The back-and-forth between China, Japan, and the U.S. over disputed islands in the East China Sea this week continued ratcheting up, exposing policies that could prevent any diplomatic solution.
China’s new map:
Less than a week after Thanksgiving in the U.S. last year, China released its new “nine dash map” passport that made clear its South and East China Sea ambitions. Brushing off controversy at the time, China outraged many neighboring nations, [...]
Nearly 4,400 people statewide were arrested on suspicion of DUI between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve by officers participating in regional saturation enforcements, according to the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
Officers arrested 4,371 people between Nov. 24 and Jan. 1, including 1,098 people on suspicion of extreme DUI, 450 on suspicion of aggravated DUI, and 934 DUI drug arrests, according to GOHS. Of the 81,934 total people stopped, there [...]
Instead of paying a decent wage so that their employees can eat and support their families,this hospital has asked their employees to donate canned good donations for the lower paid staff.Tell me this aint fucked up.Read this…you’ll be amazed
Employees of UPMC can no longer say that their employer hasn’t been listening to their concerns and addressing their needs.
Since non-medical employees began seeking unionization earlier this year from SEIU, they have been telling [...]
Missouri state Rep. Jeff Roorda, D-Barnhart, wants to stop Black Friday’s blitz on Thanksgiving, so he has proposed legislation that would bar most retail stores from opening on the holiday.
“Thanksgiving should be about families, not profit and greed. It’s Thanksgiving Day, not Black Friday Eve,” Roorda said in a news release.
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December 1, 2012
Alex Jones analyzes a JP Morgan Chase ad that was in heavy rotation over the Thanksgiving holiday that is meant to sell the idea that the mega-bank is the backbone of America, when it reality, it is part of an enormous fraud. Bankster dictators are already bragging about how they have conquered America, now they are taking credit for its very foundational essence.
Former President George H.W. Bush remains in a Houston hospital, where he has been for seven days as doctors battle a lingering cough that has drawn concern, officials said Thursday.
Bush, 88, has bronchitis, but his condition is not considered life threatening, said his chief of staff, Jean Becker.
“President Bush is in the hospital,” Becker said. “We have kept this quiet out of respect for him.”
Bush has been in and out of Methodist Hospital for [...]
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Who says thatit costs an arm and a leg to attend an NFL game?
Well, it usually does, but that’s not the case for this weekend’s game at MetLife Stadium.
Gang Green, coming off an embarrassing defeat to the Patriots on Thanksgiving night, is hosting the lowly Cardinals on Sunday in their second-to-last home game of the season, barring an improbable run to the playoffs.
How much will it cost you, the fan, to attend [...]
The U.S. Treasury increased the net debt of the United States $24,327,048,384.38 on the day after Thanksgiving, which equals approximately $211.69 for each of the nation’s 114,916,000 households.
At the close of business last Wednesday, according to the Treasury, the national debt was $16,283,161,895,179.85. On Thanksgiving, the Treasury took the day off and did no borrowing. But on Friday, the Treasury increased the debt of the United States to $16,307,488,943,564.23. That was [...]
CNN reports that practically all Americans went shopping over “Black Friday” weekend.
“A record 247 million shoppers visited stores and websites in the post-Thanksgiving Black Friday weekend this year, up 9% from 226 million last year, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation released Sunday,” the CNN reports reads. The headline reads: “247 million shoppers visited stores and websites Black Friday weekend.”
This would seem to mean, according to these statistics, that basically [...]
All over America there are millions of people that will be missing meals and going hungry this holiday season. Even as much of the country indulges in the yearly ritual of unbridled consumerism that we refer to as “the holiday season”, more families in the United States than ever before will be dealing with not having enough food to eat. Food stamp use is at an all-time high. Demand at food [...]
November 26, 2012
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and European officials seized 132 websites on Monday for allegedly selling counterfeit merchandise in a coordinated crackdown timed to coincide with the holiday shopping season.
It is the third straight year that the government has seized websites on “Cyber Monday” — the marketing term for the Monday after Thanksgiving, when many online retailers offer steep discounts and promotions.
ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations unit [...]
ShopperTrak, which measures and analyzes foot traffic at more than 50,000 retail locations nationwide, says Black Friday store visits climbed 3.5% from last year to more than 307.67 million.
But Black Friday retail sales fell 1.8% to $11.2 billion, the firm said.
“While foot traffic did increase on Friday, those Thursday deals attracted some of the spending that’s usually meant for Friday,” said Bill Martin, ShopperTrak’s founder, in a statement.
ShopperTrak said [...]
Waiting around for Black Friday data on retailers is a worthless guide to how the stock market will perform through the end of the year, says Mark Hulbert. In fact, there is some evidence that those reports could be counter-intuitive. Hulbert reviewed Black Friday data all the way back to the early 1980s and found an inverse inverse correlation with stock performance.
Waiting with bated breath to find out how [...]
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ)— An Annapolis woman is behind bars, charged with stabbing a relative during Thanksgiving dinner.
It happened Thursday at around 9:30 p.m. in the 1100- block Madison Street.
Police say 27-year-old Shenika Allsup stabbed her half brother, 23-year-old Deonte Wallace, in the neck with a serving fork after the two got into a heated argument at the table.
Heckler Ridicules Black Friday Shoppers
A heckler openly mocked shoppers at an Oceanside, California Best Buy as they waited for Black Friday deals. The man can be heard shouting ‘you zombies are the reason Thanksgiving and the holidays are being destroyed’ and other anti-Black Friday comments as shoppers filed in the store.
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If Americans will trample one another just to save a few dollars on a television, what will they do when society breaks down and the survival of their families is at stake? Once in a while an event comes along that gives us a peek into what life could be like when the thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted is stripped away. For example, when [...]
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - Three years ago, virtually no stores were open on Thanksgiving Day. This year, Walmart, Sears, Kmart, and Toys ‘R’ Us will open at 8 p.m. Target will open an hour later at 9 p.m.
Casey St. Clair, a California Target employee who created an online petition urging Target executives to reclaim Thanksgiving as a day off
“I felt like that was kind of crossing the line, breaching into the day that we [...]
Ready to fly out of Los Angeles today to get to your family before Thanksgiving? Not so fast. Los Angeles’ labor unions havedecided to protest on Thanksgiving Eve – one of the busiest travel days of the year – to snarl traffic around Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). President Obama’s favorite union, the Service Employees International Union, is spearheading the obnoxious effort; it’s supposed to last from 11 a.m to 4 [...]
FRAMINGHAM (CBS) – It’s one of the most highly anticipated deliveries of the year, the turkeys at Pearl Street Cupboard and Café in Framingham. But three days before Thanksgiving, the food pantry is coming up short of turkeys for everyone who walks through the door.
It’s the first time Criseida Hernandez has asked for one. “It’s a little hard because I’ve been able to get one myself without going any place to [...]
More Americans will use food stamps to buy their Thanksgiving dinner this year than ever before, according to a new reportfrom the nonprofit government watchdog group The Sunlight Foundation.
The Food Stamp Challenge, which challenges higher-income families to live as if they are on food stamps, estimates that a person on food stamps has a budget of about $1.25 per meal. In other words, a family on food stamps must buy an entire meal [...]
AFP - Former Beatle Paul McCartney, a long-time vegetarian, has joined a campaign by animal rights group PETA to encourage Americans to celebrate a turkey-free Thanksgiving this week.
The British rock legend, sporting a gray shirt with an “eat no turkey” design, is featured on the website of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
An “anti-Thanksgiving potluck” planned for Monday night is stirring controversy on the University of Virginia (UVA) campus.
The event, hosted by the American Indian Student Union (AISU), aims to “discuss Thanksgiving from a Native American perspective” over a potluck dinner.
The anti-Thanksgiving celebration will provide a “contrast…with the typical American view of Thanksgiving,” AISU president Katelyn Krause promised anNBC affiliate.
Krause declined an interview with Campus Reform.
Tis the season for D.C.’s elected officials to gin up some goodwill by attaching their names to Thanksgiving turkey giveaways.
LL counts at least five councilmembers hosting turkey giveaways this year, including Mayor-For-Life-turned-Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry, whose annual giveaways almost always generate news.
As in years past, Barry is declining to say who paid for the turkeys he’ll be giving away or whether those donors also have contracts with the city.
“Suppose they are,” says Barry, [...]
November 18, 2012
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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will face some push-back during the big Thanksgiving travel week, as part of the Alex-Jones-ordered “Opt Out and Film Week.”
From Nov. 19 through Nov. 26, Jones is encouraging travelers to refuse to go through the radiation-laden body scanners. They should also film the invasive body pat-down that will likely ensue if they decide to opt-out.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is extending the gas rationing system in New York City through the Thanksgiving holiday, which could make this historically difficult travel week more complicated than usual.
Bloomberg said that with 30 percent of stations still closed and a major travel week coming up, the extension would make sure there aren’t the long lines that brought about the system in the first place.
‘The odd-even license plate system has worked [...]
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Employees at Los Angeles International Airport were considering plans Friday to walk off the job ahead on what is traditionally the busiest traveling day of the year.
A coalition of Southland labor and community leaders are calling for the protest of alleged violations by LAX contractor Aviation Safeguards (AVSG) after breaking their contract with the airport earlier this year.
Andrew Gross-Gaitan, the director of the Southern California Airports Division of SEIU, [...]
WEST LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Retailers are concerned that bargain-hunting shoppers may be growing increasingly aggressive when it comes to the start of the Christmas shopping season.
KNX 1070?s John Brooks reports local stores are boosting security ahead of what could be a rowdy – and record-setting – Black Friday.
Analysts are predicting a 3.1 percent jump in sales from over a year ago when stores open the day after – or even as early [...]
Enough is enough already…
Another nor’easter will form and hover along the East coast during the week of Thanksgiving (Nov. 18 to 23).
How close to the coast the storm tracks will determine how unsettled the weather gets in the I-95 corridor to the Appalachians.
Major cities that could be within the storm’s reach include New York City, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington, D.C.
The early indications are the storm will not be as cold [...]