Fast-food worker strikes aren’t what they appear to be

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Many protesters marching near Times Square in New York City today were organized by worker centers, which employ publicists to carefully craft messages and talking points. Fast-food workers are asking for a 100% pay raise.

Americans today will see photos of fast-food worker demonstrations on national news and think the employees themselves are going on strike.

Americans will conclude that the demonstrations are a spontaneous display of employee dissatisfaction with wages. In fact, the strikes are being organized by unions and unelected worker centers that are desperate to attract new members, even at a cost of leaving millions of Americans unemployed.

The Service Employees International Union’s worker center, Fast Food Forward, also known as Fight for 15, is calling the nationwide strike to demand $15-an-hour wages and a union. Most fast-food workers make more than the hourly minimum wage of $7.25.

Speaking in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Labor…

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MRS ALERTS: NBC’s Brian Williams: Obama ‘Appeared to Be Clear and Unambiguous’ on ISIS

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1. NBC’s Brian Williams: Obama ‘Appeared to Be Clear and Unambiguous’ on ISIS

On Wednesday night’s NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams ignored President Obama’s mixed signals regarding how his administration intends to deal with the threat of the Islamic terrorist group ISIS as he highlighted how Obama declared he would “degrade and destroy” ISIS, but omitted remarks from Obama that ISIS can be contained to the point of being “a manageable problem.” At the top of the broadcast, Williams delivered spin favorable to the White House’s wish to make Obama seem consistent with a definite strategy: “[F]or all those who may be wondering if the U.S. is going to rise up, take the bait and get into the fight to root them out, the answer today from both the President and Vice President appeared to be clear and unambiguous.” In contrast, the CBS Evening News noted Obama’s contradictions…

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Morphing Into ‘Conventional Army,’ Boko Haram Poised to ‘Explode Any Day, Like ISIS’

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Morphing Into ‘Conventional Army,’ Boko Haram Poised to ‘Explode Any Day, Like ISIS’
By Bridget Johnson
As the world’s attention is captured by the terrifying determination and bloody modus operandi of the Islamic State, an al-Qaeda affiliate that declared a caliphate last week is sweeping across northeast Nigeria with lightning-quick efficiency and equally brutal means in a bid to break up the most populous nation on the continent.MORE:

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New York’s ‘shut up’ rule

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By Scott Blackburn

August 15, 2014 | 4:31am

New York’s ‘shut up’ rulePhoto: Shutterstock

Keep quiet. That’s the message being sent by New York State Board of Elections, which disregarded the First Amendment to enact new “emergency regulations” on political speech that could become permanent at the end of this month.

Intended to regulate spending by independent groups during campaign season, the regulations are so expansive that almost anyone, citizen or organization, hoping to have their say on any issue could find themselves in bureaucratic dire straits.

Imagine you hear a radio ad where your state representative — let’s call him Fred — claims to oppose higher taxes. But you know that Fred voted three times for higher taxes.

Outraged, you print up 500 flyers with a picture of Fred, a copy of his voting record on taxes and a brief statement about how you think your neighbors should know the truth.


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Military Report Shows How Obama ARMED the “Islamic State”

Military Report Shows How Obama ARMED the “Islamic State”.

Originally posted on Socialism is not the Answer:

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As we watch the Islamic State continue to expand and consolidate
their territory, we should take a moment to reflect on how they got to
where they are today.  To paraphrase President Obama, “they didn’t build
that”, at least not without some help.


In fact, Obama himself is responsible for the rise of the Islamic State, and for the fearsome and technologically advanced weaponry they wield.

To fully understand how Obama armed the Islamic State, we must go back to Libya in 2012, before the Benghazi attack.

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Jihadist Murders Four Americans INSIDE US… Media Totally Silent

Jihadist Murders Four Americans INSIDE US… Media Totally Silent.


Originally posted on Socialism is not the Answer:

Conservative Tribune

Unlike Israelis who face the threat of Hamas rocket attacks from Gaza
every day, Americans like to think that they are safe from radical
Islamic terrorists at home. But that safety may be an illusion.


The barbarians of the Islamic State have already threatened to conquer America and raise the Islamic flag over the White House. Benjamin Netanyahu has warned America
that radical Islamic terrorists have the United States in their sights,
and Texas Governor Rick Perry has put the nation on notice that radical Islamists may already have crossed into the country illegally over the nation’s porous southern border.

But these warnings overlook a potentially enormous threat to
Americans–attacks by radical Islamic terrorists who are also American
citizens, like the mass murders allegedly committed by Ali Muhammad
Brown that the American media has completely ignored.

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The REAL ID Act………….(your house “reps” passed this in 2005)

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by Lauren McClure on May 22, 2013

WI REAL ID 300x192 The REAL ID Act: Are You Ready for a National ID?Sample of the new REAL ID for Wisconsin

People throughout the country might see some big changes happening to their driver’s licenses and state IDs. As of February 2013, 19 states have demonstrated compliance with the REAL ID Act, a piece of legislature that imposes much stricter measures on how people can obtain a driver’s license, and sets more thorough standards as to what will be displayed on them. Called the new “national ID,” the REAL ID Act has gained some traction in light of recent events like the Boston Marathon bombings.
But what exactly is the REAL ID Act, and how will it affect drivers across the nation?

The History of REAL ID

After 9/11, the federal government began to look at ways to increase security surrounding state identification cards and driver’s licenses, in an attempt to prevent further terrorism and/or…

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Watch: Unseen ISIS Video, Analysis by CIA Gary Berntsen

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on Breitbart TV 3 Sep 2014

The first minute of the infamous ISIS has never been shown on any major news outlet … until now. Also, exclusive extended interview with former CIA Station Chief Gary Berntsen.

On three separate occasions, Berntsen led several of CIA’s most important counter-terrorism deployments including the United States’ response to the East Africa Embassy bombings and the 9/11 attacks and the hunt for Osama Bin Laden.
Berntsen is one of the CIA’s most decorated agents receiving awarded the Distinguished Intelligence Medal in 2000 and in 2004 the prestigious Intelligence Star (only a few dozen CIA officers have received this award-most posthumously).
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