GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Illinois steals from charities

Democrats stealing from poor, sick
Roger Hedgecock
Posted: July 04, 2011

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Apparently “this type of scam” is not only tolerated in Illinois, by a vote of the Democrat-controlled state Legislature and decree of the Democrat governor, charity fraud is the law of the state.

According to the Illinois Times, “Over the last two years, the state of Illinois, in order to pay its bills, has seized more than $1.6 million from at least 15 different ‘charity’ funds to which Illinoisans voluntarily donate for causes like feeding the hungry and helping the homeless.”

In the Illinois News-Gazette, state Office of Management and Budget spokeswoman Kelly Kraft stated that $434,000 of that $1.6 million will never be repaid but promised that the balance will be repaid within 18 months.

In the Obama national media, a well-worn story line has the Republicans taking food from the mouths of hungry children and denying medical care to the sick whenever there is discussion of the federal budget deficit or raising the debt ceiling. For Democrats in Illinois, taking food from the mouths of hungry children and denying medical care and disease research funding by embezzling charitable donations is the law of the state.

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This is an absolute disgrace.

How to prevent it? Stop allowing them to take power and certainly don’t give them any more money!


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SOFTWARE: Cloud update breaks app; flaw with the logic of the Cloud

NYT Update Breaks iPad App, Annoys Subscribers

by timothy

jbrodkin writes “The New York Times, which recently started charging iPad readers $20 a month, has a lot of angry digital subscribers after an update broke the NYTimes for iPad application. The update was designed to make it easier for readers to subscribe to the Times through iTunes (irony!) but instead left readers unable to access any articles. Worse, the Times didn’t bother to fix the app over the long weekend or reply to users who complained on Twitter. It’s not the first time developers have broken an iPad application with a poorly constructed update, but reader complaints noted that the size of the New York Times and the high price it charges make this gaffe particularly galling. Angry users have driven the app’s rating down to less than two out of five stars.”

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IT Pros know the problem. How do you run “production” when you have no change control process?

Answer: You don’t.

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MONEY: $1 Billion Worth of Unused Coins’s-vault-1-billion-worth-of-unused-coins/

Inside the Fed’s Vault: $1 Billion Worth of Unused Coins
By JOSH SANBURN | @joshsanburn | June 29, 2011 | 50 COMMENTS

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In the basement of a Baltimore vault the size of a soccer field, 1 billion dollar coins are just sitting there. Thanks, Congress.

NPR’s Planet Money reporters recently investigated the $1 presidential coin program, which was a Congressional effort to get more $1 coins into circulation while also trying to be educational.

The problem is that nobody really wants them.

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Only the Gooferment can lose money making money!


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