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  • Occupy Ports: West Coast occupiers unite (Will try to shut down numerous W. Coast ports)

    12/09/2011 10:47:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies · 1+ views
    The Global Post ^ | December 9, 2011 | Stephanie Rice
    OAKLAND — As anti-Wall Street protesters attempt to regroup and settle in for winter after a series of police raids that stripped much of the movement of its signature camps, protesters on the West Coast are staging a comeback. On Dec. 12, Occupy movements from Seattle to San Diego say they will shut down their local ports, temporarily stopping the flow of capital on the West Coast. Organizers say they aim to disrupt the business of the “1 percent” — in this case, the corporations that own shipping terminals and do business at the ports. If successful, shutting down the...
  • 'Forced Unionization' Brings In $28 Million For SEIU ... And Climbing

    12/09/2011 11:52:02 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/8/2011 | Jack Spencer
    The “take” so far from Michigan's forced unionization of supposed home health care workers for the Service Employees International Union is $28 million. That tally is going up on a monthly basis. The overwhelming majority of these dollars can be used for almost anything the SEIU desires, including advertising, issue advocacy, lobbying, get out the vote efforts and other political purposes. According to the Michigan Department of Community Health, the amount of "dues" taken out of subsidy checks that go to "home health care workers'” checks and passed on to the SEIU so far is as follows: 2007: $5,040,263 2008:...
  • 'Take Back the Capitol' protests at lawmakers' offices (All Libs and Union Peasants)

    12/06/2011 2:08:41 PM PST · by tobyhill · 6 replies
    cnn ^ | 12/6/2011 | cnn
    Dozens of protesters staged sit-ins in front of lawmakers' offices Tuesday and several hundred more camped out on the National Mall as part of a new movement calling itself "Take Back the Capitol." U.S. Capitol Police said one person was arrested for unlawful entry at the office of Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Missouri. Borrowing language from the Occupy movement and drawing demonstrators "from Occupy sites from coast to coast," the movement says its goal is to affect congressional legislation. "For far too long, Congress has been catering to the 1% instead of representing the 99%," the movement says on its website,...
  • 'Forced Unionization' Brings In $28 Million For SEIU ... And Climbing

    12/08/2011 8:04:50 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/8/2011 | Jack Spencer
    The “take” so far from Michigan's forced unionization of supposed home health care workers for the Service Employees International Union is $28 million. That tally is going up on a monthly basis. The overwhelming majority of these dollars can be used for almost anything the SEIU desires, including advertising, issue advocacy, lobbying, get out the vote efforts and other political purposes. According to the Michigan Department of Community Health, the amount of "dues" taken out of subsidy checks that go to "home health care workers'” checks and passed on to the SEIU so far is as follows: 2007: $5,040,263 2008:...
  • 'Forced Unionization' Brings In $28 Million For SEIU ... And Climbing

    12/07/2011 9:25:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/7/11 | Jack Spencer
    The “take” so far from Michigan's forced unionization of supposed home health care workers for the Service Employees International Union is $28 million. That tally is going up on a monthly basis. The overwhelming majority of these dollars can be used for almost anything the SEIU desires, including advertising, issue advocacy, lobbying, get out the vote efforts and other political purposes. According to the Michigan Department of Community Health, the amount of "dues" taken out of subsidy checks that go to "home health care workers'” checks and passed on to the SEIU so far is as follows: 2007: $5,040,263 2008:...
  • Tax Playas' Revolt(SEIU parasites invade D.C. video)

    12/07/2011 4:00:53 PM PST · by all the best · 6 replies
    youtube ^ | December 6. 2011
    A colossal mountain (500lbs?) informs us as to why she and her cohorts are trying to see Senator Mario(sic) Rubio. She should be poster child for what Obama and the Dems intend for America. It will make you laugh and/or angry. Wish every American could see this. One question. How does someone so down and out manage to gain and maintain those 100's of extra pounds. Keep in mind that she votes.
  • SEIU Sends #OccupyCongress to Invade the Hill

    12/07/2011 9:51:56 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Big Government ^ | 12/7/11 | Scott Shapiro
    Sources on Capitol Hill tell Big Government that SEIU has organized a major effort to ‘Take Back the Capitol’ this week with a collective of community, labor and Occupy groups that are dedicated to “show Congress what democracy looks like, shine a light on corporate greed and the human suffering it has caused, and demand justice for the 99%.” According to Congressional sources, Occupy protestors have been visiting one Congressional office after another and demanding to speak with representatives while loitering in their waiting rooms and chanting. ‘Trackers’ are also being spotted roaming the hills of various Congressional buildings.
  • Tennessee family home burns while firefighters watch

    12/06/2011 4:33:24 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 228 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Dec. 6, 2011
    A Tennessee couple helplessly watched their home burn to the ground, along with all of their possessions, because they did not pay a $75 annual fee to the local fire department. Vicky Bell told the NBC affiliate WPSD-TV that she called 911 when her mobile home in Obion County caught fire. Firefighters arrived on the scene but as the fire raged, they simply stood by and did nothing. "In an emergency, the first thing you think of, 'Call 9-1-1," homeowner Bell said. However, Bell and her husband were forced to walk into the burning home in an attempt to retrieve...
  • Former Union Chief Andy Stern Praises Crony Communism

    12/05/2011 8:00:09 AM PST · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 5, 2011 | IBD staff
    Economic Systems: The former head of the Service Employees International Union says capitalism is on the ash heap of history and sees China as our role model. We have seen his future, however, and it doesn't work. President Obama once reportedly told aides, according to the New York Times, that things would be easier if he were president of China. Presumably he meant there would be no pesky things like a Congress, free elections and a free press to deal with. Former SEIU chief Andy Stern, who may still hold the record for visits to the White House under this...
  • Judge grants reprieve to 372,000 on cuts in in-home care

    12/01/2011 9:06:59 PM PST · by SmithL · 14 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 12/1/11 | Bob Egelko
    A federal judge has apparently granted at least a temporary reprieve to 372,000 elderly and disabled Californians who faced a 20 percent cut in their in-home care on Jan. 1. U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken of Oakland issued a temporary restraining order Thursday that prohibits the state from taking any immediate steps to carry out the reductions — in particular, from mailing out notices to all recipients, starting next week. Wilken said a lawsuit by disability-rights groups and other advocates raised “serious questions” about whether the cuts would violate federal health and disability laws by forcing recipients into nursing homes....
  • China's Superior Economic Model

    12/01/2011 7:18:48 AM PST · by SueRae · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/1/2011 | Andy Stern
    Andy Grove, the founder and chairman of Intel, provocatively wrote in Businessweek last year that, "Our fundamental economic beliefs, which we have elevated from a conviction based on observation to an unquestioned truism, is that the free market is the best of all economic systems—the freer the better. Our generation has seen the decisive victory of free-market principles over planned economies. So we stick with this belief largely oblivious to emerging evidence that while free markets beat planned economies, there may be room for a modification that is even better." The past few weeks have proven Mr. Grove's point, as...
  • Minnesota child care providers sue to block unionization election

    11/29/2011 5:32:32 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 11 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-29-11 | doug belden
    Dayton, a Democrat, ordered the election two weeks ago so that providers could vote on whether to be represented by a union in "meet and confer" talks with the state. The order allows in-home providers who participate in state-subsidized Child Care Assistance Programs to vote on whether to be represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) or the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), depending on where in the state their business is. Ballots are scheduled to be mailed Dec. 7 to about 4,300 of some 11,000 in-home providers in Minnesota. They would be counted Dec....
  • Richmond City Audits Local Tea Party After Standoff with Mayor (preferential treatment of OWS)

    11/29/2011 8:20:26 AM PST · by Mamzelle · 25 replies
    Big Government-Brietbart ^ | 11/29/11 | Colleen Owens
  • U.S. Supreme Cour to hear case of National Right to Work vs SEIU

    11/21/2011 5:12:03 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 10 replies
    National Right To Work Legal Defense Foundation, Inc - Email | 11/21/2011 | Mark Mix
    Your National Right to Work Foundation is headed back to the United States Supreme Court... and the union bosses are in full panic. The Supreme Court announced last week that it will hear oral arguments on January 10 in Knox v. Service Employees International Union Local 1000, a case brought by Foundation attorneys. Fearing an embarrassing loss, union lawyers have now begged the Supreme Court to toss out the case after offering to pay back all of the money to objecting employees. Simply put, we caught the union bosses red-handed. Big Labor desperately wants to sweep the case under the...
  • Left-wing organizing kingpin: Tea partiers out-organized Occupy Wall Street

    11/25/2011 3:40:30 AM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/24/2011 | Michael Volpe
    In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) founder and Service Employees International Union organizer Wade Rathke acknowledged that the tea party movement has been more effective than Occupy Wall Street in influencing American politics. Rathke was unequivocal about the Occupy movement, telling The DC that “in no way has it had the political impact that the tea party movement has.” Yet because Occupy organizing is “still in its embryonic stages” while tea partiers have been organizing for more than two years, he cautions that “comparing the tea party movement to OWS...
  • Malkin: Obama's Half-Billion-Dollar Crony Drug Deal

    11/16/2011 12:10:47 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 15 replies
    GOPUSA.com ^ | November 16, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    What do you get when you mix Democratic fat-cat donations, Big Labor favors, pharmaceutical lobbying and Beltway business as usual? Answer: another toxic half-billion-dollar Barack Obama-approved crony deal. Move over, Solyndra. Here comes Siga-Gate. This latest Chicago-style payoff on your dime involves a dubious smallpox drug backed by a liberal billionaire investor, along with a former union boss who was one of the White House's most frequent visitors. They're the "1 percent" with 100 percent immunity from the selectively outraged Occupier mobs that purport to oppose partisan government bailouts and handouts to privileged corporations. Ronald Perelman is the New York...
  • McCaskill asks for investigation into Obama administration’s sole-source vaccine contract

    11/24/2011 3:33:27 PM PST · by ColdOne · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/24/11 | Will Rahn
    Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, has asked The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to review the Obama administration’s award of a $443 million sole-source contract to a company owned by a major Democratic donor. The Los Angeles Times reported earlier this month that the Obama administration has taken unusual steps to procure an experimental smallpox vaccine from a company owned by a major Democratic donor despite concerns from some experts that such a drug was unnecessary and would not be effective. Citing “serious questions” about the contract, the Los Angeles Times reported that McCaskill has asked the...
  • Joe Soucheray: Dayton rewards unions, at our expense

    11/23/2011 5:35:55 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 2 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-23-11 | joe soucheray
    We have been given expensive ringside seats to quite a public backscratching. Unions - AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, and SEIU, Service Employees International Union - have been patting their old pal, Governor Dayton, on the back and saying, "You can do it" and "Atta boy, go get 'em." And lo, Dayton, who is beholden to unions, looked out his window one day and decided he saw some people he could bring into the collective fold. Now, how the governor has the constitutional authority to order anybody to take a vote on joining a union...
  • Occupy Oakland keeps fires burning & is joined by UC students, labor and bank protesters in SF

    11/18/2011 6:13:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Freedom Socialist Party ^ | November 18, 2011 | Toni Mendicino
    The second week of November was a week of demonstrations in California’s Bay Area with the Occupy Movement throwing its weight behind student, staff and faculty fighting assaults on public education. Occupy Oakland Resurgent The week began with a wee-hours defense of Occupy Oakland. Three unionists from FSP responded to a call to amass at “Oscar Grant” Plaza where the encampment was threatened with another police raid. There, our trio joined other labor activists to form a picket line in the street in front of the tents—a first line defense. Present were unionists from Oakland Education Association, ILWU, SEIU, AFT,...
  • SEIU Members Continue to Stand With Occupy Protesters

    11/16/2011 8:31:23 PM PST · by Rabin · 12 replies
    Service Employees International Union (SEIU) ^ | Tuesday, November 15, 2011 | Marcus Mrowka
    "The brave students, unemployed Americans, families and others Occupying Wall Street …. There's an economic emergency in America, and it's time for dramatic action to get our leaders to stand with the 99% instead of the 1%. "That's why on November 17th, SEIU members will be marching arm in arm with… the 99% protesting the failure of politicians in Congress to pass a (POTS latest) jobs bill. This movement of the 99% is only beginning. We will not rest..