At that moment...I could hear an inner voice say to me, "Martin Luther, stand up for Righteousness, stand up for Justice, stand up for Truth. And lo, I will be with you, even until the end of the world."...I heard the voice of Jesus saying still to fight on. Martin Luther King
01/12/07. In Athens Greece, the United States Embassy has been attacked by rockets. No one was hurt. The last time the Embassy was attacked was a decade ago. An Anti U.S. Greek insurgents have been in Greece for years and has been growing. It is possible that U.S. restaurants owned by Greeks might be funding these Anti U.S. terrorist in Greece. Greece believe that staying in the middle is very important. Drugs, coming from Afghanistan is shipped from Greek Ports every day around the world. The Mediteranian Drug Cartels have been shipping drugs and weapons all over the world for years by way of their shipping containers. With our Coast Guard and Navy inspecting ships for weapons, the Greek terrorist are stressed out and losing money to the Italian Mobsters that sell drugs and weapons all over the world. Recently the U.S. House of Representatives have a passed in H.R.1 that all containers enering U.S. Ports will be inspected. This rocket attack could be a warning sign that the Greek terrorist/mobsters do not like the United States extra security efforts on the high seas and n our Ports. More to come, stay tune! Jim Liceaga
01/12/07. At the Jimmy Carter Center, 14 out of the 200 Board Members have resigned do to President Carter's new book which looks at how the Isaeli's are treating the Palestinians and how it is effecting the region. Some stores have pulled the book off their shelfs, refusing to sell his book and providing the public of an opposite view point from a former President of the U.S.A.. MORE TO COME, STAY TUNE!
01/12/07. The Los Angeles Galaxy will pay $250 Million dollars to David Beckham, the Professional Soccer Player from Europe. He is a sex symbol around the world, but is currently not known in the U.S.A. very well. Im sure his agent will change tht very quickly. At 31, he has played Professional soccer for the last 15 years. Currently playing soccer in Madrid Spain. He is from England, married to a former Spice Girl known as Posh and they have one child. He commands about $25,000 million dollars in endorsement money in Europe a year and his Adidas gym shoes sold to the public go for $400 per pair. Welcome Beckham family to the U.S.A..
01/12/07. The 2008 Democratic Presidential Convention will be in Denver Colorado.
01/12/07. Cook County has 26 Community Clinics. The Cook County Board will have to close some or all these clinics. Provident Hospital is also in big trouble. Cook County's President Todd Stroger would like to cut their budget by 50%. The hospital will not comply without any lawsuits filed against Cook County. Todd Stroger has backed down from demanding a 50% reduction in the hospitals budget. Instead Stroger will ask for a 17% reduction, in line with all other departmens that must cut 17% in their budgets. Looks to me that Todd Stroger went high, requiring Provident Hospital to cut 50%. Great strategy to show Cook County residents that he will be tough on cutting the budget. The ultimate number was 17% cut across the board. More to come, stay tune.
01/14/07. January 11th, Viet Nam became the 150th country to join the WTO.
01/14/07. The Chicago Bears beat the Patriots 27-24. They will face New Orleans this Sunday! Go Bears!!!
01/13/07. The New Orleans Saints win against the Philadelphia Eagles 27-24. The Indianapolis Colts win against the Ravens 15-6.
01/13/07. The Illinois Senate has failed to stop Com Ed's 22% rate hikes! Illinois House has passed legislation to freeze the Com Ed Hike. In the end, the Consumer gets the Cold Shaft!
01/13/07. Todd Stroger wants to make cuts of 17% across the board. 26 Community clinics across Cook County will be closed. Stroger might have to increase taxes to take care of Budget Problems & Shortfalls.
01/13/07. O'Hare needs more money! The budget at O'Hare is over by 270 Million dollars! The Mayor is requesting this amount from the Federal Government tax payer funds. This over budget is in Phase 1. Tax payers & Consumers will pay for the Mayor's mismanagement of funds paid to contrators at O'Hare Airport. Expect more money needed for Phase 2. More to Come!
01/13/07. The Illinois State Legislators want the primay for Illinois changed from March 4th to February 5th. Barak Hussein Obama will get a boost if he runs for President of the U.S. and the Illinois Primary date is moved up to February 5th!
01/13/07. The authenticity of signatures on Mayor Daley's petitions are being challenged. Some reports have indicated that signatures may have already been removed. More to Come!
01/13/07. United Airlines has obtained a China Route that will put them in competition with Northwestern Airlines-Washington DC to Bejing, China.
01/13/07. CTA's Brown Line to close for 3 years to save money. The problem is Huge Pension obligations that they need money to pay. They are using updated construction projects to stop the Brown Line from running thus saving money. More to Come. Stay Tuned!
01/11/07. The President spoke to the Nation last night explaining the need for an additional 21,500 U.S troops to fight terrorism and the need for more money to fund the war on terrorism in Iraq. Democrats have rallied to oppose the President's plan by with holding funding for the war on terrorism. Democrat Senator Dick Durbin said, "Escalation of this war is not the change the American people called for in the last election. Bush's plan ignors the advice of his own top generals including General John Abizaid. An orderly withdrawl of troops from Iraq to send the Iraqi's the message that the United States will not perpetually back them militarily.
01/09/07. Democrats in Washington DC say they will consider blocking funding for the War on terrorism in Iraq. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said, "We're going to take a look at it of course." Senator Barack Hussein Obama said, "his office is now investigating what tools are available to us to condition or constrain appropriations to increase troops in Iraq. So it creates a difficult situation for Democrats." Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi said, "Democrats will not cut off funding for our troops." Her aide later explained, the Speaker is open to restricting money for the additional troops needed to support the existing troops who are currently in Iraq. Nancy Pelosi said, "If the President wants to expand the mission, that's a conversation he has to have with the Congress of the United States. But that's not a blank check to him to do, whatever he wishes there." Senator Ted Kennedy has said, the President must come to the Congress to seek the approval of more funding and troops in Iraq. Domocrats new slogan in Washington is "Stop the Surge!"
01/09/07. A coalition of 400 hundred U.S. troops backed up 500 Iraqi troops battling Sunni insurgents in Central Baghdad, Iraq last night. After 2 days of fighting, 50 Insurgents were killed. Iraqi troops came under attack while investigating a multiple murder sight by snipers, mortar rounds & small arms fire by an Insurgent group consisting of the old Saddam Hussein regime, foreign fighters & members of al Queda. They were ambushed. U.S troops were called in to assist Iraqi troops fighting the Insurgents Saturday. As of today casualty numbers are not complete but it has been reported that Iraqi troops killed 23 Insurgents. The U.S. has reported they killed 30-50 Insurgents.
01/09/07. Two U.S. airstrikes in Samalia killed large numbers of Islamic extremists believed to be sheltering suspects in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. Embassies in East Africa. The target was close to the Kenyan border. A U.S. Special Forces AC-130 Gunship fired at the terrorists. This was the first military action by the U.S. in Somalia since the 1990's. A botched Military action by the U.S. known as "Black Hawk Down" that left 18 U.W. servicemen dead.
01/08/07. Govenor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California has introduced to the California Legislature a plan to correct California's health care crisis. Provide Health Care Insurance for all 7 million uninsured residents of California by taxing a company with more than 10 employees that do not provide Health Insurance for their worker, to add an extra tax on hospital bills and hospitals, to add an extra tax on doctors. More details to be explained in the near future. Stay tune!
01/08/07. President Bush will address the Nation on Wednesday. Stay Tune!
01/08/07. Austin Texas this afternoon woke up to find 60 birds dead on a stretch of block with no answers to why this happened. No one can remember when they saw so many birds dead in one spot. More to come, stay tune.
01/07/07. The Chicago Bears play the Seattle Sea Hawks next Sunday.
01/07/07. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi has said she will not lead the Congress in getting the money the President is requesting without the President showing proof of positive results the money will produce in fighting terrorism in Iraq. Speaker Pelosi also indicated that the President's future request of more troops in Iraq will not be accepted by the newly elect 110th Congress. Democrats will lead the fight in reducing the number of troop in Iraq. The President will ask the Congress for more funding in fighting Terrorism this week. He will request more troops this week as well. More to come, stay tune.
01/07/07. Senator Joe Biden has declared officially he will run for President of the United States of America.
01/07/07. The newly appointed Archbishop, Stanislaw Wielgus 67, of Warsaw Poland resigned after admitting he spied for the Communist Secret Police from the 1960's to 1989. The Vatican and the powerful Polish Catholic Church knew about the position of Father Wielgus. Currently the Vatican is not speaking about this story publicly. Pope Benedict appointed Father Wielgus to Archbishop of Poland on December 6th, 2006 at a special mass in Warsaw Cathedial. The Pope told the new Archbishop to step down. Archbishop Wielgus did not admit his spying until he was shown proof of his guilt. It seems that Father Wielgus was in compromising situations the Communist Secret Police could leverage against him. For that the Archbishop decided to spy for the Soviet Union run government. He has stepped down. Communism governed Poland after WWII till 1989.
01/07/07. Three Middleeastern men have been caught entering the Port of Miami Florida. They were in an 18 wheeler truck without any proper paper work. The three were the driver and two passengers. Sundays are busy for Cruise Ships getting ready to ship off with new passengers vacationing. The police have not indicated if the men were in the cab or trailor of the truck. More to come, stay tune!
01/08/07. Chicago's 20th Ward Alderman Trautman was arrested by the Feds at 7 am this morning at her home. The charge is BRIBERY, for taking money from small and big Real Estate Developers, for shaking down developers to purchase big blocks of campaign fund tickets before they could do business in her Ward. For mortgage fraud. Before the Feds broke the window of her residence to gain entrance, they called her on the phone many times. She refused to open the door, saying she was sleeping. She was in Federal Court in the Dirksen building, in front of the U.S. Majestrate Judge Mason. She was wearing a black sweat suit and a hat. She did post an I Bond which was $10,000. The money she is alledged to have taken was about $35,000 collectvely, and a letter stating an income of $30,000 from a ghost employer to get approved for a mortgage loan. She has been linked to having a gang leader boyfriend in 2004. She will be back in Court this Friday to see if the charges will become indictments. She was appointed to the Aldermanic post by Chicago's Mayor Daley. If she is convicted, she could get ten year prison sentence, $250,000 fine, and a three year supervision from the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The most interesting part of this story could be if she squeals on other city of Chicago elected Officials and how high it goes. Mayor Daley's office or government has been under Federal investigation for a few years. Maybe Mayor Daley gave her up or will this Alderman give him up? Chicago's Aldermanic and Mayor's Office elections are next month in February. More to come, stay tune! Jim Liceaga : )
01/08/07. In Miami Forida, at the Port of Miami, authorities found a trace of explosive material in a package being loaded on a Cruise Ship. The police blew up the package for security reasons. No one was hurt. The police are investigating and do not believe that the package was related from the three men arrested yesterday found in an 18 wheeler truck without proper paper work for being near the ships docked in the Miami Port Authorty Jurisdiction. More to come, stay tune.
01/08/07. An unexplained odor hovered over New York City this mourning. It then shifted over New Jersey. No explanations from first responders or ublic officials. More to come, stay tune.
01/08/07. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi has said that the Democrats will probably raise taxes in the future. Replacing tax credits is an option and on the table. The powerful Ways and Means Committee, Chaired by Dem. Representative Charlie Rangle as said last year that raising taxes on individuals and business will take place. Charlie Rangle has made History, being the first Afro American to Chair this powerful Committee.
01/08/07. Illinois will host its inaugual ceremonies this evening for November 2006 newly elected candidates. The winners will be sworn in at Springfield's Convention Center. Democrat Govenor Blagojevich will be sworn in for a 2nd term today. He is an elected Democratic Govenor to be elected for a second term since 1964 in Iliinois. I will be attending this event. Govenor Blagojevich is being investigated for corruption. Stay tune!
01/08/07. Com-Ed in Illinois has been allowed to raise its rates 22% plus add a 4% fee to its customers. The Ilinois House has decided to approve the rate increase while the Illinois Senate will halt the increase. Meanwhile Com-Ed has/can charge the increase untill the Democrat run State legislature decide what to do. The Democrats are playing good cop, bad cop on Illinois residents. Stay Tune!
01/05/07. Senator Barack Hussen Obama met with President Bush to declare he is against sending anymore troops to Iraq and to say to the President to bring the troops home.
01/06/07. Israel has denied a report that they are planning a bombing attack on three sights in Iran. Using bunker buster nuclear weapons to bomb Iran's Nuclear facilities and halting Iran's uranium enrichment program. The three targets are Natanz where thousands of centrifuges are being installed, a heavy water reactor at Arak, and a uranium conversion facility near Isfahan. Israeli fighter jet pilots have been flying 2000 mile round trip training flights to a British Colony. The same distance to Iranian targets. Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, has said he wil not respond to this claim. More to come, stay tune!
01/03/07. Our 38th President, Gerald Rudolph Ford has been laid to rest on a hill overlooking his Presidential Library and Museum in Grand Rapids Michigan. Former Presidential Carter and current Vice President Cheyney conducted the Eulogy for the 38th President. God Bless the 38th President of the United States of America. I will not forget your contributions to this great nation and will pass on the history you were part of in our country. Jim Liceaga
01-03-07. 110th Congress goes into session Thursday and the Democrats are in cntrol. The 43rd President has asked lawmakers to give the White House the line item veto power to control spending, to extend tax cuts. The Democratics in control of Congress will probably not give the President te line - item Veto Power. They have not done this before. The Democrats are concerned that this would give the President to much legislative power. The President said "I'm hopeful that Republicans and Democrats can find common ground to serve our folks to do our jobs, to be constructive for our country."
01-03-07. In February the said, he will submit a proposal to balance the federal budget by 2012. The plan will make defence against terorism a budget priority while preserving tax cuts that have led to an improving economy. Lawmakers must then tackle entitlement programs. "We need to reform Social Security and Medicare and Medicaid so future generations of Americans can benefit from these vital programs without bankrupting our country". Line item veto power would be a key tool in entitlement refor because money that could be used there is now wasted in a "secretive process" that often doesn't even fac a vote in Congress.
01-03-07. Tonight, President Bush has scueduled a White House reception for leaders of both parties during which he will hold informal discussions about the year ahead.
01-03-07. In Iraq two more guards arested in connections with cell phone videos of the moment before Saddam Hussain was hanged. A security guard is presently beng detained for the same offense. This was a National- Government hanging not a religious hanging. The videos show Shiites taunting the former dictator moments before he was executed. This guard will be questioned on what motives he had by taking the video. He also leaked the footage to Internet sites and television stations. Making about $20,000. Prime Minister of Iraq, Nure al Maliki is being critisized by moderate and Right Wing Sunni's. A sectarian lynching by the Shiite led government vs. Sanni lynching. This was not to be the way Hussein was to be hung. More t come, stay tune!
01/04/07. President Bush welcomes Chancellor Merkel of Germany. Their meeting focused on the Middle East, Economy, the EU and the G8 Summit. Check out our section called Presidential Stuff 1 for more detailed information.
01/04/07. The 110th Congress has been sworn in today. The Democrats are in control of both the House and the Senate. The last 12 years the Democrats were in the Minority and the Republicans were in the Majority position. That has been reversed in the 110th Congress. The all powerful Speaker of the House position was in play today between Representative Boehner and Representative Pelosi. With that, today is a historic day. All 435 votes in the House have been counted and recorded. The winner of this vote for the first time in history of the United States of America is a Women for Speaker of the House. A Democrat from California's 8th district of San Francisco, Nancy Pelosi. Madam Speaker is Nancy Pelosi, a Catholic, a Democrat, 67 years old, daughter of a former east coast Mayor and Congressman of Baltimore, sister of a Mayor of Baltimore. Not a women who came from the kitchen to politics, but a women born into a poliical family. An insider! Never the less a historic vote. She recieved 233 votes to win the Speaker of the House position.
01/04/07. Harriet Miers who was President Bush's Supreme Court nominee in October 2005 to replace Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has resigned as Whiote House Counsel which takes effect on January 31st, 2007. She has worked in the White House for six years.
01/04/07. Newly elect House of Representative from Minnesota, Elison used a Koran to be sworn in. This as well was a historic event. The Koran used was owned by our 3rd President of the United States of America, Thomas Jefferson.
01/04/07. The Powerful House Rules Committee run by Democrats have decided to eliminate recorded votes in that committee. This will be a powerful tool for the Democrats to hide their votes from voters. Voters and the press will not be able to hold individual politicians to the vote they cast on any partricular issue.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
01/02/07. Jet Blue Airlines will land at Chicago's O'Hare Airport for the first time starting tomorrow. They will have seven flights flying out of O'Hare daily and most likely will increase their flights in the near future. Jet Blue is a discount driven airline. They pass on great savings to their customers while keeping a clean, roomy, high tech airplane for customers to fly in. Their round trip offers are terrific for customers.
01/02/07. Illinois Junior Senator, Barack Hussein Obama has not indicated to the press if he will run for President of the United States on the Democratic ticket. Obama celebrated the New Year with family members in Hawaii. A possible leak to the press from fans of Hillary Clinton has reminded the press most recently about Obama's use of soft and hard illegal drugs after law school. He used drugs as a young man as well. This information was in Obama's first book that made him millions of dollars. It could cost him the Presidency in 2008. It seems that Barack Hussein Obama is not as politically astute as most democrats would like to believe. Chicago's Mayor Daley got him to run for the U.S. Senate, getting Obama out of Chicago, Illinois so that Barack Hussein Obama could not run against Daley for Mayor of Chicago which is this February 2007. Govenor Blagojevich of Illinois got him out of Illinois so that Obama couldn't run against him last year in 2006. The Democratic Machine run by these Anglo corrupt politicians. Is it possible that the Democrats that are the Executive positions of Illinois and Chicago, used Obama for their own good? Maybe Barack Hussein Obama has been used only to raise money for the election of the Majority Democratic 110th Congress and to keep an Afro American from a real leadership role in Illinois. An Executive position that would have helped the Black Male currently making the number one spot in keeping jails filled, keeping the high school drop out rate high, and number one in unemployment lines in Illinois. So, Obama traded in his public and social responsibility to become a political Rock Star like SUPERSTAR and oh yes, Author. Not bad in real estate deals either. Good job Barack Hussein Obama! Jim Liceaga
01/01/07. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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