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Stuart G

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I thought I knew a lot, and I found out... how little I knew about what I know. And how much more there is to learn, if I listen and read what others have to say.

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Chicago Police Department Responds to Allegations about Detention Center

In fairness, the Chicago Police Department has issued a response to the "Detention Center" Guardian story

you may read stories about the Chicago Police Department response at two links:

story from Chicago Tribune:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-police-guardian-story-met-20150224-story.html

the link below is the story from the Chicago Sun Times..:

http://chicago.suntimes.com/news-chicago/7/71/393084/homan-square-site-chicago-police-deny-report-secret-interrogation-compound
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By Jeremy Gorner and Meredith Rodriguez
Chicago Tribune

Chicago police deny British paper's claims about beatings, illegal detentions (title of article)

The Chicago Police Department in a statement Tuesday night denied accusations in a story by a British newspaper that alleged people have been illegally detained, beaten and denied access to counsel in a Homan Square facility..

The Police Department issued a statement in response to the Tuesday story in The Guardian. The department said violence does not happen as a part of interviews with suspects or anyone else and that lawyers have access to any clients at the West Side facility. The site also houses the department's Bureau of Organized Crime, SWAT unit evidence technicians and the CPD ballistics lab, the department said.


"CPD abides by all laws, rules and guidelines pertaining to any interviews of suspects or witnesses, at Homan Square or any other CPD facility," department spokesman Martin Maloney said in a statement. "If lawyers have a client detained at Homan Square, just like any other facility, they are allowed to speak to and visit them. It also houses CPD's Evidence Recovered Property Section, where the public is able to claim inventoried property."

The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site'

Source: The Guardian

The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site.

The facility, a nondescript warehouse on Chicago’s west side known as Homan Square, has long been the scene of secretive work by special police units. Interviews with local attorneys and one protester who spent the better part of a day shackled in Homan Square describe operations that deny access to basic constitutional rights.

Alleged police practices at Homan Square, according to those familiar with the facility who spoke out to the Guardian after its investigation into Chicago police abuse, include:

Keeping arrestees out of official booking databases.
Beating by police, resulting in head wounds.
Shackling for prolonged periods.
Denying attorneys access to the “secure” facility.
Holding people without legal counsel for between 12 and 24 hours, including people as young as 15.




Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/24/chicago-police-detain-americans-black-site



Strange, exposed by a source in London... very sad, very ugly.. for U.S.A, and Chicago
......Now also on front page of Huff Post..

If Mayor Rahm Emanuel does not get past 50% in today's election, this will really hurt him. Yes, there is an election today in Chicago. He needs 50% to avoid a run-off. Then there will be another election in 4 -6 weeks. Then this secret detention center will be "the issue"
As of 1pm Eastern Time..none of this has been reported in any Chicago newspapers.

This is a link at Medaiate.... Very similar, but a little different take on this.
http://www.mediaite.com/online/chicago-police-reportedly-used-gitmo-style-black-site-to-illegally-detain-citizens/

O'Reilly said to threaten reporter 'with everything I have'

Source: USA Today

Laura Mandaro, USA TODAY 8:55 a.m. EST February 24, 2015

Fox News talk show host and political commentator Bill O'Reilly threatened to retaliate against a reporter "with everything I have" if he felt her coverage of his war-time reporting was inappropriate, the reporter said.

In a tweet late Monday, New York Times reporter Emily Steel said O'Reilly told her "I am coming after you with everything I have," and "You can take it as a threat."

Steel linked to a Times article that detailed O'Reilly's efforts to refute claims by the magazine Mother Jones and interviews with former journalists at CBS News that O'Reilly gave an inaccurate portrayal of his reporting experience during the Falkland Islands conflict between Argentina and Britain in 1982 while he worked at CBS News. In contrast to O'Reilly's statements in a 2001 book, he did not report from active war-zones, the Mother Jones and interviews allege.

“I am coming after you with everything I have,” Mr. O’Reilly told me. “You can take it as a threat.” http://t.co/gXsH3Zqaig
— Emily Steel (@emilysteel) February 24, 2015


Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2015/02/24/oreilly-new-york-times-falklands/23922989/Link to source



Here is a link to her twitter account, if you wish to see what she said :

https://twitter.com/emilysteel

The Drug That is Bankrupting America: Jeffrey Sachs, Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-sachs/the-drug-that-is-bankrupt_b_6692340.html

Jeffery Sachs,
Director, Earth Institute at Columbia University
Huffington Post
February 22, 2015
Posted: 02/16/2015 11:01 am EST Updated: 02/16/2015 6:59 pm EST

America is the land of breakthrough science -- and health care scams. The two seem to go hand in hand in the case of the new hepatitis C virus (HCV) cure named sofosbuvir, sold under the brand name Sovaldi by the drug company Gilead Sciences. There is no question that Solvadi is a godsend -- a lifesaver for millions of Americans, and perhaps someday for hundreds of millions of people around the world infected by Hepatitis C. Yet Sovaldi is also the poster child of a U.S. health care system that is being bankrupted by greed, lobbying and indefensible policies on drug pricing.

The basic facts are these. In December 2013, the Food and Drug Administration approved Sovaldi, and another formulation, Harvoni, which is sofosbuvir used in combination with another drug. Gilead set the price for a 12-week treatment course of Sovaldi at $84,000, amounting to $1,000 per pill. Gilead set the price of Harvoni at $94,000.

According to researchers at Liverpool University, the actual production costs of Sovaldi for the 12-week course is in the range $68-$136. Indeed, generic sofosbuvir is currently being marketed in India at $300 per treatment course, after India refused to grant Gilead a patent for the Indian market. In other words, the U.S. price-cost markup is roughly 1,000-to-1!

Former CBS staffer Eric Engberg goes on CNN to rip Bill O'Reilly Falklands claims

Source: Baltimore sun

February 22, 2015, 3:34 PM

Former CBS News correspondent Eric Engberg followed his blistering Facebook post on Saturday about Bill O'Reilly with an appearance Sunday on CNN's "Reliable Sources.".

O'Reilly came under fire Thursday in a story in "Mother Jones" that claimed he exaggerated his wartime reporting in the Falklands much like suspended NBC anchorman Brian Williams had with his work in Iraq.

On Sunday, O'Reilly and Engberg squared off on dueling 11 a.m. media shows. Here is a story of O'Reilly blasting Engberg on Fox News' "Media Buzz."

And here's the transcript below of Engberg challenging O'Reilly on CNN. (link for entire transcript)


Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/tv/z-on-tv-blog/bal-former-cbs-staffer-eric-engberg-cnn-bill-oreilly-falklands-claims-20150222-story.html#page=1



key passage about everyone staying in the hotel as Reilly said
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"What he just said was a fabrication, a lie. There were five CBS correspondents, including him, assigned to the bureau. They were under the direction of Larry Doyle, one of our very first field producers. You marines out there will understand what I was saying. He was a lurp in the marines in Vietnam before he went to CBS. He's a very skilled operator in combat and dangerous situations.

He sent all five of the correspondents and all 10 or 12 of the camera crew members out into the street. Nobody stayed in their hotel room because they were afraid."
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This was broadcast this morning 11AM Eastern, and Enberg takes Reilly apart.
here is a link to the video at media matters to view the interview:

http://mediamatters.org/video/2015/02/22/former-cbs-news-colleague-contradicts-oreillys/202613


(also, thanks to... busterbrown...for this story,.. seen first in the Politics 2015 forum)

Perhaps O'Reilly's biggest lie yet..2/20/15 ,, Just 2 days ago!!!

2/20/15...O'Reilly said...

"Here's the truth ... everything I’ve said about my reportorial career ... everything ... is true."

link to where he said the above...

http://nation.foxnews.com/2015/02/20/bill-oreillys-talking-points-memo-22015-airing-tonight-8pm-et

If you hit the link above.. That line is the 8th paragraph down..(save you some time..)

...EVERYTHING.........

oops..

that single word sounds like a very big lie....

Rachel Maddow: Jeb Bush, "Mistakes Were Made"..."I Am My Own Man"

A truly brilliant piece by Rachel on the Bush Legacy and Jeb's first voyage into a foreign policy speech. We see the usage by the Bushes of the term , "Mistakes Were Made" Further, she discusses Jeb's enormous fund raising accomplishment, and how the Republicans have ignored real foreign policy questions for years. She concludes with a plea for a real discussion on important international issues instead of a name calling and saying Obama doesn't love his country.
Rachel also shows how Jeb's foreign policy team is similar, actually, almost exactly the same as the team his brother and his father used.. This was aired on Thursday, Feb 19, 2015



Mother Jones Editors Demand O'Reilly Apologize For 'Kill Zone' Comment

Source: Talking Points Memo

By Brendan James
Published February 20, 2015, 3:45 PM EST

The editors-in-chief of Mother Jones magazine on Friday demanded that Fox News host Bill O'Reilly apologize for saying one of their journalists "deserves to be" in "the kill zone."


After the liberal magazine published a report accusing O'Reilly of inflating his record while covering the Falklands War, O'Reilly slammed one of the article's authors, David Corn, in an interview with AdWeek's TVNewser.

"I’ve talked to about eight or nine reporters, and when they verify what I’m saying, because it’s easily verifiable, then I expect David Corn to be in the kill zone. Where he deserves to be," O'Reilly told the website.

Clara Jeffery and Monika Bauerlein, editors-in-chief of Mother Jones, wrote a letter to Fox News executive vice president Bill Shine and spokesperson Dana Klinghoffer demanding O'Reilly apologize, Politico reported on Friday.


Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/bill-oreilly-mother-jones-kill-zone



Now, Bill watch your language....

Feb 10, 2007, Obama announcment, few thought he had a chance. 20 months ahead of the election

Give or take a month, depending on the count. Few thought he had a chance to get the nomination, yet alone the election. Events happen. Obama has been President for over 6 years going on 7. Some incredible good events have happened and some awful events have occurred. Who knew all of this would or could happen?

Therefore, it is still 19 months away from the 2016 election. Yes, Hillary looks very strong at this point. But a whole lot can happen in 19 months. Let us keep that in mind.

David Corn Hits Back at Bill O Reilly..Politico: Dylan Byers.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2015/02/david-corn-hits-back-at-bill-oreilly-202828.html

By DYLAN BYERS | 2/19/15 7:30 PM EST


David Corn, the lead author of a new report alleging that Bill O'Reilly lied about his Falklands War experience, says the Fox News anchor is hiding behind name calling and refusing to account for legitimate discrepancies in his statements.

"To me, the issue here is whether a media figure and journalist like Bill O'Reilly, who claims to be a truth teller, can get away without answering questions about specific statements he's made, and hide behind name calling," Corn told the On Media blog on Thursday. "I would encourage anyone else who covers this story to get Bill O'Reilly to answer those quesitons -- if not to me, than to anyone else."

Corn's remarks came immediately after O'Reilly called Corn "a liar" and a "despicable guttersnipe" during an interview with On Media. O'Reilly said that he "never claimed to have been on the Falkland Islands" and that Corn's report, for Mother Jones, was "a piece of garbage."

In the report, Corn alleges that O'Reilly repeatedly misled viewers by claiming to have been in a war zone during the conflict between England and Argentina in 1982. In his book, in public appearances and on his television program, O'Reilly has claimed to have been "in an active war zone" in the Falklands, despite the fact that no American correspondents are believed to have reached the combat zones on the islands.
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So, Corn proved that O Reilly lied.... "in an active war zone in the Falklands" .... It is what it is...
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