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PA TEACHER TO UNIONS: DON’T USE MY NAME AND MY DUES TO SUPPORT TOM WOLF

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This is by Jana Benscoter @WatchDog.org.

I am shocked at a union lying and exploiting their members and wasting dues money promoting lies.

What next a president saying screw the Constitution and making laws via executive actions/orders?

Oh snap that is already happening.

 

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Unions funded a no-holds-barred campaign, pouring millions and outspending other special interest groups, in the Pennsylvania race for governor. But, did they go too far?

One Williamsport teacher says yes. Mary Trometter, who has been part of Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) for more than 20 years, said her name-and her union dues-were misused in a misleading political mailer. The mailer claimed that Trometter wrote to her fellow cohort that Republican Gov. Tom Corbett was “a disaster for Pennsylvania students, parents and educators.”

“It’s nearly inconceivable (that) any educator would support Corbett for re-election,” states the letter, which was addressed to Trometter’s husband, who received it less than a week from Election Day. The only problem is that Trometter wasn’t supporting Tom Wolf. The letter concludes, “Please join Mary in voting for Tom Wolf for Governor on November 4th.”

The letter was signed by PSEA President Michael J. Crossey and National Education Association (NEA) President Lily Eskelsen Garcia. In response, Trometter filed chargesagainst the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board to stop PSEA and NEA leaders from “victimizing” their members. She alleges the unions did it for their own “personal gain.” She’s requesting clarification of a “state law that limits how union dues can be spent in politics,” according to the Fairness Center.

“The PSEA is exploiting my name and membership for their political causes,” Trometter said about this letter sent to her husband.

Section 1701 of Pennsylvania’s Public Employee Relations Act states:

“No employe organization shall make any contribution out of the funds of the employe organization either directly or indirectly to any political party or organization or in support of any political candidate for public office.”

According to the Pittsburgh-Tribune:

Unions may legally spend dues “to communicate with members and their immediate family” about a candidate their boards recommend, Pennsylvania State Education Association spokesman Wythe Keever said.

Keever said this particular type of communication wouldn’t happen again.

It was the first time the union had attempted to personalize such letters, and Trometter wasn’t the only PSEA member who was upset.

Keever said the union has apologized to about 30 members who complained about the personalized mailers, which were sent to at least 20,000 households.

“We’d never done a mailing of this type before, and we won’t be doing it again,” he said.

General Counsel for the Fairness Center David Osborne has a different perspective.

“Pennsylvania law expressly prohibits using union members’ dues money to support a candidate,” Osborne said in a statement regarding Trometter’s legal action.

“The letter sent to Mary Trometter’s husband is contrary to a valid state law,” Osborne remarked. “For years, PSEA leaders have ignored this and other portions of the law it doesn’t like. This letter, as well as other PSEA publications, including their magazine calledThe Voice which dedicated its most recent issue to urging members to vote for Tom Wolf, simply demonstrate their disregard for the law.”

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Michael Brown’s Father Just Sent this Message to Ferguson and the Nation

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This is from Patriots and Politics.

 

 

Michael Brown, Sr., just issued this statement, asking everyone involved to respond peacefully to the decision of the Grand Jury considering the shooting death of his teenage son.

Hello, my name is Michael Brown, Sr. My family and I are hurting; our whole region is hurting.

I thank you for lifting your voices to end racial profiling and police intimidation. But hurting others and destroying property is not the answer.

No matter what the Grand Jury decides, I do not want my son’s death to be in vain. I want it to lead to incredible change; positive change. Change that makes the St. Louis region better for everyone.

We live here together. This is our home. We’re stronger united. Continue to lift your voices with us and let’s work together to heal to create lasting change for all people, regardless of race.

The Grand Jury is meeting for what’s reported to be the last time Friday, and the decision on whether there’s any criminality on the part of Officer Darren Wilson will be included in the report.

The Grand Jury is expected to meet for the last time today before issuing its findings. Supporters of the Brown family are hoping Officer Darren Wilson will be indicted in Michael, Jr.’s death. Political activists on the left have called for “Direct Action” if the Grand Jury fails to indict. Local St. Louis area KKK groups have also threatened violence in retaliation against protestors.

The elder Brown believes his son was killed without provocation. In arecent interview with MSNBC, he talked about this, and about the pain he is living with:

An arrest for me would be justice.

To be honest, it’s a whole lot on my back now. It’s a situation where I’m not going to never heal in the inside. I can get by maybe day by day. People probably look and see me, probably think that I’m doing OK and I’m really not.

It’s just something I have to work on, just stay prayed up and be positive to people around the world and other folks, the people that need me to be strong with them, because we have a lot of support and I have to be strong for other people, too.

I get my strength from a higher power. It’s hard to explain because I actually don’t even know how I’m moving around, but He does. It’s pretty hard. It’s just hard, it’s hard, it’s hard.

Despite his own belief about what happened to his son, a grieving father has called for restraint. For that, he deserves great respect.

Colt Dodges Default by Making $70 Million Deal

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This is from OutDoorHub.

Will this new loan just postpone Colt’s death or rescue them?

 

Colt Defense LLC has narrowly avoided defaulting on its loan payments after securing a $70 million loan with a Morgan Stanley affiliate. The new senior secured term loan will allow the gun maker to make $10.9 million in loan payments, which was due on Monday but the company had a grace period until December 15 to pay out. In a press release, Colt stated that it believes the new loan “will provide it with the time and flexibility necessary to support its medium and long term objectives.”

Colt indicated that it was at risk of defaulting earlier this month, which could have had severe consequences for one of the world’s oldest and most well-known gun makers. The agreement with Morgan Stanley breathed new life into the company’s coffers, raising bond prices back to 55 cents as of Tuesday. The $70 million loan also means that Colt will be able to satisfy its $48.1 million term loan agreement by the end of the year. If the company did default on its loan payments, creditors could demand immediate payment, causing the gun maker to liquidate its assets and file for bankruptcy. According to the Wall Street Journal, credit-rating company Standard & Poor’s estimated that bondholders would have recovered only about 10 percent of the debt in that scenario.

Colt is still expected to report a 50 to 60 percent decline in operating income for the last quarter compared to the same time period in 2013. The company is also expecting an operating loss for the first nine months of 2014 as well, and bond prices were as low as 35 cents last week. This is believed to be caused by a low demand for civilian market products as well as delays in sales to the US government. Nonetheless, the gun maker reassures customers that the Colt brand still stands “for quality, reliability, accuracy and the assurance of customer satisfaction.”

Colt is based in West Hartford, Connecticut and maintains a facility in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada that supplies the Canadian government with C7 rifles and C8 carbines.

See How Massive the American Presidential Limo, Cadillac 1, Really Is

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The doors must be really heavy.

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Marine fined for having Marine bumper sticker

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This is from The Black Sphere.

This is disgraceful treatment of this disabled veteran.

I would personally like to kick the crap out of the guy from the homeowners association.

no marines

Our country is full of military-hating, anti-American, Progressive, Liberal, Democrat a-holes!

One of those a-holes decided he didn’t like Marine stickers, and fined the Marine who had them on his truck.

Read more at http://theblacksphere.net/2014/11/marine-fined-bumper-sticker/

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think the penalty for Liberal nonsense should have been for that Marine to kick the crap out of the guy, and then go kick the crap out of everybody who has an Obama-Biden sticker on their vehicles.

But that’s just me!
Read more at http://theblacksphere.net/2014/11/marine-fined-bumper-sticker/

Report: Two New Black Panther Members Arrested with Explosives Near Ferguson

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This is from Breitbart.com.

Will Holder order, the charges to be dropped against these thugs?

After all Holder said he would not prosecute his people.

 
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The FBI arrested two alleged New Black Panther members on Thursday on outstanding warrants, they’re “accused of purchasing explosives they apparently planned to use during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, a law enforcement source told CBS News.”

It’s believed they planned to use the explosives in pipe bombs. The men are said to be from the St. Louis area and were arrested as part of an FBI undercover operation.

The suspects, whose names were not released, were arraigned in federal court on Friday.

The FBI said Friday it has deployed about 100 agents to the St. Louis area ahead of the decision, in case demonstrators take to the streets as they did after Brown’s death.

Will the 30,000 Lois Lerner Emails found show complicity in Obama’s Terrorist-tied Foundation?

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This is from Freedom OutPost.

How much will these emails be redacted will they be lost again?

Hopefully something will happen with the new Congress.

 

See how all these scandals work together to keep people from being able to focus on one and bring it to resolve? Just one day after Barack Obama announced his unlawful and illegal executive actions regarding illegal aliens and on the same day that House Republicans filed their lawsuit against the Obama administration for abuses of executive authority concerning his unconstitutional health care law (instead of impeaching him), the Treasury Department’s inspector general told Congress that as many as 30,000 of Lois Lerner’s emails have been found. The question many are not asking is whether or not they might expose Lerner’s complicity in providing tax-exempt status for Barack Obama’s Foundation with ties to Islamic terror organizations.

The Washington Examiner reports:

The U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) informed congressional staffers from several committees on Friday that the emails were found among hundreds of “disaster recovery tapes” that were used to back up the IRS email system.

“They just said it took them several weeks and some forensic effort to get these emails off these tapes,” a congressional aide told the Washington Examiner.

The IRS, in a statement provided to the Examiner, said the agency and IRS Commissioner John Koskinen is fully cooperating with the investigation.

“As Commissioner Koskinen has stated, the IRS welcomes TIGTA’s independent review and expert forensic analysis.” The IRS statement said. “Commissioner Koskinen has said for some time he would be pleased if additional Lois Lerner emails from this time frame could be found.”

Committees in the House and Senate are seeking the emails, which they believe could show Lerner was working in concert with Obama administration officials to target conservative and Tea Party groups seeking tax-exempt status before the 2012 presidential election.

The emails allegedly span the time from 2009 to 2011, during which Lois Lerner was the head of the IRS’s exempt-organization’s division.

House Oversight Committee Darrel Issa (R-CA) said that the emails might take weeks before they are pulled, redacted and the ready to present to Congress.

“Though it is unclear whether TIGTA has found all of the missing Lois Lerner emails, there may be significant information in this discovery,” he said. “The Oversight Committee will be looking for information about her mindset and who she was communicating with outside the IRS during a critical period of time when the IRS was targeting conservative groups.”

He went on to blast the IRS for its lack of cooperation, which is now apparent more than ever. “This discovery also underscores the lack of cooperation Congress has received from the IRS,” Issa said. “The agency first failed to disclose the loss to Congress and then tried to declare Lerner’s emails gone and lost forever. Once again it appears the IRS hasn’t been straight with Congress and the American people.”

Additionally, the Senate Finance Committee, which has been conducting an investigation into the IRS’ treatment of conservative groups and it expects to wrap up in early 2015, will also be looking at the information, according to aides.

If you recall, the IRS claimed that her emails were irretrievable due to a hard drive crash, even though the IRS used an outside organization to backup all their emails during the time in question.

However, several reports came out in which the Department of Justice admitted that the alleged “missing” emails existed and that Lois Lerner printed out many of the infamous emails.

While the targeting of conservatives is one of the main issues that has been pointed out by both liberal and conservative outlets, there is also another potential threat in her emails.

Lerner was the one who helped, approved and signed off tax exempt status for one of Barack Hussein Obama’s foundations, which has known Islamic terrorist ties for Barack Obama’s brother Malik, who is financially tied to the Muslim Brotherhood. Even the left leaning Washington Post had to admit this.

Ben Barrack notes:

It is clear that the IRS suddenly went into hyperactive mode with respect to dotting “i’s” and crossing “t’s” almost immediately after NLPC’s complaint. Malik’s tax exempt status was fast tracked and illegally backdated.

On June 26, 2011 Malik’s Barack H. Obama Foundation (BHOF) was awarded tax exempt status; Lerner’s signature is at the bottom of the approval letter.

Possibly an indication of just how covert the approval process needed to be is the fact that June 26, 2011 was ON A SUNDAY!

So far, despite House Ways and Means Committee member Mike Kelly (R-PA) admitting last year that the explosive charges against Lerner and the President’s brother are “spot on,” neither Kelly’s committee nor the House Oversight Committee has pursued this damning trail of evidence.

Ms. Lerner didn’t appreciate Jason Mattera questioning her about her targeting of American conservative groups applying for tax exempt status. I wonder how she would feel about being confronted over granting tax exempt status to the chief executive’s foundation which supports Islamic jihad in the world?

Is not aiding and abetting the known enemies of America just as bad, if not worse, than targeting US citizens by using the unconstitutional IRS? I think so.
Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/11/30000-lois-lerner-emails-obamas-terror-tied-foundation/#XmtQkPYbEL18xyCb.99

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