Chicago Department of Water Management Serves the Public

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Archie High shows respect for our Chicago elderly citizens. I am glad to see such compassion still exists. Do you think Archie will ever get an award or a thank you for such a honorable act? Archie has worked for the City of Chicago for over thirty years and was never promoted. On another note: three of Mayor Daley’s HDO members, that got city jobs, are suing Chicago. Those HDO guys sure catch on quick, don’t they? Photo by Patrick McDonough.

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  1. One of his best remembered presentations came in February 1953, when he forcefully denounced the Soviet regime of Joseph Stalin. Sheen gave a dramatic reading of the burial scene from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, substituting the names of Caesar, Cassius, Marc Antony, and Brutus with those of prominent Soviet leaders: Stalin, Beria, Malenkov, and Vishinsky. From the bishop’s lips came the pronouncement, “Stalin must one day meet his judgment.” On March 5, 1953, Stalin died



    In the ‘private sector’,(ie. everyone OTHER THAN the bloodsuckers
    feeding at the taxpayer-financed, self-defined/manipulated trough of
    tax-generated revenues),if a business fails to provide satisfactory services and/or goods to their customers and,if an employee fails to
    perform their assigned duties,the business fails to earn profits and
    the employee,sooner or later,gets fired.

    In the so-called ‘public-sector’,this natural solution to the problem
    of failure to satisfy is,for all practical/effective purposes,absent.

    Why this is so is obvious; the voters don’t bother to even register
    to vote,let alone show up on election day to cast their votes,let
    alone invest anything remotely resembling intelligent thought into
    deciding who to vote for,and why.

    There are several main reasons/excuses commonly used by the voter to
    explain/excuse themselves of actively and sincerely participating in
    their own governance. Many of these reasons/excuses are accurate and,
    without suggesting approval of them,valid and true results of the
    very successful strategies employed by those individuals whose
    interests are well served by the results of same.

    Here are a few of the more common ones:

    1) All the candidates competing for a given public office are crap,
    so why should I bother even voting at all?

    2) I’m getting what I want from my ‘elected representative’,at least
    as much of what I want as I can expect to get,so,unless I’ve been
    told that my vote is needed,(as in an incumbent being challenged
    by a strong contender),there’s no need for me to vote.

    3) Every time I bothered to vote,the candidates I voted for always
    lose so why bother, it’s a waste of my time.

    4) Vote? Why? Is there an election coming up?

    5) There is never any understandable information available on what
    the candidates for office are saying they’ll do,if they’re elected
    and, anyway, politicians are always going to say what they think
    the voters want to hear BEFORE the election,and the do whatever
    they want to, AFTER they are elected, so what’s the use?

    6) The media are bought and paid for by the ‘powers that be’, so you
    can’t believe anything,about anyone,anymore.

    7) I don’t have the time to get involved in the political process,
    and/or I’ve got better things to do with my time.

    8) All anyone can do is determine how to get what they want by
    dealing with things as they are, so you just gotta make the best
    of a bad bargain. The more things change,the more they stay the
    same. Just deal with it.

    9) It’s just human nature to look-out for number one,so you can’t
    blame the politicians for being human!

    As long as the majority of the voting public accepts the definition
    of politics as being a variety of competing interests vying for
    power and influence, instead of said definition being the striving
    to determine what is fair and best for ALL citizens, we will continue
    to see ourselves,our children and our children’s children living in a world of lies,hypocrisies,manipulations and deceptions.

    It is commonly accepted that we, the human species, are the end
    result of a process called ‘evolution’.

    I suspect that the truth is precisely the opposite,that we are
    actually no more ‘evolved’ than the so-called ‘lower species’ and,
    in fact,are devolving as each successive generation is conditioned
    to comply with the dictates of the few,all the while being told we
    are somehow in control of those small minority of manipulators who
    direct the social and economic policies imposed upon us,create the
    laws they force us to obey and,thus,gain wealth and more power to
    continue and expand their control every day.

    There are only two viable forces that the common citizen possesses:

    1) Economic (the power of BOYCOTT)

    2) Political (the power to VOTE OUT/FIRE)

    Should enough citizens choose to selectively refuse to purchase a
    product/service from a business,(ie. BOYCOTT),that business will eventually strive to determine why they have been boycotted and make
    the necessary adjustments to their business practices,albeit quite
    reluctantly,or they will be replaced by a business more responsive
    to the needs of the citizens.

    Should enough citizens choose to fire/vote out all incumbents
    presently holding the powers of public offices,those seeking to have
    political power will,eventually,have to convince the voting public
    that they are honestly and sincerely dedicated to act in only the
    best interests of all citizens, not merely in the best interests of
    themselves and their chosen few associates.

    All problems inherent in determining which specific businesses to
    boycott and the purposes of said selections require the citizen to
    engage and participate.

    All problems inherent in determining which politicians to fire/vote
    out of office are easily solved by firing all current incumbents,
    continueing to do so,until authentically honest candidates begin to
    run for office.

    All problems inherent in determining whether a political candidate
    for office is,in fact,honest and sincere about truly serving the
    best interests of all citizens require the citizen to engage and

    Thus,it may seem to be difficult at best,and impossible at worst,to
    reverse the process of devolution.

    A depressing thought. But likely true.

    Any comments?

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