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Unions threaten local business.
« on: March 10, 2011, 04:45:45 PM »
Teachers, firefighters and police officers said they would begin a boycott of M&I Bank if the bank does not begin publicly opposing Gov. Scott Walker's efforts to curtail collective bargaining for public workers.

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/117756068.html
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Re: Unions threaten local business.
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2011, 06:51:11 PM »
"Nice little bank ya got here; sure would hate sumpin' should happen to it".

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Re: Unions threaten local business.
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2011, 06:58:52 PM »
Teachers, firefighters and police officers said they would begin a boycott of M&I Bank if the bank does not begin publicly opposing Gov. Scott Walker's efforts to curtail collective bargaining for public workers.

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/117756068.html

Why in the hell should any private business take a position against their interest because they are threatened? If it's loss of business they're threatening them with, perhaps a counter-boycott of support for the bank would encourage them to stand firm.
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Re: Unions threaten local business.
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2011, 07:05:53 PM »
What do you want to bet none of the local gun stores are getting threatened.......

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Re: Unions threaten local business.
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2011, 07:24:57 PM »
And the POSOTUS was lecturing today about BULLIES!

Fracking Left makes me fricken sick!

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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2011, 07:26:13 PM »
And the POSOTUS was lecturing today about BULLIES!

Fracking Left makes me fricken sick!

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I'm really tired of this two-bit thugs!

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so now HE's the victim............

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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2011, 07:35:05 PM »
He's the bride at every wedding, the corpse at every funeral, the luminary at every awards ceremony ....

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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2011, 07:35:26 PM »
He's the bride at every wedding, the corpse at every funeral, the luminary at every awards ceremony ....

It is, always, all about the "O".

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Re: Unions threaten local business.
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2011, 07:59:24 PM »

Are they offering a good rate on CD's?



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Re: Unions threaten local business.
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2011, 08:04:26 PM »
Yeah, no kidding.  Get an anti-boycott going.  Damn socialist thugs!

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Re: Unions threaten local business.
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2011, 10:29:40 PM »
Teachers, firefighters and police officers said they would begin a boycott of M&I Bank if the bank does not begin publicly opposing Gov. Scott Walker's efforts to curtail collective bargaining for public workers.

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/117756068.html

Interesting development. I can't wait until the (Republican) Wisconsin State Attorney General hears of this collusive extortion plot. Step one: decertify the union(s). Step two: issue multiple indictments for violation of the RICO statutes. Step three: Try not to pee your pants when laughing as the dimwitted leftist domestic terrorists go to jail.

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Re: Unions threaten local business.
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2011, 10:42:24 PM »
Teachers, firefighters and police officers said they would begin a boycott of M&I Bank if the bank does not begin publicly opposing Gov. Scott Walker's efforts to curtail collective bargaining for public workers.

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/117756068.html

Interesting development. I can't wait until the (Republican) Wisconsin State Attorney General hears of this collusive extortion plot. Step one: decertify the union(s). Step two: issue multiple indictments for violation of the RICO statutes. Step three: Try not to pee your pants when laughing as the dimwitted leftist domestic terrorists go to jail.

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Is it a RICO violation, and does a state AG have the authority to press RICO charges? I'm asking cuz I don't know, not cuz I doubt what you're saying.
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« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2011, 10:56:59 PM »
Answering the 2nd part first, RICO is federal so no the AG would have to refer a complaint to the US DOJ (and we know who is the fox currently guarding that henhouse).

The second part is tricky too. RICO in shorthand is federal racketeering. Under RICO, a person who is a member of an enterprise that has committed any two of 35 crimes—27 federal crimes and 8 state crimes—within a 10-year period can be charged with racketeering. (wackypedia)

It would be a long shot to convict but I bet they could really put their butts in a sling. And I do believe that they could decertify the union, at least in Wisconsin.

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« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2011, 11:06:40 PM »
At the very least there is a wee bit of a conflict of interest question about an organization representing the police having a publicly expressed hostility to a bank. Hopefully they won't be greeted with a go-slow should they have to call for help during a robbery.

Or for that matter, it's a conflict of interest with any entity. They pay taxes like anyone else and should have the reasonable expectation to equal protection from the police and fire services. This declared hostility calls all that into question.
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« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2011, 07:23:15 AM »
This is nothing short of extortion and the operation of a protection racket by law enforcement "enforcers" . It's also a glaring example of Stymie's brand of community organizing .

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« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2011, 11:17:40 AM »
This is nothing short of extortion and the operation of a protection racket by law enforcement "enforcers" . It's also a glaring example of Stymie's brand of community organizing .

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« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2011, 11:36:33 AM »
Never get passed those idiots in the Senate, but God knows I'd be all for it Roy!
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Re: Unions threaten local business.
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2011, 10:15:50 AM »
The unions seem to be stuck in some sort of time and/or space vortex. They have reverted (if they truely ever left) to the old school type of union behavior where intimidation, payoffs, bribes and threats were commonplace.


Sad. The world has left them behind. In a time where liberals belief the earth and its inhabitants all evolved from ooze, unions haven't  evolved at all. They are still primal sludge.
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« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2011, 10:19:40 AM »
The unions seem to be stuck in some sort of time and/or space vortex. They have reverted (if they truely ever left) to the old school type of union behavior where intimidation, payoffs, bribes and threats were commonplace.


Sad. The world has left them behind. In a time where liberals belief the earth and its inhabitants all evolved from ooze, unions haven't  evolved at all. They are still primal sludge.


I've been having similar thoughts. I wonder, have they always been the thugs and crybabies we are seeing now, and just never needed to demonstrate it because they always got what they wanted? I suspect that is the case.
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Re: Unions threaten local business.
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2011, 10:35:48 AM »
The unions seem to be stuck in some sort of time and/or space vortex. They have reverted (if they truely ever left) to the old school type of union behavior where intimidation, payoffs, bribes and threats were commonplace.


Sad. The world has left them behind. In a time where liberals belief the earth and its inhabitants all evolved from ooze, unions haven't  evolved at all. They are still primal sludge.



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