Demanding their share ... protesters mount tractor trailers loaded with shipping containers, raising their banners to proclaim victory, in the Port of Oakland. Photo: AFP
Clearly, we are at a point where the National Guard is necessary. But of course Obama won't do it. He is loving this. This is government-sanctioned anarchy, lawlessness. America, ask yourself this question: Are you better off under Obama than Bush (unemployment 4.6%)? Is the country better off? Is the country more or less divided? Is the country more or less safe? Are you and your family more secure in the homeland? Is America's standing in the world greater or lesser? Is the Middle East better off that it was three years ago? Nor the Africa? Eastern Europe?
Destroyers from the Occupy Oakland movement have attacked the city's port, the fifth-busiest container-handler in the US, and shut it down.
Look at this ---
Atlas reader Bill F. writes, "The Journal of Commerce is a prominent business publication covering the shipping and transportation industries. In recent years they have really turned left and at this point are almost a propaganda arm of the Democrats and Obama administration. Take a look at their "coverage" of what has been happening in Oakland ("nothing to see here, folks, move right along").
If one takes a look at the photos of all the gangs and goons climbing all over the trucks and containers, I'd say the JOC has their head up their arse. "Minimal impact?"
The media is the enemy and is aiding and abetting in the war on America. Fact. Their sanction, whitewash and enouragement of the violent maruading mobs is as bad as the anti-American occupy movement.
Occupy Protestors 'Shut Down' Port of Oakland
Bill Mongelluzzo, Associate Editor
The Journal of Commerce Online - News Story
Occupy Oakland's call for general strike had little effect on daytime operations
THIS IS A 10 P.M. EDT UPDATE
Occupy Oakland protesters halted nighttime operations at the Port of Oakland Wednesday as they took the city's version of the spreading national protests to the gates of California's third-largest port.
Maritime operations were "effectively shut down," port spokesman Isaac Kos-Read told The Los Angeles Times. The real impact was unclear because the port has minimal activity at night.
Estimates of the marchers that walked from Oakland's downtown business district to the port ranged from 4,500 to 10,000.
The Occupy Oakland movement’s call for a general strike at the Port of Oakland had a minimal impact on daytime operations, but terminal operators were bracing for potential disruptions during the evening shift.
International Longshore and Warehouse Union locals have voiced support for the 5 p.m. march at the port, but the union hasn’t directed members to join protestors. Occupy Oakland is one of the more ambitious off-shoots of the Occupy Wall Street movement that has been underway in New York for several weeks.
As a result of the call for a general strike, terminals “may have been about 40 jobs short,” said Jim McKenna, president of the Pacific Maritime Association, which represents shipping lines and terminal operators. If the marchers do descend on the port this evening, longshoremen may decide not to cross the picket lines because of safety reasons, he said.
The mid-week night shift in Oakland is generally not a busy period. Most of the night shift hours are worked toward the end of the week in line with vessel arrivals.
McKenna said harbor truckers may be the group that loses the most work opportunities Wednesday night because truckers are paid by the trip. They can’t haul containers if they are not allowed into the terminals.
UPDATE: Men's Warehouse put a "We support the 99%" poster in their window, but it didn't work: check this out (thanks to ScrubJay)
Don't shop Mens Warehouse. What quislings.