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  • Who is the most conservative Republican candidate for president? [CRUZ!]

    06/17/2015 9:45:26 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 16 at 2:00 PM | Pablo Barberá
    The Republican field is crowded, which implies that primary voters have little information about where some of the candidates stand. That is particularly the case this season, with a few relatively unknown contenders who lack legislative experience or a long history of campaign contributions that would allow researchers to precisely identify where they stand on the liberal-to-conservative political dimension.However, one characteristic all candidates share is that they have active and popular Twitter accounts. And as I showed in an article published earlier this year in the journal Political Analysis — now freely available online as an Editors’ Choice article —...
  • Occupy Wall Street Mainstreams Communism

    06/15/2015 6:17:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/15/15 | Matthew Vadum
    The objective was to infect the national political conversation with Marxist tropes and ideology, which is unfortunately a new reality in America. Though many have declared the Occupy Wall Street movement a failure, it won a major propaganda victory when it forced the phony political issue of “income inequality” into the national political debate, according to one of its leaders in a new article. The article, titled The Triumph of Occupy Wall Street, appears at the Atlantic, the home of radical leftists, market participants in the racial grievance industry, and mushy moderates. It was written by radical left-winger Michael Levitin,...
  • Ad Backing Martin O’Malley Jabs at Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush

    06/04/2015 2:00:05 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/4/15 | Nick Corasaniti
    A new TV ad from the “super PAC” supporting former Gov. Martin O’Malley of Maryland is titled “Wall Street’s Public Enemy No. 1.” But it seems the intended target of the ad is Hillary Rodham Clinton and Jeb Bush. The ad from Generation Forward splices excerpts from Mr. O’Malley’s recent presidential announcement speech, centered around his suggestion that the head of Goldman Sachs would be “just fine with either Bush or a Clinton.” It then repeats his criticism that “the presidency is not a crown to be passed back and forth by you between two royal families.”
  • Forget Hillary and Jeb, here's who Wall Street really wants to run for president

    06/04/2015 11:24:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/04/2015 | LINETTE LOPEZ
    Wall Street wants Michael Bloomberg to run for president, but the billionaire isn't budging. At the Yale CEO Summit this week, the talk was of "drafting Bloomberg" however possible. The former New York City mayor seems like the perfect solution for Wall Street's problems with the current field of presidential candidates. The Street sees him as a centrist technocrat who adeptly managed one of the most complex cities in the world. They think he understands the global business community. Rumblings about a Bloomberg run are especially strong at several bulge bracket banks, including Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Merrill once...
  • Wall Street Costs The Economy 2% Of GDP Each Year

    05/31/2015 9:26:06 AM PDT · by dila813 · 59 replies
    Forbes ^ | 31-MAY-2015 | Steve Denning
    “Wall Street is back,” says the New York Times, and the economic cost is high. The excessive financialization of the US economy reduces the GDP by 2% every year, according to a new study by International Monetary Fund. That’s a massive drag on the economy–some $320 billion per year. Wall Street has thus become, not just a moral problem with rampant illegality and outlandish compensation of executives and traders: Wall Street is a macro-economic problem of the first order.
  • Huh: It Sure Looks Like Some Ferguson Protestors Were Paid To Do So By Liberal Organize Missouri

    05/19/2015 1:28:44 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/19/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Remember the protests (and riots) in Ferguson last summer? It looks like at least some of the protestors were told they would be paid to show up and now they're upset the checks haven't arrived yet. Weaselzippers has the full story and the screen shots showing "protestors" using the Twitter hashtag #cutthecheck in response to non-payment. Based on tweets, Organize Missouri is responsible for issuing payments. On May 14, protesters, upset with not being paid their promised checks for protesting, protested outside MORE, Missourians Organizing For Reform and Empowerment, an ACORN organization which had received funding through George Soros to...
  • Reprise: The People of OWS: Like the People of Wal-Mart, Only Not As Smart

    05/18/2015 6:25:50 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 14 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-18-2015 | MOTUS
    I would like to thank Turd Burgelstein for pointing out that all the whiners offended by micro-aggressions, BMI’s, white privilege and harsh stares are really just this year’s crop of POWS – People of Occupy Wall Street. I will do an update on the whiners and their professorial enablers when time permits, butt in the meantime, I thought it might be fun to repost this golden oldie: it was my most popular post ever and was picked up by the Daily Mail and linked by the Instapundit. I do find it a bit odd however that after 4 years...
  • Scott Walker: GOP Nominees for President and Vice President need to be current or former governors

    03/08/2015 4:07:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    ABC | March 8, 2015
    4:44 minute video begins with scenes of the 4 month union siege on the Wisconsin state capitol. Walker was "at one time the most divisive politician in America." Occupy Wall Street was born in Wisconsin. "All hell broke lose" inside the Capital when he signed the bill. "He was compared to Hitler, Osama bin Laden - dead man walking." Then the interview begins: One point of note: Walker believes that the next president and vice president need to be current or former governors - "those who have done successful things in their states, who've taken on big reforms and are...
  • $170K Reward Offered in Da Vinci Apartments Fire

    01/21/2015 4:33:21 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    “Investigators recovered sufficient evidence to eliminate all known potential accidental causes and determine the fire was intentionally set,” the Los Angeles Fire Department said in a written statement in December. The massive fire caused between $25 million to $30 million in damage. Authorities have released video of two people they are calling “potential witnesses.” “We know the case and we know the accelerant used. Obviously, I can’t go into those details but it’s a very active investigation. We’re running down some promising leads. We asking the public for their assistance,” ATF Special Agent Carlos Canino said.
  • Newt Mocks Bartiromo's 'Funny' Defense of the Liberal Media

    11/10/2011 11:03:27 AM PST · by radioone · 36 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11-10-11 | Newsbusters
    During Wednesday night's presidential debate, Newt Gingrich could barely restrain his amusement as co-moderator Maria Bartiromo defended the liberal media's reporting of the economy. Bartiromo took umbrage after Gingrich's asserted, "What is amazing to me is the inability of much of our academic world and much of our news media and most of the people on Occupy Wall Street to have a clue about history." The CNBC journalist responded by huffing, "I'm sorry, but what is the media reporting inaccurately about the economy?" An incredulous Gingrich mocked, "I love humor disguised as a question. That's terrific." [ See video below....
  • The Left's Love Affair with the 4-letter N-word

    12/19/2014 9:07:12 PM PST · by akalinin · 34 replies
    gunnews.com ^ | 12/19/2014 | Darryl Blonski
    “That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” - Aldous Huxley I like quotes. Quotes are wisdom for those with short attention spans. They are disregarded by many as irrelevant platitudes or obsolete; however, they are knowledge, often hard-earned and considered by their authors to be important enough to be passed on. I’ve chosen the above quote for today, not only because it is always relevant, but because we bear witness to a time where the political left of this country is trying...
  • NYC Ferguson protesters arrested en route to Thanksgiving Day Parade

    11/28/2014 4:08:57 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 9 replies
    nypost.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | By Georgett Roberts, Natalie Musumeci, Kenneth Garger and Josh Saul
    NYC Ferguson protesters arrested en route to Thanksgiving Day Parade By Georgett Roberts, Natalie Musumeci, Kenneth Garger and Josh Saul Don’t mess with Snoopy! A mass of angry anarchists marched on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Midtown Thursday, pushing back at police and barricades as they made their way toward the procession. Emboldened days after cops left them free to clog major Manhattan roadways, the throng pushed against police keeping them from the parade route a half-block away along Sixth Avenue. Seven were arrested as they knocked down metal barricades. Glass rained on the ruckus as a window was...
  • Occupy Ferguson: Like the People of OWS and Walmart only more racist.

    11/18/2014 7:23:59 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-18-2014 | MOTUS
    Have you ever wondered what happened to all the POWIES, the People of Occupy Wall Street? You know, all those pathetically sad people who signed on to the Progs’ last populist class warfare movement?It was the story of the year in 2011, and you may recall it was also the story that gave MOTUS her international creds. My post, The People of OWS: like the people of Wal-Mart, only not as smart, was Instalanched and picked up by the Daily Mail Online and read ‘round the world: I’ve been kind of a big deal on the Internet ever since. A...
  • NY Occupy activist acquitted of obstructing police

    10/10/2014 7:25:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 10, 2014 9:49 PM EDT
    After a police-assault conviction made her a rallying point for activists, an Occupy Wall Street protester was cleared Friday of charges stemming from another confrontation with police. Cecily McMillan was acquitted Friday of obstructing government administration, after her second trial this year. […] In the latest case, prosecutors said McMillan interfered with officers who’d stopped two accused fare-beaters in a Manhattan subway station in December 2013. McMillan claimed to be a lawyer, urged the two not to cooperate with police, hectored the officers and got in the way while shooting video when the officers took the two to a transit...
  • Occupy Wall Street Dog Officially Begins Campaign for Oakland Mayorship

    10/02/2014 10:30:06 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 14 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/2/14 | Aurelius
    Occupy Oakland has finally found their candidate, who arguably has the same intelligence as them: a dog. Called "Einstein," Occupy Oakland released a pun-laden announcement in February declaring the dog's intent to run for office. As the group of ultra-liberals explained, "Einstein has thrown his collar in the ring, his leash in the pond, and his id chip in the circular file. Yes, Occupy Oakland’s unofficial official non-human with personhood status has announced, on the steps of City Hall, that he will be a candidate in Oakland’s mayoral race for 2014... ANOTHER OAKLAND IS POSSIBLE!" Eight months since then, the...
  • Occupy Wall Street: America Run by "White Supremacists"

    09/29/2014 8:57:58 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 25 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 9/29/14 | Aurelius
    Occupy Wall Street, which surprisingly still has at least one supporter, is declaring that the United States is run by white supremacists, despite the fact that the President is an African American. In an article published yesterday, "OWS" declares that America has suffered through a "Summer of White Supremacy." Referencing Ferguson, Detroit, and "white cops," the article explains that throughout the United States, white people are oppressing black people as much as they can. Not only is it the police, but racist elected officials in the government are doing the same... The same anger toward whites and Republicans is seen...
  • Fed Chief Sees Not Enough Data to Raise Rates

    08/23/2014 8:16:28 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 4 replies
    nytimes ^ | August 22,2014 | Binyamin Appelbaum
    ".......Ms. Yellen broke little new ground in her speech. She reiterated the Fed’s basic guidance after its July meeting that holding short-term interest rates near zero remains necessary and useful to increase employment. She said the gap between current conditions and a return to full health was still “significant.”..... .......... A small group of demonstrators made the trek to the remote resort hotel in the middle of Grand Teton National Park to urge Fed officials to continue the stimulus campaign. They formed a receiving line for policy makers in the lobby outside the conference, dressed in green T-shirts emblazoned: “What...
  • If the Left Had a Tea Party… Dan Cantor and the making of a liberal uprising.

    06/05/2014 7:25:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | June 5, 2014 | David Sirota
    Suburban Albany is not known for its rip-roaring weekend scene, but this most recent Saturday night, it was the momentary center of the political universe, as an underfunded political party was using its quadrennial convention to try to force America’s most powerful and best-financed governor to submit to its demands. Though the Working Families Party’s conventions are typically low-key affairs, this one had drawn 800 activists and operatives and most of the New York press corps—all to see if the party would endorse conservative Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo or run a third-party candidate against him. In the end, when the...
  • An Inconveniet Truth

    04/16/2014 4:35:44 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 3 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | April 16, 2014 | Karl Denninger
    We're better than those damned Russians and their Putin; we have democracy! Well, maybe not. Quote: Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence. The results provide substantial support for theories of Economic Elite Domination and for theories of Biased Pluralism, but not for theories of Majoritarian Electoral Democracy or Majoritarian Pluralism. Lots of big words in that paragraph. Let's distill it down -- the argument presented is that America is really no different than...
  • Trial of Occupy activist struggles to find jurors impartial to protest movement

    04/13/2014 4:32:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | April 10, 2014 | Jon Swaine
    It is the most important question being asked of dozens of New Yorkers lined up as potential jurors for the trial of Cecily McMillan, an Occupy Wall Street activist accused of assaulting a police officer: what do you think of her protest movement? Unfortunately for those keen on the swift procession of justice, a series of Manhattan residents who presented themselves at the criminal courthouse this week declared that they strongly disagreed with it – and could not promise to be impartial about one of its members. “I’m involved in Wall Street things. I’m on the Wall Street side, not...
  • Martin Scorsese Defends 'The Wolf of Wall Street': 'The Devil Comes With A Smile' (Q&A)

    12/31/2013 12:11:59 PM PST · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Hollywoodreporter.com ^ | December 31, 2013 | Scott Feinberg
    Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street -- a rollicking three-hour black comedy based on the true story of debaucherous con man Jordan Belfort -- has become one of the most controversial films in the director's 50 year career. The filmmaker, who has nothing left to prove after directing 23 narrative features including such classics as Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and Goodfellas, sees Belfort has part of a long tradition of the American confidence man who "takes your trust, takes your confidence and betrays you." While critics and moviegoers argue over whether Scorsese is celebrating Belfort or exposing...
  • An Open Letter to the Makers of The Wolf of Wall Street, and the Wolf Himself

    12/29/2013 9:03:14 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 34 replies
    http://blogs.laweekly.com ^ | December 26, 2013 | CHRISTINA MCDOWELL
    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, dear Kings of Hollywood, but you have been conned. Let me introduce myself. My name is Christina McDowell, formerly Christina Prousalis. I am the daughter of Tom Prousalis, a man the Washington Post described as "just some guy on trial for penny-stock fraud." (I had to change my name after my father stole my identity and then threatened to steal it again, but I'll get to that part later.) I was eighteen and a freshman in college when my father and his attorneys forced me to attend his trial at New...
  • Review: Wolf of Wall Street

    12/25/2013 9:37:42 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 96 replies
    vanity | 12-25-13 | self
    My husband and I and 2 friends walked out of "Wolf of Wall Stret", the new DiCaprio flic, about 10 minutes into the movie. We absolutely could not stand the constant barrage of obscene language and visuals. I have never seen anything so obnoxious in my life and refused to ruin Christmas Day with such garbage. We complained at the box office and got our money back. Now, I'm about ready to write to the movie theatre and newspaper to warn others about this offensive movie. The interesting thing is that I'd seen a trailer for this movie last week,...
  • Occupy Wall Street buys $15 million of Americans' medical debt

    11/13/2013 7:11:28 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 27 replies
    Al Reuters ^ | 11/13/2013 | Elizabeth Dilts
    Occupy Wall Street buys $15 million of Americans' medical debt Tue, Nov 12 2013By Elizabeth Dilts(Reuters) - An Occupy Wall Street spin-off group has bought up $14.7 million worth of Americans' personal medical debt and forgiven it over the last year as part of its Rolling Jubilee project, the group announced Monday.The Rolling Jubilee project, organized by Occupy Wall Street's Strike Debt group, has so far spent $400,000 to buy the debt, in the process relieving 2,693 people of the money they owed for medical services Occupy thinks should be free."Think of it as a bailout of the 99 percent...
  • Ft. Collins man, Benjamin Gilmore, guilty in $10M arson fire that damaged condo complex, other bldg.

    10/18/2013 5:27:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Denver Channel ^ | 10/18/2013
    Colorado - The Gilmore case attracted national attention because he supported demonstrations at an Occupy Wall Street encampment a block away from where the fire was started. Occupy activists were protesting against economic inequality and government policies favoring the wealthy. The early-morning fire caused an estimated $10 million damage to a four-story apartment complex under construction and the occupied Penny Flats condominium and retail building next door.
  • Grilling the Park Service Bullies

    10/18/2013 12:26:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    NRO ^ | October 18, 2013 | John Fund
    The House Oversight Committee wants to find out why the Park Service behaved so bizarrely. ... Representative Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, a former prosecutor, almost drove National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis into incoherence with his relentless questioning. Gowdy wanted to know why Jarvis had allowed “pot-smoking” Occupy Wall Street protesters to camp overnight illegally in Washington’s McPherson Square park for 100 days, yet put up barricades to keep veterans out of war memorials on the first day of the shutdown. By not issuing a single citation to the Occupy campers, Gowdy argued, the Park Service was treating them...
  • New Matt Damon movie predicts future where the one per cent lives on luxury space colony

    08/08/2013 11:38:31 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 8, 2013 | David McCormack
    Matt Damon’s new sci-fi blockbuster 'Elysium' has received a deluge of criticism that it is pushing a socialist agenda - inspired by the Occupy movement - down moviegoers’ throats. Set in the year 2154, ‘Elysium’ imagines a world where the wealthy elite have abandoned an overcrowded Earth for a better life aboard a luxury space station. While Earth is characterized by crime-riddled and poverty-stricken slums, the super-rich live in Elysium, an exclusive gated community in space complete with a cure for all illnesses and robots that enforce strict anti-immigration laws. The extreme disparity between the haves and have nots in...
  • UC Motto Should Be: Where's Mine?

    08/01/2013 1:45:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    John Pike -- the University of California, Davis police lieutenant whom the university fired for pepper spraying Occupy protesters Nov. 18, 2011 -- has filed a workers' compensation claim based on a "psychiatric injury." UC should change its motto from "Fiat lux" ("Let there be light") to "Fiat meum" ("Where's mine?"). The protesters got theirs when they sued the University of Deep Pockets. Ironically, they were protesting rising tuition while telling themselves they were underdogs who courageously stood up to authority. Please, their demands for more state money were in perfect harmony with the aspirations of UC brass. Protesters set...
  • PS, BHO, OWS is RIP

    07/29/2013 3:25:48 PM PDT · by Shout Bits · 5 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 7/29/13 | Shout Bits
    Media in general do not report things that are not happening; perhaps an artifact of human nature, but important non-events simply are not news. The fact that nobody in the US starves to death for lack of food is a non-event, as is the decreasing rate of cancer or the absence of polio infections. These non-events are actually bigger news than the latest warehouse fire or shark attack, but such is the news business. Another non-event worthy of reporting is the complete death of Occupy Wall Street. Once billed as the future of political discourse, and heralded by many left-wing...
  • Men's Wearhouse fires the 'I guarantee it' guy

    06/19/2013 7:23:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 57 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 6/19/13
    Men's Wearhouse executive chairman George Zimmer has been "terminated," the clothing retailer said on Wednesday. Zimmer opened the company's first store in Houston in 1973. He's been the bearded face of Men's Wearhouse (MW) in television ads for years, famously promising men "You're going to like the way you look. I guarantee it."
  • NSA Foiled NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) Terrorist Plot, We Now Learn

    06/18/2013 9:58:07 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 76 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | June 18, 2013
    To think it only took the world's most (in)famous whistleblower to get the NSA to disclose that it had heroically managed to prevent terrorist attacks involving the New York Stock Exchange (we supposed they refer to the Manhattan-based TV studio and not the actual exchange where the servers are now housed in Mahwah, NJ) and the NY Subway. Because whereas there was a time in the past when the various US secret services would scurry at the opportunity to disclose their expertise to the general public, now it is a false negative that is supposed to disprove a positive (pervasive...
  • How the Liberals' Drum-Circle of Life Turns

    06/09/2013 4:48:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2013 | John Ransom
    Barbara1247 wrote:  The Republicans have helped bring us to this sorry state of affairs. - How About More Scandal, Incompetence, Venality, Hubris, Vanity and Error to Start Dear Comrade 1247, You’re a liberal, so even when you are right- like you are now- it’s accidental. So as a public service, let me explain to you, in the simplest terms, what you got right, accidentally. Certainly the GOP has helped establish a track record of what might be the sorriest 25 years of governing in American history. But it’s because they have supported watered-down versions of the Democrat agenda. For every...
  • Occupy IRS: Wife of Former IRS Commissioner Joined Occupy Wall Street

    06/03/2013 5:29:17 AM PDT · by kristinn · 37 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | Monday, June 3, 2013 | Kerry Picket
    Susan L. Anderson, wife of embattled former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman, was a supporter of, and active participant in, the Occupy Wall Street movement, attending and promoting Occupy DC in Oct. 2011. Photo posted to Twitter by @slandersonwdc In the fall of 2011, during the height of the global Occupy protests, Anderson tweeted out to her followers: Jobs on Main Street, not on K-ching Wall Street! #takeback11 #ows #occupydemocracy http://yfrog.com/o0crsizj 12:20 PM - 5 Oct 2011 At Larry Lessig teach-in @ #occupydc. Will intro him tonight on his new book on how big $ threatens our #republic @ GW Law...
  • The 'Assassinate Wall Street' Movie

    05/24/2013 12:46:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    Usually movie makers strive to stay ahead of the cultural curve. It makes them "visionaries" who are "cutting edge" because they "push the envelope." Two years ago, "Occupy Wall Street" was the hot fad, stoking the usual left-wing outrage at bankers and the finance industry. They were the ones portrayed as greed-heads never held accountable for their crimes. Businessmen just twirl their mustaches and laugh evil laughs. But that was two years ago. Time for something fresh -- and edgy. A new movie suggests that movement was for sissies. It's time for someone to start a new campaign: Assassinate Wall...
  • Obama Bagged $18 Million In Corporate, Special Interest Cash For Second Inauguration

    04/29/2013 1:40:24 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 12 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | April 29, 2013 | Wynston Hall
    Obama’s big money corporate donors included: AT&T--$4.6 million Microsoft--$2.1 million Boeing--$1 million Chevron--$1 million Genentech--$750,000 Deloitte--$500,000 FedEx--$500,000 Coca Cola--$430,000 Bank of America--$300,000 Xerox--$250,000 ExxonMobil--$250,000 Northrup Grumman--$100,000 Verizon--$100,000 Obama also hauled in $250,000 checks from each of the following unions: The International Association of Fire Fighters, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and the National Education Association.
  • Pravda Means Never Having to Tell the Truth

    04/14/2013 1:59:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2013 | John Ransom
    Optimista wrote: I don't like the reference to the 2% tax hike. That reduction was nothing but an Obama gimmick to spike spending. Knowing full well that it wood be taken away soon. It was being stolen from the SS budget which is strained as it is. I wish the conservatives would state it truthfully. It hurts credibility and confuses people not to mention the fodder it gives the liberal morons to argue with. - Occupy and Redistribute D.C Dear Comrade Optimista, And I don’t like your reference to Social Security as anything other than theft. In fact, the more...
  • Occupy Wall St. Activist Hired to Lobby For Syrian Opposition (al-Qaeda affiliate)

    04/14/2013 2:31:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 12, 2013 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Occupy Wall Street activist Carne Ross and his consulting firm, Independent Diplomat, have a new job. Rather than champion for members of the world’s 99 percent, Ross and co. will now be lobbying for the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces, which TheBlaze revealed this week may have ties to al-Qaeda. Russia Today reports that legal registration papers provided by the U.S. Department of Justice this week confirm Independent Diplomat’s role advising the Syrian rebel forces opposing the Bashar al Assad regime. According to lobbying papers filed on April 8, 2013, Independent Diplomat “will provide information on and...
  • Overnight Fire At Chico Church (CA)(one of many church arsons)

    03/08/2013 8:00:46 AM PST · by aimhigh · 11 replies
    KRCRTV.COM ^ | 03/07/2013 | Kelli Saam
    The fire was reported just before 1 a.m. Thursday at "Church on the Esplanade" at 1119 Esplanade near West 1st Avenue. It damaged the fellowship hall, a separate building next to the church. Fire inspectors said it climbed up the back wall into the ceiling. According to a source close to the Chico Police Department, the fellowship hall was set on fire by a home-made bomb.
  • ..Female tourist left bloody and distraught after being brutally attacked by woman...in Times Square

    03/02/2013 8:03:41 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 58 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 1, 2013
    A neatly dressed tourist taking pictures in Times Square was caught off guard when a visibly agitated woman blocked her path and then attacked her. The 34-year-old long-haired blonde woman was walking with a friend and photographing their surroundings with a point-and-shoot camera when the aggravated passer-by confronted her and stood in her way. The confrontation at West 46th Street and Broadway, across the street from a Forever 21, led to a verbal exchange which quickly turned into a scuffle.
  • #TeamDorner cretins root for Dorner to kill more police officers during gunfight

    02/12/2013 4:33:43 PM PST · by chessplayer · 49 replies
    Horrifying. It has come to this: People are so morally bankrupt that they not only praise a suspected cop-killer, but they root for him to kill more people.
  • "Hippie" Allegedly Caught With Explosive Powder Previously Stabbed A Bouncer, Stole His Pizza

    01/04/2013 8:05:13 PM PST · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    The Gothamist ^ | 1-4-13 | Christopher Robbins
    Aaron Greene, the 31-year-old Harvard grad who was arrested on Saturday morning with his pregnant girlfriend for allegedly possessing explosive powder and shotguns, previously stabbed a bouncer in 2005 with an eleven-inch butcher knife and served eight months in jail. The man he stabbed says that the altercation began after Greene stole his slice of pizza and stalked him through the Lower East Side—and soon after the stabbing he predicted Greene was more dangerous than authorities believed at the time. "I told the District Attorney that one of these days, he's gonna shoot up a schoolyard or blow up a...
  • Greenwich Village couple busted with cache of weapons, bombmaking explosives: sources

    12/31/2012 6:48:35 AM PST · by bryan999 · 63 replies
    The privileged daughter of a prominent city doctor, and her boyfriend — a Harvard grad and Occupy Wall Street activist — have been busted for allegedly having a cache of weapons and a bombmaking explosive in their Greenwich Village apartment. Morgan Gliedman — who is nine-months pregnant — and her baby daddy, Aaron Greene, 31, also had instructions on making bombs, including a stack of papers with a cover sheet titled, “The Terrorist Encyclopedia,’’ sources told The Post yesterday. People who know Greene say his political views are “extreme,” the sources said.
  • They Never Say "Tax the Successful"

    12/17/2012 3:55:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Kevin Glass
    Comedian Adam Carolla has never been one to censor what comes out of his mouth. The gift of gab took him from humble beginnings in economically destitute North Hollywood to dizzying heights inthe entertainment industry, where he could afford to move a few miles away. It's a story of hard work and success that comes through in his recent book Not Taco Bell Material, a chaotic tour that takes readers from Carolla's early years to how he finally found his calling - and his success. Carolla's disdain for the politically-correct culture of sensitivity has made him an unlikely but powerful...
  • Video: Bloomberg Praises Occupy Sandy, "You Guys Are Great"

    12/01/2012 4:58:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Gothamist ^ | December 1, 2012 | Ben Yakas
    Mayor Bloomberg made an impromptu visit to the Rockaways this week—although he was predominantly there to discuss Sandy recovery efforts with local paper The Wave (and declare that the age of the wooden boardwalk is so over), Bloomberg also was confronted by some Occupy Sandy members. And for once, he had nothing but praise for them: "Thank you for everything you've done. You guys are great," Bloomberg told them, as you can see in the video below. "We really do appreciate it, all kidding aside. You really are making a difference. Goodbye," he said. (VIDEO AT LINK) Bloomberg probably would...
  • 'Bomb' Doc Was Fired From Hospital After Stalking Allegation (mentions "Occupy militant element")

    11/19/2012 10:57:21 AM PST · by dead · 3 replies
    A doctor charged Saturday with possessing a large quantity of chemicals used in bomb-making spent 15 years on the staff of a Manhattan hospital until he was fired in 2006 for refusing to submit to a psychiatric evaluation when a nurse accused him of stalking her, court records show. Roberto Rivera, 60, was charged with recklessly creating a risk of widespread injury or damage after federal and local authorities found precursor chemicals used in the making of explosives in the basement of a Ridgewood house, Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said in a release Saturday afternoon. Rivera was being held...
  • Occupy Albany Insists Movement Isn't Dead, Proves It By Holding 5-Person Yoga Class in a McDonald's

    10/24/2012 4:30:50 PM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 10 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 10/24/2012
    This past Sunday, remnants of what is left of the Occupy Albany movement celebrated their one-month Anniversary by tying up traffic and insisting that they were "taking it to the man". Who that man is, is anybody's guess. A report from WNYT-Albany showed protesters insisting that despite a meager number of participants in the historic one-year march, the movement was far from dead. “As the capacity of an organizer, it never left. It’s not dead. It’s alive and well. It’s just that most of the organizers like myself, had school to do,” said Eddie Alkubari. It's not dead. It's alive...
  • Trinity Church Cancels Halloween Events Following Alleged Assault By ‘Occupy’ Protester

    10/16/2012 4:00:43 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 5 replies
    cbs ^ | october 16, 2012
    Trinity Church is cancelling its annual Halloween celebration. A post on the church’s website says the “decision was made out of an abundance of caution as we continue to face safety issues arising from the sidewalk camp in front of Trinity Church.” A group called “Occupy Trinity Wall Street Church” –which labels itself as “An action of Occupy Wall Street” – set up a makeshift camp on the sidewalk in front of the church. -snip The church said some 1,200 people attended last year’s Halloween celebration and that it’s been held for the last eight years. “It’s a popular event...
  • St Paul's Cathedral Occupy protest latest (interrupt service)

    10/15/2012 10:03:14 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 7 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | October 14, 2012
    Protest group Occupy today took over St Paul's Cathedral to mark the first anniversary of its original camp. Four women from the movement went into the cathedral and chained themselves to the pulpit during a service. They then gave a sermon attacking cathedral authorities for "colluding with the City of London Corporation" which led to their eviction. The Very Reverend Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul's, said he was taking an evening prayer service when "four young women dressed in white" chained themselves to the structure. City of London Police are at the cathedral but the women from the...
  • Oakland blames police, not Occupy mobs

    10/15/2012 10:55:43 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/15/12 | Chip Johnson
    Everyone who contributed to the violence and mayhem at Occupy Oakland protest marches should be held accountable - in one way or another - for their actions. Unfortunately, that's not how it works here in Oakland. On Friday, Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan meted out punishment to 44 police officers for misconduct connected to Occupy demonstrations over the past year. The discipline ranges from recommendations to terminate two officers to 30-day suspensions, written reprimands and counseling. In comparison, 106 protesters have been charged with felonies and misdemeanors during all Occupy actions in Oakland, according to the Alameda County district attorney's...
  • Report: Ahmadinejad to Meet with Occupy Wall Street

    09/24/2012 10:47:15 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 28 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 9/24/12 | Daniel Halper
    A report today in an official outlet of the Iranian regime claims that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, will meet with members of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Ahmadinejad is currently in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly, where these reported meetings will take place. "Ahmadinejad is also set to meet American university students, artists, intellectuals and elites, including Occupy Wall Street anti-capitalist protestors, despite the ongoing efforts made by the pro-Zionist lobbies to prevent direct link between American people and the Iranian president," the Iranian organ Fars News reports. Earlier this year American professors gathered...