads: WEEKEND...
  • Why We Need the Full Faith and Credit Act

    10/03/2013 4:18:47 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 5-9-13 | Jhhn Avlon
    The debt ceiling should really be renamed the default ceiling. This catastrophic game of chicken cost the U.S. our AAA credit rating and $19 billion when it was last employed in the summer of 2011 by House radicals who pretended their intransigence was a stand for fiscal responsibility. Now the default ceiling is looming again, promising yet another showdown between President Obama and House Republicans. But even Speaker John Boehner realizes that the 50 or so radicals on the far right of his own party—the Bachmann, Broun, Gohmert and King crew—are the greatest impediment to responsible self-government right now. That’s...
  • Obama to visit with troops at Camp Pendleton: President to deliver remarks from the base

    08/07/2013 10:54:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    ap ^ | 8/7/13 | staff
    CAMP PENDLETON - President Barack Obama will conclude a two-day West Coast swing Wednesday by visiting troops and their families at Camp Pendleton to thank them for their service to the nation. Obama will arrive at the Marine Corps base in northern San Diego County from the Los Angeles area after fielding online questions from homeowners, renters and prospective buyers in a virtual housing roundtable discussion. Obama began the trip Tuesday in Arizona where he toured a construction company and delivered a speech at a Phoenix high school, calling for sweeping housing reforms,
  • Obama to host Cabinet members for Friday retreat at Camp David (Last time was in 2010)

    07/25/2013 6:36:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/25/13 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    President Barack Obama will host Cabinet members and their families on Friday for a rare retreat at Camp David, a White House official said. Obama uses the facility far less often than many of his predecessors have, only occasionally holding meetings there or heading there for a weekend of rest and relaxation. The president has hosted Cabinet members and their families there just once before, weeks before Democrats' big losses in the 2010 midterm elections.
  • GOP Reps: Senate Immigration Bill Unconstitutional for Raising Revenues

    07/11/2013 4:40:38 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 19 replies
    Breitbart-Big Government ^ | 7-10-2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, tweeted Wednesday evening that the Senate's immigration bill is unconstitutional because it raises revenues and originated in the Senate instead of the House. “Chairman Camp: Senate immigration bill a revenue bill; unconstitutional and cannot be taken up by the House,” the official House and Ways Means Committee Twitter account sent out Wednesday evening. As of this writing, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has not sent the immigration bill that passed the Senate 68-32 to the House of Representatives...
  • Summer Camp: Hamas Teaches Children to Kill and Kidnap Israelis

    06/14/2013 8:56:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Front Lines ^ | 6/14/13 | Candice Lanier
    Vid at link
  • Students will learn anti-Israel tactics at Quaker-subsidized camp

    06/14/2013 8:03:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/14/13 | Alana Goodman
    Anti-Israel college students will trek to a scenic campsite in upstate New York this summer to learn how to launch campus boycotts against the Jewish state at a program subsidized and run by one of America’s largest Quaker faith groups. The American Friends Service Committee “We Divest Campaign Student Leadership Team Summer Training Institute” describes itself as a “five (5) day intensive program for campus [Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions] organizers—those with campaigns already running and those hoping to get one launched in the 2013-2014 school year.”
  • Sales of camp sites nationwide throw Girl Scouts into turmoil

    05/27/2013 9:50:12 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 49 replies ^ | May 27, 2013 | Associated Press
    OWA CITY, Iowa – When it came time to draw up a budget, one of Iowa's regional Girl Scout councils reviewed its programs and made a proposal that would have been unthinkable a generation ago: selling its last four summer camps. Troop leader Joni Kinsey was stunned. For decades, the camps had been cherished places where thousands of young girls spent summer breaks hiking, huddling around campfires and building friendships. Kinsey, whose daughter learns to train horses at camp, immediately started a petition to fight the idea. Other scouting alums and volunteers have taken up the cause, too, packing public...
  • Here’s the 83-year-old WWII internment camp survivor the IRS asked about

    05/20/2013 2:13:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies ^ | 5/20/13 | Rob Nikolewski
    ALBUQUERQUE – The Internal Revenue Service not only wanted a wide variety of information from the Albuquerque Tea Party‘s application for nonprofit status, it also wanted to know what contacts it had with people from other political organizations too. That included an 83-year-old great-grandmother who was once held in a World War II internment camp, New Mexico Watchdog has discovered. “I’ve always paid my taxes and everything,” Marianne Chiffelle told New Mexico Watchdog. “What I do think is, it doesn’t surprise me…because of this government we have at the moment.” According to a review of documents conducted by the online...
  • Obama says he goes skeet shooting ‘all the time’ at Camp David

    01/27/2013 5:18:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 116 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/13 | Meghashyam Mali
    President Obama says he regularly skeet shoots at Camp David and called on gun-control proponents to “do a little more listening” to gun owners in the national debate over firearms. In an interview with The New Republic posted on Sunday Obama said that he and guests “do skeet shooting all the time” at the presidential retreat and said he understood why many rural voters were protective of their gun-ownership rights. “Not the girls, but oftentimes guests of mine go up there. And I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations,”...
  • Purported Plea from Chinese labor camp found in Halloween decorations

    12/28/2012 7:05:25 PM PST · by PanzerKardinal · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 26, 2012 | Greg Norman
    An Oregon woman who found a Chinese laborer's plea for help hidden in a box of Halloween decorations says she thinks the letter, which describes brutal conditions inside a work camp, is authentic. Julie Keith, 42, of Portland, bought a Halloween graveyard kit from Kmart last year and tucked it away in a storage box. When she opened the kit this October, she found the letter tucked in between two Stryofoam headstones. Sir: If you occasionally buy this product, please kindly resend this letter to the World Human Right Organization. Thousands people here who are under the persicution [sic] of...
  • Plea for help from Chinese labor camp worker paid $1.61 per MONTH found stuffed in Oregon woman's

    12/27/2012 9:06:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/27/12 | Helen Pow
    Oregon mother Julie Keith expected to find Styrofoam headstones in the graveyard kit she bought at Kmart for Halloween. What she didn't expect was a desperate plea for help from one of the Chinese laborers forced to make the holiday decorations in brutal conditions. The 42-year-old charity worker from Portland discovered the chilling letter hidden between the two novelty headstones when she opened the kit in October. 'Sir: If you occasionally buy this product, please kindly resend this letter to the World Human Right Organization,' the unsigned note, that was folded into eighths, read. 'Thousands people here who are under...
  • Murphy camp declares victory due to missed deadline

    11/18/2012 9:21:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 110 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 11/18/12 | Christine Stapleton
    Fort Pierce — Update: Campaign officials for Patrick Murphy, Democrat candidate for the congressional district 18 race, are calling their candidate the winner because the St. Lucie Canvassing Board has missed the noon deadline to certify results to the state Division of Elections. Under Florida law, if the deadline passes with final certified results, the unofficial certified results filed last Sunday stand. Those results show Murphy ahead by .58 percent – above the .5 percent spread which would trigger an automatic recount. West officials were not immediately available for comment. ------------------ The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board resumed ballot counting...
  • Speaker adds Paul Ryan to fiscal cliff team

    11/14/2012 2:04:39 PM PST · by Arthurio · 14 replies
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has tapped Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and two other senior Republicans for key roles as he prepares for negotiations on the fiscal cliff with the White House and Democratic leaders. The Speaker is adding Ryan and Reps. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Dave Camp (R-Mich.) to his daily management meetings “in preparation for the fiscal cliff talks,” Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said. Those meetings already include the top four members of the House Republican leadership team. Ryan, the recently defeated GOP vice presidential nominee, is continuing as chairman of the House Budget Committee while Upton leads...
  • A White House that punishes adversaries, pays off friends

    10/05/2012 8:25:58 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 10-4-12 | editorial
    Cronyism: Did the Obama administration stiff a group of non-union workers and pay off a political ally in the 2009 auto bailout? Yes, it did, says the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. When the administration turned General Motors into Government Motors in 2009's M&A of the automaker, it made sure that retirees from Delphi Corp. who were members of the United Auto Workers didn't lose a dime from their pensions. The White House, though, was not as generous with the nonunion retirees from GM's parts supplier. Roughly 22,000 Delphi retirees who were salaried employees and not members...
  • Occupy Charlotte re-opens camp blocks from DNC site

    09/01/2012 5:01:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 9/01/12 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    Occupy Charlotte re-opens camp blocks from DNC siteBy Cleve R. Wootson Jr. The Charlotte Observer Modified: Saturday, Sep. 01, 2012 CHARLOTTE, N.C. Occupy Charlotte protesters reopened their uptown encampment late Friday night at Marshall Park, a site where they expect hundreds to camp, demonstrate and sleep during the Democratic National Convention. **SNIP** “There’s been some conversation with the city,” said Scottie Wingfield, an organizer with Occupy Charlotte. “We said we wanted to be in a public space. This is traditionally a park where people have met to protest.”
  • Obama camp acknowledges knowing man's story (Updated)

    08/09/2012 4:17:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 8//9/12 | Byron Tau
    Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki acknowledged Thursday that the campaign was no longer pleading ignorance about the story of a man who has appeared in both a super PAC ad and a campaign ad. "No one is denying he was in one of our campaign ads. He was on a conference call telling his story," Psaki told reporters on Air Force One. Missouri steelworker Joe Soptic starred in an Obama campaign ad and participated in a conference call with the campaign in May, as POLITICO reported Wednesday.
  • Bain Backfire: Obama Camp in 'Full Damage Control Mode'

    05/21/2012 5:08:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/21/12 | John Nolte
    [Bain Capital] is not a distraction, this is what this campaign is gonna be about. Meanwhile, back at campaign headquarters, Team Obama is in full meltdown mode after Newark Mayor Cory Booker went off script, undermining and mocking "what this campaign is going to be about." ABC News: The Obama campaign is in full damage-control mode one day after Newark Mayor Cory Booker publicly derided Democrats’ assault on presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney over his record at Bain Capital. Chief Obama strategist David Axelrod today publicly rebuked Booker, a popular and high-profile surrogate for the campaign, saying he was “just...
  • Graphic video of teen being restrained, shocked played in court(Torture Video)

    04/11/2012 2:56:25 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 18 replies
    Fox News Boston ^ | 4/10/2012 | Fox News Boston
    DEDHAM (FOX 25 / - Video of a student restrained and shocked for hours at the Judge Rotenberg Center was played in court on Tuesday after a years-long battle by the center to keep it from the public eye. The video, which shows former resident Andre McCollins screaming, writhing in pain, and begging for help, was played at the start of McCollins’ trial against the Canton-based Judge Rotenberg Center.
  • If Egypt 'reviews' Camp David, the 'land for peace' paradigm will be over

    03/01/2012 11:20:37 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies · 2+ views
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/1/12 | Carl in Jerusalem
    There is only one working example of the 'land for peace' paradigm, and that's Israel's treaty with Egypt. Evelyn Gordon writes that if the Camp David treaty is 'reviewed' (or worse), Israel will never take the risk again. Territorial handovers to the Palestinians under the Oslo Accords in the 1990s, for instance, produced not peace, but a massive increase in terror. In the first two and a half years after Oslo was signed in1993, Palestinians killed more Israelis than in the entire preceding decade, while the first four years of the second intifada (2000-2004) produced more terror-related casualties than the...
  • Newt Camp

    12/16/2011 10:45:20 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/16/2011 | Brian Bolduc
    The foot soldiers of ’94 speak.Newt Gingrich became chairman of the political-action committee GOPAC in 1986, the year that its founder, Gov. Pete du Pont (R., Del.), resigned to seek the party’s presidential nomination. Its mission was to incubate Republicans in local offices and state legislatures so that they could later run for higher office. Determined to win a majority in the House of Representatives, Gingrich accepted the charge with gusto, and du Pont eagerly awaited the results. “[He] was much better and [more] creative with GOPAC than I was,” du Pont recently told William Corkery, a college student who...
  • The Values of Occupy Eugene are Worth Cost of the Camp (Barf Alert)

    12/13/2011 12:06:58 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 4 replies
    Eugene Register Guard ^ | 12/12/11 | Shelley Jensen
    Some claim that the price is too high to continue to support the occupation of Washington-Jefferson Park in Eugene — yet 70 percent of that $100,000 cost to the city of Eugene was for police overtime at marches and rallies. That cost will not be reduced if the city fails to renew the Occupy Eugene permit to stay overnight. More to the point, what is the price of freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, and the right to petition for redress of grievances? Dark forces of destruction attack not just our middle class jobs, but also the survival prospects of...
  • New York police demolish anti-Wall Street camp

    11/15/2011 12:17:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/15/11 | Sebastian Smith and Mariano Andrade - AFP
    Protesters in New York faced off with police Tuesday after being kicked out of their tent camp in lower Manhattan in a huge operation that threw the two-month old Occupy Wall Street movement into crisis. All morning, several hundred protesters played cat and mouse with the authorities as they searched for a way to reestablish themselves in the wake of the nighttime raid. About two dozen people were arrested when one group of activists tried to occupy a small park apparently owned by a church. The crowd marched through the Financial District and eventually turned back to Zuccotti Park, their...
  • 'Supercommittee’ members get plenty of funds from lobbyists

    08/22/2011 7:33:44 AM PDT · by CharlyFord · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Aug 21, 2011 | Luke Rosiak
    When congressional leaders earlier this month named six lawmakers from each party to a debt reduction “supercommittee,” investing unprecedented power in a tiny cadre to slash funding, they set off a wild scramble among special interest groups to gain access and protect their interests. Yet many groups with the most at stake didn’t have to change their plans. Some members of the supercommittee received more campaign contributions in July from political action committees controlled by corporations, unions and other lawmakers than anyone else in Congress, disclosures filed this weekend show. Rep. Dave Camp, Michigan Republican who chairs the tax-writing House...
  • Wall Street Is Biggest Donor to Deficit Panel Members

    08/17/2011 7:27:26 PM PDT · by Fred · 10 replies
    Who's been cozying up to the members of the new Congressional super committee? With the committee set to decide on a whopping $1.5 trillion in federal deficit reduction this fall, lobbyists and corporations are trying to figure out which industries are best connected to the 12 members of the new panel. You can bet that those connections will be pressed to the limit in coming months as companies and sectors scramble to ensure that federal spending they like and tax breaks they depend on aren't slated for elimination. As it looks at the new committee members, Wall Street may like...
  • CAPTION the rookie Hussein at summer camp

    08/16/2011 4:33:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
  • FACTBOX-Top campaign donors to U.S. super committee members

    08/11/2011 10:52:27 PM PDT · by Fred · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 081111 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Here is a look at some of the top donors to election campaigns for the 12 members of the U.S. Congress named to a deficit-fighting "super committee." Known as the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, the panel is expected to be the most heavily lobbied body in Washington ahead of its Nov. 23 deadline for making recommendations on $1.5 trillion in additional budget savings. Unless specified, donations below combine members' campaign committees and leadership PACs (political action committees). Data is from SENATE DEMOCRATS Patty Murray of Washington state * Software giant Microsoft Corp...
  • Special interests gave millions to budget panel

    08/11/2011 2:29:18 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 8/11/11 | JACK GILLUM, Associated Press
    The 12 lawmakers appointed to a new congressional supercommittee charged with tackling the nation's fiscal problems have received millions in contributions from special interests with a direct stake in potential cuts to federal programs, an Associated Press review of federal campaign data has found. The newly appointed members — six Democrats and six Republicans — have received more than $3 million total during the past five years in donations from political committees with ties to defense contractors, health care providers and labor unions. That money went to their re-election campaigns, according to AP's review. Supporters say the lawmakers were picked...
  • Key Republican on New Deficit Panel, Rep. Dave Camp, Won't Rule Out Tax Increases

    08/11/2011 10:14:35 AM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 101 replies
    CNBC.COM ^ | 8/11/2011
    Key Republican on New Deficit Panel, Rep. Dave Camp, Won't Rule Out Tax Increases breaking headline
  • Authorities seize $800M worth of pot in Northern California (Operation Full Court Press)

    08/10/2011 9:49:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Mercury news ^ | 8/10/11 | AP
    UKIAH -- An estimated $800 million worth of marijuana has been seized following a massive raid on illegal grows on public lands deep in Northern California's pot country, authorities said Tuesday. ... Several Mexican-based drug trafficking organizations were behind the illegal grows, Department of Justice spokeswoman Michelle Gregory said. In previous years, officials have blamed Mexican drug cartels for some of the state's largest growing operations, but Gregory stopped short of making that claim.
  • Speaker Boehner Announces Appointments to Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction

    08/10/2011 8:50:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 214 replies
    Speaker Boehner Announces Appointments to Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction Washington (Aug 10) House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today announced his intent to appoint the following three lawmakers to represent House Republicans on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction: House Republican Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) House Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) Speaker Boehner has tapped Chairman Hensarling to serve as a co-chair of the joint select committee. Boehner issued the following statement regarding the appointments of Chairmen Hensarling, Camp, and Upton: “Our debt and deficits...
  • Summer Camp? Antisemitic Indoctrination Training Center

    07/31/2011 2:26:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 7/30/11 | Pamela Geller
    "Some of my friends tried to stop him by talking to him. Many people thought that it was a test ... comparing it to how it is to live in Gaza." Eyewitness statement the day of the shooting. (ABC News) The day of the Norway shooting, I was blindsided by one of the survivor's statements to the press immediately after the shooting (see above). It was so outside the box, I thought it was the kneejerk response of an anti-semite in shock. I didn't blog on it because I thought it anecdotal, badly anecdotal. But the more that is revealed...
  • Beck: Norway camp smacks of 'Hitler Youth'

    07/26/2011 6:06:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 72 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/26/11
    Beck: Norway camp smacks of 'Hitler Youth'By the CNN Wire Staff July 26, 2011 3:28 a.m. EDT (CNN) -- In the wake of last week's massacre in Norway, U.S. conservative commentator Glenn Beck on Monday compared the summer camp where most of the 76 victims died to the Hitler Youth organization of Nazi Germany. Beck, on his radio show, declared the killings "the work of a madman" and called the suspect "as bad as Osama bin Laden." But before launching into that condemnation, he questioned what the victims were doing at a summer camp run by Norway's ruling Labour Party....
  • Jew-hate exposed on socialist youth camp on eve of massacre (Norway)

    07/24/2011 7:23:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 117 replies
    Jew-hate exposed on socialist youth camp on eve of massacre - We are tired of Israel. This was the message from AUF leader Eskil Pedersen the very day before the massacre took place in Utøya in Norway. 85 of the Labor youth camp was massacred by a Norwegian Freemason templar. The day before the massacre, AUF leader Pedersen invited the Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre to the camp. Støre in the very minister in Norway who recognized The Hamas, and held secret talk with the leadership in the Islamic terrorist organization. This is what Pedersen is recorded saying to...
  • Eyewitness: 20-25 Bodies at Youth Camp (Photos inside)

    07/22/2011 12:06:27 PM PDT · by Smogger · 344 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | 7/22/2011 | AP
    An eyewitness tells Norwegian broadcaster NRK that he saw 20 to 25 bodies at the youth camp where a gunman dressed in a police uniform opened fire. Andre Scheie says he saw bodies on the shore of the Utoya island where the youth wing of the Labor Party was holding a summer camp for hundreds of youths. Scheie said Friday: "There are very many dead by the shore ... there are about 20-25 dead." He also said he saw dead people in the water.
  • Obama Seeking Emergency Camp David Meeting, Boehner Just Says No

    07/14/2011 10:00:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 107 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7/14/11 | Tyler Durden
    In the most dramatic example of someone give the teleprompter the finger on the debt target (f/k/a debt ceiling, in the pre Federal Reserve days), after earlier it was announced that Obama, so willing to continue the charade, was pushing for a Camp David meeting where the debt ceiling issue would be resolved, bunch-of-fat-old-men-locked-up-in-a-room-nobody-leaving-until-solution-is-reached style, Reuters reports that Boehner has politely refused this latest farcical denouement, and told the White House "that he sees no need to move the negotiations on debt and deficits to Camp David." In other news, it is now 7 days and counting until July 22....