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100,000 March in Madison

Posted on Mar 13, 2011
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Protesters crowd the grounds outside the state Capitol in Madison.

Upwards of 100,000 people turned out at a protest in the Wisconsin capital after Republican lawmakers and the Republican governor pushed through a new anti-union law eliminating most collective-bargaining rights for public employees. —JCL


The demonstration, capping three weeks of public protests, came a day after Republican Governor Scott Walker signed into law a bill to eliminate most bargaining rights for many state government workers.

The state Legislature passed the measure this week after Republicans in the state Senate bypassed a Democratic boycott of the chamber.

The battle in Wisconsin has ignited a national struggle over efforts by several budget-strapped state governments to rein in union power.

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By Go Right Young Man, March 18, 2011 at 10:16 am Link to this comment

Mr. Henry

A couple of weeks ago I shared with you some information regarding Libya that most people were not aware of. I shared with you how there were Libyan nationals meeting at the State Department. You believed that information was “delusional”.


By Joshua Hersh Thursday, March 17, 2011

“Last week, excommunicated members of Libya’s embassy to the United States set up shop in an office inside the State Department.


I also shared with you how Libyans were wondering where the United States stood on their quest for freedom from a tyrant.  You, again, believed I was “delusional”.

Well, according to MSNBC, CBS, CNN, The New York Times and Al Jezeera the overwhelming question amongst Libyan rebels, along with the general population, is Where Is The Help? Where Are The Americans?

No one, not a single news agency, is reporting the Libyan people holding the foreboding fear of Americans you feel and write about.


Having lived in the Middle East for many years, having worked professionally on Middle Eastern issues for twenty-five years, having personal relationships with dozens of Arab liberals, living both in and outside the United States, I am certain I know a great deal more than you do about Arab culture of attitudes. Particularly how the Arab world think on the United States.

You make a mistake in so easily dismissing what I’ve shared with you.

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By Go Right Young Man, March 17, 2011 at 8:18 am Link to this comment


I’ve read it all before and am far from convinced. This document, which many believe has “teeth” is, in fact, unverified.  It is, I grant you, a fantastic claim. Yet still it remains unverified. There must be some independent substantiation before we can give it weight.

I can show you the teeth in over a dozen U.N. resolutions, numerous U.N. weapons inspector reports, and intelligence reports from over 50 nations all pointing to Iraq’s WMD stockpiles and programs. - I say; in the face of overwhelming evidence, documentation and eyewitness accounts most everyone was wrong.


I’ve been an investigator for nearly 25 years. My adult life has been spent gathering facts and evidence. Separating substantiation from supposition. As of today I have seen no credible evidence that Israel was involved in, or knew how to prevent, the attacks on Sept. 11.

If you have anything else to present I would be interested to look at it.

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By PatrickHenry, March 16, 2011 at 9:04 pm Link to this comment


Where’s your backup?

Here’s a warning which had ‘teeth’.

It wasn’t with Fox news so they didn’t attempt to take it off their servers as with the 4 part series on Israeli Spying and Ron Paul’s video which was my original point.

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By Go Right Young Man, March 16, 2011 at 8:52 pm Link to this comment

France Knew Of Hijack Plot Before 9/11 - CBS News
Apr 16, 2007 ... Officials Confirm French Spy Service Warned CIA Of Al Qaeda Plot In Early 2001.

China knew about 9/11 in 1999.
Mar 22, 2010 ... Discussion about China knew about 9/11 in 1999.

Egyptians Knew of Planned 9-11 Attacks ... 9-11 attacks may have been the subject of street gossip in Cairo, Egypt in August 2001. ...

Blank____ “Knew of Sept. 2001 plans….ad nauseum..

Wake up, Mr Henry.

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By PatrickHenry, March 16, 2011 at 7:58 pm Link to this comment


The context and subject of the interview was “This tea tastes funny”  and that movement has been co=opted by Republicans like Palin. 

Anyone posting is able to see it, I dont agree with your view considering what the title says.

Not unlike the fictional 9/11 Israeli spy reports you’ve created”

I didn’t create them, FOX news reported them to the world right after 9/11, I wonder why they didn’t make the 9/11 commission and where not followed up on by the government.

You simply make a false statement and attempt to confuse it by talking out both side of your mouth without really saying anything.  Not interesting, fairly common.

P.S. You don’t believe anything coming from Fox News.

Mindreader…..even a broken clock is right twice a day.

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By Go Right Young Man, March 16, 2011 at 7:23 pm Link to this comment


Mr. Paul never once chides the Tea Party in that interview. He could not have been more clear. He was speaking, very specifically, of those who would attempt to infiltrate or co-opt the Tea Party movement. That was the context and the very subject of the interview.

The views Ron Paul took umbrage with, he argues, is not what the Tea Party is at it’s core. Again. Ron Paul argued that outside influences were the antithesis of the actual Tea movement. - You have very effectively, and completely, altered the context of the entire interview. - I’ll be polite and only reiterate how you’re an interesting sort.


Tell me; who has not been aware of Israeli, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Turkish, Russian, Egyptian, etc., spying on the United States? Is that not a daily and a given all over the globe?

Tell me: which government on earth was not investigating numerous “Arab Extremists” all over the globe after 1993, leading up and including, inside the United States on Sept. 2001? Would you be able to highlight one?

“How could ‘they’ not have known?”, said one intelligence source. - FOX News.

Let us, at the very least, begin with the facts. There exists no report, that you yourself are aware of, that indicates or implicates any of the above mentioned intelligence agencies, including the Israelis, having had prior knowledge of the time, date, flights, individuals and details of the Sept. 11 attacks. - Yes or no. Is this not correct?

P.S. You don’t believe anything coming from Fox News.

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By PatrickHenry, March 16, 2011 at 5:21 pm Link to this comment


Oh, now you understand?  Watch the video and while Ron Paul thinks all Americans are ‘great’ he chides the tea party on many issues especially the war and military ones. 

Now to prove you wrong again, this is too easy.

Its a 4 part series Fox put out on Israeli spying so bring some popcorn.

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By knk18, March 16, 2011 at 11:01 am Link to this comment
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I am concerned that all the nonsense about Charlie Sheen and the devastation in Japan is going to open the door for more government swindling to be done while no one is looking.  Keeping the masses illiterate is a method of ruling in many countries - it appears that method is now being tried in the USA.

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By Go Right Young Man, March 16, 2011 at 9:51 am Link to this comment


Now I understand. You were writing about the Ron Paul interview with Judge Napolitano wherein Mr. Paul praised the Tea Party up and down and never did say that the Tea Party tastes funny.

As I wrote previously; you do so enjoy believing in things which nearly always prove to be untrue. - Not unlike the fictional 9/11 Israeli spy reports you’ve created.


You’re an interesting individual.

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By PatrickHenry, March 15, 2011 at 7:41 pm Link to this comment


I watched this great video a month or so ago.

I went back to bring it up and our guys at FOX retrieved it to be eventually buried like the 9/11 Israeli spy reports.

Go to the source.

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By Go Right Young Man, March 15, 2011 at 3:25 pm Link to this comment


You do so enjoy believing in things which nearly always prove to be untrue i.e., your imaginary Ron Paul quote.

Hypocrisy: the practice of professing standards, beliefs, etc., contrary to one’s real character or actual behavior

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By PatrickHenry, March 14, 2011 at 5:00 pm Link to this comment


I could care less about the tea party, most of them siezed upon Ron Paul’s campaign for liberty when he was cold shouldered by the media in the last General election. A true grass roots campaign which showed how much the media in this country is controlled, more than I had expected.

I support Ron Paul but Rand Paul is a zionist sellout.

I agree with Ron Pauls assessment that “this tea taste funny”.

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By knk18, March 14, 2011 at 3:48 pm Link to this comment
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I am finding it harder and harder to understand why no one is asking the Republicans what it is they think the federal, state and local governments should pay for.  If it is not education, infrastructure, etc. - then what is it?  They don’t want minimum wage to be increased so how are people to make enough money to live without public assistance?  If they don’t believe in pensions for public workers then why do congress members receive pensions?  I am baffled as to how they get people (especially the poor) to buy into their lies.  What can an average person with a brain to do to help fight the nonsense?

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By Hank from Nebraska, March 14, 2011 at 9:14 am Link to this comment

See Chris Hedges’ article on Truthdig today.  We have a long fight ahead, and liberals will not help us.  Workers of all kinds will have to unite in protest and action.  The heck with mainstream news; it belongs to the bosses.  Workers will have to make and spread their own news.
Thank you Truthdig.

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By Go Right Young Man, March 14, 2011 at 7:21 am Link to this comment

PatrickHenry, - “I hope they brought the pitchforks and torches.’ - ‘burn down the Governors mansion.”


That’s horrible.

Did we see you condemn the Tea Party in their collective anger last year?

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By Atlanta Roofing, March 14, 2011 at 3:28 am Link to this comment
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The wingnuts want cops, firefighte¬rs, teachers,
soldiers, etc. to go out and get good educations¬,
pay premium prices for that education, saddle
themselves with tons of debt, and then go to work
improving and protecting society for minimal pay. If
they ask for more, they are vilified. If they suggest
that they uber-wealt¬hy contribute a bit more, they
are called traitors and parasites. This isn’t
hyperbole, this is a fact. Right now, in Wisconsin,
many of these public workers are under attack by fat
cats and trust fund babies who are working to
completely undermine state workers.

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By Dale Headley, March 14, 2011 at 3:04 am Link to this comment
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Their dreams are coming true.  Since 1932, Republicans have been dreaming of
the day when the rich would take back the country from the working class and
destroy the meddlesome middle class.  When that objective has been achieved,
they believe, they will be free to rape the country of all its resources without any
annoying obstructions from ordinary people.  What they just don’t seem to get is
that when the lower and middle classes collapse the overlords will have no
thrones left upon which to survey their fiefdoms.  Our present economy is identical
to Aesop’s stack of turtles.  Eventually, the bottom turtle…

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By PatrickHenry, March 13, 2011 at 8:38 pm Link to this comment

I hope they brought the pitchforks and torches.

Until they burn down the Governors mansion they won’t be taken seriously.

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By Robespierre115, March 13, 2011 at 7:52 pm Link to this comment

The ruling oligarchy knows the following:

- It’s easy to get people out on weekends.

- The union bosses’ plans are pretty tame, “let’s all vote Democrat in 2012,” which doesn’t bother the big capitalists at all because the Democrats are also in their pockets.

- The American populace is still not willing to let their HD TVs burn in an uprising.

- Obama is not going to save the Wisconsin workers, he himself loves the idea of privatizing even schools.

- The media is too busy covering Charlie Sheen and now the Japan earthquake.

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