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la58

As always and interesting read,https://consortiumnews.com/2017/11/13/mocking-trump-doesnt-prove-russias-guilt/

If the bloody debacle in Iraq should have taught Americans anything, it is that endorsements by lots of important people who think something is true don’t amount to evidence that it actually is true. If endorsements were the same as evidence, U.S. troops would have found tons of WMD in Iraq, rather than come up empty.

magsview

I missed this. It was published a few weeks ago:

Community groups draft statements of opposition to Obama Center

First of all, the proposed library is ugly as sin.

It reminds me of a rendering of a tower that a college teacher used to teach us about senses and perception. The prof’s ‘tower’ had five small, narrow, rectangular windows cut into it, and he told us to think of those windows as our five senses. He was trying to help us see how limited a view of reality those five senses accord us.

Back to Obama’s proposed library, oh, I mean the Obama Presidential Center. Did you know that the plan includes ‘seizing’ some public land? Why is that necessary?

The Midway Plaisance Advisory Council met Wednesday night to draft a resolution that strongly opposed the seizure of the land for a two story parking garage and bus staging area.

The group is one of the latest to voice their concerns about the center coming to the city, joining Jackson Park Watch and the Nichols Park Advisory Council.

Focusing on Midway Plaisance, a plot of land that features an ice rink and functions as a connector to various communities like Woodlawn and Washington Park, members of the council say that closing the strip of land to public consumption would negatively impact the community.

“We want to make sure that they hear from all communities,” said council member Don McGruder. “We’re pro-center but also pro-public park, and keeping the Midway free and open.”

The Obama Foundation plans to take land from the Midway and open a two-story parking garage and bus terminal on the land.

Stephanie Franklin, whose Nichols PAC also drafted a statement in opposition to the foundation using park land for the center, said that the statement hopes to shed light on the “radical changes” that have been proposed and show the foundation that the community is concerned.

“We’re concerned about the overall health of the park,” Franklin said. “It hasn’t been demonstrated to us how they will resolve our concerns or that they’ve even heard us.”
The common theme surrounding both councils’ statements is displacement of wildlife, recreational courts and, most importantly, the people who call the area home and whose daily lives will be altered by street closures and by the center.

I find it interesting that the building’s design has windows in the entranceway and on part of one corner, but otherwise looks like a giant tomb.

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orlbucfan

Pretty ugly. So much for BO’s ‘superior’ IQ.

polarbear4

geebus. the “under seige” mentality. super awful. looks like a jail. and WTH is it with taking land?

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