Liberty on Tap since 1984
Added by Alan Caruba on July 30, 2011 at 8:22pm — No Comments
Part 2: Severely mentally disabled child served as a vessel to facilitate alleged abuse and corruption in the Cook county Probate court System: Kimi Cooper, age seven to when she testified against her mother, Beverly Cooper, in front of Judge Lynn Kawamoto, which started the chain reaction that ended with the death of Beverly Cooper’s mother, Alice Gore, as a pauper in February of this year.
From age seven to age 17 Kimi was sent from one…
Added by Nancy J. Thorner on July 29, 2011 at 3:56pm — No Comments
In a previous…
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Nancy J. Thorner is one of four plaintiffs in the below lawsuit writeup. As such she wrote an account of the lawsuit filed on July 14th after the mainstream media failed to pick up the lawsuit filing.
Could it be that the filing is being kept quiet, just as Exelon Corporation never revealed why it had to shutter The Zion Nuclear Plant in 1998, even though it had many years left to function as a viable Dual Nuclear Plant?
Exelon's CEO John Rowe,…Continue
Added by Nancy J. Thorner on July 25, 2011 at 5:23pm — No Comments
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In 2008, government employee wages and benefits accounted for one third of Illinois state government spending and two thirds of Illinois local government operations spending. Recently Governor Quinn made an effort to kill promised pay raises for about 30,000 state workers. After all, every dollar paid to a public employee must come from a local, state, or federal taxpayer.
At the time I questioned the impossibility of the task Governor Quinn had before him.
Added by Nancy J. Thorner on July 21, 2011 at 10:36am — No Comments
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, Illinois ended Fiscal Year 2010 in worst financial shape than any other state in the country, with a total state debt of $120,743,392 when compiling outstanding debt, pension and OPEB UAAL's, unemployment trust funds and the 2010 budget gap as of July 2010.
How do Illinois legislators and officials propose to change the direction of this state from its deplorable and unsustainable…
Added by Nancy J. Thorner on July 19, 2011 at 1:54pm — No Comments
Illinois has a vast bureaucracy which requires many unionized government workers.
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The end of life has many challenges for the elderly. It can be a fast or a long goodbye and might involve a transition to assisted living, a nursing home, or a live-in caretaker.
There will always be opportunists who like vultures circle to claim flesh whether the person is dead or alive. Large sums of money are not always pre-requisites to the exploitation of the most vulnerable in our society, the elderly and disabled children. Abuse also bi-passes color, race or…Continue
Added by Nancy J. Thorner on July 14, 2011 at 11:37am — No Comments
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On Friday, July 9, the government released its June jobs report. Employers added just 18,000 jobs in June, the fewest in nine months, and the unemployment rate rose to 9.2 percent, far above the peak promised by the Obama Administration. The economy needs to add between 100,000 and 125,000 jobs per month just to keep pace with population growth.
It was just the latest disappointing reminder that the Obama economy is not working for America,…
Added by Nancy J. Thorner on July 11, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
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Some of us semi-older types can remember back when Ronald Reagan fired all the air traffic controllers so that one small group of people could not hold the entire country hostage to their demands. In my mind it was one of the most decisive and rational acts of any Presidency.
It was also called "union busting" by the progressives of that day, but they couldn't get any political traction on it because the vast majority of the country was squarely behind the President, including…
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Obama had the audacity to mock legislators at his press conference on July 29 for not being serious about dealing with the looming August 2nd debt ceiling issue, even blasting those who receive Private Jet Tax breaks created by…
Added by Nancy J. Thorner on July 7, 2011 at 10:35am — No Comments
It was on Friday, June 24, that U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner defended the Obama Administration’s agreement made with 27 other nations of the International Energy Agency to put a total of 60 million barrels of oil on the market during the next 30 days — 30 million from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserves and 30 million from the other 27 OPEC nations — as a means to counter the supply reduction resulting from the war in Libya.
In the past three criteria had to be…Continue
Added by Nancy J. Thorner on July 7, 2011 at 10:31am — No Comments