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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This article is amazing and really deserves close attention and thought.




Outsiders, Not Auto Plant, Battle U.A.W. in Tennessee




http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/29/business/outsiders-not-auto-plant-battle-uaw-in-tennessee.html?partner=yahoofinance&_r=0




CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — At the Volkswagen plant nestled in Tennessee’s rolling hills, a unionization drive has drawn national attention as business groups worry about organized labor’s efforts to gain its first foothold at a foreign-owned automobile plant in the South. In a region known as anti-union, many view VW’s response as unusual, if not topsy-turvy.

Unlike most companies that confront unionization efforts, Volkswagen — facing a drive by the United Automobile Workers — has not mounted a vigorous campaign to beat back the union; instead VW officials have hinted they might even prefer having a union. And while unions that seek to organize factories often complain that the playing field is tilted because they do not have access to workers in the plant, here the union opponents are the ones protesting what they say is an uneven field.

The anti-U.A.W. forces are making themselves heard, warning that if the U.A.W. succeeds here, that will lend momentum to unionize two other prestigious German-owned plants: the Mercedes-Benz plant in Alabama and the BMW plant in South Carolina.

Two of Tennessee’s most prominent Republicans, Gov. Bill Haslam and Senator Bob Corker, a former mayor of Chattanooga, have repeatedly voiced concerns that a U.A.W. victory would hurt the plant’s competitiveness and the state’s business climate.

A business-backed group put up a billboard declaring, “Auto Unions Ate Detroit. Next Meal: Chattanooga,” while a prominent anti-union group, the National Right to Work Committee, has brought legal challenges against the U.A.W.’s effort, asserting that VW officials improperly pressured workers to back a union.

In addition, Grover Norquist, the anti-tax crusader, has set up a group, the Center for Worker Freedom, that has fought the U.A.W. on several fronts, partly to prevent the election of labor’s Democratic allies who might increase government spending.

“It’s unusual how national groups have really gotten interested in this,” said Daniel B. Cornfield, a labor expert at Vanderbilt University. “It seems that both the business community and labor are seeing what’s happening at VW as a pivotal moment in the Southern automotive business and labor history.”

The billion-dollar Volkswagen assembly plant opened in 2011, aided by $577 million in state subsidies, there to great fanfare. It was expected to buoy Chattanooga’s image as a place to do business. There was no whiff of unionization.

But Chattanooga’s business community grew alarmed last September when the U.A.W. asked VW for union recognition, saying a majority of the plant’s 1,600 assembly workers had signed cards seeking union representation.

The business community reacted with further dismay when several Volkswagen officials from Germany visited the plant and hinted that it would be good to have a labor union because that would help establish a German-style works council. Such councils, comprising managers and representatives of white-collar and blue-collar workers, seek to foster collaboration within a factory as they forge policies on plant rules, work hours, vacations and other matters.

Michael Cantrell, 56, an assembly line worker, said it would be great to have a works council because it would give the workers more of a voice and help VW by fostering a smoother-running plant.

“It gives them a great competitive advantage if they do this,” said Mr. Cantrell, who has an M.B.A. and ran a tax preparation company before joining Volkswagen. “They have this standardized across the world. We feel we’re not as competitive if we don’t have this collaboration. This would be a paradigm shift.”

The U.A.W. and many legal experts say it would be illegal for an American company to set up a works council without first having a union, asserting that otherwise the works council might be an illegal, employer-dominated workers group.

Scott Wilson, a VW spokesman, said: “Volkswagen values the rights of its employees in all locations to representation of their interests.  In the United States, it is only possible to realize this in conjunction with a union.  This is a decision that ultimately lies in the hands of the employees. For this reason, we have begun a dialogue with the U.A.W.” Last Thursday, National Labor Relations Board officials said VW had not improperly pressured workers to support the union.

In another twist, Mr. Cantrell and many workers want a union even though they say Volkswagen treats them well. In their view, a union would give them a greater voice and job security and help ensure that management communicated better and was more sensitive on scheduling. Mr. Cantrell said his pay, $19.50 an hour, is fine, but “it’s not anything exorbitant.”

Don Jackson, who was Volkswagen of America’s president of manufacturing before retiring in 2012, has become an outspoken opponent of unionization and a works council. Last year, he laid into the U.A.W. at a public forum with 150 attendees.

“Volkswagen wants the works council so badly they don’t care how they get it,” Mr. Jackson said in an interview. “Quite frankly I don’t see why we need a works council.”

Mr. Jackson said he did not think the U.A.W. had majority backing. “If they truly had the support they would have already asked for a vote,” he said.

Gary Casteel, the U.A.W.’s Southern director, voiced confidence that the union would win an election. “I don’t know how Don Jackson does his math.” he said. “Volkswagen knows we have a majority, and we know we have a majority.”

Governor Haslam and Senator Corker have argued that VW should not recognize the U.A.W. based on card signings, but rather on a secret-ballot election. Senator Corker said he had been told that VW would insist on an election. “While I care about Volkswagen, what I care most about is our community and about our households being able to progress and have a great standard of living,” he said. “I’m concerned about the impact of the U.A.W. on the future efforts to recruit business to our community.”

He added, “The work rules and other things that typically come with the UA.W. would drive up costs. It would make the facility less competitive.”

Mike Burton, 56, a quality assurance worker who has set up an elaborate anti-union website, no2uaw.com, said he thought the union would lose an election. He said that in two weeks he persuaded 30 percent of the plant’s workers to sign an anti-U.A.W. petition. “When you see what the
U.A.W. did in Detroit, you have to worry about what it will do here,” he said.

Matt Patterson, who heads the new Center for Worker Freedom, an arm of Mr. Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform, has promoted an anti-union agenda here, writing opinion articles and forming an anti-union coalition. “When the cost of government goes up, Americans for Tax Reform isn’t happy about it,” he said. “Unions are a big driver of government. Unions are very political, the U.A.W. is one of the most political. If they help elect politicians who pass huge government programs, that requires taxes.”

Like many pro-union workers, Mr. Cantrell objects to Mr. Patterson’s presence. “He’s making money by coming into our community from Washington and telling me and my co-workers what’s best for us,” he said. “What does he know about the auto industry?”

Eric DeLacy, 33, works in the plant’s paint shop and backs the U.A.W. “The union will do everything to make this succeed,” he said. “They want this plant to succeed. The union wants this to be the first domino falling that will create a chain reaction.”

Mr. Corker predicted the U.A.W. would be “on its best behavior for three to five years,” before reverting to its traditional militancy. “They will do that to get their nose under the tent of other auto manufacturers in the South,” he said.


The bottom line is that VW and the workers are fine with, and want a Union.


This should be all that matters. 


All these anti-union communist fanatics are in reality against freedom.


They are stepping on the freedoms of the workers and the management of VW. 


It is not the concern of anyone other than VW and it's workers. 


What these creeps are worried about is that if VW gets a union and things work well with the workers paid a fair wage and good benefits they might be forced to provide the same!




My next car may just be a VW!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Mexican Citizens Topple Cartels And Are Rewarded With Government Retaliation


http://www.alt-market.com/articles/1952-mexican-citizens-topple-cartels-and-are-rewarded-with-government-retaliation


There is one rule to citizen defiance that, in my opinion, surpasses all others in strategic importance; and it is a rule that I have tried to drive home for many years. I would call it the “non-participation principle” and would summarize it as follows:


When facing a corrupt system, provide for yourself and your community those necessities that the system cannot or will not. Become independent from establishment-controlled paradigms. If you and your community do this, the system will have one of two choices:


1)  Admit that you do not need them anymore and fade into the fog of history, OR...


2)  Reveal its tyrannical nature in full and attempt to force you back into dependence.


In either case, the citizenry gains the upper hand. Even in the event of government retaliation or a full-blown shooting war, dissenting movements maintain the moral high ground, which is absolutely vital to legitimate victory. No revolutionary movement for freedom can succeed without honoring this rule. All independent solutions to social destabilization and despotism rely on it. Any solutions that ignore it are destined for failure.


I am hard-pressed to think of a better recent example of the non-participation principle in action than the rise of Mexican citizen militias in the Western state of Michoacan.
Michoacan, like most of Mexico, has long been overrun with violent drug cartels that terrorized private citizens while Mexican authorities did little to nothing in response. I could easily cite the abject corruption of the Mexican government as the primary culprit in the continued dominance of cartel culture. I could also point out the longtime involvement of the CIA in drug trafficking in


Mexico and its negative effects on the overall social development of the nation. This is not conspiracy theory, but openly recognized fact.


The Mexican people have nowhere to turn; and this, in my view, has always been by design.


Disarmed and suppressed while government-aided cartels bleed the public dry, it is no wonder that many Mexicans have turned to illegal immigration as a means of escape. The Mexican government, in turn, has always fought for a more porous border with the U.S. exactly because it WANTS dissenting and dissatisfied citizens to run to the United States instead of staying and fighting back.


My personal distaste for illegal immigration has always been predicated on the fact that it allows the criminal oligarchy within Mexico to continue unabated without opposition. Unhappy Mexicans can simply run away from their problems to America and feed off our wide-open welfare system. They are not forced to confront the tyranny within their own country. Under this paradigm, Mexico would never change for the better.


Some in the Mexican public, however, have been courageous enough to stay and fight back against rampant theft, kidnapping and murder.





The people of Michoacan, fed up with the fear and subjugation of the cartels and the inaction of the government, have taken a page from the American Revolution, organizing citizen militias that have now driven cartels from the region almost entirely. These militias have decided to no longer rely upon government intervention and have taken independent action outside of the forced authoritarian structure.


The fantastic measure of this accomplishment is not appreciated by many people in America. Though many cartels are populated by well-trained former Mexican military special ops and even covert operations agents, the citizens of Michoacan have proven that the cartels are a paper tiger. They can be defeated through guerrilla tactics and force of will, which many nihilists often deny is even possible.


NPR reported:
Joel Gutierrez, a militia member of the Michoacan region, says residents were “sick of the cartel kidnapping, murdering and stealing.” “That’s why we took up arms,” says Gutierrez, 19. “The local and state police did nothing to protect us.”
The militia men have been patrolling their towns and inspecting cars at checkpoints like this one for nearly a year. All that time, federal police did little to stop them, and at times seemed to encourage the movement.
But that tacit approval appeared to end last weekend, when the number of the militias mushroomed and surrounded Apatzingan, a town of 100,000 people and the Knights Templar’s stronghold. A major battle between the militias and the cartel seemed imminent.
The federal government sent in thousands of police and troops to disarm the civilian patrols. A deadly confrontation ensued. Federal soldiers fired into a crowd of civilian militia supporters, killing two.
Militia leader Estanislao Beltran says the government should have gone after the real criminals, the Knights Templar, and not those defending themselves. He vehemently denies rumors that he takes funds from a rival group.
“The cartels have been terrorizing us for more than a decade,” Beltran says. “Why would we side with any of them?”
Initially, local authorities encouraged the militias, or stayed out of their way. The citizens armed themselves with semi-automatic weapons, risking government reprisal, in order to defend their homes; and so far, they have been victorious. One would think that the federal government of Mexico would be enthusiastic about such victories against the cartels they claim to have been fighting against for decades; but when common citizens take control of their own destinies, this often incurs the wrath of the establishment as well.


The Mexican government has decided to reward the brave people of Michoacan with the threat of military invasion and disarmament.


In some cases, government forces have indeed fired upon militia supporters, killing innocents while exposing the true intentions of the Mexican political structure.


Mainstream media coverage of the situation in the western states of Mexico has been minimal at best; and I find the more I learn about the movement in the region, the more I find a kinship with them. Whether we realize it or not, we are fighting the same fight. We are working toward the same goal of liberty, though we speak different languages and herald from different cultures. Recent government propaganda accusing Michoacan militias of “working with rival cartels” should ring familiar with those of us in the American liberty movement. We are the new “terrorists,” the new bogeymen of the faltering American epoch. We are painted as the villains; and in this, strangely, I find a considerable amount of solace.


If the liberty movement were not effective in its activism, if we did not present a legitimate threat to the criminal establishment, they would simply ignore us rather than seek to vilify us.


The militias of Michoacan have taken a stand. They have drawn their line in the sand, and I wish I could fight alongside them. Of course, we have our own fight and our own enemies to contend with here in the United States. As this fight develops, we have much to learn from the events in Western Mexico. Government retaliation has been met with widespread anger from coast to coast. And despite the general mainstream media mitigation of coverage, the American public is beginning to rally around the people of Michoacan as well. The non-participation principle prevails yet again.


The liberty movement in the U.S. must begin providing mutual aid and self-defense measures in a localized fashion if we have any hope of supplanting the effects of globalization and centralized Federal totalitarianism. We must begin constructing our own neighborhood watches, our own emergency response teams, our own food and medical supply stores, and our own alternative economies and trade markets that do not rely on controlled networks. We must break from the system and, in the process, break the system entirely.


Even now, we are beginning to understand the subversive transformation of our own law enforcement structure, and find a system designed to protect the criminal establishment, not the people.  The FBI, for example, has recently changed the language of its primary mission statement, claiming that their goal is "national security", not law enforcement.


Police department across the U.S. are also changing how they interpret their mandate.  U.S. courts have ruled that police departments do not have a constitutional duty to protect citizens from harm, rather, they simply exist to enforce legal code after a crime has already been perpetrated.  This means that local police are no longer considered "peace officers", but agents of bureaucracy who are not necessarily required to defend the citizenry from violent action.  The terrors Mexican citizens face in Michoacan are coming to America, and if disarmament proponents have their way, we will have no means to stop it.


I am growing increasingly exhausted with the incessant rationalizations of frightened activists posing as non-aggression proponents; the same kinds of people who refuse to even entertain the probability that physical self defense will be needed against corrupt government. The pungent smog of cowardice that follows them curls the nostrils, and the obvious transparency of their fear is a bit sickening. I wish I could convey how refreshing it is to witness a group of common people, regardless of nationality, with a set of brass ball bearings large enough to face off against government supported drug cartels notorious for mass murder and decapitation.


If you want see into the future, into the destiny of America, I suggest you examine carefully the developments of the Michoacan region. It is no mistake that good men and women are being disarmed around the world, and America is certainly not exempt. Look at what happens when we are not helpless! We can crush cold and calculating drug cartels as easily as we can crush psychopathic government entities. We are capable of superhuman feats. We are capable of globalist overthrow. We are capable of unthinkable greatness, as long as we are not distracted by false solutions and false leaders who lure us away from localized action towards centralized non-events.


The rise of Mexican non-participation groups gives me much hope for the future. For if the most corrupt and criminally saturated of societies can find it within themselves to fight, to truly fight, regardless of the obstacles and regardless of the supposed consequences, then there is a chance for us all. We must look beyond the odds of success and become men — real men — once again. We must face down evil, without reservation and without apprehension first by separating from the system, and then by standing our ground. We must be willing to risk everything; otherwise, there is
absolutely nothing to gain.
N.Y. mayor at closed AIPAC gala: Part of my job is to defend Israel


http://www.haaretz.com/news/world/1.570442


Mayor Bill de Blasio says 'there is no greater ally on earth' than Israel, in speech to Israel lobby that did not appear on public schedule.


New York Mayor Bill de Blasio
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio Photo by Reuters
     
    
        

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio gave a heartfelt speech praising Israel at a private gala event hosted by AIPAC at the Hilton hotel in midtown Manhattan Thursday night, the local website Capital New York reported.


According to an edited audio recording obtained by the site (below), de Blasio said that "part of his job description is to defend Israel" and that it is "elemental to being an
American, because there is no greater ally on earth, and that's something we can say proudly."


The Israel lobby's event was closed to journalists and the speech did not appear on the mayor's public schedule, arousing suspicion and making the event all the more intriguing. A reporter with Capital who tried to get into the event was escorted out by security.


De Blasio said in his speech that he had visited Israel three times, most recently with his wife and son, and that he was especially moved by visiting Sderot, on the border with the Gaza Strip and often the target of rocket attacks.


“You can’t have an experience like that and not feel solidarity with the people of Israel and know that they’re on the front line of fighting against so many challenges.”


He closed the speech by announcing that "City Hall will always be open to AIPAC," adding that it is his job to stand by the lobby in Washington.

Monday, January 20, 2014

'Pope wants to open Holocaust archives'


http://www.thelocal.it/20140120/pope-wants-to-open-vatican-holocaust-archives-rabbi


Pope Francis wants to open the Vatican archives on Pope Pius XII's reign during the Second World War, to determine whether the Catholic Church could have done more to stop the Holocaust, a rabbi and friend of the pontiff has said.


Abraham Skorka, a biophysicist and rabbi who held inter-religious talks with the Pope when he was archbishop of Buenos Aires, said he discussed the issue with the pontiff when staying at the Vatican in September.


“What we said to each other was between us, but I believe that, yes, he will open the archives...The issue is a very sensitive one and we must continue analyzing it,” Skorka told The Sunday Times.


Pope Pius XII led the Catholic Church from 1939 until 1958 and has been widely criticized for staying silent over the Holocaust, in which six million Jews were killed.
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The former pontiff is on the path to sainthood, although Pope Francis may open up the archives before a final decision on Pope Pius XII’s canonization is made.


“The Pope is consistent with all he said as a cardinal, and as pope he will undoubtedly make happen what he said he would do when he was a cardinal," added 63-year-old Skorka, referring to a book the pair published together in 2010.
 
In the book, On Heaven and Earth, the future pope said: “Opening the archives of the Shoah [Holocaust] seems reasonable”.


“Let it be seen if they could have done something [to help] and until what point they could have helped...the truth has to be the goal,” he wrote, quoted in The Sunday Times.


The revelation comes ahead of Pope Francis’ expected trip to Israel in May and three months after the Italian government said it was considering making Holocaust denial a crime.


The Senate’s Justice Committee in October approved a bill to criminalize Holocaust denial, Italian media reported...


This anti-pope, apostate, heretic, Satanist is going to attack the last valid and legitimate Pope - Pope Pius XII. There is a reason that this Pope who reigned from 1939 until 1958 never mentioned a "holocaust" - BECAUSE IT NEVER HAPPENED!
This is what happens in a society that allows abortion. A woman brutally tortured and murdered a toddler and is sentenced to only 5 years in prison! The courts basically said that this child's life was worth nothing!




Mike Nealey Speaks Out On Short Sentencing For Babysitter Who Killed His Toddler Son


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/17/mike-nealey-5-years_n_4617632.html




mike nealey 5 years
Mike Nealey
In the weeks leading up to his second birthday, Elijah Nealey's fascination with Spider-Man -- a superhero the tot fondly called "Piderman" -- had just become an obsession. He and his dad wore matching dinosaur shirts, and they hung pictures in his room as the big day drew near.


But that birthday never came.


The Virginia boy was killed by his babysitter, 22-year-old Jessica Fraraccio, two years ago. And while that pain will never go away, it was only magnified on Monday, when the woman sentenced for the felony murder got slapped with a five-year sentence.


Mike Nealey, 40, of Prince William County, spoke to The Huffington Post just days after the sentencing. He and his family had hoped for a 50-year sentence, and expected at least 40 years. Charges also included child abuse.


What they got, instead, left Nealey dizzy with disbelief.


"Once the verdict was read, I didn’t even fully comprehend it until after I’d left the courtroom and it all started sinking in," Nealey said. "The anger has started to really build up since Monday. It still doesn't make sense."


Fraraccio was entrusted to take care of the 23-month-old toddler. For seven months, she came over and spent time with Elijah. Nealey described her as a very nice person, who was mostly introverted and quiet.


In August 2012, Fraraccio killed the boy. Fourteen months later, she pleaded guilty, after initially saying the toddler had slipped in a bathtub and hit his head.
Jessica Fraraccio

Fraraccio later admitted that while Elijah was eating lunch, she kicked the chair out from under him because he wouldn't stop crying. The boy hit his head on the table, then the floor.


As Elijah wailed harder, Fraraccio became frustrated, then enraged, and picked the boy up with one arm as if he were a football. She covered his mouth with her hand and slammed his head on the stair railing.


When she finally put the boy down, his body was limp. Fraraccio had smothered the child to death.


When Judge J. Howe Brown sentenced Fraraccio, audible gasps were heard in the courtroom, The Washington Post reports.


“Nothing I can do brings back Elijah or makes [his parents] feel better,” Brown said in open court. “Likewise, nothing I can do to punish [Fraraccio] is more important than her memory of what she did.”


Nealey said he just can't comprehend why Brown made the decision he did.


"His decision shows no respect whatsoever for me, my family, or the life of my son," Nealey said.
Defense attorney Sandra Drewniak told The Huffington Post that Fraraccio had a mental health break and "just kind of snapped."


"Ms. Fraraccio in my opinion had what is very similar to shaken baby syndrome," Drewniak said. "It was a terrible accident and she had no intention of hurting Elijah."


But Nealey, who is still grasping for justice, called the defense attorney a liar and said he didn't believe a word she said.


"They keep saying 'accident'," he said. "It was no accident."


Despite that, Drewniak said Brown agreed with her assessment.


"[Brown's] exact words were that Ms. Fraraccio is not a monster, that's exactly why he went that way," she said.


Fraraccio, who Drewniak said is a devout Catholic with a "submissive personality," had no prior criminal history. Drewniak said her client never had so much as a traffic ticket, was a great student, and very active in her church and in the community, all possible reasons why she received a shorter sentence.


Along with her five-year sentence, Fraraccio will be required to donate one dollar to any charity of her choice every year on the anniversary of Elijah's death upon her release.


"I know no punishment is going to bring my son back," Nealey said. "I know that. I definitely know that. But five years? That is not a punishment. And it will be even less time, because she’s already been in jail for nine months."


The day of Elijah's death, Nealey said he was planning the boy's upcoming birthday party. He had called the local Chick-fil-A where he and his family had often visited. They had become good friends with the owners who were receptive to throwing Elijah a party.


Instead of a party, the restaurant posted a photo of the little boy up on the playroom wall in memory of him. Instead of celebrating, employees were stopping by the Nealey's home to deliver them food while the family grieved.
elijah nealey


"Elijah was just really becoming a little boy," he said. "He was slowly starting to come into his own. Everybody he met was his best friend. He was tough, he didn’t fear anybody. He was coming into his own...it's really hard."


One of Nealey's best memories of his son was taking him to a dinosaur-themed park. It bored Nealey at first, until he saw the wonder in Elijah's eyes as he gazed up on the life-size statues made of shining fiberglass.


"I was really happy to be able to take him there because I went there when I was his age," he said.
That day, father and son bought dinosaur shirts to remember the experience. Nealey wore his shirt to his son's funeral.


When Fraraccio eventually gets out of prison, Nealey will one day be tasked with explaining to his two daughters, ages 6 and 7, the truth of what happened. For now, the two girls believe their brother died after slipping in the tub.


"That’s the story we’ve told them and we haven’t changed it," he said. "They’re not old enough to really comprehend it yet. We’ll tell them one day, but not anytime soon."


Nealey said the continued anguish he and his family feel lies on Brown.


"I want to get the word out to as many people that will listen, what kind of injustice [Elijah] received from the courts. To me, it’s a total failure of our justice system. I want everyone to know what the judge thought my son’s life was worth...which is pretty much nothing, according to him."


In 2011, Brown overruled a jury's recommendation in a 2009 malicious wounding case. While the jury wanted to give 23-year-old Anthony Lee Perry Jr. five years in prison, Brown instead gave him just two.


“[He deserved] five years," stabbing victim Aragon Olievar told the Loudoun Times at the time of the sentencing. "I don’t know why the judge made that decision.”


An online petition has started in an effort to permanently remove Brown from the bench.


As Nealey searches for answers and some kind of retribution, his son's toys that still litter their house are a constant reminder of what he and his family have lost.


"We think about him every day, every moment."


The father of two said he will never forgive Fraraccio.


"There’s no forgiveness," he said. "I don’t care what other people say, there’s no forgiving something like that."

Sunday, January 19, 2014



But the government, media, and leaders of both groups have the people convinced that each is opposed to the other. 

Classic divide and conquer! 

The unthinking masses will never get it.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

We need more Sheriffs like this man!










Friday, January 17, 2014

Oh, how those nice Republicans are always thinking of us...




Republicans Propose Seven-Day Work Week


http://www.fox11online.com/news/wisconsin/republicans-propose-seven-day-work-week




ASHWAUBENON - If you work in retail or manufacturing, you may soon be able to work seven days a week.


Two Republican lawmakers are working on a bill that would make a change to state law.


Democrats and union leaders say that may not be such a good thing for workers.


State law requires employers to give factory and retail workers at least 24 hours of rest every seven-day week.


New legislation would eliminate that law, allowing workers to volunteer to work seven straight days. Opponents say the bill essentially eliminates the weekend.   


Yea volunteer my ass - when I worked in factories they had mandatory overtime all the time, and if you did not work it - you were fired!


State Sen. Glenn Grothman, R-West Bend, and State Rep. Mark Born, R-Beaver Dam, think retail and factory employees should be able to work seven days a week.


"Obviously a lot of employees wouldn't want to do it, but if a few want to, that should be okay," said Grothman.


Grothman says people are working seven days a week already, but at multiple jobs.


The idea was brought to Grothman by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce.


Grothman says businesses approached that association with hopes of expanding the work week.
FOX 11's calls to a spokesperson were not returned.


Stephanie Bloomingdale, the secretary-treasurer of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, says this measure would roll back worker rights.


"It really could allow bosses to pressure workers to continue working every single day without rest," said Bloomingdale.  NO KIDDING!


State Rep. Cory Mason, D-Racine, also opposes the idea.


"Even God took a day to rest when he made the world, and it's not too much to ask that workers have protection," said Mason.


Sen. Grothman doesn't think employees will be pressured to work extra.


"It only eliminates the weekend if somebody wants to work on Saturday and Sunday, which some people do," he said.


The future of the bill isn't clear, as the Republican leaders of the Assembly and Senate haven't commented on the bill.


Gov. Scott Walker was in Ashwaubenon Monday, touring 5 Point Fabrication. He's unsure if the bill will work its way through the legislature.


Gov. Walker says he's working to improve the workforce in other ways.


"Really, we're trying to figure what are the things that help us hire more people and make sure that people who are looking for work have the skills needed to fill those positions," said Walker.


FOX 11 checked with the U.S. Department of Labor to see if a seven-day work week would violate federal law.


As long as minimum wage and overtime pay requirements are met, a seven-day work week would be allowed.


Without a Union contract - businesses in most States can make you work 7 days a week 24 hours a day without a break if you are over 18!  Wisconsin businesses can make you work 6 days a week 24 hours a day!  As Unions lose more and more power and support,  you can bet you shirt that more and more of what many consider worker's rights will vanish!


But hey if this goes through, we can now work 7 days a week for horrible wages and benefits - they are turning us into total slaves! 


 hen are people going to wake up and organize strong Unions that are not slaves to the dumbocrats who are no better than the republicans?













Nun gives birth in Italy, names baby Francis


http://news.yahoo.com/39-nun-gives-birth-italy-names-baby-francis-190717350.html


Rome (AFP) - A Salvadorean nun who said she had no idea she was pregnant gave birth in Italy this week after she felt stomach cramps in her convent and was rushed to hospital, Italian media reported on Friday.

The 31-year-old mother and her baby boy, who weighs 3.5 kilogrammes (nine pounds), are doing well and other new mothers in Rieti hospital have begun collecting clothes and donations for her, the reports said.

"I did not know I was pregnant. I only felt a stomach pain," the nun was quoted as saying at the hospital, the Italian news agency ANSA reported.
La Repubblica said she gave birth on Wednesday.

ANSA said the nun had named her baby Francesco (Francis) -- also the pope's chosen title and one of the most popular names in Italy, where St Francis of Assisi is the much-loved national patron saint.

The hospital could not be reached for comment.

The nun belongs to the "Little Disciples of Jesus" convent in Campomoro near Rieti, which manages an old people's home and reports said she would keep the baby.

Her fellow nuns were quoted saying they were "very surprised".




You just can't make this stuff up. 


 The novus ordo "new order" "Catholic" Vatican II bogus church is just a joke and is the satanic ape of the true Catholic Faith!
UN climate chief: Communism is best to fight global warming

http://dailycaller.com/2014/01/15/un-climate-chief-communism-is-best-to-fight-global-warming/#ixzz2qgxxVloo


United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres said that democracy is a poor political system for fighting global warming. Communist China, she says, is the best model.

China may be the world’s top emitter of carbon dioxide and struggling with major pollution problems of their own, but the country is “doing it right” when it comes to fighting global warming says Figueres.

“They actually want to breathe air that they don’t have to look at,” she said. “They’re not doing this because they want to save the planet. They’re doing it because it’s in their national interest.”

Figueres added that the deep partisan divide in the U.S. Congress is “very detrimental” to passing any sort of legislation to fight global warming. The Chinese Communist Party, on the other hand, can push key policies and reforms all on its own. The country’s national legislature largely enforces the decisions made by the party’s Central Committee and other executive offices.

Communism was responsible for the deaths of about 94 million people in China, the Soviet Union, North Korea, Afghanistan and Eastern Europe in the 20th Century. China alone was responsible for 65 million of those deaths under communist rule.

Environmentalists often hail China as a model for fighting global warming, since they are a “leader” in renewable energy. The country set a goal of getting 15 percent of its power from renewable sources by 2020. In 2012, China got 9 percent of its power from renewables — the U.S. by contrast got 11 percent in 2012.

However, the country still gets 90 percent of its power from fossil fuels, mostly from coal. In fact, Chinese coal demand is expected to explode as the country continues to develop. China has approved 100 million metric tons of new coal production capacity in 2013 as part of the government’s plan to bring 860 million metric tons of coal production online by 2015.

China has publicly made big efforts to clean up its environment. The country’s booming industrial apparatus has caused so much pollution that the skies have been darkened over major cities and the air quality has heavily deteriorated.

There ya have it - this is what it is ultimately behind the whole "global warming" and "climate change" agenda, and most of the environmental movement! IT IS VEILED COMMUNISM and has nothing to do with climate or the environment!

From Aldo Leopold to Green Peace - this is all about Communism/Socialism and the elimination and/or complete government control of private property!
















This is pretty good.  The only thing is that many of these people are claiming that this police state is like Nazi Germany.  It was not Nazi Germany that demanded your "papers please", it was Soviet Russia and the Soviet block nations.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Planned Parenthood Got $540.6 Million in Government Grants in FY 2013


http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/barbara-boland/planned-parenthood-got-5406-million-government-grants-fy-2013#sthash.cjw7CQX2.dpuf


Parenthood’s net revenue increased 5% to total of $1.21 billion in its organizational fiscal year ending on June 30, 2013, according to its new Annual Report 2012-2013, and about 45% of that revenue--$540.6 million--was provided by taxpayer-funded government health services grants.


In the same report, Planned Parenthood said that in the year that ended on Sept. 30, 2012 it did 327,166 abortions...


I wonder if the "Christian" neo-cons who are in favor of "right to work States" and are against Labor Unions because the dues might be used to fund a politician that they are opposed to will have the courage to not pay taxes since their tax dollars are used to fund hundreds of thousands of abortions?

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

No Charges Against Officers Who Mistook Surfer for Rogue Cop Dorner in Manhunt


http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/No-Charges-Against-Officers-Who-Mistook-Surfer-for-Rogue-Cop-Dorner-in-Manhunt-240214551.html


The Los Angeles District Attorney announced that no criminal charges will be filed against the Torrance police officers who shot at a man during a weeklong Southern California manhunt for an ex-LAPD officer, lawyers for the man said on Tuesday.

David Perdue is the surfer who was on his way to catch some morning waves last Feb. 7 when he was stopped by Torrance police on the lookout for Christopher Dorner.

After he was cleared by the first set of officers, a second set of officers drove up the street, rammed Perdue's vehicle and began shooting at his head. He was not hit.

"It was only the poor marksmanship of Torrance officer Brian McGee that led to Mr. Perdue being alive today," said Perdue's attorney Robert Sheahen.

In the report, the district attorney found that because McGee and his partner, Erin Sooper, were "anxious" and in a state of "panic," their attempt to kill Mr. Perdue was justified, Sheahen said, adding that investigators never contacted Perdue nor his wife for their accounts about what happened.

"The accounts of McGee and Sooper, while riddled with factual fantasy, were accepted at face value," Sheahen said. "Panic and anxiety have no place in a police force. This report piles prosecutorial gibberish on top of police lawlessness."

The report does not affect the Perdue family lawsuit which is pending in federal court in Los Angeles. Trial is set for Aug. 12.

Perdue, who is white, was driving his black Honda pickup on his way to pick up a friend to go surfing when he was stopped by officers looking for Dorner, a black ex-Los Angeles police officer who had promised to bring "warfare" to his former department's officers and their families.

The Perdue shooting was not the only case of mistaken identity that morning.

Two women delivering newspapers in Torrance were also shot at by Los Angeles police officers; the city reached a $4.2 million settlement with the women in April in addition to the $40,000 settlement for the loss of their pickup truck.

Authorities say Dorner killed four people, including two law enforcement officers, during a weeklong rampage that involved a massive manhunt and ended with his apparent suicide in a mountain cabin following a gunbattle with police.

At the time officers stopped Perdue, Dorner had already killed two people, and officers throughout the area were protecting people he named as targets. Authorities believed he was driving a pickup, although it was a different make and color than Perdue's truck.

The news comes a day after another high-profile case involving a Southern California police department ended with a bombshell verdict that stunned a community in Orange County. Two ex-
Fullerton police officers were acquitted in the beating death of Kelly Thomas, a 37-year-old homeless man they confronted during a patrol call at a transit station.




This is unreal, this ruling basically states that police can shoot at anybody for any reason!

Monday, January 13, 2014





I am currently reading a book that I picked up at a resale shop.  It is called:


A History of Private Life
From Pagan Rome to Byzantium


Published by:


The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Cambridge, Massachusetts
and London, England


Copyright 1987 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College


On Page 433 in the Chapter titled:
The Early Middle Ages in the West


In the paragraph that I am quoting from the 9th century is being discussed and the subject is the Jewish communities.


here is the quote of interest:


"The community designated one of its members to negotiate with the goyim, or pagans - in reality Christians - over problems of coexistence, taxes, and so forth, with the results that the Gallo-Romans and Franks knew nothing about the inward, intimate life of Jewish families living among them.  The hermetic solitude of the Jewish communities, coupled with the intellectual superiority of the Jews, who digested huge volumes of abstract commentaries on Scripture, aroused fantasies in the minds of Christians confronted by these autonomous, anonymous, but fiercely unified groups, these roving traders who made homes in one place, but seemed to have roots elsewhere - in Spain, Egypt, Italy, and the like."

Can you imagine if Harvard published a book in the late 1980's that would proclaim the supposed "intellectual superiority" of whites, men, or any other race or nationality?  Do you think such a thing would be tolerated?


If the Jews are so intellectually superior, how come their homeland is still a shithole constantly at war with all of its neighbors? What does Israel have that the supposedly inferior nations do not have?  Why have these superior people not created the most perfect society in their supposed homeland?


There are a great many people who actually believe that Jews as a whole are smarter than the rest of us.  This is total bovine excrement.  They will say that the reason Jews are so successful in banking, Hollywood, making money, etc... is because they are a very intelligent people. 


This is ridiculous, Jews are no more or less intelligent than any other group of people.


What does differentiate them is their racist and evil religion.  A religion that teaches that it is perfectly fine to screw over gentiles, a religion that allows them to say a prayer that releases them from all oaths that they will take in the coming year, a religion that teaches that Jews are superior to all others and that other races and peoples are no different than cattle.


It is not hard to understand why a people who believes such things would become very wealthy in worldly things.  It has nothing to do with intelligence, it has to do with ruthlessness and no care or concern for fellow human beings.



CDC: U.S. Fertility Rate Hits Record Low for 2nd Straight Year; 40.7% of Babies Born to Unmarried Women


http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/cdc-us-fertility-rate-hits-record-low-2nd-straight-year-407-babies




Over 40% of babies are born to unwed mothers in the USA. This is not counting how many that are born out of marriages that end in divorce. The foundation of any society is the family and when the family is destroyed, the society will soon follow. This is not even considering the attacks on the family from the homosexual perverts and their supporters, the porn industry, public schools, Hollywood, etc... This nation is doomed.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Attorney: Teacher Seized Christmas Candy Canes, Told Student ‘Jesus Is Not Allowed In School’


http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/01/06/attorney-teacher-told-student-jesus-is-not-allowed-in-school/

WEST COVINA (CBSLA.com) — Religious freedom advocates are calling on the West Covina Unified School District to adopt policy changes and issue a formal apology after an alleged bullying incident involving a 6-year-old Christian student.

Advocates for Faith & Freedom, an Irvine-based nonprofit law firm, issued a letter Monday on behalf of Isaiah Martinez, a first grader at Merced Elementary School.

On Dec. 13. 2013, Martinez took traditional candy canes as Christmas gifts for his teacher, Valerie Lu, and classmates, according to attorney Robert Tyler.
Each candy cane came with a message attached that recited the history of the candy cane, including references to the candy as a symbol of Jesus Christ, according to the letter (PDF) dated Jan. 6.

Attorneys say when Martinez brought the candy canes to class, Lu took possession of them and after conferring with school principal Gordon Pfitzer, told Martinez that “Jesus is not allowed in school.”
Lu, at the apparent direction of Pfitzer, then ripped the candy cane message from each candy cane, threw them in the trash and returned the candy canes back to Martinez for delivery to his classmates, according to attorneys.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Study: Dead sea creatures cover 98 percent of ocean floor off California coast; up from 1 percent before Fukushima

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/043380_Fukushima_radiation_ocean_life.html##ixzz2pdidxzl4


Could this be an end time sign as foretold in Scripture?
Once again, a business openly mocks Christianity. KFC calls Christmas Hymns "stupid songs". Can you imagine if this ad called Hanukkah songs or celebrations "stupid"?







Sunday, January 05, 2014

Neurologist Richard Saul says ADHD does not exist

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/neurologist-richard-saul-says-adhd-does-not-exist/story-fneuzlbd-1226795655925

POP quiz: Is the proportion of American children suffering from the disease known as attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder ...
a) Less than 5%, as we believed before the early 1990s?
b) More than 11%, and rising, as suggested by CDC statistics?
c) Zero?

The correct answer is (c), says neurologist Richard Saul in his forthcoming book, ADHD Does Not Exist: The Truth About Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, which is sure to cause controversy when it hits the shelves in February.

After a long career treating patients complaining of such problems as short attention spans and an inability to focus, Saul is convinced ADHD is a collection of symptoms, not a disease, and shouldn't be listed in the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.

Treating ADHD as a disease is a huge mistake, according to Saul. Imagine walking into a doctor's office with severe abdominal pains and simply being prescribed painkillers. Then you walk away, pain-free. Later you die of appendicitis.

Patients show up at the clinic with their own ADHD diagnoses these days, simply because ADHD is in the air all around us - and because they want to score some delightful drugs like Adderall or Ritalin, or because their parents want an easy way to get them to sit down and shut up....



I figured this out in high school. I babysat for a neighbor kid who was supposedly "hyperactive", the didn't call it ADHD back then. The kid ran through the house like a nut and would not listen to anything or anyone. He was like 3 or 4 years old. After about an hour of this kid acting like an animal, I had enough. I grabbed him sat down on the couch and held him on my lap and told him that I would not let him go until he agreed to behave. He fought me for over an hour and then calmed down. I let him go and played and behaved like a normal kid and did so every time I babysat him from then on, but still acted like an animal around everyone else. ADHD is not a problem with the child - it is a problem with the adults in his or her life that allow the child to behave in that manner. It is a discipline issue, not a disease!

Friday, January 03, 2014

For the neo-cons who might think that Ted Cruz is a "conservative"...


Does Tea Party hero Ted Cruz really stand for sovereignty and limited government? A keyword search of his Senate website reveals several notable quotes from Cruz regarding our "vital ally" Israel.

http://libertyfight.com/2014/fourteen_ted_cruz_quotes_on_israel.html


  • "In my view the United States of America should remain unshakably alongside our vital ally the nation of Israel. We get an enormous dividend from the intelligence, from the resources, from the alliance on the ground, and it is beneficial to the United States of America to have an ally like Israel that is fighting alongside us in such a perilous part of the world where they are surrounded by terrorists who would do us harm and would do them harm. And in my view, when the military aid is renegotiated for Israel, we should give serious consideration to substantially increase the strategic partnership with the nation of Israel because it is overwhelmingly in the interest of U.S. National Security ...In my opinion, the President of the United States should stand up and say unequivocally, if Iran continues to proceed towards acquiring nuclear weapons capacity, the U.S. will use overwhelming military force to prevent them from acquiring those weapons in simple, clear, categorical language."
    - Sen. Cruz: When America Doesn't Lead the World is a More Dangerous Place - Foreign Policy Speech at Heritage Foundation - September 11, 2013 (video)
  • "His record on Israel strongly suggests that he views Israel not as our friend but as a nuisance. The U.S.-Israeli alliance is critical to our national security, but Hagel has been far too willing to undermine that alliance. He was one of only four senators who refused to sign a letter urging the president to express solidarity with Israel and condemn the Palestinian campaign of violence. And he has stated that he believes Israel has "chained down" the Palestinians"
    - Why I expect to oppose Hagel January 7, 2013
  • "Today, the legislative bodies of two of our closest allies are engaged in emergency meetings on the prospect of military engagement in Syria... In Israel, the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee is reviewing potential responses should Israel be attacked in the fallout over action in Syria."
    - Sen. Cruz Statement on Syria - The President must call a special session of Congress August 29, 2013 press@cruz.senate.gov (202) 228-7561
  • "The United States should negotiate from a position of strength, not weakness. We should have insisted on good-faith measures before meeting with the Iranians directly, such as the release of Pastor Saeed Abedini and the acknowledgment of Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state. Prime Minister Netanyahu has taken the extraordinary step of condemning what is happening in Geneva as a 'very, very bad deal.' President Obama should not abandon our friend and ally Israel, and he should not cut a deal that endangers the national security of the United States."
    - Cruz Statement on Potential U.S./Iran Deal to Lift Sanctions November 8, 2013
  • U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement on S. 1881, The Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2013: "The single most important thing Congress can do to defend the national security interests of the United States is send a clear and unequivocal message that we will not tolerate a nuclear-armed Iran that would pose an existential threat to our nation, the state of Israel, and our Gulf allies in the region. The United States must lead the international community to ensure the most dangerous regime in the world does not possess the world's most dangerous weapon."
    - Cruz Statement on The Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2013 December 20, 2013
  • "As a two-term senator and active participant in foreign policy discussions, Hagel repeatedly declined to support measures to crack down on state sponsors of terrorism, belittled the notion of using any means to prevent a nuclear Iran, advised U.S. leaders to engage in direct negotiations with rogue nations and hostile terrorist groups, and expressed remarkable antagonism towards the longstanding U.S. alliance with Israel.....And on Israel, no senator in recent times has demonstrated as much consistent antagonism as has Hagel. In 1998, he said that the U.S. had "tilted too far towards Israel in the Middle East peace process. ...In 2000, he declined to join a bi-partisan group of 96 senators (including Senators Biden and Kerry) urging President Clinton to express “American solidarity with Israel at this crucial moment, to condemn the Palestinian campaign of violence. In 2006, on the floor of the Senate, he accused Israel of carrying out a "sickening slaughter" in Lebanon (and charged Lebanon with doing the same). Also in 2006 he said "the Jewish Lobby intimidates a lot of people up here," and he boasted about his ability to resist their views. Today, he says he will strongly support Israel."
    - Chuck Hagel's confirmation-day conversion February 1, 2013


  • "If the United States was prepared to release an Iranian nuclear scientist, Mojtaba Atarodi, as a good faith gesture paving the way to direct negotiations between our two nations for the first time in more than thirty years, the Iranians should have been required to do at least as much. We should have told them up front that their detention of our citizens and hostile rhetoric against the United States and our ally Israel is unacceptable, rather than engaging, without preconditions, in a negotiation that will provide the Iranian regime substantial sanction relief while doing nothing to curb - let alone end - its pursuit of a nuclear weapon."
    - Cruz on Iranian Prisoner Abedini: Unconscionable that Top American Diplomats Did Not Mention His Name December 5, 2013
  • "All the smiling embraces between diplomats after the interim deal was signed notwithstanding, the Iranian regime remains a brutal and oppressive dictatorship that pursues nuclear weapons for the purpose of dominating the Middle East and threatening America and our allies, notably Israel. President Obama and Secretary Kerry should reconsider their policy of rapprochement with Iran that is dismaying to Jerusalem and encouraging to Tehran. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu predicted this agreement would be a 'very, very bad deal' and has now correctly identified it as an 'historic mistake.'
    - Cruz: Iranian Nuclear Deal Correctly Identified as "Historic Mistake" November 24, 2013
  • "This approach has been successfully employed by several of our strongest allies, including Israel, the United Kingdom, and Germany."
    - Stop sexual violence in the military November 20, 2013
  • "This week, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) filed a resolution, S. Res. 252, in recognition of President Obama's offer to meet with Iranian President Hasan Rouhani at the United Nations General Assembly and the one-year anniversary of Iran's imprisonment of Pastor Saeed Abedini, an American citizen. The resolution states that it is the sense of the Senate that before any future meeting between President Obama and President Rouhani, the Government of Iran should affirm the right of Israel to exist as a Jewish state, and also immediately and without conditions release all United States citizens unjustly detained as prisoners of conscience in Iran."
    - Sen. Cruz Presents Resolution Laying Out the Preconditions Iran Must Meet September 28, 2013
  • "The nomination of Samantha Power is deeply troubling. No nation has spilled more blood or sacrificed more for the freedom of others than ours, and yet Ms. Power has publicly embraced the need for America to continue apologizing to the world for perceived transgressions, going so far as to explicitly urge "instituting a doctrine of the mea culpa." She is yet another Obama nominee who has been sharply critical of our nation's strong support of Israel."
    - Sen. Cruz Statement on Nomination of Samantha Power to UN June 5, 2013
  • "On this Hanukkah, I wish our Jewish friends a happy holiday... We are grateful for the rich history the Jewish culture brings to America and to the world, and I hope you have a blessed Hanukkah season."
    - Cruz: On this Hanukkah, I wish our Jewish friends a happy holiday November 27, 2013
  • "Likewise, it appears that Jewish and pro-Israel groups were also targeted. Senior officials at IRS have known since 2011 that the agency had inappropriately flagged these groups, yet, IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman testified - falsely - to Congress in March 2012, "There's absolutely no targeting."
    - Just tell us the truth, Mr. President May 14, 2013


  • "U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced today that he and four other Senators just completed a visit to Afghanistan and Israel. Cruz joined Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on the trip, as well as Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and Deb Fischer (R-NE). During the trip, the Senators met with U.S. military personnel, military officials and political leaders to discuss political, economic and security issues affecting bilateral and regional relations. In addition to visiting troops from Texas, Sen. Cruz joined the Senators to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu..."
    - Senator Cruz Visits Afghanistan and Israel with Congressional Delegation January 14, 2013

  • Israel to fund all abortions for women 20-33 starting next year

    http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/.premium-1.566198

    Another 6,300 women are expected to have a state-funded abortion next year, at a cost of about $4.6 million.

    Israel will pay for abortions for women aged 20 to 33 regardless of circumstance starting next year, health officials said Monday, adding that they hope to make eligibility for state funding universal in the future.



    I wonder what the fundies think of this, you know the "christians" who think that Israel is the land of the "chosen people"? What about the neo-cons who keep telling us that this is the "only democracy in the middle east?" Real democratic for the unborn, ain't it?

    And guess who is paying for these abortions?  Since taxpayers in the United States pay more for the defense of Israel than the citizens of Israel themselves do, you can see that the reason that they can afford to pay to murder babies is because we fund their military!

    Wednesday, January 01, 2014

    Pitchfork Movement: Italy is 'Slave of Wealthy Jewish Bankers Like the Rothschilds'

    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/pitchfork-italy-slave-jewish-bankers-rothschild-529996

    Italy's Jewish communities have hit back at the spokesman of the anti-austerity Pitchfork movement,
    who described Italy as being "enslaved by wealthy Jewish bankers".

    The Pitchfork protestors' spokesman, Andrea Zunino, who made the anti-Semitic comments, represents thousands of demonstrators who took to the streets in towns and cities across Italy to voice anger at austerity measures...