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  • Report: After taxes, Ithaca residents left with just 2 percent of income

    05/19/2017 7:56:40 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 21 replies
    © Copyright 2017 Ithaca Times ^ | May 18, 2017 | By Vaughn Golden
    Reclaim NY hosted the event leading up to the release of a fully-fledged report on the affordability crisis and its detailed effect on Tompkins County. The report accredits a general economic decline in the Southern Tier to a loss of manufacturing sectors while other regions in the state continue to develop and therefore put Albany’s spending one step ahead. “Unlike Long Island or the Lower Hudson Valley that have higher incomes and larger tax bases, unfunded mandates are bankrupting county and town governments in the Southern Tier to the point where some can’t even afford a paint job on public...
  • America Confronts The World: Cornell U to Offer Anti-Trump Course

    05/09/2017 6:21:14 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05.06.17 | by Fox News Insider
    Cornell University is adding a class to its fall curriculum called "America Confronts the World," The course description says the class will examine the differences between President Trump's "xenophobic nationalism" and President Obama's "pragmatic cosmopolitanism." Neetu Chandak, a student at the Ithaca, N.Y. school, said the campus is already well-known for its tendency toward liberal indoctrination. Chandak said the course sounds like one where she would not feel comfortable expressing her own personal views. She added that as a residency staff member, she is already ostracized by her fellow R.A.'s who do not share her worldview.
  • Explaining how, why an undocumented immigrant was arrested by ICE in Ithaca

    05/03/2017 12:43:27 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 31 replies
    © Copyright The Ithaca Voice. All rights reserved. ^ | MAY 3, 2017 | BY JOLENE ALMENDAREZ
    ITHACA, N.Y. -- The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement took an undocumented Mexican immigrant into custody Tuesday morning in Ithaca and scores of people in the community who considered the city a "sanctuary" are asking the same question: “How did this happen here?” Jose Lopez Guzman, 32, was taken into custody by multiple ICE agents around 11:30 a.m. on Cascadilla Street. He does not have family members in Ithaca. ICE said in a brief statement Tuesday night that the arrest happened “following a routine targeted enforcement action.” Khaalid Walls, regional director of communications for the northeast region of ICE, clarified...
  • Cornell male singing group booted from campus for hazing

    04/28/2017 8:41:37 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 22 replies
    news ^ | April 28, 2017
    ITHACA, N.Y. — Cornell University officials say the college's oldest all-male a capella group has been permanently dismissed from campus for hazing that included requiring new members to put Icy Hot muscle cream on their genitals........
  • Upstate NY congressman raises record $585,000 after facing angry crowds

    04/18/2017 10:36:03 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 20 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse, NY ^ | April 17, 2017 at 3:19 PM | By Mark Weiner | mweiner@syracuse.com
    WASHINGTON -- The Upstate New York congressman who faced overflowing crowds of protesters at town hall meetings managed to raise a record amount of money after the protests gained national attention. U.S. Rep. Tom Reed raised $585,282 in the first quarter of the year, a personal high for the fourth-term Republican from Corning. Reed's cash haul more than doubled the amount raised by each of the other members of Congress from Upstate New York, according to new disclosure reports filed with the Federal Election Commission. "We are off to our best start ever with more than a half-million dollars in...
  • Ithaca schools, human rights office object to withdrawal of transgender guidelines

    04/05/2017 8:02:39 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 10 replies
    © Copyright The Ithaca Voice. All rights reserved ^ | APRIL 5, 2017 | BY KELSEY O'CONNOR
    ITHACA, N.Y. — The Ithaca City School District and Tompkins County Office of Human Rights have sent out a joint statement reassuring the community that transgender students will be protected in schools. They issued a statement this week in objection to the decision by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice to withdraw federal guidelines regarding transgender students in schools. "Please know that we remain committed to the vigorous support for a student’s right to be respectfully treated according to their gender identity and to be free from discrimination, harassment, and bullying. We encourage all school districts in Tompkins County...
  • 200 Protest ‘Creepy Tweeter’-in-Chief at Women’s March in Ithaca

    03/09/2017 8:00:31 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 17 replies
    © Copyright 2017, The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | 03.09.17 | By Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs
    <p>Gusts of wind howled through the Ithaca Commons on Wednesday, flapping banners and dragging a rattling tambourine along the ground. But Ithaca’s women were louder.</p> <p>Nearly 200 women and men stomped along a one-mile loop from City Hall to the Commons in a march that served to both celebrate International Women’s Day and protest proposals from President Donald Trump and other Republicans on issues including health care and immigration.</p>
  • The Cost of Conservatism @ Cornell...Hosting Conservative Speakers Comes With Added Expenses (TR)

    03/03/2017 6:43:15 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 6 replies
    The right to speak on Cornell’s campus is a “paramount value,” one upon which the University has an “essential dependence,” according to the Campus Code of Conduct... But some groups that have hosted conservative speakers on campus are not buying the administration’s rhetoric, citing the thousands of dollars they have been asked to pay the University for security at their events. And they say it is a cost that hosts of conservative speakers disproportionately have to bear. “The University, through its current policy — intentional or not — imposes additional financial and administrative costs on groups wishing to host conservative...
  • Here’s how liberal activists astroturfed town hall protests against Rep. Tom Reed (#NY23)

    02/25/2017 6:41:34 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 30 replies
    Legal Insurrection, All Rights Reserved. ^ | 02/24/17 | William A. Jacobson
    <p>You probably have seen viral videos of the disruption of town halls held by Congressman Tom Reed.</p> <p>The media narrative is that there was an organic, grassroots uprising by concerned citizens.</p> <p>Don’t believe it. As detailed below, there was a well-organized national and local campaign to get activists to Reed’s town halls for the specific purpose of creating a protest environment. Instructions how to protest and what questions to ask were circulated. Though the town halls were in the western part of the district, liberal groups in Ithaca and Tompkins county organized protests and got their members there. Other liberal groups like Planned Parenthood also got their people out.</p>
  • Unanimous vote: Ithaca now a Sanctuary City with some teeth

    02/02/2017 8:34:05 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 30 replies
    © Copyright The Ithaca Voice. All rights reserved. ^ | FEBRUARY 2, 2017 | BY JOLENE ALMENDAREZ
    ITHACA, N.Y. -- After nearly two hours of public comment and at least 30 speakers in favor of a newly proposed ordinance, Ithaca's Common Council unanimously voted to add teeth to its Sanctuary City policy, which was first passed in 1985, for Salvadoran and Guatemalan refugees City officials, including police officers, are now specifically directed to not ask for a person's immigration status unless the person is actively committing a crime related to their status. The legal ordinance means that local law enforcement will not enforce federal immigration laws.
  • Sisters Create ‘Ithaca Women Are Nasty’ T-Shirts to Raise Money for Planned Parenthood

    01/18/2017 6:34:30 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 21 replies
    © Copyright 2017, The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | 01/18/17 | By Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs
    Two Ithaca sisters couldn’t believe their ears when they heard Donald Trump call Hillary Clinton “such a nasty woman” during the final presidential debate in October. “I was speechless,” Christina Constas, who has been an Ithaca resident for more than a decade, told The Sun. Nearly three months later, the sisters have turned the phrase into a rallying cry for Ithacans worried about what President-elect Trump’s words and policies will mean for women and women’s health services across the country.
  • WNYY to drop liberal talk for oldies

    01/12/2017 8:29:58 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 56 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 1-12-17 | Lance Venta
    5Saga Liberal Talk 1470 WNYY Ithaca NY will drop the format for Oldies on February 1. In an interview with the Ithaca Times, General Manager Chet Osadchey stated that the move is due to lack of programming to fill out a schedule as only Alan Colmes, Thom Hartmann, and Stephanie Miller remain as many others have left syndication. Osadchey made sure to emphasize that it wasn’t politically motivated decision. No word yet if Saga’s additional Liberal Talkers in Bellingham WA, Brattleboro VT, and Springfield MA will make similar moves away from the format.
  • Legal Fees Slashed in Ithaca Reverse Discrimination Case

    01/10/2017 6:17:10 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 19 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | January 9, 2017 | Joel Stashenko
    A federal judge cut in half the amount to which he said an attorney was entitled for representing a police officer in a reverse discrimination suit against the city of Ithaca. Northern District Judge Gary Sharpe granted the defendants' motion to stay the award granted to Rome lawyer AJ Bosman pending an appeal. Sharpe said plaintiff Christopher Miller's judgment of $280,004 after three trials in the case between 2012 and 2016 qualified him as the prevailing party and made Bosman eligible for fees. Miller, a white male, argued throughout the case that he was given difficult job assignments in retaliation...
  • This couple is crowdfunding their pregnancy

    01/09/2017 6:45:11 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies
    © Copyright 2017 Ithaca Times ^ | Updated Jan 6, 2017 | By Nick Reynolds
    Once they’d dated a few years, Julia and Greg eventually got married in May 2013, fresh off a year of caring for Greg’s mother in Pennsylvania. Immediately after, counting four years together, the two decided they would try to start a family. They tried for a few months, thinking eventually it would happen, but one day the pair got to the point where they were going to local doctors, trying to figure out what the problem was. Sometime last year, they decided to see what the next step looked like. This, the couple said, led them into seeking professional, medical...
  • State of the City Address: 3 ways Ithaca will fight 'openly hostile' Trump administration

    01/06/2017 6:29:29 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 48 replies
    © Copyright The Ithaca Voice. All rights reserved. ^ | JANUARY 5, 2017 | BY JOLENE ALMENDAREZ
    ITHACA, N.Y. -- In an unprecedented State of the City Address Wednesday night, Mayor Svante Myrick addressed President-Elect Donald Trump and his administration, calling it "openly hostile" and saying that the City of Ithaca will stand for the needs of its residents in the face of adversity.... "I believe the fight against fascism will be waged and be won at the local level," Myrick said. "We are the antidote to fascism. We are the antidote to the rage that encourages people to vote against anyone who seems just a bit different." He said fascist governance works because it allows people...
  • Did Media's Anti-Trump Hysteria Cause Murder of UPS Driver?

    12/22/2016 7:52:18 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 16 replies
    © COPYRIGHT 2016, FRONTPAGEMAG.COM ^ | December 20, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    An Ithaca man accused of killing a UPS driver said in court Monday afternoon that not only did he believe he shot and killed Donald Trump, but that no evidence could be presented to him to suggest otherwise. Justin R. Barkley, 38, said during his arraignment and subsequent attempt to plead guilty, "I shot and killed Donald Trump purposely, intentionally and very proudly." Now obviously Barkley is out of his mind. But the murder of an innocent man is another example of how the media's climate of hate can backfire. Did the media's paranoid fantasies about Trump feed into Barkley's...
  • Crazy Guy Murders UPS Driver, Claims He Was Killing Donald Trump

    12/20/2016 7:09:46 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 60 replies
    the Daily Caller ^ | 12/20/16 | Blake Neff
    A New York man’s legal defense for murdering a UPS driver is apparently to claim he thought he was brutally killing president-elect Donald Trump instead. Justin Barkley, a 38-year-old Ithaca man, is charged with second-degree murder for the shooting death of William Schumacher in a Wal-Mart parking lot Dec. 8. But during Barkley’s arraignment hearing Monday, during which he attempted to enter a guilty plea, Barkley says the person he killed was Trump, not Schumacher. “I shot and killed Donald Trump purposely, intentionally and very proudly,” Barkley said at the hearing....When asked whether he could be convinced otherwise, Barkley replied...
  • Cornell College Republicans president assaulted, called ‘racist bitch’

    12/16/2016 8:19:44 AM PST · by NRx · 57 replies
    College Fix ^ | 12-15-2016 | Staff
    <p>The president of the Cornell University College Republicans was shoved to the ground and called a “racist bitch” the night after the election, and campus officials are currently investigating the incident.</p> <p>“I was actually assaulted on campus for being a Republican,” Olivia Corn told The Tab. “I had someone throw me to the ground and say: ‘Fuck you, racist bitch, you support a racist party.”</p>
  • University investigating after Cornell Republicans president reportedly attacked

    12/15/2016 5:11:25 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 35 replies
    the Ithaca Voice ^ | DECEMBER 14, 2016 | BY KELSEY O'CONNOR
    Cornell University is investigating a report that the president of Cornell Republicans was attacked just after Donald Trump's election. The evening after the election, sophomore Olivia Corn, president of Cornell University College Republicans, said she was shoved to the ground while leaving a meeting and heading to her dorm room. "Out of nowhere I was on my phone and looking at my email and out of nowhere I felt two hands grab my shoulders and just sort of threw me to the ground, and they were yelling 'Fuck you racist bitch, you support a racist party,'" Corn said. She said...
  • VIDEO: Activists manipulate third-graders into hating Israel

    12/12/2016 7:41:54 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 18 replies
    Legal Insurrection, ^ | December 11, 2016 | William A. Jacobson
    On Friday morning, September 18, 2015, the third grade classes at the Beverly J. Martin School in Ithaca, NY, heard a presentation on “human rights” by Palestinian activist Bassem Tamimi and local anti-Israel activists, led by Ariel Gold....the Tamimi event was an anti-Israel propaganda event. At least one third-grade student suffered nightmares and a Letter of Reprimand was issued to the school principal for attempting to cover-up the nature of the event.... After over a year of investigation and litigation, including a court order under the NY Freedom of Information Law, Legal Insurrection has obtained a partial video of the...