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  • Court to review speedy approval of NY gun controls

    03/04/2013 11:56:47 AM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Mar 01, 2013 | NA
    ALBANY, N.Y. - A group of 1,200 New Yorkers has forced a court review of whether New York's new gun controls were rushed into law in violation of the state constitution. Robert Schulz, of Warren County, calls Gov. Andrew Cuomo a "king" for pushing through the nation's toughest gun law by suspending the three-day review usually required before votes on bills. It's been 6 weeks since New York's SAFE Act was signed into law, banning defined assault weapons and high capacity magazines. Since then, thousands of people have rallied, and Friday, a court order forcing a review of whether the...
  • Like child molesters and drug addicts, liberals can NEVER be cured of their lusts

    03/01/2013 9:59:42 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/1/13 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    Like child molesters and drug addicts, liberals can’t be cured of their addiction. They want to run our lives in every way possible. New York City’s Mayor Nanny Bloomberg is one such liberal. He won election twelve years ago by pretending to be another Rudy Giuliani. But even though he knew he was legally limited to two terms Nanny’s liberal lust for power was ultimately just as strong as a fish eyed child molester’s lust for gratification. Nanny got the also term limited City Council to say, “Oops the people made a mistake and as their friends we’ll fix it...
  • Bloomberg Calls On State To Implement Sugary Drink Ban

    03/03/2013 9:47:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 25, 2013 5:03 PM
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg has urged New York State to adopt his ban on large sugary drinks. The city has jurisdiction over restaurants, movie theaters, fast food restaurants and street carts, but not supermarkets or convenience stores that do not serve prepared foods. “The state should do exactly the same thing in stores,” Bloomberg told reporters including WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb. …
  • Detroit Tops 2013 List Of America’s Most Miserable Cities

    02/22/2013 11:26:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/21/2013 @ 2:20PM | Kurt Badenhausen
    Forbes put Detroit Mayor Dave Bing on its cover in 2011 for a story with the optimistic headline: “City of Hope.” The premise was that the city had hit rock bottom and was poised for a turnaround. “Right now, it’s all about survival,” Bing told Forbes. Two years later, Detroit’s problems continue to multiply, sadly. It is still dealing with high levels of violent crime and unemployment. Home prices, already at historic lows, plummeted a further 35% during the past three years to a median of $40,000 as net migration out of the city continued. The latest blow was Tuesday’s...
  • Ed Koch vs. Barry Farber: Legendary Mayor’s First Victory Detailed in The Right Frequency

    02/14/2013 8:14:13 PM PST · by TeaPartyJakes · 6 replies
    The Right Frequency Blog ^ | February 10, 2013 | Fred Lucas
    Former New York Mayor Ed Koch, who died earlier this month, was a legendary political figure. Barry Farber was a legendary talk radio host in the Big Apple, whose voice dominated the powerful WOR throughout the 1960s and 1970s. The two larger-than-life figures would face off in 1977, when Koch was seeking his first term as mayor. Farber was interviewed in The Right Frequency: The Story of the Talk Radio Giants Who Shook Up the Political and Media Establishment by Fred V. Lucas (History Publishing Co.). Below is an excerpt: *** Covering a quarter of WOR’s airtime was enough exposure...
  • NYPD Stopped, Frisked 8.6% of City in 2011 (98% of those stopped were minorities)

    02/05/2013 12:04:44 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 39 replies
    Newser ^ | 02/05/2013 | By Kevin Spak,
    (Newser) – The NYPD detained the equivalent of 8.6% of all New Yorkers as part of its controversial "stop and frisk" program in 2011, and almost all of them were minorities, according to a statistical breakdown the department released last night. All told, police stopped a record 685,724 people, and nearly 90% of them were either black or Hispanic, the New York Post reports. Only 9% were white and 4% Asian. In many places, the racial disparity was even worse. In the two precincts that saw the most stops, Brooklyn's 75th and 73rd, 97% and 98% of cases, respectively, involved...
  • Bob Kerrey quits as president of New School in NYC

    02/02/2013 10:24:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 2, 2013 10:43 AM EST
    Former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey has stepped down as president emeritus of the New School, a university in New York City. … Kerrey recently agreed to become executive chairman of the San Francisco-based Minerva Institute for Research and Scholarship. …
  • The Preppers Next Door[NYC Region]

    01/26/2013 8:46:01 PM PST · by Theoria · 47 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 27 Jan 2013 | ALAN FEUER
    A couple of weeks ago, on a leisurely Sunday afternoon, 40 people gathered at a church in Washington Heights for a show-and-tell session sponsored by the New York City Preppers Network. One by one, they stood in front of the room and exhibited their “bug-out bags,” meticulously packed receptacles filled with equipment meant to see them through the collapse of civilization. Onto a folding table came a breathtaking array of disaster swag: compasses and iodine pills, hand-cranked radios and solar-powered flashlights, magnesium fire-starters and a fully charged Kindle with digital road maps of the tristate region. Many of the items...
  • Remember Dr. King's Dream By Supporting American Muslims

    01/21/2013 12:14:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Global Grind ^ | January 18, 2013 | Russell Simmons & Rabbi Marc Schneier
    On Jan. 7, exactly two weeks before we are to simultaneously celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and inaugurate Barack Obama to his second term as President of the United States, sinister advertisements went up in dozens of subway stations around New York City, making evident that despite the undoubted strides our nation has made toward achieving justice and equality, bigotry and fear-mongering remain alive and well in America. The American Freedom Defense Initiative, headed by Pamela Geller, an inflammatory demagogue with a long history of anti-Muslim incitement, purchased space in 39 stations for ads with an...
  • Sen. Schumer: NRA Fringe Group, Doesn't Represent Average Gun Owners, "Very Extreme"

    01/21/2013 2:35:12 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 57 replies
    Big Government ^ | 1-20-2013 | AWR Hawkins
    In comments made Friday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said the National Rifle Association (NRA) is a "fringe group" that is "very extreme." Moreover, according to Schumer, the NRA doesn't "represent average gun [owners]." Schumer says that during the 1990s the NRA used their lobbying power to fill background checks with loopholes, thus leading to a situation where "40 percent of all guns sold in American have no [background] check." You'll recall that Obama also used this "40 percent" claim when pushing for more gun control earlier in the week. This claim goes back to a 2011 study by Mayor Michael...
  • Cops Are Outraged That New York's New Magazine Limit Could Apply to Them

    01/21/2013 2:56:23 PM PST · by neverdem · 123 replies
    Reason ^ | Jan. 18, 2013 | Jacob Sullum
    In my column this week, I asked why police officers should be allowed to have so-called high-capacity magazines if they have no defensive value. Since "no one needs" to fire more than X number of rounds before reloading (and assuming that "need" should define what people are allowed to possess), why not apply the same limit to everyone? It looks like the New York legislature, which this week reduced the state's magazine limit from 10 rounds to seven, did take an evenhanded approach—but only by accident. According to DNAinfo.com and WABC, the ABC station in New York, legislators were in...
  • Miss Alabama Katherine Webb 'moving to NYC to pursue modelling career and may appear

    01/21/2013 12:32:55 PM PST · by Perdogg · 32 replies
    Former Miss Alabama Katherine Webb is moving to New York and may appear in an upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars, it emerged today. What should have been a mere 15 minutes of fame after ESPN commentator Brent Musburger momentarily fell in love with her as she watched her quarterback boyfriend play in the BSC Championships, has now turned into what could well be a promising career for the 23-year-old.
  • Mr. President, Chicago's gun victims need you now

    01/21/2013 10:16:49 AM PST · by rellimpank · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 21 jan 2013 | Thomas Bevan
    Mr. President, please come to Chicago. In Washington on Wednesday, as you rolled out a slate of gun control measures quickly cobbled together in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre, you said, "If there is even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there is even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obligation to try." If you believe those words, Mr. President, here is a heartfelt suggestion: Come back to your adopted hometown and personally host a summit that grapples seriously with the causes of — and crafts meaningful solutions to —...
  • Dem. Jerrold Nadler: “2 to 4 self-defense shots are enough,” he’s a jackass – period

    01/19/2013 7:13:27 AM PST · by IbJensen · 51 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | January 17th, 2013 | Kevin Collins
    or liberals facts are never really important. “Truth” to liberals like Democrat New York City Congressman Jerrold Nadler is what he “feels” it is. Nadler has said: “Hunters don’t use large ammunition clips, and as far as self- defense, I mean who are you defending yourself against? If you’re defending yourself against a robber… two or three or four shots should be enough—period.” It’s a safe bet Nadler has never faced an assailant fueled by adrenalin drugs and alcohol. That doesn’t matter, of course, since no one will ever challenge Nadler on his supposed knowledge of the danger presented by...
  • Orkin: Chicago the worst city for bed bugs

    01/16/2013 9:36:29 AM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    Tribune ^ | January 15, 2013 | Samantha Bomkamp
    Chicago has moved to the top spot of a list no city wants to be a part of: the most treatments for bed bug infestations. Pest control company Orkin said Tuesday it did more business in Chicago than any other city last year. Chicago had been second on the list in 2011 behind Cincinnati. ... Chicago in 2012 was ranked just ahead of Detroit, Los Angeles and Denver
  • Tourist, 24, brutally beaten with tire irons and bats in New York City neighborhood

    01/16/2013 4:38:00 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 60 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Michael Zennie
    A tourist from Massachusetts was recovering at a New York City hospital after being brutally beaten by a gang of seven young men armed with a tire iron and a baseball bat, police today revealed. Kevin McCarron, 24, from Andover, was battered and stomped unconscious by the men after an argument in the trendy Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan early Sunday. An onlooker captured horrific cell phone video of the attack, showing several young men kicking the victim on the ground.
  • Racial Tensions Flare at Queens Redistricting Hearing

    01/15/2013 3:12:05 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 4 replies
    Observer.Com ^ | 1/15/2013
    Unlike Teddy Roosevelt, the president he quoted at last night’s Queens redistricting hearing, Republican Councilman Dan Halloran spoke loudly and did not carry a big stick. Mr. Halloran’s bruising 2009 City Council race in northeast Queens cast a long shadow over the hearing in Long Island City- the third of its kind in front of a commission tasked with the decennial redrawing of districts to reflect demographic changes in the city- where he and allied civic groups clashed with Asian advocacy organizations about whether a neighborhood, Oakland Gardens, should be incorporated into Mr. Halloran’s 19th District. The heavily Asian neighborhood,...
  • Historical Photo: Section of German WWI Submarine Being Pulled Through New York City (1918)

    1918: Amanda Uren - Pulling a section of a submarine through New York City
  • Ex-NYC mayor: Ban all guns

    01/14/2013 10:44:20 AM PST · by Mozilla · 55 replies
    http://www.wnd.com ^ | 1-13-13 | WND Exclusive/ Aaron Klein
    Aside from regulated hunting exceptions and those individuals who are deemed in danger by the police commissioner, all U.S. civilians should be banned from owning any kind of gun, argued former New York City Mayor Ed Koch in a radio interview today. “I don’t believe that in our society that we should have guns,” said Koch, a Democrat, speaking on New York WABC Radio’s “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio.” Continued Koch: “If I had my way I would pass such a law except to allow hunting and target practice and you lay out safety precautions for that. “And if you need...
  • New York City Schools Spend $6,900 Per Student - on Bus Transportation!

    01/13/2013 7:15:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2013 | Kyle Olson
    New York City Schools Spend $6,900 Per Student - on Bus Transportation! Government schools are an expensive endeavor, especially when union labor and no-bid contracts are involved. The New York City Department of Education has been catching heat from transportation unions lately over a decision to solicit bids for private transportation services in an effort to curtail runaway costs. The district has not sought “significant” bids for student transportation services in 33 years. That means it’s probably been using the same companies for years, without competitive bids to naturally control rising costs. And those costs are increased every year...