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  • Migrant crisis: Australia ups refugee intake and plans Syria strikes

    09/09/2015 5:37:57 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 09/09/15
    Australia will also expand its role fighting the so-called Islamic State (IS) to include its Syrian strongholds. Australia will also expand its role fighting the so-called Islamic State (IS) to include its Syrian strongholds.
  • The RIGHT STRIKES BACK!! Christian Pizzeria ATTACKED by gay lobby raises over $18k in 2 HOURS!

    04/01/2015 7:20:47 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 418 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 4-1-2015 | soopermexican
    Crystal O’Connor co-owns a pizzeria in Indiana but they may close their doors permanently after being attacked for putting forth their Christian faith. When she said she would not cater a gay wedding, the shop’s website was hacked, their Yelp profile was plastered with insults and obscene pictures, and they even received death threats. A supporter has begun a “GoFundMe” profile for the Pizzeria owners to help them weather the gay mafia storm, and they have so many people angry that they’ve received over $18,000 in donations in just two hours!
  • U.S. refinery strike spreads to one-fifth of national capacity

    02/22/2015 11:34:52 AM PST · by thackney · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 22, 2015 | ERWIN SEBA
    The largest U.S. refinery strike in 35 years entered its fourth week as workers at 12 refineries accounting for one-fifth of national production capacity were walking picket lines as of 12 a.m. CST on Sunday, according to union officials. A total of 6,550 members of the United Steelworkers union at 15 plants, including the 12 refineries, are involved in the work stoppage that began on Feb. 1 when talks for a new three-year contract between the USW and lead oil company negotiator Shell Oil Co stopped.... After the latest breakdown between the two sides, Steelworkers leaders targeted Shell, which is...
  • WEST COAST DOCK STRIKE SETTLES JUST IN TIME FOR REFINERY STRIKE

    02/22/2015 11:41:56 AM PST · by thackney · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Feb 2015 | CHRISS W. STREET
    With the West Coast ports labor dispute involving 13,600 unionized dockworkers inflicting pain on 318 million Americans by causing billions of dollars a day in losses to the U.S. economy settling yesterday, now 30,000 unionized refinery workers across America intend to play the same leverage game by cutting off two-thirds of all U.S. diesel and gasoline supplies. Just after US Labor Secretary Tom Perez took to the television circuit to tout how the Obama Administration believes the US economy can “recover quickly” from the nine months-long port turmoil, the United Steel Workers (USW) launched the first nationwide oil refinery strike...
  • National Bargaining: Greedy Oil Industry Forces Work Stoppage

    02/18/2015 5:44:56 PM PST · by mdittmar · 32 replies
    United Steelworkers ^ | Feb 18, 2015 | United Steelworkers
    Arrogant oil refiners concerned more about profits than the safety and workplace concerns of thousands of USW-represented oil workers forced the union to call an unfair labor practice (ULP) strike.The industry, represented by Royal Dutch Shell, gave the USW no other option when it refused to bargain in good faith over a national contract even though the union was prepared to continue talking beyond the midnight deadline.“Shell refused to provide us with a counter-offer and left the bargaining table,” International President Leo W. Gerard said. “We had no choice but to give notice of a work stoppage.”The negotiations for a...
  • 64 ISIS Members Killed As Egypt Launches First Foreign Strikes In 24 Years

    02/16/2015 6:43:55 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    Sixty-four Islamic State fighters have been killed and dozens wounded in Egyptian-Libyan military airstrikes on Libya, announced the spokesperson of the Libyan military, reported Al-Ahram. The airstrikes, Egypt’s first foreign strikes since the Gulf War in 1991, come after ISIS released a video depicting the decapitation of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians that had been abducted in Libya. According to Egypt’s military, the airstrikes were carried out in coordination with Libyan officials and targeted multiple ISIS locations, including weapons storage facilities, training points and buildings housing militants.
  • For Unions the shipload of payback and fail has arrived.

    02/13/2015 2:15:33 AM PST · by Nateman · 25 replies
    Nateman | Feb 13, 2015 | Nateman
    It's amazing what a simple Google search can come up with. I simply Googled “Obamacare union strike”. Pages and pages of upcoming strikes appear!Ships bunching up due to dock workers slowdown strike Here's a partial list of Union members about to go on strike because the costs imposed by Obamacare: Casino workers , Los Vegas Verizon strike International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Communications Workers of America Chicago-based Service Employees International Union United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) union in both the Seattle and New York City American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1028 ( Will...
  • Union strikes at 9 US refineries in bid for new contract

    02/01/2015 12:34:34 PM PST · by george76 · 41 replies
    CNBC .. Reuters ^ | Feb 1, 2015 | Lucy Nicholson
    Union leaders called strikes on Sunday at nine U.S. refineries in a bid to pressure oil companies to agree to a new national contract covering workers at 63 plants. The walkouts, the first held in support of a nationwide pact since 1980, target plants that together account for more than 10 percent of U.S. refining capacity. The discord comes as plunging crude prices force oil companies to slash spending. Royal Dutch Shell, the lead industry negotiator, indicated talks had broken down. ... Shell activated a strike contingency plan at its sprawling joint venture refinery in Deer Park, Texas, to keep...
  • Unilateral Gaza ceasefire collapses. Israeli air strikes resume after dozens of rockets in hours

    07/15/2014 9:56:21 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | July 15, 2014, 3:48 PM (IDT)
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon ordered the Israeli Air Force to resume strikes over Gaza Tuesday afternoon, six hours after a ceasefire proposed by Egypt, accepted by Israel and rejected by Hamas, was due to go into effect. During those hours, dozens of Hamas rockets raked town after town and village after village. DEBKAfile: The White House called off US Secretary of State John Kerry’s Cairo visit upon finding Tehran’s hand behind the rockets. Netanyahu goes on the air at 8 p.m. to explain what went wrong. Straight after the ceasefire was due to go into...
  • IAF strikes 550 targets in Gaza

    07/09/2014 11:14:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    ynet ^ | 7/9/14 | Yoav Zitun
    IAF strikes 550 targets in Gaza IDF says it destroyed at least 120 concealed rocket launchers, demolished homes of Hamas regional commanders, with over 165 rockets being launched from Gaza; Palestinians say old women, children killed in attacks. Yoav Zitun Latest Update: 07.09.14, 20:26 / Israel News Israel warplanes have so far hit 550 targets in Gaza, and Hamas militants have hit back with 165 rockets, some of which struck Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and as far away as Hadera, 116 kilometers (72 miles) to the north of the coastal enclave. Palestinian fatalities include militants but also women and children....
  • Arabs Celebrate Missile Strikes On Israeli Civilians [VIDEO]

    07/08/2014 2:11:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/8/2014
    Hundreds of Arabs flocked to the Temple Mount on Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the barrage of rockets upon Israel's civilian population. The video, captioned in Arabic, reads "[c]elebrations at the Holy Al-Aqsa mosque after hearing the sounds of rockets explode in occupied Jerusalem."
  • IDF strikes nine Syrian targets in response to missile attack

    06/22/2014 4:03:44 PM PDT · by mulder1 · 12 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 06/23/14 | JPost.com staff
    IDF strikes nine Syrian targets in response to missile attack
  • Petraeus: US Cannot Be Air Force For Iraq Militias ( Sunni vs Shia )

    06/19/2014 6:10:47 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 19 Jun 2014 | Andrea Billups
    Gen. David Petraeus, the former commander for U.S. military efforts in Iraq, warned that airstrikes to help Shia militias are not the solution to stopping extremists who are seeking to undermine efforts by the country to maintain its own government. "This cannot be the United States being the air force of Shia militias or a Shia on Sunni Arab fight," ... In the past two weeks, ISIS — the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a bloodthirsty offshoot of al-Qaida — has been taking over city after city in Iraq and engaging in the mass slaughter of civilians. This...
  • Petraeus says the US MUST launchmilitary strikes against ISIS terror armyas former general

    06/19/2014 9:07:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/19/14 | David Martosko, Francesca Chamber
    The United States military should launch ´targeted´ strikes against the ´terrorist army´ of ISIS in Iraq--if the situation deteriorates so that it threatens the security of the West said David Petraeus. The retired general--who led commanded the surge eight years ago that rid the war-torn nation of al-Qaeda--said that he does support limited military action to stem the flood of ISIS troops. Former CIA chief Petraeus made these remarks on Thursday,
  • US should launch targeted military strikes on 'terrorist army' Isis, says General David Petraeus

    06/19/2014 5:18:55 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6-19-14 | Con Coughlin, Defence Editor, and Tom Whitehead
    America should launch "targeted" military attacks against an emerging "terrorist army" in Iraq if it jeopardises the security of the West, the former head of Coalition forces in the country said last night. In an exclusive interview with The Daily Telegraph, David Petraeus, one of the most senior figures in the American military over the past decade, said that he would now support limited strikes against the leadership of Isis. Gen Petraeus's intervention came as Barack Obama, the US President, announced that America was sending 300 special forces advisers to Iraq to help support the fight against Isis. Mr Obama...
  • 6.9 earthquake strikes off Northern California coast

    03/09/2014 11:34:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 9, 2014, 11:21 p.m. | Shelby Grad
    A magnitude 6.9 earthquake occurred off the coast of Eureka in Northern California on Sunday night, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The temblor hit at 10:18 p.m. 50 miles west of Eureka in Humboldt County. According to the USGS, the earthquake was felt over a large swath of the North Coast as well as other parts of Northern California. …
  • Strikes sweep Egypt as economy struggles

    03/02/2014 4:49:29 PM PST · by dynachrome · 6 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 3-2-14 | Heba Saleh
    The Egyptian government, sworn in on Saturday, takes office as a fresh wave of labour unrest sweeps the country, adding to the turmoil from a chaotic and violent political transition. In a televised address on Sunday, Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb said he called on the “patriotism” of Egyptians and that this was the moment for work, not strikes. A crippling stoppage by bus drivers last week has just ended but postal workers in many parts of the country remain on strike. Doctors, pharmacists, steel and textile workers have all carried out industrial actions in recent days. The strike by about...
  • From fast food strikes to Wal-Mart: 2013 and the year in labor

    12/26/2013 7:52:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Salon ^ | December 26, 2013 | Josh Eidelson
    This time 13 months ago, low-wage non-union workers had just mounted first-of-their kind strikes against the behemoths of the post-crash economy: fast food and Wal-Mart. One year later, we still don’t know how either effort will end. But their fortunes may have diverged. What had started with a walkout by a couple hundred fast food workers in a single city has spread to pull thousands off the job in a hundred municipalities this month. Those strikes reflect the theory behind several of 2013’s high-profile U.S. union-backed non-union organizing campaigns: that courageous and well-crafted strikes that don’t shut down a workplace,...
  • Unreal: Obama Says Workers Who Shut Down a Factory Until Demands Met Would Be Fired (SEIU responds)

    10/03/2013 7:03:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 3, 2013 | Duane Lester
    Smartest. President. EVAR! NBCWashington ✔ @nbcwashington Obama: If a worker shut down a manufacturing plant until they got what they wanted, they'd be fired. Watch live: http://bit.ly/15NUP73 10:06 AM - 3 Oct 2013 Obama to Visit Rockville Company, Talk Shutdown President Obama plans to visit a Maryland construction company to talk about the government shutdown's effect on business. NBCWashington @nbcwashington 133 Retweets 25 favorites The video evidence:(VIDEO-AT-LINK)The SEIU disagrees: Q: Can I be fired for being on strike? A: It is illegal for the employer to fire anyone for participating in a concerted action like a strike. This means that...
  • Dear Obama, It’s Time to Return Your Nobel Peace Prize. Here’s Why.

    09/07/2013 7:10:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 9-6-13 | Kirsten Powers
    How does a Nobel Peace Prize winner justify launching missile strikes in Syria? Or for that matter, a five-year drone war in the Middle East? Kirsten Powers says: he simply can’t. Military action is, of course, sometimes necessary to maintain peace. Kosovo and World War II are good examples. But the president has not demonstrated that missile attacks in Syria would do anything to achieve peace. Worse, by all accounts, Obama’s “red line” threat was an off-the-cuff remark, not a well thought-out strategy. The U.S. should not attack another country because the president was careless with his words and now...