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VW workers may block southern U.S. deals if no unions: labor chief

VW workers may block southern U.S. deals if no unions: labor chief
Reuters BERLIN Wed Feb 19, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/19/us-vw-usplant-idUSBREA1I0S8201...

Volkswagen's top labor representative threatened on Wednesday to try to block further investments by the German carmaker in the southern United States if its workers there are not unionized.

Our Slaveowner Founding Fathers

Untold History: More Than a Quarter of U.S. Presidents Were Involved in Slavery, Human Trafficking

Joe-the-Plumber Toledo Jeep Worker

Joe-the-Plumber is now employed as a Toledo Jeep UAW autoworker. Seems the Tea Party elite abandoned Ole Joe. Maybe Karl Rove can bail him out!

Obama weighs in on contentious union vote at Volkswagen plant

Obama weighs in on contentious union vote at Volkswagen plant
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/14/us-autos-vw-election-idUSBREA1...
Quote from article:

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday waded into a high-stakes union vote at Volkswagen AG's plant in Tennessee, accusing Republican politicians who oppose unionization of being more concerned about German shareholders than U.S. workers.

Will VW's Tennessee workers say yes to the UAW? Let's hope so.

Mayor Virg Bernero Invites Volkswagen to Expand to Lansing

Mayor Invites Volkswagen to Expand to Lansing
http://www.wilx.com/home/headlines/Mayor-Invites-Volkswagen-to-Expand-to...
LANSING (WILX)-- Will a new Volkswagen auto plant be the newest addition to Lansing? Republican lawmakers in Tennessee have threatened to take away VW's tax incentives if the workers vote to join the UAW.
Lansing mayor Virg Bernero says Volkswagen can just pack up and come to Lansing.
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If you Make $50,000 per year you pay....

Seattle Hosts Progressive Media Gathering - Is Radio Dead?

Vice President Joe Biden Addressed UAW at CAP 2014 in DC

Response to Toledo Talk Attack

Since I'm not privy to defend myself on ToledoTalk, in my defense, I offer the following:

On the 'banning' of posters on Toledo Talk
http://www.toledotalk.com/cgi-bin/tt.pl/article/170280/29Jan2014/On_the_...

Well wolfman aka Paul Wolfarth has said publicly on Swampbubbles (under the names wolfman & MrIndependent) that he was banned because Fred sent emails to the site admin. He claims to have proof but has never produced it.
posted by MikeyA on Jan 29, 2014 at 09:35:22 am #

Papantonio: Hillary Can't Shed Corporate Stripes

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UAW workers garner huge Big 3 autoworker negotiated bonuses

Big 3 autoworker bonuses may grow
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140106/AUTO01/301060035

Right-To-Work for less is proven again with latest 2014 UAW negotiated bonuses promising to top the 1999 record year. RTW states average $10,000 per year less than non RTW states.
http://www.economicpopulist.org/content/wages-america-and-attack-labor

85 people have as much money as half the world

85 people have as much money as half the world
The combined wealth of the richest equals that owned by 3.5 billion of the poorest, a new report shows.
http://money.msn.com/investing/post--85-people-have-as-much-money-as-hal...

"The combined wealth of the world's richest 85 people is now equivalent to that owned by half of the world's population -- or 3.5 billion of the poorest people -- according to a new report from Oxfam."

Hate Obama, Love Obamacare

Hate Obama, Love Obamacare

Hate Obama, Love Obamacare
How a skeptical Ohio family found plenty to like in health care reform
By Steven Brill Monday, Jan. 27, 2014

Read more: Hate Obama, Love Obamacare - TIME http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2162940,00.html#ixz...

When Sean Recchi was diagnosed with cancer, he and his wife Stephanie were billed $83,900 by the hospital, in advance. Now he has insurance.

Watch Steven Brill Talk About His Latest Obamacare Column on the Daily Show

Devil Baby Attack!

Get Trans Pacific Partnership Off the Fast Track

Get TPP Off the Fast Track
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PBS Frontline: To Catch a Trader

PBS Frontline
To Catch a Trader
Coming January 7, 2014
WGTE 30 10:00 PM
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/to-catch-a-trader/
FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith goes inside the government’s ongoing, seven-year crackdown on insider trading, drawing on exclusively-obtained video of hedge fund titan Steven A. Cohen, incriminating FBI wiretaps of other traders, and interviews with both Wall Street and Justice Department insiders.

Twenty Years of NAFTA

NAFTA at 20: Lori Wallach on U.S. Job Losses, Record Income Inequality, Mass Displacement in Mexico

Duck Dynasty Is Fake!

The Financial Predators Among Us.

Just saw the Wolf of Wall Street http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iszwuX1AK6A and though it was billed as some kind of comedy but it really is an indictment of our financial system. The movie is based on the true story of a convicted stock market swindler named Jordan Belfort. This story is what underfunded regulatory agencies deal with and how the investor gets bilked while the criminal financial brokers continue to long win before they're caught (if ever). Recently Barron's weekly did a piece on Mr. Belfort. Turns out Jordan served 28 months of a 42 month sentence from his 1999 conviction.

Inside the Saudi 9/11 coverup

New York Post
Inside the Saudi 9/11 coverup
By Paul Sperry
December 15, 2013
http://nypost.com/2013/12/15/inside-the-saudi-911-coverup/
Quote from Article:

After the 9/11 attacks, the public was told al Qaeda acted alone, with no state sponsors.
But the White House never let it see an entire section of Congress’ investigative report on 9/11 dealing with “specific sources of foreign support” for the 19 hijackers, 15 of whom were Saudi nationals.
It was kept secret and remains so today.

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