Posts tagged ‘EGT Grain Terminal’

October 3, 2011

ILWU Heard from Again

by lewwaters

After the last little exchange with Tony Baur here, a self professed ILWU member and seeing the Columbian scrub his threatening comments, it seems he now feels I am not a “nice person.”

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What makes me not a “nice person?”

Opposing union thuggery?

Supporting workers freedom to work without the extortion of the union?

Oh well, I’ve had worse said to me by better.

UPDATE:

Smart move, Tony.

September 13, 2011

Foul Mouthed Union Thug Arrested on 4 Felony Counts

by lewwaters

Proving not to have come from top of the gene pool, 45 year old Kelso Washington resident Ronald Patrick Stavas, widely seen on the video where he verbally assaults a camera crew filming outside the Longview ILWU office has been arrested on four felony counts.

Stavas, who identified himself as F. U. [Blank]sucker in the video is charged with “burglary in the first degree, assault in the second degree, intimidating a witness and sabotage” for his participation earlier in the early morning invasion of the EGT Grain Terminal where guards were overpowered, blocked from leaving, a security car was carjacked and driven into ditch, windows smashed, brake lines cut on rail cars and grain poured out on the ground.

You just have to wonder who in the right mind would participate in such criminal activity then assault a camera crew while taping? Does he not realize there is an internet today and such videos are gold?

By all accounts, it was his appearance on the video that led to his identity being revealed and subsequent arrest. Obviously, he did not descend from the top of the gene pool.

CNN’s anchorette Carol Costello found the vulgarities wildly humorous, laughing through her report of the assault of a news crew.

I wonder now if his arrest on such grave felony counts is equally as comical to her?

September 8, 2011

Union Rent-a-Thugs Descend on Southwest Washington

by lewwaters

AP photo by Don Ryan

Ports up and down the Columbia River appear under siege by bused in thugs of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union as union goons escalate their dispute with the EGT Company at the Port of Cowlitz in Longview, Washington.

Union thuggery breaking out in Southwest Washington has attracted national news media as the Wall Street journal, the Associated Press and Fox News are covering the union goons storming the port, breaking down gates, to smashing glass to overpower security guards they held hostage for a few hours in the wee hours of the morning, Thursday September 8, 2011. From there, bussed in thugs rolled out train cars, cut brake lines and dumped food grain on the ground.

This is an escalation from Wednesday where hundreds of goons first stopped and blocked the train as it came through Vancouver Washington. Once it continued on, other goons blocked the train at Cowlitz County, tangled with the Police and vandalized the train. 19 union goons were arrested.

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