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UAW challenge, challenged

So the UAW which claims "overwhelming" support for itself in it's attempt to forcibly create members in Tenn. now finds itself being challenged by the very workers it says it wants to represent. http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140225/AUTO0104/302250108/Tenn-VW-w...

A group of Volkswagen AG workers in Tennessee have filed a motion with the National Labor Relations Board asking for the right to challenge the United Auto Workers’ challenge of the recent vote at their Chattanooga factory.

If it saves just one life

Apparently the union workers at GM are putting out a bad product. Now my question is, what's the difference between a union made car that kills people and a non union made car that kills people? One costs a lot less.


General Motors said Tuesday it will expand its recall of vehicles with faulty ignition switches to include 1.37 million cars for model years 2003-2007.

Ares Armor Tactical Store Threatened with Fines & Jail Time for AR-15 Sign

Ares Armor is a small tactical company that operates a store in National City, California. Recently the town of National City disapproved of a sign displayed at the National City store location and told the store, "Take down the sign or go to jail. We do not approve of guns...or you."

The store has been in compliance with the law and was not doing anything illegal. So why is there a fuss? It's because of the guns and the message of freedom being promoted by Ares Armor.

Do you agree with the downsizing of the military.

50% (21 votes)
50% (21 votes)
Total votes: 42

Essay: Anatomy of the Deep State

Essay: Anatomy of the Deep State
Feb 21, 2014
Rome lived upon its principal till ruin stared it in the face. Industry is the only true source of wealth, and there was no industry in Rome. By day the Ostia road was crowded with carts and muleteers, carrying to the great city the silks and spices of the East, the marble of Asia Minor, the timber of the Atlas, the grain of Africa and Egypt; and the carts brought out nothing but loads of dung. That was their return cargo.

~ The Martyrdom of Man by Winwood Reade (1871)~

Should Chris install software that automatically moves a thread back to the top when fresh comments are added?

Texas Police Double as Islamic Terrorist Militia

PJ Media reported
"Federal Bureau of Investigations documents detailing a 22-site network of terrorist training villages sprawled across the United States. According to the documents, the FBI has been concerned about these facilities for about 12 years, but cannot act against them because the U.S. State Department has not yet declared that their umbrella group, MOA [Muslims of the Americas]/Jamaat ul-Fuqra, as a Foreign Terrorist Organization."

Not the story line you've heard


Prepare yourself for the expected videos on the Koch brothers, Citizen United, and other "dark money" groups that are sure to follow this story from Mike Flynn

The Supreme Court decision in Citizens United, which reinforced the precedent that money is speech, spawned hand-wringing across the left media. The decision, though, merely leveled the political funding playing ground. Democrats are now publicly embracing the SuperPacs born of the decision; not to catch up with Republicans, but to maintain their funding edge.

Do you think this site is being used as a platform for union bashing by conservatives?

Great column from Detroit News


Here's a couple of highlights for you slow readers-
-The demands of the UAW helped to lead General Motors and Chrysler to bankruptcy, and helped bring the entire domestic industry to the brink of collapse a mere five years ago.

-the UAW now boasts a fraction of its one-time membership high of 1.5 million, and last year it had to sell millions in assets just to balance its books.

Drugs, Gangs, and Guns are problems at Jeep Plant


Had an enlightening conversation with two Jeep workers this evening--one is a relative who was recently hired and another is a friend who has worked at Jeep for 27 years. They both told stories of the current plant environment which has been recently inundated with workers from Detroit.

Apparently, these Detroit workers have brought with them a gang element which has both collided with and supplemented the Toledo gang members who were already at Jeep.

My relative told stories about both drug use and sales--inside the plant and in the parking lot--with union officials looking the other way (why would they blow the whistle on their dues-paying members). He also has seen gun sales/trades on the plant floor, as well as in the employee break areas.

Black Discrimination in America


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Student Group set to hand out free cigarettes to protest University of Toledo tobacco ban, Monday (2/24/14)

Next week (Monday, January 24th) the University of Toledo Young Americans for Liberty will be handing out free cigarettes* and collecting signatures for a petition to repeal recent legislation school wide calling for a full tobacco ban on UT's main campus. There is an asterisk by the word cigarette because what we give out will not really be cigarettes but a note rolled into a cigarette shape to illustrate the tobacco ban.

Greater Toledo Train & Toy Show

Come to the annual GREATER TOLEDO TRAIN & TOY SHOW on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Owens Community College/Student Health and Activities Building (30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551).

Black History is American History!

I cannot help but believe that the vast majority of white people just don't get it regardless of how culturally sensitive, how much exposure they have had to black people or how much education they have. They just don't get it. To me that is sad. CASE IN POINT:

War of the Roses

Here's to Chuck, Coward, and of course Dale, all the androgynous creatures who post on FB. This is #7 of the ten points made in the article. I look forward to your little girl kicking and screaming how inaccurate these observations are.

7) The “Privilege” Trap

Can't find post?

Can anyone direct me or tell me what happened to the post WB made about a former Democratic congressman getting busted for filming models in a hotel room? I can't find it anywhere. Thank You!

What's worse- sitting Senator talking or arson?

Liberals are frantic over the words Sen Corker from TN before the Chattanooga VW vote. No matter how inflammatory though, they were in fact just words, easily ignored.
That's not the case however when union thugs want to get their way. Words aren't enough, it requires action to convince people of the value of union labor.
Here's the story and some highlights - http://www.fbi.gov/philadelphia/press-releases/2014/racketeering-and-ars....

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

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.

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