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Federal government to buy closed Ill. prison for $165M, vows will not house Gitmo detainees
startribune.com ^ | Oct 2, 2012

Posted on 10/02/2012 11:41:50 AM PDT by KeyLargo

Federal government to buy closed Ill. prison for $165M, vows will not house Gitmo detainees

Article by: SOPHIA TAREEN , Associated Press Updated: October 2, 2012 - 1:23 PM

CHICAGO - The federal government has agreed to buy the closed Thomson Correctional Center in western Illinois for $165 million after the sale was held up for three years, state leaders announced Tuesday.

Many Illinois leaders — including U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Gov. Pat Quinn who spoke to The Associated Press ahead of a news conference to announce the sale — supported the purchase because they said it would bring up to 1,100 jobs to Illinois. Federal officials have said it would help alleviate prison overcrowding.

"It means a prison that has been sitting here empty will be used again and create a lot of opportunity for working families in the areas," Durbin said.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: corruption; democrats; fraud; gitmo; guantanamo; illinois; impeach; lawlessobama; obama; obamalawlessness; prison; terrorists; thomson; thomsonprison; trials
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To: KeyLargo
“President Obama’s unprecedented directive to Attorney General Holder to circumvent Congress to purchase Thomson prison is deeply troubling,”

So, Congress, what are you going to do about it?

21 posted on 10/02/2012 2:37:14 PM PDT by garyb
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To: KeyLargo; Chigirl 26; mickie; flaglady47; prairiebreeze; Bushbacker1; oswegodeee; hoosiermama
Well, if they don't house the Gitmo prisoners in the new facility, there's always plenty of Illinois politicians, judges, contractors, aldermen, ward heelers, featherbedders gang bangers and community organizers to keep the place filled to the rafters.

Leni

22 posted on 10/02/2012 2:46:06 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: garyb
"So, Congress, what are you going to do about it?"

"I want my mommy"

23 posted on 10/02/2012 3:17:16 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: MinuteGal

WOuldn’t it be easier just to build a wall around CHicago?


24 posted on 10/02/2012 3:19:10 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: KeyLargo

Just across the river from Davenport, Iowa.
If the terrorists can swim (not likely IMHO), I’d advise anybody in Davenport to stock up on weapons.


25 posted on 10/02/2012 3:26:08 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: KeyLargo; All


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26 posted on 10/02/2012 3:26:42 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: hoosiermama
"Wouldn't it be easier just to build a wall around Chicago?"

Post of the week!

LOL!

Leni

27 posted on 10/02/2012 4:00:49 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: mo

The executive branch owns ALL of the federal prisons.


28 posted on 10/02/2012 4:02:42 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: KeyLargo

By-passed Congress....yet, again!


29 posted on 10/03/2012 3:17:09 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: All

homeland.house.gov/issues/911-trials-guantanamo

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NOTE The following press release is a quote:

homeland.house.gov/press-release/chairman-king-statement-obama-administration’s-decision-purchase-illinois-prison-where

Chairman King Statement on Obama Administration’s Decision to Purchase Illinois Prison Where it Sought to House Guantanamo Terrorists

OCT 2, 2012

Issues: 9/11 Trials / Guantanamo Detainees

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, issued the following statement on the Obama Administration’s purchase of Thomson Prison in Illinois:

“After widespread and bipartisan opposition to President Obama’s outrageous and dangerous plan to close the ultra-secure detention facility at Guantanamo Bay and import the terrorists to the U.S. Homeland for trial in civilian courts in New York City and elsewhere, I thought this issue was settled.

“Apparently not.

“In order to keep these terrorists out of the United States, Congress reflected the will of the American people by explicitly opposing the purchase of the Thomson Illinois prison, where the Obama Administration has sought to transfer the Guantanamo terrorists.

“Yet, in direct defiance of the will of the People, the Administration today announced that it will buy the Thomson prison for at least $165 million.

“Obama Administration officials today promised that Guantanamo terrorists will not be transferred to the Thomson prison, citing Congressional action prohibiting it. I have trouble believing Obama Administration promises.

“If the Obama Administration is willing to ignore Congress about the purchase of the Thomson prison, how are the American people expected to trust that the Administration will not ignore Congress about the transfer of terrorists into it? I pledge to continue working to keep the Obama Administration from moving dangerous terrorists from Guantanamo Bay to the U.S. Homeland.”

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30 posted on 10/03/2012 4:05:22 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: KeyLargo; mickie; flaglady47
The burning question of the past four years addressed to each member of Congress....if you don't care a whit that Obama bypasses Congress and ignores the Constitution....WHY SHOULD WE?

(.....a question they won't answer......and we are too decent to ask as we haven't yet thrown in the towel as have the House and Senate members).

Leni

31 posted on 10/03/2012 7:01:32 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: KeyLargo
We need a congress that plays hardball with this group. They should shut down any funds to the dem projects until this clown stops bypassing them....
32 posted on 10/03/2012 1:13:29 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

3 or 4 shifts of guards.... maintenance, administration, dr nursing, blah blah blah....


33 posted on 10/03/2012 3:08:11 PM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: MinuteGal

very true


34 posted on 10/03/2012 5:15:37 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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