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Does anyone know why BO is deleting all his past links?
If Obama put his resume on monster.com under his real name, Barry Soreto and applied for a CEO position with a fortune five hundred company, he would not get an interview. As for his 20 year Chicago resume being padded and now touted by a news reporter, in no way compares to either of his democrat or republican challengers. Obama’s national service resume does not exist. His three years or so in the Senate are absent any substantive body of work in this entire article.
All Obama has been demanding is the unqualified retreat and surrender of American Forces and reversal of US foreign policy ideals founded on the ldeals of the American Revolution. Obama amatuerishly asked our Commanding Combat General Petreaus to in essence, inform Ossama Bin Laden, just when precisely did he intend to quit figthing alqaeda, date and time of surrender, and betrayal of our alliances.
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Helen’s comments are accurate. Eleven of Rezko’s failed low-income housing projects were in Obama’s district–projects that were suppose to last 25 years, had to be closed down because of deteriorating conditions after 6. But Rezko and Allison Davis (Obama’s mentor at the law firm) appear to have done all right for themselves.
I JUST THOUGHT ID POST THIS BECAUSE OBAMA IS DELETING ALL LINKS TO HIS PAST.
He has more dirty laundry than a retirement home.
Why are trailer parks stereotyped as conservative and the projects as liberal?
Both are low-income housing full of a diverse group of people, and I am sure the majority of them are nice and hard working…
Trailer parks are out in the country and the outskirts of cities,where redneck Republicans presumably live. Projects are in cities,where Democrats predominate.
Moving&Living in Chicago?
Knowing your area to live in this beautiful, but sketchy city.
Having lived all over the city and metro area for 25 years I know Chicago like the back of my hand.
Safer places to live in Chicago: The Loop or downtown is one of the most beautiful places in the world. From world class restaraunts, nightlife, stores, parks, buldings its a heaven. Although it is a bit pricey. Its more so for young and old professionals and not the best family living area, unless you like that.
South of downtown is safe as far south as 16th St. and only as far West as about Halsted St. Anything south and west from their is majority high crime ridden areas. Some of the worst in the country, if not the worst. Although there are more family thrived neighborhoods found in pockets on the south side like Hyde Park (where President Obama has his house) on the southeast side by the Lake front. University of Chicago is here and has a lot of young and old professionals and top high schools for kids. Also about 10 miles southwest of downtown is Bridgeport (next to Chinatown). Here is where the Chicago White Sox stadium is but stay north & west from there. This neighborhood is majority Italian, Irish, German but has grown to be mixed adding Asians and Hispanic populations.
On the boarder Chicago city limits on the southside is Beverly and Mount Greenwood. Here is where firefighters and coppers live with their familys to keep inside the Chicago limits for their residency for their jobs. Another family area like this is Garfield Ridge on the southwest boarder of City Limits, also majority Caucasian population.
For the West Side stay no farther west than Western Ave, and no farther south than Roosevelt (mayyybeee even down to 16th St. but be safe). Here you can find Little Italy neighborhood, the Medical District with young doctors and college kids studyin and some top city medical colleges.Go north from here and still STAY west of Western Ave. you start to make your way to the north side going through Ukranian Village, Wicker Park (trendy, hipster, bars), Bucktown neighbordhood which are all good. As far north as Uptown and anything east of the Kennedy Expressway is a majority safe areas. Lots of bars, nightlife, young adults, Wrigley Field, parks. Best area of the city by far.
Remember anything within 5 miles surrounding downtown is expensive but high class. Althought the south and west loop is growing it it a little higher priced still, but reasonable. The north loop is the most expensive in the city, about the same as downtown. Here though is the top restaraunts, nightclubs, and beach life for summer. Yes the summers in Chicago are probably the best in the world..partys and bars and restaraunts on the beach, yacht parties, Navy Pier, nightlife, bike trails on the Lake, girlssss! Its beautiful, I wouldn’t be anywhere else but summertime Chi. The farther north you go the cheaper it is also. Anything past the boundaries I mentioned are high crime areas. Chicago unfortunately is 3/4 crime ridden areas but over the last decade with the demolishing of many low income housing projects the city is slowiy growing to a more upper class style of living starting outward from the Loop areas, but has a long way to go.
I grew up on Chicago’s south side Chicago Lawn neighborhood by 63rd St. and Kedzie Ave, not a place I would ever recommend. My mother moved me to the burbs just outside the west side of Chicago to Berwyn in high school to keep trouble away but that area is slowly getting worse also, having a high hispanic population like Cicero (next door suburbs between Berwyn and Chicago). I then got a good job and lived in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood (north loop area) which is the richiest in the city. I have recently moved back to the southside Chicago Lawn neighborhood with my grandmother who still lives here to save money because I am moving to Florida to further my education, work, and just get away!
I love Chicago and have spent a good amount of time in Florida, Vegas, Memphis, Arkansas, LA, San Diego, Arizona (been almost everywhere across the US) but Chicago hands down is the most beautiful city in the world to me and there no other place Id be than here in the summertime. Although I need change and the winters are just too much for me. They are brutal at times, so be aware! But I know I will miss the food because Chicago also has the best food in the world. And I mean that from any ethnicity or heritage. Best Mexican, Italian food hands down! Unfortunately were not by a coast so sea food is so-so but you can find fresh restaraunt servings somewhere. This city has it all! I love it and am going to miss it! Ask me for any other info I missed out and even about suburbs. I know the metro of Chicago also!
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What’s your favorite Hip-Hop/Rap verse with a positive message to the youth?
Mine is Bun B’s verse on UGK’s track “How Long Can It Last”…
See I was born in the ghetto man – I was raised in the hood -and unless you’ve lived it yourself – it just can’t be understood – people think hustlin’ is cool or hustlin’ is live- they don’t understand hustlin’s only hustlin’ to survive- they wish they lived in the burbs- wish they did’nt have to hang out on corners and low income housing projects and slang- they wish there daddy was home- momma was’nt on drugs- and they did’nt have to grow up to be dealers and thugs – poor children got aspirations and dreams just like the wealthy – it’s hard when that environment you live in ain’t healthy – you ain’t given no hope – nobody’s showing you pride – and you live with all this anger and frustration inside – dawg don’t let nobody tell you what you can or you can’t do – just cause their funky ass could’nt do it they ain’t you – you can be who you want to be – live life how you feel – just put your faith in the lord and now that’s keepin’ it trill for real.
“If I could recollect before my hood days
I’d sit and reminisce, thinking of bliss of the good days
I stop and stare at the younger, my heart goes to ‘em
They tested, it was stress that they under
And nowadays things changed
Everyone’s ashamed of the youth cause the truth looks strange
And for me it’s reversed, we left them a world that’s cursed, and it hurts
’cause any day they’ll push the button
and you all condemned like Malcolm X and Bobby Hutton, died for nothing
Don’t them let me get teary, the world looks dreary
but when you wipe your eyes, see it clearly
there’s no need for you to fear me
if you take your time to hear me, maybe you can learn to cheer me
it ain’t about black or white, cause we’re human
I hope we see the light before its ruined”
Aaron’s home appliance are crooks?
This is not a question, I simply want the world to understand how Aaron’s home appliance are crooks, word of mouth travels faster than anything in this world, so the people must share the word!
My mom who is 51 and extremely gullible wanted to buy me some stuff for Christmas but couldn’t afford it, so she went in to Aaron’s home appliance here in Chatham, Ontario. Without reading the fine print she signed the paper, and hell ensued. Over the course of a year my personal phone was raped by these people calling asking for payments, I told them several times that my mom can only be reached by mail but they wouldn’t listen. It came to a point where I gave up and changed numbers to get them to go away. However it didn’t stop there. After missing ONE PAYMENT they basically brushed past me as I opened the door after hearing them knocking and started carrying everything out. I am a level headed person, I do not break the law, and unlike my mom I pay my bills on time, but the things these people have done would make ghandi himself go on a killing spree. The people at the front desk were extremely rude and hung up on me every time I called to gather information about my mothers payments (I’m assuming they were fearing a lawsuit, which is exactly why I was gathering information). My mother eventually got a hold of someone in corporate, I don’t know who this person was, but he said ok enough is enough, your payments are magically finished.
This was all well and good until recently when they started threatening to reposes the items. Again. All day every day I see them driving around the city in their truck, rushing to more low income housing projects to come take away more people’s things. I understand this is not illegal in any way, if you miss a payment you’re not abiding by the ‘contract’ but if one missed payment means two clowns are going to rush into my apartment and take things without explaining why, there is something wrong.
I cannot afford a lawsuit nor do I wish to pursue this via a courtroom as I know the little guy never wins, but if enough people are warned and people realize how redicilous their way of conducting ‘customer service’ is I’m hoping they will no longer get business, and move out of my city.
The interest rates they charge are worse than leasing a vehicle, my mom paid over 400 dollars for a ps3 that retails for 299, over 800 for a tv that retails for 400, and over 1000 for a laptop that retails for 500. These people take advantage of those who can’t afford to flat out buy things, and they rape them out of their sculls with their relentless repo men and people who call you all day every day and randomly come knocking at your door very rudely saying things like “let me guess, you don’t have any money for me? why am I not surprised”.
This is not the way you treat your customers, and this is certainly not the way you run a business, I hope the people that run this company go broke and get screwed over with huge interest rates like my innocent mother did, so they know how it feels. Please tell everyone you know to boycott Aaron’s home appliance, and if you plan on buying or leasing from them DONT DO IT you are making the biggest mistake of your life.
This was a tragedy. I would write a letter to the editor of your local paper. Maybe someone there or at the tv news station can help get the word out.
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