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  • Us vs. Them: The Idle Rich vs. the Working Rich

    05/10/2011 9:39:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | May 10, 2011 | Frank J. Fleming
    Compared to 100 years ago, we are all fabulously rich. And we owe it all to the working rich who created it. Don’t you hate those rich people who inherited all their wealth? They were just born into privileged circumstances and did absolutely no work to earn it. And still, that’s never enough for such greedy individuals, and they constantly seek more and demand to have everything they want handed to them.It’s a bitter, craven existence, and that sense of entitlement and wanting to just take from others does nothing but hurt this country. And if anyone deserves to be...
  • Somali pleads guilty to piracy

    08/27/2010 3:21:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    UPI ^ | 8/27/2010
    NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A Somali man Friday pleaded guilty in federal court in Norfolk, Va., to attacking the USS Ashland in the first successful U.S. piracy prosecution in 150 years. Jama Idle Ibrahim told the court he believed the Ashland was a merchant vessel he could hold for ransom. The ship was attacked April 10 in the Gulf of Aden. "Today marks the first conviction in Norfolk for acts of piracy in more than 150 years," U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride said. "Modern-day pirates must be held accountable and will face severe consequences." Ibrahim, also known as Jaamac...
  • U.S. Steel to idle 7 of 12 coke batteries

    03/13/2009 7:05:25 AM PDT · by RS_Rider · 30 replies · 935+ views
    The Tribune-Review ^ | 03-13-2009 | Unlisted
    Temporary layoffs for 77 employees will result from U.S. Steel Corp.'s plan announced last month to shut down three of the 12 coke batteries at its Coke Works in Clairton, according to a notice the company filed with the state. The Downtown-based steelmaker said Thursday it also plans to idle four coke batteries due to economic conditions and cutbacks in steel production. In the state notice, the company said the shutdown of three batteries and associated layoffs will take place March 22 or later. Spokeswoman Erin DiPietro declined to say when the four other batteries would be idled, or how...
  • American Idle

    02/21/2009 7:00:46 PM PST · by Inkie · 4 replies · 654+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 21, 2009 | Christopher Brownwell
    President Obama is auditioning American Idle contestants. These non-producers of our society stole the show at his town meeting in Ft. Meyers, Florida on February 10, 2009. It was like watching a Saturday Night Live skit when a parade of sad sacks asked for handouts. Henrietta Hughes tearfully begged the President for a car, a kitchen and a bathroom. Julio Osegueda, overcome in spontaneous euphoria, asked the president what his plans are for giving him better benefits at his job for McDonald's. A man, who was recently laid off and receiving the forced generosity of the American people through his...
  • Tories Sack MP Who Attacked 'Idle' Black Troops

    03/08/2007 3:06:42 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 456+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-8-2007 | Sally Peck
    Tories sack MP who attacked 'idle' black troops By Sally Peck Last Updated: 7:45pm GMT 08/03/2007 A Conservative front-bencher who accused "idle and useless" ethnic minorities in the Army of using allegations of racism as a cover for their poor performance has been forced to stand down. Patrick Mercer Patrick Mercer, the shadow homeland security minister and a former colonel, claimed that being subjected to slurs like "black bastard" and other racial abuse is common, and to be expected, in the Armed Forces. "I came across a lot of ethnic minority soldiers who were idle and useless, but who used...

    06/29/2005 1:02:38 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 61 replies · 1,968+ views
    ABOVE TOP SECRET.COM ^ | JUNE 28, 2005 | Webmaster, Above Top
    There are 600 prison camps in the United States, all fully operational and ready to receive prisoners. They are all staffed and even surrounded by full-time guards, but they are all empty. These camps are to be operated by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) should Martial Law need to be implemented in the United States. The Rex 84 Program was established on the reasoning that if a mass exodus of illegal aliens crossed the Mexican/US border, they would be quickly rounded up and detained in detention centers by FEMA. Rex 84 allowed many military bases to be closed down...
  • The Idle Hands and Wandering Minds of Texas Legislators

    05/09/2005 11:15:08 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 12 replies · 745+ views ^ | 5 8 05 | Shane Cory
    Politicians of the Texas State House took the time this week to pass HB 1476 which will put an end to "sexually suggestive" performances by middle and high school students. The bill, all 219 words of it, didn't bother to define what a sexually suggestive performance may be. Here are the main portions of the bill: Sec. 33.088. SEXUALLY SUGGESTIVE PERFORMANCES PROHIBITED. (a) A school dance team, drill team, cheerleading team, or similar performance group may not perform in a sexually suggestive manner at an athletic or other extracurricular event or competition sponsored or approved by a school district or...
  • New prisons sit idle as states cope with busted budgets

    01/08/2003 7:26:28 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 245+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 1/8/03 | Charles Sheehan - AP
    <p>PITTSBURGH (AP) - States have spent millions of dollars building new prisons to ease pressure on existing facilities, but many haven't been able to open as state budget crunches have left little money to operate them.</p> <p>In Pennsylvania, where the inmate population recently topped 40,000 for the first time, new prisons were recently built in Forest and Fayette counties. But the Department of Corrections has put off their opening until at least 2004 to satisfy a state mandate to cut spending.</p>