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Emanuel: Cops did right thing in closing beach(too warm?)
Chicago Trib ^ | 31 May 2011 | John Byrne

Posted on 05/31/2011 3:03:57 PM PDT by PilotDave

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today that he agreed with the decision Monday by Chicago police to close North Avenue Beach after several people began showing signs of heat-related sickness.

The beach was closed about 6 p.m. after Chicago Fire Department paramedics were called to the beach to deal with several people who required medical attention.

At least four people were taken to area hospitals from the beach including one 18-year-old who was taken in serious-to-critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital during the Memorial Day holiday.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: amish; rahm; thugs; urban
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Shut down a beach due to being to warm in Chicago? The water temp there is probably 55 degrees...? And the fire dept had to shoot cool water on the beachgoers?
1 posted on 05/31/2011 3:04:01 PM PDT by PilotDave
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To: PilotDave
This is where I went this weekend. Water was about 75 degrees and air was about 93. They didn't shut it down.


2 posted on 05/31/2011 3:06:23 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: PilotDave

Here in the Cleveland /Akron area, we missed setting a record by 1 degree! It only made it up to a nice, cool 91 degrees. Normal is 74 degrees. Also the wettest Spring on record.


3 posted on 05/31/2011 3:12:33 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: driftdiver
I was here last week -- about 90 degrees and no shutdowns in sight:

You may notice water and sand in the background... ;)

4 posted on 05/31/2011 3:13:15 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: PilotDave

Hmmmm ... sounds like they were closing the barn door, doesn’t it? How many more heat cases would develop after 6 PM? After all, this isn’t the land of the midnight sun. Seems like a convenient excuse to defuse the trouble that cropped up in most of the other urban settings. If so, good move Rahm.


5 posted on 05/31/2011 3:13:37 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (I asked the bartender for a bin Ladin, she said 'what's that? I said 'two shots then a splash.')
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To: PilotDave

The real reason is flash mobs,not the dancing kind. These mobs (kids) wouldn’t let bikers pass, threw bikes in lake etc. The heat was just Rahm and companies story. I have been listening to the real story on Chicago talk today.


6 posted on 05/31/2011 3:13:59 PM PDT by jonathonandjennifer
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To: PilotDave

Nanny State. Rahm must think he’s the Surgeon General.


7 posted on 05/31/2011 3:14:09 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: PilotDave
Chicago is what the Nanny State looks like. Stupid welfare cases baking in the sun, feet from the cooler water, waiting for mommy and daddy to tell them to go home. What is the bet that most of the heat related issues people had began with a couple of 40's of Old English?


8 posted on 05/31/2011 3:14:09 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: PilotDave

People who just sit out in the sun until they get sick...are probably from the shallow end of the gene pool. I work outside in my garden, but I have enough sense to take water out there, and to periodically get in some shade and cool down...


9 posted on 05/31/2011 3:15:09 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: PilotDave
Maybe too much...


10 posted on 05/31/2011 3:16:13 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: jonathonandjennifer

I heard the same thing you did. Roaming mobs of thugs attacking people, especially those on bikes.


11 posted on 05/31/2011 3:17:17 PM PDT by Inyokern
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To: freedumb2003

I didn’t notice any water or sand....


12 posted on 05/31/2011 3:18:11 PM PDT by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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To: Inyokern

The second city cop blog gives a full accounting of yesterday’s activities at the beaches. The hot weather stuff was a cover-up....


13 posted on 05/31/2011 3:19:03 PM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: jonathonandjennifer
The real reason is flash mobs,not the dancing kind. These mobs (kids) wouldn’t let bikers pass, threw bikes in lake etc. The heat was just Rahm and companies story. I have been listening to the real story on Chicago talk today.

Then Rahm did the right thing, if he said the real excuse, he'd have a major riot on his hands.

14 posted on 05/31/2011 3:19:15 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: PilotDave
Whatever you do, don't go to the beach when it's hot out. :)
15 posted on 05/31/2011 3:20:28 PM PDT by jpf (phillies)
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To: Inyokern

“Roaming mobs of thugs attacking people”

The liberal media is acting up again, eh?


16 posted on 05/31/2011 3:20:44 PM PDT by MeganC (NO WAR FOR OIL! ........except when a Democrat's in charge.)
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To: All

Seems the toll for Chicago’s Memorial Day observances were six dead and 21 wounded. Good thing they have gun control there or all of those people might’ve defended themselves.


17 posted on 05/31/2011 3:23:59 PM PDT by MeganC (NO WAR FOR OIL! ........except when a Democrat's in charge.)
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To: jonathonandjennifer
The real reason is flash mobs,not the dancing kind.

Ah, now the *story* makes sense. Rats being rats about things again.

18 posted on 05/31/2011 3:24:20 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Bachmann, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: PilotDave
So Rahm Emanuel is covering up mob attacks on eco friendly bikers? He seems to be a Real Democrat.
TWB
19 posted on 05/31/2011 3:27:00 PM PDT by TWhiteBear (Jobs, Peace, Food, Security .... Down with Obama(Peacefully))
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To: TWhiteBear

I heard someone on the Don and Roma Show say that the number of people there wasn’t any greater than during other events such as the air show, that the beach crowd was already thinning out at the time, and that there were large numbers of gang members throwing down gang signs. This is probably the real reason they closed the beach. This was the reason behind closing down the day before the 4th of July fireworks near Grant Park and making three smaller regional displays—increasingly larger number of gang members coming in and cops being worried about being able to contain anything that should erupt.


20 posted on 05/31/2011 3:32:33 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: PilotDave

To a lefty the worst place to go to cool off is the beach. It’s like they are from Bizzarro World.

“Us do opposite of all Earthly things! Us hate beauty! Us love ugliness! Us leave beach, stand in hot street.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bizarro_World


21 posted on 05/31/2011 3:39:33 PM PDT by DManA
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To: NonValueAdded
Hmmmm ... sounds like they were closing the barn door after the horse got out , doesn’t it?
22 posted on 05/31/2011 3:41:18 PM PDT by SeeSac
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To: DManA

Did Rahmbo ever hear of a HAT???


23 posted on 05/31/2011 3:41:53 PM PDT by littleharbour
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To: Nepeta

Hot as Hades here in Tennessee. My son has a job as a parking lot attendant and was out in the sun and heat all day. He drank over a gallon of water and is just fine.


24 posted on 05/31/2011 3:45:02 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: jonathonandjennifer

Mobs of trouble making black teenagers caused the police to shut down the Wave Country swimming pool yesterday. Something about the heat makes people stupid.


25 posted on 05/31/2011 3:48:24 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I remember in Cincinnati some years ago, they closed down several community pools because the inner city yoots thought it was “funny” to poop in them. They had to shut them because of the health hazard. BWAAHAAHAA. Now nobody gets to enjoy them.


26 posted on 05/31/2011 4:04:21 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: freedumb2003

Mine was Siesta Key Beach and I intentionally picked one with sand and water.


27 posted on 05/31/2011 4:07:12 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: PilotDave

BTW if the water is 55 degrees at the end of May its not a beach. Its the edge of a glacier.


28 posted on 05/31/2011 4:07:54 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

>>Mine was Siesta Key Beach and I intentionally picked one with sand and water.<<

As did I (*channeling the “Naomi Price” commercial with Shatner*)!


29 posted on 05/31/2011 4:09:28 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: SeeSac
they had a horse there too???

(I figured most would understand it the way I posted it, but thanks for helping out the folks in Rio Linda).

30 posted on 05/31/2011 4:09:44 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (I asked the bartender for a bin Ladin, she said 'what's that? I said 'two shots then a splash.')
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To: Dallas59

That one reminds me of my trip to Jamaica.

Mon.

:)


31 posted on 05/31/2011 4:10:12 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: driftdiver

SoCal beach water is around 58 or so now, and will only ever warm up to mid 60s in the summer.


32 posted on 05/31/2011 4:13:03 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

glacial


33 posted on 05/31/2011 4:18:17 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
The beaches off the Jersey shore was rather chilly this weekend.

One of the teachers at the school where I teach is a life guard. He told me that the water temps went down quite a bit.

The water temps were 55 although the air temps were in the mid 80 to low 90's.

Quite a few of the kids told me it was too hot for the beach but too cold to jump in the water to cool off.

34 posted on 05/31/2011 4:20:23 PM PDT by mware
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To: driftdiver

Water temps..

I was just guessing when I said 55f. The actual water temp is 44!!!

http://www.weather.com/maps/activity/boatbeach/northeastuscoastalwatertemps_large.html


35 posted on 05/31/2011 4:28:26 PM PDT by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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To: mware

About the coldest I can handle now is 72, the temp of the natural springs. And only if its hot out so you can warm up.

I used to be able cold water but the blood has thinned too much.


36 posted on 05/31/2011 4:29:38 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: PilotDave

44!! thats ice diving not swimming

I’d have to have a dry suit for that and could understand not wanting to go into that.


37 posted on 05/31/2011 4:36:19 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
I am with you.

Use to be, "in the day" my brothers and sisters would go swimming no matter the temp, on Memorial Day.

That cedar water could be damn cold, but we seemed to tolerate it pretty well.

38 posted on 05/31/2011 4:38:39 PM PDT by mware
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To: jonathonandjennifer

That’s what I thought as soon as I read this story.

The real story is something else. Why the heck are our “urban yute” going berserk this summer?

The Memorial Day weekend has been nothing but reports of the closings of amusement parks, picnic grounds and streets because of “bands of youths.” What gives?


39 posted on 05/31/2011 4:50:33 PM PDT by livius
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To: Yaelle

I remember that in San Diego. Hot as heck, but the water was ice cold. Even that far south.


40 posted on 05/31/2011 5:02:30 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: NonValueAdded
they had a horse there too???

YUP. According to reports I read, the mounted cops were most effective against these "heat-crazed urban yutes."

41 posted on 05/31/2011 5:06:33 PM PDT by Roccus (Only thing worse than a politician is a wannabe, LOSER politician.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Black woman called the Roe Conn show (WLS Chicago) and said that the mob was black teenagers. Maybe Obama is finishing the job on black youth and families that LBJ started in the sixties.


42 posted on 05/31/2011 5:08:08 PM PDT by jonathonandjennifer
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To: jonathonandjennifer

Color me surprised. NOT!


43 posted on 05/31/2011 5:19:38 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: livius

“What gives?”

Eric Holder refusing to prosecute “his people”????


44 posted on 05/31/2011 5:49:10 PM PDT by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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To: PilotDave

That beach is FABULOUS!!! It looks like you are on an ocean yet with all the big famous skyscraoers in the background!~! VERY COOL!!!


45 posted on 05/31/2011 5:55:49 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: jonathonandjennifer

ALL Obama voters!!!


46 posted on 05/31/2011 5:56:50 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: boop

You are KIDDING, right??


47 posted on 05/31/2011 5:59:34 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Dallas59
Snooki says...

I just starting smoking pot a year ago and look how it aged me, kids please don't start smoking pot....


48 posted on 05/31/2011 6:03:26 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: PilotDave

I actually don’t understand this. I’m not black, so maybe I’m missing something.

Holder has clearly announced that black crime is OK (probably because he’s well off and doesn’t live in a black neighborhood, where 100% of the perps are...black) and it’s very possible that these kids are simply feeling they can do whatever they want now.

But what I don’t understand is why black Americans feel that they are not part of the American project and that, in fact, the best thing they can do is destroy everything around them...because any improvements must be the fault of the “white man.”

These folks have got to grow up and get a life. Their entire time on earth is spent in sullen resentment, hostility and a desire for ethnic separation and cleansing, promoted primarily by the Democrat Party and their lousy schools. Thus many of these “yutes” will die without ever realizing that they were, like anybody else, human beings made in the Image and Likeness of God. Hopefully, since God is merciful, they will also die without realizing that they have thrown it all away.


49 posted on 05/31/2011 6:21:29 PM PDT by livius
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To: PilotDave

I would never go to North Ave. beach, never.

Too bad it is such a long drive to get to Haulover beach . . .


50 posted on 05/31/2011 6:46:13 PM PDT by Petruchio (I Think . . . Therefor I FReep.)
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