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  • Stunning 'dirty secret' about racism in U.S.

    06/13/2012 9:10:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies
    WND.com ^ | June 13, 2012 | Colin Flaherty
    The San Francisco Examiner calls it a “dirty secret:” Groups of black people targeting Asians for violence, robbery and even murder. “In 85 percent of (300) physical assault crimes, the victims were Asian and the perpetrators were African American,” the newspaper said recently, citing a police study. In Philadelphia, secrets may be even more violent and widespread. Over the last three years, the Philadelphia Daily News found “at least 15 home invasions or other attacks on Asian business owners outside their businesses in Philadelphia, Delaware and Montgomery counties in 2008, followed by another spike of at least 19 actual or...
  • New York Times v. Obama

    06/13/2012 2:53:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    DickMorris.com ^ | June 12, 2012 | Dick Morris
    Both can’t be telling the truth. One is lying. The New York Times says that the national-security leaks that exposed our cyber-war against Iran and how our drone strikes against terrorists operate came from “aides” to the president and “members of the president’s national security team who were in the [White House Situation Room]” during key discussions, as well as current American officials involved with the program who spoke anonymously because “the effort remains highly classified.” The author of one of the Times stories, David Sanger, writes that some of his sources would be fired for divulging classified material to...
  • Science Demands Big Government!

    06/12/2012 9:17:29 AM PDT · by jmcenanly · 19 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | June 12, 2012/ 22 Sivan, 5772 | Dennis Prager
    The quotation of the week last week had to be that of Harvard professor Daniel E. Lieberman in an opinion piece for the New York Times. Lieberman, a professor of human evolutionary biology, was among those who publicly defended New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to ban the sale of sugared soft drinks in cups larger than 16 ounces. And he did so using, of all things, evolution. Now, we all know that humans have always needed — or evolved to need — carbohydrates for energy. So how could evolution argue for Mayor Bloomberg's ban on sugar, a pure...
  • NY principal: 'God Bless the USA' offensive, Bieber’s 'Baby' acceptable for kindergarteners

    06/10/2012 9:49:03 AM PDT · by ETL · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 10, 2012 | Caroline May
    A Coney Island [Brooklyn, New York] principal has pulled Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA” from a kindergarten “moving up” ceremony, out of concern that Greenwood’s patriotic song was age-inappropriate and potentially offensive. “We don’t want to offend other cultures,” teachers quoted Greta Hawkins, the principal of the Edna Cohen School, as saying to defend her decision to nix “God Bless the USA” from the ceremony, the New York Post reports. Greenwood’s song had been sung at previous school functions, and students in five classes reportedly spent months rehearsing for the moving up ceremony. Department of Education spokeswoman Jessica Scaperotti...
  • NYC Schoolgirls Get ‘Slutty’ to Protest Dress Code

    06/08/2012 8:12:40 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 107 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | June 8, 2012 | JP
    Students at New York City’s Stuyvesant High are unhappy with a dress code that bans girls from wearing Daisy Dukes and tank tops to school along with other such inappropriate clothing. To protest the restriction on their supposed right to wear as little as possible to school, the girls held a so-called “Slutty Wednesday” demonstration this week. They complained that Stuyvesant’s dress code is unfair, particularly to well-endowed girls. Lucy Greider, a Stuyvesant freshman, told the New York Post she’s been sent to the principal’s office 10 times this school year for showing off too much cleavage, midriff or shoulder....
  • [Red] Chinese road builder trips up on European project

    06/05/2012 7:34:32 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 12 replies
    SKIERNIEWICE, Poland -- Chinese companies have wowed the world with superhighways, high-speed trains and snazzy airports, all built seemingly overnight. Yet a modest highway through Polish potato fields proved to be too much for one of China's biggest builders. The A2 highway between Warsaw and Berlin was supposed to be an opportunity for Chinese construction to shine on a European stage after years of megaprojects at home and in the developing world. Poland badly wanted the project completed before the European soccer championships starting June 8, which Poland is hosting for the first time with Ukraine. Instead, a key 30-mile...
  • GOP Attacks Celebrity Support For Obama [Gaga,Clooney,Bon Jovi, Spike Lee, Sarah Jessica et al]

    06/04/2012 10:46:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 04, 2012 | David Nakamura
    GOP Attacks Celebrity Support For Obama By David Nakamura June 4 President Obama dined last month with 150 guests at George Clooney’s California cottage. He exchanged quips in January with Spike Lee in the director’s New York City townhouse. Last fall, Obama entertained megastar Lady Gaga, who was seated in the front row of a Silicon Valley fundraiser in six-inch heels and a towering blond bouffant. Obama’s popularity with Hollywood glitterati is again on display as his campaign mobilizes its vast fundraising apparatus to amass cash in a campaign that is shaping up to be the most expensive in U.S....
  • Bloomberg’s Soda Ban,

    06/05/2012 4:48:02 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 28 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 6, 2012 | John Lott
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to ban sugary soft drinks larger than 16 ounces. He believes that by this measure he can reduce obesity. But plenty of evidence indicates that he will fail. The ban will inconvenience people and waste their time, but it will not make them thinner. Bloomberg didn’t originate this type of idea. Public schools, which hold their students captive for much of their day, have tried a similar approach to making students lose weight. And some have gone further than Bloomberg’s limit on cup size and have banned such drinks completely. But even complete bans haven’t worked....
  • Bloomberg, the Limousine Liberal

    06/04/2012 10:25:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Mayor Bloomberg is a wretched human being. He’s an ultra-rich limousine liberal who wants to impose his views on ordinary people. I’ve previously written about his statist efforts to ban bake sales, and I’ve noted with mixed feelings his proposal to tell food stamp recipients what they’re allowed to buy.Now he wants to criminalize large sodas. Holman Jenkins writes about this silly idea in the Wall Street Journal. Mike Bloomberg’s move to regulate the size of sodas sold in his city illustrates why it’s a good thing he is a mayor of New York and not the czar of all...
  • 'Happy kid' kills himself over bullying at two NYC schools

    06/03/2012 9:01:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 92 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 6/3/12 | NBC New York
    NEW YORK CITY -- A 12-year-old boy harassed by school bullies about his intelligence, his height and his deceased father killed himself in the New York City apartment he shared with his mother, according to relatives and those who knew him, NBCNewYork.com reported. "I want to remember him as a happy kid," his anguished sister told NBC 4 New York on Thursday. Joel Morales, of East Harlem, moved to a different school after enduring incessant taunting for months, but the bullying persisted, the fifth-grader’s family said. Advertise | AdChoices Kids chased Morales, threw sticks and pipes at him and teased...
  • Bill Maher joins MLB

    06/03/2012 4:53:17 PM PDT · by xkaydet65 · 41 replies
    http://www.metsblog.com ^ | 6/03/2012 | self
    According to Metsblog, Bill Maher has ponied up $20million to buy an interest in the New York Mets. Any Mets fans here, like myself, may be thrilled that Santana pitched that first Met no hitter before this news went public. Being a Mets fan just became infinitely difficult.
  • Gov. Jerry Brown proclaims June 2012 LGBT Pride Month

    06/03/2012 4:36:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies
    sfexaminer.com ^ | June 3, 2012
    As San Francisco and other Bay Area cities prepare for gay pride celebrations this month, Gov. Jerry Brown issued a proclamation Saturday declaring June 2012 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. In a statement issued Saturday, the governor called June 28, 1969 a “historic turning point” — a day when LGBT citizens in New York City resisted police harassment stemming from discriminatory laws during the Stonewall Riots. He noted that “California has been a leader in advancing the rights of its LGBT citizens”, including a San Francisco federal appeals court’s February ruling that found Prop 8, California’s ban on...
  • Obama Finds Campaigning Rules Clock (NY Times pity party for campaigner-in-chief)

    05/27/2012 7:30:41 PM PDT · by kristinn · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Sunday, May 27, 2012 | Peter Baker
    By the time President Obama took the stage at the Fox Theater here, he was in the 18th hour of a 19-hour day. His tie was still knotted to the top as he launched into his stump speech, attacking his opponent’s record and defending his own. “I still believe in you,” he said, “and I hope you still believe in me.” SNIP The protesters waiting outside a campaign fund-raiser in Denver last week were probably never supporters. But some of their signs cut close to the bone. “Out of Hope, Ready for Change,” one read. “Obama’s Blvd. of Broken Promises,”...
  • NYT White House Correspondent: Obama 'Hates' Camp David Because There's No Golf

    05/27/2012 7:05:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    News Buster.com ^ | May 27, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Camp David has been an historic presidential retreat since World War II, but according to New York Times White House correspondent Helene Cooper, Barack Obama "hates it" because there isn't any golf. Such was revealed on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show this weekend (video follows with transcript and commentary): NYT White House Correspondent: Obama 'Hates' Camp David Because There's No GolfHELENE COOPER, NEW YORK TIMES WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: Alright, for something totally superficial, I have figured out why President Obama does not like Camp David. CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: He doesn’t like it? COOPER: He hates it. We were up there...
  • Ex-NY Times CEO clashed with chairman's girlfriend-report (Sulzberger's private life)

    05/27/2012 5:33:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/27/12
    Ex-NY Times CEO clashed with chairman's girlfriend-reportReuters – 6 hours ago REUTERS - Arthur Sulzberger Jr.'s new girlfriend and the New York Times Co's declining business led to the ousting of Janet Robinson as the newspaper company's chief executive in December. A New York magazine article published this week reconstructs the events that led to Robinson's departure after 28 years of service, working her way up from advertising sales to the corner office in 2004, becoming Sulzberger's most trusted lieutenant in the process. http://tinyurl.com/6oameoz The article is based on interviews with more than 30 sources described as "intimately familiar with...
  • WATCH: NYPD Sgt.'s filthy tirade captured in shocking cellphone video

    05/21/2012 4:22:51 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05/21/12 | Kirstan Conley
    A uniformed NYPD sergeant was caught on video unleashing a vulgar tirade against a group of Brooklyn men — threatening them with his gun even while condoning their criminal behavior, The Post has learned. * * * “I have the long [expletive]. You don’t,” the cop bragged. “Your pretty face — I like it very much. My [expletive] will go in your mouth and come out your ear. Don’t [expletive] with me. All right?”
  • America in Transition

    05/20/2012 6:38:18 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    American Spectator ^ | May 2012 Issue | Stephanie Guttmann
    You get to be the sex you think you are (and everybody else has to acknowledge it). I am used to surprises from the New York Times—a newspaper so far from me culturally and politically it might as well be a daily bulletin about life in a parallel universe—but last August I read a personal essay in the “Modern Love” space of the “Styles” section that really brought me up short. “My Husband is Now My Wife” (quite a tabloidy title for this genteel newspaper) was about the deeply ambivalent day the author escorted her husband to a hospital for...
  • UFT President Mulgrew caught in act with counselor, scandal quashed: suit

    05/20/2012 6:14:33 AM PDT · by billorites · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 20, 2012 | Susan Edelman
    UFT President Mike Mulgrew was caught “in flagrante delicto” with a guidance counselor at William Grady HS, where he taught before becoming the union’s boss, a bombshell lawsuit charges. The accusation that Mulgrew was seen having sex with a co-worker in a woodshop at the vocational school, and that it was hushed up, comes in a rambling 73-page suit filed in Brooklyn federal court last week by Andrew Ostrowsky, a math teacher at Frank Sinatra HS of the Arts in Manhattan. Ostrowsky, 35, names Mayor Bloomberg, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott, Mulgrew and the UFT, claiming the teachers union conspired with...
  • Council speaker Christine Quinn weds same-sex partner Kim Catullo (The next mayor of NYC...)

    05/19/2012 5:54:33 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/19/12 | KATE KOVOSH and DON KAPLAN
    For just one day, Christine Quinn wasn’t the speaker — she was the bride. Quinn tied the knot with her longtime partner Kim Catullo just after 7 p.m. tonight in a lavish, private affair just 10 days after President Obama announced his support for gay marriage. It was the city’s highest-profile same-sex nuptials since they were legalized here last year. The speaker, 45, a likely candidate in next year’s mayoral race, wed corporate lawyer Catullo, 45, in Chelsea before a megawatt gallery of political superstars, ranging from Mayor Bloomberg to Gov. Cuomo.
  • Occupier Thanks Former Soviet Citizen for 'Converting' Him to Capitalism, Pro-Israel, Pro-USA

    05/09/2012 9:57:05 PM PDT · by hamboy · 30 replies
    MRCTV ^ | May 8, 2012 | Joe Schoffstall
      This is just downright amazing and frankly I'm surprised this video slipped under the radar. Here, a man who was born and lived for decades in the Soviet Union successfully converts an Occupier to Capitalism, to understand Israel's side of the Middle East conflict, and to pro-American ideals all within a 15 minute time frame. He even thanks the man afterwards. Give props where they're due, at least the Occupier was willing to hear the man out without screaming in his face, unlike almost every single one of them.  The video was shot during the May Day protests in...