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  • City officials pull the plug on vibrator giveaway, leaving thousands dissatisfied

    08/10/2012 9:50:52 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 9, 2012 | Amber Sutherland, Jennifer Bain and Todd Venezia
    They must have rubbed Mayor Bloomberg the wrong way. City officials pulled the plug on a vibrator giveaway by the Trojan condom company yesterday, disappointing potentially thousands of pleasure-seeking women who hoped to get their hands on some no-cost sex toys.
  • Powerful NYC pol says she blasted Chick-fil-A as a citizen - but she used official letterhead

    08/01/2012 3:18:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 75 replies
    FoxNews ^ | August 01, 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A powerful New York politician claims she was just speaking as a private citizen when she tried to run Chick-fil-A out of town, but she used her official letterhead and even invoked her position as City Council speaker to apply pressure on the embattled chicken chain. New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who has mayoral aspirations, sent a letter to New York University president John Sexton on Saturday asking the school to immediately end their contract with the fast food restaurant. The Atlanta-based company's sole New York City outlet is in the school's food court. "I write as the...
  • Lost, Then Found: New York Classics

    07/31/2012 2:31:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 31, 2012 | MIMI SHERATON
    TRAVELING in the United States, one often encounters food proudly touted as authentically “New York,” including pizza, hot dogs, cheesecake, Manhattan clam chowder, pastrami and loaves of rye. Sadly, such honorifics almost always prompt invidious comparison, resulting in a good laugh if not a few homesick tears. I still recall biting into a bialy about 15 years ago at the Broadway Deli, a favorite in Santa Monica, Calif., that closed in 2010. I was doing research on that scrunchy, savory Jewish-Polish onion roll. Identified as a “New York bialy,” its rubbery, pale appearance was fair warning. It came as no...
  • Pro, con arguments on proposed NY sugary drink ban

    07/25/2012 8:54:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 24, 2012 | Samantha Gross
    NEW YORK (AP) — Medical professionals who favor a proposed ban on large-sized sugary drinks likened soda companies to Big Tobacco at a public hearing Tuesday, saying the plan would protect the public, while opponents accused the city of playing Big Brother and wondered what tasty but unhealthy foods might be targeted next. New York City's health board heard hours of testimony on a proposed rule that would limit soft-drink cup and bottle sizes at food service establishments to no larger than 16 ounces. Medical experts spared no rhetoric in hailing Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal as a way to protect...
  • Seth Goldman: Mayor Bloomberg and Our 16.9-Ounce Tea

    07/23/2012 9:49:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 22, 2012 | Seth Goldman
    Is 16.9 oz. the perfect size? Who knows? We willingly submit to the unforgiving judgment of the market.As a fellow entrepreneur with a public-service orientation, I have been a longtime admirer of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to acting on his principles. Having launched Honest Tea 14 years ago with five thermoses and a belief that consumers were thirsty for a lower-calorie natural and organic beverage, I appreciate all he has accomplished. However, I write today as an entrepreneur frustrated by a proposal that arbitrarily complicates the practical realities of commerce. When the mayor announced his proposal to...
  • New York City Funding for Anti-Israel Hate-Fest [CUNY-Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies]

    07/23/2012 7:06:47 PM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 7-23-12
    The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) at the City University of New York (CUNY) has announced a two-day conference which serves no purpose, except to condemn Israel, reflecting a simple double standard. In Gaza, Kuwait & Lebanon, homosexuality is illegal and the guilty (if lucky) face 3-10 years in jail. In the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Iran, and Saudi Arabia, homosexual acts are punishable by death. After Qatar was awarded the 2022 Football World Cup, the President of the sport’s governing body in the country, said that gays should “refrain from sexual activity”. The Arab world, to put...
  • Victim in Chinatown Muder Helping Cops From Beyond the Grave, Daughter Says

    07/23/2012 12:42:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    DNAinfo ^ | July 20, 2012 | Serena Solomon
    The elderly woman gunned down in an an execution-style murder in Chinatown last month is trying to help police find her killer from beyond the grave, her daughter said at an emotional funeral Thursday. The daughter of Xiao Ling Li, 70, who police believe was an innocent bystander caught up in a gangland-style killing meant to take down the woman she worked for, said she believes her mother is doing everything possible to get justice. "[I] believe my mother will help from the grave," said Xu Yin, 40, who flew from China to be present at her mother's funeral at...
  • Obama's spectacular failure

    07/13/2012 7:44:12 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 8 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 7/13/2012 | Caroline B. Glick
    Two weeks ago, in an unofficial inauguration ceremony at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt's new Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammed Morsi took off his mask of moderation. Before a crowd of scores of thousands, Morsi pledge to work for the release from US federal prison of Sheikh Omar al Rahman. According to the New York Times' account of his speech, Morsi said, "I see signs [being held by members of the crowd] for Omar Abdel Rahman and detainees' pictures. It is my duty and I will make all efforts to have them free, including Omar Abdel Rahman." Otherwise known as the...
  • CNBC HOST MAKES MINCEMEAT OUT OF ELIOT SPITZER

    07/15/2012 3:34:37 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | July 15,2012 | by WYNTON HALL
    If there were any doubt that Eliot “Client 9” Spitzer has spiraled down into further delusion and irrelevance, it was erased Friday afternoon in an embarrassing and bizarre shootout between the disgraced former NY Attorney General and CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo. At issue were allegations that a trove of private emails may exist showing the former purchaser of high-priced prostitutes launched a personally motivated prosecution against former AIG chief Hank Greenberg. Of the eight charges Spitzer brought against Greenberg, six have been dropped, with the last two in the process of being dismissed, according to Greenberg’s lawyer. Still, throughout the interview...
  • NY Times: Islamists Taking Power Produces Moderation, Ends Terrorism

    07/13/2012 8:22:16 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7-13-2012 | Barry Rubin
    Well, now at least the debate is in the open and we can see just how questionable are the talking points of those who claim the United States has nothing to fear from Islamists. The New York Times publishes an article with the promising title of “Fast-Changing Arab World is Upending U.S. Assumptions,” yet sadly, the article shows that certain assumptions are not changing at all. Indeed, are not even discussed. To summarize the article’s thesis: before Obama’s election, the United States thought that pro-American regimes were good and radical Islamists were bad — but now we know better. For...
  • Mayor Bloomberg Proposes 300-Square-Foot 'Micro' Apartments For New York City Singles

    07/12/2012 11:31:02 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 48 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/10/2012 | Meredith Galante
    Bloomberg is currently accepting proposals for the apartments, which will be located on E 27th Street and First Avenue in Kips Bay. The apartments would help young professionals find appropriate housing in the city while they start their careers. The craziest thing about these 300-square-foot apartments (which are about the size of half a subway car) is that they will cost around $2,000 a month to rent. Under current zoning laws, all apartments must be at least 400 square feet, but Bloomberg said he plans to change the zoning laws to make the new micro-units legal.
  • Massive mural memorializing slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin is going up in East New York

    07/06/2012 11:34:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | July 2, 2012 | Simone Weichselbaum
    The city’s first known Trayvon Martin mural is going up on a wall of an East New York laundromat - adding to a brewing campaign to make sure history doesn’t snub the slain teen’s image. Teenage boys will start painting the 100-foot picture July 16 on New Lots Laundromat’s wall underneath the elevated tracks of the IRT No. 3 train. The East New York mural will join a growing list of similar street art popping up in black neighborhoods across the country. “We want him to become a martyr, and it’s sad that we even have to say that,” said...
  • MTA cop knifed in the eye in violent confrontation outside Queens Long Island Railroad station

    07/04/2012 7:55:27 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/4/12 | JOE KEMP AND PETE DONOHUE
    An MTA cop was clinging to life Wednesday after a violent confrontation with a man outside a Long Island Railroad station in Queens, sources said.
  • City shot to hell: Gun victims soar 46% for 1-week period

    07/03/2012 8:03:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 3, 2012 | LARRY CELONA, JAMIE SCHRAM and DAN MACLEOD
    It’s heating up out there. The number of people shot in the city last week jumped nearly 50 percent compared with the same period last year — and a deadly mix of hotter temperatures and fewer stop-and-frisks is to blame, cops said yesterday. Sixty people were shot in the five boroughs last week — a 46 percent increase over last year’s 41 victims, police said. And that could just be the beginning, warned one law-enforcement source.
  • Deranged Anti-Saline Zealot Michael Bloomberg Declares War on Soup

    11/10/2010 7:26:04 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 10, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Self-righteous nag Michael Bloomberg is spending taxpayer money to protect New Yorkers from their lunch yet again... no problem tho with an appalling victory mosque to be built right on the ashes of Ground Zero -funded by terrorists- and named after the Muslim capitol of conquered Spain... makes sense!But in the name of fiscal discipline, he's only blowing $130K of city money on Operation Chicken Noodle... we'll be picking up the tab for the rest: New York Post: Mayor Bloomberg's latest health campaign -- cutting salt intake -- has targeted soup as one of the big sodium offenders to be...
  • Obama Celebrates Anti-Police Riot Started at Mafia-Owned Bar for Transvestites (Video)

    06/18/2012 2:35:34 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 27 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/16/2012 | Terrance P Jeffrey
    CNSNews.com) - At a White House reception held Friday evening in honor of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Pride month, President Barack Obama celebrated a 1969 anti-police riot that started in what the New York Times reports was an illegal Mafia-owned bar for transvestites. “Now, each June since I took office, we have gathered to pay tribute to the generations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans who devoted their lives to our most basic of ideals--equality not just for some, but for all,” Obama said. “Together we’ve marked major milestones like the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, when...
  • Italian Prosecutor: Calabrian Mafia "Is Quickly Spreading In The United States"

    06/16/2012 3:58:24 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 39 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 06/16/12 | Friends of Ours
    The 'Ndrangheta or Calabrian Mafia has emerged as the world's most powerful crime group due to its obscene profits from the cocaine trade in Europe, and it further has become entrenched in Australia, Canada and the United States with surprisingly little push back from law enforcement in those countries. Indeed, Nicola Gratteri, a top anti-Mafia prosecutor in Italy warns that "this mafia is quickly spreading in the United States, particularly in Florida and New York" as reported by Beatrice Borromeo for The Daily Beast: Gratteri's latest operations have led to the sentencing of 34 'Ndrangheta members and have uncovered a...
  • Banning large sugar sweetened drinks is a start [The nanny statist speaks.]

    06/16/2012 11:39:59 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 33 replies
    KevinMD ^ | 6/15/12 | Mandy Huggins, MD
    In an effort to combat obesity and all the health problems that are associated with it, New York mayor Michael Bloomberg recently announced a plan to ban the sale of sugar-sweetened drinks to 16 ounces or less. It also includes a $200 fine to vendors who violate it. If passed, the ban could take place as early as next March. The ban would not include diet drinks, juice-based drinks, or alcoholic beverages. It would also not include drinks sold at convenience or grocery stores.So, my first reaction was, “Um, what’s the point? If I can’t get a large soda at...
  • The Obama’s Star-Studded New York Night

    06/14/2012 9:55:42 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
    The Obama’s Star-Studded New York Night Tonight is the Obama campaign’s “New York Night” of star-studded fundraisers, with a much-advertised event at actress Sarah Jessica Parker’s home and a ritzy gala-concert at The Plaza Hotel featuring a performance by Mariah Carey. Both President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will attend. The Parker event, which is co-hosted by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, will raise an estimated $2 million for the Obama Victory Fund from ticket sales — plus millions more from an online grassroots sweepstakes, campaign officials said. The contest was pushed heavily online, through social media and in the...
  • After soda ban proposal, NYC officials set sights on popcorn and milk shakes.

    06/14/2012 3:18:32 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 79 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 13, 2012 | Fox News
    Watch out, moviegoers -- Nanny York City is taking aim at yet another of life's gluttonous pleasures. On the heels of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's call for a ban on jumbo-sized sodas and other sugary drinks, city officials are now considering restrictions on treats ranging from popcorn to milkshakes. At a meeting Tuesday, members of the New York City Board of Health expressed support for Bloomberg's proposal. They then started brainstorming other ways to cut the fat, according to MyFoxNY.com. Member Bruce Vladeck proposed limiting movie-theater popcorn containers. "The popcorn isn't a whole lot better than the soda," he said. Another...