Geraldo Rivera Threatens To Knock Out Fellow Fox Host Eric Bolling


The Young Turks

In a fit of melodrama, pundit Geraldo Rivera appeared on Fox News’ show “The Five” on Monday and threatened to “knock out” fellow paid host Eric Bolling during an argument about Donald Trump’s comments about immigration, writes CNN.

Geraldo Rivera plays the paid liberal on the show.

The other four are generally right-wing conservatives, rounding out “The Five.”

Earlier, co-host Jesse Watters referred to President Barack Obama a “skinny community organizer.”

They then spoke about the killing of Kate Steinle in San Francisco by an illegal immigrant, and Rivera accused Trump of using her death as a platform to speak on illegal immigration.

“It is exploiting and sensationalizing,” Rivera said.

“From a guy who exploits and sensationalizes everything,” Bolling interjected.

“Are you talking to me?” Rivera asked, using his best Taxi Driver impersonation.  Rivera is known for his sensational news and talk shows.  “You’re lucky that you’re my friend. I’d knock you out right now…” he said.

(Updated article)

TPP & TTIP Are Sketchy When It Comes To Labor Unions And Sovereignty Rights

The TPP and TTIP conditions have not been released to the public, according to freespeechTV.  They have been (mis-)represented in America’s press as “trade” deals, but instead they’re actually about sovereignty, writes Eric Zuesse of The Huffington Post.

They’re about America and the other participating countries giving their democratic sovereignty – on regulation of consumer protection, worker protection, finance, and the environment – over to panels.  The panels’ members will be selected by the large international corporations that have been working with President Obama’s Trade Representative for years to create these “trade” treaties, writes Zuesse.

If some corporation “C” under these “trade deals” brings a case to one of those panels and says that country “X” has any regulations regarding the environment, consumer protection, worker protection, or finance, that are stricter than the ones that are set forth in TPP and TTIP, then country X will be assessed to pay a fine to corporation C, for “unfair trade practices” against that corporation.

So, laws in the TPP or TTIP supercede the laws of the U.S. in that regard.

These corporate panels will constitute a new international “government,” with the power to fine countries for exceeding the regulations that are set forth in these international ‘trade’ treaties, writes The Huffington Post.

President Obama’s Trade Representative, Michael Froman, has told the AFL-CIO and U.S. Senators that when countries such as Colombia systematically murder labor-union organizers, it’s not a  violation of workers’ rights, and it is nothing that is of concern to the U.S. regarding this country’s international trade policies or enforcement.

On April 22nd, Huffington Post, one of the few U.S. news media to report honestly on these treaties, wrote an article titled “AFL-CIO’s Trumka:  USTR Told Us Murder Isn’t A Violation,” and reported that, “Defenders of the White House push for sweeping trade deals argue they include tough enforcement of labor standards. But a top union leader disagreed with such claims Tuesday, revealing that administration officials have said privately that they don’t consider even the killings of labor organizers to be violations of those pacts.”

So, would the U.S. be helpless to change things if a country like Columbia murders union leaders?

This is and will be the low level playing-field that U.S. workers will be competing against in the TPP and TTIP, just as it is already, in the far-smaller NAFTA, according to The Huffington Post.

“Trumka (of the AFL-CIO labor union) said that even after the Obama administration crafted an agreement to tighten labor protections four years ago, some 105 labor organizers have been killed, and more than 1,300 have been threatened with death.”  And it looks like under the TPP, there is little that America could do about it.

(Updated article)

Jordan Baker

Who is Jordan Baker?

Last January, Jordan Baker, an unarmed black man, was in northwest Houston when he was shot and killed by police.

On Tuesday, Dec. 23, a Harris County grand jury cleared the HPD officer in the shooting death of Baker.

The Houston Police Department said Baker, 26, was looking in windows when police officer Juventino Castro approached him.

Baker, a Houston Community College student, struggled, ran away, and then allegedly put his hands in his waistband and charged toward Castro. That’s when the officer shot and killed him.

TYT video.

Protests Ongoing

Thousands hit streets over black deaths

THOUSANDS of protesters walked through parts of New York and Washington yesterday, stepping up demonstrations across the US demanding justice for black men killed by white police.

The rallies in Washington D.C., New York, Boston, and several Californian cities were among the largest in a growing protest movement sparked by the killing of ­unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9.

Demonstrators shut down parts of Manhattan and Washington’s Pennsylvania Avenue with cries of “No justice, no peace!”, “Justice Now!” and “The whole damn system is guilty as hell!”.

The mixed crowds of black and white mobilised many young people but also young families, parents and the elderly.

The Garner and Brown families were joined in Washington by relatives of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was shot dead last month by Cleveland police, and of Trayvon Martin, who was killed in Florida by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in 2012.

Garner’s widow and wife took to the stage before the energized crowd. “I am here not only marching for Eric Garner, but for everyone’s daughters and sons and nieces and nephews and dads and moms,” Esaw Garner said.

Garner’s mother Gwen Carr said the protests would continue until congress responded to ­demands for reform.

National Action Network president Al Sharpton led the protest march in Washington.

Organizers called for congress to “pass a national profiling act” and Reverend Sharpton called for sweeping justice reform.

“You thought it would be kept quiet. You thought you’d sweep it under the rug. You thought there would be no limelight. But we’re going to keep the light on Michael Brown, on Eric Garner, on Tamir Rice, on all of these victims,” said Sharpton.

Minority Congressional Staffers Stage Walkout To Show Solidarity With Michael Brown, Eric Garner

Black congressional staffers hold their hands up as they pose for a group photo during a walkout December 11, 2014 on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The staffers staged a walkout to protest over the recent Mike Brown and Eric Garner grand jury decisions. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

There was a protest in Washington that involved congressional aides who briefly walked off their jobs Thursday — angered by the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in New York, and the decision by grand juries in both communities not to indict the police involved.

Dozens of staffers, by some estimates over 100, stood together outside on the Capitol steps with a “hands up, don’t shoot” pose to protest the decisions.

Berkeley, CA Cops Surround Protesters


David Pakman video.

Police brutality at UC Berkeley is caught on video.

The video (posted under the Youtube name bagheera) gives this information:

“At 5PM on 12/6/14, hundreds of UC Berkeley students and Berkeley residents began a peaceful march from Sproul Plaza to the Berkeley Marina to protest the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and countless other brown and black youth at the hands of police. Along the way, police set up barricades and fired rubber bullets and smoke bombs, shattering one student’s knee and causing another student to have a seizure…”

“This video begins with riot police forcing students south down Telegraph, which only caused more Cal, Berkeley High, and City College students to join the struggle. The demonstrators were pushed all the way down Telegraph by waves of tear gas until they reached the border of Oakland, where the riot police finally dissipated.”

More:

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/12/08/protesters-march-in-berkeley-for-third-straight-night-over-police-brutality/

Limbaugh Claims Eric Garner Wasn’t Put In A Chokehold

Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace talked to radio personality Rush Limbaugh about his criticism of Fox for not getting behind a government shutdown over President Barack Obama’s immigration action.

During that talk, they also discussed Eric Garner, who died in a video from an unauthorized police chokehold. Limbaugh claimed that it wasn’t a true chokehold, and he also argued that cigarette taxes are to blame.

Secular Talk video.