SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 “READERS FORUM”

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  1. Winnecke is coming for that nice green space at the State Hospital.

    http://www.courierpress.com/story/entertainment/2016/09/02/area-dog-park-options-have-tails-wagging/89405866/

    It will be ‘Woodmere Park’, and cost $60/month to take your dog there. No longer have to wonder when some little satrap will move to commericalize that beautiful area. No surprise. Another instance of the tail wagging the dog. They are quietly acting as if it’s a done deal, moving right along under the radar with the permitting process. What a shame.

      • Good link, JB! Those are some of the reasons I won’t take my dogs to a dog park.

        I wonder if any studies have been done on the need for such a park. I certainly believe that an impact study should be done on the effects of limiting the use of the beautiful green space around the State Hospital to dogs and their paying owners. My guess is that the space is much better used just as it is now.

  2. September 6, 2016

    The Evansville Redevelopment Commission (which should be abolished) is seeking an $350,000.00 additional appropriation to their Capital Development Fund- Miscellaneous Project Expenses. The Public Meeting will take place on September 20, 2016 at 8:30am in room 307 of the Civic Center Complex.

    “The trick is to stop thinking of it as ‘your’ money” (IRS-Auditor)

      • I just read the entire story on the Courier on “Woodmere Park”. The one near First Avenue that we currently have draws as many as “15 or 20 people on a Sunday evening, sometimes more.” Yes, indeed! We really need a dog park.

    • Isn’t it a mystery why these meetings are held at such an inconvenient time for any public participation? At 8:30 in the morning, most of us are going to work, already there, or getting kids to school. Antiques like me are just getting “loosened up” to move around and do what they need to do.

      What a crock! They don’t want public input and this is an effective way to stop it. I wonder if a petition drive would make a difference.

  3. The high cost of Hillary Clinton’s unsecured server:

    An email released Monday pertaining to the Benghazi investigation from Hillary Clinton’s private email server revealed that a message detailing the location of murdered Ambassador Chris Stevens passed through the unsecured server, raising the possibility that terrorists could have intercepted the message.

    The April 10, 2011, email from State Department employee Timmy Davis was forwarded to the server by Clinton’s aide, Huma Abedin.

    “The situation in Ajdabiyah has worsened to the point where Stevens is considering departure from Benghazi,” Davis’ email read.

    “The envoy’s delegation is currently doing a phased checkout (paying the hotel bills, moving some comms to the boat, etc). He will monitor the situation to see if it deteriorates further, but no decision has been made on departure. He will wait 2-3 more hours, then revisit the decision on departure.”

    The email is the latest in a chain of emails that reveal Ambassador Stevens‘ location was readily available to anyone who could hack into Hillary Clinton’s unsecured private email server.

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    I don’t Huma Abedin is playing on OUR team anyway. I wouldn’t trust her for a minute.

  4. Seems Trump bribed Pam Bondi (they got caught in Florida and had to pay a fine to hush it up) and Greg Abbott the attorney general in Texas to keep them from filing suit against that august institution of higher learning, Trump University (‘false, misleading and deceptive practices’). The deputy director of Abbott’s Consumer Protection Division had a 5.4 million dollar case ready to file and it never was. It was stopped by Abbott. He said Abbott’s decision not to file was a political move that left Texas consumers ‘high and dry’. Abbott later received $35,000 for his governor’s race from Rump.

    • He knows about “pay to play” firsthand, and has no problem with it if it involves his interests. Not getting indicted for fraud is definitely in his interests. I can see how he’s projecting his own values onto Sec. Clinton.

    • The New Yorker

      March 14, 2016

      The Billionaire’s Loophole

      [In November, the House voted to reform carried interest, but Baucus lacked the support to bring the Senate bill to a full committee vote.

      After President Obama was sworn in, he was cautioned by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner not to go after high finance too hard. Geithner worried about imperilling the fragile recovery, and he wanted to coax financiers into accepting other industry reforms. Even so, by 2010, when the recession had officially been over for several months, congressional Democrats were talking about closing the carried-interest loophole with renewed seriousness.

      At that time, Carlyle and other firms were preparing public offerings, and the industry lobby seized on a little-discussed element of the reform efforts: the “enterprise-value tax,” in private-equity parlance. Raising taxes on carried interest would apply not just to a partner’s regular pay but also to the sale of a stake in a firm. Schwarzman, who still held a sizable stake in Blackstone, was particularly upset. Later, he described the period as “a war.” He said, “It’s like when Hitler invaded Poland in 1939.” (He was widely criticized for the analogy, and apologized.)

      In May of 2010, when Rubenstein returned to Capitol Hill, he was “the perfect good guy,” a private-equity lobbyist told me. “Unlike these guys throwing themselves million-dollar birthday parties, David is donating the Magna Carta to charity.” Evan Bayh, the Democratic senator from Indiana and the son of Rubenstein’s former boss, was among those receiving visits from private-equity lobbyists, and soon Bayh was heard arguing that taxing “enterprise value” was unfair. Bayh, who left the Senate six months later, now works for Apollo, one of the largest private-equity firms. Asked to comment, he said through a spokeswoman that he “does not recall much about this given it was six years ago”.

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      Evan Bayh and Hillary Clinton seem to have the same memory loss disease.

  5. DB, JB, & IE:
    I’m about to make your day. Although the statistical dead on the CNN poll doesn’t indicate a “landslide for Trump” you might want to claim one while you can.

    • Press, what is so clear about these revelations is simple. Trump is judge by what he has said, but Clinton is judge by what she has done. Simply speaking, if Trump soften the theoretic and drives home the failure of Obama economic policies and foreign policies and not take the bait of Clinton, she can not over come her misdeeds. She is nothing more than a charlatan evidences by the $21.5 million in speaking fees and she wants to tell those poor impoverished souls who she said, “I’m in your corner” BS ..Trump is not my first choice, but Clinton would be my last choice among 320 million Americans.

      • I would beat her over the head with all of it every day of her life until she faces the justice she so richly deserves. I have no use for anyone who thinks they are above the law. Gender, race, religion, or party affiliation have nothing to do with it.

      • Ruffus, spot on comment. Trump is not my 1st to 20th preferred Republican, but I’d rather see my sister in whore house than Hillary in the White House. For those silly fence sitters that talk about voting Libertarian and not voting AGAINST Hillary, ask yourself who is more likely to nominate Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch, Pocahontas ( aka Elizabeth Warren) or even the former part time law professor and Community Agitator Barack Hussein Obama. Vote against Hillary and 8 more years of Obama with the balance of the Supreme Court and future of the real Americans nation in the balance.

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