May 202012
 

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A sea of press for #NATO2012 up to 1,715 seats for press

Protesters in Chicago marching down Michigan Avenue yelling F**K Capitalism… as some check their text messages on expensive smart phones and as nearly all wear expensive, designer sneakers and hip clothing. Lots of white faces in this march. Lots.

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May 202012
 

Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb has lost his long battle with cancer at the age of 62, a statement from the singer’s family has confirmed.

“The family of Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gees, announce with great sadness that Robin passed away today following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery,” reads the statement. “The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time.”

More to come.

and then there is one…

These things come in three’s. First Donna, now Robin who will be the third singer?

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May 202012
 

Police warn protesters it’s time to leave 5:10 p.m.

Police and protesters clash at the end of the rally near McCormick Place

Protesters who wanted to escape the friction at Michigan and Cermak linked arms and pushed their way out of the crowd.

Many other protesters, including some in black, milled about in large groups and showed no interesting in leaving.

A rally organizer told protesters that they had a street permit, but it ended 20 minutes ago, and now it’s time to go.

~ Can you imagine the cost of this entire debacle because of anarchists?!

“The police are going to move us off the street. We’ve been telling you this would happen,” the organizer said to the crowd.

Police made announcements in both Spanish and English warning they might use water or sound or other anti-riot measures to disperse the crowd.

“You are hearby ordered to disperse. If you fail to comply you may be arrested or be subjected to other police action.”

Storm rolling toward downtown Chicago 5:13 p.m. Bad weather may help solve the problem of dispersing protesters. City emergency officials just e-mailed out a National Weather Service warning. Strong thunderstorms and possible hail with winds up to 40-50 mph is heading toward the Loop within the next half hour.

Police, protesters scuffle 4:59 p.m.

Riot police are trying to keep protesters from moving east toward McCormick Place and a scrum has developed with demonstrators.

There’s a lot of pushing and yelling.

Protesters are chanting, “This is a peaceful protest,” as some throw plastic bottles at police.

One protester has blood pouring from the side of his head.

Activist Andy Thayer is shouting through a bull horn trying to maintain peace. “We went to a lot of trouble to make sure this march was a safe and peaceful march,” he shouted, imploring protesters to move west.

Protesters are throwing sticks and plastic bottles at a four-deep line of riot police who are moving forward.

They’re trying to push protesters back west on Cermak, trying to get them across Michigan Avenue, and headed west.

Protesters are chanting “The whole world is watching.” That was the chant at the 1968 Democratic National Convention during the height of the Vietnam War. Today, it’s truer than ever, with TV live shots and smart phone live feeds broadcast on the Internet.

~ Do they not get we ARE Watching! We SEE what THEY are doing with forcefulness. They hurt their supposed causes repeatedly! The police are shoved, things thrown at them, spit on and God knows what! YES, We ARE Watching Punks! ~ JP

A uniformed officer is trying to pull one protester out of the crowd, but other protesters are holding onto him.

Behind riot police, a line of officers on horses wait.

See dozens of photos

Protester injured in clash with police 5:34 p.m.

Mayhaps by one of the crowd…

Injured protestor at Cermak and Michigan Avenue. He said the cops did it. (Chris Walker/Chicago Tribune)

* Police don gas masks 5:28 p.m.

Police surrounding the crowd of diehard protesters at Michigan and Cermak are donning gas masks.

So are the members of the mounted patrol, atop horses equipped with face shields.

Some Tweets from today:

We have no fear We will not be intimidated there is nothing that can stop independent media will go live soon stay tuned – @Lukewearechange

Weapons of mass disgustion: several #BlackBloc protesters arrested with containers urine, feces: #chicago police say they planned throwing – @ChuckGoudie of ABC 7 Chicago

Check all of my Tweets. I’ve been putting in many hours this week on Occupy NATO

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Black Bloc being questioned near Grant Park one man to be arrested for carrying a concealed weapon: a nail pry bar — Source: Craig R. Wall, Fox Chicago News | 05.20.2012

Black Bloc Defined

Police arrest seven protesters with rocks, urine-filled bottles 1:52 p.m.

Chicago police arrested seven men and women, all wearing black, at about 1 p.m. in Grant Park near Michigan Avenue and Harrison Street.

A police sergeant said the protesters were carrying about 20 rocks, cans of spray paint, pry bars, urine-filled bottles and other “dangerous weapons.”

The group was detained in the shade while they were taken one-by-one to be cuffed, searched and placed in a Cook County sheriff’s police bus.

Several of those arrested said they did not know why they were being charged and that they were in the park to protest the NATO summit.

One woman refused to say why the group was wearing black clothes.

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May 202012
 

The melee at a Tinley Park ( 7959 W 159th St, ) restaurant Saturday appears to have been the work of radical protesters who wanted to attack a gathering of alleged white supremacists, the mayor and a law enforcement source said.

Ten people were injured at the Ashford House Restaurant on 159th Street after 15 to 18 young people, wearing hooded black jackets and wielding bats and hammers, burst inside and attacked another group of 12 to 15 people who were meeting there, officials said.

Mayor Ed Zabrocki said police believe the attackers were from a group called Anti-Racist Action, which on its website described the assault as a strike against a gathering of white supremacists.

The law enforcement source said the victims included several people with ties to a white supremacist group. Zabrocki said that was his understanding, too, but that police were still trying to clarify those links.

Five people remained in custody in connection with the attack, Zabrocki said, adding that the state’s attorney’s office was exploring criminal charges.

- source

10 injured in attack at Tinley Park restaurant

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May 202012
 

Politico.com, a popular mainstream website affiliated with ABC, makes fun of people “obsessed” with the Bilderberg Group, while admitting there may be some truth to the “conspiracy theories” about the organization. This year, the mainstream media will likely cover the event in some detail in an attempt to pretend to be credible and relavent.

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May 202012
 

As Chairman of The Campaign To Defeat Barack Obama, I just returned back home to Florida from Wisconsin which is ground zero in the battle to stop Obama’s ruination of America. Like locust, Obama minions have swarmed the state of Wisconsin, devouring all who dare oppose their recall of Gov. Scott Walker for his efforts to restore his state to fiscal sanity. Obama minions organized mob protesters to storm the State Capitol. Death threats have been made against Gov. Walker, the Lieutenant Governor and their families.

Still, Gov. Walker has hung tough and is leading in the polls. This has forced Team Obama to spend more millions and send in the big guns: DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is headed to Wisconsin.

During my visits to cities across Wisconsin, I have chatted with numerous patriots who are elated and extremely grateful to Gov. Walker for displaying remarkable courage — fighting back the forces of evil to keep his campaign promise to implement responsible budget reforms.

On this latest trip to La Crosse, Wisconsin, I heard a very disturbing tale from an 80-year-old businesswoman. For her safety, I will refer to her as Patriot Sue rather than using her real name. Patriot Sue’s family business has been successful and highly respected since the ‘50s. But Patriot Sue wrote a local letter-to-the-editor in defense of Gov. Walker’s reforms, and all “heck” broke loose — from false accusations in the media that she mistreats employees to threats against her and her family.

Patriot Sue expressed to me her frustration that some people do not understand how recalling Gov. Walker would negatively impact their pocketbooks.

I guess you cannot run a successful family business for over 50 years without having backbone. Though physically moving a little slow, Patriot Sue still has the spitfire of an 18 year old and the heart of a lion. She financially supports the defeat of the recall and still boldly speaks out in defense of Gov. Walker’s reforms. You simply to do not tell this woman what she can or cannot do.

But folks, what I find most disturbing is that we have “presidential thugs,” in essence, emotionally threatening, and with threat of physically beating, an 80-year-old woman and her family.

What am I saying? I am saying it is all about Obama. Leadership flows from the top down. The late Mary Kay said, “The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.“Mary Kay’s leadership and philosophy of God first, family second and Mary Kay Cosmetics third continue to inspire her army of successful businesswomen.

The Obama administration emits a distinct “Chicago Thug” vibe. In response to any and all opposition to Obama’s socialistic agenda, Obama and his minions have used aggressive terms such as “…we will punch back twice as hard” ,“punish our enemies” , get in their faces” and “take the SOBs out!” …to name just a few.

October 2010:

James P. Hoffa said WHAT?!: ‘take these S.O.B.s out’

Obama minions include the New Black Panthers and SEIU thugs who are the enforcers — intimating voters and physically beating up black conservatives who dare be on the wrong side of Obama’s agenda.

~ JUST Piper coverage

Team Obama is using Chicago-style bullying to award Obama an undeserved second term despite half the country on food stamps, the housing market in the tank, unemployment through the roof and skyrocketing energy prices. Yes, four more years of Obama’s liberal-utopia-politically-correct policies is exactly what America needs.

Team Obama is using Chicago-style bullying to award Obama an undeserved second term despite half the country on food stamps, the housing market in the tank, unemployment through the roof and skyrocketing energy prices. Yes, four more years of Obama’s liberal-utopia-politically-correct policies is exactly what America needs.

To be re-elected, Obama is relying on class envy via crazy, absurd rants attacking the rich by VP Joe Biden to his dumbed-down base. Obama is relying on Al Sharpton and his “we be black victims gang” to inspire enough hate in the hearts of black Americans to get them to the polls in November. And let us not forget Obama’s on-the-street enforcers such as the New Black Panthers and SEIU thugs.

Obama minions take no prisoners. All are fair game, including a feisty 80-year-old businesswoman who dares to support Gov. Walker.

CFP

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May 202012
 

h/t Snarky Basterd

Also See on Ayers:

* the Real Obama: What do President Obama’s own words reveal about him?

* Fellow Weatherman like Bill Ayers & Bernardine Dohrn

and yet another Commie Heavy Hitter:

Frances Fox Piven Calls For ‘Surge From Bottom’

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May 202012
 

On the day before the NATO summit, Chicago police and NATO protesters had a scuffle at 18th and Michigan Avenue.

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May 202012
 

Weather monitoring links

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