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  • Venezuela Becomes A Nation Of Looters

    11/12/2013 12:15:00 PM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 47 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11 / 12/ 13 | Editorial
    Looters: Venezuelan troops storm a local electronics retailer in the name of enforcing "fair prices," brazenly blaming the private sector for state policies. Sounds familiar ó and not just because it's a communist takeover. With municipal elections just around the corner on Dec. 8, it's no surprise to see Venezuela's failing socialist government turning to pork-barrel handouts to lure voters ó as it always has. Shovel the goodies to the red-shirted low-information voters and gain just enough votes in upcoming elections to claim a dictatorship is really a democracy. Not coincidentally, President Nicolas Maduro declared that Venezuela would celebrate the...
  • Jindal moves to strip food stamps from abusers (WalMart looters)

    11/06/2013 3:39:40 PM PST · by abb · 37 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | November 6, 2013 | Michelle Millhollan
    The Jindal administration announced late Wednesday that it is moving to strip food stamps from recipients who took advantage of a technical glitch last month to stock up on free groceries. The announcement came after U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., pressured state officials to take action by taking away food stamp benefits and forming a task force with local prosecutors to bring criminal charges. Retailers lost money when they allowed food stamp recipients to leave their stores with groceries even though they could not check spending limits. When the transactions were processed later, thousands bounced back because recipients exceeded their...
  • "Never Let A Good Crisis Go To Waste" ... Kenya Mall Video Shows Soldiers Looting After Shooting

    10/22/2013 6:38:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    Online Social Media ^ | October 22, 2013 | Online Social Media
    Kenya mall video of soldiers looting after shooting New security footage has emerged online after the Westgate mall attack in Kenya, the video shown below shows what looks like security soldiers taking goods from the mall and not paying for them. Last month the Kenya mall shooting left 67 dead after suspected al-Shabab militants stormed the Nairobi Westgate shopping centre on 21 September. The video below clearly shows Kenyan soldiers carrying white bags and taking goods from the store without consent, according to reports the Kenyan military are investigating the looting allegations. The mall sells food, mobile phones and televisions,...
  • Many, LA Police Will Post Walmart EBT Glitch Shopliftersí Photos On Facebook

    10/22/2013 1:53:54 PM PDT · by abb · 37 replies
    710KEEL-AM ^ | October 22, 2013 | Dennis Foley
    Many Police Department is looking to press charges against anyone who left the Many Walmart during the EBT glitch with carts full of food without stopping at the checkout counter. ďWe had people actually walking out of the store, apparently, without even going through the checkout line,Ē explained Many Police Detective JoAnn Carter. ĒThatís called shoplifting, isnít it?Ē The Many Police Department is reviewing the surveillance video with Walmart to identify who will be facing charges of shoplifting. ďWalmart actually has a person who sits and thatís what she does with the loss and prevention,Ē Carter explained to 710 KEEL....
  • Vanity-The entitlement class is getting on my nerves.

    08/29/2013 8:50:43 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 98 replies
    FR | 08/29/13 | Me
    The entitlement class is starting to get a little pushy and the cash cow they are leaching off of is starting to get ticked off. I'm sitting outside the Oakland international airport and a guy walks up asking for money. ( I don't give anything to people who ask, only those who don't) This isn't the first time somebody has asked me for a handout and probably won't be the last. I didn't have anything on me anyway. I replied to the guy that I didn't have any cash on me. Sorry I couldn't help him. He looks at me...
  • VIDEO: Looters trash Detroit gas station

    08/14/2013 8:24:09 PM PDT · by kevcol · 62 replies
    Fox 2 News ^ | August 12, 2013 | Randy Wimbley
    A free for all at a gas station on Detroit's east side has the store manager fed up. He asked not to be identified, fearing retaliation for coming forward, and Fox 2 is not revealing the location of the gas station. "The city ain't the same anymore," he says. "The young, ignorant generation is moving business owners and the good citizens of Detroit out of the city." It happened around 12:30am Sunday and it was all caught on camera. The owner says his clerk told a man to leave the store and that threw the customer into a rage. He...
  • Trayvon Martin's parents to hold news conference

    07/29/2013 7:40:07 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 140 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/29/13 | ap
    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. Ė Trayvon Martin's parents are scheduled to hold a news conference in Miami Beach. Martin's parents, their attorney Benjamin Crump and members of the National Bar Association are set to meet with reporters Monday morning. They are expected to discuss their plans to address what they say are inequalities in the U.S. justice system.
  • Zimmerman protests: Wal-Mart shoppers recall chaos, trashed store

    07/16/2013 11:25:51 AM PDT · by kevcol · 40 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/16/13 | Ruben Vives and Kate Mather
    Shoppers at a Wal-Mart on Crenshaw Boulevard described a scene of chaos and mayhem Monday night as unruly protesters stormed the store, tossing merchandise and trying to loot jewelry cases. . . . The women said they saw clothes on the floor and a little girl crying. ďShe must have been in the middle of it,Ē Erica Williams said. The two left the store and watched as the crowd continued to gather on Crenshaw Boulevard. When they decided to go shopping, they thought they were a safe distance from any potential problems.
  • (No Honor Among Thieves) 2012 DNC: Nearly $500,000 of Equipment Was Lost or Stolen in Charlotte

    06/20/2013 7:10:44 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Wednesday, Jun. 19, 2013 | Steve Harrison
    DNC: Nearly $500,000 of equipment was lost or stolen in Charlotte To stage last yearís Democratic National Convention, the local host committee raised millions of dollars, much of it for computers, phones and other communication devices. Now it appears a sizable amount of that equipment was lost, stolen Ė or perhaps kept by the staffers it had been assigned to. The Democratic National Convention Committee said it recently sent the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department a spreadsheet detailing $496,000 worth of missing equipment. CMPD created an incident report in May. Among the missing items: MacBook Pro laptops, iPads, iPod Nanos, computer printers,...
  • Video of looters looting marathon garb

    04/16/2013 6:50:34 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 64 replies
    Liveleak ^ | 4 16 13
    looters looting marathon garb
  • Black voters look to leverage their loyalty [BWA HA HA HA! Good Luck with that!]

    11/23/2012 5:59:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 23, 2012
    When black voters gave President Barack Obama 93 percent support on Election Day in defiance of predictions that they might sit it out this year, black leaders breathed a collective sigh of relief. That encouraged those leaders to try to leverage more attention from both Obama and Congress. Although they waver over how much to demand from the president óparticularly in light of defeated GOP challenger Mitt Romney's assertion that Obama gave "gifts" to minorities in exchange for their votes ó they are delivering postelection wish lists to the president anyway. "I think the president heard us loud and clear....
  • Queens residents arm themselves in the post-storm blackout from looters

    11/03/2012 7:08:10 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 114 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/2/12 | Clare Trapasso , Mark Morales AND Corky Siemaszko
    Ever since Sandy strafed the Queens peninsula and tore up the boardwalk, itís become an often lawless place where cops are even scarcer than electrical power and food. Locals say they are arming themselves with guns, baseball bats, booby traps ó even a bow and arrow ó to defend against looters. Thugs have been masquerading as Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) workers, knocking on doors in the dead of night. But locals say the real workers have been nowhere in sight, causing at least one elected official ó who fears a descent into anarchy if help doesnít arrive soon ó...
  • Looters target Coney Island after Sandy sweeps through

    11/01/2012 5:14:56 PM PDT · by matt04 · 36 replies
    A wave a looters followed the Sandy storm surge in Coney Island, creating a double-whammy for business owners trying to pick up the obliterated pieces. The thieves started down Mermaid Avenue Tuesday morning as the chest-high water receded, turning the seaside community known for its hotdogs and tourist attractions into a lawless free-for-all. "People were running in and out of Rent-A-Center carrying these big flat screens. They were holding on tight," said witness Aisha John, 20. "I couldn't understand how someone could steal a big TV in broad daylight, but no one cared.Ē She said people were running out of...
  • Looters Prey On Sandy's Hardest Hit

    11/01/2012 2:03:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    abc ^ | Nov. 2, 2012 | CRISTINA COSTANTINI
    The New York Daily News caught up with an alleged looter on Tuesday, who defended his actions, saying, "Look, they've been looting our wallets for too long,"as he took a TV from a Rent-A-Center in Coney Island. "It's about time we start taking this shóback," he added. Witnesses of looting near Coney Island told The Wall Street Journal that it was occurring in plain sight, and that police officers did little to stop it. "When I came out at about 8:30 a.m. this morning, there were people coming out of all these stores, guys carrying Hefty bags," Roger McKinon, 40...
  • Looters 'swipe' up the mess in chaos zones (NYC: Post-Sandy Looting Starting)

    10/31/2012 4:20:09 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 104 replies
    New York Post ^ | 31 October 2012 | REBECCA HARSHBARGER, FRANK ROSARIO and JOSH SAUL
    <p>Hurricane Sandy brought out the worst yesterday in some sleazy New Yorkers, who looted stores and homes across the city.</p> <p>Some posed as Con Ed workers to dupe their victims.</p> <p>Police arrested more than a dozen looters in the Rockaways and Coney Island, which had been evacuated, and stood guard outside ravaged stores at the South Street Seaport. ďThis morning when they told us the water receded, I walked back to the house to feed [my pets],Ē said Eric Martine, 33, a cabby who lives in Brooklynís Gerritsen Beach. ďGuys were looting, pretending they were Con Ed and holding people up. It was sick.Ē Residents said police warned them to beware of crooks pretending to be utility workers...</p>
  • Prepare For A Wave Of Looting After Hurricane Sandy

    10/30/2012 2:31:39 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 61 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 30 October 2012 | Abbey Rogers
    It's all anecdotal at this point, but if crime reports following hurricanes Katrina and Irene are any indication, the East Coast is in for a crime wave, post-Sandy. No reports of looting or Hurricane Sandy-related crimes have been reported yet but that doesn't mean we won't see some soon. Following Hurricane Katrina, the most devastating hurricane in modern memory, New Orleans was besieged with reports of looting, rape, and murder, causing delayed troop deployments, delayed medical evacuations, and police department mutiny, The New York Times reported in 2005....(excerpt)
  • Isaac Looters Locked Up

    08/31/2012 3:29:35 AM PDT · by kevcol · 18 replies
    NOLA Defender ^ | August 30, 2012
    [New Orleans].. They found guns, jewelry, various clothing items including caps, shorts, socks and pants, as well as tennis shoes. Sidney Brooks, 17, was arrested in connection with the incident. Police think there could be more suspects. . . at S. Robertson and Martin Luther King Jr. A couple were caught stealing alcohol and money from the bar, and both were booked. Also on Wednesday, five people were caught breaking into a corner store at Jackson and Magnolia. On Tuesday night, four men were caught by police breaking into a building at 7th and Danneel. On Thursday morning, NOPD Chief...
  • Economist Says the American Retirement System Has Failed(mandatory retirement savings)

    08/16/2012 3:24:08 AM PDT · by Son House · 30 replies
    PRI Public Radio International ^ | 01 August, 2012 | The Takeaway Morning News Program
    America is heading into a retirement crisis, an economist says. Most retirees haven't saved enough money to retire and Teresa Ghilarducci blames America's entire system for retiring. Itís been 30 years since the Individual Retirement Account model became the standard way for Americans to save for retirement. But many people who saved for three decades watched a lot of that money disappear during the financial crisis. And now, more than half of American workers have saved less than $25,000 for their golden years, and about 30 percent have saved less than a thousand dollars. Overall, the system is failing, says...
  • Law Enforcement Frustrated With Growing Number Of Flash Mob Crimes In Md.

    08/02/2012 9:20:47 AM PDT · by kevcol · 50 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | July 26, 2012 | Derek Valcourt
    . . When store employees in the red shirts realize whatís happening, they block the doors to stop the young thieves from leaving. But the kids physically struggle to get out and even appear to hit the store manager who then swings back. After the brief altercation, many kids dash out the door. . . After reviewing the surveillance video, the Baltimore City Stateís Attorneyís office opted not to pursue criminal charges in the case saying not every conflict warrants them. . . A bill to toughen the punishments for this kind of crime failed to pass in Marylandís last...
  • Five Types Of Looters You Must Prepare For

    06/23/2012 3:55:22 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 83 replies
    Itís Survival Diva again with some food for thought about societal collapse; what to expect and who to look out for. Itís an important part of the puzzle when youíre one of the few prepared to survive the coming onslaught. Some guesstimate preppers make up only 5% of the populace, but itís my belief itís closer to 3% at best, and more likely to be 1-2%. Many give lip service to prepping and claim to be prepared when the truth is theyíre still in the ďthinkingĒ stage. They havenít advanced to in-the-trenches preparedness that many need to do to get...
  • 'Virginia Ö we're not going back' (to $1.60 a gallon of gas or 5% unemployment)

    05/06/2012 4:54:22 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 30 replies
    Richmond-Times-Dispatch ^ | 5/6/2012 | By: Karin Kapsidelis
    President Barack Obama kicked off his re-election campaign Saturday at rallies in Ohio and Richmond, where he cast the election as a choice between policies of the past or progress, and "a make-or-break moment" for the middle class. Before a boisterous crowd of about 8,000 at Virginia Commonwealth University, in the capital of a swing state that could be key to his securing a second term, Obama said that while the nation's economy still faces headwinds, it's making progress. He presented himself as a fighter for the middle class and cast presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney as a potential president...
  • Police: Trayvon protesters ransack store [Not surprised? Me either]

    03/27/2012 10:08:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    abc miami ^ | 3/27/2012
    North Miami Beach Walgreens incident caught on video North Miami Beach police said surveillance video shows dozens of high school students demonstrating in the Trayvon Martin case Friday ransacking and shoplifting from a Walgreens store.
  • How wealth of members of Congress has TRIPLED in 25 years (snip)

    12/27/2011 5:53:08 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 24 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Dec. 27, 2011 | David Richards
    # Median net worth of member of Congress rose from $280,000 to $725,000 between 1984 and 2009 # Over same 25 years the wealth of the average U.S. family slipped from $20,500 from $20,600 The wealth gap between those governing the U.S. and the people they represent has dramatically widened, research shows. Against a backdrop of a vast budget deficit and fears of the fragility of the economy, analysis by the Washington Post shows that the median net worth of a member of Congress has nearly tripled over 25 years while the income of an average U.S. family has actually...
  • Owner Returns To Looted Store (must see video)

    12/18/2011 3:36:58 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 112 replies · 2+ views
    PHILADELPHIA - A North Philadelphia shop owner said he had no words to describe his emotions upon returning from India, where he had attended his motherís funeral, to discover his store had been looted and vandalized. Bhupinder Cheema had operated a small convenience store near Germantown Avenue and West Cumberland Street, and had invested thousands of dollars into the business. Over the course of trip to Indian, which lasted several weeks, word spread through the neighborhood that the store had been left unattended.
  • OBAMAíS BLUNDER: MISSING LIBYAN SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES (Huge threat to America)

    09/28/2011 5:44:34 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 58 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 9.28.201128 | Dick Morris And Eileen McGann
    For twenty years Ė long before 9/11 Ė the danger of terrorists armed with surface to air missiles shooting at passenger planes has been the secret fear of many top political leaders. In the late 90s, a terrorist network was nabbed trying to bring them into Newark Airport, but the airline industry and the government have done nothing to equip passenger airplanes with any defense against these always deadly missiles. Now Barack Obama has committed the ultimate sin: He has let 20,000 surface-to-air missiles escape from military depots in Libya. According to ABC News ďU.S. officials had once thought there...
  • Looters Strike in Irene-Damaged Cosey Beach

    08/30/2011 8:44:50 AM PDT · by matt04 · 38 replies
    NBC Connecticut ^ | Aug 30, 2011 | Brynn Gingras
    Residents of the Cosey Beach area of East Haven are dealing with the loss of their beautiful beachfront homes and their property. Now looters are adding to their hardship. Police are lining the streets because looters are trying to steal what they can from these residents who have pretty much lost everything. ďPeople (are) constantly back and forth, back and forth, so we did have to get the police to tell them. I mean theyíre going in houses. Yes, thereís a lot of looting,Ē Bernadette Davies, of East Haven, said.
  • Despicable Maxine Waters:Tea Party Can Go to Hell, I Intend to Help Them Get There [ Murder us? ]

    While the media plays up the Los Angeles congresswoman's "the Tea Party can go straight to hell' comments from this weekend, they are ignoring what she said right after that. When the wild cheers of the audience calmed down, Rep. Waters then said: "And I intend to help them get there."
  • City braces for Irene's arrival (as a tropical storm, not hurricane...)

    08/27/2011 2:17:46 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 61 replies
    NY Postt ^ | 8/27/11 | CANDICE M. GIOVE, DAVID SEIFMAN and WILSON DIZARD
    Thereís no calm before the storm. As frenzied New Yorkers emptied grocery stores, grabbed at every last flashlight and evacuated their homes, the MTA shut down its entire transit system in anticipation of Irene walloping the city. The storm is on track to strike east of the five boroughs by 8 a.m. Transit workers began the arduous system halt ó the first weather-related one in history ó at noon. Bus and subway service might not get moving until well into Monday afternoon. The apocalyptic standstill leaves five million riders without a way around.
  • Britainís Sick Society

    08/26/2011 2:28:05 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 6 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 8/25/2011 | Robert S. Wistritch
    Watching the ferocious criminality displayed during the riots in British cities during the past weeks, one might be forgiven for thinking that this explosion of mob violence was taking place in some dilapidated god-forsaken Third World country. The horrific scenes of homes and businesses of ordinary Britons going up in flames will not be easily forgotten. Property was smashed up with brazen impunity, cars burned, and there was looting on a truly massive scale. Not only businesses, banks, post-offices, off-licenses, newsagents and luxury-goods shops but also restaurants, pubs and cafes were comprehensively trashed. Ľ If you like this article, please...
  • London riot victims tell of their terror

    08/14/2011 9:25:05 AM PDT · by Oztrich Boy · 25 replies
    The Sunday Mail (Qld) ^ | August 14, 2011 | Angus Hohenboken & Lucy Carne
    WHEN the worst riots in British history descended across the streets of England, it was the family-run shops and small businesses that bore the brunt of the immense destruction. From grocery stores to optometrists, newsagents, sports stores, technology warehouses, hairdressers, pubs, fashion boutiques and even a funeral home - nothing was safe from the orgy of looting and damage. Windows were smashed, products looted, buildings torched and in one instance looters even stole the kettle from the staff room of a barbers in Tottenham, North London. The cost of the riots is still impossible to tally - The Association of...
  • A primary school worker, postman, a young dad, a boy, 11 (trunc)(UK rioters)

    08/11/2011 12:19:36 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 7 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Aug 11, 2011 | Chris Greenwood
    Full Title: A primary school worker, postman, a young dad, a boy, 11, ... all among the first looters fast-tracked through the courts Courts sit through the night to handle high volume of offenders Millionaire's daughter charged with taking £5,000 worth of electronic goods Primary school worker admits burglary at Richer Sounds Duo who made off with trolley full of power tools admit theft New father caught in looted shop told police he 'needed nappies' Convicted rioters warned they could lose council houses London arrest figures up to 888 with 371 charged It was the day of reckoning for dozens...
  • London Looters Are A-Holes

    08/10/2011 10:09:56 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 5 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 08-11-11 | Greg Gutfeld
    So as rioting in London spreads like plaque on rotted teeth, thereís something more toxic than the violence going on. Itís some of the reaction to it Ė which stinks of justification. Says one anarchist, while punks steal chocolate: ďThis is the uprising of the working class. Weíre redistributing the wealth.Ē Yep Ė free sweets Ė thatís a revolution. Iím sure those folks in Syria are inspired.
  • photoshoplooter (Photoshops of London looters)

    08/10/2011 1:45:03 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    photoshoplooter ^ | August 10, 2011
    H/T: Iowahawk Click to view. This has multiple pages.
  • British Looters Are Still "Queuing Up" As They Wait Their Turn To Rob Abandoned Stores

    08/09/2011 7:09:11 AM PDT · by blam · 22 replies
    TBI - The Atlantic ^ | 8-9-2011 | Megan McArdle
    British Looters Are Still "Queuing Up" As They Wait Their Turn To Rob Abandoned Stores Megan McArdle, The Atlantic Aug. 9, 2011, 9:37 AM Riots broke out in Tottenham this weekend after a 29 year old suspect gang member was killed by police (apparently carrying guns, though my memory is that most British police do not); friends and family, who said that the police fired first, gathered at a police station, and the explosive situation eventually turned violent. The British police are under fire for failing to control the resulting looting. Which offers up a jarring but almost charming note...
  • Rasmussen: Only 24% Say They Share Obama's Political Views

    06/08/2011 7:33:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | June 8, 2011 | Scott Rasmussen
    Most voters still believe President Obama is more liberal than they are, while just one-out-of-four say they share the same ideological views as the president. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters think Obama is more ideologically liberal than they are, while only 13% view him as more conservative. Twenty-four percent (24%) say their political views are about the same as the president's. Most Mainstream voters (65%) say Obama is more politically liberal than they are, while those in the Political Class tend to view the president's views as more liberal or about...
  • Minneapolis Police Add Patrols to Prevent Looting

    05/25/2011 7:30:27 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies · 1+ views
    KSTP.com ^ | 5/25/11 | Joe Mazan
    Minneapolis Police are adding patrols to the northside to prevent looting. Broadway Liquor Outlet lost thousands of dollars in inventory because of looters right after the storm hit Sunday. Police say they've had a few reports of looting at homes and businesses.
  • Mississippi River could crest Monday at Memphis (Entitlement idiocy on display)

    05/09/2011 10:11:18 PM PDT · by Spktyr · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Mon May 9, 10:52 am ET | ADRIAN SAINZ
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. Ė Forecasters say the Mississippi River could crest late Monday at Memphis ó hours sooner than previously predicted ó but the mayor says the city's ready for it. Mayor AC Wharton said that despite the tightened timeframe, he's confident that precautions such as door-to-door warnings have prepared the city. "We don't have as much time, but fortunately we're ready for it," Wharton told The Early Show on CBS Monday.
  • Obama's half-sister calls birther rumors 'a shame'

    04/12/2011 6:40:25 AM PDT · by maggief · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | April 12, 2011 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    Birthers should put their challenges about President Barack Obamaís origins ďto bed,Ē his half-sister says. The continuing debate over whether he was born in the United States or Kenya, Indonesia or elsewhere is ďunfortunate,Ē Maya Soetoro-Ng said in an interview with CNN set to air Tuesday night. ďHe was born in Hawaii, there is a tremendous amount of proof that has already been presented.Ē (snip) ďI think itís a shame and I think that my brother should definitely be president for a second term,Ē she said. ďAnd thatís really all I have to say about it.Ē
  • Have you heard that 17 SEIU arrested trying to storm WA governor's office(News blackout?)

    04/07/2011 11:03:06 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 14 replies
    April 07, 2011 | Vanity
    Full title: 17 trying to storm governor's office are arrested; larger rally is planned Friday I cannot link the original article found on TheOlympian website (WA newspaper online) due to copyright complaint. SEIU is protesting budget cuts to 'state services'. The union is said to have 'brought' 500 protesters to the capital and some tried to storm the Gov. Chris Gregoire's (D) office. Seventeen people were arrested and the SEIU is promising bigger protests Friday. The union insists that the budget be met by ending corp tax exemptions instead of the proposed cuts to services.
  • Paul Krugman's Marxist Economic Fix: More Unions and Free Healthcare

    03/07/2011 4:12:54 PM PST · by mandaladon · 8 replies
    News Busters ^ | 7 mar 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    New York Times columnist Paul Krugman doesn't believe education is the key to solving America's economic woes. Quite the contrary, in his recent article "Degrees and Dollars," the Nobel Laureate argued that the path to a more prosperous nation is for unions to have increased bargaining power and for everyone to have "free" healthcare: It is a truth universally acknowledged that education is the key to economic success. Everyone knows that the jobs of the future will require ever higher levels of skill. Thatís why, in an appearance Friday with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, President Obama declared that ďIf...
  • American Brownshirts - Union thugs unleash violence.

    03/07/2011 1:48:43 PM PST · by neverdem · 35 replies · 1+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | March 4, 2011 | Deroy Murdock
    American BrownshirtsUnion thugs unleash violence. ‚ÄėEvery once in a while, you need to get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary,‚ÄĚ Rep. Michael Capuano (D., Mass.) told a February 22 union rally in Boston. Even if union members and their supporters missed Capuano‚Äôs call to mayhem (or his subsequent tepid apology), many of them are on the same brutal wavelength. Although Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D., Ariz.) still is recovering from a January 8 assassination attempt, the Left‚Äôs post-Tucson civility campaign has vanished like gunsmoke in a desert breeze. Rather than make nice, labor activists and fans...
  • "It's Only Hate When Republicans Do It": Screencaps of the Violent, Hateful Union Communist Movement

    02/17/2011 7:10:15 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 96 replies
    Screencaps of the WIGOP video ^ | Feb 17, 2011 | By Lazamataz
    Godwin's Law: When you compare your opponentto Hitler, you lost already. Isn't calling Scott "Hitler", even a tiny bit hateful? We don't hate people.We just don't like Unions sucking us dry.And "rape"? Because WI wants you to pony up a small percentageof the benefits we private citizens pay so dearly for?Please. Doing EXACTLY what they accused us of doing.Except worse.That's no surveyers mark over Scotts face.Those are true crosshairs. Riiiighhhht.You see, Scott Walker isn't a duly elected governor.He's a 30-year dictator.Liberalism truly is a mental disorder. More of the same insanity from the Union Communist Movement.
  • Thousands of Union Protesters Storm WI State Capitol; Target Homes of GOP Lawmakers

    02/17/2011 7:56:36 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 280 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 17, 2011
    Behind closed doors, Scott Walker, the Republican who has been governor for about six weeks, calmly described his intent to forge ahead with the plans that had set off the uprising: He wants to require public workers to pay more for their health insurance and pensions, effectively cutting the take-home pay of many by around 7 percent. ... Scott Fitzgerald, the Republican leader in the State Senate, slipped out of the Capitol Wednesday morning with his sunglasses on, head down. Protesters had gone to his home earlier in the week, forcing his family (including his wife, a school guidance counselor)...
  • King Tut statue among missing Egypt treasures, minister says

    02/13/2011 8:28:09 PM PST · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    CNN NEWS WIRE ^ | 13 Feb 2011 | Staff
    Cairo, Egypt (CNN) -- At least 17 artifacts from the Egyptian Museum of Cairo are missing following a break-in, the country's minister of antiquities said Sunday. The missing objects include a gilded wood statue of King Tutankhamun being carried by a goddess; parts of a gilded wood statue of Tutankhamun harpooning; a limestone statue of Akhenaten; a statue of Nefertiti making offerings; a sandstone head of an Amarna princess; a stone statuette of a scribe from Amarna; 1 wooden shabti statuettes of Yuya; and a heart scarab of Yuya. The discovery that the ancient treasures are missing came after museum...
  • Ancient Treasures Looted, Destroyed in Egypt's Chaos (Zahi Hawass interview)

    01/30/2011 10:42:21 PM PST · by pillut48 · 45 replies
    NatGeo ^ | January 30, 2011 | David Braun
    Archaeologist Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, reports that several of the country's museums have been attacked by looters taking advantage of the political turmoil in the country. In the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, looters stole jewelry from the museum shop and smashed a statue of Tutankhamun and other artifacts. In a Sinai store containing antiquities from the Port Said Museum, "a large group, armed with guns and a truck, entered the store, opened the boxes in the magazine and took the precious objects. Other groups attempted to enter the Coptic Museum, Royal Jewellery Museum, National...
  • Breaking: Images of Egyptian Museum Damage

    01/29/2011 11:56:48 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 150 replies
    hyperallergic.com ^ | Jan. 29, 2011 | Hrag Vartanian
    Al-Jazeera has broadcast video of the damage at the National Museum, aka Egyptian Museum. The strange this about these images is that they demonstrate that the damage is certainly more than a few mummies, which is what Reuters reported that Zahi Hawass, chairman of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said: ďEgyptian citizens tried to prevent them and were joined by the tourism police, but some (looters) managed to enter from above and they destroyed two of the mummies,Ē he said. More as it develops, though it certainly appears that there are soldiers in the Museum.
  • Egyptian army storms museum to protect from looters (but not before the "street" drew a line)

    01/29/2011 12:23:53 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 29, 2011 | Maggie Michael
    ...Then dozens of would-be thieves started entering the grounds surrounding the museum, climbing over the metal fence or jumping inside from trees lining the sidewalk outside. One man pleaded with people outside the museum's gates on Tahrir Square not to loot the building, shouting at the crowd: "We are not like Baghdad." After the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, thieves carted off thousands of artifacts from the National Museum in Baghdad ó only a fraction of which have been recovered. Suddenly other young men ó some armed with truncheons taken from the police ó formed a human chain outside the...
  • Were Tut's treasures damaged? (Egyptian Museum Looted)

    01/29/2011 10:03:43 PM PST · by americanophile · 32 replies
    MSNBC ^ | January 28, 2001 | By Alan Boyle
    Despite the best efforts of the Egyptian army and a human shield, some of the artifacts inside the century-old Egyptian Museum were damaged during a brief wave of looting, authorities in Cairo say. And it sounds as if the damaged goods include treasures from the tomb of Tutankhamun, based on comments from the country's top archaeologist as well as a little sleuthing by archaeologists looking at video footage shot inside the museum. Margaret Maitland, an Egyptologist at Oxford University in England, matched up shots of the damage with pictures of artifacts from Tut's tomb and said that three gilded wooden...
  • Would-Be Looters Rip Heads Off Two Egyptian Museum Mummies

    01/30/2011 7:13:45 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 24 replies · 3+ views
    The Blaze ^ | Jan 29, 2011 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    World Would-Be Looters Rip Heads Off Two Egyptian Museum Mummies * Posted on January 29, 2011 at 5:02pm by Jonathon M. Seidl Jonathon M. Seidl CAIRO (The Blaze/AP) ó Would-be looters broke into Cairoís famed Egyptian Museum, ripping the heads off two mummies and damaging about 10 small artifacts before being caught and detained by soldiers, Egyptís antiquities chief said Saturday. Zahi Hawass said the vandals did not manage to steal any of the museumís antiquities, and that the prized collection was now safe and under military guard.
  • Looters destroy mummies in Egyptian Museum

    Looters broke into the Egyptian Museum during anti-government protests late Friday and destroyed two Pharaonic mummies, Egypt's top archaeologist told state television.