State Dep’t Urges Turkey to Respect ‘Complex History’ of Hagia Sophia:
The magnificent building began life as an Orthodox Christian church in the 6th century; it was converted into a mosque in the mid-1400s; and it has been functioning as a museum since 1935, as Turkey’s leaders established a secular democracy.
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Posted by The Mexican Invasion & Occupation at 8:28 AM
It was an idea too flaky, even for California, but don’t worry, it will be back: a single payer health care plan that would cover everyone who managed to cross the state line, regardless of immigration status or residency, was killed in the sta...
This was a propaganda exercise, not a serious proposal. It would have doubled or tripled the state budget, and served as a magnet for the entire population of Mexico and Central America who need medical care. The purpose was not to actually establish anything – that would have required doubling or tripling state taxes, which would have driven away jobs and affluent but mobile professionals (who pay the bulk of the state’s income taxes). The nly goal was to pressure the federal government to go for single payer as Obamacare flushes itself down the toilet, as it was designed to do.
June 25, 2017
Single payer universal health care plan killed in California
It was an idea too flaky, even for California, but don’t worry, it will be back: a single payer health care plan that would cover everyone who managed to cross the state line, regardless of immigration status or residency, was killed in the state legislature. Melanie Mason of the Los Angeles Times reports:
AMERICA THE ADDICTED!
How America surrendered to Mexico’s invasion, occupation and looting.
The Mexican drug cartels now control most of America’s southern borders as LA RAZA “The Race” fascist party expands Mexico’s anchor baby welfare state from border to open border.
Posted by The Mexican Invasion & Occupation at 8:03 AM
AMERICA’S BLUDGEONED YOUTH: Homeless, Hopeless and Addicted…. Will they start the revolution?
"Public education as a whole came under brutal attack as part of the Obama administration’s effort to shift the burden of the financial crisis onto the backs of the working class."
At last we know why Chicago’s homicide level is so out of control: Gangs, not police control the streets. The gangs know it; the police know it; and now, thanks to DNAinfo.com/Chicago, we know it. A week ago, Chicago street gangs held a h...
June 25, 2017
Chicago Police unable to control thousand-strong gang party lasting hours
At last we know why Chicago’s homicide level is so out of control: Gangs, not police control the streets. The gangs know it; the police know it; and now, thanks to DNAinfo.com/Chicago, we know it. A week ago, Chicago street gangs held a huge party in a park, with a thousand people attending, some brandishing firearms, terrifying neighbors for hours. The police sent 25 squad cars, yet were outnumbered and unable to really do anything. Stephanie Lulay wrote:
A raucous and "very dangerous" gang party that brought 1,000 people to a Near West Side park late Sunday was so out of control, Chicago police struggled to shut it down, one alderman said.Despite calling for police and politicians to address notoriously loud and sometimes violent gang parties for years, neighbors living near Touhy-Herbert Park report that this weekend's massive all-night party that spilled over into the streets was worse than ever. (snip)One area neighbor called the out-of-control party "Armageddon.""Sheer madness, chaos, bedlam, insanity!!!!!" she wrote on Facebook. "It was literally like '[a] calling in the National Guard and SWAT team' situation. It was a party riot.""It looks like a club ... but in the street," another neighbor remarked.
There is a lot more in the article worth reading. It appears that open gang celebrations have been a fact of life in Chicago for some time.
Obviously, there is no political will to take back control of the streets. So everyone gets the message that gangs rule. No wonder the murder problem isn’t getting solved.
It would take a lot of money and even more guts to really address what ails Chicago. Effective countermeasures would be called police state tactics and worse. I see no reason for any optimism. Chicago will remain a meatgrinder for urban youth. It is very hard to think of this city as "functional."
Hat tip: Peter von Buol
BLACK AMERICA IN MELTDOWN: A WINDOW INTO A DEPRAVED CULTURE – By Heather Mac Donald
“Blacks, in other words, committed 85% of the interracial crimes between blacks and whites, even though they are 13 percent of the population.”
DRUGS, ABORTION, RACISM, HATE, AND MURDER IS THE BLACK SUB-CULTURE!
BARACK OBAMA’S ASSAULT ON BLACK AMERICA: The Hard Numbers
In his black circles, spouting the truth about Obama is not tolerated. They angrily reject data confirming that blacks moved backwards culturally and economically after eight years of Obama.
As a strong Christian, my brother is saddened that many of his black peers abandoned Christ's agenda to worship at the feet of their black-golden-idol Obama. Many black Christians ignore the truth that Obama was the most biblically-hostile president in U.S. history.
HEATHER MAC DONALD:
BLACK TEEN LOOTING OF AMERICA’S MALLS…. Black violence is nationwide!
AMERICA’S BLACK CRIME TIDAL WAVE… still blaming White Americans!
“Like the sister who said her brother should not have been shot during a home invasion robbery because “where else is he going to get his money?”
BLACK LIVES WHO HOME INVADE…. WHITE FAMILIES.
5,000 HOME INVASIONS BY BLACK GANGS.
An army of law enforcement officers led by Torrance police arrested 13 reputed South Los Angeles gang members Friday in a massive pre-dawn operation to break up an organized ring believed responsible for some 5,000 residential burglaries in five Southern California counties.
STAGGERING BLACK VIOLENCE IN AMERICA
WHERE JOBS STILL GO TO ILLEGALS
BLACK LIVES MATTER….. JUST NOT TO
The $100 million gift is an acknowledgment by a powerful section of the ruling class that the aims of the Black Lives Matter movement are aligned with those of Wall Street and the US government.
THE OBAMA AND THE REVOLUTION:
Will His Bid For A Third Term For Life Come About? Will Illegals Vote the La Raza Supremacist Back Into the White House?
DESTROY AMERICA TO BUILD A MUSLIM-STYLE DICTATORSHIP WHERE LA RAZA MEXICANS VOTE HIM PRESIDENT FOR LIFE
"He is intent on maximizing the damage he inflicted on the country during the two terms of his faux presidency, having now set up shop in Washington to pursue a post-presidency agenda advancing a left-wing insurgency, civil unrest, racial
conflict and the destabilizing activities of a shadow."
conflict and the destabilizing activities of a shadow."
June 25, 2017
Politicians in Illinois continue to bicker as state careens toward fiscal disaster
By Rick Moran
Illinois GOP Governor Bruce Rauner called the legislature back into special session this week, hoping to get a deal with the Democrats to avoid the prospect of another year without a state budget.
The fiscal year ends on June 30, and without a budget agreement for the third straight year, the state faces a fiscal calamity as bond rating agencies have indicated they will lower Illinois' bond rating - already the lowest of any state in the nation - to junk status.
Court orders forcing the state to spend money on schools and some social services, as well as paying state employees and making pension contributions, will drain the treasury dry of funds, leaving the prospect of tens of thousands of layoffs and hundreds of thousands of the poor and indigent without critical services.
And yet...the two sides can't even agree on when they should meet.
Such last-minute attempts to cut a deal are normally marked by hours of closed-door meetings between the governor and legislative leaders, but those talks have been nonexistent. In their place remains the political sparring that largely has immobilized state government and put Illinois on path to enter the third straight year without a full budget come July 1.The dysfunction was on full display last week, as the sides couldn't even agree on who should be talking and when. The situation recalled December, when Rauner pulled the plug on bipartisan negotiations after he and Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigancouldn't agree on how to proceed. Since then, the pressures have only mounted.To some extent, what's unfolding at the Capitol is following the same script as in years past. The governor and legislative leaders spend a few days both calling for compromise and accusing the other side of not being interested in negotiating one. Political messages are sent, daily news cycles tended to and pressure has to build before they sit down and reach a deal, even a temporary one.Last year, for example, they got a stopgap budget done on June 30. The stakes are higher this time, however.If an agreement isn't reached in the next week, ratings agencies are poised to cut the state's credit to junk status, road projects may be suspended and Illinois may be dropped from the multi-state Powerball and Mega Millions lottery games.Come August, the state may no longer be able to afford to pay employee salaries, send money to school districts or make required pension contributions. Also at risk is accreditation for some state universities after the Higher Learning Commission issued a letter warning that a continued lack of funding "places the higher education system of Illinois at considerable risk and is injurious to the very students the system purports to serve."Instead of action, those consequences spurred finger pointing, as some lawmakers skipped town and other sat through a House hearing on education Saturday with plans for a similar hearing on pension reform Sunday.Rauner put the blame on Democrats, declaring the majority party is operating in "bad faith." Democrats, meanwhile, said it's Rauner who's playing games, contending that summoning lawmakers back to Springfield was a stunt designed to "deflect from his efforts to really not work on reaching an agreement."
This is not a game of chicken. It's a dual game of Russian Roulette with both sides holding guns with a full mag. And it isn't just universities that will be at risk come August unlress a budget deal is reached. Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza is sounding the alarm with little effect:
[Comptroller Susana Mendoza] said Friday that in a “best-case scenario,” the state will fall $185 million short of what it needs to meet payments required by various court orders, consent decrees and state laws that have been responsible for the state to continue paying some bills in the absence of a full state budget [in August].“We will no longer be able to fully comply with all of the court orders that determine payments in our core priority sectors,” Mendoza said. “This has never happened before.” […]“In August, I will have zero flexibility,” Mendoza said. “I guarantee you nursing homes will close. I won’t be able to help them. I won’t even have enough money to make the core priorities that are mandated by the courts.”Courts have ordered continued payments for some human services programs and for the state employee payroll. State law requires payments to pension systems and debt service. The state has also managed to keep current with state aid payments to schools, although reimbursements for things like transportation costs have fallen behind.However, Mendoza said that in August, if nothing is done to resolve the budget stalemate, even school aid payments could be in jeopardy, not to mention what might happen if the state can’t make payments decreed by the courts.
Will politicians really allow the situation to get that bad? Don't doubt it for a minute. In a couple of weeks, the calls will begin on both sides of the aisle for a federal bailout of the state. The president and Republicans should resist such calls. If a state cannot govern itself, it deserves whatever consequences befall it.
The budget crisis is not a force of nature. It is a man made problem that can be fixed by people if they are willing to abandon the thoughts of political advantage and work to solve the crisis. The entrenched interests in the state won't suffer any of the consequences mentioned above so they are perfectly willing to hold the politician's feet to the fire and demand they not give an inch.
The clock is ticking and it doesn't appear that anyone in Springfield has a watch.
Posted by The Mexican Invasion & Occupation at 7:20 AM