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  • Buried Truths About Nazi Mass Murder and the Allied Victory

    05/21/2015 10:47:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 21, 2015 | Roger Cohen
    A very important movie about the Holocaust made its way to New York City for the first time this week at the end of a tortuous journey that began 70 years ago when Allied forces and newsreel cameramen stumbled into Nazi concentration camps. Called “German Concentration Camps Factual Survey,” it is as unadorned as its title, a document shot in the moment to capture forever evidence of the unimaginable. Made under the auspices of the British Ministry of Information, produced by Sidney Bernstein, the founder of Granada Television, assembled with advice from Alfred Hitchcock, the movie was meant to ram...
  • How the Civil War Changed the World

    05/19/2015 10:33:26 PM PDT · by iowamark · 202 replies
    New York Times Disunion ^ | May 19, 2015 | Don Doyle
    Even while the Civil War raged, slaves in Cuba could be heard singing, “Avanza, Lincoln, avanza! Tu eres nuestra esperanza!” (Onward, Lincoln, Onward! You are our hope!) – as if they knew, even before the soldiers fighting the war far to the North and long before most politicians understood, that the war in America would change their lives, and the world. The secession crisis of 1860-1861 threatened to be a major setback to the world antislavery movement, and it imperiled the whole experiment in democracy. If slavery was allowed to exist, and if the world’s leading democracy could fall apart...
  • NYPD Ordered to Stop Arresting Drug Dealers Over 40 (thanks, Mayor de Blasio!)

    05/20/2015 11:34:02 AM PDT · by drewh · 18 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 1:27 pm, May 20th, 2015 | by Tina Nguyen
    In the past few years, the New York City Police Department has discovered that younger drug dealers are more likely to be armed with guns and dangerous. As a result, the NYPD narcotics department issued a new rule to their narcotics division: stop arresting drug dealers over the age of 40. As much as we’d like to joke that this is age discrimination, it’s actually the result of the NYPD’s desire to focus their resources on dealing with criminals in the 18-40 demographic. According to the New York Post, which got their hands on a memo from top officers, there’s...
  • Fights Break Out Over $30 Hot Dog Price at Stand Near Ground Zero: Officials

    05/20/2015 11:58:05 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 52 replies
    .nbcnewyork.com ^ | May 20,2015 | Melissa Russo and Fred Mamoun
    Meet Ahmed Mohammed. .....He might be the most expensive hot dog vendor in New York, especially if he thinks you're a tourist. NBC 4 New York cameras recently captured him trying to charge a man named David $15 for a hot dog and a pretzel near the World Trade Center. Customer after customer recounted how the vendor tried to charge them $20 to $30 for a hot dog.
  • New York City vs. London: Which is the better city?

    05/20/2015 8:07:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/20/2015 | SARAH SCHMALBRUCH
    The debate over which is the better city — New York City or London — has been raging for a long time. The cities are alike in that they're both densely populated cosmopolitan capitals of their respective countries, but they also have their differences. We rounded up the factors that are important for both inhabitants and visitors to take into consideration and used them to help settle the debate. As a side note: Even though I currently live in NYC, I'm a native Chicagoan, so I'm an impartial judge in the matter. COST Both London and NYC are notorious for...
  • EPA accused of improper lobbying for water rule

    05/19/2015 1:46:32 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 6 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 5-19-15 | John Eick
    The New York Times has an article worth reading discussing EPA’s efforts to influence comments submitted to them by the public regarding the agency’s and Army Corps of Engineers’ proposal to redefine “Waters of the United States (WOTUS).” Notably, Gina McCarthy, administrator of EPA, went before a Senate committee earlier this year touting the fact that almost 90 percent of all comments submitted expressed support for the rule as proposed. It turns out that many of these comments were submitted as a result of an unprecedented outreach initiative, which is being led by a former Obama campaign staffer. Thunderclap (a...
  • NYC Censorship Event Gets Censored

    05/19/2015 8:52:20 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 17 replies
    A New York City arts center has canceled a planned event intended to protest censorship after one of the scheduled plays, “‘Mohammed’ Gets A Boner,” was deemed too offensive to Muslims.
  • Presiding at Same-Sex Wedding, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Emphasizes the Word ‘Constitution’

    05/18/2015 12:19:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    New York Times ^ | 05/18/2015 | Maureen Dowd
    The groom and groom strolled down the aisle to the mellow strains of “Mr. Sandman.” Wearing her black robe with her signature white lace collar, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg presided over the marriage on Sunday afternoon of Michael Kahn, the longtime artistic director of the Shakespeare Theater Company in Washington, and Charles Mitchem, who works at an architecture firm in New York. The gilded setting was elegant: Anderson House in the Embassy Row neighborhood, the headquarters in Washington of the Society of the Cincinnati, a club for the descendants of the French and American soldiers who fought in the Revolutionary...
  • As a supporter of the Iraq War, if you knew then what you know now….

    05/18/2015 11:06:25 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 42 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-18-15 | Wordsmith
    Paul Krugman: Thanks to Jeb Bush, we may finally have the frank discussion of the Iraq invasion we should have had a decade ago. But many influential people — not just Mr. Bush — would prefer that we not have that discussion. There’s a palpable sense right now of the political and media elite trying to draw a line under the subject. Yes, the narrative goes, we now know that invading Iraq was a terrible mistake, and it’s about time that everyone admits it. Now let’s move on. Well, let’s not — because that’s a false narrative, and everyone who...
  • NYPD Chief Wants 450 Cops to Combat ISIS

    05/18/2015 8:31:51 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 36 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 18, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    New York City police chief Bill Bratton is worried about ISIS. So worried, in fact, that he's going to assign 450 New York Police Department cops to fight terrororism that may come from the Islamic State. “We need to be very concerned about terrorism … The significantly increased threat from ISIS using social media to recruit people not only to go to Syria to fight, but encouraging people … to attack police, to attack government officials, to basically brainwash them under their screwed-up ideology. That threat has expanded significantly in the now 16 months I’ve been police commissioner,” Bratton said...
  • The dire ObamaCare threat to New York’s hospitals

    05/17/2015 3:03:35 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 32 replies
    nypost.com ^ | may 16, 2015
    City Comptroller Scott Stringer laid out the grim facts last week on how the most progressive law in decades means disaster for New York City. The bottom line of Stringer’s report: Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare, Uncle Sam will cut more than $800 million in payments to the city’s Health and Hospitals Corp, by Fiscal Year 2019. The president’s signature law slashes federal payments that long helped out hospitals serving lots of patients who lack insurance. The idea was that the law would boost coverage so dramatically the aid would be unnecessary. Except that illegal immigrants don’t...
  • FDNY’s sliding standards may burn New York

    05/17/2015 2:58:17 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    nypost.com ^ | may 16, 2015
    Make sure your smoke alarms work: The FDNY may be about to get a lot less reliable. As The Post’s Michael Gartland reportedThursday, the department is tweaking its fitness exam for recruits in ways that will make it easier to pass. This raises fears that new firefighters might be less fit — and less qualified for the grueling task of fighting a New York City-size blaze. Trainees, for example, won’t be asked to complete as many exercises meant to simulate pulling down a ceiling. And a reordering of the tasks on the test — supposedly to better represent actual firefighting conditions...
  • Rapper Chinx, real name Lionel Pickens, killed in drive-by shooting as he drove Porsche in Queens

    05/17/2015 8:26:20 AM PDT · by PROCON · 54 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | May 17, 2015 | Ryan Sit , Caitlin Nolan
    A rapper was shot multiple times and killed and his passenger was critically wounded as he drove a Porsche down a Queens boulevard early Sunday, a police source said. Lionel Pickens, who goes by the stage name Chinx, was shot several times in the body and his 27-year-old passenger was hit twice in the back about 4 a.m. as they traveled on Queens Blvd. at 84th Dr. in Briarwood, cops said.
  • Death Sentence for Boston Bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Unsettles City He Tore Apart

    05/17/2015 10:33:53 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 74 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 16, 2015 | Katharine Q. Seelye, Abby Goodnough and Jess Bidgood
    Since a federal jury on Friday sentenced the convicted bomber to death, the [Boston Marathon] finish line suddenly seems to be a place of ambivalence. Fresh flowers are accumulating. A sense of sorrow lingers in the air. Sightseers who come to snap a photo feel a little self-conscious. Residents train their gaze on the line, and the conversations turn to death — and disappointment. “I was shocked,” said Scott Larson, 47, a records manager who works near the finish line. “The death penalty — for Boston.” To many, the death sentence almost feels like a blot on the city’s collective...
  • The Right Aims at Democrats on Social Media to Hit Clinton

    05/17/2015 6:14:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 5/16/15 | ASHLEY PARKER, NICK CORASANITI
    WASHINGTON — A Twitter post recently caught the eye of Bill McKibben, the environmental advocate and godfather of the Keystone XL pipeline protests. It included an image from “The Simpsons” showing Homer and his family basking in mountains of cash in their living room, followed by a report on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s appearing at a fund-raiser with a lobbyist from the Keystone fight. Mr. McKibben’s environmental organization, 350.org, has been trying to raise awareness about the ties it sees between lobbyists for the oil pipeline and former aides to Mrs. Clinton. He promptly shared the post with his 150,000 Twitter...
  • Ronald Reagan doesn’t live here anymore: Why it’s high time liberals stop tiptoeing around race

    05/17/2015 2:22:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Salon ^ | May 16, 2015 | Elias Isquith, staff writer at Salon, focusing on politics.
    http://media.salon.com/2015/05/hillary_warren_de_blasio.jpgEarlier this week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, along with a gaggle of bored reporters and some boldfaced names in the progressive movement, unveiled a “Progressive Agenda to Combat Income Inequality.” Much like the media event that accompanied its unveiling, the agenda is supposed to be understood as a kind of 21st-century, liberal version of the storied “Contract with America,” the PR stunt that, as legend (erroneously) has it, rocketed Newt Gingrich and the Republican Party to power after the 1994 midterm elections. As my colleague Joan Walsh reported on Thursday, this backward-looking attempt to lay out a...
  • Minorities commit most murders in New York City

    05/17/2015 2:01:30 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 49 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Saturday, May 16, 2015 | 5:39 p.m. | By Robert Gardner, Henderson
    I just finished reading Eugene Robinson’s article “We find trouble when we go looking for it.” Robinson seems to leave out some factual analysis. Robinson says that 85 percent of stops in New York City under the stop and frisk policy were blacks and Hispanics. The fact is 95 percent of murders in New York City are committed by people of color.
  • Is Harvard racist? Asian-Americans claim unfair Harvard admission quotas

    05/16/2015 10:19:25 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 29 replies
    CSM ^ | May 16, 2015 | Jesse J. Holland
    Washington — An alliance of Asian American groups on Friday filed a federal complaint against HarvardUniversity, saying that school and other Ivy League institutions are using racial quotas to admit students other than high-scoring Asians. More than 60 Chinese, Indian, Korean and Pakistani groups came together for the complaint, which was filed with the civil rights offices at the Justice and Education departments. They are calling for an investigation and say these schools should stop using racial quotas or racial balancing in admission. "We are seeking equal treatment regardless of race," said Chunyan Li, a professor and civil rights activist,...
  • NEWMAX GIVES OVER 1 MILLION DOLLARS TO CLINTON FOUNDATION

    05/16/2015 4:38:17 AM PDT · by theoldmarine · 61 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/15/2015 | By JOSH GERSTEIN, TARINI PARTI, HADAS GOLD and DYLAN BYERS
    NBC Universal, News Corporation, Turner Broadcasting and Thomson Reuters are among more than a dozen media organizations that have made charitable contributions to the Clinton Foundation in recent years, the foundation's records show....The following list includes news media organizations that have donated to the foundation, as well as other media networks, companies, foundations or individuals that have donated. It is organized by the size of the contribution:....$1,000,000-$5,000,000 Carlos Slim Chairman & CEO of Telmex, largest New York Times shareholder James Murdoch Chief Operating Officer of 21st Century Fox Newsmax Media Florida-based conservative media network
  • A Wife Committed to Cruz’s Ideals, but a Study in Contrasts to Him (So it begins)

    10/23/2013 11:43:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 23, 2013 | Ashley Parker
    At first glance, Senator Ted Cruz’s wife, Heidi Nelson Cruz, seems to be just the sort of person the Tea Party supporters who celebrate her husband’s anti-establishment positions love to hate. A vegetarian with a Harvard M.B.A., Mrs. Cruz is a managing director at Goldman Sachs, one of the Wall Street firms that helped set off the populist rage that ushered Mr. Cruz into the Senate in 2012. She works for Goldman in Houston, where she lives with the couple’s two young children, and as her husband’s fame has increased — depending on the audience, he is among the most...
  • The New York Times Says Christianity is Declining and I Say 'Amen!'

    05/13/2015 6:16:01 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 35 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 5/13/15 | Steve Berman
      The New York Times declared that Christianity in America is declining and I say “Amen to that!” Actually, the article’s title is “Big Drop in Share of Americans Calling Themselves Christian” and that’s why I’m happy it’s true.  The Times piece is based on a Pew Research Center survey, which shows that people are abandoning the moniker of Christian religious identity in favor of post-modern nihilism. The biggest declines are in Mainline Protestant and Catholic denominations.  If you’re a Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian (PCUSA), Episcopal, Congregationalist, or Disciple of Christ, you’re becoming a rarer commodity.  And that’s a good thing....
  • De Blasio splits town as violent crime soars

    05/12/2015 1:51:29 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/11/15 | Aaron Short, Yoav Gonen and Michael Gartland
    He’s on the road again. As violent crime soars in the Big Apple, Mayor Bill de Blasio has far more pressing matters to deal with — touting his progressive agenda in two more out-of-state locales. Hizzoner will be heading off Tuesday for his 11th trip outside New York in the last 12 months to address national or international issues. After speaking in three Midwestern states last month on income inequality, de Blasio is headed to DC to unveil details of his progressive agenda.
  • George Soros Backs New Progressive Agenda with $159 Million (Liberals 'Contract With America')

    05/12/2015 1:08:20 PM PDT · by drewh · 17 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | May 12, 2015 | 12:42 PM EDT | By Alatheia Larsen
    NBC announced on Sunday they were starting a new series called "Meet the Money: The Billionaire Donors." They started with GOP-backing Sheldon Adelson. When will they get to George Soros? In an effort to revitalize and unify the far-left Democratic party, progressives have relied on the very thing they often criticize -- the deep pockets of a billionaire supporter. Agenda supporters were linked to at least $159 million dollars in donations or political contributions from Soros. Many of those self-proclaimed progressives will gather on the steps of the U.S. Capitol May 12 at 3 p.m. to celebrate a new, far-left...
  • Borough Park Jews Blamed for Failure of Anti-Israel Park Slope Coop Boycott

    05/12/2015 5:39:57 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | May 11, 2015
    Activists in favor of boycotting Israeli products at the Park Slope Food Coop lamented in an article the strong showing of Borough Park residents among the cooperative’s membership, which the New York Daily News on Monday said was basically a swipe at the local Jewish community. In an article written by boycott, divestment and sanctions activist Ann Schneider for New York online newspaper the Indypendent last week, the divestment proponent appeared to lament the strong presence of Borough Park residents among the food cooperative’s members. Speaking to her friend and “long-time member” Carol Lipton, Schenider wrote: “[Lipton] reminded me that...
  • Gay Hotelier Mati Weiderpass Defends Hosting Ted Cruz In Impassioned New York Observer Op-Ed

    05/11/2015 3:21:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | May 11, 2015 | By JamesMichael Nichols
    Openly gay New York hotelier Mati Weiderpass penned an op-ed this week, lashing out at "gay extremists" for protests surrounding a discussion he hosted with presidential hopeful Ted Cruz in late April. Weiderpass and longtime gay business partner Ian Reisner are owners of the OUT NYC Hotel and 80 percent of the commercial property in New York's Fire Island Pines, among other properties patronized by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The two ignited large-scale backlash last month when they played hosts to a "fireside chat" with notoriously anti-gay presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz in front of about...
  • Former CIA officer sentenced to 3˝ years in Iran leaks case

    05/11/2015 12:08:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 11, 2015 2:55 PM EDT
    A former CIA officer has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for leaking details of a secret mission to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Jeffrey Sterling of O’Fallon, Missouri, was facing a recommended sentence of 20 years or more under federal sentencing guidelines for violations of the Espionage Act. …
  • ‘Offensive Art’ and Double Standards at the NY Times

    05/08/2015 5:14:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 8, 2015 | Arnold Ahlert
    <p>In 1998 the paper criticized [4] the withdrawal of playwright Terrence McNally’s “Corpus Christi” from the Manhattan Theater Club, due to threats of violence. Corpus Christi was about [5] a gay Jesus, with a plot line that included the Christian Son of God performing a same-sex marriage, and Judas betraying him due to romantic jealousy. “What we are witnessing, once again, is the peculiar combat between freedoms that is repeatedly staged in America,” the paper stated. “The practitioners and beneficiaries of religious freedom attack the practitioners of artistic freedom–freedom of speech–without seeing that the freedoms they enjoy cannot be defended separately.”</p>
  • How Tippi Hedren made Vietnamese refugees into nail salon magnates

    05/04/2015 8:14:53 AM PDT · by keat · 73 replies
    BBC News Magazine ^ | 3 May 2015 | Regan Morris
    When actress Tippi Hedren visited a Vietnamese refugee camp in California 40 years ago, the Hollywood star's long, polished fingernails dazzled the women there. Hedren flew in her personal manicurist to teach a group of 20 refugees the art of manicures. Those 20 women - mainly the wives of high-ranking military officers and at least one woman who worked in military intelligence - went on to transform the industry, which is now worth about $8bn (Ł5.2bn) and is dominated by Vietnamese Americans. "We were trying to find vocations for them," says Hedren, who is perhaps best known for starring in...
  • Cuomo Orders Emergency Measures to Protect Workers at Nail Salons

    05/11/2015 9:09:03 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 11, 2015 | By SARAH MASLIN NIR
    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo ordered emergency measures on Sunday to combat the wage theft and health hazards faced by the thousands of people who work in New York State’s nail salon industry. Effective immediately, he said in a statement, a new, multiagency task force will conduct salon-by-salon investigations, institute new rules that salons must follow to protect manicurists from the potentially dangerous chemicals found in nail products, and begin a six-language education campaign to inform them of their rights. Nail salons that do not comply with orders to pay workers back wages, or are unlicensed, will be shut down. The...
  • Guggenheim accused of racism after high school kids are booted

    05/10/2015 4:52:35 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 76 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/10/2015
    t’s a Guggen-crime. The Upper East Side museum banned a Brooklyn high school for life after its students were deemed too rowdy on a recent visit — a move that some call discipline and others discrimination. A group of about 80 kids from Downtown Brooklyn’s Science Skills Center HS were kicked out after just 20 minutes after a student allegedly spat off the museum’s swirling rotunda lobby and another threw a penny off its winding walkway. The coin was rumored to have hit a security guard. It was only a handful of troublemakers, but the whole group of ninth- and...
  • Epic Fail of Disarmist March across Brooklyn Bridge

    05/10/2015 8:21:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 5/10/2015 | Dean Weingarten
    On Saturday, a few dozen misguided marchers straggled across the Brooklyn bridge, demanding that more Americans be disarmed. Notice the widely debunked "120" school shooting meme in the sign. When you have to resort to easily disproved lies, your "movement" has no moral validity. Consider, in a city of 12 million, in the heart of the densest support for citizen disarmament in the country, in a legal regime that has stifled the right to bear arms with numerous infringements for a century, this morally bankrupt astroturf organization is able to attract, pay, or bully only a few dozen marchers.
  • Michelle Obama: Blacks have been 'frustrated and invisible' for 'decades'

    05/09/2015 6:14:54 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 78 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9 May 15 | Zack Coleman
    First Lady Michelle Obama urged students at Tuskegee University, a historically black university in Alabama, to remain involved in civic life during a time of tension regarding race relations across the country. At the school's commencement address, the First Lady listed scenarios in which African-Americans feel they encounter systemic discrimination, such as "nagging worries that you're going to get stopped or pulled over for absolutely no reason." She said those feelings are "real," but disengaging is not an option. "I want to be very clear that those feelings are not an excuse to just throw up our hands and give...
  • Sen. Rand Paul will meet with black lawmakers on justice reforms

    05/09/2015 5:35:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 8, 2015 | Lauren French
    Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul will host a meeting with members of the Congressional Black Caucus next week to discuss criminal justice reform. The libertarian-leaning senator from Kentucky has long been an outspoken advocate for changing how the American criminal system prosecutes and sentences. Now he’s teaming up with Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), and other black lawmakers, to craft a strategy for advancing legislation as law enforcement issues have taken center stage following the death of several unarmed black men at the hands of police. “Not only is Senator Paul the [S]enate co-sponsor of the Justice Safety Valve Act, which...
  • Frank Bruni Commands Christians to Cave on Homosexuality

    04/07/2015 9:50:01 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 52 replies
    Patheos ^ | April 4, 2015 | Owen Strachan
    e New York Times just published one of the more rough-handed pieces we’ve yet seen regarding “gay Christianity.” In “Bigotry, the Bible and the Lessons of Indiana,” opinion writer Frank Bruni takes the gloves off and seeks to bully Christians into caving on homosexuality. The column is frank, direct, and brutalizing.Let’s consider five takeaways from this striking article.1. Here’s what Bruni believes opposition to “gay Christianity” is based in: raw prejudice. He says as much: But in the end, the continued view of gays, lesbians and bisexuals as sinners is a decision. It’s a choice. It prioritizes scattered passages of ancient texts over all...
  • De Blasio’s National “Contract With America” Strategy Leaks

    05/09/2015 4:10:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 8, 2015 | David Freedlander
    Everyone from Susan Sarandon to Van Jones is helping draft and push de Blasio’s new “Contract with America,” which will push for paid sick leave and free, universal pre-K.First New York City. Then America. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is heading to Washington, D.C. next week to present a progressive “Contract with America,” a 13-point agenda intended to push the Democratic Party leftward. According to a draft of the document provided to The Daily Beast by someone asked to join the effort, de Blasio will call for a number of measures for which he has already pushed in...
  • How Hillary Is Winning (According to the Slimes)

    05/09/2015 2:17:00 PM PDT · by lbryce · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 9, 2015 | Frank Bruni
    The NYT has never had the slightest sense of moral aberrance ,egregious wrongheadedness any sense of guilt, regret in the attitude or philosophy regarding the headlines, articles and the the cognitive dissonance they bring to bear written as if no logic, reasoning, common sense was mandatory in the process. While human behavior is determined by logic, reason and calculated conclusion, animals have no self-awareness, considered unable to visualize that which is not visually present, behavior driven by instinct, hot-wired into their brain with no input to help modify, ameliorate the manner in how they behave. The NYT it seems operates...
  • Black Panther Leader Announces Plans To Bomb Nurseries To Kill White Babies

    05/08/2015 10:42:40 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 138 replies
    Conservative Post ^ | 5-7-2015 | AM
    Black Panther leaders are planning ways to make the chaos last and spread across the nation. Two leaders of the New Black Panther Party, Chief of Staff Michelle Williams and King Samir Shabazz, are calling Baltimore rioters for even more violence against whites. (SNIP) During an appearance on Shabazz’s radio show, Williams regularly made fun of “crackers” and black conservatives. Agreeing with her, Shabazz went a step further and made a terrifying threat: he called on blacks to firebomb nurseries so that they can kill as many white babies as possible. Shabazz added that this was a good suggestion because...
  • Iowa hirings suggest Donald Trump serious about 2016 White House bid

    05/07/2015 4:10:40 AM PDT · by iowamark · 34 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/6/2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    There are growing signs — including hiring key staff in Iowa — that after years of bluster, businessman Donald Trump is actually serious about making a run for the GOP’s 2016 presidential nomination. Mr. Trump has spent years hyping a potential run, and most of the political world now writes off his rumination as another publicity stunt from the fox-haired New York real estate mogul and reality television guru. But Steve Scheffler, Republican National Committee member from Iowa, said the billionaire has beefed up his team in the first caucus state with some notable hires, including Chuck Laudner, the operative...
  • Orioles notebook: Birds honor late NYPD officer, O's fan Brian Moore

    05/05/2015 11:43:05 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 10 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 05-05-2015 | Eduardo A. Encina
    When manager Buck Showalter found out that slain New York police officer Brian Moore was an Orioles fan, he immediately wanted to do something for Moore's family.. The Mets already had planned to hold a moment of silence before Tuesday's interleague game against the Orioles at Citi Field to honor Moore, a 25-year-old officer who was shot in the head Saturday in Queens, N.Y., and died Monday. A man has been arrested and charged with his murder.
  • Daily Show’s Jon Stewart on Garland: ‘Not Okay to Shoot Other People’ Even If They Offend You

    05/05/2015 9:53:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    New York Times foreign correspondent Rukmini Callimachi on Sunday tweeted: Rukmini Callimachi ✔@rcallimachi Free speech aside, why would anyone do something as provocative as hosting a "Muhammad drawing contest"? The tweet came off of the news that police had killed two gunmen at a Garland, Tex., event showcasing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. SNIP In his treatment of the issue, the “Daily Show’s” Jon Stewart couldn’t resist throwing in some qualifiers regarding the First Amendment implications of the episode. AFDI, he noted, had given away $10,000 to the best entry in a “Draw Muhammad” cartoon contest. SNIP “AFDI is a...
  • Staten Island special election 2015: Dan Donovan wins Congress seat

    05/05/2015 7:38:42 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Republican District Attorney Daniel Donovan has won Tuesday's special election and is going to be Staten Island's new congressman. Donovan vied with Democratic Councilman Vincent Gentile and Green Party candidate James Lane for the seat. The final tally for the election is not yet available, but the Donovan camp declared him the winner of the special election on Tuesday night. The DA celebrated with supporters at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bloomfield.
  • Obama raises money for Democrats — and gridlocks traffic — in NYC

    05/05/2015 1:42:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 5, 2015 | By Aaron C. Davis
    NEW YORK — At the head of the table, wearing a massive diamond brooch, was the widow of the man who was once the country’s richest African American. A few seats down, there was Wendell Pierce of HBO fame in “The Wire” and “Treme,” and beyond that, Baltimore Orioles slugger Adam Jones. Taking the microphone Monday evening inside a luxury upper East Side penthouse in Manhattan was President Obama, thanking everyone for attending the $10,000-a-plate fundraiser. “It is wonderful to see so many old friends and a few new ones,” Obama began. After headlining far fewer party fundraisers following Democrats’...
  • Police Towing Hundreds of Cars Now For Obama Fundraser

    05/04/2015 2:18:02 PM PDT · by Diogenez · 103 replies
    Eyewitness account ^ | 5/4/2015 | Diogenez
    Police are in the process of towing hundreds of cars in the West Village section of New York to clear the way for an Obama fundraiser at the townhouse of "Sex & the City" star, Sarah Jessica Parker. Anna Wintour of The Devil Wears Parda hatefulness will host. Expected guests: Justin Timberlake, Harvey Weinstein, Tommy Hilfiger. Several blocks west of Greenwich Ave. to the river are being cleared of cars and lined with metal barricades. Hundreds of "special detail" police are to run interferencefor the $40,000 per plate event. Cost to taxpayers - an estimated $2.5 to $3 Million.
  • NYPD Officer Shot in Face by Ex-Con in Queens Dies from Injuries: Sources

    05/04/2015 9:41:58 AM PDT · by kristinn · 56 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | Monday, May 4, 2015 | Rocco Parascandola and Tina Moore
    The hero cop who was shot in the face by an ex-con died Monday after a two day struggle to stay alive, sources said. Officer Brian Moore’s death at Queens General Hospital plunged the NYPD into grief.
  • Officer’s vital signs plummet after being shot in the head (Update:Officer has died)

    05/04/2015 8:37:41 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 30 replies
    NY POst ^ | 5/2/15 | By Larry Celona, Shawn Cohen, Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding
    Officer’s vital signs plummet after being shot in the head By Larry Celona, Shawn Cohen, Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding The distraught family of NYPD Officer Brian Moore was preparing for the worst Sunday as his condition deteriorated from a bullet wound to the head that left him on life support. Moore’s parents, including his retired-cop dad, Raymond, were joined by his police partner and dozens of other officers at Jamaica Hospital after he began bleeding uncontrollably and his blood pressure plummeted early Sunday, sources told The Post. At one point, a police chaplain was called to the hospital after...
  • Bloomberg’s Reported Interest In Buying New York Times Sends Shares Soaring

    05/03/2015 3:53:25 AM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    New York post ^ | May 1, 2015 | Keith J kelly
    New York Times Co. shares leaped 10.7 percent in after-hours trading after Fox Business Network reported billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg had expressed renewed interest in buying the paper. The former New York City mayor was prepared to pay up to $5 billion to acquire the Gray Lady — more than double the $2.3 billion market cap of the company. Bloomberg LP completely dismissed the FBN report as untrue. “There is no truth to this rumor,” Ty Trippet, a spokesman for the data and business news service, said in an e-mail. Mike Bloomberg has in the past expressed interest in buying...
  • New York Times Co. Reports Loss as Print Ads Decline

    04/30/2015 5:45:48 AM PDT · by Drango · 34 replies
    NYTimes ^ | April 30, 2015 | RAVI SOMAIYA
    GRIN clink on link http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/01/business/media/new-york-times-company-q1-earnings.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0
  • NYPD cop critically injured after being shot in the head

    05/02/2015 6:05:32 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 57 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 2, 2015 | By Larry Celona and Jamie Schram
    An NYPD cop was shot in the head and chest and critically wounded in Queens on Saturday. The anti-crime officer worked out of the 105th Precinct in Queens Village and was on duty when he was hit at around 6:15 p.m. It was not clear whether he was in uniform – anti-crime officers often do plainclothes patrols. A suspect was initially believed to be holed up in a nearby building at 212th Street and 104th Avenue. Police sent hostage negotiaters to try to talk him out – only to discover it was a false tip. The search has now expanded....
  • Baby Boom Among New York’s Affluent

    05/02/2015 3:00:40 PM PDT · by proxy_user · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | Ginia Bellafante
    Over the past decade or so as $10 million apartments have prevailed in New York and more and more neighborhoods have been given over to the kind of luxury shopping required to fill them, it has been common to say that the city has turned into a “playground for the rich.” At the same time, of course, New York has turned into a playground of the more literal kind, with a child-centric ethos bearing well-established variants of urban nuisance: stroller gridlock in gentrifying areas, car services that cater to 5-year-olds, sidewalk whining that in some cases becomes its own source...
  • New York Times: Ted Cruz just held a campaign event at the home of two gay businessmen, you know

    04/23/2015 7:06:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 107 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2015 | AllahPundit
    This NYT story, an obvious attempt at a gotcha that’ll damage Cruz among his base, will do more damage to the two businessmen within their own circle of allies, I suspect. It’s one thing for Ted Cruz, social conservative, to socialize with gay friends. It’s another for gays to socialize with — gasp — Ted Cruz, social conservative. During the gathering, according to two attendees, Mr. Cruz said he would have no problem if one of his daughters was gay. He did not mention his opposition to same-sex marriage, saying only that marriage is an issue that should be...