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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#821676 Dec 13, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
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Republicans solve this by dipping in to their trust funds
Liberals solve this by dipping in to other people's trust funds.
Voluntarist

United States

#821677 Dec 13, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Michigan Police Scratch Their Heads At Fox Contributor’s Post-Punch Media Tour
If Fox News contributor Steven Crowder wants justice after being assaulted during right-to-work protests in Michigan this week, he sure has a weird way of showing it. That’s the word from Michigan State Police, who are ready to investigate and prosecute the man who punched Crowder multiple times on camera Tuesday — if only Crowder would let them.
The video of Crowder taking those punches has gone viral, even as Crowder’s story about the circumstances has started to unravel. Regardless of exactly what happened leading up top the punches, however, there’s a potential crime caught on film and according to Michigan State Police, Crowder has so far shown no interest in having it investigated.
“There is video footage of him being assaulted. We don’t know who the suspect is, but we could do a several month investigation and find the suspect,” Inspector Gene Adamczyk, spokesperson for the state police, told TPM on Thursday.“But if Mr. Crowder is not going to prosecute, we have not gained anything, we’ve wasted resources.”
So far Crowder has not sought out police help after he was hit. Adamczyk pointed out he’s instead turned the video into a national conservative media tour.
“I saw Mr. Crowder’s interview on Sean Hannity and he wants to have an MMA-sanctioned fight with this individual,” he said. Crowder told Hannity that if the suspect doesn’t come forward for the MMA fight (which he said would be held for charity), Crowder would “press charges.”
Adamczyk did not sound impressed by the plan.
“You can’t leverage the law for personal gain,” he said.“Either you’re the victim, or you’re not. So if he’s the victim of an assault, and he wants to file a complaint, we will definitely investigate it.”
Meanwhile, media reports have poked holes in the original, edited video Crowder posted online after he was punched. The New York Times reported “a look at the video broadcast on the Sean Hannity show appears to show quite clearly that [Crowder] left out an important section of the footage when he put together his edit.”
The unedited footage shows “the man who punched Mr. Crowder being knocked to the ground seconds before and then getting up and taking a swing at the comedian,” the Times reported.
Adamczyk doesn’t understand why Crowder wouldn’t report the crime to the police and get the perpetrator prosecuted. He stressed that the MSP will not go forward with an investigation unless a crime is reported, and “there are all types of personal reasons” people sometimes don’t report a crime, he said.
“If somebody broke into your house, wouldn’t you immediately report it to the police? If someone assaulted you or your family member wouldn’t you report it immediately to the police?” Adamczyk said.“Well, why wouldn’t you, unless there’s a personal agenda there.
http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/12/st...
That is the absolute dumbest thing out there, the police don't need his permission to make an arrest.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#821678 Dec 13, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
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Fox taught us all that Romney was going to win in 2012.
MSM thought it would be Obama.
Who do you trust?
Correction: Fox couldn't teach you how to fasten your Velcro Shoelaces. You are unteachable, unreachable and undeniably gullible.

How many times has NBC had to apologize for "fixing" video clips?
Trayvon Martin still lives inside of MSM.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#821679 Dec 13, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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UAW dues at GM are $952 per year.
Thatsa lotta money.
About $2 a day. Big deal. Considering the benefits UAW employees get by being members, that's a good bargain.
Voluntarist

United States

#821680 Dec 13, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>John McCain and Lindsay Graham are claiming a major victory for white racist republicans everywhere. Harry Belafonte is right. They should all be thrown in jail.
Why would you throw political dissidents in a cage? Isn't that what Communists do?
Voluntarist

United States

#821681 Dec 13, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Guns have outlived any usefulness. Ban them.
I agree police shouldn't be armed they are far too dangerous.
Voluntarist

United States

#821682 Dec 13, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>About $2 a day. Big deal. Considering the benefits UAW employees get by being members, that's a good bargain.
LOL $2 a day, Obama math

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#821683 Dec 13, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Actually, many non-union jobs pay far better than the type of work that is unionized.
And many non-union companies in unionized industries pay union wages to keep the union out.
Good points but may I add that, outside of union influence, pay can be higher because companies, schools and customers value excellence?
Unions promote mediocrity where every loser wins a prize(tenure, pay raises for warm bodies, etc.). Teachers can't be fired but only disciplined or moved to another school district.

There have been several stories I can recall where sexual predator teachers who were caught "inside the system"(not publicly exposed) had their union reps negotiate transfers - even across State lines - to keep teaching in other areas. Some of those cases ended in tragedy for the poor kids. Teaching is less a profession today than a Socialist Entitlement.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#821684 Dec 13, 2012
Cardinal of the Kremlin wrote:
Well my diet should work better now thanks to the UNIONS no more twinkies Thanks, too bad for the 18,000 workers no worry OBAMA will find them JOBS or welfare, foodstamps,public housing,healthcare,only thing he can't give them back their pride
The unions did not cause Hostess' demise. Hostess caused their own demise by producing fattening, unhealthy food. Their junk food is banned in many public schools.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#821685 Dec 13, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Hard to decide the place one would least like to live between Detroit, Cleveland, and Chicago.
Companies must need to pay a premium to lure qualified employees to move there.
Combat Pay
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#821686 Dec 13, 2012
Fenris the Archangel wrote:
I had to log back on briefly just to post yet ANOTHER stupid comment by a dumb negro. Typical leftist fascist. He IS a funny little negro though........:-
Harry Belafonte says President Obama should ‘work like 3rd world dictator’ put GOP in jail
Harry Belefonte was interviewed by Al Sharpton on MSNBC today and offered President Obama some advice on handling the GOP and opponents.
“That there should be this lingering infestation of really corrupt people who sit trying to dismantle the wishes of the people [Republicans, Conservatives, and The Tea Party], the mandate that has been given to Barack Obama, and I don’t know what more they want. The only thing left for Barack Obama to do is to work like a 3rd world dictator and just put all these guys in jail.”
Bravo Harry Belafonte!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#821687 Dec 13, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Guns have outlived any usefulness. Ban them.
Good idea. Obama should try.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#821688 Dec 13, 2012
TSM wrote:
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Detroit final got it Right!! The opportunity for all workers to choose whether to join or not!!
Now unqualified workers will get the same benefits as union workers at the expense of union workers' dues. They'll be getting a free ride.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#821689 Dec 13, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>About $2 a day. Big deal. Considering the benefits UAW employees get by being members, that's a good bargain.
Those who don't work for their money don't think much of it.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#821690 Dec 13, 2012
Voluntarist wrote:
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Why would you throw political dissidents in a cage? Isn't that what Communists do?
And that is just what we have, selling their poison in disguise.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#821691 Dec 13, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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When you are driven into a corner(which is hourly, at least), you then reply "Who cares?"
100% pure Jerk.
Who cares? You're insignificant.
Voluntarist

United States

#821692 Dec 13, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Good idea. Obama should try.
Obviously that pesky constitution doesn't mean anything to you or that piece of shiat in the whitehouse.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#821693 Dec 13, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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The benefits come from the employer, not the union.
The unions are the ones who negotiate the benefits. You think corporations give benefits out of the goodness of their heart? You don't know nothing.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#821694 Dec 13, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Good points but may I add that, outside of union influence, pay can be higher because companies, schools and customers value excellence?
Unions promote mediocrity where every loser wins a prize(tenure, pay raises for warm bodies, etc.). Teachers can't be fired but only disciplined or moved to another school district.
There have been several stories I can recall where sexual predator teachers who were caught "inside the system"(not publicly exposed) had their union reps negotiate transfers - even across State lines - to keep teaching in other areas. Some of those cases ended in tragedy for the poor kids. Teaching is less a profession today than a Socialist Entitlement.
That may be true in major urban school systems where politicians and unions run the show, but not so much in smaller towns where the teachers' union has very little real power, other than laundering dues money for the Democrat Party.

Teacher salaries increased substantially for twenty years or so, but now have leveled off to a cost-of-living basis because the schools simply don't have the money.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#821695 Dec 13, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>The unions did not cause Hostess' demise. Hostess caused their own demise by producing fattening, unhealthy food. Their junk food is banned in many public schools.
That's why other companies are lining up to purchase the brands, freed of the burden of the employees and their unions.

The food served in public schools may be "healthy" by some definitions, but the kids don't eat it.

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