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  • Obamacare Causing Big Layoffs for Union Nurses

    10/19/2014 6:16:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 19 Oct 2014 | Chriss W. Street
    Kaiser Permanente and other health providers are putting pressure on the powerful California Nurses Association (CAN) in negotiations for reductions in medical staffing and compensation due to the implementation of California’s version of Obamacare. Union nurses on Friday tried to launch a new initiative by demanding an extra compensation supplement and more staffing to be prepared to fight the Ebola virus. But just three years after union nurses won huge contract gains by striking, Obamacare rules that cut patient access to care could now result in huge nurse layoffs. ... the California Nurses Association and other labor unions that campaigned...
  • "Disgusting" - The Met Will Perform Pro-Terrorist Opera

    10/19/2014 5:11:19 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 18 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | Oct. 19, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    The Metropolitan Opera will be performing an opera based on the murder of wheelchair bound Jewish American businessman Leon Klinghoffer at the hands of Palestinian terrorists. An opera that humanizes terrorism is bad enough but performing it in the murder victim’s hometown seems deliberately offensive. The performance will not occur without protest though.
  • NRSC Shifts Resources to Six States

    10/19/2014 1:17:23 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 18 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Updated: October 18, 2014 | Alexis Levinson
    With less than four weeks until Election Day, the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s independent expenditure arm is shifting resources to increase its investment in six states, including South Dakota and Georgia. The NRSC has moved $1 million to South Dakota, plus another $1.45 million to Georgia. In South Dakota, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee made a $1 million television ad buy this week, on the heels of tightening poll numbers that showed its candidate, Rick Weiland, gaining ground. In Georgia, a new poll suggests a runoff is likely. The NRSC also is upping its investment in four other states: Alaska,...
  • School District on Long Island Is Told It Must Teach Immigrants

    10/19/2014 7:00:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 17, 2014 | By BENJAMIN MUELLER
    Responding to complaints from dozens of Hispanic children who said they had been barred from public school classes on Long Island, the state on Friday issued new legal guidance regarding enrollment procedures, exhorting school districts to comply with federal law by allowing undocumented immigrant children to begin classes. The students, many of whom are newly arrived immigrants, say they successfully enrolled in the summer or early fall, but were warned by Hempstead administrators that there was not enough space or teachers to accommodate them. Diana Hernandez, 16, who came to Hempstead from Honduras in July, said in an interview on...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 October 2014

    10/19/2014 4:26:48 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 146 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 19 October 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows October 19th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health; Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman; Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., head of the Democratic National Committee; Tim Murphy, R-Pa.; and Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Fauci; Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Fauci; Richard Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association; Dr. Robert...
  • Wanted: Ebola screeners at JFK for $19 an hour

    10/18/2014 7:56:43 AM PDT · by maggief · 50 replies
    NYPost ^ | October 18, 2014 | Jennifer Bain, Philip Messing and Danika Fears
    They’re looking for the few, the proud — and the really desperate. For a measly $19 an hour, a government contractor is offering applicants the opportunity to get up close and personal with potential Ebola patients at JFK Airport — including taking their temperatures. Angel Staffing Inc. is hiring brave souls with basic EMT or paramedic training to assist Customs and Border Protection officers and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in identifying possible victims at Terminal 4, where amped-up Ebola screening started on Saturday.
  • Ebola Cover-up? African Dies Vomiting on Plane to New York

    10/17/2014 9:15:18 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 69 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 10-17-2014 | Ari Yashar
    Congressman Peter King (R-NY) is outraged after Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials dismissed Ebola after a "cursory" exam of an African man, who died on a plane to JFK Airport Thursday in a fit of vomiting. The unnamed 63-year-old had boarded an Arik Air plane out of Lagos, Nigeria the night before, a federal law enforcement source told the New York Post. While in the air, the man vomited in his seat repeatedly, and before landing in New York he died on the plane. The 145 frightened passengers were kept on board as CDC officials and police...
  • The New York Times and Israel (again)‎

    10/17/2014 11:16:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | 10-17-14 | Elliott Abrams
    Elliott Abrams is a senior fellow for Middle East Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. This piece is reprinted with permission and can be found on Abrams' blog "Pressure Points" here. The New York Times, whose hostility to Israel is visible in both its news and its editorial ‎pages, was at it again this week. In an editorial (about the symbolic vote in the U.K. ‎parliament backing Palestinian statehood) titled "A British Message to Israel," The ‎Times's editorial board unloaded yet again with a barrage of advice, opinion -- and untruths.‎ Here are some of the key words:‎ "The...
  • Grimes campaign shows Democratic women of the U.S. Senate supporting her in new ad

    10/16/2014 7:28:46 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 30 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/16/2014 | Jacqueline Pitts
    Half of all the Democratic women in the U.S. Senate are featured in a new video voicing their support for Kentucky Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. The video, released Thursday after first being shown at Grimes’ event with Hillary Clinton Wednesday evening, shows six women in the U.S. Senate saying “Shatter the glass. Break the ceiling. It’s time for Alison!” Of the twelve women in the Senate Democratic caucus, U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Patty Murray (D-WA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) are shown...
  • Citing Ebola, Cornell Mandates Travel Restrictions to West African Countries

    10/17/2014 4:19:06 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 13 replies
    In light of the recent global Ebola outbreak, the University has placed restrictions on travel to West Africa, the University said in an email sent to Cornellians Thursday evening. The University guidelines prevent students, faculty and staff from traveling for study abroad, research, internships, service, conferences, presentations, teaching, performances, recruiting or athletic competitions in the West African nations under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention travel warnings. Currently, those nations include Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to the University. The message to all students was authored by Fredrik Logevall, vice provost for international affairs, Janet Corson-Rikert, associate vice...
  • Insiders Blame Rove for Covering Up Iraq’s Real WMD

    10/16/2014 4:54:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 16, 2014 | by Eli Lake
    There’s one man, some Republicans say, who kept the public from learning about the chemical shells littered around the Iraqi battlefield. He was Bush's most important political adviser. Starting in 2004, some members of the George W. Bush administration and Republican lawmakers began to find evidence of discarded chemical weapons in Iraq. But when the information was brought up with the White House, senior adviser Karl Rove told them to ‘let these sleeping dogs lie.’ The issue of Iraq’s WMD remnant was suddenly thrust back into the fore this week, with a blockbuster New York Times report accusing the Bush...
  • Eight New York Hospitals Designated to Treat Ebola Patients

    10/16/2014 4:30:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 16, 2014 | By JOSEPH DE AVILA
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that eight hospitals in New York state will provide specialized care should any Ebola cases be identified in the state. The hospitals include Mount Sinai Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Bellevue Hospital Center, Montefiore Medical Center, North Shore-LIJ Health System, SUNY Upstate Medical University at Syracuse, University of Rochester Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital. Mr. Cuomo said police, airport workers, hospital workers and Metropolitan Transportation Authority employees are also being trained to identify Ebola symptoms.
  • New York factory growth at slowest pace in 6 mos.

    10/15/2014 11:50:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 15, 2014 9:11 AM EDT | Christopher S. Rugaber
    New York manufacturers are growing at the slowest pace in six months as new orders shrink and shipments barely rise. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Wednesday that its Empire State Manufacturing index dropped to 6.2 in October, down sharply from a five-year high of 27.5 in September. Any figure above zero indicates growth. October’s reading is the lowest since April. …
  • Hampton Bays Schools Continue To Receive Refugee Children

    10/15/2014 9:02:28 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 13 replies
    27east.com ^ | 9/23/14 | Kyle Campbell
    A steadily rising tide of unaccompanied immigrant children, mostly from Mexico and Central America, has been flooding America’s southern borders over the past three years. Those minors, many of whom have illegally crossed in search of a better life, have been sent by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials to live with family members on Long Island, and elsewhere across the country, while awaiting a court date and, ultimately, learning their fate.
  • Southampton School Closing Wednesday After Enterovirus Case Confirmed

    10/14/2014 7:18:35 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 22 replies
    Officials on eastern Long Island say the Southampton Elementary School will be closed Wednesday after a student was confirmed to have a strain of enterovirus.
  • Woman’s home ‘stolen’ by squatter who moved in & filed a deed with NYC –

    10/14/2014 5:13:03 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 67 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 10/13/14 | Tiffiny Ruegner
    despite her family owning property since 1931 Imagine arriving at your own home and finding out a stranger is not only squatting there — he’s claiming the place for himself after he re-keyed ALL the locks to the house. AND even though you can prove the house isn’t his the courts drag their feet about evicting him because after all it is the guys residence– IN YOUR HOUSE! hat’s the nightmare that an elderly New York City woman is living, and now she is fighting to get back the house that she says an ex-con stole from her by filing...
  • Video: Dozens of teens vandalize Brooklyn store, owner says

    10/14/2014 4:29:54 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 27 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/10/2014 | JOSEPH STEPANKSY
    A surveillance video posted online shows a group of teens trashing a Brooklyn store Saturday night, the store’s owner said. Dozens of teens gathered outside of Gourmet Butcher on Troy Ave. near Carroll St. in Crown Heights before several rushed into the store and knocked over shelves and pushed products to the floor, a video posted on CrownHeights.info on Monday shows. The Store’s owner, Yanki Klein, told CBS 2 the vandalism happened on Saturday around 9 p.m., only hours after he reopened his store following the Jewish holiday Sukkot.
  • Supreme Court won’t touch foie gras ban (California’s ban)

    10/14/2014 12:22:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 14, 2014 9:41 AM EDT
    The Supreme Court is allowing California to continue enforcing a law that bans the sale of foie gras. The justices on Tuesday rejected a challenge to the law from producers of the delicacy in New York and Canada. …
  • Astorino Trying to Persuade New York Democrats to Ignore Party Lines

    10/14/2014 8:17:24 AM PDT · by NY.SS-Bar9 · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | OCT. 13, 2014 | JOSEPH BERGER
    If Mr. Astorino is to realize his long-shot quest to defeat Mr. Cuomo, he must win over thousands more people like Mr. Stalaj: Democrats and unaffiliated voters willing to look past party label and social issues like gun control and abortion rights, over which Mr. Cuomo has been relentlessly hammering Mr. Astorino as an “ultraconservative.”
  • NBC reporter Dr. Nancy Snyderman leaves home while under voluntary Ebola quarantine

    10/13/2014 7:24:56 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 35 replies
    New Jersey 12 News ^ | October 13, 2014 | Krystal Knapp
    [snip] Snyderman issued an apology to the public in her statement, but did not indicate that she had violated the voluntary confinement agreement she and her crew made with the New Jersey Department of Health and the Princeton Health Department, or take personal responsibility for the violation. [snip] “While under voluntary quarantine guidelines which called for our team to avoid public contact for 21 days, members of our group violated those guidelines and understand that our quarantine is now mandatory until 21 days have passed,” [snip]
  • State of New Jersey Issues Mandatory Quarantine Order for Dr. Nancy Snyderman and Crew

    10/12/2014 1:53:06 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 26 replies
    The isolation deal was made with the CDC, state and local health officials. “Unfortunately, the NBC crew violated this agreement and so the Department of Health today issued a mandatory quarantine order to ensure that the crew will remain confined until Oct. 22,” the spokeswoman for the New Jersey Health Department told the Associated Press.
  • State of New Jersey Issues Mandatory Quarantine Order for Dr. Nancy Snyderman and Crew

    10/11/2014 7:33:43 AM PDT · by Hoboken · 45 replies
    planet princeton ^ | Krystal Knapp
    The New Jersey Health Department has issued a mandatory quarantine order for Dr. Nancy Snyderman and the other members of an NBC crew who were exposed to a cameraman with Ebola. The mandatory order was issued after a voluntary 21-day isolation agreement was violated. A spokeswoman for the state health department told the The Associated Press that Snyderman and her crew remains symptom-free and that there is no reason for concern of exposure to the deadly virus to the community. Citing privacy concerns, the spokeswoman would not give further details, including who violated the agreement and how the state learned...
  • Ebola Screening At JFK Airport Flagged 91 Travelers; None Had Virus

    10/13/2014 7:48:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    NPR ^ | October 13, 2014
    Newly instituted screening procedures at New York's JFK International Airport identified 91 arriving passengers as having a higher risk of being infected with Ebola based on their recent travel, CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden said Monday. None of the airline passengers had a fever, Frieden said, noting that of five people who were sent for further evaluation, none were determined to have Ebola.
  • Two Upper West Side artists who think NYC women should give the hijab a try

    10/13/2014 7:24:39 PM PDT · by OddLane · 24 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Oct 13, 2014 | Justin Rocket Silverman
    The hijab is hot! That’s the message two Upper West Side artists want to spread by encouraging women around the city to put on the veil and snap a selfie. “Women who wear a hijab by choice are in complete control of their sexuality,” says Saks Afridi, who started the #DamnILookGood campaign with project partner Qinza Najm. “Here in New York, it’s very brave for a woman to wear one out in public.” The artists use the term “hijab” to refer to the dress code of modesty for Muslim women. The actual face covering they use in the project is...
  • MSNBC Host to 'Wingers': Ebola Was Spread at a Private Hospital in a Red State, You Know

    10/13/2014 5:25:31 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 41 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10-13-2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Ladies and gentlemen, MSNBC host Joy Reid has a statement to make: Joy Reid JoyAnnReid "To the anti-government wingers in my thread: so far, the only "spread of Ebola" in the U.S. was caused by a private hospital in a red state." 1:33 PM - 12 Oct 2014
  • George Pataki for President: “Right Wing Republicans with a Human Face”

    10/13/2014 4:09:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The London School of Economics and Political Science ^ | October 13, 2014 | Richard Brodsky
    If he’s serious, the Republicans of New Hampshire and elsewhere are in for an interesting time. George Pataki is heading north from New York, where he retired as an undefeated three-term Republican Governor in 2006. Do not underestimate him. There’s a sort of aw-shucks persona he puts out there. He’s smart. He’s not encumbered by previous entanglements with the nutty Republican infrastructure. He beat a Democratic liberal icon, Mario Cuomo. He is/is not conservative enough. The big money boys like him. I worked with him and against him for 12 years. He’s got genuine human qualities that are admirable. He’s...
  • Bronx in uproar after de Blasio skips Columbus Day parade

    10/13/2014 4:35:17 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/12/2014 | Elizabeth Hagan and Michael Gartland
    Mayor de Blasio skipped a Columbus Day parade in The Bronx at his own peril Sunday, as residents chided him for showing off his ethnic pride only when it suits his political ends — and not marching this year to hide from the recent controversy over one of his top aides. “He’s Italian when he feels like it! This is the second largest Columbus parade in the city!” said parade-goer Joe Carfora of Hizzoner’s failure to attend the celebration along Morris Park Avenue in the northeastern part of The Bronx. “When Bloomberg was mayor, he would show up every year....
  • Tenant nearly beheaded Brooklyn landlord who had 'humiliated'him...

    10/13/2014 2:47:56 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/13/14 | ROCCO PARASCANDOLA
    ...for being short on cash: NYPD sources The Brooklyn tenant accused of butchering his landlord nearly chopped the man’s head off in a fit of rage because he felt the 57-year-old victim had “teased" him for being poor, police sources said on Wednesday. Hours after the NYPD pulled off a nick-of-time arrest as Mohammed Siddiquee tried to flee the country, the suspect admitted to perpetrating the vicious killing of Mahuddin Mahmud. “Yes, I did it,” Mohammed Siddiquee, 27, said nervously when the Daily News asked if he was the culprit as cops hauled him out of a Brooklyn police station...
  • Could it be true? New York City actually manages to fire a teacher

    10/13/2014 1:28:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/13/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    In New York City – as with so many other places around the country – it’s generally a sadly accepted assumption that once a teacher in the public school system achieves tenure, they are in place for life. It doesn’t matter if you turn out to be a pedophile, a sexual predator or violent madman, thanks to the power of the teachers unions, your taxpayer funded paycheck is pretty much safe for life. At most, you might be sent to sit in a rubber room. Heck, in the current case of Sean Shaynak, you can collect your pay while...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,October 13-17,2014

    10/13/2014 10:48:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
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  • Sharpton friend and gambling company owe $72M in taxes: authorities

    10/13/2014 5:38:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    ny post ^ | October 13, 2014 | Carl Campanile
    An associate of the Rev. Al Sharpton who is trying to open a glitzy upstate casino is an accused tax deadbeat — joining another pal of the preacher and the rev’s own National Action Network as targets of tax collectors. Alabama authorities claim that Greenetrack and its CEO, Luther Winn, Jr., owe $72 million in sales taxes and interest from electronic bingo game revenue in its betting facilities in that state. Winn, who serves on the network’s board, is the lead partner in the bid to open a massive 140-acre Grand Hudson casino resort near Stewart Airport in Orange County....
  • NYC Hosts Medical Marijuana Expo As State Ramps Up For Legalization

    10/12/2014 10:21:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    New York state lawmakers and advocates of medical marijuana gathered in New York City on Sunday to discuss the implementation of a new state law authorizing medical marijuana. The event drew potential patients, policymakers and hundreds of people interested in working in the new medical marijuana industry. State lawmakers voted this year to make New York the 23rd state to authorize pot for patients with conditions including AIDS, cancer and epilepsy....
  • Rats! Report shows pest complaints jumped in NYC

    10/12/2014 10:27:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 12, 2014 1:04 PM EDT
    An audit by the New York City comptroller’s office shows the number of pest complaints including rat problems jumped by more than 2,000. The report says citizen calls about pests to the city’s 311 hotline plus online reports went from 22,300 in fiscal year 2012 to 24,586 the next year. …
  • For Second Time, High School Forced to Reverse Ban on Christian Student Group

    10/12/2014 9:46:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 12, 2014 | Gabriella Morrongiello
    High school students in Long Island, N.Y., were recently denied the right to establish a club for Christian students by their school administrators. This marks the second time they’ve run into trouble. Last year, John Raney, a 17-year-old student at Ward Melville High School, created Students United in Faith as an extracurricular club where Christian and non-Christian students could come together to discuss faith and pursue hunger-relief charity projects. “I wanted to start the club because I thought it would provide a safe space for Christians to meet and talk about their faith,” Raney told Fox News. Administrators at Raney’s...
  • Most Expensive State House Race in Colorado Comes Back To Gun Control

    10/11/2014 9:39:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 11 Oct 2014, | Greg Campbell
    Beyond Colorado's headline-grabbing races for Senate and governor, the election for House District 59 is starting to generate its own news for being the most expensive race for state house in Colorado — all thanks to tough new gun control laws passed in 2013. The contest is between Democratic incumbent Mike McLachlan and Republican challenger J. Paul Brown for a small district centered on the rural city of Durango. According to the Durango Herald, the race has attracted "a waterfall of money" from outside groups, to the tune of at least $718,000 in a market where media and advertising are...
  • Thomas Friedman Would Rather Understand ISIS through Batman than the Koran

    10/09/2014 9:43:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/09/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Holy Mustache, Batman! How can you tell when Thomas Friedman has given up and stopped bothering? Is there even a way to tell when a man who tried to turn global flattening into a thing has just given up?Friedman just wrote an article half of which consists of Batman quotes. The rest is his usual mix of random drivel, references to Fukuyama and staged wisdom. ItÂ’s why Orit Perlov, an Israeli expert on Arab social networks, keeps telling me that since I canÂ’t visit the Islamic State, which is known as ISIS, and interview its leaders, the next best...
  • House candidate complains that female GOP opponent hasn’t “worked manually” (New York)

    10/11/2014 2:45:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 11, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    We touched on the rather strange goings on in New York’s 21 congressional district race last weekend, but the fascinating candidate put up by the Democrats just keeps bringing me back to the well. Millionaire filmmaker Aaron Woolf met up with his opponent, Republican small businesswoman Elise Stefanik for a debate this week. In the midst of the action, he suddenly popped up with an observation which left everyone scratching their heads. “I don’t know if you have ever worked manually for a living like I have and I’m certain that [Green Party candidate Matt Funiciello] probably has-I don’t know...
  • Flashy NYC lawyer now focus of rape investigation (Bonfire of the Vanities 2014 )

    10/11/2014 10:37:22 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    AP via Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 10/11/2014 | JENNIFER PELTZ
    He's been a loud, inescapable and expensive adversary of the New York Police Department for years: the publicity-loving lawyer who got huge settlements, and headlines, in some of the city's most notorious brutality cases. Now Sanford Rubenstein is getting unwelcome attention as a potential rape suspect. --snip-- A member of Sharpton's National Action Network has accused the 70-year-old attorney of sexually assaulting her at his luxury apartment after Sharpton's 60th birthday party
  • Brooklyn teen hospitalized with Ebola-like symptoms

    10/11/2014 8:11:07 AM PDT · by wastedyears · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/11/2014 | Matt Mcnulty
    A teen who had recently returned home to Brooklyn following a trip to Sudan was rushed to the hospital with Ebola-like symptoms on Friday night, authorities said.
  • City Hall aide Rachel Noerdlinger was with ex-con boyfriend during 2011 drug arrest ( NYC )

    10/11/2014 7:22:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | October 10, 2014 | Leslie Larson
    As rumors swirled that Noerdlinger would resign amid disclosures, de Blasio spokesman Phil Walzak released a statement late Friday afternoon praising Noerdlinger as 'a valued member of our team.' Another day, another embarrassing revelation about top City Hall aide Rachel Noerdlinger. And after nearly 10 hours of silence, another vow of support by Mayor de Blasio for his embattled appointee, a former top confidante of the Rev. Al Sharpton. The new disclosures concern an incident on Aug. 27, 2011, in Edgewater, N.J., when a cop spotted Hassaun McFarlan, Noerdlinger’s ex-con boyfriend, driving her Mercedes-Benz into oncoming traffic. ... McFarlan was...
  • NY Occupy activist acquitted of obstructing police

    10/10/2014 7:25:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 10, 2014 9:49 PM EDT
    After a police-assault conviction made her a rallying point for activists, an Occupy Wall Street protester was cleared Friday of charges stemming from another confrontation with police. Cecily McMillan was acquitted Friday of obstructing government administration, after her second trial this year. […] In the latest case, prosecutors said McMillan interfered with officers who’d stopped two accused fare-beaters in a Manhattan subway station in December 2013. McMillan claimed to be a lawyer, urged the two not to cooperate with police, hectored the officers and got in the way while shooting video when the officers took the two to a transit...
  • Op-Ed: The New York Times Again In Cuckoo-Land (antisemitism)

    10/10/2014 12:18:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | Tuesday, October 07, 2014 10:28 PM | Jack Engelhard
    The good news is that The New York Times has to dump another hundred reporters. The bad news is that Tom Friedman is still on the beat. But the paper, constantly eyeing Der Sturmer for inspiration, keeps losing readers in droves. People have begun to catch on. They’re catching on to what I’ve been saying for years, that The New York Times is the most anti-Semitic newspaper in the entire world. […] Today’s op-ed needle comes from yet another scoffer named Roger Cohen—or is this the same dunce who appears time and again? I don’t know. […] So what’s the...
  • House homestretch: 5 key dynamics

    10/10/2014 12:56:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/8/14 | Alex Isenstadt
    The battle for the House has turned into trench warfare, with Republicans trying to scrape out enough wins to give them a historic majority and Democrats doing everything they can to minimize GOP gains. If the election were held today, strategists from both sides say, Republicans would expand their current majority by between six and eight seats ... Republicans head into the final weeks of the campaign almost exclusively on offense. Of the 31 or so races seriously in contention, 22 — over 70 percent — are in districts held by Democrats. Twenty of the 31 districts were won by...
  • School workers say they were fired because they weren't Hispanic ( New Jersey )

    10/10/2014 7:33:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    New Jersey ^ | October 09, 2014 | Brian Amaral
    Two former school district employees, including the one who oversaw its affirmative action policies, filed race discrimination suits in September, saying they were fired because they're not Hispanic. Bernice Marshall, the former human resources manager, and Edmund Treadway, the former transportation manager, argue in Superior Court filings that the Perth Amboy School District is favoring Hispanic job candidates and employees. "No one's paying attention to the kids," said Marshall, who is African-American
  • I.M.F. Takes Aim at Wall Street’s Pay System

    10/10/2014 8:00:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/10/2014 | WILLIAM D. COHAN
    We don’t like to concede that a primary cause of the financial crisis was a Wall Street compensation system that rewarded executives, bankers and traders for taking big risks with other people’s money without holding them the least bit accountable. And because we don’t like to discuss such things in polite company, it is certainly unsurprising that six years later, not a single fundamental aspect of how Wall Street pays its top people has changed. The incentive system that handed out millions of dollars in bonuses to bankers and traders who packaged shoddy mortgages into securities and sold them as...
  • NYC airport workers strike over Ebola fears

    10/09/2014 2:46:01 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 26 replies
    Airport workers who clean Delta Airlines planes walked off the job Wednesday night in a day-long strike against Ebola-related safety concerns at LaGuardia Airport. Between 100 to 200 employees of Air Serv, which cleans Delta planes at Terminal D, went on strike at 10 p.m. and will return to work for the Thursday night shift at 6:30 p.m., according to 32BJ Service Employees International Union.
  • BP Agent: Nothing Done to Secure Border from Ebola, Apprehensions at 30%

    10/09/2014 3:00:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 9 Oct 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    Border Patrol Agent and National Border Patrol Council #3307 Vice President Chris Cabrera said that “nothing” has been done to secure the border in the event the Ebola virus spreads to Central America, and that the apprehension rate on the border was down to about 30% . ... Cabrera continued his criticism of the upper management of the Border Patrol, saying, “What needs to be done is we need to have our agents in the field where they belong, we need to stop cutting our manpower and stop cutting our hours and get our guys out there on the front...
  • New Jersey Customs Agent: We're Not Prepared for Ebola

    10/09/2014 3:07:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 8 Oct 2014 | Warner Todd Huston
    A federal customs official at New Jersey's Newark International Airport says that they are not trained or equipped to face passengers who might be infected with Ebola. ... The agent, who wanted to stay anonymous, noted that no doctors or CDC personnel had been assigned to his airport for any flights from Africa or countries with connecting flights to Ebola effected areas. ... This unnamed Customs agent isn't the only one saying that few are prepared for Ebola. A nurses union recently contradicted the CDC's Dr. Thomas Frieden who claimed that all of America's hospitals are ready for Ebola. The...
  • Plane Cabin Cleaners Strike Over Ebola at La Guardia Airport

    10/09/2014 12:34:50 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 30 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/9/14 | JOE JACKSON, MELANIE TROTTMAN And ANDREW TANGEL
    Prompted by recent Ebola scares, about 200 cabin cleaners at New York’s La Guardia Airport have walked off the job over what they say are safety concerns. The protesting workers are employed by Air Serv, which contracts with Delta to clean airplane cabins and bathrooms, and organizers predict the strike will last 24 hours.
  • SEE IT: NYPD cop allegedly took $1,300 in cash from Brooklyn construction worker’s pocket

    10/08/2014 5:33:07 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | october 8, 2014 | John Marzulli
    The Brooklyn District Attorney’s office is investigating allegations that an NYPD cop wrongfully removed more than $1,000 from a man during a stop-and-frisk then pepper sprayed two people he did not arrest, the Daily News has learned. The encounter was captured on a cell phone video, which has been turned over to prosecutors and the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau, said lawyer Robert Marinelli. “One of the most disturbing things about the video is the other cops standing around watching and doing nothing to stop the wrongdoing,” Marinelli said Wednesday. Marinelli represents siblings who were pepper sprayed — Lamard Joye who...