03/31/07. President Bush is visiting with Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva at Camp David to discuss alternative fuel sources. Corn, Sugar Cane and farming for bio fuels. E- 85. More to come, stay tune.
03/31/07. President Bush has appoligized to all Veterans for the condition of Walter Reed Hospital. He also handed out Purple Hearts to some of the patients at Walter Reed.
03/31/07. The Pentagon says that the Iraqi War can be funded through July 2007 without additional funding. The President says he will veto the Emergency Supplemental with any timetable language in the bill to withdraw troops from Iraq in March of 2008. More to Come! Stay Tuned!
03/31/07. Oil closed above $66 per barrel.
03/31/07. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi will visit Syria with President Bashar al Assad without President Bush's permission. The U.S. has said that Syria is a problem that sanctions terrorism. Hezbollah, Hamas and Sunni insurgents are all in Syria and use Syria to attack Iraqi Sunnis in Western Iraq. Pelosi will have support of the State Dept and the U.S. Embassy if she needs them. The last time a High Ranking U.S. person visited Syria was President Clinton in 1994. Pelosi will be visiting Israel's Kenneset and other Middle East countrys this week. More to Come, stay tune.
03/31/07. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ceasar Chavez! :)
03/29/07. The U.S Senate has passed the $123.2 Billion Emergency Spending War Bill HR 1591 and a time table to get troops out of Iraq by March 2008 by a 51-47 vote. Republican Senators Smith (OR) and Hagel (NE) voted with the Democrats to get the bill passed. Senator Lieberman (I) voted nay with the Republicans. Not voting were Democratic Senators Enzi (WA) and Johnson (SD). Included in the bill were $6.7 Billion for Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita, $2 Billion for Airport Security, a total of $4.2 Billion for American Agricultural Farmers and Children Health Care not just War Supplementals. $96 Billion is dedicated to the troops plus Veteran Affairs. The Appropriation Committee Chairman is Domocratic Senator Robert Byrd (WV). We cannot Micro Manage a Terrorist War by voting for a timetable relative to Troop Withdrawl. The timetable in this bill encourages and strengthens the Terrorists to continue waging attacks on soldiers and killing civillians in Iraq.
03/28/07. The Illinois House of Representatives has passed a bill to allow undocumented persons in Illinois to attain a drivers certificate. This will allow persons without a social security number to drive. Not so shocking! Other forms of ID's are used for people to obtain a drivers license and drive in the U.S.A.. This is a good idea that will allow undocumented people to get auto insurance, to purchase automobiles that will stir economic stability in the auto industry, to contribute to state and federal gasoline taxes when filling up their automobiles, to contribute in sales tax when purchasing an automobile thereby assisting are troubled state deficits, to purchase city stickers that will assist our troubled municipalities and plate stickers to assist our troubled state deficits. This will help Illinois pension problems as well. A driver certificate would be another ID, that could be used to purchase property thereby stirring the housing market again as well. Great for the Economy and Security. :) Bad for the bicycle industry. :( Finally, Great work out of our legislture. The bill will be sent to Illinois State Senate for review and adjustments. More to come, stay tune. Jim Liceaga
03/28/07. Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Hussein Obama addressed the powerful Union, AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trade department in Washington. He said that he will change the way non-union construction firms hire their workers on a job site. No more 1099 employees or independent workers on construction work sites if he is elected President of the United States. The Union membership cheered to hear this message from the junior Senator Barack Hussen Obama. (Only two years as a U.S. Senator). He also continued to say that he was in Selma, Alabama recently where Bloody Sunday occured and believes that the Civil Rights and Equality March during our struggle for equal rights was not a Celebration for African Americans, but a Celebration for America during that time. Remember at that time he lived in Hawia. He didn't experience the inequality of mainland America in the 1960's. When he finished his speech he shook hands with the all Anglo AFL-CIO representatives on the podium he shared. Not one African American or Latino on the stage with him. He did not address reporations from the Union backed construction firms that discriminated for generations past. The same Unions that blocked African American and Latino American workers from the path to middle class by bringing in European immigrants through Ellis Island legally. Only by working independently, as owners of our non-union construction trades were we, minorities able to succeed in racist America of the past. Lets never forget! Lets be real in the history. Selling out to win votes and collect money for his campaign. A CANDIDATE for PRESIDENT. The question is, Who's President! :( Jim Liceaga
03/28/07. Iran will charge the 14 out of the 15 British sailors with spying. The sailors were aboard the frigate HMS Cornwall, inspecting the ship for illegal goods. The British say that their sailors were 1.7 Nautical miles within Iraqi waters at the Mouth of the Shatt al-Arab at the northern end of the Persian Gulf. The Iranians insist that the sailors were in Iranian waters. This happened before in 2004 and was resolved peacefully. Iranians say that the 15th British sailor will be released either today or tomorrow. She is Faye Turney. The British said that they will impose a freeze on Iranian assets, all visas to Iranian officials will not be issued, all visits in and out of Iran will be stopped, trade missions to Iran is put on hold and government to government business will be halted untill all British sailors are freed. The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Sayyed Mohamaadali Hussein has said that all the British sailors are in good shape, and comfortable. He wanted their fmilies in Britain to know that the sailors are safe, and being held in much safer condition that working in the Persian Gulf. He said,"We believe this is purely a technical and legal issue and is not related to any other issue." More to come, stay tune.
03/28/07. U.S. Senate Democrats with the help of Republican Senator from Nebraska, Chuck Hagel voted in favor to fund the $122 billion dollar funding package and troops in Iraq to leave by March 2008. A timetable. Also the funding package was full of PORK that the Democrats squeezed through at the last minute. The Yaes were 52 and the Nays were 48. President Bush said he will VETO this bill when it gets to his desk. More to come, stay tune.
03/30/07. After weeks of closed door meetings with U.S. Senators amd the White House has been working on an Immigration Plan. Republican Senators would grant work visas to undocumented immigrants but require them to return to their home country and pay hefty fines ($10,000.00) to become legal U.S. residents. This is only the first draft and will be changed. The first draft plan allows for three year work visas which the plan dubs "Z" visas but the renewal would cost $3,500.00 per renewal. The undocumented worker would have legal status with the visas. Regarding border security, 18,300 border patrol agents and 370 miles of physical fencing would be in place as well as electronic monitoring of the southern border before a temporary worker program could begin. This information may have been leaked out by the President so the public could see how extreme this first draft is. Even conservative Republicans and Immigrant Advocates think this first draft goes too far. President Bush said, "family values don't stop at the Rio Grande". Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and Republican Senators were present at the meeting. The President probably used his buddy, Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez to leak this first draft from the extreme Republican U.S. Senators. Last week, a House Bill introduced by Representative Luis Gutierrez (D) Illinois and Jeff Flake (R) Arizona also attempted to appeal to conservatives. It provides six year work visas to undocumented immigrants and requires them at some point during that period to exit the country and re-enter using their work visa. More To Come! Stay Tuned!
03/30/07. Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has said that the United States in Iraq is an illegitimate foreign occupation. It was after the Democrats in Washington passed a timetable for the troops to be deployed out of Iraq by March 2008. Washington believes that King Abdullah needs to build credibility among fellow Arabs. The U.S. has said that the King is wrong because the U.S. is there due to the invitation of the Iraqi government to secure the area from terrorists. More To Come!
03/30/07. British sailors arrested by Iranians have appeared on Iranian television. They apologized for entering Iranian waters. It turns out that the female sailor will not be released as she has chosen to stay with her squad. They appear to be eating well and are being treated humanely. More To Come!
03/30/07. Farmers are preparing to plant more corn than they have in decades and increase investment due to the ethenal boom. E-85 FUEL! Increased food prices are expected by the 3rd Quarter of 2007.
03/30/07. The economy grew 2.5% in the 4th Quarter of 2006.
03/29/07. Chicago's Mayor Daley attorneys will be in Washington today to get an agreement to raise the Passenger Ticket Tax to $7.50 cents per passenger. The Tax Hike will be raised from $4.50 to $7.50 per passenger to fund the construction of the over budgeted Expansion of Ohare Airport. Currently the Passenger Ticket Tax is $4.50 and legally can be increased to $6.50 per passenger. The Mayor is not happy with that figure and will speak with Democratic leaders in Washington to increase the tax to $7.50 per passenger. Construction Over rides have reached record levels. Approx. $124 - $450 million dollars over budget. No audit has been ordered or done on the extra money needed to continue the construction. The Unions and Illinois Senator Barack Hussein Obama have not addressed the tax hike on passengers. More to come, stay tune!
03/29/07. First Lady will visit Chicago today to address a symposian at the University of Illinois Chicago campus. She will deliver a speech re. CEO's.
03/29/07. The U.S. Senate will debate today for the final passage of H.R.1591, the EMERGENCY Supplementary Spending Package for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. It will also state a timetable for when our troops get redeployed out of Iraq. Sometime in 2008. In time for the 2008 Presidential Election. Also Democratic Pork spending will be finalized in the Bill. More to come, stay tune!
03/29/07. The new Sky Walk Way is open to the public today in the Grand Canyon. You will be able to walk off the cliff of the Grand Canyon safely to observe sites with complete freedom from obstruction FOR ONLY $25 dollars. The floor is glass and you can see straight down. Make sure to check it out this summer. Enjoy! :)
03/29/07. The Attorney General's former Chief of Staff, Kyle Sampson will testify in front of the Senate's Judiciary Committee to explain the firing of eight U.S. Attorneys in 2004. More to come, stay tune.
03/29/07. Senator Barack Hussein Obama seemed confused as President of the Senate this morning. He had to confer with the parlimetary experts on parlimentary procedures/rules quite often today. U.S. Senators were confused by his actions and had to stop the votes to get a handle on what was on the Senate floor for debate. Better to be sure than to vote on a bill not understood. As a Harvard Graduate and Constitutional expert it was hard to see him so unsure of himself. I'm sure the more times he presides over the U.S. Senate, the better he will get. This has happened before on the Senate floor. But as President of the United States, it could be fatel, not knowing the subject matter before you. or, Maybe it was a Chicago/Illinois political move to confuse the legislative body, than vote? That would show political Genius. Only the Junior Senator from Illinois knows.
03/25/07. Illinois Secretary of State, Jessie White said he will go to the Illinois Legislature to ask for $22 million dollars to start the process in getting the Real ID Act started in Illinois. By May 11th, 2008, all people looking to get a drivers license in Illinois will need a birth certificate. More ID requirements will be needed, but is not yet complete. More to come, stay tune.
03/25/07. On Friday the USS John F. Kennedy Carrier was decommissioned after 40 years of service. It was 1 of 2 fossil fueled Carrires. The historic ship was towed to Philadelphia. We salute all the sailors who served on this Carrier. : )
03/25/07. In Japan a 6.9 Quake hit at 9:42 a.m. their time off the North Coast of Ishikawa, Japan. 1 person dead and about 160 people injured. 46 homes were knocked down, and Commercial Buildings fell.
03/24/07. House of Representative Democrats have passed legislation to fund the troops in Iraq with a condition to bring our troops home by September. This legislation will be sent to the Senate. Democrats there will be sure to bounce it back to Nancy Pelosi for revision. President Bush has said he will veto the bill if it gets to his desk. We can't set a timetable for when U.S. troops will leave Iraq. Terrorist Insurgents will view this as a win. The region would become unstable. The Emergency Funding of U.S. troops must be voted on by April 15th, 2007. More to come, stay tune. Check out our section in this Web Site entitled President News. : )
03/24/07. Germany practices segregation of its students by the age of 10 years old. The German Educaion System test young children to point them either in University Studies, Academic Studies, or Trade School. That seems to be changing. German parents are tired of the discrimination that their children are experiencing. At the age of 10 years old, how many children really are focused on their studies. The German Education Secretary has been concerned that in todays world, Germany is loosing the potential of millions of young minds that would eventually move into carreers of their choice. This would create a better, sharper, and happier workforce in Germanys future.
03/23/07. On Thursday, the band 'Tommorrows Alliance' ROCKED the house at their first stage performance. They played five original songs and the audience cheered on and loved the four member band.
03/23/07. Film maker Jim Liceaga has won Best Drama for his movie "Rockumentary".
03/23/07. The U.S. is upset with Italy for its deal with the terrorist group, Taiban. Italy handed over last Monday, five jailed terrorist for one Italian journalist named Daniele Mastrogiacomo who was being held by the Taliban. The journalist was kidnapped by the terrorist to use as leverage against NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Negotiating with terrorist will only embolden the terrorist to commit more kidnappers. Secretary of State, Condileeza Rice, called the Italian Prime Minister, Prodi and told him that this was unacceptable to the United States. More to come, stay tune.
03/23/07. Open Skies Agreement has been finalized and will start in March 2008. Six months later than expected. Any United States and Any European Airline will be able to use each others Airports. Before, Airlines would have to make special deals to use an Airport. That was not convenient for passengers and usually cost consumers more money. With the Open Skies Agreement, consumers will be able to fly directly to their destination without having to stop at another Airport before connecting a flight to their final destination. The Airlines is looking to have a level playing by the year 2010 or the Agreement will be off. Analysts believe this Agreement would create 80,000 new jobs world wide. More to come, stay tune.
03/23/07. In Munich Germany, the Jewish Museum finally opens today. The idea came out of a 1928 promise to build a museum that would show how important the Jewish culture has influenced and promoted German society from the organization of Cenral Council of Jews in Germany. Why is this opening so important? Munich, Germany is where the Nazi Party got its momentum to launch its hateful and deadly strategies to terrorize and hold hostage the world and where the Natzi's killing machine of the Jewish people was ordered. We should never forget.
03/22/07. Democratic Presidential Candidate and former U.S. Senator John Edwards will continue his run for the Presidency of the United States. His wife had suffred from breast cancer in 2004. The cancer has returned and has moved from her breast to her bones. It is treatable but none of us know exactly how bad it really is. The cancer she has is not curable. The family doctor said that he believes Elizabeth Edwards is strong enough to campaign with her husband. With new treatments Mrs. Edwards will be able to handle this Presidential Cycle even with her stage four cancer. It is possible that she could live another 15 years. We wish Elizabeth the best and HOPE she makes it to 2008 Presidental election day. Jim Liceaga More to come, stay tune.
03/27/07. Anna Nicole Smith's son, Daniel's death back in September 2006 will be looked at in the Bahamas today. More To Come!
03/27/07. Anna Nicole Smith's dealth is caused by accidental overdose of prescribed medication. With that, the Seminole tribal police Chief Charlie Tiger has said Monday that the case is now closed.
03/27/07. Department of Justice official Monica Goodlings said she would not testify because U.S. Senators have already decided that wrong doing occurred when eight U.S. Attorneys were fired. She will take the Fifth Amendment. She has delivered a letter to the Judiciary Chairman, Senator Patrick Leahy (D) Vermont. Goodling is a senior counsel and White House liaison to Gonzalez. She has taken a leave of absence. She has been subpoenaed to testify this Thursday. More to Come! Stay Tuned!
03/27/07. Newspaper stocks are at a 5 year lows and internet sites are to blame. Stay Tuned!
03/27/07. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez is visiting Chicago to speak on a crackdown on child abuse. More to Come!
03/27/07. The price of crude oil is up to $63 per barrel due to the British-Iranian incident with 15 British sailors (14 men and 1 woman) captured and blamed for being in Iranian waters. This gives Iran leverage in dealing internationally regarding the sanctions imposed on Iran March 25th, 2007 from the United Nations 15 member Security Council. This also gives Iran a huge boost in oil prices on the international commodity market as Iran is a top producer of oil. In 2004 the British and Iranians were in a similar situation and it was resolved peacefully. The captured sailors will most likely be seperated all over Iran until this is over. Iran says that the sailors are being treated humanely.
03/26/07. The Iranians have declared they will not release the 15 British Sailors that they arrested last week for entering Iranian waters. The British said that their sailors, special forces were in Iraqi waters. This is not the first time the British and the Iranians have dealt with similar circumstances. The Iranians are demanding that their officials are being held in British jails and want them released. The British say no. Iran has repoted they will charge the 15 sailors for spying and will have a Court hearing to decide their fate. The U.S. is working behind closed doors in the U.N. and at the State Department to get them released. More to come, stay tune.
03/26/07. Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has rejected the new United Nations sanctions passed by the 15 member security council, saying that "they are illegal" and warned, "Nations imposing the sanctions against Iran will suffer a greater damage themselves. His country's nuclear activities are legal, based on the country's legal and inalienable rights and the program would continue without hesittion." More to come, stay tune.
03/26/07. Seven weeks after the former T.V. star, former playmate, and mega millionaire, 39 year old Anna Nicole Smith's death, Miami, Florida's Broward County medical examiner's office has released her official cause of death. She died on February 8th, 2007, buried on March 2nd, 2007 in the Bahamas next to her 20 year old son who died in September 2006. The Medical Examiner, Joshua Perper has officially ruled today that Anna Nicole Smith death was a Accidental Overdose of prescribed drugs. More to come, stay tune.
03/26/07. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez is scheduled to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committe on April 7th, 2007 to explain the firing of the eight U.S. Atorneys when President Bush won his re-election in 2004. This will most likely Make or Break the Attorney General at this Judicial hearing. In 2004, Alberto Gonzalez was the President's White House Council/Attorney. He became Attorney General in 2005. More to come, stay tune.
03/25/07. The United Nations 15 member Security Council approves new sanctions on Iran for its refusal to suspend uranium enrichment program. Iranian Foreign Minister, Manouchehr Mottaki said, "Iran presents no threat to international peace and security and therefore falls outside the councils charter mandate. As we have stressed time and again, Iran's nuclear program is completely peaceful." On December 23rd, 2006 the United Nations set embargos to get Iran to comply with halting Uranium production. A. They are as follows; Prohibit trade with Iran in nuclear materials and ballistic missiles. B. National and International banks are baned from making any new loans to Iran. C. Barring transfer of nuclear materials and know-how. The New Embargo is as follows; D. Freeze assets of individuals and institutions involved in Tehran's atomic programs. E. Cut sales on weapon exports regarding sales of small arms and explosions. The five permanent members of the council are the United States, China, Russia, Britain, and France. Germany has frooze the assets of 28 additional individuals and organizations involved in Iran's nuclear and missile programs. The resolution also calls for a voluntary travel embargo on Iranium officials and Revolutionary Guard Commanders. The 10 non-permanent council members are Belgium, Italy, Qutar, Congo, Panama, Slovakia, Ghana, Peru, South Africa, and Indonesia. More to come, stay tune.
03/25/07. More Chicago cops in trouble and being sued for beating business men, patrons of Jefferson's Tap & Grill on December 15th, 2006. More to come, stay tune.
03/25/07. The E.U. turns 50 this weekend. Happy Birthday! : ) More info to follow. Jim Liceaga
03/22/07. The Federal Reserve has not raised interest rates. Keeping the interest rate at 5.25%. The Federal Reserve wants to control inflation. It is possible that the Federal Reserve could lower interest rates by May 2007. The last time the Fed changed interest rates was June of 2006.
03/21/07. 155 Media Staffers have been killed in Iraq since the Iraqi War began in March 2003.
03/21/07. 4,000 Anti War protestors marched peacefully in downtown Chicago. No arrests and no pro Iraqi war groups were present.
03/21/07. The merger between XM and Sirius Satellite Radio is looking to Congress like a huge monopoly in the radio industry. These two companies say that it could not be a monopoly because it's competition is regular radio stations. Stay tune.
03/21/07. Russia threatens to suspend delivery of nuclear fuels to Iran if Iran does not stop the enrichment of Uranium.
03/21/07. Benito Juarez was born today. Happy Birthday. : )
03/20/07. Today is the first day, of the beginning of the fifth year of the Iraqi War the U.S. is involved in fighting terrorism. Anti War groups in the U.S. will march and demand that the Iraqi War end today, to end the funding of the war, and to end the recruitment efforts for the war. They are chanting, "STOP THE WAR!" The Democrats in Washington want to stop the funding of the War, but they know this would cause a problem with American voters in the Presidential Election in 2008. Democrats demanding that U.S. soldiers get out of Iraq in 2008. More to come, stay tune.
03/20/07. Illinois. The Cook County, Stroger Hospital's police force has been hit with a judgement of over $1 million dollars from a law suit that a pregnant women who lost her baby filed. The Hospital's police department used excessive force against the pregnant woman who should not have been manhandled. Another law suit is pending from a 71 year old man against Stroger Hospital. The old man was waiting in his automobile. Police dragged him out of the car and beat him for questioning their authority. This is normal for Cook County. More to come, stay tune.
03/20/07. Former V.P. Ramadan of Iraq under Saddam Hussein's regime has been hung for his role in murdering 148 Shiites in 1982.Only a few hundred people showed up for his burial.
03/20/07. European Union Agricultural Ministers meet in Belgium to discuss single subsidized payment to farmers. This will help farmers grow crops the market place is wanting. Subsidies to European farmers is to suppose to end in the year 2013.
03/20/07. Vice President Dick Cheyney has been admited to the hospital for pains in his leg again. A blood clot was found earlier and has not responded to the blood thiners prescribed to him from doctors. He left the doctors office and went back to work with a diagnosed blood clot in his leg that has not decreased in size. Blood thiners were given to him and doctors are paying close attention to his health. MORE TO COME, STAY TUNE.
03/20/07. Germany blasts the United States - Poland Missile Shield Pact. Germany is on the Russian's side of this issue. More to come, stay tune.
03/20/07. Venezuala's President Hugo Chavez has been re-elected to his third term. A term lasts six years. President Chavez wants to implement his 21st Century Model of Socialism not only in his country but across Latin America.
03/20/07. U.S. Postal Stamps will increase to 41 cents starting May 14th, 2007. The 2 cent increase will help with costs that are out of control at the Postal Service. An additional Stamp that will not increase in price will be offered as well. You will be able to use this stamp at any time in the future without having to pay any additional cost. Buyer beware! More to come, stay tune.
03/20/07. Govenor Bill Richardson and 2nd tier Democratic Presidential Candidate commented that Candidates from either the West or East coasts are not necessarily the best peaople to lead the country. Middle states that have a heavy population of latinos that are registered to vote will play a major role to win the White House. Richardson should not be counted out. More to come, stay tune.
03/20/07. SPRING HAS FINALLY ARRIVED! : )
03/20/07. Yesterday and today my Comcast ISP was up and down all day. We got the news to you later than we wanted. Things back to normal and the system is stable. We thankyou all for your viewership. Tell a friend and keep on tuning in. Thankyou. Jim Liceaga : )
03/22/07. Former Vice President, Al Gore visited Capital Hill to speak about his GLOBAL Iniative on CO2 gases. Global Warming! He said, "The EARTH Has a FEVER! ACT ON GLOBAL WARMING! A Planetary Emergency" Unfortunately Al Gore would not take a PLEDGE to get rid of his 21,000 square foot MANSION in Tennessee that uses 15 to 22 times more energy than an average American household. Typical Rich Democrat that says 'Do What I Say, Not As I Do!' Gore uses alot of energy! I mean alot. From his Mansion to his vacation homes, to his use of private jets, to his big gas loving automobiles. Alot of energy. By the way America, Al Gore says, you need to pay more taxes to stop yourself from consuming energy so easily. Go Green! Carbon Nuetual Planet. WHAT! Inconvenience Truth. Be real Vice President. More to come, stay tune. Jim Liceaga :)
03/22/07. Senator Barack Hussein Obama's hired Web Site creator, Blue State Digital has been identified in the creation of a non flattering image of Presidential Candidate Senator Hillary Clinton. All this ugly campaigning from Obama's Presidential Campaign camp is exactly what the Presidential Candidate Barack Hussein Obama said at the start of his campaign he would not allow. He also said that it wasn't his team that created this ugly image of the former First Lady. Unfortunately he didn't inform his own campaign or those associated with his campaign about his strategy of playing nice in his run for the PRESIDENCY in 2008. All this ugly politics, especially in the month that is dedicated to honor women for their contributions to our great land. Senator Barack Hussein Obama needs to be honest about his role in this ugly attack on Hillary Clinton. To cover his tracks, the web site's employee that put the negative image of Hillary Clinton on the Internet for millions to see has been fired. The first negative attack in this Presidential cycle has come out of the Democrat's leading Presidential contender, Barack Hussein Obama. Is it possible he knew nothing about this assault? We will never know. You must take his word and have blind faith in his actions. HOPE is what you may need. Either you hope he did it or hope he didn't. HOPE! More to come, stay tune. Jim Liceaga
03/22/07. Cook County, Illinois has lost 88,000 residents. People are moving out because of high real estate taxes, and expensive sales taxes in this heavily Democratic County. The Illinois Counties that are the fastest growing are, Kendall County ranked number two and Will County ranked number 36th fastest county.
03/22/07. In Naperville, Illinois a High School girl has filed a law suit against the School District for breaching her 1st Amendment rights. She was told to take off a shirt that read, "Smile and be Happy and not Gay". More to come, stay tune.
03/21/07. The Federal Reseve has announced it will not change interest rates. This information caused the Dow Jones to go up 159 points with 3 billion shares traded. : )
03/21/07. Southern States are promoting the idea of having the month of April observe the soldiers of the Confederate Army as heros. They want to pass a bill that would make this a National Federal observance. States Rights is their motto. For me, this would honor terrorist that caused our Great Nation to loose over 500,000 soilders on both sides. Killed millions of innocent civilians. Terrorized millions of American Citizens. For God sake, the Confererate flag is a symbol of terrorism. A flag that represents the evil that one group of people did to another and held a Nation hostage. It is the same as the Nazi symbol. Keeping humans in bondage. Confederates tried to kill our 16th President and Cost this Nation billions of dollars. The Confederate Army tried to over throw our country and should be remembered as evil and as terrorists. Nothing honorable about these people called Confederate soldiers. Check out the section in this Web Site entitled U.S. WARS. Jim Liceaga
03/21/07. Democrats in Washington reject President Bush's agreement to allow all of his White House officials to answer questions re. the eight U.S. Attorneys that were let go after the President was re-elected. More to come, stay tune.
03/18/07. Condoleeza Rice is to visit The Middle East next week to continue efforts for a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians. Condi will also meet with other Arab nations in the region as part of her renewed push for peace. A two state solution is the goal among all the nations involved.
03/18/07. The average number of people per family in Palestine is 7 and the current population is approximately 3.8 Million. There are 650 Military check points maintained by Israel which results in a loss of 8 million working hours. 60% of Palestinians have spent time in Israeli jails. Approximately 11,200 Palestinians are currently jailed with 9,200 of them being held for political reasons not criminal action.
03/18/07. 125,000 Chinese Students will attend Universities in Ethiopia. Today 16,000 Tiawanese will take a test to become tourism guides in Tiawan. They are getting ready for the tourists coming from mainland China. China has opened up the process for the Chinese population to travel as guests to Tiawan.
03/18/07. China's National Bank has increased their interest rate. The reason is to curb inflation and guarantee liquidity. Economists believe that this will not effect most property prices, only high priced properties. The Chinese Stock Market will not be effected due to the great business/corporate growth in China. Banks in China believe that this will not effect their bottom line but increase it. Petrol in China has increased 15%, $150 Billion averaging 300 barrels of Petrol per day.
03/18/07. The African Caribbean Pacific interests is attending a European Union meeting in Brussels, Belgium. The capital of the E.U.. On the agenda is security, trade, treaties, Democracy, and banking. More to come, Stay tune.
03/17/07. Chicago's Irish Day Parade kicks off. Check out the Irish Heritage Museum. Top of the Morning to you. Have a great day.
03/17/07. The Formula One starts in Austria. New rule changes put the importance of the ability of the drivers and the current leaders will have their work cut out for them. More to come, stay tune.
03/17/07. NASA has released pictures of their robot probe that has been traveling the surface of Mars for the last three years. The pictures of fantastic and goes to show you that technology is great. :)
03/17/07. Airbus will lay off 10,000 workers to cut costs. Unions organized thousands of demonstrators against Airbus management and the plan Airbus has for restruction of the company. Airbus is trying to save some jobs. More to come, stay tune.
03/17/07. The G8 meeting in June will be on Environmental politics. The U.S. believes that technology will be the aswer to environmental benefits. The European Union wants the U.S. to sign the Keodo Treaty. More to cime, stay tune.
03/16/07. The 2012 Olympics scheduled to take place in London is experiencing budget overruns. The original cost in 2005 was 2.4 billion pounds. As of today the cost is 9.4 billion pounds. Three Times more than originally estimated. Increased expenses will be expected before 2012 arrives. The extra money spent on the 2012 Olympics will have to be paid off by Britain's tax payers. Normal Government Programs usually paid by tax payers will be affected. Chicago Mayor Daley's favorite word, Overruns! Magic to his ears. Top of the Morning to You. :)
03/16/07. Iraq's Vice President, Adil Abd Ali-Mahdi met with President Bush in the White House yesterday. They spoke about security and trade in Iraq. Afterwards, Iraqi's Vice President visited wounded U.S. soldiers Hospitalized. He thanked them for their sacrifice and valor for fighting terrorism in his country.
03/16/07. Democrat Senator Harry Reed's legislation to limit the Iraq War and bring U.S. troops home failed in the Senate. More to come, stay tune.
03/16/07. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez is scheduled to answer questions on Capital Hill regarding the eight U.S. Attorneys relieved from their positions after President Bush was re-elected. Democrat Senators Schumer and Kennedy want Mr. Gonzalez to resign. The Senators should know that 1. U.S. Attorneys serve four year terms. 2. U.S. Attorneys serve at the pleasure of the President. 3. The eight U.S. Attorneys finished their four year term. 4. In the first three months of President Clinton's first term in the Oval Office, President Clinton fired 92 of the 93 U.S. Attorneys. President Clinton kept only one, that was Micheal Chernof.
03/16/07. The German Chancelor Merkle will visit Poland today. On the Agenda is trade, security, in particular the Missile Shield Defense System Poland and the United States has agreed upon. More to come, Stay tune.
03/19/07. Airbus A380 makes it's first flight to America today and is Airbus' chance to show off the superjumbo to potential U.S. buyers and to the airports they hope will be flight bases for the double-decker jet. The jet has a wingspan wider than a football field, is 8 stories tall and seats more than 500 passengers. The flight is a chance for Airbus to prove that the plane will be ready when the first deliveries are made in October to Singapore airlines. Airbus has been beset by management and financial crisis including a two year delay to the A380 that wiped more than euro5 billion (US$6.61 billion) off profit forecasts. Jens Bischoff, Lufthansa's vice president for the Americas commented that this jet represents aviation for the 21st Century. Lufthansa Chief pilot Juergen Raps, who has flown the A380 before said that the jet is nimble and responsive despite the superjumbo's size. He also said, "If I were to compare it to driving, you would think this would be like driving a truck or a bus but inside the plane's cockpit, it's like driving a Ferrari. After the inagural run, Lufthanasa and Airbus will operate a demonstration flight to Chicago on Tuesday.
03/19/07. Thousands of Italians have protested our use of an Army base in Vicenza, Italy. The protestors are encouraged by the current Prime Minister, Prodi. The U.S. base houses the 173rd Airbourne Brigade. They use it to train soldiers going in to fight terrorism and giving soldiers a place to rest from fighting in the Middle East. The U.S. wants to increase the population of the base with an additional 1,600 troops to bring the total U.S. military population to 4,400 by 2011. The former Italian Prime Minister, Bernasconi was pro U.S. and will most likely intervene. Remember, the U.S. freed Italy from terorism in World War II. More to come, stay tune.
03/19/07. The Iraq War's 4th Anniversary sparked protests this weekend in Washington, Los Angeles, San Diego, New York and Hartford Conneticut. Protesters were met in some cities with counter-protestors waving American flags in a show of support for the U.S. troops. A counter-protestor in San Francisco cited that it was important to make sure that the sacrifices that we've already made are counter productive and added that "This is a war we can still win." White House spokesman Blair Jones commented that "Our Constitution guarantees the right to peacefully express one's views" and that "The men and women in our military are fighting to bring the people of Iraq the same rights and freedoms."
03/19/07. The Iraq War has reached a full four years. Fighting Terrorism and keeping Terrorism off our shores. The total number of U.S. soldiers that have died as of March 19th, 2007 has been 3217 and injured 24,400. God Bless the men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces. More to come, stay tune.
03/19/07. Carpentersville has been pursuing to pass an English only ordinance targeted at forcing the 40% Hispanic community of the 35,000 Carpentersville residernts to declare English the official language of Carpentersville which doesn't make sense when you consider that the U.S. has Spanish speaking territories. The U.S. also has The Guadalupe Hidalgo treaty of 1848 which indicated that the Mexican culture would not be taken away including the freedom to speak and use the Spanish language which is part of the United States of America. Due to the resulting friction among residents, Hispanics in Carpentersville are being targeted with racial remarks such as "go back to Mexico" and "we don't want you here, go back home." A five month pregnant Hispanic woman/resident voiced fears of even saying 'hi' to anyone for fear of being hurt and expressed concern that if she was attacked could she safely go to and trust the local police force. A 25 year old hispanic male said he'd be happy to learn English if classes were available around his work schedule. I have friends and family as many of us do who immigrated to this Great country from Poland, Italy, Greece, China...the list goes on. These communities have co-habited our neighborhoods for generations spouting their ethnic neighborhood names such as "Little Italy", Greek Town, China Town. These immigrants have had the "freedom/libery" to print neighborhood newspapers as well as conduct business in their neighborhoods in their native tongue without government interference. Many of them who had migrated to this country in their early teens and twenties lived to see their 80 and 90th birthday's knowing but a few words of English. This proposal is a slap in the face of every concerned citizen who marched, fought and rallied in the 60's to uphold and maintain Equal Rights and freedom of speech for all American citizens!
03/19/07. Democratic Presidential Candidate, Senator Barack Hussein Obama told his guests in Denver, CO who paid $100.00 per plate that he does not believe in the Patriot Act. He said he believes in Habius Corpus, he believes that mail and e-mail should be left alone from terrorist investigators. Too bad Barak doesn't feel the same way about Police Camera's in the streets of Chicago!
03/18/07. Norway is the first nation to recognize the New Unity Palestinian Government and has lifted all sanctions against Palestine.
03/18/07. Palestinians have joined together, Hamas and Fatah parties elected one cabinet to represent their New Unity Government. A bi-lateral agreement to forward talks on issues of finance, security, housing, the 650 Israeli Military checkpoints, their economy, economy, land grab by Israel, energy, Palestinians in Israeli jails, education, family matters, infant mortality, renew markets. The European Union and Norway are pleased with this union. Israel is upset and the Prime Minister Olmert told his cabinet that he would not work with the New Coalition. He said, "the new government's platform includes problematic elements that cannot be acceptable to Isreal and the International community, like the right to resist, the use of terror and the non-recognition of Israel." Olmert's boycott of the Palestinian Unity Government was approved 9-12 by the Israeli Cabinet. The New Palestinian Coalition Government was sworn in by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbass. He said, "hand again for peace and equality. I would like to address the Israeli people and their government and their parties to say we are ready, we are prepared without any pre-conditions to go along the road of just peace by means of resuming negotiations. We regret all sorts of violence and we look for an agreement, a solution that is based on negociations". A New Coalition government will open the door to renewed international aid. The President of the EU praised the Coalition Government and called upon Palestinians and Israelis to immediately release prisoners and move towards peace. The EU urges the Palestinian government to support all efforts for the immediate release of the abducted Israeli corporal, Gilad Shalit. It also calls for the immediate release of Palestinian ministers and legislators detained in Israel.
03/13/07. Britain has announced that by 2050, Britain will cut their Carbon Emmissions by 60%. The real question is how will most of us now living know if they will comply to their own mandate. Souns good though.
03/13/07. In China, farmers along with laborers marched and protested against the high cost of transportation. Getting their goods to market is costing them too much money and cutting into their bottom line. The protestors damaged police cars and fought with the police. More to come, stay tune.
03/13/07. Democrat leaders in the 110th Congress have dropped the language in a wartime spending bill that sought to stop unauthorized military action in Iran. Democrats, led by Maxine Waters and Barack Obama have commented that they want the troops in Iraq to come home starting in May 2007. Democrats are hoping that the President runs out of money for our troops in Iraq before a spending bill for our troops will be approved. More to come, stay tune.
03/13/07. The European Union has decided for the first time to allow CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS. This will allow stronger consumer confidence in Europe. More to come, stay tune.
03/13/07. President Bush has arrived in Mexico City for talks with newly elected Felipi Calderon. Todays discussion will be on Immigration and Illegal Drugs. This is the last Latin American country President Bush will visit on his good will tour.
03/13/07. Chicago's Finance Committee has approved the funding guarantee for the 2016 Olympics. The City Council has to vote on the approved funding package on Wednesday. More to come, stay tune.
03/13/07. The Opinion Research Group report shows former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is polling ahead of all the Republican Presidential Candidates. Rudy Giuliani is at 34% and Senator John McCain of Arizona is at 18% of most likely Republican voters. Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich tied at 9%. All other Republican candidates came in at 3%. There is a plus or minus of 5%. More to come, stay tune.
03/13/07. The Stardust Hotel in Las Vegas was destroyed, blown up to make room for a new MEGA gambling complex. The Stardust was built in 1958 by the Mafia. They used money generated from illegal drugs, prostitution, illegal gambling, shakedowns, and theft of property across the United States, mainly in minority areas. It was a grand sight to see it blown up. Unfortunately the same people that owned that hotel and their families, the bad guys have won and made billions of dollars on the backs, the blood of the minorities they victimized and terrorized. America is paying for the abuse the Mafia imposed on people of color in the so called Good Old Days. Social services paid out to generations of people who have been addicted to booze, drugs, and lack of hope. Imagine all the money us tax payers have paid out while a few families made out like bandits. It isn't right and America could figure out and find those families that benefitted. Why should AMERICANS have their property taxes, all taxes and fees increased. Our great grand fathers, grand fathers, fathers, s and now our chidren have paid and built what these politicians are sayng we need to pay again. This Mayor and Govenor selling off/leasing off the peoples assets that generate revenue. Remember we paid for it. 50 year leases is like selling those assets owned by the people. Most of us will not be here to see what really happens to those assets being leased off. All because the Mafia terrorized groups of people back in the so called good old days. Let's find who benefitted from these illegal terroristic actions against minority groups. A social policy that screwed the American TAX PAYER as well. These families need to pay and pay all their assets back to society to get people off the social welfare. Jim Liceaga : )
03/15/07. A smoking ban in Cook County begins today for restaurants, office buildings, etc. Anyone smoking outside the buildings must be 15 feet from the door. Bars and taverns are exempt from this ban until July 2008.
03/15/07. The City of Chicago and Mayor Daley's city councel has voted to guarantee the $500 Million to host the 2016 Olympics. 5 Alderman voted against the funding. More To Come! Stay Tuned!
03/15/07. The Mecca Accords was signed between Fatah and Hamas creating a shared power Palestinian Unity Government. A new Prime Minister and Cabinet is to be named. Two thirds of Palestinians live in poverty. EU and U.S. boycotted funding to the PLO who have welfare to Palestinians. With the boycott in place, the U.N. has made payments recently to Palestininas to keep them alive. The New Palestinian Unity Government must announce peace with Israel in order to obtain future assistance from the EU and U.S. More To Come!
03/15/07. BMW sold 1 1/2 Million cars in 2006 up 28% with a $3 Billion Euro profit.
03/15/07. Bulgaria, Greece and Russia signed a New Oil Pipeline deal. Russia holds 51% ownership in the deal. 2009 is the target date for the completion of the pipeline.
03/15/07. A New Species of Large Wildcat named "The Clouded Leopared" has been found in Bourneo. Approximately 11,000 Clouded Leopards live in the jungles of Bourneo. DNA test indicate that The Clouded Leopards are not related to the species of leopards currently known.
03/15/07. Opec is meeting in Vienna to discuss the world market. Will the 12 nations produce more oil to bring the prices down? More To Come!
03/15/07. Presidential Candidate, Senator Hillary Clinton told gay rights activists 2 weeks ago that she was "Proud" to stand by their side. But yesterday when asked by the National Media is she thought homosexuality was immoral she sidestepped the question by responding, "I'm going to leave that to others to conclude." More To Come!
03/15/07. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez said he will not resign. Holding firm, he is the Terrorist's Worst Nightmare. More To Come. Stay Tuned!
03/15/07. The Pentagon released a transcript yesterday of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the master mind of the September 11, 2001 boming of New York's Twin Towers. He admitted that it was his idea and that he was involved in the planning of other terror attacks. A U.S. Military hearing on Saturday revealed from his statement, "I was responsible for the 9/11 Operation from A to Z." as well as 29-31 other terror operations. The hearing was conducted at the U.S. detention facility at Guantamano Bay, Cuba.
03/15/07. MI6 and the KGB are spying on each other. The level of spying is at Cold War levels. There are 35-40 know Russian spys in Britain. Kensington Britain is where the Russian Embassy is located The big question is, "What is Putin up to?' Britain has been caught spyng in Russia using a device that looked like a rock. Spying is the 2nd oldest professions.
03/14/07. A Provision in a security bill added in 2006 allows the president to appoint interim federal prosecutors who can serve indefinately without Senate confirmation.
03/14/07. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez is under pressure to resign from New York Senators Charles Schumer and Senator Hillary Clinton due to his relieving 8 of the 93 U.S. attorneys. They were relieved due to poor performance relative to their lack of investigation of voter fraud and corruption. Attorney General Gonzalez's Chief of Staff, Kyle Sampson resigned on Monday. Democratic Senators Schumer and Kennedy are on the Senate Judiciary Committee which is holding hearings about the firing of the 8 U.S. attorneys which they alledge were politically movtivated. President Bush's first term legal counsel Harriet Miers wanted to relieve all 93 of the U.S. Attorneys at the beginning of President Bush's second term but Gonzalez intervened and determined only the 8 needed to be relieved. Gonzalez served as White House counsel in President Bush's first term. All political appointees can be removed by the President at any time for any reason. More To Come!
03/14/07. Germany's new law will allow illegal immigrants to live in Germany if they: 1. Live in Germany for 6 years; 2. Register; 3. Have a job or potential job, and 4. Learn Basic German.
03/14/07. intel has been approved to build a $2.5 Billion plant in North East China. intel has plants in U.S., South America, Europe, China and possibly India.
03/13/07. Hundreds of young socialist college protestors rioted in front of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. The protestors want the U.S. out of Iraq. This was a small group of people in a city with a population of more than 20 million. The President met with President Calderon on issues of drug enforcement, immigration, security and trade. This is the last stop for President Bush for his Latin America Tour. More to come, stay tune.
03/13/07. Yesterday President Bush met with President Oscar Berger of Guatemala and they discussed trade and immigration. On Immigration the President commented that he is going to work on a Bill to allow Immigrants, legal and currently illegal, to get temporary work status. The President thinks he can get legislation out of the 110th Congress by August 2007. Regarding undocumented immigrants getting caught and deported the President said, "The United States will enforce our law. It's against the law to hire somebody who's in our country illegally." Regarding trade: Seven Million poor Guatemalans blame lopsided trade agreements for their poverty stricken lives. Regarding drugs: The battle against drug trafficing will require technical assistance such as helicopters, radar and other equipment the Guatamalan government will need. President Oscar Berger is Pro U.S. and close to the issues the U.S. is concerned with.
03/12/07. Texas Governor Perry filed a bill in Austin, Texas with the support of bi-partisan lawmakers to invest $300 milion dollars annually for cancer research. Texas will be on the leading edge of new research and developement of cancer treatments and therapies.
03/12/07. Cooler temperatures and calmer winds assist the 800 Firefighters in containing the fire of 2036 acres in California. 30% of the fire is still burning and firefighters should have full control by tonight. Anaheim & Corona CA in Orange County were under fire. No one was hurt and only two homes were burned down. Southern California experienced 90 degree temperatures last week. Lack of rain only 2 inches since July of 2006 has caused a Red Flag alert this spring and summer. The normal rainfall for L.A. is 11.43". The Red Flag alert means a high fire danger. The Southern Hills of California are highly combustible. The Blaze may have been started by a vehicle fire. Winds gusted up to 49 mph and humidity hovered around 5%.
03/12/07. Possible Republican Presidential Candidate Rudy Giuliani to visit Chicago today. More details to follow.
03/12/07. Paul McCartney and Heather Mills have come to an agreement on their divorce settlement with Mills getting $56 Million dollars and shared custody of their child. They were married for five years. Sir McCartney has a estimated worth of about $1.6 billion dollars. The Rock Legend of the Beatles Paul McCartney is still worth Billions after this payout. Heather Mills will be one of the guest stars in the T.V. show "Dancing with the Stars."
03/12/07. U.S. National Average Price of Gasoline is $2.55. Up 20 cents in the last two weeks.
03/12/07. Pres. Bush arrived in Guatemala yesterday. Indigenous Mayan Farmers Protesting the visit of President Bush march in front of our U.S. Embassy. More to come, stay tune.
03/11/07. Talking to a group in Dubuque, Iowa, Democratic Presidential candidate, Barack Hussein Obama announced that U.S. troops should come home from Iraq beginning in May 2007 and by March 2008 all U.S. troops should be home. The "OUT OF IRAQ CAUCAS" co-founded by California Congresswomen Maxine Waters feels the same way. That is where Barack Hussein Obama gets his strength to undermine the efforts of our military to secure the entire region of the Middle East. It's about Iraq, Yes! But also about the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Terrorist tied to oil, our Old enemies, the Soviet Union, and China selling their military goods to possible terrorist waiting to strike the U.S.A. again. America needs to look at the bigger picture. More to come, stay tune. Jim Liceaga
03/11/07. President Bush announced he will send about 4,400 fresh troops to Iraq as a support group to the existing troops fighting in Iraq. The soldiers sent will be trained by experienced military staff in Iraq to pick up where current soldiers are securing in and around Baghdad, Iraq. President Bush insists that Congress fund the troops fighting in Iraq. More to come, stay tune. More to come, stay tune.
03/11/07. On Saturday, Iran, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, the United States and other Muslim Nations met in Iraq to discuss security in Iraq. This is the first meeting of its kind and will be assessed this week. President Bush said that a good foot in the right direction would be Syria and Iran to stop allowing terrorist insurgents from using their countries as safe havens and to stop the selling of weapons to the terrorist. More to come, stay tune.
03/08/07. President Bush left today for meetings with Latin American countries, Brazil, Uruguay, Columbia, Guatemala and Mexico. On the agenda will include discussions on trade, security, illigal drugs, and future development of the region. The first Lady, Laura Bush joined him in this six day trip. More to come, stay tune.
03/08/07. The National Olympic Committee wants Chicago to guarantee $1,000,000,000 billion dollars for the 2016 Olympic project. This will require tax money paid by Chicagoans and Illinoians to be allocated for the 2016 Olympics. Recently elected Mayor Daley said before his re-election that he would not use tax payer money to bring the Olympics to Chicago in the year 2016. He changed his mind after his re-election. He has guaranteed the money to the Olympic Committee. He dodged the questions from the news media saying he will get back with us. Typical for this Mayor, never answering the tough questions. More to come, stay tune. Jim Liceaga :(
03/08/07. The Democrat leaders in Washington, Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Harry Reid are pushing legislation for a timetable in withdrawing U.S. troops beginning in the fall and winter of 2008. This is PURE POLITICS because the Voters across the Country will be Voting in the Presidential Election for the new 44th President of the United States. There is in Washington a 'OUT OF IRAQ CAUCUS' with 75 House of Representative members pushing this legislation through. The President will Veto this bill if approved. Republcans are concerned that this act from the Democrats have given the terrorist insurgents the confidence to continue the bombing and killing of our troops, allied troops and innocent civilans in Iraq. Yesterday the President sent to Iraq about 3,100 U.S. Military Police to keep the peace in Baghdad, Iraq. This gives experienced U.S. fighting troops the exrta man power to take the fight and engage the terrorist insurgents outside Baghdad. Baghdad has been secured with U.S. troops and Iraqi troops fighting together against urban terrorists. More to come, stay tune.
03/08/07. U.S. Commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus in Baghdad, Iraq said "Millitary action is necessary to help improve security, but it is not sufficient. Al Qaeda were intensifying their attacks to provoke more violence and stop that process." Other insurgent groups might feel part of the new Democratic process in Iraq if their concerns and interests are heard. Prime Minister, Al Maliki will meet with some of the groups if they put down their weapons and take part in talks with their government to address some of their needs. Participation in Iraq with parties not in favor with the new government must be dealt with to stop some of the violence in Iraq. They might become alles of Iraq and could joinin the fight against Al Qaeda. More to come, stay tune.
03/08/07. In Cook County Illinois, more than $529,000 dollars in two funds managed by the County is missing. An audit was performed recently and is finding wide spread theft and rigged auto sales of County vehicles that have been auctioned. The audit is not complete, so more theft might be found. Nobody has been accused as of yet. The newly elected President of the Cook County Board, Todd Stoger is the son of the former and last President of the Cook County Board John Stroger. The Daley machine is also represented on the Cook County Board, Commissioner Daley. It is a family Affair! Only difference is that you the tax payer is paying for their families benefit and that my friend is Unfair. More to come stay tune. Jim Liceaga :(
03/08/07. Illinois Govenor Blagojevich to impose a 2% tax per transaction of any type on all Illinois Corporations with Gross Reciepts over $1 Million dollars annually. More to come, stay tune.
03/08/07. The cause of Anna Nicole Smith's death has has been determined. Police need to finish their investigation on her death which will take one to two more weeks. Until then, all info will be held from her official death record. More to come, stay tune.
03/11/07. Republican Fred Thompson, former Senator of Tennesee, Attorney, and Actor in the popular television show, Law & Order is thinking of running for President of the United States in 2008. Currently he wil be hosting the Syndicated Paul Harvey Radio Show. He will be heard by millions across the United States. Mr Thompson has been around politics and Washington for years. This will be good for the Republicans if Mr. Thompson runs for the Highest Office in the Land. Fresh ideas with a fresh perspective. My opinion is that this possible move could keep Al Gore out of the race. Think of a Condoleeza Rice and Fred Thompson Republican ticket in 2008. :) More to come, stay tune. Jim Liceaga
03/11/07. On Friday afternoon the lead vocalist, Brad Delp to the Classic Rock group Boston was found dead in his southern New Hampshire home. At 1:20 p.m. the Atkinson Police Dept. responded to a call for help. When they got to Delp's home the police found him dead and alone. The cause of death is still under investigation. He was 55 years old and seemed healthy. On the bands official web site, www.bandboston.com the site is only showing a one line message, "We've Just Lost the Nicest Guy in Rock and Roll." We at this site are upset at hearing of his death. God Bless You Brad Delp and your family. ROCK ON! More to come, stay tune. Jim Liceaga :(
03/10/07. President Bush visited Montevideo, Uruguay yesterday. Stay Tuned. More to Come!
03/10/07. President Bush has stated, "I don't think America gets enough credit for trying to help improve peoples lives."
03/10/07. Hugo Chavez is starting his goodwill tour of Latin America. More To Come!
03/10/07. Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and U.S. President Bush have celebrated an alternative fuels pact. The Brazilian President is scheduled to visit Camp David on March 31st.
03/09/07. The Democrats in Washington have come up with their updated version for U.S. troop withdrawl. They have given this nation till July 2007, this year, to show and show proof that the War on Terrorism in Iraq is can be won. The bar has been raised and the Democrats expectations will not be satisfied. Nancy Pelosi announced that within 180 days from July 2007, U.S. troops will have to abandon, leave Iraq. Troop withdrawl. Leaving behind Iraqi's to fight for themselfs against terrorist left in their country. The President said that he will veto any bill that suggests any troop withdrawl in 2007. More to come, stay tune.
03/09/07. Yesterday In Sao Paulo, Brazil, 6,000 peaceful protestors marched against President Bush's visit to their country. Earlier the police had to break up more violent protestors. Police used force to keep that crowd from causing harm to the city and residents. By the time President Bush landed no protestors could be seen. President and First Lady, Laura Bush traveled through the streets of Sao Paulo with no visible protestors in sight. The Russian and Chinese leaders are upset and denounce the President visiting Latin American nations, promoting stronger trade and security in the region. It undercuts their influence and negotiations in Latin America. Protestors aligned with these two countries tried to upset the President's visit. The United States has been engaged in terrorism with a war in Iraq against terrorist insurgents. That is why President Bush is in Brazil to strengthen ties with Brazil and other Latin American Nations. President Bush will speak on the importance of a Ethanol Alliance with Brazil. A Bio-Fuel trade agreement. More to come, stay tune.
03/09/07. It is reported that the 2016 Olympics in Chicago will charge $375 to $475 per person. The question is if these prices include all Olympic events or per sporting event. Prices could go up even further by 2016. Mayor Daley has guaranteed $1 billion dollars. Most of it to be backed by tax payer money. The U.S. Olympic Committee will announce what U.S. city will be represented next month in the final phase of the International Olympic Committee's decision on what country will host the 2016 Olmpics. More to come, stay tune.
03/09/07. Wholesale food prices to go up because of the demand of corn used in the producion of Ethanol. Corn is going up in price effecting all food products made with corn. Expect Retail prices to be raised. 100% increases have been reported. More to come, stay tune.
03/06/07. Vice President's chief of Staff, counsel and friend, Lewis Scooter Libby has been found guilty by a jury after taking ten days to come to their verdict. It was said that a verdict of innocence would prevail, because of the fact that he did not leak the name of any CIA operatve to the press. Instead the verdict was guilty for Lewis Scooter Libby's failure to remember what he said to the Grand Jury and the FBI. There were questions that Lewis Scooter Libby answered when investigators first interviewed him that the defendent answered differently because he didn't recall for fact the exact answer he was first asked. Anyone that has been in court as a defendent on a criminal or civil case can understand this. Your answer can be slightly different than originally or initially answered and that could open up a new can of worms. That is why it is to your benefit to take the 5th when asked about situations you really don't remember. Scooter Libby should have done this. He didn't, and since he is an attorney the Jury gave him no slack. The system in this case works. Getting back to the case, Lewis Libby was found guilty because the jury believed he lied to investigators and to the Grand Jury under oath. For Obstruction of Justice. He is not in trouble for leaking the indentity of Valerie Blame Wilson who was at the time of this entire event a non-operative CIA spy. Her cover was already blown. If she was operating as a CIA spy at the time, Libby would have been prosecuted for leaking the name of a CIA spy under the Intelligence Identity Act. That would have been an Act of Treason. Scooter Libby will Appeal this verdict. The media has said that the President will give him a pardon. I believe that the appeal case will be in favor of the defendent because one of the jurist is a reporter for the Washington Post. A news paper that is critical of the President's administration. This could be beneficial to the defendent. If Lewis Scooter Libby looses his appeal or is not granted a Presidential Pardon, Lewis Scooter Libby could face up to 25 years in jail. The big question is if the Vice President, Cheney will step down. Could Condoleeza Rice, currently Secretary of State, become the first women Vice President? By the way, the nick name Scooter for a grown man is plain silly. If he does go to jail I hope he comes up with a better and tougher nick name. More to come,stay tune. Jim Liceaga :)
03/07/07. Astronaut Lisa Nowak has been relieved from her position at NASA. NASA sent her back to the Navy where she is and was employed. The Navy loaned Lisa Nowak to NASA for the last eleven years. The Navy has reassigned her to the Chief of Navel Air Training in Corpus Christi, Texas. Lisa is an experienced test pilot. She is waiting for her day in court on charges of Kidnapping and Assault. She was involved in a love triangle. More to come, stay tune.
03/07/07. Jordon's King Abdullah spoke to the 110th Congress. He stated that the way to stabilize Iraq and the Middle East is for the U.S. to be present in the Middle East, promoting peace and prosperity. My side bar, The Soviet Union during the Cold War did not, or never promoted prosperity or peace in the Middle East when they truely occupied that region. The United States is promoting true democracy and trade. Jim Liceaga
03/07/07. A former U.S. Sailor living in Phoenix, Arizona, 31 year old Hassan Abujihaad has been arrested for espionage and terrorism. This case stretches from Connecticut to California, to the Middle East. Abujihaad had access to ship ble prints and passed them on to terrorist in the Middle East. He e-mailed the vulnerability of our ships from light military weapons that can cause our Navy ships to become inoperable. He is also linked to a terrorist Muslim who tried to kill shoppers at a mall in the U.S. last Christmas. More to come, stay tune.
03/07/07. Illinois Governor Blagojevich will announce his new budget today. A huge tax across the board, called the Gross Reciepts Tax will be outlined today for all tax payers in Illinois. He will borrow about $16 billion. Propose a Long Lease for the State Lottery to pay for Illinois Workers Pension obligations. Raise $6 billion in new taxes. More to come, stay tune.
03/07/07. The 110th Congress led by Democrats has had about 46 hearings in Washington on the War on Terrorism in Iraq. Democrats are asking all kinds of questions looking for the President to trip up. In words and actions. The Senate Majority Leader. Democrat Harry Reed has said that President Bush will go down as the worst three Presidents of the United States. I have a feeling that President Bush will be one of the top 10 Presidents the U.S. have elected. My opinion. Jim Liceaga :)
03/04/07. Representitive John Murtha has stated that he wants the President to certify all troop readiness before the 110th Congress approves the money/funding to fight terrorism in Iraq.
03/04/07. Mexico is fighting the Drug War Lords by providing troops to seize and arrest drug dealers across Mexico. The police force and troops wioll be working closer together to take out the drug Lords. Canada has not committed troops yet to fight their Drug Lords. The Norther Border of the U.S. is wide open for the Northern Drug runs to continue into the U.S. without any disruption in their supply lines.
03/04/07. The Clintons and Barack Hussein Obama are attending a Unity Breakfast in Selma, Alabama today, to honor the 43rd Anniversary of the Selma Alabama March. A March for freedom and equal rights aka Bloody Sunday.
03/04/07. Barak Hussein Obama this week, along with all Democrats in the Senate have pledged to pass a Bill to make it easier for Unions to control a company. The President will Veto this bill, keeping the American Economy strong.
03/04/07. Arab League Council is meeting in Cairo today to discuss concerns ranging from World Wide Affairs that effect the Muslim nations, Oil and Gas Production to Humanitarian Concerns.
03/04/07. Estonia is voting for the first time since it beame a member of the EU in 2004. 101 Parliament seats are at stake. The question is if Estonia will keep it's flat tax system.
03/04/07. Happy 13th Birthday Arthur!!!!!!
03/03/07. President Bush visits Enterprise, Alabama where nine people including eight high schoolers were killed when tornadoes ripped through the town of 20,000. The President has declared that Coffee County is in "a major disaster area." That designation means extra Federal dollars for recovery. "You can never heal a heart, but you can provide comfort knowing that the Federal government will provide help for those whose houses were destroyed or automobiles were destroyed. Some people are going to need your help. I would ask you out of the generosity of your heart to help the folks down here." Thr President has been concerned since the tornatoes hit on Thursday. FEMA's new Director, David Paulison, was with the Preident.
03/03/07. Chicago Bears demanding more money from their fans. 73% of all seats will have a $5 INCREASE for the 2007 season. The remaining non-club seats will have an increase of $8 to $9 increase. Two of the three club seat categories will see increases of $5 to $20 while th third club seat group won't have any increase in 2007. The 2007 Bear Season scheduleincludes games against Dallas, New York Giants, New Orleans, Denver, Kansas City, Detroit, Green Bay and Minnesota.
03/02/07. Tension is mounting again between the Serbs and Albanians in Serbia. A new border is proposed so that both groups can have a new chance for peace. But the Serbs who are the majority are ready to go to war to deny the Albanians who have lived in Serbia for centuries their right to remain there.
03/02/07. Airbus has cancelled some of it's deliveries and production of it's planes. Fex Ex has cancelled an order due to the delay on Airbus's delivery.
03/01/07. General George Wakeman at Walter Reed Veteran's Hospital has been ousted due to the hospital not meeting up to President Bush's standards.
03/01/07. The current Head of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernaki said yesterday that the U.S. economy is in good shape and that 2007 should be a good year economically.
03/01/07. Former Head of the Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan in Japan has changed his prediction of a Recession later in 2007. Instead of the word "Probable" he meant "Possible" Recession at the end of 2007. More to Come!
03/01/07. Chicago Bear Head Coach, Lovie Smith has negotiated a new 4 year contract worth $22M. Just in time, yesterday Lovie Smith decided to end negotiations and get the contract he believed he deserved. He told his agent Frank Bauer to inform the Bears General Manager to sign him or he would walk. He is now under contract with the Bears until 2011.
03/01/07. Carbon Fiber Plastic will be used to build the Airbus A350. This will make the plane lighter resulting in less fuel used and lower fuel consumption. AIRBUS is looking to lay off 10,000 workers. The French and Germans have to discuss who will get laid off. More to come, stay tune.
03/01/07. Yesterday the three panel judges in the 4th District Curt of Appeals in Florida have ruled that Anna Nicole Smith should be buried in the Bahamas. Her mother, Vergie Arthur will most likely not Appeal their decision to Florida's Supreme Court. Anna Nicole Smith will have her funeral in the Bahamas with a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on friday. More to come, stay tune.
03/01/07. In Ireland, Polish people represent about 130,000 poles living in IRELAND. They are flourishing in that country do to the high economic boom Ireland is experiencing. As a side bar, 17 Presidents of the United States ancestors came from Ireland. Usually came over to North America in the early 1800's to populate the new country and to off set the Indeginous people living in the United States. Scot Irish, Protestants came to America first, Quakers, then Catholics. Ireland has built a historian U.S. town and has preserved three U.S. Presidents ancestors homes in Ireland prior to them occupying the United States. They are President Polk, President Grant, and President Wilson's ancestors. Inflation in Ireland represents about 5.2% today.
03/01/07. In Germany, unemployment is about 10.2%. About 4,200,000 people. That is down from 2006, which was about 5,000,000
03/06/07. Ghana celebrates its 50th year of Independence from Britain. Ghanaians celebrated their day of Independence in the Capital of Ghana, Accra. The Government hopes to promote democracy in their country for another 50 years. Congradulations Ghana. A free African nation. Jim Liceaga
03/06/07. North Korea and the U.S. end their talks in New York where they met at the United Nations.. The discussion was on the closing of North Korea's nuclear reactor and the United States to assist the communist country with financing and food. More to come, stay tune.
03/06/07. Today in Chicago is Jennifer Hudson Day! Ms. Hudson is a native Chicagoan who won the 2007 Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Dreamgirls". Congratulations Jennifer!
03/06/07. President Bush to address the lack of attention at Walter Reed Hospital. A task force to discuss and implement a plan to remedy the situation at Walter Reed Hospital and all Veteran Hospitals will be the focus on the President's agenda. He will appoint former Senator, Robert Dole to be the head this task force. The buildings at Walter Reed Hospital were going through a remodeling phase. All services at the building in question at Walter Reed Hospital were to be phased out and turned over to a private medical group. That is why the building was not up to par. It was to be closed down. The government didn't want to put tax payer money into a building that was to be phased out. Don't you love the Democrats playing Politics with this topic. 2008 Presidential Politics! Hardcore and Hardball Politics. Just for the record, Our military men and women get the best care for their wounds and injuries. More troops suffering from horrible injuries survive their ordeal than any time in our history of War. That is great for our troops and their families. Let us not take away from this administration oath, integrity, and promise to take care of our troops. The 43rd President has been up to this task and has been a good Commander in Chief. Jim Liceaga More to come, stay tune. Check out our Presidential Page in this Wsb Site.
03/06/07. U.S. V.P. Dick Cheyney is at work today after his visit to the hospital for a blood clot found in his left leg yesterday. It is possible the clot was the result of his airplane trips recently.
03/06/07. Actor, Director, and Researcher, Mel Gibson is in Panama discussing the filming of his next project about the first European to see the Pacific Ocean. Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa. He will be working with the great Panamanian Jose Severiino.
03/06/07. Illinois Deputy Govenor, Shiela Nix has stated that Illinois Govenor Blagojevich will introduce a new tax called the Gross Reciept Tax that will be added to every and each business transaction in Illinois. The revenue will be for Health Care and Education in Illinois. The Govenor will speak on this new tax on Wednesday. More to come, stay tune.
03/06/07. Senator Hillary Clinton to re-introduce the COUNT EVERY VOTE Bill in the Senate. More to come, stay tune.
03/05/07. The current President of the NAACP, Mr. Gordon has resigned. He has commented that the Board of the NAACP likes to micro manage and as President felt that he and the board were not on the same page. More to Come. Stay Tuned!
03/05/07. The U.S. Olympic Committee is in Chicago to meet city officials, review strategy for hosting the Olympics in America, to check out the sites available for the 2016 Olympics. My opinion, it will cost too much money for the city of Chicago. Tax payers will have to bail out this event. It will displace poor and middle class people currently living in the city. Cause property, property taxes, rents and property insurance in the City of Chicago to increase. Chicago will forever be a city where common folks can't afford to live. Property taxes will increase even further. The Security of the residents of Chicago would be at risk. Special legislation would be passed to limit our freedoms in the city. Terrorist would plan to an incident in the city of Chicago. Do you remember when Mayor Daley in the middle of the night closed the airport on the lake, Meigs Field? He said it was because of the possibility of terrorism on Downtown Skyscrapers. This event could cost us much more than we have been told. I SAY NO TO THE OLYMPICS IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO. Jim Liceaga :(
03/05/07. Major General George Weightman on Thursday and the Army Secretary Francis Harvey on Friday were let go as stewards of Walter Reed Veterans Hospital.
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