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Does anyone remember the Occupy Movement?

losers of the occupy movement

Ah the subtle ironies of life. The “Occupy” protesters who for a full month didn’t even know why they were protesting are now fighting to get even a small mention by the American media.

I have news for the occupy movement. Your cause was doomed from the start. First of all, your movement refused to mention President Obama out of fear of being labelled racists. This was a fatal flaw in your argument that you and your ilk deserve a free ride through life.

Obama has had three years to fix the mess we call an economy and to date, has done little to do any of the things he campaigned on. Remember “Change?” The only change I see is the change in my pocket after being bent over by Washington. Nothing has changed. In fact, government has grown exponentially in his reign as “The Anointed One.”

Second, the occupy movement had no real agenda and did not manage to put together an agenda for nearly 30 days into their protests.

When an actual agenda was produced, it was nothing more then an incredibly selfish list of demands that would be impossible to fulfill. It was also a direct attack on the American way of life.

This my incredibly selfish and stupid “occupy” friends is what caused you to lose the American public. This is the same American population that has to get out of bed every day and schlep their way through another day of work at a menial job to make ends meet and pay their own way through life.

Third was the way the occupy protesters have little or no regard for those around you. You “expect” people to understand your selfish wants and needs yet refuse flatly to admire the people that work for a living.

Blocking freeways and intersections only served to make life miserable for people like myself that were simply trying to get through another day.

The Fourth nail in the “occupy” coffin was the flotsam and jetsam that called themselves “protesters.” Your core group consisted of nothing more than pot heads, hippies, homeless people are molesters according to some news reports.

You people wanted Americans to take you serious, but that is absolutely impossible when your core proteters are unkempt and disheveled looking.

The Occupy protesters came off like a bunch of sore losers holding out a collective bag and saying “whats in it for me?”

Those are just a few thoughts on the “Occupy” movement by yours truly. The only movement America saw were the bowel movements that your protesters were taking in the bushes near your protests. JD

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Six people shot at Antioch CA Sweet Sixteen Party

I love articles like this one where the editor of the newspaper omits the actual physical description of the people responsible for the shooting out of fear of offending any particular race. Oddly enough, black people are described as “Dark complexion” Hispanics as “”medium colored skin” and Asians as “Pacific Islander or Asian.” You have to love the left. JD

ANTIOCH, Calif. — Six people, including five teens, were injured when gunfire erupted at a girl’s 16th birthday party in the San Francisco Bay area, authorities said Sunday.

Police in Antioch believe three or four male partygoers opened fire Saturday night when two groups began arguing, said police Lt. Scott Willerford. Violence is not common in the neighborhood in Antioch, which is about 38 miles northeast of San Francisco.

“Weapons were brandished and numerous shots were fired from multiple guns,” Willerford said.

The gunfire wounded a 13-year-old boy, two 16-year-old boys, two 18-year-old men and a 21-year-old woman, police said. Their injuries ranged from a minor grazing wound to an abdomen wound, police said. Police did not say how many shots were fired, or specify what kind of weapons were used.

Three of the wounded have been released from hospitals, but the 13-year-old, an 18-year-old and the woman remained in serious but stable condition, police said. Their names have not been released.

Police are looking for three or four suspects described as “young men,” but acknowledge they haven’t been able to obtain more detailed descriptions. Willerford said callers reporting the shooting had said between 70 and 80 people were at the party, but many of them ran away when the gunfire broke out.

Authorities said the party was being thrown by the girl’s parents.

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Obama Supporting Starbucks CEO paid $16 million in 2011 fiscal year

You have to love the socialist elite. They are truly wanting to be a ruling class and have the rest of us be serfs and peons to do their bidding.

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz was given a pay package worth roughly $16 million in the company’s 2011 fiscal year.

Starbucks performed well last year, but Schultz’s compensation shrank by 26 percent compared to 2010, when he was given $22 million for bringing the company roaring back from the recession and more than doubling its profit.

Schultz received a nearly $1.4 million salary in 2011, according to a document filed Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. That’s up 8 percent from the $1.3 million salary in the prior year. His cash performance bonus, as well as the value of his stock and option awards, shrank.

Starbucks gave him stock awards in 2011 worth $5.5 million, which is down 48 percent from the $10.5 million he was awarded the prior year. He was also given option awards worth nearly $6 million, down 4 percent from the $6.2 million in the prior year.

The company gave him a cash performance bonus of nearly $3 million in 2011, down from $3.5 million the prior year.

Schultz also received $235,294 in other perks such as security and use of the company plane, compared with $231,664 in perks the year before.

Starbucks continued its strong performance in 2011, as more customers began to visit its stores around the globe. The Seattle-based company’s 2011 fiscal year revenue increased 7 percent to $11.7 billion and its profit jumped nearly 32 percent to $1.25 billion, or $1.62 per share.

The Associated Press formula calculates an executive’s total compensation during the last fiscal year by adding salary, bonuses, perks, above-market interest the company pays on deferred compensation and the estimated value of stock and stock options awarded during the year. The AP formula does not count changes in the present value of pension benefits. That makes the AP total slightly different in most cases from the total reported by companies to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The value that a company assigned to an executive’s stock and option awards for 2011 was the present value of what the company expected the awards to be worth to the executive over time. Companies use one of several formulas to calculate that value. However, the number is just an estimate, and what an executive ultimately receives will depend on the performance of the company’s stock in the years after the awards are granted. Most stock compensation programs require an executive to wait a specified amount of time to receive shares or exercise options.

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BNSF train Conductor comes to aid of bicyclist shot by sniper

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5 Year Old Stabs 3 People Over Juice Box

A future convict in the making. How would five year old know or want to stab people? Must be a great new way of raising and rearing children that I have never heard of. JD

GREENE COUNTY, Va. – A 5 year-old is accused of stabbing three people in Virginia.

It happened Monday afternoon at a mobile home park in Greene County.

Police say the little boy used some sort of edged weapon.

Neighbors believe the incident started over a juice box.

Two children and one adult were taken to the hospital with non- life threatening injuries.

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Storage Wars Nabila Hannis in, Dave Hester out

dave hesteris an idiot egocentric prick

Once again Dave Hester shows the world that he is nothing more than an arrogant selfish little boy lost in the world of greed and egomania.

Hester was out in L.A. this weekend … sporting a hat with his signature catchphrase on it … when he told a TMZ photographer he hasn’t locked up a deal to return to the show next season.

To me this would be a good thing because although Hester mixes it up with the other people on Storage Wars, he also makes you want to reach into your TV set and strangle him because he is such an arrogant prick.

Enter Nabila Hannis. A&E is playing Nabila as a rival of Dave Hester because I am sure they have seen this coming with Hester being so egocentric that he probably believes that he is the only reason anyone watches the show.

Earth to Dave, Earth to Dave. I have asked many of my friends at work and read the comments on this site and many others, and here is the real reason people watch the show. Men watch to leer at Brandi Passante and see what is found in the lockers, and women seem to like the treasure hunt aspect of the show.

That’s it. Nothing more. Its not you acting like a moron and bidding up lockers against your own perceived enemies, although its funny at times. Its not your dopey hat and stupid truck.

Okay it might be a little to watch the back of your neck because when you look up the back of your neck looks like a pack of hot dogs.

Nabila Hannis is attractive, funny and competitive, has a lot of appeal to a broader audience than you and will hook old geezers like me into watching the show. That’s exactly what A&E wants.

Dave Hester should think that perhaps they have done some internal polling and are finding that he is actually driving viewers away and they don’t want him back.

Dave if your reading this, and I know you are, look up “Jackie The Jokeman Martling” from the Howard Stern Show. Jackie had a great gig with Howard Stern. He made good money, he got free plugs everyday on Howards show, he was on top of the comedy world.

Where is he now? Faded into obscurity just like you will Dave if you leave Storage Wars.

Nice to meet you Nabila. You are a wonderful addition to Storage Wars and pleasing to the eyes as well. JD

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Man Decapitated by wood chipper

A tree trimmer was decapitated after getting sucked head first into an industrial wood chipper in a freak accident.

Martin Lara, 50, of Applegate, California, died Thursday morning after getting dragged by a rope as he fed branches and debris into the chipper.
Lara’s company, Bushwackers, had been hired to clear brush from a rural home outside of Nevada City when the line became wrapped around the professional landscaper’s neck.

The rope was attached to some wood and was dragged by the chipper, beheading him, CBS Sacramento reported.
His body was pulled towards the cone of the wood chipper, but a colleague stopped the machine before his body was dragged inside the rotors.

Fellow crew members heard the man scream but could not help him in time.Sheriff’s Sgt. Hap Penaluna called it ‘a freak accident.’
‘It was a huge chipper capable of processing full-size trees,’ Penaluna told the Union of Grass Valley ‘It’s just a tragic accident.’

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Los Angeles Sheriff Punches Handicapped Woman VIDEO

Okay I will not defend the deputy for punching the woman, but there are a few details that seem to have been left out of the story of the deputy that punches a handicapped woman on a bus in Bellflower on Monday.

First, watch the video below. After you have watched it, watch it again and watch the handicapped woman’s legs. She tries not once but three times to knee the deputy in the balls, the third time appearing to land a knee to the old jewelry bag. All the while the deputies are trying to calm her down and throughout the whole ordeal she is becoming more and more combative.

But our media won’t mention that little tidbit. NBC news even froze the video of the deputy in mid swing to make it more dramatic.

NBC also left out the obvious. That would be that the woman is so fat that it takes five deputies to subdue and arrest her. They don’t ever in the article make mention of why the deputies were removing her from the bus in the first place.

This is what the American media calls “Objective Journalism.” JD

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Cracks in wings of Airbus A380 spark calls for grounding

I am telling you right now that I will not fly on any Airbus product. They are manufactured by lazy people in socialist nations that sleep more then they work. JD

The cracks in brackets inside the wings of the jumbo Airbus A380 “do not pose a safety risk,” the plane builder said Monday.

“We can confirm minor cracks have been found and these are in non-critical sections of the wing rib,” Airbus spokesman Justin Dubon told the Star from Toulouse, France.

A spokesman for Australian aircraft engineers has demanded that the entire Qantas fleet be grounded for a thorough inspection. The cracks on a Qantas Airbus A380 were found during a major overhaul in Singapore that followed a mid-flight engine blowout last November, Qantas said. The cracks were repaired.

“We can’t continue to gamble with people’s lives and hope they make it until their four-year inspection,” said Steve Purvinas, federal secretary for the Australian Licensed Aircraft Engineers Association.

“It sounds dramatic, but they’re not on the wing,” said Dubon. “They’re on a little L-shaped bracket inside the wing. It’s a hairline crack, but the bracket is still intact and still doing its job. They’re not load-bearing.”

Air France flies its A380 planes into Montreal; Air Canada has none in its fleet.

Dubon emphasized that the European aviation safety authority had supported Airbus’s decision to deal with the cracks during the aircrafts’ routine maintenance every four years.

Singapore International Airlines also discovered the cracks last year and has repaired them, a company spokesman said.

“These pose no safety issue and repairs were carried out on the aircraft,” SIA spokesman Nicholas Ionides said in an email to Reuters.

Purvinas’s ALAEA has been campaigning against Qantas’s decision in August to outsource some work, including maintenance jobs, to other plants in Asia.

A series of rolling strikes and refused overtime by Qantas employees last fall exploded on Oct. 29 when the airline stranded thousands of passengers by grounding its fleet in response. A court order a day later got the airline flying again.

ALAEA’s “Keep Qantas Australian” campaign uses Qantas’s safety record, the best in the industry, as a rallying point.

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Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi diagnosed with cancer

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma, according to a statement on his website on Monday.

The British heavy metal group’s original lineup is writing and recording its first album in 33 years, and the band members will move from Los Angeles to London in order to work with Iommi while he undergoes treatment.

“His bandmates would like everyone to send positive vibes to the guitarist at this time,” the statement read, adding that the new album was still scheduled for release in the autumn.

“Iommi is currently working with his doctors to establish the best treatment plan — the ‘Iron Man’ of Rock & Roll remains upbeat and determined to make a full and successful recovery.”

Iommi, 63, is a founding member of Black Sabbath, one of the most successful hard rock acts in history who have sold an estimated 70 million records worldwide.

The veterans announced in November that they were reuniting in their original four man line-up, including Ozzy Osbourne on vocals, for their first new album in more than three decades and a 2012 world tour.

The quartet released their last studio album of all original material in 1978 with “Never Say Die.”

Osbourne was fired from the band in 1979, leading to changing lineups for several years. The original foursome reunited for a 1998 release and played sporadically together in the early 2000s.

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