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  • Alleging Republican 'blind eye' on defense spending, GOP senator proposes cuts

    11/16/2012 5:25:29 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 40 replies
    NBC ^ | Nov 16 2012 | Tom Curry
    A Senate Republican fiscal hawk offered a 74-page menu of Defense Department spending cuts Thursday that could save taxpayers nearly $68 billion over 10 years. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said he and his staff had identified several categories of “non-defense spending at the Pentagon,” outlays which he said had “little to do with national security.” At a Capitol Hill press conference, Coburn accused his fellow Senate Republicans of “having a blind eye on spending.” He summed up their approach as “It’s OK to cut spending anywhere except the Defense Department.” But, he said “to be legitimate and have any integrity...
  • (Heckuva job, Bloomy) Mayor Bloomberg’s Response to Sandy Leaves Many New Yorkers Out in the Cold

    11/05/2012 7:07:30 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 45 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Nov 5, 2012 | Harry Siegel
    Mayor Bloomberg’s Response to Sandy Leaves Many New Yorkers Out in the Cold The mayor has brilliantly stage-managed his handling of the storm, but outside the city’s affluent precincts numerous angry residents feel abandoned by his administration as days have passed and help has remained distant, writes Harry Siegel. “Are you from OEM? Or FEMA?” “No, we’re from Brooklyn.” That was the exchange when, after nearly six hours, the volunteer group I spent Sunday with finally managed to deliver supplies— flashlights, blankets, winter jackets, baby supplies, and pet food—to Staten Islanders who’d been rocked by Hurricane Sandy. On television, New...
  • Devastated Rockaways residents lash out at Bloomberg during unannounced visit

    11/04/2012 2:09:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 4, 2012 | SALLY GOLDENBERG, DAVID SEIFMAN & PEDRO OLIVEIRA JR.
    Storm-ravaged and weary Rockaways residents cornered Mayor Bloomberg yesterday to angrily demand more aid for their devastated neighborhood. “When are we gonna get some help?” blasted one desperate woman, who had to be held back by the mayor’s security detail as Bloomberg stood by with a deer-in-the-headlights look. “When are we gonna get some bleeping help?” she demanded. “There’s old ladies in my building that don’t got nothing,” lashed out a man on video caught by a NY1 reporting crew. Bloomberg’s trip to the Rockaways wasn’t announced and wouldn’t have been caught on cameras if the news crew hadn’t happened...
  • VANITY KFI640AM Lots of Bodies still floating Staten, Election Year thwarts coverage - Lisa Walter

    11/03/2012 4:21:41 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 14 replies
    LIsten to KFI AM 640 The Lisa Ann Walker Show. She has family on Staten Island. KFI will offer the pdcast after the show airs. She reports lots of bodeis still being found. The news is not being reported becuase of the election and the possibiklty of another storm.
  • New York Marathon canceled, Bloomberg says

    11/02/2012 2:35:19 PM PDT · by John W · 86 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | November 2, 2012 | Andrew Mach and Elizabeth Chuck
    NEW YORK – The New York Marathon will not be held Sunday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday, backtracking just a few hours after he defended the decision to hold it despite heavy criticism as the city struggles back from Superstorm Sandy.
  • Bloomberg Diverts Food, Generators from Devastated Staten Island to NYC Marathon

    11/02/2012 1:52:39 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 85 replies
    Fresh off his "climate disruption"-driven endorsement of President Obama, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has chosen to divert critical food supplies and power generators from desperate residents of Staten Island to Sunday's New York City Marathon...
  • Looters 'swipe' up the mess in chaos zones (NYC: Post-Sandy Looting Starting)

    10/31/2012 4:20:09 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 104 replies
    New York Post ^ | 31 October 2012 | REBECCA HARSHBARGER, FRANK ROSARIO and JOSH SAUL
    <p>Hurricane Sandy brought out the worst yesterday in some sleazy New Yorkers, who looted stores and homes across the city.</p> <p>Some posed as Con Ed workers to dupe their victims.</p> <p>Police arrested more than a dozen looters in the Rockaways and Coney Island, which had been evacuated, and stood guard outside ravaged stores at the South Street Seaport. “This morning when they told us the water receded, I walked back to the house to feed [my pets],” said Eric Martine, 33, a cabby who lives in Brooklyn’s Gerritsen Beach. “Guys were looting, pretending they were Con Ed and holding people up. It was sick.” Residents said police warned them to beware of crooks pretending to be utility workers...</p>
  • Mammoth storm Sandy plunges NYC into darkness

    10/29/2012 6:57:41 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 48 replies
    AP ^ | 10-29-2012 | By JENNIFER PELTZ and TOM HAYS
    Much of New York was plunged into darkness Monday by a superstorm that overflowed the city's historic waterfront, flooded the financial district and subway tunnels and cut power to nearly a million people. The city had shut its mass transit system, schools, the stock exchange and Broadway and ordered hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers to leave home to get out of the way of the superstorm Sandy as it zeroed in on the nation's largest city. Residents spent much of the day trying to salvage normal routines, jogging and snapping pictures of the water while officials warned the worst...
  • Crane Collapses From Building Under Construction In Midtown

    10/29/2012 1:17:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    CBS New York ^ | October 29,2012
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The FDNY is at a high-rise under construction in Midtown where a crane has collapsed. The call came in around 2:30 p.m. Monday at the building on West 57th Street. The top of the crane, about 75-stories up, could be seen dangling down from the luxury building. WATCH LIVE: CBS 2 | LISTEN NOW: 1010 WINS | WCBS 880 All residents of buildings on West 57th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues have been ordered to move to lower floors. All others have been told to avoid the area. There is no falling debris, but the...
  • New York City Council launches abortion clinic ‘escort’ program [Tax $ Keep Women from pro-lifers]

    10/26/2012 3:14:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 10/22/12 | KIRSTEN ANDERSEN
    New York City will now recruit and train “escorts” to volunteer at abortion facilities throughout the city. New York City will recruit and train “escorts” to volunteer at abortion facilities throughout the city, New York City Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn announced Friday. Starting November 1, the escorts will guide women past protesters at abortion centers, making it easier for them to access abortion. “Offensive actions against a woman’s right to choose will not be tolerated in our city in any borough or any neighborhood,” said Quinn, who announced the city-backed escort initiative at a City Hall press...
  • The Fed Reserve Bomb Plotter: Explaining Jihadist ‘Nice Guys’

    10/19/2012 5:05:06 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 19, 2012 | Robert Spencer
    “He is very gentle and devoted to his studies,” says the father of Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, who was arrested after trying to detonate what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb at the New York City Federal Reserve Bank. And it could be true: he could be a gentle, studious soul. His studies of Islam could have led him to the conviction that he needed to wage jihad against Infidels. Nafis explained his action in clear Islamic terms. He told undercover agents, whom he thought were his fellow plotters: “I don’t want something that’s like, small. I just want...
  • Plot to attack Federal Reserve in NYC: Suspect thought he had 1,000-pound bomb, authorities say

    10/17/2012 7:04:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    nbc ^ | 10/17/12 | Jonathan Dienst and Shimon Prokupecz, NBCNewYork.com
    Updated at 8 p.m. ET: NEW YORK - A suspected terrorist parked a van packed with what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb next to the Federal Reserve building in Lower Manhattan and tried to detonate it Wednesday morning before he was arrested in a terror sting operation, authorities said. The suspect, 21-year-old Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, is a Bangladeshi national who came to the U.S. on a student visa in January for the specific purpose of launching a terror attack here, authorities said. He allegedly told an undercover agent last month that he hoped the attack would disrupt...
  • Anti-Jihad Ads Considered Constitutional

    10/01/2012 2:02:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 67 replies
    COLLEGIAN.csufresno.edu - Top Opinion Story ^ | September 24, 2012 | Liana Whitehead
    SNIPPET: "New York City is the center of a public uproar as Internet blogger Pamela Gellar rises with an “anti-jihad” ad campaign." SNIPPET: "Gellar and her group are protesting the Jihad, which in definition is the religious duty of Muslims. According to the Dictionary of Islam, jihad is defined as “A religious war with those who are unbelievers in the mission of Muhammad . . . enjoined especially for the purpose of advancing Islam and repelling evil from Muslims.” The literal meaning of jihad, according to the British Broadcasting Network, “is struggle or effort, and it means much more than...
  • The Fascist Boogie Fever (Rise of Golden Dawn (Nazi Greece)

    05/13/2012 3:02:01 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 13 replies
    http://noisyroom.net/blog ^ | 5.13.12 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    All hail, or should we say ‘heil,’ the rise of the Golden Dawn fascists in Greece. It’s all the rage (literally) in the streets of Greece these days. They now hold 21 seats in the Greek government – about 7% of the controlling body – and combined with the Communists, that control is closer to 20%. And their influence is not only growing there, but in Europe and the US. The darkness is rising once again and the Golden Dawn is telling those in power they should fear them now and indeed, they should take those threats to heart. Golden...
  • NYC Muslim Day Parade 2012 - Hate On Parade

    10/14/2012 8:34:44 AM PDT · by Milagros · 19 replies
    NYC Muslim Day Parade 2012 - Hate On Parade Added by Eric Allen Bell on October 11, 2012 at 3:38pmView Videos http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HjFSi1AZTq8 Hate and Intolerance for America was on parade September 23, 2012, at the NYC Muslim Day Parade. One of the more disturbing parts of the Muslim Day Parade was the proud display of the Islamic Black Flag of Jihad visible throughout the event. The Black Flag of Jihad was hoisted above our overrun embassies in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, etc... The Jihadist's pulled down and burned the American flag and replaced it with the Islamic Black Flag of Jihad as...
  • "A Possibly Fatal Mistake" that we all should pay for

    10/14/2012 5:09:00 AM PDT · by Acton · 66 replies
    Vanity ^ | October 14, 2012
    An editorial writer at The New York Times (Nicholas Kristof) makes an impassioned plea to vote for Obama because a friend from his youth and days at Harvard (Scott Androes) is dying of cancer: "Yet for all his innate prudence, Scott now, at age 52, is suffering from Stage 4 prostate cancer, in part because he didn’t have health insurance. President Obama’s health care reform came just a bit too late to help Scott, but it will protect others like him — unless Mitt Romney repeals it. If you favor gutting “Obamacare,” please listen to Scott’s story. He is willing...
  • Chaos ensues after high school principal replaces hall passes with toilet plungers

    10/13/2012 8:34:21 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 15 replies
    NEW YORK POST ^ | Last Updated: 11:31 AM, October 13, 2012 | YOAV GONEN Education Reporter
    Turns out it was a crappy idea. The principal of a Hell’s Kitchen HS that used to be among the most violent in the city had students using wooden toilet plungers as hall passes this school year. The half-baked scheme by the second-year principal at the HS of Graphic Communication Arts that placed 2-foot-long plungers in every classroom last month immediately plunged the school into chaos, a source said. “The kids were using the plungers to whack each other, to pop ceiling tiles in the bathroom,” the source said. “They were sticking it in the toilet and then flinging them...
  • Bloomberg donates $250,000 to Maryland marriage equality campaign

    10/12/2012 7:22:38 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 9 replies
    http://www.lgbtqnation.com ^ | 10-12-2010 | Staff Reports
    NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has taken his support of same-sex marriage national by donating $250,000 to support the Maryland ballot initiative aimed at legalizing same-sex marriage. “I do not believe that government has any business telling one class of couples that they cannot marry,” Bloomberg wrote in an e-mail, that was distributed by Maryland marriage equality supporters, according to The New York Times. “The next great barrier to full equality under the law is marriage equality. There is no doubt in my mind this barrier will fall, just as so many others have,” he...
  • World's most mysterious buildings

    10/11/2012 5:03:46 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies
    Yahoo! Travel ^ | Thursday, October 4, 2012 | Adam H. Graham
    Mysteries come in many forms: ancient, modern, unsolved, and unexplained. But the world's most mysterious buildings are a physical force to be reckoned with. They've become popularized on websites full of user-generated and editor-curated like Abandoned-places.com, weburbanist.com, and AtlasObscura.com, an exhaustive database of the unusual. "In an age where it sometimes seems like there's nothing left to discover, our site is for people who still believe in exploration," says AtlasObscura.com cofounder Joshua Foer. Our definition of mysterious is broad and varied. Some buildings on our list are being eaten alive by the earth, such as a lava-buried church in the...
  • London bomb suspect linked to Ore. terror camp (terrorists on the left coast)

    07/20/2005 6:41:28 PM PDT · by Splatter · 162 replies · 6,346+ views
    kgw.com ^ | Wednesday, July 20, 2005 | By kgw.com, NBC and CNN Staff (Spaltter)
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Investigators probing the London terror bombings are focusing on an elusive British Muslim suspect who is connected to a previous plot to set up a terrorist training camp in rural southern Oregon, according to U.S. counterterrorism officials. Officials told both NBC News and CNN Wednesday that Haroon Rashid Aswat, believed to be a mastermind of the London bombings, is the same British-born Muslim of Indian descent who scouted a Bly, Oregon ranch to set up a terror camp. These officials said Aswat, a Pakistani national being sought for questioning as a person of interest by British authorities,...