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  • Throw Sand in the Gears of Everything [barf]

    01/30/2017 10:48:55 PM PST · by Enchante · 38 replies
    The Nation ^ | January 18, 2017 | Frances Fox Piven
    ...Most important, in our complex federal system, where the policies of the national government depend on cooperation by state and local authorities, these local movements have the potential to block initiatives by the incoming Trump regime.... ... Now the protests will have to aim not at winning, but at halting or foiling initiatives that threaten harm—either by redistributing wealth to the very top (the Trump tax and energy plans), or by eliminating existing political rights (the cancellation of DACA, the Obama executive order that protected undocumented-immigrant children, known as Dreamers), or by jeopardizing established protections and benefits (the looming prospect...
  • Obama proposes expanding Social Security benefits while the program careens toward insolvency

    06/02/2016 7:03:14 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2 Jun, 2016 | Rick Moran
    For more than 20 years, the Government Accountability Office has been warning that the varioius Social Security funds would go broke in a matter of decades unless something is done to shore up the program. Unfortunately, there are limited options when trying to address this crisis. You can employ a combination of raising the retirement age and/or increase the FICA tax. Other than that, you're rearranging chairs on the deck of the Titanic. But President Obama – who is fully aware of the threat of insolvency – is now proposing that Social Security benefits be increased and wants the "rich"...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-06-27 : Obama's Insane Illegal Immigration Policy

    06/27/2014 3:34:40 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 12 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-06-27 | Newt Gingrich
    . June 27, 2014 Newt Gingrich Obama's Insane Illegal Immigration Policy The flood of children coming to the United States is a much worse and more alarming story than you might imagine. This disaster is a direct result of deliberate Obama administration policy that encourages illegal immigration. In August 2012 the administration announced, basically, that it would not deport most children who come to the United States illegally. By any reasonable standard, the Obama policy is insane and the results were predictable. This is a humanitarian crisis that the President himself created. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and the...
  • Rand Paul throws weight behind immigration reform [AMNESTY] effort

    06/11/2014 8:33:38 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 11, 2014 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Makes calls with Grover Norquist seeking conservative support Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday waded deeper into an issue that has proved perilous to some of his GOP colleagues, throwing his political weight behind an establishment lobby effort to get Congress to reform the country’s immigration system this year. Mr. Paul, a libertarian-leaning Republican from Kentucky and possible 2016 presidential hopeful, participated in a telephone conference call to conservative and business leaders in favor of immigration reform in an effort brokered by anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, The Washington Times has learned. The business group, the Partnership for a New American Economy,...
  • How Will Obama Handle Child Migrants?

    06/11/2014 1:03:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 10, 2014 | Ramsey Cox
    Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) called on Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to outline the administration's plan to handle a huge influx of children migrating across the U.S.-Mexico border. “What we need is a comprehensive look at what are the incentives that would convince parents to send their unaccompanied children on this horrific journey,” Cornyn said on Tuesday. “We need to know that the president’s plan is to deal with this.” Cornyn’s comments came as senators announced a nearly $2 billion deal to address the issue after the administration said 47,000 children have been caught crossing the border since...
  • Food stamp recruiter must enroll 150 seniors in the program a day

    04/24/2013 8:40:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/24/13 | Caroline May
    A Florida food stamp recruiter is tasked with enrolling at least 150 senior citizens in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, The Washington Post reports in a profile about SNAP outreach. Following 56 year old recruiter Dillie Nerios perform her task, to appeal to seniors to get them to sign up for food stamp benefits, The Post offers additional insight into the program — which has reached record participation levels in recent months — currently feeding more than 47 million people, or one in seven Americans. The story follows recruiter Dillie Nerios, 56, as she encourages approaches potentially SNAP-eligible seniors to...
  • Rosa Brooks, Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy

    08/08/2011 3:29:49 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 21 replies
    JessDuntno | Today | Various Sources
    Rosa Brooks serves as Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Michele Flournoy. In May 2010 she also became Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and then Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy. She is running a new Pentagon office dedicated to those issues. She is on leave from her job as a law professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. Brooks is known as a columnist (most recently with the LA Times) and at the Pentagon her portfolio has included both human rights issues and global engagement and strategic communication. Her mother, Barbara Ehrenreich, is...

    05/15/2012 8:01:25 AM PDT · by ibytoohi · 28 replies
    05/15/2012 | SELF
    Forgive the vanity post...I firmly believe that Obama was the chosen one by his mentors, the powers that be on the radical far left to implement their master plan. Based on his upbringing, his associations, and his involvement in the Chicago community organizing movement he was groomed and promoted to higher office. From there he was launched by an incredible talent for oration, and a desire by the people for something other than the status quo. Change is what they wanted. The main stream media grabbed hold, forgot their jobs to investigate, and cheered all the way to his election....
  • ‘Democrats, Socialists and Communists…We Are All Together’: Piven Draws Chilling Connections

    03/23/2012 6:49:00 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 21 replies · 2+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 3/22/12 | Benny Johnson
    At last weekend’s Left Forum 2012, the annual pep-rally for liberal thought, renown leftist professor and activist Frances Fox Piven shown some light onto the makeup of the current America Left. In this minute of audio, Piven tells the packed auditorium which worldview philosophies embody their movement: “There is room for all of us. Religious leftists, people who think peace is the answer, those who think that wholesome food is what we really need, ecologists and old-fashioned Democrats, Democratic Socialists, Socialists and Communists.” Piven goes on to discuss the major undertaking that the leftist movement is working on and why...
  • Mitt Romney: It’s not like the president can “precisely set the price at the pump”

    03/07/2012 3:31:20 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 30 replies ^ | March 07 2012 | TINA KORBE
    Yesterday, Mitt Romney said he’s “not going to say outrageous things about the president.” Trouble with that statement is that “outrageous” is a pretty subjective adjective. Outrageous to whom? Apparently, Romney meant to say he’s not going to say anything about the president that would outrage the left — because he doesn’t seem to be afraid to say something about the president that would outrage the right. In fact, he did just that earlier today, when he essentially said the president shouldn’t be held responsible for the high price of gas. “I think people recognize that the president can’t precisely...
  • Medical Journal Article: 14,000 U.S. Deaths Tied to Fukushima Fallout

    12/28/2011 7:41:33 PM PST · by Veto! · 89 replies
    Radiation Public Health Project ^ | Dec 19, 2011 | Joseph J. Mangano
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 19, 2011 -- An estimated 14,000 excess deaths in the United States are linked to the radioactive fallout from the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear reactors in Japan, according to a major new article in the December 2011 edition of the International Journal of Health Services. This is the first peer-reviewed study published in a medical journal documenting the health hazards of Fukushima........Just six days after the disastrous meltdowns struck four reactors at Fukushima on March 11, scientists detected the plume of toxic fallout had arrived over American shores. Subsequent measurements by the U.S. Environmental Protection...
  • OWS Reveals the Paucity of Political Morality (Review of Frances Fox Piven book)

    11/06/2011 5:07:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Pacific Free Press ^ | November 6, 2011 | Tom Engelhardt
    The War Against the Poor: Occupy Wall Street and the Politics of Financial Morality by Frances Fox Piven. Tom Dispatch: We’ve been at war for decades now -- not just in Afghanistan or Iraq, but right here at home. Domestically, it’s been a war against the poor, but if you hadn’t noticed, that’s not surprising. You wouldn’t often have found the casualty figures from this particular conflict in your local newspaper or on the nightly TV news. Devastating as it’s been, the war against the poor has gone largely unnoticed -- until now. The Occupy Wall Street movement has already...
  • Frances Fox Piven:Occupy Everything, Because It Belongs To Us

    10/13/2011 11:30:38 AM PDT · by invaderzim · 52 replies
    Hear Us Now ^ | 10.13.11 | Hear Us Now
    "Last night an AFL-CIO sponsored National Teach In was held on line."
  • Frances Fox Piven Addresses Universities on OWS LIVE TONIGHT

    10/12/2011 1:47:51 PM PDT · by ct_libertarian · 26 replies ^ |
    Frances Fox Piven Addresses Universities on OWS LIVE TONIGHT This is the URL for the live thread.
  • VIDEO: 'Occupy Atlanta' in strange group chant, silences Civil Rights Hero John Lewis

    10/08/2011 4:06:40 PM PDT · by garjog · 156 replies
    Youtube ^ | Oct 8, 2011 | conservARTive
    Watch this video of strange group behavior. Effects of drug use? Mob rule psychology? Really strange people in control.
  • Alinsky Rules Return For Obama

    10/04/2011 6:18:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 4, 2011 | Editor
    Politics: The hippie horde attempting to mob and "occupy" Wall Street this week has a method to its madness. It's all about getting President Obama re-elected by employing classic Alinskyite tactics. At first glance, the latest protests staged by left-wing rent-a-mobs in New York, Washington, Los Angeles and elsewhere don't look terribly different from the World Trade Organization and global debt-amnesty spectaculars of a decade ago. Radicals swarm against some hated totem, chant, break a few Starbucks windows and leave scads of garbage for someone else to clean up. But the "Occupy Wall Street" mob that shut down the Brooklyn...
  • Liberal Icon Frances Fox Piven: “We Desperately Need A Popular Uprising”…

    10/02/2011 12:45:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies · 1+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | October 2, 2011 | Zip
    Barack Obama seen nodding in approval. FRANCES FOX PIVEN: “I teach at the Graduate School of the City University of New York. I am here because I am so enthusiastic about the possibilities of this sit-in, over the marches that are occurring over postal worker issues, the sister demonstrations that are starting in Chicago and Los Angeles, and maybe in Boston. I think we desperately need a popular uprising in the United States. None of us know. I study movements. None of us know the exact formula for when those movements erupt, but it could be. And if that is...
  • Frances Fox Piven vs. Milton Friedman, Thomas Sowell

    08/23/2011 10:01:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/23/11 | FreeToChooseNetwork
    In this clip from the 1980 Free To Choose, socialist Frances Fox Piven tangles with Milton Friedman and Thomas Sowell. We thought this would be interesting in light of the recent dustup between The New York Times and Fox News (Glenn Beck) on the subject of Piven.
  • Cloward-Piven Paradise Now? (Good commentary)

    08/01/2011 10:44:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 91 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 1, 2011 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Combine class warfare, demonizing the rich, getting as many people onto the welfare rolls as possible, and pushing the economic system to collapse and you have a flawless formula for Cloward-Piven 2.0 -- and a vehicle that ensures Obama remains in power. Cloward-Piven is a much talked-about strategy proposed in the mid-1960's by two Columbia University sociology professors named Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. The Cloward-Piven approach was sometimes referred to as the "crisis strategy," which they believed were a means to "end poverty." The premise of the Cloward-Piven collective/anti-capitalist gospel decried "individual mobility and achievement," celebrated organized...
  • The Cloward-Piven Strategy, Saul Alinsky, and Their Influence on Obama

    07/30/2011 11:31:24 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 14 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-30-11 | Warren Beatty
    The Cloward-Piven Strategy The Cloward-Piven Strategy was published in The Nation in 1966. The strategy was developed by Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, professors at Columbia University in NYC. Piven was married to Cloward. They wrote an article titled "The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty," advocating increased enrollment in social welfare programs in order to collapse that system and force reforms, leading to a guaranteed annual income. This political strategy has been referred to as the "Cloward-Piven strategy." The Cloward-Piven Strategy was inspired by the August 1965 riots in the black district of Watts...