As a lifelong Democrat who will be enthusiastically voting for Bernie Sanders in next week’s Pennsylvania primary, I have trouble understanding the fuzzy rosy filter through which Hillary fans see their champion. So much must be overlooked or discounted—from Hillary’s compulsive money-lust and her brazen indifference to normal rules to her conspiratorial use of shadowy surrogates and her sociopathic shape-shifting in policy positions for momentary expedience.
Hillary’s breathtaking lack of concrete achievements or even minimal initiatives over her long public career doesn’t faze her admirers a whit. They have a religious conviction of her essential goodness and blame her blank track record on diabolical sexist obstructionists. When at last week’s debate Hillary crassly blamed President Obama for the disastrous Libyan incursion that she had pushed him into, her acolytes hardly noticed. They don’t give a damn about international affairs—all that matters is transgender bathrooms and instant access to abortion.
Illinois is completely insolvent, and in large part due to enormous pension liabilities which as of December were underfunded to the tune of $111 billion.
This week, our organization at OpenTheBooks.com debuted our interactive info mapping platform giving context to the 7,499 retired Illinois educators who pulled-down a pension of $100,000 or more. These retirees cost Illinois taxpayers $900 million (2015). Individually, these pension millionaires contributed so little to the system that they ‘broke-even’ on their ‘cost-basis’ within the first 20-months of retirement.
It takes the equivalent of all income taxes paid by 330,177 individual Illinois taxpayers to fund the nearly $1 billion for the 7,499 ‘highly compensated’ six-figure retirees. By any estimation, this is unsustainable. Illinois only has 6.2 million people with jobs.
Which brings us to the one chart showing where the "missing" runaway inflation in the US is hiding: if one shows the annual increase in asking rents, what one gets is the following stunning chart which shows that while rent inflation had been roughly in the 1-2% corridor for two decades, starting in 2013 something snapped, and rent inflation for some 43 million Americans has exploded and is currently printing at a blended four quarter average rate of just over 8%, the highest on record, and 4 times higher than Yellen's inflationary target.
A day after Target declared it “welcomes transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity,” the American Family Association called for a boycott of Target and created an online pledge in which signees could promise to shop elsewhere. One week after the pledge was created, it had more than 985,000 signatures.
Get out your decoder ring, let's see how many we can find! Forward (to the Left, this means moving Left), together (link arms comrades!), shared agenda (Socialism, no detractors allowed), collective (More college Commie-speak), diversity of community (bringing Chicago here, and respecting their drug sales), Seasonal laborers (illegal aliens who will never leave).
Once you learn what Mayor Larson is really saying, you can see by voting for her, you really did screw yourself and others.
On Monday, April 25th, 2016 at 3:22 p.m. Duluth Police and the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force arrested 31 year old Terrell Jermain Cullom of Chicago, IL and 33 year old Aaron Andre Reynolds of St. Paul, MN for sale of heroin. Investigators obtained a search warrant and seized 9.4 grams of heroin along with other evidence of drug sales. Cullom and Reynolds were taken to jail and formally charged in St. Louis District Court on Aid and Abet Controlled Crime in the Second Degree.
Reynolds has a previous conviction for Controlled Substance Crime in the Fourth Degree in Ramsey County District Court File No. 62-CR-08-16438 with a conviction date of September 4, 2009 and has pending charges of Aiding and Abetting Controlled Substance Crime in the Second Degree and Third Degree Sale of a Controlled Substance in St. Louis County District Court File No. 69DU-CR-16-487. Cullom has a previous conviction for Fifth Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance in Ramsey County District Court File No. 62-K8-06-003774, with a conviction date of September 18, 2008.
Carbon dioxide is plant food, as those who studied photosynthesis in junior high school know. More CO2 means more plant life. This basic truth has now been admitted by even such a retrograde news source as the BBC.
Dr. Curry is a heroine of science vs. politics. She correctly states that the current battle is between empiricism, espoused by climate realists–often referred to as skeptics–and the corrupt, theory-based alarmism, unsupported by scientific data, that is urged by politically- and financially-motivated hysterics.
You’ve got to remember that all of these governments and central banks all around the world have driven interest rates not just to zero, but to negative levels in some cases… and they are simultaneously printing up trillions of currency units. And even while they are desperately doing that the economy is falling apart in lots of different ways.
…They’ve created a super-bubble in bonds, a bubble in stocks, and meanwhile commodities have collapsed and are below production costs in many cases.
…The economy is going to be very, very bad… It’s the next stage of what I call the Greater Depression.
Some fiscal Conservative. Can't this moron go impress someone for less than $70 Billion? I guess that sounds cheap to Eddie Munster, since it's not his money. And what is 'Hamilton' about, anyway? Oh, Kanye West? You're kidding, right?
Call this establishment math. Better to choose the unelectable puppet than the guy with a mind of his own. Who knows what he might do? He might actually build a wall to keep out illegals and drug runners!
She's white? Looks more orange if you ask me...
But isn't this rich? And isn't it indicative of today's College culture? Everyone is a victim, and the victimization keeps changing. It just depends on the situation.
Recycling an April and July 2015 the DPD under the direction of Mayor Emily 'Frau' Larson and a wannabe Police Chief continue pacifying DFL Duluth’s social justice seeking progressive liberals with their so called Property Crimes of the Week which started on September 7, 2012.
Has this 3 time White of the Week (WOW) ever been arrested in the last year?
FOR THOSE THAT REALLY WANT TO SEE WHAT IS GOING ON, read The UNFAIR Liberal Agenda Driven Racial Profiling by DFL Duluth Police Department continues…
If the ISD 709 School Board is truly committed to preventing students from leaving, it could consider having exit interviews with departing students and record and address the issues discovered; there likely is a pattern. It also could find out why new families moving into the community are choosing to live outside of Duluth. And it could potentially look at boundary changes that would better equalize the socioeconomics of existing public high schools. That alone might address many of the discrepancies between the high schools.
As Tax Day (April 18th) looms, we are once again reminded of how deeply the government reaches into our pockets. However, as Bloomberg details, there is one way to reduce your income tax burden - Switch states. Federal tax rates are the same no matter where you live, but state income taxes are all over the place.
It is no wonder retirees with money take Gov. Mark Dayton's advice and move to another state.
After 37 years and trillions of dollars “invested” in our children, see below what they have achieved. The public school teachers who have been on the front lines for the last 37 years work 9 months per year, earn above average salaries, get awesome benefits, and have gold plated pension plans – all at the expense of taxpayers. And look what they have accomplished.
The tens of millions of illiterate drones think they deserve $15 per hour because it’s fair, even though they can’t count to fifteen or spell fifteen.
Thanks to a recent Supreme Court decision on public sector union membership, many members of Local 925 of the Service Employees International Union — those who had not explicitly signed up to join the union — suddenly found that dues were no longer being taken directly out of their paycheck. As a result, 38 percent of the local's membership was gone overnight.
The Duluth Police Department would like to notify the public on the release and relocation of Level III Predatory Offender 41 year old, JASON EDWARD KOEHLER. Koehler is currently living in the vicinity of the 200 North block 22nd Avenue West in Duluth. Offender has a history of sexual contact with 7 and 16 year old female victims. Conduct included offender stealing underwear for masturbatory purposes and engaging in sexually explicit conversation with the 16 year old victim. Contact included offender touching the vaginal area of the 7 year old victim. Offender was known to victims. Koehler is described a white male, 6’3” tall, 229 lbs., with Hazel eyes and red hair.
Fact sheets on Koehler will be available online at www.doc.state.mn.us/level3/search.asp and at the Duluth Police Department. For more information, contact Sergeant Tait Erickson of the Duluth Police Department at (218) 730-5609.
The Duluth Police Department would like to notify the public on the release and relocation of Level III Predatory Offender 38 year old, ERIC JASON DAHLBERG SR. Dahlberg is currently living in the vicinity of the 2500 North block of West 1st Street in Duluth. Offender has a history of sexual contact with 13-14 year old female victims. Contact included penetration where force was used to gain compliance and the offender was not known to victims. Dahlberg is described a Native American male, 5’11” tall, 190 lbs., with Hazel eyes and brown hair. Fact sheets on Dahlberg will be available online at www.doc.state.mn.us/level3/search.asp and at the Duluth Police Department. For more information, contact Sergeant Tait Erickson of the Duluth Police Department at (218) 730-5609.
The Duluth Police Department would like to notify the public on the release and relocation of Level III Predatory Offender 37 year old, CHRISTOPHER DANIEL WAYNE RUX. Rux is currently living in the vicinity of the 700 block of West 1st Street in Duluth.
Offender has a history of engaged in sexual contact with a 15 year old female victim. Contact included penile-vaginal penetration and offender was known to victim. Offender engaged in sexual contact with a 12 year old female victim. Contact included digital-vaginal penetration, having the victim fondle his penis, and asking her for penile-vaginal penetration. Offender was known to the victim. Offender engaged in sexual contact with a 14 year old male on multiple occasions over a six-month period. Contact included fellatio and penile-anal penetration. Offender was known to the victim. Offender engaged in sexual contact with a 10 year old male on multiple occasions over a seven-month period. Contact included sexual touching and masturbation. Offender was known to the victim. Offender took part in transporting and physically assaulting an adult male victim and leaving him for dead. Offender was known to the victim. Offender also self-reported a single episode of molesting his 3 year old female victim. Offender was known to the victim.
Rux is described a white male, 6’2” tall, 185 lbs., with blue eyes and brownish blonde hair.
Fact sheets on Rux will be available online at www.doc.state.mn.us/level3/search.asp and at the Duluth Police Department. For more information, contact Sergeant Tait Erickson of the Duluth Police Department at (218) 730-5609.