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After 33 seasons as a big league manager, including the last 16 years with the St. Louis Cardinals, Tony La Russa announces his retirement from baseball. La Russa will retire on top after guiding the Cardinals to a World Series title in 2011.
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AMES, IA. -- Representing Kang's Martial Arts Academy, the Thayer boys struck gold, silver and bronze again at another tournament.
Partipating in the 32nd Annual Iowa State University Taekwondo Championships in Ames, Iowa on Saturday, Daniel Thayer, John Thayer and Drew Thayer all scored medals in a tournament attended by several academies from across the midwest.
The medal breakdown:
Daniel Thayer, age 15 and a blackbelt (2nd Dan), earned a gold medal in forms and a gold medal in sparring.
John Thayer, age 11 and a deputy blackbelt, earned a bronze medal in forms
Drew Thayer, age 11 and a blackbelt (1st Dan), earned a silver medal in forms and a gold medal in sparring.
Coralville based Kang's Martial Arts Academy specializes in Taekwondo and Kum Do martial arts training. Kang’s Academy is located at 2421 James St. in Coralville, directly across from the Coral Ridge Mall and close to IHop. The Academy is open from 4:45 p.m. into the evening hours Monday through Thursday. A second school is located in Marion. For more information check out the Kang’s Martial Arts website at http://www.uskmaa.com or call 319-338-2264.
According to a report by the Iowa City DePressed Citizen, members of The Useful Idiot Tour - Iowa City!, are whining about the permit the city of Iowa City issued for the group.
Background: After blantantly violating city ordinances with the protest methods when they started October 7 (we don't need no stinking permit!), after getting around to debating the ongoing ordinance violations in their Borg Collective general assemblies after-the-fact (1. More than 100 people gathered for a stated purpose, 2. Park closes at 11 p.m., 3. No overnight camping in a city park), after finally deciding three weeks AFTER they started to apply for a permit to gather and camp out in the park (public and discreet pressure applied to the group by the way for blantant disregard of rules and concerns about "image"), the group did indeed apply for and the city issued a permit to the occupy group to cover issues 1, 2 and 3 above.
The city is letting the group get away with quite a bit, in fact what the city has done can be called nothing short of sympathetic to the idiot cause.
Now the members of the Occupy group are apparently getting their Borg Collective panties in a wad because in the permit the city issued allowing the group to 1. Gather in the park 100+ people, 2. Be in the park past 11 p.m. and 3. Camp in the park, there is the following clause: “no structure of any kind shall be constructed, built, installed or placed in College Green Park and any such structure is subject to removal without further notice.”
If you'll recall, the group has not only essentially taken over the gazebo and a larger than their fair share of the park preventing normal park use to normal, law-abiding citizens, they started building a wood framed structure for a kitchen.
The Useful Idiot Tour - Iowa City!, is biting the hand that feeds them, that hand being Iowa City government. The Occupy idiots are complaining that the city isn't going to allow them to build their kitchen, pictured right.
The city has already been far too lenient with the group up to this point, letting the useful idiots do pretty much whatever they wanted to do, letting them get away with things that no ordinary citizen or group would be allowed to do.... And yet The Useful Idiot Tour, Iowa City!, continues to whine. I guess they just want to complain about everything.
But that's what liberal-minded folks do, they're always about whine and take, whine and take, whine and take more. Violate whatever as a means to an end - we have an agenda - period. Despite the rhetoric you might hear, it's never about sincere bipartisan concession with these liberal-minded folks. Only what they want to do is what matters, they don't consider sound reasoning or other points of view.
What's next for these folks, what future demands will they make? With violence and arrests taking place at a lot of Occupy sites across the country now, how long will it be before something truly stupid happens in Iowa City resulting in arrests being made and people getting hurt?
This isn't productive protest, this isn't justifiable revolution, it's intentional chaos.
The smell test: Would the city of Iowa City allow a Tea Party group to blow off permits, take over the park gazebo as if it where their own, put up tents and build a wood framed structure in College Green Park? I know, I know, the Tea Party wouldn't even do such things, they would organize a day of protest, get the required permits, clean up after themselves when the day of protest was done, go home, evalute what was accomplished/what wasn't accomplished and then plan the next event.... but play along - would the city of Iowa City treat the Tea Party with the same leniency, er, consistency?
PORTLAND, Ore. (The Blaze/AP) — Police arrested about 30 anti-Wall Street protesters in Portland early Sunday, dragging and carrying them to waiting vans, after they refused to leave a park in an affluent district.
The arrests followed clashes between police and protesters in Denver Saturday, where officers used pepper spray and rubber bullets to break up similar demonstrations after Occupy Denver participants tried to storm the Colorado Capitol building.
Police officers dressed in riot gear were forced to use pepper spray and rubber bullets on uruly protesters who attemped to "Occupy" the Colorado Capitol building on Saturday.
According to the Denver Post, at least 20 arrests were made. The crowd was estimated to be around 2,000 protesters.
Denver Police Lt. Matt Murray told the Post that one officer was knocked off his motorcycle and others were attacked and kicked by the protesters. One person tagged an unmarked patrol car with orange spray paint — scrawling "99%" across the hood and driver-side door.
“Unfortunately at one point, that group did try to occupy the capital, which is illegal. We made sure that they knew that, it was pretty clear that they were not allowed to do that, they tried to do it anyway,” Murray said. “We had to step in and push them off. Things escalated; we did have to call out city-wide for assistance,” stated Murray.
The 20 arrests made on Saturday now takes the total number of arrests at the Occupy Denver site to more than 60 according to reports. The following YouTube video depicts the clash. Content warning — strong language
The following is a YouTube video describing the aftermath of the afternoon clash
The student loan bubble just got bigger. The American taxpayer is now on the hook for every liberal/progressive wanna be professor and professional student's lifetime of loans, student housing, books and exorbitant tuition costs.
If every student knows that their loans will be "forgiven" and picked up by the taxpayers after 20 years, how many of those loans will be paid by the borrowers? NADA, ZIP, ZERO. I wonder if any of these young mushbrains realize that they are being pandered to and used for votes at the expense of their freedoms. They are being suckered no less than they would by a three card monty dealer or a carnival barker.
This program is to the universities and Marxist professors as the stimulus bill was to the State government worker's union pension plans; a slush fund/bailout. With no restrictions or natural checks and balances on college rates and fees, the schools and professors can now charge whatever they like knowing THEY HAVE UNLIMITED TAXPAYER FUNDS to pillage and plunder, just as the state government unions have had for years.
This is another entitlement program, the scope of which we have never seen. This will put Medicare and Medicaid to shame. State control of education is also a plank of the Communist manifesto that has now been realized at the secondary level. If funding and access is not control, nothing is. God help us.
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The Coralville Courier has already brought you some video from the Occupy Oakland eviction that took place on Tuesday, but post-eviction, things got worse. Much worse. You'll see in the video, the crowd errupted in riots, forcing police to use tear gas on the crowd.
Background: After the Occupy Oakland encampment at Frank Ogawa Plaza was torn down early Tuesday morning by police for safety and sanitary reasons (the city issued a warning on Friday night, stating the camping must stop, but protesters were free to use the area to protest from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.), the evicted protesters reconvened outside the Oakland Library on Tuesday afternoon. Apparently they used jazz hands and voted to attempt a re-occupation of the plaza to camp. Joined by fresh recruits and paid protesters, the evicted Occupiers tried to reclaim Frank Ogawa Plaza and re-establish camp later that evening. Not content to protest until 10 p.m. and then go home when reasonable people go to bed, the following videos show the results of that ignorant Useful Idiot 're-take the park' vote. Viewer discretion advised.
Watch how protesters start the escalation by throwing things at the police earlier in the day:
These are SUPPOSED to be peaceful protests right? Throwing paint at the police and intentionally harming them is peaceful?