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Fail: Lone Union Worker
Walks Out of Walmart

Breitbart´s Big Government, by Ben Shapiro

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 11/22/2012 8:43:35 PM

In an inspiring example of Union Fail, the planned union walkout on Walmart during Black Friday led off with a one-employee walkout at a Walmart in St. Cloud, Florida on Wednesday. The walkout was led by – and entirely constituted by – Vanessa Ferreira, 59. She told her manager that she was going on strike. The other workers watched her leave, shrugged, and went back about their business. The police then warned Ferreira for trespass. Ferreira has worked for Walmart for eight years in the cakes department, where she decorates cakes. But she says that her wages are too low

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: iceman, 11/22/2012 8:52:33 PM     (No. 9029916)

Did anyone really believe that union thugs would be successful calling a strike against Wal-Mart? What a hoot!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 11/22/2012 9:05:22 PM     (No. 9029924)

cake decorator?

"and just what ARE those sprinkles you´re putting on that birthday cake?"

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Reply 3 - Posted by: WimeTarmerFable, 11/22/2012 9:12:05 PM     (No. 9029929)

Voluntary separation, she will be in eligible for unemployment until she asks for a hearing and the doggone judge will develop a quirk in the law to pay her....

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Reply 4 - Posted by: skedaddle, 11/22/2012 9:19:07 PM     (No. 9029933)

"But even Ferreira acknowledges that the other Walmart employees say she doesn’t speak for them, and are annoyed by her theatrics."

I bet most people at Walmart don´t make $12 an hour like Ferreira so it´s not a wonder they are annoyed with her.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Northcross, 11/22/2012 9:21:40 PM     (No. 9029938)

New slogan: "Worker of the world unite!"

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ruready?, 11/22/2012 9:26:27 PM     (No. 9029942)

Mr. President, we had to cancel this year´s the democrat party American Patriot parade.

Why is that, Valerie?

Mr. President, one is sick and the other refuses to march alone.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dipi, 11/22/2012 9:40:22 PM     (No. 9029952)

How can she go on strike when there is no employees union in Walmart? Maybe a walkout?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 11/22/2012 9:40:40 PM     (No. 9029954)

I guess her Norma Rae moment fell flat.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: dipi, 11/22/2012 9:43:09 PM     (No. 9029956)

I had not read the article before I posted above. If she believes her wages are too low, perhaps she should be looking for a higher paying job elsewhere.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 11/22/2012 9:46:05 PM     (No. 9029961)

Maybe the SEIU will hire her as an organizer.

If she thinks she´s underpaid now, just wait until the Obamacare mandates kick in and Walmart cuts her down to 28 hours a week.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: cjohn2979, 11/22/2012 9:57:08 PM     (No. 9029966)

Who in their right mind would ever buy another cake from this walmart? I can only imagine what someone like her would put in it.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: novakid, 11/22/2012 10:02:15 PM     (No. 9029971)

Well, I guess she really showed WalMart! The corporate execs must be quaking in their boots. Now, what will she do? Watch TV all day? Maybe she can become a SEIU operative.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/22/2012 10:05:20 PM     (No. 9029973)

Well good. She´s now free to find one of those "higher wage jobs" her union bosses tantalize her with. My guess is she´ll have striker´s remorse in 10, 9, 8,...

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/22/2012 10:11:29 PM     (No. 9029979)

All that rah rah rah from the union and she walks out alone. Let them pay her $12 an hour in a state full of mimimum wage service jobs. Someone probably asked for her job before she hit the parking lot.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: reddfroge, 11/22/2012 10:49:17 PM     (No. 9030011)

Florida is a right to work state...so, she walks out, on strike, so......what??

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Reply 16 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/22/2012 10:51:19 PM     (No. 9030015)

Do these brain trust union members think about how much they´d need to earn if they didn´t have to hand a fair amount of it to their union?

A young female relative who is a sheriff´s deputy in a California county is totally disgusted by what she has to pay to the union every month. "They do absolutely nothing for us. Nothing."

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Pinkpanther, 11/22/2012 11:44:24 PM     (No. 9030049)

My 19 year old son works at the local Walmart as he goes to college, he makes $8.30 in the deli with good hours. He volunteered to work today from 4pm to 1am because he gets time and 1/2 and an additional10% off his already 10 % employee discount on appreciation days. This is off everything in the store except ammo (bummer!), that´s a huge savings! On top of this, the store had a meal catered for the employees in the employee lounge. Is it a perfect job? No, but it´s a low skilled job it´s not supposed to be perfect! My son is grateful to have it because 30% of his peers can´t find employment. He thinks those complainers need to suck it up and shut up.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: 4Justice, 11/23/2012 1:19:00 AM     (No. 9030087)

Another stupid lefty who thinks that being a cake decorator at Walmart is a career. No, it is NOT supposed to be a career. Why didn´t she use her learned skills and experience to find another job or to try to move up in the organization? That´s the problem with these fools...they don´t realize that those jobs are not supposed to be lifelong careers!! Not knowing enough about her performance, I can´t say if she deserved a better wage or not. But there is a good chance that she didn´t put in that extra effort to get noticed and maybe a better wage. At any rate, until people realize that they can better their lives by working a little harder and making the necessary sacrifices, they will always be stuck in dead end jobs and whine for more. The unions take advantage of their ignorance and laziness.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: JAN, 11/23/2012 1:36:05 AM     (No. 9030094)

Most likely in the union that brought down Hostess.



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Reply 20 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/23/2012 2:25:10 AM     (No. 9030112)

Darwin must be spinning in his grave right now over this woman and the Hostess union.

"I thought they´d be further evolved by now."

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Reply 21 - Posted by: coldoc, 11/23/2012 2:48:58 AM     (No. 9030119)

She can always go to work at the hostess plant. Wait.....

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Reply 22 - Posted by: SpencersMom, 11/23/2012 4:23:01 AM     (No. 9030146)

She´ll be fine. She´ll go to the Social Security office next week and claim her back is shot from standing up all those long 8 years decorating all those cakes and Obama´s minions will sign her up for disability pay quick as a wink.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/23/2012 4:50:56 AM     (No. 9030154)

She could have applied to work for those unions in Hostess. Oh wait, the unions closed Hostess down. Heh, heh.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: justabthadit, 11/23/2012 5:03:45 AM     (No. 9030157)

"WHO´S WITH ME??!?!?!?"

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Reply 25 - Posted by: lydwho, 11/23/2012 5:31:44 AM     (No. 9030173)

Did she pick up her free phone on the way out????

Art

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Reply 26 - Posted by: kanphil, 11/23/2012 6:32:41 AM     (No. 9030200)

#17, hooray for your son! I don´t see him as one of those kids sitting around sucking his thumb and complaining about not being able to find a job after he gets out of school. And this woman Ferreira? As others have hinted, she should never be allowed around anybody´s food supply again. Maybe she can find a Twinkie baker to sit on a park bench and commiserate with.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: walkdontrun1964, 11/23/2012 6:36:45 AM     (No. 9030203)

Its all about groceries. Sears, Kmart, JCPenny and Target are don´t have unionized workers either and the wages (I bet) is the same as Walmart. They only picket Walmart because only Walmart sells enough groceries to threaten the food union´s workers and thats wehre unions are still pretty influential.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: M2, 11/23/2012 6:47:49 AM     (No. 9030213)

Good point, #16.

These cranky union dimwits never stop to think how much more they´d be taking home were it not for the very unions they belong to.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Maybeth, 11/23/2012 7:29:54 AM     (No. 9030255)

Wal-Mark employs a lot of senior citizens .... folks who need to suppliment their income. Did the gimme-gimme union worker expect them to walk away from one of the few places willing to hire persons 70+ years old?

With all the talk about greed on Wall Street, few ever discuss the details of unionized employees´ demands and how much of their paycheck goes to the union bosses.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Judith, 11/23/2012 7:30:12 AM     (No. 9030256)

You would think that since walmart gave ALL its political donations ONLY to the dems, they would be loved. Guess not. Take note christie.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: uno, 11/23/2012 7:47:37 AM     (No. 9030284)

Finally - competition for the California Walnut...

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 11/23/2012 8:01:16 AM     (No. 9030300)

Americans just aren´t as pro union as they once were in this country. That and Walmart employees trying this ´me too´ stunt on the heels of the Hostess debacle and a very tight economy for jobs and any smart person could see why a walkout would be PR epic failure.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth, 11/23/2012 8:02:30 AM     (No. 9030302)

#30, feel free to share a link that offers evidence of your assertion that Wal-Mart went All-in on Democrats.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Lonestar Jack, 11/23/2012 8:04:18 AM     (No. 9030304)

Keep walking Vanessa

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 11/23/2012 8:05:25 AM     (No. 9030305)

Why doesn´t Ms. Vanessa take her skills and open her own little bakery? Something unique. Then, if she becomes successful, and MAKES A LOT OF MONEY, she´ll need help and can hire a few employees to help her MAKE MORE MONEY.

And then SHE can deal with the unions and their wages and demands, and the taxes, and the benefits, and the MANDATED OBAMACARE, and OSHA, and ......

If she´s that good.....

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Reply 36 - Posted by: southernboy, 11/23/2012 8:08:44 AM     (No. 9030314)

#29 "...Wal-Mark employs a lot of senior citizens .... folks who need to suppliment their income…."

Exactly right. They (Walmart) give older people a sense of doing something and a way to earn money that´s no doubt desperately needed. It´s certainly not an essential job for Walmart. After all, how many businesses have ´door greeters?´ Walmart management should be commended for this.
Walmart also provides employment for dozens of local people in their stores as well as providing a local source for products that otherwise would be purchased out of town. Walmart haters should find another hobby.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: franq, 11/23/2012 8:41:37 AM     (No. 9030381)

"An Army of One"

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Reply 38 - Posted by: RancherJack, 11/23/2012 8:55:57 AM     (No. 9030399)

#1 - yes. Unions will overrun Wal-Mart like a plague of hive rats.

It will happen during the next four years.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: angelesgift, 11/23/2012 9:09:55 AM     (No. 9030418)

Watching FoxNews 85 a.m. my time. Showing protesters who were bused in (big surprise). Tried to interview one, who refused to answer (big surprise) and told James Rosen, "Talk to the people in the green shirt". So he tried to talk to a goofy acting green-shirted fellow who (big surprise) also refused to answer. What a surprising morning!

I wonder how many of the "protesters" actually work for WalMart.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: JLoophole, 11/23/2012 9:11:54 AM     (No. 9030422)

The Walmart near us has both handicapped and seniors working as greeters. In the four years I´ve been going there, the same people have greeted me with a smile. I never see the handicap or the age anymore. Just nice people.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 11/23/2012 9:18:40 AM     (No. 9030435)

Wages are too low? Why doesn´t Vanessa quit Walmart altogether get herself a high-paying job in her chosen profession (cake decorator) at some boutique bakery run by kindly radical leftists?

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Reply 42 - Posted by: tren9, 11/23/2012 9:22:21 AM     (No. 9030440)

I have explained to employees many times that if they want job security and the potential for pay increases all they have to do is do their job so well that I am convinced that I need them.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: alaskaal, 11/23/2012 9:35:10 AM     (No. 9030462)

Married life ain´t hard when you got a union card,
A union man has a happy life when he´s got a union wife.

Just think, according to Woody, in Saint Cloud is a really lucky guy!

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Reply 44 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/23/2012 9:37:22 AM     (No. 9030465)

Maybe she should have consulted with the Twinkie workers before flying off the handle.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 11/23/2012 10:12:42 AM     (No. 9030512)

"She´ll be fine. She´ll go to the Social Security office next week and claim her back is shot..."

Spoken like someone who´se never had to fight their way through a disability claim...

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Reply 46 - Posted by: WhatMediaBias, 11/23/2012 10:20:20 AM     (No. 9030527)

Go ask Obama for one of the millions of green jopssss./s

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Reply 47 - Posted by: RTC60, 11/23/2012 10:40:29 AM     (No. 9030550)

I´ll betcha she´s frosted!

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Reply 48 - Posted by: redmom, 11/23/2012 11:21:30 AM     (No. 9030585)

Union leaders are exactly like politicians- they are on the same team. Once they figured out they could leverage their position of power, it became more about their power position and access to money and political power, than their members.

Union members, through force or stupidity, are the sheep that make the leaders and their chosen politicians rich and more powerful.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: roger h. cook,MD, 11/23/2012 11:26:59 AM     (No. 9030592)

yes No.10, our big health care hospital bought immiaging centers they closed some and they put the rest of the workers on part time , agreat result of Omamacare.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: wendybird, 11/23/2012 12:35:28 PM     (No. 9030675)

#47, getting disability for an actual disability is very difficult. You have to have friends, and an addiction of some kind to succeed without really trying.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 11/23/2012 1:00:54 PM     (No. 9030707)

CNBC has been trying to use the "story" of the "protest" all day long..
they finally found a real WMT employee from SOMEWHERE that supported the "strike"..
the commies had to bus THEIR members in to make it look like a WMT strike..

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Reply 52 - Posted by: killerbee, 11/23/2012 1:09:25 PM     (No. 9030718)

To answer the question in the Must Reads link, Target doesn´t get targeted because they are owned by Dayton-Hudson. Dayton? The Dayton family? Uber-leftist Democrats from ... Minnesota, I think. Look up Mark Dayton and check out his political career.

Yeah, they have a force field around them against this junk.


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Reply 53 - Posted by: kono, 11/23/2012 2:06:08 PM     (No. 9030787)

The solitary nature of her ´strike´ exemplifies how unionization doesn´t always represent all the workers -- because many of them would choose to keep working, rather than strike.

The complete ineffectiveness of her ´strike´ exemplifies the value of unionization, in places where a company routinely abuses workers. Individually, they lack the kind of leverage needed to motivate change.

A healthy market depends on a sustainable balance between labor, management, consumer, and government. Whenever any one of those gets out of whack, the whole suffers. Big business has a history of abusing workers. Big labor has a history of abusing management (and workers, too). Big government has a way of destroying the whole market. And monopolies have a history of abusing consumers.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: jetsman, 11/23/2012 2:32:00 PM     (No. 9030810)

Unions are for mamas´ babies who can´t get a real job!!

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Reply 55 - Posted by: BlueSkies, 11/23/2012 3:21:24 PM     (No. 9030865)

According to Open Secrets Org., Walmart donations are predominantly Republican.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: prescient33, 11/23/2012 4:16:45 PM     (No. 9030925)

The NLRB protects those who engage in "protected concerted activity." Acting in concert requires 2 or more employees, so a single person walk out doesn´t fit the law, and she is outside its protection. Obama´s NLRB will bend over backwards to protect her, but if it followed the law as written she´s out of luck.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: maggie2u, 11/23/2012 6:45:21 PM     (No. 9031048)

@54, thanks, I knew that but not too many others do. And the reason Kohl´s is never boycotted or targeted is because the owner is Herb Kohl, big-time lib democrat senator from Wisconsin.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: artlover, 11/23/2012 10:19:24 PM     (No. 9031214)

I wish there was no such thing as the unions. I worked in three places that was moved or closed down because of the unions. All it did was make sure those people did not have a job anymore. I think that is what they are good for -certaintly not to make sure people have jobs. The big leaders just want the money out of the people - calling it "dues".

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Reply 59 - Posted by: artsy, 11/23/2012 10:38:57 PM     (No. 9031225)

An observation about Walmart, one of my favorite places to shop: Many people working there have an opportunity to excel that they wouldn´t have experienced in most retail settings. There doesn´t seem to be age discrimination. They hire the handicapped.

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President Obama addressed the White House press corps today, announcing that with the final numbers in, Obamacare´s exchanges have attracted eight million sign-ups -- 35 percent of whom are "under the age of 35," he said. Several elements of his comments were misleading: (1) At first blush, the 35 percent stat is both significant and impressive. As recently as last month, the share of "young invincibles" signing up for plans was struggling in the 25 percent range, far short of the actuarial target of nearly 40 percent. A leap into the mid-30´s, while still shy of the goal, would constitute a major step, and would bode well for the risk pools'

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 4:21:46 AM     Post Reply
It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
Robert E. Lee´s ´Racist and Dishonorable Conduct´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
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A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

White House blames fox for
destroying Michelle’s garden

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Daily Caller, by Vince Coglianese    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:59:04 PM     Post Reply
The White House is going to war with another fox — and this time, it’s personal. The Wall Street Journal reports that a red fox has been causing chaos around the White House, tripping security alarms, digging up Michelle’s garden and distracting the president from his duties. The Secret Service won’t give any details about how often the fox trips the White House’s obviously sophisticated security alarms, but rest assured, officials say, they’re watching. President Obama was apparently “stunned” to see the fox roaming freely down the oft-photographed White House colonnade, home to the world’s shortest, but most dramatic, outdoor strolls. The bushy-tailed visitor

Living in the New York Times World
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American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/19/2014 7:48:36 AM     Post Reply
I began reading the entirety of the first section of the New York Times at nine years old, and continued that practice, more or less, for decades.(snip) ...the power of reverence, intrinsic to what I call the “cascade” of The Times: the near avalanche-like flow and distribution of information through electronic and print networks: through like-minded network newscasts, magazines, local newspaper s, blogs, daytime talk TV, late-night entertainment, statements at media award ceremonies, the celebrity Twitterverse, etc. The cascade rolls through Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, The New Yorker, the mouths of third-grade teachers, Elmo, Madonna and Susan Sarandon …through

In a Hole, Golf Considers
Digging a Wider One

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New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 10:48:33 AM     Post Reply
GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too


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