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  • Union Goon-Squad "THUGs" Own Pennsylvania (Literally)

    03/19/2014 6:01:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    A "goon-squad" group named The Helpful Union Guys (THUG), members of Ironworkers Local 401 set fires, started riots, and took crowbars to the competition in an effort to protect union jobs. THUGs stalked women, took baseball bats to a Toys R Us site, and even torched a Quaker meetinghouse that dared to use non-union labor. Philly.Com reports 10 leaders of Ironworkers Local 401 charged in racketeering indictment. They called themselves "the Helpful Union Guys" - "THUGS" for short - and woe awaited any contractor who dared cross them by hiring non-organized workers. For, federal authorities alleged Tuesday, this "goon squad"...
  • Feds raid Ironworkers Union headquarters; 10 arrested

    02/18/2014 3:10:31 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 28 replies
    PHILADELPHIA - February 18, 2014 (WPVI) -- Federal authorities have arrested ten members of the Ironworkers Union for what is being called violent intimidation. The United States Attorney in Philadelphia released a sweeping indictment Tuesday of Ironworkers Local Union 401, which is based in Northeast Philadelphia. Ten members, including the union's top leadership, have been arrested. Only Action News was there Tuesday morning as FBI agents raided the union headquarters, carting off boxes of documents linked to the investigation.
  • Archaeology dig may uncover nation's earliest free African-American settlment

    08/05/2013 2:19:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    In Easton, Md., an untold story of free African-Americans is being discovered through bits of glass, shards of pottery and oyster shells. Piece by piece, archaeologists and historians from two universities and the community are uncovering the history of The Hill, which they believe is the earliest settlement of free African-Americans in the United States, dating to 1790. Treme, in New Orleans, is recognized as the oldest free black community in the nation, dating to 1812. But researchers say that could change based on findings from the Easton dig. "It's not just a black story. It's an American story," said...
  • Liberty for the Amish & Quakers but not Catholics. . .

    01/28/2012 1:58:36 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Domine, da mihi hanc aquam! ^ | January 27, 2012 | Fr. Philip Neri Powell, OP, PhD
    In the editorial below, Archbishop Dolan makes an excellent point.  The gov't respects the religious consciences of a number of Christian groups in the US by exempting them from otherwise obligatory laws.  Why is it so difficult for B.O. to respect our 2,000 year old tradition of calling abortion murder and refusing to pay for it?   ObamaCare and Religious Freedom How about some respect for Catholics and others who object to treating pregnancy as a disease? By [Archbishop] TIMOTHY M. DOLAN Religious freedom is the lifeblood of the American people, the cornerstone of American government. When the Founding...
  • "OccupiersDC" Occupy Olney For An Hour - Week 299, Oct. 15, 2011

    10/20/2011 4:05:07 PM PDT · by trooprally · 5 replies
    The old hippie lib Quackers did what was expected of them - They have been to another anarchist protest. They were pawns, sheeple, morons in a movement that they think they understand. The only way the real organizers behind the occupiers could get big enough crowds is to get every lib, leftists and anti-American group possible to show up. BUT, there is hope for our future if we can hold the line.This week our daughter and 3 of our grand kids were in Olney to help out. Our patriots extent across 7 decades - from our 9 year old granddaughter...
  • American Legion is Back - Olney, MD Week 296, 9-24-11

    09/28/2011 5:44:58 PM PDT · by trooprally · 13 replies · 1+ views
    After several weeks of having other commitments, The American Legion presence was once again felt on the corner. Joining us were Glenn (USMC - Iwo Jima), Dave (Army - WWII) and friend Janet, and Halsey (USMC - Korea). Glenn has been on sick leave for about 4 weeks but made it back as soon as he felt better. 6 other Patriots in Olney this Saturday include Lurkers Bill & Jim, Fraxinus, GunsAreOK, [Mrs] Trooprally and myself Altogether there were 10 patriots supporting our troops. Pics by [Mrs] Trooprally BELOW: Glenn, Janet and Dave taking up position on our left flank....
  • Zealots made to call off 9/11 celebration

    09/12/2004 9:28:17 PM PDT · by fuzzy122 · 3 replies · 483+ views
    The Sunday Times - Britain ^ | September 12, 2004 | Nick Fielding and Abul Taher
    Zealots made to call off 9/11 celebration Nick Fielding and Abul Taher The Sunday Times - Britain September 12, 2004 ISLAMIC extremists were forced to call off a London conference commemorating the third anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on America yesterday when the owners of the venue cancelled the booking after consulting police.
  • The MAC is BACK and Sailor Gives Olney Navy Flag: Weeks 202 & 203, Olney, MD 11-21 & 28 -09

    12/17/2009 5:35:08 PM PST · by trooprally · 10 replies · 778+ views
    Dec. 17,2009
    WEEK 202: NOV. 21,2009 The MAC is BACK, the iMacMan that is. iMacMan is someone I consider a cold weather FReeper. His retirement keeps him away from Olney during the warmer months. While iMacMan didnt bring his cameras today, he takes some of the best pictures of our passing supporters that I know of. And then the edits he does are great. To those who know cameras, I do not, he sets his cameras on wide lens and then with one push of the button, gets 6 frames shot. BELOW: Several of iMacMans neat pictures. Did I forget to mention...
  • SNOWY SATURDAY FREEP: Week 204, Olney, MD Dec. 05, 2009

    12/09/2009 1:31:28 PM PST · by trooprally · 10 replies · 853+ views
    Dec. 09,2009
    Nope, you did not miss Weeks 202 and 203. This Saturdays Support the Troops Rally was so neat that I had to do it now. While our snowy Saturday morning is nothing compared to what the mid-west or northeast is getting, we were out there. Roll call of this weeks 7 patriots includes Legionnaires Halsey (Korea - USMC), Lurker Bill and Cindy_True_Supporter, Fraxinus, GunsAreOK, [Mrs] Trooprally and myself. Videos by [Mrs] T. Because of the weather conditions, and the construction removing the concrete walk where we put together our banners on wet days, we only put up the flags on...
  • Quaker group stops certifying marriages until gay marriage legal

    12/07/2009 5:16:54 PM PST · by Salman · 21 replies · 1,282+ views
    Minnesota Public Radio ^ | December 7, 2009 | Madeleine Baran
    St. Paul, Minn. A group of Twin Cities Quakers has decided to stop signing marriage certificates for opposite-sex couples until the state legalizes gay marriage. "We're simply trying to be consistent with the will of God as we perceive it," said Paul Landskroener, clerk of the Twin Cities Friends Meeting, in an interview with MPR's All Things Considered on Monday. The congregation will continue to hold both opposite-sex and same-sex weddings at its meeting house, but will no longer sign the legal marriage certificate for opposite-sex couples. Instead, couples will need to have the certificate signed by a justice...
  • PLAYING CATCH UP: Weeks 200 & 201, Olney, MD Nov. 07 & 14, 2009

    11/30/2009 5:10:48 PM PST · by trooprally · 3 replies · 543+ views
    Fall painting, raking leaves, winterizing the summers motorized yard equipment, cutting and splitting firewood - then theres every day work if one has it, to pay the bills. And before I know it, the Olney AARs are 3 weeks behind. So heres the oldest two weeks. I have something special for Weeks 202 and 203 so they will be separate AARs. Pictures for both weeks are by [Mrs] T. WEEK 200, Nov. 07,2009 Roll call of this weeks 11 patriots includes Legionnaires Glenn (WWII - Marines), Halsey (Korea - USMC), Dennis (Korea - Army), Carl (Vietnam - Army), Lurkers Bill...
  • Great Pumpkin, Legionnaires vs the Quakers: Week 199, Olney, MD 10-31-09, Op Infinite FReep

    11/06/2009 7:12:16 AM PST · by trooprally · 7 replies · 684+ views
    Nov. 06,2009
    Sidebar Mods, the Quakers have a sign openly saying this is them in the last posted pic. So hopefully you wont remove this thread. Yep, even though the GREAT PUMPKIN couldnt personally be on the corner (must have been resting up for the evening,s Halloween), he sent us a personal message, held by Cindy_True_Supporter (BELOW) And the Legionnaires were also there, all in their Legion jackets (BELOW). Pictured are (L-R): Janet (Adopted Legionnaire), Dave, Cindy_True_Supporter, Halsey, Carl, Glenn and [Mrs] T. And then there were the rest of us. BELOW LEFT: Cindy_True_Supporter and Fraxinus. BELOW RIGHT: Lurker Bill BELOW: And...
  • Climate Change Finally Makes It To Olney: Weeks 197 & 198, Olney, MD 10-17 & 24 -09

    10/29/2009 4:58:19 PM PDT · by trooprally · 20 replies · 971+ views
    Oct. 29,2009
    Climate Change finally made it to the Olney area, especially Week 197. WEEK 197, Oct. 17,2009Week 197s roll call in Olney of 9 Patriots includes Legionnaires Glenn (USMC, WWII), Dave (Army, WWII) and friend, Janet, Halsey (USMC, Korea), Carl (Army, Vietnam Era), Lurker Bill, Cindy_True_Supporter, [Mrs] Trooprally and myself. Pictures this week are by [Mrs] T. Moonbats: 1, and she left early. But we couldnt blame her. Weather dropped into the 40s with rain on Friday and the rain and cold continued into Saturday. Dave had to stay in the car while Janet gave her time on the corner. Carl...
  • PeeWee Football and Corner Make Over Continues: Weeks 195 & 196, Olney, MD 10-03 & 10 -09

    10/16/2009 4:48:43 AM PDT · by trooprally · 3 replies · 565+ views
    Oct. 16,2009
    Definition of PEEWEE FOOTBALL - Best Watch In The World!!More in a minute. WEEK 195, Oct. 03,2009While the Trooprallys were in NC visiting their son and his family, a group of 6 Patriots held down the corner in Olney. Roll call includes Legionnaires Bob (WWII), Jack (Coast Guard, Korea), Lurker Bill and FReepers Cindy_True_Supporter and FraxinusPictures for Week 195 are by Lurker Bill. BELOW LEFT: Construction continues around Cindy_True_Supporter and Fraxinus. As construction continues, we are figuring how to best put up our flags and banners. BELOW RIGHT: Bob and Jack help hold down the corner. BELOW: Charlie is back...
  • Another Legionnaire Passes and Corner Gets Make Over: Weeks 193 & 194, Olney, MD 09- 19 & 26 -09

    10/02/2009 1:19:39 PM PDT · by trooprally · 9 replies · 1,068+ views
    Oct. 02,2009
    As we gathered Oct. 19 for Week 193, Post Commander Halsey came with the sad news. Another Legionnaire, Francis, had passed away the night before. He seemed in good health for a WWII vet but his heart just gave out. Francis was the Post treasurer for as long as any one could remember and a good supporter of our Saturday morning Support the Troops Rallies. He would come, spend about half an hour with us and then head out to see his wife. She had advance alzheimers and didnt know Francis anymore. But off he went anyways to see her...
  • Olneys 912 Support the Troops Rally, Legionnaires Hold the Corner: Week 192, Olney, MD 09-12-09

    09/23/2009 4:39:03 PM PDT · by trooprally · 14 replies · 1,049+ views
    Sept. 23,2009
    While the FReepers from Olney were enjoying ourselves at the Capitol on 9-12, the Legionnaires were holding down the Patriot's Corner in Olney. In fact, they out numbered the Quakers in Olney, 7 to their 6. And No. 6 was iffy. He stood talking with the moonbats but never held a sign. This weeks honor roll call of includes Legionnaires Ed (Army, WWII), Glenn (USMC, WWII), Dave (Army, WWII) and friend, Janet, Halsey (USMC, Korea), Carl (Army, Vietnam) and Bill, (Army - Vietnam). The below pictures are from previous FReeps or this past Saturdays FReep. BELOW LEFT: Halsey, Janet and...
  • GRAND SLAM AAR - Some Home Run Neat Pictures: Wks 188 to 191, Olney, MD 08-15/09-05-09 PIC HEAVY

    09/19/2009 3:57:34 PM PDT · by trooprally · 10 replies · 1,280+ views
    Sept. 19,2009
    For FOUR weeks the patriots at Olney have supported our troops. With this Home Run of a report of four weeks, it is a GRAND SLAM of some real neat pictures. WEEK 188, Aug. 15 roll call of our 7 Patriots include Lurker Bill and FReepers Cindy_True_Supporter, Fraxinus, GunsAreOK, Sensei Ern, [Mrs] Trooprally, aka [Mrs] T, and myself, [Mr] T. WEEK 189, Aug. 22 roll call of our 8 Patriots include Legionnaires Dave (Army WWII) and his friend, Janet, Halsey, (USMC, Korea), Lurker Bill and FReepers 3DJoy, Cindy_True_Supporter, [Mrs] Trooprally, aka [Mrs] T, and myself, [Mr] T. WEEK 190, Aug....
  • 2-4-6-8-Who do the Moonbats Depreciate? Our Troops: Wk 187, Olney, MD 8-08-09 Op Infinite Freep

    08/14/2009 7:52:43 AM PDT · by trooprally · 11 replies · 1,182+ views
    August 14,2009
    Hate to give these 8 moonbats top billing but their new signs and lack of another catchy title warrants it. Now Im just warranting it, not guaranteeing it, so next week we should be back on track. Yep, the moonbats are getting braver with their signs. Braver? Maybe just sheeply emboldened with Obambi leading the way. And there were 8 of the Quackers out today BELOW. We had 8 also. For the last several weeks weve been out numbering them. BELOW The moonbats signs. Impeach them both is replaced by Prosecute the Torturers. Ya, as if Obambi will go into...
  • Homes For Our Troops by Dunkin Donuts: Weeks 185 & 186, Olney, MD 07-25/08-01-09 - Op Infinite FReep

    08/13/2009 5:36:10 AM PDT · by trooprally · 16 replies · 1,274+ views
    Aug. 13,2009
    Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins is doing something for our wounded warriors. Homes For Our Troops is sponsored by Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins. Their corporate sponsors are listed HERE. Corporations publicly supporting our troops, putting money where their mouth is. Too many people and corporations say they support our troops but not many of them actually do, or marginally donate. We were handed some pamphlets on the Homes for our Troops from a passing motorist. He turned the corner, stopped at the curb and handed us several pamphlets. Week 185 roll call of our 9 1/2 Patriots include Legionnaires Carl (Army WWII) and...
  • Quakers 'to allow gay marriages' (UK)

    08/02/2009 4:27:32 PM PDT · by Salman · 20 replies · 861+ views
    BBC ^ | 30 July 2009 | BBC
    One of the UK's oldest Christian denominations - the Quakers - looks set to extend marriage services to same-sex couples at their yearly meeting later. The society has already held religious blessings for same-sex couples who have had a civil partnership ceremony. But agreeing to perform gay marriages, which are currently not allowed under civil law, could bring the Quakers into conflict with the government.