Keyword: freeloaders

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  • President Obama, Send Your Deadbeat Supporters to Wash My Car (Excellent Article)

    01/26/2015 4:26:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    My car needs washing, and frankly I’d prefer that the losers who think Obama’s “free” community college idea is super awesome get off their lazy hindquarters and wash it for me for free. Sure, I could pay for it myself, but then I’d have to forgo things I’d rather have. It’s cruel and inhuman and, I’m guessing, both racist and phallocentric, to force me to prioritize how I spend my money. So, Mr. President, I need you to direct your minions toward my reserved parking space because, in the words of noted jurist and personal hero Judge Elihu Smails, I...
  • Why single payer died in Vermont (too many freeloaders)

    12/21/2014 5:32:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/20/14 | Sarah Wheaton
    **SNIP** “It is not the right time for Vermont” to pass a single-payer system, Shumlin acknowledged in a public statement ending his signature initiative. He concluded the 11.5 percent payroll assessments on businesses and sliding premiums up to 9.5 percent of individuals’ income “might hurt our economy.” Vermont’s outcome is a “small speed bump,” said New York Assembly member Richard Gottfried, who’s been pushing single-payer bills for more than 20 years. But opponents says it’s the end of the road. “If cobalt blue Vermont couldn’t find a way to make single-payer happen, then it’s very unlikely that any other state...
  • Police shooting protests continue in St. Louis (Tef Poe finally arrives)

    10/12/2014 4:29:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/12/14 | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER
    **SNIP** On Monday, a "direct action" led by local and visiting clergy members is planned for Ferguson and other spots in and around St. Louis. Protest leaders don't plan to release details until shortly ahead of time to avoid tipping off law enforcement. Leaders are taking their cues from the Moral Monday demonstrations that began last year in North Carolina before spreading to several other Southern states. "We still are knee deep in this situation," said Kareem Jackson, a St. Louis rap artist and community organizer whose stage name is Tef Poe. "We have not packed up our bags, we...
  • Somali Group Pushes For Non-Pork Food Shelf (MN)

    09/15/2014 6:00:44 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 95 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 9/15/14 | Reg Chapman
    Food shelves can be a life line for people dealing with poverty and hunger. But many in the Somali-American community say finding a food shelf that caters to their religious dietary restrictions is almost impossible. “Some food shelves are trying to meet the need, but some of them already got canned beans that have already been mixed with pork — and there is a literacy issue here,” said community activist Fartun Weli. A group of first-generation Somali Americans says they need help in developing a food shelf that specializes in healthy foods that do not contain pork or pork byproducts....
  • Bridenstine Says Tour of Fort Sill "Eye-Opening"

    07/14/2014 11:57:08 AM PDT · by gwjack · 14 replies
    KTUL.com ^ | July 14, 2014 | Zak Patterson, Web Editor
    Congressman Jim Bridenstine stopped by KTUL Saturday evening to weigh in on the conditions at Fort Sill following his recent tour of the facility. He said his tour was "eye-opening" and that the tour confirmed concerns he had regarding how children are getting to the facility and the abuses they incur while being trafficking there. Today, State Representative Mike Ritze said he believes the immigrants at Fort Sill should be quarantined to prevent contagious diseases from spreading to Oklahomans. “More than 1,100 unaccompanied minors who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally are currently being housed at Fort Sill,” said Ritze, R-Broken...
  • Majority Of Delinquent Detroit Water Customers In Culture Of: ‘You’re Not Making Me Pay’

    06/30/2014 7:36:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    WWJ-AM Newsradio 950 ^ | June 26, 2014 | Marie Osborne
    Several people protested outside the Detroit Water And Sewerage Department building Thursday, saying customers are having service cut off at an alarming rate and the practice is inhumane. Organizer David Bullock with the Change Agent Consortium says the water department is going after customers that may be as little as $150 delinquent and says the department ignores large corporations which are behind. “People always want to attack the poor … why are we attacking poor people?” he asked. But when asked which large companies are behind in their payments, Bullock would only say that WWJ should research the issue. “I...
  • Detroit activists call for UN help as city shuts off water for thousands

    06/22/2014 6:32:43 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 75 replies
    AlJezeera ^ | June 22, 2014 12:51PM ET | by Peter Moskowitz @ptrmsk
    Detroit has too much of some things – stray dogs, abandoned houses – and not enough of others, such as residents who pay their water bills. The latest sign of Detroit’s decline came from the city’s water department, when it said in March it would begin shutting off water for up to 3,000 homes and businesses a week in an attempt to stop the utility from sliding even further into debt. The announcement sparked outrage among activists groups, who say the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) is going after the city’s most vulnerable citizens to shore up its bottom...
  • Hareidim Protest Yeshiva Funding Freeze: ‘We’re Ready for War’ (Israel)

    02/06/2014 8:37:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 2/6/2014, 5:19 PM | Ari Yashar
    Thousands of hareidim protested Thursday at the entrance to Jerusalem and in Bnei Brak over the sudden freezing of funding for all yeshivas, which was ordered retroactively by Finance Minister Yair Lapid on Wednesday. […] Hareidi MKs have responded with fury to the ruling and freeze; MK Moshe Gafni (United Torah Judaism) accused the High Court Wednesday of “declaring war” on the hareidim, while MK Nissim Ze’ev (Shas) decried the “ongoing campaign of persecution. The government is attacking everything connected to religion or to the Torah world.” …
  • [Russian] Governor Tooleyev proposes anti-parasitism law

    11/20/2013 7:52:43 AM PST · by Freelance Warrior · 10 replies
    RIA (in Russian) ^ | 11.20.2013
    This Wednesday the governor of Kuzbass Mr. Aman Tooleyev urged the State Duma’s lawmakers attending the meeting of the provincial parliament to pass a bill against freeloaders and “professional unemployed” who number 4.4 thousand people in the province. “This is dangerous from the both economic and moral point of view. A stratum of “professionals” who don’t work, don’t want to work, won’t work has emerged. There are 4.4 thousand of such ‘professional unemployed’ in Kuzbass’, said Tooleyev. The governor added that there are 22 thousand of unemployed while the local labour registry offices offer 30 thousand jobs. “They [the professional...
  • This is what we're up against...

    10/24/2013 8:36:10 PM PDT · by erikm88 · 64 replies
    FB | 10/24/2013 | No one
    Alright FReepers, this is what we're up against... FIRE AWAY! Disclaimer: I don't know this person. But she does have a FB page.
  • How Obamacare Will Shrink the Labor Supply (freeloaders jazzed)

    10/14/2013 2:38:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/14/13 | Veronique de Rugy
    Under the Affordable Care Act, someone making less than 138 percent of the poverty line qualifies for Medicaid, and someone between 138 and 400 percent of the poverty line is qualified to receive a federal tax subsidy for health insurance bought on a government exchange. But here is the problem: premiums will rise for millions of Americans because of requirements that policies provide certain benefits that they didn’t offer before. This means plenty of people will now have a pricier plan, and no way to defray the cost. My colleague Chuck Blahous sends me this piece from SFGate that gives...
  • Dr. Drew Pinsky: Obama Voters Don't Want Free Health Care If They Have to Pay for It

    10/02/2013 1:42:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 10/02/13 | The Maha
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Dr. Drew Pinsky was on Anderson Cooper 222 last night. Anderson Cooper said to Drew Pinsky, "I don't know all the details of what exactly is covered. It's an incredibly confusing thing. I spent all day reading about it." This is about Obamacare. Drew Pinsky talked about the people he treats and deals with and what they think about it. PINSKY: There's a really another interesting layer to this that people aren't talking about. Today, I often spend a lot of my time finding resources for people who don't have insurance. So today I had three calls....
  • Wall Street CEOs (1 percenters) meet with Obama, warn of harm from debt-limit battle

    10/02/2013 1:58:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/02/13 | Jim Puzzanghera
    WASHINGTON -- Top Wall Street chief executives met with President Obama on Wednesday and warned of severe economic consequences if the standoff over the federal budget and debt limit is not ended soon. Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein said the bankers were not taking sides in the partisan fight that triggered the continuing partial government shutdown, noting they met with Republican leaders on Capitol Hill as well. But speaking to reporters outside the White House, Blankfein backed Obama's position that Republicans should not be withholding an increase in the nation's $16.7 trillion debt limit as part of negotiations over...
  • NAACP To Take Moral Mondays To Charlotte (Freeloaders release moocher soundtrack)

    08/11/2013 12:49:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Digtriad ^ | 8/09/13
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The NAACP announced Friday they plan to take Moral Mondays to Charlotte. An event is scheduled for August 19 at 5 p.m. in Marshall Park at 800 E. Third St. The NAACP said there will also be protests in Dare County and Manteo on the same day. **SNIP** The 'Moral Monday' protests began in April in Raleigh. Protestors demonstrated against the policies of the Republican-controlled legislature. Hundreds of people have been arrested since its start.
  • 'Moral Monday' protesters take demonstrations on the road (freeloader traveling circus)

    08/06/2013 3:29:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    WYFF4 ^ | 8/05/13 | Liz Lohuis
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. —A huge crowd of protesters gathered in downtown Asheville Monday night. After 13 weeks rallying against the Republican-majority legislature in the North Carolina State Capitol, protesters are taking their Moral Monday Demonstration on the road. The Roger McGuire Green was packed Monday. Many had signs and most were chanting. The group said lawmakers are rolling back progress in education and social equality, rather than moving forward. The North Carolina General Assembly has finished for the year, meaning Moral Monday can begin its tour throughout the state. **SNIP** “They claim they are Christians but they are not Christ-like because...
  • Liberal groups to counter anti-Obama healthcare efforts in August (freeloaders unite)

    08/03/2013 8:17:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/01/13 | Maeve Reston
    With tea party Republicans threatening to shut down the government in an effort to roll back President Obama's healthcare law, several progressive groups are teaming up in a new effort to convince skeptical voters of the benefits of the new law. During the August recess, Americans United for Change and Protect Your Care plan to counter efforts by Republicans to disparage the law. The groups will stage protests at GOP events, organize their own town halls to publicize its perks, and provide “air cover” to the law’s defenders. Republicans “have overplayed their hand and that gives us the opportunity to...
  • Oakland Agrees to Pay $1.17 to Settle Occupy Suit

    07/07/2013 12:09:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/03/13
    The Oakland City Council has agreed to pay more than $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by a dozen Occupy Oakland protesters who said they were the victims of excessive force during clashes with police in 2011. **SNIP** Plaintiffs Suzi Spangenberg and Sukay Sow say they were injured by flash-bang grenades thrown by officers. Spangenberg will get $500,000. Sow says she suffered a second-degree chemical burn on her foot during the clash at a City Hall camp and will get $210,000.
  • Be alert to growing 'occupation' culture (freeloaders and deadbeats hit Hong Kong?)

    04/21/2013 3:56:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies
    China Daily ^ | 4/20/13 | Ho Hon-Kuen
    **SNIP** With only slightly over a thousand students, the entire playground of a school will be fully packed during the morning assembly. How can cramped Central, with its numerous high-rise buildings but limited open areas, provide enough room for the "peaceful and harmonious" occupation intended for tens of thousands of protestors? In such a circumstance, the "Occupy" movement may easily turn out to be chaos, with fierce clashes or even violence. If the movement with tens of thousands of protestors is successfully carried out, they might be arrested for their illegal act, resulting in social disorder and serious repercussions. Advocates...
  • Family Lives Without Money—By Choice—and Thrives

    02/21/2013 4:51:03 PM PST · by bgill · 13 replies
    yahoo shine ^ | Feb. 21, 2013 | Beth Greenfield
    A Berlin family of three has been living on practically nothing but love and the goodwill of others for more than two years and counting—not as a victims of the rough economy, but as activists who are on a money strike to protest what they call our “excess-consumption society.” ... Though Fellmer uses no money, he said Palmer does use a little, mainly in the form of child support she receives from the government, which is granted to all children.
  • 'Idle No More' Activist Busted for Molotov Threat at Wisconsin Capitol

    01/17/2013 7:37:10 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | by Brandon Darby 16 Jan 20 | by Brandon Darby
    A Wisconsin activist was arrested Tuesday at the state Capitol building just hours before Governor Scott Walker was to deliver his State of the State Address to Wisconsin lawmakers. The man, Kvon R. Smith, had reportedly used Facebook to threaten to do harm at the Capitol. Law enforcement was ready for him and arrested him as he attempted to enter the building. Smith then reportedly claimed to have a Molotov cocktail in his backpack. Police evacuated portions of the capitol building and a bomb squad reportedly arrived and handled the backpack. Police did not say whether or not the backpack...
  • Vanity: Lincoln Was Wrong

    11/07/2012 3:04:27 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 13 replies
    Exclusive to FR | Wednesday, November 7, 2012 | cc
    2008 - "You can fool all the people some of the time ..." 2010 - "...and you can fool all of the people some of the time..." But in 2012, Obama and Big Leftist Media managed to fool all of the people all the time! Now it's official, the freeloaders have taken over the country.
  • Obama campaign touts welfare's positive impact (One of Hussein's 'accomplishments')

    11/02/2012 1:57:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/01/12 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    Obama campaign touts welfare's positive impactBy JOSH GERSTEIN | 11/1/12 4:48 PM EDT For two decades, Democrats running for the White House have observed a basic rule: when discussing welfare, do so only in the context of "welfare reform." That's why it was so striking to see President Barack Obama's campaign depart from that tradition and use the W-word Wednesday without any reference to reining in or overhauling such programs. In fact, the Obama camp seemed to be boasting about welfare's success in buffeting the impact of the country's recent economic downturn. In a list of 29 of Obama's accomplishments,...
  • Still Occupying: Looking back on a year of pepper spray, parks, (rape tents,) even some petitions

    10/13/2012 3:45:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Red Lands Daily ^ | 10/13/12 | Phill Courtney
    Still Occupying: Looking back on a year of pepper spray, parks, even some petitionsBy Phill Courtney Posted: 10/13/2012 12:13:43 PM PDT One year later, the reviews are decidedly mixed. Some say the Occupy movement failed because there's been no fundamental, nor even a discernible change in how our country's run because they didn't have a plan, while others argue that Occupy succeeded and is still succeeding because it gave a voice to those who are too often voiceless. But perhaps the truth, as if often does, lies somewhere in between. **SNIP** One of Occupy's most important messages is that it...
  • Protesters to Romney supporters: 'How's it feel to back the loser?'

    09/28/2012 10:48:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Current TV ^ | September 28, 2012 | Jo Piazza
    Protesters mocked attendees at a fundraiser for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Friday morning at the swanky Union League in Philadelphia. The fundraiser was expected to raise more than $3.5 million for the candidate. As buttoned-up Romney supporters left the breakfast, protesters (who gathered prior to 8 a.m. with bagels, coffee and cheesesteaks) harangued them for wasting their money on a candidate that the polls say is losing. "How's it feel to back a loser?" one protestor yelled. The group, holding signs that said "Mitt 'Rob Me'" and "Lyin' Ryan," chanted: "Save your money, Obama's gonna win!" One Romney...
  • Voters Say Free Stuff Better than Freedom

    09/28/2012 9:55:45 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 33 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 Sep 2012 | John Semmens
    Despite polling data indicating that over 60% of those surveyed see GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's concern about Americans becoming too dependent on government as valid, most still say they will vote to reelect Obama. “As a general proposition, it might be a bad thing for people to become too dependent on the government,” said one poll respondent. “But this whole freedom thing is kind of abstract compared to actually getting stuff for free. I mean, take the 10 million free phones the government has given out. A phone is something I can hold in my hand. I can use...
  • Report: Ahmadinejad to Meet with Occupy Wall Street

    09/24/2012 10:47:15 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 28 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 9/24/12 | Daniel Halper
    A report today in an official outlet of the Iranian regime claims that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, will meet with members of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Ahmadinejad is currently in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly, where these reported meetings will take place. "Ahmadinejad is also set to meet American university students, artists, intellectuals and elites, including Occupy Wall Street anti-capitalist protestors, despite the ongoing efforts made by the pro-Zionist lobbies to prevent direct link between American people and the Iranian president," the Iranian organ Fars News reports. Earlier this year American professors gathered...
  • 'Occupy Unmasked' Trumps MSM, Scores Big in Limited Release (Freeloader violence on film)

    09/23/2012 5:12:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/23/12
    'Occupy Unmasked' Trumps MSM, Scores Big in Limited Releaseby Breitbart News 23 Sep 2012, 12:58 PM PDT The mainstream media did all it could to white wash the violence swirling around the Occupy Wall Street movement as well as its anti-capitalist support system. Enter "Occupy Unmasked," the new documentary which did the work most journalists refused to do. And the people were clearly eager to hear the truth behind the movement. The film earned an impressive per-screen average of $11,000 on four screens over the weekend, the third highest average of any film in release, and those numbers could rise...
  • Local charities benefit from 8,000 pounds of food leftover from DNC’s canceled stadium event

    09/07/2012 6:33:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 9/07/12 | Mark Price
    Local charities benefit from 8,000 pounds of food leftover from DNC’s canceled stadium eventMoving president’s stadium speech meant tons of leftover food for needy By Mark Price The Charlotte Observer Posted: Friday, Sep. 07, 2012 **SNIP** On the menu: thousands of pounds of pecan-fried chicken, baked orzo, fresh crudités, three-bean bake, fresh-cut fruit and something called short rib cobbler. And that’s only a partial list. **SNIP** Sixty-five thousand people holding stadium credentials were told they could no longer attend and the Panthers were left with nearly 8,000 pounds of unneeded food. Panthers spokesman Riley Fields said the more traditional vendor...
  • Monday night protest blocks uptown streets (Occupy freeloaders surrounded by police)

    09/04/2012 2:29:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 9/04/12 | Meghan Cooke, Caroline McMillan, Ely Portillo
    Monday night protest blocks uptown streetsBy Meghan Cooke, Caroline McMillan and Ely Portillo The Charlotte Observer Posted: Tuesday, Sep. 04, 2012 **SNIP** A large force of bicycle-riding officers quickly surrounded the protesters, keeping them on the streets but preventing them from walking down some residential roads on the northeast side of uptown. More officers carrying batons and zip-tie handcuffs also walked with the march. **SNIP** “This is what a police state looks like!” they yelled. “Police everywhere, justice nowhere!” At times they broke into obscenities: “---- the police!”
  • Christians pray for Charlotte in light of upcoming DNC

    08/18/2012 6:04:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 8/18/12 | Brittany Penland
    Christians pray for Charlotte in light of upcoming DNCChristian group gathers in Marshall Park, urges citywide show of faith By Brittany Penland The Charlotte Observer Posted: Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 Hundreds gathered in Marshall Park in uptown Charlotte Saturday morning to pray for the city in light of the upcoming Democratic National Convention. The Rev. Robbin Black, an associate pastor of Abundant Life Church International, on West 32nd Street in Charlotte, said she organized the citywide prayer to help protect Charlotte as people from around the world attend the convention. “In a couple of weeks, the world’s eyes will be...
  • Protesters make their DNC plans (Freeloaders to occupy Frazier Park @ RAT convention in Charlotte)

    08/06/2012 2:19:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 8/04/12 | Ely Portillo, Lindsay Ruebens
    Protesters make their DNC plansBy Ely Portillo and Lindsay Ruebens The Charlotte Observer Posted: Saturday, Aug. 04, 2012 **SNIP** “The sitting president is here,” said Matt Hickson, of the Coalition to March on Wall Street South, sponsor of the kickoff protest. “People who have been foreclosed on by Bank of America will be here. Students who have student loan debt from Wells Fargo...people whose communities are being mined by Duke Energy, who have seen their rates go up double digits, will be here.” **SNIP** Police also worry about “black bloc,” or anarchist protesters who appear at large protests and don...
  • Obama: FreeLoaders Can FreeLoad - Another Tax Increase on You and Me: Every Entitlement is a Tax

    07/14/2012 6:53:14 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 10 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-14-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    The wail across the vast, reasonable U.S. citizenry has been dismay and outrage that Barack Obama undid then-President Bill Clinton's Welfare Reform, which was worked-out with Congress and voted upon and passed by both Chambers of Congress. With a few words, maybe written, but with no name other than a "policy directive," freeloaders may continue to freeload, living on your money and mine, with no need to provide for themselves - no need to show up at employment agencies, no need to find temporary work - no need to do anything but whip out the EBT card and cash the...
  • Occupy L.A.'s chalk protests prompt melee, free-speech debate (rubber bullets shot @ freeloaders)

    07/14/2012 10:58:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/14/12
    Occupy L.A.'s chalk protests prompt melee, free-speech debateJuly 14, 2012 | 7:34 am The melee that occurred in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday night over a chalk protest by Occupy L.A. and homeless-rights advocates has raised questions over freedom of speech. A small group of activists gathered at the corner of 5th and Spring streets during the heart of downtown's popular monthly ArtWalk, handing out chalk to passersby and using the sidewalks as their canvas for more anti-gentrification and some anti-police slogans. For reasons that are not entirely clear, clashes began between some activists and LAPD officers, resulting in a...
  • Line Forms Outside SCOTUS for Obamacare Decision (The DEATH of Commiecare™ tomorrow! Whoo hoo!)

    06/27/2012 5:47:02 PM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/27/12 | Serena Marshall
    Line Forms Outside SCOTUS for Obamacare DecisionBy Serena Marshall | ABC OTUS News – 2 hrs 43 mins ago With only 18 hours remaining until the Supreme Court rules on one of the most controversial issues facing the Justices-Obamacare-a small line has already formed outside the court. The line may only currently be four people long, but as time gains on the decision the line is expected to grow. During the healthcare debates the line to gain access began Friday before the Monday start of the three-day event. **SNIP** Brennaman, who a former nurse who teaches nursing, says she sat...
  • Liberals shed frustration, gear up for election fight (Hussein a bit too slow for real freeloaders)

    06/09/2012 5:53:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/08/12 | John Whitesides
    Liberals shed frustration, gear up for election fightBy John Whitesides | Reuters – Fri, Jun 8, 2012 PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (Reuters) - After a gut punch in Wisconsin and frequent bouts of disappointment with President Barack Obama, liberal activists could be excused for a lack of enthusiasm about November's U.S. election. But many of those attending Netroots Nation, a three-day gathering of grassroots progressives in Rhode Island, said the stark choices in the looming battle for control of the White House and Congress were all the motivation they need. While liberals have frequently criticized Democrat Obama for being too quick...
  • Groups to hold pre-Democratic convention protest (freeloader warm-up)

    05/30/2012 4:10:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/30/12
    Groups to hold pre-Democratic convention protestAssociated Press – 7 hrs ago CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte has given permission to a coalition to hold a major protest the weekend before the Democratic National Convention. The long-awaited permits are being issued after the Coalition to March on Wall Street South collected petitions with more than 1,000 names demanding that the North Carolina city approve the Sept. 2 protest. The petitions were handed to city leaders this week.
  • Occupy Wall Street sues NYC over confiscated books (titles, rape tents not mentioned)

    05/24/2012 7:24:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/24/12 | Joseph Ax
    Occupy Wall Street sues NYC over confiscated booksBy Joseph Ax | Reuters – 9 hrs ago NEW YORK (Reuters) - Occupy Wall Street filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against New York City, claiming authorities destroyed $47,000 worth of books, computers and other equipment confiscated from the protesters' encampment in lower Manhattan last fall. **SNIP** As part of the sweep, Occupy claims, police officers seized more than 3,000 books from the "People's Library." While some of the books were eventually returned, many were in unusable condition, while the rest were apparently destroyed, according to Occupy's lawyer, Norman Siegel.
  • The ABCs of Social Justice (Occupy Wall Street, anyone?)

    05/13/2012 9:43:54 AM PDT · by pabianice · 8 replies
    "...the social thought and political economy program (STPEC)... with its emphasis on theory and practice and ethnic, gender, and race studies, is unique in the country... it has 150 majors and approximately 1,000 alumni. Core courses and electives are designed to prepare students to be change agents..."
  • May Day Eve Quickly Turns Ugly In San Francisco (Freeloaders smash car windows & store fronts)

    05/01/2012 2:39:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/01/12
    May Day Eve Quickly Turns Ugly In San FranciscoA day that is expected to be filled with anti-establishment protests all around the globe began early last night with a roving band of "anarchists" smashing car windows and store fronts in San Francisco's Mission District. The mini-riot (which was technically on April 30, but still) may have started as a "ruckus street party" organized by Occupy Oakland protesters who invaded their sister city ... The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News - 24 minutes ago
  • Protesters at US party conventions could be armed (Freeloaders with guns?)

    04/27/2012 2:56:21 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/27/12 | MITCH WEISS, TAMARA LUSH
    Protesters at US party conventions could be armedBy MITCH WEISS and TAMARA LUSH | Associated Press – 44 mins ago TAMPA, Florida (AP) — The thousands of protesters expected at the Democratic and Republican national conventions can come armed with a lot more than signs and slogans: State law in Florida and North Carolina allows concealed weapons, including guns. In Tampa, where the Republicans will hold their festivities this fall, officials are starting to worry about people toting guns in such a politically charged environment. The City Council voted Thursday to ask Republican Gov. Rick Scott to help them temporarily...
  • Muppets Revenge: Outraged Homeless Muppets to Converge on Goldman Sachs (Occutard freeloaders)

    04/21/2012 8:39:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/21/12
    Muppets Revenge: Outraged Homeless Muppets to Converge on Goldman SachsPRWeb – 6 hrs ago At 11:00 a.m., April 23, 2012, artist Joey Skaggs will lead a band of outraged costumed muppets down to Goldman Sachs offices at 200 West Street in NYC. Skaggs will be peddling his Mobile Homeless Homes prototype -- a low cost alternative living space for the millions of upside-down, underwater or foreclosed homeowners who have lost their houses due to the banking crisis that caused the real estate collapse.
  • Fixing Destroyed L.A. City Hall Lawn After Occupy Protest (Paying for the freeloaders - again)

    04/17/2012 5:03:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/17/12
    Fixing Destroyed L.A. City Hall Lawn After Occupy Protest PRWeb – 6 hrs ago Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2012 - Southern California drought and historic sites landscaping expert Glen Dake, Landscape Architect at GDML, is part of a panel addressing the lawn replacement issue facing City Hall after the Occupy Los Angeles encampment was removed. He will explain solutions for replacing the lawn at the upcoming Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo (MGBCE) April 26, 2012. The Expo is Southern California's longest running and largest sustainability and green building event focused on the needs and concerns of municipalities....
  • Union joins Occupy for protests against public transportation cuts (thugs & freeloaders)

    04/07/2012 6:03:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/04/12 | Kevin Bogardus
    Union joins Occupy for protests against public transportation cutsBy Kevin Bogardus - 04/04/12 06:00 AM ET The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) will join demonstrations Wednesday to call attention to fare hikes and service reductions on public transportation systems. Members of the Occupy Wall Street Movement are teaming up with unions for the demonstrations, and events are planned in at least 15 different cities, including Boston, Chicago and Denver. The rallies, leafleting and candlelight vigils will commemorate April 4, 1967, the day Martin Luther King Jr., spoke out against the Vietnam conflict and linked war to poverty. Larry Hanley, ATU’s president,...
  • A Guide to Good Etiquette When You're Under Arrest (10 handy tips for occupy freeloaders)

    04/06/2012 1:00:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/06/12 | Adam Martin
    A Guide to Good Etiquette When You're Under ArrestBy Adam Martin | The Atlantic Wire – 2 hrs 14 mins ago We're not here to pass judgment on why you wound up in police custody, but if it happens you should know how to comport yourself while getting arrested and once your'e in a holding cell. Now that jail authorities can strip search you even if they don't suspect you of carrying contraband, etiquette is especially important. There are all kinds of reasons you could find yourself behind bars: Maybe you got scooped up at a protest such as Occupy...
  • Puerto Rico warns Occupy Movement to clean up mess (freeloaders to get the bill)

    04/05/2012 6:40:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/05/12
    Puerto Rico warns Occupy Movement to clean up messAssociated Press – 2 hrs 26 mins ago SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico officials threatened the island's Occupy Movement with legal action Thursday if its supporters do not clean up a public park they occupied for five months and abandoned suddenly this week. The group has 48 hours to respond, said Mari Batista, director of San Juan's Sports and Recreation Office. "The amount of garbage, waste and rubble left behind is impressive," she said. "They were supposedly defending the environment, fighting for a better Puerto Rico ... what they...
  • Students angry over pricey courses pepper-sprayed (Santa Monica College)

    04/04/2012 3:26:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/04/12 | GREG RISLING
    Students angry over pricey courses pepper-sprayedBy GREG RISLING | Associated Press – 2 hrs 37 mins ago SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — A state agency that oversees California's community colleges asked the attorney general on Wednesday to assess the legality of a school's plan to charge students more for popular classes. The move comes the morning after Santa Monica College police pepper-sprayed demonstrators as students angry over the plan tried to push their way into a meeting of the school's trustees, authorities said.
  • Anti-capitalist battles injure 15 police in Frankfurt (freeloaders toss paint bombs)

    04/01/2012 10:41:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/01/12 | Edward Taylor
    Anti-capitalist battles injure 15 police in FrankfurtBy Edward Taylor | Reuters – 2 hrs 23 mins ago FRANKFURT (Reuters) - At least 15 German police officers were injured, one seriously, during rioting that lasted into Sunday morning, following an anti-capitalist protest in Frankfurt, police said. Demonstrators threw paint bombs at the European Central Bank and attacked emergency vehicles on Saturday in violence which escalated after police tried to arrest several protesters in the heart of Germany's financial capital. Battles stretched through the night and one officer was taken to intensive care after being singled out by a handful of demonstrators....
  • CAPTION the Commiecare™ freeloaders in front of the Supreme Court building!

    03/27/2012 2:25:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
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  • New York police eject Occupy protesters, arrest six (the freeloader spring thaw)

    03/21/2012 6:02:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/21/12 | Barbara Goldberg
    New York police eject Occupy protesters, arrest sixBy Barbara Goldberg | Reuters – 2 hrs 5 mins ago NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 100 protesters from the reawakened Occupy Wall Street movement were ejected from Union Square Park early Wednesday after a standoff with police resulted in six arrests. **SNIP** One person, Paul Schoechert, who refused to leave the park was arrested at 12:20 a.m. for disorderly conduct and violating a local law on park closure. The crowd continued to mill around the area and before dawn five other men were arrested for blocking pedestrian traffic, police said. Charges...
  • Occupy Wall Street urges May 1 strike over arrests (freeloaders to have a 'don't do anything' day)

    03/19/2012 4:41:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/19/12 | VERENA DOBNIK
    Occupy Wall Street urges May 1 strike over arrestsBy VERENA DOBNIK | Associated Press – 29 mins ago NEW YORK (AP) — Occupy Wall Street activists on Monday called for supporters to skip work on May 1 to protest what they're calling police brutality during 73 arrests in New York during the weekend. **SNIP** They're encouraging people to stay out of work and school, and to refrain from spending money. In New York, a coalition of unions and worker justice groups are planning a solidarity march through the city. Council members at Monday's news conference included Ydanis Rodriguez, a Manhattan...