(MotherJones) – Former UN Ambassador John Bolton believes the security of the United States is at dire risk under the Obama administration. And before a gathering of conservatives in Washington on Thursday morning, he suggested, as something of a joke, that President Barack Obama might learn a needed lesson if Chicago were destroyed by a nuclear bomb.
Appearing at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the nation’s largest annual conference of conservative activists, Bolton, one of the hardest hardliners of the George W. Bush administration, spoke at length about Obama’s naiveté and how various nations – Russia, North Korea, Iran – will be exploiting the new president. The most dramatic moment of his speech may have been when he cracked a joke about the nuking of Obama’s hometown.
“The fact is on foreign policy I don’t think President Obama thinks it’s a priority,” said Bolton. “He said during the campaign he thought Iran was a tiny threat. Tiny, tiny depending on how many nuclear weapons they are ultimately able to deliver on target. Its, uh, its tiny compared to the Soviet Union, but is the loss of one American city” – here Bolton changes his tone subtly to prepare for the joke – “pick one at random – Chicago – is that a tiny threat?”
Bolton wasn’t the only one who thought this was funny. The room erupted in laughter and applause. Continue reading →
(NaturalNews) – A report by the Chicago Tribune has revealed that officials in the village of Crestwood, just outside Chicago, have been secretly introducing tainted well water into the town water supply for years.
“I feel deceived,” village resident Tom Parkis said.
For years before the story broke, town residents had wondered if there might not be something wrong with their water. For example, Frank Caldario was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2009, at the age of 30. Continue reading →
(OpinionMaker) – SPECIAL REPORT – Obama and Emanuel: members of same gay bath house club in Chicago
President Obama and his chief of staff Rahm Emanuel are lifetime members of the same gay bath house in uptown Chicago, according to informed sources in Chicago’s gay community, as well as veteran political sources in the city.
The bath house, Man’s Country, caters to older white men and it has been in business for some 30 years and is known as one of uptown Chicago’s “grand old bathhouses.” WMR was told by sources who are familiar with the bath house that it provides one-year “lifetime” memberships to paying customers and that the club’s computerized files and pre-computer paper files, include membership information for both Obama and Emanuel. The data is as anonymized as possible for confidentiality purposes. However, sources close to “Man’s Country” believe the U.S. Secret Service has purged the computer and filing cabinet files of the membership data on Obama and Emanuel. Read More Here
In Operation Vigilant Guard, a Prison Planet.tv exclusive, Infowars.com reporters and filmmakers Rob Dew and Jason Douglass venture to Chicago, Illinois, to document the militarization of domestic response during disasters and terrorist events in the United States.
It is not simply the U.S. military — specifically the National Guard federalized under the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act — and Homeland Security along with local police participating in exercises held state-wide in Illinois, but the Polish and Latvian military as well. Continue reading →
What really happened at the DHS-Chicago Terror Drill? Why did a Congressman attack two college students? Are U.S. skies going to be crawling with predator drones? Is President Obama calling for forced vaccinations in his latest Executive Order? Join us on this weeks edition as we uncover the answers to these questions. Plus, we have an exclusive interview with Mark Anderson of the American Free Press on the power of the alternative media. Continue reading →
(NBCChicago) – Disaster. Mayhem. Panic in the streets.
Chicago could look a lot like a Michael Bay movie-in-action this weekend when massive emergency response exercise takes place in and around the city.
The Illinois National Guard says more than 50 local, state, federal and private agencies will participate in the drill to learn how to respond to disasters. The five-day training exercise will run from Sunday through Thursday, June 17.
Officials with the Illinois National Guard say the event is a “full-scale exercise” and residents can expect to see emergency responders throughout the Chicago area “look and acting” as if it were a real disaster mission. Read entire article
(Townhall) – If you want to get a good glimpse of what America will look like if President Obama continues to push his “change” agenda, take a close look at Chicago. But brace yourself: it is not a pretty picture.
Chicago, as we all know, is Mr. Obama’s home and the place where he served as a community organizer, a state legislator, and a US Senator. Obama championed a variety of jobs creation programs, advanced ideas to reduce crime, and sought earmarks totaling some $800 million dollars to boost the Chicago economy. By all accounts, he was energetic, determined, and successful pushing these programs.
But while many, including Obama, have focused almost exclusively on Mr. Obama’s noble intentions, few have focused on the results. Which of Obama’s efforts in Chicago delivered the promised benefits? None.
Chicago is a city in crisis. Crime rates have surged despite the many, Obama-led, community-building efforts. The number of Americans murdered in Chicago this year is about the same number of troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past year. Two State Senators have argued that Chicago’s crime problem is too big for locals to solve and have called for deployment of the National Guard. Read entire article
(KurtNimmo) – Illinois state Reps. and Chicago Democrats John Fritchey and LaShawn Ford are calling for on the governor, Chicago mayor Daley and Superintendent Jody Weis to use the National Guard in response to crime in the city.
“As we speak, National Guard members are working side-by-side with our troops to fight a war halfway around the world,” Fritchey said in a Sunday release. “The unfortunate reality is that we have another war that is just as deadly taking place right in our back yard. Is this a drastic call to action? Of course it is. But is it warranted when we are losing residents to gun violence at such an alarming rate? Without question.”Continue reading →
(NYTimes) – Stocks Soar, but Many Analysts Ask Why
The unemployment rate remains locked in a range that recalls the economic doldrums of the early 1980s. Housing is stuck in a ditch, with foreclosures rising. And consumers are still reluctant to part with the little cash they do have. Read More Here
(NorthJersey) – Cash-strapped states using income audits to get funds
State audits on income and sales taxes for the smallest businesses as well as out-of-state inquiries on operations in other states are on the rise, accountants say. Read More Here
(BusinessInsider) – There Are No New Taxes Coming In America…. Except The Massive One That Will Sock The Economy In The Gut – Read More Here
(ContrCostaTimes) – Chiang: Worst yet to come for California budget crisis
State Controller John Chiang said Monday the worst of California’s budget crisis is still to come. Read More Here
(NYTimes) – State Debt Woes Grow Too Big to Camouflage
California, New York and other states are showing many of the same signs of debt overload that recently took Greece to the brink — budgets that will not balance, accounting that masks debt, the use of derivatives to plug holes, and armies of retired public workers who are counting on benefits that are proving harder and harder to pay. Read More Here
(InfoClearingHouse) – Eighteen Million, Out in the Road
How cold and callous can we become? When, as a society and as a nation, we can undergo a massive earthquake under our very feet and before our very eyes, how can we just ignore its victims? Read More Here
(InfoClearingHouse) – Video: Tent Slums Spring Up in America
Concentrations of homeless people are nothing new in America, but recent BBC and Los Angeles Times reports depict a rising trend of shanty slums, such as a “city” of newly homeless people living in tents near the Ontario airport in Los Angeles. View Video Here
(InfoClearingHouse) – Workhouse Nation – The Plight of Mass Unemployment in America. What are the Causes? Read More Here
(WickedLocal) – Bay State foreclosures up 13.8 percent
Completed foreclosures in Massachusetts fell 19.6 percent in February, compared to January, but were 10.4 percent higher than in February 2009, according to data released Thursday morning. Also, foreclosure deeds jumped 13.8 percent to 2,058 in the first two months of the year from 1,809 during the same period in 2009, the Warren Group reported. Read More Here
(CBS2Chicago) – Report: 20,000 Illinois Teachers Could Lose Jobs
9,800 Teachers Are Already Out, Many More Layoffs Are Planned Read More Here
(AP) – IN could see new wave of foreclosures
The number of Indiana mortgages that were 90 days or more overdue jumped to its highest level in more than a year in January, a statistic that has many fearing a surge of home foreclosures in 2010. Read More Here
(FortWorthBP) – Commercial real estate to see ‘storm’ of foreclosures
The 2010 Tarrant County commercial real estate market looks to be similar to 2009 with one big difference according to local foreclosure expert George Roddy Sr.: a ‘closing window of opportunity.’ Read More Here
(ABC) – A grandfather is taking his 2nd Amendment fight to the U.S. Supreme Court in what is expected to be a landmark case. Otis McDonald, 76, is suing the city of Chicago over its handgun ban. View Video Here
Last October members of We Are Change Chicago and We Are Change Ohio attended a signing by Byron Pitts of 60 Minutes who was promoting his new book Step Out On Nothing. He was also at Ground Zero on 9/11/01 where he covered the destruction of all three World Trade Center buildings. He won an Emmy for his reporting on 9/11 day so we thought who better to ask about the mystery of WTC 7 then Byron Pitts. Continue reading →
(KurtNimmo) – In the lead-up to the Senate vote on December 23 to ram Obamacare through Congress, Democrat operative and MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews cited Saul Alinsky, Obama’s communist mentor (Alinsky wrote Obama a letter of recommendation for Harvard). Alinsky’s “liberation theology” teachings influenced Barack Obama in his early career as a community organizer on the far South Side of Chicago. Continue reading →
On Monday, Chicago Mayor Daley blamed the Ft. Hood Jihad Massacre on America’s love of guns! “Unfortunately, America loves Guns. We love guns to a point where that uh we see devastation on a daily basis. You don’t blame a group.” Continue reading →
( I am honored to share a letter with you from Saad Ali of We Are Change Chicago who recently risked his life to find out and share with everyone the truth regarding what is going on in Pakistan today. srsean1968 )Continue reading →
(Global Research) – October 9, 2009 – A new low-wage industry study [Broken Laws, Unprotected Workers. Violations of Employment and Labor Laws in America’s Cities] by the Center for Urban Economic Development, theNational Employment Law Project, and the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment exposes the dark side of workforce exploitation in America’s three largest cities – New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Continue reading →
President Obama has stated that he is happy to consider bailing out the corporate media, expressing concerns that alternative internet based news outlets will grow in popularity as a result of the downfall of newspapers. Continue reading →
The US seven-year war and occupation of Iraq is driven by several major political forces and informed by a variety of imperial interests. However these interests do not in themselves explain the depth and scope of the sustained, massive and continuing destruction of an entire society and its reduction to a permanent state of war. Continue reading →
In a lame attempt to save his hide and stay out of prison for allegedly threatening to kill federal judges, the racist talk show host Hal Turner has admitted in court that he is an FBI informant, the Chicago Breaking News Center reports today.
Forensic scientists are working on a way to reconstruct a person’s face based on their DNA, allowing police to identify people more effectively from something as simple as a piece of hair or flake of skin, according to research presented at the conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Chicago. Continue reading →
Earlier this week, residents of Atlanta, Georgia, voiced opposition to a military high school in DeKalb County. The DeKalb Marine Corps Institute is scheduled to start classes in August at the Heritage Center off Briarcliff Road in north DeKalb, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. It will be funded with public money. Continue reading →
Sen. Dick Durbin, on a local Chicago radio station this week, blurted out an obvious truth about Congress that, despite being blindingly obvious, is rarely spoken: “And the banks — hard to believe in a time when we’re facing a banking crisis that many of the banks created — are still the most powerful lobby on Capitol Hill. And they frankly own the place.” Continue reading →
A usually quiet U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Cemetery, has been unusually active lately. The National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona is a beautiful 225 acre facility located in Phoenix. Continue reading →
Former UN Ambassador John Bolton believes the security of the United States is at dire risk under the Obama administration. And before a gathering of conservatives in Washington on Thursday morning, he suggested, as something of a joke, that President Barack Obama might learn a needed lesson if Chicago were destroyed by a nuclear bomb. Continue reading →
Santelli, a former Chicago trader and financial executive, talks about President Barack Obama’s economic bailout plans, in particular Obama’s plan for the government to subsidize millions of people’s mortgages. Santelli talks about how he feels Obama’s plans go against what America represents. Continue reading →
Australian journalist, author, film maker John Pilger speaks about global media consolidation, war by journalism, US military’s quest for domination/hegemony in the post 9/11 era, false history in the guise of ‘objective’ journalism. Filmed in Chicago at Socialism 2007. Continue reading →
An Indiana county municipal official in the vicinity of Chicago reveals the contents of his meetings with FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security. The initial requests seem reasonable enough when FEMA asks the county officials to prepare a Hazard Mitigation Plan to deal with flooding, fires, high winds and tornadoes. Continue reading →
Residents of foreclosed properties in Chicago and other parts of Cook County don’t have to worry about deputies forcing them out. Sheriff Tom Dart says that starting Thursday his office won’t take part in evictions. Continue reading →