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  • Media Gives Shelter, Aid and Comfort to Slumlord Valerie Jarrett

    05/31/2018 6:43:00 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 15 replies
    With Both Hands ^ | May 30, 2018 | Pat Hickey
    Roseanne Barr is paying for her remarks. Valerie Jarrett remains shielded by the Hopium Smoking Media Chiefs in Chicago and around the nation. From the moment that Democrats like former mayor Richie Daley learned by public housing/public lands and Federal Dollars was the Comstock Load of the New Millenium, Valerie Jarrett has made millions of dollars for herself and the Cook County oligarchs who have destroyed the City, County and State, but are no where near done. Grove Parc is one of the outstanding examples of this problem. It sits on the border of Obama's district. It is 504 apartments...
  • Fire engulfs Philippine slum, thousands homeless

    02/08/2017 4:37:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | February 8, 2017 | Agence France-Press
    As many as 15,000 people are homeless after a huge fire engulfed an overcrowded slum in Manila, destroying thousands of homes and sending residents fleeing with their few possessions. The inferno started in a sprawling slum near the port late Tuesday and raged for about 10 hours, as hundreds of firefighters from across the Philippine capital hauled their hoses across rickety, tin roofs to reach the flames. As the blaze whipped across the squalid area, sending a huge plume of smoke billowing into the night sky, residents ran for their lives carrying refrigerators, religious icons and other valuables. Others, desperate...
  • ITALY: African Muslim destroys invaluable historic Statues in 4 Roman Churches, terrorizes Tourists

    10/15/2016 5:21:32 AM PDT · by grundle · 21 replies
    YouTube (two minute video) ^ | October 13, 2016
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df_si1PnEcY
  • Violence Surges in Chicago Even as Policing Debate Rages On

    03/29/2016 7:51:50 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 19 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/29/2016
    Late at night this month, the pastor’s phone beeped with a text message from an anguished parishioner. Andre Taylor, the church member’s great-nephew, had been shot and killed. “Dre had just turned 16,” the message on the Rev. Ira Acree’s phone read. “I think that it’s time to call for action and solicit help, have the National Guard to take over and patrol the Chicago streets.” Four days earlier, another text had appeared. A different parishioner’s granddaughter, Daysha Wright, a 21-year-old nursing student, had been shot to death in a car, leaving a 2-year-old son. At his desk at Greater...
  • Obama: Federal gov't will integrate races into wealthy communities

    07/12/2015 8:05:57 AM PDT · by Signalman · 84 replies
    Wash. Examiner ^ | 7/11/2015 | Barb. Boland
    President Obama said Saturday he will use the power of the federal government to pressure communities to integrate low-income minorities into affluent areas. Obama said his administration is implementing a new rule that will require communities to frequently review the racial and socio-economic makeup of local neighborhoods and regularly report the results to the federal government. "Just a few weeks ago, the Supreme Court ruled that policies segregating minorities in poor neighborhoods, even unintentionally, are against the law," Obama said, referencing a ruling on the Fair Housing Act largely ignored by the media due to attention on the Obamacare and...
  • DoJ silences Obama associate Daniel S. Mahru with his freedom

    09/20/2012 4:20:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Illinois PayToPlay ^ | 9/20/12 | Ernie Souchak, Editor-in-Chief
    Illinoispaytoplay.com (IP2P) has learned that Daniel S. Mahru, former business partner of Antoin "Tony" Rezko, made a deal with the Department of Justice (DoJ) for his silence. IP2P is the first to report that on, October 4 2012, Daniel S. Mahru will receive probation at his sentencing hearing. IP2P has also learned that this is being done to insure Mahru will not speak of crimes, of which he has knowledge, that implicate Barack Obama, Valarie Jarrett, Allison Davis, Tony Rezko and others. (Remember Tony recently saying he committed crimes for which Fitzgerald did not charge him.) IP2P is also investigating...
  • Thanks to Team Obama's Reckless 'Felon' Accusations, Tony Rezko Issue NOW IN PLAY

    07/15/2012 12:01:41 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 15, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    How 'bout a little refresher re. Obama political Godfather  and actual (16-count!) convicted felon Tony Rezko...? The Syrian-born Rezko is an infamous Chicago slumlord, fast-food restauranteur, and sleazy political operator who played a key role in the Blagojevich case- as well as the unlikley ascension to power of Barrack Hussein Obama.Obama's longtime ally, friend, and top fundraiser was found guilty of 16/24 counts of felony influence peddling back in June 2008. Of course the story was mostly buried/detached from his bud Barry in the run-up to that year's most unfortunate (for us) presidential election whilst the jury convicted Rezko of wire...
  • Smart Money: Forget the Market. Buy a House

    08/19/2011 8:01:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Smart Money ^ | 08/19/2011 | Jilian Mincer
    With the Dow Jones Industrial Average down more than 400 points today, and many market experts predicting more volatility ahead, some advisers are recommending their clients put some of their cash to another use: To buy that house or summer home at the shore. Getty ImagesPotential homebuyers certainly have plenty of incentives: Home prices are still way down in many parts of the country, and mortgage rates are nearing their all-time lows. Consider: The benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell 1 basis point this week, to 4.45 percent — just a few basis points above the record low hit in October...
  • Madness In Argentina (aka Mob rule in Argentina: This is how slums are born)

    12/14/2010 4:22:59 PM PST · by dynachrome · 15 replies
    ferfal.blogspot.com ^ | 12-14-10 | "Ferfal"
    These last couple weeks we’ve been seeing more insanity than usual here in Argentina. It started a week ago with a public park taken over by immigrants from Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru and Argentine “villeros”. Once they installed themselves in this public park with tents, they started bringing in materials to build brick and mortar homes in it to make a “villa”(shanty town). These are often crime and disease infested places. Imagine this happening in the park right in front of your home. Well, the neighbors of Soldati didn’t like the idea either so they asked the Mayor of Buenos Aires,...
  • Brazil Marines join slum battles, 30 people killed

    11/26/2010 3:48:47 PM PST · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11-25-10 | Pedro Fonseca
    Armored cars rolled through smoke-filled streets in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday as police battled slum-based drug gangs for a fifth consecutive day in the city slated to host the 2016 Olympics. Live TV coverage showed heavily armed police exchanging gunfire with suspected drug traffickers in the hilly shantytowns on the city outskirts. Police targeted the Vila Cruzeiro slum in the northern part of the city, considered a stronghold of a gang thought to be behind ordering attacks. At least 10 armored Marine vehicles, never before used in battles in the city's slums, or favelas, transported soldiers into Vila Cruzeiro,...
  • Rio favela [Brazil] violence: police take control of gang stronghold

    11/26/2010 9:00:47 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    telegraph uk ^ | 4:41PM GMT 26 Nov 2010 | Robin Yapp in Sao Paulo
    More than 100 heavily armed gang members fled Vila Cruzeiro, a shanty town in the north of Rio, after a 40 hour gunfight with police. Television cameras captured many of the men escaping towards a wooded area before entering another nearby favela, Complexo do Alemao. A sergeant with Brazil's military police was injured by shrapnel close to the favela on Friday morning and gang members were reported to have fired shots at a police helicopter. A battalion of 800 soldiers, two air force helicopters and ten armoured vehicles were sent to the area to support police after President Luiz Inacio...
  • Times Watch: Obama, Bringing His Hope to the Paris Slums

    09/25/2010 2:30:20 PM PDT · by SanFranDan · 10 replies
    newsbusters.org/#ixzz10ZvWsKn9 ^ | 09/25/2010 | Clay Waters
    His poll numbers over here may be falling, but the New York Times found a place where Barack Obama is still very popular and bringing the hope: The slum-like “banlieues”outside Paris dominated by Muslim immigrants, in Thursday’s “Feeling Slighted by France, And Respected by the U.S.” by France-based reporter Scott Sayare. The residents of this poor, multiracial Paris suburb say they have been abandoned. For 30 years, they say, the French authorities have written off Bondy and neighborhoods like it, treating their inhabitants as terminal delinquents and ignoring their potential. Obama evidently has the French slum vote locked up:
  • The Slum Lord Millionaire: Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

    09/04/2010 12:22:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2010 | Doug Giles
    Man, it was hard picking an op-ed mark this week because the chum slick was so thick with fresh chunks of juicy lunacy from Islam and our pals on the left. Here’s what I ping-ponged back and forth on Friday: Should I write about James Lee, the whiny and pathetic wannabe mass murderer? Y’know Mr. Lee, don’t ‘cha? He’s the radical pro-abortion, Al Gore ogling tree humper who got thumped by SWAT after grabbing hostages at the Discovery Channel. That’s a possible target of interest for a column (no pun intended) because liberals, not conservatives, it seems, are the ones...
  • Rats, Bedbugs Infest Buildings Owned by Ground Zero Mosque Developer

    08/31/2010 4:23:09 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 30, 2010 | Russell Goldman
    Imam Behind Park51 Ignores Low-Income Tenants Pleas, They SayThe Muslim imam who plans to build a controversial Islamic center near Ground Zero should first take on a smaller project, like ridding his New Jersey apartment buildings of rats and bedbugs, angry tenants told ABCNews.com. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf owns buildings across the Hudson River in several New Jersey cities, including Union City, North Bergen and Palisades Park, which he reportedly renovated with tax dollars. Residents, many of whom are immigrants and most of whom are working-class Hispanic Catholics, say they have complained about unsanitary conditions for years. The imam, however,...
  • The Slums of Rauf

    09/02/2010 7:10:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    National Review online ^ | September 1, 2010 | Daniel Foster
    The Park51 mosque and community center near Ground Zero is not Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s first venture into real estate development. As The Record reports, beginning in the late 1970s, Rauf acquired five apartment buildings in Union City, North Bergen, and Palisades Park, all urban areas along the New Jersey bank of the Hudson River. He developed the properties with the help a series of government grants and loans totaling in the millions — including $384,000 in 1989 endorsed by Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.), then mayor of Union City, and $1,295,000 underwritten by then Hudson County executive Robert C....
  • RPT-FEATURE-Venezuela slum takes socialism beyond Chavez

    07/07/2010 12:10:54 AM PDT · by FromLori · 10 replies
    Alertnet ^ | 7/6/2010 | Esteban Israel
    While President Hugo Chavez struggles to revive the battered bolivar, in a hillside slum overlooking his palace, die-hard supporters are talking about getting rid of the Venezuelan currency altogether. Welcome to the 23 de Enero barrio, home to about 100,000 people and something of a laboratory for Chavez's nationwide socialist experiment. Here you find dogs named "Comrade Mao", and even a "revolutionary car wash." "We are creating a popular bank and are going to issue a communal currency: little pieces of cardboard," says Salvador Rooselt, a soft-spoken 24-year-old law student and community leader who often quotes Lenin and Marx. Some...
  • How Bush-Cheney Policy Screwed Haiti (Mega-Barf Alert)

    01/14/2010 6:23:42 PM PST · by texanyankee · 24 replies · 943+ views
    Mother Jones ^ | January 13, 2010 | James Ridgeway
    In the wake of the devastating earthquake, American eyes are again turned toward Haiti—something that only seems to happen when yet another disaster strikes, and never during the daily chaos and misery that plague the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. I’ve spent a good deal of time in Haiti, reporting first on the repression under the Duvaliers, then on the rise of Jean-Bertrand Aristide's popular movement, and then on the 1991 military coup that brought him down. I was there during the period of the 1994 military intervention that restored Aristede to power. US interest in the country seemed...
  • President Shifts Focus To Renting, Not Owning Home

    08/16/2009 9:01:49 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 182 replies · 7,061+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 8-16-09 | Joseph Williams
    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration, in a major shift on housing policy, is abandoning George W. Bush’s vision of creating an “ownership society’’ and instead plans to pump $4.25 billion of economic stimulus money into creating tens of thousands of federally subsidized rental units in American cities. The idea is to pay for the construction of low-rise rental apartment buildings and town houses, as well as the purchase of foreclosed homes that can be refurbished and rented to low- and moderate-income families at affordable rates.
  • Pig-slaughter clashes erupt in Cairo slums (The Lives of Christians in Egypt)

    05/06/2009 3:52:52 PM PDT · by mojito · 9 replies · 469+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/3/2009 | Unattributed
    Egyptian police and armored cars charged into a crowd of a 1,000 irate pig farmers armed with stones and bottles, leaving 12 people injured as residents of a Cairo slum resisted government efforts to slaughter the nation's pigs to guard against swine flu. Cairo security chief Maj. Gen. Ismail Shaer said 14 people were arrested. Seven police were among the injured in the clashes with largely Christian garbage collectors who raise pigs on the refuse and live in the teeming slums of Manishyet Nasr outside the capital. The farmers blocked the road leading to their pig pens and hurled rocks...
  • Slummin' with Barry

    11/21/2008 9:01:46 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 3 replies · 551+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11-21-2008 | Michael Bates
    Valerie Jarrett, Habitat Company, premier property managers provide residents with mice, sewer backups and collapsed roofs Mrs. Clinton assumed full taunting mode in a January Democratic presidential candidate debate. She aggressively battled “bad” Republican ideas, she told Obama, “when you were practicing law and representing your contributor, Rezko, in his slumlord business in inner-city Chicago.” Obama feebly replied he was merely an associate at a law firm that represented a church group working with “this individual” and had done a few hours legal work. Hillary could have attacked Obama for accepting political contributions from Tony Rezko at the same time...