John Maenpaa

@ritchiepage2001

Christian/Patriot/Libertarian-Socialist and I support: AFL-CIO & IWW & ACLU & Occupy & Declaration Of Independence & Constitution #union #iww #WIUnion #occupy

Photos and Videos by @ritchiepage2001

  • Timeline
  • Gallery

#union #iww #occupy #ows #p2 #p21 #tlot #tcot #TeaParty

[VIDEO] PBS FRONTLINE - SYRIAN BEHIND THE LINES TUES 9 APRIL 2013

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/syria-behind-the-lines/

An unprecedented film documents the new and perilous reality of everyday life for both Syria’s rebels and its regime.

In Syria’s rural heartland, the bloody uprising against President Bashar Al Assad has taken a terrifying turn. The once-peaceful Orontes River valley is now a perilous sectarian front line where neighbor is fighting neighbor.

Related: http://www.theworld.org/2013/04/syria-frontline-lambert/

  • 1266 days ago via site
  • 32

#union #iww #occupy #ows #p2 #p21 #tlot #tcot #TeaParty

Field Notes: Occupy Movement in Hawaii

http://www.honolulumagazine.com/Honolulu-Magazine/April-2013/Field-Notes-Occupy-Movement-in-Hawaii/

The Scraggly Tents of Resistance: Field Notes explores Honolulu's vibrant and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: (de)Occupy Honolulu.

WHAT IT IS
Oahu’s contribution to the Occupy movement, situated at a sidewalk tent camp beside Thomas Square. Despite persistent efforts by the city to drive off the (de)Occupiers, they have held their ground since November 5, 2011, making theirs the movement’s longest continuously running encampment. When city workers tag their tents with notices warning they will be impounded if not removed within 24 hours, the (de)Occupiers swap them out with backup tents of a different color. Origina...

  • 1266 days ago via site
  • 31

#union #iww #occupy #ows #p2 #p21 #tlot #tcot #TeaParty

Long Beach Hyatt Workers Vote to Join UNITE HERE

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Organizing-Bargaining/Long-Beach-Hyatt-Workers-Vote-to-Join-UNITE-HERE

Workers at Hyatt Regency Long Beach and Hyatt The Pike Long Beach in California voted last week to be represented by UNITE HERE. The new union members were joined by Long Beach City Councilwoman Suja Lowenthal at a press conference today to announce the results of the vote...

  • 1266 days ago via site
  • 30

#union #iww #occupy #ows #p2 #p21 #tlot #tcot #TeaParty

RT 15h
Best book on Thatcher era: The Enemy Within - The Secret War Against the Miners by ‏ http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/647924.The_Enemy_Within?auto_login_attempted=true

  • 1266 days ago via site
  • 33

#union #iww #occupy #ows #p2 #p21 #tlot #tcot #TeaParty

Origins of Google

http://www.barbadostoday.bb/2013/04/08/origins-of-google/

Is it possible you didn’t hear or see the big news, or wasn’t tagged in the article by anyone on Facebook?

Could it be that perhaps you were too caught up in the hustle of a shortened work week, or maybe you were overwhelmed with joy because of Nexcyx’s big win of the Ryan Seacrest best Maroon Five Cover, so you missed it?

Whatever it was that stopped you from seeing the story about our very own Alan Emtage, and how he gave birth to a most commonly thing used in today’s world the search engine, here are a few details.

“I wrote a piece of code that gave birth to a multibillion-dollar industry,” Emtage told The Huffington Post in an exclusive inte...

  • 1266 days ago via site
  • 33

#union #iww #occupy #ows #p2 #p21 #tlot #tcot #TeaParty

Limbaugh Dodged Vietnam Draft Due to Anal Cyst

http://rushtruth.net/rush_limbaugh_dodged_vietnam_draft_due_to_cyst.php

Rush Limbaugh has been outspoken about calling others , including Bill Clinton, "draft dodgers." At the same time Limbaugh has denied that he himself dodged the draft because of a pilonidal cyst--essentially a giant pimple in one's butt crack. The following comes from an exchange Limbaugh had with a caller named Greg in December, 2002:

Greg: Rush you never mentioned how. you dodged the Vietnam draft.

LIMBAUGH: I didn’t

GREG: Yes, you did. You claimed you had a boil on your butt—

[Limbaugh mutes Greg]

LIMBAUGH: No, you see, that is, that’s part of popular mythology that is out there that I have not whined nor compla...

  • 1266 days ago via site
  • 58

#union #iww #occupy #ows #p2 #p21 #tlot #tcot #TeaParty

With only a few exceptions, the members of both major parties share a religious zeal for neo-liberal economics, but the Democrats believe they can ameliorate the social consequences with a safety net.

It is precisely this way, precisely because American consumers share that religious zeal, and we have representative government.

Get out your foam fingers... Made in China, of course...

  • 1266 days ago via site
  • 39

#union #iww #occupy #ows #p2 #p21 #tlot #tcot #TeaParty

PSU students find lack of public restrooms in Portland for homeless population, city residents

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2013/04/psu_students_find_lack_of_publ.html

A group of Portland State University urban studies students is trying to revive conversation about the lack of public restrooms citywide, which disproportionately hurts homeless people.

Students spent last term researching the issue and working with Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human, the Old Town-based advocacy group known as PHLUSH. They found that while the homeless population most consistently feels the lack of public facilities, just about everyone -- bikers, joggers, tourists, park-goers, residents who visit other parts of the city, elderly and pregnant people -- suf...

  • 1266 days ago via site
  • 38

#union #iww #occupy #ows #p2 #p21 #tlot #tcot #TeaParty

[VIDEO] PBS Independent Lens The House I Live In Takes a Hard Look at The War on Drugs

http://video.pbs.org/video/2328265954/

Watch The House I Live In - April 8 at 10pm (check local listings)

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-01-080413.html

Imagine this business-friendly city's business center, Central District, paralyzed for days and possibly weeks on end by 10,000 protestors blocking traffic and demanding their democratic rights.

Such a nightmare scenario was too frightening and painful for any Hong Kong or central government official to envisage - until now, that is - and it is no longer a question for those who like to indulge in speculation and fantasy. It is an actual blueprint, dubbed "Occupy Central'', that has been drawn up by a University of Hong Kong academic and is attracting an increasing number of followers. It comes complete with a 12-...

  • 1266 days ago via site
  • 37

#union #iww #occupy #ows #p2 #p21 #tlot #tcot #TeaParty

'Occupy' Hong Kong plan a nightmare for Beijing

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-01-080413.html

Imagine this business-friendly city's business center, Central District, paralyzed for days and possibly weeks on end by 10,000 protestors blocking traffic and demanding their democratic rights.

Such a nightmare scenario was too frightening and painful for any Hong Kong or central government official to envisage - until now, that is - and it is no longer a question for those who like to indulge in speculation and fantasy. It is an actual blueprint, dubbed "Occupy Central'', that has been drawn up by a University of Hong Kong academic and is attracting an increasing number of followers. It comes complete with a 12-...

  • 1266 days ago via site
  • 49

#union #iww #occupy #ows #p2 #p21 #tlot #tcot #TeaParty

The Cost of European Austerity Measures: 10 Million Newly Jobless

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Economy/The-Cost-of-European-Austerity-Measures-10-Million-Newly-Jobless

U.S. lawmakers and policymakers who are pushing extreme austerity measures and spending cuts over job-creating investments as the magic path to economic stability should take a long hard look at what’s happened to the nations of the European Union (EU) that have imposed strict fiscal austerity policies. Unemployment has soared, according to a new report on the EU labor market from the International Labor Organization (ILO)...

Related: http://money.cnn.com/2012/11/08/news/economy/greece-unemployment/index.html

  • 1266 days ago via site
  • 40

#union #iww #occupy #ows #p2 #p21 #tlot #tcot #TeaParty

Budget Hearings: Make Your Voice Heard

http://wisaflcio.typepad.com/wisconsin-state-afl-cio-blog/2013/04/budget-hearings-make-your-voice-heard.html

We wanted to make sure that you had the most up-to-date version of our 2013-2015 Biennial Budget Analysis Document. Included in this budget breakdown are specific ways Gov. Walker’s budget proposals hurt middle class families. Also included are 7 surprising budget provisions.

Click here to get the latest budget breakdown.

The Joint Finance Committee will hold four public budget hearings for citizens to provide testimony on the budget. It is critical that working families attend these hearings to make our voices heard.

Joint Finance Hearing Schedule:

• Greendale, Thursday, April 4, 10:00am to 6:00pm at Greendale H...

  • 1266 days ago via site
  • 37

#union #iww #occupy #ows #p2 #p21 #tlot #tcot #TeaParty

2013-2015 Biennial Budget Analysis

http://wisaflcio.org/index.cfm?action=article&articleID=9d08b7bb-74ee-4a87-a271-3b7b0fd01d7a

We wanted to make sure that you had the most up-to-date version of our 2013-2015 Biennial Budget Analysis Document. Included in this budget breakdown are specific ways Gov. Walker’s budget proposals hurt middle class families. Also included are 7 surprising budget provisions.

Click here to get the latest budget breakdown.

The Joint Finance Committee will hold four public budget hearings for citizens to provide testimony on the budget. It is critical that working families attend these hearings to make our voices heard.

Joint Finance Hearing Schedule:

Greendale, Thursday, April 4, 10:00am to 6:00pm at Greendale High School Audito...

  • 1266 days ago via site
  • 39

#union #iww #occupy #ows #p2 #p21 #tlot #tcot #TeaParty

Shanique Myrie seeks US$500,000 in damages

http://go-jamaica.com/news/read_article.php?id=43955

Jamaican Shanique Myrie has asked the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to pay her almost Barbadian $1 million (US$500,000) in punitive damages for the treatment she received on her first-ever trip to Barbados three years ago.

Myrie's attorney, Michelle Brown, revealed before the CCJ today that the money should be paid as moral and punitive damages for what her client went through after she arrived at the Grantley Adams International Airport on March 14, 2011.

In addition, the lawyers representing the 25-year-old woman want the CCJ to award costs and special damages.

Brown also urged the court to come up with guideline...

  • 1266 days ago via site
  • 31

#union #iww #occupy #ows #p2 #p21 #tlot #tcot #TeaParty

Justices grill Shanique Myrie’s lead attorney

http://www.barbadostoday.bb/2013/04/08/justices-grill-shanique-myries-lead-attorney/

in Port of Spain

The lead attorney for Jamaican Shanique Myrie was subjected to intense questioning as she delivered her final submission before a hushed and packed Caribbean Court of Justice at its headquarters in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago this morning.

As Michelle Brown sought to rest her case essentially on a 2007 CARICOM Heads of Government Conference which agreed that all Caribbean nationals were entitled to an automatic stay in a member state, the seven member panel of judges expressed concern about — what this really meant.

One judge told Brown that it did not make sense that a person could simply ente...

  • 1266 days ago via site
  • 28

#union #iww #occupy #ows #p2 #p21 #tlot #tcot #TeaParty

Priceless...

  • 1266 days ago via site
  • 40

#union #iww #occupy #ows #p2 #p21 #tlot #tcot #TeaParty

Aaahhh... Good times...

  • 1266 days ago via site
  • 36

#union #iww #occupy #ows #p2 #p21 #tlot #tcot #TeaParty

Adieu...

  • 1266 days ago via site
  • 21

#union #iww #occupy #ows #p2 #p21 #tlot #tcot #TeaParty

Poll: 3 in 8 Americans Believe Global Warming A Hoax
http://www.wunderground.com/news/global-warming-poll-believe-hoax-20130403?src=fb

  • 1266 days ago via site
  • 25

#union #iww #occupy #ows #p2 #p21 #tlot #tcot #TeaParty

Adios...

  • 1266 days ago via site
  • 24