Thursday, July 28, 2016

Homan Square Occupation Enters Day 6: 'We're Trying To Build Love'

Homan Square Occupation Enters Day 6: 'We're Trying To Build Love': A group of activists and community members are camping outside what critics call a police "black site."

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Terrorists in Normandy swore allegiance to Baghdadi before attacking church | The Long War Journal

Terrorists in Normandy swore allegiance to Baghdadi before attacking church | The Long War Journal

Islamic State attack at Kurdish held #Qamishli,#Syria


Outsourcing

THE USC DORNSIFE / LA TIMES PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION "DAYBREAK" POLL

This will be one site to follow!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Scott Adam's Blog: Trump's Glide Path

I've been thinking this a while now.  Scott Adams wrote the perfect post on all Trump needs to do to win.  Maybe win big.

Read the whole thing, but the bottom line is...
Clinton’s task of proving she is not crooked is literally impossible at this stage. But Trump’s task of NOT being outrageous for a few months is somewhat easy. He’s already doing it, and I don’t see him breaking a sweat.
and,
In other words, Trump didn’t do anything outrageous for a few weeks. That’s all he needs to do from here on out – more nothing – to win in a landslide. The “Crooked Hillary” harpoon he landed a few months ago is bleeding her out. Trump’s glide path to victory involves picking his cabinet and acting serious for a few months. That’s all it will take. (Expect a few mini-outrages just for fun.)
Trump's been so ridiculed but so many pomposities that he can win in the first debate just looking and sounding serious.  A perfect example was last night.  Listen to both of them on O'Riley to see what I mean.

Islamic State: "mow down the enemies of Allah"

Islamic State has been clear on plan and tactics if anyone cared to listen and read.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Patch: Campton Hills Village Board Votes to Fire Administrator Jennifer Johnsen

The story here, and note:
The village board voted 5-1 to in favor of the dismissal, which will be effective Aug. 12, following a 2.5-hour closed door meeting on Wednesday. 
In 2014, the village board voted to reinstate Johnsen as the town’s village administrator after village president Patsy Smith placed Johnsen on paid leave due to “performance issues and for a possible Open Meetings Act Violation,” according to a December 2014 article by the Daily Herald. 
Meanwhile, Campton Hills will hold a town hall meeting on Tuesday starting at 7 p.m. United Congregational Church of Christ, 40W451 Fox Mill Boulevard. Questions can be submitted to jennifer.johnsen@villageofcamptonhills.org
Somebody at the Village my want to double check all the questions get submitted or that a few unsolicited ones don't appear.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Illinois moves to shut down failing health insurance co-op

Illinois moves to shut down failing health insurance co-op: Illinois Department of Insurance is seeking a court order to allow the state to take over Land of Lincoln Health and and prepare it for liquidation.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

New motion picture puts Peshmerga resilience under spotlight


New motion picture puts Peshmerga resilience under spotlight


FBI Director Comey: Clinton Gave Non-Cleared Individuals Access To Class...

Hayder al-Khoei on #Chilcot Report

@Hayder_alKhoei a must read Iraqi. I follow him.

Former Gov. Pat Quinn calls for term limits for Chicago mayors.


Hillary Clinton I TPP “The Gold Standard”

Tale of Two Press Conferences

Obama backtracks on Afghanistan withdrawal, cites ‘precarious’ security situation | The Long War Journal

It's time the Media and Congress started asking the Administration if we have enough troops in Afghanistan.  I bet I can google a recent hearing where Congress has asked.  I doubt google would yield many results from the Media.  I wonder how many Americans know we still have troops serving in combat at all?

Obama backtracks on Afghanistan withdrawal, cites ‘precarious’ security situation | The Long War Journal 
Perhaps the most worrisome indicator of deteriorating security in Afghanistan is the discovery of al Qaeda training camps in the country. Al Qaeda operated two large scale training camps, including a large facility, in the Shorabak district in Kandahar for more than a year before they were discovered by US forces. One of the camps occupied an area of 30 square miles and was well provisioned with weapons, ammunition, communications gear, and other equipment. In October 2015, a large US military strike force took four days to clear the two al Qaeda camps in Shorabak. More than 150 al Qaeda fighters are thought to have been killed during the operation. 
The US military only discovered the location of the two camps in Shorabak after raiding another in Paktika province in July 2015. Abu Khalil al Sudani, one of al Qaeda’s most senior figures, is thought to have been killed during that raid. Al Qaeda obviously assessed the situation in Paktika as being safe enough to place one of their top leaders there. 
The Shorabak raids shocked the US military and intelligence and forced them to revised its long-held estimate of 50 to 100 al Qaeda operatives in Afghanistan upwards to 300 in country. For more than six years, The Long War Journal has warned that official estimate of al Qaeda’s presence in Afghanistan is erroneous, and the jihadist group remains a significant threat to this day. [See LWJ report, US military admits al Qaeda is stronger in Afghanistan than previously estimated.]

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Friday, July 01, 2016