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  • Nurses union to strike over inadequate Ebola protection

    11/12/2014 8:25:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/12/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    But remember, voters… there’s nothing to worry about. We’ve got the entire situation under control. Nurses across the United States will stage protest rallies and strikes on Wednesday over what they say is insufficient protection for health workers dealing with patients possibly stricken with the deadly Ebola virus.The California-based nurses’ union, National Nurses United, says hospitals still lack enough hazardous materials suits which leave no skin exposed and sufficient powered air-purifying respirators to properly protect nurses from exposure.“Inadequate preparedness for Ebola symbolizes the erosion of patient care standards generally,” National Nurses United spokesman Charles Idelson said on Tuesday. So...
  • Nurses are furious, may strike, over inadequate Ebola training

    10/16/2014 12:47:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/15/14 | Sarah Kliff
    The country's largest nursing union is considering the possibility of picketing hospitals if they do not offer more extensive training on how to treat Ebola patient. Nurses United executive director RoseAnn DeMoro said in a conference call Wednesday that her group may take "pretty dramatic action for nurses across the country" that could "escalate into possible pickets at hospitals." "We have heard consistently across the country that there are no protocols in place," she said.
  • Liberia health workers' strike on Monday could hurt Ebola efforts

    10/12/2014 4:37:45 PM PDT · by bgill · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct. 12, 2014 | James Harding Giahyue
    Thousands of Liberian healthcare workers are set to begin an indefinite strike at midnight on Monday which could undermine the country's effort to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus and leave several hundred patients without care. Health workers in the West African nation threatened to abandon hundreds of patients in Ebola treatment units, clinics and hospitals if demands for better incentives, working conditions and protective equipment were not met.
  • Plane Cleaners Strike At NY Terminal Over Ebola Fears

    10/09/2014 7:57:01 AM PDT · by wtd · 26 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 10/09/2014 | AP
    Plane Cleaners Strike At NY Terminal Over Ebola Fears. FoxNews 10/09/2014 Plane cleaners strike at New York airport terminal over Ebola fears Published October 09, 2014Associated Press NEW YORK Airplane cabin cleaners have set up pickets outside a LaGuardia Airport terminal over health and safety issues.
  • Sierra Leone burial crews reportedly on strike, leaving Ebola victims in the street

    10/08/2014 5:31:52 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/08/14
    Burial teams in Sierra Leone reportedly went on strike over lack of hazard pay this week, leaving the bodies of victims of the Ebola outbreak in the country's streets.
  • White House 'Ready to Take Action' Against IS in Syria

    08/24/2014 12:34:10 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/8/14
    The White House said over the weekend it was ready to "take action" against any threat to America as it indicated serious consideration of U.S. military strikes against the Islamic State (IS, formerly called ISIS) in Syria, AFP reports. The Pentagon has warned of the dangers of IS and said operations against it in Syria may be needed, after weeks of air strikes have slowed the advance of the Sunni group in Iraq. The White House also said late Friday that air strikes in Syria may be necessary, as deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes agreed that "any strategy to...
  • Ironic Moment as Rocket Interrupts French Reporter

    08/03/2014 11:23:41 AM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 41 replies
    Tisha Be' Av Walk (around the Old City Walls) ^ | 8/3/2014, 8:38 PM | By Gil Ronen
    A reporter for France 24, Gallagher Fenwick, was reporting from Gaza Friday and explaining how its residents' food security has been affected by the fighting there, when something unexpected happened. "This was a rocket,, a rattled Fenwick told his audience, this was a rocket, rockets were just shot right next to where we are standing, so I'm not going to stand here very long because usually there's a strike just moments after this occurs. The occurrence proves Israel's contention that Hamas fires rockets from among civilians, using them as human shields and manipulating any civilian casualties that are thus incurred,...
  • Workers strike for fired CEO

    07/26/2014 11:39:04 AM PDT · by Kozy · 4 replies
    MSN News ^ | 07/25/2014 | DENISE LAVOIE
    Now front page news soon to be in the corporate obituary column. First the board has to go. Why? It does not know the grocery business let alone Market Basket's. It does not know its employees or its customers. Lets step over that bump in the road for now. They hired co-CEO's. That never works again pointing to the lace of management structure needed to run a 71 store chain. Let's step over that hurdle also. One of the co-CEO's is from Albertson which was torn apart by a strike 10 years or so ago on the West Coast. never...
  • With contract deadline expired, ILWU and PMA are expected to keep talking (West Coast port strike?)

    07/01/2014 7:10:26 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman
    Logistics Management ^ | 1 July 2014 | Jeff Berman, Group News Editor
    As the calendar turns to July today, summer is fully intact, but the West Coast ports labor situation is still apparently chilly. With the deadline for labor contract negotiations between ILWU (the International Longshore Warehouse Union) and the Pacific Maritime Association arriving aft midnight last night, the current status remains in flux as neither party is publicly commenting on their talks, which have been ongoing since May 12. The ILWU represents nearly 14,000 port workers in California, Oregon, and Washington, with more than 40 percent of U.S. incoming container traffic moving through West Coast ports at the Ports of Los...
  • Fast-Food Workers Walk Off Jobs Worldwide: Walk-outs planned for Thursday in 150 U.S. cities

    05/15/2014 6:37:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    AOL Jobs ^ | 05/15/2014 | Carol Kopp
    It started with a brief walkout at a few restaurants in New York City back in November 2012, but on Thursday the campaign against low pay at America's fast food restaurants morphed into a global push. By 9 a.m., the organizing group FastFoodGlobal.org reported that two McDonalds outlets in New York City and one in Boston were shut down. Hours ago, young workers in the Philippines staged a singing and dancing flash mob inside a downtown Manila McDonalds during the morning rush hour. Their choice of music was the song "Let It Go" from Frozen. When the news from abroad...
  • Fast-food workers strike for higher wage

    05/15/2014 6:19:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 40 replies
    WCTI12.com ^ | May 15,2014 | WCTI Staff
    Greenville, Pitt County-Fast-food workers in Greenville held a strike on Thursday demanding a raise in pay. Strikers want a $15 an hour minimum wage. The fast-food employees from McDonald's, Wendy's, and Burger King also want to form a union without retaliation.
  • Fast food worker strikes planned in 150 cities

    05/13/2014 3:22:07 PM PDT · by kingattax · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | May 7, 2014 | By Patrick M. Sheridan
    The fast-food worker strikes are expanding to more U.S. cities and going global. Workers in up to 150 cities across the country are planning to strike on May 15, according to labor organizers. The movement is also headed overseas, with plans for workers to join protests in 33 countries. On Wednesday, the workers announced the protests outside a McDonald's in New York City, and delivered a letter that called on the fast food giant to raise wages and respect workers' rights worldwide. However, security guards didn't allow the workers to bring the letter inside the restaurant. So, they posted the...
  • Looking for leads for headhunters for Intel/Strike/TLAM

    04/28/2014 1:23:33 PM PDT · by My hearts in London - Everett · 4 replies
    Me | April 28, 2014 | MHIL-E
    My daughter just Honorably separated out of the Navy at the end of February after 8 1/2 years. Current TS and is looking for headhunters for Intel/Strike/TLAM. She's willing to contract to EU or ME. Does anyone have contacts for this type of position?
  • Bird Strike: Backlash Stirs Against Lufthansa Pilots

    04/11/2014 12:16:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | April 11, 2014 11:07 AM | Dinah Deckstein
    Last weeks three-day strike at Lufthansa drew attention to structural problems at a company that is critical to Germanys globalized economy. The flag carrier is losing ground against competitors, but its pilots are remaining firm. [] (Vereinigung Cockpit)s slogan for the strike, Stop the profit greed [] ended up backfiring on the pilots union. In the public and the press, on television and in many Internet forums, discussions of the pilots strike, instead of triggering debates over greedy fund managers, were focused on the pilots themselves. People across Germany were talking about whether the strike was justified or excessive. The...
  • Foreign Ministry goes on strike, all Israel's embassies and consulates abroad to close

    03/23/2014 6:46:32 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/23/2014 15:50 | Herb Keinon
    Services needed for everybody from new immigrants to employers bringing in foreign workers will be brought to a halt. Foreign Ministrys workers committee declared a full-fledged strike on Sunday, closing the ministry and all the countrys embassies and consulates around the world for the first time. The strike is the latest development in a nearly two-year-old work dispute that the workers declared for improved salaries and work conditions. Seven months of mediation efforts exploded on March 4 when the workers rejected a Finance Ministry proposal. The workers then resumed crippling labor measures that had been put on hold during the...
  • Netanyahu Orders Israel Army To Prepare For Possible Military Strike Against Iran In 2014

    03/19/2014 8:36:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    zero hedge | 3/19/14 | tyler durden
    Back in 2013 it was Syria where the world was gearing for imminent military action after a relentless series of false flag provocations by the United States (intent on securing a Qatar gas pipeline to Europe) which in the last minute was deftly diffused by Vladimir Putin. In 2014, it was the Ukraine's turn, and after a prolonged campaign orchestrated by Victoria Nuland and the US State Department (again) which succeeded in the now traditional violent coup (see Egypt and Libya), once again saw Putin victorious, after yesterday's annexation of the all important Crimean peninsula, achieved without the firing of...
  • St. Paul teachers union sets Feb. 24 strike vote

    02/11/2014 5:20:02 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 2-10-14 | Mila Koumpilova
    St. Paul public school teachers will decide this month whether to go on strike for the first time in more than six decades. After almost nine months of negotiations that have yet to yield a contract, union leadership Monday called for a strike authorization vote. The St. Paul Public Schools district has balked at St. Paul Federation of Teachers proposals to cap class sizes and set staffing levels for counselors and other support professionals in a two-year contract. The two sides have also not agreed on a compensation package. The union's 3,200 members will weigh in on a possible walkout...
  • Video Shows 'Moment of IAF Strike'

    01/19/2014 2:27:27 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/1/14 | Gil Ronen
    A video uploaded to Youtube by an Arab-language user called GazaTube claims to show security camera footage documenting the IAF strike that targeted an Islamic Jihad terrorist in Gaza earlier Sunday. The video appears to show a relatively small explosion, possibly by a missile that had pinpointed its target. A bus that had been driving nearby was also damaged and, apparently, a donkey was badly hurt as well. The terrorist has been identified as Ahmed Saad, who was seriously injured and taken to a hospital. Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq8j9_wzErA Sa'ad had been riding a motorbike when he was hit by a...
  • Hillary Clinton Discussed U.S. Approval of an Israeli Strike On Iran

    01/16/2014 5:21:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Time ^ | 1/16/14 | Michael Crowley
    Midway through Barack Obamas first term as president, U.S. officials grew alarmed that Israel might launch a unilateral air strike against Irans nuclear program. Iran had snubbed Obamas outreach after the 2008 election, and rejected an October 2009 international proposal to ship most of its enriched uranium out of the countrystirring pessimism about prospects for a future breakthrough. Militarily, I thought we needed to prepare for a possible Israeli attack and Iranian retaliation, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates writes in his new memoir, Duty. At a January 2010 Oval Office meeting, Gates told Obama he needed to consider the ramifications...
  • UFCW Local 1500: Strike Signs Prepped for Stop & Shop

    12/12/2013 8:10:50 PM PST · by matt04 · 8 replies
    Last night members from Stop & Shop, King Kullen, Pathmark, Fairway, D'Agostino, Key Food and Shop Rite came together to support Stop & Shop workers. Together as a union we made over 1,000 picket signs in preparation for a potential strike at Stop & Shop (Thank you to all who came and for your support!). Right now our union is still negotiating with the company. A Trustee meeting scheduled for all day tomorrow to discuss Pension & Welfare. However, we are continuing to prepare for a strike. Tomorrow you will receive more information in your store. Today our Stop &...
  • Officials: US drone strike kills 13 in Yemen

    12/12/2013 2:16:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 12/12/13 | Ahemd Al-Haj - Associated Press
    SANAA, Yemen (AP) Missiles fired by a U.S. drone slammed into a convoy of vehicles traveling to a wedding party in central Yemen on Thursday, killing at least 13 people, Yemeni security officials said. The officials said the attack took place in the city of Radda, the capital of Bayda province, and left charred bodies and burnt out cars on the road. The city, a stronghold of al-Qaida militants, witnessed deadly clashes early last year between armed tribesmen backed by the military and al-Qaida gunmen in an attempt to drive them out of the city. There were no immediate...
  • Dozens of workers strike outside Downtown fast-food locations

    12/05/2013 8:40:49 AM PST · by RS_Rider · 59 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 12-05-2013 | James Knox
    Dozens of people gathered outside Dunkin Donuts and McDonald's locations Downtown on Thursday morning to protest low wages as part of a national campaign energizing fast-food workers. Carrying placards and shouting slogans such as No justice, no doughnuts, about 75 people rallied in front of the Dunkin Donuts in Market Square and the nearby McDonald's on Stanwix Street. The actions are part of push by labor unions, worker advocacy groups and Democrats to raise the federal minimum wage of $7.25. President Obama says he would back a minimum wage of $10.10 an hour, and on Wednesday addressed income equality in...
  • Wage Strikes Planned at Fast-Food Outlets in 100 Cities

    12/01/2013 3:12:04 PM PST · by dynachrome · 127 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12-1-13 | STEVEN GREENHOUSE
    Backers of the movement for higher pay point to studies saying that the average age of fast-food workers is 29 and that more than one-fourth are parents raising children. Simon Rojas, who earns $8.07 an hour working at a McDonalds in South Central Los Angeles, said he would join Thursdays one-day strike. Its very difficult to live off $8.07 an hour, said Mr. Rojas, 23, noting that he is often assigned just 20 or 25 hours of work a week. I have to live with my parents. I would like to be able to afford a car and an apartment....
  • German union plans further strikes at Amazon

    11/26/2013 5:11:15 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:17am EST | Maria Sheahan
    Union Verdi is preparing more strikes to step up pressure on Amazon in Germany, its biggest market outside the United States, in a dispute over pay and conditions, German media reported. Workers at Amazon centers in Bad Hersfeld and Leipzig will walk out for at least one day on Monday, Heiner Reimann of Verdi told daily Stuttgarter Nachrichten. The union has organized several short strikes this year in a bid to force the world's biggest Internet retailer to accept a collective agreement on employment conditions similar to deals for the mail order and retail sector, which are more generous than...
  • Poll shows ebbing Israeli support for Iran strike

    11/24/2013 7:11:47 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 19 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | November 22, 2013 | Haviv Rettig Gur
    Survey indicates backing drops even further if US opposed to move; second poll reveals majority of Americans favor deal with Tehran Slightly fewer than half of Israelis back the use of a military option against Irans nuclear program, with the number dropping even further should the US not lend support for such an action, a poll released Thursday night showed. At the same time, a separate poll among US citizens showed growing support for a diplomatic deal with Tehran. The Israeli poll, commissioned by Channel 2 political anchor Nissim Mishal, showed 49.1 percent of Israelis backing a last-resort military strike...
  • Madrid Buried In Trash As Garbagemen Strike Continues For 10th Day

    11/15/2013 9:08:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/15/2013 | Tyler Durden
    The trouble with proclaiming 'victory' over the crisis in Spain (read the whole of Europe) and the ECB enabling governments profligacy with the ghost of OMT future is that it merely emboldens. As Al Jazeera reports, Madrid's garbage collectors have been on strike since November 5 to protest layoffs and pay cuts. With garbage piling up on the streets of Madrid, the mayor issued private trash-collecting companies an ultimatum on Wednesday: end the street cleaners' strike or lose their contracts. More than 30,000 residents have signed a petition to the defense minister asking for the streets to be cleaned....
  • BOLTON: ISRAEL MUST MAKE 'FATEFUL DECISION' ON IRAN STRIKE

    11/04/2013 7:40:59 AM PST · by Signalman · 1 replies
    WND ^ | 11/3/2013 | WMD
    Israel does not have much time to make a fateful decision about whether to strike Irans nuclear sites, former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton said Sunday in a radio interview. Israel, I think, now faces the fateful decision whether it will allow Iran to get nuclear weapons, thus constituting a true existential threat to Israel, he said. Or whether they will strike as the Israelis have done twice before against nuclear programs in the hands of hostile states, Bolton told WABC Radios Aaron Klein. I dont think Israel has much time, Bolton continued. Frankly, they should have done this years ago...
  • Food Workers' Union Authorizes a Strike of Stop & Shop Grocery Stores in the NYC Metro Area

    11/01/2013 2:56:58 PM PDT · by matt04 · 18 replies
    f you haven't done your grocery shopping yet, now might be the time to stock up. On Monday at roughly 7:30 p.m., workers of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1500 authorized a strike of Stop & Shop supermarket, which employs 5,500 workers represented by the union. The strike would shut down stores on Long Island, New York City, Westchester, Putnam, and Duchess counties. ... At issue is the negotiation over what health benefits will look like with the arrival of the Affordable Care Act, legislation that was sold to some lawmakers as making it easier for some...
  • Israeli planes strike Syrian military base, U.S. official says

    10/31/2013 1:25:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    cnn ^ | 10/31/13 | Barbara Starr
    (CNN) -- Israeli warplanes struck a military base near the Syrian port city of Latakia on Thursday, an Obama administration official told CNN. An explosion at a missile storage site in the area was widely reported in the Israeli press, but an attack has not been confirmed by the Israeli government. The target, according to the Obama administration official, was missiles and related equipment the Israelis felt might be transferred to the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah. The official declined to be identified because of the sensitive nature of the information. When asked for comment, an Israel Defense Forces spokeswoman told...
  • Somalia's al-Shabab commanders 'killed' in strike (Two senior commanders check-out in a Suzuki)

    10/28/2013 12:39:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/28/13 | BBC
    An air strike in southern Somalia has killed two senior commanders of the militant Islamist group, al-Shabab, residents have told the BBC. The strike destroyed the vehicle the militants were travelling in between the towns of Jilib and Barawe, seen as a major base of al-Shabab, they said. The US launched a failed raid in Barawe earlier this month to capture an al-Shabab commander. Al-Shabab is the main al-Qaeda-linked group in East Africa. A Kenyan military source told the BBC their troops had raided Jilib, and that there might have been some casualties. However, correspondents say it is unlikely that...
  • Outlook bleak for quick end to BART strike ( San Francisco )

    10/20/2013 6:07:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 20, 2013 | Kristen V. Brown
    At least one BART union agreed Saturday to put the transit agency's contract proposal to a vote, but commuters looking for a quick end to the 2-day-old strike should hold off on the celebrations. Speaking from the entrance of the shuttered Pittsburg BART Station, Antonette Bryant, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555, said she expects that vote to result in a "resounding no." ... A spokeswoman from Service Employees International Union Local 1021, BART's largest union, declined to say whether that union also would allow a vote on the contract. ... With no negotiations scheduled, both sides said Saturday...
  • Two BART workers killed by train running during strike [Bay Area Rapid Transit, California]

    10/19/2013 3:15:41 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 22 replies
    sfgate.com / San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Saturday, October 19, 2013 | Erin Allday and Demian Bulwa
    <p>The two workers, whose names weren't immediately released, died at the scene after they were hit by an eastbound train, sources close to the investigation said.</p>
  • Shutdown: San Francisco rail workers strike after talks break down

    10/18/2013 1:42:18 AM PDT · by granada · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Oct 18, 2013 | Laila Kearney
    (Reuters) - Commuter rail workers in the San Francisco Bay Area went on strike on Friday after talks with management over a new contract broke down, throwing the morning commute into chaos in the traffic-clogged region. The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) management and employee unions have been at loggerheads for months over pay and benefits for more than 2,000 train drivers and other union workers who are demanding large pay raises in part to offset being asked to contribute to their pensions and other benefits. On Thursday, union officials said both sides had finally agreed on pay and benefits,...
  • BART strike set for Friday; only 'miracle' could save train service [Bay Area Rapid Transit, Calif.]

    10/17/2013 8:05:49 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 24 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 10/17/2013 | Mike Rosenberg
    OAKLAND -- Exasperated BART union leaders announced they would shut down trains Friday morning after a breakdown at the bargaining table Thursday, setting the stage for the second Bay Area commute nightmare in three months. A wild round of back-and-forth press conferences at 4 p.m. brought to a live TV audience an outpouring of emotion from sleep-deprived negotiators and the departure of the nation's top mediator. Although union leaders have been threatening strikes for the past week, they sounded much angrier and more direct this time, and talks ended altogether. "Unfortunately, yes -- we are on strike as of midnight,"...
  • Judicial Watch's Klayman: Truckers 'Threatened', 'Harassed by the Government'

    10/11/2013 9:27:08 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 22 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | October 12, 2013 | You Tube
    Truck drivers protesting government corruption in today's "Ride for the Constitution" may have been intimidated by government officials and law enforcement, according to Larry Klayman, founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, and former Department of Justice prosecutor. Klayman revealed to MRCTV in an exclusive interview that the truckers were allegedly threatened with arrest and advised to stay out of D.C.
  • Carnegie Hall Stagehands Making Average of $419,000 End Strike

    10/08/2013 7:46:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/6/2013 | Tony Lee
    This week, Carnegie Hall stagehands who make on average $419,000 a year went on strike, forcing the cancellation of a gala that would have benefited nonprofit artistic and education programs. The dispute between the 122-year hall and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Union, reportedly the first ever strike at Carnegie Hall, was resolved on Friday.
  • Boston bus drivers AWOL, stranding tens of thousands of kids

    10/08/2013 7:16:48 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 8, 2013 | Laurel J. Sweet &#8232;, Dave Wedge
    Tens of thousands of Boston schoolchildren were left stranded this morning by what the school district called an illegal work action by hundreds of bus drivers who refused to drive their routes today, forcing T bus drivers and even Boston police to jump in and ferry kids to school.I hope this is all worth it, Roxbury mom Corvette Rankins who ferried her 8-year-old to the Blackstone Elementary School said in response to the drivers. Were your children stranded or did you take them on strike with you?Only 30 of 650 buses are on the road today, the district...
  • Obama: Imagine if workers could shut down a factory just because they didnt get what they want

    10/03/2013 11:33:27 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 102 replies
    Hot Air ^ | OCTOBER 3, 2013 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Charles Cooke. Imagine it. Imagine a movement so selfish that it would sabotage the operations of a venture on which vast numbers of people depend simply to gain leverage for its own agenda. Then imagine that that movement grew in numbers to the point where it could elect its own bought-and-paid-for politicians to do its bidding. Who knows how much havoc it could wreak? When you think about it, Democrats are right: It really is a sort of terrorism. Am I awake? Youtube
  • GAFFE: OBAMA CONDEMNS LABOR STRIKES WITH SHUTDOWN ANALOGY...

    10/03/2013 12:24:15 PM PDT · by rellimpank · 36 replies
    Breitbart (Big Government) ^ | 3 oct 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    On Thursday, President Obama launched into yet another broadside against Republicans over the government shutdown while in campaign mode in Rockville, Maryland speaking to a construction company. Oddly, after veering off teleprompter, he likened Republicans shutting down the government to striking workers shutting down a business: Everybody here does their job, right? If youre working here and in the middle of the day you just stopped and said, You know what, I want to get something, but I dont know exactly what Im gonna get, but Im just gonna stop working until I get something, Im gonna shut down the...
  • Fast Food Wages and Fabian Follies

    09/18/2013 12:32:00 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 14 replies
    CapCon ^ | 9/16/2013 | Daniel Hager
    Protesters rallied in Michigan and nationwide recently to claim that wages at fast food restaurants are too low. Heres an alternative compensation schedule. These workers should be paid as much as doctors and lawyers and executives. Those in turn should all get the same salary. Every member of their staffs should make that amount too. The same principle should prevail in government: A receptionist at a state agency would make the same as the governor; a custodian cleaning a public universitys toilets would be paid exactly what the universitys president gets. Everybody gets equal pay. All across the board, throughout...
  • Convoy to D.C. Truckers To Shut Down America in October

    09/17/2013 2:58:35 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 29 replies
    http://www.shtfplan.com ^ | September 17, 2013 | Mac Slavo
    Last year the American Truckers Association prepared a report for Congress highlighting the susceptibility of the nations just-in-time delivery system, the majority of which is made possible by the transport and delivery of freight. In the event of a catastrophic disaster such as a war that drives fuel prices through the roof or even a natural disaster such as a solar flare that renders electronic trucks inoperable, there would be a a swift and devastating impact on the food, healthcare, transportation, waste removal, retail, manufacturing, and financial sectors, according to the report. The backbone of commerce in the United States...
  • Obama: "I understand" American people arent with me on Syria strike

    09/09/2013 7:12:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    CBS News ^ | Scott Pelley
    WASHINGTON -- In an interview Monday, President Obama responded to a surprising late proposal that could head off a military strike against Syria. The Syrians agreed to a Russian proposal to put their chemical weapons under international control and destroy them. I talked to President Obama about that, and about a threat Syrian dictator Bashar Assad made during an interview with Charlie Rose. SCOTT PELLEY: Can you accept the Russian/Syrian proposal? PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, we dont know the details of it yet. But I think that it is a potentially positive development. I dont think that we wouldve gotten to...
  • Why Is John Kerry Supporting Genghis Khan?

    09/06/2013 6:08:34 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 14 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 09/06/2013 | JoeClarke.Net
    In 1971 as I was sort of recovering from service in Vietnam in a VA Hospital, there was John Kerry testifying before Congress on television about the "atrocities" committed by the American troops in Vietnam,reminiscent of Genghis Khan - as Kerry explained it. At the time, I had other things on my mind, and I did not fully realize the treason he was committing. In the TwelfthCentury, at the same time Islam was manifesting destiny by killing and otherwise subjugatinginfidels as they into the Middle East, North Africa and Europe, the infamous Genghis Khan was taking over country after...
  • U.S. broadens target list for Syria strike

    09/06/2013 10:07:23 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 25 replies
    CBS ^ | Sept 6, 2013
    (CBS News) The Pentagon has expanded the list of potential targets for a U.S. military strike on Syria, based on intelligence indicating that the Assad regime has moved around equipment used to deploy chemical weapons in anticipation of a potential attack. A Pentagon official insisted to CBS News correspondent David Martin that the scope of the operation has not changed, which President Obama has described as limited and tailored. The military began adding new targets to the list as Syrian troops started moving equipment "they think might be targeted and hiding some of it so the U.S. cannot find it...
  • America and Russia in secret Syria talks as Moscow warns of nuclear catastrophe

    09/05/2013 4:47:46 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | 9-5-13 | David Martosko In New York, Jill Reilly and Becky Evans
    With U.S. diplomats secretly talking with their Russian counterparts behind the scenes at the G-20 summit in St. Petersburg in hopes of avoiding a stalemate over Syria, publicly Moscow warned that a military strike on Syria could have catastrophic effects if a missile hit a small reactor near Damascus that contains radioactive uranium. But a U.S. official attached to the United Nations delegation told MailOnline that while Obama's admission on Wednesday that U.S.-Russia relations have 'hit a wall,' the president's team is overreaching with an ambitious proposal that has no chance of success. The talks started last week and are...
  • Walmart workers planning massive strike

    09/04/2013 1:53:55 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 61 replies
    AJC ^ | 09/04/2013 | Charles McKeague
    Courtesy of Newsy.com Thousands of Walmart employees are gearing up for a massive strike Thursday. Last week, fast food workers walked out on their jobs — demanding $15 an hour. Walmart employees are seeking similar wages.In a Facebook post, the group, called OUR Walmart, says it is the “lifeblood” of the company and demands... “Walmart, it’s time to reinstate Associates who have been unjustly fired. We’re ready to stand up until this happens and we, the Associates, are paid a wage we can live on.” The group claims 500,000 employees are making less than $10 an hour and says the reality of...
  • Russian Expert says Mideast made narrow escape from Major War Tuesday

    09/03/2013 8:12:11 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 56 replies
    ITAR-TASS ^ | 9-3-12 | Tamara Zamyatina
    MOSCOW, September 3 (Itar-Tass) - Launching of two ballistic missiles in the Mediterranean water area testifies to the ongoing U.S. preparations for air strikes against Syria, a top-rank Russian military expert said in an exclusive interview with Itar-Tass Tuesday night. The U.S. and Israel actually wanted to watch the reaction to the launch on the part of Russia, China and Iran, said Colonel-General Leonid Ivashov, Ret. From 1996 through to 2001, Gen Ivashov was chief of the Russian Defense Ministrys Main Department for International Defense Cooperation. He is President of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems at present. He believes that...
  • Post workers to vote on whether to strike in run-up to Christmas over plans to privatize Royal Mail

    09/03/2013 8:56:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:54 EST, 2 September 2013 | Sara Malm
    Britain's militant postal union yesterday warned of inevitable strikes as the dispute over plans to privatize Royal Mail becomes increasingly bitter. Despite the unions upcoming ballot, the Government said it will not alter its decision to sell shares in Royal Mail in this financial year. The Royal Mail said industrial action, or the possibility of disruption, was damaging to the business, especially in the run-up to Christmas, which is the busiest time for the company.
  • Assad: US strike could spark regional war

    09/02/2013 3:45:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/02/13 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Syrian President Bashar Assad warned Monday that a U.S. military strike on his country could spark a regional war. Assad also challenged the U.S. and France to provide evidence of his regime's alleged use of chemical weapons against Syrian citizens. In comments made to French newspaper Le Figaro, excerpts of which were published online Monday and reported by the Associated Press, Assad warned of potentially dire consequences to action by the U.S. He said that the Middle East is a "powder keg" and that no one knows what might happen if the West launches a military attack on Syria. He...
  • How To Solve The Fast Food Strike In Two Simple Words

    08/30/2013 1:55:47 PM PDT · by djf · 21 replies
    American Glob ^ | Aug 29,2013
    YOURE FIRED. This is a teachable moment for America and I sincerely hope that the owners of all the fast food franchises where employees walked out on strike today take full advantage. Fire them all, every last one of them. There are hundreds of thousands of people in America right now who are desperate to find jobs of any kind. This national demonstration by fast food employees, which is happening on the eve of Labor Day weekend (sheer coincidence) is nothing more than the latest McProtest by leftists and union supporters. The only time flipping burgers is a career is...