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  • How much could Chicago pension payments jack up your property tax bill? Try 30 percent

    07/05/2015 6:49:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | July 04, 2015 | Thomas A. Corfman
    Even as Mayor Rahm Emanuel warns about a property tax hike of up to $250 million for the cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools, another big wave of increases likely is coming to rescue the pensions of police officers and firefighters. A massive payment due to those retirement plans next year could drive up Chicago property taxes by more than 30 percent, according to a Crain's analysis. And if the current logjam in Springfield continues, it could be a lot worse. Taxes on a $250,000 home would jump $224, assuming the city continues its current practice of using property taxes to fund...
  • Obama Now Says He Was Off by $1.6 Trillion — and 43 Percent

    04/11/2013 9:47:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 4/11/13 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    When President Obama released his first budget — entitled with no hint of irony, “A New Era of Responsibility” — he projected that deficit spending over the next five fiscal years (2010-14) would total $3.767 trillion. Now, Obama has released his fifth budget (which doesn’t seem to have a name). In it, he says that deficit spending over that same 5-year span (2010-14) will instead total $5.398 trillion. (This includes three years that are already on the books — see Table 1.1.) So Obama now admits that his original 5-year projection was off by $1,631,000,000,000.00 — or 43 percent.
  • One percent Pelosi: Minority leader richest in House

    06/14/2012 5:52:52 PM PDT · by kingattax · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 14, 2012 | Heidi Przybyla
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and her Republican counterpart, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, are the wealthiest members of the U.S. House leadership, according to financial disclosure forms. Pelosi, 72, of California tops the list of House leaders, with $40 million to $187 million in financial assets she reports with her husband, San Francisco commercial real estate investor Paul Pelosi. Most of their assets are listed as rental properties in California and partnership income in companies including investment management and restaurants. ... Pelosi, who yielded the speakership to Boehner after Republicans won control of the House, and her husband [also] own...
  • Utah: Happiest State, Ninth In Suicide, Study Shows

    04/30/2011 6:16:05 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Mid-Utah ^ | April 26, 2011 | Brad James
    (SALT LAKE CITY)-A new study implies some of the happiest states in the union also have the highest suicide rates and Utah is no exception. According to the study, Utah is the number one state in terms of residents’ well-being although it scored ninth in overall suicide rate as three other states also had top 10 rankings in both categories, including Colorado, Nevada and Wyoming. Researchers for this study, suggesting that living around people who are satisfied with their lives can result in misery for their neighbors, are cautioning against the assertion that misery really loves company. According to the...
  • Only 30% oppose water-boarding

    01/01/2010 12:34:19 PM PST · by aquapub · 16 replies · 654+ views
    According to a new Rasmussen poll, only the lunatic Democrat fringe (30%) thinks thwarted Christmas bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab should not be water-boarded for critical information on his fellow al Qaida operatives, while 58% favor it. 71% prefer investigating the matter through the military, as an act of war. Apparently, liberals would rather us just continue pretending that the Constitution applies to non-citizens and politely ask foreign terrorists for vital intelligence on their operations. These blood-thirsty savages are at war with our country (whether the left can grasp that or not) and are not going to turn against other jihadists...
  • Only 15-20% of doctors belong to the AMA

    12/23/2009 6:01:07 AM PST · by aquapub · 22 replies · 847+ views
    Democrats have been wildly misleading people about where doctors stand on ObamaCare. After bribing his way into AARP and AMA endorsements, Obama has been treating them as the final word on the matter and ramping up the partisan smears against his opponents. But what he is characteristically leaving out is that only about 15-20% of doctors actually belong to the AMA and the vast majority of doctors actually reject ObamaCare. From National Review: "...92 percent of doctors don’t think the Democratic bills address the “real sources of cost increases,” and 94 percent don’t think there can be “effective” health reform...
  • Obama's 47 Percent Approval Lowest of Any President at This Point

    12/08/2009 7:26:48 AM PST · by Zakeet · 41 replies · 2,746+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 8, 2009
    President Obama's job approval rating has fallen to 47 percent in the latest Gallup poll, the lowest ever recorded for any president at this point in his term. President Obama's job approval rating has fallen to 47 percent in the latest Gallup poll, the lowest ever recorded for any president at this point in his term. The new low comes as Obama enters the home stretch in his push to enact his signature initiative, an overhaul of the nation's health care system, and escalates America's involvement in the Afghanistan war. Below are comparable ratings for other presidents since Gallup began...
  • Obama drops below 50% in Gallup Poll [for the first time]

    11/20/2009 9:10:34 AM PST · by johnnyd0422 · 48 replies · 2,533+ views
    Stealth Fusion ^ | 11/20/2009 | Stealth Fusion
    Gallup Daily tracking results just in. Obama will be below 50% for the first time... Collection of various articles
  • 75 Percent of Oklahoma High School Students Can't Name the First President of the U.S.

    09/17/2009 10:02:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 137 replies · 4,789+ views ^ | 9/17/09 | staff
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Only one in four Oklahoma public high school students can name the first President of the United States, according to a survey released today. The survey was commissioned by the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs in observance of Constitution Day on Thursday. Brandon Dutcher is with the conservative think tank and said the group wanted to find out how much civic knowledge Oklahoma high school students know.
  • Anti-gun group lies about GAO report

    06/20/2009 4:09:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies · 665+ views
    gun rights examiner ^ | 19 June, 2009 | David Codrea
    Over 90 Percent of Mexican Crime Guns Originate in U.S., New GAO Report Finds That's the headline from the Violence Policy Center press release. It is a premeditated lie. True, the qualifier "traced by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) over the last three years" is admitted in the body of the release, but even that doesn't tell a reader the number of guns withheld by Mexican authorities--or whether the ones submitted have been randomly selected or cherry-picked. Headlines are important. Often times while scanning through news, that is all that will be noticed or retained....
  • Some journalists won't admit truth about Mexican 'crime gun' numbers

    05/25/2009 5:30:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies · 686+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 24 May, 2009 | David Codrea
    Readers who have been following my series on how Mexican crime is being exploited to promote more "gun control" edicts have been led step-by-step through the web of lies and corruption. I will recap for those just joining us: What does 'Operation Southbound Steel' tell us about smuggling U.S. guns to Mexico? Do 90% of Mexican 'crime guns' come from U.S.? We're being lied to about U.S. guns and Mexican cartels. Why? Do U.S. government arms exports play a part in arming Mexican cartels? Exposing lies about U.S. guns and Mexican crime Mexican warehouse exposes gun grabber cartel lies The...
  • Good read: "Americans are the Strongest Tribe"

    03/07/2009 10:53:52 PM PST · by ElKafir · 8 replies · 625+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | Mike Vanderboegh
    From Mike Vanderboegh at Sipsey Street Irregulars comes another great piece: "Americans are the Strongest Tribe"---------- -----"During the fierce battle for Fallujah, Bing West asked an Iraqi colonel why the archterrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi had fled in women’s clothes. The (Iraqi) colonel pointed to a Marine patrol walking by and said, 'Americans are the strongest tribe.'" Read on
  • 60 Percent of Secular Women Voted for Kadima

    02/22/2009 10:04:48 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies · 302+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/22/09 | Gil Ronen
    ( Kadima, the first party in Israel to use gender terminology as part of its election campaign, did exceedingly well among secular women who took part in the election: 60 percent of them voted for the party and its leader, Tzipi Livni. According to a report in Ha'aretz's Politico, Kadima emphasized a feminist line in the final stretch of its campaign, whereas Avigdor Lieberman's Yisrael Beiteinu was "machoistic." Pre-election polls confirmed these trends: 55 percent of Kadima's voters were women and 45 percent men, while the exact opposite was true for Yisrael Beiteinu, where 55 percent of the voters were...
  • Only 5 percent of $819b plan would go toward infrastructure

    01/29/2009 9:55:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies · 534+ views ^ | 1-29-09 | Michael Kranish
    WASHINGTON - Five weeks before becoming president, Barack Obama urged passage of a massive economic stimulus package, vowing that it would "create millions of jobs by making the single largest new investment in our national infrastructure since the creation of the federal highway system in the 1950s. US faces difficult military decisions, Obama says Only 5 percent of $819b would go toward infrastructure Notebook: Panel backs Holder for attorney general Blagojevich asks to make argument at Senate trial But the bill passed by the House yesterday dedicates only about 5 percent of the $819 billion measure to highway, mass transit,...
  • The number of applications to Yale declined 9.7 percent...

    04/08/2007 4:35:35 PM PDT · by BobWang · 12 replies · 836+ views
    Yale Daily News ^ | April 6, 2007 | Kimberly Chow
    The number of applications to Yale declined 9.7 percent from the class of 2010 to the class of 2011, while the number of minority applications declined 7 percent.
  • More than 60 percent of U.S. in drought (Global Warming , We're Doomed, Film at 11 Alert!)

    07/29/2006 7:14:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 861+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/29/06 | James McPherson -ap
    STEELE, N.D. (AP) -- More than 60 percent of the United States now has abnormally dry or drought conditions, stretching from Georgia to Arizona and across the north through the Dakotas, Minnesota, Montana and Wisconsin, said Mark Svoboda, a climatologist for the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. An area stretching from south central North Dakota to central South Dakota is the most drought-stricken region in the nation, Svoboda said. "It's the epicenter," he said. "It's just like a wasteland in north central South Dakota." Conditions aren't much better a little farther north. Paul Smokov...
  • Survey: 24 percent between 18-50 tattooed

    06/10/2006 2:30:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 615+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/10/06 | Andrew Bridges - ap
    WASHINGTON - A sun shines on Dan Yu's back, alongside a swimming koi fish. A tree soon may grow on his arm. "Your body's an empty canvas, so you almost want to continue to add to it," said Yu, 28, as he showed off his tattoos. A generation or two ago, Yu's tattoos — to say nothing of his pierced nose — probably would have placed him in a select company of soldiers, sailors, bikers and carnival workers. But no longer: The American University employee is among about 36 percent of Americans age 18 to 29 with at least one...
  • Vive la révolution des fonctionnaires!

    03/25/2006 5:49:53 PM PST · by forty_years · 9 replies · 592+ views ^ | March 25, 2006 | Andrew Jaffee
    Thousands of French students have taken to the streets to... protest for cushy jobs? Au moment même où vous avez pensé ce ne pourrait pas devenir plus mauvais. Well, it has. Much worse. France's economy is sluggish, sporting a whopping 10% unemployment rate, precisely because of the stiff and rigid sentiments of the student protestors. There's nothing Bohemian ("libéral") about them; precisely the opposite. Dynamic economies flourish. State-controlled economies decline. From the BBC: To the barricades, they went, these revolutionaries, to fight for their rights - to pensions, mortgages and a steady job. Such odd revolutionaries. No heartfelt cry to...
  • Natural Gas Prices Decline 10 Percent

    12/27/2005 1:15:32 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 825+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/27/05 | AP
    NEW YORK - Natural gas futures plunged 10 percent Tuesday, settling at their lowest level in three and a half months amid forecasts calling for mild U.S. weather over the next week. It was the third straight decline for natural gas prices, which have fallen 23 percent since Wednesday, and the selloff triggered a decline in other energy futures. The drop in energy prices knocked down the shares of integrated oil and gas companies and independent petroleum producers. February natural gas futures fell $1.261 to settle at $11.022 per 1,000 cubic feet on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It was...
  • Independents now 18 percent of California electorate

    11/02/2005 8:09:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 294+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/02/05 | ap - Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Nearly 16 million Californians are eligible to vote in Tuesday's special election, and almost one-fifth of them are registered as independents, according to figures released Wednesday. The number of registered voters represents a slight increase from the 2003 recall election that elevated Arnold Schwarzenegger to the governor's seat. The secretary of state's office said 15.9 million - 70.7 percent of the state's eligible adults - registered to vote by the Oct. 24 deadline. That's up from the 15.4 million Californians who were registered to vote in the 2003 special election that recalled Gov. Gray Davis and elected...
  • Natural gas price to soar 71 percent (PG&E)

    09/30/2005 12:20:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 68 replies · 1,533+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 9/30/05 | Chuck Carroll
    PG&E customers will pay a whopping 71 percent more in October for natural gas than they did last October, the utility will announce this morning. PG&E scheduled an 11 a.m. news conference in San Jose to explain the impact of the hike on consumers' bills and the reason for it. Giving a preview of the event, PG&E spokesman Jeff Smith blamed the price increase on Hurricane Rita, which knocked out numerous natural-gas producing facilities on the Texas Gulf Coast. ``What Katrina did for gasoline prices, Rita has done for natural gas.'' Smith acknowledged the news was not good for consumers,...
  • Where Goes the U.S.-Turkish Relationship?

    12/08/2004 7:23:08 AM PST · by stevejackson · 29 replies · 1,248+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | 12/8/2004 | Soner Cagaptay
    Throughout the 1990s, Turkish foreign policy analysts had an easy job. After all, Turkish foreign policy was predictable. Ankara cooperated enthusiastically with Washington, whether in the Middle East or in the Balkans. Turkey aligned itself with Israel and kept at arms length from Middle Eastern neighbors such as Syria and Iran. In Europe, Ankara traded heavily with the European Union (EU) but did not allow the EU to dictate foreign policy. The European Union's frequent allegations and criticism of human rights abuses in Turkey, especially with regard to Turkey's fight against Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK, Partiya Karkaren Kurdistan) terrorists, soured...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 728 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • CA: Garamendi recommends 2.2 percent drop in rates (Worker's Comp)

    11/17/2004 8:44:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 525+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/17/04 | Steve Lawrence - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Announcing a slight drop in an advisory rate, Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi urged California insurers Wednesday to make more cuts in the rates they charge businesses for workers' compensation coverage. He announced a 2.2 percent drop in his pure premium advisory rate for policies that are issued or renewed starting Jan. 1, saying cost-cutting steps adopted by lawmakers over the last two years had overcome pressures for price increases. The Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau, an industry association, had recommended a 3.5 percent hike in the advisory rate. "While there clearly were upward pressures on the cost...
  • Job Growth Jumps; Bush Economic Plan Sound

    09/03/2004 9:03:56 AM PDT · by forty_years · 1 replies · 893+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | September 3, 2004 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    The Labor Department reported this morning that the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 5.4% in August, down from 5.5% in July, and that our economy created 144,000 new jobs in August. July job creation was revised upward to 73,000 from the 32,000 initially reported. 78,000 new jobs were added in June. Looks like the July numbers were a blip and we’re getting back to the torrid pace of job creation of May (248,000), April (346,000), and March (353,000). After President Bush’s stirring speech last night and the good economic news, just how will Senator Franken-Kerry put a negative spin on...
  • "Intelligence Matters" GRAPHIC of Kerry's no-show Intel Hearings you can email out

    09/01/2004 8:27:06 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 9 replies · 1,410+ views ^ | 9/1/2004 | IPWGOP
    from the Kerry Ammo, copyright-ready cartoon you can use in emails, on blogs, in flyers, on posters... anything that's noncommercial.  

    08/21/2004 10:20:52 AM PDT · by forest · 4 replies · 674+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #313 ^ | 8-21-04 | Doug Fiedor
    Let's face it, he just wants something resembling a good reputation. But, he doesn't have one, so he can't really be blamed if he extrapolates on his own a little and also borrows parts of others. Problem is, some people are starting to notice. For instance, the seldom read Kerry campaign web site was glanced at by an Associated Press political writer the other day and a little discrepancy was noticed. So, the AP article began: "John Kerry, Bob Kerrey. It's easy to get confused. At least that's how the Kerry campaign is explaining claims that Kerry -- the Democratic...
  • Bush and the Economy: Opinion Poll Disconnect

    06/30/2004 9:54:04 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 13 replies · 737+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | June 30, 2004 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    There’s no question that the U.S. economy is booming. Why isn’t this reflected in President’s Bush poll ratings? Why would Americans think that John Kerry would do anything but ruin the economy? Kerry: the King of All Waflers; the most liberal member of the Senate. He proposes increasing taxes by $700 billion over the next 10 years. Kerry plans to stifle the American economic engine. Faced with good economic times, just what are Americans thinking?Boom Times Yesterday, the Conference Board reported that U.S. consumer confidence reached its best level in two years. 248,000 new American jobs were created in May....
  • Natural Gas Price Soars 46 Percent

    12/12/2003 6:56:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 301+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 12/12/03 | Brad Foss - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP)--A 46 percent surge in the price of natural gas since Thanksgiving has been so startling, one analyst has suggested the futures markets should be investigated. Natural gas for January delivery rose surged 60.6 cents, or 9 percent, Friday to $7.221 per 1,000 cubic feet on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It was the highest close since Feb. 28, when prices settled at $8.10, and was $2.30 above the Nov. 26 close. As a result, consumers could see higher energy bills as early as next month, analysts said. Any increase won't be nearly as severe as the recent run-up...