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  • Rodney King, key figure in LA riots, dies at 47

    06/17/2012 12:46:41 PM PDT · by lbryce · 38 replies
    AP ^ | June 17, 2012 | Christopher Weber
    Rodney King, the black motorist whose 1991 videotaped beating by Los Angeles police officers was the touchstone for one of the most destructive race riots in the nation's history, was found at the bottom of his swimming pool early Sunday and later pronounced dead. He was 47. King's fiancée called 911 at 5:25 a.m. to report that she found him in the pool at their home in Rialto, Calif., police Lt. Dean Hardin said.
  • Riots Follow ‘New Democracy' in Egypt

    05/28/2012 11:02:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    inn ^ | 5/29/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Scenes of last year’s anti-Mubarak uprising returned to Cairo’s Tahrir Square Monday as thousands rioted, some of them torching the headquarters of presidential candidate and former prime minister Ahmed Shafik. No deaths were reported and there were few injuries, in sharp contrast to last year’s demonstrations in which Mubarak’s security forces shot protesters on the spot. Shafik and Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi emerged as the winners in the first round of voting, the first time Egyptians have been able to vote in a presidential election that was not rigged. However, the presence of Shafik as one of the two...
  • FBI Seeks To Charge George Zimmerman With Hate Crime

    SANFORD, Fla. — WFTV has learned charges against George Zimmerman could be getting more serious. State prosecutors said Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman, profiled and stalked 17-year-old Trayvon Martin before killing him, so the FBI is now looking into charging him with a hate crime. Zimmerman admitted to killing Martin in February during a confrontation. However, he claims the shooting was in self-defense. He's facing a second-degree murder charge, which carries a maximum possible sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. In the meantime, FBI investigators are actively questioning witnesses in the retreat at the Twin Lakes neighborhood,...
  • German Police Clash With Muslim Rioters

    05/05/2012 11:59:23 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/5/12
    German police clashed on Saturday with Muslim protesters who were demonstrating against an anti-Islam protest in Bonn. Riots broke out when police attempted to break up the Muslim group, which was protesting against the far-right demonstrators, who displayed anti-Islamic caricatures during their protest. The anti-Muslim demonstration was sponsored by the Pro Germany Citizens' Movement, which accuses Muslim immigrants of attempting to change German culture and law to accommodate them, against the wishes of the German...
  • Occupy's Descent Into Mobbery Threatens Democracy

    05/02/2012 2:13:20 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 4 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2 May 2012 | Editorial
    The Left: After a day of mayhem, Occupy protesters have shown themselves to be little more than a dangerous mob. Democrats coddle them even as their outrages escalate. Criminal behavior has no place in a democracy. After turning New York and other cities' public parks into open sewers with their extended camp-outs last year, the left-wing protestors of Occupy had little more to do than look for ways to remain relevant after public sentiment turned on them, crowds thinned and donations dried up. By descending into a mob that is the antithesis of democracy, they found one. May Day arrived...
  • Occupy's Descent Into Mobbery Threatens Democracy

    05/02/2012 2:13:16 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2 May 2012 | Editorial
    The Left: After a day of mayhem, Occupy protesters have shown themselves to be little more than a dangerous mob. Democrats coddle them even as their outrages escalate. Criminal behavior has no place in a democracy. After turning New York and other cities' public parks into open sewers with their extended camp-outs last year, the left-wing protestors of Occupy had little more to do than look for ways to remain relevant after public sentiment turned on them, crowds thinned and donations dried up. By descending into a mob that is the antithesis of democracy, they found one. May Day arrived...
  • Oakland May Day protest triggers arrests and tear gas

    05/01/2012 3:13:35 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 4 replies
    KTVU.com ^ | 1 May 2012 | KTVU And Wires
    An Occupy Oakland May Day protest reeled out of control Tuesday as police fired tear gas into the unruly crowd and made several arrests. Protesters began gathering around 9 a.m. in downtown Oakland and took to the streets, blocking traffic on several streets as they marched. < p/> Around noon, several hundred protesters gathered in an intersection in front of City Hall where a confrontation with police began. In a matter minutes, tears gas was fired into the crowd as tension rose and riot-geared police began making arrests. Police were forced to Taser at least one demonstrator to take him...
  • What Is The Consequence Of Printing Money That Nobody Wants? (Lock Your Door)

    05/01/2012 5:31:48 AM PDT · by blam · 6 replies
    Sovereign Man ^ | 5-1-2012 | Tim Price
    What Is The Consequence Of Printing Money That Nobody Wants? (Lock Your Door) by Simon Black April 30, 2012 London, England [Editor's note: Tim Price, a frequent Sovereign Man contributor and Director of Investment at PFP Wealth Management in London, is filling in for Simon today.] In a week that saw Britain slide into its first double-dip recession since 1975, we quite fittingly also saw evidence of the sort of insular bigotry and protectionist narrow-mindedness that one associates with that same ugly, painful decade, when Barry Sheerman, Member of Parliament, said: “I’m getting increasingly worried about the free movement of...
  • Bob Tur, the L.A. Riots’ Eye in the Sky, on Reginald Denny & More (re Rodney King verdict)

    04/28/2012 7:41:38 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 30 replies
    daily beast ^ | 4-2012 | DeLuca
    (VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH BOB TUR AT THE LINK) Bob Tur, the L.A. Riots’ Eye in the Sky, on Reginald Denny & More by Matthew DeLuca Apr 26, 2012 9:00 PM EDT Bob Tur invented the news helicopter—and used it to film the beating of Reginald Denny on live TV. He tells Matt DeLuca about his strange souvenir, his wife's warning, and more. Well before the Los Angeles riots broke out on April 29, 1992, Bob Tur knew what was missing from television news: images. Footage of what was happening as it was happening. Not shot from a news van or...
  • French presidential candidate launches ‘Ni*gas in Paris’ Ad campaign

    04/25/2012 11:25:47 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/23/2012 | Taylor Bigler
       French Socialist presidential candidate François Hollande debuted a campaign video set to Jay-Z and Kanye West’s hit song, “Ni*gas In Paris.” The video, which translates in English to “48 Hours with François Hollande,” features the candidate making campaign stops and his supporters excitedly talking about him. While there are moments of the song that are blocked out with audio clips from his speeches and supporters, most of the song’s extremely explicit lyrics (“ni**a,” “motherf***er,” “s**t,” to name a few) are still in tact. Although the song is in English, the explicit words are hardly new to French ears.  “48...
  • Jail Lockdown After Race Riot

    04/25/2012 6:03:28 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 31 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 04/25/12 | Friends of Ours
    The 4th Ave Jail in Maricopa County, AZ is on lockdown after "a large scale fight involved 25 Hispanic and black inmates broke out" yesterday as reported by KSAZ: "the Mexican Mafia inmates are allegedly putting out orders to all Hispanic inmates to refuse to be housed with black inmates and to beat them up." The racial tension between Latino and black gang members has been a long-standing problem for prison officials across the country. Earlier this year 300 inmates were involved in a race riot at Kern Valley State Prison in Delano, CA after members from Southern Hispanics and...
  • Homes abandoned amid riot warnings in Chicago

    04/21/2012 6:20:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 80 replies
    WND ^ | April 21, 2012 | Aaron Klein
    In a sign of what may be coming, residents of a Chicago condo building located near the site of next month’s NATO summit have been asked to leave for the event or risk being caught in a storm of rioters. WND first reported in August 2011 that radicals, some with ties to President Obama, were planning to riot during the NATO summit. FOX Chicago News reported the people living in the 17-floor Library Tower building at 520 South State Street were warned in a letter from condo management that “we are STRONGLY recommending that all residents find places to stay...
  • Chicago condo residents warned to leave during NATO summit

    04/21/2012 3:52:35 PM PDT · by matt04 · 14 replies
    Residents of a Chicago condo whose building will be in the eye of the NATO storm are being warned that they should move out for the weekend or risk being trapped inside by rioters. The people living in the 17-floor Library Tower building at 520 South State Street were warned in a letter from condo management that "we are STRONGLY recommending that all residents find places to stay during the conference from May 18 through May 21." ... The condo is hiring two off-duty police officers to provide security; those cops will be armed. "In the event of a riot...
  • George Soros predicts riots, police state and class war for America (from the architect himself)

    04/07/2012 11:42:25 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 61 replies
    RT.com ^ | 25 January, 2012
    George Soros, Chairman of Soros Fund Management (AFP Photo / Brendan SMIALOWSKI) Billionaire investor George Soros has a new prediction for America. While it might be as dire as it gets for the financial wiz, this bet concerns more than just the value of the buck. According to Soros, there's about to be an all-out class war.Soros, 81, previously bet against the British pound in the early 90s and made $1 billion off its collapse. In the years since, he’s remained active in investing, but also in advocacy. He’s helped keep Wikipedia afloat thanks to impressive contributions and through...
  • As Expected – Land Day Turns Violent

    03/30/2012 5:24:16 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/3/12 | Gabe Kahn
    Land Day turned violent Friday when Arabs began hurling Molotov cocktails and stones at soldiers near the Kalandia checkpoint north of Jerusalem. The riots began after Friday afternoon Muslim prayers – often a starting point for violence – when dozens of masked Arab youths began rioting at the checkpoint. Soldiers responded with teargas and deployed the "Skunk" – a vehicle loaded with canons spraying a noxious-smelling liquid. A machine that transmits high frequency sound waves was also employed. Israel Radio reported several protesters were lightly injured in the clashes and taken to the hosptial. Hamas parliament member Ahmed Atoun was...
  • The Coming Conflict Between Those Who Produce And Those Who Take

    02/25/2012 2:57:29 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies
    The Economic Policy Journal ^ | 2-25-2012 | Robert Wenzel
    The Coming Conflict Between Those Who Produce And Those Who Take Robert WenzelFebuary 25, 2012 The conflict is coming to America, as a result of too much taxation and too much giveaways. Pat Buchanan explains: The family, cinder block of society, is disintegrating, and along with it, society itself. Writes [Robert] Rector, "The welfare system is more like a 'safety bog' than a safety net." Heritage scholars William Beach and Patrick Tyrrell put Rector's numbers in perspective: "Today ... 67.3 million Americans – from college students to retirees to welfare beneficiaries – depend on the federal government for housing, food,...
  • Obama apologizes for Quran burning in Afghanistan

    02/23/2012 12:15:51 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 23, 2012 | AMIR SHAH and PATRICK QUINN
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- President Barack Obama apologized Thursday for the burning of copies of the Muslim holy book at a U.S. military base this week, as violent protests raging nationwide led a man dressed in an Afghan army uniform to kill two U.S. troops. The Afghans' furious response to the Quran burning - three days of riots in several cities nationwide - reflected the anger at what they perceive as foreign forces disrespect for Afghan laws and culture.
  • NATO Apology as ‘Koran Burning’ Riots Continue

    02/21/2012 3:40:40 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/2/12
    Thousands of Afghani citizens rioted outside a NATO base near Kabul on Tuesday over reports that foreign soldiers had attempted to burn copies of the Koran. Rioters threw stones, burned tires, and fired in the air. Troops fired rubber bullets, injuring one. United States General John Allen announced an inquiry into the alleged Koran burning incident, and said any attempt to burn the Koran was accidental. Copies of the Koran were reportedly nearly burnt when sent to a garbage dump along with refuse...
  • Athens - The Morning After: 48 Buildings On Fire, 150 Looted, Hundreds Arrested

    02/13/2012 5:56:19 AM PST · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | February 13, 2012 | Tyler Durden
    Greece: once the origin of Western civilization. Now, a burned-down debt penal colony owned by Goldman Sachs... There is a silver lining to Athens' ever uglier transition to a third world country: the massive GDP boost that awaits it as it sets off to fix broken windows and burned down buildings. In fact, we eagerly await Krugman's OpEd praising some of the more recent developments out of Greece in the past 48 hours. Granted, the country will need to get even more bailout funding from the Troika for said GDP boost to occur, but who cares about details anymore. From...
  • Are George Soros, The IMF And The World Bank Purposely Trying To Scare The Daylights Out Of Us?

    01/24/2012 5:55:52 PM PST · by blam · 36 replies
    TEC ^ | 1-25-2012 | Michael T Snyder
    Are George Soros, The IMF And The World Bank Purposely Trying To Scare The Living Daylights Out Of Us? Michael SnyderJanuary 25, 2012 Over the past couple of weeks, George Soros, the IMF and the World Bank have all issued incredibly chilling warnings about the possibility of an impending economic collapse. Considering the power and the influence that Soros, the IMF and the World Bank all have over the global financial system, this is very alarming. So are they purposely trying to scare the living daylights out of us? Soros is even warning of riots in the streets of America....
  • Pepper spray, cops follow Air Jordan clash in Savannah

    12/24/2011 11:34:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Augusta Chronicle / The Associated Press ^ | December 24, 2011 | Constance Cooper
    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The release of Nike’s newest basketball shoe sparked violence in Savannah on Friday A crowd waiting to get in Oglethorpe Mall to buy Air Jordans was pepper sprayed by mall security, according to Savannah-Chatham police, and two men were robbed of their new Air Jordans at Savannah Mall. The Air Jordan 11 Retro “Concord” was released to the public overnight, selling for $180. The release brought crushing crowds across the country and multiple arrests...
  • Silly me, I didn’t realise the rioters were victims

    12/05/2011 2:51:14 PM PST · by yank in the UK · 14 replies
    Telegraph ^ | Philip Johnston
    Common sense is turned on its head as the Left finds its usual excuses for the thugs who ran riot in London, Manchester and Birmingham. Well, that didn’t take long – just four months to turn the summer rioters from the scum of the earth into victims.
  • Governments Request “Contingency Planning For Extreme Scenarios - Rioting And Social Unrest”

    11/27/2011 5:08:42 PM PST · by blam · 41 replies
    TSHTF Plan ^ | 11-27-2011 | Mac Slavo
    Governments Request “Contingency Planning For Extreme Scenarios Including Rioting And Social Unrest” Mac Slavo November 27th, 2011 SHTFplan.com The writing is on the wall. If you can’t read it, then you’re going to have a problem – very soon. It was in early 2009 that we first warned our readers of the coming wave of riots and social unrest that would envelop the globe. Nearly three years on we’re seeing a progressive increase in tension among those affected by deteriorating economic conditions and the trend towards social unrest seems to be accelerating. Absolutely nothing has been resolved in terms of...
  • Black Friday Violence Reported at Stores Across the Country as Sales Soar

    11/25/2011 5:36:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Despite a lagging economy and high unemployment rates, retailers are reporting this year is one of the best for sales, with 152 million shoppers expected to hit stores this Black Friday. Early reports suggest that bigger crowds were found at the nation's malls and stores as retailers like Macy’s and Target opened their doors at Midnight. It what seems to be a burgeoning Black Friday tradition, reports of violence erupted throughout the country....
  • Live Feed From The Protester Occupied Electric Power Company In Athens (Greece)

    11/22/2011 4:24:00 PM PST · by dynachrome · 2 replies
    zerohedge.com ^ | 11-22-11 | Zero Hedge
    As was reported yesterday, while nobody gives a rat's behind about events in Greece any more now that the focus is completely on Italy, Spain, Belgium, Austria, and France, or in other words, the core, things in Greece have been getting far worse since the so called coalition government was implemented. As AP reported recently, "protesting power and municipal workers blockaded several state electricity company buildings around Greece Monday, in protest at an emergency property tax being collected through electricity bills. Members of an electricity workers' union cut off power last week to the Health Ministry for four hours, and...
  • Is this history repeating?

    11/16/2011 5:11:36 PM PST · by 1raider1 · 41 replies
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    Tonight, I was watching an old Christmas rerun of "Wagon Train" . I was curious about the historical accuracy of some of the carols they were singing so I went to Wikipedia. I know that some things on that site are not to be trusted, but here goes anyway. While reading about Christmas in the US, I found an entry that stated that Christmastime riots were a common feature of the early decades here and they were essentially for the same reasons we are seeing the current demonstrations such as Occupy Wall Street. That is, a perceived unfair distribution of...
  • Riots show danger of deifying a coach

    11/10/2011 1:12:59 PM PST · by Colofornian · 46 replies
    Fox Sports.com ^ | Nov. 10, 2011 | Dan Wolken
    We forget sometimes how insular the world of a college campus can be, how the social and ethical culture of the place often has little relationship to what goes on outside those gates. ...Penn State’s board of trustees should be applauded for making this move now and not at the end of the season... ...it was clear from the bizarre tone of the news conference with board of trustees vice chairman John Surma and the ensuing mayhem on campus that the provincial Penn State community doesn’t understand why Paterno had to go. ...this is what happens when football defines a...
  • Nebraska Regent Fears For Player, Fan Safety at Penn State Game

    11/10/2011 9:10:29 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 60 replies · 2+ views
    Sports Illistrated ^ | 11-10-11 | SI/AP
    <p>LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- A University of Nebraska regent says he fears for the safety of the Cornhuskers' football traveling party and fans at Saturday's game at Penn State. He wants assurances a security plan is in place to protect them.</p>
  • Greeks claim having found Alexander the Great’s tomb, Ark of the Covenant

    11/09/2011 5:11:12 PM PST · by Winstons Julia · 92 replies
    Focus ^ | 09/11/11 | staff
    Athens. It is believed that the tomb of Alexander the Great and the Ark of the Covenant have been found on the Greek Island of Thasos, announced Russian Grekomania.ru, which is information partner of the Greek Minister of Culture and Tourism.
  • This Is Only Just The Beginning

    11/06/2011 10:04:57 AM PST · by blam · 15 replies
    TEC ^ | 11-4-2011
    This Is Only Just The BeginningNovember 4,2011For a long time, there have been those that have warned that economic riots are coming to this nation. Anger and frustration with the economy and with our financial system have grown to unprecedented levels, and this has fueled the rise of the various protest movements that we have seen over the last couple of years. People are fed up and they want solutions. Unfortunately, anger and frustration can express themselves in dangerous and unpredictable ways. What we have seen in Oakland, in Seattle and in other major U.S. cities this week is only...
  • Press Should Occupy History Books Before Protest Coverage

    11/04/2011 8:40:07 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 5 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/4/2011 | Chris Stirewalt
    The California-as-Greece meme picked up steam this week when Oakland turned into the poor man’s Athens – clashes with police, protesters shutting down the city’s port (one of Oakland’s few remaining economic engines) and calls for a general strike. And there is a genuine danger for California, which has come upon some very hard times. The state is utterly broke and likely past its ability to increase revenue through tax increases. Wealthy individuals and businesses are fleeing the state for spots in Texas and across the West. New taxes would only worsen the trend. California Democrats were able to resist...
  • Occupy protests go from peace to "chaos" (Port of Oakland "effectively shut down.")

    11/03/2011 8:28:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    (VIDEO AT LINK) OAKLAND, Calif. - A protest that shut down the Port of Oakland to show the broadening reach of the Occupy Wall Street movement ended in violence when police in riot gear arrested dozens of protesters overnight who broke into a vacant building, shattered downtown windows, sprayed graffiti and set blazes along the way. --snip-- Protesters also threw concrete chunks, metal pipes, lit roman candles and molotov cocktails, police said....
  • Malloy declares state of emergency

    10/29/2011 6:11:10 PM PDT · by matt04 · 29 replies
    Winter Storm Alfred delivered an early blast of heavy, wet snow on Saturday that knocked out power to more than a half million homes. Gov. Dannel Malloy declared a state of emergency and said power could take days to be restored in some parts of the state. He also said that one person was killed in a storm-related crash in Colchester and a Connecticut State Police Trooper was injured in a different crash. "We would like people to stay off the roads as much as possible," said Malloy. Connecticut State Police said motorists traveling on Connecticut's roads need to be...
  • Greece adopts austerity bill amid protests (union rules changed, abbrogates agreements two years)

    10/21/2011 10:12:06 AM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 11 replies
    The parliament approved a painful set of austerity measures on Thursday, defying violent protests in central Athens and a general strike which shut down much of the country. The government won the parliamentary vote with 154 votes in favor and 144 against, despite the decision by one deputy in the ruling party to oppose one article in the package. The victory should ensure the European Union and International Monetary Fund release a vital 8 billion euro loan tranche which the government needs to keep paying its bills past November. The mix of deep pay and pension cuts, tax hikes and...
  • Charlotte Cops Preparing For Potential Riots Ahead of Dem. Convention

    10/20/2011 12:21:33 PM PDT · by Baladas · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 20, 2011 | Becket Adams
    Police forces in Charlotte, NC, are preparing for unruly crowds when the 2012 Democratic National Convention comes to town, according to recent reports. “Charlotte’s police department is already stocking up on riot gear and training officers in riot-control techniques in preparation for the event,” Newser reports. Although the city already has a few hundred trained riot police, they have decided to recruit almost every one of them for intensive riot training—just in case. So what goes into “intensive” riot training? “It’s a very controlled, measured response with a lot of practice,” said Deputy Chief Harold Medlock. Medlock is overseeing the...
  • VADUM: Marxist mobocracy

    10/15/2011 7:13:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 14, 2011 | Matthew Vadum
    Abraham Lincoln rightly denounced the “mobocratic spirit.” James Madison considered it the sa- cred duty of government to protect property rights from the violent whims of the mob: “That is not a just government, nor is property secure under it, where the property which a man has in his personal safety and personal liberty, is violated by arbitrary seizures of one class of citizens for the service of the rest.” Lincoln and Madison would not have looked kindly upon the pro-redistributionist political street theater under way in urine- and garbage-saturated urban parks across the nation. In an insult to the...
  • Rush: Obama Setting Up Country For Riots

    10/11/2011 1:28:04 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 54 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 11, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    As we hear who's behind OWS.. The next question is 'why?' As is so often the case, Rushbo has some answers: "This thing just didn't bubble up out of nothing. We now find out George Soros money is behind this, and there's no doubt in my mind that the White House is behind this.  I wish I could tell you who, but a very prominent person asked me to never mention his name in this regard, but for months he has been telling me, "You watch, Rush, do not doubt me," he said to me, "Obama is setting up riots. He...
  • Nestle chief warns rising prices could spark new food riots

    10/10/2011 5:45:14 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 5:03 PM on 9th October 2011 | By Emily Allen
    The head of the world's biggest food company has warned rising food prices could trigger food revolts like they did in 2008. Swiss giant Nestle Chairman Peter Brabeck told an Austrian newspaper rising prices were a product of a growing world population, the rise of a middle class in countries like India that is keen to eat more meat, and the increasing demand for water. Comparing the situation to 2008 when food riots took place in many countries Mr Brabeck said: 'The situation is similar. This has become the new reality.' The riots three years ago were triggered when the...
  • Nazi occupation of Wall street by liberal fascist parasite bums

    10/10/2011 3:42:04 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 15 replies
    youtube ^ | Mainestategop
    All over america, bums illegal aliens Islamic Jihadists moochers pedophiles drunks addicts anarchists and other low life bottom feeders who make up the scum of society have been rallying and demanding the end of capitlism and freedom and in place a socialist dictatorship. Their unacceptable demands include a 20$ minimum wage, the collapse of our system, environmental laws, open borders, government restrictions on constitutionally guaranteed free speech/press and gun ownership and solidarity with Islam. With few exception the police have been quiet and done nothing when these gatherings spread into private property and/or become violent. Nudity, drug activity and public...
  • Washington's Air & Space museum shut after protesters storm in (off-shoot protest targets drones)

    10/08/2011 10:38:32 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    MSNBC ^ | October 8, 2011 | news services
    Washington's National Air and Space Museum was closed Saturday afternoon after sign-wielding demonstrators tried to storm the building on the National Mall. At least one person was pepper sprayed when the crowd pinned a guard against a wall and another guard came to his rescue, Smithsonian spokesperson Linda St. Thomas told NBC station WRC. "You cannot bring that stuff in the museum under any circumstances," St. Thomas told WRC. Protesters included people from the October 2011 Stop the Machine group and Occupy D.C., an offshoot of the larger Occupy Wall Street movement in New York. ......Ann Wilcox, a lawyer working...
  • The Wall Street Riots and Obama's Relection Campaign (it's going to get very bad)

    10/06/2011 1:06:36 PM PDT · by Scythian · 92 replies
    Maybe you've already figured this out, but in case you haven't here is what I am thinking that these "Wall Street Riots" are all about. The unions are being used to organize these riots. They are going to become full-on riots like are ongoing in Greece. They are coming to every major city and they're are plenty of unemployed to fill streets, and a lot of thugs in the mix to boot. The rioting is going turn very serious and deadly. Meanwhile, Obama is busy blaming the GOP "filthy underserving rich" to the Banks and Wall Street and the reason...
  • Moody’s Downgrades Italy By Three Notches

    10/04/2011 6:53:06 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/04/11
    Moody’s Downgrades Italy By Three Notches /snip Here’s the Moody’s report: Moody’s Investors Service has today downgraded Italy’s government bond ratings to A2 with a negative outlook from Aa2, while affirming its short-term ratings at Prime-1. The rating action concludes the review for downgrade initiated by Moody’s on 17 June, 2011. The main drivers that prompted the rating downgrade are: (1) The material increase in long-term funding risks for euro area sovereigns with high levels of public debt, such as Italy, as a result of the sustained and non-cyclical erosion of confidence in the wholesale finance environment for euro sovereigns,...
  • Frances Fox Piven: "We Desperately Need A Popular Uprising" (video)

    10/02/2011 5:19:35 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 41 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 2, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    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 true, then these people who are...
  • PA: Obama will be responsible for failure of peace process (Outreach Alert)

    09/22/2011 9:50:46 AM PDT · by mojito · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/22/2011 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    US President Barack Obama will be held responsible for the failure of the Middle East peace process, members of the Palestinian Authority delegation to the UN General Assembly meeting in New York charged on Thursday. The latest allegation came as the PA called for anti-Obama demonstrations in protest against his opposition to the Palestinian statehood bid. Dozens of Palestinians answered the call on Thursday, demonstrating against Obama in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The protesters carried signs with anti-Obama slogans and some burned pictures of the US president, Army Radio reported. The officials said that relations between the PA...
  • Reuters: Greece to cut pensions over 1,200 Euros per month by 20%

    09/21/2011 9:42:16 AM PDT · by library user · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 21, 2011 | Staff
    Reuters: Greece to cut pensions over 1,200 Euros per month by 20% Just a headline for now. Gotta be a lot of people collecting more than 1,200 Euros per month. My guess is that if the rioting hasn't started (again) it will shortly.
  • Bellevue v. Bloomberg over riot predictions(NY)

    09/17/2011 6:45:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 16 September, 2011 | Dave Workman
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg stepped a bit out of character Friday morning when he predicted that there could be riots in the streets if the federal government doesn’t “get serious” about creating jobs. Mayor Bloomberg warned Friday there would be riots in the streets if Washington doesn't get serious about generating jobs. "We have a lot of kids graduating college, can't find jobs," Bloomberg said on his weekly WOR radio show. "That's what happened in Cairo. That's what happened in Madrid. You don't want those kinds of riots here."—New York Daily News Quick to react was the Bellevue-based Citizens...
  • IDF Prepares to Call Up Reserves

    09/14/2011 11:46:57 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/9/11 | Chana Yaar
    he Israel Defense Forces are preparing for the possibility of Palestinian Authority Arab riots beginning September 20, when the PA will bring its statehood bid to the United Nations. Israel's military will begin to call up its reserves, probably starting this Sunday, September 18, sources said Thursday. Arutz Sheva has been informed that the residents of the Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria have warned the Arab residents of PA-controlled areas that if they approach the security fences surrounding their towns, the response will be “unequivocal.” The warning comes in the wake of threats by PA Arabs to march on...
  • 'Robin Hood' aims at Wall Street next - Constitution and Capitalism

    09/14/2011 11:50:25 AM PDT · by SaraJohnson · 1 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 9/12/11 | Aaron Klien
    Rewriting the U.S. Constitution. Imposing a "Robin Hood tax" on most financial transactions worldwide with the goal of taking from the "rich" to give to the "poor." Giving the Federal Reserve permission to regulate interest rates on savings accounts. These are just some of the policies endorsed by a group backing a "Day of Rage" targeting Wall Street and U.S. capitalism this Saturday. Read more: 'Robin Hood' aims at Wall Street next http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=344285#ixzz1XxCr8vNi -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 'Robin Hood' aims at Wall Street next 'Day of Rage' targets capitalism, demands new U.S. Constitution -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: September 12, 2011 2:56 pm Eastern By...
  • Obama's 2012 Campaign Strategy: War?

    09/06/2011 11:37:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 7, 2011 | Jay Clarke
    A new war that threatens to unravel American society may be brewing. The war has already been openly and publicly declared. Not by a foreign enemy or even a terrorist organization, but by members of the United States Congress. By union leaders. And by the vice president of the United States. Even while successfully implementing the most radical leftist agenda this country has ever known, Barack Obama, the Messiah of the radical, socialist left, has taken some big body blows. Frustrated, disillusioned, and angry, the liberal wing of the Democratic party is becoming unhinged day by day as they witness...
  • Will Leftists' Attempt to Ignite America Create a Spark? (Sept. 17th riots?)

    09/06/2011 3:23:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 6, 2011 | Rachel Marsden
    A "flash point" in law-enforcement terms is "a point at which someone or something bursts suddenly into action or being." One such point sits just ahead on the horizon in America, with various leftists and anarchists preparing to mobilize all their reserves for a burst into action beginning on and around Sept. 17. The goal appears to be to bring the Arab Spring and European-style mob action stateside. While various websites related to the events call for "peaceful" protests against government and business, the website names contain words such as "rage" and "revolution." What is their purpose? Frankly, it doesn't...