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Watchdog - Union takes mandatory dues, calls Walmart owners robbers  


Union takes mandatory dues, calls Walmart owners robbers


Accusing Walmart’s owners of “robbing America,” a labor union fueled by workers’ mandatory dues led protests recently demanding full-time hours and $15 hourly wages for the mega-retailer’s employees.

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 After wasting tax dollars, officials at CDC, NIH claim budget cuts hurt Ebola preparedness


Here’s a lesson about how government works: Public officials think they should always have a larger pot of taxpayer money, no matter how badly they have misspent, misprioritized and misused the taxpayer money they already have.


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More ‘Walker is Hitler’ rhetoric appears from the left

“WALKERS MOTTO DIVIDE & CONQUER SO WAS HITLERS,” proclaims the grammatically challenged, hand-written sign pinned to posts just off of Mariner Road near Wisconsin Highway 83 in Hartland.

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ALG's Daily Grind - Walmart, Big Labor and the NLRB: Time for a change 


Jan. 21, 2014

Walmart, Big Labor and the NLRB: Time for a change
NLRB to investigate the nation's leading retailer's treatment of about 60 employees who participated in Black Friday "strikes" against the retailer.

Maybe the rent is too damn high
Which is a bigger problem for the poor: Low incomes or the high cost of living?

Dorfman: Free markets unquestionably help the poor
"If a country wants to get richer, policies that enhance economic freedom are good ones to follow."


ALG's Daily Grind - Obama expands war on political speech 


Dec. 2, 2013

Obama expands war on political speech
New IRS rule targeting 501(c)4 organizations: Limitations will be imposed not simply on advocacy for or against a candidate for public office, but on any communication that even mentions a public official who happens to be a candidate, even if the communication occurred years ago.

The case against progress
For those who see human existence as a long march of progress it might be unsettling to think that some of our biggest achievements do not improve who we are as people.

Black Friday: Lessons from Walmart
The ultimate lesson from Walmart is that people want jobs, not handouts, despite what union bosses might have you believe.

Fund: Background checks as the new racism
"Senator John Cornyn (R., Texas) grilled Kathleen Sebelius, the Health and Human Services secretary, about why the 45,000 'navigators' who assist people in signing up for Obamacare aren't required to undergo a criminal-background check, even though they handle sensitive personal information."


CEI Today: Obamacare in court, protestors at Walmart, and the global warming bomb 

Monday, December 2, 2013
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Lawsuit Challenges Constitutionality of Obamacare

A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare is before a federal court on Tuesday. A group of small business owners and individuals in six states is suing the federal government over an IRS regulation imposed under the Affordable Care Act, which will force them to pay exorbitant fines, cut back employees’ hours, or severely burden their businesses. The Federal District Court in Washington, DC will hear arguments on the case tomorrow; the plaintiffs’ case will be argued by Mike Carvin. > Read more


> Interview Sam Kazman

> See also: USA Today story


Human Events: At Thanksgiving, big grocery & big labor attack competitor Wal-Mart

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who will visit a Wal-Mart on the biggest shopping weekend of the year, don’t be surprised if you encounter protestors agitating for “workers’ rights.”

The protestors are the Baptists in a Baptists-and-Bootleggers arrangement assembled by an outfit, Saint Consulting, where the goal, according to one company executive, “is always to kill Wal-Mart.”

And the reason the goal remains the same is because the bootlegger is not the labor movement but Wal-Mart’s competitors, who are spending millions of dollars to use these activists to throw sand into Wal-Mart’s corporate gears.
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> Interview Aloysius Hogan


GLOBAL WARMING & THE BOMB - MARLO LEWIS Skeptical Science’s Hiroshima Bomb Bombast


SkepticalScience.Com this week unveiled a downloadable app that supposedly shows how fast heat is building up in the Earth’s climate system due to anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. The metric chosen is Hiroshima bombs. The Earth, according to SkS’s app, is warming at the rate of four Hiroshima bombs per second or 400,000 Hiroshima bombs per day.

I don’t know about you, but it sounds to me like someone is trying to tell us global warming could be the end of life as we know it.  > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis





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D.C. area has exploded since Kennedy Era

As the federal government expanded its footprint beyond the District’s borders, it’s brought a bonanza to surrounding areas. It’s not just federal agencies. It’s also government contractors, lobbyists, trade associations... > Read more


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SEIA Applauds Walmart for Expanding Clean Energy Initiatives

WASHINGTON, DC - Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), released the following statement today after an announcement by Walmart that it is dramatically increasing its use of renewable energy:

“We applaud Walmart’s decision to ramp up construction of new clean energy projects nationwide, including an expanded use of solar.  The company’s decision to increase its clean energy projects by six-fold puts Walmart on a clear path to become 100 percent supplied by renewable energy by 2020.  This ‘lead-by-example’ approach will not only benefit the company’s 2 million associates and 150 million shoppers, but it will also significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, help the U.S. economy and stimulate American innovation.  It’s a win-win for everyone, and Walmart should be commended for its leadership.”

Additional Resource:
- Solar Means Business: Top 20 Corporate Solar Users in the U.S. in 2012: