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  • NYC Wants to Mandate a No-Smoking Ban in Peoplesí Homes

    01/01/2013 12:34:34 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 59 replies
    The Independent Sentinel ^ | December 30, 2012 | Sara Noble
    NYC Mayor Bloomberg is behind a secret cabal of neighborhood spies who run around convincing tenants and landlords to disallow all smoking by tenants, even within their own apartments.The community spy groups get a $10,000 bounty for their efforts. The bounty is coming out of a grant, in other words, our tax money. This is ripe for corruption to say nothing about the whole stealth factor being unethical, sneaky, and communistic. It pits neighbor against neighbor and it demonizes people.But don’t worry, it is for the common good.I’ve never smoked in my life and I don’t like being around cigarettes,...
  • Here come the crazies (Cuomo, Obama, to release more mental patients)

    01/01/2013 10:06:36 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 79 replies
    © Copyright 2013 NYP Holdings, Inc. All rights reserved. ^ | Last Updated: 12:26 AM, January 1, 2013
    The Cuomo administration is preparing to shove thousands of mentally ill New Yorkers out of supervised settings ó where they can be forced to take their medication ó into far less restrictive, far more dangerous ďcommunity housing.Ē Albany, under pressure from the Obama administration, recently ordered psychiatric facilities not to place any discharged patients in adult homes, where staff can ensure they take their meds. Instead, theyíll be placed in ďcommunity housing,Ē without full-time supervision. This is part of the stateís plan to essentially empty adult homes into community-based ďsupportiveĒ apartments, leaving up to 6,000 people ó including those with...
  • Port Authority cop accused of owning 'Newtown'-style assault rifle

    12/31/2012 4:38:43 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 122 replies
    This gun lover carries a badge. Port Authority cop Jeffrey Haner was busted on possession of two illegal assault weapons, including the same type of Bushmaster rifle used in the Newtown massacre, authorities said. Ramsey, NJ, police said they took a total of 10 weapons from Haner after his wife asked for a temporary restraining order. The 41-year-old cop, who works at the George Washington Bridge and made $175,000 last year, also had eight legal guns, including two handguns, Ramsey police said. But Hanerís .223-caliber Bushmaster and Chinese-made Norinco rifle were fitted with accessories including flash suppressors that made them...
  • Revealing gun permit holders a dumb move

    12/31/2012 12:14:42 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies
    Naperville Sun (Il) ^ | December 29, 2012 | TIM WEST
    Illinois gun owners will doubtless remember a year and a half ago when the Associated Press used the state of Illinois Freedom of Information Act to try to obtain a list of the holders of Illinois Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) cards. FOID card holders objected mightily, and the Illinois Legislature passed a bill, which Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law, to exempt FOID cards from the freedom of information law and protect the privacy of card holders. Even though, as a news guy, I would of course always like to know everything about everybody, I agreed with FOID card holders...
  • NY Times Opinion Writer: ĎGive Upí On The ĎArchaic, Idiosyncraticí And ĎEvilí Constitution

    12/31/2012 7:28:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 104 replies
    Mediate ^ | 12/31/12 | Noah Rothman
    Georgetown University constitutional law professor Louis Michael Seidman has just about had it with the focus of his 40 years of academic study. As he writes in the New York Times on Monday, it is the Constitution itself which has allowed for the series of legislative follies that finally resulted in the ďfiscal cliff.Ē Seidman says that it is time for Americans to realize what lawmakers have known since the constitutionís inception Ė it is okay to ignore it. ďAs the nation teeters at the edge of fiscal chaos, observers are reaching the conclusion that the American system of government...
  • Greenwich Village couple busted with cache of weapons, bombmaking explosives: sources

    12/31/2012 6:48:35 AM PST · by bryan999 · 63 replies
    The privileged daughter of a prominent city doctor, and her boyfriend ó a Harvard grad and Occupy Wall Street activist ó have been busted for allegedly having a cache of weapons and a bombmaking explosive in their Greenwich Village apartment. Morgan Gliedman ó who is nine-months pregnant ó and her baby daddy, Aaron Greene, 31, also had instructions on making bombs, including a stack of papers with a cover sheet titled, ďThe Terrorist Encyclopedia,íí sources told The Post yesterday. People who know Greene say his political views are ďextreme,Ē the sources said.
  • Beware: 11,000 psychotics on streets (Of New York City)

    12/30/2012 3:37:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/30/2012 | By GARY BUISO
    The city streets are teeming with thousands of mentally ill homeless people capable of psychotic acts of random violence if left untreated, experts warned yesterday. As many as 11,000 of the cityís 33,000 homeless adults have some form of mental illness, said D.J. Jaffe, executive director of the Mental Illness Policy Organization. Of that number, about 3,300 are potentially violent, Jaffe said. ďWhen untreated, theyíre capable of horrific acts,Ē said Jaffe. ďThe danger is that theyíre so sick that they donít know theyíre sick, and their brain is incapable of regulating their own behavior.Ē He urged New Yorkers to be...
  • NY plaintiff: Gay benefits 'bigger than marriage'

    12/30/2012 2:32:28 PM PST · by bgill · 24 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 30, 2013 | Larry Neumeister
    "I feel like everybody's treating me like a hero. Everybody thinks it takes enormous courage." ... Windsor maintained that the federal government's insistence in the Defense of Marriage Act that a marriage can be only defined as a relationship between a man and a woman meant she was not entitled to a marital deduction on Spyer's estate. That meant, she said, that she owed $363,053 in taxes that she would not have to pay if the law did not unconstitutionally discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.
  • Time to Contact Gannett Board For Reaction to Invasion of Privacy to Legal Gun Permit Holders?

    12/29/2012 3:09:11 PM PST · by george76 · 43 replies
    Gateway ^ | December 29, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    On Sunday, liberal New York newspaper The Journal News published the names and addresses of legal permit holders in two counties online and in print. If that wasnít bad enough, this weekend, the Gannett owned Journal News announced that it will publish more names and addresses of residents holding pistol permits in the New York area. Enough is Enough. Two other outlets have posted names and personal contact info for the employees of this Gannett owned paper. Isnít it about time the Gannett Board of Directors were contacted for their official reaction to this controversial practice? Do these board members...
  • A Tale of two cities: Homicides plummet in New York, leap in Chicago

    12/29/2012 11:35:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    US News ^ | 12/29/2012 | M. Alex Johnson, NBC News
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was crowing. "The number of murders this year will be lower than any time in recorded city history," Bloomberg said Friday in a statement announcing that homicides in the city this year had fallen to 414 ó the fewest since it started keeping such statistics in 1963. About the same time Friday, Chicago police were trying to get the message out that their city hadn't actually recorded its 500th homicide this year, as was being reported. A few hours later, they had to backtrack and acknowledge that, yes, in fact, "the city has seen its...
  • New York newspaper to list more gun permit holders after uproar

    12/29/2012 9:43:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 159 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/29/12 | Noreen O'Donnell
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A suburban New York newspaper that sparked an uproar among gun enthusiasts by publishing names and addresses of residents holding pistol permits is now planning to publish even more identities of permit-toting locals. Further names and addresses will be added as they become available to a map originally published on December 24 in the White Plains, New York-based Journal News, the newspaper said. The original map listed thousands of pistol permit holders in suburban Westchester and Rockland counties just north of New York City. Along with an article entitled "The gun owner next door: What you...
  • The WaPo Kerry Endorsement: Curious and Curiouser

    12/29/2012 7:13:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. The editorial staff of the Washington Post, surely meant well. They wanted readers to think that Sen. John Kerryís vast experience in foreign policy over four decades equips him to serve as Secretary of State in the second Obama administration. The editorial, titled ďJohn Kerry: Well-suited to be Secretary of State,Ē gets that part right. The natty Mr. Kerry certainly looks the part of a globe-trotting senior U.S. diplomat. As to his qualifications for that role, weíre reminded of Frederick the Greatís response when he was urged to make a less...
  • Murder rate in New York City hits a record low with 414 homicides in 2012

    12/29/2012 12:18:50 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2012 | MATTHEW LYSIAK AND JOE KEMP
    <p>The murder rate in the city plunged to a record low this year ó and the number of shootings plummeted to their lowest point in 18 years, officials said.</p> <p>As of Friday, there were 414 homicides investigated since the beginning of the year ó about 19% less than the 471 killings reported at the same time in 2011.</p>
  • Blogger publishes names, addresses of newspaper staff after gun-permit database

    12/28/2012 4:30:58 PM PST · by autumnraine · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/28/2012 | Fox News
    <p>A blogger upset with a New York newspaperís decision to publish an interactive map of local gun permit holders has returned the favor by posting the names and addresses of nearly every employee at the publication.</p> <p>Blogger Christopher Fountain on For What Itís Worth published names, home address and email contact information for Journal News editor Cyndee Royle, publisher Janet Hasson and reporter Dwight Worley, who wrote an article on Sunday to accompany the map that led to widespread criticism aimed at the Lower Hudson Valley newspaper.</p>
  • The Port Authorityís Cloudy Future (Port Authority of New York and New Jersey)

    12/28/2012 1:25:40 PM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2012 | Nicole Gelinas
    The transportation agency has mortgaged itself to the hilt to rebuild the World Trade Center, leaving few resources for its real mission. New Yorkers have watched One World Trade Center gradually define the downtown skyline. The massive glass-and-steel building should reach its full height and be ready for tenants within 18 months. But to those tenants, One World Trade may come to symbolize not victory over terror but rather their own miserable commutes. Most of the white-collar workers who will stream into the tower depend on subways, buses, tunnels, and bridges to get to Manhattan. And over the past decade,...
  • NYC expects 2012 to have fewest murders on record

    12/28/2012 1:20:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    NEW YORK ó The number of murders in New York City is expected to hit a record low this year, and shootings are at their lowest point in at least 18 years, officials said Friday. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly credited police efforts, including the controversial tactic known as stop and frisk, and Bloomberg said the statistics showed "that the safest big city in America is safer." So far, there have been 414 homicides citywide this year, 19 percent less than last year and the fewest since reliable record-keeping for killings began in 1963. The previous low...
  • N.Y. special session on gun laws appears unlikely

    12/28/2012 10:29:54 AM PST · by neverdem
    The Ithaca Journal (N.Y.) | Dec 26, 2012 | Joseph Spector
    Here's the link.
  • Another innocent victim murdered in the subway; Cops hunt woman who shoved man to his death

    12/28/2012 9:15:20 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 54 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/27/12 | Matthew Lysiak
    A heavyset Hispanic woman ó seen by five witnesses pacing and mumbling to herself ó pushes a helpless man in front of an oncoming Flushing-bound No. 7 train in Queens. She was caught on tape while fleeing the crime scene: police. A MAN WAITING for an approaching No. 7 train in Queens died a gruesome death Thursday night when a young woman darted up behind the helpless straphanger and pushed him onto the tracks, police said. The unidentified victim was crushed by the first and second cars of the Flushing-bound train about 8 p.m, as his murderer hustled down the...
  • Video shows suspect fleeing the scene of fatal Queens subway shove (NYers let her escape)

    12/28/2012 8:41:15 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 61 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/28/12 | LARRY CELONA
    A madwoman last night pushed a stranger onto subway tracks in Queens, where he was killed by a train, police and witnesses said. It was the second such nightmare in less than a month. The unsuspecting victim was waiting at the elevated 40th Street station of the 7 line in Sunnyside at 8 p.m. ďThis lady, she just pushed the guy on the tracks. Then she ran away. I was screaming and closing my eyes,Ē said witness Tenzing Tegeng, 21, one of five people on the platform. ďI knew he was gonna get hit by the train. Thatís why I...
  • Ordinary folks losing faith in stocks

    12/27/2012 11:54:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 27, 2012 5:17 PM EST | Bernard Condon
    Andrew Neitlich is the last person youíd expect to be rattled by the stock market. He once worked as a financial analyst picking stocks for a mutual fund. He has huddled with dozens of CEOs in his current career as an executive coach. During the dot-com crash 12 years ago, he kept his wits and did not sell. But heís selling now. ďYou have to trust your government. You have to trust other governments. You have to trust Wall Street,Ē says Neitlich, 47. ďAnd I donít trust any of these.Ē Defying decades of investment history, ordinary Americans are selling stocks...
  • Staten Island Community Education Council Pushing For Guns In Schools

    12/27/2012 7:44:15 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | December 27, 2012
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — In the push for increased school safety in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, some parents on Staten Island are pushing for guns in school. It’s all part of a proposal that calls for the weapons to be held by retired city cops, but as CBS 2′s Sean Hennessey reported Thursday, not everyone is convinced it’s the way to go. Some New York City students may soon be getting a lesson in school safety few ever would have imagined. Sam Pirozzolo is the president of Staten Island Community Education Council 31, the school...
  • UC Berkeleyís newly appointed chancellor denies he signed anti-Israel petition

    12/27/2012 2:10:31 PM PST · by oliverdarcy · 4 replies
    The newly appointed Chancellor of the University of California Ė Berkeley (CAL) denied in a recent interview that he signed a petition demanding Columbia University divest from companies doing business with Israel. While chair of Columbiaís Department of Anthropology in 2002, Nicholas Dirksí name appeared on a controversial petition calling for the Ivy League school to divest from Israel because of the ďbrutality of Israeli military rule over Palestinians.Ē Dirks denied that he signed the petition, in an interview with the University of Californiaís Office of Public Affairs.
  • Newspaper That Published Gun-Owner Addresses Gets Its Staff's Info Outed

    12/27/2012 10:11:53 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 51 replies
    Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News ^ | 12/27/12 | J.K. Trotter
    Yesterday we told you about the interactive map of local gun owners published by the†Journal-News,†a newspaper serving the Westchester and Rockland counties of New York, and the outcry it immediately drew. Turns out the stunt was so unpopular ó with gun owners and privacy advocates alike ó that a blogger named Christopher Fountain took it upon himself to dig up and organize the names, addresses, and phone numbers of the†Journal-News staff, starting with editor Cyndee Royle. The post is called "Keep up the heat" and encourages readers to pester the paper and prevent them from...report[ing] gun-owner addresses. As long as...
  • Blogger Retaliates Against Paper That Published Gun Owner Addresses

    12/27/2012 8:13:44 AM PST · by Patriot95 · 24 replies
    The BLAZE ^ | 27 December 2012 | Liz Klimas
    In retaliation against the New York newspaper ó the Journal News ó that published the addresses of those pistol permit holders in two of the stateís counties, a blogger has created a map pinpointing the addresses of the newspaperís employees. Mimicking the title of the Journal Newsí original article, Robert Cox with ďTalk of the SoundĒ headlined his post: Map: Where are the Journal News employees in your neighborhood?
  • Gannett's Journal-News in New York Defends Publishing Gun Permit Holders' Names and Addresses

    12/26/2012 8:42:24 PM PST · by chessplayer · 21 replies
    Jammie Wearing Fool is reporting, with supporting links, that Editor CynDee Royle at the Journal News headquartered in White Plains, New York, which on Saturday, as noted on Monday at NewsBusters, published an interactive map showing the names and address of all pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland Counties, has taken down her Facebook page and made her Twitter account private (the latter may have been the case before the article was published). The paper has also recognized the outrage the published map cause, is offering a truly lame defense, and claims it didn't get everything it wanted. Paper-ďPeople...
  • Sandy relief center in New York looted, vandalized over Christmas

    12/27/2012 5:26:58 AM PST · by detective · 19 replies
    NBCNews ^ | 12/26/2012 | Marc Santia
    A relief center for storm-ravaged residents of Staten Island, New York, was vandalized and looted overnight on Christmas by thieves who stole donated supplies and destroyed items intended for victims of Hurricane Sandy. The Midland Beach center on Midland Avenue has been an oasis of hope for those who lost their homes in the storm nearly two months ago. The supplies are housed under a tent, which is blocked off with barricades and manned by volunteers, but the workers left the center unattended on Christmas night.
  • Sandy Victims Still Stranded As ďRed TapeĒ Hinders Help From FEMA

    12/26/2012 10:07:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 26, 2012 | Joe Schoffstall
    Nearly two months after homes in Staten Island, NY were devastated by Hurricane Sandy, residents say theyíre still struggling with red tape as they try to get the government to help. Ö Victims are shuffled from one desk to another for registration, an identification check, and one-on-one interviewsóthen referred to something called a ďMitigation Desk,Ē a FEMA official at a local Disaster Recovery Center explained to MRCTV. Ö
  • The strange birth of NYís gun laws

    12/26/2012 10:29:02 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 3 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 12/26/12
    The father of New York gun control was Democratic city pol ďBig Tim ďSullivan ó a state senator and Tammany Hall crook, a criminal overseer of the gangs of New York. In 1911 ó in the wake of a notorious Gramercy Park blueblood murder-suicide ó Sullivan sponsored the Sullivan Act, which mandated police-issued licenses for handguns and made it a felony to carry an unlicensed concealed weapon. This was the heyday of the pre-Prohibition gangs, roving bands of violent toughs who terrorized ethnic neighborhoods and often fought pitched battles with police. In 1903, the Battle of Rivington Street pitted a...
  • NYPD Captain Tweets Warnings About Felons Released from Prison

    12/26/2012 6:14:03 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    DNA Info ^ | 12/26/12
    CARROLL GARDENS ó An NYPD commander is using Twitter to distribute the names and mugshots of convicts recently returned to his neighborhood after serving prison sentences ó and his actions could result in a lawsuit. Capt. Jeffrey Schiff, commanding officer of the 76th Precinct, which covers Red Hook, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and part of Gowanus, said his goal is to protect his community and keep residents safe. But his actions, though praised by some local residents, have caused privacy concerns among others and provoked the threat of a lawsuit from Legal Aid. "Everyone can absorb this information and intelligently...
  • New York newspaper faces backlash after publishing map of gun permit holders

    12/26/2012 4:37:45 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published December 25, 2012
    <p>A local New York newspaper is drawing the ire of its readers after publishing an interactive map that shows the names and addresses of thousands of residents who have handgun permits.</p>
  • Residents return home after NY fatal shooting (Webster NY)

    12/26/2012 4:26:42 AM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/26/2012 | NA
    WEBSTER, N.Y. (AP) ó Residents of a suburban Rochester, N.Y., neighborhood gutted by a fire set by a man who gunned down four volunteer firefighters have been allowed to return to their homes. Local media outlets report that authorities began letting homeowners return to their properties in Webster on Tuesday, a day after 62-year-old William Spengler shot four firefighters, killing two, after setting the pre-dawn blaze that destroyed seven homes along Lake Ontario and damaged two others.
  • Luxury condo building in B'klyn bans smoking by owners and tenants

    12/25/2012 7:52:24 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 23, 2012 | JULIA MARSH and BETH DEFALCO
    Itís fine to flash the neighbors ó just donít have the indecency to smoke. The condo board for one of Brooklynís most prestigious addresses has banned smoking throughout the glass-walled building ó including in residentsí private apartments. Condo owners at tony 1 Grand Army Plaza ó a k a 1 Prospect Park, where residents are famous for parading around in the buff, giving parkgoers an eyeful through their floor-to-ceiling windows ó will now face fines if they dare to light up in their multimillion-dollar pads. The only area where residents can puff away is on their private terraces, which boast...
  • New York newspaper faces backlash after publishing map of gun permit holders

    12/25/2012 10:04:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 93 replies
    fox news ^ | 12/25/12 | staff
    A local New York newspaper is drawing the ire of its readers after publishing an interactive map that shows the names and addresses of thousands of residents who have handgun permits. The online map was published by The Journal News along with an article under the headline: "The gun owner next door: What you don't know about the weapons in your neighborhood." The newspaper obtained, and then published, the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties through a Freedom of Information Act request. The article, in explaining the decision to publish the information, pointed to...
  • Stocks tumble as fiscal cliff deadline nears

    12/25/2012 1:13:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    CNN Money ^ | December 24, 2012: 1:41 PM ET | Ben Rooney
    U.S. stocks sank Monday as investors remain concerned that officials in Washington will fail to resolve a looming fiscal crisis. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 0.4%. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq both lost about 0.3%. U.S. markets closed at 1 p.m. ET and will remain dark Tuesday for the Christmas holiday. With time running out, investors are increasingly concerned about the lack of progress in talks over tax hikes and spending cuts set to kick in automatically on Jan. 1, known as the fiscal cliff. Ö
  • Hero of Superstorm Sandy dies in surfing accident

    12/24/2012 7:50:29 PM PST · by South40 · 3 replies
    The Belle Harbor section of the Rockaways in New York, where so many heroes emerged during Superstorm Sandy, has lost one of them to a tragic surfing death in Puerto Rico. ((snip)) The New York City lifeguard was widely praised after the storm for using his surfboard to move several Queens neighbors endangered by high water and a fire to safety.
  • Newspaper Publishes Gun Owners' Names and Addresses

    12/24/2012 5:01:47 PM PST · by mandaladon · 178 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 24 Dec 2012 | Colleen Curry
    A newspaper in New York has received a wave of criticism from its readers after publishing the names and addresses of all of the individuals with handgun or pistol permits in its coverage area. Hundreds of residents in New York's Westchester and Rockland counties were surprised to find their names and addresses listed on a map posted by The Journal News on Sunday. Users can click any dot on the map to see which of their neighbors has a permit for a gun. The map sparked more than 500 comments from readers within a day of its appearance on the...
  • DEMS IN MARYLAND, NJ, NY AND MASSACHUSETTS FACE PRISON TIME FOR VOTER FRAUD

    12/24/2012 8:48:56 AM PST · by lowbridge · 52 replies
    breitbart ^ | december 23, 2012
    After it surfaced that Democratic Congressional candidate Wendy Rosen had been voting in two states she dropped out of her race against Republican Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) in September
  • Gunman who ambushed firefighters killed grandmother in 1980, police say (Banned From Owning Guns)

    12/24/2012 1:54:39 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 24, 2012 | Jason White
    The gunman who ambushed four volunteer firefighters, killing two, in upstate New York had spent 17 years in prison for beating his grandmother to death with a hammer in 1980, police said. Undated booking photo of William Spengler, who shot and killed two firefighters Monday. William Spengler opened fire on the volunteers as they responded to a blaze just before 6 a.m. ET in a small cluster of homes along Lake Ontario in Webster, N.Y., police said, rocking this close-knit community. The 62-year-old convicted felon had apparently set a trap, firing on the first responders from atop an earthen berm....
  • BREAKING People (firefighters) Shot at Scene of Webster (NY) Fire

    12/24/2012 5:17:08 AM PST · by Revelation 911 · 159 replies
    WHAM13 ^ | 12/24/12 | WHAM13
    Webster, N.Y. -- 13WHAM News has learned several people have been shot at the scene of a fire on Lake Road in Webster. The fire is at 191 Lake Road near Bay Road. A source tells 13WHAM News that at that scene, an unknown gunman opened fire on fire crews on the scene. The victims have been taken by Mercy Flight to area hospitals. The fire has now spread to a second house. 13WHAM has several crews converging on the scene and will provide updates at they're available.
  • Man Charged in '05 Murder of Cicero Woman

    12/23/2012 10:40:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 23, 2012 | Ryan Haggerty
    <p>A man who was paroled just two days earlier was ordered held without bail Saturday in the 2005 murder of a 23-year-old Cicero woman.</p> <p>Travon D. McDonald, 29, of Hickory Hills is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Nayely Murry. He is charged with suffocating Murry, hiding her body in the trunk of a car and trying to set the car on fire.</p>
  • New York Governor: Gun Confiscation on the Table

    12/22/2012 7:38:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is getting his gun control proposals ready and they're looking pretty unconstitutional. He added that he was focusing his attention on changing state laws restricting the possession of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. The governor described the state‚Äôs existing ban on those items as having ‚Äúmore holes than Swiss cheese.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúI don‚Äôt think legitimate sportsmen are going to say, ‚ÄėI need an assault weapon to go hunting,‚Äô ‚ÄĚ he said. At the same time, he noted that he owns a shotgun that he has used for hunting, and said, ‚ÄúThere is a balance here...
  • Democrats Fully to Blame for Subprime Mortgage Crisis that Caused 2008 Financial Disaster

    12/22/2012 2:54:00 PM PST · by george76 · 46 replies
    Gateway ^ | December 22, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    In his early activist days, Barack Obama the community organizer sued banks to ease lending practices... During his time as a community organizer Barack Obama led several protests against banks to make loans to high risk individuals. ... A new study by the respected National Bureau of Economic Research found that Democrats are to blame for the subprime mortgage crisis. ... Republicans warned Democrats of the impending doom in 2004.
  • It's looking like a Meh Christmas for Pocono shoppers ( and Howard Howard Davidowitz )

    12/22/2012 12:49:47 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | December 08, 2012 | Howard Frank
    Tight budgets, bargain hunting change consumer habits... It's Christmas 2012, and economic conditions have ushered in big changes in shopping habits. The problem, one retail expert said, is consumers' recent loss of income, personal wealth and jobs. "Eighty percent of Americans have lost 40 percent of their net worth since Obama has been president," said Howard Davidowitz, chairman of Davidowitz & Associates Inc., a national retail consulting and investment banking firm headquartered in New York City. "Median family income is down 10 percent. Unemployment and underemployment is at 14 percent. And if we grow at 2 percent, we can't gain...
  • Advertising guru blames Obama's 'class warfare' for Hamptons mansion sale

    12/22/2012 6:22:24 AM PST · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 22, 2012 | JENNIFER GOULD KEIL and SELIM ALGAR
    He got taxed out of town. Legendary advertising guru Jerry Della Femina is the latest Hamptons fat cat to unload his East End spread at the precipice of the dreaded fiscal cliff, The Post has learned. The flamboyant Madison Avenue guru has sold his 8,500-square-foot estate ó the host of many legendary Hamptons bashes ó for $25 million, and blames his flight squarely on President Obamaís fiscal policies. ďI want the proceeds of this sale to go to my kids and my grandkids,Ē said the man behind iconic ad campaigns for Meow Mix and Absolut Vodka. ďI donít want my...
  • Nadler: ĎThe State Ought to Have a Monopoly on Legitimate Violenceí

    12/22/2012 5:03:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 21, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said only the federal government should have ďhigh-capacityĒ gun magazines and that the ďstate ought to have a monopoly on legitimate violence.Ē At a Capitol Hill press conference on Wednesday, Nadler gathered with other House Democrats to push for stricter gun control in the wake of last weekís massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., which left 26 dead, including 20 children. The lawmaker told CNSNews.com that he not only supports prohibiting the future sale of 10-round gun magazines, but he would like to confiscate high-capacity clips already legally possessed by American citizens. Ö...
  • Bloomberg: No One Has ĎDefended the Second Amendment as Much as I Haveí(XX BARF)

    12/21/2012 5:50:57 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 53 replies
    Politicker ^ | 12/21 9:20am | Colin Campbell
    ďI donít think thereís anybody thatís defended the Second Amendment as much as I have, Ray,Ē Mr. Bloomberg said to a caller who asked him why he was ďso againstĒ the constitutional passage . ďI think you have a perfect right to buy weapons and keep them for protection or for sport. We have tried to make sure that you have it. The Supreme Court says that there areĖconsistent with the Second AmendmentĖyou can have reasonable restrictions, so, for example, you canít buy a nuclear-tipped weapon.Ē
  • Cuomo Says Heíll Outline Gun Proposal Next Month ("Confiscation could be an option...")

    12/21/2012 4:39:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 56 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 20, 2012 | THOMAS KAPLAN
    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Thursday that he had started discussions with leaders of the State Legislature about new gun control measures, and that he planned to propose a package of gun legislation in his State of the State address on Jan. 9. ďThereís a big difference of opinion on these issues,Ē Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, said in an interview on an Albany radio station. The New York Assembly, controlled by Democrats, has voted for a number of proposed gun control measures in recent years, only to have the legislation falter in the Senate, which has been controlled by Republicans....
  • Atheists Use Times Square Billboard for Anti-Christmas Pitch

    12/21/2012 9:57:26 AM PST · by Coleus · 43 replies
    The New American ^ | 12.14.12 | Dave Bohon
    A group called American Atheists has posted a high-profile billboard in New York City's Times Square depicting Christianity as a ‚Äúmyth,‚ÄĚ apparently mocking Jesus Christ on the cross. The group, which first launched its Christmas ‚Äúmyth‚ÄĚ campaign in 2010, ramped up its campaign with a giant sign that features an image of Santa Claus, an equally large picture portraying a suffering Jesus on the cross, along with the phrase, ‚ÄúKeep the Merry ‚ÄĒ Dump the Myth!‚ÄĚDavid Silverman, president of the atheist club, claimed in a press release that his group thinks ‚Äúa large population of Christians are actually 'atheists'...
  • DHS errors let 800k deported illegals stay in U.S.

    12/18/2012 5:10:50 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 18, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    The federal governmentís system of tracking immigrantsí status is so broken that it gives a green light to one in eight aliens who have been ordered deported, according to an audit Tuesday that found the government has gone on to approve some of those who slip through for work in sensitive areas of airports and granted them benefits such as Medicaid or food stamps. Some of those aliens who should have been kicked out had serious criminal records, including for assault and extortion, according to the audit by the Homeland Security Departmentís inspector general. All told, some 800,000 immigrants are...
  • Shooting rampage threat foiled at Delaware Valley Job Corps center

    12/21/2012 8:31:37 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    Times Herald-Record Middletown, NY ^ | 12/22/12 | Victor Whitman
    CALLICOON ó A student at the Delaware Valley Job Corps was arrested on Sunday and charged with felonies after threatening to go on a shooting rampage. Sullivan County sheriff's deputies say Patrick Milliken, 20, was charged after three students reported that Milliken, at separate times on Sunday, threatened to go to his home in Newburgh and get a gun, then return "to shoot up the Job Corps and kill himself," Undersheriff Eric Chaboty said. Milliken was found late Sunday hiding outside a building on campus after going missing. Chaboty said deputies are still investigating why Milliken allegedly made the threats...