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  • Here’s Why Teachers Are Still Walking Out Despite $6000 Raises

    04/04/2018 7:53:12 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 93 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | April 2, 2018 | Kevin Whiteley
    Thousands of Oklahoma teachers walked out of school Monday and protested at the state capitol for higher salaries and increased funding. Oklahoma legislators approved a $6,100 raise for state teachers across the board in an attempt to evade the walk-out, but teachers proceeded with the protest, NBC News reported. “My niece sits on the floor in her middle school English class in Moore, Oklahoma, because they’re overloaded into the class and don’t have enough furniture,” Edmond Public Schools elementary teacher Carrie Akins told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “My son in ninth grade had to get an override on his...
  • Is It Time for California to Secede From the Union?

    03/09/2018 5:35:08 AM PST · by davikkm · 111 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    No, seriously, this is an important question. It’s like in a failing marriage: if things are beyond repair, after you’ve tried everything and nothing seem to work anymore, every day is exactly the same (nagging and fighting over any minute detail)and all that, it’s better for both spouses to go their separate ways, don’t you think? The marriage example in California’s case is pretty accurate, as the former Golden State is now boasting its open defiance against the law of of the land, in this case federal immigration laws. California’s defiant behavior finally determined that sleepy elf also known as...
  • Union for Broward Sheriff police force

    02/25/2018 6:45:25 PM PST · by Degaston · 11 replies
    What kind of service do we get from public employees when they belong to a Union?
  • White House mulls rollback of pro-union rule in federal contracts......

    02/14/2018 9:12:03 AM PST · by caww · 20 replies
    WAshington Examiner ^ | 2/13/2018 | by Sean Higgins
    At issue are “project labor agreements,” collective bargaining agreements unique to the construction industry that require companies to recognize unions and agree to their rules for a work project. Former President Barack Obama signed an executive order in 2009 encouraging federal agencies to require PLAs in contracts exceeding $25 million. Business lobbyists have been pushing the Trump administration to undo the rule. “We have had conversations with them on it and we think it is something that they are looking at,” Ben Brubeck, vice president of regulatory, labor, and state affairs for Associated Builders and Contractors, told the Washington Examiner.
  • What happened to the State of the Union address? [tr]

    01/30/2018 5:34:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 30, 2018 | Connor M. Ewing and Charles Zug
    On Tuesday night, President Trump delivers his State of the Union address, as have scores of presidents before him. But the performance likely won’t do what it was originally designed for: framing a productive debate between two branches of government about the nation’s direction. The State of the Union is in a state of decay, and has been since well before the age of Trump.
  • For me, tomorrow will be first State of Union in 9 years.

    01/29/2018 8:28:17 AM PST · by fishtank · 72 replies
    Here ^ | 1-29-18 | fishtank
    For me, tomorrow will be first State of Union in 9 years. I had no reason to watch the past 8 times.
  • Teacher who compared homosexuality to cancer has certificates suspended (NJ)

    01/07/2018 5:05:47 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 85 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | January 7, 2018 | Marissa Iati
    A former Union High School teacher who in 2011 called homosexuality a "perverted spirit" that "breeds like cancer" has agreed to a three-year suspension of her teaching certificates. The posts on Jenye "Viki" Knox's personal Facebook page eventually caused the special education teacher and faculty adviser to the school's Bible study group to resign. She later filed a federal lawsuit claiming school officials had violated her free speech and religious rights.
  • California Moves One Step Closer to Secession from the Union

    01/04/2018 6:44:16 AM PST · by davikkm · 65 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    Starting with the first day of 2018, California officially became US’s first and largest sanctuary state, as a brand-new sweeping immigration law started producing effects on Monday, January 1st. The new law dubbed SB54 passed through the state’s legislature back in September. After DEM Governor Jerry Moonbeam Brown signed it into law in October, we can safely presume that California just took one step closer to secession from the Union, and we are not mincing words here. The problem with SB54 is that California’s police will no longer be allowed to participate in federal immigration enforcement actions, nor to ask...
  • Leftist teacher confronts student in tense political debate — student shuts her down with facts.

    11/06/2017 11:29:29 PM PST · by Djl3668 · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1116 | Chris Enloe
    “A highly charged political debate between a student and his teacher is garnering a lot of attention. The video captured 10 minutes of the confrontation, though the student said the debate lasted longer. What happened? The video begins as the Latino student and his teacher debate about police brutality in America. The student cites facts — that black-on-black crime is more prominent and police shoot more white people — but the teacher simply dismisses the argument by criticizing him. “You’re clearly a radical, a conservative,” the teacher says. As the debate goes on, the student says he obtains his statistics...
  • Boycott AMAZON on Thanksgiving Day

    11/05/2017 9:37:28 PM PST · by budj · 51 replies
    People who work at Amazon | 11/5/2017 | self
    Butthead bezos and the offices will be closed on Thanksgiving, celebrating with their families. The warehouses will all be open and fully staffed all day and night - no celebration for the working people.
  • Becoming a Steelworker Liberated Her. Then Her Job Moved to Mexico.

    10/15/2017 7:40:23 AM PDT · by Theoria · 51 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 14 Oct 2017 | Farah Stockman
    The man from Mexico followed a manager through the factory floor, past whirring exhaust fans, beeping forklifts, and drilling machines that whined against steel. Workers in safety glasses looked up and stared. Others looked away. Shannon Mulcahy felt her stomach lurch. It was December 2016. The Rexnord Corporation’s factory still churned out bearings as it always had. Trucks still dropped off steel pipes at the loading dock. Bill Stinnett, a die-hard Indiana Pacers fan, still cut them into pieces. The pieces still went to the “turning” department, where they were honed into rings as small as a bracelet or as...
  • NFL, Players Union Meet to Discuss and Strategize Social Activism

    10/03/2017 7:19:37 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 122 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | Oct 3, 2017 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    With great sadness, we must report that the rumors the NFL was going to seriously entertain having an “Activist Awareness” month. In which the league would celebrate the protests of anti-American players, are apparently true. The National Football League has met with the players union, the NFLPA, to discuss the national anthem protests that have become a almost a staple of pregame ceremonies across the league.
  • Ex-Flight Attendant Accuses Southwest, Union of Religious Discrimination

    10/02/2017 5:47:58 AM PDT · by ptsal · 10 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Oct 02, 2017 | Bill McMorris
    A veteran flight attendant at Southwest Airlines says she was fired from her job after speaking out about her faith and criticizing her union. Charlene Carter of Aurora, Colo., filed suit against the company and union in a Texas federal court. She said her employment was terminated after she expressed her religious beliefs regarding abortion in Facebook posts and messages to union president Audrey Stone.**snip** and activity in opposition to Local 556." Carter criticized the union for using employee dues to fly two dozen officials and flight attendants to attend January's Women's March protest.
  • Sanders Scare-Quotes ‘Enemy’ in Describing Soviet Union During Foreign Policy Speech

    09/21/2017 4:03:51 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 8 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | September 21th 2017 | Charles Fain Lehman
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dao2ocR_cAc Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) seemed to think Thursday that describing the Soviet Union as an "enemy" deserved scare quotes in a speech on foreign policy. Sanders delivered a speech on his vision of "progressive foreign policy" at Westminster College. "I was Mayor, as some of you may know, of the city of Burlington, Vermont, in the 1980s, and that was a time when the Soviet Union was our ‘enemy'," Sanders said, emphatically flexing his fingers to suggest his disagreement with the labeling. Sanders was elected mayor of Burlington running against the incumbent Democrat; while in office, he self-styled...
  • Two couples start a huge brawl in a Walmart while their kids try to stop it (GREAT VIDEO AT LINK)

    09/18/2017 11:05:54 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 82 replies
    A brawl was captured on video of two couples fighting in a New Jersey Walmart on Saturday while their young children look on in horror and try to stop the fight. The two sides appear to be a woman and man both wearing black tops versus another couple in red and burnt yellow shirts. As they beat on each other, two little girls can be seen trying to stop the chaos and hit on one of the women to stop while crying. A woman in a pink jacket steps in the middle of the brawl and screams at the parents...
  • No rules for Congressional Federal Credit Union (CFCU)- George Webb advised

    08/30/2017 2:52:53 PM PDT · by wtd · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 30, 2017 | Dave Action is Acting Out
    No rules for Congressional Federal Credit Union - George Webb advisedNOTE: Listen to the audio - the visuals are not directly related. The information is presented in a sarcastic tone. If I'm not mistaken, this is the voice of Dave Acton, brother of George Webb. Here is a transcript of this three minute video/audio clip. Here's that famous Armageddon beer commercial. Oh, this is Dave, by the way. Oh, hey! Do you want to send money to a terrorist organization? How about $165,000? Wouldn't it be great if we could all get together and support terrorism? That would be...
  • Southern Secession Was One Thing-The War To Prevent It Was Another

    08/25/2017 10:16:25 AM PDT · by SurfConservative · 131 replies
    Mises.org ^ | August 24, 2017 | Ryan McMaken
    There's an old saying that "he who distinguishes well teaches well." In other words, if one's going to talk about an important subject, one should be able to define his terms and tell the difference between two things that are not the same. This wisdom, unfortunately, is rarely embraced by modern pundits arguing about the causes of the American Civil War. A typical example can be found in this article at the Huffington Post in which the author opines: "This discussion [over the causes of the war] has led some people to question if the Confederacy, and therefore the Civil...
  • Govt. Union Rep: Employees Only Have To Be “Available To Work” To Get Paid

    08/22/2017 7:02:11 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | August 22,2017 | Jazz Shaw
    t’s not just the VA where we’re having trouble cutting out the deadwood, however. This report from the Washington Post has at least one real eye opener in it. The head of the Treasury has been made aware of problems at the Patent and Trademark Office. Over there, a number of workers were found to be falsifying their time reporting, billing the government for hundreds of thousands of dollars for time not worked. In some of the most severe cases, workers put in two hours of time, then had the audacity to charge the government for a full day plus...
  • A July 4th trip on New Jersey's Revolutionary War trail

    07/02/2017 9:28:34 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies
    star ledger ^ | 07.01.17 | Mark Di Ionno
    Welcome to Independence Day weekend, New Jersey. It's a time to cast aside all the aspersions brought on by the Turnpike's industrial corridor and celebrate our proud Revolutionary War history. Simply put, New Jersey, more than any other state, was the place where the battle was fought, nearly lost, and ultimately won. With a four-day holiday weekend, it's a chance to make a historic scavenger hunt to put New Jersey's legacy in perspective. That is, if the state lawmakers can play nice on the budget impasse and get the parks they're supposed to run reopen. Here are some stops along...
  • What to do with a broken Illinois: Dissolve the Land of Lincoln

    06/22/2017 7:40:38 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 63 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 20 JUN 17 | By John Kass•Contact Reporter
    llinois is like Venezuela now, a fiscally broken state that has lost its will to live, although for the moment, we still have enough toilet paper. But before we run out of the essentials, let's finally admit that after decade upon decade of taxing and spending and borrowing, Illinois has finally run out of other people's money. Those "other people" include taxpayers who've abandoned the state. And now Illinois faces doomsday. So as the politicians meet in Springfield this week for another round of posturing and gesturing and blaming, we need a plan. And here it is: