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Posted by on September 25, 2008 7:39 PM | Permalink
This video is spot on.
September 26, 2008 2:53 PM
Bill Daley was part of the same banks and investment banking firms that caused the mortgage crisis.
Bill Daley WAS a lobbyist for Mayer Brown in the 80s and for NAFTA and for SBC Ameritech (and their high rates). Bill Daley was on the board of Amalgamated Bank where he had the kids money from CPS earning no interest. Bill Daley invested into nuclear energy equipment deals and got bailed out by ComEd.
Bill Daley was going to work for Bear Stearns.
Bill Daley was going to work for Goldman Sachs.
Your high phone rates are because of BILL DALEY at SBC Ameritech.
Bill Daley headed Fannie Mae and he and his son also were lobbyists for Freddie Mac--directly tied to the loans.
Bill Daley's son also worked to buy and privatize the parking lots that increased prices.
Bill Daley has a role in the his nephew Vanekco's pension deals.
Bill Daley has an interesting divorce and personal habits.
Bill and Rich Daley are hypocrites for criticizing the ad.
September 26, 2008 2:57 PM
Here I sit between my brother the mountain and my
sister the sea. We three are one in loneliness, and the
love that binds us together is deep and strong and strange.
~ ~ ~
Outside ideas of right doing and wrong doing there is
a field. I'll meet you there.
beyond politics |
September 26, 2008 3:17 PM
R.I.P. Brother Nathaniel Taylor Jr.
The number one problem facing the CPD is the fact that we are short, upwards of 2,000 sworn personnel, and this is being concealed. The officers know it, they see it and they feel it. Morale is in the toilet. There is no leadership or support being displayed, at any managerial level.
The CPD wrongfully stripped and fired some officers. This has had long-lasting repercussions within the rank and file. The disciplinary process is not fair and objectively based. The promotional process is primarily based upon clout, not on knowledge or competency. The existing merit system leads to great frustration. We work six straight days in a row with CPD's archaic work schedule. The work schedule further increases stress levels. The residency requirement is killing the job, by keeping qualified younger officers away. The media hammers the CPD unfairly, on a daily basis. The contract has been expired for 15+ months, with no resolution in sight. The squad cars, computers and radio batteries don't function properly. Other times, there are not enough squad cars, radios and batteries to equip all the officers working. Equipment shortages and malfunctions place officers in additional danger. Officers routinely find themselves semi-involuntarily working alone. Working alone resulted in Officer Richard Francis's murder in July. The contract stipulates that officers work as two man units, during the hours of darkness. If officers complain about being assigned to work alone, retaliation will come about. Compensatory time is routinely denied, due to manpower requirements. Chicago is an exceedingly expensive city to reside in, with a very high cost of living and the worst public schools in the nation. Chicago has the some of the highest taxes in the nation,IE. sales tax. The officers are also picking up an overall feeling of hopelessness and despair, this is downright dangerous.
To be fair, Superintendent Jody Weis inherited a shipwreck of monstrous proportions from Phil Cline. This situation did not just arise under Weis's tenure, but has been festering for sometime. This situation was definitively made much worse under Cline's tenure. Many officers, initially applauded the appointment of an esteemed outsider taking the reigns. Officers believed that change was forthcoming. Some of Weis's initial moves immediately changed that assumption though. Weis sought and obtained Federal charges against Bill Cozzi, this was the icing on the cake.
Chicago Police Officers work in some of the nation's worst holes. These officers are routinely involved in life and death situations; that are to say, unnerving. Chicago is the third largest city in the nation, but now has the highest homicide rate and violent crime rate in America. NYC has a population of 8.6 million, while Chicago has 2.86 million. This year,Chicago is exceeding NYC's homicide rate.
City politicians claim that there is a 430 million dollar deficit. Yet, there is over 800 million dollars sitting in the TIF Funds, 500 million dollars sitting in a bond fund from the lease of the Chicago Skyway, and who knows how much money accrued from the lease of Midway Airport. Last year's record property tax increase was to fund police hiring, and to settle labor contracts. Where has all this money gone? Ironically, the politicians claim broke. This all, coincidentally coincides, while the police contract is being negotiated; and allegedly justifies the critical manpower shortage. Officers believe the monies are being diverted for the 2016 Summer Olympics. This is occurring at the expense of Chicago's children, residents, visitors, tourists and officers' safety.
Many chess experts, view the knight as one of the most important strategic game pieces. The knight is a necessity to win a chess game. Knights guard and defend the King, at all cost. What happens when the knights are all turned into pawns?
Remember, we are the eyes and ears, and the pulse of the third largest city in the United States. Overall pressure is building in society; fueled by the impending economic woes, the daily stress, terrorism, the wars, the disgust with corruption, and the moral decay in society. We know and feel that something is seriously askew. You could call us the blue canaries, yet we still stick it out, and keep you safe.
It's okay, joke about us,scorn us, denigrate us and look down upon us. Realize one thing, when we fail or fall in battle: Who will protect you and yours, in this AntI-GuN asylum state, called Chicago, Illinois???
The events of the last 24 hours, should cleary substantiate my position, that things are not well in Chicago. Chicago is turning into Detroit, it is becoming a very dangerous place.
There were two separate police shootings last night. One resulted in the officer surviving after an offender attempted to kill him and one resulted in an officer being murdered. Please keep him and his family in your prayers. In another incident 5 people shot, a 20 year old kid stabbed to death in an affluent neighborhood of Chicago and dozens of aggravated batteries.
Mayor Daley there are not enough police officers on the streets, please hire more before we have to bury more police officers and children. Mayor Daley, you can not wash this blood off of your hands by denying reality and flying to Russia
WE WILL BE MARCHING ON CITY HALL, THIS IS A GUARANTEE!!!
We need the help and support of all Chicago employees to make this work. Pass the word, enough is enough.
Chicago Cop |
September 28, 2008 10:50 PM
before the red light camera came to be, 1 in 10 was driving on a suspended license. as these camera's appear at every light and as speed camera are introduced the result will be 1 in 4 driving with a suspended license. the police cannot leave the streets in mass numbers to arrest these hard criminals who would dare get caught in these camera's. these trap lights will soon become a big joke as most people will be driving without a license. and i have been arrested in years back for driving on a suspened. why do i, a white man get arrested when i drive without a license but a mexican can do it and not get arrested. if i was an attorney i would have the best class action civil rights lawsuit going right now. God help us if this phony obama who was born in (and lived his childhood in kenya) gets elected. i am so disguated with our politicians.
tom ryan |
September 29, 2008 3:19 PM
Chicago Come Out and Support Your Police
Upcoming March on City Hall
The date is set for Wednesday, October 8,2008 at 1000hrs.
Be there rain or shine if you care about your/our safety, contract, rights, family and the City of Chicago. Please bring relatives, friends,coworkers,retirees and anyone who cares about the quality of life in the City of Chicago. Three murdered Chicago Police Officers in two months is too much to bear.
Design your own signs and keep them courteous and respectful.
The reason for selecting this date is simple:
The next meeting of the Chicago City Council is scheduled for Wednesday October 8,2008 at 10:00a.m.
The NYPD has had great success in the past demonstrating at One Police Plaza and at New York City Hall.
Please conduct yourselves in a respectful and courteous manner.
Together We Can!!!
Chicago Cop |
September 29, 2008 9:36 PM