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  • 850 voters in NYC are officially 164 years old

    10/22/2014 3:14:50 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 36 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 22, 2014
    A single Bronx voter listed in official records as being 164 years old led Board of Elections officials to review their files — where they turned up another 849 New Yorkers who were supposedly alive when Abe Lincoln was president.
  • Model Speaks Out(Woman brutally beaten by three men on a Crown Heights captured on Video)

    10/21/2014 10:37:00 AM PDT · by Main Street · 74 replies
    gothamist ^ | Oct 21, 2014 | John Del Signore
    A woman who was brutally beaten by three men on a Crown Heights sidewalk says the attack, which left her with a broken nose and facial lacerations, will not stop her from pursuing her modeling career. Gwendolyn Reyes, 21, was jumped by three muggers as she walked on Franklin Avenue between Prospect Place and St. Mark's Avenue at approximately 2:30 a.m. on October 2nd. Yesterday the NYPD released security camera video of the assault and robbery: Reyes, an aspiring model, says she found it "difficult to watch" the video, for obvious reasons. "They just rushed me, so the first thing...
  • Gov. Cuomo blames a busy day job for new memoir's failure to fly off shelves (Book Flop)

    10/21/2014 6:00:24 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/20/14 | CELESTE KATZ
    It's not that Gov. Cuomo's book sales stink, he told reporters Monday -- it's just that his day job keeps him kind of busy when it comes to promoting it. Cuomo's first memoir signing drew fewer than 150 people to the Barnes & Noble in Union Square last Wednesday. His Amazon ratings aren't exactly a blazing constellation of five-star endorsements either.
  • Cuomo: Washington should consider Ebola travel ban

    10/20/2014 10:56:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is saying the federal government "should seriously consider" a ban on flights traveling to New York from three West African nations plagued by Ebola. Cuomo, a Democrat up for re-election next month, said Monday it was "not in his job description" to make decisions about closing airports....
  • Does anybody have any insight into NY-24?

    10/20/2014 9:14:20 PM PDT · by MacMattico · 7 replies
    Me
    I can't stand Dan Maffei.
  • New York bans gun ownership for 34,500 citizens without due process

    10/20/2014 7:46:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/20/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    This is one case where I have to give the New York Times full credit. They have managed – at least in part – to dredge some information out of the New York State government which I have been unsuccessfully trying to obtain since May of this year. (More on that saga below.) The paper has now released details of a database kept by Empire State law enforcement of people who have had their Second Amendment rights terminated on the basis of being “mentally unstable.” The number of people in this database – created as a result of the...
  • "Disgusting" - The Met Will Perform Pro-Terrorist Opera

    10/19/2014 5:11:19 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 26 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | Oct. 19, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    The Metropolitan Opera will be performing an opera based on the murder of wheelchair bound Jewish American businessman Leon Klinghoffer at the hands of Palestinian terrorists. An opera that humanizes terrorism is bad enough but performing it in the murder victim’s hometown seems deliberately offensive. The performance will not occur without protest though.
  • New York toddler is 'beaten to death by her mother's boyfriend after...

    10/19/2014 3:20:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10.19.14 | Pedro Oliveira Jr. for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: New York toddler is 'beaten to death by her mother's boyfriend after she accidentally soiled herself' A 3-year-old girl in New York City died Saturday after her mother's boyfriend allegedly beat her to death in a fit of rage when she accidentally soiled herself. Cops found little Jeida Torres unconscious and unresponsive about 3:50pm Saturday in an apartment in Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood. Police had been called by a neighbor who heard the child screaming inside the place. 'I saw the paramedics run out with little girl wrapped in a blanket,' neighbor Keith Best, 43, told the New York...
  • New York Dominates 2014 List of America's Most Expensive ZIP Codes

    10/18/2014 8:42:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Forbes Magazine's Life Blog ^ | October 8, 2014 | Erin Carlyle
    In Atherton, Calif., 94027, the most expensive home currently on the market is a 12,840-square-foot Mediterranean mansion with a $21.988 million price tag. Not a millionaire? Good luck finding a place to live in this Silicon Valley enclave. The least expensive home for sale in the 94027 ZIP code is a 1,370-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bath bungalow. In other words, a starter home–with an asking price of $1.499 million. The median price of the 24 homes listed for sale over the summer was $9.03 million, making Atherton the most expensive ZIP code in America for the second year in a row. “Atherton...
  • NY Police Department Asking for Facebook Password, Profile when Registering Pistol

    10/18/2014 4:41:59 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 25 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/18/14 | Aurelius
    A member of New York Firearms posted both a statement and a picture that claims the city of Watervliet, New York is asking for their Facebook profile and password when registering their pistol. The post, made Wednesday evening, recounting this story: I had the form filled out with all my references, notarized, photos taken, driving record, and safety course. I went in and the officer took my folder in the back and came out and told me I have a lot more work to do and hands me a new packet including the main form except this one is on...
  • Astorino going nuclear with new ‘daisy girl’ attack ad (vs. Andrew Cuomo: NY)

    09/30/2014 7:41:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 29, 2014 | 7:21am | Carl Campanile
    Republican Rob Astorino is going nuclear in his effort to oust heavily favored Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo in the race for governor. Astorino claims in a provocative new TV spot—his own take on the infamous “daisy girl” attack ad that helped Lyndon Johnson trounce Barry Goldwater in the 1964 presidential election—that Cuomo could wind up in prison because of a federal criminal probe targeting a “cloud of corruption” hovering over the governor’s office. The original 60-second “daisy” ad, which ran at the height of the Cold War amid rabid fear of Soviet-US nuclear combat, featured a little girl in a...
  • The New York Times and Israel (again)‎

    10/17/2014 11:16:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | 10-17-14 | Elliott Abrams
    Elliott Abrams is a senior fellow for Middle East Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. This piece is reprinted with permission and can be found on Abrams' blog "Pressure Points" here. The New York Times, whose hostility to Israel is visible in both its news and its editorial ‎pages, was at it again this week. In an editorial (about the symbolic vote in the U.K. ‎parliament backing Palestinian statehood) titled "A British Message to Israel," The ‎Times's editorial board unloaded yet again with a barrage of advice, opinion -- and untruths.‎ Here are some of the key words:‎ "The...
  • NYC at the center of CDC’s Ebola war

    10/17/2014 10:15:45 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/17/14 | By Yaron Steinbuch
    NYC at the center of CDC’s Ebola war By Yaron Steinbuch New York City has become a focal point in the CDC’s battle against an Ebola outbreak in the United States, the agency said in a report released Friday. “New York City is a frequent port of entry for travelers from West Africa, a home to communities of West African immigrants who travel back to their home countries, and a home to health-care workers who travel to West Africa to treat Ebola patients,” said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s report titled “Surveillance and Preparedness for Ebola Virus Disease...
  • Grimes campaign shows Democratic women of the U.S. Senate supporting her in new ad

    10/16/2014 7:28:46 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 30 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/16/2014 | Jacqueline Pitts
    Half of all the Democratic women in the U.S. Senate are featured in a new video voicing their support for Kentucky Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. The video, released Thursday after first being shown at Grimes’ event with Hillary Clinton Wednesday evening, shows six women in the U.S. Senate saying “Shatter the glass. Break the ceiling. It’s time for Alison!” Of the twelve women in the Senate Democratic caucus, U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Patty Murray (D-WA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) are shown...
  • Apocalypse Now: Preppers Are Gearing Up for Ebola

    10/17/2014 3:50:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 119 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 17, 2014 | Nina Strochlic
    It’s showtime for the Doomsday set. As the lethal virus crosses America’s doorstep, prep kits and gas masks are flying off shelves and fringe survivalists are going mainstream.Jason Charles knows the exact moment he will lead his wife and five kids out of their Harlem home, pile into a car, and take off for the wilderness. It will be not long after Ebola reaches the population of New York City, hospitals overflow, and looting begins—when the first riots break out on the streets of Manhattan. “Right now it isn’t bad, but if the first case happens in New York, you...
  • Alarm after vomiting passenger dies on flight from Nigeria to JFK

    10/16/2014 7:08:26 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 163 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10-16-2014 | Philip Messing and Laura Italiano
    A plane from Nigeria landed at JFK Airport Thursday with a male passenger aboard who had died during the flight after a fit of vomiting — and CDC officials conducted a “cursory” exam before announcing there was no Ebola and turning the corpse over to Port Authority cops to remove, Rep. Peter King said on Thursday. The congressman was so alarmed by the incident — and by what he and employees see as troubling Ebola vulnerabilities at JFK — that he fired off a letter to the federal Department of Homeland Security demanding more training and tougher protocols for handling...
  • Insiders Blame Rove for Covering Up Iraq’s Real WMD

    10/16/2014 4:54:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 16, 2014 | by Eli Lake
    There’s one man, some Republicans say, who kept the public from learning about the chemical shells littered around the Iraqi battlefield. He was Bush's most important political adviser. Starting in 2004, some members of the George W. Bush administration and Republican lawmakers began to find evidence of discarded chemical weapons in Iraq. But when the information was brought up with the White House, senior adviser Karl Rove told them to ‘let these sleeping dogs lie.’ The issue of Iraq’s WMD remnant was suddenly thrust back into the fore this week, with a blockbuster New York Times report accusing the Bush...
  • Yogurt becomes New York's official state snack

    10/16/2014 9:29:28 AM PDT · by Brother Cracker · 25 replies
    Odd_News ^ | October 16, 2014 | Ben Hooper
    ALBANY, N.Y.,- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill designating yogurt as the state's official snack five months after a contentious debate in the legislature. Cuomo signed the bill Wednesday, five months after the state's legislature debated the suggestion from a fourth-grade class at Byron-Bergen Elementary School in Genesee County. "This designation is a fitting recognition of the importance of this state's yogurt industry, which has experienced tremendous growth over the past few years, making New York the top yogurt producer in the nation," Cuomo said in a statement. "We will continue to work with New York producers...
  • The Head of the CDC Was Behind the Big Gulp Soda Ban In New York

    10/16/2014 8:13:20 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 31 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/16/2014 | George Washington (blogger)
    Libertarians were outraged by New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s “Big Gulp” ban (which a state court ultimately struck down). They slammed it as a “Nanny State” measure. But it was current Centers for Disease Control head Tom Frieden who was actually behind the ban.
  • Andrew Cuomo Swindles Flood-Ravaged Village in Upstate NY Out of $970,000 Fire Truck, Jaws of Life

    10/15/2014 4:54:33 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 8 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/15/14 | Aurelius
    Governor Andrew Cuomo lied to a small, flood-ravaged village out of a desperately needed $970,000 in aid for a new fire tanker truck, a replacement for 40-year-old jaws of life, and supplies, by lying to officials there, local news sites report. The village, Middleburgh, has less than 2,000 people. In 2011, Hurricane Irene destroyed much of the village, causing millions in damages and flooding their Main Street and business district with up to eight feet of water. All businesses had to either rebuild or go out of business. In this picture, you can the outskirts of Middleburgh during normal weather,...
  • New York Giants getting briefed on Ebola before trip to Dallas

    10/15/2014 1:59:47 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 7 replies
    Fox ^ | October 15, 2014 | Fox
    The Giants are heading to Dallas this weekend and have taken steps to ensure their traveling party is briefed on the deadly Ebola virus that has been contracted by two female health care workers in the Dallas hospital where one man, Thomas Eric Duncan, died from the virus on Oct. 8. The Giants face the Cowboys on Sunday afternoon at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. “On the Ebola issue, no, nothing out of the ordinary other than providing background and info on the disease,’’ Pat Hanlon, the Giants’ senior vice president of communications, told The Post Wednesday in an e-mail.
  • Video: Dozens of teens vandalize Brooklyn store, owner says

    10/14/2014 4:29:54 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 27 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/10/2014 | JOSEPH STEPANKSY
    A surveillance video posted online shows a group of teens trashing a Brooklyn store Saturday night, the store’s owner said. Dozens of teens gathered outside of Gourmet Butcher on Troy Ave. near Carroll St. in Crown Heights before several rushed into the store and knocked over shelves and pushed products to the floor, a video posted on CrownHeights.info on Monday shows. The Store’s owner, Yanki Klein, told CBS 2 the vandalism happened on Saturday around 9 p.m., only hours after he reopened his store following the Jewish holiday Sukkot.
  • Ebola Screening At JFK Airport Flagged 91 Travelers; None Had Virus

    10/13/2014 7:48:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    NPR ^ | October 13, 2014
    Newly instituted screening procedures at New York's JFK International Airport identified 91 arriving passengers as having a higher risk of being infected with Ebola based on their recent travel, CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden said Monday. None of the airline passengers had a fever, Frieden said, noting that of five people who were sent for further evaluation, none were determined to have Ebola.
  • Schumer: NY hospitals better prepared than Dallas for ebola

    10/13/2014 8:01:30 PM PDT · by gop4lyf · 63 replies
    Capital ^ | 10/13/14 | Dan Goldberg
    Schumer, during his press conference near the Brooklyn Bridge where he also discussed tresspassing legislation, said he understood why many New Yorkers are concerned but said what happened in Dallas will not happen in New York City. “While there is never a way to completely eliminate the risk of Ebola, New York City hospitals are far better equipped than was the Dallas hospital and I think New Yorkers should know that.”
  • George Pataki for President: “Right Wing Republicans with a Human Face”

    10/13/2014 4:09:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The London School of Economics and Political Science ^ | October 13, 2014 | Richard Brodsky
    If he’s serious, the Republicans of New Hampshire and elsewhere are in for an interesting time. George Pataki is heading north from New York, where he retired as an undefeated three-term Republican Governor in 2006. Do not underestimate him. There’s a sort of aw-shucks persona he puts out there. He’s smart. He’s not encumbered by previous entanglements with the nutty Republican infrastructure. He beat a Democratic liberal icon, Mario Cuomo. He is/is not conservative enough. The big money boys like him. I worked with him and against him for 12 years. He’s got genuine human qualities that are admirable. He’s...
  • Pair of possible Ebola patients quarantined at New York City’s Bellevue Hospital: sources

    10/13/2014 10:21:15 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 40 replies
    Ny Daily news ^ | 10/13/14 | BY GINGER ADAMS OTIS , EDGAR SANDOVAL , CORKY SIEMASZKO
    Pair of possible Ebola patients quarantined at New York City’s Bellevue Hospital: sources EMS crews who dealt with the patients have also been isolated as a precaution, sources said. If confirmed, the two would be the first cases in the city of a deadly disease that has already killed 4,000 people in West Africa and claimed one victim in the U.S. BY GINGER ADAMS OTIS , EDGAR SANDOVAL , CORKY SIEMASZKO Two people with symptoms similar to the Ebola virus were taken by Fire Department ambulances to a Manhattan hospital, sources said Monday. Both patients were picked up at a...
  • NYC Hosts Medical Marijuana Expo As State Ramps Up For Legalization

    10/12/2014 10:21:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    New York state lawmakers and advocates of medical marijuana gathered in New York City on Sunday to discuss the implementation of a new state law authorizing medical marijuana. The event drew potential patients, policymakers and hundreds of people interested in working in the new medical marijuana industry. State lawmakers voted this year to make New York the 23rd state to authorize pot for patients with conditions including AIDS, cancer and epilepsy....
  • Woman fights to take back house stolen in deed-fraud scam

    10/12/2014 2:04:13 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/12/14 | By Amber Jamieson
    Woman fights to take back house stolen in deed-fraud scam By Amber Jamieson It’s a case of grand theft house. A Manhattan woman claims an ex-con stole her family home in Queens by filing a phony deed with the city and moving in. Now Jennifer Merin is battling in court to remove the convicted armed robber, Darrell Beatty, 49, and his sons, Darrell Kash Beatty, 25, and DeShaun Beatty, 22, from the three-bedroom Tudor she says they snatched in February. “It just devastates me,” Merin, an online film critic, said as she looked at cherished family heirlooms — photos, a...
  • "Why Do New York Restaurants Suck?" - The Surprising Answer

    10/11/2014 6:36:41 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 61 replies
    People Kept Complaining This Restaurant Sucked, Look What They Found Out…
  • Thomas Friedman Would Rather Understand ISIS through Batman than the Koran

    10/09/2014 9:43:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/09/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Holy Mustache, Batman! How can you tell when Thomas Friedman has given up and stopped bothering? Is there even a way to tell when a man who tried to turn global flattening into a thing has just given up?Friedman just wrote an article half of which consists of Batman quotes. The rest is his usual mix of random drivel, references to Fukuyama and staged wisdom. ItÂ’s why Orit Perlov, an Israeli expert on Arab social networks, keeps telling me that since I canÂ’t visit the Islamic State, which is known as ISIS, and interview its leaders, the next best...
  • House candidate complains that female GOP opponent hasn’t “worked manually” (New York)

    10/11/2014 2:45:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 11, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    We touched on the rather strange goings on in New York’s 21 congressional district race last weekend, but the fascinating candidate put up by the Democrats just keeps bringing me back to the well. Millionaire filmmaker Aaron Woolf met up with his opponent, Republican small businesswoman Elise Stefanik for a debate this week. In the midst of the action, he suddenly popped up with an observation which left everyone scratching their heads. “I don’t know if you have ever worked manually for a living like I have and I’m certain that [Green Party candidate Matt Funiciello] probably has-I don’t know...
  • Flashy NYC lawyer now focus of rape investigation (Bonfire of the Vanities 2014 )

    10/11/2014 10:37:22 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    AP via Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 10/11/2014 | JENNIFER PELTZ
    He's been a loud, inescapable and expensive adversary of the New York Police Department for years: the publicity-loving lawyer who got huge settlements, and headlines, in some of the city's most notorious brutality cases. Now Sanford Rubenstein is getting unwelcome attention as a potential rape suspect. --snip-- A member of Sharpton's National Action Network has accused the 70-year-old attorney of sexually assaulting her at his luxury apartment after Sharpton's 60th birthday party
  • City Hall aide Rachel Noerdlinger was with ex-con boyfriend during 2011 drug arrest ( NYC )

    10/11/2014 7:22:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | October 10, 2014 | Leslie Larson
    As rumors swirled that Noerdlinger would resign amid disclosures, de Blasio spokesman Phil Walzak released a statement late Friday afternoon praising Noerdlinger as 'a valued member of our team.' Another day, another embarrassing revelation about top City Hall aide Rachel Noerdlinger. And after nearly 10 hours of silence, another vow of support by Mayor de Blasio for his embattled appointee, a former top confidante of the Rev. Al Sharpton. The new disclosures concern an incident on Aug. 27, 2011, in Edgewater, N.J., when a cop spotted Hassaun McFarlan, Noerdlinger’s ex-con boyfriend, driving her Mercedes-Benz into oncoming traffic. ... McFarlan was...
  • Ebola in Brooklyn? Teen hospitalized after showing symptoms of fatal virus

    10/11/2014 12:05:32 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 84 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 11 October 2014 | Chris Spargo
    A Brooklyn teenager was rushed to the hospital yesterday after showing symptoms consistent with Ebola. The 14-year-old boy had a fever and was feeling fluish according to officials who spoke to the Daily News. He was brought to Brookdale Hospital where tests are being run to see if he has the disease. He is currently in isolation. The boy was apparently in Sudan for two weeks and hospitalized there as well, but lied to officials about being sick so he could fly home. Now, NYPD is working with officials to see if any of his family members should also be...
  • Op-Ed: The New York Times Again In Cuckoo-Land (antisemitism)

    10/10/2014 12:18:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | Tuesday, October 07, 2014 10:28 PM | Jack Engelhard
    The good news is that The New York Times has to dump another hundred reporters. The bad news is that Tom Friedman is still on the beat. But the paper, constantly eyeing Der Sturmer for inspiration, keeps losing readers in droves. People have begun to catch on. They’re catching on to what I’ve been saying for years, that The New York Times is the most anti-Semitic newspaper in the entire world. […] Today’s op-ed needle comes from yet another scoffer named Roger Cohen—or is this the same dunce who appears time and again? I don’t know. […] So what’s the...
  • House homestretch: 5 key dynamics

    10/10/2014 12:56:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/8/14 | Alex Isenstadt
    The battle for the House has turned into trench warfare, with Republicans trying to scrape out enough wins to give them a historic majority and Democrats doing everything they can to minimize GOP gains. If the election were held today, strategists from both sides say, Republicans would expand their current majority by between six and eight seats ... Republicans head into the final weeks of the campaign almost exclusively on offense. Of the 31 or so races seriously in contention, 22 — over 70 percent — are in districts held by Democrats. Twenty of the 31 districts were won by...
  • Airline cabin cleaners walk off jobs over Ebola fears at New York airport

    10/09/2014 1:25:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 9, 2014 | Lauren Gambino and agencies
    Striking workers protest lack of durable gloves and face masks for job that entails ‘contact with a lot of faeces and vomit’ •‘Cases growing exponentially’ in West Africa, UN warns •Ebola: the 10 basic questions you were afraid to ask About 200 airline cabin cleaners walked off their jobs at New York’s LaGuardia airport on Thursday, to protest what they say are working conditions that do not protect against potential Ebola contraction. “When I do bathroom, I come in contact with tampons which I have to grab with my hand, with a glove that’s so cheap that it breaks easily....
  • Airline Cabin Cleaners Strike Over Ebola Exposure Fears [New York City La Guardia Airport]

    10/09/2014 8:55:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/09/2014
    Nearly 200 airline cabin cleaners walked off the job at a New York City airport overnight, striking over health and safety issues that include fears over possible exposure to Ebola. The protest involves Air Serv cabin cleaners in Terminal D at New York’s LaGuardia airport, a contractor that serves Delta, as well as supporting workers from LaGuardia and JFK International airports. Protesting workers carried signs and chanted during today’s rally, protesting against conditions that they say often find them encountering hypodermic needles, vomit and blood. Meanwhile, the Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ was scheduled to conduct infectious disease training...
  • Ebola Strike: LaGuardia Airport Workers Walk Off The Job

    10/09/2014 8:17:35 AM PDT · by YankeeReb · 30 replies
    Inquisitr's daily viral news ^ | October 9, 2014 | Staff
    An Ebola strike began at LaGuardia Airport in New York City over fears of contracting the deadly virus. The airport workers strike currently involves only Terminal D workers, but air travel could still be impacted by the walk-off and protests. The AirServ company includes thousands of workers at five major United States airports. Representatives from the company told the media that LaGuardia Terminal D workers initiated the Ebola strike due to “documented health and safety violations.” Related complaints have also been filed with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration – OSHA. Ebola has become a particular concern for the...
  • Will Cities Turn Texas Purple?

    10/07/2014 1:28:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 6, 2014 | Richard Parker
    AUSTIN, Tex. — FOR most of a long, hot summer, Wendy Davis’s campaign for governor here resembled a cowboy lost in the desert — horseless, stumbling and finally just left for dead in the remorseless Texas heat. Despite a strong national profile, she trailed her Republican opponent, Attorney General Greg Abbott, sometimes by double digits. Among the experts, a conventional wisdom set in: Ms. Davis can’t win, Republicans can’t lose and Texas won’t change. Yet as summer has turned to fall, Ms. Davis has entered new territory: Last week a poll by the Texas Lyceum, a nonpartisan, nonprofit educational institution,...
  • SEE IT: NYPD cop allegedly took $1,300 in cash from Brooklyn construction worker’s pocket

    10/08/2014 5:33:07 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | october 8, 2014 | John Marzulli
    The Brooklyn District Attorney’s office is investigating allegations that an NYPD cop wrongfully removed more than $1,000 from a man during a stop-and-frisk then pepper sprayed two people he did not arrest, the Daily News has learned. The encounter was captured on a cell phone video, which has been turned over to prosecutors and the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau, said lawyer Robert Marinelli. “One of the most disturbing things about the video is the other cops standing around watching and doing nothing to stop the wrongdoing,” Marinelli said Wednesday. Marinelli represents siblings who were pepper sprayed — Lamard Joye who...
  • Obamacare plan is 'Dickensian nightmare:' NY lawsuit

    10/08/2014 3:34:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 8, 2014 | by Dan Mangan
    What's the prescription for this man's frustrating, fruitless quest to find a doctor on his Obamacare plan? Going to court. A Yale Law grad is suing a New York insurer, claiming that the $620.69-per-month health plan he bought failed miserably in its promise that its website would be available to help him find a primary care physician "anytime." "Sadly, nothing could be further from the truth," said Jon Fougner's lawsuit against Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Fougner, who filed the case himself, said that after he looked on Empire's site for doctors near him who were accepting new patients, it listed 30...
  • NYC health department sends actors to hospitals to test Ebola preparedness

    10/07/2014 10:07:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WABC-TV ^ | October 7, 2014 | Lucy Yang
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)New York City's Department of Health has been on alert for Ebola, and it's now stepping up its contingency plans. The task is not only tracking down any possible cases that could come to our area, but also how to treat and contain the virus. Diagnosing and treating Ebola are all such top priorities in New York right now that officials have been sending actors into emergency rooms pretending to be sick to see how the staff respond. "I really think it's beneficial," student John-David Noguerra said. "I'd rather us be over-prepared than under-prepared for it." To be clear, there...
  • In Secret Service, Some Blacks See a Flawed Shield for the President

    10/03/2014 4:57:51 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 71 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 2, 2014 | PETER BAKER
    WASHINGTON — Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland was at the grocery store the other day when he ran into an elderly black woman who expressed growing concern about President Obama’s safety. Why, she asked, wasn’t he being better protected by his Secret Service agents? The furor that led to this week’s resignation of the director of the Secret Service resonated deeply among blacks, outraged that those supposed to be guarding the first black president were somehow falling down on the job — and suspicious even without evidence that it may be deliberate. “It is something that is widespread in...
  • Some Blacks See Secret Service as Flawed Shield for the President

    10/04/2014 1:00:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 2, 2014 | Peter Baker
    Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland was at the grocery store the other day when he ran into an elderly black woman who expressed growing concern about President Obama’s safety. Why, she asked, wasn’t he being better protected by his Secret Service agents? The furor that led to this week’s resignation of the director of the Secret Service resonated deeply among blacks, outraged that those supposed to be guarding the first black president were somehow falling down on the job — and suspicious even without evidence that it may be deliberate. “It is something that is widespread in black circles,”...
  • Local New York Congressional Candidate, Elise Stefanik (R), Making National Waves

    10/04/2014 11:49:15 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 9 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/4/14 | Aurelius
    Congressional candidate Elise Stefanik, raised in upstate New York, is making national waves. Young but experienced and informed, NPR ran a featured article on her calling Ms. Stefanik the "poster candidate" for Republicans. Hot Air has written two articles about Ms. Stefanik, with one detailing Democrats' odd demands from her, particularly the angrily worded letter, “Does Elise Stefanik have a private relationship with anyone?” As if a young woman is not allowed to be single. Even ABC ran an article entirely about Ms. Stefanik, detailing her experience, education, and... her enjoyment of Dunkin' Donuts coffee. So what's the big deal...
  • Cuomo Says He’s Reaching Out To ‘Rockefeller Republicans’

    10/01/2014 12:15:17 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    As his campaign released a new TV ad featuring an endorsement from, literally, a Rockefeller Republican, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters on Wednesday he plans to reach out to moderates in the GOP. “I’m reaching out to Democrats, but I’m going to campaign the way I govern,” Cuomo said. “I’m also reaching out to moderate Republicans because my politics, my governing philosophy was fiscally responsible and socially progressive. That is what the overwhelming majority of New Yorkers are.” Cuomo has worked well with Republicans in Albany over the last four years, winning measures on socially liberal provisions such as same-sex...
  • Smoking Gun Evidence That The New York Fed Serves The Interests Of Goldman Sachs

    09/29/2014 2:03:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    TEC ^ | 09/28 | Michael Snyder
    For years, many people have suspected that the New York Fed is more or less controlled by the "too big to fail" banks. Well, now we have smoking gun evidence that this is indeed the case. A very brave lawyer named Carmen Segarra made a series of audio recordings while she was working for the New York Fed. The 46 hours of meetings and conversations that she recorded are being called "the Ray Rice video for the financial sector" because of the explosive content that they contain. What these recordings reveal are regulators that are deeply afraid to do anything...
  • Did Holder resign because he can no longer trust the FBI to be his personal army of thugs?

    09/26/2014 9:02:39 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/26/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder is great news for the continued life of our republic. Patriotic Americans are sighing in relief and saying, “Good riddance to a lawless tyrant!” This joyous event brings to mind the startling glut of gut punches brought to bear last March by the FBI against Democrat “sacred cows;” punches which were clearly thrown without permission from Holder or any of his top aides. The FBI raided offices and arrested or indicted a half dozen usually protected Democrat minorities. Last spring within a two week period, Democrats who by their membership in protected groups...
  • Islamic State terrorist: We’ll ‘make some attacks in New York soon’

    09/26/2014 11:54:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 26, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    An Islamic State terrorist bluntly told a VICE News journalist that his group is going to strike New York City any day now and that his radicalized “brothers” are mobilizing at this very moment. Mr. Shirdon is a Canadian citizen who went to Iraq to fight with the Islamic State. In a different video that was released previously, he is seen burning his passport and vowing to wreak havoc on the United States and on Canada, The Blaze reported....