Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Husband – Sweartheart real estate deal

As verified by snopes.com @ http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/blum.asp The US has entered into a contract with a real estate firm to sell 56 buildings that currently house U.S. Post Offices. The government has decided it no longer needs these buildings, most of which are located on prime land in towns and cities across the country. The sale of these properties will fetch about $19 billion. A regular real estate commission will be paid to the company that was given the exclusive listing for handling the sales. That company is CRI and it...

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Rockford Public Library’s amnesty too lenient with taxpayer’s money

An inexcusable 62% of the library’s  57,554 cardholders owe the library for overdue returns or lost items. That’s far too many people to consider amnesty – 35,684, who owe fines and/or have not returned books and other devices! To put this embarrassment into its proper perspective, tardy or dropout library patrons don’t owe the library a thing. They owe the taxpayers who fund the library. It’s our money that’s being abused and our books and devices that haven’t been returned, not the city’s....

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Rock Valley College, Spartan, an MRO and the rest of the story

Rock Valley College and Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology had been in negotiations for over a year concerning a proposal to RVC by the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based school to build a campus at the Chicago Rockford International Airport and become another source of aviation mechanics in the area. The for-profit school could ensure an ample supply of mechanics at the airport and increase the chances for a maintenance, repair and overhaul facility, an MRO, to service all types of aircraft, which would increase the airport’s appeal to...

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Obama: Success in America requires government help!

In a speech last Friday, Obama stated in no uncertain terms that if you are a success in America, you didn’t do it own your own; you had help – from the government! With Obama’s, it takes a subsidized village mentality; he completely dismisses the tenets of capitalism and free enterprise, believing that the government drives the economy, not the individual. There is no longer any doubt how leftist this president is in a country built by free enterprise and people who worked hard, trying no doubt to avoid the government. This...

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Healthcare costs for obesity may exceed that of smoking

Readers of a recent post may have thought I was kidding when I said if there is another state tax on cigarettes because of medicaid costs, there should also be a tax on obesity for the same reason. As a matter of fact, obesity health costs may exceed costs associated with smoking. The BBC has already reported that global governments must get tough on obesity if they expect to lower costs associated with the effects of high Body Mass Index (BMI). This means madatory actions against obese transgressors. Excerpts: They said changes in society...

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Bipartisan House bill may reestablish private property

As of June 23, 2005, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 there was no private property in America. In Kelo versus the City of New London, the Court decided that economic development is considered a “public use” under the Fifth Amendment’s Taking Clause. The City of New London wanted some private land for a private developer (Pfizer Corp.) so they took it using eminent domain saying the property was “blighted” because they would get more taxes from the company than the homeowners who lived on the property. The ruling allowed the...

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