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  • 'Abolition of Whiteness' course offered at Hunter College

    05/26/2017 6:38:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | May 25, 2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    Hunter College will offer students an “Abolition of Whiteness” course this fall to discuss how “white supremacy and violence” influence individual identity. The course, taught by Women and Gender Studies Professor Jennifer Gaboury, is cross-listed for both her department and the Political Science Department, where it fulfills one of four required courses in the “4 subfields of political science” under the umbrella of POLSC 204: Contemporary Issues in Political Theory.
  • NY lawmakers push bill requiring child-proof triggers on guns

    05/24/2017 9:19:24 AM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies ^ | May 24, 2017 | Chris Eger
    A group of Democrats in the state senate are backing a measure that would prohibit the sale of guns in New York State without child-proof features. The bill, S.3444, would make it illegal to sell or transfer handguns one year after its passage unless the firearm was designed to where a five-year-old could not pull the trigger. Supporters think the move is needed to prevent accidental shootings. “There is no reason that a young child five years old should be able to have access to a weapon that he or she could fire,” said the bill’s sponsor, Sen. José M....
  • School Lunches Are A Right, Not A Privilege

    05/24/2017 6:22:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | May 23, 2017 | David Sandman, President and CEO, New York State Health Foundation
    As a candidate, Mayor de Blasio promised to enact universal free school lunch in New York City public schools. The Mayor has aggressively pursued policies to decrease inequality in the City and clearly understands the important links among food access, health, and learning. From affordable housing to universal pre-K, the Mayor has worked to address the needs of poor and working class New Yorkers. But universal school lunch sticks out as an unfulfilled pledge. I’ve written previously about the merits of eliminating school lunch fees and getting more kids to eat lunch at school. A hungry child can’t learn or...
  • Nation’s largest hydroponic commercial greenhouse to open in Monroe County (137 jobs in New York)

    05/24/2017 12:05:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Webster Post ^ | May 23, 2017
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced Clearwater Organic Farms LLC, the nation’s largest hydroponic commercial greenhouse, will locate its operations in Monroe County. The company will build a 15 acre, 650,000 square foot facility at Eastman Business Park. It will produce locally grown, organic baby leaf greens year-round. The project will create 137 new full-time jobs in packaging, shipping, receiving and warehousing; 55 of those jobs are reserved for veterans or those who are underemployed. “The new Clearwater Organic Farms facility will drive innovation, create jobs for New Yorkers who need them most and bolster economic growth throughout the region,” Cuomo...
  • Linda Sarsour: With Academics like these, who needs Enemies?

    05/23/2017 6:02:23 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 15, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A pair of rabbis took to the pages of The New York Daily News to defend a controversial commencement speaker at CUNY from charges of terrorism. Yet and still, in their op-ed, "Linda Sarsour is a friend of Jews," Rabbi Brat Ellman and Rabbi Ellen Lippmann may have given Sarsour’s detractors more material. For example, they note of an exchange on Twitter between the Palestinian-American activist and Ayaan Hirsi Ali on the subject of gender mutilation that "Sarsour's retort -- that Ali and others she disagrees with 'don’t deserve to be women,' so she wishes she could 'take their vaginas...
  • Sponsors, the Yankees join list of those boycotting the Puerto Rican Day Parade

    05/23/2017 6:45:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 23, 2017
    Sponsors and government officials marched away from the Puerto Rican Day Parade on Monday — with the New York Yankees, JetBlue and even the city’s top cop ditching the event over its decision to honor a deadly terror organization’s kingpin. Police Commissioner James O’Neill cited the bloodshed caused by the Puerto Rican nationalist group once run by Oscar López Rivera, who will be hailed at the June 11 march by the organizers of the annual celebration.
  • Circus Icon Ringling Bros. Says Goodbye After 146 Years

    05/22/2017 1:54:04 AM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 94 replies ^ | May 21 2017, | Daniella Silva
    UNIONDALE, New York — Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus folded up its Big Top for the last time on Sunday night in New York, as emotional performers, wistful crowd-goers and ecstatic protesters said farewell to an institution in American live entertainment after nearly a century and a half. The circus gave the final performance of "The Greatest Show on Earth" to a sold-out crowd at Nassau Coliseum, showing off its death-defying stunts and exotic animals for the last time after 146 years.
  • Bill would allow N.Y. to compensate descendants of slaves

    05/19/2017 11:54:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Record ^ | May 17, 2017 | Kyle Hughes, NYSNYS News
    ALBANY, N.Y. >> Legislators rolled out a bill Tuesday to create a state commission on the impact of slavery on New York and what kind of reparations should be made to the descendants of freed slaves. “We’re always being studied,” said one of the bill’s sponsors, Assembly member Charles Barron (D-Brooklyn). “Every time I turn around we’re being studied... so here’s one, how about studying the history of slavery in New York State.” “Most people believe that slavery was a southern thing, it was mostly southern states,” he said, but most do not know New York City had more slaves...
  • [Cal] Senate Bill 562 is a bad deal for Californians

    05/19/2017 7:48:56 AM PDT · by blueplum · 6 replies
    Press Enterprise ^ | 06 May, 2017 | Jeff Stone
    If you like your current health care plan, Senate Bill 562 is a bad deal. If you don’t like your current health care plan, SB562 is a worse deal. This legislation, while well intentioned, would force millions of Californians out of their current health care plans into a government-run system that will eventually result in government bureaucrats making health care decisions currently made by doctors, nurses and other medical professionals. {snip} If this legislation were passed and signed into law, Californians would be on the hook to pay for a $200 billion program. Our entire General Fund today rests at...
  • Chainsaw-wielding vandals cut down trees at Trump-run golf course

    05/11/2017 8:45:13 PM PDT · by blueyon · 30 replies
    cbs news ^ | 5/11/17 | CBS NewYork???
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — President Donald Trump ran up a steep security tab in New York City before taking office in January. Now, a Bronx golf course operated by the Trump Organization might be in need of a little more protection. Two men with a chainsaw jumped over an 8-foot-high fence along the 15th hole of Trump Links at Ferry Point in New York and started toppling trees on Tuesday morning, CBS New York reported.
  • The Big 3 Exodus: California, Illinois, and New York Keep Losing People to Other States

    05/11/2017 8:55:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    The Mises Institute ^ | Wednesday May 10, 2017 | Ryan McMaken
    It seems that many residents of the West Coast and the Northeast are leaving those regions behind. In March, for example, the Sacramento Bee reported that California “exports its poor to Texas ... while wealthier people move in.” Former Californians report that a lackluster job market, a high cost of living, and high taxes are pushing them out. This week, Chicago Magazine reported on Chicago's highly publicized diaspora. One interviewee reported the crime, high cost of living, and taxes drove him out of Illinois and across the state line to northern Indiana. “I couldn’t have this size house in Illinois,” he said. Last week,...
  • Company to open nation's largest hydroponic greenhouse in Rochester (137 jobs in New York State)

    05/10/2017 5:36:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    WHEC-TV ^ | May 10, 2017
    A company is set to open what Governor Cuomo's office says will be the biggest commercial hydroponic facility in the nation in Rochester. The governor says Clearwater Organic Farms will build a 15 acre, 650,000 square-foot facility at Eastman Business Park, creating 137 new jobs. About half of those positions will be reserved for veterans and the unemployed, the state says. The project is expected to be completed by the end of the year. "The new Clearwater Organic Farms facility will drive innovation, create jobs for New Yorkers who need them most, and bolster economic growth throughout the region," Governor...
  • Bill introduced to mandate only ‘smart’ handguns to be made within 5 years

    05/09/2017 1:55:38 PM PDT · by PROCON · 75 replies ^ | May 9, 2017 | Chris Eger
    A New York Democrat has introduced a measure to the U.S. House which would require the sale of handguns with authorized user technology. U.S. Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney reintroduced The Handgun Trigger Safety Act last week which pushes “smart guns” by ordering within five years that all newly manufactured handguns include technology enabling only authorized users to fire the pistol. Existing handguns would have to be retrofitted within 10 years. The lawmaker argues a mandate to only sell guns so enabled with lock-out features would save lives. “How many more kids have to die? How many more police officers...
  • 20-Year Fox News veteran details coming out as gay while working at ‘craziest conservative network’

    05/08/2017 12:06:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 116 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 7, 2017 | Sarah Taylor
    Shepard Smith, a Fox News anchor since 1996, revealed last week that he had no intention of opening up about his sexuality the way he did during an April speech at his alma mater.Speaking at a conference, Smith was tapped to talk on a panel titled “It Starts With MEek,” one that was meant to promote inclusivity and diversity. According to a report made by the Clarion-Ledger, Smith changed his speech at the last minute to reflect the crux of the conversation and decided to tell his own story of inclusivity and diversity.“It wasn’t until seven, or eight, or nine...
  • New York AG: I'll sue if Senate passes ObamaCare repeal

    05/06/2017 10:05:02 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 114 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 5, 2017 | John Bowden
    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) warned Congress on Friday that he would file a lawsuit to protect abortion rights if the Senate passes the House GOP's healthcare bill. In an interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, Schneiderman attacked the bill, called the American Health Care Act, as "bad public policy." "It doesn't protect people with pre-existing conditions, it will cost millions of people healthcare," he said. Schneiderman said that the bill in its current form is unconstitutional due to attacks on "prohibited state funding." "In a tricky way, [it] tries to wipe out Planned Parenthood," he said. "It's an...
  • Melania Trump stuns in yellow Dior dress to welcome the Australian Prime Minister

    05/05/2017 1:56:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    AOL News ^ | May 5, 2017 | The Editors
    On Thursday night, President Trump welcomed Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnball to New York City. Melania and POTUS hosted Turnball and his wife at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Manhattan. Though it was an event-filled night, packed with attendees like former mayor Rudy Giuliani and John Travolta, it was Melania who stole the show. FLOTUS veered from her traditional blue and black attire, instead opting for a yellow gown. The one-shoulder silk Dior silhouette was a gorgeous go-to for the spring event. Vogue compares the gown to her Inaugural ball dress -- both graceful off-the-shoulder gowns with...
  • Police: Woman falsely accused trooper of making racial slurs in Cayuga County traffic stop

    05/03/2017 5:29:10 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 35 replies
    <p>A Rochester woman has been arrested for falsely accusing a New York State trooper of making racial slurs during a traffic stop in Cayuga County...</p> <p>On Jan. 29, 2017, state police stopped 36-year-old Tiffany Robinson-Clarke on Route 38 in the town of Moravia.</p>
  • Nanotech firm begins hiring for new Marcy facility (300+ jobs in New York State)

    05/03/2017 12:10:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Rome Sentinel ^ | May 2, 2017 | Dan Guzewich
    MARCY — Danfoss Silicon Power has begun posting job openings for its new facility at the Computer Chip Commercialization Center, also called the Quad-C, on the SUNY Polytechnic Institute campus. The company, based in Germany, is in the preliminary stages of scaling up inside the Quad-C so it can start commercial production in the first quarter of next year, according to site general manager Michael Hennessey. “With a little luck and a lot of hard work, that’s our plan,” he said of the timetable. As of Wednesday, the company’s website began showing several positions that specifically list the Oneida County...
  • REVEALED: Hillary Clinton ‘seethed with ANGER as she admitted defeat to Donald Trump’

    05/01/2017 5:21:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Express UK ^ | May 2, 2017 | Vincent Wood
    HILLARY Clinton “faked a smile” and suppressed her “anger” when she was forced to concede defeat to Donald Trump after his meteoric rise to the Presidency, a tell-all book has claimed. The former Secretary of State seemed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory when she lost the electoral college, and with it the Presidency, to Washington outsider Donald Trump. Now a salacious book has claimed the Democrat’s rage “touched every nerve of her body” after being ordered by Barack Obama to admit defeat. The book ‘Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Election Campaign’ claims President Obama implored the first...
  • THE TRIAL OF TRAYVON MARTIN brings a great cast to Subversive’s mission

    05/01/2017 1:46:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Buffalo Rising ^ | April 15, 2017 | Peter Hall, NY Public Radio
    THE BASICS: THE TRIAL OF TRAYVON MARTIN, a new drama by Buffalo’s Gary Earl Ross, directed by Subversive Theatre founder Kurt Schneiderman, stars Shawnell Tillery for the defense, Brian Brown as defendant Trayvon Martin, Rick Lattimer as George Zimmerman, Kunji Rey for the prosecution, along with Lawrence Rowswell, Leon Copeland, Brittany Bassett, Kajana Stover, and Michael Mottern. It runs through Saturday, May 6th, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. at the Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Avenue on the third floor. Run time: over 90 minutes with one 10-minute intermission. (408-0499). THUMBNAIL SKETCH: THE TRIAL OF TRAYVON MARTIN...