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… the Laquan McDonald Affair [#Chicago]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,December 11th,2015

.. what a god – awful tragedy ..

.. McDonald is [was] a 19 – year – old teenager who was targeted by a police officer while after the commission of a crime . McDonald was carrying a knife while being confronted by a police officer . In that case , no major sweat . McD refused to surrender ..

.. what happened next is what has caused all of the conundrum . The officer [Ptl. Jason Van Dyke] confronted McDonald , and then the cop open fire on McD . One or two times would be enough . But Van Dyke shot at him 16 to 18 times . That is truly outrageous ..

.. [h/t ––]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. yes , McDonald is [was] the perpetrator . But a police officer can only use what is termed as ” reasonable force ” to apprehend a suspect . That is something that Jason Van Dyke did not do …

.. now Van Dyke stands accused of 1st – degree murder . The reverberations will shake the city of Chicago for many years to come …

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… Nice Going Al [Sharpton] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,December 26th,2013

.. Sharpton hosts a town hall – style meeting in Chicago , and guess what happens ??? …

.. a Tea Party – style revolt breaks out ! …

.. [h/t —]

.. [link] to the article …

.. On Thursday, a town hall meeting hosted by Al Sharpton and the National Action Network to address gun violence exploded into a revolt against “Chicago Machine” politics, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and the aldermen in City Hall, with panel and audience members calling to vote out their elected officials.

One 82-year-old preacher even called for “Tea Party” style meetings in some of Chicago’s south side communities such as Altgeld Gardens and Trumbull Park.

While the stated goal for Sharpton was to bring the many different groups together to discuss solutions to the city’s violence epidemic, he may not have gotten the types of responses he was looking for. Calls for more gun control laws and getting guns off the streets were nonexistent and not mentioned by residents throughout the session.

Instead, attendees offered solutions addressing the problems facing their community as a whole rather than just taking on “gun violence” itself. Audience members addressed the need for jobs and solving the foreclosure crisis plaguing Chicago’s south and west sides. Perhaps the loudest message—and one that Reverend Al or the Chicago media have yet to report on—echoed by several different people in attendance as well as panel members was that it is time for the black community to start voting differently.

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… Simple ObamaCrapCare Math …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,July 9th,2013

.. High Cost of Current Coverage , Less , low penalty fee for employer mandate = dumped employee into ObamaCrapCare exchange .

.. Young will wait , until they have to get insurance . Low individual penalty for the fine . Less grief than going on exchange . Then , pick up insurance . Result : old & sick will flood exchanges , rates will skyrocket , young will stay off , because of rates ..

… from the Heritage Foundation blog , the Foundry …

Bloomberg reports this week on the latest Obamacare trend sweeping across the country: Cities and states may soon attempt to unload unsustainable health costs on the federal government by dumping employees and retirees onto exchanges.

Both Chicago and Detroit have explored using the exchanges to reduce massive budget shortfalls, and it could set an example for others. Bloomberg quotes one expert from the Rockefeller Institute of Government: “We can expect other cities to pick up on this.… I expect [employee dumping] to mushroom.”

The incentives for cities—or even states—to dump their workers onto exchanges are significant. Bloomberg notes that reducing retiree health costs could save Detroit approximately $150 million per year—at a time when the city faces a $386 million budget deficit and $17 billion in long-term debt.

Of course, these budgetary maneuvers aren’t really “savings”—they merely represent a shift of unsustainable costs from cities and states onto the backs of federal taxpayers. If more individuals than expected—particularly retirees, who are likely to be older and sicker than the population as a whole—require federal exchange subsidies, the cost of Obamacare could rise by trillions. And if cities and even states set an example by dumping their health care obligations on the federal government, private-sector employers could well follow suit.

The spokesman for Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel called the city’s retiree health system “fiscally unsustainable,” but merely shifting that responsibility to Washington may be about as effective as moving deck chairs on a budgetary Titanic.

Meanwhile, like other Americans losing their coverage due to Obamacare, retirees themselves appear none too keen on getting dumped onto the exchanges. Bloomberg quotes one retired Detroit police officer expressing his outrage:

Imagine if they said tomorrow your Social Security, your Medicare is going away and you’re going on Obamacare.… How would you feel?

Many Americans may soon find out.

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