05/28/07. President Bush will pay tribue to American war dead this Memorial Day with a visit to Arlington National Cemetary where he will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown before delivering a speech of tribute to those who have made the Ultimate Sacrifice. Y Yes You Can would like to join the President in honoring of our fallen soldiers. God Bless America!
05/28/07. US Ambassador Ryan Crocker met with the Ambassadors of Iraq and Iran in Baghdad earlier today. They agreed broadly on Iraq policy during 4 hour talks that included insistance that Iran end it's support of militants. The talks focused soley on Iraq to create a 'trilateral security mechanism" that would include the US, Iran and Iraq was proposed in an effort to bring peace and stability to the area. Stay Tuned! More To Come!
05/28/07. South Korea said today that it will hold talks with the US to further ease restrictions on imports of American Beef in an effort to resolve the current trade dispute. Stay Tuned! More To Come!
05/28/07. Japan's Agricultural Minister, Toshikatsu Matsuoka, 62 was found unconscious and delcared dead hours later. An autopsy showed that he died as a result of hanging himself. He had left a suicide note. His body was discovered just hour before he was to face questioning in a political scandal, officials said. He had faced heavy criticism over a scandal involving bookkeeping practices in his office. Prime Minister Abe commented that Matsuoka had been undergoing "intense questioning in the parliament" but had continued to be a useful member of the Cabinet. He said further after visiting the hospital where Matsuoka died that he was disappointed but when he saw his face he was at peace.
05/28/07. There has been a significant increase in the sale of Manual Lawn Mowers. Teri McClain, sales administrator for the 112 year old American Lawn Mower Co. has indicated that sales continue to increase annually. The increase believed to being caused by a combination of environmental conerns, affordability of purchase as well as maintainence/gas, ease of use and less grass to cut by many homeowners.
05/28/07. Actor Charles Nelson Reilly died Friday at the age of 75 of complications from pneumonia. Reilly began his career in New York City taking acting classes with Steve McQueen and Hal Holbrook. He has won 2 Tony Awards, make numerour guest appearances and was famed for what he described as a "game show fixture" as a regular on "the Match Game" and Hollywood Squares. He appeared on the Tonight Show more than 95 times. Memorial plans have not yet been announced.
05/27/07. The number one food eaten on Memorial Day Weekend is Hamburgers, than Hotdogs, third is Chicken and fourth is Ribs. All these meats are considered America's cultural icons for this holiday.
05/27/07. Gold Star Families were honored yesterday in Chicago, Illinois. Mayor Daley delivered a choked up message to the families that had their sons or daughters killed in military service. He said, "On behalf of the entire city, I express our prays, for each Gold Star Family."
05/27/07. The Rainbow Coalition, led by Rev. Jessie Jackson protested in front of Chucks Gun Shop in Riverdale, Illinois. The group wants the Federal Government to pass stricter gun laws. Their message was that too many children are killed by guns around the country and in Chicago. Rev. Jessie Jackson compared the killing of children by guns in the United States to the War in Iraq. The manager of the gun shop responded that all gun applicants are sent to the Illinois State Police to be investigated before any gun permit is granted. More to come, stay tune.
05/27/07. A contractor working on a conveyor belt at the Chicago Tribune Newspaper plant was killed, his body cut in half. A very unusual accident. No more details yet on this story.
05/27/07. Islamic militants have said that the U.S. War Funding Bill will not deter their will to kill U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. This message was delivered through a internet web site.
05/27/07. The Malasia movie industry has handed out military type goggles to catch movie pirates illegally video taping movies in movie theaters using video cameras and cell phones. This is a multi million dollar illegal industry.
05/26/07. Junior Senator of Illinois and Candidate for the Presidency of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama voted against funding U.S. Troop funding bill. More to come, stay tune.
05/26/07. 33 year old Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has resurfaced at a Shiite Shrine in Kufa, 100 miles South of Baghdad after four months in hiding. He had to come out of hiding because of his 23 year old militia leader Abu Qadir was killed by British troops. al- Sadr now has to lead again his al Sadr's Mahdi Militia, to get his political base in line again. He delivered a speech to 6000 supporters that U.S. Toops need to leave Iraq and that the Maliqi elected government leading Iraq today are not serving the Iraqi people from security to public services. He said, "To our Iraqi Sunni brothers, I say that the occupation sows dissension among us and that strength is unity and division is weakness. I'm ready to cooperate withthem in all fields. Reach out to Sunni's." Not to fight with Iraq. The speech has security and national overtones. More to come, stay tune. Jim Liceaga
05/26/07. Yesterday the President Bush has signed the War Funding Bill at Camp David retreat in Maryland. This came a 109 days of Democrats trying to denie this very important legislation. Democrats earlier were trying to impose a U.S. Withdrawl Language, a TIMETABLE. It failed. The new bill establishes political timetables for the Iraqi government to achieve. More to come, stay tune.
05/26/07. Jerry Springer's Opra opens in Chicago. Yes the Opra based on that crazy show that loves to show Americans at their worst. Most of it is believed staged but the American Public seems to love it. The Opra was started in London England and has come to Chicago to entertain Chicagoans. It has opened in Chicago and will be till July 8th, 2007. On a personal note, I hope that our Undocumented People in the U.S.A. don't view the television show or the Opra of Jerry Springer because as a good American, I would hate for them to be assimulated to United States /American values the wrong way. Maybe this is what the Minute Men mean to be assimulated in American values. THE MINUTE MEN and JERRY SPRINGER GO HAND IN HAND. Jim Liceaga
05/31/07. Milk is going up 40 cents a gallon and cheese 60 cents a pound to cover the high transportation costs and the high cost of corn due to the use of corn used to produce bio-fuels for automobiles. There is less corn for feeding the livestock that feed us and all the corn used to make food is now a precious commodity. Thanks for making us consumers green. By the way, in the Cook County, Illinois area, E-85 fuel is selling for $3.19 cents a gallon. A bio fuel automobile sells for about $22,000 dollars for a very small car. Where are we as consumers saving any money? Are you happy! : ( Stay Tuned! More To Come!
05/31/07. The Taliban in Afghanistan have taken responsibility for the killing of five Americans, one Canadian and one British soldier when their helicopter they were riding in crashed. More to come, stay tune.
05/31/07. Spain is filing a lawsuit regarding the $500 Million of Gold Coins found is what is most likely a sunken Spanish Ship off Britian. The ship is believed to have sailed around the 1700's. The coins belong to the ship that still belongs to Spain. Stay Tuned! More To Come!
05/31/07. The World Health Organization is asking the entire world to stop smoking indoors today. 200,000 deaths occur a year from second hand smoke around the world and the second hand smoke causes lung disease from the very young to the very old. This is believed to be a world problem causing governments to spend a portion of their GDP on this issue. More to come, stay tune.
05/31/07. The Poland, Chezh, US Missile Defense System is the top discussion for the Chezk Republic today. The missile defense system is intended to protect our allioes from any missles firrd into these countries and to respond quickly to any threats. Russia is not happy about this missile defense system. Russia provides electricity to the Chezh people. Stay Tuned! More To Come!
05/31/07. Motorola in Schaumburg IL. is laying off another 4,000 people to save $1 Billion by 2008.
05/31/07. Australia and the Phillipines have signed a pact to beef up its security forces to fight Terrorism in their region.
05/30/07. Dow Jones hit a new record high of 13,633.08.
05/30/07. Robert Zoellick, a Goldman Sachs executive who has built contacts worldwide is the White House's choice to be the next World Bank President. Zoellick would be President Bush's trade chief and the county's Number 2 diplomat. Stay Tuned! More To Come!
05/30/07. Barak Hussein Obama has boldly promised Healthcare for every American. How much is that going to end up costing the already overtaxed American worker?
05/30/07. Microsoft Corp will be introducing "Surface" a coffee table shaped computer that responds to touch (more than one touch at a time) and special bar codes attached to everyday objects at a technology conference in California today. The machines are set to arrive in November in T Mobile USA stores and properties owned by Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc and Harrah's Entertainment Inc.
05/30/07. Qatar Airways will be signing a contract Wednesday to buy 80 Airbus A350 jets worth $16 Billion. "It is one of Airbus biggest orders", said Airbus Chief Louis Gallios.
05/30/07. Canadian technoligist have come up with a new device named "Caveman" that provides a 4 Dimensional view of the human body. The device is currently being used for reasearch only.
05/30/07. Studies have shown that Kids with Asthma who drink Apple juice cut their wheezing in half. Interestingly eating raw apples did not have the same effect as the apple juice did.
05/29/07. The Whaling conference is meeting in Anchorage Alaska this week to discuss the expansion of whale fishing. Countries all over the world are participating. Some whale breeds have grown and some have not. The fishing industry is trying to determine how many whales can be hunted. Remember, whales are not a fish but a mammel. This is a big deal in the eyes of Green Peace. Japan loves to eat whale. More info. on this story to follow, stay tune.
05/29/07. The Euro closed yesterday at 1.3457 against the dollar.
05/29/07. The band, Tommorow's Alliance played in Westmont, Illinois in the Western Suburbs over the Memorial Day weekend and were a smash. They played eight or nine original hits like 'Open Road, Concert of a Lifetime, On The Boulevard, Ogden Rain, Party Hearty ', just to mention a few. The leaders who started the band about four years ago under the name Twelve Nights, Jimmy and his brother Arthur said they wanted to experiment in this show by having a female voice join in with the song 'Open Road'. Erica did terrific. She is trained and experienced in theater. They also had their drummer, Austin use the tamborine on a song. Their base player, Jeff who is new has really improved and shows his musical abilities with great confidence. Jimmy said, "We had a few days to prepare for this gig and that Erica learned the song 'Open Road' the night before". Arthur said, "Austin was reluctant to use the tamborine but became very comfortable, even commanding the instrument. He did a fine job." The crowd was really into the music and I was too! The MC was so impressed that he mentioned that 'Tomorrow's Alliance' will be going to professional level in the near future. The band even signed autographs for the first time. Jimmy said that his Lyrics he writes comes from his heart and that he has been writing poems or thoughts since he was in grammer school as a little kid. Arthur said that the music is always in his head and when he gets an idea he plays it on his guitar or hums it outloud. They compliment each other. Jimmy and Arthur said that as little kids they would sing outloud Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennit and others songs all the time. Arthur also mentioned another person who contributed a song to the band named Zack who wasn't on stage in this gig. His brother Jimmy and Zack wrote the Lyrics to express their feelings about the passing of Zach's father when Zack was in Grammer School. Arthur said he came up with the Music to go with the Lyrics. These young people are on the ball. Wow! Arthur also said he is putting together a web site for fans to check out this summer. By the way, the band members are in Junior High and High School. Looks like a new band is on the horizon for Greatness. We will be watching and Good Luck. I could not use the boys last name since they are under 18 years old. Jim Liceaga :)
05/29/07. Madam Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi in Germany is in talks re. Global Warming. No real agreements made. China is also involved with talks re. CO2 emissions. Anti Global demonstrators were outside the talks and promised that these demonstrations were only the beginning of what to expect next week when the G8 Summit starts next week. More to come, stay tune.
05/29/07. Spain arrested approx. 15 people who are believed to be part of a Islamist Terrorist Cell. They were recruited for terrorist training in the middle east and were then to be sent to Iraq to kill U.S. troops. Great job Spain!
05/29/07. Ford Motor Company is looking for buyers of their Volvo division. Volvo was bought in 1999 for about $5.5 billion dollars. Ford is going through a tough financial times and needs cash to take care of its workers retirement obligations. The Union and the Company years ago closed on a deal for its workers that was not realistic. Interested parties are possibly Nissan and BMW. More to come, stay tune.
05/29/07. In Germany, Asparagus farmers are loosing 30% of their crops. Strawberries are rotting in the fields. The reason, lack of immigrant workers picking the crops grown in Germany. The law states that German farmers must hire German workers first, even if they have no experience in picking produce. This has caused produce to sit in the fields longer than usual, and caused seasonal workers to work on farms elsewhere in the European Union. Immigrant workers would rather have a guarantee to work rather that some kind of a unrealistic quota that can cause them to be kicked out of Germany. A country that respects their expertise. More to come, stay tune.
05/19/07. A Florida Senior Citizen Center is conducting an experiment with 200 Senior Citizens to have all their Medical Information put into a chip which will then be injected into the Senior Citizens arm. Seniors tend to forget what medicines they are taking and at times find it difficult to explain their ailments to new doctors. The chip could save Seniors lives and make it possible to save millions of dollars in unecessary medicines and medical procedures. The chip can also be used to identify a Senior who may have gotten lost. Their are critics saying people are not animals to be chipped. The chip does not have any electrical charge or impulse and must be scanned in order to become active.
05/19/07. The Expanded Missile Expense Program with Israel has been given a $646 Million Program Budget. Stay Tuned! More To Come!
05/19/07. Israeli planes bombed Hamas targets and rival Palestinian factions exchanged bursts of automatic weapons fire outside Gaza City's Islamic University as a volitile mix of Israeli strikes and Palestinian in-fighting plunged Gaza deeper into chaos. Stay Tuned! More To Come!
05/18/07. The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a new high closing at 13,556.53.
05/18/07. The Cross Town Classic between the Chicago Cubs, north side v. Chicago White Sox representing the south side are playing today and Sunday. More to come, stay tune.
05/18/07. The Democrats will propose a Non-Confidence vote against Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez for firing eight U.S. Attorneys on December 7th, 2004. A practice that all Presidents have a right to do. This resolution will happen probably next week, but the 110th Congress is busy with the Nation's business. They want the Attorney General to resign. Pay back time for Alberto Gonzalez for being close to the President in fighting Terrorism. The chief person the Democrats want are Harriet Meyers and Carl Rove because they refuse to testify in front of the Democratic run Judiciary Committee. Senator Feinstein of California and Senator Schumer of New York is pushing this resolution to fire the first Hispanic Attorney General of the United States.
05/18/07. The Bipartisan Senate bill to advance a immigration bill that is fair for every one in the U.S.A. will be debated next week on the Senate floor. The language for the H1B Visas and Agricultural jobs known as the AG Bill is in this bill. It will than be sent to the House of Representatives for debate. Some pertinent info will be reported later today. This is the last chance that this bill can pass before the 2008 election. For the nights to come, at least people can sleep in peace without fear of being deported. Thank you God and the President of the United States, Our 43rd President, George W. Bush for pushing a fair family friendly immigration reform bill. Stay tune for more information. Jim Liceaga
05/18/07. House bill HR1427 Affordable Home Trust Fund is getting alot of attention in the House of Representatives long into the night. No House Resolution was granted but will be up for debate and a vote early next week. The fight is about capping a $500 million dollar trust fund. Republicans say it could become a Etitlement program. Democrats say it is a safety fund for disasters and affordable housing. Fannie Mae will pay 1.2% to 1.4% from their secondary funds. Not from tax payers. Again this is only in debate now and will change. Sounds like a good safety net for all home/tax payers. More to come, stay tune.
05/18/07. President of the World Bank, Paul Wolfowitz has resigned yesterday after the 23 member board said that their image was tainted around the world by his actions of giving his girlfriend a 100% pay increase. He will be leaving by the end of June. World Bank staff employees want him out today. They do not like Paul Wolfowitz because he has made it harder to do their work with countries that need funds to finance projects for the poor.
05/18/07. The Chicago Bulls lost against the Pistons 95 - 85. They are now out of the running for a 2007 Championship. They had a good year and lasted until the 2nd round of the NBA playoffs. Good job Bulls! I hope this means that the Chicago Bull stickers are cheaper.
05/17/07. Baby Boomers will be retiring, starting next year in 2008. Eventually all 175 million Baby Boomers will be retired in the next 18 years. Think about this number. United States of America will become a Senior Citizen Nation. Jobs will be abundant for our young people. Social Security will be sending their Social Security checks out by way of direct deposit to 115 million to 175 million seniors at one time every month. Currently the United States has about 316 million people. So you see, immigrants will be very important to fill the jobs that will be waiting to be filled because the former employee that filled that position has retired. Our children who are citizens will have jobs available to them in every industry. Our children will inherit a wonderful working nation. With that said, our children working will have the Challenge of paying higher Social Security benefits to Seniors. Seniors of today and tomorrow will be living much longer than their parents by at least 7 years. Don't worry, this wonderful nation will solve this problem in a Bipartisan way. You see, Independents, Republicans and Democrats have parents. JIM lICEAGA More to come, stay tune.
05/17/07. Our U.S. Senators in a biparisan decision has agreed to the Dream Act. Democrats and Republicans came together for the American people presenting a bill that is tough on interrior security, broadens border security, fair for all immigrants and realistic. A pathway for citizenship for the well educated to the less educated immigrants currently doing the jobs the majority of United States citizens appreciate. Homeland Security Secretary, Micheal Chertoff said that the President is pleased with the efforts and agreements this 110th Senate has shared in this bill. The bill must go to the House for a final vote and/or changes. Secretary of Commerce, Carlos Gutierrez said that this bil will insure a workforce America needs to compete with the world and that all Countries wil have to address the issue of immigration to compete in the market of the future. Remember that in a legislative democracy, not all laws will be 100% of what a person or organization wants. All the details are to follow, so stay tune. This is truely a historic moment in our great nations history. I'm sure that our 40th President is smiling down on all of America for this Bill. Stay tune, more to come. Details to follow. Jim Liceaga
05/17/07. The leader of the World Bank, Paul Wolfowitz did poorly in front of the World Bank's 23 member panel investigating his poor judgement in giving his girlfriend of seven years a top job with a salary increase that is worth more than what the Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice makes in a year. His girlfriend recieved a 100% pay increase. He has been asked to resign his position from the World Bank and refused. The Next step will be the firing of Paul Wolfowitz. The panel is discussing this possibility. The United States looks terrible in the eyes of the world from this foolish man, Mr. Wolfowitz. More to come, stay tune.
05/17/07. The 110th Congressional members are discussing Immigration reform today. So far they have come up with a $5,000 dollar fine, undocumented persons would have eight years to return to country to get a Visa by passing a background check, and paying back taxes owed to the Federal government. A Z Visa is also on the table of discussion that would allow the current undocumented worker to use while pursuing a legal path to citizenship. More to come, stay tune.
05/17/07. Candidates for President have released their Personal Taxes to the public. The deadline was the 15th of May and most missed it except Candidate Obama, who is worth $1 million dollars. His competition Hillary Clinton has not released her personal financial statements or taxes yet. John Edwards is worth $40 million. Guliani is worth $60 million. Romney is worth $250 million dollars. McCain has not reported any of his financial records to the public yet. By the way, President Bush is worth $7.5 million dollars and Vice President Cheyney is worth $21 million dollars. More to come, stay tune.
05/17/07. Former Alderman of the 10th Ward in Chicago's SouthEast side goes to Federal Court today to answer to his three counts of fraud and one account of bribery the Federal Government has accused him of. Known as Operation Board Game. Fast Eddie Vrdolyak was involved in real estate kick backs and bribery of officials in charge of protecting public assets. He has declered his innocense. He was a Democratic leader in Cook County. When the first African American Mayor of Chicago was elected, Herald Washington, Eddie Vrdolyak switched to the Republican Party. It was not what the majority Republicans enjoyed. Fast Eddie was the utimate user politician. More to come, stay tune.
05/17/07. 22 year old Prince Harry of Britain has been ordered by the British Military not to be deployed in Iraq. It would be suicide for him and the 12 troops he would lead. Prince Harry is a Unit commander of four Scimitar armored reconnaissance vehicles that hold three soldiers. His mission back in February was to patrol and secure areas assigned by Iraqi/American/British military leaders. Most likely in the southern Iraqi city in Basra. All his missions were to be in Iraq but since February 2007, when he was given his orders, the Military recieved hundreds of threats against Prince Harry's life. His squad would have been targeted because of who he is. He would have put all his troops he has been training with and now commanding in extreme danger. Prince Harry is a 2006 graduate of the top Military's School, Sandhurst. He is extremely disappointed, but will remain in the military. The last time any Royal family was in the line of fire was 1982 during a war in the Falkland Islands against Argentina. Prince Andrew, the uncle of Prince Harry flew a helicopter. Prince Charles is not to be placed in combat situations since he is next in line to become King of Britain. Prince Williams is a military commander as well, but he is in second in line to the throne therefore he is not allowed to participate in a war zone/combat situations. More to come, stay tune.
05/22/07. We at Y Yes You Can.com apologize for getting the news out late today. Our Internet Provider was not up and running properly this morning. We appreciate your continued support and ask you to tell a friend to check out our web site. Sincerely, James Liceaga
05/25/07. Congress has passed the revised $120 Billion spending bill Thursday assigning $95 Million for the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. The House voted 280-142 in favor of the bill, followed by a 80-14 vote in the Senate. Democratic leaders are working to ready the bill for President Bush's signature by Memorial Day Weekend. Stay Tuned! More To Come!
05/25/07. The demand for Wape Seed used in the production of margarine is soaring. It is made by plants and the bio-fuel industry has increased its demand for Wape Seed. For that reason farmers are very pleased for the higher prices they can get from the bio-fuel industry. The Manufacturers are unhappy because it costs more money to buy the farmers plant commodity. Stay Tuned! More To Come!
05/25/07. Duetsche Bank is staying in Germany. With all the Bank mergers going on the Bank wanted to state that they are staying in Germany and that their bank is strong. Duetshe Bank is buying smaller banks. Stay Tuned! More To Come!
05/25/07. Chicago Beaches open today. The Chicago Park District was finishing up the cleaning and raking of Lake Michigan sand yesterday. See you at the Beach! It's Bikini Time!
05/25/07. Former Federal Reserve Board Chairman, Alan Greenspan said Wednesday that the Chinese Stock Market could find itself in a major correction. Stay Tuned! More To Come!
05/25/07. In Lebanon, the French visited Beirut and stated that France will back the Lebanese Government as long as it tries to keep the safety of the Palestinian Refugees.
05/25/07. My how the Euro Zone has grown! Germany's exports are doing great and need new Non-Union workers. The GDP for 2005=1.1%; 2006=3% and the first quarter of 2007 GDP is 3.3%. Stay Tuned! More To Come!
05/25/07. Thirty three Hamas elected politicians have been rounded up by Israeli military forces. Last year forty Hamas elected politicians were arrested and are still behind bars. Stay Tuned! More To Come!
05/25/07. Erik Zabel, Germany's Cyclist Champion of the 1990's has admitted that he was using performance enhancing drugs. He did cry when admitting this to the public adding that the hardest part was going to be explaining what happened to his kids.
05/24/07. The Illinois House has passed a new bill legislating teenagers 50 hours training in 9 months in order to obtain an Illinois Drivers License. Also new is a curfew of 10pm on weekdays and 11pm on weekends and the first year only one other teenage passenger can be in the car with the teenage driver. The Illinois Senate passed this language in March 2007. All it takes now is the Governor's signature to finalize the bill. More To Come! Stay Tuned!
05/24/07. President Bush is to speak to the nation today on the war funding bill. Democrats and Republicans seem to have come to a compromise in funding our troops in Iraq. Democrats will not put time table language on troop withdrawl from Iraq in the bill. Republicans will allow an extra $10 Billion toward Democratic projects. Most likely there will be benchmarks put into the bill, but only for Iraqi social programs. Stay Tuned! More To Come!
05/24/07. The Commerce Department has reported that the sales of single family homes increased by 16.2% in April. Stay Tuned! More To Come!
05/24/07. Jay Leno marked his 15th Anniversary as the host of the "Tonight Show" yesterday.
05/24/07. A 60 year old New Jersey woman gave birth to twin boys Wednesday. The births are the result of intro-virto fertilization. Hospital officials believe that she is the oldest woman to give birth to twins in the US. She and her husband have been married for 38 years and have three other chilren ages 6, 33 and 29. Mrs. Birnbaum told Fox News that she wanted her younger son to have siblings closer to his age. Congratulations and Best Wishes to the Birnbaum Family!
05/24/07. The Commerce Department reported that the demand for durable goods increased by 0.6 percent last month. While the increase was less than expected, the government revised March performance showed a 5% surge which is much stronger than the 3.7% gain previously reported. Analynst believe US factories are beginning to show a moderate rebound. Stay Tuned! More To Come!
05/24/07. Jordin Sparks was crowned as the new "American Idol" and is the youngest at 17 years of age. Jordin is the daughter of retired NFL player Phillippi Sparks who has visibly supported her efforts along with Jordin's mother. Jordin wowed audiences with her powerful song deliverance. Congratulations Jordin!
05/24/07. Israeli troops in the West Bank have arrested more than 30 Senior Hamas members including a Cabinet Minister, legislators and mayors. Stay Tuned! More To Come!
05/23/07. The US and China met yesterday and will be meeting all week to discuss main topics of interest such as security, trade, currency and healthcare. Stay Tuned! More To Come!
05/23/07. The National Average of Regular Unleaded gasoline is $3.22 per gallon.
05/23/07. Five percent of the tax on gasoline in Illinois is Sales Tax. It is considered the 2nd gas tax that all Illinois Consumers pay. It hurts minorities the most. State Representative Kirk Dillard is trying to eliminate the 5% Sales Tax on gasoline in Illinois. He is rallying State Senators and Representatives on Illinois border states to join him. More To Come! Stay Tuned!
05/23/07. Mayor Bloomberg of New York City is expecting all taxi's in the city to run on bio-fuels by 2012.
05/23/07. The Movie "Star Wars" has turned 30 years old. The entire world is celebrating it's 30th Anniversary. Hollywood is organizing a four day celebration. May the force be with you!
05/22/07. The 110th Congress has agreed with the 43rd President to fund the troops in Iraq with the first installment of $110 billion dollars. No withdrawal language in the bill. Possibly bench marks and only for social programs for the Iraqi government. More to come, stay tuned.
05/22/07. Illinois Representative in Springfield, Republican Kirk Dillard has proposed a law to suspend for a period of time the State tax on gasoline. This would save drivers about 20 cents a gallon at the pump. Way to go,go, go, Kirk Dillard. Democrats who run the House of Representatives and Senate in Illinois have opposed this legislation. More to come, stay tune.
05/22/07. The Immigration debate is on in Washington among our 110th Congress. Senate Majority Leader, Democrat Harry Reid of Nevada said that this legislation is to importatnt to debate for only one week. It will be debated after the Senate is back from Memorial Day recess. Amendments to the Dream Act will be offered and no dought that some law makers will try to kill this legislation that tries to solve the immigration issue. Alabama's Senator, Republican Jeffry Sessions is opposed to the 43rd's Presidents idea on solving Immigration. Some Democrats and Republicans are opposed to solving the immigration issue and job fairness in this country. More to come, stay tune.
05/22/07. Southwestern China is implementing their old policy of forced abortions on the population living in that area. They are using the police and the rule of law to combat the Chinese population fighting to stop this policy. This is not the first time the Chinese government has used forced abortions to manage their population growth. More to come, stay tune.
05/22/07. Yesterday 60 people were killed in trying to contain a Muslim radial group called the Fatah Islamic Fighters near Tripoli, Lebanon. They are beleived to be from Syria linked with Palestinian refugees frustratd that they cannot go back to Palestine. The Lebanese government is at peace with most of the refugees but unfortunately like in most cases, their are extremists groups who want more. This was the second day of the insurgents fighting Lebanon security forces. The Fatah Islamic Fighters have continued to fight after part of their members were caught and some killed when they tried to rob a bank of $125,000. Most likely the money will be used to buy weapons. More to come, stay tune.
05/22/07. Chicago gas prices have gone up again. Regular Gasoline has hit officially $4 dollars a gallon at some gas stations around Chicago. Newly elected Mayor Daley said this week that he does not support lowering any tax on gasoline. He said it builds roads. He suggested using rapid transit, walking or riding a bike to work. By the way, the Mayor has a driver a drive himself to work that is only about 13 blocks away from City Hall. Instead of lowering gas taxes, he is proposing more funding on bike paths. Maybe he should use that money to abort the gas tax.
05/21/07. In Los Angeles, California, Govenor of New Mexico, Bill Richardson has officially declared himself as a Presidential Candidate of the United States of America for the 2008 election. Presidential Candidate Richardson has been a U.S. Congressman, U.N. Ambassador, a Seretary of Energy, a current Govenor, Policy Maker, Hostage Negotiator, and an Author. He is a Democrat who loves to lower taxes and fees. He has done it in his Home State of New Mexico. Considers himself as a Blue Dog DEMOCRAT WHO IS AGAINST THE WAR IN IRAQ. Among all the candidates in the Democratic party, he has the most experience in government and policy. Only the first lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton, than former Senator John Edwards comes close. More to come, stay tune.
05/21/07. Staples Inc. will accept unwanted desktop and laptop computers and monitors for a fee of $10 per item at their US and Canadian stores.
05/21/07. Mayor Richard M. Daley's Inauguation will be held today. The Mayor will be entering his 6th term making history as Chicago's Longest Running/Ruling Mayor surpassing his father, the late Richard J. Daley by 1 term.
05/21/07. The nine newly elected Chicago Alderman will begin their terms today at City Hall. Stay Tuned! More To Come!
05/21/07. Illinois has the highest gas prices nationwide due to additional taxes up to 80 cents per gallon imposed by Illinois politicians. The average price of gas areawide is at $3.59.
05/21/07. Palestinian rockets hit Southern Israel this morning after an Iraeli airsrike that left 8 dead was launched Sunday night. Stay Tuned! More To Come!
05/21/07. The US Senate will begin debating the Immigration Bill in Washington DC today. Stay Tuned! More To Come!
05/20/07. In Palestine, the Fatah and Hamas elected parties has decided to push for a sieze fire. The stress level in Palestine is at an all time high. With the general population living in fear, lack of food, lack of medicine, lack of secirity do to the check points manned by Israeli troops, no goods are getting to the Palestinian people. Israel has been bombing Palestinian targets this week. Palestinians were firing rockets into Israeli settlements that are not suppose to be settled by Israelis. That land belongs to the Palestinians left living in the area. The United Nations has told Israel to move the illegal Jewish settlements in those areas. Israeli's have even changed the flow of the Jordan River so that it doesn't get to the Palestinians. No matter what side or what issue, this is a big mess in the region. As a pro Jewish person, I say that Israel must allow the Palestinians to live normal lives. Jim Liceaga
05/20/07. Tanks rolled in on a Palestinian Refugee camp in Lebanon this morning in fighting Islamic militants called the Fatah Islam Fighters who recently killed and wounded Lebanese soldiers. This group is not the party of the elected Fatah Political Party in Palestine. The Fatah Islam Fighters are an offshoot of the Pro Syrian Fatah Uprising which broke from the mainstream Palestinian Fatah movement of the 1980's based out of Syria. They are Sunnis. The current fighting started in a town close to Tripoli, Lebanon where the militants thought it could test the Lebanese security of the area by robbing a bank of $125,000. The Security forces responded immediately anf the robbers started shooting in the streets and running into the refugee camp where twoof the robbers were caught. Fighting went on for hours but is now contained. Prime Minister Fouad Siniora said that the militants are trouble makers trying to cause a rip in the Lebanese government. He has called for Lebanon people to back the government in keeping the peace. There are great tensions between the Palestinian refugees and the Lebanese citizens. Since the 1967 War, where hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were kicked out of their homes and lands in Palestine by Israel, the neighboring countries like Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, and Syria have had to take in these Palestinian refugees. This has caused an unstable region with these countries having to allocate a huge portion of their GDP to take care of these refugees. Israel has always concluded that no Palestinian refugees are to enter Palestine, ever. This is where the problem begins for the world and these countries forced to host these Palestinian refugees. By the way, these countries become a welfare state to keep the peace among Palestinian refugee and their own citizen. Israel owes their existance to the United States of America, not God. In 1948 the United Nation granted the State of Israel to exist because of a single vote from the U.S.A. in favor of their existance. President Truman decided strongly to change his vote the night before the U.N. voted on the existance of Israel. More to come, stay tune.
05/20/07. President of Romania, Traian Basescu has survived a referendum on impeaching him yesterday. The 78% of voters made a big difference by demanding that he stay in office. More to come, stay tune.
05/20/07. Prime Minister of Britain, Tony Blair visited Iraq for the last time. He met with Iraqi leaders. More to come, stay tune.
God Bless You Jerry Falwell.
05/16/07. Yolanda King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. has passed away. She was only 51 years old who struggled with Heart Disease which runs in the family. She was a graduate of Smith College, a civil rights activist, owner of High Grounds Production Company who made documentaries including one on her father. It is sad to hear that Yolanda King has passed away. She lived a life full of trauma. She was 11 or 12 when her father, Dr Martin Luther King Jr. was shot to death, her uncle the brother of her dad drowned a year after Dr., King was killed, her grandmother was killed at church while playing the organ, her cousin died of a heart attack while jogging, and recently her mother died of breast cancer. She and her entire family had lived with threats against their lives all the time. She lived with heavy burdens and broken heart all her life. She also was friends with Rev. Jerry Falwell who passed away yesterday. Some families have more burdens put in front of their lives than most. God Bless You Yolanda! Jim Liceaga
05/15/07. The Congress is talking about President Bush's comprehensive immigration bill. More to come, stay tune.
05/16/07. Carpentersville Trustees have discussed passing an English Only Ordinance. They will most likely vote on this issue June 17th, 2007. More To Come! Stay Tuned!
05/16/07. The Palestinian Cease Fire has failed after a group of gunmen tried to kill Fatah and Hamas Political figures. More To Come! Stay Tuned!
05/16/07. Newly elected French President Sarkozy's Inauguration was held today where he administered a 15 minute speech calling for work, respect, tolerance and community in order to bring about needed change in France. The French Legislature elections will take place in June where the President will need a majority vote. He is the 23rd President of France's 5th Republic.
05/16/07. Israel celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the capture of East Jeruselum in the 1967 War. Palestinians consider it occupation and want it back to make it their Head of State.
05/15/07. Rev Jerry Falwell who founded the Moral Majority in 1978 has passed away today. He was 73 years old, suffering from a couple of ailments ranging from kidney and lung problems. He was found in his office at Liberty University in which he founded. He was an extreme right individual using his Christian pulpit and the Bible to push his political agenda forward. He was a no nonsense believer that abortions was a sin and that it is hurting the United States of America's image in the eyes of the Lord and the World. He was tough. America will miss him but his legacy goes on. Another person in my past who has passed away. : (
05/15/07. The last 35 years, Presidential candidate have released their tax returns to the media for the public to review. In this Presidential cycle only one candidate has released their tax return. That is Junior Senator from Illinois, Barack Hussein Obama. He has done the right thing for all of us to see. Stay tuned!
05/15/07. National Average Price of Regular Gasoline is $3.10 cents per gallon. The United States has 149 refineries. Demand is surpassing quantity available per day. In the Chicagoland area, eleven gas stations polled on Regular gasoline an average price of Regular Gasoline at $3.60 per gallon.
05/15/07. Vice President Dick Cheyney raps up his Middle East visits where he was ENGAGED ON HIGHPOWERED MEETINGS with HEADS OF STATES re. Iraqi Security. More to come, stay tune.
05/15/07. If you have a 2/28 mortgage that is to reset, or adjusting upward and you are having a hard time with payments/future payments, call your lender to see if they offer a 4/26 mortgage. This is a new mortgage loan product that is intended to redirect or save a mortgage loan that could go bad or become foreclosed. Don't wait for a payment shock to occur. Be proactive. Call your lender. As Americans, we must protect home ownership and property owner rights. More to come, stay tune.
05/15/07. After 18 months as United States Deputy Attorney General, Paul McNulty has given his resignation that should occur in late summer. In the mean time, he will be on the job working on terrorist cases. Reasons he gave the media for resigning was as follows, "the financial realities of my college age children and two decades of puplic service lead me to a long overdue transition in my carreer." The Senate will approve the next U.S. Deputy Attorney General. Prior to September 11th, 2001 he was U.S. Attorney in Alexandria, Virginia. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez wrote that "Mr McNulty is a dynamic and thoughtful leader." More to come, stay tune.
05/15/07. The World Bank has called their 24 panel members to meet today to discuss the conflict of interest, the World Bank leader. Paul Wolfowitz engaged in. He gave his girl friend a pay raise of 100% increase. Something unheard of in the organization. He is to appear today to determine his fate in the World Bank. More to come, stay tune.
05/15/07. Hamas and Fatah leaders have agreed to have a cease fire. The violence in the Gaza Strip of Palestine has calmed down, giving today the opportunity for both parties to meet. More to come, stay tune.
05/14/07. In Farmers Ridge Texas, the City legislature has passed a bill that fines landlords who rent to Undocumented people. They also made English the official language in that City. The new law takes effect on May 22nd, 2007. It passed with a 2/1 margin. I have to say that if any of the landlords are threatened by the City Officials or police that landlords and their tenants have a strong case to sue the City. On the basis of Loan Discrimination, Equal Opportunity Housing Laws, HUMDA issues and Civil Rights. If the property is seized for back taxes or the mortgage company forecloses on a building because of lack of payment due to the Cities new law against undocumented people, in any City that fines a landlord, discourages renters, and discriminates against children from renting in any particular city for any manner that is a basis of a lawsuit. Discourages renters on the basis of who they are is violating Federal and State Law. These mortgage loans are backed by Federal Agencies, and are using some Federal funds and some State funds. Lots of mortgages that banks sell on the open market are backed by the federal government. The entire housing market is backed by the Federal Government. It is a proven system that has passed the test of time. The town or City itself is using Federal Money and State Money to finance their special projects of all kinds. And the issue of no Spanish used for City Business, the Federal Government gives the States money for certain issues to take care of immigrants who do not speak English. And let us not forget that Spanish is an American Language, a language used in Commonwealths that the United States owns. Thereby the State of Texas benefits. And the City of Farmers Ridge is benefitting. Violation of these Laws do not insure a free and prosperous United States. Unfortunately these city officials who have passed these kinds of laws have shown their true collors of being UnAmerican. This is not a tricky issue. Keep the Communists and Facist ideologies out of the Housing industry and out of our ways of doing business. Those fake city and state officials that have your kids and you in mind next. Capitalism works. Its what this country was built on! FREEDOM! FREEDOM to own property, to rent out your property so that you or your neighbor can pay the bank! Keep those Minute Men OUT of Our Pockets and Property Issues. Some of those people who once wouldn't allow Families with Children, Catholics, Jews, Irish, Afro Americans, Italians, Asians, of course Mexicans (nothing new in this country, just a new century), Women without Husbands who had Children, Single Women without Children, Mixed Race Couples, Gay Couples, Men and Women with Disabilities, and Muslims from renting and owning the American Dream. Property. A house or apartment to rent, to be able to put up your tired feet after a long day of hard work. A place to eat and get your family ready for the next day, in a place of your own. Rent or Own, a property to be safe in. Remember the days of discrimination. It's here again. Thanks to the Unfreedomminded Minute Men and the City Officials that once wore Sheets and Hoods in the open. Now they just go in your face and spit on freedom. DISCRIMINATION on the Basis of Unfair Real Estate Practices from the City of Farmer Ridge Texas. You would think that on these shores from sea to shining sea, Americans would embrace the Shining Hill, not put barbed wire around it. Freedom Counts People, its what we Fought and stood up to the World for. Don't you get it! More to come, stay tune. Jim Liceaga : )
05/14/07. The cost of the Postage Stamp increases to 41 Cents as of today and the Post Office had the media announcing yesterday that any mail dropped yesterday at boxes with today's pick up date needed the new postage in place. The Forever Stamp is also being offered for the cost of 41 cents and will be sufficient postage even if the price should rise in the future.
05/14/07. The Russian Industrial Base should double by 2010. Germany buys 2 Million new vehicles, 1/2 imports. GM is the fifth largest market: 11th for Asian Cars like Mitsubishi creating a market of middle class consumers. The German market will try to get more exports to Russia. The obstacle is the High Tax involved. The World Trade Organization is looking for lending opportunities in Russia. Stay Tuned! More To Come!
05/14/07. The Fatah and Hamas Party in Palestine have been breaking down due to the increase of violence in Gaza. As a result, the day to day pressure is getting to the Palestinian people. Hami Oawasni has resinged as Interior Minister indicating that he wanted more time to get security forces trained to protect Palestinian citizens and is frustrated by the lack of urgency being exercised by the Parties. Stay Tuned! Morte to Come!
05/14/07. Atilia Airlines is looking to sell 40% of the Airline. There have not been any offering bids so far for the struggling airline. More To Come! Stay Tuned!
05/14/07. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice is scheduled to visit Russia to speak on issues relative to the breakdown of democratic press in Russia and the influence Russia has on the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Putin is upset about the US/Czech/Polish Missile Defense System. Stay Tuned! More To Come!
05/14/07. Jamestown, Virginia turns 400 years old today.
05/13/07. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! : )
05/13/07. The recent attempt to blow up an oil refinery in Saudi Arabia would have increased the price of oil to $125 to $150 dollars per barrel. Currently that would be a 100% increase affecting the price of gasoline at the pump. Go up 100%! Think about it. Should our troops leave the region or Iraq? You decide. By the way E-85 fuel is currently $2.98 cents per gallion. The so called alternative to pure gasoline. More to come, stay tune.
05/13/07. President Bush wants fairness for Immigrants. He is looking to keeping families together, provide work permits, and legislation on providing a road to legalization for the people who are working in the shadows of our economy. At the same time working to securing our borders. The 110th Congress will be addressing this matter this week. More to come, stay tune.
05/13/07. An al-Qaeda group called the Islamic State of Iraq is taking claim to killing five and kidnapping three U.S. soldiers yesterday. They called it a blessed operation. U.S. troops are currently searching for their soldiers. More to come, stay tune.
05/13/07. The President welcomes Iran to participate in finding solutions with Iraqi safety and security. A meeting is scheduled this week to discuss important issues related with Iraq. More to come, stay tune.
05/13/07. Killer of Killers, Taliban terrorist leader Mullah Dadullah was killed in Afghanistan. He was in charge of day to day operations for the terorist attacking our interests in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is possible he was in charge of ordering the killing of children at a school function in Iraq recently. The children were dancing with each other. Afghan police and NATO air support worked together in halting Mullah Dadullah future operations. Afghanistan's spokesman, Khaleeq Ahmad said, "We are happy he is not alive anymore." Intelligence has confirmed that he is dead. Good job! Jim Liceaga
05/13/07. Vice President, Dick Cheny is in Iraq and the region meeting with the top Generals in the field and meeting Iraqi Leaders like Prime Minister Maliki. Success in the fight against terrorist in Iraq and Afghanistan is important for the Iraqi people, and to the Republican Party. Vice President Cheny has informed the Iraqi Parliment not to take a two month summer break. The Iraqi politicians agree with this request. More to come, stay tune.
We Say Moms Are Worth $185,000 per Year!
05/06/07. Over 100 million people in the United States are over the age of 40. More to come, stay tune.
05/06/07. Today, France is voting for their new President. The candidates represent the Right v. the Left. At the Right is conservative candidate Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy who is close to the U.S., who wants to increase the work hours for French workers, to free up labor markets from unions, and to boost their industries for global markets. At the Left is liberal candidate, Ms. Segolene Royal who is a huge critic of the United States. Has a socialist background, who wants to save France's welfare system. Both want to increase France's global strategy, to increase their National self confidence in the world and with their citizens. Both are against the War in Iraq. Both were born after World War II. France has an unemployment rate of 8% and an annual growth rate of 1.5% in the last five years. During the primary last month, French people had a 85% voter turn out. More to come, stay tune.
05/06/07. Former CIA Director, George Tenent said that al-Qaida wants to hurt the United States because we are a super power and that al-Qaida wants to use a nuclear bomb on us. Threats to nations. Networks of people who want to do us harm. Check out his new book, 'AT THE CENTER OF A STORM'. More to come, stay tune.
05/06/07. Republican 2008 Presidential Candidate from Colorado, Representative Tom Tancredo has said that Miami Florida is like a third world country. That speaking two languages is bad for the United States. That the future of the United States is poor unless we get rid of bilingualism. Mr. Tancredo people come from Italy who spoke a latin language called Italian which is very similar to Spanish. The state named Colorado is a Spanish name. The United States has territories that speak Spanish. The United States is a Spanish nation like it is an English nation. Remember Jamestown and 1848. Most people in our great country do not realize these facts. He doesn't get it. Another fool who wants to stay ignorant. He is a person who makes the Republican party look racist and foolish. He will contribute to Republicans loosing the 2008 Presidential election. VIVA the Spanish language and our hispanic culture, an American way of life! Jim Liceaga
05/06/07. al-Qaida has released a video which makes fun of President Bush and the Democrats in the 110th Congress. Democrats plan, the Feingold/Reed bill that mandates U.S. withdrawl from Iraq is the topic in the middle east and al-Qaida is betting on this move. al-Qaida deputy, Ayman al-Zawahri believes that killing 200,000 to 300,000 U.S. troops or civilians will chase the Super power the United States out of the entire region of the middle east, not just Iraq. More to come, stay tune.
05/05/07. Happy Polish Independent Constitution Day! Second oldest Constitution written in 1791. Chicago's 116th annual Polish Constitution Day parade starts on Columbus Drive and ends in Grant Park. Lets never forget about Casimir Pulaski who died in 1779 in the battle in Savannah, Ga. He was a freedom fighter in the Continental Army recruited by Benjamen Franklin and is known as the father of our Cavalry for his visionry use of a mounted military force during the Revolutionary War against the British. He was born on March 4th. Never forget 1939. God bless the Polish and their contributions to our nation. : )
05/05/07. Happy Cinco de Mayo!! In 1861, Mexico's President Benito Juarez suspended payments on foreign debts, loans owed to France, Spain and Britain. In 1862 Great Britain and Spain settled. French Emperor, Napolean III refused to settle and with the US engaged in The Civil War, took advantage of the situation to leave French troops in Mexico and didn't worry about The Monroe Doctrine. France established a puppet government in Mexico and sent additional French troops to Mexico for reinforcement. The French Army was stopped temporarily at the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862. Thus, Cinco de Mayo!! By 1863, France ruled Mexico and when Puebla and Mexico City were captured and President Benito Juarez had to go into exile. Napolean III put his brother in law, Maximillion in charge of Mexico and by this time the majority of Mexico was French ruled. France has support from the American Confederate troops but when the Civil War Ended in 1865, the Victorious United States government sent the Mexican Freedom Fighters left over surplus US munitions. The Mexican rebels fought hard and now had weapons equally matched with the French army. France withdrew it's troops, Maximillion was captured and killed and President Juarez was reelected in 1867. The US Monroe Doctrine withstood the test from France with the assistance of Mexico. Partners in the pursuit of FREEDOM in North America, Lincoln and Juarez!! Cinco de Mayo was a Great Victory for Freedom, keeping America Free!!!
05/05/07. Google is agreeing to pay $3.1 Billion for Double Click, the market leader in placing display advertisements on websites. Google's rivals, which include Microsoft, have criticized the move on antitrust grounds. Google already dominates what is considered a seperate market for paid-search advertising. Stay Tuned!
05/05/07. China's economy grew by 11.1% in the year to the first quarter. China's inflation rate rose to 3.3% in March. Both figures were higher than expected. There is speculation that the government might announce a plan to curb growth. More To Come!
05/05/07. Chinese Trademark and Copyright piracy is big business resulting in alot of money lost. Mexico and the EU want to join WTO talks to resolve these issues. Japan, Canada and the USA have been in such talks. China must resolve these issues. More To Come!
05/05/07. Fannie Mae's net income was $6.3 Billion in 2005. The Mortgage Purchaser said in it's much delayed 2005 Annual Report. Robert Blakely to step down as Financial Chief.
05/05/07. Master Card posted a 70% increase in quarterly profit as the credit card giant processed more transactions and reduced it's spending on marketing and advertising.
05/04/07. Today, Bank of America has sued ABN AMRO to protect its agreement to purchase LaSalle Bank for $21 billion dollars. Yesterday a Dutch court halted the purchase. More to come, stay tune.
05/04/07. The Dow Jones Industrial average has closed at another high at 13,264.62. Gaining 23.24 points from yesterday.
05/04/07. A U.S report states that Israel and Palestinians should work toward peace by Isreal opening hundreds of check points and by Palestinians halting rocket attacks into Isreal. More to come, stay tune.
05/04/07. Israeli's Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert for now has survived a tough battle from his opposition to step down. A Israeli judge ordered a report that inspects his handling of the 34 day War in Lebanon. The report states that Israels fight with Hezbollah militia was not clear. Olmert's inability to win a clear victory failed Isreal. The six month investigation report showed a serious failure in exercising judgement, responsibility and prudence. The inability to win a clear victory against Hezbollah Militia. More to come, stay tune.
05/04/07. Yesterday, during a meeting in Egypt to discuss Iraqi Security by its neighbors and countries in the region, U.S. Scretary of State Condoleeza Rice has met with Syria's Foreign Minister Walid Muallem. It was a double meeting for the super busy Sec. of State. On the table was Syria becoming a better neighbor of Iraq. Syria has tightened thier borders, slowing the number of fanatic Islamic terrorist flowing into Iraq to kill U.S. troops and weapons sold to Iraqi Insurgents by the Syrians. More to come, stay tune. The Sec. of State is doing a great job. Maybe she will run for President of the U.S.A., or maybe Vice President.
05/04/07. Radio personality Don Imus, fired by CBS Radio for racist remarks against African American college women is sueing CBS for the balance of his 5 year contract valued at $40 million dollars plus $10 to $20 million dollars for persoal damages. Total law suit will be $50 to $60 million dollars. He has become the victim. Should be interesting. More to come, stay tune.
05/04/07. ABN AMRO was ordered by a Dutch court to stop the $21 billion dollar sale of its LaSalle Bank unit to Bank of America until shareholders can vote on it. More to come, stay tune.
05/04/07. Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona has said that undocumented workers are the same as rapists and murderers. Laughable! But in reality this comment is so sad and in my opinion, very racist. Especially with Mexico being such a great allie of our great country. This man with police powers has so far arrested 500 undocumented people that currently are imprisioned, living in tents outside, chained up at times like dogs with no process to get their freedom. More to come, stay tune.
05/04/07. Yesterday President Bush has urged the 110th Congress to work on and pass immigration reform. More to come, stay tune. Not fair for the workers that are undocumented.
05/04/07. Junior Illinois Senator and 2008 Presidential candidate, Barack Hussein Obama has requesed security from our U.S. Secret Service. Thank goodness we have such security for our candidates because there are lots of crazy people out in the public. Remember Virginia Tech Univ. last month.
05/03/07. Republican 2008 Presidential Candidates have their first debate tonight. More to come, stay tune.
05/03/07. Dow Jones Industrial average close at a new record high at 13,241.38.
05/03/07. Astronaut Walter Schirra Jr., one of the original Mercury Seven Astronauts and the only man to fly NASA's Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs has died today at age 84. Thankyou for your service to our country Mr. Schirra. A true Hero! Another great man that has passed away from my childhood. Jim Liceaga : (
05/03/07. 8,000 people rallied in Springfield, Illinois demanding a better way to fund schools. Property taxes are all over the place in Illinois and some school districts are struggling to provide top notch educational programs for their students who will be competing in the world when they graduate. Reform is what the demonstrators are demanding from Illinois Govenor Blagojevich. Gov. Blagojevich wants to raise fees and taxes on any business that has gross income of a million dollars. Not Net income of a million dollars but gross income. Critics say that this would effect more businesses across Illinois to layoff workers or leave Illinois to more tax friendly states like New Mexico, Indiana, Wisconsin or Michigan. Once these companies leave, it's hard to bring them back. More to come, stay tune!
05/03/07. In Illinois the legislature will be voting to outlaw smoking in any establishment. No Smoking ban could take effect by New Years Day 2008. Govenor Blagojevich endorses this law. More to come, stay tune.
05/03/07. Micheal Flatly who created the great and successful Dance of the Lords production has had a baby boy. Congradulations to the family! : ) Mr Flatly was a hardworking construction laborer immigrant from Ireland working in the U.S.A., when he created this fantastic, and fun dance production. He has made hundreds of millions of dollars world wide from his genius idea. His dance company is known world wide.
05/03/07. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II with her husband, Prince Philip has landed in Plymouth Rock! Well she has landed in the U.S. to visit Jamestown, Virginia. This is the 400th year since Britainers, Anglo Saxons landed in America and started a colony. They established Jamestown in the summer of 1607. Last time she was in the U.S.A. WAS 16 years ago. More to come, stay tune!
05/03/07. In Germany, a baby male Rhino born blind has undergone the first eye surgury to restore it's vision. The surgury took three hours and was a success. The baby Rhino will have some problems seeing in its left eye but will make a full recovery. Rhino's have poor eyesight normally and use their nose to sniff out danger. Great work doctors!
05/03/07. Thousands of government workers in Mexico City have protested over the new rules for retirement. The government has increased the age a person can retire to collect their retirement pay. More to come, stay tune.
05/02/07. The Dow Jones Industrial average closed today at a record new high at 13,211.88.
05/02/07. Britain's Prime Minister, Tony Blair has promised a time table and smooth transition for Gordon Brown. More to come, stay tune.
05/02/07. Factory orders have increased 3.1% in March 2007. This number was unexpected by economists. Cvilian aircraft contributed to the increase for a second straight time.
05/02/07. Chicago's Ron Huberman has been appointed to be the President of the Chicago Transit Authority. He will be in Springfield Illinois today to ask legislators for more state money for the CTA.
05/02/07. Turkey's highest court ruled that the parliamentary vote on electing a new President in November 2007 was stopped. Prime Minister, Recep Tayyp Erdogen is calling for a Constitutional change in electing a new president. An Amendment to their Constitution would make a majorty vote or popular vote the law of the land. Currently, their Parliament elects the President. Secularists are worried that the country is oving into Islamic rule. New elections could be held by June 24th, 2007. If a new Amendment is passed, Turkey's Presidential election would represent a popular vote. Turkey is trying to join the European Union. This Amendment would be a big step forward for their attempt to join the E.U.. Turkey was the United States allie during the Korean War. They lost about 1,800 men during that fight. Good luck Turkey! More to come, stay tune. Jim Liceaga
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05/13/07. Presidential Candidate, Junior Senator from Illinois, Barack Hussein Obama has said your not tough if you have to talk about being tough all the time. He was refering to President Bush's tough talk on terrorism. Senator Obama also said that their are no good options in Iraq. Iraqi leaders along with Leaders in the region and around the world disagree with his view. He wants to get U.S. soldiers out of Iraq by March 2008. Iraqi leaders have said that if the U.S. pulls out of Iraq that the country will experience massive killings, more than what is happening currently. Another blood bath, similar to what occured in Viet Nam when the United States pulled out. Over three million people were murdered at that time by communists when we left Viet Nam. The region suffered as well. Iraqi leaders want the United States to keep their new Democracy secured BY KEEPING U.S. troops in Iraq for another one to two more years. The insurgents/terrorists are counting on the United States to leave the country than the region. They back the Junior Senator Barack Hussein Obama's strategy on getting U.S. troops out of Iraq. He said that this is the time to bring all people together. Good thought from a sincere person. Senator Obama's mother passed away about 10 years ago and said that she was the sweetest soul he knew and loved her and wish she was here to share his family and his wonderful success with her. A mother is very important in your life. Happy Mother's Day. Jim Liceaga
05/13/07. China reported a $16.88 billion dollars trade surplus for April, insuring its exports and currency policies will remain in the spotlight ahead of U.S. China and the United States will engage in economic talks this month. Stay tuned!
05/13/07. Chicago's historic landmark, Buchingham Fountain is open for the Summer season. The fountain will be open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week till October.
05/13/07. KB Home, a huge home uilder said it received this week, an offer for it's controlling stake from a French builder. Kaufman & Broad valued at $787.1 million dollars. More to come, stay tune.
05/13/07. Turkmenistan and Russia have agreed to build a natural gas pipeline linking both countries. This gives the rest of Europe the opportunity to gain access to a most needed commodity from this union. The United States was hoping for a pipeline not including Russia who is a big winner. More to come, stay tune.
05/13/07. Jamestown, Virginia is celebrating 400 years of existance. The original colony was established by English settlers fleeing their country seeking Religious freedom and opportunities.
05/13/07. Chicago Bears player, Tank Johnson has been released from Cook County Jail this morning. He was jailed for violating his probation from a weapons charge. He was sentenced to 120 days but was released early for good behavior after serving 60 days. The Chicago Bears will probably fine and bench him for 2 to 4 games.
05/12/07. On Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 111.09 points to 13,326.22. Up 6.9% from the beginning of the year. Check with a Licensed Financial Professional before investing your money in any investment.
05/12/07. The World Bank is considering a "no confidence " resolution for current President of the World Bank, Paul Wolfowitz's leadership. He could be fired for promoting his girlfriend and giving her a 100% increase in salary. More to come, stay tune.
05/12/07. Near Dallas Texas, in the City of Farmers Ridge, the City Legislature is proposing an English only ordinance and to penalize landlords who rent to undocumented people. Ordinance # is 2903 sponsored by the Village Trustee, Tim O'hare. More to come, stay tune.
05/12/07. Lending Tree, a Mortgage Origination Company, a unit of IAC/INTERACTIVE Corp. is laying off 440 employees to cut costs since the lending business isn't as busy as a year ago. On a side note, the Frederal Reserve might be lowering short term rates next month. Also, FHA is looking to increase their loan originations. FHA lost about 85% of their loan originations to Sub Prime lenders when the housing boom was at its peak for the last few years. FHA is looking to reclaim this business like the good old days. Happy Days could Be Here Again! More to come, stay tune.
05/11/07. 80 year old, Pope Benedict XVI has canonised Brazil's first Saint. He was a monk who lived in the 18th Century. His name was Friar Galvao. He is honored today for two miralcles that occured from his presense and deeds. 1. Saint Friar Galvao wrote little prays on tiny balls of paper and gave them to sick people to heal them with their particular ailments. 2. He is contributed to healing a 4 year old girl said to have been considered incurable by doctors. For these two miracles, a million people in Sao Paulo Brazil gatherd to see and hear the Pope. The other reason the Pope is in Brazil is to meet and plan with the 430 Brazilin Bishops to address the abortion legislation soon to be passed by the Government. The World Health Oraganization states that about 1 million abortions occur in Brazil every year. The pope has addressed the crowds in Brazil to love each other like Christ. To stop having sex before marriage and to go to Church. The Catholic Church is concerned that over a million Catholics have left the Church and converted to Evangelical Churches. The Pope is trying to Manage this issue himself. More to come, stay tune.
05/11/07. AllState Insurance Company will stop writing homeowner and landlord insurance policies in California. The Company is trying to curb losses from natural disasters.
05/11/07. Turkey's Parliment with a 2/3rd vote passed a new Constitutional Amendment to elect their President. Currently, the Parliment elects the President, but since this new law passed by their Parliment the people will vote for their President. A popular vote will elect the next President of Turkey. More to come, stay tune.
05/11/07. The House of Representatives approved a bill to fund the troops in Iraq with $43 billion dollars till August 1st, 2007. Then the 110th Congress will give the troops another $53 billion dollars later. President Bush says that Bench Marks makes sense but funding the War on Terrorism in Iraq with partial payments hinders the troops mission. Iraqi elected officials will be calling on the Democrats in the 110th Congress to inform them that pulling out U.S. troops in the near future will be harmful to Iraqi civilians and the region. More to come, stay tune.
05/11/07. In Chicago, the new President of the Chicago Transit Authority, or CTA, Ron Huberman has laid off 49 top level managers and cut the perk of giving free rides to CTA employees. He is trying to reduce the CTA's deficit of $100 million dollars.
05/11/07. Germany has the most obese people in the European Union. Two million children in Germany are considered overweight. The government is concerned about the extra weigth gain the young children are experiencing. In the next 40 years these kids could be good candidates or patients with diabetes. The Government will try to curb this epidemic by teaching school children about nutrition.
05/11/07. Juan Luna has been found guilty for murdering 7 people at a Browns Chicken back in 1993 in Palatine Illinois.
05/11/07. In Illinois, Democrat Govenor Blagojevich's Gross Receipt Tax, known as the GRT has been voted down by his own Democrats in the Illinois Legislature. The vote was 107 to 0. Proving once again that this Govenor wastes time on legislation that would have hurt the State. His own party who runs the State legislature told him that the GRT, a new tax wouldn't pass. He ran around the state, wasted tax payer money on television, radio, and print ads. That is why the media treats him well. Now that is leadership. He could have spent his time on compromise legislation. He could have spent time working with the giant industries in Illinois to come up with a way to fund education to give tax payers some kind of tax relief. Remember, this is the same govenor that raised the toll fees 100%. Truck drivers pay much more. Govenor Blagojevich loves to create new taxes and new fees. He loves to raise taxes and fees as well. More to come, stay tune. Jim Liceaga
05/11/07. Finance Minister of Britain for the last 10 years, Gordon Brown has declared officially he is seeking to become the next Prime Minister of Britain, representing the Labor Party. He welcomes all other candidates and will fight for what the Labor Party stands for. His Political partner, Prime Minister Tony Blair has had problems with the English voters for standing at the side of President Bush against terrorism and the Labor Party leader has had problems with corruption charges. Mr. Brown most likely will bash President Bush and try to keep his name away from corruption allegations. So far, for the last ten years he has been very quiet, behind the scenes of Tony Blairs government. More to come, stay tune.
05/10/07. In Springfield Illinois, Democrat Govenor Rod Blagojevich or what millions of Illinoians refer to him as Blago is seeking a vote in favor of his New Sales Tax Bill. The bill will raise taxes on Companies Grossing a million dollars or more. This is not a Net Tax Reciept bill but a Gross Tax Reciept bill. Critics say this will chase some midsize to big companies out of Illinois, taking jobs with them. Small companies that have to stay in Illinois will have to charge more, close the business or lay off a few workers to pay this Gross Sales Tax Reciept bill. More to come, stay tune.
05/10/07. President Bush has met with his War Cabinet to review the strategies in Iraq and the War on Terrorism. Success is what the 43rd President needs to bring up has ratings with the American public which currently stands between 25% to 28%. Eleven Republican Representatives and Senators in Washington have confirmed to the 43rd President their desire to see clear and positive results from the newest strategy in Iraq or they will vote with the Democrats on Capital Hill this fall. Democrats have announced legislation that funds the War only by giving only half of the War funds to U.S. troops and implementing a pay as we go approach for further funding of the troops in Iraq. Insurgents/terrorists in Iraq are considering this tactic from the Democrats a victory in getting the United States out of Iraq and eventually the region. President Bush has yet to sign such legislation and more debate is sure to follow. More to come, stay tune.
05/10/07. Ireland is the 2nd busiest country in European Union. Irish women are having less children than the French. They also claim the poorest pay gap between women and men. Good news for their seniors. Men live on average to 75.1 years and women live on average to 80.3 years.
05/10/07. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez will be answering questions again regarding the firing of eight U.S. Attorneys. More to come, stay tune. Democrats want to know if in his sleep DID he knowingly Fire any U.S. Attorneys. Just Kidding! : )
05/10/07. Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair has announced his resignation. His last day will be June 27th 2007. His replacement could be Gordon Brown. Blair has been in office for 10 years. More to come, stay tune.
05/09/07. The junior Senator from Illinois, Barack Hussein Obama thought that 10,000 people died at Greensburgh, Kansas last friday night. The fact is that, so far 12 people parished in the F5 tornados. He was trying to make a point that equipment used in Iraq by our troops should be in Kansas. Fact is that first term Senator Barack Hussein Obama is tired from campaigning. He admitted such mistakes can and will happen. A simple mistake, and thats the point. It was too simple of a mistake. What happens to tougher issues? What kind of massive mistakes will he make? As our Commander in Chief, does the American public want an inexperienced executive running and leading the country? Maybe the Senator from Illinois should stay in the Senate for another term or be willing to be the Vice President of the United States. A few years in this position would give him lots of experience to be President. He is only 46 years old. Still young enough to become President in about 6 or 10 years. Only time will tell. And Please, Don't forget to Register to Vote. Jim Liceaga
05/09/07. U.S. Federal Reserve has left the Prme Rate at 5.25.
05/09/07. India plans to order 1,000 New Airplanes within the next 5 years. Currently, the US had 84 Million passengers in 2006 and the UK 67 Million passengers. India projects to have 100 Million passengers over the next 10 years.
05/09/07. Germany is reporting a 2.9% growth and has slashed budget debt 6/10% of GDP with a projection of 9 Million jobs over the next 3 years with an effort to eliminate the current budget structure over the next 5 years.
05/09/07. France is experiencing a huge debt due to the current 35 hour work week with the GDP at 2% for 2007 which marks France as the slowest EU zone. There have been riots in protest of newly elected Conservative President Sarkozy over the past few days with about 100 people arrested. Stay Tuned! More To Come!
05/09/07. The Federal Government has charged five alleged Islamic radicals with plotting to kill US soldiers at Fort Dix in New Jersey. A sixth person was charged with aiding and abetting the illegal possession of firearms by three of the others. They were arrested on Monday and in Federal Court on Tuesday. The are being held without bond. Stay Tuned! More To Come!
05/09/07. Democrats have decided to give the President half of the money needed to fund the War in Iraq. The President will have to get Congressional approval for the balance. If the war doesn't seem good, Congress will review. This ties the President's hands and War Planning.
05/08/07. President Bush our 43rd President held his first White tie dinner. Yesterday the White House was busy with the preperation of hosting Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh. The last time the Queen visited the White House was 16 years ago in 1991 during the 41st President Bush's term. 134 guests were invited including the famous golfer Arnold Palmer, the great Quarterback Peyton Manning, and the recent Kentucky Derby winner jockey Calvin Borel who rode the famous horse Street Sense to victory The first lady Laura Bush and Sec. of State, Condoleeza Rice assisited in picking the President Bush's tie and organizing the historic event. They both did a fantastic job. The Queen said, "the United States was an occasion to step back from our current preoccupations". What ever that means. President Bush said, "Your Majesty, I appreciate your leadership during these times of danger and decision." The dinner menu was as follows. Spring pea soup with U.S. caviar, dover sole almondine, spring lamb with chanterelle sauce, and local vegetables and an arugula mustard greens and romaine salad. Supervised and prepared by Chef Cristeta Comerford. The famous Virtuoso Itzhak Perlman played his violin. With hundreds of hours going in to host the Queen, first Lady Laura Bush has said this is the last time the 43rd President will host a White tie dinner. The White House under President Bush has hosted six State dinners. As Americans, you have to be happy that we have no Queen or King. Unless you live in Chicago. Jim Liceaga :)
05/08/07. A panel has found guilty World Bank leader, Paul Wolfowitz for giving his girlfriend a 100% pay increase and benefits. He broke World Bank ethics ruls. Something even Europeans were outraged with that kind of pay raise. With European farmers experiencing a drought, Africa in serious financial trouble with aids killing off fathers, mothers, and grandparents, and Latin America seeking partial debt restructure, this was too excessive. $200,000 could do alot for third world countries. He has 24 hours to respond. Sounds like what Chicago's Aldermen and the Mayor did with their pay incrases. More to come, stay tune. Jim Liceaga : )
05/08/07. ABN-AMRO will be holding meetings with share holders to possibly reject Royal Bank of Scotland's bid to buy LaSalle bank. Bank of America has the strongest bid with less complications in the deal. More to come, stay tune.
05/08/07. Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy is awake shooting lava. This is the fourth time that it has acted up since the first of January 2007. No danger for the inhabitants close to Mount Etna as of yet. More to come, stay tune.
05/08/07. The President made a mistake when referring that Britain's Queen Elizabeth II was 230 years old. She is only 81 years old. Everyone laughed and the President made a joke of it. He's great! More great info to come, stay tune.
05/08/07. Senator and Presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has said that she will not concede Illinois to Senator and Presidential candidate Barack Hussein Obama. Currently she is ahead of Obama 38% to Obama's 24%. Democrats fighting it out day after day. The Republican candidates are not even considered close to these two. More to come, stay tune.
05/08/07. The European Minister, Steinmeyer has met with Isreal's Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert to discuss the peace process laid out by the U.S.. Palestinians and Isreali's must sit down and talk peace. More to come, stay tune.
05/08/07. European Farmers worried that lack of rain could raise Food prices up 20% this summer. Their farmlands are dry because of the drought Europe is experiencing. Farmers are using irregation that is driving food costs up. Today, thank goodness it is raining in some parts of Europe today. More to come, stay tune.
05/07/07. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has hit a New Record high, closing at 13,312.97. Up 48.35 points.
05/07/07. Senator Hillary Clinton and Presidential Candidate visited Chicago to attend a small fund raiser. Her big fund raiser was to be tonight with the Chicago Bar Association but has been cancelled. More to come, stay tune.
05/07/07. The new Spiderman movie released in the United States on Friday has earned so far $148 Million dollars. A record! The movie cost $300 Million dollars to make. More to come, stay tune.
05/07/07. Citizens of Greensburg, Kansas will be allowed to visit their homes and businesses that have been destroyed by the F5 tornados of last week. They will not be able to stay overnight. So far 10 people died and one found alive in the rubble. More to come, stay tune.
05/07/07. In Chicago, six more cameras have been installed around busy intersections to catch traffic violators. That brings the total cameras at intersections at 39. So far these cameras have caught 300,000 drivers violating traffic laws at a cost of $90 per ticket. The Chicago Police have a new Helicopter to catch speeders and to assist Police in their Squad cars to catch law breakers. More to come, stay tune.
05/07/07. Queen Elizabeth of Britain is attending a White tie dinner at the White House tonight. More to come, stay tune.
05/07/07. The National Average of Regular gasoline is $3.07 per gallon. Chicago's Average of Regular gasoline is $3.49 per gallon.
05/07/07. China's economy grew by 11% in 2006 to the first quarter of2007. Inflation rate grew to 3.3% in March 2007. Higher than expected.
05/07/07. Turkey has not elected a President as of yet. Abdulah Gui has withdrawn as a Presidential candidate. The Parliament could not come up with 2/3rd votes needed to elect a new President. This is the second time the Turkey Parliament has tried to elect a President. The first time that the Parliament tried to elect their President a Turkey judge ruled against it. The general public thought that Mr. Giu had an ultra Islamic mandate. The country is trying to join the European Union and Turkey is a secular country that is majority muslim. Possibly June or July the country will have a popular vote to elect their President. Currently the Parliament elects the President.
05/07/07. France has elected their next President, Nicolas Sarkozy has been elected with 53% of the vote. 85% of registered voters came out to vote. Remember, France is a small country, the size of one of our middle size states. The French also have more time on their hands to vote. They work only 33 hours per week and that is considered full time. Their vote occured on a weekend day, Sunday. A weekend vote in the United States would have more registered voters to come out and vote. Sarkozy is against Turkey entering the European Union. He wants to unite all French citizens. Curb Immigration, but create more jobs in minority parts of France. Give hope to young men and women who are unemployed and stay close to the United States and Israel. After the Sarkozy election 400 cars were put on fire and 600 to 1000 French men and women rioted in the streets. More than 400 were arrested and let go. A Presidential term in France is for five years. More to come, stay tune.
05/02/07. In Chicago, immigrants attending the rally in Grant Park have created a terrific cash flow for the day by riding the CTA. Just what the CTA needs to cover there budget shortfall. Good job to all attending the immigration rally. Jim Liceaga : )
05/02/07. Millions nationwide participate in the 2nd annual Labor day/Immigration rally to bring attention of how the immigration laws are broken and unfair in the U.S.A. In Chicago about 150 thousand to 225,000 people attended the march and the rally in Grant Park. It was fantastic. It brought tears to my eyes of how our great country allows the freedom of assembly. Democracy at work! It is estimated that about 150 thousand marchers stayed at work because they were worried that Law Enforcement might Raid the march just like the Feds raided a small mall on 18th street last week. The raid was justified but was over done with Automatic weapons drawn and occured during business hours where children, women and elderly people shopped. The Feds could have picked up the bad guys at their homes or anywhere else regular peace loving people are not gathered. It could have gotten out of control and dangerous for the regular folks doing their shopping, creating tax dollars for the feds and city. Bad judgement call. In Los Angeles, California police shot rubber bullets and sprayed pepper spray, tossed tear gas and used clubs on marchers. A couple of people threw rocks at the police. The throwers were not part of the peaceful marchers and were part of another group opposing the marchers and immigrants. Police fell into the trap of the throwers and took out their anger on the peaceful crowd. Men, women and children went running from police who were striking anyone in their path with clubs. It was terrible to view people with the U.S. flag being beaten by the police. Well, the world saw this. What were the police thinking? Lots of these marchers have men and women, their children in the Armed Forces, fighting terrorist in Iraq and Afghanistan. This tactic isn't new and was used against anybody not in the majority view by police, especially in California where Mexican haters have lived since 1848. Remember the Zoot Suit Riots. Too many other incidents to mention in this story. Jim Liceaga
05/02/07. President Bush to meet with Democrats re. War Funding legislation. More to come, stay tune.
05/01/07. President Bush vetoed the War Supplemental Bill the 110th Congress has sent him. He promised to do that if the language of U.S. troop withdrawl from Iraq is in the War Funding bill. Democrats do not have the vote to override the bill but promise to go after any week Republican or Democrat Congress persons to get them to vote for troop withdrawl.
05/01/07. German Chancellor Merkel has asked President Bush to speak to the Russians about the US-Czech-Polish Missile Defence System to be in place soon. Stay Tuned! More To Come!
05/01/07. 3,351 U.S. Troops have died in Iraq since March 2001 including 7 Defence Civilian Employees.
05/01/07. Abu Ayyub al Masri, Al Qaeda leader has ben killed by rival militant groups in fierce fighting north of Baghdad. He succeeded Abu Musob al-Zarqawi as the leader of Al-Qaeda after Zarfaur was killed.
05/01/07. Today marks the 4th Anniversary when President Bush declared "Mission Accomplished" on the war in Iraq. The 110th Congress is sending a War Supplemental Bill to the oval office with language to withdraw the troops from Iraq. ALL the President has said is that he will veto any bill that has any type of language that states troop withdrawl. More To Come!
05/01/07. In Chicago, Ron Huberman is expected to be appointed to the Head of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). Ron Huberman was Mayor Daley's Chief of Staff. He also implemented cameras all over Chicago.
05/01/07. The 2nd Annual Immigration March starts at 10:00 today. The Rally at Grant Park will begin at 1:00pm. Stay Tuned! More To Come!
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