Monthly Archives: July 2012

Two-way Bridges

Friday, the 13th, President Obama, absent his teleprompter and off script, embarked on a diatribe against entrepreneurs and tax-paying job creators. His remarks reinforced a biased toward tax users over tax payers in previous remarks over his presidency -“the private sector is doing fine”. The President’s message was that individuals shouldn’t take credit for gain…

BREAKING: UIC demands more security due to planned CTSC picket

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The Chicago Teachers Solidarity Campaign (CTSC) is scrambling after receiving news that they will not be able to picket outside of tonight’s Illinois General Assembly’s Chicago Educational Facilities Task force meeting. The CTSC created a facebook page encouraging parents, teachers and other community members to picket against CPS CEO Jean-Claude Brizard outside of the UIC…

Obama campaign staffer’s cause of death inconclusive

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Friday morning, 29-year-old Obama campaign staffer Alex Okrent collapsed at the campaign headquarters in Chicago; after being rushed to nearby hospital he later died. Autopsy results released Saturday were “inconclusive” pending further tests. The Chicago Tribune reports: The 29-year-old Evanston native had traveled around the country and to the political heights with Obama  since volunteering…

CTU and friends infiltrate CPS budget meetings

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On July 11, CPS held simultaneous budget meetings at three locations throughout the city – Kennedy-King College, Malcolm X College and Daley College – to discuss next year’s proposed budget and receive feedback from the community. The Chicago Teachers Solidarity Campaign (CTSC) – the group that resulted from the unification of CTU members, Occupy Chicago-ers,…

Beer vs. Church: a Fourth of July infographic

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We all know the red state, blue state infographics (i.e. graphics) but what happens when you turn to twitter to show you who’s tweeting more about beer vs. church? (And is this something we need to do to begin with–a question for another day). It turns out, when this analysis was unleashed San Francisco, CA,…

It’s coming: the demise of health insurance

Insurance by definition is a form of risk management that allows an individual to spread the risk of a catastrophe among others seeking to avoid similar risks. Insurance companies were formed to make a profit administering what amounts to risk spreading. Spreading the risk of calamities such as death, injury, property damage by natural and…