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  • Hands Up! Don’t Abort!

    08/25/2014 2:01:15 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 5 replies ^ | 8-25-2014 | Mike Adams
    Something is just not right with me. In fact, I’m downright rude. I have a tendency to crash protests even though no one invited me. It happened when I donned a burka back in 2003 disguising myself as an Iraqi woman in order to infiltrate a campus protest against the War in Iraq. It happened again in 2009 when I joined a protest against myself at UMASS-Amherst. It happened yet again last Saturday night when I went to Ferguson and protested against the man while holding a sign saying “Hands up, Don’t Shoot!” I learned a lot that night. So...
  • Policing a Riot

    08/20/2014 4:02:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | August 20, 2014 | John Stossel
    Libertarians warned for years that government is force, that government always grows and that America's police have become too much like an occupying army. We get accused of being paranoid, but we look less paranoid after heavily armed police in Ferguson, Missouri, tear gassed peaceful protesters, arrested journalists and stopped some journalists from entering the town. One week before the rioting began, Fox News aired my documentary on the militarization of law enforcement, "Policing America." That show didn't stop some left-wing commentators from making the bizarre claim that libertarians like me have been silent about Ferguson. I can't force them...
  • Violence erupts in Ferguson AGAIN:

    08/17/2014 9:37:53 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 57 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 17 August 2014 | David Mccormack for MailOnline
    Another night of protests and violence erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday evening as tensions remain high following the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown at the hands of the police on August 9. The violence began to flare again around 9 p.m. local time as police in riot fear fired teargas on hundreds of protestors - including children - for encroaching on their command post. Authorities also used rubber bullets and several protesters have reported getting hit. Many of the marchers retreated, but a group of about 100 stood defiantly about two blocks away until getting hit by another...
  • Hundreds of furious protestors block road for buses carrying illegal immigrants

    07/02/2014 12:05:35 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 2, 2014 | James Nye
    "A crowd of 300 angry protestors forced three buses carrying 140 undocumented migrant children and their parents to turn around in Murrieta, California, on Tuesday after they blocked the road. The dramatic confrontation between the flag waving protestors and the Homeland Security buses came one day after Mayor Alan Long urged residents to resist the federal government's plan to transfer the Central American migrants to California to ease overcrowding of facilities along the Texas-Mexico border. Holding up banners that said 'Return to Sender' and suggesting the children should be sent to the White House instead, the irate protestors succeeded when...
  • Pentagon studying protesters to prep for ‘mass civil breakdown’

    06/15/2014 5:01:13 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 13, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    The Department of Defense has disbursed some funds to universities so that scientists might study the dynamics of civil unrest — and how the U.S. military might best respond. It’s called the “Minerva Research Initiative,” and it’s a program that was kicked off in 2008 to “improve DoD’s basic understanding of the social, cultural, behavioral and political forces that shape regions of the world of strategic importance to the U.S.,” The Guardian reported. ~snip~ Those individuals targeted for questioning include political activists and members of non-governmental organizations — something that The Guardian pointed to as potential for concern. ~end snip~
  • 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,...
  • Anti-Syria protests greet a returning Congress

    09/09/2013 2:57:56 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 8 replies
    MSNBC (I feel dirtyfor going there, but you know a broken clock..!) ^ | 11:26 AM on 09/09/2013 | Michele Richinick, @mrich1201
    As the full Congress returns to Washington Monday, progressive groups are again challenging the White House’s case for a strike against Syria. released an ad urging lawmakers to avoid authorizing the use of military force against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. A narrator says, “Don’t lead us down this road again,” while images and statistics from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are displayed in the background of the 30-second commercial, titled “Not Again.” The group created the ad after discovering that more than 70% of its 8 million members “firmly opposed” the strike, said Anna Galland, executive director...
  • Egypt's Army Crosses the Rubicon

    08/16/2013 6:05:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | August 16, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    "Sire, clear the square with gunfire or abdicate." That was the message one of his generals gave the young czar Nicholas I in December of 1825, as thousands of civilians and soldiers massed in Senate Square to challenge his claim to the throne. Nicholas gave the order, the cannons fired, and he and his heirs ruled Russia for another century, until Nicholas II was overthrown, and murdered by Bolsheviks. Such was the moment Egypt's army faced on Wednesday, with thousands of backers of the Muslim Brotherhood encamped in Cairo, challenging its rule. The slaughter that ensued, 500 dead the first...
  • Fla. protesters upset with verdict leave Capitol

    08/15/2013 5:27:04 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    WFTV via AP ^ | 8/15/2013 | WFTV via AP
    The Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Protesters angered by the acquittal of George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin's killing are leaving the Florida Capitol after staging a 31-day protest. The small but determined group wanted Gov. Rick Scott to call a special session to repeal the state's "stand your ground" law. Scott refused. But House Speaker Will Weatherford agreed to hold a legislative hearing on the law. Organizers say they are not giving up on their goals.
  • Video shows anti-Mursi protesters thrown off building in Alexandria

    07/06/2013 7:48:35 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 28 replies
    al arabiya ^ | 7/6/13
    Egyptian activists circulated on Saturday an online video showing what appeared to be Islamist supporters of ousted president Mohammad Mursi throwing two young men off a building during clashes in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria. On Friday, clashes between opponents and supporters of Mursi flared in Egypt, killing at least 46 people nationwide, with the heaviest death toll registered in Alexandria. The footage of the young men thrown off a building in Alexandria’s Sidi Jaber has been widely circulated. One of the young men was killed; he was identified as Hamada Badr and activists say he was celebrating Mursi’s ouster...
  • Mob of Immigration Activists Storm Kansas Secretary of State’s Home

    06/18/2013 5:55:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | June 17, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    <p>Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is calling for a criminal investigation after a huge mob of illegal alien supporters surrounded his private home Saturday and held a rally on his front porch.</p> <p>At least 200 members of Sunflower Community Action were bussed into Kobach’s Kansas City-area neighborhood on Saturday – to protest his staunch anti-illegal alien views.</p>
  • CBS Goes Out of Its Way to Find the Radical Feminists in St. Peter's Square

    03/13/2013 5:43:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | March 13, 2013 | Matthew Balan
    uring CBS's special coverage of the papal election on Wednesday, correspondent Mark Phillips singled out two dissenters from Catholic tradition in the middle of crowd of hundreds of thousands in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City, mere minutes after the white smoke went out of the Sistine Chapel's chimney, and before Pope Francis emerged onto the balcony over the piazza. The two activists, who wore pink "ordain women" pins, not only sought to change the Catholic Church's teachings on the all-male priesthood, but spotlighted "LGBT issues [and] reproductive health care" – a thinly-veiled reference to abortion and contraception – as...

    02/22/2013 9:20:19 PM PST · by txrangerette · 53 replies
    Abilene Reporter-News ^ | February 22, 2013 | Trish Choate
    Washington - The crowd...was downright unfriendly. Perry was interrupted, denounced and heckled for snubbing a Medicaid exansion in his state, but he vowed not to budge. -snip- The unfriendliness didn't stem from members of the Texas state a ritzy Republican club. But the Lone star State's famously anti-Washington governor faced...protestors, of the Texas Organizing Project, who popped up by turns where he spoke.
  • Clueless Obama Supporters at Occupy Wall Street Protest (anyone know much about Adam Kokesh?)

    10/09/2012 5:53:16 PM PDT · by workerbee · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 2011
    Pay special attention to the Harvard Girl at 2:33-4:22, and 7:51-9:27 Wow -- and we used to laugh at Miss Teen South Carolina for her "insight" into U.S. maps and the Iraqi War!
  • FULL SPEECH: Paul Ryan’s first solo act on the campaign trail draws huge crowd and a few protestors

    08/13/2012 1:32:12 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 14 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 8/13/2012 | The Right Scoop
    It was a great speech, but I was a bit distracted by watching the protesters continually try and make a menace out of themselves. It started within the first 2 minutes where 2 protesters rushing the stage had to be dragged away and the rest of the speech others were trying to block the camera and be disruptive. In fact you won’t see Paul Ryan very much in this clip, but you’ll hear him just fine as he ignored them quite well and stayed on message. You can watch the full speech below:
  • Occupy Protester Throws Brick Off Roof, Hits One Of His Own

    05/03/2012 9:05:10 AM PDT · by George - the Other · 97 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | MAY 2, 2012 | DANIEL NOE
    I really feel sorry for these idiots. They have absolutely no idea what they are doing, and they pose a danger to the well-being of this country. The police need to keep a tight leash on these trouble-makers before another person gets hurt.

    03/29/2012 4:10:28 PM PDT · by andyk · 51 replies
    Youtube ^ | February 26th, 2012 | Unknown
    It's an eye opening experience for a Brit returning to her hometown to witness firsthand the growing muslim extremism in Britain.
  • Police: Trayvon Protesters Ransack Store

    Police: Trayvon protesters ransack store North Miami Beach Walgreens incident caught on video Published On: Mar 27 2012 12:55:10 PM EDT Updated On: Mar 27 2012 02:18:57 PM EDT NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - North Miami Beach police said surveillance video shows dozens of high school students demonstrating in the Trayvon Martin case Friday ransacking a Walgreens store. The incident occurred during a walkout from North Miami Beach Senior High School in support of Martin, 17, who was fatally shot in Sanford. Protesters have been calling for the arrest of George Zimmerman, 28, who has not been charged because he...
  • Topless Protesters Detained at Davos Forum ["Snow-FilledTown"]

    01/28/2012 8:47:55 AM PST · by Steelfish · 38 replies
    YahooNews ^ | January 28, 2012 | Frank Jordans
    Topless Protesters Detained at Davos Forum Topless protesters detained at elite Davos forum, trying to call attention to poor By Frank Jordans A topless Ukrainian protester is arrested by Swiss police after climbing up a fence at the entrance to the congress center where the World Economic Forum takes place in Davos, Switzerland Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. The activists are from the group Femen, which has have become popular in Ukraine for staging small, half-naked protests against a range of issues including oppression of political opposition. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus) DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) -- Three topless Ukrainian protesters were detained Saturday...
  • Minister in ‘rent-a-protester’ flap offers to open his books

    01/28/2012 7:59:40 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 2 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Jan 28, 2012 | ROSALIND ROSSI
    Minister in ‘rent-a-protester’ flap offers to open his books BY ROSALIND ROSSI Education Reporter/ Last Modified: Jan 28, 2012 02:12AM A minister in the eye of the “rent-a-protester” storm has offered to open the books of his non-profit agency to prove it spent taxpayer money appropriately — and not on packing school closing hearings with paid protesters. “Small stipends” offered to school protesters did not come from after-school and safe-passage grants the HOPE Organization received from Chicago Public Schools, the group’s CEO, Rev. Roosevelt Watkins III, told the Chicago Sun-Times in an email. “I have called CPS and invited them...
  • Report: Assad Pulls Tanks from Syrian Cities

    01/02/2012 12:44:59 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/1/12 | Chana Yaar
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has withdrawn tanks and heavy weapons from cities around the nation -- but his forces continue to kill unarmed protesters, the Arab League reports. Some 3,500 political prisoners were allegedly freed by the Assad regime on Monday, but government forces continued to shoot to kill, even with Arab League monitors in the country, Arab League secretary-general Nabil Elaraby said Monday. At least eight more protesters were killed, despite the presence of the monitors in the country. A child was shot dead Sunday, becoming the Syrian Revolution's first victim of 2012. "Yes, there is still shooting and...
  • 10 doctors who backed Wisconsin protesters' absences not disciplined

    12/18/2011 10:03:14 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 9 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 12-17-11 | Matthew DeFour and David Wahlberg
    At least 10 doctors not previously disciplined by the state signed sick notes for Madison School District employees that the district considered fraudulent, according to a State Journal analysis of the notes submitted amid Capitol protests earlier this year. The newspaper also found that about 570 district employees submitted sick notes for at least one of the four days in February when teacher absences forced a school shutdown. The number presents, for the first time, a clearer picture of how many Madison employees sought an excused absence. The documents - obtained by the newspaper Friday as part of a settlement...
  • Meals, Toilets, and Marx for UC Davis Protesters

    12/01/2011 8:38:19 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | November 29, 2011 | Cliff Kincaid
    A campus conservative at UC Davis was so disgusted by slanted coverage of the Occupy movement that he reached out to Fox News and provided the channel a video showing police officers being surrounded by protesters after dismantling an illegal tent site. Marcus Shibler, chairman of Davis College Republicans, says the officers were met with chants of “F— the police.” Meanwhile, one of the UC Davis faculty members involved in leading the protests is scheduled to teach a course on Marxism and is now calling for the campus police to be completely evicted from the university.
  • Riot police surround Occupy Wall Street camp

    11/14/2011 11:11:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | November 15, 2011 | Tucker Reals .
    Police in riot gear surrounded New York City's Zuccotti Park late Tuesday evening, and distributed fliers to the Occupy Wall Street protesters camped out there for weeks ordering them to evacuate the grounds while maintenance is carried out. CBS News correspondent Randall Pinkston reports the police fliers informed the anti-Wall Street demonstrators that they would be allowed to return to the park after the maintenance was conducted. The nature of the work, and how long it might take, were unclear. Live video from the WCBS news helicopter showed police surrounding the park, but there was no confrontation between police or...
  • Look Everyone! It's Raining Jobs! [Occupy Chicago]

    11/14/2011 5:00:33 PM PST · by SJackson · 1 replies
    Dartmouth Review ^ | November 8, 2011 | Blake Neff
    Okay, not really. However, in a spirited response to the Occupy Chicago protests, traders at the Chicago Board of Trade tossed photocopies of McDonald's job applications from their windows on the heads of protesters. With their usual good humor, protesters referred to the Board of Trade as a "soulless place." This is only the latest amusing stunt at the Board, as last month a "WE ARE THE 1%" sign was hung from its windows, and later leaflets reading "We are the 1% paying for this" were dumped from the windows in what is presumably civil disobedience against local littering laws....
  • IHMO – A non-medical diagnosis of OWS protestors

    11/09/2011 3:40:27 PM PST · by Chris in VA · 1 replies
    IMHO -- In My Honest Opinion ^ | 11/9/11 | averagedad1
    In an earlier post, I mentioned that the OWS movement put out their Declaration of New York City online for the entire world to read. Well, guess what, I read it. (And using their childish logic, I should sue them for the three minutes of my life I wasted doing so.) Their “symptoms” are as follows: 1.They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage. 2.They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give Executives exorbitant bonuses. 3.They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplace based on age, the...
  • Occupy Wall Street Protesters Seek STD Testing

    11/01/2011 9:20:39 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Occupy Wall Street protesters are flocking to nearby health clinics for testing for sexually-transmitted diseases, including HIV, after getting their freak on in 1960s-style hookups with crusty strangers, sources said. "Last week was free love," a medical professional at a nearby clinic said, referring to the number of people who organizers referred for STD testing. A volunteer at Zuccotti Park admitted concern among protesters about STDs. "We give directions to clinics if people ask for information regarding STDs," the volunteer, who identified himself only as "Captain," said, adding that pregnancy tests are also a hot item.
  • Wall Street protesters vow to stay put (despite living in disease infested filth)

    10/13/2011 7:10:40 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 79 replies
    cnn ^ | 10/12/2011 | cnn
    Protesters will resist any efforts to remove them from the Lower Manhattan park where they have been camped for nearly a month, despite Mayor Michael Bloomberg's order that they vacate the park at 7 a.m. Friday so it can be cleaned, an organizer said Thursday. "Come tomorrow morning, we will passively resist and make it as difficult a process to remove us as possible," said Occupy Wall Street spokesman Tyler Combelic. "It's not an occupation if you can't occupy the park." His words appeared to be backed up by the sentiment of the crowd of more than 1,000 protesters who...
  • Occupy Wall Street protesters make love as well as class war

    10/09/2011 9:11:13 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 89 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3:52 AM on 10th October 2011 | By Hannah Roberts and Paul Bentley
    It started as a gathering of furious youngsters, protesting about the supposed lack of opportunities for the average American. But then the freeloaders came along. As the Occupy Wall Street protest continued in full strength in Manhattan this weekend, the atmosphere in New York's financial district became increasingly debauched.
  • Organizer admits to paying ‘Occupy DC’ protesters

    10/07/2011 10:25:18 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 13 replies ^ | October 6 2011 | M.Fields
    A liberal organizer told the Daily Caller on Thursday afternoon that he paid some Hispanics to attend “Occupy DC” protests happening in the nation’s capital. TheDC attended the protest event, an expansion of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement that began in New York City. Some aspects of the protest, it turned out, are more Astroturf than grassroots. One group of about ten Hispanic protesters marched behind a Caucasian individual from the DC Tenants Advocacy Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting rent control in Washington, D.C. Asked why they were there, some Hispanic protesters holding up English protest signs could...
  • Steve Jobs vs. the Anti-Capitalists

    10/06/2011 6:14:38 PM PDT · by Logical Thought · 24 replies
    The Atlas Society ^ | October 5, 2011 | Edward Hudgins
    October 5, 2011 – I hope I’m only one of many to see the irony. On the day that Steve Jobs, one of the most innovative entrepreneurs in our history, died, packs of ignorant and possibly malicious protestors roamed Wall Street demanding the death of the system that made Jobs possible. Steve’s Great Job Steve Jobs was a capitalist hero. He had a vision of computers for everybody in 1976, at a time when it was assumed that only the most prosperous businesses and the most advanced and well-funded research labs would ever need or be able to afford them....
  • Freep this Poll on NYDaily:

    10/05/2011 3:41:41 PM PDT · by bukkdems · 25 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/5/2001 | ALIYAH SHAHID
    Unemployed Wall Street protesters only have themselves to blame for lacking a job, so says Herman Cain.
  • Anti-biz protesters mull Hub activities

    09/26/2011 9:39:29 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 21 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/26/11 | Christine McConville
    Angry anti-corporate protesters could descend on Boston’s financial district today as part of a rolling national protest over bank bailouts, joblessness and what they see as the heavy hand of corporations in American politics. “A Boston occupation is imminent,” wrote Occupy_Boston on Twitter. “Things gonna happen,” responded Occupy_Beantown. “Woot woot.” It is unclear how many people might be involved. Facebook and Twitter chatter yesterday showed several people debating whether to act today or Nov. 5 — those who want to stage protests today citing momentum from the weekend’s similar protests on Wall Street in New York City. “Our intelligence group...
  • Madison, Wisconsin: Protester dumps beer on Rep. Robin Vos' head

    09/15/2011 3:12:27 PM PDT · by Jean S · 20 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 9/15/11 | Sharif Durhams
    Police are trying to find a protester who dumped a beer Wednesday night on the head of state Rep. Robin Vos (R-Burlington), who was with other lawmakers at a Madison tavern. A report from the Madison Police Department identifies the victim as a 43-year-old state lawmaker from Burlington, a description that matches Rep. Robin Vos (R-Burlington), co-chairman of the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee. Vos' office confirmed he was the victim but would not say anything else about the matter, since it was being investigated by police.The incident happened at the Inn on the Park, 22 S. Carroll St. Witnesses said a...
  • AP: Companies plan trip for protesting students

    08/19/2011 12:55:39 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 24 replies
    ap ^ | 8-19-11 | MARK SCOLFORO
    HARRISBURG, Pa.—Foreign students who walked off their jobs in protest this week at a plant that serves The Hershey Co. may soon be getting a free trip to see some of the United States' cultural and historical landmarks. Rick Anaya, chief executive of the nonprofit that helped bring the students to the U.S., said Friday that the plan emerged after a two-hour conference call with representatives of the other companies involved in their employment. The students began a strike Wednesday, saying their work was so strenuous and low-paying they've been unable to see much of the country.
  • Video: Syrian soldiers beat, coerce detained men

    08/19/2011 12:45:24 PM PDT · by americanophile · 1 replies
    Now Lebanon ^ | Auguast 19, 2011 | Posted by: Angie Nassar
    new video posted on YouTube appears to show Syrian soldiers beating and stomping on detained men being transported on a bus. It’s unclear where in Syria the video was taken. The footage also appears to show the soldiers forcing the detained men to shout with them the slogan: “With blood and soul, we sacrifice for you Bashar... Allah, Syria and Bashar only.” Meanwhile, Syrian anti-regime activists have called for fresh protests following the weekly Muslim prayers on Friday.
  • Protestors Greet GOP Candidate Perry in New Hampshire

    08/18/2011 9:37:20 AM PDT · by LUV W · 36 replies
    NewsWest 9--Odessa, Texas ^ | August 18, 2011 | Steve Peoples
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - Presidential hopeful Rick Perry got his first brush with New Hampshire protesters. Democratic protesters waved signs and chanted "Go Back To Texas" outside Popovers Bakery & Café on Thursday morning as the newcomer to the Republican presidential field tried to meet voters. It was the first stop on Perry's third day in New Hampshire since the Texas governor launched his campaign Saturday.
  • London eyewitness: Tottenham unrest 'absolutely manic'

    08/06/2011 11:01:09 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 56 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/6/11
    Police cars have been set on fire during a demonstration outside a police station in north London, according to witnesses. Tottenham resident, Maria Robinson, says the disturbance is linked to the fatal shooting of a man during a Scotland Yard operation on Thursday. Dozens of protesters have been gathering on the High Road in Tottenham.
  • Protestors disapprove of Immelt's keynote speech on creating jobs

    07/11/2011 5:15:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/11/11 | Sarah Leitner
    Protestors chanting "Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Cronyism has got to go!" marched during the lunch hour today in front of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Washington, D.C. headquarters. The marchers were protesting the appearance of General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt in the chamber's day-long conference on job creation, Jobs for America Summit. Immelt, who is chairman of President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, was the event's keynoter. “We think it’s ludicrous and outrageous that Jeff Immelt should be speaking at a job summit when he is the leading corporate job killer in America,”
  • Police Arrest First Three 'Fly In' Activists

    07/06/2011 3:46:55 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/7/11 | Gil Ronen
    Three anti-Israel activists from France and Belgium were arrested at Ben Gurion Airport Wednesday. Deportation orders have been issued against them and they will soon be flown out of the country. They are believed to be the earliest arrivals in a planned anti-Israeli “fly-in” to Ben Gurion Airport. The organizers of the hostile “fly-in” said activists would arrive in Israel on Thursday or Friday, and Israeli security forces fanned out at the airport on Wednesday, awaiting their arrival. Journalists, too, are on hand, awaiting to see whether the anti-Israeli forces succeed in surprising or embarrassing Israel. The activists apparently plan...
  • Editorial: Greece’s Only Cure Is The Free Market

    06/28/2011 5:43:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 28, 2011 | Staff
    Debt Crises: What a sorry spectacle to watch Greeks rioting in the streets in reaction to austerity measures. As if tantrums can change reality. It's Exhibit A of how socialism infantilizes citizens. The only cure is free markets. As Greece's legislature heads for a vote Wednesday to cut the size of its government by $40 billion in exchange for the last $17 billion of a $156 billion International Monetary Fund bailout on July 3, the world's television screens are flooded with images of young "indignantes" calling a riotous 48 hour-strike in Athens. Steeped in socialism for decades, these Greeks see...
  • Arab protestors marking Six-Day War anniversary charge Israeli borders, minefield with Molotov

    06/05/2011 12:31:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    jihad watch | 6/5/11 | Marisol
    When you run into a mine field, there's something that's been known to happen: land mines go off. When scores of people charge at the border of a sovereign nation with Molotov cocktails and an assortment of other arms spotted in the crowd, another thing has been known to happen: the people on the other side of that border recognize a threat to their personal safety as well as their national sovereignty, and try to stop you. Of course, the headline circling the globe at this point is "Israel fires on protestors," plus a casualty estimate. As with the protests,...
  • CHP begins arresting protestors at Capitol (CTA members pushing for tax hikes on the 'rich')

    05/09/2011 8:59:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies
    sac bee ^ | 5/9/11 | Dan Smith
    The California Highway Patrol has begun arresting protesters at the Capitol, after warning about 65 to leave the building after its 6 p.m. closing. The daylong protest, organized by the California Teachers Association, drew about 1,000 protesters for various activities. About 150 moved into the rotunda in late afternoon, and some of them refused to leave at closing time. .. Mike Parker, a community college teacher who expected to be arrested, said the protest is to provide a "moral witness...What's happening in this society is totally out of kilter," he said.
  • Mubarak responsible for killing protestors

    04/19/2011 10:29:50 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 5 replies ^ | April 20th 2011 | Staff
    Egypt's fact-finding committee's report held Mubarak ultimately responsible for killing the protestors during Jan. 25 uprising to force the former regime to step down, local news website Al Shorouk reported on Tuesday. Fact-finding committee, formed in Ahmed Shafiq's cabinet and included panel of judges, submitted its final report to the ministry of justice, saying 846 civilians were killed and more than 6,400 people were injuries during the 18 days massive nation-wide demonstrations. Omar Marawan, the committee's secretary general, said at a press conference after the release of the report that 26 policemen were killed, 149 prisoners died and 263 were...
  • Budget standoff moves to the Assembly (Capitol shut down by union thugs!!)

    03/10/2011 8:00:47 AM PST · by milwguy · 24 replies
    jsonline ^ | 3/10/2011 | don walker
    A new standoff is shaping up at the Capitol Thursday, as protesters inside sit in front of the doors to the state Assembly and Gov. Scott Walker's administration has closed the building to the public. The statehouse did not open at 8 a.m. Thursday, which is supposed to be the time it is open for business. The Assembly is scheduled to convene at 11 a.m. to take up Gov. Scott Walker's bill to repeal most collective bargaining by public employee unions, a measure that has sparked massive protests and drawn international attention. Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch said he wanted to...
  • Mob rule? Protesters storming the Wisconsin capitol again

    03/09/2011 5:34:41 PM PST · by Jean S · 262 replies
    various sources | 3/9/11
    The capitol is being stormed, again.
  • Wisconsin's Newest Progressive

    02/27/2011 5:53:03 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/27/11 | John Fund
    The state Capitol building in Madison has been occupied round-the-clock by protesters for nearly two weeks. Fourteen Democratic state senators are still on the lam, refusing to allow a vote on a budget-repair bill. And Gov. Scott Walker has been called everything from a new Hitler to rotting cheese. Yet the governor sounds unflappable. "I just finished eight years as county executive in Milwaukee last December," he told me during a telephone interview. "I've dealt with unions and angry legislators. I know anytime you challenge the status quo you have to be bold—and take the heat." Mr. Walker's challenge to...
  • Wisconsin licensing board reviewing doctors’ notes from protestors

    02/23/2011 3:31:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/23/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Call it karma, just desserts, or schadenfreude. The cost to taxpayers of doctors’ notes excusing Wisconsin teachers from work so that they don’t get fired for illegally walking out on classes has been estimated at $6 million. Watching Big Government crack down on Big Labor? Priceless: Staff at the state Department of Regulation and Licensing have begun to review roughly 300 e-mail complaints about doctors issuing excuse notes for protesters at the state Capitol over the weekend, officials said Tuesday.Complaints that name a specific doctor and the alleged violations of rules covered by their licenses will be forwarded to the...
  • Wisconsin Unions vs. The Tea Party: A Classic Double Standard

    02/22/2011 3:53:08 PM PST · by · 9 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Rich Noyes
    Last March, as thousands protested on Capitol Hill in the days before the passage of ObamaCare, CBS’s Nancy Cordes slammed it as “a weekend filled with incivility,” while World News anchor Diane Sawyer painted the Tea Party as a violent gang, with “protesters roaming Washington, some of them increasingly emotional, yelling slurs and epithets.” In August 2009, ABC anchor Charles Gibson complained how “protesters brought pictures of President Obama with a Hitler-style mustache to a town hall meeting,” failing to mention that the signs were produced by Lyndon LaRouche’s wacky left- wing fringe movement. Over the past several days, the...
  • Statehouse locks doors to keep out pro-union protesters (Ohio)

    02/22/2011 1:30:31 PM PST · by EBH · 36 replies
    (UPDATED AT 3:56 P.M.) Democratic legislative leaders in Ohio said Tuesday that they were prepared to ask a judge to force officials to unlock the doors to the Statehouse as thousands of union protesters gathered for a hearing on a bill that would strip public employees of collective bargaining rights. Ohio Public Safety spokesman Joe Andrews says about 1,000 people have been allowed into the Rotunda and Atrium for a committee hearing on the bill and additional visitors without appointments were turned away in the interest of safety. The heightened security came after a long President's Day weekend during which...