“Top Gun” Restores Taiwanese Flag to Tom Cruise’s Jacket

“Top Gun: Maverick has risked angering China by restoring the Taiwanese flag on the back of Tom Cruise’s jacket in the new blockbuster.

In the original 1986 classic, Lieutenant Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell wears a leather bomber jacket featuring patches on the back, commemorating his father’s battleship tours to Japan and Taiwan in 1963 to 1964.

But when the trailer for the highly-anticipated sequel was released in 2019, the flags had been mysteriously removed.

There was speculation the decision was influenced by Chinese film distributor and production company Tencent Pictures, who were part producing the aviation romp.

The flags had been replaced by random symbols in an apparent kowtow to the Communist nation’s political demands.

But when the film was released this week, fans were relieved to see the flags had been restored, with one scene even featuring a close-up shot.

Chinese fans were left unimpressed, with one saying on social media: ‘Fine, don’t take our money. We will watch the pirated version.’

The move is a rare U-turn for Hollywood and has not been explained by the film’s producers.

Ho Siu Bun, a film critic based in Hong Kong, told VICE World News: ‘It is unprecedented. Major film studios have never been shy about pandering to the Chinese market.”

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May 30, 1922, Was The Dedication of the Lincoln Memorial, 100 Years Ago

On May 30, 1922, an estimated 50,000 people gathered on the banks of the Potomac River for the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial, a towering tribute to Abraham Lincoln. Decades in the making, the memorial’s classically inspired design alluded to two hallmarks of Lincoln’s presidency: the emancipation of the enslaved and his continued calls for unityin a time of unprecedented division.

Robert Todd Lincoln, the president’s only surviving son, attended the Memorial Dayceremony, which featured speeches by three prominent men: Chief Justice (and former president) William Howard Taft; President Warren G. Harding; and Robert Russa Moton, principal of the Tuskegee Institute, a historically Black school in Alabama.

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How Inflation Affects SSI Disability Benefits | Planning

Learn how inflation affects social security disability benefits.

We provide special needs planning services in Elmhurst, Illinois
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Holy Cross High School, Classes of the 1970’s Reunion on October 1, 2022

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I Predict Joe Biden Will Resign By Christmas for “Health Reasons “

“I’ve never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings.” -Joe Biden (9/21/19)

I predict that Joe Biden will resign the presidency for “health reasons” – either in December or January – due to the Democrats looming disastrous midterm election results. Dems have no choice but to dump him or they will have ZERO chance of keeping the White House in 2024. The fact the lamestream media is now finally covering the NY Post’s original 2020 story and are asking the White House tough questions shows this scandal is wearing thin on the main stream media’s patience. They seem to have come to the conclusion they can no longer carry this cognitive and ethically challenged President without losing the little credibility they have left.

“Hunter Biden’s access to lucrative financial opportunities also came with expectations — including kicking back as much as 50% of his earnings to his dad, text messages on his old laptop show. “I hope you all can do what I did and pay for everything for this entire family for 30 years,” Hunter Biden groused to daughter Naomi in January 2019. “It’s really hard. But don’t worry, unlike pop, I won’t make you give me half your salary.” Pop is Joe Biden.”

Go to this link: https://nypost-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/nypost.com/2022/04/09/hunter-biden-frequently-covered-family-expenses-texts-reveal/amp/

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Did Illinois Fix The SAFE-T Act?

SB2364 was passed and may become law soon. It was attempting to fix some holes in the “SAFE-T” act. Starting Jan. 1 2023 someone may only be arrested for criminal trespass to property (class B misdemeanor) or disorderly conduct (class C misdemeanor) if they, “(1) poses a specific, real, and present threat to the safety of the community or any person or persons; or (2) has a medical or mental health condition that poses a risk to the safety of the accused.

This applies to all class B and C misdemeanors, traffic offenses, and petty offenses.

Scenario, someone puts a tent on your property or enters a house, store, or restaurant. This person is not a threat to anyone and has no mental health issues. This person will not leave when asked to do so and thus is trespassing.

Sounds like these scenarios are a “cite and release” type violation where the police can only issue a citation and tell the property/store owner that we are unable to physically arrest someone and that we have to leave them on their property. Anyone thinking any differently here?

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Video of Fashion Outlets of Chicago mall shooter emerges; 1 person of interest found, police say

CWB has secured video of Friday night’s shooting that left a man dead and one other person injured at Fashion Outlets of Chicago in suburban Rosemont. Police said a man in his mid-20s was killed and a 15-year-old girl was shot in the wrist. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the slain man as Joel Valdes of Skokie.

Video appears to show a gunman shooting down a short hallway adjacent to the food court. Several people walk into and out of the hallway before the man begins firing.

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Rosemont police said two suspects fled in a red vehicle after the 7:08 p.m. shooting. Chicago police license plate readers later located the car as it entered the city’s Northwest Side and made its way to Lake Shore Drive, passing Chicago Avenue southbound around 9:15 p.m. It hit on another plate reader near the Eisenhower and Laramie around 9:40 p.m.

At 11:45 p.m., Rosemont Public Safety tweeted, “we currently have one person of interest located … Further updates [Saturday].” Rosemont officials did not say where that person was found.

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Ukrainian Counter-Offensive-Will They Be Successful ?

There are preliminary reports of a successful and ongoing Ukrainian counter-offensive near Kherson (A); The only major city the Russians have taken thus far on their only route to the port of Odesa (B) on the Black Sea.

Overstretched, low on morale and supplies, Russian forces have taken heavy losses in recent battles to take Mykolayiv (C) on their offensive towards Odesa (B), leaving behind large quantities of equipment and supplies, as they are routed by Ukrainian forces back towards Kherson, where Russian forces are likely regrouping.

In this grainy video you can see a Russian convoy retreating at high speed back towards Kherson or further south into Crimea, with each vehicle struggling to overtake the position of the vehicle in front of them to put distance between themselves and advancing Ukrainian forces; there are many more videos of this withdraw but this is by far the most informative. Clearly things are not going well.

“In this video from the #Kherson city area, southern #Ukraine you can see the Russian military vehicles driving away on a high speed. Possibly, they’re escaping from the #Mykolayiv area the Russian Army planned to capture days ago.” – Victor Kovalenko, Ukrainian Journalist

As I stated over a week ago, the Russian advance has stalled, and unless their situation improves in the following week (this week), they will have lost the initiative to Ukrainian forces. Should the Ukrainian’s retake Kherson, it would be a huge blow to Russian morale, which has likely become the primary military objective of limited Ukrainian counter-attacks occurring in several locations across Ukraine.

Welcome to “The Road Not Taken”

It’s still too early to tell what the outcome of this unfolding event will be, but if the Ukrainians can retake Kherson, it may mark a turning point in the war, having secured their western flank on the Black Sea, making it impossible for the Russian’s to take Odesa by land or sea. If lost, the Russians will be unlikely to retake the city, without stripping forces and equipment from the Donbas region, the only area Russian forces are still making painfully slow progress.

A brilliant strategic move by Ukrainian forces, if they manage to succeed. We will have to wait and see how the battle develops, and if this counteroffensive is more than superficial reports and rumors.

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An Open Letter Requesting that Leyden High School District 212 Board of Education Reinstate Swimming in the Adaptive Physical Education Curriculum

This is a copy of correspondence that I have sent to the Leyden School District 212 attorney with copies to the Assistant Superintendent of Special Education, Dr. Brian Mahoney and the Leyden High Schools Athletic Director, Rick Mason.:

Ms. Crumley, 

I am writing this because of the extensive number of families I consult with in the District who have students on the Autism Spectrum, as well as being a member of the Leyden community as a whole.     

Dr. Mahoney advised me that throughout this past academic year swimming was not in the adaptive physical education curriculum because of COVID protocols.    With the dropping of the masking requirement which seemed according to Dr. Mahoney’s communication the major barrier in instituting swimming in the curriculum, I am urging that the District look at re-instituting swimming in the Adaptive  PE  Curriculum.    

Drowning is the leading cause of death among children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, 2014).
According to the National Autism Association, accidental drowning accounted for approximately 90% of total deaths (US) reported in children with ASD ages 14 and younger in 2009 to 2011.

As of last month, further statistics have come to light (American Journal of Public Health), outlining that drowning accounts for 46% of all injury deaths among children with autism, which translates to 160 times the chance of dying from drowning compared to other children. Individuals 14 years and younger are 40 times more likely to die from injury than the general pediatric population.     Swimming isn’t just a workout for the body; it also works the mind, and its benefits outlast the time in the pool.

Day-to-day challenges faced by autistic children like anxiety, concentration, overstimulation, and social interaction can all be improved. The statistics of drowning for those children with Downs Syndrome and other disabilities mirror the ASD statistics.   

I am going to be requesting that the SD 212 Board of Education undertake this as an initiative in their role of Curriculum approval and COVID protocol adoption move forward to direct the reinstatement of swimming in the Adaptive PE Curriculum this Spring, 2022.     

I have to assume that every administrator, faculty member and board member would be greatly distressed to hear of a Leyden High School disabled student who wandered or engages in some water activities this summer drowning, knowing that they may have been saved if the District had reinstated swimming in their curriculum as soon as they were able to do so.   

I would appreciate the support of the District in this initiative.   

Roy F. McCampbell, Esq

Leyden High School District 212 spent millions of dollars on a new aquatic’s center at East Leyden which was built with the intention of supporting a Water Polo Team but not taking into consideration the utility of purpose for children with disabilities nor the community in general.

The main pool is uniformly 7 feet in depth which is necessary for water polo competition. But this uniform depth of 7 feet deprives many disabled students from utilizing the pool as well as it is not a safe facility for community recreational swimming in the evenings or on weekends.

The West Leyden pool has similar deficient design issues making it difficult for the usage by handicapped students.

Children with autism, and even Down syndrome, often wander, which can obviously be very unsafe if they get close to water unsupervised. Additionally, drowning can occur without making any sound. Children may also be unaware of things such as water depth, water temperature, or water currents. Not every child likes to be in the water, especially children that struggle with sensory issues. However, all children should still be aware of water safety in case of accidental slips or falls into a pool or lake.

This statistic is scary and sobering, but every parent of an autistic child needs to know – drowning is a leading cause of death for children with autism.

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McCampbell Law Group Becomes a Sponsor of the Tony Ocean Noon Time Show, Ocean Pit

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