The Imperial President's Toolbox Of Terror: A Dictatorship Waiting To Happen

The abuse of presidential powers has been going on for so long that it has become the norm and it will continue no matter which corporate puppet wins the election. The Constitution be damned. The government of laws idealized by John Adams has fallen prey to a government of men. As Professor Marshall explains,every extraordinary use of power by one President expands the availability of executive branch power for use by future Presidents.”

Greatest. Fools. Ever!

“In the ruin of all collapsed booms is to be found the work of men who bought property at prices they knew perfectly well were fictitious, but who were willing to pay such prices simply because they knew that some still greater fool could be depended on to take the property off their hands and leave them with a profit.- Chicago Tribune, April 1890. Nothing... ever... changes.

'Open The Books' Exposes The Sham That Is The Illinois State Budget

It’s been two years since Illinois state government had a full-year budget. Now, more than 70,000 vendors are owed $8.2 billion. Yet, despite the legislative deadlock and seemingly fiscal insolvency, more than $50 billion in state payments flowed to providers and other entities in FY2016. So, who actually got paid and for how much while others waited in the long line of unpaid bills?

"Array Of Things" Launched - Enables Chicago To Spy On Entire City

Chicago is launching a creepy new campaign to blanket the mega-city in more surveillance through its Array of Things, creating a network of (at least) 500 sensors devices that will be shared in a growing Big Data cloud. The data will be publicly ‘released’ and also shared with city officials, “policy makers”, scientists/experts, law enforcement and (surely) government agencies, all of whom will process and analyze the data.