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[27 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

Opponents Deride ‘Absurdity’ Of Democratic Mayor’s Soda Tax Proposal https://t.co/rxxBQKcnSs pic.twitter.com/2HGIhO312N

— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 27, 2017

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[27 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

After 8 years of persecuting whistleblowers US Democrats now want to hear from them https://t.co/QHJ6c0B4RHSee: https://t.co/0traWco5Pu— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 27, 2017

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[24 Jan 2017 | 2 Comments | ]

Karin Hansen went to Harold Washington Library last week to fill out forms for her mother’s nursing home, but the man on the computer next to her came to watch pornography.
“I’m not talking soft focus, ’70s soft core here,” Hansen, of Andersonville, said. “We’re talking very explicit.”

The man wasn’t wearing headphones or using a privacy screen filter — he was recording the porn with his phone. Hansen found a security guard standing 15 feet away from her computer, but didn’t find much help when she told him about her neighbor.
“He said …

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[24 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

* From way back in late May of 2015…
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he wants to see how the frenzied final days of the Illinois General Assembly’s spring session play out before asking the new City Council to begin the search for new revenue to solve the $30 billion pension crisis that has dropped Chicago’s […]

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[24 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Finke…
The Illinois Senate’s “grand bargain” package of bills will be revised to create a balanced budget, Senate President John Cullerton and Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno said Monday.
During a meeting with The State Journal-Register editorial board, Cullerton, D-Chicago, said he will show Senate Democrats a draft for the state to have a balanced budget […]

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[24 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Yesterday, a commenter wondered why the House Republicans didn’t propose an alternative to Speaker Madigan’s proposed rules, which have been sharply criticized by the GOP and the Illinois Policy Institute as autocratic.
Well, House Republican Leader Jim Durkin filed a rules proposal yesterday. You can click here to read through it. […]

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[24 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

The New York Post reports:

Bronxdale HS graduated 76 percent of its students last year — but just 4 percent met CUNY college-readiness standards, The Post has learned.

Critics blasted the discrepancy, arguing that administrators are sacrificing instruction quality for attractive graduation rates.

CUNY assesses a variety of student test scores to determine if kids are ready for basic math and English collegiate course work.

Grads are deemed prepared if they post minimum scores on their SAT, ACT or Regents.

But at Bronxdale — home to 430 students — just 4 percent of its sizeable graduating class managed to post qualifying scores on those exams. The rest would have to complete remedial course work at CUNY to catch up with their peers.

The great moments of government schools.

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[24 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

Tom Brady on his friendship with Trump: “If you know someone, it doesn’t mean you agree with everything they say” https://t.co/snLm7PtHkm

— CNN (@CNN) January 24, 2017

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[24 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

Newsbusters reports:

Critics gave former Vice President Al Gore grief for predicting in An Inconvenient Truth that major cities including lower Manhattan would be underwater if severe ice melt occurred.

Now Gore is rewriting history to claim his prediction came true in promotion footage of his upcoming film, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, which debuted at Sundance on Jan. 19.

In this case, context is the difference between honesty and self-interested revisionism.

In his 2006 film, Gore warned, “If Greenland broke up and melted or if half of Greenland and half of West Antarctica broke up and melted this is what would happen to the sea level in Florida [animation shown with much of the state underwater].”

Immediately, after showing Florida, Gore showed animations of drowning cities and countries: San Francisco, The Netherlands, Beijing, Shanghai, Calcutta and then Manhattan.

“But this is what would happen to Manhattan, they can measure this precisely,” Gore warned as he showed his audience much of the city underwater, including the area where the memorial would be built.

Now, he’s twisted his original words to make it appear his prediction about Manhattan came true.

Al Gore and the struggle for controlling the past.