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  • Student slashing at Benjamin Cardozo High School in Bayside caused 2 1/2 hour lockdown

    12/11/2018 2:30:30 PM PST · by EinNYC · 7 replies
    QNS.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Jenna Bagcal
    The search continues for the suspect who slashed a student at Benjamin Cardozo High School in Bayside on Tuesday morning — and caused a 2 1/2 hour lockdown of the campus that alarmed students, parents and staff alike. On Dec. 11 at around 9 a.m., police sources reported, an unidentified 14-year-old student was sliced in the head with an “unknown sharp weapon” at the high school located at 57-00 223rd St. Officers from the 111th Precinct responded to the scene. The student was taken to a nearby hospital and is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The school promptly went on...
  • Former SNL writer booted from college event for ‘offensive’ jokes: report

    12/04/2018 4:20:15 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 4, 2018 | Bradford Betz
    A former Saturday Night Live writer and comedian was booted mid-set while performing stand-up comedy at an event hosted by Columbia University’s Asian American Alliance because his jokes were deemed “racist” and “homophobic,"
  • ‘Saturday Night Live’ writer yanked from Columbia U. stage for ‘offensive’ jokes

    12/04/2018 10:38:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    College Fix ^ | December 3, 2018 | Staff
    When will comedians ever learn? Proving yet again that colleges are no places for purveyors of humor, student organizers at a Columbia University event kicked off the stage a comedy writer from the long-running show “Saturday Night Live” after he told some “offensive” jokes. Nimesh Patel was interrupted by members of the Columbia Asian American Alliance about 30 minutes into his routine at the AAA’s “cultureSHOCK: Reclaim” gig. He was, however, “provided” an opportunity to offer closing comments before his exit. According to the Columbia Spectator, the joke that crossed the line was about a gay black man from Patel’s...
  • I Was Kicked Off Stage by College Students. Did I Deserve It?

    12/10/2018 8:20:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 7, 2018 | Nimesh Patel
    I’ve experienced a lot of strange things while performing comedy: Rosario Dawson made fun of me while I was bombing in front of hundreds of Bernie Sanders fans. I once had to tell the crowd mid-show that the venue was closing for an impromptu health inspection. On Nov. 30, I performed stand-up as part of an annual event put on by the Asian-American Alliance at Columbia, and about 20 minutes into the show, my microphone was cut off. It wasn’t because of some fire code violation, or because some violently drunk heckler and I were about to fistfight. It was...
  • Wife of a Liberal Senator Gets ‘Mugged by Reality’

    12/09/2018 12:48:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 9, 2018 | Taylor Lewis
    I feel sacrilegious for invoking such numinous phrases, but it’s hard to think of a better personal metaphor for the Strand, New York City’s iconic bookstore located in Greenwich Village. Visiting the store is its own pilgrimage for any starved bibliophile. In a world of Amazon shipping and the $.01 paperback, Strand is an oasis, offering a rarified shopping experience that slakes our need for spontaneity through the adventitious wandering of stacks. The atmosphere begs for browsing books, both old and new. It’s anonymous and crowded, like a self-contained city. And, as everything else in our harried age, it’s in...
  • Gillibrand’s own sons have no place in her ‘future’

    12/09/2018 1:47:48 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6 Dec, 2018 | Karol Markowicz
    “The future is female.” It’s a favorite slogan of the identity left that has now gone mainstream. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand tweeted it on Wednesday, adding that the future is also “intersectional” and “powered by our belief in one another.” But if the future is female, what happens to our boys? And what message are we sending our present-day girls? Gillibrand is one of about 30 Democrats considering running for president in 2020, and the tweet suggests she’s seizing some strategic left-wing ground (in a primary field crowded with lefties) by appealing to the Dems’ identity-obsessed base. Her mentioning “intersectionality” is...
  • The Planet Has Seen Sudden Warming Before. It Wiped Out Almost Everything

    12/09/2018 8:08:53 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 113 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 7, 2018 | Carl Zimmer
    Some 252 million years ago, Earth almost died. In the oceans, 96 percent of all species became extinct. It’s harder to determine how many terrestrial species vanished, but the loss was comparable. This mass extinction, at the end of the Permian Period, was the worst in the planet’s history, and it happened over a few thousand years at most — the blink of a geological eye. On Thursday, a team of scientists offered a detailed accounting of how marine life was wiped out during the Permian-Triassic mass extinction. Global warming robbed the oceans of oxygen, they say, putting many species...
  • Al Sharpton’s daughter gets $95K settlement for sprained ankle

    12/08/2018 6:51:06 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec. 7, 2018 | Julia Marsh
    She is her father’s daughter. Dominique Sharpton, daughter of shakedown artist Al Sharpton, scored a $95,000 settlement from the city over a sprained ankle — even though she had posted snaps of herself on social media climbing a mountain in Bali and strutting around in high heels just seven months after the fall. It took nearly four years, but de Blasio administration lawyers finally threw in the towel in the case. “After a thorough evaluation, we determined that settling this case was in the best interest of the city,” said a spokesman for the city Law Department. The 32-year-old Brooklyn resident,...
  • City Council backs Albany bill to create ‘Medicare for all’

    12/07/2018 8:39:26 AM PST · by EinNYC · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 6, 2018 | Yoav Gonen and Bruce Golding
    The City Council on Thursday put its political clout behind a proposal in Albany to overhaul state health care by creating a “Medicare for all” program that would raise taxes by $139 billion a year. The single-payer plan would extend coverage to the roughly 1 million uninsured New Yorkers — including undocumented immigrants — and eliminate all co-pays and deductibles.
  • NYT Editorials About Deaths of Reagan, Bush Slammed Current Republican Presidents

    12/06/2018 4:42:56 PM PST · by detective · 7 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 5, 2018 | David Rutz
    Shortened title. Full title: NYT Editorials About Deaths of Reagan, Bush Called Them Fortunate in Foreign Policy, Slammed Current Republican Presidents The New York Times editorials about the last two elected Republican presidents to die, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, have strong similarities, calling them both fortunate in their foreign policy victories, comparing them positively to the current GOP office-holders, and bemoaning the negative state of politics under the current commanders in chief. Reagan, the 40th president, died in 2004 at the age of 93, and Bush, his vice-president who succeeded him as the 41st president, died Friday at...
  • CBS paid former employee $5 million over 20 years to keep quiet about sexual assault

    12/06/2018 8:20:50 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/06/18 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    CBS paid more than $5 million in a settlement agreement reached in the 1990s with a woman who claimed former '60 minutes' executive producer Doug Hewitt sexually assaulted her, the New York Times reported Thursday. Lawyers hired by CBS to investigate the workplace culture of '60 Minutes' are set to present a report to the board next week, according to the Times, which obtained a draft. The report, precipitated by the high profile removals of '60 Minutes' producer Jeff Fager and CBS chief executive Les Moonves after sexual misconduct allegations, found the program's separation from the larger company to be...
  • Stock markets plunge after Trump’s ‘Tariff Man’ tweet

    12/04/2018 1:35:29 PM PST · by SMGFan · 56 replies
    NYPost ^ | December 4, 2018
    Stocks took a nosedive on Wall Street as investors worried that a US-China trade truce reached over the weekend wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank almost 800 points Tuesday. ------------------ The markets plunged after Trump unleashed a threatening tweet Tuesday morning. “President Xi and I want this deal to happen, and it probably will. But if not remember, I am a Tariff Man,” Trump tweeted.
  • Paul Manafort reportedly tried to make a deal with Ecuador to hand over Julian Assange

    12/03/2018 7:18:18 PM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 17 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12/03/2018 | Nyshka Chandran
    Paul Manafort, the embattled former campaign chief of President Donald Trump, attempted to broker a deal between Washington and the government of Ecuador over Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, the New York Times reported. During meetings with incoming Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno in May 2017, Manafort suggested he could help negotiate an agreement for the South American country to hand over Assange to the U.S., the Times said, citing people familiar with the talks.
  • NYC Recognizes 31 "Genders" (vanity; pdf at link)

    05/25/2016 1:03:42 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 38 replies
    Commission on Human Rights One's internal, deeply-held sense of one’s gender as male, female, or something else entirely. A transgender person is someone whose gender identity does not match the sex they were assigned at birth. GENDER IDENTITY In New York City, it’s illegal to discriminate on the basis of gender identity and gender expression in the workplace, in public spaces, and in housing. The NYC Commission on Human Rights is committed to ensuring that transgender and gender non-conforming New Yorkers are treated with dignity and respect and without threat of discrimination or harassment. External representations of gender as expressed...
  • NOT a joke: Look how many GENDERS New York City now officially recognizes

    05/25/2016 1:22:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | Allen west
    Good news: Bill de Blasio has finally enlightened us all on how many genders there are. As Robert Gehl of The Federalist Papers writes; Baskin Robbins ain’t got nothing on New York City. The ice cream shop boasts 31 flavors, but New York City’s got 31 genders. As part of its non-discrimination policy, the city’s Commission on Human Rights released a list of different genders that businesses must accommodate or risk a six-figure fine, The Daily Caller is reporting. Along with the package comes the requirement that you identify someone using their preferred pronouns. Among these include pronouns such as...
  • NYC recognizes thirty-one (31) genders

    05/25/2016 2:30:07 PM PDT · by upchuck · 11 replies
    May 25, 2016
    This is ridiculous! New York City now recognizes 31 forms of gender dysphoria.PDF file (363KB download) h/t to a New Jersey friend.
  • Here Are the 31 Genders NYC Recognizes

  • Trade Truce by China and U.S. Gives Both Sides Political Breathing Room

    12/02/2018 7:15:56 PM PST · by Innovative · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | Dec. 3, 2018 | Keith Bradsher and Alan Rappeport
    The agreement reached by President Trump and President Xi Jinping of China to effectively pause their trade war and work toward a pact appears to be aimed at giving the two leaders some political breathing room after an escalating fight has begun inflicting economic damage on both sides of the Pacific. The temporary truce, forged over a working dinner on Saturday night in Buenos Aires, does little to resolve the deep differences between the two nations and is more a political agreement than a substantive one. Both sides immediately positioned the cease-fire as a domestic victory while staking out areas...
  • He’s Built an Empire, With Detained Migrant Children as the Bricks

    12/02/2018 10:56:36 AM PST · by Theoria · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 02 Dec 2018 | Kim Barker, Nicholas Kulish and Rebecca R. Ruiz
    The founder of Southwest Key made millions from housing migrant children. His nonprofit has stockpiled taxpayer dollars and possibly engaged in self-dealing with top executives. Juan Sanchez grew up along the Mexican border in a two-bedroom house so crowded with children that he didn’t have a bed. But he fought his way to another life. He earned three degrees, including a doctorate in education from Harvard, before starting a nonprofit in his Texas hometown. Mr. Sanchez has built an empire on the back of a crisis. His organization, Southwest Key Programs, now houses more migrant children than any other in...
  • Trump is prepping for all-out political war

    12/02/2018 5:52:32 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 128 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Michael Goodwin
    The day after the midterms, Trump tried to paint a rosy picture of the Dem majority in the House, saying he was eager to work with likely Speaker Nancy Pelosi and would sign key legislation even if most Republicans opposed it. Now his message is far more stick than carrot. As he said in our interview, the new Dem leaders would be unleashing the furies from hell if they engage in “presidential harassment.” “I will hit them so hard, they’ve never seen a hit like that,” he said, referring to his power to release secret documents, some of which, he...