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  • Drivers, Pay Attention

    05/21/2017 10:58:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 120 replies
    The Intelligencer (Wheeling News-Register) ^ | May 20, 2017 | Heather Ziegler
    Please stop, I silently beg the three drivers heading down the on ramp to Interstate 70 from Washington Avenue. I’m driving parallel to them at 55 mph with a line of traffic behind me. I have my turn signal on signifying that I’m getting off at the exit just west of that on ramp. I cannot slam on my brakes and stop on the highway to allow these drivers to merge into my lane. Yet they keep coming down the ramp toward me. Fear has crept into my throat and I cannot scream if I wanted to. Don’t they understand...
  • Disorder erupts on Philly streets outside DNC

    07/26/2016 7:55:20 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/26/16 10:18 PM EDT | DARREN SAMUELSOHN and KATIE GLUECK
    PHILADELPHIA — Protests outside of the Democratic National Convention turned chaotic and veered into violence Tuesday night in Philadelphia, with at least one fistfight breaking out... Vincent McGrath, a 56-year-old retiree and Hillary Clinton supporter, was sitting on top of a Camaro convertible holding "Blue Lives Matter" and Clinton signs. Several protesters went right up to him, middle fingers extended, and hurled insults. "Get a job," McGrath responded... A Philadelphia police officer on the scene, and one of the protesters' legal advisers, both said at least four arrests had been made by nearly 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, though the Philadelphia...
  • Finally, hundreds of cabbies ticketed for shutting down NYC streets during Ramadan

    06/28/2015 1:51:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 6/28/15 | Pamela Geller
    People have written me for years about how NYC Muslim cabbies shut down these streets and police do nothing. Under both de Blasio and Bloomberg as well. But if you jaywalk, deBlasio sics the cops on you. I have been reporting on this repeatedly: NYC Traffic Snarled By Muslim Cabbies Stopping To Pray Finally. Equality for all before the law. But that’s not how Muslims see it — it is seen through their supremacist prism: “I can’t help but to think they are being prejudiced. They don’t understand. We have to be here.” Uh, no, you have to obey the...
  • The Greek food brawl: Hundreds fight each other for free vegetables on the streets of Athens

    02/06/2013 7:11:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/6/13 | Sara Malm
    Hundreds of people were fighting eachother on the streets of Athens during a food giveaway, prompting an outcry over the growing desperation created by economic crisis. Farmers protesting against government cuts gave away 50 tonnes of free vegetables and fruit in the Greek capital earlier today, causing chaos in the streets as impoverished and hungry people elbowed their way to the stalls. Startling images of Greeks struggling to seize bags of tomatoes and leeks thrown from a truck outside the Agriculture Ministry have sparked further debate about poverty in the debt-ridden nation. ‘These images make me angry.
  • BREAKING: Anarchists Take To Streets In Milwaukee

    06/06/2012 4:45:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    Bretibart ^ | 6/6/12 | staff
    Unhappy with the results of last night's peaceful, orderly exercise of democracy, the anarchists associated with the occupy movement took to the streets of Milwaukee tonight for an impromptu march. Exclusive video from Breitbart News' Jeremy Segal shows the march in its inception. As of 7:05 ET, there was one arrest reported. Developing...
  • J Street’s ‘I am the future of Israel’ campaign

    02/23/2012 12:18:19 PM PST · by Nachum
    JTA ^ | 2/23/12
    J Street, ahead of its March conference, which follows hard upon the annual AIPAC conference, has released a campaign that in some ways would not be out of the place at AIPAC. AIPAC is chockablock with video testimonials like these, and it dotes on young faces and voices, like this one does. But it's more than just style: The speakers, explaining why they are "the future of Israel," adopt arguments not out of place at an AIPAC conference: One cites J Street as a tool in countering anti-Israel activity on his campus; another says she hopes to make aliya. A...
  • What the Storming of the British Embassy In Teheran Tells Us

    11/29/2011 10:46:47 AM PST · by nuconvert · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Fox ^ | Michael Rubin
    Hardline Iranian students stormed the British embassy in Tehran this morning, smashing windows and burning the British flag. The students, protesting the latest British sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic as a result of its nuclear defiance, demanded Tehran break relations with London. Rather than protect the embassy, Iranian security forces charged with its protecting simply stood aside suggesting official endorsement of the act. The attack on the embassy follows the Iranian parliament’s decision on Sunday to downgrade relations with Great Britain and expel the British ambassador. That vote was 179 in favor of downgrading relations, and four against with...
  • 'Occupy Oakland' demonstrators take to the streets

    10/25/2011 8:06:12 PM PDT · by califamily4W · 15 replies
    abc7news ^ | 10-25-11 | abc
    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Police have blocked off Broadway in Oakland and told protesters taking part in this evening's "Occupy Oakland" march that they have five minutes to disperse. Several hundred "Occupy Oakland" protesters were marching from the main branch of the Oakland Public Library to City Hall to retake the space they were evicted from early this morning.
  • Occupy Wall Street's Anti-Semitic Origins

    10/18/2011 3:24:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Yid With Lid ^ | 10/18/11 | Jeff Dunetz
    When it comes time to discuss Israel, Adbusters finds a way to describe the Jewish State in the most offensive of terms. While not specifically mentioning Jews, Adbusters substitutes other terms to make false and border-line anti-Semitic comments, or trying to set up the Jews/Israel as the scapegoat for America's problems. From an article called Revolution in America: Not content with stripping us as citizens of our sovereignty, our corporate-backed rulers have instituted a foreign policy that delights in permanent war and international instability. From cynically squandering billions of dollars of taxpayer money each year in gifts to the apartheid...
  • They're our streets. It's our money. So why isn't it our decision?

    09/28/2011 5:42:26 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 1 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-28-11 | Joe Soucheray
    The residents, quaintly enough also known as taxpayers, don't want that island. They have formed their own ironic offspring known as Local Taxpayers for a Livable Community, distinguished from TLC by the fact that they are not funded but, in fact, are the funders. My hope for LTLC is that they are not too late in the sense that a wild horse has already left the barn. Let us understand our civics, shall we? The people who pay the bills, the taxpayers, watch, seemingly helplessly, as millions of dollars in federal funds - their money - is won by outfits...
  • Learning Something from the Streets?

    08/11/2011 12:16:51 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/11/2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Thousands of pages have already been written in explication of the British rioting and (quite lesser incidence of) American flash mobbing. If one combines these analyses with direct news accounts, op-eds, Youtube confessionals, and official government pronouncements describing constantly changing strategies, I think one can draw three disinterested conclusions. 1. Material well-being is now defined in relative rather than absolute terms. That is, poverty means lacking the opportunities afforded the 21st-century upper middle classes, not in being deprived, in a Dickensian sense, of food (obesity, not hunger, is a Western epidemic), shelter, hot water, or access to transportation. 2. There...
  • More than 100,000 take to streets across Israel in largest housing protest yet

    07/30/2011 11:25:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 7/30/11 | Ilan Lior , Gili Cohen , Jack Khoury, Nir Hasson, Yanir Yagna and Eli Ashkenazi
    More than 100,000 people took to the streets Saturday to protest the spiraling costs of living in Israel. Marches and rallies took place in eleven cities across the country, with the largest ones taking place in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Be'er Sheva and Haifa. The protesters chanted "the people demand social justice" and "we want justice, not charity." The biggest protest was in Tel Aviv, where tens of thousands march from HaBima Square to the Tel Aviv Museum. "We are very happy to see the Israeli people go out into the streets," said Yonatan Levy, one of the organizers. "We were...
  • French strikes: 3.5 million take to streets to protest pension reform

    10/12/2010 3:48:38 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 12 October 2010 | Henry Samuel in Paris
    More than three million people took to the streets of France in protest at pension reforms, with distant echoes of May 1968 as students and schoolchildren swelled numbers to record highs.
  • Wall Street’s Engines of Profit Are Slowing Down

    09/19/2010 9:54:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9/19/10 | Nelson D. Schwartz
    Inside the great investment houses on Wall Street, business has taken a surprising turn — downward. Even after taxpayer bailouts restored bankers’ profits and pay, the great Wall Street money machine is decelerating. Big financial institutions, including commercial banks, are still making a lot of money. But given unease in the financial markets and the economy, brokerages and investment banks are not making nearly as much as their executives, employees and investors had hoped. After an unusually sharp slowdown
  • Report Of Suspicious Device On Bus Closes Portsmouth Streets

    05/06/2010 10:33:18 AM PDT · by OCCASparky · 35 replies · 866+ views ^ | 6 May 2010
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- Portsmouth Bus Incident Several streets in Portsmouth have been blocked off after a report of a suspicious device on a bus. Police said the incident involved a Greyhound bus that was en route from Portland, Maine, to New York. A 911 call was received at about 11:15 a.m. from someone on the bus reporting a possible suspicious device. Police said the area around Hanover, High and Market streets was closed. News 9 reported that 17 passengers were still on the bus, but the bus driver had left the bus. There have been reports of a possible hostage...
  • Lesson from the street: Don’t back down (Chicago)

    02/20/2010 12:26:09 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies · 738+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 21, 2010 | Azam Ahmed
    Brandon Barnes and Derri Enoch squared off in the center of the street, their faces knotted with anger. Barnes, tall and slender, raised his fists and promised to level his close friend with a shot to the jaw. Enoch dropped his hands and dared him to do it. The fight, which began as boyish horseplay outside a West Side community center, had turned serious. A crowd of friends tried unsuccessfully to intervene. The grabbing, choking and slamming continued, neither Barnes nor Enoch willing to let it go. After 15 minutes, the pair settled against a parked car, their heavy breath...
  • J Street's Spiritual Conceit

    10/27/2009 7:26:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 157+ views
    INN ^ | 10/27/09 | David M. Weinberg
    American Muslim leaders at the J Street Conference this week know exactly what J Street's real agenda is: bringing about a distancing in US-Israel relations and besmirching the mainstream Jewish community, under the guise of morality and justice. The pious spiritual claptrap that characterizes J Street's conference in Washington this week is both a conceit and a new form of Jewish apostasy. Conference speakers earnestly broadcast their "profound" Jewish and "spiritual" identities in order to besmirch the mainstream Jewish community and engender a distancing in US-Israel relations. This certainly does not fool the American Muslim leaders who are speaking at...
  • Citizens Beautify Streets of Abu T’shir

    01/19/2009 11:44:15 AM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 324+ views
    An Iraqi citizen participates in local community efforts to clean and repair their neighborhoods and communities in the Abu T'shir community of the Rashid District in southern Baghdad, Jan. 17, 2009. Photo by Staff Sgt. Brent Williams, 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs. FOB FALCON — Local Iraqi citizens initiated beautification efforts in the communities of Abu T’shir, Hadar and Saha, sweeping up trash and debris and making basic repairs to sidewalks in the neighborhoods of southern Baghdad’s Rashid district during the month of January. The current security situation in Baghdad provides Iraqis in Abu T’shir the opportunity to beautify their...
  • Italy: Proposed fines for Muslims sparks controversy

    07/08/2008 1:50:06 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 17 replies · 106+ views
    AKI ^ | 7 July 2008 | Staff
    The President of the northern Italian city of Milan, Filippo Penati, has triggered widespread debate with a controversial proposal to fine Muslims who pray on the streets outside the city's mosque. According to authorities, the number of people praying on the sidewalk creates traffic and obstacles for pedestrians in the area surrounding the Viale Jenner mosque, a converted garage. "Article 190 of the law regarding the obstruction of streets should be applied immediately," said Penati. "I do not know or understand why the law has not been applied before," he said. "The municipality of Milan should apply the law and...
  • Solar Lights Make Baghdad Market Safer for Shoppers

    12/25/2007 9:10:53 AM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 97+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Mike Pryor
    BAGHDAD — Until recently, the Rabi fish market – a thoroughfare crowded with little shops and stands in northeast Baghdad – cleared out when the sun went down. But these days, things are different. Thanks to the illumination provided by rows of new, solar-powered streetlights, vendors can continue to ply their wares and shoppers can keep browsing the shops for hours after night has fallen. The new lights were supplied by the 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment – the U.S. unit responsible for security in Rabi - as part of an ongoing effort to revitalize the market area....