8/14/14

Frank Podmore Dead, Lock Box Created, Wałęsa Strikes Gdańsk

On This Progressive Day: August 14
U.S. Marines invade Nicaragua to support the U.S.-backed government installed there after José Santos Zelaya had resigned three years earlier (1912)

Social Security Act passes, creating a centralized, mandatory, defined-benefit U.S. government-funded pension system that will become a corrupt cesspool of public debt and generational warfare (1935)

Lech Wałęsa leads strikes at the Gdańsk, Poland shipyards (1980)

Kahtaniya, Iraq bombings kill at least 796 people (2007)

President B. Hussein Obama lectures a select group of unionists in Belgrade, Montana on his Cloward-Pivening of the U.S. health insurance industry, known as Obamacare (2009)

Egypt declares a state of emergency as security forces subdue hundreds of demonstrators supporting disgraced former president Mohamed Morsi of the notorious, Obama-backed Muslim Brotherhood (2013)

d: Frank Podmore (1910), Bertolt Brecht (1956), John Sirica (1992), Lane Kirkland (1999)

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