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  • Florida mother-of-four who ditched her family to join the Occupy Wall Street protest loses...

    09/12/2015 5:32:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/11/15 | Regina F. Graham
    Florida mother-of-four who ditched her family to join the Occupy Wall Street protest loses police brutality suit The Florida mom who left her banker husband and four kids to join the Occupy Wall Street protest just lost in court after a jury rejected her claims that police officers violently arrested her during a 2011 protest. Stacey Hessler sued the city of New York in 2013, claiming that NYPD cops dragged her around by her dreadlocks when she was being arrested. However, attorneys for the city said that the 42-year-old woman blocked pedestrian traffic and refused to move when the officers...
  • [New SEC Rule] Companies will be required to reveal CEOs’ versus workers’ pay

    08/06/2015 3:39:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Bend Bulletin ^ | 8/6/15 | Peter Eavis
    The chief executive of General Electric raked in a $37.3 million pay package last year, a large sum by any standard. But how much larger was it than the average pay of the 305,000 employees who helped General Electric earn billions in profits that year? The industrial giant did not disclose that comparison, and corporate America rarely reveals how the compensation of the chief executive stacks up against that of the workers in the ranks below. That will soon change. After a long delay and plenty of pushback from corporations, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved in 3-2 vote on...
  • Tech Company Develops Robots to Replace $15 /Hr Workers – Can Produce 1 Burger Every 10 Seconds

    07/23/2015 5:34:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 46 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/23/15 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday Governor Cuomo’s New York Wage Board set a new minimum wage for New York City’s 200,000 fast food workers. City establishments will now be required to offer employees at least $15 per hour by the end of 2018. The move also makes it cost effective for companies to fire humans and hire robots. Momentum Machines has developed a robot that can put out one burger every 10 seconds.
  • Professor’s Manifesto: Vegans Must Illegally Overthrow Society to Save the World

    07/09/2015 7:41:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 43 replies
    NationalReview ^ | July 9, 2015
    Professor’s Manifesto: Vegans Must Illegally Overthrow Society to Save the World by KATHERINE TIMPF July 9, 2015 A professor at the University of Texas at El Paso wrote a manifesto saying that animal-rights activists must rise up and commit “illegal raids” and “sabotage attacks” in order to save the world from a “mass extinction.” In a 2009 piece for the Animal Liberation Front titled “Manifesto for Radical Abolitionism: Total Liberation By Any Means Necessary,” associate professor of philosophy Steven Best says that groups like PETA are just not radical or progressive enough. After all, they work with corporations (boo!) “in...
  • Occupy Democrats group says Wisconsin is 'dead broke' due to actions by Scott Walker, GOP

    07/10/2015 12:15:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Politifact ^ | July 6, 2015 | James B. Nelson
    A Facebook meme posted by a liberal Democratic group puts a new twist on an old claim that the state of Wisconsin is "broke." The post by Occupy Democrats includes a photo of Republican Gov. Scott Walker and this statement: "Last year, Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed a $541 million tax cut for millionaires and corporations. Today, Wisconsin’s budget is $283 million in the red, funding for education is being slashed, government programs are being gutted, and the state is about to miss a $108 million debt payment -- because it is dead broke." In the comments below the...
  • Who is the most conservative Republican candidate for president? [CRUZ!]

    06/17/2015 9:45:26 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 16 at 2:00 PM | Pablo Barberá
    The Republican field is crowded, which implies that primary voters have little information about where some of the candidates stand. That is particularly the case this season, with a few relatively unknown contenders who lack legislative experience or a long history of campaign contributions that would allow researchers to precisely identify where they stand on the liberal-to-conservative political dimension.However, one characteristic all candidates share is that they have active and popular Twitter accounts. And as I showed in an article published earlier this year in the journal Political Analysis — now freely available online as an Editors’ Choice article —...
  • Ad Backing Martin O’Malley Jabs at Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush

    06/04/2015 2:00:05 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/4/15 | Nick Corasaniti
    A new TV ad from the “super PAC” supporting former Gov. Martin O’Malley of Maryland is titled “Wall Street’s Public Enemy No. 1.” But it seems the intended target of the ad is Hillary Rodham Clinton and Jeb Bush. The ad from Generation Forward splices excerpts from Mr. O’Malley’s recent presidential announcement speech, centered around his suggestion that the head of Goldman Sachs would be “just fine with either Bush or a Clinton.” It then repeats his criticism that “the presidency is not a crown to be passed back and forth by you between two royal families.”
  • Forget Hillary and Jeb, here's who Wall Street really wants to run for president

    06/04/2015 11:24:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/04/2015 | LINETTE LOPEZ
    Wall Street wants Michael Bloomberg to run for president, but the billionaire isn't budging. At the Yale CEO Summit this week, the talk was of "drafting Bloomberg" however possible. The former New York City mayor seems like the perfect solution for Wall Street's problems with the current field of presidential candidates. The Street sees him as a centrist technocrat who adeptly managed one of the most complex cities in the world. They think he understands the global business community. Rumblings about a Bloomberg run are especially strong at several bulge bracket banks, including Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Merrill once...
  • What I learned about Bernie Sanders

    06/01/2015 5:35:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Socialist Worker ^ | June 1, 2015 | Kristen Martin
    Kristen Martin recalls her time as an intern for Bernie Sanders, in a contribution to the left's discussion of Sanders' campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.TO THOSE who have spent any significant amount of time in Vermont, it is clear that Bernie Sanders is widely beloved by his constituents. The support for "Bernie," as his supporters fondly call him, was clear on May 26 as thousands flocked to Sanders' presidential campaign kickoff rally on the edge of Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont. The "People's Assembly," organized by a group including former Occupy Wall Street activists and environmentalists, spoke to a...
  • The battle to define Hillary Clinton is on—and she’s losing

    05/10/2015 4:17:03 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 18 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/8/2015 | Mathew Continetti
    Hillary Clinton is moving so quickly to the left that it’s hard to keep up. Her aides are telling the New York Times she wants to “topple” the One Percent, she’s pledging solidarity with union bosses over lunch meetings at Mario Batali restaurants in Midtown, she supports a constitutional amendment to suppress political speech, she’s down with a right to same-sex marriage, she’s ambivalent over the Keystone Pipeline and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, she’s calling for an end to the “era of mass incarceration,” she wants to go “further” than President Obama’s illegal executive amnesty. It’s called pandering, but the press...
  • In Photos: Milan's May Day 'No Expo' Riots

    05/03/2015 5:07:57 PM PDT · by familyop · 8 replies, Vice Media ^ | May 3, 2015 | Photos by Stefano Santangelo, words by Leonardo Bianchi
    [Photos behind link.] This article originally appeared on VICE Italy Clashes broke out between police and anti-Expo 2015 demonstrators in the northern Italian city of Milan, on May 1st. Expo – a six-month food-themed world fair – has come under fire from protesters, who are angered by a corruption scandal involving senior government and Expo officials. When it secured the rights to host the Expo seven years ago, the Italian government set aside €1.3 billion for that purpose. Now many fear the investment will go directly into the pockets of the corporations involved in the fair, instead of benefiting their...
  • Greek talks stall over 'red lines' as country fights to remain in eurozone

    05/03/2015 12:13:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | Sunday, May 3, 2015 | Szu Ping Chan, and agencies
    Reports claimed the government was prepared to reduce at least three different VAT rates to one, and limit exemptions. Prime minister Alexis Tsipras had opposed the move, claiming that the change would hit poorer people. The country will also press-on with privatisations it had also previously vowed to block, according to reports. However, Syriza has said that demands by creditors to reverse an increase in the minimum wage and cut pensions remain "red lines" that the leftist leadership is unwilling to cross... Mr Sakellaridis said that failure to reach an "honest compromise" with creditors would most likely lead to a...
  • The Only Three Things I Called That Have Not Yet Happened

    04/29/2015 10:09:19 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 104 replies ^ | April 29, 2015 | Ann Barnhardt
    So, beginning in [ARSH]sic 2008 when it became clear that the Constitutional Republic was in the process of being overthrown in a cold putsch, and then forward as I continued to blog here, I called a series of things, in no particular order, except for the last three, which are obviously end-game events, and thus placed at the end of the list: 1. Reformation of the Islamic Caliphate facilitated by the Washington DC regime 2. Total economic war executed by the Washington DC regime against the American people, specifically the Cloward-Piven Strategy, namely driving as many people as possible out...
  • The Next Bubble

    04/01/2015 7:35:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | April 1, 2015 | John Stossel
    They're doing it again! When the last housing bubble burst, politicians blamed "greedy banks." They said mortgage companies lent money recklessly, making loans to people with dubious credit, for down payments as low as 3 percent. "It will work out," said the optimistic bankers. Regulators didn't disagree. Everyone said, "Home prices will keep going up." And home prices did -- until they didn't. The bubble popped in 2007. Lots of people were hurt, and politicians took more of your tax money to bail out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac along with reckless banks. They also gave the Federal Housing Administration...
  • Newt Mocks Bartiromo's 'Funny' Defense of the Liberal Media

    11/10/2011 11:03:27 AM PST · by radioone · 36 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11-10-11 | Newsbusters
    During Wednesday night's presidential debate, Newt Gingrich could barely restrain his amusement as co-moderator Maria Bartiromo defended the liberal media's reporting of the economy. Bartiromo took umbrage after Gingrich's asserted, "What is amazing to me is the inability of much of our academic world and much of our news media and most of the people on Occupy Wall Street to have a clue about history." The CNBC journalist responded by huffing, "I'm sorry, but what is the media reporting inaccurately about the economy?" An incredulous Gingrich mocked, "I love humor disguised as a question. That's terrific." [ See video below....
  • Occupy Gets Recycled And So Does Its Anger

    01/02/2015 3:38:53 AM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies ^ | January 1, 2015 | John Sexton
    Occupy may be gone, but it is clearly not forgotten. The people protesting Eric Garner’s death in New York City were marching to a slightly different drum beat in 2011, but they seem to have returned, having learned something from their previous mistakes.
  • Adjunct CUNY Professor Responsible ForAttack On Cops During Sat. Demonstration

    12/15/2014 11:27:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/15/14 | Jeff Dunetz
    During Saturday´s protests about the lack of indictments in the cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, CUNY adjunct professor and creator of erotic poetry Eric Linsker picked up a trashcan and tried to throw it at police officers. Two police lieutenants were attacked by the crowd when the officers tried to arrest Linsker. Newsday described the incident: They were on the roadway of the [Brooklyn] bridge about 8 p.m. when they heard reports of "debris being thrown on the walkway" at police officers who were walking alongside demonstrators involved in Saturday´s New York City rally against police shootings of...
  • CUNY Professor Arrested on Riot Charge After NYC Protest Violence

    12/15/2014 4:49:06 AM PST · by dennisw · 14 replies
    nbcnewyork ^ | Dec 15
    A part-time CUNY professor faces a slate of charges accusing him of sparking a violent run-in with police during Saturday's protest demonstration on the Brooklyn Bridge. Eric Linsker, 29, was allegedly spotted by police carrying a large garbage can on walkway of the bridge above the traffic lanes during the protests against the police killings of unarmed black men. Protesters had been tossing debris at police on the bridge's lower level at the time, police said. Police Lt. Philip Chan ordered Linkser to put down the trash can and attempted to arrest him, according to court records. A small group...
  • Top Occupy organizer trained Ferguson protesters

    11/29/2014 11:53:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 26, 2014 | Aaron Klein
    In a development that may portend extended disruptions, veteran street organizer Lisa Fithian, previously dubbed “Professor Occupy,” recently trained Ferguson protesters how to “simulate chaos.” Fithian is a legendary organizer who once announced she seeks to “create crisis, because crisis is that edge where change is possible.” She was one of the luminaries of the Occupy Wall Street movement and was a lead organizer in the infamous 1999 Seattle riots against the World Trade Organization that descended into violence. The 1999 WTO event in Seattle devolved into widespread rioting in which more than 40,000 protesters, some using violent tactics, descended...
  • Occupy Ferguson: Like the People of OWS and Walmart only more racist.

    11/18/2014 7:23:59 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-18-2014 | MOTUS
    Have you ever wondered what happened to all the POWIES, the People of Occupy Wall Street? You know, all those pathetically sad people who signed on to the Progs’ last populist class warfare movement?It was the story of the year in 2011, and you may recall it was also the story that gave MOTUS her international creds. My post, The People of OWS: like the people of Wal-Mart, only not as smart, was Instalanched and picked up by the Daily Mail Online and read ‘round the world: I’ve been kind of a big deal on the Internet ever since. A...
  • Establishment Republican ahead in Calif.

    06/02/2014 1:23:28 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies ^ | 6/2/14 | Cameron Joseph
    Establishment Republican Neel Kashkari (R) has pulled ahead of controversial California state Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R) ahead of Tuesday's all-party primary, according to a new poll conducted for the Los Angeles Times. ADVERTISEMENT Kashkari leads Donnelly among likely voters with 18 percent of the vote to 13 percent, the first time the former assistant Treasury secretary has had a lead in the Republican field. California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) was at 50 percent in the live-caller poll, conducted for the Times and the University of Southern California by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research. Some Republicans have been panicked about having Donnelly...
  • Donnelly slams GOP elite rallying around rival Kashkari (CA)

    05/15/2014 6:03:50 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies ^ | 5/14/14 | Seema Mehta
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly on Wednesday lashed out at the GOP elite that is rallying around rival Neel Kashkari, saying they are scared of his own candidacy.. "I'm a threat to the country club Republicans,” Donnelly, an assemblyman from San Bernardino County, told the San Francisco Chronicle’s editorial board. “I'm a danger -- because I might bring a little more country into the club." Donnelly is the front-runner among GOP candidates to win a spot on the fall ballot to take on Gov. Jerry Brown in the fall. He is running an insurgent campaign on a shoestring budget that...
  • Elizabeth Warren: "I support illegal immigration and free college tuition"

    04/03/2012 11:35:34 AM PDT · by pabianice · 31 replies
    MassGOP ^ | 4/3/12
    We released a new web video today, entitled “Out of Touch,” exposing Elizabeth Warren’s weak stance on illegal immigration. The video highlights Warren’s opposition to the border fence and her support for in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. From her Ivory Tower and the comfort and safety of her multi-million dollar home, Professor Warren insists that Massachusetts taxpayers turn a blind eye to illegal immigration and even subsidize college tuition for illegal aliens.
  • The Bankrupt Economics of David Brat

    06/17/2014 5:30:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Pragmatic Capitalism ^ | 06/17/2014 | BY CULLEN ROCHE
    The big political news from last week was David Brat’s upset win over Eric Cantor for Congress. Brat is an economics professor at Randolph Macon and from his research it’s clear that he has strong political views embedded in his economics. It’s perfectly fine to be a political economist, but when it leads to an obviously flawed understanding and presentation of reality then it becomes a real problem in my opinion. For instance, in his website Brat says the following: “Our national debt has skyrocketed, reaching over $17 trillion dollars. What our leaders in Washington fail to mention is...
  • Leave Business-Bashing to the Liberals

    06/17/2014 1:59:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | June 17, 2014 | Bill Murchison
    The Eric Cantor debacle in Virginia last week demanded a storyline, which was no heavy lifting. In the GOP primary a political newbie had wiped the floor with the majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives. Bring on the analysts to find the narrative in the rebuke administered, a rather remote if hard-working political power broker linked more frequently -- here comes the dichotomy -- with Wall Street than Main Street. Cantor, on these terms, updated Cardinal Wolsey's Shakespearean lament from "Henry VIII": "Had I but served my district with half the zeal/I served the Chamber of Commerce...
  • Pope Francis calls out 'greedy' bankers: 'Stop getting rich on financial speculation!'

    06/17/2014 8:54:12 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 100 replies
    Russia Today ^ | June 17, 2014
    Pope Francis has called on "greedy" bankers to establish a stricter ethics code, and stop getting rich through financial market speculation. He attacked the practice of hedging as ‘intolerable’ equating it to stealing food from the poor. "It is increasingly intolerable that financial markets are shaping the destiny of peoples rather than serving their needs, or that the few derive immense wealth from financial speculation while the many are deeply burdened by the consequences," Pope Francis said at an investors ethics’ seminar at the Vatican on Monday. Specifically, the pope denounced the practice of betting on the price of commodities...
  • Dave Brat rising: A better Ron Paul?

    06/16/2014 1:57:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 16, 2014 | Bernie Quigley
    Like former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) and former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), Dave Brat sends a shock through the New York/Washington axis. His victory shows a classic denial of political reality by the political establishment. It comes because the establishment holds fast to "the way we were" and won't let go. 'Twas ever thus, but all the money, all the influence, all the mainstream propaganda from Hollywood and the Eastern press cannot hold it back. The new century rises to new themes; the old falls away to ruins. I have been saying here that what we have been seeing...
  • The New Republic’s Hit Job on Scott Walker: The Real Reason They Ran This Cover Story

    06/16/2014 1:31:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/16/2014 | Ron Radosh
    With its cover story [1] on Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, The New Republic has hit an all-time low. Written by TNR Senior Editor Alec Macgillis, it reads as a commissioned hit job meant to lessen Walker’s chances of entering the GOP presidential race.Let’s start with the cover: superimposed over a photo of the governor standing by his desk is the title: “Scott Walker is So Hot Right Now: Too bad he owes his success to a toxic strain of Racial Politics.” Inside the issue, the title becomes: “The Unelectable Whiteness of Scott Walker: A Journey Through the Poisonous,...
  • Eric Cantor’s Defeat Exposed a Beltway Journalism Blind Spot

    06/16/2014 3:05:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 15, 2014 | David Carr
    It’s now clear why the primary defeat of the House majority leader, Eric Cantor, came so completely out of the blue last week: Beltway blindness that put a focus on fund-raising, power-brokering and partisan back-and-forth created a reality distortion field that obscured the will of the people. But that affliction was not Mr. Cantor’s alone; it is shared by the political press. Reporters and commentators might want to pause and wipe the egg off their faces before they go on camera to cluck-cluck about how Mr. Cantor, Republican of Virginia, missed signs of the insurgency that took him out. There...
  • Why Big Business Fears the Tea Party: Dave Brat driving corporate America to the Democrats'

    06/16/2014 3:33:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/16/2014 | Michael Lind
    The primary election defeat of House majority leader Eric Cantor by the little-known Tea Party conservative David Brat has shocked business and financial elites as well as politicians and pundits. Conservative intellectuals such as Tim Carney have been arguing for a while that the right should adopt a new populism that targets “crony capitalism” and the collaboration of public and private elites at the expense of workers and small businesses. Brat is the first conservative candidate to have achieved a major electoral success by taking this line. He denounced Cantor for being too close to Wall Street and K Street,...
  • 'It's hell down there:' Inside the battle for eastern Ukraine

    06/07/2014 10:37:26 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | June 6, 2014 | Tim Lister
    Slovyansk, Ukraine (CNN) -- In a forest of pines to the east of Slovyansk, Prapor and his seventy men were digging in Thursday. A man in his late-fifties with a magnificent beard and four different weapons, Prapor freely admitted he was not a local. But he was here -- he said -- to resist the "Ukrainian fascists" in Krasny Liman, a nearby town just recaptured by government forces. He was dismissive of the group that had fled Krasny -- "Cossacks," he sneered. He had already lost seven men, but his fighters were the bravest. They would not run away. Meeting...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Video and Audio of Eric Cantor Speech Being Booed!

    05/12/2014 6:37:38 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    The Bull Elephant ^ | Jamie Radtke
    There has been a lot of talk in the blogs and in local and national news about the heckling and boos that Eric Cantor received when he gave his speech at the 7th District GOP convention this past Saturday. Many felt it was unseemly and disrespectful. I personally don’t like booing even when a referee makes a bad call, but I think you can better understand the response from this past Saturday if you have context: Eric Cantor has made it abundantly clear to all his constituents that town hall meetings are beneath him. His consultant, Ray Allen, once told...
  • Journolist 2.0: OccupyDC Emails Show MSM, Dylan Ratigan, Working With Protesters To Craft Message

    10/16/2011 10:21:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 10/16/11 | Dana Loesch
    Big Journalism has learned that the Occupy Washington DC movement is working with well-known media members to craft its demands and messaging while these media members report on the movement. Someone has made the emails from the Occupy D.C. email distro public and searchable. The names in the list are a veritable who’s who in media. Journolist 2.0 includes well known names such as MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan, Rolling Stone’s Matt Tiabbi who both are actively participating; involvement from other listers such as Bill Moyers and Glenn Greenwald plus well-known radicals like Noam Chomsky, remains unclear.
  • "Ownership Increasingly More Important Than The Job", says Reagan's economist

    04/17/2014 9:18:21 AM PDT · by se99tp · 7 replies
    ChristianConceptsDaily ^ | April 17th, 2014 | Dr. Norman Kurland
    The rich are not the problem, the greedy are not the problem, the crooked are not the problem - the problem is the system that brings them about. If the system is ours, the system means by the people, of the people, for the people, then now it is time to take it back. Now it is time to demand that it would be changed.
  • An Inconveniet Truth

    04/16/2014 4:35:44 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 3 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | April 16, 2014 | Karl Denninger
    We're better than those damned Russians and their Putin; we have democracy! Well, maybe not. Quote: Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence. The results provide substantial support for theories of Economic Elite Domination and for theories of Biased Pluralism, but not for theories of Majoritarian Electoral Democracy or Majoritarian Pluralism. Lots of big words in that paragraph. Let's distill it down -- the argument presented is that America is really no different than...
  • US oligarchy study: Eye-opening study reveals disturbing facts about the US

    04/16/2014 5:54:13 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 31 replies
    Jacksonville Top News Examiner ^ | April 15, 2014 | Christian Savoy
    A first of its kind US oligarchy study yielded a rather troubling discovery and the results of the study are definitely cause for concern for most Americans. The US oligarchy study was conducted by researchers from Princeton and Northwestern Universities and the study showed that the United States is not a republic in substance, but rather an oligarchy where the rich rule and the majority of Americans have virtually no impact on policy decisions, today's report from FDL explained.
  • THE POST: Here's what Democratic Underground didn't want you to see

    11/05/2003 12:56:43 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 166 replies · 825+ views ^ | 11/05/03 | Andrew Sullivan
    FROM THE 'DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND': A new low for the far left: a post titled, "Why I Hope the Bloodshed Continues in Iraq." I kid you not.  DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND DECIDES TO EDIT: Hmmm. After I linked to a truly hideous posting celebrating bloodshed in Iraq, they take the page down. I should have copied the page. First CBS. Now DU. Shine a light on them and they scram. - 11:42:12 AM  THE POST: Here's what Democratic Underground didn't want you to see: I Hope the Bloodshed Continues in IraqWell, that should bring the bats out of the attic with fangs dripping....
  • Chicago Minutemen reunite for SAVE THE AMERICAN WORKER RALLY"

    04/14/2014 10:41:10 AM PDT · by chicagolady · 12 replies
    self ^ | April 14 2014 | Rosanna Pulido
    For Immediate Release: Contact: Rosanna Pulido April 14, 2014 Rick Biesada tel. 773-771-3927 Chicago, IL – The head of the Illinois Minuteman Project and former Republican candidate for Congress, Rosanna Pulido, announced that her group, along with The Chicago MInutemen Project group and grassroots organizations, is holding a “SAVE THE AMERICAN WORKER RALLY” at 1:00 pm Tuesday, April 22, at the corner of Michigan and Van Buren Streets in downtown Chicago. Pulido said the rally is being held to protest a gathering of well-heeled Republican politicians, lobbyists, and corporate CEOs pushing amnesty for illegal aliens at the nearby Chicago Club...
  • AP Goes to Occupy Movement-Supporting Enviro Group For Comment on Bundy Ranch Standoff

    04/14/2014 10:07:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | April 13, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    Guess who's all of a sudden standing up for law and order? Why, it's radical environmentalists, who despite their general disdain for lawful behavior have felt compelled to speak out in support of the Bureau of Land Management's attempts to round up Cliven Bundy's cattle and ultimately force the Nevada rancher to abandon his family's century-old business. Martin Griffith at the Associated Press relayed the comments of one such group in a Sunday report in the aftermath of the BLM's abandonment of its roundup efforts, in Griffith's words, "after hundreds of states' rights protesters, some of them armed militia members,...
  • Trial of Occupy activist struggles to find jurors impartial to protest movement

    04/13/2014 4:32:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | April 10, 2014 | Jon Swaine
    It is the most important question being asked of dozens of New Yorkers lined up as potential jurors for the trial of Cecily McMillan, an Occupy Wall Street activist accused of assaulting a police officer: what do you think of her protest movement? Unfortunately for those keen on the swift procession of justice, a series of Manhattan residents who presented themselves at the criminal courthouse this week declared that they strongly disagreed with it – and could not promise to be impartial about one of its members. “I’m involved in Wall Street things. I’m on the Wall Street side, not...
  • Is the U.S. stock market rigged?

    03/31/2014 8:56:49 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 48 replies
    CBSNews ^ | Mar 30, 2014 | Steve Kroft
    This month marks the fifth anniversary of the current bull market on Wall Street, making it one of the longest and strongest in history. Yet U.S. stock ownership is at a record low and less than half of Americans trust banks and financial services. And in the last two weeks, the New York attorney general and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission in Washington have both launched investigations into high-frequency computerized stock trading that now controls more than half the market. The probes were announced just ahead of a much anticipated book on the subject by best-selling author Michael Lewis called...
  • Illinois: How will we fix our budget problems? Let’s tax millionaires!

    03/21/2014 2:12:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/21/2014 | Bruce McQuain
    This worked so well for France that Belgium had a real estate boom with the new tax on millionaires was announced. And New Jersey learned that millionaires have a tendency to leave when confronted with higher taxes. But Illinois? Well, per Michael Madigan, Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, Illinois is different: “Well, if they’re in Illinois today, they’re probably so much in love with Illinois that they’re not going to leave,” he said, according to the Tribune–a backhanded acknowledgement of how poorly the state is already doing.Madigan may also be encouraged by California’s example, where millionaires have largely...
  • War Is a Certainty

    03/18/2014 12:09:32 PM PDT · by DJ Taylor · 31 replies
    International Man ^ | March 17, 2014 | Jeff Thomas
    Recently, an associate offered the following observation with regard to the likelihood of war in the immediate future: “The big guys like to play chess with the world. It's the biggest game. The bankers need ups and downs and wars to make money. The military needs wars to exist. The politicians need both to exist.” Whilst he was reiterating a concept we have discussed on many occasions, it occurred to me that I have never seen the subject defined so succinctly, nor so informatively. Let’s break it down: The bankers need ups and downs and wars to make money Just...
  • Science and Reason vs. Political Correctness

    03/06/2014 4:55:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | March 6, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    President Obama entered office promising to restore the sanctity of science. Instead, a fresh war against science, statistics and reason is being waged on behalf of politically correct politics. After the Sandy Hook tragedy, the president attempted to convert national outrage into new gun-control legislation. Specifically, he focused on curtailing semi-automatic "assault" rifles. But there is no statistical evidence that such guns -- semi-automatic rifles that have mostly cosmetic changes to appear similar to banned military-style fully automatic assault weapons -- lead to increased gun-related crimes. The promiscuous availability of illegal handguns does. They're used in the vast majority of...
  • De Blasio called cops to spare pal from jail (busted friend had outstanding warrants)

    02/11/2014 3:27:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/11/14 | Jeane MacIntosh
    Mayor de Blasio made a call to a top NYPD spokeswoman about the arrest of a pal who was key to helping him in the black vote last year – and the guy was spared a night in jail. Bishop Orlando Findlayter, pastor of New Hope Christian church in Queens, was pulled over at 11:21 p.m. Monday in East Flatbush, Brooklyn for making a left turn without signaling, according to the Wall Street Journal. When cops ran his license, they found two warrants issued on Jan. 16 for failing to appear in court for prior protest arrests. He was arrested...
  • Right says Republicans must get specific to roll back liberal tide

    01/20/2014 3:15:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 20, 2014 | Niall Stanage
    Get specific. That’s the message conservative intellectuals and strategists have for the Republican Party as it faces an assault from President Obama and Democrats on issues resonant with struggling voters such as the minimum wage and extending unemployment benefits. Obama’s income inequality push comes as the tide appears to be rising for the left on economic and social issues, something evident in everything from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s election to the legal selling of marijuana in Colorado. Some conservatives fear that the party has failed to make its case on how its policies can improve the lives...
  • Mayor De Blasio's New York Needs The 'One Percenters' More Than Ever

    01/11/2014 6:07:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/11/2014 | Kyle Smith
    New York’s new Occupy mayor, Bill de Blasio, took office this month with a stern, if hazy, vow to right the imbalances of economic inequality in New York City, which other speakers at his inauguration called “Dickensian” (Harry Belafonte) and a “plantation” (Brooklyn pastor the Rev. Fred Lucas Jr., delivering an invocation).But he can’t fix income inequality, nor should he. Given that there will always be some who are just starting out or lack the wherewithal to succeed, it’s the wealthy who are responsible for the gap between rich and poor. And it’s those same wealthy whom de Blasio will need to...
  • Is New York’s New Mayor De Blasio Really a Lefty or Just Another Progressive Poseur?

    01/10/2014 10:18:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    This Can't Be Happening! ^ | January 6, 2014 | Dave Lindorff
    Time to invite Occupy back to Wall Street. There is no question but that New York’s new mayor, Bill De Blasio, owes his landslide victory in the November election to the Occupy Movement. It was Occupy Wall Street’s minions, hemmed in by thug-like NYPD officers armed with sidearms, clubs and pepper spray cans, who in 2011 abruptly changed the national conversation about capitalism, introducing the concept of “We are the 99%,” and focusing attention on the enormous enrichment of the top 1% of Americans at the expense of the other 99% over the past several decades, as a direct result...
  • Ron Paul Praises Occupy Wall Street

    01/13/2012 3:11:36 AM PST · by detective · 15 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Dec 29, 2011 | John Mccormack
    While campaigning in Iowa on Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul praised the Occupy Wall Street movement, comparing it to the Tea Party movement. "In many ways, I identify with both groups," Paul said. Both groups are fed up with problems in Washington and "the two-party-system," Paul said while speaking at an insurance company in Des Moines. Praising the left-wing Occupy Wall Street movement is an unusual move for a Republican presidential candidate, but Ron Paul is, of course, an unusual Republican presidential candidate. He jumped to first place in the Iowa caucus polls partly because of support from people...
  • Ron Paul Praises Occupy Wall Street

    12/28/2011 11:30:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | December 29, 2011 | John McCormack
    Des Moines - While campaigning in Iowa on Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul praised the Occupy Wall Street movement, comparing it to the Tea Party movement. "In many ways, I identify with both groups," Paul said. Both groups are fed up with problems in Washington and "the two-party-system," Paul said while speaking at an insurance company in Des Moines. Praising the left-wing Occupy Wall Street movement is an unusual move for a Republican presidential candidate, but Ron Paul is, of course, an unusual Republican presidential candidate. He jumped to first place in the Iowa caucus polls partly because of...