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  • NY in Medi-$hambles

    05/29/2013 5:27:48 PM PDT · by PMAS · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 29, 2013 | Michael Goodwin
    There’s often magic and meaning in round numbers: The Dow index passes 15,000, a baseball player hits .300, crime falls to 50-year lows. Here’s a milestone that tells a different kind of story: The number of people on Medicaid in New York City has passed 3 million. As records go, this one carries a dubious distinction — and a red alert about the future. The rise in enrollment, from 2.5 million in 2005, to 2.9 million in 2011, to 3.1 million today, adds another headache for the next mayor. In a city of 8.3 million people, that over 37 percent...
  • Citi On The Election: "Ignore Pundits & Partisans; HuffPo Data Says Obama"

    10/19/2012 6:37:49 AM PDT · by PMAS · 13 replies ^ | 10/18/12 | ZeroHedge
    With less than 20 days to go to the election, the Presidential race has tightened following Romney's performances in the debates, as the Republican challenger has overtaken the president in the national averages for the first time this year (and RealClearPolitics has him with an edge in the electoral college also). But ever the fair-and-balance bank, Citi believes that Obama's advantages remain substantial, as an incumbent president in an improving economic environment. In this broad discussion, the Pandit-less bank addresses 'the data' driving their Obama call, what would have to happen for a Romney win, the Senate and House split,...
  • Mother of Fallen SEAL: White House Leaks Threaten Lives

    10/10/2012 9:36:58 PM PDT · by PMAS · 3 replies
    Veterans For A Strong America ^ | Veterans For A Strong America
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  • Who Is Thomas Peterffy, and Why Is He Warning Us About Socialism?

    10/10/2012 9:18:40 PM PDT · by PMAS · 20 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | October 10, 2012 | Tim Sprinkle
    Candidates, parties, super PACs ... now even private citizens are promoting their own agendas in political advertisements. Billionaire Thomas Peterffy is perhaps best known as the founder of electronic stock trading firm Interactive Brokers, but the Hungarian-born American entrepreneur also grew up in the shadow of socialism and is not excited about what he sees happening here in the U.S. On Wednesday he began airing his own, privately financed one-minute ad addressing his concerns about the U.S. election and urging viewers to vote Republican. "I grew up in a socialist country and I have seen what that does to people," Peterffy, who is...
  • Long Island villages face soaring pension obligations (NY Public Unions fleecing the taxpayers)

    01/23/2012 9:52:36 AM PST · by PMAS · 5 replies
    Newsday ^ | January 21, 2012 | RANDI F. MARSHALL
    State public pension contributions for villages across Long Island will total more than $115 million between now and February 2013, forcing officials to consider hiring freezes, tax increases and potential service cuts. The villages' 2013 tab alone is more than double what it was in 2010, largely because of the state's need to make up for substantial stock market losses the pension plans suffered in 2008 and 2009. Pension payouts are guaranteed by the state constitution, and when stocks do poorly, local employers have to make up the difference -- a process that lasts for years after the market losses...
  • “Make $350-650 a week “protesting” on Wall Street"

    10/09/2011 5:11:52 PM PDT · by PMAS · 158 replies · 1+ views
    Craig's List ^ | 10/7/2011 | Craigs List The Working Families Party (WFP) ( is New York's most energetic, independent and progressive political party. Formed in 1998 by a grassroots coalition of community organizations, neighborhood activists, and labor unions, we came together to build a society that works for all of us, not just Wall Street CEOs and the well-connected. WFP is independent from corporate and government funding and in-addition we are community based; community funded and equally uninfluenced by both major parties. Our agenda focuses on economic and social justice, corporate accountability, job creation, environmental protection, and investment in education and healthcare. For the past twelve...
  • Barack Obama For Sale : 50% Off

    09/15/2011 4:23:44 PM PDT · by PMAS · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9/15/2011 | Tyler Durden
    The following email intercept from a senior Managing Director of Obama bastion Evercore (Roger Altman: nuf said), explains all there is to know about  the Obama presidency, but it does not explain why Groupon still does not have a "meet your president, half off price" coupon yet. Anyway, we'll got and report ourselves to @AttackWatch immediately as this is obviously a non-subversive counter-disinformation campaign. Hi there - fundraising this quarter has been a struggle (as you can imagine give all the negative stuff around the President) - they are offering a one off opportunity to attend this small dinner on...
  • Obama's Approval Rating Plummets in New York

    08/12/2011 6:49:45 PM PDT · by PMAS · 36 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 12, 2012 | Caitlin Huey-Burns
    Obama's Approval Rating Plummets in New York By Caitlin Huey-Burns - August 12, 2011 President Obama's approval rating has taken a sharp dive in the Democratic stronghold of New York, according to a new survey released Friday. A Quinnipiac University poll found 49 percent of voters disapprove of the job Obama is doing as president, while 45 percent approve, marking the first time the president's approval numbers have been under water in a Quinnipiac poll taken in the Empire State. Obama has seen his numbers drop sharply since a June Quinnipiac survey in which 57 percent approved of his performance...
  • 2013

    07/27/2011 7:45:40 AM PDT · by PMAS · 11 replies
    email | Unknown | Unknown
    I received this email, not sure if it was ever posted, but it is still worth posting again: 2013 One sunny day in January, 2013 an old man approached the White House from across Pennsylvania Avenue , where he'd been sitting on a park bench. He spoke to the U.S. . Marine standing guard and said, "I would like to go in and meet with President Obama." The Marine looked at the man and said, "Sir, Obama is no longer president and no longer resides here." The old man said, "Okay", and walked away. The following day, the same man...
  • Tell Weiner to resign (petition)

    06/10/2011 11:40:53 AM PDT · by PMAS · 21 replies ^ | June 10, 2011 | Me
    This Weiner needs to go immediately. Sign the Petition:
  • NYC outdoor smoking extinguished from May 23

    02/23/2011 12:20:34 PM PST · by PMAS · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb, 23, 2011 | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Smoking in New York City's parks, beaches, boardwalks, pedestrian plazas and other public spaces will be banned from May 23 despite complaints about excessive meddling by government in people's private lives. Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed the legislation on Tuesday after the city council voted 36 to 12 in favor of the smoking restrictions earlier this month. The law extends the city's existing ban on smoking in restaurants and bars. "Frederick Law Olmsted hailed public parks as the 'lungs of the city' - a haven where one could escape the overcrowded, noisy and polluted streets," Bloomberg said...
  • How much would you give to see Barney Frank loose his election ?

    10/29/2010 8:03:01 AM PDT · by PMAS · 37 replies
    October 29, 2010 | Me
    So what are you waiting for ? Sean Bielat
  • Redistricting Fight Starts Nov. 2 (Florida Gov. race is pivotal)

    10/27/2010 6:08:43 AM PDT · by PMAS · 2 replies
    Redistricting Fight Starts Nov. 2 Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott stands with running mate Jennifer Carroll at a campaign stop Tuesday in New Port Richey, Fla.... View Enlarged Image Republicans are poised to retake control of the House after the midterm elections. Big state-level gains should bolster their chances of winning and holding more seats in the coming years. Population trends should give more House seats and electoral votes to "red" states at the expense of typically "blue" states. Additionally, Republicans will get a boost in redistricting battles next year from expected big gains in statehouses and governorships.

    10/26/2010 1:01:41 PM PDT · by PMAS · 5 replies
    October 26, 2010
    “HAS THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT BEEN GOOD FOR AMERICA?” (from Joe DioGuardi R-NY) This was the question asked by the reporters from NY-1, YNN, and Noticias-TV at the second televised debate between former Congressman Joe DioGuardi and sitting U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on October 21 in Troy, New York. Joe DioGuardi answered emphatically, “Absolutely.” Kirsten Gillibrand, who was appointed by NY State Governor David Paterson to fill the second U.S. Senate seat representing New York, held by Hillary Clinton until she left to become Secretary of State, answered, “No.” With her response, Gillibrand demonstrated that she is out of touch...
  • McCarthy (D-NY) tested in bid for an 8th term (NY-4)

    10/22/2010 8:04:38 AM PDT · by PMAS · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Newsday ^ | October 19, 2010 10:09 PM | By CELESTE HADRICK
    where Map Data - Terms of UseMap DataCloseMap data ©2010 Google MapMapSatelliteHybridTerrainview large map It was a story of tragedy turned to triumph. A Mineola nurse whose husband was killed and son wounded during a murderous rampage on the Long Island Rail Road runs for Congress and soundly defeats the Republican incumbent who voted against gun control. "I don't want to go to Congress and get caught up with whatever goes on there," Carolyn McCarthy said after her upset victory in 1996. "I don't want to change. I like who I am." She predicted she would return to her modest...
  • One large trader led to May 6 stock market plunge (BS Alert)

    10/01/2010 11:49:22 AM PDT · by PMAS · 22 replies
    AP ^ | Friday October 1, 2010, 2:20 pm | Marcy Gordon and Daniel Wagner, AP Business Writers
    One large trader led to May 6 stock market plunge Gov't report finds large trader triggered May 6 stock market plunge with $4.1B computer trade Marcy Gordon and Daniel Wagner, AP Business Writers, On Friday October 1, 2010, 2:20 pm WASHINGTON (AP) -- A trading firm's use of a computer sell order triggered the May 6 market plunge, which sent the Dow Jones industrial average dropping nearly 1,000 points in less than a half-hour. A report issued Friday by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission determined the so-called "flash crash" was caused when the trading...
  • Republicans block bill to lift military gay ban

    09/21/2010 2:34:24 PM PDT · by PMAS · 76 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | September 21, 2010 | ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press Writer Anne Flaherty, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked legislation that would have repealed the law banning gays from serving openly in the military. The partisan vote was a defeat for Senate Democrats and gay rights advocates, who saw the bill as their last chance before November's elections to overturn the law known as "don't ask, don't tell." With the 56-43 vote, Democrats fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance the legislation. It also would have authorized $726 billion in defense spending including a pay raise for troops.
  • Math By The Numbers (better version)

    08/17/2010 10:44:07 AM PDT · by PMAS
    August 16, 2010
    This was sent to me by a friend who works for a large company in the financial sector Math By The Numbers 1. GLOBAL BUSINESS - 47% of the sales of the S&P 500 companies in calendar year 2009 were made outside the United States. The S&P 500 is an unmanaged index of 500 widely held stocks that is generally considered representative of the US stock market (source: S&P). 2. THE DEAD RISE - On 8/13/79 (i.e., 31 years ago), BusinessWeek’s cover story was titled “The Death of Equities.” The S&P 500 closed at 107 on 8/13/79. The index closed...
  • Math By The Numbers

    08/17/2010 10:34:01 AM PDT · by PMAS · 5 replies
    August 16, 2010
    This was sent to me by a friend employed by a large company in the financial sector Math By The Numbers 1. GLOBAL BUSINESS - 47% of the sales of the S&P 500 companies in calendar year 2009 were made outside the United States. The S&P 500 is an unmanaged index of 500 widely held stocks that is generally considered representative of the US stock market (source: S&P). 2. THE DEAD RISE - On 8/13/79 (i.e., 31 years ago), BusinessWeek’s cover story was titled “The Death of Equities.” The S&P 500 closed at 107 on 8/13/79. The index closed at...
  • What the Double-Dip Recession Will Look Like

    08/16/2010 6:49:12 AM PDT · by PMAS · 16 replies
    24 / 7 Wall Street ^ | Monday, August 16, 2010 | Douglas A. McIntyre
    "Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe the economy has yet to hit bottom, a sharply higher percentage than the 53% who felt that way in January," according to a recent Wall Street Journal poll. A growing and vocal minority of economists believes that there will be a double-dip recession primarily because of the intransigence of high unemployment and the rapidly faltering housing market. The notion of a "jobless recovery" has been around since the recessions of the 1950s and 1960s. It is a concept built on a relatively simple idea: employment lags during a recession but it is always part of...