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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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U.N., setting up new confrontation
Washington Post, by Anne Gearan    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/11/2014 10:32:08 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration said Friday that it would block Iran’s nominee as ambassador to the United Nations from entering the United States, setting up a new confrontation with Tehran just as relations with the Islamic republic appeared to be improving. The decision to bar entry to the diplomat, who was allegedly involved in the 1979 seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, followed intense political pressure on the administration from Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill. But it also marked a rare instance in which Washington has effectively vetoed another country’s preferred choice as envoy to the United Nations. Iran

Distressed homeowners seeking
mortgage relief could get
stuck with a big tax bill
Washington Post, by Dina ElBoghdady    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/11/2014 10:28:52 PM     Post Reply
Struggling homeowners across the country could face significant new tax bills if they receive mortgage relief from their banks, a prospect that threatens to slow the housing recovery and put further strain on distressed borrowers. The collapse of the housing market and plunging home prices left millions of people stuck owing more on their mortgages than their homes were worth. Some have worked with their banks to reduce the loan amount to avoid foreclosure or enable a sale. In 2007, Congress adopted a law that spared those homeowners from being taxed on the amount of the loan that was forgiven. But

11 Sebelius Supporters with
Egg on Their Faces Today
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Ben Shapiro    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/11/2014 8:43:12 PM     Post Reply
On Thursday, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius resigned her position. The New York Times reported the resignation as a punishment for failure: Officials said Ms. Sebelius, 65, made the decision to resign and was not forced out. But the frustration at the White House over her performance had become increasingly clear, as administration aides worried that the crippling problems at HealthCare.gov, the website set up to enroll Americans in insurance exchanges, would result in lasting damage to the president’s legacy. So Sebelius stuck around just long enough to reach the mythical 7 million enrollment number



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Ben Carson: White House wanted
apology for ‘offending’ Obama

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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:22:51 AM     Post Reply
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

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American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

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Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

Biden Tells Boston Bombing
Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

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Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

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Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

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American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast


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