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Chicago Considers Hiring Workers
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Posted By: AltaD, 5/8/2020 4:38:48 PM

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot has floated the idea of hiring workers to enforce social distancing as she continues to decide how to safely open the city's lakefront, riverwalk and walking trails amid the coronavirus pandemic. Lightfoot was asked about her plans for reopening the lakefront at a news conference Friday where she announced the city's five phase reopening plan. The mayor stated that the reopening plan must be "guided by science," and she's considering multiple possibilities, such as a phased reopening and employing the use of "social distancing ambassadors." Ambassadors have been added in cities like Seattle to remind people about social distancing and to record data on park usage


Two comments, first one shouldn't be put in print. Second comment, libraries have been closed since early March, put the librarians to work as "ambassadors".

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Proud Texan 5/8/2020 4:41:34 PM (No. 405325)
The article poster's idea is a lot kinder and gentler than mine, but makes a lot more sense than hiring unlimited number of new workers to do more made-up jobs.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: marbles 5/8/2020 4:43:09 PM (No. 405326)
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Reply 3 - Posted by: watashiyo 5/8/2020 4:53:20 PM (No. 405331)
Why do people live there?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: john56 5/8/2020 4:54:19 PM (No. 405332)
Brown shirt uniforms to be issued.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: tsquare 5/8/2020 4:55:27 PM (No. 405334)
Being “being guided by science” appears to mean not listening to economists, businessmen, constituents, etc in the complex of ALL of the voices that should be considered in public decision makers...ceding these valuable points of view to a limited point of view.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: pros7767 5/8/2020 4:56:11 PM (No. 405335)
That's it! Add more people to the pension system!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: EQKimball 5/8/2020 4:59:18 PM (No. 405338)
There may a role for them after Covid. Like asking you how many calories are in that hamburger. Or demanding to know why you are driving solo. Or telling you that your porch light was on all night. Or snatching away your cigaret. Or asking how much you weigh. Yes, what we need to have in the flight to save the planet is professional busy bodies to keep us all in line. And report us to the authorities when we are not.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: RuckusTom 5/8/2020 5:01:30 PM (No. 405341)
Shoot'em on site !!!! /s
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Reply 9 - Posted by: HotRod 5/8/2020 5:09:56 PM (No. 405350)
Where are they going to get the money to hire those people? Supposedly, Chicago is broke, and is begging money from the feds. Democrats are going way past their authority. I hope the next elections change things for the good people of Chicago, that have to live under this oppression.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: franq 5/8/2020 5:11:51 PM (No. 405352)
I'm sick of these virus buzzwords.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: learner 5/8/2020 5:19:53 PM (No. 405364)
Will these new workers get paid exorbitant salaries and be enrolled in the criminally underfunded pension plans?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: GoodDeal 5/8/2020 5:34:50 PM (No. 405377)
OK the Chicago Social Distancing Police Department will be armed manned up and ready for action. Big Brother will be watching and if you don't comply you will get social demerits on your Facebook and Instragram accounts and public shaming. So better watch it.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: JL80863 5/8/2020 5:43:01 PM (No. 405380)
They plan on borrowing armored vehicles from the Army.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: varkdriver 5/8/2020 5:48:39 PM (No. 405383)
This will never stop. You gotta have an 'emergency' to wield dictatorial powers, and that emergency' can't have an end date!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: EJKrausJr 5/8/2020 6:13:27 PM (No. 405389)
Do they get to wear brown shirts? Do they pass out yellow Covid-19 patches?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Catherine 5/8/2020 6:23:32 PM (No. 405393)
Well I got all hacked off a little earlier today. Went to a furniture store to shop and some guy with a mask was at the door waving a thermometer. He said he needed to take my temperature. I said no. He said well you can't come in. Now - he obviously has no medical training. He didn't appear to be cleaning the thermometer between people he was checking. What if I did have a temperature, which I don't, but what if I did. Then what would he do? This is all virtue signaling to look like they care more than anyone else. No one has the right to check anything medical on their customers. I'll shop elsewhere. Large democrat run cities have lost their minds, too. Can't believe anyone wants to live there.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: or gate 5/8/2020 7:21:47 PM (No. 405441)
Give everyone a six foot stick, then they know how far six feet is.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 5/8/2020 8:16:49 PM (No. 405461)
Take that creepy “social distancing” crap and shove it! It’s a PLANDEMIC.... Ask bill gates! This was planned!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Muncsdad 5/8/2020 8:26:11 PM (No. 405466)
Hey Leftist idiots in Chicago, be VERY careful in what you do. Millions of Americans will NEVER ever go to New York again. If you think you can live without us, tourists, you are just as damn stupid as we think you are. Keep it up Leftist, arrogant cities. You will surely reap the whirlwind.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: hershey 5/8/2020 8:33:59 PM (No. 405470)
I can see it now...'Hey homie, yu ain't 6 foot apart (waving gun) move your stupid azz 'way'
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Reply 21 - Posted by: msjena 5/8/2020 8:43:59 PM (No. 405472)
Chicago doesn’t have the money to hire additional workers. Lori is turning into a nanny-in-chief.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Omen55 5/9/2020 12:28:27 AM (No. 405537)
Your papers,please.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Trigger2 5/9/2020 2:48:45 AM (No. 405583)
But, but, but, isn't Chicago broke? Who's paying for it? Soros? Gates? The Butcher? Oh wait, scratch that. She'll never part with any dollar she got through corruption.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: weejun 5/9/2020 3:51:44 AM (No. 405604)
Add swastika armbands and jackboots, #4.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: The Remnants 5/9/2020 4:45:47 AM (No. 405613)
It seems to me that this crisis is exposing those who are politicians and those who are leaders.
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