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Monday, October 22, 2012

Gunman in spa shooting grew up in Chicago area | VIDEO
Police identify the gunman in the Wisconsin spa shooting as Radcliffe Haughton, an ex-Marine who grew up in Chicago's northern suburbs.

Early voting beings in Illinois
Election officials in Chicago say the number of voters casting ballots before the election could surpass 2008's historic numbers.
Garfield Park church catches fire
A fire broke out at a West Side church early Monday.
Jesse Jackson Jr. meets with Congressmen Rush, Davis | VIDEO
Jesse Jackson junior is very concerned about his constituents, according to Congressmen Bobby Rush and Danny Davis.
Pregnant woman among 3 critical in S. Side shooting
Three people, including a pregnant woman, were critically wounded in a shooting on Chicago's South Side.
Cause of Amtrak train derailment under investigation
It could take up to six months before inspectors can determine the cause of a train derailment that happened on Sunday, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.


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Monday's Daily Brief: Obama, Romney Face Off Tonight

Monday, October 22, 2012
Very Close National Polls, But An Obama Edge In Ohio
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Chrystia Freeland: The Problem of Plutocrats: What a 19th-Century Economist Can Teach Us About Today's Capitalism
America today urgently needs a 21st-century Henry George -- a thinker who embraces the wealth-creating power of capitalism, but squarely faces the inequity of its current manifestation.
Gary Hart: Remembering George McGovern
George McGovern was passionate, in his laconic South Dakota manner, about ending an unwinnable war in Vietnam, reducing nuclear dangers, and eliminating hunger at home and abroad. But his most important legacy will be his rescue of the Democratic Party.
Lawrence Lessig: What the Hell Is Being a Moderator For?
Neither candidate for president is addressing one of the top 10 issues that Americans believe should be a priority for the next president -- more important than terrorism, the deficit, schools or social security.
Gordon Brown: Stand With Malala on November 10th
Malala may lie in hospital and she may have been silenced for now -- but millions who now carry her message can find in the run up to Malala Day on November 10th an opportunity to speak for her and ensure that action on girls' rights and children's education is no longer delayed.
Dr. Peggy Drexler: When Siblings Fight: Should You Step In?
It's tempting to think that our children will be best friends, naturally and without conflict. But while we can encourage our kids to treat each other with kindness and respect, we can't force them to get along.

Brutal police beating caught on video

NY District Attorney: Drop charges against Ehud Halevi, who was beaten by police while sleeping in his synagogue
Sign Rabbi Feglin's Petition
Dr. Fred -
On October 8, 21-year-old Ehud Halevi was sleeping in a youth center run by the New York synagogue where he's a member. Ehud is homeless, so his Rabbi -- who runs programs for at-risk youth like Ehud -- had told him back in September he could sleep there.
In a video that's now gone viral on the internet, two New York police officers are shown waking Ehud in the early morning. Even though Ehud explains to them that he has permission to sleep at the center, they try to arrest him. Then, the officers beat Ehud for almost 5 minutes straight -- even after Ehud can be seen lying down. 
And despite the NYPD's beating, it's Ehud who's being charged with assault, and he faces 5 years in prison.
Rabbi Moishe Feiglin feels terrible. This happened at his synagogue's center and to one of his congregants -- and he just wants Ehud's nightmare to end. Rabbi Feiglin started a petition on Change.org calling for the Brooklyn District Attorney to drop all charges against Ehud.
So far, the NYPD officer who was most involved in Ehud's beating has only been minimally disciplined -- his gun has been taken away and he's been placed on desk duty -- but the other officer hasn't been disciplined at all. Rabbi Feiglin says this is unacceptable. Ehud was eventually arrested and charged with trespassing and assaulting an officer, even though the video shows he didn't fight back. 
In the past several months, several tapes of NYPD officers engaged in disproportional and violent exchanges have drawn heat to the department. With pressure rising, Rabbi Feiglin thinks that the support of thousands of people behind Ehud now can get the charges against him dropped.
Thanks for being a change-maker,
- Emilia and the Change.org team
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Have you noticed, your Social Security check is now referred to as a "Federal Benefit Payment"?
I'll be part of the one percent to forward this.  I am forwarding it because it touches a nerve in me, and I hope it will in you.  Please keep passing it on until everyone in our country has read it.
The government is now referring to our Social Security checks as a "Federal Benefit Payment." This isn't a benefit – its earned income!   Not only did we all contribute to Social Security but our employers did too.
It totaled 15% of our income before taxes.  If you averaged $30K per year over your working life, that's close to $180,000 invested in Social Security.  If you calculate the future value of your monthly investment in social security ($375/month, including both
your and your employer's contributions) at a meager 1% interest rate compounded monthly, after 40 years of working you'd have more than $1.3+ million dollars saved!
This is your personal investment.
Upon retirement, if you took out only 3% per year, you'd receive $39,318 per year, or $3,277 per month.  That's almost three times more than today's average Social Security benefit of $1,230 per month, according to the Social Security Administration (Google it - it's a fact).
And your retirement fund would last more than 33 years (until you're 98 if you retire at age 65)!  I can only imagine how much better most average-income people could live in retirement if our government had just invested our money in low-risk interest-earning accounts.
Instead, Ronald Reagan and the folks in Washington pulled off a bigger Ponzi scheme than Bernie Madoff ever did.  They took our money and used it elsewhere. They "forgot" that it was OUR money they were taking.  They didn't have a referendum to ask us if we wanted to lend the money to them.
And they didn't pay interest on the debt they assumed.  And recently, they've told us that the money won't support us for very much longer.  But is it our fault they misused our investments?
And now, to add insult to injury, they're calling it a "benefit," as if we never worked to earn every penny of it.  Just because they "borrowed" the money, doesn't mean that our investments were a charity!  Let's take a stand.
We have earned our right to Social Security and Medicare.  Demand that our legislators bring some sense into our government – Find a way to keep Social Security and Medicare going, for the sake of that 92% of our population who need it. Don't let Romney and Ryan kill Medicare, and privatize Social Security.
Then call it what it is: Our Earned Retirement Income.
99% of people won't forward this.
Will you?