10/27/07. Game three of the World Series is tonight. Game starts at 8:35pm. More to come, stay tune.
10/27/07. Right for Life advocates are demonstrating in front of a Planned Parenthood clinic recently opened in Aurora Illinois. Aurora, Illinois has a big African and Latino American population. The Planned Parenthood Clinic that conducts abortions is accused by many Right for Life advocates to encouraging minority women to abort there babies without providing scientific tests to show the baby in their wombs is actually alive. Seems their is no balance for young minority teens to make a good and fnal decision. Some Illinois Minute Men members believe this clinic is necessary to stop what they call "Anchor Babies" to be born. They encourage it. More to come, stay tune.
10/27/07. Many California residents are finally allowed to visit the damage to their homes from the fires. A 1/2 million miles, and 2,000 homes damaged from the fires. Five suspects are being investigated. No suspects named publicly yet. More to come, stay tune.
10/27/07. The Federal Emergency Management Authority, or FEMA has trouble on their hands today. They staged a fake press conference. They said they asked and answered questions they thought journalists would have asked. FEMA workers pretended to be journalists. Unbelievable. Makes you wonder if we really did land on the Moon. Seems like FEMA is competing with a favorite Comedy Series. Can'nt these FEME College MBA and PHD leaders get it right? More to come, stay tune.
10/27/07. September New Home sales up 4.8%. Buyers taking advantage of lower prices, buyer incentives and lower mortgage interest rates. Get more house for the today's money. This is a great time to buy, buy, buy! Happy house hunting! :)
10/27/07. 10,000 protestors against the Iraqi War on Terrorism will march today starting at 1:30pm at Union Park in Chicago, Illinois. After that march another march starts around 3:30pm. Many top Democrats will attend. Also a few top radio personalities will be hosting and speaking against the war on terrorism. WVON AM, Cliff Kelly will speak at their rally.
10/27/07. Oil Prices has reached over $91 dollars per barrel. Home Owners who heat their homes with heating oil expected to pay double digit increases. More to come, stay tune.
10/26/07. A court in Argentina convicted a Roman Catholic priest for complicity in murder, torture and kidnappings during the "dirty war" waged by the country's military dictatorship of 1976-83 against leftist opponents. It was the first time a priest had been convicted of human-rights abuses in Latin America.
10/26/07. Bill Gates announced another $100m for his foundations's Grand Challenges initiative to encourage innovative research projects intended to promote global health. That is in addition to $450m that has already been earmarked. The new money will be aimed at small, early-stage projects.
10/26/07. The Saudi government said it would reform its legal system by, among other things, setting up a supreme court and special tribunals for labour and commercial disputes.
10/26/07. The S-Chip did not pass in the Senate yesterday. Stay Tuned! More To Come!
10/26/07. California Fires death toll is now 10. 3 from the direct fire: 7 from other causes. 1,800 homes have been destroyed.
10/26/07. Hillary Clinton celebrated her 60th Birthday yesterday. Elvis Costello and Billy Crystal entertained at her party.
10/26/07. World Series Game 2: Boston Red Sox beat the Colorado Rockies 2-1 giving Boston a 2-0 lead in the Series. The Rockies will host game 3 tomorrow night.
10/26.07. The Chicago Cab Drivers are looking for a rate hike of 25% higher costs. The last rate hike was is 2005.
10/25/07. The European Union and China has reached an accord on the flow of Chinese textile exports that sets up a new monitoring system. Quotas that were stiffened after Chinese imports surged into Europe in 2005 are set to expire at the end of this year. The agreement between the two powers is an attempt to hold off a repeat of the "bra wars" of two years ago.
10/25/07. Chicago's Mayor Daley said he is willing to lower his Property Tax Increase. More to come, stay tune.
10/25/07. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice was attacked by war protestors who had red paint on their hands representing blood calling Secreary of State Rice a War Criminal. Secretary Rice was not injured and was on schedule delivering her message on Capital Hill. She truely is a tough individual. I personally would have loved to see her run for President.
10/25/07. President Bush will visit California to view first hand the devastation from the fires in San Diego. So far six people known dead. 1,500 homes have burn down. The cost has reached $1 billion dollars. More to come, stay tune.
10/25/07. The S-CHIP legislation is back for a vote today in the House of Representatives. The language has changed to accomadate all critics. It could be veto proof this time around. More to come, stay tune.
10/25/07. Alan Plaka, a former Priest in New York who has been accused of sexual molestation against three boys and who was suspended by the Catholic Church in 2002 is working for Presidential Candidate, Rudy Giuliani at Rudy's Consulting Firm. He is a close friend of Giulian for 39 years. The accused Priest was at all three weddings of Giuliani. Maybe Father Plaka is the bad luck Giuliani has regaring his bad marriages. Giuliani has said he will Stick with his good friend. They both graduated college together. Possible roommates? No Criminal charges stuck against Plaka because the Statute of Limitations applied in this case. The three boys were an alter boy and two students where FATHER Plaka taught. More to come, stay tune.
10/25/07. The Colorado Rockies lost their first World Series game against the Boston Red Sox. The score was, WOW, 13 to 1. Game two is tonight. More to come, stay tune.
10/25/07. European built Airbus A380, has landed in Sydney, Australia from Singapore. It carried 455 passengers who paid $10's of thousandsof dollars to be the first passengers on this first commercial flight of the World's largest commercial plane. Passengers said it was a very smooth flight and landing.
10/24/07. Game One of the World Series is tonight between the Colorado Rockies and the Boston Red Sox. More to come, stay tune.
10/24/07. Chicago's Mayor Daley refuses to give the names of Chicago Police Officers that have been identified with 10 or more complaints to 28 elected alderpersons that had to sign a petition to get the Mayor to response. Mayor Daley instead threatened the alderpersons with an internal investigation on them. He then said that maybe journalists should be investigated. More to come, stay tune.
10/24/07. American Red Cross volunteers are arriving in California to assist with the devastating fires. From logistics to cleaning. These people are fantastic when desasters occur. The fire has destroyed 1,300 homes covering 600 plus sq.mies. 500,000 residents have fled their homes. FEMA is out there assisting local governments. Most of the fire is contained but there are spot fires and the wind is still blowing. A few of the fire may have been started by arson. No person has been identified with that accusation. More to come, stay tune.
10/24/07. Illinois will begin issueing new Drivers Licenses that is an enhanced security card as well. The card will have more data including a 2nd smaller picture of the card holder in the lower right hand corner. The cards will be issued January 2008. People with the old drivers license do not have to get their own new card until the current card is expired. More to come, stay tune.
10/24/07. A judge has found Mr. Finwall targeted from the Chicago Police Department. He was falsely accused of a crime involving underage girls. This was a case of mistaken identity, but instead of admitting this, Chicago Police threatened witnesses to falsely testify against Mr. Finwall. He was awardwd $2 million dollars of tax payer money. Mayor Daley wants a tax increase on Bottled Water, Gasoline, Real Estate, and Parking. He is also looking to increase general fees in Chicago. Police in the meantine want a $9,000 pay increase. Police also retire at 75% to 80% of their pay. How can Chicagoans afford this kind of internal stealing of tax payer money. More to come, stay tune.
10/23/07. Newman Homes is seeking Bankruptcy protection. They have laid off majority of their workers and closed their offices in Wisconsin, Detroit, Colorado, and most in Illinois.
10/23/07. It is estimated that 126 million people will shop and purchase their Holiday gifts On Line this year. That is a 6% jump than last year. Expect On Line Spending to reach $39 billion dollars. The two sites most used to spend in Amozon and Walmart.
10/31/07. The Federal Reserve is meeting today to possibly low rates 25-50 basis points. More to Come! Stay Tuned!
10/31/07. A consortium led by JP Morgan which includes an Australian infrastructure fund won the auction of Britain's Southern Water in a deal worth €4.2 billion Euros or $8.4 billion dollars. The seller is the Royal Bank of Scotland.
10/31/07. In September 2007, the Bureau of Labour Statistics were revised to show an extra 110,000 payroll jobs. Also August 2007 job figures were revised. Not a loss of 4,000 jobs but a gain of 89,000. More to come, stay tune.
10/31/07. The Super Bug known as MRSA has closed a Community College in Virginia. Health experts want the entire College to be cleaned. A staff member came down with the Super Bug. She will recover. In New York, a little boy, age seven who pased away from getting this virus, his motherhas filed a lawsuit against the Hospital that treated or not treated her son properly. Her lawsuit is for $25 million dollars. More to come, stay tune.
10/31/07. Astronaunts on the International Space Station ripped a Solar Wing when they tried to extend it. This could alter the schedule of future Shuttle flights. More to come, stay tune.
10/31/07. Happy Halloween! Please watch your children and check all their candy before they eat it.
10/31/07. Legislation in Washington has passed to prohibit any type of an Internet Tax for the next seven years on items purchased through your favorite site. Republicans tried to prohibit a tax on the Internet forever but Democrats blocked that legislation.
10/31/07. Yesterday, Singer and Actor Robert Goulet passed away at age 73. Mr. Goulet was a great singer. He got his big break in 1960. We will miss him. Another person from my youth has passed away. Jim Liceaga : (
10/31/07. Judge informs former Ilinois Govenor George Ryan to report to a Federal Prison in Minnesota on November 7th, 2007. His attorneys are trying their best to keep him out og jail with a last minute appeal. More to come, stay tune.
10/30/07. Crude oil reached a record high of over $93.00 a barrel yesterday. Expected to reach $100-$110 a barrel. OPEC member Mexico had to halt one fifth of their oil production due to tropical storms. More To Come! Stay Tuned!
10/30/07. Israel's Prime Minister Olmert has announced that he has prostate cancer but will be staying on to do his job. He has decided to stop the shipment of heating oil to the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
10/30/07. The Supreme Court will be hearing a case involving child pornography on the Internet today. Stay Tuned! More To Come!
10/30/07. The United States handed back the Kabala Province to the Iraqi Government yesterday. Iraqi troops take full control today. Out of the 18 Provinces in Iraq this is the 8th province to be handed back to Iraq to control.
10/30/07. Former Chicago Police Officer Finnegan who is an 18 year veteran has been indicted on corruption charges including plotting to murder a fellow police officer. He is talking to the Feds on a plea deal and is naming higher ranked police officers who are involved in the corruption in Chicago. No comment from Mayor Daley.
10/29/07. Game four of the World Series. Boston Red Sox WIN!!! against Colorado Rockies, 4 to 3. Mike Lowell is named MVP. His Contract ends with the Boston Red Sox today. More to come, stay tune.
10/29/07. SAB Miller and Molson Coors said they were merging their brewing operations in the United States in a joint venture, enabling them to compete better with Anheuser-Busch, America's biggest beermaker.
10/29/07. Christina Kirchner, a Senator and wife of the current President of Argentina, Nessor Kirchner has been elected as the next President of Argintina. Yes it is truely a family affair. She seemsto have recieved so far, 46% of the vote. Her husband has held high office for only one term.. He has not given any good reason why he didi not run again. Speculation is that she can later hand over power to him later. More to come, stay tune.
10/29/07. The Chicago Bears lost against the Detroit Lions, 16 to 7.
10/29/07. In Istanbul Turkey, the Kurds living their are in support of the Iraqi Kurds called the PKK. Turkey is willing to attack the Kurds in Iraq. 100,000 Turkish soldiers are on the Border with Iraq. The U.S. has insisted that the Turkish soldiers not engage with the PKK in Iraq. More to come, stay tune.
10/29/07. 25,000 Indian farmers who do not own their own land marched into India's Capital, New Dehli. Monday they will march onto their Parliament to address the need for the poor to own/purchase land to farm. The march took three weeks for the farmers to reach New Dehli. Most of the poor in India make less than a dollar per day. By the way, $24.5 billion dollars is sent from Indian's living in the U.S.A. to India every year. More to come, stay tune.
10/28/07. With the Canadian Dollar up, Toronto Dominion Bank agreed to buy American retail bank, Commerce Bancorp for $8.5 billion dollars. This deal makes the Canadian Bank a strong presence in the U.S.A.'s North East.
10/28/07. The American army lost fewer troops in Iraq in September 2007 than it has for more than a year. 42 U.S. troops died in combat and another 21 U.S. troops died from non hostile causes. Attacks on civilians were down too. More to come, stay tune.
10/28/07. Britain had a Pro Life march yesterday. They are upset that 250 abortions are conducted every day in Britain. Abortions in England were made legal in 1967. Since then it is estimated that 6.7 million babies have been aborted.
10/28/07. Boston Red Sox win against the Colorado Rockies. 10 to 5. Possible last game tonight at 8:29pm.
10/19/07. Today is the 20th Anniversary of Black Monday of 1987. I was trading that day where I lost alot of money. I was renting a terminal that was linked directly to the trading floor. The market lost 23% of its value that day. Thank goodness for Arab and Japanese money which kept our economy from melting. That was a rough day. Jim Liceaga
10/19/07. In a Referendum Costa Ricans narrowly voted to approve the Central American Free Trade Agreement with the United States. The other four Central American Countries, the Dominican Republic and the United States have already ratified the agreement.
10/19/07. Kansas Senior Senator and Presidential candidate Sam Brownback will be dropping out of the Presidential race today. He only raised $4 million dollars. More to come, stay tune.
10/19/07. Stephen Colbert, Comedian and Television Host has announced his Run for Presisent of the United States in 2008. He is from So. Carolina and plans to run on the Democratic and Republican primaries. More to come, stay tune.
10/19/07. The last Rat Pack member has passed away Wednesday. Comedian Joey Bishop was 89 years old. He died at his home in NewPort California. in 1967 he had his own late night talk show. It only lasted two years. He did host the Johnny Carson show 205 times when Johnny Carson was not hosting his show. Actress, Debra Karr has passed away at age 86. She was a wonderful actress. We at yyesyoucan salute and thank them both for giving the world great entertainment. Their work lives on and thank god we can view their past work.
10/19/07. In Illinois the Superbug has hit Naperille's North High School. Two freshmen who ate aso football players contracted the staff virus. The virus is called MRSA. Doctors are saying that the staff virus is in the community and that to control it Wash your hands and treat cuts and scraps right away. More to come, stay tune.
10/19/07. Walmart has decided to boost sales this year by droping prices on 1500 items. More to come, stay tune.
10/19/07. Illinois Congressman and former Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert announced he will retire early, not finishing his term. No explanation was given. A special election will have to be conducted. More to come, stay tune.
10/18/07. The King of Spain, Juan Carlos defended the monarchy as a pillar of Spain's democratic constitution. Recently the nationalists in Catalonia, Spain had been questioning the King's value. More to come, stay tune.
10/18/07. The Italian Government agreed on a budget for 2008. To cut Corporate taxes but to leave the majority of public spending the same. The Finance Minister predicted that this move will lower the budget deficit. Higher revenues in sales will bring in more sales tax. Also more Companies that spring up will get the economy moving, adding much needed competition that will generate price wars creating more spending from the public.
10/18/07. In Illinois Cook County, President Todd Stroger is hiring 1,100 new people to work in Cook County Jail and Cook County's Health Facilities. Ward Committeemen are thrilled with these political hires. That is the way the local politicians are staying in their elected offices. By promising jobs to campaign workers. Unfortunately Cook County tax payers are being told to open their purses and wallets again to support/pay for increased taxes and fees all over Cook County. Curently the County is in the Red and is demanding the sales tax in Cook County to be raised to 11%. To double parking fees. To increase the tax on fuel and so on. By the way, in 2006, the Cook County Commissioners laid off 1,700 workers but President Todd Stroger is looking to hire the majority workers back. The ones that assist the politicians. Patronage jobs I believe they are called. What's in Your Wallet? More to come, stay tune.
10/18/07. In Ireland, the native Red Squirral is in trouble. It's habitat is overrun by the bigger, more aggressive non-native Grey Squirrals. It eats bark killing the tree the Red Squirral lives in. Biologists are concerned and are trying to keep the Red Squirral from extinction. More to come, stay tune.
10/18/07. Pakistan's former Prime Minister, Benazir Bhotto has returned to her country after leaving for eight years. She is very popular but back in her day as Prime Minister she was surrounded with allegations of corruption. That is what prompted current General of all Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf to take over the country at that time. Since then and most recently, both leaders have agreed to share power. On October 6th, 2007, President Musharraf was elected to another five years as President. But to do this he had to make peace, including an amnesty for corruption charges against Bhotto. She is in charge of the biggest political party in Pakistan, the PPP or Pakistan Peoples Patrty. With both leaders in place the country should become stable again. Only time will tell and the back room deals won't be detailed until after the fact. In the mean time General Musharraf has been a good allie to the United States. Also Pakistan has Nuclear Weapons, and the U.S.A. trusts the General. To be President of Pakistan this time around, General Musharraf has agreed to give up his military leadership role back to the country's military and become just President of Pakistan. This is a five year term. Terrorists in the region are not happy. More to come, stay tune.
10/18/07. With oil prices reaching $88 dollars a barrel on tuesday, OPEC has indicated that it will boost Oil Production in the near future. Oil was reaching and may still $100 per barrel. If this occurs watch the stock market. It could be stressed to the hilt. Remember not only oil prices reaching record levels but housing slump, baby boomers applying for social security in the U.S. and war on terrorism may effect the world markets around the world in a huge negative way. More to come, stay tune.
10/17/07. Toronto Canada's Dominion Bank agreed to purchase Commerce Bancorp for $8.5 billion dollars. This gives the Canadian Bank a solid footing in the retailing banking market of Northeast United States. Does anyone remember 1812?
10/17/07. Today, the 2008 Illinois Cook County budget is unveiled. More to come, stay tune.
10/17/07. Russian President, Putin in Iran told the world that Russia has no problem with Iran's plan for creating and using nuclear power for civil use. Putin went on to say, that in no way will Russia invade or allow any other country to use its soil to invade Iran. Iran stressed the same sentiment and promised Putin that no other country would use their soil to attack Russia. On the Oil security agenda, the Kazmian Sea pipe line. Natural and petroleum flows through this pipe line and both countries belive that such flow will not be interrupted. More to come, stay tune.
10/17/07. Currently, 200 medea personel and their assistants have been killed in Iraq since the beginning of the War against terrorism, March 2003. So far in Iraq 50 journalists have been killed in 2007.
10/17/07. Half of all the new children attending school in Germany are Immigrants. Chancelor Merkel believes this is good for Germany's future growth. Industry to Retail companies will benefit from these immigrants creating growth to Germany's economy. Also Germany's population is getting older and their young people are not having as much children as in prior generations.
10/17/07. Egypt has given is OK for an Arab conference in the near future. It is important in the Middle East that Palestine become it's own seperate and independent State. More to come, stay tune.
10/23/07. CTA workers are stealing riders credit card numbers to cause fraud. Chicago's Mayor Daley has not responded. More to come, stay tune.
10/23/07. In Illinois, College costs have increased 6% for 2007. State colleges cost on average $6,100 while Private colleges are priced on average $24,000 per year. More to come, stay tune.
10/23/07. Wild Fires in San Diego through Malibu California have so far consumed 310 square miles, 250,000 residents have evacuated and 100 plus homes have been burned down. Insurance companies are looking at their bottom line and are crying. California is requesting fire fighters from all over the country to assist their fire fighters currently working around the clock to control this disaster. More to come, saty tune.
10/23/07. Turkey has moved heavy military equipment on the borders of Iraq to respond to the terrorist acts of the Kurds attached to the PKK. Officially eight Turkish soldiers have ben killed and 12 kidnapped by the PKK. Turkey has sent bombs to PKK strongholds in Iraq. The U.S.A. would like to respond against the PKK but all U.S. troops tied up in other regions of Iraq. U.S. also is keeping Afghanistan safe and fighting terorists in that country. More to come, stay tune.
10/23/07. Three million manufacturing jobs have left the United States in the last five years.
10/23/07. President Bush is requesting our 110th Congress to pass a $45 billion dollar funding bill to fight Terrorists in Iraq. Democrats say they will not rubber stamp the 43rd Presidents request. More to come, stay tune.
10/23/07. The State of Georgia could be out of water for their residents by the end of 2007. More to come, stay tune.
10/22/07. Two U.S. Marines have been Court Martialed, found guilty for killing 24 Iraqi civilians in 2005.
10/22/07. In Louisiana, 36 year old Bobby Jindal has been elected Governor. His parents are from India and he is the first Indian elected as Governor in Louisiana. He is also the youngest Govenor in the U.S.A.
10/22/07. In the U.S.A., approximately 17 million people purchase their own health insurance. More to come, stay tune.
10/22/07 In Chicago, the International World Boxing Championships starts today. This is an Olympic Qualifier event. More to come, stay tune.
10/22/07. The Kurd PKK is resonsible for kidnapping 15 and killing 12 Turkish soldiers is a surprise attack. The PKK numbers are about 5,000 men. Turkey has told the U.S. that it won't attack the Kurds in Iraq. This all could change. Is it possible that the PKK is getting Russian weapons? More to come, stay tune.
10/22/07. Opera Singer Paverati who died last month, is reported to have left $25 million dollars. More to come, stay tune.
10/22/07. Chicago Bears Win! 19 to 16 against the Eagles.
10/21/07. Yesterday, South Africa has won the 2007 Rugby World Cup against te English. The game was played in Paris. The score was 15 to 6. All South Africa points scored were from penalties.
10/21/07. 100,000 protestors take to streets of Italy. They are upset with the government who wants to reform pensions and work habits. The Italians are used to woking less hours in all of Europe. They are used to retiring early, straining the pension system, Italians are used to less competition in business because the Italian government is really corrupt. Recently, the government of Italy had to anounce a tax credit for men to move out of their mother's home and go to work and get married. Italian men like to take it easy by not going out into the world and working, competing. Italian women are marrying more men outside Italy because they claim that Italian men are moma boys and lazy. Italian women are marring other European men to get ahead. Italian men are counting on Italian Unions to keep their way of life in tack. Of course, I don't believe all Italian men are like this, but then again I'm not the government of Italy.
10/21/07. Iraqi Kurds march in protest against the possibiity of Turkey soldiers crossing the Iraq border to hunt down the terrorist group, the PKK. Recently the PKK crossed into Turkey and killed 15 Turkish soldiers. It is Ironic, the Northern part of Iraq is the safest, keping al-Queda out of their region. But the Kurds/PKK hate the Turks and are responsible for killing 35,000 Turks since 1983. Currently, their are 60,000 Turkish soldiers on the Turkey/Iraq border. They are well trained and their commanders are trained in the United States. Tukey is a strong, loyal, and trusted allie of the United States. More to come, stay tune.
10/21/07. Poland has their Parlimentary Elections today. Two years ahead of the normal election schedule/cycle. More to come, stay tune.
10/21/07. Guess who's out of the Closet! That wonderful Master Wizard, happy and gay Albus Dumbledore, the headmaster of Hogwarts. It is offical. Author of Harry Potter series of books, RK Rowling announced this characters sexual preference friday night at Carnegie Hall after taking questions from the audience. She also said that Wizard and Headmaster Albus Dumbledore is smitten with rival Gellert Grindelwald. Their is sure more to come. I expect that a whole new series will come out of this news. For full disclosure, I did not read any of Harry Potter's stories. I also did not let my children read any of the books. I personally am not a fan of RK Rowling's work. I do respect her. But again, I thought her books were really weird and not worth the time it takes to read a book. Instead my children read books that really matter, like the Yearling, and Tom Sawyer series, books about our former Presidents, the Bible and Koran, the Tora, and Mexican Heros and Latino culture. In this world of confusion and lies, you have to, as a parent dictate then guide your children to distinguish what is right and wrong. At least when they become adults they can make real choices and the path they will travel. Your job as a parent is then done. Don't hide, if you think it's crap say it. Jim Liceaga
10/20/07. In Chicago, re. the Mob Family Secret Trial Federal Case, Defendent Frank Calabrese was heard from four jurors that a threat was put on Federal Prosecutor, Markus Funnk. This could have been a ploy to disrupt the final sentence of the Defendents. Jurors are not suppose to speak to outside sources. Could this case become a mistrial? More to come, stay tune.
10/20/07. CHA or the Chicago Housing Authority has informed al tenants that they must go to school or have some kind of job to stay in CHA units. This announcement will include folks with vouchers called Section Eight program. The problem is that even felons can't visit their family living in CHA units. Most likely developers want the land those CHA properties are on. More to come, stay tune.
10/20/07. It is official, Chicago schools are not meeting NO SCHOOL LEFT BEHIND expectations. This Mandate not funded by the Federal Government, but the states should be responsible for standardized tests. We are ranked 28th in the world in math and science. Chicago has almost 50% drop out rate among minority and poor anglo American kids. This must change. More to come, stay tune.
10/20/07. The Transportation Security Agency, a Federal Agency indicated that 60% of would be bombs are getting through O'Hare Airport Security personal in Chicago. Mayor Daley has not responded. This could be a draw back and negitive for hosting the Olympics in 2016.
10/11/07. United States Marines will be leaving Iraq and landing in Afganistan to secure that country. The Army will be taking the lead in securing Iraq. Marines have trained and specialized in fighting al-Queda hiding in the moutains of Afghanistan. Hardware that will be used are Marines special aircraft and weapons perfect for the terrain in Afghanistan. God Bless our Marines and all our Armed Forces around the world. More to come, stay tune.
10/11/07. Chicago is $190 MILLION DOLLARS IN THE RED. Chicago's Mayor Daley New Tax and Fee budget would increase Chicagoans property taxes 15%, add an extra .10 cents to all bottled water, increase all vehicle stickers 30%, add extra taxes on all CD sales, charge higher fees for water and sewer usage, public parking, gasoline tax, and all 911 emergency calls will be charged an extra surcharge. Chicago has one of the highest salaries for their 35,000 City workers, with the highest Pesions paid to City workers and highest paid health care paid to City workers in the nation. Most likely Mayor Daley wants to get a Casino or two built in Chicago. Expect these increases listed above to be lowered. His City Council most likely has been notified by what the Mayor is really after. A Casino in Chicago. Now the City Alderman can sell the idea of a Casino to their constituants. That is the real game plan. The Mayor should be ridiculed for even suggesting higher taxes and fees. Some of these increased fees and taxes will stick so expect to pay higher fees and taxes. Yesterday the CTA was to unveil their increases and cut backs on services but Mayor Daley wanted that news to wait till after his increases were heard first. Expect CTA budget to be made public tomorrow or next week. More to come, stay tune.
10/11/07. The United Auto Workers strike on Chrysler ended as quick as it started. Not all details were reported. Those full details to follow. The UAW will now negotiate with Ford. More to come, stay tune.
10/11/07. Zimbabwe's parliament passed an "indigenisation and economic empowerment" bill that is meant to ensure that black Zibabweans own at least 51% of shares in most businesses. The bill already has the support of President Robert Mugabe's government.
10/11/07. Boeings 787, their Dream Liner will delay its scheduled delivery to British and Japan Airlines. Most likely November. More tro come, stay tune.
10/10/07. In Chicago, foreclosures have reached 6,300 properties in the first half of 2007. Last year in the first half of 2006, 4,700 foreclosures were reported. Mayor Daley is looking to raise property taxes making it harder for lower and middle class families to afford their homes. A Foreclosure Meeting is scheduled for October 20th, 2007 at Marquette Field House locatat at 6734 S. Kedzie, Chicago Illinois starting at 9a.m.
10/10/07. Two American scientists, Mario Capecchi and Oliver Smith and a scientist from Britain, Sir Martin Evans was recognized and won the Nobel Prize for 2007 in Medicine. Their discoveries led to a powerful technique for manipulating mouse genes.
10/10/07. Germany is demanding the U.S. to hand over 14 CIA Agents to their judicial system for kidnapping and torturing a German National that was not a terrorist. More to come, stay tune.
10/10/07. The City of Chicago and the CTA are unveiling their 2008 budgets today. More to come, stay tune.
10/10/07. 15 Turkey military personel have been killed from Kurdish rebels in the last three days. The Kurds are crossig over to Turkey from Iraq and are believed to be using military hardware from Iran supplied by Russia. More to come, stay tune.
10/10/07. Four years ago, raw materials around the world were bought in dollars. Today half those materials are purchased in Euros.
10/09/07. Britain's Prime Minister, Gordon Brown has told his country that by April/Spring 2008 only 2,500 British Troops will be left in Iraq. He will pull out 2,000 troops from assisting the United States in Iraq. By December 2008, he will pull out the balance of troops from iraq. Prime Minister Gordon Brown will put 500 staff members of British military in neighboring Nations that surround Iraq. By December 2007 their will be 4,500 British troops in Iraq. May 2007 numbered 5,500, May 2004 = 8,600, May 2003 = 18,000, and Britan had at the start of the war in Iraq or March 2003, 46,000 troops under former Prime Minister Tony Blair. Gordon Brown is concerned with being elected. The Labor Party v. the Tori Party who wants their troops out. By the way, since March of 2003, only 170 British Soildiers have been killed. You should be notified, we in the United States call it the Middle East, Europe calls it the Near East. Europe has more to lose than we do.
10/09/07. Jim Ryan, former Republican States Attoney of Illinois 24 year old son was found dead from a self inflicted gun wound in Elmhurst Illinois.
10/09/07. Turkey is upset that Iraqi Terrorist's are crossing into Turkey and causing terrorist acts in their country. Turkey is itching to send in their top military troops into Iraq to hunt down Iraqi/Iranian terrorists. The U.S. has asked Turkey to hold off until both U.S. and Turkey can come up with a vital plan to deal with their terrorist problems. More to come, stay tune.
10/09/07. Marion Jones, the female track star handed back her three gold and two silver medals back to the Olympic Committee officials. She was caught lying about the use of Steriods when she won those medals in Australia 2000. She was under the influence of Steriods when she ran for the gold. She is ban to compete for two years and all records and data she incurred wll be stripped from 2000 on.
10/16/07. Israel might be considering to allow East Jerusalem to become the Capital for the Palestinians. Lots have to happen and both Palestinians and Israeli's don't believe this will happen. What most likely to happen is an Arab Summit held in the U.S. in November 2007. Sec. of State, Condoleeza Rice has told world leaders that it is time for a Palestinian State. She made that comment when visiting Palestinian President Abbas. Israel's Prime Minister, Olmert indicated a possibility. We will see what the details will be. 2/3 of Israeli's don't like the idea re. East Jerusalem, yet 50% of Israeli's want peace with Palestinians. More to follow, stay tune.
10/16/07. DuPage County Illinois will unveil their 2008 budget today. Details to follow. Expect layoffs. More to come, stay tune.
10/16/07. The European Aircraft Company, Airbus has delivers it's first A380 Super Jumbo Commercial Airplane. It will be delivered to Singapore Airlines. The first full commercial flight will occur on October 25th, 2007. The flight will be from Singapore to Sydney Australia. The new plane has 471 seats, has 12 special private cabins, one being a wedding suite, 22 radio channels, 180 television channels and 100 movies available for its passengers to view. One passenger paid $100,000 dollars to fly first class on this first commercial flight. The plane uses 17% less jet fuel than any current Jumbo Jet. It has been Green Certified. The plane is a Euopean venture, built by France and Germany with many smaller parts and engineers from all over the European Union. It cost $12 billion dollars to develope, had lots of delays and the company is now looking to have third parties to contract out the work. French and German workers will be layed off by the end of this year. Each A380 cost about $225 million dollars and takes 2 months to build. Orders are full and in 2008 13 A380's are to be delivered around Europe, Asia and Africa. By the year 2010 Airbus expects to build 25 per year. Airbus is concentrating on their other successful product, the A350. A longer ranging plane that will be a real financial winner for the company. New technologies are making it possible to create smarter and better planes that use less fuel, yet are bigger and more comfortable. More to come stay tune.
10/16/07. Cook County, Stroger Hospital is in the Red. $300 MILLION DOLLARS is missing/uncollected in medical bills and waste. It's very hard to determine what is what regarding the books at that John Stroger Jr. hospital, formerly Cook County Hospital. Very bad book keeping. Auditors can't find a bottom line that makes sense. Lots of patronage jobs at the Cook County Hospital. Workers bought their way in with envelopes under the table and buying fund raising tables from local politicians. Stroger Hospital workers get paid 70% to 80% of their pay when they retire. That is your tax payer money. The Cook County $3 Billion dollar budget to be unveiled tomorrow. Expect more fees and taxes imposed led by Cook County President Todd Stroger, who is the son of former Cook County President, John Stroger. More to come, stay tune.
10/16/07. Russian President Putin is in Iran today for talks re. their nuclear reactors and the future of that program. Russia is an allie of Iran. More to come, stay tune.
10/16/07. Cash on hand. Currently Jr. Senator from New York, Hillary Rodham Clinton has $35 million dollars cash on hand. Jr. Senator from Illinios, Barak Hussein Obama has $32 million dollars at hand. They are both doing fantastic, on the road to the WhiteHouse. More to come, stay tune.
10/16/07. Yesterday, the Colorado Rockies swept the Arizona Diamondbacks in four games. They now advance to the World Series. Game starts in eight days. They will be playing against Cleveland or Boston. More to come, stay tune.
10/16/07. China's President Hu Jintao said that corruption in government will be dealt with and must stop. That the poor in China must be addressed and that poor people must be taken care of. More to come, stay tune.
10/15/07. President of Cook County Illinois, Democrat Todd Stroger is looking to raise a new tax revenue by taxing up to $4 per month all land and cell phones. More to come, stay tune.
10/15/07. U.S. Sec. of State, Condoleeza Rice meets with Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas today. On the agenda is a future U.S. hosted Mideast Conference to get all parties at the table to create and finalize, if possible a Palestinian Independent State. Israel is not happy with this type of talk. Hamas and Fatah leaders to possibly meet. More to come, stay tune.
10/15/07. Yesterday Chicago Bears lost against the Vikings. 34 to 31.
10/15/07. Senior Senator Larry Craig is trying to appeal his plea of guilty re. a sex sting in a men's airport washroom. He said he wil not resign his position in Washington. More to come, stay tune.
10/15/07. In Anbar Province Iraq, al-Qaeda is losing its stronghold in that area. U.S. troops have killed and chased the majority of these terrorists out of that region. Former General Sanchez stated that the President's war policies in Iraq had complicated the war strategy and that success in Iraq could have come earlier. Jr. Senator and Presidential Candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton said that President's Bush war policies is not working. Both Clinton and Sanchez saythat U.S. troops will be in Iraq for some time. More to come, stay tune.
10/15/07. Actor and comedian Drew Carey starts his new career as the host of the Price is Right television game show today.
10/15/07. Russian President Putin scheduled to visit Iran today to discuss their future plans in the region and security in the world. Putin was targeted for assasination during his visit in Iran. The plot uncovered, the x-KGB leader will continue his visit. More to come, stay tune.
10/14/07. This is a great day. I celebrate my Wedding Anniversary with my lovely wife today. Because of this grand day I will have no news today, but will continue to report news tomorrow. Thankyou for your understanding and please continue to use this web site for your use. Check out our page on President News Releases. Sincerely, Jim : )
10/13/07. Two Turkish Military Helocopters flew into Iraq to search for Kurdish Rebels. Democrats in Washington D.C. playing politics. They are using Turkey who has been a great allie to our country. During the Korean War, Turkey fought with us. During the Cold War Turkey had our missiles pointing at the Old Soviet Union. Democrats are using a 1915 deaths of Armenians to close our current support routes to Iraq. Turkey in 2003 let the U.S. use their borders to get troops into Iraq. They also let our Airforce land on their military bases. More to come, stay tune.
10/13/07. It has been investigated and reported that the 2nd half of the LaSalle Chicago Marathon runners were the people that were not given the water because the first half of the runners used up the water due to the extreme heat. It's estimated that out of the 45,000 scheduled to run, only 35,000 runners showed up due to the heat. More to come, stay tune.
10/12/07. In Moscow, Russia's President, Vladimir Putin met with the United States Defense Secretary, Robert Gates and Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice regarding the installation of a missile defense system in Poland and its radar station in the Czeck Republic that the U.S. has negotiated. Russia signed the 1987 Intermediate -Range Nuclear Forces Treaty before the breakup of the old Soviet Union and the Conventional Forces in Europe Pact. But today, x-KGB leader, Vladimir Putin has told the United States, Russia will break these treaties if the U.S. doesn't pull their missile defense system in eastern Europe. Condoleeza Rice has said no matter what the system stays and plans 10 missiles interceptors in Poland and a tracking radar in the Czeck Republic. This system is to prevent a missile attack from Iran. Russia has a long history with Iran. Putin believes that the new missile shield defense system is aimed at Russia's nuclear arsenal. Russia currently has a Soviet era tracking station in Azerbaijan that Sec. Rice has thrown into the negotiation meeting this morning. More to come, stay tune.
10/12/07. Banquet Pot Pies is recalling all their Pot Pie products. Consumers are asked to throw away the pot pies and call the company for a refund. An E-Coli breakout is possible.
10/12/07. Former V.P. Al Gore and the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize today for their efforts to spread awareness of man made climate change and lay the foundations for counteracting the threat of Global Warming.
10/12/07. The Chicago Transit Authority will finally unveil its 2008 budget today. More to come, stay tune.
10/03/07. Today starts the Playoffs for the Cubs v. the Arizona Diamondbacks in Arizona. Game starts at 9p.m. Colorado at Philadelphia, and Los Angeles in Boston. More to come, stay tune. GO Cubbies!
10/03/07. Hockey season starts today in the U.S.A.. NHL teams, the Anaheim Ducks skate against the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit. The Montreal Canadians visit Carolina Hurricanes. The Ottawa Senators are in Toronto against the Maple Leafs, and the Dallas Stars visit the Denver Avalanche. Actually the Regular hockey game season started last weekend in London England where the Aneheim Ducks played against the LA Kings.
10/03/07. Today, Polish Ambassador to Iraq, Gen. Edward Pietrzyk was injured by a road side bomb where he recieved minor burns from a Road Side Bomb going off in Iraq near the Green Zone. He is OK but a body guard was killed and a civilian injured in that attack.
10/03/07. A committee of Mexico's Congress ordered an investigation into the finances of former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox. Pictures of luxurious renovations to his ranch were published in a magazine. Political opposition leasders would love to investigate this popular President. More to come, stay tune.
10/03/07. Junior Senator from New York and 2008 Presidential Candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has raised $27 million dollars in the 3rd quarter of this fund raising cycle. This represents 100,000 new donors.
10/03/07. California Superior Court Judge, Gerald Rodenburg has ordered that all OJ Simpson assets belong to the Goldman family. So far OJ Simpson assets to be handed over are his Rolex watch, current and future royalties and any memorabillia that he recently seized from a Las Vegas hotel room. Remember, OJ Simpson was found NOT GUILTY of Murder but a Civil by jury trial found OJ Simpson guilty and ordered to pay the Goldman family. More to come, stay tune.
10/03/07. Today, 1 in 4 FBI minority recruits are hired. The challenge is getting qualified Middle Eastern job applicants. Look at our job page if you are interested in joining the FBI. Goodluck.
10/02/07. Aurora, Illinois will allow a Planned Parenthood clinic to open today for the public to use. Abortions is the concern for pro life groups. My personel thought is how Planned Parenthood seems to open its doors near minority areas. Is there a reason behind this tactic? More to come, stay tune.
10/02/07. A Los Angeles Family Judge has ruled on taking SuperStar Britney Spears two young boys away from her and given to her ex-husband Keven Fenderline. The court transcripts have been sealed. She has to hand over the children on Wednesday by Noon. Fenderline has zero income, while Britney is reported to make apprximately $700,000 per month. Seems to me that this Judgement will be appealed. No declaration has been issued on Mr. Fenderline. More to come, stay tune.
10/02/07. Geneva based International Organization for Migration, which co-operates with United Nation's agencies, said that some 480,000 Iraqis had registered as Internal refugees since January 2007. This brings the number to 2.2 million. Another 2.2 million Iraqis are known to have fled abroad.
10/02/07. Junior Illinois Senator and Presidential Candidate Barack Hussein Obama has raised $19 milion dollars during July 1st to Sept. 30th 2007. He also reached additional 93,000 potential voters this fund raising cycle. He currently has raised $80 million dollars. Former Senator, Edwards has reported an additional $7 milion dollars during the same time. His total has reached $30 million dollars. Other Presidential 2008 candidates have not reported their new donations to the public. More to come, stay tune.
10/02/07. With a vote of 92 to 3, U.S. Senate has passed a military funding bill for an additional $150 billion dollars for the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Before the money is transfered to the military's budget the House gets to get their concerns heard, thereby Congress must pass an appropriations bill which is sure to begin a fresh fight in the Senate and House floors. Democrats want the money to bring home the troops. More to come, stay tune.
10/02/07. A Chicago Police officer has been arrested for plotting to murder a fellow police officer. His Name is officer friendly, oops, Jerome Finnegan who resides on the Southwest side of Chicago. More to come, stay tune.
10/02/07. North Korean leader, Kim Jong Il and S. Korean President, Roh-moo-hyun have met in Pyongyang for their second summit between the two countries since World War II. More to come, stay tune.
10/02/07. The Cook County Sales Tax increased proposed by Illinois Democrats has been voted down. The vote was 9 to 7. If passed, Sales Tax in Cook County Illinois would have been at 11%, excluding groceries and drug prescriptions. President of Cook County, Todd Stroger has backed off the strong arm tactics his favorite Commissioner, Beavers used to try to get Commissioner Maldanado to vote for his Tax Increase. Beavers told Maldanado if he did not vote for the Sales Tax Bill Increase, Stroger would pay for a study to round up undocumented immigrants living in Cook County, to round them up. As a Latino Commissioner, Maldanado believes this was a rotten way to treat Latinos. The Sales Tax Increase measure will most likely be back next month for a vote. More to come, stay tune.
10/01/07. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has hit a new high, closing at 14,087.55.
10/01/07. The Chicago Cubs will host a Rally in Daley Plaza, Downtown Chicago starting at Noon and lasting till 12:45 pm. Cubs are the National League Central Champs. The Cubs start their playoff schedule Wednesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Arizona.
10/01/07. As of today, 3,804 U.S. soldiers have been killed in Iraq since March of 2003. More to come, stay tune.
10/01/07. Supreme Court starts its Fall session today. On the docket are cases involving pornagraphy, Gitmo detainees, lethal injections used to kill inmates, and voter ID Cards used in Indianna that citizens are forced to have to vote. All are Constitutional Questions the Supreme Court has to review. More to come, stay tune.
10/01/07. Chicago's Mayor Daley is asking the City Council to think about raising Property Taxes. Mayor Daley is looking to Increase taxes on Gasoline, and place a special tax on plastic bottles. By the way, Chicago has the most expensive gasoline prices in the Nation. The Chicago is approximately $300 million dollars in the Red/Deficit. More to come, stay tune.
10/01/07. Admiral Micheal Mullen replaces today Marine General Peter Pace, the current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Marine General Peter Pace has served our Nation for the last 40 years. Mullen is expected to visit Iraq this week.
10/01/07. In Illinois, Cook County President, Todd Stroger is twisting arms to pass a Sales Tax increase of 2%. This would bring the Sales Tax to 11%, the highest in the Nation. Cook County Commissioner Maldanado is the swing vote. He is looking to vote the Sales Tax increase legislation down. To pressure Commissioner Maldanado to vote for the increase, Cook County President, Todd Stroger is backing Commissioner Beaver's legislation to make Cook County Illinois a non-sanctuary County. This means that undocumented immigrants would be rounded up. Commissioner Beavers was a former Chicago Policeman and a former Chicago Alderman. If undocumented immigrants are rounded up, expect a higher deficit in Cook County. Currently all immigrants purchase items in the County generating Sales Tax. More to come, stay tune.
10/08/07. Yesterday night the United Auto Workers have announced a workers strike within 72 hours against Diamler Chrysler. More to come, stay tune.
10/08/07. The LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon was very exciting with both Men and Women races. Unfortunately, the Marathon was a failure with one person dead and about 300 admited in hospitals for heat exhaustion. The problem was the heat, lack of adaquate water for the runners, lack of medical personel on the side lines for the record number of 45,000 runners. IT HAS BEEN REPORTED THAT ALOT OF THE 45,000 PEOPLE scheduled to run did not. Thousands of people who got sick went home without getting treated. Very poor planning from the City. Mayor Daley has not commented on the disaster. Expect resignations from Marathon planners. Most likely this will effect the cities bid for the Olympics. The person who died was a 35 year old policeman from Michigan. Expect lawsuits and the city paying lawers to defend its actions. No matter what, tax payers to pay more money to cover the mismanagement of city of Chicago's Mayor Daley. The marathon shut down at 11:30 a.m. because of lack of city resourses and lack of volunteers and water for the runners. Medical personnel was not adaquate. The city should have cancelled it till next weekend. This is the last year LaSalle Bank will host this event. Bank of America has bought LaSalle Bank. Bank of America has not commented on this years dangerous maraton. More to come, stay tune.
10/08/07. The Chicago Bears win against the Green Bay Packers. 27 to 20.
10/07/07. WINNER of the Men's LaSalle Bank 2007 Marathon race is from Kenya, named Patrick Ivuti. He won against 2nd place Joe Gharib from Morocco. 1/100 of a second, a PHOTO FINISH! It was a race that will go down in history. 3rd place is Njenga. Times to follow. Winner of the Women's race is former champion Adere from Ethiopia, 2nd place is Pirtea from Romania, her first race in this Marathon. And third place from the U.S.A., O'Neil. Official Times to follow. Womens race was exciting as well. Ethiopia came from behind about 200 meters to win. It was a great strategy and showed how strong and experienced Adere is. Wow! Great Race. This is the slowest Chicago Marathon race since 1993 do to the weather. Lots of Stomach Cramps in this race due to the heat. More to come, stay tune.
10/07/07. The Ways and Means Committee of the Unied States House of Representatives approved a free trade deal with Peru. Expect full approval from Congress. More to come, stay tune for details.
10/07/07. 80% of the budget of Chicago and Cook County is Payroll. Government workers in Illinois who retire are given aprox. 80% of their pay. Strong Public Unions that buy tables and deliver votes to Illinois politicians are running this budget tax payers are responsible for. Expect taxes and fees to increase. Less money in your families pockets. More to come, stay tune.
10/07/07. Chicago Bears play against the first place Green Bay Packers today. More to come, stay tune.
10/07/07. Yesterday, the Chicago Cubs lost against the Arizona Diamondbacks 5 to 1 in game three. They are now out of the World Series games. Maybe next year.
10/07/07. Dell Computers said it would sell personal computers through Gome, China's biggest elestronics retailer which has outlets in more than 160 cities across China. The deal marked the latest move by Dell away from its model of selling direct to customers.
10/07/07. The LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon starts today, 8 am beginning at Grant Park. 45,000 runners from around the country and around the world are here in Chicago. Actually, 119 countries are represented. This is the 30th year Chicago has host this Marathon. A big factor will be the 90 plus heat/temperatures. The Marathon hosted by LaSalle Bank started in 1977. It has been reported that it cost the the City over two million dollars. Don't forget to clean your feet! More to come, stay tune.
10/06/07. At the European Central Bank's weekly loan auction strong demand pushed the average successful bid to 4.29% well above the 4% minimum.
10/06/07. United States Anti Missile Missile test was a success. A missile was blown up by our highly secret technology to strike missiles that could be launched against the U.S. and friends to our country. Most likely this anti missile technology will be used in Europe and the Middle East when testing is fully complete. Russia is not happy with our newest technology. That is why they blew up a huge bomb using technology that can wipe out a city a few weeks ago. Russia's President, Putin said that he was pleased with the test of this bomb because it was not using any nuclear technology. That was a warning not to put our new missile system in Poland. Out of nine tests, six were successful. Looks like our 40th President was right. Star Wars in the 21st Century has arrived. Next is laser technology used in missle strikes. More to come, stay tune.
10/06/07. DuPage, Kane, Kendall Counties will add a new area code. The new numbers are 311. Current 630 area code used will continue to be used. New phone numbers issued will have the 311 area code. The new numbers will start tomorrow. There are now eight area codes used in the Chicagoland area.
10/05/07. New York Philharmonic Orchestra will be meeting with North Korea's Minister of Culture in their country to plan a future performance. This week North Korea agreed to dismantle its Nuclear facility, its main reactor complex by December 31st 2007. They will also provide a list of its nuclear projects to the United Nations. More to come, stay tune.
10/05/07. Britains Barclays Bank withdrew its $84 billion dollar offer to purchase ABN Amro Holdings NV. That gives Royal Bank of Scotland PLC the only serious bid of €70.5 BILLION EUROS or $99.9 Billion Dollars to close this deal. Most likely, RBS will offer a litle more money to get all the shareholders to accept this deal. The bidding started in March and finally seems to be at the end. Expect ABN Amros to de divided up after RBS closes on this buyout. For a side note, Barclays wanted to keep Amro's together. Barclays is calling for a $280 million dollar break up fee. More to come, stay tune.
10/05/07. Chicago Cubs lost Game #2 against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Arizona. The score, 8 to 4. Game #3 to be played on Saturday starting at 5pm in Chicago. More to come, stay tune.
10/05/07. Germany's official report on their Unemployed has been issued. In June 2007, their jobless rate fell 0.3% from May 2007. Germany's official unemployment rate in June 2007 was 8.8%. That is high but is still lower than June 2006 unemployment rate. Unions in Germany is to blame. Germany is trying to weaken their Unions control over their Government and Private industry. With the Euro at all time highs expect unemploymet to be above 6%. More to come, stay tune.
10/05/07. Gary Indiana, councilmen have passed an ordinance that bans drivers from talking on their cell phones while driving. First offense will cost you $20 dollars, Second offense is $50 and talking on a cell phone while involved in an accident will cost you $200 fine.
10/05/07. Chicago's Mayor Daley has declared to the public that he is pushing a Property Tax Increase. His excuse is to hire 100 new Police Officers and add an additional 100 new Cameras to spy and inform on what you are doing. Just like what the British did in Ireand, spying and viewing Irish citizens. Mayor Daley loves this technology to keep American citizens in check. He believes in the Big Brother concept of Governing. 50 new cops to be added in 2008, and 50 expected in 2009. Government Cameras are watching you now! More to be in place soon. Smile your on Camera. More to come, stay tune.
10/04/07. Russia's President,Vladimir Putin picked a new cabinet to serve under his Prime Minister, Viktor Zubkov. Most of the senior ministers kept their positions. The Economic Minister, German Gref was replaced by Elvira Nabiullina.
10/04/07. Peru's former President, Alberto Fujimori was flown to Lima after Chile's Supreme Court ordered his extradition to face seven charges, ranging from complicity in murder to corruption.
10/04/07. France unveiled a budget for 2008 that includes tax cuts and other legislation to boost economic growth. France still will have problems with a deficit, and Gross Domestic Producton forecast at only 2.3% in 2008. More to come, stay tune.
10/04/07. Last Wednesday, Radio Host and personality, Rush Limbaugh called United States troops who criticize the Iraq war Unpatriotic. Democrats and a few Washington Republicans want this Mega radio star to explain and possible clear up what exactly he said. Limbaugh is a son of a high profile lawyer and a grandson of a high profile Judge in Ohio. He grew up in a very rich household. He is not a college grad and did not like highschool. He has been divorced numerous times. Three or four times. He Has No Children. He has or currently is addicted to doctor prescribed drugs. He is a well paid radio host and is at the top of his carreer. Why he would question soldiers 1st Amendment right of free speech is scarry. He also has that right but he should not knock down the same people protecting his right to have free speech. He does not represent the normal population of the American public. His experiences as a young child till his teenage years have been a privileged life. He left home and was supported by his family after highschool. More to come, stay tune.
10/04/07. Chicago Cubs lose their first playoff game against tthe Arizona Diamondbacks, 3 to 1. Playoff Game #2 will be tonight in Arizona. More to come, stay tune.
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