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  • NBC-Milwaukee Host To Bloomberg: 'Don't Let The Door Hit You On The Way Out'

    08/18/2014 6:57:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/18/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    During the August 17 airing of NBC-Milwaukee's Sunday Insight on WTMJ, host Charlie Sykes spoke to Michael Bloomberg's unsuccessful involvement in the Milwaukee County Sheriff's race by saying, "Thanks for stopping by Mike, don't let the door hit you on the way out."
  • Gun fight? National political donors spend hundreds of thousands on local Milwaukee sheriff's race

    08/12/2014 4:46:06 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    Fox ^ | 8-12-14 | Fox
    WASHINGTON – National political donors with deep pockets are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a local Wisconsin sheriff’s race that pits gun control groups against the National Rifle Association. On Tuesday, voters in Milwaukee County, Wis. will decide whether they’ll give controversial Sheriff David Clarke Jr. - a staunch supporter of Second Amendment rights known for his outspoken ads -- another term in office or side with his opponent, police lieutenant Chris Moews.
  • Bloomberg to spend $50 million to challenge NRA on gun safety

    04/17/2014 2:30:34 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    (CNN) -- Michael Bloomberg is investing a chunk of his personal fortune to minimize the influence of the National Rifle Association. The former New York City mayor pledged $50 million to his new group Everytown for Gun Safety, an umbrella organization for his two other gun control groups: Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. It aims to make the political climate more supportive of gun control. The new organization plans to compete against the NRA by adopting its playbook. The NRA has built an impressive and effective organization that touts millions of members,...
  • Michael Bloomberg, Gun Control And Fabricated Numbers

    04/04/2014 8:03:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    investors.com ^ | 4/3/2014 | JOHN R. LOTT JR.
    No doubt, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg passionately believes in gun control. To his credit, he puts his own money — tens of millions of dollars, and possibly much more — into pushing the issue politically. But Bloomberg's push hasn't been just political advertising, lobbying and media appearances. He also funds studies that have gone overboard in backing up his anti-gun beliefs. To put it plainly, they have not only exaggerated their conclusions but have fabricated numbers. And these incorrect numbers have then been used to push for more regulations.
  • Exclusive: Bloomberg tapped to be U.N. cities, climate change envoy - sources

    01/30/2014 6:15:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Yahoo! News / Reuters ^ | January 30, 2014 | Michelle Nichols
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been tapped to be U.N. special envoy for cities and climate change, sources familiar with the situation said on Thursday. Barring any last minute changes, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon - who is seeking to re-energize the global climate change debate and boost the United Nations' role - could make the announcement as early as Friday, the sources said on the condition of anonymity. Bloomberg, a billionaire philanthropist who left office last month, made combating climate change a key focus during his 12 years leading the United States most populous city. He also...
  • Protest Planned Against Last-Minute Bloomberg Push for Mandatory Flu Vaccines

    12/10/2013 12:05:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Politicker.com ^ | December 9, 2013 | Colin Campbell and Jill Colvin
    Autism advocates are set to protest tomorrow against a quiet effort by Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration to require annual flu vaccinations for all New York City schoolchildren.On Wednesday, with just three weeks to go until he leaves office, Mr. Bloomberg’s controversial Board of Health is set to vote on new rules that would force children as young as six months old to be immunized each year before December 31 if they attend licensed day care or pre-school programs.“Young children have a high risk of developing severe complications from influenza. One-third of children under five in New York City do not...
  • Nearly 1000 New Yorkers Arrested Under SAFE Act

    11/29/2013 1:08:20 PM PST · by Kip Russell · 20 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | Nov 29, 2013 | Robert Farago
    “Nearly 1,000 people have been charged under the NY Safe Act in the eight months since the tougher gun control law was passed, according to the state’s Division of Criminal Justice Services,” syracuse.com reports. “Nearly 90 percent were accused of a crime that pre-dates the new act – including having a sawed-off long gun or an unregistered pistol – but was elevated to a felony when the Safe Act went on the books Jan. 15. The arrests dealing with the more controversial portions of the Safe Act, including possession of a large capacity magazine or a newly defined ‘assault weapon,’...
  • NYC City Council debates ban on plastic-foam takeout containers

    11/25/2013 4:09:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | November 25, 2013 | Melissa Quinn
    New York City Major Michael Bloomberg is claiming one more casualty before he officially ends his reign as overreaching “Nanny,” with the City Council debating a ban on plastic-foam takeout containers. The City Council’s sanitation committee is gearing up for a hearing on the future of the takeout containers set to take place Monday, The Associated Press reported. Members of the board are contemplating proposals to either ban the containers outright or explore options to recycle them.
  • Bloomberg's NYC Gun Control: 12 Shot, Five Killed, No Arrests

    10/21/2013 3:23:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/21/2013 | AWR HAWKINS
    In a NYC shooting spree that started Friday night and ended Saturday evening, 12 were shot, five were killed, none were arrested--welcome to Mayor Bloomberg's gun control extravaganza. According to the New York Daily News, "three people were killed and two were wounded in the Bronx, two were killed and four were wounded in Brooklyn, and one was wounded in Queens."Almost all the shootings were spawned by arguments or fights and involved--in one case--persons with a combined rap sheet of "77 prior arrests." In one of the other homicides a man started a fight with 24-year-old Marcus Castillo. When it looked like...
  • Mayor launching crusade against tanning salons

    10/12/2013 7:44:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 11, 2013 | Carl Campanile
    <p>The city is launching a new offensive to monitor tanning salons and warn customers of the dangers of skin cancer from overexposure to UV radiation, The Post has learned.</p> <p>In what could be the Bloomberg’s Administration’s final health crusade, the anti-tanorexic plan will be submitted to the Board of Health on Tuesday,. The board — all appointees of Mayor Bloomberg — is expected to adopt the new rules, which would take effect in the spring following public hearings.</p>
  • Bloomberg sued over guns, soda ban, 'meatless Mondays'

    10/11/2013 8:36:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 10, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been hit with two suits this week, one demanding information on his anti-gun campaign, and the other targeting his soda and fat bans. Both are Freedom of Information lawsuits from Washington groups that charge the mayor's office with delaying release of critical information about his efforts to start a national campaign to limit guns and boost the health value of food sold in cities. The public watchdog group Judicial Watch on Thursday filed their suit demanding emails between Bloomberg's office, his group Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Vice President Biden. The group charges that...
  • Waking a Sleeping Giant in Colorado

    09/12/2013 7:28:01 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 12 sept 2013 | John Lott
    Two weeks ago, the Washington Post declared the recall elections of two powerful state senators in Colorado a national “referendum on guns.” Indeed, the defeat of state-senate president John Morse and fellow state senator Angela Giron will cause some Democrats to rethink their push on gun control. But of course, many Democrats have reacted by shrugging off the results. Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has dismissed the losses as the result of “voter suppression, pure and simple” (orchestrated by the National Rifle Association and the Koch brothers, of course). Mark Glaze, executive director of Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against...
  • Does New York City Mayor Bloomberg want to ban e-cigarettes too?

    08/11/2013 8:05:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    FOX News ^ | August 9, 2013 | FOX News
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn’t just want to limit the use of cigarettes – but electronic cigarettes as well. In a newly leaked draft of three tobacco-related bills soon to be voted on by the NYC City Council, the new definition of “tobacco products” under city law would be changed to include e-cigarettes and related components, parts and accessories. If the ordinances pass, the display of e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco would be banned in retail stores. Also, while tobacco and menthol flavored e-cigarettes would still be available in retail stores, all other flavored e-cigarettes could only be sold...
  • New 'Health' Plan: Deliberately 'Slow' Elevators Make People Climb Stairs (Bloomberg)

    08/07/2013 1:09:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | August 7, 2013 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – As part of his ongoing campaign to transform New York City into what he calls “Fit City,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg is promoting “active design” for low-income housing developments being built there, including plans to prompt residents to use the stairs and rooftop gardens for growing “healthy” foods. In 2010, the Bloomberg Administration and other public and private sector groups issued the “Active Design Guidelines,” which promotes car-free neighborhoods, encourages “physical movement” inside buildings and “improves access to nutritious food.”The Center for Action Design was launched next as a resource for architects and developers who sign on to the...
  • Should Illegal Immigrants Be Sent To Detroit

    08/01/2013 9:55:07 AM PDT · by pinochet · 22 replies
    Last year, New York Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, suggested that illegal immigrants be sent to Detroit. See: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/bloomberg-make-immigrants-live-detroit-if-they-survive-7-years-make-them-citizens I think that this is a great idea. Because of America's highest crime rates, 65 percent of the population of Detroit left the city, so there is a lot of room in the city. The illegal immigrants should be forcibly transported to Detroit, and not receive any government welfare of any kind, and the government should block all exits from Detroit to prevent the immigrants from fleeing from Detroit for two years.
  • Bloomberg to urge Cuomo to veto bill to allow sparkler sales outside of NYC over terror target fears

    06/29/2013 9:53:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 26, 2013 | CARL CAMPANILE
    It could spark terrorism! Mayor Bloomberg will urge Gov. Cuomo to veto legislation that would legalize the sale of sparklers outside New York City, arguing that terrorists could resort to using even kiddie fireworks to ignite a bomb. And that’s a risk not worth taking, City Hall officials said. The mayor opposes the measure, which the Legislature passed last week, even though it wouldn’t apply to the five boroughs, where a ban on sparklers — and all other fireworks — would remain in effect. The bill would allow the sale of sparklers and other small “novelty” fireworks only in counties...
  • Bloomberg: If sparklers are legal, the terrorists will win

    06/27/2013 8:08:57 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 28 replies
    Citing national security concerns and the war on terror, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg asked New York Gov. Michael Cuomo to ban the sale of children’s fireworks. City officials worried that sparklers — handheld fireworks that emit colorful sparks and are often waved through the air by kids on the Fourth of July — could be used in terrorist attacks, according to The New York Post. “A recent attempt to harm innocent lives provides a frightening example of how legally purchased… Fireworks can cause dramatic harm and even kill,” said Joseph Garba, Bloomberg’s state legislative director, in a statement.
  • Bloomberg Plan Aims To Require Food Composting

    06/17/2013 4:44:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 57 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 17, 2013 | Mireya Navarro
    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who has tried to curb soda consumption, ban smoking in parks and encourage bike riding, is taking on a new cause: requiring New Yorkers to separate their food scraps for composting.
  • Bloomberg’s next targets: Sweet tea, energy drinks, fruit juices

    06/06/2013 4:07:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 4, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    Michael Bloomberg and his battle against bulging waistlines are targeting new villains: sweet tea, energy drinks and fruit juices. New York City’s health department launched a series of TV and bus ads on Monday that warn people about the high sugar content in drinks that are seemingly healthy. The ads cost about $1.4 million and are part of a “pouring on the pounds” campaign that dates back to 2009, The Daily Mail reports. One of the television ads shows a young boy happily slurping on a juice box. The scene takes a dramatic turn when it flashes to what appears...
  • NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s next target: Street cafes

    05/30/2013 5:50:24 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 28, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    New York City's Department of Consumer Affairs has given notice to 17 restaurants that offer sidewalk cafe dining: Stop the outdoor service. “Please be advised you have 100 business days from, and including May 1, to complete one of the following options,” the agency, which operates under Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration, said in a statement, reported by The New York Post. Option No. 1: Provide the city with a “certified land survey” to prove the cafe business is conducted on private property. Option No. 2: Filing for an exemption of zoning law. Or Option No. 3: Surrender the business permit...
  • Tobacco For Eighteen-Year-Olds? What Are Bloomberg’s Priorities?

    04/23/2013 12:46:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | April 23, 2013 | Mark Home
    For the record, I tend to think that a cigarette ban for minors may be appropriate. While I oppose prohibition for adults, I think it makes sense to say that adults shouldn’t be permitted to entice children into certain unhealthy choices. Of course, if such a prohibition is put in place, it needs to be justified by banning a substance that is clearly dangerous, not just “unhealthy” by some statistic that we know doesn’t apply to all people. If the evidence qualifies tobacco as such a substance, then I can see restricting it from children.But recent news about a new...
  • NYC appeals ruling striking down soda size limit

    03/30/2013 12:04:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 29, 2013 | Associated Press
    New York City is asking appeals judges to reinstate a ban on supersized sodas and other sugary drinks, which was struck down by a Manhattan judge the day before it was to go into effect. The city had vowed an appeal and said Thursday that lawyers had filed it late Monday. In his decision on March 11, State Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling said the 16-ounce limit on sodas and other sweet drinks arbitrarily applies to only some sugary beverages and some places that sell them.
  • Michael Bloomberg On Big Brother. 'Get Used To It' (Video)

    03/26/2013 4:12:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    Patriot Action Network ^ | March 26, 2013 | Michael Childs
    Mayor Bloomberg admits soon NYPD surveillance cameras will be on nearly every corner and in the air. 'You wait, in five years, the technology is getting better, they'll be cameras everyplace . . . whether you like it or not,' Bloomberg said Friday. 'The argument against using automation is just this craziness that 'Oh, it's Big Brother.' Get used to it!' Big Brother is watching. Now get used to it! Envisioning a future where privacy is a thing of the past, Mayor Bloomberg said Friday it will soon be impossible to escape the watchful eyes of surveillance cameras and even...
  • NRA chief says Bloomberg can't 'buy America' amid $12M gun control ad blitz

    03/24/2013 9:15:57 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | Mar. 24, 2013 | news staff
    NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre on Sunday challenged New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to spend $12 million on ads meant to pressure senators into backing strict new gun control measures, saying Bloomberg "can't buy America." Bloomberg confirmed Sunday that he plans to spend $12 million to run ads in at least 10 states, suggesting there could be a political price to pay for opposing the measures. Making clear he intends to be a counterweight to the NRA, Bloomberg said he wants to make sure the powerful gun lobby is not "the only voice" in this debate. If he can...
  • Piers Morgan: People Need Dictators and Slave Masters “Occasionally”

    03/13/2013 10:56:56 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | March 13, 2013 | Gary DeMar
    Piers Morgan and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s want to be dictators and slave masters. Regulating a person’s diet is the regulation of a person’s life. Here was Morgan’s response to a guest who disagreed with him on sugary drink control:“I think people need [these types of laws] occasionally, particularly on issues like smoking, drinking, guzzling sodas too big for them, you know, eating 16 Big Macs a day, whatever it may be, the reality is we all need a bit of nannying about that. That’s why so many people are on diets. That’s a form of nanny state.”When governments...
  • Hey, NYC! The mayor has his fingers on your volume control

    03/07/2013 9:10:45 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | March 7, 2013 | The New York Post
    <p>Mayor Bloomberg - who has already cracked down on smoking, trans fats, salt and super-sized drinks - is embarking on a new crusade: preventing New Yorkers from going deaf.</p> <p>Hizzoner's health officials are planning a social-media campaign to warn young people about the risk of losing their hearing from listening to music at high volume on personal MP3 players, The Post has learned.</p>
  • Mayor Bloomberg says to lose weight you have to eat less

    03/02/2013 4:55:22 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 1, 2013 | David Seifman
    <p>Only you're probably not going to like his advice for losing weight -- just eat less.</p> <p>"If you eat less than 2,000 calories you'll lose weight," the mayor said on his weekly WOR radio show today. "If you eat more than 2,000 calories, you'll gain weight. Now some things metabolize more quickly than others. And everyone says I should go on this kind of diet or that kind of diet. Don't eat and you'll lose weight."</p>
  • NYC Mayor Bloomberg: 'Coal is a dead man walking'

    02/28/2013 9:33:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 27, 2013 | Zack Colman
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday that the United States’ coal industry’s days are numbered. “Even though the coal industry doesn’t totally know it yet or is ready to admit it, its day is done. … Here in the U.S., I’m happy to say, the king is dead. Coal is a dead man walking,” Bloomberg said at the Advanced Research Projects Agency — Energy (ARPA-E) Energy Innovation Summit near Washington, D.C. Bloomberg has been a vocal advocate for killing coal-fired power. He said health problems from pollution and climate change-exacerbated events like Hurricane Sandy have fomented growing recognition...
  • Michael Bloomberg's PAC Spent $660,000 In 12 Days To Try To Sink The Candidacy Of A Pro-Gun Democrat

    02/09/2013 9:04:56 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    Yahoo | Business Insider ^ | Feb 8, 2013 | Rick Pearson and Bill Ruthhart
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's super political action committee has spent at least $660,000 for 12 days of TV ads blasting Democratic congressional candidate Debbie Halvorson's past support from the National Rifle Association, records filed by local affiliates of the four major networks showed Thursday. When its current ad buy ends Sunday, the Independence USA super PAC will have aired 574 half-minute broadcast TV commercials to influence the outcome of the 2nd Congressional District special election, records show. Halvorson, a former one-term congresswoman from Crete, has accused Bloomberg of trying to buy an Illinois congressional seat. She has maintained her...
  • Boycott State of New York, pull money out of Wall St, cancel trips, don't buy anything made NY.

    01/15/2013 10:18:12 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 48 replies
    If the gunowners in this country simultaneously pulled money out of NY Stock market, cancelled trips to New York, refused to buy products manufactured in New York it would affect Bloomturd, Cuomo, Sliver and the rest of the Constitution burners in that wretched state. The following listing includes the most prominent national corporations that have lent their corporate support to gun control initiatives or taken position supporting gun control. Courtesy of the NRA-ILA & SCOPE Misinformed Moms March – Sponsors They removed their page: http://www.millionmommarch.com/html/march2000/sponsors.html, but we saved the list. A & M Records Al Cafaro, Chrm. & CEO 595...
  • NYC 'Soda Ban' Decision Expected Thursday

    09/13/2012 2:06:55 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    USNews ^ | September 12, 2012
    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- New York City's controversial proposal to regulate restaurant sales of large sugary drinks is coming to a head, with the city's Board of Health scheduled to decide the measure's fate on Thursday. Mayor Michael Bloomberg's self-appointed board is expected to pass the measure, effectively prohibiting city restaurants, delis, sports facilities, and street vendors (but not grocery stores or convenience stores) from selling sweetened beverages in servings exceeding 16 ounces. The mayor has framed the issue as an urgent public health effort to combat obesity, saying the goal is to help New Yorkers make better...
  • Lebanon smoking ban takes effect, sparking anger

    09/04/2012 11:49:56 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/4/12 | Rana Moussaoui
    smoking ban in all closed public spaces, including coffee shops, restaurants and bars, went into force in Lebanon on Monday under new legislation that promises hefty fines for lawbreakers. In a country considered a "smokers' paradise," the law took effect a year ago in airports, hospitals and schools, but took hold on a wider basis on Monday, also banning tobacco advertisements criticised for luring youths into the habit. Smokers caught lighting up in a closed public space face a $90 penalty, while restaurant or cafe owners who turn a blind eye to offenders could be fined anything from $900 to...
  • Mayor Bloomberg Says Cops Should Go On Strike Until Americans Give Up Their Guns

    07/25/2012 7:51:49 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    Reason ^ | 7-24-12 | mike riggs
    We've been hearing a lot of that recently. Earlier this year, The New York Times reprinted a Department of Justice press release and slapped this lede on top of it: “As violent crime has decreased across the country, a disturbing trend has emerged: Rising numbers of police officers are being killed.” Bloomberg and The New York Times are both wrong: In 2008, ten times more civilians regular people were killed by cops than cops were killed by perps. In 2011, 72 cops were shot and killed in the entire U.S.; in L.A. County alone, cops shot and killed 54 suspects...
  • Mayor rigs wacky A/C to keep his SUV chilled (Bloomberg a terrorist, by his own definition)

    06/27/2012 8:32:23 AM PDT · by dead · 30 replies
    NY Post | June 27, 2012 | DAVID SEIFMAN
    Who’s full of hot air? Mayor Bloomberg wants to maintain his politically correct credentials on global warming — but hates to get into a hot car when he leaves an air conditioned building. The solution his aides came up with could easily have doubled as a stunt on David Letterman’s show. In full view of bemused tourists and other passers-by, workers yesterday performed what looked like a comedy routine: They hoisted a standard room air conditioner to a side window of one of the mayor’s SUVs parked in the City Hall lot to see if it would fit... < snip...
  • NYC Mayor Bloomberg: 'Government’s Highest Duty' Is to Push 'Healthy' Foods

    09/28/2011 12:36:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/28/11 | Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) - During a United Nations General Assembly summit on non-communicable diseases -- a discussion that included diet and eating habits -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said “governments at all levels must make healthy solutions the default social option. Speaking on the government's role in diet and health last week, Bloomberg told the UN General Assembly, “There are powers only governments can exercise, policies only governments can mandate and enforce and results only governments can achieve. To halt the worldwide epidemic of non-communicable diseases, governments at all levels must make healthy solutions the default social option. That is...
  • Mayor Bloomberg Warns Of Rioting If Unemployment Remains High

    09/16/2011 2:33:35 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 22 replies
    Mayor Bloomberg Warns Of Rioting If Unemployment Remains High September 16, 2011 5:08 PM NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Pedestrians were seemingly content on the streets of upper Manhattan Friday, but Mayor Michael Bloomberg believes there’s an undercurrent of economic distress that could upset the tranquil street scene. “You have a lot of kids graduating college, can’t find jobs, that’s what happened in Cairo. That’s what happened in Madrid. You don’t want those kind of riots here,” Bloomberg said on his Friday morning radio show. Mentioning these street protests overseas during a gloomy assessment of economic prospects in the u-s. “The...
  • Mayor Bloomberg predicts riots in the streets if economy doesn't create more jobs

    09/16/2011 9:57:17 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 107 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/16/11 | Erin Einhorn and Corky Siemaszko
    Mayor Bloomberg warned Friday there would be riots in the streets if Washington doesn't get serious about generating jobs. "We have a lot of kids graduating college, can't find jobs," Bloomberg said on his weekly WOR radio show. "That's what happened in Cairo. That's what happened in Madrid. You don't want those kinds of riots here."
  • Back to the Future on Poverty Policy - Mayor Bloomberg’s latest program is a greatest-hits...

    08/10/2011 4:09:00 PM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies
    City Journal ^ | 9 August 2011 | Heather Mac Donald
    Mayor Bloomberg’s latest program is a greatest-hits package of failed ideas.Selective amnesia is an essential trait in anyone promoting government antipoverty initiatives. Last week, as he announced the Young Men’s Initiative, a government effort to improve the life outcomes of black and Hispanic males, New York mayor Michael Bloomberg tried to assert the radically new nature of the program. The “pioneering new initiative” (which will cost taxpayers $67.5 million, with another $60 million thrown in by George Soros and Bloomberg himself) represented “an entirely new approach” to poverty reduction, said Bloomberg. The “across-the-board policy reforms” of the “action plan” would...
  • Bloomberg Ad Invokes Al Qaeda in Fighting Illegal Guns

    06/29/2011 8:50:22 AM PDT · by Palter · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 28 June 2011 | DAVID W. CHEN
    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is back on the air with another political ad, and this time his focus is guns.Just a few weeks after an operative from Al Qaeda released a video urging Islamic militants to take advantage of America as a country “absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms,” Mr. Bloomberg and his national anti-illegal gun coalition, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, released a commercial on Tuesday urging Congress to close what they say is a loophole in gun laws. That loophole is gun shows, the mayors say, where all kinds of people — even terrorists — can purchase firearms.The ad...
  • NYC restaurants face fines for not posting grade

    06/14/2011 12:17:10 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 14, 2011 | DAVID SEIFMAN
    The Health Department reported today that its inspectors have handed out 704 fines to eateries that failed to post their grades as required by a law that took effect last July. Another 100 restaurants were cited for placing their grade signs in spots not clearly visible to customers. Not surprisingly, most of the violators got the worst possible grade -- C. "It's willful," declared Dan Kass, deputy commissioner for environmental health. "If it was really about ignorance of the law, we'd expect proportionate results."
  • NYC Council Bans Smoking In Parks, Beaches

    02/02/2011 4:12:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    CBSNewYork.com ^ | 2/2/11 | CBS
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Smokers have just one message to Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council members: butt out of our business. “We’re outside. We should have freedom to smoke,” City Hall Park smoker Harvey Forbes told CBS 2’s Magee Hickey. By a vote of 36 to 11 on Wednesday the City Council approved a bill to ban smoking in all city parks, beaches and pedestrian plazas. “People who have made the decision not to smoke have civil liberties too and their health and their lives should not be negatively impacted because other people have decided to smoke,” Council Speaker...
  • Emails show Bloomberg office's desire to get Ground Zero mosque built (9/11 Victory Mosque)

    12/23/2010 2:28:28 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/23/10 | SALLY GOLDENBERG
    Dozens of emails between Mayor Bloomberg’s aides and developers of the proposed mosque near Ground Zero show the mayor’s office has gone out of its way to support the controversial plan – with one of his commissioners going so far as to ghost write a letter to a community board leader on the mosque’s behalf.
  • Labels Urged for Food That Can Choke

    05/26/2010 11:02:06 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 63 replies · 1,006+ views
    NY TIMES ^ | 5-25-10 | LAURIE TARKAN
    On a July afternoon in 2006, Patrick Hale microwaved a bag of popcorn for his two young children and sat down with them to watch television. When he got up to change the channel, he heard a strange noise behind him, and turned to see his 23-month-old daughter, Allison, turning purple and unable to breathe.
  • Brooklyn's 81st Precinct probed by NYPD for fudging stats; felonies allegedly marked as misdemeanors

    02/02/2010 7:12:15 AM PST · by butterdezillion · 31 replies · 935+ views
    The link talks about the NYPD being investigated for misreporting felonies in order to make the department look good at reducing crime rates. The whistle-blower was sent to a mental hospital for psychiatric evaluation against his will. The conclusion of that evaluation was that he's just a little naive about how government works. He thought cops were supposed to be truthful. I'm feeling his pain. I think we all are. There are so many crooks - so many illegal activities with government that we can't give any one story the time it deserves. At this point a bigger story would...