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Lawmakers claim administration opening door to Gitmo transfer with Illinois prison buy
Fox News / The Associated Press ^ | October 2, 2012

Posted on 10/02/2012 4:26:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The Obama administration plans to buy an Illinois prison that at one point was considered for housing Guantanamo prisoners -- with Republican lawmakers now claiming the purchase would open the door for ultimately carrying out the Guantanamo transfer.

Administration officials, though, denied that they were looking for a new home for Guantanamo inmates. They insisted the decision to buy Thomson Correctional Center, an under-used state prison 150 miles west of Chicago, was a move to alleviate overcrowding and create jobs in the process...

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gitmo; guantanamo; illinois; obama
Nothing would surprise me any more.
1 posted on 10/02/2012 4:26:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The crime rate in Chicago has dropped so much that the state has no use for the facility that is located within 150 miles of town? Good news, good news! It would appear that all of those six figure teachers are performing at an amazing level creating productive members of society who abstain from crime. /s


2 posted on 10/02/2012 4:39:50 PM PDT by RobertClark (Be prepared, be polite, be professional and have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Plans to buy? It's already bought.

"the Obama administration delivered a $165 million payment Tuesday to a federal court in Rockford, Ill., to buy the Thomson Correctional Center from the state of Illinois, bypassing a Republican congressman from Virginia who has put the brakes on…"

Unknown at this time if GITMO prisoners will be housed there.

3 posted on 10/02/2012 4:41:11 PM PDT by Aliska
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To: Aliska

Right across the river from Davenport, Iowa.
So if these Muzzies can swim, better stock up on weapons.


4 posted on 10/02/2012 4:43:06 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gitmo inmates? More likely he’s planning to put us American citizens in there.


5 posted on 10/02/2012 5:09:11 PM PDT by ryderann
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To: nascarnation
It's about 50 mi NE. It's on a really wide spot in the Mississippi called Spring Lake I didn't know was like that. I guess the nearest IA town is Clinton which is a little south.

There are some worries about the situation, yes. You wouldn't want to attempt to swim the Mississippi there, maybe other places, but there are other ways to get across.

6 posted on 10/02/2012 5:12:22 PM PDT by Aliska
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Watch how King Obama will spin this at the debates. He will say in his next term will will close Gitmo as promised. They he will blame the hold up on the Republicans that at first denied him the funds to purchase the prison and had to find other way. We are dealing with the most corrupt spin master this Country has ever seen.
7 posted on 10/02/2012 5:15:51 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Logical me

If Romney had any b@lls, he’s say

“This is where I’m sending Barag after he’s convicted of treason in 2013”


8 posted on 10/02/2012 5:17:28 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

0bama just wants terrorists to make their target America rather than overseas.


9 posted on 10/02/2012 5:24:22 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

More than likely it is an underhanded, if not entirely illegal, attempt to bail out Illinois. Our idiot voters have put state governments in office where The Disaster learned his How to Bankrupt a Government techniques.

This move throws another 165 million into the yawning maw of Illinois finances. Tis a pittance compared to the deficits but greatly appreciated.


10 posted on 10/02/2012 5:33:35 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: nascarnation

Oh, please.


11 posted on 10/02/2012 5:35:43 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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Importing terrorism.


12 posted on 10/02/2012 5:41:58 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Gene Eric

He knows he will lose this election and is cramming all his unfinished business into his final days in office.


13 posted on 10/02/2012 5:45:10 PM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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14 posted on 10/02/2012 5:46:37 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: 2ndDivisionVet

Heh, heh, that’s one ugly chicken coming home to roost!!!


15 posted on 10/02/2012 5:47:06 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Obama gives us the gift of downward mobility)
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To: Logical me
Watch how King Obama will spin this at the debates. He will say in his next term will will close Gitmo as promised. They he will blame the hold up on the Republicans that at first denied him the funds to purchase the prison and had to find other way. We are dealing with the most corrupt spin master this Country has ever seen.

I think you nailed it!

16 posted on 10/02/2012 5:54:23 PM PDT by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar and Hates.........he just hates!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If you had a plan to harm this country, what better way than transport it's enemies here under cover of law. Militarize all the mosques, and have them prepare. Not a shot fired...

Yet.

5.56mm

17 posted on 10/02/2012 6:07:33 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: arrogantsob

Bingo. Gov. Quinn’s solution is to have the FEDS bail us out. IL Democrats don’t know how to say, “No”. We have a spending problem that cannot be solved by Democrats.


18 posted on 10/02/2012 6:33:33 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: RobertClark

Illinois state prisons currently hold about 30 percent more inmates than they were built for. Why they are selling this one I’m not sure. There may be some real problems as a result of defective materials, construction or design. This may be a huge scam at $165 million. Illinois is broke.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/18/illinois-prison-overcrowd_n_1894251.html


19 posted on 10/02/2012 6:58:13 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: ryderann
yep - Rehabilitation camps
20 posted on 10/02/2012 7:15:36 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I got this from illinoisprisontalk.org:

[Thomson cost $128 million to build in 2001. It was supposed to replace aging lockups around the state, but union workers at those prisons didn't want to move and state officials didn't have the backbone to make them. So Thomson sat mostly empty for a decade. It was declared surplus property in 2010, clearing the way for a sale.]

Obama is paying his home state of Illinois $165 million for 10-year-old prison that cost $128 million to build. And who knows how many millions will be required to renovate it? This is a scam.

http://www.illinoisprisontalk.org/index.php?topic=27753.0

21 posted on 10/02/2012 7:16:01 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

follow the money to the latest Obama slumlord bud who has figured out some way to ride this gravytrain, stinks of Axelrod and Rahm


22 posted on 10/02/2012 8:29:40 PM PDT by Fred (http://thebubblefilm.com/)
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To: arrogantsob

How can Obama pay for anything that isn’t approved by the House of Representatives???

How many challenges to our Constitution are the Republicans going to stand for?


23 posted on 10/03/2012 9:32:22 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: ryderann

That was my first thought as well.


24 posted on 10/03/2012 10:31:11 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: ridesthemiles

On both counts you got me.

Is there a couple of hundred million bucks just lying around in the Executive branch’s petty cash?


25 posted on 10/03/2012 12:33:36 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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