Cyberwar Hype Intended to Destroy the Open Internet | Threat Level | Wired.com

Just last week the National Telecommunications and Information Administration — the portion of the Commerce Department that has long overseen the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers — said it was time for it to revoke its hands-off-the-internet policy. That’s according to a February 24 speech by Assistant Commerce …

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Prime Realty sells one tower, defaults on another

March 4, 2010 BY DAVID ROEDER Sun-Times Columnist Chicago-based Prime Group Realty Trust, an owner of office buildings, said it sold a downtown tower and has defaulted on one of the largest complexes in the suburbs. Prime Group said it sold 180 N. LaSalle for $72.25 million. The buyer of …

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Chicago: Organizing a Massive Anarchist Youth Liberation Event

The following is a call-out to any who could contribute ideas, contacts, or even material support to an event hoping to bring anarchy and empowerment to the kids of Chicago. Likewise, it’s an invitation to anyone in the area who would like to help more directly. It’s time we started …

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Let’s talk about packing pistols in Chicago

This is Otis McDonald, the face of the gun-lobby lawsuit now before the U.S. Supreme Court that will likely overturn Chicago’s handgun ban. I spent an afternoon with him to hear exactly why a black, liberal Democrat would side with the gun lobby. I expected the 76-year-old grandfather to spew …

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American Thinker Blog: Chicago’s Handgun Ban and RICO

What’s missed in all this is the history of Chicago’s handgun ban. Owning a handgun is an important check on tyranny. A critical figure in getting the Chicago ordinance passed had his own ties to the forces of corruption and tyranny. via American Thinker Blog: Chicago’s Handgun Ban and RICO.

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Durbin Calls For End To Republican Filibuster Of Unemployment Benefits And Cobra Subsidies

Monday, 01 March 2010 Fifteen thousand unemployed workers in Illinois will lose their unemployment benefits and COBRA subsidies at midnight tonight due to a Republican filibuster of legislation that would extend the benefits for 30 days, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin D-IL said today at a news conference with unemployed workers …

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ComEd puts solar energy to the test

March 1, 2010 BY SANDRA GUY Staff Reporter ComEd is getting into the solar business. Later this year, the Chicago utility company will mount solar panels on the roofs of 100 homes in the near west suburbs and possibly the city’s Near West Side. The utility will outfit 50 of …

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Chicago Dog Show – Steve Dale’s Pet World

I love Westminster….but our own Chicago dog show is even better….We get pretty much the same quality of dogs as the famed NY show – but there's so much more for patrons to do in Chicago (and the giant pretzels don't cost as much). You can watch agility competition, both …

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Cityscapes: A high-speed rail station proposal from Helmut Jahn

Cityscapes: A high-speed rail station proposal from Helmut Jahn: Not perfect, but it gets the civic debate on the right track. Chicago architect Helmut Jahn has a promising but imperfect plan for a high-speed rail station in Chicago. It’s not much more than a sketch, certainly not a finished blueprint. …

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Chicago schools budget approaching the stimulus

Posted By John Myers On Thursday, February 25, 2010 In an unusual effort to solicit public input on the budget, Gov. Pat Quinn yesterday proposed $2 billion in cuts to education along with grim revenue estimates for a state awash in $13 billion of red ink. Notably missing from revenues …

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