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Re: “Is it possible to beat HIV?

If HIV infection advances to AIDS, the body becomes prone to opportunistic infections. People with advanced HIV/AIDS are at increased risk of a number of infections, including a herpes virus called cytomegalo virus. It can cause problems with your eyes, lungs, and digestive tract. Kaposis sarcoma, another possible infection, is a cancer of the blood vessel walls. Its rare among the general population, but common in people who are HIV-positive. Symptoms include red or dark purple lesions on the mouth and skin. It can also cause problems in the lungs, digestive tract, and other internal organs. HIV/AIDS also puts you at higher risk of developing lymphomas. An early sign of lymphoma is swollen lymph nodes. I am sharing these information on to those out there who are surfing from all kinds of infection should try and contact Dr Osas through his email drosasherbalhome@gmail.com or website http://drosasherbalhomecure.webs.com WhtSapp number +2349035428122. I was once infected with HIV VIRUS too it was Dr Oasa who gave me his healing herbs and super soap that i use to get rid of my HIV infection.

Posted by JULIET FOX on 07/25/2017 at 3:28 PM

Re: “Chicago’s TIF scam might be even more crooked than we thought

Wow....check out the many, many angry reader comments. Not.

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Posted by billy joe on 07/25/2017 at 3:14 PM

Re: “Chicago’s TIF scam might be even more crooked than we thought

This stinks worse than a beach full of dead alewives rotting in the sun.

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Posted by Anne Alt on 07/25/2017 at 2:58 PM

Re: “A new exhibit is Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s moving, elaborate farewell

An inspiring, generous human being (of whom I am learning just today), whose passion and vision still endures and resonates. Brava to a life well lived!

Posted by Barry Moore on 07/25/2017 at 2:44 PM

Re: “A new exhibit is Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s moving, elaborate farewell

I know, I know. I did say go interact yourself and wash your hands afterward. But I like this woman.

Posted by Peter Byrne on 07/25/2017 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Showdown between Rauner and Democrats over school funding heats up, and other Chicago news

wHY SHOULD ALL THE PEOPLE OF ILLINOIS BE PUNISHED FOR CHICAGO'S MISTAKES!

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Posted by eviljackslade on 07/25/2017 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Mayor Rahm will gladly take all the credit even if someone else does the work

Why is so expensive to hire people to drive buses and trains? That's low skill labor. Why not fire all these expensive prima donnas and hire undocumented immigrants to replace them? Everybody in Chicago loves undocumented immigrants, so let them help us keep costs under control. Undocumented immigrants would work for $12 or $15 an hour and would probably do a much better job than the crew at CTA right now.

Posted by Remm on 07/25/2017 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Is it possible to beat HIV?

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Re: “Is it possible to beat HIV?

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Posted by Alicia Orlando on 07/25/2017 at 9:41 AM

Re: “Lady Macbeth

I have yet to see this new motion picture, also never having read the Leskov story nor heard the Shostakovich opera, but there is at least one other screen adaptation of Leskov's work. The Polish Andrzej Wajda directed 'Siberian Lady Macbeth' in 1962 in Yugoslavia. This is, of course, yet another film I have yet to catch up with.

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Posted by Barry Moore on 07/25/2017 at 9:02 AM

Re: “The Greatest Film Ever Made?

I concur with the comments made by Spirit. This masterpiece is one of the most visually beautiful films ever made, and some of its splendor would be lost were it not experienced on the big screen.

It is interesting to contrast this with Resnais's previous feature, 'Hiroshima mon amour', another seminal masterwork. That film is more profound morally and thematically, while 'Last Year at Marienbad' is more formally dazzling. It is difficult and perhaps impossible to resolve which is the superior film.

Posted by Barry Moore on 07/25/2017 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Lady Macbeth

Cosmo Jarvis, not Christopher Fairbank, plays the working-class lover.

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Posted by Peter Byrne on 07/25/2017 at 4:58 AM

Re: “Lady Macbeth

Director William Oldroyd brings Lady Macbeth back to somewhere that looks like Scotland but is actually Northumberland. She has been away, far away, in Russia. There had been a 1865 novella by Nicolai Leskov and a 1934 opera by Dmitri Shostakovich. Oldroyd has now made a low budget thoroughly British movie about her. Typically it's strong on acting and efficient though unadventurous as filmmaking. The reconstructed 1860s ring true. The home furnishings are woody authentic and the imprisoning nature of middle-class women's clothes brought home.

The ambition of Shakespeare's Lady M stopped at nothing. She bucked up her faltering hubby only to crack up herself, leaving him to carry on the couple's murderous career. Lady M in Leskov/Oldroyd's eyes--the screenplay is by Alice Birch--never weakens. But her man wilts, turning against her. Forced to defend herself against her conscience-struck accomplice, she comes down on him hard. But Oldroyd's is no Shakespearian tale of overweening ambition. The driving force here is the teenage bride's awakened sexual appetite. Florence Pugh's powerful performance makes her an iconic figure for a lingering camera

We the audience are pretty much set up.The Pugh character is shown in such a hopeless and cruel marriage that her first two murders strike us as quite justifiable. But her taste for her lover's body gets out of hand and makes her third murder unacceptable, not to speak of the shooting of her murdered husband's horse. Pugh's transformation from an innocent young bride to a sex-mad murderess is impressive though rather de-humanizing. We learn nothing about her save one big lascivious fact. Christopher Fairbank, her working-class lover, also impressive, goes the other way. His appetite knows limits, enough is enough. Is this a small point scored for men in a film that makes a good case against patriarchy?

In any case the couple escapes the fate of Nicolai Lescov's doomed pair who end at each other's throats in a Siberian prison colony. In the opera it was Dmitri Shostakovich who was penitent. Stalin walked out on the Bolshoi performance in 1936, which was as good as a sentence of artistic castration for the musician.

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Posted by Peter Byrne on 07/25/2017 at 4:31 AM

Re: “Mayor Rahm will gladly take all the credit even if someone else does the work

"No, it won't. Overtime would be $49.23/hr, and that isn't $40/hr either!"

All right. I'll do some math. Based on my calculations, an employee who works 50 hours a week (assuming the CTA pays overtime after 40 hours and not less, which I'm not sure of) will make an average of $36.10 for each hour worked. I guess it's a matter of opinion whether that's very close to or around $40.

"You just made the $40/hr wage up because it sounds excessive. It's the old divide and conquer trick--'How dare those lowly bus drivers have the audacity to make so much money!'"

No, I just remembered incorrectly what news reports said CTA bus drivers got paid. My recollection was several years ago I saw an article that said they were paid $32.01, which meant it would have passed $40 by now. I've literally now found the article I was thinking about, which was from 2004, and it actually was $23.01: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2004-07… So I did remember all the digits correctly after 13 years.;] You can make fun of this excuse if you'd like, and perhaps with some justification. But I assure you I wasn't making anything up. And I wasn't criticizing anyone for making a lot of money. I don't blame workers for taking advantage of the extreme union-friendliness of Chicago governments and engaging in sweet deals with the politicians to compensate them well at the expense of having money for more and better services. If I were in their shoes, I'd do the same thing. The people I take issue with are the city leaders who make these types of deals without sufficiently looking at whether its good for the taxpayer.

"Don't you remember that time you "accidentally" edited out information from research done on merit pay? I do."

I did not do anything of the sort. I linked to a couple of studies and quoted what I thought were the most relevant parts the abstracts in my post. Your complaint is that you thought that the location of the studies, specifically the fact that they were overseas, were relevant enough to mention while I didn't. You never explained why you felt this made a major difference as to what could be learned from it. And of course, I wasn't hiding anything given the fact that I linked directly to the whole abstracts. People can read the discussion and judge for themselves if they want: https://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/arch… I was hoping you'd mention this (it occurred to me you might after I made my post because I remember you have done so multiple times before) because it gave me a chance to link to that thread. That was quite an unusual discussion.

Posted by The original IAC on 07/25/2017 at 12:43 AM

Re: “Mayor Rahm will gladly take all the credit even if someone else does the work

"If an employee works several hours of overtime their average pay will get very close to $40."

No, it won't. Overtime would be $49.23/hr, and that isn't $40/hr either! You just made the $40/hr wage up because it sounds excessive. It's the old divide and conquer trick--"How dare those lowly bus drivers have the audacity to make so much money!"

"I really wish there was some kind of standard that any article in any news publication that discusses a collective bargaining negotiation involving compensation would always mention what the current compensation level is. It's really hard for people to make judgments otherwise."

What would you do then? You wouldn't be able to imagine the "facts."

"It drives me crazy because it allows readers to just make their own assumptions based on their preconceived notions of whether the workers are being compensated well or not."

And somehow your assumptions always seem to come down against union workers. It's funny how that works, isn't it?

"By the way, Shorty, when have I ever just 'made shit up'? Do you have any examples? I don't ever make anything up."

Don't you remember that time you "accidentally" edited out information from research done on merit pay? I do.

Posted by Shorty Lee Lowe on 07/24/2017 at 9:47 PM

Re: “Report: Emanuel administration ‘diverted’ millions of TIF dollars to Navy Pier renovations, and other Chicago news

Without Navy Pier and other tourist attractions most of the city would have a great deal of urban blight and we'd have a lot more people fleeing the city. That's where the money for the city's infrastructure and its services ultimately comes from. So as far as I'm concerned, renovating Navy Pier does fight against urban blight.

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Posted by The original IAC on 07/24/2017 at 8:57 PM

Re: “The Greatest Film Ever Made?

`The main "problem" with this work of art is that it actually requires you to be open to it and yet to think at the same time. Too many people approach "art" films as if they need to be "critics", rather than as an audience. They do not often enough let themselves be open to enjoy a film. This one is as rich as a good 1930's filme noir, as deep as the best documentary, and as fulfilling as a god comedy while being none of those things. It is fantastic in the most dictionary sense - but regrettably it absolutely MUST be seen on a movie sized screen. Period.

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Posted by Spirit on 07/24/2017 at 8:43 PM

Re: “Is it possible to beat HIV?

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Posted by hellen kouba on 07/24/2017 at 7:50 PM

Re: “Mayor Rahm will gladly take all the credit even if someone else does the work

By the way, Shorty, when have I ever just "made shit up"? Do you have any examples? I don't ever make anything up. I'm not perfect and, like everyone, I might occasionally get things slightly wrong every once in a while but I don't ever pull anything out of thin air.

Posted by The original IAC on 07/24/2017 at 7:01 PM

Re: “A Clockwork Orange

There are many legitimate criticisms that can be leveled against this strange and uneven Kubrick effort, but I think it quite unfair that Mr. Kehr suggests that this film endorses brutality. The film depicts the adventures of a violent sociopath from that character's perspective, so that we are witness to the antihero's glee when inflicting suffering on others and his distress when he in turn is victimized, but this violence is presented as an inescapable component of the world in which these characters exist, a world that is effectively rendered repellent and frightening. That some of the characters celebrate the violence they perpetrate should not impute upon Kubrick a celebration of that violence.

I do agree that the serious moral questions at the heart of Anthony Burgess's 1962 source novel of the same title are seriously muddled in this screen adaptation. But they do persist in Kubrick's treatment, and can be found by the attentive viewer.

Posted by Barry Moore on 07/24/2017 at 6:50 PM