Study Guide: Radicals, Noodle Guy, Oil, and more!

1.            Gas prices up for 7 days in a row

http://money.cnn.com/2011/03/01/news/economy/gas_prices/index.htm

2.            No Inflation? That's Not What Food Prices Are Saying

http://www.cnbc.com/id/41831886

3.            Cotton Soars on Tightening World Supply; Orange Juice Fluctuates

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-03-01/cotton-soars-on-tightening-world-supply-orange-juice-fluctuates.html

Young Madison Socialist Reveals Popular ‘Noodles & Company‘ Restaurant Is Actually Harsh ’Dictatorship’

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/young-madison-socialist-reveals-popular-noodles-company-restaurant-is-actually-harsh-dictatorship/ <http://www.theblaze.com/stories/young-madison-socialist-reveals-popular-noodles-company-restaurant-is-actually-harsh-dictatorship/>

  • The nationwide chain has several locations in Madison, Wisconsin.  One young socialist, Rob Lewis (ISO member) who is involved in the protests around Madison is now blowing the lid off the real story.
  • Aaron Kennedy, the founder of Noodles, grew up on a farm with few to no connections to money. Like my friend Rob, Kennedy also studied at the University of Wisconsin. At 29, while eating at a Chinese restaurant, Kennedy had an idea, and scribbled his business plan on a napkin.
  • Scraping some money together from his friends and family and maxing out eight credit cards, Kennedy opened the first Noodles in his basement, and then put together a team with whom he’d build and operate 100 Noodles branches all on their own. It is now a $75 million franchise with 240 locations in 18 different states, providing jobs to over 3,000 employees just like Rob. This is what the American Dream looks like.
  • Under Lewis’ vision, however everything Kennedy has worked for would be taken away from him. The status he has earned for himself through his achievements would be reduced to that of one filling out an application for the very business he built from the ground up. Perhaps my imagination is limited, but I at the moment I cannot imagine a greater humiliation. This is what socialism looks like.

ABOUT AARON KENNEDY, FOUNDER & FORMER CHAIRMAN OF NOODLES

(source: <http://www.bus.wisc.edu/alumni/profiles/aaron_kennedy.asp>  Univ of Wisconsin)

  • Earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism and English at Augustana College in his home state of Illinois and his MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • He is on the board of the University of Wisconsin Business School, has been named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young, and is a guest lecturer at several universities including the University of Colorado, University of Denver, University of Wisconsin and the Cooking School of the Rockies.
  • It all began when Kennedy, then the marketing director of a New York City design agency, visited an Asian noodle shop in Greenwich Village in 1993. As he sampled the restaurant's collection of Asian-influenced dishes, he realized noodles are a staple all over the world. Although Kennedy had never considered a job in the restaurant industry, his previous experience as a brand manager at Oscar Mayer and PepsiCo was relevant to the task he had in mind.
  • That weekend he took his wife out to dinner and shared his idea, jotting down a rough business plan right there. He refined the concept and approached 25 friends and family members for the $250,000 needed to get started.
  • Kennedy and Executive Chef Ross Kamens opened the first restaurant in Denver, Colorado, in 1995. The second restaurant opened in downtown Madison, Wisconsin, six months later.

ROB LEWIS SOTS

ROB LEWIS IS A NOODLES EMPLOYEE & MEMBER OF ISO.  DURING THE INTERVIEW HE INVITES THE REPORTER TO COME TO A SOCIALIST MEETING THE FOLLOWING DAY CALLED “ FROM CAIRO TO MADISON”

Rob on classes SOT

  • There are two fundamental classes that are just a plain fact in society. You either work for someone else or you work for yourself.  Most people work for someone else in a way that they aren’t free. You don’t really get to decide your worth. For example I work at Noodles, the restaurant, and basically it’s a dictatorship there.  We’re told exactly what to cook, how we’re going to cook it. what time we’re going to get there. And basically if they don’t like what we’re doing, they try to tell us what to do. If we don’t listen they get rid of us. We’re not actually allowed to cooperate in a way that we make decisions together.

Rob on Unions SOT

  • I try to convince my fellow employees that we should have a union at Noodles.  IT’s a source of power to start with. And then I think in terms of the bigger picture, when you look at revolutions, the way that you actually get rid of any sort of dictatorship is by having workers take control of the place where they work.

Rob on business owners SOT

  • If the owner wanted to cooperate with us as an equal, and provide his skills that he had, we would definitely cooperate with him.  // We’d have to abdicate his position as being an owner and controller of us. He would have to recognize that we run Noodles together. And basically if he doesn’t want to cooperate with us, he’s against us.

Rob on IRS (socialist magazine)

  • It’s an in-depth kind of analysis that goes deeper than just saying what’s happening with current events but kinda goes into the details of analyzing the picture of Who’s involved? what are they trying to do? and kind of a deeper understanding of what’s behind this?

SOTS FROM SOCIALIST MEETING

Phil Gasper, former professor – Feb 23

  • We’re linked together as part of a global capitalist economy that’s destroying the environment, that’s destroying people’s lives around the world. And that’s why the parallels that everybody’s been drawing between Cairo and Madison make sense.

Phil Gasper, former professor – Feb 23

  • If you want to know what the next 5, or 10, or 20 years is going to look like, it’s not going to look like the last 20 to 30 years.  It’s gonna look a lot more like the last month in Egypt and the last week in Wisconsin. Not every day is gonna look like that. But it’s gonna happen more and more and more often.

Mike Imbrogno, AFSCME Local 171 ((at socialist meeting))

  • I feel like we can actually have an effect by organizing folks together. No concessions, tax the rich. It’s not our mess, it’s your mess clean it up. it’s the Koch brothers, we need to fight back, etc.

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000149 EndHTML:0000010161 StartFragment:0000000199 EndFragment:0000010127 StartSelection:0000000199 EndSelection:0000010127 NEW FARRAKHAN SOTS FROM SAVIOURS’ DAY 2011

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/this-is-the-day-of-your-doom-farrakhan-says-mideast-uprisings-will-come-to-americas-door/ <http://www.theblaze.com/stories/this-is-the-day-of-your-doom-farrakhan-says-mideast-uprisings-will-come-to-americas-door/>

FARRAKHAN SPEECH, Feb. 27

  • War. They love war over peace. They love wrong over right, and injustice over justice. This is the day of your doom, the end of your world and life (applause)

  • What you’re looking at in Tunisia, in Egypt, in Yemen, in Jordan, in Libya, in Bahrain and soon, very soon in all the nations of the world. And even sooner to take place in America so don’t you get bent out of shape what you see happening there, while it’s happening there, you better prepare because it will be coming to your door America. And I hope that President Obama will remember his instructions to other nations. Be careful how you attack and kill innocent people who are protesting. Take your own words into your busom and be reminded when it comes to your door (applause)

  • This is a sign that the great Madhi that the Muslim world has been looking for is present in the world. The Christ that you hoped for. The Christ that we long for is present in the world. And all tyrants will be sent down. God is stimulating the rise of the masses. Soon it will come to these shores. Indeed it has already begun.

About Saviours’ Day 2011, Feb. 25 -27 in Rosemont, IL

http://www.noi.org/sd2011/

  • The 2011 Saviours' Day convention marks the 81st year of the Nation of Islam's existence in North America. Each year, to commemorate the birth of its founder Master W. Fard Muhammad (February 26, 1877), thousands of members and supporters of the Nation of Islam from around the world make the journey to attend the annual convention during the last week of February for a weekend of fellowship, networking, information dissemination and spiritual renewal

Belief of Madhi Among Muslims

http://books.google.com/books?id=BgP72cgvn-gC&printsec=frontcover&dq=The+Siege+of+Mecca+by+Yaroslav+Trofimov&hl=en&ei=OS9tTfDFH4GBlAevitHZBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=Mahdi&f=false

  • “The idea of Mahdi has fueled Muslim imagination for centuries. There is no mention of it in the Quran itself. But Prophet Mohammed, according to some narrators, had forecast that God will one day dispatch a redeemer – a Mahdi – to command a Mulsim world and establish an ideal society, after an apocalyptic clash of forces of evil. The Mahdi cannot be killed by mere mortals – at least not during the first seven years of his reign.”

Louis Farrakhan says Moammar Gadhafi has always been a friend

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/4047358-418/louis-farrakhan-says-moammar-gadhafi-has-always-been-a-friend.html

  • Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan says Moammar Gadhafi has always been a friend and he won’t distance himself from the Libyan dictator.
  • But the 77-year-old said no leader has been loved by 100 percent of his people and said that if Gadhafi is persecuted for crimes against humanity, the same should apply to former President George W. Bush for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Farrakhan visited Gadhafi in the 1980s and in 1996 accepted a humanitarian award from him. But during his speech Sunday he warned the wave of revolution spreading across the Middle East is coming to the United States

FARRAKHAN – WRIGHT CONNECTION

02/26/2008, “Meet the Press”

  • RUSSERT: The title of one of your books, "Audacity of Hope," you acknowledge you got from a sermon from Reverend Jeremiah Wright, the head of the Trinity United Church. He said that Louis Farrakhan "epitomizes greatness." He said that he went to Libya in 1984 with Louis Farrakhan to visit with Moammar Gadhafi and that, when your political opponents found out about that, quote, "your Jewish support would dry up quicker than a snowball in Hell."

Obama's Farrakhan Test by Richard Cohen, Wash Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/14/AR2008011402083.html?hpid=opinionsbox1 <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/14/AR2008011402083.html?hpid=opinionsbox1>

  • He has vilified whites and singled out Jews to blame for crimes large and small, either committed by others as well or not at all. (A dominant role in the slave trade, for instance.) He has talked of Jewish conspiracies to set a media line for the whole nation. He has reviled Jews in a manner that brings Hitler to mind.
  • And yet Wright heaped praise on Farrakhan. According to Trumpet, he applauded his "depth of analysis when it comes to the racial ills of this nation." He praised "his integrity and honesty." He called him "an unforgettable force, a catalyst for change and a religious leader who is sincere about his faith and his purpose." These are the words of a man who prayed with Obama just before the Illinois senator announced his run for the presidency. Will he pray with him just before his inaugural?

OBAMA’S RESPONSE – JAN. 15, 2008

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0108/Obama_knocks_Farrakhan.html

  • Richard Cohen in the Post <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/14/AR2008011402083.html?hpid=opinionsbox1>  made Louis Farrakhan -- a former State Senate constituent of Obama's, and the honoree of a publication by his church -- an issue today, and Obama has a comment out now:
  • I decry racism and anti-Semitism in every form and strongly condemn the anti-Semitic statements made by Minister Farrakhan. I assume that Trumpet Magazine made its own decision to honor Farrakhan based on his efforts to rehabilitate ex-offenders, but it is not a decision with which I agree.

Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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As America grows divided and afraid to disagree with the Democrats' woke plan for America, Megyn Kelly is ready to fight back for the truth. For nearly two decades, she navigated the volatile and broken world of the media. But as America leans on independent voices more than ever, she's breaking new ground with "The Megyn Kelly Show."

She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

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